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Sony Mavica MVC-CD500 Operating Instructions Manual

Sony digital still camera operating instructions.

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Digital Still Camera
Operating Instructions
Before operating the unit, please read this manual thoroughly, and
retain it for future reference.
Owner's Record
The model and serial numbers are located on the bottom. Record the
serial number in the space provided below. Refer to these numbers
whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product.
Model No. MVC-CD500
Serial No.
MVC-CD500
© 2003 Sony Corporation
3-081-837-14(1)
Getting started________________________
Shooting still images__________________
Viewing still images ___________________
Deleting still images __________________
Before advanced operations _____________
Advanced still image shooting ___________
Advanced still image viewing ____________
Still image editing ______________________
Enjoying movies _______________________
Enjoying images on your computer _______
Troubleshooting _______________________
Additional information___________________
Index _____________________________

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. MVC-CD500 Serial No.

  • Page 2

    The number below is for the FCC related matters only. Regulatory Information Declaration of Conformity Trade Name: SONY Model No.: MVC-CD500 Responsible Party: Sony Electronics Inc. Address: 16450 W. Bernardo Dr, San Diego, CA 92127 U.S.A. Telephone No.: 858-942-2230 This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.

  • Page 3

    Never use the plug without the fuse cover. If you should lose the fuse cover, please contact your nearest Sony service station. Attention for the Customers in Europe This product has been tested and found compliant...

  • Page 4: Before Using Your Camera

    Before using your camera This digital still camera uses 8 cm CD-Rs/CD- RWs as recording media. “CD-R” or “CD-RW” mentioned above is indicated as “disc” in this manual. When a distinction between CD-Rs and CD-RWs is necessary, “disc” is indicated as “CD-R”...

  • Page 5

    This camera uses a movable lens. Be careful not to strike or apply excessive force to the lens portion. Trademarks • “InfoLITHIUM” is a trademark of Sony Corporation. • Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of the U.S. Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries.

  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents Before using your camera ... 4 Introduction... 8 Identifying the parts ... 9 Getting started Charging the battery pack ... 11 Using an external power source ... 14 Using your camera abroad ... 14 Turning on/off your camera ... 15 How to use the control button...

  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    — Picture Effect ...65 Confirming whether to record images — Confirm before write ...66 Using an external flash...67 Using the Sony HVL-F32X Flash ...67 Using the Sony HVL-F1000 Flash ...68 Using a commercially available external flash ...68 Advanced still image viewing Selecting the folder and playing back images —...

  • Page 8: Introduction

    Introduction This digital still camera is capable of recording still images and movies onto 8 cm CD-R/CD-RW discs. Capture images with your computer You can easily copy images onto your computer through a CD-ROM drive or the USB cable, and view and modify images on your computer using application software.

  • Page 9: Identifying The Parts

    Identifying the parts See the pages in parentheses for details of operation. Attaching the shoulder strap A Microphone B POWER ON/OFF (CHG) switch (15) C Shutter button (22) D Hologram AF emitter (29, 116) E Self-timer lamp (27) F Battery cover (11) G Lens H Tripod receptacle (bottom surface)

  • Page 10

    A Control button (Menu on) (v/V/b/B/z) (Menu off) ( / ) (27, 27, 24, /CHG (charge) lamp (12) C Photocell window for LCD screen D LCD screen E ACCESS lamp (18) F DISPLAY/LCD BACK LIGHT ON/ OFF button (30) G AE LOCK button (54) H FOCUS button (47, 50) (Exposure) button (51) J Mode dial (16)

  • Page 11: Charging The Battery Pack

    Getting started Charging the battery pack , Open the battery cover. Slide the cover in the direction of the arrow. • Be sure to turn off your camera when charging the battery pack (page 15). • Your camera operates only with the “InfoLITHIUM”...

  • Page 12

    2 To wall outlet (wall socket) Power cord (mains lead) AC Adaptor , Connect the power cord (mains lead) to the AC Adaptor and then to a wall outlet (wall socket). The /CHG lamp (orange) lights up when charging begins, and goes off when charging is completed.

  • Page 13

    Number of images and battery life that can be recorded/ viewed The tables show the approximate number of images and the battery life that can be recorded/viewed when you shoot images in normal mode with a fully charged battery pack at a temperature of 25°C (77°F). The numbers of images that can be recorded or viewed take into account changing the supplied disc as necessary.

  • Page 14: Using An External Power Source, Using Your Camera Abroad

    Using an external power source DC IN jack cover DC plug AC Adaptor , Open the DC IN jack cover and connect the AC Adaptor (supplied) to the DC IN jack of your camera. Connect the DC plug with the v mark facing up.

  • Page 15: Turning On/off Your Camera, How To Use The Control Button

    Turning on/off your camera POWER lamp POWER switch , Slide the POWER switch in the direction of the arrow. The POWER lamp (green) lights up and the power is on. When you turn on your camera for the first time, the Clock Set screen appears (page 16).

