Cyber-shot Handbook

Cyber-shot Handbook

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How to use this handbook

Click on a button at upper right to jump to the corresponding page.

This is convenient when searching for a function you want to view.

Search for information by function.

Search for information by operation.

Search for information in a listing of

MENU/Settings items.

Search for information by keyword.

Marks and notations used in this handbook

In this handbook, the sequence of operations is shown by arrows ( t).

Operate the camera in the order indicated.

Marks are shown as they appear in the camera’s default setting.

The default setting is indicated by .

Indicates cautions and limitations relevant to the correct operation of the camera.

Indicates information that is useful to know.

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Notes on using the camera

Notes on the types of “Memory Stick” media that you can use (sold separately)

“Memory Stick Duo” media:

You can use a “Memory Stick

Duo” media with the camera.

“Memory Stick”

media: You cannot use a

“Memory Stick” media with the camera.

Other memory cards cannot be used

• For details on “Memory Stick Duo” media, see

page 169.

When using a “Memory Stick Duo” media with “Memory Stick” media compatible equipment

You can use the “Memory Stick Duo” media by inserting it into the “Memory Stick Duo” media Adaptor (sold separately).

Notes on the LCD screen, the LCD finder and lens

• The LCD screen and the LCD finder are manufactured using extremely high-precision technology so over 99.99% of the pixels are operational for effective use. However, some tiny black and/or bright dots (white, red, blue or green) may appear on the LCD screen. These dots are a normal result of the manufacturing process and do not affect the recording.

Black, white, red, blue or green dots

• Do not hold the camera by taking hold of the

LCD screen.

“Memory Stick

Duo” media

Adaptor

Notes on the battery pack

• Charge the battery pack (supplied) before using the camera for the first time.

• You can charge the battery pack even if it is not completely discharged. In addition, even if the battery pack is not fully charged, you can use the partially charged capacity of the battery pack as is.

• If you do not intend to use the battery pack for a long time, use up the existing charge and remove it from the camera, then store it in a cool, dry place. This is to maintain the battery pack functions.

• For details on the usable battery pack, see

page 171.

• Exposing the LCD screen, the LCD finder or the lens to direct sunlight for long periods may cause malfunctions. Be careful when placing the camera near a window or outdoors.

• Do not press against the LCD screen. The screen may be discolored and that may cause a malfunction.

• Images may trail across on the LCD screen in a cold location. This is not a malfunction.

• Be careful not to bump the movable lens, and be careful not to apply force to it.

Note when playing movies on other devices

This camera utilizes MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Main

Profile to record movies. Therefore, movies recorded using this camera cannot be played on devices that do not support MPEG-4 AVC/H.264.

The images used in this Handbook

The images used as examples in this Handbook are reproduced images, and are not actual images shot using this camera.

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Table of contents

Notes on using the camera

How to use this handbook····································· 2

Notes on using the camera ··································· 3

Operation Search ·················································· 7

MENU/Settings Search ······································· 10

Identifying parts··················································· 15

Using the mode dial ············································ 16

Using the jog dial················································· 17

Changing the DISP (screen display) setting ······· 18

Using the internal memory ·································· 20

Shooting

Intelligent Auto Adjustment ································· 21

Scene Selection ·················································· 22

Easy Shooting ····················································· 24

Manual Exposure Shooting ································· 26

Shutter Speed Priority Shooting ·························· 27

Aperture Priority Shooting ··································· 28

Program Auto ······················································ 29

Hand-held Twilight ·············································· 30

Anti Motion Blur··················································· 31

Sweep Panorama················································ 32

Movie Mode························································· 34

Smile Shutter······················································· 35

Zoom ··································································· 36

Self-Timer···························································· 37

Macro ·································································· 38

Flash ··································································· 39

Focus ·································································· 40

High-speed burst shooting/Exposure bracket ····· 42

EV ······································································· 44

ISO ······································································ 45

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Viewing

Viewing still images············································· 46

Playback zoom···················································· 47

Image Index ························································ 48

Delete·································································· 49

Viewing movies ··················································· 50

MENU

(Shooting)

MENU items (Shooting) ······································ 10

MENU

(Viewing)

MENU items (Viewing) ········································ 12

Settings

Setting items ······················································· 13

TV

Viewing images on a TV with SD (Standard

Definition) ·························································· 129

Viewing images on an HD (High Definition) TV ····130

Computer

Enjoying your Windows computer····················· 135

Installing the software (supplied)······················· 137

On “PMB (Picture Motion Browser)” (supplied) ····138

Enjoying images on your computer··················· 139

Using the “Music Transfer” (supplied) ··············· 143

Using your Macintosh computer························ 144

Viewing “Cyber-shot Step-up Guide” ················ 147

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Printing

Printing still images ··········································· 148

Printing images directly using a PictBridge compliant printer················································ 149

Printing at a shop ·············································· 151

Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting ················································ 152

Warning indicators and messages ···················· 162

Others

Using the camera abroad — Power sources ···· 168

On the “Memory Stick Duo” media ···················· 169

On the InfoLITHIUM battery pack ····················· 171

On the battery charger ······································ 172

Index

Index ································································· 173

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Operation Search

Leaving the settings to the camera

Intelligent Auto Adjustment

······························· 21

Scene Selection

··················································· 22

Scene Recognition

·············································· 62

Shooting portraits

Shooting images manually

Portrait

···································································· 22

Twilight Portrait

···················································· 22

Smile Shutter

························································ 35

Scene Recognition

·············································· 62

Face Detection

····················································· 65

Anti Blink

································································ 68

Red Eye Reduction

············································· 69

Manual Exposure Shooting

······························ 26

Shutter Speed Priority Shooting

······················ 27

Aperture Priority Shooting

································· 28

Program Auto

······················································· 29

Shooting panoramic images

Sweep Panorama

················································ 32

Gourmet

································································· 22

Shooting food arrangements

Shooting close to objects

Macro

······································································ 38

Shooting moving objects

Advanced Sports Shooting

······························· 22

Movie Mode

··························································· 34

High-speed burst shooting/Exposure bracket

·················································································· 42

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Shooting without blur

High Sensitivity

····················································· 22

Hand-held Twilight

·············································· 30

Anti Motion Blur

···················································· 31

2-second delay self-timer

·································· 37

ISO

··········································································· 45

SteadyShot

···························································· 77

Shooting with backlight

Forced flash

·························································· 39

Scene Recognition

·············································· 62

DRO

········································································· 70

Shooting in dark places

High Sensitivity

····················································· 22

Anti Motion Blur

···················································· 31

Slow Synchro (Flash On)

·································· 39

ISO

··········································································· 45

Adjusting exposure

Changing focus position

Histogram

······························································ 19

EV

············································································ 44

Focus

······································································ 40

Face Detection

····················································· 65

Changing image size

Image Size

····························································· 54

Deleting images

Displaying enlarged images

Editing images

Delete

································································ 49, 94

Format

·································································· 121

Playback zoom

····················································· 47

Trimming

································································ 91

Retouch

·································································· 91

Multi-Purpose Resize

········································· 93

Playing back a series of images in order

Continuous Playback

·········································· 79

Slideshow with music

········································· 80

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Shooting/Viewing with easy-to-see indicators

Easy Shooting

······················································ 24

Printing images with the date

Using the “PMB (Picture Motion Browser)”

················································································ 138

Changing date and time settings

Initializing settings

Area Setting

························································ 127

Date & Time Setting

·········································· 128

Initialize

································································· 111

Printing images

Viewing on TVs

Information about optional accessories

Printing still images

··········································· 148

Viewing images on a TV with SD

(Standard Definition)

········································· 129

Viewing images on a HD (High Definition)

TV

··········································································· 130

“Cyber-shot Step-up Guide”

··························· 147

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MENU/Settings Search

MENU items (Shooting)

You can select the various shooting functions easily from the MENU button.

1 Press the MENU button to display the menu screen

2 Select the desired menu item with v/V/b/B on the control button

3 Press the MENU button to turn off the menu screen

Control button

MENU button

In the table below, indicates a function is available and — that it is unavailable.

Menu items

Scene Selection

Mode dial

Movie shooting mode

Shooting Direction

Image Size

Flash

White Balance

Metering Mode

Bracket Set

Scene Recognition

Smile Detection Sensitivity

Face Detection

Flash Level

Anti Blink

Red Eye Reduction

DRO

Noise Reduction

Color Mode

Color Filter

Color Saturation

Contrast

Sharpness

SteadyShot

(Settings)

* The operation is limited according to the selected Scene Selection mode.

— —

*

*

*

*

*

*

*

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Note

• Only the items that are available for each mode are displayed on the screen.

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MENU items (Viewing)

You can select the various viewing functions easily from the MENU button.

1 Press the

(Playback) button to switch to playback mode

2 Press the MENU button to display the menu screen

3 Select the desired menu item with v/V/b/B on the control button

4 Press z on the center of the control button

(Playback) button

Control button

MENU button

In the table below, indicates a function is available and — that it is unavailable.

View Mode

“Memory Stick Duo” media

Internal

Memory

Menu items

(Slideshow)

(Date List)

(Event List)

(View Mode)

(Filter by Faces)

(Change Main Image)

(Add / Remove

Favorites)

(Display Burst Group)

(Retouch)

(Multi-Purpose

Resize)

(Delete)

(Protect)

DPOF

(Print)

(Rotate)

(Select Folder)

(Settings)

Date View Event View

Favorites Folder View Folder View

Notes

• Only the items that are available for each mode are displayed on the screen.

• When the mode dial is set to (Easy Shooting), if you press MENU, the delete screen appears. You can select between [Delete Single Image] or [Delete All Images].

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Setting items

You can change the settings on the (Settings) screen.

1 Press the MENU button to display the setting screen then press z on the control button to display the setup screen

3 Select the desired category with v/V, press B to select each item, then z

4 Select the desired setting, then press z

Categories

Shooting Settings

Main Settings

“Memory Stick” Tool

Items

AF Illuminator

Grid Line

Digital Zoom

Conversion Lens

Flash Sync.

Auto Orientation

Auto Review

Expanded Focus

Custom Button

Beep

Language Setting

Function Guide

Initialize

Demo Mode

HDMI Resolution

CTRL FOR HDMI

COMPONENT

Video Out

Wide Zoom Display

USB Connect

Download Music

Format Music

Format

Create REC.Folder

Change REC.Folder

Delete REC.Folder

Copy

File Number

Control button

MENU button

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Categories

Internal Memory Tool

Clock Settings

Items

Format

File Number

Area Setting

Date & Time Setting

Notes

• [Shooting Settings] appears only when settings have been entered from shooting mode.

• [“Memory Stick” Tool] appears only when a “Memory Stick Duo” media is inserted in the camera, while

[Internal Memory Tool] appears only when a “Memory Stick Duo” media is not inserted.

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Identifying parts

A ON/OFF (Power) button

B Mode dial (16)

C

/

(Burst /Bracket) button (42)

D Shutter button

E For shooting: W/T (Zoom) lever (36)

For viewing: (Index) lever/

(Playback zoom) lever (48, 47)

F FOCUS button (40)

G Self-timer lamp/

Smile Shutter lamp/

AF illuminator

H Lens

I Flash

J Finder adjustment dial

K FINDER/LCD button

L Hook for shoulder strap

M DC IN jack/DC IN jack cover

N Multi connector

O Stereo microphone

P Finder

Q

(Playback) button (46)

R LCD screen

S (Delete) button (49)

T

(Custom) button (107)

U Jog dial (17)

V Hook for shoulder strap

W MENU button (10)

X Control button

Menu on: v/V/b/B/z

Menu off: DISP/ / /

Y Speaker

Z Battery insertion slot wj Battery eject lever wk “Memory Stick Duo” media slot wl Access lamp e; Battery/ “Memory Stick Duo” media cover ea Tripod receptacle es RESET button

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Using the mode dial

Set the mode dial to the desired function.

Mode dial

(Intelligent Auto

Adjustment)

(Easy Shooting)

Allows you to shoot with the settings adjusted automatically

(page 21).

(Program Auto)

Allows you to shoot/view still images with easy-to-see indicators

(page 24).

Allows you to shoot with the exposure adjusted automatically (both

the shutter speed and the aperture value) (page 29). You can set

various functions using the menu.

Allows you to shoot after adjusting the shutter speed manually

(page 27).

(Shutter Speed

Priority Shooting)

(Aperture Priority

Shooting)

(Manual Exposure

Shooting)

Allows you to shoot after adjusting the aperture value manually

(page 28).

Allows you to shoot after adjusting the exposure manually (both the

shutter speed and the aperture (F value)) (page 26). You can set

various functions using the menu.

(Anti Motion Blur)

Allows you to shoot with reduced blur without using the flash when

composing burst shots taken in high-speed (page 31).

(Hand-held Twilight)

Allows you to shoot with reduced blur in low light scenes without

tripod when composing burst shots taken in high-speed (page 30).

(Sweep Panorama)

Allows you to shoot a panoramic image after composing images

(page 32).

(Scene Selection)

Allows you to shoot with preset settings according to the scene

(page 22).

(Movie Mode)

Allows you to record movies with audio (page 34).

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Using the jog dial

The jog dial is used to change the setting values when shooting in Manual Exposure Shooting,

Shutter Speed Priority Shooting, Aperture Priority Shooting, Program Auto, ISO sensitivity adjustment, the focus method adjustment or the EV adjustment. By turning the jog dial, you can easily view the next/previous image. You can also adjust the EV settings in (Intelligent

Auto Adjustment) or (Scene Selection).

In (Advanced Sports Shooting), you can set the EV and ISO settings with the jog dial.

Selecting the item

Jog dial

Selecting the setting value

1 Press the jog dial to select an item in the shooting screen

The item to set is displayed larger.

2 Turn the jog dial to select the setting value

Turn right to increase the value, turn left to decrease the value.

Note

• Items displayed in gray cannot be set by pressing the jog dial.

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Changing the DISP (screen display) setting

1 Press DISP (screen display) on the control button

2 Select the desired mode with the control button

Bright +

Image Only

Sets screen brighter and displays only images.

Bright +

Histogram

Bright

Sets screen brighter and displays a graph of the image brightness.

Image information is also displayed during playback.

Sets screen brighter and displays the information.

Normal

Sets screen to standard brightness and displays the information.

Note

• If you view images in bright outside light, adjust the screen brightness up. However, the battery power may decrease faster under such condition.

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Histogram

A histogram is a graph showing the brightness of an image. The graph display indicates a bright image when skewed to the right side, and a dark image when skewed to the left side.

A

Number of pixels

B Brightness

A

Dark

B

Bright

1 Press DISP (screen display) on the control button, then select [Bright +

Histogram]

Notes

• The histogram also appears when playing back a single-image, but you cannot adjust the exposure.

• The histogram does not appear when:

– Recording movies

– Playing back movies

– Viewing vertical orientation images

– Rotating still images

– Shooting with Sweep Panorama

– Viewing images shot with Sweep Panorama

– Viewing main images

• A large difference in the histogram displayed during shooting and playback may occur when:

– The flash strobes

– The shutter speed is slow or fast

• The histogram may not appear for images recorded using other cameras.

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Using the internal memory

The camera has approximately 11 MB of internal memory. This memory is not removable. Even when there is no “Memory Stick Duo” media inserted in the camera, you can record images using this internal memory.

B

When a “Memory Stick Duo” media is inserted

[Recording]: Images are recorded on the “Memory Stick

Duo” media.

[Playback]: Images on the “Memory Stick Duo” media are played back.

[Menu, Settings, etc.]: Various functions can be performed on images on the “Memory Stick Duo” media.

B

Internal memory

When there is no “Memory Stick Duo” media inserted

[Recording]: Images are recorded using the internal memory.

[Playback]: Images stored in the internal memory are played back.

[Menu, Settings, etc.]: Various functions can be performed on images in the internal memory.

On image data stored in the internal memory

We recommend that you copy (back up) data without error using one of the following methods.

To copy (back up) data on a hard disk of your computer

Perform the procedure on pages 139 to 140 without a “Memory Stick Duo” media inserted in the

camera.

To copy (back up) data on a “Memory Stick Duo” media

Prepare a “Memory Stick Duo” media with sufficient free capacity, then perform the procedure

explained in [Copy] (page 125).

Notes

• You cannot transfer image data on a “Memory Stick Duo” media to the internal memory.

• By making a USB connection between the camera and a computer with a cable for multi-use terminal, you can transfer data stored in the internal memory to a computer. However you cannot transfer data on a computer to the internal memory.

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Intelligent Auto Adjustment

Allows you to shoot still images with the setting adjusted automatically.

1 Set the mode dial to (Intelligent Auto Adjustment)

2 Shoot with the shutter button

Note

• Flash mode is set to [Flash Auto] or [Flash Off].

z

On Scene Recognition

Scene Recognition operates in Intelligent Auto Adjustment mode. This function lets the camera automatically recognize the shooting conditions and shoot the image.

Scene Recognition icon

The camera recognizes (Twilight), (Twilight Portrait), (Twilight using a tripod),

(Backlight), (Backlight Portrait), (Landscape), (Macro) or (Portrait), and displays an icon on the LCD screen when the scene is recognized.

For details, see page 62.

z

If you shoot a still image of a subject that is difficult to focus on

• The shortest shooting distance is approximately 1 cm (13/32 inches) (W), 150 cm (4 feet

11 1/8 inches) (T) (from the lens).

• When the camera cannot focus on the subject automatically, the AE/AF lock indicator changes to flash slowly and the beep does not sound. Either recompose the shot or change the focus setting

(page 40).

• Focusing may be difficult in the following situations:

– It is dark and the subject is in distance

– The contrast between the subject and the background is poor

– The subject is seen through glass

– The subject is moving quickly

– There is reflective light or shiny surfaces

– The subject is flashing

– The subject is backlit

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Scene Selection

Allows you to shoot with preset settings according to the scene.

1 Set the mode dial to (Scene Selection)

2 Select the desired mode t z on the control button

If you want to switch to another scene, press the MENU button.

(High Sensitivity)

Allows you to shoot images without a flash under low light conditions, reducing blur.

(Portrait)

Allows you to shoot with backgrounds blur away, and the subject is sharpened.

(Advanced

Sports Shooting)

(Landscape)

Allows you to shoot subjects with fast movements such as sports.

While the shutter is pressed halfway, the movement of the subject is predicted and the focus will be adjusted.

Allows easy shooting of distant scenes by focusing in the distance. Shoots vivid blue sky and flora colors.

(Twilight Portrait)

Allows you to shoot sharp images of people with the night view in the background without compromising the atmosphere.

(Twilight)

Allows you to shoot night scenes at far distance without losing the dark atmosphere of the surroundings.

(Gourmet)

(Beach)

(Snow)

(Fireworks)

Allows you to shoot food arrangements in delicious and bright color.

Allows you to record the blue of the water clearly when shooting seaside or lakeside scenes.

Allows you to record clear images preventing sunken colors in snowy scenes or other places where the whole screen appears white.

Allows you to record fireworks in all their splendor.

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Note

• When you shoot images using (Twilight Portrait), (Twilight) or (Fireworks) mode, the shutter speed is slower and the images tend to blur. To prevent blurring, the use of a tripod is recommended.

Functions you can use in Scene Selection

For shooting an image appropriately according to the scene condition, a combination of functions is determined by the camera. indicates a function is available, and — that it is unavailable. The icons below [Flash] indicate the available flash modes.

Some functions are not available, depending on the Scene Selection mode.

Self-Timer

Macro On

Flash

Face Detection/

Smile Shutter

Burst/Bracket

ISO

White Balance

Red Eye Reduction

Anti Blink

SteadyShot

**

*

* [Off] for [Face Detection] cannot be selected.

** [Flash] for [White Balance] cannot be selected.

— —

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Easy Shooting

Allows you to shoot still images using the minimum necessary functions.

The settings you can change are [Image Size], [Self-Timer] and [Flash].

The text size increases and indicators become easier to see.

1 Set the mode dial to (Easy Shooting)

2 Shoot with the shutter button

Note

• The battery power decreases faster because the screen brightness increases automatically.

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Changing Image Size, Self-Timer and Flash settings

Image Size:

Self-Timer:

Flash:

MENU t [Image Size] t z on the control button t desired mode t z

Select between [Large] or [Small] size.

on the control button t desired mode

Select between [Self-Timer 10sec] or [Self-Timer Off] mode.

on the control button t desired mode

Select between [Flash Auto] or [Flash Off] mode.

MENU t [Flash] t z t desired mode t z

Select between [Auto] or [Off] mode.

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On Scene Recognition

Scene Recognition operates in Easy Shooting mode. This function lets the camera automatically recognize the shooting conditions and shoot the image.

Scene Recognition icon

The camera recognizes (Twilight), (Twilight Portrait), (Twilight using a tripod),

(Backlight), (Backlight Portrait), (Landscape), (Macro) or (Portrait) and displays an icon on the LCD screen when the scene is recognized.

For details, see page 62.

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On Easy Viewing mode

When you press the (Playback) button with the mode dial set to (Easy Shooting), the playback screen text becomes larger and easier to see. In addition, the functions that can be used are limited.

(Delete) button:

You can delete the currently displayed image.

