Sony DSC-U10, Cyber Shot DSC-U10 User's manual

Sony DSC-U10, Cyber Shot DSC-U10 User's manual
3-076-559-14(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-U10
Serial No.
Copying images _____________________
Troubleshooting _______________________
Additional information __________________
Index
DSC-U10
© 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-U10
Responsible Party:Sony Electronics Inc.
Address:
680 Kinderkamack Road, Oradell,
NJ 07649 USA
Telephone No.: 201-930-6972
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1)
This device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired
operation.
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, DO NOT USE THIS
POLARIZED AC PLUG WITH AN EXTENSION CORD,
RECEPTACLE OR OTHER OUTLET UNLESS THE
BLADES CAN BE FULLY INSERTED TO PREVENT
BLADE EXPOSURE.
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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.
For the Customers in Germany
Directive: EMC Directive 89/336/EEC, 92/31/EEC
This equipment complies with the EMC regulations when
used under the following circumstances:
• Residential area
• Business district
• Light-industry district
(This equipment complies with the EMC standard
regulations EN55022 Class B.)
Attention for the Customers in Europe
This product has been tested and found compliant with the
limits sets out on 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.
“Memory Stick”
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.
Notice
If static electricity or electromagnetism causes data
transfer to discontinue midway (fail), restart the
application or disconnect and connect the USB cable
again.
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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 91 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,”
, “MagicGate Memory Stick,” 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
How to hold the camera .............................................. 7
Identifying the parts .................................................. 10
Getting started
Preparing batteries..................................................... 12
Charging the batteries................................................ 12
Inserting the batteries ................................................ 16
Turning on/off your camera ...................................... 19
Setting the date and time ........................................... 20
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 ..... 36
Shooting five images continuously – Burst............... 38
Adding special effects – Picture Effect ..................... 40
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Viewing still images
Viewing still images on the LCD screen .................. 42
Viewing single images.......................................... 43
Viewing an index screen (four-image) ................. 44
Choosing images to print – Print mark ..................... 46
Enjoying movies
Shooting movies ....................................................... 48
Viewing movies on the LCD screen ......................... 50
Deleting images
Deleting images ........................................................ 52
Formatting a “Memory Stick” .................................. 54
Copying images
Copying images to your computer............................ 56
1 Installing the USB driver and application .......... 58
2 Preparing your camera ........................................ 67
3 Connecting your camera to your computer ........ 68
4 Copying images .................................................. 70
5 Viewing the images on your computer................ 75
For Macintosh users.................................................. 76
Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting ........................................................ 78
Warnings and messages ............................................ 85
Self-diagnostics display ............................................ 86
Additional information
Menu items................................................................ 87
Using your camera abroad ........................................ 90
Precautions................................................................ 90
On “Memory Stick” .................................................. 92
On Nickel Metal Hydride batteries ........................... 93
Specifications............................................................ 94
LCD screen displays ................................................. 96
Index ......................................................................... 99
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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
Mode switch
PLAY: To view images (43)
STILL: To shoot still images (26)
MOVIE: To shoot movies (48)
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, 35)
E EXEC button
F Hook for neck strap
G Battery/“Memory Stick” cover
H OPEN button (16)
I Access lamp (23)
J USB jack (68)
K USB jack cover
L RESET button (bottom surface) (78)
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).
To the wall outlet
(wall socket)
Power cord
(mains lead)
Getting started
• Be sure to charge the Nickel Metal Hydride batteries
supplied with your camera before using them.
• 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 (mains) even if 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).
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.
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Charging the Nickel Metal Hydride
batteries
Precautions to be observed when
charging the batteries
• 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.
• 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 one-time
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). Otherwise, there is a danger of leaks,
explosions, excessive heat, fire, or electric shock.
• 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.
* The “memory effect” – the situation in which the
capacity of the battery is temporarily lowered.
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Charging time
Nickel Metal Hydride
battery
Charging time
NH-AAA-DI × 2 (supplied)
Approx. 13 hours
As the battery power decreases with use, the battery
remaining indicator displays the amount of power
remaining using the following symbols.
Battery
remaining
indicator
Getting started
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).
Battery remaining indicator (when
using Nickel Metal Hydride batteries)
Battery remaining guidelines
Sufficient power remaining
• 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 you remove the batteries while charging is
still in progress and then re-insert the batteries, the
charging process will start over from the beginning.
• 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
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.
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Inserting the batteries
1
2
, Open the battery/“Memory Stick” cover.
, Insert the batteries.
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.
Match the +/– poles of the batteries to the +/– marks
inside the battery case.
• 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.
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Battery life and number of images
that can be recorded/viewed
3
, Close the battery/“Memory Stick” cover.
Close the battery/“Memory Stick” cover while holding
the batteries in. Make sure the cover is closed securely.
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.