  • Page 16: Setting The Date And Time

    Setting the date and time Mode dial , Set the mode dial to • You can also carry out this operation when the mode dial is set to P, S, A, M, SCN, • To change the date and time, set the mode dial to SET UP, select [Clock Set] in (Setup 1) (page 118), and perform the procedure from...

  • Page 17

    Clock Set Y/M/D M/D/Y D/M/Y 2003 / Cancel , Select the year, month, day, hour or minute item you want to set with b/B on the control button. The item to be set is indicated with v/V. Clock Set Y/M/D M/D/Y D/M/Y 2003...

  • Page 18: Inserting And Removing A Disc

    Inserting and removing a disc Disc cover OPEN lever Lock tab , Open the disc cover. While sliding the lock tab to the left, slide down the disc cover OPEN lever, and open the disc cover. • You can use only 8 cm CD-R/CD-RW discs that have these marks.

  • Page 19: Initializing A Disc, What Is Initialization

    Initializing a disc What is initialization? Initialization is required to record images on a disc. When you perform finalization (page 85) using your camera to view images through a CD-ROM drive, initialization is also automatically performed, and you can continue to record images. Images recorded before finalization remain on the disc.

  • Page 20: Setting The Still Image Size

    Setting the still image size , Set the mode dial to turn on the power. • You can also carry out this operation when the mode dial is set to P, S, A, M or SCN. 5.0M 5.0M 4.5M(3:2) 3.1M 1.2M Image Size , Press...

  • Page 21: Image Size And Quality

    110. For more information about the image quality mode, see page 43. • When images recorded using earlier Sony models are played back on this camera, the display may differ from the actual image size. • When the images are viewed on the LCD screen of the camera, they all look the same size.

  • Page 22

    Basic still image shooting Mode dial , Set the mode dial to , and turn on the power. The name of the folder where the image will be recorded appears on the LCD screen for approximately five seconds. • This camera can create new folders and select folders to be stored in the disc (page 43).

  • Page 23

    5.0M M AF , Press the shutter button fully down. The shutter sounds. The image will be recorded in the disc. When ACCESS lamp (page 10) goes out, you can shoot the next image • When operating the camera using a battery pack, if you do not operate the camera for about three minutes during recording, the camera turns off automatically to prevent wearing...

  • Page 24: Checking The Last Image You Shot Quick Review

    Auto Focus When you try to shoot a subject that is difficult to focus on, the AE/AF lock indicator changes to flashing slowly. The Auto Focus function may have difficulty working under the following conditions. In such cases, release the shutter button, then recompose the shot and focus again.

  • Page 25: Using The Zoom Feature

    Using the zoom feature W (wide-angle) T (telephoto) M AF M AF x1.1 x3.0 , Press the zoom button to choose the desired zoom position for shooting. Minimum focal distance to the subject Approx. 50 cm (19 3/4 inches) from the lens surface •...

  • Page 26: Shooting Close-ups — Macro

    Shooting close-ups — Macro The macro recording mode is used when zooming up a small subject, such as flowers or insects. You can shoot close-ups of subjects up to the distances specified below. When the zoom is set all the way to the W side: Approx.

  • Page 27: Using The Self-timer, Selecting A Flash Mode

    Using the self-timer 5.0M M AF , Turn the mode dial to , and press V ( ) on the control button. (self-timer) indicator appears on the LCD screen. • If the menu is currently displayed, press MENU first so that the menu disappears. •...

  • Page 28

    No indicator (Auto): The flash automatically pops up and strobes when the surroundings are dark. (Forced flash): The flash strobes regardless of the surrounding brightness. (Slow synchro): The flash strobes regardless of the surrounding brightness. The shutter speed is slow in a dark place, so you can clearly shoot the background that is out of flash light.

  • Page 29

    Recording images with the hologram AF The hologram AF is fill light to focus more easily on a subject in dark surroundings. When not using this function, set [Hologram AF] to [Off] in the SET UP settings (page 116). appears on the screen and the hologram AF emits red light when the shutter button is pressed halfway until the focus is locked.

  • Page 30: Indicators On The Screen During Shooting

    Indicators on the screen during shooting DISPLAY/LCD BACK LIGHT ON/OFF Each time you press DISPLAY/LCD BACK LIGHT ON/OFF, the display changes in the following order. Indicators on • For a detailed description of the indicators, see page 125. 60min 5.0M •...

  • Page 31: Inserting The Date And Time On A Still Image

    Inserting the date and time on a still image Camera 1 Moving Image : MPEG Movie AF Mode : Monitor Smart Zoom : Date/Time : Red Eye Reduction : Hologram AF : Auto SELECT , Set the mode dial to SET UP. The SET UP screen appears.

  • Page 32: Camera

    Viewing images on the LCD screen of your camera Single (single-image) Index (nine-image) screen screen 60min 101-0008 2003 7 4 10:30 SINGLE DISPLAY BACK/NEXT VOLUME You can view images shot with your camera almost immediately on the LCD screen. You can select the following three methods for viewing images.

