Sony DSC-W220, DSC-W210, DSC-W230, DSC-W215 Instruction manual

Sony DSC-W220, DSC-W210, DSC-W230, DSC-W215 Instruction manual
4-140-272-12(1)
Digital Still Camera
Instruction Manual
DSC-W210/W215/W220/W230
Before operating the unit, please read this manual thoroughly, and retain it for
future reference.
For details on advanced operations, please read “Cybershot Handbook” (PDF) and “Cyber-shot Step-up Guide”
on the CD-ROM (supplied) using a computer.
GB
© 2009 Sony Corporation
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-W210/W215/W220/W230
Serial No. ___________________________
WARNING
To reduce fire or shock hazard, do
not expose the unit to rain or
moisture.
If the shape of the plug does not fit the power
outlet, use an attachment plug adaptor of the
proper configuration for the power outlet.
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CAUTION
For Customers in the U.S.A. and
Canada
[ Battery pack
If the battery pack is mishandled, the battery pack
can burst, cause a fire or even chemical burns.
Observe the following cautions.
• Do not disassemble.
• Do not crush and do not expose the battery pack
to any shock or force such as hammering,
dropping or stepping on it.
• Do not short circuit and do not allow metal
objects to come into contact with the battery
terminals.
• Do not expose to high temperature above 60°C
(140°F) such as in direct sunlight or in a car
parked in the sun.
• Do not incinerate or dispose of in fire.
• Do not handle damaged or leaking lithium ion
batteries.
• Be sure to charge the battery pack using a
genuine Sony battery charger or a device that
can charge the battery pack.
• Keep the battery pack out of the reach of small
children.
• Keep the battery pack dry.
• Replace only with the same or equivalent type
recommended by Sony.
• Dispose of used battery packs promptly as
described in the instructions.
[ RECYCLING LITHIUM-ION
BATTERIES
Lithium-Ion batteries are
recyclable.
You can help preserve our
environment by returning your
used rechargeable batteries to
the collection and recycling
location nearest you.
For more information regarding recycling of
rechargeable batteries, call toll free
1-800-822-8837, or visit http://www.rbrc.org/
Caution: Do not handle damaged or leaking
Lithium-Ion batteries.
[ Battery pack
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC
Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) this device must accept any
interference received, including interference that
may cause undesired operation.
This Class B digital apparatus complies with
Canadian ICES-003.
[ Battery charger
Even if the CHARGE lamp is not lit, the battery
charger 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).
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For Customers in the U.S.A.
If you have any questions about this product, you
may call:
Sony Customer Information Center
1-800-222-SONY (7669)
The number below is for the FCC related matters
only.
[ Regulatory Information
Declaration of Conformity
Trade Name: SONY
Model No.: DSC-W230
Responsible Party: Sony Electronics Inc.
Address: 16530 Via Esprillo,
San Diego, CA 92127U.S.A.
Telephone No.: 858-942-2230
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC
Rules. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions: (1) This device may not cause
harmful interference, and (2) this device must
accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired
operation.
Declaration of Conformity
Trade Name: SONY
Model No.: DSC-W220
Responsible Party: Sony Electronics Inc.
Address: 16530 Via Esprillo,
San Diego, CA 92127U.S.A.
Telephone No.: 858-942-2230
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC
Rules. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions: (1) This device may not cause
harmful interference, and (2) this device must
accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired
operation.
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Declaration of Conformity
Trade Name: SONY
Model No.: DSC-W210, DSC-W215
Responsible Party: Sony Electronics Inc.
Address: 16530 Via Esprillo,
San Diego, CA 92127U.S.A.
Telephone No.: 858-942-2230
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC
Rules. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions: (1) This device may not cause
harmful interference, and (2) this device must
accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired
operation.
[ CAUTION
You are cautioned that any changes or
modifications not expressly approved in this
manual could void your authority to operate this
equipment.
[ Note:
This equipment has been tested and found to
comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment generates,
uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and,
if not installed and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful interference to
radio communications. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does
cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by turning the
equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to
try to correct the interference by one or more of
the following measures:
– Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
– Increase the separation between the
equipment and receiver.
– Connect the equipment into an outlet on a
circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
– Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV
technician for help.
The supplied interface cable must be used with the
equipment in order to comply with the limits for a
digital device pursuant to Subpart B of Part 15 of
FCC Rules.
For Customers in Europe
[ Notice for the customers in the
countries applying EU Directives
The manufacturer of this product is Sony
Corporation, 1-7-1 Konan Minato-ku Tokyo, 1080075 Japan. The Authorized Representative for
EMC and product safety is Sony Deutschland
GmbH, Hedelfinger Strasse 61, 70327 Stuttgart,
Germany. For any service or guarantee matters
please refer to the addresses given in separate
service or guarantee documents.
This product has been tested and found compliant
with the limits set out in the EMC Directive for
using connection cables shorter than 3 meters
(9.8 feet).
[ Attention
The electromagnetic fields at the specific
frequencies may influence the picture and sound
of this unit.
[ Notice
If static electricity or electromagnetism causes
data transfer to discontinue midway (fail), restart
the application or disconnect and connect the
communication cable (USB, etc.) again.
[ Disposal of Old Electrical &
Electronic Equipment (Applicable
in the European Union and other
European countries with separate
collection systems)
This symbol on the product or on its packaging
indicates that this product shall not be treated as
household waste. Instead it shall be handed over
to the applicable collection point for the recycling
of electrical and electronic equipment. By
ensuring this product is disposed of correctly, you
will help prevent potential negative consequences
for the environment and human health, which
could otherwise be caused by inappropriate waste
handling of this product. The recycling of
materials will help to conserve natural resources.
For more detailed information about recycling of
this product, please contact your local Civic
Office, your household waste disposal service or
the shop where you purchased the product.
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Disposal of waste batteries
(applicable in the European Union
and other European countries with
separate collection systems)
This symbol on the battery or on the packaging
indicates that the battery provided with this
product shall not be treated as household waste.
