Sony DSC-U40, Cyber Shot DSC-U40 Operating instructions

Sony DSC-U40, Cyber Shot DSC-U40 Operating instructions
3-084-892-11(1)
Getting started ________________________
Digital Still Camera
Shooting still images __________________
Enjoying still images __________________
Operating Instructions
Before operating the unit, please read this manual thoroughly, and retain
it for future reference.
Enjoying movies ______________________
Owner’s Record
Deleting images _______________________
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.
Enjoying images on your computer ______
Model No. DSC-U40
Troubleshooting ______________________
Serial No.
Additional information _________________
Index ______________________________
DSC-U40
© 2003 Sony Corporation
WARNING
To prevent fire or shock hazard, do
not expose the unit to rain or
moisture.
If you have any questions about this product,
you may call:
Sony Customer Information Services Center
1-800-222-SONY (7669)
The number below is for the FCC related
matters only.
For the Customers in the U.S.A.
Regulatory Information
Declaration of Conformity
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.
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Trade Name:
SONY
Model No.:
DSC-U40
Responsible Party:Sony Electronics Inc.
Address:
680 Kinderkamack
Road, Oradell, NJ 07649
U.S.A.
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:
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.
For the Customers in the U.S.A.
and Canada
RECYCLING NICKEL METAL
HYDRIDE BATTERIES
Nickel Metal Hydride
batteries are recyclable.
You can help preserve our
environment by returning your
used rechargeable batteries to
the collection and recycling location
nearest you.
For more information regarding recycling
of rechargeable batteries, call toll free
1-800-822-8837, or visit
http://www.rbrc.org/
CAUTION:
Do not handle damaged or leaking Nickel
Metal Hydride batteries.
CAUTION
TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, MATCH
WIDE BLADE OF PLUG TO WIDE SLOT,
FULLY INSERT.
Notice for the customers in the
United Kingdom
A moulded plug complying with BS1363 is fitted
to this equipment for your safety and
convenience.
Should the fuse in the plug supplied need to be
replaced, a fuse of the same rating as the supplied
one and approved by ASTA or BSI to BS1362
(i.e., marked with
or
mark) must be used.
If the plug supplied with this equipment has a
detachable fuse cover, be sure to attach the fuse
cover after you change the fuse. Never use the
plug without the fuse cover. If you should lose the
fuse cover, please contact your nearest Sony
service station.
Attention for the Customers in
Europe
This product has been tested and found
compliant with the limits sets out in the EMC
Directive for using connection cables shorter
than 3 meters (9.8 feet).
Attention
The electromagnetic fields at the specific
frequencies may influence the picture of this
camera.
Notice
If static electricity or electromagnetism causes
data transfer to discontinue midway (fail),
restart the application or disconnect and
connect the USB cable again.
Certain countries may regulate disposal of the
battery used to power this product. Please
consult with your local authority.
“Memory Stick”
N50
For the Customers in the U.S.A.
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.
For the Customers in Canada
THIS CLASS B DIGITAL APPARATUS
COMPLIES WITH CANADIAN ICES-003.
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Before using your camera
Trial recording
Notes on “Memory Stick Duo”
Before you record one-time events, you may want
to make a trial recording to make sure that the
camera is working correctly.
• There are two types of “Memory Stick”: a
normal size “Memory Stick” and a smaller
version called a “Memory Stick Duo.” You can
use only a “Memory Stick Duo” in this camera.
• This camera turns off whenever you open the
battery/“Memory Stick Duo” cover. Do not
open the battery/“Memory Stick Duo” cover
while the access lamp is lit.
No compensation for contents of the
recording
Contents of the recording cannot be compensated
for if recording or playback is not possible due to
a malfunction of your camera or recording media,
etc.
Back up recommendation
To avoid the potential risk of data loss, always
copy (back up) data to a disk.
Notes on image data compatibility
• This camera conforms with the Design rule for
Camera File system universal standard
established by the JEITA (Japan Electronics
and Information Technology Industries
Association).
• Playback of images recorded with your camera
on other equipment and playback of images
recorded or edited with other equipment on
your camera are not guaranteed.
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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 Duo”
unusable or image data breakdown, damage or
loss may occur.
LCD screen, LCD finder (only models
with an LCD finder) and lens
• The LCD screen and the LCD finder are
manufactured using extremely high-precision
technology so over 99.99% of the pixels are
operational for effective use. However, there
may be some tiny black points and/or bright
points (white, red, blue or green in color) that
constantly appear on the LCD screen and the
LCD finder. These points are normal in the
manufacturing process and do not affect the
recording in any way.
• Be careful when placing the camera near a
window or outdoors. Exposing the LCD screen,
the LCD finder or the lens to direct sunlight for
long periods may cause malfunctions.
• Do not press the LCD screen hardly. The screen
may be uneven and that may cause a
malfunction.
• Images may be trailed on the LCD screen in a
cold location. This is not a malfunction.
How to hold the
camera
Clean the flash surface before use
Trademarks
The heat of flash emission may cause dirt on the
flash surface to become discolored or to stick to
the flash surface, resulting in insufficient light
emission.
• “Memory Stick Duo” and
are trademarks of Sony Corporation.
• “Memory Stick PRO Duo” and
are trademarks of
Sony Corporation.
• “MagicGate Memory Stick Duo” is a
trademark of Sony Corporation.
• “Memory Stick,”
, and “MagicGate
Memory Stick” are trademarks of Sony
Corporation.
• “Memory Stick PRO” and
are trademarks of Sony Corporation.
• “MagicGate” and
are
trademarks of Sony Corporation.
• Microsoft and Windows are registered
trademarks of the U.S. Microsoft Corporation
in the United States and other countries.
• Macintosh and Mac OS are trademarks or
registered trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc.
• Pentium is a trademark or a registered
trademark of Intel Corporation.
• In addition, system and product names used in
this manual are, in general, trademarks or
registered trademarks of their respective
developers or manufacturers. However, the ™
or ® marks are not used in all cases in this
manual.
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, see
page 81 and follow the instructions on how to
remove it before using the camera.
Do not expose the camera to sand or
dust
Using the camera in sandy or dusty locations may
cause malfunction.
Note on the camera locations
Do not use the camera near a location that
generates strong radio wave or emits radiation.
The camera may not be able to record or play
back properly.
The pictures used in this manual
The photographs used as examples of pictures in
this manual are reproduced images, and are not
actual images shot using this camera.
When shooting an image with the camera, be
careful not to obstruct the flash or the lens with
your fingers.
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Table of contents
Before using your camera ......................... 4
How to hold the camera ............................ 5
Identifying the parts .................................. 8
Getting started
Preparing batteries .................................. 10
Charging the batteries ............................. 10
Inserting the batteries.............................. 12
Using your camera abroad ...................... 14
Turning on/off your camera .................... 14
How to use the buttons............................ 15
Setting the date and time......................... 15
Shooting still images
Inserting and removing a
“Memory Stick Duo”...................... 17
Setting the still image size ...................... 18
Image size ............................................... 19
Basic still image shooting
— Using auto adjustment mode ..... 20
Using the self-timer ............................ 22
Selecting a flash mode ........................ 23
Creating or selecting a folder.................. 24
Creating a new folder ......................... 25
Selecting the recording folder............. 26
Shooting according to scene conditions
— Scene Selection.......................... 28
Setting the distance to the subject
— Focus preset............................... 30
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Shooting images continuously
— Burst .......................................... 31
Adjusting color tones
— White Balance ........................... 33
Enjoying still images
Viewing still images on the LCD
screen ............................................. 35
Viewing single images ....................... 35
Viewing an index screen
(four-image) ................................... 36
Selecting the folder and playing back
images — Folder............................ 37
Enlarging an image
— Enlarged playback..................... 39
Choosing images to print
— Print (DPOF) mark.................... 40
Connecting your camera to a PictBridge
compliant printer ............................ 42
Printing images....................................... 44
Enjoying movies
Shooting movies ..................................... 46
Viewing movies on the LCD screen....... 49
Deleting images
Deleting images.......................................50
Formatting a “Memory Stick Duo”.........51
Enjoying images on your
computer
Copying images to your computer
— For Windows users ....................53
Installing the USB driver ....................54
Installing “Image Transfer” ................55
Installing “ImageMixer” .....................56
Connecting the camera to
your computer.................................57
Copying images using
“Image Transfer” ............................58
Changing “Image Transfer” settings...59
Copying images without using
“Image Transfer” ............................59
Viewing images on your computer.....61
Image file storage destinations and
file names........................................62
Viewing images from your computer
with this camera..............................63
Copying images to your computer
— For Macintosh users ..................64
Creating a Video CD using
“ImageMixer”.................................66
Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting ......................................67
Warnings and messages ..........................75
Self-diagnosis display
— If a code starting with an
alphabet letter appears ....................77
Additional information
Menu items..............................................78
Precautions ..............................................81
On “Memory Stick” ................................83
On Nickel-Metal Hydride batteries.........84
On the battery charger.............................85
Specifications ..........................................86
LCD screen displays ...............................87
Index
Index........................................................89
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Identifying the parts
See the pages in parentheses for details of operation.
1
5
2
3
6
4
7
8
8
A
B
C
D
E
Shutter button (20)
POWER button (14)
POWER lamp (14)
Lens cover (14)
Mode switch
: To view images (35)
: To shoot still images (20)
To shoot images
continuously (31)
: To shoot movies (46)
F Flash (23)
G Self-timer lamp (23)
H Lens
Attaching the neck strap
1
6
2
7
3
8
9
4
q;
qa
5
A LCD screen
B
(Flash charge) lamp (orange)
(24)
C MENU button (15)
D Control buttons
Menu on: v/V (15)
Menu off: /SCENE (23, 28)
E EXEC/ (Enlarged playback)
button (15, 39)
F Hook for neck strap
G Battery/“Memory Stick Duo”
cover
H OPEN button (12)
I Access lamp (17)
J USB jack cover
K
(USB) jack (57)
L RESET button (bottom surface)
(67)
qs
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Getting started
Preparing batteries
Acceptable batteries
– HR11/45: HR03 (size AAA) NickelMetal Hydride batteries (2)
NH-AAA-DA (2) (supplied)
NH-AAA-2DA twin-pack (not supplied)
Charging the
batteries
– The battery remaining indicator will
not display the correct information.
The camera may turn off even when
the indicator shows that there is
power remaining, but this is not a
malfunction.
– R03 (size AAA) alkaline batteries (2)
Batteries that cannot be used
Manganese batteries, lithium batteries,
Ni-Cd batteries
When the above batteries are used,
operation is not guaranteed due to possible
voltage drops or other characteristics of the
batteries.
In addition, the battery remaining indicator
is not displayed correctly.
• When alkaline batteries are used, take
note of the following information.
– The battery life is shorter than that of
the supplied Nickel-Metal Hydride
batteries.
– There is a big difference in the
performance of batteries of different
types and of batteries made by
different manufacturers. The battery
life may be quite a bit shorter
depending on the conditions under
which the batteries are used. This is
especially true in low temperatures,
where some batteries are noticeably
weaker.
You may not be able to shoot in
temperatures below 5°C (41°F).
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1
, Insert Nickel-Metal Hydride
batteries into the battery
charger (supplied) with the
correct polarity +/–.
For details on the supplied battery charger,
see page 85.
• The supplied battery charger is only for
Nickel-Metal Hydride batteries. You
cannot charge any other type of battery.
• Be sure to charge the Nickel-Metal Hydride
batteries supplied with your camera before
using them for the first time.
• Connect the battery charger to an easily
accessible wall outlet (wall socket) close by.
Charging time
CHARGE lamp
Nickel-Metal Hydride
battery
Charging time
NH-AAA-DA × 2 (supplied) Approx. 6 hours
2
Power cord
(mains lead)
, Connect the battery charger to
a wall outlet (wall socket) using
the power cord (mains lead).
The CHARGE lamp lights up when
charging begins, and goes off when
charging is completed.
• Even if the CHARGE lamp is not lit, the battery
charger is not disconnected from the AC power
source (mains) as long as it is connected to the
wall outlet (wall socket). If some trouble occurs
while using the battery charger, immediately
shut off the power by disconnecting the plug
from the wall outlet (wall socket).
• When charging is finished, disconnect the
power cord (mains lead) from the wall outlet
(wall socket), and remove the Nickel-Metal
Hydride batteries from the battery charger.
This represents the time required to charge
fully depleted Nickel-Metal Hydride
batteries using the supplied battery charger
in an environment where the ambient
temperature is 25°C (77°F).
• It takes about six hours to completely charge
the batteries. The CHARGE lamp may remain
lit longer than six hours, but this is not a
malfunction.
• If you use the BC-CSQ2 battery charger
supplied with the STAMINA “Super Quick
charge” kit (not supplied), the batteries will
charge faster.
Charging time for Size AAA Nickel-Metal
Hydride batteries
2 batteries: Approx. 1 hour 25 minutes
4 batteries: Approx. 2 hours 50 minutes
Notes on the Nickel-Metal
Hydride batteries
• If the poles of the Nickel-Metal Hydride
batteries are dirty, the batteries may not charge
properly. Occasionally clean the poles of the
batteries and the terminals of the charger by
wiping them with a dry cloth.
Getting started
To the wall outlet
(wall socket)
• Always use the supplied case when transporting
the Nickel-Metal Hydride batteries. If the
positive and negative terminals come into
contact with metallic material and are shorted,
the batteries could overheat or catch fire.
• At the time of purchase, or when the
Nickel-Metal Hydride batteries have not been
used for a long time, they may not fully charge.
This is typical of this type of battery, and is not
a malfunction. If this happens, repeatedly using
up the batteries fully, and then charging them,
should correct the problem.
• Even when Nickel-Metal Hydride batteries are
not being used they lose their charge naturally
over time. It is recommended that you recharge
the batteries just before using them.