  • Page 33

    60min 101-0003 2003 7 4 10:30 BACK/NEXT VOLUME , Select the desired still image with b/B on the control button. b : To display the preceding image B : To display the next image Viewing an index screen (nine-image or triple-image) SINGLE DISPLAY MOVE , Press the zoom W (index)

  • Page 34: Viewing Images On A Tv Screen

    Viewing images on a TV screen connecting cable (supplied) A/V OUT (MONO) jack , Connect the supplied A/V connecting cable to the A/V OUT (MONO) jack of the camera and the audio/video input jacks of the TV. If your TV has stereo input jacks, connect the audio plug (black) of the A/V connecting cable to the Lch jack.

  • Page 35

    Viewing images on a TV screen If you want to view images on a TV screen, you need a TV with a video input jack and the A/V connecting cable (supplied). The color system of the TV must match that of your digital still camera.

  • Page 36: Deleting Images

    Deleting images 101-0002 2003 7 4 10:30 BACK/NEXT VOLUME , Set the mode dial to , and turn on the camera. Press b/B on the control button to select the image you want to delete. • When using a CD-R, the disc remaining space does not increase even if you delete images.

  • Page 37

    Deleting images in index (nine-image) mode Exit Select All In Folder Delete , While an index (nine-image) screen (page 33) is displayed, press (Delete). Delete Exit Select All In Folder , Select [Select] with b/B on the control button, then press z. To delete all the images in the folder Select [All In Folder] with B on the control button, then press z.

  • Page 38

    Delete Exit , Press (Delete) and select [OK] with B on the control button, then press z. When the message “Disc access” disappears, the images have been deleted. To cancel deleting Select [Exit] with b on the control button, then press z. Deleting images in index (triple-image) mode Aperture Value: Shutter Speed:...

  • Page 39: Formatting A Cd-rw

    Delete Exit 101-0002 2003 7 4 10:30 BACK/NEXT , Select [Delete] with v on the control button, then press z. When the message “Disc access” disappears, the image has been deleted. To cancel deleting Select [Exit] with V on the control button, then press z.

  • Page 40

    Format Place on level surface All data will be erased , Select [OK] with v on the control button, then press z. “Format Place on level surface” appears on the LCD screen. To cancel formatting Select [Cancel] with V on the control button, then press z.

  • Page 41: How To Setup And Operate Your Camera, Changing The Menu Settings

    How to setup and operate your camera The usage of the menus and SET UP screen items that are most frequently used for “Advanced operations” is described below. Control button Mode dial MENU Changing the menu settings a Press MENU. The menu appears.

  • Page 42

    How to use the jog dial The jog dial is used to change the setting values when shooting with the manual adjustment modes (shutter speed priority mode, aperture priority mode, manual exposure mode), EV adjustment, focusing manually or choosing AF range finder frame.

  • Page 43: Deciding The Still Image Quality, Creating Or Selecting A Folder

    Deciding the still image quality Mode dial: P/S/A/M/SCN You can select the still image quality from [Fine] or [Standard]. Mode dial Control button MENU a Set the mode dial to P, S, A, M or SCN. b Press MENU. The menu appears. c Select (P.

  • Page 44: Creating A New Folder, Changing The Recording Folder

    Creating a new folder a Set the mode dial to SET UP. b Select (Disc Tool 2) with , [Create REC. Folder] with , and [OK] with , then press The following screen appears. 60min Create REC. Folder Creating REC. Folder 102MSDCF Ready? Cancel c Select [OK] with...

  • Page 45: Shooting With Program Shift Program Shift, Shooting With The Manual Adjustments

    Advanced still image shooting Shooting with Program Shift — Program Shift Mode dial: P Program Shift lets you quickly change the F value (aperture value) and shutter speed combination while keeping the brightness fixed. Shutter Mode dial Jog dial FINE FINE 5.0M 5.0M...

  • Page 46: Shutter Speed Priority Mode

    • You cannot make manual adjustments when shooting movies. • If the proper exposure is not obtained after making the settings, the setting value indicators on the screen may flash when the shutter button is pressed halfway down. You can shoot in this condition, but we recommend that you adjust the flashing values again.

  • Page 47: Aperture Priority Mode, Manual Exposure Mode, Choosing An Auto Focus Method

    Aperture priority mode This function lets you change the focus depth to bring both the subject and background into focus or to shoot a subject with a fuzzy background. FINE 60min FINE 5.0M 5.0M M AF M AF F5.6 F5.6 Aperture value F2 Aperture value F8 (minimum)

  • Page 48: Af Range Finder

    Choosing a focus range finder frame — AF range finder Mode dial: P/S/A/M/SCN/ Multipoint AF The camera calculates the distance in three places to the left and right and in the center of the image, letting you shoot using the auto focus function without worrying about the image composition.

