Basic Operations. Sony DSC-H3, cyber shot dsc h3b, cyber shot dsc h3s

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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.

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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

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Movie recording mode

Allows you to record movies with audio. t

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/ / / / /SCN: Scene Selection mode

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

You can select , , , in the menu when the mode dial is set to

SCN.

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

page 40)

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Shooting images easily (Auto Adjustment mode)

Mode dial

Shutter button

Macro button

DISP button

Flash button

Zoom button

MENU button

HOME 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, with your elbows pressed against your body to steady it.

Position the subject in the center of the focus frame.

3

Shoot with the shutter button.

When shooting still images:

1

Press and hold the shutter button halfway down to focus.

The z (AE/AF lock) indicator (green) flashes, a beep sounds, the indicator stops flashing and remains lit.

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 (1feet 7 3/4 inches) (W)/90 cm (2 feet 11 1/2 inches) (T).

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 flash slowly and the beep does not sound. In addition, the AF range finder frame disappears. Recompose the shot and focus again.

Focusing may be difficult in the following situations:

– It is dark and the subject is distant.

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

– The subject is seen through glass.

– The subject is moving quickly.

– There is reflective light or shiny surfaces.

– The subject is backlit or there is a flashing light.

W/T

Using the zoom

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

Pressing the button slightly zooms slowly and pressing the button fully down zooms fast.

• When the zoom scale exceeds 10×, the camera uses the Digital Zoom function.

For details on the [Digital Zoom] settings and the image quality, see page 71.

• 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

Flashes when there is insufficient light or backlight (default setting).

: Flash forced on

: Slow synchro (Flash forced on)

The shutter speed is slow in a dark place to clearly shoot the background that is out of flash light.

:

Flash forced off

• The flash automatically pops up and strobes when using the flash. Close the flash by hand after use.

• The flash strobes twice. The first flash adjusts 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. 2 cm or farther (13/16 inches or farther), T side: Approx. 90 cm or farther

(2 feet 11 1/2 inches or farther))

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

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

When you 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. The shutter is released

2 seconds after you press the shutter button, which reduces camera shake when the shutter button is pressed.

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Shooting still images (Scene Selection)

MENU button

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

Control button

Mode dial

Select the mode ( / / / / ) in the mode dial

1

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

2

Shoot with the shutter button.

Select the mode ( / / / ) in SCN

1

Select SCN with the mode dial.

2

Press MENU, and select from / / /

with b/B on the control button

(page 39).

3

Shoot with the shutter button.

• For details on the mode, see next page.

To cancel the Scene selection

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

Shooting still images (Scene Selection)

Scene Selection modes

The following modes are preset 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 and flowers, etc.

Advanced Sports

Shooting

Suitable for shooting scenes with fast movements such as sports.

• While the shutter is pressed halfway down, the movement of the subject is predicted and the focus will be adjusted.

Twilight Portrait*

Allows you to shoot sharp images of people with the night view in the background without compromising the atmosphere.

Landscape

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

Modes selected from the menu screen

Twilight*

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

Beach

Allows you to record the blue of the water clearly when shooting seaside or lakeside scenes.

Snow

Allows you to record clear images preventing sunken colors in snowy scenes or other places where the whole screen appears white.

Fireworks*

Allows you to record fireworks in all their splendor.

• If you shoot images with conversion lens (not supplied) you may not be able to record fire works in all splendor.

* When you shoot images using (Twilight Portrait), (Twilight) or (Fireworks) mode, the shutter speed becomes slower, and blurring is occur frequently, so 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.

( : you can select the desired setting)

Macro

Flash

Face Detection

Burst/Bracket

EV

White Bal

Red Eye

Reduction

SteadyShot

Self-timer

* —

* [Flash] for [White Bal] cannot be selected.

/

/

/

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 as follows:

– When the zoom is set fully to the W side, you can select an aperture F3.5 or F8.0.

– When the zoom is set fully to the T side, you can select an aperture F4.4 or F10.

