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1
Prepare the battery
2
Insert the batteries.
Digital Still Camera
1
Turn the camera on/set the clock
Select
2
.
3
Terminal side
Press POWER.
2
Clock Set
Y/M/D
M/D/Y
D/M/Y
POWER
Read This First
Insert a “Memory Stick” (not supplied)
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OK
AM
Cancel
Lighting
1
Insert the “Memory Stick” all the way in until it clicks.
While pressing OPEN, open the cover.
Operating Instructions
When there is no “Memory Stick” inserted
3
Before operating the unit, please read this manual and “User’s Guide/Troubleshooting” (separate
volume) thoroughly, and retain it for future reference.
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 22)
1 Select the date display format with v/V, then press z.
Clock Set
Y/M/D
M/D/Y
D/M/Y
Match 3/# and insert.
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OK
AM
Cancel
2 Select each item with b/B and set the numeric value with
1
v/V, then press z.
Select the image size for use
4
1
Select a mode.
Still image:
Clock Set
2
Select
Y/M/D
M/D/Y
D/M/Y
.
2
Press
3
Select the size with v/V.
(Image Size).
4M
3:2
3M
Close the cover.
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OK
AM
Cancel
1M
Movie:
• The screen above is for still images.
For movies, select [640(Fine)] (“Memory Stick
PRO” only), [640(Standard)] or [160].
3 Select [OK] with B, then press z.
Select
.
Clock Set
Y/M/D
M/D/Y
D/M/Y
Refer to “User’s Guide/Troubleshooting”
(separate volume)
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4
OK
AM
Cancel
Explains advanced techniques and what to do if you experience trouble with
your camera.
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Image Size
Press
(Image Size) to
complete the setting.
• To cancel, select [Cancel] and press z.
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Checking the accessories supplied
• R6 (size AA) alkaline batteries (2)
• USB cable (1)
• CD-ROM (Cyber-shot
application software) (1)
• Operating instructions for
digital still camera “Read
This First” (this manual) (1)
A “Memory Stick” is not
supplied.
The camera has the own
internal memory (32
MB), however, purchase
of a “Memory Stick” is
recommended.
• Operating instructions
“User’s Guide/
Troubleshooting” (1)
button
Using alkaline batteries
To change the date and time
Read “On alkaline batteries (supplied)/Oxy Nickel Primary Battery (not supplied)” carefully. t
“User’s Guide/Troubleshooting” (page 85)
Select [Clock Set] in the
Guidelines
For printing high density images in A4 or
A5 size
On the clock display
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 85)
• 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 (2304×1536)*
Using the AC Adaptor
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.
When turning on the power
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• 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 cover opens and 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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To turn off the power
Battery
remaining
guidelines
Sufficient
power
remaining
Battery half full
Battery low,
recording/
playback will
stop soon.
Replace the batteries with
new ones, or fully charged
Nickel-Metal Hydride
batteries. (The warning
indicator flashes.)
No. of images
Printing
Less
Fine
More
Rough
3M (2048×1536)
• Nickel-Metal Hydride batteries can be charged repeatedly for use.
Battery
remaining
indicator
• 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 strap to prevent the camera from damage by being dropped, etc.
Image size
Using batteries other than the supplied ones
Press POWER to turn on and check the time on the LCD screen.
Note before use
For details on the image size t “User’s Guide/Troubleshooting” (page 13)
4M (2304×1728)
(the default setting)
To check the remaining battery time
• Wrist strap (1)
(Setup) screen and perform the procedure in step 3 above.
t “User’s Guide/Troubleshooting” (page 50)
On still image sizes
Press POWER again.
For printing in postcard size
For recording a larger number of images
For attaching images to e-mail or creating
web pages
* Images are recorded in the same 3:2 aspect ratio as photograph printing paper or postcards, etc.
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 21)
Still images
Maximum recordable image
• 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).
Movies
Maximum recordable time
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• The displayed time remaining may not be correct under certain circumstances.
Changing the language setting
• When using alkaline batteries/Oxy Nickel Primary Battery, the battery remaining indicator may not display
the correct information.
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
1
Guide/Troubleshooting” (page 49)
• When the AC Adaptor (not supplied) is used, the battery remaining indicator is not displayed.
Additional information on this product and answers to frequently asked questions can be
found at our Customer Support Website.
http://www.sony.net/
• 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.
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.
Access lamp
When the access lamp is lit
Never open the battery cover/“Memory Stick” cover or turn off the power. The data may be
corrupted.
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Shoot images easily (Auto adjustment mode)
5
1
Holding the camera
Shoot still images (Scene Selection)
2
Select a mode.
Still image (auto adjustment mode):
1
Shoot with the shutter button.
Select
.
2
6
1
Press MENU.
View/delete images
Select
2
.
Select an image with b/B.
Still image:
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Select
AE/AF lock indicator
Flashing t lit/beeps
Press and hold
halfway down to
focus
.
Auto
Press fully down
The shutter sounds.
Camera
3
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Movie:
.
button
Select the desired mode of
Scene Selection.
/
VOLUME
Movie:
is displayed
button
Movie:
(Camera) with b.
To play back a movie, press z.
