Sony Cyber-shot DSC-M1, Cyber Shot DSC-M1 User's manual

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-M1, Cyber Shot DSC-M1 User's manual
2-349-242-11(1)
Getting started________________________
Shooting images______________________
Digital Still Camera
Viewing images _______________________
Operating Instructions
Deleting images ______________________
Before operating the unit, please read this manual thoroughly, and
retain it for future reference.
Before advanced operations _____________
Owner’s Record
The model and serial numbers are located on the side. Record the serial
number in the space provided below. Refer to these numbers whenever
you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product.
Model No. DSC-M1
Serial No.
Advanced shooting _____________________
Advanced viewing______________________
Still image printing _____________________
Enjoying images on your computer_________
Troubleshooting _______________________
Additional information___________________
Index _________________________________
DSC-M1
© 2004 Sony Corporation
WARNING
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do
not expose the unit to rain or
moisture.
For the Customers in the U.S.A.
If you have any questions about this product,
you may call:
Sony Customer Information Services Center
1-800-222-SONY (7669)
The number below is for the FCC related matters
only.
Regulatory Information
Declaration of Conformity
Trade Name:
Model No.:
Responsible Party:
Address:
Telephone No.:
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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SONY
DSC-M1
Sony Electronics Inc.
16450 W. Bernardo Dr,
San Diego, CA 92127
U.S.A.
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.
Note:
Model DSC-M1 is to be used with the Cyber-shot
Station Model UC-MA and AC Adaptor Model
AC-LM5/LM5A.
CAUTION
You are cautioned that any changes or
modifications not expressly approved in this
manual could void your authority to operate this
equipment.
Note:
This equipment has been tested and found to
comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment generates,
uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and,
if not installed and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful interference to
radio communications. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does
cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by turning
the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged
to try to correct the interference by one or more of
the following measures:
— Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
— Increase the separation between the
equipment and receiver.
— Connect the equipment into an outlet on a
circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
— Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/
TV technician for help.
The supplied interface cable must be used with
the equipment in order to comply with the limits
for a digital device pursuant to Subpart B of Part
15 of FCC Rules.
For the Customers in the U.S.A.
and Canada
“Memory Stick”
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.
Notice
If static electricity or electromagnetism causes
data transfer to discontinue midway (fail), restart
the application or disconnect and connect the
USB cable again.
For the Customers in the U.S.A. and
Canada
THIS DEVICE COMPLIES WITH PART 15
OF THE FCC RULES. OPERATION IS
SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING TWO
CONDITIONS:
(1) THIS DEVICE MAY NOT CAUSE
HARMFUL INTERFERENCE, AND
(2) THIS DEVICE MUST ACCEPT ANY
INTERFERENCE RECEIVED,
INCLUDING INTERFERENCE THAT MAY
CAUSE UNDESIRED OPERATION.
THIS CLASS B DIGITAL APPARATUS
COMPLIES WITH CANADIAN ICES-003.
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Read this first
Trial recording
Do not shake or strike the camera
Lens cover
Before you record one-time events, you may want
to make a trial recording to make sure that the
camera is working correctly.
In addition to malfunctions and inability to record
images, this may render the “Memory Stick Duo”
unusable or image data breakdown, damage or
loss may occur.
The lens cover of this camera opens and closes
automatically when the camera is turned on and
off. Be careful not to pinch your finger when the
lens cover opens and closes. Also, do not attempt
to forcibly open the lens cover, as this may cause
malfunction.
No compensation for contents of the
recording
Contents of the recording cannot be compensated
for if recording or playback is not possible due to
a malfunction of your camera or recording media,
etc.
Back up recommendation
To avoid the potential risk of data loss, always
copy (back up) data to a disk.
Notes on image data compatibility
• This camera conforms with the Design rule for
Camera File system universal standard
established by the JEITA (Japan Electronics
and Information Technology Industries
Association).
• Playback of images recorded with your camera
on other equipment and playback of images
recorded or edited with other equipment on
your camera are not guaranteed.
Precaution on copyright
Television programs, films, video tapes, and other
materials may be copyrighted. Unauthorized
recording of such materials may be contrary to
the provision of the copyright laws.
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LCD screen, LCD finder (only models
with an LCD finder) and lens
• The LCD screen and the LCD finder are
manufactured using extremely 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 and the
LCD finder. These points are normal in the
manufacturing process and do not affect the
recording in any way.
• Be careful when placing the camera near a
window or outdoors. Exposing the LCD screen,
the finder or the lens to direct sunlight for long
periods may cause malfunctions.
• Do not press the LCD screen hardly. The screen
may be uneven and that may cause a
malfunction.
• Images may be trailed on the LCD screen in a
cold location. This is not a malfunction.
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.
Do not get the camera wet
When taking pictures outdoors in the rain or
under similar conditions, 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. If moisture
condensation occurs, see page 118 and follow the
instructions on how to remove it before using the
camera.
Do not expose the camera to sand or
dust
Using the camera in sandy or dusty locations may
cause malfunction.
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.
Notes on the camera locations
Do not use the camera near a location that
generates strong radio waves or emits radiation,
or a location with a strong magnetic field. The
camera may not be able to record or play back
properly.
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.
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.
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Before using your camera
“Memory Stick” compatible
with this camera
The IC recording medium used with this
camera is the “Memory Stick Duo”.
There are two sizes of “Memory Stick”.
Choose the “Memory Stick” size that
matches your camera.
“Memory Stick Duo” (Size used with
this camera)
“Memory Stick”
When using a “Memory Stick Duo”
with “Memory Stick” compatible
equipment
Be sure to insert the “Memory Stick Duo”
into the supplied Memory Stick Duo
Adaptor.
On “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack
Memory Stick Duo Adaptor
Recharging
The battery pack can be charged even when
it has not been completely discharged. In
addition, the battery pack can be used even
if it has only been charged partway.
When using the battery pack for the
first time
Be sure to charge the supplied NP-FT1
battery pack (page 14).
Extending the battery pack life
When not using the camera for a long time,
turn off the camera, remove the battery pack
and store it in a dry, cool place to maintain
the battery pack functions (page 121).
• For details on “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack,
see page 120.
• For details on the “Memory Stick Duo”, see
page 119.
• “Memory Stick PRO” and “Memory Stick PRO
Duo” can be used only with “Memory Stick
PRO” compatible equipment.
• For the number of images that can be saved
using this camera, see page 27.
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Trademarks
•
is a trademark of Sony
Corporation.
• “Memory Stick”,
, “Memory Stick
PRO”,
, “Memory Stick
Duo”,
, “Memory Stick
PRO Duo”,
,
“MagicGate” and
are
trademarks of Sony Corporation.
• “InfoLITHIUM” is a trademark of Sony
Corporation.
• Picture Package is a trademark of Sony
Corporation.
• Microsoft, Windows, Windows Media, and
DirectX are either registered trademarks or
trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the
United States and/or other countries.
• Macintosh, Mac OS, QuickTime, iMac, iBook,
PowerBook, Power Mac and eMac are
trademarks or registered trademarks of Apple
Computer, Inc.
• Macromedia and Flash are trademarks or
registered trademarks of Macromedia, Inc. in
the United States and/or other countries.
• Intel, MMX, and Pentium are trademarks or
registered trademarks of Intel Corporation.
• In addition, system and product names used in
this manual are, in general, trademarks or
registered trademarks of their respective
developers or manufacturers. However, the ™
or ® marks are not used in all cases in this
manual.
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Table of contents
Read this first ............................................ 4
Before using your camera ......................... 6
Identifying the parts ............................... 10
Camera................................................ 10
Cyber-shot Station .............................. 12
How to handle the camera .................. 13
Getting started
Charging the battery pack ....................... 14
Using the AC adaptor ............................. 18
Using your camera abroad ...................... 18
Turning on/off your camera .................... 19
How to use the control button................. 20
Adjusting the LCD screen....................... 20
Setting the date and time......................... 21
Changing the language setting ................ 22
Shooting images
Inserting and removing a “Memory Stick
Duo” ............................................... 23
Setting the image size ............................. 24
Image size and quality ............................ 25
Number of images that can be recorded/
recording time................................. 27
Basic shooting — Using auto adjustment
mode ............................................... 29
Hybrid shooting .................................. 32
Shooting a movie for 5 seconds.......... 34
Indicators on the LCD screen during
shooting .......................................... 35
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Using the zoom feature ...................... 35
Shooting close-ups — Macro............. 36
Using the self-timer............................ 38
Rotating the LCD screen
– Mirror mode ................................ 39
Selecting a flash mode ....................... 39
Inserting the date and time on a still
image.............................................. 41
Viewing images
Viewing images on the LCD screen of your
camera ............................................ 43
Viewing images on a TV screen............. 46
Deleting images
Deleting images ...................................... 49
Formatting a “Memory Stick Duo” ........ 51
Before advanced operations
How to setup and operate your camera .. 53
Changing the menu settings ............... 53
Changing the items in the Setup screen
........................................................ 54
Deciding the still image quality.............. 54
Creating or selecting a folder ................. 55
Creating a new folder ......................... 55
Changing the recording folder ........... 56
Advanced shooting
Choosing a focus method........................57
Setting the distance to the subject
— Focus preset ...............................58
Adjusting the exposure
— EV adjustment ...........................59
Displaying a histogram ......................60
Selecting the metering method................61
Shooting three images with the exposure
shifted — Exposure Bracket...........62
Adjusting color tones
— White Balance ...........................63
Adjusting the flash level
— Flash Level ................................64
Shooting continuously ............................65
Recording 16 frames in succession
— Multi Burst.................................66
Shooting according to scene conditions
— Scene Selection..........................67
Shooting with special effects
— Picture Effect .............................70
Advanced viewing
Selecting the folder and playing back
images.............................................71
Enlarging a portion of a still image.........72
Enlarging an image
— Playback zoom...........................72
Recording an enlarged image
— Trimming ...................................73
Playing back successive images
— Slide Show.................................73
Rotating still images — Rotate ...............74
Playing back images shot in Multi Burst
mode ...............................................75
Playing back continuously ..................75
Playing back frame by frame ..............75
Protecting images — Protect...................76
Changing image size — Resize...............77
Still image printing
Printing still images.................................79
Direct printing .........................................80
Preparing the camera ..........................80
Connecting the camera to the printer
........................................................81
Printing in single-image mode ............81
Printing in index mode........................83
Having images printed at a shop .............84
Marking print marks ...........................84
Marking print marks in single-image
mode ............................................... 84
Marking print marks in index mode ... 85
Enjoying images on your
computer
Copying images to your computer
— For Windows users.................... 86
Installing the USB driver.................... 87
Connecting the camera to your computer
........................................................ 88
Copying images .................................. 89
Viewing the images on your computer
........................................................ 91
Image file storage destinations and file
names.............................................. 92
Viewing image files once copied to a
computer with your camera............ 94
Installing “Picture Package” .............. 94
Copying images using “Picture Package”
........................................................ 96
Using “Picture Package” .................... 97
Printing images................................... 98
Copying images to your computer
— For Macintosh users .................. 99
Additional information
Menu items ............................................113
Setup items ............................................116
Precautions ............................................118
On “Memory Stick” ..............................119
On “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack .........120
Specifications ........................................121
The LCD screen ....................................123
Index
Index......................................................127
Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting.................................... 101
Warnings and messages........................ 110
Self-diagnosis display........................... 112
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Identifying the parts
See the pages in parentheses for details of operation.
Camera
1
2
3
4
qa
qs
5
qd
qf
6
qg
7
qh
8
qj
9
qk
q;
A Access lamp (23)
B “Memory Stick Duo” insertion
slot (23)
C Speaker
D LCD screen
10
For details on the items on the LCD
screen, see page 123 to 126.
E For shooting: PHOTO/MOVIE
buttons (30)
For viewing: b/z/B (43)
F PHOTO button (30)
G HYBRID switch (32)
H MENU button (53, 113)
I
(Image Size/Delete)
button (24, 49)
J Control button
Menu on: v/V/b/B/z (20)/
Menu off: / / /
(39/38/36/61)
K For shooting: Zoom (W/T) lever
(35)
For viewing:
/ (Playback
zoom) lever (72)/
(Index) lever (45)
L RESET button (101)
M POWER button (19)
N /CHG lamp (orange) (15)
REC: Recording mode lamp
(green) (19)
PLAY: Playback mode lamp
(green) (43)
O MODE button (29, 43)
P MOVIE button (30)
Q 5SEC switch (34)
R
(Display/LCD backlight on/
off) button (35)
7
1
8
2
3
A Lens
B Flash (39)
C Self-timer lamp (38)/
AF illuminator (40, 116)
D Battery cover
E Battery eject lever (16)
F Tripod receptacle
G Hook for wrist strap
Attaching the strap is recommended
to prevent dropping the camera
(page 13).
H Microphones
I Multi connector
J Multi connector cover
• Use a tripod with a screw length of less than
5.5 mm (7/32 inch). You will be unable to
firmly secure the camera to tripods having
longer screws, and may damage the camera.
4
9
5
q;
6
11
Cyber-shot Station
This is used when charging the battery pack
or connecting the camera to a TV or a
computer, etc.
1
How to connect
How to disconnect
Connect the camera as illustrated.
Grasp the camera and the Cyber-shot
Station (supplied) as illustrated and
disconnect the camera.
2
2
1
1
3
1 Slide the tray.
2 Open the multi connector cover on the
camera.
3 Connect the camera and slide the tray.
2
3
4
A Camera connector
B
(USB) jack (88)
C A/V OUT (STEREO) jack (46)
D DC IN jack (14)
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• Make sure to slide the tray firmly.
• Be sure to turn off the camera before you
connect the camera to the Cyber-shot Station or
disconnect the camera from the Cyber-shot
Station.
• Do not disconnect the camera from the
Cyber-shot Station during the USB
connection, as the data may be
corrupted. To cancel the USB
connection, see P on page 89
(Windows) or 1 on page 99
(Macintosh).
How to handle the camera
When opening the LCD panel, rotate the
panel to the left as illustrated.
The LCD panel rotates 90 degrees and 180
degrees to each side as illustrated.
When carrying the camera, close the LCD
screen as illustrated.
90°
180°
Attach the wrist strap as illustrated.
When opening the LCD panel, make sure
not to touch the lens portion with your
fingers.
Do not hold the LCD panel with your hand.
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Getting started
Charging the battery pack
Cyber-shot Station
DC IN jack
AC Adaptor
1
, Open the battery cover.
Slide the cover in the direction of the arrow.
• Be sure to turn off your camera when
charging the battery pack (page 19).
• Your camera operates with the
“InfoLITHIUM” NP-FT1 battery pack (T type)
(supplied). You can use only T type battery
pack (page 120).
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2
3
, Install the battery pack, then
close the battery cover.
DC plug
Make sure the battery pack is firmly
inserted all the way, then close the cover.
, Connect the AC Adaptor
(supplied) to the DC IN jack of
the Cyber-shot Station
(supplied).
Battery insertion slot
Connect the DC plug with the v mark
facing up.
Facing the V marks on the side
of the battery pack in the same
direction as the V mark on the
battery insertion slot, insert the
battery pack until it is locked.
• Do not short the DC plug of the AC Adaptor
with a metallic object, as this may cause
malfunction.
• Clean the DC plug of the AC Adaptor with a
dry cotton bud. Do not use the dirty plug. Use
of the dirty plug may not properly charge the
battery pack.
1
1
4
Power cord
(mains lead)
, Connect the power cord (mains
lead) to the AC Adaptor and to
a wall outlet (wall socket).
3
Disconnecting the AC Adaptor
from the Cyber-shot Station
Getting started
2 To wall outlet (wall socket)
• You can connect the camera to the Cyber-shot
Station even when the LCD panel on the
camera is open.
• When charging is completed, remove the
camera from the Cyber-shot Station.
2
Hold the DC plug itself and the Cyber-shot
Station as illustrated and disconnect the
cable.
5
, Connect the camera to the
Cyber-shot Station (page 12).
Connect the camera as illustrated. Make
sure slide the tray firmly.
The /CHG lamp lights up when charging
begins.
/CHG
/CHG lamp
DC plug
The /CHG lamp goes off when charging
is completed.
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To charge the battery pack
only using the AC Adaptor
You can charge the battery pack without the
Cyber-shot Station, such as during your
travels. Connect the DC plug of the AC
Adaptor to the camera with the apex of the
v mark on the camera and the apex of the v
mark on the DC plug facing.
Battery remaining indicator
The battery remaining indicator on the LCD
screen shows the remaining shooting or
viewing time.
60min
Remaining time
DC plug
AC Adaptor
To wall outlet
(wall socket)
3
Power cord
(mains lead)
• Be sure to turn off your camera when
charging the battery pack (page 19).
• When placing the camera, make sure the LCD
screen is facing up.
• After charging the battery pack, disconnect the
AC Adaptor both from the multi connector of
the camera and from a wall outlet (wall socket).
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Battery eject lever
Remaining indicator
Multi connector
1
2
To remove the battery pack
• In standby mode, the battery remaining time for
still image shooting is indicated.
• The displayed time remaining may not be
correct under certain circumstances or
conditions.
Charging time
Approximate time to charge a completely
discharged battery pack using the AC
Adaptor at a temperature of 25°C (77°F).
Battery pack
Charging time
(min.)
NP-FT1 (supplied)
Approx. 150
• The charging time may become longer under
certain circumstances or conditions.
Open the battery cover. Slide the battery
eject lever in the direction of the arrow, and
remove the battery pack.
• Be careful not to drop the battery pack when
removing it.
The tables show the approximate number of
images and the battery life that can be
recorded/viewed when you shoot images in
normal mode with a fully charged battery
pack (supplied) at a temperature of 25°C
(77°F). The numbers of images that can be
recorded or viewed take into account
changing the “Memory Stick Duo” as
necessary. Note that the actual numbers
may be less than indicated depending on the
conditions of use.
– 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 CIPA
standard. (CIPA: Camera & Imaging Products
Association)
Viewing still images2)
NP-FT1 (supplied)
No. of images
Battery life (min.)
Approx. 2600
Approx. 130
2)
Viewing single images in order at about three
second intervals
• The battery capacity decreases as the number of
uses increases and over time (page 121).
Shooting movies
Shooting still images
Movie
size
Under the average
conditions1)
NP-FT1 (supplied)
LCD
No. of
backlight images
On
Approx. 160
Normal
Off
Approx. 190
On
Approx. 120
Hybrid
Off
Approx. 140
1)
Battery life
(min.)
Approx. 80
Approx. 95
Approx. 60
Approx. 70
640
(30fps)
320
(15fps)
NP-FT1 (supplied)
LCD backlight LCD backlight
On
Off
Approx.
Approx.
50 min.
60 min.
Approx.
Approx.
60 min.
70 min.
Viewing movies
Movie size
640 (30fps)
320 (15fps)
NP-FT1 (supplied)
Approx. 110 min.
Approx. 120 min.
• The number of images and the battery life that
can be recorded/viewed are decreased under the
following conditions:
– The surrounding temperature is low
– The flash is used
– The camera has been turned on and off many
times
– The zoom is used frequently
– [LCD Backlight] is set to [Bright] on the
Setup screen
– The battery power is low
• When recording and playing back still images,
the number of images recordable/playable and
the battery life do not vary according to the
image size.
Getting started
Number of images and battery
life that can be recorded/
viewed
Shooting in the following situations:
–
(P.Quality) is set to [Fine]
– Shooting one time every 30 seconds
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Using the AC adaptor
Using your camera
abroad
2 To wall outlet
(wall socket)
Multi connector
cover
DC plug
1
1
AC Adaptor
, Connect the AC Adaptor
(supplied) to the DC IN jack of
your camera.
When placing the camera, make sure the
LCD screen is facing up.
Connect the DC plug of the AC Adaptor to
the camera with the apex of v mark on the
camera and the apex of v mark on the DC
plug facing.