By ensuring these batteries are disposed of
correctly, you will help prevent potentially
negative consequences for the environment and
human health which could otherwise be caused by
inappropriate waste handling of the battery. The
recycling of the materials will help to conserve
natural resources.
In case of products that for safety, performance or
data integrity reasons require a permanent
connection with an incorporated battery, this
battery should be replaced by qualified service
staff only. To ensure that the battery will be
treated properly, hand over the product at end-oflife to the applicable collection point for the
recycling of electrical and electronic equipment.
For all other batteries, please view the section on
how to remove the battery from the product
safely.
Hand the battery over to the applicable collection
point for the recycling of waste batteries.
For more detailed information about recycling of
this product or battery, please contact your local
Civic Office, your household waste disposal
service or the shop where you purchased the
product.
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Notice for 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 an
or
mark) must be
used.
If the plug supplied with this equipment has a
detachable fuse cover, be sure to attach the fuse
cover after you change the fuse. Never use the
plug without the fuse cover. If you should lose the
fuse cover, please contact your nearest Sony
service station.
Table of contents
Notes on using the camera ...................................................................... 8
Getting started ................................................................................. 9
Checking the accessories supplied ......................................................... 9
1 Preparing the battery pack .................................................................. 10
2 Inserting the battery pack/a “Memory Stick Duo” media
(sold separately) ..................................................................................... 11
3 Turning the camera on/setting the clock ............................................. 13
Shooting images easily ................................................................. 14
Mode dial/Zoom/Flash/Macro/Self-timer/Display ................................... 15
Detecting smiles and shooting automatically (Smile Shutter) ................ 17
Detecting the shooting conditions (Scene Recognition) ........................ 18
Viewing/deleting images ............................................................... 19
Learning the various functions – HOME/Menu ........................... 22
Using the HOME screen ......................................................................... 22
HOME items ............................................................................................ 23
Using menu items ................................................................................... 24
Menu items .............................................................................................. 25
Enjoying your computer ............................................................... 27
Supported Operating Systems for USB connection and application
software (supplied) ................................................................................. 27
Viewing “Cyber-shot Handbook” ............................................................ 27
Indicators on the screen ............................................................... 28
Battery life and memory capacity ................................................ 30
Battery life and number of images you can record/view ........................ 30
Number of still images and recordable time of movies .......................... 31
Troubleshooting ............................................................................ 32
Battery pack and power ......................................................................... 32
Shooting still images/movies .................................................................. 33
Viewing images ...................................................................................... 34
Precautions .................................................................................... 35
Specifications ................................................................................ 36
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Notes on using the camera
[ Internal memory and “Memory
Stick Duo” media back up
[ Notes on the LCD screen and
lens
Do not turn off the camera, remove the battery
pack, or remove the “Memory Stick Duo” media
while the access lamp is lit. Otherwise, the
internal memory data or “Memory Stick Duo”
media may be damaged. Be sure to make a backup
copy to protect your data.
• The LCD screen is manufactured using
extremely high-precision technology so over
99.99% of the pixels are operational for
effective use. However, some tiny black and/or
bright dots (white, red, blue or green) may
appear on the LCD screen. These dots are a
normal result of the manufacturing process, and
do not affect the recording.
• When the battery level becomes low, the lens
might stop moving. Insert a charged battery
pack and turn on the camera again.
[ Notes on recording/playback
• Before you start recording, make a trial
recording to make sure that the camera is
working correctly.
• The camera is neither dust-proof, nor splashproof, nor water-proof. Read “Precautions”
(page 35) before operating the camera.
• Avoid exposing the camera to water. If water
enters inside the camera, a malfunction may
occur. In some cases, the camera cannot be
repaired.
• Do not aim the camera at the sun or other bright
light. It may cause the malfunction of the
camera.
• Do not use the camera near a location that
generates strong radio waves or emits radiation.
Otherwise, the camera may not properly record
or play back images.
• Using the camera in sandy or dusty locations
may cause malfunctions.
• If moisture condensation occurs, remove it
before using the camera (page 35).
• Do not shake or strike the camera. It may cause
a malfunction and you may not be able to record
images. Furthermore, the recording media may
become unusable or image data may be
damaged.
• Clean the flash surface before use. The heat of
flash emission may cause dirt on the flash
surface to become discolored or to stick to the
flash surface, resulting in insufficient light
emission.
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[ On image data compatibility
• The camera conforms with DCF (Design rule
for Camera File system) universal standard
established by JEITA (Japan Electronics and
Information Technology Industries
Association).
• Sony does not guarantee that the camera will
play back images recorded or edited with other
equipment, or that other equipment will play
back images recorded with the camera.
[ On the overheat protection
The power may go off automatically to protect the
camera depending on the temperature of the unit
or the battery pack. In this case, the message
appears on the screen before the power goes off.
[ Warning on copyright
Television programs, films, videotapes, and other
materials may be copyrighted. Unauthorized
recording of such materials may be contrary to the
provisions of the copyright laws.
[ No compensation for damaged
content or recording failure
Sony cannot compensate for failure to record or
loss or damage of recorded content due to a
malfunction of the camera or recording media,
etc.
Getting started
Checking the accessories supplied
• Battery charger BC-CSGD/BC-CSGE (1)
• Wrist strap (1)
• Soft carrying case (1) (DSC-W215 only)
• Power cord (mains lead) (1)
(not supplied in the USA and Canada)
• Rechargeable battery pack NP-BG1 (1)/
Battery case (1)
• CD-ROM (1)
– Cyber-shot application software
– “Cyber-shot Handbook”
– “Cyber-shot Step-up Guide”
• Instruction Manual (this manual) (1)
• USB, A/V cable for multi-use terminal (1)
The camera is supplied with a wrist strap.
Attach the strap and place your hand through the loop to prevent the camera from damage by
being dropped.
Hook
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1 Preparing the battery pack
For customers in the USA and
Canada
Plug
For customers in countries/regions other than the
USA and Canada
CHARGE lamp
CHARGE lamp
Power cord (mains lead)
1 Insert the battery pack into the battery charger.
2 Connect the battery charger to the wall outlet (wall socket).
The CHARGE lamp lights up, and charging starts.
