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Sony CD MAVICA MVC-CD300 Operating Instructions Manual

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3-067-951-11(1)
Digital Still Camera

Operating Instructions

Before operating the unit, please read this manual thoroughly, and retain it
for future reference.
Owner's Record
The model and serial numbers are located on the bottom. Record the serial
number in the space provided below. Refer to these numbers whenever you
call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product.
Model No. ________________________
Serial No. ________________________
MVC-CD300
MVC-CD200/CD300
©2001 Sony Corporation

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  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    Owner’s Record The model and serial numbers are located on the bottom. Record the serial number in the space provided below. Refer to these numbers whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product. Model No. ________________________ Serial No. ________________________...
  • Page 2 Refer servicing to qualified personnel only. If you have any questions about this product, you may call: Sony Customer Information Center 1-800-222-SONY (7669) The number below is for the FCC related matters only. Regulatory Information...
  • Page 3 In some areas the disposal of lithium ion batteries in household or business trash may be prohibited. For the Sony Service Center nearest you call 1-800-222-SONY (United States only) For the Sony Factory Service Center nearest you call 416-499-SONY (Canada only)
  • Page 4: The Camera

    Be sure to read the following before using your camera Operating instructions Before operating the unit, please read this manual thoroughly, and retain it for future reference. The instructions in this manual are for the two models: MVC-CD200, MVC-CD300. The MVC-CD300 is the model used for illustration purposes.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents Introduction ... 6 Getting started Identifying the parts ... 7 Preparing the power supply ... 9 Setting the date and time ... 14 Inserting a disc ... 16 Basic operations B Recording Initializing a disc (INITIALIZE) ... 18 Recording still images ...
  • Page 6: Introduction

    Introduction Captures images with your computer You can easily copy images onto your computer through a CD-ROM drive, CD-R drive, CD-RW drive, or the USB cable and view and modify images on your computer using application software. When using a CD-ROM drive to view images on your computer, the finalization is required (page 32).
  • Page 7: Getting Started

    The lens for this camera uses the MTF* measurement system for cameras developed jointly by Carl Zeiss, in Germany, and Sony Corporation, and offers the same quality as other Carl Zeiss lenses. MTF is an abbreviation of Modulation...
  • Page 8 A Mode dial (45) B POWER switch (14) (Exposure) button (67) /CHG (Charge) lamp (10, 25) E FOCUS button (66) F Photocell window for LCD screen The LCD screen becomes brighter when exposed to sunlight. G LCD screen H Disc window I DISPLAY/LCD BACK LIGHT ON/ OFF button (23) J ACCESS lamp (20)
  • Page 9: Preparing The Power Supply

    “InfoLITHIUM” is a lithium ion battery pack which can exchange information such as battery consumption with compatible video equipment. “InfoLITHIUM” M series battery packs have mark. “InfoLITHIUM” is a trademark of Sony Corporation. mark facing toward the battery compartment Battery eject lever...
  • Page 10: Charging The Battery Pack

    Charging the battery pack When the camera is turned on, you cannot charge the battery pack. Be sure to turn off the power of the camera. AC-L10A/L10B/L10C AC power adaptor Power cord (mains lead) to a wall outlet (mains) Insert the battery pack into your camera. Open the DC IN cover and connect the AC power adaptor to the DC IN jack of your camera with the Connect the power cord (mains lead) to the AC power adaptor and...
  • Page 11 NP-FM50 (supplied) battery pack When you record images in an extremely cold location or using the LCD backlight, the operating time becomes short. When using the camera in an extremely cold location, place the battery pack in your pocket or other places to keep it warm, then insert the battery pack into the camera just before recording.
  • Page 12 Notes • The battery life and number of images will be decreased when using at low temperature, using the flash, turning the power on/off frequently, or using the zoom. • The numbers of images shown on tables above are as a guide. The numbers may be smaller depending on conditions.
  • Page 13 Connect the power cord (mains lead) to the AC power adaptor and then to a wall outlet (mains). Using a car battery Use a Sony DC adaptor/charger. Using your camera abroad For details, see page 90. When using the AC power adaptor Be sure to use it near the wall outlet (mains).
  • Page 14: Setting The Date And Time

