Sony | DSC-P43 | Operating instructions | Sony DSC-P41 Digital Camera User Manual

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Getting started________________________
Shooting still images __________________
Digital Still Camera
Viewing still images ___________________
Operating Instructions
Deleting still images __________________
Before operating the unit, please read this manual thoroughly, and
retain it for future reference.
Before advanced operations _____________
Owner’s Record
The model and serial numbers are located on the bottom. Record the
serial number in the space provided below. Refer to these numbers
whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product.
Model No. DSC-P41/P43
Serial No.
Advanced still image shooting ___________
Advanced still image viewing ____________
Still image editing ______________________
Still image printing _____________________
(PictBridge printer)
Enjoying movies _______________________
Enjoying images on your computer _______
Troubleshooting _______________________
DSC-P41/P43
Additional information___________________
Index ______________________________
© 2004 Sony Corporation
WARNING
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do
not expose the unit to rain or
moisture.
For the Customers in the U.S.A.
If you have any questions about this product,
you may call:
Sony Customer Information Services Center
1-800-222-SONY (7669)
The number below is for the FCC related
matters only.
Regulatory Information
Declaration of Conformity
Trade Name:
SONY
Model No.:
DSC-P41, DSC-P43
Responsible Party:Sony Electronics Inc.
Address:
16450 W. Bernardo Dr,
San Diego, CA 92127
U.S.A.
Telephone No.: 858-942-2230
This symbol is intended to
alert the user to the presence
of uninsulated “dangerous
voltage” within the product’s
enclosure that may be of
sufficient magnitude to
constitute a risk of electric
shock to persons.
This symbol is intended to
alert the user to the presence
of important operating and
maintenance (servicing)
instructions in the literature
accompanying the appliance.
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This device complies with Part 15 of the
FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) This device
may not cause harmful interference, and (2)
this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
CAUTION
You are cautioned that any changes or
modifications not expressly approved in this
manual could void your authority to operate
this equipment.
Note:
This equipment has been tested and found to
comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses, and can radiate
radio frequency energy and, if not installed
and used in accordance with the instructions,
may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does
cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined
by turning the equipment off and on, the user
is encouraged to try to correct the interference
by one or more of the following measures:
—Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
—Increase the separation between the
equipment and receiver.
—Connect the equipment into an outlet on a
circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
—Consult the dealer or an experienced
radio/TV technician for help.
The supplied interface cable must be used
with the equipment in order to comply with
the limits for a digital device pursuant to
Subpart B of Part 15 of FCC Rules.
For the Customers in the U.S.A.
and Canada (DSC-P43 only)
RECYCLING NICKEL METAL
HYDRIDE BATTERIES
Nickel Metal Hydride batteries
are recyclable.
You can help preserve our
environment by returning your
used rechargeable batteries to
the collection and recycling location nearest
you.
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.
N50
For the Customers in Europe
This product has been tested and found
compliant with the limits sets out in the EMC
Directive for using connection cables shorter
than 3 meters (9.8 feet).
For more information regarding recycling of
rechargeable batteries, call toll free
1-800-822-8837, or
visit http://www.rbrc.org/
Attention
Caution: Do not handle damaged or leaking
Nickel Metal Hydride batteries.
Notice
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 fuse of the same rating as the
supplied one and approved by ASTA or BSI to
BS 1362, (i.e., marked with
or mark)
must be used.
“Memory Stick”
The electromagnetic fields at the specific
frequencies may influence the picture and
sound of this digital camera.
If static electricity or electromagnetism causes
data transfer to discontinue midway (fail),
restart the application or disconnect and
connect the USB cable again.
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.
Certain countries or regions may regulate
disposal of the battery used to power this
product. Please consult with your local
authority.
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Read this first
Trial recording
Do not shake or strike the camera
Do not get the camera wet
Before you record one-time events, you may
want to make a trial recording to make sure
that the camera is working correctly.
In addition to malfunctions and inability to
record images, this may render the “Memory
Stick” unusable or image data breakdown,
damage or loss may occur.
When taking pictures outdoors in the rain or
under similar conditions, be careful not to get
the camera wet. If water gets inside of the
camera, it may cause the camera to
malfunction, sometimes beyond repair. If
moisture condensation occurs, see page 111
and follow the instructions on how to remove
it before using the camera.
No compensation for contents of the
recording
Contents of the recording cannot be
compensated for if recording or playback is
not possible due to a malfunction of your
camera or recording medium, etc.
Back up recommendation
To avoid the potential risk of data loss, always
copy (back up) data to a disk.
Notes on image data compatibility
• This camera conforms with the Design rule
for Camera File system universal standard
established by the JEITA (Japan Electronics
and Information Technology Industries
Association).
• Playback of images recorded with your
camera on other equipment and playback of
images recorded or edited with other
equipment on your camera are not
guaranteed.
Precaution on copyright
Television programs, films, video tapes, and
other materials may be copyrighted.
Unauthorized recording of such materials may
be contrary to the provision of the copyright
laws.
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LCD screen, LCD finder (only models
with an LCD finder) and lens
• The LCD screen and the LCD finder are
manufactured using extremely highprecision technology so over 99.99% of the
pixels are operational for effective use.
However, there may be some tiny black
points and/or bright points (white, red, blue
or green in color) that constantly appear on
the LCD screen and the LCD finder. These
points are normal in the manufacturing
process and do not affect the recording in
any way.
• Be careful when placing the camera near a
window or outdoors. Exposing the LCD
screen, the finder or the lens to direct
sunlight for long periods may cause
malfunctions.
• Do not press the LCD screen hardly. The
screen may be uneven and that may cause a
malfunction.
• Images may be trailed on the LCD screen in
a cold location. This is not a malfunction.
Remove dirt from the surface of the
flash
If the dirt changes color or sticks to the
surface of the flash due to the heat of the flash,
sufficient light may not be emitted.
Do not expose the camera to sand or
dust
Using the camera in sandy or dusty locations
may cause a malfunction.
Do not aim the camera at the sun or
other bright light
This may cause irrecoverable damage to your
eyes or the malfunction of your camera.
Note on locations where you can
use the camera
Do not use the camera near a location that
generates strong radio waves or emits
radiation. The camera may not be able to
record or play back properly.
The pictures used in this manual
The photographs used as examples of pictures
in this manual are reproduced images, and are
not actual images shot using this camera.
The illustrations and screen status
used in manual
The illustrations and screen status used in this
manual are of the DSC-P43 unless noted
otherwise.
Trademarks
•
is a trademark of Sony
Corporation.
• “Memory Stick,”
, “Memory Stick
PRO,”
, “Memory Stick
Duo,”
, “Memory Stick
PRO Duo,”
,
“MagicGate,”
are
trademarks of Sony Corporation.
• Picture Package is a trademark of Sony
Corporation.
• Microsoft, Windows, Windows Media, and
DirectX are either registered trademarks or
trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the
United States and/or other countries.
• Macintosh, Mac OS, QuickTime, iMac,
iBook, PowerBook, Power Mac and eMac,
are trademarks or registered trademarks of
Apple Computer, Inc.
• Macromedia and Flash are trademarks or
registered trademarks of Macromedia, Inc. in
the United States and/or other countries.
• Intel, MMX, and Pentium are trademarks or
registered trademarks of Intel Corporation.
• In addition, system and product names used
in this manual are, in general, trademarks or
registered trademarks of their respective
developers or manufacturers. However, the
™ or ® marks are not used in all cases in this
manual.
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Table of contents
Read this first ............................................ 4
Identifying the parts .................................. 8
Getting started
Preparing batteries .................................. 10
On handling of batteries.......................... 10
Charging the batteries
(DSC-P43 only).............................. 11
Inserting the batteries.............................. 12
Using the AC Adaptor ............................ 15
Using your camera abroad ...................... 16
Turning your camera on/off .................... 16
How to use the control button................. 17
Setting the date and time......................... 17
Shooting still images
Inserting and removing a
“Memory Stick ............................... 20
Setting the still image size ...................... 21
Image size and quality ............................ 22
Basic still image shooting
– Using auto mode.......................... 24
Checking the last image shot
– Quick Review .............................. 26
Using the zoom feature....................... 27
Using the self-timer ............................ 28
Selecting a flash mode ........................ 29
Shooting images with the finder ......... 31
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Inserting the date and time on a still
image.............................................. 32
Shooting according to scene conditions
........................................................ 34
Viewing still images
Viewing images on the LCD screen of
your camera.................................... 37
Viewing images on a TV screen
(DSC-P43 only) ............................. 39
Deleting still images
Deleting images ...................................... 41
Formatting a “Memory Stick” ................ 43
Before advanced operations
How to setup and operate your camera .. 45
Changing menu settings ..................... 45
Changing items on the Setup screen .. 46
Deciding the still image quality.............. 46
Creating or selecting a folder ................. 47
Creating a new folder ......................... 47
Selecting the recording folder ............ 48
Advanced still image
shooting
Choosing an auto focus method ..............49
Choosing a focus range finder frame
– AF range finder............................49
Choosing a focus operation
– AF Mode......................................50
Setting the distance to the subject
– Focus preset .................................51
Adjusting the exposure
– EV adjustment .............................52
Selecting the metering mode...................54
Adjusting color tones – White Balance...55
Adjusting the flash level – Flash Level...56
Shooting images in succession................56
Shooting in Multi Burst mode
– Multi Burst...................................57
Shooting with special effects
– Picture Effect ...............................58
Advanced still image viewing
Selecting the folder and playing back
images – Folder ..............................59
Enlarging a portion of a still image
– Playback zoom.............................60
Playing back successive images
– Slide show ...................................61
Rotating still images – Rotate .................62
Playing back images shot in Multi Burst
mode ...............................................62
Playing back continuously ..................63
Playing back frame by frame ..............63
Still image editing
Protecting images – Protect.....................64
Changing image size – Resize.................65
Choosing images to print
– Print (DPOF) mark ......................66
Still image printing
(PictBridge printer)
Connecting to a PictBridge compliant
printer..............................................68
Printing images........................................69
Printing index-images .............................71
Enjoying movies
Shooting movies......................................74
Viewing movies on the LCD screen .......75
Deleting movies ......................................76
Cutting movies ........................................77
Enjoying images on your
computer
Copying images to your computer
– For Windows users...................... 79
Installing the USB driver.................... 80
Connecting the camera to your
computer......................................... 81
Copying images .................................. 82
Viewing the images on your
computer......................................... 84
Image file storage destinations and file
names.............................................. 84
Viewing an image previously copied to a
computer......................................... 86
Installing “Picture Package”............... 86
Copying images using “Picture Package”
........................................................ 88
Using “Picture Package” .................... 89
Copying images to your computer
– For Macintosh users .................... 90
Using “ImageMixer VCD2”............... 91
Additional information
The number of images that can be saved/
shooting time.................................105
Menu items ............................................106
Setup items ............................................109
Precautions ............................................111
The “Memory Stick” .............................112
The batteries ..........................................113
The battery charger (DSC-P43 only) ....114
Specifications ........................................114
The LCD screen ....................................116
Index
Index......................................................120
Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting ...................................... 93
Warnings and messages........................ 102
Self-diagnosis display – If a code starting
with an alphabet letter appears ..... 104
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Identifying the parts
See the pages in parentheses for details of
operation.
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
POWER lamp (16)
POWER button (16)
Shutter button (24)
Flash (29)
Speaker (bottom surface)
Finder window
Self-timer lamp (28)/
AF illuminator (31, 109)
H Lens
I Microphone
8
J Tripod receptacle (bottom
surface)
• Use a tripod with a screw length of less than
5.5 mm (7/32 inch). You will be unable to firmly
secure the camera to tripods having longer
screws, and may damage the camera.
E
A Mode switch
: To view or edit images
: To shoot still images
: To shoot movies
B Control button
Menu on: v/V/b/B/z (17)
Menu off: / /7/
(29/28/26/
54)
C Finder (31)
Self-timer/recording
lamp (red) (28/25)
AE/AF lock lamp
(green) (25)
(Flash charge) lamp
(orange) (29)
(LCD status/LCD on/off)
button (31)
F MENU button (45, 106)
G RESET button (93)
H DC IN jack (15)
I
(USB) jack (81)
J A/V OUT (MONO) jack (DSC-P43
only) (39)
K
(Image Size/Delete)
button (21, 41)
L D-Zoom (W/T) buttons (27)/
(Index) button (38)/
/
(Playback zoom) buttons
(60)
M Access lamp (20)
N OPEN button (12)
O Battery/“Memory Stick” cover
(12)
P Battery insertion slot (12)
Q “Memory Stick” insertion slot (20)
R Jack cover (15)
S Hook for wrist strap (bottom
surface)
Attaching the wrist strap.
D LCD screen
For details on the items on the LCD screen,
see pages 116 to 119.
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Getting started
Preparing
batteries
Use the following batteries in this camera.
Acceptable batteries
HR 15/51:HR6 (size AA) Nickel-Metal
Hydride batteries (2)
– NH-AA-DA (2) (supplied with the DSCP43)
– NH-AA-2DA twin-pack, etc. (not
supplied)
R6 (size AA) alkaline batteries (2)
– AM3-P2AE (supplied with the DSC-P41)
Batteries that cannot be used
Manganese batteries
Lithium batteries
Ni-cad batteries
If you use the batteries described above, we
cannot guarantee full performance of the
camera by property of the batteries, such as
brownout of the batteries.
On handling of batteries
Notes on the Nickel-Metal
Hydride batteries
• At the time of purchase, or when the
Nickel-Metal Hydride batteries have not
been used for a long time, they may not
fully charge. This is typical of this type
of battery, and is not a malfunction. If
this happens, repeatedly using up the
battery fully, and then recharging it,
should correct the problem.
• If the poles of the Nickel-Metal Hydride
batteries are dirty, the batteries may not be
charged properly. Occasionally clean the poles
of the batteries and the terminals of the charger
by wiping them with a dry cloth.
• When transporting the Nickel-Metal Hydride
batteries, be sure to use the battery case
(supplied with the DSC-P43). If the +/- metal
terminals are shorted, there is a possibility of
danger from excessive heat or fire.
• Even when Nickel-Metal Hydride batteries are
not being used they lose their charge naturally
over time. It is recommended that you recharge
the batteries just before using them.
• If you recharge Nickel-Metal Hydride batteries
before fully using up the existing charge, the
so-called memory effect* can occur, and the
low battery warning will be triggered sooner
than expected. Charging the battery after fully
depleting the existing charge should correct the
problem.
* The “memory effect” – the situation in which a
battery temporarily accepts a less than full
charge.
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• To use up the batteries completely, put the
camera in the slide show mode (page 61) and
leave it that way until the batteries are used up.
• Do not peel off the external seals or damage the
batteries. Never use batteries from which the
seals have been partially or completely
removed, or batteries that have been split in any
way. These may cause leakage, explosion, or
heat-up of the battery, and personal scald or
injury may be caused. These may cause a
malfunction of the battery charger.
Charging the batteries (DSC-P43 only)
• The battery remaining indicator may not
display the correct information and the power
may shut off even if the battery remaining
indicator shows sufficient battery life
remaining.
• Do not mix new and old batteries.
• There is a big difference in the performance of
batteries of different types and of batteries
made by different manufacturers. This is
especially true in low temperatures, where
some batteries are noticeably weaker.
You may not be able to shoot in temperatures
below 5°C (41°F).
• Alkaline batteries may have a shorter life
compared to Nickel-Metal Hydride batteries.
• There is a big difference between available
shooting time and available playback time. Due
to the characteristics of alkaline batteries, the
camera may shut off if you change the position
of the mode switch. In this case, replace the
batteries with new ones or fully charged
Nickel-Metal Hydride batteries.
It is recommend that you use Nickel-Metal
Hydride batteries (supplied with the DSCP43 only) or that you use the nickel-metal
hydride batteries supplied with the
STAMINA “Quick charge” kit (not
supplied).
CHARGE lamp
1
, Insert Nickel-Metal Hydride
batteries into the battery
charger (supplied) with the
correct polarity +/–.
• You cannot charge alkaline batteries
using the battery charger.
• Be sure to charge the Nickel-Metal
Hydride batteries supplied with your
camera before using them.
• Connect the battery charger to an easily
accessible wall outlet (wall socket) close by.
• Even if the CHARGE lamp is not lit, the set is
not disconnected from the AC power source
(mains) as long as it is connected to the wall
outlet (wall socket). If some trouble occurs
while using the battery charger, immediately
shut off the power by disconnecting the plug
from the wall outlet (wall socket).
2
to a wall outlet
(wall socket)
Getting started
Notes on alkaline batteries
Power cord
(Mains lead)
, Connect the battery charger to
a wall outlet (wall socket) using
the power cord (mains lead).
Charging starts, and the CHARGE lamp
lights. When the CHARGE lamp goes out,
charging is finished.
For details on the battery charger, see page
114.
To remove the batteries
Press the - end of the battery down in order
to raise the + end, then remove the battery.
• When charging is finished, disconnect the
power cord (mains lead) from the wall outlet
(wall socket), and remove the Nickel-Metal
Hydride batteries from the battery charger.
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Inserting the batteries
Charging time
Nickel-Metal Hydride
battery
Charging time
NH-AA-DA × 2
Approx. 6 hours
(supplied)
This represents the time required to charge fully
depleted Nickel-Metal Hydride batteries using
the supplied battery charger in an environment
where the ambient temperature is 25°C (77°F).
• Charging is complete in approximately six
hours. The CHARGE lamp may remain lit
longer than six hours, but this is not a
malfunction.
• If you use the battery charger supplied with the
STAMINA “Quick charge” kit (not supplied),
the batteries will charge faster.
Charging time
When charging two Nickel-Metal Hydride
batteries: Approximately 2 hours 30 minutes
When charging four Nickel-Metal Hydride
batteries: Approximately 5 hours
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1
, Open the battery/“Memory
Stick” cover.
Turn up the battery/“Memory Stick” cover,
and slide the cover in the direction of the
arrow.
2
, Insert the batteries.
Match the +/- poles of the batteries to the +/
- marks inside the battery case.
• Occasionally clean the poles of the batteries
and the terminals of the battery/“Memory
Stick” cover by wiping them with a dry cloth. If
the poles of the batteries or the terminals
become covered with a film of dirt or oil from
the skin, the operating time of the camera can
be greatly reduced.
As the battery power decreases with use, the
battery remaining indicator displays the
amount of power remaining using the
following symbols.
Battery
Battery remaining
remaining guidelines
indicator (A full charge is 100%)
3
, Close the battery/“Memory
Stick” cover.
Close the battery/“Memory Stick” cover
while holding the batteries in. The cover is
closed when it clicks.
To remove the batteries
Turn up the battery/“Memory Stick” cover,
open the battery/“Memory Stick” cover,
then remove the batteries.
Sufficient power remaining
Battery half full
Battery low, recording/
playback will stop soon.
Change the batteries for fully
charged nickel-metal hydride
batteries or new alkaline
batteries, or charge these
nickel-metal hydride
batteries. (The warning
indicator flashes.)
• If the LCD screen is off, press
to turn it
on.
• Based on the conditions under which the
camera is being used and the state of the
charge, or on the environment, this information
may not be correctly indicated.
• When using alkaline batteries, the correct
battery remaining time may not be indicated.
There is a big difference in the performance of
batteries of different types and of batteries
made by different manufacturers, the power
may shut off even if the battery remaining
indicator shows sufficient battery life
remaining. In this case, replace the batteries
with new ones or fully charged Nickel-Metal
Hydride batteries.
• When the AC Adaptor (not supplied) is being
used, the remaining battery information is not
displayed.
Getting started
Battery remaining indicator
• Make sure you do not drop the batteries when
opening or closing the battery/“Memory Stick”
cover.