Select [OK] t z

MENU button:

You can delete the currently displayed image with [Delete Single

Image], delete all images in a folder with [Delete All Images].

• View Mode is set to [Folder View]. If you set the mode dial to a mode other than (Easy

Shooting), then playback images, the images are displayed in the preselected View Mode.

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Manual Exposure Shooting

You can shoot still images at a desired exposure after adjusting shutter speed and the aperture (F value) manually.

The camera maintains the setting even when the power is turned off. Once you set a value, you can reproduce the same exposure by simply setting the mode dial to (Manual Exposure

Shooting).

1 Set the mode dial to (Manual Exposure

Shooting)

2 Press the jog dial to select ISO, shutter speed or aperture (F value)

Each time you press the jog dial, the selectable items change.

3 Turn the jog dial to set the value

4 Shoot with the shutter button

F value

Shutter speed EV value

Notes

• If the proper exposure is not obtained after making the settings, the setting value indicators on the screen flash when the shutter button is pressed halfway down. You can shoot in this condition, but we recommend that you adjust the flashing value again.

• The flash is set to [Flash On] or [Flash Off].

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If you set the shutter speed and the aperture

(F value)

The difference between the exposure set manually and proper exposure judged by the camera appears on the screen as an EV value. You can use this value to judge the brightness of the image. 0EV indicates the value set manually is judged the most suitable by the camera. EV with “+” indicates image overexposure, EV with “–” indicates underexposure.

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Shutter Speed Priority Shooting

You can shoot still images after adjusting the shutter speed manually.

1 Set the mode dial to (Shutter Speed Priority Shooting)

2 Press the jog dial

3 Turn the jog dial to select the shutter speed value

You can select a shutter speed from 1/4000 to 30 seconds.

You can set the EV or ISO setting with the jog dial.

4 Shoot with the shutter button

Shutter speed

Notes

• The flash is set to [Flash On] or [Flash Off].

• When the shutter speed is fast, the amount of flash light may be insufficient even if you fire the flash.

• If the proper exposure is not obtained after making the settings, the setting value indicators on the screen flash when the shutter button is pressed halfway down. You can shoot in this condition, but we recommend that you adjust the flashing values again.

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The setting range of the shutter speed

Aperture (F value)

1/4000 to 30 seconds

1/2000 to 30 seconds

(Wide)

Zoom scale

(Zoom)

A

Approx. ×1.4

B Approx. ×20

• Shutter speed of one second or longer are indicated by ["], for example, 1".

• When you set the shutter speed slower, using a tripod is recommended to prevent the effects of vibration.

• If you select slow shutter speeds, it takes time to process the data.

• If the shutter speed is set at 1/3 second or slower, the NR slow shutter function activates automatically to reduce the picture noise and appears.

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About the shutter speed

When you set the shutter speed faster, moving objects such as running people, cars or splashing water, etc., appear stopped.

When you set the shutter speed slower, the traces of moving objects such as a river current etc., appear. You can shoot more natural live action images.

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Aperture Priority Shooting

You can manually adjust the amount of light that passes through the lens.

1 Set the mode dial to (Aperture Priority Shooting)

2 Press the jog dial

3 Turn the jog dial to select the aperture (F value)

You can select an aperture (F value) from F 2.8 to F 8.0.

The shutter speed is automatically adjusted from 1/2000 to 8 seconds.

You can set the EV or ISO setting with the jog dial.

4 Shoot with the shutter button

Aperture (F value)

Notes

• The flash is set to [Flash On], [Slow Synchro (Flash On)] or [Flash Off].

• If the proper exposure is not obtained after making the settings, the setting value indicators on the screen flash when the shutter button is pressed halfway down. You can shoot in this condition, but we recommend that you adjust the flashing values again.

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About the aperture priority

The lower the aperture (F value), the wider the hole that lets light pass through. The depth of focus decrease, and everything except objects within a narrow range of distance will be out of focus. This is good for portraits, etc.

The higher the aperture (F value), the smaller the hole that lets light pass through. Both objects relatively close and far away from the lens will appear sharp. This is good for landscapes, etc.

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Program Auto

Allows you to shoot with the exposure adjusted automatically (both the shutter speed and the aperture (F value)). Also you can select various settings using the menu.

1 Set the mode dial to (Program Auto)

2 Shoot with the shutter button

Program shift

You can change the aperture (F value) and shutter speed combination while keeping the exposure fixed.

1 Press the jog dial

2 Turn the jog dial

“ ” on the screen changes to “ ” and the shooting mode changes to program shift.

3 Turn the jog dial to select the aperture (F value) and shutter speed combination

You can set the EV or ISO setting with the jog dial.

4 Shoot with the shutter button

To cancel program shift, turn the jog dial to return the indication to “ ”.

Shutter speed/ aperture (F value)

Notes

• You cannot shift the aperture value and shutter speed combination when the shutter button is pressed halfway down.

• According to the brightness of the environment, the program shift may not be used.

• Set the mode dial to the one other than “ ” or turn off the power to cancel the setting you made.

• When the brightness changes, the aperture (F value) and shutter speed also change while maintaining the shift amount.

• When the flash mode setting is changed, program shift is canceled.

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Hand-held Twilight

Although night scenes tend to blur by camera shake, this mode allows you to shoot night scenes with less noise and blur without using a tripod. A series of high-speed burst shots are taken with one full press of the shutter button, and image processing is applied to reduce blur and noise.

1 Set the mode dial to (Hand-held Twilight)

2 Shoot with the shutter button

Notes

• The shutter sound beeps 6 times and an image is recorded.

• Reducing blur is less effective in the following situations:

– Image with erratic movement

– Image with a main subject too close to the camera

– Image with little contrast such as sky, sandy beach, or lawn

– Image with constant change such as waves or water falls

• Smile Shutter cannot be used in Hand-held Twilight.

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Anti Motion Blur

This is suitable for indoor shots without using the flash to reduce the subject blur. A series of high-speed burst shots are taken with one full press of the shutter button, and image processing is applied to reduce subject blur and noise.

1 Set the mode dial to (Anti Motion Blur)

2 Shoot with the shutter button

Notes

• The shutter sound beeps 6 times and an image is recorded.

• Reducing blur does not effective in the following situations:

– Image with erratic movement

– Image with a main subject too close to the camera

– Image with little contrast such as sky, sandy beach, or lawn

– Image with constant change such as waves or water falls

• Smile Shutter cannot be used in Anti Motion Blur.

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Sweep Panorama

Allows you to create a panoramic image from composed images.

You can create both up and down, both right and left panoramic images.

1 Set the mode dial to (Sweep Panorama)

Hold the camera at the position where you can see the LCD screen clearly.

2 Fully press the shutter button

3 Pan the camera following the indication on the screen

The guidance bar is displayed as camera moves.

When a guidance bar reaches to the end, the shooting stops and panoramic images are recorded.

Guidance bar

This part will not be taken

Notes

• If you cannot pan the camera across the entire subject within the given time, a gray area occurs in the composed image. If this happens, move the camera fast to record a full panoramic image.

• Since several images are stitched together, the stitched part will not be recorded smoothly.

• You cannot create panoramic images in the following situations:

– You pan the camera too fast or too slow

– There is too much camera shake

– You pan the camera in a different direction from the setting

• Under low light conditions, panoramic images may be blurred.

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Changing the shooting direction or image size of a panoramic image

Shooting Direction: MENU t [Shooting Direction] t z on the control button t select [Right], [Left], [Up] and [Down] t z

Image Size:

MENU t [Image Size] t z on the control button t select

[Standard] or [Wide] t z

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Tips for shooting a panoramic image

Horizontal direction

Vertical direction

Radius as short as possible

• Pan the camera in an arc with a constant velocity.

• Pan the camera in the same direction as the indication on the LCD screen. If the camera shakes during the panning, the joint may not be recorded smoothly.

• Determine the scene and press the shutter button halfway, so that you can lock the exposure and white balance.

• When the whole angle of panoramic shooting and the locked angle are extremely different in brightness, color and focus, the shooting will not be successful. If this happens, change lock angle and shoot again.

• Sweep Panorama is not suitable for the following situations:

– Objects are moving

– Objects are too close to the camera

– Image with a repeating pattern such as tiles and image with little contrast such as sky, sandy beach, or lawn

– Image with constant change such as waves or water falls

• Under lights that flicker such as fluorescent light, the brightness or color of the combined image is not always the same.

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Playing back for panoramic images

You can scroll panoramic images by pressing z on the control button while panoramic images are played back.

Shows the displayed area of the whole panoramic image

Control button Adjustability

z Playback scrolling images/ stop

• Press z to display the whole image while stopping scrolling.

b/B v/V

Scrolling images in the horizontal position

Scrolling images in the vertical position

• Panoramic images are played back with the supplied software “PMB” (page 138).

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Movie Mode

Allows you to record movies with audio.

1 Set the mode dial to (Movie Mode)

2 Press the shutter button fully down

3 To stop recording, press the shutter button fully down again

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Smile Shutter

When the camera detects a smile, the shutter is released automatically.

2 Wait detecting a smile

When the smile level exceeds the b point on the indicator, the camera records images automatically.

If you press the shutter button during Smile Shutter, the camera shoots the image, then returns to Smile Shutter mode.

3 To stop shooting, press (Custom) button again

Face Detection frame

Notes

Smile Detection Sensitivity indicator

• Shooting using the Smile Shutter ends automatically when either the “Memory Stick Duo” media or internal memory becomes full.

• Smiles may not be detected correctly depending on the conditions.

• You cannot use the digital zoom function.

• When (Advanced Sports Shooting), (Landscape), (Twilight), (Gourmet), or (Fireworks) mode is selected in Scene Selection or (Sweep Panorama), (Hand-held Twilight) or (Anti

Motion Blur) is selected, you cannot use the Smile Shutter function.

• You cannot use the Smile Shutter if you set [Metering Mode] or [White Balance] to the (Custom) button. Set [Smile Shutter] with the [Custom Button] in

(Shooting Settings) (page 107).

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Hints for better capturing of smiles

1

Do not cover the eyes with the bangs.

Do not obscure the face by hat, masks, sunglasses, etc.

2

Try to orient the face in front of the camera and be as level as possible. Keep the eyes narrowed.

3

Give a clear smile with an open mouth. The smile is easier to detect when the teeth are showing.

• The shutter operates when any person whose face is being detected smiles.

• You can select or register the selected subject for face detection with [Face Detection]. When the selected-face is registered in the camera memory, Smile Detection is performed only for that face.

To perform smile detection for a different face, change the selected face with z on the control

button (page 65).

• If a smile is not detected, set the [Smile Detection Sensitivity] in setting menu.

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Zoom

You can enlarge the image when shooting. The camera’s optical zoom function can enlarge images up to 20×.

1 Turn the W/T (Zoom) lever

Turn the lever to T side to zoom in, and to W side to zoom out.

• Turning the lever slightly zooms slowly and turning the lever fully zooms fast.

• When the zoom scale exceeds 20×, see page 101.

T side

W side

Notes

• The operating sound of the lens might be recorded while shooting a movie. A beep sound of other buttons such as the jog dial or W/T (Zoom) lever might be recorded.

• Even if you turn the lever fully, the camera zooms slowly while shooting a movie.

• Zoom is not valid when shooting in (Sweep Panorama).

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Self-Timer

1 Press

(Self-Timer) on the control button

2 Select the desired mode with the control button

Off)

(Self-Timer

(Self-Timer

10sec)

(Self-Timer

2sec)

Does not use the self-timer.

Sets the 10-second delay self-timer.

When you press the shutter button, the self-timer lamp flashes and a beep sounds until the shutter operates.

To cancel, press again.

Sets the 2-second delay self-timer.

Notes

• In Easy Shooting mode, you can select only [Self-Timer 10sec] or [Self-Timer Off].

• The self-timer is not valid when shooting in (Advanced Sports Shooting) or (Sweep Panorama).

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Reducing blurring with the 2-second self-timer

• Use the 2-second delay self-timer to prevent blur of an image. The shutter is released 2 seconds after you press the shutter button, which reduces camera shake.

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Macro

Use this setting to capture beautiful close-up images of small subjects such as insects or flowers.

1 Press (Macro) on the control button

2 Select the desired mode with the control button

(Auto)

(Macro On)

Adjusts the focus automatically from distant subjects to close-up.

• Normally, put the camera in this mode.

Adjusts the focus with priority on close-up subjects. Set Macro On when shooting close subjects.

• Setting the zoom all the way to the W side is recommended.

Notes

• The Auto Focus speed becomes slower when you shoot images in the Macro mode.

• Macro mode is fixed to [Auto] when the camera is in Intelligent Auto Adjustment mode or in Movie

Mode.

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Flash

1 Press (Flash) on the control button

2 Select the desired mode with the control button

(Flash Auto) Flashes when there is insufficient light or backlight.

(Flash On)

Flash always operates.

(Slow

Synchro (Flash

On))

(Flash Off)

Flash always operates.

The shutter speed is slow in a dark place to clearly shoot the background that is out of flash light.

Flash does not operate.

Notes

• The flash strobes twice. The first flash adjusts the light quantity.

• While charging the flash, is displayed.

• You cannot use the flash during burst or bracket shooting.

• [Flash On] and [Slow Synchro (Flash On)] are not available when the camera is in Intelligent Auto

Adjustment mode.

• In Easy Shooting mode, you can select only [Flash Auto] or [Flash Off].

• In (Sweep Panorama), (Hand-held Twilight), or (Anti Motion Blur), flash is set to [Flash

Off].

• In (Manual Exposure Shooting), (Aperture Priority Shooting), or (Shutter Speed Priority

Shooting), you can select only [Flash On] or [Flash Off].

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When the “White circular spots” appears in flash photos

This is caused by particles (dust, pollen, etc.) floating close to the lens. When they are accentuated by the camera’s flash, they appear as white circular spots.

Camera

Subject

Particles (dust, pollen, etc.) in the air

How can the “White circular spots” be reduced?

• Light the room and shoot the subject without a flash.

• Select (High Sensitivity) mode in Scene Selection. ([Flash Off] is automatically selected.)

• Even though you selected (Anti Motion Blur) (High Sensitivity) mode in Scene Selection, the shutter speed might be slower under low-light conditions, or in a dark place. In that case, use a tripod or hold your arms firmly at your side after pressing the shutter button.

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Focus

You can change the focus method. Use the menu when it is difficult to get the proper focus in auto focus mode.

AF stands for “Auto Focus,” a function that adjusts the focus automatically.

1 Press the FOCUS button

2 Select the desired mode with the control button and press z

(Multi AF)

Focuses on a subject in all ranges of the finder frame automatically.

When you press the shutter button halfway down in still image shooting mode, a green frame is displayed around the area that is in focus.

• When the Face Detection function is active, AF operates with priority on faces.

(Center AF)

Focuses on a subject in the center of the finder frame automatically. Using the AF lock function together, you can compose the image the way you want.

(Flexible

Spot AF)

(Semi

Manual)

Focuses on an extremely small subject or a narrow area.

Flexible Spot AF lets you shoot in the desired image composition.

Automatically and quickly focuses on the area around a set distance. Focuses on a subject in all ranges of the finder frame automatically.

• This mode is useful when repeatedly shooting a subject at the same distance.

Allows you to focus on the subject manually.

(Manual

Focus)

Notes

• When you use [Digital Zoom] or [AF Illuminator], the AF range finder frame is disabled and appears in a dotted line. In this case, the camera focuses on the subjects at the center of the screen.

• You cannot use face detection when you set a focus mode other than [Multi AF].

• You can select only [Multi AF] or [Manual Focus] when shooting movies.

• Focus setting is fixed to [Multi AF] while using (Hand-held Twilight), (Anti Motion Blur), or

Smile Shutter.

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Using Flexible Spot AF

This is useful when you shoot using a tripod and the subject not in the center of the frame.

1 Press the control button to adjust the position of the AF range finder frame where you want to focus, then press z

To reset the setting, press z in the center again.

You can adjust the rough position by using the jog dial.

AF range finder frame

(yellow: adjustable/white: fixed)

Note

• Once you change the focus method, the AF range finder frame you set up is cleared.

Using Semi Manual/Manual Focus

This is useful when it is difficult to get the proper focus, such as shooting images through a window.

1 Press the control button to adjust to the distance where you want to focus by using the manual focus bar, then press z

To reset the setting, press z in the center again.

You can adjust the rough position by using the jog dial.

Manual focus bar

Focus range 1 cm to

Notes

• If the focus distance is set very close, the image may show dust or fingerprints on the lens. Wipe the lens with a soft cloth, etc.

• The focus distance range is limited according to the zoom scaling or the setting of the [Conversion Lens].

• Once you change the focus method, the distance of the Manual Focus you set up is cleared.

• Distance setting information in Semi Manual/Manual Focus is approximate. If you point the lens up or down, the error increases.

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High-speed burst shooting/

Exposure bracket

You can select normal (single-image), burst or exposure bracket from [REC Mode].

1 Press the

/ (Burst/Bracket) button

2 Select a shooting mode with the control button and press z

(Normal)

Shoots a single image.

(Burst(High))

Shoots up to 10 images in succession.

(Burst(Mid))

Shoots up to 5 images in succession.

(Burst(Low))

Shoots up to 2 images in succession.

(Bracket)

Shoots a series of 3 images with the exposure values automatically

shifted. For details on the bracket setting, see page 61.

Notes

• Exposure bracket mode is not available during Intelligent Auto

Adjustment, Easy Shooting, Movie Mode, Hand-held Twilight, Anti

Motion Blur, Sweep Panorama, or Smile Shutter.

• The flash is set to [Flash Off].

• The focus and white balance are adjusted for the first image, and these settings are also used for the other images.

• When you adjust the exposure manually, the exposure is shifted based on the adjusted brightness.

• The recording interval becomes longer according to the shooting conditions.

• If the subject is too bright or too dark, you may not be able to shoot properly with the selected bracket step value.

• [VGA] image size will be set while recording on internal memory.

High-speed burst shooting

Shoots up to 10 images in succession while you press and hold down the shutter button.

1 Select [Burst(High)], [Burst(Mid)] or [Burst(Low)] for [REC Mode]

2 Press the shutter button

Notes

• Burst shooting is not available during Easy Shooting, Hand-held Twilight, Anti Motion Blur, Sweep

Panorama, Movie Mode, or Smile Shutter.

• The flash is set to [Flash Off].

• When burst shooting with the self timer, a series of a maximum of 5 images is shot.

• In slow shutter speed conditions, the burst of shots per second may be decreased.

• When the battery level is low, or when the internal memory or “Memory Stick Duo” media is full, the burst shooting stops.

• The focus, white balance and exposure are fixed to be adjusted for the first image.

• [VGA] image size will be set while recording on internal memory.

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About the recording of high-speed burst shooting images

After shooting high-speed burst images, the shots images are displayed in frames on the

LCD screen. When all the images are fitted in the frames, recording completes.

You can stop the recording by selecting [OK] with z on the control button.

When stopped, the image displayed in index and images in the image processing are recorded.

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Playing back grouped burst images

Burst shots are recorded in a group and you can play them back automatically.

Display Main Image Only

When a face is detected in burst images, a most suitable image is displayed as a main image. When a face is not detected, the first image will become a main image. The main image can be changed.

Display All

The burst images can be displayed in a list.

1

Press z on the control button

Burst groups are displayed as thumbnail images

2

Select images with b/B

Display or hide the index with V and press z to go back to single playback

• [Date View] and [Event View] can group burst images.

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EV

You can adjust the exposure manually in 1/3 EV steps in a range of –2.0 EV to +2.0 EV.

1 Press the jog dial to select the EV setting

2 Turn the jog dial to select desired EV setting

Notes

• In Easy Shooting mode, the EV setting cannot be adjusted.

• If you shoot a subject in extremely bright or dark conditions, or when you use the flash, the exposure adjustment may not be effective.

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Adjusting the exposure for better looking images

You can create various images by adjusting the exposure and the ISO sensitivity. Exposure is the amount of light that the camera will receive when you release the shutter.

Exposure:

Shutter speed = Length of time the camera receives light

Aperture = Size of the opening allowing light to pass through

ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)

= Recording sensitivity

Overexposure = too much light

Whitish image

Lower EV setting –

Correct exposure

Higher EV setting +

Underexposure = too little light

Darker image

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ISO

Adjusts the luminous sensitivity.

1 Press the jog dial to select the ISO sensitivity

2 Turn the jog dial to select desired value

(Auto)

/ / / /

/

Sets the ISO sensitivity automatically.

You can reduce image blurring in dark locations or moving subjects by increasing ISO sensitivity (select a larger number).

Notes

• You can select only from [ISO AUTO], [ISO 125] to [ISO 800] when the recording mode is in the following situations:

– Burst or bracket shooting

– [DRO] is set to [DRO plus]

– (Advanced Sports Shooting) mode

• The higher the ISO sensitivity, the noisier the image becomes.

• In the Scene Selection, the ISO setting is automatically set except in (Advanced Sports Shooting).

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Adjusting ISO Sensitivity (Recommended Exposure

Index)

ISO sensitivity is a speed rating for recording media that incorporates an image sensor that receives light. Even when the exposure is the same, images differ depending on the ISO sensitivity.

