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Digital Still Camera

Cyber-shot Handbook

DSC-W200

Before operating the unit, please read this

Handbook thoroughly together with the

“Instruction Manual” and the “Cyber-shot

Step-up Guide”, and retain them for future reference.

© 2007 Sony Corporation

VCLICK!

Table of contents

Basic Operations

Using functions for shooting

Using functions for viewing

Customizing the settings

Viewing images on a TV

Using your computer

Printing still images

Troubleshooting

Others

Index

3-208-400-12(1)

GB

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Notes on using your camera

Types of “Memory Stick” that can be used (not supplied)

The IC recording medium used by this camera is a “Memory Stick Duo”. There are two types of “Memory Stick”.

“Memory Stick Duo”: you can use a

“Memory Stick Duo” with your camera.

“Memory Stick”: you cannot use a

“Memory Stick” with your camera.

• For details on the usable battery pack, see

page 120.

Carl Zeiss lens

This camera is equipped with a Carl Zeiss lens which is capable of reproducing sharp images with excellent contrast.

The lens for this camera has been produced under a quality assurance system certified by Carl Zeiss in accordance with the quality standards of Carl Zeiss in Germany.

Notes on the LCD screen and lens

• The LCD screen is 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. These points are normal in the manufacturing process and do not affect the recording in any way.

Other memory cards cannot be used.

• For details on “Memory Stick Duo”, see

page 118.

When using a “Memory Stick Duo” with

“Memory Stick” compatible equipment

You can use the “Memory Stick Duo” by inserting it into the Memory Stick Duo

Adaptor (not supplied).

Black, white, red, blue or green points

Memory Stick Duo Adaptor

Notes on the battery pack

• Charge the battery pack (supplied) before using the camera for the first time.

• The battery pack can be charged even if it is not completely discharged. Also, even if the battery pack is not fully charged, you can use the partially charged capacity of the battery pack as is.

• If you do not intend to use the battery pack for a long time, use up the existing charge and remove it from your camera, then store it in a cool, dry place. This is to maintain the battery pack functions.

• Exposing the LCD screen or the lens to direct sunlight for long periods may cause malfunctions. Be careful when placing the camera near a window or outdoors.

• Do not press against the LCD screen. The screen may be discolored and that may cause a malfunction.

• Images may trail across on the LCD screen in a cold location. This is not a malfunction.

• Be careful not to bump the movable lens, and be careful not to apply force to it.

The pictures used in this Handbook

The photographs used as examples of pictures in this Handbook are reproduced images, and are not actual images shot using this camera.

Table of contents

Notes on using your camera .....................................................................2

Basic techniques for better images ...........................................................7

Focus – Focusing on a subject successfully..................................................... 7

Exposure – Adjusting the light intensity ............................................................ 9

Color – On the effects of lighting..................................................................... 10

Quality – On “image quality” and “image size” ............................................... 11

Flash – On using the flash ............................................................................... 13

Identifying parts .......................................................................................14

Indicators on the screen ..........................................................................16

Changing the screen display ...................................................................20

Using the internal memory ......................................................................22

Basic Operations

Using the mode dial.................................................................................23

Shooting images easily (Auto Adjustment mode)....................................24

Shooting still images (Scene Selection) ..................................................28

Shooting with the manual exposure ........................................................31

Viewing images .......................................................................................32

Deleting images.......................................................................................34

Learning the various functions – HOME/Menu........................................36

Menu items..............................................................................................39

Using functions for shooting

Shooting menu ........................................................................................40

Scene Selection: Selecting the scene selection

Image Size: Selecting the image size

Face Detection: Detecting the face of subject

REC Mode: Selecting the continuous shooting method

Color Mode: Changing the vividness of the image or adding special effects

ISO: Selecting a luminous sensitivity

EV: Adjusting the light intensity

Metering Mode: Selecting the metering mode

Focus: Changing the focus method

White Bal: Adjusting the color tones

Flash Level: Adjusting the amount of flash light

Red Eye Reduction: Reducing the red-eye phenomenon

Contrast: Adjusting the contrast

Sharpness: Adjusting the sharpness

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SteadyShot: Selecting the anti-blur mode

SETUP: Selecting the shooting settings

Using functions for viewing

Playing back images from the HOME screen

............................. 52

(Single Image): Playing back a single image

(Index Display): Playing back a list of images

(Slide Show): Playing back a series of images

Viewing menu

..................................................................................... 55

(Delete): Deleting images

(Slide Show): Playing back a series of images

(Retouch): Retouching still images after shooting

(Protect): Preventing accidental erasure

: Adding a Print order mark

(Print): Printing images using a printer

(Rotate): Rotating a still image

(Select Folder): Selecting the folder for viewing images

Customizing the settings

Customizing the Manage Memory feature and the Settings

........ 60

Manage Memory

.......................................................................... 62

Memory Tool — Memory Stick Tool ................................................. 62

Format

Create REC. Folder

Change REC. Folder

Copy

Memory Tool — Internal Memory Tool ............................................. 65

Format

Settings

.......................................................................................... 66

Main settings — Main Settings 1 ...................................................... 66

Beep

Function Guide

Initialize

Main settings — Main Settings 2 ...................................................... 67

USB Connect

COMPONENT

Video Out

Shooting Settings — Shooting Settings 1......................................... 69

AF Illuminator

Grid Line

AF Mode

Digital Zoom

Conversion Lens

Table of contents

Shooting Settings — Shooting Settings 2 .........................................72

Auto Orientation Auto Review

Clock Settings ...................................................................................73

Language Setting..............................................................................74

Viewing images on a TV

Viewing images on a TV..........................................................................75

Using your computer

Enjoying your Windows computer ...........................................................78

Installing the software (supplied).............................................................80

Copying images to your computer...........................................................81

Viewing image files stored on a computer with your camera (using a

“Memory Stick Duo”) ...............................................................................87

Using the “Picture Motion Browser” (supplied)........................................88

Using the “Music Transfer” (supplied) .....................................................94

Using your Macintosh computer..............................................................95

Printing still images

How to print still images ..........................................................................97

Printing images directly using a PictBridge compliant printer..................98

Printing at a shop ..................................................................................101

Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting.....................................................................................103

Warning indicators and messages ........................................................114

Others

To use your camera abroad — Power sources.....................................117

On the “Memory Stick” ..........................................................................118

On the battery pack ...............................................................................120

On the battery charger ..........................................................................121

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Index

Index ..................................................................................................... 122

Basic techniques for better images

Focus Exposure Color Quality Flash

This section describes the basics so you can enjoy your camera. It tells you how to use various camera functions such as the mode

dial (page 23), the HOME screen (page 36),

the menus (page 38), and so on.

Focus Focusing on a subject successfully

When you press the shutter button halfway down, the camera adjusts the focus automatically

(Auto Focus). Remember to press the shutter button only halfway down.

Press the shutter button fully down suddenly.

Press the shutter button halfway down.

AE/AF lock indicator flashing , lit/beeps

Then press the shutter button fully down.

To shoot a still image difficult to focus on t

[Focus] (page 46)

If the image looks blurred even after focusing, it may be because of camera shake. t

See

“Hints for preventing blur” (as follows).

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Basic techniques for better images

Hints for preventing blur

The camera moved accidentally when you took the picture. This is called “Camera shake.”

On the other hand, if the subject moved when you took the picture, it is called “subject blur.”

Camera shake

Cause

Your hands or body shake while you hold the camera and press the shutter button, and the entire screen is blurred.

What you can do to reduce the blurring

• Use a tripod or place the camera on a flat, stable surface to hold the camera steady.

• Shoot with a 2-second delay self-timer and stabilize your camera by holding your shooting arm firmly at your side after pressing the shutter button.

Subject blur

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Cause

Even though the camera is steady, the subject moves during the exposure so the subject looks blurred when the shutter button is pressed.

What you can do to reduce the blurring

• Select (High Sensitivity mode) or (Extra

High Sensitivity mode) in Scene Selection.

• Select a higher ISO sensitivity to make the shutter speed faster, and press the shutter button before the subject moves.

Notes

• The anti-blur function is enabled in the factory default settings so that the camera shake is reduced automatically. However, this is not effective for subject blur.

• Besides, camera shake and subject blur occur frequently under low-light or slow shutter speed conditions, such as those encountered in Twilight or Twilight Portrait mode. In that case, shoot with the above tips in mind.

Basic techniques for better images

Exposure

Adjusting the light intensity

You can create various images by adjusting the exposure and the ISO sensitivity. Exposure is the amount of light that the camera will receive when you release the shutter.

Exposure:

Shutter speed = Length of time the camera receives light

Aperture = Size of the opening allowing light to pass through

ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure

Index)

= Recording sensitivity

Overexposure

= too much light

Whitish image

Correct exposure

Underexposure

= too little light

Darker image

The exposure is automatically set to the proper value in the auto adjustment mode.

However, you can adjust it manually using the functions below.

Manual exposure:

Allows you to adjust the shutter speed and

aperture value manually (page 31).

Adjusting EV:

Allows you to adjust the exposure

determined by the camera (pages 21, 44).

Metering Mode:

Allows you to change the part of the subject to be measured to determine the

exposure (page 45).

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Basic techniques for better images

Adjusting ISO Sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)

ISO sensitivity is a speed rating for recording media that incorporates an image sensor that receives light. Even when the exposure is the same, images differ depending on the ISO sensitivity.

To adjust the ISO sensitivity, see page 44.

High ISO sensitivity

Records a bright image even when shooting in a dark location.

However, the image tends to become noisy.

Low ISO sensitivity

Records a smoother image.

However, when the exposure is insufficient, the image may become darker.

Color

On the effects of lighting

The apparent color of the subject is affected by the lighting conditions.

Example: The color of an image affected by light sources

Weather/lighting

Characteristics of light

Daylight

White (standard)

Cloudy

Bluish

Fluorescent

Green-tinged

Incandescent

Reddish

The color tones are adjusted automatically in the auto adjustment mode.

However, you can adjust color tones manually with [White Bal] (page 48).

Basic techniques for better images

Quality

On “image quality” and “image size”

A digital image is made up of a collection of small dots called pixels.

If it contains a large number of pixels, the picture becomes large, it takes up more memory, and the image is displayed in fine detail. “Image size” is shown by the number of pixels.

Although you cannot see the differences on the screen of the camera, the fine detail and data processing time differ when the image is printed or displayed on a computer screen.

Description of the pixels and the image size

1 Image size: 12M

4000 pixels × 3000 pixels = 12,000,000 pixels

2

Image size: VGA

640 pixels × 480 pixels = 307,200 pixels

Pixels

Selecting the image size for use (page 12)

Pixel

Many pixels (Fine image quality and large file size)

Few pixels (Rough image quality but small file size)

Example: Printing in up to A3+ size

Example: An attached image to be sent by email

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Basic techniques for better images

The default settings are marked with .

Image size

12M

(4000

×3000)

3:2

1)

(4000

×2672)

8M

(3264

×2448)

5M

(2592

×1944)

3M

(2048

×1536)

Guidelines

For prints up to A3+ (13

×19")

Shoot in 3:2 aspect ratio

For prints up to A3 (11

For prints up to A4 (8.5

For prints up to 10

(4

×17")

×11")

×15 cm

×6") or 13×18 cm (5×7")

No. of images

Less

Printing

Fine

VGA

(640×480)

Shoot at a small image size for e-mail attachment

More

Rough

16:9

2)

(1920×1080)

Shoot in HDTV aspect ratio

1) Images are recorded in 3:2 aspect ratio, same as photograph printing paper or postcards, etc.

2) Both edges of the image may be cut off when printing (page 111).

Movie image size

640(Fine) (640×480)

Frame/Second

Approx. 30

640(Standard) (640×480) Approx. 17

Usage guidelines

Shoot high quality movie for display on TV

Shoot standard quality movie for display on

TV

320 (320×240) Approx. 8 Shoot at a small size for email attachment

• The larger the image size, the higher the image quality.

• The more frames per second you played back, the smoother playback can be.

Basic techniques for better images

Flash

On using the flash

The eyes of the subject may come out red, or fuzzy white circular spots may appear when using the flash. These phenomena can be reduced by taking the following steps.

The “Red-eye phenomenon”

This is caused by the reflection of flash light off the blood vessels of the retina of the subjects eyes because the pupils of the subjects eyes are wide open in a dark place.

Camera Eye

Retina

How can the “Red-eye phenomenon” be reduced?

• Set [Red Eye Reduction] to [On] (page 49).

• Select (High Sensitivity mode)* or

(The flash is turned off automatically.)

(Extra High Sensitivity mode)* in Scene Selection (page 29).

• When the eyes of the subject turns out red, correct the image with [Retouch] on the viewing menu

(page 55) or with the supplied software “Picture Motion Browser”.

The “White circular spots”

This is caused by particles (dust, pollen, etc.) in the air, which when they are close to the lens, can be accentuated by the camera’s flash.

Camera Subject

Particles (dust, pollen, etc.) in the air

How can the “White circular spots” be reduced?

• Light the room and shoot the subject without a flash.

• Select (High Sensitivity mode)* or is turned off automatically.)

(Extra High Sensitivity mode)* in Scene Selection. (The flash

* Even though you selected (High Sensitivity mode) or (Extra High Sensitivity mode) in Scene

Selection, the shutter speed might be slower under low-light conditions, or in a dark place. In that case, use a tripod or hold your shooting arm firmly at your side after pressing the shutter button.

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Identifying parts

See the pages in parentheses for details of operation.

2

3

4

5

6

7

A POWER button/POWER lamp

B Shutter button (24)

C Microphone

D Flash (26)

E AF illuminator (69)/Self-timer lamp

(27)

F Finder window

G Lens

A AE/AF lock lamp/Self-timer lamp

(green) (27)

B Flash charging lamp/Record lamp

(orange)

C Finder

D LCD screen (20)

E

(Playback) button (32)

F MENU button (38)

G For shooting: Zoom (W/T) button (25)

For viewing: / (Playback zoom) button/

(Index) button (32, 33)

H Hook for strap

I Battery/“Memory Stick Duo” cover

J Mode dial (23)

K Control button

Menu on: v/V/b/B/z (38)

Menu off: DISP/ /

/ (20, 26)

When the mode dial is set to M:

Shutter Speed/Aperture (31)

L HOME button (36)

Identifying parts

M “Memory Stick Duo” slot

N Battery insertion slot

O Access lamp

P Battery eject lever

Q Multi connector (bottom)

Used in the following situations:

• Making a USB connection between the camera and the computer.

• Making a connection to audio/video input jacks on a TV.

• Making a connection to a PictBridge compliant printer.

R Speaker (bottom)

S Tripod receptacle (bottom)

• Use a tripod with a screw length of less than

5.5 mm (7/32 inch). You will be unable to firmly secure the camera to tripods having screws longer than 5.5 mm (7/32 inch), and may damage the camera.

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Indicators on the screen

Each time you press v (DISP) button, the

display changes (page 20).

See the pages in parentheses for details of operation.

When shooting still images

When shooting movies

Display Indication

BRK

±1.0

Recording

(42)

Face Detection (41)

SteadyShot

(51)

Vibration warning

• Indicates vibration may prevent you from shooting clear images due to insufficient lighting. Even if the vibration warning appears, you can still shoot images. However, we recommend that you turn on the anti-blur function, using the flash for better lighting or using a tripod or other means to stabilize the

camera (page 8).

Zoom scaling (

25, 70)

Color mode

(43)

Contrast (50)

Sharpness (50)

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A

Display Indication

Battery remaining

Low battery warning (114)

E

Image size

(40)

Mode dial/Menu (Scene

Selection)

(28)

P M

Mode dial

(23)

White balance

(48)

Indicators on the screen

B

Display z RETURN z SET

1.0m

z

Standby

REC

ISO400

125

F3.5

+2.0EV

00:00:12

Indication

Manual exposure setting

mode (31)

Function guide for Manual

exposure (31)

Focus preset distance

(46)

AE/AF lock

(24)

Standby a movie/Recording a movie

ISO number (44)

NR slow shutter

• When the shutter speed drops below a certain speed in low light conditions, the

NR (Noise Reduction) slow shutter function activates automatically to reduce the picture noise.

