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DSC-V3 SERVICE MANUAL LEVEL 1 US Model Ver 1.0 2004.09 Canadian Model Revision History AEP Model UK Model E Model Hong Kong Model Australian Model Chinese Model Korea Model Tourist Model Japanese Model Link SPECIFICATIONS SELF DIAGNOSIS FUNCTION ORNAMENTAL PARTS • INSTRUCTION MANUAL is shown at the end of this document. DIGITAL STILL CAMERA DSC-V3 2004I0500-1 ©2004.9 9-876-762-41 Sony EMCS Co. Published by DI Technical Support Section SPECIFICATIONS x Camera [Input and Output connectors] x AC-LS5/LS5B AC Adaptor [System] A/V OUT (MONO) jack (Monaural) Input rating Image device Minijack 100 V t...
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DSC-V3 SERVICE MANUAL LEVEL 1

US Model Ver 1.0 2004.09 Canadian Model Revision History AEP Model UK Model E Model Hong Kong Model Australian Model Chinese Model Korea Model Tourist Model Japanese Model Link SPECIFICATIONS SELF DIAGNOSIS FUNCTION ORNAMENTAL PARTS • INSTRUCTION MANUAL is shown at the end of this document.

DIGITAL STILL CAMERA

DSC-V3 2004I0500-1 ©2004.9 9-876-762-41 Sony EMCS Co. Published by DI Technical Support Section,

SPECIFICATIONS

x Camera [Input and Output connectors] x AC-LS5/LS5B AC Adaptor [System] A/V OUT (MONO) jack (Monaural) Input rating Image device Minijack 100 V to 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz, 11 W, 9.04 mm (1/1.8 type) color CCD Video: 1 Vp-p, 75 Ω, unbalanced, 0.16 A to 0.09 A Primary color lter sync negative Output ratingAudio: 327 mV (at a 47 kΩ load) Total pixels number of camera 4.2 V DC, 1.5 AOutput impedance 2.2 kΩ Approx. 7 410 000 pixels Operating temperature Accessory jack Effective pixels number of camera 0°C to +40°C (+32°F to +104°F) Mini-minijack (φ 2.5 mm) Approx. 7 201 000 pixels Storage temperature USB jack mini-B Lens −20°C to +60°C (−4°F to +140°F) Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar × USB communication4 zoom lens Dimensions f = 7 − 28 mm (34 − 136 mm when Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0 compliant) Approx. 48×29×81 mm (1 15/16×1 converted to a 35 mm still camera) 3/16×3 1/4 inches) (W/H/D, [LCD screen] F2.8 − 4.0 excluding projecting parts) LCD panel Exposure control Mass Approx. 130 g (5 oz) excluding 6.2 cm (2.5 type) TFT drive Automatic exposure, Shutter speed power cord (mains lead) priority, Aperture priority, Manual Total number of dots exposure, Scene selection (7 modes) 123 000 dots x NP-FR1 battery pack White balance Used battery Automatic, Daylight, Cloudy, [Power, general] Lithium-ion battery Fluorescent, Incandescent, Flash, Used battery pack Maximum voltage One-push NP-FR1 DC 4.2 V File format (DCF compliant) Power requirements Nominal voltage Still images: Exif Ver. 2.2 JPEG 3.6 V DC 3.6 V compliant, RAW, TIFF, DPOF Power consumption (during shooting Capacity 4.4 Wh (1220 mAh) compatible with LCD screen on) Movies: MPEG1 compliant 1.53 W (Monaural) x AccessoriesOperating temperature Recording media ° ° ° ° • AC-LS5/LS5B AC Adaptor (1) 0 C to +40 C (+32 F to +104 F) Memory Stick Storage temperature • Power cord (mains lead) (1) CompactFlash (Type I) −20°C to +60°C (−4°F to +140°F) • NP-FR1 battery pack (1) Flash Recommended distance (ISO set to Dimensions • Battery case (1) Auto): 119.8×72.0×63 mm (4 3/4×2 7/8×2 0.4 to3m(15 3/4 inches to 118 1/8 • USB cable (1)1/2 inches) (W/H/D, excluding inches) (W) maximum protrusions) • A/V connecting cable (1) 0.4 to 2.5 m (15 3/4 inches to 98 1/2 inches) (T) Mass 410 g (14.5 oz) (including battery • Shoulder strap (1) pack NP-FR1, Memory Stick and • CD-ROM (USB driver SPVD-012) (1) shoulder strap) • CD-ROM (Image Data Converter Ver.2.0) (1) Microphone • Operating instructions (1) Electret condenser microphone See page 6 Speaker Dynamic speaker Exif Print Compatible Design and speci cations are subject to change PRINT Image Matching II Compatible without notice. PictBridge Compatible

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CAUTION Use of controls or adjustments or performance

procedures other than those specified herein may result in hazardous radiation exposure. SAFETY-RELATED COMPONENT WARNING!! ATTENTION AU COMPOSANT AYANT RAPPORT À LA SÉCURITÉ! COMPONENTS IDENTIFIED BY MARK 0 OR DOTTED LINE WITH LES COMPOSANTS IDENTIFÉS PAR UNE MARQUE 0 SUR LES MARK 0 ON THE SCHEMATIC DIAGRAMS AND IN THE PARTS DIAGRAMMES SCHÉMATIQUES ET LA LISTE DES PIÈCES SONT LIST ARE CRITICAL TO SAFE OPERATION. REPLACE THESE CRITIQUES POUR LA SÉCURITÉ DE FONCTIONNEMENT. NE COMPONENTS WITH SONY PARTS WHOSE PART NUMBERS REMPLACER CES COMPOSANTS QUE PAR DES PIÈSES SONY APPEAR AS SHOWN IN THIS MANUAL OR IN SUPPLEMENTS DONT LES NUMÉROS SONT DONNÉS DANS CE MANUEL OU PUBLISHED BY SONY. DANS LES SUPPÉMENTS PUBLIÉS PAR SONY.

SAFETY CHECK-OUT

After correcting the original service problem, perform the following safety checks before releasing the set to the customer. 1. Check the area of your repair for unsoldered or poorly-soldered 5. Check the B+ voltage to see it is at the values specified. connections. Check the entire board surface for solder splashes 6. Flexible Circuit Board Repairing and bridges. • Keep the temperature of the soldering iron around 270°C 2. Check the interboard wiring to ensure that no wires are during repairing. "pinched" or contact high-wattage resistors. • Do not touch the soldering iron on the same conductor of the 3. Look for unauthorized replacement parts, particularly circuit board (within 3 times). transistors, that were installed during a previous repair. Point • Be careful not to apply force on the conductor when soldering them out to the customer and recommend their replacement. or unsoldering. 4. Look for parts which, through functioning, show obvious signs of deterioration. Point them out to the customer and recommend their replacement. DSC-V3 — 3 —,

SELF-DIAGNOSIS FUNCTION

[Description on Self-diagnosis Display] Self-diagnosis display • C: ss: ss You can reverse the camera malfunction yourself. (However, contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility when you cannot recover from the camera malfunction.) • E: ss: ss Contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. Display Code Countermeasure Cause Caution Display During Error C:32:ss Turn the power off and on again. Trouble with hardware. SYSTEM ERROR Format the recording medium. Unformatted recording medium is inserted. FORMAT ERROR C:13:ss MEMORY STICK ERROR, Insert a new recording midium. Recording medium is broken. CF CARD ERROR When failed in the focus and zoom E:61:ss Checking of lens drive circuit. initialization. Checking of flash unit or replacement Abnormality when flash is being — E:91:ss of flash unit. charged. DSC-V3 — 4 —, 1. MAIN PARTS Note: • Items marked “*” are not stocked since they are seldom required for routine service. The components identified by Some delay should be anticipated when ordering these items. mark 0 or dotted line with mark • The parts numbers of such as a cabinet are also appeared in this section. 0 are critical for safety. Replace only with part number Refer to the parts number mentioned below the name of parts to order. specified. • Abbreviation Les composants identifiés par une AUS: Australian model HK : Hong Kong model KR : Korean model marque 0 sont critiquens pour la CH : Chinese model J : Japanese model sécurité. CND: Canadian model JE : Tourist model Ne les remplacer que par une pièceportant le numéro spécifié. 1. ORNAMENTAL PARTS DC cover 2-187-068-01 (When change it, need dismantle the set.) JK lid 2-187-070-01 (When change it, need dismantle the set.)

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Checking supplied accessories.

Power cord (1) AC-LS5/LS5B AC adaptor (1) NP-FR1 battery pack (1) Shoulder strap (1) 0 1-769-608-11 (AEP, E) 0 1-477-730-51 (not supplied) 3-071-638-12 0 1-782-476-13 (CH) 0 1-783-374-11 (UK, HK) 0 1-790-107-22 (US, CND) 0 1-790-732-12 (JE, J) 0 1-823-947-11 (KR) 0 1-827-945-11 (AUS)

Other accessories

2-318-592-01 MANUAL, INSTRUCTION (for BASIC) (JAPANESE) (J) 2-318-592-11 MANUAL, INSTRUCTION (ENGLISH) (EXCEPT AEP, KR, CH, J) CD-ROM CD-ROM 2-318-592-21 MANUAL, INSTRUCTION (FRENCH, ITALIAN) (USB driver: SPVD-012) (1) (Image Data Converter Ver.2.0) (1) (CND, AEP) 2-187-477-01 (US, J) 2-514-710-01 2-318-592-31 MANUAL, INSTRUCTION 2-187-478-01 (EXCEPT US, J) (SPANISH, PORTUGUESE) (AEP, E, JE) 2-318-592-41 MANUAL, INSTRUCTION (GERMAN, DUTCH) (AEP) 2-318-592-51 MANUAL, INSTRUCTION (SIMPLIFIED CHINESE, TRADITIONAL CHINESE) (E, HK, JE) 2-318-592-61 MANUAL, INSTRUCTION USB cable (1) Battery case (1) (RUSSIAN, SWEDISH) 1-827-038-11 (not supplied) (AEP) 2-318-592-71 MANUAL, INSTRUCTION (ARABIC, PERSIAN) (E) 2-318-592-81 MANUAL, INSTRUCTION (KOREAN) (KR, JE) 2-318-592-91 MANUAL, INSTRUCTION (CZECH, POLISH) (AEP) Conversion adaptor (1) Conversion adaptor (1) 2-318-593-01 MANUAL, INSTRUCTION (for APPLICATION) 1-569-008-12 (E) 1-569-007-11 (E, JE) (JAPANESE) (J)0 0 2-318-594-11 MANUAL, INSTRUCTION (HUNGARIAN, SLOVAKIAN) (AEP) 2-318-598-11 MANUAL, INSTRUCTION (ENGLISH) (CH) 2-318-598-21 MANUAL, INSTRUCTION (SIMPLIFIED CHINESE, TRADITIONAL CHINESE) (CH) A/V connecting cable (1) 1-824-111-11 The components identified by Les composants identifiés par une mark 0 or dotted line with marque 0 sont critiques pour la mark 0 are critical for safety. sécurité. Replace only with part num- Ne les remplacer que par une pièce ber specified. portant le numéro spécifié.

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Digital Still Camera Viewing still images _

Deleting still images _

Operating Instructions

Before operating the unit, please read this manual thoroughly, and retain it for Before advanced operations _ future reference.

Owner’s Record Advanced still image shooting _

The model and serial numbers are located on the bottom. Record the serial number in the space provided below. Refer to these numbers whenever you Advanced still image viewing _ call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product. Model No. DSC-V3 Still image printing _ Serial No. _ Enjoying movies _ Enjoying images on your computer _ Troubleshooting _ Additional information _ Index _

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© 2004 Sony Corporation,

WARNING This symbol is intended to C AUTION

alert the user to the presence You are cautioned that any changes or To prevent fi re or shock hazard, of important operating and modifi cations not expressly approved in this do not expose the unit to rain or maintenance (servicing) manual could void your authority to operate this moisture. instructions in the literature equipment. accompanying the appliance. CAUTION Note: The use of optical instruments with this If you have any questions about this product, you This equipment has been tested and found to product will increase eye hazard. Use of may call: comply with the limits for a Class B digital Sony Customer Information Services Center device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. controls or adjustments or performance 1-800-222-SONY (7669) These limits are designed to provide reasonable of procedures other than those specifi ed The number below is for the FCC related matters protection against harmful interference in a herein may result in hazardous radiation only. residential installation. This equipment generates, exposure. uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy

Regulatory Information and, if not installed and used in accordance with For the Customers in the U.S.A. the instructions, may cause harmful interference Declaration of Conformity to radio communications. However, there is no

Trade Name: SONY guarantee that interference will not occur in a Model No.: DSC-V3 particular installation. If this equipment does Responsible Party: Sony Electronics Inc. cause harmful interference to radio or television Address: 16450 W. Bernardo Dr, reception, which can be determined by turning San Diego, CA 92127 the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged U.S.A. to try to correct the interference by one or more Telephone No.: 858-942-2230 of the following measures: — Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna. This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC — Increase the separation between the Rules. Operation is subject to the following equipment and receiver. two conditions: (1) This device may not cause — Connect the equipment into an outlet on harmful interference, and (2) this device must a circuit different from that to which the accept any interference received, including receiver is connected. This symbol is intended to interference that may cause undesired — Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/ alert the user to the presence operation. TV technician for help. of uninsulated “dangerous voltage” within the product’s The supplied interface cable must be used with enclosure that may be of the equipment in order to comply with the limits suffi cient magnitude to for a digital device pursuant to Subpart B of Part constitute a risk of electric 15 of FCC Rules. shock to persons.,

For the Customers in the U.S.A. Attention for the Customers in

and Canada Europe

RECYCLING LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES

Lithium-Ion batteries are recyclable. You can help preserve our environment by returning your used rechargeable batteries to the This product has been tested and found collection and recycling location compliant with the limits sets out in the EMC nearest you. Directive for using connection cables shorter than 3 meters (9.8 feet). For more information regarding recycling of rechargeable batteries, call toll free 1-800-822-8837, or visit Attention http://www.rbrc.org/ The electromagnetic fi eld at the specifi c frequencies may infl uence the picture and sound Caution: Do not handle damaged or leaking of this camera. Lithium-Ion batteries. Notice

For the customers in the UnitedIfstatic electricity or electromagnetism causes Kingdom data transfer to discontinue midway (fail), restart

A moulded plug complying with BS 1363 is the application or disconnect and connect the fi tted to this equipment for your safety and USB cable again. convenience. Should the fuse in the plug supplied need to Notice be replaced, a fuse of the same rating as the Certain countries and regions may regulate supplied one and approved by ASTA or BSI to disposal of the battery used to power this BS 1362, (i.e., marked with or mark) must product. Please consult with your local authority. be used. If the plug supplied with this equipment has a detachable fuse cover, be sure to attach the fuse cover after you change the fuse. Never use the plug without the fuse cover. If you should lose the fuse cover, please contact your nearest Sony service station.,

Read this fi rst

Trial recording Do not shake or strike the camera Clean the fl ash surface before use Before you record one-time events, you may In addition to malfunctions and inability to The heat of fl ash emission may cause dirt on the want to make a trial recording to make sure that record images, this may render the recording fl ash surface to become discolored or to stick to the camera is working correctly. medium unusable or image data breakdown, the fl ash surface, resulting in insuffi cient light damage or loss may occur. emission. No compensation for contents of the recording LCD screen, LCD fi nder (only Do not get the camera wet Contents of the recording cannot be compensated models with an LCD fi nder) and lens When taking pictures outdoors in the rain or for if recording or playback is not possible due • The LCD screen and the LCD fi nder are under similar conditions, be careful not to get to a malfunction of your camera or recording manufactured using extremely high-precision the camera wet. Water entering the inside of media, etc. technology so over 99.99% of the pixels are the camera may cause malfunctions which in operational for effective use. However, there some cases may not be repairable. If moisture Back up recommendation may be some tiny black points and/or bright condensation occurs, see page 143 and follow points (white, red, blue or green in color) that the instructions on how to remove it before using To avoid the potential risk of data loss, always constantly appear on the LCD screen and the the camera. copy (back up) data to a disk. LCD fi nder. These points are normal in the manufacturing process and do not affect the Do not expose the camera to sand Notes on image data compatibility recording in any way. or dust • This camera conforms with the Design rule • Be careful when placing the camera near Using the camera in sandy or dusty locations for Camera File system universal standard a window or outdoors. Exposing the LCD may cause malfunction. established by the JEITA (Japan Electronics screen, the fi nder or the lens to direct sunlight and Information Technology Industries for long periods may cause malfunctions. Association). • Do not press the LCD screen hardly. The Do not aim the camera at the sun or • Playback of images recorded with your camera screen may be uneven and that may cause a other bright light on other equipment and playback of images malfunction. This may cause irrecoverable damage to your recorded or edited with other equipment on • Images may be trailed on the LCD screen in a eyes. Or it may cause the malfunction of your your camera are not guaranteed. cold location. This is not a malfunction. camera. Precaution on copyright The power zoom lens Notes on the camera locations Television programs, fi lms, video tapes, This camera is equipped with a power zoom lens. Do not use the camera near a location that and other materials may be copyrighted. Be careful not to bump the lens, and be careful generates strong radio waves or emits radiation. Unauthorized recording of such materials may be not to apply force to it. The camera may not be able to record or play contrary to the provision of the copyright laws. back properly., About the Carl Zeiss lens Trademarks • is a trademark of Sony This camera is equipped with a Carl Zeiss Corporation. lens which is capable of reproducing fi ne • “Memory Stick,” , “Memory Stick images. The lens for this camera uses the PRO,” , “Memory MTF* measurement system for cameras Stick Duo,” , “Memory developed jointly by Carl Zeiss, in Germany, Stick PRO Duo,” and Sony Corporation, and offers the same , “MagicGate” and are quality as other Carl Zeiss lenses. trademarks of Sony Corporation. * MTF is an abbreviation of Modulation • “InfoLITHIUM” is a trademark of Sony Transfer Function, a numeric value Corporation. indicating the amount of light from a • Picture Package is a trademark of Sony specifi c part of the subject gathered at the Corporation. corresponding position in the image. • Microsoft, Windows, WindowsMedia, and DirectX are either registered trademarks or The pictures used in this manual trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the The photographs used as examples of pictures in United States and/or other countries. this manual are reproduced images, and are not • Macintosh, Mac OS, QuickTime, iMac, actual images shot using this camera. iBook, PowerBook, Power Mac and eMac are trademarks or registered trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc. • Macromedia and Flash are trademarks or registered trademarks of Macromedia, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. • Intel, MMX, and Pentium are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation. • CompactFlash is a trademark of SanDisk Corporation. • In addition, system and product names used in this manual are, in general, trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective developers or manufacturers. However, the ™ or ® marks are not used in all cases in this manual.,

Table of Contents

Read this fi rst ...4 Using the self-timer ...34 Advanced still image Identifying the parts ...9 Using the fl ash ...35 shooting Mode dial ...12 Shooting images with the fi nder ...36 Manual features to photo-shooting Inserting the date and time on a still Getting started situations ...54image ...37 Charging the battery pack ...13 Shooting according to scene conditions Exposure (shutter speed, aperture, and Using the AC adaptor ...16 — Scene Selection ...39 ISO sensitivity) Using your camera abroad ...16 Viewing still images Shooting with Program auto ...56Turning on/off your camera ...17 Program Shift ...56 How to use the control button ...17 Viewing images on the LCD screen of Shooting with shutter speed priority ...57 Setting the date and time ...18 your camera ...42 Shooting with aperture priority mode ...58 Changing the language setting ...20 Viewing images on a TV screen ...44 Shooting with manual exposure mode ...60 Shooting still image Deleting still images Selecting the metering method ...60 Adjusting the exposure Inserting and removing a recording Deleting images ...46 — EV adjustment ...61 medium ...21 Formatting a recording medium ...48 Displaying a histogram ...62 Switching the recording medium ...21 Shooting with the exposure fi xed Inserting and removing a “Memory Before advanced operations — AE LOCK ...63 Stick” ...22 How to setup and operate your camera ...50 Shooting three images with the exposure Inserting and removing a CF card ...23 Changing the menu settings ...50 shifted — Exposure Bracket ...64 Setting the still image size ...24 Changing the items in the SET UP Selecting the ISO sensitivity — ISO ...65 Image size and quality ...26 screen ...51 Focus Number of still images that can be How to use the jog dial ...51 Choosing an auto focus method ...66 recorded ...28 Deciding the still image quality ...52 Choosing a focus range fi nder frame Basic still image shooting Creating or selecting a folder ...52 — AF range fi nder ...66 — Using auto adjustment mode ...29 Creating a new folder ...53 Choosing a focus operation Checking the last image you shot Changing the recording folder ...53 — AF Mode ...68 — Quick Review ...31 Setting the distance to the subject Using the zoom feature ...31 — Focus preset ...69 Shooting close-ups — Macro ...33, Flash Advanced still image viewing Having images printed at a shop ...95 Selecting a fl ash mode ...69 Selecting the folder and playing back Marking print marks ...95 Adjusting the fl ash level images ...82 Marking print marks in single-image — Flash Level ...71 Enlarging a portion of a still image ...83 mode ...95 Using an external fl ash ...72 Enlarging an image Marking print marks in index mode ...96 Using the Sony Flash ...72 — Playback zoom ...83 Using a commercially available external Enjoying moviesRecording an enlarged image fl ash ...73 – Trimming ...84 Shooting movies ...97 Color Playing back successive images Viewing movies on the LCD screen ...98 Adjusting color tones — Slide Show ...84 Deleting movies ...99 — White Balance ...73 Rotating still images ...85 Cutting movies ...100 Burst Playing back images shot in Multi Burst Shooting continuously ...75 Enjoying images on your mode ...85 Recording 16 frames in succession Playing back continuously ...86 computer — Multi Burst ...76 Playing back frame by frame ...86 Copying images to your computer Shooting in the dark ...77 Protecting images — Protect ...87 — For Windows users ...102 NightFraming ...77 Changing image size — Resize ...88 Installing the USB driver ...103 NightShot ...78 Connecting the camera to your Shooting with special effects Still image printing computer ...104 — Picture Effect ...78 Printing still images ...89 Copying images ...105 Shooting still images in RAW mode Direct printing ...90 Viewing the images on your computer — RAW ...79 Preparing the camera ...90 ...107 Shooting images without compression Connecting the camera to the printer Image fi le storage destinations and fi le — TIFF ...80 ...91 names ...107 Using a conversion lens ...80 Printing in single-image mode ...91 Viewing image fi les once copied to a Using the lens hood ...81 Printing in index mode ...93 computer with your camera ...109 Installing “Picture Package” and “ImageMixer VCD2” ...109 Copying images using “Picture Package” ...111, Using “Picture Package” ...112 Printing images ...114 Using “Image Data Converter” ...114 Copying images to your computer — For Macintosh users ...115 Using “ImageMixer VCD2” ...117 Using “Image Data Converter” ...118 Troubleshooting Troubleshooting ...119 Warnings and messages ...129 Self-diagnosis display – If a code starting with an alphabet letter appears ...132 Additional information Number of images that can be saved or shooting time ...133 Menu items. ...136 SET UP items ...140 Precautions ...143 On “Memory Stick” ...144 On “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack ...146 Specifi cations ...147 The LCD screen ...149 Index Index ...154,

