Sony Cybershot DSC-H10 manual

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  • Brand: Sony
  • Product: Digital Camera
  • Model/name: Cybershot DSC-H10
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© 2008 Sony Corporation 3-296-279-12(1) GB
Digital Still Camera
Cyber-shot Handbook
DSC-H10
Before operating the unit, please read this
Handbook thoroughly together with the
“Instruction Manual” and the “Cyber-shot
Step-up Guide”, and retain them for future
reference.
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Table of contents
Basic Operations
Using the shooting
functions
Using the viewing
functions
Customizing the settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using your computer
Printing still images
Troubleshooting
Others
Index
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Notes on using the camera
Notes on the types of “Memory Stick”
that you can use (not supplied)
“Memory Stick Duo”
You can use a “Memory
Stick Duo” with the
camera.
“Memory Stick”
You cannot use a
“Memory Stick”
with the camera.
Other memory cards cannot be used.
• For details on “Memory Stick Duo”, see
page 115.
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 battery pack
• Charge the battery pack (supplied) before using
the camera for the first time.
• You can charge the battery pack even if it is not
completely discharged. In addition, 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 the 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 117.
Carl Zeiss lens
The camera is equipped with a Carl Zeiss
lens which is capable of reproducing sharp
images with excellent contrast.
The lens for the 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, some tiny black and/or
bright dots (white, red, blue or green) may
appear on the LCD screen. These dots are a
normal result of the manufacturing process, and
do not affect the recording.
• 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 movable lens, and be
careful not to apply force to it.
The images used in this Handbook
The images used as examples in this Handbook
are reproduced images, and are not actual images
shot using the camera.
Black, white, red, blue
or green points
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Notes on using the camera .......................................................................2
Basic techniques for better images ...........................................................7
Focus – Focusing on a subject successfully..................................................... 7
Exposure – Adjusting the light intensity ............................................................ 9
Color – On the effects of lighting..................................................................... 10
Quality – On “image quality” and “image size”............................................... 11
Flash – On using the flash............................................................................... 13
Identifying parts.......................................................................................14
Indicators on the screen..........................................................................17
Changing the screen display...................................................................21
Using the internal memory ......................................................................22
Using the mode dial.................................................................................23
Shooting images easily (Auto Adjustment mode)....................................24
Shooting still images (Scene Selection)..................................................28
Shooting with the manual exposure ........................................................31
Viewing images .......................................................................................33
Deleting images.......................................................................................35
Learning the various functions – HOME/Menu........................................37
Menu items..............................................................................................40
Shooting menu ........................................................................................41
Scene Selection: Selecting the scene selection
Image Size: Selecting the image size
Face Detection: Detecting the face of subject
REC Mode: Selecting the continuous shooting method
Color Mode: Changing the vividness of the image or adding special effects
ISO: Selecting a luminous sensitivity
EV: Adjusting the light intensity
Metering Mode: Selecting the metering mode
Focus: Changing the focus method
White Bal: Adjusting the color tones
Flash Level: Adjusting the amount of flash light
Red Eye Reduction: Reducing the red-eye phenomenon
Contrast: Adjusting the contrast
Sharpness: Adjusting the sharpness
Basic Operations
Using the shooting functions
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SteadyShot: Selecting the anti-blur mode
SETUP: Selecting the shooting settings
Playing back images from the HOME screen............................. 53
(Single Image): Playing back a single image
(Index Display): Playing back a list of images
(Slide Show): Playing back a series of images
Viewing menu ..................................................................................... 56
(Delete): Deleting images
(Slide Show): Playing back a series of images
(Retouch): Retouching still images
(Protect): Preventing accidental erasure
: Adding a Print order mark
(Print): Printing images using a printer
(Rotate): Rotating a still image
(Select Folder): Selecting the folder for viewing images
Customizing the Manage Memory feature and the Settings........ 61
Manage Memory.......................................................................... 63
Memory Tool — Memory Stick Tool ................................................. 63
Memory Tool — Internal Memory Tool............................................. 66
Format
Settings.......................................................................................... 67
Main settings — Main Settings 1...................................................... 67
Main settings — Main Settings 2...................................................... 68
Shooting Settings — Shooting Settings 1......................................... 70
Using the viewing functions
Customizing the settings
Format
Create REC. Folder
Change REC. Folder
Copy
Beep
Function Guide
Initialize
USB Connect
COMPONENT
Video Out
AF Illuminator
Grid Line
AF Mode
Digital Zoom
Conversion Lens
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Shooting Settings — Shooting Settings 2.........................................73
Clock Settings...................................................................................74
Language Setting..............................................................................75
Viewing images on a TV..........................................................................76
Enjoying your Windows computer...........................................................79
Installing the software (supplied).............................................................81
On the “Picture Motion Browser” (supplied) ............................................83
Copying images to your computer using the “Picture Motion Browser”
................................................................................................................84
Copying images to a computer without “Picture Motion Browser”...........88
Viewing image files stored on a computer with the camera copying to the
“Memory Stick Duo”.................................................................................90
Using the “Music Transfer” (supplied) .....................................................91
Using your Macintosh computer..............................................................92
Viewing “Cyber-shot Step-up Guide”.......................................................94
How to print still images ..........................................................................95
Printing images directly using a PictBridge compliant printer..................96
Printing at a shop ....................................................................................99
Troubleshooting.....................................................................................101
Warning indicators and messages ........................................................111
Viewing images on a TV
Using your computer
Printing still images
Troubleshooting
Auto Orientation Auto Review
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Using the camera abroad — Power sources ........................................ 114
On the “Memory Stick Duo” .................................................................. 115
On the battery pack............................................................................... 117
On the battery charger.......................................................................... 118
Index ..................................................................................................... 119
Others
Index
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Basic techniques for better images
When you press the shutter button halfway down, the camera adjusts the focus automatically
(Auto Focus). Remember to press the shutter button only halfway down.
