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Getting started ________________________
Digital Still Camera
Shooting still images __________________
Viewing still images ___________________
Operating Instructions
Before operating the unit, please read this manual thoroughly, and retain
it for future reference.
Enjoying movies ______________________
Owner’s Record
Deleting images _______________________
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 images on your computer ______
Model No. DSC-U30
Troubleshooting ______________________
Serial No.
Additional information _________________
Index ______________________________
DSC-U30
© 2003 Sony Corporation
WARNING
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do
not expose the unit to rain or
moisture.
If you have any questions about this product,
you may call:
Sony Customer Information Services Center
1-800-222-SONY (7669)
The number below is for the FCC related
matters only.
For the Customers in the U.S.A.
Regulatory Information
Declaration of Conformity
This symbol is intended to
alert the user to the presence
of uninsulated “dangerous
voltage” within the product’s
enclosure that may be of
sufficient magnitude to
constitute a risk of electric
shock to persons.
This symbol is intended to
alert the user to the presence
of important operating and
maintenance (servicing)
instructions in the literature
accompanying the appliance.
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Trade Name:
SONY
Model No.:
DSC-U30
Responsible Party:Sony Electronics Inc.
Address:
680 Kinderkamack
Road, Oradell, NJ 07649
U.S.A.
Telephone No.: 201-930-6972
This device complies with Part 15 of the
FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) This device
may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
CAUTION
You are cautioned that any changes or
modifications not expressly approved in this
manual could void your authority to operate
this equipment.
Note:
This equipment has been tested and found to
comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses, and can radiate
radio frequency energy and, if not installed
and used in accordance with the instructions,
may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does
cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined
by turning the equipment off and on, the user
is encouraged to try to correct the interference
by one or more of the following measures:
– Reorient or relocate the receiving
antenna.
– Increase the separation between the
equipment and receiver.
– Connect the equipment into an outlet on a
circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
– Consult the dealer or an experienced
radio/TV technician for help.
The supplied interface cable must be used
with the equipment in order to comply with
the limits for a digital device pursuant to
Subpart B of Part 15 of FCC Rules.
For the Customers in the U.S.A.
and Canada
RECYCLING NICKEL METAL
HYDRIDE BATTERIES
Nickel Metal Hydride
batteries are recyclable.
You can help preserve our
environment by returning your
used rechargeable batteries to
the collection and recycling location
nearest you.
For more information regarding recycling
of rechargeable batteries, call toll free
1-800-822-8837, or visit
http://www.rbrc.org/
CAUTION:
Do not handle damaged or leaking Nickel
Metal Hydride batteries.
CAUTION
TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, MATCH
WIDE BLADE OF PLUG TO WIDE SLOT,
FULLY INSERT.
Notice for the customers in the
United Kingdom
A moulded plug complying with BS1363 is fitted
to this equipment for your safety and
convenience.
Should the fuse in the plug supplied need to be
replaced, a fuse of the same rating as the supplied
one and approved by ASTA or BSI to BS1362
(i.e., marked with
or
mark) must be used.
If the plug supplied with this equipment has a
detachable fuse cover, be sure to attach the fuse
cover after you change the fuse. Never use the
plug without the fuse cover. If you should lose the
fuse cover, please contact your nearest Sony
service station.
Attention for the Customers in
Europe
This product has been tested and found
compliant with the limits sets out in the EMC
Directive for using connection cables shorter
than 3 meters (9.8 feet).
Attention
The electromagnetic fields at the specific
frequencies may influence the picture of this
camera.
Notice
If static electricity or electromagnetism causes
data transfer to discontinue midway (fail),
restart the application or disconnect and
connect the USB cable again.
Certain countries may regulate disposal of the
battery used to power this product. Please
consult with your local authority.
“Memory Stick”
N50
For the Customers in the U.S.A.
THIS DEVICE COMPLIES WITH PART 15
OF THE FCC RULES. OPERATION IS
SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING TWO
CONDITIONS:
(1) THIS DEVICE MAY NOT CAUSE
HARMFUL INTERFERENCE, AND
(2) THIS DEVICE MUST ACCEPT ANY
INTERFERENCE RECEIVED,
INCLUDING INTERFERENCE THAT MAY
CAUSE UNDESIRED OPERATION.
For the Customers in Canada
THIS CLASS B DIGITAL APPARATUS
COMPLIES WITH CANADIAN ICES-003.
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How to hold the
camera
Clean the flash surface before use
Trademarks
The heat of flash emission may cause dirt on the
flash surface to become discolored or to stick to
the flash surface, resulting in insufficient light
emission.
• “Memory Stick,”
and “MagicGate
Memory Stick” are trademarks of Sony
Corporation.
• “Memory Stick Duo” and
are trademarks of Sony Corporation.
• “Memory Stick PRO” 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, iBook and Power Mac are
trademarks or registered trademarks of Apple
Computer, Inc.
• Pentium is a trademark or a registered
trademark of Intel Corporation.
• In addition, system and product names used in
this manual are, in general, trademarks or
registered trademarks of their respective
developers or manufacturers. However, the ™
or ® marks are not used in all cases in this
manual.
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 72 and follow the instructions on how to
remove it before using the camera.
Do not expose the camera to sand or
dust
Using the camera in sandy or dusty locations may
cause malfunction.
Note on the camera locations
Do not use the camera near a location that
generates strong radio wave or emits radiation.
The camera may not be able to record or play
back properly.
When shooting an image with the camera, be
careful not to obstruct the flash or the lens with
your fingers.
The pictures used in this manual
The photographs used as examples of pictures in
this manual are reproduced images, and are not
actual images shot using this camera.
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Table of contents
Before using your camera ......................... 4
How to hold the camera ............................ 5
Identifying the parts .................................. 8
Getting started
Preparing batteries .................................. 10
Charging the batteries ............................. 10
Inserting the batteries.............................. 12
Using your camera abroad ...................... 14
Turning on/off your camera .................... 14
How to use the buttons............................ 15
Setting the date and time......................... 15
Shooting still images
Inserting and removing a
“Memory Stick” ............................. 17
Setting the still image size ...................... 18
Image size ............................................... 19
Basic still image shooting
— Using auto adjustment mode ..... 20
Using the self-timer ............................ 22
Selecting a flash mode ........................ 23
Creating or selecting a folder.................. 24
Creating a new folder ......................... 25
Selecting the recording folder............. 26
Shooting according to scene conditions
— Scene Selection.......................... 28
Setting the distance to the subject
— Focus preset............................... 30
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Shooting five images continuously
— Burst .......................................... 31
Adding special effects
— Picture Effect ............................ 32
Viewing still images
Viewing still images on the LCD
screen ............................................. 34
Viewing single images ....................... 34
Viewing an index screen
(four-image) ................................... 35
Selecting the folder and playing back
images — Folder............................ 36
Enlarging an image
— Enlarged playback..................... 38
Choosing images to print
— Print (DPOF) mark.................... 39
Enjoying movies
Shooting movies ..................................... 41
Viewing movies on the LCD screen....... 42
Deleting images
Deleting images ...................................... 44
Formatting a “Memory Stick” ................ 45
Enjoying images on your
computer
Copying images to your computer
— For Windows users ....................47
Installing the USB driver ....................48
Installing “Image Transfer” ................49
Installing “ImageMixer” .....................50
Connecting the camera to
your computer.................................51
Copying images using
“Image Transfer” ............................52
Changing “Image Transfer” settings...53
Copying images without using
“Image Transfer” ............................53
Viewing images on your computer.....54
Image file storage destinations and
file names........................................55
Copying images to your computer
— For Macintosh users ..................56
Creating a Video CD using
“ImageMixer”.................................58
Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting ......................................59
Warnings and messages ..........................66
Self-diagnosis display
— If a code starting with an
alphabet letter appears ....................68
Additional information
Menu items..............................................69
Precautions ..............................................72
On “Memory Stick” ................................74
On Nickel-Metal Hydride batteries.........75
On the battery charger.............................76
Specifications ..........................................77
LCD screen displays ...............................78
Index
Index........................................................80
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Identifying the parts
See the pages in parentheses for details of operation.
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Attaching the
neck strap
6
1
7
2
8
3
9
4
0
qa
5
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A LCD screen
B
(Flash charge) lamp (orange)
(24)
C MENU button (15)
D Control button
Menu on: v/V (15)
Menu off: /SCENE (23, 28)
E EXEC/ (Enlarged playback)
button (15, 38)
F Hook for neck strap
G Battery/“Memory Stick” cover
H OPEN button (12)
I Access lamp (17)
J
(USB) jack (51)
K USB jack cover
L RESET button (bottom surface)
(59)
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Getting started
Preparing batteries
Charging the batteries
Use the following batteries in this camera.
CHARGE lamp
To the wall outlet
(wall socket)
Acceptable batteries
HR11/45: HR03 (size AAA) Nickel-Metal
Hydride batteries (2)
– NH-AAA-DA (2) (supplied)
– NH-AAA-2DA 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.
1
, Insert Nickel-Metal Hydride
batteries into the battery
charger (supplied) with the
correct polarity +/–.
For details on the supplied battery charger,
see page 76.
• You cannot use any battery other than a
Nickel-Metal Hydride battery. Also, operations
are not guaranteed when using a Nickel-Metal
Hydride battery from a manufacturer other than
Sony.
• Be sure to charge the Nickel-Metal Hydride
batteries supplied with your camera before
using them for the first time.
• Connect the battery charger to an easily
accessible wall outlet (wall socket) close by.
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2
Power cord
(mains lead)
, Connect the battery 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.
• Even if the CHARGE lamp is not lit, the battery
charger is not disconnected from the AC power
source (mains) as long as it is connected to the
wall outlet (wall socket). If some trouble occurs
while using the battery charger, immediately
shut off the power by disconnecting the plug
from the wall outlet (wall socket).
• 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 battery charger.
Charging time
Charging time
NH-AAA-DA × 2 (supplied) Approx. 6 hours
This represents the time required to charge
fully depleted Nickel-Metal Hydride
batteries using the supplied battery charger
in an environment where the ambient
temperature is 25°C (77°F).
• It takes about six hours to completely charge
the batteries. The CHARGE lamp may remain
lit longer than six hours, but this is not a
malfunction.
• If you use the BC-CSQ2 battery charger
supplied with the STAMINA “Super Quick
charge” kit (not supplied), the batteries will
charge faster.
Charging time for Size AAA Nickel-Metal
Hydride batteries
2 batteries: Approx. 1 hour 25 minutes
4 batteries: Approx. 2 hours 50 minutes
• 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.
• Always use the supplied case 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.
