Pro Optic Cyber-shot H3 Instruction manual

Pro Optic Cyber-shot H3 Instruction manual
Digital Still Camera
Instruction Manual
For details on advanced operations, please read “Cybershot Handbook” (PDF) and “Cyber-shot Step-up Guide”
on the CD-ROM (supplied) using a computer.
Operating Instructions
Before operating the unit, please read this manual thoroughly, and retain it for future reference.
© 2007 Sony Corporation
Owner’s Record
The model and serial numbers are located
on the bottom. Record the serial number in
the space provided below. Refer to these
numbers whenever you call upon your Sony
dealer regarding this product.
Model No. DSC-H3
Serial No. ___________________________
To reduce fire or shock hazard, do
not expose the unit to rain or
For Customers in the U.S.A.
For your protection, please read these safety
instructions completely before operating
the appliance, and keep this manual for
future reference.
Carefully observe all warnings, precautions
and instructions on the appliance, or the one
described in the operating instructions and
adhere to them.
[ Power Sources
This set should be operated only from the type of
power source indicated on the marking label. If
you are not sure of the type of electrical power
supplied to your home, consult your dealer or
local power company. For those sets designed to
operate from battery power, or other sources, refer
to the operating instructions.
[ Polarization
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
This symbol is intended to
alert the user to the presence
of important operating and
maintenance (servicing)
instructions in the literature
accompanying the
This set may be equipped with a polarized ac
power cord plug (a plug having one blade wider
than the other).
This plug will fit into the power outlet only one
way. This is a safety feature. If you are unable to
insert the plug fully into the outlet, try reversing
the plug. If the plug should still fail to fit, contact
your electrician to have a suitable outlet installed.
Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized
plug by forcing it in.
[ Overloading
Do not overload wall outlets, extension cords or
convenience receptacles beyond their capacity,
since this can result in fire or electric shock.
[ Object and Liquid Entry
Never push objects of any kind into the set
through openings as they may touch dangerous
voltage points or short out parts that could result
in a fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any
kind on the set.
[ Attachments
Do not use attachments not recommended by the
manufacturer, as they may cause hazards.
[ Cleaning
Unplug the set from the wall outlet before
cleaning or polishing it. Do not use liquid cleaners
or aerosol cleaners. Use a cloth lightly dampened
with water for cleaning the exterior of the set.
long periods of time, unplug it from the wall
outlet and disconnect the antenna or cable system.
This will prevent damage to the set due to
lightning and power-line surges.
[ Water and Moisture
[ Damage Requiring Service
Do not place the set on an unstable cart, stand,
tripod, bracket, or table. The set may fall, causing
serious injury to a child or an adult, and serious
damage to the set. Use only a cart, stand, tripod,
bracket, or table recommended by the
Unplug the set from the wall outlet and refer
servicing to qualified service personnel under the
following conditions:
– When the power cord or plug is damaged or
– If liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen
into the set.
– If the set has been exposed to rain or water.
– If the set has been subject to excessive shock by
being dropped, or the cabinet has been
– If the set does not operate normally when
following the operating instructions. Adjust
only those controls that are specified in the
operating instructions. Improper adjustment of
other controls may result in damage and will
often require extensive work by a qualified
technician to restore the set to normal operation.
– When the set exhibits a distinct change in
performance – this indicates a need for service.
[ Ventilation
[ Servicing
The slots and openings in the cabinet are provided
for necessary ventilation. To ensure reliable
operation of the set, and to protect it from
overheating, these slots and openings must never
be blocked or covered.
– Never cover the slots and openings with a cloth
or other materials.
– Never block the slots and openings by placing
the set on a bed, sofa, rug, or other similar
– Never place the set in a confined space, such as
a bookcase, or built-in cabinet, unless proper
ventilation is provided.
– Do not place the set near or over a radiator or
heat register, or where it is exposed to direct
Do not attempt to service the set yourself as
opening or removing covers may expose you to
dangerous voltage or other hazards.
Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
Do not use power-line operated sets near water –
for example, near a bathtub, washbowl, kitchen
sink, or laundry tub, in a wet basement, or near a
swimming pool, etc.
[ Power-Cord Protection
Route the power cord so that it is not likely to be
walked on or pinched by items placed upon or
against them, paying particular attention to the
plugs, receptacles, and the point where the cord
exits from the appliance.
[ Accessories
[ Lightning
For added protection for this set during a lightning
storm, or when it is left unattended and unused for
[ Replacement parts
When replacement parts are required, be sure the
service technician has used replacement parts
specified by the manufacturer that have the same
characteristics as the original parts.
Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire,
electric shock, or other hazards.
[ Safety Check
Upon completion of any service or repairs to the
set, ask the service technician to perform routine
safety checks (as specified by the manufacturer)
to determine that the set is in safe operating
Read this first
Replace the battery with the specified type only.