• If you recharge Nickel-Metal Hydride batteries
before fully using up the existing charge, the
low battery warning may be displayed sooner
than expected. This is called the “memory
effect.”* If this problem occurs, charging the
batteries only after using up the existing charge
will correct it.
* The “memory effect” – the situation in which
the capacity of the battery is temporarily
lowered.
• Do not peel off the external seals or damage the
batteries. Never use batteries from which the
seals have been partially or completely
removed, or batteries that have been split in any
way. These may cause leakage, explosion, or
heat-up of the battery, and personal scald or
injury may be caused. These may cause a
malfunction of the battery charger.
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Inserting the batteries
1
, Open the battery/“Memory
Stick Duo” cover.
Hold the camera with the battery/“Memory
Stick Duo” cover up, then slide the cover in
the direction of the arrow 1 while pressing
OPEN. The battery/“Memory Stick Duo”
cover opens in the direction of the arrow 2.
2
, Insert the batteries.
Match the +/– poles of the batteries to the
+/– marks inside the battery case.
• From time to time, use a dry cloth to wipe any
dirt off of the battery terminals and the contacts
on the battery/“Memory Stick Duo” cover. Skin
oil and other dirt on the battery terminals and
contacts can significantly shorten the operating
time provided by the batteries.
3
, Close the battery/“Memory
Stick Duo” cover.
Close the battery/“Memory Stick Duo”
cover while holding the batteries in. Make
sure the cover is closed securely.
To remove the batteries
Hold the camera with the battery/“Memory
Stick Duo” cover facing upward, open the
cover, and remove the batteries.
• Be careful not to drop the batteries when
opening or closing the battery/“Memory Stick
Duo” cover.
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Battery life and number of
images that can be recorded/
viewed
As the battery power decreases with use, the
battery remaining indicator displays the
amount of power remaining using the
following symbols.
The tables show the approximate battery
life and the number of images that can be
recorded/viewed with fully charged
batteries at a temperature of 25°C (77°F) in
auto adjustment mode. The numbers of
images that can be recorded/viewed take
into account changing the supplied
“Memory Stick Duo” as necessary. Note
that the actual numbers may be less than
indicated depending on the conditions of
use.
Battery
remaining
indicator
Battery remaining
guidelines
Sufficient power remaining
Battery half full
Battery low, recording/
playback will stop soon.
Change the batteries for fully
charged ones, or charge these
batteries.
(The warning indicator flashes.)
Shooting still images
Under the average conditions1)
Nickel-Metal Hydride batteries
• If the LCD screen display is off, set
[DISPLAY] in [
] to [ON] to check the
amount of power remaining.
• Based on the conditions under which the
camera is being used and the state of the
charge, or on the environment, this information
may not be correctly indicated.
• The battery remaining indicator is not
displayed in USB connecting.
NH-AAA-DA (2) (supplied)
Image
LCD No. of
Battery
size
LIGHT images
life (min.)
ON
Approx. 160 Approx. 80
2M
OFF Approx. 180 Approx. 90
ON
Approx. 160 Approx. 80
VGA
OFF Approx. 180 Approx. 90
Alkaline batteries
R03 (size AAA) alkaline
Image batteries (2) (not supplied)
size
LCD No. of
Battery
LIGHT images
life (min.)
ON
Approx. 50
Approx. 25
2M
OFF Approx. 60
Approx. 30
ON
Approx. 50
Approx. 25
VGA
OFF Approx. 60
Approx. 30
Getting started
Battery remaining indicator
(When using Nickel-Metal
Hydride batteries)
• When using Sony alkaline batteries
1) Shooting in the following situations:
– Shooting one time every 30 seconds
– The flash strobes once every two times
– The power turns on and off once every ten
times.
Viewing still images2)
Image
size
2M
VGA
NH-AAA-DA (2) (supplied)
No. of
Battery life
images
(min.)
Approx. 3800 Approx. 190
Approx. 3800 Approx. 190
2) Viewing single images in order at about 3second intervals with [LCD LIGHT] set to
[ON]
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Using your camera
abroad
Shooting movies3)
Power sources
NH-AAA-DA (2) (supplied)
You can use your camera in any country or
region with the supplied battery charger
within 100 V to 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz. Use a
commercially available AC plug adaptor
[a], if necessary, depending on the design of
the wall outlet (wall socket) [b].
LCD LIGHT
Continuous
recording ON
OFF
Battery life
(min.)
Approx. 90
Approx. 110
Turning on/off your
camera
POWER
POWER lamp
3) Shooting continuously at 160×112 image size
• The remaining indicator will decrease under the
following conditions:
– The surrounding temperature is low
– The flash is used
– The camera has been turned on and off many
times
– [LCD LIGHT] is set to [ON]
– The battery capacity decreases as you use it
more and more and as time passes (page 84).
BC-CS2A/CS2B
• Do not use an electronic transformer (travel
converter), as this may cause a malfunction.
, Slide the lens cover in the
direction of the arrow or press
POWER.
The POWER lamp (green) lights up and the
power is on. When you turn on your camera
for the first time, the DATE NOTATION
screen appears on the LCD screen
(page 15).
To turn off the power
Slide the lens cover in the opposite direction
of the arrow or press POWER again. The
POWER lamp goes out, and the camera
turns off.
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• Slide the lens cover closed until it clicks into
place.
• If you open the lens cover too quickly, the
camera might not turn on. If this happens, close
the cover and then open it again more slowly.
How to use the
buttons
Setting the date
and time
Auto power-off function
POWER
DATE NOTATION
Control
buttons
2003 1 1
12:00:00 AM
Y/M/D
M/D/Y
D/M/Y
EXEC/
MENU
To change the current settings of the
camera, bring up the menu, and use the
control buttons to make the changes.
For each item, press MENU to display the
menu and press the control buttons v/V to
select the desired value, then press EXEC to
make the setting.
Press MENU, then the menu disappears
from the LCD screen.
Getting started
If you do not operate the camera for about
three minutes, the camera turns off
automatically to prevent wearing down the
batteries.
However, the auto power-off function will
not operate when the camera is connected to
a computer with the USB cable.
1
, Slide the lens cover in the
direction of the arrow or press
POWER to turn on the power.
The POWER lamp (green) lights up and the
DATE NOTATION screen appears on the
LCD screen.
• To change the date and time, press MENU and
select [DATE&TIME SET] in [CLOCK SET]
under [ ] (page 80), then perform step 3.
When the setting is complete, press MENU so
that the CLOCK SET screen disappears from
the LCD screen.
• This operation is available no matter what
position the mode switch is in.
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DATE&TIME SET
Y/M/D
DATE&TIME SET
Y/M/D
2003
2003
1 1 12:00 AM
DATE&TIME SET
Y/M/D
2003
1 1 12:00 AM
7 4 10:30 AM
OK
CANCEL
2
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EXEC/
3
EXEC/
, Select the desired date display
format with the control buttons
v/V, then press EXEC.
, Set the numeric value with the
control buttons v/V, then
press EXEC.
Select from [Y/M/D] (year/month/day),
[M/D/Y] (month/day/year) or [D/M/Y]
(day/month/year). Then DATE&TIME
SET screen appears on the LCD screen.
The item to be set is indicated with v/V.
After entering the number, v/V moves to
the next item. Repeat this step until all of
the items are set.
• If the rechargeable button battery, which
provides the power for saving the time data, is
ever fully discharged (page 82), the DATE
NOTATION screen will appear again. When
this happens, reset the date and time, by starting
from step 2.
• Midnight is displayed as 12:00AM and noon is
displayed as 12:00PM.
• If you selected [D/M/Y] in step 2, set the time
on a 24-hour cycle.
4
EXEC/
, Select [OK] with the control
button v, then press EXEC.
The date and time are entered and the clock
starts to keep time.
• If you make a mistake, select [CANCEL] in
step 4 to display the DATE NOTATION
screen, then repeat the procedure from step 2.
• To cancel the date and time setting, select
[CANCEL], then press EXEC.
Shooting still images
Inserting and removing a “Memory Stick Duo”
Terminal
side
, Open the battery/“Memory
Stick Duo” cover.
Hold the camera with the battery/“Memory
Stick Duo” cover up, then slide the cover in
the direction of the arrow 1 while pressing
OPEN. The battery/“Memory Stick Duo”
cover opens in the direction of the arrow 2.
• For details on the “Memory Stick Duo,” see
page 83.
2
, Insert the “Memory Stick Duo.”
Holding the “Memory Stick Duo” as shown
in the illustration, insert it all the way in
until it clicks.
• When you insert the “Memory Stick Duo,”
make sure it is facing in the correct direction,
and push it all the way in so that it is securely
seated in the connector. If the “Memory Stick
Duo” is not inserted correctly, you may not be
able to record or display images in the
“Memory Stick Duo.” This may also damage
the camera or the “Memory Stick Duo.”
• Be careful not to drop the batteries when
opening or closing the battery/“Memory Stick
Duo” cover.
3
Access lamp
, Close the battery/“Memory
Stick Duo” cover.
Shooting still images
1
To remove a “Memory Stick Duo”
Open the battery/“Memory Stick Duo”
cover, then push the “Memory Stick Duo”
to pop it out.
• When the access lamp is lit up, it means
that image data is being read or written.
Never open the battery/“Memory Stick
Duo” cover or turn off the power at this
time, as the data may be damaged.
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Setting the still image size
SIZE • BURST
RETURN
SIZE• BURST 2M
FOCUS
AUTO
SELFTIMER OFF
WHITE BAL AUTO
RETURN
SIZE • BURST 2M
FOCUS
AUTO
SELFTIMER OFF
WHITE BAL AUTO
2M
VGA
2M
VGA
2M
VGA
BURST
BURST
MENU
1
, Set the mode switch to
, and
turn on the power, then press
MENU.
The menu appears on the LCD screen.
• Open the lens cover when closed.
2
EXEC/
, Select [ ] with the control
button v, then press EXEC.
Select [SIZE·BURST] with the
control buttons v/V, then
press EXEC.
The image size is displayed.
3
EXEC/
, Select the desired image size
with the control buttons v/V,
then press EXEC.
The image size is set.
When you press MENU, the menu
disappears and the indicator is displayed on
the LCD screen.
• For details on the image size, see page 19.
• The image size selected here is maintained even
when the power is turned off.
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Image size
Image size
Examples
2M*
(1632×1224)
Printing postcard size
images
VGA
(640×480)
• Shooting more images
• Attaching images to
e-mail or creating home
pages
Number of images that can be saved in a “Memory Stick Duo”
(Units: number of images)
Capacity
Image size
8MB
16MB 32MB 64MB 128MB MSX-M256 MSX-M512
2M
14
29
60
122
245
445
906
VGA
80
161
326
656
1316
2380
4840
• When the images recorded using earlier Sony
models are played back, the image size
indication may be different from the actual
image size.
• Images viewed on the LCD screen of the
camera all appear the same size.
• The actual number of images may differ
depending on the shooting conditions.
• When the number of remaining shooting
images is greater than 9,999, >9999 indicator
appears on the LCD screen.
Shooting still images
You can choose the image size (number of
pixels) according to the kind of images you
want to shoot. The larger you make the
image size, the better your image, but also
the larger the amount of data needed to
preserve your image. This means you can
save fewer images in your “Memory Stick
Duo.”
Choose an image size appropriate for the
kind of images you want to shoot.
* The factory setting is [2M].
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Basic still image shooting — Using auto adjustment mode
2M
101
10
1
, Set the mode switch to
, and
slide the lens cover to turn on
the power.
The name of the folder where the image will
be recorded appears on the LCD screen for
approximately five seconds.
• [FOCUS] is set to [AUTO] at the factory.
• The exposure is automatically adjusted.
• This camera can create new folders and select
folders to be stored in the “Memory Stick Duo”
(page 24).
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2
, Hold the camera steadily with
both hands and position the
subject in the center of the LCD
screen.
Do not cover the lens or flash with your
fingers.
• When recording outdoors during clear weather
or under other intense light, undesired light
(ghosting) may enter the screen. If this
happens, shade the lens with your hand or other
object while recording.
• The exposure and focus are adjusted to the
center of the LCD screen.
3
AE/AF lock
indicator
Flashes green
t Lights up
, Press and hold the shutter
button halfway down.
A beep sounds. When the AE/AF lock
indicator changes from flashing to light-up,
the camera is ready for shooting.
• If you release the shutter button, the recording
will be canceled.
• When the camera does not beep, the AF
adjustment is not complete. You can continue to
shoot, but the focus is not adjusted properly.
• This camera employs an auto-macro AF
function. The minimum focal distance to the
subject is 10 cm (4 inches).
2M
, Press the shutter button fully
down.
A beep sounds. When “RECORDING”
disappears from the LCD screen, recording
is complete. The image will be recorded in
the “Memory Stick Duo,” and you can
shoot the next image.
• 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 batteries (page 15).
LCD light
When you try to shoot a subject that is
difficult to focus on, the AE/AF lock
indicator changes to flashing slowly.
The Auto Focus function may have
difficulty working under the following
conditions. In such cases, release the shutter
button, then recompose the shot and focus
again. If the Auto Focus function can still
not bring the subject into focus, use the
Focus preset function (page 30).
You can use [LCD LIGHT] under [ ]
with MENU and the control buttons v/V to
turn the LCD light on and off. This is useful
for extending the battery life.
We recommend that you set [LCD LIGHT]
to [OFF] when using alkaline batteries.
• The subject is distant from the camera and dark.
• The contrast between the subject and its
background is poor.
• The subject is seen through glass, such as a
window.
• A fast-moving subject.
• The subject reflects or has a lustrous finish,
such as a mirror or a luminous body.
• A flashing subject.
• A backlit subject.
• This camera is equipped with a Hybrid-type
LCD screen that allows you to see the LCD
screen even when the LCD light is turned off,
as long as there is some ambient illumination.
• Even if the LCD light setting is [OFF], the LCD
light will turn on when menu operations are
being performed. When the menu operation is
completed, the LCD light will turn off again.
