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DSC-P10/P12 SERVICE MANUAL LEVEL 1 US Model Ver 1.0 2003. 03 Canadian Model Revision History DSC-P10 AEP Model UK Model DSC-P10/P12 E Model Hong Kong Model Australian Model Chinese Model Korea Model Tourist Model Japanese Model Photo: DSC-P10 DSC-P10 Link SPECIFICATIONS SELF DIAGNOSIS FUNCTION ORNAMENTAL PARTS • INSTRUCTION MANUAL is shown at the end of this document. DIGITAL STILL CAMERA DSC-P10/P12 COVER SPECIFICATIONS xCamera [Output connectors] xAC-LS5 AC Adaptor [System] A/V OUT (MONO) (Monaural) Rated input voltage Image device Minijack 100 to 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz, 11 W, 9.04 mm (1/1.8 typ...
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DSC-P10/P12 SERVICE MANUAL LEVEL 1

US Model Ver 1.0 2003. 03 Canadian Model Revision History DSC-P10 AEP Model UK Model DSC-P10/P12 E Model Hong Kong Model Australian Model Chinese Model Korea Model Tourist Model Japanese Model Photo: DSC-P10 DSC-P10 Link SPECIFICATIONS SELF DIAGNOSIS FUNCTION ORNAMENTAL PARTS • INSTRUCTION MANUAL is shown at the end of this document.

DIGITAL STILL CAMERA

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DSC-P10/P12 COVER SPECIFICATIONS

xCamera [Output connectors] xAC-LS5 AC Adaptor [System] A/V OUT (MONO) (Monaural) Rated input voltage Image device Minijack 100 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 to 0.09 A Primary color filter sync negative Rated output voltage Total pixels number of camera Audio: 327 mV (at a 47 kΩ load) DC 4.2 V, 1.5 A in operating mode Approx. 5 250 000 pixels Output impedance 2.2 kΩ Operating temperature Effective pixels number of camera USB jack mini-B 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F) Approx. 5 090 000 pixels Storage temperature Lens 3× zoom lens [LCD screen] –20°C to +60°C (– 4 °F to +140°F) f = 7.9 – 23.7 mm (5/16 – Used LCD panel Dimensions 15/16 inches) (38 – 114 mm 3.8 cm (1.5 type) TFT drive Approx. 48×29×81 mm (1 1/2 – 4 1/2 inches) when converted (1 15/16×1 3/16×3 1/4 inches) Total number of dots to a 35 mm still camera) (W/H/D) 123 200 (560×220) dots F2.8 – 5.2 Mass Approx. 130 g (5 oz) Exposure control Automatic exposure, Scene selection [General] xNP-FC11 battery pack (7 modes) Used battery pack White balance NP-FC11 Used battery Flash, Automatic, Daylight, Cloudy, Power requirements Lithium-ion battery Fluorescent, Incandescent 3.6 V Maximum voltage Data format (DCF compliant) Power consumption (during shooting) DC 4.2 V Still images: Exif Ver. 2.2 JPEG 1.6 W Nominal voltage compliant, GIF (for Clip Motion), Operating temperature DC 3.6 V DPOF compatible 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F) Capacity 2.8 Wh (780 mAh) Audio with still image: MPEG1 compliant (Monaural) Storage temperature Moving images: –20°C to +60°C (– 4 °F to +140°F) Accessories MPEG1 compliant (Monaural) Dimensions 108×51.5×35.1 mm • NP-FC11 battery pack (DSC-P12: 2, DSC-P10: 1)Recording media (4 3/8×2 1/8×1 7/16 inches) • AC-LS5 AC Adaptor“Memory Stick” (W/H/D, excluding maximum • Power cord (mains lead) Flash Recommended distance (ISO set to Auto): protrusions) • A/V connecting cable 0.5 m to 3.5 m (19 3/4 inches to Mass Approx. 200 g (7 oz) (including 11 feet 5 3/16 inches) (W) • USB cable battery pack NP-FC11, “Memory 0.6 m to 2.5 m (23 5/8 inches to 8 feet • Wrist strap Stick” and wrist strap) 2 7/16 inches) (T) • “Memory Stick” (32 MB) Built-in microphone • CD-ROM (USB driver SPVD-010) Electret condenser microphone • Operating instructions Built-in speaker Dynamic speaker • Soft carrying case (DSC-P12 only) Exif Print Compatible Design and specifications are subject to change PRINT image matching II Compatible without notice. 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. — 2 —,

DSC-P10/P12

COVER 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 “Memory stick”. Unformatted memory stick is inserted. FORMAT ERROR C:13:ss Insert a new “Memory Stick”. Memory stick is broken. MEMORY STICK ERROR E:61:ss Checking of lens drive circuit. When failed in the focus and zoom initialization. — Checking of flash unit or replacement Abnormality when flash is being E:91:ss of flash unit. charged. — 3 —,

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COVER 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 J : Japanese model marque 0 sont critiquens pour la CH : Chinese model JE : Tourist model KR : Korean model sécurité. CND: Canadian model Ne les remplacer que par une pièceportant le numéro spécifié. • No deep blue models are made as Us or Canadian models. 1. ORNAMENTAL PARTS jack cover 3-081-742-31 (SILVER) 3-081-742-41 (DEEP BLUE) (When change it, need dismantle the set.) LCD window adhesive sheet LCD window 3-081-761-01 3-081-762-01 — 4 —,

DSC-P10/P12 Checking supplied accessories.

Power cord (1) AC adaptor NP-FC11 battery pack Wrist strap (1) 0 1-696-819-11 (AUS) AC-LS5 (1) (P10: 1, P12: 2) 3-050-664-11 0 1-769-608-11 (AEP, E) 0 1-477-730-11 (EXCEPT CH) 0 1-776-985-11 (KR) 0 1-477-730-21 (CH) 0 1-782-476-13 (CH) 0 1-783-374-11 (UK, HK) 0 1-790-107-22 (US, CND) 0 1-790-732-11 (JE, J)

Other accessories

3-080-892-01 MANUAL, INSTRUCTION (for BASIC) (JAPANESE) (J) 3-080-892-11 MANUAL, INSTRUCTION (ENGLISH) (US, CND, AEP, UK, E, AUS, CH, HK, JE) 3-080-892-21 MANUAL, INSTRUCTION (FRENCH, GERMAN) (CND, AEP) USB cable (1) A/V connecting cable (1) 3-080-892-31 MANUAL, INSTRUCTION (SPANISH, PORTUGUESE) 1-827-038-11 1-824-111-11 (AEP, E, JE) 3-080-892-41 MANUAL, INSTRUCTION (ITALIAN, DUTCH) (AEP) 3-080-892-51 MANUAL, INSTRUCTION (TRADITIONAL CHINESE, SIMPLIFIED CHINESE) (E, CH, HK, JE) 3-080-892-61 MANUAL, INSTRUCTION (RUSSIAN, SWEDISH) (AEP) "Memory Stick" (32MB) (1) CD-ROM 3-080-892-71 MANUAL, INSTRUCTION (ARABIC) (E) (SPVD-010 USB driver) (1) 3-080-892-81 MANUAL, INSTRUCTION (KOREAN) (KR) 3-078-942-03 (EXCEPT US, CND, J) 3-080-893-01 MANUAL, INSTRUCTION (for APPLICATION) 3-078-943-03 (US, CND, J) (JAPANESE) (J) Conversion Adaptor (1) Conversion Adaptor (1) 0 1-569-008-12 (E) 0 1-569-007-11 (E, JE) Soft carrying case (1) 3-082-064-01 (P12) 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. 9-876-227-41 Sony EMCS Co. 2003C0500-1 ©2003.3 — 5 — Published by DI Customer Center, 3-080-892-11(1)

Digital Still Camera Operating Instructions

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

Owner’s Record

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 call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product. Model No. DSC-P8/P10/P12 Serial No.

DSC-P8/P10/P12

© 2003 Sony Corporation Getting started _ Shooting still images _ Viewing still images _ Deleting still images _ Before advanced operations _ Advanced still image shooting_ Advanced still image viewing_ Still image editing _ Enjoying movies_ Enjoying images on your computer _ Troubleshooting _ Additional information _ Index _, If you have any questions about this product, CAUTION

WARNING you may call: You are cautioned that any changes or

Sony Customer Information Center modifications not expressly approved in this To prevent fire or shock hazard, do 1-800-222-SONY (7669) manual could void your authority to operate this not expose the unit to rain or The number below is for the FCC related matters equipment. moisture. only. Note:

For the Customers in the U.S.A. Regulatory Information This equipment has been tested and found to

comply with the limits for a Class B digital

Declaration of Conformity device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.

Trade Name: SONY These limits are designed to provide reasonable Model No.: DSC-P8 protection against harmful interference in a Responsible Party: Sony Electronics Inc. residential installation. This equipment generates, Address: 680 Kinderkamack Road, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, Oradell, NJ 07649 U.S.A. if not installed and used in accordance with the Telephone No.: 201-930-6972 instructions, may cause harmful interference to This device complies with Part 15 of the radio communications. However, there is no FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the guarantee that interference will not occur in a following two conditions: (1) This device particular installation. If this equipment does may not cause harmful interference, and cause harmful interference to radio or television This symbol is intended to alert (2) this device must accept any interference reception, which can be determined by turning the user to the presence of received, including interference that may the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged uninsulated “dangerous cause undesired operation. to try to correct the interference by one or more of voltage” within the product’s the following measures: enclosure that may be of Declaration of Conformity — Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna. sufficient magnitude to — Increase the separation between the Trade Name: SONY constitute a risk of electric equipment and receiver. Model No.: DSC-P10 shock to persons. Responsible Party: Sony Electronics Inc. — Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the This symbol is intended to alert Address: 680 Kinderkamack Road, Oradell, NJ 07649 U.S.A. receiver is connected. the user to the presence of Telephone No.: 201-930-6972 — Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/ important operating and TV technician for help. maintenance (servicing) This device complies with Part 15 of the instructions in the literature FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the The supplied interface cable must be used with accompanying the appliance. following two conditions: (1) This device the equipment in order to comply with the limits may not cause harmful interference, and Never expose the battery pack to temperature (2) this device must accept any interference for a digital device pursuant to Subpart B of Part above 60°C (140°F), such as in a car parked received, including interference that may 15 of FCC Rules. in the sun or under direct sunlight. cause undesired operation., Should the fuse in the plug supplied need to be

For the Customers in the U.S.A. replaced, a 5 AMP fuse approved by ASTA or “Memory Stick” and battery

and Canada BSI to BS 1362, (i.e., marked with or pack mark) must be used. RECYCLING LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES If the plug supplied with this equipment has a Lithium-Ion batteries are detachable fuse cover, be sure to attach the recyclable. fuse cover after you change the fuse. Never You can help preserve our use the plug without the fuse cover. If you environment by returning your should lose the fuse cover, please contact your used rechargeable batteries to nearest Sony service station. For the Customers in the U.S.A. and the collection and recycling location nearest Canada you. THIS DEVICE COMPLIES WITH PART 15

Attention for the Customers in OF THE FCC RULES. OPERATION IS

For more information regarding recycling of Europe SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING TWO rechargeable batteries, call toll free CONDITIONS: 1-800-822-8837, or visit This product has been tested and found compliant (1) THIS DEVICE MAY NOT CAUSE http://www.rbrc.org/ with the limits sets out in the EMC Directive for HARMFUL INTERFERENCE, AND using connection cables shorter than 3 meters (2) THIS DEVICE MUST ACCEPT ANY Caution:Do not handle damaged or leaking (9.8 feet). INTERFERENCE RECEIVED, Lithium-Ion batteries. Attention INCLUDING INTERFERENCE THAT MAY CAUTION The electromagnetic field at the specific CAUSE UNDESIRED OPERATION. TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT frequencies may influence the picture and sound THIS CLASS B DIGITAL APPARATUS USE THIS POLARIZED AC PLUG WITH AN of this camera. COMPLIES WITH CANADIAN ICES-003. EXTENSION CORD, RECEPTACLE OR OTHER OUTLET UNLESS THE BLADES Notice CAN BE FULLY INSERTED TO PREVENT If static electricity or electromagnetism causes BLADE EXPOSURE. data transfer to discontinue midway (fail), restart the application or disconnect and connect the USB cable again.

Notice on the supplied AC Adaptor for the customers in Certain countries may regulate disposal of the

the United Kingdom battery used to power this product. Please consult with your local authority. A moulded plug complying with BS 1363 is fitted to this equipment for your safety and convenience.,

Before using your camera

Trial recording Do not shake or strike the camera Clean the flash surface before use Before you record one-time events, you may want In addition to malfunctions and inability to record The heat of flash emission may cause dirt on the to make a trial recording to make sure that the images, this may render the “Memory Stick” flash surface to become discolored or to stick to camera is working correctly. unusable or image data breakdown, damage or the flash surface, resulting in insufficient light loss may occur. emission. No compensation for contents of the recording LCD screen, LCD finder (only models Do not get the camera wet Contents of the recording cannot be compensated with an LCD finder) and lens When taking pictures outdoors in the rain or for if recording or playback is not possible due to • The LCD screen and the LCD finder are under similar conditions, be careful not to get the a malfunction of your camera or recording media, manufactured using extremely high-precision camera wet. If moisture condensation occurs, see etc. technology so over 99.99% of the pixels are page 107 and follow the instructions on how to operational for effective use. However, there remove it before using the camera. Back up recommendation may be some tiny black points and/or bright To avoid the potential risk of data loss, always points (white, red, blue or green in color) that Do not expose the camera to sand or copy (back up) data to a disk. constantly appear on the LCD screen and the dust LCD finder. These points are normal in the Using the camera in sandy or dusty locations may manufacturing process and do not affect the Notes on image data compatibility cause malfunction.recording in any way. • This camera conforms with the Design rule for • Be careful when placing the camera near a Camera File system universal standard window or outdoors. Exposing the LCD screen, Do not aim the camera at the sun or established by the JEITA (Japan Electronics the finder or the lens to direct sunlight for long other bright light and Information Technology Industries periods may cause malfunctions. This may cause irrecoverable damage to your Association). • Do not press the LCD screen hardly. The screen eyes. Or it may cause the malfunction of your • Playback of images recorded with your camera may be uneven and that may cause a camera. on other equipment and playback of images malfunction. recorded or edited with other equipment on • Images may be trailed on the LCD screen in a Notes on the camera locations your camera are not guaranteed. cold location. This is not a malfunction. • Do not use the camera near a location that generates strong radio wave or emits radiation. Precaution on copyright The power zoom lens The camera may not be able to record or play Television programs, films, video tapes, and other This camera is equipped with a power zoom lens. back properly. materials may be copyrighted. Unauthorized Be careful not to bump the lens, and be careful • Do not use the camera near a TV, radio, tuner. recording of such materials may be contrary to not to apply force to it. Noise may be caused on the camera. the provision of the copyright laws.,

On illustration • In addition, system and product names used in

Illustrations used in this manual are of DSC-P8 this manual are, in general, trademarks or unless noted otherwise. registered trademarks of their respective developers or manufacturers. However, the ™

The pictures used in this manual or ® marks are not used in all cases in this

manual. The photographs used as examples of pictures in this manual are reproduced images, and are not actual images shot using this camera.

Trademarks

• “Memory Stick,” and “MagicGate Memory Stick” are trademarks of Sony Corporation. • “Memory Stick Duo” and are trademarks of Sony Corporation. • “Memory Stick PRO” and are trademarks of Sony Corporation. • “MagicGate” and are trademarks of Sony Corporation. • “InfoLITHIUM” is a trademark of Sony Corporation. • Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of the U.S. Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries. • Macintosh, Mac OS, QuickTime, iBook and Power Mac are trademarks or registered trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc. • Pentium is a trademark or a registered trademark of Intel Corporation.,

Table of contents

Before using your camera ... 4 Viewing still images Adjusting the exposure Identifying the parts ... 8 — EV adjustment ...45 Viewing images on the LCD screen of your Displaying a histogram ...46

Getting started camera ... 30 Selecting the metering mode...47

Charging the battery pack ... 10 Viewing images on a TV screen... 32 Shooting three images with the exposure Using an external power source... 13 shifted — Exposure Bracket Using your camera abroad ... 13 Deleting still images (DSC-P10/P12 only)...48 Turning on/off your camera ... 14 Deleting images ... 34 Adjusting color tones How to use the control button... 14 Formatting a “Memory Stick” ... 37 — White Balance ...49 Setting the date and time... 15 Adjusting the flash level

Before advanced operations — Flash Level ...50 Shooting still images How to setup and operate your camera .. 39 Shooting multiple frames

Inserting and removing a Changing the menu settings ... 39 — Clip Motion ...51 “Memory Stick” ... 17 Changing the items in the SET UP Shooting in Multi Burst mode Setting the still image size ... 18 screen ... 39 — Multi Burst...52 Image size and quality ... 19 Deciding the still image quality... 40 Shooting three or two images continuously Basic still image shooting (using auto Creating or selecting a folder ... 40 — Burst 3 (DSC-P10/P12)/ adjustment mode) ... 21 Creating a new folder ... 41 Burst 2 (DSC-P8) ...53 Checking the last image you shot Changing the recording folder ... 41 Shooting still images for e-mail — Quick Review ... 23 — E-Mail...53 Using the zoom feature... 23 Advanced still image Shooting still images with audio files Shooting close-ups — Macro ... 24 shooting — Voice...54 Using the self-timer ... 25 Shooting according to scene conditionsChoosing an auto focus method ... 42 Selecting a flash mode... 26 — Scene Selection...55Choosing a focus range finder frame Shooting images with the finder ... 28 Adding special effects— AF range finder ... 42 Inserting the date and time on a still — Picture Effect ...57Choosing a focus operation image ... 29 —AF Mode ... 43 Setting the distance to the subject — Focus preset ... 44,

Advanced still image viewing Enjoying movies Additional information

Selecting the folder and playing back Shooting movies ... 68 Number of images that can be saved or images — Folder ...58 Viewing movies on the LCD screen... 69 shooting time...98 Enlarging a portion of a still image...59 Deleting movies ... 70 Menu items ...100 Enlarging an image Editing movies ... 71 SET UP items ...104 — Playback zoom...59 Cutting movies... 72 Precautions ...107 Recording an enlarged image Deleting unnecessary portions On “Memory Stick” ...108 — Trimming ...60 of movies ... 73 On “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack ...109 Playing back successive images Specifications ...110 — Slide Show...60 Enjoying images on your The LCD screen ...112 Rotating still images computer — Rotate...61 IndexCopying images to your computer Playing back images shot in Multi Burst — For Windows users... 74 Index...115 mode ...61 Copying images to your computer Playing back continuously ...62 — For Macintosh users ... 84 Playing back frame by frame Creating a Video CD ... 85 — Jog playback ...62

Troubleshooting Still image editing

Troubleshooting ... 87 Protecting images — Protect...63 Warnings and messages... 95 Changing image size — Resize...65 Self-diagnosis display ... 97 Choosing images to print — Print (DPOF) mark ...65,

Identifying the parts

See the pages in parentheses for details of operation. 172839Attaching the strap qa A POWER button (14) K Tripod receptacle (bottom • The “3.2 MEGA PIXELS” indicated on DSC- B POWER lamp (14) surface) P8 shows the number of effective pixels. The Shutter button number of actually recorded pixels is maximum C (21) D Hook for wrist strap • Use a tripod with a screw length of less than 3.1 MEGA PIXELS. The effective pixels 5.5 mm (7/32 inch). You will be unable to number is determined according to the E Flash (26) firmly secure the camera to tripods having recommendation of the JCIA (Japan Camera F Speaker (bottom surface) longer screws, and may damage the camera. Industry Association). G Microphone • Do not touch the microphone while recording. H Finder window I Self-timer lamp (25)/ AF illuminator (27, 104) J Lens, SET UP: To set the SET UP items19: To shoot movies, Clip 2 Motion images or Multi 0 Burst mode images 3 : To view or edit images J Zoom button (for shooting) (23)/ qa Index button (for viewing) (31) K Battery/“Memory Stick” cover4LRESET button (87) qs M Access lamp (17) N Battery eject lever (10) 5 qd O Jack cover P (USB) jack (78) 6 qf 7 qg 8 qh A Control button D LCD screen (Menu on) (v/V/b/B/z) (14)/ E MENU button (39, 100) (Menu off) ( / /7/ ) (26, 25, 23, F DC IN jack (10, 13) 24) B (Display/LCD on/off) button G A/V OUT (MONO) jack (32) (28) H (Image Size/Delete) C Finder (28) button (18, 34) Self-timer (25)/recording I Mode dial (15, 22) lamp (red) (22) : To shoot still images in auto adjustment mode AE/AF lock lamp : To shoot still images in (green) (21) /CHG programmed mode/CHG lamp (orange) SCN: To shoot in the Scene (11, 26) Selection mode,

Getting started Charging the battery pack

Jack cover DC plug

AC

Adaptor Battery eject lever123, Open the battery/“Memory , Install the battery pack, then , Open the jack cover and

Stick” cover. close the battery/“Memory connect the AC-LS5 AC Stick” cover. Adaptor (supplied) to the DC IN

Slide the cover in the direction of the arrow. jack of your camera. Insert the battery pack with the B mark • Be sure to turn off your camera when facing toward the battery compartment as Open the cover in the arrow direction as charging the battery pack (page 14). illustrated. • Your camera operates with the illustrated above. Connect the plug with the “InfoLITHIUM” NP-FC11 battery pack (C Make sure the battery pack is firmly v mark facing up. type) (supplied). You can use only C type inserted all the way, then close the cover. battery pack (page 109). • Do not short the DC plug of the AC Adaptor • The battery pack is easily inserted by pushing with a metallic object, as this may cause the battery eject lever at the front of the battery malfunction. compartment down. • Clean the DC plug of the AC Adaptor with a dry cotton bud. Do not use the dirty plug. Use of the dirty plug may not properly charge the battery pack.,

To remove the battery pack Battery remaining indicator

Getting started 2 To wall outlet (wall socket) The battery remaining indicator on the LCD screen shows the remaining shooting or viewing time. 60min 3.1M 101 S AF Power cord 4 (mains lead)

Connect the power cord (mains Battery eject lever,

lead) to the AC Adaptor and Open the battery/“Memory Stick” cover. • The black portion of the battery remaining indicator in the illustration shows the actual then to a wall outlet (wall Slide the battery eject lever in the direction remaining time. socket). of the arrow, and remove the battery pack. • When you switch the LCD screen on/off, it takes about one minute for the correct battery The /CHG lamp (orange) lights up when • Be careful not to drop the battery pack when remaining time to appear. charging begins, and goes off when removing it. • The displayed time remaining may not be charging is completed. correct under certain circumstances or conditions.

