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  • Brand: Sony
  • Product: Digital Camera
  • Model/name: Cybershot DSC-F88
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English, Danish, Dutch, German

Table of Contents

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2-023-044-11(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-F88
Serial No.
DSC-F88
© 2004 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 ______________________
Still image printing _____________________
(PictBridge printer)
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.
If you have any questions about this product,
you may call:
Sony Customer Information Services Center
1-800-222-SONY (7669)
The number below is for the FCC related
matters only.
Regulatory Information
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.
The supplied interface cable must be used
with the equipment in order to comply with
the limits for a digital device pursuant to
Subpart B of Part 15 of FCC Rules.
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-F88
Responsible Party:Sony Electronics Inc.
Address: 16450 W. Bernardo Dr,
San Diego, CA 92127
U.S.A.
Telephone No.: 858-942-2230
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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RECYCLING LITHIUM-ION
BATTERIES
Lithium-Ion batteries are
recyclable.
You can help preserve our
environment by returning your
used rechargeable batteries to
the collection and recycling location nearest
you.
For more information regarding recycling of
rechargeable batteries, call toll free
1-800-822-8837, or visit
http://www.rbrc.org/
Caution:Do not handle damaged or leaking
Lithium-Ion batteries.
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 fuse of the same rating as the supplied
one and approved by ASTA or BSI to BS 1362,
(i.e., marked with or mark) must be used.
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.
This product has been tested and found compliant
with the limits sets out in the EMC Directive for
using connection cables shorter than 3 meters
(9.8 feet).
Attention
The electromagnetic field at the specific
frequencies may influence the picture and sound
of this camera.
Notice
If static electricity or electromagnetism causes
data transfer to discontinue midway (fail), restart
the application or disconnect and connect the
USB multi cable again.
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 Canada
THIS CLASS B DIGITAL APPARATUS
COMPLIES WITH CANADIAN ICES-003.
Certain countries and regions may regulate
disposal of the battery used to power this product.
Please consult with your local authority.
For the Customers in the U.S.A.
and Canada
Notice for the customers in the
United Kingdom
Attention for the Customers in
Europe
“Memory Stick”
Notice
N50
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Read this first
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 an 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.
• Do not press the LCD screen hardly. The
screen may be uneven and that may cause a
malfunction.
• Images may be trailed on the LCD screen in
a cold location. This is not a malfunction.
Remove dirt from the surface of the
flash
If the dirt changes color or sticks to the
surface of the flash due to the heat of the flash,
sufficient light may not be emitted.
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 water gets inside of the
camera, it may cause the camera to
malfunction, sometimes beyond repair. If
moisture condensation occurs, see page 119
and follow the instructions on how to remove
it before using the camera.
Do not expose the camera to sand or
dust
Using the camera in sandy or dusty locations
may cause a malfunction.
Do not aim the camera at the sun or
other bright light
This may cause irrecoverable damage to your
eyes or the malfunction of your camera.
Note on locations where you can
use the camera
Do not use the camera near a location that
generates strong radio waves or emits
radiation. The camera may not be able to
record or play back properly.
Carl Zeiss lens
This camera is equipped with a Carl Zeiss
lens which is capable of reproducing sharp
images with excellent contrast.
The lens for this camera has been produced
under a quality assurance system certified
by Carl Zeiss in accordance with the
quality standards of Carl Zeiss in Germany.
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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.
Trademarks
• is a trademark of Sony
Corporation.
• “Memory Stick,” , “Memory Stick
PRO,” , “Memory Stick
Duo,” , “Memory Stick
PRO Duo,” ,
“MagicGate,” are
trademarks of Sony Corporation.
• “InfoLITHIUM” is a trademark of Sony
Corporation.
• Picture Package is a trademark of Sony
Corporation.
• Microsoft, Windows, Windows Media, and
DirectX are either registered trademarks or
trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the
United States and/or other countries.
• Macintosh, Mac OS, QuickTime, iMac,
iBook, PowerBook, Power Mac, and eMac
are trademarks or registered trademarks of
Apple Computer, Inc.
• Macromedia and Flash are trademarks or
registered trademarks of Macromedia, Inc. in
the United States and/or other countries.
• Intel, MMX, and Pentium are trademarks or
registered trademarks 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.
