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  • Brand: Sony
  • Product: Digital Camera
  • Model/name: Cybershot DSC-F77A
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Table of Contents

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3-086-183-11(1)
Digital Still Camera
Operating Instructions
Before operating the unit, please read this manual thoroughly, and
retain it for future reference.
DSC-F77A
© 2003 Sony Corporation
Getting started ________________________
Shooting still images __________________
Viewing still images ___________________
Deleting still images ___________________
Before advanced operations _____________
Advanced still image shooting____________
Advanced still image viewing_____________
Still image editing ______________________
Enjoying movies________________________
Enjoying images on your computer _______
Troubleshooting ________________________
Additional information ___________________
Index ______________________________
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To prevent fire or shock hazard, do
not expose the unit to rain or
moisture.
Notice
If static electricity or electromagnetism causes
data transfer to discontinue midway (fail),
restart the application or disconnect and
connect the USB multi connecting cable
again.
Certain countries or regions may regulate
disposal of the battery used to power this
product. Please consult with your local
authority.
WARNING Before using your camera
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 or recording medium, etc.
Back up recommendation
To avoid the potential risk of data loss, always
copy (back up) data to a disk.
Notes on image data compatibility
• This camera conforms with the Design rule
for Camera File system universal standard
established by the JEITA (Japan Electronics
and Information Technology Industries
Association).
• 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, LCD finder (only models
with a LCD finder) and lens
• The LCD screen and the LCD finder are
manufactured using extremely high-
precision technology so over 99.99% of the
pixels are operational for effective use.
However, there may be some tiny black
points and/or bright points (white, red, blue
or green in color) that constantly appear on
the LCD screen and the LCD finder. These
points are normal in the manufacturing
process and do not affect the recording in
any way.
• Be careful when placing the camera near a
window or outdoors. Exposing the LCD
screen, the finder or the lens to direct
sunlight for long periods may cause
malfunctions.
• Close the lens portion when not using the
camera.
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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, see page 100 and follow the
instructions on how to remove it before using
the camera.
The pictures used in this manual
The photographs used as examples of pictures
in this manual are reproduced images, and are
not actual images shot using this camera.
Do not aim the camera at the sun or
other bright light
This may cause irrecoverable damage to your
eyes.
Trademarks
• “Memory Stick,” , “MagicGate
Memory Stick,” and , are trademarks of
Sony Corporation.
• “Memory Stick Duo” and
are trademarks of Sony
Corporation.
• “Memory Stick PRO” and
are trademarks of Sony
Corporation.
• “MagicGate” and are
trademarks of Sony Corporation.
• “InfoLITHIUM” is a trademark of Sony
Corporation.
• Microsoft and Windows are registered
trademarks of the U.S. Microsoft
Corporation in the United States and other
countries.
• Macintosh, Mac OS, QuickTime, iBook, and
Power Mac are trademarks or registered
trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc.
• “Pentium” is a trademark or a registered
trademark of Intel Corporation.
• In addition, system and product names used
in this manual are, in general, trademarks or
registered trademarks of their respective
developers or manufacturers. However, the
™
or ® marks are not used in all cases in this
manual.
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 an abbreviation of Modulation
Transfer Function, a numeric value
indicating the amount of light from a
specific part of the subject gathered at the
corresponding position in the image.
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Table of contents
Before using your camera.........................2
Identifying the parts..................................6
Charging the battery pack.........................8
Using an external power source..............11
Using your camera abroad ......................11
Turning on/off your camera....................12
How to use the control button.................13
Setting the date and time.........................14
Inserting and removing a “Memory Stick”
........................................................16
Setting the still image size ......................17
Basic still image shooting
– using auto mode...........................18
Checking the last image shot
– Quick Review..............................19
Using the smart zoom.........................20
Shooting close-ups – Macro ...............21
Using the self-timer ............................22
Rotating the lens – Mirror mode.........22
Selecting a flash mode........................23
Shooting with the finder .....................25
Inserting the date and time on a still
image ..............................................26
Shooting according to scene conditions
(scene selection) .............................27
Deciding the still image quality.............. 29
Image size and quality............................ 30
Viewing images on the LCD screen of your
camera............................................ 31
Viewing on the single-image screen .. 31
Viewing on the index
(nine- or triple-image) screen......... 32
Viewing images on a TV screen............. 33
Deleting images...................................... 35
Deleting on the Index (nine-image)
screen ............................................. 36
Deleting on the Index (triple-image)
screen ............................................. 37
Formatting a “Memory Stick”................ 39
How to setup and operate your camera .. 40
Changing menu settings ..................... 40
Changing items in the SET UP screen
........................................................ 40
Choosing a focus method........................41
AF lock shooting using Center AF .....42
Setting the distance to the subject
(Focus preset) .................................43
Adjusting the exposure
(EV adjustment)..............................43
Spot light-metering .................................44
Adjusting color tones (White Balance)...45
Adjusting the flash level .........................46
Shooting multiple frames
(Clip Motion)..................................47
Shooting in Multi Burst mode
(Multi Burst)...................................48
Shooting still images for e-mail
(E-MAIL) .......................................49
Shooting still images with audio files
(VOICE) .........................................50
Adding special effects (Picture Effect) ...51
Selecting a Folder....................................51
Creating a new folder..........................52
Changing the recording folder ............52
Selecting the folder for playback
(Folder) ...........................................53
Enlarging a portion of a still image.........54
Getting started
Shooting still images
Viewing still images
Deleting still images
Before advanced operations
Advanced still image
shooting
Advanced still image viewing
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Enlarging an image
– Playback zoom.............................54
Recording an enlarged image
– Trimming.....................................55
Playing back successive images
(Slide show)....................................55
Rotating still images................................56
Protecting images (Protect).....................57
On the single screen............................57
On the Index (nine-image) screen.......57
On the Index (triple-image) screen .....58
Changing image size (Resize).................59
Choosing images to print
(Print (DPOF) mark).......................60
On the single screen............................60
On the Index (nine-image) screen.......60
On the Index (triple-image) screen .....61
Shooting movies......................................62
Viewing movies on the LCD screen .......63
Deleting movies ......................................64
On the single screen............................64
On the Index (nine-image) screen.......64
On the Index (triple-image) screen .....65
Editing movies ........................................66
Cutting movies....................................66
Deleting unnecessary portions of movies
........................................................ 67
Copying images to your computer
– For Windows users...................... 68
Installing the USB driver.................... 69
Installing “Image Transfer”................ 69
Installing “ImageMixer”..................... 71
Connecting your camera to your
computer......................................... 71
Copying images using “Image Transfer”
........................................................ 73
Changing “Image Transfer” settings .. 73
Copying images without using “Image
Transfer” ........................................ 74
Viewing the images on your computer
........................................................ 75
Image file storage destinations and file
names.............................................. 76
Viewing an image previously copied to a
computer......................................... 78
Copying images to your computer
– For Macintosh users .................... 79
Troubleshooting...................................... 81
Warnings and messages.......................... 89
Self-diagnosis display .............................91
The number of images that can be saved/
shooting time...................................92
Menu items..............................................93
SET UP items..........................................98
Precautions ............................................100
The “Memory Stick” .............................101
The “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack........102
Specifications ........................................103
The LCD screen ....................................104
Index......................................................107
Still image editing
Enjoying movies
Enjoying images on your
computer
Troubleshooting
Additional information
Index
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Identifying the parts
See the pages in parentheses for details of operation.