  • Page 49: Choosing A Focus Operation Af Mode

    Choosing a focus operation — AF Mode Mode dial: SET UP You can select from the following three focus modes for your camera. Single AF ( S AF This mode allows accurate focusing over a wide range from near to distant subjects, and is useful for shooting stationary subjects.

  • Page 50: Setting The Distance To The Subject Focus Preset

    Shooting techniques When shooting with the subject at the edge of the frame, the 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 (except in Continuous AF mode).

  • Page 51: Adjusting The Exposure Ev Adjustment

    a Set the mode dial to P, S, A, M, SCN, or b Press FOCUS to switch to focus preset. Each time you press FOCUS, the setting changes in the following order. Focus preset AF range finder frame select The focus is fixed and the 9 (manual focus) indicator appears.

  • Page 52: Displaying A Histogram

    a Set the mode dial to P, S, A, SCN or b Press (Exposure). c Select the desired exposure value with the jog dial. Adjust the exposure value while checking the brightness of the background. FINE 5.0M M AF +1.0EV F2.8 To reactivate auto exposure Return the exposure adjustment value to...

  • Page 53: Selecting The Metering Mode

    Adjusting the exposure to the + side shifts the histogram to the right side. FINE 5.0M M AF Adjusting the exposure to the – side shifts the histogram to the left side. 60 60 60 5.0M M AF • The histogram also appears when the mode dial is set to , but you cannot adjust the exposure.

  • Page 54: Shooting With The Exposure Fixed Ae Lock

    Spot metering ( Light is measured only for the specific region where the subject is located. This lets you adjust the exposure to the subject even when the subject is backlit or there is strong contrast between the subject and the background.

  • Page 55: Shooting Three Images With The Exposure Shifted — Exposure Bracket

    The exposure is fixed and the AE-L indicator appears. FINE 5.0M M AF F2.8 c Target the subject you want to shoot and press and hold the shutter button halfway down. The focus is automatically adjusted. d Press the shutter button fully down.

  • Page 56

    a Set the mode dial to SET UP. The SET UP screen appears. b Select (Camera 2) with v/V and [Bracket Step] with B/v, then press B. c Select the desired bracket step value with v/V, then press z. ±1.0EV: Shifts the exposure value by plus or minus 1.0EV.

  • Page 57: Adjusting Color Tones White Balance

    Adjusting color tones — White Balance Mode dial: P/S/A/M/SCN/ When the white balance is set to Auto, the white balance is automatically set and the overall color balance is adjusted according to the shooting conditions. However, when you shoot under fixed conditions or special lighting conditions, you can manually adjust the white balance.

  • Page 58

    • When you select the one-push white balance mode, the screen momentarily turns blue. • When flash mode is set to (Forced flash) or (Slow synchro), the white balance is adjusted to the condition with the flash emitting. Shooting techniques The subject coloring is affected by the lighting conditions.

  • Page 59: Shooting Multiple Frames Clip Motion

    Shooting multiple frames — Clip Motion Mode dial: You can shoot a number of consecutive still images (GIF animation). The GIF format has a small file size, making it convenient for creating home pages or attaching images to e-mail. • Due to the limitations of the GIF format, the number of colors for Clip Motion images is reduced to 256 colors or less.

  • Page 60: Shooting In Multi Burst Mode Multi Burst

    3 Select [Delete] with , then press z. When [Delete Last] is selected in step 2, each time you repeat steps 1 through 3, the last frame you shot is deleted. • Note that all images are not recorded on the disc until you carry out step 6.

  • Page 61: Shooting Three Images Continuously Burst 3

    d Shoot the image. The 16 frames are recorded as a single image (image size: 1.2M). • See page 73 to play back images recorded in Multi Burst mode using this camera. • For the number of images that can be recorded in Multi Burst mode, see page 111.

  • Page 62: Shooting Still Images In Tiff Mode Tiff, Shooting Still Images For E-mail E-mail

    Shooting still images in TIFF mode — TIFF Mode dial: /P/S/A/M/SCN This mode records an image without compression, so the image quality does not deteriorate. Images recorded in this mode are suitable for editing on a computer, etc. Mode dial Control button MENU a Set the mode dial to...

  • Page 63: Shooting Still Images With Audio Files Voice

    c Select [Mode] (REC Mode) with b/B, then select [E-Mail] with v/V. d Shoot the image. When the “Recording” indication disappears, you can shoot the next image. To return to normal mode Select [Normal] in step 3. • For instructions on how to attach images to an e-mail message, consult the User’s Manual for your e-mail software.

  • Page 64: Scene Selection

    Shooting according to scene conditions — Scene Selection Mode dial: SCN When shooting night scenes, shooting people at night, shooting landscapes, shooting portraits, shooting snowy scenes, or shooting at the shore, use the following modes to increase the quality of your images.

  • Page 65: Adding Special Effects Picture Effect

    Beach mode When shooting seaside or lakeside scenes, the blue of the water is clearly recorded. • The flash is set to (Forced flash) or flash). Mode dial Control button MENU a Set the mode dial to SCN. b Press MENU. The menu appears.

