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Sony DSC-S750 Instruction Manual

Cyber-shot® cameras: cyber-shot® digital still camera.
Also See for DSC-S750:
Instruction manual - 64 pages
Digital Still Camera
Cyber-shot Handbook
DSC-S750/S780
Before operating the unit, please read this
Handbook thoroughly together with the
"Instruction Manual" and the "Cyber-shot
Step-up Guide", and retain them for future
reference.
© 2008 Sony Corporation
VCLICK!
Table of contents
Basic Operations
Using the menu
Using the Setup screen
Using your computer
Printing still images
Others
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  • Page 1

    Before operating the unit, please read this Handbook thoroughly together with the “Instruction Manual” and the “Cyber-shot Step-up Guide”, and retain them for future reference. © 2008 Sony Corporation VCLICK! Table of contents Basic Operations Using the menu Using the Setup screen...

  • Page 2: Notes On Using Your Camera

    Notes on using your camera Notes on the types of “Memory Stick” that you can use (not supplied) “Memory Stick Duo” You can use a “Memory Stick Duo” with the camera. “Memory Stick” You cannot use a “Memory Stick” with the camera.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Notes on using your camera ...2 Basic techniques for better images ...6 Focus – Focusing on a subject successfully... 6 Exposure – Adjusting the light intensity ... 8 Color – On the effects of lighting... 9 Quality – On “image quality” and “image size” ... 10 Flash –...

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents Viewing menu ... 42 (Folder): Selecting the folder for viewing images - (Protect): Preventing accidental erasure DPOF: Adding a Print order mark (Print): Printing images using a printer (Slide): Playing back a series of images (Resize): Changing the image size of a recorded image (Rotate): Rotating a still image (Setup): Changing Setup items Trimming: Recording an enlarged image...

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents Using your computer Enjoying your Windows computer ...61 Installing the software (supplied)...63 On the “Picture Motion Browser” (supplied) ...65 Copying images to your computer using the “Picture Motion Browser”...66 Copying images to a computer without “Picture Motion Browser”...70 Viewing image files stored on a computer with the camera copying to the “Memory Stick Duo”...

  • Page 6: Basic Techniques For Better Images, Focus – Focusing On A Subject Successfully

    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. Do not fully press the shutter button straight away.

  • Page 7

    Basic techniques for better images Hints for preventing blur The camera moved accidentally when you took the image. This is called “Camera shake.” On the other hand, if the subject moved when you took the image, it is called “subject blur.” Camera shake Cause Your hands or body shake while you hold the...

  • Page 8: Exposure – Adjusting The Light Intensity

    Basic techniques for better images 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...

  • Page 9: Color – On The Effects Of Lighting

    Basic techniques for better images 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 White (standard) light The color tones are adjusted automatically in the auto adjustment mode.

  • Page 10

    Basic techniques for better images Quality On “image quality” and “image size” A digital image is made up of a collection of small dots called pixels. If it contains a large number of pixels, the picture becomes large, it takes up more memory, and the image is displayed in fine detail.

  • Page 11: Flash – On Using The Flash

    Basic techniques for better images Flash On using the flash The eyes of the subject may come out red, or fuzzy white circular spots may appear when using the flash. These phenomena can be reduced by taking the following steps. The “Red-eye phenomenon”...

  • Page 12: Identifying Parts

    Identifying parts See the pages in parentheses for details of operation. A Shutter button (21) B Self-timer lamp (23) C Microphone D Lens (POWER) button F POWER lamp G Flash (22) H Speaker Bottom A For shooting: Zoom (W/T) button (22) For viewing: button/...

  • Page 13

    Identifying parts G DC IN jack When using an AC-LS5K AC Adaptor (not supplied) v mark (back) 1 To DC IN jack 2 To wall outlet • You cannot charge the battery pack by connecting the camera to the AC-LS5K AC Adaptor.

  • Page 14: Indicators On The Screen

    Indicators on the screen Each time you press v (DISP) on the control button, the display changes (page 18). See the pages in parentheses for details of operation. When shooting still images When shooting movies Display Indication Battery remaining AE/AF lock (21) Recording mode (21, 40) White balance (38) STBY...

  • Page 15

    Indicators on the screen Display Indication Image size (24) • is displayed only for the DSC-S780. 16:9 • is displayed only for the DSC-S750. Recording folder (53) • This does not appear when using internal memory. Remaining internal memory capacity Remaining “Memory Stick”...

