Sony MVCFD75, Mavica MVC-FD75 User manual

Sony MVCFD75, Mavica MVC-FD75 User manual
3-066-544-11 (1)
Digital Still Camera
Operating Instructions
MVC-FD75
©2001 Sony Corporation
GB
English
Operating instructions
Before operating the unit, please read this manual thoroughly,
and retain it for future reference.
As you read through this manual, buttons and settings on the
camera are shown in capital letters.
e.g., Press FLASH.
WARNING
To prevent fire or shock hazard,
do not expose the unit to rain or moisture.
This symbol is intended to alert the user to the presence of
uninsulated “dangerous voltage” within the product’s
enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a
risk of electric shock to persons.
This symbol is intended to alert the user to the presence of
important operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions
in the literature accompanying the appliance.
Owner’s Record
The model and serial numbers are located on the bottom. Record the serial
number in the space provided below. Refer to these numbers whenever you
call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product.
Model No. MVC-FD75
Serial No.
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CAUTION
Never expose the battery pack to temperatures above 60°C (140°F ), such as in
a car parked in the sun or under direct sunlight.
TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT USE THIS POLARIZED AC
PLUG WITH AN EXTENSION CORD, RECEPTACLE OR OTHER OUTLET
UNLESS THE BLADES CAN BE FULLY INSERTED TO PREVENT BLADE
EXPOSURE.
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not expressly approved
in this manual could void your authority to operate this equipment.
Note:
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off
and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more
of the following measures:
– Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
– Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
– Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected.
– Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
For the Customers in the United States and CANADA
DISPOSAL OF LITHIUM ION BATTERY.
LITHIUM ION BATTERY.
DISPOSE OF PROPERLY.
You can return you unwanted lithium ion batteries to your nearest Sony
Service Center or Factory Service Center.
Note: In some areas the disposal of lithium ion batteries in household or
business trash may be prohibited.
For the Sony Service Center nearest you call
1-800-222-SONY (United States only)
For the Factory Service Center nearest you call
416-499-SONY (Canada only)
Caution: Do not handle damaged or leaking lithium ion batteries.
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NOTICE FOR THE CUSTOMERS IN THE UNITED
KINGDOM
A moulded plug complying with BS 1363 is fitted to this equipment for your
safety and convenience.
Should the fuse in the plug supplied need to be replaced, a 5 AMP fuse
or
mark)
approved by ASTA or BSI to BS 1362, (i.e., marked with
must be used.
If the plug supplied with this equipment has a detachable fuse cover, be
sure to attach the fuse cover after you change the fuse. Never use the plug
without the fuse cover. If you should lose the fuse cover, please contact
your nearest Sony service station.
For the customers in Germany
Directive: EMC Directive 89/336/EEC.
92/31/EEC
This equipment complies with the EMC regulations when used under the
following circumstances:
• Residential area
• Business district
• Light-industry district
(This equipment complies with the EMC standard regulations EN55022 Class
B.)
ATTENTION
The electromagnetic fields at the specific frequencies may influence the picture
of this camera.
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Table of contents
Before using your camera ....................................................................... 7
Parts identification .................................................................................. 8
Basic operations
Preparation ......................................................................................
1: Charging the battery pack ...........................................
2: Installing the battery pack ...........................................
3: Setting the date and time ............................................
Recording and playing back images ............................................
1: Recording images .........................................................
2: Playing back images on the LCD screen ...................
Battery life/No. of images that can be recorded/
played back .......................................................................
Viewing images using your computer .................................
11
11
12
13
16
16
18
20
21
Advanced operations
Changing the mode settings .........................................................
Using various functions for recording ........................................
Enjoying Picture Effect ...........................................................
Using the PROGRAM AE function .......................................
22
31
31
32
Additional information
Changing the lithium battery in the camera ..............................
Precautions ......................................................................................
Troubleshooting ..............................................................................
Self-diagnosis display ....................................................................
Specifications ...................................................................................
Warning messages ...................................................................
Index .................................................................................................
33
34
37
39
40
41
42
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Be sure to read before using your camera
Trial recording
Before you record one-time events, you may want to make a trial
recording to make sure that the camera is working correctly.
No compensation for contents of the recording
Contents of the recording cannot be compensated for if recording or
playback is not made due to a malfunction of the camera, floppy
disk, etc.
Lens and LCD screen/finder (on mounted models only)
•The LCD screen and the finder are manufactured using
extremely high-precision technology so over 99.99% of the
pixels are operational for effective use.
However, there may be some tiny black points and/or bright
points (white, red, blue or green in color) that constantly
appear on the LCD screen and the finder. These points are
normal in the manufacturing process and do not affect the
recording in any way.
•Be careful when placing the camera near a window or outdoors.
Exposing the LCD screen, the finder or the lens to direct sunlight
for long periods may cause malfunctions.
Precaution on copyright
Floppy disk, television programs, films, video tapes, and other
materials may be copyrighted. Unauthorized recording of such
materials may be contrary to the provision of the copyright laws.
• MS DOS and Windows are either registered trademarks or trademarks of
Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
• Netscape Navigator is a trademark of Netscape Communications
Corporation.
• Macintosh and Mac OS are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc.
