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Digital Still Camera
Cyber-shot Handbook
DSC-S950
Before operating the unit, please read this
Handbook thoroughly together with the
"Instruction Manual" and the "Cyber-shot
Step-up Guide", and retain them for future
reference.
© 2009 Sony Corporation
VCLICK!
Table of contents
Basic Operations
Using the menu
Using the Setup screen
Viewing images on a TV
Using your computer
Printing still images
Troubleshooting
Others
Index
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  • Page 1 Before operating the unit, please read this Handbook thoroughly together with the “Instruction Manual” and the “Cyber-shot Step-up Guide”, and retain them for future reference. © 2009 Sony Corporation VCLICK! Table of contents Basic Operations Using the menu Using the Setup screen...
  • Page 2: Notes On Using Your Camera

    Notes on using your camera Notes on the types of “Memory Stick” media that you can use (sold separately) “Memory Stick Duo” media You can use “Memory Stick Duo” media with the camera. “Memory Stick” media You cannot use “Memory Stick” media with the camera.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Notes on using your camera ...2 Basic techniques for better images ...6 Focus – Focusing on a subject successfully... 6 Exposure – Adjusting the light intensity ... 8 Color – On the effects of lighting... 9 Quality – On “image quality” and “image size” ... 10 Flash –...
  • Page 4 Table of contents Viewing menu ... 48 (Slideshow): Playing back a series of images (Retouch): Retouching still images (Multi-Purpose Resize): Changing the image size according to usage (Protect): Preventing accidental erasure : Adding a Print order mark (Print): Printing images using a printer (Rotate): Rotating a still image (Select Folder): Selecting the folder for viewing images (Setup): Changing Setup items...
  • Page 5 Table of contents Using your computer Enjoying your Windows computer ...67 Installing the software (supplied)...69 On the “PMB (Picture Motion Browser)” (supplied) ...70 Copying images to your computer using the “PMB” ...71 Copying images to a computer without “PMB” ...75 Viewing image files stored on a computer with the camera copying to the “Memory Stick Duo”...
  • Page 6: Basic Techniques For Better Images

    Basic techniques for better images Focus Exposure Focus Focusing on a subject successfully When you press the shutter button halfway down, the camera adjusts the focus automatically (Auto Focus). Remember to press the shutter button only halfway down. Do not fully press the shutter button straight away.
  • Page 7 Basic techniques for better images Hints for preventing blur The camera moved accidentally when you took the image. This is called “Camera shake”. On the other hand, if the subject moved when you took the image, it is called “subject blur”.
  • Page 8: Exposure Adjusting The Light Intensity

    Basic techniques for better images Exposure Adjusting the light intensity You can create various images by adjusting the exposure and the ISO sensitivity. Exposure is the amount of light that the camera will receive when you release the shutter. Overexposure = too much light Whitish image Correct exposure...
  • Page 9: Color On The Effects Of Lighting

    Basic techniques for better images Color On the effects of lighting The apparent color of the subject is affected by the lighting conditions. Example: The color of an image affected by light sources Weather/lighting Daylight Characteristics of White (standard) light The color tones are adjusted automatically in the auto adjustment mode.
  • Page 10: Quality - On "image Quality" And "image Size

    Basic techniques for better images Quality On “image quality” and “image size” A digital image is made up of a collection of small dots called pixels. If it contains a large number of pixels, the picture becomes large, it takes up more memory, and the image is displayed in fine detail.
  • Page 11: Flash On Using The Flash

    Basic techniques for better images Flash On using the flash The eyes of the subject may come out red, or fuzzy white circular spots may appear when using the flash. These phenomena can be reduced by taking the following steps. The “Red-eye phenomenon”...
  • Page 12: Identifying Parts

    Identifying parts See the pages in parentheses for details of operation. A Shutter button (21) B Flash (23) C Microphone D Lens E ON/OFF (power) button F ON/OFF (power) lamp G Speaker H Self-timer lamp (24) Bottom A For shooting: Zoom (W/T) button (22) For viewing: button/...
  • Page 13 Identifying parts E DC IN jack When using an AC-LS5K AC Adaptor (sold separately) v mark (back) 1 To DC IN jack 2 To wall outlet • You cannot charge the battery pack by connecting the camera to the AC-LS5K AC Adaptor.
  • Page 14: Indicators On The Screen