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Number of images and battery
life that can be recorded/
viewed
The tables show the approximate number of
images and the battery life that can be recorded/
viewed when you shoot images in normal mode
with fully charged nickel-metal hydride batteries
or new alkaline batteries at a temperature of 25°C
(77°F). The numbers of images that can be
recorded or viewed take into account changing
the “Memory Stick” as necessary. Note that the
actual numbers may be less than indicated
depending on the conditions of use.
• The capacity of nickel-metal hydride batteries
decreases little by little as you use it more and
more, and as time passes (page 113).
Shooting still images
Under the average conditions1)
NH-AA-DA (2) (supplied with
the DSC-P43)
Image LCD
No. of
Battery
size
screen images
life (min.)
On
Approx. 400 Approx. 200
4M
Off
Approx. 760 Approx. 380
On
Approx. 400 Approx. 200
VGA
(E-Mail) Off
Approx. 760 Approx. 380
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AM3-P2AE (2) (supplied with
the DSC-P41)
Image LCD
No. of
Battery
size
screen images
life (min.)
On
Approx. 80 Approx. 40
4M
Off
Approx. 160 Approx. 80
On
Approx. 80 Approx. 40
VGA
(E-Mail) Off
Approx. 160 Approx. 80
AM3-P2AE (2) (supplied
with the DSC-P41)
No. of
Image size images
4M
Approx. 7200
Approx. 360
VGA (E-Mail) Approx. 7200
Approx. 360
2)
1)
Shooting in the following situations:
– The image quality is set to [Fine]
– [AF Mode] is set to [Single]
– Shooting one time every 30 seconds
– The flash strobes once every two times
– The power turns on and off once every ten
times
The measurement method is based on CIPA
standard. (CIPA: Camera & Imaging Products
Association)
NH-AA-DA (2) (supplied
with the DSC-P43)
4M
Viewing single images in order at about three
second intervals
Shooting movies3)
NH-AA-DA (2) (supplied with
the DSC-P43)
LCD screen
On
Approx. 170
LCD screen
Off
Approx. 220
AM3-P2AE (2) (supplied with
the DSC-P41)
Viewing still images2)
No. of
Image size images
Battery life
(min.)
Battery life
(min.)
Approx. 9400
Approx. 470
VGA (E-Mail) Approx. 9400
Approx. 470
LCD screen
On
Approx. 100
3)
LCD screen
Off
Approx. 160
Shooting continuously at [160] image size
Using the AC Adaptor
AC Adaptor (not
supplied)
DC plug
2 To a wall outlet
(wall socket)
Getting started
• The number of images and the battery life that
can be recorded/viewed are decreased under the
following conditions:
– The surrounding temperature is low
– The flash is used
– The camera has been turned on and off many
times
– [LCD Backlight] is set to [Bright] on the
Setup screen
– [AF Mode] is set to [Monitor]
– The battery power is low.
1
Jack cover
1
, Open the jack cover, then
connect the AC-LS5 AC
Adaptor (not supplied) to the
DC IN jack of the camera.
Connect the plug with the v mark facing
up.
• Be sure to use the AC-LS5 AC Adaptor.
Other AC adaptors cannot be used with
this camera.
• Connect the AC Adaptor to an easily accessible
wall outlet (wall socket) close by. If some
trouble occurs while using the adaptor,
immediately shut off the power by
disconnecting the plug from the wall outlet
(wall socket).
2
Power cord
(mains lead)
, Connect the power cord (mains
lead) to the AC Adaptor and to
a wall outlet (wall socket).
• When you have finished using the AC Adaptor,
disconnect it from the DC IN jack of the
camera and the wall outlet (wall socket).
• The set is not disconnected from the AC power
source (mains) as long as it is connected to the
wall outlet (wall socket), even if the unit itself
has been turned off.
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Using your camera
abroad
Power sources
You can use your camera in any country or
region with the battery charger (supplied
with the DSC-P43 only) or the AC-LS5 AC
Adaptor (not supplied) within 100 V to 240
V AC, 50/60 Hz. Use a commercially
available AC plug adaptor [a], if necessary,
depending on the design of the wall outlet
(wall socket) [b].
BC-CS2A/CS2B
• Do not use an electrical transformer (travel
converter), as this may cause a malfunction.
Turning your camera on/off
The Auto Power Off function
POWER
POWER lamp
POWER
, Press POWER to turn on the
power.
The POWER lamp lights in green and the
power is on. When you turn on the camera
for the first time, the Clock Set screen
appears (page 17).
To turn off the power
Press POWER again, the POWER lamp
goes out, and the camera turns off.
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If no tasks are performed for about three
minutes when shooting, viewing images, or
setting up the camera while using the
batteries, power is automatically shut off to
preserve battery power.
However, in the following circumstances,
even if the batteries are being used to power
the camera, the Auto Power Off function
will not work.
• Movies are being played back
• A slide show is being shown
• A cable is connected to the
(USB)
jack or the A/V OUT (MONO) jack
(DSC-P43 only)
How to use the
control button
Setting the date and time
Clock Set
P
Auto
Camera
Y/M/D
M/D/Y
D/M/Y
POWER
WB ISO
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12 : 00
OK
Getting started
Mode switch
Program
AM
Cancel
Fine
FINE
Standard
P. Quality
WB ISO
To change the current settings of the
camera, bring up the menu or the Setup
screen (pages 45, 46), and use the control
button to make the changes.
For each item, press v/V/b/B to select the
desired value, then press z or v/V/b/B to
make the setting.
1
, Set the mode switch to
2
.
• To set the time and the date again,
select [Clock Set] in
(Setup 2) on
the Setup screen (pages 46, 110),
then proceed from Step 3.
, Press POWER to turn on the
power.
The POWER lamp lights in green and the
Clock Set screen appears on the LCD
screen.
• You can carry out this operation even when the
mode switch is set to
or
.
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Clock Set
Y/M/D
M/D/Y
D/M/Y
2004 / 1 / 1
12 : 00
Clock Set
Clock Set
Y/M/D
M/D/Y
D/M/Y
OK
AM
Cancel
2004 / 1 / 1
12 : 00
Y/M/D
M/D/Y
D/M/Y
2005 / 1 / 1
OK
AM
3
, Select the desired date format
with v/V on the control button,
then press z.
You can select from [Y/M/D] (year/month/
day), [M/D/Y], and [D/M/Y].
• If the rechargeable button battery, which
provides the power for saving the time data, is
ever fully discharged (page 112), the Clock Set
screen will appear again. When this happens,
reset the date and time by starting from Step 3
above.
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10 : 00
OK
AM
Cancel
4
, Select the year, month, day,
hour, or minute item you want
to set with b/B on the control
button.
v is shown above and V is shown below the
selected item.
Cancel
5
, Set the desired numerical
value with v/V on the control
button, then press z.
After setting the current numerical value,
set the next item. Repeat Steps 4 and 5
until all of the items have been set.
• If you select [D/M/Y] in Step 3, set the time
on a 24-hour cycle.
• 12:00 AM stands for midnight and 12:00 PM
stands for noon.
Y/M/D
M/D/Y
D/M/Y
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10 : 30
OK
Getting started
Clock Set
AM
Cancel
6
, Select [OK] with B on the
control button, then press z.
The date and time are set and the clock will
start to keep time.
• To cancel the setting process, select [Cancel],
then press z.
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Shooting still images
Inserting and removing a “Memory Stick”
Terminal side
Access lamp
Label side
1
, Open the battery/“Memory
Stick” cover.
Turn up the battery/“Memory Stick” cover,
and slide the cover in the direction of the
arrow.
• Be careful not to drop the batteries when
opening or closing the battery/“Memory Stick”
cover.
• For details on “Memory Stick,” see page 112.
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2
, Insert the “Memory Stick.”
Insert the “Memory Stick” all the way in
until it clicks as shown in the illustration.
• Whenever you insert a “Memory Stick,” push it
as far as it can go. If you do not insert it
correctly, a proper recording or playback may
not be carried out.
3
, Close the battery/“Memory
Stick” cover.
To remove the “Memory Stick”
Open the battery/“Memory Stick” cover,
then push the “Memory Stick” to pop it out.
• Whenever the access lamp is lit, the
camera is recording or reading out an
image. Never open the battery/“Memory
Stick” cover or turn off the power at this
time. The data may be corrupted.
Setting the still image size
4M
Mode switch
VGA(E-Mail)
1
, Set the mode switch to
turn on the power.
2
and
, Press
VGA
Image Size
Image Size
3
(Image Size).
The Image Size setup item appears.
Shooting still images
4M
3:2
3M
1M
4M
3:2
3M
1M
VGA(E-Mail)
, Select the desired image size
with v/V on the control button.
The image size is set.
• For more information about the image size, see
page 22.
After the setting is completed, press
(Image Size). The Image Size setup item
disappears from the LCD screen.
• This setting is maintained even when the power
is turned off.
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Image size and quality
1) The
default setting is [4M]. This size can give
the highest image quality using each camera.
2) This option records images in a horizontal to
vertical proportion of 3:2 to match the size of
the print paper used.
Short description of the image size
The following illustration shows a brief image using the maximum image size and the
minimum one.
1728
2304
640
480
You can choose image size (number of
pixels) and image quality (compression
ratio) based on the kind of images you want
to shoot. The image size is shown by the
number of pixels (dots) (horizontal ×
vertical), which compose an image. For
example, a 4M (2304×1728) size image
indicates that there are 2304 pixels
horizontally 1728 vertically. The larger the
number of pixels, the larger the image size.
You can select an image quality level from
Fine (high quality) or Standard.
Each has a different compression ratio.
When you select Fine and make the image
size larger, you get better quality. However,
the amount of data needed to preserve your
image is larger and the number of images
recordable in the “Memory Stick” is fewer.
Choose an image size and quality level
appropriate to the kind of images you want
to shoot by checking the table below.
Display size: 4M
Image size: 4M
2304 pixels × 1728 pixels = 3981312 pixels
Display size: VGA (E-Mail)
Image size: VGA
640 pixels × 480 pixels = 307200 pixels
Examples based on the image size and image quality
Image size
4M 1) (2304×1728) Larger
3:2 2) (2304×1536)
3M (2048×1536)
1M (1280×960)
VGA (E-Mail)
Smaller
(640×480)
Examples
• For printing A4 size or fine A5 size images.
Image quality
(Compression ratio)
Low compression
Fine
Examples
• For printing postcard size images.
• For shooting a lot of images, attaching images to e-mail, or
posting images to your home page.
• To shoot or print with better quality.
(looks better)
Standard
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High compression
(normal)
• To shoot more images.
The number of images that can be saved in a “Memory Stick”3)
Capacity
Image
size
16MB
32MB
64MB
128MB
MSX-256
MSX-512
MSX-1G
4M
8 (14)
16 (30)
32 (60)
65 (121)
119 (216)
242 (440)
494 (898)
3:2
8 (14)
16 (30)
32 (60)
65 (121)
119 (216)
242 (440)
494 (898)
3M
10 (18)
20 (37)
41 (74)
82 (149)
148 (264)
302 (537)
617 (1097)
1M
24 (46)
50 (93)
101 (187)
202 (376)
357 (649)
726 (1320) 1482 (2694)
VGA (EMail)
97 (243) 196 (491) 394 (985) 790 (1975) 1428 (3571) 2904 (7261)
Shooting still images
The number of images that can be saved in Fine (Standard)4) mode are shown below. (Units:
number of images)
5928
(14821)
3) When
[Mode] (REC Mode) is set to [Normal]
For the number of images that can be saved in other modes, see page 105.
4) For more information about the image quality (compression ratio) setup, see page 46.
• When the images recorded using other Sony devices are played back, the image size indication may be
different from the actual image size.
• When the images are viewed on the LCD screen of the camera, they all look the same size.
• Number of shooting images can differ from these values according to shooting conditions.
• When the remaining number of images recordable is more than 9999, “>9999” is indicated.
• You can resize the images later (Resize function, see page 65).
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Basic still image shooting – Using auto mode
Holding the camera correctly
Mode switch
1
, Set the mode switch to
turn on the camera.
When shooting pictures with the camera, be
careful so that your fingers do not block the
lens portion, finder window, flash emitter,
or AF illuminator (page 8).
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2
, and
• The lens cover opens when the power is turned
on.
• You can create a new folder in the “Memory
Stick” and select the folder for storing images
(page 47).
, Hold the camera steadily with
both hands and position a
subject in the center of the
focus frame.
• The camera is equipped with the auto macro
AF function. The minimum focal distance to a
subject is 10 cm (4 inches).
• The frame indicated on the LCD screen shows
the focus adjustment range. (AF range finder,
see page 49.)
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AE/AF lock
indicator
Flashes in green
t Remains on
When you set the mode switch to
, the
functions that can be used change as follows
according to
(Camera) in the menu.
SAF
Program
4
, Press and hold the shutter
button halfway down.
, Press the shutter button fully
down.
When the focus is achieved, the camera
beeps. When the AE/AF lock indicator
stops flashing and remains on, the camera is
ready for shooting. (The LCD screen may
be frozen for a split second depending on
the subject.)
The shutter clicks, the shooting is
completed, and the still image is saved in
the “Memory Stick.” When the recording
lamp (page 9) goes out, you can shoot the
next image.
• If you release your finger from the shutter
button, shooting will be canceled.
• When the camera does not beep, the AF
adjustment is not complete. You can continue to
shoot, but the focus is not set properly.
Mode switch
• When you are shooting with the batteries, if no
tasks are performed for a while with the camera
turned on, power is automatically shut off to
preserve battery power (page 16).
Auto
Camera
Mode
Shooting still images
SAF
101
Still image auto shooting [Auto]
The focus, exposure and white balance are
automatically adjusted as needed to allow
easy shooting. In addition, the image
quality is set to [Fine], the AF range finder
frame is set to [Multi AF], and the metering
mode is set to Multi-pattern metering
(pages 49 and 54).
Only
(Camera), [Mode] (REC Mode)
and
(Setup) appear in the menu.
Still image program shooting
[Program]
The necessary adjustments are made
automatically like still image auto shooting,
but you can also change the focus and other
adjustments as desired. In addition, you can
also set the desired shooting functions using
menus (pages 45 and 106).
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Checking the last image
shot – Quick Review
(Twilight mode) (page 34)
(Twilight portrait mode) (page 34)
(Landscape mode) (page 34)
(Soft snap mode) (page 34)
(Beach mode) (page 34)
(Candle mode) (page 35)
To switch the shooting method
1 Set the mode switch to
.
2 Press MENU.
3 Select
(Camera) with b on the
control button.
4 Select the desired shooting mode with
v/V on the control button.
About Auto Focus
When you try to shoot a subject that is hard
to focus on, the AE/AF lock indicator will
change to flashing slowly and the AE lock
beep does not sound.
The Auto Focus function may be difficult to
use with in the following subjects. In such
cases, release the shutter button, then try to
recompose the shot and focus again.
• The subject is distant from the camera
and dark
• The contrast between the subject and its
background is poor
• The subject is seen through glass, such as
a window
• A fast-moving subject
• The subject has a reflection, such as that
from a mirror, or there is a luminous body
and a lustrous subject
• A flashing subject
• A backlit subject.
There are two Auto Focus functions: “AF
range finder frame” which sets the focus
position according to the subject position
and size, and “AF mode” which sets when
the camera starts and stops focusing on.
See page 49 for details.
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, Press b (7) on the control
button.
To return to shooting mode, press the
shutter button lightly or press b (7) on the
control button again.
To delete the image displayed on the
LCD screen
1 Press
(Delete).
2 Select [Delete] with v on the control
button, then press z.
The image is deleted.
• The image may appear rough right after
playback starts due to the image processing.
Using the zoom feature
W (wide-angle) T (telephoto)
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The minimum focal distance to the
subject
Approx 10 cm (4 inches) from the lens
surface
Your camera is equipped with the following
two types of digital zoom, smart zoom and
precision digital zoom. These zoom
functions can be selected on the Setup
screen. The default setting is precision
digital zoom.
The enlargement method and the zoom
scale differ according to the image size and
the zoom type, so select the zoom to match
the shooting purpose.
When you press D-Zoom, the zoom scaling
indicator appears on the LCD screen as
follows.
Precision digital
zoom
All image sizes are enlarged up to a
maximum 3×. This function cuts out and
enlarges a certain portion of the image, so
the image quality deteriorates. To set
precision digital zoom, set [Digital Zoom]
in
(Camera) to [Precision] on the Setup
screen (page 109). The default setting is
precision digital zoom.
Shooting still images
, Press D-Zoom to choose the
desired zoom position, and
shoot your image.
Precision digital zoom
Zoom
Zoom scaling
indicator
• You cannot use the zoom when you shoot a
movie (page 74).
• The zoom scaling indicator differs according to
the zoom type.
Precision digital zoom:
Smart zoom:
• The AF range finder frame does not appear.
The
or
indicator flashes, and AF
operates with priority on subjects located near
the center.
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Using the self-timer
Smart zoom
• When using the smart zoom, the image on the
LCD screen may look rough. However, this has
no effect on the recorded image.
• You cannot use the smart zoom in the Multi
Burst mode.
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The image is enlarged with almost no
distortion. This lets you use smart zoom
with the same feeling as optical zoom. To
set smart zoom, set [Digital Zoom] in
(Camera) to [Smart] on the Setup screen
(page 109).
The maximum zoom scale depends on the
selected image size as follows.
Image size
Maximum zoom scale
3M
1.1×
1M
1.8×
VGA (E-Mail)
3.6×
Smart zoom cannot be used when
the image size is set to [4M] or [3:2].
The default setting of the image size
is [4M].
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101
SAF
1
, Set the mode switch to , and
press V ( ) on the control
button.
The (self-timer) indicator appears on the
LCD screen.
• If the menu is currently displayed, press MENU
first to make the menu disappear.
• You can carry out this operation even when the
mode switch is set to
.
Selecting a flash mode
(No flash): The flash will not be used.
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SAF
2
, Center the subject in the frame.
Press and hold the shutter
button halfway down to focus
on, then press the shutter
button fully down.
The self-timer lamp (page 8) will flash, and
you will hear a beeping sound. The image
will be shot after approximately 10 seconds.
To cancel the self-timer during the
operation
Press V ( ) on the control button again.
The
indicator disappears from the LCD
screen.
• If you stand in front of the camera and press the
shutter button, the focus and the exposure may
not be correctly set.
, Set the mode switch to
, and
press v ( ) on the control
button repeatedly to select a
flash mode.
The flash mode has the following features.
No indicator (Auto): The camera decides
to use the flash based on lighting
conditions. The flash will be used when
there is not enough light or when shooting a
subject against a light source.
(Forced flash): The flash will be used
regardless of the amount of ambient light.
(Slow synchro): The flash will be used
regardless of the amount of ambient light. In
this mode, the shutter speed is slower under
dark conditions, so you can clearly shoot a
background that is out of the flash-lit area.
• If the menu is currently displayed, press MENU
first to make the menu disappear.
• The recommended distance using the flash is as
follows (when [ISO] is set to [Auto]): Approx.
0.2 m (7 7/8 inches) to 3.5 m (11 feet
5 7/8 inches)
• The flash fires twice. First pre-emission is to
adjust the amount of flash light, and second
emission is to shoot the image.
• You can change the brightness of the flash
using [
] (Flash Level) in the menu settings
(page 56). (When
(Camera) is set to
[Auto] in the menu, you cannot change the
brightness of the flash.)
• Because the shutter speed is slower under dark
conditions when
(Slow synchro) or
(No
flash) is selected, it is recommended that you
use a tripod.
• While the flash is being charged, the (flash
charge) lamp flashes. After charging is
completed, the lamp goes out.
• This setting is maintained even when the power
is turned off.
