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Digital Single Lens Reflex Camera
Instruction Manual
DSLR-A500/A550
Preparing the camera
Before your operation
Shooting images
Using the shooting
function
Using the viewing
function
Changing your setup
Viewing images on a
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Printing images

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  • Page 1 Additional information on this product and answers to frequently asked questions can be found at our Customer Support Website. Printed on 70% or more recycled paper using VOC (Volatile Organic Compound)-free vegetable oil based ink. Digital Single Lens Reflex Camera Instruction Manual DSLR-A500/A550 Preparing the camera...
  • Page 2: Electric Shock

    • Do not incinerate or dispose of in fire. • Do not handle damaged or leaking lithium ion batteries. • Be sure to charge the battery pack using a genuine Sony battery charger or a device that can charge the battery pack.
  • Page 3 • Keep the battery pack out of the reach of small children. • Keep the battery pack dry. • Replace only with the same or equivalent type recommended by Sony. • Dispose of used battery pack promptly described the instructions. Battery charger...
  • Page 4 Regulatory Information Declaration of Conformity Trade Name: SONY Model No.: DSLR-A500 Responsible Party: Sony Electronics Inc. Address:16530 Via Esprillo, San Diego, CA 92127 U.S.A. Telephone No.: 858-942-2230 This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the...
  • Page 5: For Customers In Europe

    For Customers in Europe Notice for the customers in the countries applying EU Directives The manufacturer of this product is Sony Corporation, 1-7-1 Konan Minato-ku Tokyo, 108-0075 Japan. The Authorized Representative for EMC and product safety is Sony Deutschland GmbH, Hedelfinger Strasse 61, 70327 Stuttgart, Germany.
  • Page 6 If the plug supplied with this equipment has a detachable fuse cover, be sure to attach the fuse cover after you change the fuse. Never use the plug without the fuse cover. If you should lose the fuse cover, please contact your nearest Sony service station.
  • Page 7: Notes On Using Your Camera

    Notes on using your camera Shooting procedure • This camera has two modes for shooting: the Live View mode using the LCD monitor, and the viewfinder mode using the viewfinder (OVF). • There may be differences between an image recorded in Live View mode and an image recorded in viewfinder mode, such as exposure, white balance, or D- range optimizer, depending on the...
  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Notes on using your camera ... 7 Preparing the Checking the accessories supplied ... 12 camera Preparing the battery pack ... 13 Attaching a lens ... 20 Inserting a memory card ... 22 Preparing the camera ... 25 Using the accessories supplied ...
  • Page 9 Shooting an image the way you want it (Exposure mode) Shooting with the viewfinder (OVF) ... 71 Using the Selecting the focus method ... 79 shooting function Zooming in in one step ... 87 Using the flash ... 88 Adjusting the brightness of the image (Exposure, Flash ...
  • Page 10 Compensating for the brightness and contrast automatically Image processing ... 101 Setting ISO ... 103 Adjusting the color tones (White balance) ... 104 Capturing smiling faces (Smile Shutter) ... 113 Adjusting the amount of flash light (Flash compensation) ... 95 Selecting the flash control mode to set the amount of flash light (Flash control) ...
  • Page 11 Using the viewing Playing back images ... 115 function Checking the information of recorded images ... 120 Protecting images (Protect) ... 122 Deleting images (Delete) ... 123 Viewing images on a TV screen ... 125 Changing your Setting image size and image quality ... 128 setup Setting the method for recording on a memory card ...
  • Page 12: Preparing The Camera

    Checking the accessories supplied The number in parentheses indicates the number of pieces. • BC-VM10 Battery charger (1)/ Power cord (mains lead) (1) • Rechargeable battery pack NP- FM500H (1) • USB cable (1) • Shoulder strap (1) • Eyepiece cover (1) •...
  • Page 13: Preparing The Battery Pack

    Preparing the battery pack When using the camera for the first time, be sure to charge the NP- FM500H “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack (supplied). Charging the battery pack The “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack can be charged even when it has not been fully depleted. It can also be used when it has not been fully charged.
  • Page 14 • We recommend charging the battery pack in an ambient temperature of between 10 to 30°C (50 to 86°F). You may not be able to efficiently charge the battery pack outside of this temperature range. Notes • Connect the battery charger to the nearest wall outlet (wall socket). •...
  • Page 15 Representative plug of power supply cord of countries/regions around the world. A Type B Type BF Type (American (British (British Type) Type) The representative supply voltage and plug type are described in this chart. Depend on an area, Different type of plug and supply voltage are used. Attention: Power cord meeting demands from each country shall be used.
  • Page 16 Singapore Taiwan Thailand Vietnam Oceania Countries/regions Australia New Zealand North America Countries/regions Canada Central America Countries/regions Bahamas Costa Rica Cuba Dominican (rep) El Salvador Guatemala Honduras Jamaica Mexico Nicaragua Panama South America Countries/regions Argentina Brazil Chile Colombia Peru Venezuela Middle East Countries/regions Iran Iraq...
  • Page 17: Inserting The Charged Battery Pack

    Inserting the charged battery pack While sliding the battery cover open lever, open the battery cover. Firmly insert the battery pack all the way while pressing the lock lever with the tip of the battery. Close the battery cover. To remove the battery pack Turn off the camera and slide the lock lever in the direction of the arrow.
  • Page 18 To remove the battery cover The battery cover can be removed to attach the VG-B50AM Vertical Grip (sold separately). To remove the cover, push the lever in the direction of the arrow and slide it out. To attach the cover, put the knob in the hole, pull down the lever, and slide it in.
  • Page 19 Effective use of the battery pack • Battery performance decreases in low temperature surroundings. So, the time that the battery pack can be used is shorter in cold places and the speed of continuous shooting slows down. We recommend that you put the battery pack in a pocket close to your body to warm it up, and insert it in your camera immediately before you start shooting.
  • Page 20: Attaching A Lens

    Attaching a lens Remove the body cap from the camera and the packaging lid from the rear of the lens. • When changing the lens, quickly change the lens away from dusty locations so as to keep dust or debris from getting inside the camera.
  • Page 21 To remove the lens Press the lens release button all the way in and turn the lens counterclockwise until it stops. Replace the packaging lid on the lens and attach the body cap to the camera. • Before you attach them, remove dust from them.
  • Page 22: Inserting A Memory Card

