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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W30 User's Manual

Sony digital still camera dsc-w30/w40/w50 user's guide.

 
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to frequently asked questions can be found at our
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Digital Still Camera
Digital Still Camera
User's Guide/
User's Guide/
Troubleshooting
DSC-W30/W40/W50
"Read This First" (separate volume)
Explains the set-up and basic operations for
shooting/playback with your camera.
Operating Instructions
Before operating the unit, please read this manual and
"Read This First" (separate volume) thoroughly, and retain
it for future reference.
Owner's Record
The model and serial numbers are located on the bottom.
Record the serial number in the space provided below.
Refer to these numbers whenever you call upon your Sony
dealer regarding this product.
Model No. DSC-W30/W40/W50
Serial No. ___________________________
© 2006 Sony Corporation
Enjoying
the camera
Using the menu
Using the Setup
screen
Using your computer
Printing still images
Connecting your
camera to your TV
Troubleshooting
Others
2-667-836-13(1)

Summary of Contents

  • Page 1

    Owner’s Record The model and serial numbers are located on the bottom. Record the serial number in the space provided below. Refer to these numbers whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product. Model No. DSC-W30/W40/W50 Serial No. ___________________________ ©...

  • Page 2

    WARNING To reduce fire or shock hazard, do not expose the unit to rain or moisture. For Customers in the U.S.A. This symbol is intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated “dangerous voltage” within the product's enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.

  • Page 3

    IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS For your protection, please read these safety instructions completely before operating the appliance, and keep this manual for future reference. Carefully observe all warnings, precautions and instructions on the appliance, or the one described in the operating instructions and adhere to them.

  • Page 4

    Lightning For added protection for this set during a lightning storm, or when it is left unattended and unused for long periods of time, unplug it from the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna or cable system. This will prevent damage to the set due to lightning and power-line surges.

  • Page 5: Read This First

    Caution: Do not handle damaged or leaking Lithium-Ion batteries. For Customers in the U.S.A. If you have any questions about this product, you may call: Sony Customer Information Services Center 1-800-222-SONY (7669) The number below is for the FCC related matters only. Regulatory Information...

  • Page 6

    If the plug supplied with this equipment has a detachable fuse cover, be sure to attach the fuse cover after you change the fuse. Never use the plug without the fuse cover. If you should lose the fuse cover, please contact your nearest Sony service station.

  • Page 7: Notes On Using Your Camera

    Notes on using your camera Types of “Memory Stick” that can be used (not supplied) The IC recording medium used by this camera is a “Memory Stick Duo”. There are two types of “Memory Stick”. “Memory Stick Duo”: you can use a “Memory Stick Duo”...

  • Page 8

    • Using the camera in sandy or dusty locations may cause malfunctions. • If moisture condensation occurs, remove it before using the camera (page 99). • Do not shake or strike the camera. In addition to malfunctions and an inability to record images, this may render the recording medium unusable, or cause image data breakdown, damage or loss.

  • Page 9

    For full use of the digital still camera Prepare the camera and shoot images easily “Read This First” (separate volume) 1 Prepare the battery pack 2 Turn the camera on/set the clock 3 Insert a “Memory Stick Duo” (not supplied) 4 Select the image size for use 5 Shoot images easily (Auto adjustment mode) Shoot still images (Scene Selection)

  • Page 10: Table Of Contents, Enjoying The Camera

    Table of contents Read this first ... 5 Notes on using your camera ... 7 Enjoying the camera Basic techniques for better images... 13 Focus – Focusing on a subject successfully... 13 Exposure – Adjusting the light intensity... 14 Color – On the effects of lighting ... 15 Quality –...

  • Page 11

    Viewing menu...39 (Folder) - (Protect) DPOF (Print) (Slide) (Resize) (Rotate) (Divide) (Setup) Trimming Using the Setup screen Using Setup items Camera ...47 AF Mode Digital Zoom Function Guide Red Eye Reduction AF Illuminator Auto Review Internal Memory Tool ...50 Format Memory Stick Tool ...51 Format Create REC.