    Indicators on the screen Each time you press v (DISP) on the control button, the display changes (page 18). See the pages in parentheses for details of operation. When shooting still images • The indicators are limited in Easy Shooting mode.
  • Page 15 Indicators on the screen Display Indication AE/AF lock (21) Recording a movie/Standby a movie Standby ISO400 ISO number (40) Shutter speed F3.5 Aperture value +2.0EV Exposure Value (39) 0:12 Recording time (minutes : seconds) AF range finder frame indicator (42) 1.0 m Focus preset distance (42) Macro (23)
  • Page 16 Indicators on the screen When playing back still images When playing back movies Display Indication Battery remaining Low battery warning (97) Image size (25) PictBridge connecting (83) Protect (52) Print order (DPOF) mark (85) Zoom scaling (30) VOL. Volume (30) PictBridge connecting (84) •...
  • Page 17 Indicators on the screen Display Indication Playback folder (54) • This does not appear when using internal memory. 8/8 12/12 Image number/Number of images recorded in selected folder Playback Media (“Memory Stick Duo” media, Internal memory) Changing folder (54) • This does not appear when using internal memory.
  • Page 18: Changing The Screen Display

    Changing the screen display v DISP (Screen display) button Each time you press v (DISP) on the control button, the display changes as follows: Indicators on Indicators on* Histogram on* Indicators off* * The brightness of the LCD Backlight up •...
  • Page 19: Using The Internal Memory

    Using the internal memory The camera has approximately 12 MB of internal memory. This memory is not removable. Even when there is no “Memory Stick Duo” media inserted in the camera, you can record images using this internal memory. Internal memory On image data stored in the internal memory We recommend that you copy (back up) data without error using one of the following...
  • Page 20: Basic Operations

    Basic Operations Using the mode dial Set the mode dial to the desired function. Auto Adjustment mode Allows shooting with the settings adjusted automatically. Easy Shooting mode Allows you to shoot still images using the minimum necessary functions with easy-to-see indicators. Program Auto mode* Allows you to shoot with the exposure adjusted automatically (both the shutter speed and the aperture value).
  • Page 21: Shooting Images (auto Adjustment Mode)

    Shooting images (Auto Adjustment mode) Macro button DISP button Flash button Self-timer button z button v/V/b/B button Control button Select the desired function from the mode dial. When shooting still images (Auto Adjustment mode): Select When shooting movies: Select Hold the camera, with your elbows pressed against your body to steady it. Shoot with the shutter button.
  • Page 22 Shooting images (Auto Adjustment mode) When shooting movies: Press the shutter button fully down. To stop recording, press the shutter button fully down again. If you shoot a still image of a subject that is difficult to focus on • The shortest shooting distance is approximately 5 cm (2 inches) (W)/50 cm (1 feet 7 3/4 inches) (T) (from the front of the lens).
  • Page 23 Shooting images (Auto Adjustment mode) Flash (Selecting a flash mode for still images) Press ( ) on the control button repeatedly until the desired mode is selected. (No indicator): Flash Auto Flashes when there is insufficient light or backlight (default setting). Flash forced on Slow synchro (Flash forced on) The shutter speed is slow in a dark place to clearly shoot the background that is out of flash light.
  • Page 24 Shooting images (Auto Adjustment mode) Using the self-timer Press ) on the control button repeatedly until the desired mode is selected. (No indicator): Not using the self-timer : Setting the 10-second delay self-timer : Setting the 2-second delay self-timer When you press the shutter button, the self-timer lamp flashes and a beep sounds until the shutter operates.
  • Page 25 Shooting images (Auto Adjustment mode) To change the still image size Press (Image Size), and then press b/B to select the size. For details on the image size, see page 10. The default setting is marked with For still images Image size Usage guidelines 10M (3648×2736)
  • Page 26: Shooting Still Images (scene Selection Mode)