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 still images
Under the average conditions*1)
NH-AAA-DI (2) (supplied)
Image size No. of images
Battery life
(min.)
1280×960 Approx. 120
Approx. 60
(SXGA)*
*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.
* SXGA: Abbreviation of Super eXtended Graphics
Array; indicates an image size of 1280×960
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Shooting continuously*2)
NH-AAA-DI (2) (supplied)
Image size LCD
No. of
Battery life
LIGHT images
(min.)
ON
Approx. 1600 Approx. 60
1280×960
(SXGA)*
OFF
Approx. 1800 Approx. 70
ON
Approx. 1600 Approx. 60
640×480
(VGA)**
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
* SXGA: Abbreviation of Super eXtended Graphics
Array; indicates an image size of 1280×960
** VGA: Abbreviation of Video Graphics Array;
indicates an image size of 640×480
Viewing still images*3)
Image size NH-AAA-DI (2) (supplied)
No. of images
Battery life (min.)
1280×960
Approx. 2400
Approx. 120
640×480
Approx. 2400
Approx. 120
*3) Viewing single images in order at about 3-second
intervals with LCD LIGHT ON
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Shooting movies*4)
NH-AAA-DI (2) (supplied)
Continuous
shooting
LCD LIGHT
Battery life
(min.)
ON
Approx. 60
OFF
Approx. 70
*4) 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 93).
Turning on/off your camera
POWER
POWER lamp
POWER button
Auto power-off function
Getting started
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.
, Slide the lens cover in the direction of
the arrow or press the POWER button.
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).
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.
• 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.
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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 89), 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 91),
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
2002
DATE&TIME SET
Y/M/D
1 1 12:00 AM
2002
7 4 10:30 AM
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
OK
CANCEL
• 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
RETURN
SIZE • BURST 1280
AUTO
FOCUS
SELFTIMER OFF
OFF
P.EFFECT
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.
Shooting still images
MENU
1
, Set the mode switch to STILL, and turn
on the power, then press MENU.
The menu appears on the LCD screen.
• When the access lamp is lit up, it means that image
data is being read or written. Never remove the
“Memory Stick” or turn off the power at this time,
as the data may be damaged.
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SIZE • BURST
RETURN
SIZE• BURST 1280
FOCUS
AUTO
SELFTIMER OFF
P.EFFECT OFF
1280
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
1280×960
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)
Capacity
Image size
1280×960
640×480
8MB
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80
16MB
45
160
325
32MB
93
Image size
Usage
64MB
187
655
1280×960
Printing in postcard size
128MB
375
1315
640×480
Attaching to e-mail
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.
• 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., 1280×960) indicates the
number of pixels.
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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.
• Clean the lens with a soft cloth if it is dirty (page 90).
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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.
1280
1280
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RECORDING
Shooting still images
Flashes green
t Lights up
3
, Press and hold the shutter button
halfway down.
4
, Press the shutter button fully down.
The beep sounds but the image is not yet recorded.
When the AE/AF lock indicator changes from flashing
to lighted up, the camera is ready for shooting.
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.
• If you release the shutter button, the recording will be
canceled.
• The minimum focal distance to the subject is 10 cm
(4 inches).
• When operating the camera using batteries, if you do not
operate the camera for about 3 minutes during recording or
playback, the camera turns off automatically to prevent
wearing down the batteries (page 19).
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28
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 36).
• 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
SIZE • BURST 1280
AUTO
FOCUS
SELFTIMER OFF
OFF
P.EFFECT
Shooting still images
When [DISPLAY] is
[ON]
STILL
MENU
1280
23
(Displays all indicators
that can be displayed)
1
(Displays warnings
only)
• For detailed descriptions of the indicators, see page 96.
• Indicators on the LCD screen are not recorded.
, Set the mode switch to STILL, and press
MENU.
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 1280
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.
30
1280
3
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.
1280
1280
23
, Center the subject in the LCD screen,
and press and hold the shutter button
halfway down.
5
Shooting still images
4
23
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.
To cancel the self-timer in the middle of the
operation
Close the lens cover and 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.
31
Selecting a flash mode
1280
23
, 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.
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.
• Red-eye reduction may not produce the desired effects
depending on individual differences, the distance to the
subject, if the subject does not see the pre-strobe, or
other conditions.
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Shooting according to scene conditions – Scene Selection
Soft snap mode
Illumination snap mode
When shooting night scenes, shooting portraits, or
shooting landscapes, use the modes listed below to
improve the quality of your images.
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.
Illumination snap mode
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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.
Vivid nature mode
• The flash strobes in
(Red-eye reduction) mode, and the
recommended subject distance is 0.5 to 1.2 m.
• When set 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 36).
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.
• The focus setting changes to [∞ ].
• The flash cannot be used in this mode.
