Sony Mavica MVC-FD97, MVC-FD97 Operating instructions

Sony Mavica MVC-FD97, MVC-FD97 Operating instructions
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Digital Still Camera
Operating Instructions
Before operating the unit, please read this manual thoroughly, and retain it
for future reference.
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. ________________________
Serial No. ________________________
MVC-FD97
©2001 Sony Corporation
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Regulatory Information
.
WARNING
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do
not expose the unit to rain or
moisture.
For the Customers in the
U.S.A.
Declaration of Conformity
Trade Name:
SONY
Model No.:
MVC-FD97
Responsible Party:Sony Electronics Inc.
Address:
1 Sony Drive, Park
Ridge, NJ, 07656
USA
Telephone No.: 201-930-6972
This device complies with Part 15 of the
FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) This device
may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any
interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired
operation.
CAUTION
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.
If you have any questions about this product,
you may call:
Sony Customer Information Center
1-800-222-SONY (7669)
The number below is for the FCC related
matters only.
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.
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The supplied interface cable must be used
with the equipment in order to comply with
the limits for a digital device pursuant to
Subpart B of Part 15 of FCC Rules.
For the Customers in the
U.S.A. and Canada
DISPOSAL OF LITHIUM ION
BATTERY.
LITHIUM ION BATTERY.
DISPOSE OF PROPERLY.
You can return your 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 Sony Factory Service Center nearest
you call 416-499-SONY (Canada only)
Caution:
Do not handle damaged or leaking lithium
ion battery.
For the Customers in Canada
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 for the Customers in
Europe
This product has been tested and found
compliant with the limits sets out on the
EMC Directive for using connection cables
shorter than 3 meters (9.8 feet).
The electromagnetic fields at the specific
frequencies may influence the picture and
sound of this camera.
CAUTION
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.
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 approved by
ASTA or BSI to BS 1362, (i.e. marked with
or
mark) must be used.
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Be sure to read the following
before using your camera
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 DISPLAY.
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 your
camera or recording medium, etc.
Notes on image data compatibility
of the “Memory Stick”
• This camera conforms with the Design rule
for Camera File system universal standard
established by the JEITA (Japan Electrics
and Information Technology Industries
Association). You cannot play back on
your camera still images recorded on other
equipment (DCR-TRV890E/TRV900/
TRV900E, DSC-D700, DSC-D770) that
does not conform with this universal
standard. (These models are not sold in
some areas.)
• Playback of images recorded with your
camera on other equipment and playback
of images recorded or edited with other
equipment on your camera are not
guaranteed.
Do not shake or strike the camera
In addition to malfunctions and inability to
record images, this may render the floppy
disks or “Memory Stick”s unusable or
image data breakdown, damage or loss may
occur.
LCD screen, finder (only models
with a finder) and lens
• The LCD screen and the finder are
manufactured using extremely highprecision 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.
Do not get the camera wet
When taking pictures outdoors in the rain or
under similar conditions, be careful not to
get the camera wet. If moisture
condensation occurs, refer to page 74 and
follow the instructions on how to remove it
before using the camera.
Back up recommendation
To avoid the potential risk of data loss,
always copy (back up) data to a disk.
When the camera is used for long
periods
Note that the camera body may become hot.
Precaution on copyright
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.
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Table of contents
Introduction ..................................... 6
Getting started
Identifying the parts ........................ 7
Preparing the power supply ............. 9
Setting the date and time ............... 14
Inserting a floppy disk ................... 16
Inserting a “Memory Stick” .......... 17
Basic operations
B Recording
Recording still images ................... 18
Recording moving images ............. 25
B Playback
Playing back still images ............... 26
Playing back moving images ......... 27
Viewing images using a computer 29
Image file storage destinations and
image file names ..................... 36
Advanced operations
Before performing
advanced operations
How to use the PLAY/STILL/MOVIE
selector .................................... 40
How to use the control button ....... 40
How to change the menu settings .. 42
B Various recording
Setting the image size
(IMAGE SIZE) ....................... 48
Creating Clip Motion Files ............ 49
Recording still images for e-mail
(E-MAIL) ................................ 51
Adding audio files to still images
(VOICE) ................................. 51
Recording text documents (TEXT) . 52
Recording still images as
uncompressed files (TIFF) ...... 53
Recording images in macro ........... 54
Focusing manually ........................ 55
Using the PROGRAM AE function ..56
Using the Spot light-metering
function ................................... 57
Adjusting the exposure
(EXPOSURE) ......................... 58
Adjusting the white balance
(WHITE BALANCE) ............. 59
Recording the date and time on the still
image (DATE/TIME) .............. 60
Enjoying picture effects
(PICTURE EFFECT) .............. 60
B Various playback
Playing back six images at once
(INDEX) .................................. 61
Enlarging a part of the still image
(Zoom and trimming) ............. 62
Playing back the still images in order
(SLIDE SHOW) ...................... 63
Viewing images on a TV screen .... 64
B Editing
Preventing accidental erasure
(PROTECT) ............................ 65
Deleting images (DELETE) .......... 66
Changing the recorded still image size
(RESIZE) ............................... 67
Copying images (COPY) ............... 68
Copying all the information on your
floppy disk (DISK COPY) ...... 70
Selecting still images to print
(PRINT MARK) ..................... 71
Format ............................................ 72
B As an external drive
Using the camera as an external drive
of a computer .......................... 73
Additional information
Precautions .................................... 74
On “Memory Sticks” ..................... 76
Using your camera abroad ............. 76
About “InfoLITHIUM” battery
pack ......................................... 77
Troubleshooting ............................. 79
Warning and notice messages ....... 85
Self-diagnosis display .................... 87
Specifications ................................ 88
LCD screen/finder indicators ........ 89
Index .............................................. 91
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Introduction
Deletes undesired images right away, checking the image
after shooting
The digital still camera is able to play back the image and delete it right away.
Recording still images:
page 18
Playing back still images:
page 26
Deleting images
(DELETE): page 66
Captures images with your computer
You can easily copy images onto your computer using a floppy disk or a “Memory
Stick,” and view and modify images on your computer using application software.
Viewing images using a
computer: page 29
Records a moving picture with audio
The digital still camera can record a moving picture with audio for maximum 60 seconds.
Recording moving
images: page 25
Selects the recording mode from various types of recordings
according to your situation
Creating Clip Motion Files: page 49
Recording still images for e-mail (E-MAIL): page 51
Adding audio files to still images (VOICE): page 51
Recording text documents (TEXT): page 52
Recording still images as uncompressed files (TIFF): page 53
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Getting started
Identifying the parts
See the pages in parentheses for details of operation.
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A OPEN (FLASH) button (23)
K Flash (23)
B Built-in microphone
Do not touch while recording.
L Accessory shoe
C Self-timer lamp (23)
N Finder adjustment dial (19)
D Shutter button (18, 25)
O WHITE BALANCE button (59)
E Zoom lever (21)
P PROGRAM AE button (56)
F Photocell window for flash
Do not block while recording.
Q STEADY SHOT ON/OFF switch
(22)
G Focus ring (55)
R A/V OUT (MONO) jack (64)
Audio output is monaural.
H Lens
I DC IN cover/DC IN jack (10, 13)
J
(One-push white balance)
button (59)
M SPOT METER button (57)
S FOCUS AUTO/MANUAL switch
(54, 55)
T
(Macro) button (54)
U PROGRAM AE +/– buttons (56)
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A LCD screen
K Hooks for strap
B Finder (19)
L ACC (Accessory) jack
C LCD ON/OFF switch (20)
M PLAY/STILL/MOVIE selector (40)
D VOL +/– buttons (28)
N Access lamp (18, 19)
E Lens cap (supplied)
O DISK EJECT lever (16)
F
(Flash) button/
lamp (23)
(Flash)
P Speaker
Q Floppy disk slot (16)
G POWER ON/OFF (CHG)
(Charge) lamp (11, 14)
R Battery cover/PUSH button
(bottom surface) (9)
H POWER switch (14)
S “Memory Stick” cover/
“Memory Stick” slot (17)
I Tripod receptacle (bottom surface)
Use a tripod with a screw length of
less than 6.5 mm (7/32 inch). You
cannot firmly secure the camera to
tripods having longer screws, and
may damage the camera.
T USB cover/USB jack (31)
U MS /FD (“Memory Stick”/floppy
disk) selector
V Control button (40)
J DISPLAY button (22)
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Preparing the power supply
Getting started
Installing the battery pack
Your camera operates only with the NP-F330 (supplied)/F550 (not supplied)
“InfoLITHIUM” battery pack* (L series). See page 77 for more information about
“InfoLITHIUM” battery pack.
1
2
1
3
1
2
2
1
Open the battery cover.
Slide the battery cover in the direction of the arrow while pressing the PUSH
button.
2
Install the battery pack.
Insert the battery pack with the v mark facing toward the battery compartment
as illustrated.
3
Close the battery cover.
To remove the battery pack
Open the battery cover. Slide the battery eject lever rightward, and remove
the battery pack.
Be careful not to drop the battery pack when removing it.
Battery eject lever
* 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.
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Charging the battery pack
When the camera is turned on, you cannot charge the battery pack. Be sure to turn off
the power of the camera.
to DC IN jack
1
AC-L10A/L10B/L10C
AC power adaptor
2
Battery pack
Power cord
(mains lead)
3
to a wall outlet (mains)
1
Insert the battery pack into your camera.
2
Open the DC IN cover and connect the AC power adaptor to the DC
IN jack of your camera with the v mark facing up.
3
Connect the power cord (mains lead) to the AC power adaptor and
then to a wall outlet (mains).
The POWER ON/OFF (CHG) lamp (orange) below the LCD screen lights up
when charging begins. When the POWER ON/OFF (CHG) lamp goes off, full
charge is completed.
After charging the battery pack
Disconnect the AC power adaptor from the DC IN jack on your camera.
Battery remaining indicator
The LCD screen or finder on the camera shows the remaining time for which you can
still record or play back images.
This indication may not be entirely accurate depending on the conditions of use and
the operating environment.
Charging at a room temperature of 10°C to 30°C (50°F to 86°F) is recommended.
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NP-F330 (supplied)/F550 (not supplied) battery pack
Auto power-off function
If you do not operate the camera for about three minutes during recording, the camera
turns off automatically to prevent wearing down the battery pack. To use the camera
again, slide the POWER switch to the right to turn on the camera again.
Note on the POWER ON/OFF (CHG) lamp during charging
The POWER ON/OFF (CHG) lamp may flash:
• When a malfunction occurs in the battery pack (page 84).
The POWER ON/OFF (CHG) lamp does not light up:
• When the battery pack is not installed properly.
Charging time
Battery pack
Full charge (min.)
NP-F330 (supplied)
Approx. 150
NP-F550
Approx. 210
Approximate time to charge a completely discharged battery pack at a temperature of
25°C (77°F).
Battery life and number of images that can be recorded/played back
STILL mode recording/playback when using floppy disks
NP-F330 (supplied)
Battery life
Number of
(min.)
images
NP-F550
Battery life
Number of
(min.)
images
Continuous
recording*
Approx. 65
Approx. 650
Approx. 150
Approx. 1600
Continuous
playback**
Approx. 80
Approx. 2200
Approx. 170
Approx. 4800
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When you record images in an extremely cold location or using the LCD screen, the
operating time becomes short. When using the camera in an extremely cold location,
place the battery pack in your pocket or other place to keep it warm, then insert the
battery pack into the camera just before recording. When using a pocket heater, take
care not to let the heater directly contact the battery.
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STILL mode recording/playback when using “Memory Stick”s
NP-F330 (supplied)
Battery life
Number of
(min.)
images
NP-F550
Battery life
Number of
(min.)
images
Continuous
recording*
Approx. 80
Approx. 1600
Approx. 170
Approx. 3400
Continuous
playback**
Approx. 100
Approx. 3000
Approx. 230
Approx. 6900
Approximate battery life and number of images that can be recorded/played back at a
temperature of 25°C (77°F) with a fully charged battery pack, 640×480 image size
and in NORMAL recording mode.
∗ Recording at about 5-second intervals when using a floppy disk, or at about 3-second intervals
when using a “Memory Stick”
∗∗ Playing back single images continuously at about 2-second intervals
MOVIE mode recording when using floppy disks
Continuous recording
NP-F330 (supplied)
Battery life (min.)
NP-F550
Battery life (min.)
Approx. 85
Approx. 180
MOVIE mode recording when using “Memory Stick”s
Continuous recording
NP-F330 (supplied)
Battery life (min.)
NP-F550
Battery life (min.)
Approx. 90
Approx. 190
Approximate time that can be recorded at a temperature of 25°C (77°F) and 160×112
image size with a fully charged battery pack.
Notes
• The battery life and number of images will be decreased when using at low temperature, using
the flash, turning the power on/off frequently, or using the zoom.
• The capacity of the floppy disk or “Memory Stick” is limited. The above figures are as a guide
when you continuously record/play back by replacing the floppy disk or “Memory Stick.”
• If sufficient battery remaining time is indicated but the power runs out soon, fully charge the
battery so that the correct battery remaining time appears.
• Do not short the DC plug of the AC power adaptor with a metallic object, as this may cause a
malfunction.
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Using the AC power adaptor
Getting started
to DC IN jack
AC-L10A/L10B/L10C
AC power adaptor
1
Power cord
(mains lead)
2
to a wall outlet (mains)
1
Open the DC IN cover and connect the AC power adaptor to the DC
IN jack of your camera with the v mark facing up.
2
Connect the power cord (mains lead) to the AC power adaptor and
then to a wall outlet (mains).
Using a car battery
Use Sony DC adaptor/charger.
Using your camera abroad
For details, see page 76.
When using the AC power adaptor
Be sure to use it near a wall outlet. If a malfunction occurs, disconnect the plug from
the wall outlet.
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Setting the date and time
When you first use your camera, set the date and time. If these are not set, the
CLOCK SET screen appears whenever you turn on your camera.
Control button
POWER ON/OFF (CHG) lamp
1
Slide the POWER switch to the right to turn on the power.
The POWER ON/OFF (CHG) (green) lamp lights up.
2
Press v on the control button.
The menu bar appears on the LCD screen or on the
finder.