    Shooting still images (Scene Selection mode) Select with the mode dial. Press the MENU button, and select from the control button (page 36). Shoot with the shutter button. • For details on modes, see the next page. To cancel the Scene Selection Set the mode dial to anything other than the Shutter button Mode dial...
  • Page 27: Soft Snap

    Shooting still images (Scene Selection mode) Scene Selection modes The following modes are preset to match the scene conditions. Soft Snap Allows you to shoot skin colors in brighter and warmer tones for more beautiful pictures. In addition, the soft focus effect creates a gentle atmosphere for portraits of people, flowers, etc.
  • Page 28 Shooting still images (Scene Selection mode) Functions you can use in Scene Selection For shooting an image appropriately according to the scene condition, a combination of functions is determined by the camera. Some functions are not available, depending on the Scene Selection mode.
  • Page 29: Shooting Still Images (high Sensitivity Mode)

    Shooting still images (High Sensitivity mode) Select with the mode dial. Shoot with the shutter button. High Sensitivity mode Allows you to shoot images without a flash under low light conditions, reducing blur. • The flash is set to (Flash forced off). To cancel the High Sensitivity Set the mode dial to anything other than Shutter button...
  • Page 30: Viewing Images

    Viewing images v/V/b/B button z button Control button Press the (Playback) button. • If you press the automatically and set to playback mode. To switch to the shooting mode, press the button again. Select an image with b/B on the control button. Movie: Press to play back a movie.
  • Page 31 Viewing images To view an index screen Press (Index) to display the index screen while a still image is displayed. Select an image with v/V/b/B. To return to the single image screen, press z. Each time you press (Index), the number of images on the index screen increases. •...
  • Page 32: Deleting Images

    Deleting images v/V/b/B button z button Control button Press the (Playback) button. Press the (Delete) button while displaying in single-image or index mode. Select the desired deletion method with b/B from among [This Image], [Multiple Images] and [All In This Folder], then press z. (Index) button MENU button (Delete) button...
  • Page 33 Deleting images When you select [This Image] You can delete the selected image. Select [OK] with v, then press z. When you select [Multiple Images] You can select and delete multiple images simultaneously. 1 Select the images you want to delete, then press z. mark is checked in the check box of the image.
  • Page 34: Using The Menu

    Using the menu Using menu items v/V/b/B button z button Control button Press the MENU button to display the menu. • The menu will be displayed only during shooting and playback mode. • Different items will become visible depending on the selected mode. Select a desired menu item with v/V on the control button.
  • Page 35: Menu Items

    Menu items The available menu items vary depending on the mode setting (shooting/viewing), and the mode dial position in the shooting mode. Only the available items are displayed on the screen. Mode dial position: Shooting menu (page 36) Scene Selection Image Size Flash SteadyShot...
  • Page 36: Shooting Menu

    Shooting menu The functions in shooting mode using MENU are described below. For details on how to operate the menu, see page 34. The selectable mode is displayed in white. The default settings are marked with Scene Selection: Selecting the Scene Selection Selects the Scene Selection in the menu.
  • Page 37: Steadyshot: Selecting The Anti-blur Mode

    Shooting menu SteadyShot: Selecting the anti-blur mode Selects the anti-blur mode. (Auto) (Off) • In Easy Shooting mode, [SteadyShot] is set to [Off]. • The anti-blur function may not work properly in the following cases. – When camera shake is too strong. –...
  • Page 38: Face Detection: Detecting The Face Of Subject

    Shooting menu Face Detection: Detecting the face of subject Selects whether to use the Face Detection function or not. Detects the faces of your subjects and adjusts the focus, flash, exposure, white balance and red-eye reduction settings automatically. (Off) (Auto) •...
  • Page 39: Rec Mode: Selecting The Continuous Shooting Method

    Shooting menu REC Mode: Selecting the continuous shooting method Selects whether the camera performs continuous shooting or not when you press the shutter button. (Normal) (Burst) On the Burst • When recording with the self timer, a series of a maximum of five images is recorded. •...
  • Page 40: Iso: Selecting A Luminous Sensitivity

