Sony DSC-V3, Cyber-shot DSC-V3, Cyber Shot DSC-V3 User manual

Sony DSC-V3, Cyber-shot DSC-V3, Cyber Shot DSC-V3 User manual
2-318-592-12 (1)
Getting started ______________________
Shooting still images ________________
Digital Still Camera
Operating Instructions
Viewing still images _________________
Deleting still images _________________
Before operating the unit, please read this manual thoroughly, and retain it for
future reference.
Before advanced operations ____________
Owner’s Record
Advanced still image shooting ___________
The model and serial numbers are located on the bottom. Record the serial
number in the space provided below. Refer to these numbers whenever you
call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product.
Model No. DSC-V3
Serial No. ___________________
Advanced still image viewing____________
Still image printing ____________________
Enjoying movies _____________________
Enjoying images on your computer _______
Troubleshooting ______________________
Additional information _________________
Index ______________________________
DSC-V3
© 2004 Sony Corporation
WARNING
This symbol is intended to
alert the user to the presence
of important operating and
maintenance (servicing)
instructions in the literature
accompanying the appliance.
To prevent fire or shock hazard,
do not expose the unit to rain or
moisture.
CAUTION
The use of optical instruments with this
product will increase eye hazard. Use of
controls or adjustments or performance
of procedures other than those specified
herein may result in hazardous radiation
exposure.
Regulatory Information
Declaration of Conformity
Trade Name:
Model No.:
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Address:
Telephone No.:
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You are cautioned that any changes or
modifications not expressly approved in this
manual could void your authority to operate this
equipment.
Note:
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.
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.
CAUTION
SONY
DSC-V3
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.
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
Attention for the Customers in
Europe
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.
For the customers in the United
Kingdom
A moulded plug complying with BS 1363 is
fitted to this equipment for your safety and
convenience.
Should the fuse in the plug supplied need to
be replaced, a fuse of the same rating as the
supplied one and approved by ASTA or BSI to
BS 1362, (i.e., marked with or mark) must
be used.
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.
This product has been tested and found
compliant with the limits sets out in the EMC
Directive for using connection cables shorter
than 3 meters (9.8 feet).
Attention
The electromagnetic field at the specific
frequencies may influence the picture and sound
of this camera.
Notice
If static electricity or electromagnetism causes
data transfer to discontinue midway (fail), restart
the application or disconnect and connect the
USB cable again.
Notice
Certain countries and regions may regulate
disposal of the battery used to power this
product. Please consult with your local authority.
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Read this first
Trial recording
Do not shake or strike the camera
Clean the flash surface before use
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 recording
medium unusable or image data breakdown,
damage or loss may occur.
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.
LCD screen, LCD finder (only
models with an LCD finder) and lens
Do not get the camera wet
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.
• 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
The power zoom lens
Notes on the camera locations
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.
This camera is equipped with a power zoom lens.
Be careful not to bump the lens, and be careful
not to apply force to it.
Do not use the camera near a location that
generates strong radio waves or emits radiation.
The camera may not be able to record or play
back properly.
Back up recommendation
To avoid the potential risk of data loss, always
copy (back up) data to a disk.
Notes on image data compatibility
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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 143 and follow
the instructions on how to remove it before using
the camera.
• 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.
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.
About the Carl Zeiss lens
This camera is equipped with a Carl Zeiss
lens which is capable of reproducing fine
images. The lens for this camera uses the
MTF* measurement system for cameras
developed jointly by Carl Zeiss, in Germany,
and Sony Corporation, and offers the same
quality as other Carl Zeiss lenses.
* MTF is an abbreviation of Modulation
Transfer Function, a numeric value
indicating the amount of light from a
specific part of the subject gathered at the
corresponding position in the image.
Trademarks
•
•
•
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•
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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is a trademark of Sony
Corporation.
, “Memory Stick
“Memory Stick,”
, “Memory
PRO,”
, “Memory
Stick Duo,”
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, WindowsMedia, 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.
CompactFlash is a trademark of SanDisk
Corporation.
In addition, system and product names used
in this manual are, in general, trademarks
or registered trademarks of their respective
developers or manufacturers. However, the
™ or ® marks are not used in all cases in this
manual.
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Table of Contents
Read this first ............................................ 4
Identifying the parts .................................. 9
Mode dial ............................................ 12
Getting started
Charging the battery pack ....................... 13
Using the AC adaptor .............................. 16
Using your camera abroad ...................... 16
Turning on/off your camera .................... 17
How to use the control button ................. 17
Setting the date and time ......................... 18
Changing the language setting ................ 20
Shooting still image
6
Inserting and removing a recording
medium ........................................... 21
Switching the recording medium ........ 21
Inserting and removing a “Memory
Stick” .............................................. 22
Inserting and removing a CF card ...... 23
Setting the still image size ...................... 24
Image size and quality ............................ 26
Number of still images that can be
recorded .......................................... 28
Basic still image shooting
— Using auto adjustment mode ..... 29
Checking the last image you shot
— Quick Review ............................ 31
Using the zoom feature ....................... 31
Shooting close-ups — Macro ............. 33
Using the self-timer ............................ 34
Using the flash .................................... 35
Shooting images with the finder ......... 36
Inserting the date and time on a still
image .............................................. 37
Shooting according to scene conditions
— Scene Selection.......................... 39
Viewing still images
Viewing images on the LCD screen of
your camera .................................... 42
Viewing images on a TV screen ............. 44
Deleting still images
Deleting images ...................................... 46
Formatting a recording medium.............. 48
Before advanced operations
How to setup and operate your camera ... 50
Changing the menu settings ................ 50
Changing the items in the SET UP
screen .............................................. 51
How to use the jog dial ....................... 51
Deciding the still image quality .............. 52
Creating or selecting a folder .................. 52
Creating a new folder.......................... 53
Changing the recording folder ............ 53
Advanced still image
shooting
Manual features to photo-shooting
situations ....................................... 54
Exposure (shutter speed, aperture, and
ISO sensitivity)
Shooting with Program auto ................... 56
Program Shift ...................................... 56
Shooting with shutter speed priority ....... 57
Shooting with aperture priority mode ..... 58
Shooting with manual exposure mode .... 60
Selecting the metering method................ 60
Adjusting the exposure
— EV adjustment ........................... 61
Displaying a histogram ....................... 62
Shooting with the exposure fixed
— AE LOCK .................................. 63
Shooting three images with the exposure
shifted — Exposure Bracket........... 64
Selecting the ISO sensitivity — ISO ...... 65
Focus
Choosing an auto focus method .............. 66
Choosing a focus range finder frame
— AF range finder .......................... 66
Choosing a focus operation
— AF Mode .................................... 68
Setting the distance to the subject
— Focus preset ............................... 69
Flash
Selecting a flash mode ............................ 69
Adjusting the flash level
— Flash Level ................................ 71
Using an external flash ............................ 72
Using the Sony Flash .......................... 72
Using a commercially available external
flash ................................................ 73
Color
Adjusting color tones
— White Balance ........................... 73
Burst
Shooting continuously ............................ 75
Recording 16 frames in succession
— Multi Burst ............................... 76
Shooting in the dark ................................ 77
NightFraming...................................... 77
NightShot ............................................ 78
Shooting with special effects
— Picture Effect ............................. 78
Shooting still images in RAW mode
— RAW .......................................... 79
Shooting images without compression
— TIFF ........................................... 80
Using a conversion lens .......................... 80
Using the lens hood................................. 81
Advanced still image viewing
Selecting the folder and playing back
images ............................................. 82
Enlarging a portion of a still image......... 83
Enlarging an image
— Playback zoom .......................... 83
Recording an enlarged image
– Trimming ..................................... 84
Playing back successive images
— Slide Show ................................. 84
Rotating still images ............................... 85
Playing back images shot in Multi Burst
mode ............................................... 85
Playing back continuously .................. 86
Playing back frame by frame .............. 86
Protecting images — Protect .................. 87
Changing image size — Resize .............. 88
Still image printing
Printing still images ................................ 89
Direct printing ......................................... 90
Preparing the camera .......................... 90
Connecting the camera to the printer
........................................................ 91
Printing in single-image mode ............ 91
Printing in index mode........................ 93
Having images printed at a shop ............. 95
Marking print marks ........................... 95
Marking print marks in single-image
mode ............................................... 95
Marking print marks in index mode ... 96
Enjoying movies
Shooting movies...................................... 97
Viewing movies on the LCD screen ....... 98
Deleting movies ...................................... 99
Cutting movies ...................................... 100
Enjoying images on your
computer
Copying images to your computer
— For Windows users .................. 102
Installing the USB driver .................. 103
Connecting the camera to your
computer ...................................... 104
Copying images ................................ 105
Viewing the images on your computer
...................................................... 107
Image file storage destinations and file
names ............................................ 107
Viewing image files once copied to a
computer with your camera .......... 109
Installing “Picture Package” and
“ImageMixer VCD2” ................... 109
Copying images using “Picture
Package” ....................................... 111
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Using “Picture Package”................... 112
Printing images ................................. 114
Using “Image Data Converter” ......... 114
Copying images to your computer
— For Macintosh users ................ 115
Using “ImageMixer VCD2” ............. 117
Using “Image Data Converter” ......... 118
Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting .................................... 119
Warnings and messages ........................ 129
Self-diagnosis display – If a code starting
with an alphabet letter appears ..... 132
Additional information
Number of images that can be saved or
shooting time ................................ 133
Menu items............................................ 136
SET UP items........................................ 140
Precautions ............................................ 143
On “Memory Stick” .............................. 144
On “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack ......... 146
Specifications ........................................ 147
The LCD screen .................................... 149
Index
Index ..................................................... 154
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Identifying the parts
 POWER button (17)
See the pages in parentheses for details of operation.
1
2
8
 NIGHTFRAMING/NIGHTSHOT
button (77)
 POWER lamp (17)
9
3
 Mode dial (12, 136)
4
q;
 Shutter button (30)
5
qa
 Lens
6
qs
qd
qf
7
 Finder window
 Flash emitter (35)
 Advanced accessory shoe (72)
 Hologram AF emitter (35, 140)
 Self-timer lamp (34)
qg
 Infrared ray emitter (77)
qh
 ACC (Accessory) jack

(USB) jack (104)
 A/V OUT (MONO) jack (44)
 Jack cover (44)
• The flash automatically pops up and
strobes. Close the flash by hand after use.
• Use the ACC (accessory) jack to connect
an external flash or the remote control
tripod.
9
9
2
q;
3
qa
4
qs
 DC IN jack cover (13, 16)
5
qd
 DC IN jack (13, 16)
6
qf
7
qg
8
qh
 Microphone
 LCD screen
For details on the items on the LCD screen,
see page 149 to 153.
 Finder (36)
Self-timer (34)/recording
lamp (red) (30)
 MENU button (50, 136)
AE/AF lock lamp (green) (30)

(Display/LCD screen on/off)
button (36)
CHG/ lamp (orange) (14,

/CF (“Memory Stick”/CF
card) switch (21)
CHG
/
35, 69)
 AE LOCK button (63)
 Jog dial (51)

 For shooting: Zoom (W/T) button
(31)
For viewing: / (Playback
zoom) button (83)/
(Index) button (42)
(Exposure) button (61)
 FOCUS button (66, 69)
 FRAME button (66)
10
 Control button
Menu on: //// (17)/
Menu off: / // (69/34/31/33)
1

(Image Size/Delete) button
(24, 46)
 Hook for shoulder strap
 Speaker
2
3
 Tripod receptacle
 CF card eject lever (24)
 Battery/“Memory Stick”/CF card
cover
 Battery insertion slot (13)
 Battery eject lever (14)
 CF card insertion slot (23)
1
 RESET button (119)
 Access lamp (22)
4
5
6
7
Shoulder strap
 “Memory Stick” insertion slot
(22)
• 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.
8
9
q;
qa
11
Mode dial
Before using your camera, set the desired
mark on the mode dial onto the POWER
lamp side.
(Auto adjustment mode)
The focus, exposure and white balance
are automatically adjusted to allow easy
shooting. The image quality is set to [Fine]
(page 52).
P (Program auto shooting)
The shooting adjustments are made
automatically just as in the auto adjustment
mode, but you can also change the focus
and other adjustments as desired. In
addition, you can set various shooting
functions using menus (pages 50 and 136).
S (Shutter speed priority)
You can select the shutter speed (page
57). In addition, you can set the desired
shooting functions using menus (pages 50
and 136).
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A (Aperture priority)
You can select the aperture value (page
58). In addition, you can set the desired
shooting functions using menus (pages 50
and 136).
M (Manual exposure shooting)
You can manually adjust the aperture
value and the shutter speed (page 60). In
addition, you can set various shooting
functions using menus (pages 50 and 136).
SCN (Scene Selection)
You can shoot effective pictures according
to the scene (page 39). In addition, you can
set various shooting functions using menus
(pages 50 and 136).
SET UP (Set up)
You can change the settings of the camera
(pages 51 and 140).
(Movie shooting)
You can shoot movies (page 97).
(Playback/Edit)
You can play back or edit recorded still
images and movies (pages 42 and 87).
Charging the battery pack
AC Adaptor
1
1
2
 Open the battery/“Memory
Stick”/CF card cover.
Slide the cover in the direction of the
arrow.
• Be sure to turn off your camera when
charging the battery pack (page 17).
• Your camera operates with the
“InfoLITHIUM” NP-FR1 battery pack (R
type) (supplied). You can use only R type
battery pack (page 146).
Getting started
DC IN jack cover
 mark
2
Battery eject lever
 Install the battery pack, then
close the battery/“Memory
Stick”/CF card cover.
Make sure the battery pack is firmly
inserted all the way, then close the cover.
Battery insertion slot
Insert the battery pack
so that tip of the 
marks on the side of the
battery pack face the tip
of the  mark on the
battery insertion slot.
3
DC plug
 Open the DC IN jack cover
and connect the AC Adaptor
(supplied) to the DC IN jack of
your camera.
Connect the plug with the  mark facing
left.
• 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.
• The battery pack is easily inserted by pushing
the battery eject lever at the front of the battery
compartment toward the LCD screen.
13
Battery remaining indicator
To a wall outlet (wall socket)

To remove the battery pack
The battery remaining indicator on the
LCD screen shows the remaining shooting
or viewing time.
Remaining indicator

4
Power cord
(mains lead)
 Connect the power cord
(mains lead) to the AC Adaptor
and to a wall outlet (wall
socket).
The CHG / lamp lights up when charging
begins.
CHG
/
CHG/ lamp
The CHG/ lamp goes off when charging
is completed.
• After charging the battery pack, disconnect the
AC Adaptor both from the DC IN jack of the
camera and from a wall outlet (wall socket).
14
60min
Remaining time
• When you switch the LCD screen on/off, it
takes about one minute for the correct battery
remaining time to appear.
• The displayed remaining time 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-FR1 (supplied) Approx. 180
• The charging time may become longer under
certain circumstances or conditions.
Battery eject lever
Open the battery/“Memory Stick”/CF
card 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 recording medium
as necessary. Note that the actual numbers
may be less than indicated depending on
the conditions of use.
• The battery capacity decreases as the number
of uses increases and over time (page 147).
2)
Shooting still images
1)
Under the average conditions
NP-FR1 (supplied)
Recording
LCD
No. of
Battery
medium
screen
images life (min.)
“Memory On
Approx. Approx.
Stick”
300
150
Off
Approx. Approx.
400
200
CF card On
Approx. Approx.
300
150
Off
Approx. Approx.
400
200
1)
Shooting in the following situations:
(P.Quality) is set to [Fine]
–
– Shooting one time every 30 seconds
– The zoom is switched alternately between
the W and T ends
– The flash strobes once every two times
– The power turns on and off once every ten
times
– [AF Mode] is set to [Single] in the SET UP
settings
The measurement method is based on CIPA
standard. (CIPA: Camera & Imaging Products
Association)
Viewing still images2)
NP-FR1 (supplied)
No. of
Battery life
images
(min.)
“Memory Stick” Approx. 6800 Approx. 340
CF card
Approx. 6800 Approx. 340
Recording
medium
Viewing single images in order at about three
second intervals
Shooting movies3)
NP-FR1 (supplied)
Recording
LCD screen LCD screen
medium
On
Off
“Memory Approx. 120
Approx. 170
Stick”
min.
min.
CF card
Approx. 120
Approx. 170
min.
min.
3)
Getting started
Number of images and battery
life that can be recorded/
viewed
Shooting movies continuously with the image
size [160]
• 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
– The NightFraming or NightShot function is
activated
– [LCD Backlight] is set to [Bright] in the SET
UP settings
– [AF Mode] is set to [Monitor] or [Cont] in
the SET UP settings
– The battery power is low
• The battery life and the number of images
recordable or viewable does not depend on the
image size setting.
15
Using the AC adaptor
Using your camera
abroad
To a wall outlet (wall socket)
DC IN jack cover

AC Adaptor

1
DC plug
Power cord
(mains lead)
 Open the DC IN jack cover,
connect the AC Adaptor
(supplied) to the DC IN jack of
the camera.
 Connect the power cord
(mains lead) to the AC Adaptor
and then to a wall outlet (wall
socket).
Connect the DC plug with the  mark
facing left.
• After using the AC Adaptor, disconnect it both
from the DC IN jack 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.
• 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 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–LS5/LS5B
• Do not use an electronic transformer (travel
converter), as this may cause a malfunction.
Turning on/off your camera
POWER lamp
 Press POWER.
The POWER lamp (green) lights up and
the power is on. When you turn on your
camera for the first time, the Clock Set
screen appears (page 18).
Turning off the power
Press POWER again. The POWER lamp
goes out, and the camera turns off.
• Do not leave the camera with the lens
portion extended for a long period of
time with the battery or the AC Adaptor
removed, etc., as this may cause
malfunction.
• If you turn on the power when the mode dial
, P, S, A, M, SCN or
, the lens
is set to
portion moves. Do not touch the lens portion
while it is operating.
Auto power-off function
If you do not operate the camera for about
three minutes during shooting or viewing
or when performing SET UP, 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 plug is connected to the
(USB) jack or the A/V OUT (MONO)
jack
Camera 1
1
2
1
2
AF Mode:
Digital Zoom:
Date/Time:
Red Eye Reduction:
Hologram AF:
Auto Review:
Single
Smart
Off
Off
Auto
Off
SELECT
Getting started
POWER
How to use the
control button
Setup 2
1
2
1
File Number:
USB Connect:
Video Out:
OK
Clock Set:
Cancel
2
To change the current settings of the
camera, bring up the menu or the SET
UP screen (page 51), and use the control
button to make the changes.
To set a menu item, press /// on the
control button to select the desired item
and setting and make the setting. To set
a SET UP item, press /// on the
control button to select the desired item
and setting, then press  to make the
setting.
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Setting the date and time
Mode dial
Clock Set
Y/M/D
M/D/Y
D/M/Y
Clock Set
Y/M/D
M/D/Y
D/M/Y
POWER
2004 / 1 /
1
12 : 00
2004 / 1 /
OK
1
12 : 00
OK
AM
Cancel
AM
Cancel
1
 Set the mode dial to
2
.
• To change the date and time, set the
mode dial to SET UP, select [Clock
Set] in 2 (Setup 2) (pages 51 and
142), and perform the procedure
from step .
• You can also carry out this operation when the
or
.
mode dial is set to P, S, A, M, SCN,
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 Press POWER to turn on the
power.
The POWER lamp (green) lights up and
the Clock Set screen appears on the LCD
screen.
3
 Select the desired date display
format with / on the control
button, then press .
Select from [Y/M/D] (year/month/day),
[M/D/Y] (month/day/year) or [D/M/Y]
(day/month/year).
• If the rechargeable button battery (page 144),
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  above.
Clock Set
Y/M/D
M/D/Y
D/M/Y
Y/M/D
M/D/Y
D/M/Y
2004 / 1 /
1
2005 / 1 /
12 : 00
OK
AM
Cancel
4
 Select the year, month, day,
hour or minute item you want
to set with / on the control
button.
The item to be set is indicated with /.
1
Y/M/D
M/D/Y
D/M/Y
2005 / 1 /
10 : 00
OK
AM
Cancel
5
 Set the numeric value with /
on the control button, then
press  to enter it.
After entering the number, / moves to
the next item. Repeat steps  and  until
all of the items are set.
• If you selected [D/M/Y] in step , set the
time on a 24-hour cycle.
• Midnight is indicated as 12:00 AM, and noon
as 12:00 PM.
1
10 : 30
OK
AM
Cancel
Getting started
Clock Set
Clock Set
6
 Select [OK] with  on the
control button, then press .
The date and time are entered and the
clock starts to keep time.
• To cancel the date and time setting, select
[Cancel] with /// on the control button,
then press .
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Changing the language setting
You can change the screen display like
menu items, warnings and messages in
your desired language.
To change the language setting, in the SET
UP settings, select (Language) in
(Setup 1) (pages 51 and 141), and select
the desired language.
1
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Inserting and removing a recording
medium
Switching the recording
medium
/CF
switch
“Memory Stick”
You can use a “Memory Stick” or
CompactFlash card (CF card) as a
recording medium. This camera is not
compliant with CompactFlash Type II.
CompactFlash card
SanDisk
SDCFH-1024-903 (1 GB)
SDCFB-1024-J60 (1 GB)
CompactFlash card
Shooting still images
CF
 Select the recording medium
with the
/CF switch.
: When recording images onto a
“Memory Stick” or playing back
images from a “Memory Stick”.
CF : When recording images onto a CF
card or playing back images from a
CF card.
We have checked the compatibility
of above CF cards compliant with
CompactFlash Type I, however, we cannot
guarantee proper operation of all CF cards.
• Copying between media cannot be done with
this camera.
• For more information about the “Memory
Stick”, see page 144.
• Before using a CF card, be sure to format it
using this camera. Otherwise, satisfactory
performance may not be obtained (page 48).
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Inserting and removing a “Memory Stick”
1
1
2
 Open the battery/“Memory
Stick”/CF card cover.
Slide the cover in the direction of the
arrow.
2
Terminal
side
Label side
 Insert the “Memory Stick”.
Insert the “Memory Stick” all the way in
until it clicks as shown in the illustration.
• Whenever you insert a “Memory Stick”, push
it as far as it can go. If you do not insert it
correctly, a proper recording or playback may
not be carried out.
3
Access lamp
 Close the battery/“Memory
Stick”/CF card cover.
To remove the “Memory Stick”
Open the battery/“Memory Stick”/CF card
cover, then push the “Memory Stick” to
pop it out.
• Whenever the access lamp is lit, the
camera is recording or reading out
an image. Never remove the “Memory
Stick” or turn off the power at this time.
The data may be corrupted.
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Inserting and removing a CF card
Connector side
1
2
 Open the battery/“Memory
Stick”/CF card cover.
Slide the cover in the direction of the
arrow.
2
Front side
 Insert the CF card.
Insert the CF card all the way in from the
connector side as shown in the illustration.
3
1
Shooting still images
2
1
 Close the battery/“Memory
Stick”/CF card cover.
• If you cannot insert the CF card all the way
in, do not push it forcefully. Also, check the
direction of the CF card. If you try to insert it
in the wrong direction, the camera or CF card
may be damaged.
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Setting the still image size
To remove the CF card
Open the battery/“Memory Stick”/CF card
cover, then push the CF card eject lever so
that the CF card is ejected.
7M
3M
1M
Image Size
2
1
CF card eject lever
Access lamp
• Whenever the access lamp is lit, the
camera is recording or reading out an
image. Never remove the CF card or
turn off the power at this time. The data
may be corrupted or the CF card may
become unusable.
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7M
3:2
5M
 Set the mode dial to
turn on the power.
, and
• You can carry out this operation even when the
mode dial is set to P, S, A, M, SCN.
 Press
(Image Size).
The Image Size setup appears.
• For details on the image size, see page 26.
3:2
3M
1M
VGA(E-Mail)
VGA
Image Size
3
Shooting still images
5M
 Select the desired image size
with / on the control button.
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 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
The following illustration shows a brief image using the maximum image size and the
minimum one.
640
2304
Image size
VGA (E-Mail) VGA
640 pixels × 480 pixels = 307,200 pixels
Examples based on the image size
Image size
1)
7M (3072×2304)
Usage guidelines
Larger
3:22) (3072×2048)
5M (2592×1944)
1M (1280×960)
VGA (E-Mail)
(640×480)
2)
• For saving important images, printing in A3 size or
printing A4 size high density images
• For printing in A4 size or printing A5 size high density
images
3M (2048×1536)
1)
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Image size
7M 7M
3072 pixels × 2304 pixels = 7,077,888 pixels
3072
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
7M (3072×2304) size image indicates that
there are 3072 pixels horizontally and 2304
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 recording medium
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.
• 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 [7M]. 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.
Examples based on the image quality
Fine
Low compression
(looks better)
Standard
High compression
(normal)
Usage guideline
• For recording or printing with better image quality.

