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Sony MVC-CD350 Operating Instructions Manual

Digital still camera mavica® cd recordable.
Also See for MVC-CD350:
Specifications - 2 pages
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-CD350
Serial No.
MVC-CD350
© 2003 Sony Corporation
3-081-835-11(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 ______________________________

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  • 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-CD350 Serial No.

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    Regulatory Information Declaration of Conformity Trade Name: SONY Model No.: MVC-CD350 Responsible Party: Sony Electronics Inc. Address: 680 Kinderkamack Road, Oradell, NJ 07649 USA Telephone No.: 201-930-6972 This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the...

  • Page 3

    CAUTION You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not expressly approved in this manual could void your authority to operate this equipment. Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.

  • 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

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

    Advanced still image viewing Selecting the folder and playing back images — Folder...59 Enlarging a portion of a still image...60 Enlarging an image — Playback zoom...60 Recording an enlarged image — Trimming ...61 Playing back successive images — Slide Show...61 Rotating still 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 POWER button (15) B POWER lamp (15) C Shutter button (22) D Microphone E Lens F Battery cover (11) G Tripod receptacle (bottom surface) H Flash emitter (27) I Self-timer lamp (26)/...

  • Page 10

    A ACCESS lamp (18) /CHG (charge) lamp (12) C LCD screen D Speaker E Control button (Menu on) (v/V/b/B/z) (Menu off) ( / ) (27, 26, 24, 25) F MENU button (40, 101) G DISPLAY ON/OFF button (29) H RESET button (bottom surface) (88) I Mode dial (16) : To shoot still images in auto...

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

  • 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).

  • 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 forward.

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

    Turning on/off your camera POWER POWER button POWER lamp , Press POWER. 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). Turning off the power Press POWER again.

  • 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 , SCN, • To change the date and time, set the mode dial SET UP , select [Clock Set] in (Setup 1)

  • 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 , Open the disc cover. 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. • For details on disc, see page 108. Pickup lens Disc Push here...

  • 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 75) 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 Mode dial , Set the mode dial to turn on the power. • You can also carry out this operation when the mode dial is set to or SCN. 3.1M 3.1M 2.8M(3:2) 2.0M 1.2M Image Size , Press (Image Size).

  • Page 21: Image Size And Quality

    The number of actually recorded pixels is maximum 3.1 MEGA pixels. • When images recorded using earlier Sony models are played back on this camera, the display may differ from the actual image 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 41).

  • Page 23

    3.1M M AF , Press the shutter button fully down. The shutter sounds. The image will be recorded in the disc. When lamp ACCESS (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, Using The Zoom Feature

    Checking the last image you shot — Quick Review 3.1M Review 101-0029 2003 7 4 10:30 RETURN , Press b (7) on the control button. To return to the normal shooting mode, press lightly on the shutter button or press b (7) again.

  • Page 25: Shooting Close-ups — Macro

    Smart zoom Digital processing lets you zoom in the image without deterioration. When the zoom exceeds 3×, enlargement is carried out using the smart zoom. When the smart zoom is not needed, set [Smart Zoom] to [Off] in the SET UP settings (page 105). When you press the zoom button, the zoom scaling indicator appears on the LCD screen.

  • Page 26: Using The Self-timer

    3.1M M AF , Set the mode dial to , and press B ( ) on the control button. (macro) indicator appears on the screen. • If the menu is currently displayed, press MENU first so that the menu disappears. •...

  • Page 27: Selecting A Flash Mode

    FINE 3.1M M AF F3.8 , Center the subject in the frame, and press the shutter button fully down. The self-timer lamp (page 9) flashes and a beep sounds after you press the shutter button until the shutter operates (approximately 10 seconds). To cancel the self-timer in the middle of the operation Press V (...

  • Page 28

    When shooting images against a light source If the flash is set to Auto (no indicator), shooting against a light source automatically flashes even when there is enough light around the subject (Daylight synchro). Before flashed When flashed • The best performance may not be given depending on shooting conditions.

  • Page 29: Indicators On The Screen During Shooting

    • If the AF illuminator light does not reach the subject sufficiently or the subject has weak contrast, focus will not be achieved. (An approximate distance of 0.3 m to 2.3 m (11 7/8 inches to 7 feet 6 1/2 inches) is recommended.) •...

