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Sony DSC-P2 Operating Instructions (primary manual) Operating Instructions Manual

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Operating Instructions

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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. DSC-P2
Serial No.
DSC-P2
© 2002 Sony Corporation
3-075-509-13(1)
Getting started ________________________
Shooting still images __________________
Viewing still images ___________________
Deleting still images ___________________
Copying still images to your computer _________
Before advanced operations _____________
Advanced still image shooting____________
Advanced still image viewing_____________
Still image editing ___________________
Enjoying movies________________________
Troubleshooting ________________________
Additional information ___________________
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  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    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. DSC-P2 Serial No.
  • Page 2 60°C (140°F), such as in a car parked in the sun or under direct sunlight. If you have any questions about this product, you may call: Sony Customer Information Services Center 1-800-222-SONY (7669) The number below is for the FCC related matters only.
  • Page 3 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, 92/31/EEC...
  • Page 4: Before Using Your Camera

    Before using your camera Trial recording Before you record one-time events, you may want to make a trial recording to make sure that the camera is working correctly. No compensation for contents of the recording Contents of the recording cannot be compensated for if recording or playback is not possible due to a malfunction of your camera or recording medium, etc.
  • Page 5 , are trademarks of Sony Corporation. • “MagicGate” and trademarks of Sony Corporation. • “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 Identifying the parts ... 8 Getting started Charging the battery pack ... 10 Using an external power source... 13 Using your camera abroad ... 13 Turning on/off your camera... 14 How to use the control button... 14 Setting the date and time...
  • Page 7 Advanced still image viewing Enlarging a portion of a still image...61 Enlarging an image – Playback zoom...61 Recording an enlarged image – Trimming ...62 Playing back successive images (Slide show)...62 Rotating still images...63 Still image editing Protecting images (Protect) ...64 For the single screen ...64 For the Index (nine images) screen...64 For the Index (three images) screen...65...
  • Page 8: Identifying The Parts

    Identifying the parts Attaching the strap A POWER button (14) B POWER lamp (14) C Shutter button (20) D Wrist strap hook E Flash (24) F Speaker (bottom surface) G Finder window H Self-timer lamp (24)/ AF illuminator (25, 92) I Microphone J Lens K Tripod receptacle (bottom...
  • Page 9 A Control button (Menu on) (v/V/b/B/z) (14)/ (Menu off) ( / /7/ ) (24/23/21/ B Finder (26) Self-timer/recording lamp (red) AE/AF lock lamp (green) /CHG /CHG lamp (orange) (11, 24) C LCD screen D DSPL/LCD ON/OFF button (26) E DC IN jack (10, 13) F MENU button (18) G USB jack (42) H Mode dial (15)
  • Page 10: Getting Started

    Charging the battery pack O P E , Open the battery/“Memory Stick” cover. Slide the cover in the direction of the arrow. • When charging the battery pack, make sure the camera is not turned on (page 14). • The camera operates only with the “InfoLITHIUM”...
  • Page 11: Charging Time

    2 To a wall outlet (wall socket) Power cord (mains lead) AC power adaptor , Connect the power cord (mains lead) to the AC power adaptor and to a wall outlet (wall socket). Charging starts, and the /CHG lamp lights. /CHG /CHG lamp When the /CHG lamp goes out, charging is...
  • Page 12 Charging the battery pack (continued) Battery life and the number of images that can be recorded/ viewed The tables show approximate guidelines for the length of time the camera can be used when you shoot in Normal mode in an environment where the ambient temperature is 25°C (77°F), and the supplied battery pack is fully charged.
  • Page 13: Using An External Power Source

    Using an external power source Jack cover DC plug AC power adaptor , Open the jack cover, and connect the AC-LS1A AC power adaptor (supplied) to the DC IN jack of the camera. Connect the plug with the v mark facing •...
  • Page 14: Turning On/off Your Camera

    Turning on/off your camera POWER POWER ON/OFF(CHG) POWER lamp , Press POWER. The POWER lamp lights in green, the power is on. When you turn on your camera for the first time, the CLOCK SET screen appears (see the next page). To turn off the power Press POWER again, the POWER lamp goes out, and the camera turns off.
  • Page 15: 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, , or • To change values for the time and the date that have been previously set, set the mode dial to SET UP, select [CLOCK SET] in [SETUP 1] (page 92), then proceed from Step 3.
  • Page 16 Setting the date and time (continued) CLOCK SET 2002 / , Select the year, month, day, hour, or minute item you want to set using b/B. A v will be shown above, and a V will be shown below the item currently selected to be set.
  • Page 17: Shooting Still Images

