Sony DSCW800 User guide
Digital Still Camera
Instruction Manual
How to use
Inserting a memory card (sold separately)
Viewing images
W: zoom out
T: zoom in
Inserting the battery pack
Control Button
Ensure the notched corner faces correctly.
Battery eject lever
Insert the memory card (sold separately).
Memory card: Push the memory card in once to eject the memory card.
Battery pack: Slide the battery eject lever. Be sure not to drop the battery pack.
Insert the battery pack.
Setting the clock
Charging the battery pack
“Help Guide” is an on-line manual. Refer to it for in-depth
instructions on the many functions of the camera.
 Access the Sony support page.
 Select your country or region.
 Search for the model name of your camera within the support
ˎˎCheck the model name on the bottom of your camera.
For customers in the USA,
Canada and China
Control Button
Power cord
(Mains lead)
Charge lamp
Lit: Charging
Off: Charging finished
Charging error or charging
paused temporarily because the
camera is not within the proper
temperature range
The number in parentheses indicates the number of pieces.
ˎˎRechargeable battery pack NP-BN (1) (This rechargeable battery pack cannot be
used with Cyber-shot™ that are supplied with the NP-BN1 battery pack.)
ˎˎDedicated USB cable (1)
ˎˎAC Adaptor AC-UB10C (1)
ˎˎPower cord (mains lead) (not supplied in the USA, Canada and China) (1)
ˎˎWrist strap (1)
ˎˎInstruction Manual (this manual) (1)
Stick and
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On camera’s temperature
Select an image by pressing  (next)/ (previous) on the control button. Press 
in the center of the control button to view movies.
On the overheat protection
Select items: ///
Set: 
Connect the camera to the AC Adaptor (supplied), using the
dedicated USB cable (supplied).
Press the ON/OFF (Power) button.
Select a desired language.
Select a desired geographic location by following the on
screen instructions, then press  on the control button.
You can use the following functions with
Windows computers.
images on
Internet connection is required to use “PlayMemories Online” or other
network services. “PlayMemories Online” or other network services may not be
available in some countries or regions.
Shutter button
Charging time (Full charge)
Downloading PlayMemories Home
W: zoom out
T: zoom in
The charging time is approximately 115 min., using the AC Adaptor (supplied).
Shooting still images
To charge by connecting to a computer
The battery pack can be charged by connecting the camera to a computer using
the dedicated USB cable.
Uploading images
to network services
W/T (Zoom) Button
Press the shutter button halfway down to focus.
Press the shutter button fully down to shoot an image.
You can download PlayMemories Home from the following URL:
details on applications for Mac computers, visit the following URL:
Recommended computer environment
You can check the system requirements for software at the
following URL.
Shooting movies
Battery life and number of images that can be recorded and
played back
Total usage time
Number of images
Shooting (still images)
Approx. 100 min.
Approx. 200 images
Actual shooting (movies)
Approx. 30 min.
Continuous shooting (movies)
Approx. 100 min.
Viewing (still images)
Approx. 180 min.
Approx. 3600 images
number is based on the CIPA standard.
(CIPA: Camera & Imaging Products Association)
Turn off the camera and wait about an hour for the moisture to evaporate. Note that if
you attempt to shoot with moisture remaining inside the lens, you will be unable to
record clear images.
How to store the battery pack
Shooting still images/movies
sure to use only genuine Sony brand battery packs, the dedicated USB cable
(supplied) and AC Adaptor (supplied).
On moisture condensation
If moisture condensation occurs
Sharing images on
Follow the instructions on the screen.
Sony cannot compensate for failure to record or loss or damage of recorded content
due to a malfunction of the camera or recording media, etc.
If the camera is brought directly from a cold to a warm location, moisture may condense
inside or outside the camera. This moisture condensation may cause a malfunction of
the camera.
Importing images from your
Set [Date & Time Format], [Summer Time] and [Date &
Time], then select [OK].
Connect the AC Adaptor to the wall outlet.
To a USB jack
Printed in China
AC Adaptor AC-UB10C
Power requirements: AC 100 V to 240 V, 50 Hz/60 Hz, 70 mA
Output voltage: DC 5 V, 0.5 A
Operating temperature: 0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F)
Storage temperature: –20 °C to +60 °C (–4 °F to +140 °F)
Approx. 50 mm × 22 mm × 54 mm (2 in × 7/8 in × 2 1/4 in) (W/H/D)
Rechargeable battery pack NP-BN
Battery type: Lithium-ion battery
Maximum voltage: DC 4.2 V
Nominal voltage: DC 3.6 V
Maximum charge voltage: DC 4.2 V
Maximum charge current: 0.9 A
typical: 2.3 Wh (630 mAh)
minimum: 2.2 Wh (600 mAh)
Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
Television programs, films, videotapes, and other materials may be copyrighted.
