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3-091-477-11(1)

Getting started________________________

Shooting still images__________________

Digital Still Camera Viewing still images ___________________

Operating Instructions Deleting still images __________________


Before operating the unit, please read this manual thoroughly, and
retain it for future reference. Before advanced operations _____________

Owner’s Record Advanced still image shooting ___________


The model and serial numbers are located on the bottom. Record the
serial number in the space provided below. Refer to these numbers
whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product. Advanced still image viewing ____________
Model No. DSC-P100/P120
Still image editing ______________________
Serial No.
Still image printing _____________________
(PictBridge printer)
Enjoying movies _______________________

Enjoying images on your computer_________

Troubleshooting _______________________

Additional information___________________
DSC-P100/P120
Index _________________________________
© 2004 Sony Corporation
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moisture. only.
Note:
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comply with the limits for a Class B digital
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following two conditions: (1) This device cause harmful interference to radio or television
may not cause harmful interference, and reception, which can be determined by turning
This symbol is intended to alert (2) this device must accept any interference
the user to the presence of received, including interference that may the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged
uninsulated “dangerous cause undesired operation. to try to correct the interference by one or more of
voltage” within the product’s the following measures:
enclosure that may be of — Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
sufficient magnitude to — Increase the separation between the
constitute a risk of electric equipment and receiver.
shock to persons. — Connect the equipment into an outlet on a
circuit different from that to which the
This symbol is intended to alert receiver is connected.
the user to the presence of — Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/
important operating and TV technician for help.
maintenance (servicing)
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accompanying the appliance. the equipment in order to comply with the limits
for a digital device pursuant to Subpart B of Part
15 of FCC Rules.

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If the plug supplied with this equipment has a
For the Customers in the U.S.A. detachable fuse cover, be sure to attach the “Memory Stick” and battery
and Canada fuse cover after you change the fuse. Never pack
use the plug without the fuse cover. If you
RECYCLING LITHIUM-ION should lose the fuse cover, please contact your
BATTERIES nearest Sony service station.
Lithium-Ion batteries are
recyclable.
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you. with the limits sets out in the EMC Directive for THIS DEVICE COMPLIES WITH PART 15
using connection cables shorter than 3 meters OF THE FCC RULES. OPERATION IS
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rechargeable batteries, call toll free CONDITIONS:
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frequencies may influence the picture and sound (2) THIS DEVICE MUST ACCEPT ANY
Caution: Do not handle damaged or leaking of this camera. INTERFERENCE RECEIVED,
Lithium-Ion batteries. INCLUDING INTERFERENCE THAT MAY
Notice CAUSE UNDESIRED OPERATION.
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Adaptor for the customers in the application or disconnect and connect the
USB multi cable again.
the United Kingdom Notice
A moulded plug complying with BS 1363 is fitted Certain countries and regions may regulate
to this equipment for your safety and disposal of the battery used to power this product.
convenience. Please consult with your local authority.
Should the fuse in the plug supplied need to be
replaced, a fuse of the same rating as the supplied
one and approved by ASTA or BSI to BS 1362,
(i.e., marked with or mark) must be used.

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Read this first

Trial recording Do not shake or strike the camera Clean the flash surface before use
Before you record one-time events, you may want In addition to malfunctions and inability to record The heat of flash emission may cause dirt on the
to make a trial recording to make sure that the images, this may render the “Memory Stick” flash surface to become discolored or to stick to
camera is working correctly. unusable or image data breakdown, damage or the flash surface, resulting in insufficient light
loss may occur. emission.
No compensation for contents of the
recording LCD screen, LCD finder (only models Do not get the camera wet
Contents of the recording cannot be compensated with an LCD finder) and lens When taking pictures outdoors in the rain or
for if recording or playback is not possible due to • The LCD screen and the LCD finder are under similar conditions, be careful not to get the
a malfunction of your camera or recording media, manufactured using extremely high-precision camera wet. Water entering the inside of the
etc. technology so over 99.99% of the pixels are camera may cause malfunctions which in some
operational for effective use. However, there cases may not be repairable. If moisture
may be some tiny black points and/or bright condensation occurs, see page 115 and follow the
Back up recommendation
points (white, red, blue or green in color) that instructions on how to remove it before using the
To avoid the potential risk of data loss, always
constantly appear on the LCD screen and the camera.
copy (back up) data to a disk.
LCD finder. These points are normal in the
manufacturing process and do not affect the Do not expose the camera to sand or
Notes on image data compatibility recording in any way.
• This camera conforms with the Design rule for
dust
• Be careful when placing the camera near a Using the camera in sandy or dusty locations may
Camera File system universal standard window or outdoors. Exposing the LCD screen,
established by the JEITA (Japan Electronics cause malfunction.
the finder or the lens to direct sunlight for long
and Information Technology Industries periods may cause malfunctions.
Association). • Do not press the LCD screen hardly. The screen Do not aim the camera at the sun or
• Playback of images recorded with your camera may be uneven and that may cause a other bright light
on other equipment and playback of images malfunction. This may cause irrecoverable damage to your
recorded or edited with other equipment on • Images may be trailed on the LCD screen in a eyes. Or it may cause the malfunction of your
your camera are not guaranteed. cold location. This is not a malfunction. camera.

Precaution on copyright The power zoom lens Notes on the camera locations
Television programs, films, video tapes, and other This camera is equipped with a power zoom lens. Do not use the camera near a location that
materials may be copyrighted. Unauthorized Be careful not to bump the lens, and be careful generates strong radio wave or emits radiation.
recording of such materials may be contrary to not to apply force to it. The camera may not be able to record or play
the provision of the copyright laws. back properly.

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• Macintosh, Mac OS, QuickTime, iMac, iBook,
Carl Zeiss lens PowerBook, Power Mac and eMac are
This camera is equipped with a Carl Zeiss lens trademarks or registered trademarks of Apple
which is capable of reproducing sharp images Computer, Inc.
with excellent contrast. • Macromedia and Flash are trademarks or
The lens for this camera has been produced registered trademarks of Macromedia, Inc. in
under a quality assurance system certified by the United States and/or other countries.
Carl Zeiss in accordance with the quality • Intel, MMX, and Pentium are trademarks or
standards of Carl Zeiss in Germany. registered trademarks of Intel Corporation.
• In addition, system and product names used in
The pictures used in this manual this manual are, in general, trademarks or
registered trademarks of their respective
The photographs used as examples of pictures in
developers or manufacturers. However, the ™
this manual are reproduced images, and are not
or ® marks are not used in all cases in this
actual images shot using this camera.
manual.

Trademarks
• is a trademark of Sony
Corporation.
• “Memory Stick,” , “Memory Stick
PRO”, , “Memory Stick
Duo”, , “Memory Stick
PRO Duo”, ,
“MagicGate” and are
trademarks of Sony Corporation.
• “InfoLITHIUM” is a trademark of Sony
Corporation.
• Picture Package is a trademark of Sony
Corporation.
• Microsoft, Windows, WindowsMedia, and
DirectX are either registered trademarks or
trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the
United States and/or other countries.

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Table of contents
Read this first ............................................ 4 Shooting with manual shutter speed and
Viewing still images
Identifying the parts ................................. 8 aperture settings
Mode dial............................................ 10 Viewing images on the LCD screen of your — Manual Exposure .......................50
camera ............................................ 36 Adjusting the exposure
Getting started Viewing images on a TV screen............. 38 — EV adjustment ...........................53
Charging the battery pack ....................... 11 Displaying a histogram .......................54
Deleting still images
Using the AC adaptor ............................. 14 Selecting the metering method................55
Using your camera abroad ...................... 14 Deleting images ...................................... 40 Adjusting color tones
Turning on/off your camera .................... 15 Formatting a “Memory Stick” ................ 42 — White Balance ...........................56
How to use the control button................. 15 Adjusting the flash level
Before advanced operations — Flash Level ................................57
Setting the date and time......................... 16
How to setup and operate your camera .. 44 Shooting continuously.............................58
Shooting still images Changing the menu settings ............... 44 Shooting in Multi Burst mode
Inserting and removing a Changing the items in the SET UP — Multi Burst.................................59
“Memory Stick” ............................. 18 screen ............................................. 45 Shooting with special effects
Setting the still image size ...................... 19 Deciding the still image quality.............. 45 — Picture Effect .............................60
Image size and quality ............................ 20 Creating or selecting a folder ................. 46 Using the Cyber-shot Station ..................60
Basic still image shooting Creating a new folder ......................... 46
Changing the recording folder ........... 46 Advanced still image viewing
— Using auto adjustment mode ..... 22
Checking the last image you shot Selecting the folder and playing back
Advanced still image images
— Quick Review ............................ 24
Using the zoom feature....................... 24
shooting — Folder.........................................61
Shooting close-ups — Macro ............. 26 Choosing an auto focus method ............. 47 Enlarging a portion of a still image.........62
Using the self-timer ............................ 27 Choosing a focus range finder frame Enlarging an image
Selecting a flash mode........................ 28 — AF range finder ......................... 47 — Playback zoom...........................62
Shooting images with the finder......... 30 Choosing a focus operation Recording an enlarged image
Inserting the date and time on a still — AF Mode ................................... 48 — Trimming ...................................63
image .............................................. 31 Setting the distance to the subject Playing back successive images
Shooting according to scene conditions — Focus preset .............................. 49 — Slide Show.................................63
— Scene Selection.......................... 32
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Rotating still images
Enjoying images on your Additional information
— Rotate.........................................64
Playing back images shot in Multi Burst
computer Number of images that can be saved or
mode ...............................................64 Copying images to your computer shooting time.................................108
Playing back continuously ..................65 — For Windows users.................... 81 Menu items............................................109
Playing back frame by frame ..............65 Installing the USB driver.................... 82 SET UP items ........................................113
Connecting the camera to your Precautions ............................................115
Still image editing computer......................................... 83 On “Memory Stick” ..............................116
Copying images .................................. 84 On “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack .........117
Protecting images
Viewing the images on your Specifications ........................................118
— Protect........................................66
computer......................................... 86 The LCD screen ....................................120
Changing image size
Image file storage destinations and file
— Resize.........................................67 Index
Choosing images to print names.............................................. 86
Viewing image files once copied to a Index......................................................124
— Print (DPOF) mark ....................68
computer with your camera............ 88
Still image printing Installing “Picture Package”............... 88
(PictBridge printer) Copying images using
“Picture Package”........................... 90
Connecting to a PictBridge compliant Using “Picture Package” .................... 91
printer..............................................70 Copying images to your computer
Printing images........................................71 — For Macintosh users .................. 92
Printing index-images .............................73 Using “ImageMixer VCD2”............... 93
Enjoying movies Troubleshooting
Shooting movies......................................76 Troubleshooting ...................................... 95
Viewing movies on the LCD screen .......77 Warnings and messages........................ 105
Deleting movies ......................................78 Self-diagnosis display ........................... 107
Cutting movies ........................................79

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Identifying the parts

See the pages in parentheses for details of operation.

1 7
2 8
3 9
Attaching the strap

q;

4 qa

5
6 qs
A POWER button (15) K Lens
B Shutter button (23) L Speaker (bottom surface)
C Hook for wrist strap
D Flash (28) • Use a tripod with a screw length of less than
5.5 mm (7/32 inch). You will be unable to
E Multi connector (bottom surface)
firmly secure the camera to tripods having
F Tripod receptacle (bottom longer screws, and may damage the camera.
surface)
G POWER lamp (15)
H Finder window
I Self-timer lamp (27)/
AF illuminator (29, 113)
J Microphone
8
F Mode dial (10, 109)
1 6 G For shooting: Zoom (W/T) button
(24)
7 For viewing: / (Playback
zoom) button (62)/ (Index)
8 button (37)
H DC IN jack cover (11, 14)
2 I Battery/“Memory Stick” cover
J RESET button (95)
K Access lamp (18)
9
L DC IN jack (11, 14)
3 q; M Battery eject lever (11)
N (Image Size/Delete)
4 qa button (19, 40)
qs
5
qd
qf
A Finder (30) B LCD screen
Self-timer (27)/recording For details on the items on the LCD
lamp (red) (23) screen, see page 120 to 123.
C (Display/LCD on/off) button
AE/AF lock lamp (30)
(green) (23) D MENU button (44, 109)
/CHG lamp (orange) E Control button
(12, 28) Menu on: v/V/b/B/z (15)/
Menu off: / /7/ (28/27/24/26)
Mode dial “M”: Shutter speed/
aperture value (50)
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Mode dial

Before using your camera, set the desired SCN (Scene Selection)
mark on the mode dial to . You can shoot effective pictures according
to the scene (page 32). In addition, you can
set various shooting functions using menus
(pages 44 and 109).

SET UP (Set up)


You can change the settings of the camera
(pages 44 and 113).

(Auto adjustment mode) (Movie shooting)


The focus, exposure and white balance are You can shoot movies (page 76).
automatically adjusted to allow easy
shooting. The image quality is set to [Fine] (Playback/Edit)
(page 45). You can play back or edit recorded still
images and movies (pages 36 and 66).
P (Program auto shooting)
The shooting adjustments are made
automatically just as in the auto adjustment
mode, but you can also change the focus
and other adjustments as desired. In
addition, you can set various shooting
functions using menus (pages 44 and 109).

M (Manual exposure shooting)


You can manually adjust the aperture value
and the shutter speed (page 50). In addition,
you can set various shooting functions
using menus (pages 44 and 109).
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Getting started
Charging the battery pack

Getting started
Surface with the “InfoLITHIUM” logo DC IN jack cover

AC Adaptor

1 2 Battery eject lever 3 DC plug

, Open the battery/“Memory , Install the battery pack, then , Open the DC IN jack cover and
Stick” cover. close the battery/“Memory connect the AC Adaptor
Stick” cover. (supplied) to the DC IN jack of
Slide the cover in the direction of the arrow.
your camera.
Make sure the battery pack is firmly
• Be sure to turn off your camera when inserted all the way, then close the cover. Open the cover in the arrow direction as
charging the battery pack (page 15).
• Your camera operates with the illustrated above. Connect the DC plug with
“InfoLITHIUM” NP-FR1 battery pack (R type) Battery insertion slot the v mark facing the LCD screen side.
(supplied). You can use only R type battery Insert the battery pack so
pack (page 117). that tip of the v marks • Do not short the DC plug of the AC Adaptor
on the side of the battery with a metallic object, as this may cause
pack face the tip of the v malfunction.
mark on the battery • Clean the DC plug of the AC Adaptor with a
insertion slot. dry cotton bud. Do not use the dirty plug. Use
of the dirty plug may not properly charge the
• The battery pack is easily inserted by pushing battery pack.
the battery eject lever at the front of the battery
compartment toward the front of the camera.

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To remove the battery pack Battery remaining indicator
2 To wall outlet (wall socket) The battery remaining indicator on the LCD
screen shows the remaining shooting or
viewing time.

Remaining indicator

Power cord 60min


4 (mains lead)
Remaining time

, Connect the power cord (mains Battery eject lever


lead) to the AC Adaptor and to Open the battery/“Memory Stick” cover. • When you switch the LCD screen on/off, it
a wall outlet (wall socket). Slide the battery eject lever in the direction takes about one minute for the correct battery
of the arrow, and remove the battery pack. remaining time to appear.
The /CHG lamp lights up when charging • The displayed time remaining may not be
correct under certain circumstances or
begins, and goes off when charging is • Be careful not to drop the battery pack when
conditions.
completed. removing it.

Charging time
Approximate time to charge a completely
discharged battery pack using the AC
Adaptor at a temperature of 25°C (77°F).
/CHG lamp
Charging time
Battery pack
(min.)
• After charging the battery pack, disconnect the
AC Adaptor from the DC IN jack of your NP-FR1 (supplied) Approx. 200
camera.
• The charging time may become longer under
certain circumstances or conditions.

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Number of images and battery Shooting still images Shooting movies3)

Getting started
life that can be recorded/ Under the average conditions1) NP-FR1 (supplied)
viewed NP-FR1 (supplied) LCD screen LCD screen
Image
The tables show the approximate number of size LCD No. of Battery life On Off
images and the battery life that can be screen images (min.) Approx. Approx.
recorded/viewed when you shoot images in On Approx. 360 Approx. 180 160 min. 220 min.
5M
normal mode with a fully charged battery Off Approx. 500 Approx. 250 3)
Shooting movies continuously with the image
pack (supplied) at a temperature of 25°C VGA On Approx. 360 Approx. 180 size [160]
(77°F). The numbers of images that can be (E-Mail) Off Approx. 500 Approx. 250
recorded or viewed take into account 1) • The number of images and the battery life that
Shooting in the following situations:
can be recorded/viewed are decreased under the
changing the “Memory Stick” as necessary. – (P.Quality) is set to [Fine]
following conditions:
Note that the actual numbers may be less – Shooting one time every 30 seconds
– The surrounding temperature is low
– The zoom is switched alternately between
than indicated depending on the conditions – The flash is used
the W and T ends
of use. – The camera has been turned on and off many
– The flash strobes once every two times
• The battery capacity decreases as the number of times
– The power turns on and off once every ten
uses increases and over time (page 117). – The zoom is used frequently
times
– [LCD Backlight] is set to [Bright] in the SET
– [AF Mode] is set to [Single] in the SET UP
UP settings
settings
– [AF Mode] is set to [Monitor] in the SET UP
The measurement method is based on CIPA
settings
standard. (CIPA: Camera & Imaging Products
– The battery power is low
Association)

Viewing still images2)


NP-FR1 (supplied)
Image size No. of Battery life
images (min.)
5M Approx. 7200 Approx. 360
VGA (E-Mail) Approx. 7200 Approx. 360
2) Viewing single images in order at about three
second intervals

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Using the AC adaptor Using your camera
abroad
Power sources
DC IN jack cover 2 To wall outlet You can use your camera in any country or
(wall socket)
region with the AC Adaptor (supplied)
within 100 V to 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz. Use a
commercially available AC plug adaptor
[a], if necessary, depending on the design of
1
the wall outlet (wall socket) [b].
AC
Adaptor
Power cord AC-LS5/LS5B
1 DC plug 2 (mains lead)

, Open the DC IN jack cover and , Connect the power cord (mains
connect the AC Adaptor lead) to the AC Adaptor and • Do not use an electronic transformer (travel
(supplied) to the DC IN jack of then to a wall outlet (wall converter), as this may cause a malfunction.
your camera. socket).
Open the cover in the arrow direction as
• After using the AC Adaptor, disconnect it both
illustrated above. Connect the DC plug with from the DC IN jack of the camera and from a
the v mark facing the LCD screen side. wall outlet (wall socket).
• The set is not disconnected from the AC power
• Connect the AC Adaptor to an easily accessible source (mains) as long as it is connected to the
wall outlet (wall socket) close by. If any trouble wall outlet (wall socket) even if the set itself has
occurs while using the adaptor, immediately been turned off.
shut off the power by disconnecting the plug
from the wall outlet (wall socket).

