Sony DSC-U20, Cyber-shot DSCU20BK, Cyber Shot DSC-U20 User's manual

Sony DSC-U20, Cyber-shot DSCU20BK, Cyber Shot DSC-U20 User's manual
3-078-812-13(1)
Digital Still Camera
Getting started ________________________
Operating Instructions
Shooting still images __________________
Before operating the unit, please read this manual thoroughly, and
retain it for future reference.
Viewing still images ___________________
Owner’s Record
The model and serial numbers are located on the bottom. Record
the serial number in the space provided below.
Refer to these numbers whenever you call upon your Sony dealer
regarding this product.
Enjoying movies ______________________
Deleting images _______________________
Model No. DSC-U20
Serial No.
Copying images_____________________
Troubleshooting ______________________
Additional information _________________
Index
DSC-U20
© 2002 Sony Corporation
WARNING
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose
the unit to rain or moisture.
For the Customers in the U.S.A.
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This symbol is intended to alert the user to
the presence of uninsulated “dangerous
voltage” within the product’s enclosure
that may be of sufficient magnitude to
constitute a risk of electric shock to
persons.
This symbol is intended to alert the user to
the presence of important operating and
maintenance (servicing) instructions in the
literature accompanying the appliance.
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.
Declaration of Conformity
Trade Name:
SONY
Model No.:
DSC-U20
Responsible Party:Sony Electronics Inc.
Address:
680 Kinderkamack Road, Oradell,
NJ 07649 U.S.A.
Telephone No.: 201-930-6972
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1)
This device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired
operation.
CAUTION
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not
expressly approved in this manual could void your
authority to operate this equipment.
Note:
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with
the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15
of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment generates, uses,
and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed
and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause
harmful interference to radio communications. However,
there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does cause
harmful interference to radio or television reception,
which can be determined by turning the equipment off and
on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference
by one or more of the following measures:
– Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
– Increase the separation between the equipment and
receiver.
– Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit
different from that to which the receiver is connected.
– Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV
technician for help.
The supplied interface cable must be used with the
equipment in order to comply with the limits for a digital
device pursuant to Subpart B of Part 15 of FCC Rules.
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For the Customers in the U.S.A. and
Canada
RECYCLING NICKEL METAL HYDRIDE
BATTERIES
Nickel Metal Hydride 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 Nickel Metal
Hydride batteries.
CAUTION
TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, MATCH WIDE BLADE
OF PLUG TO WIDE SLOT, FULLY INSERT.
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Notice for the customers in the United
Kingdom
A moulded plug complying with BS 1363 is fitted to this
equipment for your safety and convenience.
Should the fuse in the plug supplied need to be replaced, a 5
AMP fuse approved by ASTA or BSI to BS 1362, (i.e., marked
with
or
mark) must be used.
If the plug supplied with this equipment has a detachable fuse
cover, be sure to attach the fuse cover after you change the
fuse. Never use the plug without the fuse cover. If you should
lose the fuse cover, please contact your nearest Sony service
station.
Attention for the Customers in Europe
“Memory Stick”
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.
Attention
The electromagnetic fields at the specific frequencies may
influence the picture and sound of this camera.
Notice
If static electricity or electromagnetism causes data
transfer to discontinue midway (fail), restart the
application or disconnect and connect the USB cable
again.
Certain countries may regulate disposal of the battery used
to power this product. Please consult with your local
authority.
For the Customers in the U.S.A. and
Canada
THIS DEVICE COMPLIES WITH PART 15 OF THE
FCC RULES. OPERATION IS SUBJECT TO THE
FOLLOWING TWO CONDITIONS:
(1) THIS DEVICE MAY NOT CAUSE HARMFUL
INTERFERENCE, AND (2) THIS DEVICE MUST
ACCEPT ANY INTERFERENCE RECEIVED,
INCLUDING INTERFERENCE THAT MAY CAUSE
UNDESIRED OPERATION.
THIS CLASS B DIGITAL APPARATUS COMPLIES
WITH CANADIAN ICES-003.
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Before using your camera
Trial recording
Do not shake or strike the camera
Before you record one-time events, you may want to make a
trial recording to make sure that the camera is working
correctly.
In addition to malfunctions and inability to record images, this
may render the “Memory Stick” unusable or image data
breakdown, damage or loss may occur.
No compensation for contents of the recording
LCD screen, LCD finder (only models with a
finder) and lens
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.
Notes on image data compatibility
• This camera conforms with the Design rule for Camera File
system universal standard established by the JEITA (Japan
Electronics and Information Technology Industries
Association).
• Playback of images recorded with your camera on other
equipment and playback of images recorded or edited with
other equipment on your camera are not guaranteed.
Note on “Memory Stick”
This camera turns off whenever you remove the batteries or the
“Memory Stick.” Do not open the battery/“Memory Stick”
cover while the access lamp is on.
Precaution on copyright
Television programs, films, video tapes, and other materials
may be copyrighted. Unauthorized recording of such materials
may be contrary to the provision of the copyright laws.
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• 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 LCD finder or the
lens to direct sunlight for long periods may cause
malfunctions.
Do not get the camera wet
When taking pictures outdoors in the rain or under similar
conditions, be careful not to get the camera wet. If moisture
condensation occurs, see page 94 and follow the instructions
on how to remove it before using the camera.
Back up recommendation
To avoid the potential risk of data loss, always copy (back up)
data to a disk.
The pictures used in this manual
How to hold the camera
The photographs used as examples of pictures in this manual
are reproduced images, and are not actual images shot using
this camera.
Trademarks
• “Memory Stick,”
and “MagicGate Memory Stick”
are trademarks of Sony Corporation.
• “Memory Stick Duo” and
are
trademarks of Sony Corporation.
• “MagicGate” and
are trademarks of
Sony Corporation.
• Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of the
U.S. Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other
countries.
• Macintosh, Mac OS, and QuickTime, are trademarks or
registered trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc.
• 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.
When shooting an image with the camera, be careful
not to obstruct the flash or the lens with your fingers.
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Table of contents
Before using your camera ........................................... 6
How to hold the camera .............................................. 7
Identifying the parts .................................................. 10
Getting started
Preparing batteries..................................................... 12
Charging the batteries................................................ 12
Inserting the batteries ................................................ 15
Using your camera abroad......................................... 18
Turning on/off your camera ...................................... 19
Setting the date and time ........................................... 20
Viewing still images
Viewing still images on the LCD screen .................. 43
Viewing single images.......................................... 44
Viewing an index screen (four-image) ................. 45
Choosing images to print – Print (DPOF) mark ....... 47
Enjoying movies
Shooting movies ....................................................... 49
Viewing movies on the LCD screen ......................... 51
Deleting images
Shooting still images
Inserting and removing a “Memory Stick” ............... 22
Setting the still image size......................................... 23
Basic still image shooting (using auto adjustment
mode) ................................................................ 26
Using the self-timer............................................... 29
Selecting a flash mode .......................................... 32
Shooting according to scene conditions
– Scene Selection .............................................. 34
Setting the distance to the subject – Focus preset ..... 37
Shooting five images continuously – Burst............... 39
Adding special effects – Picture Effect ..................... 41
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Deleting images ........................................................ 53
Formatting a “Memory Stick” .................................. 55
Copying images
Copying images to your computer............................ 57
1 Installing the USB driver and application .......... 59
2 Preparing your camera ........................................ 68
3 Connecting your camera to your computer ........ 69
4 Copying images .................................................. 71
Changing “Image Transfer” settings .................... 76
5 Viewing the images on your computer ............... 78
For Macintosh users.................................................. 79
Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting ........................................................ 81
Warnings and messages ............................................ 88
Self-diagnosis display ............................................... 89
Additional information
Menu items................................................................ 90
Precautions ................................................................ 93
On “Memory Stick” .................................................. 95
On Nickel Metal Hydride batteries ........................... 96
Specifications ............................................................ 97
LCD screen displays ................................................. 99
Index ....................................................................... 102
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Identifying the parts
See the pages in parentheses for details of operation.
1
2
5
3
6
4
7
8
10
A
B
C
D
E
Shutter button (27)
POWER button (19)
POWER lamp (19)
Lens cover (19)
Mode switch
PLAY: To view images (43)
STILL: To shoot still images (26)
To shoot five images continuously
(39)
MOVIE: To shoot movies (49)
F Flash (32)
G Lens
H Self-timer lamp (31)
Attaching the
neck strap
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1
7
2
8
9
3
0
4
qa
5
qs
A LCD screen
B
Flash charge lamp (orange) (33)
C MENU button
D Control button
Menu on: v/V
Menu off: /SCENE (32, 36)
E EXEC button
F Hook for neck strap
G Battery/“Memory Stick” cover
H OPEN button (15)
I Access lamp (23)
J USB jack (69)
K USB jack cover
L RESET button (bottom surface) (81)
How to use the control button and EXEC button
To change the current settings of the camera,
bring up the menu, and use the control button
to make the changes.
For each item, press MENU and press v/V
on the control button to select the desired
value, then press EXEC to make the setting.
Press MENU, then the menu disappears
from the LCD screen.
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Getting started
Preparing batteries
Charging the batteries
Use the following batteries in this camera.
BC-CS1
(supplied)
Acceptable batteries
Size AAA Nickel Metal Hydride batteries (2)
– NH-AAA-DI (2) (supplied)
– NH-AAA-2DI twin-pack (not supplied)
Batteries that cannot be used*
Manganese batteries, lithium batteries, Ni-Cd batteries,
alkaline batteries
∗ When the above batteries are used, operation is not
guaranteed due to possible voltage drops or other
characteristics of the batteries. In addition, the battery
remaining indicator is not displayed correctly.
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1
Insert with the correct polarity +/–
, Insert Nickel Metal Hydride batteries into
the charger (supplied).
• Be sure to charge the Nickel Metal Hydride batteries supplied
with your camera before using them for the first time.
• We recommend charging the batteries in an ambient
temperature of between 10°C to 30°C (50°F to 86°F). If the
batteries are charged in an environment where the temperature
is outside that range, the batteries may not charge efficiently.
• Connect the battery charger to an easily accessible wall outlet
(wall socket) close by.
• Note that the battery charger is not isolated from the power
source even if charging is completed and the CHARGE lamp
is off. If some trouble occurs while using the charger,
immediately shut off the power by disconnecting the plug out
of the wall outlet (wall socket).
Charging the Nickel Metal Hydride
batteries
To the wall outlet
(wall socket)
CHARGE
lamp
2
, Connect the charger to a wall outlet (wall
socket) using the power cord (mains
lead).
