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Sony MVC-FD200 Operating Instructions Manual

Digital still camera mavica® cd recordable.
Also See for MVC-FD200:
Specifications - 2 pages
Brochure - 2 pages
3-073-074-11(2)
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. ________________________
Serial No. ________________________
MVC-FD100/FD200
©2002 Sony Corporation

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    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. ________________________ Serial No. ________________________ MVC-FD100/FD200 ©2002 Sony Corporation...

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    (servicing) instructions in the literature accompanying the appliance. If you have any questions about this product, you may call: Sony Customer Information Center 1-800-222-SONY (7669) The number below is for the FCC related matters only. Regulatory Information Declaration of Conformity...

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    Never use the plug without the fuse cover. If you should lose the fuse cover, please contact your nearest Sony service station. For the Customers in Germany Directive:EMC Directive 89/336/EEC.92/...

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    Be sure to read the following before using your camera Operating instructions Before operating the unit, please read this manual thoroughly, and retain it for future reference. As you read through this manual, buttons and settings on the camera are shown in capital letters.

  • Page 5: Introduction

    Introduction Check images after recording Recording still images: page 18 Playing back still images: page 24 Deleting images (DELETE): page 75 Capture images with your computer You can copy images onto your computer and view and modify images or attach images to e-mail on your computer using the supplied USB cable and application software.

  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents Introduction ... 5 Getting started Identifying the parts ... 7 Preparing the power supply ... 9 Setting the date and time ... 14 Inserting a floppy disk ... 16 Inserting a “Memory Stick” ... 17 Basic operations B Recording Recording still images ...

  • Page 7: Identifying The Parts

    Getting started Identifying the parts See the pages in parentheses for details of operation. A Self-timer lamp (21) B Flash (22) C Shutter button (18, 23) D Zoom lever (20) E Photocell window for flash Do not block while recording. F Tripod receptacle (bottom surface) Use a tripod with a screw length of...

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    K Photocell window for LCD screen The LCD screen becomes brighter when exposed to sunlight. L LCD screen M PLAY/STILL/MOVIE selector (48) N LCD BACKLIGHT switch (20) (Flash) button/ (Flash) lamp (22) P FOCUS button (64) Q PROGRAM AE button (65) R DISPLAY button (21) S Control button (48) Attaching the...

  • Page 9: Preparing The Power Supply

    * What is “InfoLITHIUM”? “InfoLITHIUM” is a lithium ion battery pack which can exchange information such as battery consumption with compatible video equipment. “InfoLITHIUM” L series battery packs have the mark. “InfoLITHIUM” is a trademark of Sony Corporation. Battery eject lever...

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    Charging the battery pack When the camera is turned on, you cannot charge the battery pack. Be sure to turn off the power of the camera. Battery pack Insert the battery pack into your camera. Open the DC IN cover and connect the AC power adaptor to the DC IN jack of your camera with the Connect the power cord (mains lead) to the AC power adaptor and then to a wall outlet (wall socket).

  • Page 11

    NP-F330 (supplied)/F550 (optional) battery pack When you record images in an extremely cold location or using the LCD screen, the operating time becomes short. When using the camera in an extremely cold location, place the battery pack in your pocket or other place to keep it warm, then insert the battery pack into the camera just before recording.

  • Page 12

    STILL mode recording/playback when using “Memory Stick”s NP-F330 (supplied) Battery life (min.) Continuous Approx. 80 recording* Continuous Approx. 100 playback** Approximate battery life and number of images that can be recorded/played back at a temperature of 25°C (77°F) with a fully charged battery pack, 640×480 image size and in NORMAL recording mode.

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    Using the AC power adaptor To DC IN jack Open the DC IN cover and connect the AC power adaptor to the DC IN jack of your camera with the Connect the power cord (mains lead) to the AC power adaptor and then to a wall outlet (wall socket).

  • Page 14: Setting The Date And Time

    Setting the date and time When you first use your camera, set the date and time. If these are not set, the CLOCK SET screen appears whenever you turn on your camera. Press and hold the green button and slide the POWER switch in the direction of the arrow to turn on power.

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    Select the desired date display format with on the control button, then press the center Select from [Y/M/D] (year/month/day), [M/D/Y] (month/day/year), or [D/M/Y] (day/month/year). Select the year, month, day, hour or minute item you want to set with button. The item to be set is indicated with Set the numeric value with control button, then press the center enter it.

