Sony DSC-T11 Operating instructions

Sony DSC-T11 Operating instructions
2-103-404-12(1)
Getting started________________________
Shooting still images__________________
Digital Still Camera
Viewing still images ___________________
Operating Instructions
Deleting still images __________________
Before operating the unit, please read this manual thoroughly, and
retain it for future reference.
Before advanced operations _____________
Owner’s Record
The model and serial numbers are located on the bottom. Record the
serial number in the space provided below. Refer to these numbers
whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product.
Model No. DSC-T11
Serial No.
Advanced still image shooting ___________
Advanced still image viewing ____________
Still image editing ______________________
Still image printing _____________________
(PictBridge printer)
Enjoying movies _______________________
Enjoying images on your computer_________
Troubleshooting _______________________
DSC-T11
Additional information___________________
Index _________________________________
© 2004 Sony Corporation
WARNING
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do
not expose the unit to rain or
moisture.
“Memory Stick”
N50
Notice
• If static electricity or electromagnetism causes
data transfer to discontinue midway (fail),
restart the application or disconnect and
connect the USB cable again.
• Certain countries and regions may regulate
disposal of the battery used to power this
product. Please consult with your local
authority.
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Before using your camera
Trial recording
Do not shake or strike the camera
Before you record one-time events, you may want
to make a trial recording to make sure that the
camera is working correctly.
In addition to malfunctions and inability to record
images, this may render the “Memory Stick Duo”
unusable or image data breakdown, damage or
loss may occur.
No compensation for contents of the
recording
Contents of the recording cannot be compensated
for if recording or playback is not possible due to
a malfunction of your camera or recording media,
etc.
Back up recommendation
To avoid the potential risk of data loss, always
copy (back up) data to a disk.
Notes on image data compatibility
• This camera conforms with the Design rule for
Camera File system universal standard
established by the JEITA (Japan Electronics
and Information Technology Industries
Association).
• Playback of images recorded with your camera
on other equipment and playback of images
recorded or edited with other equipment on
your camera are not guaranteed.
Precaution on copyright
Television programs, films, video tapes, and other
materials may be copyrighted. Unauthorized
recording of such materials may be contrary to
the provision of the copyright laws.
LCD screen, LCD finder (only models
with an 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, there
may be some tiny black points and/or bright
points (white, red, blue or green in color) that
constantly appear on the LCD screen and the
LCD finder. These points are normal in the
manufacturing process and do not affect the
recording in any way.
• Be careful when placing the camera near a
window or outdoors. Exposing the LCD screen,
the finder or the lens to direct sunlight for long
periods may cause malfunctions.
• Do not press the LCD screen hardly. The screen
may be uneven and that may cause a
malfunction.
• Do not press the lens portion hard, or it may
cause the malfunction of the lens.
• Images may be trailed on the LCD screen in a
cold location. This is not a malfunction.
Carl Zeiss lens
This camera is equipped with a Carl Zeiss lens
which is capable of reproducing sharp images
with excellent contrast.
The lens for this camera has been produced
under a quality assurance system certified by
Carl Zeiss in accordance with the quality
standards of Carl Zeiss in Germany.
Clean the flash surface before use
The heat of flash emission may cause dirt on the
flash surface to become discolored or to stick to
the flash surface, resulting in insufficient light
emission.
Do not get the camera wet
When taking pictures outdoors in the rain or
under similar conditions, be careful not to get the
camera wet. Water entering the inside of the
camera may cause malfunctions which in some
cases may not be repairable. If moisture
condensation occurs, see page 116 and follow the
instructions on how to remove it before using the
camera.
Do not expose the camera to sand or
dust
Using the camera in sandy or dusty locations may
cause malfunction.
Do not aim the camera at the sun or
other bright light
This may cause irrecoverable damage to your
eyes. Or it may cause the malfunction of your
camera.
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Note on the camera locations
Do not use the camera near a location that
generates strong radio wave or emits radiation.
The camera may not be able to record or play
back properly.
The pictures used in this manual
The photographs used as examples of pictures in
this manual are reproduced images, and are not
actual images shot using this camera.
Trademarks
• “Memory Stick Duo” and
are trademarks of Sony Corporation.
• “Memory Stick PRO Duo” and
are trademarks of
Sony Corporation.
• “MagicGate Memory Stick Duo” is a
trademark of Sony Corporation.
• “Memory Stick,”
and “MagicGate
Memory Stick” are trademarks of Sony
Corporation.
• “Memory Stick PRO” and
are trademarks of Sony Corporation.
• “MagicGate” and
are
trademarks of Sony Corporation.
• “InfoLITHIUM” is a trademark of Sony
Corporation.
• Microsoft and Windows are registered
trademarks of the U.S. Microsoft Corporation
in the United States and other countries.
• Macintosh, Mac OS and QuickTime are
trademarks or registered trademarks of Apple
Computer, Inc.
4
• Pentium is a trademark or a registered
trademark of Intel Corporation.
• In addition, system and product names used in
this manual are, in general, trademarks or
registered trademarks of their respective
developers or manufacturers. However, the ™
or ® marks are not used in all cases in this
manual.
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Table of contents
Before using your camera ......................... 3
Identifying the parts ................................. 8
Camera.................................................. 8
USB cradle.......................................... 10
Connecting and disconnecting your
camera ............................................ 10
Getting started
Charging the battery pack ....................... 11
Using the AC Adaptor ............................ 15
Using your camera abroad ...................... 15
Turning on/off your camera .................... 16
How to use the control button................. 16
Setting the date and time......................... 17
Shooting still images
6
Inserting and removing a “Memory Stick
Duo” ............................................... 19
Setting the still image size ...................... 20
Image size ............................................... 21
Basic still image shooting
— Using auto adjustment mode ..... 22
Checking the last image you shot
— Quick Review ............................ 24
Indicators on the LCD screen during
shooting .......................................... 25
Using the zoom feature....................... 25
Shooting close-ups
— Macro......................................... 27
Using the self-timer ............................ 28
Selecting a flash mode ....................... 29
Inserting the date and time on a still
image.............................................. 30
Shooting according to scene conditions
— Scene Selection ......................... 32
Viewing still images
Viewing images on the LCD screen of your
camera ............................................ 35
Viewing images on a TV screen............. 37
Deleting still images
Deleting images ...................................... 39
Formatting a “Memory Stick Duo” ........ 41
Before advanced operations
How to setup and operate your
camera ............................................ 43
Changing the menu settings ............... 43
Changing the items on the
Setup screen ................................... 44
Deciding the still image quality.............. 44
Creating or selecting a folder ................. 45
Creating a new folder ......................... 45
Changing the recording folder ........... 46
Advanced still image
shooting
Choosing an auto focus method ..............47
Choosing a focus range finder frame
— AF range finder..........................47
Choosing a focus operation
— AF Mode....................................48
Setting the distance to the subject
— Focus preset ...............................49
Adjusting the exposure
— EV adjustment ...........................50
Displaying a histogram .......................51
Selecting the metering mode...................52
Shooting three images with the exposure
shifted — Exposure Bracket...........52
Adjusting color tones
— White Balance ...........................54
Adjusting the flash level
— Flash Level ................................55
Shooting images continuously
— Burst ..........................................55
Shooting in Multi Burst mode
— Multi Burst.................................56
Shooting still images for e-mail
— E-Mail........................................57
Shooting still images with audio files
— Voice..........................................58
Adding special effects
— Picture Effect .............................58
Advanced still image viewing
Selecting the folder and playing back
images
— Folder.........................................60
Enlarging a portion of a still image.........61
Enlarging an image
— Playback zoom...........................61
Recording an enlarged image
— Trimming ...................................62
Playing back successive images
— Slide Show.................................62
Rotating still images
— Rotate.........................................63
Playing back images shot in Multi Burst
mode ...............................................64
Playing back continuously ..................64
Playing back frame by frame ..............65
Still image editing
Protecting images
— Protect ........................................66
Changing image size
— Resize.........................................67
Choosing images to print
— Print (DPOF) mark ....................68
Still image printing
(PictBridge printer)
Connecting to a PictBridge printer ......... 70
Preparing the camera .......................... 70
Connecting the camera to
the printer ....................................... 70
Printing images ....................................... 71
Printing index-images............................. 73
Enjoying movies
Shooting movies ..................................... 77
Viewing movies on the LCD screen ....... 78
Deleting movies ...................................... 79
Editing movies ........................................ 80
Cutting movies.................................... 81
Deleting unnecessary portions
of movies ........................................ 81
Enjoying images on your
computer
Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting ......................................95
Warnings and messages ........................105
Self-diagnosis display ...........................107
Additional information
Number of images that can be saved or
shooting time.................................108
Menu items ............................................110
Setup items ............................................114
Precautions ............................................116
On “Memory Stick” ..............................117
On “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack .........119
Specifications ........................................120
The LCD screen ....................................122
Index
Index......................................................126
Copying images to your computer
— For Windows users.................... 82
Copying images to your computer
— For Macintosh users .................. 93
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Identifying the parts
A
B
C
D
E
See the pages in parentheses for details of operation.
Camera
1
2
8
3
9
q;
qa
4
5
8
6
7
F
G
H
I
J
K
POWER button (16)
POWER lamp (16)
Shutter button (22)
Multi connector (13, 15)
Battery/“Memory Stick Duo”
cover
“Memory Stick Duo” insertion
slot (19)
Battery insertion slot (11)
Microphone
Flash (29)
Lens
Self-timer lamp (28)/
AF illuminator (30, 114)
1
8
2
9
3
Attaching the
strap
4
5
0
6
qa
7
qs
A For shooting: Zoom (W/T) button
(25)
For viewing:
/
(Playback
zoom) button (61)/
(Index)
button (36)
B /CHG lamp (orange) (12, 29)
C LCD screen
D MENU button (43, 110)
E
(Display/LCD backlight on/
off) button (25)
F Control button
Menu on: v/V/b/B/z (16)
Menu off: / /7/ (29/28/24/27)
G RESET button (95)
H Speaker
I Mode switch (17, 110)
: To shoot movies
: To shoot still images
: To view or edit images
J Hook for wrist strap
K
(Image Size/Delete) button
(20, 39)
L Access lamp (19)
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USB cradle
Connecting and disconnecting your camera
This is used when charging the battery pack
or connecting the camera to a TV or a
computer, etc.
How to connect
How to disconnect
Connect the camera as illustrated.
Grasp the camera and the USB cradle
(supplied) as illustrated and disconnect the
camera.
1
2
3
4
A Camera connector
B
(USB) jack (86)
C DC IN jack (11)
D A/V OUT (MONO) jack (37)
10
• Make sure the camera is securely connected to
the USB cradle.
• Be sure to turn off the camera before you
connect the camera to the USB cradle or
disconnect the camera from the USB cradle.
• Do not disconnect the camera from the
USB cradle during the USB connection,
as the data may be corrupted. To cancel
the USB connection, see P on page 87
(Windows) or 1 on page 93
(Macintosh).
Getting started
Charging the battery pack
1
, Open the battery/“Memory
Stick Duo” cover.
Slide the cover in the direction of the arrow.
• Be sure to turn off your camera when
charging the battery pack (page 16).
• Your camera operates with the
“InfoLITHIUM” NP-FT1 battery pack (T type)
(supplied). You can use only T type battery
pack (page 119).
2
3
DC IN jack
DC plug
, Install the battery pack, then
close the battery/“Memory
Stick Duo” cover.
, Connect the AC Adaptor
(supplied) to the DC IN jack of
the USB cradle (supplied).
Make sure the battery pack is firmly
inserted all the way, then close the cover.
Connect the plug with the v mark facing
up.
Battery insertion slot
• Do not short the DC plug of the AC Adaptor
with a metallic object, as this may cause
malfunction.
Insert the battery pack so
that the v marks on the
side of the battery pack
face the same direction
as the v mark on the
battery insertion slot.
Getting started
AC Adaptor
USB cradle
• Be careful not to drop the battery pack when
installing it.
11
Disconnecting the AC Adaptor from
the USB cradle
Hold the DC plug itself and the USB cradle
as illustrated and disconnect the cable.
2 To a wall outlet
(wall socket)
1
4
Power cord
(mains lead)
, Connect the power cord (mains
lead) to the AC Adaptor and to
a wall outlet (wall socket).
5
, Connect the camera to the USB
cradle.
DC plug
Connect the camera as illustrated. Make
sure the camera is securely connected to the
USB cradle.
The /CHG lamp lights up when charging
begins, and goes off when charging is
completed. When charging is completed,
remove the camera from the USB cradle.
/CHG
/CHG lamp
12
To remove the battery pack
Battery remaining indicator
The battery remaining indicator on the
upper left side of the LCD screen shows the
remaining shooting/viewing time and the
battery remaining charge.
You can charge the battery pack without the
USB cradle, such as during your travels.
Connect the DC plug of the AC Adaptor to
the camera with v mark facing as
illustrated.
Remaining indicator
AC Adaptor
Multi
connector
60min
To a wall outlet
(wall socket)
3
1
2
Power cord
(mains lead)
DC plug
• Be sure to turn off your camera when
charging the battery pack (page 16).
• When placing the camera, make sure the LCD
screen is facing up.
• After charging the battery pack, disconnect the
AC Adaptor both from the multi connector of
the camera and from a wall outlet (wall socket).
Getting started
To charge the battery pack
only using the AC Adaptor
Remaining time
Open the battery/“Memory Stick Duo”
cover, then hold the camera so that it faces
downward and remove the battery pack.
• The displayed time remaining may not be
correct under certain circumstances or
conditions.
• Be careful not to drop the battery pack when
removing it.
Charging time
Approximate time to charge a completely
discharged battery pack using the AC
Adaptor at a temperature of 25°C (77°F).
Battery pack
Charging time
(min.)
NP-FT1 (supplied)
Approx. 150
• The charging time may become longer under
certain circumstances or conditions.
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Number of images and battery
life that can be recorded/
viewed
The tables show the approximate number of
images and the battery life that can be
recorded/viewed when you shoot images in
normal mode with a fully charged battery
pack at a temperature of 25°C (77°F). The
numbers of images that can be recorded or
viewed take into account changing the
“Memory Stick Duo” as necessary. Note
that the actual numbers may be less than
indicated depending on the conditions of
use.
Shooting still images
Under the average conditions
NP-FT1 (supplied)
Image LCD
No. of
size
backimages
light
On
Approx. 170
5M
Off
Approx. 200
On
Approx. 170
VGA
Off
Approx. 200
1)
Shooting movies3)
1)
Battery life
(min.)
Approx. 85
Approx. 100
Approx. 85
Approx.100
Shooting in the following situations:
–
(P.Quality) is set to [Fine]
– Shooting one time every 30 seconds
– The zoom is switched alternately between
the W and T ends
– The flash strobes once every two times
– The power turns on and off once every ten
times
– [AF Mode] is set to [Single] on the Setup
screen
Viewing still images2)
Image size
5M
VGA
2)
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NP-FT1 (supplied)
No. of
Battery life
images
(min.)
Approx. 2600 Approx. 130
Approx. 2800 Approx. 140
Viewing single images in order at about three
second intervals
Continuous
shooting
3)
NP-FT1 (supplied)
LCD
Battery life
backlight
(min.)
On
Approx. 80
Off
Approx. 100
Shooting movies continuously with the image
size [160]
• The number of images and the battery life that
can be recorded/viewed are decreased under the
following conditions:
– The surrounding temperature is low
– The flash is used
– The camera has been turned on and off many
times
– The zoom is used frequently
– [LCD Backlight] is set to [Bright] on the
Setup screen
– The battery power is low.
The battery capacity decreases as you use it
more and more and as time passes
(page 120).
– [AF Mode] is set to [Monitor] or [Cont] on
the Setup screen
Using the AC Adaptor
AC Adaptor
2 To wall outlet
(wall socket)
1
1
DC plug
, Connect the AC Adaptor
(supplied) to the multi
connector of the camera.
When placing the camera, make sure the
LCD screen is facing up.
Connect the plug with the v mark facing
up.
• Connect the AC Adaptor to an easily accessible
wall outlet (wall socket) close by. If any trouble
occurs while using the adaptor, immediately
shut off the power by disconnecting the plug
from the wall outlet (wall socket).
2
Power cord
(mains lead)
, Connect the power cord (mains
lead) to the AC Adaptor and
then to a wall outlet (wall
socket).
Power sources
You can use your camera in any country or
region with the AC Adaptor (supplied)
within 100 V to 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz. Use a
commercially available AC plug adaptor
[a], if necessary, depending on the design of
the wall outlet (wall socket) [b].
Getting started
Multi connector
Using your camera
abroad
AC-LM5/LM5A
• Do not use an electronic transformer (travel
converter), as this may cause a malfunction.
• After using the AC Adaptor, disconnect it both
from the multi connector of the camera and
from a wall outlet (wall socket).
• The set is not disconnected from the AC power
source (mains) as long as it is connected to the
wall outlet (wall socket) even if the set itself has
been turned off.
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Turning on/off your camera
POWER button
POWER lamp
, Press the POWER button.
The POWER lamp (green) lights up and the
power is on. When you turn on your camera
for the first time, the Clock Set screen
appears (page 17).
Turning off the power
Press the POWER button again. The
POWER lamp goes out, and the camera
turns off.
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How to use the
control button
Auto power-off function
If you do not operate the camera for about
three minutes during shooting or viewing
or when performing the Setup, the
camera turns off automatically to prevent
wearing down the battery. The auto
power-off function only operates when
the camera is operating using a battery
pack. The auto power-off function also
will not operate in the following
circumstances.
• When viewing movies
• When playing back a slide show
• When a connector is plugged into the
(USB) jack or the A/V OUT
(MONO) jack with the camera
connected to the USB cradle
Program
Auto
Camera
WB
Fine
ISO
FINE
Standard
P.Quality
Mode BRK
M
PFX
To change the current settings of the
camera, bring up the menu or the Setup
screen (page 44), and use the control button
to make the changes.
For each item, press v/V/b/B to select the
desired value, then press z or v/V/b/B to
make the setting.
Setting the date and time
POWER button
Clock Set
Clock Set
POWER
2004 / 1 /
1
, Set the mode switch to
1
• You can also carry out this operation when the
mode switch is set to
or
.
• To change the date and time on the Setup
screen, select [Clock Set] in
(Setup 2)
2
(pages 44 and 115), and perform the procedure
from step 3.
2004 / 1 /
12 : 00
OK
AM
Cancel
2
.
Y/M/D
M/D/Y
D/M/Y
Y/M/D
M/D/Y
D/M/Y
, Press the POWER button to
turn on the camera.
The POWER lamp (green) lights up and the
Clock Set screen appears on the LCD
screen.
1
12 : 00
OK
AM
Getting started
Mode switch
3
, Select the desired date display
format with v/V on the control
button, then press z.
Select from [Y/M/D] (year/month/day),
[M/D/Y] (month/day/year) or [D/M/Y]
(day/month/year).
• If the rechargeable button battery (page 117),
which provides the power for saving the time
data, ever becomes low, the Clock Set screen
will appear again. When this happens, reset the
date and time, by starting from step 3 above.
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Clock Set
Clock Set
Clock Set
Y/M/D
M/D/Y
D/M/Y
2004 / 1 /
1
12 : 00
OK
AM
Cancel
4
, Select the year, month, day,
hour or minute item you want
to set with b/B on the control
button.
The item to be set is indicated with v/V.
2005 / 1 /
1
2005 / 1 /
10 : 00
OK
AM
Cancel
5
, Set the numeric value with v/V
on the control button, then
press z to enter it.
After entering the number, v/V moves to
the next item. Repeat steps 4 and 5 until
all of the items are set.
• If you selected [D/M/Y] in step 3, set the time
on a 24-hour cycle.
• Midnight is indicated as 12:00 AM, and noon
as 12:00 PM.
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Y/M/D
M/D/Y
D/M/Y
Y/M/D
M/D/Y
D/M/Y
1
10 : 30
OK
AM
Cancel
6
, Select [OK] with B on the
control button, then press z.
The date and time are entered and the clock
starts to keep time.
• To cancel the date and time setting, select
[Cancel] with v/V/b/B on the control button,
then press z.
Shooting still images
Inserting and removing a “Memory Stick Duo”
, Open the battery/“Memory
Stick Duo” cover.
2
Terminal side
, Insert the “Memory Stick Duo.”
Slide the cover in the direction of the arrow.
Insert a “Memory Stick Duo” all the way in
until it clicks as illustrated.
• When using this camera, the Memory
Stick Duo Adaptor (supplied) is not
necessary.
• Be careful not to drop the battery pack when
opening or closing the battery/“Memory Stick
Duo” cover.
• For details on “Memory Stick Duo,” see
page 117.