High ISO sensitivity

Records a bright image even in dark locations while increasing shutter speed to reduce blur.

However, the image tends to become noisy.

Low ISO sensitivity

Records a smoother image.

However, when the exposure is insufficient, the image may become darker.

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Viewing still images

1 Press the

(Playback) button to switch to playback mode

2 Select an image with the control button

You can select an image with the jog dial.

Notes

• You may not be able to play back some images shot using other cameras. Play such images in Folder

View (MENU t [View Mode] t [Folder View]).

• When the mode dial is set to (Easy Shooting), the images are played back in Folder View, and the available function are limited. If you want to use all viewing functions, set the mode dial to a mode other than .

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Viewing images taken with a different camera

The screen to select a viewing method is displayed if you plug into this camera a “Memory

Stick Duo” media containing both images taken with this camera and images taken with another camera.

“Playback only registered images”: Images are played in the selected View Mode.

Some images taken with other cameras may not be played at this time.

“Playback all images with folder view”: The camera switches to Folder View and plays all images.

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Playback zoom

Plays back the enlarged image.

1 Turn the (Playback zoom) lever to the T side during still image playback

The image is enlarged twice the previous size, at the center of the image.

2 Adjust the position with the control button

3 Change the zoom scale with

(Playback zoom) lever

Turn the (Playback zoom) lever to the T side to zoom in, W side to zoom out.

Press z to cancel playback zoom.

Shows the displayed area of the whole image

Note

• A panoramic image is displayed in full screen.

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To save enlarged images

You can save an enlarged image by using the trimming function.

Press MENU t [Retouch] t [Trimming] z

To view the next/previous image while zooming

When you turn the jog dial while playing back still images, you can view the enlarged next/ previous image.

However, enlarged view will return to normal view in the following cases:

– an image of different size is displayed next

– an image in different orientation is displayed next

– an image of different aspect ratio is displayed next

– a movie file is displayed next

– the main image in a burst group is displayed next

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Image Index

Displays multiple images at the same time.

1 Press the (Playback) button to switch to playback mode

2 Turn the (Index) lever to the W side to display the image index screen

Turn the lever again to display an index screen with even more images.

You can select the next/previous image with the jog dial.

3 To return to the single-image screen, select an image with the control button, then press z

Note

• When the mode dial is set to (Easy Shooting), you cannot view images in index mode.

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Displaying images of the desired date/event/folder

Select the left side bar with the control button, then select the desired date/event/folder with v/V.

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Delete

Allows you to select unwanted images for deletion. You can also delete images from the MENU

button (page 94).

1 Press the (Playback) button to switch to playback mode

2 (Delete) button t desired mode t z on the control button

This Image

Multiple Images

All in This Folder

All in Date Range

All in Event

All Except Main Image

All In This Group

Exit

Deletes the currently displayed image in single-image mode.

Allows you to select and delete multiple images.

Do as the following after step 2.

1

Select an image then press z

Repeat the above steps until there are no more images to be deleted. Select an image with a mark again to release the mark.

2

MENU t [OK] t z

Deletes all images in the selected folder, date range, event group or burst group at once.

After step 2, Press [OK] t z.

Cancels the deletion.

Notes

• When the mode dial is set to (Easy Shooting), you can delete only the currently displayed image.

• When View Mode is set to (Favorites), you cannot delete images.

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You can switch between index and single-image mode when selecting images

Turn the zoom lever to the T ( ) side in the index mode to return to the single-image mode, and turn the zoom lever to the

W ( ) side to return to the index mode.

• You can also switch between index and single-image mode in [Add /

Remove Favorites], [Protect] or [DPOF].

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Viewing movies

1 Press the

(Playback) button to switch to playback mode

2 Select a movie with the control button

3 Press z

Movie playback starts.

Control button

z

B b

V

Playback feature

Pause

Fast forward

Fast rewind

Displays the control panel

Note

• You may not be able to play back some images shot using other cameras.

Displaying the control panel

Display the control panel, you can control slow movie playback and adjust the volume.

1 Press V on the control button

The control panel appears.

2 Select a desired button with b/B, and press z

Button Available functions

Rewind

Playback/Pause

Fast forward

Play slow

Volume control

Close the control panel

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On the movie viewing screen

Select the image you want to display using b/B on the control button, and press z.

The Playback bar appears, you can check a playback position of a movie.

, , , or appears on the movie viewing screen.

The icon displayed may vary depending on image size and quality.

Playback bar

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Movie shooting mode

Allows you to shoot movies with preset settings according to the scene.

1 Set the mode dial to (Movie Mode)

2 MENU t (Movie shooting mode) t desired mode

(Auto)

(High

Sensitivity)

Adjusts the setting automatically.

Shoots movies with high sensitivity under low light conditions.

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Shooting Direction

Set the direction to pan the camera when you shoot a Sweep Panorama images.

1 Set the mode dial to [Sweep Panorama]

2 MENU t [Shooting Direction] t desired direction

(Right)

(Left)

(Up)

(Down)

Pan from left to right.

Pan from right to left.

Pan from down to up.

Pan from up to down.

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Image Size

The image size determines the size of the image file that is recorded when you take a image.

The larger the image size, the more detail will be reproduced when the image is printed on largeformat paper. The smaller the image size, the more images can be recorded. Select the image size that matches the way you will view your images.

1 MENU t (Image Size) t desired size

When shooting still images

Image size Usage guidelines

(3456×2592)

For prints up to A3+ size

No. of images

Less

Printing

Fine

(2592×1944)

For prints up to A4 size

(2048×1536)

For prints up to L/2L size

(640×480)

For e-mail attachments

(3456×2304)

3:2 aspect ratio as in photo prints and postcards

(3456×1944)

For viewing on a high-definition TV

More

Less

Less

(1920×1080)

More

Note

• When you print images recorded with 16:9 aspect ratio, both edges may be cut off.

Rough

Fine

Fine

Rough

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In Easy Shooting mode

Large

Small

Shoots images in [9M] size.

Shoots images in [3M] size.

When shooting the Sweep Panorama images

(Standard)

(Vertical direction: 3424×1920)

(Horizontal direction: 4912×1080)

(Wide)

(Vertical direction: 4912×1920)

(Horizontal direction: 7152×1080)

Shoot the Sweep Panorama images using standard size.

Shoot the Sweep Panorama images using wide size.

When shooting movies

The larger the image size, the higher the image quality. The higher the amount of data used per second (average bit rate), the smoother the playback image.

The movies shot with this camera will be recorded in MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, Approx. 30fps,

Progressive, AAC, mp4 format.

Movie image size

(1440×1080(Fine))

(1440×1080(Standard))

(1280×720)

(VGA)

Average bit rate Usage guidelines

12 Mbps

7 Mbps

6 Mbps

3 Mbps

Shoot highest quality movie for display on HDTV (1080).

Shoot standard quality movie for display on HDTV (1080).

Shoot standard quality movie for display on HDTV (720).

Shoot at an image size suitable for

WEB upload.

Notes

• A telephoto image results when the [VGA] image size is selected for movies.

• You can record movies with an image size of [1440×1080(Fine)], [1440×1080(Standard)], or

[1280×720] on “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media. When using recording media other than “Memory

Stick PRO Duo” media, set the movie image size to [VGA].

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On “image quality” and “image size”

A digital image is made up of a collection of small dots called pixels.

If it contains a large number of pixels, the image becomes large, it takes up more memory, and the image is displayed in fine detail. “Image size” is shown by the number of pixels.

Although you cannot see the differences on the screen of the camera, the fine detail and data processing time differ when the image is printed or displayed on a computer screen.

Description of the pixels and the image size

1

Image size: 9M

3456 pixels × 2592 pixels = 8,957,952 pixels

2

Image size: VGA

640 pixels × 480 pixels = 307,200 pixels

Pixels

Pixel

Many pixels

(Fine image quality and large file size)

Few pixels

(Rough image quality but small file size)

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Flash

In Easy Shooting mode, you can select the Flash setting also from the MENU button.

1 Set the mode dial to (Easy Shooting)

2 MENU t [Flash] t z on the control button

3 Select the desired mode t z

Auto

Off

Flash strobes when there is insufficient light or backlight.

Does not use the flash.

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White Balance

Adjusts color tones according to the surrounding light conditions. Use this function if image color appears unnatural.

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(Auto)

(Daylight)

(Cloudy)

(Fluorescent Light 1)

(Fluorescent Light 2)

(Fluorescent Light 3)

(Incandescent)

(Flash)

(One Push)

(One Push Set)

Adjusts the white balance automatically so that the colors appear natural.

Adjusts for outdoors conditions on a fine day, evening views, night scenes, neon signs, fireworks, etc.

Adjusts for a cloudy sky or a shady location.

[Fluorescent Light 1]: Adjusts for white fluorescent lighting.

[Fluorescent Light 2]: Adjusts for natural white fluorescent lighting.

[Fluorescent Light 3]: Adjusts for day white fluorescent lighting.

Adjusts for places under incandescent lamp, or under bright lighting, such as in a photo studio.

Adjusts for the flash conditions.

Adjusts the white balance depending on the light source.

The white color memorized in [One Push Set] mode becomes the basic white color. Use this mode when [Auto] or other modes cannot be set the color properly.

Memorizes the basic white color which will be used in [One

Push] mode.

Notes

• [White Balance] cannot be adjusted in Intelligent Auto Adjustment, or Easy Shooting mode.

• In Scene Selection mode, you can change the white balance setting only in (High Sensitivity) or

(Gourmet) mode.

• You cannot adjust [Flash] in [White Balance] during Sweep Panorama, Hand-held Twilight, Anti Motion

Blur, or Movie Mode, or when Scene Selection is set to (High Sensitivity) mode.

• Under fluorescent lights that flicker, the white balance function may not work correctly even though you select [Fluorescent Light 1], [Fluorescent Light 2], or [Fluorescent Light 3].

• When shooting with a flash in other than [Flash] mode, [White Balance] is set to [Auto].

• When flash is [Flash On] the white balance can only be adjusted to [Auto], [Flash], [One Push], or [One

Push Set].

• [One Push Set] is unable to be selected while charging the flash.

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Effects of lighting conditions

The apparent color of the subject is affected by the lighting conditions.

The color tones are adjusted automatically in the Intelligent Auto Adjustment mode, but you can adjust color tones manually using the White Balance function.

Weather/lighting

Characteristics of light

Daylight

White (standard)

Cloudy

Bluish

Fluorescent

Green-tinged

Incandescent

Reddish

To capture the basic white color in [One Push

Set] mode

1 Frame a white object such as a piece of paper filling the screen under the same lighting conditions as you will shoot the subject

2 MENU t [White Balance] t [One Push Set] t z on the control button

3 The screen momentarily turns black, and when the white balance has been adjusted and stored in the memory, the recording screen is displayed again

Notes

• If the indicator flashes while shooting, the white balance is either not set or cannot be set. Use automatic white balance.

• Do not shake or strike the camera while [One Push Set] is in progress.

• When flash mode is set to [Flash On] or [Slow Synchro (Flash On)], the white balance is adjusted to the condition with the flash emitting.

• The basic white color will be used when [Color Filter] is set to [Off].

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Using the custom button

You can easily set the White Balance if you set it to the custom button (page 107).

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Metering Mode

Selects the metering mode that sets which part of the subject to measure to determine the exposure.

1 MENU t (Metering Mode) t desired mode

(Multi)

(Center)

(Spot)

Divides into multiple regions and measures each region. The camera determines a well-balanced exposure (Multi-pattern metering).

Measures the center of the image, and determines the exposure based on the brightness of the subject there (Center-weighted metering).

Measures only a part of the subject

(Spot metering). This function is useful when the subject is backlit or when there is strong contrast between the subject and the background.

Spot metering cross hairs

Positions on the subject

Notes

• When the mode dial is set to (Intelligent Auto Adjustment),

Recognition), you cannot set the [Metering Mode].

• In Movie Mode, [Spot] cannot be selected.

(Easy Shooting) and (Scene

• If you set the Metering Mode to other than [Multi], the Face Detection function cannot be used.

• When using spot metering or center-weighted metering, setting [Focus] to [Center AF] is recommended to focus on the metering position.

• The Metering Mode is fixed to [Multi] while the Smile Shutter function is activated.

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To use the custom button

You can easily set the Metering Mode if you set it to the custom button (page 107).

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Bracket Set

You can set the type of the bracket shooting using / (Burst/Bracket) button. In the bracket shooting mode, you can record a series of 3 images with the setting changed. You can select the most suitable image afterwards.

1 MENU t [Bracket Set] t desired mode

(EXP±0.3)

(EXP±0.7)

(EXP±1.0)

Records a series of 3 images with the exposure shifted in the following order: bright, standard, and dark.

The larger the bracket step value, the larger the shift of the exposure value.

(White

Balance)

Records a series of 3 images with the white balance shifted in the following order: current color tone, toward blue, and toward red.

• When you set [White Balance] to other than [Auto], the color tone is shifted based on the selected white balance.

(Color Mode)

Records a series of 3 images with the color mode shifted in the following order: Normal, Real, and Vivid.

• When you set [Color Saturation], the color mode is shifted based on the selected color saturation.

• You cannot select [White Balance] and [Color Mode] when the Scene Selection is set.

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Scene Recognition

The camera automatically detects shooting conditions, and then takes the shot.

When a face is detected, the ISO sensitivity is increased according to the face movement to reduce subject blur (Face Motion Detection).

Scene Recognition icon

The camera recognizes the following types of scenes. When the camera determines the optimal scene, it displays the corresponding icon.

(Twilight), (Twilight Portrait), (Twilight using a tripod), (Backlight),

(Backlight Portrait), (Landscape), (Macro), (Portrait)

Example of an image where

Backlight has activated

1 Set the mode dial to

(Intelligent Auto Adjustment)

2 MENU t

(Scene Recognition) t desired mode

(Auto)

When the camera recognizes the scene, it switches to the optimal settings and shoots the image.

(Advanced)

When the camera recognizes the scene, it switches to the optimal settings. If the camera recognizes (Twilight), (Twilight

Portrait), (Twilight using a tripod), (Backlight) or

(Backlight Portrait), it automatically changes the setting and shoots another image.

• If 2 images are shot, of (Advanced) turns to green.

• If 2 images are recorded, Auto Review displays them tiled vertically.

• When [Anti Blink] is displayed, 2 images are taken automatically and the image with eyes are open is selected automatically. For details on the

Anti Blink function, see “What is the Anti Blink function?”.

Notes

• Scene Recognition does not function when using digital zoom.

• When the [REC Mode] is set to burst, or when the Smile Shutter function is activated, Scene Recognition is fixed to [Auto].

• The available flash settings are [Flash Auto] and [Flash Off].

• (Twilight using a tripod) scenes sometimes cannot be recognized in an environment where vibrations are transferred to the camera even though it is fixed on a tripod.

• Sometimes a slow shutter results when a scene is recognized as a (Twilight using a tripod). Keep the camera still during shooting.

• The Scene Recognition icon appears regardless of the screen display settings.

• These scenes may not be recognized depending on the situation.

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Images shot with [Advanced]

In [Advanced], when the camera recognizes a difficult-to-shoot scene ( (Twilight),

(Twilight Portrait), (Twilight using a tripod), (Backlight) and (Backlight Portrait)), it changes the settings as follows and shoots two images with different effects, allowing you to select the one you like.

The first image* The second image

Shoots with [Slow Synchro (Flash On)].

Shoots by increasing sensitivity to reduce blur.

Shoots based on the face illuminated in flash with [Slow Synchro (Flash On)].

Shoots by increasing sensitivity based on the face to reduce blur.

Shoots with [Slow Synchro (Flash On)].

Shoots without increasing sensitivity from the slow shutter.

Shoots with flash.

Shoots based on the face illuminated by flash.

Shoots by adjusting the background brightness and contrast (DRO plus).

Shoots by adjusting the face and background brightness and contrast

(DRO plus).

* When flash is set to [Auto].

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What is the Anti Blink function?

When set to [Advanced] and the camera recognizes (Portrait), the camera automatically takes 2 shots* and an image with open eyes is automatically selected. If eyes are closed in both images, the message “Blinked eye detected” is displayed and only the first image is recorded.

* Except when flash is lit or slow shutter is activated.

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Smile Detection Sensitivity

Sets the sensitivity of the Smile Shutter function for detecting smiles.

1 MENU t (Smile Detection Sensitivity) t desired mode

(Big Smile)

(Normal

Smile)

Detects a big smile.

Detects a normal smile.

(Slight Smile)

Detects even a slight smile.

Notes

• Smiles may not be detected correctly depending on the conditions.

• You cannot adjust the Smile Detection Sensitivity when Easy Shooting, Sweep Panorama, Hand-held

Twilight, Anti Motion Blur, or Movie Mode is selected.

• You can change the Smile Detection Sensitivity setting when (High Sensitivity), (Portrait),

(Twilight Portrait), (Beach) or (Snow) mode is selected in Scene Selection mode.

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Face Detection

Selects whether to use the Face Detection function or not, and also selects the priority subject for adjusting the focus when using the function.

Detects the faces of your subjects and adjusts the Focus, Flash, EV (Exposure), White Balance and Red Eye Reduction settings automatically.

Face Detection frame (Orange)

When the camera detects more than one subject, the camera will judge which is the main subject and set focus by priority. The Face Detection frame for the main subject will turn orange. The frame for which the focus is set will turn green by pressing the shutter button halfway down.

Face Detection frame (White)

(Off)

(Auto)

(Child

Priority)

(Adult

Priority)

Does not use Face Detection function.

Selects the face the camera is to automatically focus on.

Detects and shoots with priority on child’s face.

Detects and shoots with priority on adult’s face.

Notes

• [Face Detection] cannot be selected in Easy Shooting, Sweep Panorama or Movie Mode.

• You can select [Face Detection] only when the focus mode is set to [Multi AF] or the metering mode is set to [Multi].

• The Face Detection function does not work when using the digital zoom.

• Up to 8 faces of your subjects can be detected. However, only up to 4 faces of your subjects can be detected when (Portrait) mode is selected in the Scene Selection mode.

• Adults and children may not be recognized correctly depending on the conditions.

• During Smile Shutter shooting, [Face Detection] is automatically set to [Auto] even if it is set to [Off].

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Registering the priority face (Selected-face Memory)

Normally the camera automatically selects the face to focus on according to the [Face

Detection] setting, but you can also select and register a face to be given priority.

Face Priority Frame Off

1

Press z on the control button during Face Detection. The leftmost face is registered as the priority face, and the frame changes from to an orange frame ( ).

2

Each time you press z, the priority face moves one face to the right. Press z repeatedly until the orange frame ( ) is on the face you want to register.

3

To cancel the face registration (Off), move the orange frame to the rightmost face, then press z again.

• When you remove the battery from the camera, the face registration is reset.

• When the registered face disappears from the LCD screen, the camera returns to the setting selected by [Face Detection]. When the registered face is shown on the LCD screen again, the camera focuses on the registered face.

• It may not be possible to detect the registered face correctly depending on the surrounding brightness, the subject’s hairstyle, etc. In this case, register the face again under the conditions where the image will be shot.

• When the Smile Shutter function is used with the Face Detection frame registered, Smile Detection is performed only on the registered face.

• In Easy Shooting mode, the priority face cannot be registered.

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Making faces easier to detect

• Use an appropriate lighting level.

• Make sure the subjects’ faces are not hidden by hats, masks, sunglasses, etc.

• Make sure the subjects are facing the camera.

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Flash Level

Adjusts the amount of flash light. The flash level can be set in 1/3 EV increments.

1 MENU t 0EV (Flash Level) t desired mode

Notes

• You can select the Flash Level only when the mode dial is set to (Program Auto), (Shutter Speed

Priority Shooting), (Aperture Priority Shooting) or (Manual Exposure Shooting).

• The value is not displayed on the screen. It is indicated as or .

• If the subject is too bright or dark, this adjustment may have no effect.

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Anti Blink

When Scene Selection is set to (Portrait) while you are shooting an image, the camera automatically shoots two images consecutively. The camera will select, display and record the image which the eyes are not blinked automatically.

1 Set the mode dial to (Scene Selection)

(Auto)

When Face Detection is active, the Anti Blink function operates so that images with the subject’s eyes open are recorded.

Does not use the Anti Blink function.

(Off)

Notes

• Anti Blink does not function in the following situations.

– When using the flash

– During burst or bracket shooting

– When the Face Detection function does not work

– When the Smile Shutter function is activated

• Sometimes Anti Blink function does not work depending on the situation.

• When the Anti Blink function is set to [Auto] but only images with the subject’s eyes closed are recorded, the message “Blinked eye detected” is displayed on the LCD screen. Shoot again as necessary.

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Red Eye Reduction

The flash strobes two or more times before shooting to reduce the red-eye phenomenon when using the flash.

1 MENU t (Red Eye Reduction) t desired mode

(Auto)

(On)

(Off)

When the Face Detection function is activated, the flash strobes automatically to reduce the red-eye phenomenon.

The flash always strobes to reduce the red-eye phenomenon.

Does not use Red Eye Reduction.

Notes

• You cannot adjust the Red Eye Reduction when during Easy Shooting, Sweep Panorama, Hand-held

Twilight, Anti Motion Blur, Movie Mode, or when Smile Shutter is selected.