• At the time of purchase, or when the
Nickel-Metal Hydride batteries have not 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, repeatedly using
up the batteries fully, and then charging them,
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 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. These may cause leakage, explosion, or
heat-up of the battery, and personal scald or
injury may be caused. These may cause a
malfunction of the battery charger.
Getting started
Nickel-Metal Hydride
battery
Notes on the Nickel-Metal
Hydride batteries
* The “memory effect” – the situation in which
the capacity of the battery is temporarily
lowered.
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Inserting the batteries
1
, Open the battery/“Memory
Stick” cover.
Slide the cover in the direction of the arrow
1 while pressing OPEN. The battery/
“Memory Stick” cover opens in the
direction of the arrow 2.
2
, Insert the batteries.
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
on 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.
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.
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Battery life and number of
images that can be recorded/
viewed
As the battery power decreases with use, the
battery remaining indicator displays the
amount of power remaining using the
following symbols.
The tables show the approximate battery
life and the number of images that can be
recorded/viewed with fully charged
batteries at a temperature of 25°C (77°F) in
auto adjustment mode. The numbers of
images that can be recorded/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.
Battery
remaining
indicator
Battery remaining
guidelines
Sufficient power remaining
Battery half full
Battery low, recording/
playback will stop soon.
Change the batteries for fully
charged ones, or charge these
batteries.
(The warning indicator flashes.)
• If the LCD screen display is off, set
[DISPLAY] in [ ] to [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.
Shooting still images
Under the average conditions
1)
NH-AAA-DA (2) (supplied)
Image
LCD No. of
Battery
size
LIGHT images
life (min.)
ON
Approx. 150 Approx. 75
2.0M
OFF Approx. 170 Approx. 85
ON
Approx. 150 Approx. 75
VGA
OFF Approx. 170 Approx. 85
1) Shooting in the following situations:
– Shooting one time every 30 seconds
– The flash strobes once every two times
– The power turns on and off once every ten
times.
Viewing still images2)
Image
size
2.0M
VGA
NH-AAA-DA (2) (supplied)
No. of
Battery life
images
(min.)
Approx. 3000 Approx. 150
Approx. 3000 Approx. 150
2) Viewing single images in order at about 3second intervals with [LCD LIGHT] set to
[ON]
Getting started
Battery remaining indicator
(When using Nickel-Metal
Hydride batteries)
Shooting movies3)
NH-AAA-DA (2) (supplied)
LCD LIGHT
Continuous
recording ON
OFF
Battery life
(min.)
Approx. 80
Approx. 90
3) 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 capacity decreases as you use it
more and more and as time passes (page 75).
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Using your camera
abroad
Power sources
You can use your camera in any country or
region 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].
Turning on/off your camera
Auto power-off function
POWER
POWER lamp
POWER
BC-CS2A/CS2B
• Do not use an electronic transformer (travel
converter), as this may cause a malfunction.
, Slide the lens cover in the
direction of the arrow or press
the POWER.
The POWER lamp (green) lights up and the
power is on. When you turn on your camera
for the first time, the DATE NOTATION
screen appears on the LCD screen
(page 15).
To turn off the power
Slide the lens cover in the opposite direction
of the arrow or press the POWER again.
The POWER lamp goes out, and the camera
turns off.
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• Slide the lens cover closed until it clicks into
place.
• If you open the lens cover too quickly, the
camera might not turn on. If this happens, close
the cover and then open it again more slowly.
If you do not operate the camera for about
three minutes, the camera turns off
automatically to prevent wearing down the
batteries.
However, the auto power-off function will
not operate when the camera is connected to
a computer with the USB cable.
How to use the
buttons
Setting the date and time
Getting started
Control
button
EXEC/
MENU
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 to display the
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.
, Slide the lens cover in the
direction of the arrow or press
the POWER to turn on the
power.
, Select the desired date display
format with v/V on the control
button, then press EXEC.
Select from [Y/M/D] (year/month/day),
[M/D/Y] (month/day/year) or [D/M/Y]
The POWER lamp (green) lights up and the
(day/month/year). Then DATE&TIME
DATE NOTATION screen appears on the
SET screen
. appears on the LrDsn8(eb)37T*(o)5.7(D)-4
LCD screen.
When the setting is complete, press MM
• To change the date and time, press MENU and
select [DATE&TIME SET] in [CLOCK SET]
under [ ] (page 71), then perform step 3.
When the setting is complete, press MENU so
that the CLOCK SET screen disappears from
the LCD screen.
• This operation is available no matter what
position the mode switch is in.
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DATE&TIME SET
Y/M/D
2003
DATE&TIME SET
Y/M/D
1 1 12:00 AM
2003
7 4 10:30 AM
OK
CANCEL
3
EXEC/
EXEC/
, Set the numeric value with v/V
on the control button, then
press EXEC.
, Select [OK] with 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.
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4
• If you make a mistake, select [CANCEL] in
step 4 to display the DATE NOTATION
screen, then repeat the procedure from step 2.
• To cancel the date and time setting, select
[CANCEL], then press EXEC.
Shooting still images
Inserting and removing a “Memory Stick”
Terminal side
, Open the battery/“Memory
Stick” cover.
Slide the cover in the direction of the arrow
1 while pressing OPEN. The battery/
“Memory Stick” cover opens in the
direction of the arrow 2.
• For details on the “Memory Stick,” see page 74.
2
Label side
, Insert the “Memory Stick.”
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.
3
Access lamp
, Close the battery/“Memory
Stick” cover.
Shooting still images
1
To remove a “Memory Stick”
Open the battery/“Memory Stick” cover,
then push the “Memory Stick” to pop it out.
• When the access lamp is lit up, it means
that image data is being read or written.
Never open the battery/“Memory Stick”
cover or turn off the power at this time,
as the data may be damaged.
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Setting the still image size
SIZE • BURST
RETURN
SIZE• BURST 2.0M
FOCUS
AUTO
SELFTIMER OFF
P.EFFECT OFF
RETURN
SIZE • BURST 2.0M
FOCUS
AUTO
SELFTIMER OFF
OFF
P.EFFECT
2.0M
VGA
VGA BURST
2.0M
VGA
MENU
1
, Set the mode switch to
, and
turn on the power, then press
MENU.
The menu appears on the LCD screen.
• Open the lens cover when closed.
2
EXEC/
, Select [ ] with v on the
control button, then press
EXEC.
Select [SIZE·BURST] with v/V
on the control button, then
press EXEC.
The image size is displayed.
• For details on the image size, see page 19.
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3
EXEC/
, 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.
Image size
Image size
Examples
Number of images that can be saved in a “Memory Stick”
(Units: number of images)
Capacity
Image size
8MB
16MB 32MB 64MB 128MB MSX-256 MSX-512 MSX-1G
2.0M
14
29
60
122
245
445
906
1851
VGA
80
161
326
656
1316
2380
4840
9880
• When the images recorded using earlier Sony
models are played back, the image size
indication may be different from the actual
image size.
• 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.
• When the number of remaining shooting
images is greater than 9,999, >9999 indicator
appears on the LCD screen.
Shooting still images
You can choose the image size (number of
pixels) according to the kind of images you
want to shoot. The larger you make the
image size, the better your image, but also
the larger the amount of data needed to
preserve your image. This means you can
save fewer images in your “Memory Stick.”
Choose an image size appropriate for the
kind of images you want to shoot.
You can choose from the following table.
The below image size is a minimum setting
for examples.
2.0M 1632×1224 Printing A5 size images
VGA 640×480
Creating home pages
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Basic still image shooting — Using auto adjustment mode
2.0M
101
10
1
, Set the mode switch to
, and
slide the lens cover to turn on
the power.
The name of the folder where the image will
be recorded appears on the LCD screen for
approximately five seconds.
• [FOCUS] is set to [AUTO] at the factory.
• The exposure is automatically adjusted.
• This camera can create new folders and select
folders to be stored in the “Memory Stick”
(page 24).
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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.
3
AE/AF lock
indicator
Flashes green
t Lights up
, Press and hold the shutter
button halfway down.
A beep sounds. When the AE/AF lock
indicator changes from flashing to lighted
up, the camera is ready for shooting.
• If you release the shutter button, the recording
will be canceled.
• When the camera does not beep, the AF
adjustment is not complete. You can continue to
shoot, but the focus is not adjusted properly.
• This camera employs an auto-macro AF
function. The minimum focal distance to the
subject is 10 cm (4 inches).
2.0M
, Press the shutter button fully
down.
A beep sounds. When “RECORDING”
disappears from the LCD screen, recording
is complete. The image will be recorded in
the “Memory Stick,” and you can shoot the
next image.
• If you do not operate the camera for about three
minutes during recording or playback, the
camera turns off automatically to prevent
wearing down the batteries (page 14).
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 30).
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.
• The subject is distant from the camera and dark.
• The contrast between the subject and its
background is poor.
• The subject is seen through glass, such as a
window.
• A fast-moving subject.
• The subject reflects or has a lustrous finish,
such as a mirror or a luminous body.
• A flashing subject.
• A backlit subject.
• This camera is equipped with a Hybrid-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.
Shooting still images
4
Auto Focus
21
Using the self-timer
LCD screen display during
shooting
When [DISPLAY] is [ON]
2.0M
101
10
RETURN
SIZE• BURST 2.0M
AUTO
FOCUS
SELFTIMER OFF
P.EFFECT OFF
RETURN
SIZE • BURST 2.0M
AUTO
FOCUS
SELFTIMER OFF
OFF
P.EFFECT
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.
MENU
2
1
, Set the mode switch to
press MENU.
, and
The menu appears on the LCD screen.
• You can also carry out this operation when the
mode switch is set to
.
EXEC/
, Select [ ] with v on the
control button, then press
EXEC.
Select [SELFTIMER] with v/V
on the control button, then
press EXEC.
When [DISPLAY] is [OFF]
• When the mode switch is set to
, select
[ ] with v on the control button.
• For detailed descriptions of the indicators, see
page 78.
• Indicators on the LCD screen are not recorded.
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Selecting a flash mode
SELFTIMER
2.0M
101
2.0M
10
101
10
2.0M
101
10
ON
3
EXEC/
4
Self-timer
lamp
, Select [ON] with v on the
control button, then press
EXEC.
, Center the subject in the LCD
screen and press the shutter
button fully down.
When you press MENU, the menu
disappears and the
(self-timer) indicator
appears on the LCD screen.
The self-timer lamp flashes red and a
continuous 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 or press POWER to
turn off the power.
• If you press the shutter button while standing in
front of the camera, the focus and the exposure
may not be correctly set.
, Set the mode switch to
, and
press v ( ) on the control
button repeatedly to select a
flash mode.
