DSC-W30 - Sony UK
Enjoying
the camera
Using the menu
Using the Setup
screen
Digital Still Camera
User’s Guide/
Troubleshooting
DSC-W30/W40/W50/
W70
Using your computer
Printing still images
Connecting your
camera to your TV
“Read This First” (separate volume)
Explains the set-up and basic operations for
shooting/playback with your camera.
Operating Instructions
Additional information on this product and answers
to frequently asked questions can be found at our
Customer Support Website.
Printed on 100% recycled paper using VOC (Volatile
Organic Compound)-free vegetable oil based ink.
Printed in Japan
Before operating the unit, please read this manual and
“Read This First” (separate volume) thoroughly, and retain
it for future reference.
Owner’s Record
The model and serial numbers are located on the bottom.
Record the serial number in the space provided below.
Refer to these numbers whenever you call upon your Sony
dealer regarding this product.
Troubleshooting
Others
Index
Model No. DSC-W30/W40/W50/W70
Serial No. ___________________________
© 2006 Sony Corporation
2-673-239-15(1)
WARNING
To reduce fire or shock hazard, do
not expose the unit to rain or
moisture.
For Customers in the U.S.A.
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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IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS
For your protection, please read these safety
instructions completely before operating
the appliance, and keep this manual for
future reference.
Carefully observe all warnings, precautions
and instructions on the appliance, or the one
described in the operating instructions and
adhere to them.
Cleaning
Unplug the set from the wall outlet before
cleaning or polishing it. Do not use liquid cleaners
or aerosol cleaners. Use a cloth lightly dampened
with water for cleaning the exterior of the set.
Installation
Water and Moisture
Use
Power Sources
This set should be operated only from the type of
power source indicated on the marking label. If
you are not sure of the type of electrical power
supplied to your home, consult your dealer or
local power company. For those sets designed to
operate from battery power, or other sources, refer
to the operating instructions.
Polarization
This set may be equipped with a polarized ac
power cord plug (a plug having one blade wider
than the other).
This plug will fit into the power outlet only one
way. This is a safety feature. If you are unable to
insert the plug fully into the outlet, try reversing
the plug. If the plug should still fail to fit, contact
your electrician to have a suitable outlet installed.
Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized
plug by forcing it in.
Overloading
Do not overload wall outlets, extension cords or
convenience receptacles beyond their capacity,
since this can result in fire or electric shock.
Object and Liquid Entry
Never push objects of any kind into the set
through openings as they may touch dangerous
voltage points or short out parts that could result
in a fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any
kind on the set.
Attachments
Do not use attachments not recommended by the
manufacturer, as they may cause hazards.
Do not use power-line operated sets near water –
for example, near a bathtub, washbowl, kitchen
sink, or laundry tub, in a wet basement, or near a
swimming pool, etc.
Power-Cord Protection
Route the power cord so that it is not likely to be
walked on or pinched by items placed upon or
against them, paying particular attention to the
plugs, receptacles, and the point where the cord
exits from the appliance.
Accessories
Do not place the set on an unstable cart, stand,
tripod, bracket, or table. The set may fall, causing
serious injury to a child or an adult, and serious
damage to the set. Use only a cart, stand, tripod,
bracket, or table recommended by the
manufacturer.
Ventilation
The slots and openings in the cabinet are provided
for necessary ventilation. To ensure reliable
operation of the set, and to protect it from
overheating, these slots and openings must never
be blocked or covered.
– Never cover the slots and openings with a cloth
or other materials.
– Never block the slots and openings by placing
the set on a bed, sofa, rug, or other similar
surface.
– Never place the set in a confined space, such as
a bookcase, or built-in cabinet, unless proper
ventilation is provided.
– Do not place the set near or over a radiator or
heat register, or where it is exposed to direct
sunlight.
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Lightning
Safety Check
For added protection for this set during a lightning
storm, or when it is left unattended and unused for
long periods of time, unplug it from the wall
outlet and disconnect the antenna or cable system.
This will prevent damage to the set due to
lightning and power-line surges.
Upon completion of any service or repairs to the
set, ask the service technician to perform routine
safety checks (as specified by the manufacturer)
to determine that the set is in safe operating
condition.
Service
Damage Requiring Service
Unplug the set from the wall outlet and refer
servicing to qualified service personnel under the
following conditions:
– When the power cord or plug is damaged or
frayed.
– If liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen
into the set.
– If the set has been exposed to rain or water.
– If the set has been subject to excessive shock by
being dropped, or the cabinet has been
damaged.
– If the set does not operate normally when
following the operating instructions. Adjust
only those controls that are specified in the
operating instructions. Improper adjustment of
other controls may result in damage and will
often require extensive work by a qualified
technician to restore the set to normal operation.
– When the set exhibits a distinct change in
performance – this indicates a need for service.
Servicing
Do not attempt to service the set yourself as
opening or removing covers may expose you to
dangerous voltage or other hazards.
Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
Replacement parts
When replacement parts are required, be sure the
service technician has used replacement parts
specified by the manufacturer that have the same
characteristics as the original parts.
Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire,
electric shock, or other hazards.
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Read this first
CAUTION
Replace the battery with the specified type
only. Otherwise, fire or injury may result.
For Customers in the U.S.A. and
Canada
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.
Declaration of Conformity
Trade Name: SONY
Model No.:DSC-W50
Responsible Party: Sony Electronics Inc.
Address: 16530 Via Esprillo,
San Diego, CA 92127 U.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-W70
Responsible Party: Sony Electronics Inc.
Address: 16530 Via Esprillo,
San Diego, CA 92127 U.S.A.
Telephone No.: 858-942-2230
For 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-W30, DSC-W40
Responsible Party: Sony Electronics Inc.
Address: 16530 Via Esprillo,
San Diego, CA 92127 U.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.
The power unit is intended to be correctly
orientated in a vertical or floor mount position.
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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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
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 camera.
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.
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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.
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.
Notes on using your camera
Types of “Memory Stick” that can be
used (not supplied)
The IC recording medium used by this
camera is a “Memory Stick Duo”. There are
two types of “Memory Stick”.
“Memory Stick Duo”: you can use a
“Memory Stick Duo” with your
camera.
“Memory Stick”: you cannot use a
“Memory Stick” with your camera.
Other memory cards cannot be used.
• For details on “Memory Stick Duo”, see
page 95.
When using a “Memory Stick Duo”
with “Memory Stick” compatible
equipment
You can use the “Memory Stick Duo” by
inserting it into the Memory Stick Duo
Adaptor (not supplied).
Memory Stick Duo Adaptor
Notes on the battery pack
• Charge the battery pack (supplied) before using
the camera for the first time. (t step 1 in “Read
This First”)
• The battery pack can be charged even if it is not
completely discharged. Also, even if the battery
pack is not fully charged, you can use the
partially charged capacity of the battery pack as
is.
• If you do not intend to use the battery pack for a
long time, use up the existing charge and
remove it from your camera, then store it in a
cool, dry place. This is to maintain the battery
pack functions (page 97).
• For details on the usable battery pack, see
page 97.
Carl Zeiss lens
This camera is equipped with a Carl Zeiss
lens which is capable of reproducing sharp
images with excellent contrast.
The lens for this camera has been produced
under a quality assurance system certified
by Carl Zeiss in accordance with the quality
standards of Carl Zeiss in Germany.
No compensation for contents of the
recording
• The contents of the recording cannot be
compensated for if recording or playback is not
possible due to a malfunction of your camera or
recording media, etc.
Internal memory and “Memory Stick
Duo” back up
• Do not turn off the camera or remove the battery
pack or “Memory Stick Duo” while the access
lamp is lighted, as the internal memory data or
“Memory Stick Duo” data may be destroyed.
Always protect your data by making a back up
copy. See page 26 for the data back up method.
Notes on recording/playback
• This camera is neither dust-proof, nor splashproof, nor water-proof. Read “Precautions”
(page 99) before operating the camera.
• Before you record one-time events, make a trial
recording to make sure that the camera is
working correctly.
• Be careful not to get the camera wet. Water
entering the inside of the camera may cause
malfunctions which in some cases may not be
repairable.
• Do not aim the camera at the sun or other bright
light. This may cause irrecoverable damage to
your eyes. Or it may cause the malfunction of
your 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.
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• Using the camera in sandy or dusty locations
may cause malfunctions.
• If moisture condensation occurs, remove it
before using the camera (page 99).
• Do not shake or strike the camera. In addition to
malfunctions and an inability to record images,
this may render the recording medium unusable,
or cause image data breakdown, damage or loss.
• 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.
Notes on the LCD screen and lens
• The LCD screen is manufactured using
extremely high-precision technology so over
99.99% of the pixels are operational for
effective use. However, 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. These points are normal in the
manufacturing process and do not affect the
recording in any way.
Black, white, red,
blue and green
points
• Exposing the LCD screen or the lens to direct
sunlight for long periods may cause
malfunctions. Be careful when placing the
camera near a window or outdoors.
• Do not press against the LCD screen. The screen
may be discolored and that may cause a
malfunction.
• Images may trail across on the LCD screen in a
cold location. This is not a malfunction.
• This camera is equipped with a power zoom
lens. Be careful not to bump the lens, and be
careful not to apply force to it.
On image data compatibility
• This camera conforms with DCF (Design rule
for Camera File system) universal standard
established by JEITA (Japan Electronics and
Information Technology Industries
Association).
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• 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.
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.
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.
On illustrations
Illustrations used in this manual are of the
DSC-W70 unless noted otherwise.
For full use of the digital still camera
Prepare the camera and shoot images easily
“Read This First” (separate volume)
1 Prepare the battery pack
2 Turn the camera on/set the clock
3 Insert a “Memory Stick Duo” (not supplied)
4 Select the image size for use
5 Shoot images easily (Auto adjustment mode)
Shoot still images (Scene Selection)
6 View/delete images
Get more friendly with your camera
This manual
• Shoot with your favorite settings (Program auto shooting)
t page 28
• Enjoy various shooting/playback using the menu t page 30
• Change the default settings t page 46
Connect your camera to a PC or a printer
This manual
• Copy your images to a computer and enjoy editing them in
various ways t page 56
• Print images by connecting your camera directly to a printer
(PictBridge compliant printers only) t page 73
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Table of contents
Read this first ............................................................................................ 5
Notes on using your camera ..................................................................... 7
Enjoying the camera
Basic techniques for better images......................................................... 13
Focus – Focusing on a subject successfully................................................... 13
Exposure – Adjusting the light intensity........................................................... 14
Color – On the effects of lighting ..................................................................... 15
Quality – On “image quality” and “image size” ............................................... 15
Identifying parts ...................................................................................... 17
Indicators on the screen.......................................................................... 19
Changing the screen display................................................................... 23
Number of still images and recording time of movies ............................. 24
When you do not have a “Memory Stick Duo” (Recording with the internal
memory).................................................................................................. 26
Battery life and number of images that can be recorded/viewed ............ 27
Using the mode dial ................................................................................ 28
Using the menu
Using menu items .............................................................................. 30
Menu items .......................................................................................... 31
Shooting menu........................................................................................ 32
COLOR (Color Mode)
9 (Focus)
(Metering Mode)
WB (White Bal)
ISO
(P.Quality)
Mode (REC Mode)
M (Interval)
(Flash Level)
(Contrast)
(Sharpness)
(Setup)
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Viewing menu..........................................................................................39
(Folder)
- (Protect)
DPOF
(Print)
(Slide)
(Resize)
(Rotate)
(Divide)
(Setup)
Trimming
Using the Setup screen
Using Setup items ..............................................................................46
Camera ..............................................................................................47
AF Mode
Digital Zoom
Function Guide
Red Eye Reduction
AF Illuminator
Auto Review
Internal Memory Tool .........................................................................50
Format
Memory Stick Tool .............................................................................51
Format
Create REC. Folder
Change REC. Folder
Copy
1
Setup 1 ...............................................................................................53
LCD Backlight (DSC-W50/W70 only)
Beep
Language
Initialize
2
Setup 2 ...............................................................................................54
File Number
USB Connect
Video Out
Clock Set
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Using your computer
Enjoying your Windows computer........................................................... 56
Installing the software (supplied) ............................................................ 58
Copying images to your computer .......................................................... 59
Viewing image files stored on a computer with your camera (using a
“Memory Stick Duo”) ............................................................................... 65
Using the “Cyber-shot Viewer” (supplied) ............................................... 66
Using your Macintosh computer ............................................................. 70
Printing still images
How to print still images .......................................................................... 72
Printing images directly using a PictBridge compliant printer ................. 73
Printing at a shop .................................................................................... 76
Connecting your camera to your TV
Viewing images on a TV screen ............................................................. 78
Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting....................................................................................... 80
Warning indicators and messages.......................................................... 92
Others
On the “Memory Stick” ............................................................................ 95
On the battery pack ................................................................................ 97
On the battery charger............................................................................ 98
Precautions ............................................................................................. 99
Specifications........................................................................................ 101
Index.................................................................................................... 103
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Enjoying the camera
Basic techniques for better images
Focus
Exposure
Color
Quality
Focus
Enjoying the camera
This section describes the basics so you can
enjoy your camera. It tells you how to use
various camera functions such as the mode
dial (page 28), the menus (page 30), and so
on.
Focusing on a subject successfully
When you press the shutter button halfway down, the camera adjusts the focus automatically
(Auto Focus). Remember to press the shutter button only halfway down.
Press the shutter
button fully down
straight away.
Press the shutter
button halfway
down.
AE/AF lock indicator
Flashing , lit/beeps
Then press the
shutter button
fully down.
To shoot a still image difficult to focus on t [Focus] (page 33)
If the image looks blurred even after focusing, it may be because of camera shake. t See
“Hints for preventing blur” (as follows).
Hints for preventing blur
Hold the camera steadily, keeping your arms at your side. Also, you can stabilize the
camera by leaning against a tree or a building beside you. Using the 2-second delay selftimer or a tripod may be effective. Also, using the flash in dark places is also
recommended.
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Exposure Adjusting the light intensity
You can create various images by adjusting the exposure and the ISO sensitivity. Exposure is
the amount of light that the camera will receive when you release the shutter.
Exposure:
Shutter speed = Length of time the camera receives
light
Aperture = Size of the opening allowing light to pass
through
ISO = Recording sensitivity
Overexposure
= too much light
Whitish image
The exposure is automatically set to the
proper value in the auto adjustment mode.
However, you can adjust it manually using
the functions below.
Correct exposure
Adjusting EV:
Allows you to adjust the exposure that has
been determined by the camera.
t step 5 in “Read This First”
Underexposure
= too little light
Darker image
Metering Mode:
Allows you to change the part of the
subject to be measured to determine the
exposure. t page 34
Adjusting the ISO sensitivity
ISO is unit of measurement (sensitivity), estimating how much light an image pickup device
(equivalent to photo films) receives. Even when the exposure is the same, images differ
depending on the ISO sensitivity.
To adjust the ISO sensitivity t page 35
High ISO sensitivity
Records a bright image even when shooting in a dark location.
However, the image tends to become noisy.
Low ISO sensitivity
Records a smoother image.
However, when the exposure is insufficient, the image may become darker.
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Color
On the effects of lighting
Example: The color of an image affected by light sources
Weather/lighting
Characteristics of light
Daylight
Cloudy
Fluorescent
Incandescent
White (standard)
Bluish
Blue-tinged
Reddish
Enjoying the camera
The apparent color of the subject is affected by the lighting conditions.
The color tones are adjusted automatically in the auto adjustment mode.
However, you can adjust color tones manually with [White Bal] (page 35).
Quality
On “image quality” and “image size”
A digital image is made up of a collection of small dots called pixels.
If it contains a large number of pixels, the picture becomes large, it takes up more memory,
and the image is displayed in fine detail. “Image size” is shown by the number of pixels.
Although you cannot see the differences on the screen of the camera, the fine detail and data
processing time differ when the image is printed or displayed on a computer screen.