  • Page 12: Table Of Contents

    Using your computer Enjoying your Windows computer... 56 Installing the software (supplied) ... 58 Copying images to your computer ... 59 Viewing image files stored on a computer with your camera (using a “Memory Stick Duo”) ... 65 Using the “Cyber-shot Viewer” (supplied) ... 66 Using your Macintosh computer ...

  • Page 13: Basic Techniques For Better Images, Focus – Focusing On A Subject Successfully

    Enjoying the camera Basic techniques for better images Focus Exposure Focus Focusing on a subject successfully When you press the shutter button halfway down, the camera adjusts the focus automatically (Auto Focus). Remember to press the shutter button only halfway down. Press the shutter button fully down straight away.

  • Page 14: Exposure – Adjusting The Light Intensity

    Exposure Adjusting the light intensity You can create various images by adjusting the exposure and the ISO sensitivity. Exposure is the amount of light that the camera will receive when you release the shutter. Overexposure = too much light Whitish image Correct exposure Underexposure = too little light...

  • Page 15: Color – On The Effects Of Lighting, Quality – On "image Quality" And "image Size

    Color On the effects of lighting The apparent color of the subject is affected by the lighting conditions. Example: The color of an image affected by light sources Weather/lighting Daylight Characteristics of light White (standard) The color tones are adjusted automatically in the auto adjustment mode. However, you can adjust color tones manually with [White Bal] (page 35).

  • Page 16

    Selecting the image size for use (t step 4 in “Read This First”) Pixel The default settings are marked with Image size 6M (2816×2112) (2816×1872) 3M (2048×1536) 2M (1632×1224) VGA (640×480) 16:9 (1920×1080) Images are recorded in the same 3:2 aspect ratio as photograph printing paper or postcards, etc. Both edges of the image may be cut off when printing (page 89).

  • Page 17: Identifying Parts

    Identifying parts See the pages in parentheses for details of operation. A Shutter button ( step 5 in “Read This First”) B For shooting: Zoom (W/T) lever step 5 in “Read This First”) For viewing: (Playback zoom) lever/ (Index) lever ( “Read This First”) C Finder window D Lens...

  • Page 18

    (Playback) button ( “Read This First”) I DC IN jack When using an AC-LS5K AC Adaptor (not supplied) For details, refer to the operation manual supplied with the AC adaptor. DSC-W50 2 To DC IN jack DSC-W30/W40 • If you connect the AC-LS5K AC Adaptor, you cannot charge the battery pack.

  • Page 19: Indicators On The Screen

    Indicators on the screen See the pages in parentheses for details of operation. When shooting still images When shooting movies Display Indication Battery remaining ( 1 in “Read This First”) AE/AF lock ( “Read This First”) Recording mode (28, 36) White balance (35) STBY Standby/Recording a movie...

  • Page 20

    Display Indication Image size ( “Read This First”) • is displayed only when FINE 16:9 the Multi Burst is activated. 1 6 0 FINE STD Image quality (36) Recording folder (51) • This does not appear when using internal memory. Remaining internal memory capacity (24) Remaining “Memory...

  • Page 21

    When playing back still images BACK/NEXT VOLUME When playing back movies Display Indication Battery remaining ( 1 in “Read This First”) Recording mode (28, 36) Image size ( “Read This First”) FINE 16:9 1 6 0 Playback mode (t step 6 in “Read This First”) Protect (40) Print order (DPOF) mark...

  • Page 22

    Display Indication PictBridge connecting (74) Recording folder (51) • This does not appear when using internal memory. Playback folder (39) • This does not appear when using internal memory. Remaining internal memory capacity (24) Remaining “Memory Stick” capacity (24) 8/8 12/12 Image number/Number of images recorded in selected folder...