Camera
A Lens
B Shutter button (18)
C POWER lamp (12)
D POWER button (12)
E Tripod receptacle (bottom
surface)
F Finder window
G Flash (23)
H Self-timer lamp (22)/
AF illuminator (24, 98)
I Microphone
J Speaker (bottom surface)
• Use a tripod with a screw length of less than
5.5 mm (7/32 inch). You will be unable to
firmly secure the camera to tripods having
longer screws, and may damage the camera.
• Do not touch the microphone while recording.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
0
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A Finder (25)
B SMART ZOOM buttons (during
shooting) (20)/Index buttons
(during playback) (32)
C Control button
(Menu on) (v/V/b/B/z) (13)/
(Menu off) ( / /7/ ) (23/22/19/
21)
D LCD screen
E Multi connector (bottom surface)
(8, 11, 33, 72)
F DSPL/LCD ON/OFF button (25)
G MENU button (17)
H MODE dial (14)
: To shoot still images in auto
mode
P: To shoot still images in
program mode
SCN: To shoot in the Scene
Selection mode
SET UP: To set the SET UP items
: To shoot movies/Clip Motion
images/Multi Burst mode images
: To view or edit images
I Battery/“Memory Stick” cover
J Access lamp (16)
K RESET button (81)
L Battery eject lever (9)
M Wrist strap hook
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
q;
qa
qs
qd
/CHG
Self-timer/recording
lamp (red)
AE/AF lock lamp
(green)
/CHG lamp (orange)
(9, 23)
Attaching the wrist strap
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Charging the battery pack
, Open the battery/“Memory
Stick” cover.
Slide the cover in the direction of the arrow.
• When charging the battery pack, make
sure the camera is not turned on
(page 12).
• The camera operates only with the
“InfoLITHIUM” battery NP-FC11 battery pack
(C type) (supplied). You cannot use any other
battery pack (page 102).
, Insert the battery pack, and
close the cover.
Insert the battery pack with the v mark
facing toward the battery compartment as
illustrated above. Make sure the battery
pack is properly inserted, then close the
cover.
• While pushing the battery eject lever down
using the front edge of the battery pack, you
can easily insert the battery pack.
, Connect the AC-LM5 AC power
adaptor (supplied) to the multi
connector of the camera.
When placing the camera, make sure the
LCD screen is facing up.
• Do not short the DC plug on the AC power
adaptor with a piece of metal. This may cause a
malfunction.
1
OPEN
2
Battery eject lever
3
Multi connector
AC power adaptor
v mark
Getting started
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Getting
started
, Connect the power cord (mains
lead) to the AC power adaptor
and to a wall outlet (wall
socket).
When the /CHG lamp goes out, charging is
finished.
• After charging the battery pack, disconnect the
AC power adaptor from the multi connector of
the camera.
To remove the battery pack
Open the battery/“Memory Stick” cover,
and push down the battery eject lever in the
arrow direction as illustrated above.
• Be careful not to drop the battery pack when
removing it.
Battery remaining indicator
The battery remaining indicator shows the
remaining shooting or viewing time.
• When turning the LCD screen off and on, it
takes about one minute to calculate the proper
remaining time.
• A proper remaining time may not be indicated
depending on conditions of use or
circumstances.
Charging time
Approximate time to charge a completely
discharged battery pack using the AC-LM5
AC power adaptor at a temperature of 25°C
(77°F).
4
Power cord
(mains lead)
AC power adaptor
2 To a wall outlet
(wall socket)
1
/CHG
/CHG lamp
Battery eject lever
Battery pack Full charge
(min.)
NP-FC11 (supplied) Approx.150
60min 2272
8
101
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Charging the battery pack (continued)
Battery life and the number of
images that can be recorded/
viewed
The tables show approximate guidelines for
the length of time the camera can be used
when you shoot in Normal mode in an
environment where the ambient
temperature is 25°C (77°F), and the
supplied battery pack is fully charged. The
guidelines for the number of images that
can be recorded or viewed allow for
changing the “Memory Stick” as necessary.
Actual results may differ slightly from
these, depending on the conditions of use.
Shooting still images
In normal shooting1)
1) Shooting at 30-second intervals with [P.
QUALITY] set to [FINE], LCD screen turned
on, flashed every two shootings and turned on/
off every ten shootings.
Viewing still images2)
2) Playing back images in order at about 3-second
intervals on the single-image screen.
Shooting movies3)
3) Continuous shooting with an image size of
160×112
• The battery life and the number of images
recordable or playable are decreased under the
following conditions:
– At low temperature.
– Using the flash.
– Turning on and off frequently.
– When [LCD BACKLIGHT] is set to
[BRIGHT]
– When [POWER SAVE] is set to [OFF].
– Using the battery pack that was used
repeatedly or the battery capacity decreases
as time passed (page 102).
The POWER SAVE function
When the POWER SAVE function is
activated, you can shoot for a longer period
of time.
Set the MODE dial to SET UP, and set
[POWER SAVE] in (SETUP 1) to
[ON]. The factory setting is [ON] (page 99).
• The [POWER SAVE] item is only shown when
using the battery pack.
When the POWER SAVE function is
activated
• The LCD screen will be darker than it is when
[POWER SAVE] is set to [OFF]. You cannot
change the settings for [LCD BACKLIGHT] at
this time (page 99).
• When shooting sill images, the focus works
only while the shutter button is pressed down
halfway.
Image size
NP-FC11 (supplied)
No. of
images
Battery life
(min.)
2272×1704 Approx. 170 Approx. 85
Image size
NP-FC11 (supplied)
No. of
images
Battery life
(min.)
2272×1704 Approx. 3800 Approx. 190
640×480 Approx. 3800 Approx. 190
NP-FC11 (supplied)
LCD screen ON
(min.)
LCD screen OFF
(min.)
Approx. 90 min Approx. 120 min
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Getting
started
Using an external power source
, Connect the AC-LM5 AC power
adaptor (supplied) to the multi
connector of the camera.
When placing the camera, make sure the
LCD screen is facing up.
• Remove the battery pack when using an
external power source.
• Connect the AC power adaptor to an easily
accessible wall outlet (wall socket) close by. If
some trouble occurs while using the adaptor,
immediately shut off the power by
disconnecting the plug from the wall outlet
(wall socket).
1
AC power adaptor
Multi connector
v mark
, Connect the power cord (mains
lead) to the AC power adaptor
and to a wall outlet (wall
socket).
• When you have finished using the AC power
adaptor, disconnect it from the multi connector
of the camera.
• The set is not disconnected from the AC power
source as long as it is connected to the wall
outlet (wall socket), even if the unit itself has
been turned off.
2
2 To a wall outlet
(wall socket)
Power cord
(mains lead)
1
Using your camera
abroad
Power sources
You can use your camera in any country or
area with the supplied AC power adaptor
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
the wall outlet (wall socket) [b].