• For recording a larger number of images.
Shooting still images
Image quality
(Compression ratio)
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Number of still images that can be recorded
The number of images that can be saved in a recording medium1)
The number of images that can be saved when [P.Quality] is set to [Fine] ([Standard])2) are
shown below.
• The table below shows the approximate number of images that can be recorded on a recording medium
that has been formatted by this camera.
(Units: number of images)
“Memory Stick”
Capacity
Image size
1)
16MB
32MB
64MB
128MB
256MB
1GB
7M
4
(9)
9
(18)
18
(36)
37
(73)
67
(132)
137
(268)
279
(548)
3:2
4
(9)
9
(18)
18
(36)
37
(73)
67
(132)
137
(268)
279
(548)
5M
6
(11)
12
(23)
25
(48)
51
(96)
92
(174)
188
(354)
384
(723)
3M
10
(18)
20
(37)
41
(74)
82
(149)
148
(264)
302
(537)
617
(1097)
1M
24
(46)
50
(93)
101
(187)
202
(376)
357
(649)
726
(1320)
1482
(2694)
VGA (E-Mail)
97
(243)
196
(491)
394
(985)
790
(1975)
1428
(3571)
2904
(7261)
5928
(14821)
When [REC Mode] is set to [Normal].
For the number of images that can be saved in other modes, see page 133.
2)
For more information about the image quality (compression ratio), see page 52.
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512MB
CF card
(Units: number of images)
Capacity
Image size
1GB
7M
294 (578)
3:2
294 (578)
5M
406 (762)
3M
651 (1157)
1M
1563 (2842)
VGA (E-Mail)
6252 (15631)
1)
When [REC Mode] is set to [Normal].
For the number of images that can be saved in
other modes, see page 135.
2)
For more information about the image quality
(compression ratio), see page 52.
• 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.
• The number of shooting images may differ
from these values according to the shooting
mode, shooting conditions and the subject.
• When the number of remaining shooting
images is greater than 9,999, the “>9999”
indicator appears on the LCD screen.
• You can resize the images later (Resize
function, see page 88).
Basic still image shooting — Using auto adjustment mode
Holding the camera correctly
 Set the mode dial to
turn on the power.
When shooting pictures with the camera,
be careful so that your fingers do not block
the lens portion, finder window, flash
emitter, infrared ray emitter or speaker
(page 9).
2
, and
• To select the recording medium, use the
/CF switch (page 21).
• The lens cover opens when the power is turned
on.
• Do not touch the lens portion while it is
operating, such as when you press POWER to
turn on the power or when the zoom function is
working (page 31).
Shooting still images
1
 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).
• The frame indicated on the LCD screen shows
the focus adjustment range (AF range finder,
page 66).
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94
4
 Press and hold the shutter
button halfway down.
 Press the shutter button fully
down.
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.)
When the surroundings are dark, the flash
automatically pops up and strobes.
The shutter sounds. The image will
be recorded in the recording medium.
The recorded image is displayed for
approximately two seconds (Auto Review,
page 140). When the recording lamp (page
10) goes out, you can shoot the next image.
• If you release the shutter button, 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 (except in Continuous AF,
page 68).
• No beep sounds when [Beep] is set to [Off] in
the SET UP settings (page 141).
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AE/AF lock indicator
Flashes in green 
Light up
VGA
• 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 17).
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 (except in Continuous AF, page 68).
The Auto Focus function may have
difficulty working under the following
conditions. In such cases, release the
shutter 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 two Auto Focus functions: “AF
range finder frame” which sets the focus
position according to the subject position
and size, and “AF mode” which sets the
focus start/finish timing. See page 66 for
details.
Checking the last image
you shot — Quick Review
60min
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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
 Press  () on the control
button.
To return to the normal shooting mode,
press lightly on the shutter button or press
 () again.
To delete the image displayed on
the LCD screen
1 Press
(Delete).
2 Select [Delete] with  on the control
button, then press .
The image is deleted.
• The image may appear rough right after
playback starts due to the image processing.
 Press the zoom buttons to
choose the desired zoom
position for shooting.
The minimum focal distance to the
subject
Approx. 50 cm (19 3/4 inches) from the
lens surface
• The lens portion moves during zoom operation.
Do not touch the lens portion while it is
operating.
• You cannot change the zoom scale while
shooting movie (page 97).
Shooting still images
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Zoom
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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 4×.
Digital zoom
The camera has the following two types of
digital zoom.
Smart zoom
The image is enlarged with almost no
distortion. This lets you use smart zoom
with the same feeling as optical zoom.
The maximum smart zoom scale depends
on the selected image size as shown in the
following table.
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Precision digital zoom
All image sizes are enlarged up to a
maximum 8×. Precision digital zoom
function cuts out and enlarges a certain
portion of the image, so the image quality
deteriorates.
Optical zoom
Image
size
Precision digital
zoom
Maximum
Maximum
precision digital
smart
zoom scale zoom scale
7M
—*
8×
3:2
—*
8×
5M
Approx.4.7×
8×
3M
Approx.6×
8×
1M
Approx.9.6×
8×
VGA
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(E-Mail)
8×
• You cannot confirm the image with the finder
when using the smart zoom function.
• When using the smart zoom, the image on the
LCD screen may look rough. However, this
phenomenon has no effect on the recorded
image.
• You cannot use the smart zoom in the Multi
Burst mode.
To set digital zoom
Set [Digital Zoom] to [Smart] or
[Precision] in the SET UP settings (page
140).
(When you purchase your camera, [Digital
Zoom] is set to [Smart].)
When you press the zoom button, the zoom
scaling indicator appears on the LCD
screen as follows.
The W side of this line is optical zoom,
and the T side is digital zoom
* The maximum optical zoom scale is 4×.
• The maximum smart zoom and precision
digital zoom scale includes the optical zoom
scale.
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Zoom scaling indicator
• The zoom scaling indicator differs according to
the zoom type.
– Optical zoom:
– Smart zoom:
– Precision digital zoom:
• The AF range finder frame does not appear
,
or
when using the digital zoom. The
indicators flashes, and AF operates with
priority on subjects located near the center.
• The digital zoom cannot be used when
shooting in RAW mode (page 79).
Shooting close-ups — Macro
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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 10 cm (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. 10 cm (4 inches) from the lens surface
Shooting still images
• We recommend that you use Flexible Spot AF
(page 66).
• When shooting in the close-ups (Macro) mode,
use the LCD screen. If you shoot using the
finder, the range you can see through the finder
may differ from the actual recording range.
This is due to parallax.
 Set the mode dial to , and
press  ( ) on the control
button.
The (Macro) indicator appears enlarged
on the LCD screen (page 140).
• If the menu is currently displayed, press
MENU first so that the menu disappears.
• You can also carry out this operation when the
mode dial is set to P, S, A, M, SCN (other than
(Twilight mode),
(Landscape mode),
.
(Candle mode)) or
When the zoom is set all the way to the
T side:
Approx. 40 cm (15 3/4 inches) from the lens
surface
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Using the self-timer
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 Center the subject in the
frame. Press and hold the
shutter button halfway down
to focus on, then press the
shutter button fully down.
To return to normal recording mode
Press  ( ) on the control button again.
The indicator disappears from the LCD
screen.
• 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.
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1
 Set the mode dial to , and
press  ( ) on the control
button.
The (self-timer) indicator appears
enlarged on the LCD screen (page 140).
• If the menu is currently displayed, press
MENU first so that the menu disappears.
• You can also carry out this operation when the
.
mode dial is set to P, S, A, M, SCN or
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 Center the subject in the
frame. Press and hold the
shutter button halfway down
to focus on, then press the
shutter button fully down.
The self-timer lamp (page 9) flashes
and a beep sounds after you press the
shutter button until the shutter operates
(approximately 10 seconds later).
To cancel the self-timer in the
middle of the operation
Press  ( ) on the control button again. The
indicator disappears from the LCD screen.
• If you press the shutter button while standing
in front of the camera, the focus and the
exposure may not be correctly set.
Using the flash
Flash emitter
Hologram AF emitter
Shooting images with the
Hologram AF
The flash automatically pops up and
strobes when the surroundings are dark.
Close the flash by hand after using it.
• When [ISO] is set to [Auto] in the menu
settings, the recommended shooting distance
using the flash is approx. 0.4 m to 3 m (15
3/4 inches to 118 1/8 inches) (W)/0.4 m to
2.5 m (15 3/4 inches to 98 1/2 inches) (T).
• 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.
• While the flash is being charged, the
CHG/ (flash) lamp flashes. After charging is
completed, the lamp goes out.
• You can also select the following flash modes:
(Forced flash), SL (Slow synchro), and
(No flash). For details on these modes, see
page 69.
When this function is not needed, set [Hologram
AF] to [Off] in the SET UP settings (page 140).
Shooting still images
The hologram AF is fill light to focus more
easily on a subject in dark surroundings.
The ON appears on the LCD screen and
the hologram AF emits red light when the
shutter button is pressed halfway until the
focus is locked.
• If the hologram AF emitter is dirty, the
hologram AF light may be dimmed and focus
may not be achieved. In this case, wipe the
hologram AF emitter with a dry cloth.
• Do not block the hologram AF emitter during
recording.
• The AF range finder frame is not displayed.
AF range finder frame indicator flashes and the
centrally-located subject has priority to focus
on.
• When you mount an adaptor ring (not
supplied), telephoto end conversion lens (not
supplied), lens hood (not supplied) or ring light
(not supplied) to the camera, the hologram
AF light is blocked. We recommend using
hologram AF together with the Sony HVLF32X flash.
• The hologram AF does not function when
(Twilight mode) or
[SCN] (Scene) is set to
(Landscape mode).
• If hologram AF light does not reach the subject
sufficiently or the subject has no contrast, focus
will not be achieved. (An approximate distance
of 0.5 m to 3.0 m (19 3/4 inches to 118 1/8
inches) is recommended.)
• Focus is achieved as long as hologram AF light
reaches the subject, even if the light is slightly
off the center of the subject.
• When the focus preset distance is set (page 69),
the hologram AF does not function.
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Shooting images with the
finder
Histogram on
About Hologram AF
“Hologram AF (Auto-Focus)” is an AF fill light
system that applies laser holograms to enable
you to shoot still images in dark places. The
Hologram AF system uses gentler radiation than
conventional highbrightness LEDs or lamps,
thus satisfying Laser Class 1* specifications and
maintaining higher safety for human eyes.
No safety problems will be caused by looking
directly into the hologram AF emitter at a close
range. However, it is not recommended to do so,
because you may experience such effects like
several minutes of residual image and dazzling,
that you encounter after looking into a flashlight.
* Hologram AF satisfies Class 1 (time base
30 000 seconds), specified in JIS (Japan), IEC
(EU), and FDA (US) industry standards.
Complying with these standards identifies the
laser product as safe, under the condition that a
human can look at the laser light either directly
or focused through a lens for 30 000 seconds.
Finder
(Image information can also be displayed
during playback.)
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Indicators off
The finder is convenient when you want to
save battery power, or when it is difficult to
confirm the image using the LCD screen.
Each time you press
, the display
changes in the following order.
S AF

LCD screen off

Indicators on
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Inserting the date and time
on a still image
Camera 1
Camera 1
1
2
1
2
AF Mode:
Digital Zoom:
Date/Time:
Red Eye Reduction:
Hologram AF:
Auto Review:
Single
1
Smart
2
Off
Off
1
Auto
2
Off
AF Mode:
Digital Zoom:
Date/Time:
Red Eye Reduction:
Hologram AF:
Auto Review:
Day&Time
Date
Off
SELECT
1
 Set the mode dial to SET UP.
The SET UP screen appears.
• When images are shot with the date and time
superimposed, the date and time cannot be
removed later.
• The date and time are not inserted in Multi
Burst mode.
• The date and time do not appear on the LCD
indicator
screen during shooting, instead,
appears on the LCD screen. The actual date
and time appear in red on the lower-right
corner during playback only.
2
Shooting still images
• The image through the finder does not indicate
the actual recordable range. This is due to
parallax. To confirm the recordable range, use
the LCD screen.
• Just as with the AE/AF lock indicator on the
LCD screen, when the AE/AF lock lamp of the
finder section stops flashing and remains on,
you can start shooting (page 30).
• When the LCD screen is turned off:
– The digital zoom does not function (page 31).
– [AF Mode] is set to [Single] (page 68).
– If you press (Flash mode)/ (Self-timer)/
(Macro), the image will be displayed
on the LCD screen for approximately two
seconds so you can check or change the
setting.
• When shooting/viewing movies, the status of
the LCD screen changes as follows: Indicators
off  LCD screen off  Indicators on
• For a detailed description of the indicators, see
page 149.
• For a detailed description of the histogram, see
page 62.
• This setting is maintained even when the power
is turned off.
 Select
(Camera 1) with  on
the control button, then press
.
Select [Date/Time] with /,
then press .
1
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Camera 1
1
2
1
2
AF Mode:
Digital Zoom:
Date/Time:
Red Eye Reduction:
Hologram AF:
Auto Review:
Single
Smart
Day&Time
Off
Auto
Off
PAGE SELECT
3
 Select the date and time
setting with / on the control
button, then press .
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, set
the mode dial to
to shoot the image.
• You can shoot even when the mode dial is set
to P, S, A, M or SCN.
• If you select [Date], the date is superimposed
onto the image in the order selected in “Setting
the date and time” (page 18).
• Date and time setting is maintained even when
the power is turned off.
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Shooting according to scene conditions — Scene Selection
You can shoot more effectively by
selecting the appropriate mode and then
pressing the shutter button.
• The shutter speed becomes slower, so using a
tripod is recommended.
• The shutter speed becomes slower, so using a
tripod is recommended.
Landscape mode
Focuses only on a distant subject to shoot
landscapes, etc.
Portrait mode
Backgrounds blur away, and the subject is
sharpened.
Shooting still images
Twilight mode
Allows you to shoot night scenes at
far distance without losing the dark
atmosphere of the surroundings.
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.
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.
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Beach mode
When shooting seaside or lakeside scenes,
the blue of the water is clearly recorded.
Scene
SCN
1
Candle mode
You can record parties, candle services and
other candlelit scenes without spoiling the
candlelight atmosphere.
Scene
WB ISO
Mode
MENU
 Set the mode dial to SCN, then
press MENU.
The menu appears.
SCN
WB ISO
Mode
2
 Select [SCN] (Scene) with 
on the control button, then
select the desired mode with
/.
To return to normal mode
Set the mode dial to different mode.
• Scene Selection setting is maintained even
when the power is turned off.
• The shutter speed becomes slower, so using a
tripod is recommended.
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Shooting with Scene Selection
Function
Macro
Flash
mode
Shooting
mode
—