Unauthorized recording of such materials may be contrary to the provisions of the
copyright laws.
Playing back images
imported from your
To set the date and time again
©2014 Sony Corporation
Depending on the camera and battery temperature, you may be unable to record
movies or the power may turn off automatically to protect the camera. A message will
be displayed on the screen before the power turns off or you can no longer record
movies. In this case, leave the power off and wait until the camera and battery
temperature goes down. If you turn on the power without letting the camera and
battery cool enough, the power may turn off again or you may be unable to record
Warning on copyright
Select MENU 
(Settings) 
(Clock Settings)  [Date & Time Setting] to
open the date & time setting display.
Your camera and battery may get hot due to continuous use, but it is not a malfunction.
Operating temperature: 0 °C to 40 °C (32 °F to 104 °F)
Storage temperature: –20 °C to +60 °C (–4 °F to +140 °F)
Dimensions (CIPA compliant):
96.8 mm × 55.5 mm × 20.8 mm (3 7/8 in × 2 1/4 in × 27/32 in) (W/H/D)
Mass (CIPA compliant) (including NP-BN battery pack, Memory Stick PRO Duo media):
Approx. 125 g (4.4 oz)
Microphone: Monaural
Speaker: Monaural
Exif Print: Compatible
PRINT Image Matching III: Compatible
No compensation for damaged content or recording failure
ˎˎMicrosoft, Windows, and
To select next/previous image
Features of PlayMemories Home™
For customers in
other than the USA,
Canada and China
Checking the supplied items
(Playback) on the control button.
 Press (Delete) on the control button.
 Select [This Image] with  on the control button, then press  .
Turn off the camera while charging the battery.
Learning more about the camera (“Help Guide”)
To delete an image
ON/OFF (Power)
Open the cover.
To remove the memory card/battery pack
Open the cover.
Select images: 
(next)/ (previous)
Set: 
be restored. Be sure to back up any important data to a computer or other storage
ˎˎBefore you start recording, make a trial recording to make sure that the camera is
working correctly.
ˎˎThe camera is neither dust-proof, nor splash-proof, nor water-proof.
ˎˎAvoid exposing the camera to water. If water enters inside the camera, a malfunction
may occur. In some cases, the camera cannot be repaired.
ˎˎDo not aim the camera at the sun or other bright light. It may cause the malfunction of
the camera.
ˎˎDo not use the camera near a location that generates strong radio waves or emits
radiation. Otherwise, the camera may not properly record or play back images.
ˎˎUsing the camera in sandy or dusty locations may cause malfunctions.
ˎˎDo not shake or strike the camera. It may cause a malfunction and you may not be
able to record images. Furthermore, the recording media may become unusable or
image data may be damaged.
ˎˎClean the flash surface before use. The heat of the flash emission may cause dirt on
the flash surface to start smoking or burning. Wipe the flash surface with a soft cloth
to remove dirt or dust, etc.
Press the MOVIE (Movie) button to start recording.
Press the MOVIE (Movie) button again to stop recording.
Notes on using the camera
On use and care
Avoid rough handling, disassembling, modifying, physical shock, or impact such as
hammering, dropping, or stepping on the product. Be particularly careful of the lens.
On database files
When you insert a memory card without a database file into the camera and turn on the
power, part of the memory card capacity is used to automatically create a database file.
It may take some time until you can perform the next operation. If a database file error
occurs, import all the images to a computer using PlayMemories Home, then format the
memory card.
Notes on recording/playback
ensure stable operation of the memory card, we recommend that you use this
camera to format any memory card being used with this camera for the first time.
Note that formatting will erase all data recorded on the memory card. This data cannot
To prevent staining the terminal, short-circuiting, etc., be sure to use a plastic bag, etc.
to keep away from metal materials when carrying or storing.
