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  • Brand: Sony
  • Product: Digital Camera
  • Model/name: Cybershot DSC-G1
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© 2007 Sony Corporation 2-898-081-12(1)
Digital Still Camera
Cyber-shot Handbook
DSC-G1
Before operating the unit, please read this
Handbook and “Instruction Manual”
thoroughly, and retain them for future
reference.
Table of contents
Basic Operations
Using the shooting
functions
Using the playback
functions
Changing the settings
Viewing images on a
TV screen
Using your computer
Using a network
Printing still images
Listening to music
Troubleshooting
Others
Index
VCLICK!
GB
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Notes on using your camera
Types of “Memory Stick” that can be
used (not supplied)
The IC recording medium used by this
camera is a “Memory Stick Duo”. There are
two types of “Memory Stick”.
“Memory Stick Duo”: you can use a
“Memory Stick Duo” with your camera.
“Memory Stick”: you cannot use a
“Memory Stick” with your camera.
Other memory cards cannot be used.
• For details on “Memory Stick Duo”, see
page 120.
When using a “Memory Stick Duo” with
“Memory Stick” compatible equipment
You can use the “Memory Stick Duo” by
inserting it into the Memory Stick Duo
Adaptor (not supplied).
Memory Stick Duo Adaptor
Notes on the “InfoLITHIUM” battery
pack
• Charge the battery pack (supplied) before using
the camera for the first time.
• The battery pack can be charged even if it is not
completely discharged. Also, even if the battery
pack is not fully charged, you can use the
partially charged capacity of the battery pack as
is.
• If you do not intend to use the battery pack for a
long time, use up the existing charge and
remove it from your camera, then store it in a
cool, dry place. This is to maintain the battery
pack functions.
• For details on the usable battery pack, see
page 122.
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.
Notes on the LCD screen and lens
• The LCD screen is 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. These points are normal in the
manufacturing process and do not affect the
recording in any way.
• Exposing the LCD screen or the lens to direct
sunlight for long periods may cause
malfunctions. Be careful when placing the
camera near a window or outdoors.
• Do not press against the LCD screen. The screen
may be discolored and that may cause a
malfunction.
• Images may trail across on the LCD screen in a
cold location. This is not a malfunction.
• Be careful not to bump the lens, and be careful
not to apply force to it.
The pictures used in this Handbook
The photographs used as examples of pictures in
this Handbook are reproduced images, and are not
actual images shot using this camera.
Black, white, red, blue
or green points
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Notes on using your camera .....................................................................2
Basic information.......................................................................................7
Identifying parts.......................................................................................10
Indicators on the screen..........................................................................12
Changing the screen display ...................................................................16
Shooting images easily (Auto adjustment mode) ....................................18
Viewing/deleting images..........................................................................23
How to operate – home/menu .................................................................26
Menu items..............................................................................................30
Changing the recording mode.................................................................31
Shooting still images (Scene selection)...................................................32
Shooting menu ........................................................................................34
Camera: Selecting the still image camera mode
Scene: Selecting the Scene Selection mode
EV: Adjusting the exposure
Focus: Changing the focus method
Metering Mode: Selecting the metering mode
White Bal: Adjusting the color tones
ISO: Selecting a luminous sensitivity
REC Mode: Selecting the continuous shooting method
Flash Level: Adjusting the amount of flash light
Camera Set.: Changing setup items for shooting
Basic Operations
Using the shooting functions
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Playing back images from the home screen ........................................... 41
Viewing menu ......................................................................................... 45
Album/ Folder: Go To Album/Go To Folder, Combine Album, Split Album
Manage Images: Delete, Protect
Edit Image: Rotate, Resize
Label: Add Label, No Label
Find: Keyword, Similar Images
Print
Slide Show
/ Import/ Export
Details
How to change the settings..................................................................... 54
Media Tools ...................................................................................... 56
General............................................................................................ 56
Memory Stick................................................................................... 57
Internal Memory ............................................................................... 59
Settings ............................................................................................ 61
Main – Sound ............................................................................. 61
Main – Screen ........................................................................... 62
Main – Preferences ................................................................... 63
Using the playback functions
Changing the settings
Media Space
File Number
Default Media
Check Album
Format
Create REC. Folder
Change REC. Folder
Scan Images
Format
Fully Format
Beep AVLS
Language
HOME Design
Function Guide
LCD Brightness
Initialize
USB Connect
Video Out
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Clock Set...........................................................................................65
Clock Set
Camera.............................................................................................66
Music................................................................................................69
Network ............................................................................................70
Viewing images on a TV screen..............................................................73
Enjoying your Windows computer ...........................................................75
Installing the software (supplied).............................................................77
Using the “Album Editor” (supplied) ........................................................78
Using the “Picture Motion Browser” (supplied)........................................82
Connecting the camera and your computer with Mass Storage..............86
What you can do with a network connection ...........................................88
Assigning a nickname to the camera ......................................................90
Collaboration Shot...................................................................................91
Picture Gift...............................................................................................93
Viewing images via a Wireless LAN........................................................95
Viewing images on a TV screen
Using your computer
Using a network
Image Size(Photos)
Image Size(Movies)
AF Mode
Digital Zoom
Red Eye Reduction
AF Illuminator
SteadyShot
Auto Orientation
Repeat
MEGA BASS
LCD Auto Off
Access Point
Network Power Save
Nickname
Img exchg password
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How to print still images.......................................................................... 97
Printing images directly using a PictBridge compliant printer ................. 98
Listening to music ................................................................................. 101
Troubleshooting..................................................................................... 104
Warning indicators and messages........................................................ 115
To use your camera abroad — Power sources ..................................... 118
On the “Memory Stick”.......................................................................... 120
On the “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack....................................................... 122
Index ..................................................................................................... 123
Printing still images
Listening to music
Troubleshooting
Others
Index
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Basic information
The camera is equipped with an internal memory of approximately 2 GB, which enables a
large number of images to be stored in the camera.