• Connect the AC Adaptor to an easily accessible
wall outlet (wall socket) close by. If any trouble
occurs while using the adaptor, immediately
shut off the power by disconnecting the plug
from the wall outlet (wall socket).
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2
Power cord
(mains lead)
, Connect the power cord (mains
lead) to the AC Adaptor and
then to a wall outlet (wall
socket).
• After using the AC Adaptor, disconnect it both
from the multi connector of the camera and
from a wall outlet (wall socket).
• The set is not disconnected from the AC power
source (mains) as long as it is connected to the
wall outlet (wall socket) even if the set itself has
been turned off.
Power sources
You can use your camera in any country or
region with the AC Adaptor/power cord
(mains lead) (supplied) within 100 V to 240
V AC, 50/60 Hz. Use a commercially
available AC plug adaptor [a], if necessary,
depending on the design of the wall outlet
(wall socket) [b].
AC-LM5/LM5A
• Do not use an electronic transformer (travel
converter), as this may cause a malfunction.
Turning on/off your
camera
Turning on the power by pressing
POWER.
Turning on the power by opening the
LCD panel
POWER
Recording
mode lamp
Recording
mode lamp
The recording mode lamp (green) lights up
and the power is on.
Rotate the LCD panel in the direction of the
arrow as illustrated.
The recording mode lamp (green) lights up
and the power is on.
• When you rotate the LCD panel fast, the power
may not be turned on. In a case like this, rotate
it slowly again.
Turning off the power
Close the LCD panel. The camera turns off.
Auto power-off function
If you do not operate the camera for about
three minutes during shooting or viewing or
when performing Setup, the camera turns
off automatically to prevent wearing down
the battery. The auto power-off function
only operates when the camera is operating
using a battery pack. The auto power-off
function also will not operate in the
following circumstances.
• When viewing movies
• When playing back a slide show
• When a connector is plugged into the
(USB) jack or the A/V OUT
(STEREO) jack with the camera
connected to the Cyber-shot Station
Getting started
There are two methods to turn on the
camera.
• When the LCD screen is facing up with the
LCD panel closed, turning on the power turns
the camera to PLAY mode.
Turning off the power
Press POWER again. The camera turn off.
• When you turn on your camera for the first
time, the Clock Set screen appears (page 21).
• In PLAY mode, if you close the LCD panel
with the LCD screen facing up, the camera does
not turn off.
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How to use the
control button
Camera
1
2
MENU
Adjusting the LCD screen
Maximum 90 degrees
Normal
Hybrid Rec:
Off
Digital Zoom:
Off
Date/Time:
Red Eye Reduction:Off
Auto
AF Illuminator:
off
Auto Review:
SELECT
Setup 2
1
File Number:
USB Connect:
Video Out:
Clock Set:
OK
Cancel
To change the current settings of the
camera, bring up the menu or the Setup
screen (page 54), and use the control button
to make the changes.
To set a menu item, press v/V/b/B on the
control button to select the desired item and
setting and make the setting. To set a Setup
item, press v/V/b/B on the control button
to select the desired item and setting, then
press z to make the setting.
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Maximum 180
degrees
You can adjust the angle of the LCD screen
to suit your situation. Adjust the LCD
screen with the LCD panel open at 90
degrees.
Setting the date and time
Y/M/D
M/D/Y
D/M/Y
2004 / 1 / 1
12 : 00
Clock Set
Y/M/D
M/D/Y
D/M/Y
OK
AM
Cancel
2004 / 1 /
1
12 : 00
OK
Getting started
Clock Set
AM
Cancel
2
1
, Open the LCD panel to turn on
the power.
The recording mode lamp (green) lights up
and the Clock Set screen appears on the
LCD screen.
• To change the date and time, on
the Setup screen, select [Clock
Set] in
(Setup 2) (pages 54 and
117), and perform the procedure
from step 2.
2
, Select the desired date display
format with v/V on the control
button, then press z.
Select from [Y/M/D] (year/month/day),
[M/D/Y] (month/day/year) or [D/M/Y]
(day/month/year).
3
, Select the year, month, day,
hour or minute item you want
to set with b/B on the control
button.
The item to be set is indicated with v/V.
• If the rechargeable battery (page 119), which
provides the power for saving the time data,
ever becomes low, the Clock Set screen will
appear again. When this happens, reset the date
and time, by starting from step 2 above.
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Changing the
language setting
Clock Set
Clock Set
Y/M/D
M/D/Y
D/M/Y
Y/M/D
M/D/Y
D/M/Y
2005 / 1 /
1
10 : 00
2005 / 1 /
OK
10 : 30
OK
1
Cancel
Cancel
4
, Set the numeric value with v/V
on the control button, then
press z to enter it.
After entering the number, v/V moves to
the next item. Repeat steps 3 and 4 until
all of the items are set.
• If you selected [D/M/Y] in step 2, set the time
on a 24-hour cycle.
• Midnight is indicated as 12:00 AM, and noon
as 12:00 PM.
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1
AM
AM
You can change the screen display like
menu items, warnings and messages in your
desired language.
To change the language setting, select A
(Language) in
(Setup 1) on the Setup
screen, (pages 54 and 117) and select the
desired language.
5
, Select [OK] with B on the
control button, then press z.
The date and time are entered and the clock
starts to keep time.
• To cancel the date and time setting, select
[Cancel] with v/V/b/B on the control button,
then press z.
Shooting images
Inserting and removing a “Memory Stick Duo”
Terminal
side
• Whenever the access lamp is lit, the
camera is recording or reading an
image. Never remove the “Memory Stick
Duo” or turn off the power at this time.
The data may be corrupted.
Shooting images
Access
lamp
To remove a “Memory Stick Duo”
Push the “Memory Stick Duo” to pop it out.
, Insert the “Memory Stick Duo.”
Insert a “Memory Stick Duo” all the way in
until it clicks as illustrated.
• When using this camera, the Memory
Stick Duo Adaptor (supplied) is not
necessary.
• For details on “Memory Stick Duo”, see
page 119.
• When inserting a “Memory Stick Duo”, make
sure of the direction and insert it all the way to
the connector. If the “Memory Stick Duo” is
not inserted correctly, you may not be able to
record or display images with the “Memory
Stick Duo”. And also it may result in
malfunction of both the camera and “Memory
Stick Duo”.
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Setting the image size
5M
5M
5M
3:2
3M
1M
3:2
3M
1M
VGA
640(30fps)
320(30fps)
VGA
VGA
Photo Size
Photo Size
[
320(15fps)
320 15f
Movie Size
[
48]
[00:03:48]
3]
MODE
1
, Turn on the power (page 19).
• In PLAY mode, turn to the REC mode with
MODE.
2
, Press
3
(Image Size).
The Image Size setup appears.
• For details on the image size, see page 25.
, Select
(Photo Size) or
(Movie Size) with b/B on the
control button, then select the
desired image size with v/V.
The image size is set.
When the setting is complete, press
(Image Size) so that the Image Size setup
disappears from the LCD screen.
• The number of images recordable/remaining
time of the “Memory Stick Duo” inserted in the
camera is indicated on the lower part of the
LCD screen.
• The image size selected here is maintained even
when the power is turned off.
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Image size and quality
Short description of the image size
2592
Image size
5M 5M
2592 pixels × 1944 pixels=5,038,848 pixels
640
1944
Image size:
VGA VGA
640 pixels × 480 pixels=307,200 pixels
Shooting images
The following illustration shows a brief image using the maximum image size and the
minimum one.
480
You can choose image size (number of
pixels) and image quality (compression
ratio) based on the kind of images you want
to shoot.
The image size is shown by the number of
pixels (dots) (horizontal × vertical), which
compose an image. For example, a 5M
(2592×1944) size image indicates that there
are 2592 pixels horizontally and 1944
pixels vertically. The larger the number of
pixels, the larger the image size.
You can select from Fine (high quality) or
Standard image quality. Each uses a
different compression ratio.
When you select Fine, the image quality
improves as the image size increases, but
the amount of recorded data also increases
and the number of images that can be
recorded on a “Memory Stick Duo”
decreases. Refer to the table on the right and
choose the image size and image quality
appropriate to the kind of images you want
to shoot.
Examples based on image size and image quality
Photo size and image quality for still images
Photo size
1)
5M (2592×1944)
Usage guidelines
Larger
2)
3:2 (2592×1728)
• For saving important images, printing in A4 size or
printing A5 size high density images
3M (2048×1536)
1M (1280×960)
VGA (640×480)
1)
2)
• For printing in postcard size
Smaller
• For recording a larger number of images
• For attaching images to e-mail or creating home pages
The factory setting is [5M]. It is the highest image quality on this camera.
Images are recorded in the same 3:2 aspect ratio as photograph printing paper or postcards, etc.
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Image quality
(Compression ratio)
Usage guideline
Low compression
(looks better)
• For recording or printing with better image quality.
Fine
Standard
High compression
(normal)
• For recording a larger number of images.
Movie size for movies
Movie size
Usage guidelines
640 (30fps)1) (640×480)
• For recording a clear and smooth movie.
320 (30fps) (320×240)
320 (15fps) (320×240)
1)
• For recording a long movie.
The factory setting is [640 (30fps)].
• “fps” indicates the number of frames per second (Frame Per Second). The actual number of image
recordable may differ depending on the shooting situations and the subject.
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Number of images that can be recorded/recording time
The number of still images that can be saved in a “Memory Stick
Duo”1)
• The tables below show the approximate number of images that can be recorded on a “Memory Stick
Duo” that has been formatted by this camera.
Normal mode
Capacity
(Units: number of images)
16MB
32MB
64MB
128MB
256MB
512MB
5M
6 (11)
12 (23)
25 (48)
51 (96)
92 (174)
188 (354)
3:2
6 (11)
12 (23)
25 (48)
51 (96)
92 (174)
188 (354)
3M
10 (18)
20 (36)
41 (74)
82 (149)
148 (264)
302 (537)
1M
24 (46)
50 (93)
101 (187)
202 (376)
356 (649) 725(1319)
VGA
96 (242)
196 (490)
Photo size
393 (984) 789 (1974)
Hybrid mode
Capacity
1427
(3569)
2903
(7259)
• When images recorded using earlier Sony
models are played back on this camera, the
display may differ from the actual image size.
• When the images are viewed on the LCD
screen of the camera, they all look the same
size.
• Number of shooting images can differ from
these values according to shooting conditions.
• When the number of remaining shooting
images is greater than 9,999, the “>9999”
indicator appears on the LCD screen.
• You can resize still images later (Resize
function, see page 77).
(Units: number of images)
16MB
32MB
64MB
128MB
256MB
512MB
5M
4 (7)
9 (14)
18 (28)
37 (57)
67 (103)
138 (210)
3:2
4 (7)
9 (14)
18 (28)
37 (57)
67 (103)
138 (210)
3M
6 (8)
12 (17)
25 (36)
51 (72)
93 (129)
191 (263)
1M
10 (12)
20 (25)
41 (51)
83 (102)
148 (183)
302 (372)
VGA
14 (16)
29 (32)
59 (65)
119 (131)
216 (237)
439 (483)
Photo size
When [REC Mode] is set to [Normal].
For the number of images that can be saved in
Multi Burst, see page 66.
2)
For more information about the image quality
(compression ratio), see page 54.
Shooting images
The number of images that can be saved in Fine (Standard)2) mode are shown below.
1)
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The available recording time of movies saved in a “Memory Stick
Duo”
• The table below shows the approximate amount of shooting time that can be recorded on a “Memory
Stick Duo” that has been formatted by this camera.
Capacity
16MB
32MB
64MB
128MB
256MB
512MB
640 (30fps)
0:00:43
0:01:29
0:02:59
0:05:59
0:10:49
0:22:01
320 (30fps)
0:02:21
0:04:45
0:09:34
0:19:12
0:34:43
1:10:37
320 (15fps)
0:08:12
0:16:37
0:33:24
1:07:00
2:01:08
4:06:24
Movie size
The numbers indicate the recording time. For example: “1:10:37” indicates “1 hour, 10 minutes, 37
seconds.”
• The maximum recording time is two hours per one recording.
• Recording time can differ from these values according to shooting conditions.
• Playback of movies not recorded with this camera cannot be guaranteed.
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Basic shooting — Using auto adjustment mode
Holding the camera correctly
Shooting images
MODE
1
, Turn on the power (page 19).
When shooting pictures with the camera, be
careful so that your fingers do not block the
lens portion, flash emitter or AF illuminator
(page 11).
• The lens cover opens when the power is turned
on in REC mode.
• In PLAY mode, turn to the REC mode with
MODE.
2
, Hold the camera steadily with
both hands and position the
subject in the center of the
focus frame.
• The minimum focal distance to a subject is
approx. 50 cm (19 3/4 inches). To shoot
subjects at distances closer than this, use the
close-ups (Macro) mode (page 36).
• The frame indicated on the LCD screen shows
the focus adjustment range (AF range finder,
page 57).
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For shooting a photo
60min
60min
101
VGA FINE
[
3
96]
[
AE/AF lock
indicator flashes
green t Lights up
The beep sounds but the image is not yet
recorded. When the AE/AF lock indicator
changes from flashing to steadily lit, the
camera is ready for shooting.
(The LCD screen may be frozen for a split
second depending on the subject.)
• If you release PHOTO, shooting will be
canceled.
• You can continue and shoot even when the
camera does not beep, but in this case the focus
is not set properly.
• No beep sounds when [Beep] is set to [Off] on
the Setup screen (page 117).
60min
101
101
640 30f
VGA
30 F2.8
, Press and hold PHOTO halfway
down.
30
For shooting a movie
95]
640 30f
[00:10:48]
4
, Press PHOTO fully down.
The shutter sounds. The image will be
recorded in the “Memory Stick Duo”.
• You can use PHOTO on the side of the LCD
screen, however, you cannot press and hold
PHOTO halfway down.
• When operating the camera using a battery
pack, if you do not operate the camera for a
while during recording or playback, the camera
turns off automatically to prevent wearing
down the battery (page 19).
00:00:02
3
, Press MOVIE.
• You can use MOVIE on the side of the LCD
screen.
• When available recording time is low,
on
the lower part of the LCD screen flashes.
• When you set the image size to [640(30fps)]
while connecting the A/V connecting cable
(supplied) to the A/V OUT (STEREO) jack, the
subject does not appear on the LCD screen. The
LCD screen turns blue.
For shooting a movie
60min
The
menu
101
[
95]
The functions that can be used change as
follows according to
(Camera) in the
menu.
[00:10:46]
4
Program
Auto
Camera
, Press MOVIE again.
The recording stops.
PHOTO / MOVIE
Mode
Still image auto shooting [Auto]
The focus, exposure and white balance are
automatically adjusted as needed to allow
easy shooting. In addition, the image
quality is set to [Fine] (page 54), the AF
range finder frame is set to [Multi AF], and
the metering mode is set to Multi-pattern
metering (pages 57 and 61).
Only
(Camera), [Mode] (REC Mode)
and
(Setup) appear in the menu.
Still image program shooting
[Program]
The necessary adjustments are made
automatically like still image auto shooting,
but you can also change the focus and other
adjustments as desired. In addition, you can
also set the desired shooting functions using
menus (pages 53 and 113).
Shooting images
640 30f
VGA FINE
(Camera) item in the
(Magnifying glass mode)
(page 67)
(Twilight mode) (page 67)
(Twilight portrait mode)
(page 67)
(Landscape mode) (page 67)
(Snow mode) (page 68)
(Beach mode) (page 68)
(High-speed shutter mode)
(page 68)
(Fireworks mode) (page 68)
(Candle mode) (page 68)
To switch the shooting method
1 Press MENU.
2 Select
(Camera) with b on the
control button.
3 Select the desired shooting mode with
v/V on the control button.
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Hybrid shooting
Auto Focus
When you try to shoot a subject that is
difficult to focus on, the AE/AF lock
indicator changes to flashing slowly. In
addition, the AE locked beep does not
sound.
The Auto Focus function may have
difficulty working under the following
conditions. In such cases, release the
PHOTO button, then recompose the shot
and focus again.
• The subject is distant from the camera
and dark.
• The contrast between the subject and its
background is poor.
• The subject is seen through glass, such as
a window.
• A fast-moving subject.
• The subject reflects or has a lustrous
finish, such as a mirror or a luminous
body.
• A flashing subject.
• A backlit subject.
There are three method for Auto Focus
function: Multipoint AF, Center AF and
Spot AF (page 57). When
(Camera) is
set to [Auto] in the menu settings, the
Multipoint AF is automatically selected.
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In hybrid shooting, the camera records an
approximately 5-second movie before
shooting a still image and an approximately
3-second movie after the still image. The
sound is also recorded in movies. Using this
shooting method, you can record the feel of
a shooting situation, in comparison with
only a still image. Also, you can feel the
situation around the moment when shooting
a photo with pre/post movies. The movie
files are recorded in MPEG-4 (MP4)
format.
Approximately 5second movie
60min 101
VGA
[
1
95]
640 30f
[00:10:48]
HYBRID
switch
, Set the HYBRID switch to
HYBRID.
The icon changes to
the LCD screen.
on the lower-left of
• In PLAY mode, turn to the REC mode with
MODE.
Still image recorded
when you press
PHOTO
Approximately 3second movie
60min 101
[
FINE
5]
250 F2.0
2
, Press PHOTO fully down.
An approximately 5-second movie shot
before a still image and an approximately 3second movie after the still image are also
recorded.
When “Recording” disappears, you can
shoot the next image or operate the camera.
When a back movie is being recorded,
is
indicated on the lower part of the LCD
screen.
To return to the normal recording
Set the HYBRID switch to the left position.
Shooting images
VGA
• Movie size is set to 320×240 (15fps).
• You cannot use the following functions in
Hybrid mode.
– Speed Burst
– Multi Burst
– Exposure Bracket
– Auto review
• When [Hybrid Rec] is set to [Pre Rec] on the
Setup screen, you can record only an
approximately 5-second movie before shooting
a still image.
• The shutter sound is recorded even when
[Beep] is set to [Off] on the Setup screen.
• In hybrid shooting, the battery quickly runs low
as compared with a normal shooting.
• A pre/post movie may become shorter in the
following cases.
– Shooting the next image continuously.
– Changing the mode with MODE or the
HYBRID switch before or after shooting.
• Status of the LCD screen is directly recorded in
a pre/post movie. So, the following status is
also recorded.
– AE lock adjusting sound and its lock sound
– The light of AF illuminator
– The screen status when setting a function,
such as picture effect, just before shooting a
still image
– Self-timer sound
– Beep sound during an operation (When you
do not want to record a beep sound, set
[Beep] to [Off] or [Shutter].
• For details on how to play back images
recorded in Hybrid mode, see page 44.
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Shooting a movie for 5 seconds
You can record a 5-second movie with one
press of the button just as you do when
shooting a still image. Since the recording
time of one movie is limited to 5 seconds,
the series of 5-second movies are played
back in a slide show as if they were edited.
60min 101
60min 101
640 30f
VGA
[
96]
640 30f
[00:10:48]
MOVIE
1
5SEC switch
2
, Set the 5SEC switch to 5SEC.
, Press MOVIE fully down.
• In PLAY mode, turn to the REC mode with
MODE.
“zzzzz” appears on the LCD screen
and the z indicator disappears every
second.
To return to the normal recording
Set the 5SEC switch to the left position.
To extend a recording
During recording, press MOVIE again. The
recording time is extended by five seconds.
• You cannot stop a recording in the midst of a
recording even if you press MOVIE.
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Indicators on the LCD screen during shooting
Using the zoom feature
Histogram on
(Image information can also be displayed during
still image playback.)
W (wide-angle) T (telephoto)
60min
60min
101
1.3
101
5.0
VGA
[
640 30f
[00:10:48]
VGA
[
96]
640 30f
[00:10:48]
640 30f
[00:10:48]
VGA
[
96]
96]
Shooting images
60min 101
r
Indicators off
, Slide the zoom lever to choose
the desired zoom position for
shooting.
