Sony DSC-WX1/B User manual

Sony DSC-WX1/B User manual
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Cyber-shot Handbook
DSC-WX1
© 2009 Sony Corporation
4-150-180-11(1)
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operations is shown by arrows (t).
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camera’s default setting.
.
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to the correct operation of the camera.
z
Indicates information that is useful to
know.
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Notes on the types of “Memory Stick”
media that you can use (sold
separately)
“Memory Stick Duo” media:
You can use a “Memory Stick
Duo” media with the camera.
Other memory cards cannot be used.
When using a “Memory Stick Duo”
media with “Memory Stick” media
compatible equipment
You can use the “Memory Stick Duo” media
by inserting it into the “Memory Stick Duo”
media Adaptor (sold separately).
Notes on the battery pack
• Charge the battery pack (supplied) before using
the camera for the first time.
• You can charge the battery pack even if it is not
completely discharged. In addition, even if the
battery pack is not fully charged, you can use the
partially charged capacity of the battery pack as
is.
• If you do not intend to use the battery pack for a
long time, use up the existing charge and
remove it from the camera, then store it in a
cool, dry place. This is to maintain the battery
pack functions.
• For details on the usable battery pack, see
page 129.
• Exposing the LCD screen or the lens to direct
sunlight for long periods may cause
malfunctions. Be careful when placing the
camera near a window or outdoors.
• Do not press against the LCD screen. The screen
may be discolored and that may cause a
malfunction.
• Images may trail across on the LCD screen in a
cold location. This is not a malfunction.
• Be careful not to bump the movable lens, and be
careful not to apply force to it.
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“Memory Stick
Duo” media
Adaptor
Black, white, red, blue or
green dots
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• For details on “Memory Stick Duo” media, see
page 127.
• The LCD screen is manufactured using
extremely high-precision technology so over
99.99% of the pixels are operational for
effective use. However, some tiny black and/or
bright dots (white, red, blue or green) may
appear on the LCD screen. These dots are a
normal result of the manufacturing process and
do not affect the recording.
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“Memory Stick”
media: You cannot use a
“Memory Stick” media
with the camera.
Notes on the LCD screen and lens
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Notes on using the camera
On moisture condensation
• If the camera is brought directly from a cold to a
warm location, moisture may condense inside or
outside the camera. This moisture condensation
may cause a malfunction of the camera.
• If moisture condensation occurs, turn off the
camera and wait about an hour for the moisture
to evaporate. Note that if you attempt to shoot
with moisture remaining inside the lens, you
will be unable to record clear images.
The images used in this Handbook
The images used as examples in this Handbook are
reproduced images, and are not actual images shot
using this camera.
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Notes on using the camera
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How to use this handbook····································· 2
Notes on using the camera ··································· 3
Operation Search ·················································· 7
MENU/Settings Search ······································· 10
Identifying parts··················································· 13
List of icons displayed on the screen ·················· 14
Using the mode dial ············································ 16
Changing the DISP (Screen Display Settings) ·····17
Using the internal memory ·································· 19
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Intelligent Auto Adjustment ································· 20
Easy Shooting ····················································· 21
Program Auto ······················································ 23
Sweep Panorama················································ 24
Anti Motion Blur··················································· 26
Hand-held Twilight ·············································· 27
Scene Selection ·················································· 28
Movie Mode························································· 30
Zoom ··································································· 31
Flash ··································································· 32
Smile Shutter······················································· 33
Self-Timer···························································· 34
Burst/Bracket······················································· 35
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MENU (Shooting)
MENU (Viewing)
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MENU items (Shooting) ······································ 10
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Viewing still images············································· 37
Playback zoom···················································· 38
Image Index ························································ 39
Delete·································································· 40
Viewing movies ··················································· 41
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Viewing
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Settings
Setting items ······················································· 12
TV
Viewing images on a TV ··································· 101
Computer
Using with your computer·································· 104
Using the software ············································ 105
Connecting the camera to the computer···············108
Viewing “Cyber-shot Step-up Guide” ················ 110
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Printing still images ··········································· 111
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Printing
Troubleshooting
Image file storage destinations and file
names ······························································· 126
“Memory Stick Duo” media································ 127
Battery pack ······················································ 129
Battery charger·················································· 130
Intelligent Pantilter············································· 131
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Others
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Troubleshooting ················································ 113
Warning indicators and messages ···················· 121
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Leaving the settings to Intelligent Auto Adjustment ······························· 20
the camera
Scene Selection ··················································· 28
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Scene Recognition ·············································· 58
Sweep Panorama ················································ 24
Shooting best shots of
your pet
Pet ············································································ 28
Shooting moving
objects
Movie Mode··························································· 30
Burst ·································································· 35, 47
Shooting without blur
Anti Motion Blur ···················································· 26
Hand-held Twilight ·············································· 27
High Sensitivity····················································· 28
2-second delay self-timer ·································· 34
ISO ··········································································· 50
SteadyShot ···························································· 66
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Shooting panoramic
images
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Soft Snap ······························································· 28
Twilight Portrait ···················································· 28
Smile Shutter ························································ 33
Scene Recognition ·············································· 58
Face Detection ····················································· 61
Anti Blink ································································ 64
Red Eye Reduction ············································· 65
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Shooting portraits
Shooting with backlight Forced Flash ························································· 32
Scene Recognition ·············································· 58
DRO········································································· 63
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Shooting in dark places Anti Motion Blur ···················································· 26
Focus ······································································ 54
Face Detection ····················································· 61
Changing image size
Image Size····························································· 44
Deleting images
Delete ································································ 40, 73
Format ···································································· 93
Displaying enlarged
images
Playback zoom ····················································· 38
Trimming ································································ 72
Editing images
Retouch ·································································· 72
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Changing focus
position
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Histogram ······························································ 18
EV ············································································ 49
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Adjusting exposure
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High Sensitivity····················································· 28
Slow Synchro ························································ 32
ISO ··········································································· 50
Playing back a series of Slideshow ······························································ 67
images in order
Shooting/Viewing with
easy-to-see indicators
Easy Shooting ······················································ 21
Printing images with
the date
Using the “PMB (Picture Motion Browser)”
Changing date and
time settings
Area Setting ·························································· 99
Date & Time Setting·········································· 100
Initializing settings
Initialize··································································· 87
Printing images
Print ······································································· 111
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Viewing images on a TV·································· 101
Information about
optional accessories
“Cyber-shot Step-up Guide” ··························· 110
“Intelligent Pantilter” ·········································· 131
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MENU items (Shooting)
You can select the various shooting functions easily from the MENU button.
1 Press the MENU button to display the Menu
screen.
Control button
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2 Select the desired menu item with v/V/b/B on
the control button.
3 Press the MENU button to turn off the Menu
screen.
In the table below, indicates an available function. The icons below [
the available modes.
] and [
] indicate
Mode dial
Menu items
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Movie shooting mode
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Shooting Direction
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Image Size
Burst
Flash
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EV
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MENU button
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ISO
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White Balance
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Underwater White Balance
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Focus
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Metering Mode
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Bracket Settings
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Scene Recognition
Smile Detection Sensitivity
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Face Detection
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DRO
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Anti Blink
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SteadyShot
(Settings)
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Red Eye Reduction
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• Only the items that are available for each mode are displayed on the screen.
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MENU items (Viewing)
1 Press the
(Playback) button to switch to
playback mode.
Control button
3 Select the desired menu item with v/V/b/B on
the control button.
(Playback)
MENU button
button
4 Press z on the center of the control button.
indicates an available function.
View Mode
Menu items
“Memory Stick Duo” media
Date View
Folder View
Internal Memory
Folder View
(Slideshow)
(View Mode)
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In the table below,
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2 Press the MENU button to display the Menu
screen.
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You can select the various viewing functions easily from the MENU button.
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(Display Burst Group)
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(Retouch)
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(Delete)
(Protect)
DPOF
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(Print)
(Rotate)
(Select Folder)
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(Settings)
Notes
• Only the items that are available for each mode are displayed on the screen.
• When the mode dial is set to
(Easy Shooting), if you press MENU, the Delete screen appears. You
can select between [Delete Single Image] or [Delete All Images].
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Setting items
(Settings) screen.
1 Press the MENU button to display the Menu
screen.
Control button
3 Select the desired category with v/V, then press
B to select each item, then z.
MENU button
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2 Select
(Settings) with V on the control button,
then press z on the center of the control button to
display the setup screen.
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You can change the settings on the
4 Select the desired setting, then press z.
Shooting Settings
Items
AF Illuminator
Grid Line
Digital Zoom
Auto Orientation
Blink Alert
Main Settings
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Categories
Beep
Language Setting
Demo Mode
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Function Guide
Initialize
COMPONENT
Video Out
USB Connect
Download Music
Format Music
“Memory Stick” Tool
Format
Create REC.Folder
Change REC.Folder
Delete REC.Folder
Copy
File Number
Internal Memory Tool
Format
File Number
Clock Settings
Area Setting
Date & Time Setting
Notes
• [Shooting Settings] appears only when settings have been entered from shooting mode.
• [“Memory Stick” Tool] appears only when a “Memory Stick Duo” media is inserted in the camera, while
[Internal Memory Tool] appears only when a “Memory Stick Duo” media is not inserted.
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J For shooting: W/T (zoom) button (31)
For viewing: (Playback zoom) button/
(Index) button (38, 39)
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Identifying parts
K Mode dial (16)
L Hook for wrist strap*
N
(Playback) button (37)
(Delete) button (40)
O MENU button (10)
P Control button
Menu on: v/V/b/B/z
Menu off: DISP/ / /
R Battery/“Memory Stick Duo” media
cover
S Multi connector
T “Memory Stick Duo” media slot
U Access lamp
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Q Tripod receptacle
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M
V Battery eject lever
W Battery insertion slot
Attach the strap and place your hand through the
loop to prevent the camera from damage by being
dropped.
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* Using the wrist strap
Hook
A Shutter button
B
(Burst/Bracket) button (35)
C Flash
D Microphone
E ON/OFF (Power) button
F Speaker
G Self-timer lamp/Smile Shutter lamp/AF
illuminator
H Lens
I LCD screen
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Icons are displayed on the screen to indicate the camera status.
You can change the screen display using DISP (Screen Display Settings) on the control button.
A
When shooting still images
Indication
Battery remaining
Low battery warning
Image size
When shooting movies
100Min
Scene Selection
Scene Recognition icon
Standby
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Mode dial (Intelligent Auto
Adjustment, Program Auto,
Sweep Panorama, Anti Motion
Blur, Hand-held Twilight, Movie
Mode)
MENU/Settings
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(Easy Shooting)
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Display
• The icons are limited in
mode.
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List of icons displayed on the
screen
Movie shooting mode
White balance
When playing back
Metering Mode
SteadyShot
Vibration warning
Scene Recognition
DRO
Smile Detection Sensitivity
indicator
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Continued r
Display
Indication
Display
Flash mode
Flash charging
PictBridge connecting
White balance
Protect
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Zoom scaling
Indication
Print order (DPOF)
Playback zoom
ISO 400
Database file full
Display burst group
Display
B
Display
D
Indication
Self-timer
Indication
C:32:00
Self-diagnosis display
AE/AF lock
ISO400
ISO number
Destination
NR slow shutter
Overheating warning
125
Shutter speed
Face Detection
F3.5
Aperture value
Burst/Bracket
+2.0EV
Exposure Value
Database file full
Bracket Settings
REC
Standby
Recording a movie/Standby a
movie
0:12
Recording time (m:s)
101-0012
Folder-file number
2009 1 1
9:30 AM
Recorded date/time of the
playback image
z STOP
z PLAY
Function guide for playing image
+2.0EV
Exposure value
bB BACK/NEXT
Selecting images
500
Shutter speed
V VOLUME
Adjusting volume
F3.5
Aperture value
AF range finder frame
Index
Spot metering cross hair
PictBridge connecting
C
N
Display
Indication
Recording folder
Playback folder
96
Number of recordable images
12/12
Image number/Number of
images recorded in selected
folder
100Min
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z
AF range finder frame indicator
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Main image in the burst group
ISO number
Playback
Playback bar
35° 37’ 32” N
139° 44’ 31” E
Latitude and Longitude display
Histogram
•
appears when histogram
display is disabled.
Volume
Recordable time
Recording/Playback Media
(“Memory Stick Duo” media,
internal memory)
Changing folder
AF illuminator
Red-eye reduction
Metering mode
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Set the mode dial to the desired function.
Mode dial
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(Easy Shooting)
(Program Auto)
Allows you to shoot with the settings adjusted automatically
(page 20).
Allows you to shoot/view still images with easy-to-see indicators
(page 21).
Allows you to shoot with the exposure adjusted automatically (both
the shutter speed and the aperture value) (page 23). You can set
various functions using the menu.
Allows you to shoot a panoramic image after composing images
(page 24).
(Anti Motion Blur)
Allows you to shoot with reduced blur without using the flash when
composing burst shots taken in high-speed (page 26).
(Hand-held Twilight)
(Scene Selection)
(Movie Mode)
Allows you to shoot with reduced blur in low light scenes without
tripod when composing burst shots taken in high-speed (page 27).
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(Sweep Panorama)
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(Intelligent Auto
Adjustment)
Allows you to shoot with preset settings according to the scene
(page 28).
Allows you to record movies with audio (page 30).
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1 Press DISP (Screen Display Settings) on the control button.
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Changing the DISP (Screen
Display Settings)
2 Select the desired mode with the control button.
(Bright +
Histogram)
Sets screen brighter and displays a graph of the
image brightness.
Image information is also displayed during
playback.
Sets screen brighter and displays the
information.
(Normal)
Sets screen to standard brightness and displays
the information.
Index
(Bright)
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Sets screen brighter and displays only images.
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(Bright +
Image Only)
Note
• If you view images in bright outside light, adjust the screen brightness up. However, the battery power
may decrease faster under such condition.
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Histogram
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A histogram is a graph showing the brightness of an image. The graph display indicates a bright
image when skewed to the right side, and a dark image when skewed to the left side.
A Number of pixels
B Brightness
A
Bright
1 Press DISP (Screen Display Settings) on the control button, then select
[Bright + Histogram].
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• The histogram also appears when playing back a single image, but you cannot adjust the exposure.
• The histogram does not appear when:
– Recording movies
– Playing back movies
– Viewing vertical orientation images
– Rotating still images
– Shooting with Sweep Panorama
– Viewing images shot with Sweep Panorama
– Viewing main images
• A large difference in the histogram displayed during shooting and playback may occur when:
– The flash strobes.
– The shutter speed is slow or fast.
• The histogram may not appear for images recorded using other cameras.
MENU/Settings
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B
Dark
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The camera has approximately 11 MB of internal memory. This memory is not removable. Even
when there is no “Memory Stick Duo” media inserted in the camera, you can record images
using this internal memory.
B
Internal
memory
When there is no “Memory Stick Duo” media
inserted
[Recording]: Images are recorded using the internal
memory.
[Playback]: Images stored in the internal memory are played
back.
[Menu, Settings, etc.]: Various functions can be
performed on images in the internal memory.
We recommend that you copy (back up) data without error using one of the following methods.
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On image data stored in the internal memory
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B
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When a “Memory Stick Duo” media is inserted
[Recording]: Images are recorded on the “Memory Stick
Duo” media.
[Playback]: Images on the “Memory Stick Duo” media are
played back.
[Menu, Settings, etc.]: Various functions can be
performed on images on the “Memory Stick Duo” media.
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Using the internal memory
To copy (back up) data on a hard disk of your computer
Perform the procedure on pages 108 to 109 without a “Memory Stick Duo” media inserted in the
camera.
To copy (back up) data on a “Memory Stick Duo” media
Prepare a “Memory Stick Duo” media with sufficient free capacity, then perform the procedure
explained in [Copy] (page 97).
Notes
• You cannot transfer image data on a “Memory Stick Duo” media to the internal memory.
• By making a USB connection between the camera and a computer with a cable for multi-use terminal,
you can transfer data stored in the internal memory to a computer. However you cannot transfer data on a
computer to the internal memory.
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Allows you to shoot still images with the setting adjusted automatically.
1 Set the mode dial to
(Intelligent Auto Adjustment).
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2 Shoot with the shutter button.