    Inserting a memory card Only “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media, “Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo” media, SD memory cards and SDHC memory cards can be used with this camera. A MultiMediaCard cannot be used with this camera. The “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media and “Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo” media are referred to as the “Memory Stick PRO Duo”...
  • Page 23: Notes On Using Memory Cards

    To remove the memory card Check that the access lamp is not lit, then open the memory card cover, and push the memory card once. Notes on using memory cards • Do not strike, bend or drop the memory card. •...
  • Page 24 • The memory cards formatted with a computer are not guaranteed to operate with this camera. Be sure to format the memory cards using the camera. • Data read/write speeds differ depending on the combination of the memory cards and the equipment used. •...
  • Page 25: Preparing The Camera

    Preparing the camera Setting up the date When you turn the camera on for the first time, the date/time setup screen appears. Set the power switch to ON to turn the camera on. • To turn the camera off, set it to OFF. Verify that [OK] is selected on the LCD monitor, then press the center of the controller.
  • Page 26 Verify that [OK] is selected, then press the center of the controller. To cancel the date/time setting operation Press the MENU button. To set up the date/time again MENU button t 1 t [Date/Time setup]...
  • Page 27: Using The Accessories Supplied

    Using the accessories supplied This section describes how to use the shoulder strap, the eyepiece cover, and eyecup. The other accessories are described in the following pages. • Rechargeable battery pack (page 13) • Battery charger, Power cord (mains lead) (page 13) •...
  • Page 28 Using the eyepiece cover and eyecup You can prevent light from entering through the viewfinder and affecting the exposure. When the shutter is released without the use of the viewfinder in viewfinder mode, as in shooting with the self-timer, attach the eyepiece cover.
  • Page 29: Checking The Number Of Recordable Images

    The table shows the approximate number of images that can be recorded on a memory card formatted with this camera. The values are defined using Sony standard memory cards for testing. The values may vary depending on the shooting conditions.
  • Page 30 DSLR-A500 Capacity Size Standard Fine RAW & JPEG SD memory card DSLR-A550 Capacity Size Standard Fine RAW & JPEG DSLR-A500 Capacity Size Standard Fine RAW & JPEG * When [Aspect ratio] is set to [16:9], you can record more images than the numbers shown in the table above.
  • Page 31 The number of images that can be recorded using a battery pack The approximate number of images that can be recorded is as follows when you use the camera with the battery pack (supplied) at full capacity. Note that the actual numbers may be less than those indicated depending on the conditions of use.
  • Page 32: Cleaning

    Cleaning Cleaning the camera • Do not touch the inside of the camera, such as lens contacts, or the mirror. Since dust on the mirror or around the mirror may affect the autofocus system, blow away dust using a commercially available blower*. For details on cleaning the image sensor, see the next page.
  • Page 33: Cleaning The Image Sensor

    Cleaning the image sensor If dust or debris enters the camera and lands on the image sensor (the part that acts as the film), it may appear on the photo image, depending on the shooting environment. If there is dust on the image sensor, use a commercially available blower and clean the image sensor following the steps below.
  • Page 34 Use the blower to clean the image sensor surface and the surrounding area. • Do not touch the image sensor with the tip of the blower. Complete the cleaning quickly. • Hold the camera’s face downward to prevent the dust from resettling in the camera.
  • Page 35: Before Your Operation

    Before your operation Identifying parts and screen indicators See the pages in parentheses for details of operation. Front side Shutter button (50) Power switch (25) Control dial (64) Self-timer lamp (109) Remote sensor Lens contacts* Mirror* Mount Built-in flash* (88) Mode dial (50 –...
  • Page 36: Rear Side

    Rear side Diopter-adjustment dial (72) Viewfinder* (71) Eyepiece sensors (71, 136) MENU button (45) DISP (Display) button (40, 73, 115) LCD monitor (41, 115, 120) • You can adjust the angle of the LCD monitor to meet various shooting situations. Light sensor (135) (Playback) button (115) (Delete) button (123)
  • Page 37 Controller (v/V/b/B) (43) Controller (Enter) (43)/AF button (83) * Do not directly touch these parts.
  • Page 38: Top

    Accessory shoe (91) LIVE VIEW/OVF switch (71, MF CHECK LV (Manual focus check Live View) button (85) Image sensor position mark (81) ISO button (103) (Drive) button (108) D-RANGE (Dynamic range) button (98)
  • Page 39: Sides/bottom

    Sides/Bottom HDMI terminal (125) (USB) terminal (141, 154) REMOTE terminal • When connecting the RM- S1AM/RM-L1AM Remote Commander (sold separately) to the camera, insert the plug of the Remote Commander in the REMOTE terminal, aligning the guide of the plug on the guide of the REMOTE terminal.
  • Page 40: Switching The Recording Information Display (disp)

    Switching the recording information display (DISP) Each time you press the DISP button, the screen changes as follows in Live View mode. For the indicators in viewfinder mode, see page 74. Graphic Display Recording information on DISP button Histogram on Recording information off Histogram (page 94)
  • Page 41: Lcd Monitor

    LCD monitor The Graphic Display graphically shows the shutter speed and aperture value and clearly illustrates how the exposure works. Graphic Display Display Indication P A S M Mode dial (50 – 70) Image quality (129) Overheating warning (170) Image size (128)/Aspect ratio (128) Memory card (22) Remaining number of...
  • Page 42 Display Indication Drive mode (108) • is only for the DSLR-A550. Flash mode (88)/Red-eye reduction (90) Focus mode (82) AF area (83) Face Detection (52) Smile Shutter (113) Smile Detection Sensitivity indicator (113) Display Indication ISO sensitivity (103) Metering (97) +2.0 Flash compensation (95) White balance (Auto,...
  • Page 43: Selecting A Function/setting

    Selecting a function/setting You can select a function for shooting or playback with the one of buttons, such as the Fn (Function) button, or the MENU button. When you start an operation, an operation guide of controller functions will be displayed at the bottom of the screen.
  • Page 44: Selecting A Function With The Fn (function) Button

    Selecting a function with the Fn (Function) button This button is used for setting up or executing functions used frequently in shooting. Press the Fn button. Select the desired item with v/V/ b/B on the controller, then press the center z to execute. The setup screen appears.
  • Page 45: The Functions Selected By The Fn (function) Button

