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Cyber-shot User Guide
Before Use
Confirming the operation
method
Shooting
Viewing
Useful shooting functions
Useful viewing functions
Changing settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using with your computer
Printing
Troubleshooting
Precautions / About this
camera
Contents list
DSC-H300

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  • Page 1: User Guide

    Use this manual if you encounter any problems, or have any questions about the camera. Viewing Useful shooting functions Useful viewing functions Changing settings Viewing images on a TV Using with your computer Printing Troubleshooting Precautions / About this camera Contents list Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Table Of Contents User Guide DSC-H300 ........................Before Use ............................How to use this User Guide ....................Names of parts ........................List of icons displayed on the screen ..................Using the shoulder strap ......................Using the internal memory ...................... Confirming the operation method ....................
  • Page 3 Movie shooting scene ......................Panorama Shooting Scene ..................... Easy Mode ..........................Color hue ..........................Extracted Color ........................Soft Skin Effect ........................Still Image Size / Panorama Image Size / MovieSize ............. Exposure Compensation ................................................. White Balance ........................Focus ............................Metering Mode ........................
  • Page 4 Download Music ........................Empty Music ......................... Eye-Fi ........................... Power Save .......................... Format ..........................Create REC.Folder ....................... Change REC.Folder ......................Delete REC.Folder ....................... Copy ............................. File Number .......................... Area Setting .......................... Date & Time Setting ......................Viewing images on a TV .........................
  • Page 5 Memory card ......................... On cleaning .......................... Number of still images ......................Recordable time of movies ....................On TV color systems ......................License ..........................Trademarks .......................... TOC-4...
  • Page 6: Before Use

    Using the shoulder strap Viewing images on a TV Using the shoulder strap Using with your computer Using the internal memory Printing Using the internal memory Troubleshooting Back to top Precautions / About this camera Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 7: Confirming The Operation Method

    Useful shooting functions Using MENU items (Viewing) Useful viewing functions Changing camera settings Changing settings Back to top Viewing images on a TV Using with your computer Printing Troubleshooting Precautions / About this camera Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 8: Shooting

    Viewing images on a TV List of mode dial functions Using with your computer Intelligent Auto Printing Program Auto Picture Effect Troubleshooting Scene Selection Precautions / About this camera Shooting panoramic images Manual Exposure Shooting Contents list Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 9: Viewing

    Changing settings Deleting images Viewing movies Viewing images on a TV Using with your computer Viewing movies Viewing panoramic images Printing Troubleshooting Scrolling panoramic images for display Precautions / About this Back to top camera Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 10: Useful Shooting Functions

    Contents list Extracted Color Soft Skin Effect Still Image Size / Panorama Image Size / Movie Size Exposure Compensation White Balance Focus Metering Mode Cont. Shooting Settings Bracket Setting Smile Detection Sensitivity Face Detection Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 11: Useful Viewing Functions

    Beauty Effect Useful viewing functions Delete Changing settings Slideshow Viewing images on a TV View Mode Protect Using with your computer Print (DPOF) Printing Rotate Troubleshooting Back to top Precautions / About this camera Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 12: Changing Settings

    Cyber-shot User Guide Search Print Top page > Changing settings Before Use Changing settings Confirming the operation method Shooting Settings Shooting AF Illuminator Viewing Grid Line Useful shooting functions Disp. Resolution Useful viewing functions Digital Zoom Red Eye Reduction Changing settings Write Date Viewing images on a TV Main Settings...
  • Page 13: Viewing Images On A Tv

    Viewing an image on a Standard Definition (SD) TV Viewing Back to top Useful shooting functions Useful viewing functions Changing settings Viewing images on a TV Using with your computer Printing Troubleshooting Precautions / About this camera Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 14: Using With Your Computer

    Software for Mac Connecting the camera to a computer Using with your computer Printing Importing images to a computer Disconnecting the camera from the computer Troubleshooting Back to top Precautions / About this camera Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 15: Printing

    Printing still images Shooting Printing still images Viewing Back to top Useful shooting functions Useful viewing functions Changing settings Viewing images on a TV Using with your computer Printing Troubleshooting Precautions / About this camera Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 16: Troubleshooting

    Using with your computer Internal memory Printing Printing Troubleshooting Others Precautions / About this Warning indicators and messages camera Messages Contents list Situations this camera has difficulty handling Situations this camera has difficulty handling Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 17: Precautions / About This Camera

    Using with your computer Printing Number of still images Recordable time of movies Troubleshooting Using the camera abroad Precautions / About this camera On TV color systems Contents list About this camera License Trademarks Trademarks Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 18: Using The Shoulder Strap

    Cyber-shot User Guide Search Print Top page > Contents list Before Use Contents list Confirming the operation method Before Use Shooting How to use this User Guide Viewing How to use this User Guide Useful shooting functions Names of parts and list of icons displayed on the screen Useful viewing functions Names of parts Changing settings...
  • Page 19: Viewing Still Images

    Program Auto Picture Effect Scene Selection Shooting panoramic images Manual Exposure Shooting Back to top Viewing Viewing still images Viewing still images Playback zoom Image Index Deleting images Deleting images Viewing movies Viewing movies Viewing panoramic images Scrolling panoramic images for display Back to top Useful shooting functions Functions available for each shooting mode...
  • Page 20: Shooting Settings