EFFECT FILE
SELECT
OK
3
CAMERA SETUP
MENU BAR OFF
Select [SETUP] with B on the control button,
then press the center z.
VIDEO OUT
/LANGUAGE
CLOCK SET
BEEP
LCD BRIGHT
EFFECT FILE CAMERA SETUP
SELECT
CLOSE
4
Select [CLOCK SET] with v/V on the control button, then press the
center z.
VIDEO OUT
/LANGUAGE
CLOCK SET
BEEP
LCD BRIGHT
EFFECT FILE
SELECT
OK
CLOCK SET
Y/M/D
M/D/Y
D/M/Y
2001 1 1
1 2:0 0:0 0AM
2001 / 1 / 1 12 : 00 AM
ENTER
CANCEL
CAMERA SETUP
SELECT
OK
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CLOCK SET
Y/M/D
M/D/Y
D/M/Y
2001 / 1 / 1 12 : 00 AM
ENTER
CANCEL
SELECT/ADJUST
6
Select the year, month, day, hour or minute
item you want to set with b/B on the control
button.
The item to be set is indicated with v/V.
OK
CLOCK SET
Y/M/D
M/D/Y
D/M/Y
2001 / 1 / 1 12 : 00 AM
ENTER
CANCEL
SELECT/ADJUST
7
Set the numeric value with v/V on the
control button, then press the center z to
enter it.
After entering the number, v/V moves to the next
item. If you selected [D/M/Y] in step 5, set the
time on a 24-hour cycle.
CLOCK SET
Y/M/D
M/D/Y
D/M/Y
2001 / 7 / 1 12 : 00 AM
ENTER
CANCEL
SELECT/ADJUST
8
OK
Select [ENTER] with B on the control button,
then press the center z at the desired
moment to begin clock movement.
The date and time are entered.
OK
CLOCK SET
Y/M/D
M/D/Y
D/M/Y
2001 / 7 / 4 10 : 30 PM
ENTER
CANCEL
SELECT
OK
To cancel the date and time setting
Select [CANCEL] with v/V/b/B on the control button, then press the center z.
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Select the desired date display format with
v/V on the control button, then press the
center z.
Select from [Y/M/D] (year/month/day), [M/D/Y]
(month/day/year), or [D/M/Y] (day/month/year).
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Inserting a floppy disk
2
EJECT lock
1
1
DISK EJECT lever
Check that the write protect tab is set to the recordable position for
recording.
Recordable/erasable
Unrecordable/unerasable
2
Insert the floppy disk until it clicks.
Usable floppy disks
• Size: 3.5 inch
• Type: 2HD (1.44 MB)
• Format: MS-DOS format (512 bytes × 18 sectors)
Notes
• Do not insert the media other than the floppy disks described above.
• You cannot use the optional MSAC-FD2M/FD2MA Floppy Disk Adaptor for Memory Stick.
• Never remove the floppy disk, turn off the power, or change the position of the MS/FD selector
while the access lamp is lit up.
Removing the floppy disk
While sliding the EJECT lock to the left, slide down the DISK EJECT lever.
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Inserting a “Memory Stick”
1
2
3
Getting started
2
1
1
2
1
Open the “Memory Stick” cover.
Slide the cover in the direction of the arrow.
2
Insert the “Memory Stick.”
Insert the “Memory Stick” with the B mark facing toward the “Memory Stick”
slot as illustrated until it clicks.
3
Close the “Memory Stick” cover.
Removing the “Memory Stick”
Open the “Memory Stick” cover, then push the “Memory Stick” once lightly.
Notes
• If you do not insert the “Memory Stick” firmly until it clicks, a message such as “MEMORY
STICK ERROR” will be displayed.
• Never remove the “Memory Stick,” turn off the power, or change the position of the MS/FD
selector while the access lamp is lit up.
• You cannot record or edit images on a “Memory Stick” if the write-protect switch is set to the
LOCK position.
Terminal
Write-protect
switch
LOCK
Label space
The position or shape of the write-protect switch depends on the type of the “Memory Stick.”
“Memory Stick” and
are trademarks of Sony Corporation.
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Basic operations
B Recording
Recording still images
Still images are recorded in JPEG format.
To record still images, slide the POWER switch to the right to turn on the power and
insert a floppy disk or a “Memory Stick.”
3, 4
Access lamp
1
2
1
Set the PLAY/STILL/MOVIE selector to STILL.
2
Select the recording media using the MS/FD selector.
MS: When recording on the “Memory Stick.”
FD: When recording on the floppy disk.
3
Press and hold the shutter button halfway down.
The beeps sound and the image is frozen. However, the image has not been
recorded yet. While the AE lock indicator z is flashing, the camera
automatically adjusts the exposure and focus of the captured image. When the
camera finishes the automatic adjustments, the AE lock indicator z stops
flashing, then lights up, and the camera is ready for recording.
If you release the shutter button, the recording will be canceled.
AE lock indicator (green)
flashes t lights up
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Press the shutter button fully down.
The shutter clicks. “RECORDING” appears on the LCD screen or on the
finder, and the image will be recorded on the floppy disk or the “Memory
Stick.” When “RECORDING” disappears from the LCD screen or finder, you
can start the next recording.
B Recording
RECORDING
For the number of images you can record on a floppy disk or a
“Memory Stick”
See page 48.
Notes
• When recording bright subjects, the color of the LCD screen may change after the
AE is locked. However, this will not affect the recorded image.
• While the image is being recorded on a floppy disk or a “Memory Stick,” the access
lamp lights. When this lamp is lit, do not shake or strike the camera. Also, do not
turn the power off, not change the position of the MS/FD selector, or not remove the
battery pack/floppy disk/“Memory Stick.” Otherwise, an image data breakdown
may occur and the floppy disk or the “Memory Stick” may become unusable.
• When you press the shutter button fully down at once, the camera starts recording
after the automatic adjustment is complete. However, the recording cannot be
carried out while the
lamp (page 8) is flashing. (During this time, the camera is
charging the flash.)
Recording images with the finder
Turn the finder adjustment dial until the image appears clearly within the finder, then
record the image.
Finder adjustment dial
Note
The finder display is automatically turned off when your face is not near the finder.
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Turning off the LCD screen
Press LCD ON/OFF switch to turn off the LCD screen. The battery life will be
longer.
LCD ON/OFF
switch
Notes
• You cannot turn off the LCD screen when [DEMO] is set to [ON] in the menu settings.
• When both the LCD screen and the finder display are turned off, you can only use followings:
—LCD ON/OFF switch
—POWER switch
—PLAY/STILL/MOVIE selector
—Shutter button
—MS/FD selector
—STEADY SHOT ON/OFF switch
—FOCUS AUTO/MANUAL switch
—Focus ring
Checking the last recorded image (Quick Review)
You can check the last recorded image by clearing the menu bar from the screen
(page 41) and pressing b on the control button.
To return to the normal recording mode: press the shutter button lightly, or select
[RETURN] with b/B on the control button and then press the center z.
To delete the image: first select [DELETE] on the Quick Review screen with b/B
on the control button and press the center z, and then select [OK] with v/V on the
control button and press the center z.
Adjusting the brightness of the LCD screen
Adjust the brightness with the [LCD BRIGHT] item in the menu settings (page 47).
This adjustment does not affect the brightness of the images recorded on the floppy disk
or the “Memory Stick.”
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Using the zoom feature
Zoom lever
W side: for wideangle (subject
appears farther
away)
B Recording
T side: for
telephoto
(subject
appears closer)
If you cannot get a sharp focus on a close subject
Slide the zoom lever to the W side and move closer to the subject until the focus is
sharp (page 54).
Minimum focal distance to the subject
W side: About 25 cm (9 7/8 inches)
T side:
About 80 cm (31 1/2 inches)
To record even closer subjects, see page 54.
Digital zoom function
This camera has a digital zoom function.
Digital zoom enlarges the image by digital processing, and it starts to function when
the zoom exceeds 10×.
W
T
The T-side of the bar shows the
digital zooming zone.
Using digital zoom
• The maximum zoom magnification is 20×.
• Digital zooming deteriorates the picture quality. When digital zoom is not
necessary, set [DIGITAL ZOOM] to [OFF] in the menu settings (page 45).
Note
Digital zoom does not work for moving images.
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Activating the SteadyShot function
When the SteadyShot function is working, the camera compensates for camerashake.
STEADY SHOT
ON/OFF switch
Set the STEADY SHOT ON/OFF switch to ON. The
appears on the LCD screen or on the finder.
(SteadyShot) indicator
Notes
• The SteadyShot function will not correct excessive camera-shake.
• If you use a wide conversion lens (not supplied), this lens may influence the SteadyShot
function.
The indicators on the LCD screen or on the finder during
recording
Press DISPLAY to turn on/off the indicators on the LCD screen or on the finder. See
page 89 for a detailed description of the indicators.
DISPLAY
Notes
• You cannot turn off the
(self-timer) indicator and some of the indicators used in advanced
operations.
• The indicators on the LCD screen or on the finder are not recorded.
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Using the self-timer
When you use the self-timer function, the subject is recorded 10 seconds after you
press the shutter button.
Self-timer lamp
Control button
Shutter button
Recording images with the flash
Press OPEN (FLASH) to pop up the flash. The initial setting is AUTO (no
indication). In this mode, the flash automatically strobes when the surroundings
become dark. To change the flash mode, press
(Flash) repeatedly so that the flash
mode indicator appears on the LCD screen or on the finder. This setting can be set
only when the flash is popped up.
OPEN
(FLASH)
(Flash)
Each time you press the button, the indicator changes as follows.
t t
t (No indication)
(No indication) t
Auto red-eye reduction : The flash strobes before recording to reduce the redeye phenomenon.
Forced flash : The flash strobes regardless of the surrounding brightness.
No flash : The flash does not strobe.
You can change the amount of the flash light with [FLASH LEVEL] in the menu
settings (page 46).
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Select
on the LCD screen or on the finder with b/B/v/V on the control button,
(self-timer) indicator appears on the LCD screen or
then press the center z. The
on the finder, and the subject is recorded 10 seconds after you press the shutter
button. The self-timer lamp flashes after you press the shutter button until the image
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Notes
• The recommended shooting distance is 0.6 to 2.5 m (23 5/8 inches to 8 1/3 feet).
• Attaching a conversion lens (not supplied) may block the light from the flash and the recorded
image may be eclipsed.
• You cannot use the built-in flash and an external strobe at the same time.
• The
indicator appears when the flash is not popped up under situations that you should use
the flash.
•
Auto red-eye reduction may not produce the desired red-eye reduction effects depending
on individual differences, the distance to the subject, if the subject does not see the pre-strobe,
or other conditions. In addition, red-eye reduction effects are also difficult to obtain if you
select a slow shutter speed in shutter priority mode of the PROGRAM AE function.
• The flash effect is not obtained easily when you use forced flash in a bright location.
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Recording moving images
Moving images with audio are recorded in MPEG format.
To record moving images, slide the POWER switch to the right to turn on the power
and insert a floppy disk or a “Memory Stick.”
3
B Recording
1
2
1
Set the PLAY/STILL/MOVIE selector to MOVIE.
2
Select the recording media using the MS/FD selector.
MS: When recording on the “Memory Stick.”
FD: When recording on the floppy disk.
3
Press the shutter button fully down.
“REC” appears on the LCD screen or finder, and the image and sound are
recorded on the floppy disk or “Memory Stick.”
If you press the shutter button momentarily
The image and sound are recorded for 5 seconds. The recording time can be set
to 10 or 15 seconds with [REC TIME SET] in the menu settings (page 45).
If you hold the shutter button down
The image and sound are recorded while the shutter button is held down for up
to 60 seconds. However, when [IMAGE SIZE] in the menu settings is set to
[320×240], the maximum recording time is 15 seconds (page 48).
Adjusting the brightness of the LCD screen, zooming or using the self-timer
See pages 20 to 23.
LCD screen or finder indicators during recording
Press DISPLAY to turn on/off the indicators on the LCD screen or on the finder.
These indicators are not recorded. See page 89 for a detailed description of the indicators.
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B Playback
Playing back still images
Access lamp
3, 4
2
Control button
1
1
Set the PLAY/STILL/MOVIE selector to PLAY.
The last recorded image (still or moving) appears on the LCD screen or on the finder.
2
Select the playback media using the MS/FD selector.
MS: When playing back images in the “Memory Stick.”
FD: When playing back images in the floppy disk.
3
Press v on the control button to display the menu bar on the LCD
screen or on the finder.
4
Select the desired still image with the
control button.
Press v/V/b/B on the control button to select "b/B"
on the LCD screen or on the finder, then press b/B.
"b: To display the preceding image.
B": To display the next image.
"b/B"
120min
INDEX DELETE
SELECT
6/8
640
FILE
TOOL SETUP
FILE BACK/NEXT
When the menu bar is not displayed
You can directly select and play back the image with b/B on the control button.
Notes
• You might not be able to correctly play back images recorded with this camera on other equipment.
• You may not be able to play back images whose image sizes are larger than the maximum
image size that can be used with this camera for recording.
LCD screen or finder indicators during still image playback
Press DISPLAY to turn on/off the indicators on the LCD screen or on the finder.
See page 90 for a detailed description of the indicators.
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Playing back moving images
Access lamp
2
3–5
Control button
1
Set the PLAY/STILL/MOVIE selector to PLAY.
The last recorded image (still or moving) appears on the LCD screen or on the
finder.
2
Select the playback media using the MS/FD selector.
MS: When playing back images in the “Memory Stick.”
FD: When playing back images in the floppy disk.
3
Press v on the control button to display the menu bar on the LCD
screen or on the finder.
4
Select the desired moving image with the
control button.
Moving images are displayed one size smaller than
still images.
Press v/V/b/B on the control button to select "b/
B" on the LCD screen or on the finder, then press
b/B.
"b: To display the preceding image.
B": To display the next image.
"b/B"
120min
INDEX DELETE
SELECT
160
FILE
6/8
TOOL SETUP
FILE BACK/NEXT
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Select the B (playback) button on the LCD
screen or on the finder with v/V/b/B on
the control button, then press the center
z.
The moving image and sound are played back.
During playback, B (playback) changes to X
(pause).