Description of the pixels and the image size
1 Image size: 7M (DSC-W70)
3072
3072 pixels × 2304 pixels = 7,077,888 pixels
2816
2112
480
Pixels
2304
640
2 Image size: 6M (DSC-W30/W40/W50)
2816 pixels × 2112 pixels = 5,947,392 pixels
3 Image size: VGA
640 pixels × 480 pixels = 307,200 pixels
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Selecting the image size for use (t step 4 in “Read This First”)
Pixel
Many pixels (Fine
image quality and
large file size)
Few pixels (Rough
image quality but
small file size)
Example: Printing in
up to A3 size
Example: An attached
image to be sent by email
Image size
Usage guidelines
7M (3072×2304) (DSC-W70 the default
setting)
Up to A3/11×17"print
3:21) (3072×2048) (DSC-W70)
Larger
Match 3:2 Aspect Ratio
6M (2816×2112) (DSC-W30/W40/W50 the
default setting)
Up to A4/8×10"print
3:21) (2816×1872) (DSC-W30/W40/W50)
Match 3:2 Aspect Ratio
5M (2592×1944) (DSC-W70)
Up to A4/8×10"print
3M (2048×1536)
Smaller
Up to 13×18cm/5×7"print
2M (1632×1224)
Up to 10×15cm/4×6"print
VGA (640×480)
For E-mail
16:92)(1920×1080)
Display On 16:9 HDTV3)
1)
Images are recorded in the same 3:2 aspect ratio as photograph printing paper or postcards, etc.
Both edges of the image may be cut off when printing (page 89).
3) By using a Memory Stick slot or USB connection, you can enjoy higher quality images.
2)
The default settings are marked with
.
Movie image size
Frame/Second
Usage guidelines
640(Fine) (640×480)
Approx. 30
Display on TV (high quality)
640(Standard) (640×480)
Approx. 17
Display on TV (standard)
160 (160×112)
Approx. 8
For E-mail
• The larger the image size, the higher the quality is.
• The more frames per second you played back, the smoother playback can be.
Selecting the image quality (compression ratio) in combination (page 36)
You can select the compression ratio when digital images are saved. When you select a high
compression ratio, the image lacks the fineness of detail, but has a smaller file size.
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Identifying parts
See the pages in parentheses for details of
operation.
A
A
B
B
F
C
G
H
D
C
H
D
I
J
K
L
M
N
E
F
G
DSC-W50/W70
Enjoying the camera
E
A Shutter button (t step 5 in “Read This
First”)
B For shooting: Zoom (W/T) lever
(t step 5 in “Read This First”)
For viewing: / (Playback zoom)
lever/
(Index) lever (t step 6 in
“Read This First”)
C Finder window
O
P
QR S T U
DSC-W30/W40
D Lens
E POWER button/POWER lamp (t step
2 in “Read This First”)
I
F Microphone
J
G Flash (t step 5 in “Read This First”)
H Self-timer lamp (t step 5 in “Read This
First”)/AF illuminator (49)
V
W
X
A AE/AF lock lamp/Self-timer lamp
(green) (t step 5 in “Read This First”)
B Flash charging lamp/Record lamp
(orange) (t step 5 in “Read This
First”)
C Speaker
D Finder (t step 5 in “Read This First”)
E LCD screen (23)
F
(Screen display switch) button (23)
G MENU button (30)
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H
(Playback) button (t step 6 in
“Read This First”)
I DC IN jack
When using an AC-LS5K AC Adaptor
(not supplied)
For details, refer to the operation
manual supplied with the AC adaptor.
DSC-W50/W70
M Control button
Menu on: v/V/b/B/z (t step 2 in
“Read This First”)
Menu off: / / /
“Read This First”)
N
(t step 5 in
(Image Size/Delete) button
(t step 4 and 6 in “Read This First”)
O Tripod receptacle (bottom)
• 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
screws longer than 5.5 mm (7/32 inch), and
may damage the camera.
• After use, remove the camera from the
tripod.
2 To DC IN jack
1
v mark
3 To wall
outlet
P Battery/“Memory Stick Duo” cover (t
step 1 and 3 in “Read This First”)
Q Access lamp (t step 4 in “Read This
First”)
R “Memory Stick Duo” slot
(t step 3 in “Read This First”)
S Battery insertion slot
(t step 1 in “Read This First”)
T Battery eject lever
(t step 1 in “Read This First”)
DSC-W30/W40
1
2 To DC
IN jack
U Multi connector (bottom) (DSC-W50/
W70)
V A/V OUT jack (DSC-W30/W40)
W Jack cover (DSC-W30/W40)
v mark
• If you connect the AC-LS5K AC Adaptor,
you cannot charge the battery pack. For
battery charging, use the battery charger.
t step 1 in “Read This First”
J DC IN jack cover
K Mode dial (28)
L Hook for wrist (neck) strap (t “Read
This First”)
18
X
(USB) jack (DSC-W30/W40)
Indicators on the screen
See the pages in parentheses for details of
operation.
Display
Indication
Mode dial (Program auto
shooting) (28)
When shooting still images
Flash mode (t step 5 in
“Read This First”)
SL
3
1
Flash charging
4
Zoom scaling (t 47, step 5
in “Read This First”)
1.3
2
Enjoying the camera
Camera mode (t step 5 in
“Read This First”)
5
Red-eye reduction (48)
Sharpness (38)
When shooting movies
Contrast (38)
AF illuminator (49)
ON
Metering mode (34)
3
1
4
RICH
NATURAL
SEPIA B&W
B
2
Display
Indication
5
Macro (t step 5 in “Read
This First”)
A
Display
Indication
Battery remaining (t step
1 in “Read This First”)
z
M
WB
STBY
REC
Color mode (32)
AE/AF lock (t step 5 in
“Read This First”)
AF mode (47)
S AF M AF
AF range finder frame
indicator (33)
1.0m
Image Brightness(EV)
Focus preset distance (33)
EV
Recording mode (28, 36)
White balance (35)
Standby/Recording a movie
(t step 5 in “Read This
First”)
Mode dial (Scene
Selection) (t step 5 in
“Read This First”)
Exposure value scale bar
(t step 5 in “Read This
First”)
• The display is changed,
depending on the position
of the mode dial (shown
left).
VDarker vBrighter
Exposure value guide (t
step 5 in “Read This First”)
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C
Display
Indication
3M
Image size (t step 4 in
“Read This First”)
VGA 16:9
•
6M
1M
FINE
640
STD
640
3:2
160
FINE STD
101
and
are displayed
only for the DSC-W70.
6M is displayed only for
the DSC-W30/W40/W50.
• 1M is displayed only when
the Multi Burst is activated.
Image quality (36)
Display
Indication
+
Spot metering cross hair
(34)
AF range finder frame (33)
E
Display
Recording folder (51)
Indication
Histogram (23)
• This does not appear when
using internal memory.
Remaining internal
memory capacity (24)
NR slow shutter
• When using certain shutter
speeds*, the NR slow
shutter function activates
automatically to reduce the
picture noise.
* When [ISO] is set to
[Auto] or less than [200]:
the shutter speed is equal
to or slower than 1/6
second.
When [ISO] is set to
more than [400] or the
mode dial is set to
(High sensitivity mode):
the shutter speed is equal
to or slower than 1/25
second.
Remaining “Memory
Stick” capacity (24)
00:00:00
[00:28:05]
Recording time [maximum
recordable time] (25)
1/30"
Multi Burst interval (38)
400
Remaining number of
recordable images (24)
Self-timer (t step 5 in
“Read This First”)
C:32:00
Self-diagnosis display (92)
ISO number (35)
D
Display
E
20
Indication
125
Shutter speed
Vibration warning (13)
F3.5
Aperture value
• Indicates vibration may
prevent you from shooting
clear images due to
insufficient lighting. Even if
the vibration warning
appears, you can still shoot
images. However, we
recommend that you use the
flash for better lighting or
using a tripod or other
means to stabilize the
camera.
+2.0EV
Exposure Value (t step5 in
“Read This First”)
Low battery warning (27,
92)
Menu (30)
(not displayed
on the screen
on the previous
page)
A
When playing back still images
Display
Indication
Battery remaining (t step
1 in “Read This First”)
3
1
6M
3:2
3M
5
1M
FINE
2
640
BACK/NEXT
Image size (t step 4 in
“Read This First”)
VGA 16:9
STD
640
160
Playback mode (t step 6
in “Read This First”)
VOLUME
When playing back movies
Enjoying the camera
Recording mode (28, 36)
M
4
Protect (40)
-
Print order (DPOF) mark
(76)
1
Change folder (39)
3
• This does not appear when
using internal memory.
1.3
4
2
5
Zoom scaling (t step 6 in
“Read This First”)
Step
12/16
Frame by frame playback
(36)
N
Playback (t step 6 in
“Read This First”)
Volume (t step 6 in “Read
This First”)
B
Display
Indication
101-0012
Folder-file number (39)
Playback bar (t step 6 in
“Read This First”)
21
C
Display
101
E
Indication
Histogram (23)
•
Playback folder (39)
• This does not appear when
using internal memory.
Remaining internal
memory capacity (24)
Remaining “Memory
Stick” capacity (24)
8/8 12/12
Image number/Number of
images recorded in selected
folder
C:32:00
Self-diagnosis display (92)
00:00:12
Counter (t step 6 in “Read
This First”)
D
Display
Indication
PictBridge connecting (75)
• Do not disconnect the
cable for multi-use
terminal (DSC-W50/
W70)/USB cable (DSCW30/W40), while the icon
is displayed.
+2.0EV
Exposure Value (t step5 in
“Read This First”)
ISO number (35)
Metering mode (34)
Flash
WB
White balance (35)
500
Shutter speed
F3.5
Aperture value
Playback image (t step 6
in “Read This First”)
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Indication
Recording folder (51)
• This does not appear when
using internal memory.
101
Display
PictBridge connecting (74)
2006 1 1
9:30 AM
DPOF
appears when histogram
display is disabled.
Recorded date/time of the
playback image
Menu (30)
z PAUSE
z PLAY
Playing back Multi Burst
images in series (36)
BACK/
NEXT
Select images
VOLUME
Adjust volume
Changing the screen display
Each time you press the
(Screen display
switch) button, the display changes as
follows.
Histogram display
Indicators off
LCD screen off
Indicators on
Enjoying the camera
Histogram on
• By pressing
(Screen display switch) button
longer, you can brighten the LCD backlight.
(DSC-W50/W70 only) t step 5 in “Read This
First”
• When you set the histogram display to on,
image information is displayed during playback.
• The histogram does not appear in the following
situations:
While shooting
– When the menu is displayed.
– When recording movies
During playback
– When the menu is displayed.
– In index mode
– When you are using playback zoom.
– When you are rotating still images.
– During playback of movies
• During image playback, you cannot turn the
LCD screen off.
• A large difference in the histogram displayed
when shooting and during playback may occur
when:
– The flash strobes.
– The shutter speed is slow or high.
• The histogram may not appear for images
recorded using other cameras.
• When you set the LCD screen to off, the digital
zoom does not function and [AF Mode] is set to
[Single] (page 47). When you select (flash
mode) /
(self-timer) /
(macro), the image
is displayed for about two seconds.
z Using a histogram
A
B
Dark
Bright
A histogram is a graph showing the brightness of
an image. Set the mode dial to
, , or Scene
Selection, then press
(Screen display switch)
repeatedly to display the histogram inside the
screen. The graph display indicates a bright image
when skewed to the right side, and a dark image
when skewed to the left side. Adjust the exposure
while checking it with the histogram (t step 5 in
“Read This First”).
A Number of pixels
B Brightness
• The histogram also appears when playing back a single image, but you cannot adjust the exposure.
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Number of still images and recording time of
movies
The tables show the approximate number of still images and the length of time for movies that
can be recorded on a “Memory Stick Duo” formatted with this camera or the internal memory.
The values may vary depending on the shooting conditions. For image size and image quality,
see page 15 and step 4 in “Read This First”
The number of still images (The image quality is [Fine] on the upper line and
(Units: Images)
[Standard] on the lower line.)
Capacity
Size
7M (DSC-W70)
3:2 (DSC-W70)
64MB
128MB 256MB 512MB
1GB
2GB
9
16
18
37
67
137
279
573
18
33
36
73
132
268
548
1125
9
16
18
37
67
137
279
573
33
36
73
132
268
548
1125
6M (DSC-W30/
W40/W50)
10
–
21
42
77
157
322
660
19
–
39
79
142
290
592
1215
3:2 (DSC-W30/
W40/W50)
10
–
21
42
77
157
322
660
19
–
39
79
142
290
592
1215
5M (DSC-W70)
12
23
25
51
92
188
384
789
23
43
48
96
174
354
723
1482
20
37
41
82
148
302
617
1266
37
67
74
149
264
537
1097
2250
33
60
66
133
238
484
988
2025
61
111
123
246
446
907
1852
3798
196
357
394
790
1428
2904
491
892
985
1975
3571
7261 14821 30385
33
60
66
133
238
484
988
2025
61
111
123
246
446
907
1852
3798
2M
VGA
16:9
24
58MB/
Internal
memory
(DSC-W70)
18
3M
•
•
•
•
32MB/
Internal memory
(DSC-W30/
W40/W50)
5928 12154
The number of images listed is for when [Mode] is set to [Normal].
When the number of remaining shootable images is greater than 9,999, the “>9999” indicator appears.
You can resize the images later ([Resize], page 42).
When measuring media capacity, 1 MB equals 1 million bytes, a portion of which is used for data
management.
The recording time of movies
Capacity
(Units: hour : minute : second)
64MB
128MB
256MB
512MB
1GB
2GB
0:25:10
–
–
–
–
0:02:50
0:06:00
0:12:20
640(Standard)
0:01:20
0:02:30
0:02:50
0:05:50
0:10:40
0:21:40
0:44:20
1:31:00
160
0:22:40
0:42:40
0:45:30
1:31:30
2:51:20
5:47:00
11:44:20
24:18:20
• Movies with the size set to [640(Fine)] can only be recorded on a “Memory Stick PRO Duo”.
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Size
640(Fine)
32MB/
58MB/
Internal
Internal
memory
memory
(DSC-W30/
(DSC-W70)
W40/W50)
• When images recorded using earlier Sony models are played back on this camera, the display may differ
from the actual image size.
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When you do not have a “Memory Stick Duo”
(Recording with the internal memory)
The camera has 58 MB or 32 MB of internal memory. This memory is not removable. Even
when there is no “Memory Stick Duo” inserted in the camera, you can record images using
this internal memory.
• Movies with the image size set to [640(Fine)] cannot be recorded using the internal memory.
When a “Memory Stick Duo” is inserted
[Recording]: Images are recorded on the “Memory Stick
Duo”.
[Playback]: Images on the “Memory Stick Duo” are
played back.
[Menu, Setup, etc.]: Various functions can be performed
on images on the “Memory Stick Duo”.
B
When there is no “Memory Stick Duo”
inserted
B
Internal
memory
[Recording]: Images are recorded using the internal
memory.
[Playback]: Images stored in the internal memory are
played back.
[Menu, Setup, etc.]: Various functions can be performed
on images in the internal memory.
On image data stored in the internal memory
We recommend that you copy (back up) data without fail using one of the following methods.
To copy (back up) data on a “Memory Stick Duo”
Prepare a “Memory Stick Duo” with a capacitiy of 64 MB or more (DSC-W70) / 32 MB or
more (DSC-W30/W40/W50), then perform the procedure explained in [Copy] (page 52).
To copy (back up) data on a hard disc of your computer
Perform the procedure on pages 59 to 61 without a “Memory Stick Duo” inserted in the
camera.
• You cannot move image data on a “Memory Stick Duo” to the internal memory.
• You can copy data stored in the internal memory to a computer via a USB connection between a computer
and your camera, but you cannot copy data on a computer to the internal memory.
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Battery life and number of images that can be
recorded/viewed
• The battery capacity decreases as the number of
uses increases and also over time (page 97).
• The number of images that can be recorded/
viewed and the battery life 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 brightness of LCD backlight is set to up
(DSC-W50/W70).
– [AF Mode] is set to [Monitor].
– The battery power is low.
When shooting still images
LCD
screen
No. of images
Battery life (min.)
– 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 number of shooting images/battery life does
not change, regardless of image size.
When viewing still images
No. of images
On
Approx. 360
Approx. 180
Off
Approx. 470
Approx. 235
On
Approx. 390
Approx. 195
Off
Approx. 500
Approx. 250
Battery life (min.)
DSC-W70
Approx. 7800
Approx. 390
DSC-W30/W40/W50
Approx. 8000
Approx. 400
• Viewing single images in order at about three
second intervals
When shooting movies
LCD screen on (min.)
LCD screen off (min.)
DSC-W70
Approx. 180
Approx. 230
DSC-W30/W40/W50
Approx. 190
DSC-W70
Enjoying the camera
The tables show the approximate number of
images that can be recorded/viewed and the
battery life when you shoot images in
[Normal] mode with the battery pack
(supplied) at full capacity and at an ambient
temperature of 25°C (77°F). The numbers
of images that can be recorded or viewed
take into account changing the “Memory
Stick Duo” as necessary.
Note that the actual numbers may be less
than those indicated depending on the
conditions of use.