  • Page 23: Changing The Screen Display

    Changing the screen display Each time you press the (Screen display switch) button, the display changes as follows. Histogram on Histogram display Indicators off LCD screen off Indicators on z Using a histogram Dark A Number of pixels B Brightness •...

  • Page 24: Number Of Still Images And Recording Time Of Movies

    Number of still images and recording time of movies The tables show the approximate number of still images and the length of time for movies that can be recorded on a “Memory Stick Duo” formatted with this camera. The values may vary depending on the shooting conditions.

  • Page 25

    • Movies with the size set to [640(Fine)] can only be recorded on a “Memory Stick PRO Duo”. • For image size and image quality, see page 15. • When images recorded using earlier Sony models are played back on this camera, the display may differ from the actual image size.

  • Page 26: When You Do Not Have A "memory Stick Duo" (recording With The Internal Memory)

    When you do not have a “Memory Stick Duo” (Recording with the internal memory) The camera has 32 MB of internal memory. This memory is not removable. Even when there is no “Memory Stick Duo” inserted in the camera, you can record images using this internal memory.

  • Page 27: Battery Life And Number Of Images That Can Be Recorded/viewed

    Battery life and number of images that can be recorded/viewed The tables show the approximate number of images that can be recorded/viewed and the battery life when you shoot images in [Normal] mode with the battery pack (supplied) at full capacity and at an ambient temperature of 25°C (77°F).

  • Page 28: Using The Mode Dial

    Using the mode dial Set the mode dial to the desired function. Control button Still image shooting modes Auto Adjustment mode Allows easy shooting with the settings adjusted automatically. This First” Program Auto mode Allows you to shoot with the exposure adjusted automatically (both the shutter speed and the aperture value).

  • Page 29

    Scene Selection For details step 5 in “Read This First” For shooting an image appropriately according to the scene condition, a combination of functions is determined by the camera. Macro Flash — — ( : you can select the desired setting) AF range White Focus preset...

  • Page 30: Using Menu Items

    Using the menu Using menu items v/V/b/B button z button Recording: Turn on the camera, then set the mode dial. Playback: Press Different items are available depending on the position of the mode dial and Recording/Playback mode. Press MENU to display the menu. Select the desired menu item with b/B on the control button.

  • Page 31: Menu Items

    Menu items Menu for shooting (page 32) The menu items available vary depending on the mode dial position. Only the available items are displayed on the screen. COLOR (Color Mode) 9 (Focus) (Metering Mode) WB (White Bal) (P.Quality) Mode (REC Mode) (Interval) (Flash Level) (Contrast)

  • Page 32: Shooting Menu

    Shooting menu The default settings are marked with COLOR (Color Mode) You can change the brightness of the image, accompanied by effects. B&W (B & W) Sepia (SEPIA) Natural (NATURAL) Rich (RICH) Normal • You can select only [B&W] and [Sepia] when shooting movies. •...

  • Page 33

    9 (Focus) You can change the focus method. Use the menu when it is difficult to get the proper focus in auto focus mode. (unlimited distance) 7.0m 3.0m 1.0m 0.5m Center AF Multi AF (Multipoint AF) (Still image (Movie • AF stands for Auto Focus. •...

  • Page 34

    z If the subject is out of focus When shooting with the subject at the edge of the frame (or the screen), or when using [Center AF], the camera may not focus on a subject at the edge of the frame. In such cases, do as follows. 1 Recompose the shot so that the subject is centered in the AF range finder, and press the shutter button halfway down to focus on the subject (AF lock).

  • Page 35

    WB (White Bal) Adjusts the color tones according to the lighting condition in a situation, for example, when the colors of an image look strange. Flash ( Incandescent (n) Fluorescent ( Cloudy ( Daylight ( Auto • For details on the white balance t page 15 •...

  • Page 36

    (P.Quality) Selects the still image quality. Fine (FINE) Standard (STD) • For details on the image quality t page 15 Mode (REC Mode) Selects whether the camera performs continuous shooting or not when you press the shutter button. Multi Burst ( Burst ( Normal On the [Multi Burst]...

