Digital Still Camera
Instruction Manual
How to use
number is based on the CIPA standard.
(CIPA: Camera & Imaging Products Association)
Viewing images
Inserting a memory card (sold separately)
W: zoom out
T: zoom in
Inserting the battery pack
Control Button
Ensure the notched corner faces correctly.
Battery eject lever
2 Insert the memory card (sold separately).
Open the cover.
1 Open the cover.
2 Insert the battery pack.
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To remove the memory card/battery pack
Memory card: Push the memory card in once to eject the memory card.
Battery pack: Slide the battery eject lever. Be sure not to drop the battery pack.
Charging the battery pack
Turn off the camera while charging the battery.
1 Press
Select images: 
(next)/ (previous)
Set: 
(Playback) button.
To select next/previous image
Select an image by pressing  (next)/ (previous) on the control button. Press 
in the center of the control button to view movies.
To delete an image
Press (Delete) button.
Select [This Image] with  on the control button, then press  .
On the overheat protection
Rechargeable battery pack NP-BN
Depending on the camera and battery temperature, you may be unable to record
movies or the power may turn off automatically to protect the camera. A message will
be displayed on the screen before the power turns off or you can no longer record
movies. In this case, leave the power off and wait until the camera and battery
temperature goes down. If you turn on the power without letting the camera and
battery cool enough, the power may turn off again or you may be unable to record
Warning on copyright
Television programs, films, videotapes, and other materials may be copyrighted.
Unauthorized recording of such materials may be contrary to the provisions of the
copyright laws.
Sony cannot compensate for failure to record or loss or damage of recorded content
due to a malfunction of the camera or recording media, etc.
Features of PlayMemories Home™
On moisture condensation
Learning more about the camera (“Help Guide”)
“Help Guide” is an on-line manual. Refer to it for in-depth
instructions on the many functions of the camera.
Access the Sony support page.
Select your country or region.
Search for the model name of your camera within the support
ˎˎCheck the model name on the bottom of your camera.
For customers in
other than the USA,
Canada and China
Control Button
Select items: ///
Set: 
Power cord
(Mains lead)
1 Press the ON/OFF (Power) button.
2 Select a desired language.
3 Select a desired geographic location by following the on
You can use the following functions with
Windows computers.
screen instructions, then press  on the control button.
images on
4 Set [Date & Time Format], [Summer Time] and [Date &
Sharing images on
Uploading images
to network services
Time], then select [OK].
5 Follow the instructions on the screen.
2 Connect the AC Adaptor to the wall outlet (wall socket).
To set the date and time again
sure to use only genuine Sony brand battery packs, the dedicated USB cable
(supplied) and AC Adaptor (supplied).
Select MENU 
(Settings) 
(Clock Settings)  [Date & Time Setting] to
open the date & time setting display.
Shooting still images/movies
Charging time (Full charge)
The charging time is approximately 115 min., using the AC Adaptor (supplied).
W/T (Zoom) Button
The battery pack can be charged by connecting the camera to a computer using
the dedicated USB cable.
W: zoom out
T: zoom in
1 Press the shutter button halfway down to focus.
2 Press the shutter button fully down to shoot an image.
Battery life and number of images that can be recorded and
played back
Total usage time
Number of images
Shooting (still images)
Approx. 100 min.
Approx. 210 images
Actual shooting (movies)
Approx. 40 min.
Continuous shooting (movies)
Approx. 95 min.
Viewing (still images)
Approx. 190 min.
Approx. 3900 images
You can download PlayMemories Home from the following URL:
details on applications for Mac computers, visit the following URL:
You can check the system requirements for software at the
following URL.
: Still image
: Movie
Shooting still images
To a USB jack
Downloading PlayMemories Home
Recommended computer environment
Shutter button
To charge by connecting to a computer
If moisture condensation occurs
How to store the battery pack
prevent staining the terminal, short-circuiting, etc., be sure to use a plastic bag, etc.
to keep away from metal materials when carrying or storing.
ˎˎA battery pack that has not been used for more than one year may have deteriorated.
Shooting movies
1 Press the shutter button to start recording.
2 Press the shutter button again to stop recording.
Notes on using the camera
On use and care
Avoid rough handling, disassembling, modifying, physical shock, or impact such as
hammering, dropping, or stepping on the product. Be particularly careful of the lens.
On database files
When you insert a memory card without a database file into the camera and turn on the
power, part of the memory card capacity is used to automatically create a database file.
It may take some time until you can perform the next operation. If a database file error
occurs, import all the images to a computer using PlayMemories Home, then format the
memory card.
