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Digital Still Camera
Cyber-shot Handbook
DSC-W150/W170
Before operating the unit, please read this
Handbook thoroughly together with the
"Instruction Manual" and the "Cyber-shot
Step-up Guide", and retain them for future
reference.
© 2008 Sony Corporation
VCLICK!
Table of contents
Basic Operations
Using the shooting
functions
Using the viewing
functions
Customizing the settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using your computer
Printing still images
Troubleshooting
Others
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  • Page 1 DSC-W150/W170 Before operating the unit, please read this Handbook thoroughly together with the “Instruction Manual” and the “Cyber-shot Step-up Guide”, and retain them for future reference. © 2008 Sony Corporation VCLICK! Table of contents Basic Operations Using the shooting functions...
  • Page 2: Notes On Using The Camera

    Notes on using the camera Notes on the types of “Memory Stick” that you can use (not supplied) “Memory Stick Duo” You can use a “Memory Stick Duo” with the camera. “Memory Stick” You cannot use a “Memory Stick” with the camera. Other memory cards cannot be used.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Notes on using the camera ...2 Basic techniques for better images ...7 Focus – Focusing on a subject successfully... 7 Exposure – Adjusting the light intensity ... 9 Color – On the effects of lighting... 10 Quality – On “image quality” and “image size” ... 11 Flash –...
  • Page 4 Table of contents Flash Level: Adjusting the amount of flash light Red Eye Reduction: Setting the Red Eye Reduction function DRO: Optimizing the brightness and contrast Color Mode: Changing the vividness of the image or adding special effects SteadyShot: Selecting the anti-blur mode (Shooting Settings): Selecting the Shooting Settings Using the viewing functions Selecting the View Mode ...
  • Page 5 Table of contents Main Settings — Main Settings 1...79 Beep Function Guide Main Settings — Main Settings 2...81 USB Connect COMPONENT Shooting Settings — Shooting Settings 1 ...83 AF Illuminator Grid Line AF Mode Shooting Settings — Shooting Settings 2 ...86 Auto Orientation Clock Settings ...87 Language Setting...88...
  • Page 6 Table of contents Printing still images How to print still images ... 108 Printing images directly using a PictBridge compliant printer ... 109 Printing at a shop ... 112 Troubleshooting Troubleshooting ... 114 Warning indicators and messages... 125 Others Using the camera abroad — Power sources ... 129 On the “Memory Stick Duo”...
  • Page 7: Basic Techniques For Better Images

    Basic techniques for better images Focus Exposure Focus Focusing on a subject successfully When you press the shutter button halfway down, the camera adjusts the focus automatically (Auto Focus). Remember to press the shutter button only halfway down. Do not fully press the shutter button straight away.
  • Page 8 Basic techniques for better images Hints for preventing blur The camera moved accidentally when you took the image. This is called “Camera shake”. On the other hand, if the subject moved when you took the image, it is called “subject blur”. Camera shake Cause Your hands or body shake while you hold the...
  • Page 9: Exposure Adjusting The Light Intensity

    Basic techniques for better images Exposure Adjusting the light intensity You can create various images by adjusting the exposure and the ISO sensitivity. Exposure is the amount of light that the camera will receive when you release the shutter. Overexposure = too much light Whitish image Correct exposure...
  • Page 10: Color - On The Effects Of Lighting

    Basic techniques for better images Adjusting ISO Sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index) ISO sensitivity is a speed rating for recording media that incorporates an image sensor that receives light. Even when the exposure is the same, images differ depending on the ISO sensitivity.
  • Page 11: Quality - On "Image Quality" And "Image Size

    Basic techniques for better images Quality On “image quality” and “image size” A digital image is made up of a collection of small dots called pixels. If it contains a large number of pixels, the image becomes large, it takes up more memory, and the image is displayed in fine detail.
  • Page 12 Basic techniques for better images DSC-W170 The default settings are marked with Image size (3648×2736) 3:2 (8M) (3648×2432) (2592×1944) (2048×1536) (640×480) 16:9 (7M) (3648×2056) 16:9 (2M) (1920×1080) Images are recorded in 3:2 aspect ratio, same as photograph printing paper or postcards, etc. Both edges of the image may be cut off when printing (page 122).
  • Page 13 Basic techniques for better images DSC-W150 The default settings are marked with Image size (3264×2448) 3:2 (7M) (3264×2176) (2592×1944) (2048×1536) (640×480) 16:9 (6M) (3264×1840) 16:9 (2M) (1920×1080) Images are recorded in 3:2 aspect ratio, same as photograph printing paper or postcards, etc. Both edges of the image may be cut off when printing (page 122).
  • Page 14: Flash - On Using The Flash

    Basic techniques for better images Flash On using the flash The eyes of the subject may come out red, or fuzzy white circular spots may appear when using the flash. These phenomena can be reduced by taking the following steps. The “Red-eye phenomenon”...
  • Page 15: Identifying Parts