Shooting still images
SAF
101
98
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When shooting against a light
source
To reduce “red-eye” when
shooting live subjects
In Auto mode, shooting against a light
source automatically flashes even when
there is enough light around the subject.
(Daylight synchro)
The flash pre-strobes before shooting to
reduce the red-eye phenomenon. Set [Red
Eye Reduction] in
(Camera) to [On] on
the Setup screen (page 109).
appears
on the LCD screen.
Before flashed
m
When flashed
• The best performance may not be given
depending on shooting conditions.
• When you do not want to use the flash, set the
flash mode to
(No flash).
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• The amount of red-eye reduction possible
varies according to the individual. In addition,
the distance to the subject, and whether or not
the subject has seen pre-strobe light begin to
strobe may also reduce the effectiveness of the
red-eye reduction process.
• When [Red Eye Reduction] is set to [On], the
flash fires twice or more.
Shooting images with the
finder
Shooting images with the AF
illuminator
Finder
Shooting still images
The AF illuminator is fill light to focus
more easily on a subject in dark
surroundings. The ON appears on the LCD
screen and the AF illuminator emits red
light when the shutter button is pressed
halfway until the focus is locked.
operates with priority on subjects located near
the center.
• The AF illuminator does not operate when
(Camera) is set to
(Twilight mode) or
(Landscape mode).
• The AF illuminator emits very bright light.
Although there are no problems with safety,
directly looking into the AF illuminator emitter
at close range is not recommended.
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SAF
The finder is convenient when you want to
save battery power, or when it is difficult to
confirm the image using the LCD screen.
Each time you press
, the display
changes in the following order.
When this function is not needed, set [AF
Illuminator] in
(Camera) to [Off] on the
Setup screen (page 109).
• If AF illuminator light does not reach the
subject sufficiently or the subject has no
contrast, focus will not be achieved. (A distance
up to approximately 3.5 m (11 feet 5 7/8 inches)
is recommended.)
• Focus is achieved as long as AF illuminator
light reaches the subject, even if the light is
slightly off the center of the subject.
• When the focus preset distance is set (page 51),
the AF illuminator does not function.
• The AF range finder frame does not appear.
The
or
indicator flashes, and AF
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Inserting the date and time
on a still image
Indicators off
r
LCD screen off
r
Indicators on
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• The image through the finder does not indicate
the actual recordable range. This is due to the
parallax effect. To confirm the recordable
range, use the LCD screen.
• Just as with the AE/AF lock indicator on the
LCD screen, when the AE/AF lock lamp of the
finder section stops flashing and remains on,
you can start shooting (page 24).
• When the LCD screen is turned off
– The zoom does not function (page 27)
– AF mode is set to [Single] (page 50)
– If you press (Flash mode)/
(Self-timer)/
(Spot meter) with the LCD screen turned
off, the image will be displayed on the screen
for approximately two seconds so you can
check or change the setting.
• When playing back still images, the status of
the LCD screen changes as follows: Image
information on t Indicators off t LCD
screen off t Indicators on
• For details on the items displayed, see page
116.
• This setting is maintained even when the power
is turned off.
Program
Auto
Camera
Mode
1
MENU
, Set the mode switch to
press MENU.
, and
The menu screen appears.
• The date and time cannot be inserted in Multi
Burst mode.
• When images are shot with the date and time
inserted, the date and time cannot be removed
later.
• When shooting images with the date and time
inserted, the actual date and time are not
displayed on the LCD screen, and
is
displayed on the LCD screen instead. The
actual date and time are indicated in red on the
lower-right corner when the image is played
back.
Setup
Mode
Camera
AF Mode:
Single
Digital Zoom:
Precision
Date/Time:
Date
Red Eye Reduction: Off
AF Illuminator: Auto
Auto Review:
Off
PAGE SELECT
2
, Press Bon the control button
to advance to
, then press B
again.
The Setup screen appears.
3
, Select
(Camera) with v on
the control button, then press
B.
Select [Date/Time] with v/V on
the control button, then press
B.
4
Shooting still images
Camera
AF Mode:
Day&Time
Digital Zoom:
Date
Date/Time:
Off
Red Eye Reduction:
AF Illuminator:
Auto Review:
, Select the date and time setting
with v/V on the control button,
then press z.
Day&Time: Inserts the date and the time of
shooting into the image
Date: Inserts the year, the month and the
date of shooting into the image
Off: Does not insert date/time data into the
image
After the setting has been completed, press
MENU so that the menu disappears and
shoot your image.
• When you chose [Date], the date will be
inserted in the order set in “Setting the date and
time” (page 17).
• This setting is maintained even when the power
is turned off.
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Shooting according to scene conditions
Select one of the following modes, then
shoot by pressing the shutter button and this
will have a positive effect on your photo.
Twilight mode
Under dark lighting conditions, you can
shoot a distant night view. Because the
shutter speed is slow, it is recommended
that you use a tripod.
Twilight portrait mode
Use this mode when shooting people in the
foreground at night. This mode allows you
to shoot images of people in the foreground
with distinct outlines without losing the
feeling that you are shooting at night.
Because the shutter speed is slow, it is
recommended that you use a tripod.
Soft snap mode
You can shoot the color of a person’s skin
beautifully with a bright, warm color tone.
This mode also has an effect on soft-focus,
so an image such as that of a person or a
flower is shot in the proper atmosphere.
Beach mode
Landscape mode
Focuses on images far away, so is
convenient for shooting landscapes at a
distance.
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When shooting seaside or lakeside scenes,
the blue of the water is clearly recorded.
Candle mode
Program
Auto
Program
Camera
Camera
Mode
1
WB ISO
MENU
, Set the mode switch to
then press MENU.
The menu appears.
2
,
Shooting still images
At a party, a candlelight service, and so on,
you can shoot without spoiling the
atmosphere effected by the candlelight.
Because the shutter speed is slow, it is
recommended that you use a tripod.
, Select
(Camera) with b on
the control button, then select
the desired mode with v/V.
To return to normal mode
Select [Auto] or [Program] with v/V on the
control button.
• The setting is maintained even when the power
is turned off.
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Functions available based on the mode
NR slow shutter
When shooting in ,
, ,
,
or
mode, the combination of some functions, such
as the flash mode, are fixed to suit shooting conditions. See the following table.
The NR slow shutter function reduces noise
from recorded images, providing clear
images. When the shutter speed is set to 1/6
second or slower, the NR slow shutter
function automatically works and “NR” is
indicated next to the shutter speed indicator.
Function
Mode
AF range
finder
frame
Focus
preset
White
balance
Burst/Multi
Burst
a
∞
a
—
a
a
Auto
—
/
a
∞
a
a
a
a
a
a
a
/
a
a
a
a
Center AF
0.5m/1.0m/
3.0m/7.0m
Flash
mode
—
Press the shutter button
fully down.
r
Capturing
Then the screen turns
black.
• a indicates that the function can be set to your preference.
r
Processing
Finally, when
“Processing”
disappears, the image
has been recorded.
• To eliminate the effects of vibration, it is
recommended that you use a tripod.
• When a slow shutter speed is set, processing
may take some time.
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Viewing still images
Viewing images on the LCD screen of your
camera
Viewing on the single-image
LCD screen
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You can view images shot with the camera almost immediately on the LCD screen. You can
select the following two methods for viewing images.
, Set the mode switch to
turn on the camera.
Single screen
You can view one image at a time, occupying the entire screen.
The newest image in the selected recording
folder (page 59) is displayed.
Index screen
Nine images are displayed simultaneously in separate panels on the screen.
, and
Viewing still images
101-0008
• The image may appear rough right after
playback starts due to the image processing.
• For details on the movies, see page 75.
• For a detailed description of the LCD screen indicators, see page 118.
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Viewing on the index screen
VGA
101
3/9
D-Zoom T
101-0003
BACK/NEXT
2005 1 1 10:30PM
2
, Select the desired still image
with b/B on the control button.
b : Displays the previous image.
B : Displays the next image.
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SINGLE DISPLAY
VOLUME
1
, Press
SINGLE DISPLAY
2
(index).
The display switches to the Index screen.
, Press v/V/b/B on the control
button to select an image.
The image in the yellow frame is selected.
To display the next (previous) index
screen
Press v/V/b/B on the control button to
move the yellow frame up/down/ left/right.
To return to the single-image screen
Press D-Zoom T, or press z on the control
button.
Viewing images on a TV screen (DSC-P43 only)
VGA
101
101-0002
A/V connecting
cable (supplied)
1
A/V OUT
(MONO)
jack
, Connect the supplied A/V
connecting cable to the A/V
OUT (MONO) jack of the
camera and the audio/video
input jacks of the TV.
If your TV has stereo type input jacks,
connect the audio plug (black) of the A/V
connecting cable to the Lch audio input
jack.
2
TV/Video switch
, Turn on the TV, and set the TV/
Video switch to “Video.”
• The name and location of this switch may differ
depending on your TV. For details, refer to the
operating instructions supplied with the TV.
2005 1 1 10:30PM
VOLUME
3
, Set the mode switch to
turn on the camera.
, and
Viewing still images
BACK/NEXT
2/9
Press b/B on the control button to select the
desired image.
• When using the camera abroad, it may be
necessary to switch the video output signal to
match that of your TV system (page 110).
• Turn off both the camera and the TV before
connecting the camera and the TV with the A/V
connecting cable.
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Watching images on a TV screen
If you want to view images on a TV, you
need a TV having a video input jack and the
A/V connecting cable (supplied).
The color system of the TV must match as
that of your digital still camera. Check the
following list:
NTSC system
Bahama Islands, Bolivia, Canada, Central
America, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador,
Jamaica, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Peru,
Surinam, Taiwan, the Philippines, the
U.S.A., Venezuela, etc.
PAL system
Australia, Austria, Belgium, China, Czech
Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany,
Holland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Italy,
Kuwait, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway,
Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Slovak
Republic, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland,
Thailand, United Kingdom, etc.
PAL-M system
Brazil
PAL-N system
Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay
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SECAM system
Bulgaria, France, Guiana, Iran, Iraq,
Monaco, Russia, Ukraine, etc.
Deleting still images
Deleting images
VGA
101-0002
BACK/NEXT
101
VGA
2/9
2005 1 1 10:30PM
VOLUME
, Set the mode switch to , and
turn on the camera.
Select the image you want to
delete with b/B on the control
button.
• Note that the images once deleted cannot be
recovered.
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Delete
Delete
Exit
Exit
BACK/NEXT
BACK/NEXT
2
, Press
VGA
2/9
2/9
3
(delete).
The image has not yet been deleted at this
point.
, Select [Delete] with v on the
control button, then press z.
“Access” appears on the LCD screen and
the image will be deleted.
Deleting still images
1
101
• You cannot delete protected images (page 64).
To delete other images continuously
Select the image you want to delete with b/
B on the control button. Next, select
[Delete] with v on the control button, then
press z.
To cancel the deletion
Select [Exit] with V on the control button,
then press z.
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Deleting on the Index screen
Delete
Exit
Select
Delete
Exit
All In This Folder
1
, While an Index screen
(page 38) is displayed, press
(delete).
• Note that the images once deleted cannot be
recovered.
Select
All In This Folder
2
, Select [Select] with b/B on the
control button, then press z.
SELECT
TO NEXT
3
, Select the image you want to
delete with v/V/b/B on the
control button, then press z.
The
(delete) mark is indicated on the
selected image. The image has not yet been
deleted at this point. Put the mark on all
of the images you want to delete.
• To cancel your selection, select images you
want to cancel and press z on the control
button again. The
mark disappears.
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Formatting a
“Memory Stick”
Delete
Exit
OK
, Press
(delete).
Select [OK] with B on the
control button, then press z.
“Access” appears on the LCD screen and all
of the images with marks will be deleted.
To cancel the deletion
Select [Exit] with b on the control button,
then press z.
1
, Insert the “Memory Stick” you
want to format into the camera.
Deleting still images
4
To delete all the images in the folder
In Step 2, Select [All In This Folder] with
B on the control button, then press z. Next,
select [OK], then press z. All of the
unprotected images in the folder are
deleted. To cancel the deletion, select
[Cancel], then press z.
• The term “formatting” means preparing a
“Memory Stick” to record images; this process
is also called “initialization.”
• The supplied “Memory Stick” and those
available commercially, are already formatted,
and can be used immediately.
• Formatting is available regardless of the
position of the mode switch.
• When you format a “Memory Stick,” be
aware that all of the data in the “Memory
Stick” will be permanently erased.
Protected images are also erased.
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Memory Stick Tool
Format:
Create REC. Folder:
Change REC. Folder:
Format
OK
Cancel
All data will be erased
Ready?
OK
Cancel
Setup
Mode
2
MENU
, Turn on the camera, then press
MENU.
Press B on the control button to
advance to
, then press B
again.
The Setup screen appears.
3
, Select
(Memory Stick Tool)
with v/V on the control button.
Select [Format] with B on the
control button, then press B.
Select [OK] with v on the
control button, then press z.
To cancel the formatting
Select [Cancel] with V on the control
button, then press z.
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4
, Select [OK] with v on the
control button, then press z.
The “Formatting” message appears on the
LCD screen. When this message
disappears, the format is complete.
Before advanced operations
How to setup and
operate your camera
Changing menu settings
a Press MENU.
The menu appears.
This section describes how to operate the
menu and the Setup screen.
Program
To turn off the menu display
Camera
WB ISO
Control button
• The displayed items differ depending on
the position of the mode switch.
0EV
EV
WB ISO
• When the mode switch is set to
, press
z on the control button after you select a
setting.
Press MENU.
• You cannot select the dim items.
• For details on the menu items, see page 106.
Before advanced operations
b Select the setting item you
want to change with b/B on
the control button.
0EV
All of the available items are not displayed.
Pressing v/V on the control button displays
the hidden items.
P
Auto
MENU
When the v mark is indicated
above the item or the V mark is
indicated below the item
c Select the desired setting with
v/V on the control button.
The frame of the selected setting is
scaled up, and the setting is entered.
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Changing items on the Setup
screen
a Press MENU.
The menu appears.
b Press B on the control button
to advance to
, then press B
again.
The Setup screen appears.
To turn off the Setup screen
display
Press MENU again.
Deciding the still
image quality
To return to the menu from the
Setup screen
You can select the still image quality from
[Fine] or [Standard].
Press b on the control button to return to the
position enclosed by the frame in Step 3,
then press b again.
Before operation
Set
(Camera) in the menu to other than
[Auto] (pages 45 and 106).
• For details on the Setup items, see page 109.
MENU
Control button
Setup
Mode
Mode switch
PFX
c Select the setting item you
want to change with v/V/b/B
on the control button.
The frame of the item you select turns
yellow.
Setup 2
File Number:
USB Connect:
OK
Video Out:
Cancel
Clock Set:
a Set the mode switch to
b Press MENU.
The menu appears.
d Press z on the control button
to enter the setting.
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.
c Select
(P. Quality) with b/B,
then select the desired image
quality with v/V.
Fine
FINE
Standard
P. Quality
WB ISO
Creating or selecting
a folder
Your camera can create multiple folders
within a “Memory Stick.” You can select
the folder used to store images. When not
creating a new folder, “101MSDCF” folder
is selected as the recording folder.
You can create folders up to “999MSDCF.”
a Display the Setup screen
(page 46).
b Select
(Memory Stick Tool)
with v/V, [Create REC. Folder]
with B/v/V, and [OK] with B/v ,
then press z.
The creating folder screen appears.
Create REC. Folder
Creating REC. folder 102MSDCF
Ready?
OK
Cancel
c Select [OK] with v , then press
z.
• Up to 4000 images can be stored in one folder.
When the folder capacity is exceeded, a new
folder is automatically created.
A new folder is created with a number
one higher than the largest number in
the “Memory Stick,” and the folder
becomes the recording folder.
Before advanced operations
Control button
Creating a new folder
To cancel folder creation
In Step 2 or 3, select [Cancel].
• Once you create a new folder, you cannot delete
the new folder with the camera.
• Images are recorded in the newly created folder
until a different folder is created or selected.
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Selecting the recording
folder
a Display the Setup screen
(page 46).
b Select
(Memory Stick Tool)
with v/V, [Change REC.
Folder] with B/V, and [OK] with
B/v , then press z.
The recording folder selection screen
appears.
Select REC. Folder
102
2/2
Folder Name:102MSDCF
No. Of Files: 0
Created:
2005 1 1 1::05:34AM
OK
Cancel
BACK/NEXT
c Select the desired folder with
b/B, and [OK] with v , then
press z.
To cancel changing the
recording folder
In Step 2 or 3, select [Cancel].
• You cannot select the “100MSDCF” folder as a
recording folder (page 84).
• The image is stored in the newly selected
folder. You cannot move images to other
folders using the camera.
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Advanced still image shooting
Choosing an auto
focus method
You can set the AF range finder frame and
the AF mode.
AF range finder frame
The AF range finder frame selects the focus
position according to the subject position
and size.
AF Mode
Before operation
Set
(Camera) in the menu to other than
[Auto] (pages 45 and 106).
MENU
Control button
Mode switch
Choosing a focus range
finder frame
– AF range finder
Multipoint AF (
)
The camera calculates the distance in five
areas to the top, the bottom, the left, the
right, and in the center of the image, letting
you shoot using the auto focus function
without worrying about the image
composition. This is useful when it is
difficult to focus on the subject because it is
not in the center of the frame. You can
check the position where the focus was
adjusted using the green frame.
The default setting is Multipoint AF.
Center AF (
When you press and hold the shutter
button halfway down, and the focus is
adjusted, the color of the AF range
finder frame changes from white to
green.
Multipoint AF
VGA
FINE
101
98
P
AF range
finder frame
SAF
250 F2.0
AF range
finder frame
indicator
)
The AF range finder is only the center of the
frame. You can shoot in desired image
composition using the AF lock method.
a Set the mode switch to
.
b Press MENU.
The menu appears.
Center AF
VGA
FINE
101
98
P
AF range
finder frame
or
SAF
Advanced still image shooting
The AF mode is set automatically when the
camera starts and stops focusing on a
subject.
c Select 9 (Focus) with b/B,
then select [Multi AF] or
[Center AF] with v/V.
250 F2.0
AF range
finder frame
indicator
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• When you are shooting movies and you choose
Multipoint AF, the distance to the center of the
LCD screen is estimated as an average, so the
AF works even with a certain amount of
vibration. The AF range finder frame indicator
is
. Center AF automatically focus only on
selected frame, so this is convenient when you
want to focus only on what you aim at.
• When you use the zoom or AF illuminator,
priority AF movement is given to subjects in or
near the center of the frame. In this case,
or
flashes and the AF range finder frame is
not displayed.
• Some of the AF range finder settings are
restricted based on the setting of
(Camera)
in the menu (page 36).
Choosing a focus operation
– AF Mode
Single AF (
)
This mode is useful for shooting stationary
subjects. The focus is not adjusted before
you press and hold the shutter button
halfway down. After you press and hold the
shutter button halfway down and AF lock is
complete, the focus is locked.
The default setting is Single AF.
Monitoring AF (
)
The camera automatically adjusts the focus
before you press and hold the shutter button
halfway down, letting you compose images
with the focus already adjusted. After you
press and hold the shutter button halfway
down and AF lock is complete, the focus is
locked.
• Battery consumption may be higher than in
Single AF mode.
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a Display the Setup screen
(page 46).
b Select
(Camera) with v ,
then select [AF Mode] with B/
v.
c Select the desired mode with
B/v/V, then press z.
• When shooting using the finder with the LCD
screen off, the camera operates in Single AF
mode.
Shooting techniques
When shooting with the subject at the edge of
the frame, or when using Center AF, the
camera may focus on the center instead of on
the subject at the edge of the frame. In a case
like this, use AF lock to focus on the subject,
and then recompose the picture and shoot.
