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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 92).

Illustrations of screens used in this section are based on the

English version.

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

Install the software (supplied) first (page 81)

Installing the software as follows:

“Picture Motion Browser”

“Music Transfer”

Copying images to your computer (page 84)

Copying images to your computer using “Picture Motion

Browser”.

Enjoying images using “Picture Motion Browser” and “Music

Transfer” as follows:

Viewing images saved on your computer

Editing images

Displaying the shooting locations of still images on maps

– online

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

– disc writing drive)

Printing or saving still images with the date

Adding/changing Music for slide show (using “Music

Transfer”)

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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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 SP4, Windows XP*

SP2/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 SP4, Windows XP*

SP2/Windows Vista*

CPU/Memory: Pentium III 500 MHz or faster, 256 MB of RAM or more

(Recommended: Pentium III 800 MHz or faster and 512 MB of RAM or more)

Hard Disk: Disk space required for installation— approximately 200 MB

Display: Screen resolution: 1,024 × 768 dots or more

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

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

Notes on connecting the 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 the camera, may not operate, depending on the types of USB devices you are using.

• Operations are not guaranteed when using a

USB hub.

• Connecting the camera using a USB interface that is compatible with Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0 compliant) allows advanced transfer (high speed transfer) as the 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 68.

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

Installing the software (supplied)

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

• Log on as Administrator.

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 the system environment of your computer.

6

Remove the CD-ROM after the installation is complete.

• Installing software as follows:

– Picture Motion Browser

– Music Transfer

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

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Installing the software (supplied)

After you install the software, the short cut icons for “Picture Motion Browser”, “Picture

Motion Browser Guide”, “Music Transfer” are created on the desktop.

Double-click to start “Picture Motion Browser”.

Double-click to start “Picture Motion Browser Guide”.

Double-click to start “Music Transfer”.

On 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”.

“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, refer to “Picture Motion Browser

Guide”.

To access “Picture Motion Browser Guide” from the Start menu, click [Start] t [All

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

[Picture Motion Browser Guide].

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.

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Copying images to your computer using the

“Picture Motion Browser”

Preparing the camera and the computer

Connecting the camera to your computer

2

To the multi connector

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).

• 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

1

To a USB jack

Cable for multi-use terminal

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

Access indicators*

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.

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

(page 68).

Copying images to your computer using the “Picture Motion Browser”

Copying images to a computer

1

Connects the camera to a computer as described

“Connecting the camera to your computer”.

After making a USB connection, the

[Import Media Files] screen of “Picture

Motion Browser” appears automatically.

Viewing images on your computer

When importing is complete, the “Picture

Motion Browser” starts. Thumbnails of the imported images are displayed.

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

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

For details, see the “Picture Motion

Browser Guide”.

• If you use the Memory Stick slot, refer to

page 88.

• In Windows XP/Vista, if the AutoPlay

Wizard appears, close it.

2

Import the images.

To start importing images, click the

[Import] button.

Example: Month display screen

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

• For details on the “Picture Motion

Browser”, refer to “Picture Motion Browser

Guide”.

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Copying images to your computer using the “Picture Motion Browser”

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To delete the USB connection

Perform the procedures from step 1 to 4 below before:

• 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.

Image file storage destinations and file names

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

Stick Duo” or the internal memory.

Example: viewing folders on Windows XP

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/

Vista.

A

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

B Folder containing image data recorded using the 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 this folder are available only for viewing.

• You cannot record/play back any images to the

“MISC” folder.

• Image files are named as follows:

– Still image files: DSC0ssss.JPG

– Movie files: MOV0ssss.MPG

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

Copying images to your computer using the “Picture Motion Browser”

• 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.

• For more information about folders, see pages

60 and 63.

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Copying images to a computer without “Picture

Motion Browser”

You can copy images to your computer without “Picture Motion Browser” 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 106.

For a computer without a Memory Stick slot

Make a USB connection and follow Stages to copy images.

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

Stick Duo”.

• The 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.

Copying images to a computer

-Windows XP/Vista

This section describes an example of copying images to a “My Documents” (For

Windows Vista: “Documents”).

1

Prepare the camera and a computer.

Perform the same procedure as

described in “Preparing the camera and the computer” on page 84.

2

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

Perform the same procedure as

described in “Connecting the camera to your computer” on page 84.

• If “Picture Motion Browser” is already installed, then [Import Media Files] is started on “Picture Motion Browser” but select [Cancel] to finish.

Copying images to a computer without “Picture Motion Browser”

3

Click [Open folder to view files]

t [OK](Only for Windows XP) as

the wizard screen appears automatically on the desktop.

6

Double-click the [My Documents]

(For Windows Vista:

“Documents”) folder. Then, rightclick on the “My Documents” window to display the menu and click [Paste].

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2

• When the wizard screen does not appear automatically, follow the procedure: t

“For Windows 2000” on page 89.

4

Double-click [DCIM].

5

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

• On the storage destination of the image

files, see page 86.

2

The image files are copied to the “My

Documents” (For Windows Vista:

“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 and then copy the image file. However, note

that if you change the file name (page 90),

you may not play back that image with the camera.

For Windows 2000

Double-click [My Computer] t

[Removable Disk] after Connecting the camera to your computer. Then, perform from step 4.

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Viewing image files stored on a computer with the camera copying to the “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”.

• Skip step 1 if the file name set with the camera has not been changed.

• You may not able to play back some images depending on the image size.

• Sony does not guarantee playback of image files on the camera if the files have been processed using a computer or recorded with another camera.

• When there are no folders in a “Memory Stick

Duo”, create a folder (page 63) with the camera

first, then copy the image files.

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.

Using the “Music Transfer” (supplied)

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

ROM (supplied). You can also 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 disk drive of your computer

• Music on CDs

• Preset-music saved on the 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 67), however, other

settings will also be reset.

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

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Using your Macintosh computer

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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 the 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 the camera, may not operate depending on the types of USB devices you are using.

• Operations are not guaranteed when using a

USB hub.

• Connecting the camera using a USB interface that is compatible with Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0 compliant) allows advanced transfer (high speed transfer) as the 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 68.

• When your computer resumes from the suspend or sleep mode, communication between the 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 “Preparing the camera and the computer” on page 84.

2

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

Perform the same procedure as

described in “Connecting the camera to your computer” on page 84.

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.

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.

To delete the USB connection

Drag and drop the drive icon or the icon of the “Memory Stick Duo” to the “Trash” icon beforehand when you perform the procedures listed below, or the camera is disconnected from the computer.

• 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.

Adding/Changing Music using

“Music Transfer”

You can change the Music files that are preset at the factory to the desired Music files. You can also 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 disk drive of your computer

• Music on CDs

• Preset-music saved on the 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 91.

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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Viewing “Cyber-shot Step-up Guide”

When you install “Cyber-shot Handbook”,

“Cyber-shot Step-up Guide” is also installed. “Cyber-shot Step up Guide” further introduces how to use the camera and optional accessories.

Viewing on Windows

Start from the shortcut icon on the desktop.

Viewing on Macintosh

1

Copy the [stepupguide] folder in the [stepupguide] folder to your computer.

2

Select [stepupguide], [language] and then [GB] folder stored in the

CD-ROM (supplied) and copy all the files in the [GB] folder, then write over them to the files in the

[img] folder stored in

[stepupguide] which is copied to your computer in the step 1.

3

After copying is complete, double-click “stepupguide.hqx” in the [stepupguide] folder to uncompress it, then double-click the generated file “stepupguide”.

• If an uncompress tool for HQX file is not installed, install the Stuffit Expander.

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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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