Note
zOn Scene Recognition
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• Flash mode is set to [Auto] or [Off].
Scene Recognition operates in Intelligent Auto Adjustment mode. This function lets the
camera automatically recognize the shooting conditions and shoot the image.
The camera recognizes (Twilight),
(Twilight Portrait),
(Twilight using a tripod),
(Backlight),
(Backlight Portrait),
(Landscape), (Macro) or
(Portrait), and
displays the corresponding icon and guide on the LCD screen when the scene is recognized.
For details, see page 58.
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zIf you shoot a still image of a subject that is difficult
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Scene Recognition icon (Guide)
to focus on
• The shortest shooting distance is approximately 5 cm (2 inches) (W), 50 cm (19 3/4 inches) (T)
(from the lens).
• When the camera cannot focus on the subject automatically, the AE/AF lock indicator changes to
flash slowly and the beep does not sound. Either recompose the shot or change the focus setting
(page 54).
Focusing may be difficult in the following situations:
– It is dark and the subject is distant.
– The contrast between the subject and the background is poor.
– The subject is seen through glass.
– The subject is moving quickly.
– There is reflective light or shiny surfaces.
– The subject is backlit or there is a flashing light.
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Allows you shoot still images using the minimum necessary functions.
The text size increases and indicators become easier to see.
1 Set the mode dial to
(Easy Shooting).
2 Shoot with the shutter button.
• The battery charge is used up more quickly because the screen brightness increases automatically.
zFunctions available in Easy Shooting mode
MENU t [Image Size] t z on the control button t desired
mode t z
Select between [Large] or [Small] size.
Self-Timer:
on the control button t desired mode
Select between [10sec] or [Off] mode.
Flash:
on the control button t desired mode
Select between [Auto] or [Off] mode.
Smile Shutter:
on the control button
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tz
Select between [Auto] or [Off] mode.
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zOn Scene Recognition
Scene Recognition operates in Easy Shooting mode. This function lets the camera
automatically recognize the shooting conditions and shoot the image.
Scene Recognition icon
The camera recognizes (Twilight),
(Twilight Portrait),
(Twilight using a tripod),
(Backlight),
(Backlight Portrait),
(Landscape), (Macro) or
(Portrait), and
displays an icon on the LCD screen when the scene is recognized.
For details, see page 58.
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When you press the
(Playback) button with the mode dial set to
(Easy Shooting),
the playback screen text becomes larger and easier to see. In addition, the functions that can
be used are limited.
(Delete) button
MENU button
• View Mode is set to [Folder View]. If you set the mode dial to a mode other than
(Easy
Shooting), then playback images, the images are displayed in the preselected View Mode.
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You can delete the currently displayed image.
Select [OK] t z.
You can delete the currently displayed image with [Delete Single
Image], delete all images in a folder with [Delete All Images].
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Allows you to shoot with the exposure adjusted automatically (both the shutter speed and the
aperture value). Also you can select various settings using the menu.
1 Set the mode dial to
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2 Shoot with the shutter button.
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Allows you to create a panoramic image from composed images.
1 Set the mode dial to
(Sweep Panorama).
This part will not be taken
3 Pan the camera to the end, following the
guidance on the LCD screen.
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• If you cannot pan the camera across the entire subject within the given time, a gray area occurs in the
composed image. If this happens, move the camera fast to record a full panoramic image.
• Since several images are stitched together, the stitched part will not be recorded smoothly.
• Under low light conditions, panoramic images may be blurred.
• Under lights that flicker such as fluorescent light, the brightness or color of the combined image is not
always the same.
• When the whole angle of panoramic shooting and the locked angle are extremely different in brightness,
color and focus, the shooting will not be successful. If this happens, change lock angle and shoot again.
• Sweep Panorama is not suitable for the following situations:
– Objects are moving
– Objects are too close to the camera
– Image with a repeating pattern such as tiles and image with little contrast such as sky, sandy beach, or
lawn
– Image with constant change such as waves or water falls
• You cannot create panoramic images in the following situations:
– You pan the camera too fast or too slow
– There is too much camera shake
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2 Hold the camera at the position where you can
see the LCD screen clearly, then press the
shutter button fully down.
zChanging the shooting direction or image size of a
panoramic image
Shooting Direction: MENU t [Shooting Direction] t select [Right], [Left], [Up]
and [Down] t z
Image Size:
MENU t [Image Size] t select [Standard] or [Wide] t z
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• Pan the camera in an arc with a constant velocity.
• Pan the camera in the same direction as the indication on the LCD screen.
• Determine the scene and press the shutter button halfway, so that you can lock the exposure and
white balance.
• Adjust the frame composition so that a portion with greatly varied scenery is in the center of the
image.
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Vertical direction
Radius as short
as possible
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zPlaying back scrolling panoramic images
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You can scroll panoramic images by pressing z on the control button while panoramic
images are being displayed.
z (on the control button) Plays back scrolling images/ Stops
b/B/v/V (on the control
button)
Scrolls images
W (zoom) button
Displays the whole image
Shows the displayed area of
the whole panoramic image
• Panoramic images are played back with the supplied software “PMB” (page 105).
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This is suitable for indoor shots without using the flash to reduce the subject blur.
1 Set the mode dial to
(Anti Motion Blur).
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2 Fully press the shutter button.
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• The shutter sound beeps 6 times and an image is recorded.
• Reducing blur does not effective in the following situations:
– Image with large-scale movement
– Image with a main subject too close to the camera
– Image with little contrast such as sky, sandy beach, or lawn
– Image with constant change such as waves or water falls
• Smile Shutter cannot be used.
• When using a light source that flickers, such as fluorescent lighting, block noise may occur. In these
cases, set Scene Selection to
(High Sensitivity).
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A series of burst shots are taken, and image processing is applied to reduce subject blur and
noise.
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Although night scenes tend to blur by camera shake, this mode allows you to shoot night scenes
with less noise and blur without using a tripod.
1 Set the mode dial to
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(Hand-held Twilight).
2 Fully press the shutter button.
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• The shutter sound beeps 6 times and an image is recorded.
• Reducing blur is less effective in the following situations:
– Image with large-scale movement
– Image with a main subject too close to the camera
– Image with little contrast such as sky, sandy beach, or lawn
– Image with constant change such as waves or water falls
• Smile Shutter cannot be used.
• When using a light source that flickers, such as fluorescent lighting, block noise may occur. In these
cases, set Scene Selection to
(High Sensitivity).
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A series of burst shots are taken, and image processing is applied to reduce camera shake and
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Allows you to shoot with preset settings according to the scene.
1 Set the mode dial to
(Scene Selection).
2 Select the desired mode t z on the control button.
If you want to switch to another scene, press the MENU button.
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(High Sensitivity) Allows you to shoot images without a
flash under low light conditions,
reducing blur.
Allows you to shoot images with a softer atmosphere for
portraits and flowers, etc.
(Landscape)
Allows easy shooting of distant scenes by focusing in
the distance. Shoots vivid blue sky and flora colors.
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(Soft Snap)
(Twilight Portrait) Allows you to shoot sharp images of people with the
night view in the background without compromising the
atmosphere.
(Gourmet)
(Pet)
(Beach)
(Snow)
(Fireworks)
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(Twilight)
Allows you to shoot night scenes at far distance without
losing the dark atmosphere of the surroundings.
Shifts to Macro mode, allowing you to shoot food
arrangements in delicious and bright color.
Allows you to shoot images of your pet with the best
settings.
Allows you to record the blue of the water clearly when
shooting seaside or lakeside scenes.
Allows you to record clear images preventing sunken
colors in snowy scenes or other places where the whole
screen appears white.
Allows you to record fireworks in all their splendor.
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housing (Marine pack, etc.).
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• When you shoot images using
(Twilight Portrait), (Twilight) or
(Fireworks) mode, the shutter
speed is slower and the images tend to blur. To prevent blurring, the use of a tripod is recommended.
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For shooting an image appropriately according to the scene condition, a combination of
functions is determined by the camera. indicates an available function. The icons below
[Flash] indicate the available flash modes.
Some functions are not available, depending on the Scene Selection mode.
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Functions you can use in Scene Selection
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*1 [Flash] for [White Balance] cannot be selected.
*2 [Off] for [Face Detection] cannot be selected.
*3 You can use [Underwater White Balance] instead of [White Balance].
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Allows you to record movies with audio.
1 Set the mode dial to
(Movie Mode).
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2 Press the shutter button fully down.
3 To stop recording, press the shutter button fully down again.
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You can enlarge the image when shooting. The camera’s optical zoom function can enlarge
images up to 5×.
1 Press the W/T (zoom) button.
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T button
Press the T button to zoom in, and the W button to zoom out.
• When the zoom scale exceeds 5×, see page 80.
• Zoom is fixed to the W side when shooting in Sweep Panorama mode.
• The operating sound of the lens might be recorded while shooting a movie.
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1 Press
(Flash) on the control button.
2 Select the desired mode with the control button.
(Auto)
(Slow
Synchro)
(Off)
Flash automatically operates in dark locations or when there is
backlight.
Flash always operates.
Flash always operates.
The shutter speed is slow in a dark place to clearly shoot the
background that is out of flash light.
Flash does not operate.
The flash strobes twice. The first flash adjusts the light quantity.
While charging the flash,
is displayed.
You cannot use the flash during burst or bracket shooting.
[On] and [Slow Synchro] are not available when the camera is in Intelligent Auto Adjustment mode.
In Easy Shooting mode, you can select only [Auto] or [Off].
In Anti Motion Blur, Hand-held Twilight or Sweep Panorama, flash is set to [Off].
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zWhen the “White circular spots” appears in flash
This is caused by particles (dust, pollen, etc.) floating close to the lens. When they are
accentuated by the camera’s flash, they appear as white circular spots.
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Particles (dust, pollen, etc.)
in the air
How can the “White circular spots” be reduced?
• Light the room and shoot the subject without a flash.
• Select
(High Sensitivity) mode in Scene Selection. ([Off] is automatically selected.)
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Smile Shutter
When the camera detects a smile, the shutter is released automatically.
1 Press
(Smile) on the control button.
2 Wait detecting a smile.
3 To stop shooting, press
(Smile) again.
Face Detection frame
Notes
• Shooting using the Smile Shutter ends automatically when either the “Memory Stick Duo” media or
internal memory becomes full.
• Smiles may not be detected correctly depending on the conditions.
• You cannot use the digital zoom function.
• If Anti Motion Blur, Hand-held Twilight, Sweep Panorama or Movie Mode is selected, you cannot use
the Smile Shutter function.
Do not cover the eyes with the bangs.
Do not obscure the face by hat, masks, sunglasses, etc.
2 Try to orient the face in front of the camera and be as
level as possible. Keep the eyes narrowed.
3 Give a clear smile with an open mouth. The smile is
easier to detect when the teeth are shown.
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Smile Detection Sensitivity
indicator
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When the smile level exceeds the b point on the indicator, the
camera records images automatically.
If you press the shutter button during Smile Shutter, the camera
shoots the image, then returns to Smile Shutter mode.
• The shutter operates when any person whose face is being detected smiles.
• You can select or register the priority subject for face detection with [Face Detection]. When the
selected-face is registered in the camera memory, Smile Detection is performed only for that face.
To perform smile detection for a different face, change the priority face with z on the control
button (page 61).
• If a smile is not detected, set the [Smile Detection Sensitivity] in setting menu.
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1 Press
(Self-Timer) on the control button.
2 Select the desired mode with the control button.
(Off)
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Does not use the self-timer.
Sets the 10-second delay self-timer.
When you press the shutter button, the self-timer lamp flashes and a
beep sounds until the shutter operates.
To cancel, press again.
(2sec)
Sets the 2-second delay self-timer.
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(10sec)
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zReducing blurring with the two-second self-timer
Use the 2-second delay self-timer to prevent blur of an image. The shutter is released
2 seconds after you press the shutter button, which reduces camera shake when the shutter
button is pressed.
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• In Easy Shooting mode, you can select only [10sec] or [Off].
• The self-timer is not valid when shooting in Sweep Panorama mode.
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You can select normal (single-image), burst or exposure bracket mode. You can also select the
mode from the MENU button (page 47).
1 Press the
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(Burst/Bracket) button.
2 Select a shooting mode with the
(Burst/Bracket) button.
(Off)
Shoots a single image.
(High)
Shoots up to 10 images per second in succession.
(Mid)
Shoots up to 5 images per second in succession.
(Low)
Shoots up to 2 images per second in succession.
Shoots a series of 3 images with the exposure values automatically
shifted. For details on the bracket setting, see page 57.
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• Exposure bracket mode is not available in Intelligent Auto Adjustment,
Easy Shooting, Movie Mode, Hand-held Twilight, Anti Motion Blur,
Sweep Panorama, or Smile Shutter.
• The flash is set to [Off].
• The focus and white balance are adjusted for the first image, and these
settings are also used for the other images.
• When you adjust the exposure manually, the exposure is shifted based on
the adjusted brightness.
• The recording interval becomes longer according to the shooting
conditions.
• If the subject is too bright or too dark, you may not be able to shoot
properly with the selected bracket step value.
• [VGA] image size will be set while recording on internal memory.
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You can also select the shooting mode with the control button.
Burst shooting
Shoots up to 10 images in succession when you hold down the shutter button.
1 Press the
(Burst/Bracket) button.
2 Select [High], [Mid] or [Low].
3 Press the shutter button.
Notes
• Burst shooting is not available in Easy Shooting, Sweep Panorama, Anti Motion Blur, Hand-held
Twilight, Movie Mode, or Smile Shutter.
• The flash is set to [Off].
• When burst shooting with the self timer, a series of a maximum of 5 images is shot.
• In slow shutter speed conditions, the burst of shots per second may be decreased.
• [VGA] image size will be set while recording on internal memory.
• When the battery level is low, or when the internal memory or “Memory Stick Duo” media is full, the
burst shooting stops.
• The focus, white balance and exposure are fixed to the adjusted value for the first image.
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After shooting burst images, the shot images are displayed in frames on the LCD screen.
When all the images are fitted in the frames, recording completes.
You can stop the recording by selecting [OK] with z on the control button.
When stopped, the image displayed in index and images in the image processing are
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1 Press the
(Playback) button to switch to playback mode.
2 Select an image with the control button.
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zViewing images taken with a different camera
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• When the mode dial is set to
(Easy Shooting), the images are played back in Folder View, and the
available function are limited. If you want to use all viewing functions, set the mode dial to a mode other
than
.
If you insert into this camera a “Memory Stick Duo” media containing images taken both
with this camera and another camera, a screen for selecting the playback method appears.
“Playback all images with folder view”: View Mode is switched to Folder View and
all images are played back.
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“Playback only registered images”: Images are played in the selected View Mode.
Some images taken with other cameras may not be played back.
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Playback zoom
Plays back the enlarged image.
1 Press
(Playback zoom) button during still image
playback.
2 Adjust the position with the control button.
3 Change the zoom scale with W/T (zoom) button.
Press button (T) to zoom in, W side to zoom out.
Press z to cancel playback zoom.
You can save an enlarged image by using the trimming function.
Press MENU t [Retouch] t [Trimming].
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Shows the displayed
area of the whole
image
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The image is enlarged to twice the previous size, at the center of the
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Displays multiple images at the same time.
1 Press the
(Playback) button to switch to playback mode.
2 Press the
(Index) button to display the image index screen.
3 To return to the single-image screen, select an image with the control
button, then press z.
Note
• When the mode dial is set to
(Easy Shooting), you cannot view images in index mode.
Select the left side bar with the control button, then select the
desired date/folder with v/V.
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zViewing images with the Calendar
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zDisplaying images of the desired date/folder
You can press the
Date View.
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Press the button again to display an index screen with even more images. Press the button yet
again to view images with the Calendar.
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(Index) button to view images with the Calendar during list display in
• Select the month you want to display with / .
• To exit from the Calendar, select
with the control button, then
press z.
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Allows you to select unwanted images for deletion. You can also delete images from the MENU
button (page 73).
1 Press the
2
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(Playback) button to switch to playback mode.
(Delete) button t desired mode t z on the control button
Deletes the currently displayed image in single-image
mode.
Multiple Images
Allows you to select and delete multiple images.
Do as the following after step 2.
2MENU t [OK] t z
Deletes all images in the selected folder, date range or
burst group at once.