    Setting the date and time When you first use your camera, set the date and time. If these are not set, the CLOCK SET screen appears whenever you turn on your camera. Set the mode dial to Push the POWER switch in the arrow direction to turn on the power.
  • Page 15 Set the numeric value with control button, then press the center enter it. After entering the number, item. If you selected [D/M/Y] in step time on a 24-hour cycle. Select [OK] with then press the center moment to begin clock movement. The date and time are entered.
  • Page 16: Inserting A Disc

    Inserting a disc You can use only the 8 cm CD-Rs or 8 cm CD-RWs that have these marks. Disc cover OPEN lever Lock tab While sliding the lock tab to the left, slide down the disc cover OPEN lever. Open the disc cover by your hand after the cover is unlocked.
  • Page 17: Removing The Disc

    Removing the disc While sliding the lock tab to the left, slide down the disc cover OPEN lever, and open the disc cover after the cover is unlocked. Then, remove the disc as illustrated below. Notes • Before removing the disc, be sure to check that the disc is not rotating. •...
  • Page 18: Basic Operations

    Basic operations Initializing a disc (INITIALIZE) When you use a new disc or the disc which was finalized with other equipment than this camera (page 32), you have to initialize the disc. Before initializing the disc, push the POWER switch in the arrow direction to turn on the power and insert the disc.
  • Page 19 What is initialization? The initialization is required to record images on a disc. In case that you have executed the finalization (page 32) using the camera to view images on a CD-ROM drive, the initialization is automatically executed. You can continuously record images.
  • Page 20: Recording Still Images

    Recording still images Still images are recorded in JPEG format. Before recording still images, push the POWER switch in the arrow direction to turn on the power and insert a disc. ACCESS lamp Set the mode dial to Press and hold the shutter button halfway down. The beeps sound.
  • Page 21 Press the shutter button fully down. The shutter clicks. “RECORDING” appears on the LCD screen, and the image will be recorded on the disc. When “RECORDING” disappears from the LCD screen, you can start the next recording. For the number of images you can record on a disc See page 54.
  • Page 22 Checking the last recorded image ( You can check the last recorded image by clearing the menu from the screen (page 46) and pressing To return to the normal recording mode: press the shutter button lightly, or press ) again. To delete the image: 1.
  • Page 23: Digital Zoom Function

    Digital zoom function This camera has a digital zoom function. Digital zoom enlarges the image by digital processing, and it starts to function when the zoom exceeds 3 . The T-side of the bar shows the digital zooming zone. Using digital zoom •...
  • Page 24 Using the self-timer When you use the self-timer function, the subject is recorded about 10 seconds after you press the shutter button. Self-timer lamp Shutter button Clear the menu (page 46), then press V ( timer) indicator appears on the LCD screen, and the subject is recorded about 10 seconds after you press the shutter button.
  • Page 25 Notes • When [ISO] is set to [AUTO] in the menu settings (page 49), the recommended shooting distance is 0.3 to 2.5 m (11 7/8 inches to 8 1/3 feet) (MVC-CD200) or 0.3 to 3.0 m (11 7/8 inches to 9 feet 10 1/8 inches) (MVC-CD300). When it is not set to [AUTO], the flash may be ineffective even if the flash level is changed.
  • Page 26: Recording Moving Images

    Recording moving images Moving images with audio are recorded in MPEG format. Before recording moving images, push the POWER switch in the arrow direction to turn on the power and insert a disc. 6, 7 Set the mode dial to SET UP. The setup screen appears.
  • Page 27 Set the mode dial to The preparation for recording a moving image is complete. Press the shutter button fully down. “REC” appears on the LCD screen and the image and sound are recorded on the disc. Press the shutter button fully down again to stop recording. The recording automatically stops in the following time even if you do not press the shutter button again.
  • Page 28: B Playback

    Playing back still images ACCESS lamp Set the mode dial to The ACCESS lamp lights and the last recorded image (still or moving) appears on the LCD screen. Select the desired still image with the control button. : To display the preceding image. : To display the next image.
  • Page 29: Playing Back Moving Images