  • Page 16: Inserting A Floppy Disk

    Inserting a floppy disk EJECT lock Check that the write protect tab is set to the recordable position for recording. Insert the floppy disk until it clicks. Usable floppy disks • Size: 3.5-inch • Type: 2HD (1.44 MB) • Format: MS-DOS format (512 bytes Notes •...

  • Page 17: Inserting A "memory Stick

    Inserting a “Memory Stick” See page 85 for details about “Memory Stick”. “Memory Stick” cover Open the “Memory Stick” cover. Insert the “Memory Stick.” Insert the “Memory Stick” with the slot as illustrated until it clicks. Close the “Memory Stick” cover. Removing the “Memory Stick”...

  • Page 18: Recording Still Images

    Basic operations Recording still images Still images are recorded in JPEG format. Slide the POWER switch down to turn on the power and insert a floppy disk or a “Memory Stick” in your camera. Set the PLAY/STILL/MOVIE selector to STILL. Select the recording media using the MS/FD selector.

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    Press the shutter button fully down. The shutter clicks. “RECORDING” appears on the LCD screen, and the image will be recorded on the floppy disk or the “Memory Stick.” When “RECORDING” disappears from the LCD screen, you can start the next recording.

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    Adjusting the brightness of the LCD screen Adjust the brightness with the [LCD BRIGHT] item in the menu settings (page 56). This adjustment does not affect the brightness of the images recorded on the floppy disk or the “Memory Stick.” LCD BACKLIGHT switch To turn off the LCD backlight Set the LCD BACKLIGHT switch to OFF to save the battery.

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    Digital zoom function This camera has a digital zoom function. Digital zoom enlarges the image by digital processing, and it starts to function when the zoom exceeds 3 . The T-side of the bar shows the digital zooming zone. Using digital zoom •...

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    Select on the LCD screen using center (self-timer) indicator appears on the LCD screen, and the subject is recorded approximately 10 seconds after you press the shutter button. The self-timer lamp flashes until the subject is recorded. To cancel the self-timer To cancel the self-timer, press select and press the center...

  • Page 23: Recording Moving Images

    Recording moving images Moving images are recorded in MPEG format. Your camera does not record sound. Slide the POWER switch down to turn on the power and insert a floppy disk or a “Memory Stick” in your camera. Set the PLAY/STILL/MOVIE selector to MOVIE. Select the recording media using the MS/FD selector.

  • Page 24: Playing Back Still Images

    Playing back still images Slide the POWER switch down to turn on the power and insert a floppy disk or a “Memory Stick” in your camera. Set the PLAY/STILL/MOVIE selector to PLAY. The last recorded image (still or moving) appears on the LCD screen. Select the playback media using the MS/FD selector.

  • Page 25: Playing Back Moving Images

    Playing back moving images Slide the POWER switch down to turn on the power and insert a floppy disk or a “Memory Stick” in your camera. Set the PLAY/STILL/MOVIE selector to PLAY. The last recorded image (still or moving) appears on the LCD screen. Select the playback media using the MS/FD selector.

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    Select the (playback) button on the LCD screen with button, then press the center The moving image is played back. During playback, (playback) changes to (pause). To pause playback Select (pause) on the LCD screen with the center When the menu bar is not displayed You can directly select the image with image by pressing the center playback is paused.

  • Page 27: Viewing Images Using A Computer

    Viewing images using a computer You can view or edit image data recorded with your camera using software installed in your computer. You can also attach the image data to e-mail. Viewing images using a floppy disk drive Example: For Windows Me users Turn on your computer and insert a floppy disk in the floppy disk drive of your computer.

  • Page 28

    • When you copy an image to the camera from your computer, which was modified with retouching software and was converted to another file format, the “FILE ERROR” message may appear and you may be unable to open the image. •...

  • Page 29

    General procedure for viewing images Step 1 Installing the USB driver to the computer (page 29) Perform this step only when you view images on your computer for the first time. Step 2 Connecting your camera to your computer using the USB cable (page 30) Step 3 Viewing images on Windows (page 32)

  • Page 30

    Double-click the CD-ROM (“ImageMixer (E:)*”). The drive symbol ((E:), etc.) may differ depending on your computer. Click “USB Driver” on the screen. The “Welcome to the InstallShield Wizard for Sony USB Driver” window appears. Follow the on-screen messages to install the USB driver.