Press [OK] t z after step 2.
All but this image
Deletes burst group images other than the selected image in
Display Burst Group mode.
Exit
Cancels the deletion.
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All in Date Range
All In This Group
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1Select an image then press z.
Repeat the above steps until there are no more images to
be deleted. Select an image with a
mark again to
release the
mark.
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• When the mode dial is set to
(Easy Shooting), you can delete only the currently displayed image.
• When the internal memory is used to record images, View Mode is set to [Folder View].
zYou can switch between index and single-image
mode when selecting images
Press the button (T) of the W/T (zoom) button in index mode
to return to single-image mode, and press the
(Index) button
(W) in single-image mode to return to index mode.
• You can also switch between index and single-image mode in
[Protect] or [DPOF].
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1 Press the
(Playback) button to switch to playback mode.
2 Select a movie with the control button.
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3 Press z.
Movie playback starts.
z
Pause
B
Fast forward
b
Fast rewind
V
Displays the volume control screen. Adjust the volume
with v/V.
Note
• You may not be able to play back some images shot using other cameras.
zOn the movie viewing screen
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Select the image you want to display using b/B on the control button, and press z.
The Playback bar appears, you can check a playback position of a movie.
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or
appears on the movie viewing screen.
The icon displayed may vary depending on image size and quality.
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Allows you to shoot movies with preset settings according to the scene.
1 Set the mode dial to
2 MENU t
(Auto)
(Movie Mode).
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(Movie shooting mode) t desired mode
Adjusts the setting automatically.
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(Underwater) Shoots underwater in natural colors when using a water proof
housing (Marine pack, etc.).
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Set the direction to pan the camera when you shoot a Sweep Panorama images.
1 Set the mode dial to
2 MENU t
[Sweep Panorama].
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(Shooting Direction) t desired direction
Pan from left to right.
(Left)
Pan from right to left.
(Up)
Pan from down to up.
(Down)
Pan from up to down.
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(Right)
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The image size determines the size of the image file that is recorded when you take a image.
The larger the image size, the more detail will be reproduced when the image is printed on largeformat paper. The smaller the image size, the more images can be recorded.
1 MENU t
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Image size
Usage guidelines
(3648×2736) For prints up to A3+ size
No. of
images
Printing
Fine
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Rough
(3648×2432) 3:2 aspect ratio as in photo prints and
postcards
Less
Fine
(3648×2056) For viewing on a high-definition TV
Less
Fine
More
Rough
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Less
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(2592×1944) For prints up to A4 size
(2048×1536) For prints up to L/2L size
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(640×480)
For e-mail attachments
(1920×1080)
Note
• When you print images recorded with 16:9 aspect ratio, both edges may be cut off.
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In Easy Shooting mode
Shoots images in [10M] size.
Small
Shoots images in [3M] size.
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When shooting Sweep Panorama images
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Shoot images using standard size.
(Vertical direction: 3424×1920)
(Horizontal direction: 4912×1080)
(Wide)
Shoot images using wide size.
When shooting movies
The larger the image size, the higher the image quality. The higher the amount of data used per
second (average bit rate), the smoother the playback image.
The movies shot with this camera will be recorded in MPEG-4, Approx. 30fps, Progressive,
AAC, mp4 format.
Movie image size
Usage guidelines
1280×720(Fine)
9 Mbps
Shoot highest quality movie for display
on HDTV
1280×720(Standard)
6 Mbps
Shoot standard quality movie for display
on HDTV
VGA
3 Mbps
Shoot at an image size suitable for WEB
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(Vertical direction: 4912×1920)
(Horizontal direction: 7152×1080)
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• A telephoto image results when the [VGA] image size is selected for movies.
• Movies with the size set to [1280×720] can only be recorded on a “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media.
When using recording media other than “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media, set the movie image size to
[VGA].
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A digital image is made up of a collection of small dots called pixels.
If it contains a large number of pixels, the image becomes large, it takes up more memory,
and the image is displayed in fine detail. “Image size” is shown by the number of pixels.
Although you cannot see the differences on the screen of the camera, the fine detail and data
processing time differ when the image is printed or displayed on a computer screen.
Image size: 10M
3648 pixels × 2736 pixels = 9,980,928 pixels
2 Image size: VGA
640 pixels × 480 pixels = 307,200 pixels
1
Pixels
Many pixels
(Fine image quality and large file size)
Few pixels
(Rough image quality but small file size)
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Description of the pixels and the image size
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You can select normal (single-image), burst or exposure bracket mode. You can also select the
mode from the
(Burst/Bracket) button (page 35).
1 MENU t
(Burst) t desired mode
Shoots a single image.
(High)
Shoots up to 10 images per second in succession.
(Mid)
Shoots up to 5 images per second in succession.
(Low)
Shoots up to 2 images per second in succession.
Shoots a series of 3 images with the exposure values automatically
shifted. For details on the bracket setting, see page 57.
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In Easy Shooting mode, you can select the Flash setting also from the MENU button.
1 Set the mode dial to
(Easy Shooting).
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2 MENU t [Flash] t z on the control button
3 Select the desired mode t z.
Flash automatically operates in dark locations or when there is
backlight.
Off
Does not use the flash.
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You can adjust the exposure manually in 1/3 EV steps in a range of –2.0 EV to +2.0 EV.
1 MENU t
(EV) t desired EV setting
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zAdjusting the exposure for better looking images
Lower EV setting –
Correct exposure
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Overexposure = too much light
Whitish image
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• In Easy Shooting mode, the EV setting cannot be adjusted.
• If you shoot a subject in extremely bright or dark conditions, or when you use the flash, the exposure
adjustment may not be effective.
Higher EV setting +
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Underexposure = too little light
Darker image
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Adjusts the luminous sensitivity.
1 Set the mode dial to
(Underwater).
2 MENU t
/
/
Sets the ISO sensitivity automatically.
You can reduce image blurring in dark locations or moving subjects
by increasing ISO sensitivity (select a larger number).
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/
(Scene Selection) t
(ISO) t desired mode
(Auto)
/
/
(Program Auto) or
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zAdjusting ISO Sensitivity (Recommended Exposure
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ISO sensitivity is a speed rating for recording media that incorporates an image sensor that
receives light. Even when the exposure is the same, images differ depending on the ISO
sensitivity.
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High ISO sensitivity
Records a bright image even in dark locations while increasing
shutter speed to reduce blur.
However, the image tends to become noisy.
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• ISO settings other than [ISO AUTO], [ISO 160] to [ISO 800] cannot be selected when the recording
mode is set to Burst or Exposure Bracket mode, or when [DRO] is set to [DRO plus].
Low ISO sensitivity
Records a smoother image.
However, when the exposure is insufficient, the image may become
darker.
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Adjusts color tones according to the surrounding light conditions. Use this function if image
color appears unnatural.
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(White Balance) t desired mode
(Auto)
(Daylight)
Adjusts for outdoors conditions on a fine day, evening views, night
scenes, neon signs, fireworks, etc.
(Cloudy)
Adjusts for a cloudy sky or a shady location.
[Fluorescent White Balance 1]: Adjusts for white fluorescent
lighting.
[Fluorescent White Balance 2]: Adjusts for natural white
fluorescent lighting.
[Fluorescent White Balance 3]: Adjusts for day white fluorescent
lighting.
n
(Incandescent)
Adjusts for places under incandescent lamp, or under bright
lighting, such as in a photo studio.
Adjusts for the flash conditions.
(One Push)
Adjusts the white balance depending on the light source. The white
color memorized in [One Push Set] mode becomes the basic white
color. Use this mode when [Auto] or other modes cannot be set the
color properly.
(One Push
Set)
Memorizes the basic white color which will be used in [One Push]
mode.
Index
(Flash)
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(Fluorescent
White Balance 1)
(Fluorescent
White Balance 2)
(Fluorescent
White Balance 3)
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Adjusts the white balance automatically so that the colors appear
natural.
Notes
• [White Balance] cannot be adjusted in Intelligent Auto Adjustment, or Easy Shooting mode.
• You cannot adjust [Flash] in [White Balance] in Sweep Panorama, Hand-held Twilight, Anti Motion
Blur, or Movie Mode, or when Scene Selection is set to
(High Sensitivity) mode.
• Under fluorescent lights that flicker, the white balance function may not work correctly even though you
select [Fluorescent White Balance 1], [Fluorescent White Balance 2], or [Fluorescent White Balance 3].
• When shooting with a flash in other than [Flash] mode, [White Balance] is set to [Auto].
• When flash is [On] or [Slow Synchro], the white balance can only be adjusted to [Auto], [Flash], [One
Push], or [One Push Set].
• [One Push Set] is unable to be selected while charging the flash.
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1 Frame a white object such as a piece of paper filling the screen under the
same lighting conditions as you will shoot the subject.
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Set] mode
2 MENU t [White Balance] t [One Push Set] t z on the control button
Notes
zEffects of lighting conditions
Weather/lighting
Daylight
Cloudy
Fluorescent
Incandescent
Characteristics of
light
White (standard)
Bluish
Green-tinged
Reddish
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The apparent color of the subject is affected by the lighting conditions.
The color tones are adjusted automatically, but you can adjust color tones manually using
the White Balance function.
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• If the
indicator flashes while shooting, the white balance is either not set or cannot be set. Use
automatic white balance.
• Do not shake or strike the camera while [One Push Set] is in progress.
• When flash mode is set to [On] or [Slow Synchro], the white balance is adjusted to the condition with the
flash emitting.
• The white references loaded using [White Balance] and [Underwater White Balance] are stored
separately.
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3 The screen momentarily turns black, and when the white balance has
been adjusted and stored in the memory, the recording screen is
displayed again.
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Adjusts the color tone when the camera is set to
movies.
1 MENU t
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(Underwater White Balance) t desired mode
(Auto)
(Underwater 1) Adjusts for underwater conditions where blue is strong.
(Underwater 2) Adjusts for underwater conditions where green is strong.
Adjusts the white balance depending on the light source. The white
color memorized in [One Push Set] mode becomes the basic white
color. Use this mode when [Auto] or other modes cannot be set the
color properly.
(One Push
Set)
Memorizes the basic white color which will be used in [One Push]
mode (page 52).
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• Depending on the color of the water, the Underwater White Balance may not work correctly even though
you select [Underwater 1] or [Underwater 2].
• When flash is [On] the underwater white balance can only be adjusted to [Auto], [One Push], or [One
Push Set].
• [One Push Set] is unable to be selected while charging the flash.
• The white references loaded using [White Balance] and [Underwater White Balance] are stored
separately.
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Automatically adjusts color tones underwater so they appear
natural.
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You can change the focus method. Use the menu when it is difficult to get the proper focus in
auto focus mode.
AF stands for “Auto Focus,” a function that adjusts the focus automatically.
1 Set the mode dial to
(Movie Mode).
(Focus) t desired mode
(Multi AF)
AF range finder frame
(Only for still image)
• When the Face Detection function is active, AF
operates with priority on faces.
• When Scene Selection is set to
(Underwater) mode, focus operation
is suited to underwater shooting. When focus is achieved by halfpressing the shutter button, a large frame is displayed in green.
(Center AF)
Focuses on a subject in the center of the
finder frame automatically. Using the AF
lock function together, you can compose the
image the way you want.
(Spot AF)
Focuses on an extremely small subject or a
narrow area automatically. Using the AF
lock function together, you can compose the
image the way you want. Hold the camera
steady so as not to misalign the subject and
the AF range finder frame.
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AF range finder frame
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Focuses on a subject in all ranges of the
finder frame automatically.
When you press the shutter button halfway
down in still image shooting mode, a green
frame is displayed around the area that is in
focus.
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AF range finder frame
Notes
• When you use [Digital Zoom] or [AF Illuminator], the AF range finder frame is disabled and appears in a
dotted line. In this case, the camera works to focus on the subjects at the center of the screen.
• When the focus mode is set to other than [Multi AF], you cannot use the Face Detection function.
• The focus mode is fixed to [Multi AF] in Easy Shooting, Anti Motion Blur, Hand-held Twilight, Movie
Mode or Smile Shutter.
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If the subject is out of focus, do as follows:
AF range finder
frame
2When the AE/AF lock indicator stops flashing and
remains on, return to the fully composed shot, and
press the shutter button fully down.
• As long as you do not press the shutter button fully
down, you can retry the procedure as many times as
necessary.
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AE/AF lock
indicator
1Recompose the shot so that the subject is centered
in the AF range finder, and press the shutter
button halfway to focus on the subject (AF lock).
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Selects the metering mode that sets which part of the subject to measure to determine the
exposure.
1 Set the mode dial to
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(Movie Mode).
(Metering Mode) t desired mode
(Center)
Measures the center of the image, and determines the exposure
based on the brightness of the subject there (Center-weighted
metering).
(Spot)
Measures only a part of the subject
(Spot metering). This function is useful
when the subject is backlit or when
there is strong contrast between the
subject and the background.
Spot metering cross
hairs
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Divides into multiple regions and measures each region. The
camera determines a well-balanced exposure (Multi-pattern
metering).
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(Multi)
Positions on the subject
• In Movie Mode, [Spot] cannot be selected.
• If you set Metering Mode to other than [Multi], the Face Detection function cannot be used.
• Metering Mode is fixed to [Multi] in Easy Shooting or Smile Shutter.
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You can set the type of the bracket shooting using
(Burst/Bracket) button. In the bracket
shooting mode, you can record a series of 3 images with the setting changed. You can select the
most suitable image afterwards.
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1 MENU t [Bracket Settings] t desired mode
(EXP±0.7)
(EXP±1.0)
Records a series of 3 images with the exposure shifted in the
following order: bright, standard, and dark.
The larger the bracket step value, the larger the shift of the
exposure value.
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(EXP±0.3)
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The camera automatically detects shooting conditions, and then takes the shot. When motion is
detected, the ISO sensitivity is increased according to the movement to reduce subject blur
(Motion Detection).
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Example of an image where
(Backlight) has activated.
Scene Recognition icon (Guide)
(Twilight),
(Twilight Portrait),
(Twilight
using a tripod),
(Backlight),
(Backlight
Portrait),
(Landscape),
(Macro),
(Portrait)
2 MENU t
(Auto)
(Advanced)
(Intelligent Auto Adjustment).
(Scene Recognition) t desired mode
When the camera recognizes the scene, it switches to the optimal
settings and shoots the image.
• When you shoot two images consecutively, the + mark on the
icon
will turn green.
• When two frames are shot, the two images are displayed side by side
immediately after shooting.
• When [Anti Blink] is displayed, 2 images are taken automatically and
the image with eyes are open is selected automatically. For details on the
Anti Blink function, see “What is the Anti Blink function?”.
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When the camera recognizes the scene, it switches to the optimal
settings. If the camera recognizes (Twilight), (Twilight
Portrait),
(Twilight using a tripod), (Backlight) or
(Backlight Portrait), it automatically changes the setting and
shoots another image.
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1 Set the mode dial to
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The camera recognizes the following types of scenes.
When the camera determines the optimal scene, it
displays the corresponding icon and guide.
Notes
• Scene Recognition does not function when using digital zoom.
• When the recording mode is set to Burst, or when the Smile Shutter function is activated, Scene
Recognition is fixed to [Auto].
• The available flash settings are [Auto] and [Off].
•
(Twilight using a tripod) scenes sometimes cannot be recognized in an environment where vibrations
are transferred to the camera even though it is fixed on a tripod.
• Sometimes a slow shutter results when a scene is recognized as a
(Twilight using a tripod). Keep the
camera still during shooting.
• These scenes may not be recognized depending on the situation.
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In [Advanced], when the camera recognizes a difficult-to-shoot scene ( (Twilight),
(Twilight Portrait),
(Twilight using a tripod), (Backlight) and (Backlight
Portrait)), it changes the settings as follows and shoots two images with different effects,
allowing you to select the one you like.
Shoot in Slow Synchro
Shoots with sensitivity increased and shake
reduced
Shoot in Slow Synchro with the face
which the flash strobes on as guide
Shoots with sensitivity increased with the face as
guide and shake reduced
Shoot in Slow Synchro
Shoots with even slower shutter speed without
increasing sensitivity
Shoots with the flash
Shoots with the brightness and contrast of the
background adjusted (DRO plus)
Shoots with the face which the flash
strobes on as guide
Shoots with the brightness and contrast of the
face and the background adjusted (DRO plus)
* When flash is set to [Auto].