    Identifying parts See the pages in parentheses for details of operation. A POWER button B Shutter button (25) C POWER lamp D Flash (26) E Microphone F Lens G Speaker H Finder window I Self-timer lamp (27)/ Smile Shutter lamp (31)/ AF illuminator (83) Bottom A AE/AF lock lamp (green)
  • Page 16 Identifying parts K Control button Menu on: v/V/b/B/z (43) Menu off: DISP/ / / (21, 26, 27) (Slideshow) button (35) M Multi connector Used in the following situations: • Making a USB connection between the camera and the computer. • Making a connection to audio/video input jacks on a TV.
  • Page 17: Indicators On The Screen

    Indicators on the screen Each time you press v (DISP) on the control button, the display changes (page 21). See the pages in parentheses for details of operation. When shooting still images • The indicators are limited in Easy Shooting mode.
  • Page 18 Indicators on the screen Display Indication Color mode Display Indication AE/AF lock Recording a movie/Standby a movie Standby ISO400 ISO number (53) NR slow shutter • When the shutter speed becomes slower than a certain speed in low light conditions, the NR (Noise Reduction) slow shutter function is activated automatically to reduce the...
  • Page 19 Indicators on the screen When playing back still images When playing back movies Display Indication Battery remaining Low battery warning (125) Image size • is displayed only for the DSC-W170. • is displayed only for the DSC-W150. PictBridge connecting (110) View Mode (62) Filter by Faces (64) Favorites (62)
  • Page 20 Indicators on the screen Display Indication Histogram • appears when histogram display is disabled. Display Indication Playback folder • This does not appear when using internal memory. 8/8 12/12 Image number/Number of images recorded in selected folder Playback Media (“Memory Stick Duo”, Internal memory) Changing folder •...
  • Page 21: Changing The Screen Display

    Changing the screen display v (DISP) (Screen display) button Each time you press v (DISP) on the control button, the display changes as follows: Indicators on Indicators on* Histogram on* During playback, the image information is displayed. Histogram display Indicators off* LCD screen off * The brightness of the LCD Backlight is set to •...
  • Page 22 Changing the screen display z Adjusting EV (Exposure Value) by displaying a histogram A histogram is a graph showing the brightness of an image. Press v (DISP) on the control button repeatedly to display the histogram on the screen. The graph display indicates a bright image when skewed to the right side, and a dark image when skewed to the left side.
  • Page 23: Using The Internal Memory

    Using the internal memory The camera has approximately 15 MB of internal memory. This memory is not removable. Even when there is no “Memory Stick Duo” inserted in the camera, you can record images using this internal memory. • Movies with the image size set to [640(Fine)] cannot be recorded using the internal memory. Internal memory On image data stored in the internal memory...
  • Page 24: Basic Operations

    Basic Operations Using the mode dial Set the mode dial to the desired function. Auto Adjustment mode Allows shooting with the settings adjusted automatically. Easy Shooting mode Allows you to shoot still images using the minimum necessary functions with easy-to-see indicators. Program Auto mode* Allows you to shoot with the exposure adjusted automatically (both the shutter speed and the aperture value).
  • Page 25: Shooting Images (Auto Adjustment Mode)

    Shooting images (Auto Adjustment mode) Shutter button Zoom button Mode dial MENU button Select the desired function from the mode dial. When shooting still images (Auto Adjustment mode): Select When shooting movies: Select Hold the camera, with your elbows pressed against your body to steady it. Shoot with the shutter button.
  • Page 26 Shooting images (Auto Adjustment mode) When shooting movies: Press the shutter button fully down. To stop recording, press the shutter button fully down again. If you shoot a still image of a subject that is difficult to focus on • The shortest shooting distance is approximately 10 cm (4 inches) (W)/50 cm (1 foot 7 3/4 inches) (T) (from the front of the lens).
  • Page 27 Shooting images (Auto Adjustment mode) Macro (Shooting close-up) Press ) on the control button repeatedly until the desired mode is selected. (No indicator): Auto The camera adjusts the focus automatically from distant subjects to close-up. Normally, put the camera in this mode. : Macro The camera adjusts the focus with priority on close-up subjects.
  • Page 28: Shooting Still Images (Scene Selection)

    Shooting still images (Scene Selection) z button v/V/b/B button Control button Select the mode ( Select the desired mode of Scene Selection ( mode dial. Shoot with the shutter button. Select the mode ( / Select SCN with the mode dial. Press the MENU button, and select from the control button (page 46).
  • Page 29 Shooting still images (Scene Selection) Scene Selection modes The following modes are preset to match the scene conditions. Modes selected from the mode dial High Sensitivity Allows you to shoot images without a flash under low light conditions, reducing blur. Smile Shutter When the camera detects a smile, the shutter is released...
  • Page 30 Shooting still images (Scene Selection) Functions you can use in Scene Selection For shooting an image appropriately according to the scene condition, a combination of functions is determined by the camera. Some functions are not available, depending on the Scene Selection mode. Macro Flash Face Detection...
  • Page 31 Shooting still images (Scene Selection) Shooting in Smile Shutter mode When the camera detects a smile, the shutter is released automatically. 1 Select (Smile Shutter) mode from the mode dial. 2 Press the shutter button halfway down to adjust the focus while aiming the camera at the subject to be shoot.
  • Page 32 Shooting still images (Scene Selection) z Hints for better capturing of smiles 1 Do not cover the eyes with the bangs. 2 Try to orient the face in front of the camera and be as level as possible. The detection rate is higher when the eyes are narrowed.
  • Page 33: Viewing Images