The images can also be stored in a “Memory Stick Duo” (not supplied).
• Album images are very small, so you can store a lot of images in the camera. This is convenient to view
Images later. Album Images are always recorded.
• For movies, the first cut of a movie is recorded on an album as an Album Image.
Shooting
images
Store the images in the
internal memory
The Original Image at the image
size set up for the camera and a
small size Album Image (VGA)
are stored in the internal
memory.
Store the images in a
“Memory Stick Duo”
The Original Image at the image
size set up for the camera is
stored in the “Memory Stick
Duo”, and a small size Album
Image (VGA) is stored in the
internal memory.
Internal memory
Original image Album image
“Memory
Stick Duo”
Internal
memory
Album image Original image
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Basic information
This camera automatically classifies images into albums depending on the shooting intervals
and frequency.
You can search the images by albums for your convenience.
The automatically created albums can be divided or combined manually.
<Example>
Automatic image
management
Number
of
images
To name an album
tUse the “Album Editor”
(supplied)
To put these two together
t Combine albums
To divide one here into two
t Divide an album
Time (Date)
1st album 2nd album 3rd album
1st album
Number
of
images
The album has a new
name
The album is divided
at the specified spot
Time (Date)
The two albums are
combined
2nd album 3rd album
1st album
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Basic information
This camera is equipped with various search functions. With the software on the supplied CD-
ROM, you can use more advanced search functions.
With the “Album Editor”, you can:
• Edit labels or comments
• Copy images stored on a computer to the camera
• Import MPEG4 movie files to the camera
• Restore the data of the camera from a backup of a
computer (Restore)
You can enjoy a lot more images with ease !
Delete
Use with a
Computer
Original image Album image
When deleting an image, you
can choose to delete just the
Original Image, or delete the
Original and Album Images at
the same time.
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Identifying parts
See the pages in parentheses for details of
operation.
Camera
A POWER lamp/POWER button
B Shutter button (19)
C WLAN (Wireless network) button (91)
D Flash (20)
E Self-timer lamp (21)/AF illuminator
(67)
F Hook for wrist strap
G WLAN antenna (internal)
H OPEN (CAMERA) lever (18)
I Microphone
J Lens
K Lens cover
L i (Headphones) jack (103)
A For shooting: Zoom (W/T) button
(19)
For viewing: / (Playback zoom)
button/ (Index) button (23, 24)
B LCD screen (16)
C / (Movie/Photo) button (18)
D (Playback) button (23)
E For shooting: (Flash) button (20)
For playing back music: Hold button
(102)
F / (Macro/Magnifying Glass)
button (20)
G (Image Size/Delete) button
(22, 23)
H (Self-timer) button (21)
I Flash charging (20)/CHG (charge) lamp
J DISP (Screen display switch) button
(16)
K Control button
L BACK button
• Returns to the previous screen.
M MENU button (29)
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Identifying parts
N HOME button (26)
O Battery/“Memory Stick Duo” cover
P Battery insertion slot
Q Battery eject lever
R Multi connector
S Tripod receptacle
• 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
screws longer than 5.5 mm (7/32 inch), and
may damage the camera.
T RESET button (104)
U Speaker
V Access lamp
W “Memory Stick Duo” slot
Cyber-shot Station
This is used when charging the battery pack
or connecting the camera to a TV or a
computer, etc.
A Camera connector
B CONNECT button (86)
C DC IN jack
D (USB) jack
E A/V OUT (STEREO) jack
How to connect
Connect the camera as illustrated.
• Make sure to install the camera all the way in
firmly.
How to disconnect
Grasp the camera and the Cyber-shot
Station as illustrated and disconnect the
camera.
• Be sure to turn off the camera before you
connect the camera to the Cyber-shot Station or
disconnect the camera from the Cyber-shot
Station.
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Indicators on the screen
Each time you press the DISP (Screen
display switch) button, the screen status
changes.
See the pages in parentheses for details of
operation.
When shooting still images
When shooting movies
A
B
Display Indication
60Min Battery remaining
• Only is indicated,
depending on a mode.
Recording media
Recording folder (57)
• This does not appear when
using the internal memory.
SteadyShot (68)
Radio field strength with a
network
Image size (22)
[400] Remaining number of
recordable images
[00:00:00] Maximum recording time
Display Indication
The setting that has been
selected by the menu (16)
Zoom scaling (19, 67)
3:2 3M
2M VGA 16:9
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Indicators on the screen
C
D
E
Display Indication
z (Green)
z (Red)
AE/AF lock (19)
Recording a movie
Standby Standby a movie
00:00:00 Recording time
NR slow shutter
• When the shutter speed
drops below a certain speed
in low light conditions, the
NR (Noise Reduction) slow
shutter function activates
automatically to reduce the
picture noise.