  • Page 30: Inserting The Date And Time On A Still Image

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

  • Page 31: 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 32

    60min 101-0003 2003 7 4 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) 10:30 SINGLE DISPLAY , Press the zoom W (index)

  • Page 33: 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 34

    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 35: 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 36

    Deleting images in index (nine-image) mode Exit Select All In Folder Delete , While an index (nine-image) screen (page 32) is displayed, press (Delete). Exit Select All In Folder Delete , 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 37

    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: F3.8...

  • Page 38: 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 39

    Format Place on level surface All data will be erased Ready? Cancel , 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 40: 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 41: Deciding The Still Image Quality, Creating Or Selecting A Folder

    Deciding the still image quality Mode dial: /SCN You can select the still image quality from [Fine] or [Standard]. Control button Mode dial MENU a Set the mode dial to SCN. b Press MENU. The menu appears. c Select (P. Quality) with b/B, then select the desired image quality with v/V.

  • Page 42: 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 v/ V, [Create REC. Folder] with B/ v/V, and [OK] with B/v, then press z. The following screen appears. 60min Create REC. Folder Creating REC.

  • Page 43: Choosing An Auto Focus Method, Choosing A Focus Range Finder Frame Af Range Finder

    Advanced still image shooting Choosing an auto focus method You can set the AF range finder frame and the AF mode. AF focus range finder frame The AF range finder frame selects the focus position according to the subject position and size.

  • Page 44: Choosing A Focus Operation Af Mode

    • When you are shooting movies (MPEG Movie) and you choose Multipoint AF, the distance to the center of the screen is estimated as an average, so the AF works even with a certain amount of vibration. The Center AF automatically focuses only on the center of the image, so it is convenient when you want to focus only on what you aim at.

  • Page 45

    a Set the mode dial to SET UP. b Select (Camera) with v, [AF Mode] with B/v/V. c Select the desired mode with B/v/V, then press z. • When shooting in Macro mode, the AF speed drops in order to focus accurately on close subjects.

  • Page 46: Setting The Distance To The Subject Focus Preset, Ev Adjustment

    Setting the distance to the subject — Focus preset Mode dial: /SCN/ When shooting an image using a previously set distance to the subject, or when shooting a subject through a net or through window glass, it is difficult to get the proper focus in auto focus mode.

  • Page 47: Selecting The Metering Mode

    a Set the mode dial to , SCN b Press MENU. The menu appears. c Select (EV) with b/B. The value of the exposure adjustment is displayed. d Select the desired exposure value with v/V. Adjust the exposure value while checking the brightness of the background.

  • Page 48: Adjusting Color Tones White Balance

    Spot metering cross hair Spot Multi Metering Mode Control button Mode dial MENU a Set the mode dial to b Press MENU. The menu appears. c Select (Metering Mode) with b/B, then select [Multi] or [Spot] with v/V. Adjusting color tones —...

  • Page 49: Adjusting The Flash Level Flash Level

    • Under fluorescent lights that flicker, the white balance adjustment function may not work correctly even though you select (Fluorescent). • When the flash strobes, the manual setting is canceled, and the image is recorded in [Auto] mode (except in (Flash) mode).

  • Page 50: 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 51: Shooting In Multi Burst Mode Multi Burst

    3 Select [Delete] with v, 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 52: Shooting Two Images Continuously Burst 2

    d Shoot the image. The 16 frames are recorded as a single image (image size: 1.2M). • See page 63 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 100.

  • Page 53: Shooting Still Images In Tiff Mode Tiff, Shooting Still Images For E-mail E-mail

    Shooting still images in TIFF mode — TIFF Mode dial: /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. Shutter Control button Mode dial MENU a Set the mode dial to...

  • Page 54: 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 55: Shooting According To Scene Conditions 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, shooting at the shore, or shooting with priority on the shutter speed such as motion scenes, use the following modes to increase the quality of your images.

  • Page 56

    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). High-speed shutter mode Use this mode to shoot moving subjects outdoors or in other bright places. •...

  • Page 57: Adding Special Effects Picture Effect, Confirming Whether To Record Images Confirm Before Write

    Adding special effects — Picture Effect Mode dial: /SCN/ You can digitally process images to obtain special effects. Solarize B&W The light contrast is The picture is clearer and the picture monochrome looks like an (black and white). illustration. Sepia Neg.Art The picture is sepia- The color and...

  • Page 58

    d Record the image. 60min FINE 3.1M Confirm Record Delete e Select [Record] or [Delete] with v/V, then press z. If you select [Record] “Recording” appears on the screen, and the image will be recorded on the disc. If you select [Delete] Select [Delete], then press z to not record the image on the disc.