Charging time

/CHG Approximate time to charge a completely /CHG lamp discharged battery pack using the AC-LS5 AC Adaptor at a temperature of 25°C (77°F). • After charging the battery pack, disconnect the Battery pack Charging time AC Adaptor from the DC IN jack of your (min.) camera. NP-FC11 (supplied) Approx. 150,

Number of images and battery – The zoom is switched alternately between • The number of images and the battery life that

life that can be recorded/ the W and T ends can be recorded/viewed are decreased under the – The flash strobes once every two times following conditions: viewed – The power turns on and off once every ten – The surrounding temperature is low The tables show the approximate number of times. – The flash is used images and the battery life that can be recorded/ 2) – The camera has been turned on and off many viewed when you shoot images in normal mode Viewing still images times with a fully charged battery pack at a temperature – The zoom is used frequentlyNP-FC11 (supplied) of 25°C (77°F). The numbers of images that can – [LCD Backlight] is set to [Bright] in the SET be recorded or viewed take into account changing Image size No. of Battery life UP settings the supplied “Memory Stick” as necessary. Note images (min.) – [Power Save] is set to [Off] in the SET UP that the actual numbers may be less than DSC-P10/P12 settings indicated depending on the conditions of use. – The battery power is low 5.0M Approx. 3600 Approx. 180 The battery capacity decreases as you use it

Shooting still images VGA Approx. 3600 Approx. 180 more and more and as time passes

Under the average conditions1) (page 110).DSC-P8 – [AF Mode] is set to [Monitor] or [Cont] in the NP-FC11 (supplied) Image 3.1M Approx. 3850 Approx. 190 SET UP settings size LCD No. of Battery life VGA Approx. 3850 Approx. 190 screen images (min.) 2) Viewing single images in order at about three The Power Save functionDSC-P10/P12 second intervals When the Power Save function is activated, On Approx. 180 Approx. 90 5.0M 3) you can shoot for a longer period of time.Off Approx. 240 Approx. 120 Shooting movies Set the mode dial to SET UP, and set On Approx. 180 Approx. 90 VGA NP-FC11 (supplied) [Power Save] in (Setup 1) to [On]. The Off Approx. 240 Approx. 120 1 DSC-P8 LCD LCD factory setting is [Off] (page 105). On Approx. 200 Approx. 100 screen on screen off • [Power Save] appears only when you use the 3.1M Off Approx. 250 Approx. 125 DSC-P10/P12 Approx. 90 Approx. 135 camera with the battery back. On Approx. 200 Approx. 100 DSC-P8 Approx. 100 Approx. 145 VGA When [Power Save] is set to [On] Off Approx. 250 Approx. 125 3) Shooting continuously at 160 (Mail) image While charging the flash, the /CHG lamp 1) Shooting in the following situations: size flashes and the LCD screen turns off. After the – [P. Quality] is set to [Fine] charging is complete, the lamp goes out and – Shooting one time every 30 seconds the LCD screen turns on.,

Using an external power source

Getting started 2 To wall outlet (wall socket) Jack cover DC plug AC 1 Adaptor Power cord12(mains lead) , Open the jack cover and , Connect the power cord (mains connect the AC-LS5 AC lead) to the AC Adaptor and

Adaptor (supplied) to the DC IN then to a wall outlet (wall

jack of your camera. socket). Connect the plug with the v mark facing • When you have finished using the AC Adaptor, up. disconnect it from the DC IN jack of the camera. • 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 has shut off the power by disconnecting the plug been turned off. from the wall outlet (wall socket).

Using your camera

abroad Power sources You can use your camera in any country or area with the supplied AC Adaptor 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]. AC-LS5 • Do not use an electronic transformer (travel converter), as this may cause a malfunction.,

Turning on/off your camera Auto power-off function POWER

POWER button If you do not operate the camera for a while* during shooting or viewing or when performing SET UP, the camera turns off POWER lamp automatically to prevent wearing down the battery. The auto power-off function only operates when the camera is operating using a battery pack. The auto power-off function also will not operate in the following circumstances. • When viewing movies , Press POWER. • When playing back a slide show The POWER lamp (green) lights up and the • When a connector is plugged into the power is on. When you turn on your camera (USB) jack or the A/V OUT (MONO) for the first time, the Clock Set screen jack. appears (page 15). * When [Power Save] is set to [On]: Turning off the power approximately 90 seconds When [Power Save] is set to [Off]: Press POWER again. The POWER lamp approximately three minutes goes out, and the camera turns off. • Do not remove the battery pack or the AC Adaptor with the lens portion extended, as this may cause malfunction. • If you turn on the power when the mode dial is set to , , SCN or , the lens portion moves. Do not touch the lens portion while it is operating.

How to use the

control button 0EV 0EV EV WB ISO Auto WB ISO To change the current settings of the camera, bring up the menu or the SET UP screen (page 39), and use the control button to make the changes. For each item, press v/V/b/B to select the desired value, then press the center z or b/B to make the setting.,

Setting the date and time

Getting started Mode dial Clock Set Y/M/D Clock Set Y/M/D M/D/Y M/D/YPOWER D/M/Y D/M/Y 2003 / 1 / 1 12 : 00 OK 2003 / 1 / 1 12 : 00 OK AM AM Cancel Cancel OK OK POWER button123, Set the mode dial to . , Press POWER to turn on the , Select the desired date display power. format with v/V on the control • You can also carry out this operation when the button, then press z. mode dial is set to , SCN, or . The POWER lamp (green) lights up and the • To change the date and time, set the mode dial Clock Set screen appears on the LCD Select from [Y/M/D] (year/month/day), to SET UP, select [Clock Set] in (Setup 1) 1 screen. [M/D/Y] (month/day/year) or [D/M/Y] (pages 39 and 105), and perform the procedure from step . (day/month/year).3 • If the rechargeable button battery, which provides the power for saving the time data, is ever fully discharged (page 108), the Clock Set screen will appear again. When this happens, reset the date and time, by starting from step 3 above., Clock Set Y/M/D Clock Set Y/M/D Clock Set Y/M/D M/D/Y M/D/Y M/D/Y D/M/Y D/M/Y D/M/Y 2003 / 1 / 1 12 : 00 OK 2003 / 7 / 4 12 : 00 OK 2003 / 7 / 4 10 : 30 OK AM AM AM Cancel Cancel Cancel OK OK OK456, Select the year, month, day, , Set the numeric value with v/V , Select [OK] with B on the hour or minute item you want on the control button, then control button, then press z. to set with b/B on the control press z to enter it. The date and time are entered and the clock button. After entering the number, v/V moves to starts to keep time. The item to be set is indicated with v/V. the next item. Repeat this step until all of the items are set. • To cancel the date and time setting, select [Cancel] with v/V/b/B on the control button, then press z. • If you selected [D/M/Y] in step 3, set the time on a 24-hour cycle.,

Shooting still images Inserting and removing a “Memory Stick”

Shooting still images Terminal Side12Label side 3 Access lamp , Open the battery/“Memory , Insert the “Memory Stick.” , Close the battery/“Memory

Stick” cover. Stick” cover.

Insert a “Memory Stick” all the way in until Slide the cover in the direction of the arrow. it clicks as illustrated. To remove a “Memory Stick” Open the battery/“Memory Stick” cover, • For details on “Memory Stick,” see page 108. • Push the “Memory Stick” all of the way in so then push the “Memory Stick” to pop it out. that it is securely seated in the connector. If the “Memory Stick” is not inserted correctly, you • Whenever the access lamp is lit, the may not be able to record or display images camera is recording or reading an with the “Memory Stick.” image. Never remove the “Memory Stick” or turn off the power at this time. The data may be corrupted.,

Setting the still image size

Mode dial DSC-P10/P12 DSC-P8 DSC-P10/P12 DSC-P8 5.0M 3.1M 5.0M 3.1M 4.5M(3:2) 2.8M(3:2) 4.5M(3:2) 2.8M(3:2) 3.1M 2.0M 3.1M 2.0M 1.2M 1.2M 1.2M 1.2M VGA VGA VGA VGA Image Size Image Size Image Size Image Size123, Set the mode dial to , and , Press (Image Size). , Select the desired image size turn on the power. with v/V on the control button. The Image Size setup appears. The image size is set. • You can also carry out this operation when the • For details on the image size, see page 20. mode dial is set to or SCN. 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.,

Image size and quality

You can choose image size (number of You can choose image size from among the five options in the following tables. The below Shooting still images pixels) and image quality (compression ratio) based on the kind of images you want to shoot. The larger you make the image size and the higher you make the image quality, the better your image, but also the larger the amount of data needed to preserve your image. This means you can save fewer images in your “Memory Stick.” Choose an image size and quality level appropriately for the kind of images you want to shoot. You can resize the images later (Resize function, see page 65). image size is a minimum setting for examples. When you want to improve image quality, select the larger image size. Image size Examples 5.0M 2592×1944 Very fine print (DSC-P10/P12) 4.5M(3:2)1) 2592 (3:2) 3:2 prints1) (DSC-P10/P12) 3.1M 2048×1536 Printing A4 size images 2.8M(3:2)1) 2048 (3:2) 3:2 prints1) (DSC-P8) 2.0M 1632×1224 Printing A5 size images (DSC-P8) 1.2M 1280×960 Printing postcard size images VGA 640×480 Creating home pages 1) This option records images in a horizontal to vertical proportion of 3:2 to match the size of the print paper used.,

The number of images that can be saved in a “Memory Stick”2)

The number of images that can be saved in Fine (Standard)3) mode are shown below. (Units: number of images) Capacity 16MB 32MB 64MB 128MB MSX- MSX-256 512 MSX-1GImage size 5.0M 6 12 25 51 92 188 384 (DSC-P10/P12) (11) (23) (48) (96) (174) (354) (723) 4.5M(3:2) 6 12 25 51 92 188 384 (DSC-P10/P12) (11) (23) (48) (96) (174) (354) (723) 10 20 41 82 148 302 617 3.1M (18) (37) (74) (149) (264) (537) (1097) 2.8M(3:2) 10 20 41 82 148 302 617 (DSC-P8) (18) (37) (74) (149) (264) (537) (1097) 2.0M 16 33 66 133 238 484 988 (DSC-P8) (30) (61) (123) (246) (446) (907) (1852) 24 50 101 202 357 726 1482 1.2M (46) (93) (187) (376) (649) (1320) (2694) 97 196 394 790 1428 2904 5928

VGA

(243) (491) (985) (1975) (3571) (7261) (14821) 2) When [REC Mode] is set to [Normal] For the number of images that can be saved in other modes, see page 98. 3) For more information about the image quality mode, see page 40. • The “3.2 MEGA PIXELS” indicated on DSC- P8 shows the number of effective pixels. The number of actually recorded pixels is maximum 3.1 MEGA PIXELS. • When 1600×1200 size images recorded using earlier Sony models are played back on this camera, “2.0M” indicator appears on the LCD screen. However, the actual image size is 1.9M in these cases. • When the images are viewed on the LCD screen of the camera, they all look the same size. • Number of shooting images can differ from these values according to shooting conditions. • When the number of remaining shooting images is greater than 9999, the “>9999” indicator appears on the LCD screen.,

Basic still image shooting (using auto adjustment mode)

Shooting still images Mode dial 60min VGA FINE 10196 S AF F2.8 AE/AF lock indicator Flashes greent123Light up , Set the mode dial to , and , Hold the camera steadily with , Press and hold the shutter turn on the power. both hands and position the button halfway down. subject in the center of the The name of the folder where the image will The beep sounds but the image is not yet be recorded appears on the LCD screen for focus frame. recorded. When the AE/AF lock indicator approximately five seconds. Do not cover the lens, flash or microphone changes from flashing to steadily lit, the (page 8) with your fingers. camera is ready for shooting. • The lens cover opens when the power is turned (The LCD screen may be frozen for a split on. • • The minimum focal distance to a subject is as second depending on the subject.) Do not touch the lens portion while it is follows: operating, such as when you press POWER to DSC-P10/P12: Approx.50 cm (19 3/4 inches) • If you release the shutter button, shooting will turn on the power or when the zoom function is (W)/ 60 cm (23 5/8 inches) (T) or more be canceled. working (page 23). • DSC-P8: Approx. 50 cm (19 3/4 inches) (W/T) • When the camera does not beep, the AF This camera can create new folders and select or more adjustment is not complete. You can continue to folders to be stored in the “Memory Stick” To shoot subjects at distances closer than this, shoot, but the AF is not set properly (except in (page 40). use the macro mode (page 24). Continuous AF, page 43). • The frame indicated on the LCD screen shows the focus adjustment range (AF range finder, page 42)., 60min VGA 101 S AF , Press the shutter button fully down. The shutter sounds. The image will be recorded in the “Memory Stick.” When the recording lamp (page 9) goes out, you can shoot the next image. • When operating the camera using a battery pack, if you do not operate the camera for a while during recording or playback, the camera turns off automatically to prevent wearing down the battery (page 14).

Mode dial for still image Auto Focus

shooting When you try to shoot a subject that is When shooting still images with your difficult to focus on, the AE/AF lock camera, you can choose from the following indicator changes to flashing slowly. shooting methods. The Auto Focus function may have difficulty working under the following (Auto adjustment mode) conditions. In such cases, release the shutter The focus, exposure and white balance are button, then recompose the shot and focus automatically adjusted to allow easy again. shooting. The image quality is set to [Fine] • The subject is distant from the camera and the AF range finder frame is set to and dark. [Multi AF] (page 42). • The contrast between the subject and its background is poor. (Programmed mode) • The subject is seen through glass, such as You can set the desired shooting functions a window. using menus (pages 42 and 100). • A fast-moving subject. • The subject reflects or has a lustrous SCN (Scene selection) finish, such as a mirror or a luminous You can select from the following modes to body. shoot according to the scene conditions • A flashing subject. (page 55). • A backlit subject. – (Fireworks mode) – (High-speed shutter mode) There are two Auto Focus functions: “AF – (Beach mode) range finder frame” which sets the focus – (Snow mode) position according to the subject position – (Landscape mode) and size, and “AF mode” which sets the – (Twilight portrait mode) focus operation according to the AF – (Twilight mode) response and the battery consumption. See page 42 for details.,

Checking the last image you

shot — Quick Review Shooting still images 60min VGA 101 8/8 Review 101-0029 20037410:30PM

RETURN

, Press b (7) on the control button. To return to the normal shooting mode, press lightly on the shutter button or press b (7) again. To delete the image displayed on the screen 1 Press (Delete). 2 Select [Delete] with v on the control button, then press z. The image is deleted.

Using the zoom feature Smart zoom

W (wide-angle) T (telephoto) Digital processing lets you zoom in the 60min VGA 101 60min VGA 101 96 96 x1.1 S AF x5.0 S AF image without deterioration. When the zoom exceeds 3×, enlargement is carried out using the smart zoom. When the smart zoom is not needed, set [Smart Zoom] to [Off] in the SET UP settings (page 104). When you press the zoom button, the zoom scaling indicator appears on the LCD screen. , Press the zoom buttons to Zoom scaling indicator choose the desired image size The T side of this line shows for shooting. the extent of smart zoom The minimum focal distance to the subject x2.5 DSC-P10/P12: Approx. 50 cm (19 3/4 inches) (W)/60 cm (23 5/8 inches) (T) from the lens surface DSC-P8: Approx. 50 cm (19 3/4 inches) (W/T) from the lens surface • The lens portion moves during zoom operation. Do not touch the lens portion while it is operating. • The zoom feature cannot be used while shooting movies (page 68)., The maximum zoom scale depends on the image size. DSC-P10/P12 [3.1M]: 3.8× [1.2M]: 6.1× [VGA]: 12× DSC-P8 [2.0M]: 3.8× [1.2M]: 4.8× [VGA]: 9.6× When the image size is [5.0M] or [4.5M(3:2)] (DSC-P10/P12)/[3.1M] or [2.8M(3:2)] (DSC-P8), the smart zoom does not work. • You cannot confirm the image with the finder when using the smart zoom function. • When using the smart zoom, the image on the LCD screen may look rough. However, this phenomenon has no effect on the recorded image. • AF range finder is not shown when using the smart zoom. When 9 (Focus) is set to [Multi AF] or [Center AF], or flashes and the centrally-located subject has priority to focus on.

Shooting close-ups — Macro

60min VGA 101 S AF The macro recording mode is used when , Set the mode dial to , and zooming up a small subject, such as flowers press B ( ) on the control or insects. You can shoot close-ups of button. subjects up to the distances specified below. The (macro) indicator appears on the When the zoom is set all the way to LCD screen. the W side: Approx. 10 cm (4 inches) from the lens • If the menu is currently displayed, press MENU surface first so that the menu disappears. When the zoom is set all the way to • You can also carry out this operation when the the T side: mode dial is set to or SCN (other than (Fireworks mode), (Landscape DSC-P10/P12: Approx. 60 cm mode) or (Twilight mode), page 55) or . (23 5/8 inches) from the lens surface DSC-P8: Approx. 50 cm (19 3/4 inches) from the lens surface, Shooting still images 60min VGA FINE 101 S AF F2.8 , Center the subject in the frame, and shoot the image. To return to normal recording mode Press B ( ) on the control button again. The indicator disappears from the LCD screen. • Use the LCD screen to shoot when using the macro feature. If you use the finder, the limits of what you see and what you actually shoot may be different.