Notes on recording/playback
ensure stable operation of the memory card, we recommend that you use this
camera to format any memory card being used with this camera for the first time.
Note that formatting will erase all data recorded on the memory card. This data cannot
be restored. Be sure to back up any important data to a computer or other storage
ˎˎBefore you start recording, make a trial recording to make sure that the camera is
working correctly.
Battery type: Lithium-ion battery
Maximum voltage: DC 4.2 V
Nominal voltage: DC 3.6 V
Maximum charge voltage: DC 4.2 V
Maximum charge current: 0.9 A
typical: 2.3 Wh (630 mAh)
minimum: 2.2 Wh (600 mAh)
Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
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However, the ™ or ® marks may not be described in this manual.
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Additional information on this product and answers to frequently asked
questions can be found at our Customer Support Website.
1 Connect the camera to the AC Adaptor (supplied), using the
dedicated USB cable (supplied).
If the camera is brought directly from a cold to a warm location, moisture may condense
inside or outside the camera. This moisture condensation may cause a malfunction of
the camera.
Turn off the camera and wait about an hour for the moisture to evaporate. Note that if
you attempt to shoot with moisture remaining inside the lens, you will be unable to
record clear images.
Importing images from your
Charge lamp
Lit: Charging
Off: Charging finished
Charging error or charging paused
temporarily because the camera is
not within the proper temperature
Checking the supplied items
The number in parentheses indicates the number of pieces.
ˎˎCamera (1)
ˎˎRechargeable battery pack NP-BN (1) (This rechargeable battery pack cannot be
used with Cyber-shot™ that are supplied with the NP-BN1 battery pack.)
ˎˎDedicated USB cable (1)
ˎˎAC Adaptor AC-UB10C/UB10D (1)
ˎˎPower cord (mains lead) (not supplied in the USA, Canada and China) (1)
ˎˎWrist strap (1)
ˎˎInstruction Manual (this manual) (1)
Playing back images
imported from your
AC Adaptor AC-UB10C/UB10D
Your camera and battery may get hot due to continuous use, but it is not a malfunction.
No compensation for damaged content or recording failure
ON/OFF (Power)
Dimensions (CIPA compliant):
93.1 mm × 52.5 mm × 22.5 mm (3 3/4 in. × 2 1/8 in. × 29/32 in.) (W/H/D)
Mass (CIPA compliant) (including NP-BN battery pack, Memory Stick PRO Duo media):
Approx. 120 g (4.2 oz)
Microphone: Monaural
Speaker: Monaural
Exif Print: Compatible
PRINT Image Matching III: Compatible
Power requirements: AC 100 V to 240 V, 50 Hz/60 Hz, 70 mA
Output voltage: DC 5 V, 0.5 A
Operating temperature: 0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F)
Storage temperature: –20 °C to +60 °C (–4 °F to +140 °F)
Approx. 50 mm × 22 mm × 54 mm (2 inches × 7/8 inches × 2 1/4 inches) (W/H/D)
On camera’s temperature
Setting the clock
For customers in the USA,
Canada and China
camera is neither dust-proof, nor splash-proof, nor water-proof.
exposing the camera to water. If water enters inside the camera, a malfunction
may occur. In some cases, the camera cannot be repaired.
ˎˎDo not aim the camera at the sun or other bright light. It may cause the malfunction of
the camera.
ˎˎDo not use the camera near a location that generates strong radio waves or emits
radiation. Otherwise, the camera may not properly record or play back images.
ˎˎUsing the camera in sandy or dusty locations may cause malfunctions.
ˎˎDo not shake or strike the camera. It may cause a malfunction and you may not be
able to record images. Furthermore, the recording media may become unusable or
image data may be damaged.
ˎˎClean the flash surface before use. The heat of the flash emission may cause dirt on
the flash surface to start smoking or burning. Wipe the flash surface with a soft cloth
to remove dirt or dust, etc.
Image device: 7.76 mm (1/2.3 type) CCD, Primary color filter
Total pixel number of camera: Approx. 20.5 megapixels
Effective pixel number of camera: Approx. 20.1 megapixels
Lens: ZEISS Vario-Tessar 8× zoom lens
f = 4.5 mm – 36 mm (25 mm – 200 mm (35 mm film equivalent))
F3.3 (W) – F6.3 (T)
While shooting movies (16:9): 28 mm – 224 mm*
While shooting movies (4:3): 34 mm – 272 mm*
*When [Movie SteadyShot] is set to [Standard].