    Still Image Size / Panorama Image Size / Movie Size Exposure Compensation White Balance Focus Metering Mode Cont. Shooting Settings Bracket Setting Smile Detection Sensitivity Face Detection Back to top Useful viewing functions Functions available for each view mode MENU items available for each view mode MENU items (Viewing) Beauty Effect Delete...
  • Page 21: Clock Settings

    Language Setting Initialize Function Guide Video Out USB Connect Setting LUN Setting Download Music Empty Music Eye-Fi Power Save Memory Card Tool/Internal Memory Tool Format Create REC.Folder Change REC.Folder Delete REC.Folder Copy File Number Clock Settings Area Setting Date & Time Setting Back to top Viewing images on a TV Viewing an image on a Standard Definition (SD) TV...
  • Page 22: Printing Still Images

    Importing images to a computer Disconnecting the camera from the computer Back to top Printing Printing still images Printing still images Back to top Troubleshooting If you have problems If you have problems Troubleshooting Batteries and power Shooting still images/movies Viewing images Computers Memory card...
  • Page 23: About This Camera

    Number of still images Recordable time of movies Using the camera abroad On TV color systems About this camera License Trademarks Trademarks Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 24: How To Use This User Guide

    Cyber-shot User Guide Search Print Top page > Before Use > How to use this User Guide > How to use this User Guide Before Use Confirming the operation How to use this User Guide method Shooting Selecting a topic to display Viewing Searching a topic by keyword Useful shooting functions...
  • Page 25 Changing the font size Change the font size by changing the setting of your web browser. For how to change the font size setting, refer to the Help of your web browser. Searching a topic by keyword Enter the keyword in the search window, then click the [Search] button. Returning to a previous page Use the browser’s back button to return to a previously viewed page, or use the breadcrumb trail navigation (A) to display the desired page.
  • Page 26 Operate the camera in the order indicated. Icons in the operating procedure sentences appear when the camera is in its default settings. The default setting is indicated by indicates information that is useful to know. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 27: Names Of Parts

    Cyber-shot User Guide Search Print Top page > Before Use > Names of parts and list of icons displayed on the screen > Names of parts Before Use Confirming the operation Names of parts method Shooting Viewing Useful shooting functions Useful viewing functions Changing settings Viewing images on a TV...
  • Page 28 (Playback) button (Delete) button Control button MENU on: MENU off: / / / MENU button MOVIE (Movie) button ON/OFF (Power) button Battery/Memory card cover Memory card slot Battery insertion slot Tripod socket hole Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 29: List Of Icons Displayed On The Screen

    Cyber-shot User Guide Search Print Top page > Before Use > Names of parts and list of icons displayed on the screen > List of icons displayed on the screen Before Use Confirming the operation List of icons displayed on the screen method Shooting List of shooting mode icons...
  • Page 30 Cont. Shooting Settings Soft Skin Effect Smile Detection Sensitivity indicator Zoom scaling Display Indication Tracking focus AE/AF lock ISO400 ISO number NR slow shutter Shutter speed F4.0 Aperture value +2.0EV Exposure Compensation AF range finder frame indicator Recording a movie/Movie standby Standby 0:12 Recording time (m:s)
  • Page 31 Display Indication Self-timer Write Date Face detection Database file full/Database file error Destination Histogram AF range finder frame Spot metering cross-hairs List of viewing mode icons Display Indication Battery charge remaining Low battery warning Image size/Panorama image size/Movie size Protect Print order (DPOF) ×2.0 Playback zoom...
  • Page 32 Playback media (Memory card, internal memory) Eye-Fi mode display Changing folders Metering Mode Flash mode White Balance ISO400 ISO number Display Indication +2.0EV Exposure Compensation Shutter speed F4.0 Aperture value Playback Playback bar 00:00:12 Counter Histogram Volume Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 33: Using The Shoulder Strap

    Attach the shoulder strap and lens cap strap to prevent the camera from damage Shooting by being dropped. Viewing Useful shooting functions Useful viewing functions Changing settings Viewing images on a TV Using with your computer Printing Troubleshooting Precautions / About this camera Contents list Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 34: Using The Internal Memory

    By making a USB connection between the camera and a computer with a USB cable, you can transfer data stored in the internal memory to a computer. However you cannot transfer data on a computer to the internal memory. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 35: Using The Control Button

    Cyber-shot User Guide Search Print Top page > Confirming the operation method > Confirming the operation method > Using the control button Before Use Confirming the operation Using the control button method Shooting Moving the selection frame on the MENU screen, etc. Viewing Selecting an image to be played back Useful shooting functions...
  • Page 36: Using Menu Items (shooting)

    Using with your computer Printing Troubleshooting 3. Select the desired menu item with on the control button. Precautions / About this camera Contents list 4. Press the MENU button to close the Menu screen. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 37: Using Menu Items (viewing)

    Viewing images on a TV Using with your computer Printing Troubleshooting 3. Select the desired menu item with on the control button. Precautions / About this camera Contents list 4. Press on the control button. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 38: Changing Camera Settings

    Cyber-shot User Guide Search Print Top page > Confirming the operation method > Confirming the operation method > Changing camera settings Before Use Confirming the operation Changing camera settings method Shooting You can change the settings on the [Settings] screen. Viewing 1.
  • Page 39: Shooting Still Images

    Cyber-shot User Guide Search Print Top page > Shooting > Shooting still images > Shooting still images Before Use Shooting still images Confirming the operation method 1. Set the mode dial to (Intelligent Auto), then press the ON/OFF (Power) Shooting button.
  • Page 40 The subject is moving quickly. There is reflective light or shiny surfaces. The subject is backlit or there is a flashing light. Related Topic Viewing still images Still Image Size / Panorama Image Size / Movie Size Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 41: Zoom