Shooting still images
OFF
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.
(Red-eye reduction): Flash mode is
set to Auto, and the red-eye reduction
operates if the flash strobes.
(Forced flash): The flash strobes
regardless of the surrounding brightness.
(No flash): The flash does not strobe.
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Creating or
selecting a folder
• You cannot use the flash in the Burst mode.
• If the menu is currently displayed, press MENU
first so that the menu disappears.
• The recommended shooting distance using the
flash is approximately 0.5 m to 1.8 m (1 foot
7 3/4 inches to 5 feet 10 3/4 inches).
• 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 you are using
(No flash) mode, the
shutter speed is slower in a dark place. Be
careful not to allow your hand to shake while
holding the unit.
• While charging the flash, the (Flash charge)
lamp flashes. After the charging is complete,
the lamp goes out.
• This setting is maintained even when the power
is turned off.
Red-eye reduction
The flash pre-strobes before shooting to
reduce the red-eye phenomenon.
The
indicator appears on the LCD
screen.
• Up to 4,000 images can be stored in one folder.
When the folder capacity is exceeded, a new
folder is automatically created.
• 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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Your camera can create multiple folders in
a “Memory Stick.” Also, you can select the
folder used to store images.
When not creating a new folder,
“101MSDCF” folder is selected as the
recording folder.
You can create folders up to “999MSDCF.”
Creating a new folder
CREATE REC.FOLDER
CREATING
101
RETURN
FORMAT
CREATE FOLDER
CHANGE FOLDER
102MSDCF
OK
CANCEL
MENU
1
, Set the mode switch to
then press MENU.
2
,
The menu appears on the LCD screen.
• You can also carry out this operation when the
mode switch is set to
.
EXEC/
, Select [ ] with V on the
control button, then press
EXEC.
Select [CREATE FOLDER] with
v/V on the control button, then
press EXEC.
The CREATE REC. FOLDER screen
appears.
• Once you create a new folder, you cannot delete
the new folder with the camera.
• Images are recorded in the newly created folder
until a different folder is created or selected.
3
EXEC/
, Select [OK] with v on the
control button, then press
EXEC.
Shooting still images
RETURN
SIZE • BURST 2.0M
FOCUS
AUTO
SELFTIMER OFF
OFF
P.EFFECT
A new folder is created with a number one
higher than the largest number in the
“Memory Stick,” and the folder becomes
the recording folder.
When you press MENU, the menu
disappears and the created folder is
displayed.
To cancel folder creation
Select [CANCEL] in step 3.
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Selecting the recording folder
CHANGE REC. FOLDER
101
RETURN
FORMAT
CREATE FOLDER
CHANGE FOLDER
RETURN
SIZE • BURST 2.0M
FOCUS
AUTO
SELFTIMER OFF
OFF
P.EFFECT
: 102MSDCF
:
0 IMAGE
CREATED:
2003 7 4
1:05PM
MENU
1
, Set the mode switch to
then press MENU.
2
,
The menu appears on the LCD screen.
• You can also carry out this operation when the
mode switch is set to
.
EXEC/
, Select [ ] with V on the
control button, then press
EXEC.
Select [CHANGE FOLDER]
with V on the control button,
then press EXEC.
The CHANGE REC. FOLDER screen
appears.
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3
EXEC/
, Select the desired folder with
v/V on the control button, then
press EXEC.
• You cannot select the “100MSDCF” folder as a
recording folder.
• The image is stored in the newly selected
folder. You cannot move recorded images to a
different folder with this camera.
CHANGE REC. FOLDER
: 102MSDCF
OK
4
EXEC/
, Select [OK] with v on the
control button, then press
EXEC.
Shooting still images
CANCEL
When you press MENU, the menu
disappears and the selected folder is
displayed.
To cancel changing the recording
folder
Select [CANCEL] in step 4.
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Shooting according to scene conditions — Scene Selection
• When the focus setting is set to [AUTO], the
focus is adjusted to telephoto.
When shooting portraits, landscapes,
twilight scenes, twilight portraits, or
moving subjects, use the modes below to
improve the quality of your images.
Vivid nature mode
Soft snap mode
This 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.
• Note that as shutter speeds decrease, shaking
increases.
• The flash strobes in red-eye reduction mode.
• When setting the focus to [AUTO], the focus is
adjusted to approximately 1 m to
(infinite).
To record subjects closer than 1 m, use the
Focus preset (page 30).
This mode enhances blues and greens such
as the sky, ocean and mountains, letting you
shoot natural landscapes with vivid, striking
colors.
Twilight mode
This mode lets you shoot night scenes at far
distances without losing the dark
atmosphere of the surroundings.
Illumination snap mode
This 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.
• Note that as shutter speeds decrease, shaking
increases.
• The focus setting changes to [
].
• The flash cannot be used in this mode.
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• The focus setting changes to [
].
• The flash cannot be used in this mode.
• When the focus setting is set to [AUTO], the
focus is adjusted to telephoto.
Active outdoor mode
• When setting the focus to [AUTO], the focus is
adjusted to approximately 1 m to
(infinite).
101
10
To cancel Scene Selection
Press V (SCENE) repeatedly to set to No
indicator (Auto).
• If the menu is currently displayed, press MENU
first so that the menu disappears.
• You cannot use the Scene Selection when
shooting movies.
• The setting selected here is not maintained
when the power is turned off.
, Set the mode switch to
, and
press V (SCENE) on the
control button repeatedly to
select a desired mode.
Shooting still images
This mode lets you stop the movement of
your subject and get lively shots of those
moving objects in bright outdoor
conditions.
2.0M
Each time you press V (SCENE), the
indicator changes as follows:
(Soft snap mode) t
(Illumination
snap mode) t
(Twilight mode) t
(Vivid nature mode) t
(Active
outdoor mode) t No indicator (Auto)
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Setting the distance to the subject — Focus preset
When shooting an image using a previously
set distance to the subject, or when shooting
a subject through a net or window glass, it
is difficult to achieve a proper focus using
the auto focus function. The Focus preset is
useful in these cases.
, Set the mode switch to
press MENU.
, and
The menu appears on the LCD screen.
• You can also carry out this operation when the
mode switch is set to
.
, Select [ ] with v on the
control button, then press
EXEC.
Select [FOCUS] with v/V on the
control button, then press
EXEC.
• When the mode switch is set to
, select
[ ] with v on the control button.
• Focus setting information is approximate, and
should be used as a reference.
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Shooting five images continuously — Burst
FOCUS
MENU
3
EXEC/
, Select the desired focus
setting with v/V on the control
button, then press EXEC.
You can select from the following distance
settings:
AUTO (No indicator),
0.2 m,
0.5 m,
1.0 m, and
(infinity)
When you press MENU, the menu
disappears and the indicator is displayed on
the LCD screen.
To return to auto focus mode
Select [AUTO] in step 3.
1
, Set the mode switch to
press MENU.
2
, and
The menu appears on the LCD screen.
• You cannot use the flash in this mode.
• You can shoot up to five images in succession
by holding down the shutter button. If you
release the shutter button before all five images
are shot, the camera stops shooting as soon as
you release the button.
• The recording interval is approximately
0.5 seconds. However, the recording interval
may be longer in the Illumination snap mode or
the Twilight mode.
EXEC/
, Select [ ] with v on the
control button, then press
EXEC.
Select [SIZE·BURST] with v/V
on the control button, then
press EXEC.
Shooting still images
RETURN
SIZE• BURST 2.0M
FOCUS
AUTO
SELFTIMER OFF
P.EFFECT OFF
RETURN
SIZE • BURST 2.0M
FOCUS
AUTO
SELFTIMER OFF
OFF
P.EFFECT
AUTO
0.2m
0.5m
1.0m
• The setting selected here is not maintained
when the power is turned off.
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Adding special effects
— Picture Effect
SIZE • BURST
VGA
2.0M
101
10
2.0M
VGA
VGA BURST
2.0M
You can digitally process images to obtain
special effects.
NEG. ART
SEPIA
The color and
brightness of the
picture are reversed
as in a negative.
The picture is sepiatoned like an old
photograph.
B&W
SOLARIZE
The picture is
monochrome (black
and white).
The light contrast is
clearer and the
picture looks like an
illustration.
VGA
3
EXEC/
4
, Select [BURST] with 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 VGA size.
• If you release the shutter button before the
camera records five images, only the images
that were shot while the shutter button was held
down are recorded.
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P.EFFECT
OFF
NEG. ART
SEPIA
B&W
SOLARIZE
MENU
1
, Set the mode switch to
press MENU.
2
, and
The menu appears on the LCD screen.
• You can also carry out this operation when the
mode switch is set to
.
EXEC/
3
EXEC/
, Select [ ] with v on the
control button, then press
EXEC.
Select [P.EFFECT] with V on
the control button, then press
EXEC.
, Select the desired mode with
v/V on the control button, then
press EXEC.
• When the mode switch is set to
, select
[ ] with v on the control button.
To cancel Picture Effects
Select [OFF] in step 3.
Shooting still images
RETURN
SIZE• BURST 2.0M
AUTO
FOCUS
SELFTIMER OFF
P.EFFECT OFF
RETURN
SIZE • BURST 2.0M
AUTO
FOCUS
SELFTIMER OFF
OFF
P.EFFECT
When you press MENU, the menu
disappears and the selected mode is
displayed on the LCD screen.
• The setting selected here is not maintained
when the power is turned off.
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Viewing still images
Viewing still images
on the LCD screen
Single (singleimage) screen
2.0M
101-0007
2003 7 4
101
Viewing single images
Index (four-image)
screen
2.0M
7
/8
7
/8
101
101-0007
2003 7 4
101-0006
2003 7 4
12:00PM
101
6
/8
10:30AM
12:00PM
1
You can view images shot with your camera
almost immediately on the LCD screen.
You can select the following two methods
for viewing images.
Single (single-image) screen
You can view one image at a time,
displayed over the entire screen.
Index (four-image) screen
Four images are displayed simultaneously
in separate panels on the screen.
• For detailed descriptions of the screen
indicators, see page 79.
• For details on viewing movies, see page 42.
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2.0M
, Set the mode switch to
turn on the power.
2
, and
The last image in the selected recording
folder (page 26) appears on the LCD
screen.
• If you close the lens cover while viewing
images, the power shuts off.
, Select the desired still image
with v/V on the control button.
v : To display the preceding image
V : To display the next image
Viewing an index screen (four-image)
To return to the single-image screen
Select [SINGLE] in step 2. Or when four
frames are displayed, press EXEC to
display the single image shown with the
yellow border.