  • Page 16

    Indicators on the screen When playing back still images When playing back movies Display Indication Battery remaining Recording mode (21) Image size (24) • is displayed only for the DSC-S780. 16:9 • is displayed only for the DSC-S750. Playback mode Protect (43) Print order (DPOF) mark (81)

  • Page 17

    Indicators on the screen Display Indication PictBridge connecting (78) Recording folder (53) • This does not appear when using internal memory. Playback folder (42) • This does not appear when using internal memory. Remaining internal memory capacity Remaining “Memory Stick” capacity 8/8 12/12 Image number/Number of images recorded in selected...

  • Page 18: Changing The Screen Display

    Changing the screen display v DISP (Screen display) button Each time you press v (DISP) on the control button, the display changes as follows: Indicators on Indicators on* Histogram on* Indicators off* * The brightness of the LCD Backlight up •...

  • Page 19: Using The Internal Memory

    Using the internal memory The camera has approximately 22 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. Internal memory On image data stored in the internal memory We recommend that you copy (back up) data without error using one of the following methods.

  • Page 20: Using The Mode Dial

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

  • Page 21: Shooting Images Easily (auto Adjustment Mode)

    Shooting images easily (Auto adjustment mode) Macro button DISP button Flash button Self-timer button z button v/V/b/B button Control button Select a mode with the mode dial. Still image (auto adjustment mode): Select Movie: Select Hold the camera steady, keeping your arms at your side. Shoot with the shutter button.

  • Page 22

    Shooting images easily (Auto adjustment mode) Movie: Press the shutter button fully down. To stop recording, press the shutter button fully down again. If you shoot a still image of a subject that is difficult to focus on • The shortest shooting distance is approx. 50 cm (1 feet 7 3/4 inches) (From the front of the lens). Shoot in the close-up (Macro) mode (page 23) when you shoot a subject closer than the shooting distance.

  • Page 23

    Shooting images easily (Auto adjustment mode) Macro (Shooting close-up) Press b ( ) on the control button repeatedly until the desired mode is selected. (No indicator): Macro Off : Macro On (W side: Approx. 5 cm or farther (2 inches or farther), T side: Approx. 35 cm or farther (13 7/8 inches or farther) from the front of the lens) •...

  • Page 24

    Shooting images easily (Auto adjustment mode) To change the still image size (Image Size), and then press v/V to select the size. Press For details on the image size, see page 10. The default setting is marked with Image size 8M (3264×2448) (DSC-S780 only) (3264×2176)

  • Page 25: Shooting Still Images (scene Selection)

    Shooting still images (Scene selection) Select the desired mode of Scene Selection ( • For details on modes, see the next page. Shoot with the shutter button. To cancel the Scene Selection Set the mode dial to other than the mode of Scene Selection (page 20). Shutter button Mode dial...

  • Page 26

    Shooting still images (Scene selection) Scene Selection modes The following modes are preset to match the scene conditions. High Sensitivity Allows you to shoot images without a flash under low light conditions, reducing blur. Soft Snap Allows you to shoot skin colors in brighter and warmer tones for more beautiful pictures.

  • Page 27

    Shooting still images (Scene selection) Functions you can use in Scene Selection For shooting an image appropriately according to the scene condition, a combination of functions is determined by the camera. Some functions are not available, depending on the Scene Selection mode. When you press the button to select functions that cannot be combined with Scene Selection, a beep sounds.

  • Page 28: Viewing/deleting Images

    Viewing/deleting images v/V/b/B button z button Control button Press (Playback). • If you press (Playback) when the camera is powered off, the camera is turned on automatically and set to playback mode. To switch to the shooting mode, press Select an image with b/B on the control button. Movie: Press to play back a movie.

  • Page 29

    Viewing/deleting images To view an index screen Press (Index) and select an image with v/V/b/B. To display the next (previous) index screen, press b/B. To return to the single image screen, press z. To delete images in index mode 1 While an index screen is displayed, press control button, then press z.

  • Page 30: Using Menu Items

    Using the menu Using menu items v/V/b/B button z button Control 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.

