Sony DSC-S50, Cyber Shot DSC-S50, Cyber Shot DSC-S30, Cyber-shot DSC-S30 User manual

Sony DSC-S50, Cyber Shot DSC-S50, Cyber Shot DSC-S30, Cyber-shot DSC-S30 User manual
3-060-523-12(1)
Digital Still
Camera
Operating Instructions
Before operating the unit, please read this manual thoroughly, and retain
it for future reference.
Owner’s Record
The model and serial numbers are located on the bottom. Record the
serial number in the space provided below. Refer to these numbers
whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product.
Model No.________________________
Serial No. ________________________
DSC-S50
DSC-S30/S50
©2000 Sony Corporation
CAUTION
WARNING
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do
not expose the unit to rain or
moisture.
You are cautioned that any changes or
modifications not expressly approved in this
manual could void your authority to operate
this equipment.
Declaration of Conformity
For the Customers in the
U.S.A.
This symbol is intended to
alert the user to the presence
of uninsulated “dangerous
voltage” within the
product’s enclosure that
may be of sufficient
magnitude to constitute a
risk of electric shock to
persons.
This symbol is intended to
alert the user to the presence
of important operating and
maintenance (servicing)
instructions in the literature
accompanying the
appliance.
Never expose the battery pack to
temperature above 140°F (60°C), such as in
a car parked in the sun or under direct
sunlight.
If you have any questions about this product,
you may call:
Sony Customer Information Center
1-800-222-SONY (7669)
or write to:
Sony Customer Information Center
1 Sony Drive, Mail Drop #T1-11, Park
Ridge, NJ 07656
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Trade Name:
SONY
Model No.:
DSC-S30
Responsible Party:Sony Electronics Inc.
Address:
1 Sony Drive, Park
Ridge, NJ 07656
USA
Telephone No.: 201-930-6972
This device complies with Part 15 of the
FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) This
device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) this device must
accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
Declaration of Conformity
Trade Name:
SONY
Model No.:
DSC-S50
Responsible Party:Sony Electronics Inc.
Address:
1 Sony Drive, Park
Ridge, NJ 07656
USA
Telephone No.: 201-930-6972
This device complies with Part 15 of the
FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) This
device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) this device must
accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
Note:
Caution:
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 shielded interface cable recommended
in this manual must be used with this
equipment in order to comply with the limits
for a digital device pursuant to Subpart B of
Part 15 of FCC Rules.
Do not handle damaged or leaking lithium
ion battery.
DISPOSAL OF LITHIUM ION
BATTERY.
LITHIUM ION BATTERY.
DISPOSE OF PROPERLY.
You can return your unwanted lithium ion
batteries to your nearest Sony Service
Center or Factory Service Center.
Note:
In some areas the disposal of lithium ion
batteries in household or business trash may
be prohibited.
For the Sony Service Center nearest you call
1-800-222-SONY (United States only)
For the Sony Factory Service Center nearest
you call 416-499-SONY (Canada only)
For the Customers in Canada
CAUTION
TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO
NOT USE THIS POLARIZED AC PLUG
WITH AN EXTENSION CORD,
RECEPTACLE OR OTHER OUTLET
UNLESS THE BLADES CAN BE FULLY
INSERTED TO PREVENT BLADE
EXPOSURE.
NOTICE FOR THE
CUSTOMERS IN THE UNITED
KINGDOM
A moulded plug complying with BS 1363 is
fitted to this equipment for your safety and
convenience.
Should the fuse in the plug supplied need to
be replaced, a 5 AMP fuse approved by
ASTA or BSI to BS 1362, (i.e. marked with
or
mark) must be used.
If the plug supplied with this equipment has
a detachable fuse cover, be sure to attach the
fuse cover after you change the fuse. Never
use the plug without the fuse cover. If you
should lose the fuse cover, please contact
your nearest Sony service station.
For the Customers in
Germany
Directive:EMC Directive 89/336/EEC.92/
31/EEC
This equipment complies with the EMC
regulations when used under the following
circumstances:
• Residential area
• Business district
• Light-industry district
(This equipment complies with the EMC
standard regulations EN55022 Class B.)
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Notes on image data compatibility
Attention
The electromagnetic fields at the specific
frequencies may influence the picture and
sound of this camera.
“Memory Stick”
N50
For the Customers in CANADA
This Class B digital apparatus complies with
Canadian ICES-003.
For the Customers in the
U.S.A.
This device complies with Part 15 of the
FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) This device
may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
Be sure to read the following
before using your camera
• This Owner's Manual is for the two
models of the DSC-S30 and the
DSC-S50. Check to make sure which
model you have purchased before
you use your camera.
• The illustrations in this manual
show the DSC-S50.
Trial recording
Before you record one-time events, you may
want to make a trial recording to make sure
that the camera is working correctly.
No compensation for contents of
the recording
Contents of the recording cannot be
compensated for if recording or playback is
not possible due to a malfunction of your
camera, etc.
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• This camera conforms with the Design
Rules for Camera File Systems universal
standard established by the JEIDA (Japan
Electronic Industries Development
Association). You cannot play back on
your camera still images recorded on other
equipment (DCR-TRV890E/TRV900/
TRV900E, DSC-D700, DSC-D770) that
does not conform with this universal
standard. (These models are not sold in
some areas.)
• Playback of images recorded with your
camera on other equipment and playback
of images recorded or edited with other
equipment on your camera are not
guaranteed.
Precaution on copyright
Television programs, films, video tapes, and
other materials may be copyrighted.
Unauthorized recording of such materials
may be contrary to the provision of the
copyright laws.
Do not shake or strike the camera
In addition to malfunctions and inability to
record images, this may render the
“Memory Stick” unusable or image data
breakdown, damage or loss may occur.
LCD screen and lens
• The LCD screen is manufactured using
high-precision technology. However, there
may be some tiny black points and/or
bright points (red, blue or green in color)
that constantly appear on the LCD screen.
These points are normal in the
manufacturing process and do not affect
the recording in any way. Over 99.99% of
the pixels are operational for effective use.
• Be careful when placing the camera near a
window or outdoors. Exposing the LCD
screen or the lens to direct sunlight for
long periods may cause malfunctions.
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. If moisture
condensation occurs, refer to page 54 and
follow the instructions on how to remove it
before using the camera.
Back up recommendation
To avoid the potential risk of data loss,
always copy (back up) data to a disk.
Table of contents
Getting started
Identifying the parts .............................. 6
Preparing the power supply .................. 8
Setting the date and time ..................... 13
Inserting the “Memory Stick” ............. 15
Basic operations
B Recording
Recording still images ........................ 16
Recording moving images
(DSC-S50 only) ........................... 20
B Playback
Playing back still images .................... 21
Playing back moving images .............. 22
Viewing images using a personal
computer ...................................... 24
Image file storage destinations and
image files .................................... 28
Advanced operations
Before performing advanced operations
How to use the MODE selector .......... 29
How to use the control button ............. 29
How to change the menu settings ....... 31
Menu settings ...................................... 32
B Various recording
Rotating the LCD screen
— Face-to-Face recording ........... 37
Setting the image size
(IMAGE SIZE) ............................ 37
Recording still images for e-mail
(E-MAIL) ..................................... 38
Adding audio files to still images
(VOICE) (DSC-S50 only) .......... 39
Recording text documents (TEXT) ..... 39
Recording uncompressed images
(TIFF) ........................................... 40
Recording images in macro ................ 41
Setting the distance to the subject ....... 41
Using the PROGRAM AE function .... 42
Adjusting the exposure
(EXPOSURE) .............................. 43
Adjusting the white balance
(WHITE BALANCE) .................. 43
Recording the date and time on the still
image (DATE/TIME) .................. 44
Enjoying picture effects (P.EFFECT) . 44
B Various playback
Playing back six images at once
(INDEX) ...................................... 45
Enlarging a part of the still image
(Zoom and trimming) .................. 46
Rotating a still image (ROTATE) ....... 47
Playing back the images in order
(SLIDE SHOW) ........................... 47
Viewing images on a TV screen ......... 48
B Editing
Preventing accidental erasure
(PROTECT) ................................. 49
Deleting images (DELETE) ................ 50
Changing the recorded still image size
(RESIZE) ..................................... 51
Copying images (COPY) .................... 51
Selecting still images to print
(PRINT MARK) .......................... 53
Additional information
Precautions .......................................... 54
On “Memory Sticks” .......................... 55
Using your camera abroad .................. 56
Troubleshooting .................................. 57
Warning and notice messages ............. 61
Self-diagnosis display ......................... 62
Specifications ...................................... 63
LCD screen indicators ........................ 64
Index ................................................... 66
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Getting started
Identifying the parts
See the pages in parentheses for details of operation.
1
2
3
5
6
7
8
9
0
4
qa
qs
A Flash (19)
I Lens
B MODE selector (29)
J A/V OUT jack (DSC-S50 only)
(48)
C Shutter button (16) (20)
D Lens cap
E Photocell window for flash
Do not block while recording.
F Self-timer/recording lamp
G Built-in microphone (DSC-S50
only)
Do not touch while recording.
H Speaker (DSC-S50 only)
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Audio output is monaural.
VIDEO OUT jack (DSC-S30
only) (48)
K USB jack (25) (26)
L Tripod receptacle (bottom
surface)
Use a tripod with a screw length of
less than 9/32 inch (6.5 mm). You
will be unable to firmly secure the
camera to tripods having longer
screws, and may damage the
camera.
Attaching the strap
4
5
9
0
qa
qf
qg
qs
6
7
8
qd
qh
qj
A Flash button
G DISPLAY button
B FOCUS button (41)
H LCD screen
C LCD BACKLIGHT BRIGHT/
NORMAL switch
I Hook for lens cap/strap
Usually set to NORMAL. When
you use the camera outdoors or in
other bright places, setting this to
BRIGHT makes the LCD screen
bright and easy to see, but also
uses up the battery faster.
D Control button
E PROGRAM AE +/– button
VOLUME +/– button
F PROGRAM AE button (42)
Getting started
1
2
3
J Zoom button
K Access lamp (15)
L Battery/“Memory Stick” cover
M Battery eject lever (8)
N OPEN switch
O POWER switch
P DC IN jack (9) (12)
Q POWER lamp/BATT CHARGE
lamp (9) (13)
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Preparing the power supply
Installing the battery pack
Your camera operates only with the “InfoLITHIUM” NP-FM50 battery pack* (M
series). You cannot use any other battery pack.