Using the self-timer

60min VGA 101 60min FINE 101 96 VGA 96 S AF S AF F2.812, Set the mode dial to , and , Center the subject in the frame, press V ( ) on the control and press the shutter button button. fully down. The (self-timer) indicator appears on the The self-timer lamp (page 8) flashes and a screen. beep sounds after you press the shutter button until the shutter operates • If the menu is currently displayed, press MENU (approximately 10 seconds later). first so that the menu disappears. • You can also carry out this operation when the To cancel the self-timer in the middle mode dial is set to , SCN or . of the operation Press V ( ) on the control button again. The indicator disappears from the LCD screen. • If you press the shutter button while standing in front of the camera, the focus and the exposure may not be correctly set.,

Selecting a flash mode

• If the menu is currently displayed, press MENU 60min 101 Shooting images against a VGA 96 first so that the menu disappears. S AF light source• You can also carry out this operation when the mode dial is set to or (Clip Motion). In auto adjustment mode, shooting against a • When [ISO] is set to [Auto] in the menu light source automatically strobes even settings, the recommended shooting distance when there is enough light around the using the flash is as follows: subject (Daylight synchro). DSC-P10/P12: Approx. 0.5 m to 3.5 m (19 3/4 inches to 11 feet 5 3/16 inches) (W)/0.6 m to 2.5 m (23 5/8 inches to 8 feet 2 7/16 inches) (T) Before strobed DSC-P8: Approx. 0.5 m to 3.5 m (19 3/4 inches to 11 feet 5 3/16 inches) (W)/0.5 m to 2.5 m (19 3/4 inches to 8 feet 2 7/16 inches) (T) , Set the mode dial to , and • You can change the brightness of the flash with press v ( ) on the control [Flash Level] in the menu settings (page 50). button repeatedly to select a (You cannot change the brightness of the flash while the mode dial is set to .) flash mode. • When using the SL (Slow synchro) or (No flash) mode, the shutter speed becomes slower When strobed Each time you press v ( ), the indicator in dark places, so using a tripod is changes as follows. recommended. No indicator (Auto): The flash • While charging the flash, the /CHG lamp flashes. After the charging is complete, the automatically strobes when shooting lamp goes out. images in a dark place or against a light • This setting is maintained even when the power source. is turned off. (Forced flash): The flash strobes regardless of the surrounding brightness. • Daylight synchro may not procedure the SL (Slow synchro): The flash strobes desired effects depending on shooting regardless of the surrounding brightness. conditions. The shutter speed is slow in a dark place, so • When you do not want to use the flash, set the you can clearly shoot the background that is flash mode to (No flash). out of flash light. (No flash): The flash does not strobe.,

To reduce the red-eye Shooting images with the AF • When 9 (Focus) is set to [Multi AF] or

Shooting still images phenomenon when shooting illuminator [Center AF], the AF range finder is not displayed. or flashes and the live subjects The AF illuminator is fill light to focus centrally-located subject has priority to focus Set [Red Eye Reduction] to [On] in the SET more easily on a subject in dark on. UP settings (page 104). indicator surroundings. Set [AF Illuminator] • The AF illuminator operates only when SCN is appears on the LCD screen, and the flash (page 104) to [Auto] in the SET UP set to (Beach mode), (Snow mode) or (Twilight portrait mode) in the menu pre-strobes before shooting to reduce the settings. ON appears on the LCD screen settings (page 55). red-eye phenomenon. and the AF illuminator emits red light when • The AF illuminator emits very bright light. the shutter button is pressed halfway until Although there are no problems with safety, the focus is locked. directly looking into the AF illuminator emitter at close range is not recommended, as you may 60min VGA FINE 101 see residual spots for several minutes S AF afterwards, such as after looking into a ON F2.8 flashlight. m • If AF illuminator light does not reach the subject sufficiently or the subject has no contrast, focus will not be achieved. (A distance • up to approximately 3.5 m (11 feet 5 3/16 Red-eye reduction may not produce the desired inches) (W)/2.5 m (8 feet 2 7/16 inches) (T) is effects depending on individual differences, the recommended.) distance to the subject, if the subject does not see the pre-strobe, or other conditions. • Focus is achieved as long as AF illuminator light reaches the subject, even if the light is slightly off the center of the subject. • When the focus preset distance is set (page 44), the AF illuminator does not function.,

Shooting images with the finder

Histogram on • The image through the finder does not indicate 60min 101 the actual recordable range. To confirm the VGA Finder 96 recordable range, use the LCD screen. S AF • For a detailed description of the indicators, see page 112. • Just as with the AE/AF lock indicator on the LCD screen, when the AE/AF lock lamp of the finder section stops flashing and remains on, you can start shooting (page 21). r • When the LCD screen is turned off, the smart Indicators off zoom does not function (page 23). • When the LCD screen is turned off, the AF Mode is set to [Single] (page 43). The finder is convenient when you want to • If you press (Flash mode)/ (Self-timer)/ save battery power, or when it is difficult to (Macro) with the LCD screen turned off, confirm the image using the LCD screen. the image will be displayed on the screen for Each time you press , the display approximately two seconds so you can check or changes in the following order. change the setting. • For a detailed description of the histogram, see r page 46. LCD screen off • This setting is maintained even when the power r is turned off. Indicators on 60min VGA 101 S AF,

Inserting the date and time on a still image

Shooting still images Camera Camera Camera Moving Image: MPEG Movie Moving Image: Moving Image: MPEG Movie AF Mode: Single AF Mode: Day&Time AF Mode: Single 1 Smart Zoom: On 1 Smart Zoom: Date 1 Smart Zoom: On Date/Time: Off Date/Time: Off Date/Time: Date22Red Eye Reduction: Off 2 Red Eye Reduction: Red Eye Reduction: Off AF Illuminator: Auto AF Illuminator: AF Illuminator: Auto SELECT OK PAGE SELECT123, Set the mode dial to SET UP. , Select (Camera1) (DSC-P10/ , Select the date and time setting

P12) or (Camera) (DSC-P8) with v/V on the control button, The SET UP screen appears.

with v on the control button, then press z. • When images are shot with the date and time then press B. Day & Time: Superimposes the date, hour, superimposed, the date and time cannot be Select [Date/Time] with v/V, removed later. and minute onto the image. • The date and time do not appear on the LCD then press B. Date: Superimposes the year, month and screen during shooting, instead, indicator day onto the image. appears in the upper left corner of the LCD • If you select [Date], the date is superimposed Off: Does not superimpose the date and screen. The actual date and time appear in red onto the image in the order selected in “Setting time onto the image. during playback only. the date and time” (page 15). After the setting has been completed, set the • On DSC-P10/P12, item is displayed as and (page 104). mode dial to , and shoot the image. 1 2 • You can also carry out this operation with the mode dial set to or SCN. • This setting is maintained even when the power is turned off., g g

Viewing images on the LCD screen of your

camera Single (single-image) Index (nine-image) Index (triple-image) screen screen screen 60min VGA 101 8/9 Aperture Value: F2.8 Shutter Speed: 1/30 Exposure Value: 0.0 ISO: 100 101-0008 20037410:30PM 101-0002 20037410:30PM BACK/NEXT VOLUME SINGLE DISPLAY MOVE SINGLE DISPLAY BACK/NEXT You can view images shot with your camera Index (triple-image) screen almost immediately on the screen. You can Three images are displayed simultaneously select the following three methods for in separate panels on the screen. Various viewing images. image information items are also displayed. Single (single-image) screen • For details on viewing movies, see page 69. You can view one image at a time, • For a detailed description of the indicators, see displayed over the entire screen. page 114. Index (nine-image) screen Nine images are displayed simultaneously in separate panels on the screen.

Viewing single images

60min VGA 101 8/9 101-0008 20037410:30PM BACK/NEXT VOLUME , Set the mode dial to , and turn on the power. The last image in the selected recording folder (page 58) appears on the screen., Viewing still images 60min VGA 101 3/9 101-0003 20037410:30PM BACK/NEXT VOLUME , Select the desired still image with b/B on the control button. b : To display the preceding image B : To display the next image

Viewing an index screen (nine-image or triple-image)

Aperture Value: F2.8 Shutter Speed: 1/30 Exposure Value: 0.0 ISO: 100 101-0002 20037410:30PM SINGLE DISPLAY MOVE SINGLE DISPLAY BACK/NEXT , Press the zoom W (index) , Press the zoom W (index) button once. button once more. The display switches to the index (nine- The display switches to the index (triple- image) screen. image) screen. Press v/V on the control button to display To display the next (previous) index the remaining image information. screen Press v/V/b/B on the control button to To display the next (previous) index move the yellow frame up/down/left/right. screen Press b/B on the control button. To return to the single-image screen Press the zoom T repeatedly, or press z on the control button.,

Viewing images on a TV screen VGA

101 2/9 A/V OUT 101-0002 20037410:30PM (MONO) BACK/NEXT VOLUME jack A/V connecting cable 1 (supplied) 2 TV/Video switch 3 , Connect the supplied A/V , Turn on the TV and set the TV/ , Set the mode dial to , and connecting cable to the A/V Video switch to “Video”. turn on the camera.

OUT (MONO) jack of the

Press b/B on the control button to select the camera and the audio/video • The name and location of this switch may differ depending on your TV. For a details, see the desired image. input jacks of the TV. operating instructions supplied with the TV. • When using your camera abroad, it may be If your TV has stereo input jacks, connect necessary to switch the video output signal to the audio plug (black) of the A/V match that of your TV system (page 106). 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 Viewing still images If you want to view images on a TV screen, Brazil you need a TV with a video input jack and a A/V connecting cable (supplied). PAL-N system The color system of the TV must match that Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay of your digital still camera. Check the following lists: SECAM system Bulgaria, France, Guiana, Hungary, Iran, NTSC system Iraq, Monaco, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, etc. Bahama Islands, Bolivia, Canada, Central America, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Jamaica, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Peru, Surinam, Taiwan, the Philippines, the U.S.A., Venezuela, etc. PAL system Australia, Austria, Belgium, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Holland, Hong Kong, Italy, Kuwait, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, etc., g g

Deleting images

60min 60min VGA

VGA

101 2/9 101 2/9 60min VGA 101 2/9 Delete Delete 101-0002 20037410:30PM Exit Exit BACK/NEXT VOLUME OK BACK/NEXT OK BACK/NEXT123, Set the mode dial to , and , Press (Delete). , Select [Delete] with v on the turn on the camera. control button, then press z. The image has not yet been deleted at this

Press b/B on the control point. When the message “Memory Stick access”

button to select the image you disappears, the image has been deleted. want to delete. • You cannot delete the protected image (page 63). To continue and delete other images Display the image to be deleted with b/B on the control button. Then, select [Delete] with v and press z. To cancel deleting Select [Exit] with V on the control button, then press z.,

Deleting images in index (nine-image) mode

Deleting still images Delete Exit Select All In Folder Delete Exit Select All In Folder SELECT MOVE TO NEXT123, While an index (nine-image) , Select [Select] with b/B on the , Select an image you want to screen (page 31) is displayed, control button, then press z. delete with v/V/b/B on the press (Delete). control button, then press z. To delete all the images in the folder Select [All In Folder] with on the control The green (Delete) indicator appears on B button, then press . Select [OK], then the selected image. At this point, the image z press . All of the unprotected images in has not yet been deleted. Repeat this step for z the folder are deleted. To cancel deleting, all of the images you want to delete. select [Cancel], then press z. • To cancel a selection, press z again so that the indicator disappears., Delete Exit OK , Press (Delete) and select [OK] with B on the control button, then press z. When the message “Memory Stick access” disappears, the images have been deleted. To cancel deleting Select [Exit] with b on the control button, then press z.

Deleting images in index (triple-image) mode

Aperture Value: F2.8 Shutter Speed: 1/30 Exposure Value: 0.0 Delete ISO: 100 Exit 101-0002 20037410:30PM 101-0002 20037410:30PM SINGLE DISPLAY BACK/NEXT OK BACK/NEXT12, While an index (triple-image) , Press (Delete). screen (page 31) is displayed, The image has not yet been deleted at this set the image you want to point. delete to the center with b/B on the control button., Deleting still images Delete Exit 101-0002 20037410:30PM OK BACK/NEXT , Select [Delete] with v on the control button, then press z. When the message “Memory Stick access” disappears, the image has been deleted. To cancel deleting Select [Exit] with V on the control button, then press z.

Formatting a “Memory Stick”

Memory Stick Tool Format: OK File Number: Cancel 1 Create REC. folder: Change REC. folder:

OK

1 2 , Insert the “Memory Stick” you , Select (Memory Stick Tool) want to format into the camera. with v/V on the control button.

Set the mode dial to SET UP, Select [Format] with B, then

and turn on the power. press B.

Select [OK] with v, then press

• The term “formatting” means preparing a z. “Memory Stick” to record images; this process is also called “initialization.” The “Memory Stick” provided with this camera, and those To cancel the formatting available commercially, are already formatted, Select [Cancel] with V on the control and can be used immediately. button, then press z. • When you format a “Memory Stick,” be aware that all data in the “Memory • Using the AC Adaptor is recommended to Stick” will be permanently erased. prevent the power from turning off partway through formatting. • On DSC-P10/P12, item is displayed as and (page 104). 1 2, 60min Format All data will be erased Ready? O K Cancel

OK

, Select [OK] with v on the control button, then press z. The “Formatting” message appears. When this message disappears, the format is complete., p

Changing t

Before advanced operations he menu settings Changing the items in the

How to setup and

operate your camera a Press MENU.

SET UP screen

The menu appears. a Set the mode dial to SET UP. The usage of the menus and SET UP screen The SET UP screen appears. items that are most frequently used for 0EV Camera “Advanced operations” is described below. Moving Image: MPEG Movie AF Mode: Single 1 Smart Zoom: On 0EV Date/Time: Off EV WB ISO Red Eye Reduction: Off MENU AF Illuminator: Auto

SELECT

Control button b Press b/B on the control Mode dial button to select the item you b Press v/V/b/B on the control want to set. button to select the item you The selected item turns yellow. want to set. The frame of the selected item turns yellow. 400 Setup 1 100 Power Save: Auto LCD Brightness: WB ISO 1 LCD Backlight: Beep: 2 Language: OK Clock Set: Cancel c Press v/V on the control

OK

button to select the desired setting. c Press z on the control button The frame of the selected setting turns to enter the setting. yellow, and the setting is entered.

To turn off the SET UP screen To turn off the menu display display

Press MENU. Set the mode dial to anything other than SET UP. • On DSC-P10/P12, item is displayed as and (page 104). 1 2, c Select (P. Quality) with b/B,

Deciding the still then select the desired image Creating or selecting

image quality quality with v/V. a folder

FINE Mode dial: /SCN Mode dial: SET UP

You can select the still image quality from Your camera can create multiple folders [Fine] or [Standard]. Fine within a “Memory Stick.” You can select Standard P.Quality Mode PFX the folder used to store images. MENU When not creating a new folder, “101MSDCF” folder is selected as the Control button • The image quality value selected here is recording folder. Mode dial preserved even when the camera is turned off. • You can also carry out this operation when the You can create folders up to “999MSDCF.” mode dial is set to (Multi Burst) (page 52).

MENU

Control button Mode dial a Set the mode dial to or

SCN.

b Press MENU. The menu appears. • Up to 4000 images can be stored in one folder. When the folder capacity is exceeded, a new folder is automatically created., Before advanced operations

Creating a new folder Changing the recording

a Set the mode dial to SET UP. folder b Select (Memory Stick Tool) a Set the mode dial to SET UP. with v/V, [Create REC. Folder] b Select (Memory Stick Tool) with B/v/V, and [OK] with B/v, with v/V, [Change REC. then press z. Folder] with B/v/V, and [OK] The following screen appears. with B/v, then press z. The recording folder selection screen 60min Create REC. Folder appears. Creating REC. folder 102MSDCF Select REC. Folder 2/2 Ready? 102OKFolder Name: 102MSDCF Cancel No. Of Files: 0Created: 200374OK 1:05:34 AMOKCancel c Select [OK] with v, then press OK BACK/NEXT z. A new folder is created with a number c Select the desired folder with one higher than the largest number in b/B, and [OK] with v, then the “Memory Stick,” and the folder press z. becomes the recording folder.

To cancel changing the To cancel folder creation recording folder

Select [Cancel] in step 2 or 3. Select [Cancel] in step 2 or 3. • Once you create a new folder, you cannot delete • You cannot select the “100MSDCF” folder as a the new folder with the camera. • recording folder.Images are recorded in the newly created folder • The image is stored in the newly selected until a different folder is created or selected. folder. You cannot move images recorded with this camera to a different folder.,

Choosing a focus range Multipoint AF Choosing an auto finder frame 60min VGA FINE 101

focus method 98— AF range finder S AF There are two Auto Focus functions: “AF Mode dial: /SCN/ AF range finder frame range finder frame” which sets the focus Multipoint AF position according to the subject position The camera calculates the distance in three and size, and “AF mode” which sets the areas to the left and right and in the center focus operation according to the AF of the image, letting you shoot using the Center AF response and the battery consumption. auto focus function without worrying about 60min VGA FINE 101 the image composition. This is useful for 98S AF MENU focusing on a subject when it is not in the AF range Control button center of the frame. The AF range frame finder frame that was used changes to green after the Mode dial focus is achieved.

Center AF

• When you are shooting movies (MPEG Movie) This is useful for focusing on a subject near and you choose Multipoint AF, the distance to the center of the frame. Use together with the center of the screen is estimated as an the AF lock function lets you shoot in the average, so the AF works even with a certain desired image composition. amount of vibration. The Center AF automatically focuses only on the center of the a Set the mode dial to , SCN image, so it is convenient when you want to or . focus only on what you aim at. • When you use the smart zoom or AF b Press MENU. illuminator, priority AF movement is given to subjects in or near the center of the frame. In The menu appears. this case, or flashes and the AF range c Select 9 (Focus) with b/B, finder frame is not displayed. then select [Multi AF] or [Center AF] with v/V. The focus is adjusted automatically. The color of the AF range finder frame changes from white to green., Advanced still image shooting

Choosing a focus operation Continuous AF a Set the mode dial to SET UP.

—AF Mode The camera adjusts the focus before the b Select [ ] (Camera) with v/V,

Mode dial: SET UP shutter button is pressed and held halfway

down, and then continues to adjust the focus [AF Mode] with B/v/V, and You can select from the following three even after AF lock is completed. This then select the desired mode focus modes for your camera. The factory allows shooting of moving subjects with with B/v/V. setting is Single AF. continued focus. When you select [Single] or [Monitor], also select the AF range finder frame

Single AF • The focus is not adjusted after the lock is (page 42).

This mode allows accurate focusing over a completed in the following cases, and the C AF indicator flashes. The camera operates in Camera wide range from near to distant subjects, Monitoring AF mode. Moving Image: and is useful for shooting stationary AF Mode: Single– When shooting in the dark place 1 Smart Zoom: Monitor subjects. The focus is not adjusted before – When shooting with a slow shutter speed Date/Time: Cont2 Red Eye Reduction: the shutter button is pressed and held • The AF range finder frame is locked to the AF Illuminator: halfway down. When the shutter button is center.