Shutter speed

Aperture value

Exposure Value

(44)

Recording time

AF range finder frame indicator

(46)

Macro (26)

C

Display

96

00:00:00

Indication

Recording Media

Recording folder

(62)

• This does not appear when using internal memory.

Remaining number of recordable images

Remaining recordable time

AF illuminator

(69)

Red-eye reduction

(49)

Flash mode (26)

Flash charging

D

Display

C:32:00

Indication

Self-diagnosis display

(114)

Spot metering cross hair

(45)

AF range finder frame

(46)

Histogram

(20)

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Indicators on the screen

When playing back still images

When playing back movies

A

Display Indication

Battery remaining

Image size

(40)

Protect

(57)

Print order (DPOF) mark

(101)

PictBridge connecting

(99)

Zoom scaling

(32)

PictBridge connecting

(100)

• Do not disconnect the cable for multi-use terminal while the icon is displayed.

B

Display

N

00:00:12

101-0012

2007 1 1

9:30 AM

z STOP z PLAY

BACK/

NEXT

V VOLUME

Indication

Playback

(32)

Playback bar

Counter

Folder-file number

(59)

Recorded date/time of the playback image

Function guide for playing image

Select images

Adjust volume

Histogram

(20)

• appears when histogram display is disabled.

Indicators on the screen

C

Display Indication

8/8 12/12

Playback folder

(59)

• This does not appear when using internal memory.

Image number/Number of images recorded in selected folder

• This does not appear when using internal memory.

Flash

White balance

(48)

C:32:00

ISO400

+2.0EV

500

F3.5

Self-diagnosis display

(114)

ISO number (44)

Exposure Value

Shutter speed

Aperture value

(44)

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Changing the screen display

v (DISP) (Screen display button) button

Each time you press the v (DISP) button, the display changes as follows.

Brightness of LCD backlight up

Histogram on

Indicators off

During playback, the image information is displayed.

Histogram display

(page 21)

• If you view images in bright outside light, adjust the brightness of the LCD backlight up.

However, the battery power may decrease faster under such condition.

• The display becomes Histogram on t

Indicators off t Indicators on when connected

to a TV (page 75).

• The histogram does not appear in the following situations:

While shooting

– When the menu is displayed.

– When recording movies

During playback

– When the menu is displayed.

– In index mode

– When you are using playback zoom.

– When you are rotating still images.

– During playback of movies

• During image playback, you cannot turn the

LCD screen off.

• A large difference in the histogram displayed when shooting and during playback may occur when:

– The flash strobes.

– The shutter speed is slow or fast.

• The histogram may not appear for images recorded using other cameras.

• When you set the LCD screen to off, the digital zoom does not function. When you select

(flash mode)/ (self-timer)/ (macro), the image is displayed for about two seconds.

LCD screen off

Indicators on

Changing the screen display

z

Adjusting EV (Exposure Value) by displaying a histogram

A

B

Dark Bright

A histogram is a graph showing the brightness of an image. Press v (DISP) repeatedly to display the histogram inside the screen. The graph display indicates a bright image when skewed to the right side, and a dark image when skewed to the left side.

A Number of pixels

B Brightness

• The histogram also appears when playing back a single image, but you cannot adjust the exposure.

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Using the internal memory

The camera has approximately 31 MB of internal memory. This memory is not removable.

Even when there is no “Memory Stick Duo” inserted in the camera, you can record images using this internal memory.

• Movies with the image size set to [640(Fine)] cannot be recorded using the internal memory.

When a “Memory Stick Duo” is inserted

B

[Recording]: Images are recorded on the “Memory Stick

Duo”.

[Playback]: Images on the “Memory Stick Duo” are played back.

[Menu, Settings, etc.]: Various functions can be performed on images on the “Memory Stick Duo”.

B

Internal memory

When there is no “Memory Stick Duo” inserted

[Recording]: Images are recorded using the internal memory.

[Playback]: Images stored in the internal memory are played back.

[Menu, Settings, etc.]: Various functions can be performed on images in the internal memory.

On image data stored in the internal memory

We recommend that you copy (back up) data without error using one of the following methods.

To copy (back up) data on a “Memory Stick Duo”

Prepare a “Memory Stick Duo” with a capacity of 64 MB or more, then perform the procedure

explained in [Copy] (page 64).

To copy (back up) data on a hard disk of your computer

Perform the procedure on pages 81 to 83 without a “Memory Stick Duo” inserted in the

camera.

• You cannot copy image data on a “Memory Stick Duo” to the internal memory.

• By connecting the camera and a computer with a cable for multi-use terminal, you can copy data stored in the internal memory to a computer. However you cannot copy data on a computer to the internal memory.

Basic Operations

Using the mode dial

Set the mode dial to the desired function.

Mode dial

P

:

: Auto Adjustment mode

Allows easy shooting with the settings adjusted automatically.

t page 24

Program Auto mode*

Allows you to shoot with the exposure adjusted automatically (both the shutter speed and the aperture value).

M

:

:

Manual Exposure Shooting mode*

Allows you to shoot after adjusting the exposure manually (both the shutter speed and the aperture value). t

page 31

Movie recording mode

Allows you to record movies with audio. t

page 24

/ / / / /SCN ( ): Scene Selection mode

Allows you to shoot with preset settings according to the scene.

t page 28

* You can select various setting using the menu. (For details on the functions available t

page 39)

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Shooting images easily (Auto Adjustment mode)

Mode dial

Shutter button

Finder

Zoom button

MENU button

HOME button

Macro button

DISP button

Flash button

Self-timer button z button v/V/b/B button

Control button

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 steady, keeping your arm at your side.

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.

Shooting images easily (Auto Adjustment mode)

2

Press the shutter button fully down.

AE/AF lock

When shooting movies:

Press the shutter button fully down.

To stop recording, press the shutter button fully down again.

If you shoot a still image of a subject that is difficult to focus on

• The shortest shooting distance is approx. 50 cm (19 3/4 inches). Shoot in the close-up (Macro) mode

when you shoot a subject closer than the shooting distance (page 26).

• When the camera cannot focus on the subject automatically, the AE/AF lock indicator changes to flashing slowly and the beep does not sound. In addition, the AF range finder frame disappears. Recompose the shot and focus again.

Subjects difficult to focus on are:

– Distant from the camera and dark

– The contrast between the subject and its background is poor.

– Seen through glass

– Moving fast

– Reflective light or with a lustrous finish

– Flashing

– Backlit

W/T

Using the zoom

Press T to zoom, press W to undo the zoom.

• When the zoom scale exceeds 3×, the camera uses the Digital Zoom function.

For details on the [Digital Zoom] settings and the image quality, see page 70.

• You cannot change the zoom scale while shooting a movie.

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Shooting images easily (Auto Adjustment mode)

Flash (Selecting a flash mode for still images)

Press B ( ) on the control button repeatedly until the desired mode is selected.

(No indicator): Flash Auto

Strobes 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 strobes twice. The first time is to adjust the light quantity.

• While charging the flash, is displayed.

Macro (Shooting close-up)

Press b

( ) on the control button repeatedly until the desired mode is selected.

(No indicator): Macro Off

: Macro On (W side: Approx. 5 cm or farther (2 inches or farther), T side: Approx. 34 cm or farther (1 feet

1 1/2 inches or farther))

Macro

• Setting the zoom all the way to the W side is recommended.

• The in-focus range becomes narrow, and the complete subject may not entirely be in focus.

• The Auto Focus speed drops when you shoot images in the Macro.

Shooting images easily (Auto Adjustment mode)

Using the self-timer

Press V ( ) on the control button repeatedly until the desired mode is selected.

(No indicator): Not using the self-timer

: Setting the 10-second delay self-timer

: Setting the 2-second delay self-timer

Press the shutter button, the self-timer lamp flashes, and a beep sounds until the shutter operates.

Self-timer lamp

To cancel, press

V

( ) again.

Use the 2-second delay self-timer to prevent blur of an image made by the shaking of the camera when pressing the shutter button.

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Shooting still images (Scene Selection)

MENU button

Shutter button z button v/V/b/B button

Control button

Mode dial

Selecting from the mode dial

1

Select the desired mode of Scene Selection ( / / / / ) with the mode dial.

2

Shoot with the shutter button.

Selecting from the menu screen

1

Select SCN with the mode dial.

2

Press MENU button, and select from / / /

by using b/B of the

control button (page 38).

3

Shoot with the shutter button.

• For details on mode, see next page.

To cancel the Scene selection

Set the mode dial to other than the mode of Scene Selection.

Shooting still images (Scene Selection)

Scene Selection modes

The following modes are predetermined to match the scene conditions.

Modes selected from the mode dial

High Sensitivity

Allows you to shoot images without a flash under low light conditions, reducing blur.

Soft Snap

Allows you to shoot images with a softer atmosphere for portraits of people, flowers, etc.

Twilight Portrait*

Suitable for shooting portraits in dark places. Allows you to shoot sharp images of people in dark places without losing the dark atmosphere of the surroundings.

Twilight*

Allows you to shoot night scenes at far distance without losing the dark atmosphere of the surroundings.

Landscape

Focuses only on a distant subject to shoot landscapes, etc.

Modes selected from the menu screen

Extra High Sensitivity

Allows you to shoot smoother images without a flash under low light conditions. The image size is set to [3M].

Beach

When shooting seaside or lakeside scenes, the blue of the water is clearly recorded.

Snow

When shooting snowy scenes or other places where the whole screen appears white, use this mode to prevent sunken colors and record clear images.

Fireworks*

Allows you to record fireworks in all their splendor.

* When you shoot images using (Twilight Portrait) or (Twilight) or (Fireworks) mode, the shutter speed is slower. To prevent a blurring, use of a tripod is recommended.

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Shooting still images (Scene Selection)

Functions you can use in Scene Selection

For shooting an image appropriately according to the scene condition, a combination of functions is determined by the camera. Some functions are not available, depending on the

Scene Selection mode.

Macro

Flash

/

/

/

**

Face

Detection

Burst/

Bracket

( : you can select the desired setting)

EV White Bal

Red Eye

Reduction

SteadyShot

*

— —

*

— — — —

* [Flash] cannot be selected.

** When [Conversion Lens] is not set to [Off], the flash is set to

(Flash forced off).

Shooting with the manual exposure

Shutter button z button v/V/b/B button

Control button

Mode dial

1

Select M from the mode dial and press z on the control button.

• [SET] changes to [RETURN] on the lower left of the screen and the camera is set to manual exposure setting mode.

2

Adjust the exposure manually using the control button.

b/B: Aperture (F value) v/V: Shutter speed

Aperture value

RETURN

Shutter speed

• Select an aperture value from below.

– When the zoom is set fully to the W side, you can select an aperture F2.8, F5.6 or F8.0.

– When the zoom is set fully to the T side, you can select an aperture F5.5, F11 or F16.

• You can select a shutter speed from 30 to 1/1000 seconds.

The difference between the settings and proper exposure judged by the camera appears as an EV value

(page 44) on the screen. 0EV indicates the value judged as the most suitable by the camera.

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Shooting with the shutter button.

• The flash is set to (Flash On) or (Flash Off).

• Shutter speeds of one second or longer are indicated by[”], for example, [1”].

• When you set the shutter speed slower, using a tripod is recommended to prevent the effects of vibration.

• If you select below 1/3 seconds, the NR slow shutter function activates automatically to reduce the picture noise, and [NR] appears on the screen.

• If you select slow shutter speeds, it takes time to process the data.

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Viewing images

(Playback zoom)/

(Index) button

(Playback) button

MENU button

HOME button

(Playback zoom) button z button v/V/b/B button

Control button

1

Press (Playback) button.

• If you press (Playback) when the camera is powered off, the camera is turned on automatically and set to playback mode. To switch to the shooting mode, press (Playback) again.

2

Select an image with b/B on the control button.

Movie:

Press z

to playback 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.

• Movies with the image size [320] are displayed a size smaller.

/

To view an enlarged image (playback zoom)

Press while displaying a still image.

To undo the zoom, press .

Adjust the position: v/V/b/B

Cancel playback zoom: z

To store enlarged images: [Trimming] (page 56)

Viewing images

Viewing an index screen

Press (Index) to display the index screen while a still image is displayed.

Select an image with v/V/b/B.

To return to the single image screen, press z.

When using the “Memory Stick Duo”, if there are number of folders, select the folder selection bar with b, then select the desired folder with v/V.

You can also access the index screen by selecting [ Index Display] from (View

Images) on the HOME screen.

Each time you press (Index), the number of pictures on the index screen changes.

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Deleting images

(Index) button

(Playback) button

MENU button z button v/V/b/B button

Control button

1

Press (Playback) button.

2

Press MENU while display in single-image mode or in index mode.

3

Select

4

Select the desired deletion method with b/B from among [This Image],

[Multiple Images] and [All In This Folder], then press z.

Deleting images

When you select [This Image]

Deletes the selected image.

Select [OK] with v, then press z.

When you select [Multiple Images]

Selects and deletes multiple images at once.

1

Select the images you want to delete, then press z.

mark is checked in the checkbox of the image.

Single Image Index Display

2 Press MENU.

3 Select [OK] with v

, then press z.

When you select [All In This Folder]

Deletes all the images in the selected folder.

Select [OK] with v, then press z.

After you select [Multiple Images] on the index screen, you can delete all the images in a folder by selecting the folder selection bar with b and attaching a mark on the folder.

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Learning the various functions – HOME/Menu

Using the HOME screen

The HOME screen is the basic screen used for accessing the various functions you can access the HOME screen regardless of the shooting/viewing mode.

Control button z button v/V/b/B button

HOME button

1

Press HOME to display the HOME screen.

Category

Item

Guide

2

Select a category with b/B on the control button.

3

Select an item with v/V, then press z.

You cannot display the HOME screen when a PictBridge connection or a USB connection is made.

The camera is set to the shooting mode by pressing the shutter button halfway down.

Learning the various functions – HOME/Menu

HOME items

Pressing HOME button displays the following items. Details on the items are displayed on the screen by the guide.

Category

Shooting*

View Images

Printing, Other

Manage Memory

Settings

Items

Shooting (page 23)

Single Image (page 52)

Index Display (page 52)

Slide Show (page 52)

Print (page 98)

Music Tool (page 94)

Download Music

Memory Tool

Memory Stick Tool (page 62)

Format

Change REC. Folder

Format Music

Internal Memory Tool (page 65)

Format

Main settings

Main Settings 1 (page 66)

Beep

Initialize

Main Settings 2 (page 67)

USB Connect

Video Out

Function Guide

COMPONENT

Shooting Settings

Shooting Settings 1 (page 69)

AF Illuminator

AF Mode

Conversion Lens

Shooting Settings 2 (page 72)

Auto Orientation

Clock Settings (page 73)

Create REC. Folder

Copy

Grid Line

Digital Zoom

Auto Review

Language Setting (page 74)

* Shooting mode selected in the mode dial will be applied.

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Learning the various functions – HOME/Menu

Using the menu items

z button v/V/b/B button

Control button MENU button

1

Press MENU to display the menu.

Face Detection

Off

Face detection off

Function Guide

Setting [Function Guide] to [Off] turns

off the function guide (page 66).

• The menu will be displayed only during shooting and playback mode.

• Different items will become visible depending on the selected mode.

2

Select the 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.

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• If the desired setting is invisible, keep pressing b/B until the setting appears on the screen.

• Press z after selecting an item in playback mode.

4

Press MENU to turn off the menu.

Menu items

The available menu items vary depending on the camera mode.

The shooting menu is available only in the shooting mode, and the viewing menu is available only in the playback mode.

Also, the menu items available vary depending on the mode dial position. Only the available items are displayed on the screen.

Mode dial position: P

M

Scene

( : available)

Menu for shooting

(page 40)

Scene Selection

Image Size

Face Detection

REC Mode

Color Mode

ISO

EV

Metering Mode

Focus

White Bal

Flash Level

Red Eye Reduction

Contrast

Sharpness

SteadyShot

SETUP

*

*

*

*

*

*

* The operation is limited according to the selected Scene Selection mode (page 29).