• When inserting a “Memory Stick Duo,” make
sure of the direction and insert it all the way to
the connector. If the “Memory Stick Duo” is
not inserted correctly, you may not be able to
record or display images with the “Memory
Stick Duo.” And also it may result in
malfunction of both the camera and “Memory
Stick Duo.”
3
Access lamp
Shooting still images
1
, Close the battery/“Memory
Stick Duo” cover.
To remove a “Memory Stick Duo”
Open the battery/“Memory Stick Duo”
cover, then push the “Memory Stick Duo”
to pop it out.
• Whenever the access lamp is lit, the
camera is recording or reading an
image. Never open the battery/“Memory
Stick Duo” cover or turn off the power at
this time. The data may be corrupted.
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Setting the still image size
Mode switch
5M
5M
5M
3:2
3:2
3M
3M
1M
VGA
Image Size
1
, Set the mode switch to
turn on the power.
2
, and
, Press
1M
1M
VGA
Image Size
3
(Image Size).
The Image Size setup appears.
• For details on the image size, see page 21.
, Select the desired image size
with v/V on the control button.
The image size is set.
When the setting is complete, press
(Image Size) so that the Image Size setup
disappears from the LCD screen.
• The image size selected here is maintained even
when the power is turned off.
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Image size
Image size
5M1) (2592×1944)
Usage guidelines
• For saving important images, printing in A4 size or
printing A5 size high density images
Large
3:22) (2592×1728)
3M (2048×1536)
1M (1280×960)
VGA (640×480)
1)
2)
• For printing in postcard size
• For recording a larger number of images
• For attaching images to e-mail or creating home pages
Small
The factory setting is [5M]. It is the highest image quality on this camera.
Images are recorded in the same 3:2 aspect ratio as photograph printing paper or postcards, etc.
Shooting still images
You can choose image size (number of
pixels) and image quality (compression
ratio) based on the kind of images you want
to shoot. The larger you make the image
size and the higher you make the image
quality, the better your image, but also the
larger the amount of data needed to preserve
your image. This means you can save fewer
images in your “Memory Stick Duo.”
Choose an image size and quality
appropriately for the kind of images you
want to shoot.
The number of images that can be saved in a “Memory Stick Duo”3)
• When images recorded using earlier Sony
models are played back on this camera, the
display may differ from the actual image size.
• When the images are viewed on the LCD
screen of the camera, they all look the same
size.
• Number of shooting images can differ from
these values according to shooting conditions.
• When the number of remaining shooting
images is greater than 9999, the “>9999”
indicator appears on the LCD screen.
• You can resize the images later (Resize
function, see page 67).
The number of images that can be saved in Fine (Standard)4) mode are shown below.
(Units: number of images)
Capacity
16MB
32MB
64MB
128MB
5M
6 (11)
12 (23)
25 (48)
51 (96)
92 (174)
188 (354)
3:2
6 (11)
12 (23)
25 (48)
51 (96)
92 (174)
188 (354)
3M
10 (18)
20 (37)
41 (74)
82 (149)
148 (264)
302 (537)
1M
24 (46)
50 (93)
101 (187) 202 (376)
357 (649)
726 (1320)
VGA
97 (243)
Image size
3)
4)
MSX-M256 MSX-M512
196 (491) 394 (985) 790 (1975) 1428 (3571) 2904 (7261)
When [Mode] (REC Mode) is set to [Normal]
For the number of images that can be saved in other modes, see page 108.
For more information about the image quality (compression ratio), see page 44.
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Basic still image shooting — Using auto adjustment mode
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1
, Set the mode switch to
turn on the power.
2
, and
The name of the folder where the image will
be recorded appears on the LCD screen for
approximately five seconds.
• This camera can create new folders and select
folders to be stored in the “Memory Stick Duo”
(page 45).
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, Hold the camera steadily with
both hands and position the
subject in the center of the
focus frame.
Do not touch the lens portion, flash portion,
or microphone (page 8) when you hold the
camera.
• The minimum focal distance to a subject is
approx. 50 cm (19 3/4 inches).
To shoot subjects at distances closer than this,
use close-ups (Macro) mode (page 27).
3
30 F3.5
AE/AF lock indicator
Flashes green t
Light up
, Press and hold the shutter
button halfway down.
The beep sounds but the image is not yet
recorded. When the AE/AF lock indicator
changes from flashing to steadily lit, the
camera is ready for shooting.
(The LCD screen may be frozen for a split
second depending on the subject.)
• If you release the shutter button, shooting will
be canceled.
• When the camera does not beep, the AF
adjustment is not complete. You can continue to
shoot, but the AF is not set properly (except in
Continuous AF, page 48).
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Mode switch
, Press the shutter button fully
down.
The shutter sounds. The image will be
recorded in the “Memory Stick Duo.” When
“Recording” disappears from the LCD
screen, you can shoot the next image.
• The frame indicated on the LCD screen shows
the focus adjustment range (AF range finder,
page 47).
• When operating the camera using a battery
pack, if you do not operate the camera for a
while during recording or playback, the camera
turns off automatically to prevent wearing
down the battery (page 16).
(Twilight mode) (page 32)
(Twilight portrait mode) (page 32)
(Landscape mode) (page 33)
S AF
4
(Magnifying glass mode)
(page 32)
Program
Auto
Camera
(Snow mode) (page 33)
(Beach mode) (page 33)
Mode
Still image auto shooting [Auto]
The focus, exposure and white balance are
automatically adjusted as needed to allow
easy shooting. In addition, the image
quality is set to [Fine] (page 44), the AF
range finder frame is set to [Multi AF], and
the metering mode is set to [Multi]
(pages 47 and 52).
Only
(Camera), [Mode] (REC Mode)
and
(Setup) appear in the menu.
Still image program shooting
[Program]
The necessary adjustments are made
automatically like still image auto shooting,
but you can also change the focus and other
adjustments as desired. In addition, you can
also set the desired shooting functions using
menus (pages 43 and 110).
Shooting still images
When you set the mode switch to
, the
functions that can be used change as follows
according to
(Camera) in the menu.
(High-speed shutter mode)
(page 33)
(Fireworks mode) (page 33)
To switch the shooting method
1 Set the mode switch to
.
2 Press MENU.
3 Select
(Camera) with b on the
control button.
4 Select the desired shooting mode with
v/V on the control button.
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Checking the last image you
shot — Quick Review
Auto Focus
When you try to shoot a subject that is
difficult to focus on, the AE/AF lock
indicator changes to flashing slowly.
The Auto Focus function may have
difficulty working under the following
conditions. In such cases, release the shutter
button, then recompose the shot and focus
again.
• The subject is distant from the camera
and dark.
• The contrast between the subject and its
background is poor.
• The subject is seen through glass, such as
a window.
• A fast-moving subject.
• The subject reflects or has a lustrous
finish, such as a mirror or a luminous
body.
• A flashing subject.
• A backlit subject.
There are two Auto Focus functions: “AF
range finder frame” which sets the focus
position according to the subject position
and size, and “AF mode” which sets the
focus start/finish timing according to the
AF response and the battery consumption.
See page 47 for details.
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RETURN
, Press b (7) on the control
button.
To return to the normal shooting mode,
press lightly on the shutter button or press
b (7) again.
To delete the image displayed on the
LCD screen
1 Press
(Delete).
2 Select [Delete] with v on the control
button, then press z.
The image is deleted.
• The image may appear rough right after
playback starts due to the image processing.
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Indicators on the LCD screen during shooting
Using the zoom feature
Indicators on
W (wide-angle) T (telephoto)
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W
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Histogram on (Image information can also be
displayed during playback.)
Each time you press
, the display
changes in the following order.
• For a detailed description of the indicators, see
page 122.
• For a detailed description of the histogram, see
page 51.
• You can extend the battery remaining time by
turning off the LCD backlight.
• When shooting/viewing movies, the status of
the LCD screen changes as follows: Indicators
on t Indicators off t LCD backlight off
• This setting is maintained even when the power
is turned off.
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Indicators off
Shooting still images
x1.1
, Press the zoom button to
choose the desired image size
for shooting.
The minimum focal distance to the
subject
Approx. 50 cm (19 3/4 inches) from the lens
surface
• You cannot change the zoom scale while
shooting movie.
S AF
r
LCD backlight off
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Zoom
Your camera is equipped with zoom
functions that enlarge the image using
optical zoom and two types of digital
processing. Digital zoom can be selected
from smart zoom or precision digital zoom.
When digital zoom is set, the zoom method
switches from optical zoom to digital zoom
when the zoom scale exceeds 3×.
To use only the optical zoom, set [Digital
Zoom] to [Off] on the Setup screen
(page 114). In this case, the digital zoom
area does not appear in the zoom scale
display bar on the LCD screen, and the
maximum zoom is 3×. The enlargement
method and the zoom scale differ according
to the image size and the zoom type, so
select the zoom to match the shooting
purpose.
When digital zoom is set and you press the
zoom button, the zoom scaling indicator
appears on the LCD screen as follows.
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The W side of this line is optical zoom,
and the T side is digital zoom
Zoom scaling indicator
• The
indicator differs according to the zoom
type.
– Optical zoom:
– Smart zoom:
– Precision digital zoom:
• The AF range finder frame does not appear
when using the digital zoom. The
,
or
indicators flashes, and AF operates with
priority on subjects located near the center.
Smart zoom
The image is enlarged with almost no
distortion. This lets you use smart zoom
with the same feeling as optical zoom. To
set smart zoom, set [Digital Zoom] to
[Smart] on the Setup screen (page 114).
When you purchase your camera, it is set to
smart zoom.
The maximum zoom scale depends on the
selected image size as follows.
Image size
Maximum zoom scale
3M
3.8×
1M
6.1×
VGA
12×
When you purchase your camera,
the image size is set to [5M]. Smart
zoom cannot be used when the
image size is set to [5M] or [3:2], so
set a different image size.
• When using the smart zoom, the image on the
LCD screen may look rough. However, this
phenomenon has no effect on the recorded
image.
• You cannot use the smart zoom in the Multi
Burst mode.
Precision digital zoom
All image sizes are enlarged up to a
maximum 6×. This function cuts out and
enlarges a certain portion of the image, so
the image quality deteriorates. To set
precision digital zoom, set [Digital Zoom]
to [Precision] on the Setup screen
(page 114).
Shooting close-ups — Macro
• Using Spot AF is recommended (page 47).
• To shoot at even closer distances than close-ups
(Macro) recording, use
(Magnifying glass
mode) (page 32).
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The close-ups (Macro) recording mode is
used when zooming up subjects such as
flowers or insects. Setting the zoom all the
way to the W side lets you shoot subjects at
distances as close as 8 cm. However, the
minimum focus distance varies according
to the zoom position. Therefore, shooting
with the zoom set all the way to the W side
is recommended.
When the zoom is set all the way to
the W side:
Approx. 8 cm (3 1/4 inches) from the lens
surface
Shooting still images
S AF
, Set the mode switch to
, and
press B ( ) on the control
button.
The
(macro) indicator appears on the
LCD screen.
• If the menu is currently displayed, press MENU
first so that the menu disappears.
• You can also carry out this operation when the
mode switch is set to
.
• You cannot use this function when
(Camera) in the menu is set to
(Magnifying glass mode),
(Twilight mode),
(Landscape mode) and
(Fireworks
mode).
When the zoom is set all the way to
the T side:
Approx. 25 cm (9 7/8 inches) from the lens
surface
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Using the self-timer
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101
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1
, Set the mode switch to
, and
press V ( ) on the control
button.
To return to normal recording mode
Press B ( ) on the control button again.
The
indicator disappears from the LCD
screen.
• When recording with the self-timer, place the
camera in a stable location. If you place the
camera in an unstable location for recording,
the camera may fall and become damaged or
malfunction.
• If the menu is currently displayed, press MENU
first so that the menu disappears.
• You can also carry out this operation when the
mode switch is set to
.
The
(self-timer) indicator appears on the
LCD screen.
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, Center the subject in the frame.
Press and hold the shutter
button halfway down, then
press the shutter button fully
down.
• When shooting in close-ups (Macro) mode, the
focus depth becomes extremely shallow, and
the entire subject may not be in focus.
• When shooting in close-ups (Macro) mode, the
AF speed drops in order to focus accurately on
close subjects.
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30 F3.5
2
, Center the subject in the frame.
Press and hold the shutter
button halfway down, then
press the shutter button fully
down.
The self-timer lamp (page 8) flashes and a
beep sounds after you press the shutter
button until the shutter operates
(approximately 10 seconds later).
To cancel the self-timer in the middle
of the operation
Press V ( ) on the control button again.
The
indicator disappears from the LCD
screen.
• If you press the shutter button while standing in
front of the camera, the focus and the exposure
may not be correctly set.
Selecting a flash mode
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, Set the mode switch to
, and
press v ( ) on the control
button repeatedly to select a
flash mode.
Each time you press v ( ), the indicator
changes as follows.
No indicator (Auto): The flash
automatically strobes when shooting
images in a dark place. The factory setting
is Auto.
(Forced flash): The flash strobes
regardless of the surrounding brightness.
SL (Slow synchro): The flash strobes
regardless of the surrounding brightness.
The shutter speed is slow in a dark place, so
you can clearly shoot the background that is
out of flash light.
• If the menu is currently displayed, press MENU
first so that the menu disappears.
• When [ISO] is set to [Auto] in the menu, the
recommended shooting distance using the flash
is approx. 0.3 m to 1.5 m (11 7/8 inches to
59 1/8 inches) (W)/0.5 m to 1.5 m (19 3/4
inches to 59 1/8 inches) (T).
• You can change the brightness of the flash with
(Flash Level) in the menu (page 55). (You
cannot change the brightness of the flash while
(Camera) is set to [Auto] in the menu.)
• When using the SL (Slow synchro) or
(No
flash) mode, the shutter speed becomes slower
in dark places. Be careful not to allow your
hand to shake while holding the camera.
• While charging the flash, the /CHG lamp
flashes. After the charging is complete, the
lamp goes out.
• This setting is maintained even when the power
is turned off.
To prevent subjects’ eyes from
appearing red
Set [Red Eye Reduction] to [On] on the
Setup screen (page 114). The
indicator
appears on the LCD screen, and the flash
pre-strobes before shooting to reduce the
red-eye phenomenon.
Shooting still images
S AF
(No flash): The flash does not strobe
regardless of the surrounding brightness.
m
• Red-eye reduction may not produce the desired
effects depending on individual differences, the
distance to the subject, if the subject does not
see the pre-strobe, or other conditions.
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Inserting the date and time
on a still image
Shooting images with the AF
illuminator
The AF illuminator is fill light to focus
more easily on a subject in dark
surroundings. The ON appears on the LCD
screen and the AF illuminator emits red
light when the shutter button is pressed
halfway until the focus is locked.
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When this function is not needed, set [AF
Illuminator] to [Off] on the Setup screen
(page 114).
• If AF illuminator light does not reach the
subject sufficiently or the subject has no
contrast, focus will not be achieved. (A distance
up to approximately 2.2 m (86 5/8 inches) is
recommended.)
• Focus is achieved as long as AF illuminator
light reaches the subject, even if the light is
slightly off the center of the subject.
• When the focus preset distance is set (page 49),
the AF illuminator does not function.
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• The AF range finder frame does not appear.
The
,
or
indicators flashes, and AF
operates with priority on subjects located near
the center.
• The AF illuminator operates only when
(Camera) is set to [Auto], [Program],
(Magnifying glass mode),
(Twilight
portrait mode),
(Snow mode) or
(Beach mode) in the menu.
• The AF illuminator emits very bright light.
Although there are no problems with safety,
directly looking into the AF illuminator emitter
at close range is not recommended, as you may
see residual spots for several minutes
afterwards, such as after looking into a
flashlight.
Program
Auto
Camera
Mode
1
, Set the mode switch to
press MENU.
MENU
, then
The menu appears.
• When images are shot with the date and time
superimposed, the date and time cannot be
removed later.
• The date and time do not appear on the LCD
screen during shooting, instead, the
indicator appears on the LCD screen. The
actual date and time appear in red during
playback only.
• The date and time is not inserted in Multi Burst
mode.
• You can also carry out this operation with the
mode switch set to
or
.
Camera
2
Setup t
Camera
Day&Time
Date
Off
1
2
Mode
2
, Press B on the control button
to advance to , then press B
again.
The Setup screen appears.
AF Mode:
Digital Zoom:
Date/Time:
Red Eye Reduction:
AF Illuminator:
Auto Review:
Single
Smart
Day&Time
Off
Auto
On
PAGE SELECT
3
, Select
(Camera) with v on
the control button, then press
B.
Select [Date/Time] with v/V,
then press B.
4
Shooting still images
1
AF Mode:
Digital Zoom:
Date/Time:
Red Eye Reduction:
AF Illuminator:
Auto Review:
, Select the date and time setting
with v/V on the control button,
then press z.
Day&Time: Superimposes the date, hour,
and minute onto the image.
Date: Superimposes the year, month and
day onto the image.
Off: Does not superimpose the date and
time onto the image.
After the setting has been completed, press
MENU first so that the menu disappears,
and shoot the image.
• If you select [Date], the date is superimposed
onto the image in the order selected in “Setting
the date and time” (page 17).
• This setting is maintained even when the power
is turned off.
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Shooting according to scene conditions — Scene Selection
You can select from eight different shooting
modes (magnifying glass, twilight, twilight
portrait, landscape, snow, beach, highspeed shutter and fireworks) in accordance
with the shooting conditions. The camera
automatically makes the optimum settings
to match the scene, making it easy to shoot
high quality images even under difficult
conditions.
Magnifying glass mode
The subject appears on the LCD screen
magnified by up to 3.3×. This lets you see
details that would otherwise be difficult to
confirm with the naked eye.
Distance to the
subject
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Magnification
scale
1 cm (13/32 inch)
3.3×
2 cm (13/16 inch)
2.1×
5 cm (2 inches)
1.0×
10 cm (4 inches)
0.5×
20 cm (7 7/8 inches)
0.3×
• The close-ups (Macro) function does not work.
• You cannot shoot in Exposure Bracket, Burst
and Multi Burst mode.
• The flash is set to (Forced flash) or
(No
flash).
• The focal distance to a subject is approx. 1 cm
to 20 cm (13/32 inch to 7 7/8 inches).
• The optical zoom is locked to the W side and
cannot be used.
• When you press the zoom button, the image is
enlarged using the digital zoom.
1.1
Twilight mode
• The close-ups (Macro) function does not work.
• You cannot shoot in Exposure Bracket, Burst
and Multi Burst mode.
• You cannot use the flash.
• Place the camera in a stable location and secure
it before shooting.
Twilight portrait mode
Suitable for shooting portraits in dark
places. Allows you to shoot sharp images of
people in dark places without losing the
dark atmosphere of the surroundings. The
shutter speed becomes slower, so be careful
not to allow your hand to shake while
holding the camera.
Allows you to shoot night scenes at far
distance without losing the dark atmosphere
of the surroundings. The shutter speed
becomes slower, so be careful not to allow
your hand to shake while holding the
camera.
• You cannot shoot in Exposure Bracket, Burst
and Multi Burst mode.
• The flash is set to SL (Slow Synchro).
Landscape mode
Beach mode
Fireworks mode
When shooting seaside or lakeside scenes,
the blue of the water is clearly recorded.
• The close-ups (Macro) function does not work.
• The flash is set to (Forced flash) or
(No
flash).
• The flash is set to
flash).
(Forced flash) or
(No
High-speed shutter mode
Snow mode
When shooting snowy scenes or other
places where the whole screen appears
white, use this mode to prevent sunken
colors and record clear and sharp images.
• The flash is set to
flash).
(Forced flash) or
(No
Fireworks are recorded in all their splendor
by setting the focus distance to infinity. The
shutter speed becomes slower, so be careful
not to allow your hand to shake while
holding the camera.
Shooting still images
Focuses only on a distant subject to shoot
landscapes, etc.
Use this mode to shoot moving subjects
outdoors or in other bright places.
• The close-ups (Macro) function does not work.
• You cannot use the flash.
• You can change the shutter speed by setting an
EV adjustment value (page 50).
• You cannot set the white balance.
• You cannot shoot in Exposure Bracket, Burst
and Multi Burst mode.
• Place the camera in a stable location and secure
it before shooting.
• The shutter speed becomes faster, so images
shot in dark places become darker.
• The flash is set to (Forced flash) or
(No
flash).
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NR slow shutter
Program
Auto
Camera
Program
Auto
Camera
WB
ISO
Mode
1
, Set the mode switch to
press MENU.
The menu appears.
MENU
, then
2
The NR slow shutter mode removes noise
from recorded images, providing clear
images. When the shutter speed is 1/6
second or slower in
(Twilight mode),
(Twilight portrait mode) and
(Fireworks mode), the camera
automatically enters the NR slow shutter
function and “NR” is indicated next to the
shutter speed indicator.
