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  • Brand: Sony
  • Product: Digital Camera
  • Model/name: Cybershot DSC-H1
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English, Dutch, German

Table of Contents

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2-629-893-12(1) DSC-H1
2-629-893-12 (1)
© 2005 Sony Corporation Printed in Japan
Printed on 100% recycled paper using VOC
(Volatile Organic Compound)-free vegetable
oil based ink.
continued on the reverse
Digital Still Camera
Operating Instructions
Before operating the unit, please read this manual and “User’s Guide/Troubleshooting” (separate
volume) thoroughly, and retain it for future reference.
Refer to “User’s Guide/Troubleshooting”
(separate volume)
Explains advanced techniques and what to do if you experience trouble with
your camera.
Read This First
Read This First
DSC-H1
http://www.sony.net/
Checking the accessories supplied
• Ni-MH battery charger BC-
CS2A/CS2B (1)
• USB cable (1)
• A/V cable (1)
• Shoulder strap (1)
• Lens hood (1)
• Adaptor ring (1)
• Lens cap (1)/Lens cap strap
(1)
• CD-ROM (Cyber-shot
application software) (1)
• Operating instructions for
digital still camera “Read
This First” (this manual) (1)
• Operating instructions
“User’s Guide/
Troubleshooting” (1)
• Power cord (mains lead) (1)
• HR6 (size AA) Nickel-Metal
Hydride batteries (2)
A “Memory Stick” is not
supplied.
The camera has the own
internal memory (32 MB),
however, purchase of a
“Memory Stick” is
recommended.
• Battery case (1)
Notes before use
• Charge the supplied batteries before using the camera for the first time.
• The camera is a precision instrument. Be careful not to bump the lens or the LCD screen, and not to
apply force to it. Attach the shoulder strap to prevent the camera from damage by being dropped, etc.
t “User’s Guide/Troubleshooting” (page 16)
Additional information on this product and answers to frequently asked questions can be
found at our Customer Support Website.
Prepare the battery
• Connect the battery charger to an easily accessible wall outlet (wall socket) close by.
• Even if the CHARGE lamp is not lit, the battery charger is not disconnected from the AC power
source (mains) as long as it is connected to the wall outlet (wall socket). If some trouble occurs
while using the battery charger, immediately shut off the power by disconnecting the plug from
the wall outlet (wall socket).
• When charging is finished, disconnect the power cord (mains lead) from the wall outlet (wall
socket), and remove the Nickel-Metal Hydride batteries from the battery charger.
• Time required to charge fully depleted Nickel-Metal Hydride batteries at a temperature of 25°C
(77°F). Charging may take longer under certain circumstances or conditions.
• The CHARGE lamp may remain lit longer than six hours, but this is not a malfunction.
Nickel-Metal Hydride battery Charging time
NH-AA-DA×2 (supplied) Approx. 6 hours
1
1
Battery charger
2 Connect the power cord
(mains lead).
3 To wall outlet
(wall socket)
Power cord
(mains lead)
1 Insert the batteries.
CHARGE lamp
Light on: Charging
Light off: Completed (Remove the
batteries.)
Match 3/# and
insert.
Using batteries other than the supplied ones
You can use HR 15/51:HR6 (size AA) Nickel-Metal Hydride batteries/ZR6 (size AA) Oxy
Nickel Primary Battery. t “User’s Guide/Troubleshooting” (page 98)
Using the AC Adaptor
You can connect the camera using the AC-LS5K AC Adaptor (not supplied). t “User’s Guide/
Troubleshooting” (page 15). Refer to the operating instructions supplied with the AC Adaptor.
To check the remaining battery time
Press POWER to turn on and check the time on the screen.
To remove the batteries
Hold the camera with the battery cover facing upward, then open the battery cover and remove
the batteries. Be careful not to drop the batteries.
To use your camera abroad — Power sources
You can use your camera, the supplied battery charger, and the AC Adaptor (not supplied) in any
country or region where the power supply is 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].
Battery
remaining
indicator
Battery
remaining
guidelines
Sufficient
power
remaining
Battery half full Battery low,
recording/
playback will
stop soon.