    The functions selected by the Fn (Function) button Drive mode (108) Flash mode (88) Autofocus mode (82) AF area (83) Face Detection (52) Smile Shutter (113) The functions selected by the MENU button You can set up the basic settings for the camera as a whole or execute functions such as shooting, playback, or other operations.
  • Page 46 Playback menu Delete (123) Format (131) Slide show (118) Protect (122) Specify Printing (152) PlaybackDisplay (115) Setup menu LCD brightness (135) Date/Time setup (25) Power Save (LV) (134) Power Save (OVF) (134) CTRL FOR HDMI (127) Language (134) Help Guide disp. (134) Cleaning mode (33) Pixel mapping (163) Version (137)
  • Page 47: Shooting Images

    Shooting images Shooting an image without camera shake “Camera shake” refers to unwanted movement of the camera that occurs after the shutter button has been pressed, resulting in a blurred image. To reduce camera shake, follow the instructions below. Correct posture Stabilize your upper body and take a position that keeps the camera from moving.
  • Page 48: Using The Steadyshot Function

    Point Lightly tuck your elbows against your body. When shooting in a kneeling position, steady your upper body by placing your elbow on your knee. Camera shake warning indicator Due to potential camera shake, the (Camera shake warning) indicator flashes. In this case, use a tripod or the flash.
  • Page 49: Using A Tripod

    Note • The SteadyShot function may not work optimally when the power has just been turned on or when the shutter button has been pressed all the way down without stopping halfway. Using a tripod In the following cases, we recommend that you mount the camera on a tripod.
  • Page 50: Shooting With The Automatic Setting

    Shooting with the automatic setting The “AUTO” mode allows you to easily shoot any subject under any conditions because the camera makes appropriate judgments on the situation to adjust the settings. Select when shooting in a location where the use of a flash is restricted. When you turn the mode dial, the explanation of the selected mode and methods of shooting are displayed on the screen (Help Guide disp.).
  • Page 51 Press the shutter button halfway down to focus. When the focus is confirmed, z or (Focus indicator) lights up (page 80). • Waiting until the (SteadyShot scale) indicator is low makes the SteadyShot function more effective. Press the shutter button fully down to shoot.
  • Page 52: Using The Face Detection Function

    Using the Face Detection function The camera detects faces, adjusts the focus, exposure, performs image processing, and adjusts flash settings. The Face Detection function is set to [On] in the default setting. The Face Detection frame When the camera detects faces, white Face Detection frames appear.
  • Page 53 • The camera may not detect any faces, or may detect some other object, depending on the shooting conditions.
  • Page 54: Shooting With A Suitable Setting For The Subject (scene Selection)

    Shooting with a suitable setting for the subject (Scene Selection) Selecting an appropriate mode for the subject or the shooting conditions allows you to shoot the image with a suitable setting for the subject. When you turn the mode dial, the explanation of the selected mode and methods of shooting are displayed on the screen (Help Guide disp.).
  • Page 55: Taking Portrait Photos

    Taking portrait photos This mode is suitable for Blurring away backgrounds and sharpening the subject. Expressing skin tones softly. Set the mode dial to Shooting techniques • To blur the background more, set the lens to the telephoto position. • You can shoot a vivid image by focusing on the eye that is closer to the lens.
  • Page 56: Taking Landscape Photos

    Taking landscape photos This mode is suitable for Shooting the entire range of scenery in sharp focus with vivid colors. Set the mode dial to Shooting technique • To accentuate the openness of the scenery, set the lens to wide angle. (Landscape).
  • Page 57: Taking Small-subject Photos

    Taking small-subject photos This mode is suitable for Shooting close subjects such as flowers, insects, dishes, or small goods. Set the mode dial to Shooting techniques • Get close to the subject and shoot at the minimum distance of the lens. •...
  • Page 58: Taking Moving-subject Photos

    Taking moving-subject photos This mode is suitable for Shooting moving subjects outdoors or in bright places. Set the mode dial to Shooting techniques • The camera shoots images continuously while the shutter button is pressed. • Press and hold the shutter button halfway down until the right moment. (Sports Action).
  • Page 59: Taking Sunset Photos

    Taking sunset photos This mode is suitable for Shooting the red of the sunset beautifully. Set the mode dial to Shooting technique • Used to shoot an image accentuating the red color compared with other modes. This is also suitable for shooting the beautiful red of the sunrise. (Sunset).
  • Page 60: Taking Night View Photos

    Taking night view photos This mode is suitable for Shooting portraits in night scenes. Shooting night scenes at a distance without losing the dark atmosphere of the surroundings. Set the mode dial to Set the flash mode to persons (page 88). Shooting techniques •...
  • Page 61: Shooting An Image The Way You Want It (exposure Mode)

    Shooting an image the way you want it (Exposure mode) With a single lens reflex camera, you can adjust the shutter speed (how long the shutter is open) and aperture (the range that is in focus: depth of field) to enjoy a variety of photographic expressions. Adjusting the shutter speed and aperture not only creates the photographic effects of movement and focus, but also determines the brightness of the image by controlling the amount of exposure (the amount of light the...
  • Page 62: Shooting With Program Auto

    Shooting with program auto This mode is suitable for Using the automatic exposure, while keeping the custom settings for ISO sensitivity, Creative Style, D-Range optimizer, etc. Set the mode dial to P. Set the shooting functions to your desired settings (pages 79 to 112).
  • Page 63: Shooting By Controlling The Blur Of The Background (aperture Priority)

    Shooting by controlling the blur of the background (Aperture priority) This mode is suitable for Putting the subject in sharp focus and blur everything in front of and beyond the subject. Opening the aperture narrows the range that is in focus.
  • Page 64 Select the aperture value (F- number) with the control dial. • Smaller F-number: The foreground and background of the subject are blurred. Larger F-number: The subject and its foreground and background are all in focus. • You cannot check the blurring of an image on the LCD monitor or in the viewfinder.
  • Page 65: Shooting A Moving Subject With Various Expressions (shutter Speed Priority)

    Shooting a moving subject with various expressions (Shutter speed priority) This mode is suitable for Shooting a moving subject at a moment in time. Use a faster shutter speed to crisply shoot an instant of the movement. Tracing the movement to express the dynamism and flow.
  • Page 66: Control Dial

    Select the shutter speed with the control dial. Adjust the focus and shoot the subject. The aperture is automatically adjusted to obtain correct exposure. • When the camera judges that the proper exposure is not obtained with the selected shutter speed, the aperture value flashes.
  • Page 67: Shooting With The Exposure Adjusted Manually (manual Exposure)