Menu for viewing

(page 55)

(Delete)

(Retouch)

(Rotate)

(Slide Show)

(Protect)

(Print)

(Select Folder)

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Using functions for shooting

Shooting menu

The functions in shooting mode using MENU button are described below. For details on how

to operate the menu, see page 38.

You cannot select the mode displayed in grey.

Unavailable Available

Modes selected from the menu screen when the mode dial is set to SCN

The default settings are marked with .

Scene Selection: Selecting the scene selection

Selects the scene selection in the menu.

You can shoot images with the settings pre-adjusted to match various scene conditions

(page 28).

Image Size: Selecting the image size

For still images

Selects image size for shooting still images. For details, see

pages 11, 12.

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• Image size is fixed to [3M] when [Extra High Sensitivity] is selected.

For movie

(Fine)

(Standard)

Selects image size for recording movies. For details, see page 12.

Shooting menu

For details on the operation 1 page 38

Face Detection: Detecting the face of subject

Selects whether to use the Face Detect function or not.

(On)

Detecting the faces of your subject will also adjust focus, strobe, exposure, white balance, and pre-strobe for red-eye reduction.

Face Detection mark

Face Detection frame

(Off) Does not use Face Detection function.

When [Face Detection] is set to [On], Digital zoom does not function.

Available only for [Soft Snap], the default setting is [On].

Up to 8 faces of your subjects can be detected. However, only up to 2 faces of your subjects can be detected when you shoot images with Soft Snap.

When the camera detects more than subjects, the camera will judge which is the main subject and set focus by priority.

The frame which the focus is set will turn green by pressing the shutter button half way down. Even when the frame does not turn green, if the distance of the subject which the focus is set on and other subjects are the same, the focus is set on all subjects.

Face Detection may fail, depending on the conditions under which it is used.

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Shooting menu

For details on the operation 1 page 38

REC Mode: Selecting the continuous shooting method

Selects whether the camera performs continuous shooting or not when you press the shutter button.

(Normal)

(Burst)

Does not shoot continuously.

Records up to 100 images in succession when you press and hold down the shutter button.

BRK ±0.3EV

BRK ±0.7EV

BRK ±1.0EV

• The flash is set to (Flash forced off).

Records a series of three images with the exposure values automatically shifted (Exposure Bracket).

The larger the bracket step value, the larger the shift of the exposure value.

• When you cannot decide the correct exposure, shoot in the

Exposure Bracket mode, shifting the exposure value. You can select the image with the best exposure afterward.

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• When the mode dial is set to , the Exposure Bracket mode is not available.

• The flash is set to (Flash forced off).

On the Burst

• When recording with the self timer, a series of a maximum of five images is recorded.

• When recording with the mode dial set to M, you cannot select a shutter speed of 1/3 seconds or slower.

• The recording interval is approximately 0.5 seconds. The recording interval becomes longer, depending on the setting for the image size.

• When the battery level is low, or when the internal memory or “Memory Stick Duo” is full, the Burst stops.

On the Exposure Bracket

• The focus and white balance are adjusted for the first image, and these settings are also used for the other images.

• When recording with the mode dial set to M, you cannot select a shutter speed of 1/3 seconds or slower.

• When the exposure is manually adjusted (page 44), the exposure is shifted based on the adjusted

brightness.

• The recording interval is approximately 0.5 seconds.

• If the subject is too bright or too dark, you may be unable to shoot properly with the selected bracket step value.

Shooting menu

For details on the operation 1 page 38

Color Mode: Changing the vividness of the image or adding special effects

You can change the brightness of the image, accompanied by effects.

(Normal)

(Vivid)

Sets the image to bright and deep color.

(Natural)

Sets the image to quiet color.

(Sepia)

Sets the image to sepia color.

(B & W) Sets the image to monochromatic color.

• You can select only [Normal], [Sepia] or [B & W] when shooting movies.

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Shooting menu

ISO: Selecting a luminous sensitivity

For details on the operation 1 page 38

Low ISO sensitivity High ISO sensitivity

Selects a luminous sensitivity with units of ISO. The larger the number, the higher the sensitivity.

Select a large number when shooting in dark locations or shooting a subject moving at high speed, or select a small number to obtain high image quality.

• For details on the ISO sensitivity, see page 10.

• Note that the image tends to become noisier as the ISO sensitivity number increases.

• [ISO] is set to [Auto] in the Scene Selection mode. When set to [Extra High Sensitivity], sensitivity is increase up to a maximum of 6400.

• You can select only from [ISO AUTO], [ISO 100] to [ISO 400] when set to Burst or Exposure Bracket.

• When shooting under brighter conditions, the camera automatically increases its tone reproduction and helps prevent images to become whitish (excluding when [ISO] is set to [ISO 100]).

EV: Adjusting the light intensity

Manually adjusts the exposure.

Toward – Toward +

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–2.0EV

0EV

Toward –: Darkens an image.

The exposure is determined automatically by the camera.

+2.0EV

Toward +: Brightens an image.

• For details on the Exposure, see page 9.

Shooting menu

For details on the operation 1 page 38

• The compensation value can be set in 1/3EV increments.

• If a subject is being shot in extremely bright or dark conditions, or the flash is used, the exposure adjustment may not be effective.

Metering Mode: Selecting the metering mode

Selects the metering mode that sets which part of the subject to measure to determine the exposure.

(Multi) Divides into multiple regions and measures each region. The camera determines a well-balanced exposure (Multi-pattern metering).

(Center)

(Spot)

(Only for still image)

Measures the center of the image, and determines the exposure based on the brightness of the subject there (Centerweighted metering).

Measures only a part of the subject (Spot metering).

• This function is useful when the subject is backlit or when there is strong contrast between the subject and the background.

Spot metering cross hairs

Positions on the subject

• For details on the Exposure, see page 9.

• When using spot metering or center-weighted metering, setting [Focus] to [Center AF] is recommended to

focus on the metering position (page 46).

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Shooting menu

For details on the operation 1 page 38

Focus: Changing the focus method

You can change the focus method. Use the menu when it is difficult to get the proper focus in auto focus mode.

(Multi AF) Focuses on a subject in all ranges of the finder frame automatically.

• This mode is useful when the subject is not in the center of the frame.

(Center AF)

(Only for still image)

(Spot AF)

(Only for still image)

AF range finder frame

(Only for still image)

AF range finder frame indicator

Focuses on a subject in the center of the finder frame automatically.

• Using together with the AF lock function lets you shoot in the desired image composition.

AF range finder frame

AF range finder frame indicator

Focuses on an extremely small subject or a narrow area automatically.

• Using together with the AF lock function lets you shoot in the desired image composition. Hold the camera steady not to misalign the subject and the AF range finder frame.

AF range finder frame

AF range finder frame indicator

Shooting menu

For details on the operation 1 page 38

0.5 m

1.0 m

3.0 m

7.0 m

(unlimited distance)

Focuses on the subject using a previously set distance to the subject. (Focus preset)

• When shooting a subject through a net or through window glass, it is difficult to get the proper focus in auto focus mode. In these cases, use of [Focus] is convenient.

• AF stands for Auto Focus.

• Distance setting information in “Focus Preset” is approximate. If you point the lens up or down, the error increases.

• When you use Digital Zoom or AF illuminator, the normal AF range finder frame is disabled and a new

AF range finder frame is displayed by a dotted line. In this case, the priority of AF movement is given to subjects around the center of the frame.

z If the subject is out of focus

When shooting with the subject at the edge of the frame (or the screen), or when using [Center AF] or [Spot

AF], the camera may not focus on a subject at the edge of the frame.

P 96

In such cases, do as follows.

1

Recompose the shot so that the subject is centered in the AF range finder, and press the shutter button halfway down to focus on the subject (AF lock).

AF range finder frame

AE/AF lock indicator

As long as you do not press the shutter button fully down, you can retry the procedure as many times as you want.

2

When the AE/AF lock indicator stops flashing and remains on, return to the fully composed shot, and press the shutter button fully down.

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Shooting menu

For details on the operation 1 page 38

White Bal: Adjusting the color tones

Adjusts the color tones according to the lighting condition in a situation, for example, when the colors of an image look strange.

(Auto)

(Daylight)

Adjusts the White Balance automatically.

Adjusts for conditions outside under a clear sky, at sundown, night scenes, the presence of neon signs or fireworks.

(Cloudy)

Adjusts for a cloudy sky or a shady location.

(Fluorescent Light 1)/

(Fluorescent Light 2)/

(Fluorescent Light 3)

Fluorescent Light 1: Adjust for white fluorescent lighting.

Fluorescent Light 2: Adjust for natural white fluorescent lighting.

Fluorescent Light 3: Adjust for day white fluorescent lighting.

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(Incandescent) Adjusts for places under incandescent lamp, or under bright lighting, such as in a photo studio.

Shooting menu

(Flash)

For details on the operation 1 page 38

Adjusts for the flash conditions.

• You cannot select this item when shooting movies.

• For details on the white balance, see page 10.

• Under fluorescent lights that flicker, the white balance function may not work correctly even though you select [Fluorescent Light 1], [Fluorescent Light 2], [Fluorescent Light 3].

• Except in [Flash] modes, [White Bal] is set to [Auto] when the flash strobes.

Flash Level: Adjusting the amount of flash light

Adjusts the amount of flash light.

(–)

(Normal)

(+)

Toward –: Makes the flash level lower.

Toward +: Makes the flash level higher.

• To change flash mode, see page 26.

Red Eye Reduction: Reducing the red-eye phenomenon

The flash strobes two or more times before shooting to reduce the red-eye phenomenon when using the flash.

(Auto)

(On)

(Off)

Reduces the red-eye phenomenon whenever necessary, only when using the Face Detection Function.

The flash always strobes to reduce the red-eye phenomenon.

Does not use Red Eye Reduction.

• Because it takes about a second until the shutter clicks, hold the camera firmly to prevent the effects of vibration. Also, do not let the subject move.

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Shooting menu

For details on the operation 1 page 38

• 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. In such a case, you can correct

the red-eye phenomenon using [Retouch] in the viewing menu after shooting (page 57).

• When the Face Detection function is not used, the Red Eye Reduction will not function even when [Auto] is selected.

Contrast: Adjusting the contrast

Adjusts the contrast of the image.

(–)

(Normal)

(+)

(DRO)

Toward –: Reduces the contrast.

Toward +: Enhances the contrast.

Adjusts the contrast of the image automatically.

• When using flash, if [Metering Mode] is set to [Center] or

[Spot], the contrast will not be adjusted automatically.

Sharpness: Adjusting the sharpness

Adjusts the sharpness of the image.

(–)

Toward –: Softens the image.

(Normal)

(+)

Toward +: Sharpens the image.

Shooting menu

For details on the operation 1 page 38

SteadyShot: Selecting the anti-blur mode

Selects the anti-blur mode.

(Shooting)

(Continuous)

Activates the anti-blur function when pressing the shutter button halfway down.

Always activates the anti-blur function. You can stabilize images even when zooming up a far subject.

• Battery consumption is faster than in [Shooting] mode.

Does not use anti-blur mode.

(Off)

• In Auto Adjustment mode, [SteadyShot] will be set to [Shooting].

• For movies, the options are limited to [Continuous] and [Off].

The default setting is set to [Continuous].

• The anti-blur function may not work properly in the following cases.

– When camera shake is too strong

– When the shutter speed is slow, for example, shooting night scenes

SETUP: Selecting the shooting settings

Selects the settings for the shooting function. These items appearing in this menu are same ones as those in [

Shooting Settings] on the HOME screen. See page 37.

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Using functions for viewing

Playing back images from the HOME screen

You can select the ways to playback images.

HOME button

1

Press HOME.

2

Select (View Images) with b/B on the control button.

3

Select the desired viewing method with v/V.

(Single Image): Playing back a single image

Displays the image shot last. This is the same as pressing the

(Playback) (page 32).

(Index Display): Playing back a list of images

Displays a list of images contained in the selected folder. This is the same as pressing the

(Index) (page 33).

(Slide Show): Playing back a series of images

1

Select [ Slide Show] on the HOME screen.

2

Select [Start] with v / V, then press z to start playback.

To pause the slide show

Press z on the control button.

To restart, select [Continue] with v

/

V , then press z.

• The slide show resumes from the image which was paused, however, the music starts again from the beginning.

Playing back images from the HOME screen

To display the previous/next image

Press b/B while the slide show is paused.

To adjust the volume of the music

Press V to display the volume control screen, the press b/B to adjust the volume.

To end the slide show

Select [Exit] with v/V while the slide show is paused, then press z.

To change the setup

The default settings are marked with .

Image

When you use a “Memory Stick Duo” (not supplied)

Folder

All

Plays back all the images in the selected folder.

Plays back all the images in a “Memory Stick Duo” in order.

Effects

Simple

Nostalgic

Stylish

Active

Normal

A simple slide show suitable for a wide range of scenes.

A moody slide show reproducing the atmosphere of a movie scene.

A stylish slide show proceeding at a middle tempo.

A high-tempo slide show suitable for active scenes.

A basic slide show switching images at a predetermined interval.

• When set to [Simple], [Nostalgic], [Stylish] or [Active] only still images are displayed.

• Music is not played (set to [Off]) during a [Normal] slide show. The sound of movies will be heard.

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Playing back images from the HOME screen

Music

The preset-Music differs depending on the effect you select.

Music 1

Music 2

Music 3

The default setting for a [Simple] slide show.

The default setting for a [Nostalgic] slide show.

The default setting for a [Stylish] slide show.

Music 4

Off

The default setting for a [Active] slide show.

Setting for a [Normal] slide show. No Music available.

Interval

3 sec

5 sec

10 sec

30 sec

1 min

Auto

Sets the display interval of images for a [Normal] slide show.

The interval is set to suit the selected [Effects] item.

The setting is fixed to [Auto] when [Normal] is not selected as the [Effects].

Repeat

On

Off

Plays back images in a continuous loop.

After all the images have been played back, the slide show ends.

z To add /change Music files

You can transfer a desired music file from your CDs or MP3 files to the camera to playback during Slide show. You can transfer music using [ Music Tool] in (Printing, Other) on the HOME screen and the

“Music Transfer” software (supplied) installed on a computer. For details, see pages 94 and 96.

• You can record up to four pieces of music on the camera (The four preset pieces (Music 1-4) can be replaced with the ones you transferred).

• A maximum length of each music file for music playback of the camera is about 3 minutes.

• If you cannot playback a Music file due to damage or other malfunctions to the file, execute [Format

Music] (page 94) and transfer the music again.

Viewing menu

For details on the operation 1 page 38

This section explains the menu items available when you press MENU button in playback

mode. For details on how to use the menu, see page 38.

(Delete): Deleting images

Selects and deletes images on the single-image screen or the index screen. see page 34

(This Image)

(Multiple Images)

(All In This Folder)

Deletes the image that is now selected.

Selects and deletes multiple images.

Deletes all the images in the selected folder.

(Slide Show): Playing back a series of images

This item has same function as [ Slide Show] on the HOME screen.

See page 52.

(Retouch): Retouching still images after shooting

The trimmed image is recorded as the newest file in the selected recording folder, and the original image is retained.

To retouch the still images

1

Select the images you want to retouch from the single -image screen or the index screen.

2

Press MENU button.

3

Select the [Retouch] with v/V, then press z after select the desired mode with b/B.

4

Retouch the images according to below instructions.

• Images cannot be retouched while the camera is connected to a High Definition TV.

(Soft Focus)

Blurs the periphery around a chosen point to signalize a subject.

1

Set the center point of the desired image to retouch with v/V/ b/B, then press MENU button.

2

Select [Level] with v/V and press z.

Select level of retouch with v/V, then press z again.

3

Adjust the desired range to retouch with W/T button.

4

Select [OK] with v/V, then press z.

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Viewing menu

(Partial Color)

For details on the operation 1 page 38

Surrounds a chosen point in monochrome to signalize a subject.

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(Fisheye Lens)

1

Set the center point of the desired image to retouch with v/V/ b/B, then press MENU button.