  • Page 31: Menu Items

    Menu items Shooting menu (page 32) The available menu items vary depending on the mode setting (shooting/viewing), and the mode dial position in the shooting mode. Only the available items are displayed on the screen. (Face Detection) COLOR (Color Mode) (EV) 9 (Focus) (Metering Mode)

  • Page 32: Shooting Menu

    Shooting menu The default settings are marked with (Face Detection): Detecting the face of subject Selects whether to use the Face Detect function or not. • When [Face Detection] is set to [On], you cannot use the digital zoom. • Available only for [Soft Snap], the default setting is [On]. •...

  • Page 33

    Shooting menu COLOR (Color Mode): Changing the vividness of the image or adding special effects 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 [Normal], [B&W] or [Sepia] when shooting movies. For details on the operation 1 page 30 Sets the image to monochromatic color.

  • Page 34

    Shooting menu (EV): Adjusting the light intensity Toward – +2.0EV –2.0EV • For details on the Exposure, see page 8. • The compensation value can be set in 1/3EV increments. • If you shoot a subject in extremely bright or dark conditions, or when you use the flash, the exposure adjustment may not be effective.

  • Page 35

    Shooting menu 9 (Focus): Changing the focus method You can change the focus method. Use the menu when it is difficult to get the proper focus in auto focus mode. (unlimited distance) 7.0 m 3.0 m 1.0 m 0.5 m Center AF Multi AF (Multipoint AF)

  • Page 36

    Shooting menu 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 37

    Shooting menu (Metering Mode): Selecting the metering mode Selects the metering mode that sets which part of the subject to measure to determine the exposure. Spot (Spot metering) (Only for still image) Center (Center-weighted metering) ( Multi (Multi-pattern metering) • For details on the exposure, see page 8. •...

  • Page 38

    Shooting menu WB (White Bal): Adjusting the color tones Adjusts color tones according to the surrounding light conditions. Use this function if image color appears unnatural. Flash ( Incandescent (n) Fluorescent ( Cloudy ( For details on the operation 1 page 30 Adjusts for the flash conditions.

  • Page 39

    Shooting menu Daylight ( Auto • For details on the white balance, see page 9. • Under fluorescent lights that flicker, the white balance function may not work correctly even though you select [Fluorescent] ( • Except in [Flash] ( ) modes, [White Bal] is set to [Auto] when the flash strobes.

  • Page 40

    Shooting menu Mode (REC Mode): Selecting the continuous shooting method Selects whether the camera performs continuous shooting or not when you press the shutter button. Burst ( Normal On the [Burst] • When recording with the self timer, a series of a maximum of five images is recorded. •...

  • Page 41

    Shooting menu (Flash Level): Adjusting the amount of flash light Adjusts the amount of flash light. + ( +) Normal – ( –) • To change flash mode, see page 22. • If the subject is too bright or dark, this adjustment may have no effect. (Sharpness): Adjusting the sharpness of the image Toward –...

  • Page 42: Viewing Menu

    Viewing menu The default settings are marked with (Folder): Selecting the folder for viewing images 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. 2 Select [OK] with v, then press z.

  • Page 43

    Viewing menu - (Protect): Preventing accidental erasure Protects images against accidental erasure. The - indicator appears on a protected image. 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.

  • Page 44

    Viewing menu For details on the operation 1 page 30 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 of “To protect images in index mode.”...

  • Page 45

    Viewing menu (Slide): Playing back a series of images Plays back recorded images in order (Slide show). Interval 3 sec 5 sec 10 sec 30 sec 1 min Repeat Image You can select only when you use a “Memory Stick Duo” (not supplied). Folder Start Cancel...

  • Page 46

    Viewing menu (Resize): Changing the image size of a recorded image Large size You can change the image size of a recorded image (Resize), and save it as a new file. The original image is retained even after resizing. 8M (DSC-S780 only) 7M (DSC-S750 only) Cancel 1 Display the image you want to resize.

  • Page 47

    Viewing menu (Rotate): Rotating a still image Cancel 1 Display the image to be rotated. 2 Press MENU to display the menu. ] (Rotate) with b/B on the control button, then press z. 3 Select [ 4 Select [ ] with v, then rotate the image with b/B. 5 Select [OK] with v/V, then press z.

  • Page 48

    Viewing menu Trimming: Recording an enlarged image Records an enlarged image (page 28) as a new file. Trimming Return 1 Press MENU during playback zoom to display the menu. 2 Select [Trimming] with B on the control button, then press z. 3 Select the image size with v/V, then press z.

