Sony DSC-P30, DSC-P50 Operating instructions

Sony DSC-P30, DSC-P50 Operating instructions
3-068-186-12(1)
Digital Still
Camera
Operating Instructions
Before operating the unit, please read this manual thoroughly, and retain
it for future reference.
Owner’s Record
The model and serial numbers are located on the bottom. Record the
serial number in the space provided below. Refer to these numbers
whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product.
Model No. DSC-P30/P50
Serial No. ________________________
DSC-P30/P50
©2001 Sony Corporation
The number below is for the FCC related
matters only.
WARNING
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do
not expose the unit to rain or
moisture.
For the Customers in the
U.S.A.
Declaration of Conformity
Trade Name:
SONY
Model No.:
DSC-P30
Responsible Party:Sony Electronics Inc.
Address:
680 Kinderkamack
Road, Oradell, NJ
07649 USA
Telephone No.: 201-930-6972
This device complies with Part 15 of the
FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) This
device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) this device must
accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
This symbol is intended to
alert the user to the presence
of uninsulated “dangerous
voltage” within the
product’s enclosure that
may be of sufficient
magnitude to constitute a
risk of electric shock to
persons.
This symbol is intended to
alert the user to the presence
of important operating and
maintenance (servicing)
instructions in the literature
accompanying the
appliance.
If you have any questions about this product,
you may call:
Sony Customer Information Services Center
1-800-222-SONY (7669)
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Declaration of Conformity
Trade Name:
SONY
Model No.:
DSC-P50
Responsible Party:Sony Electronics Inc.
Address:
680 Kinderkamack
Road, Oradell, NJ
07649 USA
Telephone No.: 201-930-6972
This device complies with Part 15 of the
FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) This
device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) this device must
accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
CAUTION
You are cautioned that any changes or
modifications not expressly approved in this
manual could void your authority to operate
this equipment.
Note:
Caution:
This equipment has been tested and found to
comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC
Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses, and can radiate
radio frequency energy and, if not installed
and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful interference
to radio communications. However, there is
no guarantee that interference will not occur
in a particular installation. If this equipment
does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and
on, the user is encouraged to try to correct
the interference by one or more of the
following measures:
— Reorient or relocate the receiving
antenna.
— Increase the separation between the
equipment and receiver.
— Connect the equipment into an outlet
on a circuit different from that to which
the receiver is connected.
— Consult the dealer or an experienced
radio/TV technician for help.
The supplied interface cable must be used
with the equipment in order to comply with
the limits for a digital device pursuant to
Subpart B of Part 15 of FCC Rules.
Do not handle damaged or leaking lithium
ion battery.
For the Customers in the
U.S.A.
DISPOSAL OF LITHIUM ION
BATTERY.
LITHIUM ION BATTERY.
DISPOSE OF PROPERLY.
For the Customers in
Germany
Directive:EMC Directive 89/336/EEC,
92/31/EEC
This equipment complies with the EMC
regulations when used under the following
circumstances:
• Residential area
• Business district
• Light-industry district
(This equipment complies with the EMC
standard regulations EN55022 Class B.)
Attention for the Customers in
Europe
This product has been tested and found
compliant with the limits sets out on the
EMC Directive for using connection cables
shorter than 3 meters.
Attention
The electromagnetic fields at the specific
frequencies may influence the picture and
sound of this camera.
“Memory Stick”
N50
You can return your unwanted lithium ion
batteries to your nearest Sony Service
Center.
Note:
In some areas the disposal of lithium ion
batteries in household or business trash may
be prohibited.
For the Sony Service Center nearest you call
1-800-222-SONY (United States only)
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For the Customers in the
U.S.A. and Canada
THIS CLASS B DIGITAL DEVICE
COMPLIES WITH PART 15 OF THE FCC
RULES AND THE CANADIAN ICES-003
OPERATION IS SUBJECT TO THE
FOLLOWING TWO CONDITIONS:
(1) THIS DEVICE MAY NOT CAUSE
HARMFUL INTERFERENCE, AND
(2) THIS DEVICE MUST ACCEPT ANY
INTERFERENCE RECEIVED,
INCLUDING INTERFERENCE THAT
MAY CAUSE UNDESIRED OPERATION.
Be sure to read the following
before using your camera
Trial recording
Before you record one-time events, you may
want to make a trial recording to make sure
that the camera is working correctly.
No compensation for contents of
the recording
Contents of the recording cannot be
compensated for if recording or playback is
not possible due to a malfunction of your
camera or recording medium, etc.
Notes on image data compatibility
• This camera conforms with the Design
Rules for Camera File Systems universal
standard established by the JEITA (Japan
Electric and Information Technology
Industries Association). You cannot play
back on your camera still images recorded
on other equipment (DCR-TRV890E/
TRV900/TRV900E, DSC-D700, DSCD770) that does not conform with this
universal standard. (These models are not
sold in some areas.)
• Playback of images recorded with your
camera on other equipment and playback
of images recorded or edited with other
equipment on your camera are not
guaranteed.
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.
Do not shake or strike the camera
In addition to malfunctions and inability to
record images, this may render the
“Memory Stick” unusable or image data
breakdown, damage or loss may occur.
Do not aim the camera at the sun
or other bright light
This may cause irrecoverable damage to
your eyes.
LCD screen, LCD finder (only
models with a finder) and lens
• The LCD screen and the LCD finder are
manufactured using extremely highprecision technology so over 99.99% of
the pixels are operational for effective use.
However, there may be some tiny black
points and/or bright points (white, red,
blue or green in color) that constantly
appear on the LCD screen and the 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.
Notes on batteries
Be careful when removing the batteries, as
they may be hot after the camera is used for
long periods.
Do not get the camera wet
When taking pictures outdoors in the rain or
under similar conditions, be careful not to
get the camera wet. If moisture
condensation occurs, refer to page 71 and
follow the instructions on how to remove it
before using the camera.
Back up recommendation
To avoid the potential risk of data loss,
always copy (back up) data to a disk.
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When the camera is used for long
periods
Note that the camera body may become hot.
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Introduction
Checks the image after recording images
Recording still images:
page 19
Playing back still images:
page 28
Deleting images (DELETE):
page 62
Captures images with your computer
You can copy images onto your computer and view and modify images or attach
images to e-mail on your computer using the supplied USB cable and application
software.
Viewing images using a personal computer: page 30
Recording still images for e-mail (E-MAIL): page 48
Records a moving picture (MPEG Movie or Clip Motion)
according to your purpose
Recording moving images (MPEG
MOVIE): page 26
Selects the recording mode from various types of recordings
according to your situation
Creating Clip Motion Files: page 51
Recording text documents (TEXT): page 49
Recording still images as uncompressed files (TIFF): page 50
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Table of contents
Getting started
Identifying the parts .............................. 8
Preparing the power supply ................ 10
Setting the date and time ..................... 15
Inserting the “Memory Stick” ............. 17
Basic operations
B Recording
Recording still images ........................ 19
Recording moving images .................. 26
B Playback
Playing back still images .................... 28
Playing back moving images .............. 29
Viewing images using a personal
computer ...................................... 30
Image file storage destinations and
image files .................................... 37
Advanced operations
Before performing advanced operations
How to use the mode dial ................... 39
How to use the control button ............. 39
Setting the image size
(IMAGE SIZE) ............................ 45
B Various recording
Records images according to shooting
conditions (TWILIGHT mode) .... 47
Recording still images for e-mail
(E-MAIL) ..................................... 48
Recording text documents (TEXT) ..... 49
Recording still images as uncompressed
files (TIFF) ................................... 50
Creating Clip Motion Files ................. 51
Setting the distance to the subject ....... 52
Recording images in macro ................ 53
Adjusting the exposure
(EXPOSURE) .............................. 53
Adjusting the white balance
(WHITE BALANCE) .................. 54
Enjoying picture effects
(P. EFFECT) ................................ 55
Recording the date and time on the still
image (DATE/TIME) .................. 56
Using the spot light-metering
function ........................................ 57
B Various playback
Playing back three or nine images
at once .......................................... 58
Enlarging a part of the still image (Zoom
and trimming) .............................. 59
Playing back the still images in order
(SLIDE) ....................................... 60
Rotating a still image (ROTATE) ....... 61
Viewing images on a TV screen ......... 61
B Editing
Deleting images (DELETE) ................ 62
Preventing accidental erasure
(PROTECT) ................................. 63
Changing the recorded still image size
(RESIZE) ..................................... 65
Selecting still images to print
(PRINT) ....................................... 66
Dividing a moving image file
(DIVIDE) ..................................... 67
Changing the setup settings
(SETUP) ....................................... 69
Additional information
Precautions .......................................... 71
On “Memory Sticks” .......................... 72
About “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack
(not supplied) ............................... 73
Using your camera abroad .................. 74
Troubleshooting .................................. 75
Warning and notice messages ............. 81
Self-diagnosis display ......................... 83
Specifications ...................................... 84
LCD screen indicators ........................ 85
Notes on Using Batteries .................... 88
Index ................................................... 89
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Getting started
Identifying the parts
See the pages in parentheses for details of operation.
A POWER button/lamp (15)
Press and hold down this button
for approximately one second to
turn on the camera.
B Mode dial (18) (39)
:
To record in TWILIGHT
mode
:
To record still images
:
To playback or edit
images
:
To record moving images
or Clip Motion images
SET UP:To set the setup items
C Shutter button (19) (27)
D Flash (24)
E Photocell window for flash
Do not block while recording with
the flash.
F Self-timer (23) (27)/
AF illuminator (25)
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G Lens cap (supplied)
Be sure to remove the lens cap
before recording.
H Finder window
I Beep/shutter sound holes
J Lens
K Jack cover
L USB jack (32) (34)
M VIDEO OUT jack (61)
N Tripod receptacle (bottom
surface)
Use a tripod with a screw length of
less than 5.5 mm (7/32 inch). You
will be unable to firmly secure the
camera to tripods having longer
screws, and may damage the
camera.
O RESET button (75)
Getting started
Attaching the strap
A Finder
Self-timer/recording lamp (red)
AE/AF lock lamp (green)
/CHG (flash charge/battery
charge) lamp (orange) (24)
G DISPLAY/LCD ON/OFF button
(21)
B MENU button (40)
H Zoom button (for recording)
(22)/
INDEX/zoom button (for
playback) (59)
C DC IN jack cover (12) (14)
I Hook for lens cap/wrist strap
D DC IN jack (12) (14)
J OPEN switch
E Control button (18) (39)
K Battery cover
F LCD screen
L Access lamp (17)
M “Memory Stick” cover
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Preparing the power supply
Installing the supplied batteries or an optional
battery pack
Your camera operates only with the following batteries.
• Two size AA alkaline batteries (supplied)
• “InfoLITHIUM” (S series) battery pack (NP-FS11) (recommended, not supplied)
• Two size AA nickel metal hydride batteries (not supplied)
• Two size AA nickel-cadmium batteries (not supplied)
The “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack is recommended for long operating times. Note
that in this Operating Instructions, “batteries” refers to size AA alkaline batteries.
Batteries
“InfoLITHIUM” battery pack (not supplied)
Insert the battery pack with the v mark facing toward the battery compartment.
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10
Open the battery cover.
Open the cover while sliding the OPEN switch in the direction of the arrow.
Install the batteries.
Insert the two size AA batteries with the 3 and # ends facing as illustrated. Be
careful not to insert the batteries facing the wrong way.
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Close the battery cover.
Pressing the batteries with the cover, close the cover firmly until it clicks into
place.
To remove the batteries
Open the battery cover with the battery cover side facing upward and remove the
batteries. Be careful not to drop the batteries when removing them.
Power save mode
When operating the camera with batteries, set POWER SAVE in the SET UP screen
to ON to extend the battery life. The factory setting is ON (page 70).
See page 88 for more information on power save mode.
Auto power-off function
If you do not operate the camera for about three minutes during recording or
playback, the camera turns off automatically to prevent wearing down the battery. To
use the camera again, press the POWER button to turn on the camera again. The auto
power-off function only operates when the camera is operating using a battery pack.
The auto power-off also will not operate when playing back moving images or
playing back a slide show (page 60), or when a connector is plugged into the USB
jack, the VIDEO OUT jack or the DC IN jack.
* What is “InfoLITHIUM”?
“InfoLITHIUM” is a lithium ion battery pack which can exchange information such as battery
consumption with compatible video equipment. This unit is compatible with the
“InfoLITHIUM” battery pack (S series). “InfoLITHIUM” S series battery packs have the
mark. “InfoLITHIUM” is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
NP-FS11 battery pack (not supplied)
When you record images in an extremely cold location or using the LCD screen, the
operating time becomes short. When using the camera in an extremely cold location,
place the battery pack in your pocket or other place to keep it warm, then insert the
battery pack into the camera just before recording. When using a pocket heater, take
care not to let the heater directly contact the battery.
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Getting started
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Charging the battery pack (not supplied)
You cannot charge the battery pack while your camera is turned on. Be sure to turn
off your camera.
DC IN jack
cover
Battery pack (S series)
(not supplied)
To the wall outlet (mains)
Power cord
(mains lead)
AC-LS1A AC power adaptor (not supplied)
1
Insert the battery pack into your camera.
2
Open the DC IN jack cover and connect the DC connecting cable to
the DC IN jack of your camera with the v mark facing up.
3
Connect the power cord (mains lead) to the AC power adaptor (not
supplied) and then to a wall outlet (mains).
The /CHG lamp lights up when charging begins. When the /CHG lamp goes
off, charging is completed.
After charging the battery pack
Disconnect the AC power adaptor from the DC IN jack on your camera.
Battery remaining indicator
When using an optional “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack, the LCD screen on the
camera shows the remaining time for which you can still record or play back images.
This indication may not be entirely accurate depending on the conditions of use and
the operating environment.
Charging at 10°C to 30°C (50°F to 86°F) circumstances is recommended.
When using size AA alkaline batteries, the remaining time is not shown.
Note
When you turn the LCD screen on and off, it takes about one minute for the correct battery
remaining time to appear.