Battery eject lever
1
Open the battery/“Memory Stick” cover.
Open the cover while sliding the OPEN switch in the direction of the arrow.
2
Install the battery pack.
Insert the battery pack with the B mark facing toward the battery compartment
as illustrated.
3
Close the battery/“Memory Stick” cover.
To remove the battery pack
Open the battery/“Memory Stick” cover. Slide the battery eject lever
downward, and remove the battery pack.
Be careful not to drop the battery pack when removing it.
* What is “InfoLITHIUM”?
“InfoLITHIUM” is a lithium ion battery pack which can exchange information such as battery
consumption with compatible video equipment. This unit is compatible with the
“InfoLITHIUM” battery pack (M series). “InfoLITHIUM” M series battery packs have the
mark. “InfoLITHIUM” is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
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Charging the battery pack
You cannot charge the battery pack while your camera is turned on. Be sure to turn
off your camera before charging.
Getting started
BATT CHARGE lamp
Battery pack (M series)
To the wall outlet (mains)
DC IN jack cover
Power cord
(mains lead)
AC-L10
AC power adaptor
1
Insert the battery pack into your camera.
2
Open the DC IN jack cover and connect the DC connecting cable to
the DC IN jack of your camera with the v mark facing up.
3
Connect the power cord (mains lead) to the AC power adaptor and
then to a wall outlet (mains).
The BATT CHARGE lamp lights orange when charging begins. When the
BATT CHARGE lamp goes off, normal charge is completed. For full
charge, which allows you to use the battery longer than usual, leave the
battery pack inserted for about one hour after normal charge is completed.
Battery remaining indicator
The LCD screen on the camera shows the remaining time for which you can still
record or play back images.
This indication may not be entirely accurate depending on the conditions of use and
the operating environment.
Auto power-off function
If you do not operate the camera for about three minutes during recording, the camera
turns off automatically to prevent wearing down the battery. To use the camera again,
slide down the POWER switch to turn on the camera again.
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Charging time
Battery pack
Full charge (min.)
Normal charge (min.)
NP-FM50 (supplied)
150
90
Approximate time to charge a completely discharged battery pack using the AC-L10
AC power adaptor.
Battery life and number of images that can be recorded/played back
STILL mode recording*
DSC-S50
LCD BACKLIGHT
Battery life (min.)
Number of images
BRIGHT
140 (130)
2300 (2100)
NORMAL
150 (140)
2500 (2300)
LCD BACKLIGHT
Battery life (min.)
Number of images
BRIGHT
140 (130)
2800 (2600)
NORMAL
150 (140)
3000 (2800)
DSC-S30
STILL mode playback** (DSC-S50/S30)
LCD BACKLIGHT
Battery life (min.)
Number of images
BRIGHT
170 (160)
3400 (3200)
NORMAL
220 (210)
4400 (4200)
Approximate battery life and number of images that can be recorded/played back
with a fully charged battery pack at a temperature of 77°F (25°C), 640×480 image
size and in NORMAL recording mode. Numbers in parentheses indicate the time
when you use a normally charged battery pack.
∗ Recording at about 5-second intervals
∗∗ Playing back single images in order at about 3-second intervals
MOVIE mode recording (DSC-S50 only)
LCD BACKLIGHT
Battery life (min.)
BRIGHT
140 (130)
NORMAL
150 (140)
Approximate time that can be recorded with a fully charged battery pack at a
temperature of 77°F (25°C) and 160×112 image size. Numbers in parentheses
indicate the time when you use a normally charged battery pack.
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Notes
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Getting started
• The battery life and number of images will be decreased if you use your camera at low
temperatures, use the flash, repeatedly turn the power on/off or use the zoom.
• The capacity of the “Memory Stick” is limited. The above figures are a guide when you
continuously record/play back while replacing the “Memory Stick.”
• If sufficient battery remaining time is indicated but the power runs out soon, fully charge the
battery so that the correct battery remaining time appears.
• Do not short the DC plug of the AC power adaptor with a metallic object, as this may cause
malfunction.
• Do not expose the battery pack to water.
Using the AC power adaptor
To the wall outlet (mains)
DC IN jack cover
Power cord
(mains lead)
AC-L10 AC power adaptor
1
Open the DC IN jack cover and connect the DC connecting cable to
the DC IN jack of your camera with the v mark facing up.
2
Connect the power cord (mains lead) to the AC power adaptor and
then to a wall outlet (mains).
Using a car battery
Use Sony DC adaptor/charger.
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Setting the date and time
When you first use your camera, set the date and time. If these are not set, the
CLOCK SET screen appears whenever you turn on your camera for recording.
Getting started
Control button
POWER
lamp
1
Slide down the POWER switch to turn on the power.
The POWER lamp lights up.
2
Press v on the control button.
The menu bar appears on the LCD screen.
3
Select [SETUP] with B on the control button,
then press the center z.
4
Select [CLOCK SET] with v/V on the control button, then press the
center z.
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5
Select the desired date display format with
v/V on the control button, then press the
center z.
Select from [Y/M/D] (year/month/day), [M/D/Y]
(month/day/year) or [D/M/Y] (day/month/year).
6
Select the year, month, day, hour or minute
item you want to set with b/B on the control
button.
The item to be set is indicated with v/V.
7
Set the numeric value with v/V on the control button, then press
the center z to enter it.
After entering the number, v/V moves to the next item.
If you selected [D/M/Y] in step 5, set the time on a 24-hour cycle.
8
Select [ENTER] with B on the control button,
then press the center z at the desired
moment to begin clock movement.
The date and time are entered.
To cancel the date and time setting
Select [CANCEL] with v/V/b/B on the control button, then press the center z.
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Inserting the “Memory Stick”
Getting started
Access lamp
1
Open the battery/“Memory Stick” cover.
Open the cover while sliding the OPEN switch in the direction of the arrow.
2
Insert the “Memory Stick.”
Insert the “Memory Stick” with the B mark facing toward the battery
compartment as illustrated until it clicks.
3
Close the battery/“Memory Stick” cover.
Removing the “Memory Stick”
Open the battery/“Memory Stick” cover, then press the “Memory Stick” once lightly.
Notes
• Insert the “Memory Stick” firmly until it clicks, otherwise a message such as “MEMORY
STICK ERROR” will be displayed.
• Never remove the “Memory Stick” or turn off the power while the access lamp is lit up.
• You cannot record or edit images on a “Memory Stick” if the erasure prevention switch is set to
the LOCK position.
Connector
Erasure prevention switch
OC
Label space
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B Recording
Basic operations
Recording still images
Still images are recorded in JPEG format.
To record still images, slide the POWER switch down to turn on the power and insert
a “Memory Stick.”
POWER switch
1
Set the MODE selector to STILL.
2
Press and hold the shutter button halfway
down and check the image.
While the AE lock indicator z (green) is flashing,
the image freezes momentarily, but is not yet
recorded. When the camera finishes the automatic
adjustments*, the AE lock indicator z lights up
and the camera is ready for recording.
To cancel the recording, release the shutter button.
Remaining memory
capacity indicator
AE lock indicator
3
Press the shutter button fully down.
The shutter sounds and the image is recorded on the “Memory Stick.”
When “REC” disappears, you can record the next image.
∗ Exposure and focus are automatically adjusted.
The number of images you can record on a “Memory Stick”
See pages 37 to 40.
Notes
• While the image is being recorded on the “Memory Stick,” do not shake or strike the camera.
Also, do not turn the power off, or remove the battery pack or “Memory Stick.”
• When recording a bright subject, the LCD screen color may change after AE lock, but this does
not affect the recorded image.
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Checking the last recorded image (Quick Review)
You can check the last recorded image by clearing the menu bar from the screen
(page 31) and pressing b on the control button. To return to the normal recording
mode, press lightly on the shutter button or select [RETURN] with b/B on the
control button and then press the center z. You can also delete the image first by
selecting [DELETE] on the Quick Review screen with b/B on the control button and
pressing the center z, and then selecting [OK] with v/V on the control button and
pressing the center z.
B Recording
Using the zoom feature
Zoom button
W side: for wide-angle (subject appears
farther away)
T side: for telephoto (subject appears
closer)
Minimum focal distance to the subject
W side: About 9 7/8 inches (25 cm) or more
T side: About 23 5/8 inches (60 cm) or more
To record even closer subjects, see page 41.
Digital zoom function
This camera has a digital zoom function.
Digital zoom enlarges the image by digital processing and it starts to function when
zoom exceeds 3×.
The T side of the bar shows the
digital zooming zone.
Using digital zoom
• The maximum zoom magnification is 6×.
• Digital zooming deteriorates the picture quality. When digital zoom is not
necessary, set [DIGITAL ZOOM] to [OFF] in the menu settings (page 34).
Note
Digital zoom does not work for moving images.
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LCD screen indicators during recording
Press DISPLAY to turn on/off the indicators on the LCD screen.
See page 64 for a detailed description of the indicated items.
DISPLAY
Notes
• You cannot turn off the self-timer indicators and some of the indicators used in advanced
operations.
• The indicators on the LCD screen are not recorded.
Using the self-timer
When you use the self-timer function, the subject is recorded about 10 seconds after
you press the shutter button.
Shutter button
Self-timer lamp
Control button
Select
(self-timer) indicator on the LCD screen with v/V/b/B on the control
button, then press the center z. The
(self-timer) indicator appears on the LCD
screen, and about 10 seconds after you press the shutter button, the subject is
recorded. The self-timer lamp flashes after you press the shutter button until the
shutter is released.
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Recording images with the flash
The initial setting is auto (no indicator). In this mode, the flash automatically strobes
when the surroundings become dark. When you change the flash mode, press the
(flash) repeatedly so that the flash mode indicator appears on the LCD screen.
(flash)
B Recording
Each time you press the
(flash), the indicator changes as follows.
(No indicator) t
t
t
t (No indicator)
Auto red-eye reduction: The flash strobes before recording to reduce the
red-eye phenomenon.
Forced flash:
The flash strobes regardless of the surrounding
brightness.