    Shooting menu ISO: Selecting a luminous sensitivity Selects the ISO sensitivity. Low ISO sensitivity (Auto) • For details on the ISO sensitivity, see page 8. • You can select only from [ISO AUTO], [ISO 100] to [ISO 400] when set to Burst. For details on the operation 1 page 34 High ISO sensitivity You can reduce image blurring in dark locations or moving...
  • Page 41: Metering Mode: Selecting The Metering Mode

    Shooting menu Metering Mode: Selecting the Metering mode Selects the metering mode that sets which part of the subject to measure to determine the exposure. (Multi) (Center) (Spot) (Only for still image) • For details on the exposure, see page 8. •...
  • Page 42: Focus: Changing The Focus Method

    Shooting menu Focus: Changing the Focus method You can change the focus method. Use the menu when it is difficult to get the proper focus in auto focus mode. (Multi AF) (Center AF) 0.5 m 1.0 m 3.0 m 7.0 m (unlimited distance) •...
  • Page 43 Shooting menu z If the subject is out of focus When shooting with the subject at the edge of the frame (or the screen) or when using [Center AF], the camera may not focus on a subject at the edge of the frame. In such cases, do as follows: 1 Recompose the shot so that the subject is centered in the AF range finder, and press the shutter button halfway down to focus on the subject (AF lock).
  • Page 44: White Balance: Adjusting The Color Tones

    Shooting menu White Balance: Adjusting the color tones Adjusts color tones according to the surrounding light conditions. Use this function if image color appears unnatural. (Auto) (Daylight) (Cloudy) (Fluorescent Light 1)/ (Fluorescent Light 2)/ (Fluorescent Light 3) n (Incandescent) For details on the operation 1 page 34 Adjusts the White Balance automatically.
  • Page 45: Flash Level: Adjusting The Amount Of Flash Light

    Shooting menu (Flash) • For details on the white balance, see page 9. • Under fluorescent lights that flicker, the white balance function may not work correctly even though you select [Fluorescent Light 1], [Fluorescent Light 2] or [Fluorescent Light 3]. •...
  • Page 46: Red Eye Reduction: Setting The Red Eye Reduction Function

    Shooting menu Red Eye Reduction: Setting the Red Eye Reduction function (Auto) (On) (Off) • To avoid blurring of images, hold the camera firmly until the shutter is released. It usually takes a second after you press the shutter button. Be also sure not to allow the subject to move during this period. •...
  • Page 47 Shooting menu Color Mode: Changing the vividness of the image or adding special effects You can change the brightness of the image, accompanied by effects. (Normal) (Sepia) (B & W) (Setup): Changing Setup items See page 55. For details on the operation 1 page 34 Sets the image to standard color.
  • Page 48: Viewing Menu

    Viewing menu The default settings are marked with (Slideshow): Playing back a series of images Plays back recorded images in order (Slideshow). Image This setting is fixed to [Folder] if “Memory Stick Duo” media (sold separately) is not inserted. Folder Effects Simple Basic...
  • Page 49 Viewing menu Start Exit 1 Select [Image], [Effects], [Interval] and [Repeat] with v/V/b/B on the control button. 2 Select [Start] with v, then press z. The slideshow starts. To end the slideshow Press z. • You cannot pause the slideshow. For details on the operation 1 page 34 See the following procedure.
  • Page 50: (retouch): Retouching Still Images

    Viewing menu (Retouch): Retouching still images Adds effects or makes corrections to a recorded image and records it as a new file. The original image is retained. To retouch the still images 1 Select the images you want to retouch while displaying in single-image. 2 Press the MENU button.
  • Page 51: (multi-purpose Resize): Changing The Image Size According To Usage

    Viewing menu (Multi-Purpose Resize): Changing the image size according to usage You can change the aspect ratio and size of the shooting images, then record them as the new files. You can convert images to the 16:9 aspect ratio for high definition viewing and to the VGA size for blog or e-mail attachments.
  • Page 52: (protect): Preventing Accidental Erasure