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Battery life and number of images that can be recorded/played back
Still image recording*
Battery life
(min.)
Number of
images
NP-FS11 (not supplied)**
Battery life
(min.)
Number of
images
LCD screen ON
Approx. 30
Approx. 600
Approx. 90
Approx. 1800
LCD screen OFF
Approx. 60
Approx. 1200
Approx. 120
Approx. 2400
Still image playback***
SONY alkaline batteries
(supplied)
LCD screen ON
NP-FS11 (not supplied)**
Battery life
(min.)
Number of
images
Battery life
(min.)
Number of
images
Approx. 60
Approx. 1200
Approx. 120
Approx. 2400
Approximate battery life and number of images that can be recorded/played back
640×480 image size, standard picture quality, no flash, and in NORMAL recording
mode.
∗
Recording at about 3-second intervals with the power save mode off (when continuous
recording, the power save mode does not operate effectively.)
∗∗ When using a fully charged battery pack at a temperature of 25°C (77°F).
∗∗∗ Playing back single images in order at about 3-second intervals
Moving image recording
SONY alkaline batteries
(supplied)
Continuous
recording
NP-FS11 (not supplied)*
LCD screen
OFF (min.)
LCD screen
ON (min.)
LCD screen
OFF (min.)
LCD screen
ON (min.)
Approx. 60
Approx. 30
Approx. 120
Approx. 90
Approximate recording time in 160×112 image size.
∗
When using a fully charged battery pack at a temperature of 25°C (77°F).
Notes
• The camera may not operate in an extremely cold location when using alkaline batteries.
Even when using an “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack (not supplied), the battery life and number
of images will be decreased if you use your camera at low temperatures, use the flash,
repeatedly turn the power on/off or use the zoom.
• The numbers of images shown on tables above are as a guide. The numbers may be smaller
depending on conditions.
• The capacity of the “Memory Stick” is limited. The above figures are a guide when you
continuously record/play back while replacing the “Memory Stick.”
• When LCD BACKLIGHT is set to BRIGHT, the battery life and number of images will be
decreased.
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Getting started
SONY alkaline batteries
(supplied)
Charging time
Battery pack
Full charge (min.)
NP-FS11 (not supplied)
Approx. 180
Approximate time to charge a completely discharged battery pack using the
AC-LS1A AC power adaptor (not supplied) at a temperature of 25°C (77°F).
Using the AC power adaptor (not supplied)
DC IN jack
cover
To the wall outlet (mains)
Power cord
(mains lead)
AC-LS1A AC power adaptor (not supplied)
1
Open the DC IN jack cover and connect the DC connecting cable to
the DC IN jack of your camera with the v mark facing up.
2
Connect the power cord (mains lead) to the AC power adaptor (not
supplied) and then to a wall outlet (mains).
Using a car battery
Use Sony DC adaptor/charger (not supplied).
Using your camera abroad
For details, see page 74.
When using the AC power adaptor
Be sure to use it near the wall outlet. If a malfunction occurs, disconnect the plug
from the wall outlet.
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Setting the date and time
When you first use your camera, set the date and time. If these are not set, the
CLOCK SET screen appears whenever you turn on your camera.
Getting started
Control button
Select the item with
vVbB, then set with
the center z.
1
Set the mode dial to
2
Press and hold down the POWER button for
POWER
approximately one second to turn on the
power.
The POWER ON/OFF (CHG) lamp (green) lights
up.
ON/OFF(CHG)
The CLOCK SET screen appears on the LCD
screen.
To change the date and time, set the mode dial to
SET UP (page 69) and perform the procedure from step 3.
3
Select the desired date display format with
v/V on the control button, then press the
center z.
Select from [Y/M/D] (year/month/day), [M/D/Y]
(month/day/year) or [D/M/Y] (day/month/year).
,
,
or
Y/M/D
M / D /Y
D / M /Y
CLOCK SET
2001 /
1 / 1
12 : 00
OK
AM
CANCEL
OK
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.
Y/M/D
M / D /Y
D / M /Y
CLOCK SET
2001 /
1 / 1
12 : 00
OK
AM
CANCEL
OK
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5
6
Set the numeric value with v/V on the
control button, then press the center z to
enter it.
After entering the number, v/V moves to the next
item.
If you selected [D/M/Y] in step 3, set the time on a
24-hour cycle.
Select [OK] with B on the control button,
then press the center z at the desired
moment to begin clock movement.
The date and time are entered.
Y/M/D
M / D /Y
D / M /Y
CLOCK SET
2001 /
7 / 1
12 : 00
OK
AM
CANCEL
OK
Y/M/D
M / D /Y
D / M /Y
CLOCK SET
2001 /
7 / 4
10 : 30
OK
PM
CANCEL
OK
To cancel the date and time setting
Select [CANCEL] with v/V/b/B on the control button, then press the center z.
Note
If the rechargeable button battery is ever fully discharged (page 72), 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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Inserting the “Memory Stick”
Getting started
Access lamp
1
Open the “Memory Stick” cover.
2
Insert the “Memory Stick.”
Insert the “Memory Stick” with the B mark facing toward the battery
compartment as illustrated until it clicks.
3
Close the “Memory Stick” cover.
Removing the “Memory Stick”
Open the “Memory Stick” cover, then press the “Memory Stick” once lightly.
Notes
• Insert the “Memory Stick” firmly until it clicks, otherwise a message such as “MEMORY
STICK ERROR” will be displayed.
• Never remove the “Memory Stick” or turn off the power while the access lamp is lit up.
• You cannot record or edit images on a “Memory Stick” if the erasure prevention switch is set to
the LOCK position.
Connector
Erasure
prevention
switch
Label space
The position and shape of the erasure prevention switch may differ depending on the types of
“Memory Stick” used.
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B Recording
Basic operations
Basic operations
How to use the mode dial
The mode dial switches the function which is used for recording, playback, or
editing. Set the dial as follows before starting to operate your camera.
:
To record still images in TWILIGHT mode
:
To record still images
:
To play back or edit images
:
To record moving images or Clip Motion images
SET UP: To set the setup items (The SET UP position
changes the settings of infrequently-used
items.)
How to use the control button
When the menu is not displayed, the control button is used to perform the following
operations.
(v):
(V):
7 (b):
(B):
Recording with flash
Recording with self-timer
Checking the last recorded image
Recording close subjects
When you select above functions with the control button while recording with the
LCD screen turned off, the LCD screen lights for approximately 2 seconds and the
selected function icon appears on the screen. The LCD screen also lights
automatically when the MENU button is pressed, but in this case the LCD screen
does not turn off automatically.
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Recording still images
Still images are recorded in JPEG format.
Before recording still images, press the POWER button to turn on the power and
insert a “Memory Stick.”
POWER
B Recording
1
Set the mode dial to
2
Press and hold the shutter button halfway down.
The image freezes momentarily, but is not yet recorded. While the AE/AF lock
indicator z is flashing, the camera automatically adjusts the exposure and
focus of the captured image. When the camera finishes the automatic
adjustments, the AE/AF lock indicator z stops flashing, then lights up and the
camera is ready for recording.*
If you release the shutter button, the recording will be canceled.
or
.
AE/AF lock indicator (green) flashes t lights up
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3
Press the shutter button fully down.
The shutter sounds.
“RECORDING” appears on the LCD screen, and the image will be recorded on
the “Memory Stick.” When “RECORDING” disappears, you can record the
next image.
RCORI
∗ If the flashing AE/AF lock indicator changes to flashing slowly, the subject may be difficult to
focus on (dark, poor contrast) or the subject may be extremely close. Release the shutter
button, then focus again.
The number of images you can record on a “Memory Stick”
See pages 46 and 48 to 52.
Notes
• When recording a bright subject, the LCD screen color may change after AE/AF lock, but this
does not affect the recorded image.
• When you press the shutter button fully down at once in step 2, the camera starts recording
after the automatic adjustment is complete. However, the recording cannot be carried out while
the /CHG lamp (page 21) is flashing. (During this time, the camera is charging the flash.)
Holding the camera correctly
Hold the camera so that your fingers do not block the flash and do not touch the lens
portion when recording images.
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Recording images with the finder
DISPLAY/LCD ON/OFF
Indicators in the finder
Recording lamp (red)
AE/AF lock lamp (green)
/CHG lamp (orange)
Notes
• You cannot check the entire recording range with the finder. Recording with the LCD screen is
recommended when it is necessary to correctly understand the recording range.
• Because of the difference of the portion of the finder and the lens, use the LCD screen when
you record a subject closer than 1 m (3 1/4 feet).
• When [DEMO] is set to [ON] in the SET UP settings, you cannot turn off the LCD screen once
the demonstration starts.
• You cannot turn off the LCD backlight in SET UP and when displaying the menu.
• You cannot turn off the self-timer indicators and some of the indicators used in advanced
operations.
• The indicators on the LCD screen are not recorded.
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B Recording
You can extend the battery time by turning off the LCD screen and recording using
the finder.
Each time you press DISPLAY/LCD ON/OFF, the status of the LCD screen changes
as follows:
See page 85 for a detailed description of the indicated items.
The LCD backlight is turned on.
(All the available indicators are turned on.)
r
The LCD backlight is turned on.
(Warning messages are turned on.)
r
The LCD backlight is turned off.
Recording with the LCD screen
When recording with the LCD screen, align the AF frame in the center of the screen
with the subject.
AF frame
Checking the last recorded image (Quick Review)
You can check the last recorded image by clearing the menu from the screen
(page 40) and pressing b (7) on the control button. (You can perform this operation
even when the LCD screen is off.)
To return to the normal recording mode: press lightly on the shutter button or
press b (7) again.
To delete the image: 1. Press MENU. 2. Select [DELETE] with B on the control
button, then press the center z. 3. Select [OK] with v on the control button, then
press the center z.
Using the zoom feature
Zoom button
W side: for wide-angle (subject appears
farther away)
T side: for telephoto (subject appears closer)
Minimum focal distance to the subject
W side: About 25 cm (9 27/32 inches) or more
T side: About 80 cm (31 1/2 inches) or more
To record even closer subjects, see page 53.
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Digital zoom function
This camera has a digital zoom function.
Digital zoom enlarges the image by digital processing and it starts to function when
zoom exceeds 3×.
B Recording
The T side of the bar shows the
digital zooming zone.
Using digital zoom
• The maximum zoom magnification is 6×.
• Digital zooming deteriorates the picture quality. When digital zoom is not
necessary, set [DIGITAL ZOOM] to [OFF] in the setup settings (page 69).
Notes
• Digital zoom does not work for moving images.
• Use the LCD screen when using digital zoom function. Digitally zoomed images do not appear
in the finder.
• The AF frame (page 85) does not appear on the LCD screen.
Using the self-timer
When you use the self-timer function, the subject is recorded about 10 seconds after
you press the shutter button.
Shutter button
Self-timer lamp
Control button
Clear the menu (page 40), then press the control button V ( ). The
(self-timer)
indicator appears on the LCD screen, and about 10 seconds after you press the shutter
button, the subject is recorded. The self-timer lamp flashes and the beep sounds after
you press the shutter button until the shutter is released. To cancel the self-timer
recording, press the control button V ( ) again.
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Recording images with the flash
The factory setting is auto (no indicator). In this mode, the flash automatically
strobes when the surroundings is dark. To change the flash mode, clear the menu
(page 40), then press the control button v ( ) repeatedly so that the flash mode
indicator appears on the LCD screen.
Control button v (
)
Each time you press the control button v ( ), the indicator changes as follows.
(No indicator) t t
t (No indicator)
Forced flash: The flash strobes regardless of the surrounding brightness.
No flash:
The flash does not strobe.
You can change the brightness of the flash with [ ±] (FLASH LEVEL) in the menu
settings (page 42).
To reduce the red-eye phenomenon
Set [RED EYE REDUCTION] to [ON] in the setup settings, the flash strobes before
recording to reduce the red-eye phenomenon (page 69). When [ON] is selected and
the mode dial is set to
or
,
appears on the LCD screen.
Notes
• When [ISO] is set to [AUTO] in the menu settings, the recommended shooting distance using
the built-in flash is 0.3 m to 2.0 m (11 13/16 inches to 6 feet 6 3/4 inches). When it is not set to
[AUTO], the flash may be ineffective even if the flash level is changed.
• 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.
• The flash effect is not obtained easily when you use forced flash in a bright location.
• While charging the flash, the /CHG lamp flashes. After the charging is complete, the lamp
goes out.
• The flash does not function when recording moving images (excluding Clip Motion).
• When you record images in a dark place with the camera set to
(no flash), the shutter speed
becomes slow, so using a tripod is recommended to prevent shaking.
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Recording images with the AF illuminator
The AF illuminator is fill light to focus on a subject easily. Set [AF ILLUMINATOR]
(page 69) to [ON] in the setup settings,
appears on the LCD screen and the AF
illuminator emits light when the shutter button is pressed halfway. It keeps emitting
light until the focus is locked.
B Recording
AF illuminator
Notes
• If AF illuminator light does not reach the subject sufficiently or the subject has no contrast,
focus will not be achieved. (Approximate distance up to 2.0 m (6 feet 6 3/4 inches) is
recommended.)
• In TWILIGHT mode (page 47), the AF illuminator will emit only when the flash mode is set to
(Forced flash).
• Focus is achieved as long as AF illuminator light reaches to the subject even if its light is
slightly out of the middle position of the subject.
• The AF illuminator does not operate when adjusting focus manually.
• The AF illuminator is a very bright light. Although it is safe to use, avoid shining it directly into
someone’s eyes at a close distance.
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Recording moving images
Moving images are recorded in MPEG format (page 38).
To record moving images, press the POWER button to turn on the power and insert a
“Memory Stick.”
POWER
DISPLAY/LCD ON/OFF
1
Set the mode dial to SET UP.
2
Select [
] (CAMERA) with v/V on the
control button, then press B.
CAMERA
MPEG MOVIE
MOVING IMAGE:
OFF
DATE/TIME:
OFF
DIGITAL ZOOM:
RED EYE REDUCTION: OFF
ON
AF ILLUMINATOR:
PAGE SELECT
3
Select [MOVING IMAGE] with v/V on the
control button, then press B.