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    For Windows 2000, Windows Me, and Windows XP users Double-click the “Remove hardware” icon displayed at the lower right of the desktop screen. Click “Sony DSC” and click “Stop.” Confirm the drive to be removed and click “OK.” Click “OK.”...

  • Page 32

    Step 3 Viewing images on Windows You can view the images recorded in your camera while the camera is connected to your computer. Open “My Computer” on Windows and double-click the newly recognized drive “Removable Disk” (E:)*. The folder in a floppy disk or a “Memory Stick” is displayed. If “Removable Disk”...

  • Page 33

    Select “My Computer” Manager.” Check whether a USB driver is already installed. Click “Other Devices.” Check for “ Sony DSC” or “ “Control Panel” “System” open “Hardware” tab, “Control Panel” “System” and click “Device Sony Handycam” with a question mark.

  • Page 34

    If there is a device indicated with a question mark, delete it. Click “ Sony DSC” or “ Click “Remove.” The “Confirm Device Removal” screen appears. Click the “OK” button. Turn off your camera and disconnect the dedicated USB cable from the camera and computer.

  • Page 35

    The “PIXELA ImageMixer for Sony” appears. Click “USB Driver” button (folder button). The folder containing the six Sony USB driver related files opens. Select the following two files and drag and drop them to the system folder. When the message is displayed, click “OK.”...

  • Page 36

    Step 2 Connecting your camera to your computer using the USB cable See page 30 for the procedure to connect your camera to your computer using the USB cable. When you disconnect the USB cable from your computer, when you remove a floppy disk or a “Memory Stick” from the camera being connected to the computer using the USB cable, and when you switch the MS/FD selector Drag and drop the floppy disk or the “Memory Stick”...

  • Page 37

    Viewing an image of a “Memory Stick” Desired file type Still image “Dcim” folder Moving image* “Mssony” folder Clip Motion “Dcim” folder image E-mail image TIFF image “Mssony” folder (uncompressed) Copying a file to the hard disk of your computer before viewing it is recommended. If you view the file directly from a floppy disk or a “Memory Stick,”...

  • Page 38: Image File Storage Destinations And Image File Names

    Image file storage destinations and image file names Image files recorded with your camera are grouped in folders by recording mode. Images in a floppy disk and ones in a “Memory Stick” have different file names. The meanings of the file names are as follows. When using floppy disks stands for any number within the range from 001 to 999.

  • Page 39

    Location File sssf 3 1/2 Floppy MVC- [A:] sssf MVC- sssf MVC- sssf MVC- sssf MVC- E-MAIL MVC- folder • The numerical portions of the following files are the same. — An image file recorded in E-MAIL mode and its corresponding small-size image file —...

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    When using “Memory Stick”s ssss stands for any number within the range from 0001 to 9999. For Windows Me users (The drive recognizing the camera is [D:]) Folder File ssss 100msdcf DSC0 ssss CLP0 ssss CLP0 ssss MBL0 ssss MBL0 ssss TXT0 ssss...

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    Folder File ssss Imcif100 DSC0 ssss DSC0 ssss Moml0001 MOV0 The numerical portions of the following files are the same. — A small-size image file recorded in E-MAIL mode and its corresponding image file — An uncompressed image file recorded in TIFF mode and its corresponding image file —...

  • Page 42: Viewing Images Using Imagemixer

    Installing “PIXELA ImageMixer Ver.1.0 for Sony” You can easily view a still image and/or moving image recorded by your camera using the “PIXELA ImageMixer Ver.1.0 for Sony” provided on the CD-ROM supplied with your camera. The system requirements of your computer are indicated in the operation manual supplied with the CD-ROM.

  • Page 43

    For Macintosh users Click the button of the language (such as English) of the version to be installed in the title screen and then install the software in accordance with the instructions displayed in the screen. Remove the CD-ROM from the computer. To copy image data to your computer using “ImageMixer”...

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    Open the nested windows in the following order: “Start” “Pixela” “ImageMixer” For Macintosh users Click “PIXELA ImageMixer Ver.1.0 for Sony” in the installed folder. “ImageMixer” starts and the main screen is displayed. Click the Capture Environment screen. The screen for copying an image is displayed.

  • Page 45

    Click the Preferences button The “Capturing/Recording Preferences” screen appears. Select a folder in which the copied image is stored. Click “Browse” for “Destination of Captured/Recorded Files” and click “My Documents” (example) in the “Browse for Folder” screen that is displayed. Then, click “OK.”...