• Do not use an electrical transformer (travel
converter), as this may cause a malfunction.
AC-LM5
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Turning on/off your camera
There are following two ways to turn on the
camera.
1 Press POWER.
The POWER lamp lights in green and the
power is on. When you turn on the camera
for the first time, the CLOCK SET screen
appears (page 14).
To turn off the power
Press POWER again, the POWER lamp
goes out, and the camera turns off.
• To turn off the start-up sound, set [BEEP] to
[OFF] in (SETUP 1) in the SET UP
settings (page 99).
2 Rotate the lens portion.
Rotating the lens portion in the arrow
direction turns on the camera. To turn off
the power, rotate it back.
The Auto Power Off function
If no tasks are performed for a while* when
shooting, viewing images, or setting up the
camera while using the battery pack, power
is automatically shut off to preserve battery
power.
However, in the following circumstances,
even if the battery pack is being used to
power the camera, the Auto Power Off
function will not work.
• Movies are being played back
• A slide show is being shown
• During USB connection
* When [POWER SAVE] is set to [ON]:
approximately 90 seconds
When [POWER SAVE] is set to [OFF]:
approximately three minutes
MODE
POWER
POWER
POWER lamp
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Getting
started
How to use the control button
To change the current settings of the
camera, bring up the menu or the SET UP
screen (page 40), and use the control button
to make the changes.
For each item, press v/V/b/B to select the
desired value, then press z or b/B to make
the setting.
MODE
IMAGE SIZE
640 x 480
1280x 960
1600x1200
2272(3:2)
2272x1704
REC MODE
NORMAL
E-MAIL
VOICE
2272
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Setting the date and time
, Set the MODE dial to .
• You can carry out this operation even when the
MODE dial is set to P, SCN, , or .
• To set the time and the date again, set the
MODE dial to SET UP, select [CLOCK SET]
in (SETUP 2) (page 99), then proceed from
Step 3.
, Press POWER to turn on the
power.
The POWER lamp lights in green and the
CLOCK SET screen appears on the LCD
screen.
, Select the desired date format
with v/V on the control button,
then press z.
You can select from [Y/M/D] (year/month/
day), [M/D/Y], and [D/M/Y].
• If the rechargeable button battery, which
provides the power for saving the time data,
ever loses its charge (page 100), the CLOCK
SET screen automatically reappears. If this
happens, start from Step 3 to set up the date
and time again.
MODE
POWER
1
MODE dial
MODE
POWER
2
O K
CANCEL
D/M/Y
M/D/Y
Y/M/D
CLOCK SET
2003 / :
/ 1
1 12 00
AM
OK
POWER
3
O K
CANCEL
D/M/Y
M/D/Y
Y/M/D
CLOCK SET
2003 / :
/ 1
1 12 00
AM
OK
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Getting
started
, Select the year, month, day,
hour, or minute item you want
to set with b/B on the control
button.
A v will be shown above, and a V will be
shown below the item currently selected to
be set.
, Set the desired numerical
value with v/V on the control
button, then press z.
After setting the current numerical value,
set the next item. Repeat the above process
until all of the items have been set.
• If you select [D/M/Y] in Step 3, set the time
on a 24- hour cycle.
, Select [OK] with B on the
control button, then press z.
The date and time are set and the clock will
start to keep time.
• To cancel the setting process, select
[CANCEL], then press z.
4
2003 / :
/ 1
1 12 00 O K
CANCEL
CLOCK SET
AM
OK
D/M/Y
M/D/Y
Y/M/D
5
2003 / :
/ 1
1 12 00 O K
CANCEL
CLOCK SET
AM
OK
D/M/Y
M/D/Y
Y/M/D
2003 / :
/ 4
7 10 30
6
O K
CANCEL
CLOCK SET
AM
OK
D/M/Y
M/D/Y
Y/M/D
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Inserting and removing a “Memory Stick”
, Open the battery/“Memory
Stick” cover.
Slide the cover in the direction of the arrow.
, Insert the “Memory Stick.”
Insert the “Memory Stick” all the way in
until it clicks as shown in the illustration.
• Whenever you insert a “Memory Stick,” push it
as far as it can go. If you do not insert it
correctly, a proper recording or playback may
not be carried out.
, Close the battery/“Memory
Stick” cover.
To remove the “Memory Stick”
Open the battery/“Memory Stick” cover,
then push the “Memory Stick” to pop it out.
• Whenever the Access lamp is lit, the
camera is recording or reading out an
image. Never remove the “Memory
Stick” or turn off the power at this time.
The data may be corrupted.
1 2 Label side
Connector side
3
Access lamp
Shooting still images
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Shooting
still
images
Setting the still image size
, Set the MODE dial to , rotate
the lens portion to turn on the
power, then press MENU.
The menu appears.
• You can carry out this operation even when the
MODE dial is set to P or SCN.
• For more information about the image size, see
page 30.
, Select (IMAGE SIZE) with b
on the control button.
Select the desired image size
with v/V.
The image size is set.
After the setting is completed, press
MENU. The menu disappears from the
screen.
• The image size value selected here is preserved
even when the camera is turned off.
The MODE dial position during
still image shooting
When shooting still images, the selectable
shooting modes are as follows:
(Auto mode shooting)
You can perform an easy shooting since this
mode automatically adjusts the focus,
exposure, and white balance. In this mode,
[P. QUALITY] is set to [FINE] and the AF
range finder is set to the Multipoint AF
(page 18).
P (Program mode shooting)
You can set the shooting functions in the
menu settings according to your shooting
condition (page 93).
SCN (Scene selection)
This mode is effective when shooting night
scenes, people at night, landscapes, or
portraits (page 27).
1
MODE
IMAGE SIZE
640 x 480
1280x 960
1600x1200
2272(3:2)
2272x1704
2272
MENU 2
MODE
IMAGE SIZE
640 x 480
1280x 960
1600x1200
2272(3:2)
2272x1704
MODE
IMAGE SIZE
640 x 480
1280x 960
1600x1200
2272(3:2)
2272x1704
2272
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Basic still image shooting – using auto mode
, Set the MODE dial to , and
rotate the lens portion to turn
on your camera.
When a “Memory Stick” is inserted, the
recording folder name is indicated on the
LCD screen for about five seconds
(page 51).
• When the MODE dial is set to , the
exposure, white balance and focus are adjusted
automatically.
, Hold the camera steadily with
both hands and position a
subject in the center of the
focus frame.
Do not cover the lens, flash, or microphone
(page 6) with your fingers.
, Press and hold the shutter
button halfway down.
The camera beeps. When the AE/AF lock
indicator stops flashing and remains on, the
camera is ready for shooting. (The screen
may be frozen for a split second depending
on the subject.)
• If you release your finger from the shutter
button, shooting will be canceled.
• The minimum focal distance to a subject is
50 cm (19 11
/16 inches). To shoot subjects at
distances closer than this, use the Macro mode
(page 21).
• The frame appearing on the LCD screen shows
the focus adjustment range. (For more details
on the AF range finder, see page 41.)
MODE
POWER
1
MODE dial
2 3
640
F2.8
30
98
60min FINE 101
AE/AF lock indicator
Flashes in green t
Remains on
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Shooting
still
images
, Press the shutter button fully
down.
