Sony Cybershot DSC-F505V manual

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  • Brand: Sony
  • Product: Digital Camera
  • Model/name: Cybershot DSC-F505V
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English, Dutch, Italian

Table of Contents

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3-061-981-14(1)
Digital Still
Camera
Operating Instructions
Before operating the unit, please read this manual thoroughly, and retain
it for future reference.
Owner’s Record
The model and serial numbers are located on the bottom. Record the
serial number in the space provided below. Refer to these numbers
whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product.
Model No. DSC-F505V
Serial No. ________________________
DSC-F505V
©2000 Sony Corporation
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To prevent fire or shock hazard, do
not expose the unit to rain or
moisture.
Never expose the battery pack to
temperature above 140°F (60°C), such as in
a car parked in the sun or under direct
sunlight.
If you have any questions about this product,
you may call:
Sony Customer Information Center
1-800-222-SONY (7669)
or write to:
Sony Customer Information Center
1 Sony Drive, Mail Drop #T1-11, Park
Ridge, NJ 07656
CAUTION
You are cautioned that any changes or
modifications not expressly approved in this
manual could void your authority to operate
this equipment.
Note:
This equipment has been tested and found to
comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC
Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses, and can radiate
radio frequency energy and, if not installed
and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful interference
to radio communications. However, there is
no guarantee that interference will not occur
in a particular installation. If this equipment
does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and
on, the user is encouraged to try to correct
the interference by one or more of the
following measures:
— Reorient or relocate the receiving
antenna.
— Increase the separation between the
equipment and receiver.
— Connect the equipment into an outlet
on a circuit different from that to which
the receiver is connected.
— Consult the dealer or an experienced
radio/TV technician for help.
WARNING
For the Customers in the
U.S.A.
This symbol is intended to
alert the user to the presence
of uninsulated “dangerous
voltage” within the
product’s enclosure that
may be of sufficient
magnitude to constitute a
risk of electric shock to
persons.
This symbol is intended to
alert the user to the presence
of important operating and
maintenance (servicing)
instructions in the literature
accompanying the
appliance.
Declaration of Conformity
Trade Name: SONY
Model No.: DSC-F505V
Responsible Party:Sony Electronics Inc.
Address: 1 Sony Drive, Park
Ridge, NJ 07656
USA
Telephone No.: 201-930-6972
This device complies with Part 15 of the
FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) This
device may not cause harmful
interference, and (2) this device must
accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
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The shielded interface cable recommended
in this manual must be used with this
equipment in order to comply with the limits
for a digital device pursuant to Subpart B of
Part 15 of FCC Rules.
DISPOSAL OF LITHIUM ION
BATTERY.
LITHIUM ION BATTERY.
DISPOSE OF PROPERLY.
You can return your unwanted lithium ion
batteries to your nearest Sony Service
Center or Factory Service Center.
Note:
In some areas the disposal of lithium ion
batteries in household or business trash may
be prohibited.
For the Sony Service Center nearest you call
1-800-222-SONY (United States only)
For the Sony Factory Service Center nearest
you call 416-499-SONY (Canada only)
Caution:
Do not handle damaged or leaking lithium
ion battery.
CAUTION
TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO
NOT USE THIS POLARIZED AC PLUG
WITH AN EXTENSION CORD,
RECEPTACLE OR OTHER OUTLET
UNLESS THE BLADES CAN BE FULLY
INSERTED TO PREVENT BLADE
EXPOSURE.
A moulded plug complying with BS 1363 is
fitted to this equipment for your safety and
convenience.
Should the fuse in the plug supplied need to
be replaced, a 5 AMP fuse approved by
ASTA or BSI to BS 1362, (i.e. marked with
or mark) must be used.
If the plug supplied with this equipment has
a detachable fuse cover, be sure to attach the
fuse cover after you change the fuse. Never
use the plug without the fuse cover. If you
should lose the fuse cover, please contact
your nearest Sony service station.
Directive:EMC Directive 89/336/EEC.92/
31/EEC
This equipment complies with the EMC
regulations when used under the following
circumstances:
• Residential area
• Business district
• Light-industry district
(This equipment complies with the EMC
standard regulations EN55022 Class B.)
The electromagnetic fields at the specific
frequencies may influence the picture and
sound of this camera.
For the Customers in CANADA
This Class B digital apparatus complies with
Canadian ICES-003.
For the Customers in the
U.S.A.
This device complies with Part 15 of the
FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) This device
may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
For the Customers in the
U.S.A. and Canada
For the Customers in Canada
NOTICE FOR THE
CUSTOMERS IN THE UNITED
KINGDOM
For the Customers in
Germany
Attention
“Memory Stick”
N50
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For the Customers in the
U.S.A. and Canada
Trial recording
Before you record one-time events, you may
want to make a trial recording to make sure
that the camera is working correctly.
No compensation for contents of
the recording
Contents of the recording cannot be
compensated for if recording or playback is
not possible due to a malfunction of your
camera, etc.
Notes on image data compatibility
• This camera conforms with the Design
Rules for Camera File Systems universal
standard established by the JEIDA (Japan
Electronic Industries Development
Association). You cannot play back on
your camera still images recorded on other
equipment (DCR-TRV890E/TRV900/
TRV900E, DSC-D700, DSC-D770) that
does not conform with this universal
standard. (These models are not sold in
some areas.)
• Playback of images recorded with your
camera on other equipment and playback
of images recorded or edited with other
equipment on your camera are not
guaranteed.
Precaution on copyright
Television programs, films, video tapes, and
other materials may be copyrighted.
Unauthorized recording of such materials
may be contrary to the provision of the
copyright laws.
Do not shake or strike the camera
In addition to malfunctions and inability to
record images, this may render the
“Memory Stick” unusable or image data
breakdown, damage or loss may occur.
LCD screen and lens
• The LCD screen is manufactured using
high-precision technology. However, there
may be some tiny black points and/or
bright points (red, blue or green in color)
that constantly appear on the LCD screen.
These points are normal in the
manufacturing process and do not affect
the recording in any way. Over 99.99% of
the pixels are operational for effective use.
• Be careful when placing the camera near a
window or outdoors. Exposing the LCD
screen or the lens to direct sunlight for
long periods may cause malfunctions.
Do not get the camera wet
When taking pictures outdoors in the rain or
under similar conditions, be careful not to
get the camera wet. If moisture
condensation occurs, refer to page 55 and
follow the instructions on how to remove it
before using the camera.
Back up recommendation
To avoid the potential risk of data loss,
always copy (back up) data to a disk.
Battery Pack
THIS CLASS B DIGITAL DEVICE
COMPLIES WITH PART 15 OF THE
FCC RULES AND THE CANADIAN
ICES-003 OPERATION IS SUBJECT
TO THE FOLLOWING TWO
CONDITIONS:
(1) THIS DEVICE MAY NOT CAUSE
HARMFUL INTERFERENCE, AND
(2) THIS DEVICE MUST ACCEPT
ANY INTERFERENCE RECEIVED,
INCLUDING INTERFERENCE THAT
MAY CAUSE UNDESIRED
OPERATION.