SL
AF range
Exp
finder
Brktg
frame
—

—

Flash
Level
White
Bal
Burst/
Speed
Burst/
Multi
Burst
∞
—

—


Auto/ WB
/
—
∞



Focus
preset
10m, 15m,
10m, 15m,
—
/











/







/






—
Center
AF
—
Other than
∞
—
Shooting still images
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.
—
•  indicates that the function can be set to your preference.
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Viewing images on the LCD screen of your
camera
Single (single-image)
screen
60min
VGA
101
Viewing single images
60min
Index (nine-image/sixteen-image) screen
BACK/NEXT
BACK/NEXT
2005 1 1 10:30PM
VOLUME
SINGLE DISPLAY
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/sixteen-image)
screen
Nine or sixteen images are displayed
simultaneously in separate panels on the
LCD screen.
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101
8/9
8/9
101-0008
101-0008
VGA
SINGLE DISPLAY
• You can switch the displayed image to the
previous image or the next image by turning
the jog dial.
• For details on viewing movies, see page 98.
• For a detailed description of the indicators, see
page 151.
2005 1 1 10:30PM
VOLUME
1
 Set the mode dial to
turn on the power.
, and
The last image in the selected recording
folder (page 82) appears on the LCD
screen.
• To select the recording medium, use the
/
CF switch (page 21).
• The image may appear rough right after
playback starts due to the image processing.
Viewing an index (nine-image or sixteen-image) screen
60min
BACK/NEXT
101
3/9
• SINGLE DISPLAY
2005 1 1 10:30PM
VOLUME
2
 Select the desired still image
with / on the control button.
 : To display the preceding image
 : To display the next image
1
 Press
• SINGLE DISPLAY
2
(index) once.
 Press
Viewing still images
101-0003
VGA
(index) again.
The display switches to the index (nineimage) screen.
The display switches to the index (sixteenimage) screen.
To display the next (previous) index
screen
Press /// on the control button to
move the yellow frame up/down/left/right.
To display the next (previous) index
screen
Press /// on the control button to
move the yellow frame up/down/left/right.
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Viewing images on a TV screen
To
A/V OUT
(MONO)
jack
• SINGLE DISPLAY
3
 Select the desired still image
with /// on the control
button.
The image in the yellow frame is selected.
To return to the single-image screen
Press the zoom T button or  on the
control button.
1
A/V connecting cable (supplied)
 Connect the A/V connecting
cable (supplied) to the
A/V OUT (MONO) jack of the
camera and the audio/video
input jacks of the TV.
If your TV has stereo input jacks,
connect the audio plug (black) of the A/V
connecting cable to the left audio jack.
• Turn off both your camera and the TV before
connecting the camera and the TV with the
A/V connecting cable.
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2
TV/Video switch
 Turn on the TV and set the
TV/Video switch to “Video”.
• The name and location of this switch may
differ depending on your TV. For details, see
the operating instructions supplied with the TV.
VGA
BACK/NEXT
2/9
2005 1 1 10:30PM
VOLUME
3
 Set the mode dial to
turn on the camera.
, and
Press / on the control button to select
the desired image.
• To select the recording medium, use the
/
CF switch (page 21).
• When using your camera abroad, it may be
necessary to switch the video output signal to
match that of your TV system (page 142).
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-M system
Brazil
PAL-N system
Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay
SECAM system
Bulgaria, France, Guiana, Iran, Iraq,
Monaco, Russia, Ukraine, etc.
Viewing still images
101-0002
101
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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Deleting images
60min
101-0002
BACK/NEXT
VGA
101
60min
2/9
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VOLUME
1
 Set the mode dial to , and
turn on the camera.
Press / on the control
button to select the image you
want to delete.
• To select the recording medium, use the
/
CF switch (page 21).
• Note that you cannot restore deleted images.
VGA
101
60min
2/9
101
2/9
Delete
Exit
Delete
Exit
BACK/NEXT
BACK/NEXT
2
 Press
VGA
3
(Delete).
The image has not yet been deleted at this
point.
• You cannot delete the protected image (page
87).
 Select [Delete] with  on the
control button, then press .
The message “Access” appears, and the
image has been deleted.
To continue and delete other images
Display the image to be deleted with /
on the control button. Then, select [Delete]
with  and press .
To cancel deleting
Select [Exit] with  on the control button,
then press .
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Deleting images in index (nine-image or sixteen-image) mode
Delete
Exit
Select
Delete
Exit
All In This Folder
 While an index (nine-image/
sixteen-image) screen (page
42) is displayed, press
(Delete).
• Note that you cannot restore deleted images.
• SELECT
All In This Folder
2
 Select [Select] with / on the
control button, then press .
TO NEXT
3
 Select an image you want to
delete with /// on the
control button, then press .
Deleting still images
1
Select
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  on the control button again so that the
indicator disappears.
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Formatting a
recording medium
To delete all the images in
the folder
Delete
Exit
OK
4
 Press
(Delete) and select
[OK] with  on the control
button, then press .
The message “Access” appears, and the
images with the indicator have been
deleted.
To cancel deleting
Select [Exit] with  on the control button,
then press .
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Select [All In This Folder] with  on
the control button in step , then press
. Select [OK], then press . All of
the unprotected images in the folder
are deleted. To cancel deleting, select
[Cancel], then press .
• You can also delete movies (page 99).
/CF
switch
1
 Insert the recording medium
you want to format into the
camera. Select the recording
medium with the
/CF
switch. Set the mode dial
to SET UP, and turn on the
camera.
• The term “formatting” means preparing a
recording medium to record images; this
process is also called “initialization”.
• When you format a recording medium,
be aware that all of the data in the
recording medium will be permanently
erased. Protected images are also
erased.
Memory Stick Tool
1
2
60min
Memory Stick Tool
OK
Format:
Create REC. Folder: Cancel
Change REC. Folder:
1
2
Format
OK
Format:
Create REC. Folder: Cancel
Change REC. Folder:
All data will be erased
1
1
2
2
 When you format a “Memory
Stick”, select
(Memory
Stick Tool) with / on the
control button.
When you format a CF card,
select (CF Card Tool) with
/ on the control button.
Select [Format] with  on the
control button, then press .
3
 Select [OK] with  on the
control button, then press .
To cancel the formatting
Select [Cancel] with  on the control
button, then press .
4
 Select [OK] with  on the
control button, then press .
Deleting still images
2
Ready?
OK
Cancel
The message “Formatting” appears. When
this message disappears, the format is
complete.
• The “Memory Stick” is already formatted, and
can be used immediately.
• Be sure to format the CF card using this
camera. Otherwise, satisfactory performance
may not be obtained.
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Changing the menu settings
How to setup and
operate your camera
 Set the mode dial to
M, SCN,
or .
The usage of the menus and SET UP
screen items is described below.
 Press MENU.
MENU
, P, S, A,
To turn off the menu display
Press MENU again.
Spot
Center
Multi
Metering Mode
WB ISO
Mode BRK
• The displayed items differ according to the
mode dial position.
• For a detailed description of the mode dial, see
page 12.
 Press / on the control
button to select the item you
want to set.
800
400
200
100
Auto
ISO
WB ISO
Mode BRK
• When the mode dial is set to
, press  on
the control button after selecting the item.
 Press / on the control
button to select the desired
setting.
The selected setting is enlarged and
the setting is entered.
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There are items that are not displayed on
the screen. Press /// on the control
button to display these items.
The menu appears.
Mode dial
Control button
When the /// marks
appear with an item
• You cannot select items displayed in gray.
• For a detailed description of the menu items,
see page 136.
Changing the items in the
SET UP screen
 Set the mode dial to SET UP.
The SET UP screen appears.
Camera 1
1
2
1
2
AF Mode:
Digital Zoom:
Date/Time:
Red Eye Reduction:
Hologram AF:
Auto Review:
Single
Smart
Off
Off
Auto
Off
How to use the jog dial
The jog dial is used to change the setting
values when shooting with the manual
adjustment modes (shutter speed priority
mode, aperture priority mode, manual
exposure mode), EV adjustment, focusing
manually or choosing AF range finder
frame.
To select the item
 Turn the jog dial to select the
item you want to set.
Move the yellow indication  to select
the item.
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SAF
The frame of the selected item turns
yellow.
50 F5.6
0EV
 Press the jog dial.
The value turns yellow.
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Set
Setup 2
1
File Number:
2
USB Connect:
1
Video Out:
OK
Clock Set:
Cancel
2
 Press  on the control button
to enter the setting.
To turn off the SET UP screen
display
Set the mode dial to anything other than
SET UP.
• For a detailed description of the SET UP items,
see page 140.
Jog dial
SAF
50 F5.6
0EV
 To set other items, press the
jog dial and then select the
desired item.
Before advanced operations
 Press /// on the control
button to select the item you
want to set.
• You cannot select items displayed in gray.
To select the value
You can select values that are displayed in
yellow.
Turn the jog dial to select the value
you want to set
The displayed value is set.
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Deciding the still
image quality
You can select the still image quality from
[Fine] (high quality) or [Standard].
This camera is equipped with other
methods to select the image quality. You
can select these settings using the [Mode]
(REC Mode) item in the menu. These
items are as follows: [RAW] which records
raw data (page 79), [TIFF] which records
uncompressed data (page 80).
MENU
Control button
Mode dial
 Set the mode dial to P, S, A, M
or SCN.
 Press MENU.
The menu appears.
 Select
(P.Quality) with /,
then select the desired image
quality with /.
Fine
FINE
Standard
P.Quality
Mode BRK
M
PFX
Creating or selecting
a folder
Your camera can create multiple folders
within a recording medium. You can
select the folder used to store images
before shooting, which is convenient for
organizing images.
When not creating a new folder,
“101MSDCF” folder is selected as the
recording folder.
You can create folders up to “999MSDCF”.
Control button
Mode dial
/CF switch
• 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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Creating a new folder
 Set the mode dial to SET
UP, and select the recording
medium with the
/CF
switch.
The creating folder screen appears.
60 min
Create REC. Folder
Creating REC. folder 102MSDCF
Ready?
OK
Cancel
 Select [OK] with , then press
.
A new folder is created with a number
one higher than the largest number in
the recording medium, and the folder
becomes the recording folder.
To cancel folder creation
Select [Cancel] in step  or .
• 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.
 Set the mode dial to SET
UP, and select the recording
medium with the
/CF
switch.
 Select
(Memory Stick Tool)
or (CF Card Tool) with /,
[Change REC. Folder] with
/, and [OK] with /, then
press .
The recording folder selection screen
appears.
Select REC. Folder
102
2/2
Folder Name:102MSDCF
No. Of Files: 0
Created:
2005 1 1 1::05:34AM
OK
Cancel
• You cannot select the “100MSDCF” folder as a
recording folder (page 107).
• The image is stored in the newly selected
folder. You cannot move recorded images to a
different folder with this camera.
Before advanced operations
 Select
(Memory Stick Tool)
or (CF Card Tool) with /,
[Create REC. Folder] with
//, and [OK] with /, then
press .
Changing the recording
folder
BACK/NEXT
 Select the desired folder with
/, and [OK] with , then
press .
To cancel changing the
recording folder
Select [Cancel] in step  or .
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Manual features
to photo-shooting
situations
After you are familiar with your camera,
let’s shoot an image in various situations
with some settings changed. This section
describes some representative manual
shooting examples.
Q: To shoot a portrait with its
background blurred?
Q: To shoot a portrait against
light?
 Selecting a flash mode (page 69)
Shooting a human subject in a bright place
can create dim facial shadows. This occurs
when the background is brighter than
the person. In such cases, set the flash to
(Forced flash).
You can shoot both the person and the
background clearly.
• You can use the flash within the reach of the
flash light.
 Shooting with aperture priority
mode (page 58)
When you want to enhance the person with
the background blurred, adjust the aperture
manually. The more the aperture is opened
(the aperture value becomes smaller), the
narrower the focus is. The background is
blurred accordingly.
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Q: To shoot a night scene?
 Shooting with shutter speed
priority mode (page 57)
Using the flash in the auto adjustment
mode restricts the shutter speed and the
flash light does not reach distant subjects.
The image, therefore, is not captured
clearly. In such cases, slow the shutter
speed manually, set the flash to
(No
flash), and reduce the light using the EV
adjustment. You can then shoot a clear
night scene.
Q: To shoot a moving subject?
 Selecting the ISO sensitivity
(page 65)
When you cannot use the flash or set the
shutter speed slower, increase the ISO
rating. The higher rated ISO setting helps
maximize the effect of the surrounding
light to shoot.
 Shooting with shutter speed
priority mode (page 57)
When shooting a moving person or
subject, set the shutter speed higher to
freeze the motion or set the shutter speed
slower to get the flow of motion of the
subject. Adjust the shutter speed to express
moment that is beyond what the human
eye can see.
Q: To shoot the beautiful
afterglow of the sunset
 Adjusting color tones (page 73)
If the image you shot is not expressed
in your desired colors, change the white
balance mode. Setting the white balance
(Daylight) enhances the
mode to
redness of the sunset.
Advanced still image shooting
Q: To shoot without flash?
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Program Shift
Shooting with
Program auto
You can change the aperture value and
shutter speed combination while keeping
the brightness fixed.
In program auto mode, the camera
automatically adjusts the shutter speed and
the aperture according to the brightness of
the subject just as in the auto adjustment
mode (mode dial: ). In addition, the
program auto mode can change the
shooting settings in the menu, a feature
which the auto adjustment mode does not
have (page 136).
 Set the mode dial to P.
 Select the aperture value and
shutter speed combination
with the jog dial.
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Jog dial
SAF
Shutter button
250 F2.0
“ ” is indicated while the aperture
value and shutter speed combination
is shifted.
 Shoot the image.
To cancel Program Shift
Turn the jog dial to return the indication
from “ ” to “ ”.
Mode dial
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• You cannot shift the aperture value and shutter
speed combination when the shutter button is
pressed halfway down.
• When the brightness changes, the aperture
value and shutter speed also change while
maintaining the shift amount.
• You may not be able to change the aperture
value and shutter speed combination depending
on your shooting situations.
• When the flash mode setting is changed,
Program Shift is canceled.
• Setting the mode dial to other than P or turning
off the power cancels Program Shift.
Shooting with shutter
speed priority
You can adjust the shutter speed manually.
If you shoot a moving subject at a higher
shutter speed, it appears as if frozen on the
image. At a lower shutter speed, the subject
appears as if it is flowing. Aperture value
is automatically adjusted to attain correct
exposure according to the brightness of the
subject.
Shutter button
 Select a shutter speed with the
jog dial.
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SAF
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The shutter speed can be selected from
1/1000 to 30 seconds.
If you select certain shutter speeds*,
the NR slow shutter function is
automatically activated. In such cases,
“NR” is indicated next to shutter speed
indicator.
* When [ISO] is [800]:
Shutter speeds of 1/25 second or
slower
When [ISO] is other than [800]:
Shutter speeds of 1/6 second or
slower
 Shoot the image.
Mode dial
• When the shutter speed is high, the amount
of flash light may be insufficient even if you
strobes the flash.
• You can adjust the exposure value (page 61).
• Shutter speeds of one second or longer are
indicated with [“] after the value, such as 1”.
• If the proper exposure is not obtained after
making the settings, the setting value indicators
on the screen flash when the shutter button is
pressed halfway down. You can shoot in this
condition, but we recommend that you adjust
the flashing values again.
• The flash is set to (Forced flash) or (No
flash).
Advanced still image shooting
High shutter speed Slow shutter speed
Jog dial
 Set the mode dial to S.
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NR slow shutter
Shooting techniques
The NR slow shutter mode reduces noise
from recorded images, providing clear
images. When using certain shutter speeds*,
the camera automatically works the NR slow
shutter mode and “NR” is indicated next to
the shutter speed indicator.
* When [ISO] is [800]:
Shutter speeds of 1/25 second or slower
When [ISO] is other than [800]:
Shutter speeds of 1/6 second or slower
When shooting a moving person, car, or
spindrift, etc., using the high shutter speed,
you can express moment that is beyond what
the human eye can see.
Press the shutter button
fully down.

Capturing
When shooting a subject such as the flow
of a river at a slower shutter speed, you can
create an image that captures the subject’s
flowing movement. In such cases, use of a
tripod is recommended to prevent camera
shake.
Then the screen turns
black.
Shooting with
aperture priority
mode
You can adjust the amount of light that
passes through the lens. If you open the
aperture (a smaller F-number), the amount
of light allowed into the lens increases and
the in-focus range becomes narrower. Only
the main subject is then in focus. When the
aperture is closed (a larger F-number), the
amount of light decreases and the in-focus
range becomes wider. The whole image is
sharpened.
The shutter speed is automatically adjusted
to obtain correct exposure according to the
brightness of the subject.

Processing
Finally, when
“Processing”
disappears, the image
has been recorded.
• To eliminate the effects of vibration, use of
a tripod is recommended.
• When a slow shutter speed is set, the
processing may take some time. This is
because the camera works to remove noise
during the time set by the shutter speed
setting.
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• When you hand-hold the camera, adjust
the shutter speed in a range where
(Vibration warning indicator) is not
indicated.
Open the aperture
Close the aperture
Jog dial
Shutter button
Shooting techniques
The depth of field is the in-focus range.
Opening the aperture makes the depth of
field shallower (the in-focus range becomes
narrower) and closing the aperture makes
the depth of field wider (the in-focus range
becomes wider).
Open the
aperture
The subject is
clear and its
background is
blurred.

 Set the mode dial to A.
Close the
aperture
 Select an aperture value with
the jog dial.
Both the
subject and its
background are
focused on.
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Adjust the aperture to suit your purpose,
either to sharpen the specific area of image,
or to focus on the entire image.
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Advanced still image shooting
Mode dial
• The range of values that can be selected varies,
depending on the zoom position.
• The shutter speed is automatically adjusted
from 1/1000 to 8 seconds. When you set an
aperture value of F5.6 or more, the values start
from 1/2000 second.
• If the proper exposure is not obtained after
making the settings, the setting value indicators
on the screen flash when the shutter button is
pressed halfway down. You can shoot in this
condition, but we recommend that you adjust
the flashing values again.
• The flash is set to (Forced flash), SL (Slow
synchro) or (No flash).
• You can adjust the exposure value (page 61).
0EV
The range of values that can be
selected varies, depending on the
zoom position. The aperture value can
be selected from F2.8 to F8.
 Shoot the image.
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Shooting with manual
exposure mode
You can manually adjust the shutter speed
and aperture values.
The difference between the set value and
the appropriate exposure determined by
the camera is displayed on the screen as
the EV value (page 61). 0EV indicates the
most suitable value set by the camera.
The camera maintains the setting even
when the power is turned off.
Once you set a value you like, you can
reproduce the same exposure by simply
setting the mode dial to M.
Jog dial
Shutter button
You can select a metering mode to
determine the exposure, depending on
what part of the subject is used to measure.
Mode dial
 Set the mode dial to M.
 Select the shutter speed value.
Select the shutter speed value with the
jog dial (page 51).
 Select the aperture value.
Select the aperture value with the jog
dial (page 51).
 Shoot the image.
• If the proper exposure is not obtained after
making the settings, the setting value indicators
on the screen flash when the shutter button is
pressed halfway down. You can shoot in this
condition, but we recommend that you adjust
the flashing values again.
• The flash is set to (Forced flash) or (No
flash).
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Selecting the
metering method
Multi-pattern metering (No indicator)
The image is split up into multiple zones,
each of which are evaluated individually.
The camera calculates the best-fit exposure
based on the subject’s position and
background brightness.
The default setting is multi-pattern
metering.
Center-weighted metering ( )
Metering is performed with priority given
to the center of the image. The camera
determines the exposure based on the
brightness of a subject near the center.
Spot metering ( )
Spot metering allows you to meter for
the subject directly in a small area of the
whole image. This lets you adjust the
exposure to the subject even when the
subject is backlit or there is strong contrast
between the subject and the background.
MENU
Mode dial
Control button
 Set the mode dial to P, S, A, M,
SCN or .
Adjusting the
exposure
— EV adjustment
You can manually shift the exposure value
determined by the camera.
Use this mode when you do not get the
proper exposure, for instance, the subject
and its background have high contrast
(light and dark). The value can be set a
range from +2.0EV to –2.0EV, in 1/3EV
increments.
The menu appears.
 Select
(Metering Mode)
with /, then select the
desired metering mode with
/.
 When selecting [Spot] in Step
, position the spot metering
cross hair on one point of the
subject you want to shoot.
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toward –
Adjust
toward +
Advanced still image shooting
 Press MENU.
• When using center-weighted metering or spot
metering, to focus on the same spot as used
for metering, we recommend using the center
weighted AF range finder frame (page 66).
• You cannot select the metering mode when
using the NightFraming/NightShot function.
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Mode dial
 Set the mode dial to P, S, A,
SCN or .
 Press
(exposure).
 Select the desired exposure
value with the jog dial.
The value of the exposure adjustment
is displayed. Adjust the exposure value
while checking the brightness of the
background.
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Displaying a histogram
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 dark image
when skewed to the left side, and a bright
image when skewed to the right side.
The histogram is a useful reference for
checking the exposure during recording
and playback when the screen is hard to
be seen.
Number of pixels
Jog dial
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Brightness
0 EV
 Set the mode dial to P, S, A or
SCN.
 Press
to display the
histogram.
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To reactivate auto exposure
Select [0EV] in step .
• When the subject is extremely bright or
extremely dark, or when you are using the
flash, the adjustment may not work.
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 Adjust the exposure based on
the histogram.
• The histogram also appears when the mode
or M, but the EV adjustment is
dial is set to
deactivated.
• The histogram also appears when you press
while playing back a single image (page
42) or during Quick Review (page 31).
• The histogram does not appear in the following
cases:
– When the menu is displayed
– During Quick Review of an image recorded
in Exposure Bracket mode
– When using playback zoom
– When shooting or playing back movies
appears and the histogram does not appear
•
in the following cases:
– When recording in the digital zoom range
– When the image size is [3:2]
– When playing back Multi Burst mode images
– When a still image is rotated
• The histogram before recording represents
the histogram of the image displayed on the
screen at that time. A difference occurs in
the histogram before and after you press the
shutter button. When this happens, check the
histogram while playing back a single-image
or during Quick Review.
In particular a large difference may appear in
the following cases:
– When the flash strobes
– When using the NightFraming function
– 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.

Adjust in the – direction
Shooting with the
exposure fixed
— AE LOCK
You can lock the exposure before
recomposing the image.
This is useful when the contrast of the
subject and its background is extremely
high or you shoot a backlit subject.
AE LOCK
Shutter button
Advanced still image shooting

Adjust in the + direction
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.
Mode dial
 Set the mode dial to P, S, A,
SCN or .
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 Target the subject for which
you want to meter the
exposure, then press AE
LOCK.
The exposure is fixed and the
indicator appears.
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 Recompose the image and
press and hold the shutter
button halfway down.
Shooting techniques
The camera automatically adjusts the
exposure according to the subject.
If you change the composition of your shot,
the exposure may be changed, such as by
changes in the brightness of the background.
In such cases, use the AE lock function. You
can shoot freely, regardless of the brightness
of the subject.
To determine the exposure, measure the
exposure of the desired portion of the subject
using either center-weighted metering or the
spot metering function. Press AE LOCK to
lock the exposure, and then recompose the
picture and shoot.
Portion of the image
used to determine the
exposure
The focus is automatically adjusted.
Shooting three
images with the
exposure shifted
— Exposure Bracket
In addition to an image with the exposure
automatically set by the camera, two other
images are recorded with exposure values
shifted to the + and – sides.
If you cannot shoot with the proper
brightness due to the brightness of the
subject, use the Exposure Bracket mode.
You can select the image that has a suitable
exposure after shooting.
Control button
 Press the shutter button fully
down.
Shutter button
To release AE LOCK
Carry out one of the followings:
• Press AE LOCK again after Step .
• Release your finger from the shutter
button after Step .
• Press down the shutter button in Step
.

