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Prepare the batteries
Insert the batteries.
Match 3/# and
Battery charger
Turn the camera on/set the clock
Light off: Completed (Remove the batteries.)
Connect the power cord
(mains lead).
Close the cover.
Insert the “Memory Stick Duo”
all the way in until it clicks.
When there is no “Memory Stick Duo” inserted
Set the clock with the control
Read This First
Open the “Memory
Stick Duo” cover.
The camera records/plays back images using the internal memory (30 MB). t “User’s Guide/
Troubleshooting” (page 29)
1 Select the date display format with v/V, then press
• 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 Nickel-Metal Hydride batteries from the battery charger.
• Time required to charge fully depleted Nickel-Metal Hydride batteries (supplied) at a temperature of 25°C
(77°F) is approximately 6 hours. 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.
Digital Still Camera
Terminal side
Labeled side
To wall outlet
(wall socket)
Power cord (mains lead)
Light on: Charging
Press the POWER button.
Insert a “Memory Stick Duo” (not
Select the image size for use
2 Select each item with b/B and set the numeric value
Select a mode.
Still image:
with v/V, then press z.
Insert the charged batteries.
Select the size with v / V.
(Image Size).
3 Select [OK] with B, then press z.
Operating Instructions
Before operating the unit, please read this manual and “User’s Guide/Troubleshooting” (separate
volume) thoroughly, and retain them for future reference.
While pressing OPEN,
open the battery cover.
Match 3/# and insert.
• The screen above is for still images.
• For movies, select [640(Fine)] (“Memory Stick PRO
Duo” only), [640(Standard)] or [160].
Close the cover.
(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)/Power cord
(mains lead) (1)
• Shoulder strap (1)
• Lens hood (1)/Adaptor ring (1)
A “Memory Stick Duo” is not
The camera has its own internal
memory (30 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.
• HR6 (size AA) Nickel-Metal
Hydride batteries (2)/Battery
case (1)
• Operating instructions: “Read
This First” (this manual) (1)
• Operating instructions: “User’s
Guide/Troubleshooting” (1)
• A/V cable (1)
To change the date and time
On still image sizes
You can use HR 15/51:HR6 (size AA) Nickel-Metal Hydride batteries/LR6 (size AA) alkaline
battery/ZR6 (size AA) Oxy Nickel Primary Battery. t “User’s Guide/Troubleshooting”
(page 110)
Select [Clock Set] in the
(Setup) screen and perform the procedure in step 3 above.
t “User’s Guide/Troubleshooting” (pages 56 and 68)
For details on the image size t “User’s Guide/Troubleshooting” (page 16)
Using the AC Adaptor
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 19). Refer to the operating instructions
supplied with the AC Adaptor.
To check the remaining battery level
Press POWER to turn on and check the level on the screen.
The default settings are marked with
“Memory Stick”: you cannot
use a “Memory Stick” with
your camera.
Other memory cards cannot
be used.
• For details on “Memory Stick
Duo” t “User’s Guide/
Troubleshooting” (page 108)
• Charge the batteries (supplied) 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 force to it. Attach the shoulder strap to prevent the camera from damage by being dropped, etc.
t “User’s Guide/Troubleshooting” (page 20).
• Illustrations used in this manual are of the DSC-H2 unless noted otherwise.
On the clock display
• Midnight is indicated as 12:00 AM, and noon as 12:00 PM.
• If you selected [D/M/Y] in step 3-1, set the time on a 24-hour cycle.
7M (DSC-H5 only)
Up to A3/11×17"print
6M (DSC-H2 only)
Up to A4/8×10"print
When turning on the power
Match 3:2 Aspect Ratio
• 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.
5M (DSC-H5 only)
Up to A4/8×10"print
No. of images
Up to 13×18cm/5×7"print
Up to 10×15cm/4×6"print
For E-mail
Display On 16:9 HDTV3)
Battery half full
Battery low,
playback will
stop soon.
Change the batteries with
fully charged ones, or
charge the batteries. (The
warning indicator flashes.)