    Playing back moving images ACCESS lamp Set the mode dial to The ACCESS lamp lights and the last recorded image (still or moving) appears on the LCD screen. Select the desired moving image with on the control button. Moving images are displayed one size smaller than still images except when you shot at the 320 (HQ) (page 53) size.
  • Page 30 Adjusting the volume Press on the control button to adjust the volume. The indicators on the LCD screen during moving image playback Press DISPLAY/LCD BACK LIGHT ON/OFF to turn on/off the indicators on the LCD screen. See page 107 for a detailed description of the indicators. v/V on the control button...
  • Page 31: Preparation For Viewing Images Using A Computer

    Release the third tab and the disc will be held firmly in place. Printed side of the disc (The other side is recordable side.) Printed side of the adaptor (SONY is printed on this side and the other side is the luster side.)
  • Page 32: What Is Finalization

    Check that the disc is set correctly in the grooves of the adaptor, that all the tabs are even with the surface of the adaptor, and that the disc is not protrude from the adaptor. Notes • The supplied adaptor may not be used with your disc drive. For details, refer to the operating instructions of the disc drive.
  • Page 33 Executing the finalization Set the mode dial to SET UP. The setup screen appears on the LCD screen. Select [ ] (DISC TOOL) with control button, then press Select [FINALIZE] with button, then press Select [OK] with z z z z then press “FINALIZE PLACE ON LEVEL SURFACE”...
  • Page 34 Notes • It takes for about one minute to execute the finalization. Do not shake or jar the camera during this operation. Place the camera on a stable surface during the finalization. • When you execute the finalization, we recommend that you use the external power source (page 13).
  • Page 35: Viewing Images Using A Computer

    Viewing images using a computer You can view data recorded with your camera on a computer. This section describes the general method for viewing images on a computer and installing the driver into a computer. Be sure to also see the operation manuals for your computer and application software.
  • Page 36 Notes • Operations are not guaranteed if you connect two or more USB equipment to a single computer at the same time (except for the USB keyboard and mouse which are provided as standard), or when using a hub. • Depending on the type of USB equipment that is used simultaneously, some equipment may not operate.
  • Page 37 • Windows and ActiveMovie, DirectShow are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and /or other countries. • Macintosh and Mac OS, QuickTime are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc. • DirectCD is a trademark of Adaptec, Inc. •...
  • Page 38 (Example: The file list of the CD-ROM appears. If other application software works, quit the application software. Double-click the [SONY USB] folder in the file list, and then double- click [ SET UP]. The installer of device driver starts and the necessary files are automatically copied to the computer.
  • Page 39 Connect the USB jack on your camera with the USB connector on your computer using the supplied USB cable. to the USB connector computer The computer automatically recognizes the camera. Open [ My Computer], the newly recognized drive (Example: (E:)) is added. Installing driver is complete.
  • Page 40 Open [ My Computer] on Windows and double-click the newly recognized drive. (Example: [ The folders inside the disc are displayed, and the disc cover of the camera will be locked. To remove the disc, carry out the operation for removing the disc described on the software operating instructions of DirectCD.
  • Page 41 Remove the disc. For details, refer to the software operating instructions of DirectCD. When using Windows Me, Windows 2000 Professional: Select the applicable drive from [ After the message informing you that the drive has been removed safely appears, disconnect the USB cable. When using other operating systems than above: Simply, disconnect the USB cable.
  • Page 42 Double click the disc folder. Double-click the desired data file. For the detailed folder and file names, see “Image file storage destinations and image file names” (page 43). Desired file type Still image “DCIM” folder Moving image* “MSSONY” folder Audio* “MSSONY”...
  • Page 43: Image File Storage Destinations And Image File Names

    Image file storage destinations and image file names Image files recorded with your camera are grouped in folders by recording mode. The meanings of the file names are as follows. within the range from 0001 to 9999. E.g., for Windows Me users (The drive recognizing the camera is “E.”) Folder File...
  • Page 44 Folder File ssss IMCIF100 DSC0 ssss DSC0 ssss MOML0001 MOV0 ssss MOMLV100 DSC0 The numerical portions of the following files are the same. —A small-size image file recorded in E-MAIL mode and its corresponding image file —An uncompressed image file recorded in TIFF mode and its corresponding image file —An audio file recorded in VOICE mode and its corresponding image file —An image file recorded in TEXT mode and its corresponding index image file —An image file recorded with Clip Motion and its corresponding index image file...
  • Page 45: Advanced Operations