Shooting still images
4
Auto Focus
21
Using the self-timer
LCD screen display during
shooting
When [DISPLAY] is [ON]
All indicators are displayed.
2M
101
10
MENU
2
1
, Set the mode switch to
press MENU.
, and
The menu appears on the LCD screen.
• You can also carry out this operation when the
mode switch is set to
.
When [DISPLAY] is [OFF]
Warning messages, etc. are displayed.
• For detailed descriptions of the indicators, see
page 87.
• Indicators on the LCD screen are not recorded.
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RETURN
SIZE• BURST 2M
AUTO
FOCUS
SELFTIMER OFF
WHITE BAL AUTO
RETURN
SIZE • BURST 2M
FOCUS
AUTO
SELFTIMER OFF
WHITE BAL AUTO
You can use [DISPLAY] under [ ] with
MENU and the control buttons v/V to turn
the display on and off. This is useful when
recording under conditions where it is
difficult to check the image on the LCD
screen.
EXEC/
, Select [ ] with the control
button v, then press EXEC.
Select [SELFTIMER] with the
control buttons v/V, then
press EXEC.
• When the mode switch is set to
[ ] with the control button v.
, select
Selecting a flash mode
SELFTIMER
2M
101
2M
10
101
10
2M
101
10
ON
3
EXEC/
, Select [ON] with the control
button v, then press EXEC.
When you press MENU, the menu
disappears and the
(self-timer) indicator
appears on the LCD screen.
Self-timer
lamp
4
, Center the subject in the LCD
screen and press the shutter
button fully down.
The self-timer lamp flashes red and a
continuous beep sounds. The image will be
shot after approximately 10 seconds.
To cancel the self-timer in the middle
of the operation
Close the lens cover or press POWER to
turn off the power.
• If you press the shutter button while standing in
front of the camera, the focus and the exposure
may not be correctly set.
, Set the mode switch to
, and
press the control button v ( )
repeatedly to select a flash
mode.
Shooting still images
OFF
Each time you press v ( ), the indicator
changes as follows.
No indicator (Auto): Based on the
lighting conditions, the camera will decide
if there is enough light, and will use the
flash accordingly.
(Red-eye reduction): Flash mode is
set to Auto, and the red-eye reduction
operates if the flash strobes.
(Forced flash): The flash strobes
regardless of the surrounding brightness.
(No flash): The flash does not strobe.
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Creating or
selecting a folder
• You cannot use the flash in the Burst mode.
• If the menu is currently displayed, press MENU
first so that the menu disappears.
• The recommended shooting distance using the
flash is approximately 0.5 m to 1.8 m (1 foot
7 3/4 inches to 5 feet 10 3/4 inches). The
recommended shooting distance for
(Redeye reduction) is approximately 0.5 m to 1.5 m
(1 foot 7 3/4 inches to 4 feet 11 inches).
• When using the Auto,
(Red-eye reduction)
or (Forced flash) mode, you may notice
some noise in the image when you look at the
LCD screen in a dark place, but this will have
no effect on the shot image.
• While you are using
(No flash) mode, the
shutter speed is slower in a dark place. Be
careful not to allow your hand to shake while
holding the unit.
• While charging the flash, the (Flash charge)
lamp flashes. After the charging is complete,
the lamp goes out.
• This setting is maintained even when the power
is turned off.
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Red-eye reduction
The flash pre-strobes before shooting to
reduce the red-eye phenomenon.
Your camera can create multiple folders in
a “Memory Stick Duo.” Also, you can
select the folder used to store images.
When not creating a new folder,
“101MSDCF” folder is selected as the
recording folder.
You can create folders up to “999MSDCF.”
• Up to 4,000 images can be stored in one folder.
When the folder capacity is exceeded, a new
folder is automatically created.
• 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.
Creating a new folder
CREATE REC.FOLDER
CREATING
101
RETURN
FORMAT
CREATE FOLDER
CHANGE FOLDER
102MSDCF
OK
CANCEL
MENU
1
, Set the mode switch to
, and
turn on the power, then press
MENU.
The menu appears on the LCD screen.
• You can also carry out this operation when the
mode switch is set to
.
• You cannot specify the number of a new folder
that you create.
2
EXEC/
, Select [ ] with the control
button V, then press EXEC.
Select [CREATE FOLDER] with
the control buttons v/V, then
press EXEC.
The CREATE REC. FOLDER screen
appears.
• Once you create a new folder, you cannot delete
the new folder with the camera.
• Images are recorded in the newly created folder
until a different folder is created or selected.
3
EXEC/
, Select [OK] with the control
button v, then press EXEC.
Shooting still images
RETURN
SIZE • BURST 2M
FOCUS
AUTO
SELFTIMER OFF
WHITE BAL AUTO
A new folder is created with a number one
higher than the largest number in the
“Memory Stick Duo,” and the folder
becomes the recording folder.
When you press MENU, the menu
disappears and the created folder is
displayed.
To cancel folder creation
Select [CANCEL] in step 3.
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Selecting the recording folder
RETURN
SIZE • BURST 2M
FOCUS
AUTO
SELFTIMER OFF
WHITE BAL AUTO
CHANGE REC. FOLDER
101
RETURN
FORMAT
CREATE FOLDER
CHANGE FOLDER
: 102MSDCF
0 IMAGE
:
CREATED:
2003 7 4
1:05PM
MENU
1
, Set the mode switch to
then press MENU.
2
,
The menu appears on the LCD screen.
• You can also carry out this operation when the
mode switch is set to
.
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EXEC/
, Select [ ] with the control
button V, then press EXEC.
Select [CHANGE FOLDER]
with the control button V, then
press EXEC.
The CHANGE REC. FOLDER screen
appears.
3
EXEC/
, Select the desired folder with
the control buttons v/V, then
press EXEC.
• You cannot select the “100MSDCF” folder as a
recording folder.
• The image is stored in the newly selected
folder. You cannot move recorded images to a
different folder with this camera.
CHANGE REC. FOLDER
: 102MSDCF
OK
4
EXEC/
, Select [OK] with the control
button v, then press EXEC.
Shooting still images
CANCEL
When you press MENU, the menu
disappears and the selected folder is
displayed.
To cancel changing the recording
folder
Select [CANCEL] in step 4.
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Shooting according to scene conditions — Scene Selection
When shooting portraits, landscapes,
twilight scenes, twilight portraits, or
moving subjects, use the modes below to
improve the quality of your images.
Soft snap mode
This mode lets you shoot skin colors in
brighter and warmer tones for more
beautiful pictures. In addition, the soft focus
effect creates a gentle atmosphere for
portraits of people, flowers, etc.
Illumination snap mode
This mode lets you capture beautiful images
of both subjects and night scene
backgrounds at the same time. In addition,
the cross filter effect enhances street lamps
or other lights with cross-shaped rays.
• Note that as shutter speeds decrease, shaking
increases.
• The flash strobes in red-eye reduction mode.
• When setting the focus to [AUTO], the focus is
adjusted to approximately 1 m to
(infinite).
To record subjects closer than 1 m, use the
Focus preset (page 30).
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Twilight mode
This mode lets you shoot night scenes at far
distances without losing the dark
atmosphere of the surroundings.
• Note that as shutter speeds decrease, shaking
increases.
• The focus setting changes to [
].
• The flash cannot be used in this mode.
• When the focus setting is set to [AUTO], the
focus is adjusted to telephoto.
Vivid nature mode
2M
• The focus setting changes to [
].
• The flash cannot be used in this mode.
• When the focus setting is set to [AUTO], the
focus is adjusted to telephoto.
Active outdoor mode
This mode lets you stop the movement of
your subject and get lively shots of those
moving objects in bright outdoor
conditions.
101
10
To cancel Scene Selection
Press V (SCENE) repeatedly to set to No
indicator (Auto).
• If the menu is currently displayed, press MENU
first so that the menu disappears.
• You cannot use the Scene Selection when
shooting movies.
• The setting selected here returns to Auto when
the power is turned off.
, Set the mode switch to
, and
turn on the power.
Press the control button
V (SCENE) repeatedly to select
a desired mode.
Shooting still images
This mode enhances blues and greens such
as the sky, ocean and mountains, letting you
shoot natural landscapes with vivid, striking
colors.
Each time you press V (SCENE), the
indicator changes as follows:
(Soft snap mode) t
(Illumination
snap mode) t
(Twilight mode) t
(Vivid nature mode) t
(Active
outdoor mode) t No indicator (Auto)
• When setting the focus to [AUTO], the focus is
adjusted to approximately 1 m to
(infinite).
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Setting the distance to the subject — Focus preset
0.5 m
RETURN
SIZE• BURST 2M
FOCUS
AUTO
SELFTIMER OFF
WHITE BAL AUTO
RETURN
SIZE • BURST 2M
FOCUS
AUTO
SELFTIMER OFF
WHITE BAL AUTO
0.2 m
MENU
1
When shooting an image using a previously
set distance to the subject, or when shooting
a subject through a net or window glass, it
is difficult to achieve a proper focus using
the auto focus function. The Focus preset is
useful in these cases.
, Set the mode switch to
, and
turn on the power, then press
MENU.
The menu appears on the LCD screen.
• You can also carry out this operation when the
mode switch is set to
.
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2
EXEC/
, Select [ ] with the control
button v, then press EXEC.
Select [FOCUS] with the
control buttons v/V, then
press EXEC.
• When the mode switch is set to
, select
[ ] with the control button v.
• Focus setting information is approximate, and
should be used as a reference.
Shooting images continuously — Burst
FOCUS
MENU
3
EXEC/
1
, Select the desired focus
setting with the control buttons
v/V, then press EXEC.
, Set the mode switch to
, and
turn on the power, then press
MENU.
You can select from the following distance
settings:
AUTO (No indicator),
0.2 m,
0.5 m,
1.0 m, and
(infinity)
When you press MENU, the menu
disappears and the indicator is displayed on
the LCD screen.
The menu appears on the LCD screen.
2
EXEC/
, Select [ ] with the control
button v, then press EXEC.
Select [SIZE·BURST] with the
control buttons v/V, then
press EXEC.
Shooting still images
RETURN
SIZE• BURST 2M
FOCUS
AUTO
SELFTIMER OFF
WHITE BAL AUTO
RETURN
SIZE • BURST 2M
FOCUS
AUTO
SELFTIMER OFF
WHITE BAL AUTO
AUTO
0.2m
0.5m
1.0m
• You cannot use the flash in this mode.
• The recording interval is approximately
0.5 seconds. However, the recording interval
may be longer in a dark place.
To return to auto focus mode
Select [AUTO] in step 3.
• The setting selected here returns to [AUTO]
when the power is turned off.
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SIZE • BURST
2M
VGA
2M
VGA
3
101
10
2M
VGA
BURST
BURST
EXEC/
4
, Select [ 2M BURST] or [ VGA
BURST] with the control
buttons v/V, then press EXEC.
, Press the shutter button
halfway down, then hold the
shutter button fully down.
The image size used for burst shooting is
set.
Press MENU so that the menu disappears
from the LCD screen.
Up to two images are recorded with 2M or
up to ten images are recorded with VGA
while you hold down the shutter button.
• For details on the image size, see page 19.
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VGA
2.0M
• If you release the shutter button in the middle of
shooting, shooting will stop at that point. Only
the images that were shot while the shutter
button was held down are recorded.
Adjusting color tones — White Balance
No indicator (Auto)
RETURN
SIZE• BURST 2M
FOCUS
AUTO
SELFTIMER OFF
WHITE BAL AUTO
RETURN
SIZE • BURST 2M
FOCUS
AUTO
SELFTIMER OFF
WHITE BAL AUTO
MENU
1
2
EXEC/
Adjusts the white balance automatically
(Daylight)
Shooting outdoors, shooting night scenes,
neon signs, fireworks or sunrises, or
shooting just before and after sundown
(Cloudy)
Shooting under a cloudy sky
(Fluorescent)
Shooting under fluorescent lighting
, Set the mode switch to
, and
turn on the power, then press
MENU.
The menu appears on the LCD screen.
• You can also carry out this operation when the
mode switch is set to
.
, Select [ ] with the control
button v, then press EXEC.
Select [WHITE BAL] with the
control button V, then press
EXEC.
Shooting still images
When the white balance is set to Auto, the
white balance function works
automatically, and the overall color balance
is adjusted according to the shooting
conditions. However, when you shoot
under fixed conditions or special lighting
conditions, you can manually adjust the
white balance.
• When the mode switch is set to
, select
[ ] with the control button v.
• Under fluorescent lights that flicker, the white
balance adjustment function may not work
correctly even though you select
(fluorescent).
(Incandescent)
• Places where the lighting conditions
change quickly
• Under bright lighting such as
photography studios
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z Shooting techniques
WHITE BALANCE
AUTO
3
EXEC/
, Select the desired mode with
the control buttons v/V, then
press EXEC.
When you press MENU, the menu
disappears and the selected mode is
displayed on the LCD screen.
To reactivate auto adjustment
Select [AUTO] in step 3.
• When the flash strobes, the manual setting is
canceled, and the image is recorded in the Auto
mode.
• The mode you have selected here is maintained
even when the power is turned off.
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The image is affected by the lighting
conditions. For example, the entire image
appears blue under sunlight in the summer,
and white items gain a reddish tint under
incandescent light bulbs, etc. The human
eye can resolve these problems, but digital
still cameras cannot recognize the correct
colors without adjustments.
Normally, the camera makes these
adjustments automatically, but if recorded
image colors appear unnatural, we
recommend that you adjust the white
balance.
Enjoying still images
Viewing still images
on the LCD screen
Single (singleimage) screen
2M
Index (four-image)
screen
2M
7
/8
7
/8
101
101-0007
2003 7 4
2M
101-0006
2003 7 4
12:00PM
101
6
/8
10:30AM
12:00PM
1
You can view images shot with your camera
almost immediately on the LCD screen.