    Press V to display the volume control screen, then press • Movies of image size [320] are displayed in a smaller size. Sometimes images shot using earlier Sony models cannot be played back. • Press the HOME button, select [ the images.
  • Page 34 Viewing images To view an index screen Press (Index) to display the index screen while a still image is displayed. Select an image with v/V/b/B. To return to the single image screen, press z. In the default setting, images are displayed in Date View (when using the “Memory Stick •...
  • Page 35: Viewing Still Images As A Slideshow

    • Settings other than [Image] and [Filter by Faces] are stored until the next time they are • changed. Sometimes the [Filter by Faces] function cannot be used with images shot using earlier Sony • models. To end the slideshow Press the (Slideshow) button.
  • Page 36 • [Folder] and [This date] can only be selected when using the associated View Mode. Does not filter images. Displays images filtered by the selected conditions. • Sometimes images are mistakenly displayed or hidden. • Sometimes filtering cannot be performed with images shot using earlier Sony models.
  • Page 37 Viewing still images as a slideshow Effects Simple Basic Nostalgic Stylish Active Face 1:Basic Face 2:Nostalgic Face 3:Stylish Music The music played is determined by default according to the effect you select. You can custom set any music with any effect as desired. It is also possible to choose from multiple background music (BGM) selections.
  • Page 38 Viewing still images as a slideshow Other Settings Interval The setting is fixed to [Auto] when [Simple] is not selected as the [Effects]. 1 sec 3 sec 5 sec 10 sec Auto Repeat z To add /change Music files You can transfer a desired music file from your CDs or MP3 files to the camera to playback during slideshow.
  • Page 39: Deleting Images

    Deleting images (Index) button MENU button (Playback) button Press the (Playback) button. Press the MENU button while displaying in single-image or index mode. Select [Delete] with v/V on the control button. Select the desired deletion method with b/B from among [This Image], [Multiple Images] and [All Images in Date Range]/[All In This Folder], then press z.
  • Page 40 Deleting images When you select [This Image] You can delete the selected image. Select [OK] with v, then press z. When you select [Multiple Images] You can select and delete multiple images simultaneously. 1 Select the images you want to delete, then press mark is checked in the checkbox of the image.
  • Page 41: Learning The Various Functions - Home/Menu

    Learning the various functions – HOME/Menu Using the HOME screen The HOME screen is the gateway screen for all the functions of the camera, and can be called up regardless of the mode setting (shooting/viewing). z button v/V/b/B button Control button Press the HOME button to display the HOME screen.
  • Page 42: Create Rec.folder Copy

    Learning the various functions – HOME/Menu HOME items Pressing HOME displays the following items. Only the available items are displayed on the screen. Details on each item are displayed in the guide at the bottom of the screen. Categories Shooting* View Images Slideshow Print...
  • Page 43: Using The Menu Items

    Learning the various functions – HOME/Menu Using the menu items MENU button Press the MENU button to display the menu. Function Guide Setting [Function Guide] to [Off] turns off the function guide (page 79). • The menu will be displayed only during shooting and playback mode. •...
  • Page 44: Menu Items

    Menu items The available menu items vary depending on the mode setting (shooting/viewing), and the mode dial position in the shooting mode. Only the available items are displayed on the screen. Mode dial position: Shooting menu (page 46) Scene Selection Image Size Flash Face Detection...
  • Page 45 Menu items Viewing menu (page 63) (Delete) (View Mode) (Date List) (Filter by Faces) (Add / Remove Favorites) (Slideshow) (Retouch) (Multi-Purpose Resize) (Protect) (Print) (Rotate) (Select Folder)
  • Page 46: Using The Shooting Functions

    Using the shooting functions Shooting menu The functions in shooting mode using MENU are described below. For details on how to operate the menu, see page 43. The selectable mode is displayed in white. Unavailable The default settings are marked with Scene Selection: Selecting the Scene Selection Selects the scene selection in the menu.
  • Page 47: Flash: Flash Setting

    Shooting menu For Easy Shooting mode Selects the still image size for Easy Shooting mode. Large Small For movie (Fine) (Standard) Flash: Flash setting Selects the flash setting in Easy Shooting mode. Auto For details on the operation 1 page 43 Shoots images in [10M] (DSC-W170 only) or [8M] (DSC- W150 only) size.
  • Page 48: Face Detection: Detecting The Face Of Subject

    Shooting menu Face Detection: Detecting the face of subject Selects whether to use the Face Detection function or not, and also selects the priority subject for adjusting the focus when using the function. Detects the faces of your subjects and adjusts the focus, flash, exposure, white balance and red-eye reduction settings automatically.
  • Page 49: Smile Detection: Setting The Smile Detection Function

    Shooting menu Smile Detection: Setting the Smile Detection function Selects the priority subject for the Smile Shutter function. For details on the Smile Shutter, see page 31. (Auto) (Child Priority) (Adult Priority) • Smiles may not be detected correctly depending on the conditions. Smile Detection Sensitivity: Setting the Smile Detection Sensitivity This sets the smile detection level using the Smile Shutter function.
  • Page 50: Rec Mode: Selecting The Continuous Shooting Method