    Advanced operations Before performing advanced operations This section describes the basic control methods that are frequently used for “Advanced operations.” How to use the mode dial The mode dial switches the function which is used for recording, playback, or editing. The SET UP position changes the settings of infrequently-used items (page 84).
  • Page 46: How To Use The Control Button

    How to use the control button When the menu or setup screen is displayed, the control button is used to select the buttons, images and menu items displayed on the LCD screen of your camera and modify the settings. The operation methods that are frequently used for “Advanced operations”...
  • Page 47 When the mode dial is set to SET UP or Press on the control button to select the item or setting you want to set up. The selected setting turns yellow. Press the center item. When the mode dial is set to , S, A, M, SCN, or Press on the control...
  • Page 48: How To Use The Jog Dial

    How to use the jog dial The functions which are used frequently are set up using the jog dial and the following direct buttons. The jog dial is used to change the value in manual adjustments. This button is available when the mode dial is set to This button is available when the mode dial is set to Press FOCUS or Turn the jog dial to select the item or value...
  • Page 49: Menu Settings

    Press the jog dial. The value number turns to yellow. To adjust the value, repeat step Viewing the next/previous image using the jog dial during playback When viewing an image in single-image mode (page 72), you can easily view the next/previous image by turning the jog dial.
  • Page 50 Item Setting FINE (P. QUALITY) STANDARD MODE TIFF (REC MODE) TEXT VOICE E-MAIL EXP BRKTG (MVC-CD300 only) BURST (MVC- CD300 only) NORMAL ± HIGH (FLASH NORMAL LEVEL) SOLARIZE (P. EFFECT) B&W SEPIA NEG.ART +2 to –2 (SHARPNESS) When the mode dial is set to [MPEG MOVIE] in the setup settings.) Item Setting...
  • Page 51 Item Setting SOLARIZE (P. EFFECT) B&W SEPIA NEG.ART When the mode dial is set to [CLIP MOTION] in the setup settings.) Item Setting ONE PUSH (WHITE AUTO BAL) IN DOOR OUT DOOR NORMAL (IMAGE MOBILE SIZE) ± HIGH (FLASH NORMAL LEVEL) SOLARIZE (P.
  • Page 52 Item Setting SLIDE* INTERVAL REPEAT START CANCEL MVC-CD200 RESIZE* 1600×1200 1024×768 640×480 CANCEL MVC-CD300 2048×1536 1600×1200 1280×960 640×480 CANCEL ROTATE* – Only in single-image mode. Description Sets the slide show interval. 5 sec/10 sec/30 sec/1 min A slide show can be repeated for up to approx. 20 minutes.
  • Page 53: Setting The Image Size (Image Size)

    Setting the image size (IMAGE SIZE) Set the mode dial to Press MENU. The menu appears. Select the desired image size with ] (IMAGE SIZE). Still image sizes: MVC-CD200: 1600×1200, 1600 (3:2)*, 1024×768, 640×480 MVC-CD300: 2048×1536, 2048 (3:2)*, 1600×1200, 1280×960, 640×480 The image is recorded in the ratio of three to two to fit the printing paper size.
  • Page 54 The number of images* or the time** that you can record on a disc MVC-CD200 Image size Quality STANDARD 1600×1200 Approx. 1600 (3:2) Approx. 1024×768 Approx. 640×480 Approx. 1300 320 (HQ) Approx. 355 (15) sec ** 320×240 Approx. 1420 (60) sec ** 160×112 Approx.
  • Page 55: B Various Recording

    B Various recording Recording with the exposure fixed (AE LOCK) Mode dial: /S/A/SCN Once you press AE LOCK, the exposure, now captured, is fixed. For instance, this function is convenient in the following use: Measure the exposure of the desired portion of the subject using the spot light-metering function and fix its exposure value by pressing AE LOCK.
  • Page 56: Recording With The Manual Adjustments