When the CHARGE lamp turns off, charging is finished (Normal charge).
If you continue charging the battery pack for about one more hour (until it is fully charged), the charge
will last slightly longer.
[ Charging time
Full charge time
Normal charge time
Approx. 330 min.
Approx. 270 min.
• The table above shows the time required to charge a fully depleted battery pack at a temperature of 25°C
(77°F). Charging may take longer depending on conditions of use and circumstances.
• See page 30 for the battery life and the number of images that can be recorded.
• Connect the battery charger to the nearest wall outlet (wall socket).
• When charging is finished, disconnect the power cord (mains lead) from the wall outlet (wall socket), and
remove the battery pack from the battery charger.
• Be sure to use the battery pack or the battery charger of the genuine Sony brand.
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2 Inserting the battery pack/a “Memory Stick Duo” media
(sold separately)
Battery/“Memory Stick
Duo” media cover
With the terminal side
facing the lens, insert the
“Memory Stick Duo” media
until it clicks into place.
Insert the battery pack while
pressing the battery eject
lever with the tip of the
battery pack.
1 Open the battery/“Memory Stick Duo” media cover.
2 Insert the “Memory Stick Duo” media (sold separately).
3 Insert the battery pack.
4 Close the battery/“Memory Stick Duo” media cover.
[ When there is no “Memory Stick Duo” media inserted
The camera records/plays back images using the internal memory (approx. 15 MB).
[ To check the remaining battery charge
Press ON/OFF (Power) button to turn on and check the remaining battery charge on the LCD
screen.
Remaining
charge
indicator
Status
Sufficient
power
remaining
Battery
almost fully
charged
Battery half
full
Battery low,
recording/
playback
will stop
soon.
Change the battery
with fully charged
one, or charge the
battery. (The warning
indicator flashes.)
• If you use the NP-FG1 battery pack (sold separately), the minutes also appear after the battery remaining
indicator (
60 Min).
• It takes about one minute until the correct remaining charge indicator appears.
• The remaining charge indicator may not be correct depending on conditions of use and circumstances.
• Battery capacity decreases over time and through repeated use. When the operating time per charge
decreases markedly, the battery pack needs to be replaced. Purchase a new battery pack.
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[ To remove the battery pack/“Memory Stick Duo” media
Open the battery/“Memory Stick Duo” media cover.
“Memory Stick Duo” media
Make sure that the access lamp
is not lit, then push the “Memory
Stick Duo” media in once.
Battery pack
Slide the battery eject lever.
Be sure not to drop the battery
pack.
• Never remove the battery pack/“Memory Stick Duo” media when the access lamp is lit. This may cause
damage to data in the “Memory Stick Duo” media/internal memory.
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3 Turning the camera on/setting the clock
ON/OFF (Power) button
Control button
1
z button
2
3
HOME button
1 Press ON/OFF (Power) button.
2 Set the clock with the control button.
1 Select the date display format with v/V, then press z.
2 Select each item with b/B and set the numeric value with v/V, then press z.
3 Select [OK], then press z.
• The camera does not have a feature for superimposing dates on images. By using “PMB” in the CD-ROM
(supplied), you can print or save images with the date.
• Midnight is indicated as 12:00 AM, and noon as 12:00 PM.
[ To change the date and time
Press HOME, and select [
Clock Settings] in
(Settings) (pages 22, 23).
[ Notes on when the power is turned on
• Once the battery pack is inserted in the camera, it may take time before operation becomes possible.
• If the camera is running on battery power and you do not operate the camera for about three minutes, the
camera turns off automatically to prevent wearing down the battery pack (Auto power-off function).
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Shooting images easily
Microphone
Speaker
Flash
Shutter button
Self-timer lamp/
Smile Shutter lamp
W/T (Zoom) button
Mode dial
Macro button
DISP button
Control button
Tripod receptacle
(bottom)
Flash button
Self-timer button
MENU button
1 Select the desired function on the mode dial.
When shooting still images (Auto Adjustment mode): Select
When shooting movies: Select
.
.
2 Hold the camera, with your elbows pressed against your body to steady it.
Position the subject in
the center of the focus
frame. Do not cover the
speaker with your
finger.
3 Shoot with the shutter button.
When shooting still images:
1 Press and hold the shutter button halfway down
to focus.
The z (AE/AF lock) indicator (green) flashes, a beep
sounds, the indicator stops flashing and remains lit.
2 Press the shutter button fully down.
AE/AF lock indicator
When shooting movies:
Press the shutter button fully down.
To stop recording, press the shutter button fully down again.
• The shortest shooting distance is approx. 4 cm (1 5/8 inches) (W)/50 cm (1 feet 7 3/4 inches) (T) (from the
lens).
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Mode dial/Zoom/Flash/Macro/Self-timer/Display
[ Using the mode dial
Auto Adjustment
Allows you to shoot with the settings adjusted automatically.
Easy Shooting
Allows easy shooting with easy-to-see indicators.
Smile Shutter
When the camera detects a smile, the shutter is released automatically (page 17).
High Sensitivity (DSC-W220/W230 only)
Shoots images without a flash even in low lighting.
SteadyShot (DSC-W210/W215 only)
Shoots images clearly, reducing blur.
Soft Snap
Shoots images with a softer atmosphere for portraits of people, flowers, etc.
Landscape
Shoots with the focus on a distant subject.
Twilight Portrait
Shoots sharp images of people in a dark place without losing the nighttime atmosphere.
SCN* Scene Selection
Selects a setting from the Scene Selection menu.
Movie Mode
Allows you to record movies with audio.
Program Auto
Allows you to shoot with the exposure adjusted automatically (both the shutter speed and the aperture
value). You can adjust other settings using the menu.
* Scene Selection in SCN mode
Press MENU and select a setting (page 24).
High Sensitivity (DSC-W210/W215 only)
Shoots images without a flash even in low lighting.