The CHARGE lamp lights up when charging begins,
and goes off when charging is completed. It takes about
13 hours to completely charge the batteries.
• When charging is finished, disconnect the power cord (mains
lead) from the wall outlet (wall socket), and remove the
Nickel Metal Hydride batteries from the charger.
• Always use the case supplied when transporting the Nickel
Metal Hydride batteries. If the positive and negative
terminals come into contact with metallic material and are
shorted, the batteries could overheat or catch fire.
• If the poles of the Nickel Metal Hydride batteries are dirty,
the batteries may not charge properly. Occasionally clean the
poles of the batteries and the terminals of the charger by
wiping them with a dry cloth.
• At the time of purchase, or when the Nickel Metal Hydride
batteries haven’t been used for a long time, they may not
fully charge. This is typical of this type of battery, and is not
a malfunction. If this happens, several cycles of using the
battery until it is completely drained and then charging the
battery fully should correct the problem.
• Even when Nickel Metal Hydride batteries are not being
used they lose their charge naturally over time. It is
recommended that you recharge the batteries just before
using them.
• If you recharge Nickel Metal Hydride batteries before fully
using up the existing charge, the low battery warning may be
displayed sooner than expected. This is called the “memory
effect.”* If this problem occurs, charging the batteries only
after using up the existing charge will correct it.
Getting started
Power cord
(mains lead)
* The “memory effect” – the situation in which the capacity
of the battery is temporarily lowered.
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Precautions to be observed when
charging the batteries
• Do not charge any other batteries except Sony Nickel Metal
Hydride batteries in the charger supplied with your camera.
If you try to charge any other type of battery (e.g.,
manganese batteries, alkaline dry cells, or primary lithium
batteries) than the batteries specified, those batteries may
leak, overheat, or explode, causing the danger of burns or
other injuries.
• Be sure to charge both Nickel Metal Hydride batteries at the
same time.
• When the batteries are charged, use them only in an
environment where the temperature range is 10°C to 30°C
(50°F to 86°F). Efficient charging may not be possible
outside this range.
• Do not charge fully charged Nickel Metal Hydride batteries
again. Otherwise, there is a danger of leaks, explosions,
excessive heat, fire, or electric shock.
• Do not peel off the external seals or damage the batteries.
Never use batteries from which the seals have been partially
or completely removed, or batteries that have been split in
any way.
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Charging time
Nickel Metal Hydride
battery
Charging time
NH-AAA-DI × 2 (supplied)
Approx. 13 hours
This represents the time required to charge fully
depleted Nickel Metal Hydride batteries using the
supplied BC-CS1 charger in an environment where the
ambient temperature is 25°C (77°F).
• It takes about 13 hours to completely charge the batteries.
The CHARGE lamp may remain lit longer than 13 hours, but
this is not a malfunction.
• Do not remove the batteries while charging is still in
progress. If the power supply is interrupted by a power
failure or other reason either during charging or after
charging has finished, charging starts over and the batteries
are charged again for approximately 13 hours.
• If you use the ACC-UNQ STAMINA “Super Quick charge”
kit (not supplied), the batteries will charge faster.
Charging time
Size AAA Nickel Metal Hydride batteries
2 batteries: Approx. 1 hour 15 minutes
4 batteries: Approx. 2 hours 30 minutes
Inserting the batteries
Battery remaining indicator (when
using Nickel Metal Hydride batteries)
Battery
remaining
indicator
Getting started
As the battery power decreases with use, the battery
remaining indicator displays the amount of power
remaining using the following symbols.
Battery remaining guidelines
Sufficient power remaining
Battery half full
Battery low, recording/playback will
stop soon.
Change the batteries for fully charged
ones, or charge these batteries.
(Battery remaining indicator flashes.)
• If the LCD screen display is off, set [DISPLAY] in [ ] to
[ON] with MENU and v/V on the control button to turn it on.
• Based on the conditions under which the camera is being
used and the state of the charge, or on the environment, this
information may not be correctly indicated.
• The battery remaining indicator is not displayed in USB
connecting.
1
, Open the battery/“Memory Stick” cover.
Slide the cover in the direction of the arrow 1 while
pressing OPEN. The battery/“Memory Stick” cover
opens in the direction the arrow 2.
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2
3
, Insert the batteries.
, Close the battery/“Memory Stick” cover.
Match the +/– poles of the batteries to the +/– marks
inside the battery case.
Close the battery/“Memory Stick” cover while holding
the batteries in. Make sure the cover is closed securely.
• From time to time, use a dry cloth to wipe any dirt off of the
battery terminals and the contacts inside the battery/
“Memory Stick” cover. Skin oil and other dirt on the battery
terminals and contacts can significantly shorten the operating
time provided by the batteries.
To remove the batteries
Hold the camera with the battery/“Memory Stick”
cover facing upward, open the cover, and remove the
batteries.
• Be careful not to drop the batteries when opening or closing
the battery/“Memory Stick” cover.
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Battery life and number of images that
can be recorded/viewed
Shooting still images
Under the average conditions*1)
NH-AAA-DI (2) (supplied)
No. of images
Battery life (min.)
1632×1224 Approx. 120
Approx. 60
NH-AAA-DI (2) (supplied)
Image size LCD LIGHT No. of images Battery life
(min.)
ON
Approx. 1600
Approx. 60
1632×1224
OFF
Approx. 1800
Approx. 70
ON
Approx. 1600
Approx. 60
640×480
OFF
Approx. 1800
Approx. 70
*2)
Shooting in the following situations:
– The flash mode is set to
(no flash)
– Continuous shooting approximately every 2.5 seconds
Viewing still images*3)
Image size
Image size
*1)
Shooting in the following situations:
– [LCD LIGHT] is set to [ON]
– Shooting one time every 30 seconds
– The flash strobes once every two times
– The power turns on and off once every ten times
Getting started
The tables show the approximate battery life and the
number of images that can be recorded/viewed with a
fully charged batteries at a temperature of 25°C (77°F) in
auto adjustment mode. The numbers of images that can be
recorded or viewed take into account changing the
supplied “Memory Stick” as necessary. Note that the
actual numbers may be less than indicated depending on
the conditions of use.
Shooting continuously*2)
1632×1224
1280×960
640×480
NH-AAA-DI (2) (supplied)
No. of images
Battery life (min.)
Approx. 2400
Approx. 120
Approx. 2400
Approx. 120
Approx. 2400
Approx. 120
*3)
Viewing single images in order at about 3-second intervals
with LCD LIGHT ON
• Still images with an image size of 1280×960 can only be
viewed on this camera.
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Using your camera abroad
Shooting movies*4)
NH-AAA-DI (2) (supplied)
Continuous
recording
*4)
LCD LIGHT
Battery life (min.)
ON
Approx. 60
OFF
Approx. 70
The maximum shooting time is 15 seconds
• The remaining indicator will decrease in the following
situations:
– The surrounding temperature is low
– The flash is used
– The camera has been turned on and off many times
– [LCD LIGHT] is set to [ON]
– The battery power is low
– The battery capacity decreases as you use it more and more
and as time passes (page 97)
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Power sources
You can use your camera in any country or area with
the supplied battery charger within 100 V to 240 V AC,
50/60 Hz. Use a commercially available AC plug
adaptor [a], if necessary, depending on the design of the
wall outlet (wall socket) [b].
BC-CS1
• Do not use an electronic transformer (travel converter), as
this may cause a malfunction.
Turning on/off your camera
POWER
POWER lamp
, Slide the lens cover in the direction of
the arrow or press the POWER button.
Auto power-off function
When you open the lens cover or press the POWER
button, the power is automatically on. The POWER
lamp (green) lights up. When you turn on your camera
for the first time, the DATE NOTATION screen
appears on the LCD screen (page 20).
If you do not operate the camera for about 3 minutes
during shooting or viewing or when performing setup,
the camera turns off automatically to prevent wearing
down the battery. The auto power-off function also will
not operate when a connector is plugged into the USB
jack.
Getting started
POWER button
• Slide the lens cover closed until it clicks into place.
• If you open the lens cover too quickly, the camera might not
turn on. If this happens, close the cover and then open it
again more slowly.
To turn off the power
Slide the lens cover in the opposite direction of the
arrow or press the POWER button again. The POWER
lamp goes out, and the camera turns off.
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Setting the date and time
DATE&TIME SET
Y/M/D
DATE NOTATION
POWER
POWER
button
2002 1 1
12:00:00 AM
2002
Y/M/D
M/D/Y
D/M/Y
1 1 12:00 AM
EXEC
1
, Slide the lens cover in the direction of
the arrow or press the POWER button to
turn on the power.
, Select the desired date display format
with v/V on the control button, then
press EXEC.
The POWER lamp (green) lights up and the DATE
NOTATION screen appears on the LCD screen.
Select from [Y/M/D] (year/month/day), [M/D/Y]
(month/day/year) or [D/M/Y] (day/month/year). Then
DATE&TIME SET screen appears on the LCD screen.
• This operation is available no matter what position the mode
switch is in.
• To change the date and time, press MENU and select
[DATE&TIME SET] in [CLOCK SET] under [ ]
(page 92), then perform the procedure from step 3.
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2
• If the rechargeable button battery, which provides the power
for saving the time data, is ever fully discharged (page 94),
the DATE NOTATION screen will appear again. When this
happens, reset the date and time, by starting from step 2.
DATE&TIME SET
Y/M/D
1 1 12:00 AM
2003
7 4 10:30 AM
OK
CANCEL
EXEC
3
EXEC
4
, Set the numeric value with v/V on the
control button, then press EXEC.
, Select [OK] with v/V on the control
button, then press EXEC.
The item to be set is indicated with v/V.
After entering the number, v/V moves to the next item.
Repeat this step until all of the items are set.
The date and time are entered and the clock starts to
keep time.
• If you selected [D/M/Y] in step 2, set the time on a 24-hour
cycle.
Getting started
2003
DATE&TIME SET
Y/M/D
• If you make a mistake, select [CANCEL] in step 4 to
display the DATE NOTATION screen, then repeat the
procedure from step 2.
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Shooting still images
Inserting and removing a “Memory Stick”
Connector side
1
2
Label side
, Open the battery/“Memory Stick” cover.
, Insert the “Memory Stick.”
Slide the cover in the direction of the arrow 1 while
pressing OPEN. The battery/“Memory Stick” cover
opens in the direction the arrow 2.
Holding the “Memory Stick” as shown in the
illustration, insert it all the way in until it clicks.