Change the batteries with
fully charged ones, or
charge the batteries. (The
warning indicator flashes.)
• The displayed time remaining may not be correct under certain circumstances.
• When using Oxy Nickel Primary Battery, the battery remaining indicator does not display the correct
information.
• When the AC Adaptor (not supplied) is used, the battery remaining indicator is not displayed.
• Do not use an electronic transformer (travel converter), as
this may cause a malfunction.
BC-CS2A/
CS2B
Turn the camera on/set the clock
2
2
1 Select . 2 Press POWER.
2005 / :
/
1 1 12 00
AM
OK
Cancel
Clock Set
D/M/Y
M/D/Y
Y/M/D
Lighting
3 Set the clock with the control button.
1 Select the date display format with v/V, then press z.
2 Select each item with b/B and set the numeric value with
v/V, then press z.
3 Select [OK] with B, then press z.
• To cancel, select [Cancel] and press z.
2005 / :
/
1 1 12 00
AM
OK
Cancel
Clock Set
D/M/Y
M/D/Y
Y/M/D
2005 / :
/
1 1 12 00
AM
OK
Cancel
Clock Set
D/M/Y
M/D/Y
Y/M/D
2005 / :
/
1 1 10 30
AM
OK
Cancel
Clock Set
D/M/Y
M/D/Y
Y/M/D
To change the date and time
Select [Clock Set] in the (Setup) screen and perform the procedure in step 3 above.
t “User’s Guide/Troubleshooting” (page 61)
On the clock display
• If you selected [D/M/Y] in step 3-1, set the time on a 24-hour cycle.
• Midnight is indicated as 12:00 AM, and noon as 12:00 PM.
When turning on the power
• Unless you set the clock, the Clock Set screen appears each time the camera is turned on.
• Do not touch the lens portion as the lens portion extends. Also, do not leave the camera with the lens portion
extended for a long period of time with the power off as this may cause malfunction.
• The following screen appears when the camera is turned on for the second time or afterwards.
To turn off the power
Press POWER again.
• If the camera is running on battery power and you do not operate the camera for a period of time, the camera
turns off automatically to prevent wearing down the battery (Auto power-off function).
Changing the language setting
You can change the screen display to show messages in a specified language. To change the
language setting, press MENU to display the menu screen. Select (Setup) with the control
button, then, select [ Language] in (Setup1), and select the desired language. t “User’s
Guide/Troubleshooting” (page 59)
VGA
96
S AF
A 1
Insert a “Memory Stick” (not supplied)
Select the image size for use
Open the “Memory Stick” cover. Insert the “Memory Stick” all the way in
until it clicks.
Close the cover.
When there is no “Memory Stick” inserted
The camera records/plays back images using the internal memory (32 MB). t “User’s Guide/
Troubleshooting” (page 24)
3
3
Terminal side
4
4
2 Press (Image Size).
3 Select the size with v/V.
• The screen above is for still images.
For movies, select [640(Fine)] (“Memory Stick
PRO” only), [640(Standard)] or [160].
4 Press (Image Size) to
complete the setting.
1M
3M
3:2
5M
1M
VGA(E-Mail)
Image Size
1 Select a mode.
Still image:
Select .
Movie:
Select .
button
On still image sizes
For details on the image size t “User’s Guide/Troubleshooting” (page 13)
*Images are recorded in the same 3:2 aspect ratio as photograph printing paper or postcards, etc.
On recordable number of still images and recordable time of movies
Recordable number of still images and recordable time of movies vary depending on the image
size selected.
For details on recordable number or time t “User’s Guide/Troubleshooting” (page 23)
• Number of recordable images and time can differ according to shooting conditions.
To remove a “Memory Stick”
When the access lamp is lit
Never open the battery cover, remove the “Memory Stick” or turn off the power. The data may be
corrupted.