Otherwise, fire or injury may result.
Do not expose the batteries to excessive heat such
as sunshine, fire or the like.
For Customers in the U.S.A. and
Lithium-Ion batteries are
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
Caution: Do not handle damaged or leaking
Lithium-Ion batteries.
Battery charger
This power unit is intended to be correctly
orientated in a vertical or floor mount position.
For Customers in the U.S.A.
If you have any questions about this product, you
may call:
Sony Customer Information Center
1-800-222-SONY (7669)
The number below is for the FCC related matters
[ Regulatory Information
Declaration of Conformity
Trade Name: SONY
Model No.: DSC-H3
Responsible Party: Sony Electronics Inc.
Address: 16530 Via Esprillo,
San Diego, CA 92127U.S.A.
Telephone No.: 858-942-2230
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
You are cautioned that any changes or
modifications not expressly approved in this
manual could void your authority to operate this
[ 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.
For Customers in Europe
This product has been tested and found compliant
with the limits set out in the EMC Directive for
using connection cables shorter than 3 meters (9.8
[ Attention
The electromagnetic fields at the specific
frequencies may influence the picture and sound
of this unit.
[ Notice
If static electricity or electromagnetism causes
data transfer to discontinue midway (fail), restart
the application or disconnect and connect the
communication cable (USB, etc.) again.
[ Disposal of Old Electrical &
Electronic Equipment (Applicable
in the European Union and other
European countries with separate
collection systems)
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 State of California, USA
Perchlorate Material - special handling may
apply, See
Perchlorate Material: Lithium battery contains
This symbol on the product or on its packaging
indicates that this product shall not be treated as
household waste. Instead it shall be handed over
to the applicable collection point for the recycling
of electrical and electronic equipment. By
ensuring this product is disposed of correctly, you
will help prevent potential negative consequences
for the environment and human health, which
could otherwise be caused by inappropriate waste
handling of this product. The recycling of
materials will help to conserve natural resources.
For more detailed information about recycling of
this product, please contact your local Civic
Office, your household waste disposal service or
the shop where you purchased the product.
[ Notice for the customers in the
countries applying EU Directives
The manufacturer of this product is Sony
Corporation, 1-7-1 Konan Minato-ku Tokyo, 1080075 Japan. The Authorized Representative for
EMC and product safety is Sony Deutschland
GmbH, Hedelfinger Strasse 61, 70327 Stuttgart,
Germany. For any service or guarantee matters
please refer to the addresses given in separate
service or guarantee documents.
Notice for customers in the
United Kingdom
A moulded plug complying with BS 1363 is fitted
to this equipment for your safety and
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 BS 1362,
(i.e., marked with an
mark) must be
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.
Table of contents
IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS .................................................................... 2
Read this first ............................................................................................ 4
Notes on using the camera ...................................................................... 8
Getting started ................................................................................. 9
Checking the accessories supplied ......................................................... 9
1 Preparing the battery pack .................................................................. 10
2 Inserting the battery pack/a “Memory Stick Duo” (not supplied) ........ 11
3 Turning the camera on/setting the clock ............................................. 13
Shooting images easily ................................................................. 14
Mode dial/Zoom/Flash/Macro/Self-timer/Display/Lens hood ................. 15
Viewing/deleting images ............................................................... 17
Learning the various functions – HOME/Menu ........................... 19
Using the HOME screen ......................................................................... 19
HOME items ........................................................................................... 20
Using menu items ................................................................................... 21
Menu items ............................................................................................. 22
Enjoying your computer ............................................................... 23
Supported Operating Systems for USB connection and application
software (supplied) ................................................................................. 23
Viewing “Cyber-shot Handbook” ............................................................ 24
Indicators on the screen ............................................................... 25
Battery life and memory capacity ................................................ 27
Battery life and number of images you can record/view ........................ 27
Number of still images and recording time of movies ............................ 28
Troubleshooting ............................................................................ 30
Battery pack and power ......................................................................... 30
Shooting still images/movies .................................................................. 31
Viewing images ...................................................................................... 31
Precautions .................................................................................... 32
Specifications ................................................................................ 33
Notes on using the camera
[ Internal memory and “Memory
Stick Duo” back up
[ Notes on the LCD screen and
Do not turn off the camera, remove the battery
pack, or remove the “Memory Stick Duo” while
the access lamp is lit. Otherwise, the internal
memory data or “Memory Stick Duo” may be
damaged. Be sure to make a backup copy to
protect your data.
• The LCD screen is manufactured using
extremely high-precision technology so over
99.99% of the pixels are operational for
effective use. However, some tiny black and/or
bright dots (white, red, blue or green) may
appear on the LCD screen. These dots are a
normal result of the manufacturing process, and
do not affect the recording.