OK

pressed and held halfway down and AF lock • Focus adjustment may not be able to keep up when shooting fast moving subjects. is complete, the focus is locked. • There is no lock sound when the focus is • When shooting in Macro mode, the AF speed adjusted. drops in order to focus accurately on close

Monitoring AF • When shooting with the self-timer, press the subjects. For quicker shooting, using a different

This shortens the time needed for focusing. shutter button fully down to lock the focus. mode than Macro mode is recommended. • Battery consumption may be faster than in • When shooting using the finder with the LCD The camera adjusts the focus before the other AF mode. screen off, the camera operates in Single AF shutter button is pressed and held halfway mode. down, letting you compose images with the • On DSC-P10/P12, item is displayed as focus already adjusted. When the shutter and (page 104). 1 2 button is pressed and held halfway down and AF lock is complete, the focus is locked. • Battery consumption may be faster than in Single AF mode., Shooting techniques • When you are using AF lock, you can Even if it is difficult to focus in AF shooting capture an image with the correct focus even because the subject is not in the center of the if the subject is at the edge of the frame. frame, you can focus in this situation using • You can carry out the AF lock adjustment Center AF. For example, when you are process before you press the shutter button shooting two human subjects, and there is a fully down. gap between them, the camera may focus on the background visible in the gap. In a case like this, use AF lock to ensure the subjects are in correct focus. But you cannot use this function in Continuous AF mode. Compose the shot so that the subject is centered in the AF range finder, and press the shutter button halfway down. When the AE/AF lock indicator stops flashing and remains on, return to the fully composed shot, and press the shutter button fully down. AE/AF lock indicator 60min VGA FINE 101 S AF F2.8 AF range 30 finder frame m 60min VGA FINE 101 S AF F2.8

Setting the distance

to the subject — Focus preset

Mode dial: /SCN/

When shooting an image using a previously set distance to the subject, or when shooting a subject through a net or through window glass, it is difficult to get the proper focus in auto focus mode. In these cases, use of the Focus preset is convenient.

MENU

Control button Mode dial a Set the mode dial to , SCN or . b Press MENU. The menu appears., Advanced still image shooting c Select 9 (Focus) with b/B, a Set the mode dial to , SCN then select the distance to the Adjusting the or . subject with v/V. exposure b Press MENU. You can select from the following distance settings. — EV adjustment The menu appears. 0.5m, 1.0m, 3.0m, 7.0m, ∞ (unlimited Mode dial: /SCN/ c Select (EV) with b/B. distance) This function lets you adjust the exposure The value of the exposure adjustment value which is set by automatic adjustment. is displayed. 1.0m 7.0m You can select values ranging from +2.0EV 3.0m 1.0m to –2.0EV in steps of 1/3EV. 0EV 0.5m Center AF Multi AF Focus WB ISO MENU 0EV EV WB ISO Control button

To return to auto focus mode Mode dial d Select the desired exposure

In step 3, select 9 (Focus), then select value. [Multi AF] or [Center AF]. Select the value with v/V. Adjust the • Focal point information may not show the exact exposure value while checking the distance. brightness of the background. • If you point the lens up or down, the error increases. To reactivate auto exposure • If the focus preset indicator flashes while Return the exposure adjustment value to [0.5m] is selected, press the zoom W button until the indicator stops flashing (DSC-P10/P12 0EV. only). • If a subject is being shot in extremely bright or dark conditions, or the flash is used, the exposure adjustment may not be effective.,

Displaying a histogram

Shooting techniques 60min VGA FINE 101 Normally, the camera automatically adjusts A histogram is a graph showing the 96 the exposure. If the image is too dark or too S AFbrightness of an image. The horizontal axis 0EV bright as shown below, we recommend that shows the brightness, and the vertical axis you adjust the exposure manually. When shooting a back-lit subject or a subject shows the number of pixels. The graph against a white (e.g. snowy) background, display indicates a bright image when adjust the exposure toward the + side. When skewed to the right side, a dark image when Adjusting the exposure to the + side shifts shooting a black subject that fills the screen, skewed to the left side, and a medium the histogram to the right side. adjust the exposure toward the – side. brightness image when centered. Using a histogram lets you record images 60min VGA 101 while checking the brightness level. You S AF 0EV can also display a histogram during playback. 60min VGA FINE 101 Underexposed 4S AF Adjust toward + 0EV Adjusting the exposure to the – side shifts t the histogram to the left side. Dark Bright • The histogram also appears when the mode dial is set to , but you cannot adjust the exposure. a Set the mode dial to or • The histogram also appears when you press

SCN. while playing back a single image

Appropriate exposure (page 30) or during Quick Review (page 23). b Press to display the • The histogram does not appear in the following cases: histogram. – When the mode dial is set to SET UP or – When the menu is displayed c Adjust the exposure based on – During Quick Review of an image recorded the histogram. in Exposure Bracket mode (DSC-P10/P12 only) Overexposed – When using playback zoom t Adjust toward – – When playing back an image recorded with the mode dial set to, Advanced still image shooting • appears in the following cases: – When recording in the smart zoom range Selecting the – When the image size is [4.5M(3:2)] (DSC- P10/P12) or [2.8M(3:2)] (DSC-P8) metering mode Spot metering – When rotating a still image cross hair • The histogram before recording represents the Mode dial: /SCN/ SpotMulti histogram of the image displayed on the LCD Metering Mode WB ISO screen at the time. A difference occurs in the This function enables you to select the histogram before and after you press the shutter metering mode to suit the shooting button. When this happens, check the histogram conditions and purpose. while playing back a single-image or during MENU Quick Review. Multi-pattern metering Control button In particular a large difference may appear in the following cases: The image is divided into multiple regions Mode dial – When the flash strobes and metering is performed for each region. – When [P. Effect] is set to [Solarize] The camera judges the subject position and – When the shutter speed is slow or high background brightness, and determines a • The histogram may not appear for images well-balanced exposure. recorded using other cameras. The camera is set to multi-pattern metering as the factory setting.

Spot metering

This lets you adjust the exposure to the a Set the mode dial to , SCN subject even when the subject is backlit or or . there is strong contrast between the subject and the background. b Press MENU. Position the spot metering cross hair on one The menu appears. point of the subject you want to shoot. c Select (Metering Mode) with To focus on the metering position, setting b/B, then select [Multi] or 9 (Focus) to [Center AF] is recommended [Spot] with v/V. (page 42)., c Select the desired bracket step

Shooting three value with v/V, then press z.

images with the ±1.0EV: Shifts the exposure value by exposure shifted plus or minus 1.0EV. ±0.7EV: Shifts the exposure value by — Exposure Bracket (DSC-P10/ plus or minus 0.7EV. P12 only) ±0.3EV: Shifts the exposure value by plus or minus 0.3EV. Mode dial: / /SCN d Set the mode dial to , or The camera records three images in SCN. succession, each with the exposure value shifted. The exposure compensation value e Press MENU. can be set between ±1.0EV from the The menu appears. appropriate exposure value in 1/3EV steps. f Select [Mode] (REC Mode) with b/B, then select [Exp Brktg]

MENU

with v/V. Control button Mode dial g Shoot the image. Shutter To return to normal mode a Set the mode dial to SET UP. Select [Normal] in step 6. The SET UP screen appears. b Select (Camera 2) with v/V and [Bracket Step] with B, then press B., Advanced still image shooting • You cannot use the flash in this mode. (Daylight) • During shooting in this mode, the images are Adjusting color tones Shooting outdoors, shooting night scenes, not displayed on the screen. Compose the neon signs, fireworks or sunrises, or image before pressing the shutter button. — White Balance • The focus and white balance are adjusted for shooting just before and after sundown the first image, and these settings are also used Mode dial: /SCN/ for the other images. Auto (No indicator) • When the exposure is manually adjusted Normally, when recording with automatic Adjusts the white balance automatically (page 45), the adjusted value is used for the adjustments, the white balance is center value. automatically set to Auto and the overall • The recording interval is approximately color balance is adjusted according to the MENU 0.5 second. shooting conditions. However, when you • If the subject is too bright or too dark, you may Control button be unable to shoot properly with the selected shoot under fixed conditions or special bracket step value. lighting conditions, you can manually Mode dial adjust the white balance. WB (Flash) Adjusts the white balance only to the flash conditions (Incandescent) • Places where the lighting conditions a Set the mode dial to , SCN change quickly or . • Under bright lighting such as photography studios b Press MENU. The menu appears. (Fluorescent) Shooting under fluorescent lighting c Select [WB] (White Bal) with b/

B, then select the desired

(Cloudy) setting with v/V. Shooting under a cloudy sky

To reactivate auto adjustment

Select [Auto] in step 3., • Under fluorescent lights that flicker, the white c Select [ ] (Flash Level) with balance adjustment function may not work Adjusting the flash b/B, then select the desired correctly even though you select (fluorescent). level setting with v/V. • When the flash strobes, the manual setting is High: Makes the flash level higher canceled, and the image is recorded in [Auto] — Flash Level than normal. mode (except in WB (Flash) mode). Mode dial: /SCN Normal: Normal setting. You can adjust the amout of flash light. Low: Makes the flash level lower than Shooting techniques normal. The image is affected by the lighting MENU conditions. For example, the entire image • You can carry out this operation even when the appears blue under sunlight in the summer, Control button mode dial is set to (Clip Motion). and white items gain a reddish tint under Mode dial incandescent light bulbs, etc. The human eye can resolve these problems, but digital still cameras cannot recognize the correct colors without adjustments. Normally, the camera makes these adjustments automatically, but if recorded image colors appear unnatural, we recommend that you adjust the white balance. a Set the mode dial to or

SCN.

b Press MENU. The menu appears., Advanced still image shooting

Before operation e Shoot the image for the next Shooting multiple Set [Moving Image] to [Clip Motion] in the frame.

frames SET UP settings (pages 39 and 104). Press the shutter button to shoot the next frame, then repeat this operation — Clip Motion until you have shot the desired number Mode dial: of frames. Control button You can shoot a number of consecutive still f Press z.Mode dial images (GIF animation). The GIF format All the frame images are recorded on Shutter has a small file size, making it convenient the “Memory Stick.” for creating home pages or attaching images to e-mail. To delete images before finishing the Clip Motion • Due to the limitations of the GIF format, the recording number of colors for Clip Motion images is reduced to 256 colors or less. Therefore, the 1 Press b (7) in step 4 or 5. image quality may deteriorate for some images. a Set the mode dial to . The frame images you shot are played back in turn and stop at the last image. Normal (160×120) b Press (Image Size). 2 Press (Delete), and select Clip Motion of up to 10 frames can be The menu appears. [Delete Last], or [Delete All] with b/B, recorded. This is suitable for use on home pages, etc. c Select the desired mode with then press z. v/V. 3 Select [Delete] with v, then press z. Mobile (120×108) You can select from [Normal] or When [Delete Last] is selected in step 2, Clip Motion of up to two frames can be [Mobile]. each time you repeat steps 1 through 3, recorded. This is suitable for use with the last frame you shot is deleted. d Shoot the image for the first portable data terminals. frame. • The file size is reduced in Mobile mode, so the image quality deteriorates. Making"Clip Motion", • Note that all images are not recorded on the a Set the mode dial to . “Memory Stick” until you carry out step 6. Shooting in Multi • For the number of images that can be recorded b Press MENU. in Clip Motion, see page 99. Burst mode The menu appears. • The date and time are not superimposed onto Clip Motion images. — Multi Burst c Select (Interval) with b/B, • When viewing an image recorded in Clip then select the desired frame Motion on the index screen, the image may Mode dial: appear different from the actual image. This mode records 16 frames in succession interval with v/V. • GIF files not created on this camera may not be each time you press the shutter button. This You can choose the frame interval displayed correctly. is convenient for checking your form in from the menu settings (pages 39 and sports, for example. 103). 1/30 1/7.5 1/15 1/30 WB Interval d Shoot the image.

Before operation The 16 frames are recorded as a single

image (image size: 1.2M). Set [Moving Image] to [Multi Burst] in the SET UP settings (pages 39 and 104). • See page 61 to play back images recorded in MENU Multi Burst mode using this camera. • For the number of images that can be recorded Control button in Multi Burst mode, see page 99. Mode dial • You cannot use the flash in this mode. • Date and time cannot be superimposed onto Shutter images., Advanced still image shooting c Select [Mode] (REC Mode) with

Shooting three or two b/B, then select [Burst 3] Shooting still images

images continuously (DSC-P10/P12)/[Burst 2] (DSC- for e-mail P8) with v/V. — Burst 3 (DSC-P10/P12)/ — E-Mail

Burst 2 (DSC-P8) d Shoot the image. Mode dial: / /SCN

Mode dial: / /SCN When the “Recording” indication disappears, you can shoot the next In E-mail mode, a small-size image This mode is used for continuous shooting. image. (320×240) that is suitable for e-mail Each time you press the shutter button in transmission is also recorded at the same this mode, the camera records three (DSC- To return to normal mode time as recording a normal still image. (See P10/P12) or two (DSC-P8) images in page 18 for the normal still image sizes.)Select [Normal] in step 3. succession.

MENU

MENU • You cannot use the flash in this mode. • During shooting in this mode, the images are Control button Control button not displayed on the screen. Compose the Mode dial Mode dial image before pressing the shutter button. • The recording interval is approximately Shutter Shutter 0.5 second. a Set the mode dial to , or a Set the mode dial to , or SCN. SCN. b Press MENU. b Press MENU. The menu appears. The menu appears., c Select [Mode] (REC Mode) with d Shoot the image. b/B, then select [E-Mail] with Shooting still images If you press and release the v/V. with audio files shutter button, sound is recorded for five seconds. d Shoot the image. — Voice If you hold down the shutter When the “Recording” indication button, sound is recorded until you Mode dial: / /SCN disappears, you can shoot the next release the shutter button for up to image. In Voice mode, an audio track is also 40 seconds. recorded at the same time as recording a

To return to normal mode normal still image. To return to normal mode

Select [Normal] in step 3. Select [Normal] in step 3.MENU • For instructions on how to attach images to an Control button • To view images recorded in Voice mode, carry e-mail message, consult the User’s Manual for Mode dial out the same procedure described in “Viewing your e-mail software. movies on the LCD screen” (page 69). • For the number of images you can record in Shutter • For the number of images you can record in E-mail mode, see page 98. Voice mode, see page 98. a Set the mode dial to , or

SCN.

b Press MENU. The menu appears. c Select [Mode] (REC Mode) with b/B, then select [Voice] with v., Advanced still image shooting High-speed shutter mode Snow mode

Shooting according to Use this mode to shoot moving subjects When shooting snowy scenes or other

scene conditions outdoors or in other bright places. places where the whole screen appears white, use this mode to prevent sunken — Scene Selection colors and record clear and sharp images. Mode dial: SCN When shooting night scenes, shooting people at night, shooting landscapes, shooting at the shore or snowy scenes, • The shutter speed becomes faster, so images shooting fireworks, or shooting with shot in dark places become darker. priority on the shutter speed such as motion • The flash is set to (Force flash) or (No • The flash is set to (Force flash) or (No scenes, use the modes listed below to flash). flash). increase the quality of your images. Beach mode Fireworks mode When shooting seaside or lakeside scenes, Landscape mode Fireworks are recorded in all their splendor the blue of the water is clearly recorded. Focuses only on a distant subject to shoot by setting the focus distance to infinity. The landscapes, etc. shutter speed becomes slower, so using a tripod is recommended. • The flash is set to (Force flash) or (No • You cannot shoot in macro mode. flash). • The flash is set to (Force flash) or (No flash). • You cannot shoot in macro mode. • You cannot use the flash. • You can change the shutter speed by setting an EV adjustment value (page 45). • You cannot set the white balance., Twilight portrait mode NR slow shutter Suitable for shooting portraits in dark MENU The NR slow shutter mode removes noise places. Allows you to shoot sharp images of Control button from recorded images, providing clear people in dark places without losing the images. When the shutter speed is slow, the dark atmosphere of the surroundings. The Mode dial camera automatically enters the NR slow shutter speed becomes slower, so we shutter function and “NR” is indicated next to the shutter speed indicator. recommend that you use a tripod to prevent shaking. Press the shutter F2.8 button fully down. NR2'' r a Set the mode dial to SCN. Then the screen

Press MENU. turns black.• The flash strobes regardless of the surrounding b Capturing

brightness. The menu appears. c Select [SCN] with b, then Twilight mode rselect the desired mode with Finally, when Allows you to shoot night scenes at far “Processing” distance without losing the dark atmosphere v/V. Processing disappears, the of the surroundings. The shutter speed image has been becomes slower, so we recommend that you To cancel Scene Selection recorded. use a tripod to prevent shaking. Set the mode dial to a different mode. • To eliminate the effects of vibration, use of • If you set (Fireworks mode), a tripod is recommended. (Twilight portrait mode) or (Twilight mode) and then record in Exposure Bracket (DSC-P10/P12 only), Burst 3 (DSC-P10/P12) or Burst 2 (DSC-P8) mode, the shutter speed becomes faster, so the image may not be • You cannot shoot in macro mode. recorded just as you intended. • You cannot use the flash. • The setting is maintained even when the power is turned off., Advanced still image shooting

Adding special effects MENU

— Picture Effect Control button

Mode dial: /SCN/ Mode dial

You can digitally process images to obtain special effects. Solarize B&W (DSC-P8 only) a Set the mode dial to , SCN The light contrast is The picture is or . clearer and the picture monochrome looks like an (black and white). b Press MENU. illustration. The menu appears. Sepia Neg.Art c Select [PFX] (P. Effect) with b/

B, then select the desired

mode with v/V.

To cancel Picture Effects

The picture is sepia- The color and Select [Off] in step 3. toned like an old brightness of the photograph. picture are reversed as in a negative.,

Advanced still image viewing

d S elect the desired folder with Single screen

Selecting the folder b/B.

60min and playing back VGA 101 9/9Select Folder 2/2 images 102Folder Name: 102MSDCF No. Of Files: 9 Created: 2003741:05:34 AM — FolderOK101-0009 20037410:30PM

Mode dial: Cancel BACK/NEXT VOLUMEOK BACK/NEXT

Select the folder that images you want to Index (nine-image) screen play back are stored. e Select [OK] with v, then press z.

MENU

Control button To cancel the selection Mode dial In step 5, select [Cancel]. SINGLE DISPLAY MOVE

When multiple folders are

Index (triple-image) screen created in the “Memory Stick” When the first or last image in the folder is displayed, the following indicators appear on the screen. Aperture Value: F2.8Shutter Speed: 1/30 : Moves to the previous folder. Exposure Value: 0.0ISO: 100 : Moves to the next folder. 101-0001 20037410:30PM a Set the mode dial to . : Moves to both the previous and next SINGLE DISPLAY BACK/NEXT folders. b Press MENU. • When no images are stored in the folder, “No The menu appears. file in this folder” appears. • You can play back images from a last-shot one c Select [Folder] with b, then without selecting the folder. press z., Advanced still image viewing Enlarging an image e Adjust the image size with the

Enlarging a portion of — Playback zoom zoom W/T button.

a still image a Set the mode dial to .

Mode dial: b Display the image to be

You can enlarge a part of an image up to enlarged. five times the original size. You can also record the magnified image as a new file. c Press the zoom T button to zoom in on the image. d Select the desired portion of

MENU

the image with v/V/b/B. Control button To cancel playback zoom Press v Press z. Mode dial Zoom button • You cannot use playback zoom for movies (MPEG Movie), Clip Motion images and Multi Press Press Burst images. b B • If you press the zoom W button while a non- enlarged image is displayed, the LCD screen switches to the index screen (page 31). • You can enlarge the images displayed with the Quick Review function (page 23) by Press V performing steps c to e. v: To view more of the top of the image V: To view more of the bottom of the image b: To view more of the left side of the image B: To view more of the right side of the image,

Recording an enlarged Image

image — Trimming Playing back Folder:Plays back all images in the successive images selected folder. a Press MENU after playback All: Plays back all images stored in zoom. — Slide Show the “Memory Stick.” The menu appears. Mode dial: Repeat b Select [Trimming] with , then On: Plays back images inaBYou can play back recorded images in continuous loop. press z. order. This function is useful for checking Off: After all the images have been your images or for presentations, etc. c Select the image size with / , played back, the slide showvVends. then press z. MENU The image is recorded, and the image d Select [Start] with V/B, then Control button on the screen returns to the normal size press z. after recording. Mode dial The slide show begins. • The trimmed image is recorded as the newest To cancel the slide show setting file in the selected recording folder, and the original image is retained. Select [Cancel] in step 3. • The quality of trimmed images may deteriorate. • You cannot trim to an image size of 3:2. To stop slide show playback Press z, select [Exit] with B, then press z again. a Set the mode dial to .