B (playback)/
X (pause) button
120min
6/8
0:05
160
INDEX DELETE FILE
SELECT
OK
TOOL
SETUP
Playback bar
To pause playback
Select X (pause) on the LCD screen or on the finder with v/V/b/B on the control
button, then press the center z.
When the menu bar is not displayed
You can directly select the image with b/B on the control button, and play back the
image and sound by pressing the center z. When you press the center z during
playback, playback is paused.
Adjusting the volume
Press VOL +/– to adjust the volume.
LCD screen or finder indicators during moving image playback
Press DISPLAY to turn on/off the indicators on the LCD screen or on the finder.
See page 90 for a detailed description of the indicators.
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Viewing images using a
computer
You can view or modify data recorded with your camera using application software
on a computer, or attach it to an E-mail.
Viewing images using a floppy disk drive
For Windows 98 users
Start up your computer and insert the floppy disk into the disk
drive of your computer.
2
Open [
3
Double-click the desired data file.
Copying a file to the hard disk of your computer before viewing it is
recommended when playing back an audio file or a moving image. If you play
back the file directly from the floppy disk, the image and sound may break off.
My Computer] and double-click [
3 1/2 Floppy (A:)].
Viewing images on a computer connected using the USB cable
This section describes the method for viewing images on a computer using the
supplied USB cable.
What is the USB connection? : You can connect the camera to your computer
using the USB cable, to view or modify the images stored in a floppy disk or
“Memory Stick.”
To make the USB connection: You have to install the USB driver in your
computer beforehand.
Be sure to also see the operation manuals for your computer and application
software.
Notes
• Data recorded with your camera is stored in the following formats. Make sure that applications
that support these file formats are installed on your computer.
—Still images (other than TEXT mode, uncompressed mode and Clip Motion): JPEG format
—Moving images/audio: MPEG format
—Uncompressed mode still images: TIFF format
—TEXT mode/Clip Motion: GIF format
• ActiveMovie Player (DirectShow) must be installed (to play back moving pictures).
• QuickTime 3.2 or newer must be installed (to play back moving pictures).
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xRecommended computer environment
Recommended Windows environment
OS:Microsoft Windows 98, Windows 98SE, Windows Me, Windows 2000 Professional
The above OS is required to be installed at the factory.
Operation is not assured in an environment upgraded to the operating systems described
above.
CPU:MMX Pentium 200 MHz or faster
The USB connector must be provided as standard.
Recommended Macintosh environment
Macintosh computer with the Mac OS 8.5.1/8.6/9.0
The above OS is required to be installed at the factory.
However, note that the update to Mac OS 9.0 should be used for the following models with the
Mac OS 8.6 standard installation at the factory:
iMac with a slot loading type CD-ROM drive, iBook, Power Mac G4
The USB connector must be provided as standard.
Notes
• Operations are not guaranteed for either the Windows or Macintosh environment if you connect
two or more USB equipment to a single computer at the same time (except for the USB
keyboard and mouse which are provided as standard), or when using a hub.
• Depending on the type of USB equipment that is used simultaneously, some equipment may
not operate.
• Operations are not guaranteed for all the recommended computer environments mentioned
above.
• Windows and ActiveMovie, DirectShow are either registered trademarks or trademarks of
Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
• Macintosh and Mac OS, QuickTime are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Apple
Computer, Inc.
• All other product names mentioned herein may be the trademarks or registered trademarks of
their respective companies. Furthermore, “™” and “®” are not mentioned in each case in this
manual.
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xInstalling the USB driver
Do not connect your camera to your computer before installing the
USB driver.
First, install the USB driver to the computer. The USB driver is contained together
with application software for viewing images on a CD-ROM which is supplied with
your camera.
If the drive is not recognized properly, see “Troubleshooting” on page 79.
For Windows 98, Windows 98SE, Windows Me and Windows
2000 Professional users
Make sure that the camera is not connected to your computer.
Do not connect the USB cable in this step.
2
Turn on your computer and allow Windows to load.
3
Insert the supplied CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive of your computer.
The application software screen appears.
4
Click “USB Driver Installation for Windows 98/98SE, Windows Me,
Windows 2000”.
USB driver installation starts.
5
Follow the on-screen messages to install the USB driver.
If the message appears after the installation to verify that you restart the
computer, restart the computer.
6
Connect the USB jack (mini-B) on your camera with the USB
connector on your computer using the supplied USB cable.
To the USB
connector
Computer
To the USB
jack
USB cable
Push the connector as far
as it will go
7
Insert a floppy disk or a “Memory Stick” into your camera, and set
the MS/FD selector to the appropriate position according to the
media inserted.
8
Connect the AC power adaptor and turn on your camera.
“USB MODE” appears on the LCD screen or on the finder of your camera and
the camera is set to communication standby mode. Your computer recognizes
the camera, and the Windows Add Hardware Wizard starts.
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Follow the on-screen messages to recognize the hardware.
The Add Hardware Wizard starts twice because two different USB drivers are
installed. Be sure to allow the installation to complete without interrupting it.
If the message appears after the installation to verify that you restart the
computer, restart the computer.
For Macintosh users
1
Turn on your computer and allow the Mac OS to load.
2
Insert the supplied CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive of your computer.
3
Double-click the CD-ROM drive icon to open the window.
4
Double-click the icon of the hard disk containing the “System
Folder” to open the window.
5
Move the following two files from the window opened in step 3 to
the “System Folder” icon in the window opened in step 4 (drag
and drop).
• Sony USB Driver
• Sony USB Shim
6
When “Put these items into the Extensions folder?” appears, click
“OK.”
7
Restart your computer and connect the USB cable.
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xViewing images
For Windows 98, Windows 98SE, Windows Me and Windows
2000 Professional users
1
Turn on the power of your computer and allow Windows to load.
2
Connect one end of the supplied USB cable to the USB jack (miniB) on the camera and the other end to the USB connector on your
computer.
To the USB
jack
USB cable
Push the connector
as far as it will go
Computer
3
Insert a floppy disk or “Memory Stick” into your camera, and set
the MS/FD selector to the appropriate position according to the
media inserted.
4
Connect the AC power adaptor to your camera and then to a wall
outlet (mains) and turn on the power of your camera.
“USB MODE” appears on the LCD screen or on the finder of the camera.
5
Open “My Computer” on Windows and double-click the newly
recognized drive, “Removable Disk”(Example (D:)∗).
The folders inside the floppy disk or “Memory Stick” are displayed.
If the drive is not recognized properly, see “Troubleshooting” on page 79.
∗ Drive identifier depends on your computer.
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Select and double-click the desired image/audio file from the
folder.
For the detailed folder and file name, see “Image file storage destinations and
image file names” (page 36).
When viewing an image in a floppy disk
Desired file type
E-mail image
Double-click in this order
t Audio file*
“Voice” folder
“E-mail” folder t Image file
Other files
Image file
Audio*
When viewing an image in a “Memory Stick”
Desired file type
Double-click in this order
t “100msdcf” folder t
Moving image* “Mssony” folder t “Moml0001” folder t
Audio*
“Mssony” folder t “Momlv100” folder t
t “100msdcf” folder t
Clip Motion
“Dcim” folder
Still image
“Dcim” folder
Image file
Image file*
Audio file*
Image file
image
“Mssony” folder t “Imcif100” folder t Image file
E-mail image
TIFF image
(uncompressed)
∗ Copying a file to the hard disk of your computer before viewing it is recommended. If
you play back the file directly from the floppy disk or “Memory Stick,” the image and
sound may break off.
For Windows Me or Windows 2000 Professional users
When using Windows Me or Windows 2000 Professional, the following procedures
are recommended when disconnecting the USB cable from your computer, ejecting
the floppy disk or “Memory Stick” from the camera, or changing the position of the
MS/FD selector, while it is connected to your computer.
1 Stop the drive by clicking on the “Unplug/Eject” icon in the task tray.
2 Carry out the operation after the message, confirming the safe removal of the
hardware, appears.
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Notes on using your computer
Floppy disk/“Memory Stick”
• Format the floppy disk or “Memory Stick” only using this camera
(page 72). You cannot format the floppy disk or “Memory Stick” using
a computer via the USB cable.
• Use only a DOS/V 2HD format floppy disk. Other disks will not be recognized by a
computer.
• Do not optimize the “Memory Stick” on a Windows machine. This will shorten the
“Memory Stick” life.
• Do not compress the data on the floppy disk or “Memory Stick.” Compressed files
cannot be played back on your camera.
• Depending on your application software, the file size may increase when you open
a still image file.
• When you load an image modified using the supplied retouching software from
your computer to the camera or when you directly modify the image on the camera,
the image format will differ so the “FILE ERROR” message may appear and you
may be unable to open the file.
• Depending on your application software, only the first frame of a Clip Motion
image may be displayed.
Communications with your computer
Communications between your camera and your computer may not recover after
recovering from Standby or Sleep.
Other
When connecting the camera to a computer or when using an external power source,
remove the battery pack from inside the camera.
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Image file storage destinations
and image file names
Image files recorded with your camera are grouped in folders by recording mode.
Images in a floppy disk and ones in a “Memory Stick” have different file names. The
meanings of the file names are as follows.
When using floppy disks
sss stands for any number within the range from 001 to 999.
f stands for one of the following characters below.
S: Still image file recorded at 640×480 size
F: Still image file of more than 640×480 size
V: Moving image file recorded at 160×112 size
W: Moving image file recorded at 320×240 size
T: Still image file recorded in TEXT mode
C: Clip Motion file recorded in NORMAL mode
M: Clip Motion file recorded in MOBILE mode
For Windows 98 users (The drive recognizing the floppy disk is
[A].)
Storage destination containing still image,
moving image, TEXT mode image and Clip
Motion image data
Folder containing E-mail mode image data
Folder containing VOICE mode audio data
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Location
File
Meaning
• Still image file recorded normally
• Still image file recorded in
— E-MAIL mode (page 51)
— VOICE mode (page 51)
MVC-sssf.411
• INDEX display file
This file can only be played back on
your camera.
MVC-sssf.MPG
• Moving image file
MVC-sssf.GIF
• Still image file recorded in
— TEXT mode (page 52)
— Clip Motion (page 49)
MVC-sssf.THM
• Index image file recorded in
— TEXT mode (page 52)
— Clip Motion (page 49)
E-mail folder
MVC-sssE.JPG
• Small-size image file recorded in EMAIL mode (page 51)
Voice folder
MVC-sssA.MPG
• Audio file recorded in VOICE mode
(page 51)
B Playback
MVC-sssf.JPG
3 1/2 Floppy
[A:]
• The numerical portions of the following files are the same.
—An image file recorded in E-MAIL mode and its corresponding small-size image file
—An audio file recorded in VOICE mode and its corresponding image file
—An image file recorded in TEXT mode and its corresponding index image file
—An image file recorded with Clip Motion and its corresponding index image file
• INDEX display files other than the TEXT mode and Clip Motion files are played back only on this
camera.
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When using “Memory Stick”s
ssss stands for any number within the range from 0001 to 9999.
For Windows 98 users (The drive recognizing the camera is
“D.”)
Folder containing still image recorded in
normal mode, TEXT mode image and Clip
Motion image data
Folder containing E-MAIL mode and TIFF
mode image data
Folder containing moving image data
Folder containing VOICE mode audio data
Folder
100msdcf
File
Meaning
DSC0ssss.JPG
• Still image file recorded normally
• Still image file recorded in
— E-MAIL mode (page 51)
— TIFF mode (page 53)
— VOICE mode (page 51)
CLP0ssss.GIF
• Clip Motion file recorded in NORMAL
mode (page 49)
CLP0ssss.THM
• Index image file of Clip Motion file
recorded in NORMAL mode
MBL0ssss.GIF
• Clip Motion file recorded in MOBILE
mode (page 49)
MBL0ssss.THM
• Index image file of Clip Motion file
recorded in MOBILE mode
TXT0ssss.GIF
• Still image file recorded in TEXT mode
(page 52)
TXT0ssss.THM
• Index image file of still image file
recorded in TEXT mode
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Folder
Imcif100
File
Meaning
DSC0ssss.JPG
• Small-size image file recorded in EMAIL mode (page 51)
DSC0ssss.TIF
• Uncompressed image file recorded in
TIFF mode (page 53)
Moml0001
MOV0ssss.MPG
• Moving image file recorded normally
Momlv100
DSC0ssss.MPG
• Audio file recorded in VOICE mode
(page 51)
B Playback
The numerical portions of the following files are the same.
—A small-size image file recorded in E-MAIL mode and its corresponding image file
—An uncompressed image file recorded in TIFF mode and its corresponding image file
—An audio file recorded in VOICE mode and its corresponding image file
—An image file recorded in TEXT mode and its corresponding index image file
—An image file recorded with Clip Motion and its corresponding index image file
Tips
The digital still camera saves recorded images as digital data. The format of the
saved data is called as the file format. The formats that can be used with this
camera are as follows:
JPEG format
Most digital still cameras, operating systems of computers, and browser software
adopt this format. This format is able to compress files without appreciable
deterioration. However, if the image is compressed and saved on repeated
occasions, the image will deteriorate. This camera records still images using the
JPEG format for normal recording.
GIF format
Using this format, the image will not deteriorate even if the image is compressed
and saved on repeated occasions. This format limits the number of colors to 256
colors. This camera records still images using the GIF format in Clip Motion
(page 49) or TEXT mode (page 52).
TIFF format
Stores shooting images without compression, so the image does not deteriorate.
Most of operating systems and applications correspond to this format. This camera
records still images using the TIFF format for the TIFF mode (page 53).
MPEG format
This format is very typical for moving images. This camera records audio using
the MPEG format for the moving images recording and the VOICE mode
(page 51).
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Advanced operations
Before performing advanced
operations
This section describes the basic control methods that are frequently used for
“Advanced operations.”
How to use the PLAY/STILL/MOVIE selector
The PLAY/STILL/MOVIE selector selects whether you can use your camera to
record or play back and edit images. Set the selector as follows before starting to
operate your camera.
PLAY
STILL
MOVIE
PLAY:
STILL:
MOVIE:
To play back or edit
images
To record still images,
VOICE images and Clip
Motion images
To record moving
images
How to use the control button
The control button is used to select the buttons, images and menus displayed on the
LCD screen or on the finder of your camera and modify the settings. The operation
methods that are frequently used for “Advanced operations” are described below.