• When the battery level becomes low, the lens
might stop moving. Insert a charged battery
pack and turn on the camera again.
[ Notes on recording/playback
• Before you start recording, make a trial
recording to make sure that the camera is
working correctly.
• The camera is neither dust-proof, nor splashproof, nor water-proof. Read “Precautions”
(page 32) before operating the camera.
• Avoid exposing the camera to water. If water
enters inside the camera, a malfunction may
occur. In some cases, the camera cannot be
• Do not aim the camera at the sun or other bright
light. It may cause the malfunction of the
• Do not use the camera near a location that
generates strong radio waves or emits radiation.
Otherwise, the camera may not properly record
or play back images.
• Using the camera in sandy or dusty locations
may cause malfunctions.
• If moisture condensation occurs, remove it
before using the camera (page 32).
• Do not shake or strike the camera. It may cause
a malfunction and you may not be able to record
images. Furthermore, the recording media may
become unusable or image data may be
• Clean the flash surface before use. The heat of
flash emission may cause dirt on the flash
surface to become discolored or to stick to the
flash surface, resulting in insufficient light
[ On image data compatibility
• The camera conforms with DCF (Design rule
for Camera File system) universal standard
established by JEITA (Japan Electronics and
Information Technology Industries
• Sony does not guarantee that the camera will
play back images recorded or edited with other
equipment, or that other equipment will play
back images recorded with the camera.
[ Warning on copyright
Television programs, films, videotapes, and other
materials may be copyrighted. Unauthorized
recording of such materials may be contrary to the
provisions of the copyright laws.
[ No compensation for damaged
content or recording failure
Sony cannot compensate for failure to record or
loss or damage of recorded content due to a
malfunction of the camera or recording media,
Getting started
Checking the accessories supplied
• Battery charger BC-CSG/BC-CSGB/
• Shoulder strap (1)
• Lens hood (1)/Adaptor ring (1)
• Power cord (mains lead) (1)
(not supplied in the USA and Canada)
• Lens cap (1)/Lens cap strap (1)
• Rechargeable battery pack NP-BG1 (1)/
Battery case (1)
• USB, A/V cable for multi-use terminal (1)
• CD-ROM (1)
– Cyber-shot application software
– “Cyber-shot Handbook”
– “Cyber-shot Step-up Guide”
• Instruction Manual (this manual) (1)
Attaching the shoulder strap and the lens cap
Attach the strap to prevent the camera from damage by being dropped.
1 Preparing the battery pack
For customers in the USA and
For customers in countries/regions other than the
USA and Canada
Power cord (mains lead)
1 Insert the battery pack into the battery charger.
2 Connect the battery charger to the wall outlet (wall socket).
The CHARGE lamp lights up, and charging starts.
When the CHARGE lamp turns off, charging is finished (Practical charge).
If you continue charging the battery pack for about one more hour (until it is fully charged), the charge
will last slightly longer.
[ Charging time
Full charge time
Practical charge time
Approx. 330 min.
Approx. 270 min.
• The table above shows the time required to charge a fully depleted battery pack at a temperature of 25 °C
(77 °F). Charging may take longer depending on conditions of use and circumstances.
• See page 27 for the number of images that can be recorded.
• Connect the battery charger to the nearest wall outlet (wall socket).
• 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
• When charging is finished, disconnect the power cord (mains lead) from the wall outlet (wall socket), and
remove the battery pack from the battery charger.
• Designed for use with compatible Sony batteries.
2 Inserting the battery pack/a “Memory Stick Duo” (not
With the terminal side
facing the LCD screen,
insert the “Memory Stick
Duo” until it clicks into
Battery/“Memory Stick
Duo” cover
Insert the battery
pack while pressing
the battery eject
lever with the tip of
the battery pack.
1 Open the battery/“Memory Stick Duo” cover.
2 Insert the “Memory Stick Duo” (not supplied).
3 Insert the battery pack.
4 Close the battery/“Memory Stick Duo” cover.
[ When there is no “Memory Stick Duo” inserted
The camera records/plays back images using the internal memory (approx. 31 MB).
[ To check the remaining battery charge
Press POWER to turn on and check the remaining battery charge on the LCD screen.
almost fully
Battery half
Battery low,
will stop
Change the battery
with fully charged
one, or charge the
battery. (The warning
indicator flashes.)
• It takes about one minute until the correct remaining charge indicator appears.
• The remaining charge indicator may not be correct depending on conditions of use and circumstances.
• The Clock Set screen appears when you turn on the camera for the first time (page 13).
[ To remove the battery pack/“Memory Stick Duo”
Open the battery/“Memory Stick Duo” cover.
“Memory Stick Duo”
Make sure that the access
lamp is not lit, then push the
“Memory Stick Duo” in once.
Battery pack
Slide the battery eject lever.