    Shooting menu REC Mode: Selecting the continuous shooting method Selects whether the camera performs continuous shooting or not when you press the shutter button. (Normal) (Burst) BRK ±0.3EV BRK ±0.7EV BRK ±1.0EV On the Burst • When recording with the self timer, a series of a maximum of five images is recorded. •...
  • Page 51 Shooting menu Scene Recognition: Determining the scene to be shot and taking the shot The camera automatically detects shooting conditions, such as backlight or an night scene, and then takes the shot. (Off) (Auto) (Advanced) About Scenes that Are Recognized The following scenes can be recognized.
  • Page 52 Shooting menu • When the Face Detection function is [Off], cannot be detected. • (Twilight using a tripod) scenes sometimes cannot be recognized in an environment where vibrations are transferred to the camera even though it is fixed on a tripod. •...
  • Page 53 Shooting menu ISO: Selecting a luminous sensitivity Selects the ISO sensitivity. Low ISO sensitivity (Auto) • For details on the ISO sensitivity, see page 9. • You can select only from [ISO AUTO], [ISO 80] to [ISO 400] when set to Burst or Exposure Bracket. •...
  • Page 54 Shooting menu Metering Mode: Selecting the Metering Mode Selects the metering mode that sets which part of the subject to measure to determine the exposure. (Multi) (Center) (Spot) (Only for still image) • For details on the Exposure, see page 9. •...
  • Page 55 Shooting menu Focus: Changing the Focus method You can change the focus method. Use the menu when it is difficult to get the proper focus in auto focus mode. (Multi AF) (Center AF) (Spot AF) For details on the operation 1 page 43 Focuses on a subject in all ranges of the finder frame automatically.
  • Page 56 Shooting menu 0.5 m 1.0 m 3.0 m 7.0 m (unlimited distance) • AF stands for Auto Focus. • When you use Digital Zoom or AF illuminator, the AF range finder frame is disabled and appears in a dotted line. In this case, the camera works to focus on the subjects at the center of the screen. •...
  • Page 57 Shooting menu White Balance: Adjusting the color tones Adjusts color tones according to the surrounding light conditions. Use this function if image color appears unnatural. (Auto) (Daylight) (Cloudy) (Fluorescent Light 1)/ (Fluorescent Light 2)/ (Fluorescent Light 3) n (Incandescent) For details on the operation 1 page 43 Adjusts the White Balance automatically.
  • Page 58 Shooting menu (Flash) • For details on the white balance, see page 10. • Under fluorescent lights that flicker, the white balance function may not work correctly even though you select [Fluorescent Light 1], [Fluorescent Light 2] or [Fluorescent Light 3]. •...
  • Page 59 Shooting menu Red Eye Reduction: Setting the Red Eye Reduction function (Auto) (On) (Off) • To avoid blurring of images, hold the camera firmly until the shutter is released. It usually takes a second after you press the shutter button. Be also sure not to allow the subject to move during this period. •...
  • Page 60 Shooting menu Color Mode: Changing the vividness of the image or adding special effects You can change the brightness of the image, accompanied by effects. (Normal) (Vivid) (Sepia) (B & W) • You can select only [Normal], [Sepia] or [B & W] when shooting movies. For details on the operation 1 page 43 Sets the image to standard color.
  • Page 61 Shooting menu SteadyShot: Selecting the anti-blur mode Selects the anti-blur mode. (Shooting) (Continuous) (Off) • In Auto Adjustment mode or Easy Shooting mode, [SteadyShot] is set to [Shooting]. • For movies, you can set [Continuous] or [Off] only. The default setting is set to [Continuous]. •...
  • Page 62: Using The Viewing Functions

    Using the viewing functions Selecting the View Mode When using the camera with a “Memory Stick Duo”, you can select how images are played back (View Mode) from the HOME screen. When using internal memory, images are displayed only in Folder View mode. 1 Press the HOME button to display the HOME screen.
  • Page 63: Viewing Menu

    Viewing menu This section explains the menu items available when you press the MENU button in playback mode. For details on how to use the menu, see page 43. The selectable playback mode is displayed in white. View Mode (Date View/Folder View/Favorites) (Delete): Deleting images Selects and deletes images on the single-image screen or the index screen, see page 39.
  • Page 64: (Add / Remove Favorites): Adding/Removing Favorites

    (Infants) (Smiles) • Sometimes images are mistakenly displayed or hidden. • Sometimes filtering cannot be performed with images shot using earlier Sony models. (Add / Remove Favorites): Adding/Removing Favorites Select your favorite image and add/remove from groups as favorites. (This Image)
  • Page 65: (Slideshow): Playing Back A Series Of Images

    Viewing menu To select and add multiple images to a Favorites group 1 Press the MENU button while displaying images in single-image mode or in index mode. 2 Select [Add / Remove Favorites] with v/V on the control button, and select [Multiple Images] with b/B, and then press z.
  • Page 66: (Retouch): Retouching Still Images