  • Page 66

    Mode dial Control button MENU a Set the mode dial to P, S, A, M, SCN or b Press MENU. The menu appears. c Select [PFX] (P. Effect) with b/ B, then select the desired mode with v/V. To cancel Picture Effects Select [Off] in step 3.

  • Page 67: Using An External Flash, Using The Sony Hvl-f32x Flash

    Turn on the HVL-F32X. c Set the mode dial to , P, S, A, M or SCN. d Shoot the image. • When using a Sony optional external flash, check that [Hot Shoe] is set to [Off] in the SET UP settings.

  • Page 68: Using The Sony Hvl-f1000 Flash, Using A Commercially Available External Flash

    Set the mode dial to , P, S, A, M or SCN. e Shoot the image. • When using a Sony optional external flash, check that [Hot Shoe] is set to [Off] in the SET UP settings. Using a commercially...

  • Page 69: Selecting The Folder And Playing Back Images — Folder

    Advanced still image viewing Selecting the folder and playing back images — Folder Mode dial: Select the folder that images you want to playback are stored. Mode dial Control button MENU a Set the mode dial to b Press MENU. The menu appears.

  • Page 70: Enlarging A Portion Of A Still Image, Enlarging An Image Playback Zoom

    Enlarging a portion of a still image Mode dial: You can enlarge a part of an image up to five times the original size. You can also record the magnified image as a new file. Mode dial Control button MENU Zoom button Enlarging an image —...

  • Page 71: Recording An Enlarged Image Trimming, Playing Back Successive Images Slide Show

    Recording an enlarged image — Trimming a Press MENU after playback zoom. The menu appears. b Select [Trimming] with B, then press z. c Select the image size with v/V, then press z. The image is recorded, and the image on the screen returns to the normal size after recording.

  • Page 72: Rotating Still Images Rotate

    To stop slide show playback Press z, select [Exit] with B, then press z again. To skip to the next/previous image during the slide show Press B (next) or b (previous). • The interval setting time is approximate, and may vary according to the playback image size. Rotating still images —...

  • Page 73: Playing Back Images Shot In Multi Burst Mode, Playing Back Continuously

    Playing back images shot in Multi Burst mode Mode dial: You can play back Multi Burst images continuously or play them back frame by frame. This function is used for checking the image. Mode dial Control button • When Multi Burst images are played back on a computer or on a camera without the Multi Burst function, the 16 frames you shot will be displayed at the same time as part of one image.

  • Page 74

    To return to the normal playback Press z in step 4. The playback starts from the frame displayed on the LCD screen. To delete shot images When using this mode, you cannot delete only certain frames. When you delete images, all 16 of the frames are deleted at the same time.

  • Page 75: Protecting Images — Protect

    Still image editing Protecting images — Protect Mode dial: This function protects images against accidental erasure. Mode dial Control button MENU Zoom button • If you protect an image, the disc remaining space will decrease. If you cancel the protection, the disc remaining space will also decrease.

  • Page 76

    g Press MENU. h Select [OK] with B, then press The - indicator turns white. The selected images are protected. To exit the Protect function Select [Cancel] in step 4 or select [Exit] in step 8, then press z. To cancel individual protection Select the image to be unprotected with v/V/b/B, then press z in step 5.

  • Page 77: Changing Image Size — Resize

    Changing image size — Resize Mode dial: You can change the image size of a recorded image, and save it as a new file. You can resize to the following sizes. 5.0M, 3.1M, 1.2M, VGA The original image is retained even after resizing.

  • Page 78

    • If you mark an image shot in TIFF mode with a print (DPOF) mark, only the uncompressed (TIFF) image is printed, and the JPEG image recorded at the same time is not printed. • If you mark an image with a print mark, the disc remaining space will decrease.

  • Page 79

    g Press MENU. h Select [OK] with B, then press mark turns white. The mark setting is completed. To unmark mark Select the images to be unmarked in step 5, then press z. To unmark all the marks in the folder Select [All In Folder] in step 4, then press z.

  • Page 80: Shooting Movies

    Shooting movies Mode dial: You can shoot movies with sound (MPEG movies) using your camera. Before starting Set [Moving Image] to [MPEG Movie] in the SET UP settings (pages 41 and 116). Shutter Mode dial Control button DISPLAY/LCD BACK LIGHT ON/OFF a Set the mode dial to b Press...

  • Page 81: Viewing Movies On The Lcd Screen

    For a detailed description of the indicators, see page 128. • The procedure for viewing movies on a TV is the same as that for viewing still images (page 34). • The movies recorded using earlier Sony models may be also displayed a size smaller.

  • Page 82: Deleting Movies — Delete

    Deleting movies — Delete Mode dial: You can delete unwanted movies. Mode dial Control button Zoom button • When using a CD-R, the disc remaining space does not increase even if you delete images. • When using a CD-RW, the disc remaining space only increases if you delete the last image you shot while is indicated on the LCD...