CAMERA
MOVING IMA
MOVING
IMAGE:
GE:
MPEG MOVIE
DATE/TIME:
CLIP MOTION
DIGITAL ZOOM:
RED EYE REDUCTION:
AF ILLUMINATOR:
OK
4
Select [MPEG MOVIE] with v/V on the
control button, then press the center z.
CAMERA
MPEG MOVIE
MOVING IMAGE:
OFF
DATE/TIME:
OFF
DIGITAL ZOOM:
RED EYE REDUCTION: OFF
ON
AF ILLUMINATOR:
PAGE SELECT
5
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Set the mode dial to
.
Press the shutter button fully down.
“REC” appears on the LCD screen, and recording of the image on the
“Memory Stick” begins.
Sound cannot be recorded with moving images.
7
Press the shutter button fully down again to stop recording.
The recording stops. Or, the recording stops when the “Memory Stick” is full.
For details on the image size, see “Setting the image size (IMAGE SIZE)” on
page 45.
Using the self-timer
When you use the self-timer function, the subject is recorded about 10 seconds after
you press the shutter button.
Clear the menu (page 40), then press the control button V ( ). The
(self-timer)
indicator appears on the LCD screen, and the recording starts about 10 seconds after
you press the shutter button. The self-timer lamp flashes and the beep sounds after
you press the shutter button until the shutter is released. To stop the self-timer
recording, press the control button V ( ) again.
LCD screen indicators during recording
Each time you press DISPLAY/LCD ON/OFF, the status of the LCD screen changes
as follows: all indicators on t indicators off t LCD screen off.
These indicators are not recorded. See page 86 for a detailed description of the
indicators.
Note
If you remove the battery or otherwise turn off the power partway through a recording, the
moving image recorded thus far is not saved. When the E mark appears while operating the
camera with batteries, stop the recording at this point before the batteries completely run out.
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B Recording
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B Playback
Playing back still images
POWER
DISPLAY/LCD ON/OFF
1
Set the mode dial to
.
The last recorded image (still or moving) appears on the LCD screen.
2
Select the desired still image with the
control button b/B.
b: To display the preceding image.
B: To display the next image.
640
6/8
100-0028
2001 7 4 10:30PM
FILE BACK/NEXT
Notes
• You might not be able to correctly play back images recorded with this camera on other
equipment.
• You cannot play back on this camera images larger than the maximum image size that can be
recorded with this camera.
• A rough image is played back, followed by the normal image.
LCD screen indicators during still image playback
Each time you press DISPLAY/LCD ON/OFF, the status of the LCD screen changes
as follows: all indicators on t indicators off t LCD screen off.
See page 87 for a detailed description of the indicators.
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Playing back moving images
POWER
DISPLAY/LCD ON/OFF
,
Set the mode dial to
.
The last recorded image (still or moving) appears on the LCD screen.
2
Select the desired moving image with the
control button b/B.
Moving images are displayed one-size smaller than
still images.
b: To display the preceding image.
B: To display the next image.
3
Select the center z to start the playback.
The moving image is played back.
During playback, B (playback) appears on the LCD
screen.
To advance or rewind, press the control button b/B
during playback.
B Playback
1
6/8
MOV 00001 2001 7 4 10:30PM
PLAY
FILE BACK/NEXT
6/8
MOV 00001 2001 7 4 10:30PM
STOP
REV/CUE
Playback bar
To pause playback
Press the center z on the control button to stop the playback.
To advance or rewind the moving image
Press the control button b/B during playback.
To return to the normal playback, press the center z on the control button.
LCD screen indicators during moving image playback
Each time you press DISPLAY/LCD ON/OFF, the status of the LCD screen changes
as follows: all indicators on t indicators off t LCD screen off.
See page 87 for a detailed description of the indicators.
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Viewing images using a personal
computer
You can view data recorded with your camera on a personal computer, modify and
attach it to e-mail using application software. This section describes the method for
viewing images on a personal computer using the supplied USB cable.
There are two ways to make the USB connection, which are the normal connection
and the PTP connection (page 70). This is set using [USB CONNECT] in the setup
settings. Here describes the way using the [NORMAL] setting. Users will be
informed at the Sony website when PTP connection is supported.
The factory setting of USB mode is [NORMAL].
The mode can be checked and set as follows.
1
2
3
4
Set the mode dial to SET UP.
Select [SETUP2] with v/V, then press B.
Select [USB CONNECT] with v/V, then press B.
Select the connection mode with v/V.
The USB cable is used to connect the camera to a personal computer so that
operations can be performed on image files recorded in a “Memory Stick” from the
personal computer.
In order to use the USB cable, a USB driver must be installed in the personal
computer beforehand.
Be sure to also refer to the operation manuals for your personal computer and the
application software.
Notes
• Data recorded with your camera is stored in the following formats. Make sure that applications
that support these file formats are installed on your personal computer.
— Still images (other than TEXT mode, uncompressed mode and Clip Motion): JPEG format
— Moving images: MPEG format
— Uncompressed mode still images: TIFF format
— TEXT mode/Clip Motion: GIF format
• Depending on your application software, the file size may increase when you open a still image
file.
• When you copy the image to the camera from your computer, which was modified with a
retouching software and was converted to another file format, the “FILE ERROR” message
may appear and you may be unable to open the image.
• Depending on your application software, only the first frame of the Clip Motion file may be
played back.
Communications with your computer (for Windows only)
• Communications between your camera and your computer may not recover after recovering
from Suspend or Sleep.
• When connecting the camera to a computer, use the AC power adapter (not supplied). When
you use your camera with alkaline batteries, make sure that there is enough battery life, as the
images in the “Memory Stick” may be damaged or lost if the camera power runs out during
communication with the computer.
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Recommended computer environment
Recommended Windows environment
OS:
Microsoft Windows 98, Windows 98SE, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows
Millennium Edition
The above OS is required to be installed at the factory.
Operation is not assured in an environment upgraded to the operating systems described
above.
CPU: MMX Pentium 200 MHz or faster
The USB connector must be provided as standard.
Recommended Macintosh environment
Notes
• If you connect two or more USB equipment to a single personal computer at the same time,
some equipment may not operate depending on the type of USB equipment.
• Operations are not guaranteed when using a hub.
• Operations are not guaranteed for all the recommended computer environments mentioned
above.
• Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United
States and /or other countries.
• Macintosh and Mac OS, QuickTime are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Apple
Computer, Inc.
• All other product names mentioned herein may be the trademarks or registered trademarks of
their respective companies. Furthermore, “™” and “®” are not mentioned in each case in this
manual.
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B Playback
Macintosh computer with the Mac OS 8.5.1/8.6/9.0/9.1 standard installation
However, note that the update to Mac OS 9.0/9.1 should be used for the following models.
• iMac with the Mac OS 8.6 factory pre-installed and a slot loading type CD-ROM drive
• iBook or Power Mac G4 with the Mac OS 8.6 factory pre-installed
The USB connector must be provided as standard.
QuickTime 3.0 or newer must be installed (to play back moving pictures).
Installing the USB driver
Before connecting your camera to your personal computer, install the USB driver to
the computer. The USB driver is included with the application software in the CDROM which is supplied with your camera.
Be sure to complete installation of the USB driver before connecting the
USB cable. If you connect the USB cable first, you will be unable to
install the USB driver properly.
See page 80 for corrective measures if the USB cable was connected before installing
the driver and the driver software could not be installed correctly.
For Windows 98/98SE/Me and Windows 2000 users
1
Turn on your personal computer and allow Windows to load.
Do not connect the USB cable in this step.
2
Insert the supplied CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive of your personal
computer.
The application software screen appears.
3
Click “USB Driver Installation for Windows 98/98SE/Me and
Windows 2000”.
USB driver installation starts.
4
Follow the on-screen messages to install the USB driver.
Your personal computer may restart.
5
Connect the USB jack (mini-B) on your camera with the USB
connector on your personal computer using the supplied USB
cable.
to the USB jack
(mini-B)
to the USB connector
Personal computer
6
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USB cable
Push the
connector in as
far as it will go.
Insert a “Memory Stick” into your camera, connect the AC power
adaptor and turn on your camera.
“USB MODE” appears on the LCD screen of your camera and the camera is set
to communication standby mode. Your personal computer recognizes the
camera, and the Windows Add Hardware Wizard starts.
7
Follow the on-screen messages to have the Add Hardware Wizard
recognize the hardware.
The Add Hardware Wizard starts twice because two different USB drivers are
to be installed. Be sure to allow the installation to complete without interrupting
it.
Notes
• Do not connect the USB cable before the USB driver installation is completed in step 4.
• In step 7, make sure that a “Memory Stick” is inserted into your camera before installing the
USB driver. Otherwise, you will be unable to install the USB driver.
1
Turn on your personal computer and allow the Mac OS to load.
2
Insert the supplied CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive of your personal
computer.
3
Double-click the CD-ROM drive icon to open the window.
4
Double-click the icon of the hard disk containing the OS to open
the window.
5
Move the following two files from the window opened in step 3 to
the “System Folder” icon in the window opened in step 4 (drag
and drop).
• Sony USB Driver
• Sony USB Shim
6
When “Put these items into the Extensions folder?” appears, click
“OK.”
7
Restart your personal computer.
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B Playback
For Macintosh users
• When using MacOS9.1
It is not necessary to install the USB driver. The Macintosh recognizes the camera as
a drive simply by connecting it to the Macintosh with the USB cable.
• When using MacOS8.5.1/8.6/9.0
Follow the procedures below to install the driver.
Viewing images
When viewing moving images on a Windows system, RealPlayer, Windows Media
Player or other moving image playback applications must be installed. When viewing
moving images on a Macintosh system, QuickTime3.0 or later must be installed.
1
Turn on the power of your personal computer and allow Windows
or Mac OS to load.
2
Connect the USB jack (mini-B) on the camera with the USB
connector on your personal computer using the supplied USB
cable.
to the USB connector
Personal computer
to the USB jack
(mini-B)
Push the
USB cable connector in as
far as it will go.
3
Insert a “Memory Stick” into your camera, and connect the AC
power adaptor to your camera and then to a wall outlet (mains).
4
Turn on the power of your camera.
“USB MODE” appears on the LCD screen of the camera.
For Windows 98/98SE/Me and Windows 2000 users
5
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Open “
My Computer” on Windows and double click the newly
recognized drive. (Example: “Removable Disk (E:)”)
The folders inside the “Memory Stick” are displayed.
If the drive is not recognized, see “Troubleshooting” on page 75.
6
Select and double-click the desired image file from the folder.
For the detailed folder and file name, see “Image file storage destinations and
image files” on page 37.
Desired file type
Double-click in this order
t “100msdcf” folder t Image file
Still image
“Dcim” folder
Moving image*
“Mssony” folder t “Moml0001” folder t Image file*
Clip Motion
image
“Dcim” folder
t “100msdcf” folder t Image file
t Image file
∗ Copying a file to the hard disk of your personal computer before viewing it is
recommended. If you play back the file directly from the “Memory Stick”, the image
may break off.
For Macintosh users
Follow the procedure 1 – 4 on page 34.
5
Double click the newly recognized icon on the desktop.
The folders inside the “Memory Stick” are displayed.
6
Select and double-click the desired image file from the folder.
Notes on using your personal computer
“Memory Stick”
• Operation is not guaranteed if you are using a “Memory Stick” that was formatted with a
personal computer, or if you used a personal computer to format the “Memory Stick” in your
camera through a USB connection.
• Do not optimize the “Memory Stick” on a Windows machine. This will shorten the “Memory
Stick” life.
• Do not compress the data on the “Memory Stick.” Compressed files cannot be played back on
your camera.
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B Playback
E-mail image
“Mssony” folder t “Imcif100” folder
TIFF image
(uncompressed)
For Windows Me and Windows 2000 users
The following procedures are recommended when disconnecting the USB cable from
your personal computer or ejecting the “Memory Stick” from the camera while it is
connected to your personal computer.
1 Stop the drive by clicking on the “Unplug/Eject” icon in the task tray.
2 When the message appears confirming the safe removal of the hardware,
disconnect the USB cable or eject the “Memory Stick”.
Software
• Depending on your application software, the file size may increase when you open a still image
file.
• When you load an image modified using the supplied retouch software from your personal
computer to the camera or when you directly modify the image on the camera, the image
format will differ so the “FILE ERROR” message may appear and you may be unable to open
the file.
• Depending on your application software, only the first frame of the Clip Motion file may be
played back.
Communications with your personal computer (for Windows
only)
Communications between your camera and your personal computer may not recover after
recovering from Suspend, Resume, or Sleep.
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Image file storage destinations and
image files
Image files recorded with your camera are grouped in folders by recording mode.
The meanings of the file names are as follows. ssss stands for any number
within the range from 0001 to 9999.
For Windows Me users (The drive recognizing the camera is
“E.”)
Folder containing E-MAIL mode and TIFF mode
image data
Folder containing moving image data
Folder
100MSDCF
File
Meaning
DSC0ssss.JPG
• Still image file recorded normally
• Still image file recorded in
– E-MAIL mode (page 48)
– TIFF mode (page 50)
CLP0ssss.GIF
• Clip Motion file recorded in NORMAL
mode (page 51)
CLP0ssss.THM
• Index image file of Clip Motion file
recorded in NORMAL mode
MBL0ssss.GIF
• Clip Motion file recorded in MOBILE
mode (page 51)
MBL0ssss.THM
• Index image file of Clip Motion file
recorded in MOBILE mode
TXT0ssss.GIF
• Still image file recorded in TEXT mode
(page 49)
TXT0ssss.THM
• Index image file of still image file
recorded in TEXT mode
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B Playback
Folder containing still image, TEXT mode image
and Clip Motion image data
Folder
IMCIF100
MOML0001
File
Meaning
DSC0ssss.JPG
• Small-size image file recorded in
E-MAIL mode (page 48)
DSC0ssss.TIF
• Uncompressed image file recorded in
TIFF mode (page 50)
MOV0ssss.MPG
• Moving image file recorded normally
The numerical portions of the following files are the same.