Be sure to read the following
before using your camera
About the Carl Zeiss lens
This camera is equipped with a Carl Zeiss
lens which is capable of reproducing fine
images. The lens for this camera uses the
MTF* measurement system for cameras
developed jointly by Carl Zeiss, in
Germany, and Sony Corporation, and
offers the same quality as other Carl
Zeiss lenses.
∗ MTF is the abbreviation of Modulation
Transfer Function/Factor, a numeric
value indicating the ability to reproduce
the subject contrast.
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Table of contents
Identifying the parts .............................. 6
Preparing the power supply .................. 9
Setting the date and time ..................... 13
Inserting the “Memory Stick” ............. 15
B Recording
Recording still images ........................ 16
Recording moving images .................. 21
B Playback
Playing back still images .................... 22
Playing back moving images .............. 23
Viewing images using a personal
computer ...................................... 25
Image file storage destinations and
image files .................................... 29
How to use the MODE selector .......... 30
How to use the control button ............. 30
How to change the menu settings ....... 32
Menu settings ...................................... 33
B Various recording
Setting the image size
(IMAGE SIZE) ............................ 37
Recording still images for e-mail
(E-MAIL) ..................................... 38
Adding audio files to still images
(VOICE) ...................................... 38
Recording text documents (TEXT) ..... 39
Recording uncompressed images
(TIFF) ........................................... 39
Recording images in macro ................ 40
Focusing manually .............................. 40
Using the PROGRAM AE function .... 41
Using the spot light-metering mode .... 42
Adjusting the exposure
(EXPOSURE) .............................. 43
Adjusting the white balance
(WHITE BALANCE) .................. 43
Recording the date and time on the still
image (DATE/TIME) .................. 44
Enjoying picture effects
(P.EFFECT) ................................. 45
B Various playback
Playing back six images at once
(INDEX) ...................................... 46
Enlarging a part of the still image
(Zoom and trimming) .................. 47
Rotating a still image (ROTATE) ....... 48
Playing back the images in order
(SLIDE SHOW) ........................... 48
Viewing images on a TV screen ......... 49
B Editing
Preventing accidental erasure
(PROTECT) ................................. 50
Deleting images (DELETE) ................ 51
Changing the recorded still image size
(RESIZE) ..................................... 52
Copying images (COPY) .................... 52
Selecting still images to print
(PRINT MARK) .......................... 54
Precautions .......................................... 55
On “Memory Sticks” .......................... 56
Using your camera abroad .................. 57
Troubleshooting .................................. 58
Warning and notice messages ............. 62
Self-diagnosis display ......................... 63
Specifications ...................................... 64
LCD screen indicators ........................ 65
Index ................................................... 67
Getting started
Basic operations
Advanced operations
Before performing advanced operations
Additional information
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Getting started
Identifying the parts
See the pages in parentheses for details of operation.
A Built-in microphone
Do not touch while recording.
B Self-timer/Recording lamp
C MODE selector (30)
D Shutter button (16) (21)
E Flash (19)
F Focus ring (40)
G Lens
H Photocell window for flash
Do not block while recording.
I A/V OUT jack (49)
Audio output is monaural.
J DIGITAL I/O (USB) jack (26) (27)
K OPEN (flash) switch (19)
L SPOT METER button (42)
M (one-push white balance)
button (43)
N WHT BAL (white balance)
button (43)
O MACRO button (40)
P FOCUS AUTO/MANUAL switch
(40)
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A Zoom lever
B POWER switch
POWER lamp
C LCD screen
D LCD BACK LIGHT switch
Usually set to ON. Set to OFF to
save the battery if you use your
camera in bright place.
E PROGRAM AE ADJ button
VOLUME +/– button
F PROGRAM AE button (41)
G Battery eject lever (11)
H Access lamp (15)
I Battery/“Memory Stick” cover
J (flash) button
Flash lamp
K OPEN switch
L Slot cover for AC power
adaptor/charger (12)
M (External flash) jack
N DISPLAY button
O Control button
5
6
7
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A Speaker
B Hook for the wrist/shoulder
strap
C Tripod receptacle (bottom
surface)
Use a tripod with a screw length of
less than 9/32 inch (6.5 mm). You
will be unable to firmly secure the
camera to tripods having longer
screws, and may damage the
camera.
D Hook for the lens cap/shoulder
strap
Be sure to remove the lens cap
before turning on your camera.
1
2
3
4
Attaching the lens cap (supplied) and the wrist strap (supplied).
Lens cap
Wrist strap
Lens cap strap
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Preparing the power supply
Charging the battery pack
Your camera operates only with the “InfoLITHIUM” NP-FS11 battery pack* (S
series). You cannot use any other battery pack.
To remove the battery pack
Slide the battery pack in the direction opposite the v mark.
* What is “InfoLITHIUM”?
“InfoLITHIUM” is a lithium ion battery pack which can exchange information such as battery
consumption with compatible video equipment. This unit is compatible with the
“InfoLITHIUM” battery pack (S series). “InfoLITHIUM” S series battery packs have the
mark. “InfoLITHIUM” is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
1 Connect the AC power adaptor/charger and the wall outlet (mains).
2 Insert the battery pack in the direction of the v mark. Slide the
battery pack in the direction of the arrow.
The CHARGE lamp lights up when charging begins. When the CHARGE lamp
goes off, normal charge is completed. For full charge, which allows you to
use the battery longer than usual, leave the battery pack inserted for about one
hour after normal charge is completed.
AC-VF10 AC power adaptor/charger (supplied)
To the wall outlet
(mains)
Battery pack (S series)
CHARGE lamp
(orange)
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Approximate time to charge a completely discharged battery pack using the AC-
VF10 AC power adaptor/charger.
STILL mode recording*
STILL mode playback**
Approximate battery life and number of images that can be recorded/played back
with a fully charged battery pack at a temperature of 77°F (25°C), 640×480 image
size and in NORMAL recording mode. Numbers in parentheses indicate the time
when you use a normally charged battery pack.
∗ Recording at about 4-second intervals
∗∗Playing back single images in order at about 3-second intervals
MOVIE mode recording
Approximate time that can be recorded with a fully charged battery pack at a
temperature of 77°F (25°C) and 160×112 image size. Numbers in parentheses
indicate the time when you use a normally charged battery pack.
Notes
• The battery life and number of images will be decreased if you use your camera at low
temperatures, use the flash, repeatedly turn the power on/off or use the zoom.
• The capacity of the “Memory Stick” is limited. The above figures are a guide when you
continuously record/play back while replacing the “Memory Stick.”
• If sufficient battery remaining time is indicated but the power runs out soon, fully charge the
battery so that the correct battery remaining time appears.
• Do not expose the battery pack to water.
Charging time
Battery pack Full charge (min.) Normal charge (min.)
NP-FS11 (supplied) 170 110
Battery life and number of images that can be recorded/played back
LCD BACK LIGHT Battery life (min.) Number of images
ON 70 (65) 1300 (1200)
OFF 85 (75) 1600 (1400)
LCD BACK LIGHT Battery life (min.) Number of images
ON 110 (100) 2200 (2000)
OFF 145 (130) 2900 (2600)
LCD BACK LIGHT Continuous recording time (min.)