• To avoid blurring of images, hold the camera firmly until the shutter is released. It usually takes a second after you press the shutter button. Be also sure not to allow the subject to move during this period.

• Red Eye Reduction may not produce the desired effects. It depends on individual differences and conditions, such as distance to the subject, or if the subject looked away from the pre-strobe.

• If you do not use the Face Detection function, Red Eye Reduction does not work, even when you select

[Auto].

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What causes the red-eye phenomenon?

Pupils become dilated in dark environments. Flash light is reflected off the blood vessels at the back of the eye (retina), causing the “red-eye” phenomenon.

Camera

Eye

Retina

Other ways to reduce red-eye

• Select (High Sensitivity) mode in Scene Selection. (The flash is set to [Flash Off] automatically.)

• When the eyes of the subject turn out red, correct the image with [Retouch] t [Red Eye

Correction] on the viewing menu or with the supplied software “PMB”.

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DRO

The camera analyzes the shooting scene and automatically corrects the brightness and contrast to improve the image quality.

DRO stands for “Dynamic Range Optimizer,” a function that automatically optimizes the difference between light and dark parts of an image.

(Off)

(DRO standard)

Does not adjust.

Adjusts the brightness and contrast of the images automatically.

(DRO plus)

Adjusts image brightness and contrast automatically and strongly.

Notes

• You can set DRO only when the mode dial is selected to (Program Auto), (Shutter Speed Priority

Shooting), (Aperture Priority Shooting) or (Manual Exposure Shooting).

• Depending on shooting conditions, it may not be possible to obtain correction effects.

• Only [ISO AUTO] or values from [ISO 125] to [ISO 800] can be set for the ISO value when [DRO plus] is set.

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Noise Reduction

Adjusts the resolution/noise balance of the recording images.

1 MENU t [Noise Reduction] t desired mode

(–)

Weakens noise reduction. This setting puts emphasis on resolution of images.

(Standard)

(+)

Strengthens noise reduction. This setting puts emphasis on elimination of noise.

Notes

• You can set Noise Reduction only when the mode dial is selected to (Program Auto), (Shutter Speed

Priority Shooting), (Aperture Priority Shooting) or (Manual Exposure Shooting).

• Depending on the settings at the time of recording, the Noise Reduction level cannot be adjusted.

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Color Mode

You can change the brightness of the image, accompanied by effects.

1 MENU t (Color Mode) t desired mode

(Normal)

Sets the image to standard color.

(Vivid)

(Real)

Sets the image to bright and deep color.

Sets the image similar to real color.

(Sepia)

Sets the image to sepia color.

(B & W)

Sets the image to black and white.

Notes

• You cannot select Color Mode in the following situation:

– Shooting with Intelligent Auto Adjustment

– Shooting with Scene Selection

– Shooting with Sweep Panorama

– Shooting with Hand-held Twilight

– Shooting with Anti Motion Blur

– Easy Shooting

• You can select only [Normal], [Sepia] or [B & W] when shooting movies.

• When [Bracket Set] is set to [Color Mode], [Normal] is set.

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Color Filter

You can add color effects to images as if you use a color filter.

1 MENU t [Color Filter] t desired mode

(Off)

(Red)

Does not use the color filter.

Makes the color which emphasizes red of dusk, etc.

(Green)

(Blue)

(Warm)

(Cool)

Makes the color which emphasizes green of tender and young leaves, etc.

Makes the color which emphasizes blue of sky and sea, etc.

Makes image colors of people and landscapes, etc., warm.

Makes image colors of people and landscapes, etc., cool.

Note

• You can set Color Filter only when the mode dial is selected to (Program Auto), (Shutter Speed

Priority Shooting), (Aperture Priority Shooting), (Manual Exposure Shooting) or (Sweep

Panorama).

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Color Saturation

Adjusts the brightness (Color Saturation) of the image.

1 MENU t [Color Saturation] t desired mode

(–)

(Standard)

(+)

Produces muted colors.

Produces bright colors.

Note

• You can set Color Saturation only when the mode dial is selected to (Program Auto), (Shutter

Speed Priority Shooting), (Aperture Priority Shooting), (Manual Exposure Shooting) or

(Sweep Panorama).

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Contrast

Adjusts the contrast of the image.

1 MENU t [Contrast] t desired mode

(–)

(Standard)

(+)

Reduces the contrast.

Enhances the contrast.

Note

• You can set Contrast only when the mode dial is selected to (Program Auto), (Shutter Speed Priority

Shooting), (Aperture Priority Shooting), (Manual Exposure Shooting) or (Sweep Panorama).

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Sharpness

Adjusts the sharpness of the image.

1 MENU t [Sharpness] t desired mode

(–)

(Standard)

(+)

Softens the image.

Sharpens the image.

Note

• You can set Sharpness only when the mode dial is selected to (Program Auto), (Shutter Speed

Priority Shooting), (Aperture Priority Shooting), (Manual Exposure Shooting) or (Sweep

Panorama).

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SteadyShot

Selects the anti-blur mode.

(Shooting)

Activates the anti-blur function when pressing the shutter button halfway down.

(Continuous)

Always activates the anti-blur function. You can stabilize images even when zooming up a far subject.

(Off)

Does not use anti-blur mode.

Notes

• In Intelligent Auto Adjustment, Easy Shooting mode or Scene Selection is set to (Gourmet) mode,

[SteadyShot] is fixed to [Shooting].

• [SteadyShot] is fixed to [Continuous] while (Sweep Panorama), or the Smile Shutter function is activated.

• For movies, you can set [Continuous] or [Off] only. The default setting for movies is [Continuous].

• The battery charge is used up more quickly in [Continuous] mode than in [Shooting] mode.

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Hints for preventing blur

The camera moved accidentally when you took the image. This is called “Camera shake.”

On the other hand, if the subject moved when you took the image, it is called “subject blur.”

Besides, camera shake and subject blur occur frequently under low-light or slow shutter speed conditions, such as those encountered in (Twilight Portrait) or (Twilight) mode.

In such case, shoot with the below tips in mind.

Camera shake

Your hands or body shake while you hold the camera and press the shutter button, and the entire screen is blurred.

• Use a tripod or place the camera on a flat surface to hold the camera steady.

• Shoot with a 2-second delay self-timer and stabilize the camera by holding your arms firmly at your side after pressing the shutter button.

Subject blur

Even though the camera is steady, the subject moves during the exposure so the subject is shot blurred when the shutter button is pressed.

Camera shake is reduced automatically using the anti-blur function. However, the function does not effectively reduce subject blur.

• Select (Anti Motion Blur) and (High Sensitivity) mode in Scene Selection.

• Select a higher ISO sensitivity to make the shutter speed faster, and press the shutter button before the subject moves.

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Slideshow

Images are automatically played back in succession.

1 Press the (Playback) button to switch to playback mode button

(Continuous

Playback)

(Slideshow with music)

Playbacks all the images in succession. For details see page 79.

Playbacks images along with effects and music. You can set the

how to playback in the setting display. For details see page 80.

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Continuous Playback

All images are continuous played back automatically.

1 Select the desired image for playing with the control button

Control button

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V b

B

Playback feature

Pause

Sets the display settings.

Displays the volume control screen. Adjust the volume with v/V.

Forwards image

Rewinds image

Note

• When [Display Burst Group] is [Display Main Image Only], only the first image is displayed.

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Viewing panoramic images during continuous playback

The whole panoramic image is displayed for 3 seconds.

You can scroll a panoramic image by pressing z.

Press z again while scrolling, the screen returns to the whole panoramic image.

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Slideshow with music

You can playback shot images along with effects or music. You cannot playback panoramic images.

1 Press the (Playback) button to switch to playback mode button

Displays the setting screen.

3 Select a desired setting

4 [Start] t z

5 Press z to end the slideshow

Note

• You cannot playback panoramic images with [Slideshow with music].

Playback images

Selects the group of images to be shown.

All

This Date

This Event

Favorites 1-6

Folder

Plays a slideshow of all the still images in order.

Plays a slideshow of still images with the currently selected date range when the view mode is (Date View).

Plays a slideshow of still images in the currently selected event group when the view mode is (Event View).

Plays a slideshow of still images in the currently selected favorites number, when the view mode is (Favorites).

Plays a slideshow of still images in the currently selected folder when the view mode is (Folder View).

Notes

• This setting is fixed to [Folder] when the internal memory is used to record images.

• This setting is fixed to the selected favorite group when the view mode starts from [Favorites].

• When [Display Burst Group] is [Display Main Image Only], only the main image is displayed. When the

Effects are set to other than [Simple], the main image and images before and after the main image are displayed.

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Effects

Selects the playback speed and mood for slideshows.

Simple

Nostalgic

Stylish

Active

A simple slideshow switching still images at a preset interval.

The playback interval is adjustable in [Interval] and you can thoroughly enjoy your images.

A moody slideshow reproducing the atmosphere of a movie scene.

A stylish slideshow proceeding at a middle tempo.

A high-tempo slideshow suitable for active scenes.

Notes

• For movies, the trimmed images are displayed if the playback time is long.

• In [Nostalgic], [Stylish] and [Active], when there are 3 or more images in a burst group, and [Display

Burst Group] is set to [Display Main Image Only], 3 images including the main image are played back.

• When the Effects are set to [Simple] or there is no more than 3 continuous images, only the main image is displayed. When [Display Burst Group] is [Display All], all images are displayed, regardless of the

[Effects] setting.

Music

Specifies the music to be played during slideshows. You can select more than one background music track. During Slideshow plays, press V on the control button to display the volume control screen, then press v/V to adjust the volume.

Mute

Music1

Music2

Music3

Music4

Does not use BGM.

The default setting for a [Simple] slideshow.

The default setting for a [Nostalgic] slideshow.

The default setting for a [Stylish] slideshow.

The default setting for a [Active] slideshow.

Note

• The sound of movies is not activated.

Interval

Sets the screen switching interval. The setting is fixed to [Auto] when [Simple] is not selected as the [Effects].

1 sec

3 sec

5 sec

10 sec

Auto

Sets the display interval of images for a [Simple] slideshow.

The interval is set to suit the selected [Effects] item.

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Note

• When you play back the movies, the interval setting is invalid.

Repeat

Turns slideshow repeat on or off.

On

Off

Plays back images in a continuous loop.

After all the images have been played back, the slideshow ends.

z

Selecting background music

You can transfer a desired music file from your CDs or MP3 files to the camera to play back during slideshow. To transfer music, install the “Music Transfer” software (supplied) to

your computer. For details, see pages 143 and 146.

• You can record up to four pieces of music on the camera (The 4 preset pieces (Music1 – Music4) can be replaced with the ones you transferred).

• A maximum length of each music file for music playback of the camera is about 5 minutes.

• If you cannot play back a music file due to damage or other malfunctions of the file, execute

[Format Music] (page 120) and transfer the music again.

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Date List

This feature selects the date to be played back when using Date View.

Step 2 is unnecessary when [Date View] is already set.

1 Press the (Playback) button to switch to playback mode

2 MENU t (View Mode) t View) button

4 Select the date you want to display t z

Note

• This item is not displayed when the internal memory is used to record images.

z

On the Date List screen

• Select the month you want to display with / .

• To exit from Date List, select with the control button, then press z.

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Event List

This feature selects the event group to be played back when using Event View.

You can enter a desired event name for each group using the “PMB” software (supplied). For details on entering the event name, see the “PMB Guide.”

Step 2 is unnecessary when [Event View] is already set.

1 Press the (Playback) button to switch to playback mode

2 MENU t (View Mode) t View) button

4 Select the event group you want to display t z

Note

• This item is not displayed when the internal memory is used to record images.

z

On the Event List screen

• The month indicator on the right of the screen displays the event month located at the top of the screen. Select the event month you want to display with / . You can also turn to the month of the

Event List with the jog dial.

• To exit from Event List, select press z.

with the control button, then

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View Mode

Allows you to select the display format for viewing multiple images.

1 Press the (Playback) button to switch to playback mode

2 MENU t (View Mode) t desired mode t z on the control button

(Date View)

Displays images by the date.

Select [Date List] from the menu to select a specific date with a calendar display.

(Event View)

Analyzes the dates shots and frequency, automatically organizes the images into groups and displays them.

Select [Event List] from the menu to select the event group to view.

(Favorites)

Displays images registered as Favorites.

Select the number of the Favorites you want to display.

(Folder View) Images are displayed, organized by folders.

When a recording folder is already created, select [Select Folder] from the menu to select a folder to view.

Notes

• When using the internal memory, the view mode is set to [Folder View].

• When images recorded with other cameras cannot be played back on this camera, view the images in

[Folder View].

z

Viewing images taken with a different camera

The following message is displayed if you plug into this camera a “Memory Stick Duo” media containing both images taken with this camera and images taken with another camera.

“Playback only registered images”:

Images are played in the selected View Mode. Some images taken with other cameras may not be played at this time.

“Playback all images with folder view”:

The camera switches to Folder View and plays all images.

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On [Event View]

[Event View] is the function that the camera analyzes the dates shots and frequency, automatically organizes the images into groups and displays them. You can give convenient names to each event when using the supplied “PMB” software.

Pet shots

Travel shots

Wedding ceremony shots

Event Event Event

Pet

* No photo taken

Travel Wedding

Passage of time

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Filter by Faces

This feature filters images and displays them.

1 Press the (Playback) button to switch to playback mode

2 MENU t (Filter by Faces) t desired mode t z on the control button

(Off)

(All people)

(Children)

(Infants)

(Smiles)

Images are not filtered.

Images are filtered according to specified conditions and then displayed.

Notes

• This item is not displayed when the internal memory is used to record images.

• When the View Mode is set to [Folder View], you cannot use the Filter by Faces function.

• Sometimes images are mistakenly displayed or hidden.

• Sometimes filtering cannot be performed with images shot using other cameras.

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Change Main Image

You can change the main image of the burst group to your desired image.

1 Press the (Playback) button to switch to playback mode

2 Select the main image from the burst images

3 MENU t (Change Main Image) t [OK] t z on the control button

Note

• [Change Main Image] only displays in burst group playback.

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Add / Remove Favorites

Select your favorite images and add/remove them from groups as Favorites.

The mark is displayed for registered images.

1 Press the (Playback) button to switch to playback mode

2 MENU t (Add / Remove Favorites) t desired mode t z on the control button

3 Select the favorites group number t z

4 MENU t [OK] t z

(This Image)

(Multiple

Images)

Registers or removes the currently displayed image to/from

Favorites.

Allows you to select and register/remove multiple images to/from

Favorites.

Do as the following after step 3.

1

Select an image then press z

Repeat the above steps until there are no more images to be added/removed. Select an image with a mark to release the

mark.

2

MENU t [OK] t z

Registers all images in the selected date range or event group to

Favorites at once in index mode.

(Add All in Date

Range)

(Add All in Event)

(Remove All in

Date Range)

(Remove All in

Event)

(Remove All in

Favorites)

Removes all images from Favorites at once in index mode.

Notes

• This item is not displayed when the internal memory is used to record images.

• When the View Mode is set to [Folder View], you cannot add or remove images as Favorites.

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Display Burst Group

Groups burst images. You can select to display only the main image or all images in a group.

1 Press the (Playback) button to switch to playback mode

2 MENU t (Display Burst Group) t desired setting t z on the control button

(Display Main

Image Only)

(Display All)

Displays the main image only.

Displays all the burst images.

Notes

• When you burst images and group only one image, the group will be canceled and the image is displayed as single-image.

• You can group the burst images only when [View Mode] is set to [Date View] or [Event View].

z

Changing the main image

The main image is selected by this camera, but you can change it to your favorite one

(page 88).

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Retouch

Adds effects or makes corrections to a recorded image and records it as a new file.

The original image is retained.

1 Press the (Playback) button to switch to playback mode

3 Perform retouching according to the operation method in each mode

(Trimming)

(Red Eye

Correction)

(Unsharp masking)

(Soft Focus)

Playback zoom is performed on the image and part of the image is cropped.

1

Turn the W/T (Zoom) lever to the

T side to zoom in and turn to the W side to zoom out

2

Set the zoom point with the control button

3

4

MENU t select an image size to save t z

[OK] t z

• The quality of trimmed images may deteriorate.

• The image size that you can trim may vary depending on the image.

Corrects the red-eye phenomenon caused by flash.

1

Select [OK] with the control button t z

• You may not be able to correct the red-eye phenomenon depending on the image.

Sharpens the image within a chosen frame.

1

Select the area (frame) of the desired image to retouch with the

2 control button t MENU

[OK] t z

• Depending on the image, sufficient correction may not be applied and the image quality may deteriorate.

Blurs the periphery around a chosen point to signalize a subject.

1

Select the center point of the

2

3 desired image to retouch with the control button t MENU

Select the level of retouch t z

Adjust the desired range to retouch with the W/T (Zoom) lever t

[OK] t z

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(Partial Color)

Surrounds a chosen point in monochrome to signalize a subject.

1

2

Select the center point of the desired image to retouch with the control button t MENU

Adjust the desired range to retouch with the W/T (Zoom) lever t

[OK] t z

(Fisheye

Lens)

Applies a fisheye effect around a chosen point.

1

2

3

Select the center point of the desired image to retouch with the control button t MENU

Select the level of retouch t z

[OK] t z

(Cross Filter)

Adds starburst effects to light sources.

1

2

Select the level of retouch with the control button t z

Adjust the desired length to retouch with the W/T (Zoom) lever t

[OK] t z

(Radial Blur)

Decides the center point for expressing movement in the still image.

1

2

Select the center point of the desired image to retouch with the control button t MENU

Adjust the desired range to retouch with the W/T (Zoom) lever t

[OK] t z

(Retro)

Softens the image by blurring the focus and lowering the surrounding light so that it appears as if it was taken by an old camera.

1

2

Select the level of retouch with the control button t z

Adjust the desired range to retouch with the W/T (Zoom) lever t

[OK] t z

(Happy Faces) This feature puts a smile on a person’s face.

1

Select the level of retouch with the

2 control button t z

[OK] t z

• Retouching may not be possible depending on the image.

Note

• Movies and panoramic images cannot be retouched.

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Multi-Purpose Resize

You can change the aspect ratio and size of the shooting images, then record them as the new files.

You can convert images to the 16:9 aspect ratio for high definition viewing and to the VGA size for blog or e-mail attachments.

1 Press the (Playback) button to switch to playback mode

2 MENU t (Multi-Purpose Resize) t desired mode t z on the control button

3 Zoom to the range you want to trim with the W/T (zoom) lever

4 Specify the area you want to trim with the control button

5 MENU t [OK] t z

(HDTV)

Changes the aspect ratio from 4:3/

3:2 to 16:9 and saves as 2M size.

(Blog/E-mail)

Changes the aspect ratio from

16:9/3:2 to 4:3 and saves as VGA size.

Notes

• You cannot resize movies.

• Images shot in VGA size cannot be resized to [HDTV] size.

• Enlarging the image and multi resizing can reduce the image quality.

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Delete

Allows you to select unwanted images for deletion. You can also delete images using the

(Delete) button (page 49).

1 Press the (Playback) button to switch to playback mode

3 [OK] t z

(This Image)

Deletes the currently displayed image in single-image mode.

(Multiple Images) You can select and delete multiple images.

Do as the following after step 2.

1

Select an image then press z

Repeat the above steps until there are no more images to be deleted. Select an image with a mark to release the mark.

2

MENU t [OK] t z

Deletes all images in the selected folder, date range, event group or burst group at once.

(All in This

Folder)

(All in Date

Range)

(All in Event)

(All In This

Group)

(All Except Main

Image)

Notes

• When the mode dial is set to

[Delete All Images].

(Easy Shooting), you can select between [Delete Single Image] or

• When the View Mode is set to [Favorites], you cannot delete images.

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Protect

Protects recorded images against accidental erasure.

The mark is displayed for registered images.

1 Press the (Playback) button to switch to playback mode

(This Image)

(Multiple

Images)

Protects the currently displayed image in single-image mode.

You can select and protect multiple images.

Do as the following after step 2.

1

Select an image then press z

Repeat the above steps until there are no more images to be protected. Select an image with a mark to release the mark.

2

MENU t [OK] t z z

To cancel the protection

Select the image for which you want to cancel protection, and unlock it by pressing z on the control button as the same procedure to protect it.

The indicator disappears, and the protection is released.

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DPOF

DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) is a function that allows you to specify the images of

“Memory Stick Duo” media that you want to print out later.

The (Print order) mark is displayed for registered images.

1 Press the (Playback) button to switch to playback mode

2 MENU t t desired mode t z on the control button

(This Image)

(Multiple

Images)

Orders printing the currently displayed image in single-image mode.

You can select and order printing multiple images.

Do as the following after step 2.

1

Select an image then press z

Repeat the above steps until there are no more images to be printed. Select an image with a mark to release the mark.

2

MENU t [OK] t z

Notes

• The (Print order) mark cannot be added to movies or to images in the internal memory.

• You can add a (Print order) mark to a maximum 999 images.

z

Clearing the DPOF mark

Select the image to clear the DPOF registration, then press z on the control button in the same procedure as when making a DPOF mark.

The mark disappears and the DPOF registration is cleared.