The shutter clicks, the shooting is
completed, and the still image is saved in
the “Memory Stick.” When the recording
lamp goes out, you can shoot the next
image.
• When you are shooting with the battery pack, if
no tasks are performed for a while with the
camera turned on, power is automatically shut
off to preserve battery power (page 12).
4
640
60min 101
97
About Auto Focus
When you try to shoot a subject that is hard
to focus on, the AE/AF lock indicator will
change to flashing slowly.
The Auto Focus function may be difficult to
use with in the following subjects. In such
cases, release the shutter button, then try to
recompose the shot and focus again.
• The subject is distant from the camera and dark
• The contrast between the subject and its
background is poor
• The subject is seen through glass, such as a
window
• A fast-moving subject
• The subject has a reflection, such as that from a
mirror, or there is a luminous body and a
lustrous subject
• A flashing subject.
• A backlit subject
There are two method for Auto Focus
function: Multipoint AF and Center AF
(page 41). When the MODE dial is set to
, The Multipoint AF is automatically
selected.
Checking the last image
shot – Quick Review
, Press b (7) on the control
button.
To return to shooting mode, press the
shutter button lightly or press b (7) on the
control button again.
To delete the image displayed on the
LCD screen
1 Press MENU to display the menu.
2 Select [DELETE] with B on the control
button, then press z.
3 Select [OK] with v on the control
button, then press z.
The image is deleted.
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Using the smart zoom
, Press the SMART ZOOM to
choose the desired zoom
position, and shoot your
image.
You can zoom in the image using digital
process, with very little deterioration.
The maximum zoom scale depends on the
image size.
1600×1200: 1.4×
1280×960: 1.7×
640×480: 3.5×
When the image size is 2272×1704 or 2272
(3:2), the smart zoom does not work.
• When using the smart zoom, the image on the
LCD screen may look rough. However, this
phenomenon has no effect on the recorded
image.
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• If the LCD screen is turned off, the smart zoom
function does not work. Turn on the LCD
screen when using the smart zoom function.
• AF range finder is not shown when using the
smart zoom. When 9 (FOCUS) is set to
[MULTI AF] or [CENTER AF], or
flashes and the centrally-located subject has
priority to focus on.
• The smart zoom cannot be used while shooting
movies (page 62).
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Shooting
still
images
Shooting close-ups – Macro
For close-ups of small subjects like flowers
or insects, shoot using the macro feature.
You can use this feature for close-ups of
subjects up to approximately 10 cm
(3 15
/16 inches) from the end of the lens.
, Set the MODE dial to , and
press B ( ) on the control
button.
The (Macro) indicator appears on the
LCD screen.
• When the [POWER SAVE] (page 99) is set to
[ON], the focus will be achieved only while the
shutter button is pressed and held halfway
down.
• If the menu is currently displayed, press MENU
first to make the menu disappear.
• You can carry out this operation even when the
MODE dial is set to P, SCN (other than the
Landscape mode) (page 27), or .
, Center the subject in the frame,
and press and hold the shutter
button halfway down, then
press the shutter button fully
down.
To return to normal shooting
Press B ( ) on the control button again.
The indicator disappears from the LCD
screen.
• Use the LCD screen to shoot when
using the Macro feature. If you use the
finder, the limits of what you see and
what you actually shoot may be
different.
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Using the self-timer
, Set the MODE dial to , and
press V ( ) on the control
button.
The (Self-timer) indicator appears on the
LCD screen.
• If the menu is currently displayed, press MENU
first to make the menu disappear.
• You can carry out this operation even when the
MODE dial is set to P, SCN, or .
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, Center the subject in the frame,
and press and hold the shutter
button halfway down, then
press the shutter button fully
down.
The Self-timer lamp (page 6) will flash in
orange, and you will hear a beeping sound.
The image will be shot after approximately
10 seconds.
To cancel the self-timer during the
operation
Press V ( ) on the control button again.
• If you stand in front of the camera and press the
shutter button, the focus and the exposure may
not be correctly set.
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Rotating the lens
– Mirror mode
, Adjust the lens portion angle.
When shooting in mirror mode, turn over
the lens portion as illustrated above. The
image on the LCD screen is a mirror-image.
However, the image can be normal when
recorded.
Image on the
LCD screen
Recorded image
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Shooting
still
images
Selecting a flash mode
, Set the MODE dial to , and
press v ( ) on the control
button repeatedly to select a
flash mode.
The flash mode has the following features.
No indicator (Auto): Based on the
lighting conditions, the camera will decide
if there is enough light, and will use the
flash accordingly.
(Forced flash): The flash will be used
regardless of the amount of ambient light.
(No flash): The flash will not be used.
• You can carry out this operation even when the
MODE dial is set to P, SCN (Soft snap
mode), or (Clip motion).
• The recommended distance using the flash is
about 0.5 m to 1.7 m (1 foot 7 3/4 inches to
5 feet 7 inches) when [ISO] is set to [AUTO].
(When the MODE dial is not set to P, [ISO]
is set to [AUTO].)
• If the menu is currently displayed, press MENU
first to make the menu disappear.
• In the Auto or (Forced flash) mode, you look
at the LCD screen in a dark place, you may
notice some “noise” in the image, but this will
have no effect on the image you shoot.
• While the flash is being charged, the /CHG
lamp flashes. After charging is completed, the
lamp goes out.
To reduce “red-eye” when
shooting live subjects
The flash pre-strobes before shooting to
reduce the red-eye phenomenon. Set [RED
EYE REDUCTION] to [ON] in the SET UP
settings (page 98). appears on the LCD
screen.
• The amount of red-eye reduction possible
varies according to the individual. In addition,
the distance to the subject, and whether or not
the subject has seen pre-strobe light begin to
strobe may also reduce the effectiveness of the
red-eye reduction process.
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Selecting a flash mode (continued)
Shooting with the AF
illuminator
This is additional lighting provided to assist
in focusing when shooting in dark places.
Set [AF ILLUMINATOR] to [AUTO] in
the SET UP settings (page 98). If you try to
shoot under insufficient lighting conditions,
appears the LCD screen; the AF
illuminator will flash automatically during
the time between when the shutter button is
pressed halfway down and the focus locks.
• Even when the AF illuminator flashes, but
sufficient light does not reach the subject (the
recommended distance for this feature is up to
approx. 1.5 m (4 feet 11 1/8 inches), or the
subject has weak contrast, the camera may not
focus properly.
• If AF illuminator light misses the center of the
image somewhat, the camera will focus
properly as long as it reaches the subject.
• When the focus preset distance is set, the AF
illuminator does not function.
• When 9 (FOCUS) is set to [MULTI AF] or
[CENTER AF], the AF range finder is not
displayed. or flashes and the centrally-
located subject has priority to focus on.
• In the following Scene selection modes
(page 27), the AF illuminator will not function.
– When shooting in Twilight mode
– When shooting in Landscape mode
• The AF illuminator is a bright light. There are
no safety hazards, but when shooting at short
distances, do not aim it directly at the subject’s
eyes.