When focusing is difficult t [Focus] (page 47)
If the image looks blurred even after focusing, it may be because of camera shake. t See
“Hints for preventing blur” below.
Focus Focusing on a subject successfully
Do not fully press
the shutter button
straight away.
Press the shutter
button halfway
down.
AE/AF lock indicator
flashing , lit/beeps
Then press the
shutter button
fully down.
Focus Exposure Color Quality
This section describes the basics so you can
enjoy the camera. It tells you how to use
various camera functions such as the mode
dial (page 23), the HOME screen (page 37)
and the menus (page 39).
Flash
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Basic techniques for better images
Hints for preventing blur
The camera moved accidentally when you took the image. This is called “Camera shake.”
On the other hand, if the subject moved when you took the image, it is called “subject blur.”
Camera shake
Cause
Your hands or body shake while you hold the
camera and press the shutter button, and the entire
screen is blurred.
What you can do to reduce the blurring
• Use a tripod or place the camera on a flat surface
to hold the camera steady.
• Shoot with a 2-second delay self-timer and
stabilize the camera by holding your arms firmly
at your side after pressing the shutter button.
Subject blur
Cause
Even though the camera is steady, the subject
moves during the exposure so the subject looks
blurred when the shutter button is pressed.
What you can do to reduce the blurring
• Select (High Sensitivity mode) in Scene
Selection.
• Select a higher ISO sensitivity to make the
shutter speed faster, and press the shutter button
before the subject moves.
Notes
• The anti-blur function is enabled in the factory default settings so that camera shake is reduced
automatically. However, this is not effective for subject blur.
• Besides, camera shake and subject blur occur frequently under low-light or slow shutter speed
conditions, such as those encountered in (Twilight mode) or (Twilight Portrait mode). In that
case, shoot with the above tips in mind.
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Basic techniques for better images
You can create various images by adjusting the exposure and the ISO sensitivity. Exposure is
the amount of light that the camera will receive when you release the shutter.
Exposure Adjusting the light intensity
Overexposure
= too much light
Whitish image
The exposure is automatically set to the
proper value in the auto adjustment mode.
However, you can adjust it manually using
the functions below.
Manual exposure:
Allows you to adjust the shutter speed and
aperture value manually (page 31).
Adjusting EV:
Allows you to adjust the exposure
determined by the camera (pages 21, 45).
Metering Mode:
Allows you to change the part of the
subject to be measured to determine the
exposure (page 46).
Correct exposure
Underexposure
= too little light
Darker image
Shutter speed = Length of time the camera receives
light
Aperture = Size of the opening allowing light to pass
through
ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure
Index)
= Recording sensitivity
Exposure:
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Basic techniques for better images
Adjusting ISO Sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)
ISO sensitivity is a speed rating for recording media that incorporates an image sensor that
receives light. Even when the exposure is the same, images differ depending on the ISO
sensitivity.
To adjust the ISO sensitivity, see page 45.
The apparent color of the subject is affected by the lighting conditions.
Example: The color of an image affected by light sources
The color tones are adjusted automatically in the auto adjustment mode.
However, you can adjust color tones manually with [White Bal] (page 49).
High ISO sensitivity
Records a bright image even in dark locations while increasing shutter
speed to reduce blur.
However, the image tends to become noisy.
Low ISO sensitivity
Records a smoother image.
However, when the exposure is insufficient, the image may become darker.
Color On the effects of lighting
Weather/lighting Daylight Cloudy Fluorescent Incandescent
Characteristics of
light
White (standard) Bluish Green-tinged Reddish
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Basic techniques for better images
A digital image is made up of a collection of small dots called pixels.
If it contains a large number of pixels, the image becomes large, it takes up more memory, and
the image is displayed in fine detail. “Image size” is shown by the number of pixels. Although
you cannot see the differences on the screen of the camera, the fine detail and data processing
time differ when the image is printed or displayed on a computer screen.
Description of the pixels and the image size
Selecting the image size for use (page 12)
Quality On “image quality” and “image size”
1 Image size: 8M
3264 pixels × 2448 pixels = 7,990,272 pixels
2 Image size: VGA
640 pixels × 480 pixels = 307,200 pixels
Many pixels (Fine
image quality and
large file size)
Example: Printing in
up to A3 size
Few pixels (Rough
image quality but
small file size)
Example: An attached
image to be sent by e-
mail
Pixels
Pixel
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Basic techniques for better images
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 108).
• The larger the image size, the higher the image quality.
• The higher the number of frames per second, the smoother the playback image.