Select
Set (enter)
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Turning on/off the operation buttons (menu bar) on the LCD screen or
on the finder
Press v to display the menu bar
on the LCD screen or on the finder.
Press V to clear the menu bar
from the LCD screen or on the
finder.
INDEX DELETE FILE
SELECT
OK
TOOL SETUP
MENU BAR OFF
Menu bar
Note
You cannot clear the menu bar on the INDEX screen (page 61).
Selecting items or images on the LCD screen or on the finder
2
Press v/V/b/B on the control
button to select the item you
want to set or the image you
want to display.
The color of the selected item or the
frame of the selected image
changes from blue to yellow.
Press the center z to enter
the item.
Repeat steps 1 and 2 to execute
each function.
INDEX DELETE FILE
SELECT
OK
TOOL SETUP
MENU BAR OFF
VIDEO OUT
/LANGUAGE
CLOCK SET
BEEP
LCD BRIGHT
INDEX DELETE FILE
SELECT
CLOSE
TOOL
SETUP
The “Advanced operations” section of this manual refers to
selecting and entering items by the above procedure as
“Select [item name].”
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How to change the menu settings
Some of the advanced operations for your camera are executed by selecting menu
items displayed on the LCD screen or on the finder with the control button.
1–3
Control button
PLAY/STILL/MOVIE selector
1
Press v on the control button to display the menu bar.
The menu bar appears as follows according to the position of the PLAY/STILL/
MOVIE selector.
STILL/MOVIE
PLAY (INDEX mode)
PLAY (single mode)
EFFECT FILE
SELECT
OK
2
CAMERA SETUP
MENU BAR OFF
INDEX DELETE FILE
SELECT
OK
Select the desired item with v/V/b/B on the
control button, then press the center z.
The color of the selected item changes from blue to
yellow, and when you press the center z, the settings
that can be set for its item are displayed.
Note
The displayed items are changed according to the position
of the MS/FD selector.
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DELETE FILE
TOOL SETUP
SELECT
SINGLE DISPLAY
TOOL SETUP
MENU BAR OFF
VIDEO OUT
/LANGUAGE
CLOCK SET
BEEP
LCD BRIGHT
INDEX DELETE FILE
SELECT
OK
NTSC
TOOL
SETUP
Select the desired setting with v/V/b/B on the control button, then
press the center z.
To cancel the setup
Press V on the control button repeatedly until the LCD screen or finder returns to the
menu bar display in step 1. To clear the menu bar, press V again.
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Menu settings
Menu items that can be modified differ depending on the positions of the PLAY/
STILL/MOVIE selector or the MS/FD selector. The LCD screen or the finder shows
only the items you can operate at the moment. Initial settings are indicated with x.
(self-timer)
Records with the self-timer (page 23).
EFFECT
Item
P. EFFECT
Description
PLAY/STILL/
MOVIE selector
SOLARIZE Sets the image special effects (page 60). STILL
B&W
MOVIE
SEPIA
NEG.ART
x OFF
DAY &
TIME
Sets whether to insert the date and time STILL
into the image (page 60).
DATE
x OFF
FILE
Item-1
Item-2
Setting
FORMAT OK
DISK
TOOL
(When the
MS/FD
selector is
set to FD.)
CANCEL
DISK
COPY
CANCEL
Description
PLAY/STILL/
MOVIE selector
Formats a floppy disk (page 72). PLAY
Once you format a floppy disk, STILL
all of the data, including
MOVIE
protected images are deleted. Be
sure to check for images before
you format a floppy disk.
Cancels formatting of a floppy
disk.
OK
Copies all data stored in a floppy
disk to another disk (page 70).
CANCEL
Cancels the disk copy.
Goes back to the [DISK TOOL]
item.
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DATE/
TIME
Setting
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Item
FORMAT
(When the
MS/FD
selector is
set to MS.)
FILE
NUMBER
Setting
Description
PLAY/STILL/
MOVIE selector
OK
Formats a “Memory Stick.” Once you
format the “Memory Stick,” all of the
data, including protected images are
deleted. Be sure to check for images
before you format a “Memory Stick.”
CANCEL
Cancels formatting of a “Memory
Stick.”
SERIES
Assigns numbers to files in sequence
even if the floppy disk or “Memory
Stick” is changed. Note that file
numbers are not in sequence between a
floppy disk and “Memory Stick.”
PLAY
STILL
MOVIE
STILL
MOVIE
x NORMAL Resets the file number that starts from
001 or 0001 each time the floppy disk or
“Memory Stick” is changed.
CLIP
MOTION
Sets the image size and number of
frames for creating GIF format
animation (page 49).
STILL
160×120
Up to 10 frames can be recorded.
(NORMAL)
80×72
Up to 2 frames can be recorded.
(MOBILE)
CANCEL
Cancels Clip Motion.
IMAGE
SIZE
(When the
MS/FD
selector is
set to FD.)
x 1600× 1200 Selects the image size when recording
IMAGE
SIZE
(When the
MS/FD
selector is
set to MS.)
x 1600 (FINE) Selects the image size when recording
IMAGE
SIZE
STILL
1600 (3:2) still images.
1600 (ECM)
1024×768
640×480
STILL
1600 (3:2) F still images.
1024 (FINE)
640 (FINE)
320×240
x 160×112
Selects the MPEG image size when
recording moving images.
MOVIE
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Item
REC MODE
Setting
Description
PLAY/STILL/
MOVIE selector
TIFF
Records a TIFF (uncompressed) file in STILL
addition to the JPEG file when the MS/
FD selector is set to MS.
TEXT
Records a GIF file in black-and-white.
VOICE
Records an audio file (with a still image)
in addition to the JPEG file.
E-MAIL
Records a small-size (320×240) JPEG
file in addition to the selected image
size.
x NORMAL Records an image using the normal
recording mode.
REC TIME
SET
15 sec
10 sec
Selects the recording time for moving
images.
MOVIE
x 5 sec
PRINT
MARK
INTERVAL Sets the slide show interval.
x 3 sec/5 sec/10 sec/30 sec/1 min
REPEAT
PROTECT
Starts the slide show.
CANCEL
Cancels the slide show settings or
execution.
ON
Marks the still images to be printed
(page 71).
ON
x OFF
PLAY
A slide show can be repeated. (When
using the floppy disk, a slide show is up
to approx. 20 minutes)
x ON/OFF
START
x OFF
Before performing advanced operations
SLIDE
SHOW
(Only in
PLAY
(single)
mode)
PLAY
Unmarks the print mark of the still
images.
Protects images against accidental
erasure (page 65).
PLAY
Releases protection of images.
CAMERA
Item
DIGITAL
ZOOM
Setting
x ON
OFF
SHARPNESS +2 to –2
Description
Uses digital zoom.
PLAY/STILL/
MOVIE selector
STILL
Does not use digital zoom.
STILL
Adjusts the sharpness of the image.
The
indicator appears (except when
the setting is 0).
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Item
FLASH
LEVEL
Setting
HIGH
Description
PLAY/STILL/
MOVIE selector
Makes the flash level higher than
normal.
STILL
x NORMAL Normal setting.
LOW
EXPOSURE +2.0EV to
–2.0EV
Makes the flash level lower than normal.
Adjusts the exposure before recording.
STILL
MOVIE
TOOL
Item
COPY
(When the
MS/FD
selector is
set to FD.)
Setting
FD t FD
Description
PLAY/STILL/
MOVIE selector
Copies the image to a floppy disk.
PLAY
FD t MS Copies the image to a “Memory Stick.”
CANCEL
Cancels copying of the image (page 68).
COPY
(When the
MS/FD
selector is
set to MS.)
MS t MS Copies the image to a “Memory Stick.” PLAY
RESIZE
(When the
MS/FD
selector is
set to FD.)
1600× 1200 Changes the recorded image size in
1024×768 PLAY (single) mode (page 67).
640×480
CANCEL
PLAY
RESIZE
(When the
MS/FD
selector is
set to MS.)
1600 (FINE) Changes the recorded image size in
1024 (FINE) PLAY (single) mode (page 67).
640 (FINE)
CANCEL
PLAY
SETUP
Item
DEMO
MS t FD Copies the image to a floppy disk.
CANCEL
Setting
x STBY/ON
OFF
Cancels copying of the image (page 68).
Description
PLAY/STILL/
MOVIE selector
STILL
Displayed only when you use the AC
power adaptor in STILL or MOVIE
MOVIE
mode. When [ON] is selected, a
demonstration will start if you do not
operate your camera for about 10
minutes. To stop the demonstration, turn
off your camera.
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Item
Setting
VIDEO
OUT
Sets the video output signal to NTSC
mode (e.g., Japan, the USA).
PAL
Sets the video output signal to PAL
mode (e.g., Europe).
x ENGLISH
CLOCK
SET
—
PLAY
STILL
MOVIE
Displays the menu items in English.
PLAY
STILL
MOVIE
/JPN Displays the menu items in Japanese.
Sets the date and time (page 14).
PLAY
STILL
MOVIE
PLAY
STILL
MOVIE
SHUTTER Turns on the shutter sound only. (The
shutter sound is heard when you press
the shutter button.)
x ON
Turns on the beep/shutter sound (when
you press the control button/shutter
button).
Turns off the beep/shutter sound.
Adjusts the LCD screen brightness
using +/- on the LCD screen or on the
finder.
PLAY
STILL
MOVIE
INDEX (Only in PLAY (single) mode)
Displays six images at a time (PLAY (INDEX) mode).
DELETE (Only in PLAY (single) mode)
Setting
Description
OK
Deletes the displayed image.
CANCEL
Cancels deleting of the image.
PLAY/STILL/MOVIE
selector
PLAY
(Return) (Only in PLAY (INDEX) mode)
Returns to PLAY (single) mode.
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OFF
LCD
BRIGHT
PLAY/STILL/
MOVIE selector
NTSC
/
LANGUAGE
BEEP
Description
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Setting the image size
(IMAGE SIZE)
1
∗ The image is recorded in the ratio of
three to two to fit the printing paper
size. Using this image size, the
margin of an image is not printed out.
However, the slight amount of the
upper and lower of the image being
displayed on the LCD screen or on
the finder is not recorded.
Moving image sizes:
320×240, 160×112
2, 3
1
Set the PLAY/STILL/MOVIE
selector to STILL or MOVIE.
2
Select [FILE] and then
[IMAGE SIZE] from the menu.
3
Select the desired image
size.
Still image size:
• When the MS/FD selector is set
to FD
1600×1200, 1600 (3:2)*,
1600 (ECM), 1024×768,
640×480
(ECM): The image quality
deteriorates, however, the number of
images you can record increases. If
you give priority to the image quality,
select [1600×1200].
• When the MS/FD selector is set
to MS
1600 (FINE), 1600 (3:2)F*,
1024 (FINE), 640 (FINE)
The number of images or the time
that you can record on a floppy
disk or “Memory Stick” (8 MB)
Image size Number of images or time*
Floppy disk “Memory Stick”
1600×1200 Approx. 4
Approx. 8
1600 (3:2)
Approx. 8
Approx. 4
1600 (ECM) Approx. 8
—
1024×768
Approx.
10
Approx.
20
640×480
Approx.
30
Approx.
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320×240
Approx.
15 sec
Approx.
80 sec
(15 sec)**
160×112
Approx.
60 sec
Approx.
320 sec
(60 sec)**
∗ When REC MODE is set to NORMAL.
∗∗ The maximum recording time in
continuous recording
(FINE): The quality of the image
recorded in a “Memory Stick” is
higher than the image recorded in a
floppy disk even if the image size is
same. Also, the file size recorded in a
“Memory Stick” is larger than the file
recorded in a floppy disk.
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Notes
• If you try to record 55 images or more on a
floppy disk, even if the remaining disk
capacity is sufficient, “DISK FULL”
appears on the LCD screen or on the finder
and you cannot record any more images.
• If you try to record 3001 images or more
on a “Memory Stick,” even if the
remaining memory capacity of the
“Memory Stick” is sufficient, “NO
MEMORY SPACE” appears on the LCD
screen or on the finder and you cannot
record any more images.
• In TEXT mode, even if you select [1600
(ECM)], the number of images you can
record is equal with the number in
[1600×1200].
Creating Clip Motion
Files
Clip Motion is an animation function
that plays back still images in
succession. Clip Motion images are
played back on this camera at
approximately 0.5 s intervals. The
images are stored in GIF format, which
is convenient for creating home pages
or attaching images to an e-mail.
4, 5
1
Tips
2, 3
1
Set the PLAY/STILL/MOVIE
selector to STILL.
2
Select [FILE] and then [CLIP
MOTION] from the menu.
3
Select the desired mode.
160×120 (NORMAL)
Clip Motion of up to 10 frames can
be recorded.
This is suitable for use on home
pages, etc.
80×72 (MOBILE)
1600×1200
1600 (3:2)
Clip Motion of up to 2 frames can
be recorded.
This is suitable for use with
portable data terminals.
CANCEL
This cancels the creation of Clip
Motion.
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The size of the image is indicated by the
pixel unit. The higher the number of
pixels, the more information is included.
So, an image that is saved using a large
number of pixels is suitable for a largeformat print and one that is saved using a
smaller number of pixels is suitable for
attaching to an E-mail. Normally, an
image is recorded in the ratio of four to
three to fit the monitor ratio. This camera
can also record the image in the ratio of
three to two to accommodate the most
common printing paper size. This is the
same ratio as the one used in photodeveloping shops.
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Record the image for the first
frame.
160
5
6
2/10
Notes
• Reading and writing data takes more time
than normal image recording.
• Due to the limitations of the GIF format,
the number of colors for Clip Motion
images is reduced to 256 colors or less.
Therefore, the picture quality may
deteriorate for some images.
• The file size is reduced in MOBILE mode,
so the picture quality deteriorates.
• GIF files not created on this camera may
not be displayed correctly.
Record the image for the next
frame.
Image recording can be repeated
up to the maximum number of
recordable frames.
The frame images are
automatically recorded on the
floppy disk or “Memory Stick”
when you select [FINISH] or after
recording the maximum number of
frames.
