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1
Prepare the battery
Insert the batteries.
3
Match 3/# and
insert.
Digital Still Camera
2
Battery charger
To wall outlet
(wall socket)
1
Turn the camera on/set the clock
Select
2
.
Insert a “Memory Stick” (not supplied)
3
Terminal side
Press POWER.
Clock Set
Y/M/D
M/D/Y
D/M/Y
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Read This First
Operating Instructions
Before operating the unit, please read this manual and “User’s Guide/Troubleshooting” (separate
volume) thoroughly, and retain it for future reference.
1 /
1
12 : 00
OK
AM
Cancel
Lighting
Open the “Memory Stick” cover.
Power cord
(mains lead)
CHARGE lamp
2
Light on: Charging
Light off: Completed (Remove the
batteries.)
3
Connect the power cord
(mains lead).
Set the clock with the control button.
The camera records/plays back images using the internal memory (32 MB). t “User’s Guide/
Troubleshooting” (page 24)
1 Select the date display format with v/V, then press z.
Y/M/D
M/D/Y
D/M/Y
• Connect the battery charger to an easily accessible wall outlet (wall socket) close by.
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• 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.
1
12 : 00
OK
AM
Cancel
2 Select each item with b/B and set the numeric value with
v/V, then press z.
Select the image size for use
4
1
Select a mode.
Still image:
Clock Set
Nickel-Metal Hydride battery
Charging time
NH-AA-DA×2 (supplied)
Approx. 6 hours
Y/M/D
M/D/Y
D/M/Y
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• Time required to charge fully depleted Nickel-Metal Hydride batteries at a temperature of 25°C
Refer to “User’s Guide/Troubleshooting”
(separate volume)
OK
AM
Cancel
Bottom
1
1
10 : 30
Movie:
• The screen above is for still images.
For movies, select [640(Fine)] (“Memory Stick
PRO” only), [640(Standard)] or [160].
.
4
OK
AM
Cancel
2
1M
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Image Size
Select
1
Select the size with v/V.
5M
3:2
3M
Y/M/D
M/D/Y
D/M/Y
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3
(Image Size).
1M
Clock Set
2
Press
.
3 Select [OK] with B, then press z.
Insert the charged batteries.
Explains advanced techniques and what to do if you experience trouble with
your camera.
Select
2
12 : 00
(77°F). Charging may take longer under certain circumstances or conditions.
• The CHARGE lamp may remain lit longer than six hours, but this is not a malfunction.
4
Close the cover.
When there is no “Memory Stick” inserted
Clock Set
DSC-H1
Insert the “Memory Stick” all the way in
until it clicks.
Press
(Image Size) to
complete the setting.
• To cancel, select [Cancel] and press z.
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Checking the accessories supplied
• Ni-MH battery charger BCCS2A/CS2B (1)
• USB cable (1)
• Lens cap (1)/Lens cap strap
(1)
While pressing OPEN, open the
battery cover.
Match 3/# and insert.
Close the cover.
button
Using batteries other than the supplied ones
To change the date and time
You can use HR 15/51:HR6 (size AA) Nickel-Metal Hydride batteries/ZR6 (size AA) Oxy
Nickel Primary Battery. t “User’s Guide/Troubleshooting” (page 98)
t “User’s Guide/Troubleshooting” (page 61)
Select [Clock Set] in the
(Setup) screen and perform the procedure in step 3 above.
On still image sizes
For details on the image size t “User’s Guide/Troubleshooting” (page 13)
Image size
Guidelines
For printing high density images in A4 or
A5 size
Using the AC Adaptor
On the clock display
You can connect the camera using the AC-LS5K AC Adaptor (not supplied). t “User’s Guide/
Troubleshooting” (page 15). Refer to the operating instructions supplied with the AC Adaptor.
5M (2592×1944)
(the default setting)
• 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.
3:2 (2592×1728)*
To check the remaining battery time
When turning on the power
1M (1280×960)
• Unless you set the clock, the Clock Set screen appears each time the camera is turned on.
• Do not touch the lens portion as the lens portion extends. Also, do not leave the camera with the lens portion
extended for a long period of time with the power off as this may cause malfunction.
• The following screen appears when the camera is turned on for the second time or afterwards.
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(640×480)
No. of images
Printing
Less
Fine
More
Rough
3M (2048×1536)
• A/V cable (1)
Press POWER to turn on and check the time on the screen.
• Power cord (mains lead) (1)
• Shoulder strap (1)
• CD-ROM (Cyber-shot
application software) (1)
• Operating instructions for
digital still camera “Read
This First” (this manual) (1)
• Lens hood (1)
• HR6 (size AA) Nickel-Metal
Hydride batteries (2)
• Adaptor ring (1)
• Operating instructions
“User’s Guide/
Troubleshooting” (1)
A “Memory Stick” is not
supplied.
The camera has the own
internal memory (32 MB),
however, purchase of a
“Memory Stick” is
recommended.