  • Page 49: Using Setup Items

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

  • Page 50: Camera

    Camera The default settings are marked with 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 51

    Camera Function Guide When you operate the camera, the function guide appears. Red Eye Reduction On ( • To avoid blurring of images, hold the camera firmly until the shutter is released. It usually takes a second after you press the shutter button. Also be sure not to allow the subject to move during this period. •...

  • Page 52: Internal Memory Tool, Format

    Internal Memory Tool This item does not appear when a “Memory Stick Duo” is inserted in the camera. Format Formats the internal memory. • Note that formatting permanently erases all data in the internal memory, including even protected images. 1 Select [OK] with v on the control button, then press z. The message “All data in internal memory will be erased Ready?”...

  • Page 53: Memory Stick Tool

    Memory Stick Tool This item appears only when a “Memory Stick Duo” is inserted in the camera. Format Formats the “Memory Stick Duo”. A commercially available “Memory Stick Duo” is already formatted, and can be used immediately. • Note that formatting permanently erases all data on a “Memory Stick Duo”, including even protected images.

  • Page 54

    Memory Stick Tool For details on the operation 1 page 49 Change REC. Folder Changes the folder currently used for recording images. 1 Select [OK] with v on the control button, then press z. The folder selection screen appears. 2 Select the desired folder with b/B, and [OK] with v, then press z. To cancel changing the recording folder Select [Cancel] in step 1 or 2, then press z.

  • Page 55

    Memory Stick Tool Copy Copies all images in the internal memory to a “Memory Stick Duo”. 1 Insert a “Memory Stick Duo” having sufficient free capacity. 2 Select [OK] with v on the control button, then press z. The message “All data in internal memory will be copied Ready?” appears. 3 Select [OK] with v, then press z.

  • Page 56

    Setup1 The default settings are marked with Beep Selects the sound produced when you operate the camera. Shutter Language Selects the language to be used in the menu items, warnings, and messages. Initialize Initializes the setting to the default setting. Even if you execute this function, the images stored in the internal memory are retained.

  • Page 57: Setup2

    Setup2 The default settings are marked with USB Connect Selects the USB mode to be used when connecting the camera to a computer or a PictBridge compliant printer using the dedicated USB cable. PictBridge Mass Storage Video Out Sets the video signal output according to the TV color system of the connected video equipment.

  • Page 58

    Setup2 For details on the operation 1 page 49 Clock Set Sets the date and time. 1 Select [Clock Set] in the (Setup2) screen. 2 Select [OK] with v on the control button, then press z. 3 Select the date display format with v/V, then press z. 4 Select each item with b/B and set the numeric value with v/V, then press z.

  • Page 59: Viewing Images On A Tv

    Viewing images on a TV Viewing images on a TV You can view images on a TV by connecting the camera to a TV. The connection varies according to the type of TV the camera is connected to. Viewing images by connecting the camera to a TV with the supplied dedicated A/V cable.

  • Page 60

    Viewing images on a TV 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 dedicated A/V cable. The color system of the TV must match that of your digital still camera. Check the following lists for the TV color system of the country or region where the camera is used.

  • Page 61: Enjoying Your Windows Computer

    Creating a disc with the images shot (requires CD or DVD – disc writing drive) Printing or saving still images with the date – 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 62

    Enjoying your Windows computer 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 SP4, Windows XP* SP2/Windows Vista* • Operation is not assured in an environment based on an upgrade of the operating systems described above or in a multi-boot environment.

  • Page 63: Installing The Software (supplied)

    Installing the software (supplied) You can install the software (supplied) using the following procedure. • Log in as Administrator. Turn on your computer, and insert the CD-ROM (supplied) into the CD-ROM drive. The installation menu screen appears. • If it does not appear, double-click Computer) t (SONYPICTUTIL).

  • Page 64

    Installing the software (supplied) After you install the software, the short cut icons for “Picture Motion Browser”, “Picture Motion Browser Guide”, are created on the desktop. Double-click to start • “Picture Motion Browser”. Double-click to start • “Picture Motion Browser Guide”.

  • Page 65: On The "picture Motion Browser" (supplied)

    • Guide” icon on the desktop. From the Start menu, click [Start] t [All • Programs] (in Windows 2000, [Programs]) t [Sony Picture Utility] t [Help] t [Picture Motion Browser Guide]. Starting and exiting the “Picture Motion Browser” Starting the “Picture Motion Browser”...