125 Shutter speed
F3.5 Aperture value
+2.0EV Exposure Value (34)
ISO number (38)
Display Indication
C:32:00 Self-diagnosis display
(115)
E Low battery warning (115)
+ Spot metering cross hair
(37)
AF range finder frame (35)
Latest recording history
(16)
Display Indication
AF illuminator (67)
Vibration warning
• Indicates vibration may
prevent you from shooting
clear images due to
insufficient lighting. Even if
the vibration warning
appears, you can still shoot
images. However, we
recommend that you turn on
the anti-blur function, using
the flash for better lighting
or using a tripod or other
means to stabilize the
camera (page 116).
Self-timer (21)
Flash mode (20)
Macro/Magnifying Glass
(20)
ON
SL
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Indicators on the screen
When playing back
A
B
Display Indication
60Min Battery remaining
• Only is indicated,
depending on a mode.
The destination medium of
Original Images
Playback folder (57)
• This does not appear when
using the internal memory.
PictBridge connecting
(100)
Search keyword
Index mode
12/12 Image number/Number of
images recorded in selected
folder
Display Indication
Volume (23)
AVLS
Zoom scaling (23)
C:32:00 Self-diagnosis display
(115)
00:00:12 Counter
Playback bar
N X M
m y
Playback (23)
N Playback
X Pause
M Fast-forward
m Rewind
y Frame-by-frame
(advance)
Frame-by-frame
(reverse)
Movie operation guide
>/M Skip/Fast-
forward
./m Skip/Rewind
y Frame-by-frame
(advance)
Frame-by-frame
(reverse)
PictBridge connecting
(100)
• Do not disconnect the USB
cable while the icon is
displayed.
2007/01/01
----
Information area
1.3
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Indicators on the screen
C
Display Indication
DSC00012 File number (56)
s Color Detection
Face Detection
Label
2007/01/01
9:30AM
Recorded date/time of the
playback image
Image size (22)
-30fps Frame number per second
(22)
- Protect (47)
Comment
Label (49)
PC backup (done/undone)
Image analysis (done/
undone)
Original Image (stored/not
stored)
3:2 3M
2M VGA 16:9
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Changing the screen display
Each time you press the DISP (Screen display switch) button, the display changes as follows.
• By pressing DISP (Screen display switch) button longer, you can increase the LCD backlight (only when
the camera is used with the battery pack).
During shooting
• When shooting a movie, the indicators disappear from the screen. After the shooting, the screen returns to
the previous status.
During playback (single screen)
DISP (Screen display
switch) button
Latest recording history
Indicator off Setting display on
Information area
Indicator off Indicators on
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Changing the screen display
During playback (Index screen)
• For details on an index screen, see page 24.
Home screen
During Collaboration Shot
• For details on the Collaboration Shot t page 91
4-image index 30-image index 100-image index
Single image +
6-image index
The background is
black
The background is
white
Normal Multi angles
Displays your images
and those of all other
connected users in
order of recording
time
Displays the images of
each connected user
separately
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Basic Operations
Shooting images easily (Auto adjustment
mode)
1 Open the lens cover by sliding the OPEN (CAMERA) lever.
Open until it clicks.
2 Select a mode with the / (Movie/Photo) button.
Each time you press the / (Movie/Photo) button, the mode changes between Movie
and Photo.
3 Hold the camera steady, keeping your arms at your side.
(Image Size)
button
Zoom button
Shutter button
(Self-timer) button
/ (Macro/Magnifying
Glass) button
(Flash) button
/ (Movie/Photo)
button
Lens cover
OPEN (CAMERA) lever
Control button
Up
Press z
Down
Left
Right
Position the subject
in the center of the
LCD screen.
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Basic
Operations
Shooting images easily (Auto adjustment mode)
4 Shoot with the shutter button.
Aside from an Original Image, a small size Album Image is recorded in the internal memory (page 7).
Still image:
1Press and hold the shutter button halfway down to focus.
The z (AE/AF lock) indicator (green) flashes, a beep sounds, the indicator stops flashing and
remains lit.
2Press the shutter button fully down.
The shutter sounds.
Movie:
Press the shutter button fully down.
To stop recording, press the shutter button fully down again.
If you shoot a still image of a subject that is difficult to focus on
• The shortest shooting distance is approx. 50 cm (19 3/4 inches). Shoot in the close-up (Macro) mode or
Magnifying Glass mode (page 20) when you shoot a subject closer than the shooting distance.
• When the camera cannot focus on the subject automatically, the AE/AF lock indicator changes to flashing
slowly and the beep does not sound. The AF range finder frame disappears from the LCD screen.
Recompose the shot and focus again.
Subjects difficult to focus on are:
– Distant from the camera and dark
– The contrast between the subject and its background is poor.
– Seen through glass
– Moving fast
– Reflective light or with a lustrous finish
– Flashing
– Backlit
Using the zoom
Press the zoom button.
• When the zoom scale exceeds 3×, the camera uses the Digital Zoom function.
For details on the [Digital Zoom] settings and the image quality, see page 67.
AE/AF lock indicator
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Shooting images easily (Auto adjustment mode)
Flash (Selecting a flash mode for still images)
Press repeatedly until the desired mode is selected.
: Flash Auto
Strobes when there is insufficient light or backlight (default setting)
• No indicator appears on the lower part of the screen even if you select this setting.
: Flash forced on
: Slow synchro (Flash forced on)
The shutter speed is slow in a dark place to clearly shoot the background that is out of flash light.
: Flash forced off
• The flash strobes twice. The first time is to adjust the light quantity.
• The CHG lamp flashes while charging the flash.
Macro/Magnifying Glass (Shooting close-up)
Press / repeatedly until the desired mode is selected.
: Macro Off (Default setting)
• No indicator appears on the lower part of the screen even if you select this setting.