Each time you press
, the display
changes in the following order.
• For a detailed description of the indicators, see
page 123.
• For a detailed description of the histogram, see
page 60.
• You can extend the battery remaining time by
turning off the LCD backlight.
• This setting is maintained even when the power
is turned off.
r
LCD backlight off
r
Indicators on
60min
• In PLAY mode, turn to the REC mode with
MODE.
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VGA
[
The minimum focal distance to the
subject
Approx. 50 cm (19 3/4 inches) from the
lens surface.
96]
640 30f
[00:10:48]
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Shooting close-ups — Macro
Zoom
Your camera is equipped with the following
zoom functions.
The enlargement method and the zoom
scale differ according to the image size and
the zoom type, so select the zoom to match
the shooting purpose.
Optical zoom
The telephoto and wide angle adjustment is
made by the lens in the same manner as a
conventional film camera.
The maximum optical zoom is 3×.
All image sizes are enlarged up to a
maximum 6×. Digital zoom function cuts
out and enlarges a certain portion of the
image, so the image quality deteriorates.
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When you slide the zoom lever, the zoom
scaling indicator appears on the LCD screen
as follows.
The W side of this line is optical zoom
area, and the T side is digital zoom area
Zoom
scaling
indicator
Digital zoom
Optical zoom
To set digital zoom
Set [Digital Zoom] to [On] on the Setup
screen (page 116).
(When you purchase your camera, [Digital
Zoom] is set to [Off].)
Digital zoom
• The zoom scaling indicator differs according to
the zoom type.
– Optical zoom:
– Digital zoom:
• The AF range finder frame does not appear
when using the digital zoom. The
,
or
indicators flashes, and AF operates with
priority on subjects located near the center.
• The zoom may stop momentarily on the
boundary between the optical zoom and the
digital zoom.
The close-ups (Macro) recording mode is
used when zooming up subjects such as
flowers or insects. Setting the zoom all the
way to the W side lets you shoot subjects at
distances as close as approximately 8 cm
(3 1/4 inches). However, the minimum
focus distance varies according to the zoom
position. Therefore, shooting with the zoom
set all the way to the W side is
recommended.
When the zoom is set all the way to
the W side:
Approx. 8 cm (3 1/4 inches) from the lens
surface
When the zoom is set all the way to
the T side:
Approx. 25 cm (9 7/8 inches) from the lens
surface
60min
101
640 30f
VGA
[
Shooting images
• Using Spot AF is recommended (page 57).
• To shoot at even closer distances than closeups
(Macro) recording, use
(Magnifying glass
mode) (page 67).
96]
[00:10:48]
1
, Press B (
button.
2
) on the control
The
(Macro) indicator appears on the
LCD screen.
• If the menu is currently displayed, press MENU
first so that the menu disappears.
• You cannot use this function when
(Camera) in the menu is set to
(Magnifying glass mode),
(Twilight mode),
(Landscape mode),
(Fireworks
mode) and
(Candle mode).
• In PLAY mode, turn to the REC mode with
MODE.
[For shooting a photo]
, Center the subject in the frame.
Press and hold PHOTO halfway
down to focus on, then press
PHOTO fully down.
[For shooting a movie]
, Press MOVIE fully down.
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Using the self-timer
To return to normal recording mode
Press B ( ) on the control button again.
The
indicator disappears from the LCD
screen.
To stop shooting a movie
Press MOVIE again.
• When shooting in close-ups (Macro) mode, the
in-focus range becomes extremely narrow, and
the entire subject may not be in focus.
• When shooting in close-ups (Macro) mode, the
AF speed drops in order to focus accurately on
close subjects.
60min
101
640 30f
VGA
[
96]
[00:10:48]
1
, Press V (
button.
2
) on the control
The
(self-timer) indicator appears on the
screen.
• When recording with the self-timer, using a
tripod is recommended.
• If the menu is currently displayed, press MENU
first so that the menu disappears.
• In PLAY mode, turn to the REC mode with
MODE.
[For shooting a photo]
, Center the subject in the frame.
Press and hold PHOTO halfway
down to focus on, then press
PHOTO fully down.
[For shooting a movie]
, Press MOVIE fully down.
The self-timer lamp (page 11) flashes and a
beep sounds after you press PHOTO/
MOVIE until the shutter operates
(approximately 10 seconds later).
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Rotating the LCD screen
– Mirror mode
MOVIE
60min
101
640 30f
VGA
[
To stop shooting a movie
Press MOVIE again.
• If you press PHOTO while standing in front of
the camera, the focus and the exposure may not
be correctly set.
96]
[00:10:48]
PHOTO
When shooting in mirror mode, turn over
the LCD screen to the lens side. The image
on the LCD screen is a mirror-image.
However, the image can be normal when
recorded.
You can start recording using the buttons on
the side of the LCD screen.
Image on the
LCD screen
Recorded image
• You cannot press and hold PHOTO on the side
of the LCD screen halfway down.
Shooting images
To cancel the self-timer in the middle
of the operation
Press V ( ) on the control button again.
The
indicator disappears from the LCD
screen.
Selecting a flash mode
, Press v ( ) on the control
button repeatedly to select a
flash mode.
Each time you press v ( ), the indicator
changes as follows.
No indicator (Auto): The flash
automatically strobes when shooting
images in a dark place. The factory setting
is Auto.
(Forced flash): The flash strobes
regardless of the surrounding brightness.
SL (Slow synchro): The flash strobes
regardless of the surrounding brightness.
The shutter speed is slow in a dark place, so
you can clearly shoot the background that is
out of flash light.
(No flash): The flash does not strobe.
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40
To prevent subjects’ eyes from
appearing red
Shooting images with the AF
illuminator
The flash pre-strobes twice or more before
shooting to reduce the red-eye
phenomenon.
Set [Red Eye Reduction] to [On] on the
Setup screen (page 116). The
indicator
appears on the LCD screen.
The AF illuminator is fill light to focus
more easily on a subject in dark
surroundings. The ON appears on the LCD
screen and the AF illuminator emits red
light when PHOTO is pressed halfway until
the focus is locked.
60min
101
m
• If the menu is currently displayed, press MENU
first so that the menu disappears.
• The recommended shooting distance using the
flash is approx. 0.3 m to 1.8 m (11 7/8 inches to
70 7/8 inches) (W)/0.5 m to 1.7 m
(19 3/4 inches to 67 inches) (T) (When [ISO] is
set to [Auto] in the menu settings).
• The flash strobes twice. The first time is the
pre-flash which is used to adjust the flash light
quantity, and the second time is the actual flash
during which the image is recorded.
• You can change the brightness of the flash with
(Flash Level) in the menu settings
(page 64). (You cannot change the brightness of
the flash while
(Camera) in the menu is set
to [Auto].)
• When shooting a movie, the flash does not
strobe.
• When using the SL (Slow synchro) or
(No
flash) mode, the shutter speed becomes slower
in dark places, so using a tripod is
recommended.
• While charging the flash, the /CHG lamp
flashes. After the charging is complete, the
lamp goes out and flash mode is ready.
• In PLAY mode, turn to the REC mode with
MODE.
• This setting is maintained even when the power
is turned off.
VGA FINE
Red-eye reduction takes approximately one
second before actually shooting the image,
so hold the camera firmly to avoid shaking.
In addition, be sure to tell the subject to hold
still.
• 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. In
addition, red-eye reduction is more effective
under bright lighting and when closer to the
subject.
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When this function is not needed, set [AF
Illuminator] to [Off] on the Setup screen
(page 116).
• If AF illuminator light does not reach the
subject sufficiently or the subject has no
contrast, focus will not be achieved. (A distance
up to approximately 3.5 m (106 3/8 inches)
(W)/approximately 2.7 m (137 7/8 inches) (T)
is recommended.)
• Focus is achieved as long as AF illuminator
light reaches the subject, even if the light is
slightly off the center of the subject.
• When the focus preset distance is set (page 58),
the AF illuminator does not function.
Inserting the date and time on a still image
Program
Auto
Camera
Setup
PHOTO / MOVIE
Mode
Mode
MENU
1
, Press MENU.
The menu appears.
• When images are shot with the date and time
superimposed, the date and time cannot be
removed later.
• The date and time is not inserted in Multi Burst
mode.
• The date and time do not appear on the LCD
screen during shooting, instead,
indicator
appears on the LCD screen. The actual date and
time appear in red on the lower-right corner
during playback only.
Shooting images
• The AF range finder frame does not appear.
The
,
or
indicators flashes, and AF
operates with priority on subjects located near
the center.
• The AF illuminator operates only when
(Camera) is set to [Auto], [Program],
(Magnifying glass mode),
(Twilight
portrait mode),
(Snow mode),
(Beach
mode) or
(Candle mode) in the menu.
• The AF illuminator emits very bright light.
Although there are no problems with safety,
directly looking into the AF illuminator emitter
at close range is not recommended.
2
, Press B on the control button
to advance to
, then press B
again.
The Setup screen appears.
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Camera
1
2
Hybrid Rec:
Digital Zoom:
Date/Time:
Red Eye Reduction:
AF Illuminator:
Auto Review:
Camera
Day & Time
Date
Off
1
2
Hybrid Rec:
Digital Zoom:
Date/Time:
Red Eye Reduction:
AF Illuminator:
Auto Review:
Normal
Off
Date
Off
Auto
Off
PAGE SELECT
3
, Select
(Camera) with v on
the control button, then press
B.
Select [Date/Time] with v/V,
then press B.
4
, Select the date and time setting
with v/V on the control button,
then press z.
Day&Time: Superimposes the date, hour,
and minute onto the image.
Date: Superimposes the year, month and
day onto the image.
Off: Does not superimpose the date and
time onto the image.
After the setting has been completed, press
MENU first so that the menu disappears,
and shoot the image.
• If you select [Date], the date is superimposed
onto the image in the order selected in “Setting
the date and time” (page 21).
• This setting is maintained even when the power
is turned off.
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Viewing images
Viewing images on the LCD screen of your
camera
Single (single-image)
screen
Viewing single images
60min 101 8/9
Index (nine-image) screen
Index (sixteen-image) screen
VGA
60min 101 9/9
VGA
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BACK/NEXT
VOLUME
MODE
101-0009
BACK/NEXT
2005 1 1 10:30PM
VOLUME
• SINGLE DISPLAY
• SINGLE DISPLAY
1
You can view images shot with your camera
almost immediately on the LCD screen.
You can select the following three methods
for viewing images.
Single (single-image) screen
You can view one image at a time,
displayed over the entire screen.
Index (nine-image or sixteen-image)
screen
Nine or sixteen images are displayed
simultaneously in separate panels on the
LCD screen.
• You can operate using b/z/B on the side of the
LCD screen.
• For a detailed description of the indicators, see
page 125.
Playback
mode lamp
Viewing images
101-0008
, Turn on the power, and turn to
the PLAY mode with MODE.
The playback mode lamp lights up and the
last image in the selected recording folder
(page 71) appears on the LCD screen.
• The image may appear rough right after
playback starts due to the image processing.
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To advance or rewind the movie
Press B (cue) or b (rev) on the control
button during playback.
To return to the normal playback, press z.
60min 101 3/9
VGA
60min
101
640 30f
101-0003
BACK/NEXT
10/10
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VOLUME
101_0010
STOP
2
, Select the desired image with
b/B on the control button.
b : To display the preceding image
B : To display the next image
• When you have selected a movie, a bar is
indicated on the LCD screen during a read
operation.
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REV/CUE
VOLUME
Playback bar
(only for movie)
, When viewing a hybrid mode
image or a movie, press z on
the control button.
The movie and sound are played back.
During playback of a movie, B (playback)
appears on the screen.
When playing back a hybrid mode image,
the image is played back in the following
order: pre movie t still image t post
movie.
To stop playback
Press z on the control button again.
To adjust the volume
Press v/V on the control button to adjust
the volume.
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• When playing back a hybrid mode image, you
cannot use advance/rewind/pause operations.
• Even if you set [Beep] to [Off] on the Setup
settings, the shutter sound is recorded in hybrid
recording.
Viewing an index (nine-image or sixteen-image) screen
1
• SINGLE DISPLAY
• SINGLE DISPLAY
2
, Slide the
(index) lever to
the upper position once.
, Slide the
(index) lever to
the upper position again.
The display switches to the index (nineimage) screen.
The display switches to the index
(sixteen-image) screen.
To display the next (previous) index
screen
Press v/V/b/B on the control button to
move the yellow frame up/down/left/right.
To display the next (previous) index
screen
Press v/V/b/B on the control button to
move the yellow frame up/down/left/right.
3
Viewing images
• SINGLE DISPLAY
, Select the desired still image
with v/V/b/B on the control
button.
The image in the yellow frame is selected.
To return to the single-image screen
Slide the
(index) lever to the lower
position twice or press z on the control
button.
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Viewing images on a TV screen
Viewing images with the
LCD panel closed
2
b/z/B
1
POWER
In PLAY mode, closing the LCD panel does
not turn off the power. You can view
images with the LCD panel closed.
You can perform the following operations
using the buttons located on the side of the
LCD screen.
b : To display the preceding image
B : To display the next image
z : To play back/stop a movie
To turn off the power
Press POWER.
• When playing back a movie, the buttons
function as B (fast-forward) or b (rewind).
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1
To A/V OUT
A/V connecting (STEREO)
cable
, Connect the A/V connecting
cable (supplied) to the A/V OUT
(STEREO) jack of the Cybershot Station and the audio/
video input jacks of the TV.
If your TV is a monaural type, connect the
yellow plug of the A/V connecting cable to
the video input jack and the white or the red
plug to the audio input jack on the TV. If
you connect the white plug, the sound is L
(left) signal. If you connect the red plug, the
sound is R (right) signal.
• When the USB cable is connected to the Cybershot Station, remove the USB cable from the
Cyber-shot Station.
• Turn off both your camera and the TV before
connecting the A/V connecting cable.
3
2
, Connect the camera to the
Cyber-shot Station (page 12).
Connect the camera as illustrated.
• Make sure to slide the tray firmly.
MODE
101
8/9
VGA
101-0008
3
TV/Video switch
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VOLUME
4
, Turn on the TV and set the TV/
Video switch to “Video”.
, Turn on the camera, and turn to
the PLAY mode with MODE.
• The name and location of this switch may differ
depending on your TV. For details, see the
operating instructions supplied with the TV.
Press b/B on the control button to select the
desired image. When the LCD panel is
closed with the LCD screen facing up, you
can use b/B on the side of the LCD screen.
Viewing images
BACK/NEXT
• When using your camera abroad, it may be
necessary to switch the video output signal to
match that of your TV system (page 117).
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Viewing images on a TV screen
If you want to view images on a TV screen,
you need a TV with a video input jack and
the A/V connecting cable (supplied).
The color system of the TV must match that
of your digital still camera. Check the
following lists:
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.
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PAL-M system
Brazil
PAL-N system
Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay
SECAM system
Bulgaria, France, Guiana, Iran, Iraq,
Monaco, Russia, Ukraine, etc.
Deleting images
Deleting images
60min 101 8/9
MODE
VGA
60min 101 2/9
60min 101 2/9
VGA
VGA
Delete
Delete
101-0008
BACK/NEXT
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, Turn on the camera and turn to
the PLAY mode with MODE.
Press b/B on the control
button to select the image you
want to delete.
• Note that you cannot restore deleted images.
BACK/NEXT
BACK/NEXT
3
2
, Press
(Delete).
The image has not yet been deleted at this
point.
• You cannot delete the protected image
(page 76).
• Once you delete still images recorded in hybrid
mode, movies recorded simultaneously are also
deleted.
, Select [Delete] with v on the
control button, then press z.
Deleting images
1
Exit
Exit
VOLUME
The message “Access” appears, and the
image has been deleted.
To continue and delete other images
Display the image to be deleted with b/B
on the control button. Then, select [Delete]
with v and press z.
To cancel deleting
Select [Exit] with V on the control button,
then press z.
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Deleting images in index (nine-image or sixteen image) mode
Delete
Delete
Exit
Exit
Select
Select
• SELECT
All In This Folder
All In This Folder
1
, While an index (nine-image or
sixteen image) screen
(page 45) is displayed, press
(Delete).
• Note that you cannot restore deleted images.
2
, Select [Select] with b/B on the
control button, then press z.
TO NEXT
3
, Select an image you want to
delete with v/V/b/B on the
control button, then press z.
The
(Delete) indicator appears on the
selected image. At this point, the image has
not yet been deleted. Repeat this step for all
of the images you want to delete.
• To cancel a selection, select the image, then
press z on the control button again so that the
indicator disappears.
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Formatting a
“Memory Stick Duo”
Delete
Exit
OK
, Press
(Delete) and select
[OK] with B on the control
button, then press z.
The message “Access” appears, and the
images with the
indicator have been
deleted.
To cancel deleting
Select [Exit] with b on the control button,
then press z.
1
, Insert the “Memory Stick Duo”
you want to format into the
camera.
Deleting images
4
To delete all the images in the folder
Select [All In This Folder] with B on the
control button in step 2, then press z.
Select [OK], then press z. All of the
unprotected images in the folder are
deleted. To cancel deleting, select [Cancel],
then press z.
• The term “formatting” means preparing a
“Memory Stick Duo” to record images; this
process is also called “initialization.”
• The “Memory Stick Duo” supplied with your
camera and commercially available “Memory
Stick Duo” are already formatted, and can be
used immediately.
• Operations of a “Memory Stick Duo” formatted
with a computer is not guaranteed.
• Note that formatting the “Memory Stick
Duo” erases all the data in the “Memory
Stick Duo” even if images are protected,
and these images cannot be recovered.
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60min
Memory Stick Tool
Format
OK
Format:
Create REC. Folder: Cancel
Change REC. Folder:
All data will be erased
1
Ready?
OK
Cancel
2
Setup
Mode
2
, Turn on the camera, then press
MENU.
Press B on the control button
to advance to
, then press B
again.
The Setup screen appears.
3
, Select
(Memory Stick Tool)
with v/V on the control button.
Select [Format] with B, then
press B.
Select [OK] with v, then press
z.
To cancel the formatting
Select [Cancel] with V on the control
button, then press z.
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4
, Select [OK] with v on the
control button, then press z.
The message “Formatting” appears. When
this message disappears, the format is
complete.
Before advanced operations
How to setup and
operate your camera
Changing the menu settings
a Press MENU.
The menu appears.
The usage of the menus and Setup screen
items is described below.
There are items that are not displayed on the
screen. Press v/V/b/B on the control
button to display these items.
To turn off the menu display
Program
Auto
Camera
When the v/V/b/B marks appear
with an item
PHOTO / MOVIE
Press MENU again.
Mode
400
200
100
MENU
Auto
Control button
ISO
PHOTO / MOVIE
WB ISO
• In REC mode, [PHOTO/MOVIE] is indicated.
You cannot set items in a mode indicated in
gray.
• In PLAY mode, press z after setting an item.
• You cannot select items displayed in gray.
• For a detailed description of the menu items,
see page 113.
Before advanced operations
b Press b/B on the control
button to select the item you
want to set.
c Press v/V on the control
button to select the desired
setting.
The selected setting is enlarged and the
setting is entered.
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Changing the items in the
Setup screen
a Press MENU.
The menu appears.
b Press B on the control button
to advance to
, then press B
again.
To turn off the Setup screen
display
Press MENU again.
To return to the menu from the Setup
screen
Press b on the control button to return to the
position enclosed by the frame in step 3,
then press b again.
The Setup screen appears.
Deciding the still
image quality PHOTO
You can select the still image quality from
[Fine] (high quality) or [Standard].
Before operation
Set
(Camera) in the menu to other than
[Auto] (pages 53 and 113).