• All other product names mentioned herein may be the trademarks or
registered trademarks of their respective companies.
Furthermore, “TM” and “” are not mentioned in each case in this manual.
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Before using your camera
This digital still camera uses a floppy disk as media.
Use the following floppy disk type.
•Size:
3.5 inch
•Type:
2HD
•Capacity: 1.44 MB
•Format:
MS-DOS format (512 bytes × 18 sector)
When using 3.5 inch, 2HD floppy disk other than described above,
format it using the camera or your computer.
Do not shake or strike the unit
Malfunctions, inability to record images as well as inability to use
floppy disks or image and memory data breakdown, damage or loss
may occur.
Do not get the unit wet
When taking pictures outdoors in the rain or under similar
conditions, be careful not to get the unit wet.
If moisture condensation occurs, refer to page 35 and follow
instructions on how to remove it before using.
Back up recommendations
To avoid the potential risk of data loss always copy (back up) data to
disk.
Supplied accessories
Digital still camera (1)
Power cord (1 set)
Shoulder strap (1)
Battery charger (1)
NP-F330 battery pack (1)
Lens cap (1)
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Parts identification
See pages in (
) for more details.
Lens
Shutter button
(16)
Photocell window
for flash
Do not block when
recording.
Flash emitter (10)
Lens cap
Slot for AC
power adaptor code
Self-timer lamp
The lamp keeps on
blinking until
recording starts after
the shutter button is
depressed.
Tripod receptacle
Make sure that the length of the
tripod screw is less than
6.5 mm (7/32 inch).
To insert the floppy disk
Insert the floppy disk until it clicks.
Before inserting, check that the
write protect tab set to the
recordable position.
DISK EJECT lever
PUSH button
To remove the floppy disk
While pressing PUSH, slide DISK EJECT in the direction of the arrow.
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Hooks for strap
Attaching the shoulder
strap
BRIGHT +/–
button
Press to adjust
the brightness of
the LCD screen.
PLAY/CAMERA
switch (16, 18)
LCD screen
POWER switch
Slide down to
turn on/off the
power.
Lithium battery
compartment (33)
ACCESS lamp (16)
PICTURE EFFECT
button (31)
PROGRAM AE button (32)
DISPLAY button
Press to display or go off the
indicators on the LCD screen.
The indicators do not go off in
the following modes:
Program AE, Picture effect,
Zoom, AE Lock, Self-timer, Flash
and Adjusting the exposure.
Upper side
Lower side
Battery cover (12)
PUSH button (8)
Control button
Function of the control button
Control button
Left
side
DISK EJECT lever
(8)
Right
side
You can execute the functions by
pressing the upper, lower, left or right
side of the control button. When an
item is selected in the menu, the color
of the item changes from blue to
yellow. To enter your selection, press
the center of the control button.
Press to
execute.
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Zoom lever
“T” side: for telephoto (subject appears closer)
“W” side: for wide-angle (subject appears farther away)
Move the zoom lever to the “W” side until the focus is sharp.
You can shoot a subject that is at least about 100 cm (about 3 1/4 feet)
away from the lens surface in the telephoto position, or about 1 cm
(about 1/2 inch) away in the wide-angle position.
Floppy
disk slot
FLASH CHARGE lamp
Flash button
The default setting is set to
AUTO.
Each time you press the
button, the flash mode changes
as follows:
AUTO (no indication) t
forced-flash
t no flash
t AUTO
In AUTO mode, the flash goes
off automatically according to
the brightness of the surroundings.
The subject must be 0.5 m to
2.5 m (1 5/8 feet to 8 1/3 feet)
away.
When you record using the
flash and conversion lens
(optional), an eclipse may
occur.
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Self-timer
Select “ ” with the control button,
then press it.
About 10 seconds after you press the
shutter button, the subject is recorded.
Exposure
Select “
” or “
” on the LCD
screen with the control button, then
press it to select the desired value.
+EV: To raise the exposure value
(brighten the picture)
–EV: To lower the exposure value
(darken the picture)
Adjustable in a range of –1.5 EV to
+1.5 EV in steps of 0.5 EV.
Preparation
Charging the battery pack
To charge the battery pack, use the battery charger. For details, refer
to the instruction manual of the battery charger.
1 Connect the power cord
to a wall outlet.
2 Insert the battery pack
in the direction of the
V mark. Slide it down
until it clicks.
CHARGE lamp
(orange)
Battery charger
To remove the battery pack
Slide up the battery pack.
Charging time
Battery
NP-F330 (Supplied)
NP-F550
Full charge*
210 min.
240 min.
Normal charge**
150 min.
180 min.
Approximate minutes to charge an empty battery pack using the battery
charger BC-V615. (Lower temperatures require a longer charging time.)
* Charging for about one hour after the CHARGE lamp goes out.
** Charging just until the CHARGE lamp goes out.
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Basic operations
The CHARGE lamp
(orange) lights up.
Charging begins.
k Preparation
Installing the battery pack
1
Open the battery cover.
While sliding the battery cover in the
direction of the arrow.
(base)
2
Install the battery pack.
Insert the battery pack with the V
mark facing toward the battery
compartment.
2
3
1
Close the cover.
Press the cover until it clicks.