, Select
(Camera) with b on
the control button, then select
the desired mode with v/V.
Press the shutter button
fully down.
2
To return to normal mode
Select [Auto] or [Program] with v/V on the
control button.
F2.8
r
Then the screen turns
black.
Capturing
• The setting is maintained even when the power
is turned off.
r
Processing
Finally, when
“Processing” disappears,
the image has been
recorded.
• When the NR slow shutter function is activated,
be careful not to allow your hand to shake while
holding the camera.
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Viewing still images
Viewing images on the LCD screen of your
camera
Single (single-image)
screen
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Index (nine-image)
screen
Viewing single images
60min
Index (sixteen-image)
screen
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• SINGLE DISPLAY
You can view images shot with your camera
almost immediately on the LCD screen.
You can select the following three methods
for viewing images.
Single (single-image) screen
You can view one image at a time,
displayed over the entire screen.
• SINGLE DISPLAY
Index (nine-image/sixteen-image)
screen
Nine or sixteen images are displayed
simultaneously in separate panels on the
LCD screen.
• For details on viewing movies, see page 78.
• For a detailed description of the indicators, see
page 124.
1
, Set the mode switch to
turn on the power.
, and
Viewing still images
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The last image in the selected recording
folder (page 45) appears on the LCD
screen.
• The image may appear rough right after
playback starts due to the image processing.
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Viewing an index screen (nine-image or sixteen-image)
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VOLUME
• SINGLE DISPLAY
2
, Select the desired still image
with b/B on the control button.
b : To display the preceding image
B : To display the next image
, Press
(Index) once.
, Press
(Index) once more.
The display switches to the index (nineimage) screen.
The display switches to the index
(sixteen-image) screen.
To display the next (previous) index
screen
Press v/V/b/B on the control button to
move the yellow frame up/down/left/right.
To display the next (previous) index
screen
Press v/V/b/B on the control button to
move the yellow frame up/down/left/right.
To return to the single-image screen
Press
(Index) T side repeatedly, or
press z on the control button.
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Viewing images on a TV screen
A/V connecting cable
, Connect the A/V connecting
cable (supplied) to the A/V OUT
(MONO) jack of the USB cradle
(supplied) and the audio/video
input jacks of the TV.
If your TV has stereo type input jacks,
connect the audio plug (black) of the A/V
connecting cable to the left audio input jack.
2
, Connect the camera to the USB
cradle.
Connect the camera as illustrated.
• Make sure the camera is securely connected to
the USB cradle.
3
TV/Video switch
, Turn on the TV and set the TV/
Video switch to “Video”.
Viewing still images
1
A/V OUT
(MONO) jack
• The name and location of this switch may differ
depending on your TV. For details, see the
operating instructions supplied with the TV.
• When the USB cable is connected to the USB
cradle, remove the USB cable from the USB
cradle.
• Turn off both the camera and the TV before
connecting the camera and the TV with the A/V
connecting cable.
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POWER
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4
, Set the mode switch to
turn on the camera.
, and
Press b/B on the control button to select the
desired image.
• When using your camera abroad, it may be
necessary to switch the video output signal to
match that of your TV system (page 115).
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Viewing images on a TV screen
If you want to view images on a TV screen,
you need a TV with a video input jack and
the A/V connecting cable (supplied).
The color system of the TV must match that
of your digital still camera. Check the
following lists:
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.
Deleting still images
Deleting images
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• Note that you cannot restore deleted images.
101
2/9
Delete
Exit
BACK/NEXT
BACK/NEXT
2
, Press
VGA
3
(Delete).
The image has not yet been deleted at this
point.
• You cannot delete the protected image
(page 66).
, Select [Delete] with v on the
control button, then press z.
The message “Access” appears, and the
image has been deleted.
Deleting still images
, Set the mode switch to
, and
turn on the camera.
Press b/B on the control
button to select the image you
want to delete.
60min
2/9
Delete
Exit
VOLUME
1
VGA
To continue and delete other images
Display the image to be deleted with b/B
on the control button. Then, select [Delete]
with v and press z.
To cancel deleting
Select [Exit] with V on the control button,
then press z.
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Deleting images in index (nine-image or sixteen-image) mode
Delete
Delete
Exit
Select
Exit
All In This Folder
1
, While an index (nine-image/
sixteen-image) screen
(page 36) is displayed, press
(Delete).
• Note that you cannot restore deleted images.
Select
All In This Folder
2
, Select [Select] with b/B on the
control button, then press z.
SELECT
TO NEXT
3
, Select an image you want to
delete with v/V/b/B on the
control button, then press z.
The
(Delete) indicator appears on the
selected image. At this point, the image has
not yet been deleted. Repeat this step for all
of the images you want to delete.
• To cancel a selection, select the image, then
press z again so that the
indicator
disappears.
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Formatting a “Memory Stick Duo”
MENU
Delete
Exit
OK
, Press
(Delete) and select
[OK] with B on the control
button, then press z.
The message “Access” appears, and the
images have been deleted.
To cancel deleting
Select [Exit] with b on the control button,
then press z.
To delete all the images in the
folder
Select [All In This Folder] with B on the
control button in step 2, then press z.
Select [OK], then press z. All of the
unprotected images in the folder are
deleted. To cancel deleting, select
[Cancel], then press z.
Mode
1
Terminal side
, Insert the “Memory Stick Duo”
you want to format into the
camera.
• The term “formatting” means preparing a
“Memory Stick Duo” to record images; this
process is also called “initialization.” The
“Memory Stick Duo” provided with this
camera, and those available commercially, are
already formatted, and can be used
immediately.
• When you format a “Memory Stick Duo,”
be aware that all data including
protected images in the “Memory Stick
Duo” will be permanently erased.
2
, Turn on the camera, then press
MENU.
Press B on the control button
to advance to
, then press B
again.
Deleting still images
4
Setup t
The Setup screen appears.
• This operation is available no matter what
position the mode switch is in.
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60min
Memory Stick Tool
Format
OK
Format:
Create REC. folder: Cancel
Change REC. folder:
All data will be erased
1
2
3
, Select
(Memory Stick Tool)
with v/V on the control button.
Select [Format] with B, then
press B.
Select [OK] with v, then press
z.
To cancel the formatting
Select [Cancel] with V on the control
button, then press z.
• Using the AC Adaptor is recommended to
prevent the power from turning off partway
through formatting.
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Ready?
OK
Cancel
4
, Select [OK] with v on the
control button, then press z.
The message “Formatting” appears. When
this message disappears, the format is
complete.
Before advanced operations
How to setup and
operate your camera
The usage of the menus and Setup screen
items that are most frequently used for
“Advanced operations” is described below.
Changing the menu settings
To turn off the menu display
a Press MENU.
Press MENU again.
The menu appears.
• You cannot select items displayed in gray.
• For a detailed description of the menu items,
see page 110.
Program
Auto
Camera
Control button
MENU
WB
Mode switch
ISO
400
200
100
Auto
ISO
WB
ISO
c Press v/V on the control
button to select the desired
setting.
Before advanced operations
b Press b/B on the control
button to select the item you
want to set.
The selected setting is enlarged and the
setting is entered.
When a v or V mark is displayed
next to a setting item
This means that there are also other setting
items. To display these other items, scroll
the screen with v/V.
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Changing the items on the
Setup screen
a Press MENU.
The menu appears.
b Press B on the control button
to advance to , then press B
again.
The Setup screen appears.
Setup t
To cancel the Setup screen
Press MENU again.
Deciding the still
image quality
To return to the menu from the
Setup screen
Mode switch:
Press b on the control button to return to the
position enclosed by the frame in step 3,
then press b again.
You can select the still image quality from
[Fine] or [Standard].
Before operation
• For a detailed description of the Setup items,
see page 114.
Set
(Camera) in the menu to other than
[Auto] (pages 43 and 110).
Control button
MENU
Mode switch
c Press v/V/b/B on the control
button to select the item you
want to set.
The frame of the selected item turns
yellow.
1
Setup 2
File Number:
USB Connect:
OK
Video Out:
Cancel
Clock Set:
d Press z on the control button
to enter the setting.
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a Set the mode switch to
.
b Press MENU.
The menu appears.
c Select
(P.Quality) with b/B,
then select the desired image
quality with v/V.
Fine
FINE
Standard
P.Quality
M
Mode switch:
/
/
Your camera can create multiple folders
within a “Memory Stick Duo.” You can
select the folder used to store images.
When not creating a new folder,
“101MSDCF” folder is selected as the
recording folder.
You can create folders up to “999MSDCF.”
PFX
Before operation
Set the menu to the Setup screen (pages 44
and 114).
Control button
MENU
Mode switch
Creating a new folder
a Select
(Memory Stick Tool)
with v/V.
b Select [Create REC. Folder]
with B/v/V, and [OK] with B/v,
then press z.
The creating folder screen appears.
60 min
Create REC. Folder
Creating REC. folder 102MSDCF
Ready?
OK
Cancel
c Select [OK] with v, then press
z.
A new folder is created with a number
one higher than the largest number in
the “Memory Stick Duo”, and the
folder becomes the recording folder.
Before advanced operations
Mode BRK
Creating or selecting
a folder
To cancel folder creation
Select [Cancel] in step 2 or 3.
• Once you create a new folder, you cannot delete
the new folder with the camera.
• Images are recorded in the newly created folder
until a different folder is created or selected.
• Up to 4000 images can be stored in one folder.
When the folder capacity is exceeded, a new
folder is automatically created.
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Changing the recording
folder
a Select
(Memory Stick Tool)
with v/V.
b Select [Change REC. Folder]
with B/V, and [OK] with B/v,
then press z.
The recording folder selection screen
appears.
Select REC. Folder
102
2/2
Folder Name:102MSDCF
No. Of Files: 0
Created:
2004 1 1 1::05:34AM
OK
Cancel
BACK/NEXT
c Select the desired folder with
b/B, and [OK] with v, then
press z.
To cancel changing the
recording folder
Select [Cancel] in step 2 or 3.
• You cannot select the “100MSDCF” folder as a
recording folder.
• The image is stored in the newly selected
folder. You cannot move images to a different
folder with this camera.
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Advanced still image shooting
Choosing an auto
focus method
Mode switch:
/
Choosing a focus range
finder frame
— AF range finder
Multipoint AF (
You can set the AF range finder frame and
the AF mode.
AF range finder frame
The AF range finder frame selects the focus
position according to the subject position
and size.
AF Mode
Before operation
When shooting still images, set
(Camera) in the menu to other than [Auto]
or
(Fireworks mode) (pages 43 and
110).
Control button
MENU
The camera calculates the distance in five
places to the left, right, top, bottom and in
the center of the image, letting you shoot
using the auto focus function without
worrying about the image composition.
This is useful when it is difficult to focus on
the subject because it is not in the center of
the frame. You can check the position
where the focus was adjusted using the
green frame.
The Multipoint AF is the factory setting.
Center AF (
Spot AF (
Mode switch
)
This is useful for focusing on a subject near
the center of the frame. Use together with
the AF lock function lets you shoot in the
desired image composition.
)
This is useful when focusing on an
extremely small subject or a narrow area.
Use together with the AF lock function lets
you shoot in the desired image composition.
Take care to hold the camera steady so that
the subject does not deviate from the range
finder frame.
or
b Press MENU.
The menu appears.
c Select 9 (Focus) with b/B,
then select the desired AF
range with v/V.
60min
VGAFINE 101
98
AF range
finder frame
S AF
The focus is adjusted automatically.
When you press and hold the shutter
button halfway down and the focus is
adjusted, the color of the AF range
finder frame changes from white to
green.
• When you are shooting movies and you choose
Multipoint AF, the distance to the center of the
screen is estimated as an average, so the AF
works even with a certain amount of vibration.
The AF range finder frame is
. Center AF
and Spot AF automatically focus only on
selected frame, so these are convenient when
you want to focus only on what you aim at.
• When you use the digital zoom or AF
illuminator, priority AF movement is given to
subjects in or near the center of the frame. In
this case the
,
or
indicator flashes
and the AF range finder frame is not displayed.
Advanced still image shooting
The AF mode sets the focus start/finish
timing according to the AF response and the
battery consumption.
)
a Set the mode switch to
.
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Choosing a focus operation
— AF Mode
Single AF ( S A F )
This mode is useful for shooting stationary
subjects. The focus is not adjusted before
the shutter button is pressed and held
halfway down. When the shutter button is
pressed and held halfway down and AF lock
is complete, the focus is locked.
The factory setting is Single AF.
Monitoring AF (
M AF
)
This shortens the time needed for focusing.
The camera automatically adjusts the focus
before the shutter button is pressed and held
halfway down, letting you compose images
with the focus already adjusted. When the
shutter button is pressed and held halfway
down and AF lock is complete, the focus is
locked.
• Battery consumption may be faster than in
Single AF mode.
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Continuous AF ( C A F )
Before operation
The camera adjusts the focus before the
shutter button is pressed and held halfway
down, and then continues to adjust the focus
even after AF lock is completed. This
allows shooting of moving subjects with
continued focus.
Set the menu to the Setup screen (pages 44
and 114).
• The focus is not adjusted after the lock is
completed in the following cases, and the C A F
indicator flashes. The camera operates in
Monitoring AF mode.
– When shooting in the dark place
– When shooting with a slow shutter speed
• The AF range finder frame is set to Center AF.
• Focus adjustment may not be able to keep up
when shooting fast moving subjects.
• There is no lock sound when the focus is
adjusted.
• When recording with the self timer, the focus is
locked when you press the shutter button all the
way down.
• Battery consumption may be faster than in any
other AF mode.
a Select
(Camera) with v.
b Select [AF Mode] with B/v,
and select the desired mode
with B/v/V.
Camera
1
2
AF Mode:
Digital Zoom:
Date/Time:
Red Eye Reduction:
AF Illuminator:
Auto Review:
xSingle
Monitor
Cont
When you select [Single] or [Monitor],
also select the AF range finder frame
(page 47).
Shooting techniques
When shooting with the subject at the edge of
the frame, or when using Center AF or Spot
AF, the camera may focus on the center instead
of on the subject at the edge of the frame. In a
case like this, use AF lock to focus on the
subject, and then recompose the picture and
shoot (except in Continuous AF mode).
Compose the shot so that the subject is
centered in the AF range finder, and press the
shutter button halfway down.
When the AE/AF lock indicator stops flashing
and remains on, return to the fully composed
shot, and press the shutter button fully down.
FINE
101
98
AF range
finder frame
F2.8 30
S AF
m
60min
— Focus preset
Mode switch:
/
When shooting an image using a previously
set distance to the subject, or when shooting
a subject through a net or through window
glass, it is difficult to get the proper focus in
auto focus mode. In these cases, use of the
Focus preset is convenient.
When shooting still images, set
(Camera) in the menu to other than [Auto]
or
(Magnifying glass mode) (pages 43
and 110).
Control button
MENU
VGAFINE 101
97
Mode switch
Advanced still image shooting
VGA
Setting the distance
to the subject
Before operation
AE/AF lock indicator
60min
• When you are using AF lock, you can
capture an image with the correct focus even
if the subject is at the edge of the frame.
• You can carry out the AF lock adjustment
process before you press the shutter button
fully down.
S AF
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a Set the mode switch to
.
b Press MENU.
The menu appears.
c Select 9 (Focus) with b/B,
then select the distance to the
subject with v/V.
You can select from the following
distance settings.
0.5m, 1.0m, 3.0m, 7.0m,
(unlimited
distance)
1.0m
0.5m
a Set the mode switch to
.
or
0.5m
Spot AF
Center AF
Multi AF
Focus
Adjusting the
exposure
b Press MENU.
The menu appears.
— EV adjustment
Mode switch:
c Select
/
You can manually change the exposure set
by the camera. This function lets you obtain
the proper exposure when the contrast
(difference between bright and dark)
between the subject and the background is
extremely large. You can select values
ranging from +2.0EV to –2.0EV in steps of
1/3EV.
ISO
(EV) with b/B.
The value of the exposure adjustment
is displayed.
0EV
0EV
EV
WB
ISO
d Select the desired exposure
value.
Before operation
WB
or
When shooting still images, set
(Camera) in the menu to other than [Auto]
(pages 43 and 110).
Select the value with v/V. Adjust the
exposure value while checking the
brightness of the background.
To return to auto focus mode
Select [Multi AF], [Center AF] or [Spot
AF] in step 3.
• Focal point information may not show the exact
distance.
• When
(Camera) in the menu is set to
(Landscape mode) or
(Fireworks mode),
the focus preset is restricted to
(unlimited
distance).
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To reactivate auto exposure
Control button
MENU
Select [0EV] in step 4.
Mode switch
• If a subject is being shot in extremely bright or
dark conditions, or the flash is used, the
exposure adjustment may not be effective.
Displaying a histogram
80
5M
FINE
101
4
Brightness
Dark
Bright
a Set the mode switch to
0 EV
.
b Press
to display the
histogram.
c Press MENU.
The menu appears.
Shooting techniques
Normally, the camera automatically sets the
exposure. If the image is too dark or too
bright as shown below, we recommend that
you adjust the exposure value manually with
viewing the histogram. When shooting a
back-lit subject or a subject against a white
(e.g. snowy) background, adjust the
exposure toward the + side. When shooting a
black subject that fills the screen, adjust the
exposure toward the – side.
Underexposed t Adjust toward +
Appropriate exposure
Advanced still image shooting
Number of pixels
A histogram is a graph showing the
brightness of an image. The horizontal axis
shows the brightness, and the vertical axis
shows the number of pixels. The graph
display indicates a dark image when
skewed to the left side, and a bright image
when skewed to the right side. The
histogram is useful to check the exposure
during recording and playback when the
screen is difficult to see.
• The histogram also appears when the
(Camera) in the menu is set to [Auto], but you
cannot adjust the exposure.
• The histogram also appears when you press
while playing back a single image
(page 35) or during Quick Review (page 24).
• The histogram does not appear in the following
cases:
– During Quick Review of an image recorded
in Exposure Bracket mode
– When using playback zoom
– When viewing and shooting movies
•
appears in the following cases:
– When recording in the digital zoom range
– When the image size is [3:2]
– When rotating a still image
– When viewing Multi Burst images
• The histogram before recording represents the
histogram of the image displayed on the LCD
screen at that time. A difference occurs in the
histogram before and after you press the shutter
button. When this happens, check the histogram
while playing back a single-image or during
Quick Review.
In particular a large difference may appear in
the following cases:
– When the flash strobes
– When [PFX] (P.Effect) is set to [Solarize]
– When the shutter speed is slow or high
• The histogram may not appear for images
recorded using other cameras.
d Adjust the exposure based on
the histogram.
Overexposed t Adjust toward –
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Selecting the
metering mode
Spot metering
cross hair
Spot
Mode switch:
Multi
/
Metering Mode
The camera measures the brightness to
determine the exposure. This function lets
you select the following two metering
modes to determine which portion of the
subject to use for measuring the brightness.
Multi-pattern metering (no
indicator)
WB
ISO
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— Exposure Bracket
Mode switch:
Before operation
When shooting still images, set
(Camera) in the menu to other than [Auto]
(pages 43 and 110).
Control button
MENU
The image is divided into multiple regions
and metering is performed for each region.
The camera judges the subject position and
background brightness, and determines a
well-balanced exposure.
The factory setting is multi-pattern
metering.
Spot metering (
Shooting three
images with the
exposure shifted
Mode switch
Before operation
Set
(Camera) in the menu to other than
[Auto],
(Magnifying glass mode),
(Twilight mode),
(Twilight portrait
mode) or
(Fireworks mode) (pages 43
and 110).
)
Metering is performed for only a portion of
the subject. This lets you adjust the
exposure to the subject even when the
subject is backlit or there is strong contrast
between the subject and the background.
Position the spot metering cross hair on one
point of the subject you want to shoot.
To focus on the metering position, setting
9 (Focus) to [Center AF] is recommended
(page 47).
The Exposure Bracket function records a
series of three images with the exposure
values automatically shifted. This lets you
select the image with the appropriate
exposure after recording when you are
unable to shoot good pictures depending on
the brightness of the subject.
a Set the mode switch to
.
or
b Press MENU.
The menu appears.
c Select
(Metering Mode) with
b/B, then select the desired
metering mode with v/V.
Control button
MENU
Mode switch
a Set the mode switch to
1st image (shifted in the
+ direction)
.
b Press MENU.
The menu appears.
c Select [Mode] (REC Mode) with
b/B, then select [Exp Brktg]
with v/V.
2nd image (appropriate
exposure for the camera)
d Select [BRK] (Bracket Step)
with b/B, then select the
desired exposure adjustment
value with v/V.
3rd image (shifted in the
– direction)
e Shoot the image.
To return to normal mode
Select [Normal] in step 3.