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Turning on/off your camera How to use the
control button
Auto power-off function

Getting started
Camera
POWER lamp
If you do not operate the camera for about AF Mode:
Digital Zoom:
Single
Smart

three minutes during shooting or viewing or 1


Date/Time:
Red Eye Reduction:
Off
Off
POWER button 2 AF Illuminator: Auto
when performing SET UP, the camera turns Auto Review: Off
SELECT
POWER off automatically to prevent wearing down
the battery. The auto power-off function Setup 2
File Number:
only operates when the camera is operating USB Connect:
Video Out: OK
using a battery pack. The auto power-off 1
Clock Set: Cancel

function also will not operate in the


following circumstances.
• When viewing movies
, Press POWER. To change the current settings of the
• When playing back a slide show
camera, bring up the menu or the SET UP
The POWER lamp (green) lights up and the • When connecting the USB or A/V multi
screen (page 45), and use the control button
power is on. When you turn on your camera cable
to make the changes.
for the first time, the Clock Set screen To set a menu item, press v/V/b/B on the
appears (page 16). control button to select the desired item and
setting and make the setting. To set a SET
Turning off the power UP item, press v/V/b/B on the control
Press POWER again. The POWER lamp button to select the desired item and setting,
goes out, and the camera turns off. then press z to make the setting.
• Do not leave the camera with the lens
portion extended for a long period of
time with the power off or the AC
Adaptor removed, etc., as this may
cause malfunction.
• If you turn on the power when the mode dial is
set to , P, M, SCN or , or when you
push the RESET button, the lens portion
moves. Do not touch the lens portion while it is
operating.
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Setting the date and time

Mode dial Clock Set Clock Set


Y/M/D Y/M/D
M/D/Y M/D/Y
D/M/Y D/M/Y

2004 / 1 / 1 12 : 00 OK 2004 / 1 / 1 12 : 00 OK
AM AM
Cancel Cancel
POWER

POWER button
1 2 3
, Set the mode dial to . , Press POWER to turn on the , Select the desired date display
power. format with v/V on the control
• To change the date and time, set
the mode dial to SET UP, select button, then press z.
The POWER lamp (green) lights up and the
[Clock Set] in (Setup 2) (pages
2
Clock Set screen appears on the LCD Select from [Y/M/D] (year/month/day),
45 and 114), and perform the screen. [M/D/Y] (month/day/year) or [D/M/Y]
procedure from step 3. (day/month/year).

• You can also carry out this operation when the • If the rechargeable button battery (page 116),
mode dial is set to P, M, SCN, or . which provides the power for saving the time
data, ever becomes low, the Clock Set screen
will appear again. When this happens, reset the
date and time, by starting from step 3 above.

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Getting started
Clock Set Clock Set Clock Set
Y/M/D Y/M/D Y/M/D
M/D/Y M/D/Y M/D/Y
D/M/Y D/M/Y D/M/Y

2004 / 1 / 1 12 : 00 OK 2005 / 1 / 1 10 : 00 OK 2005 / 1 / 1 10 : 30 OK


AM AM AM
Cancel Cancel Cancel

4 5 6
, Select the year, month, day, , Set the numeric value with v/V , Select [OK] with B on the
hour or minute item you want on the control button, then control button, then press z.
to set with b/B on the control press z to enter it.
The date and time are entered and the clock
button. starts to keep time.
After entering the number, v/V moves to
The item to be set is indicated with v/V. the next item. Repeat steps 4 and 5 until
all of the items are set. • To cancel the date and time setting, select
[Cancel] with v/V/b/B on the control button,
then press z.
• If you selected [D/M/Y] in step 3, set the time
on a 24-hour cycle.
• Midnight is indicated as 12:00 AM, and noon
as 12:00 PM.

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Shooting still images
Inserting and removing a “Memory Stick”

Terminal side

1 2 Label side
3 Access lamp

, Open the battery/“Memory , Insert the “Memory Stick.” , Close the battery/“Memory
Stick” cover. Stick” cover.
Insert a “Memory Stick” all the way in until
Slide the cover in the direction of the arrow. it clicks as illustrated. To remove a “Memory Stick”
Open the battery/“Memory Stick” cover,
• For details on “Memory Stick,” see page 116. • Push the “Memory Stick” all of the way in so then push the “Memory Stick” to pop it out.
that it is securely seated in the connector. If the
“Memory Stick” is not inserted correctly, you
• Whenever the access lamp is lit, the
may not be able to record or display images
camera is recording or reading an
with the “Memory Stick.”
image. Never remove the “Memory
Stick” or turn off the power at this time.
The data may be corrupted.

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Setting the still image size

Mode dial
5M 5M 5M
3:2 3:2

Shooting still images


3M 3M
1M 1M 1M
VGA(E-Mail) VGA(E-Mail)
Image Size Image Size

1 2 3
, Set the mode dial to , and , Press (Image Size). , Select the desired image size
turn on the power. with v/V on the control button.
The Image Size setup appears.
The image size is set.
• You can also carry out this operation when the
• For details on the image size, see page 20. When the setting is complete, press
mode dial is set to P, M or SCN.
(Image Size) so that the Image Size setup
disappears from the LCD screen.

• The image size selected here is maintained even


when the power is turned off.

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Image size and quality

You can choose image size (number of Short description of the image size
pixels) and image quality (compression The following illustration shows a brief image using the maximum image size and the
ratio) based on the kind of images you want minimum one.
to shoot.
The image size is shown by the number of 2592 Display size: 5M
pixels (dots) (horizontal × vertical), which Image size: 5M
640 2592 pixels × 1944 pixels=5,038,848 pixels
compose an image. For example, a 5M

1944
(2592×1944) size image indicates that there

480
are 2592 pixels horizontally and 1944 Display size: VGA (E-Mail)
pixels vertically. The larger the number of Image size: VGA
pixels, the larger the image size. 640 pixels × 480 pixels=307,200 pixels
You can select from Fine (high quality) or
Standard image quality. Each uses a
different compression ratio. Examples based on the image size
When you select Fine, the image quality
Image size Usage guidelines
improves as the image size increases, but
the amount of recorded data also increases 5M1) (2592×1944) Larger • For saving important images, printing in A4 size or
and the number of images that can be printing A5 size high density images
3:22) (2592×1728)
recorded on a “Memory Stick” decreases.
3M (2048×1536)
Refer to the table on the right and choose
the image size and image quality 1M (1280×960) • For printing in postcard size
appropriate to the kind of images you want VGA (E-Mail) • For recording a larger number of images
to shoot. (640×480) Smaller • For attaching images to e-mail or creating home pages
1)
The factory setting is [5M]. It is the highest image quality on this camera.
2)
Images are recorded in the same 3:2 aspect ratio as photograph printing paper or postcards, etc.

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Examples based on the image quality • When images recorded using earlier Sony
models are played back on this camera, the
Image quality display may differ from the actual image size.
Usage guideline
(Compression ratio) • When the images are viewed on the LCD

Shooting still images


Low compression • For recording or printing with better image quality. screen of the camera, they all look the same
Fine (looks better) size.
• Number of shooting images can differ from
• For recording a larger number of images. these values according to shooting conditions.
Standard High compression
(normal) • When the number of remaining shooting
images is greater than 9,999, the “>9999”
indicator appears on the LCD screen.
The number of images that can be saved in a “Memory Stick”3) • You can resize the images later (Resize
function, see page 67).
The number of images that can be saved in Fine (Standard)4) mode are shown below.
(Units: number of images)
Capacity MSX- MSX-
16MB 32MB 64MB 128MB MSX-1G
Image size 256 512
6 12 25 51 92 188 384
5M
(11) (23) (48) (96) (174) (354) (723)
6 12 25 51 92 188 384
3:2
(11) (23) (48) (96) (174) (354) (723)
10 20 41 82 148 302 617
3M
(18) (37) (74) (149) (264) (537) (1097)
24 50 101 202 357 726 1482
1M
(46) (93) (187) (376) (649) (1320) (2694)
97 196 394 790 1428 2904 5928
VGA (E-Mail)
(243) (491) (985) (1975) (3571) (7261) (14821)
3)
When [REC Mode] is set to [Normal].
For the number of images that can be saved in other modes, see page 108.
4)
For more information about the image quality (compression ratio), see page 45.

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Basic still image shooting — Using auto adjustment mode

Holding the camera correctly


Mode dial

1 2
, Set the mode dial to , and , Hold the camera steadily with
turn on the power. both hands and position the
When shooting pictures with the camera, be
subject in the center of the
• The lens cover opens when the power is turned focus frame.
careful so that your fingers do not block the on.
lens portion, finder window, flash emitter or • Do not touch the lens portion while it is
speaker (page 8). operating, such as when you press POWER to • The minimum focal distance to a subject is
turn on the power or when the zoom function is approx. 50 cm (19 3/4 inches). To shoot
working (page 24). subjects at distances closer than this, use the
• This camera can create new folders and select close-ups (Macro) mode (page 26).
folders to be stored in the “Memory Stick” • The frame indicated on the LCD screen shows
(page 46). the focus adjustment range (AF range finder,
page 47).

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Auto Focus
60min VGA FINE 101 60min VGA 101
96 95 When you try to shoot a subject that is
difficult to focus on, the AE/AF lock

Shooting still images


indicator changes to flashing slowly. In
addition, the AE locked beep does not
sound.
S AF 30 F2.8 S AF The Auto Focus function may have
AE/AF lock indicator difficulty working under the following
flashes green t conditions. In such cases, release the shutter
3 Light up 4 button, then recompose the shot and focus
again.
, Press and hold the shutter , Press the shutter button fully • The subject is distant from the camera
button halfway down. down. and dark.
• The contrast between the subject and its
The beep sounds but the image is not yet The shutter sounds. The image will be background is poor.
recorded. When the AE/AF lock indicator recorded in the “Memory Stick.” When the • The subject is seen through glass, such as
changes from flashing to steadily lit, the recording lamp (page 9) goes out, you can a window.
camera is ready for shooting. shoot the next image. • A fast-moving subject.
(The LCD screen may be frozen for a split • The subject reflects or has a lustrous
second depending on the subject.) • When operating the camera using a battery finish, such as a mirror or a luminous
pack, if you do not operate the camera for a
body.
• If you release the shutter button, shooting will while during recording or playback, the camera
turns off automatically to prevent wearing • A flashing subject.
be canceled.
down the battery (page 15). • A backlit subject.
• You can continue and shoot even when the
camera does not beep, but in this case the focus
is not set properly. There are two Auto Focus functions: “AF
range finder frame” which sets the focus
position according to the subject position
and size, and “AF mode” which sets the
focus start/finish timing. See page 47 for
details.
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Checking the last image you Using the zoom feature
shot — Quick Review
Zoom
60min VGA W (wide-angle) T (telephoto)
101 8/8
60min 60min
Your camera is equipped with zoom
Review VGA 101
96
VGA 101
96
W
1.1
T W
5.0
T
functions that enlarge the image using
optical zoom and two types of digital
S AF S AF processing. Digital zoom can be selected
101-0029 2005 1 1 10:30PM from smart zoom or precision digital zoom.
RETURN
When digital zoom is set, the zoom method
switches from optical zoom to digital zoom
when the zoom scale exceeds 3×.
To use only the optical zoom, set [Digital
Zoom] to [Off] in the SET UP settings
, Press b (7) on the control , Press the zoom buttons to
(page 113). In this case, the digital zoom
button. choose the desired zoom area does not appear in the zoom scale
position for shooting. display bar on the LCD screen, and the
To return to the normal shooting mode,
press lightly on the shutter button or press b maximum zoom is 3×. The enlargement
(7) again. The minimum focal distance to the method and the zoom scale differ according
subject to the image size and the zoom type, so
To delete the image displayed on the Approx. 50 cm (19 3/4 inches) from the select the zoom to match the shooting
LCD screen lens surface purpose.
When you press the zoom button, the zoom
1 Press (Delete). • The lens portion moves during zoom operation. scaling indicator appears on the LCD screen
2 Select [Delete] with v on the control Do not touch the lens portion while it is as follows.
button, then press z. operating.
• You cannot change the zoom scale while
The image is deleted. shooting movie (page 76).

• The image may appear rough right after


playback starts due to the image processing.

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The W side of this line is optical zoom When you purchase your camera, it is set to Precision digital zoom
area, and the T side is digital zoom area smart zoom.
The maximum zoom scale depends on the

Shooting still images


selected image size as follows.
Zoom Image size Maximum zoom scale
scaling Optical zoom Precision digital
indicator
3M 3.8×
zoom
1M 6.1×
All image sizes are enlarged up to a
VGA (E-Mail) 12×
maximum 6×. This function cuts out and
• The zoom scaling indicator differs according to Smart zoom cannot be used when enlarges a certain portion of the image, so
the zoom type. the image size is set to [5M] or [3:2], the image quality deteriorates. To set
– Optical zoom: so set a different image size. When precision digital zoom, set [Digital Zoom]
– Smart zoom: you purchase your camera, the to [Precision] in the SET UP settings
– Precision digital zoom: image size is set to [5M].
• The AF range finder frame does not appear (page 113).
when using the digital zoom. The or
• When using the smart zoom, the image on the
indicators flashes, and AF operates with
LCD screen may look rough. However, this
priority on subjects located near the center.
phenomenon has no effect on the recorded
image.
Smart zoom • You cannot use the smart zoom in the Multi
Burst mode.
m

Optical zoom Smart zoom


The image is enlarged with almost no
distortion. This lets you use smart zoom
with the same feeling as optical zoom. To
set smart zoom, set [Digital Zoom] to
[Smart] in the SET UP settings (page 113).
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Shooting close-ups — Macro

60min VGA 101 60min VGA 101


96 95

S AF S AF

1 2
The close-ups (Macro) recording mode is , Set the mode dial to , and , Center the subject in the frame.
used when zooming up subjects such as press B ( ) on the control Press and hold the shutter
flowers or insects. Setting the zoom all the button. button halfway down to focus
way to the W side lets you shoot subjects at
on, then press the shutter
distances as close as 6 cm (2 3/8 inches). The (Macro) indicator appears on the
However, the minimum focus distance LCD screen. button fully down.
varies according to the zoom position. To return to normal recording mode
Therefore, shooting with the zoom set all • If the menu is currently displayed, press MENU
Press B ( ) on the control button again.
the way to the W side is recommended. first so that the menu disappears.
• You can also carry out this operation when the The indicator disappears from the LCD
When the zoom is set all the way to mode dial is set to P, M or SCN (other than screen.
the W side: (Twilight mode), (Landscape mode),
Approx. 6 cm (2 3/8 inches) from the lens (Fireworks mode) or (Candle mode),
page 35) or .
surface

When the zoom is set all the way to


the T side:
Approx. 30 cm (11 7/8 inches) from the
lens surface

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Using the self-timer

• When shooting in the close-ups (Macro) mode,


use the LCD screen. If you shoot using the 60min VGA 101 60min VGA FINE 101
96 96
finder, the range you can see through the finder
may differ from the actual recording range.

Shooting still images


This is due to parallax.
• When shooting in close-ups (Macro) mode, the
in-focus range becomes extremely narrow, and
the entire subject may not be in focus. S AF S AF 30 F2.8

• When shooting in close-ups (Macro) mode, the


AF speed drops in order to focus accurately on
close subjects.
1 2
, Set the mode dial to , and , Center the subject in the frame.
press V ( ) on the control Press and hold the shutter
button. button halfway down to focus
on, then press the shutter
The (self-timer) indicator appears on the
screen. button fully down.
The self-timer lamp (page 8) flashes and a
• If the menu is currently displayed, press MENU
beep sounds after you press the shutter
first so that the menu disappears.
• You can also carry out this operation when the button until the shutter operates
mode dial is set to P, M, SCN or . (approximately 10 seconds later).

To cancel the self-timer in the middle


of the operation
Press V ( ) on the control button again.
The indicator disappears from the LCD
screen.

• If you press the shutter button while standing in


front of the camera, the focus and the exposure
may not be correctly set.
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Selecting a flash mode

• If the menu is currently displayed, press MENU Shooting images against a


60min VGA 101 first so that the menu disappears.
96
• You can also carry out this operation when the
light source
mode dial is set to P, M or SCN (other than In auto adjustment mode, shooting against a
(Twilight mode), (Twilight portrait mode), light source automatically strobes even
(Fireworks mode) or (Candle mode)). when there is enough light around the
• The recommended shooting distance using the
S AF
subject (Daylight synchro).
flash is approx. 0.2 m to 3.5 m (7 7/8 inches to
11 feet 5 3/4 inches) (W)/0.3 m to 2.5 m (11 7/8
inches to 8 feet 2 3/8 inches) (T) (When [ISO] Before strobed
is set to [Auto] in the menu settings).
• The flash strobes twice. The first time is the
pre-flash which is used to adjust the flash light
, Set the mode dial to , and quantity, and the second time is the actual flash
press v ( ) on the control during which the image is recorded.
• You can change the brightness of the flash with
button repeatedly to select a (Flash Level) in the menu settings
flash mode. (page 57). (You cannot change the brightness of
the flash while the mode dial is set to .) When strobed
Each time you press v ( ), the indicator • When using the SL (Slow synchro) or (No
changes as follows. flash) mode, the shutter speed becomes slower
No indicator (Auto): The flash in dark places, so using a tripod is
recommended.
automatically strobes when shooting
• While charging the flash, the /CHG lamp
images in a dark place or against a light flashes. After the charging is complete, the
source. The factory setting is Auto. lamp goes out.
(Forced flash): The flash strobes • This setting is maintained even when the power
regardless of the surrounding brightness. is turned off.
• Daylight synchro may not produce the desired
SL (Slow synchro): The flash strobes
effects depending on shooting conditions.
regardless of the surrounding brightness. • When you do not want to use the flash, set the
The shutter speed is slow in a dark place, so flash mode to (No flash).
you can clearly shoot the background that is
out of flash light.
(No flash): The flash does not strobe.
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To prevent subjects’ eyes from Shooting images with the AF • The AF range finder frame does not appear.
The or indicators flashes, and AF
appearing red illuminator operates with priority on subjects located near
Set [Red Eye Reduction] to [On] in the SET The AF illuminator is fill light to focus the center.

Shooting still images


UP settings (page 113). The indicator more easily on a subject in dark • The AF illuminator does not operate when SCN
appears on the LCD screen, and the flash surroundings. The ON appears on the LCD is set to (Twilight mode), (Landscape
mode) or (Fireworks mode) in the menu
pre-strobes before shooting to reduce the screen and the AF illuminator emits red
settings.
red-eye phenomenon. light when the shutter button is pressed • The AF illuminator emits very bright light.
halfway until the focus is locked. Although there are no problems with safety,
60min VGA FINE 101
directly looking into the AF illuminator emitter
96 at close range is not recommended.
ON

m S AF 30 F2.8

When this function is not needed, set [AF


Illuminator] to [Off] in the SET UP settings
(page 113).

• If AF illuminator light does not reach the


• Red-eye reduction may not produce the desired subject sufficiently or the subject has no
effects depending on individual differences, the contrast, focus will not be achieved. (A distance
distance to the subject, if the subject does not up to approximately 3.5 m (11 feet 5 3/4
see the pre-strobe, or other conditions. inches) (W)/2.5 m (8 feet 2 3/8 inches) (T) is
• When [Red Eye Reduction] is set to [On], the recommended.)
flash is strobed twice or more. • Focus is achieved as long as AF illuminator
light reaches the subject, even if the light is
slightly off the center of the subject.
• When the focus preset distance is set (page 49),
the AF illuminator does not function.

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Shooting images with the finder

Histogram on • The image through the finder does not indicate


(Image information can also be displayed during the actual recordable range. This is due to
Finder playback.) parallax. To confirm the recordable range, use
60min VGA 101 the LCD screen.
96
• Just as with the AE/AF lock indicator on the
LCD screen, when the AE/AF lock lamp of the
finder section stops flashing and remains on,
you can start shooting (page 23).
• When the LCD screen is turned off:
S AF
– The digital zoom does not function (page 25).
– [AF Mode] is set to [Single] (page 48).
r
– If you press (Flash mode)/ (Self-timer)/
Indicators off
(Macro), the image will be displayed on
The finder is convenient when you want to the LCD screen for approximately two
save battery power, or when it is difficult to seconds so you can check or change the
confirm the image using the LCD screen. setting.
Each time you press , the display • When shooting/viewing movies, the status of
the LCD screen changes as follows: Indicators
changes in the following order.
off t LCD screen off t Indicators on
S AF
• For a detailed description of the indicators, see
r page 120.
• For a detailed description of the histogram, see
LCD screen off page 54.
r • This setting is maintained even when the power
Indicators on is turned off.
60min VGA 101
96

S AF

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Inserting the date and time on a still image

Camera Camera Camera


AF Mode: Single AF Mode: Day&Time AF Mode: Single
Digital Zoom: Smart Digital Zoom: Date Digital Zoom: Smart

Shooting still images


Date/Time: Off Date/Time: Off Date/Time: Day&Time
1 1 1
Red Eye Reduction: Off Red Eye Reduction: Red Eye Reduction: Off
2 AF Illuminator: Auto 2 AF Illuminator: 2 AF Illuminator: Auto
Auto Review: Off Auto Review: Auto Review: Off
SELECT PAGE SELECT

1 2 3
, Set the mode dial to SET UP. , Select (Camera) with v on , Select the date and time setting
the control button, then press with v/V on the control button,
The SET UP screen appears.
B. then press z.
• The date and time is not inserted in Multi Burst Select [Date/Time] with v/V,
Day&Time: Superimposes the date, hour,
mode. then press B.
• When images are shot with the date and time and minute onto the image.
superimposed, the date and time cannot be Date: Superimposes the year, month and
removed later. day onto the image.
• The date and time do not appear on the LCD Off: Does not superimpose the date and
screen during shooting, instead, indicator time onto the image.
appears on the LCD screen. The actual date and
time appear in red on the lower-right corner After the setting has been completed, set the
during playback only. mode dial to , and shoot the image.