To remove the battery pack
Open the battery cover. While sliding the
battery release lever rightward, remove
the battery pack.
Be careful not to drop the battery pack when
removing.
Remaining battery time indication
Battery release lever
This camera shows on the LCD panel how many minutes you can still keep on
recording or playing back images*. Note, however, that the time might not be
displayed correctly under some use conditions or in some environments.
* The time displayed during recording or during playback refers to the time
for which the battery lasts if you simply keep the camera on or if you simply
keep it displaying images without performing any operation.
Auto power-off function
During recording if you leave the camera inactive for about 3 minutes while
the power is on, the camera turns off automatically to prevent wearing down
the battery.
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About the power source
This camera can be powered from the following two power sources:
•Sony InfoLithium battery* (L series), NP-F330 (supplied)/F550
(optional)
•AC power adopter AC-VQ850D (optional)
When you use the camera for a long time, we recommend you to
power the camera from a wall outlet with the AC power adaptor.
Using a car battery
Use Sony DC Adaptor/Charger (optional).
* What is “InfoLITHIUM?”
“InfoLITHIUM” is a lithium ion battery pack which can exchange
information such as battery consumption with compatible video
equipment. “InfoLITHIUM” L series battery packs have the
mark. “InfoLITHIUM” is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
When you use the camera first, set the date and time.
The date and time data are necessary for MS-DOS format recording.
If they are not set, incorrect date and time are recorded, and CLOCK
SET screen in step 3 appears whenever you turn on the camera in
CAMERA mode.
1 Slide POWER down to turn on the power.
2 Select “CLOCK SET” in MENU with the control button,
then press it.
k
–EV
MENU
+EV
CLOCK SET
BEEP
DISK TOOL
FILE NUMBER
FLASH LEVEL
QUALITY
REC MODE
110min
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Setting the date and time
k Preparation
3 Select the desired display of the date with the control
button, then press it.
Y/M/D (year/month/day)
M/D/Y (month/day/year)
D/M/Y (day/month/year)
CLOCK SET
Y/M/D M/D/Y D/M/Y
2001
1
8
10:20
AM
ENTER CANCEL
4 Select the date and time with the control button, then
press it.
The item to be changed is
indicated with v/V. Select
number by pressing the upper
side or lower side of the control
button, then press it to enter the
number.
After entering the number, v/V
moves to the next item.
When “D/M/Y” is selected, set
the time on a 24-hour cycle.
CLOCK SET
Y/M/D M/D/Y D/M/Y
2001
1
8
10:20
AM
ENTER CANCEL
5 Select “ENTER” with the control button, then press it
at the desired moment to begin clock movement.
CLOCK SET
Y/M/D M/D/Y D/M/Y
2001
10
10
10:20
ENTER CANCEL
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AM
To cancel setting the date and time
Select “CANCEL” with the control button, then press it.
Note
If the “W” indicator appears on the LCD screen, replace the lithium battery
according to the procedures on page 33.
Basic operations
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Recording and playing back images
Recording images
To record the images, slide POWER down to turn on the power and
insert the floppy disk until it clicks.
ACCESS lamp
1 Set PLAY/CAMERA to CAMERA.
2 Press the shutter button halfway
down.
The AE lock indicator z (green) appears.
AE (auto exposure), AWB (auto white
balance) and AF (auto focus) are frozen.
3 Press the shutter button fully
down.
The image is recorded on the disk.
The number of images you can
record on a floppy disk
About 25 – 40 images with all default settings. (p. 24)
Note
When the image is recorded on the disk, the ACCESS lamp flashes.
When the ACCESS lamp is flashing, never shake or strike the unit. As well do
not turn the power off or remove the battery pack or floppy disk. Otherwise,
the image data breakdown may occur and the floppy disk may become
unusable.
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The indicators during recording
The indicators on the LCD screen are not recorded.
Flash indicator
/Flash level indicator
AE lock indicator
Self-timer indicator
Recording mode
indicator
Image quality
indicator
Program AE
indicator
Exposure/Zoom
indicator*
Picture effect
indicator
SEPIA
Remaining disk
capacity indicator
No. of stored
images
Self-diagnosis
function indicator
–EV
MENU
+EV
Adjusting the
exposure button
MENU button
110min
Remaining
battery time
indicator
Self-timer button
* Only displayed during operation.
Functions you can use for image recording
Adjusting the brightness of the
LCD screen (p. 9)
Selecting the recording mode
– REC MODE (p. 23)
Flash (p. 10)
Selecting the image quality
– QUALITY (p. 25)
Zoom (p. 10)
Self-timer (p. 10)
Adjusting the exposure (p. 10)
Picture effect (p. 31)
Selecting the flash level
– FLASH LEVEL (p. 25)
Selecting the file numbering mode
– FILE NUMBER (p. 25)
PROGRAM AE function (p. 32)
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Basic operations
LCD brightness
indicator*
T
W
BMP STD
10
E : 91 : 01
k Recording and playing back images
Playing back images on the
LCD screen
To watch the recorded images, slide POWER down to turn on the
power and insert the floppy disk until clicks.
1 Set PLAY/CAMERA to PLAY.
The last recorded image appears on the LCD screen.
2 Select the recorded image with the control button.
Select the button on the LCD screen with the control button, then
press it.