Advanced still image shooting
±1.0EV: Shifts the exposure value by
plus or minus 1.0EV.
±0.7EV: Shifts the exposure value by
plus or minus 0.7EV.
±0.3EV: Shifts the exposure value by
plus or minus 0.3EV.
• You cannot use the flash in this mode.
• During shooting in this mode, the images are
not displayed on the LCD screen. Compose the
image before pressing the shutter button.
• The focus and white balance are adjusted for
the first image, and these settings are also used
for the other images.
• When the exposure is manually adjusted
(page 50), the exposure is shifted based on the
adjusted brightness.
• The recording interval is approximately
0.36 second.
• If the subject is too bright or too dark, you may
be unable to shoot properly with the selected
bracket adjustment value.
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(Incandescent)
Adjusting color tones
— White Balance
Mode switch:
/
When the white balance is set to Auto, the
white balance is automatically set and the
overall color balance is adjusted according
to the shooting conditions. However, when
you shoot under fixed conditions or special
lighting conditions, you can manually
adjust the white balance.
Auto (no indicator)
Adjusts the white balance automatically.
The factory setting is [Auto].
• Places where the lighting conditions
change quickly
• Under bright lighting such as
photography studios
Adjusts the white balance only to the flash
conditions (It does not appear when the
mode switch is set to
.)
Before operation
When shooting still images, set
(Camera) in the menu to other than [Auto]
(pages 43 and 110).
MENU
Shooting outdoors, shooting night scenes,
neon signs, fireworks or sunrise, or
shooting just before and after sundown
• Under fluorescent lights that flicker, the white
balance adjustment function may not work
correctly even though you select
.
• When the flash strobes, the manual setting is
canceled, and the image is recorded in [Auto]
mode (except in WB mode).
• The available White Balance settings are
limited as follows according to the
(Camera) setting in the menu:
–
(Twilight Portrait mode): [Auto] or WB
(Flash) only
–
(Fireworks mode):
(Daylight) only
Mode switch
Shooting techniques
(Cloudy)
Shooting under a cloudy sky
(Fluorescent)
Shooting under fluorescent lighting
a Set the mode switch to
.
b Press MENU.
The menu appears.
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To reactivate auto adjustment
Select [Auto] in step 3.
WB (Flash)
Control button
(Daylight)
c Select [WB] (White Bal) with b/
B, then select the desired
setting with v/V.
or
The subject coloring is affected by the
lighting conditions. For example, the entire
image appears blue under sunlight in the
summer, and white items gain a reddish tint
under incandescent light bulbs, etc. The
human eye can resolve these problems, but
digital still cameras cannot recognize the
correct colors without adjustments.
Normally, the camera makes these
adjustments automatically, but if recorded
image colors appear unnatural, we
recommend that you adjust the white
balance.
a Set the mode switch to
Adjusting the flash
level
— Flash Level
Mode switch:
You can adjust the amount of flash light.
Before operation
Set
(Camera) in the menu to other than
[Auto],
(Twilight mode) or
(Fireworks mode) (pages 43 and 110).
.
b Press MENU.
The menu appears.
c Select
(Flash Level) with b/
B, then select the desired
setting with v/V.
High: Makes the flash level higher
than normal.
Normal: Normal setting.
Low: Makes the flash level lower than
normal.
Control button
MENU
Mode switch
— Burst
Mode switch:
This mode is used for continuous shooting.
Each time you press and hold the shutter
button in this mode, the camera records
maximum four images in succession.
Speed priority burst ( S )
The images are shot with a short interval
(approx. 0.33 second). During shooting in
this mode, the images are not displayed on
the LCD screen. Compose the image before
pressing the shutter button.
Framing priority burst ( F )
Shooting is performed while displaying the
images on the LCD screen. The shooting
interval (approx. 0.36 second) becomes
longer than speed priority burst.
Advanced still image shooting
• You may not be able to shoot with the set flash
level depending on the shooting conditions.
Shooting images
continuously
• When a “Memory Stick Duo” becomes full,
shooting stops even if you continue to hold
down the shutter button.
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d Shoot the image.
Before operation
Set
(Camera) in the menu to other than
(Magnifying glass mode),
(Twilight mode),
(Twilight portrait
mode) or
(Fireworks mode) (pages 43
and 110).
Control button
MENU
You can also shoot only two or three
images by releasing the shutter button
partway.
When the message “Recording”
disappears, you can shoot the next
image.
To return to normal mode
Mode switch
Select [Normal] in step 3.
• You cannot use the flash in this mode.
• When recording with the self timer, a series of
four images are recorded each time you press
the shutter button.
a Set the mode switch to
.
b Press MENU.
Shooting in Multi
Burst mode
— Multi Burst
Mode switch:
This mode records 16 frames in succession
each time you press the shutter button. This
is convenient for checking your form in
sports, for example.
Before operation
Set
(Camera) in the menu to other than
(Magnifying glass mode),
(Twilight mode),
(Twilight portrait
mode) or
(Fireworks mode) (pages 43
and 110).
Control button
MENU
Mode switch
The menu appears.
c Select [Mode] (REC Mode) with
b/B, then select from [Speed
Burst] or [Framing Burst] with
v/V.
a Set the mode switch to
b Press MENU.
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The menu appears.
.
c Select [Mode] (REC Mode) with
b/B, then select [Multi Burst]
with v/V.
d Select M (Interval) with b/B,
then select the desired frame
interval with v/V.
You can choose the frame interval
from [1/7.5], [1/15] or [1/30].
1/7.5
1/15
1/30
— E-Mail
To return to normal mode
Mode switch:
In E-mail mode, a small-size image
(320×240) that is suitable for e-mail
transmission is also recorded at the same
time as recording a normal still image. (See
page 20 for the normal still image sizes.)
Select [Normal] in step 3.
• For instructions on how to attach images to an
e-mail message, consult the User’s Manual for
your e-mail software.
• For the number of images you can record in
E-mail mode, see page 108.
PFX
Mode switch
e Shoot the image.
A continuous burst of 16 frames are
recorded within a single still image
(image size 1M).
• You cannot use the following functions in Multi
Burst mode:
– Smart zoom
– Flash
– Inserting the date and time
• When
(Camera) in the menu is set to
[Auto], the frame interval is fixed to [1/30].
• See page 64 to play back Multi Burst images
using this camera.
• For the number of images that can be recorded
in Multi Burst mode, see page 108.
a Set the mode switch to
.
Advanced still image shooting
M
When the message “Recording”
disappears, you can shoot the next
image.
Control button
MENU
1/30
Interval
Mode BRK
d Shoot the image.
Shooting still images
for e-mail
b Press MENU.
The menu appears.
c Select [Mode] (REC Mode) with
b/B, then select [E-Mail] with
v/V.
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d Shoot the image.
Shooting still images
with audio files
— Voice
Mode switch:
In Voice mode, an audio track is also
recorded at the same time as recording a
normal still image.
If you press and release the
shutter button, sound is recorded
for five seconds.
If you hold down the shutter
button, sound is recorded until you
release the shutter button for up to
40 seconds.
To return to normal mode
Adding special effects
— Picture Effect
Mode switch:
You can digitally process images to obtain
special effects.
Solarize
The light contrast is
clearer and the picture
looks like an
illustration.
Select [Normal] in step 3.
Control button
MENU
Microphone
Mode switch
a Set the mode switch to
.
b Press MENU.
The menu appears.
c Select [Mode] (REC Mode) with
b/B, then select [Voice] with v.
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• To view images recorded in Voice mode, carry
out the same procedure described in “Viewing
movies on the LCD screen” (page 78).
• Do not touch the microphone during shooting
images in this mode.
• For the number of images you can record in
Voice mode, see page 108.
/
Sepia
The picture is sepiatoned like an old
photograph.
Neg.Art
The color and
brightness of the
picture are reversed
as in a negative.
Before operation
When shooting still images, set
(Camera) in the menu to other than [Auto]
(pages 43 and 110).
Control button
MENU
Mode switch
or
b Press MENU.
The menu appears.
c Select [PFX] (P.Effect) with b/
B, then select the desired
mode with v/V.
Advanced still image shooting
a Set the mode switch to
.
d Shoot the image.
To cancel Picture Effects
Select [Off] in step 3.
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Advanced still image viewing
Selecting the folder
and playing back
images
— Folder
d Select the desired folder with
b/B.
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playback are stored.
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OK
Cancel
Mode switch:
Single screen
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Index (nine-image) screen
e Select [OK] with v, then press
z.
Control button
MENU
Mode switch
To cancel the selection
Select [Cancel] in step 5.
SINGLE DISPLAY
When multiple folders are
created in the “Memory Stick
Duo”
a Set the mode switch to
.
b Press MENU.
The menu appears.
c Select
(Folder) with b, then
press z.
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When the first or last image in the folder is
displayed, the following indicators appear
on the LCD screen.
: Moves to the previous folder.
: Moves to the next folder.
: Moves to both the previous and next
folders.
Index (sixteen-image) screen
• SINGLE DISPLAY
• When no images are stored in the folder, “No
file in this folder” appears.
• You can play back images from a last-shot one
without selecting the folder.
Enlarging a portion of
a still image
Mode switch:
You can enlarge a part of an image up to
five times the original size. You can also
record the magnified image as a new file.
e Adjust the image size with
/ (playback zoom).
Enlarging an image
— Playback zoom
a Set the mode switch to
.
x5.0
b Display the image to be
enlarged with b/B.
c Press
(playback zoom) to
zoom in on the image.
d Select the desired portion of
the image with v/V/b/B.
Control button
MENU
/
Mode switch
Press
B
Press V
v: To view more of the top of the image
V: To view more of the bottom of the
image
b: To view more of the left side of the
image
B: To view more of the right side of the
image
• You cannot use playback zoom for movies and
Multi Burst images.
• If you press
(playback zoom) while a nonenlarged image is displayed, the LCD screen
switches to the index screen (page 36).
• You can enlarge the images displayed with the
Quick Review function (page 24) by
performing steps 3 to 5.
Advanced still image viewing
Press
b
To cancel playback zoom
Press z.
Press v
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Recording an enlarged
image — Trimming
a Press MENU after playback
zoom.
The menu appears.
b Select [Trimming] with B, then
press z.
c Select the image size with v/V,
then press z.
The image is recorded, and the image
on the LCD screen returns to the
normal size after recording.
• The trimmed image is recorded as the newest
file in the selected recording folder, and the
original image is retained.
• The quality of trimmed images may deteriorate.
• You cannot trim to an image size of 3:2.
• You cannot trim images displayed with Quick
Review.
a Set the mode switch to
Playing back
successive images
— Slide Show
.
b Press MENU.
The menu appears.
c Select
(Slide) with b/B, then
press z.
Mode switch:
You can play back recorded images in
order. This function is useful for checking
your images or for presentations, etc.
Control button
MENU
Mode switch
Set the following items with v/V/b/B.
Interval
3 sec/5 sec/10 sec/30 sec/1 min
Image
Folder: Plays back all images in the
selected folder.
All:
Plays back all images stored
in the “Memory Stick Duo.”
Repeat
On: Plays back images in a
continuous loop.
Off: After all the images have been
played back, the slide show
ends.
d Select [Start] with V/B, then
press z.
The slide show begins.
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To cancel the slide show setting
Select [Cancel] in step 3.
To stop slide show playback
Press z, select [Exit] with B, then press z
again.
To skip to the next/previous
image during the slide show
Rotating still images
Control button
MENU
— Rotate
Mode switch
Mode switch:
You can rotate an image recorded in portrait
orientation and display it in landscape
orientation.
Press B (next) or b (previous).
• The interval setting time is approximate, and
may vary according to the playback image size.
a Set the mode switch to
, and
display the image to rotate.
b Press MENU.
The menu appears.
d Select
with v, then
rotate the image with b/B.
e Select [OK] with v/V, then
press z.
Advanced still image viewing
c Select
(Rotate) with b/B,
then press z.
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To cancel rotation
Select [Cancel] in step 4 or 5, then press
z.
• You cannot rotate protected images, movies and
Multi Burst 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 application
software.
Playing back images
shot in Multi Burst
mode
Mode switch:
You can play back Multi Burst images
continuously or play them back frame by
frame. This function is used for checking
the image.
Control button
MENU
Playing back continuously
a Set the mode switch to
.
b Select the Multi Burst image
with b/B.
The selected Multi Burst image is
played back continuously.
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VOLUME
Mode switch
To pause playback
Press z. To resume playback, press z
again. The playback starts from the frame
displayed on the LCD screen.
• When Multi Burst images are played back on a
computer or on a camera without the Multi
Burst function, the 16 frames you shot will be
displayed at the same time as part of one image.
• You cannot cut the Multi Burst image.
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Playing back frame by frame
a Set the mode switch to
.
b Select the Multi Burst image
with b/B.
The selected Multi Burst image is
played back continuously.
c Press z when the desired
frame is displayed.
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Press z in step 4. The playback starts
from the frame displayed on the LCD
screen.
To delete shot images
When using this mode, you cannot delete
only certain frames. When you delete
images, all 16 of the frames are deleted at
the same time.
1 Display the desired Multi Burst image to
delete.
“Step” appears.
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14/14
Step
3/16
2 Press
(Delete).
3 Select [Delete], then press z.
All of the frames are deleted.
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FRAME BACK/NEXT
VOLUME
B: A next frame is displayed. When
you keep and press B, the frame
advances.
b: A previous frame is displayed.
When you keep and press b, the
frame advances in the reverse
direction.
Advanced still image viewing
d Advance the frame with b/B.
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Still image editing
Protecting images
— Protect
In single-image mode
a Set the mode switch to
.
b Display the image you want to
protect with b/B.
Mode switch:
This function protects images against
accidental erasure.
Control button
c Press MENU.
The menu appears.
d Select
(Protect) with b/B,
then press z.
MENU
Mode switch
The displayed image is protected. The
- (protect) indicator appears on the
image.
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In index (nine-image/
sixteen-image) mode
a Set the mode switch to
,
then press
(Index) to
display the index (nine-image)
screen.
Press
(Index) twice to display a
sixteen-image index screen.
b Press MENU.
The menu appears.
c Select
(Protect) with b/B,
then press z.
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d Select [Select] with b/B, then
press z.
Protect
Exit
BACK/NEXT
• Note that when you format a “Memory Stick
Duo,” even protected images are deleted and
cannot be restored.
e To continue and protect other
images, select the desired
image with b/B, then press z.
e Select the image you want to
protect with v/V/b/B, then
press z.
The green - indicator appears on the
selected image.
To cancel the protection
Press z again in step 4 or 5. The indicator disappears.
SELECT
MENU
TO NEXT
f Repeat step 5 to protect other
images.
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g Press MENU.
h Select [OK] with B, then press
z.
The - indicator turns white. The
selected images are protected.
To exit the Protect function
Select [Cancel] in step 4 or select [Exit] in
step 8, then press z.
To cancel individual protection
Select the image to be unprotected with
v/V/b/B, then press z in step 5. The indicator turns gray. Repeat this operation
for all images that are to be unprotected.
Press MENU, select [OK], and then press
z.
Select [All In This Folder] in step 4, and
press z. Select [On], then press z.
To cancel all protection of all
images in the folder
.
— Resize
b Display the image you want to
resize with b/B.
Mode switch:
c Press MENU.
You can change the image size of a
recorded image, and save it as a new file.
You can resize to the following sizes:
5M, 3M, 1M, VGA
The original image is retained even after
resizing.
Control button
MENU
The menu appears.
d Select
(Resize) with b/B,
then press z.
e Select the desired size with v/
V, then press z.
The resized image is recorded in the
recording folder as the newest file.
Mode switch
To cancel resizing
Select [Cancel] in step 5.
• You cannot change the size of movies or Multi
Burst images.
• When you change from a small size to a large
size, the image quality deteriorates.
• You cannot resize to an image size of 3:2.
• When you resize a 3:2 image, the upper and
lower black portions will be displayed on the
image.
Still image editing
To protect all images in the
folder
a Set the mode switch to
Changing image size
Select [All In This Folder] in step 4, and
press z. Select [Off], then press z.
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Choosing images to
print
— Print (DPOF) mark
Mode switch:
You can mark still images shot with your
camera that you want to have printed. This
function is convenient when you have
images printed at a shop or using a printer
that conforms with the DPOF (Digital Print
Order Format) standard or a PictBridge
compliant printer.
• You cannot mark movies.
• In E-mail mode, a print (DPOF) mark is
marked on the normal size image that is
recorded at the same time.
• When you mark images shot in Multi Burst
mode, all the images are printed on one image
divided into 16 frames.
• You cannot set the number of prints.
In single-image mode
a Set the mode switch to
.
b Display the image you want to
mark with b/B.
c Press MENU.
The menu appears.
d Select
(DPOF) with b/B,
then press z.
The
mark is marked on the
displayed image.
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Control button
MENU
DPOF
Exit
Mode switch
BACK/NEXT
e To continue and mark other
images, display the desired
image with b/B, then press z.
To unmark the
mark
Press z again in step 4 or 5. The
mark disappears.
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In index (nine-image/
sixteen-image) mode
f Repeat step 5 to mark other
images.
a Set the mode switch to
,
then press
(Index) to
display the index (nine-image)
screen.
g Press MENU.
Press
(Index) twice to display a
sixteen-image index screen.
b Press MENU.
The menu appears.
c Select
press z.
(DPOF) with B, then
d Select [Select] with b/B, then
press z.
e Select the image you want to
mark with v/V/b/B, then press
z.
The green
mark appears on the
selected image.
SELECT
MENU
The
mark turns white. The
mark setting is completed.
To unmark
marks
Select the images to be unmarked with v/
V/b/B in step 5, then press z.
To unmark all the
the folder
marks in
Select [All In This Folder] in step 4, then
press z. Select [Off], then press z.
To exit the
mark function
Select [Cancel] in step 4, or select [Exit]
in step 8.
Still image editing
• When marking
marks, you cannot
select [All In This Folder].
h Select [OK] with B, then press
z.
TO NEXT
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Still image printing (PictBridge printer)
Connecting to a
PictBridge printer
Mode switch:
/
/
You can easily print images shot with your
camera without using a computer by using a
PictBridge compliant printer.
When the USB connection is set on the
Setup screen, you can connect the camera
mounted in the USB cradle directly to a
printer using the USB cable.
Using a PictBridge compliant printer easily
prints the index print*.
* An index print function may not be provided
depending on a printer.
Preparing the camera
Set the USB mode on the camera to connect
the camera with a printer.
Before operation
Set the menu to the Setup screen (page 44).
Control button
MENU
Mode switch
a Select
(Setup 2) with V,
then select [USB Connect]
with B/v/V.
Connecting the camera to
the printer
Connect the camera to the USB cradle.
Then, connect the (USB) jack on the
USB cradle and the USB jack on the printer
with the USB cable (supplied). Turn on the
camera and the printer.
The camera turns to playback mode
regardless of the mode switch position and
an image in the selected playback folder
appears on the LCD screen.
After the connection
is made, the
indicator appears on
the LCD screen.
2
• Using the AC Adaptor is recommended to
prevent the power from turning off partway
through printing.
b Select [PictBridge] with B/v,
then press z.
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Setup 2
File Number:
USB Connect:
PictBridge
PTP
Video Out:
NTSC
Normal
Clock Set:
2
The USB mode is set.
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Printer
VOLUME
Printing images
Even if you turn on the camera, you cannot
use the PictBridge function.
Disconnect the USB cable from the USB
cradle and set [USB Connect] to
[PictBridge].
You can select the image and print it. Set up
the camera following the procedure on page
70, and connect the printer.
Mode switch:
/
/
In single-image mode
a Display the image you want to
print with b/B.
b Press MENU.
The menu appears.
c Select
(Print) with b/B, then
press z.
Control button
MENU
Mode switch
d Select [This image] with v/V,
then press z.
The print setting screen appears.
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Print
Index
Off
Date
Off
Quantity
1
Exit
• You cannot print movies.
• When you print an E-mail image, only the
JPEG image that was recorded at the same time
is printed.
• When an error notification is received from the
connected printer, the
indicator flashes for
approximately 5 seconds. Check the connected
printer.
OK
• Items that the printer does not support are
not displayed.
Still image printing (PictBridge printer)
When [USB Connect] is not set
to [PictBridge] on the Setup
screen
e Select [Quantity] with v/V,
select the number of sheets
with b/B.
You can select the number up to 20.
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f Select [OK] with V/B, then
press z.
The image is printed.
Do not disconnect the USB cable
while the
(USB cable
disconnected prohibited) indicator
appears on the LCD screen.
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Printing
2/3
Exit
To cancel printing
Select [Cancel] in step 4 or select [Exit] in
step 6.
To print other images
Select the image after step 6, then select
[Print] with v.