MENU
Mode dial
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First shot (Adjusted in the + direction)
 Select [BRK] (Bracket Step)
with /, then select the
desired bracket step value
/.
±1.0EV: Shifts the exposure value by
Second shot
(Proper exposure set by the camera)
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.
 Shoot the image.
 Set the mode dial to P, S, A, M
or SCN.
 Press MENU.
The menu appears.
 Select [Mode] (REC Mode)
with /, then [Exp Brktg] with
/.
To return to normal mode
Select [Normal] in step .
• You may not be able to use the Exposure
Bracket mode depending on the Scene
Selection mode (page 41).
• You cannot use the flash in this 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 61), the exposure is shifted based on the
adjusted brightness.
• The recording interval is approximately 0.3
second.
• If the subject is too bright or too dark, you may
be unable to shoot properly with the selected
bracket step value.
• You cannot select certain shutter speeds*.
* When [ISO] is [800]:
Shutter speeds of 1/25 second or slower
When [ISO] is other than [800]:
Shutter speeds of 1/6 second or slower
— ISO
You can change the camera’s sensitivity
to light. When you select a high-number
setting, you can shoot in a dark place.
Normally, the ISO sensitivity is set to
[Auto]. When set to [Auto], the ISO
sensitivity is automatically increased in a
dark place.
MENU
Mode dial
Control button
 Set the mode dial to P, S, A or
M.
Advanced still image shooting
Third shot (Adjusted in the – direction)
Selecting the ISO
sensitivity
 Press MENU.
The menu appears.
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 Select [ISO] with /, then
select desired setting with
/.
Choose from [800], [400], [200],
[100], or [Auto].
To return to normal mode
Select [Auto] in step .
• To reduce camera shake, select a large number.
You can shoot a subject with higher shutter
speed.
• When selecting a large number, the image
becomes noisy. To give priority to image
quality, select a small number.
Choosing an auto
focus method
You can set the AF range finder frame and
the AF mode.
AF range finder frame
This selects the focus position according to
the subject position and size.
AF Mode
This sets the focus operation start and stop
timing.
FOCUS
Mode dial
FRAME
Choosing a focus range
finder frame — AF range
finder
Multipoint AF ( )
The camera calculates the distance in
five places to the top, the bottom, the left,
the right, and in the center of the image,
letting you shoot using the auto focus
function without worrying about the image
composition. This is useful when it is
difficult to focus on the subject because it
is not in the center of the frame. You can
check the position where the focus was
adjusted using the green frame.
The default setting is Multipoint AF.
Center AF ( )
The AF range finder is only the center of
the frame.
You can shoot in desired image
composition using the AF lock method.
Control button
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Flexible Spot AF ( )
This is useful when focusing on an
extremely small subject or a narrow area.
Flexible Spot AF lets you shoot in the
desired image composition. This is useful
when you shoot using a tripod and the
subject is out of the center area. When
shooting a moving subject, take care to
hold the camera steady so that the subject
does not deviate from the range finder
frame.
 Set the mode dial to P, S, A, M,
SCN or .
 Press FOCUS to switch to AF
range finder frame select.
Each time you press FOCUS, the
setting changes in the following order.
AF range finder frame select

Focus preset
 Press FRAME repeatedly to
select the desired mode.
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OK
When you press and hold the shutter
button halfway down, and the focus
is adjusted, the color of the AF range
finder frame changes from white or
yellow to green.
To return to Multipoint AF
AF range
finder frame
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AF range
finder frame
indicator
When selecting Flexible AF frame
movement, the color of the AF range
finder frame changes from white to
yellow.
• When selecting Flexible AF frame movement,
AF mode is set to Monitoring AF and pressing
 turns to the mode set in the SET UP
settings.
• When you use the digital zoom or hologram
AF, priority AF movement is given to subjects
in or near the center of the frame. In this case,
the AF range finder frame indicator flashes and
the AF range finder frame is not displayed.
• Some settings cannot be selected depending on
the Scene Selection mode (page 41).
Select Multipoint AF in step .
To set the position of the AF
range finder frame again
Advanced still image shooting
Each time you press FRAME, the
setting changes in the following order.
Multipoint AF  Center AF 
Flexible Spot AF  Flexible AF
frame movement
 When selecting Flexible AF
frame movement in Step ,
move the AF range finder
frame to the portion you want
to focus on with ///, then
press .
Press FRAME in step .
• 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 indicator is
Center AF and Flexible Spot AF automatically
focus only on selected frame, so this is
convenient when you want to focus only on
what you aim at.
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Choosing a focus operation
— AF Mode
Single AF ( S AF )
This mode is useful for shooting stationary
subjects. The focus is not adjusted before
you press and hold the shutter button
halfway down. After you press and hold
the shutter button halfway down and AF
lock is complete, the focus is locked.
The default setting is Single AF.
Monitoring AF ( M AF )
This shortens the time needed for focusing.
The camera automatically adjusts the
focus before you press and hold the shutter
button halfway down, letting you compose
images with the focus already adjusted.
After you press and hold the shutter button
halfway down and AF lock is complete, the
focus is locked.
• Battery consumption may be higher than in
Single AF mode.
Continuous AF ( C AF )
The camera adjusts the focus before you
press and hold the shutter button halfway
down, and then continues to adjust the
focus even after AF lock is completed.
This allows shooting of moving subjects
with continued focus. However, focus
adjustment may not be able to keep up
when shooting fast moving subjects. The
AF range finder frame is Center AF.
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• The focus is not adjusted after the lock is
completed in the following cases, and the “C
AF” indicator flashes. The camera operates in
Monitoring AF mode.
– When shooting in the dark place
– When shooting with a slow shutter speed
– When using the NightFraming/NightShot
functions
• There is no lock sound when the focus is
achieved.
• When you press the shutter button all the way
down using the self-timer, the focus is locked.
• Battery consumption may be higher than in any
other AF mode.
 Set the mode dial to SET UP.
 Select (Camera 1) with ,
then select [AF Mode] with
/.
1
 Select the desired mode with
//, then press .
Camera 1
1
2
1
2
Timing diagram for focus lock
Single AF
Monitoring AF
Continuous AF
[a]
[b]
[a] Shutter button pressed halfway down
[b] AE/AF locked
[c] Shutter button pressed fully down
[c]
AF Mode:
Digital Zoom:
Date/Time:
Red Eye Reduction:
Hologram AF:
Auto Review:
Single
Monitor
Cont
Setting the distance
to the subject
— 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.
Jog dial
Mode dial
Each time you press FOCUS, the
setting changes in the following order.
Focus preset

AF range finder frame select
The focus is fixed and the  (manual
focus) indicator appears.
 Turn the jog dial to select the
desired focus setting.
You can select from the following
distance settings:
0.1 m, 0.2 m, 0.3 m, 0.5 m, 0.8 m,
1.0 m, 1.5 m, 2.0 m, 3.0 m, 5.0 m,
7.0 m, 10 m, 15 m, and ∞ (infinity)
To reactivate auto focusing
Press FOCUS again so that the focus
setting information disappears.
• Focus setting information is approximate, and
 Set the mode dial to P, S, A, M,
SCN, or .
should be used as a reference.
Selecting a flash
mode
Normally, the flash automatically pops
up and strobes when the surroundings are
dark. You can intentionally change the
flash mode.
Auto (No indicator)
The camera decides to use the flash based
on lighting conditions. The default setting
is Auto.
Forced flash ( )
The flash fires regardless of the amount of
ambient light.
Slow synchro ( SL )
The flash fires regardless of the amount of
ambient light.
In this mode, the shutter speed becomes
slower under dark conditions, so you can
clearly shoot a background that is out of
the flash-lit area.
Advanced still image shooting
FOCUS
 Press FOCUS to switch to
focus preset.
• If you point the lens up or down, the error will
increase.
• When you select 0.1 m, 0.2 m, 0.3 m with
the zoom set to the T side, you may not get
a clear focus. In such cases, the focus setting
information flashes. Press the zoom W button
repeatedly until the indicator stops flashing.
• Some settings cannot be selected depending on
the Scene Selection mode (page 41).
• The focus preset does not work properly when
attaching a conversion lens (not supplied).
No flash ( )
The flash does not fire regardless of the
amount of ambient light.
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Mode dial
Control button
 Set the mode dial to
M or SCN.
, P, S, A,
 Select the desired mode with
( ).
The selected flash mode indicator
appears enlarged on the LCD screen
(page 140).
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• If the menu is currently displayed, press
MENU first so that the menu disappears.
• The recommended distance using the flash
is about 0.4 m to 3 m (15 3/4 inches to 118
1/8 inches) (W)/0.4 m to 2.5 m (15 3/4 inches
to 98 1/2 inches) (T) (when [ISO] is set to
[Auto]).
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• 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.
• You can change the brightness of the flash
using [Flash Level] in the menu settings (page
.)
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• You can mount an external flash on this camera
(page 72).
To prevent subjects’ eyes from
appearing red
The flash pre-strobes twice or more before
shooting to reduce the red-eye phenomenon.
Set [Red Eye Reduction] to [On] in the SET
indicator
UP settings (page 140). The
appears on the LCD screen.

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.
Shooting techniques
Making the best of the flash gives you
various options.
When you set the flash mode to (Forced
flash), you can shoot a back-lit subject
brightly. An effect in which the flash light
reflects in the subject’s eye is also available.
The SL (Slow synchro) is effective when
you shoot a person during a sunset and
the like. You can shoot the person clearly
using the flash light and the background
using a long exposure. If the camera cannot
shoot clearly using the slow shutter, it
automatically increases the ISO number.
We recommend you use a tripod to prevent
camera shake.
Adjusting the flash
level
— Flash Level
You can adjust the amount of flash light.
MENU
Mode dial
Control button
 Set the mode dial to P, S, A, M
or SCN.
 Press MENU.
The menu appears.
 Select [ ] (Flash Level) with
/, then select the desired
setting with /.
Advanced still image shooting
When the flash mode is set to Auto, the flash
may strobe regardless of your intentions.
In such situations, setting the flash mode
to (No flash) slows the shutter speed
automatically. This is effective when you
shoot the trail of a car, the spectrum of a
light, or the sunset. We recommend you use a
tripod to prevent camera shake.
+: Makes the flash level higher than
normal.
Normal: Normal setting.
–: Makes the flash level lower than
normal.
• You may not be able to set the flash level
depending on the Scene Selection mode (page
41).
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Using an external
flash
You can mount an optional external flash.
Using an external flash increases the
amount of light and that will allow you to
shoot more vivid flash pictures than when
using the internal flash. For details, refer
to the operating instructions supplied with
your flash.
ACC (accessory) jack
Advanced accessory shoe
Mode dial
Shutter button
• You cannot have an external flash and the builtin flash strobe at the same time.
• If you use two or more external flashes at the
same time, note that the camera may not be
able to function properly, or that may cause a
malfunction.
• When the proper white balance is not set
using an external flash, set the flash mode to
(Forced flash) or SL (Slow synchro), then set
(one-push
the white balance using the
SET) (page 73).
Using the Sony Flash
You can mount the Sony HVL-F32X
or HVL-F1000 flash on the advanced
accessory shoe of your camera. The HVLF32X is also equipped with automatic flash
level adjustment and AF fill light shooting
functions.
 Mount the external flash on
the advanced accessory shoe.
 Plug the flash into the ACC
(accessory) jack.
When using the HVL-F32X, skip Step
.
 Turn on the external flash.
 Set the mode dial to
M or SCN.
 Shoot the image.
Control button
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, P, S, A,
Using a commercially
available external flash
You can mount a commercially available
external flash that supports the advanced
accessory shoe.
 Mount the external flash to the
advanced accessory shoe.
 Set the mode dial to SET UP.
 Select
(Camera 2) with /,
[Flash] with //, [Ext.] with
/, then press .
2
 Set the mode dial to M or A.
The flash also strobes when the mode
dial is set to , P, S or SCN, but we
recommend recording with the mode
dial set to M or A.
 Shoot the image.
• If you record with [Flash] set to [Int.] in the
SET UP settings, the built-in flash may pop up.
If this happens, return the built-in flash to its
original position and set [Flash] to [Ext.] (page
140).
• When you set [Flash] to [Ext.] in the SET UP
is indicated. In this case, the
settings,
built-in flash is disabled.
• Set the most appropriate aperture value
according to the guide number of the flash used
and the distance to the subject.
Adjusting color tones
— White Balance
Normally, this camera adjusts color
tones automatically, but you can also
select the following modes according to
your shooting situations. The color of
the subject that you see will be captured
according to the lighting conditions.
When you want to fix the conditions under
which the image is captured, or when the
color of the entire image seems to be a
bit unnatural, it is recommended that you
adjust the white balance.
Auto (No indicator)
The white balance is set automatically in
response to the condition of the subject.
The default setting is Auto.
(Color temperature: about 3000-7000 K)
(Daylight)
Used when shooting outdoors, and for
shooting at night, under neon lights, for
fireworks, sunrise, and twilight gloom.
(Color temperature: about 5500 K)
Advanced still image shooting
 Turn on the external flash.
• The flash guide number varies according to the
ISO sensitivity (page 65) of the camera, so be
sure to check the ISO number.
• Note that the camera may not function
properly or may malfunction when using a
flash manufactured by another company for a
specific camera (generally a flash with multiple
contact points on the advanced accessory
shoe), a high-voltage type flash, or a flash
accessory.
• Depending on the type of commercially
available external flash, you may be unable to
use some functions, and other operations may
be difficult.
(Cloudy)
Used when shooting under a cloudy sky.
(Color temperature: about 6500 K)
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(Fluorescent)
Used when shooting under fluorescent
lights.
(Color temperature: about 4000 K)
MENU
Mode dial
Control button
(Incandescent)
• Used when shooting, for example, at
a party, where the lighting conditions
change often.
• Used in a studio, or under video lights.
(Color temperature: about 3200 K)
WB (Flash)
Adjusts the white balance only to the flash
conditions.
This mode cannot be used with movies.
(Color temperature: about 6000 K)
(One push)
For adjusting the white balance depending
on the light source.
(Color temperature: about 2000-10000 K)
(One push SET)
Memorizes the basic white color which
will be used in
(One push) mode.
This mode memorizes the basic white
color in the shooting situation for the
(One push) mode. Use this mode when the
other modes cannot set the color properly.
1 Select [
 Set the mode dial to P, S, A, M,
SCN or .
 Press MENU.
The menu appears.
 Select [WB] (White Bal) with
/, then select the desired
setting with /.
To return to automatic settings
Select [Auto] in step .
• Under fluorescent lights that flicker, even if
, the white balance may not be
you choose
properly adjusted.
• When the flash strobes, the manual setting is
canceled, and the image is recorded in [Auto]
(One
mode (except in WB(Flash) mode or
push) mode).
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To capture the basic white color
(One push SET) mode
in
] (One push).
2 Frame a white object such as a piece of
paper filling the screen under the same
lighting conditions as you will shoot the
subject.
3 Select [
] (One push SET) with .
The screen momentarily turns black and
indicator flashes quickly.
When the white balance has been
adjusted and stored in the memory,
(One push) is selected again.
• When the
indicator flashes slowly, the
white balance is not set or was not able to be
set. Record in automatic white balance mode.
• Do not shake or strike the camera while the
indicator flashes quickly.
• When flash mode is set to (Forced flash)
or SL (Slow synchro), the white balance
is adjusted to the condition with the flash
emitting.
• When the battery power decreases with use or
the capacity of the recording medium is full,
recording stops even if you press and hold the
shutter button.
Shooting
continuously
This mode is used for continuous shooting.
The maximum number of images you can
shoot per one shooting depends on the
image size and image quality settings.
 Set the mode dial to
M or SCN.
 Press MENU.
 Select [Mode] (REC Mode)
with /, then select [Speed
Burst] or [Burst] with /.
Burst ( )
The shooting interval (approx. 1.0 second)
becomes longer than Speed Burst, but even
more frames can be shot continuously.
 Shoot the image.
When you press and hold down the
shutter button, the camera records
the maximum number of images in
succession. If you release the shutter
button, shooting will stop at that point.
When “Recording” disappears, you
can shoot the next image.
(Units: images)
Image
quality
Fine
Standard
Image size
7M
8
8
3:2
8
8
5M
8
8
3M
8
8
1M
8
8
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8
8
Burst
(Units: images)
Image
quality
Fine
Standard
Image size
7M
15
28
3:2
15
28
5M
20
37
3M
31
57
1M
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Advanced still image shooting
Speed Burst ( S )
You can shoot images with a short interval
(approx. 0.4 second).
Shutter button
Speed Burst
, P, S, A,
The menu appears.
Control button
The maximum number of images
shot continuously
To return to normal mode
Select [Normal] in step .
MENU
Mode dial
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• The flash is set to
(No flash).
• When recording with the self timer, a series
of maximum eight images in Speed Burst
mode or maximum five images in Burst mode
are recorded each time you press the shutter
button.
• You may not be able to shoot images in
succession depending on the Scene Selection
mode (page 41).
Recording 16 frames
in succession
 Select M (Interval) with /,
then select the desired frame
interval with /.
You can choose the frame interval
from [1/7.5], [1/15] or [1/30] second.
— Multi Burst
This mode records 16 frames in succession
each time you press the shutter button.
This is convenient for checking your form
in sports, for example.
1/7.5
1/15
1/30
1/30
Interval
Mode BRK
Control button
Shutter button
M
PFX
 Shoot the image.
A continuous burst of 16 frames are
recorded within a single still image
(image size 1M).
MENU
Mode dial
 Set the mode dial to
M or SCN.
, P, S, A,
 Press MENU.
The menu appears.
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 Select [Mode] (REC Mode)
with /, then select [Multi
Burst] with /.
• You cannot use the following functions in
Multi Burst mode:
– Smart zoom
– Flash
– Inserting the date and time
– NightFraming
, frame interval
• When the mode dial is set to
is automatically set to [1/30].
• You cannot set the shutter speed to lower than
the frame interval time.
• See page 85 to play back images recorded in
Multi Burst mode using this camera.
• For the number of images that can be recorded
in Multi Burst mode, see pages 134, 135.
• You may not be able to shoot images in Multi
Burst mode depending on the Scene Selection
mode (page 41).
NightFraming
Shooting in the dark
Each time you press NIGHTFRAMING/
NIGHTSHOT, this function changes
cyclically in the following order:
NightFraming  NightShot  off
Mode dial
NIGHTFRAMING/
NIGHTSHOT
The NightFraming function enables you
to check a subject even at night and then
record with natural colors using the flash.
 Set the mode dial to
or P.
 Select NightFraming with
NIGHTFRAMING/NIGHTSHOT.
The
and “Night Framing”
indicators light. The “Night Framing”
indicator turns off after five seconds.
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 Press and hold the shutter
button halfway down.
Shutter button
Infrared ray emitter
• The infrared ray light reaches within approx.
2.3 m (90 5/8 inches) (W)/2.2 m
(86 5/8 inches) (T).
The focus is automatically adjusted.
 Press the shutter button fully
down.
Advanced still image shooting
"Night Framing"
• While using the NightFraming function:
– The white balance is set to Auto.
– The metering mode is set to multi-pattern
metering.
– The AF range finder frame is not displayed.
The centrally-located subject has priority to
focus on.
– If you perform any invalid operation while
using the NightFraming function, the
indicator flashes and the “Night Framing”
indicator lights for about five seconds.
• When using the NightFraming function, you
cannot use the following functions.
– Turning the LCD screen off
– AE lock
– Focus preset
• When you press the shutter button halfway
down, you will hear a sound, but this is not the
sound of the shutter releasing. The image is not
recorded yet.
• When [Hologram AF] is set to [Off], you may
not get a clear focus. Setting [Hologram AF] to
[Auto] is recommended (page 140).
• When using the following functions, you
cannot use the NightFraming function.
– Exposure Bracket
– Burst
– Multi Burst
The shutter sounds, the flash strobes
and the image is recorded.
To cancel the NightFraming
function
Release the NightFraming function with
NIGHTFRAMING/NIGHTSHOT in step
.
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NightShot
The NightShot function lets you shoot
subjects in dark places without the flash
such as camp scenes at night or nocturnal
plants and animals. Note that images
recorded using the NightShot function
become greenish.
 Set the mode dial to
.
, P or
 Select NightShot with
NIGHTFRAMING/NIGHTSHOT.
The
and “Night Shot” indicators
light. The “Night Shot” indicator turns
off after five seconds.
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SAF
 Shoot the image.
To cancel the NightShot
function
Release the NightShot function with
NIGHTFRAMING/NIGHTSHOT in step
.
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• While using the NightShot function:
– The white balance is set to Auto.
– The metering mode is set to center weighted.
– If you perform any invalid operation, the
indicator flashes, and the “Night Shot”
indicator lights for about five seconds.
• While using the NightShot function, you
cannot use the following functions:
– Turning the LCD screen off
– AE lock
– Shooting with hologram AF
– Shooting with the flash
– Focus preset
– Adjusting the saturation, contrast, and
sharpness
• Do not use the NightShot function in bright
places (e.g.outdoors in the daytime). This may
cause your camera to malfunction.
Shooting with special
effects
— Picture Effect
You can digitally process images to obtain
special effects.
B&W
The picture is
monochrome (black
and white).
Sepia
The picture is sepiatoned like an old
photograph.
Control button
Shutter button
Shooting still images
in RAW mode
— RAW
MENU
Mode dial
Control button
Shutter button
 Press MENU.
The menu appears.
 Select [PFX] (P. Effect) with
/, then select the desired
mode with /.
 Shoot the image.
To cancel Picture Effects
Select [Off] in step .
MENU
• Picture Effect setting is not maintained when
the power is turned off.
 Set the mode dial to
M or SCN.
Mode dial
The menu appears.
 Select [Mode] (REC Mode)
with /, then select [RAW]
with .
 Shoot the image.
You can do the next shooting after
“Recording” disappears from the
screen.
To return to normal mode
Select [Normal] in step .
• To reproduce a RAW data file using a
computer, software is required. Install the
“Image Data Converter Ver.2.0” (for Windows
/ Macintosh), “Picture Package” (for Windows)
or “Image Data Converter Ver.1.5” (for
Macintosh) software on the supplied CD-ROM
on your computer. Since a RAW data file is a
special type of file, ordinary software cannot
open a RAW data file.
• The JPEG image is also recorded in the image
size selected by the Image Size setup (page
24). (However, [3:2] cannot be selected.) RAW
data images are recorded in [7M] size.
• Writing data takes more time than in normal
recording mode.
• Digital zoom cannot be used.
• For the number of images that can be recorded,
see pages 133, 135.
Advanced still image shooting
 Set the mode dial to P, S, A, M,
SCN or .
Used when you want to record the raw data
directly onto the recording medium as it
is. The data can be reproduced with much
less deterioration in image processing and
be displayed using the exclusive software
provided.
A compressed JPEG format image like that
is recorded in normal shooting is recorded
at the same time.
 Press MENU.
, P, S, A,
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Shooting images
without compression
 Select [Mode] (REC Mode)
with /, then select [TIFF]
with / .
— TIFF
 Shoot the image.
Used when you record an image in
uncompressed file format. The image
quality does not deteriorate. Images
recorded in this mode are suitable for
fine printing. A compressed JPEG format
image like that recorded in normal
shooting is recorded at the same time.
Control button
Shutter button
MENU
Mode dial
 Set the mode dial to
M or SCN.
 Press MENU.
The menu appears.
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, P, S, A,
You can do the next shooting after
“Recording” disappears from the
screen.
To return to normal mode
Select [Normal] in step .
• JPEG images are also recorded in the image
size selected by the Image Size setup (page
24). Uncompressed (TIFF) images are recorded
in [7M] size except when [3:2] is selected.
• Writing data takes more time than in normal
recording mode.
• For the number of images that can be recorded,
see pages 133, 135.
Using a conversion
lens
Using a conversion lens (not supplied) will
allow you to shoot with enhanced wide
or telephoto effects. For details, please
consult the operating instructions supplied
with your conversion lens.
• Always turn off the camera before
mounting or removing the conversion
lens. Failure to do so may result in
damage or other malfunction.
• When using the built-in flash, the light
from the built-in flash may be blocked,
causing the lens shadow to appear. We
recommend using the Sony optional
external flash.
Notes on using the Sony VCLDEH07VA wide end conversion
lens
• You cannot shoot with the NightFraming or
NightShot functions.
• The camera automatically switches to the
is not
macro recording mode. However,
displayed.
• The zoom feature cannot be used.
• The built-in hologram AF cannot be used. We
recommend using the Sony HVL-F32X flash.
Notes on using the Sony
VCL-DEH17VA telephoto end
conversion lens
Attaching the optional lens hood
obscures unnecessary light and prevents
deterioration of your images caused by
glare.
For details, please consult the operating
instructions supplied with your lens hood.
• When using the built-in flash, the light from
the built-in flash may be blocked, causing the
lens shadow to appear. We recommend using
the Sony optional external flash.
• Also, the hologram AF or infrared ray
functions may be affected by use of the lens
hood.
Advanced still image shooting
• Set the zoom to the T (telephoto) side. Moving
the zoom to the W (wide) side may cause the
lens shadow to appear or make it difficult to
focus.
• When shooting with the NightShot function,
the infrared rays may be blocked by the lens.
We recommend using the Sony HVL-IRM
infrared light.
• When shooting with the NightFraming
function, use both the Sony HVL-F32X
flash and the Sony HVL-IRM infrared light.
However, note that the image may gain a
reddish tint.
Using the lens hood
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Selecting the folder
and playing back
images
Select the folder that images you want to
play back are stored.
MENU
Mode dial
 Select the desired folder with
/.
Select Folder
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No. Of Files: 9
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OK
Cancel
Single screen
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BACK/NEXT
Index (nine-image) screen
 Select [OK] with , then press
.
Control button
To cancel the selection
In step , select [Cancel].
When multiple folders are
created in the recording
medium
 Set the mode dial to
.
 Press MENU.
The menu appears.
 Select
(Folder) with , then
press .
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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
Index (sixteen-image) screen
• SINGLE
DISPLAY
• When no images are stored in the folder, “No
file in this folder” appears.
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.
Control button
Mode dial
 Adjust the image size with
/ (playback zoom).
Enlarging an image
— Playback zoom
 Set the mode dial to
.
 Display the image to be
enlarged with /.
 Press (playback zoom) to
zoom in on the image.
 Select the desired portion of
the image with ///.
To cancel playback zoom
Press .
Press 
Press