Be sure not to drop the
battery pack.
• Never remove the battery pack/“Memory Stick Duo” when the access lamp is lit. This may cause damage
to data in the “Memory Stick Duo”/internal memory.
3 Turning the camera on/setting the clock
POWER button
Clock Settings
2007 / 1 / 1
z button
10 : 30 AM
ɟ Control button
1 Press POWER.
2 Set the clock with the control button.
1 Select the date display format with v/V, then press z.
2 Select each item with b/B and set the numeric value with v/V, then press z.
3 Select [OK], then press z.
[ To change the date and time
Press HOME, and select [
Clock Settings] in
(Settings) (pages 19, 20).
[ Notes on when the power is turned on
• Once the battery is inserted in the camera, it may take time before operation becomes possible.
• If the camera is running on battery power and you do not operate the camera for about three minutes, the
camera turns off automatically to prevent wearing down the battery pack (Auto power-off function).
Shooting images easily
ɠ Shutter button
Mode dial
Macro button
W/T (Zoom) button
DISP button
MENU button
Control button
Flash button
HOME button
Tripod receptacle (bottom)
1 Select the desired function from the mode dial.
When shooting still images (Auto Adjustment mode): Select
When shooting movies: Select
2 Hold the camera, with your elbows pressed against your body to steady it.
Position the subject
in the center of the
focus frame.
3 Shoot with the shutter button.
When shooting still images:
1 Press and hold the shutter button
halfway down to focus.
The z (AE/AF lock) indicator (green)
flashes, a beep sounds, the indicator stops
flashing and remains lit.
2 Press the shutter button fully down.
AE/AF lock indicator
When shooting movies:
Press the shutter button fully down.
To stop recording, press the shutter button fully down again.
Mode dial/Zoom/Flash/Macro/Self-timer/Display/Lens hood
[ Using the mode dial
* Scene Selection in SCN mode
Press MENU and select a setting.
Set the mode dial to the desired function.
Auto Adjustment
Allows easy shooting with the settings
adjusted automatically.
Shoots night scenes without losing the
nighttime atmosphere.
Program Auto
Allows you to shoot with the exposure
adjusted automatically (both the shutter speed
and the aperture value). You can adjust other
settings using the menu.
Shoots seaside or lakeside scenes with the
blueness of the water captured more vividly.
Shoots snow scenes in white more clearly.
M Manual Exposure shooting
Allows you to shoot after adjusting the
exposure manually.
Movie mode
Allows you to record movies with audio.
High Sensitivity
Shoots images without a flash even in low
Soft Snap
Shoots images with a softer atmosphere for
portraits of people, flowers, etc.
Advanced Sports Shooting
Shoots images by predicting the movement of
the subject and setting focus.
Twilight Portrait
Shoots sharp images of people in a dark place
without losing the nighttime atmosphere.
Shoots with the focus on a distant subject.
SCN* Scene Selection
Selects a setting from the Scene Selection
Shoots fireworks in all their splendor.
[ W/T Using the zoom
Press T to zoom, press W to undo zoom.
Pressing the button slightly zooms slowly
and pressing the button fully down zooms
Flash (Selecting a flash mode
for still images)
Press B ( ) on the control button repeatedly
until the desired mode is selected.
: Flash Auto
Flashes when there is insufficient light or
backlight (default setting)
: Flash forced on
: Slow synchro (Flash forced on)
The shutter speed is slow in a dark place to
clearly shoot the background that is out of
flash light.
: Flash forced off
• The flash automatically pops up and strobes
when using the flash. Close the flash by
hand after use.
Macro (Shooting close-up)
Press b ( ) on the control button
repeatedly until the desired mode is
[ Attaching the lens hood
1 Attach the adaptor ring while the power
is off.
: Macro off
: Macro on (W side: Approx. 2 cm or farther
(13/16 inches or farther), T side: Approx. 90 cm or
farther (2 feet 11 1/2 inches or farther))
Using the self-timer
Press V ( ) on the control button
repeatedly until the desired mode is
: Not using the self-timer
: Setting the 10-second delay self-timer
: Setting the 2-second delay self-timer
Adaptor ring
2 Position the lens hood as shown below
and turn the lens hood clockwise until it
When you press the shutter button, the selftimer lamp flashes and a beep sounds until
the shutter operates.
[ DISP Changing the screen
Press v (DISP) on the control button.
Each time you press v (DISP), the display
and brightness changes as follows:
Indicators on
Indicators on*
Histogram on*
Indicators off*
* The brightness of the LCD Backlight up.
Lens hood
Storing the lens hood
Position the lens hood as shown below and
turn the lens hood clockwise until it clicks.