    Shooting with the exposure adjusted manually (Manual exposure) This mode is suitable for Shooting with the desired exposure setting by adjusting both the shutter speed and aperture. Set the mode dial to M. Rotate the control dial to adjust the shutter speed, and while pressing the button, rotate the control dial to adjust the aperture.
  • Page 68 Shoot the image after the exposure is set. • Check the exposure value on the EV scale. Toward +: Images become brighter. Toward –: Images become darker. The b B arrow appears if the set exposure is beyond the range of the EV scale.
  • Page 69: Shooting Trails With Long Exposure (bulb)

    Shooting trails with long exposure (BULB) This mode is suitable for Shooting trails of light, such as fireworks. Shooting trails of stars. Set the mode dial to M. Rotate the control dial to the left until [BULB] is indicated. While pressing the rotate the control dial to adjust the aperture (F-number).
  • Page 70 Press the shutter button halfway down to adjust the focus. Press and hold the shutter button for the duration of the shooting. As long as the shutter button is pressed, the shutter remains open. Shooting techniques • Use a tripod. •...
  • Page 71: Shooting With The Viewfinder (ovf)

    Shooting with the viewfinder (OVF) You can select either the LCD monitor (Live View) or the viewfinder (OVF) to shoot images. Switching to the viewfinder Set the LIVE VIEW/OVF switch to “OVF.” The screen status changes as follows: Viewfinder display When you look into the viewfinder, the subject located in the AF area comes into focus automatically (Eye-Start AF).
  • Page 72: Adjusting The Focus Of The Finder (diopter Adjustment)

    Adjusting the focus of the finder (diopter adjustment) Adjust the diopter-adjustment dial to your eyesight until the display appears clearly in the viewfinder. • Training the camera on a light allows you to adjust the diopter easily. • When the indicators do not appear clearly, even if you adjust the diopter, it is recommended that you use a dioptic adjustment attachment (sold separately).
  • Page 73: Switching The Recording Information Display (disp)

    Switching the recording information display (DISP) Press the DISP button to switch between the Graphic Display and the Standard Display. When you rotate the camera to a vertical position, the display automatically rotates to adjust to the camera position. Graphic Display Standard Display (Default setting) DISP button...
  • Page 74: Lcd Monitor (graphic Display)

    LCD monitor (Graphic Display) The Graphic Display graphically shows the shutter speed and aperture value and clearly illustrates how the exposure works. In AUTO or Scene Selection mode, only the items that can be set are displayed. See the pages in parentheses for details of operation.
  • Page 75 Display Indication 1/250 Shutter speed (65) Aperture (63) +1.0 Exposure compensation (93) AE lock (92) SteadyShot (48)
  • Page 76: Lcd Monitor (standard Display)

    LCD monitor (Standard Display) See pages in parentheses for details of operation. In AUTO or Scene Selection mode Display Indication P A S M Mode dial (50 – 70) Image quality (129) Image size (128)/Aspect ratio (128) Memory card (22) Remaining number of recordable images (29) 100% Remaining battery (18)
  • Page 77 Display Indication 1/125 Shutter speed (65) F2.8 Aperture (63) +1.0 Exposure (93) AE lock (92) SteadyShot (48)
  • Page 78: Viewfinder

    Viewfinder Display Indication AF area (83) Spot metering area (97) Shooting area for aspect ratio 16:9 (128) Display Indication Flash compensation (95) Flash charging (88) Wireless flash (91) High-speed sync* Manual focus (84) Focus Shutter speed (65) Aperture (63) EV scale (68, 111) AE lock (92) “Shooting unavailable”...
  • Page 79: Using The Shooting Function

    Using the shooting function Selecting the focus method There are two methods for adjusting the focus: autofocus and manual focus. Depending on the lens, the method for switching between the auto focus and manual focus is different. The type of lens The lens is equipped with a focus mode switch...
  • Page 80 Press the shutter button halfway down to check the focus and shoot the image. • When the focus is confirmed, the focus indicator changes to z or • The AF area where the focus has been confirmed turns green. Shooting technique •...
  • Page 81: Shooting With Your Desired Composition (focus-lock)

    To measure the exact distance to the subject mark located on the top of the camera shows the location of the image sensor*. When you measure the exact distance between the camera and the subject, refer to the position of the horizontal line.
  • Page 82: Selecting The Focus Method To Suit The Movement Of The Subject (autofocus Mode)

    Selecting the focus method to suit the movement of the subject (Autofocus mode) Fn button t (Autofocus mode) t Select the desired setting (Single-shot The camera focuses and the focus is locked when you press the shutter button halfway down. (Automatic AF) The [Autofocus mode] is switched between Single-shot AF and Continuous AF according to the movement of the subject.
  • Page 83: Selecting The Focus Area (af Area)

    Selecting the focus area (AF area) Select the desired AF area to suit the shooting conditions or your preference. The AF area where the focus has been confirmed turns green and the other AF areas disappear. • The AF area used for focusing is illuminated briefly in viewfinder mode.
  • Page 84: Adjusting The Focus Manually (manual Focus)

    Adjusting the focus manually (Manual focus) When it is difficult to get the proper focus in autofocus mode, you can adjust the focus manually. Set the focus mode switch on the lens to MF. When the lens is not equipped with the focus mode switch, set the focus mode switch on the camera to MF.
  • Page 85: Checking The Focus By Enlarging The Image (manual Focus Check)

    Checking the focus by enlarging the image (Manual focus check) You can check the focus by enlarging the image before shooting using the image sensor used for recording. Press the MF CHECK LV button. The mirror slides up and the image is displayed on the LCD monitor in the 100- percent field of view.
  • Page 86 Confirm and adjust the focus. • You can adjust the focus manually in manual focus check mode. • If you press the AF button in autofocus mode, the autofocus is activated. The mirror slides down in autofocus mode and the display is interrupted. •...
  • Page 87: Zooming In In One Step

    Zooming in in one step You can zoom in to the center of an image using the smart teleconverter (Digital zoom) and record the image. Set the LIVE VIEW/OVF switch to “LIVE VIEW.” Press the button. • Each time you press the zoom scaling changes as follows: Approx.
  • Page 88: Using The Flash