Compose the shot so that the subject is
centered in the AF range finder frame, and
press the shutter button halfway down.
When the AE/AF lock indicator stops flashing
and remains on, return to the fully composed
shot, and press the shutter button fully down.
AE/AF lock indicator
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When shooting an image using a previously
set distance to the subject, or when shooting
a subject through a net or through window
glass, it is difficult to get the proper focus in
auto focus mode. In these cases, use of the
Focus preset is convenient.
Before operation
MENU
Control button
250 F2.0
Mode switch
m
VGAFINE
P
SAF
– Focus preset
Set
(Camera) in the menu to other than
[Auto] (pages 45 and 106).
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AF range finder
frame
SAF
Setting the distance
to the subject
101
98
Advanced still image shooting
VGAFINE
P
• You can carry out the AF lock adjustment
process before you press the shutter button
fully down.
250 F2.0
• When you are using AF lock, you can
capture an image with the correct focus even
if the subject is at the edge of the frame.
a Set the mode switch to
.
or
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b Press MENU.
The menu appears.
c Select 9 (Focus) with b/B,
then select the distance to the
subject with v/V.
You can select from the following
distance settings.
0.5m, 1.0m, 3.0m, 7.0m, ∞ (unlimited
distance)
3.0m
1.0m
0.5m
0.5m
MENU
Adjusting the
exposure
Control button
– EV adjustment
Mode switch
You can manually shift the exposure value
determined by the camera. Use this mode
when you do not get the proper exposure,
for instance, the subject and its background
have high contrast (light and dark). The
value can be set a range from +2.0EV to
–2.0EV, in 1/3EV increments.
Center AF
Multi AF
Focus
a Set the mode switch to
.
WB ISO
To return to auto focus mode
b Press MENU.
In Step 3, select [Multi AF] or [Center
AF].
• Focal point information may not show the exact
distance. Use it as a guide.
• Some of the distance settings are restricted
based on the setting of
(Camera) in the
menu (page 36).
The menu appears.
Adjust
toward
–
Adjust
toward +
c Select
(EV) with b.
The value of the exposure adjustment
is displayed.
0EV
0EV
EV
WB ISO
Before operation
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or
Set
(Camera) in the menu to other than
[Auto] (pages 45 and 106).
d Select the desired exposure
adjustment value with v/V.
Make your adjustment while
confirming the brightness of the
background of the subject on the LCD
screen.
To cancel the EV adjustment
In Step 4, return the exposure adjustment
value to 0EV.
Shooting techniques
While shooting images, the camera
automatically determines the exposure. When
shooting a whitish overall image such as a
backlit subject or a snowy scene, the camera
judges that the subject is bright and may set a
darker exposure for the image. In such cases,
adjustment of the exposure in the + plus
direction is effective.
• When the subject is extremely bright or
extremely dark, or when you are using the
flash, the adjustment may not work.
When shooting a darker overall image, the
camera judges that the subject is dark and may
set a brighter exposure for the image. In such
cases, adjustment of the exposure in the –
minus direction is effective.
m
m
Adjust in the + direction
You can try to adjust the exposure to suit your
taste.
Advanced still image shooting
Adjust in the – direction
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Selecting the
metering mode
• When using spot metering, to focus on the same
spot as used for metering, we recommend that
you set 9 (Focus) to [Center AF] (page 49).
Control button
Mode switch
You can select a metering mode to
determine the exposure, depending on what
part of the subject is used to measure.
Multi-pattern metering (No
indicator)
The image is split up into multiple zones,
each of which are evaluated individually.
The camera calculates the best-fit exposure
based on the subject’s position and
background brightness.
The default setting is multi-pattern
metering.
Spot metering (
)
Spot metering allows you to meter for the
subject directly in a small area of the whole
image. This lets you adjust the exposure to
the subject even when the subject is backlit
or there is strong contrast between the
subject and the background.
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a Set the mode switch to
.
or
b Press B (
) on the control
button to turn spot metering
on.
The spot metering cross hair appears.
VGA
P
FINE
101
98
Spot
metering
cross hair
SAF
Before operation
To cancel spot metering
Set
(Camera) in the menu to other than
[Auto] (pages 45 and 106).
Press B (
) again to turn spot metering
off. The spot metering cross hair
disappears, and the camera returns to multipattern metering.
Adjusting color tones
– White Balance
You can select the following modes
according to your shooting situations. The
color of the subject that you see will be
captured according to the lighting
conditions. When you want to fix the
conditions under which the image is
captured, or when the color of the entire
image seems to be a bit unnatural, it is
recommended that you adjust the white
balance.
(Incandescent)
• Used when shooting, for example, at a
party, where the lighting conditions
change often.
• Used in a studio, or under video lights.
Before operation
Set
(Camera) in the menu to other than
[Auto] (pages 45 and 106).
MENU
(Fluorescent)
Used when shooting under fluorescent
lights.
• Under fluorescent lights that flicker, even if you
choose
, the white balance may not be
properly adjusted.
• When the flash strobes, the manual setting is
canceled, and the image is recorded in [Auto]
mode.
• Some of the white balance settings are
restricted based on the setting of
(Camera)
in the menu (page 36).
Mode switch
a Set the mode switch to
.
or
Advanced still image shooting
(Cloudy)
Used when shooting under a cloudy sky.
In Step 3, select [Auto].
Control button
Auto (No indicator)
The white balance is adjusted
automatically.
The default setting is Auto.
(Daylight)
Used when shooting outdoors, and for
shooting at night, under neon lights, for
fireworks, sunrise, and twilight gloom.
To return to automatic settings
b Press MENU.
The menu appears.
c Select [WB] (White Bal) with b/
B, then select the desired
setting with v/V.
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c Select [ ] (Flash Level) with
b/B, then select the desired
setting with v/V.
Adjusting the flash
level
– Flash Level
You can adjust the amout of flash light.
Before operation
Set
(Camera) in the menu to other than
[Auto] (pages 45 and 106).
MENU
+: Makes the flash level higher than
normal.
Normal: Normal setting.
–: Makes the flash level lower than
normal.
Shooting images in
succession
Used to shoot images continuously. The
maxium number of images you can shoot
per one shooting depends on the image size
and image quality settings.
• When the battery level is insufficient or the
capacity of the “Memory Stick” is used up,
recording stops even if you press and hold the
shutter button.
Control button
Mode switch
MENU
Control button
Mode switch
Shutter button
a Set the mode switch to
.
b Press MENU.
The menu appears.
a Set the mode switch to
b Press MENU.
The menu appears.
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.
c Select [Mode] (REC Mode) with
b/B, then select [Burst] with v/
V.
d Shoot the image.
• You may not shoot images in succession,
depending on the setting of
(Camera) in
the menu (page 36).
Shooting in Multi
Burst mode
– Multi Burst
You can shoot images until the
maximum number of images are shot
when you press and hold the shutter
button. The recording stops if you
release the shutter button in the midst
of the shooting.
You can do the next shooting after
“Recording” disappears from the LCD
screen.
Pressing the shutter button once records 16
frames in a row. This is convenient for
checking your form in sports, for example.
MENU
Control button
Mode switch
Shutter button
Fine
Standard
4M
4
6
3:2
4
6
3M
4
7
1M
10
18
VGA (E-Mail) 30
30
To return to normal mode
In Step 3, select [Normal].
• The flash cannot be used.
• When using the self-timer, pressing the shutter
button records up to five images in succession.
a Set the mode switch to
.
Advanced still image shooting
The maximum number of images
shot continuously
(Units: images)
b Press MENU.
The menu appears.
c Select [Mode] (REC Mode) with
b/B, then select [Multi Burst]
with v.
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d Select
(Interval) with b/B,
then select the desired
between-frame interval with v/
V.
You can choose from [1/7.5], [1/15],
[1/30].
Shooting with special
effects
MENU
Control button
Mode switch
– Picture Effect
Shutter button
You can add special effects to bring out the
contrast in your images.
B&W
1/7.5
1/15
1/30
Interval
Mode
In black and white
1/30"
PFX
e Shoot the image.
16 frames in a row will be recorded in
a single image (image size: 1M).
• The following functions cannot be used in
Multi Burst mode:
– Smart zoom
– Shooting with the flash
– Inserting the date and time
• When
(Camera) is set to [Auto], frame
interval is automatically set to [1/30].
• You may not shoot in Multi Burst mode,
depending on the setting of
(Camera) in
the menu (page 36).
• For the number of images that can be recorded,
see page 105.
• When you play back images recorded in Multi
Burst mode on the camera, see page 62.
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a Set the mode switch to
.
Sepia
Colored to look like
an old photograph
or
b Press MENU.
The menu appears.
c Select [PFX] (P.Effect) with b/
B, then select the desired
mode with v/V.
Before operation
Set
(Camera) in the menu to other than
[Auto] (pages 45 and 106).
d Shoot the image.
To cancel Picture Effect
In Step 3, select [Off].
Advanced still image viewing
Selecting the folder
and playing back
images
– Folder
Select the folder that images you want to
play back are stored.
d Select the desired folder with
b/B.
On the single screen
VGA
101
Select Folder
102
2/2
Folder Name:102MSDCF
No. Of Files: 9
Created:
2005 1 1 1::05:34AM
OK
Cancel
101-0009
9/9
2005 1 1 10:30PM
BACK/NEXT
VOLUME
BACK/NEXT
On the Index screen
e Select [OK] with v , then press
z.
MENU
Control button
Mode switch
To cancel the selection
In Step 5, select [Cancel].
a Set the mode switch to
.
b Press MENU.
The menu appears.
When the first or last image in the folder is
displayed, the following icons are indicated
on the LCD screen.
: Moves to the previous folder.
: Moves to the next folder.
: Moves to both the previous and next
folders.
• When no images are stored in the folder, “No
file in this folder” appears.
Advanced still image viewing
When multiple folders are
created in the “Memory Stick”
SINGLE DISPLAY
c Select
(Folder) with b, then
press z.
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Enlarging a portion of
a still image
d Press v/V/b/B repeatedly to
select the portion of the image
you want to enlarge.
– Playback zoom
Press v
You can enlarge an image up to five times
the size of the original image.
Press
b
MENU
Press
B
Control button
Mode switch
Press V
v: To view a portion of the top of the
image
V: To view a portion of the bottom of
the image
b: To view a portion of the left side
of the image
B: To view a portion of the right side
of the image
a Set the mode switch to
.
b Display the image you want to
enlarge with b/B.
c Press
(playback zoom) to
enlarge the image.
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e Adjust the zoom with
(playback zoom).
/
To cancel enlarged viewing
Press z.
• You cannot use Playback zoom with movies or
images recorded in Multi Burst mode.
• If you press
(playback zoom) when you are
viewing images that have not been enlarged, the
Index screen will appear (page 37).
• The images displayed in Quick Review
(page 26) can be enlarged using the procedures
outlined in Steps 3 to 5.
Playing back
successive images
– Slide show
You can play back recorded images in
succession, one after another. This is useful
for checking your images, or for giving a
presentation.
MENU
Control button
Mode switch
c Select
(Slide) with b/B,
then press z.
Set the following items with v/V/b/B.
Press B (next) or b (previous).
Interval settings
3 sec/5 sec/10 sec/30 sec/1 min
• The interval setting time is approximate, and
may vary according to the playback image size.
Image
Folder:Plays back all the images in the
selected folder.
All:Plays back all the images in the
“Memory Stick.”
Repeat
On:Plays the images back repeatedly.
Off:Plays through the images one time
and then stops.
The slide show begins.
To cancel the slide show setting
In Step 3, select [Cancel].
b Press MENU.
.
To stop slide show playback
Press z, select [Exit] with B, then press z.
Advanced still image viewing
d Select [Start] with V/B, then
press z.
a Set the mode switch to
To skip to the next/previous
image during slide show
The menu appears.
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Rotating still images
– Rotate
Images shot when holding the camera
vertically can be rotated and displayed
horizontally.
a Set the mode switch to , and
display the image you want to
rotate.
b Press MENU.
The menu appears.
c Select
(Rotate) with b/B,
then press z.
Playing back images
shot in Multi Burst
mode
You can play back Multi Burst images
continuously or play them back frame by
frame. This function is used for checking
the images.
d Select
with v , and rotate
the image with b/B.
e Select [OK] with v/V, then
press z.
Control button
Mode switch
To cancel the rotation
In Step 4 or 5, select [Cancel].
MENU
Control button
Mode switch
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• You cannot rotate protected images, movies,
and Multi Burst images.
• You may not be able to rotate images shot with
other cameras.
• When viewing images on a computer, the
image rotation information may not be
reflected depending on the application
software.
• When Multi Burst images are played back on a
computer or on a camera without the Multi
Burst function, the 16 frames you shot will be
displayed at the same time as part of one image.
• You cannot divide the Multi Burst image.
Playing back continuously
Playing back frame by frame
To delete shot images
a Set the mode switch to
a Set the mode switch to
When using this mode, you cannot delete
only certain frames. When you delete
images, all 16 of the frames are deleted at
the same time.
.
b Select the Multi Burst image
with b/B.
The selected Multi Burst image is
played back continuously.
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14/14
.
b Select the Multi Burst image
with b/B.
The selected Multi Burst image is
played back continuously.
c Press z when the desired
frame is displayed.
“Step” appears.
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BACK/NEXT
VOLUME
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1 Display the Multi Burst image you want
to delete.
2 Press
(delete).
3 Select [Delete], then press z.
All of the frames are deleted.
14/14
Step
3/16
To pause
101-0014
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FRAME BACK/NEXT
VOLUME
d Advance the frame with b/B.
B:The next frame is displayed. When
you press B and hold it, the frame
advances.
b:The previous frame is displayed.
When you press b and hold it, the
frame advances in the reverse
direction.
Advanced still image viewing
Press z. To resume playback, press z
again. The playback starts from the frame
displayed on the LCD screen.
To return to normal playback
In Step 4, press z. The playback starts
from the frame displayed on the LCD
screen.
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Still image editing
Protecting images
– Protect
To prevent accidental erasure of an
important image, you can protect it.
On the single screen
a Set the mode switch to
On the Index screen
.
b Display the image you want to
protect with b/B.
c Press MENU.
The menu appears.
MENU
Control button
Mode switch
d Select - (Protect) with b/B,
then press z.
The image currently being displayed is
now protected, and the - (Protect)
mark is indicated on the screen.
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Protect
Exit
a Set the mode switch to ,
press
(index) to switch to
the Index screen.
b Press MENU.
The menu appears.
c Select - (Protect) with b/B,
then press z.
d Select [Select] with b/B, then
press z.
e Select the image you want to
protect with v/V/b/B, then
press z.
The green - (Protect) mark is
indicated on the selected image.
BACK/NEXT
• Note that formatting the “Memory Stick”
erases all the data in the “Memory Stick” even
if images are protected, and these images
cannot be recovered.
• It may take some time to protect the images.
e To protect other images,
display the image you want to
protect with b/B, then press
z.
To cancel the protection
In Step 4 or 5, press z again. The mark disappears.
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SELECT
MENU
TO NEXT
f To protect other images,
repeat Step 5.
g Press MENU.
h Select [OK] with B, then press
z.
The - mark turns white and the
selected image is protected.
To cancel the protection
In Step 4, select [Cancel], or in Step 8,
select [Exit].
To release protection
In Step 5, select an image for which you
want to release protection with v/V/b/B
and press z. The - mark turns gray and
repeat this operation for all the images for
which you want to release protection. Then,
press MENU, select [OK], and press z.
Changing image size
The resized image is recorded in the
recording folder as the newest file.
– Resize
You can change the image size of a
recorded image, and save it as a new file.
You can resize to the following sizes.
4M, 3M, 1M, VGA
The original image is retained even after
resizing.
MENU
Control button
Mode switch
In Step 4, select [All In This Folder], then
press z. Next, select [On], then press z.
In Step 4, select [All In This Folder], and
press z. Then select [Off], and press z.
a Set the mode switch to
.
b Display the image you want to
resize with b/B.
To cancel the resizing
In Step 5, select [Cancel].
• Movies or images recorded in Multi Burst
mode cannot be resized.
• When images are resized from a smaller to a
larger size, the image quality will deteriorate.
• You cannot resize to 3:2-sized image.
• If you try to resize a 3:2-sized image, black
bands will appear at the top and bottom of the
image.
Still image editing
To protect all the images in the
folder
To release protection of all the
images in the folder
e Select the new size with v/V,
then press z.
c Press MENU.
The menu appears.
d Select
(Resize) with b/B,
then press z.
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Choosing images to
print
– Print (DPOF) mark
You can designate certain images to be
printed.
This function is convenient when you want
to print images at a shop or using a printer
that conforms with the DPOF (Digital Print
Order Format) standard or using PictBridge
compliant printers.
On the single screen
a Set the mode switch to
On the Index screen
.
b Display the image you want to
print with b/B.
b Press MENU.
c Press MENU.
The menu appears.
d Select
(DPOF) with b/B,
then press z.
The
mark is indicated on this
image.
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MENU
BACK/NEXT
e To mark other images, display
the image you want to mark
with b/B, then press z.
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d Select [Select] with b/B, then
press z.
The green
mark is indicated on the
selected image.
mark
In Step 4 or 5, press z again. The
mark disappears.
• You cannot mark movies.
• When you mark images shot in Multi Burst
mode, all the images are printed on one sheet
divided into 16 panels.
• You cannot set the number of print sheets.
c Select
(DPOF) with b/B,
then press z.
e Select the images you want to
mark with v/V/b/B, then press
z.
DPOF
Exit
To delete the
The menu appears.
• You cannot mark using the [All In This
Folder] option.
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Control button
Mode switch
a Set the mode switch to
and
press
(index) to switch to
the Index screen.
SELECT
MENU
TO NEXT
f To mark other images, repeat
Step 5 for each of them.
g Press MENU.
h Select [OK] with B, then press
z.
The
mark turns white and the
setting is completed.
To delete the
mark
In Step 5, select the image you want to
delete the
mark with v/V/b/B, and
press z.
To delete all the
marks from
the images in the folder
In Step 4, select [All In This Folder], then
press z. Next, select [Off], then press z.
To cancel the marking
Still image editing
In Step 4, select [Cancel], or in Step 8,
select [Exit].
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Still image printing (PictBridge printer)
Connecting to a
PictBridge compliant
printer
Preparing the camera
Set the USB mode on the camera to connect
the camera with a printer.
Control button
Even if you do not have a computer, you
can easily print images shot using your
camera by connecting the camera to a
PictBridge compliant printer. For
preparation, you only need to select the
USB connection on the Setup screen and
connect the camera to the printer.
Using a PictBridge compliant printer allows
you to easily print the Index prints*.
a Display the Setup screen
(page 46).
* An Index print function may not be provided
depending on the printer.
b Select
(Setup 2) with V, then
select [USB Connect] with B/
v/V.
• When printing images, we recommend that you
use batteries that have a sufficient battery
capacity, or AC Adaptor (not supplied) to
prevent the camera turning off.
c Select [PictBridge] with B/v,
then press z.
Connecting the camera to
the printer
Connect the
(USB) jack on the camera
and the USB connector on the printer using
a USB cable, and turn on the camera and the
printer. The camera turns to playback mode
regardless of the mode switch position and
an image in the selected playback folder is
displayed on the LCD screen.
After the connection
is made, the
mark is indicated on
the LCD screen.
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Setup 2
File Number:
PictBridge
USB Connect:
PTP
Video Out:
Normal
Clock Set:
101-0002
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VOLUME
Printer
The USB mode is set.
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When [USB Connect] is not set
to [PictBridge] on the Setup
screen
You cannot use the PictBridge function,
even when you turn on the camera.