• You can also shoot with the mode dial set to P,


M or SCN.
• If you select [Date], the date is superimposed
onto the image in the order selected in “Setting
the date and time” (page 16).
• This setting is maintained even when the power
is turned off.
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Shooting according to scene conditions — Scene Selection

You can shoot more effectively by selecting Twilight portrait mode Soft snap mode
the appropriate mode and then pressing the Suitable for shooting portraits in dark This mode lets you shoot skin colors in
shutter button. places. Allows you to shoot sharp images of brighter and warmer tones for more
people in dark places without losing the beautiful pictures. In addition, the soft focus
Twilight mode dark atmosphere of the surroundings. The effect creates a gentle atmosphere for
Allows you to shoot night scenes at far shutter speed becomes slower, so using a portraits of people, flowers, etc.
distance without losing the dark atmosphere tripod is recommended.
of the surroundings. The shutter speed
becomes slower, so using a tripod is
recommended.

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

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Snow mode High-speed shutter mode Candle mode
When shooting snowy scenes or other Use this mode to shoot moving subjects You can record parties, candle services and
places where the whole screen appears outdoors or in other bright places. other candlelit scenes without spoiling the
white, use this mode to prevent sunken candlelight atmosphere. The shutter speed

Shooting still images


colors and record clear images. becomes slower, so using a tripod is
recommended.

• The shutter speed becomes faster, so images


shot in dark places become darker.

Fireworks mode
Beach mode You can record fireworks in all their
When shooting seaside or lakeside scenes, splendor. The focus distance is set to
the blue of the water is clearly recorded. infinity and the shutter speed becomes
slower, so using a tripod is recommended.

• You can change the shutter speed by setting an


EV adjustment value (page 53).

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Scene Scene
SCN WB ISO SCN WB ISO

MENU
1 2
, Set the mode dial to SCN, then , Select SCN (Scene) with b on
press MENU. the control button, then select
the desired mode with v/V.
The menu appears.

To return to normal mode


Set the mode dial to a different mode.

• The setting is maintained even when the power


is turned off.

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Shooting with Scene Selection NR slow shutter
When shooting with the Scene Selection function, the combination of functions such as the The NR slow shutter function reduces noise
flash mode is predetermined to make the optimum settings to match the scene. See the table from recorded images, providing clear

Shooting still images


below for the function setting of each shooting mode. images. When the shutter speed is 1/6
Function second or slower, the camera automatically
AF range
Flash Focus White Burst/Multi activates the NR slow shutter function and
Macro finder
Shooting mode preset balance Burst “NR” is indicated next to the shutter speed
mode frame
indicator.
— a a —
a SL a a Auto/ WB — Press the shutter button
fully down.
— / a a a

a a a a a a

a / a a a a r
a a a a a Then the screen turns
/
black.
Capturing
a / a a a a
— — —
0.5m/1.0m/ r
— Center AF —
3.0m/7.0m Finally, when
“Processing” disappears,
Processing
the image has been
• a indicates that the function can be set to your preference.
recorded.

• To eliminate the effects of vibration, use of a


tripod is recommended.
• When you set a slow shutter speed, the
processing may take some time.

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Viewing images on the LCD screen of your Viewing single images
camera
60min VGA
Single screen Index screen 101 8/9

60min VGA
101 8/9

101-0008 2005 1 1 10:30PM


BACK/NEXT VOLUME

101-0008 2005 1 1 10:30PM


BACK/NEXT VOLUME • SINGLE DISPLAY

1
You can view images shot with your camera Index screen , Set the mode dial to , and
almost immediately on the LCD screen. Nine images are displayed simultaneously turn on the power.
You can select the following two methods in separate panels on the LCD screen.
for viewing images. The last image in the selected recording
• For details on viewing movies, see page 77. folder (page 61) appears on the LCD
Single screen • For a detailed description of the indicators, see screen.
You can view one image at a time, page 122.
displayed over the entire screen. • The image may appear rough right after
playback starts due to the image processing.

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Viewing an index screen

60min VGA
101 3/9

Viewing still images


101-0003 2005 1 1 10:30PM • SINGLE DISPLAY • SINGLE DISPLAY
BACK/NEXT VOLUME

2 1 2
, Select the desired still image , Press (index) once. , Select the desired still image
with b/B on the control button. with v/V/b/B on the control
The display switches to the index screen.
button.
b : To display the preceding image
B : To display the next image To display the next (previous) index The image in the yellow frame is selected.
screen
Press v/V/b/B on the control button to To return to the single-image screen
move the yellow frame up/down/left/right. Press the zoom T or press z on the control
button.

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Viewing images on a TV screen

60min VGA
101 2/9

101-0002 2005 1 1 10:30PM


BACK/NEXT VOLUME

To multi connector

1 A/V multi cable 2 TV/Video switch


3
, Connect the A/V multi cable , Turn on the TV and set the TV/ , Set the mode dial to , and
(supplied) to the multi Video switch to “Video”. turn on the camera.
connector of the camera and
Press b/B on the control button to select the
the audio/video input jacks of • The name and location of this switch may differ
depending on your TV. For details, see the desired image.
the TV. operating instructions supplied with the TV.
• When using your camera abroad, it may be
Place the camera with the LCD screen necessary to switch the video output signal to
facing upwards. If your TV has stereo input match that of your TV system (page 114).
jacks, connect the audio plug (black) of the
A/V multi cable to the left audio jack.

• Turn off both your camera and the TV before


connecting the camera and the TV with the A/V
multi cable.

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Viewing images on a TV screen PAL-M system
If you want to view images on a TV screen, Brazil
you need a TV with a video input jack and
the A/V multi cable (supplied). PAL-N system
The color system of the TV must match that Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay
of your digital still camera. Check the

Viewing still images


following lists: SECAM system
Bulgaria, France, Guiana, Iran, Iraq,
NTSC system Monaco, Russia, Ukraine, etc.
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.

39
Deleting images

60min VGA 60min VGA 60min VGA


101 2/9 101 2/9 101 2/9

Delete Delete
101-0002 2005 1 1 10:30PM Exit Exit
BACK/NEXT VOLUME BACK/NEXT BACK/NEXT

1 2 3
, Set the mode dial to , and , Press (Delete). , Select [Delete] with v on the
turn on the camera. control button, then press z.
The image has not yet been deleted at this
Press b/B on the control point. The message “Access” appears, and the
button to select the image you image has been deleted.
want to delete. • You cannot delete the protected image
(page 66).
To continue and delete other images
• Note that you cannot restore deleted images. Display the image to be deleted with b/B
on the control button. Then, select [Delete]
with v and press z.

To cancel deleting
Select [Exit] with V on the control button,
then press z.

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Deleting images in index mode

Delete Delete
Exit Select All In This Folder Exit Select All In This Folder SELECT TO NEXT

Deleting still images


1 2 3
, While an index screen , Select [Select] with b/B on the , Select an image you want to
(page 37) is displayed, press control button, then press z. delete with v/V/b/B on the
(Delete). control button, then press z.
The (Delete) indicator appears on the
• Note that you cannot restore deleted images.
selected image. At this point, the image has
not yet been deleted. Repeat this step for all
of the images you want to delete.

• To cancel a selection, select the image, then


press z on the control button again so that the
indicator disappears.

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Formatting a
“Memory Stick”
To delete all the images in the folder
Select [All In This Folder] with B on the
control button in step 2, then press z.
Select [OK], then press z. All of the
unprotected images in the folder are
deleted. To cancel deleting, select [Cancel],
Delete Exit OK
then press z.

4 1
, Press (Delete) and select , Insert the “Memory Stick” you
[OK] with B on the control want to format into the camera.
button, then press z.
• The term “formatting” means preparing a
The message “Access” appears, and the “Memory Stick” to record images; this process
images with the indicator have been is also called “initialization.”
deleted. • The “Memory Stick” supplied with your
camera and commercially available “Memory
Stick” are already formatted, and can be used
To cancel deleting immediately.
Select [Exit] with b on the control button, • When you format a “Memory Stick,” be
then press z. aware that all data in the “Memory
Stick” will be permanently erased.
Protected images are also erased.

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Memory Stick Tool 60min

Format: OK Format
Create REC. folder: Cancel
POWER
Change REC. folder:
1 All data will be erased
2 Ready?
OK
Cancel

Deleting still images


2 3 4
, Set the mode dial to SET UP, , Select (Memory Stick Tool) , Select [OK] with v on the
and turn on the power. with v/V on the control button. control button, then press z.
Select [Format] with B, then
The message “Formatting” appears. When
press B. this message disappears, the format is
Select [OK] with v, then press complete.
z.

To cancel the formatting


Select [Cancel] with V on the control
button, then press z.

43
Before advanced operations
Changing the menu settings When the v mark appears at the
How to setup and top or the V mark appears at the
a Set the mode dial to , P, M,
operate your camera SCN, or .
bottom of an item
There are items that are not displayed on the
The usage of the menus and SET UP screen b Press MENU. screen. Press v/V on the control button to
items is described below. display these items.
The menu appears.
Mode dial To turn off the menu display
Press MENU again.
0EV 0EV
EV
WB ISO
• You cannot select items displayed in gray.
• For a detailed description of the menu items,
• The displayed items differ according to the see page 109.
mode dial position.

c Press b/B on the control


button to select the item you
want to set.
MENU Control button
400
200
• For a detailed description of the mode dial, see 100
page 10. Auto
ISO
WB ISO

• When the mode dial is set to , press z on


the control button after selecting the item.

d Press v/V on the control


button to select the desired
setting.
The selected setting is enlarged and the
setting is entered.

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Changing the items in the c Select (P. Quality) with b/B,
SET UP screen Deciding the still then select the desired image
a Set the mode dial to SET UP.
image quality quality with v/V.

The SET UP screen appears. You can select the still image quality from
Camera [Fine] (high quality) or [Standard].
Fine FINE
AF Mode: Single
Mode dial Standard
Digital Zoom: Smart
Date/Time: Off
P.Quality
1
Red Eye Reduction: Off WB ISO
2 AF Illuminator: Auto
Auto Review: Off
SELECT

b Press v/V/b/B on the control


button to select the item you

Before advanced operations


want to set.
The frame of the selected item turns
yellow.
Setup 2
File Number: MENU Control button
USB Connect:
Video Out: OK
a Set the mode dial to P, M or
1
Clock Set: Cancel

SCN.
b Press MENU.
c Press z on the control button
The menu appears.
to enter the setting.

To turn off the SET UP screen


display
Set the mode dial to anything other than
SET UP.

• For a detailed description of the SET UP items,


see page 113.
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Creating a new folder Changing the recording
Creating or selecting folder
a Set the mode dial to SET UP.
a folder a Set the mode dial to SET UP.
b Select (Memory Stick Tool)
Your camera can create multiple folders with v/V, [Create REC. Folder] b Select (Memory Stick Tool)
within a “Memory Stick.” You can select
with B/v/V, and [OK] with B/v, with v/V, [Change REC.
the folder used to store images.
When not creating a new folder, then press z. Folder] with B/V, and [OK]
“101MSDCF” folder is selected as the The creating folder screen appears. with B/v, then press z.
recording folder. 60 min
The recording folder selection screen
Create REC. Folder
You can create folders up to “999MSDCF.” appears.
Mode dial Creating REC. folder 102MSDCF Select REC. Folder
Ready? 102 2/2
OK Folder Name:102MSDCF
Cancel No. Of Files: 0
Created:
2005 1 1 1::05:34AM
OK
c Select [OK] with v, then press Cancel
BACK/NEXT

z.
A new folder is created with a number c Select the desired folder with
one higher than the largest number in b/B, and [OK] with v, then
the “Memory Stick,” and the folder press z.
becomes the recording folder.
To cancel changing the
MENU Control button To cancel folder creation
recording folder
Select [Cancel] in step 2 or 3.
Select [Cancel] in step 2 or 3.
• Up to 4,000 images can be stored in one folder.
• Once you create a new folder, you cannot delete
When the folder capacity is exceeded, a new • You cannot select the “100MSDCF” folder as a
the new folder with the camera.
folder is automatically created. recording folder (page 86).
• Images are recorded in the newly created folder
• The image is stored in the newly selected
until a different folder is created or selected.
folder. You cannot move recorded images to a
different folder with this camera.

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Advanced still image shooting
Choosing a focus range c Select 9 (Focus) with b/B,
Choosing an auto finder frame then select [Multi AF] or
focus method — AF range finder
[Center AF] with v/V.
The focus is adjusted automatically.
You can set the AF range finder frame and The color of the AF range finder frame
the AF mode.
Multipoint AF ( )
The camera calculates the distance in five changes from white to green.
areas to the left, right, top, bottom and in the
AF range finder frame Multipoint AF
center of the image, letting you shoot using
This selects the focus position according to the auto focus function without worrying
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the subject position and size. about the image composition. This mode is
AF range
useful when it is difficult to focus on the finder frame
AF mode subject because it is not in the center of the
This sets the focus operation start and stop frame. You can check the position where S AF

timing. the focus was adjusted using the green AF range finder frame
indicator

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Mode dial frame.
The factory setting is the Multipoint AF.
Center AF
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This mode is useful for focusing on a
subject near the center of the frame. Use AF range
finder frame
together with the AF lock function lets you
shoot in the desired image composition. S AF
AF range finder frame
a Set the mode dial to P, M, SCN indicator
or .
• When you are shooting movies and you choose
MENU Control button b Press MENU. Multipoint AF, the distance to the center of the
The menu appears. screen is estimated as an average, so the AF
works even with a certain amount of vibration.
The AF range finder frame is . Center AF
automatically focuses only on selected frame,
so this is convenient when you want to focus
only on what you aim at.

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• When you use the digital zoom or AF Choosing a focus operation a Set the mode dial to SET UP.
illuminator, priority AF movement is given to
subjects in or near the center of the frame. In — AF Mode b Select (Camera) with v, [AF
this case the or indicator flashes and
Mode] with B/v, and select the
the AF range finder frame is not displayed.
• The AF range finder frame selection is limited Single AF (S A F ) desired mode with B/v/V, then
according to the Scene Selection mode This mode is useful for shooting stationary press z.
(page 35). subjects. The focus is not adjusted before
Camera
the shutter button is pressed and held AF Mode: xSingle
Digital Zoom: Monitor
halfway down. When the shutter button is Date/Time:
1
pressed and held halfway down and AF lock 2
Red Eye Reduction:
AF Illuminator:
is complete, the focus is locked. Auto Review:

The factory setting is Single AF.

• When shooting using the finder with the LCD


Monitoring AF ( M A F )
screen off, the camera operates in Single AF
This mode shortens the time needed for mode.
focusing. The camera automatically adjusts
the focus before the shutter button is
pressed and held halfway down, letting you
compose images with the focus already
adjusted. When the shutter button is pressed
and held halfway down and AF lock is
complete, the focus is locked.

• Battery consumption may be faster than in


Single AF mode.

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Shooting techniques Setting the distance
When shooting with the subject at the edge of
the frame, or when using Center AF, the
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camera may focus on the center instead of on
the subject at the edge of the frame. In a case — Focus preset
like this, use AF lock to focus on the subject, When shooting an image using a previously
and then recompose the picture and shoot. S AF F2.8 30 set distance to the subject, or when shooting
Compose the shot so that the subject is AF range finder frame a subject through a net or through window
centered in the AF range finder, and press the glass, it is difficult to get the proper focus in
shutter button halfway down. auto focus mode. In these cases, use of the
AE/AF lock indicator
When the AE/AF lock indicator stops flashing
and remains on, return to the fully composed
Focus preset is convenient.
shot, and press the shutter button fully down. m
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S AF F2.8 30

• When you are using AF lock, you can


capture an image with the correct focus even
if the subject is at the edge of the frame.
• You can carry out the AF lock adjustment
process before you press the shutter button MENU Control button
fully down.
a Set the mode dial to P, M, SCN
or .
b Press MENU.
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c Select 9 (Focus) with b/B, a Set the mode dial to M.
then select the distance to the Shooting with manual
b Press z.
subject with v/V. shutter speed and The “Set” indicator at the lower left of
You can select from the following aperture settings the LCD screen changes to “Return”,
distance settings. and the camera enters the manual
0.5m, 1.0m, 3.0m, 7.0m, (unlimited — Manual Exposure exposure setup mode.
distance) You can manually adjust the shutter speed c Select a shutter speed with v/
and aperture values.
3.0m V.
1.0m 1.0m The difference between the set values and
0.5m
Center AF
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Multi AF camera is displayed on the LCD screen as
Focus
WB ISO
the EV value (page 53). 0EV indicates the
value judged as most suitable by the
camera. Return
SAF 250 F2.8 0 EV
To return to auto focus mode Mode dial
In step 3, select [Multi AF] or [Center The shutter speed can be selected from
AF]. 1/1000 to 30 seconds.
Shutter
• Focus setting information is approximate, and If you select 1/6 second or slower
should be used as a reference. shutter speeds, “NR” appears before
• If you point the lens up or down, the error the shutter speed indicator and the NR
increases. slow shutter function is automatically
• The distance selection is limited according to activated (page 35).
the Scene Selection mode (page 35).

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d Select an aperture value with • Shutter speeds of one second or longer are
indicated by ["] in the manner of 1".
b/B.
• If the proper exposure cannot be obtained after
Two different aperture values can be making the settings, the EV value on the LCD
selected, depending on the zoom screen flashes when you press the shutter
position. button halfway down. You can continue and
When the zoom is set all the way to the shoot in this condition, but we recommend that
W side: F2.8/F5.6 you adjust the settings again.
• The flash is set to (Forced flash) or (No
When the zoom is set all the way to the
flash).
T side: F5.2/F10
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Return
SAF 200 F2.8 0 EV

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e Shoot the image.

To use the Quick Review, close-


ups (Macro) or self-timer
function, or to change the flash
mode
After step 4, press z to cancel the manual
exposure setup mode. The “Return”
indicator changes to “Set”.

To cancel the manual exposure


mode
Set the mode dial to other than M.

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Exposure Open (smaller F value) Overexposure
• The image tends toward • Open the aperture
In addition to the focus and other settings, it
overexposure (brighter). • Set a slower shutter speed
is also important to adjust the exposure in
• The in-focus range
order to take beautiful pictures. narrows.
Exposure is the amount of light that the
CCD of the digital still camera is able to Close (larger F value)
receive. This value changes according to • The image tends toward
the combination of the aperture and the underexposure (darker).
shutter speed. When the amount of light is • The in-focus range
widens.
too large, the image becomes brighter
(white), and when the amount of light is too
small, the image becomes darker. The Adjustment by shutter speed
proper amount of light is called the “correct Shutter speed adjusts the time during which
exposure”. light enters the camera.
The correct exposure can be maintained by
Faster Correct exposure
setting a faster shutter speed when the
aperture value is reduced, or a slower • The image tends toward
underexposure (darker).
shutter speed when the aperture value is • Moving objects appear
increased from the correct exposure. stopped.