Image size Guidelines No. of images Printing
5M (2592×1944)
(the default setting)
For printing high density images in A4 or
A5 size
Less
More
Fine
Rough
3:2 (2592×1728)*
3M (2048×1536)
1M (1280×960) For printing in postcard size
For recording a larger number of images
For attaching images to e-mail or creating
web pages
VGA(E-Mail)
(640×480)
Still images Movies
Maximum recordable image Maximum recordable time
Open the “Memory Stick” cover, then push
the “Memory Stick” in once.
Access lamp
4 Insert the charged batteries.
2
1
1 2
Bottom
While pressing OPEN, open the
battery cover.
Match 3/# and insert. Close the cover.
“Memory Stick”
cover
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Holding the camera
Position the subject in the center of the focus
frame.
Zoom button
Shoot images easily (Auto adjustment mode)
5
5
Using the zoom
Pressing the button slightly zooms slowly and pressing the button fully down zooms fast.
• When the zoom scale exceeds 12×, the camera uses [Digital Zoom].
For details on the [Digital Zoom] settings and the image quality t “User’s Guide/Troubleshooting” (page
51)
• You cannot change the zoom scale while shooting a movie.
2 Shoot with the shutter button.
Still image:
Press and hold
halfway down to
focus
AE/AF lock indicator
Flashing t lit/beeps
Press fully down
The shutter sounds.
Movie:
Press fully down
To stop recording, press the shutter button fully down again.
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VGA FINE
F2.8
30
S AF
AF range finder frame
REC 00:00:02[00:10:48]
STD
6 4 0
Zoom button
T
W T
W
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S AF
Checking the last still image you shot (Quick Review)
Press b ( ) on the control button.
To cancel, press b again.
• The image may appear rough right after playback starts.
• To delete the image, press (Delete) and select [Delete] with v on the control button, then press z.
Selecting a flash mode for still images
Before step 2, press v ( ) on the control button repeatedly until the desired mode is selected.
• The flash automatically pops up and strobes. Close the flash by hand after use.
• When the adaptor ring (supplied) or the lens hood (supplied) is attached, the flashlight is blocked.
• Shooting distance (when [ISO] is set to [Auto])
W side: Approx. 0.3 to 6.8 m (11 26/32 inches to 22 feet 3 23/32 inches)
T side: Approx. 0.9 to 5.2 m (2 feet 11 14/32 inches to 17 feet 23/32 inches)
• The flash strobes twice. The first time is to adjust the light quantity.
Shooting close-up (Macro)
Before step 2, press B ( ) on the control button.
To cancel, press B again.
• 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 AF speed drops.
Shortest shooting distance from the lens surface
Setting all the way to the W side: Approx. 2 cm (13/16 inches)
Setting all the way to the T side: Approx. 90 cm (35 1/2 inches)
Using the self-timer
Before step 2, press V ( ) on the control button.
Press the shutter button, the self-timer lamp flashes, and a beep sounds until the shutter operates
(approximately 10 seconds later).
No indicator Strobes if it is dark or against light (default setting)
Forced flash
Slow synchro (Forced flash)
The shutter speed is slow in a dark place to clearly shoot the background
that is out of flash light.
No flash
SL
Self-timer lamp
If you shoot a still image of a subject that is difficult to focus on
• If the subject is closer than approx. 50 cm (19 3/4 inches) at W-side position, use the Macro mode (left
column).
• When the camera cannot focus on the subject automatically, the AE/AF lock indicator changes to flashing
slowly and the beep does not sound (except for Continuous AF, t “User’s Guide/Troubleshooting” (page
51)). Recompose the shot and focus again.
Subjects difficult to focus on are:
Anti-blur function
The anti-blur function is equipped with the camera.
To cancel the anti-blur function, set the mode dial to other than , then press the
(STEADY SHOT) button to display the indicator. To turn on the anti-blur function, press the
(STEADY SHOT) button again.
• When the mode dial is set to , you cannot cancel the anti-blur function.
• You can save the battery power when the anti-blur function is deactivated.
• You can change the anti-blur mode t “User’s Guide/Troubleshooting” (page 54).
