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  • Brand: Sony
  • Product: Digital Camera
  • Model/name: Cybershot DSC-H5
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English, Dutch, German

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Using batteries other than the supplied ones
You can use HR 15/51:HR6 (size AA) Nickel-Metal Hydride batteries/LR6 (size AA) alkaline
battery/ZR6 (size AA) Oxy Nickel Primary Battery. t “User’s Guide/Troubleshooting”
(page 110)
Using the AC Adaptor
You can connect the camera to a wall outlet (wall socket) using the AC-LS5K AC Adaptor (not
supplied). t “User’s Guide/Troubleshooting” (page 19). Refer to the operating instructions
supplied with the AC Adaptor.
To check the remaining battery level
Press POWER to turn on and check the level on the screen.
• The displayed time remaining may not be correct under certain circumstances.
• When using LR6 (size AA) alkaline battery/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.
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-LS5K 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 half full Battery low,
playback will
stop soon.
Change the batteries with
fully charged ones, or
charge the batteries. (The
warning indicator flashes.)
• Do not use an electronic transformer (travel
converter), as this may cause a malfunction.
Turn the camera on/set the clock
1 Select . 2 Press the POWER button.
3 Set the clock with the control
1 Select the date display format with v/V, then press
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.
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” (pages 56 and 68)
On the clock display
• Midnight is indicated as 12:00 AM, and noon as 12:00 PM.
• If you selected [D/M/Y] in step 3-1, set the time on a 24-hour cycle.
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 the POWER button again.
• If the camera is running on battery power and you do not operate the camera for about three minutes, the
camera turns off automatically to prevent wearing down the batteries (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 65)
A 1
Insert a “Memory Stick Duo” (not
Select the image size for use
When there is no “Memory Stick Duo” inserted
The camera records/plays back images using the internal memory (30 MB). t “User’s Guide/
Troubleshooting” (page 29)
Insert the “Memory Stick Duo”
all the way in until it clicks.
Terminal side
Labeled side
Open the “Memory
Stick Duo” cover.
Close the cover.
1 Select a mode.
Select .
Select .
Still image:
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
Duo” only), [640(Standard)] or [160].
4 Press (Image Size) to
complete the setting.
On still image sizes
For details on the image size t “User’s Guide/Troubleshooting” (page 16)
The default settings are marked with .
Images are recorded in the same 3:2 aspect ratio as photograph printing paper or postcards, etc.
Both edges of the image may be cut off when printing t “User’s Guide/Troubleshooting” (page 102)
3) By using a Memory Stick slot or USB connection, you can enjoy higher quality images.
On the 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 28)
• The number of recordable images and time can differ according to shooting conditions.
To remove a “Memory Stick Duo”
Image size Guidelines No. of images Printing
7M (DSC-H5 only) Up to A3/11×17"print Less
6M (DSC-H2 only) Up to A4/8×10"print
Match 3:2 Aspect Ratio
5M (DSC-H5 only) Up to A4/8×10"print
3M Up to 13×18cm/5×7"print
2M Up to 10×15cm/4×6"print
VGA For E-mail
Display On 16:9 HDTV3)
Still images Movies
“Memory Stick Duo” cover Open the “Memory Stick Duo” cover, then push the
“Memory Stick Duo” in once.
When the access lamp is lit
Never open the battery cover, remove the “Memory Stick
Duo” or turn off the power. The data may be corrupted.
Maximum number
of recordable
recordable time
Access lamp
Digital Still Camera
Read This First
Operating Instructions
Before operating the unit, please read this manual and “User’s Guide/Troubleshooting” (separate
volume) thoroughly, and retain them for future reference.
Checking the accessories supplied A “Memory Stick Duo” is not
The camera has its own internal
memory (30 MB), however,
purchase of a “Memory Stick
Duo” is recommended for
shooting more images.
“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” t “User’s Guide/
Troubleshooting” (page 108)
• Ni-MH battery charger BC-
CS2A/CS2B (1)/Power cord
(mains lead) (1)
• HR6 (size AA) Nickel-Metal
Hydride batteries (2)/Battery
case (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: “Read
This First” (this manual) (1)
• Operating instructions: “User’s
Guide/Troubleshooting” (1)
• Charge the batteries (supplied) before using the camera for the first time.
• 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.
• 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 20).
• Illustrations used in this manual are of the DSC-H2 unless noted otherwise.
Additional information on this product and answers to frequently asked questions can be
found at our Customer Support Website.
Prepare the batteries
• 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 (supplied) at a temperature of 25°C
(77°F) is approximately 6 hours. 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.
Battery charger
2 Connect the power cord
(mains lead).
3 To wall outlet
(wall socket)
Power cord (mains lead)
1 Insert the batteries.
Light on: Charging
Light off: Completed (Remove the batteries.)
Match 3/# and
4 Insert the charged batteries.
While pressing OPEN,
open the battery cover.