2

Adjust the desired range to retouch with W/T button.

3

Select [OK] with v/V, then press z.

Applies a fisheye effect around a chosen point.

(Cross Filter)

1

Set the center point of the desired image to retouch with v/V/ b/B, then press MENU button.

2

Select [Level] with v/V and press z.

Select level of retouch with v/V, then press z again.

3

Select [OK] with v/V, then press z.

Adds starburst effects to light sources.

(Trimming)

1

Select [Level] with v/V and press z.

Select level of retouch with v/V, then press z again.

2 Adjust the desired length to retouch with W/T button.

3 Select [OK] with v/V, then press z.

Records the zoomed playback image.

1

Press W/T button to zoom in on the trimming range.

2

Set the point with v/V/b/B, then press MENU button.

3

Selects [Image Size] with v/V and press z.

Selects Image Size to record with v/V, then press z again.

4

Select [OK] with v/V, then press z.

Viewing menu

For details on the operation 1 page 38

(Red Eye Correction)

Corrects the red-eye phenomenon caused by flash.

Select [OK] with v/V, then press z.

• You may not be able to correct the red-eye phenomenon depending on the image.

When you select [Trimming]

• The image size that you can trim may vary depending on the image.

• The quality of trimmed images may deteriorate.

(Protect): Preventing accidental erasure

Protects images against accidental erasure.

(This Image)

(Multiple Images)

Protects/unlocks the currently selected image.

Selects and protects/unlocks multiple images.

To protect an image

1

Select the images you want to protect while displaying images in single-image mode or in index mode.

2

Press MENU.

3

Select [Protect] with v/V, and select [This Image] with b/B, then press z.

The image is protected and the (Protect) indicator appears on the image.

To select and protect images

1

Press MENU in single-image mode or in index mode.

2

Select [Protect] with v/V, and select [Multiple Images] with b/B, then press z.

In single-image mode:

3

Select the image you want to protect with b/B on the control button, then press z.

is attached to the selected image.

4 Press b/B to display other images you want to protect, then press z.

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5

Press MENU.

6

Select [OK] with v, then press z.

In index mode:

3 Select the image you want to protect with v/V/b/B on the control button, then press z.

is attached to the selected image.

4

To protect other images, repeat step 3.

5

To select all the images in a folder, select the folder selection bar with b, then press z.

is attached to the selected folder.

6 Press MENU.

7 Select [OK] with v, then press z.

(Protect) indicator appears on the selected images.

To cancel the protection

Select the image for which you want to cancel protection, and unlock it by performing the same procedure to protect it.

(Protect) indicator disappears.

Note that the formatting erases all the data stored on the recording media, even if the images are protected, and these images cannot be restored.

It may take some time to protect an image.

: Adding a Print order mark

Adds (Print order) mark to images you want to print.

See page 101.

(This Image)

(Multiple Images)

Attaches/clears the DPOF-based print marks to (from) the image that is now selected.

Selects images and attaches/clears the DPOF-based print marks to

(from) the images.

(Print): Printing images using a printer

See page 98.

This item has same function as [ Print] on the HOME screen.

Viewing menu

For details on the operation 1 page 38

(Rotate): Rotating a still image

Rotates a still image.

1

Display the image to be rotated.

2

Press MENU to display the menu.

3

Select [Rotate] with v/V on the control button, then press z.

4

Select [

], then rotate the image with b/B.

5

Select [OK] with v/V, then press z.

• You cannot rotate protected images or movies.

• You may not be able to rotate images shot with other cameras.

• When viewing images on a computer, the image rotation information may not be reflected depending on the software.

(Select Folder): Selecting the folder for viewing images

Selects the folder containing the image you want to playback when using the camera with

“Memory Stick Duo”.

1 Select the desired folder with b/B on the control button.

2

Select [OK] with v, then press z.

To cancel selecting the folder selection

Select [Exit] in step 2, then press z.

z

On the folder

The camera stores images in a specified folder of a “Memory Stick Duo”. You can change the folder or create a new one.

• To create a new folder

t [Create REC. Folder] (page 62)

• To change the folder for recording images

t [Change REC. Folder] (page 63)

• When multiple folders are created in the “Memory Stick Duo” and the first or last image in the folder is displayed, the following indicators appear.

: Moves to the previous folder

: Moves to the next folder

: Moves to either the previous or next folders

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Customizing the settings

Customizing the Manage Memory feature and the Settings

You can change the default settings using (Manage Memory) or (Settings) on the

HOME screen.

Control button z button v/V/b/B button

HOME button

1

Press HOME to display the HOME screen.

2

Select (Manage Memory) or

(Settings) with b/B on the control button.

3

Select the desired item with v/V, then press z.

4

Press B and select the desired setting with v/V, then press z.

Customizing the Manage Memory feature and the Settings

5

Select the desired setting with v/V, then press z.

To cancel the setting change

Select [Cancel] if it is one of the setting item, then press z.

If not, press b on the control button.

• This setting is maintained even when the power is turned off.

• The camera is set to the shooting mode by pressing the shutter button halfway down.

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Manage Memory

For details on the operation 1 page 60

Memory Tool — Memory Stick Tool

This item appears only when a “Memory Stick Duo” is inserted in the camera.

Format

Formats the “Memory Stick Duo”. A commercially available “Memory Stick Duo” is already formatted, and can be used immediately.

• Note that formatting irrevocably erases all data on a “Memory Stick Duo”, including even protected images.

1 Select [Format] with v/V/b/B on the control button, then press z.

The message “All data on Memory Stick will be erased” appears.

2

Select [OK] with v, then press z.

The format is completed.

To cancel the formatting

Select [Cancel] in step 2, then press z.

Create REC. Folder

Creates a folder in a “Memory Stick Duo” for recording images.

1

Select [Create REC. Folder] with v/V/b/B on the control button, then press z.

The folder creation screen appears.

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2 Select [OK] with v, then press z.

A new folder is created with a number incremented one higher than the largest number, and the folder becomes the current recording folder.

To cancel the folder creation

Select [Cancel] in step 2, then press z.

• When not creating a new folder, the “101MSDCF” folder is selected as the recording folder.

• You can create folders designated up to “999MSDCF”.

• Images are recorded in the newly created folder until a different folder is created or selected.

• You cannot delete a folder with the camera. To delete a folder, use your computer, etc.

• Up to 4,000 images can be stored in one folder. When the folder capacity is exceeded, a new folder is automatically created.

• For details, see “Image file storage destinations and file names” (page 86).

Manage Memory

For details on the operation 1 page 60

Change REC. Folder

Changes the folder currently used for recording images.

1

Select [Change REC. Folder] with v/V/b/B on the control button, then press z.

The folder selection screen appears.

2

Select the desired folder with b/B, and [OK] with v, then press z.

To cancel changing the recording folder

Select [Cancel] in step 2, then press z.

• You cannot select the “100MSDCF” folder as a recording folder.

• You cannot move recorded images to a different folder.

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Copy

Copies all images in the internal memory to a “Memory Stick Duo”.

1

Insert a “Memory Stick Duo” having 64 MB or larger capacity.

2

Select [Copy] with v/V/b/B on the control button, then press z.

The message “All data in internal memory will be copied” appears.

3

Select [OK] with v, then press z.

Copying starts.

To cancel the copying

Select [Cancel] in step 3, then press z.

• Use a fully charged battery pack. If you attempt to copy image files using a battery pack with little remaining charge, the battery pack may run out, causing copying to fail or possibly corrupting the data.

• You cannot copy individual images.

• The original images in the internal memory are retained even after copying. To delete the contents of the internal memory, remove the “Memory Stick Duo” after copying, then execute the [Format] command in

[Internal Memory Tool] (page 65).

• When you copy the data in the internal memory to the “Memory Stick Duo”, all the data will be copied.

You cannot choose a specific folder on the “Memory Stick Duo” as the destination for the data to be copied.

• Even if you copy data, a (Print order) mark is not copied.

Manage Memory

For details on the operation 1 page 60

Memory Tool — Internal Memory Tool

This item does not appear when a “Memory Stick Duo” is inserted in the camera.

Format

Formats the internal memory.

• Note that formatting irrevocably erases all data in the internal memory, including even protected images.

1

Select [Format] with v/V/b/B on the control button, then press z.

The message “All data in internal memory will be erased” appears.

2 Select [OK] with v, then press z.

The format is completed.

To cancel the formatting

Select [Cancel] in step 2, then press z.

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Settings

For details on the operation 1 page 60

Main settings — Main Settings 1

The default settings are marked with .

Beep

Selects the sound produced when you operate the camera.

Shutter

On

Off

Turns on the shutter sound when you press the shutter button.

Turns on the beep/shutter sound when you press the control button/press the shutter button.

Turns off the beep/shutter sound.

Function Guide

When you operate the camera, the description of functions is displayed.

On

Off

Displays the function guide.

Does not display the function guide.

Initialize

Initializes the setting to the default setting. Even if you execute this function, the images stored in the internal memory are retained.

1 Select [Initialize] with v/V/b/B, then press z.

The message “Initialize all settings” appears.

2

Select [OK] with v, then press z.

The settings are reset to the default setting.

To cancel the resetting

Select [Cancel] in step 2, then press z.

• Make sure that the power is not disconnected during resetting.

Settings

For details on the operation 1 page 60

Main settings — Main Settings 2

The default settings are marked with .

USB Connect

Selects the USB mode to be used when connecting the camera to a computer or a PictBridge compliant printer using the cable for multi-use terminal.

PictBridge Connects the camera to a PictBridge compliant printer

(page 98). When you connect the camera to a computer, the

copy wizard starts automatically, and the images in the recording folder on the camera are copied to the computer.

(with Windows XP, Mac OS X)

Mass Storage

Auto

Establishes a Mass Storage connection between the camera

and a computer or other USB device (page 82).

The camera recognizes automatically and sets up communication with a computer or PictBridge compliant

printer (pages 82 and 98).

• If the camera and a PictBridge compliant printer cannot be connected when set to [Auto], change the setting to

[PictBridge].

• If the camera and a computer or other USB device cannot be connected when set to [Auto], change the setting to [Mass

Storage].

COMPONENT

Selects the video signal output type from SD and HD(1080i), according to the TV connected

see page 75.

HD(1080i)

SD

Selects this item to connect the camera to a 1080i-capable

High Definition TV.

Selects this item to connect the camera to a TV that is not compatible with an HD(1080i) signal.

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Settings

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Video Out

Sets the video signal output according to the TV color system of the connected video equipment. Different countries and regions use different TV color systems. If you want to

view images on a TV screen, check page 77 for the TV color system of the country or region

where the camera is used.

NTSC

Sets the video output signal to NTSC mode (e.g., for the

USA, Japan).

PAL

Sets the video output signal to PAL mode (e.g., for Europe).

Settings

For details on the operation 1 page 60

Shooting Settings — Shooting Settings 1

The default settings are marked with .

AF Illuminator

The AF illuminator supplies fill light to focus more easily on a subject in dark surroundings.

The AF illuminator emits red light allowing the camera to focus easily when the shutter button is pressed halfway, until the focus is locked. The indicator appears at this time.

Auto

Off

Uses the AF illuminator.

Does not use AF illuminator.

• If the AF illuminator light does not reach the subject sufficiently or the subject has no contrast, focus will not be achieved. (A distance of up to approximately 2.8 m (9 feet 2 1/4 inches) (zoom: W)/2.2 m (7 feet

2 5/8 inches) (zoom: T) is recommended.)

• Focus is achieved as long as the AF illuminator light reaches the subject, even if the light is slightly off the center of the subject.

• You cannot use the AF illuminator when:

– When Focus preset is set (page 46).

– When (Twilight mode) or (Landscape mode) or (Fireworks mode) is selected in the Scene mode.

– When [Face Detection] is set to [On].

– When [Conversion Lens] is not set to [Off].

• When you use AF illuminator, the normal AF range finder frame is disabled and new AF range finder frame is displayed by a dotted line. AF operates with priority on subjects located near the center of the frame.

• The AF illuminator emits very bright light. Although there are no problems with safety, do not look directly into the AF illuminator emitter at close range.

Grid Line

With reference to the grid lines, you can easily set a subject in a horizontal/vertical position.

On

Displays the grid lines.

Off

• The grid lines are not recorded.

Does not display the grid line.

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AF Mode

Selects the auto focus operation mode.

Single Automatically adjusts the focus when the shutter button is pressed and held halfway down. This mode is useful for shooting stationary subjects.

Monitor

Automatically adjusts the focus before the shutter button is pressed and held halfway down. This mode shortens the time needed for focusing.

• Battery consumption is faster than in [Single] mode.

• When [Face Detection] is set to [On], the AF mode is disabled.

Digital Zoom

Selects the digital zoom mode. The camera enlarges the image using optical zoom (up to 3×).

When the zoom scale exceeds 3×, the camera uses either smart or precision digital zoom.

Smart

(Smart zoom)

( )

Precision

(Precision digital zoom)

( )

Off

Enlarges the image digitally within the range where the image will not be distorted, according to the image size. This is not available when the image size is set to [12M] or [3:2].

• The maximum zoom scale of Smart zoom is shown in the following table.

Enlarges all image sizes up to a maximum of 6×, but the image quality deteriorates.

Does not use the digital zoom.

Image size and maximum zoom scale using Smart zoom

Size

8M

5M

3M

VGA

16:9

Maximum zoom scale

Approx. 3.7×

Approx. 4.6×

Approx. 5.9×

Approx. 18×

Approx. 6.2×

• When function.

(Extra High Sensitivity mode) is selected in the Scene mode, the Smart zoom does not

• When [Face Detection] is set to [On], you cannot use the Digital Zoom.

• When you set the LCD screen to off, you cannot use the digital zoom.

Settings

For details on the operation 1 page 60

Conversion Lens

Sets for achieving appropriate focus when attaching a conversion lens (not supplied). Attach the adaptor ring (not supplied), then attach a conversion lens.

Tele ( )

Wide ( )

Off

Attaches a tele conversion lens.

Attaches a wide conversion lens.

Does not attach a lens.

• When not set to [Off], the flash is set to (Flash forced off).

• Check the shooting image on the LCD screen due to covering in the finder window.

• The available zoom area is limited.

• The available focusing area is limited.

• For details, see the operating instructions supplied with your conversion lens.

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Shooting Settings — Shooting Settings 2

The default settings are marked with .

Auto Orientation

When the camera is rotated to shoot a portrait image, the camera records its position change and displays the image in the portrait position.

On

Off

Records the image with the correct orientation.

Auto Orientation deactivated.

• Depending on the shooting angle of the camera, the orientation of the image may not be recorded correctly. When the orientation of the image is not correct, you can rotate the image using the procedure

on page 59.

Auto Review

Displays the recorded image on the screen for approximately two seconds immediately after shooting a still image.

On

Off

Use the Auto Review.

Does not use Auto Review.

• If you press the shutter button halfway down during this period, the recorded image display disappears and you can immediately shoot the next image.

Settings

For details on the operation 1 page 60

Clock Settings

Clock Settings

Sets the date and time.

1

Select [ Clock Settings] from (Settings) on the HOME screen.

2

Select the date display format with v/V, then press z.

3

Select each item with b/B and set the numeric value with v/V, then press z.

4

Select [OK], then press z.

To cancel the clock setting

Select [Cancel] in step 4, then press z.

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Language Setting

Language Setting

Selects the language to be used to display the menu items, warnings, and messages.

Viewing images on a TV

Viewing images on a TV

You can view images on a TV screen by connecting the camera to a TV.

The connection varies according to the type of TV the camera is connected to.

Viewing images by connecting your camera to a TV with the supplied cable for multi-use terminal

Turn off both your camera and the TV before connecting the camera and the TV.

1

Connect the camera to the TV.

1

To audio/video input jacks

VIDEO AUDIO

Yellow/White/Red

Yellow Black

(Playback) button

Control button

Cable for multi-use terminal (supplied)

2

To the multi connector

• Place the camera with the screen facing upwards.

• If your TV has stereo input jacks, connect the audio plug (black) of the cable for multi-use terminal to the left audio jack.