Image size Usage guidelines No. of images Printing
8M
(3264×2448)
For prints up to A3 (11×17") Less
More
Fine
Rough
3:2*1
(3264×2176)
Shoot in 3:2 aspect ratio
5M
(2592×1944)
For prints up to A4 (8.5×11")
3M
(2048×1536)
For prints up to 10×15 cm
(4×6") or 13×18 cm (5×7")
VGA
(640×480)
Shoot at a small image size for
e-mail attachment
16:9*2
(1920×1080)
Shoot in HDTV aspect ratio
Movie image size Frame/Second Usage guidelines
640(Fine) (640×480) Approx. 30 Shoot high quality movie for display on TV
640(Standard) (640×480) Approx. 17 Shoot standard quality movie for display on
TV
320 (320×240) Approx. 8 Shoot at a small size for email attachment
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Basic techniques for better images
The eyes of the subject may come out red, or fuzzy white circular spots may appear when
using the flash. These phenomena can be reduced by taking the following steps.
The “Red-eye phenomenon”
Pupils become dilated in dark environments. Flash light is reflected off the blood vessels at the
back of the eye (retina), causing the “red-eye” phenomenon.
How can the “Red-eye phenomenon” be reduced?
• Set [Red Eye Reduction] to [On] (page 50).
• Select (High Sensitivity mode)* in Scene Selection (page 29). (The flash is turned off automatically.)
• When the eyes of the subject turn out red, correct the image with [Retouch] on the viewing menu
(page 56) or with the supplied software “Picture Motion Browser”.
“White circular spots”
This is caused by particles (dust, pollen, etc.) floating close to the lens. When they are
accentuated by the camera’s flash, they appear as white circular spots.
How can the “White circular spots” be reduced?
• Light the room and shoot the subject without a flash.
• Select (High Sensitivity mode)* in Scene Selection. (The flash is turned off automatically.)
Flash On using the flash
* Even though you selected (High Sensitivity mode) in Scene Selection, the shutter speed might be
slower under low-light conditions, or in a dark place. In that case, use a tripod or hold your arms firmly at
your side after pressing the shutter button.
Camera Eye
Retina
Camera
Subject
Particles (dust,
pollen, etc.) in
the air
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Identifying parts
See the pages in parentheses for details of
operation.
A POWER button
B POWER lamp
C Mode dial (23)
D Shutter button (24)
E Microphone
F Flash (26)
G AF illuminator (70)/Self-timer lamp
(27)
H Hook for shoulder strap
I Lens
A For shooting: W/T (Zoom) button (25)
For viewing: / (Playback zoom)
button/ (Index) button (33, 34)
B (Playback) button (33)
C LCD screen (21)
D MENU button (39)
E HOME button (37)
F Hook for shoulder strap
G Jack cover
H Multi connector
Used in the following situations:
• Making a USB connection between the
camera and the computer.
• Making a connection to audio/video input
jacks on a TV.
• Making a connection to a PictBridge
compliant printer.
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Identifying parts
I DC IN jack
When using an AC-LS5K AC Adaptor (not
supplied)
• You cannot charge the battery pack by
connecting the camera to the AC-LS5K AC
Adaptor. Use the battery charger (supplied)
to charge the battery pack.
J Control button
Menu on: v/V/b/B/z (39)
Menu off: DISP/ / / (21, 26)
When the mode dial is set to M:
Shutter Speed/Aperture (31)
K Speaker (bottom)
L Battery/“Memory Stick Duo” cover
(bottom)
M Tripod receptacle (bottom)
• Use a tripod with a screw less than 5.5 mm
(7/32 inch) long. Otherwise, you cannot
firmly secure the camera, and damage to the
camera may occur.
N Battery insertion slot
O Battery eject lever
P “Memory Stick Duo” slot
Q Access lamp
1 To DC IN jack
v mark
2 To wall outlet
(wall socket)
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Identifying parts
Lens hood/Adaptor ring
A Lens hood
B Adaptor ring
Attaching the lens hood
When you shoot in bright lighting conditions,
such as outdoors, we recommend that you use the
lens hood to reduce the image quality
deterioration caused by unnecessary light.
1 Attach the adaptor ring while the power is
off.
2 Position the lens hood as shown below and
turn the lens hood clockwise until it clicks.
• You can attach the lens cap with the lens hood
attached.
• When using the lens hood, be careful that the
following:
– The AF illuminator light may be blocked.
– The flash light may be blocked, causing the
shadow to appear when using the built-in
flash.
Storing the lens hood
The lens hood can be attached in the reverse
direction to store it with the camera when it
is not in use.
Position the lens hood as shown below and
turn the lens hood clockwise until it clicks.
Attaching a conversion lens (not
supplied)
When you want to do enhanced wide-angle
shots or zoom-in shots on distant objects,
attach a conversion lens.
1 Attach the adaptor ring.
2 Attach a conversion lens.
• When shooting with the conversion lens, go
through the settings of [Conversion Lens]
(page 72).
• Refer also to the operating instructions supplied
with your conversion lens.
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Indicators on the screen
Each time you press v (DISP) on the
control button, the display changes
(page 21).
See the pages in parentheses for details of
operation.
When shooting still images
When shooting movies
A
Display Indication
Battery remaining
Low battery warning (111)
Image size (41)
Mode dial/Menu (Scene
Selection) (28)
Mode dial (23)
White balance (49)
RETURN
RETURN
P M
Recording mode (43)
Metering mode (46)
Face Detection (42)
SteadyShot (52)
• In the default setting, when
the shutter button is pressed
halfway down, one of these
indicators appears,
depending on the
SteadyShot setting.
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 8).