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Table of contents
Read this first............................................4
Identifying the parts..................................8
Mode dial............................................10
Charging the battery pack .......................11
Using the AC Adaptor ............................14
Using your camera abroad ......................14
Turning your camera on/off....................15
How to use the control button.................16
Setting the date and time.........................17
Inserting and removing a
“Memory Stick” .............................19
Setting the still image size ......................20
Image size and quality ............................21
Basic still image shooting
– Using auto mode..........................23
Checking the last image shot
– Quick Review..............................25
Using the zoom feature.......................25
Shooting close-ups – Macro ...............27
Using the self-timer ............................28
Rotating the lens
– Mirror mode ................................29
Selecting a flash mode........................29
Shooting images with the finder.........32
Inserting the date and time on a still
image.............................................. 33
Shooting according to scene conditions
– Scene Selection ........................... 34
Viewing images on the LCD screen of your
camera............................................ 38
Viewing images on a TV screen............. 40
Deleting images...................................... 42
Formatting a “Memory Stick”................ 44
How to setup and operate your camera .. 46
Changing menu settings ..................... 46
Changing items in the SET UP
screen ............................................. 47
Deciding the still image quality.............. 47
Creating or selecting a folder ................. 48
Creating a new folder......................... 48
Selecting the recording folder ............ 48
Choosing an auto focus method..............49
Choosing a focus range finder frame
– AF range finder............................49
Choosing a focus operation
– AF Mode......................................50
Setting the distance to the subject
– Focus preset.................................51
Shooting with manual shutter speed and
aperture settings
– Manual Exposure.........................52
Adjusting the exposure
– EV adjustment .............................55
Displaying a histogram.......................56
Selecting the metering mode...................57
Adjusting color tones
– White Balance .............................58
Adjusting the flash level
– Flash Level ..................................59
Shooting images in succession................60
Shooting in Multi Burst mode
– Multi Burst...................................61
Shooting with special effects
– Picture Effect...............................62
Using the Cyber-shot Station ..................62
Getting started
Shooting still images
Viewing still images
Deleting still images
Before advanced operations
Advanced still image
shooting
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Selecting the folder and playing back
images – Folder ..............................63
Enlarging a portion of a still image.........64
Enlarging an image
– Playback zoom.............................64
Recording an enlarged image
– Trimming.....................................65
Playing back successive images
– Slide show....................................65
Rotating still images – Rotate .................66
Playing back images shot in Multi Burst
mode ...............................................67
Playing back continuously..................67
Playing back frame by frame..............67
Protecting images – Protect.....................69
Changing image size – Resize.................70
Choosing images to print
– Print (DPOF) mark ......................71
Connecting to a PictBridge compliant
printer..............................................73
Printing images........................................74
Printing index-images............................. 76
Shooting movies ..................................... 80
Viewing movies on the LCD screen....... 81
Deleting movies...................................... 82
Cutting movies........................................ 83
Copying images to your computer
– For Windows users...................... 85
Installing the USB driver.................... 86
Connecting the camera to your
computer......................................... 87
Copying images.................................. 88
Viewing the images on your
computer......................................... 90
Image file storage destinations and file
names.............................................. 91
Viewing an image previously copied
to a computer.................................. 93
Installing “Picture Package”............... 93
Copying images using
“Picture Package”........................... 95
Using “Picture Package” .................... 96
Copying images to your computer
– For Macintosh users .................... 97
Using “ImageMixer VCD2” ...............98
Troubleshooting ....................................100
Warnings and messages ........................110
Self-diagnosis display
– If a code starting with an alphabet
letter appears.................................112
The number of images that can be
saved/shooting time ......................113
Menu items............................................114
SET UP items........................................117
Precautions ............................................119
The “Memory Stick” .............................120
The “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack........121
Specifications ........................................122
The LCD screen ....................................124
Index......................................................128
Advanced still image viewing
Still image editing
Still image printing
(PictBridge printer)
Enjoying movies
Enjoying images on your
computer
Troubleshooting
Additional information
Index
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K 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.
Identifying the parts
See the pages in parentheses for details of
operation.
A Shutter button (24)
B Flash (29)
C Multi connector (bottom surface)
D Tripod receptacle (bottom
surface)
E Finder window
F Self-timer lamp (28)/
AF illuminator (31, 117)
G Lens
H Microphone
I DC IN jack cover (11, 14)
J DC IN jack (11, 14)
5
6
7
8
9
q;
qa
1
2
3
4
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C LCD screen
For details on the items on the LCD screen,
see pages 124 to 127.
D (Display/LCD on/off) button
(32)
E MENU button (46, 114)
F (Image Size/Delete)
button (20, 42)
G For shooting: Zoom (W/T)
buttons (25)
For viewing: / (Playback
zoom) buttons (64)/ (Index)
button (39)
H POWER lamp (15)
I Mode dial (10, 114)
J POWER button (15)
K Battery/“Memory Stick” cover
L Access lamp (19)
M RESET button (100)
N Battery eject lever (11)
O Hook for wrist strap
7
8
9
q;
qa
qs
qd
qf
qg
1
2
3
4
5
6
Attaching the wrist strap
A Control button
Menu on: v/V/b/B/z (16)
Menu off: / /7/ (29/28/25/27)
Mode dial “M”: Shutter speed/
aperture value (52)
B Finder (32)
Self-timer/recording
lamp (red) (28/24)
AE/AF lock lamp
(green) (24)
/CHG lamp
(orange) (29)
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Mode dial
Before using your camera, set the desired
mark on the mode dial to .
(Auto adjustment mode)
The focus, exposure and white balance are
automatically adjusted to allow easy
shooting. The image quality is set to [Fine]
(page 47).
P (Program auto shooting)
Shooting adjustment is automatically
carried out just as in the auto adjustment
mode. However, you can intentionally
adjust the focus, etc. In addition, you can set
the desired functions using the menu (pages
46 and 114).
M (Manual exposure shooting)
You can manually adjust the shutter speed
and the aperture value (page 52). In
addition, you can set the desired shooting
functions using menus (pages 46 and 114).
SCN (Scene Selection)
You can easily shoot an effective photo
based on the scene conditions in the scene
(page 34). In addition, you can set the
desired shooting functions using menus
(pages 46 and 114).
SET UP (Set up)
You can change the settings of the camera
(pages 17 and 47).
(Movie shooting)
You can shoot movies (page 80).
(Playback/editing)
You can play back or edit still images or
movies (pages 38, 63, 69 and 81).
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Getting
started
Charging the battery pack
, Open the battery/“Memory
Stick” cover.
Slide the cover in the direction of the arrow.
• Be sure to turn off your camera when
charging the battery pack (page 15).
• Your camera operates with the
“InfoLITHIUM” NP-FR1 battery pack (R type)
(supplied). You can use only R type battery
pack (page 121).
, Install the battery pack, then
close the battery/“Memory
Stick” cover.
Make sure the battery pack is firmly
inserted all the way, then close the cover.
Battery insertion slot
Insert the battery pack so
that tip of the v marks
on the side of the battery
pack face the tip of the v
mark on the battery
insertion slot.