Approx. 240
• Shooting movies continuously with an image
size of [160]
DSC-W50
DSC-W30/W40
On
Approx. 400
Approx. 200
Off
Approx. 510
Approx. 255
• Shooting in the following situations:
–
(P.Quality) is set to [Fine].
– [AF Mode] is set to [Single].
– Shooting once every 30 seconds.
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Using the mode dial
Set the mode dial to the desired function.
Mode dial
: Shooting movies
t
step 5 in “Read This First”
Control button
Still image shooting modes
:
Auto Adjustment mode
Allows easy shooting with the settings adjusted automatically. t step 5 in “Read
This First”
:
Program Auto mode
Allows you to shoot with the exposure adjusted automatically (both the shutter
speed and the aperture value). Also you can select various settings using the
menu.
(For details on the functions available t page 31)
: Scene Selection mode
Allows you to shoot with preset settings according to the scene. t step 5 in
“Read This First”
In this Operating Instructions, the available mode dial setting is shown as follows.
Unavailable
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Available
Scene Selection
For details t step 5 in “Read This First”
Macro
Flash
AF range
finder
Focus preset
White
Balance
Flash level
Burst/
Multi Burst
—
—
—
SL
Auto/ WB
—
Enjoying the camera
For shooting an image appropriately according to the scene condition, a combination of
functions is determined by the camera.
( : you can select the desired setting)
—
/
/
—
/
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Using the menu
Using menu items
button
v/V/b/B button
Mode dial
z button
MENU button
Control button
1 Recording: Turn on the camera, then set the mode dial.
Playback: Press
.
Different items are available depending on the position of the mode dial and Recording/Playback mode.
2 Press MENU to display the menu.
3 Select the desired menu item with b/B
on the control button.
• If the desired item is invisible, keep pressing b/B
until the item appears on the screen.
• Press z after selecting an item in the Playback
mode.
Fine
Standard
P.Quality
4 Select the setting with v/V.
The setting you select is zoomed and is set.
5 Press MENU to turn off the menu.
• If there is an item that is not displayed, an v/V mark appears on the edges of the location where menu
items usually appear. To display an item that is not displayed, select the mark with the control button.
• You cannot set items that are not available to select.
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Menu items
For details on the operation 1 page 30
Menu for shooting (page 32)
The menu items available vary depending on the mode dial position. Only the available items
are displayed on the screen.
(
Mode dial position:
Scene
—
9 (Focus)
—
—
—
WB (White Bal)
—
ISO
(P.Quality)
—
—
—
—
Mode (REC Mode)
M
Using the menu
COLOR (Color Mode)
(Metering Mode)
: available)
—
(Interval)
—
*
—
(Flash Level)
—
*
—
(Contrast)
(Sharpness)
—
—
—
—
—
—
(Setup)
Menu for viewing (page 39)
(Folder)
DPOF
(Slide)
(Rotate)
(Setup)
- (Protect)
(Print)
(Resize)
(Divide)
Trimming**
* The operation is limited according to the Scene mode (page 29).
**Available only during playback zoom.
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Shooting menu
For details on the operation 1 page 30
The default settings are marked with
.
COLOR (Color Mode)
You can change the brightness of the image, accompanied by effects.
B&W (B & W)
Sets the image to monochromatic color
Sepia (SEPIA)
Sets the image to sepia color
Natural (NATURAL)
Sets the image to quiet color
Rich (RICH)
Sets the image to bright color
Normal
• You can select only [B&W] and [Sepia] when shooting movies.
• When [Multi Burst] is selected, the color mode is set to [Normal].
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9 (Focus)
You can change the focus method. Use the menu when it is difficult to get the proper focus in
auto focus mode.
(unlimited distance)
7.0m
3.0m
• 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 [Focus] is convenient.
0.5m
Center AF
(
)
Focuses automatically on a subject in the center of the finder
frame.
• Using this with the AF lock function lets you shoot in the
desired image composition.
Using the menu
1.0m
Focuses on the subject using a previously set distance to the
subject. (Focus preset)
AF range finder frame
AF range finder frame
indicator
Multi AF
(Multipoint AF)
(Still image
)
(Movie
)
Focuses automatically on a subject in all ranges of the finder
frame.
• This mode is useful when the subject is not in the center of the
frame.
AF range finder frame
AF range finder frame
indicator
• AF stands for Auto Focus.
• Distance setting information in “Focus preset” is approximate. If you point the lens up or down, the error
increases.
• When you are shooting movies, [Multi AF] is recommended as the AF works even with a certain amount
of vibration.
• When you use Digital Zoom or AF Illuminator, priority AF movement is given to subjects in or near the
center of the frame. In this case the
or
indicator flashes and the AF range finder frame is not
displayed.
• Some options are not available depending on the Scene mode (page 29).
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For details on the operation 1 page 30
z If the subject is out of focus
When shooting with the subject at the edge of the frame (or the screen), or when using [Center AF], the
camera may not focus on a subject at the edge of the frame. In such cases, do as follows.
1 Recompose the shot so that the subject is centered in the AF range finder, and press the shutter
button halfway down to focus on the subject (AF lock).
AE/AF lock indicator
AF range finder frame
As long as you do not press the shutter button fully down, you can retry the procedure as many
times as you want.
2 When the AE/AF lock indicator stops flashing and remains on, return to the fully composed shot,
and press the shutter button fully down.
(Metering Mode)
Selects the metering mode that sets which part of the subject to measure to determine the
exposure.
Spot (Spot metering)
( )
Measures only a part of the subject.
• This function is useful when the subject is backlit or when there
is strong contrast between the subject and the background.
Spot metering cross hairs
Positions on the subject
Center (Center-weighted
metering) ( )
Measures the center of the image, and determines the
exposure based on the brightness of the subject there.
Multi (Multi-pattern
metering)
Divides into multiple regions and measures each region. The
camera determines a well-balanced exposure.
• For details on the exposure t page 14
• When using spot metering or center-weighted metering, setting [9] (Focus) to [Center AF] is
recommended to focus on the metering position (page 33).
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WB (White Bal)
Adjusts the color tones according to the lighting condition in a situation, for example, when
the colors of an image look strange.
Flash ( WB )
Adjusts for the flash conditions.
• You cannot select this item when shooting movies.
Adjusts for places where the lighting conditions change
quickly such as at a party hall, or under bright lighting such as
at photography studios.
Fluorescent (
Adjusts for fluorescent lighting.
Cloudy (
Daylight (
)
)
Adjusts for a cloudy sky.
)
Auto
Adjusts for outdoors, shooting night scenes, neon signs,
fireworks, or sunrise, or conditions before and after sundown.
Using the menu
Incandescent (n)
Adjusts the White Balance automatically.
• For details on the white balance t page 15
• Under fluorescent lights that flicker, the white balance function may not work correctly even though you
select [Fluorescent] ( ).
• Except in [Flash] ( WB ) modes, [WB] is set to [Auto] when the flash strobes.
• Some options are not available depending on the Scene mode (page 29).
ISO
Selects a luminous sensitivity with units of ISO. The larger the number, the higher the
sensitivity.
1000
800
Select a large number when shooting in dark locations or
shooting a subject moving at high speed, or select a small
number to obtain high image quality.
400
200
100
80 (DSC-W30/W40/W50)
Auto
• For details on the ISO sensitivity t page 14
• Note that the image tends to become noisier as the ISO sensitivity number increases.
• [ISO] is set to [Auto] in the Scene mode.
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For details on the operation 1 page 30
(P.Quality)
Selects the still image quality.
Fine (FINE)
Records with high quality (low compression).
Standard (STD)
Records with standard quality (high compression).
• For details on the image quality t page 15
Mode (REC Mode)
Selects whether the camera performs continuous shooting or not when you press the shutter button.
Multi Burst ( M )
Records 16 frames in succession as a still image file when
you press the shutter button.
• This is convenient for checking your form in sports, for example.
• You can select the Multi Burst shutter interval in [Interval] mode
(page 38).
Burst (
)
Records the maximum number of images in succession (refer
to the following table) when you press and hold down the
shutter button.
• When “Recording” disappears, you can shoot the next image.
Normal
Does not shoot continuously.
On the [Multi Burst]
• You can successively play back images shot in the Multi Burst mode using the following procedures:
– To pause/resume: Press z on the control button.
– To play back frame-by-frame: Press b/B in pause mode. Press z to resume playback in series.
• You cannot use the following functions in the Multi Burst mode:
– Smart zoom
– Flash
– Dividing a series of images shot in the Multi Burst mode
– Deleting or exporting a frame in a series of images shot in the Multi Burst mode
– Setting the frame interval to a mode other than [1/30] when the mode dial is set to
• When playing back a series of images shot in the Multi Burst mode using a computer or a camera not
equipped with the Multi Burst function, the image is displayed as a single image with 16 frames.
• The image size of images shot in the Multi Burst mode is 1M.
• You may not be able to shoot images in the Multi Burst mode depending on the Scene mode (page 29).
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On the [Burst]
• The flash is set to
(Flash forced off).
• When recording with the self timer, a series of a maximum of five images is recorded.
• When the battery level is low, or when the internal memory or “Memory Stick Duo” is full, the Burst
stops.
• You may not be able to shoot images in the Burst mode depending on the Scene mode (page 29).
• The recording interval is approximately 0.9 seconds (DSC-W70) or 0.7 seconds (DSC-W30/W40/W50).
The maximum number of continuous shots
(Units: images)
DSC-W70
DSC-W30/W40/W50
Size
Fine
Standard
Fine
Standard
7M
4
6
–
–
6M
–
–
3
4
3:2
4
6
3
4
5M
5
8
–
–
3M
7
13
5
8
2M
11
20
7
13
VGA
64
100
40
98
16:9
11
20
7
13
Using the menu
Quality
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M
(Interval)
Selects the frame interval in the [Multi Burst] mode (page 36).
1/7.5 (1/7.5")
1/15 (1/15")
• Select [Multi Burst] with [Mode] first, set the desired setting for
[Interval]. When you select a function other than [Multi Burst],
this function is unavailable.
1/30 (1/30")
(Flash Level)
Adjusts the amount of flash light.
+ ( +)
Toward +: Makes the flash level higher.
Normal
– ( –)
Toward –: Makes the flash level lower.
• To change flash mode t step 5 in “Read This First”
(Contrast)
Adjusts the contrast of the image.
+(
)
Toward +: Enhances the contrast.
Normal
–(
)
Toward –: Reduces the contrast.
(Sharpness)
Adjusts the sharpness of the image.
+(
)
Toward +: Sharpens the image.
Normal
–(
)
(Setup)
See page 46.
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Toward –: Softens the image.
Viewing menu
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The default settings are marked with
.
(Folder)
Selects the folder containing the image you want to play back when using the camera with
“Memory Stick Duo”.
OK
See the following procedure.
Cancel
Cancels the selection.
Select Folder
102
2/2
Folder Name:102MSDCF
No. Of Files: 9
Created:
2006 1 1 1::05:34AM
Using the menu
1 Select the desired folder with b/B on the control button.
OK
Cancel
BACK/NEXT
2 Select [OK] with v, then press z.
z On the folder
The camera stores images in a specified folder of a “Memory Stick Duo” (page 51). You can change the
folder or create a new one.
• To create a new folder t [Create REC. Folder] (page 51)
• To change the folder for recording images t [Change REC. Folder] (page 52)
• When multiple folders are created in the “Memory Stick Duo” and the first or last image in the folder is
displayed, the following indicators appear.
: Moves to the previous folder.
: Moves to the next folder.
: Moves to either the previous and next folders.
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- (Protect)
Protects images against accidental erasure.
Protect (-)
See the following procedure.
Exit
Exits the Protection function.
To protect images in single-image mode
1 Display the image you want to protect.
2 Press MENU to display the menu.
3 Select [-] (Protect) with b/B on the control button, then press z.
The image is protected and the - (protect) indicator appears on the image.
VGA
2/9
-
Protect
Exit
BACK/NEXT
4 To protect other images, select the desired image with b/B, then press z.
To protect images in index mode
1 Slide
(Index) lever to display the index screen.
2 Press MENU to display the menu.
3 Select [-] (Protect) with b/B on the control button, then press z.
4 Select [Select] with v/V, then press z.
5 Select the image you want to protect with v/V/b/B, then press z.
A green - indicator appears on the selected image.
- (green)
•
SELECT
MENU
TO NEXT
6 Repeat step 5 to protect other images.
7 Press MENU.
8 Select [OK] with B, then press z.
The - indicator turns white. The selected images are protected.
• To protect all images in the folder, select [All In This Folder] in step 4, and press z. Select [On] with B,
then press z.
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To cancel the protection
In single-image mode
Press z in step 3 or 4 of “To protect images in single-image mode.”
In index mode
1 Select the image for which you want to remove protection in step 5 of “To protect images in
index mode.”
2 Press z to turn the - indicator gray.
4 Press MENU, select [OK] with B, and then press z.
To cancel protection of all images in the folder
Select [All In This Folder] in step 4 of “To protect images in index mode,” and press z.
Select [Off] with B, then press z.
Using the menu
3 Repeat the operation above for all images to be unprotected.
• Note that formatting the internal memory or “Memory Stick Duo” erases all the data stored on the
recording media, even if images are protected, and these images cannot be recovered.
• It may take some time to protect an image.
DPOF
Adds a
(Print order) mark to images you want to print (page 76).
(Print)
See page 73.
(Slide)
Plays back recorded images in order (Slide show).
Interval
3 sec
Sets the slide show interval.
5 sec
10 sec
30 sec
1 min
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Repeat
On
Plays back images in a continuous loop.
Off
After all the images have been played back, the slide show
ends.
Image
Folder
Plays back all images in the selected folder.
All
Plays back all images stored on the “Memory Stick Duo”.
Start
See the following procedure.
Cancel
Cancels the slide show.
1 Select [Interval], [Repeat] and [Image] with v/V/b/B on the control button.
2 Select [Start] with V/B, then press z.
The slide show starts.
To end the slide show, press z to pause the slide show. Select [Exit] with V, then press z.
• When pausing during the slide show, you can display the previous/next image with b/B.
• The interval time is just a guideline, so it may vary depending on the image size, etc.
(Resize)
You can change the image size of a recorded image (Resize), and save it as a new file. The
original image is retained even after resizing.
7M (DSC-W70)
6M (DSC-W30/W40/W50)
5M (DSC-W70)
3M
The setting size is just a guideline.
t step 4 in “Read This First”
2M
VGA
Cancel
Cancels resizing.
1 Display the image you want to resize.
2 Press MENU to display the menu.
3 Select [
] (Resize) with b/B on the control button, then press z.
4 Select the desired size with v/V, then press z.
The resized image is recorded in the recording folder as the newest file.
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•
•
•
•
•
For details on [Image Size] t step 4 in “Read This First”
You cannot change the size of movies or Multi Burst images.
When you change from a small size to a large size, the image quality deteriorates.
You cannot resize the image size to [3:2] or [16:9].
When you resize a [3:2] or [16:9] image, the upper and lower black portions will be displayed on the
image.
(Rotate)
Rotates a still image.
OK
Determines the rotation. See the following procedure.
Cancel
Cancels rotation.
Using the menu
Rotates an image. See the following procedure.
1 Display the image to be rotated.
2 Press MENU to display the menu.
3 Select [
4 Select [
] (Rotate) with b/B on the control button, then press z.
] with v, then rotate the image with b/B.
5 Select [OK] with v/V, then press z.
• You cannot rotate protected images, movies, or 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 software.
(Divide)
Cuts movies, or deletes unnecessary portions of movies. This is the recommended function to
use when the internal memory or “Memory Stick Duo” capacity is insufficient, or when you
attach movies to your e-mail messages.
• Note that the original movie is deleted and that number is skipped. Also note that you cannot restore files
once you cut them.
OK
See the following procedure.
Cancel
Cancels division.
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Example: Cutting a movie numbered 101_0002
This section describes an example of dividing a movie numbered 101_0002 and deleting it in
the following file configuration.
101_0003
101_0001
1
3
2
101_0002
1 Cutting scene A.
1
A
B
2
3
101_0002
Divide
101_0002 is divided into 101_0004 and 101_0005.
2 Cutting scene B.
101_0004
1
3
A
2
B
101_0005
Divide
101_0005 is divided into 101_0006 and 101_0007.
3 Deleting scenes A and B if they are unnecessary.
101_0004
1
3
101_0007
A
2
B
101_0006
Delete
Delete
4 Only the desired scenes remain.
1
3
2
101_0006
Procedure
1 Display the movie to be divided.
2 Press MENU to display the menu.
3 Select [
] (Divide) with b/B on the control button, then press z.
4 Select [OK] with v, then press z.
The playback of the movie starts.