: To display the preceding recorded image.
: To display the next image.
INDEX : To display 6 recorded images at a time (INDEX screen)
In INDEX screen mode
: To display the preceding
6 images.
: To display the following
6 images.
7
8
9
10
11
12
MVC-011S
MENU
2001 7 4
12:30PM
11/12 110min
• To return to the normal playback screen (SINGLE screen), select an
image with the control button, then press it.
• The number displayed at the upper right side of the image shows the
recording order on the disk. It is different from the file name (p. 24).
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The indicators during playback
Image number
File type indicator
Image quality indicator
STD
11/12
MVC-011S
MENU INDEX
2001 7 4
12:30PM
110min
Remaining disk capacity indicator
Number of stored images in the
floppy disk
File name
Recording date of the playback
image
Remaining battery time indicator
Slide show button *
Image search buttons
/ buttons (Single screen mode)/
/
buttons (Index screen mode)
* Only displayed when the MULTI mode image is played back.
Functions you can use for playback of recorded
images
Adjusting the brightness of the
LCD screen (p. 9)
Playing back recorded images like
an animated slide show (p. 23)
Protecting images – PROTECT
(p. 26)
Copying recorded images to
another floppy disk
– COPY (p. 27)
Deleting images – DELETE (p. 28)
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Basic operations
INDEX button
MENU button
k Recording and playing back images
Battery life/No. of images that can be
recorded/played back
Battery
Battery life
(min.)
No. of images
(record/playback)
NP-F330
(Supplied)
Continuous recording
Unusing the flash1)
Using the flash2)
Continuous playing3)
70 (60)
60 (50)
110 (100)
950 (850)
600 (500)
1700 (1500)
NP-F550
Continuous recording
Unusing the flash1)
Using the flash2)
Continuous playing3)
150 (130)
130 (110)
250 (220)
2200 (1950)
1300 (1100)
3700 (3250)
Approximate battery life and No. of images that can be recorded/played back
under the temperature of 25°C (77°F), in NORMAL recording mode and
STANDARD quality mode. Numbers in parentheses indicate the time when
you use a normally charged battery.
1)
Recording at about 4 second intervals
2)
Recording at about 6 second intervals
3)
Playing back single image at about 4 second intervals
• Battery life and No. of images will be decreased if you use the camera in a
cold environment or while you repeat turning the power on/off and
zooming.
• The capacity of a floppy disk is limited. The above figures are a guide when
continuously recording/playing back while replacing the floppy disks.
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Viewing images using your computer
The image data recorded with this camera is compressed in JPEG
format. This data can be viewed using your computer which has
JPEG view ability application installed such as Microsoft Internet
Explorer. For detailed procedures using image data with an
application, refer to your computer instruction manual.
Example: your computer installed Windows 95/98/2000
Start up your computer and insert the floppy
disk into the disk drive of your computer.
2
Open “
My computer” and double click
“
3.5 inch FD”.
3
Double-click the desired data file.
Recommended OS/applications example
OS
Windows 3.1, Windows 95 or later, Windows NT 3.51 or later, etc.
applications
Microsoft Internet Explorer, Netscape Navigator etc.
Note
• For Macintosh, you can use the floppy disk recorded with this camera using
the PC Exchange with Mac OS system 7.5 or higher. A viewing application
for Macintosh is also necessary for viewing images.
• Opening non-compressed images recorded in BITMAP mode (p. 23, 24)
requires an application program designed to view bitmapped images.
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Basic operations
1
Changing the mode settings
1 Select “MENU” with the control button, then
press it.
The menu appears on the LCD screen.
CAMERA mode
CLOCK SET
BEEP
DISK TOOL
FILE NUMBER
FLASH LEVEL
QUALITY
REC MODE
PLAY mode
CLOCK SET
BEEP
DISK TOOL
DELETE
COPY
PROTECT
110min
110min
2 Select desired item with the control button, then
press it.
When an item is selected, the
color of the item changes from
blue to yellow.
CLOCK SET
BEEP
DISK TOOL
FILE NUMBER
FLASH LEVEL
QUALITY
REC MODE
NORMAL
110min
3 Change the setting with the control button, then
press it.
When the setting is finished, the
menu screen returns to the screen
of step 1.
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CLOCK SET
BEEP
DISK TOOL
FILE NUMBER
FLASH LEVEL
QUALITY
REC MODE
MULTI
BITMAP
E–MAIL
NORMAL
To cancel changing the mode settings
Press the left side of the control button. The screen returns to the
menu screen. To cancel menu screen, select “ ” with the control
button, then press it.
Setting the mode of each item
* is the default setting.
Items in CAMERA mode
REC MODE <NORMAL*/
MULTI>
E-MAIL/
BITMAP/
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Advanced operations
•Normally select NORMAL. A JPEG file (640 × 480) is recorded.
•Select E-MAIL to record a 1/4-size (320 × 240) JPEG file besides a
640 × 480 JPEG file. E-mail files are suitable for e-mail
transmission, etc. because they contain compressed data.
•Select BITMAP to record a non-compressed image besides a JPEG
file. This is good for recording images in clearer detail.