Viewing/deleting images
(playback zoom)/
(Index) button
(playback zoom)
MENU button
ɟ Control button
HOME button
Speaker (bottom)
1 Press
If you press
when the camera is powered off, the camera is turned on automatically and set to
playback mode. To switch to the shooting mode, press
2 Select an image with b/B on the control button.
Press z to play back a movie. (Press z again to stop playback.)
Press B to fast forward, b to rewind. (Press z to return to normal playback.)
Press V to display the volume control screen, then press b/B to adjust the volume.
To delete images
1 Display the image you want to delete, then press MENU.
2 Select [Delete] with v and select [This Image] with b/B, then press z.
3 Select [OK] with v, then press z.
To view an enlarged image (playback zoom)
while displaying a still image. To undo the zoom, press
Adjust the position with v/V/b/B.
To cancel the playback zoom, press z.
To view an index screen
(Index) to display the index screen while a still image is displayed.
Then, select an image with v/V/b/B.
To return to the single image screen, press z.
• You can also access the index screen by selecting [
Index Display] in
(View Images) on the
HOME screen.
• Each time you press
(Index), the number of images on the index screen increases.
[ To delete images in index mode
1 Press MENU while the index screen is displayed.
2 Select [Delete] with v and select [Multiple Images] with b/B, then press z.
3 Select the image you want to delete with v/V/b/B, then press z.
mark is checked in the checkbox of the image.
To cancel a selection, select an image you have selected for deletion, then press z again.
4 Press MENU and select [OK] with v, then press z.
•To delete all the images in a folder, select [All In This Folder], then press z in step 2.
[ To play back a series of images (Slide Show)
1 Select [ Slide Show] in
(View Images) on the HOME screen.
2 Select [Start] with v, then press z.
[ To view images on TV
Connect the camera to the TV with the cable for multi-use terminal (supplied).
To the multi connector
To audio/video input
Cable for multi-use terminal (supplied)
To view on HD (High Definition) TV, an HD Output Adaptor Cable (not supplied) is needed.
• If you set the image size to [16:9], you can record images in the size that fills the entire screen of the HD
• You cannot view movies output in [HD (1080i)] signal format.
Learning the various functions – HOME/Menu
Using the HOME screen
The HOME screen is the gateway screen for all the functions of the camera, and can be called
up regardless of the mode setting (shooting/viewing).
HOME button
z button
ɟ Control button
1 Press HOME to display the HOME screen.
Select a category with b/B on the control button.
Select an item with v/V, then press z.
[ When you select the
(Manage Memory) or
(Settings) category
1 Select the desired item with v/V.
• This is functional only when you select
2 Press B and select the desired setting with v/V, then press z.
3 Select a setting with v/V, then press z.
• The camera is set to the shooting or viewing mode by pressing HOME again.
For details on the operation 1 page 19
HOME items
Pressing HOME displays the following items. Details on the items are displayed on the screen
by the guide.
View Images
Single Image
Index Display
Slide Show
Printing, Other
Music Tool
Download Music
Manage Memory
Format Music
Memory Tool
Memory Stick Tool
Change REC. Folder
Create REC. Folder
Internal Memory Tool
Main Settings
Main Settings 1
Function Guide
Main Settings 2
USB Connect
Video Out
Shooting Settings
Shooting Settings 1
AF Illuminator
AF Mode
Conversion Lens
Shooting Settings 2
Auto Orientation
Clock Settings
Language Setting
Grid Line
Digital Zoom
Auto Review
Using menu items
MENU button
z button
ɟ Control button
1 Press MENU to display the menu.
Function Guide
• The menu will be displayed only during shooting and playback mode.
• Different items will become visible depending on the selected mode.
2 Select a desired menu item with v/V on the control button.
• If the desired item is hidden, keep pressing v/V until the item appears on the screen.
3 Select a setting with b/B.
• If the desired item is hidden, keep pressing b/B until the item appears on the screen.
• Select an item in playback mode, and press z.
4 Press MENU to turn off the menu.
For details on the operation 1 page 21
Menu items
The available menu items vary depending on the mode setting (shooting/viewing), and the
mode dial position in the shooting mode. Only the available items are displayed on the screen.
Shooting menu
Scene Selection
Selects the settings pre-adjusted to match various scene
Image Size
Selects the still image size.
Face Detection
Detects the faces of your subjects and adjusts focus, etc.
REC Mode
Selects the continuous shooting method.
Color Mode
Changes the vividness of the image or adds special effects.
Selects a luminous sensitivity.
Adjusts Exposure.
Metering Mode
Selects the metering mode.
Changes the focus method.
White Bal
Adjusts the color tones.
Flash Level
Adjusts the amount of flash light.
Red Eye Reduction
Sets to reduce the red-eye phenomenon.
Adjusts the contrast of the image.
Adjusts the sharpness of the image.
Selects the anti-blur mode.
Selects shooting settings.
Viewing menu
Deletes images.