– A small-size image file recorded in E-MAIL mode and its corresponding image file
– An uncompressed image file recorded in TIFF mode and its corresponding image file
– An image file recorded in TEXT mode and its corresponding index image file
– An image file recorded with Clip Motion and its corresponding index image file
Tips
The digital still camera saves recorded images as digital data. The format of the
saved data is called as the file format. The formats that can be used with this
camera are as follows:
JPEG format
Most digital still cameras, operating systems of computers, and browser
software adopt this format. This format is able to compress files without
appreciable deterioration. However, if the image is compressed and saved on
repeated occasions, the image will deteriorate. This camera records still images
using the JPEG format for normal recording.
GIF format
Using this format, the image will not deteriorate even if the image is compressed
and saved on repeated occasions. This format limits the number of colors to
256 colors. This camera records still images using the GIF format in Clip
Motion (page 51) or TEXT mode (page 49).
TIFF format
Stores shooting images without compression, so the image does not deteriorate.
Most of operating systems and applications correspond to this format. This
camera records still images using the TIFF format for the TIFF mode (page 50).
MPEG format
This format is very typical for moving images. This camera records moving
images using the MPEG format.
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Advanced operations
Before performing advanced
operations
This section describes the basic control methods that are frequently used for
“Advanced operations.”
How to use the mode dial
The mode dial switches the function which is used for recording, playback, or
editing. Set the dial as follows before starting to operate your camera.
To record still images in TWILIGHT mode
To record still images
To play back or edit images
To record moving images or Clip Motion
images
SET UP: To set the setup items (The SET UP position
changes the settings of infrequently-used
items.)
How to use the control button
When the menu or setup screen is displayed, the control button is used to select the
buttons, images and menu items displayed on the LCD screen of your camera and
modify the settings. The operation methods that are frequently used for “Advanced
operations” are described below.
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Before performing advanced operations
:
:
:
:
Turning on/off the operation buttons (menu) on the LCD screen
0
Press MENU to display/
clear the menu on the
LCD screen.
0
EV
WB
ISO
Menu
You can perform this operation even when the LCD screen is off.
Setting up the items in the setup or menu
1
Set the mode dial to SET UP so that the
setup screen appears, or press MENU so
that the menu appears.
CAMERA
MPEG MOVIE
MOVING IMAGE:
OFF
DATE/TIME:
ON
DIGITAL ZOOM:
RED EYE REDUCTION: OFF
ON
AF ILLUMINATOR:
SELECT
2
When the mode dial is set to SET UP or
:
1 Press v/V/b/B on the control button to select the item you want to set up.
2 Press the center z on the control button to enter the item.
When the mode dial is set to
,
, or
:
Press v/V/b/B on the control button to select the
setting of the item.
The selected setting is turned to yellow, and the
setup is complete.
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00
200
100
O
Menu settings
Menu items that can be modified differ depending on the positions of the mode dial.
The LCD screen shows only the items you can operate at the moment. Factory
settings are indicated with x.
When the mode dial is set to
Item
(EV)
Setting
+2.0EV to
–2.0EV
/
Description
Adjust the exposure value (page 53).
∞ (infinite)
7.0 m
3.0 m
1.0 m
0.5 m
x AUTO
Sets the distance to the subject (page 52).
WB
(WHITE
BAL)
HOLD
x AUTO
IN DOOR
OUT DOOR
Sets the white balance (page 54).
ON
x OFF
Adjusts the brightness of the spot to be recorded
(page 57).
400
200
100
x AUTO
Selects the ISO film speed. When recording
under dark situations or recording a fast-moving
subject, use a high-number setting. When you
record high-quality images, use a low-number
setting (except when the mode dial is set to
).
x 1600×1200
(DSC-P50)
x 1280×960
(DSC-P30)
1600 (3:2)
(DSC-P50)
1280(3:2)
(DSC-P30)
1024×768
640×480
Selects the image size when recording still
images (page 45).
x FINE
Records still images in the fine image quality
mode.
(SPOT
METER)
ISO
(IMAGE
SIZE)
(P. QUALITY)
STANDARD
Records still images in the standard image
quality mode.
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Before performing advanced operations
9
(FOCUS)
Item
MODE
(REC
MODE)
±
(FLASH
LEVEL)
Setting
TIFF
Records a TIFF (uncompressed) file in addition
to the JPEG file (page 50).
TEXT
Records a GIF file in black-and-white (page 49).
E-MAIL
Records a small-size (320×240) JPEG file in
addition to the selected image size (page 48).
x NORMAL
Records an image using the normal recording
mode.
HIGH
x NORMAL
LOW
PFX
(P. EFFECT)
(SHARPNESS)
Description
Makes the flash level higher than normal.
Normal setting.
Makes the flash level lower than normal.
SOLARIZE
B&W
SEPIA
NEG.ART
x OFF
Sets the image special effects (page 55).
+2
+1
x 0
–1
–2
Adjusts the sharpness of the image.
The
indicator appears (except when the
setting is 0).
When the mode dial is set to
(MOVING IMAGE is set to
MPEG MOVIE in the setup settings.)
Item
(EV)
Setting
+2.0EV to
–2.0EV
Description
Adjusts the exposure value (page 53).
9
(FOCUS)
∞ (infinite)
7.0 m
3.0 m
1.0 m
0.5 m
x AUTO
Sets the distance to the subject (page 52).
WB
(WHITE
BAL)
HOLD
x AUTO
IN DOOR
OUT DOOR
Sets the white balance (page 54).
ON
x OFF
Adjusts the brightness of the spot to be recorded
(page 57).
(SPOT
METER)
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Item
(IMAGE
SIZE)
PFX
(P. EFFECT)
Setting
Description
320×240
x 160×112
Selects the MPEG image size when recording
moving images (page 45).
SOLARIZE
B&W
SEPIA
NEG.ART
x OFF
Sets the image special effects (page 55).
When the mode dial is set to
(MOVING IMAGE is set to CLIP
MOTION in the setup settings.)
Item
(EV)
Setting
+2.0EV to
–2.0EV
Description
Adjusts the exposure value (page 53).
∞ (infinite)
7.0 m
3.0 m
1.0 m
0.5 m
x AUTO
Sets the distance to the subject (page 52).
WB
(WHITE
BAL)
HOLD
x AUTO
IN DOOR
OUT DOOR
Sets the white balance (page 54).
ON
x OFF
Adjusts the brightness of the spot to be recorded
(page 57).
x NORMAL
MOBILE
Selects the Clip Motion image size (page 45,
51).
(SPOT
METER)
(IMAGE
SIZE)
±
(FLASH
LEVEL)
HIGH
x NORMAL
LOW
PFX
(P. EFFECT)
SOLARIZE
B&W
SEPIA
NEG.ART
x OFF
Makes the flash level higher than normal.
Normal setting.
Makes the flash level lower than normal.
Sets the image special effects (page 55).
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Before performing advanced operations
9
(FOCUS)
Item
(SHARPNESS)
Setting
+2
+1
x 0
–1
–2
Description
Adjusts the sharpness of the image.
The
indicator appears (except when the
setting is 0).
When the mode dial is set to
Item
DELETE
PROTECT
Setting
Description
OK
Deletes the displayed image (page 62).
CANCEL
Cancels deleting of the image.
–
Protects images against accidental erasure
(page 63).
PRINT
–
Marks the print mark on still images (page 66).
SLIDE*
INTERVAL
Sets the slide show interval.
x 3 sec/5 sec/10 sec/30 sec/1 min
REPEAT
x ON/OFF
START
Starts the slide show.
CANCEL
Cancels the slide show.
1600×1200
(DSC-P50)
1280×960
(DSC-P30)
1024×768
640×480
CANCEL
Changes the recorded image size (page 65).
RESIZE*
ROTATE*
Rotates the still image (page 61).
OK
CANCEL
DIVIDE*
OK
CANCEL
∗ Only in single-image mode.
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Divides a moving image (page 67).
Setting the image size (IMAGE SIZE)
1
Set the mode dial to
2
Press MENU.
The menu appears.
3
Select the desired image size from [
v/V.
,
or
.
Still image sizes:
DSC-P50
1600×1200, 1600 (3:2)*, 1024×768, 640×480
DSC-P30
1280×960, 1280(3:2)*, 1024×768, 640×480
∗ The image is recorded in the ratio of three to two to fit the printing paper size. Using this
image size, the margin of an image is not printed out. However, the slight amount of the
upper and lower black portions are displayed on the LCD screen.
Moving image (MPEG movie) sizes:
320×240, 160×112
Clip Motion sizes:
NORMAL (160×120), MOBILE (80×72)
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Before performing advanced operations
] (IMAGE SIZE) and press
The number of images* or the time** that you can record on a “Memory
Stick” (4 MB)
Still images:
Image size
Usage
Quality
STANDARD
FINE
1600×1200 (DSC-P50)
Printing in A4 format
Approx. 7
Approx. 3
1600 (3:2) (DSC-P50)
Printing in 3:2 ratio
Approx. 7
Approx. 3
1280×960 (DSC-P30)
Printing in post card
size
Approx. 11
Approx. 6
1280 (3:2) (DSC-P30)
Printing in 3:2 ratio
Approx. 11
Approx. 6
1024×768
Viewing on web site
Approx. 16
Approx. 10
640×480
Attaching to e-mail
Approx. 57
Approx. 23
Moving images:
Image size
Usage
Number of images or time
320×240
Viewing on web site
Approx. 40 sec.
160×112
Attaching to e-mail
Approx. 160 sec.
MOBILE (80×72)
–
Approx. 200
NORMAL (160×120)***
–
Approx. 20
∗ When MODE (REC MODE) is set to NORMAL.
∗∗ The maximum recording time in continuous recording
∗∗∗ When recording 10 frames per Clip Motion file.
Remaining number of recordable images or recordable time (page 85)
The actual number of remaining images or recordable time may differ depending on the
recording conditions.
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B Various recording
Tips
Records images
according to shooting
conditions (TWILIGHT
mode)
Mode dial:
This camera has a preset TWILIGHT
mode. This mode is suitable for the
night scene.
Under normal recording conditions, the
camera automatically makes various
adjustments, such as those for the focus,
iris, exposure, and white balance, as it
shoots. However, you may not be able to
carry out your desired shooting
depending on shooting conditions. The
TWILIGHT mode provides you with
near-optimum adjustments to suit your
shooting situation.
1
2
Set the mode dial to
.
Allows you to record bright
subjects in dark places without
losing the dark atmosphere of the
surroundings. The shutter speed
becomes slower, so we
recommend that you use a tripod
to prevent shaking.
2
Record the image.
B Various recording
1
To cancel the TWILIGHT
mode
Set the mode dial to
.
Notes
• Set the forced flash when you use the
flash in the TWILIGHT mode.
• When using the TWILIGHT mode, the AF
illuminator (page 25) emits when the flash
mode is set to the forced flash mode.
• You cannot record moving images in the
TWILIGHT mode.
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The number of images that you can
record on a “Memory Stick” (4 MB)
in E-MAIL mode
Recording still
images for e-mail
(E-MAIL)
Mode dial:
Image size
/
In the E-MAIL mode, a small-size
image which is suitable for e-mail
transmission is also recorded at the
same time as recording a normal still
image. (The size of the normal still
image is set using [ ] (IMAGE
SIZE) in the menu settings (page 45).)
1
4
2
3
FINE
1600×1200
(DSC-P50)
Approx. 7 Approx. 3
1600 (3:2)
(DSC-P50)
Approx. 7 Approx. 3
1280×960
(DSC-P30)
Approx.
10
Approx.
5
1280 (3:2)
(DSC-P30)
Approx.
10
Approx.
5
1024×768
Approx.
15
Approx.
9
640×480
Approx.
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Approx.
21
Remaining number of recordable
images (page 85)
1
Set the mode dial to
.
2
Press MENU.
The menu appears.
3
Select [MODE] (REC MODE)
with b/B, [E-MAIL] with v/V.
4
Record the image.
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Quality
STANDARD
or
The actual number of remaining images
may differ depending on the recording
conditions.
To return to normal
recording mode
Select [NORMAL] with v/V in step 3.
Recording text
documents (TEXT)
To return to normal
recording mode
Select [NORMAL] with v/V in step 3.
Mode dial:
Notes
The TEXT mode is suitable for
recording a document to emphasize its
character by the black and white
colors. The LCD screen also turns to
black and white, and the image is
recorded in the GIF format.
1
4
• If the subject is not evenly illuminated, you
may be unable to record a clear image.
• Writing and reading data take more time
than normal recording.
• When the mode dial is set to
, images
can be recorded, but the image may be
bleached out or may be turned black.
• Remaining number of recordable images is
not displayed.
• The number of recordable images is the
same regardless of whether [
]
(P. QUALITY) is set to STANDARD or
FINE.
2
3
1
2
Set the mode dial to
3
Select [MODE] (REC MODE)
with b/B, [TEXT] with v/V.
4
Record the image.
.
B Various recording
Press MENU.
The menu appears.
The number of images that you can
record on a “Memory Stick” (4 MB)
in TEXT mode*
Image size
Number of images
1600×1200
(DSC-P50)
12–68
1600 (3:2)
(DSC-P50)
13–68
1280×960
(DSC-P30)
18–79
1280 (3:2)
(DSC-P30)
20–95
1024×768
26–95
640×480
59–158
∗ The maximum number of recordable
images depends on the document
condition, such as the amount of text
portions.
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Notes
Recording still images
as uncompressed
files (TIFF)
Mode dial:
/
Records the images without
compression, so the image does not
deteriorate. Images recorded in this
mode are suitable for printing with a
high-quality image. The JPEG
(compressed) format image is also
recorded with the TIFF format image.
1
4
2
3
1
Set the mode dial to
.
2
Press MENU.
The menu appears.
3
Select [MODE] (REC MODE)
with b/B, [TIFF] with v/V.
4
Record the image.