• Battery case (1)
Battery
remaining
indicator
Sufficient
power
remaining
Battery half full
Battery low,
recording/
playback will
stop soon.
Change the batteries with
fully charged ones, or
charge the batteries. (The
warning indicator flashes.)
• The displayed time remaining may not be correct under certain circumstances.
• When using Oxy Nickel Primary Battery, the battery remaining indicator does not display the correct
information.
• When the AC Adaptor (not supplied) is used, the battery remaining indicator is not displayed.
• Charge the supplied batteries before using the camera for the first time.
• The camera is a precision instrument. Be careful not to bump the lens or the LCD screen, and not to
apply force to it. Attach the shoulder strap to prevent the camera from damage by being dropped, etc.
t “User’s Guide/Troubleshooting” (page 16)
S AF
To turn off the power
Press POWER again.
On 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 23)
Still images
Maximum recordable image
Movies
Maximum recordable time
• If the camera is running on battery power and you do not operate the camera for a period of time, the camera
turns off automatically to prevent wearing down the battery (Auto power-off function).
To remove the batteries
Hold the camera with the battery cover facing upward, then open the battery cover and remove
the batteries. Be careful not to drop the batteries.
To use your camera abroad — Power sources
Notes before use
* Images are recorded in the same 3:2 aspect ratio as photograph printing paper or postcards, etc.
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Battery
remaining
guidelines
For printing in postcard size
For recording a larger number of images
For attaching images to e-mail or creating
web pages
You can use your camera, the supplied battery charger, and the AC Adaptor (not supplied) in any
country or region where the power supply is within 100 V to 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz. Use a
commercially available AC plug adaptor [a], if necessary, depending on the design of the wall
outlet (wall socket) [b].
BC-CS2A/
CS2B
• Do not use an electronic transformer (travel converter), as
this may cause a malfunction.
Changing the language setting
You can change the screen display to show messages in a specified language. To change the
language setting, press MENU to display the menu screen. Select
(Setup) with the control
button, then, select [ A Language] in
(Setup1), and select the desired language. t “User’s
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Guide/Troubleshooting” (page 59)
• Number of recordable images and time can differ according to shooting conditions.
To remove a “Memory Stick”
Open the “Memory Stick” cover, then push
the “Memory Stick” in once.
“Memory Stick”
cover
Access lamp
When the access lamp is lit
Never open the battery cover, remove the “Memory Stick” or turn off the power. The data may be
corrupted.
Additional information on this product and answers to frequently asked questions can be
found at our Customer Support Website.
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Shoot images easily (Auto adjustment mode)
1
Holding the camera
Shoot still images (Scene Selection)
2
Select a mode.
Still image:
Still image (auto adjustment mode):
Select
1
Shoot with the shutter button.
Press and hold
halfway down to
focus
.
AE/AF lock indicator
Flashing t lit/beeps
Select the desired mode of Scene
Selection ( ,
, ,
,
,
,
).
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1
View/delete images
Select
2
.
Select an image with b/B.
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Press fully down
The shutter sounds.
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VOLUME
Still image: the image size is displayed
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Movie:
button
Movie:
Jog dial
• For details on modes, see below.
Select
.
2
30 F2.8
S AF
Shoot with the shutter button.
Movie:
To play back a movie, press z.
AF range finder frame
Position the subject in the center of the focus
frame.
is displayed
• You can easily view the next/previous image by turning
the jog dial.
STD
10/10
00:00:03
Press fully down
STD
101_0010
STOP
button
button
• Movies with the image size [160] are displayed a size
smaller.
Using the control button
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Using the flash for
still images
Using the zoom
To cancel the Scene Selection
To delete images
Set the mode dial to other than the mode of Scene Selection.
1 Display the image you want to delete and press
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Shooting close-up
(Macro)
S AF
RETURN
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S AF
Checking the last still image you shot (Quick Review)
Press b (
) on the control button.
To cancel, press b again.
• The image may appear rough right after playback starts.
• To delete the image, press
(Delete) and select [Delete] with v on the control button, then press z.
Selecting a flash mode for still images
Before step 2, press v ( ) on the control button repeatedly until the desired mode is selected.
No indicator
Strobes if it is dark or against light (default setting)
Forced flash
SL
Slow synchro (Forced flash)
The shutter speed is slow in a dark place to clearly shoot the background
that is out of flash light.
No flash
• The flash automatically pops up and strobes. Close the flash by hand after use.
• When the adaptor ring (supplied) or the lens hood (supplied) is attached, the flashlight is blocked.
• Shooting distance (when [ISO] is set to [Auto])
W side: Approx. 0.3 to 6.8 m (11 26/32 inches to 22 feet 3 23/32 inches)
T side: Approx. 0.9 to 5.2 m (2 feet 11 14/32 inches to 17 feet 23/32 inches)
• The flash strobes twice. The first time is to adjust the light quantity.