Twilight
Shoots night scenes without losing the nighttime atmosphere.
Gourmet
Shifts to Macro mode, allowing you to shoot food arrangements in delicious color.
Beach
Shoots seaside or lakeside scenes with the blueness of the water captured more vividly.
Snow
Shoots snow scenes in white more clearly.
Fireworks
Shoots fireworks in all their splendor.
Underwater
Shoots underwater in natural colors when the water-proof case is attached.
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[ W/T Using the zoom
Press T to zoom, press W to return the zoom.
[
Flash (Selecting a flash mode for still images)
Press B ( ) on the control button repeatedly until the desired mode is selected.
: Flash Auto
Flashes when there is insufficient light or backlight (default setting)
: Flash forced on
: Slow synchro (Flash forced on)
The shutter speed is slow in a dark place to clearly shoot the background that is out of flash light.
: Flash forced off
• You cannot use (Flash forced on) or
(Slow synchro) when [Scene Recognition] is set to [Auto] or
[Advanced].
• Even with flash on, the flash may not operate during burst.
[
Macro (Shooting close-up)
Press b (
) on the control button repeatedly until the desired mode is selected.
: Auto
The camera adjusts the focus automatically from distant subjects to close-up.
Normally, put the camera in this mode.
: Macro On
The camera adjusts the focus with priority on close-up subjects. Set Macro on when shooting close
subjects.
[
Using the self-timer
Press V (
) on the control button repeatedly until the desired mode is selected.
: Not using the self-timer
: Setting the 10-second delay self-timer
Use this setting if you want to include yourself in the image.
: Setting the 2-second delay self-timer
This is to prevent blurring due to unsteadiness when the shutter button is pressed.
When you press the shutter button, the self-timer lamp flashes and a beep sounds until the
shutter operates.
To cancel, press V ( ) again.
[ DISP Changing the screen display
Press v (DISP) on the control button.
Each time you press v (DISP), the display and brightness changes as follows:
Indicators on
r
Indicators on*
r
Histogram on*
r
Indicators off*
* The LCD Backlight brightens.
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Detecting smiles and shooting automatically (Smile Shutter)
When the camera detects a smile, the shutter is released automatically.
1 Select
(Smile Shutter) mode on the mode dial.
2 Aim the camera at the subject and press the shutter button halfway down to
focus.
3 Press the shutter button all the way down to set Smile Detection mode.
The Smile Shutter enters standby.
Smile Detection mark/Number of images
Smile Detection frame (Orange)
Smile Detection Sensitivity indicator
4 Wait detecting a smile.
When the smile level exceeds the b point on the indicator, the camera records up to six images. Press
the shutter button all the way down again to exit the Smile Shutter mode.
• Shooting using the Smile Shutter ends automatically when either the “Memory Stick Duo” media or
internal memory becomes full or when six images have been recorded.
• Smiles may not be detected correctly depending on the conditions.
z Hints for better capturing of smiles
1 Do not cover the eyes with the bangs.
2 Try to orient the face in front of the camera and be as level as
possible. The detection rate is higher when the eyes are
narrowed.
3 Give a clear smile with an open mouth. The smile is easier to
detect when the teeth are showing.
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Detecting the shooting conditions (Scene Recognition)
The camera automatically detects the shooting conditions, and then takes the shot.
1 Select
(Auto Adjustment) mode on the mode dial.
2 Press MENU button (pages 24, 25).
3 Select
(Scene Recognition) with v/V on the control button.
4 Select the desired setting, then press z.
: Off (Default setting)
Does not use Scene Recognition.
: Auto
When the camera recognizes the scene, it switches to the optimal settings and shoots the image.
: Advanced
The camera shoots one image without using the scene recognition function and another image using
scene recognition. (A total of two shots)
• Scene recognition does not function in the following situations:
– During burst shooting
– When using Digital Zoom
z When the camera recognizes the scene
Setting value icon
Scene Recognition icon
When the camera recognizes the scene,
(Twilight),
(Twilight Portrait),
(Twilight using a tripod) (DSC-W220/W230 only),
(Backlight),
(Backlight Portrait) appears.
When the camera does not recognize the scene, the image is shot as Scene
Recognition [Off].
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Viewing/deleting images
(Index) button
Speaker
(Playback zoom) button
(Playback)
button
Control button
Multi connector
(bottom)
HOME button
MENU ( ) button
1 Press
(Playback).
If you press
when the camera is powered off, the camera is turned on automatically and set to
playback mode. To switch to the shooting mode, press
again.
2 Select an image with b/B on the control button.
Movie:
Press z to play back a movie. (Press z again to stop playback.)
Press B to fast forward, b to rewind. (Press z to return to normal playback.)
Press V to display the volume control screen, then press b/B to adjust the volume.
[
To delete images
1 Display the image you want to delete, then press MENU ( ).
2 Select [Delete] with v/V and select [This Image] with b/B, then press z.
3 Select [OK] with v, then press z.
[
To view an enlarged image (playback zoom)
Press (T) while displaying a still image.
To return the zoom, press W.
Adjust the position with v/V/b/B.
To cancel the playback zoom, press z.
Shows the displayed
area of the whole image
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[
To view an index screen
Press
(Index) while a single image is displayed.
Then, select an image with v/V/b/B.
To return to the single image screen, press z.
• Each time you press
(Index), the number of images on the index screen increases.
[ To delete images in index mode
1 Press MENU while the index screen is displayed.
2 Select (Delete) with v/V and select [Multiple Images] with b/B, then press z.
3 Select the image you want to delete with v/V/b/B, then press z.
The
mark is checked in the checkbox of the image.
To cancel a selection, select an image you have selected for deletion, then press z again.
4 Press MENU and select [OK] with v, then press z.
• To delete all the images in a folder, select [All In This Folder], then press z in step 2.
[ To play back a series of images with effects and music (Slideshow)
1 Press MENU button.
2 Select (Slideshow) with v/V on the control button, then press z.
The Setup screen appears.
3 Select [OK], then press z.
The slideshow starts.