    Viewing menu (Retouch): Retouching still images Adds effects or makes corrections to a recorded image and records it as a new file. The original image is retained. To retouch the still images 1 Select the images you want to retouch while displaying in single-image. 2 Press the MENU button.
  • Page 67 Viewing menu (Unsharp masking) (Soft Focus) (Partial Color) For details on the operation 1 page 43 Sharpens the image within a chosen frame. 1 Set the area (frame) of the desired image to retouch with v/V/ b/B, then press the MENU button. 2 Select [OK] with v/V, then press z.
  • Page 68 Viewing menu (Fisheye Lens) (Cross Filter) (Radial Blur) For details on the operation 1 page 43 Applies a fisheye effect around a chosen point. 1 Set the center point of the desired image to retouch with v/V/ b/B, then press the MENU button. 2 Select [Level] with v/V, then press z.
  • Page 69 Viewing menu (Retro) (Happy Faces) For details on the operation 1 page 43 This softens the image by blurring the focus and lowering the surrounding light so that it appears as if it was taken by an old camera. 1 Select [Level] with v/V, then press z. Select level of retouch with v/V, then press z again.
  • Page 70: (Multi-Purpose Resize): Changing The Image Size According To Usage

    Viewing menu (Multi-Purpose Resize): Changing the image size according to usage You can change the aspect ratio and size of the shooting images, then record them as the new files. You can convert images to the 16:9 aspect ratio for high definition viewing and to the VGA size for blog or e-mail attachments.
  • Page 71: (Protect): Preventing Accidental Erasure

    Viewing menu (Protect): Preventing accidental erasure Protects images against accidental erasure. The image. (This Image) (Multiple Images) To protect an image 1 Select the images you want to protect while displaying images in single-image mode. 2 Press the MENU button. 3 Select [Protect] with v/V on the control button, [This Image] with b/B, and then press z.
  • Page 72: Adding A Print Order Mark

    Viewing menu To cancel the protection Select the image for which you want to cancel protection, and unlock it by taking the same steps as in “To select and protect images”. (Protect) indicator disappears. : Adding a Print order mark Adds a print order mark ( See page 112.
  • Page 73: (Select Folder): Selecting The Folder For Viewing Images

    Viewing menu (Select Folder): Selecting the folder for viewing images Selects the folder containing the image you want to play back. 1 Select the desired folder with b/B on the control button. 2 Select [OK] with v, then press z. To cancel selecting the folder Select [Exit] in step 2, then press z On the folders...
  • Page 74: Customizing The Settings

    Customizing the settings Customizing the Manage Memory feature and the Settings You can change the default settings using HOME screen. z button v/V/b/B button Control button Press the HOME button to display the HOME screen. Select (Manage Memory) or Select an item with Select the desired setting with v/V, then press z.
  • Page 75 Customizing the Manage Memory feature and the Settings Select a setting with v/V, then press z. To cancel the setting change Select [Cancel] if it is shown as an option on the screen, then press z. If not, press b. •...
  • Page 76: Manage Memory

    Manage Memory Memory Tool — Memory Stick Tool This item appears only when a “Memory Stick Duo” is inserted in the camera. Format Formats the “Memory Stick Duo”. A commercially available “Memory Stick Duo” is already formatted, and can be used immediately. •...
  • Page 77: Change Rec.folder

    Manage Memory Change REC.Folder Changes the folder currently used for recording images. 1 Select [Change REC.Folder] with v/V on the control button, then press z. The folder selection screen appears. 2 Select the desired folder with b/B, and [OK] with v, then press z. To cancel changing the recording folder Select [Cancel] in step 2, then press z.
  • Page 78: Memory Tool - Internal Memory Tool

    Manage Memory Memory Tool — Internal Memory Tool This item does not appear when a “Memory Stick Duo” is inserted in the camera. Format Formats the internal memory. • Note that formatting permanently erases all data in the internal memory, including even protected images. 1 Select [Format] with v/V on the control button, then press z.
  • Page 79: Settings

    Settings Main Settings — Main Settings 1 The default settings are marked with Beep Selects the sound produced when you operate the camera. Shutter Function Guide When you operate the camera, the function guide appears. Initialize Initializes the setting to the default setting. Even if you execute this function, the images stored in the internal memory are retained.
  • Page 80: Smile Demo Mode

    Settings Smile demo mode You can view a demonstration of the Smile Shutter mode. 1 Select (Smile Shutter) mode from the mode dial (page 29). 2 Aim the camera at the subject and press the shutter button all the way down. The demonstration starts.
  • Page 81: Main Settings - Main Settings 2

    Settings Main Settings — Main Settings 2 The default settings are marked with USB Connect Selects the USB mode when connecting the camera to a computer or a PictBridge compliant printer using the cable for multi-use terminal. Auto PictBridge PTP/MTP Mass Storage COMPONENT Selects the video signal output type from SD and HD(1080i), according to the TV connected...
  • Page 82: Video Out

    Settings Video Out Sets the video signal output according to the TV color system of the connected video equipment. The TV color systems differ depending on the country and region. To view images on a TV screen, check the TV color system of the country or region of use (page 91).
  • Page 83: Shooting Settings - Shooting Settings 1

    Settings Shooting Settings — Shooting Settings 1 The default settings are marked with AF Illuminator The AF illuminator supplies fill light to focus more easily on a subject in dark surroundings. The AF illuminator emits red light allowing the camera to focus easily when the shutter button is pressed halfway, until the focus is locked.
  • Page 84: Digital Zoom