• Push the “Memory Stick” all of the way in so that it is
securely seated in the connector. If the “Memory Stick” is
not inserted correctly, you may not be able to record or
display images in the “Memory Stick.”
• Be careful not to drop the batteries when opening or closing
the battery/“Memory Stick” cover.
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Setting the still image size
STILL
MENU
3
Access lamp
, Close the battery/“Memory Stick” cover.
To remove a “Memory Stick”
Open the battery/“Memory Stick” cover, then push the
“Memory Stick” to pop it out.
1
, Set the mode switch to STILL, and turn
on the power, then press MENU.
Shooting still images
RETURN
SIZE • BURST 1632
AUTO
FOCUS
SELFTIMER OFF
OFF
P.EFFECT
The menu appears on the LCD screen.
• Open the lens cover when closed.
• When the access lamp is lit up, it means that image
data is being read or written. Never open the
battery/“Memory Stick” cover at this time, as the
data may be damaged.
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SIZE • BURST
RETURN
SIZE• BURST 1632
FOCUS
AUTO
SELFTIMER OFF
P.EFFECT OFF
1632
640
640
, Select [ ] with v/V on the control
button, then press EXEC.
Select [SIZE·BURST] with v/V on the
control button, then press EXEC.
BURST
EXEC
EXEC
2
1632×1224
640×480
3
, Select the desired image size with v/V
on the control button, then press EXEC.
The image size is set.
When the setting is complete, press MENU so that the
menu 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
Number of images that can be saved in
a “Memory Stick”
(Units: number of images)
Image size
Capacity
1632×1224
640×480
8MB
15
80
16MB
30
160
325
32MB
61
Image size
Usage
64MB
122
655
1632×1224
Printing A4 size images
128MB
246
1315
640×480
Attaching to e-mail
• Image size is the size when viewing the images on a personal
computer. Images viewed on the LCD screen of the camera
all appear the same size.
• The actual number of images may differ depending on the
shooting conditions.
• The image size value (e.g., 1632×1224) indicates the number
of pixels.
Shooting still images
You can choose the image size (number of pixels)
according to the kind of images you want to shoot.
Larger image sizes result in a larger data size, which
means fewer images that you can record in a “Memory
Stick.”
Choose an image size appropriate for the kind of
images you want to shoot.
You can choose from the following table.
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Basic still image shooting (using auto adjustment mode)
STILL
1
, Set the mode switch to STILL, and slide
the lens cover to turn on the power.
• Still images are recorded in JPEG format.
• The exposure and focus are adjusted automatically at the
factory setting.
2
, Hold the camera steadily with both
hands and position the subject in the
center of the LCD screen.
Do not cover the lens or flash with your fingers.
• When recording outdoors during clear weather or under
other intense light, undesired light (ghosting) may enter the
screen. If this happens, shade the lens with your hand or
other object while recording.
• The exposure and focus are adjusted to the center of the LCD
screen.
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1632
1632
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RECORDING
3
, Press and hold the shutter button
halfway down.
The beep sounds but the image is not yet recorded.
When the AE/AF lock indicator changes from flashing
to lighted up, the camera is ready for shooting.
• If you release the shutter button, the recording will be
canceled.
• The minimum focal distance to the subject is 10 cm
(4 inches).
4
, Press the shutter button fully down.
The beep sounds. “RECORDING” appears on the LCD
screen, and the image will be recorded in the “Memory
Stick.” When “RECORDING” disappears, you can
shoot the next image.
• When operating the camera using batteries, if you do not
operate the camera for about three minutes during recording
or playback, the camera turns off automatically to prevent
wearing down the batteries (page 19).
• Depending on the subject and the recording conditions, the
message “SHOOT AGAIN” may on very rare occasions
appear while recording a still image. If this message appears,
simply press the shutter button again. The camera performs
the appropriate compensation processing and records the
image.
Shooting still images
Flashes green
t Lights up
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Auto Focus
LCD light
When you try to shoot a subject that is difficult to focus
on, the AE/AF lock indicator changes to flashing
slowly.
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. If the Auto Focus function can still not bring the
subject into focus, use the Focus preset function
(page 37).
• 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.
You can use [LCD LIGHT] under [ ] with MENU
and v/V on the control button to turn the LCD light on
and off. This is useful for extending the battery life.
• This camera is equipped with a reflective-type LCD screen
that allows you to see the LCD screen even when the LCD
light is turned off, as long as there is some ambient
illumination.
• Even if the LCD light setting is [OFF], the LCD light will
turn on when menu operations are being performed. When
the menu operation is completed, the LCD light will turn off
again.
LCD screen display during shooting
Using the self-timer
You can use [DISPLAY] under [ ] with MENU and
v/V on the control button to turn the display on and off.
This is useful when recording under conditions where it
is difficult to check the image on the LCD screen.
When [DISPLAY] is
[OFF]
RETURN
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AUTO
FOCUS
SELFTIMER OFF
OFF
P.EFFECT
MENU
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1
(Displays all indicators
that can be displayed)
(Displays warnings
only)
• For detailed descriptions of the indicators, see page 99.
• Indicators on the LCD screen are not recorded.
, Set the mode switch to STILL, and press
MENU.
Shooting still images
When [DISPLAY] is
[ON]
STILL
The menu appears on the LCD screen.
• You can also carry out this operation when the mode switch
is set to MOVIE.
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SELFTIMER
RETURN
SIZE• BURST 1632
FOCUS
AUTO
SELFTIMER OFF
P.EFFECT OFF
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ON
OFF
EXEC
2
, Select [ ] with v/V on the control
button, then press EXEC.
Select [SELFTIMER] with v/V on the
control button, then press EXEC.
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EXEC
, Select [ON] with v/V on the control
button, then press EXEC.
When you press MENU, the menu disappears.
The
(self-timer) indicator appears on the LCD
screen.
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, Center the subject in the LCD screen,
and press and hold the shutter button
halfway down.
5
Self-timer lamp
, Press the shutter button fully down.
The self-timer lamp (page 10) flashes in red and the
beep sounds. The image will be shot after
approximately 10 seconds.
Shooting still images
4
23
To cancel the self-timer in the middle of the
operation
Close the lens cover or press POWER to turn off the
power.
• If you press the shutter button while standing in front of the
camera, the focus and the exposure may not be correctly set.
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Selecting a flash mode
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, Set the mode switch to STILL, and press
v ( ) on the control button repeatedly to
select a flash mode.
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Each time you press v ( ), the indicator changes as
follows:
No indicator (Auto): Based on the lighting
conditions, the camera will decide if there is enough
light, and will use the flash accordingly (factory setting).
r
(Red-eye reduction): Flash mode is set to Auto,
and the red-eye reduction operates if the flash strobes.
r
(Forced flash): The flash strobes regardless of the
surrounding brightness.
r
(No flash): The flash does not strobe.
To reduce the red-eye phenomenon
when shooting live subjects
When the red-eye reduction is selected,
indicator
appears on the LCD screen, and the flash pre-strobes
before shooting to reduce the red-eye phenomenon.
• 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.
Shooting still images
• You cannot use the flash in the Burst mode.
• If the menu is currently displayed, press MENU first so that
the menu disappears.
• When using the Auto,
(Red-eye reduction) or (Forced
flash) mode, you may notice some noise in the image when
you look at the LCD screen in a dark place, but this will have
no effect on the shot image.
• While charging the flash, the flash charge lamp flashes. After
the charging is complete, the lamp goes out.
• When you press the shutter button halfway down while the
flash is strobing, the flash charge lamp turns on.
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Shooting according to scene conditions
– Scene Selection
When shooting portraits, shooting night scenes or
shooting landscapes, use the modes listed below to
improve the quality of your images.
Soft snap mode
Soft snap mode
The soft snap mode lets you shoot skin colors in
brighter and warmer tones for more beautiful pictures.
In addition, the soft focus effect creates a gentle
atmosphere for portraits of people, flowers, etc.
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Illumination snap mode
The illumination snap mode lets you capture beautiful
images of both subjects and night scene backgrounds at
the same time. In addition, the cross filter effect
enhances street lamps or other lights with cross-shaped
rays.
• The flash strobes in
(Red-eye reduction) mode, and the
recommended subject distance is 0.5 to 1.2 m.
• When setting the focus to [AUTO], the focus is adjusted to
approximately 1 m to ∞ (infinite). To record subjects closer
than 1 m, use the Focus preset (page 37).
• When shooting in the Burst mode, the recording interval may
be longer.
Vivid nature mode
The vivid nature mode enhances blues and greens such
as the sky, ocean and mountains, letting you shoot
natural landscapes with vivid, striking colors.
Shooting still images
Illumination snap mode
Vivid nature mode
• The focus setting changes to [∞ ].
• The flash cannot be used in this mode.
• When setting the focus to [AUTO], the focus is adjusted to
telephoto.
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Each time you press V (SCENE), the indicator changes
as follows:
(Soft snap mode) t
(Illumination snap mode)
t
(Vivid nature mode) t No indicator (Auto)
• If the menu is currently displayed, press MENU first so that
the menu disappears.
• To cancel Scene Selection, press V (SCENE) repeatedly to
set to No indicator (Auto).
• You cannot use the Scene Selection when shooting movies.
, Set the mode switch to STILL, and press
V (SCENE) on the control button
repeatedly to select a desired mode.
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Setting the distance to the subject – Focus preset
0.5 m
MENU
1
When shooting an image using a preset distance to the
subject, or when shooting a subject through a net or
window glass, it is difficult to achieve a proper focus
using the auto focus function. The Focus preset
function is useful in these cases.
, Set the mode switch to STILL, and press
MENU.
Shooting still images
RETURN
SIZE • BURST 1623
1632
AUTO
FOCUS
SELFTIMER OFF
OFF
P.EFFECT
0.2 m
The menu appears on the LCD screen.
• You can also carry out this operation when the mode switch
is set to [MOVIE].
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FOCUS
RETURN
SIZE• BURST 1632
AUTO
FOCUS
SELFTIMER OFF
P.EFFECT OFF
2
EXEC
, Select [ ] with v/V on the control
button, then press EXEC.
Select [FOCUS] with v/V on the control
button, then press EXEC.
AUTO
0.2m
0.5m
1.0m
3
EXEC
, Select the desired focus setting with v/V
on the control button, then press EXEC.
You can select from the following distance settings:
AUTO (No indicator),
0.2 m,
0.5 m,
1.0 m,
and
∞ (infinity)
The indicator is displayed on the LCD screen.
To reactivate auto focusing
Select [AUTO] in step 3.
• Focus setting information is approximate, and should be
used as a reference.