• The battery pack is easily inserted by pushing
the battery eject lever at the front of the battery
compartment toward the front of the camera.
, Open the DC IN jack cover and
connect the AC Adaptor
(supplied) to the DC IN jack of
your camera.
Open the cover in the arrow direction as
illustrated above. Connect the DC plug with
the v mark facing the LCD screen side.
• Do not short the DC plug of the AC Adaptor
with a metallic object, as this may cause
malfunction.
• Clean the DC plug of the AC Adaptor with a
dry cotton bud. Do not use the dirty plug. Use
of the dirty plug may not properly charge the
battery pack.
1 2
Battery eject lever
3
DC plug
AC Adaptor
DC IN jack cover
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, Connect the power cord (mains
lead) to the AC Adaptor and to
a wall outlet (wall socket).
The /CHG lamp lights up when charging
begins, and goes off when charging is
completed.
• After charging the battery pack, disconnect the
AC Adaptor from the DC IN jack of your
camera.
To remove the battery pack
Open the battery/“Memory Stick” cover.
Slide the battery eject lever in the direction
of the arrow, and remove the battery pack.
• Be careful not to drop the battery pack when
removing it.
Battery remaining indicator
The battery remaining indicator on the LCD
screen shows the remaining shooting or
viewing time.
• When you switch the LCD screen on/off, it
takes about one minute for the correct battery
remaining time to appear.
• The displayed time remaining may not be
correct under certain circumstances or
conditions.
Charging time
Approximate time to charge a completely
discharged battery pack using the AC
Adaptor at a temperature of 25°C (77°F).
• The charging time may become longer under
certain circumstances or conditions.
4
Power cord
(mains lead)
2 To wall outlet (wall socket)
1
/CHG lamp
Battery eject lever
Battery pack
Charging time
(min.)
NP-FR1 (supplied) Approx. 200
60min
Remaining indicator
Remaining time
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Getting
started
Number of images and battery
life that can be recorded/
viewed
The tables show the approximate number of
images and the battery life that can be
recorded/viewed when you shoot images in
normal mode with a fully charged battery
pack (supplied) at a temperature of 25°C
(77°F). The numbers of images that can be
recorded or viewed take into account
changing the “Memory Stick” as necessary.
Note that the actual numbers may be less
than indicated depending on the conditions
of use.
• The battery capacity decreases little by little as
you use it more and more, and as time
passes (page 121).
Shooting still images
Under the average conditions1)
1) Shooting in the following situations:
– (P. Quality) is set to [Fine]
– Shooting one time every 30 seconds
– The zoom is switched alternately between
the W and T ends
– The flash strobes once every two times
– The power turns on and off once every ten
times
– [AF Mode] is set to [Single] in the SET UP
settings
The measurement method is based on CIPA
standard. (CIPA: Camera & Imaging Products
Association)
Viewing still images2)
2) Viewing single images in order at about three
second intervals
Shooting movies3)
3) Shooting movies continuously with the image
size [160]
• The number of images and the battery life that
can be recorded/viewed are decreased under the
following conditions:
– The surrounding temperature is low
– The flash is used
– The camera has been turned on and off many
times
– The zoom is used frequently
– [LCD Backlight] is set to [Bright] in the SET
UP settings
– [AF Mode] is set to [Monitor]
– The battery power is low
Image
size
NP-FR1 (supplied)
LCD
screen
No. of
images
Battery life
(min.)
5M
On Approx. 330 Approx. 165
Off Approx. 420 Approx. 210
VGA
(E-Mail)
On Approx. 330 Approx. 165
Off Approx. 420 Approx. 210
Image size
NP-FR1 (supplied)
No. of
images
Battery life
(min.)
5M Approx. 8000 Approx. 400
VGA (E-Mail) Approx. 8000 Approx. 400
NP-FR1 (supplied)
LCD screen On LCD screen Off
Approx. 180 min. Approx. 250 min.
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Using the AC Adaptor
, Open the DC IN jack cover,
then connect the AC Adaptor
(supplied) to the DC IN jack of
the camera.
Open the cover in the arrow direction as
illustrated above. Connect the DC plug
with the v mark facing the LCD screen
side.
• Connect the AC 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 Adaptor
DC plug
DC IN jack cover
, Connect the power cord (mains
lead) to the AC Adaptor and to
a wall outlet (wall socket).
• When you have finished using the AC Adaptor,
disconnect it from the DC IN jack of the
camera and from a wall outlet (wall socket).
• The set is not disconnected from the AC power
source (mains) as long as it is connected to the
wall outlet (wall socket), even if the unit itself
has been turned off.
2
2To 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
region with the AC Adaptor (supplied)
within 100 V to 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz. Use a
commercially available AC plug adaptor
[a], if necessary, depending on the design of
the wall outlet (wall socket) [b].
• Do not use an electrical transformer (travel
converter), as this may cause a malfunction.
AC-LS5/LS5B
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Getting
started
Turning your camera on/off
There are following two ways to turn on the
camera.
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 17).
To turn off the power
Press POWER again, the POWER lamp
goes out, and the camera turns off.
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 about three
minutes 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
• The USB multi cable or the A/V multi
cable is connected to the multi connector
POWER
POWER lamp
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How to use the
control button
To change the current settings of the
camera, bring up the menu or the SET UP
screen (pages 46 and 47), and use the
control button to make the changes.
When setting up the menu, press v/V/b/B
to select the item or the setting and make the
setting.
When setting up the SET UP, press v/V/b/
B to select the item or the setting and press
z to make the setting.