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zWhat is the Anti Blink function?
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When set to [Advanced], the camera automatically shoots two images consecutively* when
it recognizes
(Portrait), The camera will select, display, and record the image which the
eyes are not blinked automatically. If the eyes are closed in both images, the message
“Blinked eye detected” is displayed.
* except when the flash strobes/when the shutter speed is slow
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Sets the sensitivity of the Smile Shutter function for detecting smiles.
1 MENU t
(Smile Detection Sensitivity) t desired mode
(Big Smile)
(Slight Smile)
Detects a big smile.
Detects a normal smile.
Detects even a slight smile.
Notes
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• Smiles may not be detected correctly depending on the conditions.
• [Smile Detection Sensitivity] cannot be adjusted in Easy Shooting, Sweep Panorama, Anti Motion Blur,
Hand-held Twilight or Movie Mode.
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Detects the faces of your subjects and adjusts the focus, flash, exposure, white balance and redeye reduction settings automatically.
Face Detection frame (Orange)
Face Detection frame (White)
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(Auto)
Does not use Face Detection function.
Selects the face the camera is to automatically focus on.
(Child
Priority)
Detects and shoots with priority on child’s face.
(Adult
Priority)
Detects and shoots with priority on adult’s face.
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(Off)
(Face Detection) t desired mode
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When the camera detects more than one subject, the camera will judge which is the main
subject and set focus by priority. The Face Detection frame for the main subject will turn
orange. The frame for which the focus is set will turn green by pressing the shutter button
halfway down.
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• [Face Detection] cannot be selected in Easy Shooting, Sweep Panorama or Movie Mode.
• You can select [Face Detection] only when the focus mode is set to [Multi AF] or the metering mode is
set to [Multi].
• The Face Detection function does not work when using the digital zoom.
• Up to 8 faces of your subjects can be detected.
• Adults and children may not be recognized correctly depending on the conditions.
• During Smile Shutter shooting, [Face Detection] is automatically set to [Auto] even if it is set to [Off].
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Normally the camera automatically selects the face to focus on according to the [Face
Detection] setting, but you can also select and register a face to be given priority.
1Press z on the control button during Face Detection. The leftmost face is registered as
the priority face, and the frame changes from
to an orange frame ( ).
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zRegistering the priority face (Selected-face Memory)
2Each time you press z, the priority face moves one face to the right. Press z repeatedly
until the orange frame ( ) is on the face you want to register.
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• When you remove the battery from the camera, the face registration is reset.
• When the registered face disappears from the LCD screen, the camera returns to the setting selected
by [Face Detection]. When the registered face is shown on the LCD screen again, the camera
focuses on the registered face.
• It may not be possible to detect the registered face correctly depending on the surrounding
brightness, the subject’s hairstyle, etc. In this case, register the face again under the conditions
where the image will be shot.
• When the Smile Shutter function is used with the Face Detection frame registered, Smile Detection
is performed only on the registered face.
• In Easy Shooting mode, the priority face cannot be registered.
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3To cancel the face registration (Off), move the orange frame to the rightmost face, then
press z again.
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The camera analyzes the shooting scene and automatically corrects the brightness and contrast to
improve the image quality.
DRO stands for “Dynamic Range Optimizer,” a function that automatically optimizes the
difference between light and dark parts of an image.
1 Set the mode dial to
(Program Auto).
(DRO) t desired mode
(Off)
(DRO
standard)
Adjusts the brightness and contrast of the images automatically.
Adjusts image brightness and contrast automatically and strongly.
Notes
• Depending on shooting conditions, it may not be possible to obtain correction effects.
• Only [ISO AUTO] or values from [ISO 160] to [ISO 800] can be set for the ISO value when [DRO plus]
is set.
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Does not adjust.
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When Scene Selection is set to
(Soft Snap) while you are shooting an image, the camera
automatically shoots two images consecutively. The camera will select, display and record the
image which the eyes are not blinked automatically.
1 Set the mode dial to
(Scene Selection).
(Soft Snap).
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(Anti Blink) t desired mode
(Auto)
When Face Detection is active, the Anti Blink function operates so
that images with the subject’s eyes open are recorded.
(Off)
Does not use the Anti Blink function.
• Anti Blink does not function in the following situations.
– When using the flash
– During burst or bracket shooting
– When the Face Detection function does not work
– When the Smile Shutter function is activated
• Sometimes Anti Blink function does not work depending on the situation.
• When the Anti Blink function is set to [Auto] but only images with the subject’s eyes closed are
recorded, the message “Blinked eye detected” is displayed on the LCD screen. Shoot again as necessary.
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The flash strobes two or more times before shooting to reduce the red-eye phenomenon when
using the flash.
1 MENU t
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(Red Eye Reduction) t desired mode
When the Face Detection function is activated, the flash strobes
automatically to reduce the red-eye phenomenon.
(On)
The flash always strobes to reduce the red-eye phenomenon.
(Off)
Does not use Red Eye Reduction.
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• [Red Eye Reduction] cannot be selected during Easy Shooting, Anti Motion Blur, Hand-held Twilight,
Sweep Panorama, Movie Mode or Smile Shutter.
• To avoid blurring of images, hold the camera firmly until the shutter is released. It usually takes a second
after you press the shutter button. Be also sure not to allow the subject to move during this period.
• Red Eye Reduction may not produce the desired effects. It depends on individual differences and
conditions, such as distance to the subject, or if the subject looked away from the pre-strobe.
• If you do not use the Face Detection function, Red Eye Reduction does not work, even when you select
[Auto].
zWhat causes the red-eye phenomenon?
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Pupils become dilated in dark environments. Flash light is reflected off the blood vessels at
the back of the eye (retina), causing the “red-eye” phenomenon.
Eye
Retina
Other ways to reduce red-eye
• Select
(High Sensitivity) mode in Scene Selection. (The flash is set to [Off] automatically.)
• When the eyes of the subject turn out red, correct the image with [Retouch] t [Red Eye
Correction] on the viewing menu or with the supplied software “PMB”.
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Selects the anti-blur mode.
1 MENU t
(SteadyShot) t desired mode
Activates the anti-blur function when pressing the shutter button
halfway down.
(Continuous)
Always activates the anti-blur function. You can stabilize images
even when zooming up a far subject.
(Off)
Does not use anti-blur mode.
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zHints for preventing blur
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The camera moved accidentally when you took the image. This is called “Camera shake.”
On the other hand, if the subject moved when you took the image, it is called “subject blur.”
Besides, camera shake and subject blur occur frequently under low-light or slow shutter
speed conditions, such as those encountered in
(Twilight Portrait) or (Twilight) mode.
In such case, shoot with the below tips in mind.
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• In Intelligent Auto Adjustment, Easy Shooting mode or Scene Selection is set to (Gourmet) mode,
[SteadyShot] is fixed to [Shooting].
• [SteadyShot] is fixed to [Continuous] in Sweep Panorama, or the Smile Shutter function is activated.
• For movies, you can set [Continuous] or [Off] only. The default setting for movies is [Continuous].
• The battery charge is used up more quickly in [Continuous] mode than in [Shooting] mode.
Camera shake
Your hands or body shake while you hold the
camera and press the shutter button, and the
entire screen is blurred.
• Use a tripod or place the camera on a flat surface to
hold the camera steady.
• Shoot with a 2-second delay self-timer and
stabilize the camera by holding your arms firmly at your side after pressing the shutter button.
• Shoot with Hand-held Twilight.
Subject blur
Even though the camera is steady, the subject
moves during the exposure so the subject is shot
blurred when the shutter button is pressed.
Camera shake is reduced automatically using
the anti-blur function. However, the function
does not effectively reduce subject blur.
• Select Anti Motion Blur or
(High Sensitivity) mode in Scene Selection.
• Select a higher ISO sensitivity to make the shutter speed faster, and press the shutter button before
the subject moves.
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Images are automatically played back in succession.
1 Press the
(Playback) button to switch to playback mode.
2 MENU t
button
(Slideshow) t desired slideshow t z on the control
(Slideshow with music)
Plays back all the images in succession.
Plays back still images along with effects and music.
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(Continuous Playback)
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2 MENU t
(Slideshow) t [Continuous Playback] t z
Playback feature
z
Pause
v
Sets the display settings.
V
Displays the volume control screen. Adjust the volume
with v/V.
b
Rewinds image
B
Forwards image
Index
Control button
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1 Select the desired image for playing with the control button.
Note
• When [Display Burst Group] is [Display Main Image Only], only the main image is displayed.
zViewing panoramic images during continuous
playback
The whole panoramic image is displayed for 3 seconds.
You can scroll a panoramic image by pressing z.
Press z again while scrolling, the screen returns to the whole panoramic image.
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Slideshow with music
(Slideshow) t [Slideshow with music] t z on the control
Displays the setting screen.
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button
2 Select a desired setting.
3 [Start] t z
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4 Press z to end the slideshow.
Notes
• You cannot play back movies or panoramic images.
• Settings other than [Image] are stored until the next time they are changed.
All
Plays a slideshow of all the still images in order.
This Date
Plays a slideshow of still images with the currently selected date
range when View Mode is
(Date View).
Folder
Plays a slideshow of still images in the currently selected folder
when View Mode is
(Folder View).
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Image
Selects the group of images to be shown.
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• This setting is fixed to [Folder] when the internal memory is used to record images.
• When [Display Burst Group] is [Display Main Image Only], only the main image is displayed.
Effects
Selects the playback speed and mood for slideshows.
Simple
A simple slideshow switching still images at a preset interval.
The playback interval is adjustable in [Interval] and you can
thoroughly enjoy your images.
Nostalgic
A moody slideshow reproducing the atmosphere of a movie scene.
Stylish
A stylish slideshow proceeding at a middle tempo.
Active
A high-tempo slideshow suitable for active scenes.
Notes
• In [Nostalgic], [Stylish] and [Active], when there are 3 or more images in a burst group, and [Display
Burst Group] is set to [Display Main Image Only], 3 images including the main image are played back.
• When [Display Burst Group] is set to [Display Main Image Only], the grouped burst images are
displayed as follows;
– When the Effects are set to [Simple], only the main image is displayed.
– When the Effects are set to other than [Simple], only the main image is displayed when there are two
burst images or less.
– When the Effects are set to other than [Simple], the main image and images before and after the main
image are displayed.
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Does not use BGM.
Music1
The default setting for a [Simple] slideshow.
Music2
The default setting for a [Nostalgic] slideshow.
Music3
The default setting for a [Stylish] slideshow.
Music4
The default setting for a [Active] slideshow.
1 sec
Sets the display interval of images for a [Simple] slideshow.
3 sec
5 sec
10 sec
Auto
The interval is set to suit the selected [Effects] item.
On
Plays back images in a continuous loop.
Off
After all the images have been played back, the slideshow ends.
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Repeat
Turns slideshow repeat on or off.
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Interval
Sets the screen switching interval. The setting is fixed to [Auto] when [Simple] is not selected
as the [Effects].
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Specifies the music to be played during slideshows. You can select more than one background
music track. Press V on the control button to display the volume control screen, then press
v/V to adjust the volume.
zSelecting background music
You can transfer a desired music file from your CDs or MP3 files to the camera to play back
during slideshow. To transfer music, install the “Music Transfer” software (supplied) to
your computer. For details, see pages 105 and 107.
• You can record up to four pieces of music on the camera (The 4 preset pieces (Music1 – Music4)
can be replaced with the ones you transferred).
• A maximum length of each music file for music playback of the camera is about 5 minutes.
• If you cannot play back a music file due to damage or other malfunctions of the file, execute
[Format Music] (page 92) and transfer the music again.
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Allows you to select the display format for viewing multiple images.
1 Press the
2 MENU t
(Playback) button to switch to playback mode.
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(View Mode) t desired mode t z on the control button
Displays images by the date.
(Folder View) Images are displayed, organized by folders.
When a recording folder is already created, select [Select Folder]
from the Menu to select a folder to view.
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(Date View)
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Displaying the Calendar
1 MENU t
button
(Date View) t z on the control
(Index) button repeatedly until the Calendar is displayed.
Select the month you want to display with
/ .
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2 Press the
(View Mode) t
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• When using the internal memory, the view mode is set to [Folder View].
• When images recorded with other cameras cannot be played back on this camera, view the images in
[Folder View].
• Event View is not available on this camera.
zViewing images taken with a different camera
If you insert into this camera a “Memory Stick Duo” media containing images taken both
with this camera and another camera, a screen for selecting the playback method appears.
“Playback only registered images”: Images are played in the selected View Mode.
Some images taken with other cameras may not be played at this time.
“Playback all images with folder view”: The camera switches to Folder View and
plays all images.
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You can select to display burst images in groups or display all images during playback.
1 Press the
(Playback) button to switch to playback mode.
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2 MENU t
(Display Burst Group) t desired setting t z on the
control button
(Display All)
Groups burst images, then plays back the main image only.
• When Face Detection is performed in burst mode, the camera determines
and displays the optimum image as the main image. When Face
Detection is not performed, the first image in the burst group is displayed
as the main image.
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(Display Main
Image Only)
Plays back all burst images one at a time.
• When [View Mode] is set to [Folder View], this setting is fixed to [Display All].
zDisplaying burst images side by side
In [Display Main Image Only] mode, the images in a burst group can be displayed side by
side.
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Display the burst images.
Press z on the control button.
Burst groups are displayed side by side at the bottom of the LCD
screen.
3 Select images with b/B.
Display or hide the index with V and press z to go back to single
playback.
1
2
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71GB
Adds effects or makes corrections to a recorded image and records it as a new file.
The original image is retained.
1 Press the
2 MENU t
(Playback) button to switch to playback mode.
(Retouch) t desired mode t z on the control button
Records the zoomed playback
image.
(Red Eye
Correction)
Corrects the red-eye phenomenon
caused by flash.
Select [OK] with the control
button t z.
• You may not be able to correct the
red-eye phenomenon depending on the image.
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Press the button (T) to zoom in
and press W to zoom out.
2 Set the zoom point with the control
button.
3 MENU t select an image size to save t z
4 [OK] t z
• The quality of trimmed images may deteriorate.
• The image size that you can trim may vary depending on the image.
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3 Perform retouching according to the operation method in each mode.
(Trimming)
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1
Sharpens the image within a
chosen frame.
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(Unsharp
masking)
Select the area (frame) of the
desired image to retouch with the
control button t MENU.
2 [OK] t z
• Depending on the image, sufficient
correction may not be applied and
the image quality may deteriorate.
1
Note
• You cannot retouch the following types of images.
– Movies
– Panoramic images
– Images displayed in a burst group
72GB
Allows you to select unwanted images for deletion. You can also delete images using the
(Delete) button (page 40).
1 Press the
2 MENU t
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(Playback) button to switch to playback mode.
(Delete) t desired mode t z on the control button
(This Image)
Deletes the currently displayed image in single-image mode.
(Multiple Images) You can select and delete multiple images.
Do as the following after step 2.
2MENU t [OK] t z
Deletes all images in the selected folder, date range or burst group
at once.
(All but this
image)
Deletes burst group images other than the selected image in Display
Burst Group mode.
Index
(All in This
Folder)
(All in Date
Range)
(All In This
Group)
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1Select an image then press z.
Repeat the above steps until there are no more images to be
deleted. Select an image with a
mark to release the
mark.
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3 [OK] t z
Note
• When the mode dial is set to
[Delete All Images].
(Easy Shooting), you can select between [Delete Single Image] or
73GB
Protects recorded images against accidental erasure.
The
mark is displayed for registered images.
1 Press the
(Playback) button to switch to playback mode.
2 MENU t
(Protect) t desired mode t z on the control button
(Multiple
Images)
Protects the currently displayed image in single-image mode.
You can select and protect multiple images.
Do as the following after step 2.
2MENU t [OK] t z
zTo cancel the protection
Select the image for which you want to cancel protection, and unlock it by pressing z on
the control button as the same procedure to protect it.
The
indicator disappears, and the protection is released.
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1Select an image then press z.
Repeat the above steps until there are no more images to be
protected. Select an image with a
mark to release the
mark.