  • Page 59: Folder

    Selecting the folder and playing back images — Folder Mode dial: Select the folder that images you want to playback are stored. Control button Mode dial MENU a Set the mode dial to b Press MENU. The menu appears. c Select [Folder] with b, then press z.

  • Page 60: 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. Control button Mode dial Zoom button MENU Enlarging an image —...

  • Page 61: 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 62: 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 63: 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. Control button Mode dial • 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 64

    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 65: Protecting Images Protect

    Protecting images — Protect Mode dial: This function protects images against accidental erasure. Control button Mode dial 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 66

    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 , then press z in step 5.

  • Page 67: Changing Image Size Resize, Choosing Images To Print Print (dpof) Mark

    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. 3.1M, 2.0M, 1.2M, VGA The original image is retained even after resizing.

  • Page 68

    • 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 69

    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 70: 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 40 and 105). Shutter Control button Mode dial DISPLAY ON/OFF a Set the mode dial to b Press (Image Size).

  • Page 71: Viewing Movies On The Lcd Screen

    For a detailed description of the indicators, see page 115. • The procedure for viewing movies on a TV is the same as that for viewing still images (page 33). • The movies recorded using earlier Sony models may be also displayed a size smaller.

  • Page 72: Deleting Movies — Delete

    Deleting movies — Delete Mode dial: You can delete unwanted movies. Control button Mode dial 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 73

    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 74: 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 (Windows only) (page 75). – Copying images into your computer through a USB connection (Windows, Mac OS X only) (pages 81 and 87). Recommended computer environment Recommended Windows...

  • Page 75: 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 76: 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 77: Using The Supplied 8cm Cd Adapter

    • 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 78: 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 83. b Open [My Computer] and double-click the drive you use for the disc (Example:[MV_20030101(E:)]).

  • Page 79: 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 80

    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 81: 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 82

    f Select the destination folder, then click [Next]. “Select Program Folder” screen appears. g Select [PTP Manager] as a program folder, then click [Next]. “Start Copying Files” screen appears. h Check the settings and click [Next]. The PTP Manager installation starts. When installation finishes, “InstallShield Wizard Complete”...

  • Page 83: Installing "imagemixer, Connecting The Camera To Your Computer

    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. Select the desired language, then click [OK].

  • Page 84

    b Turn on your computer and the camera. POWER POWER button c Connect the supplied USB cable to the (USB) jack of the camera. 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.

  • Page 85: Copying Images

    Copying images a Follow the steps on page 83 to make the USB connection, then the PTP Manager starts. Click [Next]. The images stored on the disc are displayed. It may take some time to load the images from the disc. b Select the images that you want to copy, then click [Next].

  • Page 86: When The Ptp Manager Does Not Start Up, Autoplay Wizard

    “System Properties” screen. 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].

  • Page 87: Viewing Images On Your Computer, Creating A Video Cd, For Mac Os X (v10.0/v10.1/v10.2 Users

    • 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 88: Troubleshooting

    Install the battery pack while pushing the battery eject lever outward 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 12).

  • Page 89

    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 110). remaining indicator is •...

  • Page 90

    Shooting still images/movies Symptom Cause The subject is not visible • The mode dial is not set to on the screen. The image is out of focus. • The subject is too close. • The mode) is selected for the Scene Selection function.

  • Page 91

    Symptom Cause Your camera cannot • No disc has been inserted. record images. • The disc is full. • The disc has not been initialized. • You cannot record images while charging the flash. • The mode dial is not set to when shooting a still image.

  • Page 92

    Viewing images Symptom Cause Your camera cannot play • The mode dial is not set to back images. • Your camera cannot play back image files copied from the hard disk of your computer if the folder/file name has been changed or the image has been modified.

  • Page 93

    Follow the designated copy procedure for your OS (pages 85 and 87). 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 94

    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 HELP for the “ImageMixer Ver. 1.5 for Sony” application software. p Set the computer display as follows: Windows: 800 ×...

  • Page 95

    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 96: Warnings And Messages

    Warnings and messages The following messages may appear on the screen. Message Meaning/Corrective action Cover open • The disc cover is open. Close the disc cover (page 18). No disc • No disc is inserted. Insert a disc (page 18). Drive error •...

  • Page 97

    Message Meaning/Corrective action Not enough battery • The battery level is too low to execute initialization or finalization. • The battery level is low. Charge the battery pack flash even though there is still 5 to 10 minutes of remaining battery time left. Can not unfinalize •...