  • Page 37

    On the [Burst] • The flash is set to (Flash forced off). • When recording with the self timer, a series of a maximum of five images is recorded. • When the battery level is low, or when the internal memory or “Memory Stick Duo” is full, the Burst stops.

  • Page 38

    (Interval) Selects the frame interval in the [Multi Burst] mode (page 36). 1/7.5 (1/7.5") 1/15 (1/15") 1/30 (1/30") (Flash Level) Adjusts the amount of flash light. + ( +) Normal – ( –) • To change flash mode step 5 in “Read This First” (Contrast) Adjusts the contrast of the image.

  • Page 39

    Viewing menu The default settings are marked with (Folder) Selects the folder containing the image you want to play back when using the camera with “Memory Stick Duo”. Cancel 1 Select the desired folder with b/B on the control button. Select Folder Folder Name: 102MSDCF...

  • Page 40

    - (Protect) Protects images against accidental erasure. Protect (-) Exit To protect images in single-image mode 1 Display the image you want to protect. 2 Press MENU to display the menu. 3 Select [-] (Protect) with b/B on the control button, then press z. The image is protected and the - (protect) indicator appears on the image.

  • Page 41

    To cancel the protection In single-image mode Press in step 3 or 4 of “To protect images in single-image mode.” In index mode 1 Select the image for which you want to remove protection in step index mode.” 2 Press z to turn the - indicator gray. 3 Repeat the operation above for all images to be unprotected.

  • Page 42

    Repeat Image Folder Start Cancel 1 Select [Interval], [Repeat] and [Image] with v/V/b/B on the control button. 2 Select [Start] with V/B, then press z. The slide show starts. To end the slide show, press z to pause the slide show. Select [Exit] with V, then press z. •...

  • Page 43

    • For details on [Image Size] step 4 in “Read This First” • You cannot change the size of movies or Multi Burst images. • When you change from a small size to a large size, the image quality deteriorates. •...

  • Page 44

    Example: Cutting a movie numbered 101_0002 This section describes an example of dividing a movie numbered 101_0002 and deleting it in the following file configuration. 101_0001 101_0002 1 Cutting scene A. 101_0002 Divide 101_0002 is divided into 101_0004 and 101_0005. 2 Cutting scene B.

  • Page 45

    5 Press z at the desired cutting point. 10/10 Divide 00:00:02 Dividing Point Cancel Exit • When you want to adjust the cutting point, select [c/C] (frame rewind/forward) and adjust the cutting point using b/B. • If you want to change the cutting point, select [Cancel]. The playback of the movie starts again. 6 Select [OK] with v/V, and press z.

  • Page 46

    Using the Setup screen Using Setup items You can change the default settings using the Setup screen. v/V/b/B button z button Turn on the camera. Press MENU to display the menu. After pressing B on the control button, go to the press B again.

  • Page 47

    Camera The default settings are marked with AF Mode Selects the auto focus operation mode. Single (S AF) Monitor (M AF) Digital Zoom Selects the digital zoom mode. The camera enlarges the image using optical zoom (up to 3×). When the zoom scale exceeds 3×, the camera uses either smart or precision digital zoom. Smart (Smart zoom) Precision...

  • Page 48

    • The maximum zoom scale of smart zoom/precision zoom includes the scale of the optical zoom. • The AF range finder frame does not appear when using the digital zoom. The and AF operates with priority on subjects located near the center of the frame. •...

  • Page 49

    AF Illuminator The AF illuminator supplies fill light to focus more easily on a subject in dark surroundings. The AF illuminator emits red light allowing the camera to focus easily when the shutter button is pressed halfway, until the focus is locked. The Auto •...

  • Page 50

    Internal Memory Tool This item does not appear when a “Memory Stick Duo” is inserted in the camera. The default settings are marked with Format Formats the internal memory. • Note that formatting irrevocably erases all data in the internal memory, including even protected images. Cancel 1 Select [OK] with v on the control button, then press z.