MENU
Press 
: To view more of the top of the
image
: To view more of the bottom of the
image
: To view more of the left side of
the image
: To view more of the right side of
the image
Advanced still image viewing
Press

• You cannot use playback zoom for movies and
Multi Burst images.
(playback zoom) while a non• If you press
enlarged image is displayed, the LCD screen
switches to the index screen. (page 43)
• You can enlarge the images displayed with
the Quick Review function (page 31) by
performing steps  to 
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Recording an enlarged
image – Trimming
 Press MENU after playback
zoom.
The menu appears.
 Select [Trimming] with , then
press .
 Select the image size with /,
then press .
The image is recorded, and the image
on the LCD screen returns to the
normal size after recording.
• The trimmed image is recorded in the
recording folder as the newest file, and the
original image is retained.
• The trimmed image may suffer some
deterioration in image quality.
• You cannot trim to 3:2-sized image.
• You cannot trim RAW data files/uncompressed
(TIFF) images.
• You cannot trim images displayed with Quick
Review.
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.
MENU
Mode dial
Control button
Interval
3 sec/5 sec/10 sec/30 sec/1 min
Image
Folder: Plays back all images in the
selected folder.
All: Plays back all images stored in the
recording medium.
Repeat
On: Plays back images in a continuous
loop.
Off: After all the images have been
played back, the slide show ends.
 Select [Start] with /, then
press .
The slide show begins.
To cancel the slide show setting
Select [Cancel] in step .
 Set the mode dial to
.
 Press MENU.
To stop slide show playback
Press , select [Exit] with , then press
 again.
The menu appears.
 Select
(Slide) with /, then
press .
Set the following items with
///.
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To skip to the next/previous
image during the slide show
Press  (next) or  (previous).
• The interval settings time are just guidelines,
so it may vary depending on the image.
Rotating still images
You can rotate an image recorded in
portrait orientation and display it in
landscape orientation.
 Set the mode dial to , and
display the image to rotate.
 Press MENU.
The menu appears.
 Select
(Rotate) with /,
then press .
 Select
with , then rotate
the image with /.
 Select [OK] with /, then
press .
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.
MENU
Mode dial
Control button
To cancel rotation
MENU
Control button
Mode dial
• You cannot rotate protected images/movies/
Multi Burst images/RAW data files/
uncompressed (TIFF) images.
• You may not be able to rotate images shot with
other cameras.
• When viewing images on a computer,
the image rotation information may not
be reflected depending on the application
software.
• When Multi Burst images are played back on
a computer or on a camera without the Multi
Burst function, the 16 frames you shot will
be displayed at the same time as part of one
image.
• You cannot cut the Multi Burst image.
Advanced still image viewing
Select [Cancel] in step  or , then
press .
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Playing back continuously
 Set the mode dial to
.
 Select the Multi Burst image
with /.
The selected Multi Burst image is
played back continuously.
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Playing back frame by
frame
 Set the mode dial to
.
 Select the Multi Burst image
with /.
The selected Multi Burst image is
played back continuously.
 Press  when the desired
frame is displayed.
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BACK/NEXT
VOLUME
“Step” appears.
60min
To pause playback
Press . To resume playback, press 
again. The playback starts from the frame
displayed on the LCD screen.
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VOLUME
 Advance the frame with /.
: A next frame is displayed. When
you keep and press , the frame
advances.
: A previous frame is displayed.
When you keep and press , the frame
advances in the reverse direction.
To return to the normal playback
Press  in step . 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
(Delete).
3 Select [Delete], then press .
All of the frames are deleted.
In single-image mode
Protecting images
— Protect
This function protects images against
accidental erasure.
Control button
Mode dial
 Set the mode dial to
In index mode
.
 Display the image you want to
protect with /.
 Press MENU.
The menu appears.
 Select  (Protect) with /,
then press .
The displayed image is protected. The
 (protect) indicator appears on the
image.
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Exit
BACK/NEXT
• Note that formatting the recording medium
erases all the data in the recording medium
even if images are protected, and these images
cannot be recovered.
• It may take some time to protect the images.
 To continue and protect other
images, select the desired
image with /, then press .
Press
(index) twice to display a
sixteen-image index screen.
 Press MENU.
The menu appears.
 Select  (Protect) with /,
then press .
 Select [Select] with /, then
press .
 Select the image you want
to protect with ///, then
press .
The green  indicator appears on the
selected image.
To cancel the protection
Press  again in step  or . The 
indicator disappears.
•
SELECT
MENU
Advanced still image viewing
MENU
 Set the mode dial to , then
press
(index) to display
the index (nine-image) screen.
TONEXT
 Repeat step  to protect
other images.
 Press MENU.
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 Select [OK] with , then press
.
The  indicator turns white. The
selected images are protected.
To exit the Protect function
Select [Cancel] in step  or select [Exit]
in step , then press .
To cancel individual protection
Select the image to be unprotected with
/// in step , then press . The
 indicator turns gray. Repeat this
operation for all images that are to be
unprotected. Press MENU, select [OK],
and then press .
Changing image size
The resized image is recorded in the
recording folder as the newest file.
— Resize
You can change the image size of a
recorded image, and save it as a new file.
You can resize to the following sizes:
7M, 5M, 3M, 1M, VGA
The original image is retained even after
resizing.
MENU
Mode dial
Control button
To protect all images in the
folder
Select [All In This Folder] in step , and
press . Select [On], then press .
To cancel protection of all
images in the folder
Select [All In This Folder] in step , and
press . Select [Off], then press .
 Set the mode dial to
.
 Display the image you want to
resize with /.
 Press MENU.
The menu appears.
 Select
(Resize) with /,
then press .
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 Select the desired size with
/, then press .
To cancel resizing
Select [Cancel] in step .
• You cannot change the size of movies/Multi
Burst images/RAW data files/uncompressed
(TIFF) 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.
Printing still images
You can print images shot with your
camera by the following methods.
Direct printing (PictBridge compatible printer) (page
90)
You can print by connecting the camera directly to a PictBridge
compatible printer.
Direct printing (“Memory Stick”/CF card compatible
printer)
You can print using a “Memory Stick” or CF card compatible printer.
See the users manual supplied with the printer for details.
Printing with a computer (page 114)
Printing at a shop (page 95)
Still image printing
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.
Just bring the “Memory Stick” or CF card 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 in the SET UP settings 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.
Mode dial
Control button
Index print
 Set the mode dial to SET UP.
* 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 and images recorded
in RAW mode.
• When printing uncompressed (TIFF) images,
only their corresponding JPEG files are
printed.
• When an error notification is received from
indicator flashes
the connected printer, the
for approximately five seconds. Check the
connected printer.
• Note that printing may be canceled if you
/CF switch while printing
switch the
images.
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 Select
(Setup 2) with ,
then select [USB Connect]
with //.
2
• If you arrange the same image side by side,
select [This image] in single-image mode, then
set [Index] to [On] (page 92).
• The number of images printed on a single
index print differs according to the printer.
 Select [PictBridge] with /,
then press .
1
2
1
Setup 2
File Number:
PictBridge
USB Connect:
PTP
Normal
Video Out:
Clock Set:
2
The USB mode is set.
Connecting the camera to
the printer
Select the recording medium with the
/CF switch.
Connect the (USB) jack of the camera
and the USB jack on the printer with the
USB cable (supplied). Turn on the camera
and the printer.
The camera turns to playback mode
regardless of the mode dial position, and
an image in the selected playback folder
and the print menu appear on the LCD
screen.
After the connection
mark
is made, the
is indicated on the
LCD screen.
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Even if you turn on the camera, you cannot
use the PictBridge function. Disconnect the
USB cable from the camera and set [USB
Connect] to [PictBridge] (page 90)
Printing in single-image
mode
When you connect the camera and a
printer, the print menu appears.
MENU
Control button
/CF switch
 Select the desired printing
type with /, then press .
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1M
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2/9
Print
All In This Folder
DPOF image
Select
This image
Cancel
Still image printing
1M
Print
All In This Folder
DPOF image
Select
This image
Cancel
When [USB Connect] is not set
to [PictBridge] on the Setup
screen
All In This Folder
Prints all the images in the folder.
Printer
DPOF image
Prints all the images with the
mark (page 95) 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 /, then press .
The
mark appears on the
selected image.
• Repeat this step to print other images.
 Set the print setting with
///.
1M
101
2/9
Print
Index
Off
Size
Default
Date
Off
Quantity
1
Exit
OK
2 Select [Print] with , then press .
This image
Prints the currently displayed image.
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  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 18). Date function
may not be provided depending on a printer.
• Setting items the printer does not support
cannot be displayed.
 Select [Quantity] with , select
the number of sheets with
/.
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
, 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.
 Select [OK] with /, then
press .
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
Printing in index mode
Select [Cancel] in step  or select [Exit]
in step .
If you connect your camera to the printer,
the print menu appears. Press [Cancel] to
exit the print menu.
To print other images
 Press
(Index) to display
the index (nine-image) screen.
Select the image with / after step ,
then select [Print].
Press
(Index) twice to display a
sixteen-image index screen.
 Press MENU.
The menu appears.
 Select
(Print) with , then
press .
 Select the desired printing
type with /, then press .
Print
Cancel
Select DPOF image
Select
Selects the images in order. Prints all
the selected images.
1 Select the image you want to print
with ///, then press .
The
mark appears on the
selected image.
• Repeat this step to print other images.
2 Press MENU.
All In This Folder
Prints all the images in the folder.
Still image printing
DPOF image
Prints all the images with the
mark (page 95) regardless of the
displayed image.
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 Set the print setting with
///.
Print
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].
• When you select [Date] for [Date] setting, the
date will be inserted in the order set in “Setting
the date and time” (page 18). Date function
may not be provided depending on a printer.
 Select [Quantity] with , select
the number of sheets with
/.
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.
 Select [OK] with /, then
press .
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
To cancel printing
Select [Cancel] in step  or select [Exit]
in step .
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Marking print marks
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 recording medium types
are supported.
• When using a print service shop that
does not support “Memory Stick” or CF
card, copy the images to a CD-R, etc.,
and bring that to the shop instead.
• Be sure to make a backup copy of the
data before using a print service shop.
Marking images you want to have printed
beforehand with print marks is convenient
when having images printed at a print
service shop.
MENU
Mode dial
Control button
Marking print marks in
single-image mode
 Set the mode dial to
.
 Display the image you want to
mark with /.
 Press MENU.
The menu appears.
 Select
(DPOF) with /,
then press .
The
mark is marked on the
displayed image.
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2/9
DPOF
Exit
BACK/NEXT
 To continue and mark other
images, display the desired
image with /, then press .
To unmark the
Still image printing
• You cannot mark movies or images recorded in
RAW mode.
• When you mark images shot in Multi Burst
mode, all the images are printed on one sheet
divided into 16 panels.
• If you mark an image shot in TIFF mode with
a print (DPOF) mark, only the uncompressed
(TIFF) image is printed, and the JPEG image
recorded at the same time is not printed.
• You cannot set the number of prints.
1M
mark
Press  again in step  or . The
mark disappears.
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Marking print marks in
index mode
 Repeat step  to mark other
images.
 Set the mode dial to , then
press
(index) to display the
index (nine-image) screen.
 Press MENU.
Press
(index) twice to display a
sixteen-image index screen.
 Press MENU.
The menu appears.
The
mark turns white. The
mark setting is completed.
To unmark
marks
 Select
(DPOF) with /,
then press .
Select the images to be unmarked with
/// in step , then press .
 Select [Select] with /, then
press .
To unmark all the
the folder
• You cannot mark the
This Folder].
mark in [All In
 Select the image you want to
mark with ///, then press
.
The green
mark appears on the
selected image.
•
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 Select [OK] with , then press
.
SELECT
MENU
TONEXT
marks in
Select [All In This Folder] in step , then
press . Select [Off], then press .
To exit the
mark function
Select [Cancel] in step  or select [Exit]
in step .
 Press the shutter button fully
down.
Shooting movies
You can shoot movies with sound using
your camera.
“REC” appears on the screen and the
camera starts recording the image and
sound.
STD
60min
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640
REC 00:00:02[00:10:48]
Control button
Shutter button
• Recording stops when the recording
medium is full.
 Press the shutter button fully
down again to stop recording.
Using the self-timer
Set the mode dial to
and follow the
procedure on page 34.
• When you set the image size to [640(Fine)]
while connecting the A/V connecting cable to
the A/V (MONO) jack, the subject does not
appear on the LCD screen. The LCD screen
turns blue.
• You cannot use the following functions during
shooting movies:
− Changing the zoom scale
− Flash
− Inserting the date and time
• For the recording time in each movie mode,
see pages 134, 135.
Indicators during shooting
 Set the mode dial to
 Press
.
(Image Size).
The Image Size setup appears.
 Select the desired size with
/.
You can choose from [640(Fine)],
[640(Standard)] and [160].
• [640(Fine)] can be recorded only on
“Memory Stick PRO”.
Enjoying movies
Mode dial
The screen indicators are not recorded.
Each time you press
, the status of the
LCD screen changes as follows:
Indicators off  LCD screen off 
Indicators on.
A histogram is not displayed.
For a detailed description of the indicators,
see page 150.
Shooting close-ups (Macro)
Set the mode dial to
and follow the
procedure on page 33.
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Viewing movies on
the LCD screen
You can view movies on the LCD screen
with sound from the speaker.
Control button
 Press .
The movie and sound are played back.
During playback,  (playback)
appears on the screen.
60min
STD
640
101
10/10
00:00:03
Mode dial
101_0010
STOP
2005 1 1 10:30PM
REV/CUE
Playback bar
VOLUME
To stop playback
Press  again.
To adjust the volume
Press / to adjust the volume.
Speaker
 Set the mode dial to
To advance or rewind the movie
.
 Select the desired moving
image with /.
Movies with the image size
[640(Fine)] or [640(Standard)] are
displayed on the full screen.
60min
STD
640
101
101_0010
PLAY
10/10
00:00:00
2005 1 1 10:30PM
BACK/NEXT
VOLUME
• Movies with the image size [160] are
displayed a size smaller.
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Press  (cue) or  (rev) during playback.
To return to the normal playback, press .
Indicators during viewing
movies
Each time you press
, the status of the
LCD screen changes as follows:
Indicators off  LCD screen off 
Indicators on.
A histogram is not displayed.
For a detailed description of the indicators,
see page 152.
• The procedure for viewing movies on a TV is
the same as that for viewing still images (page
44).
• The moving images recorded using earlier
Sony models may be also displayed a size
smaller.
In single-image mode
Deleting movies
You can delete unwanted movies.
Control button
Mode dial
 Set the mode dial to
In index mode
.
 Display the movie you want to
delete with /.
 Press
(Delete).
The movie has not yet been deleted at
this point.
 Select [Delete] with , then
press .
The message “Access” appears, and
the movie has been deleted.
• You cannot delete protected movies.
• Note that you cannot restore deleted movies.
 To continue and delete other
movie, display the movie you
want to delete with /, then
repeat step .
 Set the mode dial to , then
press
(index) to display an
index (nine-image) screen.
Press
(index) twice to display a
sixteen-image index screen.
 Press
(Delete).
 Select [Select] with /, then
press .
 Select the movie you want
to delete with ///, then
press .
The green (Delete) indicator
appears on the selected movie.
Select [Exit] in step  or .
SELECT
TONEXT
The movie has not yet been deleted at
this point.
Enjoying movies
To cancel deletion
 Repeat step  to delete other
movies.
 Press
(Delete).
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 Select [OK] with , then press
.
The message “Access” appears, and
the movie has been deleted.
To cancel deletion
Select [Exit] in step  or .
• To delete all the images in the folder, see page
48.
Cutting movies
You can cut movies, or delete unnecessary
portions of movies. Cutting or deleting
movies is the recommended function to
use when the recording medium capacity is
insufficient, or when you attach movies to
your e-mail messages.
Note that the original movie is deleted
when you cut it.
<Example> Cutting a movie numbered
101_0002
101_0003
101_0001
1
101_0002
1. Cutting scene A.
1
A
The cut movies are assigned new numbers
and recorded as the newest files in the
selected recording folder. The original
movie is deleted, and that number is
skipped.
B
2
Divide point
The file numbers assigned when
movies are cut
3
2
3
101_0002
2. Cutting scene B.
101_0004
1
3
A
2
B
101_0005
Divide
point
3. Deleting scenes A and B if they are
unnecessary.
101_0004
1
3
101_0007
A
2
101_0006
B
Delete
Delete
4. Only the desired scenes remain.
1
3
2
101_0006
100
MENU
Mode dial
 Decide on a cutting point.
Press the center  at the desired
cutting point.
Control button
60min
STD
640
101
Divide
Dividing
Point
10/10
00:00:02
OK
Cancel
Exit
 Set the mode dial to
.
 Select the movie you want to
cut using /.
 Press MENU.
The menu appears.
The playback of the movie starts.
When you want to adjust the cutting
point, use [/] (frame rewind/
forward) and adjust the cutting point
using /. If you want to change the
cutting point, select [Cancel]. The
playback of the movie starts again.
 When you have decided on a
cutting point, select [OK] with
/, and press .
 Select [OK] with , then press
.
The movie is cut.
To cancel cutting
Select [Exit] in step  or . The movie
appears on the screen again.
Enjoying movies
 Select (Divide) with , then
press . Next, select [OK] with
, then press .
• You cannot cut the following images.
– Still image
– Movies not long enough to cut (about more
than two seconds)
– Protected movies
• You cannot restore files once you cut them.
• The cut movies are recorded as the newest files
in the selected recording folder.
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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
2.0-compliant) allows advanced transfer (highspeed transfer).
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• 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.
When a USB connector is not
provided on your computer
When neither a USB connector nor a
recording medium 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
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 a details on the PTP connection, see page
142.
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.
 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.
 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.
 Click [USB Driver] on the title
screen.
 Click [Yes, I want to restart
my computer now], then click
[Finish].
 Turn on your computer, and
insert the CD-ROM (supplied)
into the CD-ROM drive.
The install menu screen appears.
If it does not appear, double(My Computer) 
click
(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
109).
• When the computer is in use, shut
down all application software
before you install the USB driver.
The “InstallShield Wizard” screen
appears.
 Click [Next].
Your computer restarts. Then, you can
establish USB connection.
 Remove the CD-ROM.
The USB driver installation starts.
When the installation is completed, the
screen informs you of completion.
Enjoying images on your computer
Do not connect your camera to
your computer at this time.
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Connecting the camera to
your computer
 Insert the recording medium
with the images you want to
copy into the camera.
/CF
• Select the recording medium with the
switch (page 21).
• 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.
 Set the mode dial to . Turn
on your computer and the
camera.
 Connect the USB cable
(supplied) to the (USB) jack
of the camera.
AC Adaptor
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Memory Stick
Access
indicators*
Switch on 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.
• If “USB Mode Normal” does not appear in
step , press MENU, select [USB Connect],
and set it to [Normal].
 Connect the USB cable to your
computer.