Zoom scaling (25, 71)
Color mode (44)
Contrast (51)
Sharpness (51)
Display Indication
BRK
±1.0
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Indicators on the screen
B C
D
Display Indication
Manual exposure setting
mode (31)
z RETURN
z SET
Function guide for Manual
exposure (31)
1.0m Focus preset distance (47)
z AE/AF lock (24)
Standby
REC
Standby a movie/Recording
a movie
ISO400 ISO number (45)
NR slow shutter
• When the shutter speed
becomes slower than a
certain speed in low light
conditions, the NR (Noise
Reduction) slow shutter
function is activated
automatically to reduce the
image noise.
125 Shutter speed
F3.5 Aperture value
+2.0EV Exposure Value (45)
0:12 Recording time
(minutes : seconds)
AF range finder frame
indicator (47)
Macro (26)
Display Indication
Recording Media
(“Memory Stick Duo”,
Internal memory)
Recording folder (63)
• This does not appear when
using internal memory.
96 Number of recordable
images
00:25:05 Recordable time
(hours : minutes : seconds)
AF illuminator (70)
Red-eye reduction (50)
Flash mode (26)
Flash charging
Conversion lens (72)
Display Indication
C:32:00 Self-diagnosis display
(111)
Self-timer (27)
Spot metering cross hair
(46)
AF range finder frame (47)
Histogram (21)
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Indicators on the screen
When playing back still images
When playing back movies
A
B
Display Indication
Battery remaining
Image size (41)
Protect (58)
VOL. Volume (33)
Print order (DPOF) mark
(99)
PictBridge connecting (97)
Zoom scaling (33)
PictBridge connecting (98)
• Do not disconnect the cable
for multi-use terminal while
the icon is displayed.
Display Indication
N Playback (33)
Playback bar
0:00:12 Counter
101-0012 Folder-file number (60)
2008 1 1
9:30 AM
Recorded date/time of the
playback image
z STOP
z PLAY
Function guide for playing
image
BACK/
NEXT
Selecting images
V VOLUME Adjusting volume
Histogram (21)
• appears when histogram
display is disabled.
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Indicators on the screen
C
Display Indication
Playback Media
(“Memory Stick Duo”,
Internal memory)
Playback folder (60)
• This does not appear when
using internal memory.
8/8 12/12 Image number/Number of
images recorded in selected
folder
Changing folder (60)
• This does not appear when
using internal memory.
Metering mode (46)
Flash
White balance (49)
C:32:00 Self-diagnosis display
(111)
ISO400 ISO number (45)
+2.0EV Exposure Value (45)
500 Shutter speed
F3.5 Aperture value
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Changing the screen display
Each time you press v (DISP) on the
control button, the display changes as
follows:
• If you view images in bright outside light, adjust
the brightness of the LCD backlight up.
However, the battery power may decrease faster
under such condition.
• The histogram does not appear in the following
situations:
While shooting
– When the menu is displayed.
– When recording movies.
During playback
– When the menu is displayed.
– In index mode.
– When you are using playback zoom.
– When you are rotating still images.
– During playback of movies.
• A large difference in the histogram displayed
during shooting and playback may occur when:
– The flash strobes.
– The shutter speed is slow or fast.
• The histogram may not appear for images
recorded using other cameras.
z Adjusting EV (Exposure Value) by
displaying a histogram
A histogram is a graph showing the
brightness of an image. Press v (DISP) on
the control button repeatedly to display the
histogram on the screen. The graph display
indicates a bright image when skewed to
the right side, and a dark image when
skewed to the left side.
• The histogram also appears when playing back a
single image, but you cannot adjust the
exposure.
* The brightness of the LCD Backlight up.
v (DISP) (Screen
display) button
Indicators on
Indicators off*
Indicators on*
Histogram display
(page 21)
Histogram on*
During playback,
the image
information is
displayed.
A Number of pixels
B Brightness
Bright
Dark
A
B
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Using the internal memory
The camera has approximately 31 MB of internal memory. This memory is not removable.
Even when there is no “Memory Stick Duo” inserted in the camera, you can record images
using this internal memory.
• Movies with the image size set to [640(Fine)] cannot be recorded using the internal memory.
We recommend that you copy (back up) data without error using one of the following
methods.
To copy (back up) data on a “Memory Stick Duo”
Prepare a “Memory Stick Duo” with sufficient free capacity, then perform the procedure
explained in [Copy] (page 65).
To copy (back up) data on a hard disk of your computer
Perform the procedure on pages 84, 85 or 88, 89 without a “Memory Stick Duo” inserted in
the camera.
• You cannot copy image data on a “Memory Stick Duo” to the internal memory.
• By connecting the camera to a computer with a cable for multi-use terminal, you can copy data stored in
the internal memory to a computer. However you cannot copy data on a computer to the internal memory.
When a “Memory Stick Duo” is inserted
[Recording]: Images are recorded on the “Memory Stick
Duo”.
[Playback]: Images on the “Memory Stick Duo” are
played back.
[Menu, Settings, etc.]: Various functions can be
performed on images on the “Memory Stick Duo”.
When there is no “Memory Stick Duo” inserted
[Recording]: Images are recorded using the internal
memory.
[Playback]: Images stored in the internal memory are
played back.
[Menu, Settings, etc.]: Various functions can be
performed on images in the internal memory.
On image data stored in the internal memory
Internal
memory
B
B
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Basic
Operations
Basic Operations
Using the mode dial
Set the mode dial to the desired function.