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Shooting
still
images
Shooting with the finder
The finder is convenient when you want to
save battery power, or when it is difficult to
confirm the image using the LCD screen.
Each time you press DSPL/LCD ON/OFF,
the display changes in the following order.
All of the indicators are turned off
• The image through the finder does not
indicate the actual recordable range. To
confirm the recordable range, use the
LCD screen.
• For details on the items displayed, see
page 104.
• 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 18).
• When the LCD screen is turned off, the smart
zoom does not function (page 20).
• If you press (Flash mode)/ (Self-timer)/
(Macro) with the LCD screen turned off, the
image will be displayed on the screen for
approximately two seconds so you can check or
change the setting.
Finder
DSPL/LCD
ON/OFF
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The LCD screen is turned off.
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All of the available indicators
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Inserting the date and time on a still image
, Set the MODE dial to SET UP.
The SET UP screen appears.
• When images are shot with the date and time
inserted, the date and time cannot be removed
later.
• When shooting images with the date and time
inserted, the actual date and time are not
displayed on the LCD screen, instead, is
displayed in the upper left portion of the LCD
screen. The actual date and time are indicated
in red in the lower-right corner when the image
is played back.
, Select (CAMERA) with v on
the control button, then press
B.
Select [DATE/TIME] with v/V,
then press B.
, Select the date and time setting
with v/V on the control button,
then press z.
DAY&TIME: Inserts the date and the time
of shooting into the image
DATE: Inserts the year, the month and the
date of shooting into the image
OFF: Does not insert date/time data into the
image
After the setting has been completed, set the
MODE dial to , and continue your shooting.
• When you chose [DATE] in Step 3, the date
will be inserted in the order set in “Setting the
date and time” (page 14).
• You can insert the date and time even when the
MODE dial is set to P or SCN.
• This setting is maintained even when the power
is turned off.
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CAMERA
MOVING IMAGE:
DATE/TIME:
RED EYE REDUCTION:
AF ILLUMINATOR:
MPEG MOVIE
OFF
OFF
AUTO
SELECT
2
CAMERA
MOVING IMAGE:
DATE/TIME:
RED EYE REDUCTION:
AF ILLUMINATOR:
DAY&TIME
DATE
OFF
OK
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CAMERA
MOVING IMAGE:
DATE/TIME:
RED EYE REDUCTION:
AF ILLUMINATOR:
MPEG MOVIE
DATE
OFF
AUTO
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Shooting
still
images
Shooting according to scene conditions
(scene selection)
When shooting night scenes, shooting
people at night, shooting landscapes, or
shooting portraits, use the modes listed
below to increase the quality of your
images.
Twilight mode
Under dark lighting conditions, you can
shoot using the Twilight mode, and still get
good images. However, because the shutter
speed is slower under these conditions, we
recommend you use a tripod.
• The flash cannot be used.
Twilight portrait mode
Use this mode when shooting people in the
foreground at night.
Because the shutter speed is slow, it is
recommended that you use a tripod.
• Allows you to shoot images of people in the
foreground with distinct outlines without losing
the feeling that you are shooting at night.
• The flash forcely strobes.
Landscape mode
Focuses on images far away, so is
convenient for shooting landscapes at a
distance.
• You cannot shoot in Macro mode.
• The flash auto mode cannot be selected.
Soft snap mode
The soft snap mode lets you shoot skin
colors in brighter and warmer tones for
more beautiful pictures. In addition, the soft
focus effect creates a gentle atmosphere for
portraits of people, flowers, etc.
Twilight mode Twilight portrait mode Landscape mode Soft snap mode
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Shooting according to scene conditions (scene selection) (continued)
, Set the MODE dial to SCN, and
press MENU.
The menu appears.
, Select [SCN] with b on the
control button.
, Select the desired mode with
v/V on the control button.
The mode is set to your choice.
When the setting is completed, press
MENU. The menu disappears from the
screen.
To cancel the scene selection
Set the MODE dial to another position.
• The setting is maintained even when the power
is turned off.
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WB
EV
SCN
0EV
0EV
MENU
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SCN
3
WB
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Shooting
still
images
NR slow shutter
The NR slow shutter mode removes noise from
recorded images, providing clear images. When the
scene selection mode and shutter speed value are
as follows, the camera automatically enters the
NR slow shutter mode and “NR” is indicated next
to the shutter speed indicator.
Press the shutter button fully
down.
r
Then the screen turns black.
r
Finally, when
“PROCESSING” disappears,
the image has been recorded.
• To eliminate the effects of vibration, use of a
tripod is recommended.
Mode Twilight/Twilight portrait
Shutter
speed
1/2 sec./slower than 1/2 sec.
F2.8
NR2''
CAPTURING
PROCESSING
Deciding the still image quality
, Set the MODE dial to P,
rotate the lens portion to turn
on the power, then press
MENU.
The menu appears.
• You can carry out this operation even when the
MODE dial is set to SCN.
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ISO
0EV
WB
0EV
EV
MENU
, Select (P. QUALITY) with b/
B on the control button.
Select the desired image
quality with v/V.
The image quality is set.
After the setting is completed, press
MENU. The menu disappears from the
screen.
• For image quality, you can choose either
[FINE] or [STANDARD].
• The image quality value selected here is
preserved even when the camera is turned off.
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PFX
MODE
FINE
P.QUALITY
STANDARD
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Image size and quality
You can choose image size (number of
pixels) and image quality (compression
ratio) based on the kind of images you want
to shoot. The larger you make the image
size and the higher you make the image
quality, the better your image, but also the
larger the amount of data needed to preserve
your image. This means you can save fewer
images in your “Memory Stick.”
Choose an image size and quality level
appropriately for the kind of images you
want to shoot.
You can resize the images later (Resize
function, see page 59).
You can choose image size from among the
five options in the following tables.
1) This option records images in a horizontal to
vertical proportion of 3:2 to match the size of
the print paper used.
Image size Examples
2272×1704 Very fine prints
2272 (3:2) 3:2 prints1)
1600×1200 Printing A5 size images
1280×960 Printing postcard size images
640×480 Creating your home page
2) When [REC MODE] is set to [NORMAL]
For the number of images that can be saved in
other modes, see page 92.
• When the images are viewed on the LCD
screen of the camera, they all look the same
size.
• Number of shooting images can differ from
these values according to shooting conditions.
• The image size value (e.g., 2272×1704) is the
number of pixels displayed.
• When the remaining number of images
recordable is more than 9999, “>9999” is
indicated.
The number of images that can be saved in a “Memory Stick”2)
The number of images that can be saved in FINE (STANDARD) mode are shown below.
(Units: number of images)
Capacity
16MB 32MB 64MB 128MB MSX-256 MSX-512 MSX-1G
Image size
2272×1704 8 (14) 16 (30) 32 (60) 65 (121) 119 (216) 242 (440) 494 (898)
2272 (3:2) 8 (14) 16 (30) 32 (60) 65 (121) 119 (216) 242 (440) 494 (898)
1600×1200 16 (30) 33 (61) 66 (123) 133 (246) 238 (446) 484 (907) 988 (1852)
1280×960
24
(46)
50
(93)
101
(187)
202
(376)
357
(649)
726
(1320)
1482
(2694)
640×480
97
(243)
196
(491)
394
(985)
790
(1975)
1428
(3571)
2904
(7261)
5928
(14821)
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Viewing
still
images
Viewing images on the LCD screen of your
camera
You can view images shot with the camera
almost immediately on the screen. You can
select the following three methods for
viewing images.