• When set the focus to [AUTO], the focus is adjusted to
telephoto.
1280
23
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)
Shooting still images
• If the menu is currently displayed, press MENU first so that
the menu disappears.
• To cancel Scene Selection, press V (SCENE) repeatedly
until the indicator disappears.
• You cannot use the Scene Selection in 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
RETURN
SIZE • BURST 1280
AUTO
FOCUS
SELFTIMER OFF
OFF
P.EFFECT
0.2m
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.
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 1280
FOCUS
AUTO
SELFTIMER OFF
P.EFFECT OFF
EXEC
, Select [ ] with v/V on the control
button, then press EXEC.
Select [FOCUS] with v/V on the control
button, then press EXEC.
3
Shooting still images
2
AUTO
0.2m
0.5m
1.0m
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)
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
RETURN
SIZE• BURST 1280
FOCUS
AUTO
SELFTIMER OFF
P.EFFECT OFF
RETURN
SIZE • BURST 1280
AUTO
FOCUS
SELFTIMER OFF
OFF
P.EFFECT
MENU
1
, Set the mode switch to STILL, and press
MENU.
The menu appears on the LCD screen.
• You can shoot up to five frames in succession by holding
down the shutter button. If you release the shutter button
before all five frames are shot, the camera stops shooting as
soon as you release the button.
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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.
SIZE • BURST
640
23
1280
640
640
BURST
EXEC
Shooting still images
3
1280×960
640×480
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.
• You cannot use the flash in this mode.
• 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.
• The recording interval is approximately 0.5 seconds.
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Adding special effects – Picture Effect
You can digitally process images to obtain special
effects.
NEG. ART
RETURN
SIZE • BURST 1280
AUTO
FOCUS
SELFTIMER OFF
OFF
P.EFFECT
SEPIA
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.
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
and the picture looks like
(black and white).
an illustration.
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P.EFFECT
RETURN
SIZE • BURST 1280
FOCUS
AUTO
SELFTIMER OFF
P.EFFECT
OFF
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.
3
Shooting still images
2
OFF
NEG. ART
SEPIA
B&W
SOLARIZE
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
Viewing still images on the LCD screen
Single (single-image) screen
Single (single-image)
screen
1280
100-0008
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Index (four-image)
screen
8/8
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.
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You can view one image at a time, displayed over the
entire screen.
• For a detailed description of the screen indicators, see
page 98.
• For details on the movies, see page 48.
• Images that are not VGA or SXGA size are displayed as
thumbnails.
Viewing single images
PLAY
8/8
1280
100-0008
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1280
100-0006
2002 7 4
12:00PM
6/8
10:30AM
1
Viewing still images
POWER
button
2
, 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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Viewing an index screen (four-image)
PLAY
RETURN
DELETE
DELETE ALL
INDEX
OFF
PRINT
RETURN
DELETE
DELETE ALL
INDEX
OFF
PRINT
MENU
1
, Set the mode switch to PLAY, and press
MENU.
The menu appears on the LCD screen.
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2
EXEC
, Select [ ] with v/V on the control
button, then press EXEC.
RETURN
DELETE
DELETE ALL
INDEX
OFF
PRINT
Viewing still images
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 4 frames are
displayed, press EXEC to display the single image
shown with the yellow border.
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Choosing images to print – Print mark
You can mark a print mark on still images shot with
your camera. This mark is convenient when you have
images printed at a shop that conforms with the DPOF
(Digital Print Order Format) standard.
PLAY
1280
100-0006
2002 7 4
• You cannot mark movies.
6/8
10:30AM
1
, Set the mode switch to PLAY, and
display the image you want to print with
v/V on the control button.
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PRINT
RETURN
DELETE
DELETE ALL
INDEX
OFF
PRINT
ON
OFF
MENU
EXEC
3
Viewing still images
2
EXEC
, Press MENU, and select [ ] with v/V on
the control button, then press EXEC.
Select [PRINT] 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 mark in index-image mode
To unmark the print mark
For details, see page 44 and switch to index screen.
Select [OFF] in step 3. The
disappears.
When you press MENU, the menu disappears and the
(print) mark is marked on the displayed image.
(print) mark
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Enjoying movies
Shooting movies
MOVIE
STBY
REC
5:10
1
, 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.
10/15s
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.
• 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 36)
• Recording stops when the “Memory Stick” is full.
• For details on the recording time for each image size, see
page 50.
• The flash does not function when shooting movies.
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To set the distance to the subject
10/15s
RECORDING
Set the mode switch to MOVIE and follow the
procedure on page 36.
To use the self-timer
Set the mode switch to MOVIE and follow the
procedure on page 29.
Enjoying movies
3
, To stop recording, press the shutter
button fully again.
Indicators during shooting
Indicators on the LCD screen are not recorded. 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. For detailed
descriptions of the indicators, see page 97.