2
1
Camera
AF Mode:
Digital Zoom:
Date/Time:
Red Eye Reduction:
AF Illuminator:
Auto Review:
Single
Smart
Off
Off
Auto
Off
SELECT
Cancel
OK
Setup 2
File Number:
USB Connect:
Video Out:
Clock Set:
1
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Getting
started
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, M, SCN, or .
, 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, is
ever fully discharged (page 120), the Clock Set
screen will appear again. When this happens,
reset the date and time by starting from Step 3
above.
• To set the time and the date again, set
the mode dial to SET UP, select
[Clock Set] in (Setup 2) (pages 47
and 118), then proceed from Step 3.
1
Mode dial
2
2
2004 / :
/
1 1 12 00
AM
OK
Cancel
Clock Set
D/M/Y
M/D/Y
Y/M/D
POWER
3
2004 / :
/
1 1 12 00
AM
OK
Cancel
Clock Set
D/M/Y
M/D/Y
Y/M/D
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, Select the year, month, day,
hour, or minute item you want
to set with b/B on the control
button.
v is shown above and V is shown below the
selected item.
, 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 Steps 4 and 5
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.
• 12:00 AM stands for midnight and 12:00 PM
stands for noon.
, 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.
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D/M/Y
M/D/Y
Y/M/D
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Shooting
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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.
• For details on “Memory Stick,” see page 120.
, 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 open the battery/“Memory
Stick” cover or turn off the power at this
time. The data may be corrupted.
1 2 Label side
Terminal side
3
Access lamp
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Setting the still image size
, Set the mode dial to , and
rotate the lens portion to turn
on your camera.
• You can carry out this operation even when the
mode dial is set to P, M or SCN.
, Press (Image Size).
The Image Size setup item appears.
• For more information about the image size, see
page 21.
, Select the desired image size
with v/V on the control button.
The image size is set.
After the setting is completed, press
(Image Size). The Image Size setup item
disappears from the LCD screen.
• This setting is maintained even when the power
is turned off.
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3M
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Image Size
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Shooting
still
images
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 image size is shown by the
number of pixels (dots) (horizontal ×
vertical), which compose an image. For
example, a 5M (2592×1944) size image
indicates that there are 2,592 pixels
horizontally 1,944 vertically. The larger the
number of pixels, the larger the image size.
You can select an image quality level from
Fine (high quality) or Standard.
Each has a different compression ratio.
When you select Fine and make the image
size larger, you get better quality. However,
the amount of data needed to preserve your
image is larger and the number of images
recordable in the “Memory Stick” is fewer.
Choose an image size and quality level
appropriate to the kind of images you want
to shoot by checking the table below.
1) The default setting is [5M]. This size can give
the highest image quality using the camera.
2) This option records images in a horizontal to
vertical proportion of 3:2 to match the size of
the print paper used or postcards.
Short description of the image size
The following illustration shows a brief image using the maximum image size and the
minimum one.
Examples based on the image size and image quality
Image size Examples
5M 1) (2592×1944) • For saving important images, printing A4 size or fine A5 size
images.
3:2 2) (2592×1728)
3M (2048×1536)
1M (1280×960) • For printing postcard size images.
VGA (E-Mail)
(640×480)
• For shooting a lot of images.
• For attaching images to e-mail or creating home pages.
2592
1944
480
640
Display size: 5M
Image size: 5M
2,592 pixels × 1,944 pixels = 5,038,848
Display size: VGA (E-Mail)
Image size: VGA
640 pixels × 480 pixels = 307,200
Larger
Smaller
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The number of images that can be saved in a “Memory Stick”3)
The number of images that can be saved in Fine (Standard)4) mode are shown below. (Units:
number of images)
3) When [Mode] (REC Mode) is set to [Normal]
For the number of images that can be saved in other modes, see page 113.
4) For more information about the image quality (compression ratio) setup, see page 47.
Image quality Examples
Fine • To shoot or print with better quality.
Standard • To shoot more images.
Capacity
16MB 32MB 64MB 128MB MSX-256 MSX-512 MSX-1G
Image
size
5M 6 (11) 12 (23) 25 (48) 51 (96) 92 (174) 188 (354) 384 (723)
3:2 6 (11) 12 (23) 25 (48) 51 (96) 92 (174) 188 (354) 384 (723)
3M 10 (18) 20 (37) 41 (74) 82 (149) 148 (264) 302 (537) 617 (1097)
1M 24 (46) 50 (93) 101 (187) 202 (376) 357 (649) 726 (1320) 1482 (2694)
VGA (E-
Mail)
97 (243) 196 (491) 394 (985) 790 (1975) 1428 (3571) 2904 (7261)
5928
(14821)
Low compression
(looks better)
High compression
(normal)
• When the images recorded using other Sony
devices are played back, the image size
indication may be different from the actual
image size.
• 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.
• When the remaining number of images
recordable is more than 9,999, “>9999” is
indicated.
• You can resize the images later (Resize
function, see page 70).
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Shooting
still
images
Basic still image shooting – Using auto mode
Holding the camera correctly
When shooting pictures with the camera, be
careful so that your fingers do not block the
lens, finder window, flash emitter, speaker,
or microphone (page 8).
, Set the mode dial to , and
rotate the lens portion to turn
on your camera.
• You can create a new folder in the “Memory
Stick” and select the folder for storing images
(page 48).
, Hold the camera steadily with
both hands and position a
subject in the center of the
focus frame.
• The minimum focal distance to a subject is
approx. 50 cm (19 3/4 inches). To shoot
subjects at distances closer than this, use the
macro mode (page 27).
• The frame indicated on the LCD screen shows
the focus adjustment range. (AF range finder,
see page 49.)
1
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, Press and hold the shutter
button halfway down.
