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DSC-P41/P43 SERVICE MANUAL LEVEL 1 DSC-P41 Ver 1.0 2004.04 US Model Revision History DSC-P43 Hong Kong Model Tourist Model Japanese Model DSC-P41/P43 Canadian Model AEP Model UK Model E Model Australian Model Chinese Model Korea Model Argentine Model Brazilian Model Photo: DSC-P43 Link SPECIFICATIONS SELF DIAGNOSIS FUNCTION ORNAMENTAL PARTS • INSTRUCTION MANUAL is shown at the end of this document. DIGITAL STILL CAMERA DSC-P41/P43 SPECIFICATIONS xCamera [LCD screen] xBC-CS2A/CS2B Ni-MH battery [System] LCD panel used charger (supplied with the DSC- Image device 6.85 mm (1/2.7 type) color 3.8 c...
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DSC-P41/P43 SERVICE MANUAL LEVEL 1 DSC-P41

Ver 1.0 2004.04 US Model Revision History DSC-P43 Hong Kong Model Tourist Model Japanese Model

DSC-P41/P43

Canadian Model AEP Model UK Model E Model Australian Model Chinese Model Korea Model Argentine Model Brazilian Model Photo: DSC-P43 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-P41/P43 SPECIFICATIONS

xCamera [LCD screen] xBC-CS2A/CS2B Ni-MH battery [System] LCD panel used charger (supplied with the DSC- Image device 6.85 mm (1/2.7 type) color 3.8 cm (1.5 type) TFT drive P43) CCD Total number of dots Power requirements Primary color filter 67 200 (280×240) dots AC 100 to 240V 50/60Hz Total pixels number of camera3WApprox. 4 231 000 pixels [Power, general] Output voltage Effective pixels number of camera Power AA nickel hydride batteries (2) AA : DC 1.4 V 400 mA × 2 Approx. 4 065 000 pixels 2.4 V AAA : DC 1.4 V 160 mA × 2 Lens Fixed focal length lens AA alkaline batteries (2) Operating temperature range f=5.0 mm 3.0 V 0° to +40°C (32° to +104°F) (35 mm camera conversion: 33 mm) AC-LS5 AC Adaptor Storage temperature range F2.8 (not supplied), 4.2 V –20° to +60°C (–4° to +140°F) Exposure control Power consumption (during shooting with LCD Dimensions 71 × 30 × 91 mm Automatic, Twilight, Twilight screen on) (2 7/ × 1 3/ × 3 5/ inches) (W/H/ portrait, Candle, Landscape, Beach, 1.3W816 8 Soft snap D)Operating temperature range White balance 0° to +40°C (32° to +104°F) Mass Approx. 90 g (3 oz) Automatic, Daylight, Cloudy, (When using alkaline batteries: 5° to Fluorescent, Incandescent +40°C (41° to +104°F)) xAC-LS5 AC Adaptor (not supplied) File format (DCF compliant) Storage temperature range Input rating AC 100 to 240 V, 50/60 Hz Still images: Exif Ver. 2.2, JPEG –20° to +60°C (–4° to +140°F) 11 W, 0.16 to 0.09 A compliant, DPOF compatible Dimensions 101.2 × 53.7 × 35.6 mm Output rating DC 4.2 V, 1.5 A Movies: MPEG1 compliant (4 × 2 1/ × 1 78 /16 inches)(Monaural) Operating temperature range (W/H/D, protruding portions not 0° to +40°C (32° to +104°F) Recording medium included) “Memory Stick” Storage temperature range Mass Approx. 195 g (0.4 lb 6.9 oz) (two –20° to +60°C (–4° to +140°F) Flash Recommended distance (when ISO batteries “Memory Stick,” wrist sensitivity is set to Auto) Dimensions Approx. 48 × 29 × 81 mm (1 15/ × 7 strap, and so on included) 3 1 0.2 to 3.5 m (7 / inches to 1 /16 × 3 /4 inches) (W/H/D, 8 11 feet 5 7/ inches) Microphone Electret condenser microphone protruding portions not included)8 Speaker Dynamic speaker Mass Approx. 130 g (5 oz) [Input and output connectors] Exif Print Compatible Accessories A/V OUT (MONO) jack (Monaural) (DSC-P43 PRINT Image Matching II only) Compatible • HR6 (size AA) Ni-MH batteries (2) (DSC-P43 Minijack only)PictBridge Compatible Video: 1 Vp-p, 75 Ω, unbalanced, • R6 (size AA) alkaline batteries (2) (DSC-P41 sync negative only) Audio: 327 mV (at a 47 kΩ load) • Battery case (1) Output impedance 2.2 kΩ • BC-CS2A/CS2B Ni-MH Battery charger (1) USB jack mini-B (DSC-P43 only) USB communication • Power cord (mains lead) (1) (DSC-P43 only) Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0 compliant) • USB cable (1) • A/V connecting cable (1) (DSC-P43 only) • Wrist strap (1) • “Memory Stick” (16MB) (1) • CD-ROM (USB driver: SPVD-012) (1) • Operating Instructions (1) See page 6. Design and specifications are subject to change without notice. — 2 —,

DSC-P41/P43

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. — 3 —,

DSC-P41/P43 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 When failed in the focus and zoom E:61:ss Checking of lens drive circuit. initialization. Checking of flash unit or replacement Abnormality when flash is being E:91:ss of flash unit. charged. — Insert batteries correctly. Batteries are not inserted correctly. E:92:ss Batteries were installed or removed when Turn the power off and on again. using the AC adaptor. — 4 —,

DSC-P41/P43

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 AR : Argentine model CH : Chinese model J : Japanese model marque 0 sont critiquens pour la AUS: Australian model CND: Canadian model JE : Tourist model sécurité. BR : Brazilian model HK : Hong Kong model KR : Korean model Ne les remplacer que par une pièceportant le numéro spécifié. 1. ORNAMENTAL PARTS JK cover 3-090-789-11 (P43) 3-090-789-21 (P41) — 5 —,

DSC-P41/P43 Checking supplied accessories.

R6 (size AA) alkaline batteries (2) Battery case (1) Battery charger (BC-CS2) (1) Power cord (1) (P41 only) 3-074-757-01 (P43 only) (P43 only) HR6 (size AA) Ni-MH batteries (2) 0 1-477-814-11 (CND, JE, J) 0 1-769-608-11 (AEP, E) (P43 only) 0 1-477-814-21 0 1-776-985-11 (KR) (not supplied) (AEP, UK, E, HK, AR, AUS) 0 1-782-476-13 (CH) 0 1-477-814-31 (CH, KR) 0 1-783-374-11 (UK, HK) 0 1-783-952-21 (AR) 0 1-790-107-22 (CND) 0 1-790-732-12 (JE, J) 0 1-827-945-11 (AUS) USB cable (1) A/V connecting cable (1) Wrist strap (1) 1-827-038-11 (P43 only) 3-089-555-01 1-824-111-11

Other accessories

3-091-349-01 MANUAL, INSTRUCTION (for BASIC) (JAPANESE) (J) 3-091-349-11 MANUAL, INSTRUCTION (ENGLISH) "Memory Stick" (16MB) (1) CD-ROM (US, CND, AEP, UK, E, HK, AUS, CH, JE) (not supplied) (SPVD-012 USB driver) (1) 3-091-349-21 MANUAL, INSTRUCTION (FRENCH, ITALIAN) (CND, AEP) 3-091-338-01 (US, J) 3-091-349-31 MANUAL, INSTRUCTION (SPANISH, PORTUGUESE) 3-091-339-01 (AEP, E, AR, JE) (EXCEPT US, J) 3-091-349-41 MANUAL, INSTRUCTION (GERMAN, DUTCH) (AEP) 3-091-349-51 MANUAL, INSTRUCTION (TRADITIONAL CHINESE, SIMPLIFIED CHINESE) (E, HK, CH, JE) 3-091-349-61 MANUAL, INSTRUCTION (RUSSIAN, SWEDISH) (AEP) 3-091-349-71 MANUAL, INSTRUCTION (ARABIC, PERSIAN) (E) 3-091-349-81 MANUAL, INSTRUCTION (KOREAN) (KR, JE) Conversion Adaptor (1) 3-091-349-91 MANUAL, INSTRUCTION (POLISH, CZECH) (AEP) (P43 only) 0 1-569-007-11 (E) 3-091-350-11 MANUAL, INSTRUCTION (HUNGARIAN, SLOVAK) (AEP) 0 1-573-856-12 (JE) 3-091-351-01 MANUAL, INSTRUCTION (for APPLICATION) (J) 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. 2004D0500-1 9-876-743-41 Sony EMCS Co. ©2004.4 — 6 — Published by DI Technical Support Section, 3-091-349-11(1) Getting started_ Shooting still images_

Digital Still Camera Viewing still images _ Operating Instructions Deleting still images _

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

Owner’s Record

Advanced still image shooting _ The model and serial numbers are located on the bottom. Record the serial number in the space provided below. Refer to these numbers whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product. Advanced still image viewing _ Model No. DSC-P41/P43 Still image editing _ Serial No. Still image printing _ (PictBridge printer) Enjoying movies _ Enjoying images on your computer _ Troubleshooting _

DSC-P41/P43 Additional information_

Index _ © 2004 Sony Corporation,

WARNING If you have any questions about this product, Note:you may call: This equipment has been tested and found to

To prevent fire or shock hazard, do Sony Customer Information Services Center comply with the limits for a Class B digital not expose the unit to rain or 1-800-222-SONY (7669) device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. moisture. These limits are designed to provide The number below is for the FCC related reasonable protection against harmful matters only. interference in a residential installation. This

For the Customers in the U.S.A. equipment generates, uses, and can radiate

Regulatory Information radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions,

Declaration of Conformity may cause harmful interference to radio

Trade Name: SONY communications. However, there is no Model No.: DSC-P41, DSC-P43 guarantee that interference will not occur in a Responsible Party:Sony Electronics Inc. particular installation. If this equipment does Address: 16450 W. Bernardo Dr, cause harmful interference to radio or San Diego, CA 92127 television reception, which can be determined U.S.A. by turning the equipment off and on, the user Telephone No.: 858-942-2230 is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures: This device complies with Part 15 of the —Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna. This symbol is intended to FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the —Increase the separation between the alert the user to the presence following two conditions: (1) This device equipment and receiver. of uninsulated “dangerous may not cause harmful interference, and (2) —Connect the equipment into an outlet on a voltage” within the product’s this device must accept any interference circuit different from that to which the enclosure that may be of received, including interference that may receiver is connected. sufficient magnitude to cause undesired operation. —Consult the dealer or an experienced constitute a risk of electric radio/TV technician for help. shock to persons. CAUTION The supplied interface cable must be used This symbol is intended to You are cautioned that any changes or with the equipment in order to comply with alert the user to the presence modifications not expressly approved in this the limits for a digital device pursuant to of important operating and manual could void your authority to operate Subpart B of Part 15 of FCC Rules. maintenance (servicing) this equipment. instructions in the literature accompanying the appliance.,

For the Customers in the U.S.A. If the plug supplied with this equipment has a detachable fuse cover, be sure to attach the “Memory Stick”

and Canada (DSC-P43 only) fuse cover after you change the fuse. Never use the plug without the fuse cover. If you

RECYCLING NICKEL METAL should lose the fuse cover, please contact your HYDRIDE BATTERIES nearest Sony service station.

Nickel Metal Hydride batteries N50 are recyclable. You can help preserve our For the Customers in Europe environment by returning your used rechargeable batteries to This product has been tested and found the collection and recycling location nearest compliant with the limits sets out in the EMC you. Directive for using connection cables shorter

For the Customers in the U.S.A.

than 3 meters (9.8 feet). and Canada THIS CLASS B DIGITAL DEVICE For more information regarding recycling of Attention COMPLIES WITH PART 15 OF THE FCC rechargeable batteries, call toll free The electromagnetic fields at the specific RULES AND THE CANADIAN ICES-003 1-800-822-8837, or frequencies may influence the picture and OPERATION IS SUBJECT TO THE visit http://www.rbrc.org/ sound of this digital camera. FOLLOWING TWO CONDITIONS: Caution: Do not handle damaged or leaking Notice (1) THIS DEVICE MAY NOT CAUSE Nickel Metal Hydride batteries. HARMFUL INTERFERENCE, AND (2) If static electricity or electromagnetism causes THIS DEVICE MUST ACCEPT ANY data transfer to discontinue midway (fail),

Notice for the customers in the INTERFERENCE RECEIVED, restart the application or disconnect and INCLUDING INTERFERENCE THAT MAY United Kingdom connect the USB cable again. CAUSE UNDESIRED OPERATION.

A moulded plug complying with BS 1363 is Certain countries or regions may regulate fitted to this equipment for your safety and disposal of the battery used to power this convenience. product. Please consult with your local Should the fuse in the plug supplied need to be authority. replaced, a fuse of the same rating as the supplied one and approved by ASTA or BSI to BS 1362, (i.e., marked with or mark) must be used.,

Read this first

Trial recording Do not shake or strike the camera Do not get the camera wet Before you record one-time events, you may In addition to malfunctions and inability to When taking pictures outdoors in the rain or want to make a trial recording to make sure record images, this may render the “Memory under similar conditions, be careful not to get that the camera is working correctly. Stick” unusable or image data breakdown, the camera wet. If water gets inside of the damage or loss may occur. camera, it may cause the camera to No compensation for contents of the malfunction, sometimes beyond repair. If recording LCD screen, LCD finder (only models moisture condensation occurs, see page 111 and follow the instructions on how to remove Contents of the recording cannot be with an LCD finder) and lens it before using the camera. compensated for if recording or playback is • The LCD screen and the LCD finder are not possible due to a malfunction of your manufactured using extremely high- Do not expose the camera to sand or camera or recording medium, etc. precision technology so over 99.99% of the dust pixels are operational for effective use. Back up recommendation Using the camera in sandy or dusty locations However, there may be some tiny black To avoid the potential risk of data loss, always may cause a malfunction.points and/or bright points (white, red, blue copy (back up) data to a disk. or green in color) that constantly appear on Do not aim the camera at the sun or the LCD screen and the LCD finder. These other bright light Notes on image data compatibility points are normal in the manufacturing This may cause irrecoverable damage to your • This camera conforms with the Design rule process and do not affect the recording in eyes or the malfunction of your camera. for Camera File system universal standard any way. established by the JEITA (Japan Electronics • Be careful when placing the camera near a Note on locations where you can and Information Technology Industries window or outdoors. Exposing the LCD use the camera Association). screen, the finder or the lens to direct Do not use the camera near a location that • Playback of images recorded with your sunlight for long periods may cause generates strong radio waves or emits camera on other equipment and playback of malfunctions. radiation. The camera may not be able to images recorded or edited with other • Do not press the LCD screen hardly. The record or play back properly. equipment on your camera are not screen may be uneven and that may cause a guaranteed. malfunction. • The pictures used in this manualImages may be trailed on the LCD screen in The photographs used as examples of pictures Precaution on copyright a cold location. This is not a malfunction. in this manual are reproduced images, and are Television programs, films, video tapes, and Remove dirt from the surface of the not actual images shot using this camera. other materials may be copyrighted. flash Unauthorized recording of such materials may If the dirt changes color or sticks to the be contrary to the provision of the copyright surface of the flash due to the heat of the flash, laws. sufficient light may not be emitted., The illustrations and screen status Trademarks used in manual • is a trademark of Sony The illustrations and screen status used in this Corporation. manual are of the DSC-P43 unless noted • “Memory Stick,” , “Memory Stick otherwise. PRO,” , “Memory Stick Duo,” , “Memory Stick PRO Duo,” , “MagicGate,” are trademarks of Sony Corporation. • Picture Package is a trademark of Sony Corporation. • Microsoft, Windows, Windows Media, and DirectX are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. • Macintosh, Mac OS, QuickTime, iMac, iBook, PowerBook, Power Mac and eMac, are trademarks or registered trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc. • Macromedia and Flash are trademarks or registered trademarks of Macromedia, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. • Intel, MMX, and Pentium are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation. • In addition, system and product names used in this manual are, in general, trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective developers or manufacturers. However, the ™ or ® marks are not used in all cases in this manual.,

Table of contents

Read this first ... 4 Inserting the date and time on a still

Advanced still image

Identifying the parts ... 8 image... 32 Shooting according to scene conditions shooting

Getting started ... 34 Choosing an auto focus method ...49

Choosing a focus range finder frame Preparing batteries ... 10 Viewing still images – AF range finder...49 On handling of batteries... 10 Choosing a focus operation Charging the batteries Viewing images on the LCD screen of – AF Mode...50 (DSC-P43 only)... 11 your camera... 37 Setting the distance to the subject Inserting the batteries... 12 Viewing images on a TV screen – Focus preset ...51 Using the AC Adaptor ... 15 (DSC-P43 only) ... 39 Adjusting the exposure Using your camera abroad ... 16 – EV adjustment ...52 Turning your camera on/off ... 16 Deleting still images Selecting the metering mode...54 How to use the control button... 17 Setting the date and time... 17 Deleting images ... 41 Adjusting color tones – White Balance...55 Formatting a “Memory Stick” ... 43 Adjusting the flash level – Flash Level...56 Shooting images in succession...56

Shooting still images Before advanced operations Shooting in Multi Burst mode

Inserting and removing a – Multi Burst...57 “Memory Stick ... 20 How to setup and operate your camera .. 45 Shooting with special effects Setting the still image size ... 21 Changing menu settings ... 45 – Picture Effect ...58 Image size and quality ... 22 Changing items on the Setup screen .. 46 Basic still image shooting Deciding the still image quality... 46 Advanced still image viewing – Using auto mode... 24 Creating or selecting a folder ... 47 Checking the last image shot Creating a new folder ... 47 Selecting the folder and playing back – Quick Review ... 26 Selecting the recording folder ... 48 images – Folder ...59 Enlarging a portion of a still image Using the zoom feature... 27 – Playback zoom...60 Using the self-timer ... 28 Playing back successive images Selecting a flash mode... 29 – Slide show ...61 Shooting images with the finder ... 31 Rotating still images – Rotate ...62, Playing back images shot in Multi Burst Enjoying images on your Additional information mode ...62 Playing back continuously ...63 computer The number of images that can be saved/ Playing back frame by frame ...63 Copying images to your computer shooting time...105 – For Windows users... 79 Menu items ...106

Still image editing Installing the USB driver... 80 Setup items ...109

Connecting the camera to your Precautions ...111 Protecting images – Protect...64 computer... 81 The “Memory Stick” ...112 Changing image size – Resize...65 Copying images ... 82 The batteries ...113 Choosing images to print Viewing the images on your The battery charger (DSC-P43 only) ...114 – Print (DPOF) mark ...66 computer... 84 Specifications ...114 Image file storage destinations and file The LCD screen ...116

Still image printing names... 84

(PictBridge printer) Viewing an image previously copied to a Index computer... 86 Connecting to a PictBridge compliant Index...120 Installing “Picture Package”... 86 printer...68 Copying images using “Picture Package” Printing images...69 ... 88 Printing index-images ...71 Using “Picture Package” ... 89

Enjoying movies Copying images to your computer

– For Macintosh users ... 90 Shooting movies...74 Using “ImageMixer VCD2”... 91 Viewing movies on the LCD screen ...75 Deleting movies ...76 Troubleshooting Cutting movies ...77 Troubleshooting... 93 Warnings and messages... 102 Self-diagnosis display – If a code starting with an alphabet letter appears ... 104,

Identifying the parts

See the pages in parentheses for details of operation. A POWER lamp (16) B POWER button (16) C Shutter button (24) D Flash (29) E Speaker (bottom surface) F Finder window G Self-timer lamp (28)/ AF illuminator (31, 109) H Lens I Microphone J Tripod receptacle (bottom surface) • Use a tripod with a screw length of less than 5.5 mm (7/32 inch). You will be unable to firmly secure the camera to tripods having longer screws, and may damage the camera., E (LCD status/LCD on/off) button (31) F MENU button (45, 106) G RESET button (93) H DC IN jack (15) I (USB) jack (81) J A/V OUT (MONO) jack (DSC-P43 only) (39) K (Image Size/Delete) button (21, 41) L D-Zoom (W/T) buttons (27)/ (Index) button (38)/ / (Playback zoom) buttons (60) M Access lamp (20) N OPEN button (12) O Battery/“Memory Stick” cover (12) A Mode switch C Finder (31) P Battery insertion slot (12) : To view or edit images Self-timer/recording Q “Memory Stick” insertion slot (20) : To shoot still images lamp (red) (28/25) R Jack cover (15) : To shoot movies AE/AF lock lamp S Hook for wrist strap (bottom B Control button (green) (25) surface) Menu on: v/V/b/B/z (17) Attaching the wrist strap. Menu off: / / / (29/28/26/ (Flash charge) lamp 7 54) (orange) (29) D LCD screen For details on the items on the LCD screen, see pages 116 to 119.,

Getting started Preparing

batteries Use the following batteries in this camera. Acceptable batteries HR 15/51:HR6 (size AA) Nickel-Metal Hydride batteries (2) – NH-AA-DA (2) (supplied with the DSC- P43) – NH-AA-2DA twin-pack, etc. (not supplied) R6 (size AA) alkaline batteries (2) – AM3-P2AE (supplied with the DSC-P41) Batteries that cannot be used Manganese batteries Lithium batteries Ni-cad batteries If you use the batteries described above, we cannot guarantee full performance of the camera by property of the batteries, such as brownout of the batteries.