: Macro On (W side: Approx. 8 cm or farther (3 1/4 inches or farther), T side: Approx. 25 cm or farther
(9 7/8 inches or farther))
:Magnifying Glass On (Locked to the W side: Approx. 1 to 20 cm (13/32 to 7 7/8 inches))
Macro
• Setting the zoom all the way to the W side is recommended.
• The in-focus range becomes narrow, and the complete subject may not entirely be in focus.
• The Auto Focus speed drops.
Magnifying Glass
• Use this mode to shoot at even closer distances than (Macro) recording.
• Burst and Exposure Bracket cannot be used (page 39).
• 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.
SL
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Basic
Operations
Shooting images easily (Auto adjustment mode)
Using the self-timer
Press repeatedly until the desired mode is selected.
: Not using the self-timer
• No indicator appears on the lower part of the screen even if you select this setting.
: Setting the 10-second delay self-timer
: Setting the 2-second delay self-timer
Press the shutter button, the self-timer lamp flashes, and a beep sounds until the shutter
operates.
To cancel, press again.
Self-timer lamp
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Shooting images easily (Auto adjustment mode)
To change the image size
Press (Image Size), and then move the control button to select the size.
The default settings are marked with .
1) Images are recorded in 3:2 aspect ratio, same as photograph printing paper or postcards, etc.
2) Both edges of the image may be cut off when printing (page 112).
3) By using a Memory Stick slot, USB connection, or via a network (page 95), you can enjoy images in
higher quality.
• The larger the image size, the higher the image quality.
Image size Usage guidelines No. of images Printing
6M (2816×2112) For prints up to A4(8×10") Less
More
Fine
Rough
3:21)
(2816×1872) Shoot with 3:2 aspect ratio
3M (2048×1536) For prints up to 13×18 cm(5×7")
2M (1632×1224) For prints up to 9×13 cm(3.5×5")
VGA (640×480) For emailing (640×480)
16:92)
(1920×1080) Display On 16:9 HDTV3)
Movie image size Frame/Second Usage guidelines
640×480 Approx. 30 Display on TV
320×240 Approx. 30 For emailing (320×240)
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Basic
Operations
Viewing/deleting images
1 Press the (Playback) button.
When the lens cover is closed, pressing the POWER button turns on the camera with the playback
mode.
2 Select an image by moving the control button to C/c.
Moving it to C displays the previous image, and moving it to c displays the next image.
Movie:
Press z to play back a movie. (Press z again to stop playback.)
Holding the control button to C to rewind and to c to fast forward.
Moving the control button to X/x to adjust the volume.
To delete images
1 Display the image you want to delete and press (Delete).
2 Select [Original Image Only] or [Original & Album Images] with the control button, then press
z.
To cancel the deletion
Select [Exit], then press z.
To view an enlarged image (playback zoom)
Press while displaying a still image.
To undo the zoom, press .
Adjust the portion: Moving the control button to X/x/C/c.
Cancel playback zoom: Press BACK.
• If you operate the playback zoom function, the screen indicators are turned off except for the zoom scaling
indicator.
(Delete) button
(Playback) button
Control button
MENU button
(Playback zoom)
button
(Index)/
(Playback zoom)
button
Up
Press z
Down
Left
Right
BACK button
POWER button
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Viewing/deleting images
Viewing an index screen
Press (Index) to switch to the index screen. Each time you press DISP (Screen display
switch) or (Index), the screen changes as follows.
Select an image with the control button.
To return to the single-image screen, press z.
To delete images in index mode
1 Press (Delete) while the index screen is displayed.
2 Select the images (below).
3 Select [Original Image Only] or [Original & Album Images] with the control button, then press
z.
After you select multiple images, you can perform the following functions on all the selected
images collectively.
Delete/Print/Picture Gift/Share Images/Import/Export/Slide Show/Label/Protect
1 Select the image selection mode in each function.
The browse screen appears.
Selecting multiple images
DISP (Screen display switch) button
DISP (Screen display switch) or (Index) button
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Basic
Operations
Viewing/deleting images
2 Select the image with the control button, then press z.
The mark is checked in the box of the image.
To select all the images in an album (or a folder)
Keep the control button to C until the frame of an album (or a folder) is selected, then press z.
The mark is checked in the box of all the images in the album (or folder).
3 Press MENU.
4 Select [OK], then press z.
Each function is executed.
To cancel the selection
In Step 2, select the image that the mark is checked, then press z. The mark is took off
from the box of the image.
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How to operate – home/menu
The home screen is the basic screen used for accessing the various functions. You can access
the home screen regardless of the shooting/viewing mode.
1 Press HOME to display the home screen.
2 Move the control button to C/c to select a category.
3 Move the control button to X/x to select an item.
4 Press z to set.
• The home screen cannot be displayed during a PictBridge/USB connection.
Using the home screen
HOME button
Control button
Up
Press z
Down
Left
Right
Category
Item
Guide
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Basic
Operations
How to operate – home/menu
Pressing the HOME button displays the following items.
Details on the items are displayed on the screen using the guide.