    Viewing menu (Protect): Preventing accidental erasure Protects images against accidental erasure. The image. (This Image) (Multiple Images) To protect an image 1 Select the images you want to protect while displaying images in single-image mode. 2 Press the MENU button. 3 Select [Protect] with v/V on the control button, [This Image] with b/B, and then press z.
  • Page 53: Adding A Print Order Mark

    Viewing menu For details on the operation 1 page 34 To cancel the protection Select the image for which you want to cancel protection, and unlock it by taking the same steps as in “To select and protect images”. (Protect) indicator disappears. : Adding a Print order mark Adds a print order mark ( ) to the image you want to print.
  • Page 54: (select Folder): Selecting The Folder For Viewing Images

    Viewing menu (Select Folder): Selecting the folder for viewing images Selects the folder containing the image you want to play back. 1 Select the desired folder with b/B on the control button. 2 Select [OK] with v, then press z. To cancel selecting the folder Select [Exit] in step 2, then press z.
  • Page 55: Using The Setup Screen

    Using the Setup screen Using Setup items You can change the default settings using the Setup screen. v/V/b/B button z button Control button Press the MENU button to display the MENU screen. After pressing V on the control button, go to the press z.
  • Page 56: Main Settings - Main Settings 1

    Main Settings — Main Settings 1 The default settings are marked with Beep Selects the sound produced when you operate the camera. Shutter Function Guide When you operate the camera, the function guide appears. Initialize Initializes the setting to the default setting. Even if you execute this function, the images stored in the internal memory are retained.
  • Page 57: Main Settings - Main Settings 2

    Main Settings — Main Settings 2 The default settings are marked with USB Connect Selects the USB mode when connecting the camera to a computer or a PictBridge compliant printer using the dedicated USB cable. PictBridge Mass Storage Video Out Sets the video signal output according to the TV color system of the connected video equipment.
  • Page 58: Shooting Settings

    Shooting Settings The default settings are marked with Grid Line With reference to the grid lines, you can easily set a subject in a horizontal/vertical position. • The grid lines are not recorded. Digital Zoom Selects the digital zoom mode. The camera enlarges the image using optical zoom (up to 4×). When the zoom scale exceeds 4×, the camera uses either smart or precision digital zoom.
  • Page 59 Shooting Settings Image size and total zoom scale using Smart zoom (Including optical zoom 4×) Size 16:9 (2M) • You cannot use the Digital zoom while shooting movies. Auto Review Displays the recorded image on the screen for approximately two seconds immediately after shooting a still image.
  • Page 60: Memory Tool - Memory Stick Tool

    Memory Tool — Memory Stick Tool This item appears only when “Memory Stick Duo” media is inserted in the camera. Format Formats the “Memory Stick Duo” media. Commercially available “Memory Stick Duo” media is already formatted, and can be used immediately. •...
  • Page 61: Copy

    Memory Tool — Memory Stick Tool Change REC.Folder Changes the folder currently used for recording images. 1 Select [Change REC.Folder] with v/V on the control button, then press z. The folder selection screen appears. 2 Select the desired folder with b/B, and [OK] with v, then press z. To cancel changing the recording folder Select [Cancel] in step 2, then press z.
  • Page 62: Memory Tool - Internal Memory Tool

    Memory Tool — Internal Memory Tool This item does not appear when “Memory Stick Duo” media is inserted in the camera. Format Formats the internal memory. • Note that formatting permanently erases all data in the internal memory, including even protected images. 1 Select [Format] with v/V on the control button, then press z.
  • Page 63: Clock Settings

    Clock Settings For details on the operation 1 page 55 Clock Settings Sets the date and time. 1 Select [Clock Settings] from the (Setup) screen. 2 Press z on the control button. 3 Select the date display format with v/V, then press z. 4 Select each item with b/B and set the numeric value with v/V, then press z.
  • Page 64: Language Setting

    Language Setting For details on the operation 1 page 55 Language Setting Selects the language to be used in the menu items, warnings, and messages.
  • Page 65: Viewing Images On A Tv