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5 Press z at the desired cutting point.
STD
640
Divide
Dividing
Point
10/10
00:00:02
OK
Cancel
Exit
6 Select [OK] with v/V, and press z.
7 Select [OK] with v, then press z.
The movie is cut.
• The cut movies are assigned new numbers, and then recorded as the newest files in the selected recording
folder.
• You cannot cut the following kinds of images.
– Still image
– Movies not long enough to cut (shorter than about two seconds)
– Protected movies (page 40)
Using the menu
• When you want to adjust the cutting point, select [c/C] (frame rewind/forward) and adjust the
cutting point using b/B.
• If you want to change the cutting point, select [Cancel]. The playback of the movie starts again.
(Setup)
See page 46.
Trimming
Records an enlarged image (t step 6 in “Read This First”) as a new file.
Trimming
See the following procedure.
Return
Cancels trimming.
1 Press MENU during playback zoom to display the menu.
2 Select [Trimming] with B on the control button, then press z.
3 Select the image size with v/V, then press z.
The image is recorded, and the original image is displayed again.
• The trimmed image is recorded as the newest file in the selected recording folder, and the original image is
retained.
• The quality of trimmed images may deteriorate.
• You cannot trim to an image size of [3:2] or [16:9].
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Using the Setup screen
Using Setup items
You can change the default settings using the Setup screen.
v/V/b/B button
Mode dial
z button
MENU button
Control button
1 Turn on the camera.
2 Press MENU to display the menu.
3 After pressing B on the control button, go to the
(Setup) setting, then
press B again.
4 Press v/V/b/B on the control button to select the item you want to set.
The frame of the selected item turns yellow.
5 Press z to enter the setting.
To turn off the
(Setup) screen, press MENU.
To return to the menu from the
(Setup) screen, press b on the control button repeatedly.
When the menu is not displayed
If you press MENU longer, the
To cancel the
(Setup) is displayed.
(Setup) setting
Select [Cancel] if it appears, then press z on the control button. If it does not appear, select
the previous setting again.
• This setting is maintained even when the power is turned off.
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Camera
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The default settings are marked with
.
AF Mode
Selects the auto focus operation mode.
Single (S AF)
Automatically adjusts the focus when the shutter button is
pressed and held halfway down. This mode is useful for
shooting stationary subjects.
Monitor (M AF)
Automatically adjusts the focus before the shutter button is
pressed and held halfway down. This mode shortens the time
needed for focusing.
• Battery consumption is faster than in [Single] mode.
Selects the digital zoom mode. The camera enlarges the image using optical zoom (up to 3×).
When the zoom scale exceeds 3×, the camera uses either smart or precision digital zoom.
Smart
(Smart zoom)
(
)
Enlarges the image digitally with almost no distortion. This is
not available when the image size is set to [7M] (DSC-W70),
[6M] (DSC-W30/W40/W50) or [3:2].
Using the Setup screen
Digital Zoom
• The maximum zoom scale of Smart zoom is shown in the
following table.
Precision
(Precision digital zoom)
(
)
Enlarges all image sizes up to a maximum of 6×, but the
image quality deteriorates.
Off
Does not use the digital zoom.
Image size and maximum zoom scale using Smart zoom
DSC-W70
DSC-W30/W40/W50
Maximum zoom scale
Maximum zoom scale
5M
Approx. 3.6×
–
3M
Approx. 4.5×
Approx. 4.1×
2M
Approx. 5.6×
Approx. 5.2×
Size
VGA
Approx. 14×
Approx. 13×
16:9
Approx. 4.8×
Approx. 4.4×
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• If you slide the zoom lever, the zoom scale is displayed.
The W side of this line is the optical zoom area,
and the T side is the digital zoom area
Zoom scaling indicator
• The maximum zoom scale of smart zoom/precision zoom includes the scale of the optical zoom.
• The AF range finder frame does not appear when using the digital zoom. The
or
indicator flashes,
and AF operates with priority on subjects located near the center of the frame.
• When using the smart zoom, the image on the screen may look rough. However, this phenomenon has no
effect on the recorded image.
Function Guide
When you operate the camera, the instructions of various functions are displayed.
On
Displays the function guide.
Off
Does not display the function guide.
Red Eye Reduction
Reduces the red-eye phenomenon when using the
flash. Select this before shooting.
On (
)
Reduces the red-eye phenomenon.
• The flash pre-strobes twice or more before shooting.
Off
Does not use Red Eye Reduction.
• Because it takes about a second until the shutter clicks, hold the camera firmly to prevent the effects of
vibration. Also, do not let the subject move.
• Red-eye reduction may not produce the desired effects depending on individual differences, the distance
to the subject, if the subject does not see the pre-strobe, or other conditions.
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AF Illuminator
The AF illuminator supplies fill light to focus more easily on a subject in dark surroundings.
The AF illuminator emits red light allowing the camera to focus easily when the shutter button
is pressed halfway, until the focus is locked. The ON indicator appears at this time.
Auto
Uses the AF illuminator.
Off
Does not use AF illuminator.
Using the Setup screen
• If the AF illuminator light does not reach the subject sufficiently or the subject has no contrast, focus will
not be achieved. (Recommended distance for DSC-W70: Up to approximately 3.0 m (9 feet 10 1/8 inches)
(zoom: W) / 2.0 m (6 feet 6 3/4 inches) (zoom: T)) (Recommended distance for DSC-W30/W40/W50: Up
to approximately 3.2 m (10 feet 6 inches) (zoom: W) / 2.3 m (7 feet 6 5/8 inches) (zoom: T))
• Focus is achieved as long as the AF illuminator light reaches the subject, even if the light is slightly off the
center of the subject.
• When Focus preset is set (page 33), AF Illuminator does not function.
• The AF range finder frame does not appear. The
or
indicator flashes, and AF operates with priority
on subjects located near the center of the frame.
• The AF illuminator does not operate when (Twilight mode) or
(Landscape mode) is selected in the
Scene mode.
• The AF illuminator emits very bright light. Although there are no problems with safety, do not look
directly into the AF illuminator emitter at close range.
Auto Review
Displays the recorded image on the screen for approximately two seconds immediately after
shooting a still image.
On
Use the Auto Review.
Off
Does not use Auto Review.
• If you press the shutter button halfway down during this period, the recorded image display disappears
and you can immediately shoot the next image.
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Internal Memory Tool
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This item does not appear when a “Memory Stick Duo” is inserted in the camera.
The default settings are marked with .
Format
Formats the internal memory.
• Note that formatting irrevocably erases all data in the internal memory, including even protected images.
OK
See the following procedure.
Cancel
Cancels the formatting.
1 Select [OK] with v on the control button, then press z.
The message “All data in internal memory will be erased Ready?” appears.
2 Select [OK] with v, then press z.
The format is complete.
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Memory Stick Tool
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This item appears only when a “Memory Stick Duo” is inserted in the camera.
The default settings are marked with .
Format
Formats the “Memory Stick Duo”. A commercially available “Memory Stick Duo” is already
formatted, and can be used immediately.
• Note that formatting irrevocably erases all data on a “Memory Stick Duo”, including even protected
images.
OK
See the following procedure.
Cancel
Cancels the formatting.
2 Select [OK] with v, then press z.
The format is complete.
Create REC. Folder
Creates a folder in a “Memory Stick Duo” for recording images.
OK
See the following procedure.
Cancel
Cancels folder creation.
Using the Setup screen
1 Select [OK] with v on the control button, then press z.
The message “All data in Memory Stick will be erased Ready?” appears.
1 Select [OK] with v on the control button, then press z.
The folder creation screen appears.
Create REC. Folder
Creating REC. folder
102MSDCF
Ready?
OK
Cancel
2 Select [OK] with v, then press z.
A new folder is created with a number incremented one higher than the largest number, and the
folder becomes the current recording folder.
•
•
•
•
•
•
For details on the folder, see page 39.
When not creating a new folder, the “101MSDCF” folder is selected as the recording folder.
You can create folders designated up to “999MSDCF.”
Images are recorded in the newly created folder until a different folder is created or selected.
You cannot delete a folder with the camera. To delete a folder, use your computer, etc.
Up to 4,000 images can be stored in one folder. When the folder capacity is exceeded, a new folder is
automatically created.
• For details, see “Image file storage destinations and file names” (page 64).
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Change REC. Folder
Changes the folder currently used for recording images.
OK
See the following procedure.
Cancel
Cancels changing the recording folder.
1 Select [OK] with v on the control button, then press z.
The folder selection screen appears.
Select REC. Folder
102
2/2
Folder Name:102MSDCF
No. Of Files: 0
Created:
2006 1 1 1::05:34AM
OK
Cancel
BACK/NEXT
2 Select the desired folder with b/B, and [OK] with v, then press z.
• You cannot select the “100MSDCF” folder as a recording folder.
• You cannot move recorded images to a different folder.
Copy
Copies all images in the internal memory to a “Memory Stick Duo”.
OK
See the following procedure.
Cancel
Cancels the copying.
1 Insert a “Memory Stick Duo” having 64 MB or larger capacity (DSC-W70) / 32 MB or larger
capacity (DSC-W30/W40/W50).
2 Select [OK] with v on the control button, then press z.
The message “All data in internal memory will be copied Ready?” appears.
3 Select [OK] with v, then press z.
Copying starts.
Copying
102_COPY
• Use a fully charged battery pack or the AC Adaptor (not supplied). If you attempt to copy image files
using a battery pack with little remaining charge, the battery pack may run out, causing copying to fail or
possibly corrupting the data.
• You cannot copy individual images.
• The original images in the internal memory are retained even after copying. To delete the contents of the
internal memory, remove the “Memory Stick Duo” after copying, then execute the [Format] command in
(Internal Memory Tool) (page 50).
• You cannot select a folder copied on a “Memory Stick Duo”.
• Even if you copy data, a
(Print order) mark is not copied.
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1
Setup 1
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The default settings are marked with
.
LCD Backlight (DSC-W50/W70 only)
Selects the brightness of the LCD backlight when using the camera with battery pack.
Bright
Brightens.
Normal
• You can change the setting with
(Screen display switch) button (t step 5 in “Read This First”).
• Selecting [Bright] uses up the battery pack charge faster.
Beep
Shutter
Turns on the shutter sound when you press the shutter button.
On
Turns on the beep/shutter sound when you press the control
button/ press the shutter button.
Off
Turns off the beep/shutter sound.
Using the Setup screen
Selects the sound produced when you operate the camera.
Language
Selects the language to be used to display the menu items, warnings, and messages.
Initialize
Initializes the setting to the default setting.
OK
See the following procedure.
Cancel
Cancels the resetting.
1 Select [OK] with v on the control button, then press z.
The message “Initialize all settings Ready?” appears.
2 Select [OK] with v, then press z.
The settings are reset to the default setting.
• Make sure that the power is not disconnected during resetting.
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2
Setup 2
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The default settings are marked with
.
File Number
Selects the method used to assign file numbers to images.
Series
Assigns numbers to files in sequence even if the recording
folder or the “Memory Stick Duo” is changed. (When the
replaced “Memory Stick Duo” contains a file with a number
higher than the last assigned number, a number one higher
than the largest number is assigned.)
Reset
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.)
USB Connect
Selects the USB mode to be used when connecting the camera to a computer or a PictBridge
compliant printer using the cable for multi-use terminal (DSC-W50/W70) or the USB cable
(DSC-W30/W40).
PictBridge
Connects the camera to a PictBridge compliant printer
(page 73).
PTP
When [PTP] (Picture Transfer Protocol) is set and the camera
is connected to a computer, the images in the recording folder
on the camera are copied to the computer. (Compatible with
Windows XP and Mac OS X.)
Mass Storage
Establishes a Mass Storage connection between the camera
and a computer or other USB device (page 60).
Auto
The camera recognizes automatically and sets up
communication with a computer or PictBridge compliant
printer (pages 60 and 73).
• If the camera and a PictBridge compliant printer cannot be
connected when set to [Auto], change the setting to
[PictBridge].
• If the camera and a computer or other USB device cannot be
connected when set to [Auto], change the setting to [Mass
Storage].
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Video Out
Sets the video signal output according to the TV color system of the connected video
equipment. Different countries and regions use different TV color systems. If you want to
view images on a TV screen, check page 79 for the TV color system of the country or region
where the camera is used.
NTSC
Sets the video output signal to NTSC mode (e.g., for the
USA, Japan).
PAL
Sets the video output signal to PAL mode (e.g., for Europe).
Clock Set
OK
Select [OK] with v on the control button, and press z. Then,
perform the procedure explained in “Set the clock” (t step 2
in “Read This First”).
Cancel
Cancels setting the clock.
Using the Setup screen
Sets the date and time.
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Using your computer
Enjoying your Windows computer
For details on using a Macintosh computer,
refer to “Using your Macintosh computer”
(page 70).
This section describes the English version
screen contents.
Install the software (supplied) first (page 58)
Copying images to your computer (page 59)
Viewing images on your computer
Enjoying images using the “Cyber-shot Viewer” (page 66)
• Viewing images saved on your computer
• Viewing photos organized by date
• Editing images
Printing images
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Recommended computer
environment
The following environment is
recommended for a computer connected to
the camera.
Recommended environment for
copying images
OS (pre-installed): Microsoft Windows
2000 Professional, Windows Millennium
Edition, Windows XP Home Edition or
Windows XP Professional
• Operation is not assured in an environment
based on an upgrade of the operating
systems described above or in a multi-boot
environment.
•
•
•
•
depending on the types of USB devices you are
using.
Operations are not guaranteed when using a
USB hub.
Connecting your camera using a USB interface
that is compatible with Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0
compliant) allows advanced transfer (high speed
transfer) as this camera is compatible with HiSpeed USB (USB 2.0 compliant).
There are three modes for a USB connection
when connecting a computer, [Auto] (default
setting), [Mass Storage] and [PTP] modes. This
section describes the [Auto] and [Mass Storage]
as examples. For details on [PTP], see page 54.
When your computer resumes from a suspend or
sleep mode, communication between your
camera and your computer may not recover at
the same time.
USB jack: Provided as standard
OS (pre-installed): Microsoft Windows
2000 Professional, Windows Millennium
Edition, Windows XP Home Edition or
Windows XP Professional
Using your computer
Recommended environment for using
the supplied software
Sound card: 16-bit stereo sound card with
speakers
Processor/Memory: Pentium III 500 MHz
or faster, 128 MB of RAM or more
(Recommended: Pentium III 800 MHz or
faster and 256 MB of RAM or more)
Hard Disk: Disk space required for
installation—200 MB or more
Display:
Screen resolution; 800 × 600 dots or more
Colors; High Color (16-bit color, 65,000
colors) or more
Notes on connecting your camera to a
computer
• Operations are not guaranteed for all the
recommended computer environments
mentioned above.
• If you connect two or more USB devices to a
single computer at the same time, some devices,
including your camera, may not operate,
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Installing the software (supplied)
You can install the software (supplied)
using the following procedure.
• When using Windows 2000/Me, do not connect
the camera to the computer before installation.
• In Windows 2000/XP, log on as Administrator.
• When the supplied software is installed, the
USB driver is installed automatically.
1 Turn on your computer, and insert
the CD-ROM (supplied) into the
CD-ROM drive.
The installation menu screen appears.
• If it does not appear, double-click
(My
(CYBERSHOTSOFT).
Computer) t
2 Click [Install].
The “Choose Setup Language” screen
appears.
3 Select the desired language, then
click [Next].
The “License Agreement” screen
appears.
Read the agreement carefully. If you
accept the terms of the agreement, click
the radio button next to [I accept the
terms of the license agreement] and then
click [Next].
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4 Follow the instructions on the
screen to complete the
installation.
When the restarting confirmation
message appears, restart the computer
following the instructions on the screen.
5 Remove the CD-ROM after the
installation is complete.
Copying images to your computer
This section describes the process using a
Windows computer as an example.
You can copy images from the camera to
your computer as follows.
For a computer with a “Memory Stick”
slot
2 Insert the sufficiently charged
battery pack in the camera, or
connect the camera to a wall
outlet (wall socket) with the AC
Adaptor (not supplied).
Remove the “Memory Stick Duo” from the
camera and insert it in the Memory Stick
Duo Adaptor. Insert the Memory Stick Duo
Adaptor in the computer and copy the
images.
If the “Memory Stick PRO Duo” is not
recognized, see page 88.
For a computer without a “Memory
Stick” slot
• When using Windows 2000/Me, install the
supplied software before proceeding. With
Windows XP, the installation is unnecessary.
• The screen displays shown in this section are the
examples for copying images from “Memory
Stick Duo”.