Disconnect the USB cable and set [USB
Connect] to [PictBridge] (page 68).
Printing images
You can select an image and print it. Set up
the camera following the procedure on page
68, and then connect the printer.
On the single screen
a Display the image you want to
print with b/B.
b Press MENU.
The menu appears.
Control button
c Select
(Print) with b/B, then
press z.
d Select [This image] with v/V,
then press z.
The Print screen appears.
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Print
Index
Date
Quantity
Exit
• You cannot print movies.
• If an error message is sent from the connected
printer during the connection,
flashes for
about five seconds. In such cases, check the
printer.
Off
Off
1
OK
• Setting items not available for a particular
printer are not displayed.
Still image printing (PictBridge printer)
MENU
e Select [Quantity] with v/V,
select the number of images
with b/B.
You can select the number up to 20.
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f Select [OK] with V/B, then
press z.
The image is printed.
Do not disconnect the USB cable
while the
(Not disconnect USB
cable) mark is indicated on the LCD
screen.
Printing
1/3
Exit
To cancel printing
In Step 4, select [Cancel] or in Step 6,
select [Exit].
To insert the date and time on
images
In Step 5, select [Date], then select the
date format with b/B. You can select from
[Day&Time] or [Date]. When you chose
[Date], the date will be inserted in the order
set in “Setting the date and time” (page 17).
However, this function may not be provided
depending on the printer.
On the Index screen
a Press
(index) to switch to
the Index screen.
b Press MENU.
The menu appears.
c Select
(Print) with B, then
press z.
d Select [Select] with b/B, then
press z.
e Select the image you want to
print with v/V/b/B, then press
z.
The
mark is indicated on the
selected image.
To print other images
After Step 6, select another image, then
select [Print] with v .
To print all the images indicated
with the
mark
In Step 4, select [DPOF image]. All the
images indicated with the
mark are
printed in the specified number, regardless
of the image displayed.
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SELECT
MENU
TO NEXT
f To print other images, repeat
Step 5.
g Press MENU.
The Print screen appears.
Print
Index
Date
Quantity
Exit
Off
Off
1
OK
h Select [Quantity] with v/V,
select the number of images
with b/B.
You can select the number up to 20.
All the images selected are printed in
the specified number.
i Select [OK] with V/B, then
press z.
The images are printed.
Do not disconnect the USB cable
while the
mark is indicated on
the LCD screen.
In Step 4, select [Cancel] or in Step 9,
select [Exit].
To print all the images indicated
with the
mark
In Step 4, select [DPOF image]. All the
images indicated with the
mark are
printed in the specified number, regardless
of the image displayed.
To print all the images in the
folder
In Step 4, select [All In This Folder], then
press z.
To insert the date and time on
images
In Step 8, select [Date], then select the
date format with b/B. You can select from
[Day&Time] or [Date]. When you chose
[Date], the date will be inserted in the order
set in “Setting the date and time” (page 17).
However, this function may not be provided
depending on the printer.
Printing index-images
You can print some images side-by-side.
We refer to this function as an index print*.
You can lay single images side-by-side in a
specified number and print them (see “On
the single screen”), or lay different images
side-by-side to make a set by combining
multiple different images and print the set in
the specified number of copies (see “On the
Index screen”).
Set up the camera following the procedure
on page 68, and connect the printer.
* An index print function may not be provided
depending on a printer.
MENU
Control button
Still image printing (PictBridge printer)
• Setting items not available for a particular
printer are not displayed.
To cancel printing
Printing
2/3
Exit
• You cannot print movies.
• If an error message is sent from the connected
printer during the connection,
flashes for
about five seconds. In such cases, check the
printer.
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On the single screen
a Display the image you want to
print with b/B.
b Press MENU.
The menu appears.
c Select
(Print) with b/B, then
press z.
d Select [This image] with v/V,
then press z.
The Print screen appears.
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f Select [Quantity] with v/V,
select the number of images
laid side-by-side with b/B.
You can select the number up to 20.
You can lay the specified number of
images side-by-side.
g Select [OK] with V/B, then
press z.
The image is printed.
Do not disconnect the USB cable
while the
(Not disconnect USB
cable) mark is indicated on the LCD
screen.
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To print all the images indicated
with the
mark
In Step 4, select [DPOF image]. All the
images indicated with the
mark are
printed, regardless of the image displayed.
To insert the date and time on
images
In Step 6, select [Date], then select the
date format with b/B. You can select from
[Day&Time] or [Date]. When you chose
[Date], the date will be inserted in the order
set in “Setting the date and time” (page 17).
However, this function may not be provided
depending on the printer.
Print
Index
Date
Quantity
Exit
Off
Off
1
Printing Index
1/1
OK
Exit
• Setting items not available for a particular
printer are not displayed.
e Select [Index] with v , select
[On] with b/B.
To cancel printing
In Step 4, select [Cancel] or in Step 7,
select [Exit].
To print other images
After Step 7, select another image, then
select [Print] with v . Then repeat from
Step 4.
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• All the images may not be laid on a sheet
depending on the number of images.
On the Index screen
a Press
(index) to switch to
the Index screen.
b Press MENU.
The menu appears.
d Select [Select] with b/B, then
press z.
You can select the number up to 20.
j Select [OK] with V/B, then
press z.
The images are printed.
Do not disconnect the USB cable
while the
mark is indicated on
the LCD screen.
Printing Index
1/3
Exit
To cancel printing
In Step 4, select [Cancel] or in Step 0,
select [Exit].
SELECT
MENU
In Step 4, select [DPOF image]. All the
images indicated with the
mark are
printed, regardless of the image displayed.
To print all the images in the
folder
In Step 4, select [All In This Folder], then
press z.
To insert the date and time on
images
e Select the desired image with
v/V/b/B, then press z.
The
mark is indicated on the
selected image.
To print all the images indicated
with the
mark
In Step 9, select [Date], then select the
date format with b/B. You can select from
[Day&Time] or [Date]. When you chose
[Date], the date will be inserted in the order
set in “Setting the date and time” (page 17).
However, this function may not be provided
depending on the printer.
Still image printing (PictBridge printer)
c Select
(Print) with B, then
press z.
i Select [Quantity] with v/V,
select the number of copies
you want to print with b/B.
TO NEXT
f To print other images, repeat
Step 5.
g Press MENU.
h Select [Index] with v , then
select [On] with b/B.
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Enjoying movies
d Press the shutter button fully
down.
Shooting movies
“REC” appears on the LCD screen and
the camera starts recording the image
and sound.
You can shoot movies with audio.
Control button
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REC 00:00:02[00:10:48]
Mode switch
Shutter button
• When the capacity of the “Memory Stick”
is used up, recording stops.
e Press the shutter button fully
down again to stop recording.
Indicators on the LCD screen
while you are shooting movies
a Set the mode switch to
b Press
.
(Image Size).
The Image Size setup item appears.
c Select the desired mode with
v/V.
You can choose from [640 (Fine)],
[640 (Standard)], or [160].
• The [640 (Fine)] image size can be used
only when you record the image into the
“Memory Stick PRO.”
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These indicators are not recorded.
Each time you press
, the status of the
LCD screen changes as follows: Indicators
off t LCD screen off t Indicators on.
See page 117 for a detailed description of
the indicated items.
To shoot with a self-timer
Set the mode switch to
procedure on page 28.
and follow the
• Be careful not to touch the microphone (page 8)
during shooting.
• The following functions cannot be used.
– Shooting with the zoom
– Shooting with the flash
– Inserting date and time
• When you select [640 (Fine)] with the supplied
A/V connecting cable plugged in the A/V OUT
(MONO) jack, you cannot check the shooting
image using the LCD screen. The LCD screen
turns blue (DSC-P43 only).
• See page 105 for the recording time allowed for
each image size.
a Set the mode switch to
Viewing movies on
the LCD screen
You can view movies on the LCD screen of
the camera and hear sounds from the
speaker of the camera.
b Select the desired movie with
b/B.
Movies with the image size [640
(Fine)] or [640 (Standard)] are
displayed on the full screen.
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Control button
Mode switch
.
101_0010
PLAY
10/10
00:00:00
VOLUME
Movies with the image size [160] are
displayed a size smaller than still
images.
c Press z.
Speaker
The movie images and sound are
played back.
B (playback) appears on the LCD
screen while a movie is playing back.
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REV/CUE
VOLUME
To fast-forward / rewind
Press B (next) or b (previous) while
playing back a movie.
To return to normal playback, press z.
Each time you press
, the status of the
LCD screen changes as follows: Indicators
off t LCD screen off t Indicators on.
See page 119 for a detailed description of
the indicated items.
• The procedure for viewing movies on a TV is
the same as that for viewing still images
(page 39) (DSC-P43 only).
• A movie recorded using other Sony devices
may be displayed a size smaller than still
images.
Enjoying movies
10/10
00:00:03
Playback bar
101_0010
Adjust the volume with v/V.
Indicators on the LCD screen
while you are viewing movies
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BACK/NEXT
To adjust the volume
To stop playback
Press z again.
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Deleting movies
You can delete unwanted movies.
Control button
Mode switch
On the single screen
a Set the mode switch to
On the Index screen
.
b Select the movie you want to
delete with b/B.
c Press
(delete).
The movie has not yet been deleted at
this point.
d Select [Delete] with v , then
press z.
“Access” appears on the LCD screen
and the movie is deleted.
e To delete other movies, display
the movie you want to delete
with b/B, then repeat Step 4.
• You cannot delete the protected movies.
• Note that the movies once deleted cannot be
recovered.
a Set the mode switch to
and
press
(index) to switch to
the Index screen.
b Press
(delete).
c Select [Select] with b/B, then
press z.
d Select the movies you want to
delete with v/V/b/B, then
press z.
The
(delete) mark is indicated on
the selected movie.
To cancel the deletion
In Step 4 or 5, select [Exit].
SELECT
TO NEXT
The movie has not yet been deleted at
this point.
e Repeat Step 4 to delete other
movies.
f Press
(delete).
g Select [OK] with B, then press
z.
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“Access” appears on the LCD screen
and the movie will be deleted.
To cancel the deletion
In Step 3 or 7, select [Exit].
Cutting movies
<Example> Cutting the movie numbered
101_0002
101_0003
101_0001
To delete all the images in the
folder
In Step 3, select [All In This Folder], then
press z. Next, select [OK], then press z.
To cancel the deletion, select [Cancel] with
b, then press z.
You can cut movies, or delete unnecessary
portions of movies. This is the
recommended mode to use when the
“Memory Stick” capacity is insufficient, or
when you attach movies to your e-mail
messages.
Note that the original movie is deleted after
you cut it.
The file numbers assigned when
movies are cut
The cut movies are assigned new numbers
and recorded as the newest files in the
recording folder. The original movie is
deleted and its file number is skipped.
1
3
2
101_0002
1. Cutting scene A.
1
A
2
B
Divide point
101_0002
3
2. Cutting scene B.
101_0004
1
3
A
2
B
101_0005 Divide
point
3. Deleting scenes A and B if they are
unnecessary.
101_0004
1
3
A
101_0007
B
2
Delete
4. Only the desired scenes remain.
1
3
2
Enjoying movies
101_0006
Delete
101_0006
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e Decide on a cutting point.
MENU
Press z at the desired cutting point.
Control button
Mode switch
Divide
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10/10
00:00:02
Dividing
Point
OK
Cancel
Exit
a Set the mode switch to
.
b Select the movie you want to
cut with b/B.
c Press MENU.
The menu appears.
d Select
(Divide) with B, then
press z. Next, select [OK] with
v , then press z.
The playback of the movie starts.
When you want to adjust the cutting
point, select [c/C] (frame
forward/ rewind) and adjust the cutting
point with b/ B. If you want to change
the cutting point, select [Cancel]. The
playback of the movie starts again.
f When you have decided on a
cutting point, select [OK] with
v/V, and press z.
g Select [OK] with v , then press
z.
The movie is cut.
To cancel cutting
In Step 5 or 7, select [Exit]. The movie
appears on the LCD screen again.
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• You cannot cut the following images.
– Still images
– Movies not long enough to cut
– Protected movies
• You cannot restore movies once you cut them.
• The original movie is deleted when you cut it.
• The cut movie is recorded in the selected
recording folder as the newest file.
Enjoying images on your computer
Copying images to
your computer
– For Windows users
Recommended computer
environment
• This camera is compatible with Hi-Speed USB
(USB 2.0 compliant).
• Connecting with a USB interface that is
compatible with Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0compliant) allows advanced transfer (highspeed transfer).
• If you connect two or more USB equipment to
a single computer at the same time, some
equipment, including your camera, may not
USB mode
There are two modes for a USB connection
when connecting with a computer,
[Normal] and [PTP]* modes. The default
setting is the [Normal] mode. This section
describes the [Normal] mode as an
example.
* Compatible only with Windows XP. When
connected to a computer, only the data in the
folder selected by the camera is copied to the
computer. To select the folder, follow the
procedure on page 59.
Communication with your
computer
When your computer resumes from the
suspend or sleep mode, communication
between your camera and your computer
may not recover at the same time.
copy images using an additional device. See
the Sony Website for details.
http://www.sony.net/
Contents of the CD-ROM
x USB Driver
This driver is needed in order to connect the
camera to a computer.
When using Windows XP, you need not
install the USB driver.
x Picture Package
This application is used to transfer images
from the camera to a computer easily. It also
allows you to utilize the various functions.
When you install “Picture Package,” the
USB driver will be installed at the same
time.
• The required operations may differ
depending on your OS.
• Close down all applications
running on the computer before
installing the USB driver and
application.
• When using Windows XP or Windows
2000, log on as Administrators.
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OS: Microsoft Windows 98, Windows
98SE, Windows 2000 Professional,
Windows Millennium Edition, Windows
XP Home Edition, or Windows XP
Professional
The above OS must be installed at the
factory. Operation is not assured in an
environment upgraded to the operating
systems described above or in a multi-boot
environment.
CPU: MMX Pentium 200 MHz or faster
USB connector: Provided as standard
Display: 800 × 600 dots or more
High Color (16-bit color, 65000 colors) or
more
operate depending on the type of USB
equipment.
• Operations are not guaranteed when using a
USB hub.
• Operations are not guaranteed for all the
recommended computer environments
mentioned above.
When a USB connector is not
provided on your computer
When neither a USB connector nor a
“Memory Stick” slot is provided, you can
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Installing the USB driver
When using Windows XP, you need not
install the USB driver.
Once the USB driver is installed, you need
not install the USB driver.
b Click [USB Driver] on the title
screen.
d Click [Yes, I want to restart my
computer now], then click
[Finish].
a Turn on your computer, and
insert the supplied CD-ROM
into the CD-ROM drive.
Do not connect your camera to
your computer at this time.
The install menu screen appears. If it
does not appear, double-click
(My
Computer) t
(PICTUREPACKAGE) in that
order.
• If you are going to use the “Picture
Package” application software, click
“Picture Package.” The USB driver will be
installed when “Picture Package” is
installed (page 86).
• When the computer is in use, shut down
all application software currently running
before you install the USB driver.
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The “InstallShield Wizard” screen
appears.
c Click [Next].
Your computer restarts. Then, you can
establish USB connection.
e Remove the CD-ROM.
The USB driver installation starts.
When the installation is completed, the
screen informs you of completion.
Connecting the camera to
your computer
a Insert the “Memory Stick” with
the images you want to copy
into the camera.
c Connect the supplied USB
cable to the
(USB) jack of
the camera.
USB Mode
Normal
Access
indicators*
Switch on MENU
d Connect the USB cable to your
computer.
• If “USB Mode Normal” does not appear in Step
4, press MENU, select [USB Connect], and
set it to [Normal].
• Be sure to use batteries that have a sufficient
battery capacity, or the AC Adaptor (not
supplied). When you copy images to your
computer using weak batteries, copying may
fail or the data may be corrupted if the camera
shuts off due to weak batteries.
b Turn on the camera and your
computer.
* During communication, the access indicators
turn red. Do not operate the computer until the
indicators turn white.
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“USB Mode Normal” appears on the LCD
screen of the camera. When a USB
connection is established for the first time,
your computer automatically runs the used
program to recognize the camera. Wait for a
while.
• When using a desktop computer, connect the
USB cable to the USB connector on the rear
panel.
• When using Windows XP, the AutoPlay wizard
automatically appears on the desktop. Proceed
to page 83.
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P Disconnecting the USB
cable, removing the “Memory
Stick,” or turning off the
camera during a USB
connection
For Windows 2000, Me, or XP users
1 Double-click
on the tasktray.
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– Windows 98/98SE/2000/Me
a Double-click [My Computer],
then double-click [Removable
Disk].
The contents of the “Memory Stick”
inserted in your camera appear.
• This section describes an example of copying
images to the “My Documents” folder.
• When the “Removable Disk” icon is not shown,
see page 83.
• When using Windows XP, see page 83.
Double-click here
2 Click
(Sony DSC), then click [Stop].
3 Confirm the device on the confirmation
window, then click [OK].
4 Click [OK].
Step 4 is unnecessary for Windows XP
users.
5 Disconnect the USB cable, remove the
“Memory Stick,” or turn off the camera.
For Windows 98 or 98SE users
Confirm that the access indicators (page 81)
on the screen are turned white and carry out
only Step 5 above.
b Double-click [DCIM], then
double-click the folder that the
image files you want to copy
are stored.
c Right-click the image file to
display the menu, then select
[Copy] from the menu.
d Double-click the “My
Documents” folder and rightclick on the “My Documents”
window to display the menu,
then select [Paste] from the
menu.
The image files are copied to the “My
Documents” folder.
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When an image with the same
file name exists in the copy
destination folder
The overwrite confirmation message
appears. When you overwrite the existing
image with the new one, the original file
data is deleted.
To change the file name
To copy an image file to the computer
without overwriting, change the file name
to the desired name before you copy it.
However, note that if you change the file
name, you may not be able to play back that
image with your camera. To play back
images with the camera, perform the
operation on page 86.
When a removable disk icon is
not shown
1 Right-click [My Computer] to display
the menu, then click [Properties].
The “System Properties” screen appears.
2 Display [Device Manager].
1 Click [Hardware].
2 Click [Device Manager].
• For Windows 98, 98SE, Me users,
Step 1 is unnecessary. Click the
[Device Manager] tab.
Try the USB driver installation again using
the CD-ROM (page 80).
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Windows XP AutoPlay wizard
a Make a USB connection
(page 81). Click [Copy pictures
to a folder on my computer
using Microsoft Scanner and
Camera Wizard], then click
[OK].
The “Scanner and Camera Wizard”
screen appears.
b Click [Next].
The images stored on the “Memory
Stick” are displayed.
c Click the checkbox of images
that you do not want to copy to
your computer to remove the
checkmark, then click [Next].
The “Picture Name and Destination”
screen appears.
e Select [Nothing. I’m finished
working with these pictures],
then click [Next].
The “Completing the Scanner and
Camera Wizard” screen appears.
f Click [Finish].
The wizard closes.
• To continue copying other images, follow the
procedure given under P on page 82 to
disconnect the USB cable and reconnect it.
Then, perform the procedure from Step 1
again.
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3 If [ Sony DSC] is displayed, delete it.
1 Right-click [ Sony DSC].
2 Click [Uninstall].
The “Confirm Device Removal”
screen appears.
• For Windows 98, 98SE, Me users,
click [Remove].
3 Click [OK].
The device is deleted.
– Windows XP
d Select a name and destination
for your pictures, then click
[Next].
Image copying starts. When the
copying is completed, the “Other
Options” screen appears.
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computer
Image file storage
destinations and file names
a Click [Start], then click [My
Documents].
The image files recorded with your camera
are grouped as folders in the “Memory
Stick.”