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Shooting five images continuously – Burst
MENU
1
, Set the mode switch to STILL, and press
MENU.
The menu appears on the LCD screen.
2
EXEC
, Select [ ] with v/V on the control
button, then press EXEC.
Select [SIZE·BURST] with v/V on the
control button, then press EXEC.
Shooting still images
RETURN
SIZE• BURST 1632
FOCUS
AUTO
SELFTIMER OFF
P.EFFECT OFF
RETURN
SIZE • BURST 1632
AUTO
FOCUS
SELFTIMER OFF
OFF
P.EFFECT
• You cannot use the flash in this mode.
• You can shoot up to five images in succession by holding
down the shutter button. If you release the shutter button
before all five images are shot, the camera stops shooting as
soon as you release the button.
• The recording interval is approximately 0.5 seconds.
However, the recording interval may be longer in the
Illumination snap mode.
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SIZE • BURST
640
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1632×1224
640
640×480
640
BURST
EXEC
4
, Select [BURST] with v/V on the control
button, then press EXEC.
, Press the shutter button halfway down,
then hold the shutter button fully down.
Press MENU so that the menu disappears from the LCD
screen.
Up to five images are recorded as long as you hold
down the shutter button.
The images are recorded in 640×480 size.
• If you release the shutter button before the camera records
five images, only the images that were shot while the shutter
button was held down are recorded.
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Adding special effects – Picture Effect
You can digitally process images to obtain special
effects.
NEG. ART
MENU
The color and brightness of The picture is sepia-toned
the picture are reversed as like an old photograph.
in a negative.
B&W
SOLARIZE
1
, Set the mode switch to STILL, and press
MENU.
Shooting still images
RETURN
SIZE • BURST 1632
AUTO
FOCUS
SELFTIMER OFF
OFF
P.EFFECT
SEPIA
The menu appears on the LCD screen.
• You can also carry out this operation when the mode switch
is set to MOVIE.
The picture is monochrome The light contrast is clearer
(black and white).
and the picture looks like
an illustration.
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P.EFFECT
RETURN
SIZE • BURST 1632
FOCUS
AUTO
SELFTIMER OFF
P.EFFECT
OFF
2
EXEC
, Select [ ] with v/V on the control
button, then press EXEC.
Select [P.EFFECT] with v/V on the
control button, then press EXEC.
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OFF
NEG. ART
SEPIA
B&W
SOLARIZE
3
EXEC
, Select the desired mode with v/V on the
control button, then press EXEC.
To cancel Picture Effects
Select [OFF] in step 3.
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Viewing still images on the LCD screen
Single (single-image) screen
Single (single-image)
screen
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You can view one image at a time, displayed over the
entire screen.
Index (four-image) screen
Four images are displayed simultaneously in separate
panels on the screen.
12:00PM
You can view images shot with your camera almost
immediately on the LCD screen. You can select the
following two methods for viewing images.
• For a detailed description of the screen indicators, see
page 101.
• For details on viewing movies, see page 51.
• Images other than 1632×1224, 1600×1200, 1280×960 or
640×480 size are displayed as thumbnail images.
Viewing still images
100-0008
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Index (four-image)
screen
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Viewing single images
PLAY
8/8
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12:00PM
6/8
10:30AM
POWER
button
1
, Set the mode switch to PLAY, and press
the POWER button to turn on the power.
, Select the desired still image with v/V
on the control button.
The last image you shot appears on the LCD screen.
v : To display the preceding image
V : To display the next image
• If you close the lens cover while viewing images, the power
is off.
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2
Viewing an index screen (four-image)
PLAY
RETURN
DELETE
DELETE ALL
INDEX
DPOF
RETURN
DELETE
DELETE ALL
INDEX
DPOF
MENU
, Set the mode switch to PLAY, and press
MENU.
The menu appears on the LCD screen.
2
EXEC
, Select [ ] with v/V on the control
button, then press EXEC.
Viewing still images
1
45
RETURN
DELETE
DELETE ALL
INDEX
DPOF
3
EXEC
, Select [INDEX] with v/V on the control
button, then press EXEC.
The display switches to the Index (four-image) screen.
To display the next (previous) index screen
Press v/V on the control button to move the yellow
border.
To return to the single-image screen
Select [SINGLE] in step 3. When four frames are
displayed, press EXEC to display the single image
shown with the yellow border.
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Choosing images to print – Print (DPOF) mark
You can mark a print (DPOF) mark on still images shot
with your camera. This function is convenient when
having images printed at a shop or by a printer that
supports the DPOF (Digital Print Order Format)
standard.
PLAY
1632
100-0006
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6/8
10:30AM
• You cannot mark movies.
, Set the mode switch to PLAY, and
display the image you want to print with
v/V on the control button.
Viewing still images
1
47
DPOF
RETURN
DELETE
DELETE ALL
INDEX
DPOF
ON
OFF
MENU
2
EXEC
, Press MENU, and select [ ] with v/V on
the control button, then press EXEC.
Select [DPOF] with v/V on the control
button, then press EXEC.
, Select [ON] with v/V on the control
button, then press EXEC.
To mark the print (DPOF) mark in index-image
mode
To unmark the print (DPOF) mark
For details, see page 46 and switch to index screen.
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EXEC
3
When you press MENU, the menu disappears and the
mark is marked on the displayed image.
Select [OFF] in step 3. The
mark disappears.
Enjoying movies
Shooting movies
MOVIE
STBY
REC
5:10
, Set the mode switch to MOVIE, and open
the lens cover to turn on the power.
• Movies are recorded in MPEG format.
• Sound cannot be recorded in movies.
2
, Press the shutter button fully down.
“REC” appears on the LCD screen and the camera
starts recording the image. The maximum recording
time is 15 seconds.
Enjoying movies
1
10/15s
• The auto focus function can set the focus at any distance
from approximately 1.0 m to ∞ (infinity). To shoot a subject
at a closer distance than 1.0 m, select
0.2 m or
0.5 m
with the Focus preset function (page 37).
• Recording stops when the “Memory Stick” is full.
• For details on the recording time for each image size, see
page 51.
• The flash does not function when shooting movies.
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To set the distance to the subject
Set the mode switch to MOVIE and follow the
procedure on page 38.
To use the self-timer
Set the mode switch to MOVIE and follow the
procedure on page 29.
, To stop recording, press the shutter
button fully again.
Indicators during shooting
Indicators on the LCD screen are not recorded. You can
use [DISPLAY] under [ ] with MENU and v/V on
the control button to turn the display on and off
(page 29). For detailed descriptions of the indicators,
see page 100.
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Viewing movies on the LCD
screen
Shooting time
The shooting time is different, depending on the
capacity of the “Memory Stick.” Refer to the following
chart when you choose a “Memory Stick.”
• The maximum shooting time is 15 seconds per recording.
• The shooting time may vary, depending on the shooting
conditions.
• For numbers of still images that can be recordable, see
page 25.
Image size
160×112
8MB
5 min. 20 sec.
16MB
10 min. 40 sec.
32MB
21 min. 40 sec.
64MB
45 min.
128MB
90 min.
MOV00018
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POWER
button
1
, Set the mode switch to PLAY, and press
the POWER button to turn on the power.
The last image you shot appears on the LCD screen.
Enjoying movies
Capacity
18/18
0:00
PLAY
51
16/18
0:05
16/18
0:00
MOV00016
MOV00016
2003 7 4 10:30AM
2
3
, Select the desired movies with v/V on
the control button.
, Press EXEC.
v : To display the preceding image
V : To display the next image
To stop playback
EXEC
The movie is played back.
Press EXEC.
Indicators during viewing movies
Indicators on the LCD screen are not recorded. You can
use [DISPLAY] under [ ] with MENU and v/V on
the control button to turn the display on and off
(page 29). For detailed descriptions of the indicators,
see page 101.
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Deleting images
Deleting images
PLAY
8/8
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2003 7 4
RETURN
DELETE
DELETE ALL
INDEX
DPOF
10:30PM
POWER
button
MENU
1
2
, Press MENU and select [ ] with v/V on
the control button, then press EXEC.
To delete the image in index-image screen
For details, see page 46 and switch to index screen.
Deleting images
, Set the mode switch to PLAY, and press
the POWER button to turn on the power.
Press v/V on the control button to select
the image you want to delete.
EXEC
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DELETE
RETURN
DELETE
DELETE ALL
INDEX
DPOF
3
OK
CANCEL
EXEC
EXEC
4
, Select [DELETE] with v/V on the control
button, then press EXEC.
, Select [OK] with v/V on the control
button, then press EXEC.
The image has not yet been deleted at this point.
“MEMORY STICK ACCESS” appears on the LCD
screen. When this message disappears, the image has
been deleted.
To delete all the images
Select [DELETE ALL] in step 3.
To cancel deleting
Select [CANCEL] in step 4.
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Formatting a “Memory Stick”
RETURN
DELETE
DELETE ALL
INDEX
DPOF
MENU
1
POWER
button
2
, Press the POWER button to turn on the
power, and press MENU.
Do not open the battery/“Memory Stick” cover while
formatting the “Memory Stick.” Doing so could
damage the “Memory Stick.”
The menu appears on the LCD screen.
• When you format a “Memory Stick,” be sure to remain
sufficient power, as “FORMAT ERROR” may occur.
• The term “formatting” means preparing a “Memory Stick” to
record images; this process is also called “initialization.” The
“Memory Stick” provided with this camera, and those
available commercially, are already formatted, and can be
used immediately. When you format a “Memory Stick,”
be aware that all of the images in the “Memory
Stick” will be permanently deleted.
• This operation is available no matter what position the mode
switch is in.
Deleting images
, Insert the “Memory Stick” you want to
format into the camera.
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FORMAT
RETURN
FORMAT
OK
FORMATTING
CANCEL
3
EXEC
, Select [ ] with v/V on the control
button, then press EXEC.
Select [FORMAT] with v/V on the
control button, then press EXEC.
EXEC
4
, Select [OK] with v/V on the control
button, then press EXEC.
The “FORMATTING” message appears. When this
message disappears, the format is complete.
To cancel formatting
Select [CANCEL] in step 4.
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Copying images
Copying images to your computer
Follow the steps below to copy the images you have
shot to your computer.
Recommended computer environment
Steps required by your OS (Operating
System)
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 multiboot environment.