2

Turn on the TV and set the TV/video input switch to “video”.

• For details, see the operating instructions supplied with the TV.

3

Press (Playback) to turn on the camera.

Images shot with the camera appear on the TV screen.

Press b/B on the control button to select the desired image.

• When using your camera abroad, it may be necessary to switch the video signal output to match that

of your TV system (page 68).

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Viewing an image by connecting your camera to a HD TV

You can view an image recorded on the camera by connecting the camera to an HD (High

Definition) TV with the component cable (not supplied).

Turn off both your camera and the TV before connecting the camera and the TV.

1

Connect the camera to the TV.

COMPONENT

VIDEO IN

AUDIO

1

To audio/video input jacks

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Green/Blue/Red White/Red

(Playback) button

Component video cable (not supplied)

Control button

HOME button

2

To the multi connector

• Place the camera with the screen facing upwards.

• The video plugs (Green/Blue/Red) of the component video cable (not supplied) are color-coded to match the jacks on the TV.

2

Turn on the TV and set the TV/video input switch to “video”.

• For details, see the operating instructions supplied with the TV.

3

Press (Playback) to turn on the camera.

Images shot with the camera appear on the TV screen.

Press b/B on the control button to select the desired image.

Viewing images on a TV

• Set [COMPONENT] to [HD(1080i)] in [Main Settings 2] by selecting (Settings) on the HOME

screen (page 67).

• When using your camera abroad, it may be necessary to switch the video signal output to match that

of your TV system (page 68).

• You cannot view movies output in HD signal format.

On TV color systems

If you want to view images on a TV screen, you need a TV with a video input jack and the cable for multi-use terminal. The color system of the TV must match that of your digital still camera. Check the following lists for the TV color system of the country or region where the camera is used.

NTSC system

Bahama Islands, Bolivia, Canada, Central America, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Jamaica,

Japan, Korea, Mexico, Peru, Surinam, Taiwan, the Philippines, the U.S.A., Venezuela, etc.

PAL system

Australia, Austria, Belgium, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Holland,

Hong Kong, Hungary, Italy, Kuwait, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal,

Singapore, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, etc.

PAL-M system

Brazil

PAL-N system

Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay

SECAM system

Bulgaria, France, Guiana, Iran, Iraq, Monaco, Russia, Ukraine, etc.

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Using your computer

Enjoying your Windows computer

For details on using a Macintosh computer, refer to “Using your Macintosh computer” (page 95).

This section describes the English version of screen contents.

• Under Windows Vista, some names and operations may differ from those described below.

Install the software (supplied) first (page 80)

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Copying images to your computer (page 81)

Viewing images on your computer

Enjoying images using the “Picture Motion Browser” and “Music Transfer”

(pages 88 and 94)

Viewing images saved on your computer

Viewing photos organized by date

Editing images

Displaying the shooting locations of still images on maps online (To do this, your computer needs to be connected to

• the Internet.)

Creates a disc with the images shot (requires CD or DVD

• disc writing drive)

Printing or saving still images with the date

Adding/changing Music using “Music Transfer”

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Recommended computer environment

The following environment is recommended for a computer connected to the camera.

Recommended environment for copying images

OS (pre-installed): Microsoft Windows

2000 Professional, Windows XP* or

Windows Vista*

• Operation is not assured in an environment based on an upgrade of the operating systems described above or in a multi-boot environment.

USB jack: Provided as standard

Recommended environment for using

“Picture Motion Browser” and “Music

Transfer”

OS (pre-installed): Microsoft Windows

2000 Professional, Windows XP* or

Windows Vista*

Sound card: 16-bit stereo sound card with speakers

CPU/Memory: Pentium III 500 MHz or faster, 128 MB of RAM or more

(Recommended: Pentium III 800 MHz or faster and 256 MB of RAM or more)

Software: DirectX 9.0c or later

Hard Disk: Disk space required for installation—200 MB or more

Display: Screen resolution: 1024 × 768 dots or more

Colors: High Color (16-bit color) or more

* 64-bit editions and Starter (Edition) are not supported.

• The software is compatible with DirectX technology. Installation of “DirectX” may be required.

Notes on connecting your camera to a computer

• Operations are not guaranteed for all the recommended computer environments mentioned above.

• If you connect two or more USB devices to a single computer at the same time, some devices, including your camera, may not operate, depending on the types of USB devices you are using.

• Operations are not guaranteed when using a

USB hub.

• Connecting your camera using a USB interface that is compatible with Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0 compliant) allows advanced transfer (high speed transfer) as this camera is compatible with Hi-

Speed USB (USB 2.0 compliant).

• There are three modes for a USB connection when connecting a computer, [Auto] (default setting), [Mass Storage] and [PictBridge] modes. This section describes the [Auto] and

[Mass Storage] as examples. For details on

[PictBridge], see page 67.

• When your computer resumes from a suspend or sleep mode, communication between your camera and your computer may not recover at the same time.

Technical Support

Additional information on this product and answers to frequently asked questions can be found at the Sony

Customer Support Website.

http://www.sony.net/

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Installing the software (supplied)

You can install the software (supplied) using the following procedure.

• When using Windows 2000, do not connect the camera to the computer before installation.

• Log on as Administrator.

• When the software (supplied) is installed, the

USB driver is installed automatically.

1

Turn on your computer, and insert the CD-ROM (supplied) into the CD-ROM drive.

The installation menu screen appears.

• If it does not appear, double-click (My

Computer) t (SONYPICTUTIL).

• Under Windows Vista, the AutoPlay screen may appear. Select “Run Install.exe” and follow the instructions that appear on the screen to proceed with the installation.

2

Click [Install].

The “Choose Setup Language” screen appears.

3

Select the desired language, then click [Next].

The [Location Settings] screen appears.

4

Select the [Region] and [Country/

Area], then click [Next].

When the [Welcome to the InstallShield

Wizard for SonyPicture Utility] appears, click [Next].

The “License Agreement” screen appears. Read the agreement carefully.

If you accept the terms of the agreement, click the radio button next to

[I accept the terms of the license agreement] and then click [Next].

5

Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation.

• When the restarting confirmation message appears, restart the computer following the instructions on the screen.

• DirectX may be installed depending on system environment of your computer.

6

Remove the CD-ROM after the installation is complete.

After you install the software, a shortcut icon for the customers registration website is created on the desktop.

Once you register on the website, you can get secure and useful customer support.

http://www.sony.net/registration/di

Copying images to your computer

This section describes the process using a

Windows computer as an example.

You can copy images from the camera to your computer as follows.

For a computer with a Memory Stick slot

Remove the “Memory Stick Duo” from the camera and insert it in the Memory Stick

Duo Adaptor. Insert the Memory Stick Duo

Adaptor in the computer and copy the images.

• Even when you are using Windows 95/98/98

SecondEdition/NT/Me, you can copy images by inserting the “Memory Stick Duo” into the

Memory Stick slot on your computer.

• If the “Memory Stick PRO Duo” is not

recognized, see page 108.

For a computer without a Memory Stick slot

Make a USB connection and follow Stages

1 through 4 on pages 81 to 85 to copy

images.

• When you are using Windows 2000, install the software (supplied) before proceeding. With

Windows XP, installation is unnecessary.

• The screen displays shown in this section are the examples for copying images from “Memory

Stick Duo”.

• This camera is not compatible with Windows

95/98/98 SecondEdition/NT/Me of the

Windows operating system.

When you use a computer without a Memory

Stick slot, use a commercially available

Memory Stick Reader/Writer to copy images from a “Memory Stick Duo” to your computer.

• To copy images in the internal memory to your computer, copy the images to a “Memory Stick

Duo” first, then copy them to your computer.

Stage 1: Preparing the camera and the computer

1

Insert a “Memory Stick Duo” with recorded images into the camera.

• When copying images in the internal memory, this step is unnecessary.

2

Insert the sufficiently charged battery pack in the camera, or connect the camera to a wall outlet (wall socket) with the AC

Adaptor (not supplied) and the

USB, A/V, DC IN cable for multiuse terminal (not supplied).

• When you copy images to your computer using a battery pack with little remaining charge, copying may fail or image data may become corrupted if the battery pack shuts down too soon.

3

Press (Playback), then turn on the computer.

(Playback) button

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Stage 2: Connecting the camera and your computer

1

To a USB jack

2

To the multi connector

Cable for multi-use terminal

• With Windows XP/Vista, the AutoPlay wizard appears on the desktop.

“Connecting to Mass Storage...” appears on the screen of the camera.

• If “Connecting to Mass Storage...” does not appear, set [USB Connect] to [Mass Storage]

(page 67).

• When the software (supplied) has been installed,

the [Import Images] screen (page 89) may be

displayed. In this case, you can import images directly using “Picture Motion Browser”.

Stage 3-A: Copying images to a computer

• For Windows 2000, follow the procedure

explained in “Stage 3-B: Copying images to a

Computer” on page 83.

• For Windows XP/Vista, when the wizard screen does not appear automatically, follow the

procedure explained in “Stage 3-B: Copying images to a Computer” on page 83.

This section describes an example of copying images to a “My Documents” folder.

1

After making a USB connection in

Stage 2, click [Copy pictures to a folder on my computer using

Microsoft Scanner and Camera

Wizard]

t

[OK] as the wizard screen appears automatically on the desktop.

Access indicators*

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When a USB connection is established for the first time, your computer automatically runs a program to recognize the camera.

Wait for a while.

* is displayed on the screen during the communication session.

Do not operate the computer while the indicator is displayed. When the indicator changes to

, you can start using the computer again.

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2

The “Scanner and Camera Wizard” screen appears.

Copying images to your computer

2

Click [Next].

The images saved on the “Memory

Stick Duo” of the camera appear.

• If no “Memory Stick Duo” is inserted, images in the internal memory appear.

3

Click the check box of unwanted images to remove the checkmark so they are not copied, then click

[Next].

5

Click the radio button next to

[Nothing. I’m finished working with these pictures] to select it, then click [Next].

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1

2

The “Picture Name and Destination” screen appears.

4

Select a name and destination for the images, then click [Next].

2

The “Completing the Scanner and

Camera Wizard” screen appears.

6

Click [Finish].

The wizard screen closes.

• To continue copying other images, disconnect the cable for multi-use terminal

(page 85). Then follow the procedure

explained in “Stage 2: Connecting the camera and your computer” on page 82.

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2

Image copying starts. When the copying is completed, the “Other Options” screen appears.

• This section describes an example of copying images to the “My Documents” folder.

Stage 3-B: Copying images to a

Computer

• For Windows XP, follow the procedure

explained in “Stage 3-A: Copying images to a computer” on page 82.

This section describes an example of copying images to the “My Documents” folder.

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1

Double-click [My Computer]

t

[Removable Disk]

t

[DCIM].

3

Double-click the [My Documents] folder. Then, right-click on the

“My Documents” window to display the menu and click

[Paste].

• If the “Removable Disk” icon is not

displayed, see page 109.

2

Double-click the folder where the image files you want to copy are stored.

Then, right-click an image file to display the menu and click

[Copy].

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2

The image files are copied to the “My

Documents” folder.

• When an image with the same file name exists in the copy destination folder, the overwrite confirmation message appears.

When you overwrite an existing image with a new one, the original file data is deleted.

To copy an image file to the computer without overwriting, change the file name to a different name and then copy the image file. However, note that if you change the

file name (page 87), you may not be able to

playback that image with your camera.

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2

• On the storage destination of the image

files, see page 86.

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Stage 4: Viewing images on your computer

This section describes the procedure for viewing copied images in the “My

Documents” folder.

1

Click [Start]

t

[My Documents].

2

To delete the USB connection

Perform the procedures listed below beforehand when:

• Disconnecting the cable for multi-use terminal

• Removing a “Memory Stick Duo”

• Inserting a “Memory Stick Duo” into the camera after copying images from the internal memory

• Turning off the camera

1

Double-click on the tasktray.

1

The contents of the “My Documents” folder are displayed.

• If you are not using Windows XP, double-click [My Documents] on the desktop.

2

Double-click the desired image file.

Double-click here

2 Click (USB Mass Storage Device) t

[Stop].

3

Confirm the device on the confirmation window, then click [OK].

4

Click [OK].

The device is disconnected.

• Step 4 is unnecessary for Windows XP.

The image is displayed.

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Copying images to your computer

Image file storage destinations and file names

The image files recorded with your camera are grouped as folders on the “Memory

Stick Duo”.

Example: viewing folders on Windows XP

• Image files are named as follows. ssss stands for any number within the range from

0001 to 9999. The numerical portions of the name of a movie file recorded in movie mode and its corresponding index image file are the same.

– Still image files: DSC0ssss.JPG

– Movie files: MOV0ssss.MPG

– Index image files that are recorded when you record movies: MOV0ssss.THM

• For more information about folders, see pages

59 and 62.

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A

Folder containing image data recorded using a camera not equipped with the folder creating function

B Folder containing image data recorded using this camera

When no new folders are created, there are folders as follows:

– “Memory Stick Duo”; “101MSDCF” only

– Internal memory; “101_SONY” only

• You cannot record any images to the

“100MSDCF” folder. The images in these folders are available only for viewing.

• You cannot record/playback any images to the

“MISC” folder.

Viewing image files stored on a computer with your camera (using a “Memory Stick Duo”)

This section describes the process using a

Windows computer as an example.

When an image file copied to a computer no longer remains on a “Memory Stick

Duo”, you can view that image again on the camera by copying the image file on the computer to a “Memory Stick Duo”.

• Step 1 is not necessary if the file name set with your camera has not been changed.

• You may be unable to playback some images depending on the image size.

• When an image file has been processed by a computer or when the image file was recorded using a model other than that of your camera, playback on your camera is not guaranteed.

• When there is no folder, create a folder with

your camera (page 62) first, and then copy the

image file.

2

Copy the image file to the

“Memory Stick Duo” folder in the following order.

1

Right-click the image file, then click

[Copy].

2

Double-click [Removable Disk] or

[Sony MemoryStick] in [My

Computer].

3 Right-click the [sssMSDCF] folder in the [DCIM] folder, then click [Paste].

• sss stands for any number within the range from 100 to 999.

1

Right-click the image file, then click [Rename]. Change the file

name to “DSC0ssss”.

Enter a number from 0001 to 9999 for ssss.

1

2

• If the overwrite confirmation message appears, enter a different number.

• An extension may be displayed depending on the computer settings. The extension for still images is JPG, and the extension for movies is MPG. Do not change the extension.

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Using the “Picture Motion Browser” (supplied)

You can use still images and movies from the camera more than ever by taking advantage of the software.

This section summarizes the “Picture

Motion Browser” and gives the basic instructions.

“Picture Motion Browser” overview

With the “Picture Motion Browser” you can:

• Import images shot with the camera and display them on the computer.

• Organize images on the computer on a calendar by shooting date to view them.

• Retouch (Red Eye Correction, etc.), print, and send still images as e-mail attachments, change the shooting date and more.

• Still images can be printed or saved with the date.

• You can create a data disc using a CD burner drive or DVD burner drive.

• For details on the “Picture Motion Browser”, refer to the Help.

To access the Help, click [Start] t [All

Programs] (in Windows 2000, [Programs]) t [Sony Picture Utility] t [Help] t

[Picture Motion Browser].

Starting and exiting the “Picture

Motion Browser”

Starting the “Picture Motion Browser”

Double-click the (Picture Motion

Browser) icon on the desktop.

Or, from the Start menu: Click [Start] t

[All Programs] (in Windows 2000,

[Programs]) t [Sony Picture Utility] t

[Picture Motion Browser].

• The confirmation message of the Information tool appears on the screen when starting the

“Picture Motion Browser” for the first time.

Select [Start]. This function informs you of news, such as software updates. You can change the setting later.

Exiting the “Picture Motion Browser”

Click button in the top right corner of the screen.

Basic instructions

Follow these steps to import and view images from the camera.

Importing images

1

Make sure “Media Check Tool”* is running.

Look for a

( Media Check Tool)

icon in the taskbar.