The music will change together with the [Effects]. You can also transfer and change the music
to your desired music.
To transfer and change the music, take the following steps.
1 Install the software included in the CD-ROM (supplied) to your computer.
2 Press HOME button. Then select [
Music Tool] t [Download Music] in
23).
3 Connect the camera and a computer with cable for multi-use terminal.
4 Start up “Music Transfer” installed to your computer and change the music.
For details on changing the music, refer to Help in “Music Transfer”.
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[Slideshow] (pages 22,
[ To view images on TV
Connect the camera to the TV with the cable for multi-use terminal (supplied).
To the multi
connector
To audio/video
input jacks
Cable for multi-use terminal (supplied)
To view on HD (High Definition) TV, an HD Output Adaptor Cable (sold separately) is
needed.
• If you set the image size to [16:9], you can record images in the size that fills the entire screen of the HD
TV.
• You cannot view movies output in [HD(1080i)] signal format. Set [COMPONENT] to [SD] when
shooting movies.
• Use a Type2b-compliant HD Output Adaptor Cable.
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Learning the various functions – HOME/Menu
Using the HOME screen
The HOME screen is the gateway screen for all the functions of the camera, and can be called
up regardless of the mode setting (shooting/viewing).
z button
Control button
HOME button
1 Press HOME to display the HOME screen.
Shooting
Shooting
Shoot photos or movies
Category
Item
Guide
2 Select a category with b/B on the control button.
3 Select an item with v/V, then press z.
[ When you select the
(Manage Memory) or
(Settings) category
1 Select the desired setting with v/V, then press z.
• HOME screen is displayed by pressing b.
2 Select a setting with v/V, then press z.
• The camera is set to the shooting or viewing mode by pressing HOME again.
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For details on the operation 1 page 22
HOME items
Pressing HOME displays the following items. Only the available items are displayed on the
screen. Details on the items are displayed on the screen by the guide.
Categories
Items
Shooting
Shooting
View Images
Single Image
Image Index
Slideshow
Slideshow
Music Tool
Download Music
Print
Print
Manage Memory
Memory Tool
Memory Stick Tool
Format
Change REC.Folder
Format Music
Create REC.Folder
Copy
Internal Memory Tool
Format
Settings
Main Settings
Main Settings 1
Beep
Initialize
Function Guide
Smile demo mode
Main Settings 2
USB Connect
Video Out
COMPONENT
Wide Zoom Display
Shooting Settings
Shooting Settings 1
AF Illuminator
AF Mode
Conversion Lens
Shooting Settings 2
Auto Orientation*
Grid Line
Digital Zoom
Auto Review
Clock Settings
Language Setting
* DSC-W220/W230 only.
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Using menu items
z button
Control button
MENU button
1 Press MENU to display the menu.
Function Guide
• The menu will be displayed only during shooting and playback mode.
• Different items will become visible depending on the selected mode.
2 Select a desired menu item with v/V on the control button.
• If the desired item is hidden, keep pressing v/V until the item appears on the screen.
3 Select a setting with b/B.
• If the desired item is hidden, keep pressing b/B until the item appears on the screen.
• Select an item in playback mode, and press z.
4 Press MENU to turn off the menu.
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Menu items
The available menu items vary depending on the mode setting (shooting/viewing), and the
mode dial position in the shooting mode. Only the available items are displayed on the screen.
Shooting menu
Scene Selection
Selects the settings pre-adjusted to match various scene
conditions.
Image Size
Selects the image size.
Flash
Selects the flash setting in Easy Shooting mode.
Face Detection
Selects the priority subject for adjusting the focus when using
face detection.
Smile Detection
Selects the priority subject for the Smile Shutter function.
Smile Detection Sensitivity
Sets the level of sensitivity to detect smile.
REC Mode
Selects the continuous shooting method.
Scene Recognition
Automatically detects the shooting conditions such as backlight
and Twilight and then takes the shot.
EV
Adjusts Exposure.
ISO
Selects a luminous sensitivity.
Metering Mode
Selects the metering mode.
Focus
Changes the focus method.
White Balance
Adjusts the color tones.
Underwater White Balance
Adjusts the color tones underwater.
Flash Level
Adjusts the amount of flash light.
Red Eye Reduction
Sets to reduce the red-eye phenomenon.
DRO
Optimizes the brightness and contrast.
Color Mode
Changes the vividness of the image or adds special effects.
SteadyShot
(DSC-W220/W230 only)
Selects the anti-blur mode.
Shooting Settings
Selects the shooting settings.
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Viewing menu
(Delete)
(Slideshow)
Deletes images.
Plays back a series of images with effects and music.
(Retouch)
Retouches still images.
(Multi-Purpose Resize)
Changes the image size according to usage.
(Protect)
Prevents accidental erasure.
Adds a Print order mark on image that you want to print out.
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(Print)
Prints images using a PictBridge compliant printer.
(Rotate)
Rotates a still image.
(Select Folder)
Selects the folder for viewing images.
Enjoying your computer
You can view images shot with the camera on a computer. By using the software in the CDROM (supplied), you can enjoy still images and movies from the camera more than ever. For
details, refer to “Cyber-shot Handbook” in the CD-ROM (supplied).
Supported Operating Systems for USB connection and application
software (supplied)
For Windows users
For Macintosh users
USB connection
Microsoft Windows 2000
Professional SP4/Windows XP*1
SP3/Windows Vista*2 SP1
Mac OS 9.1/9.2/ Mac OS X(v10.1
to v10.5)
Application software
“PMB”
Microsoft Windows XP*1 SP3/
Windows Vista*2 SP1
not compatible
*1 64-bit editions are not supported.
*2 Starter (Edition) is not supported.
• Your computer must be pre-installed with an OS listed above. OS upgrades are not supported.
• If your OS does not support USB connections, copy images by inserting the “Memory Stick Duo” media
into the “Memory Stick” media slot on your computer, or use a commercially available “Memory Stick”
media Reader/Writer.
• For further details on the operating environment of “PMB” Cyber-shot application software, refer to
“Cyber-shot Handbook”.