CPU: MMX Pentium 200 MHz or faster
USB connector: Provided as standard
Display: 800 × 600 dots or higher
High Color (16-bit color, 65 000 colors) or
higher
OS
Steps
Windows 98/98SE/2000/Me
Steps 1 to 5 (pages 59 to
73, 76, 78)
Windows XP
Steps 5 of 1 to 5 (pages
59, 60, 62 to 70, 74 to 76, 78)
Mac OS 8.5.1/8.6/9.0/9.1/9.2,
Mac OS X (v10.0/v10.1)
Pages 79, 80
Copying images
• Some step may be unnecessary depending on your OS.
• After the USB driver or applications are installed, step 1 is
unnecessary.
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Recommended Macintosh environment
OS: Mac OS 8.5.1, 8.6, 9.0, 9.1, 9.2, or Mac OS X
(v10.0/v10.1)
The above OS must be installed at the factory. For the
following models, update your OS to Mac OS 9.0 or
9.1.
– iMac with Mac OS 8.6 installed at the factory, and a
slot loading type CD-ROM drive
– iBook or Power Mac G4 with the Mac OS 8.6
installed at the factory
USB connector: Provided as standard
Display: 800 × 600 dots or higher
32 000-color or higher
• 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.
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USB mode
There are two modes for a USB connection,
[NORMAL] and [PTP]* modes. The factory setting is
the [NORMAL] mode. This section describes the USB
connection using the [NORMAL] mode.
When the camera is connected to your computer via a
USB cable, the camera can draw its power from your
computer (USB Bus Powered).
* Compatible with Windows XP and Mac OS X
Communication with your computer
When your computer resumes from the suspend or
sleep mode, communication between your camera and
your computer may not recover at the same time.
When a USB connector is not provided
on your computer
When neither a USB connector nor a “Memory Stick”
slot is provided, you can copy images using an
additional device. See the Sony Website for details.
http://www.sony.net/
1 Installing the USB driver and application
Contents of the CD-ROM
Title screen
x USB driver
This driver is needed in order to connect the camera to
a PC.
x Image Transfer (for Windows users only)
This application is used to easily transfer images shot
with your camera to a computer.
x ImageMixer
This application is used to display and edit images that
are stored in a computer.
1
Do not connect your camera to your
computer at this time.
The title screen appears. If it does not appear, doubleclick
(My Computer) t [ImageMixer] in that
order.
• The display settings should be 800 × 600 dots or
higher and High Color (16-bit color, 65 000 colors)
or higher. When set to lower than 800 × 600 dots or
256 colors or less, the install title screen does not
appear.
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, Start up your computer, and insert the
supplied CD-ROM into the CD-ROM
drive.
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• This section describes how to establish a USB connection
using Windows Me as an example. The required operations
may differ depending on your OS.
• Close down all applications running on the
computer before installing the driver.
• When using Windows XP or Windows 2000, log on as
Administrators.
Click here
2
, Click [USB Driver] on the title screen.
The “InstallShield Wizard” screen appears.
• When using Windows XP, you need not install the USB
driver. Proceed to step 5.
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3
Click here
4
Click here
, Click [Yes, I want to restart my computer
now], then click [Finish].
The USB driver installation starts. When the
installation is completed, the screen informs you of
completion.
Your computer restarts. Then, you can establish USB
connection.
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, Click [Next]. When the “Information”
screen appears, click [Next].
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Click here
5
, Click [Image Transfer] on the title
screen.
Select the desired language, then click
[OK].
The “Welcome to the InstallShield Wizard” screen
appears.
The USB driver is needed in order to use “Image
Transfer.” If the necessary driver is not already
installed on your computer, a screen that asks if you
want to install the driver will appear. Follow the
instructions that appear on the screen.
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• This section describes the English screen.
6
Click here
, Click [Next]. When “License Agreement”
screen appears, click [Yes].
Read the agreement carefully. If you accept the terms of
the agreement, proceed with the installation. The
“Information” screen appears.
7
, Click [Next].
Click here
8
Click here
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, Select the folder to be installed, then
click [Next].
Select the program folder, then click
[Next].
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9
Click here
, Confirm if the checkbox is checked on
the “Image Transfer Settings” screen,
then click [Next].
“Image Transfer” installation starts.
When the installation is completed, the screen informs
you of completion.
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10
Click here
, Click [Finish].
The “InstallShield Wizard” screen closes.
If you wish to continue with the installation of
“ImageMixer,” follow the procedure that begins on
page 65.
Click here
Click here
12
, Click [PIXELA ImageMixer] on the title
screen.
, Select the desired language, then click
[OK].
The “Choose Setup Language” screen appears.
The “Welcome to the InstallShield Wizard” screen
appears.
• You can use the “PIXELA ImageMixer for Sony” software
to copy, view and edit images. For details, see the software’s
help files.
• This section describes the English screen.
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11
65
Click here
13
Click here
, Follow instructions on each succeeding
screen.
When installation is complete, the “Read Me” text
appears. Read the text, then close the window by
clicking at the upper right corner of the screen. After
that, click [Finish] in the install screen to close the
install screen.
• If DirectX8.0a or a later version is not installed in your
computer, the “Information” screen appears.
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14
, Click [OK].
The “Microsoft DirectX8.0a Setup” screen appears.
• When using Windows XP, you need not install DirectX.
Proceed to step qh.
• You do not need to install DirectX again if DirectX Ver. 8.0a
or later is already installed in your computer. Proceed to step
qh.
Click here
15
16
, Click [Install] at the “DirectX(R) Setup”
screen. When the “DirectX Setup”
screen appears, click [OK].
, Remove the CD-ROM.
Copying images
DirectX installation starts. When installation is
complete, your computer restarts.
Then, you can establish the USB connection.
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2 Preparing your camera
1
“Memory Stick”
, Insert the “Memory Stick” with the
images you want to copy into the
camera.
• For further details on the “Memory Stick”, see page 22.
• When your camera is connected to a computer, it draws
power from the computer side. Removing the Nickel Metal
Hydride batteries before connecting the camera is
recommended in order to prevent battery deterioration.
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2
, Turn on your computer.
3 Connecting your camera to your computer
SO
N
Y
1
2
, Connect the other end of the USB cable
to your computer.
• Operations are not guaranteed when using a USB
hub.
The camera is on.
• The camera can receive power supply from most of the
computers that are recommended for use through the USB
connection (USB Bus Powered), so in this case there is no
need to insert batteries into the camera.
• When using a desktop computer, connect the USB cable to
the USB connector on the rear panel.
• When using Windows XP, the copy wizard automatically
appears on the desktop. Proceed to page 74.
Copying images
, Open the jack cover, and connect the
supplied USB cable to your camera.
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Disconnecting the USB cable from your
computer or removing the “Memory
Stick” from your camera during USB
connection
USB MODE:NORMAL
When the access lamp is lit up, it means that image
data is being read or written. Never open the
battery/“Memory Stick” cover at this time, as the
data may be damaged.
For Windows 2000, Me, or XP users
3
“USB MODE: NORMAL ” appears on the LCD screen.
When a USB connection is established for the first
time, your computer automatically runs the used
program to recognize your camera. Wait for a while.
• If “USB MODE: NORMAL” is not shown in step 3,
confirm that [USB] is set to [NORMAL] in [ ] (page 92).
• In USB mode, the POWER button, lens cover and other
controls on the camera do not function.
1 Double-click
the screen.
on the tasktray at the lower right of
2 Click
(Sony DSC), then click [Stop].
3 Confirm the device on the confirmation screen, then
click [OK].
4 Click [OK].
This step is unnecessary for Windows XP users.
5 Disconnect the USB cable or remove the “Memory
Stick.”
For Windows 98 or 98SE users
Do only step 5 above.
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4 Copying images
• Normally “Image Transfer” and “Date” folders are created
inside the “My Documents” folder, and all of the image files
recorded with your camera are copied into these folders.
• You can change the “Image Transfer” settings on the “Image
Transfer Settings” screen (page 76).
• When using Windows XP, see page 74.
Copying images
If “Launch Image Transfer automatically” (page 64) is
checked during “Image Transfer” installation, “Image
Transfer” automatically launches during USB
connection and the images are copied.
When copying is complete, “ImageMixer”
automatically launches and a list of images appears.
If “Image Transfer” does not launch automatically,
double-click the “Image Transfer” icon in the tasktray.
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Copying images without using “Image
Transfer”
If you do not set to launch “Image Transfer”
automatically, you can copy images as following
procedure.
a Double-click [My Computer], then
double-click [Removable Disk].
The contents of the “Memory Stick” inserted in
your camera appear.
• This section describes an example of copying image
files to the “My Documents” folder.
• When the “Removable Disk” icon is not shown, see
page 73.
• When using Windows XP, see page 75.
b Double-click [DCIM], then double-click
[100MSDCF].
The “100MSDCF” folder opens.
• The folder names vary depending on the type of images
they contain (page 77).
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c Drag and drop the image files into the
“My Documents” folder.
The image files are copied to the “My
Documents” folder.
• When the copy destination already contains an image
with the same file name, the overwrite confirmation
message appears. When you want to overwrite the
existing image with the new one, click [Yes]. In this
time, the original one is deleted. When you do not want
to overwrite it, click [No], then change the file name.
When a removable disk icon is not
shown
1 Right-click [My Computer], then click [Properties].
The “System Properties” screen appears.
• When using Windows 2000, click [Hardware] on
the “System Properties” screen.
2 Confirm if other devices are already installed.
1 Click [Device Manager].
2 Double-click [ Other Devices].
3 Confirm if there is a “ Sony DSC” or “
Sony Handycam” with a
mark.
3 If you find either of the devices above, follow the
steps below to delete them.
1 Click [ Sony DSC] or [ Sony Handycam].
2 Click [Remove]. (When using Windows 2000,
click [Uninstall].)
The “Confirm Device Removal” screen appears.
3 Click [OK].
The device is deleted.
Try the USB driver installation again using the supplied
CD-ROM (page 59).
Copying images
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4 Copying images
Copying images using “Image Transfer”
a Connect the camera and your computer
with a USB cable (page 69).
When the USB connection is made, “Image
Transfer” and the OS AutoPlay Wizard both
activate. To set the system so that the OS AutoPlay
Wizard does not activate, continue and follow the
procedure below to cancel the setting.
b Click [Start], then click [My Computer].
c Right-click [Sony MemoryStick], then
click [Properties].
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d Cancel the setting.
1 Click [AutoPlay].
2 Set [Content type] to [Pictures].
3 Check [Select an action to perform] under
[Actions], select [Take no action], then click
[Apply].
4 Set [Content type] to [Video files] and [Mixed
content] in step 2, and repeat step 3.
5 Click [OK].
The [Properties] screen closes.
• The OS AutoPlay Wizard does not activate
automatically the next time the USB connection is
made.