On handling of batteries Notes on the Nickel-Metal • To use up the batteries completely, put the Hydride batteries

• At the time of purchase, or when the Nickel-Metal Hydride batteries have not been used for a long time, they may not fully charge. This is typical of this type of battery, and is not a malfunction. If this happens, repeatedly using up the battery fully, and then recharging it, should correct the problem. • If the poles of the Nickel-Metal Hydride batteries are dirty, the batteries may not be charged properly. Occasionally clean the poles of the batteries and the terminals of the charger by wiping them with a dry cloth. • When transporting the Nickel-Metal Hydride batteries, be sure to use the battery case (supplied). If the +/- metal terminals are shorted, there is a possibility of danger from excessive heat or fire. • Even when Nickel-Metal Hydride batteries are not being used they lose their charge naturally over time. It is recommended that you recharge the batteries just before using them. • If you recharge Nickel-Metal Hydride batteries before fully using up the existing charge, the so-called memory effect* can occur, and the low battery warning will be triggered sooner than expected. Charging the battery after fully depleting the existing charge should correct the problem. * The “memory effect” – the situation in which a battery temporarily accepts a less than full charge. camera in the slide show mode (page 61) and leave it that way until the batteries are used up. • Do not peel off the external seals or damage the batteries. Never use batteries from which the seals have been partially or completely removed, or batteries that have been split in any way. These may cause leakage, explosion, or heat-up of the battery, and personal scald or injury may be caused. These may cause a malfunction of the battery charger.,

G Notes on alkaline batteries

etting started • The battery remaining indicator may not display the correct information and the power may shut off even if the battery remaining indicator shows sufficient battery life remaining. • Do not mix new and old batteries. • There is a big difference in the performance of batteries of different types and of batteries made by different manufacturers. This is especially true in low temperatures, where some batteries are noticeably weaker. You may not be able to shoot in temperatures below 5°C (41°F). • Alkaline batteries may have a shorter life compared to Nickel-Metal Hydride batteries. • There is a big difference between available shooting time and available playback time. Due to the characteristics of alkaline batteries, the camera may shut off if you change the position of the mode switch. In this case, replace the batteries with new ones or fully charged Nickel-Metal Hydride batteries. It is recommend that you use Nickel-Metal Hydride batteries (supplied with the DSC- P43 only) or that you use the nickel-metal hydride batteries supplied with the STAMINA “Quick charge” kit (not supplied).

Charging the batteries (DSC-P43 only)

, Insert Nickel-Metal Hydride batteries into the battery charger (supplied) with the correct polarity +/–. • You cannot charge alkaline batteries using the battery charger. • Be sure to charge the Nickel-Metal Hydride batteries supplied with your camera before using them. • Connect the battery charger to an easily accessible wall outlet (wall socket) close by. • Even if the CHARGE lamp is not lit, the set is not disconnected from the AC power source (mains) as long as it is connected to the wall outlet (wall socket). If some trouble occurs while using the battery charger, immediately shut off the power by disconnecting the plug from the wall outlet (wall socket). CHARGE lamp to a wall outlet (wall socket) Power cord 2 (Mains lead) , Connect the battery charger to a wall outlet (wall socket) using the power cord (mains lead). Charging starts, and the CHARGE lamp lights. When the CHARGE lamp goes out, charging is finished. For details on the battery charger, see page 114. To remove the batteries Press the - end of the battery down in order to raise the + end, then remove the battery. • When charging is finished, disconnect the power cord (mains lead) from the wall outlet (wall socket), and remove the Nickel-Metal Hydride batteries from the battery charger.,

Charging time

Nickel-Metal Hydride Charging time battery NH-AA-DA × 2 Approx. 6 hours (supplied) This represents the time required to charge fully depleted Nickel-Metal Hydride batteries using the supplied battery charger in an environment where the ambient temperature is 25°C (77°F). • Charging is complete in approximately six hours. The CHARGE lamp may remain lit longer than six hours, but this is not a malfunction. • If you use the battery charger supplied with the STAMINA “Quick charge” kit (not supplied), the batteries will charge faster. Charging time When charging two Nickel-Metal Hydride batteries: Approximately 2 hours 30 minutes When charging four Nickel-Metal Hydride batteries: Approximately 5 hours

Inserting the batteries

, Open the battery/“Memory

Stick” cover.

Turn up the battery/“Memory Stick” cover, and slide the cover in the direction of the arrow. , Insert the batteries. Match the +/- poles of the batteries to the +/ - marks inside the battery case. • Occasionally clean the poles of the batteries and the terminals of the battery/“Memory Stick” cover by wiping them with a dry cloth. If the poles of the batteries or the terminals become covered with a film of dirt or oil from the skin, the operating time of the camera can be greatly reduced.,

G Battery remaining indicator • If the LCD screen is off, press to turn it

etting started on. As the battery power decreases with use, the • Based on the conditions under which the battery remaining indicator displays the camera is being used and the state of the amount of power remaining using the charge, or on the environment, this information following symbols. may not be correctly indicated. • When using alkaline batteries, the correct Battery Battery remaining battery remaining time may not be indicated. remaining guidelines There is a big difference in the performance of indicator (A full charge is 100%) batteries of different types and of batteries 3 Sufficient power remaining made by different manufacturers, the power may shut off even if the battery remaining Battery half full indicator shows sufficient battery life , Close the battery/“Memory Battery low, recording/ remaining. In this case, replace the batteries

Stick” cover. playback will stop soon. with new ones or fully charged Nickel-Metal

Change the batteries for fully Hydride batteries. Close the battery/“Memory Stick” cover charged nickel-metal hydride • When the AC Adaptor (not supplied) is being while holding the batteries in. The cover is batteries or new alkaline used, the remaining battery information is not closed when it clicks. batteries, or charge these displayed. nickel-metal hydride To remove the batteries batteries. (The warning indicator flashes.) Turn up the battery/“Memory Stick” cover, open the battery/“Memory Stick” cover, then remove the batteries. • Make sure you do not drop the batteries when opening or closing the battery/“Memory Stick” cover.,

Number of images and battery AM3-P2AE (2) (supplied with AM3-P2AE (2) (supplied

life that can be recorded/ the DSC-P41) with the DSC-P41) viewed Image LCD No. of Battery No. of Battery life size screen images life (min.) The tables show the approximate number of Image size images (min.) On Approx. 80 Approx. 40 images and the battery life that can be recorded/ 4M 4M Approx. 7200 Approx. 360 viewed when you shoot images in normal mode Off Approx. 160 Approx. 80 VGA (E-Mail) Approx. 7200 Approx. 360 with fully charged nickel-metal hydride batteries VGA On Approx. 80 Approx. 40 or new alkaline batteries at a temperature of 25°C (E-Mail) Off Approx. 160 Approx. 80 2) Viewing single images in order at about three (77°F). The numbers of images that can be 1) second intervals recorded or viewed take into account changing Shooting in the following situations: the “Memory Stick” as necessary. Note that the – The image quality is set to [Fine] Shooting movies3) actual numbers may be less than indicated – [AF Mode] is set to [Single] depending on the conditions of use. – Shooting one time every 30 seconds NH-AA-DA (2) (supplied with • The capacity of nickel-metal hydride batteries – The flash strobes once every two times the DSC-P43) decreases little by little as you use it more and – The power turns on and off once every ten times LCD screen LCD screen more, and as time passes (page 113). The measurement method is based on CIPA On Off standard. (CIPA: Camera & Imaging Products Approx. 170 Approx. 220 Shooting still images Association) Under the average conditions1) AM3-P2AE (2) (supplied with NH-AA-DA (2) (supplied with Viewing still images2) the DSC-P41) the DSC-P43) NH-AA-DA (2) (supplied LCD screen LCD screen Image LCD No. of Battery with the DSC-P43) On Off size screen images life (min.) No. of Battery life Approx. 100 Approx. 160On Approx. 400 Approx. 200 4M Image size images (min.) 3) Off Approx. 760 Approx. 380 Shooting continuously at [160] image size VGA On Approx. 400 Approx. 200 4M Approx. 9400 Approx. 470 (E-Mail) Off Approx. 760 Approx. 380 VGA (E-Mail) Approx. 9400 Approx. 470,

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• The number of images and the battery life that etting started can be recorded/viewed are decreased under the following conditions: – The surrounding temperature is low – The flash is used – The camera has been turned on and off many times – [LCD Backlight] is set to [Bright] on the Setup screen – [AF Mode] is set to [Monitor] – The battery power is low.

Using the AC Adaptor

AC Adaptor (not supplied) DC plug Jack cover , Open the jack cover, then connect the AC-LS5 AC

Adaptor (not supplied) to the DC IN jack of the camera.

Connect the plug with the v mark facing up. • Be sure to use the AC-LS5 AC Adaptor. Other AC adaptors cannot be used with this camera. • Connect the AC Adaptor to an easily accessible wall outlet (wall socket) close by. If some trouble occurs while using the adaptor, immediately shut off the power by disconnecting the plug from the wall outlet (wall socket). 2 To a wall outlet (wall socket) 2 Power cord (mains lead) , Connect the power cord (mains lead) to the AC Adaptor and to a wall outlet (wall socket). • When you have finished using the AC Adaptor, disconnect it from the DC IN jack of the camera and the wall outlet (wall socket). • The set is not disconnected from the AC power source (mains) as long as it is connected to the wall outlet (wall socket), even if the unit itself has been turned off.,

Using your camera

abroad Power sources You can use your camera in any country or region with the battery charger (supplied with the DSC-P43 only) or the AC-LS5 AC Adaptor (not supplied) within 100 V to 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz. Use a commercially available AC plug adaptor [a], if necessary, depending on the design of the wall outlet (wall socket) [b]. BC-CS2A/CS2B • Do not use an electrical transformer (travel converter), as this may cause a malfunction.

Turning your camera on/off The Auto Power Off function

POWER lamp

POWER POWER

, Press POWER to turn on the power. The POWER lamp lights in green and the power is on. When you turn on the camera for the first time, the Clock Set screen appears (page 17). To turn off the power Press POWER again, the POWER lamp goes out, and the camera turns off. If no tasks are performed for about three minutes when shooting, viewing images, or setting up the camera while using the batteries, power is automatically shut off to preserve battery power. However, in the following circumstances, even if the batteries are being used to power the camera, the Auto Power Off function will not work. • Movies are being played back • A slide show is being shown • A cable is connected to the (USB) jack or the A/V OUT (MONO) jack (DSC-P43 only),

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control button etting started Program P Auto Camera WB ISO Fine FINE Standard P. Quality WB ISO To change the current settings of the camera, bring up the menu or the Setup screen (pages 45, 46), and use the control button to make the changes. For each item, press v/V/b/B to select the desired value, then press z or v/V/b/B to make the setting.

Setting the date and time

Mode switch , Set the mode switch to . • To set the time and the date again, select [Clock Set] in (Setup 2) on the Setup screen (pages 46, 110), then proceed from Step 3. • You can carry out this operation even when the mode switch is set to or . Clock Set Y/M/D POWER M/D/Y D/M/Y 2004 / 1 / 1 12 : 00 OK

AM

Cancel , Press POWER to turn on the power. The POWER lamp lights in green and the Clock Set screen appears on the LCD screen., Clock Set Y/M/D Clock Set Clock Set M/D/Y D/M/Y Y/M/D Y/M/D M/D/Y M/D/Y 2004 / 1 / 1 12 : 00 OK D/M/Y D/M/Y

AM

Cancel 2004 / 1 / 1 12 : 00 OK 2005 / 1 / 1 10 : 00 OK AM AM Cancel Cancel345, Select the desired date format , Select the year, month, day, , Set the desired numerical with v/V on the control button, hour, or minute item you want value with v/V on the control then press z. to set with b/B on the control button, then press z. button. You can select from [Y/M/D] (year/month/ After setting the current numerical value, day), [M/D/Y], and [D/M/Y]. v is shown above and V is shown below the set the next item. Repeat Steps 4 and 5 selected item. until all of the items have been set. • If the rechargeable button battery, which provides the power for saving the time data, is • If you select [D/M/Y] in Step 3, set the time ever fully discharged (page 112), the Clock Set on a 24-hour cycle. screen will appear again. When this happens, • 12:00 AM stands for midnight and 12:00 PM reset the date and time by starting from Step 3 stands for noon. above.,

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etting started Clock Set Y/M/D M/D/Y D/M/Y 2005 / 1 / 1 10 : 30 OK

AM

Cancel , Select [OK] with B on the control button, then press z. The date and time are set and the clock will start to keep time. • To cancel the setting process, select [Cancel], then press z.,

Shooting still images Inserting and removing a “Memory Stick”

Terminal side Access lamp Label side123, Open the battery/“Memory , Insert the “Memory Stick.” , Close the battery/“Memory

Stick” cover. Stick” cover.

Insert the “Memory Stick” all the way in Turn up the battery/“Memory Stick” cover, until it clicks as shown in the illustration. To remove the “Memory Stick” and slide the cover in the direction of the Open the battery/“Memory Stick” cover, arrow. • Whenever you insert a “Memory Stick,” push it then push the “Memory Stick” to pop it out. as far as it can go. If you do not insert it correctly, a proper recording or playback may • Be careful not to drop the batteries when • Whenever the access lamp is lit, the not be carried out. opening or closing the battery/“Memory Stick” camera is recording or reading out an cover. image. Never open the battery/“Memory • For details on “Memory Stick,” see page 112. Stick” cover or turn off the power at this time. The data may be corrupted.,

Setting the still image size

Shooting still images 4M Mode switch 4M 4M 3:2 3:2 3M 3M 1M 1M VGA(E-Mail) VGA(E-Mail) VGA Image Size Image Size123, Set the mode switch 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 item appears. The image size is set. • For more information about the image size, see page 22. After the setting is completed, press (Image Size). The Image Size setup item disappears from the LCD screen. • This setting is maintained even when the power is turned off.,

Image size and quality

You can choose image size (number of Short description of the image size pixels) and image quality (compression ratio) based on the kind of images you want to shoot. The image size is shown by the number of pixels (dots) (horizontal × vertical), which compose an image. For example, a 4M (2304×1728) size image indicates that there are 2304 pixels horizontally 1728 vertically. The larger the number of pixels, the larger the image size. You can select an image quality level from Fine (high quality) or Standard. Each has a different compression ratio. When you select Fine and make the image size larger, you get better quality. However, the amount of data needed to preserve your image is larger and the number of images recordable in the “Memory Stick” is fewer. Choose an image size and quality level appropriate to the kind of images you want to shoot by checking the table below. 1) The default setting is [4M]. This size can give the highest image quality using each camera. 2) This option records images in a horizontal to vertical proportion of 3:2 to match the size of the print paper used. The following illustration shows a brief image using the maximum image size and the minimum one. Display size: 4M 640 Image size: 4M 2304 pixels × 1728 pixels = 3981312 pixels Display size: VGA (E-Mail) Image size: VGA 640 pixels × 480 pixels = 307200 pixels

Examples based on the image size and image quality

Image size Examples 4M 1) (2304×1728) Larger • For printing A4 size or fine A5 size images. 3:2 2) (2304×1536) 3M (2048×1536) 1M (1280×960) • For printing postcard size images. VGA (E-Mail) • For shooting a lot of images, attaching images to e-mail, or Smaller (640×480) posting images to your home page. Image quality Examples (Compression ratio) Fine Low compression • To shoot or print with better quality. (looks better) Standard • To shoot more images. High compression (normal),

The number of images that can be saved in a “Memory Stick”3)

Shooting still images The number of images that can be saved in Fine (Standard)4) mode are shown below. (Units: number of images) Capacity Image 16MB 32MB 64MB 128MB MSX-256 MSX-512 MSX-1G size 4M 8 (14) 16 (30) 32 (60) 65 (121) 119 (216) 242 (440) 494 (898) 3:2 8 (14) 16 (30) 32 (60) 65 (121) 119 (216) 242 (440) 494 (898) 3M 10 (18) 20 (37) 41 (74) 82 (149) 148 (264) 302 (537) 617 (1097) 1M 24 (46) 50 (93) 101 (187) 202 (376) 357 (649) 726 (1320) 1482 (2694) VGA (E- 5928 97 (243) 196 (491) 394 (985) 790 (1975) 1428 (3571) 2904 (7261) Mail) (14821) 3) When [Mode] (REC Mode) is set to [Normal] For the number of images that can be saved in other modes, see page 105. 4) For more information about the image quality (compression ratio) setup, see page 46. • When the images recorded using other Sony devices are played back, the image size indication may be different from the actual image size. • 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 remaining number of images recordable is more than 9999, “>9999” is indicated. • You can resize the images later (Resize function, see page 65).,