(Slide Show)
Plays back a series of images.
Retouches images.
Prevents accidental erasure.
Adds a Print order mark on image that you want to print out.
Prints images using a PictBridge compliant printer.
Rotates a still image.
(Select Folder)
Selects the folder for viewing images.
Enjoying your computer
You can view images shot with the camera on a computer. By using the software in the CDROM (supplied), you can enjoy still images and movies from the camera more than ever. For
details, refer to “Cyber-shot Handbook” in the CD-ROM (supplied).
Supported Operating Systems for USB connection and application
software (supplied)
For Windows users
For Macintosh users
USB connection
Windows 2000 Professional SP4,
Windows XP* SP2, Windows
Mac OS 9.1/9.2/ Mac OS X(v10.1
to v10.4)
Application software
“Picture Motion
Windows 2000 Professional SP4,
Windows XP* SP2, Windows
not compatible
* 64-bit editions and Starter (Edition) are not supported.
• Your computer must be pre-installed with an OS listed above. OS upgrades are not supported.
• If your OS does not support USB connections, use a commercially available Memory Stick Reader/Writer.
• For further details on the operating environment of “Picture Motion Browser” Cyber-shot application
software, refer to “Cyber-shot Handbook”.
Viewing “Cyber-shot Handbook”
“Cyber-shot Handbook” in the CD-ROM
(supplied) explains how to use the camera
in detail. Adobe Reader is required to view
[ For Windows users
1 Turn on your computer, and insert the CDROM (supplied) into the CD-ROM drive.
The screen below appears.
When you click the [Cyber-shot Handbook]
button, the screen for copying “Cyber-shot
Handbook” appears.
2 Follow the on-screen instructions to copy.
• When you install “Cyber-shot Handbook,”
the “Cyber-shot Step-up Guide” will be
installed automatically.
3 After the installation is complete, doubleclick the shortcut created on the desktop.
[ For Macintosh users
1 Turn on your computer, and insert the CDROM (supplied) into the CD-ROM drive.
2 Select the [Handbook] folder and copy
“Handbook.pdf” stored in the [GB] folder
to your computer.
3 After copying is complete, double-click
Indicators on the screen
Each time you press v (DISP) on the
control button, the display changes
(page 16).
Battery remaining
Low battery warning
[ When shooting still images
Image size
Mode dial/Menu (Scene
Mode dial
White balance
Recording mode
[ When shooting movies
Metering mode
Face Detection
Vibration warning
Zoom scaling
Color mode
PictBridge connecting
[ When playing back
Print order (DPOF) mark
Zoom scaling
PictBridge connecting
Manual exposure setting
Function guide for Manual
Focus preset distance
AE/AF lock
ISO number
NR slow shutter
Shutter speed
Aperture value
Exposure Value
Recording/playback Media
(“Memory Stick Duo”,
Internal memory)
Recording folder
Playback folder
Number of recordable
Image number/Number of
images recorded in selected
Recordable time (hours :
minutes : seconds)
AF range finder frame
Changing folder
Red-eye reduction
Metering mode
AF illuminator
Playback bar
Flash mode
Standby/Recording a movie
Flash charging
Recording time (minutes :
White balance
appears when histogram
display is disabled.
Folder-file number
2007 1 1
9:30 AM
Recorded date/time of the
playback image
Function guide for playing
BACK/NEXT Selecting images
Adjusting volume
Self-diagnosis display
ISO number
Exposure Value
Shutter speed
Aperture value
Conversion lens
Self-diagnosis display
AF range finder frame
Spot metering cross hair
Battery life and memory capacity
Battery life and number of images you can record/view
The numbers shown in the following tables
assume a fully charged battery pack
(supplied) is used at an ambient
temperature of 25 °C (77 °F). The numbers
shown for images you can record/view are
approximations and allow for changing of
the “Memory Stick Duo” as necessary.
Note that the actual numbers may be less
than those indicated in the table depending
on the conditions of use.
[ When shooting still images
Battery life (min.)
No. of Images
Approx. 165
Approx. 330
• Shooting in the following situations:
– [REC Mode] is set to [Normal]
– [AF Mode] is set to [Single].
– [SteadyShot] is set to [Shooting].
– Shooting once every 30 seconds.
– The zoom is switched alternately between the
W and T ends.
– The flash strobes once every two times.
– The power turns on and off once every ten
• The measurement method is based on the CIPA
(CIPA: Camera & Imaging Products
• The battery life and the number of images do
not change, regardless of image size.
[ Notes on the battery pack
• Battery capacity decreases over time and
through repeated use.
• The battery life and the number of images you
can record/view are decreased under the
following conditions:
– The surrounding temperature is low.
– The flash is used frequently.
– The camera has been turned on and off many
– The zoom is used frequently.