Viewing “Cyber-shot Handbook”
“Cyber-shot Handbook” in the CD-ROM (supplied) explains how to use the camera in detail.
Adobe Reader is required to view it.
[ For Windows users
1 Turn on your computer, and insert the CD-ROM (supplied) into the CD-ROM drive.
The installation menu screen appears.
2 Click the [Cyber-shot Handbook] button.
• When you install “Cyber-shot Handbook”, the “Cyber-shot Step-up Guide” will be installed
automatically.
3 After the installation is complete, double-click the shortcut created on the desktop.
[ For Macintosh users
1 Turn on your computer, and insert the CD-ROM (supplied) into the CD-ROM drive.
2 Select the [Handbook] folder and copy “Handbook.pdf” stored in the [GB] folder to your
computer.
3 After copying is complete, double-click “Handbook.pdf”.
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Indicators on the screen
Each time you press v (DISP) on the
control button, the display changes
(page 16).
[ When shooting still images
A
Battery remaining
Low battery warning
Image Size
Mode dial/Menu (Scene
Selection)
•
(SteadyShot) mode is
available only for DSCW210/W215.
Mode dial (Program Auto)
White balance
• The indicators are limited in Easy Shooting
mode.
[ When shooting movies
Burst mode/Bracket mode
Metering mode
Face Detection/Smile
Detection
SteadyShot (DSC-W220/
W230 only)
DRO
Vibration warning
[ When playing back
Smile Detection Sensitivity
indicator/Number of
images
Zoom scaling
Color mode
PictBridge connecting
Protect
Print order (DPOF) mark
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Zoom scaling
VOL.
00:25:05
Volume
Recordable time (hours :
minutes : seconds)
PictBridge connecting
Changing folder
Scene Recognition
B
z
AE/AF lock
ISO400
ISO number
AF illuminator
NR slow shutter
Red-eye reduction
125
F3.5
+2.0EV
1.0m
Shutter speed
Metering mode
Aperture value
Flash mode
Exposure value
Flash charging
AF range finder frame
indicator
White balance
Semi manual value
Macro
REC
Standby
0:12
Recording a movie/Standby
a movie
Recording time (minutes :
seconds)
101-0012
Folder-file number
2009 1 1
9:30 AM
Recorded date/time of the
playback image
z STOP
z PLAY
Function guide for playing
image
C:32:00
Self-diagnosis display
ISO400
ISO number
+2.0EV
Exposure Value
500
Shutter speed
F3.5
Aperture value
Conversion lens
D
Self-timer
C:32:00
BACK/NEXT Selecting images
V VOLUME
Self-diagnosis display
AF range finder frame
Adjusting volume
C
Recording folder
Playback folder
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Number of recordable
images
N
8/8 12/12
Image number/Number of
images recorded in selected
folder
+
Recording/playback Media
(“Memory Stick Duo”
media, Internal memory)
Playback
Playback bar
Spot metering cross hair
Histogram
•
appears when histogram
display is disabled.
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Battery life and memory capacity
Battery life and number of images you can record/view
The numbers shown in the following tables
assume a fully charged battery pack
(supplied) is used at an ambient
temperature of 25°C (77°F). The numbers
shown for images you can record/view are
approximations and allow for changing of
the “Memory Stick Duo” media as
necessary.
Note that the actual numbers may be less
than those indicated in the table depending
on the conditions of use.
[ When viewing still images
[ When shooting still images
• Viewing single images in order at about three
second intervals
Battery life (min.)
No. of Images
DSC-W230
Approx. 175
Approx. 350
DSC-W220
Approx. 185
Approx. 370
DSC-W210/W215
Approx. 215
Approx. 430
• Shooting in the following situations:
– [REC Mode] is set to [Normal].
– [AF Mode] is set to [Single].
– [SteadyShot] is set to [Shooting] (DSCW220/W230 only).
– Shooting once every 30 seconds.
– The zoom is switched alternately between the
W and T ends.
– The flash strobes once every two times.
– The power turns on and off once every ten
times.
• The measurement method is based on the CIPA
standard.
(CIPA: Camera & Imaging Products
Association)
• The battery life and the number of images do
not change, regardless of image size.
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Battery life (min.)
No. of Images
DSC-W230
Approx. 360
Approx. 7200
DSC-W220
Approx. 420
Approx. 8400
DSC-W210/W215
Approx. 470
Approx. 9400
[ Notes on the battery pack
• Battery capacity decreases over time and
through repeated use.
• The battery life and the number of images you
can record/view are decreased under the
following conditions:
– The surrounding temperature is low.
– The flash is used frequently.
– The camera has been turned on and off many
times.
– The zoom is used frequently.
– The LCD Backlight brightens.
– [AF Mode] is set to [Monitor].
– [SteadyShot] is set to [Continuous] (DSCW220/W230 only).
– The battery power is low.
– The Face Detection function is activated.
Number of still images and recordable time of movies
The number of still images and the length of time for movies may vary depending on the
shooting conditions.
• Even if the capacity of your recording media is the same as the one in the table below, the number of still
images and the length of time for movies may be different.
• You can select the image size from the menu (pages 24, 25).
[ The approximate recordable number of still images
(Units: Images)
Capacity
Internal
memory
“Memory Stick Duo” media formatted with the camera
Size
Approx.
15 MB
256 MB
512 MB
12M
3
48
100
204
412
815
1638
3321
8M
4
72
150
306
618
1223
2457
4981
5M
6
92
191
390
787
1557
3127
6340
3M
10
148
306
626
1262
2498
5017
10170
VGA
97640
1 GB
2 GB
4 GB
8 GB
16 GB
96
1428
2941
6013
12120
23980
48160
3:2(11M)
3
54
112
229
462
915
1838
3726
16:9(9M)
3
58
120
246
496
982
1974
4001
16:9(2M)
16
238
490
1002
2020
3997
8027
16270
• The numbers of images listed assume [REC Mode] is set to [Normal].
• When the number of remaining shootable images is greater than 9,999, the “>9999” indicator appears.