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S AF
Position the subject in the center of the focus
frame.
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BACK/NEXT
Still image: the image size is displayed
1 Select
Select
101-0003
Mode
AF range finder frame
Program
STD
10/10
00:00:03
Camera
Movie:
B
640
Auto
Mode
2 Select the desired mode of Scene Selection
Press fully down
101_0010
with v/V.
STD
640
REC 00:00:02[00:10:48]
4
Zoom button
STOP
Control button
Shoot with the
shutter button.
VOLUME
Rewind/Fast forward: b/B
(Return to normal playback: z)
Volume: v/V
Stop playback: z
button
Program
Auto
Camera
Playback bar
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REV/CUE
WB ISO
Control button
• For details on modes, see below.
• The mode selected here is maintained even when the
power is turned off.
To stop recording, press the shutter button fully down again.
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
Select [Auto] or [Program] with v/V.
1 Display the image you want to delete and press
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T
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1.1
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Checking the last
image you shot
(Quick Review)
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FINE
P
8/8
98
Review
101-0029
Selecting the
metering mode
S AF
S AF
Using the
self-timer
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To cancel the deletion
S AF
Select [Exit], then press z.
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RETURN
(delete).
2 Select [Delete] with v, then press z.
Zoom button
S AF
• Movies with the image size [160] are displayed a size
smaller.
Delete
Exit
• You cannot change the zoom scale while shooting a movie.
• When the zoom scale exceeds 3×, the camera uses [Digital Zoom].
For details on the [Digital Zoom] settings and the image quality t “User’s Guide/Troubleshooting” (page
42)
BACK/NEXT
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
Using the self-timer
Before step 2, press V (
) on the control button.
Press the shutter button, the self-timer lamp flashes with counting sound until the shutter
operates (approximately 10 seconds later).
No flash
• Shooting distance (when [ISO] is set to [Auto])
W side: Approx. 0.2 to 3.8 m (7 7/8 to 12 feet 5 19/32 inches)
T side: Approx. 0.5 to 2.1 m (19 11/16 to 6 feet 10 11/16 inches)
• The flash strobes twice. The first time is to adjust the light quantity.
Shoots seasides or lakesides, the
blue of the water clearly recorded.
Spot metering (
)
Candle*
Shoot candlelit scenes, without
spoiling the atmosphere.
• 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:
– Distant from the camera and dark
– The contrast between the subject and its
background is poor.
– Seen through glass
– Moving fast
Cancel playback zoom: z
Twilight portrait*
Shoots portraits in dark places.
Viewing an index screen
– Reflect light or have a lustrous finish
– Flashing
– Against light
Landscape
Shoots landscapes, etc., by
focusing on a distant subject.
Twilight*
Shoots night scenes at a distance
without losing the dark
atmosphere of the surroundings.
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Soft snap
Shoots portraits of people,
flowers, etc., with a gentle
atmosphere.
SINGLE DISPLAY
) on the control button. To cancel spot metering, press B again.
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Spot metering cross hair
Position the subject here.
S AF
• When using spot metering, to focus on the metering position, setting 9 (Focus) to [Center AF] is
recommended t “User’s Guide/Troubleshooting” (page 28)
BACK/NEXT
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VOLUME
To delete images in index mode
(Delete) and select [Select] with v/V on the
1 While an index screen is displayed, press
control button, then press z.
To identify items on the screen
To use the functions set by the control button with Scene Selection
t “User’s Guide/Troubleshooting” (page 16)
Before shooting in step 4, 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 25)
2 Select the image you want to delete with v/V/b/B, then press z to display the
indicator on the selected image.
To turn off the LCD screen
Press
(Display/LCD on/off) repeatedly. Use the finder for saving battery power, or
shooting images when it is difficult to confirm images using the LCD screen.
(Delete)
To cancel a selection
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.
This image is divided into multiple regions and metering is performed for each region. The
camera determines a well-balanced exposure.
Press B (
101-0003
SINGLE DISPLAY
* The shutter speed becomes slower, so using a tripod is recommended.
Multi-pattern metering (No indicator)
(Camera) to other than [Auto] t “User’s Guide/Troubleshooting”
(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.
Metering is performed for only a part of the subject. This is convenient when the subject is
backlit or when there is strong contrast between the subject and the background.
Before Step 2, set
(page 24)
to zoom in on the image.
.
Adjust the portion: v/V/b/B
Press
Selecting the metering mode
You can select the metering mode that sets which part of the subject to measure to determine the
exposure.
Snow
Shoots whitish scenes brightly.
To undo the zoom, press
To store enlarged images: [Trimming] t “User’s Guide/Troubleshooting” (page 40)
If you shoot a still image of a subject that is difficult to focus on
Slow synchro (Forced flash)
The shutter speed is slow in a dark place to clearly shoot the background
that is out of flash light.
SL
While displaying a still image, press
Beach
Strobes if it is dark or against light (default setting)
Forced flash
To view an enlarged image (playback zoom)
The following modes are predetermined to match the scene conditions.
Self-timer lamp
Before step 2, press v ( ) on the control button repeatedly until the desired mode is selected.
No indicator
Scene Selection modes
button
• 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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