  • Page 83

    g Select [OK] with B, then press When the message “Disc access” disappears, the movies have been deleted. To cancel deletion Select [Exit] in step 3 or 7. To delete all movies in the folder Select [All In Folder] in step 3, then press z.

  • Page 84: Viewing Images On Your Computer Introduction

    Viewing images on your computer — Introduction There are two methods for viewing images on a computer. – Viewing images using a CD-ROM drive (page 85). (Windows only) – Copying images into your computer through a USB connection (page 91, 97). (Windows and Mac OS X only) Recommended computer environment...

  • Page 85: Viewing Images Using Cd-rom Drive, Finalizing A Disc, What Is Finalization

    Viewing images using CD-ROM drive Finalizing a disc You must execute finalization before viewing images recorded with your camera through a CD-ROM drive. Discs that have not been finalized cannot be read with a CD-ROM drive. What is finalization? • Finalization is required to view images recorded with your camera through a CD- ROM drive.

  • Page 86: Canceling Finalization (unfinalize Cd-rw Only)

    To cancel finalization Select [Cancel] with V on the control button in step 3 or 4, then press z. Once finalization starts, you cannot cancel it. Canceling finalization (Unfinalize) (CD-RW only) a Place the CD-RW you want to unfinalize in the disc tray. Set the mode dial to Unfinalize Place on level surface...

  • Page 87: Using The Supplied 8cm Cd Adapter

    CD-ROM drive. • The reverse side of the disc is the recordable surface. “SONY” is printed on the reverse side of • the adaptor and the surface is lustrous. b Pull the third tab to the outside and slip the disc into place.

  • Page 88: Viewing Images Through A Cd-rom Drive

    The required operations may differ depending on your OS. • You can use the “ImageMixer Ver. 1.5 for Sony” software to view images on your computer. For details, see page 92. b Open [My Computer] and double-click the drive you use for the disc (Example:[MV_20030101(E:)]).

  • Page 89: Image File Storage Destinations And Image File Names

    Image file storage destinations and image file names Image files recorded with your camera are grouped as folders in the disc. Example: For Windows Me users Folder containing image data recorded using a camera without the folder creation function Folder containing image data recorded with this camera When no new folders have been created, this is only “101MSDCF”...

  • Page 90

    Folder File name 101MSDCF DSC0ssss.JPG up to 999MSDCF DSC0ssss.JPE DSC0ssss.MPG DSC0ssss.TIF CLP0ssss.GIF CLP0ssss.THM MBL0ssss.GIF MBL0ssss.THM MOV0ssss.MPG • ssss stands for any number within the range from 0001 to 9999. • The numerical portions of the following files are the same. –A small-size image file shot in E-Mail mode and its corresponding image file –An audio file shot in Voice mode and its corresponding image file –An uncompressed image file shot in TIFF mode and its corresponding image file...

  • Page 91: Copying Images Into Your Computer Through A Usb Connection, Installing The Ptp Manager

    Copying images into your computer through a USB connection • Close down all applications running on the computer before installing. • When using Windows 2000 or XP, log on as administrator. Installing the PTP Manager — Windows 98/98SE/2000/Me • When using Windows XP, you need not install the PTP Manager.

  • Page 92: Installing "imagemixer

    (restart). Installing “ImageMixer” — Windows 98/98SE/2000/Me/XP You can use the “ImageMixer Ver. 1.5 for Sony” software to copy, view and edit images. For details, see the software’s help files. a Click [ImageMixer] on the installing menu screen.

  • Page 93: Computer

    b Follow instructions on each succeeding screen. Install “ImageMixer” according to the screen. • When you use Windows 2000 or Windows XP, install “WinASPI”. • If DirectX8.0a or a later version is not installed in your computer, the “Information” screen appears.

  • Page 94: Copying Images

    d Connect the USB cable to your computer. • When you use a desktop computer, we recommend that you 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 96.

  • Page 95: When The Ptp Manager Does Not Start Up

    2 Check whether the other device is already installed. 1 Click [Device Manager]. 2 Check for a [ Sony PTP] with a mark. 3 If the device is installed, remove it. 1 Click [ Sony PTP]. (When using Windows 2000, right- click [ Sony PTP].)

  • Page 96: Copying Images Using The Windows Xp Autoplay Wizard, Viewing Images On Your Computer

    • When using Windows XP, double-click [Start] t [My Documents] in that order. • You can use the “ImageMixer Ver. 1.5 for Sony” software to view and edit images on your computer. For details, see the software’s help files. Creating a Video CD You can create Video CDs using commercially available 12 cm CD-R.

  • Page 97

    For Mac OS X users (v10.0/ v10.1/v10.2) Mac OS X users can view images through a USB connection. a Connect your camera to your computer For details, see page 93. b Connect the USB cable For details, see page 94. c Copy the images using Image Capture Image Capture starts up automatically.

  • Page 98: Troubleshooting

    Install the battery pack while pushing the battery eject lever up using the front edge of the battery pack (page 11). p Install the battery pack correctly (page 11). p Consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. p Properly connect the AC Adaptor (page 11).