To insert the date and time on
images
Select [Date] in step 5, then select the date
format with b/B. You can select from
[Day&Time] or [Date]. When you chose
[Date], the date will be inserted in the order
set in “Setting the date and time” (page 17).
This function may not be provided
depending on a printer.
In index (nine-image/
sixteen-image) mode
a Press
(Index) to display the
index (nine-image) screen.
Press
(Index) twice to display a
sixteen-image index screen.
b Press MENU.
The menu appears.
c Select
(Print) with B, then
press z.
d Select [Select] with b/B, then
press z.
e Select the image you want to
print with v/V/b/B, then press
z.
The
mark appears on the selected
image.
To print all the images with the
print (DPOF) mark
Select [DPOF image] in step 4. All the
images with the
mark are printed by the
specified number regardless of the
displayed image.
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SELECT
MENU
TO NEXT
f Repeat step 5 to print other
images.
g Press MENU.
The print setting screen appears.
Print
Index
Off
Date
Off
Quantity 1
Exit
OK
h Select [Quantity] with v/V,
select the number of sheets
with b/B.
You can select the number up to 20.
The specified quantity of all the
selected images are printed.
i Select [OK] with V/B, then
press z.
The images are printed.
Do not disconnect the USB cable
while the
indicator appears on
the LCD screen.
Select [Cancel] in step 4 or select [Exit] in
step 9.
Printing index-images
To print all the images with the
print (DPOF) mark
You can print some images side-by-side.
We refer to this function as an index print*.
You can also arrange the specified quantity
of the same image side-by-side and print
them as an index image (see “In singleimage mode”), or arrange a set of different
images side-by-side as an index image and
print the specified number of sets (see “In
index mode”).
Set up the camera following the procedure
on page 70, and connect the printer.
Select [DPOF image] in step 4. All the
images with the
mark are printed by the
specified number regardless of the
displayed image.
To print all the images in the
folder
Select [All In This Folder] in step 4, then
press z.
To insert the date and time on
images
Select [Date] in step 8, then select the date
format with b/B. You can select from
[Day&Time] or [Date]. When you chose
[Date], the date will be inserted in the order
set in “Setting the date and time” (page 17).
This function may not be provided
depending on a printer.
Mode switch:
/
/
* An index print function may not be provided
depending on a printer.
Control button
MENU
Still image printing (PictBridge printer)
• Items that the printer does not support are
not displayed.
To cancel printing
Printing
2/3
Exit
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• You cannot print movies.
• When you print an E-mail image, only the
JPEG image that was recorded at the same time
is printed.
• When an error notification is received from the
connected printer, the
indicator flashes for
approximately 5 seconds. Check the connected
printer.
In single-image mode
a Display the image you want to
print with b/B.
b Press MENU.
The menu appears.
g Select [OK] with V/B, then
press z.
The image is printed.
Do not disconnect the USB cable
while the
(USB cable
disconnected prohibited) indicator
appears on the LCD screen.
c Select
(Print) with b/B, then
press z.
d Select [This image] with v/V,
then press z.
Printing Index
1/1
Exit
The print setting screen appears.
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Print
Index
Off
Date
Off
Quantity
1
Exit
To cancel printing
Select [Cancel] in step 4 or select [Exit] in
step 7.
OK
To print other images
• Items that the printer does not support are
not displayed.
e Select [Index] with v, then
select [On] with b/B.
f Select [Quantity] with v/V,
select the number of sheets
laid side-by-side with b/B.
You can select the number up to 20.
You can arrange the specified quantity
of an image side-by-side.
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Select the image after step 7. Select
[Print] with v, then repeat from step 4.
To print all the images with the
print (DPOF) mark
Select [DPOF image] in step 4. All the
images with the
mark are printed by the
specified number regardless of the
displayed image.
To insert the date and time on
images
• The designated number of images may not all
fit onto a single sheet depending on the quantity
of images.
a Press
(Index) to display the
index (nine-image) screen.
Press
(Index) twice to display a
sixteen-image index screen.
b Press MENU.
The menu appears.
c Select
(Print) with B, then
press z.
i Select [Quantity] with v/V,
select the number of sets you
want to print with b/B.
You can select the number up to 20.
j Select [OK] with V/B, then
press z.
The image is printed.
Do not disconnect the USB cable
while the
indicator appears on
the LCD screen.
d Select [Select] with b/B, then
press z.
e Select the desired image with
v/V/b/B, then press z.
The
mark appears on the selected
image.
Printing Index
1/1
Exit
To cancel printing
Still image printing (PictBridge printer)
Select [Date] in step 6, then select the date
format with b/B. You can select from
[Day&Time] or [Date]. When you chose
[Date], the date will be inserted in the order
set in “Setting the date and time” (page 17).
This function may not be provided
depending on a printer.
In index (nine-image/
sixteen-image) mode
Select [Cancel] in step 4 or select [Exit] in
step 0.
To print all the images with the
print (DPOF) mark
• SELECT
MENU
TO NEXT
f Repeat step 5 to print other
images.
Select [DPOF image] in step 4. All the
images with the
mark are printed by the
specified number regardless of the
displayed image.
g Press MENU.
h Select [Index] with v, then
select [On] with b/B.
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To print all the images in the
folder
Select [All In This Folder] in step 4, then
press z.
To insert the date and time on
images
Select [Date] in step 9, then select the date
format with b/B. You can select from
[Day&Time] or [Date]. When you chose
[Date], the date will be inserted in the order
set in “Setting the date and time” (page 17).
This function may not be provided
depending on a printer.
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Enjoying movies
c Select the desired size with v/
V.
Shooting movies
Mode switch:
You can choose from [640(Fine)],
[640(Standard)] and [160].
You can shoot movies with sound using
your camera.
• [640(Fine)] can be recorded only on
“Memory Stick PRO Duo.”
d Press the shutter button fully
down.
Control button
Microphone
Shutter button
Mode switch
“REC” appears on the LCD screen and
the camera starts recording the image
and sound.
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a Set the mode switch to
b Press
(Image Size).
The Image Size setup appears.
.
e Press the shutter button fully
down again to stop recording.
Set the mode switch to
procedure on page 27.
and follow the
Using the self-timer
Set the mode switch to
procedure on page 28.
and follow the
• Do not touch the microphone during shooting
movies.
• You cannot use the following functions during
shooting movies:
– Changing the zoom scale
– Flash
– Inserting the date and time
• When you set the image size to [640(Fine)]
while connecting the A/V connecting cable to
A/V OUT (MONO) jack, the subject does not
appear on the LCD screen. The LCD screen
turns blue.
• For the recording time in each movie mode, see
page 109.
Enjoying movies
Recording stops when the “Memory
Stick Duo” is full.
Shooting close-ups (Macro)
Indicators during shooting
The screen indicators are not recorded.
Each time you press
, the status of the
LCD screen changes as follows: Indicators
off t LCD backlight off t Indicators on.
A histogram is not displayed.
For a detailed description of the indicators,
see page 123.
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a Set the mode switch to
Viewing movies on
the LCD screen
Mode switch:
You can view movies on the LCD screen
with sound from the speaker.
.
b Select the desired movie with
b/B.
Movies with the image size
[640(Fine)] or [640(Standard)] are
displayed on the full screen.
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Control button
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Speaker
Mode switch
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VOLUME
Movies with the image size [160] are
displayed a size smaller.
c Press z.
The movie and sound are played back.
During playback, B (Playback)
appears on the LCD screen.
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Playback bar
VOLUME
To stop playback
Press z again.
To adjust the volume
Press v/V to adjust the volume.
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To advance or rewind the movie
Press b/B during playback.
To return to the normal playback, press z.
Indicators during viewing
movies
Each time you press
, the status of the
screen changes as follows: Indicators off
t LCD backlight off t Indicators on.
A histogram is not displayed.
For a detailed description of the indicators,
see page 125.
• The procedure for viewing movies on a TV is
the same as that for viewing still images
(page 37).
• The movies recorded using earlier Sony models
may be also displayed a size smaller.
Deleting movies
Mode switch:
You can delete unwanted movies.
In single-image mode
a Set the mode switch to
b Display the movie you want to
delete with b/B.
c Press
Control button
Mode switch
.
(Delete).
The movie has not yet been deleted at
this point.
d Select [Delete] with v, then
press z.
The message “Access” appears, and
the movie has been deleted.
To cancel deletion
Select [Exit] in step 4 or 5.
a Set the mode switch to
,
then press
(Index) to
display an index (nine-image)
screen.
Press
(Index) twice to display a
sixteen-image index screen.
b Press
(Delete).
The movie has not yet been deleted at
this point.
c Select [Select] with b/B, then
press z.
d Select the movie you want to
delete with v/V/b/B, then
press z.
The green
(Delete) indicator
appears on the selected movie.
SELECT
Enjoying movies
• You cannot delete protected movies.
• Note that you cannot restore deleted movies.
e To continue and delete other
movies, display the movie you
want to delete with b/B, and
repeat step 4.
In index (nine-image/
sixteen-image) mode
TO NEXT
The movie has not yet been deleted at
this point.
e Repeat step 4 to delete other
movies.
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f Press
(Delete).
g Select [OK] with B, then press
z.
The message “Access” appears, and
the movies have been deleted.
To cancel deletion
Select [Exit] in step 3 or 7.
Editing movies
<Example> Cutting a movie numbered
101_0002
You can cut movies, or delete unnecessary
portions of movies. This is the
recommended mode to use when the
“Memory Stick Duo” capacity is
insufficient, or when you attach movies to
your e-mail messages.
1
The file numbers assigned when
movies are cut
The cut movies are assigned new numbers
and recorded as the newest files in the
selected recording folder. The original
movie is deleted, and that number is
skipped.
3
2
101_0002
1. Cutting scene A.
1
To delete all images in the folder
Select [All In This Folder] in step 3, then
press z. Select [OK] with B, then press z.
To cancel deletion, select [Cancel] with b,
then press z.
101_0003
101_0001
Mode switch:
A
B
2
Divide point
3
101_0002
2. Cutting scene B.
101_0004
1
3
A
2
101_0005
B
Divide
point
3. Deleting scenes A and B if they are
unnecessary.
Control button
MENU
101_0004
Mode switch
1
3
101_0007
A
B
2
101_0006
Delete
Delete
4. Only the desired scenes remain.
1
3
2
101_0006
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Cutting movies
a Set the mode switch to
.
b Select the movie you want to
cut with b/B.
c Press MENU.
g Select [OK] with v, then press
z.
The movie is cut.
To cancel cutting
The playback of the movie starts.
e Decide on a cutting point.
Press z at the desired cutting point.
b Display the portion of the
movie you want to delete.
• You cannot cut the following images.
– Still images
– Movie files not long enough to cut
– Protected movie files
• You cannot restore files once you cut them.
• The original movie is deleted when you cut it.
• The cut movies are recorded as the newest files
in the selected recording folder.
c Press
(Delete).
The movie has not yet been deleted at
this point.
d Select [Delete] with v, then
press z.
The movie currently displayed on the
LCD screen is deleted.
STD
640
101
10/10
00:00:02
OK
Cancel
Exit
• Note that you cannot restore deleted portions of
movies.
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60min
Divide
Dividing
Point
a Cut an unnecessary portion of
a movie (page 81).
Select [Exit] in step 5 or 7. The movie
appears on the LCD screen again.
The menu appears.
d Select
(Divide) with B, then
press z. Next, select [OK] with
v, then press z.
Deleting unnecessary
portions of movies
When you want to adjust the cutting
point, use [c/C] (frame forward/
rewind) and adjust the cutting point
using b/B. If you want to change the
cutting point, select [Cancel]. The
playback of the movie starts again.
f When you have decided on a
cutting point, select [OK] with
v/V, and press z.
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Copying images to
your computer
— For Windows users
Recommended computer
environment
OS: Microsoft Windows 98, Windows
98SE, Windows 2000 Professional,
Windows Millennium Edition, Windows
XP Home Edition or Windows XP
Professional
The above OS must be installed at the
factory. Operation is not assured in an
environment upgraded to the operating
systems described above or in a multi-boot
environment.
CPU: MMX Pentium 200 MHz or faster
USB connector: Provided as standard
Display: 800 × 600 dots or more
High Color (16-bit color, 65,000 colors) or
more
• This camera conforms to USB 2.0.
• Use with a USB 2.0 (High-Speed USB)
compatible computer environment allows highspeed data transfer.
• If you connect two or more USB equipment to
a single computer at the same time, some
equipment, including your camera, may not
operate depending on the type of USB
equipment.
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• Operations are not guaranteed when using a
USB hub.
• Operations are not guaranteed for all the
recommended computer environments
mentioned above.
USB mode
There are two modes for connecting to a
computer, [Normal] and [PTP]* modes.
The factory setting is the [Normal] mode.
This section describes the [Normal] mode
as an example.
* Compatible only with Windows XP. When
connected to a computer, only the data in the
folder selected by the camera is copied to the
computer. To select a folder, perform the
procedure on page 60.
Communication with your
computer
When your computer resumes from the
suspend or sleep mode, communication
between your camera and your computer
may not recover at the same time.
When a USB connector is not
provided on your computer
When neither a USB connector nor a
“Memory Stick” slot is provided, you can
copy images using an additional device. See
the Sony Website for details.
http://www.sony.net/
Contents of the CD-ROM
x USB Driver
This driver is needed in order to connect the
camera to a computer.
• When using Windows XP, you need not install
the USB driver.
x Image Transfer
This application is used to easily transfer
images from the camera to a computer.
x ImageMixer
This application is used to display and edit
images that are stored in a computer.
• The required operations may differ depending
on your OS.
• Close down all applications running on
the computer before installing the USB
driver and application.
• When using Windows XP or Windows 2000,
log on as Administrators.
• The display settings should be 800 × 600 dots
or more and High Color (16-bit color, 65,000
colors) or more. When set to less than 800 ×
600 dots or 256 colors or less, the model
selection screen does not appear.
Installing the USB driver
When using Windows XP, you need not
install the USB driver.
Once the USB driver is installed, you need
not install the USB driver again.
c Click [USB Driver] on the
installing menu screen.
e Click [Yes, I want to restart my
computer now], then click
[Finish].
a Start up your computer, and
insert the CD-ROM (supplied)
into the CD-ROM drive.
Do not connect your camera to
your computer at this time.
d Click [Next]. When the
“Information” screen appears,
click [Next].
b Click [Cyber-shot] on the
model selection screen.
The installing menu screen appears.
Your computer restarts. Then, you can
establish USB connection.
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The model selection screen appears. If
it does not appear, double-click
(My Computer) t
(ImageMixer)
in that order.
The “InstallShield Wizard” screen
appears.
The USB driver installation starts.
When the installation is completed, the
screen informs you of completion.
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Installing “Image Transfer”
You can use the “Image Transfer” software
to copy images to your computer
automatically when you connect the camera
to your computer with the supplied USB
cable.
c Click [Next]. When “Licence
Agreement” screen appears,
click [Yes].
e Select the folder to be
installed, then click [Next].
Select the program folder, then
click [Next].
a Click [Cyber-shot] on the
model selection screen.
The installing menu screen appears.
b Click [Image Transfer] on the
installing menu screen.
Select the desired language,
then click [OK].
Read the agreement carefully. If you
accept the terms of the agreement,
proceed with the installation. The
“Information” screen appears.
d Click [Next].
f Confirm if the checkbox is
checked on the “Image
Transfer Settings” screen,
then click [Next].
When the installation is completed, the
screen informs you of completion.
The “Welcome to the InstallShield
Wizard for Image Transfer” screen
appears.
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• This section describes the English screen.
g Click [Finish].
Installing “ImageMixer”
You can use the “ImageMixer Ver. 1.5 for
Sony” software to copy, view and edit
images, and create video CDs. For details,
see the software’s help files.
• The USB driver is needed in order to use
“Image Transfer.” If the necessary driver is not
already installed on your computer, a screen
that asks if you want to install the driver will
appear. Follow the instructions that appear on
the screen.
The “Welcome to the InstallShield
Wizard” screen appears.
• This section describes the English screen.
c Restart your computer
according to the screen.
d Remove the CD-ROM.
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The “InstallShield Wizard” screen
closes. If you wish to continue with the
installation of “ImageMixer,” click
[ImageMixer] on the installing menu
screen and then follow the procedure.
a Click [ImageMixer] on the
installing menu screen.
Select the desired language,
then click [OK].
• When you use Windows 2000 or Windows XP,
install “WinASPI”.
• If DirectX8.0a or a later version is not installed
in your computer, the “Information” screen
appears. Follow the procedure on the screen.
b Follow instructions on each
succeeding screen.
Install “ImageMixer” according to the
screen.
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Connecting the camera to
your computer
a Turn on your computer.
d Connect the USB cable to the
(USB) jack of the USB
cradle.
f Connect the camera to the
USB cradle and turn on the
camera.
POWER
b Insert the “Memory Stick Duo”
with the images you want to
copy into the camera.
• For further details on the “Memory Stick Duo,”
see page 19.
c Connect the USB cradle
(supplied) and the AC Adaptor
(supplied), and plug the
adaptor into a wall outlet (wall
socket).
AC Adaptor
USB cradle
USB cable
e Connect the USB cable to your
computer.
“USB Mode Normal” appears on the
LCD screen of the camera. When a
USB connection is established for the
first time, your computer automatically
runs the used program to recognize the
camera. Wait for a while.
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1
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USB Mode
Normal
Access
indicators*
To a wall outlet
(wall socket)
• When you copy images to your computer using
the battery pack, battery shutoff may cause
copying to fail or data corruption. In addition,
power is not supplied from the USB cable, so
we recommend that you use the AC Adaptor.
• Make sure the camera is securely connected to
the USB cradle.
• When you use a desktop computer, we
recommend that you connect the USB cable to
the USB connector on the rear panel.
• When using Windows XP, the AutoPlay wizard
automatically appears on the desktop. Proceed
to page 89.
* During communication, the access
indicators turn red.
• If “USB Mode Normal” does not appear in step
6, confirm that [USB Connect] is set to
[Normal] on the Setup screen (page 115).
• Do not remove the camera from the USB
cradle during USB connection, as the
image data may be destroyed. To end
the USB connection, see the note P on
page 87.
P Disconnecting the USB
cable from your computer,
removing the “Memory Stick
Duo” from your camera or
turning off the power during
USB connection
For Windows 2000, Me or XP users
1 Double-click
on the tasktray.
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“Image Transfer”
— Windows 98/98SE/2000/Me
Connect the camera and your
computer with the USB cable and
the USB cradle.
“Image Transfer” launches and the images
are automatically copied to the computer.
When copying is complete, “ImageMixer”
automatically launches and images appear.
— Windows XP
Connect the camera and your
computer with the USB cable and
the USB cradle.
“Image Transfer” starts up automatically
and the images are automatically copied to
the computer.
Windows XP is set so that the OS AutoPlay
Wizard activates.
If you want to cancel the setting, follow the
procedure below.
Double-click here
2 Click
b Right-click [Sony
MemoryStick], then click
[Properties].
(Sony DSC), then click [Stop].
3 Confirm the device on the confirmation
screen, then click [OK].
c Cancel the setting.
4 Click [OK].
Step 4 is unnecessary for Windows XP
users.
5 Disconnect the USB cable, remove the
“Memory Stick Duo” or turn off the
power.
For Windows 98 or 98SE users
Confirm that the access indicators (page 86)
on the LCD screen are turned white and
carry out only step 5 above.
• Normally “Image Transfer” and “Date” folders
are created inside the “My Documents” folder,
and all of the image files recorded with the
camera are copied into these folders.
• You can change the “Image Transfer” settings
(page 88).
1 Click [AutoPlay].
2 Set [Content type] to [Pictures].
3 Check [Select an action to perform]
under [Actions], select [Take no
action], then click [Apply].
4 Set [Content type] to [Video files]
and proceed step 3. Set [Content
type] to [Mixed content] and
proceed step 3.
5 Click [OK].
The [Properties] screen closes.
The OS AutoPlay Wizard does not start up
automatically even if the USB connection is
made next time.
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a Click [Start], then click [My
Computer].
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Changing “Image Transfer”
settings
Copying images without
using “Image Transfer”
You can change “Image Transfer” settings.
Right-click the “Image Transfer” icon on
the tasktray, select [Open Settings]. The
settings you can set are as follows: [Basic],
[Copy], and [Delete].
— Windows 98/98SE/2000/Me
Right-click here
When the “Image Transfer” starts, the
below window appears.
If you do not set to launch “Image Transfer”
automatically, you can copy images as
following procedure.
a Double-click [My Computer],
then double-click [Removable
Disk].
The contents of the “Memory Stick
Duo” inserted in your camera appear.
• This section describes an example of copying
images to the “My Documents” folder.
• When the “Removable Disk” icon is not shown,
see page 89.