    [Details] Contents list Notes Zoom is locked to the W side in Sweep Panorama mode. The operating sound of the lens may be recorded when the zoom function operates while shooting a movie. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 42: Shooting Movies

    You can start recording a movie by pressing the MOVIE button, regardless of the position of the mode dial. Notes The operating sound of the lens may be recorded when the zoom function operates while shooting a movie. Related Topic Zoom Movie shooting scene Picture Effect Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 43: List Of Mode Dial Functions

    Cyber-shot User Guide Search Print Top page > Shooting > Selecting the shooting mode based on the subject > List of mode dial functions Before Use Confirming the operation List of mode dial functions method Shooting Set the mode dial to the desired function. Viewing Useful shooting functions Useful viewing functions...
  • Page 44: Intelligent Auto

    The camera may recognize both the scene and condition, or just one. Related Topic Functions available for each shooting mode MENU items available for each shooting mode Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 45: Program Auto

    Related Topic Viewing images on a TV Functions available for each shooting mode Using with your computer MENU items available for each shooting mode Printing Back to top Troubleshooting Precautions / About this camera Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 46: Picture Effect

    Cyber-shot User Guide Search Print Top page > Shooting > Selecting the shooting mode based on the subject > Picture Effect Before Use Confirming the operation Picture Effect method Shooting Allows you to shoot a still image with original texture, according to the desired Viewing effect.
  • Page 47 MENU [Movie shooting scene] [Picture Effect] desired mode Related Topic Color hue Extracted Color Functions available for each shooting mode MENU items available for each shooting mode Panorama Shooting Scene Movie shooting scene Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 48: Scene Selection

    Cyber-shot User Guide Search Print Top page > Shooting > Selecting the shooting mode based on the subject > Scene Selection Before Use Confirming the operation Scene Selection method Shooting Allows you to shoot with preset settings according to the scene. Viewing 1.
  • Page 49 Allows you to shoot night scenes at far distance without losing the dark atmosphere of the surroundings. (Night Scene) Allows you to shoot images without a flash under low light conditions, reducing blur. (High Sensitivity) Allows you to shoot food arrangements in delicious and bright colors.
  • Page 50 (Fireworks) modes, the shutter speed is slower and the images tend to blur. To prevent blurring, the use of a tripod is recommended. Related Topic Functions available for each shooting mode MENU items available for each shooting mode Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 51: Shooting Panoramic Images

    Cyber-shot User Guide Search Print Top page > Shooting > Selecting the shooting mode based on the subject > Shooting panoramic images Before Use Confirming the operation Shooting panoramic images method Shooting Allows you to create a panoramic image from composite images. Viewing Useful shooting functions Useful viewing functions...
  • Page 52 Vertical direction Horizontal direction First press the shutter button halfway so that you can lock the focus and exposure. Then press the shutter button fully down and pan or tilt the camera. If a section with greatly varied shapes or scenery is concentrated along a screen edge, the image composition may fail.
  • Page 53 Scrolling panoramic images for display Still Image Size / Panorama Image Size / Movie Size Functions available for each shooting mode MENU items available for each shooting mode Panorama Shooting Scene Picture Effect Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 54: Manual Exposure Shooting

    Cyber-shot User Guide Search Print Top page > Shooting > Selecting the shooting mode based on the subject > Manual Exposure Shooting Before Use Confirming the operation Manual Exposure Shooting method Shooting You can shoot at your favorite exposure by manually setting the shutter speed and Viewing aperture value.
  • Page 55 You cannot select the shutter speed and aperture (F value) when the self-timer is set to [Self-portrait One Person] or [Self-portrait Two People]. Related Topic Functions available for each shooting mode MENU items available for each shooting mode Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 56: Viewing Still Images

    Import files” will be displayed. To view unregistered images, register Changing settings them by selecting [OK]. Viewing images on a TV Back to top Using with your computer Printing Troubleshooting Precautions / About this camera Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 57: Playback Zoom

    4. Change the zoom scale with the W/T (zoom) lever. Turn the W/T (zoom) lever to the T side ( ) to zoom in, W side ( ) to zoom out. Press on the control button to cancel playback zoom. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 58: Image Index

    Cyber-shot User Guide Search Print Top page > Viewing > Viewing still images > Image Index Before Use Image Index Confirming the operation method Displaying images of the desired folder Shooting Viewing images with the Calendar Viewing Displays multiple images at the same time. Useful shooting functions 1.
  • Page 59 To view images in selected date in index mode, select the date with the control button and press To cancel the calendar display and return to the index screen, select using the control button, then press Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 60: Deleting Images

    Cyber-shot User Guide Search Print Top page > Viewing > Deleting images > Deleting images Before Use Deleting images Confirming the operation method Allows you to select unwanted images for deletion. Shooting You can also delete images from the MENU button. [Details] Viewing 1.
  • Page 61: Viewing Movies

    Cyber-shot User Guide Search Print Top page > Viewing > Viewing movies > Viewing movies Before Use Viewing movies Confirming the operation method 1. Set the camera to playback mode. Shooting 2. Select a movie with the control button. Viewing 3.
  • Page 62: Scrolling Panoramic Images For Display

    Scrolls images button W side of W/T (zoom) lever Displays the whole image Panorama images recorded using another camera may not scroll correctly when played. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 63: Functions Available For Each Shooting Mode