The home list
Category Items
Camera Photo (page 31)
Movie (page 31)
Viewer Album (page 41)
Memory Stick (page 41)
Last Image (page 41)
Last Viewed (page 41)
Slide Show (page 42)
Music Audio Player (page 102)
Communication Collaboration Shot (page 91)
Picture Gift (page 93)
Toolbox Print (page 98)
Share Images (page 95)
Media Tools General (page 56)
Media Space File Number
Default Media Check Album
Memory Stick (page 57)
Format Create REC. Folder
Change REC. Folder
Internal Memory (page 59)
Scan Images Format
Fully Format
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How to operate – home/menu
Settings Main
Sound (page 61)
Beep AVLS
Screen (page 62)
Language HOME Design
Function Guide LCD Brightness
Preferences (page 63)
Initialize USB Connect
Video Out
Clock Set (page 65)
Clock Set
Camera (page 66)
Image Size(Photos) Image Size(Movies)
AF Mode Digital Zoom
Red Eye Reduction AF Illuminator
SteadyShot Auto Orientation
Music (page 69)
Repeat MEGA BASS
LCD Auto Off
Network (page 70)
Access Point Network Power Save
Nickname Img exchg password
Category Items
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Basic
Operations
How to operate – home/menu
1 Press MENU to display the menu.
• Different items are available depending on the mode.
2 Move the control button to X/x to select the menu item.
3 Move the control button to C/c to select a setting.
• To display an item that is not displayed, move the control button to C/c until the item is displayed.
• Press z after selecting an item in playback mode.
4 Press MENU to turn off the menu.
Using menu items
MENU button
Control button
Up
Press z
Down
Left
Right
Function guide
Setting [Function Guide] to [Off] turns off the function guide
(page 62).
Shooting mode Playback mode
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Menu items
The available menu items vary depending on the mode position. Only the available items are
displayed on the screen.
*The operation is limited according to the Scene Selection mode (page 33).
Album ( Folder) Manage Images
Edit Image Label
Find Print
Slide Show Import ( Export)
Details
( : available)
Auto Program
Scene
Selection
Menu for shooting (page 34)
Camera —
Scene — — —
EV
Focus — —
Metering Mode — —
White Bal — *
ISO — — —
REC Mode * —
Flash Level — — —
Camera Set.
Menu for viewing (page 45)
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Using
the
shooting
functions
Using the shooting functions
Changing the recording mode
Selects a camera mode on the menu screen.
Still image shooting modes
There are three shooting modes available for still images: auto, program, scene selection.
The default setting is [Auto].
To select camera modes other than [Auto], see the following procedure.
1 Press MENU.
2 Move the control button to X to select
[Camera].
3 Move the control button to C/c to select the
desired mode.
AUTO: Auto adjustment mode
Allows easy shooting with the settings adjusted automatically.
PGM: Program auto shooting mode
Allows you to shoot with the exposure adjusted automatically (both the shutter speed and
the aperture value). Also you can select various settings using the menu. (Refer to page 30
for details on the functions available.)
SCN: Scene Selection mode ( )
Allows you to shoot with preset settings according to the scene (page 32).
To switch shooting modes
Press HOME, and select [ ] (Camera) t [ ]
(Photo) or [ ] (Movie) with the control button.
• You can perform this operation using the /
(Movie/Photo) button instead.
Control button
HOME button
/ (Movie/
Photo) button
MENU button
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The following modes are predetermined to match the scene conditions.
*The shutter speed becomes slower, so using a tripod is recommended.
High Sensitivity
Allows you to shoot images
without a flash under low light
conditions, reducing blur.
Hand-held Twilight
The camera performs multiple
continuous shootings while
compensating for camera-shake in
order to capture an image.
This function is useful when
shooting a nightscape without a
tripod.
• The camera may not be able to
fully compensate if the camera-
shake is too strong, the subject is
moving, or the image is too
dark.
Twilight*
Allows you to shoot night scenes
at far distance without losing the
dark atmosphere of the
surroundings.
Twilight Portrait*
Suitable for shooting portraits in
dark places. Allows you to shoot
sharp images of people in dark
places without losing the dark
atmosphere of the surroundings.
Soft Snap
Allows you to 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.
Landscape
Focuses only on a distant subject
to shoot landscapes, etc.
Hi-Speed Shutter
Allows you to shoot moving
subjects outdoors or in other
bright places.
• The shutter speed becomes
faster, so images shot in dark
places become darker.
Beach
When shooting seaside or lakeside
scenes, the blue of the water is
clearly recorded.
Snow
When shooting snowy scenes or
other places where the whole
screen appears white, use this
mode to prevent sunken colors
and record clear images.
Fireworks*
Allows you to record fireworks in
all their splendor.
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Changing the recording mode
Functions that cannot be combined with Scene Selection
For shooting an image appropriately according to the scene condition, a combination of
functions is determined by the camera. Some functions are not available, depending on the
Scene Selection mode.
( : you can select the desired setting)
* [ ] (Flash) cannot be selected.
Macro/
Magnifying Glass
Flash White Balance
Burst/
Exposure Bracket
EV
/— *
—/— — —
—/— — —
/— — —
/— —
—/— / —
/— / —
/— / —
/— / —
—/— — —
SL
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Shooting menu
The functions in shooting mode using the MENU button are described below. For details on
how to operate the menu, see page 29.
The default settings are marked with .
See page 31.
See page 32.
Manually adjusts the exposure.
• The compensation value can be set in 1/3EV increments.
• If a subject is being shot in extremely bright or dark conditions, or the flash is used, the exposure
adjustment may not be effective.
The available modes are indicated as shown below.
You cannot select the mode displayed in grey.
Camera: Selecting the still image camera mode
Scene: Selecting the Scene Selection mode
EV: Adjusting the exposure
M –2.0EV Toward –: Darkens an image.
0EV The exposure is determined automatically by the camera.
m +2.0EV Toward +: Brightens an image.