– The brightness of LCD Backlight is set to up.
– [AF Mode] is set to [Monitor].
– [SteadyShot] is set to [Continuous].
– The battery power is low.
– [Face Detection] is set to [On].
[ When viewing still images
Battery life (min.)
No. of Images
Approx. 370
Approx. 7400
• Viewing single images in order at about three
second intervals
Number of still images and recording time of movies
The number of still images and the length of time for movies may vary depending on the
shooting conditions.
• Even if the capacity of your recording media is the same as the one in the table below, the number of still
images and the length of time for movies may be different.
• You can select the image size from the menu (pages 21, 22).
[ The approximate number of still images
(Units: Images)
31 MB
“Memory Stick Duo” formatted with the camera
128 MB
256 MB
512 MB
1 GB
2 GB
4 GB
8 GB
• The numbers of images listed assume [REC Mode] is set to [Normal].
• When the number of remaining shootable images is greater than 9,999, the “>9999” indicator appears.
• When an image was recorded using an earlier Sony model and is played back on the camera, the image
may not appear in the actual image size.
[ The approximate recording time of movies
The numbers in the table below show the approximate maximum recordable time obtained by
totaling all movie files. The maximum length of time you can shoot continuously is about 10
(Units: hour : minute : second)
“Memory Stick Duo” formatted with the camera
31 MB
128 MB
256 MB
512 MB
1 GB
2 GB
4 GB
8 GB
6:03:30 11:59:30 24:04:50
• Movies with the size set to [640(Fine)] can only be recorded on a “Memory Stick PRO Duo”.
• The camera does not support HD recordings or playbacks for movies.
If you experience trouble with the camera, try the following solutions.
1 Check the items below, and refer to “Cyber-shot Handbook” (PDF).
If a code such as “C/E:ss:ss” appears on the screen, refer to “Cyber-shot
2 Remove the battery pack, wait for about one minute, re-insert the battery
pack, then turn on the power.
3 Initialize the settings (page 20).
4 Consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility.
Be aware that by sending the camera for repair, you give consent that the contents of the
internal memory, Music files may be checked.
Battery pack and power
Cannot insert the battery pack.
• Insert the battery pack correctly to push the battery eject lever (page 11).
Cannot turn on the camera.
• After inserting the battery pack into the camera, it may take a few moments for the camera to
power up.
• Insert the battery pack correctly (page 11).
• The battery pack is discharged. Insert charged battery pack (page 10).
• The battery pack is dead. Replace it with a new one.
• Use a recommended battery pack (page 9).
The power turns off suddenly.
• If you do not operate the camera for about three minutes while the power is on, the camera
turns off automatically to prevent wearing down the battery pack. Turn on the camera again
(page 13).
• The battery pack is dead. Replace it with a new one.
The remaining charge indicator is incorrect.
• This phenomenon occurs when you use the camera in an extremely hot or cold location.
• A discrepancy arose between the remaining charge indicator and the actual remaining battery
charge. Fully discharge the battery pack once, then charge it to correct the indication.
• The battery pack is discharged. Insert the charged battery pack (page 10).
• The battery pack is dead. Replace it with a new one.
Cannot charge the battery pack.
• You cannot charge the battery pack using the AC Adapter (not supplied).
Shooting still images/movies
Cannot record images.
• Check the free capacity of the internal memory or “Memory Stick Duo” (page 28). If it is full,
do one of the following:
– Delete unnecessary images (page 17).
– Change the “Memory Stick Duo”.
• You cannot record images while charging the flash.
• When shooting a still image, set the mode dial to a position other than
• Set the mode dial to
when shooting movies.
• The image size is set to [640(Fine)] when recording movies. Do one of the following:
– Set the image size to other than [640(Fine)].
– Insert a “Memory Stick PRO Duo”.
Cannot insert dates on images.
• The camera does not have a feature for superimposing dates on images. By using “Picture
Motion Browser”, you can print or save images with the date.
Vertical streaks appear when you are shooting a very bright subject.
• The smear phenomenon is occurring and white, black, red, purple, or other streaks appear on
the image. This phenomenon is not a malfunction.
Viewing images
Cannot play back images.
• Press
(Playback) (page 17).
• The folder/file name has been changed on your computer.
• Sony does not guarantee playback of image files on the camera if the files have been
processed using a computer or recorded with another camera.
• The camera is in USB mode. Delete the USB connection.
[ Do not use/store the camera in
the following places
• In an extremely hot, cold or humid place
In places such as in a car parked in the sun, the
camera body may become deformed and this
may cause a malfunction.
• Under direct sunlight or near a heater
The camera body may become discolored or
deformed, and this may cause a malfunction.
• In a location subject to rocking vibration
• Near strong magnetic place
• In sandy or dusty places
Be careful not to let sand or dust get into the
camera. This may cause the camera to
malfunction, and in some cases this malfunction
cannot be repaired.