Stage 1: Preparing the camera
and the computer
1 Insert a “Memory Stick Duo” with
recorded images into the camera.
• When you copy images to your computer
using a battery pack with little remaining
charge, copying may fail or image data may
become corrupted if the battery pack shuts
down too soon.
Using your computer
Follow Stages 1 through 4 on pages 59 to
63 to copy images.
3 Press
to turn on the camera
and the computer.
• When copying images in the internal
memory, this step is unnecessary.
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Stage 2: Connecting the camera
and your computer
When a USB connection is established for
the first time, your computer automatically
runs a program to recognize the camera.
Wait for a while.
* During communication, the access indicators
turn red. Do not operate the computer until the
indicators turn white.
• If “USB Mode Mass Storage” does not appear,
set [USB Connect] to [Mass Storage] (page 54).
DSC-W50/W70
2 To the multi connector
Stage 3-A: Copying images to a
computer
1 To the USB jack
• For Windows 2000/Me, follow the procedure
explained in “Stage 3-B: Copying images to a
Computer” on page 61.
• For Windows XP, when the wizard screen does
not appear automatically, follow the procedure
explained in “Stage 3-B: Copying images to a
Computer” on page 61.
Cable for multiuse terminal
This section describes an example of
copying images to a “My Documents”
folder.
DSC-W30/W40
1 After making a USB connection in
USB cable
2 To the
jack
(USB)
1 To the USB
jack
• With Windows XP, the AutoPlay wizard
appears on the desktop.
Stage 2, click [Copy pictures to a
folder on my computer using
Microsoft Scanner and Camera
Wizard] t [OK] as the wizard
screen appears automatically on
the desktop.
1
“USB Mode Mass Storage” appears on the
screen of the camera.
USB Mode
Mass Storage
Memory Stick
Switch on
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MENU
2
Access
indicators*
The “Scanner and Camera Wizard”
screen appears.
2 Click [Next].
The images saved on the “Memory
Stick Duo” of the camera appear.
• If no “Memory Stick Duo” is inserted,
images in the internal memory appear.
5 Click the radio button next to
[Nothing. I'm finished working
with these pictures] to select it,
then click [Next].
3 Click the check box of unwanted
images to remove the checkmark
so they are not copied, then click
[Next].
1
2
1
The “Completing the Scanner and
Camera Wizard” screen appears.
The “Picture Name and Destination”
screen appears.
4 Select a name and destination for
the images, then click [Next].
1
2
Image copying starts. When the copying
is completed, the “Other Options”
screen appears.
The wizard screen closes.
• To continue copying other images,
disconnect the cable for multi-use terminal
(DSC-W50/W70) or the USB cable (DSCW30/W40) (page 63). Then follow the
procedure explained in “Stage 2:
Connecting the camera and your computer”
on page 60.
Using your computer
6 Click [Finish].
2
Stage 3-B: Copying images to a
Computer
• For Windows XP, follow the procedure
explained in “Stage 3-A: Copying images to a
computer” on page 60.
This section describes an example of
copying images to the “My Documents”
folder.
• This section describes an example of
copying images to the “My Documents”
folder.
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1 Double-click [My Computer] t
3 Double-click the [My Documents]
[Removable Disk] t [DCIM].
folder. Then, right-click on the
“My Documents” window to
display the menu and click
[Paste].
1
2
• If the “Removable Disk” icon is not
displayed, see page 86.
2 Double-click the folder where the
image files you want to copy are
stored.
Then, right-click an image file to
display the menu and click
[Copy].
1
2
• On the storage destination of the image
files, see page 64.
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The image files are copied to the “My
Documents” folder.
• When an image with the same file name
exists in the copy destination folder, the
overwrite confirmation message appears.
When you overwrite an existing image with
a new one, the original file data is deleted.
To copy an image file to the computer
without overwriting, change the file name to
a different name and then copy the image
file. However, note that if you change the
file name (page 65), you may not be able to
play back that image with your camera.
Stage 4: Viewing images on
your computer
This section describes the procedure for
viewing copied images in the “My
Documents” folder.
1 Click [Start] t [My Documents].
2
To delete the USB connection
Perform the procedures listed below
beforehand when:
• Disconnecting the cable for multi-use terminal
(DSC-W50/W70) or the USB cable (DSC-W30/
W40)
• Removing a “Memory Stick Duo”
• Inserting a “Memory Stick Duo” into the
camera after copying images from the internal
memory
• Turning off the camera
x For Windows 2000/Me/XP
1 Double-click
on the tasktray.
Double-click here
The contents of the “My Documents”
folder are displayed.
• If you are not using Windows XP,
double-click [My Documents] on the
desktop.
2 Double-click the desired image
2 Click
(Sony DSC) t [Stop].
3 Confirm the device on the confirmation
window, then click [OK].
4 Click [OK].
The device is disconnected.
Using your computer
1
• Step 4 is unnecessary for Windows XP.
file.
The image is displayed.
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Image file storage destinations
and file names
The image files recorded with your camera
are grouped as folders on the “Memory
Stick Duo”.
Example: viewing folders on Windows XP
A
B
A Folder containing image data recorded
using a camera not equipped with the
folder creating function
B Folder containing image data recorded
using this camera
When no new folders are created, there are
folders as follows:
– “Memory Stick Duo”; “101MSDCF” only
– Internal memory; “101_SONY” only
• You cannot record any images to the
“100MSDCF” folder. The images in these
folders are available only for viewing.
• You cannot record/playback any images to the
“MISC” folder.
• Image files are named as follows. ssss
stands for any number within the range from
0001 to 9999. The numerical portions of the
name of a movie file recorded in movie mode
and its corresponding index image file are the
same.
– Still image files: DSC0ssss.JPG
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– Movie files: MOV0ssss.MPG
– Index image files that are recorded when you
record movies: MOV0ssss.THM
• For more information about folders, see pages
39 and 51.
Viewing image files stored on a computer with
your camera (using a “Memory Stick Duo”)
This section describes the process using a
Windows computer as an example.
When an image file copied to a computer
no longer remains on a “Memory Stick
Duo”, you can view that image again on the
camera by copying the image file on the
computer to a “Memory Stick Duo”.
• Step 1 is not necessary if the file name set with
your camera has not been changed.
• You may be unable to play back some images
depending on the image size.
• When an image file has been processed by a
computer or when the image file was recorded
using a model other than that of your camera,
playback on your camera is not guaranteed.
• When there is no folder, first create a folder with
your camera (page 51) and then copy the image
file.
click [Rename]. Change the file
name to “DSC0ssss.”
Enter a number from 0001 to 9999 for
ssss.
“Memory Stick Duo” folder in the
following order.
1Right-click the image file, then click
[Copy].
2Double-click [Removable Disk] or
[Sony MemoryStick] in [My
Computer].
3Right-click the [sssMSDCF] folder
in the [DCIM] folder, then click [Paste].
• sss stands for any number within the
range from 100 to 999.
Using your computer
1 Right-click the image file, then
2 Copy the image file to the
1
2
• If the overwrite confirmation message
appears, enter a different number.
• An extension may be displayed depending
on the computer settings. The extension for
still images is JPG, and the extension for
movies is MPG. Do not change the
extension.
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Using the “Cyber-shot Viewer” (supplied)
You can use still images and movies from
the camera more than ever by taking
advantage of the software.
This section summarizes the “Cyber-shot
Viewer” and gives basic instructions.
Basic instructions
Follow these steps to import and view
images from the camera.
Importing images
“Cyber-shot Viewer” overview
With the “Cyber-shot Viewer” you can:
• Import images shot with the camera and display
them on the monitor.
• Organize images on the computer on a calendar
by shooting date to view them.
• Retouch, print, and send still images as e-mail
attachments, change the shooting date, and
more.
• For details on the “Cyber-shot Viewer”, refer to
the Help.
To access the Help, click [Start] t
[Programs] (in Windows XP, [All
Programs]) t [Sony Picture Utility] t
[Help] t [Cyber-shot Viewer].
Starting and exiting the “Cybershot Viewer”
Starting the “Cyber-shot Viewer”
Double-click the
(Cyber-shot Viewer)
icon on the desktop.
Or, from the Start menu: Click [Start] t
[Programs] (in Windows XP, [All
Programs]) t [Sony Picture Utility] t
[Cyber-shot Viewer].
1 Make sure “Media Check Tool”* is
running.
* “Media Check Tool” is a program that
automatically detects and imports images
when a “Memory Stick” is inserted or when
the camera is connected.
Look for a
(Media Check Tool) icon
in the taskbar.
• If there is no
icon: Click [Start] t
[Programs] (in Windows XP, [All
Programs]) t [Sony Picture Utility] t
[Cyber-shot Viewer] t [Tools] t [Media
Check Tool].
2 Connect the camera to your
computer with the cable for multiuse terminal (DSC-W50/W70) or
the USB cable (DSC-W30/W40).
After the camera is automatically
detected, the [Import Images] screen is
displayed.
Exiting the “Cyber-shot Viewer”
Click
button in the top right corner of
the screen.
• If you will use the “Memory Stick” slot,
first refer to page 59.
• In Windows XP, if the AutoPlay Wizard
appears, close it.
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3 Import the images.
To start importing images, click the
[Import] button.
2 Viewing images in “Viewed
folders” arranged by shooting
date on a calendar
1Click the [Calendar] tab.
Years when images were shot are listed.
By default, images are imported into a
folder created in “My Pictures” that is
named with the date of importing.
• For instructions on changing the “Folder to
be imported”, refer to page 69.
1 Checking imported images
When importing is complete, the
“Cyber-shot Viewer” starts. Thumbnails
of the imported images are displayed.
3To display images by month, click the
desired month.
Thumbnails of images shot that month
are displayed.
4To display images by time, click the
desired date.
Thumbnails of images shot that day are
displayed, arranged by hour.
Year display screen
1
2
Using your computer
Viewing images
2Click the year.
Images shot that year are displayed,
arranged on the calendar by shooting
date.
3
Month display screen
4
• The “My Pictures” folder is set as the
default folder in “Viewed folders”.
• You can double-click a thumbnail to display
the image by itself.
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Hour display screen
Displaying images in full-screen
mode
To display a slide show of current images in
full-screen mode, click the
button.
• To list images from a particular year or
month, click that period on the left of the
screen.
3 Displaying individual images
On the hour display screen, double-click
a thumbnail to display the image by
itself in a separate window.
• You can edit displayed images by clicking
the
toolbar button.
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• To play or pause the slide show, click the
button on the lower left of the screen.
• To stop the slide show, click the
button on
the lower left of the screen.
Other functions
Preparing images stored on the
computer for viewing
To view them, register the folder that
contains the images as one of the “Viewed
folders”.
From the [File] menu, choose [Register
Viewed Folders...] to display the settings
screen for “Viewed folders” registration.
1
Changing the “Folder to be imported”
To change the “Folder to be imported”,
access the “Import Settings” screen.
To display the “Import Settings” screen,
choose [Image Import Settings...] from the
[File] menu.
1
2
Choose the “Folder to be imported”.
• You can specify the “Folder to be imported”
from folders registered as “Viewed folders.”
Click the [Add...] button, and then specify
the folder with images for importing to
register the folder as a “Viewed folder.”
• Images in any subfolders of “Viewed folders”
are also registered.
Updating image registration
information
To update image information, choose
[Update Database] from the [Tools] menu.
• Updating the database may take a while.
• If you rename image files or folders in “Viewed
folders”, they cannot be displayed with this
software. In this case, update the database.
Using your computer
2
To uninstall the “Cyber-shot
Viewer”
1 Click [Start] t [Settings] t [Control
Panel]. Double-click [Add/Remove
Programs]. (For Windows XP, click [Start]
t [Control Panel], then double-click
[Add or Remove Programs].)
2 Select [Sony Picture Utility] and click
[Change/Remove] (for Windows XP,
[Remove] to uninstall.)
Technical Support
Additional information on this product
and answers to frequently asked
questions can be found at the Sony
Customer Support Website.
http://www.sony.net/
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Using your Macintosh computer
You can copy images to your computer.
• The supplied software is not compatible with
Macintosh computers.
Recommended computer
environment
The following environment is
recommended for a computer connected to
the camera.
Recommended environment for
copying images
1 Prepare the camera and a
Macintosh computer.
Perform the same procedure as that
described in “Stage 1: Preparing the
camera and the computer” on page 59.
2 Connect the cable for multi-use
OS (pre-installed): Mac OS 9.1, 9.2 or Mac
OS X (v10.0 or later)
terminal (DSC-W50/W70) or the
USB cable (DSC-W30/W40).
USB jack: Provided as standard
Perform the same procedure as that
described in “Stage 2: Connecting the
camera and your computer” on page 60.
Notes on connecting your camera to a
computer
• Operations are not guaranteed for all the
recommended computer environments
mentioned above.
• If you connect two or more USB devices to a
single computer at the same time, some devices,
including your camera, may not operate
depending on the types of USB devices you are
using.
• Operations are not guaranteed when using a
USB hub.
• Connecting your camera using a USB interface
that is compatible with Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0
compliant) allows advanced transfer (high speed
transfer) as this camera is compatible with HiSpeed USB (USB 2.0 compliant).
• There are three modes for a USB connection
when connecting a computer, [Auto] (default
setting), [Mass Storage] and [PTP] modes. This
section describes the [Auto] and [Mass Storage]
as examples. For details on [PTP], see page 54.
• When your computer resumes from the suspend
or sleep mode, communication between your
camera and your computer may not recover at
the same time.
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Copying and viewing images on
a computer
3 Copy image files to the Macintosh
computer.
1Double-click the newly recognized icon
t [DCIM] t the folder where the
images you want to copy are stored.
2Drag and drop the image files to the
hard disk icon.
The image files are copied to the hard
disk.
• For details on the storage location of the
images and file names, see page 64.
4 View images on the computer.
Double-click the hard disk icon t the
desired image file in the folder
containing the copied files to open that
image file.
To delete the USB connection
Perform the procedures listed below
beforehand when:
• Disconnecting the cable for multi-use terminal
(DSC-W50/W70) or the USB cable (DSC-W30/
W40)
• Removing a “Memory Stick Duo”
• Inserting a “Memory Stick Duo” into the
camera after copying images from the internal
memory
• Turning off the camera
Drag and drop the drive icon or the
icon of the “Memory Stick Duo” to the
“Trash” icon.
The camera is disconnected from the
computer.
Technical Support
Additional information on this product
and answers to frequently asked
questions can be found at the Sony
Customer Support Website.
http://www.sony.net/
Using your computer
• If you are using Mac OS X v10.0, perform the
procedure above after you have turned your
computer off.
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Printing still images
How to print still images
When you print images shot in [16:9] mode, both
edges may be cut off, so be sure to check before
printing (page 89).
Printing directly using a PictBridge compliant printer (page 73)
You can print images by connecting the camera directly to a
PictBridge compliant printer.
Printing directly using a “Memory Stick” compliant printer
You can print images with a “Memory Stick” compliant printer.
For details, see the operating instructions supplied with the printer.
Printing using a computer
You can copy images to a computer using the “Cyber-shot Viewer”
software in the supplied CD-ROM and print the images.
Printing at a shop (page 76)
You can take a “Memory Stick Duo” containing images shot with
your camera to a photo printing service shop. You can make a
(Print order) mark on images that you want to print out in advance.
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Printing images directly using a PictBridge
compliant printer
Even if you do not have a computer, you
can print images shot using your camera by
connecting the camera directly to a
PictBridge compliant printer.
• “PictBridge” is based on the CIPA standard.
(CIPA: Camera & Imaging Products
Association)
Stage 1: Preparing the camera
Prepare the camera to connect it to the
printer via a USB connection. When
connecting the camera to a printer that is
recognized when [USB Connect] is set to
[Auto], Stage 1 is unnecessary.
Index lever
In single-image mode
You can print a single image on a printing
sheet.
MENU button
Control Button
• It is recommended to use a fully charged battery
pack or an AC Adaptor (not supplied) to prevent
the power from turning off partway through
printing.
In index mode
1 Press MENU to display the menu.
1
2 Press B on the control button to
2
select
3 Select [
(Setup).
Printing still images
You can print several images at a reduced
size on a printing sheet. You can print a set
of either the same images (1) or different
images (2).
] (Setup2) with V, then
select [USB Connect] with v/V/B.
• An index print function may not be provided
depending on the printer.
• The quantity of images that can be printed as an
index image differ depending on the printer.
• You cannot print movies.
• If the
indicator flashes on the screen of the
camera for about five seconds (error
notification), check the connected printer.
2
4 Select [PictBridge] with B/v, then
press z.
The USB mode is set.