To identify items on the screen
t “User’s Guide/Troubleshooting” (page 18)
To shoot using the finder
With the FINDER/LCD button, you can choose to shoot either using the finder or the LCD
screen. When you use the finder, the image does not appear on the LCD screen. Adjust the finder
adjustment lever until the image appears clearly within the finder, then shoot the image.
–Distant from the camera and dark
–The contrast between the subject and its
background is poor.
–Seen through glass
–Moving fast
–Reflect light or have a lustrous finish
–Flashing
–Against light
(STEADY SHOT) button
FINDER/LCD button
Finder adjustment lever
Shoot still images (Scene Selection)
To cancel the Scene Selection
Set the mode dial to other than the mode of Scene Selection.
1 Select the desired mode of Scene
Selection ( , , , , , ,
).
• For details on modes, see below.
2 Shoot with the shutter button.
Scene Selection modes
The following modes are predetermined to match the scene conditions.
*The shutter speed becomes slower, so using a tripod is recommended.
To use the functions set by the control button with Scene Selection
Before shooting in step 2, select the settings with the control button. Some functions are not
available, depending on the Scene Selection mode. When you press the button to select functions
that cannot be combined with Scene Selection, a beep sounds. t “User’s Guide/
Troubleshooting” (page 28)
Twilight* High-speed shutter
Shoots night scenes at a distance
without losing the dark
atmosphere of the surroundings.
Shoots moving subjects in bright
places.
Twilight portrait* Landscape
Shoots portraits in dark places. Shoots landscapes, etc., by
focusing on a distant subject.
Candle* Portrait
Shoot candlelit scenes, without
spoiling the atmosphere.
Shoots with backgrounds blur
away, and the subject is
sharpened.
Beach
Shoots seasides or lakesides, the
blue of the water clearly recorded.
View/delete images
To delete images
1 Display the image you want to delete and press (delete).
2 Select [Delete] with v, then press z.
To cancel the deletion
Select [Exit], then press z.
6
6
1 Select . 2 Select an image with b/B.
Still image: the image size is displayed
Movie: is displayed
• You can easily view the next/previous image by turning
the jog dial.
To play back a movie, press z.
• Movies with the image size [160] are displayed a size
smaller.
Movie:
BACK/NEXT
10:30PM
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101-0003
VOLUME
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3/9
00:00:03
10:30PM
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101_0010
10/10
STD
6 4 0
STOP REV/CUE VOLUME
Playback bar
Rewind/Fast forward: b/B
(Return to normal playback: z)
Volume: v/V
Stop playback: z
B
Control button
button
/ button
button
Jog dial
Delete
Exit
BACK/NEXT
VGA
2/9
To view an enlarged image (playback zoom)
While displaying a still image, press to zoom in on the image.
To undo the zoom, press .
Adjust the portion: v/V/b/B
Cancel playback zoom: z
To store enlarged images: [Trimming] t “User’s Guide/Troubleshooting” (page 49)
Viewing an index screen
Press (index), then select an image with v/V/b/B.
To return to the single-image screen, press z. To display the next (previous) index screen, press
b/B.
To delete images in index mode
1 While an index screen is displayed, press (Delete) and select [Select] with v/V on the
control button, then press z.
2 Select the image you want to delete with v/V/b/B, then press z to display the (Delete)
indicator on the selected image.
To cancel a selection
Select an image you have previously selected for deletion, then
press z to delete the indicator from the image.
3 Press (Delete).
4 Select [OK] with B, then press z.
• To delete all the images in the folder, select [All In This Folder] with v/V in step 1 instead of [Select], then
press z.
BACK/NEXT
10:30PM
2005 1 1
101-0003
VOLUME
VGA
3/9
• SINGLE DISPLAY •SINGLE DISPLAY
If you press again, the sixteen-image
index screen appears.
TO NEXT
SELECT
Control button
1 Select a mode.
Still image (auto adjustment mode):
Select .
Movie:
Select .
Using the control button
Holding the camera
Position the subject in the center of the focus
frame.
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10:30PM
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Review
8/8
VGA
RETURN
VGA
96
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Using the flash for
still images
Shooting close-up
(Macro)
Checking the last
image you shot
(Quick Review)
Using the
self-timer

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