[ On cleaning
Cleaning the LCD screen
Wipe the screen surface with an LCD cleaning kit
(not supplied) to remove fingerprints, dust, etc.
Cleaning the lens
Wipe the lens with a soft cloth to remove
fingerprints, dust, etc.
Cleaning the camera surface
Clean the camera surface with a soft cloth slightly
moistened with water, then wipe the surface with
a dry cloth. To prevent damage to the finish or
– Do not expose the camera to chemical products
such as thinner, benzine, alcohol, disposable
cloths, insect repellent, sunscreen or insecticide.
– Do not touch the camera with any of the above
on your hand.
– Do not leave the camera in contact with rubber
or vinyl for a long time.
[ On operating temperatures
The camera is designed for use under the
temperatures between 0°C and 40°C (32°F and
104°F). Shooting in extremely cold or hot places
that exceed this range is not recommended.
[ On moisture condensation
If the camera is brought directly from a cold to a
warm location, moisture may condense inside or
outside the camera. This moisture condensation
may cause a malfunction of the camera.
If moisture condensation occurs
Turn off the camera and wait about an hour for the
moisture to evaporate. Note that if you shoot with
moisture remaining inside the lens, images will
not be clear.
[ On the internal rechargeable
backup battery
The camera has an internal rechargeable battery
for maintaining the date and time and other
settings regardless of whether the power is on or
This rechargeable 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 battery before using the
However, even if this rechargeable battery is not
charged, you can still use the camera, but the date
and time will not be indicated.
Charging method of the internal
rechargeable backup battery
Insert charged battery pack in the camera, and
then leave the camera for 24 hours or more with
the power off.
[Power, general]
Power: Rechargeable battery pack NP-BG1, 3.6 V
AC-LS5K AC Adaptor (not supplied), 4.2 V
Power consumption (during shooting): 0.95 W
Operating temperature: 0 to 40°C (32 to 104°F)
Storage temperature: –20 to +60°C (–4 to +140°F)
Dimensions: 106.0 × 68.5 × 47.5 mm (4 1/4 ×
2 3/4 × 1 7/8 inches) (W/H/D, excluding
Mass: Approx. 380 g (13.4 oz) (including NPBG1 battery pack, strap, adaptor ring, lens
hood and lens cap, etc.)
Microphone: Monaural
Speaker: Monaural
Exif Print: Compatible
PRINT Image Matching III: Compatible
PictBridge: Compatible
Image device: 7.18 mm (1/2.5 type) color CCD,
Primary color filter
Total pixel number of camera:
Approx. 8 286 000 pixels
Effective pixel number of camera:
Approx. 8 083 000 pixels
Lens: Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 10× zoom lens f =
6.3 – 63 mm (38 – 380 mm when converted to
a 35 mm still camera) F3.5 – 4.4
Exposure control: Automatic exposure, Scene
Selection (9 modes)
White balance: Automatic, Daylight, Cloudy,
Fluorescent 1,2,3, Incandescent, Flash
File format (DCF compliant):
Still images: Exif Ver. 2.21 JPEG compliant,
DPOF compatible
Movies: MPEG1 compliant (Monaural)
Recording media: Internal Memory (approx.
31 MB), “Memory Stick Duo”
Flash:Flash range (ISO sensitivity
(Recommended exposure Index) set to Auto):
approx. 0.2 to 7.0 m (7 7/8 inches to 22 feet
11 5/8 inches) (W)/approx. 0.9 to 5.6 m
(2 feet 11 1/2 inches to 18 feet 4 1/2 inches)
[Input and Output connectors]
Multi connector: Video output
Audio output (Monaural)
USB communication
USB communication: Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0
[LCD screen]
LCD panel: 6.2 cm (2.5 type) TFT drive
Total number of dots: 115 200 (480 × 240) dots
battery charger
Power requirements: AC 100 V to 240 V, 50/
60 Hz, 2 W (BC-CSG/BC-CSGC)/
2.6 W (BC-CSGB)
Output voltage: DC 4.2 V, 0.25 A
Operating temperature: 0 to 40°C (32 to 104°F)
Storage temperature: –20 to +60°C (–4 to
Dimensions: Approx. 62 × 24 × 91 mm (2 1/2 ×
31/32 × 3 5/8 inches) (W/H/D)
Mass: Approx. 75 g (2.7 oz)
Rechargeable battery pack NPBG1
Used battery: Lithium-ion battery
Maximum voltage: DC 4.2 V
Nominal voltage: DC 3.6 V
Capacity: 3.4 Wh (960 mAh)
Design and specifications are subject to change
without notice.
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, “Memory Stick PRO”,
, “Memory Stick Duo”,
, “Memory Stick PRO
, “Memory
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