Single (single-image) screen
You can view one image at a time,
occupying the entire screen.
Index (nine-image) screen
Nine images are displayed simultaneously
in separate panels on the screen.
Index (triple-image) screen
Three images are displayed simultaneously
in separate panels on the screen. Various
image information items are also displayed.
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Single
(single-image) screen
Index
(nine-image) screen
Index
(triple-image) screen
• For details on the movies, see page 63.
• For a detailed description of the screen
indicators, see page 106.
Viewing on the single-image
screen
, Set the MODE dial to , and
turn on the power.
The newest image in the selected recording
folder (page 51) is displayed.
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Viewing on the single-image
screen (continued)
, Select the desired still image
with b/B on the control button.
b : Displays the previous image.
B : Displays the next image.
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Viewing on the index (nine- or triple-image) screen
, Press the SMART ZOOM W
button once.
The display switches to the Index (nine-
image) screen.
To display the next (previous) Index
screen
Press v/V/b/B on the control button to
move the yellow frame up/down/left/right.
MOVE
SINGLE DISPLAY
, Press the SMART ZOOM W
button once more.
The display switches to the Index (triple-
image) screen.
Pressing v/V on the control button shows
the remaining image information.
To display the next (previous) Index
screen
Press b/B on the control button.
To return to the single-image screen
Press the SMART ZOOM T button
repeatedly, or press z on the control button.
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Viewing
still
images
Viewing images on a TV screen
, Connect the A/V multi
connecting cable to the multi
connector of the camera and
the audio/video input jacks of
the TV.
If your TV has stereo type input jacks,
connect the audio plug (black) of the A/V
multi connecting cable to the Lch audio
input jack.
When placing the camera, make sure the
LCD screen is facing up.
• Turn off both the camera and the TV before
connecting the camera and the TV with the A/V
multi connecting cable.
, Turn on the TV, and set the TV/
Video switch to “Video.”
• The name and location of this switch may differ
depending on your TV.
, Set the MODE dial to , and
turn on the camera.
Press b/B on the control button to select the
desired image.
• When using the camera abroad, it may be
necessary to switch the video output signal to
match that of your TV system (page 99).
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Multi connector
A/V multi connecting
cable (supplied)
v mark 2 TV/Video switch
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Watching images on a TV screen
If you want to view images on a TV, you
need a TV having a video input jack and the
A/V multi connecting cable (supplied).
The color system of the TV must match as
that of your digital still camera. Check the
following list:
NTSC system
Bahama Islands, Bolivia, Canada, Central
America, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador,
Jamaica, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Peru,
Surinam, Taiwan, the Philippines, the
U.S.A., Venezuela, etc.
PAL system
Australia, Austria, Belgium, China, Czech
Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany,
Holland, Hong Kong, Italy, Kuwait,
Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal,
Singapore, Slovak Republic, Spain,
Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, United
Kingdom, etc.
PAL-M system
Brazil
PAL-N system
Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay
SECAM system
Bulgaria, France, Guiana, Hungary, Iran,
Iraq, Monaco, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, etc.
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Deleting
still
images
Deleting images
, Set the MODE dial to , and
turn on the camera.
Select the image you want to
delete with b/B on the control
button.
, Press MENU.
Select [DELETE] with b/B on
the control button, then press
z.
The image has not yet been deleted at this
point.
• You cannot delete protected images (page 57).
, Select [OK] with v on the
control button, then press z.
“MEMORY STICK ACCESS” appears on
the screen. When this message disappears,
the image has been deleted.
To delete other images continuously
Select the image you want to delete with b/
B on the control button. Select [DELETE],
then press z. Next, select [OK] with v on
the control button, then press z.
To cancel the deletion
Select [EXIT] with V on the control button,
then press z.
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OK
FOLDER
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DPOF
PROTECT
DELETE
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EXIT
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Deleting on the Index (nine-image) screen
, While an Index (nine-image)
screen (page 32) is displayed,
press MENU.
Select [DELETE] with b/B on
the control button, then press
z.
, Select [SELECT] with b/B on
the control button, then press
z.
To delete all the images in the folder
Select [ALL IN FOLDER] with B on the
control button, then press z. Next, select
[OK], then press z. All of the unprotected
images in the folder are deleted. To cancel
the deletion, select [EXIT], then press z.
, Select the image you want to
delete with v/V/b/B on the
control button, then press z.
The (Delete) mark is indicated on the
selected image. At this point, the image has
not yet been deleted. Put the mark on all
of the images you want to delete.
• To cancel your selection, select images you
want to cancel and press z again. The mark
disappears.
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FOLDER DPOF
PROTECT
DELETE
MENU 2
SELECT
CANCEL ALL IN FOLDER
DELETE
3
TO NEXT
MENU
MOVE
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Deleting
still
images
, Press MENU.
Select [OK] with B on the
control button, then press z.
“MEMORY STICK ACCESS” appears on
the screen. When this message disappears,
the images have been deleted.
To cancel the deletion
Select [EXIT] with b on the control button,
then press z.
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EXIT
DELETE OK
Deleting on the Index (triple-image) screen
, While an Index (triple-image)
screen (page 32) is displayed,
move the image you want to
delete to the center with b/B on
the control button.
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SHUTTER SPEED:
EXPOSUREVALUE:
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SINGLE DISPLAY
, Press MENU.
Select [DELETE] with the v/V
on the control button, then
press z.
At this point, the image has not yet been
deleted.
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DPOF
DELETE
FOLDER
BACK/NEXT
OK
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Deleting on the Index (triple-image) screen (continued)
, Select [OK] with v on the
control button, then press z.
“MEMORY STICK ACCESS” appears on
the screen. When this message disappears,
the image has been deleted.
To cancel the deletion
Select [CANCEL] with V on the control
button, then press z.
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CANCEL
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Deleting
still
images
Formatting a “Memory Stick”
, Insert the “Memory Stick” you
want to format into the camera.
Set the MODE dial to SET UP,
and turn on the power.
• The term “formatting” means preparing a
“Memory Stick” to record images; this process
is also called “initialization.” The supplied
“Memory Stick” and those available
commercially, are already formatted, and can
be used immediately.
• When you format a “Memory Stick,” be
aware that all of the data in the “Memory
Stick” will be permanently erased.
Protected images are also erased.
, Select (MEMORY STICK
TOOL) with v/V on the control
button.
Select [FORMAT] with B, then,
press B.
Select [OK] with v , then press
z.
To cancel the formatting
Select [CANCEL] with V on the control
button, then press z.
• Use the fully charged battery pack. Formatting
using the low level battery pack may cause a
format error by battery shutoff.
, Select [OK] with v on the
control button, then press z.
The “FORMATTING” message appears.
When this message disappears, the format
is complete.
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OK
MEMORY STICK TOOL
FORMAT:
CREATE REC.FOLDER:
CHANGE REC.FOLDER:
O K
CANCEL
3
OK
READY?