• For a detailed description of the Setup items,
see page 116.
Setup t
c 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.
MENU
Control button
Setup 2
1
File Number:
USB Connect:
Video Out:
Clock Set:
OK
Cancel
a Turn to the REC mode.
b Press MENU.
The menu appears.
d Press z on the control button
to enter the setting.
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c Select
(P. Quality) with b/B,
then select the desired image
quality with v/V.
Fine
FINE
Standard
P. Quality
PHOTO / MOVIE
WB ISO
Creating or selecting
a folder PHOTO / MOVIE
Your camera can create multiple folders
within a “Memory Stick Duo.” You can
select the folder used to store images.
When not creating a new folder, “101”
folder is selected as the recording folder.
You can create folders up to “999.”
Creating a new folder
a Select
(Memory Stick Tool)
with v/V, [Create REC. Folder]
with B/v/V, and [OK] with B/v,
then press z.
The creating folder screen appears.
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Create REC. Folder
Creating REC. folder 102
Ready?
OK
Cancel
Before operation
b Select [OK] with v, then press
z.
A new folder is created with a number
one higher than the largest number in
the “Memory Stick Duo,” and the
folder becomes the recording folder.
To cancel folder creation
Before advanced operations
Set the menu to the Setup screen (pages 54
and 116).
Select [Cancel] in step 1 or 2.
MENU
Control button
• Once you create a new folder, you cannot delete
the new folder with the camera.
• Images are recorded in the newly created folder
until a different folder is created or selected.
• Up to 4,000 images can be stored in one folder.
When the folder capacity is exceeded, a new
folder is automatically created.
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Changing the recording
folder
a Select
(Memory Stick Tool)
with v/V, [Change REC.
Folder] with B/V, and [OK]
with B/v, then press z.
The recording folder selection screen
appears.
Select REC. Folder
102
Folder Name: 102
No. Of Files: 0
Created:
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2/2
AM
OK
Cancel
BACK/NEXT
b Select the desired folder with
b/B, and [OK] with v, then
press z.
To cancel changing the
recording folder
Select [Cancel] in step 1 or 2.
• You cannot select the “100” folder as a
recording folder (page 92).
• The image is stored in the newly selected
folder. You cannot move recorded images to a
different folder with this camera.
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Advanced shooting
Choosing a focus
method PHOTO / MOVIE
You can set the AF range finder frame
according to the position and the size of a
subject.
Multipoint AF (
the subject does not deviate from the range
finder frame.
Before operation
Set
(Camera) in the menu to other than
[Auto] (pages 53 and 113).
[
Center AF (
b Press MENU.
)
This is useful when focusing on an
extremely small subject or a narrow area.
Use together with the AF lock function lets
you shoot in the desired image composition.
Take care to hold the camera steady so that
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The focus is adjusted automatically.
For shooting still images, the color of
the AF range finder frame changes
from white to green when the focus is
adjusted by pressing PHOTO halfway
down.
MENU
Control button
The menu appears.
• When you are shooting movies and you choose
Multipoint AF, the distance to the center of the
screen is estimated as an average, so the AF
works even with a certain amount of vibration.
The AF range finder frame is
. Center AF
automatically focuses only on selected frame,
so this is convenient when you want to focus
only on what you aim at.
• When you use the 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 settings cannot be selected depending on
the Scene Selection mode (page 69).
Advanced shooting
a Turn to the REC mode.
Spot AF (
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VGA FINE
The camera calculates the distance in five
areas to the left, right, top, bottom and in the
center of the image, letting you shoot using
the auto focus function without worrying
about the image composition. This mode is
useful when it is difficult to focus on the
subject because it is not in the center of the
frame. You can check the position where
the focus was adjusted using the green
frame.
The factory setting is the Multipoint AF.
)
60min
AF range
finder frame
)
This mode is useful for focusing on a
subject near the center of the frame. Use
together with the AF lock function lets you
shoot in the desired image composition.
c Select 9 (Focus) with b/B,
then select the desired AF
range with v/V.
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Shooting techniques
When shooting with the subject at the edge of
the frame, or when using Center AF, the
camera may focus on the center instead of on
the subject at the edge of the frame. In a case
like this, use AF lock to focus on the subject,
and then recompose the picture and shoot.
Compose the shot so that the subject is
centered in the AF range finder, and press
PHOTO halfway down.
When the AE/AF lock indicator stops flashing
and remains on, return to the fully composed
shot, and press PHOTO fully down.
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• When you are using AF lock, you can
capture an image with the correct focus even
if the subject is at the edge of the frame.
• You can carry out the AF lock adjustment
process before you press PHOTO fully
down.
Setting the distance
to the subject PHOTO / MOVIE
— Focus preset
When shooting an image using a previously
set distance to the subject, or when shooting
a subject through a net or through window
glass, it is difficult to get the proper focus in
auto focus mode. In these cases, use of the
Focus preset is convenient.
Before operation
101
Set
(Camera) in the menu to other than
[Auto] (pages 53 and 113).
VGA FINE
[
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AF range finder frame
AE/AF lock indicator
m
60min
101
MENU
Control button
VGA FINE
[
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a Turn to the REC mode.
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b Press MENU.
The menu appears.
c Select 9 (Focus) with b/B,
then select the distance to the
subject with v/V.
You can select from the following
distance settings.
0.5m, 1.0m, 3.0m, 7.0m,
(unlimited
distance)
1.0m
0.5m
0.5m
Spot AF
Center AF
Multi AF
PHOTO / MOVIE
WB ISO
Set
(Camera) in the menu to other than
[Auto] (pages 53 and 113).
MOVIE
— EV adjustment
You can manually adjust the exposure
determined by the camera. Use this mode
when the proper exposure cannot be
obtained, for example, when the contrast
(difference between light and dark)
between the subject and the background is
extremely large.
The compensation value can be set in
1/3EV steps in the range from +2.0EV to
–2.0EV.
MENU
Control button
a Turn to the REC mode.
To return to auto focus mode
b Press MENU.
In step 3, select [Multi AF], [Center AF]
or [Spot AF].
• Focus setting information is approximate, and
should be used as a reference.
• Some settings cannot be selected depending on
the Scene Selection mode (page 69).
The menu appears.
c Select
Adjust
toward –
Adjust
toward +
Advanced shooting
Focus
Before operation
Adjusting the
exposure PHOTO /
(EV) with b/B.
The value of the exposure adjustment
is displayed.
0EV
EV
0EV
PHOTO / MOVIE
WB ISO
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d Select the desired exposure
value with v/V.
Adjust the exposure value while
checking the brightness of the
background.
To reactivate auto exposure
In step 4, select [0EV].
PHOTO
A histogram is a graph showing the
brightness of an image. The horizontal axis
shows the brightness, and the vertical axis
shows the number of pixels. The graph
display indicates a bright image when
skewed to the right side, a dark image when
skewed to the left side.
A histogram can be used to check the
exposure when the screen is difficult to see
during recording and playback.
Number of pixels
• If a subject is being shot in extremely bright or
dark conditions, or the flash is used, the
exposure adjustment may not be effective.
Displaying a histogram
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Brightness
Dark
Bright
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a Turn to the REC mode.
b Press
to display the
histogram.
c Adjust the exposure based on
the histogram.
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• The histogram also appears when the
(Camera) in the menu is set to [Auto], but you
cannot adjust the exposure.
• The histogram also appears when you press
while playing back a single image
(page 43).
• The histogram does not appear in the following
cases:
– When the menu is displayed
– When using playback zoom
– When recording or playing back movies
•
appears and the histogram does not appear
in the following cases:
– When recording in the digital zoom area
– When the image size is [3:2]
– When playing back Multi Burst images
– When rotating a still image
• The histogram before recording represents the
histogram of the image displayed on the LCD
screen at the time. A difference occurs in the
histogram before and after you press PHOTO.
In this case, check the histogram while playing
back a single-image.
In particular a large difference may appear in
the following cases:
– When the flash strobes
– When the shutter speed is slow or high
• The histogram may not appear for images
recorded using other cameras.
Shooting techniques
When shooting images, the camera
automatically sets the exposure.
When shooting a whitish overall image such as
a backlit subject or a snowy scene, the camera
may judge that the subject is bright and set a
darker exposure for the image. In such cases,
adjusting the exposure in the + (plus) direction
is effective.
When shooting a dark subject that fills the
frame, the camera may judge that the subject is
dark and set a brighter exposure for the image.
In such cases, adjusting the exposure in the –
(minus) direction is effective.
Selecting the
metering method
PHOTO
/
MOVIE
You can select the metering mode that sets
which part of the subject to measure to
determine the exposure.
Multi-pattern metering (No
indicator)
m
m
Adjust in the + direction
Spot metering (
Refer to the histogram and adjust so that the
image is not overexposed (white out) or
underexposed (black out).
Try various images with different exposures to
find the brightness that suits your taste.
)
Advanced shooting
Adjust in the – direction
The image is divided into multiple regions
and metering is performed for each region.
The camera judges the subject position and
background brightness, and determines a
well-balanced exposure.
The factory setting is the multi-pattern
metering.
Metering is performed for only a part of the
subject. This lets you shoot images that are
not too dark even when the subject is
backlit, or adjust the exposure to the subject
when there is strong contrast between the
subject and the background.
Before operation
Set
(Camera) in the menu to other than
[Auto] (pages 53 and 113).
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Shooting three
images with the
exposure shifted
1st image (shifted in the + direction)
PHOTO
— Exposure Bracket
a Turn to the REC mode.
b Press B (
) to turn spot
metering on.
The Exposure Bracket function records a
series of three images with the exposure
values automatically shifted. This lets you
select the image with the appropriate
exposure after recording when you are
unable to shoot good pictures depending on
the brightness of the subject.
m
2nd image
(appropriate exposure for the camera)
The spot metering cross hair appears.
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3rd image (shifted in the– direction)
Spot metering
cross hair
VGA FINE
[
96]
640 30f
[00:10:48]
To cancel spot metering
Press B (
) again to turn spot metering
off. The spot metering cross hair
disappears, and the camera returns to multipattern metering.
• When using spot metering, to focus on the
metering position, setting 9 (Focus) to
[Center AF] is recommended (page 57).
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Before operation
Set
(Camera) in the menu to other than
[Auto] (pages 53 and 113).
e Shoot the image.
To return to normal mode
Select [Normal] in step 3.
MENU
Control button
a Turn to the REC mode.
The menu appears.
c Select [Mode] (REC Mode) with
b/B, then select [Exp Brktg]
with v/V.
d Select [BRK] (Bracket Step)
with b/B, then select the
desired exposure adjustment
value with v/V.
±1.0EV: Shifts the exposure value by
plus or minus 1.0EV.
±0.7EV: Shifts the exposure value by
plus or minus 0.7EV.
±0.3EV: Shifts the exposure value by
plus or minus 0.3EV.
PHOTO
/
MOVIE
— White Balance
You can set the white balance mode
according to your shooting conditions. The
apparent color of the subject is affected by
the lighting conditions. When you want to
fix the light source imaging conditions, or
when the color of the entire image seems to
be a bit unnatural, we recommend that you
adjust the white balance setting.
Auto (No indicator)
Adjusts the white balance automatically.
The factory setting is Auto.
(Daylight)
Shooting outdoors, shooting night scenes,
neon signs, fireworks or sunrise, or
shooting just before and after sundown
Advanced shooting
b Press MENU.
• You cannot use the flash in this mode.
• During shooting in this mode, the images are
not displayed on the LCD screen. Compose the
image before pressing PHOTO.
• When shooting in hybrid mode, you cannot
shoot in Exposure Bracket mode.
• The focus and white balance are adjusted for
the first image, and these settings are also used
for the other images.
• When the exposure is manually adjusted
(page 59), the exposure is shifted based on the
adjusted brightness.
• If the subject is too bright or too dark, you may
be unable to shoot properly with the selected
bracket adjustment value.
• You may not be able to shoot images in
Exposure Bracket mode depending on the
Scene Selection mode (page 69).
Adjusting color tones
(Cloudy)
Shooting under a cloudy sky
(Fluorescent)
Shooting under fluorescent lighting
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(Incandescent)
• Places where the lighting conditions
change quickly
• Under bright lighting such as
photography studios
WB (Flash)
Adjusts the white balance only to the flash
conditions
When shooting movies, the white balance is
automatically set to Auto.
Before operation
Set
(Camera) in the menu to other than
[Auto] (pages 53 and 113).
c Select [WB] (White Bal) with b/
B, then select the desired
setting with v/V.
To reactivate auto adjustment
Adjusting the flash
level PHOTO
— Flash Level
Select [Auto] in step 3.
You can adjust the amount of flash light.
• Under fluorescent lights that flicker, the white
balance adjustment function may not work
correctly even though you select
(Fluorescent).
• When the flash strobes, the manual setting is
canceled, and the image is recorded in [Auto]
(except in WB (Flash) mode).
• Some settings cannot be selected depending on
the Scene Selection mode (page 69).
Before operation
Set
(Camera) in the menu to other than
[Auto] (pages 53 and 113).
MENU
Control button
a Turn to the REC mode.
MENU
Control button
b Press MENU.
The menu appears.
a Turn to the REC mode.
b Press MENU.
The menu appears.
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c Select [ ] (Flash Level) with
b/B, then select the desired
setting with v/V.
+: Makes the flash level higher than
normal.
Normal: Normal setting.
–: Makes the flash level lower than
normal.
Shooting continuously
PHOTO
This mode is used for continuous shooting.
Each time you press and hold PHOTO in
this mode, the camera records maximum
four images in succession.
• You may not be able to set the flash level
depending on the Scene Selection mode.
c Select [Mode] (REC Mode) with
b/B, then select [Speed Burst]
with v/V.
d Shoot the image.
When you press and hold down
PHOTO, the camera records up to four
images in succession. If you release
PHOTO, shooting will stop at that
point.
When “Recording” disappears, you
can shoot the next image.
To return to normal mode
MENU
Control button
• When the battery power decreases with use or
the capacity of the “Memory Stick Duo” is full,
recording stops even if you press and hold
PHOTO.
• The flash is set to
(No flash).
• When recording with the self timer, a series of
maximum four images are recorded each time
you press PHOTO.
• When shooting in hybrid mode, you cannot
shoot in Speed Burst mode.
• You may not be able to shoot images in
succession depending on the Scene Selection
mode (page 69).
Advanced shooting
Select [Normal] in step 3.
a Turn to the REC mode.
b Press MENU.
The menu appears.
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Recording 16 frames
in succession PHOTO
d Select M (Interval) with b/B,
then select the desired frame
interval with v/V.
You can choose the frame interval
from [1/7.5], [1/15] or [1/30].
— Multi Burst
This mode records 16 frames in succession
each time you press PHOTO. This is
convenient for checking your form in
sports, for example.
1/7.5
1/15
1/30
Interval
Mode BRK
M
PHOTO / MOVIE
PFX
e Shoot the image.
A continuous burst of 16 frames are
recorded within a single still image
(image size 1M).
The number of images recordable
(Units: images)
Photo
size
MENU
Control button
16MB
24 (46)
32MB
50 (93)
a Turn to the REC mode.
64MB
101 (187)
b Press MENU.
128MB
202 (376)
The menu appears.
c Select [Mode] (REC Mode) with
b/B, then select [Multi Burst]
with v.
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1M
Capacity
256MB
356 (649)
512MB
725 (1319)
• The number of images is listed in Fine
(Standard) order. The values for the number of
images that can be saved may vary, depending
on the shooting conditions.
• You cannot use the following functions in Multi
Burst mode:
– Flash
– Inserting the date and time
• When shooting in hybrid mode, you cannot
shoot in Multi Burst mode.
• When
(Camera) in the menu is set to
[Auto], frame interval is automatically set to
[1/30] second.
• See page 75 to play back images recorded in
Multi Burst mode using this camera.
• You may not be able to shoot images in Multi
Burst mode depending on the Scene Selection
mode (page 69).
Shooting according to
scene conditions
PHOTO
/
MOVIE
• The focal distance to a subject is approx. 1 cm
to 20 cm (13/32 inch to 7 7/8 inches)
• The optical zoom is locked to the W side and
cannot be used.
• When you slide the zoom lever, the image is
enlarged using the digital zoom.
Twilight portrait mode
Suitable for shooting portraits in dark
places. Allows you to shoot sharp images of
people in dark places without losing the
dark atmosphere of the surroundings.
— Scene Selection
You can shoot more effectively by selecting
the appropriate mode.
Magnifying glass mode
Twilight mode
Allows you to shoot night scenes at far
distance without losing the dark atmosphere
of the surroundings.
• The shutter speed becomes slower, so using a
tripod is recommended.
Distance to the subject Magnification
scale
1 cm (13/32 inch)
3.3×
2 cm (13/16 inch)
2.1×
5 cm (2 inches)
1.0×
10 cm (4 inches)
0.5×
20 cm (7 7/8 inches)
0.3×
Landscape mode
Focuses only on a distant subject to shoot
landscapes, etc.
Advanced shooting
The subject appears on the LCD screen
magnified by up to 3.3×. This lets you see
details that would otherwise be difficult to
confirm with the naked eye.
1.1
• The shutter speed becomes slower, so using a
tripod is recommended.
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Snow mode
When shooting snowy scenes or other
places where the whole screen appears
white, use this mode to prevent sunken
colors and record clear images.
High-speed shutter mode
Use this mode to shoot moving subjects
outdoors or in other bright places.
• The shutter speed becomes faster, so images
shot in dark places become darker.
Beach mode
When shooting seaside or lakeside scenes,
the blue of the water is clearly recorded.
Fireworks mode
You can record fire works in all their
splendor. The focus distance is set to
infinity.
• You can change the shutter speed by setting an
EV adjustment value (page 59).
• The shutter speed becomes slower, so using a
tripod is recommended.
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Candle mode
You can record parties, candle services and
other candlelit scenes without spoiling the
candlelight atmosphere.
• The shutter speed becomes slower, so using a
tripod is recommended.
Shooting with Scene Selection
When shooting with the Scene Selection function, the combination of functions such as the flash mode
is predetermined to make the optimum settings to match the scene. See the table below for the function
setting of each shooting mode.
Function
Shooting
mode
MENU
Macro
Flash
mode1)
AF range
finder
frame
Focus
preset
Exposure
bracket1)
White
balance
Speed
Burst1)/
Multi Burst1)
—
/
a
—
—
a
—
—
a
—
—
a2)
—
a
a
a
a
—
Control button
a Turn to the REC mode.
The menu appears.
c Select
(Camera) with b,
then select the desired mode
with v/V.
To return to normal mode
Select [Auto] or [Program] with v/V.
SL
a
a
—
/
a
a
/
a
a
a
a
a
a
/
a
a
a
a
a
a
/
a
a
a
a
—
—
—
Center AF
0.5m/
1.0m/
3.0m/7.0m
• a indicates that the function can be set to your preference.
1) When shooting movies, you cannot use this item.
2) When shooting still images, you can select only Auto or WB .
a
—
—
—
—
Advanced shooting
b Press MENU.
a
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NR slow shutter
The NR slow shutter function reduces noise
from recorded images, providing clear
images. When the shutter speed is 1/6
second or slower, the camera automatically
activates the NR slow shutter function and
“NR” is indicated next to the shutter speed
indicator.
Press PHOTO fully
down.
Shooting with special
effects PHOTO / MOVIE
— Picture Effect
You can digitally process images to obtain
special effects.
B&W
The picture is
monochrome
(black and white).
MENU
Control button
r
Capturing
Then the screen turns
black.
a Turn to the REC mode.
b Press MENU.
Sepia
The picture is sepiatoned like an old
photograph.
r
Processing
Finally, when
“Processing”
disappears, the image
has been recorded.
• Do not move the camera while
“Capturing” appears. To eliminate the
effects of vibration, using a tripod is
recommended.
• When you set a slow shutter speed, the
processing may take some time.