    Cyber-shot User Guide Search Print Top page > Useful shooting functions > Functions available for each shooting mode > Functions available for each shooting mode Before Use Confirming the operation Functions available for each shooting mode method Shooting Functions available in REC modes Viewing Functions available in Scene Selection Useful shooting functions...
  • Page 64 Face Smile Tracking Cont. Shooting Settings Flash Timer Detection Shutter focus / Bracket Setting (Off) (Toy — camera) (Pop — Color) (Partial — Color) (Soft — High-key) * [Bracket Setting] cannot be selected. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 65: Menu Items Available For Each Shooting Mode

    Cyber-shot User Guide Search Print Top page > Useful shooting functions > Functions available for each shooting mode > MENU items available for each shooting mode Before Use Confirming the operation MENU items available for each shooting mode method Shooting MENU items available in Scene Selection/Picture Effect mode Viewing In the table below, a check mark indicates settings that can be changed, while –...
  • Page 66 * In [Advanced Flash] mode, the maximum still image size you can select is [5M]. MENU items available in Scene Selection/Picture Effect mode The icons below indicate the available modes. (Still (Panoramic Menu items images) images) (Movies) Panorama Shooting Scene Movie shooting scene Scene Selection...
  • Page 67 *2 [Off] cannot be selected for [Soft Skin Effect] when Scene Selection is set to (Soft Skin). *3 [Off] cannot be selected for [Face Detection] when Scene Selection is set to (Soft Skin) or (Soft Snap). Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 68: Tracking Focus

    When shooting in [Manual Exposure Shooting] mode. Tracking focus will automatically be canceled when the subject disappears from the screen or has failed to be tracked. Related Topic Face Detection Functions available for each shooting mode Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 69: Disp (display Setting)

    Cyber-shot User Guide Search Print Top page > Useful shooting functions > Using shooting functions > DISP (Display Setting) Before Use Confirming the operation DISP (Display Setting) method Shooting Histogram Viewing 1. Press (Display Setting) on the control button. Useful shooting functions 2.
  • Page 70 The histogram does not appear in the following situations: When recording/playing back movies When viewing vertical orientation images When rotating still images When shooting/viewing panoramic images The histogram may not appear for images recorded using other cameras. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 71: Flash

    Cyber-shot User Guide Search Print Top page > Useful shooting functions > Using shooting functions > Flash Before Use Flash Confirming the operation method 1. Press the flash unit pop-up button to raise the flash. Shooting When the flash unit is not raised, the flash mode is set to (Off) Viewing automatically.
  • Page 72 If this happens, set the zoom to T and shoot with the flash again. When not using the flash, keep the flash down. Related Topic Functions available for each shooting mode Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 73: Self-timer

    Cyber-shot User Guide Search Print Top page > Useful shooting functions > Using shooting functions > Self-Timer Before Use Self-Timer Confirming the operation method Automatic shooting with Self-portrait timer Shooting 1. Press (Self-Timer) on the control button. Viewing 2. Select the desired mode with the control button. Useful shooting functions Useful viewing functions (Off)
  • Page 74 Related Topic Functions available for each shooting mode Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 75: Smile Shutter

    Cyber-shot User Guide Search Print Top page > Useful shooting functions > Using shooting functions > Smile Shutter Before Use Smile Shutter Confirming the operation method When the camera detects a smile, the shutter is released automatically. Shooting Viewing Useful shooting functions Useful viewing functions Changing settings Viewing images on a TV...
  • Page 76 Smiles may not be detected correctly depending on the conditions. You cannot use the digital zoom function. Related Topic Smile Detection Sensitivity Functions available for each shooting mode MENU items available for each shooting mode Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 77: Movie Shooting Scene

    Allows you to shoot movies with an original texture according Viewing images on a TV (Picture to the desired effect. Effect) Using with your computer Printing Related Topic Troubleshooting Picture Effect Precautions / About this camera Back to top Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 78: Panorama Shooting Scene

    Allows you to shoot a panoramic image with an original (Picture Using with your computer texture according to the desired effect. Effect) Printing Troubleshooting Related Topic Precautions / About this Picture Effect camera Contents list Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 79: Easy Mode

    Cyber-shot User Guide Search Print Top page > Useful shooting functions > Using shooting functions > Easy Mode Before Use Easy Mode Confirming the operation method Scene Recognition Shooting Shooting functions available in Easy Mode (Shooting) Viewing Allows you to shoot still images using the minimum necessary functions. Useful shooting functions The text size increases and indicators become easier to see.
  • Page 80 Flash Select between [On] or [Auto] mode. Smile on the control button Shutter Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 81: Color Hue

    Precautions / About this camera Notes Contents list It is recommended that you shoot a test image in advance for some subjects. Related Topic Picture Effect MENU items available for each shooting mode Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 82: Extracted Color

    (Yellow) Extracts yellow only. Printing Troubleshooting Notes Precautions / About this Images may not retain the selected color, depending on the subject. camera Contents list Related Topic Picture Effect MENU items available for each shooting mode Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 83: Soft Skin Effect

    Using with your computer Printing Notes Troubleshooting The [Soft Skin Effect] may not be visible depending on the subject. Precautions / About this camera Related Topic Contents list MENU items available for each shooting mode Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 84: Still Image Size / Panorama Image Size / Moviesize