• When using Windows XP, see page 89.
b Double-click [DCIM], then
double-click the folder which
contains the desired images.
The folder opens.
When you select [Settings] from the above
window, you can only change the [Basic]
setting.
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c Right-click the image, then
click [Copy].
d Double-click the “My
Documents” folder. Right-click
the inside of the folder, then
click [Paste].
The image files are copied to the “My
Documents” folder.
When an image with the same
file name exists in the copy
destination folder
The overwrite confirmation message
appears. When you overwrite the existing
image with the new one, the original file
data is deleted.
To change the file name
To copy an image file to the computer
without overwriting, change the file name
to the desired name. However, note that if
you change the file name, you may not be
able to play back that image with your
camera. To play back images with the
camera, perform the operation on page 92.
When a removable disk icon is not
shown
1 Right-click [My Computer], then click
[Properties].
The “System Properties” screen appears.
2 Display [Device Manager].
1 Click [Hardware].
2 Click [Device Manager].
• When using Windows 98, 98SE or Me, skip
step 1. Click [Device Manager] tab.
Try the USB driver installation again using
the CD-ROM (supplied) (page 83).
Copying images using the
Windows XP AutoPlay Wizard
a Make a USB connection
(page 86). Click [Copy pictures
to a folder on my computer
using Microsoft Scanner and
Camera Wizard], then click
[OK].
The “Scanner and Camera Wizard”
screen appears.
b Click [Next].
The images stored on the “Memory
Stick Duo” are displayed.
c Click the checkbox of images
that you do not want to copy to
your computer and remove the
checkmark, then click [Next].
The “Picture Name and Destination”
screen appears.
d Select a name and destination
for your pictures, then click
[Next].
e Select [Nothing. I’m finished
working with these pictures],
then click [Next].
The “Completing the Scanner and
Camera Wizard” screen appears.
f Click [Finish].
The wizard closes.
• To continue copying other images, follow the
procedure given under P on page 87 to
disconnect the USB cable and reconnect it.
Then, perform the procedure from step 1
again.
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3 Delete “ Sony DSC” if it appears.
1 Right-click [ Sony DSC].
2 Click [Uninstall]. (When using
Windows 98, 98SE or Me, click
[Remove].)
The “Confirm Device Removal”
screen appears.
3 Click [OK].
The device is deleted.
— Windows XP
Image copying starts. When the
copying is completed, the “Other
Options” screen appears.
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computer
Image file storage
destinations and file names
a Click [Start] t [My
Documents] in that order.
Image files recorded with your camera are
grouped as folders in the “Memory Stick
Duo.”
The “My Documents” folder contents
are displayed.
• This section describes the procedure for
viewing copied images in the “My Documents”
folder.
• Except for Windows XP, double-click [My
Documents] on the desktop.
• You can use the “ImageMixer Ver. 1.5 for
Sony” software to view and edit images on your
computer. For details, see the software’s help
files.
b Double-click the desired image
file.
The image is displayed.
Example: For Windows XP users
Folder containing image data recorded using a
camera without the folder creation function
Folder containing image data recorded with this
camera
When no new folders have been created, this is
only “101MSDCF”
Folder containing E-mail mode image data, movie
data and Voice mode audio data recorded using a
camera without the folder creation function
• Data in the “100MSDCF” or “MSSONY”
folders is for playback only, and your camera
cannot record images in these folders.
• For more information about the folder, see
page 45.
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File name
File meaning
101MSDCF up to
999MSDCF
DSC0ssss.JPG
• Still image files shot in
– Normal mode
– Exposure Bracket mode (page 52)
– Burst mode (page 55)
– Multi Burst mode (page 56)
• Still image files recorded simultaneously in
– E-Mail mode (page 57)
– Voice mode (page 58)
DSC0ssss.JPE
• Small-size image files shot in E-Mail mode (page 57)
DSC0ssss.MPG
• Audio files shot in Voice mode (page 58)
MOV0ssss.MPG
• Movie files (page 77)
MOV0ssss.THM
• Index image file recorded simultaneously in movie mode (page 77)
• ssss stands for any number within the range from 0001 to 9999.
• The numerical portions of the following files are the same.
– A small-size image file shot in E-Mail mode and its corresponding image file
– An audio file shot in Voice mode and its corresponding image file
– A movie file shot in movie mode and its corresponding index image file
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Folder
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Viewing image files once
copied to a computer with
your camera
When an image file copied to a computer no
longer remains in a “Memory Stick Duo,”
you can view that image again on your
camera by copying the image file in the
computer to a “Memory Stick Duo.”
• Step 1 is not necessary when the file name set
with your camera has not been changed.
• You may be unable to play back some images
depending on the image size.
• When an image file has been processed by a
computer or when the image file was recorded
using a model other than your camera, playback
on your camera is not guaranteed.
a Right-click the image file, then
click [Rename].
Change the file name to
“DSC0ssss.”
Enter a number from 0001 to 9999 for
ssss.
• An extension may be displayed depending on
the computer settings. The extension for still
images is JPG, and the extension for moving
images is MPG. Do not change the extension.
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b Copy the file to the “Memory
Stick Duo” folder.
1 Right-click the image file, then
click [Copy].
2 Select the “DCIM” folder within
the [Removable Disk] or [Sony
MemoryStick] from [My
Computer].
3 Right-click the [sssMSDCF]
folder in the “DCIM” folder and
click [Paste]. sss is a number
from 100 to 999.
• When the overwrite confirmation message
appears, enter a different number in step 1.
• When there is no folder, first create a folder
with your camera and then copy the image file
(page 45).
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your computer
— For Macintosh users
Recommended computer
environment
• If you connect two or more USB equipment to
a single computer at the same time, some
equipment, including your camera, may not
operate depending on the type of USB
equipment.
• Operations are not guaranteed when using a
USB hub.
• Operations are not guaranteed for all the
recommended computer environments
mentioned above.
There are two modes for connecting to a
computer, [Normal] and [PTP]* modes.
The factory setting is the [Normal] mode.
This section describes the [Normal] mode
as an example.
* Compatible only with Mac OS X. When
connected to a computer, only the data in the
folder selected by the camera is copied to the
computer. To select a folder, perform the
procedure on page 60.
Communication with your
computer
When your computer resumes from the
suspend or sleep mode, communication
between your camera and your computer
may not recover at the same time.
When a USB connector is not
provided on your computer
When neither a USB connector nor a
“Memory Stick” slot is provided, you can
copy images using an additional device. See
the Sony Website for details.
http://www.sony.net/
a Connecting your camera to
your computer
For details, see page 86.
Disconnecting the USB cable from your
computer, removing the “Memory Stick
Duo” from your camera or turning off
the power during a USB connection
Drag and drop the drive icon or the
“Memory Stick” icon to the “Trash” icon,
then remove the USB cable or “Memory
Stick Duo” or turn off the power.
• If you are using Mac OS X v10.0, remove the
USB cable, etc., after you have turned your
computer off.
b Copying images
1 Double-click the newly recognized icon
on the desktop.
The contents of the “Memory Stick
Duo” inserted in your camera appear.
2 Double-click [DCIM].
3 Double-click the folder containing the
desired image file.
4 Drag and drop the image files to the hard
disk icon.
The image files are copied to your hard
disk.
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OS: Mac OS 9.1, 9.2 or Mac OS X (v10.0/
v10.1/v10.2)
The above OS must be installed at the
factory.
USB connector: Provided as standard
Display: 800 × 600 dots or more
32,000-color mode or more
USB mode
• See pages 90 and 91 for details about the image
file storage destinations and file names.
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c Viewing the images on your
computer
1 Double-click the hard disk icon.
2 Double-click the desired image file in
the folder containing the copied files.
The image file opens.
• Close down all applications running on
the computer before installing the
application.
• You can use the “ImageMixer Ver. 1.5 for
Sony” software to copy, view and edit images,
and create video CDs. See the operation manual
supplied with the CD-ROM for details about
the installation method, or see the software’s
help files for the operation method.
• When images cannot be displayed, increase the
virtual memory capacity of the computer.
• “ImageMixer” is not compatible with Mac OS
X.
• “Image Transfer” cannot be used with
Macintosh.
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For Mac OS X users
If the “There is no application available to
open the document “DSC0ssss.JPE”.”
screen appears when you click an E-mail
mode image file, make the following
setting.
The screen display may differ depending on
the version.
1 Click [Choose Application...] at the
“There is no application available to
open the document
“DSC0ssss.JPE”.” screen.
2 Change “Show” from [Recommended
Applications] to [All Applications].
3 Select [QuickTime Player] from the
displayed list of applications, and click
[Open].
Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
If you experience trouble with your camera,
try the following solutions.
1 First check the items on the tables below.
If code displays “C:ss:ss”
appear on the LCD screen, the
self-diagnosis display function is
working (page 107).
2 Should your camera still not work
properly, press the RESET button on the
lower right side of the control button
using a fine-tipped object, then turn on
the power again. (All the settings
including date and time are cleared.)
3 Should your camera still not work
properly, consult your Sony dealer or
local authorized Sony service facility.
RESET button
Battery pack and power
Cause
Solution
You cannot charge the
battery pack.
• The camera is turned on.
• The battery pack is not installed correctly.
p Turn the camera off (page 16).
p Install the battery pack correctly (page 11).
The /CHG lamp flashes
when charging a battery
pack.
• The battery pack is not installed correctly.
• The battery pack is discharged.
p Install the battery pack correctly (page 11).
p Re-insert the AC Adaptor and then charge the battery pack
(page 11).
p Consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service
facility.
• The battery pack has malfunctioned.
The /CHG lamp does not
light up when charging a
battery pack.
• The AC Adaptor is disconnected.
• The AC Adaptor has malfunctioned.
• The battery pack is not installed correctly.
• The battery pack is discharged.
• The battery pack is completely charged.
• The camera is not properly installed to the USB
cradle.
p Properly connect the AC Adaptor (page 11).
p Consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service
facility.
p Install the battery pack correctly (page 11).
p Re-insert the AC Adaptor and then charge the battery pack
(page 11).
—
p Properly install the camera (page 10).
Troubleshooting
Symptom
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Symptom
Cause
Solution
The battery remaining
indicator is incorrect, or
sufficient battery
remaining indicator is
displayed but the power
runs out soon.
• You have used the camera for a long time in an
extremely hot or an extremely cold location.
• A deviation has occurred in the remaining
battery time.
• The battery pack is discharged.
• The battery pack is dead (page 120).
p See page 119.
The battery pack runs
down too quickly.
• You are shooting/viewing images in an
extremely cold location.
• The battery terminal is dirty.
—
p Clean the battery terminal with a cotton swab, etc., and charge
the battery pack.
p Replace the battery pack with a new one.
• The battery pack is dead (page 120).
You cannot turn on the
camera.
• The battery pack is not installed correctly.
• The AC Adaptor is disconnected.
• The AC Adaptor has malfunctioned.
• The battery pack is discharged.
• The battery pack is dead (page 120).
• The camera is not properly installed to the USB
cradle.
The power turns off
suddenly.
p Fully discharge and then charge the battery pack so that the
battery remaining indicator functions correctly (page 13).
p Install a charged battery pack (page 11).
p Replace the battery pack with a new one.
• If you do not operate the camera for about three
minutes when using a battery pack, the camera
turns off automatically to prevent wearing down
the battery (page 16).
• The battery pack is discharged.
• The camera is not properly installed to the USB
cradle.
p Install the battery pack correctly (page 11).
p Properly connect the AC Adaptor (page 15).
p Consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service
facility.
p Install a charged battery pack (page 11).
p Replace the battery pack with a new one.
p Properly install the camera (page 10).
p Turn on the camera again (page 16) or use the AC Adaptor
(page 15).
p Install a charged battery pack (page 11).
p Properly install the camera (page 10).
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Symptom
Cause
The LCD screen is not
turned on even when the
power is turned on.
• The LCD backlight is turned off with
dark place.
Solution
The subject is not visible
on the LCD screen.
• The mode switch is not set to
or
in the
.
p Turn on the LCD backlight with
p Set it to
or
(page 25).
(pages 22 and 77).
Symptom
Cause
The LCD screen turns
blue and the subject does
not appear when
recording movies.
• The image size is set to [640(Fine)] while an A/ p Disconnect the A/V connecting cable.
V connecting cable is connected to the A/V OUT p Set the image size to other than [640(Fine)].
(MONO) jack.
Solution
p Use close-up (Macro) function and set the lens position father
away from the subject than the shortest shooting distance
(page 27). Or, set
(Camera) in the menu to
(Magnifying glass mode) and focus within the range of 1 cm to
20 cm (13/32 inch to 7 7/8 inches) from the subject (page 32).
• When shooting still images,
(Camera) in the p Set it to other settings (page 32).
menu is set to
(Magnifying glass mode),
(Twilight mode),
(Landscape mode) or
(Fireworks mode).
• The focus preset function is selected.
p Cancel the function (page 49).
The image is out of focus. • The subject is too close.
Zoom does not function.
• You cannot change the zoom scale when
shooting movies.
Optical zoom does not
function.
• When shooting still images,
(Camera) in the p Set it to other settings (page 32).
menu is set to
(Magnifying glass mode).
Digital zoom does not
function.
• [Digital Zoom] is set to [Off] on the Setup
p Set [Digital Zoom] to [Smart] or [Precision] (pages 44 and 114).
screen.
• The image size is set to [5M] or [3:2] (only when p Set image size to other settings except [5M] and [3:2] (page 20).
using the smart zoom).
• You are shooting in Multi Burst mode (only
p Set [Digital Zoom] to [Precision] (pages 44 and 114).
when using the smart zoom).
The image is too dark.
• You are shooting a subject with a light source
behind the subject.
• The brightness of the LCD screen is too low.
• The LCD backlight is turned off.
p Adjust the exposure (page 50).
The image is too bright.
• You are shooting a spotlighted subject in a dark
location such as on a stage.
• The brightness of the LCD screen is too bright.
p Adjust the exposure (page 50).
Vertical streaks appear
when you are shooting a
very bright subject.
• The smear phenomenon is occurring.
p This is not a malfunction.
—
Troubleshooting
p Adjust the brightness of the LCD screen (pages 44 and 115).
p Turn on the LCD backlight with
(page 25).
p Adjust the brightness of the LCD screen (pages 44 and 115).
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Symptom
Cause
Solution
Noise appears in the
image when you view the
LCD screen in a dark
place.
• The camera is functioning to increase the
visibility of the LCD screen by temporarily
brightening the image under conditions of low
illumination.
p There is no effect on the recorded image.
Your camera cannot
record images.
• No “Memory Stick Duo” has been inserted.
• The “Memory Stick Duo” is full.
p Insert a “Memory Stick Duo” (page 19).
p Delete unnecessary images (pages 39 and 79).
p Change the “Memory Stick Duo.”
p Set it to the recording position (page 118).
• You are using a “Memory Stick Duo” with a
write-protect switch, and the write-protect
switch is set to the LOCK position.
• You cannot record images while charging the
flash.
• The mode switch is not set to
when shooting
a still image.
• The mode switch is not set to
when shooting
a movie.
• The image size is set to [640(Fine)] when
recording movies.
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—
p Set it to
(page 22).
p Set it to
(page 77).
p Insert a “Memory Stick PRO Duo” (pages 77 and 117).
p Set the image size to other than [640(Fine)].
p Set it to
(page 22).
p Set the flash to auto (No indicator), (Forced flash) or
SL (Slow synchro) (page 29).
• When shooting still images,
(Camera) in the p Set it to other settings (page 32).
menu is set to
(Twilight mode) or
(Fireworks mode).
•
(Camera) in the menu is set to
p Set the flash to (Forced flash) (page 29).
(Magnifying glass mode),
(Landscape
mode),
(Snow mode),
(Beach mode) or
(High-speed shutter mode).
• [Mode] (REC Mode) in the menu is set to [Multi p Set it to other settings.
Burst], [Exp Brktg], [Speed Burst] or [Framing
Burst].
The flash does not work.
• The mode switch is not set to
.
• The flash is set to
(No flash).
The close-ups (Macro)
function does not work.
• When shooting still images,
(Camera) in the p Set it to other settings (page 32).
menu is set to
(Magnifying glass mode),
(Twilight mode),
(Landscape mode) or
(Fireworks mode).
Symptom
Cause
Solution
The eyes of the subject
come out red.
—
p Set [Red Eye Reduction] on the Setup screen to [On] (pages 29
and 114).
The date and time are
recorded incorrectly.
• The date and time are not set correctly.
p Set the correct date and time (pages 17 and 115).
The F value and shutter
speed flash when you
press and hold the shutter
button halfway down.
• The exposure is incorrect.
p Correct the exposure (page 50).
Viewing images
Symptom
Cause
Solution
Your camera cannot play
back images.
• The mode switch is not set to
.
• The folder/file name has been changed on your
computer.
• Your camera cannot play back image files
copied from the hard disk of your computer if the
image has been modified.
• The camera is set to USB mode.
p Set it to
(page 35).
p See page 92.
—
p Finish the USB connection (pages 87 and 93).
p This is not a malfunction.
The image does not
appear on the TV screen.
• The video output signal setting of your camera
on the Setup screen is incorrect.
• The connection is not correct.
• The USB jack is connected.
p Change the setting (pages 44 and 115).
—
p See page 100.
The image cannot be
played back on a
computer.
p Check the connection (page 37).
p Follow the procedure of the note P on page 87 (Windows) or
1 on page 93 (Macintosh) and disconnect the USB cable.
Troubleshooting
The image appears rough • The image may appear rough right after
right after playback starts.
playback starts due to the image processing.
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Deleting/Editing Images
Symptom
Cause
Solution
Your camera cannot
delete an image.
• The image is protected.
• You are using a “Memory Stick Duo” with a
write-protect switch, and the write-protect
switch is set to the LOCK position.
p Cancel the protection (page 66).
p Set it to the recording position (page 118).
You have deleted an
image by mistake.
• Once you have deleted an image, you cannot
restore it.
p Marking - (protect) will prevent you from deleting images by
mistake (page 66).
p Accidental deletion can be prevented by setting the writeprotect switch of a “Memory Stick Duo” that has a write-protect
switch to the LOCK position (page 118).
The resizing function
does not work.
• You cannot resize movies and Multi Burst
images.
—
You cannot display a print
(DPOF) mark.
• You cannot display print (DPOF) marks on
movies.
—
You cannot cut images.
• The movie is not long enough to cut.
• Protected movie cannot be cut.
• Still images cannot be cut.
—
p Cancel the protection (page 66).
—
Computers
100
Symptom
Cause
Solution
You do not know if the OS
of your computer is
compatible.
—
p Check “Recommended computer environment” (pages 82 and
93).
You cannot install the
USB driver.
—
p In Windows 2000, log on as Administrator (authorized
Administrators) (page 82).
Symptom
Cause
Solution
Your computer does not
recognize your camera.
•
•
•
•
p Turn on the camera (page 16).
p Use the AC Adaptor (page 15).
p Use the supplied USB cable (page 86).
p Disconnect the USB cable from both the computer and the USB
cradle, and connect it again firmly. Make sure that “USB Mode”
is displayed on the LCD screen (page 86).
p Properly install the camera (page 10).
The camera is turned off.
The battery level is low.
You are not using the supplied USB cable.
The USB cable is not connected firmly.
• The camera is not properly installed to the USB
cradle.
• [USB Connect] is set to [PTP] or [PictBridge]on
the Setup screen.
• The USB connectors on your computer are
connected to other equipment besides the
keyboard, the mouse and the USB cradle.
• The camera is not connected directly to your
computer.
• The USB driver is not installed.
• Your computer does not properly recognize the
device because you connected the camera and
your computer with the USB cable before you
installed the “USB Driver” from the CD-ROM
(supplied).
p Set it to [Normal] (pages 44 and 115).
p Disconnect all equipment other than the keyboard, the mouse
and the USB cradle from the USB connectors.
p Connect the camera directly to your computer without passing
through a USB hub or other device.
p Install the USB driver (page 83).
p Delete the incorrectly recognized device from your computer
(page 89), then install the USB driver (page 83).
• The camera is not correctly connected to your
computer.
• You are not using the correct copy procedure for
your OS.
—
—
p Connect the camera and your computer correctly using the USB
cable (page 86).
p Follow the designated copy procedure for your OS (pages 88, 89
and 93).
p If you use the “Image Transfer” software, see page 87.
p If you are using the “ImageMixer Ver. 1.5 for Sony” application
software, click on HELP.
After making a USB
connection, “Image
Transfer” does not
automatically start.
—
p Select [Launch Image Transfer automatically when your
camera, etc., is connected.] at [Basic] setting (page 88).
p Make a USB connection when the computer is turned on
(page 86).
The image cannot be
played back on a
computer.