To skip to the next/previous

b Press MENU. image during the slide show The menu appears. Press B (next) or b (previous). c Select [Slide] with b/B, then press . • The interval settings time are just guidelines, so z it may vary depending on the image. Set the following items with v/V/b/B. Interval 3 sec/5 sec/10 sec/30 sec/1 min, Advanced still image viewing a Set the mode dial to , and

Rotating still images display the image to rotate. Playing back images

shot in Multi Burst — Rotate b Press MENU.

Mode dial: The menu appears.

mode You can rotate an image recorded in portrait c Select [Rotate] with b/B, then Mode dial: orientation and display it in landscape press z. You can play back Multi Burst images orientation. continuously or play them back frame by d Select with v, then rotate frame. This function is used for checking the image with b/B. the image. e Select [OK] with v/V, then

MENU

press z. Control button

To cancel rotation Mode dial

Select [Cancel] in step 4 or 5, then press z. • You cannot rotate protected images and images recorded as movies (MPEG Movie), Clip Motion and Multi Burst images. • You may not be able to rotate images shot with other cameras. MENU • When viewing images on a computer, the • When the images are played back on a Control button image rotation information may not be computer, the 16 frames you shot will all be reflected depending on the application displayed at the same time as part of one image. Mode dial software. • When Multi Burst images are played back on a camera without the Multi Burst feature, the 16 frames will all be displayed at the same time, as part of one image, just as they are on a computer.,

Playing back continuously Playing back frame by frame To delete shot images

When using this mode, you cannot delete a Set the mode dial to . — Jog playback only certain frames. When you delete b Select the Multi Burst image a Set the mode dial to . images, all 16 of the frames are deleted at with b/B. the same time.b Select the Multi Burst image The selected Multi Burst image is with 1 Display the desired Multi Burst image to b/B. played back continuously. delete. The selected Multi Burst image is 60min played back continuously. 2 Press (Delete). 101 14/14 3 Select [Delete], then press z. c Press z when the desired All of the frames are deleted. frame is displayed. 101-0014 20037410:30PM “Step” appears. PAUSE BACK/NEXT VOLUME 60min 101 14/14

To pause playback Step12/16

Press z. To resume playback, press z again. The playback starts from the frame 101-0014 20037410:30PM displayed on the LCD screen. PLAY FRAME BACK/NEXT VOLUME d Advance the frame with b/B. B:A next frame is displayed. When you keep and press B, the frame advances. b:A previous frame is displayed. When you keep and press b, the frame advances in the reverse direction.

To return to the normal playback

Press z in step 4. The playback starts from the frame displayed on the LCD screen., Still image editing

In sin

Still image editing gle-image mode In index (nine-image) mode

Protecting images

a Set the mode dial to . a Set the mode dial to , then — Protect Display the image you want to press the zoom W (index) to b Mode dial: protect with / . display the index (nine-image) b B screen. This function protects images against c Press MENU. accidental erasure. Note that when you b Press MENU. format a “Memory Stick” (page 37), all the The menu appears. The menu appears. images recorded on that “Memory Stick” d Select [Protect] with b/B, then will be deleted even if they are protected. c Select [Protect] with b/B, then press z. press z. MENU The displayed image is protected. The - (protect) indicator appears on the d Select [Select] with b/B, then Control button image. press z. Mode dial 60min VGA 101 2/9 e Select the image you want to Zoom button protect with v/V/b/B, then Protect press z. Exit OK BACK/NEXT The green - indicator appears on the selected image. e To continue and protect other images, select the desired image with b/B, then press z.

To cancel the protection SELECT MOVE MENU TO NEXT

Press z again in step 4 or 5. The - indicator disappears. f Repeat step 5 to protect other images. g Press MENU., h Select [OK] with B, then press In index (triple-image) mode To cancel individual set z. protection a Set the mode dial to , then The - indicator turns white. The Select the image to be unprotected, then press the zoom W (index) selected images are protected. press z in step 4. To cancel protection of twice to display the index all images, repeat this process for each

To exit the Protect function (triple-image) screen. image.

Select [Cancel] in step 4 or select [Exit] in b Display the image you want to step 8, then press z. protect in the center position with b/B.

To cancel individual protection

Select the image to be unprotected with c Press MENU. v/V/b/B in step 5, then press z. The - The menu appears. indicator turns gray. Repeat this operation for all images that are to be unprotected. d Select [Protect] with v/V, then Press MENU, select [OK], and then press press z. z. The center image is protected. The - indicator appears on the image.

To protect all images in the

folder Select [All In Folder] in step 4, and press DPOF Protect z. Select [On], then press z. Folder 101-0002 20037410:30PM OK BACK/NEXT

To cancel protection of all

e To protect other images, images in the folder display the image you want to Select [All In Folder] in step 4, and press . Select [Off], then press . protect in the center positionzzwith b/B, and repeat step 4., Still image editing d Select [Resize] with b/B, then

Changing image size press z. Choosing images to

print — Resize e Select the desired size with v/

Mode dial: V, then press z. — Print (DPOF) mark

The resized image is recorded in the You can change the image size of a Mode dial: recording folder as the newest file. recorded image, and save it as a new file. You can mark still images shot with your You can resize to the following sizes.

To cancel resizing camera that you want to have printed. This 5.0M (DSC-P10/P12), 3.1M, 2.0M (DSC-

P8), 1.2M, VGA Select [Cancel] in step 5. function is convenient when you have images printed at a shop or using a printer The original image is retained even after resizing. • You cannot change the size of movies (MPEG that conforms with the DPOF (Digital Print Movie), Clip Motion or Multi Burst images. Order Format) standard. MENU • When you change from a small size to a large size, the image quality deteriorates. MENU Control button • You cannot resize to an image size of 3:2. Control button • When you resize a 3:2 image, the upper and Mode dial lower black portions will be displayed on the Mode dial screen. Zoom button a Set the mode dial to . • You cannot mark movies (MPEG Movie) or

Display the image you want to Clip Motion images.b • In E-mail mode, a print (DPOF) mark is

resize with b/B. marked on the normal size image that is recorded at the same time. c Press MENU. • When you mark images shot in Multi Burst The menu appears. mode, all the images are printed on one sheet divided into 16 panels.,

In single-image mode In index (nine-image) mode g Press MENU.

a Set the mode dial to . a Set the mode dial to , then h Select [OK] with B, then press Display the image you want to press the zoom W (index) to z.b mark with / . display the index (nine-image) b B The mark turns white. The screen. mark setting is completed. c Press MENU. b Press MENU. The menu appears. The menu appears. To unmark marks d Select [DPOF] with b/B, then Select the images to be unmarked in step c Select [DPOF] with B, then press z. 5, then press z. press z. The mark is marked on the displayed image. d Select [Select] with b/B, then To unmark all the marks in 60min VGA press z. the folder 101 2/9 • You cannot mark the mark in [All In Select [All In Folder] in step 4, then press Folder]. z. Select [Off], then press z. DPOF e Select the image you want to Exit OK BACK/NEXT mark with v/V/b/B, then press To exit the mark function To continue and mark other z. Select [Cancel] in step 4 or select [Exit] in e step 8. images, display the desired The green mark appears on the image with b/B, then press z. selected image.

To unmark the mark

Press z again in step 4 or 5. The mark disappears. SELECT MOVE MENU TO NEXT f Repeat step 5 to mark other images., Still image editing

In index (triple-image) mode To unmark the mark

a Set the mode dial to , then Press z again in step 4. The mark press the zoom W (index) disappears. Repeat this operation for all the images you want to unmark. twice to display the index (triple-image) screen. b Display the image you want to mark in the center position with b/B. c Press MENU. The menu appears. d Select [DPOF] with v, then press z. The mark is marked on the center image.

DPOF

Protect Folder 101-0002 20037410:30PM OK BACK/NEXT e To continue and mark other images, display the image you want to print in the center position with b/B, and repeat step 4., Enjoying movies d Press the shutter button fully • Do not touch the microphone (page 8) during

Shooting movies down. shooting movies.

• You cannot use the flash. Mode dial: “REC” appears on the screen and the • The date and time are not superimposed onto camera starts recording the image and movies. You can shoot movies using your camera. sound. • The zoom feature cannot be used while shooting movies. 60min VGA 101

Before starting REC 00:00:02[00:10:48]

Set [Moving Image] to [MPEG Movie] in the SET UP settings (pages 39 and 104). Control button • Recording stops when the “Memory Stick” is full. Mode dial Shutter e Press the shutter button fully down again to stop recording.

Indicators during shooting

The screen indicators are not recorded. Each time you press , the status of the MENU LCD screen changes as follows: Indicators off t LCD screen off t Indicators on. a Set the mode dial to . A histogram is not displayed. For a detailed description of the indicators, b Press (Image Size). see page 113. The Image Size setup appears. c Select the desired size with / Shooting close-ups (Macro)v . Set the mode dial to and follow the V procedure on page 24. You can choose from 640 (VGA) or 160 (Mail). For details on the recording time for Using the self-timer each image size, see page 99. Set the mode dial to and follow the procedure on page 25., Enjoying movies Indicators during viewing

Viewing movies on 60min 160 movies

101 10/10 the LCD screen 00:00:00 Each time you press , the status of the screen changes as follows: Indicators off

Mode dial: t LCD screen off t Indicators on.

You can view movies on the LCD screen 101_0010 20037410:30PM A histogram is not displayed.PLAY BACK/NEXT VOLUME with sound from the speaker. For a detailed description of the indicators, Movies with the image size [640 see page 114. Control button (VGA)] are displayed on the full screen. • The procedure for viewing movies on a TV is c Press z. the same as that for viewing still images Mode dial The movie and sound are played back. (page 32).• The moving images recorded using earlier Sony During playback, B (playback) models may be also displayed a size smaller. appears on the screen. 60min 160 101 10/10 00:00:03 101_0010 20037410:30 Playback barPM Speaker STOP REV/CUE VOLUME a Set the mode dial to . To stop playback b Select the desired moving Press z again. image with b/B.

To adjust the volume

Movies with the image size [160 (Mail)] are displayed a size smaller Press v/V to adjust the volume. than still images.

To advance or rewind the movie

Press B (cue) or b (rev) during playback. To return to the normal playback, press z.,

In single-image mode In index (nine-image) mode Deleting movies

a Set the mode dial to . a Set the mode dial to , then Mode dial: Display the movie you want to press the zoom W (index) to b You can delete unwanted movies. delete with / . display an index (nine-image) b B screen. c Press (Delete). Control button b Press (Delete).The movie has not yet been deleted at Mode dial this point. The movie has not yet been deleted at this point. Zoom button d Select [Delete] with v, then c Select [Select] with b/B, then Press z. press z. When the message “Memory Stick access” disappears, the movie has been d Select the movie you want to deleted. delete with v/V/b/B, then e To continue and delete other press z. movie, display the movie you The green (Delete) indicator want to delete with b/B, then appears on the selected movie. repeat step 4.

To cancel deletion

Select [Exit] in step 4 or 5. SELECT MOVE TO NEXT The movie has not yet been deleted at this point. e Repeat step 4 to delete other movies. f Press (Delete)., Enjoying movies g Select [OK] with B, then press In index (triple-image) mode z. Editing movies a Set the mode dial to , then When the message “Memory Stick press the zoom W (index) Mode dial: access” disappears, the movies have been deleted. twice to display an index You can cut movies, or delete unnecessary (triple-image) screen. portions of movies. This is the

To cancel deletion recommended mode to use when the b Display the movie you want to

Select [Exit] in step 3 or . “Memory Stick” capacity is insufficient, or 7 delete in the center position when you attach movies to your e-mail

To delete all movies in the folder with b/B.

messages. Select [All In Folder] in step 3, then press c Press (Delete). The file numbers assigned when z. To cancel deletion, select [Cancel] with movies are cut b, then press z. The cut movies are assigned new numbers Delete and recorded as the newest files in the Exit selected recording folder. The original 101_0010 20037410:30PM • OK BACK/NEXT movie is deleted, and that number is The movie has not yet been deleted at skipped. this point. MENU d Select [Delete] with v, then Control button press z. Mode dial When the message “Memory Stick access” disappears, the middle- positioned movie has been deleted.

To cancel deletion

Select [Exit] in step 4, then press z., Cutting a movie numbered Cutting movies g Select [OK] with v, then press 101_0002 z. 101_0001 101_0003 a Set the mode dial to . The movie is cut. b Select the movie you want to123cut using b/B. To cancel cutting 101_0002 Select [Exit] in step 5 or 7. The movie c Press MENU. 1. Cutting scene A. appears on the screen again. The menu appears. 1A2B3dSelect [Divide] with B, then • You cannot cut the following images. – Clip Motion press z. Next, select [OK] with – Multi Burst Divide point 101_0002 v, then press z. – Still image 2. Cutting scene B. The playback of the movie starts. – MPEG movie files not long enough to cut 101_0004 – Protected MPEG movie files e Decide on a cutting point. • You cannot restore files once you cut them. 13A2B• The original movie is deleted when you cut it. Press the center z at the desired • The cut movies are recorded as the newest files cutting point. 101_0005 in the selected recording folder.Divide point 60min 160 101 10/10 3. Deleting scenes A and B if they are Divide 00:00:02 unnecessary. DividingPoint 101_0004 101_0007 O KCancel Exit13A2BOK When you want to adjust the cutting Delete 101_0006 Delete point, use [c/C] (frame forward/ 4. Only the desired scenes remain. rewind) and adjust the cutting point using b/B. If you want to change the cutting point, select [Cancel]. The132playback of the movie starts again. f When you have decided on a 101_0006 cutting point, select [OK] with v/V, and press z., Enjoying movies

Deleting unnecessary

portions of movies a Cut an unnecessary portion of a movie (page 72). b Display the portion of the movie you want to delete. c Press (Delete). The image has not yet been deleted at this point. d Select [Delete] with v, then press z. The movie currently displayed on the screen is deleted.,

Enjoying images on your computer USB

mode Contents of the CD-ROM

Copying images to There are two modes for a USB connection,

your computer x USB Driver[Normal] and [PTP]* modes. The factory This driver is needed in order to connect the — For Windows users setting is the [Normal] mode. camera to a computer. * Compatible only with Windows XP. When • When using Windows XP, you need not install connected to a computer, only the data in the the USB driver.

Recommended computer folder selected by the camera is copied to the

environment computer. To select a folder, perform the x Image Transfer procedure from step 2 on page 58. This application is used to easily transfer OS: Microsoft Windows 98, Windows images from the camera to a computer. 98SE, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Communication with your x ImageMixer XP Home Edition, or Windows XP computer This application is used to display and edit Professional When your computer resumes from the images that are stored in a computer. The above OS must be installed at the suspend or sleep mode, communication factory. Operation is not assured in an between your camera and your computer • This section describes the Windows Me screen environment upgraded to the operating may not recover at the same time. as an example. The required operations may systems described above or in a multi-boot differ depending on your OS. environment. • Close down all applications running on CPU: MMX Pentium 200 MHz or faster When a USB connector is not the computer before installing the USB USB connector: driver and application. Provided as standard provided on your computer • When using Windows XP or Windows 2000, Display: 800 × 600 dots or more When neither a USB connector nor a log on as Administrators. High Color (16-bit color, 65,000 colors) or “Memory Stick” slot is provided, you can • The display settings should be 800 × 600 dots more copy images using an additional device. See or more and High Color (16-bit color, 65,000 the Sony Website for details. colors) or more. When set to less than 800 × • If you connect two or more USB equipment to http://www.sony.net/ 600 dots or 256 colors or less, the model a single computer at the same time, some selection screen does not appear. equipment, including your camera, may not operate depending on the type of USB equipment. • Operations are not guaranteed when using a USB hub. • Operations are not guaranteed for all the recommended computer environments mentioned above., Enjoying images on your computer

Installing the USB driver c Click [USB Driver] on the e Click [Yes, I want to restart my

installing menu screen. computer now], then click When using Windows XP, you need not install the USB driver. [Finish]. Once the USB driver is installed, you need not install the USB driver. a Start up your computer, and insert the supplied CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive. Do not connect your camera to your computer at this time. The “InstallShield Wizard” screen appears. Your computer restarts. Then, you can The model selection screen appears. If establish USB connection. d Click [Next]. When the it does not appear, double-click “Information” screen appears, (My Computer) t [ImageMixer] in that order. click [Next]. b Click [Cyber-shot] on the model selection screen. The installing menu screen appears. The USB driver installation starts. When the installation is completed, the screen informs you of completion.,

Installing “Image Transfer” c Click [Next]. When “Licence e Select the folder to be

Agreement” screen appears, installed, then click [Next]. You can use the “Image Transfer” software to copy images to your computer click [Yes]. Select the program folder, then automatically when you connect the camera click [Next]. to your computer with the supplied USB cable. a Click [Cyber-shot] on the model selection screen. Read the agreement carefully. If you accept the terms of the agreement, f Confirm if the checkbox is The installing menu screen appears. proceed with the installation. The “Information” screen appears. checked on the “Image b Click [Image Transfer] on the Transfer Settings” screen, installing menu screen. d Click [Next]. then click [Next]. Select the desired language, then click [OK]. When the installation is completed, the screen informs you of completion. The “Welcome to the InstallShield Wizard” screen appears. • This section describes the English screen., Enjoying images on your computer g Click [Finish]. Installing “ImageMixer” • When you use Windows 2000 or Windows XP, install “WinASPI”. You can use the “ImageMixer Ver. 1.5 for • If DirectX8.0a or a later version is not installed Sony” software to copy, view and edit in your computer, the “Information” screen images. For details, see the software’s help appears. Follow the procedure on the screen. files. c Restart your computer a Click [ImageMixer] on the according to the screen. installing menu screen. d Remove the CD-ROM.