    Cyber-shot User Guide Search Print Top page > Useful shooting functions > Using shooting functions > Still Image Size / Panorama Image Size / Movie Size Before Use Confirming the operation Still Image Size / Panorama Image Size / Movie method Size Shooting...
  • Page 85: 1280x720(fine)

    Notes When you print still images recorded at a 16:9 aspect ratio or panoramic images, both edges may be cut off. Image size in Easy Mode 1. MENU [Still Image Size] desired size Large Shoots images in [20M] size. Small Shoots images in [5M] size. Image size when shooting Sweep Panorama 1.
  • Page 86: Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation

    Notes A telephoto image results if [VGA] image size is selected when shooting movies. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 87: Exposure Compensation

    If you shoot a subject in extremely bright or dark conditions, or when you use the flash, the exposure adjustment may not be effective. Related Topic MENU items available for each shooting mode Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 88 Cyber-shot User Guide Search Print Top page > Useful shooting functions > Using shooting functions > ISO Before Use Confirming the operation method Adjusts the luminous sensitivity when the camera is set to Program Auto. In Movie Shooting mode, [ISO] is fixed to [Auto]. Viewing 1.
  • Page 89 Related Topic MENU items available for each shooting mode Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 90: White Balance

    Cyber-shot User Guide Search Print Top page > Useful shooting functions > Using shooting functions > White Balance Before Use White Balance Confirming the operation method To capture a basic white color in [One Push Set] mode Shooting Adjusts color tones according to the surrounding light conditions. Use this function if Viewing the image color appears unnatural.
  • Page 91 Daylight (White as Standard) Cloudy (Bluish) Fluorescent (Green-tinged) Incandescent (Reddish) Notes When shooting with a flash in other than [Flash] mode, [White Balance] is set to [Auto]. When [Flash] is [On] or [Slow Synchro], the white balance can only be adjusted to [Auto], [Flash], [One Push] or [One Push Set].
  • Page 92 MENU items available for each shooting mode Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 93: Focus

    Cyber-shot User Guide Search Print Top page > Useful shooting functions > Using shooting functions > Focus Before Use Focus Confirming the operation method Focusing on subjects near the edge of the screen Shooting You can change the focus method. Use the menu when it is difficult to get the Viewing proper focus in auto focus mode.
  • Page 94 2. When the AE/AF lock indicator (B) stops flashing and remains on, return to the fully composed shot, and press the shutter button fully down. Related Topic Tracking focus MENU items available for each shooting mode Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 95: Metering Mode

    (Spot metering). This function is useful when the subject is backlit or when there is strong contrast between the Precautions / About this subject and the background. camera (Spot) Contents list Related Topic MENU items available for each shooting mode Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 96: Cont. Shooting Settings

    When the internal memory or a memory card is full, the burst stops. Related Topic MENU items available for each shooting mode Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 97: Bracket Setting

    Notes You cannot select [White Balance] when the mode dial is set to (Scene Selection). Related Topics Functions available for each shooting mode MENU items available for each shooting mode Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 98: Smile Detection Sensitivity

    Using with your computer Notes Printing Smiles may not be detected correctly depending on the conditions. Troubleshooting Precautions / About this Related Topic camera Smile Shutter Contents list MENU items available for each shooting mode Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 99: Face Detection

    Up to 8 faces of your subjects can be detected. During Smile Shutter shooting, [Face Detection] is automatically set to [Auto] even if it is set to [Off]. Related Topic Tracking focus MENU items available for each shooting mode Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 100 Depending on shooting conditions, it may not be possible to obtain correction Contents list effects. Only [ISO AUTO] or values from [ISO 80] to [ISO 800] can be set for the ISO value when [DRO plus] is set. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 101: Internal Memory

    (View — Precautions / About this Mode) camera (Protect) Contents list Print (DPOF) — — (Rotate) — (Settings) Notes Only the items that are available for each mode are displayed on the screen. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 102: Beauty Effect

    To use the Beauty Effect on two or more faces, select the same image again after the effect has been applied once and then use the effect on another face. The Beauty Effect may not work properly for some images. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 103: Delete

    Notes When the internal memory is used to record images, View Mode is set to Folder View and still images and movies are displayed in the same folder. Related Topics Deleting images Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 104: Slideshow

    Cyber-shot User Guide Search Print Top page > Useful viewing functions > MENU items (Viewing) > Slideshow Before Use Slideshow Confirming the operation method Continuous Playback Shooting Slideshow with music Viewing Images are automatically played back in succession. Useful shooting functions 1.
  • Page 105 1. MENU (Slideshow) [Slideshow with music] on the control button Displays the setting screen. 2. Select a desired setting. 3. [Start] 4. Press to end the slideshow. Notes [Slideshow with music] is not available for panoramic images. Playback Selection Selects the group of images to be shown. Plays a slideshow of all the images in order.
  • Page 106 You can transfer a desired music file from your CDs or MP3 files to the camera to play back during a slideshow. To transfer music, install the “Music Transfer” software to your computer. [Details] Related Topic “Music Transfer” Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 107: View Mode

    ) repeatedly until the Calendar is displayed. Use the control button to select , then select the month you want to display. Select the date and press to view images of the selected date in index mode. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 108: Protect

    Select the image for which you want to cancel protection, and unlock it by pressing on the control button as the same procedure to protect it. The indicator disappears, and the protection is released. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 109: Print (dpof)

    Select the image to clear the DPOF registration, then press on the control button in the same procedure as when making a mark. The mark disappears and the DPOF registration is cleared. Related Topic Printing still images Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 110: Rotate