You can select the following two methods
for viewing images.
Single (single-image) screen
You can view one image at a time,
displayed over the entire screen.
, Set the mode switch to
turn on the power.
2
, and
The last image in the selected recording
folder (page 26) appears on the LCD
screen.
, Select the desired still image
with the control buttons v/V.
Enjoying still images
101-0007
2003 7 4
101
Viewing single images
v : To display the preceding image
V : To display the next image
• If you close the lens cover while viewing
images, the power shuts off.
Index (four-image) screen
Four images are displayed simultaneously
in separate panels on the screen.
• For detailed descriptions of the screen
indicators, see page 88.
• For details on viewing movies, see page 49.
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Viewing an index screen (four-image)
To return to the single-image screen
Select [SINGLE] in step 2. Or when four
frames are displayed, press EXEC to
display the single image shown with the
yellow border.
RETURN
DELETE
DELETE IN FOLDER
INDEX
DPOF
RETURN
DELETE
DELETE IN FOLDER
INDEX
DPOF
MENU
1
, Set the mode switch to
press MENU.
2
, and
The menu appears on the LCD screen.
EXEC/
, Select [ ] with the control
button v, then press EXEC.
Select [INDEX] with the control
buttons v/V, then press EXEC.
The display switches to the index (fourimage) screen.
To display the next (previous) index
screen
Press the control buttons v/V to move the
yellow border.
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Selecting the folder and playing back images — Folder
RETURN
DELETE
DELETE IN FOLDER
INDEX
DPOF
CHANGE FOLDER
101
RETURN
FORMAT
PRINT
CHANGE FOLDER
: 102MSDCF
1 IMAGE
:
CREATED:
2003 7 4
1:05PM
1
, Set the mode switch to
, and
turn on the power, then press
MENU.
The menu appears on the LCD screen.
2
EXEC/
, Select [ ] with the control
button V, then press EXEC.
Select [CHANGE FOLDER]
with the control button V, then
press EXEC.
3
EXEC/
, Select the desired folder with
the control buttons v/V, then
press EXEC.
Enjoying still images
MENU
The CHANGE FOLDER screen appears.
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CHANGE FOLDER
: 102MSDCF
OK
CANCEL
4
EXEC/
, Select [OK] with the control
button v, then press EXEC.
When you press MENU, the menu
disappears and the selected folder is
displayed.
To cancel the selection
Select [CANCEL] in step 4.
When multiple folders are
created in the “Memory Stick
Duo”
When the first or last image in the folder is
displayed, the following indicators appear
on the LCD screen.
: Moves to the previous folder.
: Moves to the next folder.
: Moves to both the previous and next
folders.
Single (singleimage) screen
2M
101-0004
2003 7 4
101
Index (four-image)
screen
4
/4
12:00PM
• When no images are stored in the folder, “NO
FILE IN THIS FOLDER” appears.
• You can play back images from the last-shot
one without selecting the folder.
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Enlarging an image — Enlarged playback
You can zoom in on an image shot with
your camera to enlarge it to 2.5 or 5 times
the original size.
2M
101-0007
2003 7 4
1× (normal)
101
7
/8
1:30PM
, Set the mode switch to
, and
turn on the power.
Select the image you want to
enlarge with the control
buttons v/V.
5×
• Enlarged playback does not function for
movies.
• You may not be able to enlarge images recorded
using other devices.
• The enlarged image cannot be recorded as a
new file.
2
EXEC/
, Press EXEC/ (Enlarged
playback) repeatedly to select
the desired enlargement level.
Enjoying still images
1
2.5×
2.5
The center of the screen is enlarged. Each
time you press EXEC/ (Enlarged
playback), the enlargement level changes as
follows.
2.5× t 5× t normal (no indicator) t ...
To cancel Enlarged playback
Press EXEC/ (Enlarged playback)
repeatedly to set to normal (no indicator).
• You can only enlarge the center of the screen.
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Choosing images to print — Print (DPOF) mark
You can mark still images shot with your
camera that you want to have printed. This
function is convenient when you have
images printed at a shop or using a printer
that conforms with the DPOF (Digital Print
Order Format) standard.
• You cannot mark movies.
• You cannot specify the number of copies you
want to have printed.
2M
101-0006
2003 7 4
101
6
/8
10:30AM
EXEC/
1
, Set the mode switch to
, and
turn on the power.
Display the image you want to
print with the control buttons
v/V.
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RETURN
DELETE
DELETE IN FOLDER
INDEX
DPOF
2
MENU
, Press MENU, and select [ ]
with the control button v, then
press EXEC.
To mark the print (DPOF) mark in
index-image screen
Perform step 2 on page 36 and switch to
index screen.
RETURN
DELETE
DELETE IN FOLDER
INDEX
DPOF
EXEC/
, Select [DPOF] with the control
button V, then press EXEC.
ON
OFF
4
EXEC/
, Select [ON] with the control
button v, then press EXEC.
Enjoying still images
3
DPOF
When you press MENU, the menu
disappears and the
mark is marked on
the displayed image.
To unmark the print (DPOF) mark
Select [OFF] in step 4. The
mark
disappears.
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Connecting your camera to a PictBridge compliant printer
If you use a PictBridge compliant printer,
you can easily print images shot with this
camera even if you do not have a computer.
All you need to do is to prepare for the
connection in the menu of the camera, and
then to connect the camera to the printer
using a USB cable.
2M
101-0006
2003 7 4
101
6
/8
101
RETURN
FORMAT
PRINT
CHANGE FOLDER
10:30AM
EXEC/
1
• Do not connect the camera to a printer in the
following situations. Proper operation is not
guaranteed.
– The printer is not PictBridge compliant.
– There is no battery in the camera, or there is
insufficient power remaining in the batteries.
, Set the mode switch to
, and
turn on the power.
Display the image you want to
print with the control buttons
v/V.
Do not connect your camera to your
printer at this time.
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2
MENU
, Press MENU, and select
with the control button V, then
press EXEC.
101
RETURN
FORMAT
PRINT
CHANGE FOLDER
CONNECT A
PRINTER
CONNECTING
PictBridge
CANCEL
EXEC/
4
, Select [PRINT] with the control
buttons v/V, then press EXEC.
, Connect the camera to the
printer.
The message “CONNECT A
PRINTER” appears.
The message “CONNECTING PictBridge”
appears.
When the connection is completed, the
selected image is displayed and the
(PictBridge) mark appears on the screen.
To cancel preparations to make the
connection
Select [CANCEL] in step 3.
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Printing images
2M
101-0006
2003 7 4
101
6
/8
RETURN
PRINT 1 PAGE
INSERT DATE
RETURN
PRINT 1 PAGE
INSERT DATE
10:30AM
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EXEC/
1
, Complete the procedures in
steps 1 to 4 on pages 42 and
43, then connect the camera to
the printer.
When the connection is completed, the
(PictBridge) mark appears on the screen.
• If a warning message appears on the screen,
check the meaning of the message on page 76,
then select [EXIT] with EXEC.
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2
MENU
, Press MENU, and select [ ]
with the control button v, then
press EXEC.
• If you set [LCD LIGHT] to [OFF] under [
]
in the MENU, you can extend the battery life.
3
, Select [PRINT 1 PAGE] with the
control buttons v/V, and press
EXEC.
To cancel printing
Select [CANCEL] in step 4.
PRINT 1 PAGE
OK
CANCEL
CANCEL
EXEC/
, Select [OK] with the control
button v, then press EXEC.
When the message “PRINTING”
disappears, printing is completed.
If you want to print the same image again,
repeat the procedure from step 2.
• While the
mark is on the screen, do not
disconnect the USB cable or remove a
“Memory Stick Duo” or the batteries from the
camera.
To print other images
Select the image you want to print with the
control buttons v/V in step 1.
To change a folder, select [CHANGE
FOLDER] under [ ] in the MENU, and
then select the folder containing the image
you want to print.
To attach a date to an image
Select [INSERT DATE], and select the
desired date display format with the control
buttons v/V.
You can select [D/HR/MIN] or [Y/M/D] *.
The date will be attached to the image to be
printed.
Some printers may not support this
function.
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PRINTING
To disconnect the printer
After confirming that the message
“PRINTING” has disappeared, disconnect
the USB cable. The camera turns off, and
the connection is ended.
* The setting selected in [DATE NOTATION]
under [CLOCK SET] (page 15) is displayed.
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Shooting movies
SIZE
RETURN
320
SIZE
FOCUS
AUTO
SELFTIMER OFF
WHITE BAL AUTO
RETURN
320
SIZE
FOCUS
AUTO
SELFTIMER OFF
WHITE BAL AUTO
320
160
320×240
160×112
MENU
1
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2
EXEC/
, Set the mode switch to , and
open the lens cover to turn on
the power.
Press MENU.
, Select [ ] with the control
button v, then press EXEC.
Select [SIZE] with the control
buttons v/V, then press EXEC.
The menu appears on the LCD screen.
The image size is displayed.
• Sound cannot be recorded in movies.
• When shooting a movie, the image may look
like a single-frame advance. However, the
recorded movie will be normal.
• For details on the shooting time for each image
size, see page 48.
3
EXEC/
, Select [ 320 320×240] or
[ 160 160×112] with the control
buttons v/V, then press EXEC.
The image size is set.
When you press MENU, the menu
disappears and the indicator is displayed on
the LCD screen.
• The image size selected here is maintained even
when the power is turned off.
REC
320
320
101
101
0:00/ 16:32
, Press the shutter button fully
down.
“REC” appears on the LCD screen and the
camera starts recording the image.
• Recording stops when the “Memory Stick
Duo” is full.
• The auto focus function can set the focus at any
distance from approximately 1.0 m to
(infinity). To shoot a subject at a closer
distance than 1.0 m, select
0.2 m or
0.5 m with the Focus preset function (page 30).
• The flash does not function when shooting
movies.
5
, To stop recording, press the
shutter button fully again.
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Indicators during shooting
Indicators on the LCD screen are not
recorded. You can use [DISPLAY] under
[ ] with MENU and the control buttons
v/V to turn the display on and off
(page 22).
For detailed descriptions of the indicators,
see page 87.
To use the self-timer
Complete step 3, then follow the
procedure on page 22.
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Shooting time
The shooting time is different, depending
on the capacity of the “Memory Stick Duo”
and the image size. Refer to the following
chart when you choose a “Memory Stick
Duo.”
Image size
160×112
320×240
8MB
5 min. 35 sec.
1 min. 26 sec.
16MB
11 min. 13 sec.
2 min. 54 sec.
32MB
22 min. 43 sec.
5 min. 52 sec.
64MB
45 min. 40 sec.
11 min. 48 sec.
128MB
1 h. 31 min. 34 sec.
23 min. 39 sec.
MSX-M256
2 h. 45 min. 35 sec.
42 min. 47 sec.
MSX-M512
5 h. 36 min. 43 sec.
1 h. 27 min. 1 sec.
Capacity
• The shooting time may vary, depending on the shooting conditions.
• For numbers of still images that can be recorded, see page 19.
• When shooting time exceeds 99 minutes 59 seconds “>99:59” is displayed.
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320
101
18
0:00
320
101–0018
2003 7 4 12:00PM
, Set the mode switch to
turn on the power.
16
0:00
The last image in the selected recording
folder (page 26) appears on the LCD
screen.
, Select the desired movie with
the control buttons v/V.
v : To display the preceding image
V : To display the next image
An image shot with a size of [ 320 320×240]
is displayed full-sized on the screen, and an
image shot with a size of [ 160 160×112] is
displayed in a smaller size.
• Movies cannot be rewound or fast-forwarded
with this camera.
101
16
0:05
101–0016
101–0016
2003 7 4 10:30AM
2
, and
320
3
EXEC/
, Press EXEC.
The movie is played back.
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101
To stop playback
Press EXEC.
Indicators while viewing movies
Indicators on the LCD screen are not
recorded. You can use [DISPLAY] under
[ ] with MENU and the control buttons
v/V to turn the display on and off
(page 22).
For detailed descriptions of the indicators,
see page 88.
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Deleting images
Deleting images
2M
101-0007
2003 7 4
101
7
/8
RETURN
DELETE
DELETE IN FOLDER
INDEX
DPOF
12:00PM
RETURN
DELETE
DELETE IN FOLDER
INDEX
DPOF
EXEC/
1
, Set the mode switch to
, and
turn on the power.
Press the control buttons v/V
to select the image you want to
delete.
2
MENU
, Press MENU and select [ ]
with the control button v, then
press EXEC.
To delete an image in index-image
screen
Perform step 2 on page 36 and switch to
index screen.
3
EXEC/
, Select [DELETE] with the
control buttons v/V, then
press EXEC.
The image has not yet been deleted at this
point.
To delete all the images in the folder
Select [DELETE IN FOLDER] in step 3.
• You cannot delete images write-protected by
another device.
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Formatting a “Memory Stick Duo”
DELETE
RETURN
DELETE
DELETE IN FOLDER
INDEX
DPOF
OK
CANCEL
MENU
4
EXEC/
When the message “MEMORY STICK
ACCESS” disappears, the image has been
deleted.
To cancel deleting
Select [CANCEL] in step 4.
, Insert the “Memory Stick Duo”
you want to format into the
camera.
Do not open the battery/“Memory Stick
Duo” cover while formatting the “Memory
Stick Duo” as this may damage the
“Memory Stick Duo.”
• The term “formatting” means preparing a
“Memory Stick Duo” to record images; this
process is also called “initialization.” The
“Memory Stick Duo” provided with this
camera, and those available commercially, are
already formatted, and can be used
immediately.
• This operation is available no matter what
position the mode switch is in.
2
, Turn on the power, and press
MENU.
The menu appears on the LCD screen.
• When you format a “Memory Stick Duo,”
note that all data in the “Memory Stick
Duo,” including images that were writeprotected by another device, will be
permanently erased.