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 102)
3) By using a Memory Stick slot or USB connection, you can enjoy higher quality images.
To turn off the power
Press the POWER button again.
• The displayed time remaining may not be correct under certain circumstances.
• When using LR6 (size AA) alkaline battery/Oxy Nickel Primary Battery, the battery remaining indicator
does not display the correct information.
• 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 batteries (Auto power-off function).
• When the AC Adaptor (not supplied) is used, the battery remaining indicator is not displayed.
Changing the language setting
To remove the batteries
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
Guide/Troubleshooting” (page 65)
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.
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 28)
Still images
Maximum number
of recordable
recordable time
To use your camera abroad — Power sources
• The number of recordable images and time can differ according to shooting conditions.
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. Use a commercially available AC plug adaptor [a], if necessary, depending on the design of
the wall outlet (wall socket) [b].
To remove a “Memory Stick Duo”
• 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.
Image size
• Lens cap (1)/Lens cap strap (1)
• CD-ROM (Cyber-shot
application software) (1)
• USB cable (1)
Using batteries other than the supplied ones
“Memory Stick Duo” cover
Access lamp
Open the “Memory Stick Duo” cover, then push the
“Memory Stick Duo” in once.
When the access lamp is lit
Never open the battery cover, remove the “Memory Stick
Duo” or turn off the power. The data may be corrupted.
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Shoot images easily (Auto adjustment mode)
Holding the camera
Select a mode.
Still image (auto adjustment
Shoot still images (Scene Selection)
Shoot with the shutter button.
Still image:
Press and hold the
shutter button halfway
down to focus.
AE/AF lock indicator
Flashing t lit/beeps
Select the desired mode of Scene
Selection ( ,
, ,
Press the shutter button
fully down.
The shutter sounds.
View/delete images
when the camera is
powered off, the camera
is turned on in the
playback mode.
Select an image with b/B.
• If you press
Still image: the image size is displayed
Function Guide
• For details on modes, see below.
AF range finder frame
is displayed
• You can easily view the next/previous image by
turning the jog dial.
Shoot with the shutter button.
To play back a movie, press z.
Press the shutter button
fully down.
Position the subject in the center of the focus
Jog dial
Zoom button
Control button
To stop recording, press the shutter button fully down again.
To return to the shooting mode
• Press
(Playback) again.
• Press and hold the shutter button halfway
Using the flash for
still images
Rewind/Fast forward: b/B
(Return to normal playback: z)
Volume: v/V
Stop playback: z
Control button
Using the control button
• Movies with the image size [160] are displayed a size
Using the zoom
Zoom button
Changing Image
Brightness (EV)
(Screen display
switch) button
(STEADY SHOT) button
Shooting close-up
On Function Guide
• Change the position of the mode dial.
The operational instructions displayed on the Function Guide are automatically turned off in a
few seconds.
To delete images
When you want to cancel the Function Guide, press the shutter button halfway down.
1 Display the image you want to delete and press
You can set the Function Guide not to be displayed on the
Troubleshooting” (page 58)
(Setup) screen. t “User’s Guide/
2 Select [Delete] with v, then press z.
Pressing the button slightly zooms slowly and pressing the button fully down zooms fast.
Using the
Changing Image Brightness (EV)
(Adjusting exposure)
Before Step 2, press b (
) on the control
Adjust the image brightness by turning the
jog dial.
+ (Brighter) / – (Darker).
T side: Approx. 0.9 to 6.8 m (35 1/2 inches to
22 feet 3 3/4 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
To cancel, press B again.
• Setting the zoom all the way to the W side is
• The in-focus range becomes narrow, and the
complete subject may not entirely be in focus.
• The Auto Focus speed drops.
Shortest shooting distance from the lens
Toward –
Toward +
• The compensation value can be set in 1/3EV
increments (+2.0EV to –2.0EV).
• 0EV indicates the value judged as the most
suitable by the camera.