• When an image was recorded using an earlier Sony model and is played back on the camera, the image
may not appear in the actual image size.
[ The approximate recordable time of movies
The numbers in the table below show the approximate maximum recordable time obtained by
totaling all movie files.
(Units: hour : minute : second)
Capacity
Size
640(Fine)
Internal
memory
Approx.
15 MB
–
“Memory Stick Duo” media formatted with the camera
256 MB
512 MB
1 GB
2 GB
4 GB
8 GB
16 GB
0:02:50 0:06:00 0:12:30 0:25:10
0:49:50
1:40:20
3:23:20
640(Standard)
0:00:40 0:10:40 0:22:00 0:45:00 1:30:50
2:59:50
6:01:10
12:12:20
320
0:02:50 0:42:50 1:28:10 3:00:20 6:03:30 11:59:30 24:04:50 48:49:20
• Movies with the size set to [640(Fine)] can only be recorded on a “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media.
• The camera does not support HD recordings or playbacks for movies.
• The size of a movie file is limited to approx. 2 GB. During recording, movie recording stops automatically
when the file size of the movie reaches approx. 2 GB.
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Troubleshooting
If you experience trouble with the camera, try the following solutions.
1 Check the items below, and refer to “Cyber-shot Handbook” (PDF).
If a code such as “C/E:ss:ss” appears on the screen, refer to “Cyber-shot
Handbook”.
2 Remove the battery pack, wait for about one minute, reinsert the battery pack,
then turn on the power.
3 Initialize the settings (page 23).
4 Consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility.
Be aware that by sending the camera for repair, you give consent that the contents of the
internal memory, music files may be checked.
Battery pack and power
Cannot insert the battery pack.
• Insert the battery pack correctly by pushing the battery eject lever (page 11).
Cannot turn on the camera.
• After inserting the battery pack into the camera, it may take a few moments for the camera to
power up.
• Insert the battery pack correctly (page 11).
• The battery pack is discharged. Insert charged battery pack (page 10).
• The battery pack is dead. Replace it with a new one.
• Use a recommended battery pack.
The power turns off suddenly.
• If you do not operate the camera for about three minutes while the power is on, the camera
turns off automatically to prevent wearing down the battery pack. Turn on the camera again
(page 13).
• The battery pack is dead. Replace it with a new one.
• Depending on the temperature of the camera and the battery pack, the power may turn off
automatically to protect the camera. In this case, a message appears on the LCD screen before
the camera turns off.
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The remaining charge indicator is incorrect.
• This phenomenon occurs when you use the camera in an extremely hot or cold location.
• A discrepancy arose between the remaining charge indicator and the actual remaining battery
charge. Fully discharge the battery pack once, then charge it to correct the indication.
• The battery pack is discharged. Insert the charged battery pack (page 10).
• The battery pack is dead. Replace it with a new one.
The CHARGE lamp flashes while charging the battery.
• Remove and reinsert the battery pack, making sure it is installed correctly.
• The temperature may be inappropriate for charging. Try charging the battery pack again
within the proper charging temperature range (10°C to 30°C).
Cannot charge the battery pack.
• You cannot charge the battery pack using the AC Adaptor (sold separately). Use the battery
charger to charge the battery.
Shooting still images/movies
Cannot record images.
• Check the free capacity of the internal memory or “Memory Stick Duo” media (page 31). If it
is full, do one of the following:
– Delete unnecessary images (page 19).
– Change the “Memory Stick Duo” media.
• You cannot record images while charging the flash.
• When shooting a still image, set the mode dial to a position other than
.
• Set the mode dial to
when shooting movies.
• The image size is set to [640(Fine)] when recording movies. Do one of the following:
– Set the image size to other than [640(Fine)].
– Insert a “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media.
Cannot shoot in Smile Shutter mode.
• Press the shutter button all the way down.
• No image is shot unless a smile is detected (page 17).
• [Smile demo mode] is set to [On]. Set [Smile demo mode] to [Off] (page 23).
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White, black, red, purple or other streaks appear on the image, or the image
seems reddish.
• This phenomenon is called smearing. This is not a malfunction.
The same image is shot several times.
• [REC Mode] is set to [Burst] or Exposure Bracket. Or, [Scene Recognition] is set to
[Advanced] (page 25).
Viewing images
Cannot play back images.
• Press
(Playback) (page 19).
• The folder/file name has been changed on your computer.
• Sony does not guarantee playback of image files on the camera if the files have been
processed using a computer or recorded with another camera.
• The camera is in USB mode. Delete the USB connection.
• Playback is impossible if the Smile Shutter is in standby mode. Exit standby mode by
pressing the shutter button all the way down.
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Precautions
[ Do not use/store the camera in
the following places
• In an extremely hot, cold or humid place
In places such as in a car parked in the sun, the
camera body may become deformed and this
may cause a malfunction.
• Under direct sunlight or near a heater
The camera body may become discolored or
deformed, and this may cause a malfunction.
• In a location subject to rocking vibration
• Near strong magnetic place
• In sandy or dusty places
Be careful not to let sand or dust get into the
camera. This may cause the camera to
malfunction, and in some cases this malfunction
cannot be repaired.
[ On carrying
Do not sit down in a chair or other place with the
camera in the back pocket of your trousers or
skirt, as this may cause malfunction or damage the
camera.
[ On the battery pack
• Avoid rough handling, disassembling,
modifying, physical shock, or impact such as
hammering, dropping or stepping on the battery
pack.
• Do not use a deformed or damaged battery pack.
[ On cleaning
Cleaning the LCD screen
Wipe the screen surface with an LCD cleaning kit
(sold separately) to remove fingerprints, dust, etc.
Cleaning the lens
Wipe the lens with a soft cloth to remove
fingerprints, dust, etc.
Cleaning the camera surface
Clean the camera surface with a soft cloth slightly
moistened with water, then wipe the surface with
a dry cloth. To prevent damage to the finish or
casing:
– Do not expose the camera to chemical products
such as thinner, benzine, alcohol, disposable
cloths, insect repellent, sunscreen or insecticide.