: Auto Adjustment mode
Allows easy shooting with the settings adjusted automatically. t page 24
: Program Auto mode*
Allows you to shoot with the exposure adjusted automatically (both the
shutter speed and the aperture value).
: Manual Exposure Shooting mode*
Allows you to shoot after adjusting the exposure manually (both the shutter
speed and the aperture value). t page 31
: Movie recording mode
Allows you to record movies with audio. t page 24
/ / / / /SCN: Scene Selection mode
Allows you to shoot with preset settings according to the scene.
You can select , , , in the menu when the mode dial is set to
SCN. t page 28
* You can select various setting using the menu. (For details on the functions available t page 40)
Mode dial
P
M
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Shooting images easily (Auto Adjustment mode)
1 Select the desired function from the mode dial.
When shooting still images (Auto Adjustment mode): Select .
When shooting movies: Select .
2 Hold the camera, with your elbows pressed against your body to steady it.
3 Shoot with the shutter button.
When shooting still images:
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.
HOME button
MENU button
Zoom button
Shutter button
Control button
v/V/b/B button
z button
Macro button
DISP button
Self-timer button
Flash button
Mode dial
Position the subject
in the center of the
focus frame.
AE/AF lock
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Basic
Operations
Shooting images easily (Auto Adjustment mode)
2Press the shutter button fully down.
When shooting movies:
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 (1feet 7 3/4 inches) (W)/90 cm (2 feet 11 1/2 inches) (T)
(from the lens). Shoot in the close-up (Macro) mode when you shoot a subject closer than the shooting
distance (page 26).
• When the camera cannot focus on the subject automatically, the AE/AF lock indicator changes to flash
slowly and the beep does not sound. In addition, the AF range finder frame disappears. Recompose the
shot and focus again.
Focusing may be difficult in the following situations:
– It is dark and the subject is distant.
– The contrast between the subject and the background is poor.
– The subject is seen through glass.
– The subject is moving quickly.
– There is reflective light or shiny surfaces.
– The subject is backlit or there is a flashing light.
W/T Using the zoom
Press T to zoom, press W to undo the zoom.
Pressing the button slightly zooms slowly and pressing the button fully down zooms fast.
• When the zoom scale exceeds 10×, the camera uses the Digital Zoom function.
For details on the [Digital Zoom] settings and the image quality, see page 71.
• You cannot change the zoom scale while shooting a movie.
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Shooting images easily (Auto Adjustment mode)
Flash (Selecting a flash mode for still images)
Press B ( ) on the control button repeatedly until the desired mode is selected.
(No indicator): Flash Auto
Flashes when there is insufficient light or backlight (default 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 automatically pops up and strobes when using the flash. Close the flash by hand after use.
• The flash strobes twice. The first flash adjusts the light quantity.
• While charging the flash, is displayed.
Macro (Shooting close-up)
Press b ( ) on the control button repeatedly until the desired mode is selected.
(No indicator): Macro Off
: Macro On (W side: Approx. 2 cm or farther (13/16 inches or farther) from the lens, T side: Approx. 90 cm
or farther (2 feet 11 1/2 inches or farther) from the lens)
• Setting the zoom all the way to the W side is recommended.
• The in-focus range becomes narrow, and the subject may not be entirely in focus.
• The Auto Focus speed drops when you shoot images in the Macro.
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Basic
Operations
Shooting images easily (Auto Adjustment mode)
Using the self-timer
Press V ( ) on the control button repeatedly until the desired mode is selected.
(No indicator): Not using the self-timer
: Setting the 10-second delay self-timer
: Setting the 2-second delay self-timer
When you press the shutter button, the self-timer lamp flashes and a beep sounds until the
shutter operates.
To cancel, press V ( ) again.
• Use the 2-second delay self-timer to prevent blur of an image. The shutter is released
2 seconds after you press the shutter button, which reduces camera shake when the shutter
button is pressed.
Self-timer lamp
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Shooting still images (Scene Selection)
Select the mode ( / / / / ) in the mode dial
1 Select the desired mode of Scene Selection ( / / / / ) with the
mode dial.
2 Shoot with the shutter button.
Select the mode ( / / / ) in SCN
1 Select SCN with the mode dial.
2 Press MENU, and select from / / / with b/B on the control button
(page 41).
3 Shoot with the shutter button.
• For details on the mode, see next page.
To cancel the Scene selection
Set the mode dial to anything other than the Scene Selection mode.
MENU button
Mode dial
v/V/b/B button
z button
Shutter button
Control button
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Basic
Operations
Shooting still images (Scene Selection)
Scene Selection modes
The following modes are preset to match the scene conditions.
* When you shoot images using (Twilight Portrait), (Twilight) or (Fireworks) mode, the shutter
speed becomes slower, and blurring is occur frequently, so use of a tripod is recommended.
Modes selected from the mode dial
High Sensitivity
Allows you to shoot images
without a flash under low light
conditions, reducing blur.
Soft Snap
Allows you to shoot images with a
softer atmosphere for portraits and
flowers, etc.
Advanced Sports
Shooting
Suitable for shooting scenes with
fast movements such as sports.
• While the shutter is pressed
halfway down, the movement of
the subject is predicted and the
focus will be adjusted.
Twilight Portrait*
Allows you to shoot sharp images
of people with the night view in
the background without
compromising the atmosphere.
Landscape
Focuses only on a distant subject
to shoot landscapes, etc.