• The exposure value returns to 0EV when the
mode dial position is changed or the power is
turned off (Only when the mode dial is set to
• For details on the exposure t “User’s Guide/
Troubleshooting” (page 14)
• For details on the jog dial t “User’s Guide/
Troubleshooting” (page 32)
Selecting a flash mode for still images
Before step 2, press v ( ) on the control
button repeatedly until the desired mode is
No indicator Flash Auto
Strobes when there is insufficient
light or backlight (default setting)
Flash forced on
Slow synchro (Flash forced on)
The shutter speed is slow in a dark
place to clearly shoot the background
that is out of flash light.
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)
Using the self-timer
Before Step 2, press V ( ) on the control
button repeatedly until the desired mode is
No indicator
Not using the self-timer
• When the zoom scale exceeds 12×, the camera uses the Digital Zoom function.
For details on the [Digital Zoom] settings and the image quality t “User’s Guide/Troubleshooting”
(page 57)
• Even if you press the button fully down, the camera zooms slowly while shooting a movie.
To cancel the Scene Selection
If you shoot a still image of a subject that is difficult to focus on
Scene Selection modes
• The shortest shooting distance is 50 cm (19 3/4 inches) (W)/90 cm (35 1/2 inches) (T). Shoot in the close-up
(Macro) mode (left) when shooting a subject closer than the shortest shooting distance.
• 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 57)). Recompose the shot and focus again.
The following modes are predetermined to match the scene conditions.
To cancel the deletion
Set the mode dial to other than the mode of Scene Selection.
High Sensitivity
Shoot without flash in low-light
reducing blur
Select [Exit], then press z.
To view an enlarged image (playback zoom)
High-Speed Shutter
Shoot moving subject to stop
– Distant from the camera and dark
– The contrast between the subject and its
background is poor.
– Seen through glass
– Moving fast
– Reflective light or with a lustrous finish
– Flashing
– Backlit
Shoot landscapes with distant
Anti-blur function
The anti-blur function is equipped with the camera.
To cancel the anti-blur function, set the mode dial to other than
, then press the
(STEADY SHOT) button (above) to display the
indicator. To turn on the anti-blur function,
press the
(STEADY SHOT) button again.
• When the mode dial is set to
, you cannot cancel the anti-blur function.
• You can change the anti-blur mode t “User’s Guide/Troubleshooting” (page 61).
Cancel playback zoom: z
If you view images in bright light such as in an outdoor location, adjust the brightness of the
backlight up. However, the battery power may decrease faster under such condition.
If you press the
(Screen display switch) button longer (above), the backlight brightens. If
you press again, the backlight is brightened down.
Twilight Portrait*
Shoot portraits in low light with
(Index) and 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
To delete images in index mode
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.
Shoot waterside scene with rich
blue color
Green selection frame
To cancel a selection
* The shutter speed becomes slower, so using a tripod is recommended.
t “User’s Guide/Troubleshooting” (page 22)
To use the functions set by the control button with Scene Selection
Setting the 2-second delay selftimer
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 dial to your eyesight so that the image appears clearly within the finder, then shoot
the image.
Viewing an index screen
Shoot low light scene without
To brighten up the display (DSC-H2: Finder only)
Finder adjustment dial
Adjust the portion: v/V/b/B
Shoot portrait focus tightly on
To identify items on the screen
To cancel, press V until the indicator
while displaying a still image.
To undo the zoom, press
To store enlarged images: [Trimming] t “User’s Guide/Troubleshooting” (page 55)
Subjects difficult to focus on are:
Setting the 10-second delay selftimer
Press the shutter button, the self-timer lamp
flashes, and a beep sounds until the shutter
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 34)
Select an image you have previously selected for deletion, then press z
to delete the
indicator from the image.
3 Press
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.
Flash forced off
• The flash automatically pops up and strobes.
Close the flash by hand after use.
• The flash range (when [ISO] is set to [Auto])
W side: Approx. 0.3 to 9.0 m (11 7/8 inches to
29 feet 6 3/8 inches)
• If you use the 2-second delay self-timer, you may
prevent blur.
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