When the focus is achieved, the camera
beeps. When the AE/AF lock indicator
stops flashing and remains on, the camera is
ready for shooting.
• If you release your finger from the shutter
button, shooting will be canceled.
• When the camera does not beep, the AF
adjustment is not complete. You can continue to
shoot, but the focus is not set properly.
, 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 (page 9) goes out, you can shoot the
next image.
• When you are shooting with a 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 15).
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 and the AE lock
beep does not sound.
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 Auto Focus functions: “AF
range finder frame” which sets the focus
position according to the subject position
and size, and “AF mode” which sets when
the camera starts and stops focusing on.
See page 49 for details.
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Shooting
still
images
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 (Delete).
2 Select [Delete] with v on the control
button, then press z.
The image is deleted.
• The image may appear rough right after
playback starts due to the image processing.
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Using the zoom feature
, Press the zoom buttons to
choose the desired zoom
position, and shoot your
image.
The minimum focal distance to the
subject
Approx. 50 cm (19 3/4 inches) from the
lens surface
• You cannot change the zoom scaling while
shooting movies (page 80).
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Zoom
Your camera is equipped with zoom
functions that enlarge the image using
optical zoom and two types of digital
processing. Digital zoom can be selected
from smart zoom or precision digital zoom.
When digital zoom is set, the zoom method
switches from optical zoom to digital zoom
when the zoom scale exceeds 3×.
To use only the optical zoom, set [Digital
Zoom] to [Off] in the SET UP settings
(page 117). In this case, the digital zoom
area does not appear in the zoom scale
display bar on the LCD screen, and the
maximum zoom is 3×.
The enlargement method and the zoom
scale differ according to the image size and
the zoom type, so select the zoom to match
the shooting purpose.
When you press the zoom button, the zoom
scaling indicator appears on the LCD screen
as follows.
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• The zoom scaling indicator differs according to
the zoom type.
Optical zoom:
Smart zoom:
Precision digital zoom:
• The AF range finder frame does not appear
when using the digital zoom. The or
indicator flashes, and AF operates with priority
on subjects located near the center.
Smart zoom
The image is enlarged with almost no
distortion. This lets you use smart zoom
with the same feeling as optical zoom. To
set smart zoom, set [Digital Zoom] to
[Smart] in the SET UP settings (page 117).
The default setting is smart zoom.
The maximum zoom scale depends on the
selected image size as follows.
Smart zoom cannot be used when
the image size is set to [5M] or [3:2].
The default setting of the image size
is [5M].
• When using the smart zoom, the image on the
LCD screen may look rough. However, this has
no effect on the recorded image.
• You cannot use the smart zoom in the Multi
Burst mode.
Precision digital zoom
All image sizes are enlarged up to a
maximum 6×. This function cuts out and
enlarges a certain portion of the image, so
the image quality deteriorates. To set
precision digital zoom, set [Digital Zoom]
to [Precision] in the SET UP settings
(page 117).
The W side of this line is optical zoom
area, and the T side is digital zoom area
Zoom
scaling
indicator
Optical zoom Smart zoom
Image size Maximum zoom scale
3M 3.8×
1M 6.1×
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Optical zoom Precision digital
zoom
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Shooting
still
images
Shooting close-ups – Macro
For close-ups of subjects like flowers or
insects, shoot using the macro feature. You
can shoot subjects approaching up to 8 cm
(3 1/4 inches) when the zoom is set to its W-
end. However, the available focus distance
depends on the zoom position. We
recommend that you set the zoom to its W-
end during shooting.
When the zoom is set all the way to
the W side:
Approx. 8 cm (3 1/4 inches) from the end of
the lens
When the zoom is set all the way to
the T side:
Approx. 25 cm (9 7/8 inches) from the end
of the lens
• To shoot at even closer distances than in macro
mode, use (Magnifying glass mode)
(page 34).
, Set the mode dial to , and
press B ( ) on the control
button.
The (macro) 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, M, SCN (other than
(Magnifying glass mode), (Twilight mode),
(Landscape mode), (Fireworks mode)
or (Candle mode), page 34) or .
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, Center the subject in the frame.
Press and hold the shutter
button halfway down to focus
on, 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.
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• When shooting in macro mode, use the LCD
screen. If you use the finder, the limits of what
you see and what you actually shoot may be
different. This is due to the parallax effect.
• When shooting in macro mode, the focus range
is very narrow and you may not be able to focus
on the whole of the subject.
• When shooting in macro mode, the focus
adjustment becomes slower to accurately focus
on a close subject.
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, M, SCN or .
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Shooting
still
images
, Center the subject in the frame.
Press and hold the shutter
button halfway down to focus
on, then press the shutter
button fully down.
The self-timer lamp (page 8) will flash, 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.
The indicator disappears from the LCD
screen.
• 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
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): The camera decides
to use the flash based on lighting
conditions. The flash will be used when
there is not enough light. The default setting
is Auto.
(Forced flash): The flash will be used
regardless of the amount of ambient light.
(Slow synchro): The flash will be
used regardless of the amount of ambient
light. In this mode, the shutter speed is
slower under dark conditions, so you can
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clearly shoot a background that is out of the
flash-lit area.
(No flash): The flash will not be used.
• 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, M or SCN (other than
(Twilight mode), (Twilight portrait mode),
(Fireworks mode) or (Candle mode)).
• The recommended distance using the flash is as
follows (when [ISO] is set to [Auto]): Approx.
0.15 m (6 inches) to 2.2 m (7 feet 2 5/8 inches)
(W)/Approx. 0.25 m (9 7/8 inches) to 2 m
(6 feet 6 3/4 inches) (T)
• The flash fires twice. First pre-emission is to
adjust the amount of flash light, and second
emission is to shoot the image.