Modes selected from the menu screen
Twilight*
Allows you to shoot night scenes
at far distance without losing the
dark atmosphere of the
surroundings.
Beach
Allows you to record the blue of
the water clearly when shooting
seaside or lakeside scenes.
Snow
Allows you to record clear images
preventing sunken colors in
snowy scenes or other places
where the whole screen appears
white.
Fireworks*
Allows you to record fireworks in
all their splendor.
• If you shoot images with
conversion lens (not supplied)
you may not be able to record
fire works in all splendor.
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Shooting still images (Scene Selection)
Functions you can use in 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)
Macro — — — —
Flash — / / /
Face Detection — — — — — — — —
Burst/Bracket — — — —
EV
White Bal * — — — — — — — —
Red Eye
Reduction
— — — —
SteadyShot
Self-timer —
* [Flash] for [White Bal] cannot be selected.
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Basic
Operations
Shooting with the manual exposure
1 Select M from the mode dial and press z on the control button.
• [SET] changes to [RETURN] on the lower left of the screen and the camera is set to manual exposure
setting mode.
2 Adjust the exposure manually using the control button.
b/B: Aperture (F value)
v/V: Shutter speed
• Select an aperture value as follows:
• You can select a shutter speed from 30 to 1/2,000 seconds.
• The difference between the settings and proper exposure judged by the camera appears as an EV value
(page 45) on the screen. 0EV indicates the value judged as the most suitable by the camera.
3 Shoot with the shutter button.
– When the zoom is set fully to the W side, you can select an aperture F3.5 or F8.0 (using the internal
ND filter).
– When the zoom is set fully to the T side, you can select an aperture F4.4 or F10 (using the internal
ND filter).
Mode dial
Shutter button
Control button
v/V/b/B button
z button
RETURN
Aperture value
Shutter speed
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Shooting with the manual exposure
• To select a flash mode, shoot in Macro mode/self-timer mode, or change the screen display mode, press z
to cancel Manual Exposure Shooting mode ([RETURN] changes to [SET] on the screen.).
• The flash is set to (Flash On) or (Flash Off).
• When the shutter speed is one second or slower, the shutter speed is indicated by [”], for example, [1”].
• When you set the shutter speed slower, using a tripod is recommended to prevent the effects of vibration.
• When the shutter speed becomes slower than a certain speed, the NR slow shutter function is activated
automatically to reduce image noise, and [NR] appears on the screen.
• If you select slow shutter speeds, it takes time to process the data.
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Basic
Operations
Viewing images
1 Press (Playback).
• If you press (Playback) when the camera is powered off, the camera is turned on automatically
and set to playback mode. To switch to the shooting mode, press (Playback) again.
2 Select an image with b/B on the control button.
Movie:
Press z to play back a movie. (Press z again to stop playback.)
Press B to fast forward, b to rewind. (Press z to return to normal playback.)
Press V to display the volume control screen, then press b/B to adjust the volume.
• Movies of image size [320] are displayed in a smaller size.
/ To view an enlarged image (playback zoom)
Press while displaying a still image.
To undo the zoom, press .
Adjust the position with v/V/b/B.
To cancel the playback zoom, press z.
• To store enlarged images, see [Trimming] (page 58).
v/V/b/B button
z button
(Playback zoom) button
(Playback zoom)/
(Index) button
(Playback)
button
HOME button
Control button
MENU button
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Viewing images
To view an index screen
Press (Index) to display the index screen while a still image is displayed.
Select an image with v/V/b/B.
To return to the single image screen, press z.
• You can also access the index screen by selecting [ Index Display] from (View
Images) on the HOME screen.
• Each time you press (Index), the number of images on the index screen increases.
• When using the “Memory Stick Duo”, and there are several folders, select the folder
selection bar with b, then select the desired folder with v/V.
Folder Selection bar
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Basic
Operations
Deleting images
1 Press (Playback).
2 Press MENU while displaying in single-image or index mode.
3 Select [Delete] with v on the control button.
4 Select the desired deletion method with b/B from among [This Image],
[Multiple Images] and [All In This Folder], then press z.
Control button
v/V/b/B button
z button
MENU button
(Index) button
(Playback) button
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Deleting images
When you select [This Image]
You can delete the selected image.
Select [OK] with v, then press z.
When you select [Multiple Images]
You can select and delete multiple images simultaneously.
1 Select the images you want to delete, then press z.
The mark is checked in the checkbox of the image.
2 Press MENU.
3 Select [OK] with v, then press z.
When you select [All In This Folder]
You can delete all the images in a selected folder.
Select [OK] with v, then press z.
• You can also delete all images in a folder after selecting [Multiple Images] on the index
screen. Select the folder selection bar with b and attach a mark to the folder.
Single Image Index Display
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Basic
Operations
Learning the various functions – HOME/Menu
The HOME screen is the gateway screen for all the functions of the camera, and can be called
up regardless of the mode setting (shooting/viewing).
1 Press HOME to display the HOME screen.
2 Select a category with b/B on the control button.
3 Select an item with v/V, then press z.
• You cannot display the HOME screen when a PictBridge connection or a USB connection is
made.
• The camera is set to the shooting or viewing mode by pressing HOME again.
Using the HOME screen
Control button
v/V/b/B button
z button
HOME button
Category
Item
Guide
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Learning the various functions – HOME/Menu
Pressing HOME displays the following items. Details on the items are displayed on the screen
by the guide.