    Using the flash In a dark location, using the flash allows you to shoot the subject brightly, and it also helps to prevent camera shake. When shooting into the sun, you can use the flash to shoot a bright image of the backlit subject. Fn button t (Flash mode) t Select the desired setting Press the...
  • Page 89 (Flash Off) Does not fire even the built-in flash pops up. (Autoflash) Fires if it is dark or against light. (Fill-flash) Fires every time you trigger the shutter. (Slow sync.) Fires every time you trigger the shutter. Slow sync shooting allows you to shoot a clear image of both the subject and the background by slowing the shutter speed.
  • Page 90 The flash range The range of the built-in flash depends on the ISO sensitivity and aperture value. Refer to the following table. Aperture F2.8 1 – 6 m (3.3 – 20 setting feet) 1.4 – 8.6 m (4.6 – 28 feet) 2 –...
  • Page 91: Performing Wireless Flash Shooting

    Performing wireless flash shooting With a flash that has a wireless shooting function (sold separately), you can shoot with the flash without a cord, even when the flash is not attached to the camera. By changing the position of the flash, you can shoot an image with a three dimensional feel by highlighting the contrast of light and shadow on the subject.
  • Page 92: Adjusting The Brightness Of The Image (exposure, Flash Compensation, Metering)

    Adjusting the brightness of the image (Exposure, Flash compensation, Metering) Shooting with fixed brightness (AE Lock) When shooting into the sun or by a window, the exposure may not be appropriate for the subject because of the big difference in lighting between the subject and the background.
  • Page 93: Using Brightness Compensation For The Entire Image (exposure Compensation)

    Press the AEL button to lock the exposure. (AE lock mark) appears. While pressing the AEL button, focus on the subject, and shoot the subject. • If you continue to shoot with the same exposure value, press and hold the AEL button after the shooting.
  • Page 94 Press the button. • The exposure compensation screen is displayed in the viewfinder mode. Adjust the exposure with the control dial. Toward + (over): Brightens an image. Toward – (under): Darkens an image. Adjust the focus and shoot the subject. Shooting techniques •...
  • Page 95: Adjusting The Amount Of Flash Light (flash Compensation)

    The exposure compensation will change the histogram accordingly. The right illustration is an example. Shooting with the exposure compensation on the positive side brightens the whole picture, making the entire histogram shift to the bright side (right side). If the exposure compensation is applied on the negative side, the histogram will shift to the other side.
  • Page 96: Selecting The Flash Control Mode To Set The Amount Of Flash Light (flash Control)

    • If you have adjusted the flash level, flash is pulled up. When you adjust it, be careful not to forget to reset the value. • The higher flash effect may not be visible due to the limited amount of flash light, if the subject is outside the maximum range of the flash.
  • Page 97: Selecting The Method For Measuring The Brightness Of A Subject (metering Mode)

    – A filter with an exposure factor, such as an ND filter, is used. – A close-up lens is used. • ADI flash is only available in combination with a lens that is provided with a distance encoder. To determine if the lens is equipped with a distance encoder, refer to the operating instructions supplied with the lens.
  • Page 98: Compensating For The Brightness And Contrast Automatically (d-range)

    Compensating for the brightness and contrast automatically (D-Range) D-RANGE button t Select the desired setting (Off) Does not use the DRO/Auto HDR functions. (DRO) By dividing the image into small areas, the camera analyses the contrast of light and shadow between the subject and the background, producing the image with the optimal brightness and gradation.
  • Page 99: Compensating Automatically With Rich Gradation (auto High Dynamic Range)

    Notes • The setting is fixed to selected in Scene Selection. The setting is fixed to selected in Scene Selection. • When shooting with the D-Range optimizer, the image may be noisy. Select the proper level by checking the recorded image, especially when you enhance the effect.
  • Page 100 • You cannot select [Auto HDR] during Smile Shutter. If you turn on the Smile Shutter function with [Auto HDR] selected, the camera will temporarily use with the DRO setting. • You may not obtain a desired effect depending on the luminance difference of a subject and the shooting conditions.
  • Page 101: Image Processing

    Image processing Selecting your desired image processing (Creative Style) Fn button t setting When you want to adjust (Sharpness), select the desired item with b/B, then adjust the value with v/V. (Standard) For shooting various scenes with rich gradation and beautiful colors.
  • Page 102: Changing The Range Of Color Reproduction (color Space)

    MENU button t setting sRGB This is the standard color space of the digital camera. Use sRGB in normal shooting, such as when you intend to print out the images without any modification. AdobeRGB This has a wide range of color reproduction. When a large part of the subject is vivid green or red, Adobe RGB is effective.
  • Page 103: Setting Iso

    Setting ISO Sensitivity to light is expressed by the ISO number (recommended exposure index). The larger the number, the higher the sensitivity. Press the ISO button to display the ISO screen. Select the desired value with v/V on the controller. •...
  • Page 104: Adjusting The Color Tones (white Balance)

    Adjusting the color tones (White balance) The color tone of the subject changes depending on the characteristics of the light source. The table below shows how the color tone changes based on various light sources, compared with a subject that appears white under the sunlight.
  • Page 105: Setting The Color Temperature And A Filter Effect (color Temperature/color Filter)

    AWB (Auto WB) The camera automatically detects a light source and adjusts the color tones. (Daylight) If you select an option to suit a specific light source, the color tones are adjusted for the light source (preset white balance). (Shade) (Cloudy) (Incandescent) (Fluorescent)
  • Page 106: Registering The Color Tones (custom White Balance)

    5500K* Sets the white balance by the color temperature. The higher (ColorTemperature) the number, the more reddish the image and the lower the number, the more bluish the image. (Color filter) Achieves the effect of CC (Color Compensation) filters for photography.
  • Page 107 Note • The message “Custom WB error” indicates that the value is beyond the expected range. (When the flash is used on a subject in close proximity or a subject with a bright color is in the frame.) If you register this value, the on the recording information display on the LCD monitor.
  • Page 108: Selecting The Drive Mode

    Selecting the drive mode This camera has seven drive modes, such as single-shot advanced, and continuous advanced. Use them to suit your purpose. Shooting single shot This mode is for normal shooting. button t Note • When the exposure mode is set to shoot single shot.
  • Page 109: Using The Self-timer

    The maximum number of continuous shots The number of continuous shooting images obtainable has an upper limit. DSLR-A550 Fine 32 images Standard 116 images RAW & JPEG 7 images 14 images To shoot continuously at higher speeds (DSLR-A550 only) The camera shoots continuously at a maximum of seven images per second. The exposure and focus are set at the first shot.
  • Page 110: Shooting Images With The Exposure Shifted (exposure Bracket)