Identifying the parts

See the pages in parentheses for details of operation. POWER button (17) NIGHTFRAMING/NIGHTSHOT18button (77) 2 POWER lamp (17) 9 Mode dial (12, 136) Shutter button (30) 4 q; Finder window 5 qa Lens Flash emitter (35) qs 6 Advanced accessory shoe (72) qd Hologram AF emitter (35, 140) qf 7 Self-timer lamp (34) qg Infrared ray emitter (77) qh ACC (Accessory) jack (USB) jack (104) A/V OUT (MONO) jack (44) Jack cover (44) • The fl ash automatically pops up and strobes. Close the fl ash by hand after use. • Use the ACC (accessory) jack to connect an external fl ash or the remote control tripod., 1 9 Control button Menu on: //// (17)/ 2 q; Menu off: / // (69/34/31/33) 3 (Image Size/Delete) button qa (24, 46) 4 qs DC IN jack cover (13, 16) 5 DC IN jack (13, 16) qd 6 qf qg qh Microphone LCD screen For details on the items on the LCD screen, Finder (36) see page 149 to 153. Self-timer (34)/recording lamp (red) (30) MENU button (50, 136) AE/AF lock lamp (green) (30) (Display/LCD screen on/off) CHG button (36) / CHG/ lamp (orange) (14, /CF (“Memory Stick”/CF 35, 69) card) switch (21) AE LOCK button (63) Jog dial (51) (Exposure) button (61) For shooting: Zoom (W/T) button FOCUS button (66, 69) (31) For viewing: / (Playback FRAME button (66) zoom) button (83)/ (Index) button (42), Hook for shoulder strap Speaker Tripod receptacle 2 CF card eject lever (24) Battery/“Memory Stick”/CF card 3 cover Battery insertion slot (13) Battery eject lever (14) 1 CF card insertion slot (23) RESET button (119) Access lamp (22) 4 “Memory Stick” insertion slot (22) • Use a tripod with a screw length of less than 6 5.5 mm (7/32 inch). You will be unable to fi rmly secure the camera to tripods having 7 longer screws, and may damage the camera. Shoulder strap 8 q; qa, M ode dial Before using your camera, set the desired A (Aperture priority) mark on the mode dial onto the POWER You can select the aperture value (page lamp side. 58). In addition, you can set the desired shooting functions using menus (pages 50 and 136). M (Manual exposure shooting) You can manually adjust the aperture value and the shutter speed (page 60). In (Auto adjustment mode) addition, you can set various shooting The focus, exposure and white balance functions using menus (pages 50 and 136). are automatically adjusted to allow easy shooting. The image quality is set to [Fine] SCN (Scene Selection) (page 52). You can shoot effective pictures according to the scene (page 39). In addition, you can P (Program auto shooting) set various shooting functions using menus The shooting adjustments are made (pages 50 and 136). automatically just as in the auto adjustment mode, but you can also change the focus SET UP (Set up) and other adjustments as desired. In You can change the settings of the camera addition, you can set various shooting (pages 51 and 140). functions using menus (pages 50 and 136). (Movie shooting) S (Shutter speed priority) You can shoot movies (page 97). You can select the shutter speed (page 57). In addition, you can set the desired (Playback/Edit) shooting functions using menus (pages 50 You can play back or edit recorded still and 136). images and movies (pages 42 and 87)., Charging the battery pack DC IN jack cover AC Adaptor mark12Battery eject lever 3 DC plug Open the battery/“Memory Install the battery pack, then Open the DC IN jack cover Stick”/CF card cover. close the battery/“Memory and connect the AC Adaptor Slide the cover in the direction of the Stick”/CF card cover. (supplied) to the DC IN jack of arrow. Make sure the battery pack is fi rmly your camera. • Be sure to turn off your camera when inserted all the way, then close the cover. Connect the plug with the mark facing charging the battery pack (page 17). left. • Your camera operates with the “InfoLITHIUM” NP-FR1 battery pack (R Battery insertion slot • Do not short the DC plug of the AC Adaptor type) (supplied). You can use only R type Insert the battery pack with a metallic object, as this may cause battery pack (page 146). so that tip of the malfunction. marks on the side of the • Clean the DC plug of the AC Adaptor with a battery pack face the tip dry cotton bud. Do not use the dirty plug. Use of the mark on the of the dirty plug may not properly charge the battery insertion slot. battery pack. • The battery pack is easily inserted by pushing the battery eject lever at the front of the battery compartment toward the LCD screen. Getting started,

B attery remaining indicator To remove the battery pack

To a wall outlet (wall socket) The battery remaining indicator on the LCD screen shows the remaining shooting or viewing time. Remaining indicator 60min Power cord 4 (mains lead) Remaining time • When you switch the LCD screen on/off, it Battery eject lever Connect the power cord takes about one minute for the correct battery (mains lead) to the AC Adaptor remaining time to appear. O pen the battery/“Memory Stick”/CF • The displayed remaining time may not card cover. Slide the battery eject lever in and to a wall outlet (wall be correct under certain circumstances or the direction of the arrow, and remove the socket). conditions. battery pack. T he CHG / lamp lights up when charging Charging time • Be careful not to drop the battery pack when begins. removing it.Approximate time to charge a completely discharged battery pack using the AC Adaptor at a temperature of 25°C (77°F). CHG CHG/ lamp / Battery pack Charging time (min.) The CHG/ lamp goes off when charging is completed. NP-FR1 (supplied) Approx. 180 • After charging the battery pack, disconnect the • The charging time may become longer under AC Adaptor both from the DC IN jack of the certain circumstances or conditions. camera and from a wall outlet (wall socket).,

N umber of images and battery Shooting still images 2) Viewing single images in order at about three

life that can be recorded/ second intervalsUnder the average conditions1) viewed Shooting movies3) Recording NP-FR1 (supplied) The tables show the approximate number LCD No. of Battery Recording NP-FR1 (supplied)medium of images and the battery life that can be screen images life (min.) medium LCD screen LCD screen recorded/viewed when you shoot images “Memory On Approx. Approx. On Off Stick” 300 150 “Memory Approx. 120 Approx. 170 in normal mode with a fully charged Off Approx. Approx. Stick” min. min. battery pack (supplied) at a temperature 400 200 CF card Approx. 120 Approx. 170 of 25°C (77°F). The numbers of images CF card On Approx. Approx. min. min. that can be recorded or viewed take into 300 150 3) Shooting movies continuously with the image account changing the recording medium Off Approx. Approx. size [160] as necessary. Note that the actual numbers 400 200 • The number of images and the battery life that may be less than indicated depending on 1) Shooting in the following situations: can be recorded/viewed are decreased under the conditions of use. – (P.Quality) is set to [Fine] the following conditions: – Shooting one time every 30 seconds – The surrounding temperature is low • The battery capacity decreases as the number – The zoom is switched alternately between – The fl ash is used of uses increases and over time (page 147). the W and T ends – The camera has been turned on and off many – The fl ash strobes once every two times times – The power turns on and off once every ten – The zoom is used frequently times – The NightFraming or NightShot function is – [AF Mode] is set to [Single] in the SET UP activated settings – [LCD Backlight] is set to [Bright] in the SET The measurement method is based on CIPA UP settings standard. (CIPA: Camera & Imaging Products – [AF Mode] is set to [Monitor] or [Cont] in Association) the SET UP settings

Viewing still images2) – The battery power is low

• The battery life and the number of images Recording NP-FR1 (supplied) recordable or viewable does not depend on the medium No. of Battery life image size setting. images (min.) “Memory Stick” Approx. 6800 Approx. 340 CF card Approx. 6800 Approx. 340 Getting started,

Using the AC adaptor Using your camera

abroad Power sources DC IN jack cover To a wall outlet (wall socket) You can use your camera in any country or region with the AC Adaptor/power cord AC Adaptor (mains lead) (supplied) within 100 V to 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz. Use a commercially available AC plug adaptor [a], if necessary, depending on the design of the wall outlet (wall socket) [b]. 1 DC plug Power cord 2 (mains lead) AC–LS5/LS5B Open the DC IN jack cover, Connect the power cord connect the AC Adaptor (mains lead) to the AC Adaptor • Do not use an electronic transformer (travel (supplied) to the DC IN jack of converter), as this may cause a malfunction.and then to a wall outlet (wall the camera. socket). Connect the DC plug with the mark • After using the AC Adaptor, disconnect it both facing left. from the DC IN jack of the camera and from a wall outlet (wall socket). • Connect the AC Adaptor to an easily accessible • The set is not disconnected from the AC power wall outlet (wall socket) close by. If any trouble source (mains) as long as it is connected to the occurs while using the adaptor, immediately wall outlet (wall socket) even if the set itself shut off the power by disconnecting the plug has been turned off. from the wall outlet (wall socket).,

Turning on/off your camera How to use the

control button

Auto power-off function

Camera 1

POWER

If you do not operate the camera for about 1 AF Mode: Single2 Digital Zoom: Smart Date/Time: Off three minutes during shooting or viewing Red Eye Reduction: Off POWER lamp 1 Hologram AF: Auto or when performing SET UP, the camera Auto Review: Off

SELECT

turns off automatically to prevent wearing down the battery. The auto power-off Setup21File Number: function only operates when the camera is USB Connect:2 Video Out: OK operating using a battery pack. The auto Clock Set: Cancel1 power-off function also will not operate in the following circumstances. P ress POWER. To change the current settings of the • When viewing movies camera, bring up the menu or the SET T he POWER lamp (green) lights up and • When playing back a slide show UP screen (page 51), and use the control the power is on. When you turn on your • When a plug is connected to the button to make the changes. camera for the fi rst time, the Clock Set (USB) jack or the A/V OUT (MONO) To set a menu item, press /// on the screen appears (page 18). jack control button to select the desired item and setting and make the setting. To set Turning off the power a SET UP item, press /// on the Press POWER again. The POWER lamp control button to select the desired item goes out, and the camera turns off. and setting, then press to make the • Do not leave the camera with the lens setting. portion extended for a long period of time with the battery or the AC Adaptor removed, etc., as this may cause malfunction. • If you turn on the power when the mode dial is set to , P, S, A, M, SCN or , the lens portion moves. Do not touch the lens portion while it is operating. Getting started,

Setting the date and time

Mode dial Clock Set Y/M/D Clock Set M/D/Y Y/M/D D/M/Y M/D/Y POWER D/M/Y 2004 / 1 / 1 12 : 00 OK

AM

2004 / 1 / 1 12 : 00 OK Cancel

AM

Cancel123Set the mode dial to . Press POWER to turn on the Select the desired date display power. format with / on the control • To change the date and time, set the button, then press . mode dial to SET UP, select [Clock The POWER lamp (green) lights up and Set] in (Setup 2) (pages 51 and the Clock Set screen appears on the LCD 2 Select from [Y/M/D] (year/month/day), 142), and perform the procedure screen. from step [M/D/Y] (month/day/year) or [D/M/Y] . (day/month/year). • You can also carry out this operation when the • If the rechargeable button battery (page 144), mode dial is set to P, S, A, M, SCN, or . which provides the power for saving the time data, ever becomes low, the Clock Set screen will appear again. When this happens, reset the date and time, by starting from step above., Clock Set Clock Set Clock Set Y/M/D Y/M/D Y/M/D M/D/Y M/D/Y M/D/Y D/M/Y D/M/Y D/M/Y 2004 / 1 / 1 12 : 00 OK 2005 / 1 / 1 10 : 00 OK 2005 / 1 / 1 10 : 30 OK AM AM AM Cancel Cancel Cancel456Select the year, month, day, Set the numeric value with / Select [OK] with on the hour or minute item you want on the control button, then control button, then press . to set with / on the control press to enter it. The date and time are entered and the button. After entering the number, / moves to clock starts to keep time. The item to be set is indicated with /. the next item. Repeat steps and until • To cancel the date and time setting, select all of the items are set. [Cancel] with /// on the control button, then press . • If you selected [D/M/Y] in step , set the time on a 24-hour cycle. • Midnight is indicated as 12:00 AM, and noon as 12:00 PM. Getting started,

Changing the language setting

You can change the screen display like menu items, warnings and messages in your desired language. T o change the language setting, in the SET UP settings, select (Language) in (Setup 1) (pages 51 and 141), and select the desired language.,

Inserting and removing a recording Switching the recording

medium medium

CF

/CF switch “Memory Stick” CompactFlash card You can use a “Memory Stick” or Select the recording medium CompactFlash card (CF card) as a recording medium. This camera is not with the /CF switch. compliant with CompactFlash Type II. : When recording images onto a “Memory Stick” or playing back C ompactFlash card images from a “Memory Stick”. SanDisk CF : When recording images onto a CF SDCFH-1024-903 (1 GB) card or playing back images from a SDCFB-1024-J60 (1 GB) CF card. We have checked the compatibility of above CF cards compliant with CompactFlash Type I, however, we cannot guarantee proper operation of all CF cards. • Copying between media cannot be done with this camera. • For more information about the “Memory Stick”, see page 144. • Before using a CF card, be sure to format it using this camera. Otherwise, satisfactory performance may not be obtained (page 48). Shooting still images,

Inserting and removing a “Memory Stick”

Terminal 2 side 2 Access lamp1 Label side 3 Open the battery/“Memory Insert the “Memory Stick”. Close the battery/“Memory Stick”/CF card cover. Insert the “Memory Stick” all the way in Stick”/CF card cover. Slide the cover in the direction of the until it clicks as shown in the illustration. arrow. To remove the “Memory Stick” • Whenever you insert a “Memory Stick”, push Open the battery/“Memory Stick”/CF card it as far as it can go. If you do not insert it correctly, a proper recording or playback may cover, then push the “Memory Stick” to not be carried out. pop it out. • Whenever the access lamp is lit, the camera is recording or reading out an image. Never remove the “Memory Stick” or turn off the power at this time. The data may be corrupted.,

Inserting and removing a CF card

Connector side2112Front side 3 Open the battery/“Memory Insert the CF card. Close the battery/“Memory Stick”/CF card cover. Insert the CF card all the way in from the Stick”/CF card cover. Slide the cover in the direction of the connector side as shown in the illustration. arrow. • If you cannot insert the CF card all the way in, do not push it forcefully. Also, check the direction of the CF card. If you try to insert it in the wrong direction, the camera or CF card may be damaged. Shooting still images,

Setting the still image size

T o remove the CF card Open the battery/“Memory Stick”/CF card 7M 7M cover, then push the CF card eject lever so 3:2 that the CF card is ejected. 5M 3M 1M Image Size12Set the mode dial to , and P ress (Image Size). CF card eject lever turn on the power. The Image Size setup appears. Access lamp • You can carry out this operation even when the • For details on the image size, see page 26. • Whenever the access lamp is lit, the mode dial is set to P, S, A, M, SCN. camera is recording or reading out an image. Never remove the CF card or turn off the power at this time. The data may be corrupted or the CF card may become unusable., 3:2 5M 3M 1M VGA(E-Mail) VGA Image Size Select the desired image size with / on the control button. The image size is set. When the setting is complete, press (Image Size) so that the Image Size setup disappears from the LCD screen. • The image size selected here is maintained even when the power is turned off. Shooting still images,

Image size and quality

You can choose image size (number of Short description of the image size pixels) and image quality (compression The following illustration shows a brief image using the maximum image size and the ratio) based on the kind of images you minimum one. want to shoot. The image size is shown by the number 3072 Image size 7M of pixels (dots) (horizontal × vertical), 7M640 3072 pixels × 2304 pixels = 7,077,888 pixels which compose an image. For example, a 7M (3072×2304) size image indicates that Image size there are 3072 pixels horizontally and 2304 VGA (E-Mail) VGA pixels vertically. The larger the number of 640 pixels × 480 pixels = 307,200 pixels pixels, the larger the image size. You can select from Fine (high quality) Examples based on the image size or Standard image quality. Each uses a Image size Usage guidelines different compression ratio. 1) When you select Fine, the image quality 7M (3072×2304) Larger • For saving important images, printing in A3 size or printing A4 size high density images improves as the image size increases, 3:22) (3072×2048) but the amount of recorded data also 5M (2592×1944) • For printing in A4 size or printing A5 size high density increases and the number of images that images can be recorded on a recording medium 3M (2048×1536) decreases. Refer to the table on the right 1M (1280×960) • For printing in postcard size and choose the image size and image quality appropriate to the kind of images VGA (E-Mail) • For recording a larger number of images (640×480) Smaller • For attaching images to e-mail or creating home pages you want to shoot. 1) The factory setting is [7M]. It is the highest image quality on this camera. 2) Images are recorded in the same 3:2 aspect ratio as photograph printing paper or postcards, etc.,

Examples based on the image quality

Image quality (Compression ratio) Usage guideline Low compression • For recording or printing with better image quality. Fine (looks better) Standard High compression • For recording a larger number of images. (normal) Shooting still images,

N umber of still images that can be recorded The number of images that can be saved in a recording medium1) CF card (Units: number of images) The number of images that can be saved when [P.Quality] is set to [Fine] ([Standard])2) are Capacity 1GB

shown below. Image size 7M 294 (578) • The table below shows the approximate number of images that can be recorded on a recording medium that has been formatted by this camera. 3:2 294 (578) “Memory Stick” (Units: number of images) 5M 406 (762) Capacity 3M 651 (1157) 16MB 32MB 64MB 128MB 256MB 512MB 1GB Image size 1M 1563 (2842) 4 9 18 37 67 137 279 VGA (E-Mail) 6252 (15631) 7M (9) (18) (36) (73) (132) (268) (548) 1) When [REC Mode] is set to [Normal]. 4 9 18 37 67 137 279 For the number of images that can be saved in 3:2 (9) (18) (36) (73) (132) (268) (548) other modes, see page 135. 2) For more information about the image quality 6 12 25 51 92 188 384 5M (compression ratio), see page 52. (11) (23) (48) (96) (174) (354) (723) • When images recorded using earlier Sony 10 20 41 82 148 302 617 3M models are played back on this camera, the (18) (37) (74) (149) (264) (537) (1097) display may differ from the actual image size. 24 50 101 202 357 726 1482 • When the images are viewed on the LCD 1M (46) (93) (187) (376) (649) (1320) (2694) screen of the camera, they all look the same size. 97 196 394 790 1428 2904 5928 VGA (E-Mail) • The number of shooting images may differ (243) (491) (985) (1975) (3571) (7261) (14821) from these values according to the shooting mode, shooting conditions and the subject. 1) When [REC Mode] is set to [Normal]. • When the number of remaining shooting For the number of images that can be saved in other modes, see page 133. images is greater than 9,999, the “>9999” 2) For more information about the image quality (compression ratio), see page 52. indicator appears on the LCD screen. • You can resize the images later (Resize function, see page 88).,

Basic still image shooting — Using auto adjustment mode

Holding the camera correctly12Set the mode dial to , and Hold the camera steadily with turn on the power. both hands and position the When shooting pictures with the camera, • To select the recording medium, use the subject in the center of the be careful so that your fingers do not block /CF switch (page 21). focus frame. the lens portion, fi nder window, flash • The lens cover opens when the power is turned on. • The minimum focal distance to a subject is emitter, infrared ray emitter or speaker • Do not touch the lens portion while it is approx. 50 cm (19 3/4 inches). (page 9). operating, such as when you press POWER to • The frame indicated on the LCD screen shows turn on the power or when the zoom function is the focus adjustment range (AF range fi nder, working (page 31). page 66). Shooting still images, 60min A uto FocusVGA FINE 101 60min VGA 101 95 94 When you try to shoot a subject that is diffi cult to focus on, the AE/AF lock indicator changes to fl ashing slowly. In addition, the AE locked beep does not 30 F3.5 0EV sound (except in Continuous AF, page 68).S AF S AF The Auto Focus function may have AE/AF lock indicator diffi culty working under the following 3 Flashes in green 4 conditions. In such cases, release the Light up shutter button, then recompose the shot and focus again. Press and hold the shutter Press the shutter button fully • The subject is distant from the camera button halfway down. down. and dark. • The contrast between the subject and its The beep sounds but the image is not yet The shutter sounds. The image will background is poor. recorded. When the AE/AF lock indicator be recorded in the recording medium. • The subject is seen through glass, such changes from fl ashing to steadily lit, the The recorded image is displayed for as a window. camera is ready for shooting. approximately two seconds (Auto Review, • A fast-moving subject. (The LCD screen may be frozen for a split page 140). When the recording lamp (page • The subject refl ects or has a lustrous second depending on the subject.) 10) goes out, you can shoot the next image. fi nish, such as a mirror or a luminous When the surroundings are dark, the fl ash • When operating the camera using a battery body. automatically pops up and strobes. pack, if you do not operate the camera for a • A fl ashing subject. • If you release the shutter button, shooting will while during recording or playback, the camera • A backlit subject. be canceled. turns off automatically to prevent wearing • You can continue and shoot even when the down the battery (page 17). There are two Auto Focus functions: “AF camera does not beep, but in this case the focus range fi nder frame” which sets the focus is not set properly (except in Continuous AF, page 68). position according to the subject position • No beep sounds when [Beep] is set to [Off] in and size, and “AF mode” which sets the the SET UP settings (page 141). focus start/fi nish timing. See page 66 for details.,

Checking the last image U sing the zoom feature

you shot — Quick Review 60min 60min

Zoom

VGA 101 60min VGA 101 VGAWT96WT96 101 8/8 1.1 5.0 Review Y our camera is equipped with the following zoom functions. S AF S AF The enlargement method and the zoom scale differ according to the image size and 101-0029 20051110:30PM the zoom type, so select the zoom to match

RETURN

the shooting purpose.

Optical zoom

The telephoto and wide angle adjustment Press () on the control Press the zoom buttons to is made by the lens in the same manner as a conventional fi lm camera. button. choose the desired zoom The maximum optical zoom is 4×. To return to the normal shooting mode, position for shooting. press lightly on the shutter button or press Digital zoom The minimum focal distance to the () again. subject The camera has the following two types of digital zoom. Approx. 50 cm (19 3/4 inches) from the To delete the image displayed on lens surface Smart zoom the LCD screen The image is enlarged with almost no 1 Press (Delete). • The lens portion moves during zoom operation. distortion. This lets you use smart zoom Do not touch the lens portion while it is 2 Select [Delete] with on the control operating. with the same feeling as optical zoom. button, then press . • You cannot change the zoom scale while The maximum smart zoom scale depends The image is deleted. shooting movie (page 97). on the selected image size as shown in the • The image may appear rough right after following table. playback starts due to the image processing. Shooting still images, Precision digital zoom • You cannot confi rm the image with the fi nder • The zoom scaling indicator differs according to All image sizes are enlarged up to a when using the smart zoom function. the zoom type. • When using the smart zoom, the image on the maximum 8×. Precision digital zoom – Optical zoom: LCD screen may look rough. However, this – Smart zoom: function cuts out and enlarges a certain phenomenon has no effect on the recorded portion of the image, so the image quality image. – Precision digital zoom: • You cannot use the smart zoom in the Multi • The AF range finder frame does not appear deteriorates. Burst mode. when using the digital zoom. The , or indicators flashes, and AF operates with To set digital zoom priority on subjects located near the center.• The digital zoom cannot be used when Set [Digital Zoom] to [Smart] or shooting in RAW mode (page 79). [Precision] in the SET UP settings (page Optical zoom Precision digital 140). zoom (When you purchase your camera, [Digital Zoom] is set to [Smart].) Image Maximum Maximum size smart precision digital zoom scale zoom scale W hen you press the zoom button, the zoom scaling indicator appears on the LCD screen as follows. 7M —* 8× The W side of this line is optical zoom, 3:2 —* 8× and the T side is digital zoom 5M Approx.4.7× 8× 3M Approx.6× 8× 1M Approx.9.6× 8× VGA Approx.19× 8× (E-Mail) * The maximum optical zoom scale is 4×. • The maximum smart zoom and precision Zoom scaling indicator digital zoom scale includes the optical zoom scale.,

Shooting close-ups — Macro

• We recommend that you use Flexible Spot AF (page 66). 60min VGA 10196 • When shooting in the close-ups (Macro) mode, use the LCD screen. If you shoot using the fi nder, the range you can see through the fi nder may differ from the actual recording range. This is due to parallax. S AF The close-ups (Macro) recording mode is used when zooming up subjects such as Set the mode dial to , and fl owers or insects. Setting the zoom all the press ( ) on the control way to the W side lets you shoot subjects button. at distances as close as 10 cm (4 inches). The (Macro) indicator appears enlarged However, the minimum focus distance on the LCD screen (page 140). varies according to the zoom position. Therefore, shooting with the zoom set all • If the menu is currently displayed, press the way to the W side is recommended. MENU fi rst so that the menu disappears. • You can also carry out this operation when the When the zoom is set all the way to the mode dial is set to P, S, A, M, SCN (other than W side: (Twilight mode), (Landscape mode), Approx. 10 cm (4 inches) from the lens surface (Candle mode)) or . When the zoom is set all the way to the T side: Approx. 40 cm (15 3/4 inches) from the lens surface Shooting still images,

Using the self-timer

60min 101 60minVGA VGA 101 60min VGA FINE 101 95 96 96 S AF S AF S AF 30 F3.5 0EV212Center the subject in the Set the mode dial to , and Center the subject in the frame. Press and hold the press ( ) on the control frame. Press and hold the shutter button halfway down button. shutter button halfway down to focus on, then press the The (self-timer) indicator appears to focus on, then press the shutter button fully down. enlarged on the LCD screen (page 140). shutter button fully down. • If the menu is currently displayed, press The self-timer lamp (page 9) fl ashes To return to normal recording mode MENU fi rst so that the menu disappears. and a beep sounds after you press the • You can also carry out this operation when the Press ( ) on the control button again. shutter button until the shutter operates mode dial is set to P, S, A, M, SCN or . The indicator disappears from the LCD (approximately 10 seconds later). screen. To cancel the self-timer in the • When shooting in close-ups (Macro) mode, the in-focus range becomes extremely narrow, and middle of the operation the entire subject may not be in focus. Press ( ) on the control button again. The • When shooting in close-ups (Macro) mode, the indicator disappears from the LCD screen. AF speed drops in order to focus accurately on • If you press the shutter button while standing close subjects. in front of the camera, the focus and the exposure may not be correctly set.,

Using the fl ash S hooting images with the • If the hologram AF emitter is dirty, the Flash emitter Hologram AF hologram AF light may be dimmed and focus

Hologram AF emitter may not be achieved. In this case, wipe the The hologram AF is fi ll light to focus more hologram AF emitter with a dry cloth. easily on a subject in dark surroundings. • Do not block the hologram AF emitter during The appears on the LCD screen and recording.ON • The AF range fi nder frame is not displayed. the hologram AF emits red light when the AF range fi nder frame indicator fl ashes and the shutter button is pressed halfway until the centrally-located subject has priority to focus focus is locked. on. • When you mount an adaptor ring (not supplied), telephoto end conversion lens (not The fl ash automatically pops up and supplied), lens hood (not supplied) or ring light strobes when the surroundings are dark. (not supplied) to the camera, the hologram AF light is blocked. We recommend using Close the fl ash by hand after using it. hologram AF together with the Sony HVL- • When [ISO] is set to [Auto] in the menu F32X fl ash. settings, the recommended shooting distance • The hologram AF does not function when using the fl ash is approx. 0.4 m to3m(15 When this function is not needed, set [Hologram [SCN] (Scene) is set to (Twilight mode) or 3/4 inches to 118 1/8 inches) (W)/0.4 m to AF] to [Off] in the SET UP settings (page 140). (Landscape mode). 2.5 m (15 3/4 inches to 98 1/2 inches) (T). • The fl ash strobes twice. The fi rst time is the • If hologram AF light does not reach the subject pre-fl ash which is used to adjust the fl ash light suffi ciently or the subject has no contrast, focus quantity, and the second time is the actual fl ash will not be achieved. (An approximate distance during which the image is recorded. of 0.5 m to 3.0 m (19 3/4 inches to 118 1/8 • While the fl ash is being charged, the inches) is recommended.) CHG/ (fl ash) lamp fl ashes. After charging is • Focus is achieved as long as hologram AF light completed, the lamp goes out. reaches the subject, even if the light is slightly • You can also select the following fl ash modes: off the center of the subject. (Forced fl ash), (Slow synchro), and • When the focus preset distance is set (page 69), SL (No fl ash). For details on these modes, see the hologram AF does not function. page 69. Shooting still images,

S hooting images with the

fi nder About Hologram AF Histogram on “Hologram AF (Auto-Focus)” is an AF fi ll light Finder (Image information can also be displayed system that applies laser holograms to enable during playback.) you to shoot still images in dark places. The 60min VGA 101 Hologram AF system uses gentler radiation than 96 conventional highbrightness LEDs or lamps, thus satisfying Laser Class 1* specifi cations and maintaining higher safety for human eyes. No safety problems will be caused by looking directly into the hologram AF emitter at a close S AF range. However, it is not recommended to do so, because you may experience such effects like Indicators off several minutes of residual image and dazzling, The fi nder is convenient when you want to that you encounter after looking into a fl ashlight. save battery power, or when it is diffi cult to * Hologram AF satisfi es Class 1 (time base confi rm the image using the LCD screen. 30 000 seconds), specifi ed in JIS (Japan), IEC Each time you press , the display (EU), and FDA (US) industry standards. Complying with these standards identifi es the changes in the following order. laser product as safe, under the condition thataSAF human can look at the laser light either directly or focused through a lens for 30 000 seconds. LCD screen off Indicators on 60min VGA 101 S AF,

Inserting the date and time

onastill image • The image through the fi nder does not indicate the actual recordable range. This is due to Camera 1 Camera 1 parallax. To confi rm the recordable range, use 1 AF Mode: Single 1 AF Mode: Day&Time the LCD screen. 2 Digital Zoom: Smart 2 Digital Zoom: Date Date/Time: Off Date/Time: Off • Just as with the AE/AF lock indicator on the Red Eye Reduction: Off Red Eye Reduction: 1 1 LCD screen, when the AE/AF lock lamp of the Hologram AF: Auto Hologram AF: 2 2 fi nder section stops fl ashing and remains on, Auto Review: Off Auto Review: you can start shooting (page 30). SELECT • When the LCD screen is turned off: – The digital zoom does not function (page 31). – [AF Mode] is set to [Single] (page 68). – If you press (Flash mode)/ (Self-timer)/ 1 2 (Macro), the image will be displayed on the LCD screen for approximately two Set the mode dial to SET UP. Select (Camera 1) with on seconds so you can check or change the 1

The SET UP screen appears. the control button, then press setting.