FORMAT
ALL DATA WILL BE ERASED
CANCEL
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How to setup and
operate your camera
This section describes the most frequently
used menus and the SET UP screen.
Changing menu settings
a Press MENU.
The menu appears.
b Select the setting item you
want to change with b/B on
the control button.
The letters and symbols of the item
you select turn yellow.
c Select the desired setting with
v/V on the control button.
The frame of the selected setting turns
yellow, and the setting is entered.
To turn off the menu display
Press MENU.
Changing items in the SET
UP screen
a Set the MODE dial to SET UP.
The SET UP screen appears.
b Select the setting item you
want to change with v/V/b/B
on the control button.
The frame of the item you select turns
yellow.
c Press z on the control button
to enter the setting.
To turn off the SET UP screen
display
Set the MODE dial to anything other than
SET UP.
MODE dial
Control button
MENU
MODE
IMAGE SIZE
640 x 480
1280x 960
1600x1200
2272(3:2)
2272x1704
2272
REC MODE
NORMAL
E-MAIL
VOICE
CAMERA
MOVING IMAGE:
DATE/TIME:
RED EYE REDUCTION:
AF ILLUMINATOR:
MPEG MOVIE
OFF
OFF
AUTO
SELECT
SETUP 1
LCD BRIGHTNESS:
LCD BACKLIGHT:
BEEP:
POWER SAVE:
SHUTTER
O N
OFF
OK
Before advanced operations
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Advanced
still
image
shooting
Choosing a focus
method
MODE dial: P/SCN/
Multipoint AF
The AF range finder frame widens.
You can do auto fucus shooting not
depending on composition. The number of
AF range finders, the position or the width
of the AF range finder differs depending on
the subject.
Center AF
The AF range finder frame is only the
center of the frame.
a Set the MODE dial to P,
SCN, or .
b Press MENU.
The menu appears.
c Select 9 (FOCUS) with b/B,
then select [MULTI AF] or
[CENTER AF] with v/V.
The focus is adjusted automatically.
The color of the AF range finder frame
changes from white to green.
Multipoint AF
Center AF
• When you are shooting movies (MPEG movie)
and you choose Multipoint AF, the distance to
the center of the screen is estimated as an
average, so the AF works even with a certain
amount of vibration. The Center AF
automatically focuses only on the center of the
image, so it is convenient when you want to
focus only on what you aim at.
• When you use the smart zoom or AF
illuminator, priority AF movement is given to
subjects in or near the center of the frame. In
this case, or flashes and the AF range
finder is not displayed.
MODE dial
Control button
MENU
60min 640 FINE
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60min 640 FINE
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Advanced still image shooting
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AF lock shooting using
Center AF
Even if it is difficult to focus in AF shooting
because the subject is not in the center of the
frame, you can focus in this situation using
Center AF. For example, when you are
shooting two human subjects, and there is a
gap between them, the camera may focus on
the background visible in the gap. In a case
like this, use AF lock to ensure the subjects
are in correct focus.
• 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.
a Compose the shot so that the
subject is centered in the AF
range finder, and press the
shutter button halfway down.
First, the focus for the subject you are
aiming at will be adjusted. When the
AE/AF lock indicator stops flashing
and remains on, and there is a beeping
sound, focus adjustment is completed.
b Return to the fully composed
shot, and press the shutter
button fully down.
The shutter clicks, the image will be
recorded with the proper focus for the
human subjects.
• You can carry out the AF lock adjustment
process before you press the shutter button fully
down.
Shutter button
F2.8
30
640
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101
AE/AF lock
indicator
AF range finder
640
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Advanced
still
image
shooting
Setting the distance
to the subject
– Focus preset
MODE dial: P/SCN/
When shooting an image using a previously
set distance to the subject, or when shooting
a subject through a net or through window
glass, it is difficult to get the proper focus in
auto focus mode. In these cases, use of the
Focus preset is convenient.
a Set the MODE dial to P,
SCN, or .
b Press MENU.
The menu appears.
c Select 9 (FOCUS) with b/B,
then select the distance to the
subject with v/V.
You can select from the following
distance settings.
0.5m, 1.0m, 3.0m, 7.0m, ∞ (unlimited
distance)
To return to auto focus mode
In step 3, select 9 (FOCUS), then select
[MULTI AF] or [CENTER AF].
• Focal point information may not show the exact
distance.
Adjusting the
exposure
– EV adjustment
MODE dial: P/SCN/
Used when you want to change the
automatic exposure to one of your own
choice. The value can be set a range from
+2.0EV to –2.0EV, in 1/3EV increments.
a Set the MODE dial to P,
SCN, or .
b Press MENU.
The menu appears.
MODE dial
Control button
MENU
WB
FOCUS ISO
MULTI AF
CENTER AF
0.5m
1.0m
1.0m
3.0m
7.0m
MODE dial
Control button
MENU
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c Select (EV) with b/B.
The value of the exposure adjustment
is displayed.
d Select the exposure
adjustment value.
Select the exposure adjustment value
with v/V.
Make your adjustment while
confirming the brightness of the
background of the subject on the LCD
screen.
To return to auto adjust mode
Return the exposure adjustment value to
0EV.
• When the subject is extremely bright or
extremely dark, or when you are using the
flash, the adjustment may not work.
Spot light-metering
MODE dial: P/SCN/
Spot light-metering lets you adjust the
exposure to the subject even when the
subject is backlit or there is strong contrast
between the subject and the background.
You can aim at a particular point, and meter
the light to adjust the exposure for that
point.
a Set the MODE dial to P,
SCN, or .
b Press MENU.
The menu appears.
0EV
WB
EV ISO
0EV
Shooting techniques
In normal shooting, the camera makes
automatic exposure adjustments. Check the
image to be shot, if it looks like the image
below, you should make manual adjustments.
If you are shooting a back-lit person or a
snowy scene, make your adjustments in the +
plus direction; if you are shooting a dark
subject that fills the screen, making your
adjustments in the – direction should give the
best results.
Underexposured
t Adjust in the + direction
Appropriate exposure
Overexposed t Adjust in
the – direction
Shutter button
MODE dial
Control button
MENU
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Advanced
still
image
shooting
c Select (SPOT METER)
with b/B, then select [ON] with
v.
The Spot light-metering aiming point
is displayed.
d Aim the spot light-metering
aiming point at the spot you
want to shoot, then shoot your
image.
To cancel spot light-metering
In Step 3, select [OFF]. The spot light-
metering aiming point disappears, and the
camera returns to normal light-metering.
Adjusting color tones
– White Balance
MODE dial: P/SCN/
When the white balance is set to AUTO, the
white balance is set automatically in
response to the condition of the subject, and
the overall color balance is adjusted
accordingly. When you want to fix the
conditions under which the image is
captured, or when shooting under special
lighting conditions, you can select the
settings manually.
(Incandescent)
• Used when shooting, for example, at a
party, where the lighting conditions
change often
• Used in a studio, or under video lights
(Fluorescent)
Used when shooting under fluorescent
lights.
(Cloudy)
Used when shooting under a cloudy sky.
(Daylight)
Used when shooting outdoors, and for
shooting at night, under neon lights, for
fireworks, sunrise/sunset and twilight.