Basic still image shooting – Using auto mode Holding the camera correctly

Mode switch12, Set the mode switch to , and , Hold the camera steadily with turn on the camera. both hands and position a When shooting pictures with the camera, be subject in the center of the • The lens cover opens when the power is turned careful so that your fingers do not block the focus frame.on. lens portion, finder window, flash emitter, • You can create a new folder in the “Memory or AF illuminator (page 8). Stick” and select the folder for storing images • The camera is equipped with the auto macro (page 47). AF function. The minimum focal distance to a subject is 10 cm (4 inches). • The frame indicated on the LCD screen shows the focus adjustment range. (AF range finder, see page 49.),

Mode switch

Shooting still images VGA FINE 101 VGA 101 98 97 When you set the mode switch to , the functions that can be used change as follows according to (Camera) in the menu. SAF 250 F2.0 SAF AE/AF lock indicator Program 3 Flashes in green Autot Remains on 4 Camera Mode , Press and hold the shutter , Press the shutter button fully button halfway down. down. Still image auto shooting [Auto] The focus, exposure and white balance are When the focus is achieved, the camera The shutter clicks, the shooting is automatically adjusted as needed to allow beeps. When the AE/AF lock indicator completed, and the still image is saved in easy shooting. In addition, the image stops flashing and remains on, the camera is the “Memory Stick.” When the recording quality is set to [Fine], the AF range finder ready for shooting. (The LCD screen may lamp (page 9) goes out, you can shoot the frame is set to [Multi AF], and the metering be frozen for a split second depending on next image. mode is set to Multi-pattern metering the subject.) (pages 49 and 54). • When you are shooting with the batteries, if no Only (Camera), [Mode] (REC Mode) • If you release your finger from the shutter tasks are performed for a while with the camera and (Setup) appear in the menu. button, shooting will be canceled. turned on, power is automatically shut off to • When the camera does not beep, the AF preserve battery power (page 16). Still image program shooting adjustment is not complete. You can continue to [Program] shoot, but the focus is not set properly. The necessary adjustments are made automatically like still image auto shooting, but you can also change the focus and other adjustments as desired. In addition, you can also set the desired shooting functions using menus (pages 45 and 106)., (Twilight mode) (page 34) About Auto Focus (Twilight portrait mode) (page 34) (Landscape mode) (page 34) (Soft snap mode) (page 34) (Beach mode) (page 34) (Candle mode) (page 35) To switch the shooting method 1 Set the mode switch to . 2 Press MENU. 3 Select (Camera) with b on the control button. 4 Select the desired shooting mode with v/V on the control button. When you try to shoot a subject that is hard to focus on, the AE/AF lock indicator will change to flashing slowly and the AE lock beep does not sound. The Auto Focus function may be difficult to use with in the following subjects. In such cases, release the shutter button, then try to recompose the shot and focus again. • The subject is distant from the camera and dark • The contrast between the subject and its background is poor • The subject is seen through glass, such as a window • A fast-moving subject • The subject has a reflection, such as that from a mirror, or there is a luminous body and a lustrous subject • A flashing subject • A backlit subject. There are two Auto Focus functions: “AF range finder frame” which sets the focus position according to the subject position and size, and “AF mode” which sets when the camera starts and stops focusing on. See page 49 for details.

Checking the last image

shot – Quick Review

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RETURN

, Press b (7) on the control button. To return to shooting mode, press the shutter button lightly or press b (7) on the control button again. To delete the image displayed on the LCD screen 1 Press (Delete). 2 Select [Delete] with v on the control button, then press z. The image is deleted. • The image may appear rough right after playback starts due to the image processing.,

Using the zoom feature

W (wide-angle) T (telephoto) Zoom Precision digital zoom Shooting still images VGA 101 VGA 101 98 98 Your camera is equipped with the following P x1.1 P x2.8 two types of digital zoom, smart zoom and precision digital zoom. These zoom functions can be selected on the Setup screen. The default setting is precision Precision digital digital zoom. zoom All image sizes are enlarged up to a The enlargement method and the zoom maximum 3×. This function cuts out and scale differ according to the image size and enlarges a certain portion of the image, so the zoom type, so select the zoom to match , Press D-Zoom to choose the the image quality deteriorates. To set the shooting purpose. desired zoom position, and precision digital zoom, set [Digital Zoom] shoot your image. When you press D-Zoom, the zoom scaling in (Camera) to [Precision] on the Setup indicator appears on the LCD screen as screen (page 109). The default setting is The minimum focal distance to the follows. precision digital zoom. subject Approx 10 cm (4 inches) from the lens surface Zoom scaling indicator • You cannot use the zoom when you shoot a movie (page 74). • The zoom scaling indicator differs according to the zoom type. Precision digital zoom: Smart zoom: • The AF range finder frame does not appear. The or indicator flashes, and AF operates with priority on subjects located near the center. 2,

Smart zoom • When using the smart zoom, the image on the

Smart zoom The image is enlarged with almost no distortion. This lets you use smart zoom with the same feeling as optical zoom. To set smart zoom, set [Digital Zoom] in (Camera) to [Smart] on the Setup screen (page 109). The maximum zoom scale depends on the selected image size as follows. Image size Maximum zoom scale 3M 1.1× 1M 1.8× VGA (E-Mail) 3.6× Smart zoom cannot be used when the image size is set to [4M] or [3:2]. The default setting of the image size is [4M]. LCD screen may look rough. However, this has no effect on the recorded image. • You cannot use the smart zoom in the Multi Burst mode.

Using the self-timer

VGA 101

SAF

, Set the mode switch to , and press V ( ) on the control button. The (self-timer) indicator appears on the LCD screen. • If the menu is currently displayed, press MENU first to make the menu disappear. • You can carry out this operation even when the mode switch is set to ., Shooting still images VGAFINE 101 SAF 250 F2.0 , Center the subject in the frame.

Press and hold the shutter

button halfway down to focus on, then press the shutter button fully down. The self-timer lamp (page 8) will flash, and you will hear a beeping sound. The image will be shot after approximately 10 seconds. To cancel the self-timer during the operation Press V ( ) on the control button again. The indicator disappears from the LCD screen. • If you stand in front of the camera and press the shutter button, the focus and the exposure may not be correctly set.

Selecting a flash mode

(No flash): The flash will not be used. VGA 101

SAF

, Set the mode switch to , and press v ( ) on the control button repeatedly to select a flash mode. The flash mode has the following features. No indicator (Auto): The camera decides to use the flash based on lighting conditions. The flash will be used when there is not enough light or when shooting a subject against a light source. (Forced flash): The flash will be used regardless of the amount of ambient light. (Slow synchro): The flash will be used regardless of the amount of ambient light. In this mode, the shutter speed is slower under dark conditions, so you can clearly shoot a background that is out of the flash-lit area. • If the menu is currently displayed, press MENU first to make the menu disappear. • The recommended distance using the flash is as follows (when [ISO] is set to [Auto]): Approx. 0.2 m (7 7/8 inches) to 3.5 m (11 feet 5 7/8 inches) • The flash fires twice. First pre-emission is to adjust the amount of flash light, and second emission is to shoot the image. • You can change the brightness of the flash using [ ] (Flash Level) in the menu settings (page 56). (When (Camera) is set to [Auto] in the menu, you cannot change the brightness of the flash.) • Because the shutter speed is slower under dark conditions when (Slow synchro) or (No flash) is selected, it is recommended that you use a tripod. • While the flash is being charged, the (flash charge) lamp flashes. After charging is completed, the lamp goes out. • This setting is maintained even when the power is turned off.,

When shooting against a light To reduce “red-eye” when

source shooting live subjects In Auto mode, shooting against a light The flash pre-strobes before shooting to source automatically flashes even when reduce the red-eye phenomenon. Set [Red there is enough light around the subject. Eye Reduction] in (Camera) to [On] on (Daylight synchro) the Setup screen (page 109). appears on the LCD screen. Before flashed m When flashed • The amount of red-eye reduction possible varies according to the individual. In addition, • The best performance may not be given the distance to the subject, and whether or not depending on shooting conditions. the subject has seen pre-strobe light begin to • When you do not want to use the flash, set the strobe may also reduce the effectiveness of the flash mode to (No flash). red-eye reduction process. • When [Red Eye Reduction] is set to [On], the flash fires twice or more.,

Shooting images with the AF operates with priority on subjects located near

Shooting still images illuminator The AF illuminator is fill light to focus more easily on a subject in dark surroundings. The ON appears on the LCD screen and the AF illuminator emits red light when the shutter button is pressed halfway until the focus is locked. VGAFINE 101

ON SAF

When this function is not needed, set [AF Illuminator] in (Camera) to [Off] on the Setup screen (page 109). • 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 7/8 inches) is recommended.) • 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 51), the AF illuminator does not function. • The AF range finder frame does not appear. The or indicator flashes, and AF the center. • The AF illuminator does not operate when (Camera) is set to (Twilight mode) or (Landscape mode). • The AF illuminator emits very bright light. Although there are no problems with safety, directly looking into the AF illuminator emitter at close range is not recommended.

Shooting images with the

finder Finder The finder is convenient when you want to save battery power, or when it is difficult to confirm the image using the LCD screen. Each time you press , the display changes in the following order., Indicators off • The image through the finder does not indicate r LCD screen off r Indicators on the actual recordable range. This is due to the parallax effect. To confirm the recordable range, use the LCD screen. • 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 24). • When the LCD screen is turned off – The zoom does not function (page 27) – AF mode is set to [Single] (page 50) – If you press (Flash mode)/ (Self-timer)/ (Spot meter) with the LCD screen turned off, the image will be displayed on the screen for approximately two seconds so you can check or change the setting. • When playing back still images, the status of the LCD screen changes as follows: Image information on t Indicators off t LCD screen off t Indicators on • For details on the items displayed, see page 116. • This setting is maintained even when the power is turned off.

Inserting the date and time

on a still image Program Auto Camera Mode 1 MENU , Set the mode switch to , and press MENU. The menu screen appears. • The date and time cannot be inserted in Multi Burst mode. • When images are shot with the date and time inserted, the date and time cannot be removed later. • When shooting images with the date and time inserted, the actual date and time are not displayed on the LCD screen, and is displayed on the LCD screen instead. The actual date and time are indicated in red on the lower-right corner when the image is played back., Shooting still images Camera AF Mode: Day&Time Digital Zoom: Date Camera Date/Time: Off AF Mode: Single Red Eye Reduction: Digital Zoom: Precision AF Illuminator: Date/Time: Date Setup Auto Review: Red Eye Reduction: Off Mode AF Illuminator: Auto Auto Review: Off PAGE SELECT234, Press Bon the control button , Select (Camera) with v on , Select the date and time setting to advance to , then press B the control button, then press with v/V on the control button, again. B. then press z.

Select [Date/Time] with v/V on

The Setup screen appears. Day&Time: Inserts the date and the time of the control button, then press shooting into the image

B. Date: Inserts the year, the month and the

date of shooting into the image Off: Does not insert date/time data into the image After the setting has been completed, press MENU so that the menu disappears and shoot your image. • When you chose [Date], the date will be inserted in the order set in “Setting the date and time” (page 17). • This setting is maintained even when the power is turned off.,

Shooting according to scene conditions

Select one of the following modes, then Twilight portrait mode Soft snap mode shoot by pressing the shutter button and this Use this mode when shooting people in the You can shoot the color of a person’s skin will have a positive effect on your photo. foreground at night. This mode allows you beautifully with a bright, warm color tone. to shoot images of people in the foreground This mode also has an effect on soft-focus,

Twilight mode with distinct outlines without losing the so an image such as that of a person or a

Under dark lighting conditions, you can feeling that you are shooting at night. flower is shot in the proper atmosphere. shoot a distant night view. Because the Because the shutter speed is slow, it is shutter speed is slow, it is recommended recommended that you use a tripod. that you use a tripod.

Beach mode

When shooting seaside or lakeside scenes,

Landscape mode the blue of the water is clearly recorded.

Focuses on images far away, so is convenient for shooting landscapes at a distance.,

Candle mode

Shooting still images At a party, a candlelight service, and so on, you can shoot without spoiling the atmosphere effected by the candlelight. Program Because the shutter speed is slow, it is Auto Program Camera Camera recommended that you use a tripod. Mode WB ISO 1 MENU 2 , Set the mode switch to , , Select (Camera) with b on then press MENU. the control button, then select the desired mode with v/V. The menu appears. To return to normal mode Select [Auto] or [Program] with v/V on the control button. • The setting is maintained even when the power is turned off.,

Functions available based on the mode

When shooting in , , , , or mode, the combination of some functions, such as the flash mode, are fixed to suit shooting conditions. See the following table. Function Flash AF range Focus White Burst/Multi Mode mode finder frame preset balance Burst a ∞ a — a a Auto — / a ∞ aaaaaaa/ aaaaCenter AF 0.5m/1.0m/ — 3.0m/7.0m • a indicates that the function can be set to your preference.

NR slow shutter

The NR slow shutter function reduces noise from recorded images, providing clear images. When the shutter speed is set to 1/6 second or slower, the NR slow shutter function automatically works and “NR” is indicated next to the shutter speed indicator. Press the shutter button fully down. r Then the screen turns Capturing black. r Finally, when Processing “Processing” disappears, the image has been recorded. • To eliminate the effects of vibration, it is recommended that you use a tripod. • When a slow shutter speed is set, processing may take some time.,

Viewing still images Viewing images on the LCD screen of your

camera Viewing still images Single screen Index screen SINGLE DISPLAY You can view images shot with the camera almost immediately on the LCD screen. You can select the following two methods for viewing images. Single screen You can view one image at a time, occupying the entire screen. Index screen Nine images are displayed simultaneously in separate panels on the screen. • For details on the movies, see page 75. • For a detailed description of the LCD screen indicators, see page 118.

Viewing on the single-image LCD screen VGA

101 8/9 101-0008 20051110:30PM BACK/NEXT VOLUME , Set the mode switch to , and turn on the camera. The newest image in the selected recording folder (page 59) is displayed. • The image may appear rough right after playback starts due to the image processing.,

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101 3/9 101-0003 20051110:30PM BACK/NEXT VOLUME , Select the desired still image with b/B on the control button. b : Displays the previous image. B : Displays the next image.

Viewing on the index screen

SINGLE DISPLAY , Press (index). The display switches to the Index screen. To display the next (previous) index screen Press v/V/b/B on the control button to move the yellow frame up/down/ left/right. D-Zoom T SINGLE DISPLAY , Press v/V/b/B on the control button to select an image. The image in the yellow frame is selected. To return to the single-image screen Press D-Zoom T, or press z on the control button.,

Viewing images on a TV screen (DSC-P43 only)

Viewing still images

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101 2/9 101-0002 20051110:30PM BACK/NEXT VOLUME A/V connecting cable (supplied) A/V OUT (MONO) 1 jack 2 TV/Video switch 3 , Connect the supplied A/V , Turn on the TV, and set the TV/ , Set the mode switch 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 details, refer to the desired image. input jacks of the TV. operating instructions supplied with the TV. • When using the camera abroad, it may be If your TV has stereo type input jacks, necessary to switch the video output signal to connect the audio plug (black) of the A/V match that of your TV system (page 110). connecting cable to the Lch audio input jack. • Turn off both the camera and the TV before connecting the camera and the TV with the A/V connecting cable., Watching images on a TV screen SECAM system If you want to view images on a TV, you Bulgaria, France, Guiana, Iran, Iraq, need a TV having a video input jack and the Monaco, Russia, Ukraine, etc. A/V connecting cable (supplied). The color system of the TV must match as that of your digital still camera. Check the following list: NTSC system 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, Hungary, Italy, Kuwait, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, etc. PAL-M system Brazil PAL-N system Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay,

Deleting still images Deleting images

Deleting still images VGA VGA VGA 101 2/9 101 2/9 101 2/9 Delete Delete 101-0002 20051110:30PM Exit Exit BACK/NEXT VOLUME BACK/NEXT BACK/NEXT123, Set the mode switch 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

Select the image you want to point. “Access” appears on the LCD screen and

delete with b/B on the control the image will be deleted. button. • You cannot delete protected images (page 64). To delete other images continuously • Note that the images once deleted cannot be Select the image you want to delete with b/ recovered. B on the control button. Next, select [Delete] with v on the control button, then press z. To cancel the deletion Select [Exit] with V on the control button, then press z.,

Deleting on the Index screen

Delete Delete Exit Select All In This Folder Exit Select All In This Folder SELECT TO NEXT123, While an Index screen , Select [Select] with b/B on the , Select the image you want to (page 38) is displayed, press control button, then press z. delete with v/V/b/B on the (delete). control button, then press z. The (delete) mark is indicated on the • Note that the images once deleted cannot be recovered. selected image. The image has not yet been deleted at this point. Put the mark on all of the images you want to delete. • To cancel your selection, select images you want to cancel and press z on the control button again. The mark disappears., To delete all the images in the folder Deleting still images Delete Exit OK , Press (delete).

Select [OK] with B on the

control button, then press z. “Access” appears on the LCD screen and all of the images with marks will be deleted. To cancel the deletion Select [Exit] with b on the control button, then press z. In Step 2, Select [All In This Folder] with B on the control button, then press z. Next, select [OK], then press z. All of the unprotected images in the folder are deleted. To cancel the deletion, select [Cancel], then press z.

Formatting a

“Memory Stick” , Insert the “Memory Stick” you want to format into the camera. • The term “formatting” means preparing a “Memory Stick” to record images; this process is also called “initialization.” • The supplied “Memory Stick” and those available commercially, are already formatted, and can be used immediately. • Formatting is available regardless of the position of the mode switch. • When you format a “Memory Stick,” be aware that all of the data in the “Memory Stick” will be permanently erased. Protected images are also erased., Memory Stick Tool Format: OK Format Create REC. Folder: Cancel Change REC. Folder: All data will be erased Ready?

OK

Setup Cancel Mode 2 MENU34, Turn on the camera, then press , Select (Memory Stick Tool) , Select [OK] with v on the

MENU. with v/V on the control button. control button, then press z. Press B on the control button to Select [Format] with B on the

The “Formatting” message appears on the advance to , then press B control button, then press B. LCD screen. When this message again. Select [OK] with v on the disappears, the format is complete. control button, then press z. The Setup screen appears.

To cancel the formatting

Select [Cancel] with V on the control button, then press z., Before advanced operations Before advanced operations

Changing menu settings When the v mark is indicated How to setup and above the item or the V mark is

operate your camera a Press MENU. indicated below the item The menu appears. All of the available items are not displayed. This section describes how to operate the Pressing v/V on the control button displays menu and the Setup screen. the hidden items. Program P Auto Camera To turn off the menu displayMENU WB ISO Press MENU. Control button • The displayed items differ depending on the position of the mode switch. • You cannot select the dim items. b Select the setting item you • For details on the menu items, see page 106. want to change with b/B on the control button. 0EV 0EV

EV

WB ISO • When the mode switch is set to , press z on the control button after you select a setting. c Select the desired setting with v/V on the control button. The frame of the selected setting is scaled up, and the setting is entered.,

Changing items on the Setup To turn off the Setup screen

screen display Deciding the still Press MENU again. image quality a Press MENU. The menu appears. To return to the menu from the You can select the still image quality from Press on the control button Setup screen [Fine] or [Standard].b B to advance to , then press B Press b on the control button to return to the again. position enclosed by the frame in Step 3,

Before operation

then press b again. Set (Camera) in the menu to other than The Setup screen appears. [Auto] (pages 45 and 106). • For details on the Setup items, see page 109.