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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.
(Units: minutes)
160×112
50
8MB
5 min. 20 sec.
16MB
10 min. 40 sec.
32MB
21 min. 40 sec.
64MB
45 min.
128MB
90 min.
Viewing movies on the LCD
screen
18/18
0:00
PLAY
MOV00018
2002 7 4
12:00PM
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.
16/18
0:05
16/18
0:00
MOV00016
2002 7 4
MOV00016
10:30AM
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
Enjoying movies
2
The movie is played back.
Press EXEC.
Indicators during viewing movies
Indicators on the LCD screen are not recorded. 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. For detailed
descriptions of the indicators, see page 98.
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Deleting images
Deleting images
PLAY
8/8
1280
100-0008
2002 7 4
RETURN
DELETE
DELETE ALL
INDEX
OFF
PRINT
10:30PM
POWER
button
MENU
1
, 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.
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EXEC
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 44 and switch to index screen.
DELETE
RETURN
DELETE
DELETE ALL
INDEX
OFF
PRINT
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.
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3
OK
CANCEL
To cancel deleting
Select [CANCEL] in step 4.
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Formatting a “Memory Stick”
RETURN
DELETE
DELETE ALL
INDEX
OFF
PRINT
MENU
1
2
, Insert the “Memory Stick” you want to
format into the camera.
, 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.
• 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.
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POWER
button
• This operation is available no matter what position the mode
switch is in.
FORMAT
RETURN
FORMAT
OK
FORMATTING
CANCEL
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
Deleting images
3
, 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.
• When you format a “Memory Stick,” be sure to remain
sufficient power, as “FORMAT ERROR” may occur.
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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.
CPU: MMX Pentium 200 MHz or faster
USB connector: Provided as standard
Display: 800 × 600 dots or more
High Color (16-bit color, 65,000 colors) or
more
OS
Steps
Windows 98/98SE/2000/Me
Steps 1 to 5 (pages 58, 67,
68, 70 and 75)
Windows XP
Steps 5 of 1 to 5 (pages
58, 61, 67, 68, 72, and 75)
Mac OS 8.5.1/8.6/9.0/9.1/9.2,
Mac OS X (v10.0/v10.1)
Page 76
• 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 Windows environment
Recommended Macintosh environment
• If you connect two or more USB equipment to a single
computer at the same time, some equipment, including your
camera, may not operate depending on the type of USB
equipment.
• Operations are not guaranteed when using a USB hub.
• Operations are not guaranteed for all the recommended
computer environments mentioned above.
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)
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.
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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 more
32,000-color mode or more
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/
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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 from
the camera to a computer.
x ImageMixer
This application is used to display and edit images that
are stored in a computer.
1
, Start up your computer, and insert the
supplied CD-ROM into the CD-ROM
drive.
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.
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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.
• The display settings should be 800 × 600 dots or more and
High Color (16-bit color, 65,000 colors) or more. When set
to less than 800 × 600 dots or 256 colors or less, the install
title screen does not appear.
Click here
2
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, 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
60
Click here
4
Click here
, Click [Next]. When the “Information”
screen appears, click [Next].
, 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.
The installation is completed. Your computer restarts.
Click here
5
The “Welcome to the InstallShield Wizard” screen
appears.
• You can use the “Image Transfer” software to copy images to
your computer automatically when you connect the camera
to your computer with the supplied USB cable.
• 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.
Click here
, Click [Next]. When “License Agreement”
screen appears, click [Yes].
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, Click [Image Transfer] on the title
screen.
Select [English] then click [OK].
6
Read the agreement carefully. You must accept the
terms of the agreement in order to proceed with
installation.
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7
, Click [Next].
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Click here
8
Click here
, Select the folder to be installed, then
click [Next].
Select the program folder, then click
[Next].
9
Click here
The “Image Transfer” driver installation starts. When
the installation is completed, the screen informs you of
completion.
Click here
, Click [Finish].
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, Confirm if the checkbox is checked on
the “Image Transfer Settings” screen,
then click [Next].
10
The “InstallShield Wizard” screen closes.
If you wish to continue with the installation of
“ImageMixer,” follow the procedure that begins on
page 64.
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Click here
Click here
11
12
, Click [PIXELA ImageMixer] on the title
screen.
, Select [English] then click [OK].
The “Choose Setup Language” 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.
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The “Welcome to the InstallShield Wizard” screen
appears.
Click here
13
Click here
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.
, Click [OK].
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, Follow instructions on each succeeding
screen.
14
The “Microsoft DirectX8.0a Setup” screen appears.
• When using Windows XP, you need not install DirectX.
Restart your computer and proceed to page 66.
• You do not need to install “DirectX” again if “DirectX Ver.
8.0a” or later is already installed in your computer.