• When shooting/viewing movies, the status of . the LCD screen changes as follows: Indicators • When images are shot with the date and time off LCD screen off Indicators on superimposed, the date and time cannot be

Select [Date/Time] with /,

• For a detailed description of the indicators, see removed later. then press . page 149. • The date and time are not inserted in Multi • For a detailed description of the histogram, see Burst mode. page 62. • The date and time do not appear on the LCD • This setting is maintained even when the power screen during shooting, instead, indicator is turned off. appears on the LCD screen. The actual date and time appear in red on the lower-right corner during playback only. Shooting still images, Camera11AF Mode: Single 2 Digital Zoom: Smart Date/Time: Day&Time Red Eye Reduction: Off Hologram AF: Auto Auto Review: Off PAGE SELECT Select the date and time setting with / on the control button, then press . Day&Time: Superimposes the date, hour, and minute onto the image. Date: Superimposes the year, month and day onto the image. Off: Does not superimpose the date and time onto the image.

After the setting has been completed, set

the mode dial to to shoot the image. • You can shoot even when the mode dial is set to P, S, A, M or SCN. • If you select [Date], the date is superimposed onto the image in the order selected in “Setting the date and time” (page 18). • Date and time setting is maintained even when the power is turned off.,

Shooting according to scene conditions — Scene Selection

You can shoot more effectively by Twilight portrait mode Portrait mode selecting the appropriate mode and then Suitable for shooting portraits in dark Backgrounds blur away, and the subject is pressing the shutter button. places. Allows you to shoot sharp images sharpened. of people in dark places without losing the Twilight mode dark atmosphere of the surroundings. Allows you to shoot night scenes at far distance without losing the dark atmosphere of the surroundings. Snow mode • The shutter speed becomes slower, so using a When shooting snowy scenes or other tripod is recommended. places where the whole screen appears white, use this mode to prevent sunken • The shutter speed becomes slower, so using a Landscape mode colors and record clear images. tripod is recommended. Focuses only on a distant subject to shoot landscapes, etc. Shooting still images, Beach mode When shooting seaside or lakeside scenes, the blue of the water is clearly recorded. Scene Scene SCN WB ISO Mode SCN WB ISO Mode 1 MENU 2 Candle mode Set the mode dial to SCN, then Select [SCN] (Scene) with You can record parties, candle services and press MENU. on the control button, then other candlelit scenes without spoiling the select the desired mode with candlelight atmosphere. The menu appears. /. To return to normal mode Set the mode dial to different mode. • Scene Selection setting is maintained even when the power is turned off. • The shutter speed becomes slower, so using a tripod is recommended.,

S hooting with Scene Selection

When shooting with the Scene Selection function, the combination of functions such as the fl ash mode is predetermined to make the optimum settings to match the scene. See the table below for the function setting of each shooting mode. Function Burst/ AF range Macro Flash Exp Focus Flash White Speed mode Brktg fi nder frame preset Level Bal Burst/ Shooting Multi mode Burst 10m, 15m, — — ∞ — — SL Auto/ — WB —/ 10m, 15m, — / ∞ / / Center Other than — — ∞ — —AF • indicates that the function can be set to your preference. Shooting still images, Viewing images on the LCD screen of your Viewing single images camera Single (single-image) Index (nine-image/sixteen-image) screen 60min VGA 101 8/9 screen 60min VG A 101 8/9 101-0008 20051110:30PM BACK/NEXT VOLUME 101-0008 20051110:30PM BACK/NEXT VOLUME SINGLE DISPLAY SINGLE DISPLAY You can view images shot with your • You can switch the displayed image to the Set the mode dial to , and camera almost immediately on the LCD previous image or the next image by turning turn on the power. screen. You can select the following three the jog dial. • For details on viewing movies, see page 98. methods for viewing images. The last image in the selected recording • For a detailed description of the indicators, see page 151. folder (page 82) appears on the LCD Single (single-image) screen screen. You can view one image at a time, displayed over the entire screen. • To select the recording medium, use the / CF switch (page 21). • The image may appear rough right after Index (nine-image/sixteen-image) playback starts due to the image processing. screen Nine or sixteen images are displayed simultaneously in separate panels on the LCD screen., Viewing an index (nine-image or sixteen-image) screen 60min VGA 101 3/9 101-0003 20051110:30PM • SINGLE DISPLAY • SINGLE DISPLAY BACK/NEXT VOLUME212Select the desired still image Press (index) once. Press (index) again. with / on the control button. The display switches to the index (nine- The display switches to the index (sixteen- : To display the preceding image image) screen. image) screen. : To display the next image To display the next (previous) index To display the next (previous) index screen screen Press /// on the control button to Press /// on the control button to move the yellow frame up/down/left/right. move the yellow frame up/down/left/right. Viewing still images,

Viewing images on a TV screen

To A/V OUT (MONO) jack • SINGLE DISPLAY31A/V connecting cable (supplied) 2 TV/Video switch Select the desired still image Connect the A/V connecting Turn on the TV and set the with /// on the control cable (supplied) to the TV/Video switch to “Video”. button. A/V OUT (MONO) jack of the • The name and location of this switch may camera and the audio/video differ depending on your TV. For details, see The image in the yellow frame is selected. input jacks of the TV. the operating instructions supplied with the TV. T o return to the single-image screen If your TV has stereo input jacks, Press the zoom T button or on the connect the audio plug (black) of the A/V control button. connecting cable to the left audio jack. • Turn off both your camera and the TV before connecting the camera and the TV with the A/V connecting cable., Viewing images on a TV screen PAL-M system

VGA

101 2/9 If you want to view images on a TV Brazil screen, you need a TV with a video input jack and the A/V connecting cable PAL-N system 101-0002 20051110:30PM (supplied). Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay BACK/NEXT VOLUME The color system of the TV must match that of your digital still camera. Check the SECAM system following lists: Bulgaria, France, Guiana, Iran, Iraq, 3 Monaco, Russia, Ukraine, etc. NTSC system Bahama Islands, Bolivia, Canada, Central Set the mode dial to , and America, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, turn on the camera. Jamaica, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Peru, Surinam, Taiwan, the Philippines, the Press / on the control button to select U.S.A., Venezuela, etc. the desired image. • To select the recording medium, use the / P AL system CF switch (page 21). Australia, Austria, Belgium, China, Czech • When using your camera abroad, it may be necessary to switch the video output signal to Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, match that of your TV system (page 142). Holland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Italy, Kuwait, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, etc. Viewing still images, Deleting images 60min VGA 60min VGA 60min VGA 101 2/9 101 2/9 101 2/9 Delete Delete 101-0002 20051110:30PM Exit Exit BACK/NEXT VOLUME BACK/NEXT BACK/NEXT123Set the mode dial to , and Press (Delete). Select [Delete] with on the turn on the camera. The image has not yet been deleted at this control button, then press . Press / on the control point. The message “Access” appears, and the button to select the image you • You cannot delete the protected image (page image has been deleted. want to delete. 87). • To select the recording medium, use the / To continue and delete other images CF switch (page 21). Display the image to be deleted with / • Note that you cannot restore deleted images. on the control button. Then, select [Delete] with and press . To cancel deleting Select [Exit] with on the control button, then press ., Deleting images in index (nine-image or sixteen-image) mode Delete Delete Exit Select All In This Folder Exit Select All In This Folder • SELECT TO NEXT123While an index (nine-image/ Select [Select] with / on the Select an image you want to sixteen-image) screen (page control button, then press . delete with /// on the 42) is displayed, press control button, then press . (Delete). The (Delete) indicator appears on the • Note that you cannot restore deleted images. selected image. At this point, the image has not yet been deleted. Repeat this step for all of the images you want to delete. • To cancel a selection, select the image, then press on the control button again so that the indicator disappears. Deleting still images,

Formatting a

recording mediumTodelete all the images in the folder Select [All In This Folder] with on /CF the control button in step , then press switch . Select [OK], then press . All of Delete Exit OK the unprotected images in the folder are deleted. To cancel deleting, select [Cancel], then press . • You can also delete movies (page 99). Press (Delete) and select Insert the recording medium [OK] with on the control you want to format into the button, then press . camera. Select the recording The message “Access” appears, and the medium with the /CF images with the indicator have been switch. Set the mode dial deleted. to SET UP, and turn on the camera. To cancel deleting • The term “formatting” means preparing a Select [Exit] with on the control button, recording medium to record images; this then press . process is also called “initialization”. • When you format a recording medium, be aware that all of the data in the recording medium will be permanently erased. Protected images are also erased., Memory Stick Tool Memory Stick Tool 60min 1 Format: OK Format: OK Format1 2 Create REC. Folder: Cancel 2 Create REC. Folder: Cancel Change REC. Folder: Change REC. Folder: All data will be erased1122Ready?

OK

Cancel234When you format a “Memory Select [OK] with on the Select [OK] with on the

Stick”, select (Memory control button, then press . control button, then press . Stick Tool) with / on the The message “Formatting” appears. When

control button. To cancel the formatting this message disappears, the format is

When you format a CF card, Select [Cancel] with on the control complete.

select (CF Card Tool) with button, then press . • The “Memory Stick” is already formatted, and / on the control button. can be used immediately.

Select [Format] with on the • Be sure to format the CF card using this

camera. Otherwise, satisfactory performance control button, then press . may not be obtained. Deleting still images,

C hanging the menu settings When the /// marks How to setup and appear with an itemSet the mode dial to , P, S, A,

operate your camera There are items that are not displayed on M, SCN, or . the screen. Press /// on the control The usage of the menus and SET UP Press MENU. button to display these items. screen items is described below. The menu appears.

To turn off the menu display

MENU Mode dial Press MENU again. Control button Spot Center Multi • You cannot select items displayed in gray. Metering Mode • For a detailed description of the menu items, WB ISO Mode BRK see page 136. • The displayed items differ according to the mode dial position. Press / on the control button to select the item you want to set. • For a detailed description of the mode dial, see page 12. 800 Auto

ISO

WB ISO Mode BRK • When the mode dial is set to , press on the control button after selecting the item. Press / on the control button to select the desired setting. The selected setting is enlarged and the setting is entered.,

Changing the items in the H ow to use the jog dial To select the item SET UP screen The jog dial is used to change the setting

values when shooting with the manual Turn the jog dial to select the Set the mode dial to SET UP. adjustment modes (shutter speed priority item you want to set. The SET UP screen appears. mode, aperture priority mode, manual Move the yellow indication to select Camera 1 exposure mode), EV adjustment, focusing the item. 1 AF Mode: Single Digital Zoom: Smart manually or choosing AF range fi nder 60min VGA FINE 1012 M 98 Date/Time: Off frame. Red Eye Reduction: Off Hologram AF: Auto Auto Review: Off

SELECT

SAF 50 F5.6 0EV Press /// on the control button to select the item you Press the jog dial. want to set. The value turns yellow. The frame of the selected item turns 60min VGA FINE 101M 98 yellow. Select Set Setup21File Number: USB Connect: Video Out: OK Jog dial SAF 50 F5.6 0EV Clock Set: Cancel To set other items, press the jog dial and then select the Press on the control button desired item. to enter the setting. • You cannot select items displayed in gray.

To turn off the SET UP screen To select the value

display You can select values that are displayed in Set the mode dial to anything other than yellow. SET UP. Turn the jog dial to select the value • For a detailed description of the SET UP items, you want to set see page 140. The displayed value is set. Before advanced operations, Set the mode dial to P, S, A, M

Deciding the still or SCN. Creating or selecting

image quality a folder Press MENU. You can select the still image quality from The menu appears. Your camera can create multiple folders [Fine] (high quality) or [Standard]. within a recording medium. You can This camera is equipped with other Select (P.Quality) with /, select the folder used to store images methods to select the image quality. You then select the desired image before shooting, which is convenient for can select these settings using the [Mode] quality with /. organizing images. (REC Mode) item in the menu. These When not creating a new folder, items are as follows: [RAW] which records “101MSDCF” folder is selected as the raw data (page 79), [TIFF] which records Fine FINE recording folder. uncompressed data (page 80). Standard You can create folders up to “999MSDCF”. P.Quality MENU Mode dial Mode BRK M PFX Control button Mode dial Control button /CF switch • Up to 4,000 images can be stored in one folder. When the folder capacity is exceeded, a new folder is automatically created.,

Creating a new folder Changing the recording • You cannot select the “100MSDCF” folder as a

folder recording folder (page 107).• The image is stored in the newly selected Set the mode dial to SET folder. You cannot move recorded images to a UP, and select the recording Set the mode dial to SET different folder with this camera. medium with the /CF UP, and select the recording switch. medium with the /CF switch. Select (Memory Stick Tool) or (CF Card Tool) with /, Select (Memory Stick Tool) [Create REC. Folder] with or (CF Card Tool) with /, //, and [OK] with /, then [Change REC. Folder] with press . /, and [OK] with /, then The creating folder screen appears. press . 60min The recording folder selection screen Create REC. Folder appears. Creating REC. folder 102MSDCF Select REC. Folder Ready? 102 2/2 OK Folder Name:102MSDCF Cancel No. Of Files: 0 Created: 2005111:05:34AM

OK

Select [OK] with , then press CancelBACK/NEXT . A new folder is created with a number Select the desired folder with one higher than the largest number in /, and [OK] with , then the recording medium, and the folder press . becomes the recording folder.

To cancel changing the To cancel folder creation recording folder

Select [Cancel] in step or . Select [Cancel] in step or . • Once you create a new folder, you cannot delete the new folder with the camera. • Images are recorded in the newly created folder until a different folder is created or selected. 53 Before advanced operations, Q: To shoot a portrait against Q: To shoot a night scene?

Manual features light?

to photo-shooting situations After you are familiar with your camera, let’s shoot an image in various situations Shooting with shutter speed with some settings changed. This section Selecting a fl ash mode (page 69) priority mode (page 57) describes some representative manual Shooting a human subject in a bright place Using the fl ash in the auto adjustment shooting examples. can create dim facial shadows. This occurs mode restricts the shutter speed and the when the background is brighter than fl ash light does not reach distant subjects. Q: To shoot a portrait with its the person. In such cases, set the fl ash to The image, therefore, is not captured background blurred? (Forced fl ash). clearly. In such cases, slow the shutter You can shoot both the person and the speed manually, set the fl ash to (No background clearly. fl ash), and reduce the light using the EV • You can use the fl ash within the reach of the adjustment. You can then shoot a clear fl ash light. night scene. Shooting with aperture priority mode (page 58) When you want to enhance the person with the background blurred, adjust the aperture manually. The more the aperture is opened (the aperture value becomes smaller), the narrower the focus is. The background is blurred accordingly., Q: To shoot without fl ash? Q: To shoot a moving subject? Q: To shoot the beautiful afterglow of the sunset Selecting the ISO sensitivity Shooting with shutter speed (page 65) priority mode (page 57) Adjusting color tones (page 73) When you cannot use the fl ash or set the When shooting a moving person or If the image you shot is not expressed shutter speed slower, increase the ISO subject, set the shutter speed higher to in your desired colors, change the white rating. The higher rated ISO setting helps freeze the motion or set the shutter speed balance mode. Setting the white balance maximize the effect of the surrounding slower to get the fl ow of motion of the mode to (Daylight) enhances the light to shoot. subject. Adjust the shutter speed to express redness of the sunset. moment that is beyond what the human eye can see. Advanced still image shooting, Program Shift • When the fl ash mode setting is changed,

S hooting with Program Shift is canceled.You can change the aperture value and • Setting the mode dial to other than P or turning Program auto shutter speed combination while keeping off the power cancels Program Shift.

the brightness fi xed. In program auto mode, the camera automatically adjusts the shutter speed and Set the mode dial to P. the aperture according to the brightness of Select the aperture value and the subject just as in the auto adjustment shutter speed combination mode (mode dial: ). In addition, the program auto mode can change the with the jog dial. shooting settings in the menu, a feature 60min VGA FINE 101P 98 which the auto adjustment mode does not have (page 136). Jog dial SAF 250 F2.0 Shutter button “ ” is indicated while the aperture value and shutter speed combination is shifted. Shoot the image. To cancel Program Shift Turn the jog dial to return the indication from “ ” to “ ”. • You cannot shift the aperture value and shutter speed combination when the shutter button is Mode dial pressed halfway down. • When the brightness changes, the aperture value and shutter speed also change while maintaining the shift amount. • You may not be able to change the aperture value and shutter speed combination depending on your shooting situations., Set the mode dial to S. • When the shutter speed is high, the amount

Shooting with shutter of fl ash light may be insuffi cient even if you

Select a shutter speed with the strobes the fl ash.speed priority • You can adjust the exposure value (page 61). jog dial. You can adjust the shutter speed manually. 60min VGA FINE 101 S 98 If you shoot a moving subject at a higher shutter speed, it appears as if frozen on the image. At a lower shutter speed, the subject appears as if it is fl owing. Aperture value SAF 50 F2.0 0EV is automatically adjusted to attain correct exposure according to the brightness of the The shutter speed can be selected from 1/1000 to 30 seconds. subject. If you select certain shutter speeds*, the NR slow shutter function is automatically activated. In such cases, “NR” is indicated next to shutter speed indicator. * When [ISO] is [800]: High shutter speed Slow shutter speed Shutter speeds of 1/25 second or Jog dial slower When [ISO] is other than [800]: Shutter button Shutter speeds of 1/6 second or slower Shoot the image. • Shutter speeds of one second or longer are indicated with [“] after the value, such as 1”. • If the proper exposure is not obtained after making the settings, the setting value indicators on the screen fl ash when the shutter button is pressed halfway down. You can shoot in this condition, but we recommend that you adjust the fl ashing values again. • The fl ash is set to (Forced fl ash) or (No Mode dial fl ash). 57 Advanced still image shooting, NR slow shutter Shooting techniques The NR slow shutter mode reduces noise When shooting a moving person, car, or Shooting with from recorded images, providing clear spindrift, etc., using the high shutter speed, aperture priority images. When using certain shutter speeds*, you can express moment that is beyond what the camera automatically works the NR slow the human eye can see. mode shutter mode and “NR” is indicated next to the shutter speed indicator. You can adjust the amount of light that * When [ISO] is [800]: passes through the lens. If you open the Shutter speeds of 1/25 second or slower aperture (a smaller F-number), the amount When [ISO] is other than [800]: of light allowed into the lens increases and Shutter speeds of 1/6 second or slower the in-focus range becomes narrower. Only Press the shutter button When shooting a subject such as the fl ow the main subject is then in focus. When the fully down. of a river at a slower shutter speed, you can aperture is closed (a larger F-number), the create an image that captures the subject’s amount of light decreases and the in-focus fl owing movement. In such cases, use of a tripod is recommended to prevent camera range becomes wider. The whole image is shake. sharpened. Then the screen turns The shutter speed is automatically adjusted black. Capturing to obtain correct exposure according to the brightness of the subject. Finally, when “Processing” • When you hand-hold the camera, adjust Processing disappears, the image the shutter speed in a range where has been recorded. (Vibration warning indicator) is not indicated. Open the aperture Close the aperture • To eliminate the effects of vibration, use of a tripod is recommended. • When a slow shutter speed is set, the processing may take some time. This is because the camera works to remove noise during the time set by the shutter speed setting., Jog dial • The range of values that can be selected varies, depending on the zoom position. Shooting techniques Shutter button • The shutter speed is automatically adjusted The depth of fi eld is the in-focus range. from 1/1000 to 8 seconds. When you set an Opening the aperture makes the depth of aperture value of F5.6 or more, the values start fi eld shallower (the in-focus range becomes from 1/2000 second. narrower) and closing the aperture makes • If the proper exposure is not obtained after the depth of fi eld wider (the in-focus range making the settings, the setting value indicators becomes wider). on the screen fl ash when the shutter button is Open the pressed halfway down. You can shoot in this aperture condition, but we recommend that you adjust The subject is the fl ashing values again. clear and its • The fl ash is set to (Forced fl ash), SL (Slow background is synchro) or (No fl ash). blurred. • You can adjust the exposure value (page 61). Mode dial Set the mode dial to A. Close the aperture Both the Select an aperture value with subject and its the jog dial. background are focused on. 60min VGA FINE 101 A 98 Adjust the aperture to suit your purpose, either to sharpen the specifi c area of image, or to focus on the entire image. SAF 50 F2.2 0EV The range of values that can be selected varies, depending on the zoom position. The aperture value can be selected from F2.8 to F8. Shoot the image. Advanced still image shooting, Jog dial