RETURN
DELETE
DELETE IN FOLDER
INDEX
DPOF
RETURN
DELETE
DELETE IN FOLDER
INDEX
DPOF
1
, Set the mode switch to
press MENU.
2
, and
The menu appears on the LCD screen.
EXEC/
, Select [ ] with v on the
control button, then press
EXEC.
Select [INDEX] with v/V on the
control button, then press
EXEC.
Viewing still images
MENU
The display switches to the index (fourimage) screen.
To display the next (previous) index
screen
Press v/V on the control button to move the
yellow border.
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Selecting the folder and playing back images — Folder
RETURN
DELETE
DELETE IN FOLDER
INDEX
DPOF
MENU
1
, Set the mode switch to
then press MENU.
,
The menu appears on the LCD screen.
, Select [ ] with V on the
control button, then press
EXEC.
Select [CHANGE FOLDER]
with V on the control button,
then press EXEC.
The CHANGE FOLDER screen appears.
36
, Select the desired folder with
v/V on the control button, then
press EXEC.
CHANGE FOLDER
: 102MSDCF
OK
CANCEL
EXEC/
, Select [OK] with v on the
control button, then press
EXEC.
When you press MENU, the menu
disappears and the selected folder is
displayed.
To cancel the selection
Select [CANCEL] in step 4.
When the first or last image in the folder is
displayed, the following indicators appear
on the LCD screen.
: Moves to the previous folder.
: Moves to the next folder.
: Moves to both the previous and next
folders.
Single (singleimage) screen
2.0M
101-0004
2003 7 4
101
Index (four-image)
screen
Viewing still images
4
When multiple folders are
created in the “Memory Stick”
4
/4
12:00PM
• When no images are stored in the folder, “NO
FILE IN THIS FOLDER” appears.
• You can play back images from the last-shot
one without selecting the folder.
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Enlarging an image — Enlarged playback
You can zoom in on an image shot with
your camera to enlarge it to 2.5 or 5 times
the original size.
2.0M
1× (normal)
101-0007
2003 7 4
101
7
/8
1:30PM
1
2.5×
5×
2.5
, Set the mode switch to
, and
select the image you want to
enlarge with v/V on the control
button.
• Enlarged playback does not function for
movies.
• You may not be able to enlarge images recorded
using other devices.
• The enlarged image cannot be recorded as a
new file.
2
EXEC/
, Press EXEC/ (Enlarged
playback) repeatedly to select
the desired enlargement level.
The center of the screen is enlarged. Each
time you press EXEC/ (Enlarged
playback), the enlargement level changes as
follows.
2.5× t 5× t No indicator (normal) t ...
To cancel Enlarged playback
Press EXEC/ (Enlarged playback)
repeatedly to set to No indicator (normal).
• You can only enlarge the center of the screen.
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Choosing images to print — Print (DPOF) mark
You can mark still images shot with your
camera that you want to have printed. This
function is convenient when you have
images printed at a shop or using a printer
that conforms with the DPOF (Digital Print
Order Format) standard.
2.0M
101-0006
2003 7 4
101
6
/8
10:30AM
1
, Set the mode switch to
, and
display the image you want to
print with v/V on the control
button.
, Press MENU, and select [ ]
with v on the control button,
then press EXEC.
Viewing still images
• You cannot mark movies.
To mark the print (DPOF) mark in
index-image screen
Perform step 2 on page 35 and switch to
index screen.
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RETURN
DELETE
DELETE IN FOLDER
INDEX
DPOF
3
EXEC/
, Select [DPOF] with V on the
control button, then press
EXEC.
DPOF
ON
OFF
4
EXEC/
, Select [ON] with v on the
control button, then press
EXEC.
When you press MENU, the menu
disappears and the
mark is marked on
the displayed image.
To unmark the print (DPOF) mark
Select [OFF] in step 4. The
mark
disappears.
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Enjoying movies
Shooting movies
STBY
REC
101
5:10
, Set the mode switch to , and
open the lens cover to turn on
the power.
• Sound cannot be recorded in movies.
101
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 per
recording.
• 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 30).
• Recording stops when the “Memory Stick” is
full.
• The flash does not function when shooting
movies.
3
, To stop recording, press the
shutter button fully again.
Enjoying movies
1
101
0/15s
Indicators during shooting
Indicators on the LCD screen are not
recorded. You can use [DISPLAY] under
[ ] with MENU and v/V on the control
button to turn the display on and off
(page 22).
For detailed descriptions of the indicators,
see page 78.
To use the self-timer
Set the mode switch to
procedure on page 22.
and follow the
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Viewing movies on the LCD screen
Shooting time
The shooting time is different, depending
on the capacity of the “Memory Stick.”
Refer to the following chart when you
choose a “Memory Stick.”
• The maximum shooting time is 15 seconds per
recording.
• The shooting time may vary, depending on the
shooting conditions.
• For numbers of still images that can be
recorded, see page 19.
• When shooting time exceeds 99 minutes 59
seconds “>99:59” is displayed.
Image size
Capacity
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160×112
8MB
5 min. 35 sec.
16MB
11 min. 13 sec.
32MB
22 min. 43 sec.
64MB
45 min. 40 sec.
128MB
1 h. 31 min. 34 sec.
MSX-256
2 h. 45 min. 35 sec.
MSX-512
5 h. 36 min. 43 sec.
MSX-1G
11 h. 27 min. 19 sec.
, Set the mode switch to
turn on the power.
, and
The last image in the selected recording
folder (page 26) appears on the LCD
screen.
, Select the desired movie with
v/V on the control button.
v : To display the preceding image
V : To display the next image
101
16
0:05
101–0016
EXEC/
, Press EXEC.
The movie is played back.
Enjoying movies
3
To stop playback
Press EXEC.
Indicators while viewing movies
Indicators on the LCD screen are not
recorded. You can use [DISPLAY] under
[ ] with MENU and v/V on the control
button to turn the display on and off
(page 22).
For detailed descriptions of the indicators,
see page 79.
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Deleting images
Deleting images
2.0M
101-0007
2003 7 4
101
7
/8
RETURN
DELETE
DELETE IN FOLDER
INDEX
DPOF
12:00PM
RETURN
DELETE
DELETE IN FOLDER
INDEX
DPOF
EXEC/
1
, Set the mode switch to
, and
turn on the power.
Press v/V on the control
button to select the image you
want to delete.
2
MENU
, Press MENU and select [ ]
with v on the control button,
then press EXEC.
To delete an image in index-image
screen
Perform step 2 on page 35 and switch to
index screen.
3
EXEC/
, Select [DELETE] with v/V on
the control button, then press
EXEC.
The image has not yet been deleted at this
point.
To delete all the images in the folder
Select [DELETE IN FOLDER] in step 3.
• You cannot delete images write-protected by
another device.
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Formatting a “Memory Stick”
DELETE
RETURN
DELETE
DELETE IN FOLDER
INDEX
DPOF
OK
CANCEL
MENU
4
EXEC/
When the message “MEMORY STICK
ACCESS” disappears, the image has been
deleted.
To cancel deleting
Select [CANCEL] in step 4.
2
, Insert the “Memory Stick” you
want to format into the camera.
, Turn on the power, and press
MENU.
Do not open the battery/“Memory Stick”
cover while formatting the “Memory Stick”
as this may 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,”
note that all data in the “Memory Stick,”
including images that were writeprotected by another device, will be
permanently erased.
• When you format a “Memory Stick,” be sure
that sufficient power remains, otherwise a
“FORMAT ERROR” may occur.
• This operation is available no matter what
position the mode switch is in.
Deleting images
, Select [OK] with v on the
control button, then press
EXEC.
1
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FORMAT
101
RETURN
FORMAT
CHANGE FOLDER
OK
FORMATTING
CANCEL
3
EXEC/
, Select [ ] with V on the
control button, then press
EXEC.
Select [FORMAT] with v/V on
the control button, then press
EXEC.
4
, Select [OK] with v on the
control button, then press
EXEC.
When the message “FORMATTING”
disappears, the format is complete.
To cancel formatting
Select [CANCEL] in step 4.
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EXEC/
Enjoying images on your computer
Copying images to your computer — For Windows users
Recommended computer
environment
• If you connect two or more USB equipment to
a single computer at the same time, some
equipment, including your camera, may not
operate depending on the type of USB
equipment.
• Operations are not guaranteed when using a
USB hub.
• Operations are not guaranteed for all the
recommended computer environments
mentioned above.
There are two modes for a USB connection,
[NORMAL] and [PTP]* modes. The
factory setting is the [NORMAL] mode.
This section describes the USB connection
using the [NORMAL] mode.
When the camera is connected to your
computer via a USB cable, the camera can
draw its power from your computer (USB
Bus Powered).
* Compatible only with Windows XP. When
connected to a computer, only the data in the
folder selected by the camera is copied to the
computer. To select a folder when the camera is
connected to your computer, press MENU and
perform the procedures to change a folder for
playback.
Communication with your
computer
When your computer resumes from the
suspend or sleep mode, communication
between your camera and your computer
may not recover at the same time.
When a USB connector is not
provided on your computer
When neither a USB connector nor a
“Memory Stick” slot is provided, you can
copy images using an additional device. See
the Sony Website for details.
http://www.sony.net/
Contents of the CD-ROM
x USB Driver
This driver is needed in order to connect the
camera to a computer.
• When using Windows XP, you need not install
the USB driver.
x Image Transfer
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.
• This section describes the Windows Me screen
as an example. The required operations may
differ depending on your OS.
• Close down all applications running on
the computer before installing the USB
driver and application.
• When using Windows XP or Windows 2000,
log on as Administrator.
• 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 model
selection screen does not appear.
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OS: Microsoft Windows 98, Windows
98SE, Windows 2000 Professional,
Windows Millennium Edition, Windows
XP Home Edition, or Windows XP
Professional
The above OS must be installed at the
factory. Operation is not assured in an
environment upgraded to the operating
systems described above or in a multi-boot
environment.
CPU: MMX Pentium 200 MHz or faster
USB connector: Provided as standard
Display: 800 × 600 dots or more
High Color (16-bit color, 65,000 colors) or
more
USB mode
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Installing the USB driver
When using Windows XP, you need not
install the USB driver.
Once the USB driver is installed, you need
not install the USB driver again.
c Click [USB Driver] on the
installing menu screen.
e Click [Yes, I want to restart my
computer now], then click
[Finish].
a 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 model selection screen appears. If
it does not appear, double-click
(My Computer) t
(ImageMixer)
in that order.
The “InstallShield Wizard” screen
appears.
d Click [Next]. When the
“Information” screen appears,
click [Next].
b Click [Cyber-shot] on the
model selection screen.
The installing menu screen appears.
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The USB driver installation starts.