    Inserting and removing a “Memory Stick” , Open the battery/“Memory Stick” cover. Slide the cover in the direction of the arrow. Connector side Label side , Insert the “Memory Stick.” Insert the “Memory Stick” all the way in until it clicks as shown in the illustration. •...
  • Page 18: Deciding The Still Image Size And Quality

    Deciding the still image size and quality AUTO WHITE BAL MENU , Set the mode dial to , turn on the power, and then press MENU. The menu appears. • You can also carry out this operation when the mode dial is set to SCN. 1600 1600x1200 1600 (3 : 2)
  • Page 19: Image Size And Quality

    Image size and quality You can choose image size (number of pixels) and image quality (compression ratio) based on the kind of images you want to shoot. The larger you make the image size and the higher you make the image quality, the better your image, but also the larger the amount of data needed to preserve your image.
  • Page 20: Basic Still Image Shooting (using Auto Adjustment Mode)

    Basic still image shooting (using auto adjustment mode) Mode dial , Set the mode dial to , and turn on your camera. • The lens cover opens when the power is turned • Do not touch the lens portion while it is operating, such as when you press POWER to turn on the power or when the zoom function is working (page 22).
  • Page 21: Checking The Last Image Shot (quick Review)

    60min FINE 1600 , Press the shutter button fully down. The shutter clicks, the shooting is completed, and the still image is saved in the “Memory Stick.” When the Recording lamp goes out, you can shoot the next image. • When you are shooting with the battery, if no tasks are performed for a while with the camera turned on, power is automatically shut off to preserve battery power (page 14).
  • Page 22: Using The Zoom Feature

    Using the zoom feature W (wide-angle) T (telephoto) 60min FINE 60min 1600 , Press the zoom button to choose the desired zoom position, and shoot your image. The minimum distance needed to focus on a subject When the zoom is set all the way to the W side: approximately 50 cm inches) from the end of the lens When the zoom is set all the way to...
  • Page 23: Using The Self-timer

    60min FINE 1600 , Set the mode dial to , and press B ( ) on the control button. (Macro) will appear on the LCD screen. • If the menu is currently displayed, press MENU first to make the menu disappear. •...
  • Page 24: Selecting A Flash Mode

    (continued) 60min FINE 1600 , Center the subject in the frame, and press the shutter button fully down. The Self-timer lamp (page 8) will flash in orange, and you will hear a beeping sound. The image will be shot after approximately 10 seconds.
  • Page 25 To reduce “red-eye” when shooting live subjects The flash pre-strobes before shooting to reduce the red-eye phenomenon. Set [RED EYE REDUCTION] to [ON] in the SET UP settings (page 92). “ ” appears the LCD screen. • The amount of red-eye reduction possible varies according to the individual.
  • Page 26: Shooting With The Finder

    Shooting with the finder Finder DSPL/LCD ON/OFF The finder is convenient when you want to save battery power, or when it is difficult to confirm the image using the LCD screen. Each time you press DSPL/LCD ON/OFF, the display changes in the following order. All of the indicators are turned off (only the shooting information is displayed) F2.8...
  • Page 27: Shooting With The Date And Time Inserted

    Shooting with the date and time inserted CAMERA MOVING IMAGE : MPEG MOVIE DATE/TIME : DIGITAL ZOOM : RED EYE REDUCTION : AF ILLUMINATOR : AUTO SELECT , Set the mode dial to SET UP. The SET UP menu is displayed. •...
  • Page 28: Shooting According To Scene Conditions (scene Selection)

    Shooting according to scene conditions (Scene selection) Twilight mode When shooting at night, shooting people at night, or shooting landscapes, use the modes listed below to increase the quality of your images. Twilight mode Under dark lighting conditions, you can shoot using the Twilight mode, and still get good images.
  • Page 29 , Select [SCN] using b/B on the control button. , Select the desired mode using v/V on the control button. The mode will be set to your choice. When the setting is completed, press MENU. The menu disappears from the screen.
  • Page 30: Viewing Still Images