Shooting with manual S electing the

exposure mode Shutter button metering method You can manually adjust the shutter speed You can select a metering mode to and aperture values. determine the exposure, depending on The difference between the set value and what part of the subject is used to measure. the appropriate exposure determined by the camera is displayed on the screen as M ulti-pattern metering (No indicator) the EV value (page 61). 0EV indicates the The image is split up into multiple zones, most suitable value set by the camera. each of which are evaluated individually. The camera maintains the setting even The camera calculates the best-fi t exposure when the power is turned off. based on the subject’s position and Once you set a value you like, you can background brightness. Mode dial reproduce the same exposure by simply The default setting is multi-pattern setting the mode dial to M. Set the mode dial to M. metering. Select the shutter speed value. Center-weighted metering ( ) Select the shutter speed value with the Metering is performed with priority given jog dial (page 51). to the center of the image. The camera determines the exposure based on the Select the aperture value. brightness of a subject near the center. Select the aperture value with the jog dial (page 51). S pot metering ( ) Spot metering allows you to meter for Shoot the image. the subject directly in a small area of the • If the proper exposure is not obtained after whole image. This lets you adjust the making the settings, the setting value indicators exposure to the subject even when the on the screen fl ash when the shutter button is subject is backlit or there is strong contrast pressed halfway down. You can shoot in this between the subject and the background. condition, but we recommend that you adjust the fl ashing values again. • The fl ash is set to (Forced fl ash) or (No fl ash)., MENU Mode dial • When using center-weighted metering or spot metering, to focus on the same spot as used Control button A djusting the for metering, we recommend using the center weighted AF range fi nder frame (page 66). exposure • You cannot select the metering mode when using the NightFraming/NightShot function. — EV adjustment You can manually shift the exposure value determined by the camera. Use this mode when you do not get the proper exposure, for instance, the subject and its background have high contrast Set the mode dial to P, S, A, M, (light and dark). The value can be set a SCN or . range from +2.0EV to –2.0EV, in 1/3EV increments. Press MENU. The menu appears. Select (Metering Mode) with /, then select the desired metering mode with /. Adjust Adjust toward – toward + When selecting [Spot] in Step , position the spot metering cross hair on one point of the subject you want to shoot. 60min VGA FINE 101 Spot metering cross hair SAF 250 F2.0 Advanced still image shooting, Jog dial Mode dial D isplaying a histogram • The histogram also appears when you press while playing back a single image (page A histogram is a graph showing the 42) or during Quick Review (page 31). brightness of an image. The horizontal axis • The histogram does not appear in the following shows the brightness, and the vertical axis cases: shows the number of pixels. – When the menu is displayed The graph display indicates a dark image – During Quick Review of an image recorded when skewed to the left side, and a bright in Exposure Bracket mode – When using playback zoom image when skewed to the right side. – When shooting or playing back movies The histogram is a useful reference for • appears and the histogram does not appear checking the exposure during recording in the following cases: Set the mode dial to P, S, A, and playback when the screen is hard to – When recording in the digital zoom range be seen. – When the image size is [3:2] SCN or . – When playing back Multi Burst mode images 80 VGA FINE 101 – When a still image is rotated Press (exposure). 4 • The histogram before recording represents the histogram of the image displayed on the Select the desired exposure screen at that time. A difference occurs in value with the jog dial. the histogram before and after you press the Dark Bright 0EV shutter button. When this happens, check the The value of the exposure adjustment is displayed. Adjust the exposure value Brightness histogram while playing back a single-image or during Quick Review. while checking the brightness of the In particular a large difference may appear in background. Set the mode dial to P, S, A or the following cases: 60min VGA FINE 101 SCN. – When the fl ash strobesP 98 – When using the NightFraming function Press to display the – When the shutter speed is slow or high • The histogram may not appear for images histogram. recorded using other cameras.. SAF 50 F2.2 +1.3EV Adjust the exposure based on To reactivate auto exposure the histogram. Select [0EV] in step . • The histogram also appears when the mode • When the subject is extremely bright or dial is set to or M, but the EV adjustment is extremely dark, or when you are using the deactivated. fl ash, the adjustment may not work. Number of pixels, Shooting techniques When shooting a dark subject that fi lls the When shooting images, the camera frame, the camera may judge that the subject Shooting with the automatically sets the exposure. is dark and set a brighter exposure for the When shooting a whitish overall image such image. In such cases, adjusting the exposure exposure fi xed as a backlit subject or a snowy scene, the in the (minus) direction is effective. — AE LOCK camera may judge that the subject is bright and set a darker exposure for the image. In You can lock the exposure before such cases, adjusting the exposure in the + recomposing the image. (plus) direction is effective. This is useful when the contrast of the subject and its background is extremely high or you shoot a backlit subject. AE LOCK Adjust in the – direction Shutter button Adjust in the + direction Refer to the histogram and adjust so that the image is not overexposed (white out) or underexposed (black out). Try various images with different exposures to fi nd the brightness that suits your taste. Mode dial Set the mode dial to P, S, A, SCN or . Advanced still image shooting, Target the subject for which Shooting techniques you want to meter the The camera automatically adjusts the Shooting three exposure, then press AE exposure according to the subject. images with the If you change the composition of your shot, LOCK. the exposure may be changed, such as by exposure shifted The exposure is fi xed and the changes in the brightness of the background. indicator appears. In such cases, use the AE lock function. You — Exposure Bracket 60min VGA FINE 101 can shoot freely, regardless of the brightness P 98 In addition to an image with the exposure of the subject. automatically set by the camera, two other To determine the exposure, measure the images are recorded with exposure values exposure of the desired portion of the subject shifted to the + and – sides. SAF 250 F2.0 0EV using either center-weighted metering or the If you cannot shoot with the proper spot metering function. Press AE LOCK to brightness due to the brightness of the lock the exposure, and then recompose the Recompose the image and subject, use the Exposure Bracket mode.picture and shoot. press and hold the shutter You can select the image that has a suitable Portion of the image button halfway down. used to determine the exposure after shooting. The focus is automatically adjusted. exposure Control button Press the shutter button fully Shutter button down.

To release AE LOCK

Carry out one of the followings: • Press AE LOCK again after Step . • Release your fi nger from the shutter button after Step . • Press down the shutter button in Step .

MENU

Mode dial, First shot (Adjusted in the + direction) Select [BRK] (Bracket Step) with /, then select the Selecting the ISO desired bracket step value sensitivity /. — ISO ±1.0EV: Shifts the exposure value by plus or minus 1.0EV. You can change the camera’s sensitivity Second shot ±0.7EV: Shifts the exposure value by to light. When you select a high-number (Proper exposure set by the camera) plus or minus 0.7EV. setting, you can shoot in a dark place. ±0.3EV: Shifts the exposure value by Normally, the ISO sensitivity is set to plus or minus 0.3EV. [Auto]. When set to [Auto], the ISO sensitivity is automatically increased in a Shoot the image. dark place. Third shot (Adjusted in the – direction) To return to normal mode MENU Mode dial Select [Normal] in step . Control button • You may not be able to use the Exposure Bracket mode depending on the Scene Selection mode (page 41). • You cannot use the fl ash in this mode. • The focus and white balance are adjusted for the fi rst image, and these settings are also used Set the mode dial to P, S, A, M for the other images. or SCN. • When the exposure is manually adjusted (page 61), the exposure is shifted based on the Press MENU. adjusted brightness. Set the mode dial to P, S, A or • The recording interval is approximately 0.3 The menu appears. M.second. Select [Mode] (REC Mode) • If the subject is too bright or too dark, you may Press MENU. be unable to shoot properly with the selected with /, then [Exp Brktg] with bracket step value. The menu appears. /. • You cannot select certain shutter speeds*. * When [ISO] is [800]: Shutter speeds of 1/25 second or slower When [ISO] is other than [800]: Shutter speeds of 1/6 second or slower Advanced still image shooting, Select [ISO] with /, then Choosing a focus range select desired setting with Choosing an auto fi nder frame — AF range /. focus method fi nder Choose from [800], [400], [200], Multipoint AF ( ) [100], or [Auto]. You can set the AF range fi nder frame and the AF mode. The camera calculates the distance in fi ve places to the top, the bottom, the left, To return to normal mode AF range fi nder frame the right, and in the center of the image, Select [Auto] in step . This selects the focus position according to letting you shoot using the auto focus the subject position and size. • To reduce camera shake, select a large number. function without worrying about the image You can shoot a subject with higher shutter AF Mode composition. This is useful when it is speed. This sets the focus operation start and stop diffi cult to focus on the subject because it • When selecting a large number, the image timing. is not in the center of the frame. You can becomes noisy. To give priority to image check the position where the focus was quality, select a small number. FOCUS Mode dial adjusted using the green frame. FRAME The default setting is Multipoint AF. C enter AF ( ) The AF range fi nder is only the center of the frame. You can shoot in desired image composition using the AF lock method. Flexible Spot AF ( ) This is useful when focusing on an extremely small subject or a narrow area. Control button Flexible Spot AF lets you shoot in the desired image composition. This is useful when you shoot using a tripod and the subject is out of the center area. When shooting a moving subject, take care to hold the camera steady so that the subject does not deviate from the range fi nder frame., Set the mode dial to P, S, A, M, When selecting Flexible AF • When selecting Flexible AF frame movement, AF mode is set to Monitoring AF and pressing SCN or . frame movement in Step , turns to the mode set in the SET UP move the AF range fi nder settings. Press FOCUS to switch to AF frame to the portion you want • When you use the digital zoom or hologram range fi nder frame select. AF, priority AF movement is given to subjects to focus on with ///, then Each time you press FOCUS, the in or near the center of the frame. In this case, setting changes in the following order. press . the AF range fi nder frame indicator fl ashes and the AF range fi nder frame is not displayed. AF range fi nder frame select 60min VGA FINE 101P 98 • Some settings cannot be selected depending on the Scene Selection mode (page 41). Focus preset Press FRAME repeatedly to MOVE OK select the desired mode. Each time you press FRAME, the When you press and hold the shutter button halfway down, and the focus setting changes in the following order. is adjusted, the color of the AF range Multipoint AF Center AF fi nder frame changes from white or Flexible Spot AF Flexible AF yellow to green. frame movement 60min VGA FINE 101 P 98 To return to Multipoint AF AF range Select Multipoint AF in step . fi nder frame SAF 250 F2.0 0EV To set the position of the AF AF range range fi nder frame again fi nder frame indicator Press FRAME in step . When selecting Flexible AF frame • When you are shooting movies and you choose movement, the color of the AF range Multipoint AF, the distance to the center of the fi nder frame changes from white to screen is estimated as an average, so the AF works even with a certain amount of vibration. yellow. The AF range fi nder frame indicator is . Center AF and Flexible Spot AF automatically focus only on selected frame, so this is convenient when you want to focus only on what you aim at. 67 Advanced still image shooting,

Choosing a focus operation • The focus is not adjusted after the lock is Set the mode dial to SET UP.

— AF Mode completed in the following cases, and the “C AF” indicator fl ashes. The camera operates in Select 1 (Camera 1) with , Monitoring AF mode. S ingle AF ( S AF ) – When shooting in the dark place then select [AF Mode] with This mode is useful for shooting stationary – When shooting with a slow shutter speed /. subjects. The focus is not adjusted before – When using the NightFraming/NightShot you press and hold the shutter button functions Select the desired mode with halfway down. After you press and hold • There is no lock sound when the focus is //, then press . the shutter button halfway down and AF achieved. • When you press the shutter button all the way Camera 1 lock is complete, the focus is locked. down using the self-timer, the focus is locked. 1 AF Mode: Single The default setting is Single AF. 2 Digital Zoom: Monitor• Battery consumption may be higher than in any Date/Time: Cont other AF mode. Red Eye Reduction:1 M onitoring AF ( M AF ) Hologram AF:2 Auto Review: This shortens the time needed for focusing. Timing diagram for focus lock The camera automatically adjusts the focus before you press and hold the shutter Single AF button halfway down, letting you compose Monitoring AF images with the focus already adjusted. Continuous AF After you press and hold the shutter button halfway down and AF lock is complete, the [a] [b] [c] focus is locked. • Battery consumption may be higher than in [a] Shutter button pressed halfway down Single AF mode. [b] AE/AF locked [c] Shutter button pressed fully down C ontinuous AF ( C AF ) The camera adjusts the focus before you press and hold the shutter button halfway down, and then continues to adjust the focus even after AF lock is completed. This allows shooting of moving subjects with continued focus. However, focus adjustment may not be able to keep up when shooting fast moving subjects. The AF range fi nder frame is Center AF., Press FOCUS to switch to

S etting the distance focus preset. S electing a fl ash

to the subject Each time you press FOCUS, the mode setting changes in the following order. — Focus preset Focus preset Normally, the fl ash automatically pops When shooting an image using a up and strobes when the surroundings are previously set distance to the subject, or AF range fi nder frame select dark. You can intentionally change the when shooting a subject through a net or fl ash mode.The focus is fi xed and the (manual through window glass, it is diffi cult to focus) indicator appears. Auto (No indicator) get the proper focus in auto focus mode. The camera decides to use the fl ash based In these cases, use of the Focus preset is Turn the jog dial to select the on lighting conditions. The default setting convenient. desired focus setting. is Auto. Jog dial Mode dial You can select from the following distance settings: Forced fl ash ( ) FOCUS 0.1 m, 0.2 m, 0.3 m, 0.5 m, 0.8 m, The fl ash fi res regardless of the amount of 1.0 m, 1.5 m, 2.0 m, 3.0 m, 5.0 m, ambient light. 7.0 m, 10 m, 15 m, and ∞ (infi nity) S low synchro ( SL ) The fl ash fi res regardless of the amount of To reactivate auto focusing ambient light. Press FOCUS again so that the focus In this mode, the shutter speed becomes setting information disappears. slower under dark conditions, so you can • Focus setting information is approximate, and clearly shoot a background that is out of Set the mode dial to P, S, A, M, should be used as a reference. the fl ash-lit area.• If you point the lens up or down, the error will SCN, or . increase. No fl ash ( ) • When you select 0.1 m, 0.2 m, 0.3 m with The fl ash does not fi re regardless of the the zoom set to the T side, you may not get amount of ambient light. a clear focus. In such cases, the focus setting information fl ashes. Press the zoom W button repeatedly until the indicator stops fl ashing. • Some settings cannot be selected depending on the Scene Selection mode (page 41). • The focus preset does not work properly when attaching a conversion lens (not supplied). Advanced still image shooting, Mode dial • When using the SL (Slow synchro) orToprevent subjects’ eyes from (No fl ash) mode, the shutter speed becomes Control button slower in dark places, so using a tripod is appearing red recommended. The flash pre-strobes twice or more before • While charging the fl ash, the CHG/ lamp shooting to reduce the red-eye phenomenon. fl ashes. After the charging is complete, the Set [Red Eye Reduction] to [On] in the SET lamp goes out and fl ash mode is ready. UP settings (page 140). The indicator • You can change the brightness of the fl ash appears on the LCD screen. using [Flash Level] in the menu settings (page 71). (Except when the mode dial is set to .) • You can mount an external fl ash on this camera (page 72). Set the mode dial to , P, S, A, M or SCN. Red-eye reduction takes approximately one second before actually shooting the image, so hold the camera firmly to avoid shaking. Select the desired mode with In addition, be sure to tell the subject to ( ). hold still. The selected fl ash mode indicator appears enlarged on the LCD screen • Red-eye reduction may not produce the (page 140). desired effects depending on individual differences, the distance to the subject, 60min VGA 101 P 98 if the subject does not see the pre-strobe, or other conditions. In addition, red-eye reduction is more effective under bright lighting and when closer to the subject. SAF 250 F2.0 • If the menu is currently displayed, press MENU first so that the menu disappears. • The recommended distance using the fl ash is about 0.4 m to3m(15 3/4 inches to 118 1/8 inches) (W)/0.4 m to 2.5 m (15 3/4 inches to 98 1/2 inches) (T) (when [ISO] is set to [Auto])., Shooting techniques The SL (Slow synchro) is effective when Making the best of the fl ash gives you you shoot a person during a sunset and Adjusting the fl ash various options. the like. You can shoot the person clearly level using the fl ash light and the background When you set the fl ash mode to (Forced using a long exposure. If the camera cannot — Flash Level fl ash), you can shoot a back-lit subject shoot clearly using the slow shutter, it brightly. An effect in which the fl ash light automatically increases the ISO number. You can adjust the amount of fl ash light. refl ects in the subject’s eye is also available. We recommend you use a tripod to prevent MENU Mode dial camera shake. Control button When the fl ash mode is set to Auto, the fl ash may strobe regardless of your intentions. In such situations, setting the fl ash mode to (No fl ash) slows the shutter speed automatically. This is effective when you shoot the trail of a car, the spectrum of a Set the mode dial to P, S, A, M light, or the sunset. We recommend you use a or SCN. tripod to prevent camera shake. Press MENU. The menu appears. Select [ ] (Flash Level) with /, then select the desired setting with /. +: Makes the fl ash level higher than normal. Normal: Normal setting. –: Makes the fl ash level lower than normal. • You may not be able to set the fl ash level depending on the Scene Selection mode (page 41). 71 Advanced still image shooting, • You cannot have an external fl ash and the built- Using the Sony Flash

Using an external in fl ash strobe at the same time.

• If you use two or more external fl ashes at the You can mount the Sony HVL-F32X fl ash same time, note that the camera may not be or HVL-F1000 fl ash on the advanced able to function properly, or that may cause a accessory shoe of your camera. The HVL- Y ou can mount an optional external fl ash. malfunction. F32X is also equipped with automatic fl ash Using an external fl ash increases the • When the proper white balance is not set level adjustment and AF fi ll light shooting amount of light and that will allow you to using an external fl ash, set the fl ash mode to functions. shoot more vivid fl ash pictures than when (Forced fl ash) or SL (Slow synchro), then set the white balance using the (one-push using the internal fl ash. For details, refer Mount the external fl ash on SET) (page 73). to the operating instructions supplied with the advanced accessory shoe. your fl ash. Plug the fl ash into the ACC ACC (accessory) jack (accessory) jack. Advanced accessory shoe When using the HVL-F32X, skip Step . Mode dial Turn on the external fl ash. Shutter button Set the mode dial to , P, S, A, M or SCN. Shoot the image. Control button,

Using a commercially • The fl ash guide number varies according to the

available external fl ash ISO sensitivity (page 65) of the camera, so be Adjusting color tonessure to check the ISO number. You can mount a commercially available • Note that the camera may not function external fl ash that supports the advanced properly or may malfunction when using a — White Balance accessory shoe. fl ash manufactured by another company for a Normally, this camera adjusts color specifi c camera (generally a fl ash with multiple tones automatically, but you can also Mount the external fl ash to the contact points on the advanced accessory select the following modes according to advanced accessory shoe. shoe), a high-voltage type fl ash, or a fl ash accessory. your shooting situations. The color of Set the mode dial to SET UP. • Depending on the type of commercially the subject that you see will be captured available external fl ash, you may be unable to according to the lighting conditions. Select (Camera 2) with /, use some functions, and other operations may When you want to fi x the conditions under 2 be diffi cult. [Flash] with //, [Ext.] with which the image is captured, or when the color of the entire image seems to be a /, then press . bit unnatural, it is recommended that you Turn on the external fl ash. adjust the white balance. Set the mode dial to M or A. Auto (No indicator) The white balance is set automatically in The fl ash also strobes when the mode response to the condition of the subject. dial is set to , P, S or SCN, but we The default setting is Auto. recommend recording with the mode dial set to M or A. (Color temperature: about 3000-7000 K) Shoot the image. (Daylight) Used when shooting outdoors, and for • If you record with [Flash] set to [Int.] in the shooting at night, under neon lights, for SET UP settings, the built-in fl ash may pop up. fi reworks, sunrise, and twilight gloom. If this happens, return the built-in fl ash to its (Color temperature: about 5500 K) original position and set [Flash] to [Ext.] (page 140). (Cloudy) • When you set [Flash] to [Ext.] in the SET UP Used when shooting under a cloudy sky. settings, is indicated. In this case, the built-in fl ash is disabled. (Color temperature: about 6500 K) • Set the most appropriate aperture value according to the guide number of the fl ash used and the distance to the subject. Advanced still image shooting, (Fluorescent) To capture the basic white color Used when shooting under fl uorescent MENU Mode dial in (One push SET) mode lights. Control button This mode memorizes the basic white (Color temperature: about 4000 K) color in the shooting situation for the (Incandescent) (One push) mode. Use this mode when the • Used when shooting, for example, at other modes cannot set the color properly. a party, where the lighting conditions 1 Select [ ] (One push). change often. 2 Frame a white object such as a piece of • Used in a studio, or under video lights. paper fi lling the screen under the same (Color temperature: about 3200 K) lighting conditions as you will shoot the WB (Flash) subject. Set the mode dial to P, S, A, M, Adjusts the white balance only to the fl ash conditions. SCN or . 3 Select [ ] (One push SET) with . The screen momentarily turns black and This mode cannot be used with movies. Press MENU. indicator fl ashes quickly. (Color temperature: about 6000 K) The menu appears. When the white balance has been (One push) adjusted and stored in the memory, Select [WB] (White Bal) with For adjusting the white balance depending (One push) is selected again. on the light source. /, then select the desired • When the indicator fl ashes slowly, the (Color temperature: about 2000-10000 K) setting with /. white balance is not set or was not able to be set. Record in automatic white balance mode. (One push SET) Memorizes the basic white color which To return to automatic settings • Do not shake or strike the camera while the indicator fl ashes quickly. will be used in (One push) mode. Select [Auto] in step . • When fl ash mode is set to (Forced fl ash) • or SL(Slow synchro), the white balance Under fl uorescent lights that fl icker, even if is adjusted to the condition with the fl ash you choose , the white balance may not be emitting. properly adjusted. • When the fl ash strobes, the manual setting is canceled, and the image is recorded in [Auto] mode (except in WB(Flash) mode or (One push) mode)., • When the battery power decreases with use or The maximum number of images

S hooting the capacity of the recording medium is full, shot continuously

recording stops even if you press and hold the continuously shutter button. S peed Burst (Units: images) Image This mode is used for continuous shooting. Set the mode dial to , P, S, A, quality Fine Standard The maximum number of images you can M or SCN. Image size shoot per one shooting depends on the image size and image quality settings. Press MENU. 7M883:288The menu appears. 5M88Speed Burst ( S ) Select [Mode] (REC Mode) 3M88You can shoot images with a short interval with /, then select [Speed 1M88(approx. 0.4 second). Burst] or [Burst] with /. VGA (E-Mail) 8 8 Burst ( ) Shoot the image. The shooting interval (approx. 1.0 second) Burst (Units: images) becomes longer than Speed Burst, but even When you press and hold down the Image shutter button, the camera records more frames can be shot continuously. quality Fine Standard the maximum number of images in Image size Control button succession. If you release the shutter button, shooting will stop at that point. 7M 15 28 Shutter button When “Recording” disappears, you 3:2 15 28 can shoot the next image. 5M 20 37 3M 31 57 1M 77 100 VGA (E-Mail) 100 100 To return to normal mode Select [Normal] in step .

MENU

Mode dial Advanced still image shooting, • The fl ash is set to (No fl ash). Select M (Interval) with /, • When recording with the self timer, a series Recording 16 frames then select the desired frame of maximum eight images in Speed Burst mode or maximum fi ve images in Burst mode in succession interval with /. are recorded each time you press the shutter You can choose the frame interval button. — Multi Burst from [1/7.5], [1/15] or [1/30] second. • You may not be able to shoot images in This mode records 16 frames in succession succession depending on the Scene Selection each time you press the shutter button. mode (page 41). This is convenient for checking your form 1/7.5 1/15 in sports, for example. 1/30 1/30 Interval

M

Control button Mode BRK PFX Shutter button Shoot the image. A continuous burst of 16 frames are recorded within a single still image (image size 1M). • You cannot use the following functions in Multi Burst mode: – Smart zoom – Flash – Inserting the date and time – NightFraming • When the mode dial is set to , frame interval ME NU is automatically set to [1/30]. Mode dial • You cannot set the shutter speed to lower than the frame interval time. Set the mode dial to , P, S, A, • See page 85 to play back images recorded in M or SCN. Multi Burst mode using this camera. • For the number of images that can be recorded Press MENU. in Multi Burst mode, see pages 134, 135. The menu appears. • You may not be able to shoot images in Multi Burst mode depending on the Scene Selection Select [Mode] (REC Mode) mode (page 41). with /, then select [Multi 76 Burst] with /.,

N ightFraming • While using the NightFraming function: S hooting in the dark – The white balance is set to Auto.The NightFraming function enables you – The metering mode is set to multi-pattern

to check a subject even at night and then Each time you press NIGHTFRAMING/ metering.record with natural colors using the fl ash. – The AF range fi nder frame is not displayed. NIGHTSHOT, this function changes The centrally-located subject has priority to cyclically in the following order: Set the mode dial to or P. focus on. NightFraming NightShot off – If you perform any invalid operation while Select NightFraming with using the NightFraming function, the Mode dial NIGHTFRAMING/NIGHTSHOT. indicator fl ashes and the “Night Framing” NIGHTFRAMING/ The and “Night Framing” indicator lights for about fi ve seconds. • When using the NightFraming function, you NIGHTSHOT indicators light. The “Night Framing” cannot use the following functions. indicator turns off after fi ve seconds. – Turning the LCD screen off 60min VGA 101P4– AE lock – Focus preset • When you press the shutter button halfway "Night Framing" down, you will hear a sound, but this is not the sound of the shutter releasing. The image is not SAF recorded yet. • When [Hologram AF] is set to [Off], you may Press and hold the shutter not get a clear focus. Setting [Hologram AF] to Shutter button button halfway down. [Auto] is recommended (page 140). Infrared ray emitter • When using the following functions, you The focus is automatically adjusted. cannot use the NightFraming function. • The infrared ray light reaches within approx. Press the shutter button fully – Exposure Bracket 2.3 m (90 5/8 inches) (W)/2.2 m – Burst (86 5/8 inches) (T). down. – Multi Burst The shutter sounds, the fl ash strobes and the image is recorded.

To cancel the NightFraming

function Release the NightFraming function with NIGHTFRAMING/NIGHTSHOT in step . Advanced still image shooting,

NightShot • While using the NightShot function:

– The white balance is set to Auto. The NightShot function lets you shoot S hooting with special – The metering mode is set to center weighted. subjects in dark places without the fl ash – If you perform any invalid operation, the effects such as camp scenes at night or nocturnal indicator fl ashes, and the “Night Shot” plants and animals. Note that images indicator lights for about fi ve seconds. — Picture Effect recorded using the NightShot function • While using the NightShot function, you cannot use the following functions: You can digitally process images to obtain become greenish. – Turning the LCD screen off special effects. Set the mode dial to , P or – AE lock – Shooting with hologram AF B&W . – Shooting with the fl ash The picture is – Focus preset monochrome (black Select NightShot with – Adjusting the saturation, contrast, and and white). NIGHTFRAMING/NIGHTSHOT. sharpness The and “Night Shot” indicators • Do not use the NightShot function in bright light. The “Night Shot” indicator turns places (e.g.outdoors in the daytime). This may off after fi ve seconds. cause your camera to malfunction. S epia 60min VGA 101P4The picture is sepia- toned like an old "Night Shot" photograph.