No flash:
The flash does not strobe.
You can change the brightness of the flash (FLASH LEVEL) in the menu settings
(page 34).
Notes
• The recommended shooting distance using the built-in flash is 31/32 feet to 8 1/3 feet (0.3 m to
2.5 m).
• Attaching a conversion lens (not supplied) may block the light from the flash or cause the lens
shadow to appear.
• Auto red-eye reduction may not produce the desired red-eye reduction effects depending on
individual differences, the distance to the subject, if the subject does not see the pre-strobe, or
other conditions. In addition, red-eye reduction effects are also difficult to obtain if you set the
shutter to a slow speed in the PROGRAM AE shutter priority mode.
• The flash effect is not obtained easily when you use forced flash in a bright location.
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Recording moving images (DSCS50 only)
Moving images with audio are recorded in MPEG format.
To record moving images, slide the POWER switch down to turn on the power and
insert a “Memory Stick.”
DISPLAY
POWER switch
1
Set the MODE selector to MOVIE.
2
Press the shutter button fully down.
“REC” appears on the LCD screen, and the image and sound are recorded on
the “Memory Stick.”
If you press the shutter button momentarily
The image and sound are recorded for five seconds. You can change the
recording time to 10 or 15 seconds with [REC TIME SET] in the menu settings
(page 33).
If you hold the shutter button down
The image and sound are recorded while the shutter button is held down for up
to 60 seconds. However, when [IMAGE SIZE] in the menu setting is set to
[320×240], the maximum recording time is 15 seconds (page 33).
Zooming or using the self-timer, etc.
See pages 17 and 18.
LCD screen indicators during recording
Press DISPLAY to turn on/off the indicators on the LCD screen.
These indicators are not recorded. See page 64 for a detailed description of the
indicators.
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B Playback
Playing back still images
DISPLAY
POWER switch
B Playback
1
Set the MODE selector to PLAY.
The last recorded image (still or moving) appears on the LCD screen.
2
Press v on the control button to display the menu bar on the LCD
screen.
3
Select the desired still image with the
control button.
Press v/V/b/B on the control button to select "b/B"
on the LCD screen, then press b/B on the control
button.
"b: To display the preceding image.
B": To display the next image.
When the menu bar is not displayed
You can directly select and play back the image with b/B on the control button.
Notes
• You might not be able to correctly play back images recorded with this camera on other
equipment.
• You cannot play back on this camera images larger than the maximum image size that can be
recorded with this camera.
LCD screen indicators during still image playback
Press DISPLAY to turn on/off the indicators on the LCD screen.
See page 64 for a detailed description of the indicators.
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Playing back moving images
VOLUME +/–
POWER switch
DISPLAY
1
Set the MODE selector to PLAY.
The last recorded image (still or moving) appears on the LCD screen.
2
Press v on the control button to display the menu bar on the LCD
screen.
3
Select the desired moving image with the
control button.
Moving images are displayed one-size smaller than
still images.
Press v/V/b/B on the control button to select "b/B"
on the LCD screen, then press b/B on the control
button.
"b: To display the preceding image.
B": To display the next image.
4
B (playback)/X (pause)
Select B (playback) on the LCD screen with
v/V/b/B on the control button, then press the
center z.
The moving image and sound* are played back.
During playback, B (playback) changes to X
(pause).
∗ You can play back sound in DSC-S50 only.
Playback bar
To pause playback
Select X (pause) on the LCD screen with v/V/b/B on the control button, then press
the center z.
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When the menu bar is not displayed
You can directly select the image with b/B on the control button, and play back the
image and sound (DSC-S50 only) by pressing the center z. When you press the
center z during playback, playback is paused.
Adjusting the volume (DSC-S50 only)
Press VOLUME +/– to adjust the volume.
LCD screen indicators during moving image playback
B Playback
Press DISPLAY to turn on/off the indicators on the LCD screen.
See page 64 for a detailed description of the indicators.
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Viewing images using a personal
computer
You can view data recorded with your camera on a personal computer and attach it to
e-mail. This section describes the method for installing the USB driver and viewing
images on a personal computer. Be sure to also see the operation manuals for your
personal computer and application software.
Note
Data recorded with your camera is stored in the following formats. Make sure that applications
that support these file formats are installed on your personal computer.
• Still images (other than TEXT and uncompressed modes): JPEG format
• Moving images/audio:
MPEG format
• Uncompressed mode still images:
TIFF format
• TEXT mode:
GIF format
Recommended computer environment
Recommended Windows environment
OS:
Microsoft Windows 98, Windows 98SE
Standard installation is required.
Operation is not assured in an environment upgraded from:
Windows 3.1, Windows 95 to Windows 98 or
Windows 98 to Windows 98SE.
CPU: MMX Pentium 200 MHz or faster
The USB connector must be provided as standard.
ActiveMovie Player (DirectShow) must be installed (to play back moving pictures).
Recommended Macintosh environment
Macintosh computer with the Mac OS 8.5.1/8.6/9.0 standard installation
However, note that the update to Mac OS 9.0 should be used for the following models.
• iMac with the Mac OS 8.6 standard installation and a slot loading type CD-ROM drive
• iBook or G4 with the Mac OS 8.6 standard installation
The USB connector must be provided as standard.
QuickTime 3.2 or newer must be installed (to play back moving pictures).
Notes
• Operations are not guaranteed for either the Windows or Macintosh environment if you connect
two or more USB equipment to a single personal computer at the same time (except for the
USB keyboard and mouse which are provided as standard), or when using a hub.
• Depending on the type of USB equipment that is used simultaneously, some equipment may
not operate.
• Operations are not guaranteed for all the recommended computer environments mentioned
above.
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Installing the USB driver
Before connecting your camera to your personal computer, install the USB driver to
the computer. The USB driver is contained together with application software for
viewing images on a CD-ROM which is supplied with your camera.
For Windows 98 users
Turn on your personal computer and allow Windows 98 to load.
2
Insert the supplied CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive of your personal
computer.
3
Connect the USB jack on your camera with the USB connector on
your personal computer using the supplied USB cable.
to the USB connector
Personal computer
to the USB jack
USB cable
Push in until the
connector clicks
into place
4
Insert a “Memory Stick” into your camera, connect the AC power
adaptor and turn on your camera.
“PC MODE” appears on the LCD screen of your camera and the camera is set
to communication standby mode. Your personal computer recognizes the
camera, and the Windows 98 Add Hardware Wizard starts.
5
Follow the on-screen messages to specify the CD-ROM drive and
install the USB driver.
The Add Hardware Wizard starts twice because two different USB drivers are
installed. Be sure to allow the installation to complete without interrupting it.
Note
Be sure to insert a “Memory Stick” into your camera before installing the USB driver.
Otherwise, you will be unable to install the USB driver.
For Macintosh users
1
Turn on your personal computer and allow the Mac OS to load.
2
Insert the supplied CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive of your personal
computer.
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1
3
Double-click the CD-ROM drive icon to open the window.
4
Double-click the icon of the hard disk containing the OS to open
the window.
5
Move the following two files from the window opened in step 3 to
the “System Folder” icon in the window opened in step 4 (drag
and drop).
• Sony USB Driver
• Sony USB Shim
6
When “Put these items into the Extensions folder?” appears, click
“OK.”
7
Restart your personal computer.
Viewing images
For Windows 98 users
1
Turn on the power of your personal computer and allow
Windows 98 to load.
2
Connect one end of the USB cable to the USB jack on the camera
and the other end to the USB connector on your personal
computer.
to the USB connector
Personal computer
to the USB jack
USB cable
Push in until the
connector clicks
into place
3
Insert a “Memory Stick” into your camera, and connect the AC
power adaptor to your camera and then to a wall outlet (mains).
4
Turn on the power of your camera.
“PC MODE” appears on the LCD screen of the camera.
5
Open “My Computer” on Windows 98 and double click the newly
recognized drive. (Example: “Removable Disk (D:)”)
The folders inside the “Memory Stick” are displayed.
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6
Select and double-click the desired image/sound file from the
folder.
For the detailed folder and file name, see “Image file storage destinations and
image files” (page 28).
Desired file type
Double-click in this order
t “100msdcf” folder t Image file
Still image
“Dcim” folder
Moving image*
“Mssony” folder t “Moml0001” folder t Image file*
Audio*
“Mssony” folder t “Momlv100” folder t Audio file*
t Image file
∗ Copying a file to the hard disk of your personal computer before viewing it is
recommended. If you play back the file directly from the “Memory Stick”, the image
and sound may break off.
Notes on using your personal computer
“Memory Stick”
• “Memory Stick” operations on your camera cannot be assured if the “Memory Stick” has been
formatted on your personal computer.
• Do not optimize the “Memory Stick” on a Windows machine. This will shorten the “Memory
Stick” life.
• Do not compress the data on the “Memory Stick.” Compressed files cannot be played back on
your camera.
Software
• Depending on your application software, the file size may increase when you open a still image
file.
• When you load an image modified using the supplied retouch software from your personal
computer to the camera or when you directly modify the image on the camera, the image
format will differ so the “FILE ERROR” message may appear and you may be unable to open
the file.
Communications with your personal computer
Communications between your camera and your personal computer may not recover after
recovering from Suspend, Resume, or Sleep.
• Windows and ActiveMovie, DirectShow are either registered trademarks or trademarks of
Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
• Macintosh and Mac OS, QuickTime are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc.
• All other product names mentioned herein may be the trademarks or registered trademarks of
their respective companies. Furthermore, “™” and “®” are not mentioned in each case in this
manual.
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E-mail image
“Mssony” folder t “Imcif100” folder
TIFF image
(uncompressed)
Image file storage destinations
and image files
Image files recorded with your camera are grouped in folders by recording mode.
The meanings of the file names are as follows. ssss stands for any number
within the range from 0001 to 9999.
For Windows 98 users (The drive recognizing the camera is
“D.”)