    Viewing images on the LCD screen of your camera Single (single image display) 60min 1600 100-0028 2002 7 4 10:30 FILE BACK/NEXT VOLUME You can see the images you shoot with this camera almost immediately on the LCD screen. This camera offers the following three methods for viewing your images.
  • Page 31: Viewing Index (nine Or Three Images Display)

    60min 1600 100-0026 2002 7 4 10:30 FILE BACK/NEXT VOLUME , Select a still Image using b/B on the control button. b : Displays the previous image. B : Displays the next image. Viewing Index (nine or three images display) •...
  • Page 32: Viewing Images On A Tv Screen

    Viewing images on a TV screen A/V OUT (MONO) jack A/V connecting cable (supplied) , Using the A/V connecting cable, connect the A/V OUT (MONO) jack of the camera to the audio/video input jacks of the TV set. If your TV has stereo type input jacks, connect the audio plug (black) of the A/V connecting cable to the Lch jack.
  • Page 33 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. The color system of the TV must be the same as that of your digital still camera. Check the following list: NTSC system Bahama Islands, Bolivia, Canada,...
  • Page 34: Deleting Still Images

    Deleting images 60min 1600 100-0028 2002 7 4 10:30 FILE BACK/NEXT VOLUME , Set the mode dial to , and turn on the camera. Select an image to be deleted using b/B on the control button. 60min 1600 DELETE PROTECT PRINT SLIDE MENU...
  • Page 35: Deleting On The Index (nine Images) Screen

    Deleting on the Index (nine images) screen DELETE PROTECT PRINT MENU , While an Index (nine images) screen (page 31) is displayed, press MENU. Select [DELETE] using b/B on the control button, then press the center z. DELETE CANCEL SELECT , Select [SELECT] using b/B on the control button, then press the center z.
  • Page 36: Deleting On The Index (three Images) Screen

    Deleting on the Index (nine images) screen (continued) DELETE EXIT , Press MENU. Select [OK] using b/B on the control button, then press the center z. When “MEMORY STICK ACCESS” disappears, the images have been deleted. To cancel the deletion Select [EXIT] using b on the control button, then press the center z.
  • Page 37 DELETE CANCEL 100-0028 2002 7 4 10:30 • , Select [OK] using v on the control button, then press the center z. When “MEMORY STICK ACCESS” disappears, the image has been deleted. To cancel the deletion Select [CANCEL] using on the control button, then press the center z.
  • Page 38: Formatting A "memory Stick

    Formatting a “Memory Stick” , Insert the “Memory Stick” you want to format into the camera. Set the mode dial to SET UP, and turn on the power. • The term “formatting” means preparing a “Memory Stick” to record images; this process is also called “initialization.”...
  • Page 39: Copying Still Images To Your Computer

    When a USB connector is not provided on your computer When neither a USB connector nor a “Memory Stick” slot is provided, you can copy images using an additional device. See the Sony Website for details. http://www.sony.net/...
  • Page 40: Installing The Usb Driver

    1 Installing the USB driver Opening window , Turn on your computer, and insert the supplied CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive. Do not connect your camera to your computer at this time. The opening window appears. If it does not (My Computer) t appear, double-click (ImageMixer) in order.
  • Page 41: Preparing Your Camera

    Your computer restarts. Then, you can establish the USB connection. • You can use the “PIXELA ImageMixer for Sony” software to copy images to your computer. To install this software, click [PIXELA ImageMixer], on the opening window, then follow instructions on each succeeding window.
  • Page 42: Connecting Your Camera To Your Computer

    3 Connecting your camera to your computer , Connect the supplied USB cable to your camera. Then, connect the other end of the USB cable to your computer. • When using a desktop computer, connect the USB cable to the USB connector on the rear panel.
  • Page 43: Copying Images

    • When the “Removable Disk” icon does not appear, see the next page. • You can use the “PIXELA ImageMixer for Sony” software to copy images to your computer. For details, see the software’s help files. pages 44 to 46) , Double-click [DCIM], then double-click [100MSDCF].
  • Page 44: When A Removable Disk Icon Is Not Shown