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Rotate

Rotates a still image. Use this to display a horizontal orientation image in vertical orientation.

1 Press the (Playback) button to switch to playback mode

3 Rotate the image with [ / ] t b/B

4 [OK] t z

Notes

• You cannot rotate movies or protected still images.

• You may not be able to rotate images shot with other cameras.

• When viewing images on a computer, the image rotation information may not be reflected depending on the software.

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Select Folder

When multiple folders are created in “Memory Stick Duo” media, this selects the folder containing the image you want to play back.

Step 2 is unnecessary when [Folder View] is already set.

1 Press the (Playback) button to switch to playback mode

2 MENU t (View Mode) t View) button

4 Select the folder with b/B

5 [OK] t z

Note

• This item is not displayed when the internal memory is used to record images.

z

Viewing images across multiple folders

When multiple folders are created, the following indicators appear on the first and last images in the folder.

: Moves to the previous folder

: Moves to the next folder

: Moves to either the previous or next folders

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AF Illuminator

The AF Illuminator supplies fill light to focus more easily on a subject in dark surroundings.

The AF Illuminator emits red light allowing the camera to focus easily when the shutter button is pressed halfway, until the focus is locked. The indicator appears at this time.

1 Set the camera to shooting mode desired mode t z on the control button

Auto

Off

Uses the AF Illuminator.

Does not use AF Illuminator.

Notes

• Focus is achieved as long as the AF Illuminator light reaches the subject, regardless of whether light fails to reach the center of the subject.

• You cannot use the AF Illuminator when:

– Shooting with (Sweep Panorama)

– [Focus] is set to [Semi Manual] or [Manual Focus]

– [Conversion Lens] is set to [Tele]

– (Advanced Sports Shooting), (Landscape) mode, (Twilight) mode or (Fireworks) mode is selected in the Scene Selection mode

• When you use AF Illuminator, the normal AF range finder frame is disabled and a new AF range finder frame is displayed by a dotted line. AF operates with priority on subjects located near the center of the frame.

• The AF Illuminator emits very bright light. Although there is no health hazard, do not look directly into the AF Illuminator emitter at close range.

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Grid Line

With reference to the grid lines, you can easily set a subject in a horizontal/vertical position.

1 Set the camera to shooting mode desired mode t z on the control button

On

Off

Displays the grid lines. The grid lines are not recorded.

Does not display the grid lines.

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Digital Zoom

Selects the Digital Zoom mode. The camera enlarges the image using optical zoom (up to 20×).

When the zoom scale is exceeded, the camera uses either smart or precision digital zoom.

1 Set the camera to shooting mode desired mode t z on the control button

Smart ( )

Precision ( )

Enlarges the image digitally within the range where the image will not be distorted, according to the image size (Smart zoom).

Enlarges all image sizes by the total zoom scale of approximately

40

×

, including the optical zoom 20

×

. However, note that the picture quality deteriorates when the optical zoom scale is exceeded

(Precision digital zoom).

Does not use the digital zoom.

Off

Notes

• Digital zoom is not available in the following cases:

– (Advanced Sports Shooting) is selected in the Scene Selection mode

– Shooting movies

– The Smile Shutter is working

– Shooting with (Sweep Panorama)

• The smart zoom is not available when the image size is set to [9M], [3:2(8M)] or [16:9(6M)].

• The Face Detection function does not work when using the digital zoom.

Total zoom scale when using smart zoom

(including optical zoom 20×)

The supported zoom ratio differs depending on the image size.

Size

5M

3M

VGA

16:9(2M)

Total zoom scale

Approx. 26×

Approx. 33×

Approx. 108×

Approx. 36×

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Conversion Lens

Sets for achieving appropriate focus when attaching a conversion lens (sold separately).

1 Set the camera to shooting mode

(Settings) (Shooting Settings) t [Conversion Lens] t desired mode t z on the control button

Tele ( )

Off

Attaches a tele conversion lens.

Does not attach a lens.

Notes

• When using the flash, the flash light may be blocked, causing the shadow to appear.

• A reflected image of the lens may appear in images due to reflection between this lens and the conversion lens.

• The macro setting is fixed to [Auto].

• The available zoom area is limited.

• The available focusing area is limited.

• AF Illuminator does not emit light.

• If you shoot images with a conversion lens, the camera may also focus on close subjects in

(Landscape) mode and (Twilight) mode.

• If you shoot images with a conversion lens, you may not be able to record images in (Fireworks) mode with its optimal effect.

• Refer also to the operating instructions supplied with your conversion lens.

• [Conversion Lens] is set to [Off] in (Sweep Panorama).

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Flash Sync.

Select the timing that the flash strobes.

desired mode t z on the control button

Front

Rear (REAR)

Since the flash strobes right after the shutter is released, this allows you to get your shot closer to the time you release the shutter. Normally, use this setting.

Since the flash strobes right before the shutter is closed, this allows you to reflect the trail of a light or movement afterimage on a subject. Use for a moving subject, etc.

Notes

• When the shutter speed is too fast, the [Rear] setting effect may not be available.

• When the Red Eye Reduction is selected, the red-eye reduction effect may not be available at slower shutter speeds in the [Rear] setting.

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Auto Orientation

When the camera is rotated to shoot a portrait (vertical) image, the camera records its position change and displays the image in the portrait position.

1 Set the camera to shooting mode

(Settings) (Shooting Settings) t [Auto Orientation] t desired mode t z on the control button

On

Off

Records the image with the correct orientation.

Does not use Auto Orientation.

Notes

• Black is displayed to the left and right of vertical orientation images.

• Depending on the shooting angle of the camera, the orientation of the image may not be recorded correctly.

• You cannot use Auto Orientation in Movie Mode.

z

Rotating images after recording

• If the orientation of an image is incorrect, you can use the [Rotate] on the menu screen to display the image in portrait position.

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Auto Review

Displays the recorded image on the screen for approximately 2 seconds immediately after shooting a still image.

1 Set the camera to shooting mode desired mode t z on the control button

On

Off

Uses the Auto Review.

Does not use Auto Review.

z

Shooting another image without delay

• When you press the shutter button halfway down, the display of the recorded image disappears and you can shoot another image immediately, even if Auto Review is set to [On].

z

Continuing to view an Auto Review image

• When you keep the shutter button pressed down after shooting, the Auto Review image remains displayed for as long as the shutter button remains pressed down.

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Expanded Focus

Expands the center of the screen double in Manual Focus mode.

(Settings) (Shooting Settings) t [Expanded Focus] t desired mode t z on the control button

On

Off

Expands double.

Does not expand.

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Custom Button

Set the commonly-used function to the (Custom) button.

(Settings) (Shooting Settings) t [Custom Button] t desired mode t z on the control button

Smile Shutter

White Balance

Metering Mode

Sets the Smile Shutter.

Sets the White Balance.

Sets the Metering Mode.

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Beep

Selects or turns off the sound produced when you operate the camera.

(Settings) (Main Settings) t [Beep] t desired mode t z on the control button

Shutter

High

Low

Off

Turns on the shutter sound when you press the shutter button.

Turns on the beep/shutter sound when you press the control/shutter button.

If you want to lower the volume, select [Low].

Turns off the beep/shutter sound.

Note

• When the camera is connected to a TV using the HDMI cable (sold separately), the beep sound is fixed to

[Shutter].

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Language Setting

Selects the language to be used in the menu items, warnings and messages.

(Settings) (Main Settings) t [Language Setting] t desired mode t z on the control button

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Function Guide

You can select whether or not function guide is displayed when you operate the camera.

(Settings) (Main Settings) t [Function Guide] t desired mode t z on the control button

On

Off

Displays the function guide.

Does not display the function guide.

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Initialize

Initializes the setting to the default setting.

Even if you execute this function, the images are retained.

(Settings) (Main Settings) t [Initialize] t [OK] t z on the control button

Note

• Be sure not to turn off the camera while initializing.

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Demo Mode

You can set whether to use a demonstration of the Smile Shutter and Scene Recognition.

When there is no need to view a demonstration, set to [Off].

(Settings) (Main Settings) t [Demo Mode] t desired mode t z on the control button

2 Set the mode dial to

(Intelligent Auto Adjustment)

On

Off

Demonstrates the Scene Recognition and Smile Shutter mode.

Does not perform a demonstration.

View a demonstration of Scene Recognition

1 Point the camera at the subject

When Scene Recognition is performed, the icon and a description of the recognized scene appear on the screen.

2 Press the shutter button

The image is recorded as a normal shooting.

View a demonstration of Smile Shutter

2 Point the camera at the subject

The camera automatically operates the shutter when a smiling face is detected, but no image is recorded.

3 Press (Custom) button again to exit the demo mode

Notes

• [Custom Button] is fixed to [Smile Shutter] in [Demo Mode].

• [Auto Review] is fixed to [On].

• When demonstrating the Scene Recognition mode, the setting is fixed to [Auto].

• Although you can release the shutter in Smile Shutter demo mode, no image is recorded.

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HDMI Resolution

When you connect the camera to an HD (High Definition) TV with HDMI terminals using an

HDMI cable (sold separately), you can select HDMI Resolution to output images to the TV.

desired mode

(Settings) (Main Settings) t [HDMI Resolution] t

Auto

1080i

480p/576p

Set the output resolution automatically according to the information of the connected device.

Outputs with HD (High Definition) image quality (1080i).

Outputs with SD (Standard Definition) image quality (480p/576p).

• When [Video Out] is [NTSC], the resolution is output as 480p and when [PAL], the resolution is output as 576p.

Notes

• If the screen does not appear correctly, select [1080i] or [480p/576p] according to the connected TV.

• Set [Video Out] to select the HDMI Resolution according to the connected TV’s color system.

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CTRL FOR HDMI

This setting allows TV’s remote control of a camera that is connected to a “BRAVIA” Sync TV

using an HDMI cable (sold separately). For details on “BRAVIA” Sync, see page 132.

(Settings) (Main Settings) t [CTRL FOR HDMI] t desired mode t z on the control button

On

Off

Allows remote controlled operation.

Disallows remote controlled operation.

Note

• You can perform the operation of the camera with the remote controller of your TV by connecting your camera to a “BRAVIA” Sync compatible TV.

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COMPONENT

Selects the video signal output type from SD and HD(1080i) when you connect the camera and

TV using an HD Output Adaptor Cable (sold separately), according to the TV connected. Use a

Type2d-compliant HD Output Adaptor Cable (sold separately).

(Settings) (Main Settings) t [COMPONENT] t desired mode t z on the control button

HD(1080i)

SD

Select this item to connect the camera to a 1080i-capable High

Definition TV.

Select this item to connect the camera to a TV that is not compatible with an HD(1080i) signal.

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Video Out

Sets the video signal output according to the TV color system of the connected video equipment.

The TV color systems differ depending on the country and region.

To view images on a TV screen, check the TV color system of the country or region of use

(page 134).

(Settings) (Main Settings) t [Video Out] t desired mode t z on the control button

NTSC

PAL

Sets the video output signal to NTSC mode (e.g., for the USA,

Japan).

Sets the video output signal to PAL mode (e.g., for Europe, China).

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Wide Zoom Display

During playback on High Definition TV, still images at a 4:3 and 3:2 aspect ratio are played at a

16:9 aspect ratio. In this case the top and bottom of the image will be slightly cropped.

Camera LCD screen display

TV screen with Wide Zoom

Display

(Settings) (Main Settings) t [Wide Zoom Display] t desired mode t z on the control button

On

Off

Plays at a 16:9 aspect ratio.

Does not use Wide Zoom Display.

Notes

• Wide Zoom Display is not available for panoramic images, movies, 16:9 images and portrait (vertical) images.

• The image displayed on the LCD screen of the camera does not change.

• Wide Zoom Display is not available when the camera is connected to the TV with the cable for multi-use terminal (supplied).

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USB Connect

Selects the USB mode when connecting the camera to a computer or a PictBridge compliant printer using the cable for multi-use terminal (supplied).

(Settings) (Main Settings) t [USB Connect] t desired mode t z on the control button

Auto

PictBridge

PTP/MTP

Mass Storage

The camera recognizes automatically and sets up communication with a computer or PictBridge compliant printer.

Connects the camera to a PictBridge compliant printer.

When you connect the camera to a computer, the AutoPlay Wizard appears, and the still images in the recording folder on the camera are imported to the computer. (with Windows Vista/XP,

Mac OS X)

Establishes a Mass Storage connection between the camera and a computer or other USB device.

Notes

• If you cannot connect the camera to a PictBridge compliant printer with the [Auto] setting, select

[PictBridge].

• If you cannot connect the camera to a computer or a USB device with the [Auto] setting, select [Mass

Storage].

• When [USB Connect] is set to [PTP/MTP], you cannot export movies to a computer. To export movies to a computer, set [USB Connect] to [Auto] or [Mass Storage].

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Download Music

You can use “Music Transfer” in the CD-ROM (supplied) to change background music tracks.

on the control button

The message “Connect to PC” appears.

2 Make a USB connection between the camera and a computer, then start

“Music Transfer”

3 Follow the instructions on the screen to change music files

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Format Music

You can delete all the background music files stored in the camera. It can be used in cases such as when the background music files are damaged and cannot be played.

(Settings) (Main Settings) t [Format Music] t [OK] t z on the control button z

Restoring the music preset at the factory to the camera

You can use “Music Transfer” in the CD-ROM (supplied) to reset music files to the preset ones.

1

Make a USB connection between the camera and a computer

2

Start “Music Transfer”, then restore the default music

• For details on using “Music Transfer”, see the help in “Music Transfer”.

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Format

Formats the “Memory Stick Duo” media or the internal memory. A commercially available

“Memory Stick Duo” media is already formatted, and can be used immediately.

(Settings) (“Memory Stick” Tool) or (Internal

Memory Tool) t [Format] t [OK] t z on the control button

Note

• Note that formatting permanently erases all data including even protected images.

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Create REC.Folder

Creates a folder in “Memory Stick Duo” media for recording images.

Images are recorded in the newly created folder until you create another folder or select another recording folder.

(Settings) (“Memory Stick” Tool) t [Create

REC.Folder] t [OK] t z on the control button

Notes

• This item is not displayed when the internal memory is used to record images.

• When you insert a “Memory Stick Duo” media that was used with other equipment into the camera and shoot images, a new folder may be automatically created.

• Up to 4,000 images can be stored in one folder. When the folder capacity is exceeded, a new folder is automatically created.

z

On the folders

• After a new folder is created, you can change the storage destination folder (page 123) and select the

folder for viewing images (page 98).

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Change REC.Folder

Changes the folder in “Memory Stick Duo” media that is currently used for recording images.

(Settings) (“Memory Stick” Tool) t [Change

REC.Folder]

2 Select a folder with b/B on the control button

3 [OK] t z

Notes

• This item is not displayed when the internal memory is used to record images.

• The following folder cannot be selected as a recording folder.

– “100” folder

– A folder with a number that has only either “sssMSDCF” or “sssANV01”

• You cannot move recorded images to another folder.

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Delete REC.Folder

Deletes a folder for recording images in “Memory Stick Duo” media.

(Settings) (“Memory Stick” Tool) t [Delete

REC.Folder]

2 Select a folder with b/B on the control button

3 [OK] t z

Notes

• This item is not displayed when the internal memory is used to record images.

• If you delete the folder set as the recording folder using [Delete REC.Folder], the folder that has the largest folder number is selected as the next recording folder.

• You can delete only empty folders. If a folder contains images, or files that cannot be played back by the camera, first delete these images and files, and then delete the folder.

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Copy

Copies all images in the internal memory to a “Memory Stick Duo” media.

1 Insert a “Memory Stick Duo” media with sufficient free capacity into the camera

(Settings) (“Memory Stick” Tool) t [Copy] t [OK] t z on the control button

Notes

• Use a fully charged battery pack. If you attempt to copy image files using a battery pack with little remaining charge, the battery pack may run out, causing copying to fail or possibly corrupting the data.

• Images cannot be copied individually.

• The original images in the internal memory are retained even after copying. To delete the contents of the internal memory, remove the “Memory Stick Duo” media after copying, then format the internal memory

([Format] in [Internal Memory Tool]).

• A new folder is created on the “Memory Stick Duo” media and all the data will be copied to it. You cannot choose a specific folder and copy images to it.

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File Number

Selects the method used to assign file numbers to images.

(Settings) (“Memory Stick” Tool) or (Internal

Memory Tool) t [File Number] t desired mode t z on the control button

Series

Reset

Assigns numbers to files in sequence even if the recording folder or the “Memory Stick Duo” media is changed. (When the replaced

“Memory Stick Duo” media contains a file with a number higher than the last assigned number, a number one higher than the largest number is assigned.)

Starts from 0001 each time the folder is changed. (When the recording folder contains a file, a number one higher than the largest number is assigned.)

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Area Setting

Adjusts the time to the local time of a selected area.

(Settings) (Clock Settings) t [Area Setting] t desired setting t z on the control button

Home

Destination

You use the camera in your area.

When the currently set area differs from your home area, you must make the Area Setting.

You use the camera set to the time at your destination.

Set the destination area.

z

Changing Area Setting

Setting a frequently visited destination lets you easily adjust the time when you visit that destination.

Daylight Savings icon

If [Daylight Savings] is set to

[On], the icon turns white.

1

Select the area part for [Destination], then press z on the control button

2

Select an area with b/B on the control button, and select Daylight Savings time with v/V

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Date & Time Setting

Sets the date and time again.

(Settings) (Clock Settings) t [Date & Time Setting] t desired setting t z on the control button

Date & Time Format

You can select the date and time display format.

Daylight Savings

You can select Daylight Savings On/Off.

Date & Time

You can set the date and time.

Note

• The camera does not have a feature for superimposing dates on images. By using “PMB” in the CD-

ROM (supplied), you can print or save images with the date.

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Viewing images on a TV with SD

(Standard Definition)

You can view images on a TV with SD (Standard Definition) by connecting the camera to a TV.

The connection varies according to the type of TV the camera is connected to.

Refer also to the operating instructions supplied with the TV.

Viewing images by connecting the camera to a TV with the supplied cable for multi-use terminal

1 Turn off both the camera and the TV

2 Connect the camera to the TV with the cable for multi-use terminal

(supplied)

Yellow

White

VIDEO AUDIO

1

To audio/video input jacks

Red

(Playback) button

Cable for multi-use terminal (supplied)

2

To the multi connector

3 Turn on the TV and set the input

4 Press (Playback) button to turn on the camera

Images shot with the camera appear on the TV. Select the desired image with the control button.

Notes

• When using the camera abroad, it may be necessary to switch the video signal output to match that of

your TV system (page 116).

• The shooting image will not be displayed on the TV when the movie is shot under the condition of the camera and TV connected.

• When output to TV, easy viewing is invalid.

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Viewing images on an HD (High

Definition) TV

You can view high definition images on an HD (High Definition) TV by connecting the camera to an HD (High Definition) TV with an HDMI cable (sold separately) or an HD Output Adaptor

Cable (sold separately). The connection varies according to the type of TV the camera is connected to. Refer also to the operating instructions supplied with the TV.

1 Turn off the camera and the TV

2 Connect the camera to the TV with an HDMI cable (sold separately) or an

HD Output Adaptor Cable (sold separately)

Notes

• Images shot in [VGA] image size cannot be played back in HD format.

• When shooting movies in the condition with the camera and a TV connected using an HDMI cable (sold separately) or an HD Output Adaptor Cable (sold separately), the image being shot is not displayed in the

TV side.

• When output to TV, easy viewing is invalid.

• When using the camera abroad, it may be necessary to switch the video signal output to match that of

your TV system (page 116).

z

Viewing images shot with an image size other than

16:9 ( ,

Definition) TV

) full screen on an HD (High

• When you select [Multi-Purpose Resize] in the viewing menu, the aspect ratio can be converted to

16:9 and saved as a new file for viewing on an HD (High Definition) TV.

• You can play back an image with a 16:9 aspect ratio using [Wide Zoom Display] in the setting menu.

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On “PhotoTV HD”

This camera is compatible with the “PhotoTV HD” standard.

By connecting Sony PhotoTV HD-compatible devices using an HDMI cable (sold separately) or an HD Output Adaptor Cable (sold separately), a whole new world of photos can be comfortably enjoyed in breathtaking Full HD quality.

• “PhotoTV HD” allows for a highly-detailed, photo-like expression of subtle textures and colors.

• The settings are also required to be made on the TV. For playing movies, set the display setting of your TV to Video for optimal image quality.

For details, refer to the operating instruction of the TV.

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Viewing an image by connecting the camera to an

HD (High Definition) TV with an HDMI cable (sold separately)

Connect the camera to an HD (High Definition) TV which has an HDMI terminal with a HDMI cable (sold separately).

1 Attach an HDMI adaptor (supplied) to an HDMI Cable (sold separately)

2 Connect the camera to the TV with the HDMI Cable (sold separately)

(Playback) button

HDMI terminal

1

To the HDMI terminal

HDMI adaptor

(supplied)

HDMI Cable

(sold separately)

2

To the multi connector

3 Turn on the TV and set the input

4 Press (Playback) button to turn on the camera

The shooting images are displayed on the TV. Select an image with the control button.