Folder containing still image data
Folder containing E-MAIL mode and TIFF
mode image data
Folder containing moving image data
Folder containing VOICE mode audio data
Folder
100msdcf
Imcif100
File
Meaning
DSC0ssss.JPG
• Still image file recorded normally
• Still image file recorded in E-MAIL
mode (page 38)
• Still image file recorded in TIFF mode
(page 40)
• Still image file recorded in VOICE
mode (page 39)
TXT0ssss.GIF
• Still image file recorded in TEXT mode
(page 39)
DSC0ssss.JPG
• Small-size image file recorded in EMAIL mode (page 38)
DSC0ssss.TIF
• Uncompressed image file recorded in
TIFF mode (page 40)
Moml0001
MOV0ssss.MPG
• Moving image file recorded normally
Momlv100
DSC0ssss.MPG
• Audio file recorded in VOICE mode
(page 39)
The numerical portions of the following files are the same.
— A small-size image file recorded in E-MAIL mode and its corresponding image file
— An uncompressed image file recorded in TIFF mode and its corresponding image file
— An audio file recorded in VOICE mode and its corresponding image file
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Advanced operations
Before performing advanced
operations
This section describes the basic control methods that are frequently used for
“Advanced operations”.
How to use the MODE selector
The MODE selector selects whether you can use your camera to record or to play
back and edit images. Set the selector as follows before starting to operate your
camera.
PLAY
PLAY
STILL
STILL
MOVIE
DSC-S30
PLAY:
To play back or edit
images
STILL: To record still images
and voice memos
MOVIE: To record moving
images
(DSC-S50 only)
How to use the control button
The control button is used to select the indicators, images and menus appearing on
the LCD screen of your camera. The operation methods that are frequently used for
“Advanced operations” are described below.
Select
Enter (OK)
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Before performing advanced operations
DSC-S50
Turning on/off the operation buttons (menu bar) on the LCD screen
Press v to display the menu bar
on the LCD screen.
Press V to clear the menu bar
from the LCD screen.
Menu bar
Note
You cannot clear the menu bar during INDEX screen display (page 45).
Selecting items and images on the LCD screen
1
Press v/V/b/B on the
control button to select the
item you want to set or the
image you want to display.
The color of the selected item or
the border of the selected image
changes from blue to yellow.
2
Press the center z to enter
the item.
Repeat steps 1 and 2 to execute
each function.
The “Advanced operations” section of this manual refers to selecting and
entering items by the above procedure as “Select [(item name)].”
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How to change the menu settings
Some of the advanced operations for your camera are executed by selecting menu
items displayed on the LCD screen with the control button.
MODE selector
Press v on the control button to display the menu bar.
The menu bar appears as follows according to the setting of the MODE
selector.
MOVIE/STILL
PLAY (single mode)
PLAY (INDEX mode)
2
Select the desired item with v/V/b/B on the
control button, then press the center z.
The color of the selected item changes from blue to
yellow, and when you press the center z, the modes
that can be set for that item are displayed.
3
Select the desired mode with v/V/b/B on the control button, then
press the center z.
To clear the menu
Press V on the control button until the LCD screen returns to the menu bar display in
step 1. To clear the menu bar, press V again.
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Before performing advanced operations
1
Menu settings
Menu items that can be modified differ depending on the setting of the MODE
selector. The LCD screen shows only the items you can operate at the moment. Initial
settings are indicated with x.
(SELF TIMER)
Records with the self-timer (page 18).
EFFECT
Item
Setting
Description
MODE
selector
P.EFFECT
SOLARIZE Sets the image special effects (page 44). MOVIE
B&W
STILL
SEPIA
NEG.ART
x OFF
DATE/
TIME
DAY&TIME Sets whether to insert the date and time STILL
into the image (page 44).
DATE
x OFF
FILE
Item
FORMAT
POS.
SENSOR
Setting
OK
Formats a “Memory Stick.”
CANCEL
Cancels formatting of a “Memory
Stick.”
ON
x OFF
FILE
NUMBER
SERIES
x NORMAL
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Description
Plays back images recorded with the
camera on its side (vertical images) as
horizontal images. This function does
not work for images recorded in TEXT
mode.
MODE
selector
MOVIE
STILL
PLAY
STILL
When this camera may be subject to
vibration such as when you record
images from inside a moving car, set
this to OFF to prevent improper
horizontal/vertical judgement.
Assigns numbers to files in sequence
MOVIE
even if the “Memory Stick” is changed. STILL
Resets the file numbering each time the
“Memory Stick” is changed.
Item
IMAGE
SIZE
REC MODE
PRINT
MARK
MODE
selector
x 1600×1200 Selects the image size when recording
1600 (3:2) still images (DSC-S50 only).
1024×768
640×480
STILL
1472×1104 Selects the image size when recording
x 1280×960 still images (DSC-S30 only).
1280 (3:2)
1024×768
640×480
STILL
320×240
x 160×112
Selects the MPEG image size when
recording moving images (DSC-S50
only).
MOVIE
TIFF
Records a TIFF (uncompressed) file in
addition to the JPEG file.
STILL
TEXT
Records a GIF file in black-and-white.
VOICE
Records an audio file (with still image)
in addition to the JPEG file (DSC-S50
only).
E-MAIL
Records a small-size (320×240) JPEG
file in addition to the selected image
size.
x NORMAL
Records a JPEG file in the selected
image size.
15 sec
10 sec
x 5 sec
Adjusts the recording time for moving
images (DSC-S50 only).
MOVIE
Rotates the still image.
PLAY
ROTATE
(in single
mode only)
SLIDE
SHOW
(in single
mode only)
Description
Before performing advanced operations
REC TIME
SET
Setting
—
INTERVAL Sets the slide show interval.
x 3 sec/5 sec/10 sec/30 sec/1 min
REPEAT
Repeats the slide show.
x ON/OFF
START
Starts the slide show.
CANCEL
Cancels the slide show settings and
execution.
ON
Marks the still images to be printed
(page 53).
x OFF
PLAY
PLAY
Unmarks the print mark of the still
images.
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Item
PROTECT
Setting
ON
x OFF
Description
Protects images against accidental
erasure (page 49).
MODE
selector
PLAY
Releases protection of images against
accidental erasure.
CAMERA
Item
DIGITAL
ZOOM
Setting
x ON
OFF
SHARPNESS +2 to –2
WHITE
BALANCE
FLASH
LEVEL
Description
Uses digital zoom.
x NORMAL
LOW
EXPOSURE +2.0 EV to
–2.0 EV
STILL
Does not use digital zoom.
Adjusts the sharpness of the image.
appears on the LCD screen except
when set to 0.
IN DOOR Sets the white balance (page 43).
OUT DOOR
HOLD
x AUTO
HIGH
MODE
selector
Makes the flash level higher than
normal.
STILL
MOVIE
STILL
STILL
Normal setting.
Makes the flash level lower than normal.
Adjusts the exposure.
MOVIE
STILL
TOOL
Item
COPY
RESIZE
(in single
mode only)
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Setting
Description
OK
Copies an image (page 51).
CANCEL
Cancels copying of the image.
MODE
selector
PLAY
1600×1200 Changes the recorded still image size
1024×768 (page 51) (DSC-S50 only).
640×480
x CANCEL
PLAY
1472×1104 Changes the recorded still image size
1280×960 (page 51) (DSC-S30 only).
1024×768
640×480
x CANCEL
PLAY
SETUP
Item
DEMO
VIDEO
OUT
Setting
x ON/STBY
OFF
NTSC
PAL
Description
MODE
selector
MOVIE
Displayed only when you use the AC
power adaptor in MOVIE or STILL
STILL
mode. When ON is selected, a
demonstration will start if you do not
operate your camera for about
10 minutes. To stop the demonstration,
turn off your camera. Select ON to make
the demonstration appear again.
MOVIE
Sets the video output signal to NTSC
mode (North American countries, Japan, STILL
etc.).
PLAY
Sets the video output signal to PAL
mode (European countries, etc.).
MOVIE
STILL
PLAY
CLOCK
SET
MOVIE
STILL
PLAY
BEEP
Sets the date and time (page 13).
—
OFF
LCD
BRIGHT
MOVIE
STILL
PLAY
SHUTTER Turns off the beep only. (The shutter
sound is heard when you press the
shutter button.)
x ON
Before performing advanced operations
/
x ENGLISH Displays the menu items in English.
LANGUAGE
/JPN Displays the menu items in Japanese.
Turns on the beep/shutter sound (when
you press the control button/shutter
button).
Turns off the beep/shutter sound.
Adjusts the LCD screen brightness
using the +/– buttons on the LCD
screen. This has no effect on the
recorded images.
MOVIE
STILL
PLAY
INDEX*
Displays six images at a time (PLAY (INDEX) mode) (page 45).
DELETE
Setting
Description
OK
Deletes the displayed image.
CANCEL
Cancels deleting of the image.
MODE selector
PLAY
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3 (RETURN)**
Returns to PLAY (single) mode.
∗ Displayed only in PLAY (single) mode.
∗∗ Displayed only in PLAY (INDEX) mode.
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Setting the image size
(IMAGE SIZE)
Rotating the LCD
screen — Face-toFace recording
1
2,3
You can record images with the lens
facing you.
2
3
1
Set the MODE selector to
MOVIE or STILL.
2
Adjust the angle of the LCD
screen.
Rotate the LCD screen by 180° for
Face-to-Face recording.
3
Record the image.
The image appears on the LCD
screen as a mirror image, but the
recorded image is the same as the
actual subject.
Set the MODE selector to
MOVIE or STILL.
(MOVIE is for DSC-S50 only)
2
Select [FILE] and then
[IMAGE SIZE] from the menu.
3
Select the desired image
size.
DSC-S50:
Still image sizes
1600×1200, 1600 (3:2)*,
1024×768, 640×480
∗ The image is recorded in 3:2 size to
match the printing paper size ratio of
3:2.
Moving image sizes
320×240, 160×112
DSC-S30:
Still image sizes
1472×1104, 1280×960,
1280 (3:2)*, 1024×768, 640×480
∗ The image is recorded in 3:2 size to
match the printing paper size ratio of
3:2.
Image appearing
on the LCD screen
Recorded image
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1
1
The number of images or the time
that you can record on a “Memory
Stick” (4 MB):
Image size
Number of images or
time*
1600×1200
Approx. 4
1600 (3:2)
Approx. 4
1472×1104
Approx. 5
1280×960
Approx. 6
1280 (3:2)
Approx. 6
1024×768
Approx. 10
640×480
Approx. 57
320×240
Approx. 42 (15**) sec.