ON 75 (65)
OFF 85 (75)
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Installing the battery pack
To remove the battery pack
Open the battery/“Memory Stick” cover. Slide the battery eject lever upward,
and remove the battery pack.
Be careful not to drop the battery pack when removing it.
Battery remaining indicator
The LCD screen on the camera shows the remaining time for which you can still
record or play back images.
This indication may not be entirely accurate depending on the conditions of use and
the operating environment.
Auto power-off function
If you do not operate the camera for about three minutes during recording, the camera
turns off automatically to prevent wearing down the battery. To use the camera again,
slide the POWER switch to turn on the camera again.
1 Open the battery/“Memory Stick” cover.
Open the cover while sliding the OPEN switch in the direction of the arrow.
2 Install the battery pack.
Insert the battery pack with the v mark facing toward the battery compartment
as illustrated.
3 Close the battery/“Memory Stick” cover.
Battery eject lever
Battery pack
(S series)
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Using the AC power adaptor
Using a car battery
Use Sony DC adaptor/charger (not supplied).
1 Open the battery/“Memory Stick” cover.
2 Insert the one end of the DK-115 DC connecting cable to the
battery terminal, and close the cover.
When inserting the cable, open the slot cover for AC power adaptor/charger and
be careful not to pinch the cable.
3 Connect the other end of the DC connecting cable to the AC power
adaptor/charger.
4 Connect the power cord (mains lead) to the AC power adaptor/
charger and then to a wall outlet (mains).
AC-VF10 AC power adaptor/
charger (supplied)
DK-115
DC connecting
cable (supplied)
Power cord (mains lead)
Slot cover for AC power
adaptor/charger
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Setting the date and time
When you first use your camera, set the date and time. If these are not set, the
CLOCK SET screen appears whenever you turn on your camera for recording.
1 Slide the POWER switch in the direction of the arrow to turn on the
power.
The POWER lamp lights up.
2 Press v on the control button.
The menu bar appears on the LCD screen.
3 Select [SETUP] with B on the control button,
then press the center z.
Control button
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To cancel the date and time setting
Select [CANCEL] with v/V/b/B on the control button, then press the center z.
4 Select [CLOCK SET] with v/V on the control button, then press the
center z.
5 Select the desired date display format with
v/V on the control button, then press the
center z.
Select from [Y/M/D] (year/month/day), [M/D/Y]
(month/day/year) or [D/M/Y] (day/month/year).
6 Select the year, month, day, hour or minute
item you want to set with b/B on the control
button.
The item to be set is indicated with v/V.
7 Set the numeric value with v/V on the control button, then press
the center z to enter it.
After entering the number, v/V moves to the next item.
If you selected [D/M/Y] in step 5, set the time on a 24-hour cycle.
8 Select [ENTER] with B on the control button,
then press the center z at the desired
moment to begin clock movement.
The date and time are entered.
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Inserting the “Memory Stick”
Open the battery/“Memory Stick” cover, then press the “Memory Stick” once lightly.
Notes
• Insert the “Memory Stick” firmly until it clicks, otherwise a message such as “MEMORY
STICK ERROR” will be displayed.
• Never remove the “Memory Stick” or turn off the power while the access lamp is lit up.
• You cannot record or edit images on a “Memory Stick” if the erasure prevention switch is set to
the LOCK position.
1 Open the battery/“Memory Stick” cover.
Open the cover while sliding the OPEN switch in the direction of the arrow.
2 Insert the “Memory Stick.”
Insert the “Memory Stick” with the B mark facing toward the battery
compartment as illustrated until it clicks.
3 Close the battery/“Memory Stick” cover.
Removing the “Memory Stick”
Access lamp
“Memory Stick”
OC
Erasure prevention switch
Connector
Label space
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Basic operations B Recording
Recording still images
Still images are recorded in JPEG format.
To record still images, slide the POWER switch to the right to turn on the power and
insert a “Memory Stick.”
∗ Exposure and focus are automatically adjusted.
The number of images you can record on a “Memory Stick”
See pages 37 to 39.
Notes
• While the image is being recorded on the “Memory Stick,” do not shake or strike the camera.
Also, do not turn the power off, or remove the battery pack or “Memory Stick.”
• When recording a bright subject, the LCD screen color may change after AE lock, but this does
not affect the recorded image.
1 Set the MODE selector to STILL.
2 Press and hold the shutter button halfway
down and check the image.
While the AE lock indicator z (green) is flashing,
the image freezes momentarily, but is not yet
recorded. When the camera finishes the automatic
adjustments*, the AE lock indicator z lights up
and the camera is ready for recording.
To cancel the recording, release the shutter button.
3 Press the shutter button fully down.
The shutter sounds and the image is recorded on the “Memory Stick.”
When “RECORDING” disappears, you can record the next image.
POWER switch
AE lock indicator
Remaining memory
capacity indicator
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B
B
B
B
Recording
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You can check the last recorded image by clearing the menu bar from the screen
(page 32) and pressing b on the control button. To return to the normal recording
mode, press lightly on the shutter button or select [RETURN] with b/B on the
control button and then press the center z. You can also delete the image first by
selecting [DELETE] on the Quick Review screen with b/B on the control button and
pressing the center z, and then selecting [OK] with v/V on the control button and
pressing the center z.
Minimum focal distance to the subject
W side: About 9 7/8 inches (25 cm) or more
T side: About 31 1/2 inches (80 cm) or more
To record even closer subjects, see page 40.
Digital zoom function
This camera has a digital zoom function.
Digital zoom enlarges the image by digital processing and it starts to function when
zoom exceeds 5×.
Using digital zoom
• The maximum zoom magnification is 10×.
• Digital zooming deteriorates the picture quality. When digital zoom is not
necessary, set [DIGITAL ZOOM] to [OFF] in the menu settings (page 35).
Note
Digital zoom does not work for moving images.
Checking the last recorded image (Quick Review)
Using the zoom feature
T side: for telephoto (subject appears closer)
Zoom lever
W side: for wide-angle (subject appears
farther away)
The T side of the bar shows the
digital zooming zone.
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You can adjust the angle by turning the lens part upward up to 90 degrees and
downward up to 50 degrees.
Press DISPLAY to turn on/off the indicators on the LCD screen.
See page 65 for a detailed description of the indicated items.
Notes
• You cannot turn off the self-timer indicators and some of the indicators used in advanced
operations.
• The indicators on the LCD screen are not recorded.
Changing the lens orientation
LCD screen indicators during recording
MODE selector
90°
Lens part
50°
DISPLAY
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B
B
B
B
Recording
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When you use the self-timer function, the subject is recorded about 10 seconds after
you press the shutter button.
Select (self-timer) indicator on the LCD screen with v/V/b/B on the control
button, then press the center z. The (self-timer) indicator appears on the LCD
screen, and about 10 seconds after you press the shutter button, the subject is
recorded. The self-timer lamp flashes after you press the shutter button until the
shutter is released.