• If DirectX8.0a or a later version is not installed in your
computer, the “Information” screen appears.
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Click here
15
16
, Click [Install] at the “DirectX(R) Setup”
screen, then when the “DirectX Setup”
screen appears, click [OK].
, Remove the CD-ROM.
DirectX installation starts. When installation is
complete, your computer restarts.
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Then, you can establish the USB connection.
2 Preparing your camera
1
“Memory Stick”
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, Insert the “Memory Stick” with the
images you want to copy into the
camera.
2
, Turn on your computer.
• 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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3 Connecting your camera to your computer
1
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2
, Open the jack cover, and connect the
supplied USB cable to your camera.
, Connect the other end of the USB cable
to your computer.
• Operations are not guaranteed when using a USB
hub.
The camera is on.
• Even if there are no batteries in the camera, most computers
that are recommended for use with this camera can supply
power to the camera through the USB connection. (USB Bus
Powered)
• 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 72.
USB MODE:NORMAL
3
• If “USB MODE: NORMAL” is not shown in step 3,
confirm that [USB] is set to [NORMAL] in [ ] (page 89).
• In USB mode, the POWER button, lens cover and other
controls on the camera do not function.
When the access lamp is lit up, it means that
image data is being read or written. Never
remove the “Memory Stick” or disconnect the
USB cable at this time, as the data may be
damaged.
For Windows 2000, Me, or XP users
1 Double-click
on the tasktray.
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“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.
Disconnecting the USB cable from
your computer or removing the
“Memory Stick” from your camera
during USB connection
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
• You can change the “Image Transfer” settings at the SETUP
screen.
• When using Windows XP, see page 72.
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].
If the checkbox is checked on the “Image Transfer
Settings” screen in step 9 on page 63, “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.
When “Image Transfer” does not launch automatically,
double-click the “Image Transfer” icon in the tasktray
to launch “Image Transfer.”
• 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.
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The contents of the “Memory Stick” inserted in
your camera appear.
• This section describes an example of copying images to
the “My Documents” folder.
• When the “Removable Disk” icon is not shown, see
page 71.
b Double-click [DCIM], then double-click
[100MSDCF].
The “100MSDCF” folder opens.
• The “100MSDCF” folder contains the still image files
you shot using your camera.
• The folder names vary depending on the type of images
they contain (page 74).
c Drag and drop the image files into the
“My Documents” folder.
The image files are copied to the “My
Documents” folder.
• When you try to copy an image to a folder in which an
image with the same file name is stored, 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
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1 Right-click [My Computer], then click [Properties].
The “System Properties” screen appears.
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].
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 58).
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4 Copying images
Copying images using “Image Transfer”
Windows XP is set so that the OS Auto Playback
Wizard activates. Follow the procedure below to cancel
the setting.
* This procedure does not need to be performed for subsequent
image downloads.
a Connect the camera and your computer
with a USB cable (page 68).
b Click [Start], then click [My Computer].
c Right-click [Sony MemoryStick], then
click [Properties].
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d Cancel the setting.
1 Set [Content type] to [Pictures].
2 Check [Select an action to perform] under
[Actions], select [Take no action], then click
[Apply].
3 Set [Content type] to [Video files] and [Mixed
content], and repeat step 2.
4 Click [OK].
The [Properties] screen closes.
e Disconnect and then reconnect the USB
cable (page 69).
“Image Transfer” starts up automatically and the
images are automatically copied to the computer.
Copying images using the Windows XP
copy wizard
a Click [Copy pictures to a folder on my
computer using Microsoft Scanner and
Camera Wizard], then click [OK].
The “Scanner and Camera Wizard” screen
appears.
• When performing the steps on page 68, the copy
wizard appears on the desktop of your computer.
b Click [Next].
c Click the checkbox of images that you
do not want to copy to your computer
and remove the checkmark, then click
[Next].
Image copying starts. When the copying is
completed, the “Other Options” screen appears.
• The images are copied into the “My Documents”
folder as an example.
e Select [Nothing. I’m finished working
with these pictures], then click [Next].
The “Completing the Scanner and Camera
Wizard” screen appears.
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The images stored on the “Memory Stick” are
displayed.
d Specify the image group names to be
copied and the copy destination, then
click [Next].
f Click [Finish].
The wizard closes.
• To continue copying other images, disconnect
the USB cable and reconnect it. Then, perform
the procedure from step 1 again.
The “Picture Name and Destination” screen
appears.
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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 containing
movie data
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Folder
File name
File meaning
100MSDCF
DSC0ssss.JPG
Still image file recorded normally
Still image file recorded in Burst mode (page 38)
MOML0001
MOV0ssss.MPG
Movie file recorded normally (page 48)
5 Viewing the images on your computer
1
, Double-click the desired image file.
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, Double-click [My Documents] on the
desktop.