Adjustment by aperture Slower


Aperture is the diaphragm of the lens part • The image tends toward
overexposure (brighter).
which adjusts the amount of light entering
• Moving objects appear to
the camera. The aperture setting value is flow.
called the “Aperture value (F value)”. Underexposure
• Close the aperture
When setting a slower • Set a faster shutter speed
shutter speed, we recommend using a tripod to
prevent shaking.

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d Select the desired exposure
Adjusting the Mode dial
value with v/V.
exposure Adjust the exposure value while
checking the brightness of the
— EV adjustment background.
You can manually adjust the exposure
determined by the camera. Use this mode To reactivate auto exposure
when the proper exposure cannot be In step 4, select [0EV].
obtained, for example, when the contrast
(difference between light and dark) • If a subject is being shot in extremely bright or
between the subject and the background is dark conditions, or the flash is used, the
exposure adjustment may not be effective.
extremely large. MENU Control button
The compensation value can be set in
1/3EV steps in the range from +2.0EV to
–2.0EV. a Set the mode dial to P, SCN or

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.
b Press MENU.
The menu appears.
c Select (EV) with b.
The value of the exposure adjustment
is displayed.
Adjust Adjust
toward – toward +

0EV 0EV
EV
WB ISO

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Displaying a histogram • The histogram also appears when the mode dial
is set to or M, but you cannot adjust the
A histogram is a graph showing the exposure.
brightness of an image. The horizontal axis • The histogram also appears when you press
shows the brightness, and the vertical axis while playing back a single image
(page 36) or during Quick Review (page 24).
shows the number of pixels. The graph • The histogram does not appear in the following
display indicates a bright image when cases:
skewed to the right side, a dark image when – When the menu is displayed
skewed to the left side. – When using playback zoom
A histogram can be used to check the – When recording or playing back movies
• appears and the histogram does not appear
exposure when the screen is difficult to see
in the following cases:
during recording and playback. – When recording in the digital zoom area
– When the image size is [3:2]
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Number of pixels

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– When rotating a still image
• The histogram before recording represents the
histogram of the image displayed on the LCD
screen at the time. A difference occurs in the
Brightness 0 EV histogram before and after you press the shutter
Dark Bright button. In this case, check the histogram while
playing back a single-image or during Quick
Review.
a Set the mode dial to P or SCN. In particular a large difference may appear in
the following cases:
b Press to display the – When the flash strobes
histogram. – When the shutter speed is slow or high
• The histogram may not appear for images
c Adjust the exposure based on recorded using other cameras.
the histogram.

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Shooting techniques When shooting a dark subject that fills the Selecting the
When shooting images, the camera frame, the camera may judge that the subject is
automatically sets the exposure. dark and set a brighter exposure for the image. metering method
When shooting a whitish overall image such as In such cases, adjusting the exposure in the –
a backlit subject or a snowy scene, the camera (minus) direction is effective. You can select the metering mode that sets
may judge that the subject is bright and set a which part of the subject to measure to
darker exposure for the image. In such cases, determine the exposure.
adjusting the exposure in the + (plus) direction
is effective.
Multi-pattern metering (No
indicator)
The image is divided into multiple regions
and metering is performed for each region.
m The camera judges the subject position and
background brightness, and determines a
Adjust in the – direction well-balanced exposure.

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The factory setting is the multi-pattern
m metering.
Adjust in the + direction
Spot metering ( )
Metering is performed for only a part of the
subject. This lets you shoot images that are
Refer to the histogram and adjust so that the not too dark even when the subject is
image is not overexposed (white out) or
backlit, or adjust the exposure to the subject
underexposed (black out).
when there is strong contrast between the
Try various images with different exposures to subject and the background.
find the brightness that suits your taste.

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Mode dial
d When selecting [Spot] in step
3, position the spot metering Adjusting color tones
cross hair on one point of the
— White Balance
subject you want to shoot.
You can set the white balance mode
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apparent color of the subject is affected by
Spot metering the lighting conditions. When you want to
cross hair
fix the light source imaging conditions, or
SAF 250 F2.8 when the color of the entire image seems to
be a bit unnatural, we recommend that you
MENU Control button adjust the white balance setting.
• When using spot metering, to focus on the
metering position, setting 9 (Focus) to
a Set the mode dial to P, M, SCN Auto (No indicator)
[Center AF] is recommended (page 47).
Adjusts the white balance automatically.
or .
The factory setting is Auto.
b Press MENU.
The menu appears. (Daylight)
Shooting outdoors, shooting night scenes,
c Select (Metering Mode) with neon signs, fireworks or sunrise, or
b/B, then select the desired shooting just before and after sundown
metering mode with v/V.
(Cloudy)
Shooting under a cloudy sky

(Fluorescent)
Shooting under fluorescent lighting

(Incandescent)
• Places where the lighting conditions
change quickly
• Under bright lighting such as
photography studios
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WB (Flash) • Under fluorescent lights that flicker, the white
Adjusts the white balance only to the flash balance adjustment function may not work Adjusting the flash
correctly even though you select
conditions (Fluorescent). level
• When the flash strobes, the manual setting is
Mode dial canceled, and the image is recorded in [Auto] — Flash Level
(except in WB (Flash) mode).
• The white balance selection is limited
You can adjust the amount of flash light.
according to the Scene Selection mode Mode dial
(page 35).

Advanced still image shooting


MENU Control button

a Set the mode dial to P, M, SCN


MENU Control button
or .
b Press MENU. a Set the mode dial to P, M or
The menu appears. SCN.

c Select [WB] (White Bal) with b/ b Press MENU.


B, then select the desired The menu appears.
setting with v/V.

To reactivate auto adjustment


Select [Auto] in step 3.

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c Select [ ] (Flash Level) with c Select [Mode] (REC Mode) with
b/B, then select the desired Shooting continuously b/B, then select [Burst] with v/
setting with v/V. V.
This mode is used for continuous shooting.
+: Makes the flash level higher than The maxium number of images you can d Shoot the image.
normal. shoot per one shooting depends on the
Normal: Normal setting. When you press and hold down the
image size and image quality settings. shutter button, the camera records the
–: Makes the flash level lower than
normal. Mode dial maximum number of images in
succession. If you release the shutter
button, shooting will stop at that point.
Shutter When “Recording” disappears, you
can shoot the next image.

The maximum number of images


shot continuously (Units: images)
Image
quality Fine Standard
Image size
5M 9 15
MENU Control button
3:2 9 15
3M 13 24
• When the battery power decreases with use or
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recording stops even if you press and hold the VGA (E-Mail) 100 100
shutter button.
a Set the mode dial to , P, M
or SCN.
b Press MENU.
The menu appears.

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To return to normal mode d Select M (Interval) with b/B,
Select [Normal] in step 3. Shooting in Multi then select the desired frame
Burst mode interval with v/V.
• The flash is set to (No flash).
You can choose the frame interval
• When recording with the self timer, a series of — Multi Burst
maximum five images are recorded each time from [1/7.5], [1/15] or [1/30].
you press the shutter button. This mode records 16 frames in succession
• When the mode dial is set to M, you cannot each time you press the shutter button. This
select shutter speeds of 1/6 second or slower. is convenient for checking your form in 1/7.5
1/15
• You may not be able to shoot images in sports, for example. 1/30 1/30
succession depending on the Scene Selection Interval
mode (page 35). Mode dial Mode M PFX

e Shoot the image.


Shutter A continuous burst of 16 frames are
recorded within a single still image

Advanced still image shooting


(image size 1M).

• You cannot use the following functions in Multi


Burst mode:
– Smart zoom
– Flash
– Inserting the date and time
• When the mode dial is set to , frame
MENU Control button
interval is automatically set to [1/30].
• When the mode dial is set to M, you cannot set
the shutter speed to lower than 1/30 second.
a Set the mode dial to , P, M • See page 64 to play back images recorded in
or SCN. Multi Burst mode using this camera.
• For the number of images that can be recorded
b Press MENU. in Multi Burst mode, see page 108.
• You may not be able to shoot images in Multi
The menu appears.
Burst mode depending on the Scene Selection
c Select [Mode] (REC Mode) with mode (page 35).
b/B, then select [Multi Burst]
with v.
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Shooting with special Mode dial Using the Cyber-shot
effects Station
— Picture Effect Shutter
You can digitally process images to obtain
special effects.
B&W
The picture is
monochrome
(black and white).

MENU Control button

a Set the mode dial to P, M, SCN Charging starts automatically when you set
Sepia the camera in the Cyber-shot Station (not
or .
The picture is sepia- supplied). This lets you easily charge the
toned like an old b Press MENU. camera so that it is ready for use at any time.
photograph.
The menu appears. The remote controller supplied with the
Cyber-shot Station lets you enjoy image
c Select [PFX] (P. Effect) with b/ playback on a TV from a remote location. In
B, then select the desired addition, when a PictBridge compliant
mode with v/V. printer is connected, images can be printed
by simple remote controller operations.
d Shoot the image.
For more detailed information, refer to the
operating instructions supplied with the
To cancel Picture Effects Cyber-shot Station.
Select [Off] in step 3.

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d Select the desired folder with Single screen
Selecting the folder b/B.
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images 102
Folder Name:102MSDCF
2/2

No. Of Files: 9
Created:
— Folder 2005 1 1 1::05:34AM

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OK
Cancel 101-0009 2005 1 1 10:30PM
Select the folder that images you want to BACK/NEXT
BACK/NEXT VOLUME

play back are stored. Index screen


Mode dial e Select [OK] with v, then press
z.

To cancel the selection


In step 5, select [Cancel].
• SINGLE DISPLAY

When multiple folders are


created in the “Memory Stick” • When no images are stored in the folder, “No
When the first or last image in the folder is file in this folder” appears.
displayed, the following indicators appear
on the screen.
MENU Control button
: Moves to the previous folder.
: Moves to the next folder.
a Set the mode dial to . : Moves to both the previous and next
b Press MENU. folders.
The menu appears.
c Select (Folder) with b, then
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Enlarging an image e Adjust the image size with the
Enlarging a portion of — Playback zoom / (playback zoom) button.
a still image a Set the mode dial to .
You can enlarge a part of an image up to b Display the image to be
five times the original size. You can also
enlarged with b/B.
record the magnified image as a new file.

Mode dial
c Press (playback zoom) to
zoom in on the image.
d Select the desired portion of
the image with v/V/b/B.
To cancel playback zoom
Press v Press z.

• You cannot use playback zoom for movies and


Multi Burst images.
Press Press • If you press (playback zoom) while a non-
b B enlarged image is displayed, the LCD screen
switches to the index screen (page 37) .
MENU Control button • You can enlarge the images displayed with the
Quick Review function (page 24) by
performing steps c to e.
Press V

v: To view more of the top of the image


V: To view more of the bottom of the
image
b: To view more of the left side of the
image
B: To view more of the right side of the
image

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Recording an enlarged Interval
image — Trimming Playing back 3 sec/5 sec/10 sec/30 sec/1 min

a Press MENU after playback


successive images Image
Folder: Plays back all images in the
zoom. — Slide Show selected folder.
The menu appears. You can play back recorded images in All: Plays back all images stored

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order. This function is useful for checking in the “Memory Stick.”
b Select [Trimming] with B, then
press z. your images or for presentations, etc. Repeat
Mode dial On: Plays back images in a
c Select the image size with v/V, continuous loop.
then press z. Off: After all the images have been
The image is recorded, and the image played back, the slide show
on the LCD screen returns to the ends.
normal size after recording. d Select [Start] with V/B, then
• The trimmed image is recorded as the newest
press z.
file in the selected recording folder, and the The slide show begins.
original image is retained.
• The quality of trimmed images may deteriorate. To cancel the slide show setting
• You cannot trim to an image size of 3:2.
• You cannot trim images displayed with Quick Select [Cancel] in step 3.
MENU Control button
Review.
To stop slide show playback
a Set the mode dial to .
Press z, select [Exit] with B, then press z
b Press MENU. again.
The menu appears.
To skip to the next/previous
c Select (Slide) with b/B, image during the slide show
then press z. Press B (next) or b (previous).
Set the following items with v/V/b/B.
• The interval settings time are just guidelines, so
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a Set the mode dial to , and
Rotating still images display the image to rotate. Playing back images
— Rotate b Press MENU.
shot in Multi Burst
You can rotate an image recorded in portrait The menu appears. mode
orientation and display it in landscape c Select (Rotate) with b/B, You can play back Multi Burst images
orientation. continuously or play them back frame by
then press z.
frame. This function is used for checking
d Select with v, then rotate the image.
the image with b/B. Mode dial

e Select [OK] with v/V, then Control


button
press z.

To cancel rotation
Select [Cancel] in step 4 or 5, then press
z.

• You cannot rotate protected images and movies


and Multi Burst images.
• You may not be able to rotate images shot with
Mode dial other cameras.
• When viewing images on a computer, the
image rotation information may not be • When Multi Burst images are played back on a
reflected depending on the application computer or on a camera without the Multi
software. Burst function, the 16 frames you shot will be
displayed at the same time as part of one image.
• You cannot cut the Multi Burst image.

MENU Control button


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Playing back continuously Playing back frame by frame To delete shot images
When using this mode, you cannot delete
a Set the mode dial to . a Set the mode dial to .
only certain frames. When you delete
b Select the Multi Burst image b Select the Multi Burst image images, all 16 of the frames are deleted at
with b/B. with b/B. the same time.
The selected Multi Burst image is The selected Multi Burst image is 1 Display the desired Multi Burst image to

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played back continuously. played back continuously. delete.
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frame is displayed. 3 Select [Delete], then press z.


All of the frames are deleted.
“Step” appears.
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To pause playback
Press z. To resume playback, press z 101-0014
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FRAME BACK/NEXT VOLUME

again. The playback starts from the frame


displayed on the LCD screen. d Advance the frame with b/B.
B: A next frame is displayed. When
you keep and press B, the frame
advances.
b: A previous frame is displayed.
When you keep and press b, the
frame advances in the reverse
direction.

To return to the normal playback


Press z in step 4. The playback starts
from the frame displayed on the LCD
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Still image editing
In single-image mode In index mode
Protecting images
a Set the mode dial to . a Set the mode dial to , then
— Protect press (index) to display the
b Display the image you want to
This function protects images against index screen.
protect with b/B.
accidental erasure.
b Press MENU.
c Press MENU.
Mode dial The menu appears.
The menu appears.
c Select - (Protect) with b/B,
d Select - (Protect) with b/B,
then press z.
then press z.
The displayed image is protected. The d Select [Select] with b/B, then
- (protect) indicator appears on the press z.
image.
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e Select the image you want to
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protect with v/V/b/B, then
press z.
Protect
The green - indicator appears on the
MENU Control button Exit
selected image.
BACK/NEXT

e To continue and protect other


• Note that formatting the “Memory Stick” images, select the desired
erases all the data in the “Memory Stick” even
if images are protected, and these images image with b/B, then press z.
cannot be recovered. • SELECT MENU TO NEXT

• It may take some time to protect the images.


To cancel the protection
Press z again in step 4 or 5. The - f Repeat step 5 to protect other
indicator disappears. images.
g Press MENU.

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h Select [OK] with B, then press e Select the desired size with v/
z. Changing image size V, then press z.
The - indicator turns white. The The resized image is recorded in the
selected images are protected.
— Resize recording folder as the newest file.
You can change the image size of a
To exit the Protect function recorded image, and save it as a new file. To cancel resizing
Select [Cancel] in step 4 or select [Exit] in You can resize to the following sizes: Select [Cancel] in step 5.
step 8, then press z. 5M, 3M, 1M, VGA
The original image is retained even after • You cannot change the size of movies or Multi
resizing. Burst images.
To cancel individual protection
• When you change from a small size to a large
Select the image to be unprotected with Mode dial
size, the image quality deteriorates.
v/V/b/B in step 5, then press z. The -

Still image editing


• You cannot resize to an image size of 3:2.
indicator turns gray. Repeat this operation • When you resize a 3:2 image, the upper and
for all images that are to be unprotected. lower black portions will be displayed on the
image.
Press MENU, select [OK], and then press
z.

To protect all images in the


folder
Select [All In This Folder] in step 4, and
press z. Select [On], then press z.
MENU Control button

To cancel protection of all


a Set the mode dial to .
images in the folder
Select [All In This Folder] in step 4, and b Display the image you want to
press z. Select [Off], then press z. resize with b/B.
c Press MENU.
The menu appears.
d Select (Resize) with b/B,
then press z.
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In single-image mode In index mode
Choosing images to
a Set the mode dial to . a Set the mode dial to , then
print press (index) to display the
b Display the image you want to
— Print (DPOF) mark index screen.
mark with b/B.
You can mark still images shot with your b Press MENU.
camera that you want to have printed. This c Press MENU.
The menu appears.
function is convenient when you have The menu appears.
images printed at a shop or using a printer c Select (DPOF) with B, then
d Select (DPOF) with b/B,
that conforms with the DPOF (Digital Print press z.
then press z.
Order Format) standard or a PictBridge
compliant printer. The mark is marked on the d Select [Select] with b/B, then
Mode dial displayed image. press z.
60min VGA • You cannot mark the mark in [All In
101 2/9
This Folder].

e Select the image you want to


DPOF mark with v/V/b/B, then press
Exit
BACK/NEXT z.
e To continue and mark other The green mark appears on the
images, display the desired selected image.
image with b/B, then press z.

MENU Control button


To unmark the mark
Press z again in step 4 or 5. The
• You cannot mark movies. mark disappears. • SELECT MENU TO NEXT

• When you mark images shot in Multi Burst


mode, all the images are printed on one sheet
f Repeat step 5 to mark other
divided into 16 panels.
• You cannot set the number of prints. images.

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g Press MENU.
h Select [OK] with B, then press
z.
The mark turns white. The
mark setting is completed.

To unmark marks
Select the images to be unmarked with v/
V/b/B in step 5, then press z.

Still image editing


To unmark all the marks in
the folder
Select [All In This Folder] in step 4, then
press z. Select [Off], then press z.

To exit the mark function


Select [Cancel] in step 4 or select [Exit] in
step 8.

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Still image printing (PictBridge printer)
Preparing the camera Connecting the camera to
Connecting to a the printer
Set the USB mode on the camera to connect
PictBridge compliant the camera with a printer. Connect the multi connector on your
printer Mode dial camera and the USB jack on the printer with
the supplied USB multi cable, then turn on
Even if you do not have a computer, you
your camera and the printer.
can easily print images shot using your
The camera turns to playback mode
camera by connecting the camera to a
regardless of the mode dial position and an
PictBridge compliant printer. For
image in the selected playback folder
preparation, you only set the USB
appears on the LCD screen.
connection on the SET UP screen and
connect the camera to the printer with the
USB multi cable.
Using a PictBridge compliant printer easily
prints the index print*. Control button
a Set the mode dial to SET UP. After the connection
is made, the
* An index print function may not be provided b Select (Setup 2) with V,
2
indicator appears on
the LCD screen.
depending on a printer. then select [USB Connect]
with v/V/B. 1M
• Using the AC Adaptor is recommended to 101 2/9

prevent the power from turning off partway c Select [PictBridge] with B/v,
through printing.
then press z.
Setup 2 101-0002 2005 1 1 10:30AM
File Number: PictBridge BACK/NEXT VOLUME

USB Connect: PTP


NTSC
Video Out: Normal
1
Clock Set:
2
Printer

The USB mode is set.

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When [USB Connect] is not set In single-image mode
to [PictBridge] in the SET UP Printing images
a Display the image you want to
settings
You can select the image and print it. Set up print with b/B.
Even if you turn on the camera, you cannot
the camera following the procedure on
use the PictBridge function. Disconnect the b Press MENU.
page 70, and connect the printer.
USB multi cable and set [USB Connect] to
The menu appears.
[PictBridge] (page 70). Control button
c Select (Print) with b/B, then

Still image printing (PictBridge printer)


press z.
d Select [This image] with v/V,
then press z.
The print setting screen appears.
1M
101 2/9

Print
MENU Index Off
Date Off
Quantity 1
Exit OK
• You cannot print movies.
• When an error notification is received from the
connected printer, the indicator flashes for • Setting items that the printer does not
approximately five seconds. Check the support cannot be displayed.
connected printer.
e Select [Quantity] with v/V,
select the number of sheets
with b/B.
You can select the number up to 20.