MENU

Control button Setup Mode PFX Mode switch c Select the setting item you want to change with v/V/b/B on the control button. The frame of the item you select turns yellow. Setup 2 File Number: USB Connect: a Set the mode switch to . Video Out: OK Clock Set: Cancel b Press MENU. The menu appears. d Press z on the control button to enter the setting., Before advanced operations c Select (P. Quality) with b/B, Creating a new folder then select the desired image Creating or selecting a folder a Display the Setup screen quality with v/V. (page 46). Your camera can create multiple folders b Select (Memory Stick Tool) within a “Memory Stick.” You can select Fine FINE with v/V, [Create REC. Folder] the folder used to store images. When not Standard creating a new folder, “101MSDCF” folder with B/v/V, and [OK] with B/v , P. Quality WB ISO is selected as the recording folder. then press z. You can create folders up to “999MSDCF.” The creating folder screen appears. Create REC. Folder Control button Creating REC. folder 102MSDCF Ready?

OK

Cancel c Select [OK] with v , then press z. A new folder is created with a number one higher than the largest number in the “Memory Stick,” and the folder • Up to 4000 images can be stored in one folder. becomes the recording folder. When the folder capacity is exceeded, a new folder is automatically created. To cancel folder creation In Step 2 or 3, select [Cancel]. • Once you create a new folder, you cannot delete the new folder with the camera. • Images are recorded in the newly created folder until a different folder is created or selected.,

Selecting the recording

folder a Display the Setup screen (page 46). b Select (Memory Stick Tool) with v/V, [Change REC.

Folder] with B/V, and [OK] with B/v , then press z.

The recording folder selection screen appears. Select REC. Folder 102 2/2 Folder Name:102MSDCF No. Of Files: 0 Created: 2005111:05:34AM

OK

Cancel BACK/NEXT c Select the desired folder with b/B, and [OK] with v , then press z.

To cancel changing the

recording folder In Step 2 or 3, select [Cancel]. • You cannot select the “100MSDCF” folder as a recording folder (page 84). • The image is stored in the newly selected folder. You cannot move images to other folders using the camera., Advanced still image shooting Advanced still image shooting

Choosing a focus range c Select 9 (Focus) with b/B, Choosing an auto finder frame then select [Multi AF] or

focus method [Center AF] with v/V. – AF range finder When you press and hold the shutter You can set the AF range finder frame and button halfway down, and the focus is the AF mode. Multipoint AF ( ) adjusted, the color of the AF range The camera calculates the distance in five finder frame changes from white to

AF range finder frame areas to the top, the bottom, the left, the green.

The AF range finder frame selects the focus right, and in the center of the image, letting position according to the subject position you shoot using the auto focus function Multipoint AF and size. without worrying about the image VGA FINE 101 composition. This is useful when it is P 98

AF Mode difficult to focus on the subject because it is

The AF mode is set automatically when the not in the center of the frame. You can AF range finder frame check the position where the focus was camera starts and stops focusing on a adjusted using the green frame. SAF 250 F2.0 subject. The default setting is Multipoint AF. AF range finder frame

Before operation indicator Center AF ( )

Set (Camera) in the menu to other than The AF range finder is only the center of the [Auto] (pages 45 and 106). Center AF frame. You can shoot in desired image VGA FINE 101 composition using the AF lock method. P 98

MENU

AF range Control button a Set the mode switch to . finder frame Mode switch b Press MENU. SAF 250 F2.0 AF range The menu appears. finder frame indicator, • When you are shooting movies and you choose Choosing a focus operation a Display the Setup screen Multipoint AF, the distance to the center of the (page 46). LCD screen is estimated as an average, so the – AF Mode AF works even with a certain amount of b Select (Camera) with v , vibration. The AF range finder frame indicator is . Center AF automatically focus only on Single AF ( ) then select [AF Mode] with B/ selected frame, so this is convenient when you This mode is useful for shooting stationary v. want to focus only on what you aim at. subjects. The focus is not adjusted before • When you use the zoom or AF illuminator, you press and hold the shutter button c Select the desired mode with priority AF movement is given to subjects in or halfway down. After you press and hold the B/v/V, then press z. near the center of the frame. In this case, or flashes and the AF range finder frame is shutter button halfway down and AF lock is not displayed. complete, the focus is locked. • When shooting using the finder with the LCD • Some of the AF range finder settings are The default setting is Single AF. screen off, the camera operates in Single AF restricted based on the setting of (Camera) mode. in the menu (page 36). Monitoring AF ( ) The camera automatically adjusts the focus before you press and hold the shutter button halfway down, letting you compose images with the focus already adjusted. After you press and hold the shutter button halfway down and AF lock is complete, the focus is locked. • Battery consumption may be higher than in Single AF mode., Advanced still image shooting Shooting techniques • You can carry out the AF lock adjustment When shooting with the subject at the edge of process before you press the shutter button the frame, or when using Center AF, the fully down. camera may focus on the center instead of on the subject at the edge of the frame. In a case like this, use AF lock to focus on the subject, and then recompose the picture and shoot. Compose the shot so that the subject is centered in the AF range finder frame, 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 VGAFINE 101 AF range finder frame SAF 250 F2.0 m VGAFINE 101 SAF 250 F2.0 • When you are using AF lock, you can capture an image with the correct focus even if the subject is at the edge of the frame.

Setting the distance

to the subject – Focus preset 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.

Before operation

Set (Camera) in the menu to other than [Auto] (pages 45 and 106).

MENU

Control button Mode switch a Set the mode switch to or ., b Press MENU. MENU The menu appears. Adjusting the Control button c Select 9 (Focus) with b/B, exposure then select the distance to the – EV adjustment subject with v/V. Mode switch You can manually shift the exposure value You can select from the following determined by the camera. Use this mode distance settings. when you do not get the proper exposure, 0.5m, 1.0m, 3.0m, 7.0m, ∞ (unlimited for instance, the subject and its background distance) have high contrast (light and dark). The 3.0m value can be set a range from +2.0EV to 1.0m –2.0EV, in 1/3EV increments. 0.5m 0.5m Center AF Multi AF Focus WB ISO a Set the mode switch to or .

To return to auto focus mode

In Step 3, select [Multi AF] or [Center b Press MENU. AF]. The menu appears. Adjust Adjust c Select (EV) with b. • Focal point information may not show the exact toward toward + distance. Use it as a guide. – The value of the exposure adjustment • Some of the distance settings are restricted is displayed. based on the setting of (Camera) in the menu (page 36). 0EV 0EV

EV

WB ISO

Before operation

Set (Camera) in the menu to other than [Auto] (pages 45 and 106)., Advanced still image shooting d Select the desired exposure adjustment value with v/V. Make your adjustment while confirming the brightness of the background of the subject on the LCD screen.

To cancel the EV adjustment

In Step 4, return the exposure adjustment value to 0EV. • When the subject is extremely bright or extremely dark, or when you are using the flash, the adjustment may not work. Shooting techniques When shooting a darker overall image, the While shooting images, the camera camera judges that the subject is dark and may automatically determines the exposure. When set a brighter exposure for the image. In such shooting a whitish overall image such as a cases, adjustment of the exposure in the – backlit subject or a snowy scene, the camera minus direction is effective. judges that the subject is bright and may set a darker exposure for the image. In such cases, adjustment of the exposure in the + plus direction is effective. m Adjust in the – direction m Adjust in the + direction You can try to adjust the exposure to suit your taste., • When using spot metering, to focus on the same

Selecting the Control button spot as used for metering, we recommend that

metering mode you set 9 (Focus) to [Center AF] (page 49).Mode switch You can select a metering mode to determine the exposure, depending on what part of the subject is used to measure.

Multi-pattern metering (No

indicator) The image is split up into multiple zones, each of which are evaluated individually. The camera calculates the best-fit exposure a Set the mode switch to or based on the subject’s position and . background brightness. b Press B ( ) on the control The default setting is multi-pattern metering. button to turn spot metering on.

Spot metering ( ) The spot metering cross hair appears.

Spot metering allows you to meter for the VGA FINE 101 subject directly in a small area of the whole image. This lets you adjust the exposure to Spot the subject even when the subject is backlit metering or there is strong contrast between the cross hair

SAF

subject and the background.

Before operation To cancel spot metering

Set (Camera) in the menu to other than Press B ( ) again to turn spot metering [Auto] (pages 45 and 106). off. The spot metering cross hair disappears, and the camera returns to multi- pattern metering., Advanced still image shooting (Incandescent) To return to automatic settings

Adjusting color tones • Used when shooting, for example, at a In Step 3, select [Auto].

party, where the lighting conditions – White Balance change often. • Under fluorescent lights that flicker, even if you You can select the following modes • Used in a studio, or under video lights. choose , the white balance may not be according to your shooting situations. The properly adjusted. • When the flash strobes, the manual setting is color of the subject that you see will be Before operation canceled, and the image is recorded in [Auto] captured according to the lighting Set (Camera) in the menu to other than mode. conditions. When you want to fix the [Auto] (pages 45 and 106). • Some of the white balance settings are conditions under which the image is restricted based on the setting of (Camera) captured, or when the color of the entire MENU in the menu (page 36). image seems to be a bit unnatural, it is Control button recommended that you adjust the white balance. Mode switch Auto (No indicator) The white balance is adjusted automatically. The default setting is Auto. (Daylight) Used when shooting outdoors, and for shooting at night, under neon lights, for a Set the mode switch to or fireworks, sunrise, and twilight gloom.(Cloudy) b Press MENU. Used when shooting under a cloudy sky. The menu appears. (Fluorescent) c Select [WB] (White Bal) with b/ Used when shooting under fluorescent B, then select the desired lights. setting with v/V., c Select [ ] (Flash Level) with

Adjusting the flash b/B, then select the desired Shooting images in

level setting with v/V. succession +: Makes the flash level higher than – Flash Level normal. Used to shoot images continuously. The You can adjust the amout of flash light. Normal: Normal setting. maxium number of images you can shoot –: Makes the flash level lower than per one shooting depends on the image size and image quality settings.

Before operation normal.

Set (Camera) in the menu to other than • When the battery level is insufficient or the [Auto] (pages 45 and 106). capacity of the “Memory Stick” is used up, recording stops even if you press and hold the MENU shutter button. Control button

MENU

Mode switch Control button Mode switch Shutter button a Set the mode switch to . b Press MENU. The menu appears. a Set the mode switch to . b Press MENU. The menu appears., Advanced still image shooting c Select [Mode] (REC Mode) with • You may not shoot images in succession, / , then select [Burst] with / depending on the setting of (Camera) inbBvShooting in Multi the menu (page 36).

V. Burst mode

d Shoot the image. – Multi Burst You can shoot images until the Pressing the shutter button once records 16 maximum number of images are shot frames in a row. This is convenient for when you press and hold the shutter checking your form in sports, for example. button. The recording stops if you release the shutter button in the midst of the shooting. MENU You can do the next shooting after Control button “Recording” disappears from the LCD screen. Mode switch Shutter button The maximum number of images shot continuously (Units: images) Fine Standard 4M463:2463M471M 10 18 VGA (E-Mail) 30 30 a Set the mode switch to . To return to normal mode b Press MENU. In Step 3, select [Normal]. The menu appears. c Select [Mode] (REC Mode) with • The flash cannot be used. • When using the self-timer, pressing the shutter b/B, then select [Multi Burst] button records up to five images in succession. with v., d Select (Interval) with b/B, MENU then select the desired Shooting with special Control button between-frame interval with v/ effects . Mode switchV – Picture Effect You can choose from [1/7.5], [1/15], Shutter button [1/30]. You can add special effects to bring out the contrast in your images. B&W 1/7.5 In black and white 1/15 1/30 1/30" Interval Mode PFX e Shoot the image. a Set the mode switch to or 16 frames in a row will be recorded in Sepia a single image (image size: 1M).Colored to look like an old photograph b Press MENU. • The following functions cannot be used in Multi Burst mode: The menu appears. – Smart zoom c Select [PFX] (P.Effect) with b/ – Shooting with the flash – Inserting the date and time B, then select the desired • When (Camera) is set to [Auto], frame mode with v/V. interval is automatically set to [1/30]. Before operation • You may not shoot in Multi Burst mode, d Shoot the image. depending on the setting of (Camera) in Set (Camera) in the menu to other than the menu (page 36). [Auto] (pages 45 and 106). • For the number of images that can be recorded, To cancel Picture Effect see page 105. In Step 3, select [Off]. • When you play back images recorded in Multi Burst mode on the camera, see page 62.,

Advanced still image viewing

Advanced still image viewing d Select the desired folder with On the single screen

Selecting the folder b/B. VGA

and playing back 101 9/9 Select Folder images 102 2/2Folder Name:102MSDCF No. Of Files: 9 Created: – Folder 2005111:05:34AM OK 101-0009 20051110:30PMBACK/NEXT VOLUME Select the folder that images you want to CancelBACK/NEXT play back are stored. On the Index screen e Select [OK] with v , then press

MENU

z. Control button Mode switch To cancel the selection In Step 5, select [Cancel]. SINGLE DISPLAY

When multiple folders are • When no images are stored in the folder, “No

created in the “Memory Stick” file in this folder” appears. When the first or last image in the folder is displayed, the following icons are indicated on the LCD screen. : Moves to the previous folder. : Moves to the next folder. a Set the mode switch to . : Moves to both the previous and next b Press MENU. folders. The menu appears. c Select (Folder) with b, then press z., d Press v/V/b/B repeatedly to To cancel enlarged viewing

Enlarging a portion of select the portion of the image Press z.

a still image you want to enlarge. • You cannot use Playback zoom with movies or – Playback zoom images recorded in Multi Burst mode.Press v • If you press (playback zoom) when you are You can enlarge an image up to five times viewing images that have not been enlarged, the the size of the original image. Index screen will appear (page 37). • The images displayed in Quick Review Press Press (page 26) can be enlarged using the procedures MENUbBoutlined in Steps 3 to 5. Control button Mode switch Press V v: To view a portion of the top of the image V: To view a portion of the bottom of the image b: To view a portion of the left side of the image B: To view a portion of the right side of the image a Set the mode switch to . e Adjust the zoom with / (playback zoom). b Display the image you want to enlarge with b/B. c Press (playback zoom) to enlarge the image., Advanced still image viewing c Select (Slide) with b/B, To skip to the next/previous

Playing back then press z. image during slide show

successive images Set the following items with v/V/b/B. Press B (next) or b (previous). – Slide show Interval settings • The interval setting time is approximate, and 3 sec/5 sec/10 sec/30 sec/1 min may vary according to the playback image size. You can play back recorded images in succession, one after another. This is useful Image for checking your images, or for giving a Folder:Plays back all the images in the presentation. selected folder. All:Plays back all the images in the MENU “Memory Stick.” Control button Repeat On:Plays the images back repeatedly. Mode switch Off:Plays through the images one time and then stops. d Select [Start] with V/B, then press z. The slide show begins.

To cancel the slide show setting

In Step 3, select [Cancel]. a Set the mode switch to . To stop slide show playback b Press MENU. Press z, select [Exit] with B, then press z. The menu appears., a Set the mode switch to , and

Rotating still images display the image you want to Playing back images

rotate. shot in Multi Burst – Rotate Images shot when holding the camera b Press MENU. mode vertically can be rotated and displayed The menu appears. You can play back Multi Burst images horizontally. c Select (Rotate) with b/B, continuously or play them back frame by then press . frame. This function is used for checking z the images. d Select with v , and rotate the image with b/B. e Select [OK] with v/V, then Control button press z. Mode switch

To cancel the rotation

In Step 4 or 5, select [Cancel]. • You cannot rotate protected images, movies, and Multi Burst images. • You may not be able to rotate images shot with MENU other cameras. • When viewing images on a computer, the Control button image rotation information may not be • When Multi Burst images are played back on a Mode switch reflected depending on the application computer or on a camera without the Multi software. Burst function, the 16 frames you shot will be displayed at the same time as part of one image. • You cannot divide the Multi Burst image., Advanced still image viewing

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

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

To pause

Press z. To resume playback, press z 101-0014 20051110:30PMPLAY FRAME BACK/NEXT VOLUME again. The playback starts from the frame displayed on the LCD screen. d Advance the frame with b/B. B:The next frame is displayed. When you press B and hold it, the frame advances. b:The previous frame is displayed. When you press b and hold it, the frame advances in the reverse direction.

To return to normal playback

In Step 4, press z. The playback starts from the frame displayed on the LCD screen., Still image editing

On the single screen On the Index screen Protecting images

a Set the mode switch to . a Set the mode switch to , – Protect b Display the image you want to press (index) to switch to To prevent accidental erasure of an protect with / . the Index screen.b B important image, you can protect it. b Press MENU. c Press MENU. The menu appears. MENU The menu appears. c Select - (Protect) with b/B, Control button d Select - (Protect) with b/B, then press z. then press z. Mode switch The image currently being displayed is d Select [Select] with b/B, then now protected, and the - (Protect) press z. mark is indicated on the screen. e Select the image you want to

VGA

101 2/9 protect with v/V/b/B, then press z. The green - (Protect) mark is Protect Exit indicated on the selected image. BACK/NEXT • Note that formatting the “Memory Stick” e To protect other images, erases all the data in the “Memory Stick” even if images are protected, and these images display the image you want to cannot be recovered. protect with b/B, then press • It may take some time to protect the images. SELECT MENU TO NEXT z. f To protect other images,

To cancel the protection repeat Step 5.

In Step 4 or 5, press z again. The - mark disappears. g Press MENU., Still image editing h Select [OK] with B, then press e Select the new size with v/V, z. Changing image size then press z. The - mark turns white and the – Resize The resized image is recorded in the selected image is protected. recording folder as the newest file. You can change the image size of a

To cancel the protection recorded image, and save it as a new file. To cancel the resizing

In Step 4, select [Cancel], or in Step 8, You can resize to the following sizes. In Step 5, select [Cancel]. select [Exit]. 4M, 3M, 1M, VGA The original image is retained even after • Movies or images recorded in Multi Burst

To release protection resizing. mode cannot be resized.

• When images are resized from a smaller to a In Step 5, select an image for which you MENU larger size, the image quality will deteriorate. want to release protection with v/V/b/B Control button • You cannot resize to 3:2-sized image. and press z. The - mark turns gray and • If you try to resize a 3:2-sized image, black repeat this operation for all the images for Mode switch bands will appear at the top and bottom of the which you want to release protection. Then, image. press MENU, select [OK], and press z.

To protect all the images in the

folder In Step 4, select [All In This Folder], then press z. Next, select [On], then press z.