—
—
—
Troubleshooting
You cannot copy images.
p If you are using the “ImageMixer Ver. 1.5 for Sony” application
software, click on HELP.
p Consult the computer or software manufacturer.
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Symptom
Cause
Solution
The image and sound are
interrupted by noise when
you view a movie on a
computer.
• You are playing back the file directly from the
“Memory Stick Duo.”
p Copy the file to the hard disk of your computer and then play
back the file from the hard disk (pages 87, 88, 89 and 93).
You cannot print an
image.
—
—
p Check the printer settings.
p Click on HELP for the “ImageMixer Ver. 1.5 for Sony”
application software.
An error message appears • The computer display is not set correctly.
when you set the CD-ROM
(supplied) in your
computer.
p Set the computer display as follows:
Windows: 800 × 600 dots or more
High Color (16-bit color, 65,000 colors) or more
Macintosh: 800 × 600 dots or more
32,000-color mode or more
“Memory Stick Duo”
Symptom
Cause
Solution
You cannot insert a
“Memory Stick Duo.”
• You are inserting it incorrectly.
p Insert it from the right side (page 19).
You cannot record on a
“Memory Stick Duo.”
• You are using a “Memory Stick Duo” with a
write-protect switch, and the write-protect
switch on the “Memory Stick Duo” is set to the
LOCK position.
• The “Memory Stick Duo” is full.
p Set it to the recording position (page 118).
• The image size is set to [640(Fine)] when
recording movies.
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p Delete unnecessary images (pages 39 and 79).
pInsert a “Memory Stick PRO Duo” (pages 77 and 117).
p Set the image size to other than [640(Fine)].
p Set it to the recording position (page 118).
You cannot format a
“Memory Stick Duo.”
• You are using a “Memory Stick Duo” with a
write-protect switch, and the write-protect
switch on the “Memory Stick Duo” is set to the
LOCK position.
You have formatted a
“Memory Stick Duo” by
mistake.
• All the data on the “Memory Stick Duo” are
p We recommend that you set the “Memory Stick Duo” writedeleted by formatting. You cannot restore them.
protect switch to the LOCK position to prevent accidental
erasure (page 118).
PictBridge compliant printer
Symptom
Cause
You cannot connect with
the printer.
• The printer is not compliant with the PictBridge. p Consult with the printer manufacturer.
• The printer condition does not allow connection. p Turn on the printer and check that it is in a condition that allows
connection.
• [USB Connect] is not set to [PictBridge] on the p Set it to [PictBridge].
Setup screen.
• Depending on the circumstances, the connection p Disconnect and connect the USB cable again. If an error
may not be established.
message is indicated on the printer, refer to the operating
instructions supplied with the printer.
You cannot print.
• The printer is not connected.
• The printer is not turned on.
• If you select [Exit] during printing, you may not
print again depending on your printer.
• You cannot print movies.
• You may be unable to print some still images
recorded using a model other than this camera or
images that have been processed by a computer.
Solution
p Check that the camera and the printer are connected correctly
using a USB cable.
p Turn on the printer. See the operating instructions of the printer
for details.
p Disconnect and connect the USB cable again. If you cannot
print still, disconnect the USB cable, turn off and on the printer,
then connect the USB cable again.
—
—
• You disconnected the USB cable before the
indicator disappeared.
—
Date/time insertion and
index print are not
possible.
• The printer does not support date/time insertion
and index print.
• Some printers cannot insert the date/time with
index print.
p Contact the manufacturer regarding whether the printer
supports date/time insertion and index print.
p Contact the printer manufacturer.
“---- -- --” is printed in the
date/time portion.
• The image file does not contain printable
recording date/time data.
p You cannot perform date/time printing for image files that do
not contain printable recording date/time data. Set [Date] to
[Off] and then print the image (page 72).
Troubleshooting
Printing stops partway.
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Others
Symptom
Cause
Solution
Your camera does not
work.
• You are not using an “InfoLITHIUM” battery
pack.
• The battery level is low. (The E indicator
appears.)
• The AC Adaptor is not connected securely.
p Use an “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack (page 119).
• The camera is not properly installed to the USB
cradle.
p Connect it securely to the multi connector of your camera and to
a wall outlet (wall socket) (page 15).
p Properly install the camera (page 10).
The power is on, but the
camera does not work.
• The built-in microcomputer is not working
properly.
p Disconnect, and then, after one minute, reconnect all power
sources and turn on the camera. If this does not work, press the
RESET button on the lower side of the control button using a
fine-tipped object, then turn on the power again. (All the
settings including date and time are cleared.)
You cannot identify an
indicator on the LCD
screen.
—
p Check the indicator (pages 122 to 125).
The lens gets fogged.
• Moisture condensation has occurred.
p Turn off the camera and leave for about an hour at room
temperature for the moisture to evaporate before use (page 116).
The camera becomes
—
warm when you use it for a
while.
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p Charge the battery pack (page 11).
p This is not a malfunction.
Warnings and
messages
The following messages may appear on the LCD screen.
Message
Meaning/Corrective Action
No Memory Stick
• Insert a “Memory Stick Duo” (page 19).
System error
• Turn the power off and on again (page 16).
Memory Stick error
• The inserted “Memory Stick Duo” cannot be used in your camera (page 117).
• The “Memory Stick Duo” is damaged, or the terminal section of the “Memory Stick Duo” is dirty.
• Insert the “Memory Stick Duo” correctly (page 19).
Memory Stick type error
• The inserted “Memory Stick Duo” cannot be used in your camera (page 117).
Format error
• Failed to format the “Memory Stick Duo.” Format the “Memory Stick Duo” again (page 41).
• Re-insert the “Memory Stick Duo” several times (page 19).
Memory Stick locked
• You are using a “Memory Stick Duo” with a write-protect switch, and the write-protect switch on the “Memory Stick
Duo” is set to the LOCK position. Set it to the recording position (page 118).
No memory space
• The capacity of the “Memory Stick Duo” is insufficient. You cannot record images. Delete unnecessary images or data
(pages 39 and 79).
• Your camera cannot record or delete images to this “Memory Stick Duo.”
No file in this folder
• No images have been recorded in this folder.
Folder error
• A folder with the same first three digits number already exists in the “Memory Stick Duo.” (For example:
123MSDCF and 123ABCDE) Select other folders, or create a new folder.
Cannot create more folders • The folder whose first three digits of the name is “999” exists in the “Memory Stick Duo.” You cannot create any
folders.
Cannot record
• The camera cannot record images in the selected folder. Select a different folder (page 45).
File error
• An error occurred while playing back the image.
For "InfoLITHIUM" battery
only
• The battery pack is not the “InfoLITHIUM” type.
Image size over
• You are playing back an image of a size that cannot be played back on your camera.
Troubleshooting
Read only memory
105
Message
Meaning/Corrective Action
Cannot divide
• The movie is not long enough to be divided.
• The file is not a movie.
Invalid operation
• You are playing back a file that was created on equipment other than this camera.
• The battery level is low or zero. Charge the battery pack (page 11). 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.
• The amount of lights is not sufficient, so you are not holding the camera steady enough. Use the flash, secure the
camera in place. But the vibration warning indicator does not disappear.
• The camera is unsteady, so vibration easily occurs. Hold the camera steady with both hands and shoot the image.
However, note that the vibration warning indicator does not disappear.
640(Fine) is not available
• Insert a “Memory Stick PRO Duo.”
Connect to
• You attempted to print before connecting a printer. Connect the PictBridge compliant printer.
device
Enable printer to connect
• The camera is set to [PictBridge], but it is connected to a device that does not support PictBridge. Check the
connected device.
• Depending on the circumstances, the connection may not be established. Disconnect and connect the USB cable
again. If an error message is indicated on the printer, refer to the operating instructions supplied with the printer.
Printer busy
• The connected printer is currently printing or otherwise cannot accept print requests. Check the connected printer.
Paper error
• The connected printer is out of paper, the paper has jammed, or some other paper error has occurred. Check the
connected printer.
Ink error
• The connected printer has some ink error. Check the connected printer.
Printer error
• The camera has received an error notification from the printer. Check the connected printer, or check whether the
images to be printed have been damaged.
No printable image
• You attempted to execute [DPOF image] without making print marks.
• You attempted to execute [All In This Folder] for a folder that contains only movies. You cannot print movies.
• The data transmission to the printer may not be completed yet. Do not disconnect the USB cable.
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Self-diagnosis display
– If a code starting with an alphabet
letter appears
Your camera has a self-diagnosis display.
This function displays the camera condition
on the LCD screen with a combination of a
letter and four numerical digits. If this
occurs, check the following code chart and
attempt the corresponding corrective
actions. The last two digits (indicated by
ss) will differ depending on the state of
the camera.
C:32:ss
Cause
Corrective action
C:32: ss
There is trouble with your
camera’s hardware.
Turn the power off and on again (page 16).
C:13: ss
The camera cannot read or write Re-insert the “Memory Stick Duo” several
data on the “Memory Stick Duo.” times.
E:61: ss
E:91: ss
An unformatted “Memory Stick
Duo” is inserted.
Format the “Memory Stick Duo” (page 41).
The inserted “Memory Stick
Duo” cannot be used with your
camera, or the data is damaged.
Insert a new “Memory Stick Duo”
(page 19).
A camera malfunction that you
cannot reverse has occurred.
Press the RESET button (page 95) located
on the lower right side of the control button,
then turn on the power again.
If you are unable to solve the problem even
after trying the corrective actions a few
times, contact your Sony dealer or local
authorized Sony service facility.
Troubleshooting
Self-diagnosis display
Code
107
Additional information
E-Mail
Number of images
that can be saved or
shooting time
The number of images that can be saved and
the shooting time differ, depending on the
capacity of the “Memory Stick Duo,” the
image size, and the image quality. Refer to
the following charts when you choose a
“Memory Stick Duo.”
• The number of images is listed in Fine
(Standard) order.
• The values for the number of images that
can be saved and the shooting time may
vary, depending on the shooting
conditions.
• For normal shooting times and numbers
of images that can be saved, see page 21.
• When the number of remaining shooting
images is greater than 9999, the “>9999”
indicator appears on the LCD screen.
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(Units: images)
16MB
32MB
64MB
128MB
MSX-M256
MSX-M512
5M
6 (11)
12 (23)
25 (46)
50 (94)
91 (170)
186 (345)
3:2
6 (11)
12 (23)
25 (46)
50 (94)
91 (170)
186 (345)
3M
9 (17)
20 (35)
40 (71)
80 (143)
145 (255)
296 (518)
1M
23 (42)
47 (85)
96 (171)
192 (343)
340 (595)
691 (1210)
VGA
81 (162)
163 (327)
328 (657)
658 (1317)
1190 (2381)
2420 (4841)
Voice
(Units: images)
16MB
32MB
64MB
128MB
MSX-M256
MSX-M512
5M
6 (11)
12 (22)
25 (45)
50 (91)
90 (166)
183 (337)
3:2
6 (11)
12 (22)
25 (45)
50 (91)
90 (166)
183 (337)
3M
9 (17)
19 (34)
39 (69)
79 (138)
142 (246)
290 (500)
1M
22 (38)
45 (78)
91 (157)
183 (316)
324 (549)
660 (1117)
VGA
69 (121)
140 (245)
281 (492)
564 (987)
1020 (1785)
2074 (3630)
When the recording time is five seconds
Multi Burst
1M
(Units: images)
16MB
32MB
64MB
128MB
MSX-M256
MSX-M512
24 (46)
50 (93)
101 (187)
202 (376)
357 (649)
726 (1320)
Movie
16MB
32MB
64MB
128MB
—
—
—
—
0:02:57
0:06:02
640(Standard)
0:00:42
0:01:27
0:02:56
0:05:54
0:10:42
0:21:47
160
0:11:12
0:22:42
0:45:39
1:31:33
2:51:21
5:47:05
640(Fine)
MSX-M256 MSX-M512
Recording time notation
The time is indicated as hours, minutes,
seconds in order from the left. Example:
[1:10:28] t 1 hour, 10 minutes, 28
seconds
Additional information
109
Menu items
Menu items that can be modified differ
depending on the position of the mode
switch.
Factory settings are indicated with x.
When the mode switch is set to
Item
(Camera)
Description
/
/
/
/
/ Program / xAuto
/
/
/
Selects the camera mode (page 23).
+2.0EV / +1.7EV / +1.3EV / +1.0EV /
+0.7EV / +0.3EV / x0EV / –0.3EV /
–0.7EV / –1.0EV / –1.3EV / –1.7EV /
–2.0EV
Adjusts the exposure (page 50).
9 (Focus)1) 5)
/ 7.0m / 3.0m / 1.0m / 0.5m /
Spot AF / Center AF / xMulti AF
Chooses the auto focus method (page 47), or sets the focus preset distance
(page 49).
(Metering
Mode)1)
Spot / xMulti
Adjusts the exposure to the subject you are shooting (page 52). Sets the metering
region.
(EV)1)
WB (White Bal)1) 5)
ISO1)
(P.Quality)1)
110
Setting
WB /
/
/
/
/ xAuto
Sets the white balance (page 54).
400 / 200 / 100 / xAuto
Selects the ISO sensitivity. Select a large number when shooting in dark locations
or shooting a subject moving at high speed, or select a small number to obtain high
image quality.
• Note that the image tends to become noisier as the ISO sensitivity number
increases.
xFine / Standard
Records images with fine/standard quality (page 44).
Item
Setting
Mode (REC Mode)5) Voice
E-Mail
Multi Burst
Exp Brktg
Framing Burst
Speed Burst
xNormal
BRK (Bracket
Step)3)
M
(Interval)3)
± (Flash Level)4)
Description
– Records an audio file (with a still image) in addition to the JPEG file (page 58).
– Records a small-size (320×240) JPEG file in addition to the selected image size
(page 57).
– Records a continuous burst of 16 frames within a single still image in a single
press of the shutter button (image size 1M) (page 56).
– Records three images with the exposure value of each image slightly shifted
(page 52).
– Records a Multi Burst series of images while displaying the images on the LCD
screen (page 55).
– Records a Multi Burst series of images with a short shooting interval (page 55).
– Records an image using the normal recording mode.
±1.0EV / x±0.7EV / ±0.3EV
Sets the exposure compensation value when recording three images with each
exposure adjustment value (page 52). (This setting cannot be made when [Mode]
(REC Mode) in the menu is set to other than [Exp Brktg].)
1/7.5 / 1/15 / x1/30
Selects the Multi Burst shutter interval (page 56). (This setting cannot be made
when [Mode] (REC Mode) in the menu is set to other than [Multi Burst].)
High / xNormal / Low
Selects the amount of flash light (page 55).
Solarize / Sepia / Neg. Art / xOff
Sets the image special effects (page 58).
(Saturation)2)
+ / xNormal / –
Adjusts the saturation of the image. The
setting is Normal).
(Contrast)2)
+ / xNormal / –
Adjusts the contrast of the image. The
setting is Normal).
+ / xNormal / –
Adjusts the sharpness of the image. The
setting is Normal).
PFX (P.Effect)1)
indicator appears (except when the
indicator appears (except when the
1) This
does not appear when
(Camera) in the menu is set to [Auto].
does not appear when
(Camera) in the menu is set to other than [Program].
does not appear when
(Camera) in the menu is set to [Auto],
(Magnifying glass mode),
(Twilight mode),
(Fireworks mode).
4) This does not appear when
(Camera) in the menu is set to [Auto],
(Twilight mode) or
(Fireworks mode).
5) The available settings are limited according to the
(Camera) setting in the menu.
2) This
3) This
(Twilight portrait mode) or
Additional information
(Sharpness)2)
indicator appears (except when the
111
When the mode switch is set to
Item
(EV)
9 (Focus)
(Metering Mode)
WB (White Bal)
PFX (P.Effect)
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Setting
Description
+2.0EV / +1.7EV / +1.3EV / +1.0EV /
+0.7EV / +0.3EV / x0EV / –0.3EV /
–0.7EV / –1.0EV / –1.3EV / –1.7EV /
–2.0EV
Adjusts the exposure (page 50).
/ 7.0m / 3.0m / 1.0m / 0.5m /
Spot AF / Center AF / xMulti AF
Chooses the auto focus method (page 47), or sets the focus preset distance
(page 49).
Spot / xMulti
Adjusts the exposure to the subject you are shooting (page 52). Sets the metering
region.
/
/
/
/ xAuto
Solarize / Sepia / Neg. Art / xOff
Sets the white balance (page 54).
Sets the image special effects (page 58).
When the mode switch is set to
Item
Setting
Description
(Folder)
OK / Cancel
Selects the folder containing the image you want to play back (page 60).
(Protect)
—
Protects and unprotects images against accidental erasure (page 66).
(DPOF)
—
Marks and unmarks the print (DPOF) mark on still images you want to print
(page 68).
(Print)
—
Prints images using a PictBridge compliant printer (page 70).
(Slide)
Interval
Start
Cancel
– Sets the slide show interval (page 62). (Only in single-image mode)
x3 sec / 5 sec / 10 sec / 30 sec / 1 min
– Sets the range of the playback images.
xFolder / All
– Plays back images repeatedly.
xOn / Off
– Starts the slide show.
– Cancels the slide show.
(Resize)
5M / 3M / 1M / VGA / Cancel
Changes the recorded still image size (page 67). (Only in single-image mode)
(Rotate)
(counter clockwise) /
(clockwise) / OK / Cancel
Image
Repeat
(Divide)
OK / Cancel
Rotates the still image (page 63). (Only in single-image mode)
Divides movie (page 81). (Only in single-image mode)
Additional information
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Setup items
The Setup screen appears when you
advance to
in the menu and press B
again.
Factory settings are indicated with x.
(Camera)
Item
Setting
AF Mode
xSingle / Monitor / Cont
Description
Selects the focus operation mode (page 48).
Digital Zoom
xSmart / Precision / Off
Selects the digital zoom mode (page 26).
Date/Time
Day & Time / Date / xOff Selects whether to superimpose the date or time onto the image (page 30).
The date and time are not inserted in movie or Multi Burst mode. Also, the date and time appear
only during playback, and do not appear during recording.
Red Eye Reduction
On / xOff
Reduces the red-eye phenomenon when using a flash (page 29).
AF Illuminator
xAuto / Off
Selects whether to emit an AF assist light in the dark. Helps when it is hard to focus on the subject
under dark lighting (page 30).
Auto Review
On / xOff
Selects whether to automatically display the recorded image on the LCD screen immediately
after shooting a still image. When set to [On], the recorded image is displayed for approximately
two seconds. You cannot shoot the next image during this period.
(Memory Stick Tool)
Item
Setting
Description
Format
OK / Cancel
Formats the “Memory Stick Duo.” Note that formatting erases all data on a “Memory Stick
Duo,” including even protected images (page 41).
Create REC. Folder
OK / Cancel
Creates a folder for recording images (page 45).
Change REC. Folder OK / Cancel
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Changes a folder for recording images (page 46).
1
(Setup 1)
Item
Setting
LCD Brightness
Bright / xNormal / Dark
Selects the LCD brightness. This has no effect on the recorded images.
LCD Backlight
Bright / xNormal
Selects the brightness of the LCD backlight. Selecting [Bright] makes the screen bright and easy
to see when using the camera outdoors or in other bright locations, but also uses up the battery
charge faster. Displayed only when using your camera with the battery pack.
Beep
Shutter
xOn
Off
– Turns on the shutter sound. (The shutter sound is heard when you press the shutter button.)
– Turns on the beep/shutter sound when you press the control button/shutter button.
– Turns off the beep/shutter sound.
A Language
—
Displays the menu items, warnings and messages in selected language.
2
Description
(Setup 2)
Item
Setting
Description
File Number
xSeries
– Assigns numbers to files in sequence even if the “Memory Stick Duo” is changed or the
recording folder is changed.
– Resets the file numbering and 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.)
Reset
PictBridge / PTP /
xNormal
Switches the USB mode when connecting with a computer or a PictBridge compliant printer
using the USB cable (page 86).
Video Out
NTSC
PAL
– Sets the video output signal to NTSC mode (e.g., USA, Japan).
– Sets the video output signal to PAL mode (e.g., Europe).
Clock Set
OK / Cancel
Sets the date and time (pages 17 and 44).
Additional information
USB Connect
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Precautions
Do not leave the camera in the
following places
• In extremely hot place, such as in a car
parked in the sun. The camera body may
become deformed or this may cause a
malfunction.
• Under direct sunlight or near a heater.
The camera body may become deformed
or this may cause a malfunction.
• On rocking vibration
• Near strong magnetic place
• In sandy or dusty places, be careful not to
let sand or dust get into the camera. This
may cause the camera to malfunction, and
in some cases this malfunction cannot be
repaired.
On carrying
Do not sit down in a chair or other place
with the camera in the back pocket of your
trousers or skirt, as this may cause
malfunction or damage the camera.