* “Media Check Tool” is a program that automatically detects and imports images when a “Memory Stick” is inserted or when the camera is connected.

• If there is no icon: Click [Start] t [All

Programs] (in Windows

2000

, [Programs]) t [Sony Picture Utility] t [Tools] t

[Media Check Tool].

Using the “Picture Motion Browser” (supplied)

2

Connect the camera to your computer with the cable for multiuse terminal.

After the camera is automatically detected, the [Import Images] screen is displayed.

Viewing images

1

Checking imported images

When importing is complete, the

“Picture Motion Browser” starts.

Thumbnails of the imported images are displayed.

• If you use the Memory Stick slot, refer to

page 81.

• In Windows XP, if the AutoPlay Wizard appears, close it.

3

Import the images.

To start importing images, click the

[Import] button.

By default, images are imported into a folder created in “My Pictures” that is named with the date of importing.

• For instructions on changing the “Folder to

be imported”, refer to page 92.

• The “My Pictures” folder is set as the default folder in “Viewed folders”.

• You can double-click a thumbnail to display the image by itself.

2

Viewing images in “Viewed folders” arranged by shooting date on a calendar

1 Click the [Calendar] tab.

Years when images were shot are listed.

2

Click the year.

Images shot that year are displayed, arranged on the calendar by shooting date.

3

To display images by month, click the desired month.

Thumbnails of images shot that month are displayed.

4 To display images by time, click the desired date.

Thumbnails of images shot that day are displayed, arranged by hour.

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Using the “Picture Motion Browser” (supplied)

Year display screen

1

2

3

Month display screen

4

3

Displaying individual images

On the hour display screen, double-click a thumbnail to display the image by itself in a separate window.

Hour display screen

• You can edit displayed images by clicking the button in the toolbar.

Displaying images in full-screen mode

To display a slide show of current images in full-screen mode, click the button.

• To list images from a particular year or month, click that period on the left of the screen.

• To play or pause the slide show, click the

button on the lower left of the screen.

• To stop the slide show, click the button on the lower left of the screen.

Using the “Picture Motion Browser” (supplied)

Creating a data disc

Images can be saved in CD or DVD as a data disc.

CD burner drive or DVD burner drive

• required.

The following disc can be used for creating a data disc.

– CD–R/RW (12 cm)

– DVD±R/RW (12 cm)

– DVD±R DL (12 cm)

1

Select images to save on the disc.

• To select consecutive images, click the first image, then press and hold down “Shift” key while you click the last image.

• To select two or more non-consecutive images, press and hold down “Ctrl” key while clicking images.

2

Click the button on the tool bar.

The [Create Data Disc] display appears.

3

Click [Start].

4

Follow the display instructions to proceed with creating the data disc.

• To add desired images, drag and drop on the

[Create Data Disc] display.

Using Map View to display still images on a map

If your still images have position information, you can see the images on maps online with Map View.

To use the Map View function, your computer needs to be connected to the

Internet.

1

Select a thumbnail marked with

.

2

Click .

The Map View main window appears.

• Maps and satellite images powered by

Google Maps mapping service.

You can later add position information on the still images, using the Map View. For details, see the Help of Map View.

Selecting all images in a folder

Click the [folders] tab, then right-click on the desired folder icon and select [Create

Data Disc]. All images in a folder can be selected.

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Using the “Picture Motion Browser” (supplied)

Other functions

Preparing images stored on the computer for viewing

To view them, register the folder that contains the images as one of the “Viewed folders”.

1

Click on the main screen, or choose [Register Folders to View] from the [File] menu.

The settings screen for “Viewed folders” registration is displayed.

1

Choose [Import Settings]

t

[Location for Imported Images] from the [File] menu.

The “Location for Imported Images” screen is displayed.

2

Choose the “Folder to be imported”.

You can specify the “Folder to be imported” from folders registered as

“Viewed folders”.

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2

Specify the folder with images for importing to register the folder as one of the “Viewed folders”.

3

Click [OK].

The image information is registered in the database.

Images in any subfolders of “Viewed folders” are also registered.

Changing the “Folder to be imported”

To change the “Folder to be imported”, access the “Import Settings” screen.

Updating image registration information

To update image information, choose

[Update Database] from the [Tools] menu.

Updating the database may take a while.

If you rename image files or folders in

“Viewed folders”, they cannot be displayed with this software. In this case, update the database.

Saving images with the date

1 Double-click an image to display it.

2 Click and select [Insert Date] from the drop-down list.

3

Select your desired color and position, and then click [OK].

4

Click to save.

Printing images with the date

1

Select the still image you want to print.

2

Click on the toolbar.

3

Click the check box of [Print date taken] in

Print Options.

4

Click [Print].

Using the “Picture Motion Browser” (supplied)

To uninstall the “Picture Motion

Browser”

1

Click [Start] t [Control Panel] (in

Windows 2000, [Start] t [Settings] t

[Control Panel]), then double-click [Add/

Remove Programs].

2

Select [Sony Picture Utility], then click

[Remove] (in Windows 2000, [Change/

Remove]) to execute the uninstallation.

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Using the “Music Transfer” (supplied)

You can change the Music files that are preset at the factory with desired Music files using “Music Transfer” in the CD-

ROM (supplied). Also, you can delete or add these files whenever you want.

Adding/Changing Music using

“Music Transfer”

The music formats you can transfer with

“Music Transfer” are listed below:

• MP3 files stored on the hard drive of your computer

• Music on CDs

• Preset-music saved on this camera

1

Press HOME to display the HOME screen.

2

Select (Printing, Other) with

b/B on the control button, select

[

Music Tool] with v/V, then

press z.

3

Select [Download Music] with

v/V/b/B, then press z.

The message “Connect to PC” appears.

4

Make a USB connection between the camera and your computer.

5

Start “Music Transfer”.

6

Follow the instructions on the screen to add/change Music files.

To restore the music preset at the factory to the camera:

1 Perform [Format Music] in step 3.

2 Execute [Restore defaults] on “Music

Transfer.”

All Music files return to the preset-music, and

[Music] in the [Slide Show] menu is set to

[Off].

• You can reset the Music files to the preset ones

using [Initialize] (page 66), however, other

settings will also be reset.

• For details on using “Music Transfer”, see the on-line help in “Music Transfer”.

Using your Macintosh computer

You can copy images to your Macintosh computer.

• “Picture Motion Browser” is not compatible with Macintosh computers.

Recommended computer environment

The following environment is recommended for a computer connected to the camera.

Recommended environment for copying images

OS (pre-installed): Mac OS 9.1/9.2/ Mac

OS X(v10.1 to v10.4)

USB jack: Provided as standard

Recommended environment for using

“Music Transfer”

OS (pre-installed): Mac OS X (v10.3 to v10.4)

CPU: iMac, eMac, iBook, PowerBook, Power

Mac G3/G4/G5 series, Mac mini

Memory: 64 MB or more (128 MB or more is recommended)

Hard Disk: Disk space required for installation—approximately 250 MB

Notes on connecting your camera to a computer

• Operations are not guaranteed for all the recommended computer environments mentioned above.

• If you connect two or more USB devices to a single computer at the same time, some devices, including your camera, may not operate depending on the types of USB devices you are using.

• Operations are not guaranteed when using a

USB hub.

• Connecting your camera using a USB interface that is compatible with Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0 compliant) allows advanced transfer (high speed transfer) as this camera is compatible with Hi-

Speed USB (USB 2.0 compliant).

• There are three modes for a USB connection when connecting a computer, [Auto] (default setting), [Mass Storage] and [PictBridge] modes. This section describes the [Auto] and

[Mass Storage] as examples. For details on

[PictBridge], see page 67.

• When your computer resumes from the suspend or sleep mode, communication between your camera and your computer may not recover at the same time.

Copying and viewing images on a computer

1

Prepare the camera and a

Macintosh computer.

Perform the same procedure as

described in “Stage 1: Preparing the camera and the computer” on page 81.

2

Connect the cable for multi-use terminal.

Perform the same procedure as

described in “Stage 2: Connecting the camera and your computer” on page 82.

3

Copy image files to the Macintosh computer.

1

Double-click the newly recognized icon t

[DCIM] t

the folder where the images you want to copy are stored.

2

Drag and drop the image files to the hard disk icon.

The image files are copied to the hard disk.

• For details on the storage location of the

images and file names, see page 86.

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Using your Macintosh computer

4

View images on the computer.

Double-click the hard disk icon t

the desired image file in the folder containing the copied files to open that image file.

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To delete the USB connection

Perform the procedures listed below beforehand when:

• Disconnecting the cable for multi-use terminal

• Removing a “Memory Stick Duo”

• Inserting a “Memory Stick Duo” into the camera after copying images from the internal memory

• Turning off the camera

Drag and drop the drive icon or the icon of the “Memory Stick Duo” to the

“Trash” icon.

The camera is disconnected from the computer.

Adding/Changing Music using

“Music Transfer”

You can change the Music files that are preset at the factory with desired Music files. Also, you can delete or add these files whenever you want.

The music formats you can transfer with

“Music Transfer” are listed below:

• MP3 files stored on the hard drive of your computer

• Music on CDs

• Preset-music saved on this camera

To install “Music Transfer”

• Shut down all other application software before you install “Music Transfer”.

• For installation, you need to log on as

Administrator.

1

Turn on your Macintosh computer, and insert the CD-ROM (supplied) into the

CD-ROM drive.

2

Double-click

3

Double-click the [MusicTransfer.pkg] file in [MAC] folder.

The installation of the software starts.

To add/change Music files

See “Adding/Changing Music using

“Music Transfer”” on page 94.

Technical Support

Additional information on this product and answers to frequently asked questions can be found at the Sony

Customer Support Website.

http://www.sony.net/

Printing still images

How to print still images

When you print images shot in [16:9] mode, both edges may be cut off, so be sure to check before

printing (page 111).

Printing directly using a PictBridge compliant printer (page 98)

You can print images by connecting the camera directly to a

PictBridge compliant printer.

Printing directly using a “Memory Stick” compliant printer

You can print images with a “Memory Stick” compliant printer.

For details, see the operating instructions supplied with the printer.

Printing using a computer

You can copy images to a computer using the supplied “Picture

Motion Browser” software and print the images.

You can insert the date on the image and print it (page 92).

Printing at a shop (page 101)

You can take a “Memory Stick Duo” containing images shot with your camera to a photo printing service shop. You can make a

(Print order) mark on images which you want to print out in advance.

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Printing images directly using a PictBridge compliant printer

Even if you do not have a computer, you can print images shot using your camera by connecting the camera directly to a

PictBridge compliant printer.

Stage 1: Preparing the camera

• “PictBridge” is based on the CIPA standard.

(CIPA: Camera & Imaging Products

Association)

• You cannot print movies.

• If the indicator flashes on the screen of the camera (error notification), check the connected printer.

Prepare the camera to connect it to the printer with the cable for multi-use terminal. When connecting the camera to a printer that is recognized when [USB

Connect] is set to [Auto], Stage 1 is unnecessary.

MENU button

Control button

HOME button

• It is recommended to use a fully charged battery pack to prevent the power from turning off partway through printing.

1

Press HOME to display the HOME screen.

2

Select select [

Main settings] with v/

V, then press z.

3

Select [Main Settings 2] with v/V/ b/B, and select [USB Connect],

then press z.

4

Select [PictBridge] with v/V, then

press z.

The USB mode is set.

Printing images directly using a PictBridge compliant printer

Stage 2: Connecting the camera to the printer

1

Connect the camera to the printer.

2

To the multi connector

1

To the

USB jack

Cable for multi-use terminal

2

Press (Playback) and turn on your camera and the printer.

After the connection is made,

Stage 3: Selecting images you want to print

Select [This Image] or [Multiple

Images] with v/V, then press z.

When you select [This Image]

You can print the selected image. Move on to Stage 4.

When you select [Multiple

Images]

You can print multiple selected images.

1

Select the image you want to print with b/B, then press z.

mark appears on the selected image.

2

Press MENU to display the menu.

3

Select [OK] with the control button, then press z.

• After you select [Multiple Images] on the index screen, you can print all the images in a folder by selecting the folder selection bar with b and attaching a mark on the folder.

Stage 4: Printing

1

Select print settings with the control button.

The camera is set to playback mode, then an image and the print menu appear on the screen.

[Quantity]

When the [Layout] is set to [1-up/

Borderless] or [1-up/Border]:

Select the number of sheets of an image that you want to print. The image will be printed as a single image.

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Printing images directly using a PictBridge compliant printer

When the [Layout] is not set to [1up/Borderless] or [1-up/Border]:

Select the number of sets of images that you want to print as an index image. If you selected [This Image] in step 1, select the number of the same image you want to print side by side on a sheet as an index image.

• The designated number of images may not all fit onto a single sheet depending on the quantity of images.

[Layout]

Selects the number of image you want to print side by side on a sheet.

[Size]

Select the size of the printing sheet.

[Date]

Select [Day & Time] or [Date] to insert the date and time on images.

• When you choose [Date], the date will be

inserted in the order you select (page 73).

This function may not be provided depending on the printer.

2

Select [OK] with v, then press z.

The image is printed.

• Do not disconnect the cable for multi-use terminal while the (PictBridge

Connecting) indicator appears on the screen.

indicator

Stage 5: Completing the printing

Make sure the screen has returned to Stage

2, and disconnect the cable for multi-use terminal from the camera.

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To print other images

Select [Multiple Images], then perform the process again from stage 3.

Printing at a shop

You can take a “Memory Stick Duo” containing images shot with your camera to a photo printing service shop. As long as the shop supports photo printing services conforming to the DPOF, you can make a

(Print order) mark on images in advance so that you do not need to reselect them when you print them out at the shop.

• You cannot print images stored in the internal memory at a print shop directly from the camera. Copy the images to a “Memory Stick

Duo”, then take the “Memory Stick Duo” to the print shop.

What is DPOF?

DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) is a function allowing you to make a

(Print order) mark on images of “Memory

Stick Duo” that you want to print out later.

• You can also print the images with the

(Print order) mark using a printer that conforms to the DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) standard or using a PictBridge compliant printer.

• You cannot mark movies.

When taking a “Memory Stick Duo” to a shop

• Consult your photo printing service shop as to what types of “Memory Stick Duo” they handle.

• If a “Memory Stick Duo” is not handled by your photo printing service shop, copy the images you want to print out to other medium such as a

CD-R and take it to the shop.

• Be sure to take the Memory Stick Duo Adaptor with it.

• Before you take image data to a shop, always copy (back up) your data to a disk.

• You cannot set the number of prints.

• When you want to superimpose dates on images, consult your photo printing service shop.

Marking a selected image

MENU button

(Playback) button

Control button

1

Press

2

Select the image you want to print.

3

Press MENU to display the menu.

4

Select [DPOF] with v/V on the

control button and select [This

Image] with b/B, then press z.

(Print order) mark is attached to the image.

To remove the mark

Select the images from which you want to remove the mark, then press z in step 3.

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Printing at a shop

Selecting and marking the images

1

Press MENU while displaying images in single-image mode or in index mode.

2

Select [DPOF] with v/V and select

[Multiple Images] with b/B, then

press z.

3

Select an image to mark with the

control button, then press z.

mark is attached to the selected image.

Single Image

5

Select [OK] with v, then press z.

mark appears on the screen.

Single Image

Index Display

Index Display

To cancel the selection

To cancel, select [Exit] in step 5, then press z.

To remove the mark

Select the images that you want to remove the marks, then press z in step 3.

To mark all the images in the folder

In step3, move the frame to the folder selection bar with b, then press z during the index mode.

mark is attached to the selected folder and all the images.

4

Press MENU.

Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting

If you experience trouble with your camera, try the following solutions.

1

Check the items on pages 104 to 113.

If a code such as “C/E:ss:ss” appears on the screen, see page 114.

2

Remove the battery pack, and insert the battery pack again after about one minute, and turn on the power.

3

Initialize the settings (page 66).

4

Consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility.

Please understand that you give your consent that the contents of the internal memory, Music files may be checked when you send your camera to be repaired.

Click one of the following items to jump to the page explaining the symptom and cause or the appropriate corrective action.