2
The image is displayed.
The “My Documents” folder contents are displayed.
• This section describes the procedure for copying images to
the “My Documents” folder on pages 70 and 72.
• 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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For Macintosh users
Follow the steps below, according to your OS.
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OS
Steps
Mac OS 8.5.1/8.6/9.0
Steps 1 to 5
Mac OS 9.1/9.2/Mac OS X
(v10.0/v10.1)
Steps 2 to 5
6 When the message for confirmation is shown, click
“OK.”
7 Select the desired language.
8 Follow the instructions on each succeeding screen.
9 Restart your computer and remove the CD-ROM
from the CD-ROM drive.
1 Installing the USB driver and
ImageMixer
2 Preparing your camera
* For Mac OS 8.5.1, 8.6, or 9.0 users only
For details, see page 67.
1 Turn on your computer, and set the supplied CDROM into the CD-ROM drive.
The “PIXELA ImageMixer” 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.
Removing the USB cable from your computer or
the “Memory Stick” from your camera during a
USB connection
Drag and drop the drive icon of the “Memory Stick” 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.
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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.”
3 Double-click “100MSDCF.”
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.
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Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
If you experience trouble with your camera, try the
following solutions.
1 First check the items on the tables below. If code
displays “C:ss:ss” appear on the LCD
screen, the self-diagnostics display
function is working (page 86).
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.
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 14).
—
• The batteries are dead (page 93).
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p Install charged batteries (page 16).
p Wipe any dirt off from them with a dry cloth
(page 16).
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.
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 93).
—
You cannot turn on the
camera.
• The batteries are not installed correctly.
p Install the batteries correctly (page 16).
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 16).
p Replace the batteries with a new one.
p Replace them with charged batteries (page 16).
Shooting images
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 48).
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 36).
p Set it to other modes (page 34).
• The vivid nature mode is selected for the
Scene Selection function.
• The Focus preset function is selected.
Troubleshooting
Symptom
p Set it to [AUTO] (page 37).
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 40).
Vertical streaks appear when
you are shooting a very bright
subject.
• The smear phenomenon is occurring.
p This is not a malfunction.
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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 92).
• 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.
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.
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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 48).
p Set it to STILL.
p Set the flash to auto (no indicator),
(Redeye reduction) or (Forced flash) (page 32).
p Set the flash to (Forced flash) (page 32).
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).
(Red-eye reduction)
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 43).
—
The image cannot be played
back on a computer.
—
p See page 83.
You cannot display a print
mark.
• You cannot display print marks on
moving images.
—
Deleting images
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 92).
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 54).
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 92).
Troubleshooting
Symptom
p Format the “Memory Stick.”
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Computers
Symptom
Cause
Solution
You do not know if the OS of
your computer is compatible.
—
p Check “Recommended computer
environment” (page 56).
You cannot install the USB
driver.
—
p In Windows 2000, log on as Administrators
(authorized Administrators) (page 59).
p—
• You are attempting to install the USB
driver on a machine that is not running a
supported OS.
Your computer does not
recognize your camera.
• 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.
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• 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 68).
p Disconnect the USB cable, and connect it
again firmly. Make sure that “USB MODE” is
displayed on the LCD screen (pages 68 and
89).
p Set it to [NORMAL] (page 89).
p Disconnect the USB cables except for the ones
connected to the keyboard, the mouse, and
your camera.
p Install the USB driver (page 58).
p Delete the device which is not recognized, then
install the USB driver (pages 58 and 71).
p Insert a “Memory Stick.”
p Connect the camera and your computer correctly
using the USB cable (page 68).
p Follow the designated copy procedure for your
OS (page 56).
p If you are using the “PIXELA ImageMixer for
Sony” application software, click on HELP.
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, or
use a hub with output of 500 mA.
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.
—
• 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
(pages 70, 72 and 77).
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 more
High Color (16 bits, 65 000
colors) or more
Macintosh: 800 × 600 dots or more
32 000 colors or more
Troubleshooting
The image is interrupted by
noise when you view a movie
on a computer.
“Memory Stick”
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 92).
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 92).
p Delete unnecessary images (page 52).
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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 built-in microcomputer is not
working properly.
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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.
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 78). (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 (page 96).
The lens gets fogged.
• Moisture condensation has occurred.
p Turn off the camera and wait for about an hour
at the room temperature for the moisture to
evaporate before use (page 91).
Warnings and messages
The following messages appear on the LCD screen.
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 92).
• 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 54).
MEMORY STICK LOCKED
• The write-protect switch on the “Memory Stick” is set to the LOCK position. Set it to
the recording position (page 92).
NO MEMORY SPACE
• The capacity of the “Memory Stick” is insufficient. You cannot record images. Delete
unnecessary images (page 52).
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 mark to a file that contains a movie or that was
created by another device.