To release protection of all the a Set the mode switch to .

images in the folder b Display the image you want to In Step 4, select [All In This Folder], and resize with b/B. press z. Then select [Off], and press z. c Press MENU. The menu appears. d Select (Resize) with b/B, then press z.,

On the single screen On the Index screen Choosing images to

print a Set the mode switch to . a Set the mode switch to and Display the image you want to press (index) to switch to b – Print (DPOF) mark print with / . the Index screen.b B You can designate certain images to be b Press MENU. printed. c Press MENU. The menu appears. This function is convenient when you want The menu appears. to print images at a shop or using a printer c Select (DPOF) with b/B, d Select (DPOF) with b/B, that conforms with the DPOF (Digital Print then press z.then press z. Order Format) standard or using PictBridge compliant printers. The mark is indicated on this d Select [Select] with b/B, then image. press z. VGA • You cannot mark using the [All In This MENU 101 2/9 Folder] option. Control button e Select the images you want to Mode switch DPOF mark with v/V/b/B, then press Exit BACK/NEXT z. The green mark is indicated on the e To mark other images, display selected image. the image you want to mark with b/B, then press z.

To delete the mark

In Step 4 or 5, press z again. The SELECT MENU TO NEXT mark disappears. • You cannot mark movies. f To mark other images, repeat • When you mark images shot in Multi Burst Step 5 for each of them. mode, all the images are printed on one sheet divided into 16 panels. • You cannot set the number of print sheets., Still image editing g Press MENU. h Select [OK] with B, then press z. The mark turns white and the setting is completed.

To delete the mark

In Step 5, select the image you want to delete the mark with v/V/b/B, and press z.

To delete all the marks from

the images in the folder In Step 4, select [All In This Folder], then press z. Next, select [Off], then press z.

To cancel the marking

In Step 4, select [Cancel], or in Step 8, select [Exit].,

Still image printing (PictBridge printer) Preparing the camera Connecting the camera to Connecting to a PictBridge compliant Set the USB mode on the camera to connect

the printer the camera with a printer. Connect the (USB) jack on the camera printer and the USB connector on the printer using Control button a USB cable, and turn on the camera and the Even if you do not have a computer, you printer. The camera turns to playback mode can easily print images shot using your regardless of the mode switch position and camera by connecting the camera to a an image in the selected playback folder is PictBridge compliant printer. For displayed on the LCD screen. preparation, you only need to select the USB connection on the Setup screen and connect the camera to the printer. Using a PictBridge compliant printer allows you to easily print the Index prints*. a Display the Setup screen (page 46). After the connection is made, the * b Select (Setup 2) with V, then An Index print function may not be provided mark is indicated on depending on the printer. select [USB Connect] with B/ the LCD screen. v/V. • When printing images, we recommend that you VGA 101 2/9 use batteries that have a sufficient battery c Select [PictBridge] with B/v, capacity, or AC Adaptor (not supplied) to then press z. prevent the camera turning off. Setup 2 101-0002 20051110:30AM File Number: PictBridge BACK/NEXT VOLUME USB Connect: PTP Video Out: Normal Clock Set: Printer The USB mode is set., Still image printing (PictBridge printer)

When [USB Connect] is not set On the single screen

to [PictBridge] on the Setup Printing images screen a Display the image you want to You can select an image and print it. Set up You cannot use the PictBridge function, print with b/B. the camera following the procedure on page even when you turn on the camera. 68, and then connect the printer. b Press MENU. Disconnect the USB cable and set [USB The menu appears. Connect] to [PictBridge] (page 68). MENU c Select (Print) with b/B, then Control button press z. d Select [This image] with v/V, then press z. The Print screen appears.

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101 2/9 Print Index Off Date Off Quantity 1 Exit OK • You cannot print movies. • Setting items not available for a particular • If an error message is sent from the connected printer are not displayed. printer during the connection, flashes for about five seconds. In such cases, check the e Select [Quantity] with v/V, printer. select the number of images with b/B. You can select the number up to 20., f Select [OK] with V/B, then To insert the date and time on On the Index screen press z. images a Press (index) to switch to The image is printed. In Step 5, select [Date], then select the the Index screen. Do not disconnect the USB cable date format with b/B. You can select from while the (Not disconnect USB [Day&Time] or [Date]. When you chose b Press MENU. cable) mark is indicated on the LCD [Date], the date will be inserted in the order The menu appears. screen. set in “Setting the date and time” (page 17). However, this function may not be provided c Select (Print) with B, then depending on the printer. press z. Printing d Select [Select] with b/B, then 1/3 press z. Exit e Select the image you want to print with v/V/b/B, then press

To cancel printing z.

In Step 4, select [Cancel] or in Step 6, The mark is indicated on the select [Exit]. selected image.

To print other images

After Step 6, select another image, then select [Print] with v .

MENU To print all the images indicated SELECT TO NEXT

with the mark f To print other images, repeat In Step 4, select [DPOF image]. All the Step 5. images indicated with the mark are printed in the specified number, regardless of the image displayed., Still image printing (PictBridge printer) g Press MENU. To cancel printing The Print screen appears. In Step 4, select [Cancel] or in Step 9, Printing index-images select [Exit]. You can print some images side-by-side.

To print all the images indicated We refer to this function as an index print*. Print

Index Off You can lay single images side-by-side in a Date Off with the mark Quantity 1 specified number and print them (see “On Exit OK In Step 4, select [DPOF image]. All the the single screen”), or lay different images images indicated with the mark are side-by-side to make a set by combining • Setting items not available for a particular printed in the specified number, regardless printer are not displayed. multiple different images and print the set in of the image displayed. the specified number of copies (see “On the h Select [Quantity] with v/V, Index screen”). select the number of images To print all the images in the Set up the camera following the procedure with b/B. folder on page 68, and connect the printer. You can select the number up to 20. In Step 4, select [All In This Folder], then * An index print function may not be provided All the images selected are printed in press z. depending on a printer. the specified number.

To insert the date and time on

i Select [OK] with V/B, then MENUimages press z. In Step 8, select [Date], then select the Control button The images are printed. date format with b/B. You can select from Do not disconnect the USB cable [Day&Time] or [Date]. When you chose while the mark is indicated on [Date], the date will be inserted in the order the LCD screen. set in “Setting the date and time” (page 17). However, this function may not be provided depending on the printer. Printing 2/3 Exit • You cannot print movies. • If an error message is sent from the connected printer during the connection, flashes for about five seconds. In such cases, check the printer.,

On the single screen f Select [Quantity] with v/V, To print all the images indicated

select the number of images with the mark a Display the image you want to laid side-by-side with b/B. In Step 4, select [DPOF image]. All the print with b/B. You can select the number up to 20. images indicated with the mark are b Press MENU. You can lay the specified number of printed, regardless of the image displayed. The menu appears. images side-by-side.

To insert the date and time on

c Select (Print) with b/B, then g Select [OK] with V/B, then images press z. press z. In Step 6, select [Date], then select the The image is printed. d Select [This image] with / , date format with b/B. You can select fromvVDo not disconnect the USB cable [Day&Time] or [Date]. When you chose then press z. while the (Not disconnect USB [Date], the date will be inserted in the order The Print screen appears. cable) mark is indicated on the LCD set in “Setting the date and time” (page 17). screen. However, this function may not be provided

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101 2/9 depending on the printer. Print Index Off Date Off Printing Index • All the images may not be laid on a sheet Quantity 1 1/1 Exit OK depending on the number of images. Exit • Setting items not available for a particular printer are not displayed.

To cancel printing

e Select [Index] with v , select In Step 4, select [Cancel] or in Step 7, [On] with b/B. select [Exit].

To print other images

After Step 7, select another image, then select [Print] with v . Then repeat from Step 4., Still image printing (PictBridge printer)

On the Index screen i Select [Quantity] with v/V, To print all the images indicated

select the number of copies with the mark a Press (index) to switch to you want to print with b/B. In Step 4, select [DPOF image]. All the the Index screen. You can select the number up to 20. images indicated with the mark are b Press MENU. printed, regardless of the image displayed. j Select [OK] with V/B, then The menu appears. press z. To print all the images in the c Select (Print) with B, then The images are printed. folder press z. Do not disconnect the USB cable In Step 4, select [All In This Folder], then while the mark is indicated on d Select [Select] with / , then press z.b B the LCD screen. press z.

To insert the date and time on

e Select the desired image with images v/V/b/B, then press z. Printing Index In Step 9, select [Date], then select the 1/3 The mark is indicated on the date format with b/B. You can select from Exit selected image. [Day&Time] or [Date]. When you chose [Date], the date will be inserted in the order set in “Setting the date and time” (page 17).

To cancel printing However, this function may not be provided

In Step 4, select [Cancel] or in Step 0, depending on the printer. select [Exit]. SELECT MENU TO NEXT f To print other images, repeat Step 5. g Press MENU. h Select [Index] with v , then select [On] with b/B.,

Enjoying movies

d Press the shutter button fully • Be careful not to touch the microphone (page 8)

Shooting movies down. during shooting.

• The following functions cannot be used. You can shoot movies with audio. “REC” appears on the LCD screen and – Shooting with the zoom the camera starts recording the image – Shooting with the flash and sound. – Inserting date and time Control button • When you select [640 (Fine)] with the supplied 101 A/V connecting cable plugged in the A/V OUT REC 00:00:02[00:10:48] (MONO) jack, you cannot check the shooting Mode switch image using the LCD screen. The LCD screen turns blue (DSC-P43 only). Shutter button • See page 105 for the recording time allowed for each image size. • When the capacity of the “Memory Stick” is used up, recording stops. e Press the shutter button fully down again to stop recording.

Indicators on the LCD screen

while you are shooting movies These indicators are not recorded. a Set the mode switch to . Each time you press , the status of the b Press (Image Size). LCD screen changes as follows: Indicators The Image Size setup item appears. off t LCD screen off t Indicators on. See page 117 for a detailed description of c Select the desired mode with the indicated items. v/V. You can choose from [640 (Fine)], To shoot with a self-timer [640 (Standard)], or [160]. Set the mode switch to and follow the • The [640 (Fine)] image size can be used procedure on page 28. only when you record the image into the “Memory Stick PRO.”, Enjoying movies a Set the mode switch to . To adjust the volume

Viewing movies on Adjust the volume with v/V.

the LCD screen b Select the desired movie with b/B. To fast-forward / rewind You can view movies on the LCD screen of Movies with the image size [640 Press B (next) or b (previous) while the camera and hear sounds from the (Fine)] or [640 (Standard)] are playing back a movie. speaker of the camera. displayed on the full screen. To return to normal playback, press z. 101 10/10 Control button 00:00:00 Indicators on the LCD screen while you are viewing movies Each time you press , the status of the Mode switch 101_0010 20051110:30PM PLAY BACK/NEXT VOLUME LCD screen changes as follows: Indicators off t LCD screen off t Indicators on. Movies with the image size [160] are See page 119 for a detailed description of displayed a size smaller than still the indicated items. images. c Press z. • The procedure for viewing movies on a TV is The movie images and sound are the same as that for viewing still images (page 39) (DSC-P43 only). played back. • A movie recorded using other Sony devices Speaker B (playback) appears on the LCD may be displayed a size smaller than still screen while a movie is playing back. images. 101 10/10 00:00:03 Playback bar 101_0010 20051110:30PM STOP REV/CUE VOLUME

To stop playback

Press z again.,

On the single screen On the Index screen Deleting movies

a Set the mode switch to . a Set the mode switch to and You can delete unwanted movies. Select the movie you want to press (index) to switch to b delete with / . the Index screen.bBbPress (delete). Control button c Press (delete). The movie has not yet been deleted at c Select [Select] with b/B, then Mode switch this point. press z. d Select [Delete] with v , then d Select the movies you want to press z. delete with v/V/b/B, then “Access” appears on the LCD screen press z. and the movie is deleted. The (delete) mark is indicated on e To delete other movies, display the selected movie. the movie you want to delete with b/B, then repeat Step 4. • You cannot delete the protected movies. • Note that the movies once deleted cannot be To cancel the deletion recovered. In Step 4 or 5, select [Exit]. SELECT TO NEXT The movie has not yet been deleted at this point. e Repeat Step 4 to delete other movies. f Press (delete). g Select [OK] with B, then press z. “Access” appears on the LCD screen and the movie will be deleted., Enjoying movies

To cancel the deletion Cutting the movie numbered

In Step 3 or 7, select [Exit]. Cutting movies 101_0002 101_0001 101_0003

To delete all the images in the You can cut movies, or delete unnecessary

portions of movies. This is the folder123recommended mode to use when the In Step 3, select [All In This Folder], then “Memory Stick” capacity is insufficient, or 101_0002 press z. Next, select [OK], then press z. when you attach movies to your e-mail 1. Cutting scene A. To cancel the deletion, select [Cancel] with messages. b, then press z. Note that the original movie is deleted after1A2B3you cut it. Divide point 101_0002

The file numbers assigned when 2. Cutting scene B.

movies are cut 101_0004 The cut movies are assigned new numbers13A2Band recorded as the newest files in the recording folder. The original movie is 101_0005 Divide deleted and its file number is skipped. point 3. Deleting scenes A and B if they are unnecessary. 101_0004 101_000713A2B101_0006 Delete Delete 4. Only the desired scenes remain. 132101_0006, MENU e Decide on a cutting point. Press z at the desired cutting point. Control button Mode switch 101 10/10 Divide 00:00:02 Dividing Point

OK

Cancel Exit When you want to adjust the cutting point, select [c/C] (frame forward/ rewind) and adjust the cutting point with b/ B. If you want to change a Set the mode switch to . the cutting point, select [Cancel]. The playback of the movie starts again. b Select the movie you want to f When you have decided on a cut with b/B. cutting point, select [OK] with c Press MENU. v/V, and press z. The menu appears. g Select [OK] with v , then press d Select (Divide) with B, then z. press z. Next, select [OK] with The movie is cut. v , then press z. The playback of the movie starts. To cancel cutting In Step 5 or 7, select [Exit]. The movie appears on the LCD screen again. • You cannot cut the following images. – Still images – Movies not long enough to cut – Protected movies • You cannot restore movies once you cut them. • The original movie is deleted when you cut it. • The cut movie is recorded in the selected recording folder as the newest file.,

Enjoying images on your computer

Enjoying images on your computer operate depending on the type of USB copy images using an additional device. See

Copying images to equipment. the Sony Website for details.

your computer • Operations are not guaranteed when using a http://www.sony.net/USB hub. – For Windows users • Operations are not guaranteed for all the recommended computer environments Contents of the CD-ROM mentioned above.

Recommended computer x USB Driver

environment USB mode This driver is needed in order to connect the camera to a computer. OS: Microsoft Windows 98, Windows There are two modes for a USB connection When using Windows XP, you need not 98SE, Windows 2000 Professional, when connecting with a computer, install the USB driver. Windows Millennium Edition, Windows [Normal] and [PTP]* modes. The default XP Home Edition, or Windows XP setting is the [Normal] mode. This section x Picture Package Professional describes the [Normal] mode as an This application is used to transfer images The above OS must be installed at the example. from the camera to a computer easily. It also factory. Operation is not assured in an * Compatible only with Windows XP. When allows you to utilize the various functions. environment upgraded to the operating connected to a computer, only the data in the When you install “Picture Package,” the systems described above or in a multi-boot folder selected by the camera is copied to the USB driver will be installed at the same environment. computer. To select the folder, follow the time. procedure on page 59. CPU: MMX Pentium 200 MHz or faster USB connector: Provided as standard • The required operations may differ Display: 800 × 600 dots or more Communication with your depending on your OS. High Color (16-bit color, 65000 colors) or computer • Close down all applications more When your computer resumes from the running on the computer before suspend or sleep mode, communication installing the USB driver and • This camera is compatible with Hi-Speed USB between your camera and your computer application. (USB 2.0 compliant). may not recover at the same time. • When using Windows XP or Windows • Connecting with a USB interface that is 2000, log on as Administrators. compatible with Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0- compliant) allows advanced transfer (high- When a USB connector is not speed transfer). provided on your computer • If you connect two or more USB equipment to a single computer at the same time, some When neither a USB connector nor a equipment, including your camera, may not “Memory Stick” slot is provided, you can,

Installing the USB driver b Click [USB Driver] on the title d Click [Yes, I want to restart my

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 Turn on 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. The install menu screen appears. If it Your computer restarts. Then, you can does not appear, double-click (My c Click [Next]. establish USB connection. Computer) t e Remove the CD-ROM. (PICTUREPACKAGE) in that order. • If you are going to use the “Picture Package” application software, click “Picture Package.” The USB driver will be installed when “Picture Package” is installed (page 86). • When the computer is in use, shut down all application software currently running The USB driver installation starts. before you install the USB driver. When the installation is completed, the screen informs you of completion., Enjoying images on your computer

Connecting the camera to c Connect the supplied USB

your computer cable to the (USB) jack of the camera. USB Mode a Insert the “Memory Stick” with Normal Access the images you want to copy indicators* into the camera. Switch onMENU“USB Mode Normal” appears on the LCD screen of the camera. When a USB connection is established for the first time, your computer automatically runs the used program to recognize the camera. Wait for a while. d Connect the USB cable to your * During communication, the access indicators computer. turn red. Do not operate the computer until the indicators turn white. • Be sure to use batteries that have a sufficient • If “USB Mode Normal” does not appear in Step battery capacity, or the AC Adaptor (not 4, press MENU, select [USB Connect], and supplied). When you copy images to your set it to [Normal]. computer using weak batteries, copying may fail or the data may be corrupted if the camera shuts off due to weak batteries. b Turn on the camera and your computer. • When using a desktop computer, connect the USB cable to the USB connector on the rear panel. • When using Windows XP, the AutoPlay wizard automatically appears on the desktop. Proceed to page 83.,

P Disconnecting the USB Copying images When an image with the same

cable, removing the “Memory file name exists in the copy – Windows 98/98SE/2000/Me

Stick,” or turning off the destination folder

camera during a USB a Double-click [My Computer], The overwrite confirmation message connection then double-click [Removable appears. When you overwrite the existing For Windows 2000, Me, or XP users Disk]. image with the new one, the original file The contents of the “Memory Stick” data is deleted. 1 Double-click on the tasktray. inserted in your camera appear. • This section describes an example of copying To change the file name images to the “My Documents” folder. To copy an image file to the computer • When the “Removable Disk” icon is not shown, without overwriting, change the file name see page 83. to the desired name before you copy it. • When using Windows XP, see page 83. Double-click here However, note that if you change the file b Double-click [DCIM], then name, you may not be able to play back that 2 Click (Sony DSC), then click [Stop]. double-click the folder that the image with your camera. To play back 3 Confirm the device on the confirmation image files you want to copy images with the camera, perform the window, then click [OK]. are stored. operation on page 86. 4 Click [OK]. Step 4 is unnecessary for Windows XP c Right-click the image file to users. display the menu, then select 5 Disconnect the USB cable, remove the [Copy] from the menu. “Memory Stick,” or turn off the camera. d Double-click the “My Documents” folder and right- For Windows 98 or 98SE users Confirm that the access indicators (page 81) click on the “My Documents” on the screen are turned white and carry out window to display the menu, only Step 5 above. then select [Paste] from the menu. The image files are copied to the “My Documents” folder., Enjoying images on your computer