USB Mode
Normal
* During communication, the access
indicators turn red. Do not operate the
computer until the indicators turn white.
 Open the DC IN jack cover,
and connect the AC Adaptor
(supplied), then plug the
adaptor into a wall outlet (wall
socket).
To a wall outlet
(wall socket)

• When using Windows XP, the AutoPlay wizard
automatically appears on the desktop. Proceed
to page 106.
 Disconnecting the USB cable
from your computer, removing
the recording medium from your
camera or turning off the power
during USB connection
For Windows 2000, Me, or XP users
1 Double-click
on the tasktray.
Copying images
– Windows 98/98SE/2000/Me
 Double-click [My Computer],
then double-click [Removable
Disk].
The contents of the recording medium
inserted in your camera appear.
3 Confirm the device on the confirmation
window, then click [OK].
 Double-click [DCIM], then
double-click the folder that the
image files you want to copy
are stored.
4 Click [OK].
Step 4 is unnecessary for Windows XP
users.
 Right-click the image file to
display the menu, then select
[Copy] from the menu.
5 Disconnect the USB cable, remove
the recording medium, or turn off the
power.
 Double-click the [My
Documents] folder and rightclick on the “My Documents”
window to display the menu,
then select [Paste] from the
menu.
Double-click here
2 Click
(Sony DSC), then click [Stop].
For Windows 98 or 98SE users
Confirm that the access indicators (page
104) on the screen are turned white and
carry out only step 5 above.
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
109.
Enjoying images on your computer
• This section describes an example of copying
images to the “My Documents” folder.
• When the “Removable Disk” icon is not
shown, see page 106.
• When using Windows XP, see page 106.
When an image with the same
file name exists in the copy
destination folder
The image files are copied to the “My
Documents” folder.
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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].
 Click [Hardware].
 Click [Device Manager].
• For Windows 98, 98SE, Me users, step
 is unnecessary. Click the [Device
Manager] tab.
3 If [
Sony DSC] is displayed, delete
it.
 Right-click [
Sony DSC].
 Click [Uninstall].
The “Confirm Device Removal”
screen appears.
• For Windows 98, 98SE, Me users, click
[Remove].
 Click [OK].
The device is deleted.
Try the USB driver installation again using
the CD-ROM (page 103).
– Windows XP
Copying images using the
Windows XP AutoPlay wizard
 Make a USB connection (page
104). 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.
 Click [Next].
The images stored on the recording
medium are displayed.
 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.
 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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 Select [Nothing. I’m finished
working with these pictures],
then click [Next].
The “Completing the Scanner and
Camera Wizard” screen appears.
 Click [Finish].
The wizard closes.
• To continue copying other images, follow
the procedure given under  on page 105 to
disconnect the USB cable and reconnect it.
Then, perform the procedure from step 
again.
Viewing the images on your
computer
 Click [Start], then click [My
Documents].
Image file storage destinations and file names
The image files recorded with your camera are grouped as folders in the recording medium.
Example: when viewing folders on Windows XP (When using a “Memory
Stick”)
The “My Documents” folder contents
are displayed.
 Double-click the desired image
file.
The image is displayed.
Folder containing image data which was recorded
using the camera not equipped with the folder
creating function
Folder containing image data which was recorded
using your camera. When not creating any folders,
there is only the “101MSDCF” folder
Folder containing movie data, etc., which was
recorded using the camera not equipped with the
folder creating function
Enjoying images on your computer
• 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.
• Even when using a CF card, “Sony MemoryStick” may be displayed, depending on your
computer environment.
• You cannot record any images to “100MSDCF” or “MSSONY” folders. The images in
these folders are available only for viewing.
• For more information about the folder, see pages 52, 82.
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Folder
101MSDCF to
999MSDCF
File name
File meaning
DSC0.JPG
• Still image files shot in
− Normal mode (page 29)
− Exposure Bracket mode (page 64)
− Burst mode (page 75)
− Multi Burst mode (page 76)
• Still image files recorded simultaneously in
– RAW mode (page 79)
– TIFF mode (page 80)
DSC0.TIF
• Uncompressed (TIFF) image file recorded in TIFF mode (page 80)
DSC0.SRF
• RAW data file recorded in RAW mode (page 79)
MOV0.MPG
• Movie files (page 97)
MOV0.THM
• Index image files recorded simultaneously in movie mode (page 97)
•  stands for any number within the range from 0001 to 9999.
• The numerical portions of the following files are the same.
– A RAW data file shot in RAW mode and its corresponding image file
– An uncompressed image file shot in TIFF mode and its corresponding image file
– A movie file recorded in movie mode and its corresponding index image file
• To view a RAW data file, you have to install application software from the supplied CD-ROM.
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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 recording medium,
you can view that image again on your
camera by copying the image file in the
computer to a recording medium.
Enter a number from 0001 to 9999 for
.
• An extension may be displayed depending on
the computer settings. The extension for still
images is JPG, and the extension for movies is
MPG. Do not change the extension.
 Copy the image file to the
recording medium folder.
 Right-click the image file, then
click [Copy].
 Select and double-click the
[DCIM] folder from [Removable
Disk] or [Sony MemoryStick] in
[My Computer].
 Right-click the [MSDCF]
folder in the [DCIM] folder and
click [Paste].  stands for any
number within the range from 100
to 999.
Installing “Picture Package”
and “ImageMixer VCD2”
“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 102 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
Enjoying images on your computer
• Step  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 .
• When there is no folder, first create a folder
with your camera and then copy the image file
(page 52).
 Right-click the image file, then
click [Rename]. Change the
file name to “DSC0”.
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• When automatically creating slide shows
(page 113), a Pentium III 500 MHz or
faster CPU is required.
• When using “ImageMixer VCD2,” a
Pentium III 800 MHz or faster CPU is
recommended.
• 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.
When editing images recorded in
RAW mode, the following computer
environment is required.
OS: Microsoft Windows 98SE, Windows
2000 Professional, Windows Millennium
Edition, Windows XP Home Edition, or
Windows XP Professional
IBM PC/AT (DOS/V) compatible
computers on which the above OS is
preinstalled.
CPU: Intel MMX Pentium III 1 GHz or
faster is recommended.
Memory: 256 MB or more
 Turn on your computer, and
insert the CD-ROM (supplied)
into the CD-ROM drive.
The installation menu screen appears.
• If you have not yet installed the USB driver
(page 103), do not connect the camera to
the computer before you install the “Picture
Package” software (except for Windows XP).
 Click [Picture Package/
ImageMixer VCD2].
“Choose Setup Language” screen
appears.
 Select the desired language,
then click [Next].
• This section describes the English screen.
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 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].
 Click [Next].
The installation starts.
Copying images using
“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.
If the “Welcome to setup for Direct
X” screen appears after you install
the application software, follow the
instructions.
Enjoying images on your computer
 Click [Install] on the “Ready to
Install the Program” screen.
 Click [Next], then follow the
instructions.
 Confirm if the checkbox of
“Yes, I want to restart my
computer now” is checked,
then click [Finish].
Your computer restarts.
When the installation is completed, the
“Welcome to setup for ImageMixer
VCD2” screen appears.
• 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].
The shortcut icons of “Picture
Package Menu” and “Picture Package
destination Folder” are displayed.
 Remove the CD-ROM.
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Using “Picture Package”
Start up the [Picture Package Menu] on the
desktop to use the various functions.
• 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
at the upper-right corner of
software, click
each screen to show the on-line help.
Technical support of “Picture Package”
is provided by the Pixela User Support
Center. For more information, refer
to the enclosed information with the
CD-ROM.
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Viewing images on a computer
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.
• You can display the images recorded in JPEG,
TIFF and RAW modes. As for RAW data files,
you can edit the images. Using “Image Data
Converter Ver.2.0”, you can adjust various
settings, such as tone curve, sharpness or in
Adobe RGB color space (page 114).
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/
Creating a video CD with a
menu (“ImageMixer VCD2”)
“ImageMixer VCD2” is compatible with
High resolution still image video CD.
 Click [Burning Video CD] on
the left side of the screen,
then click [Burning Video CD]
in the lower-right corner of the
screen.
 Set up the menu background,
buttons, titles, and so on, then
click [Next].
Confirm the set up according to your
preferences.
The screen used for creating a slide
show appears.
Enjoying images on your computer
 Click the file you want to preview
on the left frame.
 Click [] to preview the file.
When you insert a CD-R in the CD-R
drive and click [Write], the screen
used for writing to a disc appears.
 Click [Video CD].
Click [Automatic Slideshow Producer]
on the left side of the screen, then click
[Automatic Slideshow Producer] in the
lower-right corner of the screen.
 Confirm the preview of the
Video CD file.
 Click [Next] and enter the disk
name.
The “ImageMixer VCD2” screen
appears.
Creating a slide show
 Select the folder in which the
desired images are stored.
 Select the desired folder on the
left frame, then click [Add]. The
selected folder moves to the right
frame.
 Click [Next].
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Printing images
 Perform the procedures
described under “Viewing
images on a computer” (page
112) to display the list of
images.
 Click [File] in the upper-left
corner of the screen, then
select [Print].
 Double-click and select the
images you want to print from
the list.
 Click the
screen.
button on the
Using “Image Data
Converter”
Using “Image Data Converter Ver.2.0” on
the CD-ROM supplied with your camera,
you can correct images recorded in RAW
mode using “Picture Package” (page
112). Additionally, you can adjust various
settings, such as tone curve, and sharpness.
• When the computer is in use, shut down all
other application software before you install
“Image Data Converter.”
The printing wizard screen appears.
 Set the paper size and the
number of sheets and print
images.
Technical support of “Image Data
Converter Ver.2.0” is provided by the
Pixela User Support Center. For more
information, refer to the enclosed
information with the CD-ROM.
Required computer environment
OS: Microsoft Windows 98SE, Windows
The screen used for printing images
appears.
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2000 Professional, Windows Millennium
Edition, Windows XP Home Edition, or
Windows XP Professional
IBM PC/AT (DOS/V) compatible
computers on which the above OS is
preinstalled.
CPU: Intel MMX Pentium III 1GHz or
faster is recommended.
Memory: 256 MB or more
Display: 800 × 600 dots or more
High Color (16-bit color, 65,000 colors)
or more
• When the display is set to less than 800 ×
600 dots or 256 colors or less, the application
software does not work properly.
6 Click [Install].
When the installation is completed, the
“Installation Complete” screen appears.
Installing “Image Data
Converter”
7 Click [Finish].
The install screen closes.
— For Macintosh users
1 Turn on your computer.
• When using “Image Data Converter Ver.2.0”,
you cannot store images in TIFF 16-bit or in
Adobe RGB color space.
Recommended computer
environment
• The display settings should be 800 × 600
dots or higher and 65,000 colors or higher.
3 Select the desired language, then click
[Next].
4 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].
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
• 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.
Enjoying images on your computer
2 Insert the CD-ROM
(Image Data Converter Ver.2.0) into the
CD-ROM drive.
The “Choose Setup Language” screen
appears.
Copying images to
your computer
5 Check the destination folder and click
[Next].
The “Ready to Install the Program”
screen appears.
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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 a details on the PTP connection, see page
142.
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
recording medium slot is provided, you
can copy images using an additional
device. See the Sony Website for details.
http://www.sony.net/
 Connecting your camera to
your computer
For details, see page 104.
Disconnecting the USB cable,
removing the recording medium
from your camera or turning off the
power during USB connection
Drag and drop the drive icon or the icon of
the recording medium to the “Trash” icon,
then disconnect the USB cable, remove the
recording medium, 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.
 Copying images
1 Double-click the newly recognized icon
on the desktop.
The contents of the recording medium
inserted in your camera appear.
2 Double-click [DCIM].
3 Double-click the folder that the images
you want to copy are stored.
4 Drag and drop the image files to the
hard disk icon.
• The image files are copied to your hard disk.
For details on the storage location of the
images and file names, see page 107.
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 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.
• “Picture Package” cannot be used with
Macintosh.
Using “ImageMixer VCD2”
“ImageMixer VCD2” is also compatible
with Macintosh (Mac OS X (v10.1.5 or
later)). Using “ImageMixer VCD2” on the
CD-ROM supplied with your camera, you
can create a video CD using the image or
movie materials that are stored in your
computer.
Technical support of “ImageMixer
VCD2” is provided by the Pixela User
Support Center. For more information,
refer to the enclosed information with
the CD-ROM.
OS: Mac OS X (v10.1.5 or later)
The above OS must be installed at the
factory.
CPU: iMac, eMac, iBook, PowerBook,
Power Mac G3/G4 series
Memory: 128 MB or more (256 MB or
more is recommended.)
Hard Disk: Disk space required for
installation: approximately 250 MB
Display: 1024 × 768 dots or more,
32,000 colors or more
• QuickTime 4 or later must be pre-installed.
(QuickTime 5 is recommended.)
• Operations are not guaranteed for all the
recommended computer environments
mentioned above.
 Installing “ImageMixer VCD2”
1 Turn on your computer.
• The display settings should be 1024 × 768
dots or higher and 32,000 colors or higher.
2 Insert the CD-ROM (supplied) into the
CD-ROM drive.
3 Double-click the CD-ROM icon.
4 Copy the [IMXINST.SIT] file in the
[MAC] folder to the hard disk icon.
5 Double-click the [IMXINST.SIT] file in
the copy-to folder.
6 Double-click the [ImageMixer VCD2_
Install] extracted file.
7 After the user information screen
appears, enter the desired name and
password.
The installation of the software starts.
Enjoying images on your computer
• “ImageMixer VCD2” for Macintosh can create
only the disk image to store the image file on a
CD-R in the video CD format. Toast by Roxio
(not supplied) is required to create a video CD.
• When the computer is in use, shut down all
other application software before you install
“ImageMixer VCD2.”
Required computer environment
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 Creating a video CD with a
menu
Using “Image Data
Converter”
“ImageMixer VCD2” is compatible with
High resolution still image video CD.
Using “Image Data Converter Ver.1.5” on
the CD-ROM supplied with your camera,
you can correct images recorded in RAW
mode and store them as an ordinary file.
Additionally, by installing “Image Data
Converter Ver.2.0”, you can adjust various
settings, such as tone curve, sharpness.
1 Open the [ImageMixer] folder in
[Application].
2 Click [ImageMixer VCD2].
3 Carry out steps  to  on page 113.
4 Click [Next] and enter the disk name
and its destination.
The preparation for storing the file on a
CD-R is completed.
• When the computer is in use, shut down all
other application software before you install
“Image Data Converter.”
Technical support of “Image Data
Converter” is provided by the Pixela
User Support Center. For more
information, refer to the enclosed
information with the CD-ROM.
Required computer environment
OS: Mac OS X (v10.2.6 – v10.3.3)
CPU: Power PC G4 or faster
Memory: 256 MB or more
Display: 800 × 600 dots or more,
32,000 colors or more (When the display is
set to less than 800 × 600 dots, 256 colors
or more, the application does not work
properly.)
• Operations are not guaranteed for all the
recommended computer environments
mentioned above.
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Installing “Image Data Converter”
1 Turn on your computer.
• The display settings should be 800 × 600
dots or higher and 32,000 colors or higher.
2 Insert the CD-ROM (supplied) into the
CD-ROM drive.
To install Ver.2.0, insert “Image Data
Converter Ver.2.0”, and to install
Ver.1.5, insert “USB Driver SPVD012”.
3 Double-click the CD-ROM icon.
4 Copy the [IDCINST20.DMG.SIT]
(Ver.2.0) or [IDCINST15.DMG.SIT]
(Ver.1.5) file in the [MAC] folder to the
hard disk.
5 Double-click the [IDCINST20.DMG.
SIT] (Ver.2.0) or [IDCINST15.DMG.
SIT] (Ver.1.5) file in the copy-to folder.
6 Double-click the [SONYIDC20 Install.
pkg] (Ver.2.0) or [SONYIDC15 Install.
pkg] (Ver.1.5) extracted file in the
[SONY] virtual volume folder, on the
desktop.
The installation of the software starts.
• When using “Image Data Converter Ver.2.0”,
you cannot store images in TIFF 16-bit or in
Adobe RGB color space.
Troubleshooting
If you experience trouble with your
camera, try the following solutions.
1 First check the items on the
tables below. If code displays
“C::” appear on the
screen, the self-diagnosis display
function is working (page 132).
2 Should your camera still not work
properly, press the RESET button
inside the battery/“Memory Stick”/CF
card cover using a fine-tipped object,
then turn on the power again. (All
the settings including date and time
are cleared and reset to the factory
settings.)
3 Should your camera still not work
properly, consult your Sony dealer or
local authorized Sony service facility.
Battery pack and power
Symptom
Cause/Solution
You cannot charge the battery pack.
• The camera is turned on. Turn the camera off (page 17).
The battery pack cannot be installed.
• Install the battery pack while pushing the battery eject lever toward the LCD screen side using the
front edge of the battery pack (page 13).
• Install the battery pack correctly (page 13).
The CHG/ lamp flashes when
charging a battery pack.
• Install the battery pack correctly (page 13).
• 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.
Troubleshooting
RESET
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120
Symptom
Cause/Solution
The CHG/ lamp does not light up
when charging a battery pack.
• The AC Adaptor is disconnected. Properly connect the AC Adaptor (page 13).
• The AC Adaptor has malfunctioned. Consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service
facility.
• Install the battery pack correctly (page 13).
• The battery pack is completely charged.
• The battery pack is discharged. Re-insert the AC Adaptor and then charge the battery pack.
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 146).
• 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 14).
• The battery pack is discharged. Install a charged battery pack (page 13).
• The battery pack is dead (page 147). Replace the battery pack with a new one.
The battery pack runs down too
quickly.
• The battery pack is dead (page 147). Replace the battery pack with a new one.
• You have used the camera in an extremely cold location (page 146).
• 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 13).
• The AC Adaptor is disconnected. Properly connect the AC Adaptor (page 16).
• 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 13).
• The battery pack is dead (page 147). Replace the battery pack with a new one.
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 or use the AC
Adaptor (page 16).
• The battery pack is discharged. Install a charged battery pack (page 13).
Shooting still images/movies
Symptom
Cause/Solution
The LCD screen is not turned on even • The power was turned off with the LCD screen turned off the last time you used the camera. Turn on
when the power is turned on.
the LCD screen (page 36).
The subject is not visible on the LCD
screen.
• Set the mode dial to
The LCD screen turns blue and
the subject does not appear when
recording movies.
• The image size is set to [640(Fine)] while an A/V connecting cable is connected to the A/V OUT
(MONO) jack. Disconnect the A/V connecting cable or set the image size to other than [640(Fine)].
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 the shutter button is pressed and held halfway down, then shoot the
image (page 33).
• When shooting still images, select the other mode than (Twilight mode) or
(Landscape
mode) for the Scene Selection function.
• The focus preset function is selected. Set to the auto focus mode (page 69).
Optical zoom does not work.
• You cannot change the zoom scale when shooting movies.
• You cannot use the zoom while a wide end conversion lens is mounted.
Precision digital zoom does not
function.
• [Digital Zoom] is set to [Smart] or [Off] in the SET UP settings. Set [Digital Zoom] to [Precision]
(pages 31, 51 and 140).
• You are shooting in RAW mode. The precision digital zoom cannot be used in RAW mode (pages 31
and 79).
• The mode dial is set to
. Set the mode dial to , P, S, A, M or SCN.
Smart zoom does not function.
• [Digital Zoom] is set to [Precision] or [Off] in the SET UP settings. Set [Digital Zoom] to [Smart]
(pages 31, 51 and 140).
• The image size is set to [7M] or [3:2]. Set image size to other settings except [7M] and [3:2] (pages
24 and 31).
• The smart zoom cannot be used in Multi Burst mode (pages 31 and 76).
• You are shooting in RAW mode. The smart zoom cannot be used in RAW mode (pages 31 and 79).
• The mode dial is set to
. Set the mode dial to , P, S, A, M or SCN.
, P, S, A, M, SCN or
(page 12).
Troubleshooting
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Symptom
Cause/Solution
The image is too dark.
• You are shooting a subject with a light source behind the subject. Select the metering mode (page
60), adjust the exposure (page 61) or set the flash mode to (Forced flash) (page 69).
• The brightness of the LCD screen is too low. Adjust the brightness of the LCD backlight (page 141).
The image is too bright.
• You are shooting a spotlighted subject in a dark location such as on a stage. Adjust the exposure
(page 61).
• The brightness of the LCD screen is too bright. Adjust the brightness of the LCD backlight (page
141).
Vertical streaks appear when you are
shooting a very bright subject.
• The smear phenomenon is occurring. This phenomenon is not a malfunction.
Noise appears in the image when you
view the 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 recording medium has been inserted. Insert a recording medium (page 21).
• The capacity of the recording medium is full. Delete unnecessary images saved in the recording
medium (pages 46 and 99) or change the recording medium.
• The write-protect switch on the “Memory Stick” is set to the LOCK position. Set the write-protect
switch to the recording position (page 144).
• The
/CF switch is not set to the proper position. Set the switch to the proper position (page 21).
• You cannot record images while charging the flash.
• Set the mode dial to , P, S, A, M or SCN when shooting still images (page 12).
• Set the mode dial to
when shooting movies (page 97).
• The image size is set to [640(Fine)] when recording movies. Insert a “Memory Stick PRO” (pages
97 and 144) or set the image size to other than [640(Fine)].
Recording takes a long time.
• NR slow shutter function is activated (page 58).
A sound is made when changing
• The sound is made by the lens in operation. This is not a malfunction.
between the NightFraming and
NightShot modes, or when the
shutter button is lightly pressed while
NightFraming is set.
The image colors are not correct.
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• The NightFraming or NightShot function is set. Cancel the NightFraming/NightShot functions
(pages 77 and 78).
• Picture Effect function is activated. Cancel the Picture Effect function (page 78).
Symptom
Cause/Solution
NightFraming or NightShot does not
function.
(only for NightShot) (pages 77 and 78).
• Set the mode dial to , P or
• The NightFraming function cannot be used when focus preset mode is selected. Set to the auto focus
mode (page 66).
The flash does not work.
• Set the mode dial to , P, S, A, M or SCN (page 12).
• The flash is set to
(No flash). Set the flash to auto (No indicator), (Forced flash) or SL (Slow
synchro) (page 69).
• When shooting still images, select the other mode than (Twilight mode) or (Candle mode) for
the Scene Selection function (page 41).
• When
(Landscape mode), (Snow mode) or
(Beach mode) is selected for the Scene
Selection function, set the flash to (Forced flash) (page 69).
• Set [Mode] (REC Mode) to other than [Speed Burst], [Burst] or [Multi Burst].
• When using the built-in flash, [Flash] is set to [Ext.] in the SET UP settings.
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.
• When shooting still images, select the other mode than (Twilight mode),
or (Candle mode) for the Scene Selection function (page 41).
You cannot shoot continuously.
• The capacity of the recording medium is full. Delete unnecessary images saved in the recording
medium (pages 46 and 99) or change the recording medium.
• The battery pack is discharged, so you can shoot only one image. Install a charged battery pack
(page 13).
The eyes of the subject come out red.
• Set [Red Eye Reduction] to [On] in the SET UP settings (pages 70 and 140).
• Approach the subject and shoot from within the recommended shooting distance using the flash
(page 69).
• Increase the indoor brightness and shoot the image.
The date and time are recorded
incorrectly.
• Set the correct date and time (pages 37 and 142).
The F value and shutter speed flash
when you press and hold the shutter
button halfway down.
• Adjust the correct exposure (page 61).
(Landscape mode)
Troubleshooting
123
Symptom
Cause/Solution
Unknown pattern appears on the
finder.
• This is due to the structure of the finder. This is not a malfunction.
Viewing images
Symptom
Cause/Solution
Your camera cannot play back
images.
• Set the mode dial to
(page 42).
• The folder/file name has been changed on your computer (page 109).
• 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 105 and 116).
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 in the SET UP settings is incorrect. Change the
setting (pages 51 and 142).
• The connection is not correct. Check the connection (page 44).
• The USB jack is connected. Follow the procedure of the note  on page 105 (Windows) or  on
page 116 (Macintosh) and disconnect the USB cable.
The image cannot be played back on
a computer.
• See page 125.
Deleting/Editing Images
124
Symptom
Cause/Solution
Your camera cannot delete an image.
• The image is protected. Cancel the protection (page 87).
• The write-protect switch on the “Memory Stick” is set to the LOCK position. Set the switch to the
recording position (page 144).
You have deleted an image by
mistake.
• Marking  (protect) will prevent you from deleting images by mistake (page 87).
• Set the write protect switch of the “Memory Stick” to the LOCK position to prevent accidental
erasure (page 144).
The resizing function does not work.
• You cannot resize movies, Multi Burst images, RAW data files, and compressed (TIFF) images.
Symptom
Cause/Solution
You cannot display a print (DPOF)
mark.
• You cannot display print (DPOF) marks on movies or images recorded in RAW mode.
You cannot cut a movie.
• The movie is not long enough to cut.
• Protected movie cannot be cut. Cancel the protection (page 87).
• Still images cannot be cut.
Computers
Symptom
Cause/Solution
You do not know if the OS of your
computer is compatible.
• Check “Recommended computer environment” (pages 102 and 115).
You cannot install the USB driver.
• In Windows 2000, log on as Administrator (authorized Administrators) (page 102).
Your computer does not recognize
your camera.
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
You cannot copy images.
Troubleshooting
•
•
Turn on the camera (page 17).
The battery level is low. Use the AC Adaptor (page 16).
Use the supplied USB cable (pages 104 and 116).
Disconnect the USB cable from both the computer and the camera, and connect it again firmly.
Make sure that “USB Mode” is displayed on the LCD screen (page 104).
Set [USB Connect] to [Normal] in the SET UP settings (pages 51 and 142)
The USB connectors on your computer are connected to other equipment besides the keyboard, the
mouse, and your camera. Disconnect all equipment other than the keybord and the mouse from the
USB connectors (page 102).
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 102).
Install the USB driver (page 103).
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 106), then install the USB
driver (page 103).
• Connect the camera and your computer correctly using the supplied USB cable (page 104).
• Follow the designated copy procedure for your OS (pages 105, 106, 111 and 116).
• You attempted to shoot using a recording medium formatted by a computer. Shoot using a recording
medium formatted by your camera.
125
Symptom
Cause/Solution
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 104).
The image cannot be played back on
a computer.
• You try to play back the image recorded in the RAW mode. Install software from the supplied CDROM (page 79).
• 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 recording medium. Copy the movie to the hard
disk of your computer and then play back the movie from the hard disk (pages 105, 106, 111 and
116).
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 108).
• The folder/file name has been changed on your computer (page 109).
“Memory Stick”
126
Symptom
Cause/Solution
You cannot insert a “Memory Stick.”
• You are inserting the “Memory Stick” backwards. Insert the “Memory Stick” from the correct side
(page 22).
You cannot record on a “Memory Stick.”
• The write-protect switch on the “Memory Stick” is set to the LOCK position. Set the switch to the
recording position (page 144).
• The capacity of the “Memory Stick” is full. Delete unnecessary images (pages 46 and 99).
• The
/CF switch is set to CF. Set the switch to
(page 21).
• The image size is set to [640(Fine)] when recording movies. Insert a “Memory Stick PRO” (pages
97 and 144) or set the image size to other than [640(Fine)].
You cannot format a “Memory Stick.”
• The write-protect switch on the “Memory Stick” is set to the LOCK position. Set the switch to the
recording position (page 144).
You have formatted a “Memory Stick”
by mistake.
• All the data on the “Memory Stick” are deleted by formatting. You cannot restore them. Set the write
protect switch of the “Memory Stick” to the LOCK position to prevent accidental erasure (page
144).
CF card
Symptom
Cause/Solution
You cannot insert a CF card.
• You try to insert an unusable CF card (page 21).
• You are inserting it backwards. Insert it from the right side (page 23).
You cannot record on a CF card.
•
•
•
•
You have formatted a CF card by
mistake.
• All the data on the CF card are erased by formatting. You cannot restore them.
The CF card is full. Delete unnecessary images (pages 46 and 99).
An unusable CF card is inserted.
The
/CF switch is set to
. Set the switch to CF (page 21).
The image size is set to [640(Fine)] when recording movies. Insert a “Memory Stick PRO” (pages
97 and 144) or set the image size to other than [640(Fine)].
PictBridge compliant printer
Cause/Solution
The connection cannot be
established.
•
•
•
•
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 and images recorded in RAW mode 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
(Not disconnect USB cable) mark disappears.
• You switched the
/CF switch while printing.
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] in the SET UP settings (page 142).
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.
Troubleshooting
Symptom
127
Symptom
Cause/Solution
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 92 and 94) 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.)
Others
Symptom
Cause/Solution
Your camera does not work.
• You are not using an “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack. Use an “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack (page
146).
• The battery level is low. (The  indicator appears.) Charge the battery pack (page 13).
• Connect the AC Adaptor securely to the DC IN jack of your camera and to a wall outlet (wall socket)
(page 16).
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
inside the battery/“Memory Stick”/CF card cover with a fine-tipped object, then turn the power on
again. (This will clear the date and time settings, etc.) (page 119)
You cannot identify an indicator on
the screen.
• Check the indicator (pages 149 to 153).
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 143).
The camera becomes warm when you • This is not a malfunction.
use it for the long time.
128
The lens does not move when you
turn off the camera.
• The battery pack is discharged. Replace the battery pack with a charged battery pack (page 13) or
use the AC Adaptor (page 16).
Warnings and
messages
The following messages may appear on the screen.
Message
Meaning/Corrective Action
No Memory Stick
• Insert a “Memory Stick” (page 22).
• Set the
/CF switch to CF and record the image using the CF card.
System error
• Turn the power off and on again (page 17).
Memory Stick error
•
•
•
•
Memory Stick type error
• The inserted “Memory Stick” cannot be used in your camera (page 144).
Read only memory
• Your camera cannot record or delete images to this “Memory Stick”.
Memory Stick locked
• The write-protect switch on the “Memory Stick” is set to the LOCK position. Set it to the recording position
(page 144).
No memory space
• The capacity of the “Memory Stick” is insufficient. You cannot record images. Delete unnecessary images (pages
46 and 99).
No CF card
• Insert the CF card (page 23).
• Set the
/CF switch to
The inserted “Memory Stick” cannot be used in your camera (page 144).
The “Memory Stick” is damaged.
The terminal section of the “Memory Stick” is dirty.
Insert the “Memory Stick” correctly (page 22).
CF card error
• An unusable CF card is inserted (page 21).
• The CF card is damaged, or the terminal section of the CF card is dirty.
• Insert the CF card correctly (page 23).
CF card type error
• The inserted CF card cannot be used with your camera (page 21).
CF card locked
• The CF card is set to be unrecordable. Consult with the CF card manufacturer.
No CF card space
• The capacity of the CF card is insufficient. You cannot record images. Delete unnecessary images or data (pages
46 and 99).
Troubleshooting
and record the image using the “Memory Stick”.
129
Message
Meaning/Corrective Action
Format error
• The recording medium format failed. Format the recording medium again (page 48).
• When using a Memory Stick Duo Adaptor that is compliant with the CompactFlash slot, the write-protect switch
on the “Memory Stick Duo” is set to LOCK position. Set it to the recording position.
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.