SAF

Shoot the image.

To cancel the NightShot

function Release the NightShot function with NIGHTFRAMING/NIGHTSHOT in step ., Control button Press MENU. Shutter button Shooting still images The menu appears. in RAW mode Select [Mode] (REC Mode) — RAW with /, then select [RAW] Used when you want to record the raw data with . directly onto the recording medium as it Shoot the image. is. The data can be reproduced with much You can do the next shooting after less deterioration in image processing and “Recording” disappears from the be displayed using the exclusive software screen. provided. A compressed JPEG format image like that MENU To return to normal modeis recorded in normal shooting is recorded Mode dial at the same time. Select [Normal] in step . Set the mode dial to P, S, A, M, • To reproduce a RAW data fi le using a Control button SCN or . computer, software is required. Install the “Image Data Converter Ver.2.0” (for Windows Shutter button Press MENU. / Macintosh), “Picture Package” (for Windows) or “Image Data Converter Ver.1.5” (for The menu appears. Macintosh) software on the supplied CD-ROM on your computer. Since a RAW data fi le is a Select [PFX] (P. Effect) with special type of fi le, ordinary software cannot /, then select the desired open a RAW data fi le. mode with /. • The JPEG image is also recorded in the image size selected by the Image Size setup (page Shoot the image. 24). (However, [3:2] cannot be selected.) RAW data images are recorded in [7M] size. • Writing data takes more time than in normal

To cancel Picture Effects recording mode.

Select [Off] in step . MENU • Digital zoom cannot be used. Mode dial • For the number of images that can be recorded, see pages 133, 135. • Picture Effect setting is not maintained when Set the mode dial to , P, S, A, the power is turned off. M or SCN. Advanced still image shooting, Select [Mode] (REC Mode)

Shooting images with /, then select [TIFF] Using a conversion

without compression with / . lens — TIFF Shoot the image. Using a conversion lens (not supplied) will Used when you record an image in You can do the next shooting after allow you to shoot with enhanced wide uncompressed fi le format. The image “Recording” disappears from the or telephoto effects. For details, please quality does not deteriorate. Images screen. consult the operating instructions supplied recorded in this mode are suitable for with your conversion lens. fi ne printing. A compressed JPEG format To return to normal mode • Always turn off the camera before image like that recorded in normal Select [Normal] in step . mounting or removing the conversion shooting is recorded at the same time. lens. Failure to do so may result in • JPEG images are also recorded in the image Control button damage or other malfunction.size selected by the Image Size setup (page • When using the built-in fl ash, the light 24). Uncompressed (TIFF) images are recorded Shutter button from the built-in fl ash may be blocked, in [7M] size except when [3:2] is selected. causing the lens shadow to appear. We • Writing data takes more time than in normal recommend using the Sony optional recording mode. external fl ash. • For the number of images that can be recorded, see pages 133, 135.

Notes on using the Sony VCL- DEH07VA wide end conversion

lens • You cannot shoot with the NightFraming or NightShot functions. • The camera automatically switches to the macro recording mode. However, is not MENU displayed. Mode dial • The zoom feature cannot be used. • The built-in hologram AF cannot be used. We Set the mode dial to , P, S, A, recommend using the Sony HVL-F32X fl ash. M or SCN. Press MENU. The menu appears.,

Notes on using the Sony VCL-DEH17VA telephoto end Using the lens hood

conversion lens • Set the zoom to the T (telephoto) side. Moving Attaching the optional lens hood the zoom to the W (wide) side may cause the obscures unnecessary light and prevents lens shadow to appear or make it diffi cult to deterioration of your images caused by focus. glare. • When shooting with the NightShot function, For details, please consult the operating the infrared rays may be blocked by the lens. instructions supplied with your lens hood. We recommend using the Sony HVL-IRM infrared light. • When using the built-in fl ash, the light from • When shooting with the NightFraming the built-in fl ash may be blocked, causing the function, use both the Sony HVL-F32X lens shadow to appear. We recommend using fl ash and the Sony HVL-IRM infrared light. the Sony optional external fl ash. However, note that the image may gain a • Also, the hologram AF or infrared ray reddish tint. functions may be affected by use of the lens hood. Advanced still image shooting, Select the desired folder with Single screen

S electing the folder /. 60min VGA 101 9/9

and playing back Select Folder102 2/2 images Folder Name:102MSDCFNo. Of Files: 9 Created: 2005111:05:34AM Select the folder that images you want to OK 101-0009 20051110:30PM BACK/NEXT VOLUMECancel play back are stored. BACK/NEXT I ndex (nine-image) screen Select [OK] with , then press MENU Mode dial . Control button

To cancel the selection

In step , select [Cancel]. • SINGLE DISPLAY

When multiple folders are Index (sixteen-image) screen

created in the recording medium W hen the fi rst or last image in the folder is Set the mode dial to . displayed, the following indicators appear on the screen. SINGLE DISPLAY Press MENU. •: Moves to the previous folder. The menu appears. : Moves to the next folder. • When no images are stored in the folder, “No : Moves to both the previous and next fi le in this folder” appears. Select (Folder) with , then folders. press .,

Enlarging an image Adjust the image size with Enlarging a portion of — Playback zoom / (playback zoom).

a still image Set the mode dial to . You can enlarge a part of an image up to fi ve times the original size. Display the image to be You can also record the magnified image enlarged with /. as a new file. Control button Mode dial Press (playback zoom) to zoom in on the image. Select the desired portion of the image with / To cancel playback zoom/ / . Press . Press • You cannot use playback zoom for movies and Multi Burst images. • If you press (playback zoom) while a non- Press Press enlarged image is displayed, the LCD screen switches to the index screen. (page 43) MENU • You can enlarge the images displayed with the Quick Review function (page 31) by performing steps to Press : To view more of the top of the image : To view more of the bottom of the image : To view more of the left side of the image : To view more of the right side of the image Advanced still image viewing,

R ecording an enlarged Interval

image – Trimming P laying back 3 sec/5 sec/10 sec/30 sec/1 min successive images Image Press MENU after playback Folder: Plays back all images in the zoom. — Slide Show selected folder. The menu appears. You can play back recorded images in All: Plays back all images stored in the recording medium. Select [Trimming] with , then order. This function is useful for checking press . your images or for presentations, etc. Repeat On: Plays back images in a continuous Select the image size with /, loop. MENU Mode dial then press . Off: After all the images have been The image is recorded, and the image Control button played back, the slide show ends. on the LCD screen returns to the Select [Start] with /, then normal size after recording. press . • The trimmed image is recorded in the The slide show begins. recording folder as the newest fi le, and the original image is retained. • The trimmed image may suffer some To cancel the slide show setting deterioration in image quality. Select [Cancel] in step . • You cannot trim to 3:2-sized image. • You cannot trim RAW data fi les/uncompressed (TIFF) images. Set the mode dial to . To stop slide show playback • You cannot trim images displayed with Quick Press , select [Exit] with , then press Review. Press MENU. again. The menu appears. Select (Slide) with /, then To skip to the next/previous image during the slide show press . Press (next) or (previous). Set the following items with ///. • The interval settings time are just guidelines, so it may vary depending on the image., Set the mode dial to , and

Rotating still images display the image to rotate. P laying back images

You can rotate an image recorded in shot in Multi Burst Press MENU. portrait orientation and display it in The menu appears. mode landscape orientation. Select (Rotate) with /, You can play back Multi Burst images then press . continuously or play them back frame by frame. This function is used for checking Select with , then rotate the image. the image with /. MENU Mode dial Select [OK] with /, then press . Control button

To cancel rotation

Select [Cancel] in step or , then press . • You cannot rotate protected images/movies/ MENU Mode dial Multi Burst images/RAW data fi les/ uncompressed (TIFF) images. Control button • You may not be able to rotate images shot with • When Multi Burst images are played back on other cameras. a computer or on a camera without the Multi • When viewing images on a computer, Burst function, the 16 frames you shot will the image rotation information may not be displayed at the same time as part of one be refl ected depending on the application image. software. • You cannot cut the Multi Burst image. Advanced still image viewing,

Playing back continuously Playing back frame by To delete shot images

frame When using this mode, you cannot delete Set the mode dial to . only certain frames. When you delete Set the mode dial to . Select the Multi Burst image images, all 16 of the frames are deleted at with /. Select the Multi Burst image the same time. The selected Multi Burst image is with /. 1 Display the desired Multi Burst image played back continuously. The selected Multi Burst image is to delete. 60min M 1M played back continuously. 101 14/14 2 Press (Delete). Press when the desired 3 Select [Delete], then press . frame is displayed. All of the frames are deleted. 101-0014 20051110:30PM “Step” appears. PAUSE BACK/NEXT VOLUME 60min M 1M 101 14/14 Step

To pause playback 12/16

Press . To resume playback, press again. The playback starts from the frame 101-0014 20051110:30PM PLAY FRAME BACK/NEXT VOLUME displayed on the LCD screen. Advance the frame with /. : A next frame is displayed. When you keep and press , the frame advances. : A previous frame is displayed. When you keep and press , the frame advances in the reverse direction.

To return to the normal playback

Press in step . The playback starts from the frame displayed on the LCD screen.,

In single-image mode In index mode Protecting images

Set the mode dial to . Set the mode dial to , then — Protect press (index) to display Display the image you want to This function protects images against the index (nine-image) screen.protect with /. accidental erasure. Press (index) twice to display a Control button Mode dial Press MENU. sixteen-image index screen. The menu appears. Press MENU. Select (Protect) with /, The menu appears. then press . Select (Protect) with /, T he displayed image is protected. The then press . (protect) indicator appears on the image. Select [Select] with /, then 60min VGA 2/9 press .101 Select the image you want MENU to protect with ///, then Protect Exit BACK/NEXT press . • Note that formatting the recording medium The green indicator appears on the erases all the data in the recording medium To continue and protect other selected image. even if images are protected, and these images cannot be recovered. images, select the desired • It may take some time to protect the images. image with /, then press .

To cancel the protection

SELECT MENU TONEXT Press again in step or . The • indicator disappears. Repeat step to protect other images. Press MENU. Advanced still image viewing, Select [OK] with , then press Select the desired size with . C hanging image size /, then press . The indicator turns white. The — Resize The resized image is recorded in the selected images are protected. recording folder as the newest fi le. You can change the image size of a To exit the Protect function recorded image, and save it as a new fi le. To cancel resizing Select [Cancel] in step You can resize to the following sizes: or select [Exit] Select [Cancel] in step . in step 7M, 5M, 3M, 1M, VGA, then press . The original image is retained even after • You cannot change the size of movies/Multi resizing. To cancel individual protection Burst images/RAW data fi les/uncompressed (TIFF) images. Select the image to be unprotected with • When you change from a small size to a large /// in step , then press . The MENU Mode dial size, the image quality deteriorates. indicator turns gray. Repeat this • You cannot resize to an image size of 3:2.Control button operation for all images that are to be • When you resize a 3:2 image, the upper and lower black portions will be displayed on the unprotected. Press MENU, select [OK], image. and then press . To protect all images in the folder Select [All In This Folder] in step , and press . Select [On], then press . Set the mode dial to . To cancel protection of all images in the folder Display the image you want to resize with /. Select [All In This Folder] in step , and press . Select [Off], then press . Press MENU. The menu appears. Select (Resize) with /, then press .,

Printing still images

You can print images shot with your camera by the following methods. Direct printing (PictBridge compatible printer) (page 90) You can print by connecting the camera directly to a PictBridge compatible printer. Direct printing (“Memory Stick”/CF card compatible printer) You can print using a “Memory Stick” or CF card compatible printer. See the users manual supplied with the printer for details. Printing with a computer (page 114) You can print images that have been loaded to a computer using the “PicturePackage” software included on the CD-ROM supplied with your camera. See the users manual supplied with the printer for the printer operation method. Printing at a shop (page 95) Just bring the “Memory Stick” or CF card to a print service shop. You can also mark the images you want to print beforehand with print marks. Still image printing, Single print Preparing the camera

Direct printing Set the USB mode on the camera to

connect the camera with a printer. E ven if you do not have a computer, Mode dial you can easily print images shot using your camera by connecting the camera Control button to a PictBridge compliant printer. For I ndex print preparation, you only set the USB connection in the SET UP settings and connect the camera to the printer with the USB cable. Using a PictBridge compliant printer easily prints the index print*. Set the mode dial to SET UP. * An index print function may not be provided depending on a printer. Select (Setup 2) with , 2 then select [USB Connect] • Using the AC Adaptor is recommended to with //. prevent the power from turning off partway • If you arrange the same image side by side, through printing. select [This image] in single-image mode, then Select [PictBridge] with /, • You cannot print movies and images recorded set [Index] to [On] (page 92). in RAW mode. • The number of images printed on a single then press . • When printing uncompressed (TIFF) images, index print differs according to the printer. Setup 2 only their corresponding JPEG files are File Number:1 PictBridge printed. USB Connect:2 PTP Video Out: Normal • When an error notifi cation is received from Clock Set: the connected printer, the indicator fl ashes 2 for approximately fi ve seconds. Check the connected printer. The USB mode is set. • Note that printing may be canceled if you switch the /CF switch while printing images.,

Connecting the camera to When [USB Connect] is not set Printing in single-image

the printer to [PictBridge] on the Setup mode screen S elect the recording medium with the When you connect the camera and a Even if you turn on the camera, you cannot /CF switch. printer, the print menu appears. use the PictBridge function. Disconnect the Connect the (USB) jack of the camera USB cable from the camera and set [USB MENU and the USB jack on the printer with the Connect] to [PictBridge] (page 90) Control button USB cable (supplied). Turn on the camera and the printer. /CF switch The camera turns to playback mode regardless of the mode dial position, and an image in the selected playback folder and the print menu appear on the LCD screen. After the connection is made, the mark is indicated on the Select the desired printing LCD screen. type with /, then press . 1M 101 2/9 1M 101 2/9 Print All In This Folder Print DPOF image All In This Folder Select DPOF image This image Select Cancel This image Cancel All In This Folder Prints all the images in the folder. DPOF image Printer Prints all the images with the mark (page 95) regardless of the displayed image. Still image printing, Select Set the print setting with Select [Quantity] with , select Selects the images in order. Prints all ///. the number of sheets with the selected images. 1 Select the image you want to print 1M /.101 2/9 Print with /, then press . When [Index] is set to [Off]: the Index Off The mark appears on the Size Default number of sheets of the selected Date Off selected image. Quantity 1 image. • Repeat this step to print other images. Exit OK When [Index] is set to [On]: the 2 Select [Print] with , then press . number of sheets of index-images. I ndex When [This image] is selected in step This image Select [On] to print index-images. , this is the number of the same Prints the currently displayed image. image that can be arranged on a single S ize sheet. Selects the desired paper size. • Depending on the number of index-images, Date it may not be possible to arrange all of the To insert the date and time on images, images on a single sheet. select [Date] or [Day&Time]. Select [OK] with /, then • If you select [This image] in step and print press . index-images, the same images are arranged side by side. The image is printed. • When you select [Date] for [Date] setting, the Do not disconnect the USB cable date will be inserted in the order set in “Setting while the (Not disconnect USB the date and time” (page 18). Date function cable) indicator appears on the LCD may not be provided depending on a printer. screen. • Setting items the printer does not support cannot be displayed. Printing 2/3 Exit, To cancel printing Printing in index mode Select the desired printing Select [Cancel] in step or select [Exit] If you connect your camera to the printer, type with /, then press . in step . the print menu appears. Press [Cancel] to exit the print menu. To print other images Press (Index) to display Select the image with / after step , the index (nine-image) screen. then select [Print]. Print Press (Index) twice to display a Cancel Select DPOF image sixteen-image index screen. Select Press MENU. Selects the images in order. Prints all The menu appears. the selected images. 1 Select the image you want to print Select (Print) with , then with ///, then press . press . The mark appears on the selected image. • Repeat this step to print other images. 2 Press MENU. DPOF image Prints all the images with the mark (page 95) regardless of the displayed image. All In This Folder Prints all the images in the folder. Still image printing, Set the print setting with Select [Quantity] with , select ///. the number of sheets with /. Print When [Index] is set to [Off]: the Index Off Size Default number of sheets of the selected Date Off Quantity 1 image. Exit OK When [Index] is set to [On]: the number of sheets of index-images. Index • Depending on the number of index-images, Select [On] to print index-images. it may not be possible to arrange all of the images on a single sheet. Size Selects the desired paper size. Select [OK] with /, then Date press . To insert the date and time on images, The image is printed. select [Date] or [Day&Time]. Do not disconnect the USB cable while the (Not disconnect USB • When you select [Date] for [Date] setting, the cable) indicator appears on the LCD date will be inserted in the order set in “Setting the date and time” (page 18). Date function screen. may not be provided depending on a printer. Printing 2/3 Exit

To cancel printing

Select [Cancel] in step or select [Exit] in step .,

M arking print marks M arking print marks in Having images

Marking images you want to have printed single-image mode printed at a shop beforehand with print marks is convenient Set the mode dial to . when having images printed at a print

Note the following items when service shop. Display the image you want to

having images printed at a mark with /. shop. MENU Mode dial • Contact the print service shop to Press MENU. determine what recording medium types Control button The menu appears. are supported. Select (DPOF) with /, • When using a print service shop that then press . does not support “Memory Stick” or CF card, copy the images to a CD-R, etc., The mark is marked on the displayed image. and bring that to the shop instead. • Be sure to make a backup copy of the 60min 1M 101 2/9 data before using a print service shop. • You cannot mark movies or images recorded in DPOF Exit RAW mode. BACK/NEXT • When you mark images shot in Multi Burst mode, all the images are printed on one sheet To continue and mark other divided into 16 panels. images, display the desired • If you mark an image shot in TIFF mode with a print (DPOF) mark, only the uncompressed image with /, then press . (TIFF) image is printed, and the JPEG image recorded at the same time is not printed. • You cannot set the number of prints. To unmark the mark Press again in step or . The mark disappears. Still image printing,

M arking print marks in Repeat step to mark other

index mode images. Set the mode dial to , then Press MENU. press (index) to display the index (nine-image) screen. Select [OK] with , then press Press (index) twice to display a . sixteen-image index screen. The mark turns white. The mark setting is completed. Press MENU. The menu appears. To unmark marks Select (DPOF) with /, Select the images to be unmarked with then press . /// in step , then press . Select [Select] with /, then To unmark all the marks in press . the folder • You cannot mark the mark in [All In Select [All In This Folder] in step , then This Folder]. press . Select [Off], then press . Select the image you want to mark with ///, then press To exit the mark function . Select [Cancel] in step or select [Exit] The green mark appears on the in step . selected image. • SELECT MENU TONEXT, Press the shutter button fully Using the self-timer

Shooting movies down. Set the mode dial to and follow the

“ REC” appears on the screen and the procedure on page 34. You can shoot movies with sound using camera starts recording the image and your camera. sound. • When you set the image size to [640(Fine)] while connecting the A/V connecting cable to 60min STD640101 Control button REC 00:00:02[00:10:48] the A/V (MONO) jack, the subject does not appear on the LCD screen. The LCD screen turns blue. Shutter button • You cannot use the following functions during shooting movies: − Changing the zoom scale • Recording stops when the recording − Flash medium is full. − Inserting the date and time • For the recording time in each movie mode, Press the shutter button fully see pages 134, 135. down again to stop recording.

Indicators during shooting

The screen indicators are not recorded. Each time you press , the status of the LCD screen changes as follows: Mode dial Indicators off LCD screen off Set the mode dial to . Indicators on. A histogram is not displayed. Press (Image Size). For a detailed description of the indicators, The Image Size setup appears. see page 150. Select the desired size with

S hooting close-ups (Macro)

/. Set the mode dial to and follow the You can choose from [640(Fine)], procedure on page 33. [640(Standard)] and [160]. • [640(Fine)] can be recorded only on “Memory Stick PRO”. 97 Enjoying movies, Press . • The procedure for viewing movies on a TV is

V iewing movies on the same as that for viewing still images (page The movie and sound are played back. 44).

the LCD screen During playback, (playback) • The moving images recorded using earlier appears on the screen. Sony models may be also displayed a size You can view movies on the LCD screen 60min STD640smaller. 101 10/10 with sound from the speaker. 00:00:03 Control button Mode dial Playback bar 101_0010 20051110:30PM STOP REV/CUE VOLUME

To stop playback

Press again.

To adjust the volume

Press / to adjust the volume. Speaker

To advance or rewind the movie

Set the mode dial to . Press (cue) or (rev) during playback. Select the desired moving To return to the normal playback, press . image with /.

Indicators during viewing

Movies with the image size [640(Fine)] or [640(Standard)] are movies displayed on the full screen. Each time you press , the status of the 60min STD LCD screen changes as follows:640101 10/10 00:00:00 Indicators off LCD screen off Indicators on. A histogram is not displayed. 101_0010 20051110:30PM For a detailed description of the indicators, PLAY BACK/NEXT VOLUME see page 152. • Movies with the image size [160] are displayed a size smaller., In single-image mode In index mode

Deleting movies

Set the mode dial to . Set the mode dial to , then You can delete unwanted movies. press (index) to display an Display the movie you want to Control button Mode dial index (nine-image) screen. delete with /. Press (index) twice to display a Press (Delete). sixteen-image index screen. The movie has not yet been deleted at Press (Delete). this point. Select [Select] with /, then Select [Delete] with , then press . press . The message “Access” appears, and Select the movie you want the movie has been deleted. to delete with ///, then To continue and delete other press . • You cannot delete protected movies. movie, display the movie you The green (Delete) indicator • Note that you cannot restore deleted movies. want to delete with /, then appears on the selected movie. repeat step . To cancel deletion Select [Exit] in step or . SELECT TONEXT The movie has not yet been deleted at this point. Repeat step to delete other movies. Press (Delete). Enjoying movies, Select [OK] with , then press Cutting a movie numbered

Cutting movies 101_0002.

101_0001 101_0003 The message “Access” appears, and You can cut movies, or delete unnecessary the movie has been deleted. portions of movies. Cutting or deleting123movies is the recommended function to

To cancel deletion use when the recording medium capacity is 101_0002

Select [Exit] in step or . insuffi cient, or when you attach movies to 1. Cutting scene A. your e-mail messages. • To delete all the images in the folder, see page Note that the original movie is deleted1A2B348. when you cut it. 101_0002 Divide point

The fi le numbers assigned when 2. Cutting scene B.

movies are cut 101_0004 The cut movies are assigned new numbers13A2Band recorded as the newest fi les in the selected recording folder. The original 101_0005 movie is deleted, and that number is Divide skipped. point 3. Deleting scenes A and B if they are unnecessary. 101_0004 101_000713A2B101_0006 Delete Delete 4. Only the desired scenes remain. 132101_0006, M ENU Mode dial Decide on a cutting point. • You cannot cut the following images. – Still image Control button Press the center at the desired – Movies not long enough to cut (about more cutting point. than two seconds) 60min STD640– Protected movies 101 10/10 Divide 00:00:02 • You cannot restore fi les once you cut them. Dividing Point • The cut movies are recorded as the newest fi les in the selected recording folder. O K Cancel Exit When you want to adjust the cutting Set the mode dial to . point, use [/] (frame rewind/ forward) and adjust the cutting point Select the movie you want to using /. If you want to change the cut using /. cutting point, select [Cancel]. The playback of the movie starts again. Press MENU. When you have decided on a The menu appears. cutting point, select [OK] with Select (Divide) with , then /, and press . press . Next, select [OK] with Select [OK] with , then press , then press . . The playback of the movie starts. The movie is cut.