    Other Devices]. 3 If you find either of the devices above, follow the steps below to delete them. 1 Click [ Sony DSC] or [ Sony Handycam]. 2 Click [Delete]. The “Device deletion confirmation” window appears. 3 Click [OK]. The device is deleted.
  • Page 45 , Click to remove the checkmark from any images you do not want to copy to your computer, then click [Next]. The “Picture Name and Destination” window appears. , Specify the image file names to be copied and the copy destination, then click [Next].
  • Page 46: Viewing The Images On Your Computer

    43 and 44. • When using Windows XP, click [Start]t[My Documents] in that order. • You can use the “PIXELA ImageMixer for Sony” software to view images on your computer. For details, see the software’s help files. , Double-click the desired image file.
  • Page 47 USB connection For Windows 2000, Me, or XP users 1 Double-click on the task tray. 2 Click (Sony DSC), then click [Stop]. 3 Confirm the device on the confirmation window, then click [OK]. 4 Click [OK]. This step is unnecessary for Windows XP users.
  • Page 48 Image file storage destinations and file names (continued) Folder File name 100MSDCF DSC0ssss.JPG CLP0ssss.GIF CLP0ssss.THM MBL0ssss.GIF MBL0ssss.THM IMCIF100 DSC0ssss.JPG MOML0001 MOV0ssss.MPG MOMLV100 DSC0ssss.MPG Note on the table • The meanings of the file names are as above: ssss stands for any number within the range from 0001 to 9999. •...
  • Page 49: For Macintosh Users

    The image file opens. • You can use the “PIXELA ImageMixer for Sony” software to copy images to your computer and view the images on your computer. To install the software, insert the supplied CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, then click the installer icon to select the desired language under “PIXELA ImageMixer”...
  • Page 50: Before Advanced Operations

    How to setup and operate your camera This section describes the most frequently used menus and the SET UP screen. Control button MENU Mode dial Changing menu settings a Press MENU. The menu appears. b Select the setting item you want to change using b/B on the control button.
  • Page 51: Advanced Still Image Shooting

    Choosing a focus method Mode dial: /SCN/ Multipoint AF The AF range finder frame widens. Center AF The AF range finder frame is only the center of the frame. a Set the mode dial to either SCN, or b Press MENU. The menu appears.
  • Page 52: Shooting With The Af Lock Using Center Af

    Shooting with the AF lock using Center AF Even if it is difficult to focus in Center AF shooting because the subject is not in the center of the frame, you can focus in this situation using the AF lock. For example, when you are shooting two human subjects, and there is a gap between them, the camera may focus on the background visible in the...
  • Page 53: Setting The Distance To The Subject (focus Preset)

    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 54: Spot Light-metering

    d Select the exposure adjustment value. Select the exposure adjustment value using Make your adjustment while confirming the brightness of the background of the subject on the LCD screen. To return to auto adjust mode Return the exposure adjustment value to 0EV.
  • Page 55: Adjusting Color Tones (white Balance)

    c Select (SPOT METER) using b/B, then select [ON] using v/V. The Spot light-metering aiming point is displayed. Spot light- metering aiming point SPOT METER d Aim the Spot light-metering aiming point at the spot you want to shoot, then shoot your image.
  • Page 56: Shooting Multiple Frames (clip Motion)

    Shooting techniques The color of the subject that you see will be captured according to the lighting conditions. Under the bright summer sun, everything will appear bluish, under a light sources like a light bulb, white objects will appear reddish. The human eye has an excellent ability to adjust.
  • Page 57: Shooting In Multi Burst Mode (multi Burst)

    d Shoot one frame. MAKING “CLIP MOTION” e Shoot the next frame. Press the shutter button once to shoot the next frame, then repeat this operation until you have shot the desired number of frames. f Press the center z. All of the frames will be saved in the “Memory Stick.”...
  • Page 58 Before operation Set [MOVING IMAGE] to [MULTI BURST] in the SET UP settings (pages 50, 92). Control button MENU Mode dial Shutter button a Set the mode dial to b Press MENU. The menu appears. c Select (INTERVAL) using b/B, then select the desired between-frame interval using v/V.
  • Page 59: Shooting Still Images For E-mail (e-mail)

    Shooting still images for e-mail – E-MAIL Mode dial: /SCN You can shoot images and save them in a file that is small enough to attach to an e- mail message. The normal mode image that was selected using the (IMAGE SIZE) item (page 18) is also recorded.
  • Page 60: Adding Special Effects (picture Effect)