    You may not be able to rotate images shot with other cameras. When viewing images on a computer, the image rotation information may not Contents list be reflected, depending on the software. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 111: Af Illuminator

    The AF illuminator emits very bright light. Although there is no health hazard, do not look directly into the AF illuminator emitter at close range. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 112: Grid Line

    On Displays the grid lines. The grid lines are not recorded. Viewing images on a TV Off Does not display the grid lines. Using with your computer Printing Back to top Troubleshooting Precautions / About this camera Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 113: Disp. Resolution

    The battery power may decrease faster when [Disp. Resolution] is set to [High]. Troubleshooting In Sweep Panorama and Movie Mode, [Disp. Resolution] is set to [High]. Precautions / About this Back to top camera Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 114: Approx

    Cyber-shot User Guide Search Print Top page > Changing settings > Shooting Settings > Digital Zoom Before Use Digital Zoom Confirming the operation method Total zoom scale when using Smart zoom (including optical zoom 35×) Shooting Selects the digital zoom mode. The camera enlarges the image using optical zoom Viewing (up to 35×).
  • Page 115: Red Eye Reduction

    Cyber-shot User Guide Search Print Top page > Changing settings > Shooting Settings > Red Eye Reduction Before Use Red Eye Reduction Confirming the operation method The flash strobes two or more times before shooting to reduce the red-eye Shooting phenomenon when using flash.
  • Page 116 When the Smile Shutter function is activated. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 117: Write Date

    If you shot images with the date once, you cannot delete the date from the images later. The dates are doubly printed, if you set the camera to superimpose the dates when printing. The recorded time of the image cannot be superimposed on the image. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 118: Beep

    Turns on the beep/shutter sound when you press the control button/shutter button. Viewing images on a TV Turns off the beep/shutter sound. Using with your computer Printing Back to top Troubleshooting Precautions / About this camera Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 119: Monitor Brightness

    The brighter the screen, the faster the battery runs out. The screen grows dark if you do not operate the camera while the power is on. Using with your computer Printing Troubleshooting Back to top Precautions / About this camera Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 120: Language Setting

    (Main Settings) [Language Setting] Viewing desired mode Useful shooting functions Back to top Useful viewing functions Changing settings Viewing images on a TV Using with your computer Printing Troubleshooting Precautions / About this camera Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 121: Initialize

    Notes Useful viewing functions Be sure not to remove the batteries while initializing. Changing settings Back to top Viewing images on a TV Using with your computer Printing Troubleshooting Precautions / About this camera Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 122: Function Guide

    Useful shooting functions mode Useful viewing functions Changing settings Sets whether to display the function guide. Viewing images on a TV Using with your computer Printing Back to top Troubleshooting Precautions / About this camera Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 123: Video Out

    NTSC Sets the video output signal to NTSC mode (e.g., for the USA, Japan). Using with your computer Sets the video output signal to PAL mode (e.g., for Europe, China). Printing Back to top Troubleshooting Precautions / About this camera Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 124: Usb Connect Setting

    Precautions / About this Notes camera When [USB Connect Setting] is set to [PTP/MTP], you cannot export movies to a computer. To export movies to a computer, set [USB Connect Setting] to Contents list [Mass Storage]. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 125: Lun Setting

    Troubleshooting computer. Precautions / About this camera Back to top Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 126: Download Music

    Useful viewing functions 3. Follow the instructions on the screen to change music files. Changing settings Viewing images on a TV Back to top Using with your computer Printing Troubleshooting Precautions / About this camera Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 127: Empty Music

    (Settings) (Main Settings) [Empty Music] [OK] Useful viewing functions Changing settings Related Topic Viewing images on a TV “Music Transfer” Using with your computer Back to top Printing Troubleshooting Precautions / About this camera Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 128: Eye-fi

    Cyber-shot User Guide Search Print Top page > Changing settings > Main Settings > Eye-Fi Before Use Eye-Fi Confirming the operation method Transferring image data using the Eye-Fi card Shooting Sets whether to use the upload function of an Eye-Fi card (commercially available), Viewing when you use the Eye-Fi card with this camera.
  • Page 129 “Endless Memory Mode.” Make sure that Eye-Fi cards that you insert into this product have “Endless Memory Mode” turned off. For details on setting “Endless Memory Mode”, refer to the operating instructions supplied with the Eye-Fi card. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 130: Power Save

    It takes longer before the power turns off than when set to [Max]. Contents list Does not use the Auto power-off function. Notes The camera does not turn off automatically in the following situations: During slideshow During playing back movies During Eye-Fi connection Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 131: Format

    [OK] Changing settings Viewing images on a TV Notes Note that formatting permanently erases all data including even protected Using with your computer images. Printing Back to top Troubleshooting Precautions / About this camera Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 132: Create Rec.folder

    Up to 4,000 images can be stored in one folder. When the folder capacity is exceeded, a new folder is automatically created. Contents list Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 133: Change Rec.folder

    You cannot select a folder with a number that has only “ MSDCF” or “ Using with your computer ANV01” as a recording folder. Printing You cannot move recorded images to another folder. Troubleshooting Back to top Precautions / About this camera Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 134: Delete Rec.folder

    If a folder contains protected images, images other than protected images are Troubleshooting deleted and the folder will remain. If a folder contains files that cannot be played back by the camera, you cannot Precautions / About this delete a folder. camera Back to top Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 135: Copy

    A new folder is created on the memory card and all the data will be copied to it. Troubleshooting You cannot choose a specific folder and copy images to it. Precautions / About this Back to top camera Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 136: File Number