Available Unavailable
Camera mode (Auto/Program/Scene Selection) Movie
Toward +
Toward –
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You can change the focus method. Use the menu when it is difficult to get the proper focus in
auto focus mode.
Focus: Changing the focus method
(Multi AF) Focuses on a subject in all ranges of the finder frame
automatically.
• This mode is useful when the subject is not in the center of the
frame.
(Center AF)
(Only for still image)
Focuses on a subject in the center of the finder frame
automatically.
• Using together with the AF lock function lets you shoot in the
desired image composition.
(Spot AF)
(Only for still image)
Focuses on an extremely small subject or a narrow area
automatically.
• Using together with the AF lock function lets you shoot in the
desired image composition. Hold the camera steady not to
misalign the subject and the AF range finder frame.
0.5m Focuses on the subject using a previously set distance to the
subject. (Focus preset)
• 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 Focus preset is convenient.
1.0m
3.0m
7.0m
(unlimited distance)
AF range finder frame
(Only for still image)
AF range finder frame
AF range finder frame
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• AF stands for Auto Focus.
• Distance setting information in Focus preset is approximate. If you point the lens up or down, the error
increases.
• When you use Digital Zoom or AF Illuminator, the setting of the AF range finder frame becomes
unavailable and the frame is indicated with a dotted line. Priority AF movement is given to subjects in or
near the center of the frame.
z If the subject is out of focus
When shooting with the subject at the edge of the frame (or the screen), or when using [ ] (Center AF) or
[ ] (Spot AF), the camera may not focus on a subject at the edge of the frame.
In such cases, do as follows.
1 Recompose the shot so that the subject is centered in the AF range finder, and press the shutter
button halfway down to focus on the subject (AF lock).
As long as you do not press the shutter button fully down, you can retry the procedure as many
times as you want.
2 When the AE/AF lock indicator stops flashing and remains on, return to the fully composed shot,
and press the shutter button fully down.
AE/AF lock indicator
AF range finder frame
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Selects the metering mode that sets which part of the subject to measure to determine the
exposure.
• When using spot metering or center-weighted metering, setting [Focus] to [ ] (Center AF) is
recommended to focus on the metering position (page 35).
Adjusts the color tones according to the lighting condition in a situation, for example, when
the colors of an image look strange.
Metering Mode: Selecting the metering mode
(Multi) Divides into multiple regions and measures each region. The
camera determines a well-balanced exposure (Multi-pattern
metering).
(Center) Measures the center of the image, and determines the
exposure based on the brightness of the subject there (Center-
weighted metering).
(Spot)
(Only for still image)
Measures only a part of the subject (Spot metering).
• This function is useful when the subject is backlit or when there
is strong contrast between the subject and the background.
White Bal: Adjusting the color tones
AUTO (Auto) Adjusts the White Balance automatically.
(Daylight) Adjusts for outdoors conditions on a fine day, evening views,
night scenes, neon signs, fireworks, etc.
(Cloudy) Adjusts for a cloudy sky or shadow areas.
Spot metering cross hairs
Positions on the subject
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• Under fluorescent lights that flicker, the white balance function may not work correctly even though you
select [ ] (Fluorescent).
• Except in [ ] (Flash) modes, [White Bal] is set to [AUTO] (Auto) when the flash strobes.
• Some options are not available depending on the Scene Selection mode (page 33).
Selects a luminous sensitivity with units of ISO. The larger the number, the higher the
sensitivity.
(Fluorescent) Adjusts for fluorescent lighting.
n (Incandescent) Adjusts for incandescent lighting or video light such as at
photography studios.
(Flash) Adjusts for the flash conditions.
• You cannot select this item when shooting movies.
ISO: Selecting a luminous sensitivity
Large number
Small number
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• Note that the image tends to become noisier as the ISO sensitivity number increases.
• [ISO] is set to [AUTO] (Auto) in the Scene Selection mode.
• When shooting under brighter conditions, the camera automatically increases its tone reproduction and
helps prevent images to become whitish (excluding when [ISO] is set to [ISO 80]).
Selects whether the camera performs continuous shooting or not when you press the shutter button.
AUTO (Auto) Select a large number when shooting in dark locations or
shooting a subject moving at high speed, or select a small
number to obtain high image quality.
ISO 80
ISO 100
ISO 200
ISO 400
ISO 800
ISO 1000
REC Mode: Selecting the continuous shooting method
(Normal) Does not shoot continuously.
(Burst) Records the maximum number of images in succession (refer
to the following table) when you press and hold down the
shutter button.
• When “Recording...” disappears, you can shoot the next image.
• The flash is set to (Flash forced off).
BRK ±0.3EV (BRK ±0.3EV) Records a series of three images with the exposure values
automatically shifted (Exposure Bracket).
The larger the bracket step value, the larger the shift of the
exposure value.
• When you cannot decide the correct exposure, shoot in the
Exposure Bracket mode, shifting the exposure value. You can
select the image with the best exposure afterward.
• When [Camera] is set to [AUTO], you cannot use Exposure
Bracket.
• The flash is set to (Flash forced off).
BRK ±0.7EV (BRK ±0.7EV)
BRK ±1.0EV (BRK ±1.0EV)
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On the Burst
• When recording with the self timer, a series of a maximum of seven images is recorded.
• The recording interval is approximately 0.3 second.
• When the battery level is low, or when the internal memory or “Memory Stick Duo” is full, the Burst
stops.
• You may not be able to shoot images in the Burst mode depending on the Scene Selection mode (page 33).