Select the desired language,

The “InstallShield Wizard” screen then click [OK]. closes. If you wish to continue with the installation of “ImageMixer,” click [ImageMixer] on the installing menu screen and then follow the procedure. • The USB driver is needed in order to use “Image Transfer”. If the necessary driver is not already installed on your computer, a screen that asks if you want to install the driver will appear. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen. The “Welcome to the InstallShield Wizard” screen appears. • This section describes the English screen. b Follow instructions on each succeeding screen. Install “ImageMixer” according to the screen.,

Connecting the camera to c Open the jack cover, and • When using Windows XP, the AutoPlay wizard

your computer connect the supplied USB automatically appears on the desktop. Proceed to page 81. cable to the (USB) jack of a Insert the “Memory Stick” with the camera. the images you want to copy into the camera. Connect the USB Mode Normal

AC Adaptor, and plug the Access

adaptor into a wall outlet (wall indicators* socket). “USB Mode Normal” appears on the LCD screen of the camera. When a USB connection is established for the 1 first time, your computer automatically runs the used program to recognize the 2 To a wall camera. Wait for a while. outlet d Connect the USB cable to your * During communication, the access 3 (wall indicators turn red. socket) computer. • If “USB Mode Normal” does not appear in step AC Adaptor 4, confirm that [USB Connect] is set to [Normal] in the SET UP settings (page 106). • When you copy images to your computer using the battery pack, copying may be failed or cause data corruption by battery shutoff. We recommend that you use the AC Adaptor. • For further details on the AC Adaptor, see page 10. • For further details on the “Memory Stick,” see page 17. • When you use a desktop computer, we recommend that you connect the USB cable to b Turn on your computer and the the USB connector on the rear panel. camera., Enjoying images on your computer

P Disconnecting the USB Copying images using — Windows XP

cable from your computer, “Image Transfer” Connect the camera and your removing the “Memory Stick” computer with the USB cable.— Windows 98/98SE/2000/Me from your camera or turning “Image Transfer” starts up automatically Connect the camera and your off the power during USB and the images are automatically copied to computer with the USB cable. connection the computer.“Image Transfer” launches and the images Windows XP is set so that the OS AutoPlay are automatically copied to the computer. Wizard activates. For Windows 2000, Me, or XP users When copying is complete, “ImageMixer” If you want to cancel the setting, follow the 1 Double-click on the tasktray. automatically launches and images appear. procedure below. 2 Click (Sony DSC), then click [Stop]. a Click [Start], then click [My 3 Confirm the device on the confirmation Computer]. screen, then click [OK]. b Right-click [Sony 4 Click [OK]. Step 4 is unnecessary for Windows XP MemoryStick], then click users. [Properties]. 5 Disconnect the USB cable, remove the c Cancel the setting. “Memory Stick” or turn off the power. 1 Click [AutoPlay]. 2 Set [Content type] to [Pictures]. For Windows 98 or 98SE users 3 Check [Select an action to perform] Confirm that the access indicators (page 78) • Normally “Image Transfer” and “Date” folders under [Actions], select [Take no on the LCD screen are turned white and are created inside the “My Documents” folder, action], then click [Apply]. carry out only Step 5 above. and all of the image files recorded with the camera are copied into these folders. 4 Set [Content type] to [Video files] • You can change the “Image Transfer” settings and proceed step 3. Set [Content (page 80). type] to [Mixed content] and proceed step 3. 5 Click [OK]. The [Properties] screen closes. The OS AutoPlay Wizard does not start up automatically even if the USB connection is made next time.,

Changing “Image Transfer” Copying images without When a removable disk icon is not

settings using “Image Transfer” shown You can change “Image Transfer” settings. — Windows 98/98SE/2000/Me 1 Right-click [My Computer], then click [Properties]. Right-click the “Image Transfer” icon on If you do not set to launch “Image Transfer” The “System Properties” screen appears. the tasktray, select [Open Settings]. The automatically, you can copy images as • When using Windows 2000, click [Hardware] settings you can set are as follows: [Basic], following procedure. on “System Properties” screen. [Copy], and [Delete]. a Double-click [My Computer], 2 Confirm if other devices are already Right-click here then double-click [Removable installed. Disk]. 1Click [Device Manager]. 2Double-click [ Other Devices]. The contents of the “Memory Stick” inserted in your camera appear. 3Confirm if there is a “ Sony DSC” • This section describes an example of copying with a mark. When the “Image Transfer” starts, the images to the “My Documents” folder. 3 If you find either of the devices above, • When the “Removable Disk” icon is not shown, below window appears. follow the steps below to delete them.see the following column. • When using Windows XP, see page 81. 1Click [ Sony DSC]. (When using Windows 2000, right- b Double-click [DCIM], then click [ Sony DSC].) double-click the folder which 2Click [Remove] (or [Uninstall] in contains the desired images. Windows 2000). The folder opens. The “Confirm Device Removal” screen appears. c Drag and drop the image files 3Click [OK]. into the “My Documents” folder. The device is deleted. The image files are copied to the “My Documents” folder. Try the USB driver installation again using When you select [Settings] from the above • When you try to copy an image to a folder in the supplied CD-ROM (page 75). window, you can only change the [Basic] which an image with the same file name is setting. stored, the overwrite confirmation message appears. When you want to overwrite the existing image with the new one, the original one is deleted., Enjoying images on your computer — Windows XP e Select [Nothing. I’m finished Viewing images on your Copying images using the working with these pictures], computer Windows XP AutoPlay Wizard then click [Next]. The “Completing the Scanner and a Double-click [My Documents] a Make a USB connection Camera Wizard” screen appears. on the desktop. (page 78). Click [Copy pictures to a folder on my computer f Click [Finish]. The “My Documents” folder contents are displayed. using Microsoft Scanner and The wizard closes. Camera Wizard], then click • To continue copying other images, follow the procedure given under P on page 79 to • This section describes the procedure for [OK]. disconnect the USB cable and reconnect it. viewing copied images in the “My Documents” folder. The “Scanner and Camera Wizard” Then, perform the procedure from step 1 again. • When using Windows XP, click [Start] t [My screen appears. Documents] in that order. b Click [Next]. • You can use the “ImageMixer Ver. 1.5 for Sony” software to view and edit images on your The images stored on the “Memory computer. For details, see the software’s help Stick” are displayed. files. c Click the checkbox of images b Double-click the desired folder that you do not want to copy to and image file. your computer and remove the The image is displayed. checkmark, then click [Next]. The “Picture Name and Destination” screen appears. d Select a name and destination for your pictures, then click [Next]. Image copying starts. When the copying is completed, the “Other Options” screen appears.,

Image file storage

destinations and file names Image files recorded with your camera are grouped as folders in the “Memory Stick”. Example: For Windows Me users Folder containing image data recorded using a camera without the folder creation function Folder containing image data recorded with this camera When no new folders have been created, this is only “101MSDCF” Folder containing E-mail mode image data, movie data and Voice mode audio data recorded using a camera without the folder creation function • Data in the “100MSDCF” or “MSSONY” folders is for playback only, and your camera cannot record images in these folders. • For more information about the folder, see page 40., Enjoying images on your computer Folder File name File meaning 101MSDCF DSC0ssss.JPG • Still image files shot in up to 999MSDCF – Normal mode (page 21) – Exposure Bracket mode (DSC-P10/P12 only) (page 48) – Burst 3 (DSC-P10/P12)/Burst 2 (DSC-P8) mode (page 53) • Image files shot in Multi Burst mode (page 52) • Still image files recorded simultaneously in – E-Mail mode (page 53) – Voice mode (page 54) DSC0ssss.JPE • Small-size image files shot in E-Mail mode (page 53) DSC0ssss.MPG • Audio files shot in Voice mode (page 54) CLP0ssss.GIF • Clip Motion files shot in Normal mode (page 51) CLP0ssss.THM • Index image files of Clip Motion files shot in Normal mode MBL0ssss.GIF • Clip Motion files shot in Mobile mode (page 51) MBL0ssss.THM • Index image files of Clip Motion files shot in Mobile mode MOV0ssss.MPG • Movie files shot in MPEG Movie mode (page 68) • ssss stands for any number within the range from 0001 to 9999. • The numerical portions of the following files are the same. –A small-size image file shot in E-Mail mode and its corresponding image file –An audio file shot in Voice mode and its corresponding image file –An image file shot with Clip Motion and its corresponding index image file,

USB mode a Installing the USB driver Copying images to There are two modes for a USB connection, 1 Turn on your computer, and set the

your computer [Normal] and [PTP]* modes. The factory supplied CD-ROM into the CD-ROM — For Macintosh users setting is the [Normal] mode. drive. * Compatible only with Mac OS X. When The model selection screen appears. connected to a computer, only the data in the

Recommended computer 2 Click [Cyber-shot] on the model folder selected by the camera is copied to the

environment selection screen.computer. To select a folder, perform the OS: Mac OS 8.5.1, 8.6, 9.0, 9.1, 9.2, or procedure from step on page 58. The installing menu appears. Mac OS X (v10.0/v10.1/v10.2) 3 Click [USB Driver]. The above OS must be installed at the Communication with your The “USB Driver” screen appears. factory. For the following models, update computer 4 Double-click the icon of the hard disk your OS to Mac OS 9.0 or 9.1. When your computer resumes from the containing the OS to open the screen. – iMac with Mac OS 8.6 installed at the suspend or sleep mode, communication 5 Drag and drop the following two files factory, and a slot loading type CD-ROM between your camera and your computer from the screen opened in step 3 into the drive may not recover at the same time. System Folder icon in the screen opened – iBook or Power Mac G4 with the Mac OS in step 4. 8.6 installed at the factory When a USB connector is not • Sony USB Driver USB connector: Provided as standard provided on your computer • Sony USB Shim Display: 800 × 600 dots or more When neither a USB connector nora6When the message for confirmation is 32,000-color mode or more “Memory Stick” slot is provided, you can shown, click “OK.” copy images using an additional device. See 7 Restart your computer, then remove the • If you connect two or more USB equipment to the Sony Website for details. a single computer at the same time, some CD-ROM. equipment, including your camera, may not http://www.sony.net/ b Connecting your camera to operate depending on the type of USB equipment. Steps requires your OS your computer • Operations are not guaranteed when using a Follow the steps below, according to your For details, see page 78. USB hub. • Operations are not guaranteed for all the OS. recommended computer environments OS Steps mentioned above. Mac OS 8.5.1/8.6/9.0 Steps 1 to 4 Mac OS 9.1/9.2/Mac OS X Steps 2 to 4 (v10.0/v10.1/v10.2), Enjoying images on your computer Removing the USB cable from your • Close down all applications running on computer, the “Memory Stick” from the computer before installing the USB Creating a Video CD your camera or turning off the power driver and application. • You can use the “ImageMixer Ver. 1.5 for during a USB connection You can create a Video CD using your Sony” software to copy images to your Drag and drop the drive icon or the computer and to view images on your computer. You can play back created Video “Memory Stick” icon to the “Trash” icon, computer. See the operation manual supplied CDs on a Video CD-compatible DVD then remove the USB cable or “Memory with the CD-ROM for details about the player, or on a computer using Video CD Stick” or turn off the power. installation method, or see the software’s help application software. • If you are using Mac OS X v10.0, remove the files for the operation method. USB cable, etc., after you have turned your • “ImageMixer” is not compatible with Mac OS a Start “ImageMixer” computer off. X. • “Image Transfer” cannot be used with b Click . c Copying images Macintosh. The video CD creating mode turns on. 1 Double-click the newly recognized icon For Mac OS X users c Drag and drop the desired file on the desktop. If the “There is no application available to or album to the menu screen. The contents of the “Memory Stick” open the document “DSC0ssss.JPE”.” The selected image is added to the inserted in your camera appear. screen appears when you click an E-mail menu screen. 2 Double-click “DCIM.” mode image file, make the following 3 Double-click the folder contained the setting. desired image file. • The screen display may differ depending on the 4 Drag and drop the image files to the hard version. disk icon. 1 Click [Choose Application...] at the The image files are copied to your hard “There is no application available to disk. open the document • See pages 82 and 83 for details about the image “DSC0ssss.JPE”.” screen. file storage destinations and file names. 2 Change “Show” from [Recommended d Viewing the images on your Applications] to [All Applications]. computer • This section describes the English screen.3 Select [QuickTime Player] from the 1 Double-click the hard disk icon. displayed list of applications, and click 2 Double-click the desired image file in [Open]. the folder containing the copied files. The image file opens., d Click . f Insert a blank CD-R into the

CD-R drive and click [OK]

button. The disc creation starts. • You cannot use CD-RW discs. • The CD-R drive is required to create a Video CD. For the Macintosh edition You can preview the image. • Roxio-manufactured “Toast” (not supplied) is required to create a Video CD. e Click . • The playback time of the movie file The disc creating dialogue appears. becomes shorter on the preview screen., Troubleshooting2STroubleshooting hould your camera still not work 3 Should your camera still not work

Troubleshooting properly, press the RESET button inside properly, consult your Sony dealer or

the battery/“Memory Stick” cover using local authorized Sony service facility. If you experience trouble with your camera, a fine-tripped object, then turn on the try the following solutions. power again. (All the settings including 1 First check the items on the tables below. date and time are cleared.) If code displays “C:ss:ss” appear on the screen, the self- diagnosis display function is working (page 97). RESET button

Battery pack and power

Symptom Cause Solution You cannot charge the • The camera is turned on. p Turn the camera off (page 14). battery pack. The battery pack cannot • The battery pack is not installed correctly. p Install the battery pack while pushing the battery eject lever be installed. down using the front edge of the battery pack (page 10). The /CHG lamp flashes. • The battery pack is not installed correctly. p Install the battery pack correctly (page 10). • The battery pack has malfunctioned. p Consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. The /CHG lamp does not • The AC Adaptor is disconnected. p Properly connect the AC Adaptor (page 10). light up when charging a • The battery pack is not installed correctly. p Install the battery pack correctly (page 10). battery pack. • The battery pack is completely charged. —, Symptom Cause Solution The battery remaining • You have used the camera for a long time in an — indicator is incorrect, or extremely hot or an extremely cold location. sufficient battery • A deviation has occurred in the remaining p Fully discharge and then charge the battery pack so that the remaining indicator is battery time. battery remaining indicator functions correctly (page 11). displayed but the power • The battery pack is discharged. p Install a charged battery pack (page 10). runs out soon. • The battery pack is dead (page 110). p Replace the battery pack with a new one. The battery pack runs • You are shooting/viewing images in an — down too quickly. extremely cold location. • The DC plug is dirty so the battery pack is not p Clean the pins of the AC Adaptor with a cotton swab, etc., and charged enough. charge the battery pack (page 10). • The battery pack is dead (page 110). p Replace the battery pack with a new one. You cannot turn on the • The battery pack is not installed correctly. p Install the battery pack correctly (page 10). camera. • The AC Adaptor is disconnected. p Properly connect the AC Adaptor (page 13). • The battery pack is discharged. p Install a charged battery pack (page 10). • The battery pack is dead (page 110). p Replace the battery pack with a new one. The power turns off • If you do not operate the camera for about 90 p Turn on the camera again (page 14) or use the AC Adaptor suddenly. seconds while the power is on, the camera turns (page 13). off automatically to prevent wearing down the battery pack (when [Power Save] is [Off] after three minutes) (page 14). • The battery pack is discharged. p Install a charged battery pack (page 10).

Shooting still images/movies

Symptom Cause Solution The LCD screen is not • The power was turned off with the LCD screen p Turn on the LCD screen (page 28). turned on even when the turned off the last time you used the camera. power is turned on. The subject is not visible • The mode dial is set to or SET UP. p Set it to other modes (pages 21 and 68). on the LCD screen., Troubleshooting Symptom Cause Solution The image is out of focus. • The subject is too close. p Record in the macro recording mode. Make sure to position the lens farther away from the subject than the shortest shooting distance when shooting (page 24). • (Fireworks mode), (Landscape mode) p Set it to other modes (page 55). or (Twilight mode) is selected for the Scene Selection function. • The focus preset function is selected. p Set to the auto focus mode (page 44). Zoom does not work. • The zoom feature cannot be used while shooting — movies (MPEG Movie). Smart zoom does not • You cannot use smart zoom while shooting a — function. movie (MPEG Movie). • [Smart Zoom] is set to [Off] in the SET UP p Set [Smart Zoom] to [On] (pages 23 and 104). settings. • The LCD screen is turned off. p Turn on the LCD screen (page 28). • The image size is set to [5.0M] or [4.5M(3:2)] p Set image size to other settings except [5.0M] or [4.5M(3:2)] (DSC-P10/P12), or [3.1M] or [2.8M (3:2)] (DSC-P10/P12), or [3.1M] and [2.8M (3:2)] (DSC-P8) (DSC-P8). (page 18). The image is too dark. • You are shooting a subject with a light source p Adjust the exposure (page 45). behind the subject. • The brightness of the LCD screen is too low. p Adjust the brightness of the LCD screen (pages 39 and 105). The image is too bright. • You are shooting a spotlighted subject in a dark p Adjust the exposure (page 45). location such as on a stage. • The brightness of the LCD screen is too bright. p Adjust the brightness of the LCD screen (pages 39 and 105). The image is • [PFX] (P. Effect) is set to [B&W] (DSC-P8 p Cancel the B&W mode (page 57). monochrome (black and only). white). Vertical streaks appear • The smear phenomenon is occurring. p This is not a malfunction. when you are shooting a very bright subject. Noise appears in the • The camera is functioning to increase the p There is no effect on the recorded image. image when you view the visibility of the LCD screen by temporarily LCD screen in a dark brightening the image under conditions of low place. illumination., Symptom Cause Solution Your camera cannot • No “Memory Stick” has been inserted. p Insert a “Memory Stick” (page 17). record images. • The capacity of the “Memory Stick” is p Delete the images saved in the “Memory Stick” (pages 34 and insufficient. 70), or format it (page 37). p Change the “Memory Stick” (page 17). • The write-protect switch on the “Memory Stick” p Set it to the recording position (page 108). is set to the LOCK position. • You cannot record images while charging the — flash. • The mode dial is set to SET UP or . p Set it to other modes. The flash does not work. • The mode dial is set to , SET UP or p Set it to other modes. (MPEG Movie or Multi Burst). • The flash is set to (No flash). p Set the flash to auto (No indicator), (Forced flash) or SL (Slow synchro) (page 26). • (Fireworks mode) or (Twilight mode) p Cancel the setting (page 55). is selected for the Scene Selection function. • (High-speed shutter mode), (Beach p Set the flash to (Forced flash) (page 26). mode), (Snow mode) or (Landscape mode) is selected for the Scene Selection function. • [Mode] (REC Mode) is set to [Bracket] (DSC- p Set it to other modes. P10/P12 only), [Burst 3] (DSC-P10/P12) or [Burst 2] (DSC-P8). The macro function does • (Fireworks mode), (Landscape mode) p Cancel the setting (page 55). not work. or (Twilight mode) is selected for the Scene Selection function. The eyes of the subject — p Set [Red Eye Reduction] in the SET UP settings to [On] come out red. (page 27). The date and time are • The date and time are not set correctly. p Set the correct date and time (page 15). recorded incorrectly. The F value and shutter • The exposure is incorrect. p Correct the exposure (page 45). speed flash when you press and hold the shutter button halfway down., Troubleshooting

Viewing images

Symptom Cause Solution Your camera cannot play • The mode dial is not set to . p Set it to (page 30). back images. • Your camera cannot play back image files — copied from the hard disk of your computer if the folder/file name has been changed or the image has been modified. • The camera is in USB mode. p Cancel USB communication (page 79). The image appears rough — p This is not a malfunction. right after playback starts. The image does not • The video output signal setting of your camera in p Change the setting (page 106). appear on the TV screen. the SET UP settings is incorrect. • The connection is not correct. p Check the connection (page 32). The image cannot be — p See page 92. played back on a computer. Unknown beeps are heard • These beeps are heard when the auto focus is p This is not a malfunction. Shoot the image using the focus preset from the camera while working. (page 44). viewing a movie.

Deleting/Editing Images

Symptom Cause Solution Your camera cannot • The image is protected. p Cancel the protection (page 63). delete an image. • The write-protect switch on the “Memory Stick” p Set it to the recording position (page 108). is set to the LOCK position. You have deleted an • Once you have deleted an image, you cannot p Marking - (protect) will prevent you from deleting images by image by mistake. restore it. mistake (page 63). p We recommend that you set the “Memory Stick” write-protect switch to the LOCK position to prevent accidental erasure (page 108). The resizing function • You cannot resize movies (MPEG Movie), Clip — does not work. Motion and Multi Burst images., Symptom Cause Solution You cannot display a print • You cannot display print (DPOF) marks on — (DPOF) mark. movies (MPEG Movie) and Clip Motion. You cannot cut a movie. • The movie (MPEG Movie) is not long enough to — cut. • Protected movie (MPEG Movie), Clip Motion, — Multi Burst files and still images cannot be cut.