•Select MULTI to record in the Multi-Image Continuos Recording
mode. In this mode, Images are continuously recorded as 1 file
each at a rate of about 1 every 0.25 seconds. In PLAY mode, if you
select “
” on the LCD screen with the control button, the images
will be played back continuously like an animated slide show
(Only once).
When playing back on another machine, only 1 image will be
displayed.
k Changing the mode settings
Recording
mode
Recorded file
File name
(ex.)
MVC–
STANDARD
FINE
NORMAL
JPEG (640 × 480)
For index screen
001S.JPG
001S.411
25 - 40
15 - 20
E-MAIL
JPEG (640 × 480)
JPEG (320 × 240)
For index screen
001S.JPG
001E.JPG
001S.411
20 - 35
12 - 15
1
1
BITMAP
MULTI
non-compress
(640 × 480)
JPEG (640 x 480)
For index screen
JPEG (960 × 720)
For index screen
No. of images that
can be recorded
001S.BMP
001S.JPG
001S.411
001M.JPG
001S.411
10 - 15
Notes
• The file data for index screen is a available only on this camera.
• If you attempt to record 55 images or above, “DISK FULL” appears on the
LCD screen and you cannot record the image even when the remaining disk
capacity indicator is not emptied.
• 1/4-size E-mail files are stored in another folder. The compression ratio is
standard and does not depend on the image quality settings.
• A remaining capacity of about 1MB is needed when recording in BITMAP
mode. After recording the BITMAP picture, “DISK FULL” appears on the
LCD screen.
• In MULTI mode, the program AE, picture effect and focus are fixed to the
selected mode and effect, respectively, and the flash is kept OFF. The focus
may not be right if the zoom is operated. The compression ratio is standard
and does not depend on the image quality settings.
• During playback of a series of images recorded in MULTI mode, the first
image of the nine is displayed one-size smaller than the other normal-sized
images.
• Be sure to play back images recorded in MULTI mode on MVC-FD71/
FD73/FD75. Those images cannot be played back correctly on other models.
• When the remaining disk capacity indicator flashes, image data cannot be
recorded.
• A MPEG file cannot be played back correctly on this camera.
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QUALITY <STANDARD*/FINE>
•Select STANDARD as a standard image quality.
•Select FINE when giving priority to image quality.
FLASH LEVEL <
HIGH/
NORMAL*/
LOW>
•Set to make the flash level higher than normal.
•Normally select NORMAL.
•Set to make the flash level lower than normal.
FILE NUMBER <NORMAL*/SERIES>
•Select NORMAL to reset the numbering of files each time the
floppy disk is changed.
•Select SERIES to put numbers to files in sequence even if the
floppy disk is changed.
DEMO MODE <STANDBY/ON* or OFF>
Note
To stop the demonstration, turn off the camera.
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Advanced operations
Only when you use the AC power adaptor (optional), DEMO MODE
appears in the menu.
•Select ON to make the demonstration appear. The demonstration
will start about 10 minutes after the power is turned on if the
camera has not been operated.
•Select OFF to deactivate the demonstration mode.
k Changing the mode settings
Items in PLAY mode
PROTECT
Select this item to protect a displayed image(s) from being deleted
by mistake.
To protect or unprotect an image file, select the desired option from
the menu while the image is displayed on the LCD screen.
In SINGLE screen mode
<ON/OFF*>
•Select ON to protect displayed image.
•Select OFF to release protection of the image.
In INDEX screen mode
<ALL/SELECT>
•Select ALL to protect all the images on the floppy disk.
•Select SELECT to protect selected images.
1 Use the control button to display the red B mark at the
image you want to protect.
The selected image number reverses color. To cancel selection, press
the control button again. The image number returns to normal.
2 Select “ENTER” with the control button, then press it.
- appears on the upper left side of the image.
To cancel protection of the images in INDEX screen mode, select the images
you want to cancel protection in step 1, then press the control button.
The “-” indicator at the upper left side of the image disappears.
When you have finished the cancelling, select “ENTER” with the control
button, then press it.
To cancel protecting image, select “CANCEL” with the control
button, then press it. The screen returns to the menu screen.
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COPY
Select this item to copy a displayed image(s) to another floppy disk.
To copy an image(s), select the desired copy option from the menu
while the image(s) is displayed on the LCD screen.
In SINGLE screen mode
<OK/CANCEL>
•Select OK to copy displayed image.
•Select CANCEL to cancel copying image.
In INDEX screen mode
<ALL/SELECT>
•Select ALL to copy all the images on the floppy disk.
•Select SELECT to copy selected images.
1 Use the control button to display the red B mark at the
image you want to copy.
The selected image number reverses color. To cancel selection, press
the control button again. The image number display returns to
normal.
To cancel copying image, select “CANCEL” with the control button,
then press it. The screen returns to the menu.
To copy to another floppy disk
1
In SINGLE screen mode, select “OK”. Or In INDEX screen
mode, select “ALL”, then “OK” or select “SELECT”, then
carry out steps 1 and 2 above.
“CHANGE FLOPPY DISK” will be displayed.
2
Eject the floppy disk.
“INSERT FLOPPY DISK” will be displayed.
3
Insert another floppy disk until you hear it click.
“DISK ACCESS” will be displayed.