On cleaning
Cleaning the LCD screen
Wipe the screen surface with an LCD
cleaning kit (not supplied) to remove
fingerprints, dust, etc.
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Cleaning the DC plug
Clean the DC plug of the AC Adaptor. Do
not use the dirty plug. Use of the dirty plug
may not properly charge the battery pack.
Cleaning the lens
Wipe the lens with a soft cloth to remove
fingerprints, dust, etc.
Cleaning the camera surface
Clean the camera surface with a soft cloth
slightly moistened with water, then wipe
the surface with a dry cloth. Do not use the
following as this may damage the finish or
the casing.
• Thinner
• Benzine
• Alcohol
• Disposable cloth
• Volatile insecticide
• Contact with rubber or vinyl for a long
time
On operating temperature
The camera is designed for use between the
temperatures of 0°C and 40°C (32° F and
104° F). Shooting in extremely cold or hot
places that exceed this range is not
recommended.
On moisture condensation
If the camera is brought directly from a cold
to a warm location, or is placed in a very
damp room, moisture may condense inside
or outside the camera. This moisture
condensation may cause a malfunction of
the camera.
Moisture condensation occurs easily
when:
• The camera is brought from a cold
location such as a ski slope into a warmly
heated room.
• The camera is taken from an airconditioned room or car interior to the hot
outdoors, etc.
How to prevent moisture
condensation
When bringing the camera from a cold
place to a warm place, seal the camera in a
plastic bag and allow it to adapt to
conditions at the new location over a period
of time (about an hour).
If moisture condensation occurs
Turn off the camera and wait about an hour
for the moisture to evaporate. Note that if
you attempt to shoot with moisture
remaining inside the lens, you will be
unable to record clear images.
On internal rechargeable button
battery
This camera has an internal rechargeable
button battery for maintaining the date and
time and other settings regardless of
whether the power is on or off.
This rechargeable button battery is
continually charged as long as you are using
the camera. However, if you use the camera
for only short periods it discharges
gradually, and if you do not use the camera
at all for about one month it becomes
completely discharged. In this case, be sure
to charge this rechargeable button battery
before using the camera.
However, even if this rechargeable button
battery is not charged, you can still use the
camera as long as you do not record the date
and time.
Charging method
Connect the camera to a wall outlet (wall
socket) using the AC Adaptor, or install a
charged battery pack, and leave the camera
for 24 hours or more with the power off.
On “Memory Stick”
“Memory Stick”
• The internal rechargeable button battery is
located inside the cover in the left side of
battery insertion slot of the camera. Never
remove the rechargeable button battery.
Rechargeable button battery
Battery insertion slot
“Memory Stick Duo”
Only “Memory Stick Duo” can be used
with this camera.
Additional information
“Memory Stick” is a compact, portable IC
recording medium with a data capacity that
exceeds the capacity of a floppy disk.
The types of “Memory Stick” that can be
used with this camera are listed in the
following table. However, proper operation
cannot be guaranteed for all “Memory
Stick” functions.
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“Memory Stick” type
Recording/
Playback3)
Memory Stick
–
Memory Stick Duo
a
Memory Stick Duo
(MagicGate/high-speed
data transfer)1)
a2)
MagicGate Memory Stick
–
MagicGate Memory Stick
Duo1)
a
Memory Stick PRO
–
Memory Stick PRO Duo1)
a2)
1)
“MagicGate Memory Stick Duo” and
“Memory Stick PRO Duo” 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 this camera.
2)
Supports high-speed data transfer using a
parallel interface.
3)
640(Fine) size movies can be recorded and
played back only using “Memory Stick PRO
Duo.”
• “Memory Stick Duo” formatted with a
computer is not guaranteed to operate with this
camera.
• Data read/write speeds differ depending on the
combination of the “Memory Stick Duo” and
the equipment used.
Notes on using “Memory Stick Duo”
• You cannot record, edit or delete images if you
slide the write-protect switch4) to LOCK with a
fine-tipped object.
Terminal
Write-protect
switch4)
Memo area
•
•
•
•
•
•
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The position or the shape of the write-protect
switch4) may differ depending on the “Memory
Stick Duo” you use.
4) The “Memory Stick Duo” supplied with this
camera does not have a write-protect switch.
When using the supplied “Memory Stick
Duo,” be careful not to edit or delete data by
mistake.
Do not remove the “Memory Stick Duo” while
reading or writing data.
Data may be corrupted in the following cases:
– When the “Memory Stick Duo” is removed
or the camera is turned off during read or
write operation
– When the “Memory Stick Duo” 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” itself nor on a Memory Stick Duo
Adaptor.
When you carry or store the “Memory Stick
Duo,” put it in the case supplied with it.
• Do not touch the terminal of the “Memory
Stick Duo” with your hand or a metal object.
• Do not strike, bend or drop the “Memory Stick
Duo.”
• Do not disassemble or modify the “Memory
Stick Duo.”
• Do not expose the “Memory Stick Duo” to water.
• Do not leave the “Memory Stick Duo” within
the reach of small children. They might
accidentally swallow it.
• Do not use or keep the “Memory Stick Duo”
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
Notes on using a Memory Stick Duo
Adaptor (supplied)
Note on using “Memory Stick PRO
Duo” (not supplied)
“Memory Stick PRO Duo” with a capacity up to
512MB have been confirmed to operate properly
with this camera.
Effective use of the battery pack
The “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack is a
lithium-ion battery pack that has functions
for communicating information related to
operating conditions of your camera.
The “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack
calculates the power consumption
according to the operating conditions of
your camera, and displays the remaining
battery time in minutes.
• Battery performance decreases in lowtemperature surroundings. So, the time that
the battery pack can be used is shorter in
cold places. We recommend the following
to ensure longer battery pack use:
– Put the battery pack in a pocket close to
your body to warm it up, and insert it in
your camera immediately before you
start shooting.
• Frequently operating the zoom or flash
wears out the battery charge faster.
• 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.
Charging the battery pack
Remaining battery time indicator
We recommend charging the battery pack
in an ambient temperature of between 10°C
to 30°C (50° F to 86° F). You may not be
able to efficiently charge the battery pack
outside of this temperature range.
The power may go off although the battery
remaining indicator shows there is enough
power to operate. Use the battery pack up
and charge the battery pack fully again so
that the indication on the battery remaining
indicator is correct. Note, however, that the
correct battery indication sometimes will
not be restored if the camera is used in high
temperatures for a long time or left in a fully
charged state, or the battery pack is
frequently used.
What is the “InfoLITHIUM”
battery pack?
Additional information
• When using a “Memory Stick Duo” with a
“Memory Stick” compliant device, be sure to
insert the “Memory Stick Duo” into a Memory
Stick Duo Adaptor.
If you insert a “Memory Stick Duo” into a
“Memory Stick” compliant device without a
Memory Stick Duo Adaptor, you might not be
able to remove it from the device.
• When inserting a “Memory Stick Duo” into a
Memory Stick Duo Adaptor, make sure the
“Memory Stick Duo” 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” inserted
into a Memory Stick Duo Adaptor with a
“Memory Stick” compliant device, make sure
that the “Memory Stick Duo” is inserted facing
the correct direction. Note that improper use
may damage the equipment.
• Do not insert a Memory Stick Duo Adaptor into
a “Memory Stick” compliant device without a
“Memory Stick Duo” attached. Doing so may
result in malfunction of the unit.
On “InfoLITHIUM”
battery pack
119
How to store the battery pack
• If the battery pack is not to be used for a
long time, do the following procedure
once per year to maintain proper function.
1 Fully charge the battery.
2 Discharge on your camera.
3 Remove the battery from your camera
and store it in a dry, cool place.
• To use the battery pack up on your
camera, leave the POWER button to on in
slide show playback mode (page 62) until
the power goes off.
• Always carry and store the battery pack in
the battery case to prevent the battery
terminals from becoming dirty or short
circuited.
Battery life
• The battery life is limited. Battery
capacity decreases little by little as you
use it more and more, and as time passes.
When the battery operating time is
shortened considerably, a probable cause
is that the battery pack has reached the
end of its life. Buy a new battery pack.
• The battery life varies according to how it
is stored and the operating conditions and
environment for each battery pack.
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[Input and Output connectors]
Specifications
x Camera
[System]
Image device
7.66 mm (1/2.4 type) color CCD
Primary color filter
Total pixels number of camera
Approx. 5 255 000 pixels
Effective pixels number of camera
Approx. 5 090 000 pixels
Lens
Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar
3× zoom lens
f = 6.7 – 20.1 mm (38 – 114 mm when
converted to a 35 mm still camera)
F3.5 – 4.4
Exposure control
Automatic exposure, Scene selection
(8 modes)
White balance
Automatic, Daylight, Cloudy,
Fluorescent, Incandescent, Flash
File format (DCF compliant)
Still images: Exif Ver. 2.2 JPEG
compliant, DPOF compatible
Audio with still image: MPEG1
compliant (Monaural)
Movies: MPEG1 compliant
(Monaural)
Recording media
“Memory Stick Duo”
Flash
Recommended distance (ISO set to
Auto):
0.3 m to 1.5 m (11 7/8 inches to
59 1/8 inches) (W)
0.5 m to 1.5 m (19 3/4 inches to
59 1/8 inches) (T)
Multi connector
[LCD screen]
LCD panel
6.2 cm (2.5 type) TFT drive
Total number of dots
211 200 (960×220) dots
[General]
Used battery pack
NP-FT1
Power requirements
3.6 V
Power consumption (during shooting)
1.6 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)
Dimensions
102.5×60×17.3 mm
(4 1/8×2 3/8×11/16 inches)
(W/H/D, excluding maximum
protrusions)
Mass
Approx. 186 g (6.6 oz) (including
battery pack NP-FT1, “Memory Stick
Duo” and wrist strap)
Built-in microphone
Electret condenser microphone
Built-in speaker
Piezo-electric speaker
Exif Print Compatible
PRINT Image Matching II Compatible
PictBridge Compatible
xUC-TB USB cradle
[Input and Output connectors]
A/V OUT (MONO) jack (Monaural)
Minijack
Video: 1 Vp-p, 75 Ω, unbalanced,
sync negative
Audio: 327 mV (at a 47 kΩ load)
Output impedance 1 kΩ
USB jack B
USB connection
High-Speed USB
(USB 2.0 High-Speed compatible)
DC IN jack
Camera connector
x AC-LM5/LM5A AC Adaptor
Used battery
Lithium-ion battery
Maximum voltage
DC 4.2 V
Nominal voltage
DC 3.6 V
Capacity 2.4 Wh (680 mAh)
x Accessories
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
AC-LM5/LM5A AC Adaptor (1)
Power cord (mains lead) (1)
UC-TB USB cradle (1)
USB cable (1)
NP-FT1 battery pack (1)
A/V connecting cable (1)
Wrist strap (1)
Carrying case (1)
“Memory Stick Duo” (32 MB) (1)
Memory Stick Duo Adaptor (1)
CD-ROM (USB driver SPVD-013) (1)
Operating instructions (1)
Design and specifications are subject to change
without notice.
Additional information
Power requirements
100 to 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
Current consumption
0.2 A
Power consumption
AC-LM5 10 W
AC-LM5A 11 W
Rated output voltage
4.2 V DC, 1.5 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)
Dimensions
AC-LM5 Approx. 47×30×80 mm
(1 7/8×1 3/16×3 1/4 inches)
AC-LM5A Approx. 48×29×81 mm
(1 15/16×1 3/16×3 1/4 inches)
(W/H/D, excluding projecting parts)
Mass
AC-LM5 Approx. 170 g (6.0 oz)
AC-LM5A Approx. 160 g (5.6 oz)
excluding power cord (mains lead)
x NP-FT1 battery pack
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The LCD screen
When shooting still images
1
2
3
4
5
6
60min
101
VGA
1/30”
C:32:00
SOLARIZE
+
wa
7
S AF
8
9
q;
qa
A Recording mode indicator (52,
55-58)
B AE/AF lock indicator (22, 49)
C Battery remaining indicator (13)
D White balance indicator (54)/
Camera mode indicator (23)/
Flash mode indicator (29)/
Red-eye reduction indicator (29)
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qs
qd
qf
qg
qh
qj
qk
ql
w;
125 F3.5
ws
wd
wf
wg
wh
E Sharpness indicator (111)/
Saturation indicator (111)/
Contrast indicator (111)/
AF illuminator (30, 114)
F Metering mode indicator (52)/
Picture effect indicator (58)
G Low battery warning indicator (106)
H Macro indicator (27)
I AF mode (48)/AF range finder
frame indicator (47)/Focus
preset value (49)
J Spot metering cross hair (52)
K NR slow shutter indicator (34)/
Shutter speed indicator
L Multi Burst interval indicator
(56)/Image size indicator (20)
M Image quality indicator (44)
N Recording folder indicator (45)
O Remaining number of recordable
images indicator (21)
P Remaining “Memory Stick”
capacity indicator
Q Self-diagnosis display (107)/
Date/Time indicator (17)
R ISO number indicator (110)
S Bracket step value indicator (52)
T Self-timer indicator (28)
U Histogram indicator (51)
V Menu/Guide menu (43)
W EV level indicator (50)
X Aperture value indicator
Y Vibration warning indicator (106)
Z AF range finder frame (47)
Page numbers in parentheses indicate the
location of additional important
information.
When shooting movies
1
q;
qa
qs
2
3
4
STD
640
101
60min
STBY 00:00:00 [00:28:25]
C:32:00
SOLARIZE
5
qd
qf
qg
+
6
7
qh
8
qj
9
A
B
C
D
F
G
H
I
J
K
L Recording folder indicator (45)
M Remaining “Memory Stick”
capacity indicator
N Self-diagnosis display (107)
O Self-timer indicator (28)
P Menu/Guide menu (43)
Q EV level indicator (50)
Additional information
E
Recording mode indicator (77)
Battery remaining indicator (13)
White balance indicator (54)
Low battery warning indicator
(106)
Metering mode indicator (52)/
Picture effect indicator (58)
Spot metering cross hair (52)
Macro indicator (27)
AF range finder frame indicator
(47)/Focus preset value (49)
AF range finder frame (47)
Image size indicator (77)
Recording time [maximum
recordable time] indicator (109)
Page numbers in parentheses indicate the
location of additional important
information.
123
When playing back still images
9
q;
qa
qs
1
2
3
60min
4
5
6
VGA
101
x1.3
500 F3.5
7
qd
qf
qg
qh
qj
8
BACK/NEXT
A Image size indicator (20)
B Recording mode indicator (52,
55-58)
C Not disconnect USB cable
indicator (72, 74, 106)
D Volume indicator (58)/
Protect indicator (66)/
Print (DPOF) mark indicator (68)
E Zoom scaling indicator (61)/Jog
playback indicator (65)
F Change folder indicator (46)
G EV level indicator (50)/ISO
number indicator (110)
H Folder-file number (90)
I PictBridge connecting indicator
(70)
J Playback folder indicator (60)
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12/12
C:32:00
+2.0EV
VOLUME
qk
K Image number
L Number of images recorded in
selected folder
M Remaining “Memory Stick”
capacity indicator
N Self-diagnosis display (107)
O Metering mode indicator (52)/
Flash indicator/White balance
indicator (54)
P Shutter speed indicator/Aperture
value indicator
Q Histogram indicator (51)
R Recording date of the playback
image (30)/Menu/Guide menu
(43)
Page numbers in parentheses indicate the
location of additional important
information.
When playing back moving images
1
8
9
2
3
4
5
6
7
60min
101
K
L
M
N
0
qs
qd
qf
Image size indicator (77)
Recording mode indicator (77)
Playback indicator (78)
Volume indicator (78)
Change folder indicator (60)
Playback folder indicator (60)
Image number
Recording folder indicator (45)
Number of images recorded in
selected folder
Remaining “Memory Stick”
capacity indicator
Counter (78)
Playback image (78)
Playback bar (78)
Menu/Guide menu (43)
• Pressing MENU switches the menu on/off.
Additional information
J
8/8
00:00:12
qa
DPOF
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
101
160
VOL.
Page numbers in parentheses indicate the
location of additional important
information.
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Index
Index
A
AC Adaptor ................................................ 11, 15
Access lamp ..................................................... 19
AE/AF lock .......................................... 22, 24, 49
AF illuminator ......................................... 30, 114
AF lock ............................................................ 49
AF Mode .......................................................... 48
AF range finder frame ..................................... 47
Auto adjustment mode ..................................... 22
Auto Focus ................................................. 24, 47
Auto power-off function .................................. 16
Auto Review .................................................. 114
A/V connecting cable ...................................... 37
B
Battery life ............................................... 14, 119
Battery remaining indicator ..................... 13, 119
Beep/shutter sound ........................................ 115
Burst ................................................................ 55
C
CD-ROM ......................................................... 82
Center AF ........................................................ 47
Charging battery pack .............................. 11, 119
Charging time .................................................. 13
Cleaning ......................................................... 116
Clock Set ........................................... 17, 44, 115
Close-ups (Macro) shooting ............................ 27
Continuous AF ................................................ 48
Contrast ......................................................... 111
126
Control button .................................................. 16
Copying images to your
computer .............................. 87, 88, 89, 93
Cutting movies ................................................. 81
D
DC plug ...................................................... 11, 15
Deleting movies ............................................... 79
Deleting still images ........................................ 39
Digital zoom .................................................... 26
Divide .............................................................. 81
DPOF ............................................................... 68
I
Image quality ................................................... 44
Image size .......................................... 20, 21, 108
Image Transfer ................................................. 84
ImageMixer ...................................................... 85
Index screen ..................................................... 36
“InfoLITHIUM” battery pack ........................ 119
Inserting “Memory Stick Duo” ........................ 19
Install ................................................... 83, 84, 85
ISO ................................................................. 110
J
JPG ................................................................... 91
E
E-mail .............................................................. 57
Enlarging an image .......................................... 61
EV adjustment ................................................. 50
Exposure Bracket ............................................. 52
F
File names ........................................................ 90
File storage destinations .................................. 90
Flash ................................................................. 29
Flash Level ....................................................... 55
Focus preset ..................................................... 49
Folder ......................................................... 45, 60
Format .............................................................. 41
Framing priority burst ...................................... 55
H
Histogram ........................................................ 51
L
LCD backlight on/off ....................................... 25
LCD screen brightness ................................... 115
M
Macro ............................................................... 27
Memory Stick Duo .................................. 19, 117
Menu settings ........................................... 43, 110
Metering mode ................................................. 52
Mode switch ........................................... 9, 17, 23
Moisture condensation ................................... 116
Monitoring AF ................................................. 48
MPG ................................................................. 91
Multi Burst ................................................. 56, 64
Multi-pattern metering ..................................... 52
Multipoint AF .................................................. 47
N
S
V
NR slow shutter ................................................34
NTSC system ............................................38, 115
Number of images that can be shot
or viewed ..................................14, 21, 108
Saturation ....................................................... 111
Scene Selection ................................................ 32
Screen display .......................................... 25, 122
Self-diagnosis display .................................... 107
Self-timer ......................................................... 28
Setting date and time ............................... 17, 115
Setup ........................................................ 44, 114
Sharpness ....................................................... 111
Shooting movies .............................................. 77
Shooting still images ....................................... 22
Single AF ......................................................... 48
Single screen .................................................... 35
Slide show ....................................................... 62
Smart Zoom ..................................................... 26
Speed priority burst ......................................... 55
Spot AF ............................................................ 47
Spot metering .................................................. 52
Superimposing date and time .................. 30, 114
VGA ......................................................... 21, 108
Viewing images on TV .................................... 37
Viewing images on your computer .................. 94
Viewing movies on the LCD screen ................ 78
Viewing still images on the LCD screen ......... 35
Voice ................................................................ 58
P
PAL system ...............................................38, 115
PictBridge .........................................................70
Picture effect .....................................................58
Playback zoom .................................................61
Power on/off .....................................................16
Precautions .....................................................116
Precision digital zoom ......................................26
Print (DPOF) mark ...........................................68
Program auto shooting mode ............................23
Protect ...............................................................66
PTP .....................................................82, 93, 115
Q
Quick Review ...................................................24
R
Red Eye Reduction ...........................................29
Remaining shooting/viewing time ............14, 108
RESET button ...................................................95
Resize ...............................................................67
Rotate ...............................................................63
W
Warnings and messages ................................. 105
White Balance .................................................. 54
Z
Zoom ................................................................ 25
T
Trimming ......................................................... 62
TV color system .............................................. 38
U
Index
USB connection ................................. 70, 86, 115
USB cradle ...................................................... 10
USB driver ................................................. 83, 93
USB jack .................................................... 10, 86
USB mode ................................................. 82, 93
Using your camera abroad ............................... 15
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