160×112
Approx. 169 (60**) sec.
Recording still
images for e-mail (EMAIL)
E-MAIL mode records a small-size
(320×240) image at the same time as a
still image. Small-size images are
convenient for e-mail transmission, etc.
3
1
2
∗ When [REC MODE] is set to
[NORMAL].
1
Set the MODE selector to
STILL.
∗∗ Numbers in parentheses indicate the
maximum recording time during
continuous recording.
2
Select [FILE], [REC MODE],
and then [E-MAIL] from the
menu.
3
Record the image.
The number of images that you can
record on a “Memory Stick” (4 MB)
in E-MAIL mode.
Image size
Number of images
1600×1200
Approx. 3
1600 (3:2)
Approx. 3
1472×1104
Approx. 4
1280×960
Approx. 5
1280 (3:2)
Approx. 5
1024×768
Approx. 9
640×480
Approx. 46
To return to normal
recording mode
Select [NORMAL] in step 2.
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Adding audio files to
still images (VOICE)
(DSC-S50 only)
3
1
Recording text
documents (TEXT)
Text is recorded in black and white
GIF format to provide a clearer image.
3
1
2
2
1
Set the MODE selector to
STILL.
2
Select [FILE], [REC MODE],
and then [VOICE] from the
menu.
3
1
Set the MODE selector to
STILL.
2
Select [FILE], [REC MODE],
and then [TEXT] from the
menu.
3
Record the image.
Record the image.
If you hold down the shutter
button, sound is recorded until you
release the shutter button for up to
40 seconds.
The number of images that you can
record on a “Memory Stick” (4 MB)
in VOICE mode (when recording
sound for five seconds):
Image size
Number of images
1600×1200
Approx. 3
1600 (3:2)
Approx. 3
1024×768
Approx. 8
640×480
Approx. 28
To return to normal
recording mode
Select [NORMAL] in step 2.
When using the DSC-S30
The DSC-S30 does not have a VOICE
function. When you edit (delete, protect, or
copy files, etc.) files recorded in VOICE
mode on a different camera, the still image
file is edited but the audio file is not.
The number of images that you can
record on a “Memory Stick” (4 MB)
in TEXT mode:
Image size
Number of images
1600×1200
Approx. 12 to 87
1600 (3:2)
Approx. 14 to 97
1472×1104
Approx. 14 to 97
1280×960
Approx. 20 to 114
1280 (3:2)
Approx. 22 to 137
1024×768
Approx. 30 to 160
640×480
Approx. 80 to 363
To return to normal
recording mode
Select [NORMAL] in step 2.
Notes
• If the subject is not evenly illuminated, you
may be unable to record a clear image.
• Writing and reading data takes more time
than in normal recording.
• The flash does not strobe in TEXT mode
regardless of the surrounding brightness.
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If you press and release the shutter
button, sound is recorded for
5 seconds.
Notes
Recording
uncompressed
images (TIFF)
This mode simultaneously records still
images in both TIFF format
(uncompressed) and JPEG format
(compressed).
3
1
2
1
Set the MODE selector to
STILL.
2
Select [FILE], [REC MODE],
and then [TIFF] from the
menu.
3
Record the image.
The number of images that you can
record on a “Memory Stick”
(16 MB) in TIFF mode:
Image size
Number of images
1600×1200
Approx. 2
1600 (3:2)
Approx. 2
1280×960
Approx. 3
1280 (3:2)
Approx. 3
To return to normal
recording mode
Select [NORMAL] in step 2.
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• JPEG images are recorded in the image
size selected by the [IMAGE SIZE] menu.
TIFF images are recorded in [1600×1200]
size in DSC-S50, and [1280×960] size in
DSC-S30 other than when [1600 (3:2)] or
[1280 (3:2)] is selected.
• Writing data takes more time than in
normal recording.
• The supplied “Memory Stick” (4 MB)
does not have sufficient capacity to record
uncompressed images.
Recording images in
macro
2
1
Setting the distance
to the subject
Normally the focus is automatically
adjusted. This function is useful when
the auto focus does not work well such
as in dark places.
2
1
Set the MODE selector to
MOVIE or STILL.
2
Press FOCUS repeatedly
until the
(auto macro)
indicator appears on the LCD
screen.
You can record a subject as close
as about 1 3/16 inches (3 cm) from
the lens surface with the zoom set
all the way to the W side.
Notes
• You cannot record images in macro with
the following PROGRAM AE modes.
— Landscape mode
— Panfocus mode
• You cannot record images in macro when
appears on the LCD screen.
1
Set the MODE selector to
MOVIE or STILL.
2
Press FOCUS repeatedly to
achieve a sharp focus.
The 9 (manual focus) indicator
appears on the LCD screen.
You can select from the following
7 focus settings: auto (no
indicator),
(auto macro),
1 3/4 feet (0.5m), 3 1/4 feet
(1.0m), 9 3/4 feet (3.0m), 23 feet
(7.0m), ∞ (infinite)
To reactivate auto focusing
Press FOCUS repeatedly until the
indicator disappears in step 2.
Note
These setting distances are approximate, and
should be used as a reference.
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To return to normal
recording mode
Press FOCUS repeatedly until
disappears from the LCD screen.
1
Using the PROGRAM
AE function
1
+/–
2
1
Set the MODE selector to
MOVIE or STILL.
2
Press PROGRAM AE
repeatedly to select the
desired PROGRAM AE mode.
Aperture priority mode
Makes the subject stand out
against an unclear background or
makes both the subject and the
background stand out clearly.
Press +/– repeatedly to select an
aperture value in 9 steps from F2.8
to F11.
Shutter speed priority
mode
Records a sharp picture of a fastmoving subject or the flow of
motion of a moving subject.
Press +/– repeatedly to select a
shutter speed in 18 steps from 8”
to 1/725 when recording a still
image and in 12 steps from 1/8 to
1/725 when recording a moving
image.
Twilight mode
Suppresses the washed-out color
of a bright subject in a dark place
so that you can record the subject
without losing the dark
atmosphere of the surroundings.
Twilight plus mode
Increases the effectiveness of the
twilight mode function.
Landscape mode
Focuses only on a distant subject
to record landscapes, etc.
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Panfocus mode
Changes the focus quickly and
simply from a close subject to a
distant subject.
Spot light-metering mode
Select this mode when there is
backlight or when there is strong
contrast between the subject and
the background, etc. Position the
point you want to record on the
spot light-metering cross hair.
LCD screen
Spot light-metering
cross hair
To cancel PROGRAM AE
Press PROGRAM AE repeatedly until
the indicator on the LCD screen goes
out.
Notes
• You cannot select F2.8 in aperture priority
mode, and the indication may differ from
the actual aperture value when the zoom is
set to the T side.
• You can focus only on distant subjects in
Landscape mode.
• In Panfocus mode, the zoom position and
focus are fixed.
• When you record in the Twilight plus
mode, we recommend that you use a tripod
to prevent shaking.
• Set the forced flash
when you use the
flash in the following modes:
–Twilight mode
–Twilight plus mode
–Landscape mode
• You cannot use the PROGRAM AE
function when [REC MODE] is set to
[TEXT].
• If the setting is not appropriate in aperture
priority mode and shutter priority mode,
the setting value indicator on the LCD
screen flashes when you press the shutter
button. In this case, reset the value.
• If you set a slow shutter speed in twilight
plus mode and shutter speed priority mode,
the noise may increase.
Adjusting the
exposure
(EXPOSURE)
Adjusting the white
balance (WHITE
BALANCE)
1
Normally the white balance is
automatically adjusted.
2,3
1
2,3
Set the MODE selector to
MOVIE or STILL.
2
Select [CAMERA] and then
[EXPOSURE] from the menu.
3
Select the desired exposure
value.
Adjust the exposure value while
checking the brightness of the
background. You can select values
ranging from +2.0 EV to –2.0 EV
in steps of 1/3 EV.
Note
The exposure may not be adjusted properly
when the subject is extremely bright or dark,
or when using the flash.
1
Set the MODE selector to
MOVIE or STILL.
2
Select [CAMERA] and then
[WHITE BALANCE] from the
menu.
3
Select the desired white
balance setting.
IN DOOR (n)
• Places where the lighting
condition changes quickly
• Under bright lighting such as
photography studios
• Under sodium or mercury lamps
OUT DOOR (
)
Recording a sunrise/sunset, night
scene, neon signs, or fireworks
HOLD
Recording a single-colored subject
or background
AUTO (No indicator)
Adjusts the white balance
automatically
To reactivate auto
adjustment
Select [AUTO] in step 3.
Note
Select [AUTO] when recording under
fluorescent lighting.
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B Various recording
1
Recording the date
and time on the still
image (DATE/TIME)
Enjoying picture
effects (P.EFFECT)
1
4
1
2,3
2,3
1
Set the MODE selector to
STILL.
2
Select [EFFECT] and then
[DATE/TIME] from the menu.
3
Select the date and time
setting.
DAY&TIME
The date, hour and minutes are
imposed onto the image.
DATE
The year, month and day are
imposed onto the image.
OFF
The date and time are not imposed
onto the image.
4
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Record the image.
The date and time are not
displayed during recording.
The date and time are displayed
when playing back images.
1
Set the MODE selector to
MOVIE or STILL.
2
Select [EFFECT] and then
[P.EFFECT] from the menu.
3
Select the desired mode.
SOLARIZE
The light contrast is clearer and the
picture looks like an illustration.
B&W
The picture is monochrome (black
and white).
SEPIA
The picture is colored like an old
picture.
NEG.ART
The color and brightness of the
picture are reversed.
To cancel picture effect
Select [OFF] in step 3.
B Various playback
To display the next
(previous) index screen
Select v/V at the lower left of the LCD
screen.
Playing back six
images at once
(INDEX)
Displays the previous
index screen
1
Displays the next index
screen
2
1
Set the MODE selector to
PLAY.
2
Select [INDEX] on the LCD
screen.
Six images are displayed at once
(index screen).
To return to normal playback
(single image)
• Select the desired image with the
control button.
• Select [3] (RETURN).
Note
You cannot display images recorded in
TEXT mode on the INDEX screen.
B Various playback
This shows the position of the
currently displayed images relative
to all the recorded images.