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Advanced operations
2 Select “ENTER” with the control button, then press it.
k Changing the mode settings
4
Once copying is completed, the message “COMPLETE”
is displayed.
To copy images to another floppy disk, select “CONTINUE” with the
control button and repeat the operations in steps 2 through 4 above.
To discontinue copying, select “EXIT” with the control button.
Notes
• When you copy to the floppy disk which is a small remaining capacity,
“DISK FULL” may appear on the LCD screen.
•To discontinue copying on a floppy disk halfway (in the middle of the above
steps from 1 through 4), turn off the camera.
DELETE
Select this item to delete a displayed image(s)
To delete an image(s), select the desired delete option from the menu
while the image(s) is displayed on the LCD screen.
In SINGLE screen mode
<OK/CANCEL>
•Select OK to delete displayed image.
•Select CANCEL to cancel deleting image.
In INDEX screen mode
<ALL/SELECT>
•Select ALL to delete all the images on the floppy disk.
•Select SELECT to delete selected images.
1 Use the control button to display the red B mark at the
image you want to delete.
The selected image number reverses color. To cancel selection, press
the control button again. The image number display returns to
normal.
2 Select “ENTER” with the control button, then press it.
To cancel deleting image, select “CANCEL” with the control button,
the press it. The screen returns to the menu screen.
Notes
• Once you delete an image, you cannot restore it. Check the images to delete
carefully before deleting them.
• Even when you select “ALL”, you cannot delete the protected image.
• When you select “SELECT” , you cannot select a protected image.
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Items for both CAMERA and PLAY modes
DISK TOOL <FORMAT/DISK COPY>
•Select FORMAT to format the floppy disk loaded in the camera.
•Select DISK COPY to copy all data stored in a floppy disk to
another.
To format a floppy disk
Select “FORMAT”, then “OK”.
“FORMATTING” will be displayed. Once formatting is completed,
the message “FORMATTING” is disappeared.
To copy all data stored in a floppy disk to another
1
2
3
“FILE ACCESS” will be displayed.
When “CHANGE FLOPPY DISK” is displayed, eject the
floppy disk.
When “INSERT FLOPPY DISK” is displayed, insert
another disk.
“DISK ACCESS” will be displayed.
Once copying is completed, the message “COMPLETE”
is displayed.
Notes
• In the middle of the above steps from 1 through 4, turn off the camera.
• Formatting erases all information on the floppy disk, and with copying disk,
all information saved on the recipient floppy disk are erased to be replaced
by newly written data including the protected image data. Check the
contents of the disk before formatting and copying disk.
• Be sure that the battery is fully charged when formatting and copying a
floppy disk. Formatting and copying takes about 1 minutes maximum.
• Be sure to use the formatted floppy disk to carry out DISK COPY.
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Advanced operations
4
Select “DISK COPY”, then “OK”.
k Changing the mode settings
BEEP <ON*/OFF>
•Normally select ON.
•Select OFF to turn the beep sound off.
CLOCK SET
Select this item to set the date and time. See page 13.
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Using various functions for recording
PROGRAM AE
PICTURE EFFECT
Enjoying Picture Effect
Press PICTURE EFFECT repeatedly to select the
desired picture effect mode.
NEG. ART:
SEPIA:
B&W:
SOLARIZE:
The color and brightness of the picture is reversed.
The picture is sepia.
The picture is monochrome (black and white).
The light intensity is more clear, and the picture
looks an illustlation.
Press PICTURE EFFECT repeatedly until the indicator on the LCD
screen goes out. When you turn the power off or set PLAY/
CAMERA to PLAY, the picture effect is automatically cancelled.
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Advanced operations
To cancel picture effect
k Using various functions for recording
Using the PROGRAM AE function
You can select one of six PROGRAM AE (Auto Exposure) modes to
suit your shooting situation, referring to the following.
Press PROGRAM AE repeatedly to select the desired
PROGRAM AE mode.
Soft Portrait mode
Creates a soft background for subjects such as people or flowers.
Sports Lesson mode
For recording fast-moving subjects such as in tennis or golf
games.
Beach & Ski mode
For people or faces in strong light or reflected light, such as at a
beach in midsummer or on a ski slope.
Sunset & Moon mode
For recording subjects in dark environments such as sunsets,
fireworks, neon signs, or general night views.
Landscape mode
For distant subjects such as mountains or when recording a
subject behind an obstacle such as a window or screen.
Panfocus mode
For recording close or distant subjects quickly and simply. Or,
for recording with flash in a dark place where it is hard to bring
the camera into focus.
To cancel PROGRAM AE
Press PROGRAM AE repeatedly until the indicator on the LCD
screen goes out.
Notes on focus settings
• You cannot take close-ups in Sports Lesson and Beach & Ski modes.
• You can focus only on distance subjects in Sunset & Moon and Landscape
modes.
• In Panfocus mode, the zoom position and focus are fixed.
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Changing the lithium battery in the
camera
When the lithium battery becomes weak or dead, the “W” indicator
flashes on the LCD screen. In this case, replace the battery with a
Sony CR2025 or Duracell DL-2025 lithium battery. Use of any other
battery may present a risk of fire or explosion.
When installing the lithium battery, keep the battery pack attached.