    Viewing images on a TV Viewing images on a TV You can view images on a TV by connecting the camera to a TV. The connection varies according to the type of TV the camera is connected to. Viewing images by connecting the camera to a TV with the supplied dedicated A/V cable Turn off both the camera and the TV before connecting the camera to the TV.
  • Page 66 Viewing images on a TV On TV color systems If you want to view images on a TV screen, you need a TV with a video input jack and the dedicated A/V cable. The color system of the TV must match that of your digital still camera. Check the following lists for the TV color system of the country or region where the camera is used.
  • Page 67: Using Your Computer

    Creating a disc with the images shot (requires CD or DVD – disc writing drive) Printing or saving still images with the date – Additional information on this product and answers to frequently asked questions can be found at the Sony Customer Support Website. http://www.sony.net/...
  • Page 68: Recommended Computer

    Enjoying your Windows computer Recommended computer environment The following environment is recommended for a computer connected to the camera. Recommended environment for copying images OS (pre-installed): Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional SP4/Windows XP* SP3/Windows Vista* • Operation is not assured in an environment based on an upgrade of the operating systems described above or in a multi-boot environment.
  • Page 69: Installing The Software (supplied)

    Installing the software (supplied) You can install the software (supplied) using the following procedure. • Log on as Administrator. Turn on your computer, and insert the CD-ROM (supplied) into the CD-ROM drive. The installation menu screen appears. • If it does not appear, double-click [Computer] (in Windows XP, [My Computer]) t (SONYPICTUTIL).
  • Page 70: On The "pmb (picture Motion Browser)" (supplied)

    Double-click “PMB Guide” icon on the • desktop. From the Start menu, click [Start] t [All • Programs] t [Sony Picture Utility] t [Help] t [PMB Guide]. Starting and exiting the “PMB” Starting the “PMB” Double-click the (PMB) icon on the desktop.
  • Page 71: Copying Images To Your Computer Using The "pmb

    Copying images to your computer using the “PMB” Preparing the camera and the computer Insert “Memory Stick Duo” media with recorded images into the camera. • When copying images in the internal memory, this step is unnecessary. Insert the sufficiently charged battery pack into the camera, or connect the camera to a wall outlet (wall socket) with the AC...
  • Page 72 Copying images to your computer using the “PMB” Copying images to a computer Connects the camera to a computer as described “Connecting the camera to your computer”. After making a USB connection, the [Import Media Files] screen of “PMB” appears automatically. •...
  • Page 73 Copying images to your computer using the “PMB” To delete the USB connection Perform the procedures from step 1 to 4 below before: • Disconnecting the dedicated USB cable. • Removing “Memory Stick Duo” media. • Inserting “Memory Stick Duo” media into the camera after copying images from the internal memory.
  • Page 74 Copying images to your computer using the “PMB” • Image files are named as follows: – Still image files: DSC0ssss.JPG – Movie files: MOV0ssss.AVI – Index image files that are recorded when you record movies: MOV0ssss.THM ssss stands for any number within the range from 0001 to 9999.
  • Page 75: Copying Images To A Computer Without "pmb

    Copying images to a computer without “PMB” You can copy images to your computer without “PMB” as follows. For a computer with a “Memory Stick” media slot Remove the “Memory Stick Duo” media from the camera and insert it in the “Memory Stick Duo”...
  • Page 76 Copying images to a computer without “PMB” Click [Open folder to view files] (For Windows XP: [Open folder to view files] t [OK]) as the wizard screen appears automatically on the desktop. • When the wizard screen does not appear automatically, follow the procedure: t “For Windows 2000”.
  • Page 77: Viewing Image Files Stored On A Computer With The Camera Copying To The "memory Stick Duo" Media

    • You may not be able to play back some images depending on the image size. • Sony does not guarantee playback of image files on the camera if the files have been processed using a computer or recorded with another camera.
  • Page 78: Using Your Macintosh Computer

    Using your Macintosh computer You can copy images to your Macintosh computer. • “PMB” is not compatible with Macintosh computers. Recommended computer environment The following environment is recommended for a computer connected to the camera. Recommended environment for copying images OS (pre-installed): Mac OS 9.1/9.2/ Mac OS X(v10.1 to v10.5) USB jack: Provided as standard...
  • Page 79: Technical Support