• The battery level is low or zero. Charge the battery pack (page 13). 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.
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 recording medium. (For example:
123MSDCF and 123ABCDE) Select other folders, or create a new folder.
Cannot create more
folders
• The folder whose first three digits of the name is “999” exists in the recording medium. You cannot create any
folders.
Cannot record
• The camera cannot record images in the selected folder. Select a different folder (page 53).
• Camera shake may occur due to insufficient light. Use the flash, mount the camera on a tripod, or otherwise
secure the camera in place.
130
Turn the power off and on
again
• A problem with the lens caused an error.
“Night Shot”
• An operation that is not valid while NIGHTSHOT is set was attempted.
“Night Framing”
• An operation that is not valid while NIGHTFRAMING is set is attempted.
640(Fine) is not available
• 640(Fine) size movies can be recorded only using “Memory Stick PRO”. Insert a “Memory Stick PRO” or set the
image size to other than [640(Fine)].
File error
• An error occurred while playing back the image.
File protect
• The image is protected against erasure. Release the protection (page 87).
Cannot divide
• The movie is not long enough to be divided (about more than two seconds).
• The file is not a movie.
Invalid operation
• You are playing back a file that was created on equipment other than this camera.
Message
Meaning/Corrective Action
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
No printable image
• 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 or images recorded in
RAW mode. You cannot print movies or image recorded in RAW mode.
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 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.
• 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.
Troubleshooting
Processing
131
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 ) will differ depending
on the state of the camera.
Code
Cause
Countermeasure
C:32: 
There is trouble with your
camera’s hardware.
• Turn the power off and on again (page
17).
C:13: 
The camera cannot read or write
data on the recording medium.
• Re-insert the recording medium several
times.
An unformatted recording
medium is inserted.
• Format the recording medium (page 48).
The inserted recording medium
• Insert a new recording medium (page 21).
cannot be used with your camera,
or the data is damaged.
E:61: 
E:91: 
A camera malfunction that you
cannot reverse has occurred.
• Press the RESET button located inside
the battery/“Memory Stick”/CF card
cover, then turn the power on again.
(page 119)
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.
C:32:ss
Self-diagnosis display
132
Number of images
that can be saved or
shooting time
The number of images that can be saved
and the shooting time differ, depending on
the capacity of the recording medium, the
image size, and the image quality. Refer
to the following charts when you choose a
recording medium.
“Memory Stick”
RAW
7M
(Units: images)
16MB
32MB
64MB
128MB
256MB
512MB
1GB
0 (0)
1 (1)
3 (3)
6 (7)
12 (13)
25 (27)
51 (56)
3:2
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
5M
0 (0)
1 (1)
3 (3)
7 (7)
12 (13)
26 (28)
53 (57)
3M
0 (0)
1 (1)
3 (3)
7 (7)
13 (14)
27 (28)
56 (59)
1M
0 (1)
1 (2)
3 (4)
8 (8)
14 (14)
29 (29)
60 (61)
VGA(EMail)
1 (1)
2 (2)
4 (4)
8 (8)
14 (15)
30 (30)
61 (62)
16MB
32MB
64MB
128MB
256MB
512MB
1GB
0 (0)
1 (1)
2 (2)
5 (5)
9 (10)
19 (20)
39 (42)
3:2
0 (0)
1 (1)
2 (3)
5 (6)
10 (11)
21 (23)
43 (46)
5M
0 (0)
1 (1)
2 (2)
5 (5)
9 (10)
20 (21)
40 (42)
3M
0 (0)
1 (1)
2 (2)
5 (5)
10 (10)
20 (21)
42 (43)
1M
0 (0)
1 (1)
2 (2)
5 (5)
10 (10)
21 (22)
44 (44)
VGA(EMail)
0 (0)
1 (1)
3 (3)
6 (6)
10 (10)
22 (22)
45 (45)
TIFF
7M
(Units: images)
Additional information
• The number of images is listed in Fine
(Standard) order.
• The values for the number of images
that can be saved and the shooting time
may vary, depending on the shooting
conditions.
• For normal shooting times and numbers
of images that can be saved, see page 25.
• When the number of remaining shooting
images is greater than 9,999, the
“>9999” indicator appears on the LCD
screen.
• The table below shows the approximate
number of images and recording time
that can be recorded on a recording
medium that has been formatted by this
camera.
133
Multi Burst
(Units: images)
16MB
1M
32MB
64MB
128MB
256MB
512MB
1GB
1482
(2694)
24 (46)
50 (93)
101 (187)
202 (376)
357 (649)
726
(1320)
16MB
32MB
64MB
128MB
256MB
512MB
1GB
—
—
—
—
0:02:57
0:06:02
0:12:20
Movie
640(Fine)
640(Standard)
0:00:42
0:01:27
0:02:56
0:05:54
0:10:42
0:21:47
0:44:27
160
0:11:12
0:22:42
0:45:39
1:31:33
2:51:21
5:47:05
11:44:22
The numbers indicate the recording time. For example: “1:31:45” indicates “1 hour, 31 minutes, 45
seconds.”
• The image size is as follows:
640(Fine): 640×480
640(Standard): 640×480
160: 160×112
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Movie
CF card
1GB
RAW
(Units: images)
1GB
7M
53 (59)
3:2
–
5M
56 (60)
3M
59 (62)
1M
63 (64)
VGA(EMail)
65 (65)
TIFF
(Units: images)
1GB
41 (44)
3:2
45 (49)
5M
43 (45)
3M
44 (46)
1M
46 (47)
VGA(EMail)
47 (48)
Multi Burst
–
640(Standard)
0:46:53
160
12:30:14
The numbers indicate the recording time. For
example: “12:30:14” indicates “12 hour, 30
minutes, 14 seconds.”
• The image size is as follows:
640(Fine): 640×480
640(Standard): 640×480
160: 160×112
• Even when you use a recording medium with
a capacity greater than 2 GB, the maximum
recordable file size per one continuous
shooting is 2 GB.
Additional information
7M
640(Fine)
(Units: images)
1GB
1M
1563 (2842)
135
Menu items
Menu items that can be modified differ
depending on the position of the mode dial
or the setting.
Menu items are maintained even when
the power is turned off or the mode dial is
changed to other position (except [PFX]
(P.Effect)).
Factory settings are indicated with .
When the mode dial is set to
Item
Setting
Description
Mode (REC Mode)
RAW
TIFF
Multi Burst
Speed Burst
Burst
Normal
– Records RAW data file in addition to the JPEG file (page 79).
– Records uncompressed (TIFF) file in addition to the JPEG file (page 80).
– Records a continuous burst of 16 frames within a single still image (page 76).
– Records continuously with a short shooting interval (page 75).
– Continuously shoots even more images (page 75).
– Records an image using the normal recording mode
When the mode switch is set to P, S, A, M, SCN
Item
SCN (Scene)
/
Description
/
/
/
/
Sets the Scene Selection mode (page 39). (This setting can be made only in SCN
mode.)
/
(Metering
Mode)
Spot / Center / Multi
WB (White Bal)
/
/ Auto
ISO1)
800 / 400 / 200 / 100 / Auto
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.
Fine / Standard
Records images with fine/standard quality (page 52).
(P.Quality)
136
Setting
/ WB /  /
Matches the exposure to the subject you want to shoot (page 60). Set the metering
region.
/
/
Sets the white balance (page 73).
Item
1)
Mode (REC Mode)
Setting
Description
RAW
TIFF
Multi Burst
Exp Brktg
– Records RAW data file in addition to the JPEG file (page 79).
– Records uncompressed (TIFF) file in addition to the JPEG file (page 80).
– Records a continuous burst of 16 frames within a single still image (page 76).
– Records three images with the exposure value of each image slightly shifted
(page 64).
– Records continuously with a short shooting interval (page 75).
– Continuously shoots even more images (page 75).
– Records an image using the normal recording mode
Speed Burst
Burst
Normal
BRK (Bracket
Step)2)
M
(Interval)2)
(Flash Level)3)
±1.0EV / ±0.7EV / ±0.3EV
Sets the exposure compensation value when recording three images with each
exposure adjustment value (page 64). (This setting cannot be made when [Mode]
(REC Mode) in the menu is set to other than [Exp Brktg].)
1/7.5 / 1/15 / 1/30
Selects the Multi Burst shutter interval (page 76). (This setting cannot be made
when [Mode] (REC Mode) in the menu is set to other than [Multi Burst].)
Selects the amount of flash light (page 71).
B&W / Sepia / Off
Sets the image special effects (page 78).
 (Saturation)4)
+ / Normal / –
Adjusts the saturation of the image. The  indicator appears (except when the
setting is Normal).
 (Contrast)4)
+ / Normal / –
Adjusts the contrast of the image. The  indicator appears (except when the
setting is Normal).
+ / Normal / –
Adjusts the sharpness of the image. The
setting is Normal).
(Sharpness)4)
1)
The available settings are limited when the mode dial is set to SCN.
This does not appear when SCN is set to
(Twilight mode),
(Twilight portrait mode) or
3)
This does not appear when SCN is set to
(Twilight mode) or (Candle mode).
4)
This does not appear when the mode dial is set to SCN.
2)
(Candle mode).
indicator appears (except when the
Additional information
+ / Normal / –
PFX (P.Effect)
137
When the mode switch is set to
Item
Setting
Description
(Metering
Mode)
Spot / Center / Multi
Matches the exposure to the subject you want to shoot (page 60). Set the metering
region.
WB (White Bal)
PFX (P.Effect)
138
/
Auto
//
B&W / Sepia / Off
/
/
/
Sets the white balance (page 73).
Sets the image special effects (page 78).
When the mode switch is set to
Item
(Folder)
 (Protect)
Setting
Description
OK / Cancel
Selects the folder containing the image you want to play back (page 82).
—
Protects and unprotects images against accidental erasure (page 87).
(DPOF)
—
Marks and unmarks the print (DPOF) mark on still images you want to print
(page 95).
(Print)
—
Prints images using a PictBridge compliant printer (page 90).
Interval
– Sets the slide show interval (page 84). (Only in single-image mode)
Image
– Sets the range of the playback images.
Repeat
– Plays back images repeatedly.
Start
Cancel
– Starts the slide show.
– Cancels the slide show.
(Resize)
7M / 5M / 3M / 1M / VGA / Cancel
Changes the recorded still image size (page 88). (Only in single-image mode)
(Rotate)
(counter clockwise) /
/ OK / Cancel
Rotates the still image (page 85). (Only in single-image mode)
(Divide)
OK / Cancel
(Slide)
3 sec / 5 sec / 10 sec / 30 sec / 1 min
Folder / All
On / Off
Divides a moving image (page 100). (Only in single-image mode)
Additional information
(clockwise)
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SET UP items
Set the mode dial to SET UP. The SET UP screen appears.
Factory settings are indicated with .
1
Item
Setting
Description
AF Mode
Single / Monitor / Cont
Selects the focus operation mode (page 68).
Digital Zoom
Smart / Precision / Off
Selects the digital zoom mode (page 31).
Date/time
Day&Time / Date / Off
Selects whether to superimpose the date or time onto the image (page 37).
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 / Off
Reduces the red-eye phenomenon when using a flash (page 70).
Hologram AF
Auto / Off
Selects whether to emit hologram AF light. Used when it is difficult to focus on
the subject in dark conditions (page 35).
Auto Review
On / Off
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. If you press the shutter button halfway
down during this period, the recorded image display disappears and you can
immediately shoot the next image.
Item
Setting
Description
Enlarged Icon
On / Off
Selects whether to temporarily enlarge the setting indication when you press
(Flash mode),
(Self-timer) or
(Macro).
Flash
Ext. / Int.
Selects whether to use a commercially available external flash (page 72).
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(Camera 1)
(Camera 2)
(Memory Stick Tool) (When the
/CF switch is set to
)
Item
Setting
Description
Format
OK / Cancel
Formats the “Memory Stick”. Note that formatting irrevocably erases all data on a
“Memory Stick”, including even protected images (page 48).
Create REC. Folder
OK / Cancel
Creates a folder for recording images (page 52).
Change REC.
Folder
OK / Cancel
Changes a folder for recording images (page 52).
(CF Card Tool) (When the
/CF switch is set to CF)
Item
Setting
Description
Format
OK / Cancel
Formats the CF card. Note that formatting irrevocably erases all data on a CF card,
including even protected images (page 48).
Create REC. Folder
OK / Cancel
Creates a folder for recording images (page 52).
Change REC.
Folder
OK / Cancel
Changes a folder for recording images (page 52).
(Setup 1)
Item
Setting
Description
LCD Backlight
Bright / Normal / Dark
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.
Beep
Shutter
On
Off
− Turns on the shutter sound when you press the shutter button.
− Turns on the beep/shutter sound when you press the control button/press the
shutter button.
− Turns off the beep/shutter sound.
—
Displays the menu items, warnings and messages in selected language.
Language
Additional information
1
141
2
(Setup 2)
Item
Setting
Description
File Number
Series
− Assigns numbers to files in sequence even if the recording medium is changed
or the recording folder is changed.
− Resets the file numbering and starts from 0001 each time the folder is changed.
(When the recording folder contains a file, a number one higher than the largest
number is assigned.)
Reset
USB Connect
PictBridge
PTP
Normal
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− Connects the camera with a PictBridge compatible printer (page 90).
− When a PTP connection is made, the Copy Wizard automatically starts up and
copies the images in the recording folder (page 106) 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 (pages 104 and
114).
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 18 and 51).
Precautions
Do not leave the camera in the
following places
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 cleaning
On operating temperature
Cleaning the LCD screen
Wipe the screen surface with an LCD
cleaning kit (not supplied) to remove
fingerprints, dust, etc.
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.
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).
If moisture condensation occurs
Turn off the camera and wait about an
hour for the moisture to evaporate. Note
that if you attempt to shoot with moisture
remaining inside the lens, you will be
unable to record clear images.
Additional information
• 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.
Cleaning the lens
Wipe the lens with a soft cloth to remove
fingerprints, dust, etc.
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On internal rechargeable button
battery
This camera has an internal rechargeable
button battery for maintaining the date
and time and other settings regardless of
whether the power is on or off.
This rechargeable button battery is
continually charged as long as you are
using the camera. However, if you use the
camera for only short periods it discharges
gradually, and if you do not use the camera
at all for about one month it becomes
completely discharged. In this case, be sure
to charge this rechargeable button battery
before using the camera.
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.
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.
• The rechargeable button battery is located
inside the battery insertion slot of the camera.
Never remove the rechargeable button battery.
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
Memory Stick