• You can change the brightness of the flash
using [ ] (Flash Level) in the menu settings
(page 115). (When the mode dial is set to ,
you cannot change the brightness of the flash.)
• Because the shutter speed is slower under dark
conditions when (Slow synchro) or (No
flash) is selected, it is recommended that you
use a tripod.
• While the flash is being charged, the /CHG
lamp flashes. After charging is completed, the
lamp goes out.
• This setting is maintained even when the power
is turned off.
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 117). 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.
• When [Red Eye Reduction] is set to [On], the
flash fires twice or more.
SL
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Shooting
still
images
Shooting images with the AF
illuminator
The AF illuminator is fill light to focus
more easily on a subject in dark
surroundings. The appears on the LCD
screen and the AF illuminator emits red
light when the shutter button is pressed
halfway until the focus is locked.
When this function is not needed, set [AF
Illuminator] to [Off] in the SET UP settings
(page 117).
• If AF illuminator light does not reach the
subject sufficiently or the subject has no
contrast, focus will not be achieved. (A distance
up to approximately 3.0 m (9 feet 10 1/8
inches) is recommended.)
• Focus is achieved as long as AF illuminator
light reaches the subject, even if the light is
slightly off the center of the subject.
• When the focus preset distance is set (page 51),
the AF illuminator does not function.
• The AF range finder frame does not appear.
The or indicator flashes, and AF
operates with priority on subjects located near
the center.
• The AF illuminator does not operate when SCN
is set to (Twilight mode), (Landscape
mode), (Fireworks mode) in the menu
settings (page 34).
• The AF illuminator emits very bright light.
Although there are no problems with safety,
directly looking into the AF illuminator emitter
at close range is not recommended.
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Shooting images 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 , the display
changes in the following order.
Histogram on
(Image information can also be
displayed during playback)
r
Indicators off
r
LCD screen off
r
Indicators on
• The image through the finder does not indicate
the actual recordable range. This is due to the
parallax effect. To confirm the recordable
range, use the LCD screen.
• Just as with the AE/AF lock indicator on the
LCD screen, when the AE/AF lock lamp of the
finder section stops flashing and remains on,
you can start shooting (page 23).
• When the LCD screen is turned off
– The digital zoom does not function (page 25).
– AF mode is set to [Single] (page 50).
– 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.
• When shooting/viewing movies, the status of
the LCD screen changes as follows: Indicators
off t LCD screen off t Indicators on
• For details on the items displayed, see page
124.
• For a detailed description of the histogram, see
page 56.
• This setting is maintained even when the power
is turned off.
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Shooting
still
images
Inserting the date and time on a still image
, Set the mode dial to SET UP.
The SET UP screen appears.
• The date and time cannot be inserted in Multi
Burst mode.
• 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, and is
displayed on the LCD screen instead. The
actual date and time are indicated in red on 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 on
the control button, 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 to shoot your image.
• You can shoot even when the mode dial is set to
P, M or SCN.
• When you chose [Date], the date will be
inserted in the order set in “Setting the date and
time” (page 17).
• This setting is maintained even when the power
is turned off.
1
2
1
SELECT
Camera
AF Mode:
Digital Zoom:
Date/Time:
Red Eye Reduction:
AF Illuminator:
Auto Review:
Single
Smart
Off
Off
Auto
Off
2
Day&Time
Date
Off
2
1
Camera
AF Mode:
Digital Zoom:
Date/Time:
Red Eye Reduction:
AF Illuminator:
Auto Review:
3
2
1
PAGE SELECT
Camera
AF Mode:
Digital Zoom:
Date/Time:
Red Eye Reduction:
AF Illuminator:
Auto Review:
Single
Smart
Day&Time
Off
Auto
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Shooting according to scene conditions – Scene Selection
Select one of the following modes, then
shoot by pressing the shutter button and this
will have a positive effect on your photo.
Magnifying glass mode
The subject appears on the LCD screen
magnified by up to 2.1×. This lets you see
details that would otherwise be difficult to
confirm with the naked eye.
• The focal distance to the subject is from
approx. 1 cm to 20 cm (13/32 inch to 7 7/8
inches).
• The optical zoom is locked to the W side and
cannot be used.
• When you press the zoom button, the image is
enlarged using the digital zoom.
Twilight mode
Under dark lighting conditions, you can
shoot a distant night view. Because the
shutter speed is slow, it is recommended
that you use a tripod.
Twilight portrait mode
Use this mode when shooting people in the
foreground at night. This mode allows you
to shoot images of people in the foreground
with distinct outlines without losing the
feeling that you are shooting at night.
Because the shutter speed is slow, it is
recommended that you use a tripod.
Landscape mode
Focuses on images far away, so is
convenient for shooting landscapes at a
distance.
Distance to the
subject
Magnification
scale
1 cm (13/32 inch) 2.1×
2 cm (13/16 inch) 1.4×
5 cm (2 inches) 0.7×
10 cm (4 inches) 0.4×
20 cm (7 7/8 inches) 0.2×
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Soft snap mode
You can shoot the color of a person’s skin
beautifully with a bright, warm color tone.
This mode also has an effect on soft-focus,
so an image such as that of a person or a
flower is shot in the proper atmosphere.
Snow mode
When shooting snowy scenes or other
places where the whole screen appears
white, use this mode to prevent sunken
colors and record clear images.
Beach mode
When shooting seaside or lakeside scenes,
the blue of the water is clearly recorded.
High-speed shutter mode
Use this mode to shoot moving subjects
outdoors or in other bright places.
• The shutter speed becomes faster, so images
shot in dark places become darker.
