(X:100.0%, Y:100.0%) Created with Grafikhuset CMYK PDF Creator for SOHC2 at Sony Human Capital. 2-589-985-11 (1) 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) 2005 / 1 / 1 12 : 00 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. DSC-S40 2005 / 1 / 1 12 : 00 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. 2005 / 1 / 1 12 : 00 OK AM Cancel 1M Movie: • The screen above is for still images. For movies, select [640(Fine)] (“Memory Stick PRO” only), [640(Standard)] or . 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) 2005 / 1 / 1 10 : 30 4 OK AM Cancel Explains advanced techniques and what to do if you experience trouble with your camera. 1M VGA(E-Mail) Image Size Press (Image Size) to complete the setting. • To cancel, select [Cancel] and press z. © 2005 Sony Corporation Printed in China Printed on 100% recycled paper using VOC (Volatile Organic Compound)-free vegetable oil based ink. 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 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 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. VGA(E-Mail) (640×480) VGA 96 S AF 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 VGA 1/30” 196 Hook • 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. continued on the reverse (X:100.0%, Y:100.0%) Created with Grafikhuset CMYK PDF Creator for SOHC2 at Sony Human Capital. 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: VGA Program 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 VGA FINE 96 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. 30 F2.8 S AF Position the subject in the center of the focus frame. 2005 1 1 10:30PM 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 2005 1 1 10:30PM 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 VGA 96 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 VGA T W VGA 96 T W 96 5.0 1.1 VGA Checking the last image you shot (Quick Review) VGA VGA FINE P 8/8 98 Review 101-0029 Selecting the metering mode S AF S AF Using the self-timer VGA 96 2/9 To cancel the deletion S AF Select [Exit], then press z. 2005 1 1 10:30PM RETURN (delete). 2 Select [Delete] with v, then press z. Zoom button S AF • Movies with the image size  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. VGA 3/9 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. VGA P FINE 98 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 2005 1 1 10:30PM 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.