    Recording with the manual adjustments Mode dial: S/A/M Shutter speed priority mode Once the shutter speed is adjusted manually, the aperture will be automatically adjusted to the suitable value to attain correct exposure according to the brightness of the subject. Using the higher shutter speed, you can record a fast-moving subject with its motion frozen.
  • Page 57 Manual exposure mode You can manually adjust the shutter speed and aperture values to achieve the desired shooting condition according to your purpose. The exposure value appears on the LCD screen (page 67). And you can also adjust this value according to your taste.
  • Page 58: Recording Images According To Shooting Conditions (Scene Selection)

    Recording images according to shooting conditions (SCENE SELECTION) Mode dial: SCN This camera has preset three SCENE SELECTION modes. Each mode is suitable for the following situations; night scene, landscape, and portrait. Set the mode dial to SET UP. The setup screen appears. Select [ ] (CAMERA) with , [SCENE SELECTION]...
  • Page 59: Recording Three Images Continuously (Burst) (Only For Mvc-Cd300)

    Recording three images continuously (BURST) (only for MVC-CD300) Mode dial: /S/A/M/SCN This mode is used for a continuous recording. Press the shutter button in this mode, the camera records three images continuously. Set the mode dial to M, or SCN. Press MENU.
  • Page 60: Adding Audio Files To Still Images (Voice)

    MVC-CD300 Image size Quality STANDARD 2048×1536 Approx. 2048 (3:2) Approx. 1600×1200 Approx. 1280×960 Approx. 640×480 Approx. To return to normal recording mode Select [NORMAL] with Adding audio files to still images (VOICE) FINE Mode dial: Approx. In the VOICE mode, the audio is also recorded at the same time as recording Approx.
  • Page 61: Recording Text Documents (Text)

    Image size Quality STANDARD 1024×768 Approx. 640×480 Approx. MVC-CD300 Image size Quality STANDARD 2048×1536 Approx. 2048 (3:2) Approx. 1600×1200 Approx. 1280×960 Approx. 640×480 Approx. When recording 5-second audio. To return to normal recording mode Select [NORMAL] with Recording text FINE documents (TEXT) Approx.
  • Page 62: Recording Still Images As Uncompressed Files (Tiff)

    Image size 1280×960 Minimum 462 640×480 Minimum 974 The maximum number of recordable images depends on the document condition, such as the amount of text portions. To return to normal recording mode Select [NORMAL] with Notes • If the subject is not evenly illuminated, you may be unable to record a clear image.
  • Page 63: Recording Three Images With The Exposure Shifted (Only For Mvc- Cd300) (Exp Brktg)

    MVC-CD300 Image size Quality STANDARD 2048×1536 Approx. 2048 (3:2) Approx. To return to normal recording mode Select [NORMAL] with Notes • JPEG images are recorded in the image size selected by the [ ] (IMAGE SIZE) menu (page 53). TIFF images are recorded in [1600×1200] (MVC-CD200) or [2048×1536] (MVC-CD300) size other than when [1600 (3:2)] (MVC-CD200) or...
  • Page 64: Creating Clip Motion Files

    To return to normal recording mode Select [NORMAL] with Notes • You cannot use the flash in this mode. • During recording, the image is not displayed on the LCD screen. Make the composition before pressing the shutter button. • Focus and white balance are adjusted against the first image and this setting is also used for the other images.
  • Page 65 Record the image for the first frame. 60min 2/10 MAKING “CLIP MOTION” Before carrying out step 8, the images are temporarily stored in memory. These images are not recorded on the disc, yet. Record the image for the next frame. Image recording can be repeated up to the maximum number of recordable frames.
  • Page 66: Setting The Distance To The Subject

    Setting the distance to the subject Mode dial: /S/A/M/SCN/ Normally the focus is automatically adjusted. This function is useful when the auto focus does not work well such as in dark places. Set the mode dial to M, SCN, or Press FOCUS.
  • Page 67: Adjusting The Exposure (Exposure)

    Adjusting the exposure (EXPOSURE) Mode dial: /S/A/SCN/ Adjusts the exposure value which is set in the automatic adjustment. Set the mode dial to SCN, or Press Select the desired exposure value with the jog dial. Adjust the exposure value while checking the brightness of the background.
  • Page 68: Adjusting The White Balance (White Balance)