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(This Image)
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74GB
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) is a function that allows you to specify the images of
“Memory Stick Duo” media that you want to print out later.
The
(Print order) mark is displayed for registered images.
(Playback) button to switch to playback mode.
2 MENU t
t desired mode t z on the control button
(This Image)
(Multiple
Images)
Orders printing the currently displayed image in single-image
mode.
You can select and order printing multiple images.
Do as the following after step 2.
2MENU t [OK] t z
Notes
• The
(Print order) mark cannot be added to movies or to images in the internal memory.
• You can add a
(Print order) mark to a maximum 999 images.
Select the image to clear the DPOF registration, then press z on the control button in the
same procedure as when making a
mark.
The
mark disappears and the DPOF registration is cleared.
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zClearing the DPOF mark
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1Select an image then press z.
Repeat the above steps until there are no more images to be
printed. Select an image with a
mark to release the
mark.
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1 Press the
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75GB
Rotates a still image. Use this to display a horizontal orientation image in vertical orientation.
2 MENU t
(Playback) button to switch to playback mode.
(Rotate) t z on the control button
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1 Press the
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3 Rotate the image with [ / ] t b/B.
Notes
• You cannot rotate the following types of images.
– Movies
– Protected still images
– Images displayed in a burst group
• You may not be able to rotate images shot with other cameras.
• When viewing images on a computer, the image rotation information may not be reflected depending on
the software.
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4 [OK] t z
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76GB
When multiple folders are created in “Memory Stick Duo” media, this selects the folder
containing the image you want to play back.
Step 2 is unnecessary when [Folder View] is already set.
1 Press the
3 MENU t
(Playback) button to switch to playback mode.
(View Mode) t
(Folder View) t z on the control
(Select Folder) t z
4 Select the folder with b/B.
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2 MENU t
button
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5 [OK] t z
zViewing images across multiple folders
Index
When multiple folders are created, the following indicators appear on the first and last
images in the folder.
: Moves to the previous folder
: Moves to the next folder
: Moves to either the previous or next folders
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Note
• This item is not displayed when the internal memory is used to record images.
77GB
The AF illuminator supplies fill light to focus more easily on a subject in dark surroundings.
The AF illuminator emits red light allowing the camera to focus easily when the shutter button is
pressed halfway, until the focus is locked. The
indicator appears at this time.
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1 Set the camera to shooting mode.
Auto
Uses the AF illuminator.
Off
Does not use AF illuminator.
• Focus is achieved as long as the AF illuminator light reaches the subject, regardless of whether light fails
to reach the center of the subject.
• You cannot use the AF illuminator when:
– Shooting in Sweep Panorama mode
–
(Landscape), (Twilight),
(Pet) or (Fireworks) mode is selected in Scene Selection.
• When you use AF illuminator, the normal AF range finder frame is disabled and a new AF range finder
frame is displayed by a dotted line. AF operates with priority on subjects located near the center of the
frame.
• The AF illuminator emits very bright light. Although there is no health hazard, do not look directly into
the AF illuminator emitter at close range.
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Notes
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2 MENU t
(Settings) t
(Shooting Settings) t [AF Illuminator] t
desired mode t z on the control button
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78GB
With reference to the grid lines, you can easily set a subject in a horizontal/vertical position.
1 Set the camera to shooting mode.
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2 MENU t
(Settings) t
(Shooting Settings) t [Grid Line] t
desired mode t z on the control button
Displays the grid lines. The grid lines are not recorded.
Off
Does not display the grid lines.
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On
MENU/Settings
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79GB
Selects the digital zoom mode. The camera enlarges the image using optical zoom (up to 5×).
When the zoom scale is exceeded, the camera uses either smart or precision digital zoom.
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1 Set the camera to shooting mode.
Smart (
)
Precision (
)
Enlarges all image sizes by the total zoom scale of approximately
10×, including the optical zoom 5×. However, note that the image
quality deteriorates when the optical zoom scale is exceeded
(Precision digital zoom).
Does not use the digital zoom.
Notes
• The Digital Zoom function does not operate in Sweep Panorama, Movie Mode or when the Smile Shutter
function is activated.
• The smart zoom is not available when the image size is set to [10M], [3:2(8M)] or [16:9(7M)].
• The Face Detection function does not work when using the digital zoom.
Index
Total zoom scale when using Smart zoom
(including optical zoom 5×)
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Off
Enlarges the image digitally within the range where the image will
not be distorted, according to the image size (Smart zoom).
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2 MENU t
(Settings) t
(Shooting Settings) t [Digital Zoom] t
desired mode t z on the control button
The supported zoom ratio differs depending on the image size.
Size
Total zoom scale
5M
Approx. 7.0×
3M
Approx. 8.9×
VGA
Approx. 28×
16:9(2M)
Approx. 9.5×
80GB
When the camera is rotated to shoot a portrait (vertical) image, the camera records its position
change and displays the image in the portrait position.
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1 Set the camera to shooting mode.
On
Records the image with the correct orientation.
Off
Does not use Auto Orientation.
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2 MENU t
(Settings) t
(Shooting Settings) t [Auto Orientation]
t desired mode t z on the control button
Notes
zRotating images after recording
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• Black is displayed to the left and right of vertical orientation images.
• Depending on the shooting angle of the camera, the orientation of the image may not be recorded
correctly.
• You cannot use Auto Orientation when
(Underwater) mode is selected in the Scene Selection or in
Movie Mode.
If the orientation of an image is incorrect, you can use the [Rotate] on the Menu screen to
display the image in portrait position.
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81GB
When an image with the subject’s eyes closed is recorded while Face Detection is activated, the
message “Blinked eye detected” is displayed.
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1 MENU t
(Settings) t
(Shooting Settings) t [Blink Alert] t
desired mode t z on the control button
Displays the “Blinked eye detected” message.
Off
Does not display the message.
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Auto
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82GB
Selects or turns off the sound produced when you operate the camera.
1 MENU t
(Settings) t
(Main Settings) t [Beep] t desired
mode t z on the control button
Turns on the shutter sound when you press the shutter button.
High
Low
Turns on the beep/shutter sound when you press the control/shutter
button.
If you want to lower the volume, select [Low].
Off
Turns off the beep/shutter sound.
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Shutter
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83GB
Selects the language to be used in the menu items, warnings and messages.
1 MENU t
(Settings) t
(Main Settings) t [Language Setting] t
desired mode t z on the control button
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84GB
You can select whether or not function guide is displayed when you operate the camera.
1 MENU t
(Settings) t
(Main Settings) t [Function Guide] t
desired mode t z on the control button
Displays the function guide.
Off
Does not display the function guide.
Operation
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On
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MENU/Settings
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85GB
You can set whether to use a demonstration of the Smile Shutter and Scene Recognition.
When there is no need to view a demonstration, set to [Off].
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1 MENU t
(Settings) t
(Main Settings) t [Demo Mode] t
desired mode t z on the control button
Demonstrates Scene Recognition mode.
Demo Mode2
Automatically starts the Smile Shutter demonstration when no
operation is performed for 15 seconds.
Off
Does not perform a demonstration.
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Note
• Pressing the shutter button during the Smile Shutter demonstration operates the shutter, but no image is
recorded.
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Demo Mode1
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86GB
Initializes the setting to the default setting.
Even if you execute this function, the images are retained.
1 MENU t
(Settings) t
z on the control button
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(Main Settings) t [Initialize] t [OK] t
Operation
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Note
• Be sure not to turn off the camera while initializing.
MENU/Settings
Search
Index
87GB
Selects the video signal output type from SD and HD(1080i) when you connect the camera and
TV using an HD Output Adaptor Cable (sold separately), according to the TV connected. Use a
Type1a-compliant HD Output Adaptor Cable.
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COMPONENT
1 MENU t
(Settings) t
(Main Settings) t [COMPONENT] t
desired mode t z on the control button
Select this item to connect the camera to a 1080i-capable High
Definition TV.
SD
Select this item to connect the camera to a TV that is not
compatible with an HD(1080i) signal.
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Note
• When shooting movies in the condition with the camera and a TV connected using an HD Output
Adaptor Cable (sold separately), the image being shot is not displayed in the TV side.
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HD(1080i)
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88GB
Sets the video signal output according to the TV color system of the connected video equipment.
The TV color systems differ depending on the country and region.
To view images on a TV screen, check the TV color system of the country or region of use
(page 103).
NTSC
Sets the video output signal to NTSC mode (e.g., for the USA,
Japan).
PAL
Sets the video output signal to PAL mode (e.g., for Europe, China).
Operation
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1 MENU t
(Settings) t
(Main Settings) t [Video Out] t desired
mode t z on the control button
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89GB
Selects the USB mode when connecting the camera to a computer or a PictBridge-compliant
printer using the cable for multi-use terminal.
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USB Connect
1 MENU t
(Settings) t
(Main Settings) t [USB Connect] t
desired mode t z on the control button
PictBridge
Connects the camera to a PictBridge-compliant printer.
PTP/MTP
When you connect the camera to a computer, the AutoPlay Wizard
appears, and the still images in the recording folder on the camera
are imported to the computer. (with Windows Vista/XP,
Mac OS X)
Mass Storage
Establishes a Mass Storage connection between the camera and a
computer or other USB device.
Notes
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• If you cannot connect the camera to a PictBridge-compliant printer with the [Auto] setting, select
[PictBridge].
• If you cannot connect the camera to a computer or a USB device with the [Auto] setting, select [Mass
Storage].
• When [USB Connect] is set to [PTP/MTP], you cannot export movies to a computer. To export movies to
a computer, set [USB Connect] to [Auto] or [Mass Storage].
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Search
The camera recognizes automatically and sets up communication
with a computer or PictBridge-compliant printer.
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Auto
90GB
You can use “Music Transfer” in the CD-ROM (supplied) to change background music tracks.
1 MENU t
(Settings) t
z on the control button
(Main Settings) t [Download Music] t
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Download Music
The message “Change slideshow music Connect to PC” appears.
3 Follow the instructions on the screen to change music files.
Operation
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2 Make a USB connection between the camera and a computer, then start
“Music Transfer”.
MENU/Settings
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91GB
You can delete all the background music files stored in the camera. It can be used in cases such
as when the background music files are damaged and cannot be played.
1 MENU t
(Settings) t
t z on the control button
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(Main Settings) t [Format Music] t [OK]
camera
You can use “Music Transfer” in the CD-ROM (supplied) to reset music files to the preset
ones.
2Start “Music Transfer”, then restore the default music.
• For details on using “Music Transfer”, see the help in “Music Transfer”.
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1Execute [Download Music] and make a USB connection between the camera and a
computer.
Operation
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zRestoring the music preset at the factory to the
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92GB
Formats the “Memory Stick Duo” media or the internal memory. A commercially available
“Memory Stick Duo” media is already formatted, and can be used immediately.
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Format
1 MENU t
(Settings) t
(“Memory Stick” Tool) or
(Internal
Memory Tool) t [Format] t [OK] t z on the control button
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Note
• Note that formatting permanently erases all data including even protected images.
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93GB
Creates a folder in “Memory Stick Duo” media for recording images.
Images are recorded in the newly created folder until you create another folder or select another
recording folder.
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1 MENU t
(Settings) t
(“Memory Stick” Tool) t [Create
REC.Folder] t [OK] t z on the control button
After a new folder is created, you can change the storage destination folder (page 95) and
select the folder for viewing images (page 77).
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zOn the folders
Operation
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Notes
• This item is not displayed when the internal memory is used to record images.
• When you insert a “Memory Stick Duo” media that was used with other equipment into the camera and
shoot images, a new folder may be automatically created.
• Up to 4,000 images can be stored in one folder. When the folder capacity is exceeded, a new folder is
automatically created.
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Changes the folder in “Memory Stick Duo” media that is currently used for recording images.
1 MENU t
(Settings) t
REC.Folder]
(“Memory Stick” Tool) t [Change
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2 Select a folder with b/B on the control button.
Notes
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Search
• This item is not displayed when the internal memory is used to record images.
• The following folder cannot be selected as a recording folder.
– “100” folder
– A folder with a number that has only either “sssMSDCF” or “sssMNV01”.
• You cannot move recorded images to another folder.
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3 [OK] t z
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95GB
Deletes a folder for recording images in “Memory Stick Duo” media.
1 MENU t
(Settings) t
REC.Folder]
(“Memory Stick” Tool) t [Delete
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2 Select a folder with b/B on the control button.
Notes
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• This item is not displayed when the internal memory is used to record images.
• If you delete the folder set as the recording folder using [Delete REC.Folder], the folder that has the
largest folder number is selected as the next recording folder.
• You can delete only empty folders. If a folder contains images, or files that cannot be played back by the
camera, first delete these images and files, and then delete the folder.
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3 [OK] t z
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96GB
Copies all images in the internal memory to a “Memory Stick Duo” media.
1 Insert a “Memory Stick Duo” media with sufficient free capacity into the
camera.
(“Memory Stick” Tool) t [Copy] t [OK]
Notes
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• Use a fully charged battery pack. If you attempt to copy image files using a battery pack with little
remaining charge, the battery pack may run out, causing copying to fail or possibly corrupting the data.
• Images cannot be copied individually.
• The original images in the internal memory are retained even after copying. To delete the contents of the
internal memory, remove the “Memory Stick Duo” media after copying, then format the internal memory
([Format] in [Internal Memory Tool]).
• A new folder is created on the “Memory Stick Duo” media and all the data will be copied to it. You
cannot choose a specific folder and copy images to it.
Operation
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2 MENU t
(Settings) t
t z on the control button
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97GB
Selects the method used to assign file numbers to images.
1 MENU t
(Settings) t
(“Memory Stick” Tool) or
(Internal
Memory Tool) t [File Number] t desired mode t z on the control
button
Reset
Starts from 0001 each time the folder is changed. (When the
recording folder contains a file, a number one higher than the
largest number is assigned.)
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Search
Assigns numbers to files in sequence even if the recording folder or
the “Memory Stick Duo” media is changed. (When the replaced
“Memory Stick Duo” media contains a file with a number higher
than the last assigned number, a number one higher than the largest
number is assigned.)
Operation
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Series
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98GB
Adjusts the time to the local time of a selected area.
1 MENU t
(Settings) t
(Clock Settings) t [Area Setting] t
desired setting t z on the control button
You use the camera in your area.
When the currently set area differs from your home area, you must
make the Area Setting.
Destination
You use the camera set to the time at your destination.
Set the destination area.
Setting a frequently visited destination lets you easily adjust the time when you visit that
destination.
MENU/Settings
Search
zChanging Area Setting
Operation
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Home
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Daylight Saving icon
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1Select the area part for [Destination], then press z on the control button.
2Select an area with b/B on the control button, and select Daylight Savings time with
v/V.
99GB
Sets the date and time again.
1 MENU t
(Settings) t
(Clock Settings) t [Date & Time Setting]
t desired setting t z on the control button
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2 [OK] t z on the control button
You can select the date and time display format.
Daylight Savings
You can select Daylight Savings On/Off.
Date & Time
You can set the date and time.
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Date & Time Format
Note
MENU/Settings
Search
• The camera does not have a feature for superimposing dates on images. By using “PMB” in the CDROM (supplied), you can print or save images with the date.
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100GB
You can view images on a TV by connecting the camera to a TV.
The connection varies according to the type of TV the camera is connected to.
Refer also to the operating instructions supplied with the TV.
1 Turn off both the camera and the TV.
2 Connect the camera to the TV with the cable for multi-use terminal
(supplied).
2 To the multi connector
1 To audio/video input jacks
3 Turn on the TV and set the input.
4 Press
Index
Cable for multi-use terminal (supplied)
MENU/Settings
Search
(Playback) button
Operation
Search
Viewing images by connecting the camera to a TV
with the supplied cable for multi-use terminal
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(Playback) button to turn on the camera.
Images shot with the camera appear on the TV. Select the desired image with the control
button.
Notes
• When using the camera abroad, it may be necessary to switch the video signal output to match that of
your TV system (page 89).
• The shooting image will not be displayed on the TV when the movie is shot under the condition of the
camera and TV connected.
• When output to TV, easy viewing is invalid.
101GB
You can view an image recorded on the camera by connecting the camera to an HD (High
Definition) TV with the HD Output Adaptor Cable (sold separately). Use a Type1a-compliant
HD Output Adaptor Cable.