  • Page 51

    Memory Stick Tool This item appears only when a “Memory Stick Duo” is inserted in the camera. The default settings are marked with Format Formats the “Memory Stick Duo”. A commercially available “Memory Stick Duo” is already formatted, and can be used immediately. •...

  • Page 52

    Change REC. Folder Changes the folder currently used for recording images. Cancel 1 Select [OK] with v on the control button, then press z. The folder selection screen appears. Select REC. Folder Folder Name: 102MSDCF No. Of Files: Created: 2006 1 1 1: : 05:34 Cancel BACK/NEXT...

  • Page 53

    Setup 1 The default settings are marked with LCD Backlight (DSC-W50 only) Selects the brightness of the LCD backlight when using the camera with battery pack. Bright Normal • You can change the setting with • Selecting [Bright] uses up the battery pack charge faster. Beep Selects the sound produced when you operate the camera.

  • Page 54

    Setup 2 The default settings are marked with File Number Selects the method used to assign file numbers to images. Series Reset USB Connect Selects the USB mode to be used when connecting the camera to a computer or a PictBridge compliant printer using the cable for multi-use terminal (DSC-W50) or the USB cable (DSC- W30/W40).

  • Page 55

    Video Out Sets the video signal output according to the TV color system of the connected video equipment. Different countries and regions use different TV color systems. If you want to view images on a TV screen, check page 79 for the TV color system of the country or region where the camera is used.

  • Page 56: Enjoying Your Windows Computer

    Using your computer Enjoying your Windows computer For details on using a Macintosh computer, refer to “Using your Macintosh computer” (page 70). This section describes the English version screen contents. Install the software (supplied) first (page 58) Copying images to your computer (page 59) Viewing images on your computer Enjoying images using the “Cyber-shot Viewer”...

  • Page 57

    Recommended computer environment The following environment is recommended for a computer connected to the camera. Recommended environment for copying images OS (pre-installed): Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows XP Home Edition or Windows XP Professional • Operation is not assured in an environment based on an upgrade of the operating systems described above or in a multi-boot environment.

  • Page 58: Installing The Software (supplied)

    Installing the software (supplied) You can install the software (supplied) using the following procedure. • When using Windows 2000/Me, do not connect the camera to the computer before installation. • In Windows 2000/XP, log on as Administrator. • When the supplied software is installed, the USB driver is installed automatically.

  • Page 59: Copying Images To Your Computer

    Copying images to your computer This section describes the process using a Windows computer as an example. You can copy images from the camera to your computer as follows. For a computer with a “Memory Stick” slot Remove the “Memory Stick Duo” from the camera and insert it in the Memory Stick Duo Adaptor.

  • Page 60

    Stage 2: Connecting the camera and your computer DSC-W50 2 To the multi connector 1 To the USB jack Cable for multi- use terminal DSC-W30/W40 USB cable 2 To the • With Windows XP, the AutoPlay wizard appears on the desktop. “USB Mode Mass Storage”...

  • Page 61

    Click [Next]. The images saved on the “Memory Stick Duo” of the camera appear. • If no “Memory Stick Duo” is inserted, images in the internal memory appear. Click the check box of unwanted images to remove the checkmark so they are not copied, then click [Next].

  • Page 62

    Double-click [My Computer] [Removable Disk] • If the “Removable Disk” icon is not displayed, see page 86. Double-click the folder where the image files you want to copy are stored. Then, right-click an image file to display the menu and click [Copy].

  • Page 63

    • Turning off the camera x For Windows 2000/Me/XP 1 Double-click 2 Click (Sony DSC) 3 Confirm the device on the confirmation window, then click [OK]. 4 Click [OK]. The device is disconnected. • Step 4 is unnecessary for Windows XP.

  • Page 64

    Image file storage destinations and file names The image files recorded with your camera are grouped as folders on the “Memory Stick Duo”. Example: viewing folders on Windows XP A Folder containing image data recorded using a camera not equipped with the folder creating function B Folder containing image data recorded using this camera...