Notes

• Set [HDMI Resolution] to [Auto] or [1080i] in

(Main Settings) (page 113).

• [Beep] is fixed to [Shutter].

• Do not connect the device output terminal to the output terminal of other devices. The images and sounds will not be output. Also, this may result in malfunction.

• Some devices may not work properly.

• Use an HDMI cable with the HDMI logo mark.

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Viewing images on a “BRAVIA” Sync TV

When connecting the camera to a “BRAVIA” Sync compatible TV with the HDMI cable (sold separately), you can playback images on your camera by the TV’s remote control on the TV.

1 Connect the camera to a TV with an HDMI cable (sold separately)

2 Turn on the TV and set the input

3 Press the (Playback) button to turn on the camera

4 Press the link menu button on the TV’s remote control and select the desired mode

Operation items

Slideshow with music

Single Image

Image Index

Wide Zoom Display

Delete

Change Main Image

Playback zoom

Rotate

Filter by Faces

View Mode

Exit

Descriptions

Plays back a slideshow of images with music.

Displays images one by one.

Displays multiple images at the same time.

During a single-image playback on TV, still images at 4:3 and 3:2 aspect ratios are played at a 16:9 aspect ratio. In this case the top and bottom of the image will be slightly cropped.

Deletes images.

You can change the main image of the burst group to your desired image in the group.

Plays back the enlarged image.

Rotates a still image.

Images are filtered then displayed.

Selects the display format for viewing multiple images.

Close the link menu.

Notes

• The displayed operation items may vary depending on the situation.

• You can perform the operation of the camera with the remote controller of your TV by connecting your camera to a “BRAVIA” Sync compatible TV.

• If you can not connect, set [CTRL FOR HDMI] to [On] in (Main Settings).

• When you connect the camera to other company’s TV, the remote control of the TV may activate the camera incorrectly. Select [On] in [CTRL FOR HDMI] on (Main Settings) in the menu.

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Viewing an image by connecting the camera to an

HD (High Definition) TV with an HD Output

Adaptor Cable (sold separately)

You can view an image recorded on the camera by connecting the camera to an HD (High

Definition) TV with the HD Output Adaptor Cable (sold separately). Use a Type2d-compliant

HD Output Adaptor Cable (sold separately).

1 Connect the camera to an HD (High Definition) TV with an HD Output

Adaptor Cable (sold separately)

COMPONENT

AUDIO

VIDEO IN

1

To audio/video input jacks

(Playback) button

Green/Blue/Red White/Red

HD Output Adaptor

Cable (sold separately)

2

To the multi connector

2 Turn on the TV and set the input

3 Press the

(Playback) button to turn on the camera

The shooting images are displayed on the TV. Select an image with the control button.

Note

• Set [COMPONENT] to [HD(1080i)] beforehand (page 115).

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On TV color systems

If you want to view images on a TV screen, you need a TV with a video input jack and the cable for multi-use terminal. The color system of the TV must match that of the digital still camera.

Check the following lists for the TV color system of the country or region where the camera is used.

NTSC system

Bahama Islands, Bolivia, Canada, Central America, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Jamaica, Japan,

Korea, Mexico, Peru, Surinam, Taiwan, the Philippines, the U.S.A., Venezuela, etc.

PAL system

Australia, Austria, Belgium, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Holland,

Hong Kong, Hungary, Italy, Kuwait, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal,

Singapore, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, etc.

PAL-M system

Brazil

PAL-N system

Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay

SECAM system

Bulgaria, France, Guiana, Iran, Iraq, Monaco, Russia, Ukraine, etc.

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Enjoying your Windows computer

For details on using a Macintosh computer, refer to “Using your

Macintosh computer” (page 144).

Install the software (supplied) first (page 137)

• Installing the software as follows:

– “PMB”

– “Music Transfer”

Connecting the camera to your computer

(page 139)

• Enjoying images using “PMB” and “Music Transfer” as follows:

– Importing images to your computer

– Exporting images to the camera

– Entering the desired event name to [Event List] on the camera

– Editing images

– Displaying the shooting locations of still images on maps online (this requires an Internet connection)

– Creating a disc with the images shot (this requires CD or DVD disc writing drive)

– Printing or saving still images with the date

– Uploading images to a media service (this requires an Internet connection)

– Changing Music for slideshow (using “Music Transfer”)

Additional information on this product and answers to frequently asked questions can be found at the Sony Customer Support Website.

http://www.sony.net/

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Recommended computer environment

For using “PMB” and “Music

Transfer”

For importing images

OS (pre-installed)

Microsoft Windows XP*

SP3/Windows Vista SP1**

Others

CPU: For playing/editing still images:

Intel Pentium III 800 MHz or faster

For playing/editing the High Definition movies:

[1440×1080(Fine)]: Intel Core Duo 2.0

GHz or faster/ Intel Core 2 Duo 1.66 GHz or faster

[1440×1080(Standard)]: Intel Pentium D

2.8 GHz or faster/ Intel Core Duo

1.66 GHz or faster/ Intel Core 2 Duo

1.20 GHz or faster

Memory: 512 MB or more (For playing/ editing the High Definition movies: 1 GB or more)

Hard Disk: Disk space required for installation—approximately 500 MB

Display: Screen resolution: 1,024 × 768 dots or more

Video memory: 32 MB or more

(Recommended: 64 MB or more)

USB jack: Provided as standard Microsoft Windows 2000

Professional SP4,

Windows XP* SP3/

Windows Vista SP1**

* 64-bit editions and Starter (Edition) are not supported.

** Starter (Edition) is not supported.

Notes

• The computer environment must also satisfy the operating requirements of the OS.

• Operation is not assured in an environment based on an upgrade of the operating systems described above or in a multi-boot environment.

• Operations are not guaranteed for all the recommended computer environments mentioned above.

• If you connect two or more USB devices to a single computer at the same time, some devices, including the camera, may not operate, depending on the types of USB devices you are using.

• Operations are not guaranteed when using a USB hub.

• Connecting the camera using a USB interface that is compatible with Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0 compliant) allows advanced transfer (high speed transfer) as the camera is compatible with Hi-Speed

USB (USB 2.0 compliant).

• There are four modes for a USB connection when connecting a computer, [Auto] (default setting), [Mass

Storage], [PictBridge] and [PTP/MTP] modes. This section describes the [Auto] and [Mass Storage] as

examples. For details on [PictBridge] and [PTP/MTP], see page 118.

• When your computer resumes from a suspend or sleep mode, communication between the camera and your computer may not recover at the same time.

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Installing the software (supplied)

You can install the supplied software (“PMB”, “Music Transfer”) using the following procedure.

1 Turn on your computer, and insert the CD-ROM

(supplied) into the CD-ROM drive

The installation menu screen appears.

• If it does not appear, double-click [Computer] (in Windows XP, [My

Computer]) t

• If the AutoPlay screen appears, select “Run Install.exe” and follow the instructions that appear on the screen to proceed with the installation.

2 Click [Install]

The “Choose Setup Language” screen appears.

3 Select the desired language, then click [Next]

The “License Agreement” screen appears.

4 Read the license agreement carefully. If you agree, click the radio button

( changes to ) then [Next]

5 Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation

• When the restarting confirmation message appears, restart the computer following the instructions on the screen.

• DirectX may be installed depending on the system environment of your computer.

6 Remove the CD-ROM after the installation is complete

The short cut icons for “PMB” and

Double-click these icons to start the software.

“PMB Guide” are created on the desktop.

Note

• Log on as Administrator.

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On “PMB (Picture Motion

Browser)” (supplied)

You can use still images and movies from the camera more than ever by taking advantage of the software. This section summarizes the “PMB”. For details, see the “PMB Guide.”

“PMB” overview

With the “PMB”:

• You can import images shot with the camera to the computer and display them on the computer.

• You can export images in your computer to a “Memory Stick Duo” media, and display them on the camera.

• You can enter the desired event name to [Event List] in the “Memory Stick Duo” media, and display them on the camera.

• You can organize images on the computer on a calendar by shooting date to view them.

• You can retouch (Red Eye Correction, etc.), search for faces, print, send still images as e-mail attachments, and change the shooting date.

• You can display information on the positions where you shot the images on a map. (This requires an

Internet connection.)

• You can print or save the still images with the date.

• You can create a data disc using a CD burner drive or DVD burner drive.

• You can upload the image to a media service. (This requires an internet connection.)

Starting the “PMB Guide”

1 Double-click the

(PMB Guide) icon on the desktop

To access “PMB Guide” from the start menu, click [Start] t [All Programs] t [Sony Picture

Utility] t [Help] t [PMB Guide].

Starting and exiting the “PMB”

1 Double-click the (PMB) icon on the desktop

To access “PMB” from the start menu, Click [Start] t [All Programs] t [Sony Picture Utility] t [PMB].

The confirmation message of the information tool appears on the screen when starting the

“PMB” for the first time. Select [Start].

• This function informs you of news, such as software updates. You can change the setting later.

2 Click the button on the top right corner of the screen to exit the “PMB”

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Enjoying images on your computer

For details on the “PMB” functions, see the “PMB Guide”.

Connecting the camera to the computer

When importing images from the internal memory, step 1 is unnecessary.

1 Insert a “Memory Stick Duo” media with recorded images into the camera

2 Insert the sufficiently charged battery pack into the camera, or connect the camera to a wall outlet (wall socket) with the AC Adaptor (sold separately)

3 Turn on the computer, then press

(Playback) button

4 Connect the camera to your computer

“Connecting…” appears on the screen of the camera.

• When a USB connection is established for the first time, your computer automatically runs a program to recognize the camera. Wait for a while.

1

To a USB jack

2

To the multi connector

Cable for multi-use terminal

Notes

• When you import/export images from/to your computer using a battery pack with little remaining charge, transferring may fail or image data may become corrupted if the battery pack shuts down too soon.

• is displayed on the screen during the communication session. Do not operate the computer while the indicator is displayed. When the indicator changes to , you can start using the computer again.

• If “Mass Storage” does not appear, set [USB Connect] to [Mass Storage] (page 118).

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Importing images to a computer

1 Make a USB connection between the camera and a computer

The [Import Media Files] screen of “PMB” appears automatically.

• If the AutoPlay Wizard appears, close it.

2 Click the [Import] button to import images

The computer starts importing images.

• By default, images are imported into a folder created in “Pictures” (in Windows XP, “My Pictures”) that is named with the event name of [Event List].

3 View images on your computer

When importing is complete, the “PMB” starts.

Thumbnails of the imported images are displayed.

• The “Pictures” (in Windows XP, “My Pictures”) folder is set as the default folder in “Viewed folders.” z

Viewing images using “PMB”

Organize images on the computer on a calendar by shooting date to view them. For details on the “PMB”, see the “PMB Guide.”

Example: Month display screen

Importing images to a computer without using “PMB”

When the AutoPlay Wizard appears in step 1, click [Open folder to view files] t [OK] t

[DCIM] t copy the desired images to the computer.

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Exporting images to view on the camera

You can export images in your computer to a “Memory Stick Duo” media, and view them on the camera. This section describes the procedure for automatically selecting and exporting images that have not been exported to “Memory Stick Duo” media in the camera.

The images can also be exported manually. For details, see the “PMB Guide.”

1 Make a USB connection between the camera and a computer

• If the AutoPlay Wizard appears, close it.

2 Double-click (PMB) on the desktop to start up “PMB”

3 Click on the top of the screen

The easy export screen appears.

4 Click [Export]

• When you play back exported images on this camera, the mark is displayed on the LCD screen.

Notes

• You cannot play back some images depending on the image size.

• No guarantees are made for playing back, on this camera, files containing images which were processed on a computer or images which were shot using other cameras.

• This method cannot be used to export movies. Movies should be exported to the camera manually.

Deleting the USB connection

Perform the procedures from step 1 to 3 below before:

• Disconnecting the cable for multi-use terminal.

• Removing a “Memory Stick Duo” media.

• Inserting a “Memory Stick Duo” media into the camera after copying images from the internal memory.

• Turning off the camera.

1 Double-click the disconnect icon on the tasktray

2 Click (USB Mass Storage Device) t [Stop]

3 Confirm the device on the confirmation window, then click [OK]

Windows Vista

Windows XP

Disconnect icon

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Image file storage destinations and file names

The image files recorded with the camera are grouped as folders on the “Memory Stick Duo” media or the internal memory.

A

Folder containing image data recorded using a camera not equipped with the folder creating function.

B

Folder containing still image data recorded using the camera.

C

Folder containing movie data recorded using the camera.

Example: viewing folders on

Windows Vista

Notes

• You cannot record any images to the “100MSDCF” or “100ANV01” folders. The images in these folders are available only for viewing.

• You cannot record/play back any images of the “MISC” folder.

• Image files are named as follows:

– Still image files: DSC0ssss.JPG

– Movie files

1080×720: MAH0ssss.MP4

VGA: MAQ0ssss.MP4

– Index image files that are recorded when you record movies

1080×720: MAH0ssss.THM

VGA: MAQ0ssss.THM

ssss stands for any number within the range from 0001 to 9999. The numerical portions of the name of a movie file recorded in Movie Mode and its corresponding index image file are the same.

• For more information about folders, see pages 98, 122, 123 and 124.

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Using the “Music Transfer”

(supplied)

You can change the music files that are preset at the factory to the desired music files using

“Music Transfer” in the CD-ROM (supplied). You can also delete these files whenever you want.

Changing Music using “Music Transfer”

The music formats you can transfer with “Music Transfer” are listed below:

• MP3 files stored on the hard disk drive of your computer

• Music on CDs

• Preset-music saved on the camera

(Settings) (Main Settings) t [Download Music]

2 Press z on the control button

The message “Connect to PC” appears.

3 Make a USB connection between the camera and your computer

4 Start “Music Transfer”

5 Follow the instructions on the screen to change music files z

Restoring the music preset at the factory to the camera

Execute [Restore to Preset Tracks] in step 5.

All music files return to the preset-music, and [Music] in the [Slideshow] menu is set to

[Mute].

• You can reset the music files to the preset ones using [Initialize] (page 111), however, other settings

will also be reset.

• For details on using “Music Transfer”, see the help in “Music Transfer”.

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Using your Macintosh computer

You can copy images to your Macintosh computer. “PMB” is not compatible with Macintosh computers. When images are exported to the “Memory Stick Duo” media, view them in the

Folder View mode (page 85).

Recommended computer environment

For copying images

For using “Music

Transfer”

OS (pre-installed) Others

Mac OS 9.1/9.2/

Mac OS X (v10.1 to v10.5)

USB jack: Provided as standard

Mac OS X (v10.3 to v10.5) Memory: 64 MB or more (128 MB or more is recommended)

Hard Disk: Disk space required for installation—approximately 50 MB

Notes

• Operations are not guaranteed for all the recommended computer environments mentioned above.

• If you connect two or more USB devices to a single computer at the same time, some devices, including the camera, may not operate depending on the types of USB devices you are using.

• Operations are not guaranteed when using a USB hub.

• Connecting the camera using a USB interface that is compatible with Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0 compliant) allows advanced transfer (high speed transfer) as the camera is compatible with Hi-Speed

USB (USB 2.0 compliant).

• There are four modes for a USB connection when connecting a computer, [Auto] (default setting), [Mass

Storage], [PictBridge] and [PTP/MTP] modes. This section describes the [Auto] and [Mass Storage] as

examples. For details on [PictBridge] and [PTP/MTP], see page 118.

• When your computer resumes from the suspend or sleep mode, communication between the camera and your computer may not recover at the same time.

Additional information on this product and answers to frequently asked questions can be found at the Sony Customer Support Website.

http://www.sony.net/

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Importing and viewing images on a computer

When importing images from the internal memory, step 1 is unnecessary.

1 Insert a “Memory Stick Duo” media with recorded images into the camera

2 Insert the sufficiently charged battery pack into the camera, or connect the camera to a wall outlet (wall socket) with the AC Adaptor (sold separately)

3 Turn on the Macintosh computer, then press the

(Playback) button on the camera

4 Connect the camera to your computer

1

To a USB jack

2

To the multi connector

Cable for multi-use terminal

5 Double-click the newly recognized icon t [DCIM] t the folder where the images you want to import are stored

6 Drag and drop the image files to the hard disk icon

The image files are copied to the hard disk.

• For details on the storage location of the images and file names, see page 142.

7 Double-click the hard disk icon t the desired image file in the folder containing the copied files

Displays the images.

Deleting the USB connection

Drag and drop the drive icon or the icon of the “Memory Stick Duo” media to the “Trash” icon beforehand when you perform the procedures listed below, or the camera is disconnected from the computer.

• Disconnecting the cable for multi-use terminal.

• Removing a “Memory Stick Duo” media.

• Inserting a “Memory Stick Duo” media into the camera.

• Turning off the camera.

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Changing Music using “Music Transfer”

You can change the music files that are preset at the factory to the desired music files using

“Music Transfer” in the CD-ROM (supplied). You can also delete these files whenever you want.

The music formats you can transfer with “Music Transfer” are listed below:

• MP3 files stored on the hard disk drive of your computer

• Music on CDs

• Preset-music saved on the camera

1 Turn on your Macintosh computer, and insert the CD-ROM (supplied) into the CD-ROM drive

3 Double-click the [MusicTransfer.pkg] file in [Mac] folder

The installation of the software starts.

(Settings) (Main Settings) t [Download Music]

5 Press z on the control button

The message “Connect to PC” appears.

6 Make a USB connection between the camera and Macintosh computer

7 Start “Music Transfer”

8 Follow the instructions on the screen to change music files

Notes

• Shut down all other application software before you install “Music Transfer”.

• For installation, you need to log on as an Administrator.

z

Restoring the music preset at the factory to the camera

Execute [Restore to Preset Tracks] in step 8.

All Music files return to the preset-music, and [Music] in the [Slideshow] menu is set to

[Mute].

• You can reset the Music files to the preset ones using [Initialize] (page 111), however, other settings

will also be reset.

• For details on using “Music Transfer”, see the help in “Music Transfer”.

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Viewing “Cyber-shot Step-up

Guide”

“Cyber-shot Step-up Guide” further introduces how to use the camera and optional accessories.

Viewing on Windows

When you install “Cyber-shot Handbook”, “Cyber-shot Step-up Guide” is also installed.

1 Double-click (Step-up Guide) on the desktop

To access “Step-up Guide” from the start menu, click [Start] t [All Programs] t [Sony

Picture Utility] t [Step-up Guide].

Viewing on Macintosh

1 Copy the [stepupguide] folder in the [stepupguide] folder to your computer

2 Select [stepupguide], [language] and then [GB] folder stored in the CD-

ROM (supplied), and copy all the files in the [GB] folder to the [img] folder in the [stepupguide] folder that you copied to your computer in step 1

(Overwrite the files in the [img] folder with the files from the [GB] folder)

3 After copying is complete, double-click “stepupguide.hqx” in the

[stepupguide] folder to uncompress it, then double-click the generated file

“stepupguide”

Note

• If an uncompress tool for HQX file is not installed, install the Stuffit Expander.

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Printing still images

You can print still images by the following methods.

Printing directly using a PictBridge compliant

printer (page 149)

You can print images by connecting the camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer.

Printing directly using a “Memory Stick” media compliant printer

You can print images with a “Memory Stick” media compliant printer.

For details, see the operating instructions supplied with the printer.

Printing using a computer

You can import images to a computer using the supplied “PMB” software in the CD-ROM (supplied) and print the images.

You can insert the date on the image and print it. For details, see the “PMB

Guide.”

Printing at a shop (page 151)

You can take a “Memory Stick Duo” media containing images shot with the camera to a photo printing service shop. You can make a (Print order) mark on the images which you want to print out in advance.

Note

• When you print images shot in [16:9] mode, both edges may be cut off.

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Printing images directly using a

PictBridge compliant printer

Even if you do not have a computer, you can print images shot using the camera by connecting the camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer.

“PictBridge” is based on the CIPA standard. (CIPA: Camera & Imaging

Products Association)

Notes

• You cannot print movies.

• You cannot print panoramic images depending on the printer.

Preparing the camera

Prepare the camera for USB connection to the printer, using the cable for multi-use terminal.

1 Insert the sufficiently charged battery pack into the camera

2 Connect the camera to the printer

1

To the USB jack

Cable for multi-use terminal

3 Turn on the printer

After the connection is made, the indicator appears on the screen.

If the indicator flashes on the screen of the camera (error notification), check the connected printer.

2

To the multi connector indicator

Note

• If it was impossible to connect to the printer, be sure to set [USB Connect] under (Main Settings) to

[PictBridge].

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Printing

This Image

Multiple Images

Prints the currently displayed image in single-image mode.

You can select and print multiple images.

Do as following after step 2.

1

Select an image then press z

Repeat the above steps until there are no more images to be printed.

2

MENU t [OK] t z

2 Desired item t [OK] t z

Quantity

Layout

Size

Date

Selects the number of copies of the specified image to be printed.

• The designated number of images may not all fit onto a single sheet depending on the quantity of images.

Selects the number of images you want to print side by side on a sheet.

Selects the size of the printing sheet.

Selects [Date] or [Day&Time] to insert the date and time on images.