Slide OPEN switch to make the flash available. The flash pops up. The initial setting
is auto (no indicator). In this mode, the flash automatically strobes when the
surroundings become dark. When you change the flash mode, press the (flash)
repeatedly so that the flash mode indicator appears on the LCD screen. You can only
change the flash mode while the flash is popped up.
Each time you press the (flash), the indicator changes as follows.
(No indicator) t t t t (No indicator)
Auto red-eye reduction: The flash strobes before recording to reduce the
red-eye phenomenon.
Forced flash: The flash strobes regardless of the surrounding
brightness.
No flash: The flash does not strobe.
You can change the brightness of the flash (FLASH LEVEL) in the menu settings
(page 35).
Using the self-timer
Recording images with the flash
Control button
Shutter button
Self-timer lamp
(flash)
OPEN switch
Flash emitter
Photocell window for
flash
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Notes
• The recommended shooting distance using the built-in flash is 31/32 feet to 8 1/3 feet (0.3 m to
2.5 m).
• Attaching a conversion lens (not supplied) may block the light from the flash or cause the lens
shadow to appear.
• You cannot use an external flash and the built-in flash at the same time.
• If the flash is closed when it should be used, the (no-flash) indicator appears in the LCD
screen.
• Auto red-eye reduction may not produce the desired red-eye reduction effects depending on
individual differences, the distance to the subject, if the subject does not see the pre-strobe, or
other conditions. In addition, red-eye reduction effects are also difficult to obtain if you set the
shutter to a slow speed in the PROGRAM AE shutter priority mode.
• The flash effect is not obtained easily when you use forced flash in a bright location.
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B
B
B
B
Recording
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Recording moving images
Moving images with audio are recorded in MPEG format.
To record moving images, slide the POWER switch to the right to turn on the power
and insert a “Memory Stick.”
See pages 17 to 19.
Press DISPLAY to turn on/off the indicators on the LCD screen.
These indicators are not recorded. See page 65 for a detailed description of the
indicators.
1 Set the MODE selector to MOVIE.
2 Press the shutter button fully down.
“REC” appears on the LCD screen, and the image and sound are recorded on
the “Memory Stick.”
If you press the shutter button momentarily
The image and sound are recorded for five seconds. You can change the
recording time to 10 or 15 seconds with [REC TIME SET] in the menu settings
(page 37).
If you hold the shutter button down
The image and sound are recorded while the shutter button is held down for up
to 60 seconds. However, when [IMAGE SIZE] in the menu setting is set to
[320 (HQ)]/[320×240], the maximum recording time is 15 seconds (page 37).
Zooming or using the self-timer, etc.
LCD screen indicators during recording
DISPLAY
POWER switch
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Playing back still images
When the menu bar is not displayed
You can directly select and play back the image with b/B on the control button.
Notes
• You might not be able to correctly play back images recorded with this camera on other
equipment.
• You cannot play back on this camera images larger than the maximum image size that can be
recorded with this camera.
Press DISPLAY to turn on/off the indicators on the LCD screen.
See page 66 for a detailed description of the indicators.
1 Set the MODE selector to PLAY.
The last recorded image (still or moving) appears on the LCD screen.
2 Press v on the control button to display the menu bar on the LCD
screen.
3 Select the desired still image with the
control button.
Press v/V/b/B on the control button to select "b/B"
on the LCD screen, then press b/B on the control
button.
"b: To display the preceding image.
B": To display the next image.
LCD screen indicators during still image playback
DISPLAY
POWER switch
B Playback
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B
B
B
B
Playback
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Playing back moving images
To pause playback
Select X (pause) on the LCD screen with v/V/b/B on the control button, then press
the center z.
1 Set the MODE selector to PLAY.
The last recorded image (still or moving) appears on the LCD screen.
2 Press v on the control button to display the menu bar on the LCD
screen.
3 Select the desired moving image with the
control button.
Moving images are displayed one-size smaller than
still images.
Press v/V/b/B on the control button to select "b/B"
on the LCD screen, then press b/B on the control
button.
"b: To display the preceding image.
B": To display the next image.
4 Select B (playback) on the LCD screen with
v/V/b/B on the control button, then press the
center z.
The moving image and sound are played back.
During playback, B (playback) changes to X
(pause).
POWER switch
VOLUME +/–
DISPLAY
B (playback)/X (pause)
Playback bar
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When the menu bar is not displayed
You can directly select the image with b/B on the control button, and play back the
image and sound by pressing the center z. When you press the center z during
playback, playback is paused.
Moving images recorded with the image of [320 (HQ)]
The images are displayed over the entire screen in steps 3 and 4.
Press VOLUME +/– to adjust the volume.
Press DISPLAY to turn on/off the indicators on the LCD screen.
See page 66 for a detailed description of the indicators.
Adjusting the volume
LCD screen indicators during moving image playback
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B
B
B
Playback
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Viewing images using a personal
computer
You can view data recorded with your camera on a personal computer and attach it to
e-mail. This section describes the method for installing the USB driver and viewing
images on a personal computer. Be sure to also see the operation manuals for your
personal computer and application software.
Note
Data recorded with your camera is stored in the following formats. Make sure that applications
that support these file formats are installed on your personal computer.
• Still images (other than TEXT and uncompressed modes): JPEG format
• Moving images/audio: MPEG format
• Uncompressed mode still images: TIFF format
• TEXT mode: GIF format
Recommended Windows environment
OS: Microsoft Windows 98, Windows 98SE
Standard installation is required.
Operation is not assured in an environment upgraded from:
Windows 3.1, Windows 95 to Windows 98 or
Windows 98 to Windows 98SE.
CPU: MMX Pentium 200 MHz or faster
The USB connector must be provided as standard.
ActiveMovie Player (DirectShow) must be installed (to play back moving pictures).
Recommended Macintosh environment
Macintosh computer with the Mac OS 8.5.1/8.6/9.0 standard installation
However, note that the update to Mac OS 9.0 should be used for the following models.
• iMac with the Mac OS 8.6 standard installation and a slot loading type CD-ROM drive
• iBook or G4 with the Mac OS 8.6 standard installation
The USB connector must be provided as standard.
QuickTime 3.2 or newer must be installed (to play back moving pictures).
Notes
• Operations are not guaranteed for either the Windows or Macintosh environment if you connect
two or more USB equipment to a single personal computer at the same time (except for the
USB keyboard and mouse which are provided as standard), or when using a hub.
• Depending on the type of USB equipment that is used simultaneously, some equipment may
not operate.
• Operations are not guaranteed for all the recommended computer environments mentioned
above.
Recommended computer environment
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Before connecting your camera to your personal computer, install the USB driver to
the computer. The USB driver is contained together with application software for
viewing images on a CD-ROM which is supplied with your camera.
For Windows 98 users
Note
Be sure to insert a “Memory Stick” into your camera before installing the USB driver.
Otherwise, you will be unable to install the USB driver.
For Macintosh users
Installing the USB driver
1 Turn on your personal computer and allow Windows 98 to load.
2 Insert the supplied CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive of your personal
computer.