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Stage 2: Connecting the camera
to the printer
1 Connect the camera to the
The camera is set to playback mode, then an
image and the print menu appear on the
screen.
Stage 3: Printing
printer.
Regardless of what the mode dial is set to,
the print menu appears when you complete
Stage 2.
DSC-W50/W70
1 Select the desired printing
2 To the multi connector
Cable for multi-use terminal
method with v/V on the control
button, then press z.
[All In This Folder]
Prints all the images in the folder.
[DPOF image]
Prints all the images with a
(Print
order) mark (page 76) regardless of the
displayed image.
1 To the USB
jack
[Select]
DSC-W30/W40
Selects images and prints all the
selected images.
USB cable
2 To the
jack
(USB)
1 To the USB
jack
1Select the image you want to print with
b/B, then press z.
The
mark appears on the selected
image.
• To select other images, repeat this
procedure.
2Select [Print] with V, then press z.
[This image]
2 Turn on your camera and the
printer.
After the connection is made,
the
indicator appears.
Print
All In
This Folder
DPOF image
Select
This image
Cancel
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Prints a displayed image.
• If you select [This image] and set [Index] to
[On] in step 2, you can print a set of the
same images as an index image.
2 Select print settings with v/V/b/B.
Print
Index
Size
Date
Quantity
Off
Default
Off
1
Exit
OK
[Index]
To print other images
Select [On] to print as an index image.
[Size]
After step 3, select [Select] and the desired
image with v/V, then perform from step 1.
Select the size of the printing sheet.
To print images on the index screen
[Date]
Perform “Stage 1: Preparing the camera”
(page 73) and “Stage 2: Connecting the
camera to the printer” (page 74), then
proceed with the following.
When you connect the camera to a printer,
the print menu appears. Select [Cancel] to
turn off the print menu, then proceed as
follows.
Select [Day&Time] or [Date] to insert
the date and time on images.
• When you choose [Date], the date will be
inserted in the order you select (t step 2 in
“Read This First”). This function may not
be provided depending on the printer.
[Quantity]
When [Index] is set to [Off]:
Select the number of sheets of an image
that you want to print. The image will
be printed as a single image.
When [Index] is set to [On]:
• The designated number of images may not
all fit onto a single sheet depending on the
quantity of images.
3 Select [OK] with V/B, then press
z.
The image is printed.
• If the
(PictBridge Connecting) icon
appears on the screen, do not disconnect the
cable for multi-use terminal (DSC-W50/
W70) or remove the USB cable (DSC-W30/
W40).
2 Press MENU to display the menu.
3 Select [
] (Print) with B, then press z.
4 Select the desired printing method with v/
V, then press z.
Print
All In
This Folder
DPOF image
Select
Cancel
[Select]
Selects images and prints all the selected
images.
Select the image you want to print with v/
V/b/B, then press z to display the
mark. (Repeat this procedure to select
other images.) Then, press MENU.
Printing still images
Select the number of sets of images that
you want to print as an index image. If
you selected [This image] in step 1,
select the number of the same image
you want to print side by side on a sheet
as an index image.
1 Slide
(Index) lever.
The index screen appears.
[DPOF image]
Prints all the images with a
(Print
order) mark regardless of the displayed
image.
[All In This Folder]
indicator
Printing
2/3
Exit
Prints all the images in the folder.
5 Perform steps 2 and 3 of “Stage 3:
Printing” (page 74).
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Printing at a shop
You can take a “Memory Stick Duo”
containing images shot with your camera to
a photo printing service shop. As long as
the shop supports photo printing services
conforming to the DPOF, you can make a
(Print order) mark on images in
advance so that you do not need to reselect
them when you print them out at the shop.
• You cannot print images stored in the internal
memory at a print shop directly from the
camera. Copy the images to a “Memory Stick
Duo”, then take the “Memory Stick Duo” to the
print shop.
What is DPOF?
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) is a
function allowing you to make a
(Print
order) mark on images of “Memory Stick
Duo” that you want to print out later.
• You can also print the images with the
(Print order) mark using a printer that conforms
to the DPOF (Digital Print Order Format)
standard or using a PictBridge compliant printer.
• 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.
When taking a “Memory Stick Duo” to
a shop
• Consult your photo printing service shop as to
what types of “Memory Stick Duo” they handle.
• If a “Memory Stick Duo” is not handled by your
photo printing service shop, copy the images
you want to print out to other medium such as a
CD-R and take it to the shop.
• Be sure to take the Memory Stick Duo Adaptor
with it.
• Before you take image data to a shop, always
copy (back up) your data to a disk.
• You cannot set the number of prints.
Marking in single-image mode
MENU button
Control button
1 Display the image you want to
print.
2 Press MENU to display the menu.
3 Select DPOF with b/B, then press
z.
A
(Print order) mark is marked on
the image.
2/9
DPOF
Exit
BACK/NEXT
4 To mark other images, display the
desired image with b/B, then
press z.
To remove the mark in single-image
mode
Press z in step 3 or 4.
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To cancel, select [Cancel] in step 4 or select
[Exit] in step 8, then press z.
Marking in index mode
1 Display the index screen (t step
6 in “Read This First”).
2 Press MENU to display the menu.
To remove the mark in index mode
Select the images from which you want to
remove the mark in step 5, then press z.
To remove all the marks in the folder
Select [All In This Folder] in step 4, then
press z. Select [Off], then press z.
3 Select DPOF with b/B, then press
z.
4 Select [Select] with v/V, then
press z.
• You cannot add a
Folder].
mark in [All In This
mark with v/V/b/B, then press z.
A green
mark appears on the
selected image.
(green)
SELECT
MENU
Printing still images
5 Select the image you want to
TO NEXT
6 Repeat step 5 to mark other
images.
7 Press MENU.
8 Select [OK] with B, then press z.
The
mark turns white.
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Connecting your camera to your TV
Viewing images on a TV screen
You can view images on a TV screen by
connecting the camera to a TV.
Turn off both your camera and the TV
before connecting the camera and the TV.
1 Connect the camera to the TV.
2 Turn on the TV and set the TV/
video input switch to “video.”
• For details, see the operating instructions
supplied with the TV.
3 Press
to turn on the camera.
DSC-W50/W70
VGA
2/ 9
1 To audio/video input jacks
button
101-0002
BACK/NEXT
2006 1 1 10:30PM
VOLUME
2 To the multi connector
Cable for multi-use terminal
Control button
• Place the camera with the screen facing upwards.
Images shot with the camera appear on
the TV screen.
DSC-W30/W40
Press b/B on the control button to
select the desired image.
A/V cable
2 To A/V OUT
jack
1 To audio/video input
jacks
• If your TV has stereo input jacks, connect the
audio plug (black) of the cable for multi-use
terminal (DSC-W50/W70) or the A/V cable
(DSC-W30/W40) to the left audio jack.
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• When using your camera abroad, it may be
necessary to switch the video signal output
to match that of your TV system (page 55).
On TV color systems
If you want to view images on a TV screen,
you need a TV with a video input jack and
the cable for multi-use terminal (DSCW50/W70) or the A/V cable (DSC-W30/
W40). The color system of the TV must
match that of your digital still camera.
Check the following lists for the TV color
system of the country or region where the
camera is used.
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.
Brazil
PAL-N system
Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay
SECAM system
Bulgaria, France, Guiana, Iran, Iraq,
Monaco, Russia, Ukraine, etc.
Connecting your camera to your TV
PAL-M system
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Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
If you experience trouble with your camera, try the following solutions.
1 Check the items on pages 81 to 91.
If a code such as “C/E:ss:ss” appears on the screen, see page 92.
2 Remove the battery pack, and insert the battery pack again after about one
minute, and turn on the power.
3 Initialize the settings (page 53).
4 Consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility.
Please understand that you give your consent that the contents of the internal memory may be
checked when you send your camera to be repaired.
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Battery pack and power
The battery pack cannot be installed.
• As you insert the battery pack, use the tip of the battery pack to push the battery eject lever
toward the lens (t step 1 in “Read This First”).
• Install the battery pack correctly (t step 1 in “Read This First”).
The battery remaining indicator is incorrect, or sufficient battery remaining
indicator is displayed but the power runs out too quickly.
• This phenomenon occurs when you use the camera in an extremely hot or cold location
(page 97).
• The displayed battery remaining differs from the current one. Fully discharge and then charge
the battery pack to correct the display.
• The battery pack is discharged. Install the charged battery pack (t step 1 in “Read This
First”).
• The battery pack is dead (page 97). Replace it with a new one.
The battery pack runs down too quickly.
• Charge it sufficiently (t step 1 in “Read This First”).
• You are using the camera in an extremely cold location (page 97).
• The battery terminal is dirty. Clean the battery terminal with a cotton swab, etc., and charge
the battery pack.
• The battery pack is dead (page 97). Replace it with a new one.
Cannot turn on the camera.
• Install the battery pack correctly (t step 1 in “Read This First”).
• The battery pack is discharged. Install charged battery pack (t step 1 in “Read This First”).
• The battery pack is dead (page 97). Replace it with a new one.
• 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
(t step 2 in “Read This First”).
• The battery pack is discharged. Install charged battery pack (t step 1 in “Read This First”).
Troubleshooting
The power turns off suddenly.
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Shooting still images/movies
The screen does not turn on even when the power is turned on.
• Turn on the screen (page 23).
Your camera cannot record images.
• Check the free capacity of the internal memory or “Memory Stick Duo” (page 24). If it is full,
do one of the following:
– Delete unnecessary images (t step 6 in “Read This First”).
– Change the “Memory Stick Duo”.
• You are using the “Memory Stick Duo” with the write-protect switch, and the switch is set to
the LOCK position. Set the switch to the recording position (page 95).
• 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” (page 95).
The subject is not visible on the screen.
• Your camera is set to the Playback mode. Press
to change to the recording mode (t step
6 in “Read This First”).
Recording takes a long time.
• The NR slow shutter function is activated (page 20). This is not a malfunction.
The image is out of focus.
• The subject is too close. Record in the close-up (Macro) recording mode. Make sure to
position the lens farther away from the subject than the shortest shooting distance,
approximately 2 cm (13/16 inches) (W)/30 cm (11 7/8 inches) (T), when shooting. (t step 5
in “Read This First”).
•
(Twilight mode) or
(Landscape mode) is selected in the Scene mode when shooting still
images.
• The Focus preset function is selected. Select the auto focus mode (page 33).
• Refer to “If the subject is out of focus” on page 34.
Optical zoom does not work.
• You cannot change the zoom scale when shooting movies.
Precision digital zoom does not function.
• Set [Digital Zoom] to [Precision] (page 47).
• This function cannot be used while shooting movies.
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Smart zoom does not function.
• Set [Digital Zoom] to [Smart] (page 47).
• This function cannot be used when:
– The image size is set to [7M] (DSC-W70), [6M] (DSC-W30/W40/W50) or [3:2].
– Shooting in Multi Burst mode.
– Shooting movies.
The flash does not work.
• The flash is set to
(Flash forced off) (t step 5 in “Read This First”).
• You cannot use the flash when:
– [Mode] (REC Mode) is set to [Burst] or [Multi Burst] (page 36).
–
(High sensitivity mode) or (Twilight mode) is selected in the Scene Selection.
– When the mode dial is set to
.
• Set the flash to (Flash forced on) when
(Landscape mode),
(Snow mode) or
(Beach mode) is selected in the Scene Selection.
Fuzzy specks appear in images shot using the flash.
• Dust in the air reflected the flash light and appeared in the image. This is not a malfunction.
The close-up (Macro) function does not work.
•
(Twilight mode) or
(Landscape mode) is selected in the Scene Selection (page 29).
The date and time are not displayed.
• While shooting, the date and time are not displayed. Only during playback, the date and time
are displayed.
The date and time are recorded incorrectly.
The F value and shutter speed flash when you press and hold the shutter
button halfway down.
• The exposure is incorrect. Correct the exposure (t step5 in “Read This First” ).
Troubleshooting
• Set the correct date and time (t step 2 in “Read This First”).
The image is too dark.
• You are shooting a subject with a light source behind the subject. Select the metering mode
(page 34) or adjust the exposure (t step5 in “Read This First”).
• When the brightness of the screen is too low, adjust the brightness of the LCD backlight
(DSC-W50/W70 only) (page 23, t step5 in “Read This First”).
• Turn on the screen (page 23).
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The image is too bright.
• You are shooting a spotlighted subject in a dark location such as on a stage. Adjust the
exposure (t step5 in “Read This First” ).
• When the brightness of the screen is too high, adjust the brightness of the LCD backlight
(DSC-W50/W70 only) (page 23, t step5 in “Read This First”).
The image colors are not correct.
• Adjust the [Color Mode] to [Normal] (page 32).
Vertical streaks appear when you are shooting a very bright subject.
• The smear phenomenon is occurring. This phenomenon is not a malfunction.
Noise appears in the image when you view the screen in a dark place.
• The camera is attempting to increase the visibility of the screen by temporarily brightening
the image under conditions of low illumination. There is no effect on the recorded image.
The eyes of the subject come out red.
• Set [Red Eye Reduction] in the
(Setup) menu to [On] (page 48).
• Shoot the subject at a distance closer than the recommended shooting distance using the flash
(t step 5 in “Read This First”).
• Light the room and shoot the subject.
Dots appear and remain on the screen.
• This is not a malfunction. These dots are not recorded (page 8, t “Read This First”).
The image seen through the finder does not indicate the actual recordable
range.
• The parallax phenomenon is occurring when the subject is close. To confirm the recordable
range, use the LCD screen.
Cannot shoot images in succession.
• The internal memory or “Memory Stick Duo” is full. Delete unnecessary images (t step 6 in
“Read This First”).
• The battery level is low. Install charged battery pack.
Viewing images
Refer to “Computers” (page 86) in conjunction with the following items.
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Your camera cannot play back images.
• Press
(t step 6 in “Read This First”).
• The folder/file name has been changed on your computer (page 65).
• When an image file has been processed by a computer or when the image file was recorded
using a model other than that of your camera, playback on your camera is not guaranteed.
• The camera is in USB mode. Delete the USB connection (page 63).
The date and time are not displayed.
•
(Screen display switch) button is turned off (page 23).
The image appears rough right after playback starts.
• The image may appear rough right after playback starts due to image processing. This is not a
malfunction.
Color unevenness may appear during video playback.
• This is not a malfunction. The recorded images are not affected.
Images are not displayed on the screen.
• Remove the cable for multi-use terminal (DSC-W50/W70) or the A/V cable (DSC-W30/
W40) if the cable is connected (page 78).
The image does not appear on the TV screen.
• Check [Video Out] to see if the video output signal of your camera is set to the color system of
your TV (page 55).
• Check whether the connection is correct (page 78).
• When the cable for multi-use terminal (DSC-W50/W70) or the USB cable (DSC-W30/W40)
is connected to the USB jack, remove the cable.
• Cancel the protection (page 41).
• You are using the “Memory Stick Duo” with the write-protect switch, and the switch is set to
Troubleshooting
Deleting/Editing images
Your camera cannot delete an image.
the LOCK position. Set the switch to the recording position (page 95).
You have deleted an image by mistake.
• Once you have deleted an image, you cannot restore it. We recommend that you protect
images (page 40), or use the “Memory Stick Duo” with the write-protect switch and set the
switch to the LOCK position (page 95) to prevent accidental erasure.
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The resizing function does not work.
• You cannot resize movies and Multi Burst images.
You cannot display a DPOF (Print order) mark.
• You cannot display DPOF (Print order) marks on movies.
You cannot cut a movie.
• The movie is not long enough to cut (shorter than about two seconds).
• Cancel the protection (page 41).
• Still images cannot be cut.
Computers
You do not know if the OS of your computer is compatible with the camera.
• Check “Recommended computer environment” on page 57 for Windows, and page 70 for
Macintosh.
Your computer does not recognize your camera.
• Turn on the camera (t step 2 in “Read This First”).
• When the battery level is low, install the charged battery pack (t step 1 in “Read This
First”), or use the AC Adaptor (page 18).
• Use the cable for multi-use terminal (supplied) (DSC-W50/W70) or the USB cable (supplied)
(DSC-W30/W40) (page 60).
• Disconnect the cable for multi-use terminal (DSC-W50/W70) or the USB cable (DSC-W30/
W40), and connect it again firmly. Make sure that “USB Mode Mass Storage” is displayed
(page 60).
• Set [USB Connect] to [Mass Storage] in the
(Setup) menu (page 54).
• Disconnect all equipment other than the camera, the keyboard and the mouse from the USB
jacks of your computer.
• Connect the camera directly to your computer without passing through a USB hub or other
device (page 60).
• The software (supplied) is not installed. Install the software (page 58).