The number of images that you
can record on a “Memory Stick”
(8 MB) in TIFF mode is approx. 1.
or
To return to normal
recording mode
Select [NORMAL] with v/V in step 3.
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• JPEG images are recorded in the image
size selected by the [ ] (IMAGE SIZE)
menu (page 45). TIFF images are recorded
in [1600×1200] (DSC-P50) or [1280×960]
(DSC-P30) size other than when [1600
(3:2)] (DSC-P50) or [1280 (3:2)]
(DSC-P30) is selected.
• Writing data takes more time than in
normal recording.
• The supplied “Memory Stick” (4 MB)
does not have sufficient capacity to record
uncompressed images.
Creating Clip Motion
Files
6
Record the image for the first
frame.
Mode dial:
MAKING "CLIP MOTION"
Clip Motion is an animation function
that plays back still images in
succession. The images are stored in
GIF format, which is convenient for
creating home pages or attaching
images to an e-mail.
1,3
6,7
Before carrying out step 8, the
images are temporarily stored in
memory. These images are not
recorded on the “Memory Stick”,
yet.
7
Record the image for the next
frame.
Image recording can be repeated
up to the maximum number of
recordable frames.
8
Press z.
All the frame images are recorded
on the “Memory Stick”.
4
2,5,8
Set the mode dial to SET UP.
The setup screen appears.
2
Select [
] (CAMERA) with
v/V, [MOVING IMAGE] with
B/v/V, [CLIP MOTION] with
v/V, then press z.
3
4
Set the mode dial to
5
Select [ ] (IMAGE SIZE)
with b/B, the desired mode
with v/V.
.
Press MENU.
The menu appears.
NORMAL (160×120)
Clip Motion of up to 10 frames can
be recorded. This is suitable for
use on home pages, etc.
MOBILE (80×72)
Clip Motion of up to 2 frames can
be recorded. This is suitable for
use with portable data terminals.
To delete some or all the
frame images while making
a Clip Motion recording
1 Press the control button b (7) in
step 6 or 7.
The recorded frame images are
played back in turn and stop at the
last image.
2 Press MENU, and select [DELETE
LAST] or [DELETE ALL], then
press z.
3 Select [OK], then press z.
When [DELETE LAST] is selected
in step 2, each time you repeat
steps 1 through 3, the recorded
frame is deleted from the newest
one.
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B Various recording
1
The number of Clip Motion frames
that you can record on a “Memory
Stick” (4 MB)
Image size
Number of
images
NORMAL (160×120)
Approx. 20*
MOBILE (80×72)
Approx. 200
∗ When recording 10 frames per Clip
Motion file
Setting the distance
to the subject
Mode dial:
/
/
Normally the focus is automatically
adjusted. This function is useful when
the auto focus does not work well such
as in dark places.
1
Notes
• You cannot change the image size partway
through a Clip Motion recording.
• Reading and writing data take more time
than normal image recording.
• Due to the limitations of the GIF format,
the number of colors for Clip Motion
images is reduced to 256 colors or less.
Therefore, the picture quality may
deteriorate for some images.
• The file size is reduced in MOBILE mode,
so the picture quality deteriorates.
• GIF files not created on this camera may
not be displayed correctly.
• All the frame images are immediately
recorded on the “Memory Stick” if the
mode dial is switched or the power is
turned off.
2
3
1
Set the mode dial to
or
.
2
Press MENU.
The menu appears.
3
Select [9] (FOCUS) with
b/B, the desired distance
setting with v/V.
You can select from the following
6 focus settings:
AUTO, 0.5 m (1 3/4 feet), 1.0 m
(3 1/4 feet), 3.0 m (9 3/4 feet),
7.0 m (23 feet), ∞ (infinite).
,
To reactivate auto focusing
Select [AUTO] with v/V in step 3.
Notes
• Focal point information may not
completely show the correct distance. Use
the information as a guide.
• If you shoot a subject within 0.5 m
(1 3/4 feet) while the zoom is set to the T
side, you cannot get a clear focus. In such
cases, the focal point information flashes.
Press the zoom W button until the
indicator stops flashing.
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Recording images in
macro
Mode dial:
/
/
The macro recording is used when
zooming up a little subject, such as
flowers, insects.
Adjusting the
exposure
(EXPOSURE)
Mode dial:
/
/
Adjusts the exposure value which is set
in the automatic adjustment.
1
1
2
3
2
Set the mode dial to
or
.
2
Clear the menu, and press
the control button B ( ).
The
(macro) indicator appears
on the LCD screen.
You can record a subject as close
as about 3 cm (1 3/16 inches) from
the lens surface with the zoom set
all the way to the W side, or about
80 cm (31 1/2 inches) with the
zoom set all the way to the T side.
,
To return to normal
recording mode
Press the control button B ( ) again.
The
indicator disappears.
1
Set the mode dial to
.
or
2
Press MENU.
,
The menu appears.
3
Select [ ] (EV) with b/B, the
desired exposure value with
v/V.
Adjust the exposure value while
checking the brightness of the
background.
You can select values ranging from
+2.0 EV to –2.0 EV in steps of
1/3 EV.
Note
If a subject is under extremely bright or dark
situations, or the flash is used, the exposure
adjustment may not be effective.
Note
When recording images in macro, use the
LCD screen. If you record using the finder,
the range visible in the finder may differ
from the actual recording range.
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B Various recording
1
Tips
Normally, the camera automatically
adjusts the exposure. If the color of the
image is too dark or bright as illustrated
below, we recommend that you adjust the
exposure manually. When recording a
backlighted subject or a subject in the
snow, set it toward +, and when recording
a dark subject with fully displayed on the
LCD screen, set it toward –.
Set the exposure
toward +
Adjusting the white
balance (WHITE
BALANCE)
Mode dial:
/
/
Normally, the white balance is
automatically adjusted (AUTO). When
you record with the shooting condition
fixed or under the specific lighting
condition, you can manually adjust the
white balance.
1
2
3
Set the exposure
toward –
1
Set the mode dial to
or
.
2
Press MENU.
The menu appears.
3
Select [WB] (WHITE BAL)
with b/B, the desired setting
with v/V.
,
HOLD
Recording a single-colored subject
or background
AUTO (No indicator)
Adjusts the white balance
automatically
Under fluorescent lighting
IN DOOR (n)
• Places where the lighting
condition changes quickly
• Under bright lighting such as
photography studios
• Under sodium or mercury lamps
OUT DOOR ( )
Recording a sunrise/sunset, night
scene, neon signs, or fireworks
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To reactivate auto adjustment
Select [AUTO] with v/V in step 3.
Enjoying picture
effects (P. EFFECT)
Tips
The image is susceptible to lighting
conditions. The image looks blue under
sunlight in the summer, and looks red
under mercury lamps. Human eyes can
resolve these problems. However, the
camera cannot resolve the problem
without making adjustments. Normally,
the camera adjusts it automatically, but, if
the image appears in strange colors, we
recommend that you change the white
balance mode.
Mode dial:
/
/
You can digitally process images to
obtain special effect.
1
2
3
1
Set the mode dial to
or
.
2
Press MENU.
The menu appears.
3
Select [PFX] (P. EFFECT) with
b/B, the desired mode with
v/V.
,
B&W
The picture is monochrome (black
and white).
SEPIA
The picture is sepia-toned like an
old photograph.
NEG.ART
The color and brightness of the
picture are reversed as in a
negative.
OFF
Does not use the picture effect
function.
To cancel picture effect
Select [OFF] with v/V in step 3.
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B Various recording
SOLARIZE
The light contrast is clearer and the
picture looks like an illustration.
Recording the date
and time on the still
image (DATE/TIME)
Mode dial:
5
Record the image.
The date and time do not appear on
the LCD screen during shooting.
These appear during playback
only.
/
1,4
5
2001
2,3
Notes
1
Set the mode dial to SET UP.
The setup screen appears.
2
Select [
] (CAMERA) with
v/V, [DATE/TIME] with B/v/V,
then press B.
• If you select [DATE] in step 3, the date is
imposed onto the image in the order
selected with “Setting the date and time”
(page 15).
• The date and time are not superimposed
onto moving images or Clip Motion
images.
3
Select the date and time
setting with v/V, then press
z.
DAY & TIME
Imposes the date, hour, and
minute.
DATE
Imposes the year, month, and day.
OFF
Does not impose the date and time.
4
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Set the mode dial to
.
or
Using the spot lightmetering function
Mode dial:
/
/
Use this function when there is
backlight or when there is strong
contrast between the subject and the
background, etc. Position the point you
want to record on the spot lightmetering cross hair.
1
2
1
Set the mode dial to
or
.
2
Press MENU.
The menu appears.
3
Select [
] (SPOT METER)
with b/B, [ON] with v/V.
Position the point you want to
record at the spot light-metering
cross hair.
Record the picture when the
automatic adjustment has been
completed.
,
B Various recording
LCD screen
Spot lightmetering
cross hair
To cancel the spot lightmetering function
Select [OFF] with v/V in step 3.
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B Various playback
• Triple-image screen
Playing back three or
nine images at once
APERTURE VALUE :
SHUTTER SPEED :
EXPOSURE
CLIP VALUE :
F3.8
1/125
0.0
TEXT
Mode dial:
100-0005
You can display multiple images on the
LCD screen at one time using the
zoom buttons.
1
2
1
2
Set the mode dial to
.
Press the zoom W button
repeatedly.
The LCD screen display changes
as follows:
• Single (single-image) screen
100-0001
2001 7 4 10:30PM
FILE BACK/NEXT
• Index (nine-image) screen
CLIP
SINGLE DISPLAY
TEXT
2001 7 4 10:30PM
SINGLE DISPLAY
The image indicated by the yellow
frame in the index screen is
displayed in the middle of the
triple-image screen with the
recording information. To display
the other information, press the
control button v/V.
The following marks are displayed
on each image according to the
image type and settings.
: Moving image file
: E-mail file
: Print mark
- : Protect mark
TEXT: TEXT file
TIFF: TIFF file
CLIP: Clip Motion file
(No mark): Normal recording (no
settings)
To display the next
(previous) index screen
Press the control button v/V/b/B.
To return to normal playback
(single-image)
• Press the zoom T button repeatedly.
• Press the control button z.
Note
When viewing an image recorded in Clip
Motion or TEXT mode on the index screen,
the image may appear different from the
actual image.
Tips
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When the triple-image screen is displayed,
pressing MENU opens the menu including
[PRINT], [PROTECT], and [DELETE].
For details on these items, see pages 62,
63, or 66. To close the menu, press MENU
again. The menu disappears and the
recording information is indicated.
Notes
Enlarging a part of
the still image (Zoom
and trimming)
Mode dial:
1
3
2,4
Set the mode dial to
3
Zoom in/out the image with
the zoom T/W buttons.
4
Press the control button
repeatedly to select the
desired portion of the image.
v: The image moves downward
V: The image moves upward
b: The image moves rightward
B: The image moves leftward
.
Display the image to be
enlarged.
B Various playback
1
2
• You cannot zoom moving images.
• You can zoom images recorded in TEXT
mode, but cannot trim them.
• Zoom scaling is up to 5× regardless of the
original image size.
• The quality of enlarged images may be
deteriorated.
• The original data is left even if you enlarge
the image.
• The enlarged image is recorded as the
newest file.
• If you trim an image, the remaining
“Memory Stick” capacity will be
decreased.
• If the remaining “Memory Stick” capacity
is not sufficient, you may be unable to trim
an image.
• You cannot trim to an image of 3:2.
• You cannot trim uncompressed (TIFF)
images.
To return to the normal size
Press the control button z.
To record an enlarged image
(trimming)
1 Press MENU after zooming.
2 Select [TRIMMING] with B, then
press z.
3 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.
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Playing back the still
images in order
(SLIDE)
Mode dial:
This function is useful for checking the
recorded images or for presentations,
etc.
1
2
3,4
1
2
Set the mode dial to
3
Select [SLIDE] with b/B, then
press z.
Set the following items.
.
Press MENU.
The menu appears.
INTERVAL
You can select from 1 min (one
minute), 30 sec (30 seconds),
10 sec (10 seconds), 5 sec
(5 seconds), or 3 sec (3 seconds).
REPEAT
ON: Plays back images in a
continuous loop.
OFF: After all images have been
played back, the slide show ends.
4
Select [START] with v/V/b/B,
then press z.
The slide show begins.
To cancel the SLIDE SHOW
setting
Select [CANCEL] with v/V/b/B in
step 3, then press z.
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To stop the SLIDE SHOW
playback
Press z, select [EXIT] with B, then
press z.
To skip to the next/previous
image during the SLIDE
SHOW
Select B (next) or b (previous).
Note
The interval setting time may vary
depending on the image size.
Rotating a still image
(ROTATE)
Viewing images on a
TV screen
Mode dial:
Mode dial:
You can rotate the image recorded in
portrait orientation and display it in
landscape orientation.
Before connecting your camera, be
sure to turn off the TV.
Set the TV/VIDEO
switch to “VIDEO”.
1
2
3,4
Set the mode dial to
, and
display the image to rotate.
2
Press MENU.
The menu appears.
3
Select [ROTATE] with b/B,
then press z.
4
Select [
,
] with v/V,
then rotate the image with
b/B. Select [OK] with v/V,
then press z.
To cancel rotation
Select [CANCEL] with v/V in step 4,
then press z.
Notes
• You cannot rotate protected or
uncompressed images, or images recorded
in TEXT mode.
• You may not be able to rotate images
recorded with other equipment.
• Also, when viewing images on a computer,
the image rotation information may not be
reflected depending on the application
software.
to VIDEO OUT
jack
1
Connect the VIDEO
connecting cable to the
VIDEO OUT jack of your
camera and to the video
input jacks of the TV.
2
Turn on the TV and start
playback on your camera.
The playback image appears on
the TV screen.
Notes
• You cannot use a TV that has an antenna
(aerial) connector only.
• When viewing a still image on the TV, the
black band may appear around the image.
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B Various playback
1
VIDEO connecting cable
(supplied)
B Editing
In index mode
Deleting images
(DELETE)
1
W
Mode dial:
2
3,4,5
You can delete unwanted files.