    Note • When you shoot images using the viewfinder, use the eyepiece cover (page 28). Shooting images with the exposure shifted (Exposure bracket) Base exposure Bracket shooting allows you to shoot several images, each with different degrees of exposure. Specify the value of deviation (steps) from the base exposure, and the camera shoots three images while automatically shifting the exposure.
  • Page 111: Shooting With White Balance Shifted (wb Bracket)

    The EV scale in bracket shooting Ambient light* bracket 0.3 steps, three shots Exposure compensation 0 LCD monitor (Live View mode) LCD monitor (Viewfinder mode/ Standard Display) Shown in the top row. Viewfinder * Ambient light: Any light other than the flash light that shines on the scene for an extended period of time, such as natural light, a light bulb, or a fluorescent light.
  • Page 112: Shooting With The Wireless Remote Commander

    Shooting with the Wireless Remote Commander You can shoot using the SHUTTER and 2SEC (the shutter is released after 2 seconds) buttons on the RMT-DSLR1 Wireless Remote Commander (sold separately). Also, refer to the operating instructions supplied with the Wireless Remote Commander. button t Focus on the subject, point the transmitter of the Wireless Remote Commander to the remote sensor, and shoot the...
  • Page 113: Capturing Smiling Faces (smile Shutter)

    Capturing smiling faces (Smile Shutter) When the camera detects a smile, the shutter is released automatically. Fn button t (Smile Shutter) t [On] t Select the desired Smile Detection Sensitivity mode • When the Smile Shutter is activated, the Smile Detection Sensitivity indicator appears on the LCD monitor.
  • Page 114 • Try to orient the face in front of the camera and keep it as level as possible. • Hold a clear smile with an open mouth. The smile is easier to detect when the teeth are showing. • If you press the shutter button while the Smile Shutter function is activated, the camera shoots the image, and then returns to Smile Shutter.
  • Page 115: Using The Viewing Function

    Using the viewing function Playing back images The last recorded image is displayed on the LCD monitor. Press the Select an image with b/B on the controller. To return to the shooting mode Press the button again. To switch the recording data display Press the DISP button.
  • Page 116: Rotating An Image

    Rotating an image Display the image you want to rotate, then press the Press the center of the controller. The image is rotated counter-clockwise. When you want to do another rotation, repeat step 2. • Once you rotate the image, the image is played back in the rotated position, even if you turn off the power.
  • Page 117: Switching To The Display Of The Image List

    Zoom the image in or out with the button or button. • Rotating the control dial switches the image at the same display magnification. When you shoot multiple images with the same composition, you can compare their focus conditions. Select the portion you want to enlarge with v/V/b/B on the controller.
  • Page 118 Press the DISP button repeatedly to select the desired screen format. • The screen changes in the following order: 9 images t 4 images To return to the single-image screen Press the button or the center of the controller when you select the desired image.
  • Page 119 To play back repeatedly MENU button t 1 t [Slide show] t [Repeat] t [On]...
  • Page 120: Checking The Information Of Recorded Images

    Checking the information of recorded images Each time you press the DISP button, the information display changes (page 115). Basic information display Display Indication Memory card (22) 100-0003 Folder - file number (145) Protect (122) DPOF3 DPOF set (152) Image quality (129) Image size (128)/Aspect ratio (128) Remaining battery...
  • Page 121: Histogram Display

    Histogram display Display Indication Memory card (22) 100-0003 Folder - file number (145) Protect (122) DPOF3 DPOF set (152) Image quality (129) Image size (128)/Aspect ratio (128) Remaining battery warning (18) Display Indication Histogram* (94) P A S M Mode dial (50 – 70) 1/125 Shutter speed (65) F3.5...
  • Page 122: Protecting Images (protect)

    Protecting images (Protect) You can protect images against accidental erasure. Protecting selected images/canceling the protection of the selected images MENU button t Select the image you want to protect with b/B on the controller, then press the center of the controller. mark appears on the selected image.
  • Page 123: Deleting Images (delete)

    Deleting images (Delete) Once you have deleted an image, you cannot restore it. Check whether to delete the image or not beforehand. Note • Protected images cannot be deleted. Deleting the image that is currently displayed Display the image you want to delete and press the Select [Delete] with v, then press the center of the controller.
  • Page 124 Deleting all the images in the folder Press the button. Select the folder bar with b on the controller. Press the center of the controller, then select the folder you want to delete with v/V. Press the button. Select [Delete] with v, then press the center of the controller. Deleting all the images all at once MENU button t Note...
  • Page 125: Viewing Images On A Tv Screen

    Viewing images on a TV screen To view images recorded on the camera on a TV set, an HDMI cable (sold separately) and an HD TV equipped with an HDMI connector are required. Turn off both your camera and the TV, and connect the camera to the Turn on the TV and switch the input.
  • Page 126 • By connecting your camera to Sony’s VIDEO-A compatible TV using an HDMI cable, the TV automatically selects the appropriate image quality for viewing still pictures. Please refer to the operating instructions of Sony’s VIDEO-A compatible TV for more details.
  • Page 127 PAL-N system Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay SECAM system Bulgaria, France, Guiana, Iran, Iraq, Monaco, Russia, Ukraine, etc. Using “BRAVIA” Sync By connecting the camera to a TV that supports “BRAVIA” Sync using an HDMI cable, you can operate the camera with the TV Remote Control. Connect a TV that supports “BRAVIA”...
  • Page 128: Changing Your Setup

    Setting image size and image quality Image size MENU button t [Aspect ratio]: [3:2] DSLR-A550 L:14M 4592 × 3056 pixels M:7.4M 3344 × 2224 pixels S:3.5M 2288 × 1520 pixels DSLR-A500 L:12M 4272 × 2848 pixels M:6.4M 3104 × 2072 pixels S:3.0M 2128 ×...
  • Page 129 A normal ratio. 16:9 An HDTV ratio. Quality MENU button t 1 t [Quality] t Select the desired setting (RAW) File format: RAW (Records using the RAW compression format.) This format does not perform any digital processing on the images. Select this format to process images on a computer for professional purposes.
  • Page 130: Setting The Method For Recording On A Memory Card