• You can select a shutter speed from 30 to 1/2,000 seconds.

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

(page 45) on the screen. 0EV indicates the value judged as the most suitable by the camera.

3

Shoot with the shutter button.

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Shooting with the manual exposure

• To select a flash mode, shoot in Macro mode/self-timer mode, or change the screen display mode, press z to cancel Manual Exposure Shooting mode ([RETURN] changes to [SET] on the screen.).

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

• When the shutter speed is faster more than one second, the shutter speed is indicated by[”], for example,

[1”].

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

• When the shutter speed becomes slower than a certain speed, the NR slow shutter function is activated automatically to reduce image noise, and [NR] appears on the screen.

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

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

• 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 play back a movie. (Press z

again to stop playback.)

Press

B

to fast forward, b to rewind

. (Press z

to return to normal playback.)

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

to adjust the volume.

• Movies of image size [320] are displayed in a smaller size.

/

To view an enlarged image (playback zoom)

Press while displaying a still image.

To undo the zoom, press .

Adjust the position with v/V/b/B.

To cancel the playback zoom, press z.

To store enlarged images, see [Trimming] (page 58).

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Viewing images

To view 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.

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 images on the index screen increases.

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

Folder Selection bar

Deleting images

(Index) button

(Playback) button

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

Control button

1

Press

2

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

3

Select [Delete] with v on the control button.

4

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

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

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Deleting images

When you select [This Image]

You can delete the selected image.

Select [OK] with v, then press z.

When you select [Multiple Images]

You can select and delete multiple images simultaneously.

1

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

The 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]

You can delete all the images in a selected folder.

Select [OK] with v, then press z.

You can also delete all images in a folder after selecting [Multiple Images] on the index screen. Select the folder selection bar with b and attach a mark to the folder.

Learning the various functions – HOME/Menu

Using the HOME screen

The HOME screen is the gateway screen for all the functions of the camera, and can be called up regardless of the mode setting (shooting/viewing).

HOME button z button v/V/b/B button

Control 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 or viewing mode by pressing HOME again.

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Learning the various functions – HOME/Menu

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HOME items

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

Categories

Shooting*

View Images

Printing, Other

Manage Memory

Settings

Items

Shooting (page 23)

Single Image (page 53)

Index Display (page 53)

Slide Show (page 53)

Print (page 96)

Music Tool (page 91)

Download Music

Memory Tool

Memory Stick Tool (page 63)

Format

Change REC. Folder

Format Music

Shooting Settings

Shooting Settings 1 (page 70)

AF Illuminator

AF Mode

Conversion Lens

Shooting Settings 2 (page 73)

Auto Review

Clock Settings (page 74)

Create REC. Folder

Copy

Internal Memory Tool (page 66)

Format

Main settings

Main Settings 1 (page 67)

Beep

Initialize

Main Settings 2 (page 68)

USB Connect

Video Out

Function Guide

COMPONENT

Grid Line

Digital Zoom

Language Setting (page 75)

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

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 67).

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

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

2

Select a desired menu item with v/V on the control button.

• If the desired item is hidden, keep pressing v/V until the item appears on the screen.

3

Select a setting with b/B.

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

• Select an item in playback mode, and press z.

4

Press MENU to turn off the menu.

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Menu items

The available menu items vary depending on the mode setting (shooting/viewing), and the mode dial position in the shooting mode. Only the available items are displayed on the screen.

Mode dial position: P M Scene

( : available)

Shooting menu

(page 41)

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).

Viewing menu

(page 56)

(Delete)

(Retouch)

(Rotate)

(Slide Show)

(Protect)

(Print)

(Select Folder)

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Key Features

  • Bridge camera 8.1 MP CCD Black
  • Image sensor size: 1/2.5"
  • Optical zoom: 10x Digital zoom: 20x
  • ± 2EV (1/3EV step)
  • Video recording 640 x 480 pixels
  • Built-in microphone Voice recording PictBridge
  • Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

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