• Your computer does not properly recognize the device because you connected the camera and
your computer with the cable for multi-use terminal (DSC-W50/W70) or the USB cable
(DSC-W30/W40) before you installed the software (supplied). Delete the erroneously
recognized device from your computer, then install the software (see the next item).
The “Removable disk” icon does not appear on the computer screen when you
connect your computer to the camera.
• Follow the procedure below to install the USB driver again. The following procedure is for a
Windows computer.
1 Right-click [My Computer] to display the menu, then click [Properties].
The “System Properties” screen appears.
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2 Click [Hardware] t [Device Manager].
• For Windows Me, click the [Device Manager] tab.
The “Device Manager” appears.
3 Right-click [ Sony DSC], then click [Uninstall] t [OK].
The device is deleted.
4 Install the software (page 58).
You cannot copy images.
• Connect the camera and your computer correctly using the cable for multi-use terminal (DSC-
W50/W70) or the USB cable (DSC-W30/W40) (page 60).
• Follow the designated copy procedure for your OS (pages 60, 70).
• When you shoot images with a “Memory Stick Duo” formatted by a computer, you may not
be able to copy the images to a computer. Shoot using a “Memory Stick Duo” formatted by
your camera (page 51).
After making a USB connection, “Cyber-shot Viewer” does not start
automatically.
• Start “Media Check Tool” (page 66).
• Make the USB connection after the computer is turned on (page 60).
The image cannot be played back on a computer.
• If you are using “Cyber-shot Viewer,” refer to the Help.
• Consult the computer or software manufacturer.
The image and sound are interrupted by noise when you view a movie on a
computer.
• You are playing back the movie directly from the internal memory or the “Memory Stick
You cannot print an image.
• Check the printer settings.
Troubleshooting
Duo”. Copy the movie to the hard disk of your computer, then play back the movie from the
hard disk (page 59).
Images once copied to a computer cannot be viewed on the camera.
• Copy them to a folder recognized by the camera, such as “101MSDCF” (page 64).
• Operate correctly (page 65).
Images are not displayed correctly with “Cyber-shot Viewer”.
• Make sure the folder of the images is registered in “Viewed folders”. If the images are not
displayed even if the folder is registered in “Viewed folders”, update the database (page 69).
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You cannot find images imported with “Cyber-shot Viewer”.
• Look in the “My Pictures” folder.
• If you have changed the default settings, refer to “Changing the “Folder to be imported”” on
page 69 and check what folder is used for importing.
You want to change the “Folder to be imported”.
• Access the “Import Settings” screen to change “Folder to be imported”. You can specify a
different folder after using “Cyber-shot Viewer” to register it in “Viewed folders” (page 66).
All imported images are displayed on the calendar with the date January 1.
• The date has not been set on the camera. Set the date on the camera.
“Memory Stick Duo”
Cannot insert a “Memory Stick Duo”.
• Insert it in the correct direction (t step 3 in “Read This First”).
Cannot record on a “Memory Stick Duo”.
• You are using the “Memory Stick Duo” with the write-protect switch, and the switch is set to
the LOCK position. Set the switch to the recording position (page 95).
• The “Memory Stick Duo” is full. Delete unnecessary images (t step 6 in “Read This First”).
• Insert a “Memory Stick PRO Duo” (page 25) when recording movies with the image size set
to [640(Fine)].
Cannot format a “Memory Stick Duo”.
• You are using the “Memory Stick Duo” with the write-protect switch, and the switch is set to
the LOCK position. Set the switch to the recording position (page 95).
You have formatted a “Memory Stick Duo” by mistake.
• All the data on the “Memory Stick Duo” is deleted by formatting. You cannot restore it. We
recommend that you set the write-protect switch on the “Memory Stick Duo” to the LOCK
position to prevent accidental erasure (page 95).
“Memory Stick PRO Duo” is not recognized by a computer with a “Memory
Stick” slot.
• Check whether the computer and the card reader support “Memory Stick PRO Duo”. Users of
computers and card readers made by companies other than Sony should contact those
manufacturers.
• If “Memory Stick PRO Duo” is not supported, connect the camera to the computer (page 60).
The computer recognizes the “Memory Stick PRO Duo”.
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Internal memory
The camera or your computer cannot play back the data in the internal memory.
• There is a “Memory Stick Duo” inserted in the camera. Remove it (t step 4 in “Read This
First”).
Cannot record images using the internal memory.
• There is a “Memory Stick Duo” inserted in the camera. Remove it (t step 4 in “Read This
First”).
The free capacity of the internal memory does not increase even when you
copy the data stored in the internal memory to a “Memory Stick Duo”.
• The data is not deleted after copying. Execute the [Format] command (page 50) to format the
internal memory after copying the data.
Cannot copy the data stored in the internal memory to a “Memory Stick Duo”.
• The “Memory Stick Duo” is full. Check the capacity (64 MB or more (DSC-W70) / 32 MB or
more (DSC-W30/W40/W50) recommended).
Cannot copy the data on the “Memory Stick Duo” or the computer to the
internal memory.
• Data on a “Memory Stick Duo” or a computer cannot be copied to the internal memory.
Printing
Also see “PictBridge compliant printer” (as follows) in conjunction with the following items.
Images are printed with both edges cut off.
be cut off.
• When printing images using your own printer, try canceling the trimming or borderless
settings. Consult the printer manufacturer as to whether the printer provides these functions or
not.
• When having images printed at a digital print shop, ask the shop whether they can print the
images without cutting off both edges.
Troubleshooting
• When you print an image shot with the image size set to [16:9], both edges of the image may
PictBridge compliant printer
A connection cannot be established.
• The camera cannot be connected directly to a printer that is not compliant with the PictBridge
standard. Consult the printer manufacturer as to whether the printer is compliant with
PictBridge or not.
• Check that the printer is turned on and can be connected to the camera.
• Set [USB Connect] to [PictBridge] in the
(Setup) menu (page 54).
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• Disconnect the cable for multi-use terminal (DSC-W50/W70) or the USB cable (DSC-W30/
W40), and connect it again. If an error message is indicated on the printer, refer to the
operating instructions supplied with the printer.
Cannot print images.
• Check the cable for multi-use terminal (DSC-W50/W70) or the USB cable (DSC-W30/W40)
is connected correctly.
• Turn on the printer. For further information, refer to the operating instructions supplied with
the printer.
• If you select [Exit] during printing, images may not print. Disconnect and connect the cable
for multi-use terminal (DSC-W50/W70) or the USB cable (DSC-W30/W40) again. If you still
cannot print your images, disconnect the cable, turn the printer off and then on, then connect
the cable again.
• Movies cannot be printed.
• Images shot using cameras other than this camera or images modified with a computer may
not be printed.
Printing is canceled.
• You disconnected the cable for multi-use terminal (DSC-W50/W70) or the USB cable (DSC-
W30/W40) before the
(PictBridge Connecting) mark disappears.
Cannot insert the date or print images in the index mode.
• The printer does not provide these functions. Consult the printer manufacturer as to whether
the printer provides these functions or not.
• The date may not be inserted in the index mode depending on the printer. Consult the printer
manufacturer.
“---- -- --” is printed on the date-inserted part of the image.
• Images that do not have the recording data cannot be printed with the date inserted. Set [Date]
to [Off] and print the image again (page 75).
Cannot select the print size.
• Consult the printer manufacturer as to whether the printer can provide the desired size.
Cannot print the image at the size selected.
• If you have changed the paper size after having the cable for multi-use terminal (DSC-W50/
W70) or the USB cable (DSC-W30/W40) connected, then connect the printer again.
• The print setting of the camera differs from that of the printer. Change the setting of either the
camera (page 75) or the printer.
Cannot operate the camera after canceling printing.
• Wait for a while as the printer is carrying out the cancellation. It may take some time
depending on the printer.
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Others
Your camera does not work.
• Use the type of battery pack you can use with this camera.
• The battery level is low (The E indicator appears). Charge the battery pack (t step 1 in
“Read This First”).
The power is on, but the camera does not work.
• The built-in microcomputer is not working properly. Remove the battery pack, and then, after
one minute, insert the battery pack and turn on the camera.
Cannot identify an indicator on the screen.
• See page 19.
The lens gets fogged.
• Moisture condensation has occurred. Turn off the camera and leave it for about an hour before
using it (page 99).
The camera becomes warm when you use it for a long time.
• This is not a malfunction.
The lens does not move when you turn off the camera.
• The battery pack is discharged. Replace it with a charged battery pack (t Step 1 in “Read
This First”) or use the AC Adaptor (not supplied).
The Clock Set screen appears when you turn on the camera.
Troubleshooting
• Set the date and time again (t step 2 in “Read This First”).
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Warning indicators and messages
Self-diagnosis display
If a code starting with a letter of the
alphabet appears, your camera has a selfdiagnosis display. The last two digits
(indicated by ss) will differ depending on
the state of the camera.
If you are unable to solve the problem even
after trying the following corrective actions
a few times, your camera may need repair.
Contact your Sony dealer or local
authorized Sony service facility.
Messages
If the following messages appear, follow
the instructions.
E
• The battery level is low. Charge the
battery pack immediately (t step 1 in
“Read This First”). Depending on the
conditions of use or the type of battery
pack, the indicator may flash even
though there are still 5 to 10 minutes of
remaining battery time left.
C:32:ss
• There is trouble with your camera’s
hardware. Turn the power off and on
again.
C:13:ss
• The camera cannot read or write data on
the “Memory Stick Duo”. Either turn
off and on the camera or re-insert the
"Memory Stick Duo” several times.
• The internal memory has experienced a
format error, or an unformatted
“Memory Stick Duo” is inserted.
Format the internal memory or the
“Memory Stick Duo” (pages 50, 51).
• The inserted “Memory Stick Duo”
cannot be used with your camera, or the
data is damaged. Insert a new “Memory
Stick Duo” (page 95).
E:61:ss
E:91:ss
• A camera malfunction has occurred.
Initialize the camera (page 53), then
turn the power on again.
For use with compatible battery only
• The battery inserted is not an NP-BG1
battery pack.
System error
• Turn the power off and then on again
(t step 2 in “Read This First”).
Internal memory error
• Turn the power off and then on again
(t step 2 in “Read This First”).
Reinsert the Memory Stick
• Insert the “Memory Stick Duo”
correctly.
• The inserted “Memory Stick Duo”
cannot be used in your camera
(page 95).
• The “Memory Stick Duo” is damaged.
• The terminal section of the “Memory
Stick Duo” is dirty.
Memory Stick type error
• The inserted “Memory Stick Duo”
cannot be used in your camera
(page 95).
Format error
• Format the media again (pages 50, 51).
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Memory Stick locked
Cannot record
• You are using the “Memory Stick Duo”
• The camera cannot record images in the
with the write-protect switch, and the
switch is set to the LOCK position. Set
the switch to the recording position
(page 95).
selected folder. Select a different folder
(page 52).
No memory space in internal
memory
No memory space in Memory Stick
• Delete unnecessary images or files
(t step 6 in “Read This First”).
Read only memory
• Your camera cannot record or delete
images on this “Memory Stick Duo”.
File error
• An error occurred while the image was
playing back.
File protect
• Release the protection (page 41).
Image size over
• You are playing back an image of a size
that cannot be played back on your
camera.
No file
• No images have been recorded in the
internal memory.
No file in this folder
Cannot divide
• The movie is not long enough to be
divided (shorter than about two
seconds).
• The file is not a movie.
• No images have been recorded in this
folder.
• You did not operate correctly when
copying images from your computer
(page 65).
• A folder with the same first three digit
number already exists on the “Memory
Stick Duo” (For example: 123MSDCF
and 123ABCDE). Select another
folders, or create a new folder
(page 51).
Cannot create more folders
• The folder with a name beginning with
“999” exists on the “Memory Stick
Duo”. You cannot create any folders if
this is the case.
• You are trying to play back a file that is
not compatible with the camera.
(Vibration warning indicator)
• Camera shake may occur due to
insufficient light. Use the flash or mount
the camera on a tripod to secure the
camera.
Troubleshooting
Folder error
Invalid operation
640(Fine) is not available
• 640(Fine) size movies can be recorded
only using a “Memory Stick PRO Duo”.
Insert a “Memory Stick PRO Duo” or
set the image size to a size other than
[640(Fine)].
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Enable printer to connect
• [USB Connect] is set to [PictBridge],
however the camera is connected to a
non-PictBridge compliant device.
Check the device.
• The connection is not established.
Disconnect the cable for multi-use
terminal (DSC-W50/W70) or the USB
cable (DSC-W30/W40), and connect it
again. If an error message is indicated
on the printer, refer to the operating
instructions supplied with the printer.
Connect to PictBridge device
• You tried to print images before the
printer connection was established.
Connect to a PictBridge compliant
printer.
No printable image
• You tried to execute [DPOF image]
without placing a DPOF (Print order)
mark on the image(s).
• You tried to execute [All In This Folder]
while a folder that holds only movies
was selected. You cannot print movies.
Printer busy
Paper error
No Paper
Ink error
Low Ink
No Ink
• Check the printer.
Printer error
• Check the printer.
• Check if the image you want to print is
corrupted.
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• The data transmission to the printer may
not be completed yet. Do not disconnect
the cable for multi-use terminal (DSCW50/W70) or the USB cable (DSCW30/W40).
Processing
• The printer is canceling the current print
job. You cannot print until it is finished.
This may take time, depending on the
printer.
Others
On the “Memory Stick”
A “Memory Stick” is a compact, portable
IC recording medium. The types of
“Memory Stick” that can be used with this
camera are listed in the table below.
However, proper operation cannot be
guaranteed for all “Memory Stick”
functions.
“Memory Stick” type
Recording/
Playback
Memory Stick
(without MagicGate)
—
Memory Stick
(with MagicGate)
—
Memory Stick Duo
(without MagicGate)
a
Memory Stick Duo
(with MagicGate)
a*1*2
MagicGate Memory Stick
—
MagicGate Memory Stick
Duo
a*1
Notes on using a “Memory Stick Duo”
(not supplied)
• You cannot record, edit or delete images if you
slide the write-protect switch to LOCK with a
fine-tipped object.
Terminal
Write-protect
switch
Memo area
Memory Stick PRO
—
Memory Stick PRO Duo
a*1*2*3
*1
• A “Memory Stick Duo” formatted with a
computer is not guaranteed to operate with this
camera.
• Data read/write speeds differ depending on the
combination of the “Memory Stick Duo” and
the equipment used.
• Do not remove the “Memory Stick Duo” while
reading or writing data.
• Data may be corrupted in the following cases:
– When the “Memory Stick Duo” is removed or
the camera is turned off during a read or write
operation
– When the “Memory Stick Duo” is used in
locations subject to static electricity or
electrical noise
• We recommend backing up important data.
• Do not press down hard when you write down
on the memo area.
• Do not attach a label on the “Memory Stick
Duo” itself nor on a Memory Stick Duo
Adaptor.
• When you carry or store the “Memory Stick
Duo”, put it in the case supplied with it.
• Do not touch the terminal section of the
“Memory Stick Duo” with your hand or a metal
object.
• Do not strike, bend or drop the “Memory Stick
Duo”.
• Do not disassemble or modify the “Memory
Stick Duo”.
• Do not expose the “Memory Stick Duo” to
water.
• Do not leave the “Memory Stick Duo” within
the reach of small children. They might
accidentally swallow it.
Others
“Memory Stick Duo”, “MagicGate Memory
Stick Duo” and “Memory Stick PRO Duo” are
equipped with MagicGate functions.
MagicGate is copyright protection technology
that uses encryption technology. Data
recording/playback that requires MagicGate
functions cannot be performed with this
camera.
*2
Supports high-speed data transfer using a
parallel interface.
*3
640(Fine) size movies can be recorded.
Some “Memory Stick Duo” cards do not
have a write-protect switch. On “Memory
Stick Duo” with this switch, the position
and shape may vary depending on the
“Memory Stick Duo”.
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• Do not use or store the “Memory Stick Duo”
under the following conditions:
– High temperature locations such as the hot
interior of a car parked in direct sunlight
– Locations exposed to direct sunlight
– Humid locations or locations with corrosive
substances present
Notes on using the Memory Stick Duo
Adaptor (not supplied)
• To use a “Memory Stick Duo” with a “Memory
Stick” compliant device, be sure to insert the
“Memory Stick Duo” into a Memory Stick Duo
Adaptor. If you insert a “Memory Stick Duo”
into a “Memory Stick” compliant device
without a Memory Stick Duo Adaptor, you
might not be able to remove it from the device.
