Prepare the battery pack 1 1 2 1 Insert the battery pack. Turn the camera on/set the clock Select Terminal side 2 . Press the POWER button. Push the back part of the battery pack gently until it clicks into place. 3 Battery charger 3 Insert a “Memory Stick Duo” (not supplied) Lighting To wall outlet (wall socket) 2 1 2 1 Insert the “Memory Stick Duo” all the way in until it clicks. Power cord (mains lead) When there is no “Memory Stick Duo” inserted 2 CHARGE lamp Light on: Charging 3 Connect the power cord (mains lead). Light off: Completed (Practical charge) 1 If you continue charging the battery pack for about one more hour (until it is fully charged), the charge will last slightly longer. Set the clock by touching the buttons on the screen. Touch the desired date display format, then t. The Clock Set 2/2 screen appears. 1/2 Clock Set Y/M/D • Connect the battery charger to an easily accessible wall outlet (wall socket) close by. • 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 battery pack from the battery charger. • The time required to fully charge the supplied battery pack from when it is completely discharged at a temperature of 25°C (77°F) is approximately 330 min., and the practical charging time is approximately 270 min. Charging may take longer under certain circumstances or conditions. Digital Still Camera Read This First 2005 / 12 D/M/Y 2005 1 1 12:00AM 2 : OK 1 00 4 AM Cancel Touch the item to be set, then set the numeric value with v/V. 1 2 Select a mode. Movie: Select . AUTO 12 : 1 00 OK 3 / Select AM OFF . MENU Playback: Touch [OK]. 3 . 2/2 Clock Set 2005 / 1 1 / 1 10 : 30 Facing the battery pack as shown above, insert it while pressing the battery eject lever with the tip of the battery. OFF OK Close the battery/ “Memory Stick Duo” cover. Cancel OFF MENU • To cancel, touch [Cancel]. Checking the accessories supplied • Rechargeable battery pack NP-BG1 (1)/Battery case (1) • USB, A/V, DC IN cable for multi-use terminal (1) • Wrist strap (1) • CD-ROM (Cyber-shot application software) (1) A “Memory Stick Duo” is not supplied. The camera has its own internal memory (26 MB), however, purchase of a “Memory Stick Duo” is recommended for shooting more images. “Memory Stick Duo”: you can use a “Memory Stick Duo” with your camera. “Memory Stick”: you cannot use a “Memory Stick” with your camera. • Operating instructions: “Read This First” (this manual) (1) • Stylus (1) 1M • To turn off the touch panel buttons, press screen key). (on- 2-652-805-13(1) Printed on 100% recycled paper using VOC (Volatile Organic Compound)-free vegetable oil based ink. • Power cord (mains lead) (1) AUTO AM (on-screen key) button • Battery charger BC-CSG (1) Touch the buttons on the screen lightly with your finger. Battery eject lever Open the battery/ “Memory Stick Duo” cover. © 2005 Sony Corporation Printed in Japan 1M AUTO 1 Skip this step when the mode switch is set to . Cancel 2 1 AUTO OFF Still image: 1 Select 2 Before operating the unit, please read this manual and “User’s Guide/Troubleshooting” (separate volume) thoroughly, and retain them for future reference. Press (on-screen key) to display the touch panel buttons. 2/2 Clock Set Insert the charged battery pack. 2 / Operate the touch panel CANCEL BY SHUTTER BUTTON DSC-N1 Operating Instructions 1 M/D/Y 2005 / 4 2/2 Clock Set The camera records/plays back images using the internal memory (26 MB). t “User’s Guide/ Troubleshooting” (page 25) • Operating instructions: “User’s Guide/ Troubleshooting” (1) Other memory cards cannot be used. • For details on “Memory Stick Duo” t “User’s Guide/ Troubleshooting” (page 117) Using the AC Adaptor To change the date and time On the touch panel buttons You can connect the camera to a wall outlet (wall socket) using the AC-LS5K AC Adaptor (not supplied). t “User’s Guide/Troubleshooting” (page 17). Refer to the operating instructions supplied with the AC Adaptor. Select [Clock Set] in the (Setup) screen and perform the procedure in step 3 above. t “User’s Guide/Troubleshooting” (pages 61 and 73) • When the item you want to set is not on the screen, touch v/V to change the page. Image Size On the clock display To check the remaining battery Press POWER button to turn on and check the remaining battery on the LCD screen. • If you selected [D/M/Y] in step 3-1, set the time on a 24-hour cycle. • Midnight is indicated as 12:00 AM, and noon as 12:00 PM. . 