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f Select [OK] with V/B, then To insert the date and time on In index mode
press z. images
a Press (Index) to display the
The image is printed. Select [Date] in step 5, then select the date
format with b/B. You can select from index screen.
Do not disconnect the USB multi cable
while the (Not disconnect USB [Day&Time] or [Date]. When you choose b Press MENU.
multi cable) indicator appears on the [Date], the date will be inserted in the order
The menu appears.
LCD screen. set in “Setting the date and time” (page 16).
This function may not be provided c Select (Print) with B, then
depending on a printer. press z.
Printing
1/3 d Select [Select] with b/B, then
Exit
press z.
e Select the image you want to
print with v/V/b/B, then press
To cancel printing z.
Select [Cancel] in step 4 or select [Exit] in The mark appears on the selected
step 6. image.

To print other images


Select the image after step 6, then select
[Print] with v.
SELECT MENU TO NEXT

To print all the images with the


print (DPOF) mark f Repeat step 5 to print other
Select [DPOF image] in step 4. All the images.
images with the mark are printed by the
specified number regardless of the
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g Press MENU. To cancel printing
The print setting screen appears. Select [Cancel] in step 4 or select [Exit] in Printing index-images
step 9.
You can print some images side-by-side.
Print We refer to this function as an index print*.
Index Off To print all the images with the
Date
You can also arrange the specified quantity
Off
Quantity 1
print (DPOF) mark of the same image side-by-side and print
Exit OK
Select [DPOF image] in step 4. All the them as an index image (refer to “In single-

Still image printing (PictBridge printer)


images with the mark are printed by the image mode”), or arrange a set of different
• Setting items that the printer does not specified number regardless of the
support cannot be displayed.
images side-by-side as an index image and
displayed image. print the specified number of sets (refer to
h Select [Quantity] with v/V, “In index mode”).
select the number of sheets To print all the images in the Set up the camera following the procedure
with b/B. folder on page 70, and connect the printer.
You can select the number up to 20. Select [All In This Folder] in step 4, then * An index print function may not be provided
press z. depending on a printer.
The specified quantity of all the
selected images are printed. Control button
To insert the date and time on
i Select [OK] with V/B, then
images
press z.
Select [Date] in step 8, then select the date
The images are printed. format with b/B. You can select from
Do not disconnect the USB multi cable [Day&Time] or [Date]. When you choose
while the indicator appears on [Date], the date will be inserted in the order
the LCD screen.
set in “Setting the date and time” (page 16).
This function may not be provided
depending on a printer. MENU
Printing
2/3

• You cannot print movies.


Exit
• When an error notification is received from the
connected printer, the indicator flashes for
approximately five seconds. Check the
connected printer.

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In single-image mode g Select [OK] with V/B, then To insert the date and time on
press z. images
a Display the image you want to
The image is printed. Select [Date] in step 6, then select the date
print with b/B. format with b/B. You can select from
Do not disconnect the USB multi cable
b Press MENU. while the (Not disconnect USB [Day&Time] or [Date]. When you choose
multi cable) indicator appears on the [Date], the date will be inserted in the order
The menu appears.
LCD screen. set in “Setting the date and time” (page 16).
c Select (Print) with b/B, then This function may not be provided
press z. depending on a printer.

d Select [This image] with v/V, Printing Index


1/1 • The designated number of images may not all
then press z. fit onto a single sheet depending on the quantity
Exit
of images.
The print setting screen appears.
1M
2/9
101
To cancel printing
Index
Print
Off Select [Cancel] in step 4 or select [Exit] in
Date
Quantity
Off
1
step 7.
Exit OK

To print other images


• Setting items that the printer does not Select the image after step 7. Select
support cannot be displayed.
[Print] with v, then repeat from step 4.
e Select [Index] with v, then
select [On] with b/B. To print all the images with the
print (DPOF) mark
f Select [Quantity] with v/V,
Select [DPOF image] in step 4. All the
select the number of sheets images with the mark are printed
laid side-by-side with b/B. regardless of the displayed image.
You can select the number up to 20.
You can arrange the specified quantity
of an image side-by-side.

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In index mode i Select [Quantity] with v/V, To insert the date and time on
select the number of sets you images
a Press (Index) to display the
want to print with b/B. Select [Date] in step 9, then select the date
index screen. format with b/B. You can select from
You can select the number up to 20.
b Press MENU. [Day&Time] or [Date]. When you choose
j Select [OK] with V/B, then [Date], the date will be inserted in the order
The menu appears.
press z. set in “Setting the date and time” (page 16).
c Select (Print) with B, then

Still image printing (PictBridge printer)


The image is printed. This function may not be provided
press z. Do not disconnect the USB multi cable depending on a printer.
while the indicator appears on
d Select [Select] with b/B, then the LCD screen.
press z.
e Select the desired image with
v/V/b/B, then press z. Printing Index
1/3

The mark appears on the selected


Exit
image.

To cancel printing
Select [Cancel] in step 4 or select [Exit] in
step 0.
• SELECT MENU TO NEXT

To print all the images with the


f Repeat step 5 to print other print (DPOF) mark
images. Select [DPOF image] in step 4. All the
g Press MENU. images with the mark are printed
regardless of the displayed image.
h Select [Index] with v, then
select [On] with b/B. To print all the images in the
folder
Select [All In This Folder] in step 4, then
press z.
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Enjoying movies
d Press the shutter button fully Using the self-timer
Shooting movies down. Set the mode dial to and follow the
“REC” appears on the screen and the procedure on page 27.
You can shoot movies with sound using
camera starts recording the image and
your camera. • You cannot use the following functions during
sound.
shooting movies:
Mode dial 60min STD
640 101
– Changing the zoom scale
REC 00:00:02[00:10:48]
– Flash
– Inserting the date and time
Shutter
• When you set the image size to [640(Fine)]
while connecting the A/V multi cable to multi
connector, the subject does not appear on the
• Recording stops when the “Memory LCD screen. The LCD screen turns blue.
• For the recording time in each movie mode, see
Stick” is full.
page 108.
e Press the shutter button fully
down again to stop recording.
Control button

Indicators during shooting


a Set the mode dial to . The screen indicators are not recorded.
Each time you press , the status of the
b Press (Image Size). LCD screen changes as follows: Indicators
The Image Size setup appears. off t LCD screen off t Indicators on.
A histogram is not displayed.
c Select the desired size with v/
For a detailed description of the indicators,
V. see page 121.
You can choose from [640(Fine)],
[640(Standard)] and [160]. Shooting close-ups (Macro)
Set the mode dial to and follow the
• [640(Fine)] can be recorded only on “Memory
Stick PRO.” procedure on page 26.

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a Set the mode dial to . To advance or rewind the movie
Viewing movies on Press B (cue) or b (rev) during playback.
b Select the desired moving
the LCD screen image with b/B.
To return to the normal playback, press z.

You can view movies on the LCD screen Movies with the image size Indicators during viewing
with sound from the speaker. [640(Fine)] or [640(Standard)] are
movies
displayed on the full screen.
Mode dial Each time you press , the status of the
STD
60min 640
101 10/10 screen changes as follows: Indicators off
00:00:00
t LCD screen off t Indicators on.
A histogram is not displayed.
For a detailed description of the indicators,
101_0010 2005 1 1 10:30PM
PLAY BACK/NEXT VOLUME see page 123.
• Movies with the image size [160] are
displayed a size smaller. • The procedure for viewing movies on a TV is
the same as that for viewing still images
c Press z. (page 38).
The movie and sound are played back. • The moving images recorded using earlier Sony

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Speaker Control button models may be also displayed a size smaller.
During playback, B (playback)
appears on the screen.
STD
60min 640
101 10/10
00:00:03

101_0010 2005 1 1 10:30PM


Playback bar
STOP REV/CUE VOLUME

To stop playback
Press z again.

To adjust the volume


Press v/V to adjust the volume.

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In single-image mode In index mode
Deleting movies
a Set the mode dial to . a Set the mode dial to , then
You can delete unwanted movies. press (index) to display an
b Display the movie you want to
index screen.
Mode dial delete with b/B.
b Press (Delete).
c Press (Delete).
The movie has not yet been deleted at c Select [Select] with b/B, then
this point. press z.
d Select [Delete] with v, then d Select the movie you want to
press z. delete with v/V/b/B, then
The message “Access” appears, and press z.
the movie has been deleted.
The green (Delete) indicator
Control button
e To continue and delete other
appears on the selected movie.
movie, display the movie you
want to delete with b/B, then
• You cannot delete protected movies. repeat step 4.
• Note that you cannot restore deleted movies.

To cancel deletion SELECT TO NEXT

Select [Exit] in step 4 or 5. The movie has not yet been deleted at
this point.
e Repeat step 4 to delete other
movies.
f Press (Delete).

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g Select [OK] with B, then press <Example> Cutting a movie numbered
z. Cutting movies 101_0002
101_0001 101_0003
The message “Access” appears, and
You can cut movies, or delete unnecessary
the movie has been deleted.
portions of movies. This is the 1 2 3
recommended function to use when the
To cancel deletion “Memory Stick” capacity is insufficient, or 101_0002
Select [Exit] in step 3 or 7. when you attach movies to your e-mail 1. Cutting scene A.
messages.
To delete all images in the folder Note that the original movie is deleted when 1 A 2 B 3

Select [All In This Folder] in step 3, then you cut it.


101_0002
press z. Select [OK] with B, then press z. Divide point
To cancel deletion, select [Cancel] with b, The file numbers assigned when 2. Cutting scene B.
then press z. movies are cut 101_0004

The cut movies are assigned new numbers 1 3 A 2 B


and recorded as the newest files in the
selected recording folder. The original 101_0005 Divide

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movie is deleted, and that number is point
skipped. 3. Deleting scenes A and B if they are
unnecessary.
101_0004 101_0007

1 3 A 2 B

101_0006
Delete Delete

4. Only the desired scenes remain.

1 3 2

101_0006

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e Decide on a cutting point. To cancel cutting
Mode dial
Press the center z at the desired Select [Exit] in step 5 or 7. The movie
cutting point. appears on the screen again.
STD
60min 640

Divide
101 10/10
00:00:02
• You cannot cut the following images.
Dividing – Still image
Point
– Movies not long enough to cut
OK
Cancel
– Protected movies
Exit • You cannot restore files once you cut them.
• The original movie is deleted when you cut it.
When you want to adjust the cutting • The cut movies are recorded as the newest files
point, use [c/C] (frame rewind/ in the selected recording folder.
forward) and adjust the cutting point
MENU Control button
using b/B. If you want to change the
a Set the mode dial to . cutting point, select [Cancel]. The
playback of the movie starts again.
b Select the movie you want to
f When you have decided on a
cut using b/B.
cutting point, select [OK] with
c Press MENU. v/V, and press z.
The menu appears.
g Select [OK] with v, then press
d Select (Divide) with B, then z.
press z. Next, select [OK] with The movie is cut.
v, then press z.
The playback of the movie starts.

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Enjoying images on your computer
• Operations are not guaranteed when using a Contents of the CD-ROM
Copying images to USB hub.
• Operations are not guaranteed for all the x USB Driver
your computer recommended computer environments This driver is needed in order to connect the
mentioned above.
— For Windows users camera to a computer.
When using Windows XP, you need not
USB mode install the USB driver.
Recommended computer There are two modes for a USB connection
environment when connecting with a computer, x Picture Package
OS: Microsoft Windows 98, Windows [Normal] and [PTP]* modes. The default This application is used to transfer images
98SE, Windows 2000 Professional, setting is the [Normal] mode. This section from the camera to a computer easily. It also
Windows Millennium Edition, Windows describes the [Normal] mode as an allows you to utilize the various functions.
XP Home Edition, or Windows XP example. When you install “Picture Package,” the
Professional * Compatible with Windows XP. When USB driver is also installed at the same

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The above OS must be installed at the connected to a computer, only the data in the time.
factory. Operation is not assured in an folder selected by the camera is copied to the
environment upgraded to the operating computer. To select the folder, follow the • The required operations may differ depending
procedure on page 61. on your OS.
systems described above or in a multi-boot
environment. • Close down all applications running on
CPU: MMX Pentium 200 MHz or faster Communication with your the computer before installing the USB
computer driver and application.
USB connector: Provided as standard • When using Windows XP or Windows 2000,
Display: 800 × 600 dots or more When your computer resumes from the log on as Administrator.
High Color (16-bit color, 65,000 colors) or suspend or sleep mode, communication
more between your camera and your computer
may not recover at the same time.
• This camera is compatible with Hi-Speed USB
(USB 2.0 compliant). When a USB connector is not
• Connecting with a USB interface that is
compatible with Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0- provided on your computer
compliant) allows advanced transfer (high- When neither a USB connector nor a
speed transfer). “Memory Stick” slot is provided, you can
• If you connect two or more USB equipment to
copy images using an additional device. See
a single computer at the same time, some
equipment, including your camera, may not the Sony Website for details.
operate depending on the type of USB http://www.sony.net/
equipment.
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Installing the USB driver b Click [USB Driver] on the title d Click [Yes, I want to restart my
screen. computer now], then click
When using Windows XP, you need not
install the USB driver. [Finish].
Once the USB driver is installed, you need
not install the USB driver.
a Turn on your computer, and
insert the CD-ROM (supplied)
into the CD-ROM drive.
Do not connect your camera to
your computer at this time. The “InstallShield Wizard” screen
appears. Your computer restarts. Then, you can
The install menu screen appears. If it
does not appear, double-click (My c Click [Next]. establish USB connection.
Computer) t e Remove the CD-ROM.
(PICTUREPACKAGE) in that
order.
• If you are going to use the “Picture
Package” application software, click
[Picture Package]. The USB driver will be
installed when “Picture Package” is
installed (page 88).
• When the computer is in use, shut
down all application software
before you install the USB driver.
The USB driver installation starts.
When the installation is completed, the
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Connecting the camera to • When you copy images to your computer using • When you use a desktop computer, we
the battery pack, copying may be failed or recommend that you connect the USB multi
your computer cause data corruption by battery shutoff. We cable to the USB connector on the rear panel.
recommend that you use the AC Adaptor. • When using Windows XP, the AutoPlay wizard
a Insert the “Memory Stick” with
automatically appears on the desktop. Proceed
the images you want to copy c Set the mode dial to . Turn to page 85.
into the camera, then close the on your computer and the
battery/“Memory Stick” cover. camera. USB Mode
Normal
• You can also carry out this operation when the
Access
mode dial is set to SET UP.
indicators*
d Connect the USB multi cable Switch on MENU

(supplied) to the multi


“USB Mode Normal” appears on the
connector of the camera.
LCD screen of the camera. When a

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USB connection is established for the
b Open the DC IN jack cover, and first time, your computer automatically
runs the used program to recognize the
connect the AC Adaptor camera. Wait for a while.
(supplied), then plug the * During communication, the access
adaptor into a wall outlet (wall indicators turn red. Do not operate the
• Place the camera with the LCD screen facing computer until the indicators turn white.
socket).
upwards.
• If “USB Mode Normal” does not appear in step
e Connect the USB multi cable 5, press MENU, select [USB Connect], and
to your computer. set it to [Normal].
2 To a wall
outlet (wall
socket)
1

AC Adaptor

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P Disconnecting the USB multi Copying images When an image with the same
cable, removing the “Memory file name exists in the copy
– Windows 98/98SE/2000/Me
Stick,” or turning off the camera destination folder
during a USB connection a Double-click [My Computer], The overwrite confirmation message
For Windows 2000, Me, or XP users then double-click [Removable appears. When you overwrite the existing
Disk]. image with the new one, the original file
1 Double-click on the tasktray.
The contents of the “Memory Stick” data is deleted.
inserted in your camera appear.
• This section describes an example of copying To change the file name
images to the “My Documents” folder. To copy an image file to the computer
• When the “Removable Disk” icon is not shown, without overwriting, change the file name
Double-click here see page 85.
to the desired name and then copy the image
• When using Windows XP, see page 85.
file. However, note that if you change the
2 Click (Sony DSC), then click [Stop]. b Double-click [DCIM], then file name, you may not be able to play back
3 Confirm the device on the confirmation double-click the folder that the that image with your camera. To play back
window, then click [OK]. image files you want to copy images with the camera, perform the
4 Click [OK]. are stored. operation on page 88.
Step 4 is unnecessary for Windows XP
users. c Right-click the image file to
5 Disconnect the USB multi cable, remove display the menu, then select
the “Memory Stick,” or turn off the [Copy] from the menu.
camera.
d Double-click the [My
For Windows 98 or 98SE users Documents] folder and right-
Confirm that the access indicators (page 83) click on the “My Documents”
on the screen are turned white and carry out window to display the menu,
only step 5 above. then select [Paste] from the
menu.
The image files are copied to the “My
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When a removable disk icon is – Windows XP e Select [Nothing. I’m finished
not shown working with these pictures],
Copying images using the then click [Next].
1 Right-click [My Computer] to display
the menu, then click [Properties].
Windows XP AutoPlay wizard The “Completing the Scanner and
The “System Properties” screen appears. a Make a USB connection Camera Wizard” screen appears.
2 Display [Device Manager]. (page 83). Click [Copy pictures f Click [Finish].
1 Click [Hardware]. to a folder on my computer The wizard closes.
2 Click [Device Manager]. using Microsoft Scanner and
• For Windows 98, 98SE, Me users, • To continue copying other images, follow the
Camera Wizard], then click
step 1 is unnecessary. Click the procedure given under P on page 84 to
[Device Manager] tab. [OK].
disconnect the USB multi cable and reconnect
3 If [ Sony DSC] is displayed, delete it. The “Scanner and Camera Wizard” it. Then, perform the procedure from step 1
screen appears. again.

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1 Right-click [ Sony DSC].
2 Click [Uninstall]. b Click [Next].
The “Confirm Device Removal” The images stored on the “Memory
screen appears. Stick” are displayed.
• For Windows 98, 98SE, Me users,
click [Remove]. c Click the checkbox of images
3 Click [OK]. that you do not want to copy to
The device is deleted. your computer to remove the
checkmark, then click [Next].
Try the USB driver installation again using
the CD-ROM (page 82). The “Picture Name and Destination”
screen appears.
d Select a name and destination
for your pictures, then click
[Next].
Image copying starts. When the
copying is completed, the “Other
Options” screen appears.

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Viewing the images on your Image file storage destinations and file names
computer The image files recorded with your camera are grouped as folders in the “Memory Stick.”
a Click [Start], then click [My
Documents]. Example: when viewing folders on Windows XP

The “My Documents” folder contents


are displayed.

• This section describes the procedure for


viewing copied images in the “My Documents”
folder.
• When not using Windows XP, double-click
[My Documents] on the desktop. Folder containing image data which was
recorded using the camera not equipped
b Double-click the desired image with the folder creating function
file.
Folder containing image data which was
The image is displayed. recorded using your camera. When not
creating any folders, there is only the
“101MSDCF” folder
Folder containing movie data, etc., which
was recorded using the camera not
equipped with the folder creating function

• You cannot record any images to “100MSDCF” or “MSSONY” folders. The images in
these folders are available only for viewing.
• For more information about the folder, see pages 46, 61.

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Folder File name File meaning
101MSDCF to DSC0ssss.JPG • Still image files shot in
999MSDCF – Normal mode (page 22)
– Burst mode (page 58)
– Multi Burst mode (page 59)
MOV0ssss.MPG • Movie files (page 76)
MOV0ssss.THM • Index image files recorded simultaneously in movie mode (page 76)

• ssss stands for any number within the range from 0001 to 9999.
• The numerical portions of a movie file recorded in movie mode and its corresponding index image file are the same.