    • Inserting “Memory Stick Duo” media into the camera after copying images from the internal memory. • Turning off the camera. Technical Support Additional information on this product and answers to frequently asked questions can be found at the Sony Customer Support Website. http://www.sony.net/...
  • Page 80: Viewing "cyber-shot Step-up Guide

    (Step-up Guide) on the desktop. To access “Step-up Guide” from the Start menu, click [Start] t [All Programs] (in Windows 2000, [Programs]) t [Sony Picture Utility] t [Step-up Guide]. Viewing on Macintosh Copy the [stepupguide] folder in the [stepupguide] folder to your computer.
  • Page 81: Printing Still Images

    Printing still images How to print still images When you print images shot in [16:9] mode, both edges may be cut off, so be sure to check before printing (page 94). Printing directly using a PictBridge compliant printer (page 82) You can print images by connecting the camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer.
  • Page 82: Printing Images Directly Using A Pictbridge Compliant Printer

    Printing images directly using a PictBridge compliant printer Even if you do not have a computer, you can print images shot using your camera by connecting the camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer. • “PictBridge” is based on the CIPA standard. (CIPA: Camera &...
  • Page 83 Printing images directly using a PictBridge compliant printer Stage 2: Connecting the camera to the printer Connect the camera to the printer. 1 To the A/V OUT terminal Dedicated USB cable 2 To the USB jack Turn on the printer. Press the (Playback) button and turn on the camera.
  • Page 84 Printing images directly using a PictBridge compliant printer Stage 4: Printing Select print settings with v/V/b/ [Quantity] Selects the number of copies of the specified image to be printed. • The designated number of images may not all fit onto a single sheet depending on the quantity of images.
  • Page 85: Printing At A Shop

    Printing at a shop You can take “Memory Stick Duo” media containing images shot with the camera to a photo printing service shop. As long as the shop supports photo printing services conforming to the DPOF, you can make a (Print order) mark on images in advance so that you do not need to reselect them when you print them out at the shop.
  • Page 86 Printing at a shop Selecting and marking the images Press the MENU button while displaying images in single-image mode or in index mode. Select [DPOF] with v/V on the control button, [Multiple Images] with b/B, and then press z. Select an image to mark with the control button, then press z.
  • Page 87: Troubleshooting

    3 Initialize the settings (page 56). 4 Consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. Be aware that by sending the camera for repair, you give consent that the contents of the internal memory may be checked.
  • Page 88: Battery Pack And Power

    Troubleshooting Battery pack and power Cannot insert the battery pack. Insert the battery pack correctly to push the battery eject lever. • Cannot turn on the camera. After inserting the battery pack into the camera, it may take a few moments for the camera to •...
  • Page 89: Shooting Still Images/movies

    Troubleshooting Shooting still images/movies Cannot record images. Check the free capacity of the internal memory or “Memory Stick Duo” media. If it is full, do • one of the following: – Delete unnecessary images (page 32). Change the “Memory Stick Duo” media. –...
  • Page 90 Troubleshooting The flash does not work. • The flash is set to You cannot use the flash when: • [REC Mode] is set to [Burst] (page 39). – The mode dial is set to – the Scene Selection mode (page 28). Shooting movies.
  • Page 91: Viewing Images

    • The folder/file name has been changed on your computer (page 77). • Sony does not guarantee playback of image files on the camera if the files have been • processed using a computer or recorded with another camera. •...
  • Page 92: Deleting/editing Images

    Check that the computer and the “Memory Stick” media Reader/Writer support “Memory • Stick PRO Duo” media. Users of computers and “Memory Stick” media Readers/Writers made by manufacturers other than Sony should contact those manufacturers. If “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media is not supported, connect the camera to the computer •...
  • Page 93: Memory Stick Duo" Media

    Troubleshooting Cannot copy images. Connect the camera and your computer correctly making a USB connection (page 71). • Follow the designated copy procedure for your OS (pages 68 and 78). • When you shoot images with “Memory Stick Duo” media formatted by a computer, you may •...
  • Page 94: Internal Memory