• When you format a “Memory Stick Duo,” be
sure that sufficient power remains, otherwise a
“FORMAT ERROR” may occur.
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, Select [OK] with the control
button v, then press EXEC.
1
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FORMAT
101
RETURN
FORMAT
PRINT
CHANGE FOLDER
OK
FORMATTING
CANCEL
3
EXEC/
, Select [ ] with the control
button V, then press EXEC.
Select [FORMAT] with the
control buttons v/V, then
press EXEC.
4
, Select [OK] with the control
button v, then press EXEC.
When the message “FORMATTING”
disappears, the format is complete.
To cancel formatting
Select [CANCEL] in step 4.
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Copying images to your computer — For Windows users
Recommended computer
environment
• If you connect two or more USB equipment to
a single computer at the same time, some
equipment, including your camera, may not
operate depending on the type of USB
equipment.
• Operations are not guaranteed when using a
USB hub.
• Operations are not guaranteed for all the
recommended computer environments
mentioned above.
There are two modes for a USB connection,
[NORMAL] and [PTP]* modes. The
factory setting is the [NORMAL] mode.
This section describes the USB connection
using the [NORMAL] mode.
When the camera is connected to your
computer via a USB cable, the camera can
draw its power from your computer (USB
Bus Powered).
* Compatible only with Windows XP. When
connected to a computer, only the data in the
folder selected by the camera is copied to the
computer. To select a folder when the camera is
connected to your computer, press MENU and
perform the procedures to change a folder for
playback.
Communication with your
computer
When your computer resumes from the
suspend or sleep mode, communication
between your camera and your computer
may not recover at the same time.
When a USB connector is not
provided on your computer
When neither a USB connector nor a
“Memory Stick” slot is provided, you can
copy images using an additional device. See
the Sony Website for details.
http://www.sony.net/
Contents of the CD-ROM
x USB Driver
This driver is needed in order to connect the
camera to a computer.
• When using Windows XP, you need not install
the USB driver.
x Image Transfer
This application is used to easily transfer
images from the camera to a computer.
x ImageMixer
This application is used to display and edit
images that are stored in a computer.
• The required operations may differ depending
on your OS.
• Close down all applications running on
the computer before installing the USB
driver and application.
• When using Windows XP or Windows 2000,
log on as Administrator.
• The display settings should be 800 × 600 dots
or more and High Color (16-bit color, 65,000
colors) or more. When set to less than 800 ×
600 dots or 256 colors or less, the model
selection screen does not appear.
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OS: Microsoft Windows 98, Windows
98SE, Windows 2000 Professional,
Windows Millennium Edition, Windows
XP Home Edition, or Windows XP
Professional
The above OS must be installed at the
factory. Operation is not assured in an
environment upgraded to the operating
systems described above or in a multi-boot
environment.
CPU: MMX Pentium 200 MHz or faster
USB connector: Provided as standard
Display: 800 × 600 dots or more
High Color (16-bit color, 65,000 colors) or
more
USB mode
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Installing the USB driver
When using Windows XP, you need not
install the USB driver.
Once the USB driver is installed, you need
not install the USB driver again.
c Click [USB Driver] on the
installing menu screen.
e Click [Yes, I want to restart my
computer now], then click
[Finish].
a Start up your computer, and
insert the supplied CD-ROM
into the CD-ROM drive.
Do not connect your camera to
your computer at this time.
The model selection screen appears. If
it does not appear, double-click
(My Computer) t
(ImageMixer)
in that order.
The “InstallShield Wizard” screen
appears.
d Click [Next]. When the
“Information” screen appears,
click [Next].
b Click [Cyber-shot] on the
model selection screen.
The installing menu screen appears.
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The USB driver installation starts.
When the installation is completed, the
screen informs you of completion.
Your computer restarts. Then, you can
establish USB connection.
Installing “Image Transfer”
You can use the “Image Transfer” software
to copy images to your computer
automatically when you connect the camera
to your computer with the supplied USB
cable.
c Click [Next]. When the
“Licence Agreement” screen
appears, click [Yes].
e Select the folder to be
installed, then click [Next].
Select the program folder, then
click [Next].
a Click [Cyber-shot] on the
model selection screen.
The installing menu screen appears.
d Click [Next].
f Confirm that the checkbox is
checked on the “Image
Transfer Settings” screen,
then click [Next].
When the installation is completed, the
screen informs you of completion.
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b Click [Image Transfer] on the
installing menu screen.
Select the desired language,
then click [OK].
Read the agreement carefully. If you
accept the terms of the agreement,
proceed with the installation. The
“Information” screen appears.
The “Welcome to the InstallShield
Wizard for Image Transfer” screen
appears.
• This section describes the English screen.
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g Click [Finish].
Installing “ImageMixer”
You can use the “ImageMixer Ver.1.5 for
Sony” software to copy, view, and edit
images and to create Video CDs. For
details, see the software’s help files.
The “InstallShield Wizard” screen
closes.
If you wish to continue with the
installation of “ImageMixer,” click
[ImageMixer] on the installing menu
screen and then follow the instructions
that appear on the screen.
• The USB driver is needed in order to use
“Image Transfer.” If the necessary driver is not
already installed on your computer, a screen
that asks if you want to install the driver will
appear. Follow the instructions that appear on
the screen.
a Click [ImageMixer] on the
installing menu screen.
Select the desired language,
then click [OK].
The “Welcome to the InstallShield
Wizard” screen appears.
• This section describes the English screen.
b Follow the instructions on
each succeeding screen.
Install “ImageMixer” according to the
instructions that appear on the screen.
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• When you use Windows 2000 or Windows XP,
install “WinASPI”.
• If DirectX8.0a or a later version is not installed
in your computer, the “Information” screen
appears. Follow the instructions that appear on
the screen.
c Restart your computer
according to the instructions
that appear on the screen.
d Remove the CD-ROM.
Connecting the camera to
your computer
a Insert the “Memory Stick Duo”
with the images you want to
copy into the camera.
c Open the USB jack cover, and
connect the supplied USB
cable to the (USB) jack of
the camera.
• Note that the power cannot be turned on if a
“Memory Stick Duo” is not inserted in the
camera.
• When you use a desktop computer, we
recommend that you connect the USB cable to
the USB connector on the rear panel.
• When using Windows XP, the AutoPlay wizard
automatically appears on the desktop. Proceed
to page 60.
(USB) jack
USB MODE:NORMAL
d Connect the USB cable to your
computer.
Access
indicators*
“USB MODE: NORMAL” appears on
the LCD screen of the camera. When a
USB connection is established for the
first time, your computer automatically
runs a program to recognize the
camera. Wait for a while.
* During communication, the access indicators
turn red.
• If “USB MODE: NORMAL” is not shown in
step 4, confirm that [USB] is set to
[NORMAL] under [ ] in the menu (page 80).
• If [USB] is set to [NORMAL], the POWER
button, lens cover and other controls on the
camera do not function.
b Turn on your computer.
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• The camera can receive power supply from
most of the computers that are recommended
for use through the USB connection (USB Bus
Powered), so in this case there is no need to
insert batteries into the camera.
• Removing the batteries before connecting the
camera is recommended in order to prevent
battery deterioration.
• For further details on inserting the “Memory
Stick Duo,” see page 17.
• Operations are not guaranteed when
using a USB hub. Connect the USB
cable directly to your computer, without
using a USB hub.
The camera turns on.
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P Disconnecting the USB
cable from your computer or
removing the “Memory Stick
Duo” from your camera during
a USB connection
For Windows 2000, Me, or XP users
1 Double-click
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“Image Transfer”
— Windows 98/98SE/2000/Me
Connect the camera and your
computer with the USB cable.
“Image Transfer” launches and the images
are automatically copied to the computer.
on the tasktray.
Double-click here
— Windows XP
Connect the camera and your
computer with the USB cable.
“Image Transfer” starts up automatically
and the images are automatically copied to
the computer.
Windows XP is set so that the OS AutoPlay
Wizard activates.
If you want to cancel the setting, follow the
procedure below.
a Click [Start], then click [My
Computer].
2 Click
b Right-click [Sony
MemoryStick], then click
[Properties].
(Sony DSC), then click [Stop].
3 Confirm the device on the confirmation
screen, then click [OK].
4 Click [OK]. Step 4 is unnecessary for
Windows XP users.
5 Disconnect the USB cable.
6 Remove the “Memory Stick Duo.”
For Windows 98 or 98SE users
Confirm that the access indicators (page 57)
on the LCD screen are turned white and
carry out from step 5 above.
• If you remove or insert the “Memory
Stick Duo” before disconnecting the USB
cable, the computer will not recognize the
camera. In that case, disconnect the USB
cable and connect it to the computer
again.
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c Cancel the setting.
• Normally “Image Transfer” and “Date” folders
are created inside the “My Documents” folder,
and all of the image files recorded with the
camera are copied into these folders.
• You can change the “Image Transfer” settings
(page 59).
• When “ImageMixer” (page 56) is installed and
image copying is completed using “Image
Transfer,” “ImageMixer” automatically
launches and images appear.
1 Click [AutoPlay].
2 Set [Content type] to [Pictures].
3 Check [Select an action to perform]
under [Actions], select [Take no
action], then click [Apply].
4 Set [Content type] to [Video files]
and repeat step 3. Then, set
[Content type] to [Mixed content]
and repeat step 3 again.
5 Click [OK].
The “Properties” screen closes.
The OS AutoPlay Wizard does not
start up automatically even if the
USB connection is made next time.
Changing “Image Transfer”
settings
Copying images without
using “Image Transfer”
You can change “Image Transfer” settings.
Right-click the “Image Transfer” icon on
the tasktray, and select [Open Settings]. The
settings you can set are as follows: [Basic],
[Copy], and [Delete].
— Windows 98/98SE/2000/Me
Right-click here
If “Image Transfer” is not set to launch
automatically, you can copy images as
following procedure.
a Double-click [My Computer],
then double-click [Removable
Disk].
The contents of the “Memory Stick
Duo” inserted in your camera appear.
When “Image Transfer” starts, the window
below appears.
b Double-click [DCIM], then
double-click the folder which
contains the desired images.
The folder opens.
c Drag and drop the image files
into the “My Documents”
folder.
When you select [Settings] from the above
window, you can only change the [Basic]
setting.
The image files are copied to the “My
Documents” folder.
The overwrite confirmation message
appears. When you overwrite the existing
image with the new one, the original file
data is deleted.
Changing a file name
When you want to copy an image file to
your computer without overwriting a file
with the same name, change the file name.
Once you change the name, the image
cannot be played back on your camera. If
you want to play back the image on your
camera, follow the procedures on page 63.
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• This section describes an example of copying
images to the “My Documents” folder.
• When the “Removable Disk” icon is not shown,
see page 60.
• When using Windows XP, see page 60.
When you try to copy an image
to a folder in which an image
with the same file name is
stored
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When the removable disk icon is
not shown
1 Right-click [My Computer], then click
[Properties].
The “System Properties” screen appears.
• When using Windows 2000, click [Hardware]
after the “System Properties” screen appears.
2 Confirm if other devices are already
installed.
1 Click [Device Manager].
2 Confirm if there is a “ Sony DSC”
with a
mark.
3 If you find either of the devices above,
follow the steps below to delete them.
1 Click [ Sony DSC].
• When using Windows 2000, right-click
[ Sony DSC].
— Windows XP
Copying images using the
Windows XP AutoPlay Wizard
a Make a USB connection
(page 57). Click [Copy pictures
to a folder on my computer
using Microsoft Scanner and
Camera Wizard], then click
[OK].
The “Scanner and Camera Wizard”
screen appears.
b Click [Next].
The images stored on the “Memory
Stick Duo” are displayed.
2 Click [Remove] (or [Uninstall] in
Windows 2000).
The “Confirm Device Removal”
screen appears.
3 Click [OK].
The device is deleted.
c Click the checkbox of images
that you do not want to copy to
your computer and remove the
checkmark, then click [Next].
Try the USB driver installation again using
the supplied CD-ROM (page 54).
d Select a name and destination
for your pictures, then click
[Next].
The “Picture Name and Destination”
screen appears.
Image copying starts. When the
copying is completed, the “Other
Options” screen appears.
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e Select [Nothing. I’m finished
working with these pictures],
then click [Next].
The “Completing the Scanner and
Camera Wizard” screen appears.
f Click [Finish].
The wizard closes.
• To continue copying other images, follow the
procedure given under P on page 58 to
disconnect the USB cable and reconnect it.
Then, perform the procedure from step 1
again.
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computer
— Windows 98/98SE/2000/Me/XP
a Click [Start] t [My
Documents].
The “My Documents” folder contents
are displayed.
b Double-click the desired folder
and image file.
The image is displayed.
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• This section describes the procedure for
viewing images copied in the “My Documents”
folder.
• When not using Windows XP, double-click
[My Documents] on the desktop.
• You can use the “ImageMixer Ver.1.5 for Sony”
software to view and edit images on your
computer. For details, see the software’s help
files.
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Image file storage
destinations and file names
Image files recorded with your camera are
grouped as folders in the “Memory Stick
Duo.”
Example: For Windows XP users
Folder containing image data recorded using a
camera without the folder creation function
Folder containing image data recorded with this
camera
When no new folders have been created, this is
only “101MSDCF”
Folder containing movies and other image data
recorded using a camera without the folder
creation function
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Folder
File name
101MSDCF
up to 999MSDCF
DSC0ssss.JPG
File meaning
Still image files
MOV0ssss.MPG
Movie files
• Data in the “100MSDCF” or “MSSONY”
folders is for playback only, and your camera
cannot record images in these folders.
• For more information about the folder, see
page 24.
• ssss stands for any number within the
range from 0001 to 9999.
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computer with this camera
When you want to view an image file using
this camera that has been copied to your
computer and has been deleted from the
“Memory Stick Duo,” copy the image file
back to the “Memory Stick Duo” from your
computer first. Then you can play back the
image with this camera.
a Right-click the image file, and
click [Rename].