Fireworks mode
You can record fireworks in all their
splendor. The focus distance is set to
infinity and the shutter speed becomes
slower, so using a tripod is recommended.
• You can change the shutter speed by setting an
EV adjustment value (page 55).
Candle mode
At a party, a candlelight service, and so on,
you can shoot without spoiling the
atmosphere effected by the candlelight.
Because the shutter speed is slow, it is
recommended that you use a tripod.
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, Set the mode dial to SCN, then
press MENU.
The menu appears.
, Select SCN (Scene) with b on
the control button, then select
the desired mode with v/V.
To return to normal mode
Set the mode dial to a different mode.
• The setting is maintained even when the power
is turned off.
1
WB ISO
SCN
Scene
MENU
WB ISO
SCN
Scene
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Shooting
still
images
Shooting with Scene Selection
When shooting with the Scene Selection function, the combination of functions such as the
flash mode is predetermined to make the optimum settings to match the scene. See the table
below for the function setting of each shooting mode.
• a indicates that the function can be set to your preference.
Function
Macro
Flash
mode
AF range
finder
frame
Focus
preset
White
balance
Burst/
Multi Burst
Shooting
mode
— / a — a —
— a a —
a a a Auto —
— / a a a
a a a a a a
a / a a a a
a / a a a a
a / a a a a
— — —
— Center AF
0.5m/1.0m/
3.0m/7.0m
—
SL
NR slow shutter
The NR slow shutter function reduces noise
from recorded images, providing clear
images. When the shutter speed is set to 1/6
second or slower, the NR slow shutter
function automatically works and “NR” is
indicated next to the shutter speed indicator.
Press the shutter button
fully down.
Then the screen turns
black.
Finally, when “Processing”
disappears, the image has
been recorded.
• To eliminate the effects of vibration, it is
recommended that you use a tripod.
• When a slow shutter speed is set, processing
may take some time.
Capturing
Processing
r
r
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Viewing images on the LCD screen of your
camera
You can view images shot with the camera almost immediately on the LCD screen. You can
select the following two methods for viewing images.
Single screen
You can view one image at a time, occupying the entire screen.
Index screen
Nine images are displayed simultaneously in separate panels on the screen.
• For details on the movies, see page 81.
• For a detailed description of the LCD screen indicators, see page 126.
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Single screen Index screen
Viewing on the single-image
screen
, Set the mode dial to , and
turn on the camera.
The newest image in the selected recording
folder (page 63) is displayed.
• The image may appear rough right after
playback starts due to the image processing.
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Viewing
still
images
, 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 screen
, Press (index).
The display switches to the Index 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.
• SINGLE DISPLAY
1
, Press v/V/b/B on the control
button to select an image.
The image in the yellow frame is selected.
To return to the single-image screen
Press the zoom T button, or press z on the
control button.
2
• SINGLE DISPLAY
Zoom T
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Viewing images on a TV screen
, Connect the supplied A/V multi
cable to the multi connector of
the camera and the audio/video
input jacks of the TV.
Rotate the lens portion back to the
original position and place the camera
with the LCD screen facing upwards. If
your TV has stereo type input jacks,
connect the audio plug (black) of the A/V
multi cable to the Lch audio input jack.
• Turn off both the camera and the TV before
connecting the camera and the TV with the A/V
multi 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. For details, refer to the
operating instructions supplied with the 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 118).
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A/V multi cable 2 TV/Video switch
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Viewing
still
images
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 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, Hungary, Italy,
Kuwait, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway,
Poland, 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, Iran, Iraq,
Monaco, Russia, Ukraine, etc.
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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.
• Note that the images once deleted cannot be
recovered.
, Press (delete).
The image has not yet been deleted at this
point.
• You cannot delete protected images (page 69).
, Select [Delete] with v on the
control button, then press z.
“Access” appears on the LCD screen and
the image will be deleted.
To delete other images continuously
Select the image you want to delete with b/
B on the control button. Next, select
[Delete] 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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Deleting still images
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Deleting
still
images
Deleting on the Index screen
, While an Index screen
(page 39) is displayed, press
(delete).
• Note that the images once deleted cannot be
recovered.
, Select [Select] with b/B on the
control button, 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. The image has not yet been
deleted at this point. 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 on the control
button again. The mark disappears.
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Delete
Select
Exit All In This Folder
2
Delete
Select
Exit All In This Folder
3
TO NEXT
SELECT
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, Press (delete).
Select [OK] with B on the
control button, then press z.
“Access” appears on the LCD screen and all
of the images with marks will be deleted.
To cancel the deletion
Select [Exit] with b on the control button,
then press z.
4
Delete Exit OK
To delete all the images in the folder
In Step 2, Select [All In This 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
[Cancel], then press z.
Formatting a
“Memory Stick”
, Insert the “Memory Stick” you
want to format into the camera.
• 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.
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Deleting
still
images
, Set the mode dial to SET UP,
and turn on the camera.
, Select (Memory Stick Tool)
with v/V on the control button.
Select [Format] with B on the
control button, then press B.
Select [OK] with v on the
control button, then press z.
To cancel the formatting
Select [Cancel] with V on the control
button, then press z.
, Select [OK] with v on the
control button, then press z.
The “Formatting” message appears on the
LCD screen. When this message
disappears, the format is complete.
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Memory Stick Tool
Format:
Create REC. folder:
Change REC. folder:
OK
Cancel
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Format
All data will be erased
60min
Ready?
OK
Cancel
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How to setup and
operate your camera
This section describes how to operate the
menu and the SET UP screen.
• For details on the mode dial, see page 10.
Changing menu settings
a Set the mode dial to , P, M,
SCN, or .
b Press MENU.
The menu appears.