Image device: 7.76 mm (1/2.3 type) CCD, Primary color filter
Total pixel number of camera: Approx. 20.4 megapixels
Effective pixel number of camera: Approx. 20.1 megapixels
Lens: 5× zoom lens
f = 4.6 mm – 23 mm (26 mm – 130 mm (35 mm film equivalent))
F3.2 (W) – F6.4 (T)
While shooting movies (16:9): 31.5 mm – 157.3 mm
While shooting movies (4:3): 26 mm – 130 mm
SteadyShot: Electronic
Burst shooting (when shooting with the largest pixel number):
Approx. 0.52 image/second (up to 100 images)
File format:
Still images: JPEG (DCF, Exif, MPF Baseline) compliant, DPOF compatible
Movies: AVI (Motion JPEG)
Recording media: Internal Memory (Approx. 29 MB), Memory Stick PRO Duo™ media,
Memory Stick Micro™ media, SD cards, microSD memory cards
Flash: Flash range (ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index) set to Auto):
Approx. 0.4 m to 3.5 m (1.3 ft to 11.5 ft) (W)
Approx. 0.6 m to 1.76 m (1.96 ft to 5.77 ft) (T)
[Input and Output connectors]
USB / A/V OUT jack:
Video output
Audio output
USB communication
USB communication: Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0)
LCD screen: 6.7 cm (2.7 type) TFT drive
Total number of dots: 230 400 dots
[Power, general]
Power: Rechargeable battery pack NP-BN, 3.6 V
AC Adaptor AC-UB10C, 5 V
Power consumption (during shooting): Approx. 1.0 W
Owner’s Record
The model and serial numbers are located on the bottom. Record the serial
number in the space provided below. Refer to these numbers whenever you call
your Sony dealer regarding this product.
Model No. DSC-W800
Serial No. ______________________________
Model No. AC-UB10C
Serial No. ______________________________
To reduce fire or shock hazard, do not expose the unit to rain or
If the shape of the plug does not fit the power outlet, use an attachment plug adaptor of the
proper configuration for the power outlet.
Battery pack
If the battery pack is mishandled, the battery pack can burst, cause a fire or even chemical
burns. Observe the following cautions.
ˎˎDo not disassemble.
ˎˎDo not crush and do not expose the battery pack to any shock or force such as hammering,
dropping or stepping on it.
ˎˎDo not short circuit and do not allow metal objects to come into contact with the battery
ˎˎDo not expose to high temperature above 60°C (140°F) such as in direct sunlight or in a car
parked in the sun.
ˎˎDo not incinerate or dispose of in fire.
ˎˎDo not handle damaged or leaking lithium ion batteries.
ˎˎBe sure to charge the battery pack using a genuine Sony battery charger or a device that can
charge the battery pack.
ˎˎKeep the battery pack out of the reach of small children.
ˎˎKeep the battery pack dry.
ˎˎReplace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by Sony.
ˎˎDispose of used battery packs promptly as described in the instructions.
AC Adaptor
Use the nearby wall outlet (wall socket) when using the AC Adaptor. Disconnect the AC Adaptor
from the wall outlet (wall socket) immediately if any malfunction occurs while using the
For Customers in Europe
Notice for the customers in the countries applying EU Directives
Manufacturer: Sony Corporation, 1-7-1 Konan Minato-ku Tokyo, 108-0075 Japan
For EU product compliance: Sony Deutschland GmbH, Hedelfinger Strasse 61, 70327 Stuttgart,
If static electricity or electromagnetism causes data transfer to discontinue midway (fail), restart
the application or disconnect and connect the communication cable (USB, etc.) again.
This product has been tested and found compliant with the limits set out in the EMC regulation
for using connection cables shorter than 3 meters (9.8 feet).
The electromagnetic fields at the specific frequencies may influence the picture and sound of
this unit.
Disposal of waste batteries and electrical and electronic equipment
(applicable in the European Union and other European countries with
separate collection systems)
This symbol on the product, the battery or on the packaging indicates that the
product and the battery shall not be treated as household waste. On certain
batteries this symbol might be used in combination with a chemical symbol.
The chemical symbols for mercury (Hg) or lead (Pb) are added if the battery
contains more than 0.0005% mercury or 0.004% lead. By ensuring these
products and batteries are disposed of correctly, you will help prevent potentially negative
consequences for the environment and human health which could otherwise be caused by
inappropriate waste handling. The recycling of the materials will help to conserve natural
In case of products that for safety, performance or data integrity reasons require a permanent
connection with an incorporated battery, this battery should be replaced by qualified service
staff only. To ensure that the battery and the electrical and electronic equipment will be treated
properly, hand over these products at end-of-life to the applicable collection point for the
recycling of electrical and electronic equipment. For all other batteries, please view the section
on how to remove the battery from the product safely. Hand the battery over to the applicable
collection point for the recycling of waste batteries. For more detailed information about
recycling of this product or battery, please contact your local Civic Office, your household waste
disposal service or the shop where you purchased the product or battery.
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