    Settings AF Mode Selects the auto focus operation mode. Single Monitor • AF mode setting is invalid when the Face Detection function is activated. • When using semi manual, [Single] is automatically selected. Digital Zoom Selects the digital zoom mode. The camera enlarges the image using optical zoom (up to 5×). When the zoom scale exceeds 5×, the camera uses either smart or precision digital zoom.
  • Page 85 Settings Image size and total zoom scale using Smart zoom (Including optical zoom 5×) Size Approx. 7.0 × Approx. 8.9 × Approx. 28 × 16:9 (2M) Approx. 9.5 × • You cannot use the Digital zoom when: – (Smile Shutter) mode is selected in the Scene Selection mode. –...
  • Page 86: Shooting Settings - Shooting Settings 2

    Settings Shooting Settings — Shooting Settings 2 The default settings are marked with Auto Orientation When the camera is rotated to shoot a portrait (vertical) image, the camera records its position change and displays the image in the portrait position. •...
  • Page 87: Clock Settings

    Settings For details on the operation 1 page 74 Clock Settings Clock Settings Sets the date and time. 1 Select [ Clock Settings] from (Settings) on the HOME screen. 2 Press z on the control button. 3 Select the date display format with v/V, then press z. 4 Select each item with b/B and set the numeric value with v/V, then press z.
  • Page 88: Language Setting

    Settings For details on the operation 1 page 74 Language Setting Language Setting Selects the language to be used in the menu items, warnings and messages.
  • Page 89: Viewing Images On A Tv

    Viewing images on a TV Viewing images on a TV You can view images on a TV by connecting the camera to a TV. The connection varies according to the type of TV the camera is connected to. Viewing images by connecting the camera to a TV with the supplied cable for multi-use terminal Turn off both the camera and the TV before connecting the camera to the TV.
  • Page 90 Viewing images on a TV Viewing an image by connecting the camera to an HDTV You can view an image with high quality* recorded on the camera by connecting the camera to an HD (High Definition) TV with an HD Output Adaptor Cable (not supplied). Turn off both the camera and the TV before connecting the camera to the TV.
  • Page 91 On “PhotoTV HD” This camera is compatible with the “PhotoTV HD” standard. By connecting Sony’s PhotoTV HD-compatible devices using an HD output adaptor cable (not supplied), whole new world of photos can be comfortably enjoyed in breathtaking Full HD quality.
  • Page 92: Using Your Computer

    Printing or saving still images with the date – Adding/changing Music for slideshow (using “Music – Transfer”) Additional information on this product and answers to frequently asked questions can be found at the Sony Customer Support Website. http://www.sony.net/...
  • Page 93: Recommended Computer

    Enjoying your Windows computer Recommended computer environment The following environment is recommended for a computer connected to the camera. Recommended environment for copying images OS (pre-installed): Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional SP4, Windows XP* SP2/Windows Vista* • Operation is not assured in an environment based on an upgrade of the operating systems described above or in a multi-boot environment.
  • Page 94: Installing The Software (Supplied)

    Installing the software (supplied) You can install the software (supplied) using the following procedure. • Log on as Administrator. Turn on your computer, and insert the CD-ROM (supplied) into the CD-ROM drive. The installation menu screen appears. • If it does not appear, double-click [Computer] (in Windows XP/2000, [My Computer]) (SONYPICTUTIL).
  • Page 95 Installing the software (supplied) After you install the software, the short cut icons for “Picture Motion Browser”, “PMB Guide”, “Music Transfer” are created on the desktop. Double-click to start “Picture Motion Browser”. Double-click to start “PMB Guide”. Double-click to start “Music Transfer”.
  • Page 96: On The "Picture Motion Browser" (Supplied)

    Browser) icon on the desktop. Or, from the Start menu: Click [Start] t [All Programs] (in Windows 2000, [Programs]) t [Sony Picture Utility] t [PMB - Picture Motion Browser]. • The confirmation message of the Information tool appears on the screen when starting the “Picture Motion Browser”...
  • Page 97: Copying Images To Your Computer Using The "Picture Motion Browser

    Copying images to your computer using the “Picture Motion Browser” Preparing the camera and the computer Insert a “Memory Stick Duo” with recorded images into the camera. • When copying images in the internal memory, this step is unnecessary. Insert the sufficiently charged battery pack into the camera, or connect the camera to a wall outlet (wall socket) with the AC...
  • Page 98 Copying images to your computer using the “Picture Motion Browser” Copying images to a computer Connects the camera to a computer as described in “Connecting the camera to your computer”. After making a USB connection, the [Import Media Files] screen of “Picture Motion Browser”...
  • Page 99 Copying images to your computer using the “Picture Motion Browser” To delete the USB connection Perform the procedures from step 1 to 4 below before: • Disconnecting the cable for multi-use terminal. • Removing a “Memory Stick Duo”. • Inserting a “Memory Stick Duo” into the camera after copying images from the internal memory.
  • Page 100 Copying images to your computer using the “Picture Motion Browser” • You cannot record any images to the “100MSDCF” folder. The images in this folder are available only for viewing. • You cannot record/play back any images to the “MISC” folder. •...
  • Page 101: Copying Images To A Computer Without "Picture Motion Browser