Troubleshooting
Message
• 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.
LENS COVER CLOSED
• The lens cover is closed when the mode switch is set to STILL or MOVIE.
SHOOTING ERROR
• Change the image size and try the shooting again.
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Self-diagnostics display
– If a code starting with an alphabet letter appears
Your camera has a self-diagnostics display. This
function displays the camera condition on the LCD
screen with a combination of a letter and four numerical
digits. If this occurs, check the following code chart and
attempt the corresponding corrective actions. The last
two digits (indicated by ss) will differ depending on
the state of the camera.
C:32:ss
Self-diagnostics display
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
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Corrective action
An unformatted “Memory Stick” is inserted.
• Format the “Memory Stick” (page 54).
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 78) 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
Sony service facility and inform them of the 5-digit
code. (Example: E61:10)
Additional information
Menu items
When the mode switch is set to STILL (when [
] is selected)
Item
Setting
Description
SIZE·BURST
x1280×960 / 640×480 / BURST
Selects the image size when shooting still images (pages 23 and
38).
FOCUS
xAUTO /
Selects the auto focus method or sets the focus preset (page 36).
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 40).
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 40).
1.0 m /
Additional information
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.
Description
0.2 m /
0.5 m /
Selects the auto focus method or sets the focus preset (page 36).
∞
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When the mode switch is set to PLAY (when [
] is selected)
Item
Setting
Description
DELETE
OK
CANCEL
– Deletes the displayed image (page 52).
– Cancels deleting of the image.
DELETE ALL
OK
CANCEL
– Deletes all images (page 52).
– Cancels deleting of the image.
INDEX / SINGLE
—
Switches between four-image display and single image display.
PRINT
ON / OFF
Marks/unmarks the print mark on still images you want to print
(page 46).
* The following menus are available no matter what position
the mode switch is in.
When [
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] 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.
When [
] is selected
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
– 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.
USB
xNORMAL / PTP
Switches the USB mode (page 57).
LANG /
/ JPN
xENGLISH
– Displays the menu items, warnings and messages in Japanese.
– Displays the menu items, warnings and messages in English.
When [
Additional information
Item
] 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 54).
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Using your camera abroad
Precautions
Power sources
On cleaning
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].
Cleaning the LCD screen
BC-CS1
• Do not use an electronic transformer (travel converter), as
this may cause a malfunction.
Wipe the screen surface with an LCD cleaning kit (not
supplied) to remove fingerprints, dust, etc.
Cleaning the lens
Wipe the lens with a soft cloth to remove fingerprints,
dust, etc.
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.
Note on operating temperature
Your camera is designed for use between the
temperatures of 0°C and 40°C (32°F and 104°F).
Shooting in extremely cold or hot places that exceed
this range is not recommended.
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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.
Additional information
On moisture condensation
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.
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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.
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.
* MagicGate is copyright protection technology that uses
encryption technology.
• Do not remove the “Memory Stick” while reading or writing
data.
• When you carry or store the “Memory Stick,” put it in the
case supplied with it.
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• 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
• Data may be damaged in a location subject to the effects of
static electricity or noise.
• Do not attach any other material than the supplied label on
the labeling position.
• 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.
On Nickel Metal Hydride batteries
Battery life
• 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.
• 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.
Additional information
Effective use of the battery
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Specifications
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System
Connector
Image device 6.65 mm (1/2.7 type) color CCD
Primary color filter
Total pixels number of camera
Approx. 1 340 000 pixels
Effective pixels number of camera
Approx. 1 260 000 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 formats Still 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)
USB jack
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)
1.25 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 85 × 29 × 40 mm
(3 3/8 × 1 3/16 × 1 5/8 inches)
(W/H/D, protruding portions not included)
Mass
118 g (4.2 oz) (AAA Nickel Metal Hydride
batteries, “Memory Stick,” and neck strap
included)
BC-CS1 Ni-MH battery charger
Additional information
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)
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.
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LCD screen displays
When shooting still images
1
6
2
7
3
1280
SLRZ
400
C:32:ss
8
9
0
4
qa
5
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A AE/AF indicator (27)
B Battery remaining indicator (15)
C Flash mode indicator (32)
Red-eye reduction indicator (32)
D Picture effect indicator (40)
E Focus preset indicator (36)
F Image size indicator (23, 38)
G Remaining “Memory Stick” capacity
indicator
H Scene selection indicator (34)
I Remaining number of recordable images
indicator
J Self-diagnostics function indicator (86)
K Self-timer indicator (30)
L Low battery warning indicator (15)
qs
Page numbers in parentheses indicate the location of
additional important information.