In single-image or tripleimage mode
1
Set the mode dial to
, then
display the index screen with
the zoom W button.
2
Press MENU.
The menu appears.
3
Select [DELETE] with b/B,
then press z.
4
Select [ALL] or [SELECT]
with b/B, then press z.
5
When you select [ALL]
Select [ENTER] with b/B, then
press z.
All the unprotected images are
deleted.
1
W
3
2,4,5
1
2
Set the mode dial to
.
In single-image mode:
Display the image you want to
delete with b/B.
In triple-image mode:
Press the zoom W button twice in
the single-image mode to turn to
the triple-image mode. Display the
image you want to delete with
b/B.
3
Press MENU.
The menu appears.
4
Select [DELETE] with b/B in
single-image mode, or with
v/V in triple-image mode,
then press z.
5
Select [OK] with v/V, then
press z.
The image (or the middlepositioned image in triple-image
mode) is deleted.
When you select [SELECT]
The frame of the selected image
turns green.
1 Select the images to be deleted
with the control button, then
press z.
To cancel, press z again.
Repeat this step to select other
images.
The
(delete) indicator
appears on the selected images.
SET
MENU TO NEXT
2 Press MENU.
3 Select [OK] with b/B, then
press z.
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To cancel deleting
Select [CANCEL] with b/B in step 4
or [EXIT] with b/B in step 5, then
press z.
Note
If there are files on the “Memory Stick” with
names having the same last 4 digits as the
file name of the image to be deleted, these
files are also deleted at the same time.
Preventing accidental
erasure (PROTECT)
Mode dial:
Protects images against accidental
erasure.
In single-image or tripleimage mode
1
W
3
2,4
1
2
Set the mode dial to
.
In triple-image mode
Press the zoom W button twice in
the single-image mode to turn to
the triple-image mode.
Display the image you want to
protect with b/B.
3
Press MENU.
The menu appears.
4
Select [PROTECT] with b/B
in single-image mode, or with
v/V in triple-image mode,
then press z.
The displayed image (or the
middle-positioned image in tripleimage mode) is protected.
The - indicator appears on the
image.
To release protection
Press z again in step 4. - indicator
disappears.
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B Editing
In single-image mode
Display the image you want to
protect with b/B.
3 Select [OK] with b/B, then
press z.
In index mode
1
W
2
3,4,5
1
Set the mode dial to
, then
display the index screen with
the zoom W button.
2
Press MENU.
The menu appears.
3
Select [PROTECT] with b/B,
then press z.
4
Select [ALL] or [SELECT]
with b/B, then press z.
5
When you select [ALL]
Select [ON] with b/B, then press
z.
All the images in the “Memory
Stick” are protected.
When you select [SELECT]
The frame of the selected image
turns green.
1 Select the images to be
protected with the control
button, then press z.
To cancel, press z again.
Repeat this step to select other
images.
The - indicator appears on
the selected images.
-
SET
MENU TO NEXT
2 Press MENU.
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To release protection
If you selected [ALL] in step 4, select
[OFF] with b/B, then press z. If you
selected [SELECT] in step 4, select the
images to be unprotected with v/V/b/
B, then press z. Repeat this step to
select other images. When you have
selected all the images to be
unprotected, press MENU and select
[OK] with b/B, then press z.
To cancel protection
Select [CANCEL] with b/B in step 4
or [EXIT] with b/B in step 5, then
press z.
Notes
Changing the
recorded still image
size (RESIZE)
Mode dial:
You can change the image size of the
recorded image.
1
2
3,4
Set the mode dial to
, then
display the image of which
you want to change the size.
2
Press MENU.
The menu appears.
3
Select [RESIZE] with b/B,
then press z.
4
Select the desired size with
v/V, then press z.
DSC-P50:
1600×1200, 1024×768, 640×480
DSC-P30:
1280×960, 1024×768, 640×480
The resized image is recorded.
B Editing
1
• The original image is retained even after
resizing.
• You cannot change the size of images
recorded in TEXT mode, moving images,
uncompressed images, or Clip Motion
images.
• The resized image is recorded as the
newest file.
• If you resize an image, the remaining
“Memory Stick” capacity will be
decreased.
• When you change from a small size to a
large size, the picture quality deteriorates.
• If the remaining “Memory Stick” capacity
is not sufficient, you may not be able to
resize an image.
• You cannot resize to an image of 3:2.
• When you resize a 3:2 image, the upper
and lower black portions are displayed on
the LCD screen.
To cancel changing the size
Select [CANCEL] with v/V in step 4,
then press z.
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Selecting still images
to print (PRINT)
Mode dial:
To unmark the print mark
Press z again in step 4.
mark
disappears.
In index mode
You can mark a print mark on still
images recorded with your camera.
This mark is convenient when you
have images printed at a shop that
conforms with the DPOF (Digital Print
Order Format) standard.
.
In single-image or tripleimage mode
1
W
2,6
3–5,7
1
Set the mode dial to
, then
display the index screen with
the zoom W button.
2
Press MENU.
The menu appears.
3
Select [PRINT] with b/B, then
press z.
4
Select [SELECT] with b/B,
then press z.
When marking the
mark, you
cannot select [ALL].
The frame of the selected image
turns green.
5
Select the images to be
marked with the control
button, then press z.
To cancel, press z again.
Repeat this step to select other
images. The
mark appears on
the selected image.
1
W
3
2,4
1
2
Set the mode dial to
.
In single-image mode
Display the image you want to
print with b/B.
In triple-image mode
Press the zoom W button twice in
the single-image mode to turn to
the triple-image mode.
Display the image you want to
print with b/B.
3
Press MENU.
The menu appears.
4
Select [PRINT] with b/B in
single-image mode, or with
v/V in triple-image mode,
then press z.
The
(print) mark is marked on
the displayed image (or the
middle-positioned image in tripleimage mode).
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SET
MENU TO NEXT
6
Press MENU.
The menu appears.
7
Select [OK] with b/B, then
press z.
To unmark selected print
marks
Select the images to be unmarked in
step 5 with the control button, then
press z.
To unmark all the print
marks
Select [ALL] with b/B in step 4, then
press z. Select [OFF] with b/B, then
press z.
The
marks on all images are
unmarked.
To cancel marking the print
mark
Select [CANCEL] with b/B in step 4
or select [EXIT] with b/B in step 7,
then press z.
Notes
Mode dial:
You can divide moving images
recorded in MPEG MOVIE mode. This
is convenient when there is not enough
space on a “Memory Stick” or when
attaching moving images to e-mails.
1
2
3–6
1
Set the mode dial to
and
display the moving image
you want to divide.
2
Press MENU.
The menu appears.
3
Select [DIVIDE] with b/B,
then press z, select [OK]
with v/V, then press z.
4
Play the moving image.
If you press z at the divide point,
[c, C] (frame forward, frame
reverse), [OK], [CANCEL] and
[EXIT] appear on the screen. If
you select [c, C] with v/V,
you can finely adjust the divide
location using b/B.
If you select [CANCEL], moving
image playback restarts and you
can reselect the divide location.
5
When you have decided the
divide point, select [OK] with
v/V then press z.
6
[OK], [CANCEL] and [EXIT]
appear on the screen. Select
[OK] with v/V, then press z.
The moving image file is divided.
B Editing
• You cannot mark moving images, Clip
Motion images or images recorded in
TEXT mode.
• If you mark an image recorded in TIFF
mode with a print mark, only the
uncompressed image is printed, and the
JPEG image recorded at the same time is
not printed.
• In E-mail mode, a print mark is marked on
the normal size image that is recorded at
the same time.
Dividing a moving
image file (DIVIDE)
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You cannot divide the
following types of files:
• Clip Motion files
• Still image files
• Moving image files that are too short
to divide
The file number changes as
follows when you divide a
file.
<eg.> If you divide the
MOV00003.mpg file, the divided file
numbers become MOV00004.mpg and
MOV00005.mpg, and
MOV00003.mpg is skipped. The
divided files are saved as the latest
files.
1
2
Step 1: Divide the unwanted scene A.
1
A
MOV00002.mpg
B
3
DIVIDE point
Step 2: Divide the unwanted scene B.
MOV00004.mpg
1
3
A
MOV00005.mpg
B
DIVIDE point
Step 3:Delete the unwanted scenes
A and B.
MOV00003.mpg
MOV00004.mpg
1
3
A
MOV00007.mpg
MOV00006.mpg
B
DIVIDE point
DELETE
MOV00004.mpg
1
2
DELETE
Step 4:Only the desired scene
remains.
MOV00005.mpg
1
3
MOV00006.mpg
Divided at the designated point
Notes
To cancel file division
Press [EXIT]. The image playback
screen appears.
To delete unwanted portions
1 Display the portion of the moving
image you want to delete and press
MENU.
2 Select [DELETE] with b/B, then
press z.
3 Select [OK] with v/V, then press
z.
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• You cannot divide Clip Motion files.
• You cannot recombine divided files.
• The original undivided file is not saved.
Changing the setup settings (SETUP)
Set the mode dial to SET UP. The setup screen appears. You can set up the following
items with the control button. Factory settings are indicated with x.
CAMERA
Item
Setting
Description
MOVING
IMAGE
x MPEG MOVIE Records the MPEG movie (pages 26, 51).
DATE/TIME
DAY & TIME
DATE
x OFF
CLIP MOTION Records the Clip Motion.
DIGITAL ZOOM x ON
Uses digital zoom (page 23).
OFF
RED EYE
REDUCTION
Sets whether to insert the date and time into
the image (page 56).
Does not use digital zoom.
ON
x OFF
Reduces the red-eye phenomenon (page 24).
AF
x ON
ILLUMINATOR
OFF
Uses when it is hard to focus on the subject
under dark situations (page 25).
Item
FORMAT
FILE NUMBER
Setting
Formats a “Memory Stick”.
Note that formatting erases all the
information recorded on a “Memory Stick”,
including even erasure protected images
(page 83).
CANCEL
Cancels formatting of a “Memory Stick”.
x SERIES
RESET
/
LANGUAGE
CLOCK SET
Description
OK
x ENGLISH
/JPN
OK
CANCEL
Assigns numbers to files in sequence even if
the “Memory Stick” is changed.
Resets the file numbering each time the
“Memory Stick” is changed.
Displays the menu items in English.
Displays the menu items in Japanese.
Sets the date and time (Perform the
procedure from step 3 on page 15).
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B Editing
SETUP 1
SETUP 2
Item
Setting
Description
LCD
BRIGHTNESS
BRIGHT
x NORMAL
DARK
Selects the LCD brightness.
This has no effect on the recorded images.
LCD
BACKLIGHT
BRIGHT
x NORMAL
Displayed only when using your camera
with the battery pack:
Selects the brightness of the LCD backlight.
Lets you set the brightness of the LCD
backlight to [BRIGHT] or [NORMAL].
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.
SHUTTER
Turns on the shutter sound only. (The shutter
sound is heard when you press the shutter
button.)
BEEP
x ON
VIDEO OUT
USB CONNECT
Turns on the beep/shutter sound (when you
press the control button/shutter button).
OFF
Turns off the beep/shutter sound.
NTSC
Sets the video output signal to NTSC mode
(e.g., Japan, the USA) (page 74).
PAL
Sets the video output signal to PAL mode
(e.g., Europe) (page 74).
PTP
Switches the USB mode (page 30).
x NORMAL
POWER SAVE
x ON
OFF
DEMO
x ON/STBY
OFF
Set to ON to extend the battery life when
operating the camera with batteries.
When POWER SAVE is set to ON, the time
from when you press the shutter button until
the image is recorded is longer than normal
(pages 11, 88).
The LCD screen turns off while the flash is
charging.
Displayed only when you use your camera
with the AC power adaptor. [DEMO] is set
to [STBY] at the factory and the
demonstration starts about 10 minutes after
you have set the mode dial to
or
. To
cancel the demonstration, turn off the power.
Notes on [DATE/TIME]
• The date and time do not appear on the LCD screen during shooting. These appear during
playback.
• The date and time are not superimposed onto moving images and Clip Motion images.
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Additional information
How to prevent moisture
condensation
Precautions
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).
On cleaning
Cleaning the LCD screen
Wipe the screen surface with a cleaning
cloth (not supplied) or a LCD cleaning kit
(not supplied) to remove fingerprints, dust,
etc.
Cleaning the camera surface
Clean the camera surface with a soft cloth
slightly moistened with water, then wipe the
surface dry. Do not use any type of solvent
such as thinner, alcohol or benzine as this
may damage the finish or the casing.
After using your camera at the
seashore or other dusty locations
Clean your camera carefully. Otherwise, the
salty air may corrode the metal fittings or
dust may enter the inside of your camera,
causing a malfunction.
Note on operating
temperature
On moisture condensation
If the camera is brought directly from a cold
to a warm location, or is placed in a very
damp room, moisture may condense inside
or outside the camera. Should this occur, the
camera will not operate properly.
Moisture condensation occurs
easily when:
• The camera is brought from a cold location
such as a ski slope into a warmly heated
room.
• The camera is taken from an airconditioned room or car interior to the hot
outdoors, etc.
Turn off the camera and wait about an hour
for the moisture to evaporate. Note that if
you attempt to record with moisture
remaining inside the lens, you will be unable
to record clear images.
On AC power adaptor (not
supplied)
• Unplug the unit from the wall outlet
(mains) when you are not using the unit for
a long time.
• To disconnect the power cord (mains lead),
pull it out by the plug. Never pull the
power cord (mains lead) itself.
• Do not operate the unit with a damaged
cord (mains lead) or if the unit has been
dropped or damaged.
• Do not bend the power cord (mains lead)
forcibly, or place a heavy object on it. This
will damage the cord (mains lead) and may
cause fire or electrical shock.
• Prevent metallic objects from coming into
contact with the metal parts of the
connecting section. If this happens, a short
may occur and the unit may be damaged.
• Always keep metal contacts clean.
• Do not disassemble the unit.
• Do not apply mechanical shock or drop the
unit.
• While the unit is in use, particularly during
charging, keep it away from AM receivers
and video equipment. AM reception and
video operation are disturbed.