When the installation is completed, the
screen informs you of completion.
Your computer restarts. Then, you can
establish USB connection.
Installing “Image Transfer”
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.
c Click [Next]. When the
“Licence Agreement” screen
appears, click [Yes].
e Select the folder to be
installed, then click [Next].
Select the program folder, then
click [Next].
a Click [Cyber-shot] on the
model selection screen.
The installing menu screen appears.
d Click [Next].
f Confirm that the checkbox is
checked on the “Image
Transfer Settings” screen,
then click [Next].
When the installation is completed, the
screen informs you of completion.
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b Click [Image Transfer] on the
installing menu screen.
Select the desired language,
then click [OK].
Read the agreement carefully. If you
accept the terms of the agreement,
proceed with the installation. The
“Information” screen appears.
The “Welcome to the InstallShield
Wizard” screen appears.
• This section describes the English screen.
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g Click [Finish].
Installing “ImageMixer”
You can use the “ImageMixer Ver.1.5 for
Sony” software to copy, view and edit
images. For details, see the software’s help
files.
The “InstallShield Wizard” screen
closes.
If you wish to continue with the
installation of “ImageMixer,” click
[ImageMixer] on the installing menu
screen and then follow the instructions
that appear on the screen.
• 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.
a Click [ImageMixer] on the
installing menu screen.
Select the desired language,
then click [OK].
The “Welcome to the InstallShield
Wizard” screen appears.
• This section describes the English screen.
b Follow the instructions on
each succeeding screen.
Install “ImageMixer” according to the
instructions that appear on the screen.
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• When you use Windows 2000 or Windows XP,
install “WinASPI”.
• If DirectX8.0a or a later version is not installed
in your computer, the “Information” screen
appears. Follow the instructions that appear on
the screen.
c Restart your computer
according to the instructions
that appear on the screen.
d Remove the CD-ROM.
Connecting the camera to
your computer
a Insert the “Memory Stick” with
the images you want to copy
into the camera.
c Open the jack cover, and
connect the supplied USB
cable to the (USB) jack of
the camera.
SO
USB MODE:NORMAL
N
Y
(USB) jack
• Operations are not guaranteed when
using a USB hub. Connect the USB
cable directly to your computer, without
using a USB hub.
d Connect the USB cable to your
computer.
Access
indicators*
“USB MODE: NORMAL” appears on
the LCD screen of the camera. When a
USB connection is established for the
first time, your computer automatically
runs a program to recognize the
camera. Wait for a while.
* During communication, the access indicators
turn red.
• If “USB MODE: NORMAL” is not shown in
step 4, confirm that [USB] is set to
[NORMAL] under [ ] in the menu (page 71).
• In USB mode, the POWER button, lens cover
and other controls on the camera do not
function.
b Turn on your computer.
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• The camera can receive power supply from
most of the computers that are recommended
for use through the USB connection (USB Bus
Powered), so in this case there is no need to
insert batteries into the camera.
• Removing the batteries before connecting the
camera is recommended in order to prevent
battery deterioration.
• For further details on inserting the “Memory
Stick,” see page 17.
• Note that the power cannot be turned on if a
“Memory Stick” is not inserted in the camera.
• When you use a desktop computer, we
recommend that you connect the USB cable to
the USB connector on the rear panel.
• When using Windows XP, the AutoPlay wizard
automatically appears on the desktop. Proceed
to page 54.
The camera turns on.
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PDisconnecting the USB
cable from your computer or
removing the “Memory Stick”
from your camera during USB
connection
For Windows 2000, Me, or XP users
1 Double-click
2 Click
Copying images using
“Image Transfer”
— Windows 98/98SE/2000/Me
Connect the camera and your
computer with the USB cable.
“Image Transfer” launches and the images
are automatically copied to the computer.
on the tasktray.
(Sony DSC), then click [Stop].
Connect the camera and your
computer with the USB cable.
“Image Transfer” starts up automatically
and the images are automatically copied to
the computer.
Windows XP is set so that the OS AutoPlay
Wizard activates.
If you want to cancel the setting, follow the
procedure below.
3 Confirm the device on the confirmation
screen, then click [OK].
a Click [Start], then click [My
Computer].
4 Click [OK].
Step 4 is unnecessary for Windows XP
users.
b Right-click [Sony
MemoryStick], then click
[Properties].
5 Disconnect the USB cable or remove the
“Memory Stick.”
For Windows 98 or 98SE users
Confirm that the access indicators (page 51)
on the LCD screen are turned white and
carry out only Step 5 above.
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— Windows XP
c Cancel the setting.
• Normally “Image Transfer” and “Date” folders
are created inside the “My Documents” folder,
and all of the image files recorded with the
camera are copied into these folders.
• You can change the “Image Transfer” settings
(page 53).
• When “ImageMixer” (page 50) is installed and
image copying is completed using “Image
Transfer,” “ImageMixer” automatically
launches and images appear.
1 Click [AutoPlay].
2 Set [Content type] to [Pictures].
3 Check [Select an action to perform]
under [Actions], select [Take no
action], then click [Apply].
4 Set [Content type] to [Video files]
and repeat step 3. Then, set
[Content type] to [Mixed content]
and repeat step 3 again.
5 Click [OK].
The “Properties” screen closes.
The OS AutoPlay Wizard does not
start up automatically even if the
USB connection is made next time.
Changing “Image Transfer”
settings
Copying images without
using “Image Transfer”
You can change “Image Transfer” settings.
Right-click the “Image Transfer” icon on
the tasktray, and select [Open Settings]. The
settings you can set are as follows: [Basic],
[Copy], and [Delete].
— Windows 98/98SE/2000/Me
Right-click here
If “Image Transfer” is not set to launch
automatically, you can copy images as
following procedure.
a Double-click [My Computer],
then double-click [Removable
Disk].
The contents of the “Memory Stick”
inserted in your camera appear.
When “Image Transfer” starts, the window
below appears.
b Double-click [DCIM], then
double-click the folder which
contains the desired images.
The folder opens.
c Drag and drop the image files
into the “My Documents”
folder.
When you select [Settings] from the above
window, you can only change the [Basic]
setting.
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 overwrite the existing
image with the new one, the original file is
deleted.
1 Right-click [My Computer], then click
[Properties].
The “System Properties” screen appears.
• When using Windows 2000, click [Hardware]
on the “System Properties” screen.
2 Confirm if other devices are already
installed.
1 Click [Device Manager].
2 Confirm if there is a “ Sony DSC”
with a
mark.
3 If you find either of the devices above,
follow the steps below to delete them.
1 Click [ Sony DSC].
• When using Windows 2000, right-click
[ Sony DSC].
2 Click [Remove] (or [Uninstall] in
Windows 2000).
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 48).
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• This section describes an example of copying
images to the “My Documents” folder.
• When the “Removable Disk” icon is not shown,
see the following column.
• When using Windows XP, see page 54.
When the removable disk icon is
not shown
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— Windows XP
Copying images using the
Windows XP AutoPlay Wizard
a Make a USB connection
(page 51). 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.
b Click [Next].
The images stored on the “Memory
Stick” are displayed.
c Click the checkbox of images
that you do not want to copy to
your computer and remove the
checkmark, then click [Next].
The “Picture Name and Destination”
screen appears.
d Select a name and destination
for your pictures, then click
[Next].
Image copying starts. When the
copying is completed, the “Other
Options” screen appears.
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e Select [Nothing. I’m finished
working with these pictures],
then click [Next].
The “Completing the Scanner and
Camera Wizard” screen appears.
f Click [Finish].
The wizard closes.
• To continue copying other images, follow the
procedure given under P on page 52 to
disconnect the USB cable and reconnect it.
Then, perform the procedure from step 1
again.
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computer
— Windows 98/98SE/2000/Me/XP
a Double-click [My Documents]
on the desktop.
The “My Documents” folder contents
are displayed.
• This section describes the procedure for
viewing images copied in the “My Documents”
folder.
• When using Windows XP, click [Start] t [My
Documents] in that order.
• You can use the “ImageMixer Ver.1.5 for Sony”
software to view and edit images on your
computer. For details, see the software’s help
files.
b Double-click the desired folder
and image file.
The image is displayed.
Image file storage
destinations and file names
Image files recorded with your camera are
grouped as folders in the “Memory Stick”.
Example: For Windows Me users
Folder containing image data recorded using a
camera without the folder creation function
Folder containing E-mail mode image data, movie
data and Voice mode audio data recorded using a
camera without the folder creation function
Folder
File name
File meaning
101MSDCF
up to 999MSDCF
DSC0ssss.JPG
Still image files
MOV0ssss.MPG
Movie files
• Data in the “100MSDCF” or “MSSONY”
folders is for playback only, and your camera
cannot record images in these folders.
• For more information about the folder, see
page 24.
• ssss stands for any number within the
range from 0001 to 9999.
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Folder containing image data recorded with this
camera
When no new folders have been created, this is
only “101MSDCF”
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Copying images to your computer — For Macintosh users
Recommended computer
environment
OS: Mac OS 8.5.1, 8.6, 9.0, 9.1, 9.2, or
Mac OS X (v10.0/v10.1/v10.2)
The above OS must be installed at the
factory. For the following models, update
your OS to Mac OS 9.0, 9.1 or 9.2.
– 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
• If you connect two or more USB equipment to
a single computer at the same time, some
equipment, including your camera, may not
operate depending on the type of USB
equipment.
• Operations are not guaranteed when using a
USB hub.
• Operations are not guaranteed for all the
recommended computer environments
mentioned above.
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USB mode
There are two modes for a USB connection,
[NORMAL] and [PTP]* modes. The
factory setting is the [NORMAL] mode.
This section describes the USB connection
using the [NORMAL] mode.
When the camera is connected to your
computer via a USB cable, the camera can
draw its power from your computer (USB
Bus Powered).
* Compatible only with Mac OS X. When
connected to a computer, only the data in the
folder selected by the camera is copied to the
computer. To select a folder when the camera is
connected to your computer, press MENU and
perform the procedures to change a folder for
playback.
Communication with your
computer
When your computer resumes from the
suspend or sleep mode, communication
between your camera and your computer
may not recover at the same time.
When a USB connector is not
provided on your computer
When neither a USB connector nor a
“Memory Stick” slot is provided, you can
copy images using an additional device. See
the Sony Website for details.
http://www.sony.net/
Steps required by your OS
Follow the steps below, according to your
OS.
OS
Steps
Mac OS 8.5.1/8.6/9.0
Steps 1 to 4
Mac OS 9.1/9.2/
Mac OS X
(v10.0/v10.1/v10.2)
Steps 2 to 4
a Installing the USB driver
1 Turn on your computer, and set the
supplied CD-ROM into the CD-ROM
drive.