  • Page 46

    Viewing images using “ImageMixer” You can use “ImageMixer” to view the image copied to your computer. Click the Album Environment button image copy screen. Select an album that contains an image you want to view. The screen for viewing images appears. Album Environment button...

  • Page 47

    Confirm whether the printer setting is correct. See the operating instructions supplied with your printer for further information. Viewing the on-line help of “PIXELA ImageMixer Ver.1.0 for Sony” You can find detailed information about procedures and functions of “PIXELA ImageMixer Ver.1.0 for Sony.”...

  • Page 48: How To Use The Play/still Movie Selector, How To Use The Control Button

    Advanced operations Before performing advanced operations This section describes the basic control methods that are frequently used for “Advanced operations.” How to use the PLAY/STILL/MOVIE selector The PLAY/STILL/MOVIE selector selects whether you can use your camera to record or play back and edit images. Set the selector as follows before starting to operate your camera.

  • Page 49

    Turning on/off the operation buttons (menu bar) on the LCD screen Press v to display the menu bar on the LCD screen. Press V to clear the menu bar from the LCD screen. Note You cannot clear the menu bar on the INDEX screen (page 70). Selecting items or images on the LCD screen Press on the control...

  • Page 50: How To Change The Menu Settings

    How to change the menu settings Some of the advanced operations for your camera are executed by selecting menu items displayed on the LCD screen with the control button. PLAY/STILL/MOVIE selector Press on the control button to display the menu bar. The menu bar appears as follows according to the position of the PLAY/STILL/ MOVIE selector.

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    Menu settings Menu items that can be modified differ depending on the positions of the PLAY/ STILL/MOVIE selector or the MS/FD selector. The LCD screen shows only the items you can operate at the moment. Initial settings are indicated with (self-timer) Records with the self-timer (page 21).

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    Item Setting FORMAT (When the MS/FD selector is set to MS.) CANCEL FILE SERIES NUMBER NORMAL CLIP MOTION 160×120 (NORMAL) 80×72 (MOBILE) CANCEL MVC-FD100 IMAGE SIZE 1280×960 (When the 1280(3:2) MS/FD 1024×768 selector is 640×480 set to FD.) MVC-FD200 1600×1200 1600 (3:2) 1600 (ECM) 1024×768...

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    Item Setting IMAGE MVC-FD100 SIZE 1280 (FINE) (When the 1280(3:2) F MS/FD 1024 (FINE) selector is 640 (FINE) set to MS.) MVC-FD200 1600 (FINE) 1600 (3:2)F 1024 (FINE) 640 (FINE) IMAGE 320×240 SIZE 160×112 REC MODE TIFF TEXT E-MAIL NORMAL REC TIME 15 sec 10 sec...

  • Page 54

    CAMERA Item Setting AUTO DIGITAL ZOOM SHARPNESS +2 to –2 WHITE IN DOOR BALANCE OUT DOOR HOLD AUTO FLASH HIGH LEVEL NORMAL Normal setting. EXPOSURE +2.0EV to –2.0EV TOOL Item Setting COPY (When the MS Copies the image to a “Memory Stick.” MS/FD CANCEL selector is...

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    Item Setting RESIZE MVC-FD100 (When the 1280×960 MS/FD 1024×768 selector is 640×480 set to FD.) CANCEL MVC-FD200 1600×1200 1024×768 640×480 CANCEL MVC-FD100 RESIZE (When the 1280 (FINE) MS/FD 1024 (FINE) selector is 640 (FINE) set to MS.) CANCEL MVC-FD200 1600 (FINE) 1024 (FINE) 640 (FINE) CANCEL...

  • Page 56

    Item Setting BEEP SHUTTER Turns on the shutter sound only. (The BRIGHT INDEX (Only in PLAY (single) mode) Displays six images at a time (PLAY (INDEX) mode). DELETE (Only in PLAY (single) mode) Setting Deletes the displayed image. CANCEL Cancels deleting of the image. (Return) (Only in PLAY (INDEX) mode) Returns to PLAY (single) mode.

  • Page 57

    B Various recording Setting the image size (IMAGE SIZE) Set the PLAY/STILL/MOVIE selector to STILL or MOVIE. Select [FILE] and then [IMAGE SIZE] from the menu. Select the desired image size. Still image sizes: • MVC-FD100 When the MS/FD selector is set to FD 1280×960: 1.2 mega pixels 1280 (3:2)*...