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Viewing an image by connecting the camera to an
HD TV
1 Turn off both the camera and the TV.
1 To audio/video input jacks
(Playback) button
Green/Blue/Red
Index
HD Output Adaptor Cable
(sold separately)
White/Red
MENU/Settings
Search
COMPONENT AUDIO
VIDEO IN
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2 Connect the camera to an HD (High Definition) TV with a HD Output
Adaptor Cable (sold separately).
2 To the multi connector
3 Turn on the TV and set the input.
4 Press
(Playback) button to turn on the camera.
Images shot with the camera appear on the TV. Select the desired image with the control
button.
Notes
• Set [COMPONENT] to [HD(1080i)] (page 88).
• Images shot in [VGA] image size cannot be played back in HD format.
• When shooting movies in the condition with the camera and a TV connected using an HD Output
Adaptor Cable (sold separately), the image being shot is not displayed in the TV side.
• When using the camera abroad, it may be necessary to switch the video signal output to match that of
your TV system (page 89).
• When output to TV, easy viewing is invalid.
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This camera is compatible with the “PhotoTV HD” standard.
By connecting Sony PhotoTV HD-compatible devices using an HD Output Adaptor Cable
(sold separately), whole new world of photos can be comfortably enjoyed in breathtaking
Full HD quality.
On TV color systems
NTSC system
Bahama Islands, Bolivia, Canada, Central America, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Jamaica, Japan,
Korea, Mexico, Peru, Surinam, Taiwan, the Philippines, the U.S.A., Venezuela, etc.
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PAL system
Australia, Austria, Belgium, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany,
Holland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Kuwait, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway,
Poland, Portugal, Rumania, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand,
Turkey, United Kingdom, Viet Nam, etc.
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If you want to view images on a TV screen, you need a TV with a video input jack and the cable
for multi-use terminal. The color system of the TV must match that of the digital still camera.
Check the following lists for the TV color system of the country or region where the camera is
used.
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• PhotoTV HD allows for a highly-detailed, photo-like expression of subtle textures and colors.
• The settings are also required to be made on the TV. For details, refer to the operating instruction of
the TV.
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PAL-M system
Brazil
PAL-N system
Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay
SECAM system
Bulgaria, France, Greece, Guiana, Iran, Iraq, Monaco, Russia, Ukraine, etc.
103GB
“PMB” and other applications are contained on the CD-ROM (supplied) to allow more versatile
use of images shot with your Cyber-shot camera.
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Using with your computer
Recommended computer environment (Windows)
For using “PMB”
and “Music
Transfer”, and
when importing
images
Others
Windows Image Mastering API (IMAPI) Ver.2.0 or later is required to use the function for creating
discs.
*2 Starter (Edition) is not supported.
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*1 64-bit editions and Starter (Edition) are not supported.
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Microsoft Windows XP*1 CPU: Intel Pentium III 800 MHz or
SP3/Windows Vista*2 SP2 faster (For playing/editing the High
Definition movies: Intel Pentium 4
2.8 GHz or faster/ Intel Pentium D
2.8 GHz or faster/ Intel Core Duo
1.66 GHz or faster/ Intel Core 2 Duo
1.20 GHz or faster)
Memory: 512 MB or more (For playing/
editing the High Definition movies: 1 GB
or more)
Hard Disk: Disk space required for
installation—approximately 500 MB
Display: Screen resolution: 1,024 × 768
dots or more
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OS (pre-installed)
Recommended computer environment
(Macintosh)
OS (pre-installed)
For using “Music
Transfer”, and
when copying
images
Others
Mac OS X (v10.3 to v10.5) Memory: 64 MB or more (128 MB or
more is recommended)
Hard Disk: Disk space required for
installation—approximately 50 MB
Notes
• Operation is not assured in an environment based on an upgrade of the operating systems described
above or in a multi-boot environment.
• If you connect two or more USB devices to a single computer at the same time, some devices, including
the camera, may not operate, depending on the types of USB devices you are using.
• Connecting the camera using a USB interface that is compatible with Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0
compliant) allows advanced transfer (high speed transfer), as the camera is compatible with Hi-Speed
USB (USB 2.0 compliant).
• When your computer resumes activity from suspend or sleep mode, communication between the camera
and your computer may not recover at the same time.
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Installing “PMB (Picture Motion Browser)” and
“Music Transfer” (Windows)
The installation menu screen appears.
• If it does not appear, double-click [Computer] (in Windows XP, [My Computer]) t
(SONYPICTUTIL).
• If the AutoPlay screen appears, select “Run Install.exe” and follow the instructions that appear on the
screen to proceed with the installation.
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1 Turn on your computer, and insert the CD-ROM (supplied) into the CDROM drive.
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2 Click [Install].
3 Select the desired language, then proceed to the following screen.
The “License Agreement” screen appears.
4 Carefully read the agreement, click the radio button (
the terms of the agreement, and then click [Next].
t
) to accept
5 Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation.
6 Remove the CD-ROM after the installation is complete.
7 Start up the software.
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• When the restarting confirmation message appears, restart the computer following the instructions on
the screen.
• DirectX may be installed depending on the system environment of your computer.
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The “Choose Setup Language” screen appears.
To start up “PMB”, click
(PMB) on the desktop.
For the detailed operation method, click
(PMB Guide).
To start up “PMB” from the Start menu, select [Start] t [All programs] t [Sony Picture
Utility].
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• Log on as Administrator.
• Before starting up “Music Transfer”, perform MENU t
(Settings) t [Main Settings] t
[Download Music], and connect the camera to a computer.
• When “PMB” is started up for the first time, the confirmation message of the Information tool appears on
the screen. Select [Start].
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“Music Transfer” allows you to replace the Music files provided in the camera at the factory
with your favorite tracks, and to delete and add Music files.
You can also restore the tracks stored at the factory to your camera.
The following track types can be imported using “Music Transfer”.
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• “PMB” allows you to import images shot with the camera to a computer for display. Make a USB
connection between the camera and your computer, and click [Import].
• Images on a computer can be exported to a “Memory Stick Duo” media, and displayed on the
camera. Make a USB connection between the camera and your computer, click
at the top of the
screen, and click [Export].
• You can save and print images with the date.
• You can display images stored on a computer by shooting date in a calendar display.
• You can correct (Red Eye Reduction, etc.) still images, and change the shooting date and time.
• You can create discs with CD or DVD disc-writing drive.
• You can upload images to media services. (An internet connection environment is required.)
• For other details, see
(PMB Guide).
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• MP3 files stored on the hard disk of your computer
• Music CD tracks
• Preset-music saved on the camera
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2 Double-click
(SONYPICTUTIL).
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1 Turn on your Macintosh computer, and insert the CD-ROM (supplied) into
the CD-ROM drive.
3 Double-click the [MusicTransfer.pkg] file in the [Mac] folder.
The installation of the software starts.
zIntroduction to “Music Transfer”
“Music Transfer” allows you to replace the Music files provided in the camera at the factory
with your favorite tracks, and to delete and add Music files.
You can also restore the tracks stored at the factory to your camera.
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• “PMB” is not compatible with Macintosh computers.
• For details on using “Music Transfer”, see help in “Music Transfer”.
• Before starting up “Music Transfer”, perform MENU t
(Settings) t [Main Settings] t
[Download Music], and connect the camera to the computer.
• Shut down all other application software before you install “Music Transfer”.
• For installation, you need to log on as Administrator.
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The following track types can be imported using “Music Transfer”.
For other details, see the help in “Music Transfer”.
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• MP3 files stored on the hard disk of your computer
• Music CD tracks
• Preset-music saved on the camera
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• Use a Type1a-compliant USB/AV/DC IN Cable (sold separately).
2 Turn on the computer, then press
(Playback) button.
3 Connect the camera to your computer.
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1 Insert a sufficiently charged battery pack into the camera, or connect the
camera to a wall outlet (wall socket) using the AC-LS5K/AC-LS5 AC
Adaptor (sold separately) and the USB/AV/DC IN Cable for multi-use
terminal (sold separately).
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computer
• When a USB connection is established for the first time, your computer automatically runs a program
to recognize the camera. Wait for a while.
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1 To a USB jack of the computer
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Cable for multi-use terminal
2 To the multi
connector
Importing images to a computer (Windows)
“PMB” allows you to easily import images.
For details on “PMB” functions, see the “PMB Guide”.
Importing images to a computer without using “PMB”
When the AutoPlay Wizard appears after making a USB connection between the camera and a
computer, click [Open folder to view files] t [OK] t [DCIM] t copy the desired images to
the computer.
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1 Connect the camera to your Macintosh computer first. Double-click the
newly recognized icon on the desktop t [DCIM] t the folder where the
images you want to import are stored.
2 Drag and drop the image files to the hard disk icon.
The image files are copied to the hard disk.
3 Double-click the hard disk icon t the desired image file in the folder
containing the copied files.
The image is displayed.
Perform the procedures from step 1 to 3 below before:
•
•
•
•
Disconnecting the cable for multi-use terminal.
Removing a “Memory Stick Duo” media.
Inserting a “Memory Stick Duo” media into the camera after copying images from the internal memory.
Turning off the camera.
1 Double-click the disconnect icon on the
tasktray.
Windows Vista
(USB Mass Storage Device) t [Stop].
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3 Confirm the device on the confirmation
window, then click [OK].
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• For details on the storage location of the images and file names, see page 126.
Disconnect icon
• Drag and drop the icon of the “Memory Stick Duo” media or the drive icon to the “Trash” icon
beforehand when you use a Macintosh computer, and the camera is disconnected from the computer.
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Viewing on Windows
1 Double-click
(Step-up Guide) on the desktop.
To access “Step-up Guide” from the Start menu, click [Start] t [All Programs] t [Sony
Picture Utility] t [Step-up Guide].
1 Copy the [stepupguide] folder in the [stepupguide] folder to your
computer.
3 After copying is complete, double-click “stepupguide.hqx” in the
[stepupguide] folder to uncompress it, then double-click the generated file
“stepupguide”.
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2 Select [stepupguide], [language] and then [GB] folder stored in the CDROM (supplied), and copy all the files in the [GB] folder to the [img] folder
in the [stepupguide] folder that you copied to your computer in step 1.
(Overwrite the files in the [img] folder with the files from the [GB] folder.)
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Note
• If an uncompress tool for HQX file is not installed, install the Stuffit Expander.
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You can print still images using the following methods.
• Printing directly using a PictBridge-compliant printer
• Printing directly using a “Memory Stick” media-compliant printer
For details, see the operating instructions supplied with the printer.
• Printing using a computer
You can import images to a computer using the supplied “PMB” software and print the
images.
You can insert the date on the image and print it. For details, see the “PMB Guide”.
• Printing at a shop (page 112)
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• When you print images shot in [16:9] mode, both edges may be cut off.
• You cannot print panoramic images depending on the printer.
Even if you do not have a computer, you can print images shot using the camera by connecting
the camera directly to a PictBridge-compliant printer.
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Printing images directly using a PictBridgecompliant printer
“PictBridge” is based on the CIPA standard. (CIPA: Camera & Imaging
Products Association)
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1 Insert a sufficiently charged battery pack into the camera.
2 Connect the camera to the printer.
1 To a USB jack of
the printer
2 To the multi connector
Cable for multi-use terminal
3 Turn on the camera and the printer.
After the connection is made, the
indicator appears on the screen.
If the indicator flashes on the screen of the camera (error notification), check the connected
printer.
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4 MENU t
(Print) t desired mode t z on the control button
Prints the currently displayed image in single-image mode.
Multiple Images
You can select and print multiple images.
After step 4, perform the following.
1Select an image then press z.
Repeat the above steps until there are no more images to be
printed.
5 Desired item t [Start] t z
Quantity
Selects the number of copies of the specified image to be printed.
• The designated number of images may not all fit onto a single sheet
depending on the quantity of images.
Selects the number of images you want to print side by side on a
sheet.
Size
Selects the size of the printing sheet.
Date
Selects [Date] or [Day&Time] to insert the date and time on
images.
• When you choose [Date], the date will be inserted in the order you have
selected using [Date & Time Setting] on the camera. This function may
not be available depending on the printer.
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2MENU t [OK] t z
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• Movies cannot be printed.
• If the camera could not be connected to the printer, be sure to set [USB Connect] under (Main
Settings) to [PictBridge].
• Do not disconnect the cable for multi-use terminal while the
(PictBridge Connecting) indicator
appears on the screen.
Printing at a shop
You can take a “Memory Stick Duo” media containing images shot with the camera to a photo
printing service shop. As long as the shop supports photo printing services conforming to DPOF,
you can make a
(Print order) mark on images in advance in the playback mode so that you
do not have to reselect them when you print them out at the shop.
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• You cannot print images stored in the internal memory at a print shop directly from the camera. Copy the
images to a “Memory Stick Duo” media (page 97), then take the “Memory Stick Duo” media to the print
shop.
• Consult your photo printing service shop as to what types of “Memory Stick Duo” media they handle.
• If “Memory Stick Duo” media are not handled by your photo service shop, copy the images you want to
print to another medium such as a CD-R and take it to the shop.
• A “Memory Stick Duo” media Adaptor (sold separately) may be necessary. Consult your photo printing
service shop.
• Before you take image data to a shop, always copy (back up) your data to a disk.
• You cannot set the number of prints.
• If you want to superimpose dates on images, consult your photo printing service shop.
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If you experience trouble with the camera, try the following solutions.
1 Check the items on pages 113 to 120.
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If a code such as “C/E:ss:ss” appears on the screen, see
page 121.
4 Consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service
facility.
On repairing cameras with internal memory or Music files function included, data in the camera
may be checked on minimum necessity to verify and improve the malfunction symptoms. Sony
will not copy or save any of those data.
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Additional information on this product and answers to frequently asked questions can
be found at our Customer Support Website.
http://www.sony.net/
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3 Initialize the settings (page 87).
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2 Remove the battery pack, wait for about one minute, re-insert
the battery pack, then turn on the power.
Battery pack and power
Cannot insert the battery pack.
• Insert the battery pack correctly by pushing the battery eject lever.
Cannot turn on the camera.
• After inserting the battery pack into the camera, it may take a few moments for the camera to power
up.
• Insert the battery pack correctly.
• The battery pack is discharged. Insert a charged battery pack.
• Use a recommended battery pack.
The power turns off suddenly.
• Depending on the camera and battery temperature, the power may turn off automatically to protect
the camera. In this case, a message is displayed on the LCD screen before the power turns off.
• If you do not operate the camera for about two minutes while the power is on, the camera turns off
automatically to prevent wearing down the battery pack. Turn on the camera again.
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The remaining charge indicator is incorrect.
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• This phenomenon occurs when you use the camera in an extremely hot or cold location.
• A discrepancy arose between the remaining charge indicator and the actual remaining battery charge.
Fully discharge the battery pack once, then charge it to correct the indication.
• The battery pack is dead (page 129). Replace it with a new one.
Cannot charge the battery pack.
The CHARGE lamp flashes while charging the battery.
Shooting still images/movies
Cannot record images.
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• Check the free capacity of the internal memory or “Memory Stick Duo” media. If it is full, do one of
the following:
– Delete unnecessary images (page 40).
– Change the “Memory Stick Duo” media.
• You cannot record images while charging the flash.
• Movies with the size set to [1280×720] can only be recorded on a “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media.
When using recording media other than “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media, set the movie image size
to [VGA].
• Set [Demo Mode] to [Off] (page 86).
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• Remove and reinsert the battery pack, making sure it is installed correctly.
• The temperature may be inappropriate for charging. Try charging the battery pack again within the
proper charging temperature range (10°C to 30°C (50°F to 86°F)).
• Refer to page 130 for details.
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• You cannot charge the battery pack using the AC-LS5K/AC-LS5 AC Adaptor (sold separately). Use
the battery charger to charge the battery.
Smile Shutter function does not work.
• No image is shot if a smiling face is not detected.
• Set [Demo Mode] to [Off] (page 86).
Anti-blur function does not work.
• The anti-blur function does not work when
appears on the display.
• The anti-blur function may not work properly when shooting night scenes.
• Shoot after pressing the shutter button halfway down.
Recording takes a long time.