To stop Clip Motion creation
Select [RETURN] after step 3.
Note that if you record even one frame,
you cannot stop Clip Motion creation.
The number of Clip Motion frames
that you can record on a floppy
disk or “Memory Stick” (8 MB)
Image size
Number of images
Floppy disk “Memory Stick”
160×120
(NORMAL)
Approx.
7*
Approx.
40*
80×72
(MOBILE)
Approx.
54**
Approx.
400**
∗ When recording 10 frames per Clip
Motion file
∗∗ When recording 2 frames per Clip
Motion file
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Recording still
images for e-mail (EMAIL)
The E-MAIL mode records a smallsize (320×240) image at the same time
as a still image. Small-size images are
convenient for e-mail transmission,
etc. Images in E-MAIL mode are
recorded in the JPEG format.
Adding audio files to
still images (VOICE)
Images in VOICE mode are recorded
in the JPEG format, and audio is
recorded in the MPEG format.
3
1
3
2
1
2
1
Set the PLAY/STILL/MOVIE
selector to STILL.
Set the PLAY/STILL/MOVIE
selector to STILL.
2
2
Select [FILE], [REC MODE],
and then [E-MAIL] from the
menu.
Select [FILE], [REC MODE],
and then [VOICE] from the
menu.
3
Record the image.
If you press and release the
shutter button, sound is
recorded for five seconds.
If you hold down the shutter
button, sound is recorded until
you release the shutter button for
up to 40 seconds.
3
Record the image.
The number of images that you
can record on a floppy disk or
“Memory Stick” (8 MB) in E-MAIL
mode
Image size
Number of images
Floppy disk “Memory Stick”
1600×1200 Approx. 3
Approx. 8
1600 (3:2)
Approx. 8
Approx. 3
1600 (ECM) Approx. 7
—
1024×768
Approx. 8
Approx.
20
640×480
Approx.
22
Approx.
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To return to normal
recording mode
Select [NORMAL] in step 2.
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The number of images that you
can record on a floppy disk or
“Memory Stick” (8 MB) in VOICE
mode
Image size
Number of images*
Floppy disk “Memory Stick”
1600×1200 Approx. 3
Approx. 7
1600 (3:2)
Approx. 7
Approx. 3
1600 (ECM) Approx. 5
Recording text
documents (TEXT)
Text is recorded in GIF format to
provide a clear image.
3
1
—
1024×768
Approx. 6
Approx.
17
640×480
Approx.
12
Approx.
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∗ When recording 5-second audio.
To return to normal
recording mode
Select [NORMAL] in step 2.
2
1
Set the PLAY/STILL/MOVIE
selector to STILL.
2
Select [FILE], [REC MODE],
and then [TEXT] from the
menu.
3
Record the image.
The number of images that you
can record on a floppy disk or
“Memory Stick” (8 MB) in TEXT
mode
Image size
Number of images*
Floppy disk “Memory Stick”
1600×1200 Minimum
4
Minimum
25
1600 (3:2)
Minimum
28
Minimum
5
1600 (ECM) Minimum
4
—
1024×768
Minimum
11
Minimum
61
640×480
Minimum
28
Minimum
160
∗ The maximum number of recordable
images depends on the document
condition, such as the amount of text
portions.
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To return to normal
recording mode
Select [NORMAL] in step 2.
Notes
• If the subject is not evenly illuminated, you
may be unable to record a clear image.
• Writing and reading data take more time
than normal recording.
Recording still
images as
uncompressed files
(TIFF)
This mode simultaneously records still
images in both TIFF format
(uncompressed) and JPEG format
(compressed) when using a “Memory
Stick.”
4
1
2
3
Set the PLAY/STILL/MOVIE
selector to STILL.
2
3
Set the MS/FD selector to MS.
4
Record the image.
Select [FILE], [REC MODE],
and then [TIFF] from the
menu.
The number of images that you
can record on a “Memory Stick”
(8 MB) in TIFF mode
Image size
Number of images
1600×1200
1
1600 (3:2)
1
To return to normal
recording mode
Select [NORMAL] in step 3.
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Notes
• JPEG images are recorded in the image
size selected by the [IMAGE SIZE] menu
(page 48). TIFF images are recorded in
[1600×1200] size other than when [1600
(3:2)F] is selected.
• Writing data takes more time than in
normal recording.
Recording images in
macro
1
2
3
1
Set the PLAY/STILL/MOVIE
selector to STILL or MOVIE.
2
Set the FOCUS AUTO/
MANUAL switch to AUTO.
3
Press
(macro).
The
(macro) indicator appears
on the LCD screen or on the finder.
With the zoom lever set to the W
side, you can shoot a subject that is
about 2 cm (13/16 inch) away from
the lens surface in macro mode.
To return to normal
recording mode
Press
again. The
disappears.
indicator
Notes
• You cannot record images in macro with
the following PROGRAM AE modes:
—Landscape mode
—Panfocus mode
• You cannot record images in macro if the
indicator appears.
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Notes
Focusing manually
Normally the focus is automatically
adjusted. This function is useful when
the auto focus does not work well such
as in dark places.
1
2
3
Set the PLAY/STILL/MOVIE
selector to STILL or MOVIE.
2
Set the FOCUS AUTO/
MANUAL switch to MANUAL.
The 9 (manual focus) indicator
appears on the LCD screen or on
the finder.
3
Turn the focus ring to achieve
a sharp focus.
When you shoot still images, the
image on the LCD screen or on the
finder is enlarged (double*) and
the focal point information appears
while the focus is being adjusted.
After adjusting, the image returns
to normal size. The range is from
2 cm (13/16 inch) to ∞ (infinity).
B Various recording
1
• Focal point information may not
completely show the correct distance. Use
the information as a guide.
• Focal point information does not show the
correct distance when attaching the
conversion lens.
• If you shoot a subject within 0.8 m
(31 1/2 inches) while the zoom lever is set
to T side, you cannot get a clear focus. In
such cases, the focal point information
flashes. Move the zoom lever to the W side
until the indicator stops flashing.
• You cannot use this function if you have
selected the Panfocus mode in the
PROGRAM AE function.
∗ When using the digital zoom
function, the enlarged image will be
less than double size.
To reactivate auto focusing
Set the FOCUS AUTO/MANUAL
switch to AUTO.
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Using the PROGRAM
AE function
1
Twilight mode
Suppresses the blurring of colors
of a bright subject in a dark place
so that you can record the subject
without losing the dark atmosphere
of the surroundings.
2
Twilight plus mode
Increases the effectiveness of the
twilight mode function.
PROGRAM AE +/–
1
Set the PLAY/STILL/MOVIE
selector to STILL or MOVIE.
2
Press PROGRAM AE
repeatedly to select the
desired PROGRAM AE mode.
Landscape mode
Focuses only on a distant subject
to record landscapes, etc.
Panfocus mode
Changes the focus quickly and
simply from a close subject to a
distant subject.
Aperture priority mode
For making the subject stand out
against an unclear background or
making both the subject and the
background stand out clearly. Press
PROGRAM AE +/– repeatedly to
select an aperture value in 9 steps
from F2.8 to F11.
Shutter speed priority
mode
For recording a sharp picture of a
fast-moving subject or recording
the flow of motion of a moving
subject.
Press PROGRAM AE +/–
repeatedly to select a shutter speed
in 17 steps from 8'' to 1/500 when
recording a still image, or in 11
steps from 1/8 to 1/500 when
recording a moving image.
To cancel PROGRAM AE
Press PROGRAM AE repeatedly until
the indicator on the LCD screen or on
the finder goes out.
Notes
• You can focus only on distant subjects in
Landscape mode.
• In Panfocus mode, the zoom position is set
to the W side and focus is fixed.
• When you record in Twilight plus mode,
we recommend that you use a tripod to
prevent shaking.
• Set the forced flash
when you use the
flash in the following modes:
– Twilight mode
– Twilight plus mode
– Landscape mode
• You cannot use the PROGRAM AE
function when [REC MODE] is set to
[TEXT].
• If the setting is not appropriate in aperture
priority mode and shutter speed priority
mode, the setting value indicator on the
LCD screen or on the finder flashes. In this
case, reset the value.
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Tips
Under normal recording conditions, the
camera automatically makes various
adjustments, such as those for the focus,
iris, exposure, and white balance, as it
shoots. However, you may not be able to
carry out your desired shooting
depending on shooting conditions. The
program AE function provides you with
near-optimum adjustments to suit your
shooting situation.
Using the Spot lightmetering function
Select this mode when there is
backlight or when there is strong
contrast between the subject and the
background, etc.
SPOT
METER
Press SPOT METER to activate the
spot light-metering function. Position
the point you want to record at the spot
light-metering cross hair.
LCD screen/finder
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Tips
Adjusting the
exposure
(EXPOSURE)
1
2, 3
1
Set the PLAY/STILL/MOVIE
selector to STILL or MOVIE.
2
Select [CAMERA] and then
[EXPOSURE] from the menu.
3
Select the desired exposure
value.
Adjust the exposure value while
checking the brightness of the
background. You can select values
ranging from +2.0 EV to -2.0 EV
in steps of 1/3 EV.
Normally, the camera automatically
adjusts the exposure. If the color of the
image is too dark or bright as illustrated
below, we recommend that you adjust the
exposure manually. When the color of the
image is too dark, set it toward +, and
when it is too bright, set it toward –.
Set the exposure
toward +
Set the exposure
toward –
Note
If a subject is under extremely bright or dark
situations, or the flash is used, the exposure
adjustment may not be effective.
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2 Shoot a white object such as paper
Adjusting the white
balance (WHITE
BALANCE)
full under the same situation you
will shoot.
3 Press
.
The
indicator flashes quickly.
When the white balance has been
adjusted and stored in the memory,
the indicator stops flashing.
Normally the white balance is
automatically adjusted.
1
To reactivate auto adjustment
Select [AUTO] in step 2.
2
Note
Set the PLAY/STILL/MOVIE
selector to STILL or MOVIE.
2
Press WHITE BALANCE
repeatedly to select the
desired white balance
setting.
One-push white balance (
Tips
)
Adjusting the white balance
depending on the light source
OUT DOOR (
)
Recording a sunrise/sunset, night
scene, neon signs, or fireworks
IN DOOR (n)
• Places where the lighting
condition changes quickly
• Under bright lighting such as
photography studios
• Under sodium or mercury lamps
The image is susceptible to lighting
conditions. The image looks blue under
sunlight in the summer, and looks red
under mercury lamps. Human eyes can
resolve these problems. However, the
camera cannot resolve the problem by
making adjustments. Normally, the
camera adjusts it automatically, but, if the
image appears in strange colors, we
recommend that you change the white
balance mode.
AUTO (No indicator)
Adjusts the white balance
automatically
To shoot in one-push white
balance mode
1 Press WHITE BALANCE
repeatedly until the
appears.
indicator
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1
• Select [AUTO] when shooting with
fluorescent lighting.
• The
indicator means:
Slow flashing: white balance is not set.
Quick flashing: white balance is being
adjusted (after you pressed
).
Lit steady: white balance has been set.
• If the
indicator keeps flashing even
when you press
, record in automatic
white balance mode.
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Recording the date
and time on the still
image (DATE/TIME)
Enjoying picture
effects (PICTURE
EFFECT)
4
1
1
2, 3
2, 3
1
Set the PLAY/STILL/MOVIE
selector to STILL.
1
Set the PLAY/STILL/MOVIE
selector to STILL or MOVIE.
2
Select [EFFECT] and then
[DATE/TIME] from the menu.
2
Select [EFFECT] and then
[P. EFFECT] from the menu.
3
Select the date and time.
3
Select the desired mode.
DAY & TIME
SOLARIZE
Imposes the date, hour, and
minute.
The light contrast is clearer and the
picture looks like an illustration.
DATE
B&W
Imposes the year, month, and day.
OFF
Does not impose the date and time.
4
Record the image.
The date and time do not appear on
the LCD screen or on the finder
during shooting. These appear
during playback only.
The picture is monochrome (black
and white).
SEPIA
The picture is sepia-toned like an
old photograph.
NEG.ART
The color and brightness of the
picture are reversed as in a
negative.
OFF
Does not use the picture effect
function.
2001
7
4
To cancel picture effect
Select [OFF] in step 3.
Notes
• If you select [DATE] in step 3, the date is
imposed onto the image in the order selected
with “Setting the date and time” (page 14).
• The date and time are not imposed onto
Clip Motion images.
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To display the next
(previous) index screen
Select v/V at the lower-left on the
B Various playback
Playing back six
images at once
(INDEX)
LCD screen or on the finder.
Displays the previous index
screen.
Displays the next index screen.
1
2
1
Set the PLAY/STILL/MOVIE
selector to PLAY.
2
Select [INDEX] on the LCD
screen or on the finder.
Six images are displayed at once
(index screen).
Only the first frame of Clip Motion
files is displayed.
To return to normal playback
(single image)
• Select the desired image with the
control button.
• Select
(Return).
Note
When viewing an image recorded in Clip
Motion or TEXT mode on the INDEX
screen, the image may appear different from
the actual image.
B Various playback
MVC-001F 2001 7 4 12:30PM
DELETE FILE
TOOL SETUP
SELECT
SINGLE DISPLAY
This shows the position of the
currently displayed images relative
to all the recorded images.
The following marks are displayed
on each image according to the
image type and settings.
: Moving image file
: VOICE mode file
: E-mail file
: Print mark
- : Protect mark
TEXT: TEXT file
TIFF: TIFF file
CLIP: Clip Motion file
(No mark): Normal recording (no
settings)
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Notes
Enlarging a part of the
still image (Zoom and
trimming)
3
1
2, 4
1
Set the PLAY/STILL/MOVIE
selector to PLAY.
2
Display the image to be
enlarged.
3
Zoom in/out the image with
the zoom lever.
The zoom scaling indicator
appears on the LCD screen or on
the finder.
4
Press the control button
repeatedly to select the
desired portion of the image.
v: The image moves downward
V: The image moves upward
b: The image moves rightward
B: The image moves leftward
• You cannot trim moving images, still
images recorded in Clip Motion, TEXT
mode, or uncompressed images.