Battery pack and power 104

“Memory Stick Duo” 111

Shooting still images/movies 104

Internal memory

107

Printing

Viewing images

Deleting/Editing images 108

PictBridge compliant printer

111

111

112

Computers

Picture Motion Browser

108

110

Others 113

103

Troubleshooting

104

Battery pack and power

The battery pack cannot be inserted.

Insert the battery pack correctly to push the battery eject lever.

Cannot turn on the camera.

After installing the battery pack into the camera, it may take a little while to get the camera powered.

Install the battery pack correctly.

• The battery pack is discharged. Insert charged battery pack.

The battery pack is dead (page 120). Replace it with a new one.

Use a recommended battery pack.

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.

The battery pack is dead (page 120). Replace it with a new one.

The battery remaining indicator is incorrect.

• This phenomenon occurs when you use the camera in an extremely hot or cold location.

• The displayed battery remaining differs from the current one. Fully discharge and then charge the battery pack to correct the display.

• The battery pack is discharged. Insert a charged battery pack.

The battery pack is dead (page 120). 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

The screen does not turn on even when the power is turned on.

Turn on the screen (page 20).

Your camera cannot record images.

Check the free capacity of the internal memory or “Memory Stick Duo”. If it is full, do one of the following:

Delete unnecessary images (page 34).

Change the “Memory Stick Duo”.

• You are using the “Memory Stick Duo” with a write-protect switch, and the switch is set to

the LOCK position. Set the switch to the recording position (page 118).

• You cannot record images while charging the flash.

Troubleshooting

• 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”.

Movie recording stops during shooting.

Movie recording stops automatically when the file size of the movie reaches approximately

2 GB.

This subject is not visible on the screen.

• Your camera is set to the playback mode. Press to change to the recording mode

(page 32).

Anti-blur function does not work.

The anti-blur function does not work when appears on the display.

The anti-blur function may not work properly when shooting night scenes.

Shoot after pressing the shutter button halfway down; do not press it fully down suddenly.

Recording takes a long time.

The NR slow shutter function is activated (page 17). This is not a malfunction.

The image is out of focus.

The subject is too close. Shoot in (Macro) recording mode. Make sure to position the lens farther away from the subject than the shortest shooting distance, approximately 5 cm

(2 inches) (W)/34 cm (1 feet 1 1/2 inches) (T), when shooting (page 26).

• (Twilight mode) or (Landscape mode) or (Fireworks mode) is selected in the Scene mode when shooting still images.

The Focus preset function is selected. Select the auto focus mode (page 46).

Refer to “If the subject is out of focus” on page 47.

Zoom does not work.

You cannot use the Smart zoom when:

– (Extra High Sensitivity mode) is selected in the Scene mode.

– the image size is set to [12M], [3:2].

The digital zoom cannot be used while shooting movies.

You cannot change the zoom scale while shooting a movie.

Confirm that the setting of [Conversion Lens] is correct.

• When [Face Detection] is set to [On], you cannot use the Digital Zoom.

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Troubleshooting

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The flash does not work.

The flash is set to

(Flash forced off) (page 26).

• You cannot use the flash when:

[REC Mode] is set to [Burst] or Exposure Bracket (page 42).

(High Sensitivity mode) or (Twilight mode) or (Extra High Sensitivity mode) or

(Fireworks mode) is selected in the Scene mode (page 30).

Shooting movies.

Set the flash to (Flash forced on) when the mode dial is set to M or (Landscape mode),

(Beach mode), or

(Snow mode) is selected in the Scene mode (page 26).

Fuzzy white circular spots appear in images shot using the flash.

Particles (dust, pollen, etc.) in the air reflected the flash light and appeared in the image. This

is not a malfunction (page 13).

The close-up shoot function (Macro) does not work.

(Twilight mode) or (Landscape mode) or (Fireworks mode) is selected in the Scene

mode (page 30).

The date and time are not displayed on LCD screen.

While shooting, the date and time are not displayed. They are displayed only during playback.

Cannot insert dates on image.

This camera does not have a feature for superimposing dates on images (page 112). By using

“Picture Motion Browser”, you can print or save images with the date (page 92).

The F value and shutter speed flash when you press and hold the shutter button halfway down.

The exposure is incorrect. Correct the exposure (page 44).

The screen is too dark or too bright.

Adjust the brightness of the LCD backlight (page 20).

The image is too dark.

• You are shooting a subject with a light source behind the subject. Select the metering mode

(page 45) or adjust the exposure (page 44).

Turn on the screen (page 20).

The image is too bright.

Adjust the exposure (page 44).

Troubleshooting

The image colors are not correct.

Set [Color Mode] to [Normal] (page 43).

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.

Noise appears in the image when you view the screen in a dark place.

• The camera is attempting to increase the visibility of the screen by temporarily brightening the image under conditions of low illumination. There is no effect on the recorded image.

The eyes of the subject come out red.

Set [Red Eye Reduction] to [On] (page 49).

• Shoot the subject at a distance closer than the flash range using the flash.

Light the room and shoot the subject.

Retouch the image using [Red Eye Correction] (page 57).

Dots appear and remain on the screen.

This is not a malfunction. These dots are not recorded (page 2).

The image seen through the finder does not match with the actual recordable range.

The parallax phenomenon is occurring when the subject is close. In this case, to confirm the recordable range, use the LCD screen.

Images cannot be confirmed through the finder while the digital zoom is in use.

Cannot shoot images in succession.

The internal memory or “Memory Stick Duo” is full. Delete unnecessary images (page 34).

• The battery level is low. Install charged battery pack.

Viewing images

Your camera cannot playback images.

Press

(Playback) button (page 32).

The folder/file name has been changed on your computer (page 87).

• When an image file has been processed by a computer or when the image file was recorded using a model other than that of your camera, playback on your camera is not guaranteed.

The camera is in USB mode. Delete the USB connection (page 85).

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Troubleshooting

The date and time are not displayed.

v (DISP) button is turned off (page 20).

The image appears rough right after playback starts.

The image may appear rough right after playback starts due to image processing. This is not a malfunction.

The image does not appear on the TV screen.

• Check [Video Out] to see if the video output signal of your camera is set to the color system

of your TV (page 68).

Check whether the connection is correct (page 75).

• If the USB connector of the cable for multi-use terminal is connected to another device,

disconnect it (page 85).

Deleting/Editing images

Your camera cannot delete an image.

Cancel the protection (page 57).

• You are using the “Memory Stick Duo” with the write-protect switch, and the switch is set to

the LOCK position. Set the switch to the recording position (page 118).

You have deleted an image by mistake.

Once you have deleted an image, you cannot restore it. We recommend that you protect

images (page 57), or use the “Memory Stick Duo” with the write-protect switch and set the

switch to the LOCK position (page 118) to prevent accidental erasure.

Computers

You do not know if the OS of your computer is compatible with the camera.

Check “Recommended computer environment” on page 79 for Windows, and page 95 for

Macintosh.

“Memory Stick PRO Duo” is not recognized by a computer with a “Memory

Stick” slot.

Check that the computer and the Memory Stick Reader/Writer support “Memory Stick PRO

Duo”. Users of computers and Memory Stick Readers/Writers made by manufacturers other than Sony should contact those manufacturers.

If “Memory Stick PRO Duo” is not supported, connect the camera to the computer (pages 82

and 95). The computer recognizes the “Memory Stick PRO Duo”.

Troubleshooting

Your computer does not recognize your camera.

Turn on the camera.

• When the battery level is low, install the charged battery pack or use the AC adaptor (not

supplied) (page 81).

Set [USB Connect] to [Mass Storage] (page 67).

Use the cable for multi-use terminal (supplied) (page 82).

Disconnect the cable for multi-use terminal from both the computer and the camera, and connect it again firmly.

Disconnect all equipment other than the camera, the keyboard and the mouse from the USB connectors of your computer.

Connect the camera directly to your computer without passing through a USB hub or other

device (page 82).

The software (supplied) is not installed. Install the software (page 80).

Your computer does not properly recognize the device because you connected the camera and your computer with the cable for multi-use terminal before you install the software (supplied).

Delete the erroneously recognized device from your computer, then install the USB driver

(see the next item).

The “Removable disk” icon does not appear on the computer screen when you connect your computer to the camera.

Follow the procedure below to install the USB driver again. The following procedure is for a

Windows computer.

1 Right-click [My Computer] to display the menu, then click [Properties].

The “System Properties” screen appears.

2 Click [Hardware] t

[Device Manager].

The “Device Manager” appears.

3 Right-click [ Sony DSC], then click [Uninstall] t

[OK].

The device is deleted.

4 Install the software (page 80).

A USB driver is also installed.

You cannot copy images.

Connect the camera and your computer correctly making a USB connection (page 82).

Follow the designated copy procedure for your OS (pages 82 and 95).

• When you shoot images with a “Memory Stick Duo” formatted by a computer, you may not be able to copy the images to a computer. Shoot using a “Memory Stick Duo” formatted by

your camera (page 62).

After making a USB connection, “Picture Motion Browser” does not start automatically.

Start “Media Check Tool” (page 88).

Make the USB connection after the computer is turned on (page 82).

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The image cannot be played back on a computer.

If you are using “Picture Motion Browser”, refer to the Help.

• Consult the computer or software manufacturer.

The image and sound are interrupted by noise when you view a movie on a computer.

You are playing back the movie directly from the internal memory or the “Memory Stick

Duo”. Copy the movie to the hard disk of your computer, then playback the movie from the

hard disk (page 81).

You cannot print an image.

Refer to the operation manual of the printer.

Images once copied to a computer cannot be viewed on the camera.

Copy them to a folder recognized by the camera, such as “101MSDCF” (page 86).

Follow the correct procedures (page 87).

Picture Motion Browser

Images are not displayed correctly with “Picture Motion Browser”.

• Make sure the folder of the images is registered in “Viewed folders”. If the images are not

displayed even if the folder is registered in “Viewed folders”, update the database (page 92).

You cannot find images imported with “Picture Motion Browser”.

• Look in the “My Pictures” folder.

If you have changed the default settings, refer to “Changing the “Folder to be imported”” on page 92 and check what folder is used for importing.

You want to change the “Folder to be imported”.

Access the “Import Settings” screen to change “Folder to be imported”. You can specify a different folder after using “Picture Motion Browser” to register it in “Viewed folders”

(page 92).

The date of all imported images is displayed differently from the shooting date on the calendar.

The date on the camera is not set correctly. Set the date and time correctly (page 73).

is displays on the screen.

• The recorded data is outdated, due to changing or deleting of the name of an image or a folder.

Select [Update Database] from the [Tools] menu, and execute.

Troubleshooting

“Memory Stick Duo”

Cannot insert a “Memory Stick Duo”.

Insert it in the correct direction.

Cannot format a “Memory Stick Duo”.

You are using the “Memory Stick Duo” with the write-protect switch, and the switch is set to

the LOCK position. Set the switch to the recording position (page 118).

You have formatted a “Memory Stick Duo” by mistake.

• All the data on the “Memory Stick Duo” is deleted by formatting. You cannot restore it. We recommend that you set the write-protect switch on the “Memory Stick Duo” to the LOCK

position to prevent accidental erasure (page 118).

Internal memory

Cannot playback or record images using the internal memory.

There is a “Memory Stick Duo” inserted in the camera. Remove it.

Cannot copy the data stored in the internal memory to a “Memory Stick Duo”.

• The “Memory Stick Duo” is full. Check the capacity (64 MB or more recommended).

Cannot copy the data on the “Memory Stick Duo” or the computer to the internal memory.

Data on a “Memory Stick Duo” or a computer cannot be copied to the internal memory.

Printing

Also see “PictBridge compliant printer” (as follows) in conjunction with the following items.

Images are printed with both edges cut off.

• Depending on your printer, the left, right, top, and bottom edges of the image may be cut off.

Especially when you print an image shot with the image size set to [16:9], the lateral end of the image may be cut off.

When printing images using your own printer, cancel the trimming or borderless settings.

Consult the printer manufacturer as to whether the printer provides these functions or not.

When having images printed at a digital print shop, ask the shop whether they can print the images without cutting off both edges.

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Cannot print images with the date.

Using “Picture Motion Browser”, you can print images with date (page 92).

• This camera does not have a feature for superimposing dates on images. However, because the images shot with the camera include information on the recording date, you can print images with the date superimposed if the printer or the software can recognize Exif information. For compatibility with Exif information, consult the manufacturer of the printer or the software.

• When you print images at a shop, images can be printed with the date if you ask them to do so.

PictBridge compliant printer

A connection cannot be established.

The camera cannot be connected directly to a printer that is not compliant with the PictBridge standard. Consult the printer manufacturer as to whether the printer is compliant with

PictBridge or not.

• Check that the printer is turned on and can be connected to the camera.

Set [USB Connect] to [PictBridge] (page 67).

Disconnect and connect the cable for multi-use terminal again. If an error message is indicated on the printer, refer to the operating instructions supplied with the printer.

Cannot print images.

Check that the camera and the printer are properly connected using the cable for multi-use terminal.

Turn on the printer. For further information, refer to the operating instructions supplied with the printer.

If you select [Exit] during printing, images may not be printed. Disconnect and connect the cable for multi-use terminal again. If you still cannot print your images, disconnect the cable for multi-use terminal, turn the printer off and then on, then connect the cable for multi-use terminal again.

• Movies cannot be printed.

• Images shot using cameras other than this camera or images modified with a computer may not be printed.

Printing is canceled.

Confirm that you have disconnected the cable for multi-use terminal before the

(PictBridge Connecting) mark disappears.

Cannot insert the date or print images in the index mode.

• The printer does not provide these functions. Consult the printer manufacturer as to whether the printer provides these functions or not.

• The date may not be inserted in the index mode depending on the printer. Consult the printer manufacturer.

Troubleshooting

“---- -- --” is printed on the date-inserted part of the image.

Images that do not have the recording data cannot be printed with the date inserted. Set [Date]

to [Off] and print the image again (page 99).

Cannot select the print size.

Consult the printer manufacturer as to whether the printer can provide the desired size.

Cannot print the image at the size selected.

• Disconnect the cable for multi-use terminal and reconnect it whenever you change the paper size after the printer has been connected to the camera.

• The print setting of the camera differs from that of the printer. Change the setting of either the

camera (page 99) or the printer.

Cannot operate the camera after canceling printing.

Wait for a while as the printer is carrying out the cancellation. It may take some time depending on the printer.

Others

The camera does not function with the lens portion extended.

• Do not attempt to force the lens that has stopped moving.

• Insert a charged battery, then turn on the camera again.

The lens gets fogged.

Moisture condensation has occurred. Turn off the camera and leave it for about an hour before using it.

The lens does not move when you turn off the camera.

• The battery pack is discharged. Replace it with a charged battery pack.

The camera becomes warm when you use it for a long time.

This is not a malfunction.

The Clock Set screen appears when you turn on the camera.

Set the date and time again (page 73).

You want to change the date or time.

Set the date and time again (page 73).

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Warning indicators and messages

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Self-diagnosis display

If a code starting with a letter of the alphabet appears, your camera has a selfdiagnosis display. The last two digits

(indicated by ss) will differ depending on the state of the camera.

If you are unable to solve the problem even after trying the following corrective actions a few times, your camera may need repair.

Contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility.

C:32:ss

• There is trouble with your camera’s hardware. Turn the power off and on again.

C:13:ss

• The camera cannot read or write data on the “Memory Stick Duo”. Try turning off and on the camera again, or taking out and inserting the “Memory Stick

Duo” several times.

• The internal memory has experienced a format error, or an unformatted

“Memory Stick Duo” is inserted.

Format the internal memory or the

“Memory Stick Duo” (pages 62, 65).

The inserted “Memory Stick Duo” cannot be used with your camera, or the data is damaged. Insert a new “Memory

Stick Duo”.

E:61:ss

E:62:ss

E:91:ss

A camera malfunction has occurred.

Initialize the camera (page 66), then

turn the power on again.

Messages

If the following messages appear, follow the instructions.