  • Page 66: Copying Images To Your Computer Using The "picture Motion Browser

    Copying images to your computer using the “Picture Motion Browser” Preparing the camera and the computer Insert a “Memory Stick Duo” with recorded images into the camera. • When copying images in the internal memory, this step is unnecessary. Insert the sufficiently charged battery pack in the camera, or connect the camera to a wall outlet (wall socket) with the AC...

  • Page 67

    Copying images to your computer using the “Picture Motion Browser” Copying images to a computer Connects the camera to a computer as described “Connecting the camera to your computer”. After making a USB connection, the [Import Media Files] screen of “Picture Motion Browser”...

  • Page 68

    Copying images to your computer using the “Picture Motion Browser” To delete the USB connection Perform the procedures from step 1 to 4 below before: • Disconnecting the dedicated USB cable. • Removing a “Memory Stick Duo”. • Inserting a “Memory Stick Duo” into the camera after copying images from the internal memory.

  • Page 69

    Copying images to your computer using the “Picture Motion Browser” • Image files are named as follows: – Still image files: DSC0ssss.JPG – Movie files: MOV0ssss.AVI – Index image files that are recorded when you record movies: MOV0ssss.THM ssss stands for any number within the range from 0001 to 9999.

  • Page 70: Copying Images To A Computer Without "picture Motion Browser

    Copying images to a computer without “Picture Motion Browser” You can copy images to your computer without “Picture Motion Browser” 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 71

    Copying images to a computer without “Picture Motion Browser” Click [Open folder to view files] t [OK](Only for Windows XP) as the wizard screen appears automatically on the desktop. • When the wizard screen does not appear automatically, follow the procedure: t “For Windows 2000”...

  • Page 72: Viewing Image Files Stored On A Computer With The Camera Copying To The Memory Stick Duo

    • You may not be able to play back some images depending on the image size. • Sony does not guarantee playback of image files on the camera if the files have been processed using a computer or recorded with another camera.

  • Page 73: Using Your Macintosh Computer

    Using your Macintosh computer You can copy images to your Macintosh computer. • “Picture Motion Browser” 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/ Mac OS X(v10.1 to v10.4)

  • Page 74

    • Inserting a “Memory Stick Duo” into the camera after copying images from the internal memory • Turning off the camera 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 75: Viewing "cyber-shot Step-up Guide

    (Step-up Guide) on the desktop. To access “Step-up Guide” from the Start menu, click [Start] t [All Programs] (in Windows 2000, [Programs]) t [Sony Picture Utility] t [Step-up Guide]. Viewing on Macintosh Copy the [stepupguide] folder in the [stepupguide] folder to your computer.

  • Page 76: 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 90). Printing directly using a PictBridge compliant printer (page 77) Printing directly using a “Memory Stick”...

  • Page 77: 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 78

    Printing images directly using a PictBridge compliant printer Stage 2: Connecting the camera to the printer Connect the camera to the printer. Dedicated USB cable 2 To the USB jack Turn on your camera and the printer. After the connection is made, indicator appears.

  • Page 79

    Printing images directly using a PictBridge compliant printer Select print settings with v/V/b/B. [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. •...

  • Page 80

    Printing images directly using a PictBridge compliant printer [Select] Selects images and prints all the selected images. Select the image you want to print with v/ V/b/B, then press z to display the mark. (Repeat this procedure to select other images.) Then, press MENU. [DPOF image] Prints all the images with a order) mark regardless of the displayed...

  • Page 81: 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 82

    Printing at a shop Marking in index mode Display the index screen (page 29). Press MENU to display the menu. Select [DPOF] with b/B, then press z. Select [Select] with v/V, then press z. • You cannot add a Folder]. Select the image you want to mark with v/V/b/B, then press z.

  • Page 83: Troubleshooting

    3 Initialize the settings (page 56). 4 Consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. Be aware that by sending the camera for repair, you give consent that the contents of the internal memory may be checked.

  • Page 84

    Troubleshooting Battery pack and power Cannot insert the battery pack. Insert the battery pack correctly to push the battery eject lever. • Cannot turn on the camera. After inserting the battery pack into the camera, it may take a few moments for the camera to •...

  • Page 85

    Troubleshooting Shooting still images/movies Cannot record images. Check the free capacity of the internal memory or “Memory Stick Duo”. If it is full, do one of • the following: Delete unnecessary images (page 28). – Change the “Memory Stick Duo”. –...