• Zoom scaling is up to 5× regardless of the
original image size.
• The quality of enlarged images may be
deteriorated.
• The original data is left even if you enlarge
the image.
• The enlarged image is recorded as the
newest file.
To return to the normal size
Zoom out with the zoom lever until the
zoom scaling indicator ( ×1.1)
disappears from the screen, or simply
press the center z.
To record an enlarged image
(trimming)
1 Enlarge the image.
2 Press the shutter button. The image
is recorded at 640×480 size and the
image on the LCD screen or on the
finder returns to the normal size after
recording.
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Playing back the still
images in order
(SLIDE SHOW)
This function is useful for checking the
recorded images or for presentations,
etc.
To skip to the next/previous
image during the slide show
Select \b/B\ at the lower-left on the
LCD screen or on the finder.
Note
The interval setting time may vary
depending on the image size.
1
2, 3
1
Set the PLAY/STILL/MOVIE
selector to PLAY.
2
Select [FILE] and then [SLIDE
SHOW] from the menu.
Set the following items.
INTERVAL
B Various playback
You can select from 1 min (one
minute), 30 sec (30 seconds),
10 sec (10 seconds), 5 sec
(5 seconds), or 3 sec (3 seconds).
REPEAT
ON: Plays back images in a
continuous loop (When using the
floppy disk, the slide show stops
approximately 20 minutes*) until
[RETURN] is selected.
OFF: After all images have been
played back, the slide show ends.
∗ The slide show does not end until all
the images are played back, even if it
takes more than 20 minutes.
3
Select [START].
The slide show begins.
To cancel the slide show
Select [CANCEL] in step 2 or 3.
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Viewing images on a
TV screen
Before connecting your camera, be
sure to turn off the TV.
Set the TV/VIDEO
switch to
“VIDEO”.
A/V
connecting
cable
to A/V OUT (MONO)
jack
1
Connect the A/V connecting
cable to the A/V OUT (MONO)
jack of your camera and to
the audio/video input jacks of
the TV.
If your TV has stereo type input
jacks, connect the audio plug of the
A/V connecting cable to the Lch
jack.
2
Turn on the TV and start
playback on your camera.
The playback image appears on the
TV screen.
Note
You cannot use a TV that has an antenna
(aerial) connector only.
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B Editing
3
Preventing accidental
erasure (PROTECT)
The - (protect) indicator appears on
protected images.
When you select [ALL]
Select [ON].
All the images in the floppy disk or
“Memory Stick” are protected.
When you select [SELECT]
Select all the images to be
protected with the control button,
then select [ENTER]. The selected
images are protected.
1
2, 3
In single mode
1
2
Set the PLAY/STILL/MOVIE
selector to PLAY, then
display the image to be
protected.
Select [FILE], [PROTECT],
and then [ON] from the menu.
The displayed image is protected
and the - indicator appears.
SELECT
PROTECT
OK
0001-0006/0040
ENTER CANCEL
To release protection
If you selected [ALL] in step 2, select
[OFF]. If you selected [SELECT] in
step 2, select the images to be
unprotected with the control button,
then select [ENTER].
To release protection
Select [OFF] in step 2.
B Editing
In INDEX mode
1
Set the PLAY/STILL/MOVIE
selector to PLAY, then
display the INDEX screen.
2
Select [FILE], [PROTECT],
and then [ALL] or [SELECT]
from the menu.
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Deleting images
(DELETE)
Protected images cannot be deleted.
1
2, 3
When you select [ALL]
Select [ENTER].
All the unprotected images are
deleted.
When you select [SELECT]
Select all the images to be deleted
with the control button, then select
[ENTER]. The
(delete)
indicator appears on the selected
images and these images are
deleted.
In single mode
1
2
Set the PLAY/STILL/MOVIE
selector to PLAY, then
display the image to be
deleted.
Select [DELETE] and then
[OK] from the menu.
The image is deleted.
In INDEX mode
1
Set the PLAY/STILL/MOVIE
selector to PLAY, then
display the INDEX screen.
2
Select [DELETE] and then
[ALL] or [SELECT] from the
menu.
SELECT
DELETE
OK
0001-0006/0040
ENTER CANCEL
To cancel deleting
Select [CANCEL] in step 2 or 3.
Note
If there are files on the “Memory Stick”
with names having the same last 4 digits as
the file name of the image to be deleted,
these files are also deleted at the same time.
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Notes
Changing the
recorded still image
size (RESIZE)
Use this function when you need a
small-size image to attach it to an Email. The original image is retained
even after resizing. The resized image
is recorded as the newest file.
• You cannot change the size of images
recorded in TEXT mode, moving images,
uncompressed images, or Clip Motion
images.
• When you change from a small size to a
large size, the picture quality deteriorates.
1
2, 3
1
Set the PLAY/STILL/MOVIE
selector to PLAY, then
display the image of which
you want to change the size.
2
Select [TOOL] and then
[RESIZE] from the menu.
3
Select the desired size.
• When the MS/FD selector is set
to FD
1600×1200, 1024×768, 640×480.
B Editing
• When the MS/FD selector is set
to MS
1600 (FINE), 1024 (FINE),
640 (FINE).
The resized image is recorded,
then the display returns to the
image display before resizing.
To cancel changing the size
Select [CANCEL] in step 3.
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Copying images
(COPY)
Copies images to another floppy disk
or “Memory Stick.”
In single mode
• When the MS/FD selector is set
to MS.
MS t MS: Copies to the
“Memory Stick”
MS t FD: Copies to the floppy
disk
2
1
5
When you select [FD t MS] or
[MS t FD], the camera
automatically starts copying if the
floppy disk and “Memory Stick”
are inserted.
3, 4
1
Select the media using the
MS/FD selector.
2
Set the PLAY/STILL/MOVIE
selector to PLAY, then
display the image to be
copied.
3
Select [TOOL], and then
[COPY] from the menu.
Select the media that the
image will be copied onto.
• When the MS/FD selector is set
to FD.
FD t FD: Copies to the floppy
disk
FD t MS: Copies to the
“Memory Stick”
5
Insert or change the floppy
disk or “Memory Stick”
following the messages on
the LCD screen or on the
finder.
“RECORDING” appears. When
copying is completed,
“COMPLETE” appears.
To end copying, select [EXIT].
To continue copying the
image to other floppy disks
or “Memory Stick”s
After “COMPLETE” appears in step 5,
select [CONTINUE] and repeat step 5
above.
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In INDEX mode
5
∗ [ALL] can be selected only when
selecting [FD t FD] or [FD t
MS].
2
1
6
When you select [SELECT]**
Select all the images to be copied
with the control button. The
mark appears on the selected
images and then select [ENTER].
∗∗ When selecting [MS t FD], the
3, 4, 5
1
Select the media using the
MS/FD selector.
2
Set the PLAY/STILL/MOVIE
selector to PLAY, then
display the INDEX screen.
3
Select [TOOL], and then
[COPY] from the menu.
4
Select the media that the
image will be copied onto.
• When the MS/FD selector is set
to FD.
FD t FD: Copies to the floppy
disk
FD t MS: Copies to the
“Memory Stick”
necessary number of floppy disks
appears after selecting [ENTER].
Select [OK] again.
6
Insert or change the floppy
disk or “Memory Stick”
following the messages on
the LCD screen or on the
finder.
“RECORDING” appears. When
copying is completed,
“COMPLETE” appears.
To end copying, select [EXIT].
To continue copying the
image to other floppy disks
or “Memory Stick”s
After “COMPLETE” appears in step 6,
select [CONTINUE] and repeat step 6.
When selecting [MS t FD], if the
amount of total images that will be
copied is too large to copy to one
floppy disk, the images will be copied
using multiple floppy disks.
To cancel copying partway
Select [CANCEL].
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• When the MS/FD selector is set
to MS.
MS t MS: Copies to the
“Memory Stick”
MS t FD: Copies to the floppy
disk
When you select [ALL]*
Select [OK].
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Notes
• You cannot copy uncompressed images.
• You cannot copy the image that is bigger
than 1.4 MB.
• You cannot copy the images that the total
amount of the images is bigger than
1.4 MB. If “NOT ENOUGH MEMORY”
appears or
flashes on the INDEX
screen, cancel some images to copy and try
again.
• If you eject and insert the floppy disk or
“Memory Stick” without selecting [EXIT]
after “COMPLETE” appears, the image
will be copied.
• The number of floppy disks that is needed
for copying is as a guide, which is
displayed when selecting [MS t FD].
Copying all the
information on your
floppy disk (DISK
COPY)
You can copy to another disk not only
the images you have recorded with
your camera but also various files you
have created in other software with
your computer.
Notes
• Once you carry out DISK COPY, all
information saved on the recipient floppy
disk is erased to be replaced by newly
written data including the protected image
data. Check the contents of the recipient
disk before copying the disk.
• Be sure to use the floppy disk that has been
formatted by this camera to carry out
DISK COPY (page 72).
1, 4
3
1
2
1
Set the MS/FD selector to FD,
then insert the floppy disk to
be copied.
2
Select [FILE], [DISK TOOL],
[DISK COPY], and then [OK]
from the menu.
“DISK ACCESS” appears.
3
When “CHANGE FLOPPY
DISK” is displayed, eject the
floppy disk.
“INSERT FLOPPY DISK”
appears.
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4
Insert another floppy disk.
“RECORDING” appears. When
copying is completed,
“COMPLETE” appears.
To end copying, select [EXIT].
To continue copying to other
floppy disks
After “COMPLETE” appears in step 4,
select [CONTINUE] and repeat steps 3
and 4 above.
Selecting still images
to print (PRINT MARK)
You can mark a print mark on still
images recorded with your camera.
This mark is convenient when you
have images printed at a shop that
conforms with the DPOF (Digital Print
Order Format) standard.
1
To cancel copying partway
Select [CANCEL].
2, 3, 4
Note
If you eject and insert the floppy disk
without selecting [EXIT] after
“COMPLETE” appears, DISK COPY will
be carried out onto the floppy disk.
In single mode
1
Set the PLAY/STILL/MOVIE
selector to PLAY and display
the image you want to print.
2
Select [FILE], [PRINT MARK],
and then [ON] from the menu.
The
(print) mark is marked on
the displayed image.
To unmark the print mark
B Editing
Select [OFF] in step 2.
In INDEX mode
1
Set the PLAY/STILL/MOVIE
selector to PLAY, then
display the INDEX screen.
2
Select [FILE], [PRINT MARK],
and then [SELECT] from the
menu.
3
Select the images to be
marked with the control
button.
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Select [ENTER].
The
marks on the selected
images change from green to
white.
PRINT MARK
SELECT
OK
0001-0006/0100
ENTER CANCEL
Format
When you format a floppy disk or
“Memory Stick,” all data stored on the
floppy disk or “Memory Stick” will be
deleted. Check the contents of the
floppy disk or “Memory Stick” before
formatting.
Note
Even if images are protected, these images
will be deleted.
To unmark selected print
marks
Select the images to be unmarked in
step 3 with the control button, then
select [ENTER].
1
2
To unmark all the print
marks
3
Select [FILE], [PRINT MARK],
[ALL], and then [OFF] from the menu.
The
marks on all images are
unmarked.
To print out using the FVP-1
Mavica Printer
1
Select the floppy disk or
“Memory Stick” using the
MS/FD selector.
2
Insert only the floppy disk or
“Memory Stick” you want to
format.
Be sure to insert only the media
you want to format.
3
Select [FILE] from the menu.
• When formatting a floppy disk
Select [DISK TOOL],
[FORMAT], and then [OK] from
the menu.
• When formatting a “Memory
Stick”
Select [FORMAT], and then
[OK] from the menu.
Set PRESET SELECT SW to PC on
the printer.
Notes
• You cannot mark moving images, Clip
Motion images or images recorded in
TEXT mode.
• If you mark an image recorded in TIFF
mode with a print mark, only the
uncompressed image is printed, and the
JPEG image recorded at the same time is
not printed.
To cancel formatting
Select [CANCEL] in step 3.
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Notes
• Format the floppy disk or “Memory
Stick” only using this camera. You
cannot format the floppy disk or
“Memory Stick” using a computer
via the USB cable.
• When you format, be sure to use a fully
charged battery pack or the AC power
adaptor as the power source.
B As an external drive
Using the camera as
an external drive of a
computer
Once you connect the camera to a
computer using the USB cable, you
can use the camera as a floppy disk/
“Memory Stick” drive of a computer.
Install the USB driver to the computer
beforehand (page 31).
For Windows 98, Windows
98SE, Windows Me, and
Windows 2000 Professional
Users
Connect the camera to the
computer using the supplied
USB cable.
2
Select the drive type using
the MS/FD selector on this
camera.
When used as the floppy disk
drive, set the MS/FD selector to
FD.
When used as the “Memory Stick”
drive, set the MS/FD selector to
MS.
3
Connect the AC power
adaptor and turn on the
camera.
4
Open “My Computer” on
Windows and check the icon
“Removable Disk,” then use
the camera as an external
drive.
Note
When using Windows Me or Windows 2000
Professional, see also page 34.
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Additional information
Precautions
On cleaning
Cleaning the LCD screen or finder
Wipe the screen surface with a
cleaning cloth (not supplied) or an
LCD cleaning kit (not supplied) to
remove fingerprints, dust, etc.
Cleaning the camera surface
Clean the camera surface with a soft
cloth slightly moistened with water,
then wipe the surface dry. Do not use
any type of solvent such as thinner,
alcohol or benzene as this may damage
the finish or the casing.
After using your camera at the
seashore or other dusty locations
Clean your camera carefully.
Otherwise, the salty air may corrode
the metal fittings or dust may enter the
inside of your camera, causing a
malfunction.
On floppy disks
To protect data recorded on floppy
disks, note the following:
• Avoid storing floppy disks near
magnets or magnetic fields such as
those of speakers and televisions.
Otherwise, 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.
• 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 a disk of other brand.
On operating temperature
Your camera is designed for use
between the temperatures of 0°C to
40°C (32°F to 104°F). Recording in
extremely cold or hot places that
exceed this range is not recommended.
On 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.
Moisture condensation occurs
easily when:
• The camera is brought from a cold
location such as a ski slope into a
warmly heated room.