  • Page 99

    Symptom Cause The battery remaining • You have used the camera for a long time in an indicator is incorrect, or extremely hot or an extremely cold location. sufficient battery • The battery pack is dead (page 122). remaining indicator is •...

  • Page 100

    Shooting still images/movies Symptom Cause The LCD screen is not • The power was turned off with the LCD turned on even when the backlight turned off the last time you used the power is turned on. camera. The subject is not visible •...

  • Page 101

    Symptom Cause Vertical streaks appear • The smear phenomenon is occurring. when you are shooting a very bright subject. Noise appears in the • The camera is functioning to increase the image when you view the visibility of the LCD screen by temporarily LCD screen in a dark brightening the image under conditions of low place.

  • Page 102

    Symptom Cause The macro function does • The not work. mode) is selected for the Scene Selection function. The eyes of the subject — come out red. The date and time are • The date and time are not set correctly. recorded incorrectly.

  • Page 103

    Deleting/Editing Images Symptom Cause Your camera cannot • The image is protected. delete an image. • The disc remaining space is not sufficient. You have deleted an • Once you have deleted an image, you cannot image by mistake. restore it. The resizing function •...

  • Page 104

    Follow the designated copy procedure for your OS (pages 94, 96 and 97). p If you are using the “ImageMixer Ver. 1.5 for Sony” application software, click on HELP. p If you are using the “ImageMixer Ver. 1.5 for Sony” application software, click on HELP.

  • Page 105

    Copy the file to the hard disk of your computer and then play back the file from the hard disk. p Check the printer settings. p Click on the HELP for the “ImageMixer Ver. 1.5 for Sony” application software. p Set the computer display as follows: Windows: 800 ×...

  • Page 106

    Others Symptom Cause Your camera does not • You are not using an “InfoLITHIUM” battery work. pack. • The battery level is low. (The E indicator appears.) • The AC Adaptor is not connected securely. The power is on, but the •...

  • Page 107: Warnings And Messages

    Warnings and messages The following messages may appear on the screen. Message Meaning/Corrective action Lens cap attached • The lens cap is attached. Remove the lens cap. Cover open • The disc cover is open. Close the disc cover (page 18). No disc •...

  • Page 108

    Message Meaning/Corrective action For "InfoLITHIUM" battery • The battery is not the “InfoLITHIUM” type. only Not enough battery • The battery level is too low to execute initialization or finalization. • The battery level is low. Charge the battery pack Can not unfinalize •...

  • Page 109: Self-diagnosis Display

    If you are unable to solve the problem even after trying the corrective actions a few times, contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility and inform them of the 5-digit code. Corrective action •...

  • Page 110: Number Of Images That Can Be Saved Or Shooting Time

    Number of images that can be saved or shooting time In addition to setting the image size and image quality, you can also select various recording modes according to the purpose of shooting. Number of still images that can be saved Recording mode Normal Standard...

  • Page 111

    Shooting time Recording mode 640(VGA) MPEG Movie 5 min. 51 sec. 89 min. 11 sec. Clip Motion* – Multi Burst** – * When recording 10 frames per Clip Motion file ** The image size is 1.2M. Image size 160 (Mail) Mobile Normal –...

  • Page 112: Menu Items

    Menu items Menu items that can be modified differ depending on the position of the mode dial. The screen shows only the items you can operate in each specific mode. Factory settings are indicated with x. When the mode dial is set to Item Setting Mode (REC Mode)

  • Page 113

    Item Setting Mode (REC Mode) TIFF Voice E-Mail Exp Brktg Burst 3 xNormal ± (Flash Level) High / xNormal / Low PFX (P.Effect) Solarize / Sepia / Neg. Art /xOff (Sharpness) + / xNormal / – (Saturation) + / xNormal / – (Contrast) + / xNormal / –...

  • Page 114

    When the mode dial is set to Item Setting (Metering Mode) Spot / Center / xMulti WB (White Bal) xAuto ± (Flash Level) High / xNormal / Low PFX (P.Effect) Solarize / Sepia / Neg. Art /xOff When the mode dial is set to Item Setting (Metering Mode)

  • Page 115

    When the mode dial is set to Item Setting Folder OK / Cancel Protect — DPOF — Slide Interval Image Repeat Start Cancel Resize 5.0M / 3.1M / 1.2M / VGA / Cancel Rotate (counter clockwise) (clockwise) / OK / Cancel Description Selects the folder containing the image you want to play back (page 69).

  • Page 116: Set Up Items

    SET UP items Set the mode dial to SET UP. The SET UP screen appears. Factory settings are indicated with x. (Camera 1) Item Setting Moving Image xMPEG Movie / Clip Motion / Multi Burst AF Mode Single / Smart Zoom On / Off Date/Time Day &...