    Adjusting the white balance (WHITE BALANCE) Mode dial: /S/A/M/SCN/ Normally, the white balance is automatically adjusted (AUTO). When you record with the shooting condition fixed or under the specific lighting condition, you can manually adjust the white balance. Set the mode dial to M, SCN, or Press MENU.
  • Page 69: Enjoying Picture Effects

    The image is susceptible to lighting conditions. The image looks blue under sunlight in the summer, and looks red under mercury lamps. Human eyes can resolve these problems. However, the camera cannot resolve the problem by making adjustments. Normally, the camera adjusts it automatically, but, if the image appears in strange colors, we recommend that you change the white...
  • Page 70: Recording The Date And Time On The Still Image (Date/Time)

    Recording the date and time on the still image (DATE/TIME) Mode dial: /S/A/M/SCN Set the mode dial to SET UP. The setup screen appears. Select [ ] (CAMERA) with , [DATE/TIME] with then press Select the date and time setting with , then press DAY &...
  • Page 71: Using The Spot Light-Metering Function

    Using the Spot light- metering function Mode dial: /S/A/M/SCN/ Use this function when there is backlight or when there is strong contrast between the subject and the background, etc. Press to activate the spot light- metering function. Position the point you want to record at the spot light- metering cross hair.
  • Page 72: B Various Playback

    B Various playback Playing back three or nine images at once Mode dial: You can display multiple images on the LCD screen at one time using the zoom buttons. Set the mode dial to Press the zoom W/T buttons repeatedly. The LCD screen display changes as follows: •...
  • Page 73: Enlarging A Part Of The Still Image (Zoom And Trimming)

    When the triple-image screen is displayed, pressing MENU opens the menu including [PRINT], [PROTECT], and [DELETE]. For details on items, see pages 77, 78, and 81. To close the menu, press MENU again. The menu disappears and the recording information is indicated.
  • Page 74: Playing Back The Still Images In Order (Slide)

    Notes • Zoom scaling is up to 5× regardless of the original image size. • The quality of enlarged images may be deteriorated. • The original data is left even if you enlarge the image. • The enlarged image is recorded as the newest file.
  • Page 75: Rotating A Still Image (Rotate)

    To cancel the SLIDE SHOW setting Select [CANCEL] with then press To stop the SLIDE SHOW playback Press , select [EXIT] with press To skip to the next/previous image during the SLIDE SHOW Select at the lower-left on the LCD screen. Note The interval setting time may vary depending on the image size.
  • Page 76: Viewing Images On A Tv Screen

    Viewing images on a TV screen Mode dial: Before connecting your camera, be sure to turn off the TV. Set the TV/VIDEO switch to “VIDEO”. to A/V OUT (MONO) jack Connect the A/V connecting cable to the A/V OUT (MONO) jack of your camera and to the audio/video input jacks of the TV.
  • Page 77: B Editing

    B Editing Deleting images (DELETE) Mode dial: Protected images cannot be deleted. In single-image or triple- image mode Set the mode dial to In single-image mode: Display the image you want to delete with In triple-image mode: Press the zoom W button twice to turn to the triple-image mode.
  • Page 78: Preventing Accidental Erasure (Protect)

    When you select [ALL] Select [ENTER] with press All the unprotected images are deleted. When you select [SELECT] The frame of the selected image turns green. Select the image to be deleted with , then press To cancel, press Repeat this step to select other images.
  • Page 79 In index mode Set the mode dial to display the index screen with the zoom W button. Press MENU. The menu appears. Select [PROTECT] with then press Select [ALL] or [SELECT] with , then press When you select [ALL] Select [ON] with All the images in the disc are protected.
  • Page 80: Changing The Recorded Still Image Size (Resize)

    Changing the recorded still image size (RESIZE) Mode dial: You can change the image size of the recorded image. Set the mode dial to display the image of which you want to change the size. Press MENU. The menu appears. Select [RESIZE] with then press Select the desired size with...
  • Page 81: Selecting Still Images To Print (Print)

    Selecting still images to print (PRINT) Mode dial: You can mark a print mark on still images recorded with your camera. This mark is convenient when you have images printed at a shop that conforms with the DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) standard.
  • Page 82: Formatting A Cd-Rw