• When inserting a “Memory Stick Duo” into a
Memory Stick Duo Adaptor, make sure the
“Memory Stick Duo” is inserted facing in the
correct direction, then insert it all the way in.
Incorrect insertion may result in a malfunction.
• When using a “Memory Stick Duo” inserted
into a Memory Stick Duo Adaptor with a
“Memory Stick” compliant device, make sure
that the Memory Stick Duo Adaptor is inserted
facing the correct direction. Note that improper
use may damage the equipment.
• Do not insert a Memory Stick Duo Adaptor into
a “Memory Stick” compliant device without a
“Memory Stick Duo” attached. Doing so may
result in malfunction of the unit.
Notes on using “Memory Stick PRO
Duo” (not supplied)
“Memory Stick PRO Duo” with a capacity up to
2 GB have been confirmed to operate properly
with this camera.
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On the battery pack
On charging the battery pack
On battery life
We recommend charging the battery pack in an
ambient temperature of between 10°C to 30°C
(50°F to 86°F). You may not be able to efficiently
charge the battery pack outside of this temperature
range.
• The battery life is limited. Battery capacity
decreases little by little as you use it more and
more, and as time passes. If the battery
operating time seems shortened considerably, a
probable cause is that the battery pack has
reached the end of its life. Buy a new battery
pack.
• The battery life varies according to how it is
stored and the operating conditions and
environment in which each battery pack is used.
Effective use of the battery pack
• Battery performance decreases in low
temperature surroundings. So, the time that the
battery pack can be used is shorter in cold
places. We recommend the following to ensure
longer battery pack use:
– Put the battery pack in a pocket close to your
body to warm it up, and insert it in your
camera immediately before you start
shooting.
• The battery pack will run out quickly if you use
the flash or zoom frequently.
• We recommend having spare battery packs
handy for two or three times the expected
shooting time, and making trial shots before
taking the actual shots.
• Do not expose the battery pack to water. The
battery pack is not water-resistant.
• Do not leave the battery pack in extremely hot
places, such as in a car or under direct sunlight.
How to store the battery pack
Others
• If the battery pack is not to be used for a long
time, fully charge it and then fully use it up once
a year on your camera before storing the battery
pack in a dry, cool place. Repeat this charging
and using up once a year to maintain the battery
pack’s function.
• To use the battery pack up, leave your camera in
slide show playback mode (page 41) until the
power goes off.
• To prevent staining the terminal, shortcircuiting, etc., be sure to use a supplied battery
case when carrying and storing.
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On the battery charger
x On the battery charger
• Do not charge any battery pack other than the
supplied NP-BG type battery packs in the
battery charger (supplied) with your camera.
Batteries other than the specified kind may leak,
overheat, or explode if you attempt to charge
them, posing a risk of injury from electrocution
and burns.
• Remove the charged battery pack from the
battery charger. If you leave the charged battery
pack in the charger, battery life may be
decreased.
• When the CHARGE lamp flashes, this may
indicate a battery error or that a battery pack
other than the specified type have been inserted.
Check that the battery pack is the specified type.
If the battery pack is the specified type, remove
the battery pack, replace it with new one or
another one and check if the battery charger
operates correctly. If the battery charger
operates correctly, a battery error may have
occurred.
• If the battery charger is dirty, charging may not
be performed successfully. Clean the battery
charger with dry cloth, etc.
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Precautions
x Do not use/store the camera in the
following places
• In an extremely hot, dry 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.
x 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.
x On cleaning
Cleaning the LCD screen
Wipe 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.
Your 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.
x 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.
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 air-conditioned
room or car interior to the hot outdoors, etc.
How to prevent moisture condensation
When bringing the camera from a cold place to a
warm place, seal the camera in a plastic bag and
allow it to adapt to conditions at the new location
over about an hour.
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.
Others
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 they may
damage the finish or the casing.
• Chemical products such as thinner, benzine,
alcohol, disposable cloths, insect repellent,
sunscreen or insecticide, etc.
• Do not touch the camera with the above on your
hand.
• Do not leave the camera in contact with rubber
or vinyl for a long time.
x On operating temperatures
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x On the internal rechargeable
battery
This 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 as long as
you do not record the date and time.
Charging method of the internal
rechargeable battery
Insert charged battery pack in the camera, or
connect the camera to a wall outlet (wall socket)
using the AC Adaptor (not supplied), and leave
the camera for 24 hours or more with the power
off.
Charging method of the battery pack
t
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step 1 in “Read This First”
Specifications
Camera
4.2 m (7 7/8 inches to 13 feet 9
3/8 inches) (W)/approx. 0.3 m
to 2.2 m (11 7/8 inches to 7 feet
2 5/8 inches) (T)
[System]
Image device
DSC-W70
7.20 mm (1/2.5 type) color
CCD, Primary color filter
[Input and Output connectors]
DSC-W30/W40/W50
7.18 mm (1/2.5 type) color
CCD, Primary color filter
Multi connector
Total pixel number of camera
DSC-W70
Approx. 7 410 000 pixels
DSC-W30/W40/W50
Approx. 6 183 000 pixels
Effective pixel number of camera
DSC-W70
Approx. 7 201 000 pixels
DSC-W30/W40/W50
Approx. 6 003 000 pixels
Lens
Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar
3× zoom lens
f = 6.3 – 18.9 mm (38 –
114 mm when converted to a
35 mm still camera)
F2.8 – 5.2
Exposure control Automatic exposure, Scene
Selection (7 modes)
White balance
Automatic, Daylight, Cloudy,
Fluorescent, Incandescent,
Flash
File format (DCF compliant)
Still images: Exif Ver. 2.21
JPEG compliant, DPOF
compatible
Movies: MPEG1 compliant
(Monaural)
DSC-W30/W40/W50
Internal Memory (32 MB)
“Memory Stick Duo”
Flash
DSC-W70
Recommended distance (ISO
set to Auto): approx. 0.2 m to
3.7 m (7 7/8 inches to 12 feet
1 3/4 inches) (W)/approx. 0.3 m
to 2.1 m (11 7/8 inches to 6 feet
10 3/4 inches) (T)
DSC-W30/W40/W50
Recommended distance (ISO
set to Auto): approx. 0.2 m to
DSC-W30/W40
A/V OUT jack (Monaural)
Minijack
Video: 1 Vp-p, 75 Ω,
unbalanced, sync negative
Audio: 327 mV (at a 47 kΩ
load)
Output impedance 2.2 kΩ
USB jack
mini-B
USB communication
Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0
compliant)
[LCD screen]
DSC-W50/W70
LCD panel
6.2 cm (2.5 type) TFT drive
Total number of dots
115 200 (480 × 240) dots
DSC-W30/W40
LCD panel
5.1 cm (2.0 type) TFT drive
Total number of dots
84 960 (354 × 240) dots
[Power, general]
Power
Rechargeable battery pack NPBG1, 3.6 V
AC-LS5K AC Adaptor (not
supplied), 4.2 V
Power consumption (during shooting with the
LCD screen on)
DSC-W70
1.1 W
Others
Recording media DSC-W70
Internal Memory (58 MB)
“Memory Stick Duo”
DSC-W50/W70
DSC-W50
1.0 W
DSC-W30/W40
0.9 W
Operating temperature
0 to 40°C (32 to 104°F)
Storage temperature
–20 to +60°C (–4 to +140°F)
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Dimensions
Mass
DSC-W50/W70
88.9 × 57.1 × 22.9 mm
(3 1/2 inches × 2 1/4 inches ×
29/32 inches) (W/H/D,
excluding protrusions)
Rechargeable battery pack NP-BG1
DSC-W30/W40
89.8 × 59.0 × 22.9 mm
(3 5/8 inches × 2 3/8 inches ×
29/32 inches) (W/H/D,
excluding protrusions)
Nominal voltage DC 3.6 V
DSC-W50/W70
Approx. 157 g (5.5 oz)
(including NP-BG1 battery
pack and wrist strap, etc.)
DSC-W40
Approx. 186 g (6.6 oz)
(including NP-BG1 battery
pack and neck strap, etc.)
DSC-W30
Approx. 153 g (5.4 oz)
(including NP-BG1 battery
pack and wrist strap, etc.)
Microphone
Electret condenser microphone
Speaker
Dynamic speaker
Exif Print
Compatible
PRINT Image Matching III
Compatible
PictBridge
Compatible
BC-CSG/BC-CSGB battery charger
Power requirements
AC 100 to 240 V, 50/60 Hz,
2 W (BC-CSG)
2.6 W (BC-CSGB)
Output voltage
DC 4.2 V, 0.25 A
Operating temperature
0 to 40°C (32 to 104°F)
Storage temperature
–20 to +60°C (–4 to +140°F)
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Dimensions
Approx. 62 × 24 × 91 mm
(2 1/2 × 31/32 × 3 5/8 inches)
(W/H/D)
Mass
Approx. 75 g (2.7 oz)
Used battery
Lithium-ion battery
Maximum voltage
DC 4.2 V
Capacity
3.4 Wh (960 mAh)
Design and specifications are subject to change
without notice.
Index
Index
A
Beach mode
t step 5 in “Read This
First”
Copying images to your
computer........................59
t step 1 in “Read This
First”
Beep ..................................... 53
Cyber-shot Viewer ................66
Accessories supplied
t in “Read This First”
Brightness of image ............. 14
D
Burst ..................................... 36
Daylight ................................35
AC Adaptor...........................18
AE/AF lock indicator............34
t step 5 in “Read This
First”
AF Illuminator ......................49
AF lock .................................34
AF Mode...............................47
AF range finder frame ..........33
AF range finder frame
indicator.........................33
Create REC. Folder...............51
Blur....................................... 13
DC IN jack............................18
C
Delete
Cable for multi-use terminal
.......................... 60, 74, 78
t step 6 in “Read This
First”
Camera ................................. 47
Format .....................50, 51
CD-ROM.............................. 58
Digital Zoom ........................47
Center AF ............................. 33
Divide ...................................43
Center-weighted metering .... 34
DPOF ....................................76
Aperture ................................14
Change REC. Folder ............ 52
Auto adjustment mode
Charging battery pack
t step 1 in “Read This
First”
E
Cleaning ............................... 99
Clock Set .............................. 55
Electronic transformer
t step 1 in “Read This
First”
Cloudy .................................. 35
Exposure ...............................14
Color..................................... 15
Extension ........................64, 65
t step 5 in “Read This
First”
Auto Focus............................13
Auto power-off function
t step 2 in “Read This
First”
Auto Review .........................49
B
Backlight
t step 5 in “Read This
First”
Battery charger......................98
t step 1 in “Read This
First”
Battery pack ..........................97
Battery life.....................27
Insert/Remove
t step 1 in “Read This
First”
Remaining indicator
t step 1 in “Read This
First”
Color Mode .......................... 32
Compression ratio ................ 16
F
Computer.............................. 56
File name ..............................64
Copying images ...... 59, 70
File Number..........................54
Macintosh...................... 70
File storage destination.........64
Recommended
environment ............ 57, 70
Fine .......................................36
Software .................. 58, 66
Viewing image files stored
on a computer with your
camera........................... 65
Windows ....................... 56
Connecting
Flash .....................................35
Flash forced off
t step 5 in “Read This
First”
Flash forced on
t step 5 in “Read This
First”
Computer ...................... 60
Flash Level............................38
Printer............................ 74
Flash mode
TV ................................. 78
Contrast ................................ 38
Copy ..................................... 52
Index
Charging
t step 1 in “Read This
First”
Effective pixels ...................101
t step 5 in “Read This
First”
Fluorescent ...........................35
Focus...............................13, 33
Focus preset ..........................33
103
L
N
Neck strap
t in “Read This First”
Format.............................50, 51
Landscape mode
t step 5 in “Read This
First”
Function Guide .....................48
Language.............................. 53
NTSC.................................... 55
Folder....................................39
Changing .......................52
Creating .........................51
t step 2 in “Read This
First”
H
High sensitivity
t step 5 in “Read This
First”
Number of images/Recording
time ............................... 24
LCD Backlight ..................... 53
t step 5 in “Read This
First”
O
Optical zoom
Histogram .............................23
LCD Screen..........see “Screen”
Holding the camera
t step 5 in “Read This
First”
M
OS................................... 57, 70
M AF.................................... 47
Overexposure........................ 14
t step 5 in “Read This
First”
Macintosh computer ............ 70
I
Identifying parts ...................17
Image file storage destinations
and file names ...............64
Recommended
environment .................. 70
P
PAL....................................... 55
Image quality ..................15, 36
Macro
t step 5 in “Read This
First”
Image size.............................15
Mass Storage........................ 54
PictBridge............................. 73
“Memory Stick Duo” ........... 95
Pixel...................................... 15
t step 4 in “Read This
First”
Incandescent .........................35
Index mode printing .............73
Index screen
t step 6 in “Read This
First”
Parallax................................. 84
PC ................... see “Computer”
Insert/Remove
t step 3 and 4 in “Read
This First”
Playback zoom
t step 6 in “Read This
First”
Number of images/
recording time............... 24
Precautions ........................... 99
Write-protect switch ..... 95
Pressing halfway down......... 13
Precision digital zoom .......... 47
Indicator............... see “Screen”
Memory Stick Tool .............. 51
Initialize................................53
Menu .................................... 30
Install ....................................58
Items ............................. 31
Print ...................................... 72
Internal memory ...................26
Shooting........................ 32
Index mode.................... 73
Internal Memory Tool...........50
Viewing......................... 39
Single-image mode ....... 73
Internal rechargeable
battery..........................100
Metering Mode .................... 34
Print order mark ................... 76
Mode .................................... 36
Printing at a shop.................. 76
Interval..................................38
Moisture condensation ......... 99
Printing directly.................... 73
ISO..................................14, 35
Monitor ................................ 47
Program auto mode .............. 28
MPG..................................... 64
Protect................................... 40
Multi AF .............................. 33
PTP ....................................... 54
J
JPG .......................................64
104
NR slow shutter .................... 20
Multi Burst ........................... 36
t step 5 in “Read This
First”
Multi-pattern metering ......... 34
R
Multipoint AF ...................... 33
REC Mode............................ 36
Red Eye Reduction ...............48
Shutter speed ........................ 14
Resize....................................42
Single ................................... 47
Rewind/Fast forward
t step 6 in “Read This
First”
Single-image mode
printing......................... 73
Movie
t step 6 in “Read This
First”
Rotate....................................43
Slow synchro
t step 5 in “Read This
First”
Still image
t step 6 in “Read This
First”
S
Smart zoom .......................... 47
Viewing menu.......................39
S AF ......................................47
Snow mode
t step 5 in “Read This
First”
Volume
t step 6 in “Read This
First”
Soft snap mode
t step 5 in “Read This
First”
W
Scene Selection.....................29
t step 5 in “Read This
First”
Screen
Viewing
Changing the display .....23
Software ............................... 66
Warning indicators and
messages........................92
Indicator.........................19
Specifications ..................... 101
WB........................................35
LCD Backlight ..............53
Spot metering ....................... 34
White balance .......................35
Self-diagnosis display...........92
Spot metering cross hairs ..... 34
Windows computer ...............56
Self-timer
t step 5 in “Read This
First”
Standard ............................... 36
Recommended
environment...................57
Set the clock
t step 2 in “Read This
First”
Setup .........................38, 45, 46
Camera...........................47
Internal Memory Tool....50
Memory Stick Tool........51
Setup 1...........................53
Setup 2...........................54
Setup 1 ..................................53
T
Trimming.............................. 45
Troubleshooting ................... 80
TV ........................................ 78
Twilight mode
t step 5 in “Read This
First”
U
Sharpness ..............................38
Underexposure ..................... 14
Shooting
USB cable ...................... 60, 74
Shooting menu ......................32
Shooting movies
t step 5 in “Read This
First”
Z
Zoom
t step 5 in “Read This
First”
USB Connect........................ 54
Using your camera abroad
t step 1 in “Read This
First”
V
Index
Still image
t step 5 in “Read This
First”
Write-protect switch .............95
Twilight portrait mode
t step 5 in “Read This
First”
Setup 2 ..................................54
Movie
t step 5 in “Read This
First”
Wrist strap
t in “Read This First”
VGA
t step 4 in “Read This
First”
Video Out ............................. 55
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Trademarks
•
is a trademark of Sony
Corporation.
• “Memory Stick”,
•
•
•
•
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, “Memory Stick PRO”,
, “Memory Stick Duo”,
, “Memory Stick PRO
, “MagicGate”,
are trademarks of Sony
Duo”,
and
Corporation.
Microsoft, Windows are either registered
trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft
Corporation in the United States and/or other
countries.
Macintosh and Mac OS are trademarks or
registered trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc.
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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