  • Page 117

    (Camera 2) Item Setting Bracket Step ±1.0EV / x±0.7EV / ±0.3EV Conversion Lens On / Hot Shoe On / xOff When [Conversion Lens] is set to [On]: • When the mode dial is set to A or M, you can only select aperture values of F4 or higher. •...

  • Page 118

    (Disc Tool 2) Item Setting File Number Series Reset Create REC. Folder OK / Cancel Change REC. Folder OK / Cancel Confirm B. Write On / (Setup 1) Item Setting LCD Brightness Bright / xNormal / Dark LCD Backlight Bright / Beep Shutter —...

  • Page 119: Precautions

    Precautions On handling the camera Do not carry the camera by the disc cover Do not touch the rotating disc This may cause injury. On cleaning the pickup lens When the pickup lens becomes dirty and the camera cannot operate properly, clean the pickup lens using a commercially available blower.

  • Page 120: On Discs

    On moisture condensation If the camera is brought directly from a cold to a warm location, or is placed in a very damp room, moisture may condense inside or outside the camera. This moisture condensation may cause a malfunction of the camera.

  • Page 121: On "infolithium" Battery Pack

    • Do not use any solvent (benzine, thinner, static protection product, record cleaner, etc.) to clean a disc. Notes • Do not remove the disc while reading or writing data. • Data may be damaged if: – You remove the disc or shake the camera while reading or writing data.

  • Page 122

    Effective use of the battery pack • Battery performance decreases in low- temperature surroundings. So, the time that the battery pack can be used is shorter in cold places. We recommend the following to ensure longer battery pack use: – Put the battery pack in a pocket close to your body to warm it up, and insert it in your camera immediately before you start shooting.

  • Page 123: Specifications

    Specifications x Camera [System] Image device 9.04 mm (1/1.8 type) color CCD Primary color filter Total pixels number of camera Approx. 5 255 000 pixels Effective pixels number of camera Approx. 5 090 000 pixels Lens 3× zoom lens f = 7.0 – 21.0 mm (9/32 – 27/32 inches) (34 –...

  • Page 124

    x AC-L15A/L15B AC Adaptor Power requirements 100 – 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz Current consumption 0.35 – 0.18 A Power consumption 18 W Output rating 8.4 V DC *See the label on the AC Adaptor for other specifications. Operating temperature 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F) Storage temperature –20°C to +60°C (–4°F to +140°F)

  • Page 125: The Lcd Screen

    The LCD screen When shooting still images AE-L 60min SOLARIZE A Recording mode indicator (59-63) B AE LOCK indicator (55) C AE/AF lock indicator (22) D Battery remaining indicator (12) E White balance indicator (57)/ Mode dial indicator/ Flash mode indicator (27)/ Red-eye reduction indicator (28)/ Conversion lens indicator (117) F Date/time indicator (31)/...

  • Page 126

    When shooting movies SOLARIZE A Recording mode indicator (80) B AE LOCK indicator (55) C Battery remaining indicator (12) D White balance indicator (57) E Metering modes indicator (53)/ Picture effect indicator (65) F Low battery warning indicator (108) G AF range finder frame (48) H Spot metering cross hair (54) I Image size indicator (80) J Recording time [maximum...

  • Page 127

    When playing back still images 60min x1.3 BACK/NEXT A Recording mode indicator (59-63) B Protect indicator (75)/ Print (DPOF) mark indicator (77)/ Volume indicator (63) C Remaining space recovery indicator (36) D Zoom scaling indicator (70)/ Jog playback indicator (73) E Histogram indicator (52) F Folder-file number G Change folder indicator...

  • Page 128

    When playing back moving images 60min VOL. Folder Protect DPOF A Image size indicator (81) B Recording mode indicator (81) C Volume indicator (81)/Playback indicator (81)/Remaining space recovery indicator (36) D Playback bar (81) E Change folder indicator/ Playback folder indicator (69) F Image number/Number of images recorded in selected folder...

  • Page 129

    Index Index AC Adaptor ...11, 14 Access lamp ...18 Advanced accessory shoe ...9, 67 AE/AF lock ...50 AE/AF lock indicator ...22 AF lock ...50 AF Mode ...49 AF range finder frame ...48 Aperture priority mode ...47 Auto adjustment mode ...22 Auto Focus ...24, 47 Auto power-off function ...15 A/V connecting cable ...34...

  • Page 130

    Folder changing the recording folder ... 44 creating a new folder ... 44 playback folder ... 69 Recording folder ... 44 Formatting a CD-RW ... 39 GIF ... 59, 90 Histogram ... 52 Hologram AF ... 29 Hot shoe ... 117 Image copying images to your computer ...

  • Page 131

    Setting date and time ...16 image size ...20, 110 menu items ...41, 112 SET UP items ...41, 116 Sharpness ...113 Shooting mode auto adjustment mode ...22 Bracket ...55 Burst ...61 Clip Motion ...59 E-mail ...62 movie ...80 Multi Burst ...60 TIFF ...62 Voice ...63 Shutter speed priority mode ...46...

  • Page 132

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

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