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Viewing image files once a Right-click the image file, then Installing “Picture Package”
copied to a computer with click [Rename]. Change the file
“Picture Package” is only for
your camera name to “DSC0ssss”. Windows computers.
When an image file copied to a computer no Enter a number from 0001 to 9999 for You can use the “Picture Package” software
longer remains in a “Memory Stick,” you ssss. on your Windows computer to copy, view
can view that image again on your camera and edit the images shot with your camera.
• An extension may be displayed depending on When you install “Picture Package,” the
by copying the image file in the computer to the computer settings. The extension for still
a “Memory Stick.” USB driver is also installed at the same
images is JPG, and the extension for movies is
MPG. Do not change the extension. time.
• Step 1 is not necessary when the file name set
with your camera has not been changed. b Copy the image file to the • When the computer is in use, shut down all
• You may be unable to play back some images “Memory Stick” folder. application software before you install “Picture
depending on the image size. Package.”
1 Right-click the image file, then
• When an image file has been processed by a
click [Copy].
computer or when the image file was recorded For computer environment
using a model other than your camera, playback 2 Select and double-click the [DCIM]
on your camera is not guaranteed. folder from [Removable Disk] or See page 81 for the basic Windows
• When the overwrite confirmation message [Sony MemoryStick] in [My operating environment. Other system
appears, enter a different number in step 1. Computer]. requirements are as follows.
• When there is no folder, first create a folder 3 Right-click the [sssMSDCF]
with your camera and then copy the image file folder in the [DCIM] folder and Software: Macromedia Flash Player 6.0 or
(page 46). click [Paste]. sss stands for any later, Windows Media Player 7.0 or later,
number within the range from 100 DirectX 9.0b or later
to 999. Sound card: 16-bit stereo sound card with
speakers
Memory: 64 MB or more (128 MB or
more is recommended.)
Hard Disk: Disk space required for
installation: approximately 200 MB
Display: Video card (Direct Draw driver
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• When automatically creating slide shows b Click [Picture Package]. d Click [Next].
(page 92), a Pentium III 500 MHz or The “License Agreement” screen
faster CPU is required. appears.
• This software is compatible with DirectX Read the agreement carefully. If you
technology. “DirectX” must be installed accept the terms of the agreement,
for use. check the “I accept the terms of the
• A separate environment for operating the license agreement” checkbox and click
recording device is required in order to [Next].
write to CD-Rs.
a Turn on your computer, and “Choose Setup Language” screen
insert the CD-ROM (supplied) appears.
into the CD-ROM drive. c Select the desired language,

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The installation menu screen appears. then click [Next].
• If you have not yet installed the USB
driver (page 82), do not connect the
camera to the computer before you install
the “Picture Package” software (except for
Windows XP).

• This section describes the English screen.

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e Click [Next]. g Confirm if the checkbox of Copying images using
“Yes, I want to restart my “Picture Package”
computer now” is checked,
then click [Finish]. Connect the camera and your computer
with the USB multi cable.
Your computer restarts.
“Picture Package” starts up automatically
and the images are copied to the computer
automatically. After the images are copied,
“Picture Package Viewer” starts up and the
images copied are displayed.
f Click [Install] on the “Ready to
Install the Program” screen.
The installation starts.
The shortcut icons of “Picture Package
Menu” and “Picture Package
destination Folder” are displayed.
h Remove the CD-ROM.

If the “Welcome to setup for Direct X” • Normally “Picture Package” and “Date” folders
screen appears after you install the are created inside the “My Picture” folder, and
application software, follow the all of the image files recorded with the camera
instructions. are copied into these folders.
• Windows XP is set so that the OS AutoPlay
Wizard activates.
If you deactivate the OS AutoPlay Wizard,
cancel the activation using [Settings] on the
“Picture Package Menu.”
• If “Picture Package” cannot copy images
automatically, start up “Picture Package Menu”
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Using “Picture Package” Viewing images on a computer Storing images on a CD-R
Click [Viewing video and pictures on PC] Click [Save the images on CD-R] on the left
Start up the [Picture Package Menu] on the
on the left side of the screen, then click side of the screen, then click [Save the
desktop to use the various functions.
[Viewing video and pictures on PC] in the images on CD-R] in the lower-right corner
lower-right corner of the screen. of the screen.
• The initial screen may differ depending on your
computer. You can change the menu display
order to suit your taste by clicking [Settings] at
the lower-right corner of the screen.
• For details on the use of the application
software, click at the upper-right corner of
each screen to show the on-line help.
Technical support of “Picture
Package” is provided by the Pixela

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User Support Center. For more
information, refer to the enclosed The screen used for viewing images The screen used for storing images on
information with the CD-ROM. appears. a CD-R appears.

• A CD-R drive is required to store images


on a CD-R. For further information on
compatible drives, see the following home
page of the Pixela User Support Center.
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Creating a slide show USB mode
Click [Automatic Slideshow Producer] on Copying images to There are two modes for a USB connection
the left side of the screen, then click your computer when connecting with a computer,
[Automatic Slideshow Producer] in the [Normal] and [PTP]* modes. The default
lower-right corner of the screen.
— For Macintosh users setting is the [Normal] mode. This section
describes the [Normal] mode as an
Recommended computer example.
environment * Compatible only with Mac OS X. When
OS: Mac OS 9.1, 9.2, or Mac OS X (v10.0/ connected to a computer, only the data in the
v10.1/v10.2/v10.3) folder selected by the camera is copied to the
computer. To select the folder, follow the
The above OS must be installed at the
procedure on page 61.
factory.
USB connector: Provided as standard
• If you connect two or more USB equipment to
Communication with your
The screen used for creating a slide a single computer at the same time, some computer
show appears. equipment, including your camera, may not When your computer resumes from the
operate depending on the type of USB suspend or sleep mode, communication
equipment.
between your camera and your computer
• Operations are not guaranteed when using a
USB hub. may not recover at the same time.
• Operations are not guaranteed for all the
recommended computer environments When a USB connector is not
mentioned above.
provided on your computer
When neither a USB connector nor a
“Memory Stick” slot is provided, you can
copy images using an additional device. See
the Sony Website for details.
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a Connecting your camera to b Copying images Using “ImageMixer VCD2”
your computer 1 Double-click the newly recognized icon
For details, see page 83. “ImageMixer VCD2” is only for
on the desktop.
Macintosh (Mac OS X (v10.1.5) or
The contents of the “Memory Stick”
Disconnecting the USB multi cable, later) computers.
inserted in your camera appear.
removing the “Memory Stick,” or Using “ImageMixer VCD2” on the CD-
2 Double-click [DCIM]. ROM supplied with your camera, you can
turning off the camera during a USB
3 Double-click the folder that the images create a video CD using the image or movie
connection
you want to copy are stored. materials that are stored in your computer.
Drag and drop the drive icon or the icon of
the “Memory Stick” to the “Trash” icon, 4 Drag and drop the image files to the hard You can create an image file that is
then remove the USB multi cable, remove disk icon. compatible with the video CD creation
the “Memory Stick,” or turn off the camera. function of Toast by Roxio (not supplied).
• The image files are copied to your hard disk.

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For details on the storage location of the images • When the computer is in use, shut down all
• If you are using Mac OS X v10.0, remove the
and file names, see page 86. other application software before you install
USB multi cable etc., after you have turned
“ImageMixer VCD2.”
your computer off. c Viewing the images on your
computer Technical support of “ImageMixer VCD2” is
provided by the Pixela User Support Center.
1 Double-click the hard disk icon. For more information, refer to the enclosed
information with the CD-ROM.
2 Double-click the desired image file in
the folder containing the copied files.
The image file opens.

• “Picture Package” cannot be used with


Macintosh.

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Required computer environment a Installing “ImageMixer VCD2” 4 Select the folder in which the desired
OS: Mac OS X (v10.1.5 or later) images are stored.
1 Turn on your computer.
The above OS must be installed at the 1 Select the desired folder on the left
• The display settings should be 1024 × 768
factory. dots or higher and 32,000 colors or higher.
frame, then click [Add]. The selected
CPU: iMac, eMac, iBook, PowerBook, folder moves to the right frame.
2 Insert the CD-ROM (supplied) into the
PowerMac G3/G4 series 2 Click [Next].
CD-ROM drive.
Memory: 128 MB or more (256 MB or 5 Set up the menu background, buttons,
3 Double-click the CD-ROM icon. titles, and so on, then click [Next].
more is recommended.)
Hard Disk: Disk space required for 4 Copy the [IMXINST.SIT] file in the Confirm the set up according to your
installation: approximately 250 MB [MAC] folder to the hard disk icon. preferences.
Display: 1024 × 768 dots or more, 5 Double-click the [IMXINST.SIT] file in 6 Confirm the preview of the Video CD
32,000 colors or more the copy-to folder. file.
6 Double-click the [ImageMixer 1 Click the file you want to preview on
• QuickTime 4 or later must be pre-installed. VCD2_Install] extracted file. the left frame.
(QuickTime 5 is recommended.) 2 Click [B] to preview the file.
• Operations are not guaranteed for all the 7 After the user information screen
recommended computer environments appears, enter the desired name and 7 Click [Next] and enter the disk name and
mentioned above. password. its destination.
The installation of the software starts. The preparation for storing the file on a
CD-R is completed.
b Creating a video CD
• “ImageMixer VCD2” can create only the disk
1 Open the [ImageMixer] folder in
image to store the image file on a CD-R in the
[Application]. video CD format. Toast by Roxio (not supplied)
2 Click [ImageMixer VCD2]. is required to create a video CD.
3 Click [Video CD].
The Video disc mode starts up.
• You cannot create a DVD Video.

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Troubleshooting
2 Should your camera still not work 3 Should your camera still not work
Troubleshooting properly, press the RESET button inside properly, consult your Sony dealer or
the battery/“Memory Stick” cover using local authorized Sony service facility.
If you experience trouble with your camera, a fine-tipped object, then turn on the
try the following solutions. power again. (All the settings including
1 First check the items on the tables below. date and time are cleared.)
If code displays “C:ss:ss”
appear on the screen, the self-
diagnosis display function is
working (page 107).

RESET button

Battery pack and power


Symptom Cause Solution
You cannot charge the • The camera is turned on. p Turn the camera off (page 15).
battery pack.

Troubleshooting
The battery pack cannot • The battery pack is not installed correctly. p Install the battery pack while pushing the battery eject lever
be installed. toward the front of the camera using the front edge of the battery
pack (page 11).
p Install the battery pack correctly (page 11).
The /CHG lamp flashes • The battery pack is not installed correctly. p Install the battery pack correctly (page 11).
when charging a battery • The battery pack has malfunctioned. p Consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service
pack. facility.
The /CHG lamp does not • The AC Adaptor is disconnected. p Properly connect the AC Adaptor (page 14).
light up when charging a • The AC Adaptor has malfunctioned. p Consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service
battery pack. facility.
• The battery pack is not installed correctly. p Install the battery pack correctly (page 11).
• The battery pack is completely charged. —

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Symptom Cause Solution
The battery remaining • You have used the camera in an extremely hot or p See page 118.
indicator is incorrect, or an extremely cold location.
sufficient battery • A deviation has occurred in the remaining p Fully discharge and then charge the battery pack so that the
remaining indicator is battery time. battery remaining indicator functions correctly (page 12).
displayed but the power • The battery pack is discharged. p Install a charged battery pack (page 11).
runs out soon. • The battery pack is dead (page 118). p Replace the battery pack with a new one.
The battery pack runs • You have used the camera in an extremely cold p See page 118.
down too quickly. location.
• The DC plug is dirty so the battery pack is not p Clean the pins of the DC plug with a cotton swab, etc., and
charged enough. charge the battery pack (page 11).
• The battery pack is dead (page 118). p Replace the battery pack with a new one.
You cannot turn on the • The battery pack is not installed correctly. p Install the battery pack correctly (page 11).
camera. • The AC Adaptor is disconnected. p Properly connect the AC Adaptor (page 14).
• The AC Adaptor has malfunctioned. p Consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service
facility.
• The battery pack is discharged. p Install a charged battery pack (page 11).
• The battery pack is dead (page 118). p Replace the battery pack with a new one.
The power turns off • If you do not operate the camera for about three p Turn on the camera again (page 15) or use the AC Adaptor
suddenly. minutes while the power is on, the camera turns (page 14).
off automatically to prevent wearing down the
battery pack (page 15).
• The battery pack is discharged. p Install a charged battery pack (page 11).

Shooting still images/movies


Symptom Cause Solution
The LCD screen is not • The power was turned off with the LCD screen p Turn on the LCD screen (page 30).
turned on even when the turned off the last time you used the camera.
power is turned on.
The subject is not visible • The mode dial is not set to , P, M, SCN or p Set it to , P, M, SCN or (page 10).
on the LCD screen. .

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Symptom Cause Solution
The LCD screen turns • The image size is set to [640(Fine)] while an p Disconnect the A/V multi cable.
blue and the subject does A/V multi cable is connected to the multi p Set the image size to other than [640(Fine)].
not appear when connector.
recording movies.
The image is out of focus. • The subject is too close. p Record in the close-ups (Macro) recording mode. Make sure to
position the lens farther away from the subject than the shortest
shooting distance when shooting (page 26).
• (Twilight mode), (Landscape mode) or p Set it to other modes than (Twilight mode), (Landscape
(Fireworks mode) is selected for the Scene mode) or (Fireworks mode) (page 35).
Selection function.
• The focus preset function is selected. p Set to the auto focus mode (page 49).
Zoom does not work. • You cannot change the zoom scale when —
shooting movies.
Precision digital zoom • [Digital Zoom] is set to [Smart] or [Off] in the Set [Digital Zoom] to [Precision] (pages 25, 45 and 113).
does not function. SET UP settings.
• This function cannot be used during shooting —
movies.
Smart zoom does not • [Digital Zoom] is set to [Precision]or [Off] in the p Set [Digital Zoom] to [Smart] (pages 25, 45 and 113).
function. SET UP settings.
• The image size is set to [5M] or [3:2]. p Set image size to other settings except [5M] and [3:2]
(pages 19 and 25).
• You are shooting in Multi Burst mode. p The smart zoom cannot be used in Multi Burst mode

Troubleshooting
(pages 25 and 59).
• This function cannot be used during shooting —
movies.
The image is too dark. • You are shooting a subject with a light source p Select the metering mode (page 55).
behind the subject. p Adjust the exposure (pages 52, 53 and 109).
• The brightness of the LCD screen is too low. p Adjust the brightness of the LCD backlight (page 114).
The image is too bright. • You are shooting a spotlighted subject in a dark p Adjust the exposure (pages 52, 53 and 109).
location such as on a stage.
• The brightness of the LCD screen is too bright. p Adjust the brightness of the LCD backlight (page 114).
The image is • [PFX] (P. Effect) is set to [B&W]. p Set it to the other modes than [B&W] (page 60).
monochrome (black and
white).
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Symptom Cause Solution
Vertical streaks appear • The smear phenomenon is occurring. p This phenomenon is not a malfunction.
when you are shooting a
very bright subject.
Noise appears in the • The camera is functioning to increase the p There is no effect on the recorded image.
image when you view the visibility of the LCD screen by temporarily
LCD screen in a dark brightening the image under conditions of low
place. illumination.
Your camera cannot • No “Memory Stick” has been inserted. p Insert a “Memory Stick” (page 18).
record images. • The capacity of the “Memory Stick” is full. p Delete unnecessary images saved in the “Memory Stick” (pages
40 and 78).
p Change the “Memory Stick”.
• The write-protect switch on the “Memory Stick” p Set it to the recording position (page 116).
is set to the LOCK position.
• You cannot record images while charging the —
flash.
• The mode dial is not set to , P, M or SCN p Set it to , P, M or SCN (page 10).
when shooting still images.
• The mode dial is not set to when shooting p Set it to (page 76).
movies.
• The image size is set to [640(Fine)] when p Insert a “Memory Stick PRO” (pages 76 and 116).
recording movies. p Set the image size to other than [640(Fine)].
Recording takes a long • NR slow shutter function is activated. p See page 35.
time.
The flash does not work. • The mode dial is set to , SET UP or . p Set it to , P, M or SCN (page 10).
• The flash is set to (No flash). p Set the flash to auto (No indicator), (Forced flash) or SL
(Slow synchro) (page 28).
• (Twilight mode), (Fireworks mode) or p Select other modes than (Twilight mode), (Fireworks
(Candle mode) is selected for the Scene mode) or (Candle mode) (page 35).
Selection function when shooting still images.
• (Landscape mode), (Snow mode), p Set the flash to (Forced flash) (page 28).
(Beach mode) or (High-speed shutter
mode) is selected for the Scene Selection
function when shooting still images.
• [Mode] (REC Mode) is set to [Burst] or [Multi p Set it to other modes than [Burst] or [Multi Burst].
Burst].
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Symptom Cause Solution
The close-ups (Macro) • (Twilight mode), (Landscape mode), p Select other modes than (Twilight mode), (Landscape
function does not work. (Fireworks mode) or (Candle mode) is mode), (Fireworks mode) or (Candle mode)
selected for the Scene Selection function when (page 35).
shooting still images.
The eyes of the subject — p Set [Red Eye Reduction] in the SET UP settings to [On] (pages
come out red. 29 and 113).
The date and time are • The date and time are not set correctly. p Set the correct date and time (pages 16 and 114).
recorded incorrectly.
The F value and shutter • The exposure is incorrect. p Correct the exposure (page 53).
speed flash when you
press and hold the shutter
button halfway down.
Horizontal line appears • This is due to the structure of the finder. p This condition is not a malfunction.
within the finder.

Viewing images
Symptom Cause Solution
Your camera cannot play • The mode dial is not set to . p Set it to (page 36).
back images. • The folder/file name has been changed on your p See page 88.
computer.

Troubleshooting
• Your camera cannot play back image files —
copied from the hard disk of your computer if the
image has been modified.
• The camera is in USB mode. p Cancel USB communication (pages 84 and 93).
The image appears rough • The image may appear rough right after p This is not a malfunction.
right after playback starts. playback starts due to the image processing.
The image does not • The video output signal setting of your camera in p Change the setting (pages 45 and 114).
appear on the TV screen. the SET UP settings is incorrect.
• The connection is not correct. p Check the connection (page 38).
The image cannot be — p See page 100.
played back on a
computer.
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Deleting/Editing Images
Symptom Cause Solution
Your camera cannot • The image is protected. p Cancel the protection (page 66).
delete an image. • The write-protect switch on the “Memory Stick” p Set it to the recording position (page 116).
is set to the LOCK position.
You have deleted an • Once you have deleted an image, you cannot p Marking - (protect) will prevent you from deleting images by
image by mistake. restore it. mistake (page 66).
p We recommend that you set the “Memory Stick” write-protect
switch to the LOCK position to prevent accidental erasure
(page 116).
The resizing function • You cannot resize movies and Multi Burst —
does not work. images.

You cannot display a print • You cannot display print (DPOF) marks on —
(DPOF) mark. movies.
You cannot cut a movie. • The movie is not long enough to cut. —
• Protected movie cannot be cut. p Cancel the protection (page 66).
• Still images cannot be cut. —

Computers
Symptom Cause Solution
You do not know if the OS — p Check “Recommended computer environment”
of your computer is (pages 81 and 92).
compatible.
You cannot install the — p In Windows 2000, log on as Administrator (authorized
USB driver. Administrators) (page 81).