3 Connect the USB jack on your camera with the USB connector on
your personal computer using the supplied USB cable.
4 Insert a “Memory Stick” into your camera, connect the AC power
adaptor/charger and turn on your camera.
“PC MODE” appears on the LCD screen of your camera and the camera is set
to communication standby mode. Your personal computer recognizes the
camera, and the Windows 98 Add Hardware Wizard starts.
5 Follow the on-screen messages to specify the CD-ROM drive and
install the USB driver.
The Add Hardware Wizard starts twice because two different USB drivers are
installed. Be sure to allow the installation to complete without interrupting it.
1 Turn on your personal computer and allow the Mac OS to load.
2 Insert the supplied CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive of your personal
computer.
to the USB connector
Personal computer
USB cable
Push in until the
connector clicks
into place
to the USB jack
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B
B
B
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For Windows 98 users
3 Double-click the CD-ROM drive icon to open the window.
4 Double-click the icon of the hard disk containing the OS to open
the window.
5 Move the following two files from the window opened in step 3 to
the “System Folder” icon in the window opened in step 4 (drag
and drop).
• Sony USB Driver
• Sony USB Shim
6 When “Put these items into the Extensions folder?” appears, click
“OK.”
7 Restart your personal computer.
Viewing images
1 Turn on the power of your personal computer and allow
Windows 98 to load.
2 Connect one end of the USB cable to the USB jack on the camera
and the other end to the USB connector on your personal
computer.
3 Insert a “Memory Stick” into your camera, and connect the AC
power adaptor/charger to your camera and then to a wall outlet
(mains).
4 Turn on the power of your camera.
“PC MODE” appears on the LCD screen of the camera.
5 Open “My Computer” on Windows 98 and double click the newly
recognized drive. (Example: “Removable Disk (D:)”)
The folders inside the “Memory Stick” are displayed.
to the USB connector
Personal computer
USB cable
Push in until the
connector clicks
into place
to the USB jack
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“Memory Stick”
• “Memory Stick” operations on your camera cannot be assured if the “Memory Stick” has been
formatted on your personal computer.
• Do not optimize the “Memory Stick” on a Windows machine. This will shorten the “Memory
Stick” life.
• Do not compress the data on the “Memory Stick.” Compressed files cannot be played back on
your camera.
Software
• Depending on your application software, the file size may increase when you open a still image
file.
• When you load an image modified using the supplied retouch software from your personal
computer to the camera or when you directly modify the image on the camera, the image
format will differ so the “FILE ERROR” message may appear and you may be unable to open
the file.
Communications with your personal computer
Communications between your camera and your personal computer may not recover after
recovering from Suspend, Resume, or Sleep.
• Windows and ActiveMovie, DirectShow are either registered trademarks or trademarks of
Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
• Macintosh and Mac OS, QuickTime are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc.
• All other product names mentioned herein may be the trademarks or registered trademarks of
their respective companies. Furthermore, “™” and “®” are not mentioned in each case in this
manual.
6 Select and double-click the desired image/sound file from the
folder.
For the detailed folder and file name, see “Image file storage destinations and
image files” (page 29).
∗ Copying a file to the hard disk of your personal computer before viewing it is
recommended. If you play back the file directly from the “Memory Stick”, the image
and sound may break off.
Notes on using your personal computer
Desired file type Double-click in this order
Still image “Dcim” folder t “100msdcf” folder t Image file
Moving image* “Mssony” folder t “Moml0001” folder t Image file*
Audio* “Mssony” folder t “Momlv100” folder t Audio file*
E-mail image
TIFF image
(uncompressed)
“Mssony” folder t “Imcif100” folder t Image file
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B
B
B
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Image file storage destinations
and image files
Image files recorded with your camera are grouped in folders by recording mode.
The meanings of the file names are as follows. ssss stands for any number
within the range from 0001 to 9999.
For Windows 98 users (The drive recognizing the camera is
“D.”)
The numerical portions of the following files are the same.
— A small-size image file recorded in E-MAIL mode and its corresponding image file
— An uncompressed image file recorded in TIFF mode and its corresponding image file
— An audio file recorded in VOICE mode and its corresponding image file
Folder File Meaning
100msdcf DSC0ssss.JPG • Still image file recorded normally
• Still image file recorded in E-MAIL
mode (page 38)
• Still image file recorded in TIFF mode
(page 39)
• Still image file recorded in VOICE
mode (page 38)
TXT0ssss.GIF • Still image file recorded in TEXT mode
(page 39)
Imcif100 DSC0ssss.JPG • Small-size image file recorded in E-
MAIL mode (page 38)
DSC0ssss.TIF • Uncompressed image file recorded in
TIFF mode (page 39)
Moml0001 MOV0ssss.MPG • Moving image file recorded normally
Momlv100 DSC0ssss.MPG • Audio file recorded in VOICE mode
(page 38)
Folder containing still image data
Folder containing E-MAIL mode and TIFF
mode image data
Folder containing moving image data
Folder containing VOICE mode audio data
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Advanced operations
Before performing advanced
operations
This section describes the basic control methods that are frequently used for
“Advanced operations”.
How to use the MODE selector
The MODE selector selects whether you can use your camera to record or to play
back and edit images. Set the selector as follows before starting to operate your
camera.
How to use the control button
The control button is used to select the indicators, images and menus appearing on
the LCD screen of your camera. The operation methods that are frequently used for
“Advanced operations” are described below.
PLAY
STILL
MOVIE
PLAY: To play back or edit images
STILL: To record still images and
voice memos
MOVIE: To record moving images
Select Enter (OK)
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advanced
operations
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Note
You cannot clear the menu bar during INDEX screen display (page 46).
The “Advanced operations” section of this manual refers to selecting and
entering items by the above procedure as “Select [(item name)].”
Turning on/off the operation buttons (menu bar) on the LCD screen
Selecting items and images on the LCD screen
1 Press v/V/b/B on the
control button to select the
item you want to set or the
image you want to display.
The color of the selected item or
the border of the selected image
changes from blue to yellow.
2 Press the center z to enter
the item.
Repeat steps 1 and 2 to execute
each function.
Press v to display the menu bar
on the LCD screen.
Press V to clear the menu bar
from the LCD screen. Menu bar
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How to change the menu settings
Some of the advanced operations for your camera are executed by selecting menu
items displayed on the LCD screen with the control button.
Press V on the control button until the LCD screen returns to the menu bar display in
step 1. To clear the menu bar, press V again.
1 Press v on the control button to display the menu bar.
The menu bar appears as follows according to the setting of the MODE
selector.
2 Select the desired item with v/V/b/B on the
control button, then press the center z.
The color of the selected item changes from blue to
yellow, and when you press the center z, the modes
that can be set for that item are displayed.
3 Select the desired mode with v/V/b/B on the control button, then
press the center z.
To clear the menu
MODE selector
MOVIE/STILL PLAY (single mode) PLAY (INDEX mode)
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Menu settings
Menu items that can be modified differ depending on the setting of the MODE
selector. The LCD screen shows only the items you can operate at the moment. Initial
settings are indicated with x.