The “My Documents” folder contents
are displayed.
• This section describes the procedure for
viewing copied images in the “My Documents”
folder.
• When not using Windows XP, double-click
[My Documents] on the desktop.
Example: when viewing folders on
Windows XP (when using a “Memory
Stick”)
b Double-click the desired image
file.
The image is displayed.
Folder containing image data which was
recorded using the camera not equipped
with the folder creating function.
Folder containing image data which was
recorded using your camera. When not
creating any folders, there is only the
“101MSDCF” folder.
Folder containing movie data, etc., which
was recorded using the camera not
equipped with the folder creating
function.
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• You cannot record any images to “100MSDCF”
or “MSSONY” folders. The images in these
folders are available only for viewing.
• For more information about the folder, see
pages 47, 59.
Folder
File name
File meaning
101MSDCF to
999MSDCF
DSC0ssss.JPG
• Still image files shot in
– Normal mode (page 24)
– Burst mode (page 56)
– Multi Burst mode (page 57)
MOV0ssss.MPG
• Movie files (page 74)
MOV0ssss.THM
• Index image files recorded in movie mode (page 74)
• ssss stands for any number within the range from 0001 to 9999.
• The numerical portions of a movie file recorded in movie mode and its corresponding index
image file are the same.
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Viewing an image previously
copied to a computer
This operation is required for viewing
image files that have been copied
previously to a computer and already
deleted from the “Memory Stick” using the
camera.
Copy the image files stored on your
computer to a “Memory Stick” and view
them on the camera.
• Skip Step 1 if you have not changed the file
name assigned by this camera.
• You may not be able to view the image
depending on the image size.
• Images modified with a computer or images
shot using other than this camera may not be
able to be played back on the camera.
• If the warning message for overwriting the data
appears, enter other numbers in Step 1.
• If there is no folder to store the image file,
create a new folder, then copy the image file.
For details on how to create the folder, see
page 47.
a Right-click the image file, then
click [Rename]. Change the file
name to “DSC0ssss”.
ssss stands for any number within
the range from 0001 to 9999.
• A file extension may be indicated
depending on the setup of the computer.
The extension of a still image is “JPG”
and that of a movie is “MPG”. Do not
change the extension.
b Copy the image file to a folder
on the “Memory Stick.”
1 Right-click the image file, then
click [Copy].
2 Select and double-click the [DCIM]
folder from [Removable Disk] or
[Sony MemoryStick] in [My
Computer].
3 Right-click the [sssMSDCF]
folder in the [DCIM] folder, then
click [Paste].
sss stands for any number
within the range from 100 to 999.
Installing “Picture Package”
“Picture Package” is only for
Windows computers.
You can use the “Picture Package” software
on your Windows computer to manage the
images shot with your camera. Installing
the “Picture Package” software installs the
USB driver at the same time.
• When the computer is in use, shut down all
application software currently running before
you install “Picture Package.”
For computer environment
See page 79 for the basic Windows
operating environment.
Other system requirements are as follows.
Software: Macromedia Flash Player 6.0 or
later, Windows Media Player 7.0 or later,
and DirectX 9.0b or later.
Sound card: 16-bit stereo sound card with
speakers
Memory: 64 MB or more (128 MB or
more is recommended)
Hard Disk: Disk space required for
installation: approximately 200 MB
Display: A video card equipped with
4 MB VRAM (DirectDraw driver
compliant)
• When automatically creating slide shows
(page 90), a Pentium III 500 MHz or faster
CPU is required.
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• This software is compatible with the DirectX
technology. “DirectX” must be installed before
using.
• A separate environment for operating the
recording device is required in order to write to
CD-Rs.
c Select the desired language,
then click [Next].
a Turn on your computer, and
insert the supplied CD-ROM
into the CD-ROM drive.
e Click [Next].
The installation menu screen appears.
b Click [Picture Package].
• This section describes the English screen.
d Click [Next].
The “License Agreement” screen
appears.
Read the agreement carefully. If you
accept the terms of the agreement,
check the “I accept the terms of the
license agreememt” checkbox, then
click [Next].
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• If you have not yet installed the USB
driver (page 80), do not connect the
camera to the computer before you install
the “Picture Package” software (except
Windows XP).
The “Choose Setup Language” screen
appears.
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f Click [Install] on the “Ready to
Install the Program” screen.
The installation starts.
h Remove the CD-ROM.
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“Picture Package”
Connect the camera and your
computer with the USB cable.
“Picture Package” starts up automatically
and the images in the “Memory Stick” are
copied to the computer automatically. After
the images are copied, “Picture Package
Viewer” starts up and the images copied are
displayed.
If the “Welcome to setup for Direct X”
screen appears after you install the
application software, follow the
instructions.
g Confirm if the checkbox of
“Yes, I want to restart my
computer now” is checked,
then click [Finish].
Your computer restarts.
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The shortcut icons of “Picture Package
Menu” and “Picture Package
destination Folder” are displayed.
• Normally “Picture Package” and “Date” folders
are created inside the “My Documents” folder,
and all of the image files recorded with the
camera are copied into these folders.
• If “Picture Package” cannot copy images
automatically, start up “Picture Package Menu”
and check [Settings] in [Copy automatically].
• Windows XP is set so that the OS AutoPlay
Wizard activates.
If you deactivate the OS AutoPlay Wizard,
cancel the activation using [Settings] on the
“Picture Package Menu.”
Using “Picture Package”
Start up the “Picture Package Menu” on the
desktop to use the various functions.
• The default screen may differ depending on
your computer. You can change the order of the
buttons using [Settings] in the lower-right
corner of the screen.
• For details on the use of the application
software, click
on the upper-right corner of
each screen to show the on-line help.
Saving images on a CD-R
Click [Viewing video and pictures on PC]
on the left side of the screen.
Click [Viewing video and pictures on PC]
in the lower-right corner of the screen.
Click [Save the images on CD-R] on the left
side of the screen.
Click [Save the images on CD-R] in the
lower-right corner of the screen.
The screen used for viewing images
appears.
The screen used for saving images on a CDR appears.
• A CD-R drive is required to save images on a
CD-R.
For further information on compatible drives,
see the following home page of the Pixela User
Support Center.
http://www.ppackage.com/
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Technical support of “Picture Package” is
provided by the Pixela User Support Center.
For more information, refer to the enclosed
information with the CD-ROM.
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Creating a slide show
Click [Automatic Slideshow Producer] on
the left side of the screen.
Click [Automatic Slideshow Producer] in
the lower-right corner of the screen.
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your computer
– For Macintosh users
Recommended computer
environment
OS: Mac OS 9.1, 9.2, or Mac OS X (v10.0/
v10.1/v10.2/v10.3)
The above OS must be installed at the
factory.
USB connector: Provided as standard
The screen used for creating a slide show
appears.
• If you connect two or more USB equipment to
a single computer at the same time, some
equipment, including your camera, may not
operate depending on the type of USB
equipment.
• Operations are not guaranteed when using a
USB hub.
• Operations are not guaranteed for all the
recommended computer environments
mentioned above.
USB mode
There are two modes for a USB connection
when connecting with a computer,
[Normal] and [PTP]* modes. The default
setting is the [Normal] mode. This section
describes the [Normal] mode as an
example.
* Compatible only with Mac OS X. When
connected to a computer, only the data in the
folder selected by the camera is copied to the
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computer. To select the folder, follow the
procedure on page 59.
Communication with your
computer
When your computer resumes from the
suspend or sleep mode, communication
between your camera and your computer
may not recover at the same time.
When a USB connector is not
provided on your computer
When neither a USB connector nor a
“Memory Stick” slot is provided, you can
copy images using an additional device. See
the Sony Website for details.
http://www.sony.net/
a Connecting your camera to
your computer
For details, see page 81.
Disconnecting the USB cable,
removing the “Memory Stick,” or
turning off the camera during a USB
connection
Drag and drop the drive icon or the icon of
the “Memory Stick” to the “Trash” icon,
then remove the USB cable, remove the
“Memory Stick,” or turn off the camera.
c Viewing the images on your
computer
• If you are using Mac OS X v10.0, remove the
USB cable etc., after you have turned your
computer off.
• “Picture Package” cannot be used with
Macintosh.
b Copying images
2 Double-click “DCIM.”
3 Double-click the folder that the images
you want to copy are stored.
4 Drag and drop the image files to the hard
disk icon.
The image files are copied to your hard
disk.
For details on the storage location of the
images and file names, see page 84.
2 Double-click the desired image file in
the folder containing the copied files.
The image file opens.
“ImageMixer VCD2” is only for
Macintosh computers (Mac OS X
(v10.1.5) or later one).
Using “ImageMixer VCD2” on the CDROM supplied with your camera, you can
create a video CD using the image or movie
materials that are stored in your computer.
You can create an image file that is
compatible with the video CD creation
function of Toast by Roxio (not supplied).
• When the computer is in use, shut down all
other application software currently running
before you install “ImageMixer VCD2.”
Technical support of “ImageMixer VCD2” is
provided by the Pixela User Support Center.
For more information, refer to the enclosed
information with the CD-ROM.
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1 Double-click the newly recognized icon
on the desktop.
The contents of the “Memory Stick”
inserted in your camera appear.
1 Double-click the hard disk icon.
Using “ImageMixer VCD2”
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Required computer environment
OS: Mac OS X (v10.1.5 or later)
The above OS must be installed at the
factory
CPU: iMac, eMac, iBook, PowerBook,
Power Mac G3/G4 series
Memory: 128 MB or more (256 MB or
more is recomended)
Hard Disk: Disk space required for
installation: approximately 250 MB
Display: 1024 × 768 dots or more, 32000
colors or more
• QuickTime 4 or later must be pre-installed
(QuickTime 5 is recommended).
• Operations are not guaranteed for all
recommended computer environments
mentioned above.
a Installing “ImageMixer VCD2”
1 Turn on your computer.
• The display settings should be 1024 × 768
dots or higher and 32000 colors or higher.
2 Insert the supplied CD-ROM into the
CD-ROM drive.
3 Double-click the CD-ROM icon.
4 Copy the [IMXINST.SIT] file in the
[MAC] folder to the hard disk icon.
5 Double-click the [IMXINST.SIT] file in
the copy-to folder.
6 Double-click the [ImageMixer
VCD2_Install] extracted file.
7 After the user information screen
appears, enter the desired name and
password.
The installation of the software starts.
b Creating a video CD
1 Open the [ImageMixer] folder in
[Application].
2 Click [ImageMixer VCD2].
3 Click [Video CD].
The video disc mode starts up.
• You cannot create a DVD Video.
4 Select the folder in which the desired
images are stored.
1 Select the desired folder on the left
frame, then click [Add]. The selected
folder moves to the right frame.
2 Click [Next].
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5 Set up the menu background, buttons,
titles, and so on, then click [Next].
Confirm the set up according to your
preferences.
6 Confirm the preview of the Video CD
file.
1 Click the file you want to preview on
the left frame.
2 Click [N] to preview the file.
7 Click [Next] and enter the disk name and
its destination.
The preparation for storing the file on a
CD-R is completed.
• “ImageMixer VCD2” can create only the disk
image to store the image file on a CD-R in the
video CD format. Toast by Roxio (not supplied)
is required to create a video CD.
Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
If you have trouble with your camera, try
the following solutions.
2 Should your camera still not work
properly, press the RESET button
located inside the jack cover, then turn
on the camera again. (This will clear the
date and time settings, etc.)
3 Should your camera still not work
properly, consult your Sony dealer or
local authorized Sony service facility.
1 First, check the items on pages 93 to 101.
If the LCD screen shows
“C:ss:ss,” the self-diagnosis
function is working. Please see
page 104.
RESET
Battery and power
Cause
Solution
The battery remaining
indicator is incorrect. Or
the sufficient battery
remaining indicator is
displayed but the power
soon runs out.
• You have used the camera in an extremely cold
location.
• The batteries are discharged.
p See page 113.
The battery runs down too
quickly.
• You are using in an extremely cold location.
• The nickel-metal hydride batteries are not
charged enough.
• The batteries are dead (page 113).
p Install charged batteries or replace with new ones (pages 11,
12).
p Wipe any dirt off from them with a dry cloth.
• The battery contacts or the terminals on the
battery/“Memory Stick” cover are dirty.
• The nickel-metal hydride batteries are exhibiting p To restore the batteries to their original condition, use them until
the “memory effect” (page 10).
they are drained before recharging them.
• When using nickel-metal hydride batteries, a
p To restore the batteries to their original condition, use them until
mismatch has occurred in the remaining battery
they are drained before recharging them.
time information.
• The batteries are dead (page 113).
p Replace the batteries with new ones.
Troubleshooting
Symptom
p See page 113.
p Fully charge the batteries (page 11).
p Replace the batteries with new ones.
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Symptom
Cause
The power cannot be
turned on.
• The batteries are not installed properly.
p Properly install the batteries (page 12).
• The AC Adaptor (not supplied) is disconnected. p Connect it securely to your camera (page 15).
• The batteries are discharged.
p Install charged batteries or replace with new ones (pages 11,
12).
• The batteries are dead (page 113).
p Replace the batteries with new ones.
Solution
The power turns off
suddenly.
• If you do not operate the camera for about three
minutes while the power is on, the camera turns
off automatically to prevent wearing down the
battery (page 16).
• The batteries are discharged.
p Turn on the camera again (page 16).
p Install charged batteries or replace with new ones (pages 11,
12).
Shooting still images / movies
Symptom
Cause
Solution
The LCD screen is not
turned on even when the
power is turned on.
• The power was turned off with the LCD screen
turned off the last time you used the camera.
p Turn on the LCD screen (page 31).
The subject is not visible
on the LCD screen.
• The mode switch is not set to
p Set it to
The shooting image is not
displayed on the LCD
screen during a movie
shooting (DSC-P43 only).
• The image size is set to [640 (Fine)] when the A/ p Disconnect the A/V connecting cable.
V connecting cable is connected to the A/V OUT p Set the image size to any setting other than [640 (Fine)].
(MONO) jack.
or
.
The image is out of focus. • The subject is too close.
• When shooting still images,
(Camera) is set
to
or
.
• You have set the focus preset distance.
Unable to zoom.
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• The mode switch is set to
.
or
(pages 24 and 74).
p Make sure to position the lens farther away from the subject
than the minimum shooting distance of 10 cm (4 inches) when
shooting (page 24).
p Set it to any position other than
or
(page 36).
p Set to the auto focus mode (page 51).
p You cannot use the zoom function when you shoot a movie.
Symptom
Cause
Solution
Precision digital zoom
does not function.
• [Digital Zoom] is set to [Smart] on the Setup
screen.
• This function cannot be used when you shoot a
movie.
p Set [Digital Zoom] to [Precision] (pages 27, 46, 109).
• [Digital Zoom] is set to [Precision] on the Setup
screen.
• The image size is set to [4M] or [3:2].
p Set [Digital Zoom] to [Smart] (pages 27, 46, 109).
Smart zoom does not
function.
• You are shooting in Multi Burst mode.
• This function cannot be used when you shoot a
movie.
—
p Set image size to other settings except [4M] and [3:2] (pages
21, 27).
p The smart zoom cannot be used in Multi Burst mode (pages 27,
57).
—
The image is too dark.
• You are shooting a subject with a light source
behind the subject.
• The brightness of the LCD screen is too low.
p Select the metering mode (page 54).
p Adjust the exposure (page 52).
p Adjust the brightness of the LCD backlight (pages 46, 110).
The image is too bright.
• You are shooting a spot lighted subject in a dark
location such as on a stage.
• The brightness of the LCD screen is too high.
p Adjust the exposure (page 52).
When looking at the LCD
screen in a dark place,
some noise may show up
on the LCD screen.
• The camera temporarily brightens the LCD
screen to allow you to check the image being
displayed while you are using the camera in a
dark place.
p This will have no effect on the image you shoot.
The image is
monochrome (black and
white).
• [PFX] (P.Effect) is set to [B&W].
p Set it to any mode other than [B&W] (page 58).
Vertical streaks appear
when you are shooting a
very bright subject.
• The smear phenomenon is occurring.
p This is not a malfunction.
p Adjust the brightness of the LCD backlight (pages 46, 110).
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Symptom
Cause
p Insert a “Memory Stick” (page 20).
p Delete the images saved in the “Memory Stick” (page 41).
p Change the “Memory Stick.”
p Set it to the recording position (page 112).
Recording takes a long
time.
• NR slow shutter function is activated.
p See page 36.
Cannot shoot images with
the flash.
• The mode switch is not set to
.
• The flash is set to
(No flash).
p Set the mode switch to
(page 24).
p Set the flash to “Auto” (No indicator), (Forced flash), or
(Slow synchro) (page 29).
p Set it to any mode other than
and (page 36).
• When shooting still images,
(Camera) is set
to
or .
• When shooting still images,
(Camera) is set
to
or
.
• The camera is in Multi Burst or Burst mode.
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Solution
You cannot shoot images. • No “Memory Stick” is inserted.
• The capacity of the “Memory Stick” is
insufficient.
• The write-protect switch on the “Memory Stick”
is set to the LOCK position.
• You cannot shoot while the flash is charging.
• When you shoot a still image, the mode switch is
not set to
.
when you want
• The mode switch is not set to
to shoot a movie.
• The image size is set to [640 (Fine)] when you
shoot a movie.
—
p Set the mode switch to
(page 24).
p Set the mode switch to
(page 74).
p Use a “Memory Stick PRO” (pages 74, 112).
p Set the image size to any position other than [640 (Fine)].
p Set the flash to
(Forced flash) (page 36).
p Cancel the Multi Burst or Burst mode.
You cannot shoot in Burst
mode.
• The capacity of the “Memory Stick” is full.
p Delete unnecessary images (pages 41, 76).
• The camera can record only one image, since the p Install charged batteries or replace with new ones (pages 11,
remaining battery level is insufficient.
12).
The eyes of the subject
come out red.
—
p Set [Red Eye Reduction] to [On] (page 30).
The date and time are
recorded incorrectly.
• The date and time are not set correctly.
p Set the correct date and time (page 17).
The aperture value and
shutter speed flash when
you press and hold the
shutter button halfway
down.
• The exposure is incorrect.
p Adjust the exposure (page 52).
Symptom
Cause
Solution
Unknown pattern appears
on the finder.
• This is due to the structure of the finder.
p This is not a malfunction.
Symptom
Cause
Solution
The image cannot be
played back.
• The mode switch is not set to
.
p Set the mode switch to
(page 37).
• You changed the folder/file name on a computer. p See page 86.
• You cannot play back the image on the camera if
—
you modify the image on a computer.
• The camera is in USB mode.
p Cancel USB communication (page 82).
The image is coarse right
after being played back.
• The image momentarily becomes rough for
image processing.
Viewing images
p This is not a malfunction.
The images cannot be
• The [Video Out] setting for the camera on the
played back on a TV (DSCSetup screen is incorrect.
P43 only).
• The connection is not correct.
p Set [Video Out] to [NTSC] or [PAL] (pages 46 and 110).
The images cannot be
played back on a
computer.
p See page 98.
—
p Check the connection (page 39).
Symptom
Cause
Your camera cannot
delete an image.
• The image is protected.
p Cancel the protection (page 64).
• The write-protect switch on the “Memory Stick” p Set it to the recording position (page 112).
is set to the LOCK position.
Solution
You have deleted the
image by mistake.
• Once you have deleted an image, you cannot
restore it.
The resizing function
does not work.
• You cannot resize movies or Multi Burst images.
—
You cannot attach a print
(DPOF) mark.
• Print (DPOF) marks cannot be attached to
movies.
—
p Protecting the image can prevent accidental erasure (page 64).
p The write-protect switch on the “Memory Stick” will prevent
you from deleting images by mistake (page 112).