• When the shutter speed becomes slower than a certain speed in low light conditions, the NR (Noise
Reduction) slow shutter function is activated automatically to reduce the image noise. Under such
conditions, recording takes a long time.
• The Anti Blink function is working. Reset [Anti Blink] to [Off] (page 64).
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The image is out of focus.
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• The subject is too close. When shooting, make sure to position the lens farther away from the subject
than the shortest shooting distance (approximately 5 cm (2 inches) (W)/50 cm (19 3/4 inches) (T)
from the lens).
• (Twilight),
(Landscape) or (Fireworks) mode is selected in the Scene Selection when
shooting still images.
Zoom does not work.
• You can select Face Detection only when the focus mode is set to [Multi AF] and the metering mode
is set to [Multi].
The flash does not work.
Fuzzy white circular spots appear in images shot using the flash.
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• You cannot use the flash when:
– Burst or Exposure Bracket mode is selected (page 35).
–
(High Sensitivity), (Twilight) or (Fireworks) mode is selected in Scene Selection.
– Shooting in Sweep Panorama, Movie Mode, Anti Motion Blur or Hand-held Twilight mode.
• Set the flash to (On) (page 32) when the Scene Selection mode is set to
(Landscape),
(Gourmet),
(Pet),
(Beach), (Snow) or
(Underwater) mode.
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• You cannot use the optical zoom when shooting in Sweep Panorama.
• You cannot use the Smart zoom depending on the image size (page 80).
• You cannot use the digital zoom when:
– Shooting movies.
– The Smile Shutter is working.
• Particles (dust, pollen, etc.) in the air reflected the flash light and appeared in the image. This is not a
malfunction.
The close-up shoot function (Macro) does not work.
• The camera automatically adjusts the focus. Press and hold the shutter button halfway down. Focus
adjustment may take some time when shooting a close subject.
•
(Landscape), (Twilight) or (Fireworks) mode is selected in the Scene Selection.
The date and time are not displayed on the LCD screen.
• While shooting, the date and time are not displayed. They are displayed only during playback.
Cannot insert dates on images.
• This camera does not have a feature for superimposing dates on images. By using “PMB”, you can
print or save images with the date (page 105).
The F value and shutter speed flash when you press and hold the shutter button
halfway down.
• The exposure is incorrect. Correct the exposure (page 49).
The image colors are not correct.
• Adjust the White Balance (page 51).
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Noise appears in the image when you view the screen in a dark place.
The eyes of the subject come out red.
Dots appear and remain on the screen.
• This is not a malfunction. These dots are not recorded.
• The internal memory or “Memory Stick Duo” media is full. Delete unnecessary images (page 40).
• The battery level is low. Insert charged battery pack.
The same image is shot several times.
• Set [Burst/Bracket] to [Normal] (page 35).
• [Scene Recognition] is set to [Advanced] (page 58).
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• Set [Red Eye Reduction] to [Auto] or [On] (page 65).
• Shoot the subject at a distance closer than the flash range using the flash.
• Light the room and shoot the subject.
• Retouch the image using [Retouch] t [Red Eye Correction] in viewing menu (page 72), or correct
using “PMB”.
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• The camera is attempting to increase the visibility of the screen by temporarily brightening the image
under conditions of low illumination. There is no effect on the recorded image.
Cannot play back images.
• The folder/file name has been changed on your computer.
• No guarantees are made for playing back, on this camera, files containing images which were
processed on a computer or images which were shot using other cameras.
• The camera is in USB mode. Delete the USB connection (page 109).
• You may not be able to play back some images stored on the “Memory Stick Duo” media shot using
other cameras. Play such images in Folder View (page 70).
• This is caused by copying images on your computer to the “Memory Stick Duo” media without using
the “PMB”. Play such images in Folder View (page 70).
The date and time are not displayed.
• The screen display is set to display images only. Press the DISP (Screen Display Settings) button to
display information (page 17).
The image appears rough right after playback starts.
• This may happen due to image processing. This is not a malfunction.
Left and right sides of the screen are shown in black.
• [Auto Orientation] is set to [On] (page 81).
Cannot display images in index mode.
• The mode dial is set to
(Easy Shooting). Set the mode dial to other modes to play back images.
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Cannot hear music during slideshow.
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• Transfer music files to the camera with “Music Transfer” (pages 105, 107).
• Confirm that the volume setting and slideshow setting are correct (page 67).
• Slideshow is played back with [Continuous Playback]. Select [Slideshow with music] and play back.
The image does not appear on the TV.
Cannot delete an image.
• Cancel the protection (page 74).
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• Check [Video Out] to see if the video output signal of the camera is set to the color system of your TV
(page 89).
• Check whether the connection is correct (page 101).
• If the USB connector of the cable for multi-use terminal is connected to another device, disconnect it
(page 109).
• When shooting movies with the camera and a TV connected, the image being shot is not displayed on
the TV.
“Memory Stick PRO Duo” media is not recognized by a computer with a “Memory
Stick” media slot.
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• Check that the computer and the “Memory Stick” media Reader/Writer support “Memory Stick PRO
Duo” media. Users of computers and “Memory Stick” media Readers/Writers made by manufacturers
other than Sony should contact those manufacturers.
• If “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media is not supported, connect the camera to the computer (pages 108,
109). The computer recognizes the “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media.
Your computer does not recognize the camera.
• When the battery level is low, insert the charged battery pack or use the AC adaptor (sold separately).
• Set [USB Connect] to [Auto] or [Mass Storage] (page 90).
• Use the cable for multi-use terminal (supplied).
• Disconnect the cable for multi-use terminal from both the computer and the camera, and connect it
again firmly.
• Disconnect all equipment other than the camera, the keyboard and the mouse from the USB
connectors of your computer.
• Connect the camera directly to your computer without passing through a USB hub or other device.
Cannot import images.
• Connect the camera and your computer correctly making a USB connection (page 108).
• When you shoot images with a “Memory Stick Duo” media formatted by a computer, you may not be
able to import the images to a computer. Shoot using a “Memory Stick Duo” media formatted by the
camera (page 93).
After making a USB connection, “PMB” does not start automatically.
• Make the USB connection after the computer is turned on.
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Cannot play back images on your computer.
The image and sound are interrupted by noise when you view a movie on a
computer.
Images once exported to a computer cannot be viewed on the camera.
“Memory Stick Duo” media
Cannot insert a “Memory Stick Duo” media.
• Insert the “Memory Stick Duo” media in the correct direction.
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• Export them to a folder recognized by the camera, such as “101MSDCF” (page 126).
• When using software other than “PMB”, the information may not be updated correctly, so images
may turn blue or otherwise not be displayed correctly. This is not a malfunction.
• When blue images appear, view them in the Folder View mode or delete them with the camera.
• Event View is not available on this camera.
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• You are playing back the movie directly from the internal memory or the “Memory Stick Duo”
media. Import the movie to the hard disk of your computer, then play back the movie from the hard
disk (page 105).
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• If you are using “PMB”, refer to “PMB Guide” (page 105).
• Consult the computer or software manufacturer.
You have formatted a “Memory Stick Duo” media by mistake.
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• All the data on the “Memory Stick Duo” media is deleted by formatting. You cannot restore it.
Cannot playback or record images using the internal memory.
• There is a “Memory Stick Duo” media inserted in the camera. Remove it.
Cannot copy the data stored in the internal memory to a “Memory Stick Duo”
media.
• The “Memory Stick Duo” media is full. Copy to a “Memory Stick Duo” media with sufficient
capacity.
Cannot copy the data on the “Memory Stick Duo” media or the computer to the
internal memory.
• This feature is not available.
Printing
See “PictBridge-compliant printer” together with the following items.
Cannot print an image.
• Refer to the operation manual of the printer.
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Images are printed with both edges cut off.
• Using “PMB”, you can print images with date (page 105).
• The camera does not have a feature for superimposing dates on images. However, because the images
shot with the camera include information on the recording date, you can print images with the date
superimposed if the printer or the software can recognize Exif information. For compatibility with
Exif information, consult the manufacturer of the printer or the software.
• If you use a photo printing service, ask them to superimpose the dates on images.
A connection cannot be established.
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• The camera cannot be connected directly to a printer that is not compliant with the PictBridge
standard. Consult the printer manufacturer as to whether the printer is compliant with PictBridge or
not.
• Check that the printer is turned on and can be connected to the camera.
• Set [USB Connect] to [PictBridge] (page 90).
• Disconnect and connect the cable for multi-use terminal again. If an error message is indicated on the
printer, refer to the operating instructions supplied with the printer.
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• Depending on your printer, all the edges of the image may be cut off. Especially when you print an
image shot with the image size set to [16:9], the lateral end of the image may be cut off.
• When printing images using your printer, cancel the trimming or borderless settings. Consult the
printer manufacturer as to whether the printer provides these functions or not.
• When having images printed at a digital print shop, ask the shop whether they can print the images
without cutting off both edges.
Cannot print images.
• Check that the camera and the printer are properly connected using the cable for multi-use terminal.
• Turn on the printer. For details, refer to the operating instructions supplied with the printer.
• If you select [Exit] during printing, images may not be printed. Disconnect and connect the cable for
multi-use terminal again. If you still cannot print your images, disconnect the cable for multi-use
terminal, turn the printer off and then on, then connect the cable for multi-use terminal again.
• Movies cannot be printed.
• Images shot using other cameras, or images modified with a computer may not be printed.
• Panoramic images may not be printed depending on the printer or may print in cut off panoramic
image.
Printing is canceled.
• Confirm that you have disconnected the cable for multi-use terminal before the
Connecting) mark disappears.
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Cannot insert the date or print images in the index mode.
• The printer does not provide these functions. Consult the printer manufacturer as to whether the
printer provides these functions or not.
• The date may not be inserted in the index mode depending on the printer. Consult the printer
manufacturer.
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“---- -- --” is printed on the date-inserted part of the image.
Cannot print the image at the size selected.
Cannot operate the camera after cancelling printing.
• Wait for a while as the printer is carrying out the cancellation. It may take some time depending on
the printer.
The lens gets fogged.
• Moisture condensation has occurred. Turn off the camera and leave it for about an hour before using
it.
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• When you use paper of a different size after connecting the printer to the camera, disconnect and then
reconnect the cable for multi-use terminal.
• The print setting of the camera differs from that of the printer. Change the setting of either the camera
(page 111) or the printer.
• Consult the printer manufacturer as to whether the printer can provide the desired size.
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• The image does not have the recording data so the date cannot be inserted. Set [Date] to [Off] and
print the image again (page 111).
The camera turns off with the lens portion extended.
The camera becomes warm when you use it for a long time.
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• The battery pack is discharged. Replace it with a charged battery pack, then turn the camera on again.
• Do not attempt to force the lens that has stopped moving.
• This is not a malfunction.
The Clock Set screen appears when you turn on the camera.
• Set the date and time again (page 100).
• The internal rechargeable backup battery has discharged. Insert a charged battery, and set aside for
24 hours or more with the power left off.
The date or time is incorrect.
• The Area Setting is set to a different location than your current location. Change the setting by
MENU t [Settings] t [Clock Settings] t [Area Setting].
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messages
Self-diagnosis display
• There is trouble with the camera’s hardware. Turn the power off and on again.
C:13:ss
• The camera cannot read or write data on the “Memory Stick Duo” media. Try turning off and on the
camera again, or taking out and inserting the “Memory Stick Duo” media several times.
• The internal memory has experienced a format error, or an unformatted “Memory Stick Duo” media
is inserted. Format the internal memory or the “Memory Stick Duo” media (page 93).
• The inserted “Memory Stick Duo” media cannot be used with the camera, or the data is damaged.
Insert a new “Memory Stick Duo” media.
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If a code starting with a letter of the alphabet appears, the self-diagnosis function on the camera
is working. The last two digits (indicated by ss) will differ depending on the state of the
camera.
If you cannot solve the problem even after trying the following corrective actions a few times,
the camera may need repair.
Contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility.
E:62:ss
E:91:ss
• A camera malfunction has occurred. Initialize the camera (page 87), then turn the power on again.
Messages
If the following messages appear, follow the instructions.
• The battery level is low. Charge the battery pack immediately. Depending on the conditions of use or
the type of battery pack, the indicator may flash even though there are still 5 to 10 minutes of
remaining battery time left.
For use with compatible battery only
• The battery inserted is not an NP-BG1 (supplied)/NP-FG1 (sold separately) battery pack.
System error
• Turn the power off and then on again.
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• The camera temperature has risen. The power may turn off automatically, or you may be unable to
record movies. Leave the camera in a cool location until the temperature goes down.
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Allow it to cool
Internal memory error
• Turn the power off and then on again.
• The inserted “Memory Stick Duo” media cannot be used in the camera (page 127).
• The terminal section of the “Memory Stick Duo” media is dirty.
• The “Memory Stick Duo” media is damaged.
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“Memory Stick” type error
This “Memory Stick” may not record or play
• The inserted “Memory Stick Duo” media cannot be used in the camera (page 127).
Error formatting internal memory
Error formatting “Memory Stick”
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• The inserted “Memory Stick Duo” media cannot be used in the camera (page 127).
• Format the media again (page 93).
• You are using the “Memory Stick Duo” media with the write-protect switch, and the switch is set to
the LOCK position. Set the switch to the recording position.
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“Memory Stick” locked
Read only “Memory Stick”
• The camera cannot record or delete images on this “Memory Stick Duo” media.
No images
• No images that can be played back have been recorded in the internal memory.
• No images that can be played back have been recorded in this folder of the “Memory Stick Duo”
media.
• When images recorded with other cameras cannot be played back on this camera, view the images in
Folder View mode (page 70).
No still images
• The selected folder or date does not contain a file that can be played back in a slideshow.
File found which was not recognized
• You tried to delete a folder containing a file that cannot be played on this camera. Delete the file with
a computer and then delete the folder.
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Folder error
Cannot create more folders
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• A folder with the same first three digit number already exists on the “Memory Stick Duo” media (for
example: 123MSDCF and 123ABCDE). Select another folder, or create a new folder (pages 94, 95).
• The folder with a name beginning with “999” exists on the “Memory Stick Duo” media. You cannot
create any folders if this is the case.
• You tried to delete a folder containing one or more files. Delete all of the files and then delete the
folder.
Folder protected
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Empty folder contents
• You tried to delete a folder that was made read-only by PC or an other device.
• An error occurred while the image was playing back.
No guarantees are made for playing back, on this camera, files containing images which were
processed on a computer or images which were shot using other cameras.
Read only folder
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File error
• You have selected a folder that cannot be set as a recording folder on the camera. Select another
folder (page 95).
• Release the protection (page 74).
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Image size over limit
• You are playing back an image with size that cannot be played back on the camera.
Unable to detect face for retouch
• You may not be able to retouch the image depending on the image.
(Vibration warning indicator)
• Camera shake may occur due to insufficient light. Use the flash, turn on the anti-blur function, or
mount the camera on a tripod to secure the camera.
1280×720 (Fine) is not available
1280×720 (Standard) is not available
• Only “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media is compatible of recording movies with an image size of
[1280×720]. Use “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media or set the movie image size to [VGA].
Turn the power off and on again
• The lens malfunction.
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Maximum number of images already selected
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• Up to 100 files can be selected when using [Multiple Images].
• You can add
(Print order) marks to up to 999 files. Cancel the selection.
• The data transmission to the printer may not be completed yet. Do not disconnect the cable for multiuse terminal.
• The printer is canceling the current print job. You cannot print until it is finished. This may take time,
depending on the printer.
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Error Playing Music
Error Formatting Music
• Execute [Format Music].
Operation cannot be executed in unsupported files
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• Delete the Music file, or replace it with an uncorrupted Music file.
• Execute [Format Music], then download a new Music files.
• Processing and other editing functions of the camera cannot be performed on image files that have
been processed using a computer or images that were recorded with other cameras.
• The camera restores the date information etc. in cases where images have been deleted on a PC, etc.
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• The number of images exceeds that for which date management in a database file by the camera is
possible. Delete images from Date View.
No internal memory space remaining
Delete images?
• The internal memory is full. To record to the internal memory, select [Yes] and delete unwanted
images.
Image Database File error
Cannot recover
• Import all of the images to the computer with “PMB”, and format the “Memory Stick Duo” media or
the internal memory (page 93).