To cancel cutting

Select [Exit] in step or . The movie appears on the screen again. Enjoying movies, • If you connect two or more USB equipment When a USB connector is not to a single computer at the same time, some

C opying images to provided on your computerequipment, including your camera, may

your computer not operate depending on the type of USB When neither a USB connector nor a equipment. recording medium slot is provided, you • Operations are not guaranteed when using a — For Windows users can copy images using an additional USB hub. device. See the Sony Website for details. • Operations are not guaranteed for all the http://www.sony.net/ Recommended computer recommended computer environments mentioned above. environment Contents of the CD-ROM OS: Microsoft Windows 98, Windows U SB mode 98SE, Windows 2000 Professional, USB Driver T here are two modes for a USB connection Windows Millennium Edition, Windows This driver is needed in order to connect when connecting with a computer, XP Home Edition, or Windows XP the camera to a computer. [Normal] and [PTP]* modes. The default Professional When using Windows XP, you need not setting is the [Normal] mode. This section The above OS must be installed at the install the USB driver. describes the [Normal] mode as an factory. Operation is not assured in an example. Picture Package environment upgraded to the operating This application is used to transfer images systems described above or in a multi-boot * For a details on the PTP connection, see page 142. from the camera to a computer easily. environment. It also allows you to utilize the various CPU: MMX Pentium 200 MHz or faster functions. USB connector: Provided as standard Communication with your When you install “Picture Package,” the Display: 800 × 600 dots or more computer USB driver is also installed at the same High Color (16-bit color, 65,000 colors) When your computer resumes from the time. or more suspend or sleep mode, communication between your camera and your computer • The required operations may differ depending on your OS. • This camera is compatible with Hi-Speed USB may not recover at the same time. • Close down all applications running on (USB 2.0 compliant). the computer before installing the USB • Connecting with a USB interface that is driver and application. compatible with Hi-Speed USB (USB • When using Windows XP or Windows 2000, 2.0-compliant) allows advanced transfer (high- log on as Administrator. speed transfer)., Installing the USB driver Click [USB Driver] on the title Click [Yes, I want to restart When using Windows XP, you need not screen. my computer now], then click install the USB driver. [Finish]. Once the USB driver is installed, you need not install the USB driver. Turn on your computer, and insert the CD-ROM (supplied) into the CD-ROM drive. Do not connect your camera to The “InstallShield Wizard” screen your computer at this time. appears. Your computer restarts. Then, you can Click [Next]. establish USB connection. The install menu screen appears. If it does not appear, double- Remove the CD-ROM. click (My Computer) (PICTUREPACKAGE) in that order. • When also using the supplied image utility software “Picture Package”, click [Picture Package]. The USB driver will be installed when “Picture Package” is installed (page 109). The USB driver installation starts. • When the computer is in use, shut When the installation is completed, the down all application software screen informs you of completion. before you install the USB driver. Enjoying images on your computer,

C onnecting the camera to • Select the recording medium with the /CF • When using Windows XP, the AutoPlay wizard

your computer switch (page 21). automatically appears on the desktop. Proceed • When you copy images to your computer using to page 106. Insert the recording medium the battery pack, copying may be failed or cause data corruption by battery shutoff. We with the images you want to recommend that you use the AC Adaptor. USB ModeNormal A ccess copy into the camera. Set the mode dial to . Turn Memory Stick indicators* on your computer and the Switch on MENU camera. “USB Mode Normal” appears on the Connect the USB cable LCD screen of the camera. When a USB connection is established for the (supplied) to the (USB) jack fi rst time, your computer automatically of the camera. runs the used program to recognize the camera. Wait for a while. * During communication, the access indicators turn red. Do not operate the Open the DC IN jack cover, computer until the indicators turn white. and connect the AC Adaptor • If “USB Mode Normal” does not appear in (supplied), then plug the step , press MENU, select [USB Connect], and set it to [Normal]. adaptor into a wall outlet (wall socket). Connect the USB cable to your computer. To a wall outlet (wall socket) AC Adaptor, Disconnecting the USB cable Copying images When an image with the same from your computer, removing – Windows 98/98SE/2000/Me fi le name exists in the copy the recording medium from your destination folder camera or turning off the power Double-click [My Computer], The overwrite confi rmation message during USB connection then double-click [Removable appears. When you overwrite the Disk]. existing image with the new one, the The contents of the recording medium original fi le data is deleted. For Windows 2000, Me, or XP users inserted in your camera appear. 1 Double-click on the tasktray. • This section describes an example of copying To change the fi le name images to the “My Documents” folder. To copy an image fi le to the computer • When the “Removable Disk” icon is not without overwriting, change the fi le shown, see page 106. name to the desired name and then copy • When using Windows XP, see page 106. the image fi le. However, note that if you Double-click here Double-click [DCIM], then change the fi le name, you may not be able to play back that image with your 2 Click (Sony DSC), then click [Stop]. double-click the folder that the image fi les you want to copy camera. To play back images with the 3 Confi rm the device on the confi rmation camera, perform the operation on page window, then click [OK]. are stored. 109. 4 Click [OK]. Right-click the image fi le to Step 4 is unnecessary for Windows XP display the menu, then select users. [Copy] from the menu. 5 Disconnect the USB cable, remove the recording medium, or turn off the Double-click the [My power. Documents] folder and right- click on the “My Documents” For Windows 98 or 98SE users window to display the menu, Confi rm that the access indicators (page then select [Paste] from the 104) on the screen are turned white and menu. carry out only step 5 above. The image fi les are copied to the “My Documents” folder. Enjoying images on your computer, When a removable disk icon is – Windows XP Select [Nothing. I’m fi nished not shown working with these pictures], 1 C opying images using the Right-click [My Computer] to display then click [Next]. the menu, then click [Properties]. Windows XP AutoPlay wizard The “Completing the Scanner and The “System Properties” screen Make a USB connection (page Camera Wizard” screen appears. appears. 104). Click [Copy pictures to a Click [Finish]. 2 Display [Device Manager]. folder on my computer using The wizard closes. Click [Hardware]. Microsoft Scanner and Camera Click [Device Manager]. • To continue copying other images, follow • For Windows 98, 98SE, Me users, step Wizard], then click [OK]. the procedure given under on page 105 to is unnecessary. Click the [Device The “Scanner and Camera Wizard” disconnect the USB cable and reconnect it. Manager] tab. screen appears. Then, perform the procedure from step again. 3 If [ Sony DSC] is displayed, delete Click [Next]. it. The images stored on the recording Right-click [ Sony DSC]. medium are displayed. Click [Uninstall]. The “Confi rm Device Removal” Click the checkbox of images screen appears. that you do not want to copy • For Windows 98, 98SE, Me users, click [Remove]. to your computer to remove Click [OK]. the checkmark, then click The device is deleted. [Next]. The “Picture Name and Destination” Try the USB driver installation again using screen appears. the CD-ROM (page 103). Select a name and destination for your pictures, then click [Next]. Image copying starts. When the copying is completed, the “Other Options” screen appears.,

Viewing the images on your I mage fi le storage destinations and fi le names

computer The image fi les recorded with your camera are grouped as folders in the recording medium. Click [Start], then click [My Example: when viewing folders on Windows XP (When using a “Memory Documents]. Stick”) The “My Documents” folder contents are displayed. • This section describes the procedure for viewing copied images in the “My Documents” folder. • When not using Windows XP, double-click [My Documents] on the desktop. Double-click the desired image Folder containing image data which was recorded fi le. using the camera not equipped with the folder The image is displayed. creating function Folder containing image data which was recorded using your camera. When not creating any folders, there is only the “101MSDCF” folder Folder containing movie data, etc., which was recorded using the camera not equipped with the folder creating function • Even when using a CF card, “Sony MemoryStick” may be displayed, depending on your computer environment. • You cannot record any images to “100MSDCF” or “MSSONY” folders. The images in these folders are available only for viewing. • For more information about the folder, see pages 52, 82. Enjoying images on your computer, Folder File name File meaning 101MSDCF to DSC0.JPG • Still image fi les shot in 999MSDCF − Normal mode (page 29) − Exposure Bracket mode (page 64) − Burst mode (page 75) − Multi Burst mode (page 76) • Still image fi les recorded simultaneously in – RAW mode (page 79) – TIFF mode (page 80) DSC0.TIF • Uncompressed (TIFF) image fi le recorded in TIFF mode (page 80) DSC0.SRF • RAW data fi le recorded in RAW mode (page 79) MOV0.MPG • Movie fi les (page 97) MOV0.THM • Index image fi les recorded simultaneously in movie mode (page 97) • stands for any number within the range from 0001 to 9999. • The numerical portions of the following fi les are the same. – A RAW data fi le shot in RAW mode and its corresponding image fi le – An uncompressed image fi le shot in TIFF mode and its corresponding image fi le – A movie fi le recorded in movie mode and its corresponding index image fi le • To view a RAW data fi le, you have to install application software from the supplied CD-ROM.,

Viewing image fi les once Right-click the image fi le, then Installing “Picture Package”

copied to a computer with click [Rename]. Change the and “ImageMixer VCD2” your camera fi le name to “DSC0”. “Picture Package” is only for When an image fi le copied to a computer Enter a number from 0001 to 9999 for Windows computers. no longer remains in a recording medium, . You can use the “Picture Package” you can view that image again on your software on your Windows computer to • An extension may be displayed depending on camera by copying the image fi le in the compile the images shot with your camera. the computer settings. The extension for still computer to a recording medium. images is JPG, and the extension for movies is When you install “Picture Package,” the MPG. Do not change the extension. USB driver is also installed at the same • Step is not necessary when the fi le name set time. with your camera has not been changed. Copy the image fi le to the • You may be unable to play back some images recording medium folder. • When the computer is in use, shut down all depending on the image size. Right-click the image fi le, then application software before you install “Picture • When an image fi le has been processed by a Package.” computer or when the image fi le was recorded click [Copy]. using a model other than your camera, Select and double-click the playback on your camera is not guaranteed. [DCIM] folder from [Removable For computer environment • When the overwrite confi rmation message Disk] or [Sony MemoryStick] in See page 102 for the basic Windows appears, enter a different number in step . [My Computer]. operating environment. Other system • When there is no folder, fi rst create a folder Right-click the [MSDCF] requirements are as follows. with your camera and then copy the image fi le folder in the [DCIM] folder and (page 52). click [Paste]. stands for any Software: Macromedia Flash Player 6.0 number within the range from 100 or later, Windows Media Player 7.0 or to 999. later, DirectX 9.0b or later Sound card: 16-bit stereo sound card with speakers Memory: 64 MB or more (128 MB or more is recommended.) Hard Disk: Disk space required for installation: approximately 500 MB Display: Video card (Direct Draw driver compliant) with 4 MB of VRAM Enjoying images on your computer, • When automatically creating slide shows Turn on your computer, and Click [Next]. (page 113), a Pentium III 500 MHz or insert the CD-ROM (supplied) The “License Agreement” screen faster CPU is required. into the CD-ROM drive. appears. • When using “ImageMixer VCD2,” a The installation menu screen appears. Read the agreement carefully. If you Pentium III 800 MHz or faster CPU is accept the terms of the agreement, recommended. • If you have not yet installed the USB driver check the “I accept the terms of the • This software is compatible with (page 103), do not connect the camera to license agreement” checkbox and DirectX technology. “DirectX” must be the computer before you install the “Picture click [Next]. Package” software (except for Windows XP). installed for use. • A separate environment for operating the Click [Picture Package/ recording device is required in order to ImageMixer VCD2]. write to CD-Rs. When editing images recorded in RAW mode, the following computer environment is required. OS: Microsoft Windows 98SE, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows XP Home Edition, or Windows XP Professional “Choose Setup Language” screen IBM PC/AT (DOS/V) compatible appears. computers on which the above OS is preinstalled. Select the desired language, CPU: Intel MMX Pentium III 1 GHz or then click [Next]. faster is recommended. Memory: 256 MB or more • This section describes the English screen., Click [Next]. Click [Next], then follow the Copying images using instructions. “Picture Package” Connect the camera and your computer with the USB cable. “Picture Package” starts up automatically and the images are copied to the computer automatically. After the images are copied, “Picture Package Viewer” starts up and the images copied are displayed. Click [Install] on the “Ready to If the “Welcome to setup for Direct Install the Program” screen. X” screen appears after you install The installation starts. the application software, follow the instructions. Confi rm if the checkbox of “Yes, I want to restart my computer now” is checked, then click [Finish]. Your computer restarts. When the installation is completed, the “Welcome to setup for ImageMixer • Normally “Picture Package” and “Date” VCD2” screen appears. folders are created inside the “My Picture” folder, and all of the image fi les recorded with the camera are copied into these folders. • If “Picture Package” cannot copy images automatically, start up “Picture Package Menu” and check [Settings] in [Copy automatically]. The shortcut icons of “Picture Package Menu” and “Picture Package destination Folder” are displayed. Remove the CD-ROM. Enjoying images on your computer,

Using “Picture Package” Viewing images on a computer Storing images on a CD-R

Click [Viewing video and pictures on PC] Click [Save the images on CD-R] on the Start up the [Picture Package Menu] on the on the left side of the screen, then click left side of the screen, then click [Save the desktop to use the various functions. [Viewing video and pictures on PC] in the images on CD-R] in the lower-right corner • The initial screen may differ depending on lower-right corner of the screen. of the screen. your computer. You can change the menu display order to suit your taste by clicking [Settings] at the lower-right corner of the screen. • For details on the use of the application software, click at the upper-right corner of each screen to show the on-line help. Technical support of “Picture Package” is provided by the Pixela User Support The screen used for viewing images The screen used for storing images on Center. For more information, refer appears. a CD-R appears. to the enclosed information with the CD-ROM. • You can display the images recorded in JPEG, • A CD-R drive is required to store images on a TIFF and RAW modes. As for RAW data fi les, CD-R. For further information on compatible you can edit the images. Using “Image Data drives, see the following home page of the Converter Ver.2.0”, you can adjust various Pixela User Support Center. settings, such as tone curve, sharpness or in http://www.ppackage.com/ Adobe RGB color space (page 114)., Creating a video CD with a Set up the menu background, C reating a slide show menu (“ImageMixer VCD2”) buttons, titles, and so on, then Click [Automatic Slideshow Producer] “ImageMixer VCD2” is compatible with click [Next]. on the left side of the screen, then click High resolution still image video CD. Confi rm the set up according to your [Automatic Slideshow Producer] in the preferences. lower-right corner of the screen. Click [Burning Video CD] on the left side of the screen, Confi rm the preview of the then click [Burning Video CD] Video CD fi le. in the lower-right corner of the Click the fi le you want to preview screen. on the left frame. Click [] to preview the fi le. Click [Next] and enter the disk name. The screen used for creating a slide When you insert a CD-R in the CD-R show appears. drive and click [Write], the screen used for writing to a disc appears. The “ImageMixer VCD2” screen appears. Click [Video CD]. Select the folder in which the desired images are stored. Select the desired folder on the left frame, then click [Add]. The selected folder moves to the right frame. Click [Next]. Enjoying images on your computer,

Printing images Click [File] in the upper-left Using “Image Data Converter”

Perform the procedures corner of the screen, then select [Print]. Using “Image Data Converter Ver.2.0” on described under “Viewing the CD-ROM supplied with your camera, images on a computer” (page you can correct images recorded in RAW 112) to display the list of mode using “Picture Package” (page images. 112). Additionally, you can adjust various settings, such as tone curve, and sharpness. Double-click and select the • When the computer is in use, shut down all images you want to print from other application software before you install the list. “Image Data Converter.” The printing wizard screen appears. Click the button on the Technical support of “Image Data screen. Set the paper size and the Converter Ver.2.0” is provided by the Pixela User Support Center. For more number of sheets and print information, refer to the enclosed images. information with the CD-ROM.

Required computer environment

OS: Microsoft Windows 98SE, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows XP Home Edition, or Windows XP Professional IBM PC/AT (DOS/V) compatible The screen used for printing images appears. computers on which the above OS is preinstalled. CPU: Intel MMX Pentium III 1GHz or faster is recommended. Memory: 256 MB or more Display: 800 × 600 dots or more High Color (16-bit color, 65,000 colors) or more, • When the display is set to less than 800 × 6 Click [Install]. 600 dots or 256 colors or less, the application When the installation is completed, the C opying images to software does not work properly. “Installation Complete” screen appears. your computer

Installing “Image Data 7 Click [Finish]. Converter” The install screen closes.

— For Macintosh users 1 Turn on your computer. • When using “Image Data Converter Ver.2.0”, R ecommended computer • The display settings should be 800 × 600 you cannot store images in TIFF 16-bit or in dots or higher and 65,000 colors or higher. Adobe RGB color space. environment OS: Mac OS 9.1, 9.2, or Mac OS X (v10.0/ 2 Insert the CD-ROM v10.1/v10.2/v10.3) (Image Data Converter Ver.2.0) into the The above OS must be installed at the CD-ROM drive. factory. The “Choose Setup Language” screen USB connector: Provided as standard appears. • If you connect two or more USB equipment 3 Select the desired language, then click to a single computer at the same time, some equipment, including your camera, may [Next]. not operate depending on the type of USB 4 Click [Next]. equipment. The “License Agreement” screen • Operations are not guaranteed when using a USB hub. appears. • Operations are not guaranteed for all the Read the agreement carefully. If you recommended computer environments accept the terms of the agreement, mentioned above. check the “I accept the terms of the license agreement” checkbox and click [Next]. 5 Check the destination folder and click [Next]. The “Ready to Install the Program” screen appears. Enjoying images on your computer, U SB mode Connecting your camera to Viewing the images on your There are two modes for a USB connection your computer computer when connecting with a computer, For details, see page 104. [Normal] and [PTP]* modes. The default 1 Double-click the hard disk icon. setting is the [Normal] mode. This section Disconnecting the USB cable, 2 Double-click the desired image fi le in describes the [Normal] mode as an removing the recording medium the folder containing the copied fi les. example. from your camera or turning off the The image fi le opens. * For a details on the PTP connection, see page power during USB connection 142. Drag and drop the drive icon or the icon of • “Picture Package” cannot be used with Macintosh. the recording medium to the “Trash” icon, Communication with your then disconnect the USB cable, remove the computer recording medium, or turn off the camera. When your computer resumes from the • If you are using Mac OS X v10.0, disconnect suspend or sleep mode, communication the USB cable etc., after you have turned your computer off. between your camera and your computer may not recover at the same time. Copying images 1 Double-click the newly recognized icon When a USB connector is not on the desktop. provided on your computer The contents of the recording medium When neither a USB connector nor a inserted in your camera appear. recording medium slot is provided, you can copy images using an additional 2 Double-click [DCIM]. device. See the Sony Website for details. 3 Double-click the folder that the images http://www.sony.net/ you want to copy are stored. 4 Drag and drop the image fi les to the hard disk icon. • The image fi les are copied to your hard disk. For details on the storage location of the images and fi le names, see page 107.,

Using “ImageMixer VCD2” Required computer environment Installing “ImageMixer VCD2”

OS: Mac OS X (v10.1.5 or later) “ImageMixer VCD2” is also compatible 1 Turn on your computer. The above OS must be installed at the with Macintosh (Mac OS X (v10.1.5 or • The display settings should be 1024 × 768 factory. later)). Using “ImageMixer VCD2” on the dots or higher and 32,000 colors or higher. CPU: iMac, eMac, iBook, PowerBook, CD-ROM supplied with your camera, you Power Mac G3/G4 series 2 Insert the CD-ROM (supplied) into the can create a video CD using the image or Memory: 128 MB or more (256 MB or CD-ROM drive. movie materials that are stored in your more is recommended.) computer. 3 Double-click the CD-ROM icon. Hard Disk: Disk space required for • “ImageMixer VCD2” for Macintosh can create 4 Copy the [IMXINST.SIT] fi le in the installation: approximately 250 MB only the disk image to store the image fi le on a Display: [MAC] folder to the hard disk icon. 1024 × 768 dots or more, CD-R in the video CD format. Toast by Roxio (not supplied) is required to create a video CD. 32,000 colors or more 5 Double-click the [IMXINST.SIT] fi le in • When the computer is in use, shut down all the copy-to folder.• QuickTime 4 or later must be pre-installed. other application software before you install (QuickTime 5 is recommended.) 6 Double-click the [ImageMixer VCD2_ “ImageMixer VCD2.” • Operations are not guaranteed for all the Install] extracted fi le. recommended computer environments Technical support of “ImageMixer mentioned above. VCD2” is provided by the Pixela User 7 After the user information screen Support Center. For more information, appears, enter the desired name and refer to the enclosed information with password. the CD-ROM. The installation of the software starts. Enjoying images on your computer, Creating a video CD with a Using “Image Data Installing “Image Data Converter” menu Converter” 1 Turn on your computer. “ImageMixer VCD2” is compatible with • The display settings should be 800 × 600 Using “Image Data Converter Ver.1.5” on High resolution still image video CD. dots or higher and 32,000 colors or higher.the CD-ROM supplied with your camera, 1 Open the [ImageMixer] folder in you can correct images recorded in RAW 2 Insert the CD-ROM (supplied) into the [Application]. mode and store them as an ordinary fi le. CD-ROM drive. Additionally, by installing “Image Data To install Ver.2.0, insert “Image Data 2 Click [ImageMixer VCD2]. Converter Ver.2.0”, you can adjust various Converter Ver.2.0”, and to install 3 Carry out steps to on page 113. settings, such as tone curve, sharpness. Ver.1.5, insert “USB Driver SPVD- 012”. 4 Click [Next] and enter the disk name • When the computer is in use, shut down all and its destination. other application software before you install 3 Double-click the CD-ROM icon. “Image Data Converter.” The preparation for storing the fi le ona4Copy the [IDCINST20.DMG.SIT] CD-R is completed. Technical support of “Image Data (Ver.2.0) or [IDCINST15.DMG.SIT] Converter” is provided by the Pixela (Ver.1.5) fi le in the [MAC] folder to the User Support Center. For more hard disk. information, refer to the enclosed information with the CD-ROM. 5 Double-click the [IDCINST20.DMG. SIT] (Ver.2.0) or [IDCINST15.DMG.

Required computer environment SIT] (Ver.1.5) fi le in the copy-to folder.

OS: Mac OS X (v10.2.6 – v10.3.3) 6 Double-click the [SONYIDC20 Install. CPU: Power PC G4 or faster pkg] (Ver.2.0) or [SONYIDC15 Install. Memory: 256 MB or more pkg] (Ver.1.5) extracted fi le in the Display: 800 × 600 dots or more, [SONY] virtual volume folder, on the 32,000 colors or more (When the display is desktop. set to less than 800 × 600 dots, 256 colors The installation of the software starts. or more, the application does not work • When using “Image Data Converter Ver.2.0”, properly.) you cannot store images in TIFF 16-bit or in • Operations are not guaranteed for all the Adobe RGB color space. recommended computer environments mentioned above.,

Troubleshooting

I f you experience trouble with your 2 Should your camera still not work 3 Should your camera still not work camera, try the following solutions. properly, press the RESET button properly, consult your Sony dealer or 1 First check the items on the inside the battery/“Memory Stick”/CF local authorized Sony service facility. tables below. If code displays card cover using a fine-tipped object, “C::” appear on the then turn on the power again. (All screen, the self-diagnosis display the settings including date and time function is working (page 132). are cleared and reset to the factory settings.) RESE T

Battery pack and power

Symptom Cause/Solution You cannot charge the battery pack. • The camera is turned on. Turn the camera off (page 17). The battery pack cannot be installed. • Install the battery pack while pushing the battery eject lever toward the LCD screen side using the front edge of the battery pack (page 13). • Install the battery pack correctly (page 13). The CHG/ lamp fl ashes when • Install the battery pack correctly (page 13). charging a battery pack. • The battery pack has malfunctioned. Consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. • The battery pack is discharged. Re-insert the AC Adaptor and then charge the battery pack. Troubleshooting, Symptom Cause/Solution The CHG/ lamp does not light up • The AC Adaptor is disconnected. Properly connect the AC Adaptor (page 13). when charging a battery pack. • The AC Adaptor has malfunctioned. Consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. • Install the battery pack correctly (page 13). • The battery pack is completely charged. • The battery pack is discharged. Re-insert the AC Adaptor and then charge the battery pack. The battery remaining indicator • You have used the camera in an extremely hot or an extremely cold location (page 146). is incorrect, or suffi cient battery • A deviation has occurred in the remaining battery time. Fully discharge and then charge the battery remaining indicator is displayed but pack so that the battery remaining indicator functions correctly (page 14). the power runs out soon. • The battery pack is discharged. Install a charged battery pack (page 13). • The battery pack is dead (page 147). Replace the battery pack with a new one. The battery pack runs down too • The battery pack is dead (page 147). Replace the battery pack with a new one. quickly. • You have used the camera in an extremely cold location (page 146). • The battery terminal is dirty. Clean the battery terminal with a cotton swab, etc., and charge the battery pack. • After charging the battery pack, disconnect the DC plug from your camera. You cannot turn on the camera. • Install the battery pack correctly (page 13). • The AC Adaptor is disconnected. Properly connect the AC Adaptor (page 16). • The AC Adaptor has malfunctioned. Consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. • The battery pack is discharged. Install a charged battery pack (page 13). • The battery pack is dead (page 147). Replace the battery pack with a new one. The power turns off suddenly. • If you do not operate the camera for about three minutes while the power is on, the camera turns off automatically to prevent wearing down the battery pack. Turn on the camera again or use the AC Adaptor (page 16). • The battery pack is discharged. Install a charged battery pack (page 13).,