– Do not touch the camera with any of the above
on your hand.
– Do not leave the camera in contact with rubber
or vinyl for a long time.
[ On operating temperatures
The camera is designed for use under the
temperatures between 0°C and 40°C (32°F and
104°F). Shooting in extremely cold or hot places
that exceed this range is not recommended.
[ On camera’s temperature
Your camera and battery may get warm due to
continuous use, but it is not a malfunction.
[ On moisture condensation
If the camera is brought directly from a cold to a
warm location, moisture may condense inside or
outside the camera. This moisture condensation
may cause a malfunction of the camera.
If moisture condensation occurs
Turn off the camera and wait about an hour for the
moisture to evaporate. Note that if you shoot with
moisture remaining inside the lens, images will
not be clear.
[ On the internal rechargeable
backup battery
The camera has an internal rechargeable battery
for maintaining the date and time and other
settings regardless of whether the power is on or
off.
This rechargeable 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 battery before using the
camera.
However, even if this rechargeable battery is not
charged, you can still use the camera, but the date
and time will not be indicated.
Charging method of the internal
rechargeable backup battery
Insert charged battery pack in the camera, and
then leave the camera for 24 hours or more with
the power off.
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Specifications
Camera
[LCD screen]
[System]
LCD panel:
DSC-W230
7.5 cm (3.0 type)
TFT drive
DSC-W210/W215/W220
6.7 cm (2.7 type)
TFT drive
Total number of dots: 230 400 (960 × 240) dots
Image device:
7.79 mm (1/2.3 type) color CCD, Primary
color filter
Total pixel number of camera:
Approx. 12.4 Megapixels
Effective pixel number of camera:
Approx. 12.1 Megapixels
Lens: Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 4× zoom lens
f = 5.35 – 21.4 mm (30 – 120 mm (35 mm
film equivalent)) F2.8 (W) – F5.8 (T)
Exposure control:
DSC-W220/W230
Automatic exposure, Scene Selection
(11 modes)
DSC-W210/W215
Automatic exposure, Scene Selection
(12 modes)
White balance: Automatic, Daylight, Cloudy,
Fluorescent 1,2,3, Incandescent, Flash
Underwater White Balance: Auto, Underwater
1,2, Flash
File format (DCF compliant):
Still images: Exif Ver. 2.21 JPEG compliant,
DPOF compatible
Movies: MPEG1 compliant (Monaural)
Recording media: Internal Memory (approx.
15 MB), “Memory Stick Duo” media
Flash: Flash range (ISO sensitivity
(Recommended exposure Index) set to Auto):
Approx. 0.2 to 3.9 m (7 7/8 inches to 12 feet
9 5/8 inches) (W)/approx. 0.5 to 1.9 m (1 feet
7 3/4 inches to 6 feet 2 7/8 inches) (T)
[Input and Output connectors]
Multi use terminal Type2b (AV-out(SD/HD
Component)/USB/DC-in):
Video output
Audio output (Monaural)
USB communication
USB communication: Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0
compliant)
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[Power, general]
Power: Rechargeable battery pack
NP-BG1, 3.6 V
NP-FG1 (sold separately), 3.6 V
AC-LS5K AC Adaptor (sold separately),
4.2 V
Power consumption (during shooting):
DSC-W230
1.1 W
DSC-W220
1.0 W
DSC-W210/W215
0.9 W
Operating temperature: 0°C to 40°C (32°F to
104°F)
Storage temperature: –20°C to +60°C (–4°F to
+140°F)
Dimensions:
95.2 × 56.5 × 21.8 mm (3 3/4 ×
2 1/4 × 7/8 inches) (W/H/D, excluding
protrusions)
Mass:
DSC-W230
Approx. 156 g (5.5 oz) (including NP-BG1
battery pack, “Memory Stick Duo” media)
DSC-W220
Approx. 147 g (5.2 oz) (including NP-BG1
battery pack, “Memory Stick Duo” media)
DSC-W210/W215
Approx. 146 g (5.1 oz) (including NP-BG1
battery pack, “Memory Stick Duo” media)
Microphone: Monaural
Speaker: Monaural
Exif Print: Compatible
PRINT Image Matching III: Compatible
PictBridge: Compatible
BC-CSGD/BC-CSGE battery
charger
Power requirements: AC 100 V to 240 V,
50/60 Hz, 2 W
Output voltage: DC 4.2 V, 0.25 A
Operating temperature: 0°C to 40°C (32°F to
104°F)
Storage temperature: –20°C to +60°C (–4°F to
+140°F)
Dimensions: Approx. 83 × 55 × 24 mm (3 3/8 ×
2 1/4 × 31/32 inches) (W/H/D)
Mass: Approx. 55 g (1.9 oz)
Rechargeable battery pack NPBG1
Used battery: Lithium-ion battery
Maximum voltage: DC 4.2 V
Nominal voltage: DC 3.6 V
Maximum charge current: 1.44 A
Maximum charge voltage: DC 4.2 V
Capacity:
typical: 3.4 Wh (960 mAh)
minimum: 3.3 Wh (910 mAh)
Design and specifications are subject to change
without notice.
Trademarks
• The following marks are trademarks of Sony
Corporation.
, “Cyber-shot,” “Memory
Stick,”
, “Memory Stick PRO,”
, “Memory Stick Duo,”
, “Memory Stick PRO
Duo,”
, “Memory
Stick PRO-HG Duo,”
, “Memory Stick
Micro,” “MagicGate,”
,
“PhotoTV HD,” “Info LITHIUM”
• Microsoft, Windows, DirectX and Windows
Vista are either registered trademarks or
trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the
United States and/or other countries.
• Macintosh, Mac OS, iMac, iBook, PowerBook,
Power Mac and eMac are trademarks or
registered trademarks of Apple Inc.
• Intel, MMX, and Pentium are trademarks or
registered trademarks of Intel Corporation.
• Adobe and Reader are either registered
trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems
Incorporated in the United States and/or other
countries.
• 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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