The following marks are displayed
on each image according to the
image type and settings.
: Moving image file
: Voice memo file
: E-mail file
: Print mark
- : Protect mark
TEXT: Text mark
TIFF: TIFF mark
(No mark): Normal recording (no
settings)
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Notes
Enlarging a part of
the still image (Zoom
and trimming)
1
2,4
3
1
Set the MODE selector to
PLAY.
2
Display the image to be
enlarged.
3
Zoom in/out the image with
the zoom button.
The zoom scaling indicator
appears on the LCD screen.
4
Press the control button
repeatedly to select the
desired part of the image.
v: The image moves downward
V: The image moves upward
b: The image moves rightward
B: The image moves leftward
To return to the normal size
Zoom in with the zoom button until the
zoom scaling indicator ( ×1.1)
disappears from the screen, or simply
press z.
To record an enlarged image
(trimming)
1Enlarge the image.
2Press the shutter button. The image
is recorded at 640×480 size, then the
display returns to the image display
before enlargement.
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• You cannot trim images recorded in TEXT
mode or uncompressed images.
• The maximum zoom magnification is 5×
the original image, regardless of the image
size.
• The picture quality of trimmed images
may deteriorate.
• The original picture remains even after
trimming.
• The trimmed image is recorded as the
newest file.
Rotating a still image
(ROTATE)
1
2,3,4
Playing back the
images in order
(SLIDE SHOW)
This function is useful for checking the
recorded images or for presentations,
etc.
1
2,3
1
Set the MODE selector to
PLAY.
2
3
Display the image to rotate.
Select [FILE] and then
[ROTATE] from the menu.
1
4
Set the MODE selector to
PLAY.
Rotate the image clockwise
or counterclockwise
,
then select [RETURN].
2
Select [FILE] and then [SLIDE
SHOW] from the menu.
Set the following items.
INTERVAL
1 min (one minute), 30 sec
(30 seconds), 10 sec (10 seconds),
5 sec (5 seconds), 3 sec
(3 seconds)
• You may not be able to rotate protected
images or images recorded with other
equipment.
• Also, when viewing images on a personal
computer, the image rotation information
may not be reflected depending on the
application software.
• You cannot rotate protected or
uncompressed images, or images recorded
in TEXT mode.
REPEAT
ON: Plays back images in a
continuous loop until
[RETURN] is selected.
OFF: After all images have been
played back, the slide show
ends.
3
Select [START] with the
control button.
The slide show begins.
To cancel the slide show
Select [CANCEL] in step 2 or 3.
To skip to the next/previous
image during slide show
playback
Select "b/B" at the lower left of the
LCD screen.
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B Various playback
Notes
Note
The [INTERVAL] setting time is
approximate, and may vary depending on
the played back image size or other factors.
Viewing images on a
TV screen
Before connecting your camera, be
sure to turn off the TV. After
connecting A/V connecting cable
(DSC-S50) or VIDEO connecting
cable (DSC-S30), turn on the TV.
Set the TV/VIDEO
switch to VIDEO.
A/V connecting cable or
VIDEO connecting cable
(supplied)
to A/V OUT jack or
VIDEO OUT jack
1
Connect your camera and the
TV.
DSC-S50
Connect the A/V connecting cable
to the A/V OUT jack of your
camera and to the audio/video
input jacks of the TV.
If your TV has stereo type audio
input jacks, connect the audio plug
of the A/V connecting cable to the
Lch jack.
DSC-S30
Connect the video cable to the
VIDEO OUT jack of your camera
and to the video input jack of the
TV.
2
Turn on the TV, then start
playback on your camera.
The playback image appears on
the TV screen.
Note
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You cannot use a TV that has an antenna
(aerial) connector only.
B Editing
The selected images are protected.
Preventing accidental
erasure (PROTECT)
The - (protect) indicator appears on
protected images.
1
1,2,3
To release protection
If you selected [ALL] in step 2, select
[OFF]. If you selected [SELECT] in
step 2, select the images to unprotect
with the control button, then select
[ENTER].
In single mode
Set the MODE selector to
PLAY, then display the image
to protect.
2
Select [FILE], [PROTECT],
and then [ON] from the menu.
The displayed image is protected
and - appears.
B Editing
1
To release protection
Select [OFF] in step 2.
In INDEX mode
1
Set the MODE selector to
PLAY, then display the INDEX
screen.
2
Select [FILE], [PROTECT],
and then [ALL] or [SELECT]
from the menu.
3
When you select [ALL]
Select [ON].
All the images recorded in
“Memory Stick” are protected.
When you select [SELECT]
Select all the images to protect
with the control button, then select
[ENTER].
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The
(delete) indicator appears
on the selected images and these
images are deleted.
Deleting images
(DELETE)
You cannot delete protected files.
1
1,2,3
To cancel deleting
Select [CANCEL] in step 2 or 3.
In single mode
1
Set the MODE selector to
PLAY, then display the image
to delete.
2
Select [DELETE] and then
[OK] from the menu.
The image is deleted.
In INDEX mode
1
Set the MODE selector to
PLAY, then display the INDEX
screen.
2
Select [DELETE] and then
[ALL] or [SELECT] from the
menu.
3
When you select [ALL]
Select [ENTER].
All unprotected images are
deleted.
When you select [SELECT]
Select all the images to delete with
the control button, then select
[ENTER].
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Note
If there are files on the “Memory Stick” with
names having the same last 4 digits as the
file name of the image to be deleted, these
files are also deleted at the same time.
Changing the
recorded still image
size (RESIZE)
Copying images
(COPY)
You can copy images to another
“Memory Stick.”
1
1,2,3
In single mode
1
1
Set the MODE selector to
PLAY and display the image
to resize.
2
Select [TOOL] and then
[RESIZE] from the menu.
3
Select the desired image
size.
1,2
Set the MODE selector to
PLAY, then display the image
to copy.
2
Select [TOOL], [COPY], and
then [OK] from the menu.
“FILE ACCESS” appears.
3
When “CHANGE MEMORY
STICK” appears, eject the
“Memory Stick.”
“INSERT MEMORY STICK”
appears.
4
Insert the “Memory Stick” on
which to copy the image.
“RECORDING” appears. When
copying is completed,
“COMPLETE” appears.
To end copying, select [EXIT].
DSC-S50
1600×1200, 1024×768, 640×480
DSC-S30
1472×1104, 1280×960, 1024×768,
640×480
The changed image is recorded,
then the display returns to the
image display before resizing.
To return to the original size
Select [CANCEL] in step 3.
Notes
• You cannot change the size of images
recorded in TEXT mode or uncompressed
images.
• When you change from a small size to a
large size, the picture quality deteriorates.
• The original image is retained even after
resizing.
• The resized image is recorded as the
newest file.
To copy the image to
another “Memory Stick”
Select [CONTINUE] and repeat steps
3 and 4.
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B Editing
1
Notes
In INDEX mode
1
1,2,3,4
1
Set the MODE selector to
PLAY, then display the INDEX
screen.
2
Select [TOOL], [COPY], and
then [SELECT] from the
menu.
3
Select the image to copy.
The
(select) indicator appears
on the image.
4
Select [ENTER].
“MEMORY STICK ACCESS”
appears.
5
When “CHANGE MEMORY
STICK” is displayed, eject the
“Memory Stick.”
“INSERT MEMORY STICK”
appears.
6
Insert another “Memory
Stick.”
“RECORDING” appears. When
copying is completed,
“COMPLETE” appears.
To end copying, select [EXIT].
To copy the image to
another “Memory Stick”
Select [CONTINUE] and repeat steps
5 and 6.
To cancel copying part-way
Change the MODE selector setting or
turn off the power.
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• You cannot copy uncompressed images.
• You cannot copy images that are bigger
than 1.4 MB at once. If “NOT ENOUGH
MEMORY” appears or
flashes on the
INDEX screen, cancel some images to
copy and try again.
• After “COMPLETE” appears, if you
exchange the “Memory Stick” without
selecting “EXIT,” the same image is
copied again.
Selecting still images
to print (PRINT MARK)
4
Select [ENTER].
of the selected images change
from green to white.
You can mark a print mark on still
images recorded with your camera.
This mark is convenient when you
have images printed at a shop that
conforms with the DPOF (Digital Print
Order Format) standard.
1
1,2,3,4
In single mode
Set the MODE selector to
PLAY and display the image
you want to print.
2
Select [FILE], [PRINT MARK],
and then [ON] from the menu.
The
(print) mark is displayed
on the image.
To unmark the print mark
Select [OFF] in step 2.
To unmark all the print
marks
Select [FILE], [PRINT MARK],
[ALL] and then [OFF] from the menu.
of all images are unmarked.
Notes
• You cannot mark moving images or images
recorded in TEXT mode.
• If you mark an image recorded in TIFF
mode with a print mark, only the
uncompressed image is printed, and the
JPEG image recorded at the same time is
not printed.
In INDEX mode
1
Set the MODE selector to
PLAY, then display the INDEX
screen.
2
Select [FILE], [PRINT MARK],
and then [SELECT] from the
menu.
3
Select the images to mark
with the control button.
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B Editing
1
To unmark selected print
marks
Select the images to unmark in step 3
with the control button, then select
[ENTER].
Additional information
How to prevent moisture
condensation
Precautions
When bringing the camera from a cold place
to a warm place, seal the camera in a plastic
bag and allow it to adapt to conditions at the
new location over a period of time (about an
hour).
On cleaning
Cleaning the LCD screen
Wipe the screen surface with a cleaning
cloth (not supplied) or a LCD cleaning kit
(not supplied) to remove fingerprints, dust,
etc.
Cleaning the camera surface
Clean the camera surface with a soft cloth
slightly moistened with water, then wipe the
surface dry. Do not use any type of solvent
such as thinner, alcohol or benzene as this
may damage the finish or the casing.
After using your camera at the
seashore or other dusty locations
Clean your camera carefully. Otherwise, the
salty air may corrode the metal fittings or
dust may enter the inside of your camera,
causing a malfunction.
Note on operating
temperature
Your camera is designed for use between the
temperatures of 32°F and 104°F (0°C and
40°C). Recording in extremely cold or hot
places that exceed this range is not
recommended.