    Troubleshooting Internal memory Cannot play back or record images using the internal memory. There is “Memory Stick Duo” media inserted in the camera. Remove it. • Cannot copy the data stored in the internal memory to “Memory Stick Duo” media. The “Memory Stick Duo”...
  • Page 95: Pictbridge Compliant Printer

    Troubleshooting PictBridge compliant printer A connection cannot be established. The camera cannot be connected directly to a printer that is not compliant with the PictBridge • standard. Consult the printer manufacturer as to whether the printer is compliant with PictBridge or not. Check that the printer is turned on and can be connected to the camera.
  • Page 96: Others

    Troubleshooting Cannot print the image at the size selected. • When you use paper of a different size after connecting the printer to the camera, disconnect and then reconnect the dedicated USB cable. The print setting of the camera differs from that of the printer. Change the setting of either the •...
  • Page 97: Warning Messages

    Warning messages Messages If the following messages appear, follow the instructions. The battery level is low. Charge the • battery pack immediately. Depending on the conditions of use or the type of battery pack, the indicator may flash even though there are still 5 to 10 minutes of remaining battery time left.
  • Page 98 File error An error occurred while the image was • playing back. Sony does not guarantee playback of image files on the camera if the files have been processed using a computer or recorded with another camera.
  • Page 99 Warning messages Processing... The printer is canceling the current print • job. You cannot print until it is finished. This may take time, depending on the printer. If you select all image files of a folder, • this may take time for processing. Operation cannot be executed for movie files You have selected a function that is not...
  • Page 100: Using The Camera Abroad - Power Sources

    Others Using the camera abroad — Power sources You can use the camera, the battery charger (supplied), and the AC-LS5K AC Adaptor (sold separately) in any country or region where the power supply is within 100 V to 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz.
  • Page 101: On The "memory Stick Duo" Media

    On the “Memory Stick Duo” media “Memory Stick Duo” media is a compact, portable IC recording medium. The types of “Memory Stick Duo” media that can be used with the camera are listed in the table below. However, proper operation cannot be guaranteed for all “Memory Stick Duo”...
  • Page 102 On the “Memory Stick Duo” media Notes on using the “Memory Stick Duo” media Adaptor (sold separately) • To use “Memory Stick Duo” media with a “Memory Stick” media compliant device, be sure to insert the “Memory Stick Duo” media into a “Memory Stick Duo”...
  • Page 103: On The Battery Pack

    On the battery pack On charging the battery pack • We recommend charging the battery pack in an ambient temperature of between 10°C to 30°C (50°F to 86°F). The battery pack may not be fully charged in temperatures outside this range. •...
  • Page 104: On The Battery Charger

    On the battery charger On the battery charger • Do not charge battery packs other than an NP- BK type battery pack in the battery charger supplied with the camera. Batteries other than the specified kind may leak, overheat, or explode if you attempt to charge them, posing a risk of injury from electrocution and burns.
  • Page 105: Index

    Index Index AC Adaptor...13 Adjusting EV ...18, 39 AE/AF lock indicator...21, 43 AF lock ...21, 43 AF range finder frame ...43 Aperture ...8 Auto adjustment mode...21 Auto Focus...6, 42 Auto Review ...59 AVI...74 B&W...47 Battery charger...104 Battery pack ...103 Beach mode ...27 Beep ...56 Blur ...7 Burst...39...
  • Page 106 Index Macintosh computer ...78 Recommended environment...78 Macro...23 Main Settings 1...56 Main Settings 2...57 Mass Storage ...57 “Memory Stick Duo” media ...101 Memory Stick Tool...60 Menu...34 Items...35 Shooting ...36 Viewing ...48 Metering Mode ...41 Mode dial...20 Multi AF ...42 Multi-pattern metering ...41 Multi-Purpose Resize ...51 NTSC...57 Optical zoom ...22, 58...
  • Page 107 Additional information on this product and answers to frequently asked questions can be found at our Customer Support Website.

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