    Press MENU. The menu appears. Select [OK] with press To unmark selected print marks Select the image to be unmarked in step 5 with , then press To unmark all the print marks in step 4, then Select [ALL] with press .
  • Page 83 Notes • When you format, be sure to use a fully charged battery pack or the AC power adaptor as the power source. • CD-Rs cannot be formatted. • The disc which is formatted using other equipment than this camera cannot be used with this camera.
  • Page 84: Changing The Setup Settings (Set Up)

    Changing the setup settings (SET UP) Set the mode dial to SET UP. The setup screen appears. You can set up the following items with the control button. DISC TOOL Item Setting FINALIZE CANCEL FORMAT CANCEL INITIALIZE CANCEL UNFINALIZE CANCEL CAMERA Item Setting...
  • Page 85 SETUP 1 Item Setting FILE NUMBER SERIES RESET CONVERSION LENS (MVC- CD300 only) ENGLISH LANGUAGE CLOCK SET CANCEL When [CONVERSION LENS] is set to [ON]: • The SCENE SELECTION and zoom functions are not activated. • When the mode dial is set to S or M, the iris value can be selected only from F4 or more. •...
  • Page 86 Item Setting USB CONNECT NORMAL DEMO Description Switches the USB mode (page 35). This is activated only when using the AC power adaptor. [DEMO] is set to [STBY] at the factory and the demonstration starts about 10 minutes after you have set the mode dial to , S, A, M, or SCN.
  • Page 87: Additional Information

    Additional information Precautions The set is not disconnected from the AC power source (mains) as long as it is connected to the wall outlet, even if the set itself has been turned off. On handling the camera Do not carry the camera by holding the disc cover Do not touch the rotating disc This may cause serious injuries.
  • Page 88 If moisture condensation occurs Turn off the camera and wait about an hour for the moisture to evaporate. Note that if you attempt to record with moisture remaining inside the lens, you will be unable to record clear images. On pickup lens Do not touch the pickup lens inside the disc cover.
  • Page 89: On Discs

    24 hours. If any problem occurs, unplug your camera and contact your nearest Sony dealer. On discs Be sure to use only 8 cm CD-Rs/CD- RWs.
  • Page 90: Using Your Camera Abroad

    • Data may be damaged if: — You remove the disc or turn off the power while reading or writing data. — You use the camera in a location subject to the effects of static electricity or noise. • Do not attach any material on the surface of a disc.
  • Page 91: About "Infolithium" Battery Pack

    About “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack What is the “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack? The “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack is a lithium-ion battery pack that has functions for communicating information related to operating conditions between your camera and the AC power adaptor. The “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack calculates the power consumption according to the operating conditions of your camera, and displays the...
  • Page 92 • The mark indicating there is little remaining battery time sometimes flashes depending on the operating conditions or ambient temperature and environment even if the remaining battery time is 5 to 10 minutes. How to store the battery pack • Even if the battery pack is not used for a long time, store it in a dry, cool place after fully charging it once per year and then using the battery pack...
  • Page 93: Troubleshooting

    (If you press the reset button, the date and time setting is cleared.) Should your camera still not operate properly, consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. If code displays (C: appear on the LCD screen, the self-diagnosis display function is working (page 102).
  • Page 94 Symptom The picture is out of focus. • Your camera is not in macro recording mode when The resizing function does not work. You cannot display a print mark. The picture is noisy. The picture is too dark. Cause and/or Solution you shoot a subject that is about 3 to 50 cm (1 3/16 to 19 3/4 inches) (MVC-CD200) or about 4 to 50 cm (1 5/8 to 19 3/4 inches) (MVC-CD300)
  • Page 95 Symptom The flash does not work. The date and time are recorded incorrectly. Vertical streaks appear when you are shooting a very bright subject. The zoom does not work. (MVC-CD300 only) Digital zoom does not function. The image is in monochrome.
  • Page 96 Symptom The image cannot be played back on the CD- ROM drive of your computer. Your camera cannot delete an image. The power turns off suddenly. The image does not appear on the TV screen. The SLIDE SHOW function stops automatically.
  • Page 97 Symptom The TEXT mode recording cannot be properly done. Your computer does not recognize your camera. Reinstall the USB driver when using Windows 98, Windows 98SE, Windows Me and Windows 2000 Professional Perform all steps without skipping. Turn on your computer and allow Windows to load. Connect the USB jack on the camera and the computer with the supplied USB cable.
  • Page 98 Open “Device Manager” on Windows. For Windows 98, Windows 98SE and Windows Me users: Open [Control Panel] from [ “System properties” is displayed. Click the [Device Manager] tab located at the top. Click [ CD Mavica] in [ button located at the lower-right corner. For Windows 2000 Professional users: * Log in with the permission of administrator.
  • Page 99 Charge the battery pack fully (page 10). • A malfunction has occurred in the battery pack. Contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. • The AC power adaptor is not connected. Connect the power cord firmly to a wall outlet (mains) (page 10).
  • Page 100: Warning And Notice Messages