Shooting still images/movies

Symptom Cause/Solution The LCD screen is not turned on even • The power was turned off with the LCD screen turned off the last time you used the camera. Turn on when the power is turned on. the LCD screen (page 36). The subject is not visible on the LCD • Set the mode dial to , P, S, A, M, SCN or (page 12). screen. The LCD screen turns blue and • The image size is set to [640(Fine)] while an A/V connecting cable is connected to the A/V OUT the subject does not appear when (MONO) jack. Disconnect the A/V connecting cable or set the image size to other than [640(Fine)]. recording movies. The image is out of focus. • The subject is too close. Set the camera to the close-ups (Macro) recording mode, and position the camera further away from the minimum shooting distance until the AE/AF lock indicator changes from flashing to lighted when the shutter button is pressed and held halfway down, then shoot the image (page 33). • When shooting still images, select the other mode than (Twilight mode) or (Landscape mode) for the Scene Selection function. • The focus preset function is selected. Set to the auto focus mode (page 69). Optical zoom does not work. • You cannot change the zoom scale when shooting movies. • You cannot use the zoom while a wide end conversion lens is mounted. Precision digital zoom does not • [Digital Zoom] is set to [Smart] or [Off] in the SET UP settings. Set [Digital Zoom] to [Precision] function. (pages 31, 51 and 140). • You are shooting in RAW mode. The precision digital zoom cannot be used in RAW mode (pages 31 and 79). • The mode dial is set to . Set the mode dial to , P, S, A, M or SCN. Smart zoom does not function. • [Digital Zoom] is set to [Precision] or [Off] in the SET UP settings. Set [Digital Zoom] to [Smart] (pages 31, 51 and 140). • The image size is set to [7M] or [3:2]. Set image size to other settings except [7M] and [3:2] (pages 24 and 31). • The smart zoom cannot be used in Multi Burst mode (pages 31 and 76). • You are shooting in RAW mode. The smart zoom cannot be used in RAW mode (pages 31 and 79). • The mode dial is set to . Set the mode dial to , P, S, A, M or SCN. Troubleshooting, Symptom Cause/Solution The image is too dark. • You are shooting a subject with a light source behind the subject. Select the metering mode (page 60), adjust the exposure (page 61) or set the fl ash mode to (Forced fl ash) (page 69). • The brightness of the LCD screen is too low. Adjust the brightness of the LCD backlight (page 141). The image is too bright. • You are shooting a spotlighted subject in a dark location such as on a stage. Adjust the exposure (page 61). • The brightness of the LCD screen is too bright. Adjust the brightness of the LCD backlight (page 141). Vertical streaks appear when you are • The smear phenomenon is occurring. This phenomenon is not a malfunction. shooting a very bright subject. Noise appears in the image when you • The camera is functioning to increase the visibility of the LCD screen by temporarily brightening the view the LCD screen in a dark place. image under conditions of low illumination. There is no effect on the recorded image. Your camera cannot record images. • No recording medium has been inserted. Insert a recording medium (page 21). • The capacity of the recording medium is full. Delete unnecessary images saved in the recording medium (pages 46 and 99) or change the recording medium. • The write-protect switch on the “Memory Stick” is set to the LOCK position. Set the write-protect switch to the recording position (page 144). • The /CF switch is not set to the proper position. Set the switch to the proper position (page 21). • You cannot record images while charging the fl ash. • Set the mode dial to , P, S, A, M or SCN when shooting still images (page 12). • Set the mode dial to when shooting movies (page 97). • The image size is set to [640(Fine)] when recording movies. Insert a “Memory Stick PRO” (pages 97 and 144) or set the image size to other than [640(Fine)]. Recording takes a long time. • NR slow shutter function is activated (page 58). A sound is made when changing • The sound is made by the lens in operation. This is not a malfunction. between the NightFraming and NightShot modes, or when the shutter button is lightly pressed while NightFraming is set. The image colors are not correct. • The NightFraming or NightShot function is set. Cancel the NightFraming/NightShot functions (pages 77 and 78). • Picture Effect function is activated. Cancel the Picture Effect function (page 78)., Symptom Cause/Solution NightFraming or NightShot does not • Set the mode dial to , P or (only for NightShot) (pages 77 and 78). function. • The NightFraming function cannot be used when focus preset mode is selected. Set to the auto focus mode (page 66). The fl ash does not work. • Set the mode dial to , P, S, A, M or SCN (page 12). • The fl ash is set to (No fl ash). Set the fl ash to auto (No indicator), (Forced fl ash) or SL (Slow synchro) (page 69). • When shooting still images, select the other mode than (Twilight mode) or (Candle mode) for the Scene Selection function (page 41). • When (Landscape mode), (Snow mode) or (Beach mode) is selected for the Scene Selection function, set the fl ash to (Forced fl ash) (page 69). • Set [Mode] (REC Mode) to other than [Speed Burst], [Burst] or [Multi Burst]. • When using the built-in fl ash, [Flash] is set to [Ext.] in the SET UP settings. Fuzzy specks appear in images shot • Dust in the air reflected the flash light and appeared in the image. This is not a malfunction. using the flash. The close-ups (Macro) function does • When shooting still images, select the other mode than (Twilight mode), (Landscape mode) not work. or (Candle mode) for the Scene Selection function (page 41). You cannot shoot continuously. • The capacity of the recording medium is full. Delete unnecessary images saved in the recording medium (pages 46 and 99) or change the recording medium. • The battery pack is discharged, so you can shoot only one image. Install a charged battery pack (page 13). The eyes of the subject come out red. • Set [Red Eye Reduction] to [On] in the SET UP settings (pages 70 and 140). • Approach the subject and shoot from within the recommended shooting distance using the flash (page 69). • Increase the indoor brightness and shoot the image. The date and time are recorded • Set the correct date and time (pages 37 and 142). incorrectly. The F value and shutter speed fl ash • Adjust the correct exposure (page 61). when you press and hold the shutter button halfway down. Troubleshooting, Symptom Cause/Solution Unknown pattern appears on the • This is due to the structure of the fi nder. This is not a malfunction. fi nder.

Viewing images

Symptom Cause/Solution Your camera cannot play back • Set the mode dial to (page 42). images. • The folder/fi le name has been changed on your computer (page 109). • Playback of image fi les that have been modifi ed by a computer or images shot using other cameras on your camera is not guaranteed. • The camera is in USB mode. Cancel USB communication (pages 105 and 116). The image appears rough right after • The image may appear rough right after playback starts due to the image processing. This condition playback starts. is not a malfunction. The image does not appear on the TV • The video output signal setting of your camera in the SET UP settings is incorrect. Change the screen. setting (pages 51 and 142). • The connection is not correct. Check the connection (page 44). • The USB jack is connected. Follow the procedure of the note on page 105 (Windows) or on page 116 (Macintosh) and disconnect the USB cable. The image cannot be played back on • See page 125. a computer.

Deleting/Editing Images

Symptom Cause/Solution Your camera cannot delete an image. • The image is protected. Cancel the protection (page 87). • The write-protect switch on the “Memory Stick” is set to the LOCK position. Set the switch to the recording position (page 144). You have deleted an image by • Marking (protect) will prevent you from deleting images by mistake (page 87). mistake. • Set the write protect switch of the “Memory Stick” to the LOCK position to prevent accidental erasure (page 144). The resizing function does not work. • You cannot resize movies, Multi Burst images, RAW data fi les, and compressed (TIFF) images., Symptom Cause/Solution You cannot display a print (DPOF) • You cannot display print (DPOF) marks on movies or images recorded in RAW mode. mark. You cannot cut a movie. • The movie is not long enough to cut. • Protected movie cannot be cut. Cancel the protection (page 87). • Still images cannot be cut.

C omputers

Symptom Cause/Solution You do not know if the OS of your • Check “Recommended computer environment” (pages 102 and 115). computer is compatible. You cannot install the USB driver. • In Windows 2000, log on as Administrator (authorized Administrators) (page 102). Your computer does not recognize • Turn on the camera (page 17). your camera. • The battery level is low. Use the AC Adaptor (page 16). • Use the supplied USB cable (pages 104 and 116). • Disconnect the USB cable from both the computer and the camera, and connect it again fi rmly. Make sure that “USB Mode” is displayed on the LCD screen (page 104). • Set [USB Connect] to [Normal] in the SET UP settings (pages 51 and 142) • The USB connectors on your computer are connected to other equipment besides the keyboard, the mouse, and your camera. Disconnect all equipment other than the keybord and the mouse from the USB connectors (page 102). • The camera is not connected directly to your computer. Connect the camera directly to your computer without passing through a USB hub or other device (page 102). • Install the USB driver (page 103). • Your computer does not properly recognize the device because you connected the camera and your computer with the USB cable before you installed the “USB Driver” from the supplied CD-ROM. Delete the erroneously recognized device from your computer (page 106), then install the USB driver (page 103). You cannot copy images. • Connect the camera and your computer correctly using the supplied USB cable (page 104). • Follow the designated copy procedure for your OS (pages 105, 106, 111 and 116). • You attempted to shoot using a recording medium formatted by a computer. Shoot using a recording medium formatted by your camera. Troubleshooting, Symptom Cause/Solution After making a USB connection, • Start up the “Picture Package Menu” and check [Settings]. “Picture Package” does not • Make a USB connection when the computer is turned on (page 104). automatically start. The image cannot be played back on • You try to play back the image recorded in the RAW mode. Install software from the supplied CD- a computer. ROM (page 79). • If you are using the “Picture Package” application software, click on help at the upper-right corner of each screen. • Consult the computer or software manufacturer. The image and sound are interrupted • You are playing back the movie directly from the recording medium. Copy the movie to the hard by noise when you view a movie on a disk of your computer and then play back the movie from the hard disk (pages 105, 106, 111 and computer. 116). You cannot print an image. • Check the printer settings. Images once copied to a computer • Copied to a wrong folder. Copy them to an available folders, such as “101MSDCF” (page 108). cannot be viewed on the camera. • The folder/fi le name has been changed on your computer (page 109). “Memory Stick” Symptom Cause/Solution You cannot insert a “Memory Stick.” • You are inserting the “Memory Stick” backwards. Insert the “Memory Stick” from the correct side (page 22). You cannot record on a “Memory Stick.” • The write-protect switch on the “Memory Stick” is set to the LOCK position. Set the switch to the recording position (page 144). • The capacity of the “Memory Stick” is full. Delete unnecessary images (pages 46 and 99). • The /CF switch is set to CF. Set the switch to (page 21). • The image size is set to [640(Fine)] when recording movies. Insert a “Memory Stick PRO” (pages 97 and 144) or set the image size to other than [640(Fine)]. You cannot format a “Memory Stick.” • The write-protect switch on the “Memory Stick” is set to the LOCK position. Set the switch to the recording position (page 144). You have formatted a “Memory Stick” • All the data on the “Memory Stick” are deleted by formatting. You cannot restore them. Set the write by mistake. protect switch of the “Memory Stick” to the LOCK position to prevent accidental erasure (page 144).,

CF card

Symptom Cause/Solution You cannot insert a CF card. • You try to insert an unusable CF card (page 21). • You are inserting it backwards. Insert it from the right side (page 23). You cannot record on a CF card. • The CF card is full. Delete unnecessary images (pages 46 and 99). • An unusable CF card is inserted. • The /CF switch is set to . Set the switch to CF (page 21). • The image size is set to [640(Fine)] when recording movies. Insert a “Memory Stick PRO” (pages 97 and 144) or set the image size to other than [640(Fine)]. You have formatted a CF card by • All the data on the CF card are erased by formatting. You cannot restore them. mistake.

PictBridge compliant printer

Symptom Cause/Solution The connection cannot be • Consult with the printer manufacturer whether the printer is compliant with the PictBridge or not. established. • Check that the printer is turned on and can connect with the camera. • Set [USB Connect] to [PictBridge] in the SET UP settings (page 142). • Depending on the circumstances, the connection may not be established. Disconnect and connect the USB cable again. If an error message is indicated on the printer, refer to the operating instructions supplied with the printer. You cannot print images. • The camera is not connected to the printer. Check that the camera and the printer are properly connected using the USB cable. • Turn on the printer. For further information, refer to the operating instructions supplied with it. • If you select [Exit] during printing, you may not print again depending on your printer. Disconnect and connect the USB cable again. If you cannot print still, disconnect the USB cable, turn off and on the printer, then connect the USB cable again. • Movies and images recorded in RAW mode cannot be printed. • Images modifi ed with a computer or images shot using other than this camera may not be able to be printed. Printing is canceled. • You disconnected the USB cable before the (Not disconnect USB cable) mark disappears. • You switched the /CF switch while printing. Troubleshooting, Symptom Cause/Solution You cannot insert the date or print • Consult with the printer manufacturer whether the printer provides date function or index print images in the index mode. function or not. • The date may not be inserted in the index mode depending on the printer. Consult with the printer manufacturer. The paper size you want to print on • Check with the printer manufacturer whether the printer supports the paper size you want to print on. does not appear. “- - -” is printed on the date- • The images that do not have the recording date data cannot be printed with the date inserted. Set inserted part. [Date] to [Off] and print the image. You cannot print with the current • If the printer paper was changed to paper of a different size after the camera was connected to the paper size setting of the printer. printer, disconnect and connect the USB cable again. • The printing setting of the camera differs from the printer setting. Change the paper size setting of the camera (pages 92 and 94) or change the printer setting. You cannot perform other operations • The printer is performing the printing stop processing, so wait for this processing to finish. (This when printing is stopped. processing may take some time depending on the printer.)

Others

Symptom Cause/Solution Your camera does not work. • You are not using an “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack. Use an “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack (page 146). • The battery level is low. (The indicator appears.) Charge the battery pack (page 13). • Connect the AC Adaptor securely to the DC IN jack of your camera and to a wall outlet (wall socket) (page 16). The power is on, but the camera does • The built-in microcomputer is not working properly. Disconnect, and then, after one minute, not work. reconnect all power sources and turn on the camera. If this does not work, press the RESET button inside the battery/“Memory Stick”/CF card cover with a fi ne-tipped object, then turn the power on again. (This will clear the date and time settings, etc.) (page 119) You cannot identify an indicator on • Check the indicator (pages 149 to 153). the screen. The lens gets fogged. • Moisture condensation has occurred. Turn off the camera and leave for about an hour at room temperature for the moisture to evaporate before use (page 143). The camera becomes warm when you • This is not a malfunction. use it for the long time. The lens does not move when you • The battery pack is discharged. Replace the battery pack with a charged battery pack (page 13) or 128 turn off the camera. use the AC Adaptor (page 16).,

Warnings and

messages The following messages may appear on the screen. Message Meaning/Corrective Action No Memory Stick • Insert a “Memory Stick” (page 22). • Set the /CF switch to CF and record the image using the CF card. System error • Turn the power off and on again (page 17). Memory Stick error • The inserted “Memory Stick” cannot be used in your camera (page 144). • The “Memory Stick” is damaged. • The terminal section of the “Memory Stick” is dirty. • Insert the “Memory Stick” correctly (page 22). Memory Stick type error • The inserted “Memory Stick” cannot be used in your camera (page 144). Read only memory • Your camera cannot record or delete images to this “Memory Stick”. Memory Stick locked • The write-protect switch on the “Memory Stick” is set to the LOCK position. Set it to the recording position (page 144). No memory space • The capacity of the “Memory Stick” is insuffi cient. You cannot record images. Delete unnecessary images (pages 46 and 99). No CF card • Insert the CF card (page 23). • Set the /CF switch to and record the image using the “Memory Stick”. CF card error • An unusable CF card is inserted (page 21). • The CF card is damaged, or the terminal section of the CF card is dirty. • Insert the CF card correctly (page 23). CF card type error • The inserted CF card cannot be used with your camera (page 21). CF card locked • The CF card is set to be unrecordable. Consult with the CF card manufacturer. No CF card space • The capacity of the CF card is insuffi cient. You cannot record images. Delete unnecessary images or data (pages 46 and 99). Troubleshooting, Message Meaning/Corrective Action Format error • The recording medium format failed. Format the recording medium again (page 48). • When using a Memory Stick Duo Adaptor that is compliant with the CompactFlash slot, the write-protect switch on the “Memory Stick Duo” is set to LOCK position. Set it to the recording position. For "InfoLITHIUM" battery • The battery pack is not the “InfoLITHIUM” type. only Image size over • You are playing back an image of a size that cannot be played back on your camera. • The battery level is low or zero. Charge the battery pack (page 13). Depending on the conditions of use or the type of battery pack, the indicator may fl ash even though there are still 5 to 10 minutes of remaining battery time left. No fi le in this folder • No images have been recorded in this folder. Folder error • A folder with the same fi rst three digits number already exists in the recording medium. (For example: 123MSDCF and 123ABCDE) Select other folders, or create a new folder. Cannot create more • The folder whose fi rst three digits of the name is “999” exists in the recording medium. You cannot create any folders folders. Cannot record • The camera cannot record images in the selected folder. Select a different folder (page 53). • Camera shake may occur due to insuffi cient light. Use the fl ash, mount the camera on a tripod, or otherwise secure the camera in place. Turn the power off and on • A problem with the lens caused an error. again “Night Shot” • An operation that is not valid while NIGHTSHOT is set was attempted. “Night Framing” • An operation that is not valid while NIGHTFRAMING is set is attempted. 640(Fine) is not available • 640(Fine) size movies can be recorded only using “Memory Stick PRO”. Insert a “Memory Stick PRO” or set the image size to other than [640(Fine)]. File error • An error occurred while playing back the image. File protect • The image is protected against erasure. Release the protection (page 87). Cannot divide • The movie is not long enough to be divided (about more than two seconds). • The fi le is not a movie. Invalid operation • You are playing back a fi le that was created on equipment other than this camera., Message Meaning/Corrective Action Enable printer to connect • [USB Connect] is set to [PictBridge], however the camera is connected to a non-PictBridge compliant device. Check the device. • Depending on the circumstances, the connection may not be established. Disconnect and connect the USB cable again. If an error message is indicated on the printer, refer to the operating instructions supplied with the printer. Connect to device • You tried to print images before the printer connection was established. Connect to a PictBridge compliant printer. No printable image • You tried to execute [DPOF image] without checking the mark. • You tried to execute [All In This Folder] while selecting the folder that stores only movies or images recorded in RAW mode. You cannot print movies or image recorded in RAW mode. Printer busy • Since the printer is busy, it cannot receive print requests. Check the printer. Paper error • A paper error occurred, such as paper-out, paper-jam, etc. Check the printer. Ink error • An ink error has occurred in the connected printer, or the ink is low. Check the printer. Printer error • The camera received an error from the printer. Check the printer, or check if the image you want to print is corrupted. • The data transmission to the printer may not be completed yet. Do not disconnect the USB cable. Processing • The printer is performing the printing stop processing. Printing is not possible until this processing is completed. This processing may take some time depending on the printer. Troubleshooting,

Self-diagnosis display Code Cause Countermeasure

C:32: There is trouble with your • Turn the power off and on again (page – If a code starting with an alphabet camera’s hardware. 17). letter appears C:13: The camera cannot read or write • Re-insert the recording medium several data on the recording medium. times. Your camera has a self-diagnosis display. An unformatted recording • Format the recording medium (page 48). This function displays the camera medium is inserted. condition on the LCD screen with a The inserted recording medium • Insert a new recording medium (page 21). combination of a letter and four numerical cannot be used with your camera, digits. If this occurs, check the following or the data is damaged. code chart and attempt the corresponding E:61: A camera malfunction that you • Press the RESET button located inside corrective actions. The last two digits E:91: cannot reverse has occurred. the battery/“Memory Stick”/CF card (indicated by ) will differ depending cover, then turn the power on again. on the state of the camera. (page 119) If you are unable to solve the problem even after trying the corrective actions a few times, contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. C:32:ss Self-diagnosis display, “Memory Stick”

N umber of images R AW (Units: images)

16MB 32MB 64MB 128MB 256MB 512MB 1GB that can be saved or 7M 0 (0) 1 (1) 3 (3) 6 (7) 12 (13) 25 (27) 51 (56) shooting time 3:2 – – – – – – – The number of images that can be saved 5M 0 (0) 1 (1) 3 (3) 7 (7) 12 (13) 26 (28) 53 (57) and the shooting time differ, depending on 3M 0 (0) 1 (1) 3 (3) 7 (7) 13 (14) 27 (28) 56 (59) the capacity of the recording medium, the 1M 0 (1) 1 (2) 3 (4) 8 (8) 14 (14) 29 (29) 60 (61) image size, and the image quality. Refer VGA(E- to the following charts when you choosea1(1) 2 (2) 4 (4) 8 (8) 14 (15) 30 (30) 61 (62)Mail) recording medium. T IFF (Units: images) • The number of images is listed in Fine 16MB 32MB 64MB 128MB 256MB 512MB 1GB (Standard) order. 7M 0 (0) 1 (1) 2 (2) 5 (5) 9 (10) 19 (20) 39 (42) • The values for the number of images that can be saved and the shooting time 3:2 0 (0) 1 (1) 2 (3) 5 (6) 10 (11) 21 (23) 43 (46) may vary, depending on the shooting 5M 0 (0) 1 (1) 2 (2) 5 (5) 9 (10) 20 (21) 40 (42) conditions. 3M 0 (0) 1 (1) 2 (2) 5 (5) 10 (10) 20 (21) 42 (43) • For normal shooting times and numbers 1M 0 (0) 1 (1) 2 (2) 5 (5) 10 (10) 21 (22) 44 (44) of images that can be saved, see page 25. VGA(E- • When the number of remaining shooting 0 (0) 1 (1) 3 (3) 6 (6) 10 (10) 22 (22) 45 (45)Mail) images is greater than 9,999, the “>9999” indicator appears on the LCD screen. • The table below shows the approximate number of images and recording time that can be recorded on a recording medium that has been formatted by this camera. Additional information,

Multi Burst (Units: images)

16MB 32MB 64MB 128MB 256MB 512MB 1GB 726 1482 1M 24 (46) 50 (93) 101 (187) 202 (376) 357 (649) (1320) (2694)

Movie

16MB 32MB 64MB 128MB 256MB 512MB 1GB 640(Fine) — — — — 0:02:57 0:06:02 0:12:20 640(Standard) 0:00:42 0:01:27 0:02:56 0:05:54 0:10:42 0:21:47 0:44:27 160 0:11:12 0:22:42 0:45:39 1:31:33 2:51:21 5:47:05 11:44:22 The numbers indicate the recording time. For example: “1:31:45” indicates “1 hour, 31 minutes, 45 seconds.” • The image size is as follows: 640(Fine): 640×480 640(Standard): 640×480 160: 160×112,

CF card Movie

1GB RAW (Units: images) 640(Fine) – 1GB 640(Standard) 0:46:53 7M 53 (59) 160 12:30:14 3:2 – The numbers indicate the recording time. For 5M 56 (60) example: “12:30:14” indicates “12 hour, 30 3M 59 (62) minutes, 14 seconds.” 1M 63 (64) • The image size is as follows: VGA(E- 640(Fine): 640×48065 (65) Mail) 640(Standard): 640×480 160: 160×112 • Even when you use a recording medium with T IFF (Units: images) a capacity greater than 2 GB, the maximum recordable fi le size per one continuous 1GB shooting is 2 GB. 7M 41 (44) 3:2 45 (49) 5M 43 (45) 3M 44 (46) 1M 46 (47) VGA(E- 47 (48) Mail) Multi Burst (Units: images) 1GB 1M 1563 (2482) Additional information,

Menu items

M enu items that can be modifi ed differ the power is turned off or the mode dial is Factory settings are indicated with . depending on the position of the mode dial changed to other position (except [PFX] or the setting. (P.Effect)). Menu items are maintained even when

When the mode dial is set to

Item Setting Description Mode (REC Mode) RAW – Records RAW data fi le in addition to the JPEG fi le (page 79). TIFF – Records uncompressed (TIFF) fi le in addition to the JPEG fi le (page 80). Multi Burst – Records a continuous burst of 16 frames within a single still image (page 76). Speed Burst – Records continuously with a short shooting interval (page 75). Burst – Continuously shoots even more images (page 75). Normal – Records an image using the normal recording mode

When the mode switch is set to P, S, A, M, SCN

Item Setting Description SCN (Scene) / / / / / / Sets the Scene Selection mode (page 39). (This setting can be made only in SCN mode.) (Metering Spot / Center / Multi Matches the exposure to the subject you want to shoot (page 60). Set the metering Mode) region. WB (White Bal) / / WB / / / / Sets the white balance (page 73). / Auto I SO1) 800 / 400 / 200 / 100 / Auto Selects the ISO sensitivity. 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. • Note that the image tends to become noisier as the ISO sensitivity number increases. (P.Quality) Fine / Standard Records images with fi ne/standard quality (page 52)., Item Setting Description Mode (REC Mode)1) RAW – Records RAW data fi le in addition to the JPEG fi le (page 79). TIFF – Records uncompressed (TIFF) fi le in addition to the JPEG fi le (page 80). Multi Burst – Records a continuous burst of 16 frames within a single still image (page 76). Exp Brktg – Records three images with the exposure value of each image slightly shifted (page 64). Speed Burst – Records continuously with a short shooting interval (page 75). Burst – Continuously shoots even more images (page 75). Normal – Records an image using the normal recording mode BRK (Bracket ±1.0EV / ±0.7EV / ±0.3EV Sets the exposure compensation value when recording three images with each Step)2) exposure adjustment value (page 64). (This setting cannot be made when [Mode] (REC Mode) in the menu is set to other than [Exp Brktg].) M (Interval)2) 1/7.5 / 1/15 / 1/30 Selects the Multi Burst shutter interval (page 76). (This setting cannot be made when [Mode] (REC Mode) in the menu is set to other than [Multi Burst].) (Flash Level)3) + / Normal / – Selects the amount of fl ash light (page 71). PFX (P.Effect) B&W / Sepia / Off Sets the image special effects (page 78). (Saturation)4) + / Normal / – Adjusts the saturation of the image. The indicator appears (except when the setting is Normal). (Contrast)4) + / Normal / – Adjusts the contrast of the image. The indicator appears (except when the setting is Normal). (Sharpness)4) + / Normal / – Adjusts the sharpness of the image. The indicator appears (except when the setting is Normal). 1) The available settings are limited when the mode dial is set to SCN. 2) This does not appear when SCN is set to (Twilight mode), (Twilight portrait mode) or (Candle mode). 3) This does not appear when SCN is set to (Twilight mode) or (Candle mode). 4) This does not appear when the mode dial is set to SCN. Additional information,