    Adding special effects – Picture Effect Mode dial: /SCN/ You can add special effects to bring out the contrast in your images. SOLARIZE B&W Like an illustration In black and white with clearly delineated bright and dark portions SEPIA NEG.ART Colored to look like an Made to look like a old photograph...
  • Page 61: Advanced Still Image Viewing

    Enlarging a portion of a still image Mode dial: You can enlarge an image up to five times the size of the original image. You can also record the enlarged image as a new file. Control button Mode dial Zoom button Enlarging an image –...
  • Page 62: Recording An Enlarged Image - Trimming

    Recording an enlarged image – Trimming a After you have viewed an image using playback zoom, press MENU. b Select [TRIMMING] using B, then press the center z. c Select the image size using v/ V, then press the center z. The image is recorded, and the screen image returns to the size it was before enlargement.
  • Page 63: Rotating Still Images

    Skip to the next/previous image Press the B (next), or the b (previous). • The interval settings are just guidelines. The actual intervals differ, based on factors like the size of the image. Rotating still images Mode dial: Images shot when holding the camera vertically can be rotated and displayed horizontally.
  • Page 64: Still Image Editing

    Protecting images – Protect Mode dial: To prevent accidental erasure of an important image, you can protect it. Control button MENU Mode dial For the single screen a Set the mode dial to b Display the image you want to protect using b/B.
  • Page 65: For The Index (three Images) Screen

    f To protect other images, repeat Step 5. g Press MENU. The menu appears. h Select [OK] using the B, then press the center z. The selected image is protected. To cancel the protection Select [CANCEL] in Step 4 or select [EXIT] in Step 8.
  • Page 66: Changing Image Size (resize)

    Changing image size – Resize Mode dial: You can change the size of your images, and record them as new files. You can change your images to the following sizes. 1600×1200, 1280×960, 640×480 After the resizing is finished, the original image is retained.
  • Page 67: Choosing Images To Print (print Mark)

    Choosing images to print – Print mark Mode dial: You can designate certain images to be printed. This is convenient when you want to have images printed in shops that follow DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) specifications. • Print marks cannot be placed on movies (MPEG movie) or images recorded in Clip Motion mode.
  • Page 68: For The Index (three Images) Screen

    g Press MENU. The menu appears h Select [OK] using B, then press the center z. The setting of the mark is completed. To delete a Print mark In Step 5, select an image using v/V/b/ B, and press the center z. To delete all the Print marks placed on all of your images In Step 4, select [ALL], then press the...
  • Page 69: Enjoying Movies

    Shooting movies Mode dial: You can shoot movies (MPEG movies). Before operation Set [MOVING IMAGE] to [MPEG MOVIE] in the SET UP settings (pages 50, 92). Control button MENU Mode dial Shutter button DSPL/LCD ON/OFF a Set the mode dial to b Press MENU.
  • Page 70: Viewing Movies On The Lcd Screen

    Viewing movies on the LCD screen Mode dial: You can view movies on the LCD screen of the camera and hear sounds from the speaker of the camera. Control button Mode dial a Set the mode dial to b Select the desired movie using b/B.
  • Page 71: Deleting Movies

    Deleting movies Mode dial: Control button MENU Mode dial For the single screen a Set the mode dial to b Select the movie you want to delete using b/B. c Press MENU. The menu appears. d Select [DELETE] using b/B, then press the center z.
  • Page 72: For The Index (three Images) Screen

    f Repeat Step 5 of the procedure to delete other movies. g Press MENU. The menu appears. h Select [OK] using b/B, then press the center z. The movies are deleted when the “MEMORY STICK ACCESS” message disappears. To cancel the deletion In Step 8, select [EXIT].
  • Page 73: Editing Movies

    Editing movies Mode dial: You can cut movies, or delete unnecessary portions of movies. This is the recommended mode to use when the “Memory Stick” capacity is insufficient, or when you attach movies to your e-mail messages. The file numbers assigned when movies are cut The files saved after a movie cut are recognized as the latest files and are...
  • Page 74: Deleting Unnecessary Portions Of Movies

    e Decide on a cutting point. Press the center z at the desired cutting point. DIVIDE 0:04 DIVIDING POINT CANCEL EXIT When you want to adjust the cutting point, use [c/C] (frame forward/ rewind) and adjust the cutting point using b/ B. If you want to change the cutting point, select [CANCEL].
  • Page 75: Copying Movies To Your Computer