Otherwise, you will need to reset the date and time retained by the
lithium battery.
1
Slide the lid of the lithium
battery compartment and
open it.
2
Push the lithium battery once
and push it out from the
holder.
3
Install the lithium battery with
the positive (+) side facing out.
4
Close the lid.
The battery may explode if mistreated. Do not recharge, disassemble, or
dispose of in fire.
CAUTION
Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced.
Replace only with the same type recommended by the manufacturer.
Discard used batteries according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
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Additional information
WARNING
Precautions
On cleaning
Cleaning the LCD screen
Wipe the screen surface with a LCD cleaning kit (optional) to
remove fingerprints, dust, etc.
Cleaning the camera surface
Clean the camera surface with a soft cloth slightly moistened with
water. Do not use any type of solvent such as alcohol or benzene as
it may mar the finish of the casing.
Using the camera on a sandy beach or in a dusty place
Do not let sand get into the camera. Sand or dust may cause the unit
to malfunction, and sometimes this malfunction cannot be repaired.
Concerning floppy disks
To protect data recorded on floppy disk, note the following:
• Avoid storing floppy disks near magnets or magnetic fields such
as those of speakers and televisions, permanent erasure of disk
data may result.
• Avoid storing floppy disks in areas subject to direct sunlight or
sources of high temperature, such as a heating device. Floppy disk
warping or damage may result, rendering the disk useless.
• Avoid contact with the disk’s surface by opening the disk shutter
plate. If the disk’s surface becomes blemished, data may be
rendered unreadable.
• Avoid getting liquids on the floppy disk.
• Be sure to use a floppy disk case to ensure protection of important
data.
• Use a 2HD or a 2DD type disk head cleaner when cleaning the
disk drive.
•Even when you use a 3.5 inch 2HD floppy disk, image data may
not be recorded and/or displayed depending on the using
environment. In this case, use other brand disks.
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Operational temperature recommendations
This camera’s operational temperature is between 0 °C to +40 °C
(32 °F to +104 °F). Do not use this camera in extreme climates
outside the operational temperature range.
Moisture condensation
If the camera is brought directly from a cold to a warm location, or is
placed in a very damp room, moisture may condense inside or
outside the camera. Should this occur, the camera will not operate
properly. In this case, remove the floppy disk, turn off the camera,
and wait about an hour for the moisture to evaporate.
To prevent moisture condensation
When bringing the camera from a cold place to a warm place, put
the camera in a plastic bag and allow it to adapt to room conditions
over period of time.
1 Be sure to tightly seal the plastic bag containing the camera.
2 Remove the bag when the air temperature inside it has reached
the temperature surrounding it (about 1 hour).
Notes on lithium battery
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Additional information
•Keep the lithium battery out of the reach of children.
Should the battery be swallowed, immediately consult a doctor.
•Wipe the battery with a dry cloth to assure a good contact.
•Do not hold the battery with metallic tweezers, otherwise a shortcircuit may occur.
•Note that the lithium battery has a positive (+) and a negative (–)
terminals. Be sure to install the lithium battery so that terminals on
the battery match the terminals on the camera.
kPrecautions
Using your camera abroad
You can use the battery charger BC-V615 within 100 V to 240 V AC,
50/60 Hz.
When charging the battery pack, use a commercially available AC
plug adaptor [a], if necessary, depending on the design of the wall
outlet [b].
BC-V615
[a]
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[b]
Troubleshooting
Should any problem persist after you have made those checks,
consult your nearest Sony dealer. If “C: ss: ss” appears on the
LCD screen, the self-diagnosis function has worked. See page 39.
Cause and/or Solution
The camera does not
work.
• The camera does not operate when using a
battery pack that is not an “InfoLITHIUM”
battery pack.
t Use an “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack.
(p. 13)
• The floppy disk is not installed properly.
t Remove the disk and reinstall it. (p. 8)
You cannot record
images.
• PLAY/CAMERA is not set to CAMERA.
t Set it to CAMERA. (p. 16)
• The tab on the disk is set to the writing
impossible position.
t Set it to the writing possible position. (p. 8)
The picture is noisy.
• The camera is placed near a TV or other
equipment that uses strong magnets.
t Place the camera away from the TV, etc.
The picture is too dark.
• You are shooting a subject with the light source
behind the subject or light is insufficient.
t Adjust brightness of the image. (p. 10)
• The LCD screen is adjusted too dark.
t Adjust brightness. (p. 9)
Incorrect date and time
are recorded.
• The date and time are not set.
t Set the date and time. (p. 13)
Vertical streaks appear
when shooting a very
bright subject.
• The smear phenomenon.
t The camera is not malfunctioning.
The battery life
deteriorates too fast.
• The ambient temperature is too low.
• Charging of the battery pack is not enough.
t Charge the battery pack fully.
• The battery pack has served its time.
t Replace the battery pack with a new one.
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Additional information
Symptom
kTroubleshooting
Symptom
Cause and/or Solution
Zoom does not work.
• Panfocus mode in PROGRAM AE is working.
t Cancel it. (p. 32)
You cannot play back the • PLAY/CAMERA is not set to PLAY.
t Set it to PLAY. (p. 18)
images.