• When you choose [Date], the date will be inserted in the order you select by [Date & Time Setting] of the camera. This function may not be provided depending on the printer.

Note

• Do not disconnect the cable for multi-use terminal while the (PictBridge Connecting) indicator appears on the screen.

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Printing at a shop

You can take a “Memory Stick Duo” media containing images shot with the camera to a photo printing service shop. As long as the shop supports photo printing services conforming to the

DPOF, you can make a (Print order) mark on images in advance in viewing menu.

Notes

• You cannot print images stored in the internal memory at a print shop directly from the camera.

Copy the images to a “Memory Stick Duo” media, then take the “Memory Stick Duo” media to the print

shop (page 125).

• Consult your photo printing service shop as to what types of “Memory Stick Duo” media they handle.

• If a “Memory Stick Duo” media is not handled by your photo printing service shop, copy the images you want to print out to another medium such as a CD-R and take it to the shop.

• The “Memory Stick Duo” media Adaptor (sold separately) may be necessary. Consult your photo printing service shop.

• Before you take image data to a shop, always copy (back up) your data to a disk.

• You cannot set the number of prints.

• When you want to superimpose dates on images, consult your photo printing service shop.

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Troubleshooting

If you experience trouble with the camera, try the following solutions.

1

Check the items on pages 153 to 161.

If a code such as “C/E:ss:ss” appears on the screen, see

page 162.

2

Remove the battery pack, wait for about one minute, re-insert the battery pack, then turn on the power.

3

Press the RESET button using a fine-tipped object, and turn on

the power (page 15).

If you do the operation above, the date and time setting is cleared.

4

Consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility.

On repairing cameras with internal memory or music files function included, data in the camera may be checked on minimum necessity to verify and improve the malfunction symptoms. Sony will not copy or save any of those data.

Additional information on this product and answers to frequently asked questions can be found at our Customer Support Website.

http://www.sony.net/

Click one of the following items to jump to the page explaining the symptom and cause or the appropriate corrective action.

Battery pack and power ................ 153

Shooting still images/movies ....... 154

Viewing images .............................. 157

Deleting........................................... 157

Computers ...................................... 158

“Memory Stick Duo” media........... 159

Internal memory ............................. 159

Printing ........................................... 159

PictBridge compliant printer......... 160

Others ............................................. 161

Warning indicators and messages

......................................................... 162

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Battery pack and power

Cannot insert the battery pack.

• Insert the battery pack correctly by pushing the battery eject lever.

Cannot turn on the camera.

• After inserting the battery pack into the camera, it may take a few moments for the camera to power up.

• Insert the battery pack correctly.

• The battery pack is discharged. Insert a charged battery pack.

• The battery pack is dead (page 171). Replace it with a new one.

• Use a recommended battery pack.

The power turns off suddenly.

• Depending on the camera and battery temperature, the power may turn off automatically to protect the camera. In this case, a message is displayed on the LCD screen before the power turns off.

• If you do not operate the camera for about three minutes while the power is on, the camera turns off automatically to prevent wearing out the battery pack. Turn on the camera again.

• The battery pack is dead (page 171). Replace it with a new one.

The remaining charge indicator is incorrect.

• The battery charge will quickly get used up and the actual remaining battery charge will be lower than the indicator in the following cases:

– When you use the camera in an extremely hot or cold location

– When you use the flash and zoom frequently

– When you repeatedly turn the power on and off

– When you set the screen brightness higher using DISP (screen display) settings

• A discrepancy arose between the remaining charge indicator and the actual remaining battery charge.

Fully discharge the battery pack once, then charge it to correct the indication.

• The battery pack is discharged. Insert a charged battery pack.

• The battery pack is dead (page 171). Replace it with a new one.

Cannot charge the battery pack.

• You cannot charge the battery pack using the AC Adaptor (sold separately). Use the battery charger to charge the battery.

The CHARGE lamp flashes while charging the battery.

• Remove and reinsert the battery pack, making sure it is installed correctly.

• The temperature may be inappropriate for charging. Try charging the battery pack again within the proper charging temperature range (10 °C to 30 °C (50 °F to 86 °F)).

• Refer to page 172 for details.

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Shooting still images/movies

The image not clear on the finder.

• Adjust the diopter scale properly using the finder adjustment dial.

Cannot record images.

• Check the free capacity of the internal memory or “Memory Stick Duo” media. If it is full, do one of the following:

– Delete unnecessary images (page 49)

– Change the “Memory Stick Duo” media

• You cannot record images while charging the flash.

• When shooting a still image, set the mode dial to other than (Movie Mode).

• Set the mode dial to (Movie Mode) when shooting movies.

• You can record movies with an image size of [1440×1080(Fine)], [1440×1080(Standard)], or

[1280×720] on “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media. When using recording media other than “Memory

Stick PRO Duo” media, set the movie image size to [VGA].

• The lens cap is attached. Remove it.

• The camera is in Smile Shutter demonstration mode. Set [Demo Mode] to [Off].

Sweep Panorama function does not work.

• The Sweep Panorama function does not work at the following. Shoot in a certain speed according to the guidance bar.

– The speed of the camera moving is too fast or too slow

– Shoot in a different direction from what you set for

• If there is too much camera shake during panning, the shooting stops. Hold the camera firmly when shooting.

Smile Shutter function does not work.

• No image is shot if a smiling face is not detected.

• [Demo Mode] is set to [On]. Set [Demo Mode] to [Off] (page 112).

The subject is not visible on the screen.

• The camera is set to the playback mode. Press (Playback) button to switch to the shooting mode.

• Press the FINDER/LCD button.

Anti-blur function does not work.

• The anti-blur function does not work when appears on the display.

• The anti-blur function may not work properly when shooting night scenes.

• Shoot after pressing the shutter button halfway down; do not press it fully down suddenly.

• Confirm that the [Conversion Lens] setting is correct (page 102).

Recording takes a long time.

• When the shutter speed becomes slower than a certain speed in low light conditions, the NR (Noise

Reduction) slow shutter function is activated automatically to reduce the image noise. Under such conditions, recording takes a long time.

• The Anti Blink function is working. Reset [Anti Blink] to [Off] (page 68).

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The image is out of focus.

• The subject is too close. When shooting, make sure to position the lens farther away from the subject than the shortest shooting distance (approximately 1 cm (13/32 inches) (W)/150 cm (4 feet

11 1/8 inches) (T) from the lens).

• (Landscape), (Twilight) or (Fireworks) mode is selected in the Scene Selection when shooting still images.

• When (Advanced Sports Shooting) mode is selected, the subject being too close may be out of focus.

• The Semi Manual or Manual Focus is selected. Select the auto focus mode (page 40).

• Confirm that the [Conversion Lens] setting is correct (page 102).

Zoom does not work.

• You cannot use the smart zoom depending on the image size (page 101).

• You cannot use the zoom when the Sweep Panorama shooting.

• You cannot use the digital zoom when:

– Shooting movies

– The Smile Shutter is working

– (Advanced Sports Shooting) mode in the Scene Selection is selected

Cannot select the Face Detection function.

• You can select Face Detection only when the focus mode is set to [Multi AF] and the metering mode is set to [Multi].

The flash does not work.

• You cannot use the flash when:

– [REC Mode] is set to burst or exposure bracket (page 42)

– (High Sensitivity), (Advanced Sports Shooting), (Twilight) or (Fireworks) mode is selected in the Scene Selection

– Shooting movies

– The mode dial is set to (Sweep Panorama), (Hand-held Twilight) and (Anti Motion

Blur)

• Set the flash to (Flash On) (page 39) when the Scene Selection mode is set to

(Landscape),

(Gourmet), (Beach) or (Snow) mode.

• Set (Flash On) when followings:

– The mode dial is set to , or

Fuzzy white circular spots appear in images shot using the flash.

• Particles (dust, pollen, etc.) in the air reflected the flash light and appeared in the image. This is not a malfunction.

The close-up shoot function (Macro) does not work.

• (Advanced Sports Shooting), (Landscape), (Twilight) or (Fireworks) mode is selected in the Scene Selection.

• Macro mode is set to [Auto] when the camera is in (Intelligent Auto Adjustment) or in

(Movie Mode).

Macro shooting cannot be turned off.

• There is no function for forcibly turning off macro shooting. In [Auto] mode, telephoto shooting is possible even in the macro shooting condition.

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The date and time are not displayed on the LCD screen.

• While shooting, the date and time are not displayed. They are displayed only during playback.

Cannot insert dates on images.

• This camera does not have a feature for superimposing dates on images. By using “PMB”, you can

print or save images with the date (page 138).

The F value and shutter speed flash when you press and hold the shutter button halfway down.

• The exposure is incorrect. Correct the exposure (page 44).

The LCD screen is too dark or too bright.

• Adjust the brightness of the backlight (page 18).

The image is too dark.

• You are shooting a subject with a light source behind the subject. Select the Metering Mode (page 60)

or adjust the exposure (page 44).

The image is too bright.

• Adjust the exposure (page 44).

The image colors are not correct.

• Set [Color Mode] to [Normal] (page 72).

• Set [Color Filter] to [Off] (page 73).

• Adjust the White Balance (page 58).

Noise appears in the image when you view the screen in a dark place.

• The camera is attempting to increase the visibility of the screen by temporarily brightening the image under conditions of low illumination. There is no effect on the recorded image.

The eyes of the subject come out red.

• Set [Red Eye Reduction] to [Auto] or [On] (page 69).

• Shoot the subject at a distance closer than the flash range using the flash.

• Light the room and shoot the subject.

• Retouch the image using [Retouch] t [Red Eye Correction] in viewing menu, or correct using

“PMB”.

Dots appear and remain on the screen.

• This is not a malfunction. These dots are not recorded.

Cannot shoot images in succession.

• The internal memory or “Memory Stick Duo” media is full. Delete unnecessary images (page 49).

• The battery level is low. Insert charged battery pack.

The same image is shot several times.

• [REC Mode] is set to burst or bracket, set to [Normal] (page 42). Or, [Scene Recognition] is set to

[Advanced] (page 62).

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Viewing images

Cannot play back images.

• Press the (Playback) button.

• The folder/file name has been changed on your computer.

• No guarantees are made for playing back, on this camera, files containing images which were processed on a computer or images which were shot using other cameras.

• The camera is in USB mode. Delete the USB connection (page 141).

• You may not be able to play back some images stored on the “Memory Stick Duo” media shot using

other cameras. Play such images in Folder View (page 85).

• This is caused by copying images on your computer to the “Memory Stick Duo” media without using

the “PMB”. Play such images in Folder View (page 85).

The date and time are not displayed.

• The screen display is set to display images only. Press the DISP (screen display) button to display

information (page 18).

The image appears rough right after playback starts.

• This may happen due to image processing. This is not a malfunction.

Left and right sides of the screen are shown in black.

• [Auto Orientation] is set to [On] (page 104).

Cannot display images in index mode.

• The mode dial is set to (Easy Shooting). Set the mode dial to other modes to play back images.

Cannot hear music during slideshow.

• Transfer music files to the camera with “Music Transfer” (page 143).

• Confirm that the volume setting and slideshow setting are correct.

• Slideshow is played back with [Continuous Playback]. Select [Slideshow with music] and play back.

The image does not appear on the TV.

• Check [Video Out] to see if the video output signal of the camera is set to the color system of your TV

(page 116).

• Check whether the connection is correct (page 129).

• If the USB connector of the cable for multi-use terminal is connected to another device, disconnect it

(page 141).

• When shooting movies in the condition with the camera and a TV connected, the image being shot is not displayed in the TV side.

Deleting

Cannot delete an image.

• Cancel the protection (page 95).

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Computers

Computer OS compatibility with camera is unknown.

• Check “Recommended computer environment” on page 136 for Windows, and page 144 for

Macintosh.

“Memory Stick PRO Duo” media is not recognized by a computer with a “Memory

Stick” media slot.

• Check that the computer and the “Memory Stick” media Reader/Writer support “Memory Stick PRO

Duo” media. Users of computers and “Memory Stick” media Readers/Writers made by manufacturers other than Sony should contact those manufacturers.

• If “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media is not supported, connect the camera to the computer (pages 139

and 145). The computer recognizes the “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media.

Your computer does not recognize the camera.

• When the battery level is low, insert the charged battery pack or use the AC adaptor (sold separately).

• Set [USB Connect] to [Auto] or [Mass Storage] (page 118).

• Use the cable for multi-use terminal (supplied).

• Disconnect the cable for multi-use terminal from both the computer and the camera, and connect it again firmly.

• Disconnect all equipment other than the camera, the keyboard and the mouse from the USB connectors of your computer.

• Connect the camera directly to your computer without passing through a USB hub or other device.

Cannot import images.

• Connect the camera and your computer correctly making a USB connection (page 139).

• When you shoot images with a “Memory Stick Duo” media formatted by a computer, you may not be able to import the images to a computer. Shoot using a “Memory Stick Duo” media formatted by the

camera (page 121).

After making a USB connection, “PMB” does not start automatically.

• Make the USB connection after the computer is turned on.

Cannot play back images on your computer.

• If you are using “PMB”, refer to “PMB Guide” (page 138).

• Consult the computer or software manufacturer.

The image and sound are interrupted by noise when you view a movie on a computer.

• You are playing back the movie directly from the internal memory or the “Memory Stick Duo” media. Import the movie to the hard disk of your computer, then play back the movie from the hard

disk (page 139).

Cannot print an image.

• Refer to the operation manual of the printer.

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Images once exported to a computer cannot be viewed on the camera.

• Export them to a folder recognized by the camera, such as “101MSDCF” (page 142).

• When using software other than “PMB”, the information may not be updated correctly, so images may turn blue or otherwise not be displayed correctly. This is not a malfunction.

• When blue images appear, view them in the Folder View mode or delete them with the camera.

“Memory Stick Duo” media

Cannot insert a “Memory Stick Duo” media.

• Insert the “Memory Stick Duo” media in the correct direction.

You have formatted a “Memory Stick Duo” media by mistake.

• All the data on the “Memory Stick Duo” media is deleted by formatting. You cannot restore it.

Internal memory

Cannot playback or record images using the internal memory.

• There is a “Memory Stick Duo” media inserted in the camera. Remove it.

Cannot copy the data stored in the internal memory to a “Memory Stick Duo” media.

• The “Memory Stick Duo” media is full. Copy to a “Memory Stick Duo” media with sufficient capacity.

Cannot copy the data on the “Memory Stick Duo” media or the computer to the internal memory.

• This feature is not available.

Printing

See “PictBridge compliant printer” together with the following items.

Images are printed with both edges cut off.

• Depending on your printer, all the edges of the image may be cut off. Especially when you print an image shot with the image size set to [16:9], the lateral end of the image may be cut off.

• When printing images using your printer, cancel the trimming or borderless settings. Consult the printer manufacturer as to whether the printer provides these functions or not.

• When having images printed at a digital print shop, ask the shop whether they can print the images without cutting off both edges.

Cannot print images with the date.

• Using “PMB”, you can print images with date (page 138).

• The camera does not have a feature for superimposing dates on images. However, because the images shot with the camera include information on the recording date, you can print images with the date superimposed if the printer or the software can recognize Exif information. For compatibility with

Exif information, consult the manufacturer of the printer or the software.

• If you use a photo printing service, ask them to superimpose the dates on images.

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PictBridge compliant printer

A connection cannot be established.

• The camera cannot be connected directly to a printer that is not compliant with the PictBridge standard. Consult the printer manufacturer as to whether the printer is compliant with PictBridge or not.

• Check that the printer is turned on and can be connected to the camera.

• Set [USB Connect] to [PictBridge] (page 118).

• Disconnect and connect the cable for multi-use terminal again. If an error message is indicated on the printer, refer to the operating instructions supplied with the printer.

Cannot print images.

• Check that the camera and the printer are properly connected using the cable for multi-use terminal.

• Turn on the printer. For details, refer to the operating instructions supplied with the printer.

• If you select [Exit] during printing, images may not be printed. Disconnect and connect the cable for multi-use terminal again. If you still cannot print your images, disconnect the cable for multi-use terminal, turn the printer off and then on, then connect the cable for multi-use terminal again.

• Movies cannot be printed.

• Images shot using other cameras, or images modified with a computer may not be printed.

• Panoramic images may not be printed depending on the printer or may print in cutted off panoramic image.

Printing is canceled.

• Confirm that you have disconnected the cable for multi-use terminal before the

Connecting) mark disappears.

(PictBridge

Cannot insert the date or print images in the index mode.

• The printer does not provide these functions. Consult the printer manufacturer as to whether the printer provides these functions or not.

• The date may not be inserted in the index mode depending on the printer. Consult the printer manufacturer.

“---- -- --” is printed on the date-inserted part of the image.

• The image does not have the recording data so the date cannot be inserted. Set [Date] to [Off] and

print the image again (page 150).

Cannot select the print size.

• Consult the printer manufacturer as to whether the printer can provide the desired size.

Cannot print the image at the size selected.

• When you use paper of a different size after connecting the printer to the camera, disconnect and then reconnect the cable for multi-use terminal.

• The print setting of the camera differs from that of the printer. Change the setting of either the camera

(page 150) or the printer.

Cannot operate the camera after cancelling printing.

• Wait for a while as the printer is carrying out the cancellation. It may take some time depending on the printer.

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Others

The power is on, but the camera does not work.

• The built-in microcomputer is not working properly. Remove the battery pack, and then, after one minute, insert the battery pack and turn on the camera. If this does not work, reset the camera

(pages 15 and 152).

The lens gets fogged.

• Moisture condensation has occurred. Turn off the camera and leave it for about an hour before using it.

The camera turns off with the lens portion extended.

• The battery pack is discharged. Replace it with a charged battery pack, then turn the camera on again.

• Do not attempt to force the lens that has stopped moving.

The camera becomes warm when you use it for a long time.

• This is not a malfunction.

The clock set screen appears when you turn on the camera.

• Set the date and time again (page 128).

• The internal rechargeable backup battery has discharged. Insert a charged battery, and set aside for

24 hours or more with the power left off.

You want to change the date or time.

• Change the settings by MENU t [Settings] t [Clock Settings] t [Date & Time Setting].

The date or time is incorrect.

• The Area Setting is set to a different location than your current location. Change the setting by

MENU t [Settings] t [Clock Settings] t [Area Setting].

The image taken in high-zoom is distorted.

• The image may become distorted when the weather is unstable, due to haze. This is not a malfunction.

Because the image cannot be checked during recording, Sony recommends playing back the image magnified on the screen to check after the recording is finished.

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Warning indicators and messages

Self-diagnosis display

If a code starting with a letter of the alphabet appears, the self-diagnosis function on the camera is working. The last two digits (indicated by ss

) will differ depending on the state of the camera.

If you cannot solve the problem even after trying the following corrective actions a few times, the camera may need repair.

Contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility.

C:32:

ss

• There is trouble with the camera’s hardware. Turn the power off and on again.

C:13:

ss

• The camera cannot read or write data on the “Memory Stick Duo” media. Try turning off and on the camera again, or taking out and inserting the “Memory Stick Duo” media several times.

• The internal memory has experienced a format error, or an unformatted “Memory Stick Duo” media

is inserted. Format the internal memory or the “Memory Stick Duo” media (page 121).

• The inserted “Memory Stick Duo” media cannot be used with the camera, or the data is damaged.

Insert a new “Memory Stick Duo” media.

E:61:

ss

E:62:

ss

E:91:

ss

• A camera malfunction has occurred. Press the RESET button (pages 15 and 152), then turn the power

on again.

Messages

If the following messages appear, follow the instructions.

• The battery level is low. Charge the battery pack immediately. Depending on the conditions of use or the type of battery pack, the indicator may flash even though there are still 5 to 10 minutes of remaining battery time left.

For use with compatible battery only

• The battery inserted is not the NP-FH50 (supplied) “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack.

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System error

• Turn the power off and then on again.

Camera overheating

Allow it to cool

• The camera temperature has risen. The power may turn off automatically, or you may be unable to record movies. Leave the camera in a cool location until the temperature drops.

Internal memory error

• Turn the power off and then on again.

Reinsert the “Memory Stick”

• Insert the “Memory Stick Duo” media correctly.

• The inserted “Memory Stick Duo” media cannot be used in the camera (page 169).

• The “Memory Stick Duo” media is damaged.

• The terminal section of the “Memory Stick Duo” media is dirty.

“Memory Stick” type error

• The inserted “Memory Stick Duo” media cannot be used in the camera (page 169).

This “Memory Stick” may not record or play

• The inserted “Memory Stick Duo” media cannot be used in the camera (page 169).

Cannot access “Memory Stick”

Access denied

• You are using the “Memory Stick Duo” media with the access controlled.

Error formatting internal memory

Error formatting “Memory Stick”

• Format the media again (page 121).

“Memory Stick” locked

• You are using the “Memory Stick Duo” media with the write-protect switch, and the switch is set to the LOCK position. Set the switch to the recording position.

No memory space on “Memory Stick”

No memory space on internal memory

• Delete unnecessary images or files (page 49).

Read only “Memory Stick”

• The camera cannot record or delete images on this “Memory Stick Duo” media.

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No images

• No images that can be played back have been recorded in the internal memory.

• No images that can be played back have been recorded in this folder of the “Memory Stick Duo” media.