When a removable disk icon is – Windows XP e Select [Nothing. I’m finished

not shown working with these pictures],

Copying images using the

1 Right-click [My Computer] to display then click [Next]. the menu, then click [Properties]. Windows XP AutoPlay wizard The “Completing the Scanner and The “System Properties” screen appears. a Make a USB connection Camera Wizard” screen appears. 2 Display [Device Manager]. (page 81). Click [Copy pictures f Click [Finish]. 1Click [Hardware]. to a folder on my computer The wizard closes. 2Click [Device Manager]. using Microsoft Scanner and • For Windows 98, 98SE, Me users, Camera Wizard], then click • To continue copying other images, follow the Step 1 is unnecessary. Click the [OK]. procedure given under P on page 82 to [Device Manager] tab. disconnect the USB cable and reconnect it. 3 If [ Sony DSC] is displayed, delete it. The “Scanner and Camera Wizard” Then, perform the procedure from Step 1 1Right-click [ Sony DSC]. screen appears. again. 2Click [Uninstall]. b Click [Next]. The “Confirm Device Removal” The images stored on the “Memory screen appears. Stick” are displayed. • For Windows 98, 98SE, Me users, click [Remove]. c Click the checkbox of images 3Click [OK]. that you do not want to copy to The device is deleted. your computer to remove the checkmark, then click [Next]. Try the USB driver installation again using the CD-ROM (page 80). 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.,

Viewing the images on your Image file storage

computer destinations and file names a Click [Start], then click [My The image files recorded with your camera

Documents]. are grouped as folders in the “Memory

Stick.” The “My Documents” folder contents are displayed. Example: when viewing folders on • This section describes the procedure for Windows XP (when using a “Memory viewing copied images in the “My Documents” Stick”) folder. • When not using Windows XP, double-click [My Documents] on the desktop. b Double-click the desired image file. The image is displayed. Folder containing image data which was recorded using the camera not equipped with the folder creating function. Folder containing image data which was recorded using your camera. When not creating any folders, there is only the “101MSDCF” folder. Folder containing movie data, etc., which was recorded using the camera not equipped with the folder creating function. • You cannot record any images to “100MSDCF” or “MSSONY” folders. The images in these folders are available only for viewing. • For more information about the folder, see pages 47, 59., Enjoying images on your computer Folder File name File meaning 101MSDCF to DSC0ssss.JPG • Still image files shot in 999MSDCF – Normal mode (page 24) – Burst mode (page 56) – Multi Burst mode (page 57) MOV0ssss.MPG • Movie files (page 74) MOV0ssss.THM • Index image files recorded in movie mode (page 74) • ssss stands for any number within the range from 0001 to 9999. • The numerical portions of a movie file recorded in movie mode and its corresponding index image file are the same.,

Viewing an image previously a Right-click the image file, then Installing “Picture Package”

copied to a computer click [Rename]. Change the file “Picture Package” is only for name to “DSC0ssss”. This operation is required for viewing Windows computers. image files that have been copied ssss stands for any number within You can use the “Picture Package” software previously to a computer and already the range from 0001 to 9999. on your Windows computer to manage the deleted from the “Memory Stick” using the • A file extension may be indicated images shot with your camera. Installing depending on the setup of the computer. camera. the “Picture Package” software installs the The extension of a still image is “JPG” Copy the image files stored on your and that of a movie is “MPG”. Do not USB driver at the same time. computer to a “Memory Stick” and view change the extension. • When the computer is in use, shut down all them on the camera. b Copy the image file to a folder application software currently running before you install “Picture Package.” • Skip Step 1 if you have not changed the file on the “Memory Stick.” name assigned by this camera. 1 Right-click the image file, then For computer environment • You may not be able to view the image click [Copy]. depending on the image size. See page 79 for the basic Windows 2 Select and double-click the [DCIM] • Images modified with a computer or images operating environment.folder from [Removable Disk] or shot using other than this camera may not be Other system requirements are as follows.[Sony MemoryStick] in [My able to be played back on the camera. Computer]. Software: Macromedia Flash Player 6.0 or • If the warning message for overwriting the data later, Windows Media Player 7.0 or later, appears, enter other numbers in Step 1. 3 Right-click the [sssMSDCF] • If there is no folder to store the image file, folder in the [DCIM] folder, then and DirectX 9.0b or later. create a new folder, then copy the image file. click [Paste]. Sound card: 16-bit stereo sound card with For details on how to create the folder, see sss stands for any number speakers page 47. within the range from 100 to 999. Memory: 64 MB or more (128 MB or more is recommended) Hard Disk: Disk space required for installation: approximately 200 MB Display: A video card equipped with 4 MB VRAM (DirectDraw driver compliant) • When automatically creating slide shows (page 90), a Pentium III 500 MHz or faster CPU is required., Enjoying images on your computer • This software is compatible with the DirectX c Select the desired language, technology. “DirectX” must be installed before then click [Next]. using. • A separate environment for operating the recording device is required in order to write to CD-Rs. a Turn on your computer, and insert the supplied CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive. The installation menu screen appears. e Click [Next]. • If you have not yet installed the USB • This section describes the English screen. driver (page 80), do not connect the d Click [Next]. camera to the computer before you install the “Picture Package” software (except The “License Agreement” screen Windows XP). appears. Read the agreement carefully. If you b Click [Picture Package]. accept the terms of the agreement, check the “I accept the terms of the license agreememt” checkbox, then click [Next]. The “Choose Setup Language” screen appears., f Click [Install] on the “Ready to h Remove the CD-ROM. Copying images using

Install the Program” screen. “Picture Package”

The installation starts. Connect the camera and your computer with the USB cable. “Picture Package” starts up automatically and the images in the “Memory Stick” are copied to the computer automatically. After the images are copied, “Picture Package Viewer” starts up and the images copied are displayed. If the “Welcome to setup for Direct X” screen appears after you install the application software, follow the instructions. g Confirm if the checkbox of “Yes, I want to restart my computer now” is checked, then click [Finish]. Your computer restarts. • Normally “Picture Package” and “Date” folders are created inside the “My Documents” folder, and all of the image files recorded with the camera are copied into these folders. • If “Picture Package” cannot copy images automatically, start up “Picture Package Menu” and check [Settings] in [Copy automatically]. • Windows XP is set so that the OS AutoPlay Wizard activates. The shortcut icons of “Picture Package If you deactivate the OS AutoPlay Wizard, Menu” and “Picture Package cancel the activation using [Settings] on the destination Folder” are displayed. “Picture Package Menu.”, Enjoying images on your computer

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

Click [Viewing video and pictures on PC] Click [Save the images on CD-R] on the left Start up the “Picture Package Menu” on the on the left side of the screen. side of the screen. desktop to use the various functions. Click [Viewing video and pictures on PC] Click [Save the images on CD-R] in the • The default screen may differ depending on in the lower-right corner of the screen. lower-right corner of the screen. your computer. You can change the order of the buttons using [Settings] in the lower-right corner of the screen. • For details on the use of the application software, click on the upper-right corner of each screen to show the on-line help. Technical support of “Picture Package” is provided by the Pixela User Support Center. For more information, refer to the enclosed information with the CD-ROM. The screen used for viewing images The screen used for saving images on a CD- appears. R appears. • A CD-R drive is required to save images on a CD-R. For further information on compatible drives, see the following home page of the Pixela User Support Center. http://www.ppackage.com/,

Creating a slide show computer. To select the folder, follow the

Click [Automatic Slideshow Producer] on Copying images to procedure on page 59. the left side of the screen. your computer Click [Automatic Slideshow Producer] in – For Macintosh users Communication with your the lower-right corner of the screen. computer When your computer resumes from the

Recommended computer suspend or sleep mode, communication

environment between your camera and your computer OS: Mac OS 9.1, 9.2, or Mac OS X (v10.0/ may not recover at the same time. v10.1/v10.2/v10.3) The above OS must be installed at the When a USB connector is not factory. provided on your computer USB connector: Provided as standard • If you connect two or more USB equipment to When neither a USB connector nor a The screen used for creating a slide show a single computer at the same time, some “Memory Stick” slot is provided, you can appears. equipment, including your camera, may not copy images using an additional device. See operate depending on the type of USB the Sony Website for details. equipment. http://www.sony.net/ • Operations are not guaranteed when using a USB hub. a Connecting your camera to • Operations are not guaranteed for all the your computer recommended computer environments mentioned above. For details, see page 81.

USB mode

There are two modes for a USB connection when connecting with a computer, [Normal] and [PTP]* modes. The default setting is the [Normal] mode. This section describes the [Normal] mode as an example. * Compatible only with Mac OS X. When connected to a computer, only the data in the folder selected by the camera is copied to the, Enjoying images on your computer Disconnecting the USB cable, c Viewing the images on your Using “ImageMixer VCD2” removing the “Memory Stick,” or computer turning off the camera during a USB “ImageMixer VCD2” is only for connection 1 Double-click the hard disk icon. Macintosh computers (Mac OS X Drag and drop the drive icon or the icon of 2 Double-click the desired image file in (v10.1.5) or later one). the “Memory Stick” to the “Trash” icon, the folder containing the copied files. Using “ImageMixer VCD2” on the CD- then remove the USB cable, remove the The image file opens. ROM supplied with your camera, you can “Memory Stick,” or turn off the camera. create a video CD using the image or movie • If you are using Mac OS X v10.0, remove the • “Picture Package” cannot be used with materials that are stored in your computer. USB cable etc., after you have turned your Macintosh. You can create an image file that is computer off. compatible with the video CD creation b Copying images function of Toast by Roxio (not supplied). 1 Double-click the newly recognized icon • When the computer is in use, shut down all on the desktop. other application software currently running The contents of the “Memory Stick” before you install “ImageMixer VCD2.” inserted in your camera appear. Technical support of “ImageMixer VCD2” is 2 Double-click “DCIM.” provided by the Pixela User Support Center. 3 Double-click the folder that the images For more information, refer to the enclosed information with the CD-ROM. you want to copy are stored. 4 Drag and drop the image files to the hard disk icon. The image files are copied to your hard disk. For details on the storage location of the images and file names, see page 84., Required computer environment a Installing “ImageMixer VCD2” 5 Set up the menu background, buttons, OS: Mac OS X (v10.1.5 or later) titles, and so on, then click [Next]. 1 Turn on your computer. The above OS must be installed at the Confirm the set up according to your • The display settings should be 1024 × 768 factory dots or higher and 32000 colors or higher. preferences. CPU: iMac, eMac, iBook, PowerBook, 2 Insert the supplied CD-ROM into the 6 Confirm the preview of the Video CD Power Mac G3/G4 series CD-ROM drive. file. Memory: 128 MB or more (256 MB or 3 1Click the file you want to preview on more is recomended) Double-click the CD-ROM icon. the left frame. Hard Disk: Disk space required for 4 Copy the [IMXINST.SIT] file in the 2Click [N] to preview the file. installation: approximately 250 MB [MAC] folder to the hard disk icon. 7 Click [Next] and enter the disk name and Display: 1024 × 768 dots or more, 32000 5 Double-click the [IMXINST.SIT] file in its destination. colors or more the copy-to folder. The preparation for storing the file ona6Double-click the [ImageMixer CD-R is completed. • QuickTime 4 or later must be pre-installed VCD2_Install] extracted file. (QuickTime 5 is recommended). 7 After the user information screen • “ImageMixer VCD2” can create only the disk • Operations are not guaranteed for all image to store the image file on a CD-R in the recommended computer environments appears, enter the desired name and video CD format. Toast by Roxio (not supplied) mentioned above. password. is required to create a video CD. The installation of the software starts. b Creating a video CD 1 Open the [ImageMixer] folder in [Application]. 2 Click [ImageMixer VCD2]. 3 Click [Video CD]. The video disc mode starts up. • You cannot create a DVD Video. 4 Select the folder in which the desired images are stored. 1 Select the desired folder on the left frame, then click [Add]. The selected folder moves to the right frame. 2 Click [Next]., Troubleshooting Troubleshooting 2 Should your camera still not work 3 Should your camera still not work

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

located inside the jack cover, then turn local authorized Sony service facility. If you have trouble with your camera, try on the camera again. (This will clear the the following solutions. date and time settings, etc.) 1 First, check the items on pages 93 to 101. If the LCD screen shows “C:ss:ss,” the self-diagnosis function is working. Please see page 104.

RESET Battery and power

Symptom Cause Solution The battery remaining • You have used the camera in an extremely cold p See page 113. indicator is incorrect. Or location. the sufficient battery • The batteries are discharged. p Install charged batteries or replace with new ones (pages 11, remaining indicator is 12). displayed but the power • The battery contacts or the terminals on the p Wipe any dirt off from them with a dry cloth. soon runs out. battery/“Memory Stick” cover are dirty. • The nickel-metal hydride batteries are exhibiting p To restore the batteries to their original condition, use them until the “memory effect” (page 10). they are drained before recharging them. • When using nickel-metal hydride batteries, a p To restore the batteries to their original condition, use them until mismatch has occurred in the remaining battery they are drained before recharging them. time information. • The batteries are dead (page 113). p Replace the batteries with new ones. The battery runs down too • You are using in an extremely cold location. p See page 113. quickly. • The nickel-metal hydride batteries are not p Fully charge the batteries (page 11). charged enough. • The batteries are dead (page 113). p Replace the batteries with new ones., Symptom Cause Solution The power cannot be • The batteries are not installed properly. p Properly install the batteries (page 12). turned on. • The AC Adaptor (not supplied) is disconnected. p Connect it securely to your camera (page 15). • The batteries are discharged. p Install charged batteries or replace with new ones (pages 11, 12). • The batteries are dead (page 113). p Replace the batteries with new ones. The power turns off • If you do not operate the camera for about three p Turn on the camera again (page 16). suddenly. minutes while the power is on, the camera turns off automatically to prevent wearing down the battery (page 16). • The batteries are discharged. p Install charged batteries or replace with new ones (pages 11, 12).

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 31). 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 switch is not set to or . p Set it to or (pages 24 and 74). on the LCD screen. The shooting image is not • The image size is set to [640 (Fine)] when the A/ p Disconnect the A/V connecting cable. displayed on the LCD V connecting cable is connected to the A/V OUT p Set the image size to any setting other than [640 (Fine)]. screen during a movie (MONO) jack. shooting (DSC-P43 only). The image is out of focus. • The subject is too close. p Make sure to position the lens farther away from the subject than the minimum shooting distance of 10 cm (4 inches) when shooting (page 24). • When shooting still images, (Camera) is set p Set it to any position other than or (page 36). to or . • You have set the focus preset distance. p Set to the auto focus mode (page 51). Unable to zoom. • The mode switch is set to . p You cannot use the zoom function when you shoot a movie., Troubleshooting Symptom Cause Solution Precision digital zoom • [Digital Zoom] is set to [Smart] on the Setup p Set [Digital Zoom] to [Precision] (pages 27, 46, 109). does not function. screen. • This function cannot be used when you shoot a — movie. Smart zoom does not • [Digital Zoom] is set to [Precision] on the Setup p Set [Digital Zoom] to [Smart] (pages 27, 46, 109). function. screen. • The image size is set to [4M] or [3:2]. p Set image size to other settings except [4M] and [3:2] (pages 21, 27). • You are shooting in Multi Burst mode. p The smart zoom cannot be used in Multi Burst mode (pages 27, 57). • This function cannot be used when you shoot a — movie. The image is too dark. • You are shooting a subject with a light source p Select the metering mode (page 54). behind the subject. p Adjust the exposure (page 52). • The brightness of the LCD screen is too low. p Adjust the brightness of the LCD backlight (pages 46, 110). The image is too bright. • You are shooting a spot lighted subject in a dark p Adjust the exposure (page 52). location such as on a stage. • The brightness of the LCD screen is too high. p Adjust the brightness of the LCD backlight (pages 46, 110). When looking at the LCD • The camera temporarily brightens the LCD p This will have no effect on the image you shoot. screen in a dark place, screen to allow you to check the image being some noise may show up displayed while you are using the camera in a on the LCD screen. dark place. The image is • [PFX] (P.Effect) is set to [B&W]. p Set it to any mode other than [B&W] (page 58). monochrome (black and white). Vertical streaks appear • The smear phenomenon is occurring. p This is not a malfunction. when you are shooting a very bright subject., Symptom Cause Solution You cannot shoot images. • No “Memory Stick” is inserted. p Insert a “Memory Stick” (page 20). • The capacity of the “Memory Stick” is p Delete the images saved in the “Memory Stick” (page 41). insufficient. p Change the “Memory Stick.” • The write-protect switch on the “Memory Stick” p Set it to the recording position (page 112). is set to the LOCK position. • You cannot shoot while the flash is charging. — • When you shoot a still image, the mode switch is p Set the mode switch to (page 24). not set to . • The mode switch is not set to when you want p Set the mode switch to (page 74). to shoot a movie. • The image size is set to [640 (Fine)] when you p Use a “Memory Stick PRO” (pages 74, 112). shoot a movie. p Set the image size to any position other than [640 (Fine)]. Recording takes a long • NR slow shutter function is activated. p See page 36. time. Cannot shoot images with • The mode switch is not set to . p Set the mode switch to (page 24). the flash. • The flash is set to (No flash). p Set the flash to “Auto” (No indicator), (Forced flash), or (Slow synchro) (page 29). • When shooting still images, (Camera) is set p Set it to any mode other than and (page 36). to or . • When shooting still images, (Camera) is set p Set the flash to (Forced flash) (page 36). to or . • The camera is in Multi Burst or Burst mode. p Cancel the Multi Burst or Burst mode. You cannot shoot in Burst • The capacity of the “Memory Stick” is full. p Delete unnecessary images (pages 41, 76). mode. • The camera can record only one image, since the p Install charged batteries or replace with new ones (pages 11, remaining battery level is insufficient. 12). The eyes of the subject — p Set [Red Eye Reduction] to [On] (page 30). come out red. The date and time are • The date and time are not set correctly. p Set the correct date and time (page 17). recorded incorrectly. The aperture value and • The exposure is incorrect. p Adjust the exposure (page 52). shutter speed flash when you press and hold the shutter button halfway down., Troubleshooting Symptom Cause Solution Unknown pattern appears • This is due to the structure of the finder. p This is not a malfunction. on the finder.

Viewing images

Symptom Cause Solution The image cannot be • The mode switch is not set to . p Set the mode switch to (page 37). played back. • You changed the folder/file name on a computer. p See page 86. • You cannot play back the image on the camera if — you modify the image on a computer. • The camera is in USB mode. p Cancel USB communication (page 82). The image is coarse right • The image momentarily becomes rough for p This is not a malfunction. after being played back. image processing. The images cannot be • The [Video Out] setting for the camera on the p Set [Video Out] to [NTSC] or [PAL] (pages 46 and 110). played back on a TV (DSC- Setup screen is incorrect. P43 only). • The connection is not correct. p Check the connection (page 39). The images cannot be — p See page 98. played back on a computer.