E

• The battery level is low. Charge the battery pack immediately. Depending on the conditions of use or the type of battery pack, the indicator may flash even though there are still 5 to 10 minutes of remaining battery time left.

For use with compatible battery only

• The battery inserted is not an NP-BG1 battery pack.

System error

• Turn the power off and then on again.

Internal memory error

Turn the power off and then on again.

Reinsert the Memory Stick

Insert the “Memory Stick Duo” correctly.

The inserted “Memory Stick Duo” cannot be used in your camera

(page 118).

• The “Memory Stick Duo” is damaged.

The terminal section of the “Memory

Stick Duo” is dirty.

Memory Stick type error

The inserted “Memory Stick Duo” cannot be used in your camera

(page 118).

Cannot access Memory Stick Access denied

You are using the “Memory Stick” with the access controlled.

Warning indicators and messages

Memory Stick formatting error

Internal memory formatting error

Format the media again (pages 62 and

65).

Memory Stick locked

• You are using the “Memory Stick Duo” with the write-protect switch, and the switch is set to the LOCK position. Set the switch to the recording position

(page 118).

No memory space in internal memory

No memory space on Memory Stick

• Delete unnecessary images or files

(page 34).

Read only memory

Your camera cannot record or delete images on this “Memory Stick Duo”.

No Images

• No images that can be played have been recorded in the internal memory.

• No images that can be played have been recorded in this folder.

• The selected folder does not contain a file that can be played in a Slide Show with music.

Folder error

• A folder with the same first three digit number already exists on the “Memory

Stick Duo” (for example: 123MSDCF and 123ABCDE). Select another folders, or create a new folder (pages

62, 63).

Cannot create more folders

The folder with a name beginning with

“999” exists on the “Memory Stick

Duo”. You cannot create any folders if this is the case.

File error

• An error occurred while the image was playing back.

Read only folder

• You have selected a folder that cannot be set as a recording folder on your

camera. Select another folder (page 63).

File protect

Release the protection (page 57).

Image size over

• You are playing back an image with size that cannot be played back on your camera.

Invalid operation

• You are trying to playback a file that is not compatible with the camera.

• You have selected a function that is not available for movies.

(Vibration warning indicator)

Camera shake may occur due to insufficient light. Use the flash, turn on the anti-blur function, or mount the camera on a tripod to secure the camera.

640(Fine) is not available

640(Fine) size movies can be recorded only using a “Memory Stick PRO Duo”.

Insert a “Memory Stick PRO Duo” or set the image size to a size other than

[640(Fine)].

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Warning indicators and messages

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Macro is invalid

The macro is unavailable under these

settings (pages 26, 30).

Flash settings cannot be changed

The flash is unavailable during these

settings (pages 26, 30).

Maximum images selected

You can select up to 100 images.

Remove the checkmark.

No enough battery

When copying a image recorded in the internal memory to the “Memory Stick

Duo”, use a fully charged battery.

Printer busy

Paper error

No Paper

Ink error

Low Ink

No Ink

• Check the printer.

Printer error

• Check the printer.

Check if the image you want to print is corrupted.

Music Error

Delete the Music file, or replace it with a normal Music file.

Execute [Format Music], then download a new Music files.

Format Music Error

Execute [Format Music].

Invalid operation

HD (1080i) output in progress...

You are trying to playback movies.

You are trying to [Retouch] function.

TV output in progress...

• The camera is playing back images in the Slide Show mode.

No red-eye detected

You may not be able to correct the redeye phenomenon depending on the image.

The data transmission to the printer may not be completed yet. Do not disconnect the cable for multi-use terminal.

Processing

• The printer is canceling the current print job. You cannot print until it is finished.

This may take time, depending on the printer.

Others

To use your camera abroad — Power sources

You can use your camera, the battery charger (supplied), and the AC-LS5K AC Adaptor (not supplied) in any country or region where the power supply is within 100 V to 240 V AC,

50/60 Hz.

Do not use an electronic transformer (travel converter), as this may cause a malfunction.

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On the “Memory Stick”

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A “Memory Stick” is a compact, portable

IC recording medium. 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” type

Memory Stick

(without MagicGate)

Memory Stick

(with MagicGate)

Memory Stick Duo

(without MagicGate)

Memory Stick Duo

(with MagicGate)

MagicGate Memory Stick

MagicGate Memory Stick

Duo

Memory Stick PRO

Memory Stick PRO Duo

Recording/

Playback

— a a*

— a*

1

1

*

2 a*

1

*

2

*

3

*

1

“Memory Stick Duo”, “MagicGate Memory

Stick Duo” and “Memory Stick PRO Duo” are equipped with MagicGate functions.

MagicGate is copyright protection technology that uses encryption technology. Data recording/playback that requires MagicGate functions cannot be performed with this camera.

*

2

Supports high-speed data transfer using a parallel interface.

*

3

640(Fine) size movies can be recorded.

• This product is compatible with “Memory Stick

Micro” (“M2”). “M2” is an abbreviation for

“Memory Stick Micro”.

• A “Memory Stick Duo” formatted with a computer is not guaranteed to operate with this camera.

• Data read/write speeds differ depending on the combination of the “Memory Stick Duo” and the equipment used.

Notes on using a “Memory Stick Duo”

(not supplied)

• You cannot record, edit or delete images if you slide the write-protect switch to LOCK with a fine-tipped object.

Terminal

Write-protect switch

Memo area

Some “Memory Stick Duo” cards do not have a write-protect switch. On “Memory

Stick Duo” with this switch, the position and shape may vary depending on the

“Memory Stick Duo”.

• 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 a 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 section 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.

On the “Memory Stick”

• Do not use or store 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 present

Notes on using the Memory Stick Duo

Adaptor (not supplied)

• To use 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 Adaptor is inserted facing the correct direction. Note that improper use may damage the equipment.

• Do not insert a Memory Stick Duo Adaptor into a “Memory Stick” compliant device without a

“Memory Stick Duo” attached. Doing so may result in malfunction of the unit.

Notes on using “Memory Stick PRO

Duo” (not supplied)

“Memory Stick PRO Duo” with a capacity up to

8 GB have been confirmed to operate properly with this camera.

Notes on using “Memory Stick Micro”

(not supplied)

• To use a “Memory Stick Micro” with this camera, be sure to insert the “Memory Stick

Micro” into an “M2” Adaptor as large as of Duo size. If you insert a “Memory Stick Micro” into the camera without an “M2” Adaptor as large as of Duo size, you might not be able to remove it from the camera.

• Do not leave the “Memory Stick Micro” within the reach of small children. They might accidentally swallow it.

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On the battery pack

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On charging the battery pack

We recommend charging the battery pack in an ambient temperature of between 10°C to 30°C

(50°F to 86°F). You may not be able to efficiently charge the battery pack outside of this temperature range.

Effective use of the battery pack

• Battery performance decreases in low temperature surroundings. So, the time that the battery pack can be used is shorter in cold places. We recommend the following to ensure longer battery pack use:

– Put the battery pack in a pocket close to your body to warm it up, and insert it in your camera immediately before you start shooting.

• The battery pack will run out quickly if you use the flash or zoom frequently.

• We recommend having spare battery packs handy for two or three times the expected shooting time, and making trial shots before taking the actual shots.

• Do not expose the battery pack to water. The battery pack is not water-resistant.

• Do not leave the battery pack in extremely hot places, such as in a car or under direct sunlight.

How to store the battery pack

• If the battery pack is not to be used for a long time, fully charge it and then fully use it up once a year on your camera before storing the battery pack in a dry, cool place. Repeat this charging and using up once a year to maintain the battery pack’s function.

• To use the battery pack up, leave your camera in

slide show (page 52) playback mode until the

power goes off.

• To prevent staining the terminal, shortcircuiting, etc., be sure to use a supplied battery case when carrying and storing.

On battery life

• The battery life is limited. Battery capacity decreases little by little as you use it more and more, and as time passes. If the battery operating time seems shortened considerably, a probable cause is that the battery pack has reached the end of its life. Buy a new battery pack.

• The battery life varies according to how it is stored and the operating conditions and environment in which each battery pack is used.

On the battery charger

On the battery charger

• Do not charge any other battery pack other than the NP-BG type battery packs in the battery charger supplied with your camera. Batteries other than the specified kind may leak, overheat, or explode if you attempt to charge them, posing a risk of injury from electrocution and burns.

• Remove the charged battery pack from the battery charger. If you leave the charged battery pack in the charger, battery life may be shortened.

• When the CHARGE lamp flashes, this may indicate a battery error or that a battery pack other than the specified type have been inserted.

Check that the battery pack is the specified type.

If the battery pack is the specified type, remove the battery pack, replace it with new one or another one and check if the battery charger operates correctly. If the battery charger operates correctly, a battery error may have occurred.

• If the battery charger is dirty, charging may not be performed successfully. Clean the battery charger with dry cloth, etc.

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Index

Index

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A

Adjusting EV ..................21, 44

AE/AF lock indicator .....24, 47

AF Illuminator ......................69

AF lock .................................47

AF Mode...............................70

AF range finder frame .......... 46

Aperture.................................. 9

Auto Adjustment mode ........24

Auto Focus ............................. 7

Auto Orientation................... 72

Auto Review......................... 72

B

B & W .................................. 43

Battery charger ...................121

Battery pack........................120

Beach mode ..........................29

Beep......................................66

Blur ......................................... 8

Burst ..................................... 42

C

Cable for multi-use terminal

........................... 75, 82, 99

Center AF .............................46

Center-weighted metering ....45

Change REC. Folder.............63

Clock Settings....................... 73

Cloudy .................................. 48

Color..................................... 10

Color Mode........................... 43

COMPONENT ..................... 67

Computer .............................. 78

Copying images.......81, 95

Macintosh ......................95

Recommended environment.............79, 95

Software ........................80

Viewing image files stored on a computer with your camera........................... 87

Windows....................... 78

Connecting

Computer ...................... 82

Printer ........................... 99

TV................................. 75

Contrast ................................ 50

Conversion Lens .................. 71

Copy..................................... 64

Copying images to your computer ....................... 81

Create REC. Folder.............. 62

Cross Filter........................... 56

D

Date........................ 73, 92, 100

Daylight ............................... 48

Delete ................................... 55

Format..................... 62, 65

Deleting images ................... 34

Digital Zoom........................ 70

DirectX................................. 79

DISP..................................... 20

Download Music.................. 94

DPOF ........................... 58, 101

DRO ..................................... 50

E

EV ........................................ 44

Exposure ................................ 9

Exposure Bracket................. 42

Extension ............................. 87

Extra High Sensitivity mode

...................................... 29

F

Face Detection ..................... 41

File name.............................. 86

File storage destination ........ 86

Fireworks mode.................... 29

Fisheye Lens......................... 56

Flash (Shooting) ................... 13

Flash (White Bal) ................. 49

Flash forced off .................... 26

Flash forced on ..................... 26

Flash Level ........................... 49

Flash mode ........................... 26

Fluorescent Light 1, 2, 3....... 48

Focus .......................... 7, 25, 46

Focus preset.......................... 47

Folder ................................... 59

Changing ....................... 63

Creating......................... 62

Selecting........................ 59

Format ............................ 62, 65

Format Music ....................... 94

Function Guide ..................... 66

G

Grid Line .............................. 69

H

High Sensitivity mode .......... 29

Histogram ....................... 20, 21

Holding the camera .............. 24

HOME .................................. 36

I

Identifying parts ................... 14

Image file storage destinations and file names ............... 86

Image quality.................. 11, 13

Image size....................... 11, 40

Incandescent ......................... 48

Index Display ....................... 52

Index screen.......................... 33

Indicator ............................... 16

Initialize................................ 66

Install .................................... 80

Index

Internal memory....................22

Internal Memory Tool...........65

ISO..............................9, 10, 44

J

JPG........................................86

L

Landscape mode ...................29

Language Setting ..................74

LCD backlight ......................20

LCD Screen ..........................20

M

Macintosh computer .............95

Recommended environment...................95

Macro....................................26

Main Settings 1 .....................66

Main Settings 2 .....................67

Manage Memory...................62

Manual Exposure mode ........31

Map View .............................91

Mass Storage.........................67

“Memory Stick Duo”..........118

Memory Stick Tool...............62

Menu

Items ..............................39

Shooting.........................40

Viewing .........................55

Metering Mode .....................45

Mode Dial .............................23

Monitor .................................70

MPG......................................86

Multi AF ...............................46

Multi Connector........75, 82, 99

Multi-pattern metering..........45

Music ....................................54

Music Tool............................94

Music Transfer................94, 96

N

Natural.................................. 43

NR slow shutter.................... 17

NTSC ................................... 68

O

Optical zoom .................. 25, 70

OS................................... 79, 95

Overexposure ......................... 9

P

PAL ...................................... 68

Partial Color ......................... 56

PC......................................... 78

PictBridge....................... 67, 98

Picture Motion Browser ....... 88

Pixel ..................................... 11

Playback zoom ..................... 32

Precision digital zoom.......... 70

Pressing halfway down .......... 7

Print ................................ 58, 97

Print order mark ................. 101

Printing at a shop................ 101

Printing directly.................... 98

Program Auto mode ............. 23

Protect .................................. 57

R

REC Mode............................ 42

Red Eye Correction .............. 57

Red Eye Reduction............... 49

Retouch ................................ 55

Rotate ................................... 59

S

Scene Selection .............. 28, 40

Screen

Changing the display .... 20

Indicator ........................ 16

LCD backlight............... 20

Select Folder .........................59

Self-diagnosis display.........114

Self-timer ..............................27

Sepia .....................................43

Settings .................................66

SETUP ..................................51

Sharpness ..............................50

Shooting................................40

Movies.....................24, 25

Still image .....................24

Shooting Settings 1...............69

Shooting Settings 2...............72

Shutter speed ..........................9

Single ....................................70

Single Image .........................52

Slide Show......................52, 55

Slow synchro ........................26

Smart zoom...........................70

Snow mode ...........................29

Soft Focus .............................55

Soft Snap mode.....................29

Software....................80, 88, 94

Spot AF.................................46

Spot metering........................45

Spot metering cross hairs......45

SteadyShot ............................51

T

Trimming ..............................56

Troubleshooting..................103

TV.........................................75

Twilight mode ......................29

Twilight Portrait mode .........29

U

Underexposure........................9

USB Connect ........................67

Using your camera abroad

.....................................117

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V

VGA ..................................... 12

Video Out .............................68

Viewing images .................... 32

Viewing menu ......................55

Vivid..................................... 43

Volume .................................32

W

Warning indicators and messages......................114

White Bal.............................. 48

Windows computer...............78

Recommended environment................... 79

Write-protect switch ...........118

Z

Zoom .................................... 25

Notes on the License

“C Library”, “Expat” and “zlib”, software are provided in your camera. We provide this software based on license agreements with their owners of copyright. Based on requests by the owners of copyright of these software applications, we have an obligation to inform you of the following.

Please read the following sections.

Read “license1.pdf” in the “License” folder on the CD-ROM. You will find licenses (in

English) of “C Library”, “Expat” and “zlib” software.

On GNU GPL/LGPL applied software

The software that is eligible for the following GNU General Public License

(hereinafter referred to as “GPL”) or GNU

Lesser General Public License (hereinafter referred to as “LGPL”) are included in the camera.

This informs you that you have a right to have access to, modify, and redistribute source code for these software programs under the conditions of the supplied GPL/

LGPL.

Source code is provided on the web. Use the following URL to download it.

http://www.sony.net/Products/Linux/

We would prefer you do not contact us about the contents of source code.

Read “license2.pdf” in the “License” folder on the CD-ROM. You will find licenses (in

English) of “GPL”, and “LGPL” software.

To view the PDF, Adobe Reader is needed.

If it is not installed on your computer, you can download it from the Adobe Systems web page: http://www.adobe.com/

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Additional information on this product and answers to frequently asked questions can be found at our

Customer Support Website.

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Key Features

  • Compact camera 6 MP CCD Silver
  • Image sensor size: 1/2.5"
  • Optical zoom: 3x Digital zoom: 6x
  • Video recording 640 x 480 pixels
  • Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH)

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