Copying images using the Windows XP
OS AutoPlay Wizard
a Connect the camera and your computer
with a USB cable (page 69).
b 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.
c Click [Next].
d Click the checkbox of images that you
do not want to copy to your computer
and remove the checkmark, then click
[Next].
The “Picture Name and Destination” screen
appears.
Image copying starts. When the copying is
completed, the “Other Options” screen appears.
f Select [Nothing. I’m finished working
with these pictures], then click [Next].
The “Completing the Scanner and Camera
Wizard” screen appears.
g Click [Finish].
The wizard closes.
• To continue copying other images, follow the
procedure on page 70 to disconnect the USB
cable and reconnect it. Then, perform the
procedure from step 1 again.
Copying images
The images stored on the “Memory Stick” are
displayed.
e Specify the image group names to be
copied and the copy destination, then
click [Next].
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Changing “Image Transfer” settings
You can change “Image Transfer” settings. Right-click
the “Image Transfer” icon on the task tray, select [Open
Settings]. The settings you can set are as follows:
[Basic], [Copy], and [Delete].
When the “Image Transfer” starts, the below window
appears.
Right-click here
When you select [Settings] from the above window,
you can only change the [Basic] setting.
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Image file storage destinations and image file names
Image files recorded with your camera are grouped as
folders in the “Memory Stick” by recording mode.
Example: For Windows Me users
Notes
The meanings of the file names in the following table
are as follows:
ssss stands for any number within the range from
0001 to 9999.
Folder containing
still image and
Burst image data
Folder
File name
File meaning
100MSDCF
DSC0ssss.JPG
• Still image file recorded normally
• Still image file recorded in Burst mode (page 39)
MOML0001
MOV0ssss.MPG
• Movie file recorded normally (page 49)
Copying images
Folder containing
movie data
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5 Viewing the images on your computer
1
, Double-click [My Documents] on the
desktop.
The “My Documents” folder contents are displayed.
• This section describes the procedure for copying images to
the “My Documents” folder.
• When using Windows XP, double-click [Start] t [My
Documents] in that order.
• You can use the “PIXELA ImageMixer for Sony” software
to view images on your computer. For details, see the
software’s help files.
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2
, Double-click the desired image file.
The image is displayed.
For Macintosh users
Steps
6 When the message for confirmation is shown, click
“OK.”
Mac OS 8.5.1/8.6/9.0
Steps 1 to 5
2 Installing “ImageMixer”
Mac OS 9.1/9.2/Mac OS X
(v10.0/v10.1)
Steps 12 to 5
1 Select the desired language.
2 Follow the instructions on each succeeding screen.
3 Restart your computer and remove the CD-ROM
from the CD-ROM drive.
Follow the steps below, according to your OS.
OS
1 Installing the USB driver and
“ImageMixer”
1 Installing the USB driver (for Mac OS 8.5.1, 8.6
or 9.0 users only)
2 Preparing your camera
1 Turn on your computer, and set the supplied CDROM into the CD-ROM drive.
The “PIXELA ImageMixer for Sony” screen appears.
2 Double-click
(Setup Menu).
3 Click
(USB Driver).
The “USB Driver” screen appears.
4 Double-click the icon of the hard disk containing the
OS to open the screen.
5 Drag and drop the following two files from the
screen opened in step 3 into the System Folder icon
in the screen opened in step 4.
• Sony USB Driver
• Sony USB Shim
3 Connecting your camera to your
computer
For details, see page 68.
Disconnecting the USB cable from your computer
or removing the “Memory Stick” from your
camera during a USB connection
Drag and drop the “Memory Stick” or the drive icon to
the “Trash” icon, then remove the USB cable or
“Memory Stick.”
• If you are using Mac OS X, remove the USB cable,
etc., after you have turned your computer off.
Copying images
For details, see page 69.
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4 Copying images
1 Double-click the newly recognized icon on the
desktop.
The contents of the “Memory Stick” inserted in your
camera appear.
2 Double-click “DCIM.”
• Double-click “MSSONY” when copying the
movie files.
3 Double-click “100MSDCF.”
• Double-click “MOML0001” when copying the
movie files.
4 Drag and drop the image files to the hard disk icon.
The image files are copied to your hard disk.
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5 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.
• You can use the “PIXELA ImageMixer for Sony” software
to copy images to your computer and to view images on your
computer. For details, see the software’s help files.
Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
If you experience trouble with your camera, try the
following solutions.
RESET button
Batteries and power
Symptom
Cause
Solution
The battery remaining
indicator is incorrect, or
sufficient battery remaining
indicator is displayed but the
power runs out soon.
• You have used the camera for a long time
in an extremely hot or an extremely cold
location.
• The batteries are discharged.
• The battery contacts or the terminals on
the battery/“Memory Stick” cover are
dirty.
• The Nickel Metal Hydride batteries are
exhibiting the “memory effect” (page 13).
—
• The batteries are dead (page 97).
Troubleshooting
1 First check the items on the tables below. If code
displays “C:ss:ss” appear on the LCD
screen, the self-diagnosis display function
is working (page 89).
2 Should your camera still not work properly, press
the RESET button on the bottom of the camera using
a fine-tipped object, then turn on the power again.
(All the settings including date and time are
cleared.)
3 Should your camera still not work properly, consult
your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service
facility.
p Install charged batteries (page 15).
p Wipe any dirt off from them with a dry cloth
(page 13).
p To restore the batteries to their original
condition, use them until they are fully drained
before recharging them.
p Replace the batteries with a new one.
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Symptom
Cause
Solution
The battery life is short.
• You are shooting/viewing images in an
extremely cold location.
• The batteries are not charged enough.
• The batteries are dead (page 97).
—
You cannot turn on the
camera.
• The batteries are not installed correctly.
p Install the batteries correctly (page 15).
The power turns off suddenly.
• If you do not operate the camera for about
three minutes when using batteries, the
camera turns off automatically to prevent
wearing down the battery (page 19).
• The batteries are discharged.
p Turn on the camera again (page 19).
p Charge the batteries (page 12).
p Replace the batteries with a new one.
p Replace them with charged batteries (page 15).
Shooting images
Symptom
Cause
Solution
The subject does not appear
on the LCD screen.
• The mode switch is set to PLAY.
p Set the mode switch to STILL or MOVIE
(pages 26 and 49).
The image is out of focus.
• The subject is too close.
p Make sure to position the lens farther away
from the subject than the shortest shooting
distance (10 cm) when shooting (page 37).
p Set it to other modes (page 35).
• The vivid nature mode is selected for the
Scene Selection function.
• The Focus preset function is selected.
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p Set it to [AUTO] (page 38).
The image is too dark.
• The LCD screen is too dark.
p Set [LCD LIGHT] to [ON] (page 28).
The image is too bright.
• The LCD screen is too bright.
p Set [LCD LIGHT] to [OFF] (page 28).
The image is monochrome
(black and white).
• [P. EFFECT] is set to [B&W] mode.
p Cancel [B&W] mode (page 41).
Vertical streaks appear when
you are shooting a very bright
subject.
• The smear phenomenon is occurring.
p This is not a malfunction.
Symptom
Cause
Solution
Your camera cannot record
images.
• No “Memory Stick” is inserted.
• The capacity of the “Memory Stick” is
insufficient.
p Insert a “Memory Stick” (page 22).
p Delete the images saved in the “Memory
Stick,” or format it.
p Change the “Memory Stick.”
p Set it to the recording position (page 95).
The flash does not work.
• The mode switch is set to PLAY or
MOVIE.
(no flash).
• The flash is set to
• The vivid nature mode is selected for the
Scene Selection function, or Burst mode
in the image size.
p Wait until charging is complete before you
begin shooting with the camera.
p Set it to STILL (page 26).
p Set it to MOVIE (page 49).
p Set it to STILL.
p Set the flash to auto (no indicator),
(Redeye reduction) or (Forced flash) (page 32).
p Set it to other modes (page 36).
The eyes of the subject come
out red.
—
p Set the flash mode to
(page 32).
The date and time are
recorded incorrectly.
• The date and time are not set correctly.
p Set the correct date and time (page 20).
Troubleshooting
• The write-protect switch on the “Memory
Stick” is set to the LOCK position.
• You cannot shoot while the flash is
charging.
• The mode switch is not set to STILL
while shooting a still image.
• The mode switch is not set to MOVIE
when shooting a movie.
(Red-eye reduction)
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Viewing images
Symptom
Cause
Solution
Your camera cannot play back
images.
• The mode switch is not set to PLAY.
• Your camera may not play back image
files copied from the hard disk of your
computer if the file name or file size has
been changed or the image has been
modified.
p Set it to PLAY (page 44).
—
The image cannot be played
back on a computer.
—
p See page 86.
You cannot display a print
(DPOF) mark.
• You cannot display print (DPOF) marks
on moving images.
—
Deleting images
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Symptom
Cause
Solution
Your camera cannot delete an
image.
• The write-protect switch on the “Memory
Stick” is set to the LOCK position.
p Set it to the recording position (page 95).
Even though you attempted to
delete all of the files, the
“Memory Stick” is still not
empty.
• The “Memory Stick” contains a file with
a file name or storage destination that was
changed through the computer.
• Even the “DELETE ALL” function will
not erase files that were write-protected
by another device.
p Format the “Memory Stick” (page 55).
You have deleted an image by
mistake.
• Once you have deleted a file, you cannot
restore it.
p The write-protect switch on the “Memory
Stick” will prevent you from deleting images
by mistake (page 95).
p Format the “Memory Stick” (page 55).
Computers
Symptom
Cause
Solution
You do not know if the OS of
your computer is compatible.
—
p Check “Recommended computer
environment” (page 57).
You cannot install the USB
driver.
—
p In Windows 2000, log on as Administrators
(authorized Administrators) (page 60).
—
• You are attempting to install the USB
driver on a machine that is not running a
supported OS.
• You are not using the supplied USB
cable.
• The USB cable is not connected firmly.
• [USB] is set to [PTP] in the [ ].
• The USB connectors on your computer
are connected to other equipment besides
the keyboard, the mouse, and your
camera.
• The USB driver is not installed.
• The camera was connected to a computer
with the USB cable before installing the
USB driver, so the device was not
recognized by the computer.
• No “Memory Stick” is inserted.
You cannot copy images.
• The camera is not correctly connected to
your computer.
• You are not using the correct copy
procedure for your OS.
—
p Use the supplied USB cable (page 69).
p Disconnect the USB cable, and connect it
again firmly. Make sure that “USB MODE” is
displayed on the LCD screen (pages 69 and
92).
p Set it to [NORMAL] (page 92).
p Disconnect the USB cables except for the ones
connected to the keyboard, the mouse, and
your camera.