  • Page 58

    The number of images or the time that you can record on a floppy disk or a “Memory Stick” (8 MB) MVC-FD100 Image size Usage 1280×960 Printing in post card size 1280 (3:2) Printing in 3:2 ratio 1024×768 Home page, etc. 640×480 Attaching to e-mail 320×240*...

  • Page 59: Creating Clip Motion Files

    Tips The size of the image is indicated by the pixel unit. The higher the number of pixels, the more information is included. So, an image that is saved using a large number of pixels is suitable for a large- format print and one that is saved using a smaller number of pixels is suitable for attaching to an E-mail.

  • Page 60

    Record the image for the first frame. Record the image for the next frame. Image recording can be repeated up to the maximum number of recordable frames. The frame images are automatically recorded on the floppy disk or the “Memory Stick” when you select [FINISH] or after recording the maximum number of frames.

  • Page 61

    Recording still images for e-mail (E-MAIL) The E-MAIL mode records a small- size (320×240) image at the same time as a still image. Small-size images are convenient for e-mail transmission, etc. Images in E-MAIL mode are recorded in the JPEG format. Set the PLAY/STILL/MOVIE selector to STILL.

  • Page 62: Recording Text Documents (text)

    Recording text documents (TEXT) Text is recorded in GIF format to provide a clear image. Set the PLAY/STILL/MOVIE selector to STILL. Select [FILE], [REC MODE], and then [TEXT] from the menu. Record the image. The number of images that you can record on a floppy disk or a “Memory Stick”...

  • Page 63: Recording Still Images As Uncompressed Files (tiff)

    Recording still images as uncompressed files (TIFF) This mode simultaneously records still images in both TIFF format (uncompressed) and JPEG format (compressed) when using a “Memory Stick.” Since this mode records images without compressing data, the quality of picture will hardly deteriorate. Use this mode when you want to print images with photograph picture quality.

  • Page 64: Recording Images In Macro, Setting The Distance To The Subject

    Recording images in macro Use this mode when you record a small subject such as flower or insect from close up. Set the PLAY/STILL/MOVIE selector to STILL or MOVIE. Press FOCUS repeatedly until the (macro) indicator appears on the LCD screen. With the zoom lever set to the W side, you can shoot a subject that is about 3 cm (1 3/16 inch) away...

  • Page 65: Using The Program Ae Function

    Using the PROGRAM AE function Set the PLAY/STILL/MOVIE selector to STILL. Press PROGRAM AE repeatedly to select the desired PROGRAM AE mode. Twilight mode Suppresses the blurring of colors of a bright subject in a dark place so that you can record the subject without losing the dark atmosphere of the surroundings.

  • Page 66

    Tips Under normal recording conditions, the camera automatically makes various adjustments, such as those for the focus, iris, exposure, and white balance, as it shoots. However, you may not be able to carry out your desired shooting depending on shooting conditions. The PROGRAM AE function provides you with near-optimum adjustments to suit your shooting situation.

  • Page 67

    Adjusting the exposure (EXPOSURE) Set the PLAY/STILL/MOVIE selector to STILL or MOVIE. Select [CAMERA] and then [EXPOSURE] from the menu. Select the desired exposure value. Adjust the exposure value while checking the brightness of the background. You can select values ranging from 2.0 EV to 2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV.

  • Page 68

    Adjusting the white balance (WHITE BALANCE) When the white balance mode is set to AUTO, your camera automatically sets white balance in accordance with the recording conditions and adjusts the balance of all colors in an image. If you want to fix the recording conditions or record an image in specific lighting conditions, you can set the desired white balance mode.

  • Page 69: Still Image (date/time)

    Recording the date and time on the still image (DATE/TIME) Set the PLAY/STILL/MOVIE selector to STILL. Select [EFFECT] and then [DATE/TIME] from the menu. Select the date and time. DAY & TIME Superimposes the date, hour, and minute. DATE Superimposes the year, month, and day.

  • Page 70

    B Various playback Playing back six images at once (INDEX) Set the PLAY/STILL/MOVIE selector to PLAY. Select [INDEX] on the LCD screen. Six images are displayed at once (index screen). Only the first frame of Clip Motion files is displayed. M V C - 0 0 1 F 2 0 0 2 7 4 1 2 : 3 0 P M DELETE...