• When images recorded with other cameras cannot be played back on this camera, view the images in

Folder View mode (page 85).

No still images

• The selected folder does not contain a file that can be played back in a slideshow.

• There are no images that can be filtered by faces.

File found which was not recognized

• You tried to delete a folder containing a file that cannot be played on this camera. Delete the file with a computer and then delete the folder.

Invalid operation

• You tried to delete an image or movie being played with the View Mode set to Favorites. Be sure to change to another View Mode as deletions are not allowed when the View Mode is set to Favorites.

• You cannot display the panoramic image for [3424×1920] size while HD (High Definition) output.

Self-Timer is invalid

• The self-timer is unavailable under these settings.

Folder error

• A folder with the same first three digit number already exists on the “Memory Stick Duo” media (for

example: 123MSDCF and 123ABCDE). Select another folder, or create a new folder (pages 122,

123).

Cannot create more folders

• The folder with a name beginning with “999” exists on the “Memory Stick Duo” media. You cannot create any folders if this is the case.

Empty folder contents

• You tried to delete a folder containing one or more files. Delete all of the files and then delete the folder.

No folder

• You tried to delete a folder that does not exist.

Folder protected

• You tried to delete a read-only folder that was made by PC or an other device.

File error

• An error occurred while the image was playing back.

No guarantees are made for playing back, on this camera, files containing images which were processed on a computer or images which were shot using other cameras.

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Read only folder

• You have selected a folder that cannot be set as a recording folder on the camera. Select another

folder (page 123).

File protected

• Release the protection (page 95).

Image size over limit

• You are playing back an image with size that cannot be played back on the camera.

Unable to detect face for retouch

• You may not be able to retouch the image depending on the image.

(Vibration warning indicator)

• Camera shake may occur due to insufficient light. Use the flash, turn on the anti-blur function, or mount the camera on a tripod to secure the camera.

1440×1080 (Fine) is not available

1440×1080 (Standard) is not available

1280×720 is not available

• [1440×1080(Fine)], [1440×1080(Standard)] and [1280×720] size movies can be recorded only using

“Memory Stick PRO Duo” media. Insert “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media or set the image size to a size [VGA].

Turn the power off and on again

• The lens malfunction.

Maximum number of images already selected

• Up to 100 files can be selected when using [Multiple Images].

• Up to 999 files can be selected when using [All in Date Range], [All in Event], [All in Favorites] or

[All in This Folder].

• Up to 999 files can be registered as favorites images, and you can add to 999 files. Cancel the selection.

(Print order) marks to up

Low battery power

• When copying a image recorded in the internal memory to the “Memory Stick Duo” media, use a fully charged battery.

Printer busy

Paper error

No paper

Ink error

Low ink

No ink

• Check the printer.

Printer error

• Check the printer.

• Check if the image you want to print is corrupted.

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• The data transmission to the printer may not be completed yet. Do not disconnect the cable for multiuse terminal.

Processing...

• The printer is canceling the current print job. You cannot print until it is finished. This may take time, depending on the printer.

Error Playing Music

• Delete the music file, or replace it with an uncorrupted music file.

• Execute [Format Music], then download a new music files.

• You are using “Music Transfer” installed from the CD-ROM supplied with other camera. Install

“Music Transfer” from the CD-ROM supplied with this camera.

Error Formatting Music

• Execute [Format Music].

Operation cannot be executed for movie files

• You have selected a function that is not available for movies.

Operation cannot be executed in unsupported files

• Processing and other editing functions of the camera cannot be performed on image files that have been processed using a computer or images that were recorded with other cameras.

Operation cannot be executed when using a PictBridge connection

• Some functions are restricted while the camera is connected to a PictBridge compliant printer.

Recovering image management file…

• The camera restores the date information etc. in cases where images have been deleted on a PC, etc.

• The number of images exceeds that for which date or event management by the camera is possible.

Delete images from the Date View or Event View.

No internal memory space remaining

Delete images?

• The internal memory is full. To record to the internal memory, select [Yes] and delete unwanted images.

Image management file error

Cannot recover

• Import all of the images to the computer with “PMB”, and format the “Memory Stick Duo” media or

the internal memory (page 121).

When you cannot import all of the images to the computer with “PMB”, import all of the images to

the computer without using “PMB” (page 140).

To view the images again with the camera, export the imported images to the camera with “PMB.”

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Recording function unavailable due to high internal temperature

• The camera temperature has risen. You cannot record images until the temperature has dropped.

• When you record movies for a long time, the camera temperature rises. In this case, stop recording movies.

Recording has stopped due to increased camera temperature

• Recording has stopped due to a rise in temperature while recording a movie. Please wait until the temperature goes down.

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Using the camera abroad —

Power sources

You can use the camera, the battery charger (supplied), and the AC Adaptor (sold separately) in any country or region where the power supply is within 100 V to 240 V AC, 50 Hz/60 Hz.

Note

• Do not use an electronic transformer (travel converter), as this may cause a malfunction.

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On the “Memory Stick Duo” media

A “Memory Stick Duo” media is a compact, portable IC recording medium. The types of

“Memory Stick Duo” media that can be used with the camera are listed in the table below.

However, proper operation cannot be guaranteed for all “Memory Stick Duo” media functions.

“Memory Stick” media type

Memory Stick Duo (without MagicGate)

Memory Stick Duo (with MagicGate)

MagicGate Memory Stick Duo

Memory Stick PRO Duo

Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo

Recording/Playback a*

1 a*

2 a*

1

*

2 a*

2

*

3 a*

2

*

3

*

4

*

1

*

2

*

3

*

4

High-speed data transfer using a parallel interface is not supported.

“Memory Stick Duo” media, “MagicGate Memory Stick Duo” media and “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media are equipped with MagicGate functions. MagicGate is copyright protection technology that uses encryption technology. Data recording/playback that requires MagicGate functions cannot be performed with the camera.

[1440×1080(Fine)], [1440×1080(Standard)], or [1280×720] size movies can be recorded.

This camera does not support 8-bit parallel data transfer. It performs the same 4-bit parallel data transfer as the “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media.

Notes

• This product is compatible with “Memory Stick Micro” media (“M2”). “M2” is an abbreviation for

“Memory Stick Micro” media.

• A “Memory Stick Duo” media formatted with a computer is not guaranteed to operate with the camera.

• Data read/write speeds differ depending on the combination of the “Memory Stick Duo” media and the equipment used.

• Do not remove the “Memory Stick Duo” media while reading or writing data.

• Data may be corrupted in the following cases:

– When the “Memory Stick Duo” media is removed or the camera is turned off during a read or write operation

– When the “Memory Stick Duo” media is used in locations subject to static electricity or electrical noise

• We recommend backing up important data.

• Do not press down hard when you write down on the memo area.

• Do not attach a label on the “Memory Stick Duo” media itself nor on a “Memory Stick Duo” media

Adaptor.

• When you carry or store the “Memory Stick Duo” media, put it in the case supplied with it.

• Do not touch the terminal section of the “Memory Stick Duo” media with your hand or a metal object.

• Do not strike, bend or drop the “Memory Stick Duo” media.

• Do not disassemble or modify the “Memory Stick Duo” media.

• Do not expose the “Memory Stick Duo” media to water.

• Do not leave the “Memory Stick Duo” media within the reach of small children. They might accidentally swallow it.

• Do not insert anything other than a “Memory Stick Duo” media into the “Memory Stick Duo” media slot.

Doing so will cause a malfunction.

• Do not use or store the “Memory Stick Duo” media under the following conditions:

– High temperature locations such as the hot interior of a car parked in direct sunlight

– Locations exposed to direct sunlight

– Humid locations or locations with corrosive substances present

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Notes on using the “Memory Stick Duo” media Adaptor (sold separately)

• To use a “Memory Stick Duo” media with a “Memory Stick” media compliant device, be sure to insert the “Memory Stick Duo” media into a “Memory Stick Duo” media Adaptor. If you insert a “Memory

Stick Duo” media into a “Memory Stick” media compliant device without a “Memory Stick Duo” media

Adaptor, you might not be able to remove it from the device.

• When inserting a “Memory Stick Duo” media into a “Memory Stick Duo” media Adaptor, make sure the

“Memory Stick Duo” media is inserted facing in the correct direction, then insert it all the way in.

Incorrect insertion may result in a malfunction.

• When using a “Memory Stick Duo” media inserted into a “Memory Stick Duo” media Adaptor with a

“Memory Stick” media compliant device, make sure that the “Memory Stick Duo” media Adaptor is inserted facing the correct direction. Note that improper use may damage the equipment.

• Do not insert a “Memory Stick Duo” media Adaptor into a “Memory Stick” media compliant device without a “Memory Stick Duo” media attached. Doing so may result in malfunction of the unit.

Notes on using “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media (sold separately)

“Memory Stick PRO Duo” media with a capacity up to 16 GB have been confirmed to operate properly with the camera.

Notes on using “Memory Stick Micro” media (sold separately)

• To use a “Memory Stick Micro” media with the camera, be sure to insert the “Memory Stick Micro” media into an “M2” Adaptor as large as of Duo size. If you insert a “Memory Stick Micro” media into the camera without an “M2” Adaptor as large as of Duo size, you might not be able to remove it from the camera.

• Do not leave the “Memory Stick Micro” media within the reach of small children. They might accidentally swallow it.

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On the InfoLITHIUM battery pack

You cannot use the battery pack other than the “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack (NP-FH50) for this camera. There is the mark on the “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack.

The “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack is the lithium battery pack which has the information about data communication of the battery usage.

The “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack calculates the power consumption depending on the camera usage and shows the battery life on the minute time scale.

On charging the battery pack

• We recommend charging the battery pack in an ambient temperature of between 10 °C to 30 °C (50 °F to

86 °F). The battery pack may not be fully charged in temperatures outside this range.

Effective use of the battery pack

• Battery performance decreases in low temperature surroundings and the operational time of the battery pack is shorter. We recommend putting the battery pack in a pocket close to your body to warm it up and insert it in the camera immediately for longer battery pack use.

• The battery pack will run out quickly if you use the flash or zoom frequently.

• We recommend having spare battery packs handy for two or three times the expected shooting time, and making trial shots before taking the actual shots.

• Do not expose the battery pack to water. The battery pack is not water-resistant.

• Do not leave the battery pack in extremely hot places, such as in a car or under direct sunlight.

On the remaining charge indicator

When the battery runs off though the remaining battery is sufficient, charge the battery after fully used. The correct battery level will be displayed.

The remaining charge indicator may not be displayed correctly in the following situation:

– Using the camera for a long time in high temperature

– Leaving the camera with fully charged battery

– Using a heavily used battery

How to store the battery pack

• Fully discharge the battery pack before storing and store it in a cool, dry place. To maintain the battery pack’s function, fully charge the battery pack and then fully discharge it on the camera at least once a year while storing.

• To use the battery pack up, leave the camera in slideshow playback mode until the power goes off

(page 78).

On battery life

• The battery life is limited. Battery capacity decreases over time and through repeated use. If decreased usage time between charges becomes significant, it is probably time to replace it with a new one.

• The battery life varies according to how it is stored and the operating conditions and environment in which each battery pack is used.

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On the battery charger

• Only NP-FH type battery packs can be charged in the battery charger (supplied). Batteries other than the specified kind may leak, overheat, or explode if you attempt to charge them, posing a risk of injury from electrocution and burns.

• Remove the charged battery pack from the battery charger. If you leave the charged battery pack in the charger, battery life may be shortened.

• The CHARGE lamp of the supplied battery charger flashes in either way:

– Fast flashing: Turns the light on and off repeatedly at the interval of 0.15 seconds

– Slow flashing: Turns the light on and off repeatedly at the interval of 1.5 seconds

• When the CHARGE lamp flashes fast, remove the battery pack being charged, and then insert the same battery pack into the battery charger securely again. When the CHARGE lamp flashes fast again, this may indicate a battery error or that a battery pack other than the specified type has been inserted. Check that the battery pack is the specified type. If the battery pack is the specified type, remove the battery pack, replace it with a new one or another one and check if the battery charger operates correctly. If the battery charger operates correctly, a battery error may have occurred.

• When the CHARGE lamp flashes slowly, it indicates that the battery charger stops charging temporarily on standby. The battery charger stops charging and enters the standby status automatically when the temperature is outside of the recommended operating temperature. When the temperature gets back within the appropriate range, the battery charger resumes charging and the CHARGE lamp lights up again. We recommend charging the battery pack in an ambient temperature of between 10 °C to 30 °C

(50 °F to 86 °F).

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Index

A

Add / Remove Favorites

................................................89

Adjusting EV

......................................................................44

Advanced Sports Shooting

...........................................22

AF Illuminator

...................................................................99

Anti Blink

......................................................................63, 68

Anti Motion Blur

..............................................................31

Aperture

................................................................................44

Aperture Priority Shooting

...........................................28

Area Setting

......................................................................127

Auto Orientation

.............................................................104

Auto Review

.....................................................................105

B

Battery charger

................................................................172

Battery pack

......................................................................171

Beach

.....................................................................................22

Beep

......................................................................................108

Bracket

..................................................................................42

Bracket Set

..........................................................................61

“BRAVIA” Sync

............................................................132

BRK

........................................................................................42

Burst

.......................................................................................42

C

CD-ROM

............................................................................137

Center AF

.............................................................................40

Center-weighted metering

............................................60

Change Main Image

........................................................88

Change REC.Folder

.......................................................123

Changing the display

.......................................................18

Clock Settings

..................................................................128

Color Filter

..........................................................................73

Color Mode

.........................................................................72

Color Saturation

................................................................74

COMPONENT

................................................................115

Computer

............................................................................135

Exporting images

.....................................................141

Importing images

.............................................140, 145

Macintosh

...................................................................144

Recommended environment

.......................136, 144

Windows

.....................................................................135

Connecting

Computer

....................................................................139

Printer

...........................................................................149

TV

..................................................................................129

Contrast

.................................................................................75

Control button

....................................................................15

Conversion Lens

.............................................................102

Copy

.....................................................................................125

Create REC.Folder

.........................................................122

Cross Filter

..........................................................................92

CTRL FOR HDMI

.........................................................114

Custom Button

.................................................................107

D

Date

.......................................................................................150

Date & Time Setting

.....................................................128

Date List

...............................................................................83

Delete

...............................................................................49, 94

Delete REC.Folder

.........................................................124

Demo Mode

......................................................................112

Digital Zoom

....................................................................101

DISP

.......................................................................................18

Display Burst Group

.......................................................90

Download Music

.............................................................119

DPOF

.....................................................................................96

DRO

.......................................................................................70

E

Easy Shooting

....................................................................24

Easy Viewing mode

.........................................................25

EV

...........................................................................................44

Event List

.............................................................................84

Exposure

...............................................................................44

Exposure bracket

..............................................................42

F

Face Detection

...................................................................65

Face Motion Detection

...................................................62

File Number

......................................................................126

Filter by Faces

....................................................................87

Fireworks

.............................................................................22

Fisheye Lens

.......................................................................92

Flash Level

..........................................................................67

Flash

.................................................................................39, 57

Flash Sync.

........................................................................103

Focus

......................................................................................40

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Folder

Changing

.....................................................................123

Creating

.......................................................................122

Deleting

.......................................................................124

Selecting

........................................................................98

Format Music

...................................................................120

Format

.................................................................................121

Function Guide

................................................................110

G

Gourmet

................................................................................22

Grid Line

............................................................................100

H

Hand-held Twilight

..........................................................30

Happy Faces

........................................................................92

HD(1080i)

..........................................................................115

HDMI Resolution

...........................................................113

High Sensitivity

.................................................................22

High-speed burst shooting

............................................42

Histogram

.............................................................................19

I

Identifying parts

................................................................15

Image Index

........................................................................48

Image quality

......................................................................56

Image Size

...........................................................................54

Initialize

..............................................................................111

Install

...................................................................................137

Intelligent Auto Adjustment

........................................21

Internal memory

................................................................20

ISO

....................................................................................44, 45

L

Landscape

............................................................................22

Language Setting

............................................................109

LCD Screen

.........................................................................18

M

Macintosh computer

......................................................144

Macro

.....................................................................................38

Manual Exposure Shooting

..........................................26

Mass Storage

....................................................................118

“Memory Stick Duo” media

......................................169

MENU

...................................................................................10

Menu screen

........................................................................10

Metering Mode

..................................................................60

Mode dial

.............................................................................16

Movie Mode

........................................................................34

Movie shooting mode

.....................................................52

Multi AF

...............................................................................40

Multi connector

.......................................129, 139, 145, 149

Multi-pattern metering

...................................................60

Multi-Purpose Resize

......................................................93

Music

.....................................................................................81

Music Transfer

.........................................................143, 146

N

Noise Reduction

................................................................71

NTSC

...................................................................................116

O

Optical zoom

..............................................................36, 101

OS

..................................................................................136, 144

P

PAL

.......................................................................................116

Partial Color

........................................................................92

PC

..........................................................................................135

PictBridge

..................................................................118, 149

Pixel

........................................................................................56

Playback

...............................................................................46

Playback zoom

...................................................................47

PMB

.....................................................................................138

Portrait

...................................................................................22

Precision digital zoom

..................................................101

Print

................................................................................96, 148

Print order mark

..............................................................151

Printing directly

...............................................................149

Program Auto

.....................................................................29

Protect

....................................................................................95

PTP/MTP

...........................................................................118

R

Radial Blur

..........................................................................92

Red Eye Correction

.........................................................91

Red Eye Reduction

..........................................................69

Retouch

.................................................................................91

Retro

.......................................................................................92

Rotate

.....................................................................................97

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S

Scene Recognition

............................................................62

Scene Selection

..................................................................22

Screen

....................................................................................18

SD

..........................................................................................115

Select Folder

.......................................................................98

Self-diagnosis display

...................................................162

Self-Timer

............................................................................37

Settings

..................................................................................13

Sharpness

.............................................................................76

Shooting

Movie

..............................................................................34

Still image

.....................................................................21

Shutter speed

......................................................................44

Shutter Speed Priority Shooting

.................................27

Slideshow

.............................................................................78

Slow Synchro (Flash On)

..............................................39

Smart zoom

.......................................................................101

Smile Detection Sensitivity

..........................................64

Smile Shutter

......................................................................35

Snow

.......................................................................................22

Soft Focus

............................................................................91

Software

..............................................................137, 138, 143

Spot metering

.....................................................................60

SteadyShot

...........................................................................77

Sweep Panorama

...............................................................32

T

Travel converter

..............................................................168

Trimming

.............................................................................91

Troubleshooting

..............................................................152

TV

.........................................................................................129

Twilight

.................................................................................22

Twilight Portrait

................................................................22

U

Unsharp masking

..............................................................91

USB Connect

....................................................................118

Using the camera abroad

.............................................168

V

VGA

.................................................................................54, 55

Video Out

...........................................................................116

View Mode

..........................................................................85

W

Warning indicators and messages

...........................162

White Balance

....................................................................58

Wide Zoom Display

......................................................117

Windows computer

........................................................135

Z

Zoom

......................................................................................36

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Notes on the License

“C Library”, “Expat” and “zlib” software are provided in the camera. We provide this software based on license agreements with their owners of copyright. Based on requests by the owners of copyright of these software applications, we have an obligation to inform you of the following.

Please read the following sections.

Read “license1.pdf” in the “License” folder on the CD-ROM. You will find licenses (in English) of “C Library”, “Expat” and “zlib” software.

THIS PRODUCT IS LICENSED UNDER THE AVC PATENT PORTFOLIO LICENSE FOR

THE PERSONAL AND NON-COMMERCIAL USE OF A CONSUMER TO

(i) ENCODE VIDEO IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE AVC STANDARD (“AVC VIDEO”)

AND/ OR

(ii) DECODE AVC VIDEO THAT WAS ENCODED BY A CONSUMER ENGAGED IN A

PERSONAL AND NON-COMMERCIAL ACTIVITY AND/OR WAS OBTAINED FROM A

VIDEO PROVIDER LICENSED TO PROVIDE AVC VIDEO. NO LICENSE IS GRANTED

OR SHALL BE IMPLIED FOR ANY OTHER USE. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION MAY

BE OBTAINED FROM MPEG LA, L.L.C. SEE <HTTP://MPEGLA.COM>

On GNU GPL/LGPL applied software

The software that is eligible for the following GNU General Public License (hereinafter referred to as “GPL”) or GNU Lesser General Public License (hereinafter referred to as “LGPL”) are included in the camera.

This informs you that you have a right to have access to, modify, and redistribute source code for these software programs under the conditions of the supplied GPL/LGPL.

Source code is provided on the web. Use the following URL to download it.

http://www.sony.net/Products/Linux/

We would prefer you do not contact us about the contents of source code.

Read “license2.pdf” in the “License” folder on the CD-ROM. You will find licenses (in English) of “GPL”, and “LGPL” software.

To view the PDF, Adobe Reader is needed. If it is not installed on your computer, you can download it from the Adobe Systems web page: http://www.adobe.com/

Regarding the license for “Music Transfer” included on the

CD-ROM (supplied)

MPEG Layer-3 audio coding technology and patents licensed from Fraunhofer IIS and

Thomson.

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