    Warning and notice messages Various messages appear on the LCD screen. Check the corresponding descriptions in the following list. Message LENS CAP ATTACHED COVER OPEN NO DISC DRIVE ERROR DISC ERROR DEW ERROR DISC PROTECT DIRECTORY ERROR NOT ENOUGH DISC SPACE NOT INITIALIZED ALREADY INITIALIZED ALREADY FINALIZED...
  • Page 101 Message CAN NOT UNFINALIZE CAN NOT FORMAT FORMAT ERROR TURN THE POWER OFF AND ON AGAIN Meaning The battery level is too low. A CD-R or the disc that is not finalized is inserted. A CD-R is inserted. The disc that is formatted using other equipment than this camera is inserted.
  • Page 102: Self-Diagnosis Display

    E:61: E:91: If you are unable to rectify the problem even if you try corrective actions a few times when C: ss : ss is indicated, contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. Self-diagnosis display • C: You can repair the camera yourself.
  • Page 103: Specifications

    TFT (Thin Film Transistor active matrix) drive LCD size 2.5 type Total number of dots 123 200 (560×220) dots General Application Sony battery pack NP-FM50 (supplied) Power requirements 7.2 V Power consumption (During shooting with the LCD backlight turned on) MVC-CD200: 3.0 W...
  • Page 104 Dimensions (Approx.) 38.2×20.5×55.6 mm (1 9/16×13/16×2 1/4 inches) (w/h/d) Mass (Approx.) 76 g (3 oz) Accessories AC-L10A/L10B/L10C AC power adaptor (1) Power cord (mains lead) (1) Ferrite Core (1) USB cable (1) NP-FM50 battery pack (1) A/V connecting cable (1) 8 cm CD adaptor (1) Mavica disc (2) (CD-R (1), CD-RW (1))
  • Page 105: Lcd Screen Indicators

    LCD screen indicators The indicators during recording A Battery remaining indicator B Flash level indicator/Flash mode indicator C Red-eye reduction indicator D White balance indicator E DATE indicator F AF illuminator indicator G ISO number indicator H Sharpness indicator I Picture effect indicator J AF frame K Spot light-metering cross hair L Menu...
  • Page 106 The indicators during still image playback 100-0011 A Recording mode/Clip Motion indicator B Image size indicator C Image number D Number of stored images on a disc E Remaining disc capacity indicator F Print mark indicator G Protect indicator H Zoom scaling indicator I Disc space recoverable indicator J Recording date of the playback...
  • Page 107 The indicators during moving image playback 12 0min MOV00002 STOP A Recording mode indicator B Image size indicator C Image number/number of stored images on a disc D Remaining disc capacity indicator E Time counter F Playback image G Playback bar H Menu and guide menu I Playback/pause indicator is displayed during playback,...
  • Page 108: Index

    PROTECT ...78 E-MAIL ...59 EXP BRKTG ...63 FILE NUMBER...85 FINALIZE ...32 FLASH LEVEL ...50 Focus preset ...66 Focusing...66 Sony Corporation Printed in Japan FORMAT...82 Full charge ...10 GIF ... 44 Image Deleting ...77 File name ...43 Print mark...81 Protect ...78 Size ...53...

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