Change the file name to
“DSC0ssss.”
ssss stands for any number within
the range from 0001 to 9999.
• Extensions may be displayed, depending on the
settings made on your computer. The extension
for a still image is jpg, and for a movie is mpg.
Do not change the extensions.
1 Right-click the image file and click
[Copy].
2 Select a [DCIM] folder in
[Removable Disk] or [Sony
MemoryStick] in [My Computer].
3 Right-click a [sss MSDCF]
folder in the [DCIM] folder and
click [Paste].
sss stands for any number
within the range from 100 to 999.
• When the overwrite confirmation message
appears, change the file name by inputting
another number in step 1.
• If there is no folder in the “Memory Stick Duo,”
create a folder with the camera, then copy the
image file to the folder (page 25).
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• If you have not changed any of the file names
that were given automatically to images shot
with this camera, you can skip step 1.
• You may not be able to play back a particular
image, due to its image size.
• You may not be able to play back images
processed on your computer with this camera.
b Copy the file to a folder in the
“Memory Stick Duo.”
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Copying images to your computer — For Macintosh users
Recommended computer
environment
OS: Mac OS 9.1, 9.2, or Mac OS X (v10.0/
v10.1/v10.2)
The above OS must be installed at the
factory.
USB connector: Provided as standard
Display: 800 × 600 dots or more
32,000-color mode or more
• If you connect two or more USB equipment to
a single computer at the same time, some
equipment, including your camera, may not
operate depending on the type of USB
equipment.
• Operations are not guaranteed when using a
USB hub.
• Operations are not guaranteed for all the
recommended computer environments
mentioned above.
USB mode
There are two modes for a USB connection,
[NORMAL] and [PTP]* modes. The
factory setting is the [NORMAL] mode.
This section describes the USB connection
using the [NORMAL] mode.
When the camera is connected to your
computer via a USB cable, the camera can
draw its power from your computer (USB
Bus Powered).
* Compatible only with Mac OS X. When
connected to a computer, only the data in the
folder selected by the camera is copied to the
computer. To select a folder when the camera is
connected to your computer, press MENU and
perform the procedures to change a folder for
playback.
Communication with your
computer
When your computer resumes from the
suspend or sleep mode, communication
between your camera and your computer
may not recover at the same time.
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When a USB connector is not
provided on your computer
When neither a USB connector nor a
“Memory Stick” slot is provided, you can
copy images using an additional device. See
the Sony Website for details.
http://www.sony.net/
a Connecting your camera to
your computer
For details, see page 57.
Disconnecting the USB cable from
your computer or removing the
“Memory Stick Duo” from your
camera during USB connection
Drag and drop the drive icon or the
“Memory Stick” icon to the “Trash” icon,
then disconnect the USB cable or remove
the “Memory Stick Duo.”
• If you are using Mac OS X v10.0, disconnect
the USB cable, etc., after you have turned your
computer off.
1 Double-click the newly recognized icon
on the desktop.
The contents of the “Memory Stick
Duo” inserted in your camera appear.
2 Double-click [DCIM].
3 Double-click the folder containing the
desired image files.
4 Drag and drop the image files to the hard
disk icon.
The image files are copied to your hard
disk.
1 Double-click the hard disk icon.
2 Double-click the desired image file in
the folder containing the copied files.
The image file opens.
• Close down all applications running on
the computer before installing an
application.
• You can use the “ImageMixer Ver.1.5 for Sony”
software to copy images to your computer, to
view images on your computer, and to create
video CDs. See the operation manual supplied
with the CD-ROM for details about the
installation method, or see the software’s help
files for the operation method.
• “ImageMixer” is not compatible with Mac
OS X.
• “Image Transfer” cannot be used with
Macintosh.
Enjoying images on your computer
b Copying images
c Viewing the images on your
computer
• See page 62 for details about the image file
storage destinations and file names.
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Creating a Video CD using “ImageMixer”
You can create a Video CD using
“ImageMixer Ver.1.5 for Sony.” You can
play back created Video CDs on a Video
CD-compatible DVD player, or on a
computer using Video CD application
software.
d Click
f Insert a blank CD-R into the
CD-R drive and click [OK].
.
The disc creation starts.
• You cannot use CD-RW discs.
• The CD-R drive is required to create a Video
CD.
a Start “ImageMixer.”
b Click
.
For the Macintosh edition
The video CD creating mode turns on.
c Drag & drop the desired file or
album to the menu screen.
The selected image is added to the
menu screen.
• This section describes the English screen.
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You can preview the image.
e Click
.
The disc creating dialogue appears.
• Roxio-manufactured “Toast” (not
supplied) is required to create a Video CD.
• The playback time of the movie file
becomes shorter on the preview screen.
Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
If you experience trouble with your camera,
try the following solutions.
1 First check the items on the tables below.
If code “C:ss:ss” is displayed
on the LCD screen, the selfdiagnosis display function is
working (page 77).
2 Should your camera still not work
properly, press the RESET button on the
bottom of the camera using a fine-tipped
object, then turn on the power again. (All
the settings including date and time are
cleared.)
3 Should your camera still not work
properly, consult your Sony dealer or
local authorized Sony service facility.
RESET button
Symptom
Cause
Solution
The battery remaining
indicator is incorrect, or
sufficient battery remaining
indicator is displayed but
the power runs out soon.
• You have used the camera in an extremely cold
location.
• The batteries are discharged.
• The battery contacts or the terminals on the
battery/“Memory Stick Duo” cover are dirty.
• The batteries are exhibiting the “memory effect”
(page 11).
• The batteries are dead (page 84).
—
• You are shooting/viewing images in an
extremely cold location.
• The batteries are not charged enough.
• The batteries are dead (page 84).
—
The battery life is short.
p Install charged batteries (page 10).
p Wipe any dirt off from them with a dry cloth (page 11).
Troubleshooting
Batteries and power
p To restore the batteries to their original condition, use them until
they are fully drained before recharging them.
p Replace the batteries with new ones.
p Charge the batteries (page 10).
p Replace the batteries with new ones.
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Symptom
Cause
Solution
You cannot turn on the
camera.
• The batteries are not installed correctly.
• The batteries are discharged.
• The batteries are dead (page 84).
p Install the batteries correctly (page 12).
p Replace them with charged batteries (page 10).
p Replace the batteries with new ones.
The power turns off
suddenly.
• If you do not operate the camera for about three
minutes when using batteries, the camera turns
off automatically to prevent wearing down the
batteries (page 15).
• The batteries are discharged.
p Turn on the camera again (page 14).
p Replace them with charged batteries (page 10).
Shooting still images/movies
Symptom
Cause
The subject does not appear
on the LCD screen.
• The mode switch is set to
The image is out of focus.
• The subject is too close.
Solution
.
• When shooting still images,
(Illumination
(Twilight mode),
(Vivid
snap mode),
nature mode), or
(Active outdoor mode) is
selected for the Scene Selection function.
• You are shooting movies at a distance closer
than 1.0 m (3 feet 3 3/8 inches).
• The Focus preset function is selected.
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p Set the mode switch to
or
(pages 20 and 46).
p Make sure to position the lens farther away from the subject
than the minimum shooting distance of 10 cm (4 inches) when
shooting (page 20).
p Cancel the Scene Selection function (page 29).
p Select the Focus preset function (page 30).
p Set it to [AUTO] (page 31).
The image is too dark.
• The LCD screen is too dark.
p Set [LCD LIGHT] to [ON] (pages 21 and 80).
The image is too bright.
• The LCD screen is too bright.
p Set [LCD LIGHT] to [OFF] (pages 21 and 80).
Vertical streaks appear
when you are shooting a
very bright subject.
• The smear phenomenon is occurring.
p This is not a malfunction.
Symptom
Cause
Solution
Your camera cannot record
images.
• No “Memory Stick Duo” is inserted.
• The capacity of the “Memory Stick Duo” is
insufficient.
p Insert a “Memory Stick Duo” (page 17).
p Delete the images saved in the “Memory Stick Duo” (page 50),
or format it (page 51).
p Change the “Memory Stick Duo.”
p Set it to the recording position (page 83).
• You are using a “Memory Stick Duo” with a
write-protect switch, and the switch is set to
LOCK.
• You cannot shoot while the flash is charging.
• The mode switch is not set to
a still image.
• The mode switch is not set to
a movie.
—
when shooting p Set it to
(page 20).
p Set it to
(page 46).
when shooting
The flash does not work.
p Set it to
(page 20).
p Set the flash to auto (no indicator),
(Red-eye reduction) or
(Forced flash) (page 23).
• When shooting still images, either
(Twilight p Set it to other modes (pages 18 and 29).
mode) or
(Vivid nature mode) is selected for
the Scene Selection function, or the camera is in
Burst mode.
The eyes of the subject
come out red.
—
p Set the flash mode to
The date and time are
recorded incorrectly.
• The date and time are not set correctly.
p Set the correct date and time (page 15).
When shooting a movie, the
image looks like a singleframe advance.
• The image looks like a single-frame advance
because of image data processing.
p The recorded movie will be normal.
• The mode switch is set to
or
(No flash).
• The flash is set to
.
Troubleshooting
(Red-eye reduction) (page 23).
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Viewing images
Symptom
Cause
Solution
Your camera cannot play
back images.
• The mode switch is not set to
.
• You have changed a folder or file name.
• You cannot play back images processed on your
computer.
• The camera is in USB mode.
p Set it to
(page 35).
p See page 63.
—
The image cannot be played
back on a computer.
—
p See page 71.
Your camera cannot
perform enlarged playback.
• Enlarged playback is not available for files
created or processed using other devices.
—
You cannot display a print
(DPOF) mark.
• You cannot display print (DPOF) marks on
movies.
—
p Cancel the USB connection (pages 58 and 65).
Deleting images
Symptom
Cause
Solution
Your camera cannot delete
an image.
• You are using a “Memory Stick Duo” with a
write-protect switch, and the switch is set to
LOCK.
p Set it to the recording position (page 83).
You have deleted an image
by mistake.
• Once you have deleted an image, you cannot
restore it.
p When you are using a “Memory Stick Duo” with a write-protect
switch, the switch will prevent you from deleting images by
mistake (page 83).
Computers
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Symptom
Cause
Solution
You do not know if the OS of
your computer is
compatible.
—
p Check “Recommended computer environment” (pages 53 and
64).
You cannot install the USB
driver.
—
p In Windows 2000, log on as Administrator (authorized
Administrator) (page 53).
Symptom
Cause
Solution
Your computer does not
recognize your camera.
• You are not using the supplied USB cable.
• The USB cable is not connected firmly.
p Use the supplied USB cable (page 57).
p Disconnect the USB cable, and connect it again firmly. Make
sure that “USB MODE” is displayed on the LCD screen (pages
57 and 65).
p Set it to [NORMAL] (page 80).
• [USB] is set to [PTP] under [ ] in the menu
settings.
• The USB connectors on your computer are
connected to other equipment besides the
keyboard, the mouse, and your camera.
• The camera is not connected directly to your
computer.
• The USB driver is not installed.
• The camera was connected to a computer with
the USB cable before installing the USB driver,
so the device was not recognized by the
computer.
p Disconnect the USB cables except for the ones connected to the
keyboard, the mouse, and your camera.
p Connect the camera directly to your computer without passing
through a hub or other device.
p Install the USB driver (page 54).
p Delete the device which is not recognized, then install the USB
driver (pages 54 and 60).
• The camera is not connected directly to your
computer.
• No “Memory Stick Duo” is inserted.
p Connect the camera directly to your computer without passing
through a hub or other device.
p Insert a “Memory Stick Duo” (page 17).
You cannot copy images.
• The camera is not correctly connected to your
computer.
• You are not using the correct copy procedure for
your OS.
—
—
p Connect the camera and your computer correctly using the
supplied USB cable (page 57).
p Follow the designated copy procedure for your OS (pages 58, 59
and 65).
p If you are using the “Image Transfer” software, see page 58.
p If you are using the “ImageMixer Ver.1.5 for Sony” application
software, click on HELP.
After making a USB
connection, “Image
Transfer” does not
automatically start.
—
p Select [Launch Image Transfer automatically when the camera,
etc., is connected.] at [Basic] setting (page 59).
p Make a USB connection when the computer is turned on
(page 57).
The image cannot be played
back on a computer.
—
—
—
Troubleshooting
You cannot turn on the
camera during USB
connection.
p If you are using the “ImageMixer Ver.1.5 for Sony” application
software, click on HELP.
p Consult the computer or software manufacturer.
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Symptom
Cause
Solution
The image is interrupted by
noise when you view a
movie on a computer.
• You are playing back the movie directly from
the “Memory Stick Duo.”
p Copy the movie to the hard disk of your computer and then play
back the movie from the hard disk (pages 58, 59 and 65).
You cannot print an image.
—
—
p Check the printer settings.
p Click on HELP for the “ImageMixer Ver.1.5 for Sony”
application software.
An error message appears
when you set the supplied
CD-ROM in your computer.
• The computer display is not set correctly.
p Set the computer display as follows:
Windows: 800 × 600 dots or more
High Color (16-bit color, 65,000 colors) or more
Macintosh: 800 × 600 dots or more
32,000-color or more
“Memory Stick Duo”
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Symptom
Cause
Solution
You cannot insert a
“Memory Stick Duo.”
• You are inserting the “Memory Stick Duo”
backwards.
• The “Memory Stick Duo” has been inserted into
a Memory Stick Duo adaptor.
p Insert it from the right side (page 17).
You cannot record on a
“Memory Stick Duo.”
• You are using a “Memory Stick Duo” with a
write-protect switch, and the switch is set to
LOCK.
• The “Memory Stick Duo” is full.
p Set it to the recording position (page 83).
You cannot format a
“Memory Stick Duo.”