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The menu appears.
c Select [PFX] (P. Effect) with b/
B, then select the desired
mode with v/V.
d Shoot the image.
Before operation
Set
(Camera) in the menu to other than
[Auto] (pages 53 and 113).
To cancel Picture Effects
Select [Off] in step 3.
• Picture Effect setting is not maintained when
the power is turned off.
Advanced viewing
Selecting the folder
and playing back
images
Select the folder that images you want to
play back are stored.
d Select the desired folder with
b/B.
Single screen
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Select Folder
102
Folder Name: 102
No. Of Files: 0
Created:
2005 1 1 1:05:34
2/2
AM
OK
Cancel
101-0009
2005 1 1 10:30PM
BACK/NEXT
VOLUME
BACK/NEXT
MODE
Index (nine-image) screen
To cancel the selection
In step 5, select [Cancel].
When multiple folders are
created in the “Memory Stick
Duo”
MENU
Control button
a Turn to the PLAY mode with
MODE.
b Press MENU.
The menu appears.
c Select
(Folder) with b, then
press z.
When the first or last image in the folder is
displayed, the following indicators appear
on the screen.
: Moves to the previous folder.
: Moves to the next folder.
: Moves to both the previous and next
folders.
• SINGLE DISPLAY
Advanced viewing
e Select [OK] with v, then press
z.
Index (sixteen-image) screen
• SINGLE DISPLAY
• When no images are stored in the folder, “No
file in this folder” appears.
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Enlarging a portion of
a still image
You can enlarge a part of an image up to
five times the original size. You can also
record the magnified image as a new file.
e Adjust the image size with
(playback zoom).
Enlarging an image
— Playback zoom
/
a Turn to the PLAY mode with
MODE.
b Display the image to be
enlarged with b/B.
/
MODE
c Slide / (playback zoom) to
the
side to zoom in on the
image.
d Select the desired portion of
the image with v/V/b/B.
Press v
MENU
Control button
Press
b
Press
B
Press V
v: To view more of the top of the image
V: To view more of the bottom of the
image
b: To view more of the left side of the
image
B: To view more of the right side of the
image
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To cancel playback zoom
Press z.
• You cannot use playback zoom for movies and
Multi Burst images.
• If you slide
/
(playback zoom) to the
side while a non-enlarged image is displayed,
the LCD screen switches to the index screen
(page 45).
Recording an enlarged
image — Trimming
a Press MENU after playback
zoom.
The menu appears.
b Select [Trimming] with B, then
press z.
Playing back
successive images
— Slide Show
You can play back recorded images in
order. This function is useful for checking
your images or for presentations, etc.
The image is recorded, and the image
on the LCD screen returns to the
normal size after recording.
• 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.
Image
Folder: Plays back all images in the
selected folder.
All:
Plays back all images stored
in the “Memory Stick Duo”.
Repeat
On: Plays back images in a
continuous loop.
Off: After all the images have been
played back, the slide show
ends.
Advanced viewing
MODE
c Select the image size with v/V,
then press z.
Interval
Sets the playback interval of still
images.
3 sec/5 sec/10 sec/30 sec/1 min
d Select [Start] with V/B, then
press z.
The slide show begins.
MENU
Control button
a Turn to the PLAY mode with
MODE.
b Press MENU.
The menu appears.
c Select
(Slide) with b/B,
then press z.
Set the following items with v/V/b/B.
To cancel the slide show setting
Select [Cancel] in step 3.
To stop slide show playback
Press z, select [Exit] with B, then press z
again.
To skip to the next/previous
image during the slide show
Press B (next) or b (previous).
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• The interval settings time are just guidelines, so
it may vary depending on the image.
• When playing back images recorded in Hybrid
mode, only still images are played back.
Rotating still images
— Rotate
You can rotate an image recorded in portrait
orientation and display it in landscape
orientation.
a Turn to the PLAY mode with
MODE, and display the image
to rotate.
b Press MENU.
The menu appears.
c Select
(Rotate) with b/B,
then press z.
d Select
with v, then rotate
the image with b/B.
e Select [OK] with v/V, then
press z.
To cancel rotation
Select [Cancel] in step 4 or 5, then press
z.
MODE
MENU
Control button
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• You cannot rotate protected images and movies
and Multi Burst images.
• Even when you rotate an image recorded in
Hybrid mode, the image is not rotated in
Hybrid playback.
• You may not be able to rotate images shot with
other cameras.
• When viewing images on a computer, the
image rotation information may not be
reflected depending on the application
software.
Playing back images
shot in Multi Burst
mode
You can play back Multi Burst images
continuously or play them back frame by
frame. This function is used for checking
the image.
Playing back frame by frame
a Turn to the PLAY mode with
MODE.
a Turn to the PLAY mode with
MODE.
b Select the Multi Burst image
with b/B.
b Select the Multi Burst image
with b/B.
The selected Multi Burst image is
played back continuously.
60min 101 14/14
M
1M
The selected Multi Burst image is
played back continuously.
c Press z when the desired
frame is displayed.
“Step” appears.
101-0014
PAUSE
2005 1 1 10:30PM
BACK/NEXT
VOLUME
60min 101 14/14
M
1M
Step
12/16
Advanced viewing
MODE
Playing back continuously
To pause playback
Press z. To resume playback, press z
again. The playback starts from the frame
displayed on the LCD screen.
Control button
101-0014
PLAY
2005 1 1 10:30PM
FRAME BACK/NEXT
VOLUME
d Advance the frame with b/B.
B: A next frame is displayed. When
you keep and press B, the frame
advances.
• When Multi Burst images are played back on a
computer or on a camera without the Multi
Burst function, the 16 frames you shot will be
displayed at the same time as part of one image.
b: A previous frame is displayed.
When you keep and press b, the
frame advances in the reverse
direction.
To return to the normal playback
Press z in step 4. The playback starts
from the frame displayed on the LCD
screen.
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To delete shot images
When using this mode, you cannot delete
only certain frames. When you delete
images, all 16 of the frames are deleted at
the same time.
1 Display the desired Multi Burst image to
delete.
2 Press
Protecting images
— Protect
This function protects images against
accidental erasure.
In single-image mode
a Turn to the PLAY mode with
MODE.
b Display the image you want to
protect with b/B.
c Press MENU.
(Delete).
MODE
3 Select [Delete], then press z.
All of the frames are deleted.
The menu appears.
d Select - (Protect) with b/B,
then press z.
The displayed image is protected. The
- (protect) indicator appears on the
image.
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101
2/9
VGA
MENU
Control button
• Note that formatting the “Memory Stick Duo”
erases all the data in the “Memory Stick Duo”
even if images are protected, and these images
cannot be recovered.
• It may take some time to protect the images.
Protect
Exit
BACK/NEXT
e To continue and protect other
images, select the desired
image with b/B, then press z.
To cancel the protection
Press z again in step 4 or 5. The indicator disappears.
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In index mode
g Press MENU.
a Turn to the PLAY mode with
MODE, then slide the
(index) lever to the upper
position once to display the
index (nine-image) screen.
h Select [OK] with B, then press
z.
b Press MENU.
The menu appears.
c Select - (Protect) with b/B,
then press z.
d Select [Select] with b/B, then
press z.
e Select the image you want to
protect with v/V/b/B, then
press z.
The green - indicator appears on the
selected image.
To exit the Protect function
Select [Cancel] in step 4 or select [Exit] in
step 8, then press z.
MENU
TO NEXT
f Repeat step 5 to protect other
images.
MODE
Select the image to be unprotected with
v/V/b/B in step 5, then press z. The indicator turns gray. Repeat this operation
for all images that are to be unprotected.
Press MENU, select [OK], and then press
z.
To protect all images in the
folder
MENU
Select [All In This Folder] in step 4, and
press z. Select [On], then press z.
Select [All In This Folder] in step 4, and
press z. Select [Off], then press z.
SELECT
You can change the image size of a
recorded image, and save it as a new file.
You can resize to the following sizes:
5M, 3M, 1M, VGA
The original image is retained even after
resizing.
To cancel individual protection
To cancel protection of all
images in the folder
•
— Resize
Advanced viewing
Slide
(index) lever to the upper
position twice to display a sixteenimage screen.
The - indicator turns white. The
selected images are protected.
Changing image size
Control button
a Turn to the PLAY mode with
MODE.
b Display the image you want to
resize with b/B.
c Press MENU.
The menu appears.
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d Select
(Resize) with b/B,
then press z.
e Select the desired size with v/
V, then press z.
The resized image is recorded in the
recording folder as the newest file.
To cancel resizing
Select [Cancel] in step 5.
• 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 to an image size of 3:2.
• When you resize a 3:2 image, the upper and
lower black portions will be displayed on the
image.
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Still image printing
Printing still images
You can print images shot with your camera
by the following methods.
Direct printing (PictBridge compatible printer) (page 80)
You can print by connecting the camera directly to a PictBridge compatible
printer.
Direct printing (“Memory Stick” compatible printer)
Printing with a computer (page 98)
You can print images that have been loaded to a computer using the
“PicturePackage” software included on the CD-ROM supplied with your
camera. See the users manual supplied with the printer for the printer
operation method.
Still image printing
You can print using a “Memory Stick” compatible printer. See the users
manual supplied with the printer for details.
Printing at a shop (page 84)
Just bring the “Memory Stick Duo” and the Memory Stick Duo Adaptor to
a print service shop. You can also mark the images you want to print
beforehand with print marks.
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Single print
Direct printing
Even if you do not have a computer, you
can easily print images shot using your
camera by connecting the camera to a
PictBridge compliant printer. For
preparation, you only set the USB
connection on the Setup screen and connect
the camera to the printer with the USB
cable.
Using a PictBridge compliant printer easily
prints the index print*.
Preparing the camera
Set the USB mode on the camera to connect
the camera with a printer.
Index print
Before operation
Set the menu to the Setup screen (pages 54
and 116).
* An index print function may not be provided
depending on a printer.
• Using the AC Adaptor is recommended to
prevent the power from turning off partway
through printing.
• You cannot print movies.
• When an error notification is received from the
connected printer, the
indicator flashes for
approximately five seconds. Check the
connected printer.
Control button
• If you arrange the same image side by side,
select [This image] in single-image mode, then
set [Index] to [On] (page 82).
• The number of images printed on a single index
print differs according to the printer.
a Select
(Setup 2) with V,
then select [USB Connect]
with v/V/B.
2
b Select [PictBridge] with B/v,
then press z.
1
Setup 2
File Number:
PictBridge
USB Connect:
PTP
NTSC
Normal
Video Out:
Clock Set:
2
The USB mode is set.
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Connecting the camera to
the printer
After the connection
is made, the
indicator appears on
the LCD screen.
Even if you turn on the camera, you cannot
use the PictBridge function. Disconnect the
USB cable from the Cyber-shot Station and
set [USB Connect] to [PictBridge].
(page 80)
Printing in single-image
mode
When you connect the camera and a printer,
the print menu appears.
MODE
Still image printing
Connect the camera to the Cyber-shot
Station. Then, connect the
(USB) jack
of the Cyber-shot Station and the USB jack
on the printer with the USB cable
(supplied). Turn on the camera and printer.
The camera turns to PLAY mode regardless
of the current mode, and an image in the
selected playback folder and the print menu
appear on the LCD screen.
When [USB Connect] is not set
to [PictBridge] on the Setup
screen
MENU
Control button
101
2/9
1M
Print
All In This Folder
DPOF image
Select
This image
Cancel
a Select the desired printing
type with v/V, then press z.
101
2/9
1M
Print
All In This Folder
DPOF image
Select
This image
Cancel
Printer
All In This Folder
Prints all the images in the folder.
DPOF image
Prints all the images with the
mark (page 84) regardless of the
displayed image.
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Select
Selects the images in order. Prints all
the selected images.
1 Select the image you want to print
with b/B, then press z.
The
mark appears on the
selected image.
• Repeat this step to print other images.
2 Select [Print] with V, then press z.
This image
Prints the currently displayed image.
b Set the print setting with v/V/
b/B.
101
2/9
1M
Prnt
Index
Off
Size
Default
Date
Off
Quantity
1
Exit
OK
Index
Select [On] to print index-images.
Size
Selects the desired paper size.
Date
To insert the date and time on images,
select [Date] or [Day&Time].
• If you select [This image] in step 1 and
print index-images, the same images are
arranged side by side.
• When you select [Date] for [Date] setting,
the date will be inserted in the order set in
“Setting the date and time” (page 21).
Date function may not be provided
depending on a printer.
• Setting items the printer does not support
cannot be displayed.
c Select [Quantity] with V, select
the number of sheets with b/B.
When [Index] is set to [Off]: the
number of sheets of the selected
image.
When [Index] is set to [On]: the
number of sheets of index-images.
When [This image] is selected in step
1, this is the number of the same
image that can be arranged on a single
sheet.
• Depending on the number of index-images, it
may not be possible to arrange all of the images
on a single sheet.
d Select [OK] with V/B, then
press z.
The image is printed.
Do not disconnect the USB cable
while the
(Not disconnect USB
cable) indicator appears on the LCD
screen.
Printing
2/3
Exit
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To cancel printing
Select [Cancel] in step 1 or select [Exit] in
step 4.
To print other images
Select the image with b/B after step 4,
then select [Print].
Printing in index mode
If you connect your camera to the printer,
the print menu appears. Press [Cancel] to
exit the print menu.
a Turn to the PLAY mode with
MODE, then slide the
(index) lever to the upper
position once to display the
index (nine-image) screen.
b Press MENU.
The menu appears.
c Select
(Print) with B, then
press z.
d Select the desired printing
type with b/B, then press z.
Print
Cancel
Select DPOF image
• Repeat this step to print other images.
2 Press MENU.
DPOF image
Prints all the images with the
mark (page 84) regardless of the
displayed image.
All In This Folder
Prints all the images in the folder.
e Set the print setting with v/V/
b/B.
Prnt
Index
Off
Size
Default
Date
Off
Quantity
1
Exit
• •When you select [Date] for [Date] setting, the
date will be inserted in the order set in “Setting
the date and time” (page 21). Date function
may not be provided depending on a printer.
f Select [Quantity] with V, select
the number of sheets with b/B.
When [Index] is set to [Off]: the
number of sheets of the selected
image.
When [Index] is set to [On]: the
number of sheets of index-images.
• Depending on the number of index-images, it
may not be possible to arrange all of the images
on a single sheet.
g Select [OK] with V/B, then
press z.
The image is printed.
Do not disconnect the USB cable
while the
(Not disconnect USB
cable) indicator appears on the LCD
screen.
Still image printing
Slide the
(index) lever to the
upper position twice to display a
sixteen-image screen.
Select
Selects the images in order. Prints all
the selected images.
1 Select the image you want to print
with v/V/b/B, then press z.
The
mark appears on the
selected image.
OK
Index
Select [On] to print index-images.
Size
Selects the desired paper size.
Date
To insert the date and time on images,
select [Date] or [Day&Time].
Printing
2/3
Exit
To cancel printing
Select [Cancel] in step 4 or select [Exit] in
step 7.
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Having images
printed at a shop
Note the following items when
having images printed at a
shop.
• Contact the print service shop to
determine what “Memory Stick” types
are supported.
• When using a print service shop that does
not support “Memory Stick”, copy the
images to a CD-R, etc., and bring that to
the shop instead.
• Be sure to also bring the Memory Stick
Duo Adaptor to the shop.
• Be sure to make a backup copy of the data
before using a print service shop.
Marking print marks
Marking images you want to have printed
beforehand with print marks is convenient
when having images printed at a print
service shop.
Marking print marks in
single-image mode
a Turn to the PLAY mode with
MODE.
b Display the image you want to
mark with b/B.
MODE
c Press MENU.
The menu appears.
d Select
(DPOF) with b/B,
then press z.
The
mark is marked on the
displayed image.
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2/9
VGA
MENU
Control button
• You cannot mark movies.
• When you mark images shot in Multi Burst
mode, all the images are printed on one sheet
divided into 16 panels.
• You cannot set the number of prints.
DPOF
Exit
BACK/NEXT
e To continue and mark other
images, display the desired
image with b/B, then press z.
To unmark the
mark
Press z again in step 4 or 5. The
mark disappears.
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Marking print marks in index
mode
f Repeat step 5 to mark other
images.
a Turn to the PLAY mode with
MODE, then slide the
(index) lever to the upper
position once to display the
index (nine-image) screen.
g Press MENU.
Slide the
(index) lever to the
upper position twice to display a
sixteen-image screen.
The menu appears.
c Select
(DPOF) with b/B,
then press z.
d Select [Select] with b/B, then
press z.
• You cannot mark the
This Folder].
mark in [All In
The
mark turns white. The
mark setting is completed.
To unmark
marks
Select the images to be unmarked with v/
V/b/B in step 5, then press z.
To unmark all the
marks in the
folder
Select [All In This Folder] in step 4, then
press z. Select [Off], then press z.
Still image printing
b Press MENU.
h Select [OK] with B, then press
z.
To exit the
mark function
Select [Cancel] in step 4 or select [Exit] in
step 8.
e Select the image you want to
mark with v/V/b/B, then press
z.
The green
mark appears on the
selected image.
•
SELECT
MENU
TO NEXT
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Copying images to
your computer
— For Windows users
Recommended computer
environment
OS: Microsoft Windows 98, Windows
98SE, Windows 2000 Professional,
Windows Millennium Edition, Windows
XP Home Edition, or Windows XP
Professional
The above OS must be installed at the
factory. Operation is not assured in an
environment upgraded to the operating
systems described above or in a multi-boot
environment.
CPU: MMX Pentium 200 MHz or faster
USB connector: Provided as standard
Display: 800 × 600 dots or more
High Color (16-bit color, 65,000 colors) or
more
• This camera is compatible with Hi-Speed USB
(USB 2.0 compliant).
• Connecting with a USB interface that is
compatible with Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0compliant) allows advanced transfer (highspeed transfer).
• If you connect two or more USB equipment to
a single computer at the same time, some
equipment, including your camera, may not
operate depending on the type of USB
equipment.
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• Operations are not guaranteed when using a
USB hub.
• Operations are not guaranteed for all the
recommended computer environments
mentioned above.
USB mode
There are two modes for a USB connection
when connecting with a computer,
[Normal] and [PTP]* modes. The default
setting is the [Normal] mode. This section
describes the [Normal] mode as an
example.
* For details on the PTP connection, see page
117.
Communication with your
computer
When your computer resumes from the
suspend or sleep mode, communication
between your camera and your computer
may not recover at the same time.
When a USB connector is not
provided on your computer
When neither a USB connector nor a
“Memory Stick” slot is provided, you can
copy images using an additional device. See
the Sony Website for details.
http://www.sony.net/
Contents of the CD-ROM
x USB Driver
This driver is needed in order to connect the
camera to a computer.
When using Windows XP, you need not
install the USB driver.
x Picture Package
This application is used to transfer images
from the camera to a computer easily. It also
allows you to utilize the various functions.
When you install “Picture Package,” the
USB driver is also installed at the same
time.
• The required operations may differ depending
on your OS.
• Close down all applications running on
the computer before installing the USB
driver and application.
• When using Windows XP or Windows 2000,
log on as Administrator.
Installing the USB driver
When using Windows XP, you need not
install the USB driver.
Once the USB driver is installed, you need
not install the USB driver.
b Click [USB Driver] on the title
screen.
d Click [Yes, I want to restart my
computer now], then click
[Finish].
Do not connect your camera to
your computer at this time.
The install menu screen appears. If it
does not appear, double-click
(My
Computer) t
(PICTUREPACKAGE) in that
order.
• When also using the supplied image utility
software “Picture Package”, click [Picture
Package]. The USB driver will be installed
when “Picture Package” is installed
(page 94).
• When the computer is in use, shut
down all application software
before you install the USB driver.
The “InstallShield Wizard” screen
appears.
c Click [Next].