SteadyShot: Optical
Burst shooting (when shooting with the largest pixel number):
Approx. 1 image/second (up to 3 images)
File format:
Still images: JPEG (DCF, Exif, MPF Baseline) compliant, DPOF compatible
Movies: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Recording media: Internal Memory (Approx. 27 MB), Memory Stick PRO Duo™ media,
Memory Stick Micro™ media, SD cards, microSD memory cards
Flash: Flash range (ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index) set to Auto):
Approx. 0.3 m to 2.8 m (11 7/8 in. to 9 ft. 2 1/4 in.) (W)
Approx. 1.5 m to 2 m (4 ft. 11 1/8 in. to 6 ft. 6 3/4 in.) (T)
[Input and Output connectors]
USB / A/V OUT jack:
Video output
Audio output
USB communication
USB communication: Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0)
LCD screen: 6.7 cm (2.7 type) TFT drive
Total number of dots: 230 400 dots
[Power, general]
Power: Rechargeable battery pack NP-BN, 3.6 V
AC Adaptor AC-UB10C/UB10D, 5 V
Power consumption (during shooting): Approx. 1.2 W
Operating temperature: 0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F)
Storage temperature: –20 °C to +60 °C (–4 °F to +140 °F)
Owner’s Record
The model and serial numbers are located on the bottom. Record the serial
number in the space provided below. Refer to these numbers whenever you call
your Sony dealer regarding this product.
Model No. DSC-W830
Serial No. ______________________________
Model No. AC-UB10C/AC-UB10D
Serial No. ______________________________
To reduce fire or shock hazard, do not expose the unit to rain or
If the shape of the plug does not fit the power outlet, use an attachment plug adaptor of the
proper configuration for the power outlet.
Battery pack
If the battery pack is mishandled, the battery pack can burst, cause a fire or even chemical
Observe the following cautions.
ˎˎDo not disassemble.
ˎˎDo not crush and do not expose the battery pack to any shock or force such as hammering,
dropping or stepping on it.
ˎˎDo not short circuit and do not allow metal objects to come into contact with the battery
ˎˎDo not expose to high temperature above 60°C (140°F) such as in direct sunlight or in a car
parked in the sun.
ˎˎDo not incinerate or dispose of in fire.
ˎˎDo not handle damaged or leaking lithium ion batteries.
sure to charge the battery pack using a genuine Sony battery charger or a device that can
charge the battery pack.
ˎˎKeep the battery pack out of the reach of small children.
ˎˎKeep the battery pack dry.
ˎˎReplace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by Sony.
ˎˎDispose of used battery packs promptly as described in the instructions.
AC Adaptor
Use the nearby wall outlet (wall socket) when using the AC Adaptor. Disconnect the AC Adaptor
from the wall outlet (wall socket) immediately if any malfunction occurs while using the
For Customers in Europe
Notice for the customers in the countries applying EU Directives
Manufacturer: Sony Corporation, 1-7-1 Konan Minato-ku Tokyo, 108-0075 Japan
For EU product compliance: Sony Deutschland GmbH, Hedelfinger Strasse 61, 70327 Stuttgart,
If static electricity or electromagnetism causes data transfer to discontinue midway (fail), restart
the application or disconnect and connect the communication cable (USB, etc.) again.
This product has been tested and found compliant with the limits set out in the EMC regulation
for using connection cables shorter than 3 meters (9.8 feet).
The electromagnetic fields at the specific frequencies may influence the picture and sound of
this unit.
Disposal of waste batteries and electrical and electronic equipment
(applicable in the European Union and other European countries with
separate collection systems)
This symbol on the product, the battery or on the packaging indicates that the
product and the battery shall not be treated as household waste. On certain
batteries this symbol might be used in combination with a chemical symbol.
The chemical symbols for mercury (Hg) or lead (Pb) are added if the battery
contains more than 0.0005% mercury or 0.004% lead. By ensuring these
products and batteries are disposed of correctly, you will help prevent potentially negative
consequences for the environment and human health which could otherwise be caused by
inappropriate waste handling. The recycling of the materials will help to conserve natural
In case of products that for safety, performance or data integrity reasons require a permanent
connection with an incorporated battery, this battery should be replaced by qualified service
staff only. To ensure that the battery and the electrical and electronic equipment will be treated
properly, hand over these products at end-of-life to the applicable collection point for the
recycling of electrical and electronic equipment. For all other batteries, please view the section
on how to remove the battery from the product safely. Hand the battery over to the applicable
collection point for the recycling of waste batteries. For more detailed information about
recycling of this product or battery, please contact your local Civic Office, your household waste
disposal service or the shop where you purchased the product or battery.
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