The maximum number of continuous shots
On the Exposure Bracket
• The focus and white balance are adjusted for the first image, and these settings are also used for the other
images.
• When the exposure is manually adjusted (page 34), the exposure is shifted based on the adjusted
brightness.
• The recording interval is approximately 0.3 second.
• If the subject is too bright or too dark, you may be unable to shoot properly with the selected bracket step
value.
• You may not be able to shoot images in the Exposure Bracket mode depending on the Scene Selection
mode (page 33).
Adjusts the amount of flash light.
• To change flash mode, see page 20.
You can set up the recording functions. This item is the same as the [ Camera] item in
[ ] (Settings) via the home screen. For details, see page 66.
Size The number of images
6M 7
3:2 7
3M 10
2M 15
VGA 100
16:9 15
Flash Level: Adjusting the amount of flash light
– (–) Toward –: Makes the flash level lower.
(Normal)
+ (+) Toward +: Makes the flash level higher.
Camera Set.: Changing setup items for shooting
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Using the playback functions
Playing back images from the home screen
You can easily select a playback image from the home screen.
1 Press HOME.
2 Select [ ] (Viewer) by moving the control button to C/c.
3 Select the desired item by moving the control button to X/x, then press z.
Displays Album Images on the index screen.
Displays images stored in the “Memory Stick Duo” on the folder selection screen.
Displays the last recorded image. This is the same function as that of the (Playback)
button.
• Images that were imported, recorded by another camera, or shot with Collaboration Shot are not displayed
even if these dates are the latest.
Displays the last viewed Album Image.
Album
Memory Stick
Last Image
Last Viewed
HOME button
Control button
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Playing back images from the home screen
1 Select [ Slide Show] from the home screen.
2 When playing back Album Images, select [Album] with the control button first, or when playing
back images stored in a “Memory Stick Duo”, select [Memory Stick] first, and then press z.
3 Select and set up each item with the control button.
4 Select [Start], then press z.
The slide show starts.
If you do not want to start the slide show immediately, select [Exit], then press z.
To pause the slide show
Press z.
To restart, select [Continue], then press z.
• The slide show resumes from the image which was paused, however, the music starts again
from the beginning.
To display the previous/next image
Move the control button to C/c.
To adjust the volume of the music
Move the control button to X/x to adjust the volume.
To end the slide show
Press z or select [Exit], then press the z.
To change the setup
The default settings are marked with .
Slide Show
Select Images
All Plays back all the images.
Whole Album (All In This
Folder)
Plays back all the images in the selected album (or folder).
Multiple Image Plays back the selected images (page 24).
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Playing back images from the home screen
• When set to [Simple], [Nostalgic], [Stylish] or [Active], only still images are displayed.
• Music is not played (set to [Off]) during a [Normal] slide show. The sound of movies will be heard.
Effects
Simple A simple slide show suitable for a wide range of scenes.
Nostalgic A moody slide show reproducing the atmosphere of a movie
scene.
Stylish A stylish slide show proceeding at a middle tempo.
Active A high-tempo slide show suitable for active scenes.
Normal A basic slide show switching images at a predetermined
interval.
Music
The preset-Music differs depending on the effect you select.
Music 1 The default setting for a [Simple] slide show.
Music 2 The default setting for a [Nostalgic] slide show.
Music 3 The default setting for a [Stylish] slide show.
Music 4 The default setting for a [Active] slide show.
My Group A folder inside the “MUSIC” folder is selected, and the tracks
in the folder are played in sequence.
My Music The list of tracks in the “MUSIC” folder is displayed, and the
selected track is played when performing a slideshow.
Off Setting for a [Normal] slide show. No Music available.
Interval
Auto The interval is set to suit the selected [Effects] item.
The setting is fixed to [Auto] when [Effects] is not set to
[Normal].
3 sec Sets the display interval of images for a [Normal] slide show.
5 sec
10 sec
30 sec
1 min
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Playing back images from the home screen
z To import music files to the “MUSIC” folder in the camera
You can import an MP3 file to the “MUSIC” folder in the camera using a computer.
For details, see page 101.
Play Mode
Repeat The slideshow is repeated in sequence.
Random The images are shown at random in the slideshow.
Normal The slideshow is performed once in sequence.
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Viewing menu
The functions available in playback mode using the MENU button are described below. For
details on how to operate the menu, see page 29.
You can search for an album in chronological order, or combine or split the album created in
the camera.
• When playing images stored in the “Memory Stick Duo”, only (Go To Folder) is displayed.
To go to another album
1 Select [ ] (Go To Album) with the control button, then press z.
The album list appears.
• In each album, the oldest image in an album is displayed.
• Moving the control button to C/c displays an album created around the same time in the last or next
year.
• The name of an album is in date format. If you use the “Album Editor” in the CD-ROM (supplied),
you can change the date format name to alphabetical characters name (page 78).
2 Select the desired album, then press z.
The selected album is displayed.
To go to another folder
1 Select [ ] (Go To Folder) with the control button, then press z.
The folder list appears.
• In each folder, the oldest image in a folder is displayed.
2 Select the folder, then press z.
The selected folder is displayed.
Album/ Folder: Go To Album/Go To Folder, Combine Album, Split Album
(Go To Album)
(Go To Folder)
Selects and goes to another album (folder).
(Combine Album) Combines two albums into one.
(Split Album) Splits an album in two at the desired point.
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To combine two albums into one
1 Display an image in the source album.
2 Select [ ] (Combine Album) with the control button, then press z.
The album selection screen appears.