Your computer restarts. Then, you can
establish USB connection.
e Remove the CD-ROM.
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a Turn on your computer, and
insert the CD-ROM (supplied)
into the CD-ROM drive.
The USB driver installation starts.
When the installation is completed, the
screen informs you of completion.
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Connecting the camera to
your computer
a Turn on your computer.
d Connect the USB cable to the
(USB) jack of the Cybershot Station.
f Connect the camera to the
Cyber-shot Station and turn on
the camera.
b Insert the “Memory Stick Duo”
with the images you want to
copy into the camera.
c Connect the Cyber-shot
Station (supplied) and the AC
Adaptor (supplied), and plug
the adaptor into a wall outlet
(wall socket).
POWER
USB cable
e Connect the USB cable to your
computer.
• Make sure to slide the tray firmly.
USB Mode
Normal
Access
indicators*
1
Switch on
AC Adaptor
2 To a wall outlet
(wall socket)
• When you copy images to your computer using
the battery pack, copying may be failed or
cause data corruption by battery shutoff. We
recommend that you use the AC Adaptor.
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MENU
“USB Mode Normal” appears on the
LCD screen of the camera. When a
USB connection is established for the
first time, your computer automatically
runs the used program to recognize the
camera. Wait for a while.
• When using Windows XP, the AutoPlay wizard
automatically appears on the desktop. Proceed
to page 90.
* During communication, the access
indicators turn red. Do not operate the
computer until the indicators turn white.
• If “USB Mode Normal” does not appear in step
6, press MENU, select [USB Connect], and
set it to [Normal].
• Do not remove the camera from the
Cyber-shot Station during USB
connection, as the image data may be
destroyed. To end the USB connection,
see the note P.
P Disconnecting the USB cable
from your computer, removing
the “Memory Stick Duo” from
your camera or turning off the
camera during USB connection
For Windows 2000, Me, or XP users
on the tasktray.
Double-click here
2 Click
(Sony DSC), then click [Stop].
3 Confirm the device on the confirmation
window, then click [OK].
4 Click [OK].
Step 4 is unnecessary for Windows XP
users.
5 Disconnect the USB cable, remove the
“Memory Stick Duo”, or turn off the
camera.
For Windows 98 or 98SE users
Confirm that the access indicators (page 88)
on the screen are turned white and carry out
only step 5 above.
– Windows 98/98SE/2000/Me
a Double-click [My Computer],
then double-click [Removable
Disk].
The contents of the “Memory Stick
Duo” inserted in your camera appear.
• This section describes an example of copying
still images to the “My Documents” folder.
• When the “Removable Disk” icon is not shown,
see page 90.
• When using Windows XP, see page 90.
b Double-click [DCIM], then
double-click the folder that the
image files you want to copy
are stored.
• For movies, double-click [MP_ROOT].
c Right-click the image file to
display the menu, then select
[Copy] from the menu.
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1 Double-click
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d Double-click the [My
Documents] folder and rightclick on the “My Documents”
window to display the menu,
then select [Paste] from the
menu.
The image files are copied to the “My
Documents” folder.
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When an image with the same
file name exists in the copy
destination folder
The overwrite confirmation message
appears. When you overwrite the existing
image with the new one, the original file
data is deleted.
To change the file name
To copy an image file to the computer
without overwriting, change the file name
to the desired name and then copy the image
file. However, note that if you change the
file name, you may not be able to play back
that image with your camera. To play back
images with the camera, perform the
operation on page 94.
When a removable disk icon is
not shown
1 Right-click [My Computer] to display
the menu, then click [Properties].
The “System Properties” screen appears.
2 Display [Device Manager].
1 Click [Hardware].
2 Click [Device Manager].
• For Windows 98, 98SE, Me users,
step 1 is unnecessary. Click the
[Device Manager] tab.
3 If [ Sony DSC] is displayed, delete it.
1 Right-click [ Sony DSC].
2 Click [Uninstall]
The “Confirm Device Removal”
screen appears.
• For Windows 98, 98SE, Me users,
click [Remove].
3 Click [OK].
The device is deleted.
Try the USB driver installation again using
the CD-ROM (page 87).
– Windows XP
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Windows XP AutoPlay wizard
a Make a USB connection
(page 88). Click [Copy pictures
to a folder on my computer
using Microsoft Scanner and
Camera Wizard], then click
[OK].
The “Scanner and Camera Wizard”
screen appears.
• When copying movies, copy the movies
following the procedure on page 89.
b Click [Next].
The images stored on the “Memory
Stick Duo” are displayed.
c Click the checkbox of images
that you do not want to copy to
your computer to remove the
checkmark, then click [Next].
The “Picture Name and Destination”
screen appears.
d Select a name and destination
for your pictures, then click
[Next].
Image copying starts. When the
copying is completed, the “Other
Options” screen appears.
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e Select [Nothing. I’m finished
working with these pictures],
then click [Next].
The “Completing the Scanner and
Camera Wizard” screen appears.
f Click [Finish].
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computer
a Click [Start], then click [My
Documents].
The “My Documents” folder contents
are displayed.
The wizard closes.
• This section describes the procedure for
viewing copied images in the “My Documents”
folder.
• When not using Windows XP, double-click
[My Documents] on the desktop.
b Double-click the desired image
file.
The image is displayed.
• For playing back movies, installation of
“Picture Package” is required (page 94). Open
the file from [Viewing video and pictures on
PC] (page 97).
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• To continue copying other images, follow the
procedure given under P on page 89 to
disconnect the USB cable and reconnect it.
Then, perform the procedure from step 1
again.
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Image file storage destinations and file names
The image files recorded with your camera are grouped as folders in the “Memory Stick Duo”.
Example: when viewing folders on Windows XP
Folder containing image data which was recorded
using the camera not equipped with the folder
creating function
Folder containing image data which was recorded
using your camera, movie data which was recorded
in hybrid mode, or movie and image data which was
recorded using another camera equipped with the
folder creating function. When not creating any
folders, there is only the “101” folder
Folder containing movie data which was recorded
using your camera (except for movie data recorded
in hybrid mode). When not creating any folder, there
is only the “101” folder
Folder containing movie data, etc., which was
recorded using the camera not equipped with the
folder creating function
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• You cannot record any images to “100”
or “MSSONY” folders. The images in the
“100” folder are available only for
viewing.
• For more information about the folder,
see pages 55, 71.
Folder
File name
File meaning
101MSDCF to
999MSDCF
DSC0ssss.JPG
• Still image files shot in
– Normal mode (page 29)
– Hybrid mode (page 32)
– Exposure Bracket mode (page 62)
– Speed Burst mode (page 65)
– Multi Burst mode (page 66)
DSC0ssss.MP4
• Movie files recorded in simultaneously in hybrid mode (page 32)
M4V0ssss.MP4
• Movie files recorded in normal mode (page 30)
M4V0ssss.THM
• Index image files recorded simultaneously in movie mode (page 30)
• ssss stands for any number within the range from 0001 to 9999.
• The numerical portions of the following files are the same.
– A still image file recorded in hybrid mode and its corresponding movie files
– A movie file recorded in movie mode and its corresponding index image file
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101MNV01 to
999MNV01
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Viewing image files once
copied to a computer with
your camera
When an image file copied to a computer no
longer remains in a “Memory Stick Duo”,
you can view that image again on your
camera by copying the image file in the
computer to a “Memory Stick Duo”.
• Step 1 is not necessary when 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 your camera, playback
on your camera is not guaranteed.
• When the overwrite confirmation message
appears, enter a different number in step 1.
• When there is no folder, first create a folder
with your camera and then copy the image file
(page 55).
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a Right-click the image file, then
click [Rename]. Change the file
name to “DSC0ssss”.
For movie files, the file name format is
“M4V0ssss”.
Enter a number from 0001 to 9999 for
ssss.
• An extension may be displayed depending on
the computer settings. The extension for still
images is JPG, and the extension for movies is
MP4. Do not change the extension.
b Copy the image file to the
“Memory Stick Duo” folder.
1 Right-click the image file, then
click [Copy].
2 Select and double-click the [DCIM]
(for photo) or [MP_ROOT] (for
movie) folder from [Removable
Disk] or [Sony MemoryStick] in
[My Computer].
3 Right-click the [sssMSDCF]
(for photo) or [sssMNV01] (for
movie) folder and click [Paste].
sss stands for any number
within the range from 100 to 999.
Installing “Picture Package”
“Picture Package” is only for
Windows computers.
You can use the “Picture Package” software
on your Windows computer to compile the
images shot with your camera. When you
install “Picture Package,” the USB driver is
also installed at the same time.
• When the computer is in use, shut down all
application software before you install “Picture
Package.”
For computer environment
See page 86 for the basic Windows
operating environment. Other system
requirements are as follows.
Software: Macromedia Flash Player 6.0 or
later, Windows Media Player 7.0 or later,
DirectX 9.0b or later
Sound card: 16-bit stereo sound card with
speakers
Memory: 64 MB or more (128 MB or
more is recommended.)
Hard Disk: Disk space required for
installation: approximately 500 MB
Display: Video card (Direct Draw driver
compliant) with 4 MB of VRAM
• When automatically creating slide shows
(page 98), a Pentium III 500 MHz or
faster CPU is required.
• This software is compatible with DirectX
technology. “DirectX” must be installed
for use.
• A separate environment for operating the
recording device is required in order to
write to CD-Rs.
a Turn on your computer, and
insert the CD-ROM (supplied)
into the CD-ROM drive.
When playing back an MPEG-4 (MP4) file,
the following computer environment is
required.
OS: Microsoft Windows 2000
Professional, Windows XP Home Edition,
Windows XP Professional
IBM PC/AT (DOS/V) compatible
computers on which the above OS is
preinstalled.
CPU: Intel Pentium III 1 GHz or faster is
recommended
Memory: 256 MB or more is
recommended
b Click [Picture Package].
c Select the desired language,
then click [Next].
The installation menu screen appears.
• This section describes the English screen.
d Click [Next].
The “License Agreement” screen
appears.
Read the agreement carefully. If you
accept the terms of the agreement,
check the “I accept the terms of the
license agreement” checkbox and click
[Next].
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• If you have not yet installed the USB
driver (page 87), do not connect the
camera to the computer before you install
the “Picture Package” software (except for
Windows XP).
“Choose Setup Language” screen
appears.
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e Click [Next].
g Confirm if the checkbox of
“Yes, I want to restart my
computer now” is checked,
then click [Finish].
Your computer restarts.
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“Picture Package”
Connect the camera and your computer
with the USB cable.
“Picture Package” starts up automatically
and the images are copied to the computer
automatically. After the images are copied,
“Picture Package Viewer” starts up and the
images copied are displayed.
f Click [Install] on the “Ready to
Install the Program” screen.
The installation starts.
The shortcut icons of “Picture Package
Menu” and “Picture Package
destination Folder” are displayed.
h Remove the CD-ROM.
If the “Welcome to setup for Direct X”
screen appears after you install the
application software, follow the
instructions.
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• Normally “Picture Package” and “Date” folders
are created inside the “My Picture” folder, and
all of the image files recorded with the camera
are copied into these folders.
• If “Picture Package” cannot copy images
automatically, start up “Picture Package Menu”
and check [Settings] in [Copy automatically].
Using “Picture Package”
Start up the [Picture Package Menu] on the
desktop to use the various functions.
Technical support of “Picture
Package” is provided by the Pixela
User Support Center. For more
information, refer to the enclosed
information with the CD-ROM.
Storing images on a CD-R
Click [Viewing video and pictures on PC]
on the left side of the screen, then click
[Viewing video and pictures on PC] in the
lower-right corner of the screen.
Click [Save the images on CD-R] on the left
side of the screen, then click [Save the
images on CD-R] in the lower-right corner
of the screen.
The screen used for viewing images
appears.
The screen used for storing images on
a CD-R appears.
• A CD-R drive is required to store images
on a CD-R. For further information on
compatible drives, see the following home
page of the Pixela User Support Center.
http://www.ppackage.com/
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• The initial screen may differ depending on your
computer. You can change the menu display
order to suit your taste by clicking [Settings] at
the lower-right corner of the screen.
• For details on the use of the application
software, click
at the upper-right corner of
each screen to show the on-line help.
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Creating a slide show
Printing images
Click [Automatic Slideshow Producer] on
the left side of the screen, then click
[Automatic Slideshow Producer] in the
lower-right corner of the screen.
a Perform the procedures
described under “Viewing
images on a computer”
(page 97) to display the list of
images.
d Click [File] in the upper-left
corner of the screen, then
select [Print].
b Double-click and select the
images you want to print from
the list.
The screen used for creating a slide
show appears.
c Click the
screen.
button on the
The screen used for printing images
appears.
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The printing wizard screen appears.
e Set the paper size and the
number of sheets and print
images.
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your computer
— For Macintosh users
Recommended computer
environment
• If you connect two or more USB equipment to
a single computer at the same time, some
equipment, including your camera, may not
operate depending on the type of USB
equipment.
• Operations are not guaranteed when using a
USB hub.
• Operations are not guaranteed for all the
recommended computer environments
mentioned above.
There are two modes for a USB connection
when connecting with a computer,
[Normal] and [PTP]* modes. The default
setting is the [Normal] mode. This section
describes the [Normal] mode as an
example.
* For details on the PTP connection, see page
117.
Communication with your
computer
When your computer resumes from the
suspend or sleep mode, communication
between your camera and your computer
may not recover at the same time.
When a USB connector is not
provided on your computer
a Connecting your camera to
your computer
For details, see page 88.
Disconnecting the USB cable,
removing the “Memory Stick Duo”
from your camera or turning off the
power during USB connection
Drag and drop the drive icon or the icon of
the “Memory Stick” to the “Trash” icon,
then disconnect the USB cable, remove the
“Memory Stick Duo”, or turn off the
camera.
• If you are using Mac OS X v10.0, disconnect
the USB cable etc., after you have turned your
computer off.
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OS: Mac OS 9.1, 9.2, or Mac OS X (v10.0/
v10.1/v10.2/v10.3)
The above OS must be installed at the
factory.
USB connector: Provided as standard
USB mode
When neither a USB connector nor a
“Memory Stick” slot is provided, you can
copy images using an additional device. See
the Sony Website for details.
http://www.sony.net/
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b Copying images
1 Double-click the newly recognized icon
on the desktop.
The contents of the “Memory Stick
Duo” inserted in your camera appear.
2 Double-click [DCIM].
For movies, double-click [MP_ROOT].
3 Double-click the folder that the images
you want to copy are stored.
4 Drag and drop the image files to the hard
disk icon.
• The image files are copied to your hard disk.
For details on the storage location of the images
and file names, see page 92.
c Viewing the images on your
computer
1 Double-click the hard disk icon.
2 Double-click the desired image file in
the folder containing the copied
files.The image file opens.
• To view movies, MPEG4 compliant application
software is required.
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Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
If you experience trouble with your camera,
try the following solutions.
2 Should your camera still not work
properly, press the RESET button using
a fine-tipped object, then turn on the
power again. (All the settings including
date and time are cleared.)
1 First check the items on the tables below.
If code displays “C:ss:ss”
appear on the screen, the selfdiagnosis display function is
working (page 112).
3 Should your camera still not work
properly, consult your Sony dealer or
local authorized Sony service facility.
RESET button
Symptom
Cause/Solution
You cannot charge the battery pack.
• The camera is turned on. Turn the camera off (page 19).
The battery pack cannot be installed.
• Install the battery pack correctly (page 14).
The /CHG lamp flashes when
charging a battery pack.
• Install the battery pack correctly (page 14).
• The battery pack has malfunctioned. Consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service
facility.
• The battery pack is discharged. Re-insert the AC Adaptor and then charge the battery pack.
The /CHG lamp does not light up
when charging a battery pack.
• The AC Adaptor is disconnected. Properly connect the AC Adaptor (page 14).
• The AC Adaptor has malfunctioned. Consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service
facility.
• Install the battery pack correctly (page 14).
• The battery pack is completely charged.
• The battery pack is discharged. Re-insert the AC Adaptor and then charge the battery pack.
• Properly install the camera to the Cyber-shot Station (page 12).
Troubleshooting
Battery pack and power
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Symptom
Cause/Solution
The battery remaining indicator is
incorrect, or sufficient battery
remaining indicator is displayed but
the power runs out soon.
• You have used the camera in an extremely hot or an extremely cold location (page 118).
• A deviation has occurred in the remaining battery time. Fully discharge and then charge the battery
pack so that the battery remaining indicator functions correctly (page 16).
• The battery pack is discharged. Install a charged battery pack (page 14).
• The battery pack is dead (page 121). Replace the battery pack with a new one.
The battery pack runs down too
quickly.
• The battery pack is dead (page 121). Replace the battery pack with a new one.
• You have used the camera in an extremely cold location (page 120).
• The battery terminal is dirty. Clean the battery terminal with a cotton swab, etc., and charge the battery
pack.
• After charging the battery pack, disconnect the DC plug from your camera.
You cannot turn on the camera.
• Install the battery pack correctly (page 14).
• The AC Adaptor is disconnected. Properly connect the AC Adaptor (page 18).
• The AC Adaptor has malfunctioned. Consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service
facility.
• The battery pack is discharged. Install a charged battery pack (page 14).
• The battery pack is dead (page 121). Replace the battery pack with a new one.
• Properly install the camera to the Cyber-shot Station (page 12).
• It is due to open the LCD panel fast. Rotate the LCD panel slowly again.
The power turns off suddenly.
• If you do not operate the camera for about three minutes while the power is on, the camera turns off
automatically to prevent wearing down the battery pack. Turn on the camera again (page 19) or use
the AC Adaptor (page 18).
• The battery pack is discharged. Install a charged battery pack (page 14).
• Properly install the camera to the Cyber-shot Station (page 12).
Shooting still images/movies
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Symptom
Cause/Solution
The LCD screen is not turned on even
when the power is turned on.
• The LCD backlight is turned off with
(page 35).
The subject is not visible on the LCD
screen.
• Turn to the REC mode with MODE (page 29).
The LCD screen turns blue and the
subject does not appear when
recording movies.
• The image size is set to [640 (30fps)] while an A/V connecting cable is connected to the A/V OUT
(STEREO) jack. Disconnect the A/V connecting cable or set the image size to other than [640 (30fps)].
in the dark place. Turn on the LCD backlight with
Symptom
Cause/Solution
The image is out of focus.
• The subject is too close. Set the camera to the close-ups (Macro) recording mode, and position the
camera further away from the minimum shooting distance until the AE/AF lock indicator changes
from flashing to lighted when PHOTO is pressed and held halfway down, then shoot the image
(page 36). Or, select
(Magnifying glass mode) and focus at a distance of 1 cm to 20 cm from the
subject.
• Select the other mode than
(Magnifying glass mode),
(Twilight mode),
(Landscape
mode) or
(Fireworks mode) for the Scene Selection function (page 69).
• The focus preset function is selected. Set to the auto focus mode (page 58).
Optical zoom does not work.
• Select the other mode than
Digital zoom does not function.
• [Digital Zoom] is set to [Off] on the Setup screen. Set [Digital Zoom] to [On] (pages 35 and 116).
The image is too dark.
• You are shooting a subject with a light source behind the subject. Select the metering mode (page 61)
or adjust the exposure (page 59).
• The brightness of the LCD screen is too low. Adjust the brightness of the LCD backlight (page 117).
• Turn on the LCD backlight with
(page 35).
The image is too bright.
• You are shooting a spotlighted subject in a dark location such as on a stage. Adjust the exposure
(page 59).
• The brightness of the LCD screen is too bright. Adjust the brightness of the LCD backlight (page 117).
The image is monochrome (black and
white).
• Set [PFX] (P. Effect) to the other modes than [B&W] (page 70).
Vertical streaks appear when you are
shooting a very bright subject.