• You are using a “Memory Stick Duo” with a
write-protect switch, and the switch is set to
LOCK.
p Set it to the recording position (page 83).
You have formatted a
“Memory Stick Duo” by
mistake.
• When you format a “Memory Stick Duo,” all
data in the “Memory Stick Duo,” including
images that were write-protected by another
device, will be permanently erased and cannot
be restored.
p When you are using a “Memory Stick Duo” with a write-protect
switch, we recommend that you set the write-protect switch to
LOCK to prevent accidental erasure (page 83).
p Insert it directly into the camera.
p Delete unnecessary images (page 50).
PictBridge compliant printer
Symptom
Cause
Solution
You cannot connect your
camera to the printer.
• The printer is not PictBridge compliant.
p Ask the printer manufacturer if the printer is PictBridge
compliant.
p Confirm that the printer is turned on and is ready to be
connected.
p When the preparations needed to make the connection between
the camera and the printer are finished, make the connection
(pages 42 and 43).
• The printer is not ready to be connected.
• Your camera is not connected to the printer
correctly.
You cannot print.
• Your camera is not connected to the printer.
• The power of the printer is off.
• You cannot print a movie.
• You may not be able to print a still image
recorded using other devices or an image
processed using a computer.
p Confirm that your camera is correctly connected to the printer
using the USB cable.
p Turn the printer on. For details, see the operation manual
supplied with the printer.
—
—
• You disconnected the USB cable before the
mark disappeared.
—
You cannot attach a date to
an image.
• Your printer does not support this function.
p Ask the printer manufacturer if the printer supports this
function.
“---- -- --” is printed on an
image instead of a date.
• Printable date information has not been input to
the image file.
p If printable date information has not been input, you cannot
print out a date. To print without date information, set [INSERT
DATE] to [OFF] and print the image (page 45).
Troubleshooting
Printing was stopped.
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Others
Symptom
Cause
Your camera does not work. • The battery level is low. (The E indicator
appears.)
• The USB cable is connected.
The power is on, but the
camera does not work.
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• The built-in microcomputer is not working
properly.
Solution
p Charge the batteries (page 10).
p Disconnect the USB cable (pages 58 and 65).
p Remove the batteries, then install them again after about one
minute and turn on the camera. If the functions still do not work,
press the RESET button located on the bottom of the camera using
a fine-tipped object, then turn the power on again (page 67). (If
you press the RESET button, all settings including the date and
time are cleared.)
You cannot identify an
—
indicator on the LCD screen.
p Check the indicator (pages 87 and 88).
The lens gets fogged.
p Turn off the camera and leave it for about an hour at the room
temperature for the moisture to evaporate before use (page 81).
• Moisture condensation has occurred.
Warnings and messages
The following messages appear on the LCD screen.
Meaning/Corrective Action
NO MEMORY STICK
• Insert a “Memory Stick Duo” (page 17).
SYSTEM ERROR
• Turn the power off and on again (page 14).
MEMORY STICK ERROR
• The inserted “Memory Stick Duo” cannot be used in your camera (page 83).
• The “Memory Stick Duo” is damaged, or the terminal section of the “Memory Stick Duo” is dirty.
• Insert the “Memory Stick Duo” correctly (page 17).
MEMORY STICK TYPE ERROR
• The inserted “Memory Stick Duo” cannot be used in your camera (page 83).
FORMAT ERROR
• The “Memory Stick Duo” format failed. Format the “Memory Stick Duo” again (page 51).
MEMORY STICK LOCKED
• You are using a “Memory Stick Duo” with a write-protect switch, and the switch is set to LOCK. Set it to the
recording position (page 83).
NO MEMORY SPACE
• The capacity of the “Memory Stick Duo” is insufficient. You cannot record images. Delete unnecessary images
(page 50).
READ ONLY MEMORY
• You cannot record or delete an image saved on this type of “Memory Stick Duo” using your camera.
NO FILE IN THIS FOLDER
• No images have been recorded in this folder.
FOLDER ERROR
• A folder with the same first three digits number already exists in the “Memory Stick Duo.” (For example:
123MSDCF and 123ABCDE) Select other folders, or create a new folder.
CANNOT CREATE MORE
FOLDERS
• The folder whose first three digits of the name is “999” exists in the “Memory Stick Duo.” You cannot create
any folders.
CANNOT RECORD
• The camera cannot record images in the selected folder. Select a different folder (page 26).
FILE ERROR
• An error occurred while playing back the image.
FILE PROTECT
• The image is write-protected by another device. Release the protection by another device.
IMAGE SIZE OVER
• You are attempting to play back an image of a size that cannot be played back on your camera.
• You are using the PictBridge function to print an image shot with another camera.
INVALID OPERATION
• You are attempting to assign the print (DPOF) mark to a file that was created by another device.
Troubleshooting
Message
• The battery level is low or zero. Charge the batteries (page 10). Depending on the conditions of use, the indicator
may flash even though there are still approximately 5 to 10 minutes of remaining battery time left.
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Message
Meaning/Corrective Action
ENLARGED PLAYBACK ERROR
• You are attempting to perform enlarged playback for a file created using other devices.
• Enlarged playback is not available for images processed using a computer.
• An error occurred while your camera was performing enlarged playback.
LENS COVER CLOSED
• The lens cover is closed when the mode switch is set to
PRINTER IS BUSY
• The printer cannot accept a job because it is currently printing. Check the printer.
PAPER ERROR
• A paper-related error occurred with the printer, for example, it has run out of paper or has a paper jam. Check
the printer.
INK ERROR
• An ink-related error occurred with the printer. Check the printer.
PRINTER ERROR
• A printer error occurred. Check the printer, or make sure the image file you want to print is not corrupted.
or
.
• Data is being transferred to the printer. Do not disconnect the USB cable.
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Self-diagnosis display
— If a code starting with an alphabet letter appears
Your camera has a self-diagnosis display.
This function displays the camera condition
on the LCD screen with a combination of a
letter and four numerical digits.
If this occurs, check the following code
chart and attempt the corresponding
corrective actions. The last two digits
(indicated by ss) will differ depending on
the state of the camera.
C:32:ss
Cause
Countermeasure
C:32:ss
There is trouble with your
camera’s hardware.
• Turn the power off and on again (page 14).
C:13:ss
The camera cannot read or write • Re-insert the “Memory Stick Duo” several
data on the “Memory Stick Duo.”
times.
E:61:ss
E:91:ss
An unformatted “Memory Stick
Duo” is inserted.
• Format the “Memory Stick Duo” (page 51).
The inserted “Memory Stick
Duo” cannot be used with your
camera, or the data is damaged.
• Insert a new “Memory Stick Duo” (page 17).
A camera malfunction that you
cannot reverse has occurred.
• Press the RESET button (page 67) located on
the bottom of the camera, then turn the power
on again.
If you are unable to solve the problem even
after trying the corrective actions a few
times, repairs may be necessary. Contact
your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony
service facility and inform them of the 5digit code.
Example: E:61:10
Troubleshooting
Self-diagnosis display
Code
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Additional information
Menu items
Menu items that can be modified differ
depending on the position of the mode
switch.
The LCD screen shows only the items you
can operate at the moment. Factory settings
are indicated with x.
When the mode switch is set to
(when [
Item
Setting
Description
SIZE·BURST
x2M / VGA / 2M BURST /
VGA BURST
Selects the image size when shooting still images (pages 18 and 31).
FOCUS
xAUTO /
1.0 m /
Selects the auto focus method or sets the focus preset distance (page 30).
SELFTIMER
ON / xOFF
WHITE BAL
xAUTO /
0.2 m /
0.5 m /
Sets the self-timer (page 22).
/
/
When the mode switch is set to
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] is selected in the menu settings)
/
Sets the white balance (page 33).
(when [
] is selected in the menu settings)
Item
Setting
Description
SIZE
x320×240 / 160×112
Selects the image size to be used when shooting a movie (page 46).
FOCUS
xAUTO /
1.0 m /
SELFTIMER
ON / xOFF
WHITE BAL
xAUTO /
0.2 m /
0.5 m /
Selects the auto focus method or sets the focus preset distance (page 30).
Sets the self-timer (page 22).
/
/
/
Sets the white balance (page 33).
When the mode switch is set to
or
(when [
] is selected in the menu settings)
Item
Setting
Description
FORMAT
OK / CANCEL
Formats the “Memory Stick Duo.” When you format a “Memory Stick Duo,” note
that all data in the “Memory Stick Duo,” including images that were writeprotected by another device, will be permanently erased (page 51).
CREATE FOLDER
OK / CANCEL
Creates a folder for recording images (page 25).
CHANGE FOLDER
OK / CANCEL
Changes a folder for recording images (page 26).
When the mode switch is set to
(when [
] is selected in the menu settings)
Setting
Description
OK / CANCEL
Deletes the displayed image (page 50).
DELETE IN
FOLDER
OK / CANCEL
Deletes all images in the folder (page 50).
INDEX / SINGLE
—
Switches between four-image display and single image display (page 35).
DPOF
ON / xOFF
Marks/unmarks the print (DPOF) mark on still images you want to print (page 40).
When the mode switch is set to
(when [
] is selected in the menu settings)
Item
Setting
Description
FORMAT
OK / CANCEL
Formats the “Memory Stick Duo.” When you format a “Memory Stick Duo,” note
that all data in the “Memory Stick Duo,” including images that were writeprotected by another device, will be permanently erased (page 51).
PRINT
—
Connects the camera to a PictBridge compliant printer, and then prints the image
(page 42).
CHANGE FOLDER*
OK / CANCEL
Selects the folder containing the images you want to play back (page 37).
Additional information
Item
DELETE
* You can also select this item when the camera is connected to a PictBridge compliant printer. You can change a folder containing the images you want to print
(page 45).
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When [
] is selected in the menu settings during a connection with a PictBridge compliant printer
Item
Setting
Description
PRINT 1 PAGE
OK / CANCEL
Connects the camera to a PictBridge compliant printer, and then print the image
(page 44).
INSERT DATE
—
Attaches a date to an image to be printed (page 45).
The following menus are available no matter what position the mode switch is in.
When [
] is selected in the menu settings
Item
Setting
Description
LCD LIGHT
xON / OFF
Selects the brightness of the LCD screen. Selecting [ON] makes the screen bright
and easy to see, but also uses up the battery charge faster (page 21).
DISPLAY
xON
OFF
– Displays all indicators.
– Displays warning messages, etc.
When [
] is selected in the menu settings
Item
Setting
Description
CLOCK SET
DATE NOTATION
DATE&TIME SET
– Sets the date notation (page 15).
x[Y/M/D] / [M/D/Y] / [D/M/Y]
– Sets the date and time (page 15).
xON
SHUTTER
OFF
– Turns on the beep when you press the control button/shutter button.
– Turns on the beep when you press the shutter button.
– Turns off the beep.
BEEP
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USB
xNORMAL / PTP
Switches the USB mode (pages 53 and 64).
A LANGUAGE
—
Displays the menu items, warnings and messages in selected language.
Precautions
On cleaning
Note on operating temperature
Cleaning the LCD screen
• In extremely hot place, such as in a car
parked in the sun. The camera body may
become deformed or this may cause a
malfunction.
• Under direct sunlight or near a heater.
The camera body may become deformed
or this may cause a malfunction.
• On rocking vibration.
• Near strong magnetic place.
• In sandy or dusty places, be careful not to
let sand or dust get into the camera. This
may cause the camera to malfunction, and
in some cases this malfunction cannot be
repaired.
Wipe the screen surface with an LCD
cleaning kit (not supplied) to remove
fingerprints, dust, etc.
Your camera is designed for use between
the temperatures of 0°C and 40°C (32°F and
104°F). Shooting in extremely cold or hot
places that exceed this range is not
recommended.
Cleaning the lens
Wipe the lens with a soft cloth to remove
fingerprints, dust, etc.
On moisture condensation
Cleaning the camera surface
Clean the camera surface with a soft cloth
slightly moistened with water, then wipe
the surface with a dry cloth. Do not use the
following as this may damage the finish or
the casing.
• Thinner
• Benzine
• Alcohol
• Diposable cloth
• Volatile insecticide
• Contact with rubber or vinyl for a long
time
Moisture condensation occurs easily
when:
If the camera is brought directly from a cold
to a warm location, or is placed in a very
damp room, moisture may condense inside
or outside the camera. This moisture
condensation may cause a malfunction of
the camera.
Additional information
Do not leave the camera in the
following places
• 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.
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How to prevent moisture condensation
When bringing the camera from a cold
place to a warm place, seal the camera in a
plastic bag and allow it to adapt to
conditions at the new location over a period
of time (about an hour).
If moisture condensation occurs
Turn off the camera and wait about an hour
for the moisture to evaporate. Note that if
you attempt to shoot with moisture
remaining inside the lens, you will be
unable to record clear images.
On internal rechargeable
button battery
This camera has an internal rechargeable
button battery for maintaining the date and
time and other settings regardless of
whether the power is on or off.
This rechargeable button battery is
continually charged as long as you are using
the camera. However, if you use the camera
for only short periods it discharges
gradually, and if you do not use the camera
at all for about one month it becomes
completely discharged. In this case, be sure
to charge this rechargeable button battery
before using the camera.
However, even if this rechargeable button
battery is not charged, you can still use the
camera as long as you do not record the date
and time.
Charging method
Install charged size AAA Nickel-Metal
Hydride batteries, and leave the camera for
24 hours or more with the power off.
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• This internal rechargeable button battery is
located on the bottom of the camera. Once you
remove the rechargeable button battery cover
and the rechargeable button battery from the
camera, you cannot put them back into the
camera. Do not remove them until the time you
discard the camera.
On “Memory Stick”
“Memory Stick” is a compact, portable IC
recording medium with a data capacity that
exceeds the capacity of a floppy disk.
The types of “Memory Stick” that can be
used with this camera are listed in the table
below. However, proper operation cannot
be guaranteed for all “Memory Stick”
functions.