  • Page 65: Viewing Image Files Stored On A Computer With Your Camera (using A Memory Stick Duo")

    “Memory Stick Duo” folder in the following order. 1Right-click the image file, then click [Copy]. 2Double-click [Removable Disk] or [Sony MemoryStick] in [My Computer]. 3Right-click the [sssMSDCF] folder in the [DCIM] folder, then click [Paste]. • sss stands for any number within the...

  • Page 66: Using The "cyber-shot Viewer" (supplied)

    • For details on the “Cyber-shot Viewer”, refer to the Help. To access the Help, click [Start] t [Programs] (in Windows XP, [All Programs]) t [Sony Picture Utility] t [Help] t [Cyber-shot Viewer]. Starting and exiting the “Cyber- shot Viewer”...

  • Page 67

    Import the images. To start importing images, click the [Import] button. By default, images are imported into a folder created in “My Pictures” that is named with the date of importing. • For instructions on changing the “Folder to be imported”, refer to page 69. Viewing images Checking imported images When importing is complete, the...

  • Page 68

    Hour display screen • To list images from a particular year or month, click that period on the left of the screen. Displaying individual images On the hour display screen, double-click a thumbnail to display the image by itself in a separate window. •...

  • Page 69

    • If you rename image files or folders in “Viewed folders”, they cannot be displayed with this software. In this case, update the database. Technical Support Additional information on this product and answers to frequently asked questions can be found at the Sony Customer Support Website. http://www.sony.net/...

  • Page 70: Using Your Macintosh Computer

    Using your Macintosh computer You can copy images to your computer. • The supplied software is not compatible with Macintosh computers. Recommended computer environment The following environment is recommended for a computer connected to the camera. Recommended environment for copying images OS (pre-installed): Mac OS 9.1, 9.2 or Mac OS X (v10.0 or later) USB jack: Provided as standard...

  • Page 71

    • If you are using Mac OS X v10.0, perform the procedure above after you have turned your computer off. Technical Support Additional information on this product and answers to frequently asked questions can be found at the Sony Customer Support Website. http://www.sony.net/...

  • Page 72: How To Print Still Images

    Printing still images How to print still images When you print images shot in [16:9] mode, both edges may be cut off, so be sure to check before printing (page 89). Printing directly using a PictBridge compliant printer (page 73) Printing directly using a “Memory Stick”...

  • Page 73: Printing Images Directly Using A Pictbridge Compliant Printer

    Printing images directly using a PictBridge compliant printer Even if you do not have a computer, you can print images shot using your camera by connecting the camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer. • “PictBridge” is based on the CIPA standard. (CIPA: Camera &...

  • Page 74

    Stage 2: Connecting the camera to the printer Connect the camera to the printer. DSC-W50 2 To the multi connector Cable for multi-use terminal 1 To the USB jack DSC-W30/W40 USB cable 2 To the Turn on your camera and the printer.

  • Page 75

    [Index] Select [On] to print as an index image. [Size] Select the size of the printing sheet. [Date] Select [Day&Time] or [Date] to insert the date and time on images. • When you choose [Date], the date will be inserted in the order you select ( “Read This First”).

  • Page 76: Printing At A Shop

    Printing at a shop You can take a “Memory Stick Duo” containing images shot with your camera to a photo printing service shop. As long as the shop supports photo printing services conforming to the DPOF, you can make a (Print order) mark on images in advance so that you do not need to reselect them when you print them out at the shop.

  • Page 77

    Marking in index mode Display the index screen ( 6 in “Read This First”). Press MENU to display the menu. Select DPOF with b/B, then press Select [Select] with v/V, then press z. • You cannot add a mark in [All In This Folder].

  • Page 78: Viewing Images On A Tv Screen

    Connecting your camera to your TV Viewing images on a TV screen You can view images on a TV screen by connecting the camera to a TV. Turn off both your camera and the TV before connecting the camera and the TV. Connect the camera to the TV.