• The smear phenomenon is occurring. This is not a malfunction.
Noise appears in the image when you
view the LCD screen in a dark place.
• The camera is functioning to increase the visibility of the LCD screen by temporarily brightening the
image under conditions of low illumination. There is no effect on the recorded image.
Your camera cannot record images.
• No “Memory Stick Duo” has been inserted. Insert a “Memory Stick Duo” (page 23).
• The capacity of the “Memory Stick Duo” is full. Delete unnecessary images saved in the “Memory
Stick Duo” (page 49) or 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 119).
• You cannot record images while charging the flash.
• Turn to the REC mode with MODE (page 29).
Recording takes a long time.
• NR slow shutter function is activated (page 70).
(Magnifying glass mode) for the Scene Selection function (page 67).
Troubleshooting
103
104
Symptom
Cause/Solution
The flash does not work.
• The flash is set to
(No flash). Set the flash to auto (No indicator), (Forced flash) or SL (Slow
synchro) (page 39).
• Select the other mode than
(Twilight mode),
(Fireworks mode) or
(Candle mode) for the
Scene Selection function (page 69).
• When
(Magnifying glass mode),
(Landscape mode),
(Snow mode),
(Beach mode)
or
(High-speed shutter mode) is selected for the Scene Selection function, set the flash to
(Forced flash) (page 39).
• Set [Mode] (REC Mode) to [Normal].
• The flash cannot be used when shooting movies.
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-ups (Macro) function does
not work.
• Select the other mode than
(Magnifying glass mode),
(Twilight mode),
(Landscape
mode),
(Fireworks mode) or
(Candle mode) for the Scene Selection function (page 69).
You cannot shoot continuously.
• The capacity of the “Memory Stick Duo” is full. Delete unnecessary images saved in the “Memory
Stick Duo” (page 49) or change the “Memory Stick Duo”.
• The battery pack is discharged, so you can shoot only one image. Install a charged battery pack
(page 14).
The eyes of the subject come out red.
• Set [Red Eye Reduction] on the Setup screen to [On] (pages 40 and 116).
• Approach the subject and shoot from within the recommended shooting distance using the flash
(page 39).
• Increase the indoor brightness and shoot the image.
The date and time are recorded
incorrectly.
• Set the correct date and time (pages 21 and 117).
The F value and shutter speed flash
when you press and hold PHOTO
halfway down.
• Adjust the correct exposure (page 59).
Viewing images
Symptom
Cause/Solution
Your camera cannot play back images. •
•
•
•
Turn to the PLAY mode with MODE (page 43).
Movie files not recorded with this camera are not guaranteed.
The folder/file name has been changed on your computer (page 94).
Playback of image files that have been modified by a computer or images shot using other cameras on
your camera is not guaranteed.
• The camera is in USB mode. Cancel USB communication (pages 89 and 99).
The image appears rough right after
playback starts.
• The image may appear rough right after playback starts due to the image processing. This condition is
not a malfunction.
The image does not appear on the TV
screen.
• The video output signal setting of your camera on the Setup screen is incorrect. Change the setting
(pages 54 and 117).
• The connection is not correct. Check the connection (page 46).
• The USB jack is connected. Follow the procedure of the note P on page 89 (Windows) or 1 on page
99 (Macintosh) and disconnect the USB cable.
The image cannot be played back on a
computer.
• See page 106.
Symptom
Cause/Solution
Your camera cannot delete an image.
• The image is protected. Cancel the protection (page 76).
• 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 119).
You have deleted an image by
mistake.
• Marking - (protect) will prevent you from deleting images by mistake (page 76).
• If you are using the “Memory Stick Duo” with write-protect switch, we recommend that you set the
switch to the LOCK position to prevent accidental erasure (page 119).
The resizing function does not work.
• You cannot resize movies and Multi Burst images.
You cannot display a print (DPOF)
mark.
• You cannot display print (DPOF) marks on movies.
Troubleshooting
Deleting/Editing Images
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Computers
Symptom
Cause/Solution
You do not know if the OS of your
computer is compatible.
• Check “Recommended computer environment” (pages 86 and 99).
You cannot install the USB driver.
• In Windows 2000, log on as Administrator (authorized Administrators) (page 86).
Your computer does not recognize
your camera.
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
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Turn on the camera (page 19).
The battery level is low. Use the AC Adaptor (page 18).
Use the supplied USB cable (pages 88 and 99).
Disconnect the USB cable from both the computer and the Cyber-shot Station, and connect it again
firmly. Make sure that “USB Mode” is displayed on the LCD screen (page 88).
Properly install the camera to the Cyber-shot Station (page 12).
Set [USB Connect] to [Normal] on the Setup screen (pages 54 and 117).
The USB connectors on your computer are connected to other equipment besides the keyboard, the
mouse and the Cyber-shot Station. Disconnect all equipment other than the keybord and the mouse
from the USB connectors (page 86).
The camera is not connected directly to your computer. Connect the camera directly to your computer
without passing through a USB hub or other device (page 86).
Install the USB driver (page 87).
Your computer does not properly recognize the device because you connected the camera and your
computer with the USB cable before you installed the “USB Driver” from the supplied CD-ROM.
Delete the erroneously recognized device from your computer (page 90), then install the USB driver
(page 87).
You cannot copy images.
• Make a correct USB connection between the camera and your computer (page 88).
• Follow the designated copy procedure for your OS (pages 89, 90, 96 and 99).
• You attempted to shoot using a “Memory Stick Duo” formatted by a computer. Shoot using a
“Memory Stick Duo” formatted by your camera.
After making a USB connection,
“Picture Package” does not
automatically start.
• Start up the “Picture Package Menu” and check [Settings].
• Make a USB connection when the computer is turned on (page 88).
The image cannot be played back on a
computer.
• If you are using the “Picture Package” application software, click on help at the upper-right corner of
each screen.
• 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 “Memory Stick Duo”. Copy the movie to the hard
disk of your computer and then play back the movie from the hard disk (pages 89, 96 and 99).
Symptom
Cause/Solution
You cannot print an image.
• Check the printer settings.
Images once copied to a computer
cannot be viewed on the camera.
• Copied to a wrong folder. Copy them to an available folders, such as “101MSDCF” (page 92).
• The folder/file name has been changed on your computer (page 94).
“Memory Stick Duo”
Symptom
Cause/Solution
You cannot insert a “Memory Stick
Duo”.
• You are inserting the “Memory Stick Duo” backwards. Insert the “Memory Stick Duo” from the
correct side (page 23).
You cannot record on a “Memory Stick • You are using the “Memory Stick Duo” with the write-protect switch, and the switch is set to the
Duo”.
LOCK position. Set the switch to the recording position (page 119).
• The capacity of the “Memory Stick Duo” is full. Delete unnecessary images (page 49).
• 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 119).
You have formatted a “Memory Stick
Duo” by mistake.
• All the data on the “Memory Stick Duo” are deleted by formatting. You cannot restore them. If you
are using the “Memory Stick Duo” with write-protect switch, we recommend that you set the switch
to the LOCK position to prevent accidental erasure (page 119).
PictBridge compliant printer
Symptom
Cause/Solution
The connection cannot be
established.
•
•
•
•
Troubleshooting
You cannot format a “Memory Stick
Duo”.
Consult with the printer manufacturer whether the printer is compliant with the PictBridge or not.
Check that the printer is turned on and can connect with the camera.
Set [USB Connect] to [PictBridge] on the Setup screen (page 117).
Depending on the circumstances, the connection may not be established. Disconnect and connect the
USB cable again. If an error message is indicated on the printer, refer to the operating instructions
supplied with the printer.
107
108
Symptom
Cause/Solution
You cannot print images.
• The camera is not connected to the printer. Check that the camera and the printer are properly
connected using the USB cable.
• Turn on the printer. For further information, refer to the operating instructions supplied with it.
• If you select [Exit] during printing, you may not print again depending on your printer. Disconnect and
connect the USB cable again. If you cannot print still, disconnect the USB cable, turn off and on the
printer, then connect the USB cable again.
• Movies cannot be printed.
• Images modified with a computer or images shot using other than this camera may not be able to be
printed.
Printing is canceled.
• You disconnected the USB cable before the
You cannot insert the date or print
images in the index mode.
• Consult with the printer manufacturer whether the printer provides date function or index print
function or not.
• The date may not be inserted in the index mode depending on the printer. Consult with the printer
manufacturer.
The paper size you want to print on
does not appear.
• Check with the printer manufacturer whether the printer supports the paper size you want to print on.
“---- -- --” is printed on the dateinserted part.
• The images that do not have the recording date data cannot be printed with the date inserted. Set [Date]
to [Off] and print the image.
You cannot print with the current
paper size setting of the printer.
• If the printer paper was changed to paper of a different size after the camera was connected to the
printer, disconnect and connect the USB cable again.
• The printing setting of the camera differs from the printer setting. Change the paper size setting of the
camera (pages 82 and 83) or change the printer setting.
You cannot perform other operations
when printing is stopped.
• The printer is performing the printing stop processing, so wait for this processing to finish. (This
processing may take some time depending on the printer.)
(Not disconnect USB cable) mark disappears.
Others
Symptom
Cause/Solution
Your camera does not work.
• You are not using an “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack. Use an “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack (page 120).
• The battery level is low. (The E indicator appears.) Charge the battery pack (page 14).
• Connect the AC Adaptor securely to the DC IN jack of your camera and to a wall outlet (wall socket)
(page 18).
• Properly install the camera to the Cyber-shot Station (page 12).
The power is on, but the camera does
not work.
• The built-in microcomputer is not working properly. Disconnect, and then, after one minute, reconnect
all power sources and turn on the camera. If this does not work, press the RESET button with a finetipped object, then turn the power on again. (This will clear the date and time settings, etc.) (page 101)
You cannot identify an indicator on the • Check the indicator (pages 123 to 126).
screen.
The lens gets fogged.
• Moisture condensation has occurred. Turn off the camera and leave for about an hour at room
temperature for the moisture to evaporate before use (page 118).
The camera becomes warm when you
use it for the long time.
• This is not a malfunction.
Troubleshooting
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Warnings and
messages
The following messages may appear on the screen.
Message
Meaning/Corrective Action
No Memory Stick
• Insert a “Memory Stick Duo” (page 23).
System error
• Turn the power off and on again (page 19).
Memory Stick error
•
•
•
•
Memory Stick type error
• The inserted “Memory Stick Duo” cannot be used in your camera (page 119).
Format error
• Failed to format the “Memory Stick Duo.” Format the “Memory Stick Duo” again (page 51).
Memory Stick locked
• 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 119).
No memory space
• The capacity of the “Memory Stick Duo” is insufficient. You cannot record images. Delete unnecessary images (page
49).
Read only memory
• Your camera cannot record or delete images to this “Memory Stick Duo.”
No file in this folder
• No images have been recorded in this folder.
Folder error
• A folder with the same first three digits number already exists in the “Memory Stick Duo.” (For example:
123MSDCF and 123ABCDE) Select other folders, or create a new folder.
The inserted “Memory Stick Duo” cannot be used in your camera (page 119).
The “Memory Stick Duo” is damaged.
The terminal section of the “Memory Stick Duo” is dirty.
Insert the “Memory Stick Duo” correctly (page 23).
Cannot create more folders • The folder whose first three digits of the name is “999” exists in the “Memory Stick Duo.” You cannot create any
folders.
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Cannot record
• The camera cannot record images in the selected folder. Select a different folder (page 56).
File error
• An error occurred while playing back the image.
File protect
• The image is protected against erasure. Release the protection (page 76).
For "InfoLITHIUM" battery
only
• The battery pack is not the “InfoLITHIUM” type.
Image size over
• You are playing back an image of a size that cannot be played back on your camera.
Message
Meaning/Corrective Action
Invalid operation
• You are playing back a file that was created on equipment other than this camera.
• The battery level is low or zero. Charge the battery pack (page 14). 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.
• Camera shake may occur due to insufficient light. Use the flash, mount the camera on a tripod, or otherwise secure
the camera in place.
Turn the power off and on
again
• A problem with the lens caused an error.
Enable printer to connect
• [USB Connect] is set to [PictBridge], however the camera is connected to a non-PictBridge compliant device. Check
the device.
• Depending on the circumstances, the connection may not be established. Disconnect and connect the USB cable
again. If an error message is indicated on the printer, refer to the operating instructions supplied with the printer.
Connect to
• You tried to print images before the printer connection was established. Connect to a PictBridge compliant printer.
device
• You tried to execute [DPOF image] without checking the
mark.
• You tried to execute [All In This Folder] while selecting the folder that stores only movies. You cannot print movies.
Printer busy
• Since the printer is busy, it cannot receive print requests. Check the printer.
Paper error
• A paper error occurred, such as paper-out, paper-jam, etc. Check the printer.
Ink error
• An ink error has occurred in the connected printer, or the ink level is low. Check the printer.
Printer error
• The camera received an error from the printer. Check the printer, or check if the image you want to print is corrupted.
• The data transmission to the printer may not be completed yet. Do not disconnect the USB cable.
Processing
Troubleshooting
No printable image
• The printer is performing the printing stop processing. Printing is not possible until this processing is completed.
This processing may take some time depending on the printer.
111
Self-diagnosis display
– If a code starting with an alphabet
letter appears
Your camera has a self-diagnosis display.
This function displays the camera condition
on the LCD screen with a combination of a
letter and four numerical digits. If this
occurs, check the following code chart and
attempt the corresponding corrective
actions. The last two digits (indicated by
ss) will differ depending on the state of
the camera.
C:32:ss
Self-diagnosis display
112
Code
Cause
Countermeasure
C:32: ss
There is trouble with your
camera’s hardware.
• Turn the power off and on again
(page 19).
C:13: ss
The camera cannot read or write • Re-insert the “Memory Stick Duo”
data on the “Memory Stick Duo.”
several times.
E:61: ss
E:91: ss
An unformatted “Memory Stick
Duo” is inserted.
• Format the “Memory Stick Duo”
(page 51).
The inserted “Memory Stick
Duo” cannot be used with your
camera, or the data is damaged.
• Insert a new “Memory Stick Duo”
(page 23).
A camera malfunction that you
cannot reverse has occurred.
• Press the RESET button (page 101), then
turn the power on again.
If you are unable to solve the problem even after trying the corrective actions a few times,
contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility.
Additional information
Menu items
Menu items that can be modified differ depending on the setting.
Menu items are maintained even when the power is turned off or the mode is changed using the MODE button (except [PFX] (P.Effect)).
Factory settings are indicated with x.
In REC mode
Item
(Camera)
Available Setting
mode
PHOTO
MOVIE
(EV)1)
/
/
/
Description
/
/
/
/
/
/ Program / xAuto
Sets the camera mode (page 31).
9 (Focus)1)2)
PHOTO
MOVIE
/ 7.0m / 3.0m / 1.0m / 0.5m /
Spot AF / Center AF / xMulti AF
Chooses the auto focus method (page 57), or sets the focus preset distance
(page 58).
WB (White Bal)1)2)
PHOTO
MOVIE
ISO1)
WB /
/
/
/
/ xAuto Sets the white balance (page 63).
PHOTO
400 / 200 / 100 / xAuto
Selects the ISO sensitivity. 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.
• Note that the image tends to become noisier as the ISO sensitivity number
increases.
(P.Quality)1)
PHOTO
xFine / Standard
Records images with fine/standard quality (page 54).
Mode (REC Mode)2)
PHOTO
Multi Burst3)
– Records a continuous burst of 16 frames within a single still image
(page 66).
– Records three images with the exposure value of each image slightly
shifted (page 62).
– Records continuously (page 65).
– Records an image using the normal recording mode.
Exp Brktg3)
Speed Burst3)
xNormal
Additional information
Adjusts the exposure (page 59).
MOVIE
+2.0EV / +1.7EV / +1.3EV /
+1.0EV / +0.7EV / +0.3EV / x0EV
/ –0.3EV / –0.7EV / –1.0EV /
–1.3EV / –1.7EV / –2.0EV
PHOTO
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Item
Available Setting
mode
Description
BRK (Bracket
Step)4)
PHOTO
±1.0EV / x±0.7EV / ±0.3EV
Sets the exposure compensation value when recording three images with
each exposure adjustment value (page 62). (This setting cannot be made
when [Mode] (REC Mode) in the menu is set to other than [Exp Brktg].)
(Interval)4)
PHOTO
1/7.5 / 1/15 / x1/30
Selects the Multi Burst shutter interval (page 66). (This setting cannot be
made when [Mode] (REC Mode) in the menu is set to other than [Multi
Burst].)
(Flash Level)5)
PHOTO
+ / xNormal / –
Selects the amount of flash light (page 64).
PHOTO
MOVIE
B&W / Sepia / xOff
Sets the image special effects (page 70).
+ / xNormal / –
Adjusts the saturation of the image. The
the setting is Normal).
+ / xNormal / –
Adjusts the contrast of the image. The
the setting is Normal).
+ / xNormal / –
Adjusts the sharpness of the image. The
the setting is Normal).
M
PFX (P.Effect)1)
(Saturation)6)
(Contrast)6)
(Sharpness)6)
1) This
PHOTO
PHOTO
PHOTO
indicator appears (except when
indicator appears (except when
indicator appears (except when
does not appear when
(Camera) in the menu is set to [Auto].
available settings are limited according to the
(Camera) setting in the menu.
3) This does not appear in Hybrid mode.
4) This does not appear when
(Camera) in the menu is set to [Auto],
(Magnifying glass mode),
(Twilight mode),
(Twilight portrait mode),
(Fireworks mode) or (Candle mode).
5) This does not appear when
(Camera) in the menu is set to [Auto],
(Twilight mode),
(Fireworks mode) or (Candle mode).
6) This does not appear when
(Camera) in the menu is set to other than [Program].
2) The
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In PLAY mode
Item
Description
OK / Cancel
Selects the folder containing the image you want to play back (page 71).
(Protect)
—
Protects and unprotects images against accidental erasure (page 76).
(DPOF)
—
Marks and unmarks the print (DPOF) mark on still images you want to print
(page 84).
(Print)
—
Prints images using a PictBridge compliant printer (page 80).
(Slide)
Interval
Start
Cancel
– Sets the slide show interval for still images (page 73). (Only in single-image
mode)
x3 sec / 5 sec / 10 sec / 30 sec / 1 min
– Sets the range of the playback images.
xFolder / All
– Plays back images repeatedly.
xOn / Off
– Starts the slide show.
– Cancels the slide show.
(Resize)
5M / 3M / 1M / VGA / Cancel
Changes the recorded still image size (page 77). (Only in single-image mode)
(Rotate)
(counter clockwise) /
(clockwise) / OK / Cancel
Image
Repeat
Rotates the still image (page 74). (Only in single-image mode)
Additional information
Setting
(Folder)
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Setup items
The Setup screen appears when you advance to
Factory settings are indicated with x.
in the menu and press B again.
(Camera)
Item
Setting
Description
Hybrid Rec
xNormal / Pre Rec
Selects whether to record only a pre movie or pre/post movies in Hybrid mode
(page 32).
Digital Zoom
On / xOff
Selects whether to use the digital zoom (page 35).
Date/time
Day&Time / Date / xOff
Selects whether to superimpose the date or time onto the image (page 41).
The date and time are not inserted in movie or Multi Burst mode. Also, the date and
time appear only during playback, and do not appear during recording.
Red Eye Reduction
On / xOff
Reduces the red-eye phenomenon when using a flash (page 40).
AF Illuminator
xAuto / Off
Selects whether to emit an AF assist light in the dark. Helps when it is hard to focus
on the subject under dark lighting (page 40).
Auto Review
On / xOff
Selects whether to automatically display the recorded image on the LCD screen
immediately after shooting a still image. When set to [On], the recorded image is
displayed for approximately two seconds. (In hybrid mode, the image is not
displayed.) You cannot shoot the next image during the period.