    Copying movies to your computer Follow the steps below to copy movies you shot to your computer. Before operation Prepare the camera and your computer following the procedures described on pages 40 to 42. For Windows 98, 98SE, 2000, Me users a Double-click Computer), then double-click (Removable Disk).
  • Page 76: For Macintosh Users

    4 Drag and drop the movie files to the hard disk icon. The movie files are copied to your hard disk. To copy movie files using “ImageMixer” You can use the “PIXELA ImageMixer for Sony” software to copy movies to your computer. For details, see the software’s help files.
  • Page 77: Troubleshooting

    Install the battery pack while pushing the battery eject lever down using the front edge of the battery pack (page 10). p Properly install the battery pack (page 10). p Consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. p Properly connect the AC power adaptor (page 10).
  • Page 78 Battery and power (continued) Symptom Cause The battery pack runs • You are recording/playing back images in an down too quickly. extremely cold location. • The battery pack is not charged enough. • The battery pack is dead (page 96). The power cannot be •...
  • Page 79 Symptom Cause Digital zoom does not • You cannot zoom while shooting a movie function. (MPEG movie). • [DIGITAL ZOOM] is set to [OFF] in the SET UP setting. • The LCD screen is OFF. The image is too dark. •...
  • Page 80 Shooting still images/ movies (continued) Symptom Cause Cannot shoot images with • The mode dial is set to the flash. • The flash is set to • When shooting still images, Scene selection is set to the Twilight mode. The eyes of the subject —...
  • Page 81 Deleting/editing an image Symptom Cause Your camera cannot • The image is protected. delete an image. • The write-protect switch on the “Memory Stick” is set to the LOCK position. You have deleted the • Once you have deleted a file, you cannot restore image by mistake.
  • Page 82 (See above). p Follow the copy procedure that your OS suggests (pages 43, 44, 49). p If you are using the “PIXELA ImageMixer for Sony” software, click on HELP. p If you are using the “PIXELA ImageMixer for Sony” software, click on HELP.
  • Page 83 “Memory Stick” Symptom Cause You cannot insert a • You are inserting it backwards. “Memory Stick.” You cannot record on a • The write-protect switch on the “Memory Stick” “Memory Stick.” is set to the LOCK position. • The “Memory Stick” is full. You cannot format a •...
  • Page 84 Others (continued) Symptom Cause The lens gets fogged. • Condensation is occurring. The camera gets hot if you — use it for a long time. Solution p Leave the camera for about an hour and then try to use it again (page 94).
  • Page 85: Warnings And Messages

    Warnings and messages The following messages appear on the LCD screen. Message Meaning/ Corrective Action NO MEMORY STICK • Insert a “Memory Stick” (page 17). SYSTEM ERROR • Turn the power off and on again (page 14). MEMORY STICK ERROR •...
  • Page 86: Self-diagnostics Display

    E:91: ss cannot reverse has occurred. If your camera is not still functioning well after trying the countermeasure a couple of times, contact your Sony dealer or local autholized Sony service facility and inform them of the 5-digit code. Example: E:61:10 Countermeasure •...
  • Page 87: Additional Information

    The number of images that can be saved/ shooting time The number of images that can be saved and the shooting time are different, depending on the capacity of the “Memory Stick,” the image size, and the image quality. Refer to the following charts when you choose a “Memory Stick.”...
  • Page 88: Menu Items