• The camera is taken from an airconditioned room or car interior to
the hot outdoors, etc.
How to prevent moisture
condensation
When bringing the camera from a cold
place to a warm place, seal the camera
in a plastic bag and allow it to adapt to
conditions at the new location over a
period of time (about an hour).
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If moisture condensation occurs
Immediately eject the floppy disk, then
turn off the camera and wait about an
hour for the moisture to evaporate.
Note that if you attempt to record with
moisture remaining inside the lens, you
will be unable to record clear images.
On AC power adaptor
• Use only the specified charger with
the charging function.
• To prevent accident from a short
circuit, do not allow metal objects to
come into contact with the battery
terminals.
• Keep the battery pack away from fire.
• 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.
• Keep the battery pack dry.
• Do not expose the battery pack to any
mechanical shock.
• Do not disassemble nor modify the
battery pack.
• Attach the battery pack to the camera
securely.
• Charging while some capacity
remains does not affect the original
battery capacity.
On the built-in rechargeable
lithium battery
Your camera is supplied with a built-in
rechargeable lithium battery installed
so as to retain the date and time, etc.,
regardless of the setting of the POWER
switch. The built-in rechargeable
lithium battery is always charged as
long as you are using your camera. The
battery, however, will get discharged
gradually if you do not use your
camera. It will be completely
discharged in about six months if you
do not use your camera at all. Even if
the built-in rechargeable lithium
battery is not charged, it will not affect
the camera operation. To retain the
date and time, etc., charge the battery if
the battery is discharged.
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• Unplug the unit from the wall outlet
(mains) when you are not using the
unit for a long time. To disconnect
the power cord (mains lead), pull it
out by the plug. Never pull the power
cord (mains lead) itself.
• Do not operate the unit with a
damaged cord (mains lead) or if the
unit has been dropped or damaged.
• Do not bend the power cord (mains
lead) forcibly, or place a heavy object
on it. This will damage the cord
(mains lead) and may cause fire or
electrical shock.
• Prevent metallic objects from coming
into contact with the metal parts of
the connecting section. If this
happens, a short may occur and the
unit may be damaged.
• Always keep metal contacts clean.
• Do not disassemble the unit.
• Do not apply mechanical shock or
drop the unit.
• While the unit is in use, particularly
during charging, keep it away from
AM receivers and video equipment.
AM receivers and video equipment
disturb AM reception and video
operation.
• The unit becomes warm during use.
This is not a malfunction.
• Do not place the unit in locations that
are:
— Extremely hot or cold
— Dusty or dirty
— Very humid
— Vibrating
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Charging the built-in rechargeable
lithium battery:
• Connect your camera to house
current (mains) using the AC power
adaptor supplied with your camera,
and leave your camera with the
power turned off for more than 24
hours.
• Or install the fully charged battery
pack in your camera, and leave your
camera with the power turned off for
more than 24 hours.
If any problem occurs, unplug your
camera and contact your nearest Sony
dealer.
On “Memory Sticks”
“Memory Stick” is a new compact,
portable and versatile IC recording
medium with a data capacity that
exceeds a floppy disk. “Memory Stick”
is specially designed for exchanging
and sharing digital data among
“Memory Stick” compatible products.
Because it is removable, “Memory
Stick” can also be used for external
data storage.
Notes
• Do not remove the “Memory Stick” while
reading or writing data.
• Data may be damaged if:
—you remove the “Memory Stick” or turn
off your camera while reading or writing
data.
—you use the “Memory Stick” in a
location subject to the effects of static
electricity or noise.
• Do not attach any other material than the
supplied label on the labeling position.
• When you carry or store the “Memory
Stick,” put it in its supplied case.
• Do not touch the terminals of a “Memory
Stick” with your hand or a metal object.
• Do not strike, bend or drop the “Memory
Stick.”
• Do not disassemble or modify the
“Memory Stick.”
• Do not allow the “Memory Stick” to get
wet.
“Memory Stick”,
, “MagicGate
Memory Stick” and
are
trademarks of Sony Corporation.
“MagicGate” and
are
trademarks of Sony Corporation.
Using your camera
abroad
Power sources
There are two types of “Memory
Sticks”: general “Memory Sticks” and
“MagicGate Memory Sticks” that are
equipped with the MagicGate*
copyright protection technology.
You can use both types of “Memory
Stick” with your camera. However,
because your camera does not support
the MagicGate standards, data
recorded with your camera is not
subject to MagicGate copyright
protection.
You can use your camera in any
country or area with the supplied
battery charger within 100 V to 240
V AC, 50/60 Hz. Use a commercially
available AC plug adaptor [a], if
necessary, depending on the design of
the wall outlet (mains) [b].
AC-L10A/L10B/L10C
∗ MagicGate is copyright protection
technology that uses encryption
technology.
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Watching the playback picture on
TV
If you want to view the playback
picture on a TV, you need a TV having
a video input jack and a video
connecting cable.
The color system of the TV must be
the same as that of your digital still
camera. Check the following list:
NTSC system
Bahama Islands, Bolivia, Canada,
Central America, Chile, Columbia,
Ecuador, Jamaica, Japan, Korea,
Mexico, Peru, Surinam, Taiwan, the
Philippines, the U.S.A., Venezuela, etc.
PAL system
Australia, Austria, Belgium, China,
Denmark, Finland, Germany, Great
Britain, Holland, Italy, Kuwait,
Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway,
Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden,
Switzerland, Thailand, etc.
PAL-M system
Brazil
PAL-N system
SECAM system
Bulgaria, Czech Republic, France,
Guiana, Hungary, Iran, Iraq, Monaco,
Poland, Russia, Slovak Republic,
Ukraine, etc.
What is the “InfoLITHIUM” battery
pack?
The “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack is a
lithium-ion battery pack that has
functions for communicating
information related to operating
conditions between your camera and
the AC power adaptor.
The “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack
calculates the power consumption
according to the operating conditions
of your camera, and displays the
remaining battery time in minutes.
Charging the battery pack
• Be sure to charge the battery pack
before you start using your camera.
• We recommend charging the battery
pack in an ambient temperature of
between 10°C to 30°C (50°F to 86°F)
until the POWER ON/OFF (CHG)
lamp goes out, indicating that the
battery pack is fully charged. If you
charge the battery pack outside of
this temperature range, you may not
be able to efficiently charge the
battery pack.
• After charging is completed, either
disconnect the AC power adaptor
from the DC IN jack on your camera
or remove the battery pack.
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Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay
About “InfoLITHIUM”
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Effective use of the battery pack
• Battery performance decreases in
low-temperature surroundings. So,
the time that the battery pack can be
used is shorter in cold places. We
recommend the following to use the
battery pack longer:
— Put the battery pack in a pocket
close to your body to warm it up,
and insert it in your camera
immediately before you start
taking shots.
— Use the large capacity battery
pack (NP-F550, optional).
• Frequently using the LCD panel or
frequently operating the zoom wears
out the battery pack faster. We
recommend using the large capacity
battery pack (NP-F550, optional).
• Be certain to turn the POWER switch
to off when not taking shots or
playing back on your camera.
• We recommend have spare batteries
handy for two or three times the
expected shooting time, and make a
trial shots before taking the actual
shots.
• Do not expose the battery pack to
water. The battery pack is not waterresistant.
Remaining battery time indicator
• If the power goes off although the
battery remaining indicator indicates
that the battery pack has enough
power to operate, charge the battery
pack fully again so that the indication
on the battery remaining indicator is
correct. Note, however, that the
correct battery indication sometimes
will not be restored if it is used in
high temperatures for a long time or
left in a fully charged state, or the
battery pack is frequently used.
Regard the remaining battery time
indication as the approximate
shooting time.
• The E mark indicating there is little
remaining battery time sometimes
flashes depending on the operating
conditions or ambient temperature
and environment even if the
remaining battery time is 5 to 10
minutes.
How to store the battery pack
• Even if the battery pack is not used
for a long time, store it in a dry, cool
place after fully charging it once per
year and then using the battery pack
up on your camera. This is to
maintain the battery pack’s functions.
• To use the battery pack up on your
camera, leave the POWER switch to
on in PLAY mode until the power
goes off without a floppy disk or a
“Memory Stick” inserted.
Battery life
• The battery life is limited. Battery
capacity decreases little by little as
you use it more and more, and as
time passes. When the battery
operating time is shortened
considerably, a probable cause is that
the battery pack has reached the end
of its life. Please buy a new battery
pack.
• The battery life varies according to
how it is stored and operating
conditions and environment for each
battery pack.
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Troubleshooting
If you experience trouble with your camera, first check the following items. Should
your camera still not operate properly after you have made these checks, consult your
Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. If code displays (C:ss:ss)
appear on the LCD screen or on the finder, the self-diagnosis display function is
working (page 87).
Cause and/or Solution
Your camera does not
work.
• You are not using an “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack.
t Use an “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack (page 9).
• The floppy disk is not inserted properly.
t Eject the disk, and insert it again (page 16).
• The battery level is too low. (The
indicator
appears.)
t Charge the battery pack fully (page 10).
• The AC power adaptor is not connected securely.
t Connect it securely to the DC IN jack and a wall
outlet (mains) (page 10, 13).
• The malfunction occurs inside the camera.
t Turn off the power, and turn on after one
minute, then check that the camera works
properly.
Your camera cannot
record images.
• The PLAY/STILL/MOVIE selector is set to PLAY.
t Set it to STILL or MOVIE (pages 18, 25).
• No floppy disk is inserted into your camera.
t Insert a floppy disk (page 16).
• The tab on the disk is set to the unrecordable
position.
t Set it to the recording position (page 16).
• No “Memory Stick” is inserted into your camera.
t Insert a “Memory Stick” (page 17).
• The write-protect switch on the “Memory Stick” is
set to LOCK.
t Set it to the recording position.
The picture is out of focus.
• Your camera is not in macro recording mode when
you shoot a subject that is about 3 to 25 cm
(1 3/16 to 9 7/8 inches) away from the lens.
t Set the macro recording mode (page 54).
t Move the zoom lever to the W side.
The resizing function does
not work.
• You cannot resize moving images, text images, Clip
Motion images, and uncompressed images.
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Symptom
Cause and/or Solution
You cannot display a print
mark.
• You cannot display print marks on moving images,
text images and Clip Motion images.
The picture is noisy.
• Your camera is placed near a TV or other
equipment that uses strong magnets.
t Move your camera away from the TV, etc.
The picture is too dark.
• You are shooting a subject with a light source
behind the subject.
t Adjust the exposure (page 58).
• The brightness of the LCD screen is too low.
t Adjust the brightness of the LCD screen
(page 20).
The flash does not work.
• The flash is set to
.
t Set the flash to (no indication),
, or
(page 23).
• The camera is in one of the following PROGRAM
AE modes: Twilight, Twilight plus, or Landscape.
t Cancel the PROGRAM AE function or set the
flash to
(page 23, 56).
• The PLAY/STILL/MOVIE selector is set to
MOVIE.
t Set it to STILL.
• The flash is not popped up.
t Pop up the flash (page 23).
The date and time are
recorded incorrectly.
• The date and time are not set correctly.
t Set the correct date and time (page 14).
Vertical streaks appear
when you are shooting a
very bright subject.
• This is called the smear phenomenon.
t This is not a malfunction.
The zoom does not work.
• PROGRAM AE is set to the Panfocus mode.
t Cancel the Panfocus mode (page 56).
Digital zoom does not
function.
• You cannot use digital zoom when recording
moving pictures.
• Digital zoom is set to [OFF].
t Set digital zoom to [ON] at the menu.
The image is in
monochrome.
• You shot the image in TEXT mode.
t Cancel the TEXT mode (page 52).
• The picture effect is set to B&W.
t Cancel the B&W mode (page 60).
The image cannot be
played back on a
computer.
t Consult the computer or software manufacturer.
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Cause and/or Solution
The image and sound
break off when you play
back an image on a
computer.
• You are playing back the file from the floppy disk
or “Memory Stick.”
t Copy the file to the hard disk of the computer
and then play back the file from the hard disk
(pages 29, 34).
Your camera cannot delete
an image.
• The image is protected.
t Cancel the protection (page 65).
The power turns off
suddenly.
• With the PLAY/STILL/MOVIE selector set to
STILL or MOVIE, if you do not operate the camera
for about three minutes while the power is on, the
camera turns off automatically to prevent wearing
down the battery pack.
t Turn on the camera.
• The battery pack is discharged.
t Replace it with a fully charged battery pack.
The image does not
appear on the TV screen.
• The VIDEO OUT setting of your camera is
incorrect.
t Change the setting (page 47).
The slide show function
stops automatically.
• The slide show function stops after about
20 minutes when using a floppy disk.
t To continue the slide show, select [START]
again (page 63).
You cannot use the
PROGRAM AE function.
• The camera is set to TEXT mode.
t Cancel the TEXT mode (page 52).
The macro function does
not work.
• The camera is in manual focus mode.
t Set it to auto focus mode (page 55).
• PROGRAM AE is set to the Panfocus mode.
t Cancel the Panfocus mode (page 56).
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Symptom
Cause and/or Solution
Your computer does not
recognize your camera.
• The battery level is low.
t Use the AC power adaptor (page 13).
• The camera is turned off.
t Turn on the camera.
• The USB cable is not connected firmly.
t Disconnect the USB cable, and connect it again
firmly. Make sure that “USB MODE” is
displayed on the LCD screen or on the finder
(page 31).
• The USB connectors on your computer are
connected to other equipment besides the keyboard,
the mouse, and your camera.
t Disconnect the USB cables except for the ones
connected to the keyboard, the mouse, and your
camera.
• The position of the MS/FD selector is not set to the
proper position for the media being used.
t Set the MS/FD selector to the proper position.
• The USB driver is not installed.
t Install the USB driver (page 31).
• For Windows 98, Windows 98SE, Windows
Me and Windows 2000 Professional users
Since the camera is connected to a computer with
the USB cable before installing the USB driver, the
drive is not recognized properly by the computer.
t Delete the drive which is not recognized
properly, then install the USB driver. For details,
see the procedure below.
Reinstall the USB driver when using Windows 98, Windows
98SE, Windows Me and Windows 2000 Professional
1
2
Turn on your computer and allow Windows to load.