(SELF TIMER)
Records with the self-timer (page 19).
EFFECT
FILE
Item Setting Description MODE
selector
P.EFFECT SOLARIZE
B&W
SEPIA
NEG.ART
xOFF
Sets the image special effects (page 45). MOVIE
STILL
DATE/
TIME
DAY&TIME
DATE
xOFF
Sets whether to insert the date and time
into the image (page 44).
STILL
Item Setting Description MODE
selector
FORMAT OK Formats a “Memory Stick.”
Note that when formatting is performed,
all data recorded on the “Memory Stick”
including protected images is erased.
MOVIE
STILL
PLAY
CANCEL Cancels formatting of a “Memory
Stick.”
POS.
SENSOR
ON Plays back images recorded with the
camera on its side (vertical images) as
horizontal images. This function does
not work for images recorded in TEXT
mode.
STILL
xOFF When this camera may be subject to
vibration such as when you record
images from inside a moving car, set
this to OFF to prevent improper
horizontal/vertical judgement.
FILE
NUMBER
SERIES Assigns numbers to files in sequence
even if the “Memory Stick” is changed.
MOVIE
STILL
xNORMAL Resets the file numbering each time the
“Memory Stick” is changed.
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IMAGE
SIZE
2240×1680
x1856×1392
1856 (3:2)
1280×960
640×480
Selects the image size when recording
still images.
STILL
320 (HQ)
320×240
x160×112
Selects the MPEG image size when
recording moving images.
MOVIE
REC MODE TIFF Records a TIFF (uncompressed) file in
addition to the JPEG file.
STILL
TEXT Records a GIF file in black-and-white.
VOICE Records an audio file (with still image)
in addition to the JPEG file.
E-MAIL Records a small-size (320×240) JPEG
file in addition to the selected image
size.
xNORMAL Records a JPEG file in the selected
image size.
REC TIME
SET
15 sec
10 sec
x5 sec
Adjusts the recording time for moving
images.
MOVIE
ROTATE
(in single
mode only)
—
Rotates the still image. PLAY
SLIDE
SHOW
(in single
mode only)
INTERVAL Sets the slide show interval.
x3 sec/5 sec/10 sec/30 sec/1 min
PLAY
REPEAT Repeats the slide show.
xON/OFF
START Starts the slide show.
CANCEL Cancels the slide show settings and
execution.
PRINT
MARK
ON Marks the still images to be printed
(page 54).
PLAY
xOFF Unmarks the print mark of the still
images.
PROTECT ON Protects images against accidental
erasure (page 50).
PLAY
xOFF Releases protection of images against
accidental erasure.
Item Setting Description MODE
selector
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CAMERA
TOOL
SETUP
Item Setting Description MODE
selector
DIGITAL
ZOOM
xON Uses digital zoom. STILL
OFF Does not use digital zoom.
SHARPNESS +2 to –2 Adjusts the sharpness of the image.
appears on the LCD screen except
when set to 0.
STILL
FLASH
LEVEL
HIGH Makes the flash level higher than
normal.
STILL
xNORMAL Normal setting.
LOW Makes the flash level lower than normal.
EXPOSURE +2.0 EV to
–2.0 EV
Adjusts the exposure. MOVIE
STILL
Item Setting Description MODE
selector
COPY OK Copies an image (page 52). PLAY
CANCEL Cancels copying of the image.
RESIZE
(in single
mode only)
2240×1680
1856×1392
1280×960
640×480
xCANCEL
Changes the recorded still image size
(page 52).
PLAY
Item Setting Description MODE
selector
DEMO xON/STBY
OFF
Displayed only when you use the AC
power adaptor in MOVIE or STILL
mode. When ON is selected, a
demonstration will start if you do not
operate your camera for about
10 minutes. To stop the demonstration,
turn off your camera. Select ON to make
the demonstration appear again.
MOVIE
STILL
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INDEX*
Displays six images at a time (PLAY (INDEX) mode) (page 46).
DELETE
3 (RETURN)**
Returns to PLAY (single) mode.
∗ Displayed only in PLAY (single) mode.
∗∗Displayed only in PLAY (INDEX) mode.
VIDEO
OUT
NTSC Sets the video output signal to NTSC
mode (North American countries, Japan,
etc.).
MOVIE
STILL
PLAY
PAL Sets the video output signal to PAL
mode (European countries, etc.).
/
LANGUAGE
xENGLISH Displays the menu items in English. MOVIE
STILL
PLAY
/JPN Displays the menu items in Japanese.
CLOCK
SET —
Sets the date and time (page 13). MOVIE
STILL
PLAY
BEEP SHUTTER Turns off the beep only. (The shutter
sound is heard when you press the
shutter button.)
MOVIE
STILL
PLAY
xON Turns on the beep/shutter sound (when
you press the control button/shutter
button).
OFF Turns off the beep/shutter sound.
LCD
BRIGHT
Adjusts the LCD screen brightness
using the +/– buttons on the LCD
screen. This has no effect on the
recorded images.
MOVIE
STILL
PLAY
Setting Description MODE selector
OK Deletes the displayed image. PLAY
CANCEL Cancels deleting of the image.
Item Setting Description MODE
selector
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B
B
B
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B Various recording
Setting the image size
(IMAGE SIZE)
1 Set the MODE selector to
MOVIE or STILL.
2 Select [FILE] and then
[IMAGE SIZE] from the menu.
3 Select the desired image
size.
Still image sizes
2240×1680, 1856×1392,
1856 (3:2)*, 1280×960, 640×480
∗ The image is recorded in 3:2 size to
match the printing paper size ratio of
3:2.
Moving image sizes
320 (HQ*), 320×240, 160×112
∗ High Quality mode
2,3
1
The number of images or the time
that you can record on a “Memory
Stick” (8 MB):
∗ When [REC MODE] is set to
[NORMAL].
∗∗Numbers in parentheses indicate the
maximum recording time during
continuous recording.
Image size Number of images or
time*
2240×1680 Approx. 4
1856×1392 Approx. 6
1856 (3:2) Approx. 6
1280×960 Approx. 12
640×480 Approx. 118
320 (HQ) Approx. 20 (15**) sec.
320×240 Approx. 85 (15**) sec.
160×112 Approx. 345 (60**) sec.
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Recording still
images for e-mail (E-
MAIL)
E-MAIL mode records a small-size
(320×240) image at the same time as a
still image. Small-size images are
convenient for e-mail transmission, etc.
1 Set the MODE selector to
STILL.
2 Select [FILE], [REC MODE],
and then [E-MAIL] from the
menu.
3 Record the image.
The number of images that you can
record on a “Memory Stick” (8 MB)
in E-MAIL mode:
To return to normal
recording mode
Select [NORMAL] in step 2.
Image size Number of images
2240×1680 Approx. 4
1856×1392 Approx. 5
1856 (3:2) Approx. 5
1280×960 Approx. 12
640×480 Approx. 95
2
3
1
Adding audio files to
still images (VOICE)
1 Set the MODE selector to
STILL.
2 Select [FILE], [REC MODE],
and then [VOICE] from the
menu.