3 Select the destination album by moving the control button to X/x, then press z.
4 Select [OK], then press z.
The two albums are combined into one.
• The source album is deleted.
• If you combine albums when the image is narrowed down, only the images that fit the search condition
will move to the destination album.
To cancel the combination
Press BACK.
To split an album into two
1 Display an image in the album you want to split.
2 Select [ ] (Split Album) with the control button, then press z.
The album split screen appears.
3 Select the split spot by moving the control button to C/c, then press z.
4 Select [OK], then press z.
The album is split into two at the specified spot.
To cancel the split
Press BACK.
Split spot
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• The name of the first half of the split album is the same as that of the original album and the name of the
last half becomes “original name - (2)”.
• If you select [ ] (Split Album) while refining your search, the search is canceled.
Deletes images, or protects images against accidental erasure.
To select and delete images
1 Select [ ] (Delete: Multiple Images) with the control button, then press z.
The image selection screen appears.
2 Select the images (page 24).
3 Press MENU to display the menu.
4 Select [OK], then press z.
5 While viewing Album Images, select [Original Image Only] or [Original & Album Images], then
press z.
The selected images are deleted.
To delete an image
1 Select the image.
2 Select [ ] (Delete: This Image) with the control button, then press z.
3 While viewing Album Images, select [Original Image Only] or [Original & Album Images], then
press z.
The image is deleted.
• You can delete images using the button instead. When the single screen is displayed, the option is
fixed to [This Image], and the index screen is displayed, it is fixed to [Multiple Images].
To select and protect images
1 Select [ ] (Protect: Multiple Images) with the control button, then press z.
The image selection screen appears.
2 Select the images (page 24).
3 Press MENU to display the menu.
4 Select [OK], then press z.
The selected images are protected and the - (protect) indicator appears on the lower of the
LCD screen.
Manage Images: Delete, Protect
(Delete: Multiple
Images)
Selects and deletes images.
(Delete: This Image) Deletes the image that is currently selected.
(Protect: Multiple
Images)
Selects and protects/unlocks images.
(Protect: This Image) Protects/unlocks the image that is currently selected.
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To protect an image
1 Select the image.
2 Select [ ] (Protect: This Image) with the control button, then press z.
The image is protected and the - (protect) indicator appears on the lower of the LCD screen.
To cancel the protection
Follow the process for protection, select the images you want to cancel their protection, then
press z.
• Note that the formatting erases all the data stored on the recording media, even if the images are protected,
and these images cannot be restored.
• It may take some time to protect an image.
Rotates an image, or changes the image size.
To rotate an image
1 Select the image.
2 Select [ ] (Rotate) with the control button, then press z.
3 Select [ ], then rotate the image by moving the control button to C/c.
4 Select [OK], then press z.
To cancel rotation
In step 3 or 4, select [Exit], then press z.
• You cannot rotate protected images or movies.
• You may not be able to rotate images shot with other cameras.
Edit Image: Rotate, Resize
(Rotate) Rotates a still image clockwise or counterclockwise.
(Resize) You can change the image size of a recorded image (Resize), and
save it as a new file. The Original Image is retained even after
resizing.
Small size
Large size
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• When viewing images on a computer, the image rotation information may not be reflected, depending on
the software.
To change the image size of a recorded image
1 Select the image.
2 Select [ ] (Resize) with the control button, then press z.
3 Select the desired size, then press z.
Select from [6M], [3M], [2M], or [VGA].
The resized image is recorded in the selected album (recording folder) as the newest file.
To cancel resize
In step 3, select [Exit], then press z.
• For details on guidelines for selecting the image size, see page 22.
• You cannot change the size of movies.
• When there is the Original Image, the Original Image is resized, and when there is not the Original Image,
its Album Image is resized.
• When you change from a small size to a large size, the image quality deteriorates.
• You cannot resize to an image size of 3:2 or 16:9.
You can label images.
• The following labels are provided with the camera. The provided labels are as follows:
Favorites/Wedding/Birthday/Party/Kids/Family/Friends/Sports/Travel/Scenery/Pets/Pastimes/Other
If you use the application (supplied), you can edit the label.
To select and label images
1 Select [ ] (Add Label: Multiple Images) with the control button, then press z.
The label selection screen appears.
Label: Add Label, No Label
(Add Label: Multiple
Images)
Selects and labels images.
(Add Label: This Image) Labels the image that is currently selected.
(No Label: Multiple
Images)
Selects images and detaches their labels.
(No Label: This Image) Detaches the label from the image that is currently selected.
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2 Select the desired label by moving the control button to X/x, then press z.
The image selection screen appears.
3 Select the images (page 24).
4 Press MENU to display the menu.
5 Select [OK], then press z.
The selected label is registered on the images, and is indicated on the lower portion of the
screen.
To label an image
1 Select the image.
2 Select [ ] (Add Label: This Image) with the control button, then press z.
The label selection screen appears.
3 Select the desired label by moving the control button to X/x, then press z.
The selected label is registered on the image, and is indicated on the lower portion of the
screen.
To detach the label from multiple images
1 Select [ ] (No Label: Multiple Images) with the control button, then press z.
The label selection screen appears.
2 Select the desired label by moving the control button to X/x, then press z.
The image selection screen appears.
3 Select the images (page 24).
4 Press MENU to display the menu.
5 Select [OK], then press z.
The selected label is detached from the images, and disappears from the lower portion of the
screen.
To detach the label from an image
1 Select the image.
2 Select [ ] (No Label: This Image) with the control button, then press z.
The label selection screen appears.

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