(Memory Stick Tool)
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Item
Setting
Description
Format
OK / Cancel
Formats the “Memory Stick Duo.” Note that formatting irrevocably erases all data on a “Memory Stick
Duo,” including even protected images (page 51).
Create REC.
Folder
OK / Cancel
Creates a folder for recording images (page 55).
Change REC.
Folder
OK / Cancel
Changes a folder for recording images (page 56).
1
(Setup 1)
Item
Setting
Description
Beep
Shutter
xOn
Off
– Turns on the shutter sound when you press PHOTO.
– Turns on the beep/shutter sound when you press the control button/ press PHOTO.
– Turns off the beep/shutter sound.
LCD Backlight
Bright / xNormal
Selects the brightness of the LCD backlight. Selecting [Bright] makes the screen bright and easy
to see when using the camera outdoors or in other bright locations, but also uses up the battery
charge faster. Displayed only when you are using the camera with the battery pack.
A Language
—
Displays the menu items, warnings and messages in selected language.
Item
Setting
Description
File Number
xSeries
– Assigns numbers to files in sequence even if the “Memory Stick Duo” is changed or the
recording folder is changed.
– Resets the file numbering and starts from 0001 each time the folder is changed. (When the
recording folder contains a file, a number one higher than the largest number is assigned.)
2
(Setup 2)
Reset
xNormal
– Connects the camera with a PictBridge compatible printer (page 80).
– When a PTP connection is made, the Copy Wizard automatically starts up and copies the
images in the recording folder (page 90) set in the camera to the computer. (This supports
Windows XP and Mac OS X.)
– Makes a USB connection between the camera and a computer (page 88).
Video Out
NTSC
PAL
– Sets the video output signal to NTSC mode (e.g., USA, Japan).
– Sets the video output signal to PAL mode (e.g., Europe).
Clock Set
OK / Cancel
Sets the date and time (pages 21 and 54).
PictBridge
PTP
Additional information
USB Connect
117
Precautions
Do not leave the camera in the
following places
• In extremely hot place, such as in a car
parked in the sun. The camera body may
become deformed or this may cause a
malfunction.
• Under direct sunlight or near a heater.
The camera body may become discolored
or deformed, or this may cause a
malfunction.
• On rocking vibration
• Near strong magnetic place
• In sandy or dusty places, be careful not to
let sand or dust get into the camera. This
may cause the camera to malfunction, and
in some cases this malfunction cannot be
repaired.
On carrying
Do not sit down in a chair or other place
with the camera in the back pocket of your
trousers or skirt, as this may cause
malfunction or damage the camera.
On cleaning
Cleaning the LCD screen
Wipe the screen surface with an LCD
cleaning kit (not supplied) to remove
fingerprints, dust, etc.
118
Cleaning the lens
Wipe the lens with a soft cloth to remove
fingerprints, dust, etc.
Cleaning the DC plug
Clean the DC plug of the AC Adaptor with
a dry cotton bud. Do not use the dirty plug.
Use of the dirty plug may not properly
charge the battery pack.
Cleaning the camera surface
Clean the camera surface with a soft cloth
slightly moistened with water, then wipe
the surface with a dry cloth. Do not use the
following as this may damage the finish or
the casing.
– Chemical products such as thinner,
benzine, alcohol, disposable cloth, insect
repellent or insecticide, etc.
– Touch the camera with the above on your
hand
– Contact with rubber or vinyl for a long
time
On moisture condensation
If the camera is brought directly from a cold
to a warm location, or is placed in a very
damp room, moisture may condense inside
or outside the camera. This moisture
condensation may cause a malfunction of
the camera.
Moisture condensation occurs easily
when:
• The camera is brought from a cold
location such as a ski slope into a warmly
heated room
• The camera is taken from an airconditioned room or car interior to the hot
outdoors, etc.
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 a period
of time (about an hour).
On operating temperature
Your camera is designed for use between
the temperatures of 0°C and 40°C (32°F and
104°F). Shooting in extremely cold or hot
places that exceed this range is not
recommended.
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.
On internal rechargeable battery
Charging method
Connect the camera to a wall outlet (wall
socket) using the AC Adaptor, or install a
charged battery pack, and leave the camera
for 24 hours or more with the power off.
2)
On “Memory Stick”
“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
following table. However, proper operation
cannot be guaranteed for all “Memory
Stick” functions.
“Memory Stick” type
Recording/
Playback
Memory Stick
–
Memory Stick
(MagicGate/high-speed
data transfer)
–
Memory Stick Duo
a
Memory Stick Duo
(MagicGate/high-speed
data transfer)
a1)2)
MagicGate Memory Stick
–
MagicGate Memory Stick
Duo
a1)
Memory Stick PRO
–
Memory Stick PRO Duo
a1)2)
1)
Supports high-speed data transfer using a
parallel interface.
• “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.
Notes on using “Memory Stick Duo”
(supplied)
• You cannot record, edit or delete images if you
slide the write-protect switch3) to LOCK with a
fine-tipped object..
Terminal
Write-protect
switch3)
Memo area
“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.
The position or the shape of the write-protect
switch3) may differ depending on the “Memory
Stick Duo” you use.
3)
The “Memory Stick Duo” supplied with this
camera does not have a write-protect switch.
When using the supplied “Memory Stick
Duo,” be careful not to edit or delete data by
mistake.
Additional information
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.
119
• 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 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 of the “Memory
Stick Duo” with your hand or a metal object.
• Do not strike, bend or drop the “Memory Stick
Duo.”
• Do not disassemble or modify the “Memory
Stick Duo.”
• Do not expose the “Memory Stick Duo” to
water.
• Do not leave the “Memory Stick Duo” within
the reach of small children. They might
accidentally swallow it.
• Do not use or keep 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
120
Notes on using a Memory Stick Duo
Adaptor (supplied)
• When using 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” 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.
Note on using “Memory Stick PRO
Duo” (not supplied)
“Memory Stick PRO Duo” with a capacity up to
512MB have been confirmed to operate properly
with this camera.
On “InfoLITHIUM”
battery pack
What is the “InfoLITHIUM”
battery pack?
The “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack is a
lithium-ion battery pack that has functions
for communicating information related to
operating conditions between your camera
and the AC Adaptor.
The “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack
calculates the power consumption
according to the operating conditions of
your camera, and displays the remaining
battery time in minutes.
Charging the battery pack
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.
How to store the battery pack
• Battery performance decreases in lowtemperature 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.
• Frequently operating the zoom or flash
wears out the battery charge faster.
• 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.
• Even if the battery pack will not be used
for a long time, fully charge it and use it
up once per year. Remove the battery
pack from your camera, then store it in a
dry, cool place. This is to maintain the
battery pack’s functions.
• To use the battery pack up on your
camera, leave the power on in slide show
playback mode (page 73) until the power
goes off.
• Always carry and store the battery pack in
the battery case to prevent the battery
terminals from becoming dirty or short
circuited.
Remaining battery time indicator
The power may go off although the battery
remaining indicator shows there is enough
power to operate. Use the battery pack up
and charge the battery pack fully again so
that the indication on the battery remaining
indicator is correct. Note, however, that the
correct battery indication sometimes will
not be restored if the camera is used in high
temperatures for a long time or left in a fully
charged state, or the battery pack is
frequently used.
Battery life
• The battery life is limited. Battery
capacity decreases little by little as you
use it more and more, and as time passes.
When the battery operating time is
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 for each battery pack.
Specifications
x Camera
[System]
Image device
7.66 mm (1/2.4 type) color CCD
Primary color filter
Total pixels number of camera
Approx. 5 255 000 pixels
Effective pixels number of camera
Approx. 5 090 000 pixels
Lens
Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar
3× zoom lens
f = 6.7 – 20.1 mm (38 – 114 mm when
converted to a 35 mm still camera)
F3.5 – 4.4
Exposure control
Automatic exposure, Scene selection
(9 modes)
White balance
Automatic, Daylight, Cloudy,
Fluorescent, Incandescent, Flash
File format (DCF compliant)
Still images: Exif Ver. 2.2 JPEG
compliant, DPOF compatible
Movies: MPEG4 compliant (Stereo)
Recording media
“Memory Stick Duo”
Flash
Recommended distance (ISO set to
Auto):
0.3 m to 1.8 m (11 7/8 inches to
70 7/8 inches) (W)
0.5 m to 1.7 m (19 3/4 inches to
67 inches) (T)
Additional information
Effective use of the battery pack
121
[Input and Output connectors]
Multi connector
USB communication
Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0 compliant)
[LCD screen]
LCD panel
6.2 cm (2.5 type) TFT drive
Total number of dots
123 200 (560×220) dots
[Power, general]
Used battery pack
NP-FT1
Power requirements
3.6 V
Power consumption (during normal
shooting)
1.4 W
Operating temperature
0°C to +40°C (+32°F to +104°F)
Storage temperature
–20°C to +60°C (–4°F to +140°F)
Dimensions
51.0×114.0×27.8 mm
(2 1/8×4 5/8×1 1/8 inches)
(W/H/D, excluding maximum
protrusions)
Mass
Approx. 220 g (8 oz) (including
battery pack NP-FT1, “Memory Stick
Duo” and wrist strap)
Microphone
Electret condenser microphone
Speaker Piezoelectric speaker
122
Exif Print Compatible
PRINT Image Matching II
Compatible
PictBridge
Compatible
Mass
x UC-MA Cyber-shot Station
[Input and Output connectors]
A/V OUT (STEREO) jack (Stereo)
Minijack
Video: 1 Vp-p, 75 Ω, unbalanced,
sync negative
Audio: 327 mV (at a 47 kΩ load)
Output impedance 1 kΩ
USB jack B
USB connection
High-Speed USB
(USB 2.0 High-Speed compatible)
DC IN jack
Camera connector
x AC-LM5/LM5A AC Adaptor
Input rating
100 V to 240 V AC,
50/60 Hz
AC-LM5
10 W
AC-LM5A
11 W
Output rating
4.2 V DC, 1.5 A
Operating temperature
0°C to +40°C (+32°F to +104°F)
Storage temperature
–20°C to +60°C (–4°F to +140°F)
Dimensions
AC-LM5
Approx. 47×30×80 mm
(1 7/8×1 3/16×3 1/4 inches)
AC-LM5A
Approx. 48×29×81 mm
(1 15/16×1 3/16×3 1/4 inches)
(W/H/D, excluding projecting parts)
AC-LM5
Approx. 170 g (6.0 oz)
AC-LM5A
Approx. 160 g (5.6 oz)
excluding power cord (mains lead)
x NP-FT1 battery pack
Used battery
Lithium-ion battery
Maximum voltage
DC 4.2 V
Nominal voltage
DC 3.6 V
Capacity 2.4 Wh (680 mAh)
x Accessories
•
•
•
•
•
AC-LM5/LM5A AC Adaptor (1)
Power cord (mains lead) (1)
Cyber-shot Station UC-MA (1)
NP-FT1 battery pack (1)
Battery case (1)
• USB cable (1)
•
•
•
•
A/V connecting cable (1)
Wrist strap (1)
“Memory Stick Duo” (32 MB) (1)
Memory Stick Duo Adaptor (1)
• CD-ROM (USB driver SPVD-012) (1)
• Operating instructions (1)
Design and specifications are subject to change
without notice.
101
The LCD screen
Page numbers in parentheses indicate the
location of additional important
information.
Standby mode
60min
Macro (36)
Red-eye reduction (40)
/ 1.3 /
Zoom scaling
When in REC mode
1
2
Recording folder (55)
/
3
101
C:32:00
4
/
/
/
/
Camera mode (31)
/ SL /
Flash mode (39)
1.3
/
/
/
/
/
WB /
White balance (63)
/
/
5M / 3:2 /
3M /
Photo size (24)
1M
/
VGA
FINE / STD
Image quality (54)
ON
AF illuminator (40, 116)
2
640 30f
VGA
[ 400]
+2.0EV [00:28:25]
5
+2.0EV
2000 F4.5
/ BRK / M / S /
Photo recording mode
Date/time (41)
400
Remaining number of recordable
images (27)
6
Sharpness (114)
When recording movies
Menu/Guide menu (53)
640 30f
+2.0EV
7
Contrast (114)
• Pressing MENU switches the menu/guide
menu on/off.
Additional information
When PHOTO pressed halfway down
Picture effect (70)
Saturation (114)
1
60min
Battery remaining (16)
ISO number (113)
C:32:00
Self-diagnosis display (112)
123
3
5
7
/
/
AF range finder frame indicator (57)
Movie size (24)
Movie recording (30)
0.5m
Focus preset value (58)
+2.0EV
EV level value (59)
zzzzz
[00:28:25]
Maximum recordable time (28)
00:00:02
Recording time
/
Movie recording mode
+2.0EV
Metering mode (61)
Histogram (60)
4
Vibration warning (111)
E
Low battery warning (111)
AF range finder frame (57)
+
124
6
z
AE/AF lock (30, 58)
2000
NR slow shutter (70)
500
Shutter speed
Spot metering cross hair (62)
F4.5
Aperture value
Self-timer (38)
+2.0EV
EV level value (59)
Movie remaining time (34)
EV level value (59)
When playing back still images
1
60min 101 12/12
VGA
3
101
1.3 C:32:00
2
PLAY
101-0012
1 1 9:30AM
101-0012
Folder-file number (92)
4
z
PLAY
Hybrid mode playback (44)
5
3
500 F4.5
ISO100 +2.0EV
2005
2
/
/
Change folder (71)
1
101
Protect (76)
PictBridge connecting (80)
F4.5
Aperture value
+2.0EV
EV level value (59)
5
Print (DPOF) mark (84)
Recording date/time of the playback
image (41)
/ M /
Photo recording mode
Menu/Guide menu (53)
Step 12/16
Frame by frame playback (75)
4
1.3
Playback zoom scaling (72)
Not disconnect USB cable (82)
C:32:00
Self-diagnosis display (112)
500
Shutter speed
• Pressing MENU switches the menu/guide
menu on/off.
Additional information
5M / 3:2 /
3M /
1M /
VGA
Photo size indicator (24)
/
/
/
WB /
White balance (63)
ISO number (113)
Playback folder (71)
12/12
Image number/Number of images
recorded in selected folder
Metering mode (61)
Histogram (60)
/
Flash
125
When playing back moving
images
2
Playback bar (44)
1
60min 101 12/12
00:00:00
640 30f
3
3
VOL.
C:32:00
/
/
Change folder (71)
2
DPOF
4
1
101
Movie recording mode
Protect (76)
4
Playback folder (71)
12/12
Image number/Number of images
recorded in selected folder
Movie size (24)
/
Playback/Stop (44)
00:00:12
Counter (44)
VOL.
Volume (44)
C:32:00
Self-diagnosis display (112)
126
Menu/Guide menu (53)
• Pressing MENU switches the menu/guide
menu on/off.
Index
Index
Numerics
5SEC recording ................................................34
A
AC Adaptor ................................................14, 18
Access lamp ......................................................23
AE .....................................................................30
AE/AF lock ................................................30, 58
AF illuminator ..........................................40, 116
AF lock .............................................................58
Auto adjustment mode .....................................29
Auto Focus .................................................32, 57
Auto power-off function ...................................19
Auto Review ...................................................116
Available recording or playback time of movies
..........................................................17, 28
A/V connecting cable .......................................46
B
C
Candle mode .....................................................68
CD-ROM ....................................................87, 95
Center AF .........................................................57
D
Daylight ........................................................... 63
DC plug ..................................................... 14, 18
Deleting images ............................................... 49
Digital zoom .................................................... 36
DPOF ............................................................... 84
E
Enlarging an image .......................................... 72
EV adjustment ................................................. 59
Exposure Bracket ............................................. 62
Focus preset ..................................................... 58
Folder ......................................................... 55, 71
Forced flash ..................................................... 39
Format .............................................................. 51
H
High-speed shutter mode ................................. 68
Histogram ........................................................ 60
Hybrid shooting ............................................... 32
I
Image quality ............................................. 25, 54
Image size .................................................. 24, 25
Incandescent .................................................... 64
Index print ........................................................ 80
Index screen ..................................................... 43
“InfoLITHIUM” battery pack ....................... 120
Inserting “Memory Stick Duo” ........................ 23
Install ......................................................... 87, 94
Interval ............................................................. 66
ISO ................................................................. 113
J
JPG ................................................................... 93
F
L
File names ........................................................ 92
File storage destinations .................................. 92
Fireworks mode ............................................... 68
Flash ................................................................ 64
Flash Level ...................................................... 64
Flash mode ...................................................... 39
Fluorescent ...................................................... 63
Focus ................................................................ 57
Landscape mode .............................................. 67
Language ......................................................... 22
LCD Backlight ............................................... 117
LCD backlight on/off ....................................... 35
Index
Battery life ................................................17, 121
Battery remaining indicator ......................16, 121
Beach mode ......................................................68
Beep/shutter sound .........................................117
Burst .................................................................65
B&W ................................................................70
Charging battery pack .............................. 14, 120
Charging time .................................................. 16
Cleaning ......................................................... 118
Clock Set ................................................. 21, 117
Close-ups (Macro) shooting ............................ 36
Cloudy ............................................................. 63
Compression ratio ............................................ 26
Contrast ......................................................... 114
Control button .................................................. 20
Copying images to your computer
............................................. 89, 90, 96, 99
Cyber-shot Station ........................................... 12
M
Macintosh users ............................................... 99
127
Macro ............................................................... 36
Magnifying glass mode ................................... 67
Memory Stick Duo ........................................ 119
Menu settings .......................................... 53, 113
Metering mode ................................................ 61
Mirror mode .................................................... 39
MODE button .................................................. 29
Moisture condensation .................................. 118
MPG ................................................................ 93
Multi Burst ...................................................... 66
Multi-pattern metering .................................... 61
Multipoint AF .................................................. 57
N
No flash ........................................................... 39
NR slow shutter ............................................... 70
NTSC system ........................................... 48, 117
Number of images that can be shot or viewed
......................................................... 17, 27
O
Optical zoom ................................................... 36
P
128
PAL system .............................................. 48, 117
PictBridge ........................................................ 80
Picture effect .................................................... 70
Picture Package ............................................... 94
Playback zoom ................................................ 72
Power on/off .................................................... 19
Precautions .................................................... 118
Print (DPOF) mark .......................................... 84
Program shooting mode ................................... 31
Protect .............................................................. 76
PTP ................................................................ 117
Twilight portrait mode ..................................... 67
R
U
Red Eye Reduction .......................................... 40
Remaining shooting/viewing time ................... 16
RESET button ................................................ 101
Resize ............................................................... 77
Rotate ............................................................... 74
USB connection ............................................... 88
USB driver ....................................................... 87
USB jack .......................................................... 88
USB mode ........................................................ 86
Using your camera abroad ............................... 18
S
V
Saturation ....................................................... 114
Scene Selection ................................................ 67
Screen display .......................................... 35, 123
Self-diagnosis display .................................... 112
Self-timer ......................................................... 38
Sepia ................................................................ 70
Setting date and time ............................... 21, 117
Setup ................................................................ 54
Sharpness ....................................................... 114
Shooting movies .............................................. 30
Single screen .................................................... 43
Slide show ........................................................ 73
Slow synchro ................................................... 39
Snow mode ...................................................... 68
Speed Burst ...................................................... 65
Spot AF ............................................................ 57
Spot metering ................................................... 61
Still image auto shooting ................................. 29
Superimposing the date and time ..................... 41
VGA ................................................................. 25
Viewing images on a TV screen ...................... 46
Viewing images on the LCD screen ................ 43
Viewing images on your computer .................. 91
Volume ............................................................. 44
T
Trimming ......................................................... 73
TV color system ............................................... 48
Twilight mode .................................................. 67
W
Warnings and notice messages ...................... 110
White Balance .................................................. 63
Windows users ................................................. 86
Z
Zoom ................................................................ 35
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