The model selection screen appears.
2 Click [Cyber-shot] on the model
selection screen.
The installing menu screen appears.
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.
7 Restart your computer, then remove the
CD-ROM.
b Connecting your camera to
your computer
For details, see page 51.
d Viewing the images on your
computer
• If you are using Mac OS X v10.0, disconnect
the USB cable, etc., after you have turned your
computer off.
• Close down all applications running on
the computer before installing the USB
driver and application.
• You can use the “ImageMixer Ver.1.5 for Sony”
software to copy images to your computer and
to view images on your computer. See the
operation manual supplied with the CD-ROM
for details about the installation method, or see
the software’s help files for the operation
method.
• “ImageMixer” is not compatible with Mac
OS X.
• “Image Transfer” cannot be used with
Macintosh.
c Copying images
1 Double-click the newly recognized icon
on the desktop.
The contents of the “Memory Stick”
inserted in your camera appear.
2 Double-click [DCIM].
3 Double-click the folder containing the
desired image files.
4 Drag and drop the image files to the hard
disk icon.
The image files are copied to your hard
disk.
• See page 55 for details about the image file
storage destinations and file names.
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.
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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
6 When the message for confirmation is
shown, click [OK].
Disconnecting the USB cable from
your computer or removing the
“Memory Stick” from your camera
during USB connection
Drag and drop the drive icon or the
“Memory Stick” icon to the “Trash” icon,
then disconnect the USB cable or remove
the “Memory Stick.”
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Creating a Video CD using “ImageMixer”
You can create a Video CD using
“ImageMixer Ver.1.5 for Sony.” You can
play back created Video CDs on a Video
CD-compatible DVD player, or on a
computer using Video CD application
software.
d Click
f Insert a blank CD-R into the
CD-R drive and click [OK].
.
The disc creation starts.
• You cannot use CD-RW discs.
• The CD-R drive is required to create a Video
CD.
a Start “ImageMixer.”
b Click
.
For the Macintosh edition
The video CD creating mode turns on.
c Drag & drop the desired file or
album to the menu screen.
The selected image is added to the
menu screen.
• This section describes the English screen.
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You can preview the image.
e Click
.
The disc creating dialogue appears.
• Roxio-manufactured “Toast” (not
supplied) is required to create a Video CD.
• The playback time of the movie file
becomes shorter on the preview screen.
Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
If you experience trouble with your camera,
try the following solutions.
1 First check the items on the tables below.
If code “C:ss:ss” is displayed
on the LCD screen, the selfdiagnosis display function is
working (page 68).
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
Cause
Solution
The battery remaining
indicator is incorrect, or
sufficient battery remaining
indicator is displayed but
the power runs out soon.
• You have used the camera in an extremely cold
location.
• The batteries are discharged.
• The battery contacts or the terminals on the
battery/“Memory Stick” cover are dirty.
• The batteries are exhibiting the “memory effect”
(page 11).
• The batteries are dead (page 75).
—
• You are shooting/viewing images in an
extremely cold location.
• The batteries are not charged enough.
• The batteries are dead (page 75).
—
• The batteries are not installed correctly.
• The batteries are discharged.
• The batteries are dead (page 75).
p Install the batteries correctly (page 12).
p Replace them with charged batteries (page 10).
p Replace the batteries with new ones.
The battery life is short.
You cannot turn on the
camera.
p Install charged batteries (page 10).
p Wipe any dirt off from them with a dry cloth (page 11).
Troubleshooting
Symptom
p To restore the batteries to their original condition, use them until
they are fully drained before recharging them.
p Replace the batteries with new ones.
p Charge the batteries (page 10).
p Replace the batteries with new ones.
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Symptom
Cause
Solution
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
batteries (page 14).
• The batteries are discharged.
p Turn on the camera again (page 14).
p Replace them with charged batteries (page 10).
Shooting still images/movies
Symptom
Cause
The subject does not appear
on the LCD screen.
• The mode switch is set to
The image is out of focus.
• The subject is too close.
Solution
.
• When shooting still images,
(Illumination
(Twilight mode),
(Vivid
snap mode),
nature mode), or
(Active outdoor mode) is
selected for the Scene Selection function.
• You are shooting movies at a distance closer
than 1.0 m (3 feet 3 3/8 inches).
• The Focus preset function is selected.
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p Set the mode switch to
or
(pages 20 and 41).
p Make sure to position the lens farther away from the subject
than the minimum shooting distance of 10 cm (4 inches) when
shooting (page 30).
p Cancel the Scene Selection function (page 29).
p Select the Focus preset function (page 30).
p Set it to [AUTO] (page 31).
The image is too dark.
• The LCD screen is too dark.
p Set [LCD LIGHT] to [ON] (page 21).
The image is too bright.
• The LCD screen is too bright.
p Set [LCD LIGHT] to [OFF] (page 21).
The image is monochrome
(black and white).
• [P.EFFECT] is set to [B&W] mode.
p Cancel [B&W] mode (page 32).
Vertical streaks appear
when you are shooting a
very bright subject.
• The smear phenomenon is occurring.
p This is not a malfunction.
Your camera cannot record
images.
p Insert a “Memory Stick” (page 17).
p Delete the images saved in the “Memory Stick” (page 44), or
format it (page 45).
p Change the “Memory Stick.”
• The write-protect switch on the “Memory Stick” p Set it to the recording position (page 74).
is set to the LOCK position.
—
• You cannot shoot while the flash is charging.
• No “Memory Stick” is inserted.
• The capacity of the “Memory Stick” is
insufficient.
• The mode switch is not set to
a still image.
• The mode switch is not set to
a movie.
The flash does not work.
Viewing images
(page 20).
p Set it to
(page 41).
when shooting
p Set it to
.
p Set the flash to auto (no indicator),
(Red-eye reduction) or
(Forced flash) (page 23).
• When shooting still images, either
(Twilight p Set it to other modes (pages 18 and 29).
mode) or
(Vivid nature mode) is selected for
the Scene Selection function, or the camera is in
Burst mode.
• The mode switch is set to
or
(No flash).
• The flash is set to
.
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The eyes of the subject
when shooting p Set it to
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Symptom
Cause
Solution
Your camera cannot
perform enlarged playback.
• Enlarged playback is not available for files
created or processed using other devices.
—
You cannot display a print
(DPOF) mark.
• You cannot display print (DPOF) marks on
movies.
—
Symptom
Cause
Solution
Your camera cannot delete
an image.
• The write-protect switch on the “Memory Stick” p Set it to the recording position (page 74).
is set to the LOCK position.
You have deleted an image
by mistake.
• Once you have deleted an image, you cannot
restore it.
Deleting images
p The write-protect switch on the “Memory Stick” will prevent
you from deleting images by mistake (page 74).
Computers
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Symptom
Cause
Solution
You do not know if the OS of
your computer is
compatible.
—
p Check “Recommended computer environment” (pages 47 and
56).
You cannot install the USB
driver.
—
p In Windows 2000, log on as Administrator (authorized
Administrator) (page 47).
Symptom
Cause
Solution
Your computer does not
recognize your camera.
• You are not using the supplied USB cable.
• The USB cable is not connected firmly.
p Use the supplied USB cable (page 51).
p Disconnect the USB cable, and connect it again firmly. Make
sure that “USB MODE” is displayed on the LCD screen (pages
51 and 57).
p Set it to [NORMAL] (page 71).
• [USB] is set to [PTP] under [ ] in the menu
settings.
• The USB connectors on your computer are
connected to other equipment besides the
keyboard, the mouse, and your camera.
• The camera is not connected directly to your
computer.
• 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.
p Disconnect the USB cables except for the ones connected to the
keyboard, the mouse, and your camera.
p Connect the camera directly to your computer without passing
through a hub or other device.
p Install the USB driver (pages 48 and 57).
p Delete the device which is not recognized, then install the USB
driver (pages 48, 53 and 57).
• The camera is not connected directly to your
computer.
• No “Memory Stick” is inserted.
p Connect the camera directly to your computer without passing
through a hub or other device.
p Insert a “Memory Stick” (page 17).
You cannot copy images.
• The camera is not correctly connected to your
computer.
• You are not using the correct copy procedure for
your OS.
—
p Connect the camera and your computer correctly using the
supplied USB cable (page 51).
p Follow the designated copy procedure for your OS (pages 52, 53
and 57).
p If you are using the “Image Transfer” software, see page 52.
p If you are using the “ImageMixer Ver.1.5 for Sony” application
software, click on HELP.
—
After making a USB
connection, “Image
Transfer” does not
automatically start.
—
The image cannot be played
back on a computer.
—
—
—
Troubleshooting
You cannot turn on the
camera during USB
connection.
p Select [Launch Image Transfer automatically when the camera,
etc., is connected.] at [Basic] setting (page 53).
p Make a USB connection when the computer is turned on
(page 51).
p If you are using the “ImageMixer Ver.1.5 for Sony” application
software, click on HELP.
p Consult the computer or software manufacturer.
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Symptom
Cause
Solution
The image is interrupted by
noise when you view a
movie on a computer.
• You are playing back the movie directly from
the “Memory Stick.”
p Copy the movie to the hard disk of your computer and then play
back the movie from the hard disk (pages 52, 53 and 57).
You cannot print an image.
—
—
p Check the printer settings.
p Click on HELP for the “ImageMixer Ver.1.5 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-bit color, 65,000 colors) or more
Macintosh: 800 × 600 dots or more
32,000-color or more
“Memory Stick”
Symptom
Cause
Solution
You cannot insert a
“Memory Stick.”
• You are inserting it backwards.
p Insert it from the right side (page 17).
You cannot record on a
“Memory Stick.”
• The write-protect switch on the “Memory Stick” p Set it to the recording position (page 74).
is set to the LOCK position.
• The “Memory Stick” is full.
p Delete unnecessary images (page 44).
You cannot format a
“Memory Stick.”
• The write-protect switch on the “Memory Stick” p Set it to the recording position (page 74).
is set to the LOCK position.
You have formatted a
• When you format a “Memory Stick,” all data in
“Memory Stick” by mistake.
the “Memory Stick,” including images that were
write-protected by another device, will be
permanently erased and cannot be restored.
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p We recommend that you set the “Memory Stick” write-protect
switch to the LOCK position to prevent accidental erasure
(page 74).
Others
Symptom
Cause
Your camera does not work. • The battery level is low. (The E indicator
appears.)
• The USB cable is connected.
The power is on, but the
camera does not work.
• The built-in microcomputer is not working
properly.
Solution
p Charge the batteries (page 10).
p Disconnect the USB cable (pages 52 and 57).