W hen the mode switch is set to

Item Setting Description (Metering Spot / Center / Multi Matches the exposure to the subject you want to shoot (page 60). Set the metering Mode) region. WB (White Bal) / / / / / / Sets the white balance (page 73). Auto PFX (P.Effect) B&W / Sepia / Off Sets the image special effects (page 78).,

When the mode switch is set to

Item Setting Description (Folder) OK / Cancel Selects the folder containing the image you want to play back (page 82). (Protect) — Protects and unprotects images against accidental erasure (page 87). (DPOF) — Marks and unmarks the print (DPOF) mark on still images you want to print (page 95). (Print) — Prints images using a PictBridge compliant printer (page 90). (Slide) Interval – Sets the slide show interval (page 84). (Only in single-image mode) 3 sec / 5 sec / 10 sec / 30 sec / 1 min Image – Sets the range of the playback images. Folder / All Repeat – Plays back images repeatedly. On / Off Start – Starts the slide show. Cancel – Cancels the slide show. (Resize) 7M / 5M / 3M / 1M / VGA / Cancel Changes the recorded still image size (page 88). (Only in single-image mode) (Rotate) (counter clockwise) / (clockwise) Rotates the still image (page 85). (Only in single-image mode) / OK / Cancel (Divide) OK / Cancel Divides a moving image (page 100). (Only in single-image mode) Additional information,

S ET UP items

Set the mode dial to SET UP. The SET UP screen appears. Factory settings are indicated with . (Camera 1)1 Item Setting Description AF Mode Single / Monitor / Cont Selects the focus operation mode (page 68). D igital Zoom Smart / Precision / Off Selects the digital zoom mode (page 31). Date/time Day&Time / Date / Off Selects whether to superimpose the date or time onto the image (page 37). The date and time are not inserted in movie or Multi Burst mode. Also, the date and time appear only during playback, and do not appear during recording. Red Eye Reduction On / Off Reduces the red-eye phenomenon when using a fl ash (page 70). Hologram AF Auto / Off Selects whether to emit hologram AF light. Used when it is diffi cult to focus on the subject in dark conditions (page 35). A uto Review On / Off Selects whether to automatically display the recorded image on the LCD screen immediately after shooting a still image. When set to [On], the recorded image is displayed for approximately two seconds. If you press the shutter button halfway down during this period, the recorded image display disappears and you can immediately shoot the next image. (Camera 2) Item Setting Description E nlarged Icon On / Off Selects whether to temporarily enlarge the setting indication when you press (Flash mode), (Self-timer) or (Macro). Flash Ext. / Int. Selects whether to use a commercially available external fl ash (page 72)., (Memory Stick Tool) (When the /CF switch is set to ) Item Setting Description Format OK / Cancel Formats the “Memory Stick”. Note that formatting irrevocably erases all data on a “Memory Stick”, including even protected images (page 48). Create REC. Folder OK / Cancel Creates a folder for recording images (page 52). Change REC. OK / Cancel Changes a folder for recording images (page 52). Folder (CF Card Tool) (When the /CF switch is set to CF) Item Setting Description Format OK / Cancel Formats the CF card. Note that formatting irrevocably erases all data on a CF card, including even protected images (page 48). Create REC. Folder OK / Cancel Creates a folder for recording images (page 52). Change REC. OK / Cancel Changes a folder for recording images (page 52). Folder (Setup 1) Item Setting Description LCD Backlight Bright / Normal / Dark Selects the brightness of the LCD backlight. Selecting [Bright] makes the screen bright and easy to see when using the camera outdoors or in other bright locations, but also uses up the battery charge faster. Displayed only when you are using the camera with the battery pack. Beep Shutter − Turns on the shutter sound when you press the shutter button. On − Turns on the beep/shutter sound when you press the control button/press the shutter button. Off − Turns off the beep/shutter sound. Language — Displays the menu items, warnings and messages in selected language. Additional information, (Setup 2) Item Setting Description File Number Series − Assigns numbers to fi les in sequence even if the recording medium is changed or the recording folder is changed. Reset − Resets the fi le numbering and starts from 0001 each time the folder is changed. (When the recording folder contains a fi le, a number one higher than the largest number is assigned.) USB Connect PictBridge − Connects the camera with a PictBridge compatible printer (page 90). P TP − When a PTP connection is made, the Copy Wizard automatically starts up and copies the images in the recording folder (page 106) set in the camera to the computer. (This supports Windows XP and Mac OS X.) Normal − Makes a USB connection between the camera and a computer (pages 104 and 114). V ideo Out NTSC − Sets the video output signal to NTSC mode (e.g., USA, Japan). PAL − Sets the video output signal to PAL mode (e.g., Europe). C lock Set OK / Cancel Sets the date and time (pages 18 and 51)., Cleaning the lens On moisture condensation

P recautions Wipe the lens with a soft cloth to remove If the camera is brought directly from a

fi ngerprints, dust, etc. cold to a warm location, or is placed in a Cleaning the DC plug very damp room, moisture may condense Do not leave the camera in the Clean the DC plug of the AC Adaptor with inside or outside the camera. This moisture following places a dry cotton bud. Do not use the dirty plug. condensation may cause a malfunction of • In extremely hot place, such as in a car Use of the dirty plug may not properly the camera. parked in the sun. The camera body may charge the battery pack. Moisture condensation occurs become deformed or this may cause a easily when: malfunction. Cleaning the camera surface • Under direct sunlight or near a heater. Clean the camera surface with a soft cloth • The camera is brought from a cold The camera body may become slightly moistened with water, then wipe location such as a ski slope into a discolored or deformed, or this may the surface with a dry cloth. Do not use the warmly heated room cause a malfunction. following as this may damage the fi nish or • The camera is taken from an air- • On rocking vibration the casing. conditioned room or car interior to the − Chemical products such as thinner, hot outdoors, etc. • Near strong magnetic place • In sandy or dusty places, be careful benzine, alcohol, disposable cloth, insect How to prevent moisture not to let sand or dust get into the repellent or insecticide, etc. condensation camera. This may cause the camera to − Touch the camera with the above on When bringing the camera from a cold malfunction, and in some cases this your hand place to a warm place, seal the camera malfunction cannot be repaired. − Contact with rubber or vinyl for a long in a plastic bag and allow it to adapt to time conditions at the new location overaOncleaning On operating temperature period of time (about an hour). Cleaning the LCD screen Your camera is designed for use between the temperatures of 0°C and 40°C (32°FIfmoisture condensation occurs Wipe the screen surface with an LCD and 104°F). Shooting in extremely cold Turn off the camera and wait about an cleaning kit (not supplied) to remove or hot places that exceed this range is not hour for the moisture to evaporate. Note fi ngerprints, dust, etc. recommended. that if you attempt to shoot with moisture remaining inside the lens, you will be unable to record clear images. Additional information,

On internal rechargeable button C harging method

battery Connect the camera to a wall outlet (wall On “Memory Stick” This camera has an internal rechargeable socket) using the AC Adaptor, or install a button battery for maintaining the date charged battery pack, and leave the camera “Memory Stick” is a compact, portable IC and time and other settings regardless of for 24 hours or more with the power off. recording medium. whether the power is on or off. The types of “Memory Stick” that can This rechargeable button battery is • The rechargeable button battery is located be used with this camera are listed in the inside the battery insertion slot of the camera. continually charged as long as you are following table. However, proper operation Never remove the rechargeable button battery. using the camera. However, if you use the cannot be guaranteed for all “Memory camera for only short periods it discharges Stick” functions. gradually, and if you do not use the camera at all for about one month it becomes “Memory Stick” type Recording/ completely discharged. In this case, be sure playback 4) to charge this rechargeable button battery Memory Stick before using the camera. Memory Stick (MagicGate/ However, even if this rechargeable button high-speed data transfer) battery is not charged, you can still use the Memory Stick Duo 1) camera as long as you do not record the Memory Stick Duo 2)3) date and time. (MagicGate/high-speed data transfer) 1) MagicGate Memory Stick 2) MagicGate Memory Stick 2) Duo 1) Memory Stick PRO 2)3) Memory Stick PRO Duo 1) 2)3) 1) When using it with this camera, be sure to insert into the Memory Stick Duo Adaptor., 2) “MagicGate Memory Stick” is equipped • Data may be damaged in the following cases: • Verify that you are inserting the “Memory with the MagicGate copyright protection – Removing the “Memory Stick” or turning off Stick Duo” in the proper direction when technology. MagicGate is copyright protection the camera while reading or writing data. inserting it into the Memory Stick Duo technology that uses encryption technology. – Using the camera in a location subject to the Adaptor. However, because your camera does not effects of static electricity or noise. • Verify that you are inserting the Memory Stick support the MagicGate standards, data • We recommend you back up any important Duo Adaptor in the proper direction when recorded with your camera is not subject to data. inserting it into the camera. Inserting it in the MagicGate copyright protection. • Do not attach any other material than the wrong direction may cause a malfunction. 3) Supports high-speed data transmission using supplied label on the labeling position. • Do not insert a “Memory Stick Duo” that is not the parallel interface. • When you attach the supplied label, be sure to inserted into a Memory Stick Duo Adaptor into 4) [640 (Fine)] size movies can be recorded or attach it to the labeling position. Be careful that a “Memory Stick”-compatible unit. This may played back only using a “Memory Stick PRO” the label does not stick out. cause a malfunction of the unit. or “Memory Stick PRO Duo.” • When you carry or store the “Memory Stick,” • When formatting the “Memory Stick Duo,” • The “Memory Stick” formatted with a put it in the case supplied with it. insert the “Memory Stick Duo” into the computer is not guaranteed to operate with this • Do not touch the terminals of a “Memory Memory Stick Duo Adaptor. camera. Stick” with your hand or a metal object. • When the “Memory Stick Duo” is equipped • The data read/write time differs depending on • Do not strike, bend or drop a “Memory Stick.” with the write protect switch, release its lock. the combination of the “Memory Stick” and a • Do not disassemble or modify a “Memory device. Stick.” Note on use of the “Memory Stick • Do not expose the “Memory Stick” to water. PRO”

Notes on use of the “Memory Stick” • Avoid using or storing the “Memory Stick” in “Memory Stick PRO” with a capacity of up to 1

• You cannot record, edit, or delete images the following places: GB is verifi ed for this camera. when the write-protect switch is set to LOCK. – In a car parked in the sun, or at a high The position or the shape of the write-protect temperature. switch may differ depending on the “Memory – Under direct sunlight. Stick” you use. – In a humid place or near corrosive material. Terminal Notes on use of the “Memory Stick

Duo”

• Be sure to insert the “Memory Stick Duo” into the Memory Stick Duo Adaptor when using Write-protect the “Memory Stick Duo” with the camera. If switch you insert the “Memory Stick Duo” into the camera without attaching the Memory Stick Duo Adaptor, you may not be able to remove Labeling position the “Memory Stick Duo.” • Do not remove the “Memory Stick” while reading or writing data. Additional information, Effective use of the battery pack Remaining battery time

O n “InfoLITHIUM” • Battery performance decreases in indicator

battery pack low-temperature surroundings. So, the The power may go off although the battery time that the battery pack can be used is remaining indicator shows there is enough shorter in cold places. We recommend power to operate. Use the battery pack up the following to ensure longer battery and charge the battery pack fully again so pack use: that the indication on the battery remaining What is the “InfoLITHIUM” − Put the battery pack in a pocket close to indicator is correct. Note, however, that battery pack? your body to warm it up, and insert it the correct battery indication sometimes The “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack is a in your camera immediately before you will not be restored if the camera is used in lithium-ion battery pack that has functions start shooting. high temperatures for a long time or left in for communicating information related to • Frequently operating the zoom or fl ash a fully charged state, or the battery pack is operating conditions between your camera wears out the battery charge faster. frequently used. and the AC Adaptor. • We recommend having spare battery The “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack packs handy for two or three times the How to store the battery pack calculates the power consumption expected shooting time, and making trial • Even if the battery pack will not be used according to the operating conditions of shots before taking the actual shots. for a long time, fully charge it and use your camera, and displays the remaining • Do not expose the battery pack to water. it up once per year. Remove the battery battery time in minutes. The battery pack is not water-resistant. pack from your camera, then store it in • Do not leave the camera in a hot location a dry, cool place. This is to maintain the Charging the battery pack such as inside a hot car or exposed to battery pack’s functions. We recommend charging the battery pack direct sunlight. • To use the battery pack up on your in an ambient temperature of between camera, leave the POWER button to on 10°C to 30°C (50°F to 86°F). You may not in slide show playback mode (page 84) be able to effi ciently charge the battery until the power goes off. pack outside of this temperature range. • Always carry and store the battery pack in the battery case to prevent the battery terminals from becoming dirty or short circuited.,

Battery life [Input and Output connectors]

• The battery life is limited. Battery Specifi cations A /V OUT (MONO) jack (Monaural) Minijack capacity decreases little by little as Video: 1 Vp-p, 75 Ω, unbalanced, you use it more and more, and as time Camera sync negative passes. When the battery operating time Audio: 327 mV (at a 47 kΩ load)[System] Output impedance 2.2 kΩ is shortened considerably, a probable Image device Accessory jack cause is that the battery pack has reached 9.04 mm (1/1.8 type) color CCD Mini-minijack (ø 2.5 mm) the end of its life. Buy a new battery Primary color fi lter USB jack mini-B pack. Total pixels number of camera USB communication Approx. 7 410 000 pixels • The battery life varies according to how Effective pixels number of camera Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0 compliant) it is stored and the operating conditions Approx. 7 201 000 pixels [LCD screen] and environment for each battery pack. Lens Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar LCD panel 4× zoom lens 6.2 cm (2.5 type) TFT drive f = 7 – 28 mm (34 – 136 mm when Total number of dots converted to a 35 mm still camera) 123 000 dots F2.8 – 4.0 Exposure control [Power, general] Automatic exposure, Shutter speed Used battery pack priority, Aperture priority, Manual NP-FR1 exposure, Scene selection (7 modes) White balance Power requirements3.6 V Automatic, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Flash, Power consumption (during shooting One-push with LCD screen on) File format (DCF compliant) 1.53 W Still images: Exif Ver. 2.2 JPEG Operating temperature compliant, RAW, TIFF, DPOF 0°C to +40°C (+32°F to +104°F) compatible Storage temperature Movies: MPEG1 compliant –20°C to +60°C (–4°F to +140°F) (Monaural) Dimensions Recording media 119.8×72.0×63 mm (4 3/4×2 7/8×2 “Memory Stick” 1/2 inches) (W/H/D, excluding CompactFlash (Type I) maximum protrusions) Flash Recommended distance (ISO set to Mass 410 g (14.5 oz) (including battery Auto): pack NP-FR1, “Memory Stick” and 0.4 to3m(15 3/4 inches to 118 1/8 shoulder strap) inches) (W) Microphone 0.4 to 2.5 m (15 3/4 inches to 98 1/2 Electret condenser microphone inches) (T) 147 Additional information, Speaker Dynamic speaker Accessories Exif Print Compatible • AC-LS5/LS5B AC Adaptor (1) PRINT Image Matching II • Power cord (mains lead) (1) Compatible • NP-FR1 battery pack (1) PictBridge Compatible • Battery case (1) • USB cable (1) AC-LS5/LS5B AC Adaptor • A/V connecting cable (1) Input rating • Shoulder strap (1) 100 V to 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz, 11 W, 0.16 A to 0.09 A • CD-ROM (USB driver SPVD-012) (1) Output rating • CD-ROM (Image Data Converter Ver.2.0) (1) 4.2 V DC, 1.5 A • Operating instructions (1) Operating temperature 0°C to +40°C (+32°F to +104°F) Design and specifi cations are subject to change Storage temperature without notice. –20°C to +60°C (–4°F to +140°F) Dimensions Approx. 48×29×81 mm (1 15/16×1 3/16×3 1/4 inches) (W/H/D, excluding projecting parts) Mass Approx. 130 g (5 oz) excluding power cord (mains lead) NP-FR1 battery pack Used battery Lithium-ion battery Maximum voltage DC 4.2 V Nominal voltage DC 3.6 V Capacity 4.4 Wh (1220 mAh),

The LCD screen / / / / / / / / M / A / S

Page numbers in parentheses indicate Mode dial/Scene selection (12, 39) Macro (33) the location of additional important / SL / information. Flash mode (69) S AF / M AF / C AF AF mode (68)

When shooting still images

Red-eye reduction (70) / / 1 3 AF range fi nder frame (66) 60min VGA 101 / 1.3 / / 1/30” Zoom scaling (31) 0.5m C:32:00 Focus preset value (69) + 4 Sharpness (137) 5 Saturation (137) 7M / 3:2 / 5M / 3M / 1M / VGA2SAF 125 F3.5 +2.0EV Image size (24) Contrast (137) FINE / STD Image quality (52)ON Hologram AF (35, 140) 101 60min Battery remaining (14) Recording folder (52) Conversion lens (80) / AE/AF lock (30) / Remaining recording medium capacity M / S / / RAW / TIFF / BRK Metering mode (60) Recording mode 1/30"(64, 75, 76, 79, 80) Multi Burst interval (76) / WB / / / / Picture effect (78) White balance 400(73) / NightFraming/NightShot (77) Remaining number of recordable images (28) External fl ash (72) Self-timer (34) 149 Additional information, C:32:00 +2.0EV W hen shooting movies Self-diagnosis display (132) EV level value (61) 60min STD640101 STBY 00:00:00 [00:28:25] Menu/Guide menu (50) 1 3C:32:00 Date/time (37) AE LOCK 4(63) + ISO number (65) ±0.7EV25Bracket step value (64) • Pressing MENU switches the menu/guide menu on/off. 60min Vibration warning (130) Battery remaining (14) Low battery warning (130) Recording mode (97) AF range fi nder frame (66) / / / / + White balance (73) Spot metering cross hair (60) STBY / REC Movie shooting (97) 1.3 Histogram (62) Zoom scaling (31) / NR slow shutter (58) Metering mode (60) Shutter speed (57) Conversion lens (80) F3.5 Aperture value (58) Picture effect (78),

W hen playing back still

NightShot (78) images 60min M VGA Low battery warning (130) 1 101 12/12 3 C:32:00AF range fi nder frame (66) 1.3 +2.0EV + 500 F3.5 Macro (33) Spot metering cross hair (60) / / 5 AF range fi nder frame (66) BACK/NEXT VOLUME 0.5m +2.0EV Focus preset value (69) EV level value (61) Menu/Guide menu (50) M Recording mode (76) FINE STD640/ 640/ 160AE LOCK (63) 7M / 3:2 / 5M / 3M / 1M / VGA Image size (97) Image size (24) 101 Recording folder (52) • Pressing MENU switches the menu/guide Protect (87) menu on/off. / Remaining recording medium Print (DPOF) mark (95) capacity / / 00:00:00 [00:28:05] Change folder (82) Recording time [maximum recordable time] (133) 1.3 Playback zoom scaling (83) Self-timer (34) Step 12/16 Frame by frame playback (86) C:32:00 Self-diagnosis display (132) Additional information, / When playing back moving Metering mode (60) images 101-0012 60min 160 101 Folder-fi le number (107) / 101 8/8 3 Flash 1 VOL. 00:00:12 / WB / / / / 4 White balance (73) 500 2 PictBridge connecting (91) Shutter speed (57) DPOF 5 / F3.5 Remaining recording medium Aperture value (58) capacity Playback folder (82) Recording mode (98) 12/12 Histogram (62) FINE640/ STD640/ 160Image number/Number of images Recording date/time of the playback Image size (98) recorded in selected folder image (37) / C:32:00 Menu/Guide menu (50) Playback / Stop (98) Self-diagnosis display (132) / /

Change folder (82)

• Pressing MENU switches the menu/guide VOL. menu on/off. Volume (98) Not disconnect USB cable (92, 131) +2.0EV EV level value (61) Playback bar (98) ISO number (65), Recording folder (52) / Remaining recording medium capacity Playback folder (82) 8/8 Image number/Number of images recorded in selected folder 00:00:12 Counter (98) Playback image (98) Menu/Guide menu (50) • Pressing MENU switches the menu/guide menu on/off. Additional information,

Index C E A CAF ...68 Enlarged Icon ...140

A/V connecting cable ...44 Candle mode ...40 Enlarging an image ...83 Access lamp ...22 CD-ROM ...103, 110, 117 EV adjustment ...61 AC Adaptor ...16 Center-weighted metering ...60 Exposure Bracket ...64 Advanced accessory shoe ...72 Center AF ...66 Extension ...107, 109 AE ...30 CF card ...21 External fl ash ...72 AE/AF lock ...30 Charging battery pack ...13 AE LOCK ...63 Charging time ...14 F AF range fi nder frame ...66 Cleaning ...143 File names ...107 Aperture priority ...58 Clock Set ...18, 142 File Number ...142 Auto adjustment mode ...29 Close-ups (Macro) shotting ...33 File storage destinations ...107 Auto Focus ...30 Cloudy ...73 Finder ...36 Auto power-off function ...17 CompactFlash ...21 Flash ...35, 69 Auto Review ...140 Compression ratio ...26 Flash Level ...71 Auto shooting mode ...29 Continuous AF ...68 Flash mode ...69 Contrast ...137 Flexible Spot AF ...66

B Control button ...17 Fluorescent ...74

Conversion lens ...80 B&W ...78 Focus preset ...69Copying images to your computer Battery ...13 Folder ...52, 82 ...102, 105, 106, 111, 115 Battery life ...15, 147 Forced fl ash ...69Cutting movies ...100 Battery remaining indicator ...14, 146 Format ...48 Beach mode ...40 Beep/shutter sound ...141DHBurst ...75 Daylight ...73 Histogram ...62 DC plug ...16 Hologram AF ...35 Deleting movies ...99 Deleting still images ...46 Digital zoom. ...31 Divide ...100 DPOF ...95,

I M P

“InfoLITHIUM” battery pack ...146 “Memory Stick” ...144 PAL system ...45 ImageMixer VCD2 ...109, 113, 117 Macintosh users ...115 PictBridge ...90 Image quality ...26, 52 Macro ...33 Picture effect ...78 Image size ...24, 26 MAF ...68 Picture Package ...109 Incandescent ...74 Manual exposure ...60 Playback zoom ...83 Index print ...90 Menu settings ...50, 136 Portrait mode ...39 Index screen ...42 Metering mode ...60 Power on/off ...17 Initialization ...48 Mode (REC Mode) ...136 Precautions ...143 Inserting “Memory Stick” ...22 Mode dial ...12 Precision digital zoom ...32 Inserting a CF card ...23 Moisture condensation ...143 Print (DPOF) mark ...95 Install. ...103, 109, 117 Monitoring AF ...68 Program auto shooting ...56 Interval ...76 MPG ...108 Program Shift ...56 ISO ...65 Multi-pattern metering ...60 Protect ...87 Multipoint AF ...66 PTP ...102, 116, 142

J Multi Burst ...76

Jog dial ...51 Q JPG ...108 N Quick Review ...31 NightFraming ...77

L NightShot ...78 R

No fl ash ...69 Landscape mode ...39 RAW ...79 NR slow shutter ...58 Language ...20 Rechargeable button battery ...144 NTSC system ...45 LCD Backlight ...141 Recommended computer environment ...102, 115 Number of images that can be shot or viewed LCD screen on/off ...36 Red Eye Reduction ...70 ...15, 28, 133 Lens hood ...81 Remaining shooting/viewing time ...15, 133 RESET button ...119

O Resize ...88

One push ...74 Rotate ...85 One push SET ...74 Optical zoom ...31 Index,

S Storing battery pack ...146 V

SAF ...68 Superimposing date and time ...37 VGA ...26 Saturation ...137 Video CD ...113 Scene Selection ...39 T Viewing images on TV ...44 Screen display ...36, 149 TIFF ...80 Viewing images on your computer ...107, 116 Self-diagnosis display ...132 Travel converter ...16 Viewing movies on the LCD screen ...98 Self-timer ...34 Trimming ...84 Viewing still image on the LCD screen ...42 Sepia ...78 TV color system ...45 Volume ...98 Setting date and time ...18 Twilight mode ...39 SET UP ...51, 140 Twilight portrait mode ...39 W Sharpness ...137 Warnings and notice messages ...129 Shooting movies ...97 U White Balance ...73 Shooting still images ...29 Shutter speed priority ...57 USB cable ...104 Windows users ...102 Single AF ...68 USB connection ...104, 116 Single screen ...42 USB driver ...103 Z Slide show ...84 USB jack ...91, 104 Zoom ...31 Slow synchro ...69 USB mode ...102, 116 Zoom scale ...31 Smart zoom ...31 Using your camera abroad ...16 Snow mode ...39 Speed Burst ...75 Spot metering ...60 Printed on 100% recycled paper using VOC (Volatile Organic Compound)-free vegetable oil based ink. Additional information on this product and answers to frequently asked questions can be found at our Customer Support Website. Sony Corporation Printed in Japan,

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