Troubleshooting
Deleting/editing an image
97
Symptom
Cause
Solution
You cannot cut a image.
• The movie is not long enough to cut.
• Protected movies cannot be cut.
• Still images cannot be cut.
—
p Cancel the protection (page 64).
—
Computers
Symptom
Cause
Solution
You do not know whether
or not your OS can be
used with the camera.
—
p Check “Recommended computer environment” (pages 79, 90).
You cannot install the
USB driver.
—
p In Windows 2000, log on as Administrator (authorized
Administrators) (page 79).
Your computer does not
recognize your camera.
•
•
•
•
p Turn on the camera (page 16).
p Use the AC Adaptor (not supplied) (page 15).
p Use the supplied USB cable (page 81).
p Disconnect the USB cable, and securely connect it again. Make
sure that “USB Mode” is displayed on the LCD screen
(page 81).
p Set it to [Normal] (page 110).
The camera is turned off.
The battery level is too low.
You are not using the supplied USB cable.
The USB cable is not connected securely.
• [USB Connect] is not set to [Normal] on the
Setup screen.
• The USB connectors on your computer are
connected to other equipment besides the
keyboard, the mouse.
• The camera is not directly connected to your
computer.
• The USB driver is not installed.
• Your computer does not properly recognize the
device because you connected the camera and
your computer with the USB cable before you
installed the “USB Driver” from the supplied
CD-ROM.
98
p Disconnect the USB cables except for those connected to the
keyboard and the mouse (page 79).
p Directly connect the camera and your computer without using a
USB hub (page 79).
p Install the USB driver (page 80).
p Delete the erroneously recognized device from your computer,
then install the USB driver (pages 80, 83).
Symptom
Cause
Solution
You cannot copy images.
• The camera is not correctly connected to your
computer.
• The copy procedure differs depending on your
OS.
• You shot with a “Memory Stick” that was
formatted using a computer.
p Connect the camera and your computer correctly (page 81).
After making a USB
connection, “Picture
Package” does not
automatically start.
—
—
p Run “Picture Package Menu” and check [Settings].
p Make a USB connection when the computer is turned on.
The image cannot be
played back on a
computer.
—
—
p If you are using the “Picture Package” software, see the help on
the upper-right corner of each screen.
p Consult the computer or software manufacturer.
The image and sound are
affected by noise when
you play back a movie on
a computer.
• You are playing back the movie directly from
the “Memory Stick.”
p Copy the movie to the hard disk of the computer and then play
the movie file back from the hard disk (pages 82, 88, 90).
You cannot print an
image.
—
p Check the printer settings.
Images previously copied
to a computer cannot be
viewed on the camera.
• Copied to a wrong folder.
p Copy them to an available folder, such as “101MSDCF”
(page 84).
p Follow the copy procedure for your OS (pages 82, 83, 90).
p Use a “Memory Stick” that was formatted using the camera.
Symptom
Cause
Solution
You cannot insert a
“Memory Stick.”
• You are inserting it backwards.
p Insert it from the right side (page 20).
You cannot record on a
“Memory Stick.”
• The write-protect switch on the “Memory Stick”
is set to the LOCK position.
• The “Memory Stick” is full.
• When shooting movies, the image size is set to
[640 (Fine)].
p Set it to the recording position (page 112).
Troubleshooting
“Memory Stick”
p Delete unnecessary images (pages 41, 76).
p Use a “Memory Stick PRO” (pages 74, 112).
p Set the image size to any setting other than [640 (Fine)].
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Symptom
Cause
You cannot format a
“Memory Stick.”
• The write-protect switch on the “Memory Stick” p Set it to the recording position (page 112).
is set to the LOCK position.
Solution
You have formatted a
“Memory Stick” by
mistake.
• All the data on the “Memory Stick” are erased by p We recommend that you set the “Memory Stick” write-protect
formatting. You cannot restore them.
switch to the LOCK position to protect accidental erasure
(page 112).
PictBridge compliant printer
Symptom
Cause
Solution
The connection cannot be
established.
• The printer is not compliant with the PictBridge
standard.
• The printer is not set for the connection with the
camera.
• [USB Connect] is not set to [PictBridge] on the
Setup screen.
• Depending on the circumstances, the connection
may not be established.
p Consult with the printer manufacturer.
You cannot print images.
•
•
•
100
p Disconnect and connect the USB cable again. If an error
message is indicated on the printer, refer to the operating
instructions supplied with the printer.
p Check that the camera and the printer are properly connected
using the USB cable.
The printer is not turned on.
p Turn on the printer. For further information, refer to the
operating instructions supplied with it.
If you select [Exit] during printing, you may not p Disconnect and connect the USB cable again. If you cannot
print again depending on your printer.
print still, disconnect the USB cable, turn off and on the printer,
then connect the USB cable again.
Movies cannot be printed.
—
Images modified with a computer or images shot
—
using other than this camera may not be able to
be printed.
• The camera is not connected to the printer.
•
Printing is canceled.
p Check that the printer is turned on and can connect with the
camera.
p Set it to [PictBridge] (page 110).
• You disconnected the USB cable before the
(Not disconnect USB cable) mark
disappears.
—
Symptom
Cause
Solution
You cannot insert the date
or print images in the
index mode.
• The printer does not provide these functions.
p Consult with the printer manufacturer whether the printer
provides these function or not.
p Consult with the printer manufacturer.
“---- -- --”is printed on the
date-inserted part.
• The recording date data is not recorded on the
image.
• The date may not be inserted in the index mode
depending on the printer.
p The images that do not have the recording date data cannot be
printed with the date inserted. Set [Date] to [Off] and print it.
Others
Symptom
Cause
Solution
The camera does not
work, no operations can
be performed.
• The battery level is low or zero (The
indicator appears.).
• The AC Adaptor (not supplied) is not connected
securely.
p Charge the batteries or replace with new ones (pages 11, 12).
The power is on, but the
camera does not work.
• The internal system is not working properly.
p Remove, and then, after one minute, reinstall the batteries and
turn on the camera. If this does not work, press the RESET
button located inside the jack cover with a pointed object, then
turn the power on again. (This will clear the date and time
settings, etc.)
You cannot identify the
indicator on the LCD
screen.
—
p Check the indicator (pages 116 to 119).
The lens gets fogged.
• Condensation is occurring.
p Turn off the camera, leave the camera for about an hour and then
try to use it again (page 111).
The camera gets hot if you
use it for a long time.
—
p This is not a malfunction.
p Connect it securely to the DC IN jack of the camera and to a wall
outlet (wall socket) (page 15).
Troubleshooting
101
Warnings and
messages
The following messages appear on the LCD screen.
Message
Meaning/ Corrective Action
No Memory Stick
• Insert a “Memory Stick” (page 20).
System error
• Turn the power off and on again (page 16).
Memory Stick error
• The inserted “Memory Stick” cannot be used with your camera (page 112).
• The “Memory Stick” is damaged, or the terminal section of the “Memory Stick” is dirty.
• Insert the “Memory Stick” correctly (page 20).
Memory Stick type error
• The inserted “Memory Stick” cannot be used with your camera (page 112).
Read only memory
• You cannot record or delete images on the “Memory Stick” with this camera.
Memory Stick locked
• The write-protect switch on the “Memory Stick” is set to the LOCK position. Set it to the recording position
(page 112).
No memory space
• The capacity of the “Memory Stick” is insufficient. You cannot record images. Delete unnecessary images or data (pages
41, 76).
Format error
• The “Memory Stick” format failed. Format the “Memory Stick” again (page 43).
• The battery level is low or zero. Charge the batteries or replace with new ones (pages 11, 12). Depending on the
conditions of use or the type of batteries, the indicator may flash even though there are still 5 to 10 minutes of
remaining battery time left.
Folder error
• A folder with the same first three digits number already exists on the “Memory Stick.” (For example: 123MSDCF
and 123ABCDE) Select other folders, or create a new folder.
Cannot create more folders • The folder whose first three digits of the name is “999” exists on the “Memory Stick.” You cannot create any more
folders.
Cannot record
• You attempted to select the folder that is available only for viewing with your camera. Select other folders (page 48).
• Camera shake may occur due to insufficient light. Use the flash, mount the camera on a tripod, or otherwise secure
the camera in place.
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640 (Fine) is not available
• [640 (Fine)] size movies correspond only to use with a “Memory Stick PRO.” Insert a “Memory Stick PRO” or set
the image size to other than [640 (Fine)] (page 74).
File error
• An error occurred while playing back the image.
Message
Meaning/ Corrective Action
File protect
• The image is protected against erasure. Release the protection (page 64).
Image size over
• You are playing back an image of a size that cannot be played back on your camera.
No file in this folder
• No images have been recorded in this folder.
Cannot divide
• The movie is not long enough to be divided.
• The file is not a movie.
Invalid operation
• You are playing back a file that was created on equipment other than your camera.
Turn the power off and on
again
• A problem with the lens caused an error.
Enable printer to connect
• [USB Connect] is set to [PictBridge], however the camera is connected to a non-PictBridge compliant device. Check
the device.
• Depending on the circumstances, the connection may not be established. Disconnect and connect the USB cable
again. If an error message is indicated on the printer, refer to the operating instructions supplied with the printer.
Connect to
• You tried to print images before the printer connection was established. Connect to a PictBridge compliant printer.
device
• You tried to execute [DPOF image] without checking the
mark.
• You tried to execute [All In This Folder] while selecting the folder that stores only movies. You cannot print movies.
Printer busy
• Since the printer is busy, it cannot receive print requests. Check the printer.
Paper error
• A paper error occurred, such as paper-out, paper-jam, etc. Check the printer.
Ink error
• An ink error occurred. Check the printer.
Printer error
• The camera received an error from the printer. Check the printer, or check if the image you want to print is corrupted.
• The data transmission to the printer may not be completed yet. Do not disconnect the USB cable.
Troubleshooting
No printable image
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Self-diagnosis display
–If a code starting with an
alphabet letter appears
Your camera has a self-diagnosis display.
This function displays the condition of the
camera on the LCD screen using a
combination of a letter and four numerical
digits. If this occurs, check the following
code chart and take the corresponding
countermeasure. The last two digits
(indicated by ss) will differ depending on
the state of the camera.
Self-diagnosis display
104
Code
Cause
Countermeasure
C:32: ss
There is trouble with your
camera’s hardware.
Turn the power off and on again (page 16).
C:13: ss
The camera cannot read or write
data on the “Memory Stick.”
Re-insert the “Memory Stick” several
times.
An unformatted “Memory Stick”
is inserted.
Format the “Memory Stick” (page 43).
The inserted “Memory Stick”
cannot be used with your camera,
or the data is damaged.
Insert a new “Memory Stick” (page 20).
A camera malfunction that you
cannot reverse has occurred.
Press the RESET button (page 93) located
inside the jack cover, then turn on the
camera again.
E:61: ss
E:91: ss
E:92: ss
If your camera is not still functioning well
after trying the countermeasure a couple of
times, the camera may need to be repaired.
Contact your Sony dealer or local
authorized Sony service facility.
Additional information
The number of images
that can be saved/
shooting time
Multi Burst
1M
(Units: images)
16MB
24 (46)
32MB
50 (93)
64MB
101(187)
128MB
202 (376)
MSX-256 MSX-512 MSX-1G
357 (649) 726 (1320) 1482 (2694)
16MB
—
32MB
—
64MB
—
128MB
—
0:00:42
0:01:27
0:02:56
0:05:54
0:10:42
0:21:47
0:44:27
0:11:12
0:22:42
0:45:39
1:31:33
2:51:21
5:47:05
11:44:22
Movie
The number of images that can be saved and
the shooting time are different, depending
on the capacity of the “Memory Stick,” the
image size, and the image quality. Refer to
the following charts when you choose a
“Memory Stick.”
MSX-256 MSX-512
0:02:57
0:06:02
MSX-1G
0:12:20
The numbers indicate the recording time. For example: “1:31:33” indicates “1 hour, 31 minutes, 33
seconds.”
• The image size is as follows:
640 (Fine): 640×480
640 (Standard): 640×480
160: 160×112
Additional information
• The number of images is listed in Fine
(Standard) order.
• The values for the number of images that
can be saved and the shooting time may
vary, depending on the shooting
conditions.
• For normal shooting times and numbers
of images that can be saved, see page 23.
• When the remaining number of images
recordable is more than 9999, “ >9999 ”
is indicated.
640 (Fine)
640
(Standard)
160
105
Menu items
Menu items that can be changed differ
depending on the position of the mode
switch or the setting of the camera.
Default settings are indicated with x.
When the mode switch is set to
Item
Setting
/
/
/
/
Program / x Auto
(EV) 1)
+2.0EV / +1.7EV / +1.3EV /
+1.0EV / +0.7EV / +0.3EV / x0EV
/ −0.3EV / −0.7EV / −1.0EV /
−1.3EV / −1.7EV / −2.0EV
Adjusts the exposure (page 52).
∞ / 7.0m / 3.0m / 1.0m / 0.5m /
Center AF / x Multi AF
Chooses the auto focus method (page 49), or sets the focus preset distance (page 51).
9 (Focus) 1) 2)
WB (White Bal) 1) 2)
ISO (ISO) 1)
(P.Quality) 1)
Mode (REC Mode)
1) When
2) Some
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Description
(Camera)
/
/
/
/
/
/ xAuto
Selects the camera mode (page 25).
Sets the white balance (page 55).
400 / 200 / 100 / xAuto
Selects the ISO sensitivity. When shooting under dark conditions or shooting a fastmoving subject, use a high-number setting. When recording high-quality images, use
a low-number setting.
• The higher the number you select, the more the noise increases.
xFine / Standard
Records images with fine image quality mode. / Records images in the standard
image quality mode (page 46).
Multi Burst
Burst
xNormal
– Records a continuous burst of 16 frames within a single still image (page 57).
– Records images in succession (page 56).
– Records an image using the normal recording mode.
(Camera) is set to [Auto], this item is not displayed.
of the settings are restricted based on the setting of
(Camera) (page 36).
Item
Setting
Description
(Interval) 1) 3)
1/7.5 / 1/15 / x1/30
Selects the Multi Burst between-frame shutter interval (Only when [Mode] (REC
Mode) is set to [Multi Burst]) (page 57).
(Flash Level) 1) 4)
+ / xNormal / –
Selects the amount of flash light (page 56).
B&W / Sepia / xOff
Sets the special effects for the image (page 58).
PFX (P.Effect) 1)
1) When
3) When
4) When
(Camera) is set to [Auto], this item is not displayed.
(Camera) is set to
,
or , this item is not displayed.
(Camera) is set to
or , this item is not displayed.
When the mode switch is set to
Item
(EV)
9 (Focus)
Setting
Description
+2.0EV / +1.7EV / +1.3EV /
+1.0EV / +0.7EV / +0.3EV / x0EV
/ −0.3EV / −0.7EV / −1.0EV /
−1.3EV / −1.7EV / −2.0EV
Adjusts the exposure (page 52).
∞ / 7.0m / 3.0m / 1.0m / 0.5m /
Center AF / x Multi AF
Chooses the auto focus method (page 49), or sets the focus preset distance (page 51).
WB (White Bal)
PFX (P.Effect)
/
/
/
B&W / Sepia / xOff
/ xAuto
Sets the white balance (page 55).
Sets the special effects for the image (page 58).
Item
Setting
(Folder)
Description
OK/Cancel
Selects the folder that contains the images you want to play back (page 59).
- (Protect)
—
Protects/unprotects images against accidental erasure (page 64).
(DPOF)
—
Selects still images you want to attach/cancel the print (DPOF) mark (page 66).
—
Prints images using a PictBridge compliant printer (page 68).
(Print)
Additional information
When the mode switch is set to
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Item
(Slide)
Setting
Description
Interval
– Sets the slide show interval (page 61). (For single-image screen only.)
x3 sec/ 5 sec/ 10 sec/ 30 sec/ 1 min
– Selects images from either folder or recording media.
xFolder/All
– Repeats the slide show.
xOn/Off
– Starts the slide show.
– Cancels the settings and execution of the slide show.
Image
Repeat
Start
Cancel
(Resize)
(Rotate)
(Divide)
108
4M / 3M / 1M / VGA / Cancel
(counter-clockwise) /
(clockwise) / OK / Cancel
OK / Cancel
Changes the recorded image size (page 65). (For single-image screen only.)
Rotates the still image (page 62). (For single-image screen only.)
Divides a movie (page 77). (For single-image screen only.)
Setup items
The Setup screen appears when you
advance to
in the menu and press B
again.
Default settings are indicated with x.
(Camera)
Item
Setting
AF Mode
xSingle / Monitor
Description
Selects the focus operation mode (page 50).
Digital Zoom
Smart / xPrecision
Selects the digital zoom mode (page 27).
Date/Time
Day&Time / Date / xOff
Selects whether to insert the date and time into the image (page 32). When shooting
movies or images recorded in Multi Burst mode, the date and time cannot be inserted
in the image. Also, the date and time will not be displayed when shooting. The date
and time will be displayed when the image is played back.
On / xOff
Reduces the red-eye phenomenon when using a flash (page 30).
xAuto / Off
Selects whether to emit an AF fill light in the dark. Helps when it is hard to focus on
the subject under dark lighting (page 31).
Auto Review
On / xOff
When shooting still images, selects whether to display the image just after you shoot
a still image. Setting this to [On] displays the recorded images for about two seconds.
During this time, you cannot shoot the next image.
(Memory Stick Tool)
Item
Setting
Description
Format
OK / Cancel
Formats the “Memory Stick.” Note that formatting erases all data on a “Memory Stick,” including even
protected images (page 43).
Create REC.
Folder
OK / Cancel
Creates a folder for recording images (page 47).
Change REC.
Folder
OK / Cancel
Changes a folder for recording images (page 48).
Additional information
Red Eye Reduction
AF Illuminator
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(Setup 1)
Item
Setting
Description
LCD Backlight
Bright/ xNormal/
Dark
Selects the brightness of the LCD backlight. Selecting [Bright] makes the LCD screen bright and easy
to see when using the camera outdoors or in other bright locations, but also uses up the battery charge
faster. Displayed only when you are using the camera with the batteries.
Shutter
Off
– Turns on the shutter sound when you press the shutter button.
– Turns on the beep/shutter sound when you press the control button/the shutter button.
– Turns off the beep/shutter sound.
—
Displays the menu items, warnings and messages in selected language.
Beep
x On
Language
(Setup 2)
Item
Setting
Description
File Number
x Series
– Assigns numbers to files in sequence even if the “Memory Stick” is changed or the recording folder
is changed.
– Resets the file numbering and starts from 0001 each time the folder is changed. (When the recording
folder contains a file, a number one higher than the largest number is assigned.)
Reset
110
USB Connect
PictBridge/PTP/
xNormal
Switches the USB mode when connecting with a computer or a PictBridge compliant printer using the
USB cable.
Video Out (DSCP43 only)
NTSC
PAL
– Sets the video output signal to NTSC mode (e.g., USA, Japan).
– Sets the video output signal to PAL mode (e.g., Europe).
Clock Set
OK / Cancel
Sets the date and time (pages 17, 46).
Precautions
Do not leave the camera in the
following places
• In extremely hot place, such as in a car
parked in the sun. The camera body may
become deformed or this may cause a
malfunction.
• Under direct sunlight or near a heater.
The camera body may become deformed
or this may cause a malfunction.
• On rocking vibration
• Near strong magnetic place
• On sandy or in dusty place
Do not let sand get into the camera. Sand
or dust may cause the camera to
malfunction and sometimes this
malfunction cannot be repaired.
Cleaning the camera surface
Clean the camera surface with a soft cloth
slightly moistened with water, then wipe the
surface with a dry cloth. Do not use the
following as this may damage the finish or
the casing.