  • Page 86

    Troubleshooting Fuzzy specks appear in images shot using the flash. • Particles (dust, pollen, etc.) in the air reflected the flash light and appeared in the image. This is not a malfunction (page 11). The close-up shoot function (Macro) does not work. (Twilight mode) or •...

  • Page 87

    • The folder/file name has been changed on your computer (page 72). • Sony does not guarantee playback of image files on the camera if the files have been • processed using a computer or recorded with another camera. The camera is in USB mode. Delete the USB connection (page 68).

  • Page 88

    Check that the computer and the Memory Stick Reader/Writer support “Memory Stick PRO • Duo”. Users of computers and Memory Stick Readers/Writers made by manufacturers other than Sony should contact those manufacturers. If “Memory Stick PRO Duo” is not supported, connect the camera to the computer (pages 66 •...

  • Page 89

    Troubleshooting The image and sound are interrupted by noise when you view a movie on a computer. • You are playing back the movie directly from the internal memory or the “Memory Stick Duo”. Copy the movie to the hard disk of your computer, then play back the movie from the hard disk (page 66).

  • Page 90

    Troubleshooting Printing See “PictBridge compliant printer” together with the following items. Images are printed with both edges cut off. Depending on your printer, all the edges of the image may be cut off. Especially when you • print an image shot with the image size set to [16:9], the lateral end of the image may be cut off.

  • Page 91

    Troubleshooting Printing is canceled. You disconnected the dedicated USB cable before the • disappears. Cannot insert the date or print images in the index mode. The printer does not provide these functions. Consult the printer manufacturer as to whether • the printer provides these functions or not.

  • Page 92

    Troubleshooting The lens gets fogged. • Moisture condensation has occurred. Turn off the camera and leave it for about an hour before using it. The lens does not move when you turn off the camera. The battery pack is discharged. Replace it with a charged battery pack. •...

  • Page 93: Warning Messages

    Warning messages Messages If the following messages appear, follow the instructions. • The battery level is low. Charge the battery pack immediately. Depending on the conditions of use or the type of battery pack, the indicator may flash even though there are still 5 to 10 minutes of remaining battery time left.

  • Page 94

    Warning messages Cannot record • The camera cannot record images in the selected folder. Select a different folder (page 54). File error An error occurred while the image was • playing back. File protect Release the protection (page 43). • Image size over You are playing back an image of a size •...

  • Page 95: Using The Camera Abroad — Power Sources

    Others Using the camera abroad — Power sources You can use the camera, the battery charger (supplied), and the AC-LS5K AC Adaptor (not supplied) in any country or region where the power supply is within 100 V to 240 V AC, 50/ 60 Hz.

  • Page 96: On The "memory Stick Duo

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

  • Page 97

    On the “Memory Stick Duo” Notes on using the Memory Stick Duo Adaptor (not supplied) • To use a “Memory Stick Duo” with a “Memory Stick” compliant device, be sure to insert the “Memory Stick Duo” into a Memory Stick Duo Adaptor.

  • Page 98: 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). The battery pack may not be fully charged in temperatures outside this range. Effective use of the battery pack •...

  • Page 99: On The Battery Charger

    On the battery charger On the battery charger • Do not charge battery packs other than an NP- BK type battery pack in the battery charger supplied with the 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 100: Index

    Index Index AC Adaptor...13 Adjusting EV ...18, 34 AE/AF lock indicator ...21, 36 AF lock ...21, 36 AF range finder frame ...36 Aperture...8 Auto adjustment mode...21 Auto Focus...6 Auto Review ...51 AVI ...69 B&W ...33 Battery charger ...99 Battery pack...98 Beach mode ...26 Beep...56 Blur...7...

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    Index Macintosh computer ...73 Recommended environment ...73 Macro...23 Mass Storage...57 “Memory Stick Duo”...96 Memory Stick Tool ...53 Menu ...30 Items ...31 Shooting...32 Viewing...42 Metering Mode ...37 Mode ...40 Mode dial ...20 Movie recording mode...20 Multi AF ...35 Multi-pattern metering...37 Natural ...33 NTSC ...57 Optical zoom...22, 50 OS ...62, 73...

  • Page 102

    Additional information on this product and answers to frequently asked questions can be found at our Customer Support Website.

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