• The unit becomes warm during use. This is
not a malfunction.
• Do not place the unit in locations that are:
— Extremely hot or cold
— Dusty or dirty
— Very humid
— Vibrating
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Additional information
Your camera is designed for use between the
temperatures of 0°C and 40°C (32°F and
104°F). Recording in extremely cold or hot
places that exceed this range is not
recommended.
If moisture condensation occurs
On battery pack (not supplied)
• Use only the specified charger with the
charging function.
• To prevent accident from a short circuit, do
not allow metal objects to come into
contact with the battery terminals.
• Keep the battery pack away from fire.
• Never expose the battery pack to
temperatures above 60°C (140°F), such as
in a car parked in the sun or under direct
sunlight.
• Keep the battery pack dry.
• Do not expose the battery pack to any
mechanical shock.
• Do not disassemble nor modify the battery
pack.
• Install the battery pack to the camera
securely.
• Charging while some capacity remains
does not affect the original battery
capacity.
If any problem occurs, unplug your camera
and contact your nearest Sony dealer.
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 constantly 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 (mains)
with the AC power adaptor (not supplied),
or install a charged battery pack or new
alkaline batteries, and leave the camera for
24 hours or more with the POWER button
set to OFF.
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On “Memory Sticks”
“Memory Stick” is a new compact, portable
and versatile IC recording medium with a
data capacity that exceeds a floppy disk.
“Memory Stick” is specially designed for
exchanging and sharing digital data among
“Memory Stick” compatible products.
Because it is removable, “Memory Stick”
can also be used for external data storage.
There are two types of “Memory Sticks”:
general “Memory Sticks” and “MagicGate
Memory Sticks” that are equipped with the
MagicGate* copyright protection
technology.
You can use both types of “Memory Stick”
with your camera. However, because your
camera does not support the MagicGate
standards, data recorded with your camera is
not subject to MagicGate copyright
protection.
∗ MagicGate is copyright protection
technology that uses encryption
technology.
Notes
• Do not remove the “Memory Stick” while
reading or writing data.
• Data may be damaged if:
— you remove the “Memory Stick” or turn
off your camera while reading or
writing data.
— you use the “Memory Stick” in a
location subject to the effects of static
electricity or noise.
• Do not attach any other material than the
supplied label on the labeling position.
• Attach the label so that it does not stick out
from the proper attachment location.
• When you carry or store the “Memory
Stick,” put it in its supplied case.
• Do not touch the terminals of a “Memory
Stick” with your hand or a metal object.
• Do not strike, bend or drop the “Memory
Stick.”
• Do not disassemble or modify the
“Memory Stick.”
• Do not allow the “Memory Stick” to get
wet.
“Memory Stick”,
, “MagicGate
Memory Stick” and
are trademarks of
Sony Corporation.
“MagicGate” and
are
trademarks of Sony Corporation.
About “InfoLITHIUM”
battery pack (not
supplied)
What is the “InfoLITHIUM” battery
pack?
The “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack (not
supplied) is a lithium-ion battery pack that
has functions for communicating
information related to operating conditions
between your camera and the AC power
adaptor (not supplied).
The “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack
calculates the power consumption according
to the operating conditions of your camera,
and displays the remaining battery time in
minutes.
Charging the battery pack
Effective use of the battery pack
• 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 use the battery pack longer:
— Put the battery pack in a pocket close to
your body to warm it up, and insert it in
your camera immediately before you
start taking shots.
Remaining battery time indicator
• If the power goes off although the battery
remaining indicator indicates that the
battery pack has enough power to operate,
charge the battery pack fully again so that
the indication on the battery remaining
indicator is correct. Note, however, that the
correct battery indication sometimes will
not be restored if it is used in high
temperatures for a long time or left in a
fully charged state, or the battery pack is
frequently used. Regard the remaining
battery time indication as the approximate
shooting time.
How to store the battery pack
• If the battery pack will not be used for a
long time, use up the battery pack after
fully charging it once per year. Remove the
battery pack from your camera, then store
it in a dry, cool place. This is to maintain
the battery pack’s functions.
• To use the battery pack up on your camera,
leave the POWER to on in slide show
playback mode until the power goes off.
Battery life
• The battery life is limited. Battery capacity
decreases little by little as you use it more
and more, and as time passes. When the
battery operating time is shortened
considerably, a probable cause is that the
battery pack has reached the end of its life.
Please buy a new battery pack.
• The battery life varies according to how it
is stored and operating conditions and
environment for each battery pack.
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Additional information
• Be sure to charge the battery pack before
you start using your camera.
• We recommend charging the battery pack in
an ambient temperature of between 10°C to
30°C (50°F to 86°F) until the /CHG lamp
goes out, indicating that the battery pack is
fully charged. If you charge the battery
pack outside of this temperature range, you
may not be able to efficiently charge the
battery pack.
• After charging is completed, disconnect
the AC power adaptor from the DC IN jack
on your camera or remove the battery
pack.
• Frequently using the LCD panel or
frequently operating the zoom wears out
the battery pack faster.
• Be certain to turn the POWER to off when
not taking shots or playing back on your
camera.
• We recommend having spare batteries
handy for two or three times the expected
shooting time, and make a trial shots
before taking the actual shots.
• Do not expose the battery pack to water.
The battery pack is not water-resistant.
PAL-M system
Using your camera
abroad
Power sources
You can use your camera in any
country or area with the battery charger
(not 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 (mains) [b].
AC-LS1A
Watching the playback picture on
TV
If you want to view the playback
picture on a TV, you need a TV having
a video input jack and a video
connecting cable.
The color system of the TV must be
the same as that of your digital still
camera. Check the following list:
NTSC system
Bahama Islands, Bolivia, Canada,
Central America, Chile, Columbia,
Ecuador, Jamaica, Japan, Korea,
Mexico, Peru, Surinam, Taiwan, the
Philippines, the U.S.A., Venezuela, etc.
PAL system
Australia, Austria, Belgium, China,
Denmark, Finland, Germany, Great
Britain, Holland, Hong Kong, Italy,
Kuwait, Malaysia, New Zealand,
Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Spain,
Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, etc.
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Brazil
PAL-N system
Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay
SECAM system
Bulgaria, Czech Republic, France,
Guiana, Hungary, Iran, Iraq, Monaco,
Poland, Russia, Slovak Republic,
Ukraine, etc.
Troubleshooting
If you experience trouble with your camera, first check the following items. Should
your camera still not operate properly after you have made these checks, press the
reset button located on the bottom. (If you press the reset button, the date and time
setting is cleared.) Should your camera still not operate properly, consult your Sony
dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. If code displays (C:ss
ss:ss
ss ss)
ss
appear on the LCD screen, the self-diagnosis display function is working
(page 83).
Symptom
The power is not turned on
if you press the POWER
button.
Cause and/or Solution
t Press and hold down the POWER button for
approximately one second.
• The battery level is low (the E indicator appears
on the LCD screen).
t Replace the alkaline batteries or charge the
battery pack (pages 10, 12).
• The AC power adaptor is not connected securely.
t Connect it firmly to the DC IN jack of your
camera and a wall outlet (mains) (pages 12, 14).
• The built-in microcomputer is not working
properly.
t Disconnect and then reconnect all power
sources after one minute. Then turn the power
on and check that the camera works properly.
Press the reset button located on the bottom
using a sharp-pointed object.
Your camera cannot
record images.
• You cannot record images while charging the flash.
• The mode dial is set to
or SET UP.
,
or
(pages 19, 26).
t Set it to
• No “Memory Stick” has been inserted into your
camera.
t Insert a “Memory Stick” (page 17).
• The write-protect tab on the “Memory Stick” is set
to LOCK.
t Set it to the recording position.
The LCD screen does not
light when the power is
turned on.
• The power was turned off with the LCD screen set
to OFF the last time the camera was used.
t The camera retains the settings from the last
time it was used. If you turn the power off with
the LCD screen set to OFF, the LCD is still set
to OFF the next time you turn the power on.
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Additional information
Your camera does not
work.
Symptom
Cause and/or Solution
The picture is out of focus.
• Your camera is not in macro recording mode when
you shoot a subject that is about 3 to 25 cm (1 3/16
to 9 27/32 inches) from the lens.
t Set the macro recording mode (page 53).
• The focus preset is selected.
t Cancel the function (page 52).
The resizing function does
not work.
• You cannot resize moving images, text images, Clip
Motion and uncompressed images.
Images recorded in TEXT
mode are blurry.
• Light is not striking the subject evenly.
t Adjust so that the lighting strikes the subject
evenly.
You cannot record images
in TEXT mode.
• The mode dial is set to
t Set the mode dial to
You cannot display a print
mark.
• You cannot display print marks on moving images,
text images and Clip Motion images.
The picture is noisy.
• Your camera is placed near a TV or other
equipment that uses strong magnets.
t Move your camera away from the TV, etc.
The picture is too dark.
• You are shooting a subject with a light source
behind the subject.
t Adjust the exposure (page 53).
• The brightness of the LCD screen is too low.
t Adjust the brightness of the LCD screen
(page 70).
The flash does not work.
• The flash is set to
.
t Set the flash to auto (no indicator) or
(page 24).
• The mode dial is set to
.
t Set the flash to .
• The mode dial is set to
, SETUP or
MOVIE).
.
t Set it to
.
.
The date and time are
recorded incorrectly.
• The date and time are not set correctly.
t Set the correct date and time (page 15).
Vertical streaks appear
when you are shooting a
very bright subject.
• The smear phenomenon is happening.
t This is not a malfunction.
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(MPEG
Cause and/or Solution
The battery life is short.
• You are recording/playing back images under
extremely cold temperatures.
• The battery pack is not charged enough.
t Charge the battery pack fully.
• Alkaline batteries or the battery pack is dead.
t Replace the battery (page 10).
• You are not using the recommended batteries.
t Use the recommended batteries (pages 10, 88).
The battery remaining
indicator is incorrect.
Or sufficient battery
remaining indicator is
displayed but the power
runs out soon. (when
using the “InfoLITHIUM”
battery pack)
• You have used the camera for a long time in an
extremely hot or an extremely cold location.
• The battery pack is dead.
t Replace the battery pack with a new one
(page 73).
• The battery pack is discharged.
t Install a charged battery pack (pages 10, 12).
• A deviation has occurred in the remaining battery
time.
t Fully charge the battery pack (page 12).
You cannot charge the
battery pack.
• The camera is turned on.
t Turn the camera off (page 12).
The /CHG lamp flashes
during charging the
battery pack.
• The battery pack is not installed correctly.
t Install the battery pack correctly (page 10).
• The battery pack has malfunctioned.
t Contact your Sony dealer or local authorized
Sony service facility.
Digital zoom does not
function.
• The digital zoom cannot be used when recording a
moving image with [MOVING IMAGE] set to
[MPEG MOVIE], or the LCD screen is OFF.
• [DIGITAL ZOOM] is set to [OFF].
t Set [DIGITAL ZOOM] to [ON] in the menu
settings.
Your camera cannot play
back images.
• The mode dial is set to
,
,
(pages 28, 29).
t Set it to
The image is interfered by
noise when you play back
an image on a personal
computer.
• You are playing back the file directly from the
“Memory Stick.”
t Copy the file to the hard disk of the personal
computer and then play back the file from the
hard disk (page 35).
The image cannot be
played back on a personal
computer.
t Consult the personal computer or software
manufacturer.
or SET UP.
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Additional information
Symptom
Symptom
Cause and/or Solution
Your camera cannot delete
an image.
• The image is protected.
t Cancel the protection (page 63).
The power turns off
suddenly.
• If you do not operate the camera for about three
minutes while the power is on, the camera turns off
automatically to prevent wearing down the battery
(page 11).
t The auto-power off function (page 11) is
activated. Turn on the camera.
• The battery is discharged.
t Replace it with a charged battery or new
alkaline batteries.
The image does not
appear on the TV screen.
• The video output signal setting of your camera is
incorrect.
t Change the setting (page 70).
A file error occurs when
you play back a file.
• The image size is larger than 1600×1200 (DSCP50) or 1280×960 (DSC-P30).
The picture is
monochrome (black and
white).
• The camera is set to TEXT mode.
t Cancel TEXT mode (page 49).
• P. EFFECT is set to B&W mode.
t Cancel B&W mode (page 55).
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Cause and/or Solution
Your personal computer
does not recognize your
camera.
• The battery level is low.
t Use the AC power adaptor (not supplied)
(page 14).
• The camera is turned off.
t Turn on the camera.
• The USB cable is not connected firmly.
t Disconnect the USB cable, and connect it again
firmly. Make sure that “USB MODE” is
displayed on the LCD screen (pages 32, 34).
• The USB connectors on your personal computer are
connected to other equipment besides the keyboard,
the mouse, and your camera.
t Disconnect the USB cables except for the ones
connected to the keyboard, the mouse, and your
camera.
• The USB driver is not installed.
t Install the USB driver (page 32).
• [USB CONNECT] is set to [PTP] in the setup
settings.
t Set it to [NORMAL] (page 70).
• Since the camera is connected to a computer with
the USB cable before installing the USB driver, the
drive is not recognized by the computer.
t Delete the drive which is not recognized, then
install the USB driver. For details, see the
procedure on page 80.
No function works though
the power is on.
t Remove the battery pack, then install it again
after about one minute. If the function still do
not work, press the reset button located on the
bottom using a sharp-pointed object. (If you
press the reset button, the date and time setting
is cleared.)
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Additional information
Symptom
Reinstall the USB driver when using Windows 98, Windows
98SE, Windows Me and Windows 2000 Professional
Perform all steps without skipping.
1
2
Turn on your computer and allow Windows to load.
3
4
Insert a “Memory Stick”.
5
Open “Device Manager” on Windows.
For Windows 98, Windows 98SE and Windows Me users:
Connect the USB jack on the camera and the computer with the
supplied USB cable.
Connect the AC power adaptor to your camera and then to a wall
outlet (mains), and turn on the power of your camera.
1 Open [Control Panel] from [
My Computer], then double-click
[System].