Computers

Symptom Cause Solution You do not know if the OS — p Check “Recommended computer environment” (pages 74 and of your computer is 84). compatible. You cannot install the — p In Windows 2000, log on as Administrator (authorized USB driver. Administrators) (page 74). Your computer does not • The camera is turned off. p Turn on the camera (page 14). recognize your camera. • The battery level is low. p Use the AC Adaptor (page 13). • You are not using the supplied USB cable. p Use the supplied USB cable (pages 78 and 84). • The USB cable is not connected firmly. p Disconnect the USB cable, and connect it again firmly. Make sure that “USB Mode” is displayed on the screen (pages 78 and 84). • [USB Connect] is set to [PTP] in the SET UP p Set it to [Normal] (page 106). settings. • The USB connectors on your computer are p Disconnect all equipment other than your camera from the USB connected to other equipment besides the connectors. keyboard, the mouse, and your camera. • The camera is not connected directly to your p Connect the camera directly to your computer without passing computer. through a USB hub or other device. • The USB driver is not installed. p Install the USB driver (pages 75 and 84). • Your computer does not properly recognize the p Delete the erroneously recognized device from your computer, device because you connected the camera and then install the USB driver (pages 75 and 80). your computer with the USB cable before you installed the “USB Driver” from the supplied CD-ROM., Troubleshooting Symptom Cause Solution You cannot copy images. • The camera is not correctly connected to your p Connect the camera and your computer correctly using the computer. supplied USB cable (page 78). • You are not using the correct copy procedure for p Follow the designated copy procedure for your OS (pages 79 your OS. and 85). — p If you use the “Image Transfer” software, see page 79. — p If you are using the “ImageMixer Ver. 1.5 for Sony” application software, click on HELP. After making a USB — p Select [Launch Image Transfer automatically when your connection, “Image camera, etc., is connected.] at [Basic] setting (page 80). Transfer” does not — p Make a USB connection when the computer is turned on automatically start. (page 78). The image cannot be — p If you are using the “ImageMixer Ver. 1.5 for Sony” application played back on a software, click on HELP. computer. — p Consult the computer or software manufacturer. The image and sound are • You are playing back the movie directly from the p Copy the movie to the hard disk of your computer and then play interrupted by noise when “Memory Stick”. back the movie from the hard disk (pages 79 and 85). you view a movie on a computer. You cannot print an — p Check the printer settings. image. — p Click on the HELP for the “ImageMixer Ver. 1.5 for Sony” application software. An error message appears • The computer display is not set correctly. p Set the computer display as follows: when you set the supplied Windows: 800 × 600 dots or more CD-ROM in your High Color (16 bits, 65,000 colors) or more computer. Macintosh: 800 × 600 dots or more 32,000-color or more “Memory Stick” Symptom Cause Solution You cannot insert a • You are inserting it backwards. p Insert it from the right side (page 17). “Memory Stick.”, Symptom Cause Solution You cannot record on a • The write-protect switch on the “Memory Stick” p Set it to the recording position (page 108). “Memory Stick.” is set to the LOCK position. • The “Memory Stick” is full. p Delete unnecessary images (pages 34 and 70). You cannot format a • The write-protect switch on the “Memory Stick” p Set it to the recording position (page 108). “Memory Stick.” is set to the LOCK position. You have formatted a • All the data on the “Memory Stick” are deleted p We recommend that you set the “Memory Stick” write-protect “Memory Stick” by by formatting. You cannot restore them. switch to the LOCK position to prevent accidental erasure mistake. (page 108).

Others

Symptom Cause Solution Your camera does not • You are not using an “InfoLITHIUM” battery p Use an “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack (page 109). work. pack. • The battery level is low. (The E indicator p Charge the battery pack (page 10). appears.) • The AC Adaptor is not connected securely. p Connect it securely to the DC IN jack of your camera and to a wall outlet (wall socket) (page 13). The power is on, but the • The built-in microcomputer is not working p Disconnect, and then, after one minute, reconnect all power camera does not work. properly. sources and turn on the camera. If this does not work, press the RESET button located inside the battery/“Memory Stick” cover with a pointed object, then turn the power on again. (This will clear the date and time settings, etc.) You cannot identify an — p Check the indicator (pages 112 to 114). indicator on the screen. The lens gets fogged. • Moisture condensation has occurred. p Turn off the camera and leave for about an hour at room temperature for the moisture to evaporate before use (page 107). The camera becomes — p This is not a malfunction. warm when you use it for the long time. The lens does not move • The battery pack is discharged. p Replace it with a charged battery pack or use the AC Adaptor when you turn off the (pages 10 and 13). camera., Troubleshooting

Warnings and

messages The following messages may appear on the screen. Message Meaning/Corrective Action No Memory Stick • Insert a “Memory Stick” (page 17). System error • Turn the power off and on again (page 14). Memory Stick error • The inserted “Memory Stick” cannot be used in your camera (page 108). • The “Memory Stick” is damaged, or the terminal section of the “Memory Stick” is dirty. • Insert the “Memory Stick” correctly (page 17). Memory Stick type error • The inserted “Memory Stick” cannot be used in your camera (page 108). Format error • Failed to format the “Memory Stick.” Format the “Memory Stick” again (page 37). Memory Stick locked • The write-protect switch on the “Memory Stick” is set to the LOCK position. Set it to the recording position (page 108). No memory space • The capacity of the “Memory Stick” is insufficient. You cannot record images. Delete unnecessary images (pages 34 and 70). No file in this folder • No images have been recorded in this folder. Folder error • A folder with the same first three digits number already exists in the “Memory Stick.” (For example: 123MSDCF and 123ABCDE) Select other folders, or create a new folder. Cannot create more folders • The folder whose first three digits of the name is “999” exists in the “Memory Stick.” You cannot create any folders. Cannot record • The camera cannot record images in the selected folder. Select a different folder (page 41). File error • An error occurred while playing back the image. File protect • The image is protected against erasure. Release the protection (page 63). 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. Can not divide • The movie is not long enough to be divided. • The file is not a movie (MPEG Movie). Invalid operation • You are playing back a file that was created on equipment other than this camera., Message Meaning/Corrective Action • The battery level is low or zero. Charge the battery pack (page 10). Depending on the conditions of use or the type of battery pack, the indicator may flash even though there are still 5 to 10 minutes of remaining battery time left. • The amount of lights is not sufficient, so you are not holding the camera steady enough. Use the flash, 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, Troubleshooting

Self-diagnosis display

– If a code starting with an alphabet letter appears Your camera has a self-diagnosis display. This function displays the camera condition on the LCD screen with a combination of a letter and four numerical digits. If this occurs, check the following code chart and attempt the corresponding corrective actions. The last two digits (indicated by ss) will differ depending on the state of the camera. C:32:ss Self-diagnosis display Code Cause Countermeasure C:32: ss There is trouble with your • Turn the power off and on again camera’s hardware. (page 14). C:13: ss The camera cannot read or write • Re-insert the “Memory Stick” several data on the “Memory Stick.” times. An unformatted “Memory Stick” • Format the “Memory Stick” (page 37). is inserted. The inserted “Memory Stick” • Insert a new “Memory Stick” (page 17). cannot be used with your camera, or the data is damaged. E:61: ss A camera malfunction that you • Press the RESET button (page 87) located E:91: ss cannot reverse has occurred. inside the battery/“Memory Stick” cover, then turn the power on again. 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 and inform them of the 5-digit code., Additional information E-Mail

Number of images

that can be saved or shooting time The number of images that can be saved and the shooting time differ, depending on the capacity of the “Memory Stick,” the image size, and the image quality. Refer to the following charts when you choose a “Memory Stick.” • The number of images is listed in Fine (Standard) order. • The values for the number of images that can be saved and the shooting time may vary, depending on the shooting conditions. • For normal shooting times and numbers of images that can be saved, see page 20. • When the number of remaining shooting images is greater than 9999, the “>9999” indicator appears on the LCD screen. (Units: images) 16MB 32MB 64MB 128MB MSX-256 MSX-512 MSX-1G 5.0M (DSC- 6 (11) 12 (23) 25 (47) 51 (95) 91 (170) 186 (345) 380 (705) P10/P12) 4.5M(3:2) (DSC-P10/ 6 (11) 12 (23) 25 (47) 51 (95) 91 (170) 186 (345) 380 (705) P12) 3.1M 10 (18) 20 (36) 40 (73) 81 (146) 145 (255) 296 (518) 604 (1058) 2.8M(3:2) 10 (18) 20 (36) 40 (73) 81 (146) 145 (255) 296 (518) 604 (1058) (DSC-P8) 2.0M 16 (29) 32 (59) 65 (119) 131 (239) 230 (420) 468 (854) 956 (1743) (DSC-P8) 1.2M 24 (44) 49 (89) 98 (179) 197 (359) 340 (595) 691 (1210) 1411 (2470) VGA 88 (194) 178 (392) 358 (788) 718 (1580) 1190 (2381) 2420 (4841) 4940 (9881) Voice (Units: images) 16MB 32MB 64MB 128MB MSX-256 MSX-512 MSX-1G 5.0M (DSC- 6 (11) 12 (22) 25 (45) 50 (91) 90 (166) 183(337) 375 (689) P10/P12) 4.5M(3:2) (DSC-P10/ 6 (11) 12 (22) 25 (45) 50 (91) 90 (166) 183(337) 375 (689) P12) 3.1M 9 (17) 19 (34) 39 (69) 79 (138) 142 (246) 290 (500) 592 (1022) 2.8M(3:2) 9 (17) 19 (34) 39 (69) 79 (138) 142 (246) 290 (500) 592 (1022) (DSC-P8) 2.0M 15 (26) 31 (54) 62 (109) 125 (219) 223 (396) 453 (806) 926 (1646) (DSC-P8) 1.2M 22 (38) 45 (78) 91 (157) 183 (316) 324 (549) 660 (1117) 1347 (2280) VGA 69 (121) 140 (245) 281 (492) 564 (987) 1020 (1785) 2074 (3630) 4234 (7410), Additional information Clip Motion (Units: images) 16MB 32MB 64MB 128MB MSX-256 MSX-512 MSX-1G Normal 88 178 358 718 1190 2420 4940 Mobile 486 982 1971 3951 3571 7261 14821 Normal: When 10 frames are shot Mobile: When two frames are shot MPEG Movie (Units: seconds) 16MB 32MB 64MB 128MB MSX-256 MSX-512 MSX-1G 640 (VGA) 42 87 176 354 641 1304 2663 160 (Mail) 673 1363 2740 5494 9935 20203 41239 Multi Burst (Units: images) 16MB 32MB 64MB 128MB MSX-256 MSX-512 MSX-1G 1.2M 24 (46) 50 (93) 101 (187) 202 (376) 357 (649) 726 (1320) 1482 (2694),

Menu items

Menu items that can be modified differ depending on the position of the mode dial. The screen shows only the items you can operate in each specific mode. Factory settings are indicated with x.

When the mode dial is set to

Item Setting Description Mode (REC Mode) Voice – Records an audio file (with a still image) in addition to the JPEG file (page 54). E-Mail – Records a small-size (320×240) JPEG file in addition to the selected image size (page 53). Exp Brktg (DSC-P10/P12 only) – Records three images with the exposure value of each image slightly shifted (page 48). Burst 3 (DSC-P10/P12)/Burst 2 (DSC- – Records three or two images in succession (page 53). P8) xNormal – Records an image using the normal recording mode.

When the mode dial is set to or SCN

Item Setting Description SCN / / / / / / Sets the Scene Selection mode (page 55). (This setting can be made only in SCN mode.) x (EV) +2.0EV / +1.7EV / +1.3EV /+1.0EV / Adjusts the exposure (page 45). +0.7EV / +0.3EV / x0EV / –0.3EV / –0.7EV / –1.0EV / –1.3EV / –1.7EV / –2.0EV 9 (Focus) ∞ / 7.0m / 3.0m / 1.0m / 0.5m / Center AF Chooses the auto focus method (page 42), or sets the focus preset distance / xMulti AF (page 44). (Metering Mode) Spot / xMulti Matches the exposure to the subject you want to shoot (page 47). Set the metering region., Additional information Item Setting Description WB (White Bal) WB / / / / / xAuto Sets the white balance (page 49). ISO 400 / 200 / 100 / xAuto This selects the ISO sensitivity. Selecting a large number augments the brightness when recording in dark locations. However, note that increasing the sensitivity may make recorded images appear coarser. (This setting cannot be made in SCN mode.) (P.Quality) xFine / Standard Records images with fine/standard quality (page 40). Mode (REC Mode) Voice – Records an audio file (with a still image) in addition to the JPEG file (page 54). E-Mail – Records a small-size (320×240) JPEG file in addition to the selected image size (page 53). Exp Brktg (DSC-P10/P12 only) – Records three images with the exposure value of each image slightly shifted (page 48) Burst 3 (DSC-P10/P12)/Burst 2 (DSC- – Records three or two images in succession (page 53). P8) xNormal – Records an image using the normal recording mode. ± (Flash Level) High / xNormal / Low Selects the amount of flash light (page 50). PFX (P.Effect) Solarize / B&W (DSC-P8 only)/ Sepia / Sets the image special effects (page 57). Neg.Art / xOff (Sharpness) + / xNormal / – Adjusts the sharpness of the image. The indicator appears (except when the setting is Normal). (This setting cannot be made in SCN mode.) (Saturation) + / xNormal / – Adjusts the saturation of the image. The indicator appears (except when the setting is Normal.) (This setting can not be made in SCN mode.) (Contrast) + / xNormal / – Adjusts the contrast of the image. The indicator appears (except when the setting is Normal.) (This setting cannot be made in SCN mode.)

When the mode dial is set to (when [Moving Image] is set to [MPEG Movie] in the SET UP settings)

Item Setting Description (EV) +2.0EV / +1.7EV / +1.3EV /+1.0EV / Adjusts the exposure (page 45). +0.7EV / +0.3EV / x0EV / –0.3EV / –0.7EV / –1.0EV / –1.3EV / –1.7EV / –2.0EV 9 (Focus) ∞ / 7.0m / 3.0m / 1.0m / 0.5m / Center Chooses the auto focus method (page 42), or sets the focus preset distance AF / xMulti AF (page 44)., Item Setting Description (Metering Mode) Spot / xMulti Matches the exposure to the subject you want to shoot (page 47). Set the metering region. WB (White Bal) WB / / / / / xAuto Sets the white balance (page 49). PFX (P.Effect) Solarize / B&W (DSC-P8 only)/ Sepia Sets the image special effects (page 57). / Neg.Art /xOff

When the mode dial is set to (when [Moving Image] is set to [Clip Motion] in the SET UP settings)

Item Setting Description (EV) +2.0EV / +1.7EV / +1.3EV /+1.0EV / Adjusts the exposure (page 45). +0.7EV / +0.3EV / x0EV / –0.3EV / –0.7EV / –1.0EV / –1.3EV / –1.7EV / –2.0EV 9 (Focus) ∞ / 7.0m / 3.0m / 1.0m / 0.5m / Center Chooses the auto focus method (page 42), or sets the focus preset distance AF / xMulti AF (page 44). (Metering Mode) Spot / xMulti Matches the exposure to the subject you want to shoot (page 47). Set the metering region. WB (White Bal) WB / / / / / xAuto Sets the white balance (page 49). ± (Flash Level) High / xNormal / Low Selects the amount of flash light (page 50). PFX (P.Effect) Solarize / B&W (DSC-P8 only)/ Sepia Sets the image special effects (page 57). / Neg.Art /xOff

When the mode dial is set to (when [Moving Image] is set to [Multi Burst] in the SET UP settings)

Item Setting Description (EV) +2.0EV / +1.7EV / +1.3EV /+1.0EV / Adjusts the exposure (page 45). +0.7EV / +0.3EV / x0EV / –0.3EV / –0.7EV / –1.0EV / –1.3EV / –1.7EV / –2.0EV 9 (Focus) ∞ / 7.0m / 3.0m / 1.0m / 0.5m / Center Chooses the auto focus method (page 42), or sets the focus preset distance AF / xMulti AF (page 44)., Additional information Item Setting Description (Metering Mode) Spot / xMulti Matches the exposure to the subject you want to shoot (page 47). Set the metering region. WB (White Bal) WB / / / / / xAuto Sets the white balance (page 49). (Interval) 1/7.5 / 1/15 / x1/30 (NTSC) – Selects the Multi Burst shutter interval in NTSC mode. 1/6.3 / 1/12.5 / x1/25 (PAL) – Selects the Multi Burst shutter interval in PAL mode. • The shutter interval settings differ depending on the setting of the [Video Out] item in the SET UP settings (page 106). (P.Quality) xFine / Standard Records images with fine/standard quality (page 40). PFX (P.Effect) Solarize / B&W (DSC-P8 only)/ Sepia Sets the image special effects (page 57). / Neg.Art /xOff

When the mode dial is set to

Item Setting Description Folder OK / Cancel Selects the folder containing the image you want to play back (page 58). Protect — Protects images against accidental erasure (page 63). DPOF — Marks/unmarks the print (DPOF) mark on still images you want to print (page 65). Slide Interval – Sets the slide show interval (page 60). (Only in single-image mode.) x3 sec / 5 sec / 10 sec / 30 sec / 1 min Image – Sets the range of the playback images. xFolder / All Repeat – Plays back images repeatedly. xOn / Off Start – Starts the slide show. Cancel – Cancels the slide show. Resize 5.0M (DSC-P10/P12)/ 3.1M / 2.0M Changes the recorded still image size (page 65). (Only in single-image mode.) (DSC-P8)/ 1.2M / VGA / Cancel Rotate (counter clockwise) / Rotates the still image (page 61). (Only in single-image mode.) (clockwise) / OK / Cancel Divide OK / Cancel Divides a moving image (page 72). (Only in single-image mode.),

SET UP items

Set the mode dial to SET UP. The SET UP screen appears. Factory settings are indicated with x. (Camera 1) (DSC-P10/P12)/ (Camera) (DSC-P8) Item Setting Description Moving Image xMPEG Movie / Clip Motion / Selects the shooting mode (pages 51, 52 and 68). Multi Burst AF Mode xSingle / Monitor / Cont Selects the focus operation mode (page 43). Smart Zoom xOn / Off Selects whether to use the smart zoom (page 23). Date/time Day&Time / Date / xOff Selects whether to insert the date and time into the image (page 29). When shooting movies (MPEG Movie), or images recorded in Clip Motion/Multi Burst modes, the date and time cannot be inserted in the image. Also, the date and time will not be displayed when shooting. The date and time will be displayed when the image is played back. Red Eye Reduction On / xOff Reduces the red-eye phenomenon when using a flash (page 27). AF Illuminator xAuto / Off Selects whether to emit an AF assist light in the dark. Helps when it is hard to focus on the subject under dark lighting (page 27). (Camera 2) (DSC-P10/P12 only) Item Setting Description Bracket Step ±1.0EV / x±0.7EV / ±0.3EV Sets the exposure compensation value when recording three images with each sxposure value shifted (page 48)., Additional information (Memory Stick Tool) Item Setting Description Format OK / Cancel Formats the “Memory Stick.” Note that formatting erases all data on a “Memory Stick,” including even protected images (page 37). File Number xSeries – Assigns numbers to files in sequence even if the “Memory Stick” is changed or the recording folder is changed. Reset – Resets the file numbering and starts from 0001 each time the folder is changed. (When the recording folder contains a file, a number one higher than the largest number is assigned.) Create REC. OK / Cancel Creates a folder for recording images (page 41). Folder Change REC. OK / Cancel Changes a folder for recording images (page 41). Folder (Setup 1) Item Setting Description Power Save On / xOff Selects whether to use the Power Save mode (page 12). Displayed only when you are using the camera with the battery pack. LCD Brightness Bright / xNormal / Selects the LCD brightness. This has no effect on the recorded images. Dark LCD Backlight Bright / Normal / Selects the brightness of the LCD backlight. Selecting [Bright] makes the screen bright and easy xDark 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. xOn – Turns on the beep/shutter sound when you press the control button/ press the shutter button. Off – Turns off the beep/shutter sound. A Language — Displays the menu items, warnings and messages in selected language. Clock Set OK / Cancel Sets the date and time (pages 15 and 39)., (Setup 2) Item Setting Description USB Connect PTP / xNormal Switches the USB mode (page 74). Video 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)., Additional information Cleaning the lens Moisture condensation occurs easily

Precautions Wipe the lens with a soft cloth to remove when:

fingerprints, dust, etc. • The camera is brought from a cold

Do not leave the camera in the location such as a ski slope into a warmly

following places Cleaning the camera surface heated room. • In extremely hot place, such as in a car Clean the camera surface with a soft cloth • The camera is taken from an air- parked in the sun. The camera body may slightly moistened with water, then wipe conditioned room or car interior to the hot become deformed or this may cause a the surface with a dry cloth. Do not use the outdoors, etc. malfunction. following as this may damage the finish or • Under direct sunlight or near a heater. the casing. How to prevent moisture The camera body may become deformed • Thinner condensation or this may cause a malfunction. • Benzine When bringing the camera from a cold • On rocking vibration • Alcohol place to a warm place, seal the camera in a • Near strong magnetic place • Diposable cloth plastic bag and allow it to adapt to • In sandy or dusty places, be careful not to • Volatile insecticide conditions at the new location over a period let sand or dust get into the camera. This • Contact with rubber or vinyl for a long of time (about an hour). may cause the camera to malfunction, and time in some cases this malfunction cannot be If moisture condensation occurs repaired. Note on operating temperature Turn off the camera and wait about an hour Your camera is designed for use between for the moisture to evaporate. Note that if

On cleaning the temperatures of 0°C and 40°C (32° F you attempt to shoot with moisture

Cleaning the LCD screen and 104° F). Shooting in extremely cold or remaining inside the lens, you will be Wipe the screen surface with an LCD hot places that exceed this range is not unable to record clear images. cleaning kit (not supplied) to remove recommended. fingerprints, dust, etc.