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 59). (If
you press the RESET button, all settings including the date and
time are cleared.)
You cannot identify an
—
indicator on the LCD screen.
p Check the indicator (pages 78 and 79).
The lens gets fogged.
p Turn off the camera and leave it for about an hour at the room
temperature for the moisture to evaporate before use (page 72).
• Moisture condensation has occurred.
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Warnings and messages
The following messages appear on the LCD screen.
Message
Meaning/Corrective Action
NO MEMORY STICK
• Insert a “Memory Stick” (page 17).
SYSTEM ERROR
• Turn the power off and on again (page 14).
MEMORY STICK ERROR
• The inserted “Memory Stick” cannot be used in your camera (page 74).
• The “Memory Stick” is damaged, or the terminal section of the “Memory Stick” is dirty.
• Insert the “Memory Stick” correctly (page 17).
MEMORY STICK TYPE ERROR
• The inserted “Memory Stick” cannot be used in your camera (page 74).
FORMAT ERROR
• The “Memory Stick” format failed. Format the “Memory Stick” again (page 45).
MEMORY STICK LOCKED
• The write-protect switch on the “Memory Stick” is set to the LOCK position. Set it to the recording position
(page 74).
NO MEMORY SPACE
• The capacity of the “Memory Stick” is insufficient. You cannot record images. Delete unnecessary images
(page 44).
NO FILE IN THIS FOLDER
• No images have been recorded in this folder.
FOLDER ERROR
• A folder with the same first three digits number already exists in the “Memory Stick.” (For example:
123MSDCF and 123ABCDE) Select other folders, or create a new folder.
CANNOT CREATE MORE
FOLDERS
• The folder whose first three digits of the name is “999” exists in the “Memory Stick.” You cannot create any
folders.
CANNOT RECORD
• The camera cannot record images in the selected folder. Select a different folder (page 26).
FILE ERROR
• An error occurred while playing back the image.
FILE PROTECT
• The image is write-protected by another device. Release the protection by another device.
IMAGE SIZE OVER
• You are attempting to play back an image of a size that cannot be played back on your camera.
INVALID OPERATION
• You are attempting to assign the print (DPOF) mark to a file that was created by another device.
• The battery level is low or zero. Charge the batteries (page 10). Depending on the conditions of use, the indicator
may flash even though there are still 5 to 10 minutes of remaining battery time left.
LENS COVER CLOSED
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Message
Meaning/Corrective Action
ENLARGED PLAYBACK ERROR
• You are attempting to perform enlarged playback for a file created using other devices.
• Enlarged playback is not available for images processed using a computer.
• An error occurred while your camera was performing enlarged playback.
Troubleshooting
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Self-diagnosis display
— If a code starting with an alphabet letter appears
Your camera has a self-diagnosis display.
This function displays the camera condition
on the LCD screen with a combination of a
letter and four numerical digits.
If this occurs, check the following code
chart and attempt the corresponding
corrective actions. The last two digits
(indicated by ss) will differ depending on
the state of the camera.
C:32:ss
Self-diagnosis display
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Code
Cause
Countermeasure
C:32:ss
There is trouble with your
camera’s hardware.
• Turn the power off and on again (page 14).
C:13:ss
The camera cannot read or write
data on the “Memory Stick.”
• Re-insert the “Memory Stick” several times.
An unformatted “Memory Stick”
is inserted.
• Format the “Memory Stick” (page 45).
The inserted “Memory Stick”
cannot be used with your camera,
or the data is damaged.
• Insert a new “Memory Stick” (page 17).
A camera malfunction that you
cannot reverse has occurred.
• Press the RESET button (page 59) located on the
bottom of the camera, then turn the power on
again.
E:61:ss
E:91:ss
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 5digit code.
Example: E:61:10
Additional information
Menu items
Menu items that can be modified differ
depending on the position of the mode
switch.
The LCD screen shows only the items you
can operate at the moment. Factory settings
are indicated with x.
When the mode switch is set to
(when [
] is selected in the menu settings)
Setting
Description
SIZE·BURST
x2.0M / VGA / BURST
Selects the image size when shooting still images (pages 18 and 31).
FOCUS
xAUTO /
1.0 m /
0.2 m /
Selects the auto focus method or sets the focus preset distance (page 30).
0.5 m /
SELFTIMER
ON / xOFF
Sets the self-timer (page 22).
P.EFFECT
xOFF / NEG. ART / SEPIA / B&W /
SOLARIZE
Sets the image special effects (page 32).
When the mode switch is set to
Item
Setting
FOCUS
xAUTO /
1.0 m /
(when [
Additional information
Item
] is selected in the menu settings)
Description
0.2 m /
0.5 m /
Selects the auto focus method or sets the focus preset distance (page 30).
SELFTIMER
ON / xOFF
Sets the self-timer (page 22).
P.EFFECT
xOFF / NEG. ART / SEPIA / B&W /
SOLARIZE
Sets the image special effects (page 32).
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When the mode switch is set to
(when [
] is selected in the menu settings)
Setting
Description
FORMAT
OK / CANCEL
Formats the “Memory Stick.” When you format a “Memory Stick,” note that all
data in the “Memory Stick,” including images that were write-protected by another
device, will be permanently erased (page 45).
CREATE FOLDER
OK / CANCEL
Creates a folder for recording images (page 25).
CHANGE FOLDER
OK / CANCEL
Changes a folder for recording images (page 26).
When the mode switch is set to
(when [
] is selected in the menu settings)
Item
Setting
Description
DELETE
OK / CANCEL
Deletes the displayed image (page 44).
DELETE IN
FOLDER
OK / CANCEL
Deletes all images in the folder (page 44).
INDEX / SINGLE
—
Switches between four-image display and single image display (page 34).
DPOF
ON / xOFF
Marks/unmarks the print (DPOF) mark on still images you want to print (page 39).
When the mode switch is set to
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or
Item
(when [
] is selected in the menu settings)
Item
Setting
Description
FORMAT
OK / CANCEL
Formats the “Memory Stick.” When you format a “Memory Stick,” note that all
data in the “Memory Stick,” including images that were write-protected by another
device, will be permanently erased (page 45).
CHANGE FOLDER
OK / CANCEL
Selects the folder containing the images you want to play back (page 36).
The following menus are available no matter what position the mode switch is in.
When [
] is selected in the menu settings
Item
Setting
Description
LCD LIGHT
xON / OFF
Selects the brightness of the LCD screen. 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 21).
DISPLAY
xON
OFF
– Displays all indicators.
– Displays warning messages, etc.
When [
] is selected in the menu settings
Setting
Description
DATE NOTATION
DATE&TIME SET
– Sets the date notation (page 15).
x[Y/M/D] / [M/D/Y] / [D/M/Y]
– Sets the date and time (page 15).
xON
SHUTTER
OFF
– Turns on the beep when you press the control button/shutter button.
– Turns on the beep when you press the shutter button.
– Turns off the beep.
BEEP
USB
xNORMAL / PTP
Switches the USB mode (pages 47 and 56).
A LANGUAGE
—
Displays the menu items, warnings and messages in selected language.
Additional information
Item
CLOCK SET
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Precautions
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Do not leave the camera in the
following places
On cleaning
Note on operating temperature
Cleaning the LCD screen
• In extremely hot place, such as in a car
parked in the sun. The camera body may
become deformed or this may cause a
malfunction.
• Under direct sunlight or near a heater.
The camera body may become deformed
or this may cause a malfunction.
• On rocking vibration.
• Near strong magnetic place.
• In sandy or dusty places, be careful not to
let sand or dust get into the camera. This
may cause the camera to malfunction, and
in some cases this malfunction cannot be
repaired.
Wipe the screen surface with an LCD
cleaning kit (not supplied) to remove
fingerprints, dust, etc.
Your camera is designed for use between
the temperatures of 0°C and 40°C (32°F and
104°F). Shooting in extremely cold or hot
places that exceed this range is not
recommended.
Cleaning the lens
Wipe the lens with a soft cloth to remove
fingerprints, dust, etc.
On moisture condensation
Cleaning the camera surface
Clean the camera surface with a soft cloth
slightly moistened with water, then wipe
the surface with a dry cloth. Do not use the
following as this may damage the finish or
the casing.
• Thinner
• Benzine
• Alcohol
• Diposable cloth
• Volatile insecticide
• Contact with rubber or vinyl for a long
time
Moisture condensation occurs easily
when:
If the camera is brought directly from a cold
to a warm location, or is placed in a very
damp room, moisture may condense inside
or outside the camera. This moisture
condensation may cause a malfunction of
the camera.
• The camera is brought from a cold
location such as a ski slope into a warmly
heated room.
• The camera is taken from an airconditioned room or car interior to the hot
outdoors, etc.
How to prevent moisture condensation
When bringing the camera from a cold
place to a warm place, seal the camera in a
plastic bag and allow it to adapt to
conditions at the new location over a period
of time (about an hour).
If moisture condensation occurs
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.
Additional information
Turn off the camera and wait about an hour
for the moisture to evaporate. Note that if
you attempt to shoot with moisture
remaining inside the lens, you will be
unable to record clear images.
On internal rechargeable
button battery
Charging method
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.
In addition to exchanging data between
“Memory Stick” compatible equipment,
you can also use a “Memory Stick” to store
data as a type of detachable external
recording media.
There are two types of “Memory Stick”:
ordinary “Memory Stick” and “MagicGate
Memory Stick” that is 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.
In addition, you can also use “Memory
Stick Duo” or “Memory Stick PRO” with
your camera.
* MagicGate is copyright protection technology
that uses encryption technology.
• “Memory Stick” formatted with a computer is
not guaranteed to operate with this camera.
“Memory Stick” type
Recording/
Playback
Memory Stick
(Memory Stick Duo)
a
MagicGate Memory
Stick
(MagicGate Memory
Stick Duo)
a**
Memory Stick PRO
a**
** The camera cannot record or play back the
data needed by the MagicGate function.
All Memory Stick media operations are not
necessarily guaranteed.
Notes on using the supplied
“Memory Stick”
• You cannot record, edit or delete images when
the write-protect switch is set to LOCK.
The position or the shape of the write-protect
switch may differ depending on the “Memory
Stick” you use.
Terminal
Write-protect
switch
Labeling position
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• Do not remove the “Memory Stick” while
reading or writing data.
• Data may be corrupted in the following cases.
– When the “Memory Stick” is removed or the
camera is turned off during read or write
operation
– When the “Memory Stick” is used in
locations subject to static electricity or
electrical noise
• We recommend backing up important data.
• Do not attach any other material than the
supplied label on the labeling position.
• Attach the label in the prescribed label location,
taking care that the label does not extend from
this location.