    Setting the method for recording on a memory card Selecting the method for assigning file numbers to images MENU button t setting Series The camera does not reset numbers and assigns numbers to files in sequence until the number reaches “9999.” Reset The camera resets numbers in the following cases and assigns numbers to files from “0001.”...
  • Page 131: Creating A New Folder

    Creating a new folder You can create a folder in a memory card for recording images. A new folder is created with a number incremented one higher than the largest number currently used, and the folder becomes the current recording folder.
  • Page 132: Changing The Noise Reduction Setting

    Changing the noise reduction setting Disabling the noise reduction during long exposure shootings When you set the shutter speed to a second or longer (Long exposure shooting), noise reduction is turned on for the same duration that the shutter is open. This is to reduce the grainy noise typical in a long exposure.
  • Page 133: Changing The Function Of The Ael Button

    Changing the function of the AEL button Changing the operation of the AEL button The function of the AEL button can be selected from the following two functions: – Holding the locked exposure value by pressing the AEL button while the button is held down ([AEL hold]).
  • Page 134: Changing Other Settings

    Changing other settings Setting the sound on/off Selects the sound produced when the shutter is locked, during self-timer countdown, etc. MENU button t setting Removing the Help Guide from the screen You can turn off the Help Guide that is displayed when you operate the camera.
  • Page 135: Setting The Lcd Monitor

    Setting the LCD monitor Setting the brightness of the LCD monitor manually The brightness of the LCD monitor is automatically adjusted to the surrounding lighting conditions using the light sensor (page 36). You can set the brightness of the LCD monitor manually. MENU button t 1 t [LCD brightness] t [Manual] t Select the desired setting...
  • Page 136 Keeping the LCD monitor tuned on while looking into the viewfinder When the LIVE VIEW/OVF switch is set to “OVF,” looking into the viewfinder turns off the LCD monitor. In the default setting, while looking into the viewfinder, the LCD monitor is turned off to prevent the battery pack from wearing down.
  • Page 137: Confirming The Version Of The Camera

    Confirming the version of the camera Displaying the version Displays the version of your camera. Confirm the version when a firmware update is released. MENU button t 3 t [Version] Note • An update can be performed only when the battery level is battery icons) or more.
  • Page 138: Resetting To The Default

    Resetting to the default You can reset the main functions of the camera. MENU button t The items to be reset are as follows. Items Exposure compensation (93) Recording information display (73) Playback display (115) Drive mode (108) Flash mode (88) Autofocus mode (82) AF area (83) Face Detection (52)
  • Page 139 Items SteadyShot (48) Color Space (102) Long exp.NR (132) High ISO NR (132) Custom menu Items Eye-Start AF (71) AEL button (133) Red eye reduc. (90) Auto review (135) Auto off w/ VF (136) Grid Line (136) Playback menu Items Specify Printing –...
  • Page 140: Viewing Images

    Using your computer This section describes how to copy images in a memory card to a computer connected using a USB cable. Recommended computer environment The following environment is recommended for a computer connected to the camera to import images. x Windows OS (pre-installed): Microsoft Windows XP* •...
  • Page 141 Stage 1: Connecting the camera and your computer Insert a memory card with recorded images into the camera. Select the type of memory card you want to copy images from using the memory card switch. Insert the sufficiently charged battery pack in the camera, or connect the camera to a wall outlet (wall socket) with the AC Adaptor (sold separately).
  • Page 142 Stage 2: Copying images to a computer For Windows This section describes an example of copying images to a “Documents” (For Windows XP: “My Documents”) folder. When you use the supplied “PMB” software, you can copy images easily (page 147). Click [Open folder to view files] (For Windows XP: [Open folder to view files] t [OK]) as the wizard...
  • Page 143: Viewing Images On Your Computer

    Double-click the [Documents] folder. Then, right-click on the “Documents” window to display the menu and click [Paste]. The image files are copied to the “Documents” folder. • When an image with the same file name exists in the copy destination folder, the overwrite confirmation message appears.
  • Page 144: Deleting The Usb Connection

    For Macintosh Double-click the hard disk icon t the desired image file to open the image file. Deleting the USB connection Perform each procedure for Windows or Macintosh listed below beforehand when: • Disconnecting the USB cable. • Removing the memory card. •...
  • Page 145: Image File Storage Destinations And File Names

    Image file storage destinations and file names The image files recorded with your camera are grouped as folders on the memory card. Example: viewing folders on Windows Vista AFolders containing image data recorded using this camera. (The first three digits show the folder number.) BYou can create a folder in date form (page 130).
  • Page 146 Right-click the image file, then click [Rename]. Change the file name to “DSC0ssss.” • Enter a number from 0001 to 9999 for ssss. • If the overwrite confirmation message appears, enter a different number. • An extension may be displayed depending on the computer settings.
  • Page 147: Using The Software

    Using the software To utilize images recorded with the camera, the following software is provided: • Sony Image Data Suite “Image Data Converter SR” “Image Data Lightbox SR” • Sony Picture Utility “PMB” (Picture Motion Browser) Note • “PMB” is not compatible with Macintosh computers.
  • Page 148: Installing The Software

    Select “Run Install.exe” and follow the instructions that appear on the screen to proceed with the installation. Click [Install]. • Verify that both “Sony Image Data Suite” and “Sony Picture Utility” are checked and follow the instructions on the screen. (SONYPICTUTIL)
  • Page 149 Remove the CD-ROM after the installation is complete. The following software is installed and shortcut icons appear on the desktop. • Sony Image Data Suite “Image Data Converter SR” “Image Data Lightbox SR” • Sony Picture Utility “PMB” “PMB Guide”...
  • Page 150 RAW format or save it in the general file format. • For details on “Image Data Converter SR,” refer to Help. To start Help, click [Start] t [All Programs] t [Sony Image Data Suite] t [Help] t [Image Data Converter SR Ver.3].
  • Page 151 To start “PMB Guide,” double-click the shortcut of the desktop. When starting up from the start menu, click [Start] t [All Programs] t [Sony Picture Utility] t [Help] t [PMB Guide]. Note • The confirmation message of the Information tool appears on the screen when starting “PMB”...
  • Page 152: Printing Images