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Symptom Cause Solution
Your computer does not • The camera is turned off. p Turn on the camera (page 15).
recognize your camera. • The battery level is low. p Use the AC Adaptor (page 14).
• You are not using the supplied USB multi cable. p Use the supplied USB multi cable (pages 83 and 93).
• The USB multi cable is not connected firmly. p Disconnect the USB multi cable from both the computer and the
camera, and connect it again firmly. Make sure that “USB
Mode” is displayed on the LCD screen (page 83).
• [USB Connect] is not set to [Normal] in the SET p Set it to [Normal] (pages 45 and 114).
UP settings.
• The USB connectors on your computer are p Disconnect all equipment other than the keybord and the mouse
connected to other equipment besides the from the USB connectors (page 81).
keyboard, the mouse, and your camera.
• The camera is not connected directly to your p Connect the camera directly to your computer without passing
computer. through a USB hub or other device (page 81).
• The USB driver is not installed. p Install the USB driver (page 82).
• Your computer does not properly recognize the p Delete the erroneously recognized device from your computer
device because you connected the camera and (page 85), then install the USB driver (page 82).
your computer with the USB multi cable before
you installed the “USB Driver” from the
supplied CD-ROM.
You cannot copy images. • The camera is not correctly connected to your p Connect the camera and your computer correctly using the
computer. supplied USB multi cable (page 83).
• You are not using the correct copy procedure for p Follow the designated copy procedure for your OS
your OS. (pages 84, 85, 90 and 92).

Troubleshooting
• You attempted to shoot using a “Memory Stick” p Shoot using a “Memory Stick” formatted by your camera.
formatted by a computer.
After making a USB — p Start up the “Picture Package Menu” and check [Settings].
connection, “Picture — p Make a USB connection when the computer is turned on
Package” does not (page 83).
automatically start.
The image cannot be — p If you are using the “Picture Package” application software,
played back on a click on help at the upper-right corner of each screen.
computer. — p Consult the computer or software manufacturer.

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Symptom Cause Solution
The image and sound are • You are playing back the movie directly from the p Copy the movie to the hard disk of your computer and then play
interrupted by noise when “Memory Stick”. back the movie from the hard disk (pages 84, 85, 90 and 92).
you view a movie on a
computer.
You cannot print an — p Check the printer settings.
image.
Images once copied to a • Copied to a wrong folder. p Copy them to an available folder, such as “101MSDCF”
computer cannot be (page 88).
viewed on the camera.

“Memory Stick”
Symptom Cause Solution
You cannot insert a • You are inserting it backwards. p Insert it from the right side (page 18).
“Memory Stick.”
You cannot record on a • The write-protect switch on the “Memory Stick” p Set it to the recording position (page 116).
“Memory Stick.” is set to the LOCK position.
• The capacity of the “Memory Stick” is full. p Delete unnecessary images saved in the “Memory Stick”
(pages 40 and 78).
• The image size is set to [640(Fine)] when p Insert a “Memory Stick PRO” (pages 76 and 116).
recording movies. p Set the image size to other than [640(Fine)].
You cannot format a • The write-protect switch on the “Memory Stick” p Set it to the recording position (page 116).
“Memory Stick.” is set to the LOCK position.
You have formatted a • All the data on the “Memory Stick” are deleted p We recommend that you set the “Memory Stick” write-protect
“Memory Stick” by by formatting. You cannot restore them. switch to the LOCK position to prevent accidental erasure
mistake. (page 116).

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PictBridge compliant printer
Symptom Cause Solution
The connection cannot be • The printer is not compliant with the PictBridge. p Consult with the printer manufacturer.
established. • The printer is not set for the connection with the p Check that the printer is turned on and can connect with the
camera. camera.
• [USB Connect] is not set to [PictBridge] in the p Set it to [PictBridge] (page 114).
SET UP settings.
• Depending on the circumstances, the connection p Disconnect and connect the USB multi cable again. If an error
may not be established. message is indicated on the printer, refer to the operating
instructions supplied with the printer.
You cannot print images. • The camera is not connected to the printer. p Check that the camera and the printer are properly connected
using the USB multi cable.
• The printer is not turned on. p Turn on the printer. For further information, refer to the
operating instructions supplied with it.
• If you select [Exit] during printing, you may not p Disconnect and connect the USB multi cable again. If you
print again depending on your printer. cannot print still, disconnect the USB multi cable, turn off and
on the printer, then connect the USB multi cable again.
• Movies cannot be printed. —
• Images modified with a computer or images shot —
using other than this camera may not be able to
be printed.
Printing is canceled. • You disconnected the USB multi cable before —
the (Not disconnect USB multi cable)

Troubleshooting
mark disappears.
You cannot insert the date • The printer does not provide these functions. p Consult with the printer manufacturer whether the printer
or print images in the provides these functions or not.
index mode. • The date may not be inserted in the index mode p Consult with the printer manufacturer.
depending on the printer.
“---- -- --” is printed on the • The recording date data is not recorded on the p The images that do not have the recording date data cannot be
date-inserted part. image. printed with the date inserted. Set [Date] to [Off] and print it.

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Others
Symptom Cause Solution
Your camera does not • You are not using an “InfoLITHIUM” battery p Use an “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack (page 117).
work. pack.
• The battery level is low. (The E indicator p Charge the battery pack (page 11).
appears.)
• The AC Adaptor is not connected securely. p Connect it securely to the DC IN jack of your camera and to a
wall outlet (wall socket) (page 14).
The power is on, but the • The built-in microcomputer is not working p Disconnect, and then, after one minute, reconnect all power
camera does not work. properly. sources and turn on the camera. If this does not work, press the
RESET button located inside the battery/“Memory Stick” cover
with a pointed object, then turn the power on again. (This will
clear the date and time settings, etc.)
You cannot identify an — p Check the indicator (pages 120 to 123).
indicator on the screen.
The lens gets fogged. • Moisture condensation has occurred. p Turn off the camera and leave for about an hour at room
temperature for the moisture to evaporate before use (page 115).
The camera becomes — p This is not a malfunction.
warm when you use it for
the long time.
The lens does not move • The battery pack is discharged. p Replace it with a charged battery pack (page 11) or use the AC
when you turn off the Adaptor (page 14).
camera.

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Warnings and
messages
The following messages may appear on the screen.
Message Meaning/Corrective Action
No Memory Stick • Insert a “Memory Stick” (page 18).
System error • Turn the power off and on again (page 15).
Memory Stick error • The inserted “Memory Stick” cannot be used in your camera (page 116).
• The “Memory Stick” is damaged.
• The terminal section of the “Memory Stick” is dirty.
• Insert the “Memory Stick” correctly (page 18).
Memory Stick type error • The inserted “Memory Stick” cannot be used in your camera (page 116).
Format error • Failed to format the “Memory Stick.” Format the “Memory Stick” again (page 42).
Memory Stick locked • The write-protect switch on the “Memory Stick” is set to the LOCK position. Set it to the recording position
(page 116).
No memory space • The capacity of the “Memory Stick” is insufficient. You cannot record images. Delete unnecessary images (pages 40
and 78).
Read only memory • Your camera cannot record or delete images to this “Memory Stick.”
No file in this folder • No images have been recorded in this folder.

Troubleshooting
Folder error • A folder with the same first three digits number already exists in the “Memory Stick.” (For example: 123MSDCF
and 123ABCDE) Select other folders, or create a new folder.
Cannot create more folders • The folder whose first three digits of the name is “999” exists in the “Memory Stick.” You cannot create any folders.
Cannot record • The camera cannot record images in the selected folder. Select a different folder (page 46).
File error • An error occurred while playing back the image.
File protect • The image is protected against erasure. Release the protection (page 67).
For "InfoLITHIUM" battery • The battery pack is not the “InfoLITHIUM” type.
only
Image size over • You are playing back an image of a size that cannot be played back on your camera.

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Message Meaning/Corrective Action
Cannot divide • The movie is not long enough to be divided.
• The file is not a movie.
Invalid operation • You are playing back a file that was created on equipment other than this camera.
• The battery level is low or zero. Charge the battery pack (page 11). 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.
• Camera shake may occur due to insufficient light. Use the flash, mount the camera on a tripod, or otherwise secure
the camera in place.
Turn the power off and on • A problem with the lens caused an error.
again
640(Fine) is not available • 640(Fine) size movies can be recorded only using “Memory Stick PRO.” Insert a “Memory Stick PRO” or set the
image size to other than [640(Fine)].
Enable printer to connect • [USB Connect] is set to [PictBridge], however the camera is connected to a non-PictBridge compliant device. Check
the device.
• Depending on the circumstances, the connection may not be established. Disconnect and connect the USB multi
cable again. If an error message is indicated on the printer, refer to the operating instructions supplied with the
printer.
Connect to device • You tried to print images before the printer connection was established. Connect to a PictBridge compliant printer.
No printable image • You tried to execute [DPOF image] without checking the mark.
• You tried to execute [All In This Folder] while selecting the folder that stores only movies. You cannot print movies.
Printer busy • Since the printer is busy, it cannot receive print requests. Check the printer.
Paper error • A paper error occurred, such as paper-out, paper-jam, etc. Check the printer.
Ink error • An ink error occurred. Check the printer.
Printer error • The camera received an error from the printer. Check the printer, or check if the image you want to print is corrupted.
• The data transmission to the printer may not be completed yet. Do not disconnect the USB multi cable.

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Code Cause Countermeasure
Self-diagnosis display C:32: ss There is trouble with your • Turn the power off and on again
camera’s hardware. (page 15).
– If a code starting with an alphabet
letter appears C:13: ss The camera cannot read or write • Re-insert the “Memory Stick” several
data on the “Memory Stick.” times.
Your camera has a self-diagnosis display. An unformatted “Memory Stick” • Format the “Memory Stick” (page 42).
This function displays the camera condition is inserted.
on the LCD screen with a combination of a
The inserted “Memory Stick” • Insert a new “Memory Stick” (page 18).
letter and four numerical digits. If this cannot be used with your camera,
occurs, check the following code chart and or the data is damaged.
attempt the corresponding corrective E:61: ss A camera malfunction that you • Press the RESET button (page 95) located
actions. The last two digits (indicated by E:91: ss cannot reverse has occurred. inside the battery/“Memory Stick” cover,
ss) will differ depending on the state of then turn the power on again.
the camera.
If you are unable to solve the problem even after trying the corrective actions a few times,
contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility.

C:32:ss

Troubleshooting
Self-diagnosis display

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Additional information
Multi Burst (Units: images)
Number of images 16MB 32MB 64MB 128MB MSX-256 MSX-512 MSX-1G
that can be saved or 1M 24 (46) 50 (93) 101 (187) 202 (376) 357 (649) 726 (1320) 1482 (2694)
shooting time
Movie
The number of images that can be saved and 16MB 32MB 64MB 128MB MSX-256 MSX-512 MSX-1G
the shooting time differ, depending on the
640(Fine) — — — — 0:02:57 0:06:02 0:12:20
capacity of the “Memory Stick,” the image
640(Standard) 0:00:42 0:01:27 0:02:56 0:05:54 0:10:42 0:21:47 0:44:27
size, and the image quality. Refer to the
160 0:11:12 0:22:42 0:45:39 1:31:33 2:51:21 5:47:05 11:44:22
following charts when you choose a
“Memory Stick.” The numbers indicate the recording time. For example: “1:34:45” indicates “1 hour, 34 minutes, 45
seconds.”

• The number of images is listed in Fine


• The image size is as follows:
(Standard) order. 640(Fine): 640×480
• The values for the number of images that 640(Standard): 640×480
can be saved and the shooting time may 160: 160×112
vary, depending on the shooting
conditions.
• For normal shooting times and numbers
of images that can be saved, see page 21.
• When the number of remaining shooting
images is greater than 9,999, the “>9999”
indicator appears on the LCD screen.

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Menu items
Menu items that can be modified differ
depending on the position of the mode dial
or the setting.
Factory settings are indicated with x.

When the mode dial is set to


Item Setting Description
Mode (REC Mode) Multi Burst – Records a continuous burst of 16 frames within a single still image (page 59).
Burst – Records continuously (page 58).
xNormal – Records an image using the normal recording mode.

When the mode dial is set to P, M or SCN


Item Setting Description
SCN (Scene)1) / / / / / / Sets the Scene Selection mode (page 32).
/ /x
(EV)2) +2.0EV / +1.7EV / +1.3EV /+1.0EV / Adjusts the exposure (page 53).
+0.7EV / +0.3EV / x0EV / –0.3EV /

Additional information
–0.7EV / –1.0EV / –1.3EV / –1.7EV /
–2.0EV
9 (Focus) / 7.0m / 3.0m / 1.0m / 0.5m / Center Chooses the auto focus method (page 47), or sets the focus preset distance
AF / xMulti AF (page 49).
Spot / xMulti Matches the exposure to the subject you want to shoot (page 55). Set the metering
(Metering Mode) region.
WB (White Bal) WB / / / / / xAuto Sets the white balance (page 56).

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Item Setting Description
ISO 400 / 200 / 100 / xAuto Selects the ISO 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.
• Note that the image tends to become noisier as the ISO sensitivity number
increases.
(P.Quality) xFine / Standard Records images with fine/standard quality (page 45).
Mode (REC Mode) Multi Burst – Records a continuous burst of 16 frames within a single still image (page 59).
Burst – Records continuously (page 58).
xNormal – Records an image using the normal recording mode.
M (Interval)3) 1/7.5 / 1/15 / x1/30 Selects the Multi Burst shutter interval (page 59). (This setting cannot be made
when [Mode] (REC Mode) in the menu is set to other than [Multi Burst].)
(Flash Level)4) + / xNormal / – Selects the amount of flash light (page 57).
PFX (P.Effect) B&W / Sepia / xOff Sets the image special effects (page 60).
(Saturation)5) + / xNormal / – Adjusts the saturation of the image. The indicator appears (except when the
setting is Normal).
(Contrast)5) + / xNormal / – Adjusts the contrast of the image. The indicator appears (except when the
setting is Normal).
(Sharpness)5) + / xNormal / – Adjusts the sharpness of the image. The indicator appears (except when the
setting is Normal).

1) This does not appear when mode dial is set to P or M.


2) This does not appear when mode dial is set to M.
3) This does not appear when (Twilight mode), (Twilight portrait mode), (Fireworks mode) or (Candle mode) is selected in SCN.
4) This does not appear when (Twilight mode), (Fireworks mode) or (Candle mode) is selected in SCN.
5) This does not appear when mode dial is set to SCN.

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When the mode dial is set to
Item Setting Description
(EV) +2.0EV / +1.7EV / +1.3EV /+1.0EV / Adjusts the exposure (page 53).
+0.7EV / +0.3EV / x0EV / –0.3EV /
–0.7EV / –1.0EV / –1.3EV / –1.7EV /
–2.0EV
9 (Focus) / 7.0m / 3.0m / 1.0m / 0.5m / Center Chooses the auto focus method (page 47), or sets the focus preset distance
AF / xMulti AF (page 49).
(Metering mode) Spot / xMulti Matches the exposure to the subject you want to shoot (page 55). Set the metering
region.
WB (White Bal) / / / / xAuto Sets the white balance (page 56).
PFX (P.Effect) B&W / Sepia / xOff Sets the image special effects (page 60).

Additional information
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When the mode dial is set to
Item Setting Description
(Folder) OK / Cancel Selects the folder containing the image you want to play back (page 61).
(Protect) — Protects and unprotects images against accidental erasure (page 66).
(DPOF) — Marks and unmarks the print (DPOF) mark on still images you want to print
(page 68).
(Print) — Prints images using a PictBridge compliant printer (page 70).
(Slide) Interval – Sets the slide show interval (page 63). (Only in single-image mode)
x3 sec / 5 sec / 10 sec / 30 sec / 1 min
Image – Sets the range of the playback images.
xFolder / All
Repeat – Plays back images repeatedly.
xOn / Off
Start – Starts the slide show.
Cancel – Cancels the slide show.
(Resize) 5M / 3M / 1M / VGA / Cancel Changes the recorded still image size (page 67). (Only in single-image mode)
(Rotate) (counter clockwise) / Rotates the still image (page 64). (Only in single-image mode)
(clockwise) / OK / Cancel
(Divide) OK / Cancel Divides a moving image (page 79). (Only in single-image mode)

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SET UP items
Set the mode dial to SET UP. The SET UP
screen appears.
Factory settings are indicated with x.

(Camera)
Item Setting Description
AF Mode xSingle / Monitor Selects the focus operation mode (page 48).
Digital Zoom xSmart / Precision / Off Selects the digital zoom mode (page 24).
Date/time Day&Time / Date / xOff Selects whether to superimpose the date or time onto the image (page 31).
The date and time are not inserted in movie or Multi Burst mode. Also, the date and
time appear only during playback, and do not appear during recording.
Red Eye Reduction On / xOff Reduces the red-eye phenomenon when using a flash (page 29).
AF Illuminator xAuto / Off Selects whether to emit an AF assist light in the dark. Helps when it is hard to focus
on the subject under dark lighting (page 29).
Auto Review On / xOff Selects whether to automatically display the recorded image on the LCD screen
immediately after shooting a still image. When set to [On], the recorded image is
displayed for approximately two seconds. You cannot shoot the next image during
this period.

Additional information
(Memory Stick Tool)
Item Setting Description
Format OK / Cancel Formats the “Memory Stick.” Note that formatting irrevocably erases all data on a “Memory Stick,”
including even protected images (page 42).
Create REC. OK / Cancel Creates a folder for recording images (page 46).
Folder
Change REC. OK / Cancel Changes a folder for recording images (page 46).
Folder

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1
(Setup 1)
Item Setting Description
LCD Backlight Bright / xNormal / Selects the brightness of the LCD backlight. Selecting [Bright] makes the screen bright and easy
Dark to see when using the camera outdoors or in other bright locations, but also uses up the battery
charge faster. Displayed only when you are using the camera with the battery pack.
Beep Shutter – Turns on the shutter sound when you press the shutter button.
xOn – Turns on the beep/shutter sound when you press the control button/ press the shutter button.
Off – Turns off the beep/shutter sound.
A Language — Displays the menu items, warnings and messages in selected language.

2
(Setup 2)
Item Setting Description
File Number xSeries – Assigns numbers to files in sequence even if the “Memory Stick” is changed or the recording
folder is changed.
Reset – Resets the file numbering and starts from 0001 each time the folder is changed. (When the
recording folder contains a file, a number one higher than the largest number is assigned.)
USB Connect PictBridge / PTP / Switches the USB mode when connecting with a computer or a PictBridge compliant printer
xNormal using the USB multi cable (pages 70, 81, 83 and 92).
Video Out NTSC – Sets the video output signal to NTSC mode (e.g., USA, Japan).
PAL – Sets the video output signal to PAL mode (e.g., Europe).
Clock Set OK / Cancel Sets the date and time (pages 16 and 45).

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Cleaning the DC plug On moisture condensation
Precautions Clean the DC plug of the AC Adaptor with If the camera is brought directly from a cold
a dry cotton bud. Do not use the dirty plug. to a warm location, or is placed in a very
Do not leave the camera in the Use of the dirty plug may not properly damp room, moisture may condense inside
following places charge the battery pack. or outside the camera. This moisture
• In extremely hot place, such as in a car condensation may cause a malfunction of
parked in the sun. The camera body may Cleaning the camera surface the camera.
become deformed or this may cause a Clean the camera surface with a soft cloth
malfunction. slightly moistened with water, then wipe Moisture condensation occurs easily
• Under direct sunlight or near a heater. the surface with a dry cloth. Do not use the when:
The camera body may become discolored following as this may damage the finish or • The camera is brought from a cold
or deformed, or this may cause a the casing. location such as a ski slope into a warmly
malfunction. – Chemical products such as thinner, heated room
• On rocking vibration benzine, alcohol, disposable cloth, insect • The camera is taken from an air-
• Near strong magnetic place repellent or insecticide, etc. conditioned room or car interior to the hot
• In sandy or dusty places, be careful not to – Touch the camera with the above on your outdoors, etc.
let sand or dust get into the camera. This hand
may cause the camera to malfunction, and – Contact with rubber or vinyl for a long How to prevent moisture
in some cases this malfunction cannot be time condensation
repaired. When bringing the camera from a cold
On operating temperature place to a warm place, seal the camera in a

Additional information
On cleaning Your camera is designed for use between plastic bag and allow it to adapt to
Cleaning the LCD screen the temperatures of 0°C and 40°C (32° F conditions at the new location over a period
Wipe the screen surface with an LCD and 104° F). Shooting in extremely cold or of time (about an hour).
cleaning kit (not supplied) to remove hot places that exceed this range is not
fingerprints, dust, etc. recommended. If moisture condensation occurs
Turn off the camera and wait about an hour
Cleaning the lens for the moisture to evaporate. Note that if
Wipe the lens with a soft cloth to remove you attempt to shoot with moisture
fingerprints, dust, etc. remaining inside the lens, you will be
unable to record clear images.