When you cannot import all of the images to the computer with “PMB”, import all of the images to
the computer without using “PMB” (page 108).
To view the images again with the camera, export the imported images to the camera with “PMB”.
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Recording function unavailable due to high internal temperature
Recording has stopped due to increased camera temperature
• Recording has stopped due to a rise in temperature while recording a movie. Please wait until the
temperature goes down.
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• When you record movies for a long time, the camera temperature rises. In this case, stop recording
movies.
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• The camera temperature has risen. You cannot record images until the temperature has dropped.
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The image files recorded with the camera are grouped
as folders on the “Memory Stick Duo” media or the
internal memory.
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Image file storage destinations
and file names
Example: viewing folders on
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AFolder containing image data recorded using a
camera not equipped with the folder creating
function.
BFolder containing still image data recorded using the
camera.
CFolder containing movie data recorded using the
camera.
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• You cannot record any images to the “100MSDCF” or “100MNV01” folders. The images in these
folders are available only for viewing.
• You cannot record/play back any images of the “MISC” folder.
• Image files are named as follows:
– Still image files: DSC0ssss.JPG
– Movie files
1280×720: M4H0ssss.MP4
VGA: M4V0ssss.MP4
– Index image files that are recorded when you record movies
1280×720: M4H0ssss.THM
VGA: M4V0ssss.THM
ssss stands for any number within the range from 0001 to 9999. The numerical portions of the name of
a movie file recorded in Movie Mode and its corresponding index image file are the same.
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A “Memory Stick Duo” media is a compact, portable IC recording medium. The types of
“Memory Stick Duo” media that can be used with the camera are listed in the table below.
However, proper operation cannot be guaranteed for all “Memory Stick Duo” media functions.
“Memory Stick” media type
Memory Stick Duo (without MagicGate)
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Recording/Playback
a*1
a*2
a*1*2
Memory Stick PRO Duo
Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo
a*2*3
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• This product is compatible with “Memory Stick Micro” media (“M2”). “M2” is an abbreviation for
“Memory Stick Micro” media.
• A “Memory Stick Duo” media formatted with a computer is not guaranteed to operate with the camera.
• Data read/write speeds differ depending on the combination of the “Memory Stick Duo” media and the
equipment used.
• Do not remove the “Memory Stick Duo” media while reading or writing data.
• Data may be corrupted in the following cases:
– When the “Memory Stick Duo” media is removed or the camera is turned off during a read or write
operation
– When the “Memory Stick Duo” media is used in locations subject to static electricity or electrical noise
• We recommend backing up important data.
• Do not press down hard when you write down on the memo area.
• Do not attach a label on the “Memory Stick Duo” media itself nor on a “Memory Stick Duo” media
Adaptor.
• When you carry or store the “Memory Stick Duo” media, put it in the case supplied with it.
• Do not touch the terminal section of the “Memory Stick Duo” media with your hand or a metal object.
• Do not strike, bend or drop the “Memory Stick Duo” media.
• Do not disassemble or modify the “Memory Stick Duo” media.
• Do not expose the “Memory Stick Duo” media to water.
• Do not leave the “Memory Stick Duo” media within the reach of small children. They might accidentally
swallow it.
• Do not insert anything other than a “Memory Stick Duo” media into the “Memory Stick Duo” media slot.
Doing so will cause a malfunction.
• Do not use or store the “Memory Stick Duo” media under the following conditions:
– High temperature locations such as the hot interior of a car parked in direct sunlight
– Locations exposed to direct sunlight
– Humid locations or locations with corrosive substances present
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*1 High-speed data transfer using a parallel interface is not supported.
*2 “Memory Stick Duo” media, “MagicGate Memory Stick Duo” media and “Memory Stick PRO Duo”
media are equipped with MagicGate functions. MagicGate is copyright protection technology that uses
encryption technology. Data recording/playback that requires MagicGate functions cannot be performed
with the camera.
*3 [1280×720] size movies can be recorded.
*4 This camera does not support 8-bit parallel data transfer. It performs the same 4-bit parallel data transfer
as the “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media.
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MagicGate Memory Stick Duo
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“Memory Stick PRO Duo” media with a capacity up to 16 GB have been confirmed to operate properly
with the camera.
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• To use a “Memory Stick Micro” media with the camera, be sure to insert the “Memory Stick Micro”
media into an “M2” Adaptor as large as of Duo size. If you insert a “Memory Stick Micro” media into the
camera without an “M2” Adaptor as large as of Duo size, you might not be able to remove it from the
camera.
• Do not leave the “Memory Stick Micro” media within the reach of small children. They might
accidentally swallow it.
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Notes on using “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media (sold
separately)
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• To use a “Memory Stick Duo” media with a “Memory Stick” media compliant device, be sure to insert
the “Memory Stick Duo” media into a “Memory Stick Duo” media Adaptor. If you insert a “Memory
Stick Duo” media into a “Memory Stick” media compliant device without a “Memory Stick Duo” media
Adaptor, you might not be able to remove it from the device.
• When inserting a “Memory Stick Duo” media into a “Memory Stick Duo” media Adaptor, make sure the
“Memory Stick Duo” media is inserted facing in the correct direction, then insert it all the way in.
Incorrect insertion may result in a malfunction.
• When using a “Memory Stick Duo” media inserted into a “Memory Stick Duo” media Adaptor with a
“Memory Stick” media compliant device, make sure that the “Memory Stick Duo” media Adaptor is
inserted facing the correct direction. Note that improper use may damage the equipment.
• Do not insert a “Memory Stick Duo” media Adaptor into a “Memory Stick” media compliant device
without a “Memory Stick Duo” media attached. Doing so may result in malfunction of the unit.
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On charging the battery pack
We recommend charging the battery pack in an ambient temperature of between 10°C to 30°C (50°F to
86°F). The battery pack may not be effectively charged in temperatures outside this range.
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Battery pack
Effective use of the battery pack
• Fully discharge the battery pack before storing and store it in a cool, dry place. To maintain the battery
pack’s function, fully charge the battery pack and then fully discharge it on the camera at least once a
year while storing.
• To use the battery pack up, leave the camera in slideshow playback mode until the power goes off.
• To prevent staining the terminal, short-circuiting, etc., be sure to use a supplied battery case when
carrying and storing.
• The battery life is limited. Battery capacity decreases over time and through repeated use. If decreased
usage time between charges becomes significant, it is probably time to replace it with a new one.
• The battery life varies according to how it is stored and the operating conditions and environment in
which each battery pack is used.
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• Battery performance decreases in low temperature surroundings. So in cold places, the operational time
of the battery pack is shorter. We recommend the following to ensure longer battery pack use:
– Put the battery pack in a pocket close to your body to warm it up, and insert it in the camera
immediately before you start shooting.
• The battery pack will run out quickly if you use the flash or zoom frequently.
• We recommend having spare battery packs handy for two or three times the expected shooting time, and
making trial shots before taking the actual shots.
• Do not expose the battery pack to water. The battery pack is not water-resistant.
• Do not leave the battery pack in extremely hot places, such as in a car or under direct sunlight.
Compatible battery pack
• The NP-BG1 (supplied) can be used only in G type compatible Cyber-shot models.
• If you use the NP-FG1 battery pack (sold separately), the minutes also appear after the battery remaining
indicator (
60 Min).
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• Only NP-BG type or NP-FG type battery packs (and no others) can be charged in the battery charger
(supplied). Batteries other than the specified kind may leak, overheat, or explode if you attempt to charge
them, posing a risk of injury from electrocution and burns.
• Remove the charged battery pack from the battery charger. If you leave the charged battery pack in the
charger, battery life may be shortened.
• The CHARGE lamp of the supplied battery charger flashes in either way:
– Fast flashing: Turns the light on and off repeatedly at the interval of 0.15 seconds.
– Slow flashing: Turns the light on and off repeatedly at the interval of 1.5 seconds.
• When the CHARGE lamp flashes fast, remove the battery pack being charged, and then insert the same
battery pack into the battery charger securely again. When the CHARGE lamp flashes fast again, this
may indicate a battery error or that a battery pack other than the specified type has been inserted. Check
that the battery pack is the specified type. If the battery pack is the specified type, remove the battery
pack, replace it with a new one or another one and check if the battery charger operates correctly. If the
battery charger operates correctly, a battery error may have occurred.
• When the CHARGE lamp flashes slowly, it indicates that the battery charger stops charging temporarily
on standby. The battery charger stops charging and enters the standby status automatically when the
temperature is outside of the recommended operating temperature. When the temperature gets back
within the appropriate range, the battery charger resumes charging and the CHARGE lamp lights up
again. We recommend charging the battery pack in an ambient temperature of between 10°C to 30°C
(50°F to 86°F).
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Intelligent Pantilter (sold separately) allows you to shoot images automatically by having the
camera detect the faces of subjects.
For details, see the operating instructions supplied with Intelligent Pantilter.
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D
AF Illuminator ...................................................................78
Date.......................................................................................112
AF range finder frame ....................................................54
Date & Time Setting .....................................................100
Anti Blink ............................................................................64
Delete ...............................................................................40, 73
Anti Motion Blur ..............................................................26
Delete REC.Folder ...........................................................96
Area Setting ........................................................................99
Demo Mode ........................................................................86
Auto Orientation ...............................................................81
Digital Zoom ......................................................................80
DISP .......................................................................................17
B
Display Burst Group .......................................................71
Download Music ...............................................................91
Battery pack ......................................................................129
DPOF .....................................................................................75
Beach .....................................................................................28
DRO .......................................................................................63
Beep ........................................................................................83
Blink Alert ...........................................................................82
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Bracket ..................................................................................35
Easy Shooting ....................................................................21
Bracket Settings ................................................................57
Easy Viewing .....................................................................22
Burst .................................................................................35, 47
EV ...........................................................................................49
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Battery charger ................................................................130
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Exposure ...............................................................................49
C
F
CD-ROM ............................................................................104
Face Detection ...................................................................61
Center AF .............................................................................54
File Number ........................................................................98
Center-weighted metering ............................................56
Fireworks .............................................................................28
Change REC.Folder.........................................................95
Flash .................................................................................32, 48
Changing the display.......................................................17
Focus ......................................................................................54
Clock Settings ..................................................................100
Folder
COMPONENT ..................................................................88
Changing .......................................................................95
Computer ............................................................................104
Creating .........................................................................94
Importing images.............................................108, 109
Deleting .........................................................................96
Connecting
Selecting ........................................................................77
Computer ....................................................................108
Format ...................................................................................93
Printer ...........................................................................111
Format Music .....................................................................92
TV ..................................................................................101
Function Guide ..................................................................85
Continuous Playback ......................................................67
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Calendar ................................................................................70
Control button ....................................................................13
G
Copy .......................................................................................97
Gourmet ................................................................................28
Create REC.Folder ...........................................................94
Grid Line ..............................................................................79
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Hand-held Twilight..........................................................27
PAL.........................................................................................89
HD(1080i) ............................................................................88
PC ..........................................................................................104
High Sensitivity .................................................................28
Pet ............................................................................................28
Histogram.............................................................................18
PictBridge ....................................................................90, 111
I
Pixel ........................................................................................46
Playback ...............................................................................37
PMB .....................................................................................105
Image Size ...........................................................................44
Precision digital zoom ....................................................80
Initialize ................................................................................87
Print ................................................................................75, 111
Install ...................................................................................105
Print order mark ........................................................75, 112
Intelligent Auto Adjustment ........................................20
Program Auto .....................................................................23
Intelligent Pantilter ........................................................131
Protect ....................................................................................74
Internal memory ................................................................19
PTP .........................................................................................90
ISO ..........................................................................................50
R
L
Red Eye Correction .........................................................72
Landscape ............................................................................28
Red Eye Reduction ..........................................................65
Language Setting ..............................................................84
Retouch .................................................................................72
Rotate .....................................................................................76
S
Mass Storage ......................................................................90
Scene Recognition............................................................58
“Memory Stick Duo” media ......................................127
Scene Selection..................................................................28
MENU ...................................................................................10
Screen ....................................................................................17
Menu screen ........................................................................10
SD ............................................................................................88
Metering Mode ..................................................................56
Select Folder .......................................................................77
Mode dial .............................................................................16
Selected-face Memory....................................................62
Movie Mode..................................................................30, 41
Self-diagnosis display ...................................................121
Movie shooting mode .....................................................42
Self-Timer ............................................................................34
MTP ........................................................................................90
Settings ..................................................................................12
Multi AF ...............................................................................54
Shooting
Movie..............................................................................30
Multi-pattern metering ...................................................56
Still image.....................................................................20
Music Transfer .........................................................105, 107
Shooting Direction ...........................................................43
N
NTSC .....................................................................................89
O
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Macintosh computer ......................................................104
Multi connector ...............................................101, 108, 111
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Playback zoom ...................................................................38
Image Index ........................................................................39
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Slideshow .............................................................................67
Slideshow with music .....................................................68
Slow Synchro .....................................................................32
Smart zoom .........................................................................80
Smile Detection Sensitivity ..........................................60
Optical zoom ................................................................31, 80
Smile Shutter ......................................................................33
OS ..........................................................................................104
Snow.......................................................................................28
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Soft Snap ..............................................................................28
Spot AF .................................................................................54
Spot metering .....................................................................56
SteadyShot ...........................................................................66
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Sweep Panorama ...............................................................24
T
Troubleshooting ..............................................................113
TV .........................................................................................101
Twilight.................................................................................28
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Trimming .............................................................................72
Twilight Portrait ................................................................28
Underwater ..........................................................................29
Underwater White Balance ..........................................53
Unsharp masking ..............................................................72
USB Connect ......................................................................90
V
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VGA .......................................................................................44
View Mode ..........................................................................70
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Video Out .............................................................................89
W
Warning indicators and messages ...........................121
White Balance ....................................................................51
Windows computer ........................................................104
Z
Zoom ......................................................................................31
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Notes on the License
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NO LICENSE IS GRANTED OR SHALL BE IMPLIED FOR ANY OTHER USE.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION INCLUDING THAT RELATING TO PROMOTIONAL,
INTERNAL AND COMMERCIAL USES AND LICENSING MAY BE OBTAINED FROM
MPEG LA, LLC.
SEE
HTTP://WWW.MPEGLA.COM
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THIS PRODUCT IS LICENSED UNDER THE MPEG-4 VISUAL PATENT PORTFOLIO
LICENSE FOR THE PERSONAL AND NON-COMMERCIAL USE OF A CONSUMER FOR
(i) ENCODING VIDEO IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE MPEG-4 VISUAL STANDARD
(“MPEG-4 VIDEO”)
AND/OR
(ii)DECODING MPEG-4 VIDEO THAT WAS ENCODED BY A CONSUMER ENGAGED
IN A PERSONAL AND NON-COMMERCIAL ACTIVITY AND/OR WAS OBTAINED
FROM A VIDEO PROVIDER LICENSED BY MPEG LA TO PROVIDE MPEG-4 VIDEO.
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“C Library”, “Expat” and “zlib” software are provided in the camera. We provide this software
based on license agreements with their owners of copyright. Based on requests by the owners of
copyright of these software applications, we have an obligation to inform you of the following.
Please read the following sections.
Read “license1.pdf” in the “License” folder on the CD-ROM. You will find licenses (in English)
of “C Library”, “Expat”, “zlib”, “dtoa”, “pcre” and “libjpeg” software.
On GNU GPL/LGPL applied software
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The software that is eligible for the following GNU General Public License (hereinafter referred
to as “GPL”) or GNU Lesser General Public License (hereinafter referred to as “LGPL”) are
included in the camera.
This informs you that you have a right to have access to, modify, and redistribute source code for
these software programs under the conditions of the supplied GPL/LGPL.
Source code is provided on the web. Use the following URL to download it.
http://www.sony.net/Products/Linux/
We would prefer you do not contact us about the contents of source code.
Read “license2.pdf” in the “License” folder on the CD-ROM. You will find licenses (in English)
of “GPL”, and “LGPL” software.
To view the PDF, Adobe Reader is needed. If it is not installed on your computer, you can
download it from the Adobe Systems web page:
http://www.adobe.com/
Regarding the license for “Music Transfer” included on the
CD-ROM (supplied)
MPEG Layer-3 audio coding technology and patents licensed from Fraunhofer IIS and
Thomson.
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