Troubleshooting
Your computer does not
recognize your camera.
p Install the USB driver (pages 59 and 79).
p Delete the device which is not recognized, then
install the USB driver (pages 59 and 73).
p Insert a “Memory Stick.”
p Connect the camera and your computer correctly
using the USB cable (page 69).
p Follow the designated copy procedure for your
OS (pages 57, 71, 74 and 80).
p If you are using the “PIXELA ImageMixer for
Sony” application software, click on HELP.
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Symptom
Cause
Solution
You cannot turn on the
camera during USB
connection.
• The camera and your computer are
connected through a hub.
p Connect the camera directly to your computer.
The image cannot be played
back on a computer.
—
p If you are using the “PIXELA ImageMixer for
Sony” application software, click on HELP.
p Consult the computer or software
manufacturer.
—
The image is interrupted by
noise when you view a movie
on a computer.
• You are playing back the file directly
from the “Memory Stick.”
p Copy the file to the hard disk of your computer
and then play back the file from the hard disk.
You cannot print an image.
—
p Check the printer settings.
p Click on the HELP files for the “PIXELA
ImageMixer for Sony” application software.
An error message appears
when you set the supplied
CD-ROM in your computer.
• The computer display is not set correctly. p Set the computer display as follows:
Windows: 800 × 600 dots or higher
High Color (16-bit color,
65 000 colors) or higher
Macintosh: 800 × 600 dots or higher
32 000-color or higher
“Memory Stick”
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Symptom
Cause
Solution
You cannot insert a “Memory
Stick.”
• You are inserting it backwards.
p Insert it from the right side (page 22).
You cannot record on a
“Memory Stick.”
• The write-protect switch on the “Memory
Stick” is set to the LOCK position.
• The “Memory Stick” is full.
p Set it to the recording position (page 95).
You cannot format a “Memory
Stick.”
• The write-protect switch on the “Memory
Stick” is set to the LOCK position.
p Set it to the recording position (page 95).
p Delete unnecessary images (page 53).
Symptom
Cause
Solution
You have formatted a
“Memory Stick” by mistake.
• All the images on the “Memory Stick” are
deleted by formatting and cannot be
restored.
—
Other
Symptom
Cause
Solution
Your camera does not work.
• The battery level is low. (The E
indicator appears.)
• The USB cable is connected.
p Charge the batteries (page 12).
The power is on, but the
camera does not work.
• The built-in microcomputer is not
working properly.
p Remove the batteries, then install them again
after about one minute and turn on the camera.
If the functions still do not work, press the
RESET button located on the bottom of the
camera using a fine-tipped object, then turn the
power on again (page 81). (If you press the
RESET button, all settings including the date
and time are cleared.)
You cannot identify an
indicator on the LCD screen.
—
p Check the indicator (pages 99 to 101).
The lens gets fogged.
• Moisture condensation has occurred.
p Turn off the camera and leave for about an
hour at the room temperature for the moisture
to evaporate before use (page 94).
Troubleshooting
• The built-in microcomputer is not
working properly.
p Disconnect the USB cable, or operate on your
computer.
p Turn the power off and then on after one
minute, and check that the camera works
properly.
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Warnings and messages
The following messages appear on the LCD screen.
Message
Meaning/Corrective Action
NO MEMORY STICK
• Insert a “Memory Stick” (page 22).
SYSTEM ERROR
• Turn the power off and on again (page 19).
MEMORY STICK ERROR
• The inserted “Memory Stick” cannot be used in your camera (page 95).
• The “Memory Stick” is damaged, or the terminal section of the “Memory Stick” is dirty.
• Insert the “Memory Stick” correctly (page 22).
FORMAT ERROR
• The “Memory Stick” format failed. Format the “Memory Stick” again (page 55).
MEMORY STICK LOCKED
• The write-protect switch on the “Memory Stick” is set to the LOCK position. Set it to
the recording position (page 95).
NO MEMORY SPACE
• The capacity of the “Memory Stick” is insufficient. You cannot record images. Delete
unnecessary images (page 53).
NO FILE
• No images have been recorded on the “Memory Stick.”
FILE ERROR
• An error occurred while playing back the image.
FOLDER ERROR
• A folder with the same name already exists on the “Memory Stick.”
INVALID OPERATION
• You are playing back a file that was created on equipment other than this camera.
• You are attempting to assign the print (DPOF) mark to a file that contains a movie or
that was created by another device.
• The battery level is low or zero. Charge the batteries (page 12). Depending on the
conditions of use or the type of batteries, the indicator may flash even though there are
still 5 to 10 minutes of remaining battery time left.
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LENS COVER CLOSED
• The lens cover is closed when the mode switch is set to STILL or MOVIE.
SHOOT AGAIN
• Press the shutter button again with the same conditions.
Self-diagnosis display
– If a code starting with an alphabet letter appears
Your camera has a self-diagnosis display. This function
displays the camera condition on the LCD screen with
a combination of a letter and four numerical digits. If
this occurs, check the following code chart and attempt
the corresponding corrective actions. The last two
digits (indicated by ss) will differ depending on the
state of the camera.
C:32:ss
Code
Cause
C:32:ss
There is trouble with your camera’s hardware.
• Turn the power off and on again (page 19).
C:13:ss
The camera cannot read or write data in the “Memory
Stick.”
• Re-insert the “Memory Stick” several times.
E:61:ss
E:91:ss
Corrective action
An unformatted “Memory Stick” is inserted.
• Format the “Memory Stick” (page 55).
The inserted “Memory Stick” cannot be used with your
camera, or the data is damaged.
• Insert a new “Memory Stick” (page 22).
A camera malfunction that you cannot reverse has
occurred.
• Press the RESET button (page 81) located on the
bottom of the camera, then turn the power on again.
If you are unable to solve the problem even after trying
the corrective actions a few times, repairs may be
necessary. Contact your Sony dealer or local authorized
Troubleshooting
Self-diagnosis display
Sony service facility and inform them of the 5-digit
code. (Example: E:61:10)
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Additional information
Menu items
Menu items that can be modified differ depending on
the position of the mode switch.
The LCD screen shows only the items you can operate
at the moment. Factory settings are indicated with x.
When the mode switch is set to STILL (when [
Setting
Description
SIZE·BURST
x1632×1224 / 640×480 / BURST
Selects the image size when shooting still images (pages 23 and
39).
FOCUS
xAUTO /
Selects the auto focus method or sets the focus preset (page 37).
1.0 m /
0.2 m /
0.5 m /
∞
SELFTIMER
ON / xOFF
Sets the self-timer (page 29).
P.EFFECT
xOFF / NEG. ART / SEPIA / B&W /
SOLARIZE
Sets the image special effects (page 41).
When the mode switch is set to MOVIE (when
is selected)
Item
Setting
FOCUS
xAUTO /
SELFTIMER
ON / xOFF
Sets the self-timer (page 29).
P.EFFECT
xOFF / NEG. ART / SEPIA / B&W /
SOLARIZE
Sets the image special effects (page 41).
1.0 m /
90
] is selected)
Item
Description
0.2 m /
0.5 m /
Selects the auto focus method or sets the focus preset (page 37).
∞
When the mode switch is set to PLAY (when [
] is selected)
Setting
Description
DELETE
OK
CANCEL
– Deletes the displayed image (page 53).
– Cancels deleting of the image.
DELETE ALL
OK
CANCEL
– Deletes all images (page 53).
– Cancels deleting of the image.
INDEX / SINGLE
—
Switches between four-image display and single image display
(page 43).
DPOF
ON / OFF
Marks/unmarks the print (DPOF) mark on still images you want
to print (page 47).
* The following menus are available no matter what position
the mode switch is in.
When [
] is selected
Item
Setting
Description
LCD LIGHT
xON / OFF
Selects the brightness of the LCD light. Selecting [ON] makes
the screen bright and easy to see when using the camera in dark
locations, but also uses up the battery charge faster (page 28).
DISPLAY
xON
OFF
– Displays all indicators.
– Displays only warning messages.
Additional information
Item
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When [
] is selected
Item
Setting
Description
CLOCK SET
DATE NOTATION
– Set the date notation (page 20).
x[Y/M/D] / [M/D/Y] / [D/M/Y]
– Sets the date and time (page 20).
DATE&TIME SET
BEEP
xON
SHUTTER
OFF
USB
LANG
When [
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– Turns on the beep/shutter sound when you press the control
button/shutter button.
– Turns on the shutter sound. (The shutter sound is heard when
you press the shutter button.)
– Turns off the beep/shutter sound.
xNORMAL / PTP
Switches the USB mode (page 58).
—
Displays the menu items, warnings and messages in selected
language.
] is selected
Item
Setting
Description
FORMAT
OK / CANCEL
Formats the “Memory Stick.” Note that formatting erases all the
information recorded on the “Memory Stick” (page 55).
Precautions
On cleaning
Note on operating temperature
Cleaning the LCD screen
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.
Wipe the screen surface with an LCD cleaning kit (not
supplied) to remove fingerprints, dust, etc.
Cleaning the lens
Cleaning the camera surface
Clean the camera surface with a soft cloth slightly
moistened with water, then wipe the surface dry. Do not
use any type of solvent such as thinner, alcohol or
benzine as this may damage the finish or the casing.
After using your camera at the seashore or other
dusty locations
Clean your camera carefully. Otherwise, the salty air
may corrode the metal fittings or dust may enter the
inside of your camera, causing a malfunction.
Additional information
Wipe the lens with a soft cloth to remove fingerprints,
dust, etc.
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On moisture condensation
On internal rechargeable button battery
If the camera is brought directly from a cold to a warm
location, or is placed in a very damp room, moisture
may condense inside or outside the camera. Should this
occur, the camera will not operate properly.
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.
Moisture condensation occurs easily when:
• The camera is brought from a cold location such as a
ski slope into a warmly heated room.
• The camera is taken from an air-conditioned room or
car interior to the hot outdoors, etc.
How to prevent moisture condensation
When bringing the camera from a cold place to a warm
place, seal the camera in a plastic bag and allow it to
adapt to conditions at the new location over 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.
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Charging method of rechargeable button battery
Install charged size AAA Nickel Metal Hydride
batteries, and leave the camera for 24 hours or more
with the power off.
On “Memory Stick”
“Memory Stick” is a new compact, portable and
versatile IC recording medium with a data capacity that
exceeds the capacity of a floppy disk.
In addition to exchanging data between “Memory
Stick” compatible equipment, you can also use a
“Memory Stick” to store data as a type of detachable
external recording media.