    Menu items Menu items that can be changed differ depending on the position of the mode dial. The LCD screen shows only the items you can operate based on the current position of the mode dial. Factory settings are indicated with x.
  • Page 89 Item Setting MODE (REC MODE) VOICE E-MAIL xNORMAL (FLASH LEVEL) HIGH xNORMAL PFX (P.EFFECT) SOLARIZE / B&W / SEPIA / NEG.ART / xOFF (SHARPNESS) +2 / +1 / x0 / –1 / –2 When the mode dial is set to Item Setting (EV)
  • Page 90 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 / x MULTI AF WB (WHITE BAL) (SPOT METER)
  • Page 91 Item Setting (INTERVAL) 1/7.5 / 1/15 / x1/30 (NTSC) 1/6.3 / 1/12.5 / x1/25 (PAL) (P.QUALITY) xFINE / STANDARD PFX (P.EFFECT) SOLARIZE / B&W / SEPIA / NEG.ART / xOFF (SHARPNESS) +2 / +1 / x0 / –1 / –2 When the mode dial is set to Item Setting...
  • Page 92: 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 MPEG MOVIE MULTI BURST DATE/TIME DAY & TIME DIGITAL ZOOM RED EYE REDUCTION ON / AF ILLUMINATOR AUTO / OFF SETUP 1...
  • Page 93 SETUP 2 Item Setting BRIGHT/ BRIGHTNESS xNORMAL/ DARK LCD BACKLIGHT BRIGHT/ NORMAL BEEP SHUTTER VIDEO OUT NTSC USB CONNECT PTP/xNORMAL x ON / OFF POWER SAVE Description Selects the LCD brightness. This has no effect on the recorded images. Selects the brightness of the LCD backlight. Selecting [BRIGHT] makes the screen bright and easy to see when using the camera outdoors or in other bright locations, but also uses up the battery charge faster.
  • Page 94: Precautions

    Precautions Cleaning Cleaning the LCD screen Clean the screen surface with an LCD cleaning kit (not supplied) to remove fingerprints, dust, etc. Cleaning the lens Wipe the lens with a soft cloth to remove fingerprints, dust, etc. Cleaning the DC plug Clean the DC plug of the AC power adaptor with a dry cotton bud.
  • Page 95: The "memory Stick

    The “Memory Stick” “Memory Stick” is a new compact, portable and versatile IC recording medium with a data capacity that exceeds the capacity of a floppy disk. There are two types of “Memory Stick”: an ordinary “Memory Stick” and a “MagicGate Memory Stick”...
  • Page 96: Specifications

    Effective use of the battery • Battery performance decreases in low- temperature surroundings, and the battery life is shortened under such circumstances. To use the battery pack longer, we recommend you keep the battery pack in a pocket close to your body to warm it, and insert it in your camera just before you start shooting.
  • Page 97 Output connectors A/V OUT (MONO) jack Minijack Video: 1 Vp-p, 75 , unbalanced, sync negative Audio: 327 mV (at a 47 k load) Output impedance 2.2 k USB jack mini-B LCD screen LCD panel used 3.8 cm (1.5 type) TFT drive Total number of dots 123 200 (560×220) dots Power, general...
  • Page 98: The Lcd Screen

    The LCD screen For shooting still images 60min SOLARIZE A Image size indicator (18, 19) B Recording mode indicator (56–59) C AE/AF lock indicator (20, 52) D Remaining battery indicator display (11) 1600 F2.8 E Flash mode (24)/Red-eye reduction (25)/White balance indicator (55)/AF illuminator indicator (25, 92) F Date/time indicator (27)
  • Page 99 For shooting movies A Recording mode indicator (69) B Remaining battery indicator display (11) C White balance indicator (55) D Picture effect indicator (60) E Spot light-metering aiming point (55) F AF range finder (51) G Image size indicator (69) H Recording time remaining indicator (Maximum recording time) indicator (12)/...
  • Page 100 For still image playback x1.3 FILE BACK/NEXT VOLUME A Recording mode indicator (59) B Volume indicator (59)/Protection indicator (64)/Print mark indicator (67) C Zoom indicator (61) D File name (48) E Number of pages recorded in “Memory Stick” (19) F Remaining “Memory Stick” capacity indicator (19) G Image number (19) H Image size indicator (18, 19)
  • Page 101: Index

    Index Access lamp ...17 AE/AF lock ...20, 52 AE/AF lock lamp ...9 AF ILLUMINATOR ...92 AF illuminator ...8, 25 AF lock ...52 AF lock lamp (green) ...9 Auto focus mode ...53 Auto Power Off feature ...14 A/V connecting cable ...32 Battery pack Battery life ...12 Charging the battery pack ...10...
  • Page 102 Moisture condensation ... 94 Movie Continuous shooting ... 12 Copying movies to your computer ... 75 Cutting movies ... 73 Deleting movies ... 71 Shooting movies ... 69 Viewing ... 70 MPG ... 48 NR slow shutter ... 29 NTSC ... 93 PAL ...
  • Page 104 Printed 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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