  • Page 71

    Enlarging a part of the still image (Zoom and trimming) Set the PLAY/STILL/MOVIE selector to PLAY. Display the image to be enlarged. Zoom in/out the image with the zoom lever. The zoom scaling indicator appears on the LCD screen. Press the control button repeatedly to select the desired portion of the image.

  • Page 72

    Playing back the still images in order (SLIDE SHOW) This function plays back the recorded still images one after another. This function is useful for checking the recorded images or for presentations, etc. Set the PLAY/STILL/MOVIE selector to PLAY. Select [FILE] and then [SLIDE SHOW] from the menu.

  • Page 73: Viewing Images On A Tv Screen

    Viewing images on a TV screen You can play back the recorded images by connecting your camera to the TV. Before connecting your camera, be sure to turn off the TV, connect the VIDEO connecting cable, and turn on the TV. Set the TV/VIDEO switch to “VIDEO”.

  • Page 74

    B Editing Preventing accidental erasure (PROTECT) This function is used to prevent any valuable images that you have recorded from being erased accidentally. (protect) indicator appears on protected images. Note: If you format a floppy disk or a “Memory Stick”, all images are erased even when they are protected.

  • Page 75: Deleting Images (delete)

    Deleting images (DELETE) You can delete the images that are no longer required. Protected images cannot be deleted. In single mode Set the PLAY/STILL/MOVIE selector to PLAY, then display the image to be deleted. Select [DELETE] and then [OK] from the menu. The image is deleted.

  • Page 76: Changing The Recorded Still Image Size (resize)

    Changing the recorded still image size (RESIZE) Use this function when you need a small-size image to attach it to an E-mail. The original image is retained even after resizing. The resized image is recorded as the newest file. Set the PLAY/STILL/MOVIE selector to PLAY, then display the image of which you want to change the size.

  • Page 77: Copying Images (copy)

    Copying images (COPY) Copies images to another floppy disk or “Memory Stick.” In single mode Select the media using the MS/FD selector. Set the PLAY/STILL/MOVIE selector to PLAY, then display the image to be copied. Select [TOOL], and then [COPY] from the menu. Select the media that the image will be copied onto.

  • Page 78

    In INDEX mode Select the media using the MS/FD selector. Set the PLAY/STILL/MOVIE selector to PLAY, then display the INDEX screen. Select [TOOL], and then [COPY] from the menu. Select the media that the image will be copied onto. • When the MS/FD selector is set to FD.

  • Page 79: Copying All The Information On Your Floppy Disk (disk Copy)

    Notes • You cannot copy uncompressed images. • You cannot copy the image that is bigger than 1.4 MB. • You cannot copy the images that the total amount of the images is bigger than 1.4 MB. If “NOT ENOUGH MEMORY” appears or flashes on the INDEX screen, cancel some images to copy and try...

  • Page 80

    Insert another floppy disk. “RECORDING” appears. When copying is completed, “COMPLETE” appears. To end copying, select [EXIT]. To continue copying to other floppy disks After “COMPLETE” appears in step 4, select [CONTINUE] and repeat steps 3 and 4 above. To cancel copying partway Select [CANCEL].

  • Page 81: Format

    Select [ENTER]. marks on the selected images change from green to white. 0 0 0 1 - 0 0 0 6 / 0 1 0 0 PRINT MARK ENTER CANCEL SELECT To unmark selected print marks Select the images to be unmarked in step 3 with the control button, then select [ENTER].

  • Page 82: Using The Camera As An External Drive Of A Computer

    Notes • Format the floppy disk or the “Memory Stick” only using this camera. You cannot format the floppy disk or the “Memory Stick” using a computer via the USB cable. • When you format, be sure to use a fully charged battery pack or the AC power adaptor as the power source.

  • Page 83: Precautions

    Additional information Precautions On cleaning Cleaning the LCD screen Wipe the screen surface with a cleaning cloth (optional) or an LCD cleaning kit (optional) to remove fingerprints, dust, etc. Cleaning the camera surface Clean the camera surface with a soft cloth slightly moistened with water, then wipe the surface dry.

  • Page 84

    If moisture condensation occurs Immediately eject the floppy disk, then turn off the camera and wait about an hour for the moisture to evaporate. Note that if you attempt to record with moisture remaining inside the lens, you will be unable to record clear images. On AC power adaptor •...