Memory Stick
×
Memory Stick Duo
a
Memory Stick Duo
(compatible with MagicGate/
high-speed data transfer)1)
MagicGate Memory Stick
Duo1)
a
Memory Stick PRO
×
Duo1)
•
• You cannot record, edit, or delete images if you
slide the write-protect switch3) to LOCK with a
fine-tipped object.
•
•
•
2)a2)
×
Memory Stick PRO
Notes on using “Memory Stick
Duo”
Terminal
MagicGate Memory Stick
2)a2)
1) “MagicGate Memory Stick Duo” and “Memory
Stick PRO Duo” are equipped with MagicGate
functions. MagicGate is copyright protection
technology that uses encryption technology.
Data recording/playback that requires
MagicGate functions cannot be performed with
this camera.
2) This camera is not compatible with high-speed
data transfer using a parallel interface.
•
•
•
Write-protect
switch3)
•
Memo area
•
The position or the shape of the write-protect
switch3) may differ depending on the “Memory
Stick Duo” you use.
3) The “Memory Stick Duo” supplied with this
camera does not have a write-protect switch.
When using this type of “Memory Stick Duo,”
be careful not to edit or delete data by mistake.
• Do not remove the “Memory Stick Duo” while
reading or writing data.
• Data may be corrupted in the following cases.
•
– When the “Memory Stick Duo” is removed
or the camera is turned off during read or
write operation
– When the “Memory Stick Duo” is used in
locations subject to static electricity or
electrical noise
We recommend backing up important data.
Do not press down hard when you write down
on the memo area.
Do not attach a label on the “Memory Stick
Duo” itself nor on a Memory Stick Duo
adaptor.
When you carry or store the “Memory Stick
Duo,” put it in the case supplied with it.
Do not touch the terminal of the “Memory
Stick Duo” with your hand or a metal object.
Do not strike, bend or drop the “Memory Stick
Duo.”
Do not disassemble or modify the “Memory
Stick Duo.”
Do not expose the “Memory Stick Duo” to
water.
Do not leave the “Memory Stick Duo” within
the reach of small children.
They might accidentally swallow it.
Do not use or keep the “Memory Stick Duo”
under the following conditions:
– High temperature locations such as the hot
interior of a car parked in direct sunlight
– Locations exposed to direct sunlight
– Humid locations or locations with corrosive
substances
Additional information
“Memory Stick” type
Recording/
Playback
• “Memory Stick Duo” formatted with a
computer is not guaranteed to operate with this
camera.
• The speed at which data is read or written
varies depending on the combination of
“Memory Stick Duo” and the device you are
using.
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On Nickel-Metal Hydride batteries
Notes on using a Memory Stick
Duo adaptor (supplied)
• When using a “Memory Stick Duo” with a
“Memory Stick” compliant device, be sure to
insert the “Memory Stick Duo” into a Memory
Stick Duo adaptor.
If you insert a “Memory Stick Duo” into a
“Memory Stick” compliant device without a
Memory Stick Duo adaptor, you might not be
able to remove it from the device.
• When inserting a “Memory Stick Duo” into a
Memory Stick Duo adaptor, make sure the
“Memory Stick Duo” is inserted facing in the
correct direction, then insert it all the way in.
Incorrect insertion may result in a malfunction.
• When using a “Memory Stick Duo” inserted
into a Memory Stick Duo adaptor with a
“Memory Stick” compliant device, make sure
that the “Memory Stick Duo” is inserted facing
the correct direction. Note that improper use
may damage the equipment.
• Do not insert a Memory Stick Duo adaptor
without a “Memory Stick Duo” attached. Doing
so may result in malfunction of the unit.
Note on using “Memory Stick
PRO Duo” (not supplied)
“Memory Stick PRO Duo” with a capacity up to
512MB have been confirmed to operate properly
with this camera.
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Effective use of the battery
Battery life
• At the time of purchase, or if the NickelMetal Hydride batteries have not been
used for a long time, they may not be
sufficiently charged. We recommend that
you charge the batteries before you use
them.
• Battery performance decreases in lowtemperature surroundings, and the battery
life is shortened under such
circumstances. To use the battery longer,
we recommend you keep the battery in its
case in a pocket close to your body to
warm it, and insert it in your camera just
before you start shooting.
• If you set [LCD LIGHT] to [OFF], the
battery will run for a longer amount of
time.
• If you shoot a lot using the flash, the
battery power will be used up faster.
• We recommend having spare batteries
handy for two or three times the expected
shooting time, and try test shooting
before actually using the camera.
• Do not expose the battery to water. The
battery is not water-resistant.
• The battery life is limited. The battery
capacity decreases little by little as you
use it more and more, and as time passes.
When the battery operating time seems to
have been considerably shortened, a
probable cause is that the batteries have
reached the end of their life.
• The battery life varies depending on
storage, operating conditions, and
environment, and is different for each
battery.
On the battery charger
• When the CHARGE lamp flashes, this
may indicate a battery error or that
batteries other than the specified type
have been inserted. Check that the
batteries are the specified type. If the
specified type of batteries have been
installed, remove all the batteries, replace
them with new ones or another ones and
check if the battery charger operates
correctly. If the battery charger operates
correctly, a battery error may have
occurred.
Additional information
• Do not charge any other batteries except
Sony Nickel-Metal Hydride batteries in
the battery charger supplied with your
camera. If you try to charge any other
type of battery (e.g., manganese batteries,
alkaline dry cells, primary lithium
batteries, or Ni-Cd batteries) than the
batteries specified, those batteries may
leak, overheat, or explode, causing the
danger of burns or other injuries.
• Do not charge fully charged NickelMetal Hydride batteries again.
Otherwise, there is a danger of leaks,
excessive heat, explosions, or electric
shock.
• When charging a high capacity battery
other than the supplied battery using the
supplied battery charger, the full capacity
of the battery may not be available.
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Specifications
xCamera
[System]
Image device
6.72 mm (1/2.7 type) color CCD
Primary color filter
Total pixels number of camera
Approx. 2 112 000 pixels
Effective pixels number of camera
Approx. 2 020 000 pixels
Lens
Single focal lens
f = 5.0 mm (7/32 inches)
(35 mm camera conversion: 33 mm
(1 5/16 inches))
F2.8
Exposure control
Automatic, Scene Selection
(5 modes)
White Balance
Automatic, Daylight, Cloudy,
Fluorescent, Incandescent
Data formats
Still images: DCF compliant
(Exif Ver. 2.2 JPEG compliant),
DPOF compatible
Movies: MPEG1 compliant (without
audio)
Recording media
“Memory Stick Duo”
Flash
Recommended distance: 0.5 m to
1.8 m (1 foot 7 3/4 inches to 5 feet
10 3/4 inches)
[Output connector]
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USB jack
mini-B
[LCD screen]
LCD panel used
2.5 cm (1.0 type) TFT drive
Total number of dots
64 460 (293×220) dots
[Power, general]
Power
AAA Nickel-Metal Hydride
batteries (2) 2.4 V
5 V (from USB cable)
Power consumption (when shooting)
1.21 W
Operating temperature range
0°C to +40°C (+32°F to +104°F)
Storage temperature range
–20°C to +60°C (–4°F to +140°F)
Dimensions
82.8 × 39.0 × 26.0 mm
(3 3/8 × 1 9/16 × 1 1/16 inches)
(W/H/D, protruding sections not
included)
Mass
Approx. 114 g (4.0 oz) (two
batteries, “Memory Stick Duo,” and
neck strap included)
Exif Print Compatible
PRINT Image Matching II Compatible
PictBridge Compatible
xBC-CS2A/CS2B Ni-MH
battery charger
Input rating
100 – 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz, 3 W
Output rating
DC OUT AA: 1.4 V,
400 mA × 2
AAA: 1.4 V,
160 mA × 2
Operating temperature range
0°C to +40°C (+32°F to +104°F)
Storage temperature range
–20°C to +60°C (–4°F to +140°F)
Dimensions
Approx. 71 × 30 × 91 mm
(2 7/8 × 1 3/16 × 3 5/8 inches)
(W/H/D)
Mass
Approx. 90 g (3 oz)
Accessories
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
HR11/45: HR03 (Size AAA) Ni-MH batteries (2)
Battery case (1)
BC-CS2A/CS2B Ni-MH battery charger (1)
Power cord (mains lead) (1)
USB cable (1)
Neck strap (1)
“Memory Stick Duo” (8MB) (1)
Memory Stick Duo Adaptor (1)
CD-ROM (USB driver SPVD-013) (1)
Operating instructions (1)
Design and specifications are subject to change
without notice.
LCD screen displays
See the pages in parentheses for details.
When shooting still images
When shooting movies
7
8
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qs
qd
A Image size indicator (18, 31)
B Battery remaining indicator (13)
C Flash mode indicator (23)/
Red-eye reduction indicator (23)
D Focus preset indicator (30)
E White Balance indicator (33)
F Scene Selection indicator (28)
G AE/AF lock indicator (20)
H Recording folder indicator (25)
I Remaining “Memory Stick”
capacity indicator
J Remaining number of recordable
images indicator (19)
K Self-diagnosis display (77)
L Self-timer indicator (22)
M Low battery warning indicator (75)
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B
C
D
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Additional information
C:32:ss
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7
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qa
Recording mode indicator (46)
Battery remaining indicator (13)
Focus preset indicator (30)
White Balance indicator (33)
Low battery warning indicator
(75)
Status indicator (46)
Recording folder indicator (25)
Remaining “Memory Stick”
capacity indicator
Shooting time/Recording time
[maximum recordable time]
indicator (48)
Self-diagnosis display (77)
Self-timer indicator (22)
Page numbers in parentheses indicate the
location of additional important
information.
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When playing back still images
6
When playing back moving
images
7
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4
5
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101
8
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9:30AM
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A Image size indicator (18, 31)
B Print (DPOF) mark indicator (40)
C PictBridge connecting indicator
(43)
D Enlarged playback/enlargement
level indicator (39)
E Folder-file name (62)
F Not disconnect USB cable
indicator (45)
G Playback folder indicator (37)
H Image number/Number of
images recorded in selected
folder
I Change folder indicator (38)
J Recording date/time of the
playback image
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320
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
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qj
Recording mode indicator (49)
Folder_file name (62)
Playback folder indicator (37)
Image number
Counter
Change folder indicator (38)
Recording date/time of the
playback image
Page numbers in parentheses indicate the
location of additional important
information.
Index
Index
A
Access lamp ......................................................17
AE/AF lock indicator .......................................20
Auto Focus .......................................................20
Auto power-off function ...................................15
B
Battery
Battery life ...................................................13
charging time ...............................................11
preparing batteries .......................................10
remaining indicator ......................................13
Beep/shutter sound ...........................................80
Burst .................................................................31
C
D
Deleting images ................................................50
DPOF ................................................................40
Enlarged playback ........................................... 39
EXEC ......................................................... 15, 39
Exif .................................................................. 86
F
File
file names .................................................... 62
image file storage destinations ................... 62
Flash
Red-eye reduction ........................... 23, 24, 28
selecting a flash mode ................................. 23
Focusing
Focus preset ................................................ 30
shooting (using auto adjustment mode) ...... 20
Folder
folder for playback ...................................... 37
recording folder .......................................... 26
Format .............................................................. 51
LCD light .................................................... 21
M
Memory Stick ............................................ 17, 83
Memory Stick Duo .................................... 17, 83
MENU ............................................................. 15
Menu settings ................................................... 78
Mode switch ...................................................... 8
Moisture condensation ..................................... 81
Movie
shooting movies .......................................... 46
shooting time ........................................ 13, 48
viewing images on your computer ........ 61, 65
viewing movies on the LCD screen ............ 49
MPG ................................................................. 62
N
Nickel-Metal Hydride batteries ................. 10, 84
Number of images that can be saved or
shooting time .............................. 13, 19, 48
I
Image file storage destinations ........................ 62
Image size .................................................. 18, 19
Image Transfer ................................................. 55
ImageMixer ..................................................... 56
Index screen ..................................................... 36
J
JPG .................................................................. 62
L
P
PictBridge ........................................................ 42
POWER ..................................................... 14, 15
Power
batteries ....................................................... 10
inserting the batteries .................................. 12
ON/OFF ...................................................... 14
Precautions ....................................................... 81
Print (DPOF) mark .......................................... 40
PTP ...................................................... 53, 64, 80
Index
CD-ROM ..........................................................53
Changing the recording folder ..........................26
Charging
charging the batteries ...................................10
charging time ...............................................11
Cleaning ...........................................................81
Clock set ...........................................................15
Control buttons .............................................9, 15
Copying images to your computer .......53, 59, 65
Creating a new folder .......................................25
E
LCD screen
DISPLAY .............................................. 22, 87
89
R
V
Red-eye reduction ................................ 23, 24, 28
RESET button ............................................ 67, 77
Video CD ......................................................... 66
Viewing images on the LCD screen .......... 35, 49
Viewing images on your computer ............ 61, 65
S
SCENE ............................................................ 29
Scene Selection (SCENE) ............................... 28
Self-diagnosis display ...................................... 77
Self-timer ......................................................... 22
Setting
date and time ............................................... 15
image size ................................................... 18
menu items .................................................. 78
Shooting mode
auto adjustment mode ................................. 20
Burst ........................................................... 31
movie .......................................................... 46
Single image screen ......................................... 35
Still image
deleting ....................................................... 50
shooting ...................................................... 20
viewing images on the LCD screen ............ 35
viewing images on your computer ........ 61, 65
U
USB
USB Bus Powered ................................ 53, 64
USB cable ....................................... 57, 58, 65
USB connection .......................................... 57
USB driver .................................................. 54
Using your camera abroad ............................... 14
90
W
Warnings and messages ................................... 75
White Balance .................................................. 33
Z
Zoom
Enlarged playback ...................................... 39
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