HOME items
Categories Items
Shooting* Shooting (page 23)
View Images Single Image (page 53)
Index Display (page 53)
Slide Show (page 53)
Printing, Other Print (page 96)
Music Tool (page 91)
Download Music Format Music
Manage Memory Memory Tool
Memory Stick Tool (page 63)
Format Create REC. Folder
Change REC. Folder Copy
Internal Memory Tool (page 66)
Format
Settings Main settings
Main Settings 1 (page 67)
Beep Function Guide
Initialize
Main Settings 2 (page 68)
USB Connect COMPONENT
Video Out
Shooting Settings
Shooting Settings 1 (page 70)
AF Illuminator Grid Line
AF Mode Digital Zoom
Conversion Lens
Shooting Settings 2 (page 73)
Auto Orientation Auto Review
Clock Settings (page 74)
Language Setting (page 75)
* Shooting mode selected with the mode dial will be applied.
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Basic
Operations
Learning the various functions – HOME/Menu
1 Press MENU to display the menu.
• The menu will be displayed only during shooting and playback mode.
• Different items will become visible depending on the selected mode.
2 Select a desired menu item with v/V on the control button.
• If the desired item is hidden, keep pressing v/V until the item appears on the screen.
3 Select a setting with b/B.
• If the desired setting is hidden, keep pressing b/B until the setting appears on the screen.
• Select an item in playback mode, and press z.
4 Press MENU to turn off the menu.
Using the menu items
MENU button
v/V/b/B button
z button
Control button
Face detection off
Face Detection
Off
Function Guide
Setting [Function Guide] to [Off] turns
off the function guide (page 67).
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Menu items
The available menu items vary depending on the mode setting (shooting/viewing), and the
mode dial position in the shooting mode. Only the available items are displayed on the screen.
( : available)
Mode dial position: Scene
Shooting menu (page 41)
Scene Selection — — — * —
Image Size
Face Detection — — * —
REC Mode * —
Color Mode — —
ISO — — —
EV —
Metering Mode — —
Focus — —
White Bal — *
Flash Level — — —
Red Eye Reduction * —
Contrast — — —
Sharpness — — —
SteadyShot —
SETUP
* The operation is limited according to the selected Scene Selection mode (page 29).
Viewing menu (page 56)
(Delete) (Slide Show)
(Retouch) (Protect)
(Print)
(Rotate) (Select Folder)
P M
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Using
the
shooting
functions
Using the shooting functions
Shooting menu
The functions in shooting mode using MENU are described below.
For details on how to operate the menu, see page 39.
The default settings are marked with .
Selects the scene selection in the menu.
You can shoot images with the settings pre-adjusted to match various scene conditions
(page 28).
For still images
For movie
The selectable mode is displayed in white.
Scene Selection: Selecting the scene selection
Image Size: Selecting the image size
Selects image size for shooting still images. For details, see
pages 11, 12.
(Fine) Selects image size for recording movies. For details, see
page 12.
(Standard)
Unavailable
Modes selected from the menu screen when
the mode dial is set to SCN
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Shooting menu For details on the operation 1 page 39
Selects whether to use the Face Detect function or not.
• When [Face Detection] is set to [On]:
– You cannot use the AF illuminator.
– You cannot use the digital zoom.
• Available only for [Soft Snap], the default setting is [On].
• Up to 8 faces of your subjects can be detected. However, only up to 2 faces of your subjects
can be detected when you shoot images with [Soft Snap].
• When the camera detects more than one subject, the camera will judge which is the main
subject and set focus by priority.
• The frame for which the focus is set will turn green by pressing the shutter button halfway
down. All the subjects at equal distance to the focused one are also focused, even if the
frames do not turn green.
• Face Detection may not work properly, depending on conditions, such as:
– When the exposure is too dark or too bright.
– When a part of the face is hidden by objects, such as sunglasses, mask, or hat, etc.
– When the face of your subject does not face the camera.
Face Detection: Detecting the face of subject
(On) Detects the faces of your subjects and adjusts the focus, flash,
exposure, white balance and red-eye reduction settings
automatically.
(Off) Does not use Face Detection function.
Face Detection frame
Face Detection mark
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Using
the
shooting
functions
Shooting menu For details on the operation 1 page 39
Selects whether the camera performs continuous shooting or not when you press the shutter button.
On the Burst
• When recording with the self timer, a series of a maximum of five images is recorded.
• When recording with the mode dial set to M, you cannot select a shutter speed of 1/3 seconds or slower.
• The recording interval is approximately 0.5 seconds. The recording interval becomes longer, depending
on the setting for the image size.
• When the battery level is low, or when the internal memory or “Memory Stick Duo” is full, the Burst
stops.
• Focus, white balance, and exposure are fixed to the values set for the first shot.
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 recording with the mode dial set to M, you cannot select a shutter speed of 1/3 seconds or slower.
• When you adjust the exposure manually (page 45), the exposure is shifted based on the adjusted
brightness.
• The recording interval is the same as the Burst mode. The recording interval may be longer, depending on
the scene conditions.
• If the subject is too bright or too dark, you may not be able to shoot properly with the selected bracket step value.
REC Mode: Selecting the continuous shooting method
(Normal) Does not shoot continuously.
(Burst) Records 100 images in succession when you press and hold
down the shutter button.
• The flash is set to (Flash forced off).