  • Page 85: On "memory Stick"s, Using Your Camera Abroad

    24 hours. If any problem occurs, unplug your camera and contact your nearest Sony dealer. On “Memory Stick”s “Memory Stick” is a new compact,...

  • Page 86: About "infolithium" Battery Pack

    necessary, depending on the design of the wall outlet (wall socket) [b]. AC-L10A/L10B Watching the playback picture on If you want to view the playback picture on a TV, you need a TV having a video input jack and a video connecting cable.

  • Page 87

    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 use the battery pack longer: — 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...

  • Page 88: Troubleshooting

    If you experience trouble with your camera, first check the following items. Should your camera still not operate properly after you have made these checks, consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. If code displays (C: appear on the LCD screen, the self-diagnosis display function is working (page 95).

  • Page 89

    Symptom You cannot display a print mark. The picture is noisy. The picture is too dark. The flash does not work. The date and time are recorded incorrectly. Vertical streaks appear when you are shooting a very bright subject. The zoom does not work. Digital zoom does not work.

  • Page 90

    Symptom The moving image breaks off when you play back an image on a computer. Your camera cannot delete an image. The power turns off suddenly. The image does not appear on the TV screen. The slide show function stops automatically. You cannot use the PROGRAM AE function.

  • Page 91

    Symptom Your computer does not recognize your camera. Battery packs Symptom The battery pack cannot be charged. The battery life is short. Cause and/or Solution • The battery level is low. Use the AC power adaptor (page 13). • The camera is turned off. Turn on the camera.

  • Page 92

    Charge the battery pack fully (page 10). • A malfunction has occurred in the battery pack. Contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. • The AC power adaptor is not connected. Connect the power cord firmly to a wall outlet (wall socket) (page 10).

  • Page 93: Warning And Notice Messages

    Warning and notice messages Various messages appear on the LCD screen. Check the corresponding descriptions in the following list. Message DRIVE ERROR SYSTEM ERROR NO DISK NO MEMORY STICK FORMAT ERROR MEMORY STICK ERROR DISK PROTECT MEMORY STICK LOCKED DISK FULL NO MEMORY SPACE NO FILE FILE ERROR...

  • Page 94

    Message IMAGE SIZE OVER INVALID OPERATION for “InfoLITHIUM” battery only Meaning You tried to play back images with an image size larger than the maximum playback size of this camera. You are playing back a file that was created on equipment other than your camera.

  • Page 95: Self-diagnosis Display

    E:61: E:91: If you are unable to rectify the problem even if you try corrective actions a few times when C: ss : ss is indicated, contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. Self-diagnosis display • C: You can correct the problem by yourself.

  • Page 96: Specifications

    6.2 cm (2.5 type) TFT (Thin Film Transistor active matrix) drive Total number of dots 123 200 (560×220) dots General Application Sony battery pack NP-F330 (supplied)/F550 (Optional) Power requirements 7.2 V Power consumption (During shooting and LCD backlight is on) MVC-FD100: 3.5 W...

  • Page 97: Lcd Screen Indicators

    LCD screen indicators The indicators during recording SOLARIZE A Sharpness indicator B Focus mode indicator/Macro indicator C Battery remaining indicator D Flash level indicator/Flash mode indicator E PROGRAM AE indicator/Zoom indicator F White balance indicator G DATE/TIME indicator H Picture effect indicator I ISO film speed indicator J EV level indicator K AE/AF lock indicator...

  • Page 98

    The indicators during still image playback A Protect indicator/Zoom scaling indicator B Print mark indicator C Recording mode/Clip Motion indicator D Image size indicator E File name* F Remaining disk capacity/ Remaining memory capacity indicator The indicators during moving image playback A Moving image file indicator B Image size indicator C Playback button/pause button...

  • Page 99: Index

    Index AC power adaptor...10 Adjusting brightness Image...67 LCD screen...20 Auto power-off function ..11 Battery pack Charging ...10 Installing...9 Remaining time ...10 Usable time...11 BEEP...56 Charging ...10 Cleaning...83 Clip Motion...59 CLOCK SET...14 Control button...48 COPY...77 DELETE ...75 DEMO...55 DIGITAL ZOOM ...21 DISK COPY ...79 DISK TOOL ...51 DPOF ...80...

  • Page 100

    Sony Corporation Printed in Japan 3 0 7 3 0 7 4 1 1...

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