* MagicGate is copyright protection technology that uses
encryption technology.
• You cannot record 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.
Connector
Write-protect
switch
Labeling position
• Do not remove the “Memory Stick” while reading or writing
data.
• Data may be damaged in a location subject to the effects of
static electricity or noise.
• We recommend backing up important data on the hard disk
of your computer.
• Do not attach any other material than the supplied label on
the labeling position.
Additional information
There are two types of “Memory Stick”: an ordinary
“Memory Stick” and a “MagicGate Memory Stick” that
are equipped with the MagicGate* copyright protection
technology. You can use both types of “Memory Stick”
with your camera. However, because your camera does
not support the MagicGate standards, data recorded
with your camera is not subject to MagicGate copyright
protection.
Notes on using the supplied “Memory
Stick”
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On Nickel Metal Hydride
batteries
• When you carry or store the “Memory Stick,” put it in the
case supplied with it.
• Do not touch the connector 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.
• Do not use or keep the “Memory Stick” under the following
conditions:
– High temperature locations such as the hot interior of a car
parked in direct sunlight
– Locations exposed to direct sunlight
– Humid locations or locations with corrosive substances
Notes on using “Memory Stick Duo”
(not supplied)
• When using a “Memory Stick Duo” with your camera, be
sure to insert the “Memory Stick Duo” into a “Memory Stick
Duo” adaptor.
• Check to make sure the “Memory Stick Duo” is inserted
facing the proper direction. Inserting the “Memory Stick
Duo” facing the wrong direction may damage the equipment.
• Do not insert a “Memory Stick Duo” without a “Memory
Stick Duo” adaptor into “Memory Stick” compatible
equipment, as this may cause equipment trouble.
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Effective use of the battery
• We recommend that you use batteries until they are
completely drained before charging them.
• Battery performance decreases in low-temperature
surroundings, and the battery life is shortened under
such circumstances. To use the battery longer, we
recommend you keep the battery in its case in a
pocket close to your body to warm it, and insert it in
your camera just before you start shooting.
• If you use the LCD screen with [LCD LIGHT] to
[ON], the battery power will be used up faster.
• We recommend having spare batteries handy for two
or three times the expected shooting time, and try test
shooting before actually using the camera.
• Do not expose the battery to water. The battery is not
water-resistant.
Specifications
System
• 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 seems to
have been considerably shortened, a probable cause
is that the batteries have reached the end of its life.
• The battery life varies depending on storage,
operating conditions, and environment, and is
different for each battery.
Image device
6.72 mm (1/2.7 type) color CCD
Primary color filter
Total pixels number of camera
Approx. 2 110 000 pixels
Effective pixels number of camera
Approx. 2 020 000 pixels
Lens
Single focal lens
f = 5.0 mm (7/32 inches) (35 mm camera
conversion: 33 mm (1 5/16 inches))
F2.8
Exposure control
Automatic, Scene selection (three modes)
Data formatsStill images: DCF compliant
(Exif Ver. 2.2 JPEG compliant),
DPOF compatible
Movies: MPEG1 compliant (without audio)
Recording media
“Memory Stick”
Flash
Recommended distance: 0.5 m to 1.8 m (1.6 to 6.0
ft)
Additional information
Battery life
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Connector
BC-CS1 Ni-MH battery charger
USB jack
Power requirements
AC 100 to 240V 50/60Hz
2.2 W
Output voltage
Size AA: DC 1.8V, 165 mA × 2
Size AAA: DC 1.8V, 70 mA × 2
Dimensions 70 × 29 × 74 mm (2 7/8 × 1 3/16 × 3 inches)
(W/H/D)
Mass
Approx. 70g (2.5 oz.)
Operating temperature range
0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
mini-B
LCD screen
LCD panel used
2.5 cm (1.0 type) TFT drive
Total number of dots
64 460 (293×220) dots
Power, general
Used batteries
AAA Nickel Metal Hydride batteries (2) 2.4 V
5 V (from USB cable)
Power consumption (when shooting)
1.45 W
Operating temperature range
0°C to +40°C (32°F to +104°F)
Storage temperature range
–20°C to +60°C (–4°F to +140°F)
Dimensions 84.5 × 39.8 × 28.6 mm
(3 3/8 × 1 5/8 × 1 3/16 inches)
(W/H/D, protruding portions not included)
Mass
Approx. 118 g (4.2 oz) (AAA Nickel Metal
Hydride batteries, “Memory Stick,” and neck strap
included)
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Accessories
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Size AAA Ni-MH batteries (2)
Ni-MH battery charger (1)
Power cord (mains lead) (1)
USB cable (1)
Neck strap (1)
“Memory Stick” (8MB) (1)
CD-ROM (SPVD-008) (1)
Operating instructions (1)
Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
LCD screen displays
When shooting still images
1
6
2
7
1632
1280
SLRZ
400
C:32:ss
8
9
0
4
qa
5
qs
Page numbers in parentheses indicate the location of
additional important information.
Additional information
3
A AE/AF indicator (27)
B Battery remaining indicator (15)
C Flash mode indicator (32)
Red-eye reduction indicator (32)
D Picture effect indicator (41)
E Focus preset indicator (37)
F Image size indicator (23, 39)
G Remaining “Memory Stick” capacity
indicator
H Scene selection indicator (34)
I Remaining number of recordable images
indicator
J Self-diagnosis function indicator (89)
K Self-timer indicator (29)
L Low battery warning indicator (15)
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When shooting movies
1
6
2
7
STBY
3
SLRZ
12:55
C:32:ss
8
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
Recording mode indicator (49)
Battery remaining indicator (15)
Picture effect indicator (41)
Focus preset indicator (37)
Low battery warning indicator (15)
Status indicator (49)
Remaining “Memory Stick” capacity
indicator
H Recording time [maximum recordable
time] indicator (51)
I Self-diagnosis function indicator (89)
J Self-timer indicator (29)
4
9
5
100
0
Page numbers in parentheses indicate the location of
additional important information.
When playing back still images
When playing back moving images
4
1
3
1
1632
11/12
2
6/8
0:12
4
MOV00008
2 0 0 3 7 4 10:30AM
5
5
A
B
C
D
E
100-0011
2003 7 4
2
9:30AM
6
Image size indicator (23, 39)
Print (DPOF) mark indicator (47)
File name (77)
Image number
Number of images recorded in “Memory
Stick”
F Recording date of the playback image
A Recording mode indicator (51)
B File name (77)
C Image number/Number of images
recorded in “Memory Stick”
D Counter
E Recording date of the playback image
Page numbers in parentheses indicate the location of
additional important information.
Additional information
3
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Index
A
Access lamp .......................................................................... 23
AE/AF lock ........................................................................... 27
Auto Focus ............................................................................ 28
Auto power-off function ........................................................ 19
B
Battery
charging time .................................................................... 14
preparing batteries ............................................................ 12
remaining indicator .......................................................... 15
Battery life .............................................................................17
BEEP ..................................................................................... 92
Burst ......................................................................................39
C
Charging
charging the batteries ....................................................... 12
charging time .................................................................... 14
Cleaning ................................................................................ 93
Clock set ................................................................................ 20
102
Computer
copying images .......................................................... 57, 71
Image Transfer ................................................................. 62
ImageMixer ...................................................................... 65
USB cable ........................................................................ 69
USB driver ....................................................................... 59
Control button ....................................................................... 11
Copying images .............................................................. 57, 71
D
Deleting images .................................................................... 53
DPOF .................................................................................... 47
E
EXEC .................................................................................... 24
Exif ....................................................................................... 97
F
J
File
file names ......................................................................... 77
image file storage destinations ......................................... 77
Flash
Red-eye reduction ................................................ 32, 33, 35
selecting a flash mode ...................................................... 32
Focusing
focus preset ...................................................................... 37
shooting (using auto adjustment mode) ........................... 26
Formatting a “Memory Stick” .............................................. 55
JPEG ......................................................................................26
I
Image
copying images to your computer .............................. 57, 71
file names ......................................................................... 77
image file storage destinations ......................................... 77
image size ............................................................ 23, 25, 90
Index screen .......................................................................... 45
Installation
Image Transfer ................................................................. 62
ImageMixer ...................................................................... 65
USB driver ....................................................................... 59
L
LCD screen
DISPLAY ...................................................................29, 99
LCD light ..........................................................................28
M
“Memory Stick”
formatting a “Memory Stick” ...........................................55
inserting/removing a “Memory Stick” .............................22
number of images that can be saved/shooting time ....25, 51
“Memory Stick Duo” ........................................................7, 96
MENU ...................................................................................23
Menu settings ........................................................................90
Mode switch ..........................................................................10
Moisture condensation ..........................................................94
Movie
shooting movies ................................................................49
shooting time ..............................................................18, 51
viewing movies on the LCD screen ..................................51
viewing the images on your computer ..............................78
MPEG ..............................................................................49, 77
103
P
Picture effect ......................................................................... 41
POWER ................................................................................. 19
Power
batteries ............................................................................ 12
inserting the batteries ....................................................... 15
ON/OFF ............................................................................ 19
Precautions ............................................................................ 93
Print (DPOF) mark ................................................................ 47
R
Red-eye reduction ..................................................... 32, 33, 35
RESET button ................................................................. 81, 89
S
SCENE .................................................................................. 36
Scene Selection (SCENE) ..................................................... 34
Self-diagnosis display ........................................................... 89
Self-timer .............................................................................. 29
Setting
date and time .................................................................... 20
image size ......................................................................... 23
menu items ....................................................................... 90
Setting the date and time ....................................................... 20
104
Shooting mode
auto adjustment mode ...................................................... 26
Burst ................................................................................. 39
movie ................................................................................ 49
Single image screen .............................................................. 44
Still image playback
Viewing the images on your computer ............................ 78
Still image shooting
auto focus ......................................................................... 26
image size ........................................................................ 23
number of images that can be saved ................................ 25
picture effect .................................................................... 41
Scene Selection ................................................................ 34
using auto adjustment mode ............................................ 26
using the flash .................................................................. 32
using the self-timer .......................................................... 29
Still image viewing
index screen ..................................................................... 45
single image screen .......................................................... 44
viewing still images on the LCD screen .......................... 43
viewing the images on your computer ............................. 78
U
USB ................................................................................. 57, 70
USB Bus Powered ................................................................ 58
Using your camera abroad .................................................... 18
V
Viewing movies on the LCD screen ..................................... 51
Viewing the images on your computer ................................. 78
W
Warnings and messages ........................................................ 88
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