    Copying images to a computer without “Picture Motion Browser” You can copy images to your computer without “Picture Motion Browser” as follows. For a computer with a Memory Stick slot: Remove the “Memory Stick Duo” from the camera and insert it in the Memory Stick Duo Adaptor.
  • Page 102 Copying images to a computer without “Picture Motion Browser” Click [Open folder to view files] (For Windows XP: [Open folder to view files] t [OK]) as the wizard screen appears automatically on the desktop. • When the wizard screen does not appear automatically, follow the procedure: t “For Windows 2000”.
  • Page 103: Viewing Image Files Stored On A Computer With The Camera Copying To The "Memory Stick Duo

    • You may not be able to play back some images depending on the image size. • Sony does not guarantee playback of image files on the camera if the files have been processed using a computer or recorded with another camera.
  • Page 104: Using The "Music Transfer" (Supplied)

    Using the “Music Transfer” (supplied) You can change the Music files that are preset at the factory to the desired Music files using “Music Transfer” in the CD- ROM (supplied). You can also delete or add these files whenever you want. Adding/Changing Music using “Music Transfer”...
  • Page 105: Using Your Macintosh Computer

    Using your Macintosh computer You can copy images to your Macintosh computer. • “Picture Motion Browser” is not compatible with Macintosh computers. Recommended computer environment The following environment is recommended for a computer connected to the camera. Recommended environment for copying images OS (pre-installed): Mac OS 9.1/9.2/ Mac OS X(v10.1 to v10.5)
  • Page 106: Technical Support

    The installation of the software starts. To add/change Music files See “Adding/Changing Music using “Music Transfer”” on page 104. Technical Support Additional information on this product and answers to frequently asked questions can be found at the Sony Customer Support Website. http://www.sony.net/ (SONYPICTUTIL).
  • Page 107: Viewing "Cyber-Shot Step-Up Guide

    (Step-up Guide) on the desktop. To access “Step-up Guide” from the Start menu, click [Start] t [All Programs] (in Windows 2000, [Programs]) t [Sony Picture Utility] t [Step-up Guide]. Viewing on Macintosh Copy the [stepupguide] folder in the [stepupguide] folder to your computer.
  • Page 108: Printing Still Images

    Printing still images How to print still images When you print images shot in [16:9] mode, both edges may be cut off, so be sure to check before printing (page 122). Printing directly using a PictBridge compliant printer (page 109) Printing directly using a “Memory Stick”...
  • Page 109: Printing Images Directly Using A Pictbridge Compliant Printer

    Printing images directly using a PictBridge compliant printer Even if you do not have a computer, you can print images shot using the camera by connecting the camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer. • “PictBridge” is based on the CIPA standard. (CIPA: Camera &...
  • Page 110 Printing images directly using a PictBridge compliant printer Stage 2: Connecting the camera to the printer Connect the camera to the printer. 2 To the multi connector 1 To the USB jack Turn on the printer. Press the (Playback) button and turn on the camera.
  • Page 111 Printing images directly using a PictBridge compliant printer Stage 4: Printing Select print settings with v/V/b/ [Quantity] Selects the number of copies of the specified image to be printed. • The designated number of images may not all fit onto a single sheet depending on the quantity of images.
  • Page 112: Printing At A Shop

    Printing at a shop You can take a “Memory Stick Duo” containing images shot with the camera to a photo printing service shop. As long as the shop supports photo printing services conforming to the DPOF, you can make a (Print order) mark on images in advance so that you do not need to reselect them when you print them out at the shop.
  • Page 113 Printing at a shop Selecting and marking the images Press the MENU button while displaying images in single- image mode or in index mode. Select [DPOF] with v/V on the control button, [Multiple Images] with b/B, and then press z. Select an image to mark with the control button, then press z.
  • Page 114: Troubleshooting

    3 Initialize the settings (page 79). 4 Consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. Be aware that by sending the camera for repair, you give consent that the contents of the internal memory, Music files may be checked.
  • Page 115: Battery Pack And Power

    Troubleshooting Battery pack and power Cannot insert the battery pack. • Insert the battery pack correctly to push the battery eject lever. Cannot turn on the camera. After inserting the battery pack into the camera, it may take a few moments for the camera to •...
  • Page 116 Troubleshooting Cannot shoot in Smile Shutter mode. Press the shutter button all the way down. • No image is shot unless a smile is detected (page 31). • [Smile demo mode] is set to [On]. Set [Smile demo mode] to [Off] (page 80). •...
  • Page 117 Troubleshooting The flash does not work. The flash is set to (Flash forced off) (page 26). • You cannot use the flash when: • [REC Mode] is set to [Burst] or Exposure Bracket (page 50). – (High Sensitivity) mode, – Scene Selection mode (page 30).
  • Page 118 Troubleshooting The image is too bright. Adjust the exposure (page 52). • The image colors are not correct. Set [Color Mode] to [Normal] (page 60). • Vertical streaks appear when you are shooting a very bright subject. • The smear phenomenon is occurring and white, black, red, purple, or other streaks appear on the image.
  • Page 119: Viewing Images

    (Playback) button (page 33). The folder/file name has been changed on your computer (page 103). • Sony does not guarantee playback of image files on the camera if the files have been • processed using a computer or recorded with another camera.
  • Page 120: Computers