  • Page 79

    On TV color systems If you want to view images on a TV screen, you need a TV with a video input jack and the cable for multi-use terminal (DSC- W50) or the A/V cable (DSC-W30/W40). The color system of the TV must match that of your digital still camera.

  • Page 80: Troubleshooting

    3 Initialize the settings (page 53). 4 Consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. Please understand that you give your consent that the contents of the internal memory may be checked when you send your camera to be repaired.

  • Page 81

    Battery pack and power The battery pack cannot be installed. As you insert the battery pack, use the tip of the battery pack to push the battery eject lever • toward the lens ( step 1 in “Read This First”). Install the battery pack correctly ( •...

  • Page 82

    Shooting still images/movies The screen does not turn on even when the power is turned on. Turn on the screen (page 23). • Your camera cannot record images. Check the free capacity of the internal memory or “Memory Stick Duo” (page 24). If it is full, •...

  • Page 83

    Smart zoom does not function. Set [Digital Zoom] to [Smart] (page 47). • This function cannot be used when: • The image size is set to [6M] or [3:2]. – Shooting in Multi Burst mode. – Shooting movies. – The flash does not work. The flash is set to (Flash forced off) ( •...

  • Page 84

    The image is too bright. You are shooting a spotlighted subject in a dark location such as on a stage. Adjust the • exposure ( step5 in “Read This First” ). When the brightness of the screen is too high, adjust the brightness of the LCD backlight •...

  • Page 85

    Your camera cannot play back images. Press step 6 in “Read This First”). • The folder/file name has been changed on your computer (page 65). • When an image file has been processed by a computer or when the image file was recorded •...

  • Page 86

    The resizing function does not work. You cannot resize movies and Multi Burst images. • You cannot display a DPOF (Print order) mark. You cannot display DPOF (Print order) marks on movies. • You cannot cut a movie. The movie is not long enough to cut (shorter than about two seconds). •...

  • Page 87

    For Windows Me, click the [Device Manager] tab. • The “Device Manager” appears. 3 Right-click [ Sony DSC], then click [Uninstall] The device is deleted. 4 Install the software (page 58). You cannot copy images. Connect the camera and your computer correctly using the cable for multi-use terminal (DSC- •...

  • Page 88

    Check whether the computer and the card reader support “Memory Stick PRO Duo”. Users of • computers and card readers made by companies other than Sony should contact those manufacturers. If “Memory Stick PRO Duo” is not supported, connect the camera to the computer (page 60).

  • Page 89

    Internal memory The camera or your computer cannot play back the data in the internal memory. There is a “Memory Stick Duo” inserted in the camera. Remove it ( • First”). Cannot record images using the internal memory. There is a “Memory Stick Duo” inserted in the camera. Remove it ( •...

  • Page 90

    Disconnect the cable for multi-use terminal (DSC-W50) or the USB cable (DSC-W30/W40), • and connect it again. If an error message is indicated on the printer, refer to the operating instructions supplied with the printer. Cannot print images. Check the cable for multi-use terminal (DSC-W50) or the USB cable (DSC-W30/W40) is •...

  • Page 91

    Others Your camera does not work. Use the type of battery pack you can use with this camera. • The battery level is low (The E indicator appears). Charge the battery pack ( • “Read This First”). The power is on, but the camera does not work. The built-in microcomputer is not working properly.

  • Page 92: Warning Indicators And Messages

    If you are unable to solve the problem even after trying the following corrective actions a few times, your camera may need repair. Contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. C:32: There is trouble with your camera’s •...

  • Page 93

    Memory Stick locked You are using the “Memory Stick Duo” • with the write-protect switch, and the switch is set to the LOCK position. Set the switch to the recording position (page 95). No memory space in internal memory No memory space in Memory Stick Delete unnecessary images or files •...