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2)
On internal rechargeable button “MagicGate Memory Stick” and “Memory
battery On “Memory Stick” Stick PRO” are equipped with MagicGate
functions. MagicGate is copyright protection
This camera has an internal rechargeable technology that uses encryption technology.
“Memory Stick” is a compact, portable IC
button battery for maintaining the date and Data recording/playback that requires
recording medium with a data capacity that
time and other settings regardless of MagicGate functions cannot be performed
exceeds the capacity of a floppy disk. with this camera.
whether the power is on or off.
The types of “Memory Stick” that can be 3)
This rechargeable button battery is Supports high-speed data transfer using a
used with this camera are listed in the table parallel interface.
continually charged as long as you are using
below. However, proper operation cannot 4)
the camera. However, if you use the camera 640(Fine) size movies can be recorded and
be guaranteed for all “Memory Stick” played back only using “Memory Stick PRO”
for only short periods it discharges
functions. or “Memory Stick PRO Duo.”
gradually, and if you do not use the camera
at all for about one month it becomes Recording/
“Memory Stick” type • “Memory Stick” formatted with a computer is
completely discharged. In this case, be sure Playback4)
not guaranteed to operate with this camera.
to charge this rechargeable button battery Memory Stick a • Data read/write speeds differ depending on the
before using the camera. combination of the “Memory Stick” and the
Memory Stick Duo1) a
However, even if this rechargeable button equipment used.
battery is not charged, you can still use the Memory Stick Duo
camera as long as you do not record the date
(MagicGate/High-speed a2) 3) Notes on using “Memory Stick”
data transfer compatible)1)
and time. (supplied)
MagicGate Memory Stick a2) • You cannot record, edit or delete images if you
slide the write-protect switch to LOCK.
Charging method MagicGate Memory Stick
a2)
Connect the camera to a wall outlet (wall Duo1) Terminal
socket) using the AC Adaptor, or install a Memory Stick PRO a2) 3)
charged battery pack, and leave the camera
for 24 hours or more with the power off. Memory Stick PRO Duo1) a2) 3)
1) When using “Memory Stick Duo” with this Write-protect
• The rechargeable button battery is located camera, be sure to insert into the Memory switch
behind a separate cover inside the battery/ Stick Duo Adaptor.
“Memory Stick” cover. Never remove the Labeling position
rechargeable button battery.
The position and/or the shape of the write-
protect switch may differ depending on the
“Memory Stick” you use.
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• Do not remove the “Memory Stick” while Notes on using a “Memory Stick
reading or writing data. Duo” (not supplied) On “InfoLITHIUM”
• Data may be corrupted in the following cases: • When using a “Memory Stick Duo” with the
– When the “Memory Stick” is removed or the camera, be sure to insert the “Memory Stick
battery pack
camera is turned off during read or write Duo” into a Memory Stick Duo Adaptor.
operation If you insert a “Memory Stick Duo” into a
– When the “Memory Stick” is used in “Memory Stick” compliant device without a
locations subject to static electricity or Memory Stick Duo Adaptor, you might not be
electrical noise able to remove it from the device.
What is the “InfoLITHIUM”
• We recommend backing up important data. • When inserting a “Memory Stick Duo” into a battery pack?
• Do not attach any other material than the Memory Stick Duo Adaptor, make sure the The “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack is a
supplied label on the labeling position. “Memory Stick Duo” is inserted facing in the
• When you attach the supplied label, be sure to lithium-ion battery pack that has functions
correct direction.
attach it to the labeling position. Be careful that for communicating information related to
• When using a “Memory Stick Duo” inserted
the label does not stick out. into a Memory Stick Duo Adaptor with the operating conditions between your camera
• When you carry or store the “Memory Stick,” camera, make sure that the “Memory Stick and the AC Adaptor.
put it in the case supplied with it. Duo” is inserted facing the correct direction. The “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack
• Do not touch the terminal of the “Memory Note that improper use may damage the calculates the power consumption
Stick” with your hand or a metal object. equipment.
• Do not strike, bend or drop the “Memory according to the operating conditions of
• Do not insert a Memory Stick Duo Adaptor into
Stick.” your camera, and displays the remaining
a “Memory Stick” compliant device without a
• Do not disassemble or modify the “Memory “Memory Stick Duo” attached. Doing so may battery time in minutes.
Stick.” result in malfunction of the unit.
• Do not expose the “Memory Stick” to water. • When formatting the “Memory Stick Duo,”
• Do not use or keep the “Memory Stick” under
Charging the battery pack
insert the “Memory Stick Duo” into the
We recommend charging the battery pack

Additional information
the following conditions: Memory Stick Duo Adaptor.
– High temperature locations such as the hot • When the “Memory Stick Duo” is equipped in an ambient temperature of between 10°C
interior of a car parked in direct sunlight with the write protect switch, release its lock. to 30°C (50° F to 86° F). You may not be
– Locations exposed to direct sunlight able to efficiently charge the battery pack
– Humid locations or locations with corrosive
substances Note on using “Memory Stick PRO” outside of this temperature range.
(not supplied)
“Memory Stick PRO” with a capacity up to 1GB
have been confirmed to operate properly with this
camera.

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Effective use of the battery pack How to store the battery pack
• Battery performance decreases in low- • Even if the battery pack will not be used Specifications
temperature surroundings. So, the time that for a long time, fully charge it and use it
the battery pack can be used is shorter in up once per year. Remove the battery x Camera
cold places. We recommend the following pack from your camera, then store it in a [System]
to ensure longer battery pack use: dry, cool place. This is to maintain the Image device
– Put the battery pack in a pocket close to battery pack’s functions. 9.04 mm (1/1.8 type) color CCD
Primary color filter
your body to warm it up, and insert it in • To use the battery pack up on your
Total pixels number of camera
your camera immediately before you camera, leave the POWER button to on in Approx. 5 255 000 pixels
start shooting. slide show playback mode (page 63) until Effective pixels number of camera
• Frequently operating the zoom or flash the power goes off. Approx. 5 090 000 pixels
wears out the battery charge faster. • Always carry and store the battery pack in Lens Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar
• We recommend having spare battery the battery case to prevent the battery 3× zoom lens
f = 7.9 – 23.7 mm (38 – 114 mm when
packs handy for two or three times the terminals from becoming dirty or short converted to a 35 mm still camera)
expected shooting time, and making trial circuited. F2.8 – 5.2
shots before taking the actual shots. Exposure control
• Do not expose the battery pack to water. Automatic exposure, Manual
Battery life exposure, Scene selection (9 modes)
The battery pack is not water-resistant. • The battery life is limited. Battery White balance
capacity decreases little by little as you Automatic, Daylight, Cloudy,
Remaining battery time indicator Fluorescent, Incandescent, Flash
use it more and more, and as time passes.
File format (DCF compliant)
The power may go off although the battery When the battery operating time is Still images: Exif Ver. 2.2 JPEG
remaining indicator shows there is enough shortened considerably, a probable cause compliant, DPOF compatible
power to operate. Use the battery pack up is that the battery pack has reached the Movies: MPEG1 compliant
(Monaural)
and charge the battery pack fully again so end of its life. Buy a new battery pack.
Recording media
that the indication on the battery remaining • The battery life varies according to how it “Memory Stick”
indicator is correct. Note, however, that the is stored and the operating conditions and Flash Recommended distance (ISO set to
correct battery indication sometimes will environment for each battery pack. Auto):
not be restored if the camera is used in high 0.2 m to 3.5 m (7 7/8 inches to 11 feet
5 3/4 inches) (W)
temperatures for a long time or left in a fully
0.3 m to 2.5 m (11 7/8 inches to 8 feet
charged state, or the battery pack is 2 3/8 inches) (T)
frequently used.

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[Input and Output connectors] Exif Print Compatible x Accessories
Multi connector PRINT Image Matching II • AC-LS5/LS5B AC Adaptor (1)
Compatible
USB communication • Power cord (mains lead) (1)
Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0 compliant) PictBridge
Compatible • NP-FR1 battery pack (DSC-P100:1, DSC-
P120:2)
[LCD screen] • Battery case (DSC-P100:1, DSC-P120:2)
x AC-LS5/LS5B AC Adaptor
LCD panel • USB multi cable (1)
4.6 cm (1.8 type) TFT drive Input rating
100 V to 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz, 11 W, • A/V multi cable (1)
Total number of dots
0.16 A to 0.09 A • Wrist strap (1)
134 000 (560×240) dots
Output rating • “Memory Stick” (32 MB) (1)
4.2 V DC, 1.5 A
[Power, general] • CD-ROM (USB driver SPVD-012) (1)
Operating temperature
Used battery pack 0°C to +40°C (+32°F to +104°F) • Operating instructions (1)
NP-FR1 • Soft carrying case (DSC-P120 only) (1)
Storage temperature
Power requirements –20°C to +60°C (–4°F to +140°F)
3.6 V Design and specifications are subject to change
Dimensions without notice.
Power consumption (during shooting with Approx. 48×29×81 mm
LCD screen on) (1 15/16×1 3/16×3 1/4 inches)
1.3 W (W/H/D, excluding projecting parts)
Operating temperature Mass Approx. 130 g (5 oz) excluding
0°C to +40°C (+32°F to +104°F) power cord (mains lead)
Storage temperature
–20°C to +60°C (–4°F to +140°F)
x NP-FR1 battery pack
Dimensions
108×51.5×26.6 mm Used battery

Additional information
(4 3/8×2 1/8×1 1/16 inches) Lithium-ion battery
(W/H/D, excluding maximum Maximum voltage
protrusions) DC 4.2 V
Mass Approx. 183 g (6.5 oz) (including Nominal voltage
battery pack NP-FR1, “Memory DC 3.6 V
Stick” and wrist strap) Capacity 4.4 Wh (1220 mAh)
Microphone
Electret condenser microphone
Speaker Dynamic speaker

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N Multi Burst interval indicator (59)
The LCD screen O Image quality indicator (45)
P Recording folder indicator (46)
When shooting still images Q Remaining number of recordable
images indicator (21)
1 qf R Remaining “Memory Stick”
2 qg capacity indicator
3 qh S Self-diagnosis display (107)/
4 60min VGA 101 qj Date/time indicator (31)
5 1/30” qk T ISO number indicator (110)
C:32:00
ql U Histogram indicator (54)
6
V Menu/Guide menu (44)
+ w;
7 W Aperture value indicator (50)/
8 wa EV level value indicator (53)
9 Return ws X Vibration warning indicator (106)
0 S AF 125 F3.5 +2.0EV Y AF range finder frame (47)
qa wd
• Pressing MENU switches the menu/guide
qs wf menu on/off.
qd wg
A Recording mode indicator (58, G Metering mode indicator (55)/
59)/Image size indicator (19) Picture effect indicator (60)
B Self-timer indicator (27) H Low battery warning indicator
C AE/AF lock indicator (23, 49) (106)
D Battery remaining indicator (12) I Manual exposure setup mode
E White balance indicator (56)/ indicator (50)
Mode dial indicator (10)/ J Macro indicator (26)
Flash mode indicator (28)/ K AF mode (48)/AF range finder
Red-eye reduction indicator (29) frame indicator (47)/Focus preset
F Sharpness indicator (110)/ value (49)
Page numbers in parentheses indicate the
Saturation indicator (110)/ L Spot metering cross hair (56)
location of additional important
Contrast indicator (110)/ M NR slow shutter indicator (35)/
AF illuminator indicator (29, 113) information.
Shutter speed indicator
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When shooting movies
1 9
q;
2 qa
STD
60min 640 101
3 STBY 00:00:00 [00:28:25] qs
C:32:00 qd
4
qf
5 +
6
7 qg
qh
8 qj
A Recording mode indicator (76) K Recording folder indicator (46)
B Battery remaining indicator (12) L Remaining “Memory Stick”
C White balance indicator (56) capacity indicator
D Low battery warning indicator M Self-diagnosis display (107)
(106) N Self-timer indicator (27)
E Metering mode indicator (55)/ O Menu/Guide menu (44)

Additional information
Picture effect indicator (60) P EV level value indicator (53)
F Spot metering cross hair (56) Q AF range finder frame (47)
G Macro indicator (26)
H AF range finder frame indicator • Pressing MENU switches the menu/guide
(47)/Focus preset value (49) menu on/off.
I Image size indicator (76)
J Recording time [maximum
recordable time] indicator (108)
Page numbers in parentheses indicate the
location of additional important
information.
121
When playing back still images

1 9
2 q;
3 qa
60min M
VGA 101 qs
4 101 12/12
qd
C:32:00
5 1.3 +2.0EV qf
qg
6 500 F3.5
qh
7
qj
8 BACK/NEXT VOLUME qk

A Image size indicator (19) L Remaining “Memory Stick”


B Recording mode indicator (58, 59) capacity indicator
C Change folder indicator (61) M Image number/Number of
D Protect indicator (66)/ images recorded in selected
Print (DPOF) mark indicator (68) folder
E Zoom scaling indicator/ N Self-diagnosis display (107)
Frame by frame playback O Metering mode indicator (55)/
indicator (65) Flash indicator/White balance
F Not disconnect USB multi cable indicator (56)
indicator (72) P Shutter speed indicator (50)/
G EV level value indicator (53)/ Aperture value indicator (50)
ISO number indicator (110) Q Histogram indicator (54)
H Folder-file number (86) R Recording date/time of the
I PictBridge connecting indicator playback image (31)/Menu/Guide
(70) menu (44)
J Playback folder indicator (61) Page numbers in parentheses indicate the
• Pressing MENU switches the menu/guide
K Recording folder indicator (46) location of additional important
menu on/off.
information.
122
When playing back moving images

1 7
8
2 9
3
60min 160 101 0
101 8/8
4 VOL. 00:00:12 qa
5
6 qs

qd
DPOF qf

A Image size indicator (77) K Counter (77)


B Recording mode indicator (77) L Playback image (77)
C Playback indicator (77) M Playback bar (77)
D Volume indicator (77) N Menu/Guide menu (44)
E Change folder indicator (61)
F Playback folder indicator (61) • Pressing MENU switches the menu/guide
menu on/off.
G Image number

Additional information
H Recording folder indicator (46)
I Number of images recorded in
selected folder
J Remaining “Memory Stick”
capacity indicator

Page numbers in parentheses indicate the


location of additional important
information.
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Index
Cleaning ......................................................... 115 Focus preset ..................................................... 49
Index Clock Set .................................................. 16, 114 Folder ......................................................... 46, 61
Close-ups (Macro) shooting ............................ 26 Format .............................................................. 42
Cloudy ............................................................. 56
A
Contrast .......................................................... 110 H
AC Adaptor ................................................ 11, 14
Control button ........................................ 9, 15, 44 High-speed shutter mode ................................. 33
Access lamp ..................................................... 18
Copying images to your Histogram ........................................................ 54
AE .................................................................... 23
computer .............................. 84, 85, 90, 92
AE/AF lock ................................................ 23, 49
Cutting movies ................................................. 79
AF illuminator ......................................... 29, 113
Cyber-shot Station ........................................... 60 I
AF lock ............................................................ 49 Image quality ............................................. 20, 45
AF Mode .......................................................... 48 Image size .................................................. 19, 20
AF range finder frame ..................................... 47 D ImageMixer VCD2 .......................................... 93
Aperture value ................................................. 50 Daylight ........................................................... 56
Incandescent .................................................... 56
Auto adjustment mode ..................................... 22 Daylight synchro .............................................. 28
Index screen ..................................................... 36
Auto Focus ................................................. 23, 47 DC plug ...................................................... 11, 14
“InfoLITHIUM” battery pack ........................ 117
Auto power-off function .................................. 15 Deleting movies ............................................... 78
Inserting “Memory Stick” ................................ 18
Auto Review .................................................. 113 Deleting still images ........................................ 40
Install ................................................... 82, 88, 94
A/V multi cable ............................................... 38 Digital zoom .................................................... 24
ISO ................................................................. 110
Divide .............................................................. 79
DPOF ............................................................... 68
B J
Battery life ............................................... 13, 118 JPG ................................................................... 87
Battery remaining indicator ..................... 12, 118 E
Beach mode ..................................................... 33 Enlarging an image .......................................... 62
EV adjustment ................................................. 53 L
Beep/shutter sound ........................................ 114
Landscape mode .............................................. 32
Burst ................................................................ 58
LCD Backlight ............................................... 114
B&W ............................................................... 60 F LCD backlight on/off ....................................... 30
File names ........................................................ 86
C File storage destinations .................................. 86
Finder ............................................................... 30 M
Candle mode .................................................... 33
Fireworks mode ............................................... 33 Manual Exposure ............................................. 50
CD-ROM ............................................. 82, 89, 93
Flash Level ............................................... 57, 110 Memory Stick .......................................... 42, 116
Center AF ........................................................ 47
Flash mode ....................................................... 28 Menu settings ........................................... 44, 109
Charging battery pack .............................. 11, 117
Fluorescent ....................................................... 56 Metering mode ................................................. 55
Charging time .................................................. 12
Focus ................................................................ 47 Mode dial ................................................... 10, 16
124
Moisture condensation ...................................115 R T
Monitoring AF ..................................................48 Red Eye Reduction .......................................... 29 Trimming ......................................................... 63
MPG .................................................................87 Remaining shooting/viewing time ........... 12, 108 TV color system ............................................... 39
Multi AF ...........................................................47 RESET button .................................................. 95 Twilight mode .................................................. 32
Multi Burst .......................................................59 Resize .............................................................. 67 Twilight portrait mode ..................................... 32
Multi-pattern metering .....................................55 Rotate ............................................................... 64
Multipoint AF ...................................................47
U
S USB connection ......................................... 70, 83
N Saturation ....................................................... 110 USB driver ....................................................... 82
NR slow shutter ................................................35 Scene Selection ................................................ 32 USB jack .................................................... 70, 83
NTSC system ............................................39, 114 Screen display .......................................... 30, 120 USB mode ........................................................ 81
Number of images that can be shot or Self-diagnosis display .................................... 107 USB multi cable ......................................... 70, 83
viewed .......................................13, 21, 108 Self-timer ......................................................... 27 Using your camera abroad ............................... 14
Sepia ................................................................ 60
P SET UP .................................................... 45, 113 V
PAL system ...............................................39, 114 Setting date and time ............................... 16, 113 VGA ................................................................. 20
PictBridge .........................................................70 Sharpness ....................................................... 110 Viewing images on a TV screen ...................... 38
Picture effect .....................................................60 Shooting movies .............................................. 76 Viewing images on your computer .................. 86
Picture Package ................................................88 Shutter speed ................................................... 50 Viewing movies on the LCD screen ................ 77
Playback zoom .................................................62 Single AF ......................................................... 48 Viewing still images on the LCD screen ......... 36
Power on/off .....................................................15 Single screen .................................................... 36
Precautions .....................................................115 Slide show ....................................................... 63
Smart zoom ...................................................... 24 W
Precision digital zoom ......................................25
Snow mode ...................................................... 33 Warnings and notice messages ...................... 105
Print (DPOF) mark ...........................................68
Soft snap mode ................................................ 32 White Balance .................................................. 56
Program auto shooting .....................................10
Protect ...............................................................66 Spot metering .................................................. 55
PTP .....................................................81, 92, 114 Still image auto shooting ........................... 10, 47 Z
Superimposing the date and time .................... 31 Zoom ................................................................ 24
Q
Quick Review ...................................................24

Index
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