    Specifying DPOF Using the camera, you can specify the images and the number of images to print before you print images at a shop or with your printer. Follow the procedure below. DPOF specifications are left with images after printing. It is recommended that you unspecify them after printing.
  • Page 153 Dating images You can date images when printing them. The position of the date (inside or outside the image, character size, etc.) depends on your printer. MENU button t 1 t [Specify Printing] t [Date imprint] t [On] Note • This function may not be provided, depending on the printer.
  • Page 154: Printing Images By Connecting The Camera To A Pictbridge Compliant Printer

    Printing images by connecting the camera to 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.
  • Page 155 Turn on your camera and the printer. The screen used for selecting images you want to print appears. Stage 2: Printing Select the image to print with b/B on the controller, then press the center of the controller. • To cancel, press the center again. Select [OK] in the menu, then press the center of the controller.
  • Page 156: Others

    Specifications Camera [System] Camera Type Digital Single Lens Reflex Camera with built-in flash and interchangeable lenses Lens All of Lenses [Image sensor] Image format DSLR-A550 23.4×15.6 mm (APS-C format) CMOS image sensor DSLR-A500 23.5×15.6 mm (APS-C format) CMOS image sensor Total pixel number of image sensor DSLR-A550 Approx.
  • Page 157 Eye Relief Approximately 19 mm from the eyepiece, 15 mm from the eyepiece frame at –1 m –1 Dioptor Adjustment –2.5 to +1.0 m –1 [Exposure control] Metering Cell Metering method 40-segment honeycomb- pattern, the exclusive image sensor for Live View in Live View mode Metering Range 2 to 20 EV (4 to 20 EV...
  • Page 158: Rechargeable Battery Pack

    Dimensions Approx. 137 × 104 × 84 mm (5 1/2 × 4 1/8 × 3 3/8 inches) (W/H/D, excluding protrusions) DSLR-A550 Mass Approx. 599 g (1 lb 5.1 oz) (without batteries, memory card and body accessories) DSLR-A500 Approx. 597 g (1 lb 5.1 oz) (without batteries, memory card and body accessories) Operating temperature...
  • Page 159 Trademarks • is a trademark of Sony Corporation. • “Memory Stick,” , “Memory Stick PRO,” “Memory Stick Duo,” , “Memory Stick PRO Duo,”...
  • Page 160: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting If you experience trouble with your camera, try the following solutions. Check the items on pages 160 to 168. Consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. Check the following items. Remove the battery pack, and insert the battery pack again after about one minute, and turn on the power.
  • Page 161 The power turns off suddenly. • If you do not operate the camera for given period of time, the camera turns to power saving mode and nearly shuts down. To cancel the power save, operate the camera, such as pressing the shutter button halfway down (page 134).
  • Page 162 • The shutter cannot be released when the subject is out of focus. • The lens is not attached properly. Attach the lens properly (page 20). • When an astronomical telescope, etc., is attached to the camera, set the exposure mode to M and do your shooting. •...
  • Page 163 The date and time are recorded incorrectly. • Set the correct date and time (page 25). The aperture value and/or shutter speed flashes when you press the shutter button halfway down. • Since the subject is too bright or too dark, it is beyond the available range of the camera.
  • Page 164 The EV scale b B is flashing on the LCD monitor or in the viewfinder. • The subject is too bright or too dark for the metering range of the camera. The color of an image recorded in Live View mode is strange. •...
  • Page 165 Your computer does not recognize your camera. • Check that the camera is turned on. • When the battery level is low, install the charged battery pack (page 13), or use the AC Adaptor (sold separately). • Use the USB cable (supplied) (page 141). •...
  • Page 166 You have formatted a memory card by mistake. • All the data on the memory card is deleted by formatting. You cannot restore it. “Memory Stick PRO Duo” media are not recognized by a computer with a “Memory Stick” media slot. •...
  • Page 167 • When you print images at a shop, images can be printed with the date if you ask them to do so. PictBridge compliant printer For details, refer to the operating instructions supplied with the printer or consult with the manufacturer of the printer. A connection cannot be established.
  • Page 168 Adaptor (sold separately) is used, disconnect the power cord. If the camera is hot, allow it to cool down before trying this corrective procedure. If the camera does not work after doing these solutions, consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility.
  • Page 169: Warning Messages

    Warning messages If the following messages appear, follow the instructions below. Incompatible battery. Use correct model. • An incompatible battery pack is being used (page 18). Set date and time? • Set the date and time. If you have not used the camera for a long time, charge the internal rechargeable battery (pages 25, 172).
  • Page 170 Camera error System error • Turn the power off, remove the battery pack, then re-insert it. If the message appears frequently, consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility.
  • Page 171 Unable to magnify. Unable to rotate image. • Images recorded with other cameras may not be enlarged or rotated. No images changed • You attempted to protect images or specified DPOF without specifying images. Cannot create more folders. • The folder with a name beginning with “999”...
  • Page 172: Precautions

    Precautions Do not use/store the camera in the following places • In an extremely hot, dry or humid place In places such as in a car parked in the sun, the camera body may become deformed and this may cause a malfunction. •...
  • Page 173 Consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. Charging method of the internal rechargeable battery Insert a charged battery pack in the...
  • Page 174: Index

    Index Numerics 40-segment honeycomb pattern metering...157 Adobe RGB ...102 AE Lock...92 AEL button ...133 AF area ...83 AF illuminator ...90 Ambient light...111 Amount of exposure ...61 Anti-dust function...33 Aperture ...61, 63 Aperture priority ...63 Aspect ratio...128 Audio signals ...134 Auto HDR...99 Auto off w/ VF ...136 Auto review ...135 Autoflash ...88...
  • Page 175 EV scale ... 68, 93, 111 Exposure ... 61 Exposure compensation ... 93 Exposure mode ... 61 Eyecup ... 28 Eyepiece cover ... 28 Eyepiece sensors ... 71, 136 Eye-Start AF ... 71 Face Detection ... 52 File number ... 130 Fill-flash...
  • Page 176 Multi segment ...97 New folder ...131 Night Port./View...60 Noise reduction...132 Number of recordable images ...29, 31 OVF ...71 PictBridge ...154 Pixel mapping ...163 PlaybackDisplay ...115 PMB...151 Portrait ...55 Power Save ...134 Preset white balance ...104 Pressing halfway down...51 Print ...152, 154 Program auto ...62 Protect...122 Quality ...129...
  • Page 177 Viewing image ... 115 Viewing images on a TV screen ... 125 White balance ... 104 White balance bracket... 111 Wireless flash... 91 Wireless Remote Commander ... 112 Zoom ... 87...

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