Shooting close-up (Macro)
Before step 2, press B (
) on the control button.
To cancel, press B again.
• 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 AF speed drops.
Shortest shooting distance from the lens surface
Setting all the way to the W side: Approx. 2 cm (13/16 inches)
Setting all the way to the T side: Approx. 90 cm (35 1/2 inches)
Before step 2, press V (
S AF
) on the control button.
Press the shutter button, the self-timer lamp flashes, and a beep sounds until the shutter operates
(approximately 10 seconds later).
Self-timer lamp
2/9
To cancel the deletion
S AF
Select [Exit], then press z.
Delete
Exit
Pressing the button slightly zooms slowly and pressing the button fully down zooms fast.
BACK/NEXT
• When the zoom scale exceeds 12×, the camera uses [Digital Zoom].
For details on the [Digital Zoom] settings and the image quality t “User’s Guide/Troubleshooting” (page
51)
• You cannot change the zoom scale while shooting a movie.
If you shoot a still image of a subject that is difficult to focus on
Scene Selection modes
To view an enlarged image (playback zoom)
• If the subject is closer than approx. 50 cm (19 3/4 inches) at W-side position, use the Macro mode (left
column).
• When the camera cannot focus on the subject automatically, the AE/AF lock indicator changes to flashing
slowly and the beep does not sound (except for Continuous AF, t “User’s Guide/Troubleshooting” (page
51)). Recompose the shot and focus again.
The following modes are predetermined to match the scene conditions.
While displaying a still image, press
Subjects difficult to focus on are:
– Distant from the camera and dark
– The contrast between the subject and its
background is poor.
– Seen through glass
– Moving fast
– Reflect light or have a lustrous finish
– Flashing
– Against light
Twilight*
Shoots night scenes at a distance
without losing the dark
atmosphere of the surroundings.
Twilight portrait*
Shoots portraits in dark places.
High-speed shutter
Shoots moving subjects in bright
places.
Landscape
Shoots landscapes, etc., by
focusing on a distant subject.
To undo the zoom, press
to zoom in on the image.
.
Adjust the portion: v/V/b/B
Cancel playback zoom: z
To store enlarged images: [Trimming] t “User’s Guide/Troubleshooting” (page 49)
Viewing an index screen
Press
(index), then select an image with v/V/b/B.
To return to the single-image screen, press z. To display the next (previous) index screen, press
b/B.
Steady shot function
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The steady shot function is equipped with the camera.
To cancel the steady shot function, set the mode dial to other than
, then press the
(Steady shot) button to display the
indicator. To turn on the steady shot function, press the
(Steady shot) button again.
Candle*
Shoot candlelit scenes, without
spoiling the atmosphere.
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Portrait
Shoots with backgrounds blur
away, and the subject is
sharpened.
• SINGLE DISPLAY
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• SINGLE DISPLAY
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VOLUME
If you press again, the sixteen-image
index screen appears.
Beach
(Steady shot) button
To delete images in index mode
Shoots seasides or lakesides, the
blue of the water clearly recorded.
• When the mode dial is set to
, you cannot cancel the steady shot function.
• You can save the battery power when the steady shot function is deactivated.
• You can change the steady shot mode t “User’s Guide/Troubleshooting” (page 54).
To identify items on the screen
t “User’s Guide/Troubleshooting” (page 18)
To shoot using the finder
With the FINDER/LCD button, you can choose to shoot either using the finder or the LCD
screen. When you use the finder, the image does not appear on the LCD screen. Adjust the finder
adjustment lever until the image appears clearly within the finder, then shoot the image.
Finder adjustment lever
Using the self-timer
(delete).
2 Select [Delete] with v, then press z.
Zoom button
S AF
Using the
self-timer
VOLUME
To stop recording, press the shutter button fully down again.
Control button
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REV/CUE
Rewind/Fast forward: b/B
(Return to normal playback: z)
Volume: v/V
Stop playback: z
Control button
Zoom button
Checking the last
image you shot
(Quick Review)
Playback bar
640
REC 00:00:02[00:10:48]
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640
Movie:
FINDER/LCD button
* The shutter speed becomes slower, so using a tripod is recommended.
1 While an index screen is displayed, press
control button, then press z.
(Delete) and select [Select] with v/V on the
2 Select the image you want to delete with v/V/b/B, then press z to display the
indicator on the selected image.
(Delete)
To use the functions set by the control button with Scene Selection
To cancel a selection
Before shooting in step 2, select the settings with the control button. Some functions are not
available, depending on the Scene Selection mode. When you press the button to select functions
that cannot be combined with Scene Selection, a beep sounds. t “User’s Guide/
Troubleshooting” (page 28)
Select an image you have previously selected for deletion, then
press z to delete the
indicator from the image.
SELECT
3 Press
TO NEXT
(Delete).
4 Select [OK] with B, then press z.
• To delete all the images in the folder, select [All In This Folder] with v/V in step 1 instead of [Select], then
press z.
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