– Thinner, benzine, alcohol, disposable
cloth, or chemical such as insecticide
– Touch the camera with the above on your
hand
– Contact with rubber or vinyl for a long
time
Note on operating temperature
The camera is designed for use within a
temperature range of 0°C to 40°C (32°F to
104°F) (When using alkaline batteries: 5°C
to 40°C (41°F to 104°F)). Shooting in
extremely cold or hot locations that exceed
this range is not recommended.
Cleaning the LCD screen
Clean the screen surface with an LCD
cleaning kit (not supplied) to remove
fingerprints, dust, etc.
Cleaning the lens
Wipe the lens with a soft cloth to remove
fingerprints, dust, etc.
On moisture condensation
If the camera is brought directly from a cold
to a warm location, or is placed in a very
damp room, moisture may condense inside
or outside the camera. This moisture
condensation may cause a malfunction of
the camera.
To prevent moisture condensation
When bringing the camera from a cold
place to a warm place, seal the camera in a
plastic bag and leave it in the new location
for about an hour. Remove the plastic bag
when the camera has adapted to the new
temperature.
If moisture condensation occurs
Turn off the camera and wait about an hour
for the moisture to evaporate. Note that if
you attempt to shoot with moisture
remaining inside the lens, you will be
unable to record clear images.
Additional information
Cleaning
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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The internal rechargeable button
battery
This camera has an internal rechargeable
button battery for maintaining the date and
time and other settings regardless of
whether the power is on or off.
This rechargeable button battery is
continually charged as long as you are using
the camera. However, if you use the camera
for only short periods it discharges
gradually, and if you do not use the camera
at all for about one month it becomes
completely discharged. In this case, be sure
to charge this rechargeable button battery
before using the camera.
Note that even if this rechargeable button
battery is not charged, you can still use the
camera as long as you do not record the date
and time.
How to charge
Connect the camera to a wall outlet (wall
socket) using the AC Adaptor (not
supplied), or install the charged nickelmetal hydride batteries, or new alkaline
batteries and leave the camera for 24 hours
or more with the power turned off.
• The rechargeable button battery is located
inside the battery insertion slot. Never remove
the rechargeable button battery.
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4) [640
The “Memory Stick”
“Memory Stick” is a new compact, portable
and versatile IC “Memory Stick” with a
data capacity that exceeds the capacity of a
floppy disk.
The “Memory Stick” that can be used with
this camera is as follows. However, we have
no guarantee of proper operation.
“Memory Stick”
Memory Stick
Memory Stick Duo 1)
Memory Stick Duo (MagicGate/
higher speed data transmission
compatible) 1)
MagicGate Memory Stick
MagicGate Memory Stick Duo 1)
Memory Stick PRO
Memory Stick PRO Duo 1)
1) When
Recording/
playback 4)
Yes
Yes
(Fine)] size movies can be recorded or
played back only using a “Memory Stick PRO”
or “Memory Stick PRO Duo.”
• The “Memory Stick” formatted with a computer
is not guaranteed to operate with this camera.
• The data read/write time differs depending on
the combination of the “Memory Stick” and a
device.
Notes on use of the “Memory Stick”
(supplied)
• You cannot record, edit, or delete images when
the write-protect switch is set to LOCK.
Terminal
Yes 2)3)
Yes 2)
Yes 2)
Yes2)3)
Yes 2)3)
using it with this camera, be sure to
insert into the Memory Stick Duo Adaptor.
2) “MagicGate Memory Stick” is equipped with
the MagicGate copyright protection
technology. MagicGate is copyright protection
technology that uses encryption technology.
However, because your camera does not
support the MagicGate standards, data recorded
with your camera is not subject to MagicGate
copyright protection.
3) Supports high-speed data transmission using
the parallel interface.
Write-protect
switch
Labeling position
The position or the shape of the write-protect
switch may differ depending on the “Memory
Stick” you use.
• Do not remove the “Memory Stick” while
reading or writing data.
• Data may be damaged in the following cases:
– Removing the “Memory Stick” or turning off
the camera while reading or writing data.
– Using the camera in a location subject to the
effects of static electricity or noise.
• We recommend you back up any important
data.
• Do not attach any other material than the
supplied label on the labeling position.
• When you attach the supplied label, be sure to
attach it to the labeling position. Be careful that
the label does not stick out.
• When you carry or store the “Memory Stick,”
put it in the case supplied with it.
• Do not touch the terminals of a “Memory
Stick” with your hand or a metal object.
• Do not strike, bend or drop a “Memory Stick.”
• Do not disassemble or modify a “Memory
Stick.”
• Do not expose the “Memory Stick” to water.
• Avoid using or storing the “Memory Stick” in
the following places:
– In a car parked in the sun, or at a high
temperature.
– Under direct sunlight.
– In a humid place or near corrosive material.
Notes on use of the “Memory Stick
Duo” (not supplied)
Note on use of the “Memory Stick
PRO” (not supplied)
“Memory Stick PRO” with a capacity of up to
1 GB is verified for this camera.
The batteries
Effective use of the battery
• Battery performance decreases in lowtemperature surroundings, and the battery
life is shortened under such
circumstances. To use the battery longer,
we recommend you keep the battery
stored in the supplied battery case (DSCP43 only) or something, in a pocket close
to your body to warm it, and insert it in
your camera just before you start
shooting.
• If you shoot a lot using the flash, the
battery power will be used up faster.
• We recommend having spare batteries
handy for two or three times the expected
shooting time, and try test shooting
before the actually using the camera.
• Do not expose the battery to water. The
battery is not water-resistant.
Battery life
• The nickel-metal hydride battery
(supplied with the DSC-P43) life is
limited. Battery capacity decreases little
by little as you use it more and more, and
as time passes. When the battery
operating time seems to have been
considerably shortened, a probable cause
is that the battery has reached the end of
its life.
Additional information
• Be sure to insert the “Memory Stick Duo” into
the Memory Stick Duo Adaptor when using the
“Memory Stick Duo” with the camera. If you
insert the “Memory Stick Duo” into the camera
without attaching the Memory Stick Duo
Adaptor, you may not be able to remove the
“Memory Stick Duo.”
• Verify that you are inserting the “Memory Stick
Duo” in the proper direction when inserting it
into the Memory Stick Duo Adaptor.
• Verify that you are inserting the Memory Stick
Duo Adaptor in the proper direction when
inserting it into the camera. Inserting it in the
wrong direction may cause a malfunction.
• Do not insert a “Memory Stick Duo” that is not
inserted into a Memory Stick Duo Adaptor into
a “Memory Stick”-compatible unit. This may
cause a malfunction of the unit.
• When formatting the “Memory Stick Duo,”
insert the “Memory Stick Duo” into the
Memory Stick Duo Adaptor.
• When the “Memory Stick Duo” is equipped
with the write protect switch, release its lock.
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• The battery life varies depending on
storage, operating conditions, and
environment, and is different for each
battery.
The battery charger
(DSC-P43 only)
• Do not charge any other batteries except
the Sony nickel-metal hydride battery
using the supplied battery charger. If you
charge other types of battery (manganese,
alkaline, lithium, ni-cd batteries, etc.),
this may cause leakage, explosion, or
overheating of the battery, and personal
scald or injury may be caused.
• Do not recharge a fully charged nickelmetal hydride battery. This may cause
leakage, explosion, or overheating of the
battery.
• When charging a high capacity battery
other than the supplied battery using the
supplied battery charger, the full capacity
of the battery may not be available.
• When the CHARGE lamp flashes, the
battery may cause a malfunction if an
unspecified battery was inserted. First,
verify that the battery is specified for use
with the charger. If the battery is
specified for use with the charger, remove
all the batteries from the battery charger,
insert other batteries, such as new ones,
and check that the battery charger works
properly. When the battery charger works
properly, the batteries may be the cause
of the malfunction.
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Specifications
x Camera
[System]
Image device 6.85 mm (1/2.7 type) color
CCD
Primary color filter
Total pixels number of camera
Approx. 4 231 000 pixels
Effective pixels number of camera
Approx. 4 065 000 pixels
Lens
Fixed focal length lens
f=5.0 mm
(35 mm camera conversion: 33 mm)
F2.8
Exposure control
Automatic, Twilight, Twilight
portrait, Candle, Landscape, Beach,
Soft snap
White balance
Automatic, Daylight, Cloudy,
Fluorescent, Incandescent
File format (DCF compliant)
Still images: Exif Ver. 2.2, JPEG
compliant, DPOF compatible
Movies: MPEG1 compliant
(Monaural)
Recording medium
“Memory Stick”
Flash
Recommended distance (when ISO
sensitivity is set to Auto)
0.2 to 3.5 m (7 7/8 inches to
11 feet 5 7/8 inches)
[Input and output connectors]
A/V OUT (MONO) jack (Monaural) (DSC-P43
only)
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
USB communication
Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0 compliant)
[LCD screen]
LCD panel used
3.8 cm (1.5 type) TFT drive
Total number of dots
67 200 (280×240) dots
[Power, general]
Power
Approx. 195 g (0.4 lb 6.9 oz) (two
batteries “Memory Stick,” wrist
strap, and so on included)
Microphone Electret condenser microphone
Speaker
Dynamic speaker
Exif Print
Compatible
PRINT Image Matching II
Compatible
PictBridge
Compatible
x BC-CS2A/CS2B Ni-MH battery
charger (supplied with the DSCP43)
Power requirements
AC 100 to 240V 50/60Hz
3W
Output voltage
AA : DC 1.4 V 400 mA × 2
AAA : DC 1.4 V 160 mA × 2
Operating temperature range
0° to +40°C (32° to +104°F)
Storage temperature range
−20° to +60°C (−4° to +140°F)
Dimensions 71 × 30 × 91 mm
(2 7/8 × 1 3/16 × 3 5/8 inches) (W/H/
D)
Mass
Approx. 90 g (3 oz)
x AC-LS5 AC Adaptor (not supplied)
Input rating
AC 100 to 240 V, 50/60 Hz
11 W, 0.16 to 0.09 A
Output rating DC 4.2 V, 1.5 A
Operating temperature range
0° to +40°C (32° to +104°F)
Storage temperature range
−20° to +60°C (−4° to +140°F)
Dimensions
Mass
Approx. 48 × 29 × 81 mm (1 15/16 ×
1 3/16 × 3 1/4 inches) (W/H/D,
protruding portions not included)
Approx. 130 g (5 oz)
Accessories
• HR6 (size AA) Ni-MH batteries (2) (DSC-P43
only)
• R6 (size AA) alkaline batteries (2) (DSC-P41
only)
• Battery case (1) (DSC-P43 only)
• BC-CS2A/CS2B Ni-MH Battery charger (1)
(DSC-P43 only)
• Power cord (mains lead) (1) (DSC-P43 only)
• USB cable (1)
• A/V connecting cable (1) (DSC-P43 only)
• Wrist strap (1)
• “Memory Stick” (16MB) (1)
• CD-ROM (USB driver: SPVD-012) (1)
• Operating Instructions (1)
Design and specifications are subject to change
without notice.
Additional information
AA nickel hydride batteries (2)
2.4 V
AA alkaline batteries (2)
3.0 V
AC-LS5 AC Adaptor
(not supplied), 4.2 V
Power consumption (during shooting with LCD
screen on)
1.3 W
Operating temperature range
0° to +40°C (32° to +104°F)
(When using alkaline batteries: 5° to
+40°C (41° to +104°F))
Storage temperature range
−20° to +60°C (−4° to +140°F)
Dimensions 101.2 × 53.7 × 35.6 mm
(4 × 2 1/8 × 1 7/16 inches)
(W/H/D, protruding portions not
included)
Mass
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The LCD screen
For shooting still images
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
VGA FINE 101
1/30"
400
C:32:00 DATE
ISO400
SAF
9
The page numbers in parentheses indicate
the location of additional important
information.
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250 F2.0 +2.0EV
q;
qa
qs
qd
qf
qg
qh
qj
qk
ql
w;
wa
ws
A Image size indicator (21)/
Multi Burst between-frame
interval indicator (57)
B Recording mode indicator
(56, 57)
C AE/AF lock indicator (25)
D Battery remaining indicator (13)
E White balance indicator (55)/
Camera mode indicator/
Flash mode (29)/
Red-eye reduction (30)
F AF illuminator indicator (31)
G Metering mode indicator (54)/
Picture effect indicator (58)
H Low battery warning (102)
I AF mode (50)/
AF range finder frame indicator
(49)/
Focus preset value (51)
J Image quality indicator (46)
K Recording folder indicator (47)
L Remaining number of recordable
images indicator (23)
M Remaining “Memory Stick”
capacity indicator
N Self-diagnosis display (104)/
Date/time indicator (32)/
ISO sensitivity (106)
O Self-timer indicator (28)
P Vibration warning indicator (102)
Q
R
S
T
U
V
Spot metering cross hair (54)
AF range finder frame (49)
Menu/guide menu (45)
EV adjustment indicator (52)
Aperture value indicator
NR slow shutter indicator (36)/
Shutter speed indicator
• Pressing the MENU button switches the menu/
guide menu on/off.
For shooting movies
9
1
q;
2
3
qa
101
STBY
00:00:00 [00:28:25]
C:32:00
qs
4
qd
5
qf
6
7
8
+2.0EV
qg
qh
E
F
G
H
I
J
Recording mode indicator (74)
Battery remaining indicator (13)
White balance indicator (55)
Metering mode indicator (54)/
Picture effect indicator (58)
Low battery warning (102)
AF range finder frame (49)
Spot metering cross hair (54)
AF range finder frame indicator
(49)/
Focus preset value (51)
Image size indicator (74)
Recording time [Maximum
recordable time] indicator (74)
K Recording folder indicator (47)
L Remaining “Memory Stick”
capacity indicator
M Self-diagnosis display (104)
N Self-timer indicator (28)
O EV adjustment indicator (52)
P Menu/guide menu (45)
• Pressing the MENU button switches the menu/
guide menu on/off.
Additional information
A
B
C
D
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For still image playback
1
2
3
VGA
101
4
5
P
x1.3
6
7
1 0 1 –0 0 1 2
BACK/NEXT
101
12 / 12
C:32:00
+2.0EV ISO400
AWB
2000 F5.6
2005 1 1
VOLUME
9
q;
qa
qs
qd
qf
qg
qh
qj
qk
9 : 3 0 AM
8
A Change folder indicator (59)
B Image size indicator (21)
C Recording mode indicator
(56, 57)
D Protect mark indicator (64)/
Print (DPOF) mark indicator (66)
E Zoom indicator (27)/
Frame by frame playback
indicator (63)
F Not disconnect USB cable
indicator (103)
G Folder-file number (84)
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H Recording date/time of the
image (32)/
Menu/guide menu (45)
I PictBridge connecting indicator
(68)
J Playback folder indicator (59)
K Image number
L Number of images recorded in
the playback folder
M Recording folder indicator (47)
N Remaining “Memory Stick”
capacity indicator
O Self-diagnosis display (104)
P EV adjustment indicator (52)/
ISO sensitivity (106)
Q Metering mode indicator (54)/
Flash indicator/
White balance indicator (55)
R Shutter speed indicator/
Aperture value indicator
• Pressing the MENU button switches the menu/
guide menu on/off.
For movie playback
• Pressing the MENU button switches the menu/
guide menu on/off.
The page numbers in parentheses indicate
the location of additional important
information.
101
101
VOL.
8/8
00:00:12
DPOF
L Playback bar (75)
M Menu/Guide menu (45)
Additional information
A Image size indicator (75)
B Recording mode indicator (75)
C Playback indicator (75)/
Volume indicator (75)
D Change folder indicator (59)
E Playback folder indicator (59)
F Image number
G Number of images recorded in
the playback folder
H Recording folder indicator (47)
I Remaining “Memory Stick”
capacity indicator
J Counter (75)
K Playback screen (75)
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Index
Index
Copying images to your computer ....... 82, 88, 90
Cutting movies ................................................. 77
A
D
A/V connecting cable ...................................... 39
AC Adaptor ...................................................... 15
Access lamp ..................................................... 20
AE/AF lock ................................................ 25, 26
AF .................................................................... 25
AF illuminator ................................................. 31
AF Mode .......................................................... 50
AF range finder ................................................ 49
Auto adjustment mode ..................................... 25
Auto Focus ................................................. 26, 49
Auto Power Off function ................................. 16
Auto Review .................................................. 109
Daylight ........................................................... 55
Daylight synchro .............................................. 30
DC plug ............................................................ 15
Deleting movies ............................................... 76
Deleting still images ........................................ 41
Digital zoom .................................................... 27
Divide .............................................................. 77
DPOF ............................................................... 66
B
B&W ............................................................... 58
Battery remaining indicator ............................. 13
Beach ............................................................... 34
Beep/shutter sound ........................................ 110
Burst ................................................................ 56
C
Candle .............................................................. 34
CD-ROM ......................................................... 80
Center AF ........................................................ 49
Charging the battery ........................................ 10
Cleaning ......................................................... 111
Clock Set ........................................... 17, 46, 110
Cloudy ............................................................. 55
Control button .................................................. 17
120
E
EV adjustment ................................................. 52
F
File names ........................................................ 84
File storage destinations .................................. 84
Finder ............................................................... 31
Flash ................................................................. 29
Flash Level ....................................................... 56
Fluorescent ....................................................... 55
Focus preset ..................................................... 51
Folder ......................................................... 47, 59
Format .............................................................. 43
I
Image quality ................................................... 46
Image size .................................................. 21, 22
ImageMixer VCD2 .......................................... 91
Incandescent .................................................... 55
Index screen ..................................................... 37
Inserting a "Memory Stick" ............................. 20
Inserting the date and time ............................... 32
Installation ................................................. 80, 86
J
JPG ................................................................... 85
L
Landscape ........................................................ 34
LCD backlight ............................................... 110
LCD screen display ........................................ 116
M
Memory Stick ................................................ 112
Menu ........................................................ 45, 106
Metering mode ................................................. 54
Mode switch ....................................................... 9
Moisture condensation ................................... 111
Monitoring AF ................................................. 50
MPG ................................................................. 85
Multi Burst ................................................. 57, 62
Multi-pattern metering ..................................... 54
Multipoint AF .................................................. 49
N
NR slow shutter ............................................... 36
NTSC ............................................................. 110
Number of images that can be saved or shooting
time .......................................... 14, 23, 105
P
PAL ................................................................ 110
PictBridge ........................................................ 68
Picture Effect ....................................................58
Picture Package ................................................86
Playback zoom .................................................60
Power on/off .....................................................16
Precautions .....................................................111
Precision digital zoom ......................................27
Print (DPOF) mark ...........................................66
Protect ...............................................................64
Q
Quick Review ...................................................26
R
Red Eye Reduction ...........................................30
RESET button ...................................................93
Resize ...............................................................65
Rotate ...............................................................62
S
Twilight ............................................................ 34
Twilight portrait ............................................... 34
U
USB ........................................................... 81, 90
USB driver ....................................................... 80
Using your camera abroad ............................... 16
V
VGA ................................................................ 22
Video CD ......................................................... 92
Viewing images on TV .................................... 39
Viewing movies on the LCD screen ................ 75
Viewing the images on the LCD screen .......... 37
W
Warnings and messages ................................. 102
White balance .................................................. 55
Z
Zoom ............................................................... 27
Index
Self-diagnosis display ....................................104
Self-timer ..........................................................28
Sepia .................................................................58
Setup .........................................................46, 109
Shooting movies ...............................................74
Shooting still images ........................................24
Single AF ..........................................................50
Single screen ....................................................37
Slide show ........................................................61
Smart zoom ......................................................27
Soft snap ...........................................................34
Spot metering ...................................................54
T
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