Deleting/editing an image

Symptom Cause Solution Your camera cannot • The image is protected. p Cancel the protection (page 64). delete an image. • The write-protect switch on the “Memory Stick” p Set it to the recording position (page 112). is set to the LOCK position. You have deleted the • Once you have deleted an image, you cannot p Protecting the image can prevent accidental erasure (page 64). image by mistake. restore it. p The write-protect switch on the “Memory Stick” will prevent you from deleting images by mistake (page 112). The resizing function • You cannot resize movies or Multi Burst images. — does not work. You cannot attach a print • Print (DPOF) marks cannot be attached to — (DPOF) mark. movies., Symptom Cause Solution You cannot cut a image. • The movie is not long enough to cut. — • Protected movies cannot be cut. p Cancel the protection (page 64). • Still images cannot be cut. —

Computers

Symptom Cause Solution You do not know whether — p Check “Recommended computer environment” (pages 79, 90). or not your OS can be used with the camera. You cannot install the — p In Windows 2000, log on as Administrator (authorized USB driver. Administrators) (page 79). Your computer does not • The camera is turned off. p Turn on the camera (page 16). recognize your camera. • The battery level is too low. p Use the AC Adaptor (not supplied) (page 15). • You are not using the supplied USB cable. p Use the supplied USB cable (page 81). • The USB cable is not connected securely. p Disconnect the USB cable, and securely connect it again. Make sure that “USB Mode” is displayed on the LCD screen (page 81). • [USB Connect] is not set to [Normal] on the p Set it to [Normal] (page 110). Setup screen. • The USB connectors on your computer are p Disconnect the USB cables except for those connected to the connected to other equipment besides the keyboard and the mouse (page 79). keyboard, the mouse. • The camera is not directly connected to your p Directly connect the camera and your computer without using a computer. USB hub (page 79). • The USB driver is not installed. p Install the USB driver (page 80). • 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 80, 83). 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 (page 81). computer. • The copy procedure differs depending on your p Follow the copy procedure for your OS (pages 82, 83, 90). OS. • You shot with a “Memory Stick” that was p Use a “Memory Stick” that was formatted using the camera. formatted using a computer. After making a USB — p Run “Picture Package Menu” and check [Settings]. connection, “Picture — p Make a USB connection when the computer is turned on. Package” does not automatically start. The image cannot be — p If you are using the “Picture Package” software, see the help on played back on a the upper-right corner of each screen. computer. — p Consult the computer or software manufacturer. The image and sound are • You are playing back the movie directly from p Copy the movie to the hard disk of the computer and then play affected by noise when the “Memory Stick.” the movie file back from the hard disk (pages 82, 88, 90). you play back a movie on a computer. You cannot print an — p Check the printer settings. image. Images previously copied • Copied to a wrong folder. p Copy them to an available folder, such as “101MSDCF” to a computer cannot be (page 84). viewed on the camera. “Memory Stick” Symptom Cause Solution You cannot insert a • You are inserting it backwards. p Insert it from the right side (page 20). “Memory Stick.” You cannot record on a • The write-protect switch on the “Memory Stick” p Set it to the recording position (page 112). “Memory Stick.” is set to the LOCK position. • The “Memory Stick” is full. p Delete unnecessary images (pages 41, 76). • When shooting movies, the image size is set to p Use a “Memory Stick PRO” (pages 74, 112). [640 (Fine)]. p Set the image size to any setting other than [640 (Fine)]., Symptom Cause Solution You cannot format a • The write-protect switch on the “Memory Stick” p Set it to the recording position (page 112). “Memory Stick.” is set to the LOCK position. You have formatted a • All the data on the “Memory Stick” are erased by p We recommend that you set the “Memory Stick” write-protect “Memory Stick” by formatting. You cannot restore them. switch to the LOCK position to protect accidental erasure mistake. (page 112).

PictBridge compliant printer

Symptom Cause Solution The connection cannot be • The printer is not compliant with the PictBridge p Consult with the printer manufacturer. established. standard. • The printer is not set for the connection with the p Check that the printer is turned on and can connect with the camera. camera. • [USB Connect] is not set to [PictBridge] on the p Set it to [PictBridge] (page 110). Setup screen. • Depending on the circumstances, the connection p Disconnect and connect the USB cable again. If an error may not be established. message is indicated on the printer, refer to the operating instructions supplied with the printer. You cannot print images. • The camera is not connected to the printer. p Check that the camera and the printer are properly connected using the USB cable. • The printer is not turned on. p Turn on the printer. For further information, refer to the operating instructions supplied with it. • If you select [Exit] during printing, you may not p Disconnect and connect the USB cable again. If you cannot print again depending on your printer. print still, disconnect the USB cable, turn off and on the printer, then connect the USB cable again. • Movies cannot be printed. — • Images modified with a computer or images shot — using other than this camera may not be able to be printed. Printing is canceled. • You disconnected the USB cable before the — (Not disconnect USB cable) mark disappears., Troubleshooting Symptom Cause Solution You cannot insert the date • The printer does not provide these functions. p Consult with the printer manufacturer whether the printer or print images in the provides these function or not. index mode. • The date may not be inserted in the index mode p Consult with the printer manufacturer. depending on the printer. “- - -”is printed on the • The recording date data is not recorded on the p The images that do not have the recording date data cannot be date-inserted part. image. printed with the date inserted. Set [Date] to [Off] and print it.

Others

Symptom Cause Solution The camera does not • The battery level is low or zero (The p Charge the batteries or replace with new ones (pages 11, 12). work, no operations can indicator appears.). be performed. • The AC Adaptor (not supplied) is not connected p Connect it securely to the DC IN jack of the camera and to a wall securely. outlet (wall socket) (page 15). The power is on, but the • The internal system is not working properly. p Remove, and then, after one minute, reinstall the batteries and camera does not work. turn on the camera. If this does not work, press the RESET button located inside the jack cover with a pointed object, then turn the power on again. (This will clear the date and time settings, etc.) You cannot identify the — p Check the indicator (pages 116 to 119). indicator on the LCD screen. The lens gets fogged. • Condensation is occurring. p Turn off the camera, leave the camera for about an hour and then try to use it again (page 111). The camera gets hot if you — p This is not a malfunction. use it for a long time.,

Warnings and

messages The following messages appear on the LCD screen. Message Meaning/ Corrective Action No Memory Stick • Insert a “Memory Stick” (page 20). System error • Turn the power off and on again (page 16). Memory Stick error • The inserted “Memory Stick” cannot be used with your camera (page 112). • The “Memory Stick” is damaged, or the terminal section of the “Memory Stick” is dirty. • Insert the “Memory Stick” correctly (page 20). Memory Stick type error • The inserted “Memory Stick” cannot be used with your camera (page 112). Read only memory • You cannot record or delete images on the “Memory Stick” with this camera. Memory Stick locked • The write-protect switch on the “Memory Stick” is set to the LOCK position. Set it to the recording position (page 112). No memory space • The capacity of the “Memory Stick” is insufficient. You cannot record images. Delete unnecessary images or data (pages 41, 76). Format error • The “Memory Stick” format failed. Format the “Memory Stick” again (page 43). • The battery level is low or zero. Charge the batteries or replace with new ones (pages 11, 12). Depending on the conditions of use or the type of batteries, the indicator may flash even though there are still 5 to 10 minutes of remaining battery time left. Folder error • A folder with the same first three digits number already exists on 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 on the “Memory Stick.” You cannot create any more folders. Cannot record • You attempted to select the folder that is available only for viewing with your camera. Select other folders (page 48). • Camera shake may occur due to insufficient light. Use the flash, mount the camera on a tripod, or otherwise secure the camera in place. 640 (Fine) is not available • [640 (Fine)] size movies correspond only to use with a “Memory Stick PRO.” Insert a “Memory Stick PRO” or set the image size to other than [640 (Fine)] (page 74). File error • An error occurred while playing back the image., Troubleshooting Message Meaning/ Corrective Action File protect • The image is protected against erasure. Release the protection (page 64). Image size over • You are playing back an image of a size that cannot be played back on your camera. No file in this folder • No images have been recorded in this folder. Cannot divide • The movie is not long enough to be divided. • The file is not a movie. Invalid operation • You are playing back a file that was created on equipment other than your camera. Turn the power off and on • A problem with the lens caused an error. again Enable printer to connect • [USB Connect] is set to [PictBridge], however the camera is connected to a non-PictBridge compliant device. Check the device. • Depending on the circumstances, the connection may not be established. Disconnect and connect the USB cable again. If an error message is indicated on the printer, refer to the operating instructions supplied with the printer. Connect to device • You tried to print images before the printer connection was established. Connect to a PictBridge compliant printer. No printable image • You tried to execute [DPOF image] without checking the mark. • You tried to execute [All In This Folder] while selecting the folder that stores only movies. You cannot print movies. Printer busy • Since the printer is busy, it cannot receive print requests. Check the printer. Paper error • A paper error occurred, such as paper-out, paper-jam, etc. Check the printer. Ink error • An ink error occurred. Check the printer. Printer error • The camera received an error from the printer. Check the printer, or check if the image you want to print is corrupted. • The data transmission to the printer may not be completed yet. Do not disconnect the USB cable.,

Self-diagnosis display

–If a code starting with an alphabet letter appears Your camera has a self-diagnosis display. This function displays the condition of the camera on the LCD screen using a combination of a letter and four numerical digits. If this occurs, check the following code chart and take the corresponding countermeasure. The last two digits (indicated by ss) will differ depending on the state of the camera. Self-diagnosis display Code Cause Countermeasure C:32: ss There is trouble with your Turn the power off and on again (page 16). camera’s hardware. 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 43). is inserted. The inserted “Memory Stick” Insert a new “Memory Stick” (page 20). cannot be used with your camera, or the data is damaged. E:61: ss A camera malfunction that you Press the RESET button (page 93) located E:91: ss cannot reverse has occurred. inside the jack cover, then turn on the E:92: ss camera again. If your camera is not still functioning well after trying the countermeasure a couple of times, the camera may need to be repaired. Contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility.,

Additional information

Additional information

The number of images

that can be saved/ shooting time The number of images that can be saved and the shooting time are different, 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 23. • When the remaining number of images recordable is more than 9999, “ >9999 ” is indicated. Multi Burst (Units: images) 16MB 32MB 64MB 128MB MSX-256 MSX-512 MSX-1G 1M 24 (46) 50 (93) 101(187) 202 (376) 357 (649) 726 (1320) 1482 (2694) Movie 16MB 32MB 64MB 128MB MSX-256 MSX-512 MSX-1G 640 (Fine) — — — — 0:02:57 0:06:02 0:12:20 0:00:42 0:01:27 0:02:56 0:05:54 0:10:42 0:21:47 0:44:27 (Standard) 160 0:11:12 0:22:42 0:45:39 1:31:33 2:51:21 5:47:05 11:44:22 The numbers indicate the recording time. For example: “1:31:33” indicates “1 hour, 31 minutes, 33 seconds.” • The image size is as follows: 640 (Fine): 640×480 640 (Standard): 640×480 160: 160×112,

Menu items

Menu items that can be changed differ depending on the position of the mode switch or the setting of the camera. Default settings are indicated with x.

When the mode switch is set to

Item Setting Description (Camera) / / / / / / Selects the camera mode (page 25). Program / x Auto (EV) 1) +2.0EV / +1.7EV / +1.3EV / Adjusts the exposure (page 52). +1.0EV / +0.7EV / +0.3EV / x0EV / −0.3EV / −0.7EV / −1.0EV / −1.3EV / −1.7EV / −2.0EV 9 (Focus) 1) 2) ∞ / 7.0m / 3.0m / 1.0m / 0.5m / Chooses the auto focus method (page 49), or sets the focus preset distance (page 51). Center AF / x Multi AF WB (White Bal) 1) 2) / / / / xAuto Sets the white balance (page 55). ISO (ISO) 1) 400 / 200 / 100 / xAuto Selects the ISO sensitivity. When shooting under dark conditions or shooting a fast- moving subject, use a high-number setting. When recording high-quality images, use a low-number setting. • The higher the number you select, the more the noise increases. (P.Quality) 1) xFine / Standard Records images with fine image quality mode. / Records images in the standard image quality mode (page 46). Mode (REC Mode) Multi Burst – Records a continuous burst of 16 frames within a single still image (page 57). Burst – Records images in succession (page 56). xNormal – Records an image using the normal recording mode. 1) When (Camera) is set to [Auto], this item is not displayed. 2) Some of the settings are restricted based on the setting of (Camera) (page 36)., Additional information Item Setting Description (Interval) 1) 3) 1/7.5 / 1/15 / x1/30 Selects the Multi Burst between-frame shutter interval (Only when [Mode] (REC Mode) is set to [Multi Burst]) (page 57). (Flash Level) 1) 4) + / xNormal / – Selects the amount of flash light (page 56). PFX (P.Effect) 1) B&W / Sepia / xOff Sets the special effects for the image (page 58). 1) When (Camera) is set to [Auto], this item is not displayed. 3) When (Camera) is set to , or , this item is not displayed. 4) When (Camera) is set to or , this item is not displayed.

When the mode switch is set to

Item Setting Description (EV) +2.0EV / +1.7EV / +1.3EV / Adjusts the exposure (page 52). +1.0EV / +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 / Chooses the auto focus method (page 49), or sets the focus preset distance (page 51). Center AF / x Multi AF WB (White Bal) / / / / xAuto Sets the white balance (page 55). PFX (P.Effect) B&W / Sepia / xOff Sets the special effects for the image (page 58).

When the mode switch is set to

Item Setting Description (Folder) OK/Cancel Selects the folder that contains the images you want to play back (page 59). - (Protect) — Protects/unprotects images against accidental erasure (page 64). (DPOF) — Selects still images you want to attach/cancel the print (DPOF) mark (page 66). (Print) — Prints images using a PictBridge compliant printer (page 68)., Item Setting Description (Slide) Interval – Sets the slide show interval (page 61). (For single-image screen only.) x3 sec/ 5 sec/ 10 sec/ 30 sec/ 1 min Image – Selects images from either folder or recording media. xFolder/All Repeat – Repeats the slide show. xOn/Off Start – Starts the slide show. Cancel – Cancels the settings and execution of the slide show. (Resize) 4M / 3M / 1M / VGA / Cancel Changes the recorded image size (page 65). (For single-image screen only.) (Rotate) (counter-clockwise) / Rotates the still image (page 62). (For single-image screen only.) (clockwise) / OK / Cancel (Divide) OK / Cancel Divides a movie (page 77). (For single-image screen only.), Additional information

Setup items

The Setup screen appears when you advance to in the menu and press B again. Default settings are indicated with x. (Camera) Item Setting Description AF Mode xSingle / Monitor Selects the focus operation mode (page 50). Digital Zoom Smart / xPrecision Selects the digital zoom mode (page 27). Date/Time Day&Time / Date / xOff Selects whether to insert the date and time into the image (page 32). When shooting movies or images recorded in Multi Burst mode, 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 30). AF Illuminator xAuto / Off Selects whether to emit an AF fill light in the dark. Helps when it is hard to focus on the subject under dark lighting (page 31). Auto Review On / xOff When shooting still images, selects whether to display the image just after you shoot a still image. Setting this to [On] displays the recorded images for about two seconds. During this time, you cannot shoot the next image. (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 43). Create REC. OK / Cancel Creates a folder for recording images (page 47). Folder Change REC. OK / Cancel Changes a folder for recording images (page 48). Folder, (Setup 1) Item Setting Description LCD Backlight Bright/ xNormal/ Selects the brightness of the LCD backlight. Selecting [Bright] makes the LCD screen bright and easy Dark 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 batteries. Beep Shutter – Turns on the shutter sound when you press the shutter button. x On – Turns on the beep/shutter sound when you press the control button/the shutter button. Off – Turns off the beep/shutter sound. Language — Displays the menu items, warnings and messages in selected language. (Setup 2) Item Setting Description File Number x Series – 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.) USB Connect PictBridge/PTP/ Switches the USB mode when connecting with a computer or a PictBridge compliant printer using the xNormal USB cable. Video Out (DSC- NTSC – Sets the video output signal to NTSC mode (e.g., USA, Japan). P43 only) PAL – Sets the video output signal to PAL mode (e.g., Europe). Clock Set OK / Cancel Sets the date and time (pages 17, 46)., Additional information Cleaning the camera surface Moisture condensation occurs easily

Precautions Clean the camera surface with a soft cloth when:

slightly moistened with water, then wipe the • The camera is brought from a cold

Do not leave the camera in the surface with a dry cloth. Do not use the location such as a ski slope into a warmly

following places following as this may damage the finish or heated room. • In extremely hot place, such as in a car the casing. • The camera is taken from an air- parked in the sun. The camera body may – Thinner, benzine, alcohol, disposable conditioned room or car interior to the hot become deformed or this may cause a cloth, or chemical such as insecticide outdoors, etc. malfunction. – Touch the camera with the above on your • Under direct sunlight or near a heater. hand To prevent moisture condensation The camera body may become deformed – Contact with rubber or vinyl for a long When bringing the camera from a cold or this may cause a malfunction. time place to a warm place, seal the camera in a • On rocking vibration plastic bag and leave it in the new location • Near strong magnetic place Note on operating temperature for about an hour. Remove the plastic bag • On sandy or in dusty place The camera is designed for use within a when the camera has adapted to the new Do not let sand get into the camera. Sand temperature range of 0°C to 40°C (32°F to temperature. or dust may cause the camera to 104°F) (When using alkaline batteries: 5°C malfunction and sometimes this to 40°C (41°F to 104°F)). Shooting in If moisture condensation occurs malfunction cannot be repaired. extremely cold or hot locations that exceed Turn off the camera and wait about an hour this range is not recommended. for the moisture to evaporate. Note that if you attempt to shoot with moisture

Cleaning

remaining inside the lens, you will be Cleaning the LCD screen On moisture condensation unable to record clear images. Clean the screen surface with an LCD If the camera is brought directly from a cold cleaning kit (not supplied) to remove to a warm location, or is placed in a very fingerprints, dust, etc. damp room, moisture may condense inside or outside the camera. This moisture Cleaning the lens condensation may cause a malfunction of Wipe the lens with a soft cloth to remove the camera. fingerprints, dust, etc.,