On moisture condensation
If the camera is brought directly from a cold
to a warm location, or is placed in a very
damp room, moisture may condense inside
or outside the camera. Should this occur, the
camera will not operate properly.
Moisture condensation occurs
easily when:
• The camera is brought from a cold location
such as a ski slope into a warmly heated
room.
• The camera is taken from an airconditioned room or car interior to the hot
outdoors, etc.
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If moisture condensation occurs
Turn off the camera and wait about an hour
for the moisture to evaporate. Note that if
you attempt to record with moisture
remaining inside the lens, you will be unable
to record clear images.
On AC power adaptor
• Unplug the unit from the wall outlet
(mains) when you are not using the unit for
a long time.
• To disconnect the power cord (mains lead),
pull it out by the plug. Never pull the
power cord (mains lead) itself.
• Do not operate the unit with a damaged
cord or if the unit has been dropped or
damaged.
• Do not bend the power cord (mains lead)
forcibly, or place a heavy object on it. This
will damage the cord and may cause fire or
electrical shock.
• Prevent metallic objects from coming into
contact with the metal parts of the
connecting section. If this happens, a short
may occur and the unit may be damaged.
• Always keep metal contacts clean.
• Do not disassemble the unit.
• Do not apply mechanical shock or drop the
unit.
• While the unit is in use, particularly during
charging, keep it away from AM receivers
and video equipment. AM reception and
video operation are disturbed.
• The unit becomes warm during use. This is
not a malfunction.
• Do not place the unit in locations that are:
— Extremely hot or cold
— Dusty or dirty
— Very humid
— Vibrating
On battery pack
• Use only the specified charger with the
charging function.
• To prevent accident from a short circuit, do
not allow metal objects to come into
contact with the battery terminals.
• Keep the battery pack away from fire.
• Never expose the battery pack to
temperatures above 140°F (60°C), such as
in a car parked in the sun or under direct
sunlight.
• Keep the battery pack dry.
• Do not expose the battery pack to any
mechanical shock.
• Do not disassemble nor modify the battery
pack.
• Install the battery pack to the camera
securely.
• Charging while some capacity remains
does not affect the original battery
capacity.
If any problem occurs, unplug your camera
and contact your nearest Sony dealer.
On internal rechargeable
button battery
Charging method
Connect the camera to a wall outlet (mains)
with the AC power adaptor, or install a
charged battery pack, and leave the camera
for 24 hours or more with the POWER
switch set to OFF.
“Memory Stick” is a new compact, portable
and versatile IC recording medium with a
data capacity that exceeds a floppy disk.
“Memory Stick” is specially designed for
exchanging and sharing digital data among
“Memory Stick” compatible products.
Because it is removable, “Memory Stick”
can also be used for external data storage.
There are two types of “Memory Sticks”:
general “Memory Sticks” and “MagicGate
Memory Sticks” that are equipped with the
MagicGate* copyright protection
technology.
You can use both types of “Memory Stick”
with your camera. However, because your
camera does not support the MagicGate
standards, data recorded with your camera is
not subject to MagicGate copyright
protection.
∗ MagicGate is copyright protection
technology that uses encryption
technology.
Notes
• Do not remove the “Memory Stick” while
reading or writing data.
• Data may be damaged if:
— you remove the “Memory Stick” or turn
off your camera while reading or
writing data.
— you use the “Memory Stick” in a
location subject to the effects of static
electricity or noise.
• Do not attach any other material than the
supplied label on the labeling position.
• Attach the label so that it does not stick out
from the proper attachment location.
• When you carry or store the “Memory
Stick,” put it in its supplied case.
• Do not touch the terminals of a “Memory
Stick” with your hand or a metal object.
• Do not strike, bend or drop the “Memory
Stick.”
• Do not disassemble or modify the
“Memory Stick.”
• Do not allow the “Memory Stick” to get
wet.
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Additional information
This camera has an internal rechargeable
button battery for maintaining the date and
time and other settings regardless of whether
the power is on or off. This rechargeable
button battery is constantly charged as long
as you are using the camera. However, if
you use the camera for only short periods it
discharges gradually, and if you do not use
the camera at all for about half a year it
becomes completely discharged. In this
case, be sure to charge this rechargeable
button battery before using the camera.
However, even if this rechargeable button
battery is not charged, you can still use the
camera as long as you do not record the date
and time.
On “Memory Sticks”
“Memory Stick”,
, “MagicGate
Memory Stick” and
are trademarks of
Sony Corporation.
“MagicGate” and
are
trademarks of Sony Corporation.
PAL system countries
Using your camera
abroad
PAL-M system country
Power sources
You can use your camera in any
country or area with the supplied
battery charger within 100 V to 240 V
AC, 50/60 Hz. Use a commercially
available AC plug adaptor [a], if
necessary, depending on the design of
the wall outlet (mains) [b].
AC-L10
Watching the playback picture on
TV
If you want to view the playback
picture on a TV, you need a TV having
a video input jack and a video
connecting cable.
The color system of the TV must be
the same as that of your digital still
camera. TV color systems differ from
country to country. Check the
following list:
NTSC system countries
Bahama Islands, Bolivia, Canada,
Central America, Chile, Columbia,
Ecuador, Jamaica, Japan, Korea,
Mexico, Peru, Surinam, Taiwan, the
Philippines, the U.S.A., Venezuela, etc.
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Australia, Austria, Belgium, China,
Denmark, Finland, Germany, Great
Britain, Holland, Hong Kong, Italy,
Kuwait, Malaysia, New Zealand,
Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Spain,
Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, etc.
Brazil
PAL-N system countries
Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay
SECAM system countries
Bulgaria, Czech Republic, France,
Guiana, Hungary, Iran, Iraq, Monaco,
Poland, Russia, Slovak Republic,
Ukraine, etc.
Troubleshooting
If you experience trouble with your camera, first check the following items. Should
your camera still not operate properly after you have made these checks, consult your
Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. If code displays (C:ss:ss)
appear on the LCD screen, the self-diagnosis display function is working (page 62).
Cause and/or Solution
Your camera does not
work.
• You are not using an “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack.
t Use an “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack (page 8).
• The battery level is low (the E indicator appears
on the LCD screen).
t Charge the battery pack (page 9).
• The AC power adaptor is not connected securely.
t Connect it firmly to the DC IN jack of your
camera and a wall outlet (mains) (page 12).
• The built-in microcomputer is not working
properly.
t Disconnect and then reconnect all power
sources after one minute. Then turn the power
on by sliding the POWER switch down and
check that the camera works properly.
Your camera cannot
record images.
• The MODE selector is set to PLAY.
t Set it to MOVIE or STILL (pages 16, 20).
• No “Memory Stick” has been inserted into your
camera.
t Insert a “Memory Stick” (page 15).
• The write-protect tab on the “Memory Stick” is set
to LOCK.
t Set it to the recording position.
The picture is out of focus.
• Your camera is not in macro recording mode when
you shoot a subject that is about 1 3/16 to
9 7/8 inches (3 to 25 cm) away from the lens.
t Set the macro recording mode (page 41).
t Press the zoom button to set to the W side.
The resizing function does
not work.
• You cannot resize moving images and text images.
You cannot display a print
mark.
• You cannot display print marks on moving images
and text images.
The picture is noisy.
• Your camera is placed near a TV or other
equipment that uses strong magnets.
t Move your camera away from the TV, etc.
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Additional information
Symptom
Symptom
Cause and/or Solution
The picture is too dark.
• You are shooting a subject with a light source
behind the subject.
t Adjust the exposure (page 43).
t Adjust the brightness of the LCD screen (page
35).
The flash does not work.
• The flash is set to
.
t Set the flash to auto (no indicator),
or
(page 19).
• PROGRAM AE is set to the Twilight, Twilight
plus, or Panfocus mode.
t Cancel the mode (page 42) or set the flash to
.
• The MODE selector is set to MOVIE (DSC-S50
only).
t Set it to STILL.
The date and time are
recorded incorrectly.
• The date and time are not set correctly.
t Set the correct date and time (page 13).
Vertical streaks appear
when you are shooting a
very bright subject.
• The smear phenomenon is happening.
t This is not a malfunction.
The battery life is short.
• You are recording/playing back images under
extremely cold temperatures.
• The battery pack is not charged enough.
t Charge the battery pack fully.
• The battery pack is dead.
t Replace the battery pack with a new one.
The battery remaining
indicator is incorrect.
• You have used the camera for a long time in an
extremely hot or an extremely cold location.
• The battery pack is dead.
t Replace the battery pack with a new one (page
8).
• The battery pack is discharged.
t Install a charged battery pack (pages 8, 9).
Sufficient battery
remaining indicator is
displayed but the power
runs out soon.
t Fully charge the battery pack (page 9).
The zoom does not work.
• PROGRAM AE is set to the Panfocus mode.
t Cancel the Panfocus mode (page 42).
Digital zoom does not
function.
• You cannot use digital zoom to record moving
pictures.
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Symptom
Cause and/or Solution
Your camera cannot play
back images.
• The MODE selector is set to STILL or MOVIE.
t Set it to PLAY (page 21).
The image and sound are
interfered by noise when
you play back an image on
a personal computer.
• You are playing back the file directly from the
“Memory Stick.”
t Copy the file to the hard disk of the personal
computer and then play back the file from the
hard disk (page 27).
The image cannot be
played back on a personal
computer.
t Consult the personal computer or software
manufacturer.
• The image is protected.
t Cancel the protection (page 49).
The power turns off
suddenly.
• With the MODE selector set to STILL or MOVIE,
if you do not operate the camera for about three
minutes while the power is on, the camera turns off
automatically to prevent wearing down the battery.
t Turn on the camera.
• The battery is discharged.
t Replace it with a charged battery.
The image does not
appear on the TV screen.
• The video output signal setting of your camera is
incorrect.
t Change the setting (page 48).
A file error occurs when
you play back a file.
• The image size is larger than 1600×1200.
t Use an image size of 1600×1200 or smaller.
The PROGRAM AE
function does not work.
• The camera is set to TEXT mode.
t Cancel TEXT mode (page 42).
The LCD screen freezes
momentarily.
• This is a characteristic of the system and is not a
malfunction.
The picture is
monochrome (black and
white).