  • Page 98: 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 99: Number Of Images That Can Be Saved Or Shooting Time

    Additional information 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 100

    Shooting time Recording mode 640 (VGA) MPEG Movie 5 min. 51 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 89 min. 11 sec. –...

  • Page 101: 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 102

    Item Setting 400 / 200 / 100 / xAuto (P.Quality) xFine / Standard Mode (REC Mode) TIFF Voice E-Mail Burst 2 xNormal ± High / xNormal / Low (Flash Level) PFX (P.Effect) Solarize / B&W / Sepia / Neg. Art / xOff Sets the image special effects (page 57). (Sharpness) + / xNormal / –...

  • Page 103

    When the mode dial is set to Item Setting (EV) +2.0EV / +1.7EV / +1.3EV / +1.0EV / +0.7EV / +0.3EV / x0EV / –0.3EV / –0.7EV / –1.0EV / –1.3EV / –1.7EV / –2.0EV 9 (Focus) / 7.0m / 3.0m / 1.0m / 0.5m / Center AF / xMulti AF (Metering Mode) Spot / xMulti...

  • Page 104

    When the mode dial is set to Item Setting Folder OK / Cancel Protect — DPOF — Slide Interval Image Repeat Start Cancel Resize 3.1M / 2.0M / 1.2M / VGA / Cancel Rotate (counter clockwise) (clockwise) / OK / Cancel Description Selects the folder containing the image you want to play back (page 59).

  • Page 105: 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) Item Setting Moving Image xMPEG Movie / Clip Motion / Multi Burst AF Mode Single / Monitor / Cont Smart Zoom On / Off Date/Time...

  • Page 106

    (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 107: 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 108: 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 109: 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 110

    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 111: Specifications

    Specifications x Camera [System] Image device 6.67 mm (1/2.7 type) color CCD Primary color filter Total pixels number of camera Approx. 3 338 000 pixels Effective pixels number of camera Approx. 3 207 000 pixels Lens 3× zoom lens f = 6.4 – 19.2 mm (9/32 – 25/32 inches) (41 –...

  • Page 112

    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 voltage 8.4 V DC, 1.5 A Operating temperature 0°C to +40°C (32°F to +104°F) Storage temperature –20°C to +60°C (–4°F to +140°F) Dimensions (approx.) 56×31×100 mm...

  • Page 113: The Lcd Screen

    The LCD screen When shooting still images 60min SOLARIZE A Recording mode indicator (50-54) B AE/AF lock indicator (22) C Battery remaining indicator (12) D White balance indicator (48)/ Mode dial indicator/ Flash mode indicator (27)/ Red-eye reduction indicator (28) E Date/time indicator (30)/ ISO number indicator (102) F Picture effect indicator (57)/...

  • Page 114

    When shooting movies SOLARIZE A Recording mode indicator (70) B Battery remaining indicator (12) C White balance indicator (48) D Picture effect indicator (57) E Low battery warning indicator (97) F AF range finder frame (43) G Spot metering cross hair (48) H Image size indicator (70) I Recording time [maximum recordable time] indicator (100)

  • Page 115

    When playing back still images 60min 12/12 x1.3 BACK/NEXT VOLUME A Recording mode indicator (50-54) B Protect indicator (65)/ Print (DPOF) mark indicator (67)/ Volume indicator (54) C Remaining space recovery indicator (35) D Zoom scaling indicator (60)/ Jog playback indicator (63) E Image size indicator (20) F Folder-file number G Change folder indicator (59)

  • Page 116: Index

    Index AC Adaptor ... 11, 14 Access lamp ... 18 AE/AF lock ... 45 AE/AF lock indicator ... 22 AF illuminator ... 28, 105 AF lock ... 45 AF Mode ... 44 AF range finder frame ... 43 Auto adjustment mode ... 22 Auto Focus ...

  • Page 117

    GIF ...50, 80 Image copying images to your computer ...85 file names ...80 image file storage destinations ...79 image quality ...21, 41 image size ...20, 99 “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack ...109 Installation ImageMixer ...83 PTP Manager ...81 ISO ...102 Jog playback ...63 JPG ...80 LCD screen brightness ...106...

  • Page 118

    image size ... 20 metering mode ... 47 number of images that can be saved or shooting time ... 21, 99 picture effect ... 57 Scene Selection ... 55 shooting close-ups (Macro) ... 25 superimposing the date and time ... 30 using the flash ...

  • Page 120

    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 frequent asked questions can be found at our Customer Support Website.

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