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 the mode dial is set to , the Exposure Bracket mode is
not available.
• The flash is set to (Flash forced off).
BRK ±0.7EV
BRK ±1.0EV
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Shooting menu For details on the operation 1 page 39
You can change the brightness of the image, accompanied by effects.
• You can select only [Normal], [Sepia] or [B & W] when shooting movies.
Color Mode: Changing the vividness of the image or adding special effects
(Normal) Sets the image to standard color.
(Vivid) Sets the image to bright and deep color.
(Natural) Sets the image to quiet color.
(Sepia) Sets the image to sepia color.
(B & W) Sets the image to black and white.
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Using
the
shooting
functions
Shooting menu For details on the operation 1 page 39
Selects the ISO sensitivity.
• For details on the ISO sensitivity, see page 9.
• You can select only from [ISO AUTO], [ISO 100] to [ISO 400] when set to Burst or Exposure Bracket.
• When shooting under bright conditions, the camera automatically enhances tones to prevent images
appearing pale (excluding when [ISO] is set to [ISO 100].).
Manually adjusts the exposure.
• For details on the Exposure, see page 9.
• The compensation value can be set in 1/3EV increments.
• If you shoot a subject in extremely bright or dark conditions, or when you use the flash, the exposure
adjustment may not be effective.
ISO: Selecting a luminous sensitivity
(Auto) You can reduce image blurring in dark locations or moving
subjects by increasing ISO sensitivity (select a larger
number). However, images tend to become noisier as the ISO
sensitivity number increases.Select an ISO sensitivity number
according to shooting conditions.
EV: Adjusting the light intensity
–2.0EV Toward –: Darkens an image.
0EV The exposure is determined automatically by the camera.
+2.0EV Toward +: Brightens an image.
High ISO sensitivity
Low ISO sensitivity
Toward +
Toward –
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Shooting menu For details on the operation 1 page 39
Selects the metering mode that sets which part of the subject to measure to determine the
exposure.
• For details on the Exposure, see page 9.
• When using spot metering or center-weighted metering, setting [Focus] to [Center AF] is recommended to
focus on the metering position (page 47).
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.
Spot metering cross hairs
Positions on the subject
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Using
the
shooting
functions
Shooting menu For details on the operation 1 page 39
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 the AF lock function together, you can compose the
image the way you want.
(Spot AF)
(Only for still image)
Focuses on an extremely small subject or a narrow area
automatically.
• Using the AF lock function together, you can compose the
image the way you want. Hold the camera steady so as not to
misalign the subject and the AF range finder frame.
AF range finder frame
(Only for still image)
AF range finder frame
indicator
AF range finder frame
AF range finder frame
indicator
AF range finder frame
AF range finder frame
indicator
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Shooting menu For details on the operation 1 page 39
• AF stands for Auto Focus.
• Allow a margin of error in the distance setting of “Focus preset”. Setting the zoom to the T side or
pointing the lens up or down will increase error.
• When you use Digital Zoom or AF illuminator, the AF range finder frame is disabled and appears in a
dotted line. In this case, the camera works to focus on the subjects at the center of the screen.
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.
0.5 m Focuses on the subject using a previously set distance to the
subject. (Focus preset)
• Use “Focus preset” when it is difficult to get sharp focus with
automatic focusing, such as when shooting a subject through a
net or window.
1.0 m
3.0 m
7.0 m
(unlimited distance)
96
P
AE/AF lock indicator
AF range finder frame
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the
shooting
functions
Shooting menu For details on the operation 1 page 39
Adjusts color tones according to the surrounding light conditions. Use this function if image
color appears unnatural.
White Bal: Adjusting the color tones
(Auto) Adjusts the White Balance automatically.
(Daylight) Adjusts for conditions outside under a clear sky, at sundown,
night scenes, the presence of neon signs or fireworks.
(Cloudy) Adjusts for a cloudy sky or a shady location.
(Fluorescent Light 1)/
(Fluorescent Light 2)/
(Fluorescent Light 3)
[Fluorescent Light 1]: Adjusts for white fluorescent lighting.
[Fluorescent Light 2]: Adjusts for natural white fluorescent
lighting.
[Fluorescent Light 3]: Adjusts for day white fluorescent
lighting.
n (Incandescent) Adjusts for places under an incandescent lamp, or under
bright lighting, such as in a photo studio.
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Shooting menu For details on the operation 1 page 39
• For details on the white balance, see page 10.
• Under fluorescent lights that flicker, the white balance function may not work correctly even though you
select [Fluorescent Light 1], [Fluorescent Light 2] or [Fluorescent Light 3].
• Except in [Flash] mode, [White Bal] is set to [Auto] when you shoot images using the flash.
Adjusts the amount of flash light.
• The flash level can be set in 1/3 EV increments.
• The value is not displayed on the screen. It is indicated as or .
• To change flash mode, see page 26.
• If the subject is too bright or dark, this adjustment may have no effect.
The flash strobes two or more times before
shooting to reduce the red-eye phenomenon when
using the flash.
(Flash) Adjusts for the flash conditions.
• You cannot select this item when shooting movies.
Flash Level: Adjusting the amount of flash light
+2.0EV Toward +: Makes the flash level higher.
0EV The amount of flash light that the camera adjusts
automatically.
–2.0EV Toward –: Makes the flash level lower.
Red Eye Reduction: Reducing the red-eye phenomenon

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