On moisture condensation

Cleaning the DC plug If the camera is brought directly from a cold Clean the DC plug of the AC Adaptor with to a warm location, or is placed in a very a dry cotton bud. Do not use the dirty plug. damp room, moisture may condense inside Use of the dirty plug may not properly or outside the camera. This moisture charge the battery pack. condensation may cause a malfunction of the camera.,

On internal rechargeable button Recording/

battery On “Memory Stick” “Memory Stick” type playback with This camera has an internal rechargeable this camera button battery for maintaining the date and “Memory Stick” is a new compact, portable Memory Stick a time and other settings regardless of and versatile IC recording medium with a (Memory Stick Duo) whether the power is on or off. data capacity that exceeds the capacity of a floppy disk. MagicGate Memory This rechargeable button battery is Stick continually charged as long as you are using In addition to exchanging data between a**(MagicGate Memory the camera. However, if you use the camera “Memory Stick” compatible equipment, Stick Duo) for only short periods it discharges you can also use a “Memory Stick” to store Memory Stick PRO a** gradually, and if you do not use the camera data as a type of detachable external at all for about one month it becomes recording media. ** The camera cannot record or play back the data needed by the MagicGate function. completely discharged. In this case, be sure There are two types of “Memory Stick”: an All Memory Stick media operations are not to charge this rechargeable button battery ordinary “Memory Stick” and a necessarily guaranteed. before using the camera. “MagicGate Memory Stick” that is However, even if this rechargeable button equipped with the MagicGate* copyright Notes on using the supplied battery is not charged, you can still use the protection technology. You can use both “Memory Stick” camera as long as you do not record the date types of “Memory Stick” with your camera. • You cannot record or delete images when the and time. However, because your camera does not write-protect switch is set to LOCK. The position or the shape of the write-protect support the MagicGate standards, data switch may differ depending on the “Memory Charging method recorded with your camera is not subject to Stick” you use. Connect the camera to a wall outlet (mains) MagicGate copyright protection. using the AC Adaptor, or install a charged In addition, you can also use “Memory Terminal battery pack, and leave the camera for 24 Stick Duo” or “Memory Stick PRO” with hours or more with the power off. your camera. * MagicGate is copyright protection technology that uses encryption technology. Write-protect switch • “Memory Stick” formatted with a computer is not guaranteed to operate with this camera. Labeling position • Do not remove the “Memory Stick” while reading or writing data., Additional information • Data may be corrupted in the following cases. Notes on using “Memory Stick Duo” – When the “Memory Stick” is removed or the (not supplied) On “InfoLITHIUM” camera is turned off during read or write • When using a “Memory Stick Duo” with your operation battery packcamera, be sure to insert the “Memory Stick – When the “Memory Stick” is used in Duo” into a “Memory Stick Duo” Adaptor. locations subject to static electricity or • When inserting a “Memory Stick Duo” into a electrical noise “Memory Stick Duo” Adaptor, check to make • We recommend backing up important data. sure the “Memory Stick Duo” is inserted facing • Do not attach any other material than the What is the “InfoLITHIUM” the correct direction. supplied label on the labeling position. battery pack?• When using a “Memory Stick Duo” inserted • Attach the label in the prescribed label location, into a “Memory Stick Duo” Adaptor with this The “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack is a taking care that the label does not extend from camera, make sure that the “Memory Stick lithium-ion battery pack that has functions this location. Duo” is inserted facing the correct direction. for communicating information related to • When you carry or store the “Memory Stick,” Note that improper use may damage the put it in the case supplied with it. operating conditions between your camera equipment. • Do not touch the terminal of a “Memory Stick” and the AC Adaptor.• Do not insert a “Memory Stick Duo” without a with your hand or a metal object. “Memory Stick Duo” Adaptor into “Memory The “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack • Do not strike, bend or drop a “Memory Stick.” Stick” compatible equipment, as this may cause calculates the power consumption • Do not disassemble or modify a “Memory equipment trouble. according to the operating conditions of Stick.” your camera, and displays the remaining • Do not expose the “Memory Stick” to water. • Do not use or keep the “Memory Stick” under Note on using “Memory Stick PRO” battery time in minutes. the following conditions: (not supplied) – High temperature locations such as the hot “Memory Stick PRO” with a capacity up to 1GB Charging the battery pack interior of a car parked in direct sunlight can be used with this camera. We recommend charging the battery pack – Locations exposed to direct sunlight – Humid locations or locations with corrosive in an ambient temperature of between 10°C substances to 30°C (50° F to 86° F). You may not be able to efficiently charge the battery pack outside of this temperature range.,

Effective use of the battery pack How to store the battery pack

• Battery performance decreases in low- • Even if the battery pack will not be used Specifications temperature surroundings. So, the time that for a long time, fully charge it and use it the battery pack can be used is shorter in up once per year. Remove the battery x Camera cold places. We recommend the following pack from your camera, then store it in a [System] to ensure longer battery pack use: dry, cool place. This is to maintain the Image device – Put the battery pack in a pocket close to battery pack’s functions. DSC-P10/P12 your body to warm it up, and insert it in • To use the battery pack up on your 9.04 mm (1/1.8 type) color CCDPrimary color filter your camera immediately before you camera, leave the POWER button to on in DSC-P8 start shooting. slide show playback mode (page 60) until 6.67 mm (1/2.7 type) color CCD • Frequently operating the zoom or flash the power goes off. Primary color filter Total pixels number of camera wears out the battery charge faster. DSC-P10/P12 • We recommend having spare battery Battery life Approx. 5 250 000 pixels packs handy for two or three times the DSC-P8• The battery life is limited. Battery Approx. 3 340 000 pixels expected shooting time, and making trial capacity decreases little by little as you Effective pixels number of camera shots before taking the actual shots. use it more and more, and as time passes. DSC-P10/P12 • Do not expose the battery pack to water. When the battery operating time is Approx. 5 090 000 pixels The battery pack is not water-resistant. DSC-P8shortened considerably, a probable cause Approx. 3 210 000 pixels is that the battery pack has reached the Lens DSC-P10/P12

Remaining battery time indicator end of its life. Buy a new battery pack. 3× zoom lens

The power may go off although the battery • The battery life varies according to how it f = 7.9 – 23.7 mm (5/16 – 15/16 inches) (38 – 114 mm remaining indicator shows there is enough is stored and the operating conditions and (1 1/2 – 4 1/2 inches) when converted power to operate. Use the battery pack up environment for each battery pack. to a 35 mm still camera) and charge the battery pack fully again so F2.8 – 5.2 DSC-P8 that the indication on the battery remaining 3× zoom lens indicator is correct. Note, however, that the f = 6.0 – 18.0 mm (1/4 – correct battery indication sometimes will 23/32 inches) (39 – 117 mm (1 9/16 – 4 5/8 inches) when not be restored if the camera is used in high converted to a 35 mm still camera) temperatures for a long time or left in a fully F2.8 – 5.2 charged state, or the battery pack is Exposure control frequently used. Automatic exposure, Scene selection (7 modes), Additional information White balance [General] Storage temperature Flash, Automatic, Daylight, Cloudy, –20°C to +60°C (–4°F to +140°F) Fluorescent, Incandescent Used battery pack NP-FC11 Dimensions Data format (DCF compliant) Approx. 48×29×81 mm Still images: Exif Ver. 2.2 JPEG Power requirements (1 15/16×1 3/16×3 1/4 inches) compliant, GIF (for Clip Motion), 3.6 V (W/H/D) DPOF compatible Power consumption (during shooting) Mass Approx. 130 g (5 oz) Audio with still image: DSC-P10/P12 MPEG1 compliant (Monaural) 1.6 W Moving images: DSC-P8 x NP-FC11 battery pack MPEG1 compliant (Monaural) 1.5 W Used battery Recording media Operating temperature Lithium-ion battery “Memory Stick” 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F) Maximum voltage Flash Recommended distance (ISO set to Storage temperature DC 4.2 V Auto): –20°C to +60°C (–4°F to +140°F) Nominal voltage DSC-P10/P12 Dimensions DC 3.6 V 0.5 m to 3.5 m (19 3/4 inches to 108×51.5×35.1 mm Capacity 2.8 Wh (780 mAh) 11 feet 5 3/16 inches) (W) (4 3/8×2 1/8×1 7/16 inches) 0.6 m to 2.5 m (23 5/8 inches to 8 feet (W/H/D, excluding maximum 2 7/16 inches) (T) protrusions) Accessories DSC-P8 Mass Approx. 200 g (7 oz) (including • NP-FC11 battery pack (DSC-P12: 2, DSC-P8/ 0.5 m to 3.5 m (19 3/4 inches to battery pack NP-FC11, “Memory P10: 1) 11 feet 5 3/16 inches) (W) Stick” and wrist strap) • AC-LS5 AC Adaptor 0.5 m to 2.5 m (19 3/4 inches to 8 feet Built-in microphone 2 7/16 inches) (T) • Power cord (mains lead)Electret condenser microphone Built-in speaker • A/V connecting cable [Output connectors] Dynamic speaker • USB cable A/V OUT (MONO) (Monaural) Exif Print Compatible • Wrist strap Minijack PRINT image matching II Compatible • “Memory Stick” (DSC-P10/P12: 32MB, DSC- Video: 1 Vp-p, 75 Ω, unbalanced, P8: 16 MB) sync negative • CD-ROM (USB driver SPVD-010) Audio: 327 mV (at a 47 kΩ load) x AC-LS5 AC Adaptor Output impedance 2.2 kΩ Rated input voltage • Operating instructions USB jack mini-B 100 to 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz, 11 W, • Soft carrying case (DSC-P12 only) 0.16 to 0.09 A Design and specifications are subject to change [LCD screen] Rated output voltage DC 4.2 V, 1.5 A in operating mode without notice. Used LCD panel Operating temperature 3.8 cm (1.5 type) TFT drive 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F) Total number of dots 123 200 (560×220) dots,

The LCD screen When shooting still images

5 60min 7 SOLARIZE 8 + q; qa qs A Image size indicator (18) B Recording mode indicator (48, 53-54) C AE/AF lock indicator (21) D Battery remaining indicator (11) E White balance indicator (49)/ Mode dial indicator/ Flash mode indicator (26)/ Red-eye reduction indicator (27) F ISO number indicator (101)/ Date/time indicator (29) N Recording folder indicator (40) O Remaining number of recordable images indicator (20) P Remaining “Memory Stick” capacity indicator Q Macro indicator (24)/AF mode qd indicator (43)/Multi AF /Center qf AF indicator (42)/Focus preset value (44) qg R Self-diagnosis display (97)/ qh EV level indicator (45) VGA 101 3:2 S Aperture value indicatorqj S AF T NR slow shutter indicator (56)/ C:32:00 qk Shutter speed indicator F2.8 125 ql U Self-timer indicator (25) V Vibration warning indicator (96) w; W Menu/Guide menu (39) wa WB ISO • Pressing MENU switches the menu on/off. ws wd G Picture effect indicator (57)/ AF illuminator indicator (27) H Sharpness indicator (101)/ Saturation indicator (101)/ Contrast indicator (101) I Low battery warning indicator (96) J Histogram indicator (46) K AF range finder (42) Page numbers in parentheses indicate the L Spot metering cross hair (47) location of additional important M Image quality indicator (19, 40) information., Additional information

When shooting movies

60min 640 3 STBY 00:00:00 [00:28:25] q; qa 4 SOLARIZE C:32:00 5 + qs qd qf WB PFX qg A Recording mode indicator (68) I Recording folder indicator (40) B Battery remaining indicator (11) J Remaining “Memory Stick” C White balance indicator (49) capacity indicator D Picture effect indicator (57) K Multi AF /Center AF E Spot metering cross hair (47) indicator (42)/Focus preset value F AF range indicator (42) (44) G Image size indicator (68) L Self-diagnosis display (97)/ H Recording time [maximum EV level indicator (45) recordable time] indicator (99) M Macro indicator (24) N Self-timer indicator (25) O Menu/Guide menu (39) • Pressing MENU switches the menu on/off. Page numbers in parentheses indicate the location of additional important information.,

When playing back still images When playing back moving

1 7 images qj 60min 640 qkqd 3 101 12/12 8 ql 9 qf4 x1.3 60min 160 w; 0 qg VOL. 101 8/8 00:00:12 5 qa wa BACK/NEXT VOLUME qs ws A Image size indicator (18) B Recording mode indicator qh(48, 53- 54) Folder Protect DPOF Slide wdOK C Protect indicator (63)/ M Image size indicator (69) Print (DPOF) mark indicator (65)/ N Recording mode indicator (69) Volume indicator (54) O Volume indicator (69)/Playback D Zoom indicator/Jog playback indicator (69) indicator (59) P Playback bar (69) E Histogram indicator (46) Q Change folder indicator (58) F Folder-file name (82) R Playback folder indicator (58) G Playback folder indicator (58) S Image number/Number of H Remaining “Memory Stick” images recorded in selected capacity indicator folder I Number of images recorded in T Remaining “Memory Stick” selected folder capacity indicator J Image number U Counter (69) K Change folder indicator (58) V Playback image (69) L Recording date/time of the W Menu/Guide menu (39) playback image (15)/Menu/Guide Page numbers in parentheses indicate the menu (39) location of additional important information.,

Index

Index

C F Index CD-ROM ... 74 File

Charging file names ... 83

A battery pack ... 10, 109 image file storage destinations ... 82

AC Adaptor ...10, 13 charging time ... 11 Finder ... 28 Access lamp ...17 Cleaning ... 107 Flash AE/AF lock ...44 Clip Motion ... 51 Daylight synchro ... 26 AE/AF lock indicator ...21 Clock Set ... 15 Flash Level ... 50, 101, 102 AE/AF lock lamp ...9 Computer Red Eye Reduction ... 27, 104 AF illuminator ...8, 27, 104 copying images ... 79, 85 selecting a flash mode ... 26 AF Mode ...43 Image Transfer ... 76 Focusing AF range finder frame ...42 ImageMixer ... 77 AF lock ... 44 Auto adjustment mode ...21 USB cable ... 78 auto focus method ... 42 Auto Focus ...22, 42 USB driver ... 75 focus preset ... 44 Auto power-off function ...14 Contrast ... 101 shooting (using auto adjustment mode) ... 21 A/V connecting cable ...32 Control button ... 9, 14, 39 Folder Copying images ... 79, 85 changing the recording folder ... 41 creating a new folder ... 41

B D playback folder ... 58

Battery pack DC plug ... 10, 13 recording folder ... 41battery life ...12, 110 charging ...10, 109 Deleting images ... 34, 70 Format ... 37 charging time ...11 Divide ... 72 remaining indicator ...11, 110 DPOF ... 65

G

Beep/shutter sound ...105 GIF ... 51, 83 Brightness E image ...45 Editing still images H LCD screen ...105 Print (DPOF) mark ... 65 Histogram ... 46 Burst ...53 Protect ... 63 Resize ... 65 E-Mail ... 53 Enlarging an image ... 59 EV adjustment ... 45 Exposure bracket ... 48 External power source ... 13,

I Metering mode Q

Image multi-pattern metering ... 47 Quick Review ... 23 copying images to your computer .. 79, 80, 85 spot metering ... 47 file names ... 83 Mode dial ... 15, 22 R image file storage destinations ... 82 Moisture condensation ... 107 Red Eye Reduction ... 27, 104 image quality ... 19, 40 Movie RESET button ... 87 image size ... 18, 19, 98 cutting movies ... 72 Resize ... 65 Image Transfer ... 79 deleting images ... 70 Rotate ... 61 ImageMixer ... 77 number of images that can be saved or Index screen ... 30 shooting time ... 12, 98 “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack ... 109 shooting images ... 68 S Installation viewing images on the LCD screen ... 69 Saturation ... 101 Image Transfer ... 76 viewing images on your computer ... 81, 85 Scene Selection ImageMixer ... 77 MPEG ... 83 Beach mode ... 55 USB driver ... 75 MPEG Movie ... 68 Fireworks mode ... 55 ISO ... 101 Multi Burst ... 52 High-speed shutter mode ... 55 Landscape mode ... 55

J N Snow mode ... 55

Twilight mode ... 56 Jog playback ... 62 NR slow shutter ... 56 Twilight portrait mode ... 56 JPEG ... 83 NTSC system ... 33, 106 Self-diagnosis display ... 97 Self-timer ... 25

L P Setting

LCD screen PAL system ... 33, 106 date and time ... 15 brightness ... 105 Picture effect ... 57 image size ... 18, 19, 98 on/off ... 28 Power menu items ... 39, 100 screen display ... 112, 113, 114 AC Adaptor ... 13 SET UP items ... 39, 104 battery pack ... 10 Sharpness ... 101

M on/off ... 14 Shooting mode

Power Save ... 12, 105 Memory Stick auto adjustment mode ... 21 Precautions ... 107 formatting a “Memory Stick” ... 37 Burst ... 53 Print (DPOF) mark ... 65 inserting a “Memory Stick” ... 17 Clip Motion ... 51 Programmed mode ... 22 number of shooting images/time ... 20, 98 E-Mail ... 53 Protect ... 63 Menu settings ... 39, 100, Index movie ...68 U Multi Burst ...52 USB ... 74, 79, 85 Voice ...54 USB connection ... 78 Slide show ...60 Using your camera abroad ... 13 Spot ...47 Still image shooting V auto adjustment mode ...42 Video CD ... 85 EV adjustment ...45 Viewing images on the LCD screen ... 30, 69 image size ...18, 19 Viewing images on your computer ... 81 metering mode ...47 Voice ... 54 number of images that can be saved or shooting time ...12, 98 picture effect ...57 W smart zoom ...23 Warnings and notice messages ... 95 superimposing the date and time ...29 White Balance ... 49 using auto adjustment mode ...21 using the flash ...26 Z using the self-timer ...25 Zoom White Balance ...49 playback zoom ... 59 Still image viewing using the smart zoom ... 23 delete ...34 index screen ...31 playback zoom ...59 rotate ...61 single image screen ...30 slide show ...60 viewing images on a TV screen ...32 viewing images on the LCD screen ...30 viewing images on your computer ...81 Superimposing the date and time ...29

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Trimming ...60 TV color system ...32, Printed on 100% recycled paper using VOC (Volatile Organic Compound)-free vegetable oil based ink. Additional information on this product and answers to frequent asked questions can be found at our Customer Support Website. Sony Corporation Printed in Japan,

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