• The camera is set to TEXT mode.
t Cancel TEXT mode (page 39).
• P.EFFECT is set to B&W mode.
t Cancel B&W mode (page 44).
Additional information
Your camera cannot delete
an image.
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Symptom
Cause and/or Solution
Your personal computer
does not recognize your
camera.
• The camera is turned off.
t Turn on the camera.
• The battery level is low.
t Use the AC power adaptor (page 12).
• The USB cable is not connected firmly.
t Disconnect the USB cable, and connect it again
firmly. Make sure that “PC MODE” is displayed
on the LCD screen (page 26).
• The USB connectors on your personal computer are
connected to other equipment besides the keyboard,
the mouse, and your camera.
t Disconnect the USB cables except for the ones
connected to the keyboard, the mouse, and your
camera (page 24).
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Warning and notice messages
Various messages appear on the LCD screen. Check the corresponding descriptions
in the following list.
Message
Meaning
NO MEMORY STICK
No “Memory Stick” has been inserted.
SYSTEM ERROR
Turn the power off and on again.
MEMORY STICK ERROR
The inserted “Memory Stick” cannot be
used with your camera, or is damaged.
Failed to format the “Memory Stick.”
MEMORY STICK LOCKED
The write-protect tab on the “Memory
Stick” is set to the LOCK position.
NO MEMORY SPACE
The capacity of the “Memory Stick” is
full, and you cannot record or copy
images.
NO FILE
No image has been recorded on the
“Memory Stick.”
FILE ERROR
An error occurred while playing back the
image.
FILE PROTECT
The image is protected against erasure.
for “InfoLITHIUM” battery only
The battery is not the “InfoLITHIUM”
type.
NOT ENOUGH MEMORY
The images you want to copy are too big
to copy with your camera.
DIRECTORY ERROR
A directory with the same name already
exists.
IMAGE SIZE OVER
You are playing back an image of a size
that cannot be played back with your
camera.
INVALID OPERATION
You are playing back a file that was
created on equipment other than your
camera.
E
The battery level is low or zero.
-
The image is protected.
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Additional information
FORMAT ERROR
Self-diagnosis display
Your camera has a self-diagnosis display. This
function displays the camera condition on the
LCD screen with a combination of a letter and
four digits of numbers. If this occurs, check the
following code chart. The code informs you of the
camera’s current condition. The last two digits
(indicated by ss) will differ depending on the
state of the camera.
Self-diagnosis display
• C:ss:ss
You can reverse the camera
malfunction yourself.
• E:ss: ss
Contact your Sony dealer or local
authorized Sony service facility.
First three digits
Cause and/or Corrective Action
C:32:ss
• There is trouble with your camera’s hardware.
t Turn the power off and on again.
C:13:ss
• An unformatted “Memory Stick” is inserted.
t Format the “Memory Stick” (page 32).
• The inserted “Memory Stick” cannot be used with
your camera, or is damaged.
t Insert a new “Memory Stick” (page 15).
E:61:ss
E:91:ss
• A camera malfunction that you cannot reverse has
occurred.
t Contact your Sony dealer or local authorized
Sony service facility and inform them of the 5digit service code. (example: E:61:10)
If you are unable to solve the problem even after trying the corrective
actions a few times, contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony
service facility.
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Specifications
System
Output connector
A/V OUT (Monaural)
(DSC-S50 only)
Minijack
Video: 1 Vp-p, 75 Ω,
unbalanced, sync negative
Audio: 327 mV (at a 47 kΩ
load)
Output impedance: 2.2 kΩ
VIDEO OUT
(DSC-S30 only)
Minijack
Digital I/O (USB)
Special minijack
LCD screen
Used LCD panel
2 type TFT (Thin Film
Transistor active matrix) drive
Total number of dots
123 200 (560×220) dots
General
Used battery pack
NP-FM50
Power requirements
8.4 V
Power consumption
(during recording)
2.9 W
Operation temperature
32°F to 104°F
(0°C to 40°C)
Storage temperature
–4°F to +140°F
(–20°C to +60°C)
Maximum dimensions
4 1/2×2 3/4×2 3/4 inches
(113×68×69 mm) (w/h/d)
Mass
Approx. 13 oz (370 g)
(including battery pack NPFM50, “Memory Stick”, wrist
strap and lens cap etc.)
Built-in microphone
(DSC-S50 only)
Electret condenser microphone
Built-in speaker
(DSC-S50 only)
Dynamic speaker
NP-FM50 battery pack
Used battery
Lithium ion battery
Maximum voltage
DC 8.4 V
Nominal voltage
DC 7.2 V
Capacity
8.5 Wh (1 180mAh)
Accessories
A/V connecting cable
(DSC-S50 only) (1)
VIDEO connecting cable
(DSC-S30 only) (1)
NP-FM50 battery pack (1)
AC-L10 AC power adaptor (1)
Power cord (1)
USB cable (1)
Lens cap (1)
Lens cap strap (1)
Wrist strap (1)
“Memory Stick” (4 MB) (1)
CD-ROM (1)
Operating Instructions (1)
Design and specifications are
subject to change without
notice.
AC-L10 AC power
adaptor
Power requirements
100 to 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
Rated output voltage
DC 8.4 V, 1.5 A in operating
mode
Operation temperature
32°F to 104°F (0°C to 40°C)
Storage temperature
–4°F to +140°F
(–20°C to +60°C)
Maximum dimensions
5×1 9/16×2 1/2 inches
(125×39×62 mm) (w/h/d)
Mass
Approx. 10 oz (280 g)
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Additional information
Image device
1/2.7 type color CCD
Lens
3× zoom lens
f = 6.1 – 18.3 mm
(39 – 117 mm when converted
into a 35 mm still camera)
F = 2.8 – 2.9
Exposure control
Automatic exposure
White balance
Automatic, Indoor, Outdoor,
Hold
Data system
Still: JPEG, GIF (in TEXT
mode), TIFF
Movie (DSC-S50 only):
MPEG1
Audio with still image
(DSC-S50 only):
MPEG1 (Monaural)
Recording medium
“Memory Stick”
Flash
Recommended recording
distance:
11 7/8 inches to 8 1/4 feet
(0.3 m to 2.5 m)
LCD screen indicators
The indicators during recording
A Battery remaining indicator
B PROGRAM AE/flash level/flash
mode indicator
J Self-diagnosis function/
recording time indicator
K Number of recorded images
C White balance/EV level/
sharpness indicator
L Remaining memory capacity
indicator
D Picture effect indicator
M Moving image/VOICE recording
time indicator (DSC-S50 only)
E Date/time indicator
F Aperture/shutter speed
indicator
N Self-timer indicator
O Spot light-metering indicator
G AE lock/focus lock indicator
P Focus/macro mode indicator
H Recording mode indicator
Q Menu bar and guide menu
I Image size indicator
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They appear by pressing v on the
control button and disappear by
pressing V of it.
When playing back still images
G Number of stored images in
“Memory Stick”
A Protect indicator
B Print mark indicator
H Remaining memory capacity
indicator
C File name
D Recording mode indicator
I Recording date of the playback
image/menu bar and guide
menu
E Image size indicator
F Image number
When playing back moving images
1
120in
320
O
6
7
Additional information
45
6
012
8
9
0
2
3
D
ID
SC
A VOL. (Volume) indicator
(DSC-S50 only)
B Playback/pause buttons
B: during pause
X: during playback
C Fast-forward/rewind buttons
D Recording mode indicator
E Image size indicator
I
O
OO
RO
S
qa
F Image number/number of
stored images in “Memory
Stick”
G Remaining memory capacity
indicator
H Counter
I Playback image
J Play bar
K Menu bar and guide menu
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Index
A
A/V OUT .........................48
Adjusting the exposure ....43
AE (Auto Exposure) ........16
Aperture priority mode ....42
Auto power-off function ....9
Auto red-eye reduction ....19
B
Battery pack
battery life ...................10
charging.........................9
installing........................8
remaining battery
indicator.......................64
BEEP................................35
C
Charging the battery pack..9
Cleaning...........................54
Control button..................29
COPY...............................51
D
DELETE ..........................50
Digital zoom ....................17
Display window
indicators .....................64
E
Editing
COPY ..........................51
DELETE......................50
preventing accidental
erasure .........................49
E-MAIL ...........................38
Enlarging a part of the
still image ....................46
F
Face-to-face recording .....37
File name .........................28
FLASH LEVEL ...............19
Focus................................41
Focusing manually...........41
FORMAT.........................32
Full charge .........................9
I
IMAGE SIZE...................37
INDEX mode ...................45
“InfoLITHIUM” battery
pack ...............................8
J
JPEG ................................16
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L
S
LCD screen ...................... 64
LCD screen indicators .....64
SECAM system ...............56
Self-diagnosis display ......62
Setting date and time .......13
SHARPNESS...................34
Shutter speed priority
mode ............................42
Single mode .....................31
SLIDE SHOW ................. 47
Still images
playback ...................... 21
recording .....................16
M
“Memory Stick”
copying images............51
formatting ....................32
inserting.......................15
number of images that
you can record .............38
Menu ................................ 32
MODE selector ................29
Moisture condensation.....54
Moving images
playing back ................22
recording .....................20
MPEG ..............................20
N
Normal charge ...................9
NTSC system ...................56
Number of images that you
can record
by image size...............38
in E-MAIL mode......... 38
in VOICE mode...........39
P
P.EFFECT........................44
PAL system...................... 56
Playing back
moving images ............22
still images ..................21
Playing back multiple
images at once .............45
Power supply
AC power adaptor .......12
battery pack ...................9
Preventing accidental
erasure .........................49
PRINT MARK.................53
PROGRAM AE ...............53
PROTECT........................49
Q
Quick Review ..................17
R
REC MODE.....................33
Recording
images in macro ..........41
moving images ............20
still images ..................16
still images for
e-mail........................... 38
with the flash ...............19
RESIZE............................51
T
TEXT ...............................39
TIFF .................................40
TV color system...............56
U
USB..................................25
Using the self-timer .........18
Using your camera
abroad ..........................56
V
Viewing images
on a TV screen ............ 48
using a personal
computer...................... 24
VOICE .............................39
W
Warning and notice
messages...................... 61
WHITE BALANCE.........43
Z
Zoom................................17
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