The internal rechargeable button 4) [640 (Fine)] size movies can be recorded or

battery The “Memory Stick” played back only using a “Memory Stick PRO” or “Memory Stick PRO Duo.” This camera has an internal rechargeable button battery for maintaining the date and “Memory Stick” is a new compact, portable • The “Memory Stick” formatted with a computer is not guaranteed to operate with this camera. time and other settings regardless of and versatile IC “Memory Stick” with a • The data read/write time differs depending on whether the power is on or off. data capacity that exceeds the capacity of a the combination of the “Memory Stick” and a This rechargeable button battery is floppy disk. device. continually charged as long as you are using The “Memory Stick” that can be used with the camera. However, if you use the camera this camera is as follows. However, we have Notes on use of the “Memory Stick” for only short periods it discharges no guarantee of proper operation. (supplied) Recording/ • You cannot record, edit, or delete images when gradually, and if you do not use the camera “Memory Stick” playback 4) the write-protect switch is set to LOCK.at all for about one month it becomes completely discharged. In this case, be sure Memory Stick Yes Terminal to charge this rechargeable button battery Memory Stick Duo 1) Yes before using the camera. Memory Stick Duo (MagicGate/ Note that even if this rechargeable button higher speed data transmission Yes 2)3) battery is not charged, you can still use the compatible) 1) Write-protect camera as long as you do not record the date MagicGate Memory Stick Yes 2) switch and time. MagicGate Memory Stick Duo 1) Yes 2) Memory Stick PRO Yes2)3) Labeling position How to charge Memory Stick PRO Duo 1) Yes 2)3) The position or the shape of the write-protect Connect the camera to a wall outlet (wall 1) When using it with this camera, be sure to switch may differ depending on the “Memory socket) using the AC Adaptor (not insert into the Memory Stick Duo Adaptor. Stick” you use. supplied), or install the charged nickel- 2) “MagicGate Memory Stick” is equipped with metal hydride batteries, or new alkaline the MagicGate copyright protection • Do not remove the “Memory Stick” while reading or writing data. batteries and leave the camera for 24 hours technology. MagicGate is copyright protection technology that uses encryption technology. • Data may be damaged in the following cases: or more with the power turned off. However, because your camera does not – Removing the “Memory Stick” or turning off support the MagicGate standards, data recorded the camera while reading or writing data. • The rechargeable button battery is located with your camera is not subject to MagicGate – Using the camera in a location subject to the inside the battery insertion slot. Never remove copyright protection. effects of static electricity or noise. the rechargeable button battery. 3) Supports high-speed data transmission using • We recommend you back up any important the parallel interface. data. • Do not attach any other material than the supplied label on the labeling position., Additional information • When you attach the supplied label, be sure to • When formatting the “Memory Stick Duo,” attach it to the labeling position. Be careful that insert the “Memory Stick Duo” into the The batteries the label does not stick out. Memory Stick Duo Adaptor. • When you carry or store the “Memory Stick,” • When the “Memory Stick Duo” is equipped put it in the case supplied with it. with the write protect switch, release its lock. Effective use of the battery • Do not touch the terminals of a “Memory Stick” with your hand or a metal object. Note on use of the “Memory Stick • Battery performance decreases in low- PRO” (not supplied) temperature surroundings, and the battery • Do not strike, bend or drop a “Memory Stick.” • Do not disassemble or modify a “Memory “Memory Stick PRO” with a capacity of up to life is shortened under such Stick.” 1 GB is verified for this camera. circumstances. To use the battery longer, • Do not expose the “Memory Stick” to water. we recommend you keep the battery • Avoid using or storing the “Memory Stick” in stored in the supplied battery case, in a the following places: pocket close to your body to warm it, and – In a car parked in the sun, or at a high insert it in your camera just before you temperature. – Under direct sunlight. start shooting. – In a humid place or near corrosive material. • If you shoot a lot using the flash, the battery power will be used up faster. Notes on use of the “Memory Stick • We recommend having spare batteries Duo” (not supplied) handy for two or three times the expected • Be sure to insert the “Memory Stick Duo” into shooting time, and try test shooting the Memory Stick Duo Adaptor when using the before the actually using the camera. “Memory Stick Duo” with the camera. If you • Do not expose the battery to water. The insert the “Memory Stick Duo” into the camera battery is not water-resistant. without attaching the Memory Stick Duo Adaptor, you may not be able to remove the “Memory Stick Duo.” Battery life • Verify that you are inserting the “Memory Stick • The nickel-metal hydride battery Duo” in the proper direction when inserting it (supplied with the DSC-P43) life is into the Memory Stick Duo Adaptor. • Verify that you are inserting the Memory Stick limited. Battery capacity decreases little Duo Adaptor in the proper direction when by little as you use it more and more, and inserting it into the camera. Inserting it in the as time passes. When the battery wrong direction may cause a malfunction. operating time seems to have been • Do not insert a “Memory Stick Duo” that is not considerably shortened, a probable cause inserted into a Memory Stick Duo Adaptor into is that the battery has reached the end of a “Memory Stick”-compatible unit. This may cause a malfunction of the unit. its life., • The battery life varies depending on storage, operating conditions, and The battery charger Specifications environment, and is different for each (DSC-P43 only) battery. x Camera • Do not charge any other batteries except [System] the Sony nickel-metal hydride battery Image device 6.85 mm (1/2.7 type) color using the supplied battery charger. If you CCD charge other types of battery (manganese, Primary color filter alkaline, lithium, ni-cd batteries, etc.), Total pixels number of camera Approx. 4 231 000 pixels this may cause leakage, explosion, or Effective pixels number of camera overheating of the battery, and personal Approx. 4 065 000 pixels scald or injury may be caused. Lens Fixed focal length lens • Do not recharge a fully charged nickel- f=5.0 mm metal hydride battery. This may cause (35 mm camera conversion: 33 mm) F2.8 leakage, explosion, or overheating of the Exposure control battery. Automatic, Twilight, Twilight • When charging a high capacity battery portrait, Candle, Landscape, Beach, other than the supplied battery using the Soft snap supplied battery charger, the full capacity White balance of the battery may not be available. Automatic, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Incandescent • When the CHARGE lamp flashes, the File format (DCF compliant) battery may cause a malfunction if an Still images: Exif Ver. 2.2, JPEG unspecified battery was inserted. First, compliant, DPOF compatible verify that the battery is specified for use Movies: MPEG1 compliant (Monaural) with the charger. If the battery is Recording medium specified for use with the charger, remove “Memory Stick” all the batteries from the battery charger, Flash Recommended distance (when ISO insert other batteries, such as new ones, sensitivity is set to Auto) and check that the battery charger works 0.2 to 3.5 m (7 /8 inches to 11 feet 5 7/ inches) properly. When the battery charger works 8 properly, the batteries may be the cause of the malfunction., Additional information [Input and output connectors] Mass Approx. 195 g (0.4 lb 6.9 oz) (two Dimensions Approx. 48 × 29 × 81 mm (1 15/16 × batteries “Memory Stick,” wrist 1 3/ × 3 1/ inches) (W/H/D, A/V OUT (MONO) jack (Monaural) (DSC-P43 16 4strap, and so on included) protruding portions not included) only) Minijack Microphone Electret condenser microphone Mass Approx. 130 g (5 oz) Video: 1 Vp-p, 75 Ω, unbalanced, Speaker Dynamic speaker sync negative Accessories Audio: 327 mV (at a 47 kΩ load) Exif Print Compatible • HR6 (size AA) Ni-MH batteries (2) (DSC-P43 Output impedance 2.2 kΩ PRINT Image Matching II only) USB jack mini-B Compatible • R6 (size AA) alkaline batteries (2) (DSC-P41 USB communication PictBridge Compatible only) Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0 compliant) • Battery case (1) x BC-CS2A/CS2B Ni-MH battery • BC-CS2A/CS2B Ni-MH Battery charger (1) [LCD screen] charger (supplied with the DSC- (DSC-P43 only) LCD panel used P43) • Power cord (mains lead) (1) (DSC-P43 only) 3.8 cm (1.5 type) TFT drive Power requirements • USB cable (1) Total number of dots AC 100 to 240V 50/60Hz • A/V connecting cable (1) (DSC-P43 only) 67 200 (280×240) dots3W• Wrist strap (1) Output voltage • “Memory Stick” (16MB) (1) [Power, general] AA : DC 1.4 V 400 mA × 2 AAA : DC 1.4 V 160 mA × 2 • CD-ROM (USB driver: SPVD-012) (1) Power AA nickel hydride batteries (2) 2.4 V Operating temperature range • Operating Instructions (1) AA alkaline batteries (2) 0° to +40°C (32° to +104°F) Design and specifications are subject to change 3.0 V Storage temperature range without notice. AC-LS5 AC Adaptor −20° to +60°C (−4° to +140°F) (not supplied), 4.2 V Dimensions 71 × 30 × 91 mm Power consumption (during shooting with LCD (2 7/8 × 1 3/16 × 3 5/8 inches) (W/H/ screen on) D) 1.3 W Mass Approx. 90 g (3 oz) Operating temperature range 0° to +40°C (32° to +104°F) (When using alkaline batteries: 5° to x AC-LS5 AC Adaptor (not supplied) +40°C (41° to +104°F)) Input rating AC 100 to 240 V, 50/60 Hz Storage temperature range 11 W, 0.16 to 0.09 A −20° to +60°C (−4° to +140°F) Output rating DC 4.2 V, 1.5 A Dimensions 101.2 × 53.7 × 35.6 mm Operating temperature range (4 × 2 1/8 × 1 7/16 inches) 0° to +40°C (32° to +104°F) (W/H/D, protruding portions not Storage temperature range included) −20° to +60°C (−4° to +140°F),

The LCD screen For shooting still images

1 q; 2 qa 3 qs 4 qd 5 VGA FINE 101 qf 1/30" 400 6 C:32:00 DATE ISO400 qg qh qj qk SAF 250 F2.0 +2.0EV ql w; wa ws The page numbers in parentheses indicate the location of additional important information. A Image size indicator (21)/ Multi Burst between-frame interval indicator (57) B Recording mode indicator (56, 57) C AE/AF lock indicator (25) D Battery remaining indicator (13) E White balance indicator (55)/ Camera mode indicator/ Flash mode (29)/ Red-eye reduction (30) F AF illuminator indicator (31) G Metering mode indicator (54)/ Picture effect indicator (58) H Low battery warning (102) I AF mode (50)/ AF range finder frame indicator (49)/ Focus preset value (51) J Image quality indicator (46) K Recording folder indicator (47) L Remaining number of recordable images indicator (23) M Remaining “Memory Stick” capacity indicator N Self-diagnosis display (104)/ Date/time indicator (32)/ ISO sensitivity (106) O Self-timer indicator (28) P Vibration warning indicator (102), Additional information Q Spot metering cross hair (54) R AF range finder frame (49) S Menu/guide menu (45) T EV adjustment indicator (52) U Aperture value indicator V NR slow shutter indicator (36)/ Shutter speed indicator • Pressing the MENU button switches the menu/ guide menu on/off.

For shooting movies

q; qa 3 STBY 00:00:00 [00:28:25] qs C:32:00 4 qd 5 qf 7 +2.0EV 8 qg qh A Recording mode indicator (74) K Recording folder indicator (47) B Battery remaining indicator (13) L Remaining “Memory Stick” C White balance indicator (55) capacity indicator D Metering mode indicator (54)/ M Self-diagnosis display (104) Picture effect indicator (58) N Self-timer indicator (28) E Low battery warning (102) O EV adjustment indicator (52) F AF range finder frame (49) P Menu/guide menu (45) G Spot metering cross hair (54) H AF range finder frame indicator • Pressing the MENU button switches the menu/ (49)/ guide menu on/off. Focus preset value (51) I Image size indicator (74) J Recording time [Maximum recordable time] indicator (74),

For still image playback

q; qa qs qd VGA 101 4 101 12 / 12 qf C:32:005Px1.3 +2.0EV ISO400 qg

AWB

2000 F5.6 qh qj qk7101–00122005119: 3 0 AM BACK/NEXT VOLUME A Change folder indicator (59) H Recording date/time of the B Image size indicator (21) image (32)/ C Recording mode indicator Menu/guide menu (45) (56, 57) I PictBridge connecting indicator D Protect mark indicator (64)/ (68) Print (DPOF) mark indicator (66) J Playback folder indicator (59) E Zoom indicator (27)/ K Image number Frame by frame playback L Number of images recorded in indicator (63) the playback folder Not disconnect USB cable M Recording folder indicator (47)F indicator (103) N Remaining “Memory Stick” G Folder-file number (84) capacity indicator O Self-diagnosis display (104) P EV adjustment indicator (52)/ ISO sensitivity (106) Q Metering mode indicator (54)/ Flash indicator/ White balance indicator (55) R Shutter speed indicator/ Aperture value indicator • Pressing the MENU button switches the menu/ guide menu on/off., Additional information

For movie playback

101 8 / 8 VOL. 00:00:12

DPOF

A Image size indicator (75) L Playback bar (75) B Recording mode indicator (75) M Menu/Guide menu (45) C Playback indicator (75)/ Volume indicator (75) D Change folder indicator (59) E Playback folder indicator (59) F Image number G Number of images recorded in the playback folder H Recording folder indicator (47) I Remaining “Memory Stick” capacity indicator J Counter (75) K Playback screen (75) • Pressing the MENU button switches the menu/ guide menu on/off. The page numbers in parentheses indicate the location of additional important information.,

Index

Copying images to your computer ... 82, 88, 90 Inserting a "Memory Stick" ... 20

Index Cutting movies ... 77 Inserting the date and time ... 32

Installation ... 80, 86

A D

A/V connecting cable ... 39 Daylight ... 55 J AC Adaptor ... 15 Daylight synchro ... 30 JPG ... 85 Access lamp ... 20 DC plug ... 15 AE/AF lock ... 25, 26 Deleting movies ... 76 L AF ... 25 Deleting still images ... 41 Landscape ... 34 AF illuminator ... 31 Digital zoom ... 27 LCD backlight ... 110 AF Mode ... 50 Divide ... 77 LCD screen display ... 116 AF range finder ... 49 DPOF ... 66 Auto adjustment mode ... 25 M Auto Focus ... 26, 49 E Memory Stick ... 112 Auto Power Off function ... 16 EV adjustment ... 52 Menu ... 45, 106 Auto Review ... 109 Metering mode ... 54

F Mode switch ... 9 B File names ... 84 Moisture condensation ... 111

B&W ... 58 File storage destinations ... 84 Monitoring AF ... 50 Battery remaining indicator ... 13 Finder ... 31 MPG ... 85 Beach ... 34 Flash ... 29 Multi Burst ... 57, 62 Beep/shutter sound ... 110 Flash Level ... 56 Multi-pattern metering ... 54 Burst ... 56 Fluorescent ... 55 Multipoint AF ... 49 Focus preset ... 51

C Folder ... 47, 59 N

Candle ... 34 Format ... 43 NR slow shutter ... 36 CD-ROM ... 80 NTSC ... 110 Center AF ... 49 I Number of images that can be saved or shooting Charging the battery ... 10 Image quality ... 46 time ... 14, 23, 105 Cleaning ... 111 Image size ... 21, 22 Clock Set ... 17, 46, 110 ImageMixer VCD2 ... 91 P Cloudy ... 55 Incandescent ... 55 PAL ... 110 Control button ... 17 Index screen ... 37 PictBridge ... 68, Index Picture Effect ...58 T Picture Package ...86 Twilight ... 34 Playback zoom ...60 Twilight portrait ... 34 Power on/off ...16 Precautions ...111 U Precision digital zoom ...27 USB ... 81, 90 Print (DPOF) mark ...66 USB driver ... 80 Protect ...64 Using your camera abroad ... 16

Q V

Quick Review ...26 VGA ... 22 Video CD ... 92

R Viewing images on TV ... 39

Red Eye Reduction ...30 Viewing movies on the LCD screen ... 75 RESET button ...93 Viewing the images on the LCD screen ... 37 Resize ...65 Rotate ...62 W Warnings and messages ... 102

S White balance ... 55

Self-diagnosis display ...104 Self-timer ...28 Z Sepia ...58 Zoom ... 27 Setup ...46, 109 Shooting movies ...74 Shooting still images ...24 Single AF ...50 Single screen ...37 Slide show ...61 Smart zoom ...27 Soft snap ...34 Spot metering ...54, Printed on 100% recycled paper using VOC (Volatile Organic Additional information on this product and answers to frequent Compound)-free vegetable oil asked questions can be found at our Customer Support Website. based ink. Sony Corporation Printed in Japan,

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DSC-R1 SERVICE MANUAL LEVEL 2 US Model Ver 1.0 2005.10 Canadian Model Revision History AEP Model UK Model How to use E Model Acrobat Reader Australian Model Hong Kong Model Chinese Model Korea Model Japanese Model Tourist Model Link SPECIFICATIONS BLOCK DIAGRAMS PRINTED WIRING BOARDS SERVICE NOTE FR
DSC-R1 SERVICE MANUAL LEVEL 3 US Model Ver 1.2 2006.05 Canadian Model UK Model Hong Kong Model Chinese Model Korea Model Japanese Model Tourist Model
DSC-R1 SERVICE MANUAL LEVEL 3 US Model Ver 1.2 2006.05 Canadian Model Revision History AEP Model UK Model How to use E Model Acrobat Reader Australian Model Hong Kong Model Chinese Model Korea Model Japanese Model Tourist Model Link FRAME SCHEMATIC DIAGRAM PRINTED WIRING BOARDS REPAIR PARTS LIST SCH
SAFETY-RELATED COMPONENT WARNING!!
DSC-S30/S50 SERVICE MANUAL AEP Model UK Model Level 1 Ver 1.3 2004. 07 Photo: DSC-S30 SPECIFICATIONS System Output connector Operation temperature Storage temperature Image device A/V OUT (Monaural) 32˚F to 104˚F –4˚F to +140˚F 1/2.7 type color CCD (DSC-S50 only) (0˚C to 40˚C) (–20˚C to +60˚C) Minij
SAFETY-RELATED COMPONENT WARNING!!
DSC-S30/S50 SERVICE MANUAL AEP Model UK Model Level 1 Ver 1.1 2000. 09 With SUPPLEMENT-1 (9-929-819-81) Photo: DSC-S30 SPECIFICATIONS System Output connector Operation temperature Storage temperature Image device A/V OUT (Monaural) 32˚F to 104˚F –4˚F to +140˚F 1/2.7 type color CCD (DSC-S50 only) (0˚
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DSC-S30/S50 US Model Canadian Model SERVICE MANUAL AEP ModelUK Model Level2EModel Hong Kong Model Ver 1.3 2004. 07 Australian Model Chinese Model Korea Model Tourist Model Japanese Model CORRECTION-1 File this correction with the service manual. • Correction of SCHEMATIC DIAGRAMS • Correction of EXP
DSC-R1 SERVICE MANUAL LEVEL 2 US Model UK Model Hong Kong Model Chinese Model Korea Model Japanese Model Tourist Model
DSC-R1 SERVICE MANUAL LEVEL 2 US Model Ver 1.1 2005.11 Canadian Model Revision History AEP Model UK Model How to use E Model Acrobat Reader Australian Model Hong Kong Model Chinese Model Korea Model Japanese Model Tourist Model Link SPECIFICATIONS BLOCK DIAGRAMS PRINTED WIRING BOARDS SERVICE NOTE FR
Supplied accessories
DSC-S30/S50 SERVICE MANUAL US Model Ver 1.1 2000. 09 Canadian ModelLevel 2 With SUPPLEMENT-1(9-929-819-82) AEP Model UK Model E Model Hong Kong Model Australian Model Chinese Model Korea Model Tourist Model Photo: DSC-S30 Japanese Model This service manual contains information for Japanese model as
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DSC-S40 Auto-ADJ SERVICE MANUAL Ver 1.1 2005.11 CORRECTION-1 We will inform you that there are printing errors in the service manual previously issued. • Correction of the Before starting adjustment • Correction of the Table 6-1-1 • Correction of the Service tool DSC-S40 2005K0500-1© 2005.11 9-876-8
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DSC-S40 LEVEL 2 US Model SERVICE MANUAL Canadian Model AEP Model Ver 1.2 2005.09 UK Model E Model Australian Model Hong Kong Model Chinese Model Korea Model Japanese Model SUPPLEMENT-1 Tourist Model File this supplement with the service manual. (PV05-041) • Change of Repair Parts Suffix No. of ST-11