• The battery is dead.
t Use a charged battery pack. (p. 11, 12)
You cannot delete an
image.
• The image is protected.
t Cancel the protection of the image. (p. 26)
The power turns off
automatically.
• If you leave the camera inactive in CAMERA
mode for about 3 minutes while the power is on,
it turns off automatically to prevent wearing
down the battery.
t Turn the power on. (p. 12)
The image is out of focus.
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t Select Panfocus mode in PROGRAM AE
when shooting in a dark place which is
difficult to focus on. (p. 32)
Self-diagnosis display
The camera has a self-diagnosis
display. This function displays
the camera condition with fivedigits (a combination of a letter
and figures) on the LCD screen.
If this occurs check the
following code chart. The fivedigit display informs you of the
camera current condition. The
last two digits (indicated by
ss) will differ depending on
the state of the camera.
C:32:ss
Self-diagnosis display
•C: ss: ss
You can reverse the camera
malfunction yourself.
•E: ss: ss
Contact your Sony dealer or
local authorized Sony service
facility.
Cause and/or Corrective Action
C:32:ss
•Trouble is with the disk drive.
tTurn the power off and on again.
C:13:ss
•The unformatted disk is installed.
tFormat the disk. (p. 29)
•The unusable disk with the camera is
installed.
tChange the disk. (p. 8)
E:91:ss
E:61:ss
•A camera malfunction which you can not
reverse has occurred.
tContact your Sony dealer or local
authorized Sony service facility and
inform them of the five digits.
(example: E:61:10)
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Additional information
First three digits
Specifications
System
Image device
Lens
Exposure control
White balance
Data compression
Memory
Flash
4.5 mm (1/4 type) CCD
f=4.2 – 42 mm (40 – 400 mm, when converted
into a 35 mm still camera)
F1.8 – 2.9
Automatic exposure
Automatic
Standard JPEG
Floppy disk:
3.5 inch 2HD MS-DOS format (1.44 MB)
Recording distance limitations:
0.5 – 2.5 m (1 5/8 – 8 1/3ft.)
LCD screen
Screen size
LCD panel
Total dot number
6.2 cm (2.5 type)
TFT
84 260 dots
General
Application
Sony battery pack NP-F330/F550
Power requirements
7.2 V (battery pack)
Power consumption (During shooting)
3.0 W
Operation temperature
0 °C to +40 °C (32 °F to +104 °F)
Storage temperature
–20 °C to 60 °C (–4 °F to 140 °F)
Dimensions
Approx. 137.5 × 103 × 62 mm
(5 2/5 × 4 1/8 × 2 1/2 in.) (w/h/d)
Mass
Approx. 590 g (20 4/5 oz.) (including battery
pack NP-F330, lithium battery CR2025, floppy
disk, shoulder strap and lens cap)
Supplied accessories
See page 7.
Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
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Warning messages
Various messages appear on the LCD screen. Check them with the
following list.
Message
Meaning
DRIVE ERROR
Trouble is with the disk drive.
NO DISK
No disk has been inserted.
DISK ERROR
Trouble is with the disk.
Or the floppy disk loaded is not MS-DOS
formatted (512 bytes x 18 sectors).
DISK PROTECT
The tab on the disk is set to the writing
impossible position.
DISK FULL
The disk is full.
NO FILE
No image has been recorded on the disk.
FILE ERROR
Trouble has occurred during playback.
FILE PROTECT
The image is protected.
E
The battery is weak.
W
The lithium battery is weak or is not installed.
Additional information
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Index
A
J, L
Adjusting brightness
LCD screen .............................. 9
Image ..................................... 10
Adjusting the exposure .......... 10
AE (auto exposure) ................. 16
Auto power-off function ........ 12
JPEG .................................... 21, 23
Lithium battery ....................... 35
B, C
Battery pack ....................... 11, 12
Battery charger ........................ 11
BEEP ......................................... 30
BITMAP ................................... 23
Charging .................................. 11
Cleaning ................................... 34
CLOCK SET ............................. 30
Control button ........................... 9
COPY ........................................ 27
D, E
DELETE ....................................
DEMO MODE .........................
DISK COPY ..............................
DISK TOOL .............................
E-MAIL .....................................
28
25
29
29
23
F
FILE NUMBER ........................ 25
FLASH LEVEL ........................ 25
Floppy disk .......................... 7, 34
FORMAT .................................. 29
Full charge ............................... 11
I
Image quality .......................... 25
INDEX screen .......................... 18
Indicators on the LCD
screen ............................... 17, 19
InfoLITHIUM battery pack ..... 13
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M
Menu ......................................... 22
Moisture condensation .......... 35
MULTI ...................................... 23
N, P
Normal charge ........................
PICTURE EFFECT ..................
Playing back ............................
PROGRAM AE ........................
PROTECT .................................
11
31
18
32
26
R
REC MODE .............................. 23
Recording ................................. 16
Remaining battery indicator
.......................................... 17, 19
S, T
Self-diagnosis display ............
Self timer ..................................
Setting the date and time .......
Troubleshooting ......................
39
10
13
37
U, V
Using flash ............................... 10
Using your camera abroad .... 36
Viewing images using your
computer ............................... 21
W, Z
Warning messages .................. 41
Zoom ........................................ 10
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