    Starts from 0001 each time the folder is changed. (When the recording Printing Reset folder contains a file, a number one higher than the largest number is assigned.) Troubleshooting Precautions / About this Back to top camera Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 137: Area Setting

    Precautions / About this that destination. camera 1. Select the area part for [Destination], then press Contents list 2. Press on the control button to select the desired area, then select Summer Time using Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 138: Date & Time Setting

    Date & Time Format You can select the date and time display format. Using with your computer Summer Time You can select Summer Time [On]/[Off]. Printing Date & Time You can set the date and time. Troubleshooting Precautions / About this Back to top camera Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 139: Viewing An Image On A Standard Definition (sd) Tv

    4. Press ON/OFF (Power) button, then set the camera to playback mode. Images shot with the camera appear on the TV. Select the desired image with the control button. Notes When using the camera abroad, it may be necessary to switch [Video Out]. [Details] Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 140: Recommended Computer Environment

    Cyber-shot User Guide Search Print Top page > Using with your computer > Recommended computer environment > Recommended computer environment Before Use Confirming the operation Recommended computer environment method Shooting The following computer environment is recommended when using the software Viewing “PlayMemories Home.”...
  • Page 141: Playmemories Home

    Using with your computer You can upload images to a network service. (An Internet connection is required.) Printing For other details, see Help for “PlayMemories Home.” Troubleshooting Back to top Precautions / About this camera Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 142: Installing "playmemories Home

    It may be necessary to restart your computer. When the restart confirmation message appears, restart the computer following the instructions on the screen. DirectX may be installed depending on your computer’s system environment. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 143: Music Transfer

    [Download Music], and connect the camera to the computer. Printing For other details, see the help in “Music Transfer”. Troubleshooting Precautions / About this Related Topic camera Download Music Contents list Empty Music Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 144: Software For Mac

    Useful shooting functions The available software varies depending on the area. Useful viewing functions Changing settings Back to top Viewing images on a TV Using with your computer Printing Troubleshooting Precautions / About this camera Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 145: Importing Images To A Computer

    Connect the camera to your Mac computer. Double-click the newly recognized icon Contents list on the desktop the folder in which the image you want to import is stored. Then drag and drop the image file on to the hard disk icon. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 146: Disconnecting The Camera From The Computer

    The disconnect icon may not appear when you use a Windows 7 or Windows 8 computer. In this case, you can disconnect the camera from the computer Contents list without following the above steps. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 147: Printing Still Images

    Troubleshooting Notes Precautions / About this When you print still images shot in [16:9] mode, both edges may be cut off. camera You cannot print panoramic images, depending on the printer. Contents list Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 148: If You Have Problems

    3. Initialize the settings. [Details] Useful viewing functions 4. Consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. Changing settings Be aware that by sending the camera for repair, you give consent that the Viewing images on a TV contents of the internal memory, music files may be checked.
  • Page 149: Batteries And Power

    Cyber-shot User Guide Search Print Top page > Troubleshooting > Troubleshooting > Batteries and power Before Use Batteries and power Confirming the operation method Shooting The remaining charge indicator is incorrect. Viewing This phenomenon occurs when you use the camera in an extremely hot or cold Useful shooting functions location.
  • Page 150 Turn on the camera again. The batteries are discharged. Insert new batteries or charged Nickel-Metal Hydride batteries (sold separately). Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 151: Shooting Still Images/movies

    Cyber-shot User Guide Search Print Top page > Troubleshooting > Troubleshooting > Shooting still images/movies Before Use Shooting still images/movies Confirming the operation method Shooting Cannot record images. Viewing If images are recorded on the internal memory even when a memory card is Useful shooting functions inserted into the camera, make sure that the memory card is fully inserted into the camera.
  • Page 152: Cannot Select The Face Detection Function

    You cannot use the digital zoom in the following situations: The Smile Shutter is working. [Self-Timer] is set to [Self-portrait One Person] or [Self-portrait Two People]. Cannot select the Face Detection function. You can select Face Detection only when the focus mode is set to [Multi AF] and the metering mode is set to [Multi].
  • Page 153: The Eyes Of The Subject Come Out Red

    Set [Cont. Shooting Settings] to [Single Shooting]. [Details] The camera emits a sound when shaken. When you shake the camera without the power turned on, you may hear a sound. This is not a malfunction. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 154: Viewing Images

    The image does not appear on the TV. Check [Video Out] to see if the video output signal of the camera is set to the color system of your TV. [Details] Check whether the connection is correct. [Details] Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 155: Computers

    Cyber-shot User Guide Search Print Top page > Troubleshooting > Troubleshooting > Computers Before Use Computers Confirming the operation method Shooting Your computer does not recognize the camera. Viewing When the battery level is low, insert new batteries or charged Nickel-Metal Useful shooting functions Hydride batteries (sold separately).
  • Page 156: The Camera

    Export them to a folder recognized by the camera, such as “101MSDCF”, then play back in Folder view. [Details] Register the image in the Image Database File and play in [Date View]. [Details] Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 157: Memory Card

    Images are recorded on the internal memory even when a Using with your computer memory card is inserted into the camera. Printing Make sure that the memory card is fully inserted into the camera. Troubleshooting Back to top Precautions / About this camera Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 158: Internal Memory

    Using with your computer Printing Cannot copy the data on the memory card or the computer to the internal memory. Troubleshooting This feature is not available. Precautions / About this camera Back to top Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 159: Printing