  • Page 94

    Enable printer to connect [USB Connect] is set to [PictBridge], • however the camera is connected to a non-PictBridge compliant device. Check the device. The connection is not established. • Disconnect the cable for multi-use terminal (DSC-W50) or the USB cable (DSC-W30/W40), and connect it again.

  • Page 95: On The "memory Stick

    Others On the “Memory Stick” A “Memory Stick” is a compact, portable IC recording medium. The types of “Memory Stick” that can be used with this camera are listed in the table below. However, proper operation cannot be guaranteed for all “Memory Stick” functions.

  • Page 96

    • Do not use or store the “Memory Stick Duo” under the following conditions: – High temperature locations such as the hot interior of a car parked in direct sunlight – Locations exposed to direct sunlight – Humid locations or locations with corrosive substances present Notes on using the Memory Stick Duo Adaptor (not supplied)

  • Page 97: On The Battery Pack

    On the battery pack On charging the battery pack We recommend charging the battery pack in an ambient temperature of between 10°C to 30°C (50°F to 86°F). You may not be able to efficiently charge the battery pack outside of this temperature range.

  • Page 98: On The Battery Charger

    On the battery charger On the battery charger • Do not charge any battery pack other than the supplied NP-BG type battery packs in the battery charger (supplied) with your camera. Batteries other than the specified kind may leak, overheat, or explode if you attempt to charge them, posing a risk of injury from electrocution and burns.

  • Page 99: Precautions

    Precautions Do not use/store the camera in the following places • In an extremely hot, dry or humid place In places such as in a car parked in the sun, the camera body may become deformed and this may cause a malfunction. •...

  • Page 100

    On the internal rechargeable battery This camera has an internal rechargeable battery for maintaining the date and time and other settings regardless of whether the power is on or off. This rechargeable battery is continually charged as long as you are using the camera. However, if you use the camera for only short periods, it discharges gradually, and if you do not use the camera at all for about one month it becomes...

  • Page 101: Specifications

    Specifications Camera [System] Image device 7.18 mm (1/2.5 type) color CCD, Primary color filter Total pixel number of camera Approx. 6 183 000 pixels Effective pixel number of camera Approx. 6 003 000 pixels Lens Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar 3× zoom lens f = 6.3 –...

  • Page 102

    Exif Print Compatible PRINT Image Matching III Compatible PictBridge Compatible BC-CSG battery charger Power requirements AC 100 to 240 V, 50/60 Hz, Output voltage DC 4.2 V, 0.25 A Operating temperature 0 to 40°C (32 to 104°F) Storage temperature –20 to +60°C (–4 to +140°F) Dimensions Approx.

  • Page 103: Index

    Index Index AC Adaptor...18 t step 1 in “Read This First” Accessories supplied t in “Read This First” AE/AF lock indicator...34 t step 5 in “Read This First” AF Illuminator ...49 AF lock ...34 AF Mode...47 AF range finder frame ...33 AF range finder frame indicator...33 Aperture ...14...

  • Page 104

    Folder...39 Changing ...52 Creating ...51 Format...50, 51 Function Guide ...48 High sensitivity t step 5 in “Read This First” Histogram ...23 Holding the camera t step 5 in “Read This First” Identifying parts ...17 Image file storage destinations and file names ...64 Image quality ...15, 36 Image size...15 t step 4 in “Read This...

  • Page 105

    Red Eye Reduction ...48 Resize...42 Rewind/Fast forward t step 6 in “Read This First” Rotate...43 S AF ...47 Scene Selection...29 t step 5 in “Read This First” Screen Changing the display ...23 Indicator...19 LCD Backlight ...53 Self-diagnosis display...92 Self-timer t step 5 in “Read This First”...

  • Page 106

    Trademarks • is a trademark of Sony Corporation. • “Memory Stick”, , “Memory Stick PRO”, , “Memory Stick Duo”, , “Memory Stick PRO Duo”, Corporation. • Microsoft, Windows are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

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