3
Insert a media and set the MS/FD selector to the appropriate
position according to the media inserted.
4
Connect the AC power adaptor to your camera and then to a wall
outlet (mains), and turn on the power of your camera.
Connect the USB jack on the camera and the computer with the
supplied USB cable.
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Open “Device Manager” on Windows.
For Windows 98, Windows 98SE and Windows Me users:
1 Open [Control Panel] from [
My Computer], then double-click [System].
2 System properties is displayed. Click the [Device Manager] tab located at the
top.
3 Click [
SonyDSC] in [
Other devices], then click the [Delete (E)]
button located at the lower-right corner.
For Windows 2000 Professional users:
* Log in with the permission of administrator.
1 Open [Control Panel] from [
My Computer], then double-click [System].
2 System properties is displayed. Click the [Hardware] tab located at the top,
then click the [Device Manager (D)] button.
3 Click [View] in [Device Manager], then click [Devices by type (E)].
4 Right-click [
SonyDSC] in [
Other devices], then click [Delete (E)].
After the message appears to verify that you delete the device
manager, click the [OK] button.
7
Turn off the camera, disconnect the USB cable, and restart the
computer.
8
Install the USB driver in the supplied CD-ROM to the computer
following the procedure on page 31. Perform all steps without
skipping.
Additional information
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Battery packs
Symptom
Cause and/or Solution
The battery pack cannot
be charged.
• The power of the camera is turned on.
t Turn off the power of the camera (page 10).
The battery life is short.
• You are recording/playing back images under
extremely cold temperatures.
• The battery pack is not charged enough.
t Charge the battery pack fully.
• The battery pack is dead.
t Replace the battery pack with a new one.
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Symptom
Cause and/or Solution
The indication of the
battery remaining time is
not proper, or the power is
immediately turned off
even if the battery
remaining indicator
indicates that the battery
level is sufficient.
• You are using the camera for many hours under
extremely hot or cold temperatures.
• The battery pack is dead.
t Replace the battery pack with a new one
(page 9).
• The battery level is too low.
t Install the fully charged battery pack (page 9,
10).
• A deviation has occurred in the remaining battery
time.
t Charge the battery pack fully (page 10).
The POWER ON/OFF
(CHG) lamp flashes when
charging a battery pack.
• A malfunction has occurred in the battery pack.
t Contact your Sony dealer or local authorized
Sony service facility.
The POWER ON/OFF
(CHG) lamp does not light
up when charging a
battery pack.
• The AC power adaptor is not connected.
t Connect the power cord firmly to a wall outlet
(mains) (page 10).
• The battery pack is not installed properly.
t Install it properly (page 9).
• Charging of the battery pack is complete.
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Warning and notice messages
Various messages appear on the LCD screen or on the finder. Check the
corresponding descriptions in the following list.
Message
Meaning
DRIVE ERROR
There is trouble with the disk drive.
SYSTEM ERROR
Turn the power off and on again.
No disk is inserted.
NO MEMORY STICK
No “Memory Stick” is inserted.
FORMAT ERROR
• The floppy disk loaded is not MS-DOS
formatted (512 bytes×18 sectors).
• Failed to format the “Memory Stick.”
• The Floppy Disk Adaptor for Memory
Stick is inserted.
MEMORY STICK ERROR
The inserted “Memory Stick” cannot be
used with your camera, or the “Memory
Stick” is damaged or not inserted
correctly.
DISK PROTECT
The tab on the disk is set to the
unrecordable position.
MEMORY STICK LOCKED
The write-protect switch on the
“Memory Stick” is set to the LOCK
position.
DISK FULL
The disk is full.
NO MEMORY SPACE
The capacity of the “Memory Stick” is
not sufficient to record images.
NO FILE
No image is recorded on the disk.
FILE ERROR
Trouble has occurred during playback.
FILE PROTECT
The image is protected.
DISK ERROR
A 2DD floppy disk is inserted, or there is
trouble with the disk.
DIRECTORY ERROR
A directory with the same name already
exists.
NOT ENOUGH MEMORY
The remaining capacity of the floppy
disk or “Memory Stick” is not enough to
copy the image.
IMAGE SIZE OVER
You tried to play back images with an
image size larger than the maximum
playback size of this camera.
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Message
Meaning
INVALID OPERATION
You are playing back a file that was
created on equipment other than your
camera.
for “InfoLITHIUM” battery only
The battery is not the “InfoLITHIUM” type.
-
The image is protected.
The battery level is too low. When the
remaining time is about 5 to 10 minutes,
E may flash depending on the battery
pack used, operating conditions, or the
environment.
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Self-diagnosis display
Your camera has a self-diagnosis display. This
function displays the camera condition on the
LCD screen or on the finder with a combination
of a letter and four digits of numbers. If this
appears, check the following code chart. The code
informs you of the camera’s current condition.
The last two digits (indicated by ss) will differ
depending on the state of the camera.
Self-diagnosis display
• C: ss: ss
You can repair the camera
yourself.
• E: ss: ss
Contact your Sony dealer or local
authorized Sony service facility.
Cause and/or Corrective Action
C:32:ss
• There is trouble with the disk drive.
t Turn the power off and on again.
C:13:ss
• An unformatted floppy disk or
“Memory Stick” is inserted.
t Format the floppy disk or “Memory
Stick.” (page 72)
• A floppy disk or “Memory Stick” not
compatible with this camera is inserted.
t Change the floppy disk or “Memory
Stick.” (pages 16, 17)
E:61:ss
E:91:ss
• A camera malfunction that you cannot
repair has occurred.
t Contact your Sony dealer or local
authorized Sony service facility and
inform them of the 5-digit
indication. (example: E:61:10)
If you are unable to rectify the problem even if you try corrective actions a
few times when C:ss:ss is indicated, contact your Sony dealer or local
authorized Sony service facility.
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Specifications
LCD panel
TFT (Thin Film Transistor
active matrix) drive
Total number of dots
180 000 (800×225) dots
Rated output voltage
DC 8.4 V, 1.5 A in operating
mode
Operating 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.)
125×39×62 mm (5×1 9/16×
2 1/2 inches) (w/h/d)
Mass (Approx.)
280 g (10 oz)
General
NP-F330 battery pack
Application
Sony battery pack NP-F330
(supplied)/F550
Power requirements
8.4 V
Power consumption
(During shooting)
4.2 W (When using the LCD
screen)
3.8 W (When using the
finder)
Operating 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.)
127×124×184 mm
(5×5×7 1/4 inches) (w/h/d)
Mass (Approx.)
990 g (2 lb 3 oz) (including
NP-F330 battery pack,
floppy disk/“Memory Stick”
and lens cap, etc.)
Built-in microphone
Electret condenser
microphone
Built-in speaker
Dynamic speaker
Battery type
Lithium ion
Maximum output
voltage
DC 8.4 V
Mean output voltage
DC 7.2 V
Capacity
5.0 Wh (700 mAh)
Operating temperature
0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Dimensions (Approx.)
38.4×20.6×70.8 mm
(1 9/16×13/16×2 7/8 inches)
(w/h/d)
Mass (Approx.)
70 g (2 oz)
System
LCD screen
Image device
6.64 mm (1/2.7 type) color
CCD
Lens
10× zoom lens
f = 6.0 – 60.0 mm (1/4 –
2 3/8 inches)
(39 – 390 mm
(1 9/16 – 15 3/8 inches)
when converted into a
35 mm still camera)
F = 2.8
Exposure control
Automatic exposure
White balance
Automatic, Indoor, Outdoor,
One-push
Data system
Movie: MPEG
Still: JPEG, GIF (in TEXT
mode, Clip Motion), TIFF
Audio with still image:
MPEG (Monaural)
Recording medium
Floppy disk:
3.5 inch 2HD MS-DOS
format (1.44 MB)
“Memory Stick”
Flash
Recommended recording
distance:
0.6 m to 2.5 m (23 5/8 inches
to 8 1/3 feet)
LCD panel
TFT (Thin Film Transistor
active matrix) drive
Total number of dots
123 200 (560×220) dots
Input and Output
connector
A/V OUT (MONO)
(Monaural)
Minijack Video:
1 Vp-p, 75 Ω, unbalanced,
sync negative
Audio: 327 mV (at a 47 kΩ
load)
Output impedance: 2.2 kΩ
ACC jack
Minijack
USB jack
mini-B
Finder
AC-L10A/L10B/L10C
AC power adaptor
Power requirements
100 to 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
Accessories
AC-L10A/L10B/L10C
AC power adaptor (1)
Power cord (mains lead) (1)
USB cable (1)
NP-F330 battery pack (1)
A/V connecting cable (1)
Shoulder strap (1)
Lens cap (1)
Lens cap strap (1)
CD-ROM (SPVD-004 USB
Driver) (1)
Operating instructions (1)
Design and specifications
are subject to change
without notice.
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LCD screen/finder indicators
The indicators during recording
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
qa
120min
+1.0EV
10
REC 0:03
15s
1600 ECM
DATE
SOLARIZE
F2.8
500
EFFECT FILE
OK
SELECT
A Sharpness indicator
B Focus mode indicator/Macro
indicator
C Battery remaining indicator
P Remaining disk capacity/
Remaining memory capacity
indicator
: Floppy disk
: “Memory Stick”
Q Recording time indicator
E PROGRAM AE indicator/Zoom
indicator
R Self-diagnosis function
indicator/Recording time
indicator
F White balance indicator
S Self-timer indicator
G SteadyShot indicator
T Spot light-metering indicator
H Picture effect indicator
U Menu bar and guide menu
They appear by pressing v on the
control button and disappear by
pressing V.
I DATE indicator
J EV level indicator
K Iris/Shutter speed indicator
L AE lock indicator/Focus lock
indicator
M Recording mode/Clip Motion
indicator
N Image size indicator
O Number of recorded images
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D Flash level indicator/Flash
mode indicator
CAMERA SETUP
MENU BAR OFF
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qd
qf
qg
qh
qj
qk
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The indicators during still image playback
1
2
3
4
5
120min
MVC-011F
11/12
1600
2001
7
6
7
8
9
4 12:00AM
A Protect indicator/Zoom scaling
indicator
: Floppy disk
: “Memory Stick”
B Print mark indicator
G Number of stored images on a
floppy disk or “Memory Stick”
C Recording mode/Clip Motion
indicator
H Image number
D Image size indicator
I Recording date of the playback
image*
E File name*
∗ When the menu bar is displayed, this
indicator disappears from the screen.
F Remaining disk capacity/Remaining
memory capacity indicator
The indicators during moving image playback
120min
1
2
3
4
5
160
INDEX DELETE FILE
SELECT
OK
6/8
0:10
6
7
8
9
0
TOOL SETUP
MENU BAR OFF
A Moving image file indicator
G Counter
B Image size indicator
H Image number/number of
stored images on a floppy disk
or “Memory Stick”
C Playback button/pause button
B is displayed during stop, and X
during playback.
D Image searching buttons
I Playback image
J Playback bar
E Menu bar and guide menu
F Remaining disk capacity/Remaining
memory capacity indicator
: Floppy disk
: “Memory Stick”
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Index
A
,
AC power adaptor.....10 13
ACC jack ...........................8
Adjusting brightness
Image...........................46
LCD screen..................20
AE (auto exposure) ..........18
Auto power-off function ..11
,
B
Battery pack
Charging ......................10
Installing........................9
Remaining time ...........10
Usable time..................11
BEEP................................47
C
Charging ..........................10
Cleaning...........................74
Clip Motion......................49
CLOCK SET....................14
Control button..................40
COPY...............................68
D
DELETE ..........................66
DEMO..............................46
DIGITAL ZOOM .....21 45
DISK COPY ....................70
DISK TOOL ....................43
DPOF ...............................71
,
E
Editing
COPY ..........................68
DELETE......................66
PROTECT ...................65
E-MAIL ...........................51
F
FILE NUMBER...............44
Finder ...............................19
FLASH LEVEL ...............46
Floppy disk
Copying .......................70
Format .........................72
Inserting.......................16
Number of recordable
images
48 50 51 52 53
Usable type..................16
FORMAT.........................72
Full charge .......................10
, , , ,
G
Image
Copying .......................68
Deleting .......................66
File name .....................36
Print mark....................71
Protect .........................65
Size ..............................48
INDEX screen..................61
Indicators on the LCD screen
or on the finder ............89
“InfoLITHIUM” battery
pack ........................9 77
J
, ,
JPEG ................. 18 29 39
M
Macro recording...............54
Manual focusing ..............55
"Memory Stick"
Copying .......................68
Format .........................72
Inserting.......................17
Number of recordable
images
48 50 51 52 53
Menu ................................42
MOBILE mode ................49
Moisture condensation.....74
Moving image
Playback ......................27
Recording ....................25
MPEG .......................25 29
, , , ,
,
N
Number of recordable
images
Battery pack ................11
Clip Motion .................50
E-mail mode ................51
Image size....................48
TEXT mode.................52
TIFF mode...................53
VOICE mode...............52
P
PICTURE EFFECT .........60
PLAY/STILL/MOVIE
selector ........................40
Playing back
INDEX screen .............61
Moving images............27
Slide show ...................63
Still images..................26
Viewing images on a
computer.............29
Viewing images on a TV
screen..................64
Power source
AC power adaptor .......13
Batter pack.....................9
PRINT MARK.................71
PROGRAM AE ...............56
PROTECT........................65
R
REC MODE.....................45
Recording
Clip Motion .................49
E-mail mode ................51
In macro.......................54
Moving image .............25
Still image ...................18
TEXT mode.................52
TIFF mode...................53
VOICE mode...............51
With flash ....................23
RESIZE............................67
S
Self timer .........................23
Self-diagnosis display ......87
Setting the date and time..14
SHARPNESS...................45
Single display...................61
SLIDE SHOW .................63
SteadyShot .......................22
Still image
Playback ......................26
Recording ....................18
T
TEXT mode .....................52
TIFF .................................53
U
USB..................................31
Using flash .......................23
Using your camera
abroad ..........................76
V
Viewing images using a
computer......................29
VOICE .............................51
W
Warning messages ...........85
WHITE BALANCE.........59
Z
Zoom................................21
, , ,
GIF............. 29 39 49 52
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