When shooting movies
6
2
7
STBY
3
SLRZ
12:55
C:32:ss
8
Recording mode indicator (48)
Battery remaining indicator (15)
Picture effect indicator (40)
Focus preset indicator (36)
Low battery warning indicator (15)
Status indicator (48)
Remaining “Memory Stick” capacity
indicator
H Recording time [maximum recordable
time] indicator (50)
I Self-diagnostics function indicator (86)
J Self-timer indicator (30)
4
9
5
0
Page numbers in parentheses indicate the location of
additional important information.
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Additional information
1
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
When playing back still images
When playing back moving images
4
1
3
1
1280
11/12
2
6/8
0:12
4
10:30AM
5
5
3
A
B
C
D
E
100-0011
2002 7 4
2
9:30AM
6
Image size indicator (25)
Print mark indicator (46)
File name (42)
Image number
Number of images recorded in “Memory
Stick”
F Recording date of the playback image
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MOV00006
2002 7 4
A Recording mode indicator (48)
B File name (50)
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.
Index
A
Access lamp .......................................................................... 23
AE/AF lock ........................................................................... 26
Auto Focus ............................................................................ 28
Auto power-off function ....................................................... 19
B
Battery
charging time ................................................................... 15
preparing batteries ........................................................... 12
remaining indicator .......................................................... 15
Battery life ............................................................................ 17
BEEP .................................................................................... 89
Burst ..................................................................................... 38
C
Computer
copying images ...........................................................56, 70
Image Transfer ..................................................................61
ImageMixer ......................................................................64
USB cable .........................................................................68
USB driver ........................................................................58
Control button .......................................................................11
Copying images ...............................................................56, 70
D
Deleting images .....................................................................52
DPOF .....................................................................................46
E
EXEC ....................................................................................24
Exif ........................................................................................94
Charging
charging the batteries ....................................................... 12
charging time ................................................................... 15
Cleaning ................................................................................ 90
Clock set ............................................................................... 20
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F
L
File
file names ......................................................................... 74
image file storage destinations ......................................... 74
Flash
Red-eye reduction ................................................ 32, 33, 34
selecting a flash mode ...................................................... 32
Focusing
focus preset ....................................................................... 36
shooting (using auto adjustment mode) ........................... 26
Formatting a “Memory Stick” ............................................... 54
LCD screen
DISPLAY ................................................................... 29, 96
LCD LIGHT .................................................................... 28
I
Image
copying images to your computer .............................. 56, 70
file names ......................................................................... 74
image file storage destinations ......................................... 74
image size ............................................................. 23, 25, 87
Index screen .......................................................................... 44
Installation
Image Transfer ................................................................. 61
ImageMixer ...................................................................... 64
USB driver ........................................................................ 58
J
JPEG ...................................................................................... 26
100
M
“Memory Stick”
formatting a “Memory Stick” .......................................... 54
inserting/removing a “Memory Stick” ............................. 22
number of images that can be saved/shooting time ... 25, 50
MENU ................................................................................... 23
Menu settings ........................................................................ 87
Mode switch .......................................................................... 10
Moisture condensation .......................................................... 91
Movie
shooting movies ............................................................... 48
shooting time .................................................................... 18
viewing movies on the LCD screen ................................. 50
viewing the images on your computer ............................. 75
MPEG ............................................................................. 48, 74
P
Picture effect ......................................................................... 40
POWER ................................................................................ 19
Power
batteries ............................................................................ 12
inserting the batteries ....................................................... 16
ON/OFF ........................................................................... 19
Precautions ........................................................................... 90
Print mark ............................................................................. 46
R
Red-eye reduction ..................................................... 32, 33, 34
RESET button ................................................................. 78, 86
S
SCENE ................................................................................. 35
Scene Selection (SCENE) .................................................... 34
Self-diagnostics display ........................................................ 86
Self-timer .............................................................................. 29
Setting
date and time .................................................................... 20
image size ........................................................................ 23
menu items ....................................................................... 87
Setting the date and time ...................................................... 20
Shooting mode
auto adjustment mode .......................................................26
Burst .................................................................................38
movie ................................................................................48
Single image screen ...............................................................43
Still image playback
Viewing the images on your computer .............................75
Still image shooting
auto focus .........................................................................26
image size .........................................................................23
number of images that can be saved .................................25
picture effect .....................................................................40
Scene Selection .................................................................34
using auto adjustment mode .............................................26
using the flash ...................................................................32
using the self-timer ...........................................................29
Still image viewing
index screen ......................................................................44
single image screen ..........................................................43
viewing images on an LCD screen ...................................42
viewing images on your computer ...................................75
SXGA ..............................................................................17, 18
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U
USB ................................................................................. 56, 69
USB Bus Powered ................................................................. 57
Using your camera abroad .................................................... 90
V
VGA ................................................................................ 17, 18
Viewing the images on your computer .................................. 75
Viewing movies on the LCD screen ...................................... 50
W
Warnings and notice messages .............................................. 85
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