6pic 8M 8M 3:2 3:2 5M 5M 3M 3M When turning on the power Battery remaining indicator Battery remaining guidelines • You can return to the previous screen by touching • Unless you set the clock, the Clock Set screen appears each time the camera is turned on. • The following screen appears when the camera is turned on for the second time or afterwards. Sufficient power remaining Battery half full Battery low, recording/ playback will stop soon. Change the battery with fully charged one, or charge the battery. (The warning indicator flashes.) • Do not press against the LCD screen more than necessary. To remove a “Memory Stick Duo” Access lamp • It takes about one minute until the correct battery remaining indicator appears. • The displayed battery remaining indicator may not be correct under certain circumstances. To turn off the power To remove the battery pack Press the POWER button again. Open the battery/“Memory Stick Duo” cover and slide the battery eject lever in the direction of the arrow. Grasp the edges of the battery pack to pull the battery pack out. To avoid dropping the battery pack, do not hold the camera with the battery slot facing down when the battery eject lever is out. • If the camera is running on battery power and you do not operate the camera for about three minutes, the camera turns off automatically to prevent wearing down the battery pack (Auto power-off function). Battery eject lever • To operate the touch panel, press it lightly with your finger or the supplied stylus. • Do not press the touch panel with any pointed object other than the supplied stylus. Open the battery/“Memory Stick Duo” cover, then push the “Memory Stick Duo” in once. When the access lamp is lit Never remove the battery/“Memory Stick Duo” or turn off the power. The data may be corrupted. Changing the language setting You can change the screen display to show messages in a specified language. To change the language setting, touch [MENU] to display the menu screen. Select (Setup), then select [ A Language] in (Setup2), and select the desired language. t “User’s Guide/ Troubleshooting” (page 71) 2 Notes • Charge the supplied NP-BG1 battery pack before using the camera for the first time. • The LCD screen is manufactured using extremely high-precision technology so over 99.99% of the pixels are operational for effective use. However, there may be some tiny black points and/or bright points (white, red, blue or green in color) that constantly appear on the LCD screen. These points are normal in the manufacturing process and do not affect the recording in any way. • The camera is a precision instrument. Be careful not to bump the lens or the LCD screen, and not to apply Hook force to it. Attach the strap to prevent the camera from damage by being dropped, etc. • Designed for use with compatible Sony batteries. To use your camera abroad — Power sources You can use your camera, the supplied battery charger, and the AC-LS5K AC Adaptor (not supplied) in any country or region where the power supply is within 100 V to 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz. • Do not use an electronic transformer (travel converter), as this may cause a malfunction. Additional information on this product and answers to frequently asked questions can be found at our Customer Support Website. http://www.sony.net/ continued on the reverse 5 1 Select the image size for use 2 Select a mode. Still image: Select 3 . 6 Touch (on-screen key) to display the touch panel buttons. Touch AUTO Shoot images easily (Auto adjustment mode) Holding the camera 1 7 2 Select a mode. . 4 Select AUTO (on-screen key) button 3/9 101-0003 2005 1 1 10:30PM . Press and hold the shutter button halfway down to focus. AE/AF lock indicator Flashing indicator t Indicator lit/beeps Still image: the image size is displayed Press the shutter button fully down. The shutter sounds. Movie: / button . STD 640 10/10 101-0010 2005 1 2 10:30AM 16pic 8M 8M 3:2 3:2 5M 5M 3M 3M 00:00:02 AF range finder frame Position the subject in the center of the focus frame. Do not cover the microphone with your finger. Movie: Press the shutter button fully down. Playback bar MENU Rewind/Fast forward: / (Return to normal playback: B) Volume: Touch [MENU] t [Volume] t +/– to adjust t [Exit]. Stop playback: x REC Zoom button • Movies with the image size  are displayed a size smaller. (on-screen key) button To stop recording, press the shutter button fully down again. Touch to complete the setting. To delete images Setting Flash mode/Self-timer/Macro recording (on-screen key) to display the touch panel buttons. AUTO 1 Zoom button Using the flash for still images AUTO Display the image you want to delete, then touch [MENU] t [Delete] t [Delete] t [OK]. Using the zoom 2 Paint Delete Selecting a flash mode for still images For details on the image size t “User’s Guide/Troubleshooting” (page 14) Touch . Image size Guidelines 8M (3264×2448) For printing in A3 size or high density images in A4 size 3:2* (3264×2176) Printing • When the zoom scale exceeds 3×, the camera uses the Digital Zoom function. For details on the [Digital Zoom] settings and the image quality t “User’s Guide/Troubleshooting” (page 62) • You cannot change the zoom scale while shooting a movie. Shooting close-up (Macro) on the screen. Touch the desired item, then . Flash No. of images Touch on the screen. Touch [On], then Fine On Forcedflash Off Touch [Exit] in 2, or [Cancel] in 3. • Even when you delete an image, the minimized image recorded in the Album is still saved. Press while displaying a still image. To undo the zoom, press Macro Auto To cancel the deletion 3M (2048×1536) 1M (1280×960) For printing in postcard size VGA(E-Mail) (640×480) For recording a larger number of images For attaching images to e-mail or creating web pages 16:9(HDTV)** (1920×1080) For viewing images on a wide screen TV, HDTV and HD-ready TV*** More Rough * Images are recorded in the same 3:2 aspect ratio as photograph printing paper or postcards, etc. ** Both edges of the image may be cut off when printing t “User’s Guide/Troubleshooting” (page 110) *** You can view images in higher quality if the TV has the “Memory Stick” slot or is connected via USB. On the recordable number of still images and recordable time of movies Recordable number of still images and recordable time of movies vary depending on the image size selected. For details on recordable number or time t “User’s Guide/Troubleshooting” (page 24) Still images Maximum number of recordable images Movies Maximum recordable time . Adjust the portion: v/V/b/B 1.3 No Flash MENU For printing in A4 size or high density images in A5 size Cancel To view an enlarged image (playback zoom) . Slow Synchro Less OK Exit 1M Shooting close-up (Macro) On still image sizes 3/9 101-0012 2005 1 1 9:30AM Delete Using the self-timer Delete MENU VGA 3/9 101-0012 2005 1 1 9:30AM Slide Show OFF 3 VGA Album OFF 5M (2592×1944) Movie: Touch B. Press The default settings are marked with is displayed button Select • The screen above is for still images. • For movies, select [640(Fine)] (“Memory Stick PRO Duo” only), [640(Standard)] or . • The recordable number of still images or the recordable time of movies is indicated at the right side of [Image Size]. 5 / . VGA Movie: 1M Touch the desired image size. Image Size Select an image with Still image: Microphone Select 2 . MENU (Image Size). OFF MENU Select When shooting images during displayed on the screen, those minimized copies of the original images can be saved in the Album. t “User’s Guide/ Troubleshooting” (page 37) Still image (auto adjustment mode): OFF Movie: 1 Shoot with the shutter button. View/delete images Auto Strobes if it is dark or against light (default setting) Forcedflash ( ) Always strobes. Slow Synchro (Forced flash) ( SL ) The shutter speed is slow in a dark place to clearly shoot the background that is out of flash light. No Flash ( ) Setting all the way to the W side: Approx. 6 cm (2 3/8 inches) Setting all the way to the T side: Approx. 34 cm (13 3/8 inches) on the screen. Touch [On], then . Press the shutter button, the self-timer lamp flashes, and a beep sounds until the shutter operates (approximately 10 seconds later). To suspend the self-timer shooting, press Cancel playback zoom • To store enlarged images: [Trimming] t “User’s Guide/Troubleshooting” (page 60) Press (Index). Touch the image you want to view on the single-image screen. To display the previous/next screen, touch b/B. VGA 3/9 101-0012 2005 1 1 9:30PM If you shoot a still image of a subject that is difficult to focus on • If the subject is closer than approx. 50 cm (19 3/4 inches), use the Macro mode (above). • When the camera cannot focus on the subject automatically, the AE/AF lock indicator changes to flashing slowly and the beep does not sound. Recompose the shot and focus again. Subjects difficult to focus on are: Using the self-timer x1.0 Viewing an index screen Shortest shooting distance from the lens surface Does not strobe. • Shooting distance (when [ISO] is set to [Auto]) W side: Approx. 0.20 to 5.0 m (7 7/8 inches to 16 feet 4 7/8 inches) T side: Approx. 0.34 to 2.6 m (1 feet 1 1/2 inches to 8 feet 6 3/8 inches) • The flash strobes twice. The first time is to adjust the light quantity. Touch • Setting the zoom all the way to the W side is recommended. • The in-focus range becomes narrow, and the complete subject may not entirely be in focus. • The Auto Focus speed drops. – Distant from the camera and dark – The contrast between the subject and its background is poor. – Seen through glass – Moving fast (on-screen key). – Reflective light or with a lustrous finish – Flashing – Backlit MENU MENU If you press again, the 12-image index screen appears. To delete images in index mode 1 While an index screen is displayed, touch [MENU] t [Delete] t [Select]. 2 Touch the image you want to delete to display the Self-Timer (Delete) indicator. To cancel a selection On Touch the image you want to cancel deleting to turn off the image. To identify items on the screen Off t “User’s Guide/Troubleshooting” (page 18) Self-timer lamp OK indicator on the Exit 3 Touch [OK] t [OK]. • To delete all the images in the folder, touch [All in This Folder] in step 1 instead of [Select]. • The number of recordable images and time can differ according to shooting conditions.