Match 3/# and insert. Close the cover.
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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 the Digital Zoom function.
For details on the [Digital Zoom] settings and the image quality t “User’s Guide/Troubleshooting”
(page 57)
• Even if you press the button fully down, the camera zooms slowly while shooting a movie.
2 Shoot with the shutter button.
Still image:
Press and hold the
shutter button halfway
down to focus.
AE/AF lock indicator
Flashing t lit/beeps
Press the shutter button
fully down.
The shutter sounds.
Press the shutter button
fully down.
To stop recording, press the shutter button fully down again.
AF range finder frame
Zoom button
Zoom button
Shoot images easily (Auto adjustment mode)
Changing Image Brightness (EV)
(Adjusting exposure)
Before Step 2, press b ( ) on the control
Adjust the image brightness by turning the
jog dial.
+ (Brighter) / – (Darker).
• The compensation value can be set in 1/3EV
increments (+2.0EV to –2.0EV).
• 0EV indicates the value judged as the most
suitable by the camera.
• The exposure value returns to 0EV when the
mode dial position is changed or the power is
turned off (Only when the mode dial is set to ).
• For details on the exposure t “User’s Guide/
Troubleshooting” (page 14)
• For details on the jog dial t “User’s Guide/
Troubleshooting” (page 32)
Selecting a flash mode for still images
Before step 2, press v ( ) on the control
button repeatedly until the desired mode is
• The flash automatically pops up and strobes.
Close the flash by hand after use.
• The flash range (when [ISO] is set to [Auto])
W side: Approx. 0.3 to 9.0 m (11 7/8 inches to
29 feet 6 3/8 inches)
T side: Approx. 0.9 to 6.8 m (35 1/2 inches to
22 feet 3 3/4 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
To cancel, press B again.
• Setting the zoom all the way to the W side is
• The in-focus range becomes narrow, and the
complete subject may not entirely be in focus.
• The Auto Focus speed drops.
Shortest shooting distance from the lens
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 repeatedly until the desired mode is
Press the shutter button, the self-timer lamp
flashes, and a beep sounds until the shutter
To cancel, press V until the indicator
• If you use the 2-second delay self-timer, you may
prevent blur.
No indicator Flash Auto
Strobes 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
Toward – Toward +
No indicator Not using the self-timer
Setting the 10-second delay self-
Setting the 2-second delay self-
If you shoot a still image of a subject that is difficult to focus on
• The shortest shooting distance is 50 cm (19 3/4 inches) (W)/90 cm (35 1/2 inches) (T). Shoot in the close-up
(Macro) mode (left) when shooting a subject closer than the shortest 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 (except for Continuous AF, t “User’s Guide/Troubleshooting”
(page 57)). 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 (above) 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 change the anti-blur mode t “User’s Guide/Troubleshooting” (page 61).
To brighten up the display (DSC-H2: Finder only)
If you view images in bright light such as in an outdoor location, adjust the brightness of the
backlight up. However, the battery power may decrease faster under such condition.
If you press the (Screen display switch) button longer (above), the backlight brightens. If
you press again, the backlight is brightened down.
To identify items on the screen
t “User’s Guide/Troubleshooting” (page 22)
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 dial to your eyesight so that 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
–Reflective light or with a lustrous finish
Finder adjustment dial
Shoot still images (Scene Selection)
On Function Guide
The operational instructions displayed on the Function Guide are automatically turned off in a
few seconds.
When you want to cancel the Function Guide, press the shutter button halfway down.
You can set the Function Guide not to be displayed on the (Setup) screen. t “User’s Guide/
Troubleshooting” (page 58)
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.
Function Guide
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 34)
High Sensitivity
Shoot without flash in low-light
reducing blur
Shoot low light scene without
Twilight Portrait*
Shoot portraits in low light with
Shoot waterside scene with rich
blue color
High-Speed Shutter
Shoot moving subject to stop
Shoot landscapes with distant
Shoot portrait focus tightly on
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.
1 Press
• If you press button
when the camera is
powered off, the camera
is turned on in the
playback mode.
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
Rewind/Fast forward: b/B
(Return to normal playback: z)
Volume: v/V
Stop playback: z
Control button
To return to the shooting mode
• Press (Playback) again.
• Press and hold the shutter button halfway
• Change the position of the mode dial.
/ button
To view an enlarged image (playback zoom)
Press while displaying a still 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 55)
Viewing an index screen
Press (Index) and 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
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.
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.
Green selection frame
To cancel a selection
Select an image you have previously selected for deletion, then press z
to delete the indicator from the image.
1 Select a mode.
Select .
Select .
Still image (auto adjustment
Control button
(Screen display
switch) button
(STEADY SHOT) button
Jog dial
Using the control button
Holding the camera
Position the subject in the center of the focus
Using the flash for
still images
Shooting close-up
Changing Image
Brightness (EV)
Using the
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