AUTO (no display)
The white balance is adjusted
automatically.
a Set the MODE dial to P,
SCN, or .
b Press MENU.
The menu appears.
c Select [WB] (WHITE BAL) with
b/B, then select the desired
setting with v/V.
To return to automatic settings
In Step 3, select [AUTO].
• Under fluorescent lights that flicker, even if you
choose , the overall color of the image may
show differences from the actual color.
• When the flash is triggered, the manual setting
of white balance is cancelled, and the shooting
of the image is done in AUTO mode.
WB SPOT METER ISO
OFF
ON
Spot light-
metering
aiming
point
Shutter button
MODE dial
Control button
MENU
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Adjusting the flash
level
MODE dial: P
You can adjust the amout of flash light.
a Set the MODE dial to P.
b Press MENU.
The menu appears.
c Select [ ] (FLASH LEVEL)
with b/B, then select the
desired setting with v/V.
HIGH: Makes the flash level higher
than normal.
NORMAL: Normal setting.
LOW: Makes the flash level lower
than normal.
• You can carry out this operation even when the
MODE dial is set to SCN or (Clip Motion
only).
Shooting techniques
The color of the subject that you see will be
captured according to the lighting
conditions. Under the bright summer sun,
everything will appear bluish, under a light
sources like a light bulb, white objects will
appear reddish. The human eye has an
excellent ability to adjust. Even when
lighting conditions change, the eye can
adjust and recognize the correct color almost
instantly. However, digital still cameras are
greatly influenced by light. Normally, this
camera adjusts automatically, but if you
notice that the color of the entire image
seems to be a bit unnatural when replaying
an image on the LCD screen, it is
recommended that you adjust the white
balance.
MODE dial
Control button
MENU
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Advanced
still
image
shooting
Shooting multiple
frames
– Clip Motion
MODE dial:
You can shoot a number of still images
consecutively (GIF animation). Because the
file size is small, these images are ideal for
use on a home page, or for attaching to an e-
mail message.
• Clip Motion images are restricted to color
levels of 256 colors and below. This is a
characteristic of GIF format recording. For this
reason, the image quality of some images may
deteriorate.
NORMAL (160×120)
The maximum number of frames you can
shoot in one Clip Motion shot is 10. This is
suitable for use on a home page.
MOBILE (120×108)
Two frames is the maximum number that
can be shot in Clip Motion in this mode.
This is suitable for use with portable data
terminals.
• MOBILE mode has strict file size limits, so
picture quality falls accordingly.
• For the number of images you can record using
Clip Motion, see page 92.
Before operation
Set [MOVING IMAGE] to [CLIP
MOTION] in the SET UP settings (pages
40, 98).
a Set the MODE dial to .
b Press MENU.
The menu appears.
c Select (IMAGE SIZE) with b/
B, then select the desired
mode with v/V.
d Shoot one frame.
e Shoot the next frame.
Press the shutter button once to shoot
the next frame, then repeat this
operation until you have shot the
desired number of frames.
f Press z.
All of the frames will be saved in the
“Memory Stick.”
To delete shot images in the
midst of shooting
1 In Steps 4 or 5, press b (7).
Shot images will be played back in
order, playback stops when the last
image is reached.
2 Press MENU, and select either
[DELETE LAST] or [DELETE ALL],
then press z.
3 Select [OK], then press z. If you chose
[DELETE LAST] in Step 2, repeat Steps
1 to 3 to delete the images in order, from
the latest one shot.
MODE dial
Control button
Shutter button
MENU
MAKING"CLIP MOTION"
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• If you do not complete Step 6, the image will
not be saved in the “Memory Stick.” Up to that
point, the image is saved temporarily in the
camera.
• In Clip Motion, the date and time cannot be
inserted.
• When you view Clip Motion images using the
Index screen, the images may appear different
from the actual image recorded.
• GIF files made on other cameras may not be
displayed correctly on this camera.
Shooting in Multi
Burst mode
– Multi Burst
MODE dial:
Pressing the shutter button once records 16
frames in a row. This is convenient for
checking your form in sports, for example.
Before operation
Set [MOVING IMAGE] to [MULTI
BURST] in the SET UP settings (pages 40,
98).
a Set the MODE dial to .
b Press MENU.
The menu appears.
c Select (INTERVAL) with b/
B, then select the desired
between-frame interval with v/
V.
You can choose the between-frame
interval from among the following.
NTSC: 1/7.5 sec., 1/15 sec., 1/30 sec.
PAL: 1/6.3 sec., 1/12.5 sec., 1/25 sec.
Shutter button
MODE dial
MENU
Control button
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Advanced
still
image
shooting
(For information on NTSC/PAL, see
page 96.)
d Press the shutter button.
16 frames will be recorded as one
image (image size: 1280×960).
To delete shot images
When using this mode, you cannot delete
only certain frames. When you delete
images, all 16 of the frames are deleted at
the same time.
1 Set the MODE dial to .
2 Press MENU and select [DELETE], then
press z.
3 Select [OK], then press z.
All of the frames are deleted.
• When you play back images recorded in Multi
Burst mode on the camera, the 16 frames will
be played back in order, with a fixed interval
between them.
• If you rotate the lens portion during shooting,
the shot images may be upside down.
• When the images are played back on a
computer, the 16 frames you shot will all be
displayed at the same time as part of one image.
• When Multi Burst images are played back on a
camera without the Multi Burst feature, the 16
frames will all be displayed at the same time, as
part of one image, just as they are on a
computer.
• For the number of images that can be recorded,
see page 92.
• The flash cannot be used.
• In Multi Burst, the date and time cannot be
inserted.
Shooting still images
for e-mail
– E-MAIL
MODE dial: / P/SCN
You can shoot images and save them in a
file that is small enough (320×240) to attach
to an e-mail message. The normal mode
image that was selected using the
(IMAGE SIZE) item (page 17) is also
recorded.
a Set the MODE dial to , P,
or SCN.
b Press MENU.
The menu appears.
1/30
INTERVAL
1/30
1/15
1/7.5
WB
Shutter button
MODE dial
MENU
Control button
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c Select [MODE] (REC MODE)
with b/B, then select [E-MAIL]
with v/V.
d Shoot your image.
To return to normal mode
In Step 3, select [NORMAL].
• For instructions on how to attach your images
to an e-mail message, refer to the Help files of
the e-mail software you are using.
Shooting still images
with audio files
–VOICE
MODE dial: / P/SCN
You can record still images with audio files.
a Set the MODE dial to , P,
or SCN.
b Press MENU.
The menu appears.
c Select [MODE] (REC MODE)
with b/B, then select [VOICE]
with v.
d Shoot your image.
If you press and release the
shutter button, sound is recorded
for five seconds.
If you hold down the shutter
button, sound is recorded until you
release the shutter button for up to 40
seconds.
To return to normal mode
In Step 3, select [NORMAL].
• Be careful not to touch the microphone (page 6)
during shooting.
• To view images recorded in VOICE mode,
carry out the same procedure described in
“Viewing movies on the LCD screen”
(page 63).
Shutter button
MODE dial
MENU
Control button

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