2 “System properties” is displayed. Click the [Device Manager] tab located at
the top.
3 Click [
Sony DSC] in [ Other devices], then click the [Delete (E)]
button located at the lower-right corner.
For Windows 2000 Professional users:
* Log in with the permission of administrator.
1 Open [Control Panel] from [
My Computer], then double-click
[System].
2 “System properties” is displayed. Click the [Hardware] tab located at the top,
then click the [Device Manager (D)] button.
3 Click [View] in [Device Manager], then click [Devices by type (E)].
4 Right-click [
Sony DSC] in [
Other devices], then click [Delete (E)].
6
After the message appears to verify that you delete the device, click
“OK.”
7
Turn off the camera, disconnect the USB cable, and restart the
computer.
8
Install the USB driver in the supplied CD-ROM to the computer
following the procedure on page 32.
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Warning and notice messages
Various messages appear on the LCD screen. Check the corresponding descriptions
in the following list.
Message
Meaning
No “Memory Stick” has been inserted.
SYSTEM ERROR
Turn the power off and on again.
MEMORY STICK ERROR
• The inserted “Memory Stick” cannot
be used with your camera, or is
damaged.
• The “Memory Stick” is not inserted
correctly.
FORMAT ERROR
Failed to format the “Memory Stick.”
MEMORY STICK LOCKED
The write-protect tab on the “Memory
Stick” is set to the LOCK position.
NO MEMORY SPACE
The capacity of the “Memory Stick” is
full, and you cannot record images.
NO FILE
No image has been recorded on the
“Memory Stick.”
FILE ERROR
An error occurred while playing back the
image.
FILE PROTECT
The image is protected against erasure.
DIRECTORY ERROR
A directory with the same name already
exists on the “Memory Stick.”
IMAGE SIZE OVER
You are playing back an image of a size
that cannot be played back with your
camera.
INVALID OPERATION
You are playing back a file that was
created on equipment other than your
camera.
E
The battery level is low or zero.
Depending on the conditions of use or
the type of battery pack, the indicator
may flash even though there is still 5 to
20 minutes of remaining battery time
left.
CANNOT DIVIDE
• The file is not long enough to be
divided.
• The file is not a moving image.
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Additional information
NO MEMORY STICK
Message
Meaning
The amount of light is not sufficient or
the shutter speed is too slow. (Mount the
camera on a tripod or otherwise secure
the camera in place.)
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Self-diagnosis display
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 digits of numbers. If this occurs, check the
following code chart. The code informs you of the
camera’s current condition. The last two digits
(indicated by ss) will differ depending on the
state of the camera.
C:32:ss
Self-diagnosis display
• C:ss:ss
You can reverse the camera
malfunction yourself.
• E:ss:ss
Contact your Sony dealer or local
authorized Sony service facility.
Cause and/or Corrective Action
C:32:ss
• There is trouble with your camera’s hardware.
t Turn the power off and on again.
C:13:ss
• An unformatted “Memory Stick” is inserted.
t Format the “Memory Stick” (page 69).
• The inserted “Memory Stick” cannot be used with your
camera, or is damaged.
t Insert a new “Memory Stick” (page 17).
• The camera cannot read or write data on the “Memory
Stick.”
t Re-insert the “Memory Stick” several times.
E:92:ss
• You are using a battery pack that is not “InfoLITHIUM”
compatible.
t Use an “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack.
• You installed or removed the “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack
when using the AC adapter.
t Turn the power of and on again.
• A camera malfunction that you cannot reverse has occurred.
t Contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony
service facility and inform them of the 5-digit service
code. (example: E:92:10)
E:61:ss
E:91:ss
• A camera malfunction that you cannot reverse has occurred.
t Contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony
service facility and inform them of the 5-digit service
code. (example: E:61:10)
If you are unable to solve the problem even after trying the corrective
actions a few times and when the camera is not reset even if you press the
reset button located on the bottom, contact your Sony dealer or local
authorized Sony service facility.
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Additional information
First three digits
Specifications
System
Image device
6.64 mm (1/2.7 type) color
CCD
Lens
3× zoom lens
f = 6.4 – 19.2 mm (9/32 –
25/32 inches)
(41 – 123 mm (1 5/8 – 4 7/8
inches) when converted into a
35 mm still camera)
F = 3.8 – 3.9
Exposure control
Automatic exposure
White balance
Automatic, Indoor, Outdoor,
Hold
Data system
Movie: MPEG1
Still: JPEG, GIF (in TEXT
mode, Clip Motion), TIFF
Recording medium
“Memory Stick”
Flash
Recommended recording
distance (ISO is set to AUTO):
0.3 m to 2.0 m
(11 13/16 inches to
6 feet 6 3/4 inches)
Output connector
VIDEO OUT
Minijack
Video: 1 Vp-p, 75 Ω,
unbalanced, sync negative
USB jack
mini-B
LCD screen
Used LCD panel
1.5 type TFT (Thin Film
Transistor active matrix) drive
Total number of dots
123 200 (560×220) dots
General
Used battery
Two size AA alkaline
batteries: 3 V
NP-FS11: 3.6 V (not supplied)
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Power consumption
(during recording)
2.8 W
Operation temperature
0°C to 40°C
(32°F to 104°F)
Storage temperature
–20°C to +60°C
(–4°F to +140°F)
Maximum dimensions
126×61.2×53.7 mm
(5×2 1/2×2 1/8 inches)
(w/h/d)
Mass
Approx. 260 g (9.2 oz)
(including two size AA
batteries, “Memory Stick,”
wrist strap and lens cap etc.)
AC-LS1A AC power
adaptor (not supplied)
Power requirements
100 to 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
Rated output voltage
DC 4.2 V, 1.5 A in operating
mode
Operation temperature
0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Storage temperature
–20°C to +60°C
(–4°F to +140°F )
Maximum dimensions
105×36×56 mm
(4 1/4×1 7/16×2 1/4 inches)
(w/h/d) (excluding maximum
protrusions)
Mass
Approx. 180 g (6 oz)
NP-FS11 battery pack
(not supplied)
Used battery
Lithium ion battery
Maximum voltage
DC 4.2 V
Nominal voltage
DC 3.6 V
Capacity
4.1 Wh (1 140 mAh)
Accessories
VIDEO connecting cable (1)
Size AA alkaline batteries (2)
USB cable (1)
Lens cap (1)
Lens cap strap (1)
Wrist strap (1)
“Memory Stick” (4 MB) (1)
CD-ROM (USB driver
SPVD-004) (1)
Operating Instructions (1)
Design and specifications are
subject to change without
notice.
LCD screen indicators
The indicators during recording still images
8 90 qaqsqdqf
1
2
3
4
5
6
min
SOLARIZE
7
+
EV
WB
ISO
qg
qh
qj
qk
ql
w;
wa
A Battery remaining indicator
L TWILIGHT mode indicator
B Flash mode/red eye reduction/
white balance/AF illuminator
indicator
M Remaining number of
recordable images indicator/
Self-diagnosis function
indicator
C Date/time/ISO number indicator
D Sharpness indicator
F AF frame
G Spot light-metering cross hair
N Remaining memory capacity
indicator
H AE/AF lock indicator
O Macro /focus mode 9
indicator/Focus preset value
I Recording mode indicator
P EV level indicator
J Image size indicator
Q Aperture value indicator
K Image quality indicator
R Shutter speed indicator
S Self-timer indicator
T Light amount warning indicator
U Menu and guide menu
Pressing MENU switches the
menu on/off.
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Additional information
E Picture effect indicator
The actual number of remaining
images may differ depending on
the recording conditions.
The indicators during recording moving images
45 6 7
1
2
3
min
STBY
SOLARIZE
+2.0EV
+
EV
A Battery remaining indicator
B White balance indicator
C Picture effect indicator
D Recording mode indicator
E Image size indicator
F Recording time [maximum
recordable time] indicator/
Self-diagnosis function
indicator
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WB
8
9
0
qa
qs
G Remaining memory capacity
indicator
H Macro /focus mode 9
indicator/Focus preset value
I EV level indicator
J Self-timer indicator
K Spot light-metering cross hair
L Menu and guide menu
Pressing MENU switches the
menu on/off.
When playing back still images
45 6 7
120min
1
2
640
8
11/12
x1.3
9
3
FILE BACK/NEXT
G Number of stored images in
“Memory Stick”
A Protect/print mark indicator
B Zoom scaling indicator
H Remaining memory capacity
indicator
C File name
D Recording mode indicator
I Recording date of the playback
image/menu and guide menu
E Image size indicator
F Image number
When playing back moving images
12
4
Additional information
60min
3
320
6/8
0:12
5
6
7
DELETE PROTECT PRINT
SLIDE
8
OK
A Recording mode indicator
E Counter
B Image size indicator
F Playback image
C Image number/number of
stored images in “Memory
Stick”
G Play bar
H Menu and guide menu
D Remaining memory capacity
indicator
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Notes on Using
Batteries
Power save mode
When operating the camera with size
AA alkaline batteries, set POWER
SAVE in the SET UP screen to ON.
This increases the battery efficiency
and life when recording still images.
When POWER SAVE is ON
• The LCD screen turns off while the
flash is charging (while the /CHG
lamp is flashing). When the camera is
turned on for the first time after being
left unused for a long period of time,
the flash will take longer than usual
to charge.
• The time from when you press the
shutter button until the image is
recorded is slightly longer than when
POWER SAVE is OFF.
• The focus is only aligned when the
shutter button is depressed halfway,
even when auto focusing is activated.
Power save mode
• The factory setting is ON (page 70).
• Power save mode is also effective
when using an “InfoLITHIUM”
battery pack (NP-FS11, not
supplied), but in this case recording
can be performed more comfortably
by setting POWER SAVE in the SET
UP screen to OFF.
Handling precautions for size
AA batteries
• The batteries may be hot
immediately after using the camera.
Wait until the batteries have cooled
before removing them.
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• Remove the batteries when you will
not be using the camera for a long
time.
• Do not disassemble batteries, short
the terminals with metallic objects, or
place batteries in or near heat
sources.
• Be sure to replace both batteries at
the same time. In addition, do not
mix new and old batteries or different
types of batteries such as alkaline and
nickel metal hydride batteries.
Batteries that can be used
• “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack
(NP-FS11) (recommended, not
supplied)
• Size AA alkaline batteries (2)
• Size AA nickel metal hydride
batteries (2) (not supplied)
• Size AA nickel-cadmium batteries
(2) (not supplied)
Notes
• When using size AA alkaline batteries, we
recommend Sony Stamina alkaline
batteries. Other batteries may not bring out
the full performance of the camera.
• When using the camera in low temperature
environments, use the “InfoLITHIUM”
battery pack (NP-FS11, not supplied). The
performance of alkaline batteries drops
significantly at low temperatures, making
use impossible.
• Nickel metal hydride batteries and nickelcadmium batteries can be used, but the
battery remaining time may not be
displayed correctly.
• Manganese and primary lithium batteries
cannot be used with the camera.
J
R
Index
JPEG ......................... 19, 38
A
L
Adjusting the exposure ... 53
AE/AF lock..................... 19
Auto power-off
function ...................... 11
Auto red-eye
reduction............... 24, 69
LCD screen ..................... 85
LCD screen indicators .... 85
REC MODE.................... 42
Recording
Clip Motion ................ 51
E-mail mode ............... 48
images in macro ......... 53
moving images ........... 26
still images.................. 19
TEXT mode................ 49
TIFF mode.................. 50
with the flash .............. 24
RESIZE........................... 65
ROTATE......................... 61
B
Battery
battery life .................. 13
battery remaining
indicator...................... 85
charging...................... 12
installing ..................... 10
BEEP............................... 70
C
Charging the battery
pack ............................ 12
Cleaning .......................... 71
Clip Motion..................... 51
Control button........... 18, 39
D
DELETE ......................... 62
Digital zoom ................... 23
DPOF .............................. 66
E
F
File name ........................ 37
FILE NUMBER.............. 69
FLASH LEVEL ........ 24, 42
Focus preset .................... 52
FORMAT........................ 69
G
GIF ...................... 38, 49, 51
I
Image
Deleting ...................... 62
Print mark................... 66
Protect ........................ 63
Size ............................. 45
INDEX screen................. 58
“InfoLITHIUM” battery
pack ............................ 10
Macro recording.............. 53
“Memory Stick”
formatting ................... 69
inserting...................... 17
Number of recordable
images .............46, 48-52
Menu ............................... 40
MOBILE mode ............... 51
Mode dial .................. 18, 39
Moisture condensation.... 71
Moving images
playing back ............... 29
recording .................... 26
MPEG ....................... 26, 38
N
NTSC system .................. 74
Number of recordable
images
Clip Motion ................ 52
E-mail mode ............... 48
Image size................... 46
TEXT mode................ 49
TIFF mode.................. 50
P
PAL system..................... 74
Picture effect ................... 55
Playing back
INDEX screen ............ 58
moving images ........... 29
Slide show .................. 60
still images ................. 28
POWER button ............... 15
Power save mode ............ 11
Power supply
AC power adaptor ...... 14
battery pack ................ 12
PRINT MARK................ 66
PROTECT....................... 63
Q
Quick Review ................. 22
S
SECAM system .............. 74
Self-diagnosis display ..... 83
Self-timer .................. 23, 27
SET UP ........................... 69
Setting date and time ...... 15
SHARPNESS.................. 42
Single display.................. 58
SLIDE SHOW ................ 60
Spot light-metering ......... 57
Still images
playback ..................... 28
recording..................... 19
T
TEXT .............................. 49
TIFF .......................... 38, 50
TV color system.............. 74
TWILIGHT..................... 47
U
USB................................. 32
Using your camera
abroad ......................... 74
V
Viewing images
on a TV screen............ 61
using a personal
computer..................... 30
W
Warning and notice
messages..................... 81
WHITE BALANCE........ 54
Z
Zoom............................... 22
89
Additional information
Editing
DELETE..................... 62
PROTECT .................. 63
E-MAIL .......................... 48
Enlarging a part of the still
image .......................... 59
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