    [On] to insert a date on the image. Make sure that once the date is inserted, you cannot remove that date from the image. Contents list Using “PlayMemories Home”, you can insert the date on still images that have been recorded without a date. [Details] Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 160: Others

    24 hours or more with the power left off. The date or time is incorrect. The Area Setting is set to a different location than your current location. Change the setting by MENU (Settings) [Clock Settings] [Area Setting]. [Details] Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 161: Messages

    Cyber-shot User Guide Search Print Top page > Troubleshooting > Warning indicators and messages > Messages Before Use Messages Confirming the operation method If the following messages appear, follow the instructions. Shooting Viewing Useful shooting functions The battery level is low. Insert new batteries or charged Nickel-Metal Hydride Useful viewing functions batteries (sold separately).
  • Page 162 faster). Cannot recognize the internal memory. Format and use again. Cannot recognize this memory card. Format and use again. Format the media again. [Details] The memory card is locked. Check the tab. You are using the memory card with the write-protect switch, and the switch is set to the LOCK position.
  • Page 163 Cannot display file An error occurred while the image was playing back. No guarantees are made for playing back, on this camera, files containing images which were processed on a computer or images which were shot using other cameras. Read only folder You have selected a folder that cannot be set as a recording folder on the camera.
  • Page 164 Import all of the images to the computer using “PlayMemories Home”, and format the memory card. [Details] To view the images again with the camera, export the imported images to the camera with “PlayMemories Home”. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 165: Situations This Camera Has Difficulty Handling

    Cyber-shot User Guide Search Print Top page > Troubleshooting > Situations this camera has difficulty handling > Situations this camera has difficulty handling Before Use Confirming the operation Situations this camera has difficulty handling method Shooting The camera cannot take full advantage of some features under certain Viewing circumstances.
  • Page 166: Precautions

    Cyber-shot User Guide Search Print Top page > Precautions / About this camera > Precautions > Precautions Before Use Precautions Confirming the operation method Internal memory and memory card back up Shooting On database files Viewing Do not use/store the camera in the following places Useful shooting functions On operating temperatures Useful viewing functions...
  • Page 167 JEITA (Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association). Sony does not guarantee that the camera will play back images recorded or edited with other equipment, or that other equipment will play back images recorded with the camera.
  • Page 168: On The Internal Rechargeable Backup Battery

    Troubleshooting Insert the batteries with enough power remaining in the camera, and then leave the camera for 24 hours or more with the power off. Precautions / About this camera Back to top Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 169: Batteries

    Cyber-shot User Guide Search Print Top page > Precautions / About this camera > Precautions > Batteries Before Use Batteries Confirming the operation method On the battery Shooting About the remaining battery charge Viewing Batteries you can and cannot use with your camera Useful shooting functions On alkaline batteries (supplied) Useful viewing functions...
  • Page 170 Lithium batteries Manganese batteries Ni-Cd batteries * Before using batteries, read the following precaution for each type of battery. Nickel-Metal Hydride batteries can be charged using a battery charger (sold separately). As for unsupported batteries, operating performance cannot be ensured if voltage drops or other problems are caused by the nature of the battery.
  • Page 171 To use up the batteries completely, put the camera in the slideshow mode and leave it that way until the batteries are used up. Do not mix new and used batteries. Do not expose the battery to water. The battery is not water-resistant. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 172: Memory Card

    Cyber-shot User Guide Search Print Top page > Precautions / About this camera > Precautions > Memory card Before Use Memory card Confirming the operation method Memory card Shooting Note on using the memory card adaptor (sold separately) Viewing “Memory Stick” media Useful shooting functions When using “Memory Stick Duo”...
  • Page 173 SD card (Class 4 or faster) microSD memory card (Class 4 or faster) Notes To ensure stable operation of the memory card, we recommend that you use this camera to format any memory card being used with this camera for the first time.
  • Page 174 Duo size, you might not be able to remove it from the camera. Do not leave the “Memory Stick Micro” media within the reach of small children. They might accidentally swallow it. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 175: On Cleaning

    Do not touch the camera with any of the above on your hand. Precautions / About this Do not leave the camera in contact with rubber or vinyl for a long time. camera Back to top Contents list Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 176: Number Of Still Images

    When the number of remaining shootable images is greater than 99,999, the “>99999” indicator appears. When an image shot with other cameras is played back on this camera, the image may not appear in the actual image size. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 177 The recordable time also varies depending on the shooting conditions, the subject or the image quality/size settings. You cannot record movies to the internal memory when the movie image size is [1280x720(Fine)] or [1280x720(Standard)]. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 178: On Tv Color Systems

    Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, Viet Nam, etc. Precautions / About this camera PAL-M system Brazil Contents list PAL-N system Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay SECAM system Bulgaria, France, Greece, Guiana, Iran, Iraq, Monaco, Russia, Ukraine, etc. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 179: License

    Mass Storage connection between the camera and a computer to read licenses in the “PMHOME” - “LICENSE” folder. On the license of “Music Transfer” MPEG Layer-3 audio coding technology and patents licensed from Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson. Back to top Copyright 2013 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 180: Trademarks

    Top page > Precautions / About this camera > Trademarks > Trademarks Before Use Trademarks Confirming the operation method The following marks are trademarks of Sony Corporation. Shooting , “Cyber-shot,” “Memory Stick,” , “Memory Stick PRO,” Viewing , “Memory Stick Duo,”...

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