3 Record the image.
If you press and release the shutter
button, sound is recorded for
5 seconds.
If you hold down the shutter
button, sound is recorded until you
release the shutter button for up to
40 seconds.
The number of images that you can
record on a “Memory Stick” (8 MB)
in VOICE mode (when recording
sound for five seconds):
To return to normal
recording mode
Select [NORMAL] in step 2.
Image size Number of images
2240×1680 Approx. 4
1856×1392 Approx. 5
1856 (3:2) Approx. 5
1280×960 Approx. 11
640×480 Approx. 56
2
3
1
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Recording text
documents (TEXT)
Text is recorded in black and white
GIF format to provide a clearer image.
1 Set the MODE selector to
STILL.
2 Select [FILE], [REC MODE],
and then [TEXT] from the
menu.
3 Record the image.
The number of images that you can
record on a “Memory Stick” (8 MB)
in TEXT mode:
To return to normal
recording mode
Select [NORMAL] in step 2.
Notes
• If the subject is not evenly illuminated, you
may be unable to record a clear image.
• Writing and reading data takes more time
than in normal recording.
Image size Number of images
2240×1680 Approx. 10 to 110
1856×1392 Approx. 20 to 140
1856 (3:2) Approx. 20 to 160
1280×960 Approx. 40 to 228
640×480 Approx. 160 to 727
2
3
1
Recording
uncompressed
images (TIFF)
This mode simultaneously records still
images in both TIFF format
(uncompressed) and JPEG format
(compressed).
1 Set the MODE selector to
STILL.
2 Select [FILE], [REC MODE],
and then [TIFF] from the
menu.
3 Record the image.
The number of images that you can
record on a “Memory Stick”
(16 MB) in TIFF mode:
To return to normal
recording mode
Select [NORMAL] in step 2.
Notes
• JPEG images are recorded in the image
size selected by the [IMAGE SIZE] menu.
TIFF images are recorded in [1856×1392]
size other than when [1856 (3:2)] is
selected.
• Writing data takes more time than in
normal recording.
• The supplied “Memory Stick” (8 MB)
does not have sufficient capacity to record
some image sizes.
Image size Number of images
1856×1392 Approx. 1
1856 (3:2) Approx. 1
2
3
1
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Recording images in
macro
1 Set the MODE selector to
MOVIE or STILL.
2 Set FOCUS AUTO/MANUAL
to AUTO.
3 Set the zoom to W side and
then press MACRO.
The (macro) indicator appears on
the LCD screen. You can shoot a
subject that is about 13/16 inches
(2 cm) away from the lens surface in
macro mode.
To return to normal
recording mode
Press MACRO again. disappears
from the LCD screen.
Notes
• You cannot record images in macro with
the following PROGRAM AE modes.
— Landscape mode
— Panfocus mode
• You cannot record images in macro when
appears on the LCD screen.
• When you shoot a subject that is about
13/16 inches (2 cm) away from the lens
surface, the edges of the LCD screen
image may appear distorted.
3
1
2
3
Focusing manually
Normally the focus is automatically
adjusted. This function is useful when
the auto focus does not work well such
as in dark places.
1 Set the MODE selector to
MOVIE or STILL.
2 Set FOCUS AUTO/MANUAL
to MANUAL.
The 9 (manual focus) indicator
appears on the LCD screen.
3 Turn the focus ring to achieve
a sharp focus.
When recording still images, the
LCD screen image is zoomed to
2×* and the focus mode indicator
is displayed. When a sharp focus is
achieved, the image returns to
normal and the 9 (manual focus)
indicator changes from yellow to
white. When recording moving
images, the image is not zoomed.
You can adjust the focus distance
from 13/16 inches (2 cm) to ∞
(infinite).
∗ When using digital zoom, the LCD
screen image is zoomed to slightly
less than 2x.
To reactivate auto focusing
Set FOCUS AUTO/MANUAL to
AUTO.
3
1
2
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Notes
• The focus mode indicator is approximate,
and should be used as a reference.
• The focus mode indicator is not displayed
correctly when using a conversion lens.
• When the zoom lever is set to the T side,
your camera may not focus on subjects
closer than about 2 5/8 feet (80 cm). In
these cases, the focus mode indicator
flashes. Move the zoom lever toward the W
side until the focus mode indicator stops
flashing.
• You cannot focus manually in PROGRAM
AE Panfocus mode.
Using the PROGRAM
AE function
1 Set the MODE selector to
MOVIE or STILL.
2 Press PROGRAM AE
repeatedly to select the
desired PROGRAM AE mode.
Aperture priority mode
Makes the subject stand out
against an unclear background or
makes both the subject and the
background stand out clearly.
Press +/– repeatedly to select an
aperture value in 7 steps from F2.8
to F8.
Shutter speed priority
mode
Records a sharp picture of a fast-
moving subject or the flow of
motion of a moving subject.
Press +/– repeatedly to select a
shutter speed in 19 steps from 8”
to 1/1000 when recording a still
image and in 13 steps from 1/8 to
1/1000 when recording a moving
image.
Twilight mode
Suppresses the washed-out color
of a bright subject in a dark place
so that you can record the subject
without losing the dark
atmosphere of the surroundings.
Twilight plus mode
Increases the effectiveness of the
twilight mode function.
2
1
+/–
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Landscape mode
Focuses only on a distant subject
to record landscapes, etc.
Panfocus mode
Changes the focus quickly and
simply from a close subject to a
distant subject.
To cancel PROGRAM AE
Press PROGRAM AE repeatedly until
the indicator on the LCD screen goes
out.
Notes
• You cannot select F2.8 in aperture priority
mode when the zoom is set to the T side.
• You can focus only on distant subjects in
Landscape mode.
• In Panfocus mode, the zoom position and
focus are fixed.
• When you record in the Twilight plus
mode, we recommend that you use a tripod
to prevent shaking.
• Set the forced flash when you use the
flash in the following modes:
–Twilight mode
–Twilight plus mode
–Landscape mode
• You cannot use the PROGRAM AE
function when [REC MODE] is set to
[TEXT].
• If the setting is not appropriate in aperture
priority mode and shutter priority mode,
the setting value indicator on the LCD
screen flashes when you press the shutter
button halfway down. In this case, reset the
value.
• If you set a slow shutter speed in twilight
plus mode and shutter speed priority mode,
the noise may increase.
Using the spot light-
metering mode
Use this mode when there is backlight
or when there is strong contrast
between the subject and the
background, etc.
1 Set the MODE selector to
MOVIE or STILL.
2 Press SPOT METER to
display the spot light-
metering cross hair.
Position the point you want to
record on the spot light-metering
cross hair.
1
2
LCD screen
Spot light-metering
cross hair
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Adjusting the
exposure
(EXPOSURE)
1 Set the MODE selector to
MOVIE or STILL.
2 Select [CAMERA] and then
[EXPOSURE] from the menu.
3 Select the desired exposure
value.
Adjust the exposure value while
checking the brightness of the
background. You can select values
ranging from +2.0 EV to –2.0 EV
in steps of 1/3 EV.