• When you carry or store the “Memory Stick,”
put it in the case supplied with it.
• Do not touch the terminal of the “Memory
Stick” with your hand or a metal object.
• Do not strike, bend or drop the “Memory
Stick.”
• Do not disassemble or modify the “Memory
Stick.”
• Do not expose the “Memory Stick” to water.
• Do not use or keep the “Memory Stick” under
the following conditions:
– High temperature locations such as the hot
interior of a car parked in direct sunlight
– Locations exposed to direct sunlight
– Humid locations or locations with corrosive
substances
On Nickel-Metal Hydride batteries
Notes on using “Memory Stick
Duo” (not supplied)
Note on using “Memory Stick
PRO” (not supplied)
Battery life
• Battery performance decreases in lowtemperature 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 set [LCD LIGHT] to [OFF], the
battery will run for a longer amount of
time.
• If you shoot a lot using the flash, 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. The 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 their life.
• The battery life varies depending on
storage, operating conditions, and
environment, and is different for each
battery.
Additional information
• When using a “Memory Stick Duo” with your
camera, be sure to insert the “Memory Stick
Duo” into a Memory Stick Duo adaptor.
• When inserting a “Memory Stick Duo” into a
Memory Stick Duo adaptor, make sure the
“Memory Stick Duo” is inserted facing the
correct direction.
• When using a “Memory Stick Duo” inserted
into a Memory Stick Duo adaptor with this
camera, make sure that the “Memory Stick
Duo” is inserted facing the correct direction.
Note that improper use may damage the
equipment.
• Do not insert a “Memory Stick Duo” without a
Memory Stick Duo adaptor into “Memory
Stick” compatible equipment, as this may cause
equipment trouble.
Effective use of the battery
• “Memory Stick PRO” with a capacity up to
1GB have been confirmed to operate properly
with this camera.
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On the battery charger
• Do not charge any other batteries except
Sony Nickel-Metal Hydride batteries in
the battery charger supplied with your
camera. If you try to charge any other
type of battery (e.g., manganese batteries,
alkaline dry cells, primary lithium
batteries, or Ni-Cd batteries) than the
batteries specified, those batteries may
leak, overheat, or explode, causing the
danger of burns or other injuries.
• Do not charge fully charged NickelMetal Hydride batteries again.
Otherwise, there is a danger of leaks,
excessive heat, explosions, or electric
shock.
• When charging a high capacity battery
other than the supplied battery using the
supplied battery charger, the full capacity
of the battery may not be available.
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• When the CHARGE lamp flashes, this
may indicate a battery error or that
batteries other than the specified type
have been inserted. Check that the
batteries are the specified type. If the
batteries are the specified type, remove
all the batteries, replace them with new
ones or another ones and check if the
battery charger operates correctly. If the
battery charger operates correctly, a
battery error may have occurred.
Specifications
xCamera
[System]
[Output connector]
USB jack
mini-B
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)
1.35 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 × 40.3 × 29.7 mm
(3 3/8 × 1 5/8 × 1 3/16 inches)
(W/H/D, protruding portions not
included)
Mass
Approx. 123 g (4.3 oz) (two
batteries, “Memory Stick,” and neck
strap included)
Exif Print Compatible
PRINT Image Matching II
Compatible
xBC-CS2A/CS2B Ni-MH
battery charger
Input rating
100 – 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz, 3 W
Output rating
DC OUT AA: 1.4 V,
400 mA × 2
AAA: 1.4 V,
160 mA × 2
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
Approx. 71 × 30 × 91 mm
(2 7/8 × 1 3/16 × 3 5/8 inches)
(W/H/D)
Mass
Approx. 90 g (3 oz)
Additional information
Image device
6.72 mm (1/2.7 type) color CCD
Primary color filter
Total pixels number of camera
Approx. 2 112 000 pixels
Effective pixels number of camera
Approx. 2 020 000 pixels
Lens
Single focal lens
f = 5.0 mm
(7/32 inches) (35 mm camera
conversion: 33 mm (1 5/16 inches))
F2.8
Exposure control
Automatic, Scene Selection
(5 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 foot 7 3/4 inches to 5 feet
10 3/4 inches)
[LCD screen]
Accessories
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
HR11/45: HR03 (Size AAA) Ni-MH batteries (2)
Battery case (1)
BC-CS2A/CS2B Ni-MH battery charger (1)
Power cord (mains lead) (1)
USB cable (1)
Neck strap (1)
“Memory Stick” (8MB) (1)
CD-ROM (USB driver SPVD-010) (1)
Operating instructions (1)
Design and specifications are subject to change
without notice.
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LCD screen displays
When shooting still images
When shooting movies
7
8
2.0M
101
15
C:32:ss
5
6
SLRZ
2
9
STBY
3
qa
qs
qd
101
12:55
q;
A Image size indicator (18, 31)
B Battery remaining indicator (13)
C Flash mode indicator (23)/
Red-eye reduction indicator (23)
D Focus preset indicator (30)
E Picture effect indicator (32)
F Scene Selection indicator (28)
G AE/AF lock indicator (20)
H Recording folder indicator (26)
I Remaining “Memory Stick”
capacity indicator
J Remaining number of recordable
images indicator (19)
K Self-diagnosis display (68)
L Self-timer indicator (22)
M Low battery warning indicator
(66)
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6
7
1
4
5
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
C:32:ss
SLRZ
8
9
0
qa
Recording mode indicator (41)
Battery remaining indicator (13)
Focus preset indicator (30)
Picture effect indicator (32)
Low battery warning indicator
(66)
Status indicator (41)
Recording folder indicator (26)
Remaining “Memory Stick”
capacity indicator
Recording time [maximum
recordable time] indicator (42)
Self-diagnosis display (68)
Self-timer indicator (22)
Page numbers in parentheses indicate the
location of additional important
information.
When playing back still images
5
1
When playing back moving
images
qa
9
2.0M
2
3
2.5
4
101-0012
2003 7 4
101
12
/12
6
101
8
0:12
qf
7
q;
9:30AM
8
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
101_0008
2003 7 4
10:30AM
qg
Recording mode indicator (42)
Folder_file name (55)
Playback folder indicator (36)
Image number
Counter
Change folder indicator (37)
Recording date/time of the
playback image
Additional information
A Image size indicator (18, 31)
B Print (DPOF) mark indicator (39)
C Enlarged playback/enlargement
level indicator (38)
D Folder-file name (55)
E Playback folder indicator (36)
F Image number/Number of
images recorded in selected
folder
G Change folder indicator (37)
H Recording date/time of the
playback image
qs
qd
Page numbers in parentheses indicate the
location of additional important
information.
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Index
Index
A
Access lamp ..................................................... 17
AE/AF lock indicator ...................................... 20
Auto Focus ....................................................... 21
Auto power-off function .................................. 14
B
Battery
charging time .............................................. 11
preparing batteries ...................................... 10
remaining indicator ..................................... 13
Battery life ....................................................... 13
Beep/shutter sound .......................................... 71
Burst ................................................................ 31
C
80
CD-ROM ......................................................... 47
Changing the recording folder ......................... 26
Charging
charging the batteries .................................. 10
charging time .............................................. 11
Cleaning ........................................................... 72
Clock set .......................................................... 15
Computer
copying images ............................... 47, 53, 57
Image Transfer ............................................ 49
ImageMixer ................................................ 50
USB cable ....................................... 51, 52, 57
USB driver ............................................ 48, 57
Control button .............................................. 9, 15
Copying images ................................... 47, 53, 57
Creating a new folder ....................................... 25
D
Deleting images ............................................... 44
DPOF ............................................................... 39
E
Enlarged playback ........................................... 38
EXEC ......................................................... 15, 38
Exif .................................................................. 77
Image Transfer ................................................. 49
ImageMixer ...................................................... 50
Index screen ..................................................... 35
Installation
Image Transfer ............................................ 49
ImageMixer ................................................. 50
USB driver ............................................ 48, 57
J
JPG ................................................................... 55
F
L
File
file names .................................................... 55
image file storage destinations .................... 55
Flash
Red-eye reduction ........................... 23, 24, 28
selecting a flash mode ................................. 23
Focusing
Focus preset ................................................ 30
shooting (using auto adjustment mode) ...... 20
Folder
folder for playback ...................................... 36
recording folder .......................................... 26
Formatting a “Memory Stick” ......................... 45
LCD screen
DISPLAY .............................................. 22, 78
LCD light .................................................... 21
I
Image
copying images ..................................... 53, 57
copying images to your computer ............... 47
file names .................................................... 55
image file storage destinations .................... 55
image size ............................................. 18, 19
M
Memory Stick
formatting a “Memory Stick” ..................... 45
inserting/removing a “Memory Stick” ........ 17
number of shooting images ......................... 19
shooting time ............................................... 42
MENU .............................................................. 15
Menu settings ................................................... 69
Mode switch ....................................................... 8
Moisture condensation ..................................... 72
Movie
shooting movies .......................................... 41
shooting time ......................................... 13, 42
viewing images on your computer .............. 54
viewing movies on the LCD screen ............ 42
MPG ................................................................. 55
N
Nickel-Metal Hydride batteries ..................10, 75
P
Picture Effect ....................................................32
POWER ............................................................14
Power
batteries .......................................................10
inserting the batteries ...................................12
ON/OFF .......................................................14
Precautions .......................................................72
Print (DPOF) mark ...........................................39
R
Red-eye reduction .................................23, 24, 28
RESET button .............................................59, 68
S
U
USB
USB Bus Powered ...................................... 47
USB cable ....................................... 51, 52, 57
USB connection .......................................... 51
USB driver ............................................ 48, 57
Using your camera abroad ............................... 14
V
Viewing images on the LCD screen .......... 34, 42
Viewing images on your computer ............ 54, 57
Index
SCENE .............................................................29
Scene Selection (SCENE) ................................28
Self-diagnosis display ......................................68
Self-timer ..........................................................22
Setting
date and time ...............................................15
image size ....................................................18
menu items ..................................................69
Shooting mode
auto adjustment mode ..................................20
Burst ............................................................31
movie ...........................................................41
Single image screen ..........................................34
Still image shooting
auto focus ....................................................21
image size ................................................... 18
number of images that can be saved ........... 19
Picture Effect .............................................. 32
Scene Selection ........................................... 28
using auto adjustment mode ....................... 20
using the flash ............................................. 23
using the self-timer ..................................... 22
Still image viewing
delete ........................................................... 44
index screen ................................................ 35
single image screen ..................................... 34
viewing images on your computer .............. 54
viewing still images on the LCD screen ..... 34
W
Warnings and messages ................................... 66
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