Memory Stick (MagicGate/
high-speed data transfer)

Memory Stick Duo 1)

Memory Stick Duo
(MagicGate/high-speed data
transfer) 1)
 2)3)
MagicGate Memory Stick
 2)
MagicGate Memory Stick
Duo 1)
 2)
Memory Stick PRO
 2)3)
Memory Stick PRO Duo 1)
 2)3)
1)
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Recording/
playback 4)
When using it with this camera, be sure to
insert into the Memory Stick Duo Adaptor.
2)
“MagicGate Memory Stick” is equipped
with the MagicGate copyright protection
technology. MagicGate is copyright protection
technology that uses encryption technology.
However, because your camera does not
support the MagicGate standards, data
recorded with your camera is not subject to
MagicGate copyright protection.
3)
Supports high-speed data transmission using
the parallel interface.
4)
[640 (Fine)] size movies can be recorded or
played back only using a “Memory Stick PRO”
or “Memory Stick PRO Duo.”
• The “Memory Stick” formatted with a
computer is not guaranteed to operate with this
camera.
• The data read/write time differs depending on
the combination of the “Memory Stick” and a
device.
Notes on use of the “Memory Stick”
Notes on use of the “Memory Stick
Duo”
Terminal
Write-protect
switch
Labeling position
• Be sure to insert the “Memory Stick Duo” into
the Memory Stick Duo Adaptor when using
the “Memory Stick Duo” with the camera. If
you insert the “Memory Stick Duo” into the
camera without attaching the Memory Stick
Duo Adaptor, you may not be able to remove
the “Memory Stick Duo.”
• Verify that you are inserting the “Memory
Stick Duo” in the proper direction when
inserting it into the Memory Stick Duo
Adaptor.
• Verify that you are inserting the Memory Stick
Duo Adaptor in the proper direction when
inserting it into the camera. Inserting it in the
wrong direction may cause a malfunction.
• Do not insert a “Memory Stick Duo” that is not
inserted into a Memory Stick Duo Adaptor into
a “Memory Stick”-compatible unit. This may
cause a malfunction of the unit.
• When formatting the “Memory Stick Duo,”
insert the “Memory Stick Duo” into the
Memory Stick Duo Adaptor.
• When the “Memory Stick Duo” is equipped
with the write protect switch, release its lock.
Note on use of the “Memory Stick
PRO”
“Memory Stick PRO” with a capacity of up to 1
GB is verified for this camera.
Additional information
• You cannot record, edit, or delete images
when the write-protect switch is set to LOCK.
The position or the shape of the write-protect
switch may differ depending on the “Memory
Stick” you use.
• Data may be damaged in the following cases:
– Removing the “Memory Stick” or turning off
the camera while reading or writing data.
– Using the camera in a location subject to the
effects of static electricity or noise.
• We recommend you back up any important
data.
• Do not attach any other material than the
supplied label on the labeling position.
• When you attach the supplied label, be sure to
attach it to the labeling position. Be careful that
the label does not stick out.
• When you carry or store the “Memory Stick,”
put it in the case supplied with it.
• Do not touch the terminals of a “Memory
Stick” with your hand or a metal object.
• Do not strike, bend or drop a “Memory Stick.”
• Do not disassemble or modify a “Memory
Stick.”
• Do not expose the “Memory Stick” to water.
• Avoid using or storing the “Memory Stick” in
the following places:
– In a car parked in the sun, or at a high
temperature.
– Under direct sunlight.
– In a humid place or near corrosive material.
• Do not remove the “Memory Stick” while
reading or writing data.
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Effective use of the battery pack
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.
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• Battery performance decreases in
low-temperature surroundings. So, the
time that the battery pack can be used is
shorter in cold places. We recommend
the following to ensure longer battery
pack use:
− Put the battery pack in a pocket close to
your body to warm it up, and insert it
in your camera immediately before you
start shooting.
• 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.
• Do not leave the camera in a hot location
such as inside a hot car or exposed to
direct sunlight.
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.
How to store the battery pack
• 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 button to on
in slide show playback mode (page 84)
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.
[Input and Output connectors]
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
 Camera
[System]
[LCD screen]
LCD panel
6.2 cm (2.5 type) TFT drive
Total number of dots
123 000 dots
[Power, general]
Used battery pack
NP-FR1
Power requirements
3.6 V
Power consumption (during shooting
with LCD screen on)
1.53 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
119.8×72.0×63.0 mm (4 3/4×2 7/8×
2 1/2 inches) (W/H/D, excluding
maximum protrusions)
Mass
410 g (14.5 oz) (including battery
pack NP-FR1, “Memory Stick” and
shoulder strap)
Microphone
Electret condenser microphone
Additional information
Image device
9.04 mm (1/1.8 type) color CCD
Primary color filter
Total pixels number of camera
Approx. 7 410 000 pixels
Effective pixels number of camera
Approx. 7 201 000 pixels
Lens
Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar
4× zoom lens
f = 7 – 28 mm (34 – 136 mm when
converted to a 35 mm still camera)
F2.8 – 4.0
Exposure control
Automatic exposure, Shutter speed
priority, Aperture priority, Manual
exposure, Scene selection (7 modes)
White balance
Automatic, Daylight, Cloudy,
Fluorescent, Incandescent, Flash,
One-push
File format (DCF compliant)
Still images: Exif Ver. 2.2 JPEG
compliant, RAW, TIFF, DPOF
compatible
Movies: MPEG1 compliant
(Monaural)
Recording media
“Memory Stick”
CompactFlash card (Type I)
Flash
Recommended distance (ISO set to
Auto):
0.4 to 3.0 m (15 3/4 inches to
118 1/8 inches) (W)
0.4 to 2.5 m (15 3/4 inches to 98 1/2
inches) (T)
A/V OUT (MONO) jack (Monaural)
Minijack
Video: 1 Vp-p, 75 Ω, unbalanced,
sync negative
Audio: 327 mV (at a 47 kΩ load)
Output impedance 2.2 kΩ
Accessory jack
Mini-minijack (ø 2.5 mm)
USB jack mini-B
USB communication
Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0 compliant)
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Speaker Dynamic speaker
Exif Print Compatible
PRINT Image Matching II
Compatible
PictBridge
Compatible
 AC-LS5/LS5B AC Adaptor
Input rating
100 V to 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz, 11 W,
0.16 A to 0.09 A
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
Approx. 48×29×81 mm (1 15/16×1
3/16×3 1/4 inches) (W/H/D,
excluding projecting parts)
Mass
Approx. 130 g (5 oz) excluding
power cord (mains lead)
 NP-FR1 battery pack
Used battery
Lithium-ion battery
Maximum voltage
DC 4.2 V
Nominal voltage
DC 3.6 V
Capacity 4.4 Wh (1220 mAh)
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 Accessories
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
AC-LS5/LS5B AC Adaptor (1)
Power cord (mains lead) (1)
NP-FR1 battery pack (1)
Battery case (1)
USB cable (1)
A/V connecting cable (1)
Shoulder strap (1)
CD-ROM (USB driver SPVD-012) (1)
CD-ROM (Image Data Converter Ver.2.0) (1)
Operating instructions (1)
Design and specifications are subject to change
without notice.
/
/ /
/
/
/ / /M/
A/S
Mode dial/Scene selection (12, 39)
The LCD screen
Page numbers in parentheses indicate
the location of additional important
information.
Macro (33)
/ SL /
Flash mode (69)
S AF / M AF / C AF
AF mode (68)
When shooting still images
1
3
60min
101
VGA
1/30”
C:32:00
4
+
5
2
S AF
125 F3.5 +2.0EV
Red-eye reduction (70)
/ 1.3 /
Zoom scaling (31)
/

Saturation (137)


7M / 3:2 / 5M / 3M /
Image size (24)
1M
/
VGA
FINE / STD
Image quality (52)
101
Recording folder (52)
Battery remaining (14)
Conversion lens (80)

AE/AF lock (30)
M
/ S /
/ RAW / TIFF / BRK
Recording mode (64, 75, 76, 79, 80)
/ WB /
/
/
White balance (73)
0.5m
Focus preset value (69)
/
/
Metering mode (60)
Picture effect (78)
/
NightFraming/NightShot (77)
External flash (72)
/
Remaining recording medium
capacity
Additional information
ON
Hologram AF (35, 140)
60min
/
/
AF range finder frame (66)
Sharpness (137)
Contrast (137)


1/30"
Multi Burst interval (76)
400
Remaining number of recordable
images (28)
Self-timer (34)
149
C:32:00
Self-diagnosis display (132)
+2.0EV
EV level value (61)
Menu/Guide menu (50)
When shooting movies
60min
STBY
1
STD
640
C:32:00
Date/time (37)
+
AE LOCK (63)
101
00:00:00 [00:28:25]
3
4
ISO number (65)
±0.7EV
Bracket step value (64)
• Pressing MENU switches the menu/guide
menu on/off.
2
5


Vibration warning (130)
Battery remaining (14)

Low battery warning (130)
Recording mode (97)
60min
AF range finder frame (66)
+
150
/
/
/
/
White balance (73)
Spot metering cross hair (60)
STBY / REC
Movie shooting (97)

Histogram (62)
1.3
Zoom scaling (31)
NR slow shutter (58)
/
Metering mode (60)
125
Shutter speed (57)
Conversion lens (80)
F3.5
Aperture value (58)
Picture effect (78)
NightShot (78)

Macro (33)
/
/
AF range finder frame (66)
0.5m
Focus preset value (69)

FINE
/ 6 4STD
/ 160
0
640
Image size (97)


Low battery warning (130)
AF range finder frame (66)
00:00:00 [00:28:05]
Recording time [maximum
recordable time] (133)
Self-timer (34)
C:32:00
Self-diagnosis display (132)
60min
M
VGA
101
12/12
C:32:00
+2.0EV
1.3
500 F3.5
Spot metering cross hair (60)

+2.0EV
EV level value (61)
Menu/Guide menu (50)
2
3
4
5
BACK/NEXT
VOLUME

M
Recording mode (76)
AE LOCK (63)
• Pressing MENU switches the menu/guide
menu on/off.
7M / 3:2 /
5M /
Image size (24)
3M
/
1M
/
VGA

Protect (87)
Print (DPOF) mark (95)
/
/
Change folder (82)
Additional information
/
Remaining recording medium
capacity
1
+
101
Recording folder (52)
When playing back still
images
1.3
Playback zoom scaling (83)
Step 12/16
Frame by frame playback (86)
151

101-0012
Folder-file number (107)
/ WB /
/
/
White balance (73)
PictBridge connecting (91)
500
Shutter speed (57)
/
Remaining recording medium
capacity
F3.5
Aperture value (58)
101
12/12
Image number/Number of images
recorded in selected folder
C:32:00
Self-diagnosis display (132)

60min
/
Flash

Playback folder (82)
When playing back moving
images
/
Metering mode (60)
1
101
VOL.
Histogram (62)
Recording date/time of the playback
image (37)
Menu/Guide menu (50)
2
DPOF

Recording mode (98)
FINE
STD
/ 640 / 160
Image size (98)
640
/ 
Playback / Stop (98)
/
/
Change folder (82)
• Pressing MENU switches the menu/guide
menu on/off.
VOL.
Volume (98)
Not disconnect USB cable (92, 131)
+2.0EV
EV level value (61)
ISO number (65)
152
8/8
00:00:12
3
4
/

101
160

Playback bar (98)
5

101
Recording folder (52)
/
Remaining recording medium
capacity
101
Playback folder (82)
8/8
Image number/Number of images
recorded in selected folder
00:00:12
Counter (98)
Playback image (98)

Menu/Guide menu (50)
Additional information

• Pressing MENU switches the menu/guide
menu on/off.
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Index
A
A/V connecting cable ........................................44
Access lamp ......................................................22
AC Adaptor .......................................................16
Advanced accessory shoe..................................72
AE .....................................................................30
AE/AF lock .......................................................30
AE LOCK .........................................................63
AF range finder frame .......................................66
Aperture priority ...............................................58
Auto adjustment mode ......................................29
Auto Focus ........................................................30
Auto power-off function ...................................17
Auto Review ...................................................140
Auto shooting mode ..........................................29
B
B&W .................................................................78
Battery ...............................................................13
Battery life ................................................15, 147
Battery remaining indicator ......................14, 146
Beach mode.......................................................40
Beep/shutter sound ..........................................141
Burst ..................................................................75
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C
E
CAF ...................................................................68
Candle mode .....................................................40
CD-ROM .........................................103, 110, 117
Center-weighted metering .................................60
Center AF ..........................................................66
CF card ..............................................................21
Charging battery pack .......................................13
Charging time....................................................14
Cleaning ..........................................................143
Clock Set ...................................................18, 142
Close-ups (Macro) shotting...............................33
Cloudy ...............................................................73
CompactFlash ...................................................21
Compression ratio .............................................26
Continuous AF ..................................................68
Contrast ...........................................................137
Control button ...................................................17
Conversion lens .................................................80
Copying images to your computer
...............................102, 105, 106, 111, 115
Cutting movies ................................................100
Enlarged Icon ..................................................140
Enlarging an image ...........................................83
EV adjustment...................................................61
Exposure Bracket ..............................................64
Extension.................................................107, 109
External flash ....................................................72
D
Daylight.............................................................73
DC plug .............................................................16
Deleting movies ................................................99
Deleting still images .........................................46
Digital zoom......................................................31
Divide ..............................................................100
DPOF ................................................................95
F
File names .......................................................107
File Number ....................................................142
File storage destinations..................................107
Finder ................................................................36
Flash ............................................................35, 69
Flash Level ........................................................71
Flash mode ........................................................69
Flexible Spot AF ...............................................66
Fluorescent ........................................................74
Focus preset ......................................................69
Folder ..........................................................52, 82
Forced flash .......................................................69
Format ...............................................................48
H
Histogram..........................................................62
Hologram AF ....................................................35
I
M
P
“InfoLITHIUM” battery pack .........................146
ImageMixer VCD2..........................109, 113, 117
Image quality ..............................................26, 52
Image size ...................................................24, 26
Incandescent ......................................................74
Index print .........................................................90
Index screen ......................................................42
Initialization ......................................................48
Inserting “Memory Stick” .................................22
Inserting a CF card ............................................23
Install...............................................103, 109, 117
Interval ..............................................................76
ISO ....................................................................65
PAL system .......................................................45
PictBridge .........................................................90
Picture effect .....................................................78
Picture Package ...............................................109
Playback zoom ..................................................83
Portrait mode.....................................................39
Power on/off ......................................................17
Precautions ......................................................143
Precision digital zoom.......................................32
Print (DPOF) mark............................................95
Program auto shooting ......................................56
Program Shift ....................................................56
Protect ...............................................................87
PTP..................................................102, 116, 142
J
“Memory Stick” ..............................................144
Macintosh users ..............................................115
Macro ................................................................33
MAF ..................................................................68
Manual exposure ...............................................60
Menu settings ............................................50, 136
Metering mode ..................................................60
Mode (REC Mode) .........................................136
Mode dial ..........................................................12
Moisture condensation ....................................143
Monitoring AF ..................................................68
MPG ................................................................108
Multi-pattern metering ......................................60
Multipoint AF ...................................................66
Multi Burst ........................................................76
Jog dial ..............................................................51
JPG ..................................................................108
N
L
NightFraming ....................................................77
NightShot ..........................................................78
No flash .............................................................69
NR slow shutter.................................................58
NTSC system ....................................................45
Number of images that can be shot or viewed
...................................................15, 28, 133
O
One push ...........................................................74
One push SET ...................................................74
Optical zoom .....................................................31
Quick Review ....................................................31
R
RAW..................................................................79
Rechargeable button battery............................144
Recommended computer environment ...102, 115
Red Eye Reduction ...........................................70
Remaining shooting/viewing time ............15, 133
RESET button .................................................119
Resize ................................................................88
Rotate ................................................................85
Index
Landscape mode................................................39
Language ...........................................................20
LCD Backlight ................................................141
LCD screen on/off.............................................36
Lens hood ..........................................................81
Q
155
S
SAF ...................................................................68
Saturation ........................................................137
Scene Selection .................................................39
Screen display ...........................................36, 149
Self-diagnosis display .....................................132
Self-timer ..........................................................34
Sepia..................................................................78
Setting date and time.........................................18
SET UP .....................................................51, 140
Sharpness ........................................................137
Shooting movies................................................97
Shooting still images .........................................29
Shutter speed priority ........................................57
Single AF ..........................................................68
Single screen .....................................................42
Slide show .........................................................84
Slow synchro .....................................................69
Smart zoom .......................................................31
Snow mode........................................................39
Speed Burst .......................................................75
Spot metering ....................................................60
Storing battery pack ........................................146
Superimposing date and time ............................37
T
TIFF ..................................................................80
Travel converter ................................................16
Trimming ..........................................................84
TV color system ................................................45
Twilight mode ...................................................39
Twilight portrait mode ......................................39
U
USB cable .......................................................104
USB connection ......................................104, 116
USB driver ......................................................103
USB jack ...................................................91, 104
USB mode ...............................................102, 116
Using your camera abroad ................................16
V
VGA ..................................................................26
Video CD ........................................................113
Viewing images on TV .....................................44
Viewing images on your computer .........107, 116
Viewing movies on the LCD screen .................98
Viewing still image on the LCD screen ............42
Volume ..............................................................98
W
Warnings and notice messages........................129
White Balance ...................................................73
Windows users ................................................102
Z
Zoom .................................................................31
Zoom scale ........................................................31
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