Note
The exposure may not be adjusted properly
when the subject is extremely bright or dark,
or when using the flash.
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1
Adjusting the white
balance (WHITE
BALANCE)
Normally the white balance is
automatically adjusted.
1 Set the MODE selector to
MOVIE or STILL.
2 Press WHT BAL repeatedly to
select the desired white
balance mode.
One-push white balance
( )
Adjusts the white balance
depending on the light source
OUT DOOR ( )
Recording a sunrise/sunset, night
scene, neon signs, or fireworks
IN DOOR (n)
• Places where the lighting
condition changes quickly
• Under bright lighting such as
photography studios
• Under sodium or mercury lamps
AUTO (No indicator)
Adjusts the white balance
automatically
1
2
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To set the (One-push
white balance) button
1 Press WHT BAL repeatedly until
appears.
2 Place a white object such as paper
under the same light conditions as
you are going to record, and record
the white object so that it fills the
entire frame of your camera.
3 Press .
The indicator starts to flash
quickly. Once the white balance is
set, the indicator stops flashing.
To reactivate auto
adjustment
Select [AUTO] in step 2.
Notes
• Select [AUTO] when recording under
fluorescent lighting.
• The indicator means:
Slow flashing: white balance is not set.
Quick flashing: white balance is being
adjusted.
Lit steady: white balance has been set.
• If the indicator keeps flashing even
when you press , record in automatic
white balance mode.
Recording the date
and time on the still
image (DATE/TIME)
1 Set the MODE selector to
STILL.
2 Select [EFFECT] and then
[DATE/TIME] from the menu.
3 Select the date and time
setting.
DAY&TIME
The date, hour and minutes are
imposed onto the image.
DATE
The year, month and day are
imposed onto the image.
OFF
The date and time are not imposed
onto the image.
4 Record the image.
The date and time are not
displayed during recording.
The date and time are displayed
when playing back images.
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Enjoying picture
effects (P.EFFECT)
1 Set the MODE selector to
MOVIE or STILL.
2 Select [EFFECT] and then
[P.EFFECT] from the menu.
3 Select the desired mode.
SOLARIZE
The light contrast is clearer and the
picture looks like an illustration.
B&W
The picture is monochrome (black
and white).
SEPIA
The picture is colored like an old
picture.
NEG.ART
The color and brightness of the
picture are reversed.
To cancel picture effect
Select [OFF] in step 3.
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B Various playback
Playing back six
images at once
(INDEX)
1 Set the MODE selector to
PLAY.
2 Select [INDEX] on the LCD
screen.
Six images are displayed at once
(index screen).
The following marks are displayed
on each image according to the
image type and settings.
: Moving image file
: Voice memo file
: E-mail file
: Print mark
- : Protect mark
TEXT: Text mark
TIFF: TIFF mark
(No mark): Normal recording (no
settings)
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1
This shows the position of the
currently displayed images relative
to all the recorded images.
To display the next
(previous) index screen
Select v/V at the lower left of the LCD
screen.
To return to normal playback
(single image)
• Select the desired image with the
control button.
• Select [3] (RETURN).
Note
You cannot display images recorded in
TEXT mode on the INDEX screen.
Displays the previous
index screen
Displays the next index
screen
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Enlarging a part of
the still image (Zoom
and trimming)
1 Set the MODE selector to
PLAY.
2 Display the image to be
enlarged.
3 Zoom in/out the image with
the zoom lever.
The zoom scaling indicator
appears on the LCD screen.
4 Press the control button
repeatedly to select the
desired part of the image.
v: The image moves downward
V: The image moves upward
b: The image moves rightward
B: The image moves leftward
To return to the normal size
Zoom out with the zoom lever until the
zoom scaling indicator ( ×1.1)
disappears from the screen, or simply
press z.
To record an enlarged image
(trimming)
1Enlarge the image.
2Press the shutter button. The image
is recorded at 640×480 size, then the
display returns to the image display
before enlargement.
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1
3
Notes
• You cannot trim images recorded in TEXT
mode or uncompressed images.
• The maximum zoom magnification is 5×
the original image, regardless of the image
size.
• The picture quality of trimmed images
may deteriorate.
• The original picture remains even after
trimming.
• The trimmed image is recorded as the
newest file.
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Rotating a still image
(ROTATE)
1 Set the MODE selector to
PLAY.
2 Display the image to rotate.
3 Select [FILE] and then
[ROTATE] from the menu.
4 Rotate the image clockwise
or counterclockwise ,
then select [RETURN].
Notes
• You may not be able to rotate images
recorded with other equipment.
• Also, when viewing images on a personal
computer, the image rotation information
may not be reflected depending on the
application software.
• You cannot rotate protected or
uncompressed images, or images recorded
in TEXT mode.
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1
Playing back the
images in order
(SLIDE SHOW)
This function is useful for checking the
recorded images or for presentations,
etc.
1 Set the MODE selector to
PLAY.
2 Select [FILE] and then [SLIDE
SHOW] from the menu.
Set the following items.
INTERVAL
1 min (one minute), 30 sec
(30 seconds), 10 sec (10 seconds),
5 sec (5 seconds), 3 sec
(3 seconds)
REPEAT
ON: Plays back images in a
continuous loop until
[RETURN] is selected.
OFF: After all images have been
played back, the slide show
ends.
3 Select [START] with the
control button.
The slide show begins.
To cancel the slide show
Select [CANCEL] in step 2 or 3.
To skip to the next/previous
image during slide show
playback
Select "b/B" at the lower left of the
LCD screen.
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Note
The [INTERVAL] setting time is
approximate, and may vary depending on
the played back image size or other factors.
Viewing images on a
TV screen
Before connecting your camera, be
sure to turn off the TV.
1 Connect the A/V connecting
cable to the A/V OUT jack of
your camera and to the
audio/video input jacks of the
TV.
If your TV has stereo type audio
input jacks, connect the audio plug
of the A/V connecting cable to the
Lch jack.
2 Turn on the TV, then start
playback on your camera.
The playback image appears on
the TV screen.
Note
You cannot use a TV that has an antenna
(aerial) connector only.
to A/V OUT jack
Set the TV/VIDEO
switch to “VIDEO.”
A/V connecting
cable (supplied)
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B Editing
Preventing accidental
erasure (PROTECT)
The - (protect) indicator appears on
protected images.
1 Set the MODE selector to
PLAY, then display the image
to protect.
2 Select [FILE], [PROTECT],
and then [ON] from the menu.
The displayed image is protected
and - appears.
To release protection
Select [OFF] in step 2.
1 Set the MODE selector to
PLAY, then display the INDEX
screen.
2 Select [FILE], [PROTECT],
and then [ALL] or [SELECT]
from the menu.
3 When you select [ALL]
Select [ON].
All the images recorded in
“Memory Stick” are protected.
When you select [SELECT]
Select all the images to protect
with the control button, then select
[ENTER].
In single mode
In INDEX mode
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1
The selected images are protected.
To release protection
If you selected [ALL] in step 2, select
[OFF]. If you selected [SELECT] in
step 2, select the images to unprotect
with the control button, then select
[ENTER].

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