• The displayed items differ depending on
the position of the mode dial.
c Select the setting item you
want to change with b/B on
the control button.
• When the mode dial is set to , press z
on the control button after you select a
setting.
d Select the desired setting with
v/V on the control button.
The frame of the selected setting is
scaled up, and the setting is entered.
When the v mark is indicated
above the item or the V mark is
indicated below the item
All of the available items are not displayed.
Pressing v/V on the control button displays
the hidden items.
To turn off the menu display
Press MENU.
• You cannot select the dim items.
• For details on the menu items, see page 114.
Mode dial
Control button
MENU
EV
WB ISO
0EV
0EV
100
200
400
Auto
ISO
WB ISO
Before advanced operations
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Before
advanced
operations
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 any position other than
SET UP.
• For details on the SET UP items, see page 117.
Deciding the still
image quality
You can select the still image quality from
[Fine] or [Standard].
a Set the mode dial to P, M or
SCN.
b Press MENU.
The menu appears.
c Select (P. Quality) with b/B,
then select the desired image
quality with v/V.
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SELECT
Camera
AF Mode:
Digital Zoom:
Date/Time:
Red Eye Reduction:
AF Illuminator:
Auto Review:
Single
Smart
Off
Off
Auto
Off
Cancel
OK
Setup 2
File Number:
USB Connect:
Video Out:
Clock Set:
1
Mode dial
Control button
MENU
FINE
Standard
P.Quality
Fine
WB ISO
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Creating or selecting
a folder
Your camera can create multiple folders
within a “Memory Stick.” You can select
the folder used to store images. When not
creating a new folder, “101MSDCF” folder
is selected as the recording folder.
You can create folders up to “999MSDCF.”
• Up to 4,000 images can be stored in one folder.
When the folder capacity is exceeded, a new
folder is automatically created.
Creating a new folder
a Set the mode dial to SET UP.
b Select (Memory Stick Tool)
with v/V, [Create REC. Folder]
with B/v/V, and [OK] with B/v ,
then press z.
The creating folder screen appears.
c Select [OK] with v , then press
z.
A new folder is created with a number
one higher than the largest number in
the “Memory Stick,” and the folder
becomes the recording folder.
To cancel folder creation
In Step 2 or 3, select [Cancel].
• Once you create a new folder, you cannot delete
the new folder with the camera.
• Images are recorded in the newly created folder
until a different folder is created or selected.
Selecting the recording
folder
a Set the mode dial to SET UP.
b Select (Memory Stick Tool)
with v/V, [Change REC.
Folder] with B/V, and [OK] with
B/v , then press z.
The recording folder selection screen
appears.
c Select the desired folder with
b/B, and [OK] with v , then
press z.
To cancel changing the
recording folder
In Step 2 or 3, select [Cancel].
• You cannot select the “100MSDCF” folder as a
recording folder (page 91).
• The image is stored in the newly selected
folder. You cannot move images to other
folders using the camera.
Mode dial
Control button
Create REC. Folder
Creating REC. folder 102MSDCF
Ready?
OK
Cancel
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Select REC. Folder
Cancel
OK
Folder Name:
102 2/2
Created:
No. Of Files:
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102MSDCF
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Advanced
still
image
shooting
Choosing an auto
focus method
You can set the AF range finder frame and
the AF mode.
AF range finder frame
The AF range finder frame selects the focus
position according to the subject position
and size.
AF Mode
The AF mode is set automatically when the
camera starts and stops focusing on a
subject.
Choosing a focus range
finder frame
– AF range finder
Multipoint AF ( )
The camera calculates the distance in five
areas to the top, the bottom, the left, the
right, and in the center of the image, letting
you shoot using the auto focus function
without worrying about the image
composition. This is useful when it is
difficult to focus on the subject because it is
not in the center of the frame. You can
check the position where the focus was
adjusted using the green frame.
The default setting is Multipoint AF.
Center AF ( )
The AF range finder is only the center of the
frame. You can shoot in desired image
composition using the AF lock method.
a Set the mode dial to P, M, 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.
When you press and hold the shutter
button halfway down, and the focus is
adjusted, the color of the AF range
finder frame changes from white to
green.
Multipoint AF
Center AF
Mode dial
Control button
MENU
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101
S AF 250 F3.5
AF range
finder frame
AF range
finder frame
indicator
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P
S AF 250 F3.5
AF range
finder frame
AF range
finder frame
indicator
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• When you are shooting movies and you choose
Multipoint AF, the distance to the center of the
LCD screen is estimated as an average, so the
AF works even with a certain amount of
vibration. The AF range finder frame indicator
is . Center AF automatically focuses only
on selected frame, so this is convenient when
you want to focus only on what you aim at.
• When you use the digital 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 frame is not displayed.
• The AF range finder frame selection is limited
according to the Scene Selection mode
(page 10).
Choosing a focus operation
– AF Mode
Single AF ( )
This mode is useful for shooting stationary
subjects. The focus is not adjusted before
you press and hold the shutter button
halfway down. After you press and hold the
shutter button halfway down and AF lock is
complete, the focus is locked.
The default setting is Single AF.
Monitoring AF ( )
This shortens the time needed for focusing.
The camera automatically adjusts the focus
before you press and hold the shutter button
halfway down, letting you compose images
with the focus already adjusted. After you
press and hold the shutter button halfway
down and AF lock is complete, the focus is
locked.
• Battery consumption may be higher than in
Single AF mode.
a Set the mode dial to SET UP.
b Select (Camera) with v ,
then select [AF Mode] with
B/v.
c Select the desired mode with
B/v/V, then press z.
• When shooting using the finder with the LCD
screen off, the camera operates in Single AF
mode.
S AF
M AF

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