    Check that the computer and the Memory Stick Reader/Writer support “Memory Stick PRO • Duo”. Users of computers and Memory Stick Readers/Writers made by manufacturers other than Sony should contact those manufacturers. If “Memory Stick PRO Duo” is not supported, connect the camera to the computer (pages 97, •...
  • Page 121: Memory Stick Duo

    Troubleshooting You do not know how to use “Picture Motion Browser”. Refer to “PMB Guide” (page 96). • The image and sound are interrupted by noise when you view a movie on a computer. You are playing back the movie directly from the internal memory or the “Memory Stick •...
  • Page 122: Printing

    Troubleshooting Printing See “PictBridge compliant printer” together with the following items. Images are printed with both edges cut off. Depending on your printer, all the edges of the image may be cut off. Especially when you • print an image shot with the image size set to [16:9], the lateral end of the image may be cut off.
  • Page 123: Others

    Troubleshooting Printing is canceled. Confirm that you have disconnected the cable for multi-use terminal before the • (PictBridge Connecting) mark disappears. Cannot insert the date or print images in the index mode. The printer does not provide these functions. Consult the printer manufacturer as to whether •...
  • Page 124 Troubleshooting The lens gets fogged. Moisture condensation has occurred. Turn off the camera and leave it for about an hour before • using it. The lens does not move when you turn off the camera. The battery pack is discharged. Replace it with a charged battery pack. •...
  • Page 125: Warning Indicators And Messages

    If you cannot solve the problem even after trying the following corrective actions a few times, the camera may need repair. Contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. C:32: There is trouble with the camera’s •...
  • Page 126 File error An error occurred while the image was • playing back. Sony does not guarantee playback of image files on the camera if the files have been processed using a computer or recorded with another camera.
  • Page 127 Warning indicators and messages Macro is invalid The macro is unavailable under the • current settings (page 30). Flash settings cannot be changed The flash is unavailable under the • current settings (page 30). Maximum number of images already selected You can select up to 100 image files •...
  • Page 128 Warning indicators and messages Unable to detect face for retouch Retouching may not be possible • depending on the image. Turn the power off and on again The lens malfunction. • Self-Timer is invalid The self-timer is unavailable under • these settings (page 30).
  • Page 129: Using The Camera Abroad - Power Sources

    Others Using the camera abroad — Power sources You can use the camera, the battery charger (supplied), and the AC-LS5K AC Adaptor (not supplied) in any country or region where the power supply is within 100 V to 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz.
  • Page 130: On The "Memory Stick Duo

    On the “Memory Stick Duo” A “Memory Stick Duo” is a compact, portable IC recording medium. The types of “Memory Stick Duo” that can be used with the camera are listed in the table below. However, proper operation cannot be guaranteed for all “Memory Stick Duo”...
  • Page 131 On the “Memory Stick Duo” Notes on using the Memory Stick Duo Adaptor (not supplied) • To use a “Memory Stick Duo” with a “Memory Stick” compliant device, be sure to insert the “Memory Stick Duo” into a Memory Stick Duo Adaptor.
  • Page 132: On The Battery Pack

    On the battery pack On charging the battery pack We recommend charging the battery pack in an ambient temperature of between 10°C to 30°C (50°F to 86°F). The battery pack may not be fully charged in temperatures outside this range. Effective use of the battery pack •...
  • Page 133: On The Battery Charger

    On the battery charger On the battery charger • Do not charge any battery pack other than the NP-BG type or NP-FG type battery packs in the battery charger (supplied). Batteries other than the specified kind may leak, overheat, or explode if you attempt to charge them, posing a risk of injury from electrocution and burns.
  • Page 134: Index

    Index Index Add / Remove Favorites...64 Adjusting EV ...22, 52 AE/AF lock indicator ...25, 56 AF Illuminator...83 AF lock ...56 AF Mode...84 AF range finder frame ...55 Aperture...9 Auto Adjustment mode ...25 Auto Focus ...7, 55 Auto Orientation...86 Auto Review...86 B &...
  • Page 135 Index Happy Faces...69 HD(1080i)...81 High Sensitivity mode ...29 Histogram ...21, 22 Holding the camera...25 HOME ...41 Identifying parts...15 Image file storage destinations and file names...99 Image quality ...11 Image size ...11, 46 Incandescent ...57 Index screen ...34 Indicator...17 Initialize ...79 Install ...94 Internal memory...23 Internal Memory Tool...78...
  • Page 136 Index Smile Detection Sensitivity...49 Smile Shutter mode ...29, 31 Snow mode ...29 Soft Focus...67 Soft Snap mode ...29 Software...94, 96, 104 Spot AF...55 Spot metering ...54 Spot metering cross hairs ...54 SteadyShot...61 Trimming...66 Troubleshooting...114 TV...89 Twilight mode ...29 Twilight Portrait mode ...29 Underexposure...9 Underwater ...29 Underwater White Balance...
  • Page 137 GPL/ LGPL. Source code is provided on the web. Use the following URL to download it. http://www.sony.net/Products/Linux/ We would prefer you do not contact us about the contents of source code. Read “license2.pdf” in the “License” folder on the CD-ROM.
  • Page 138 Additional information on this product and answers to frequently asked questions can be found at our Customer Support Website.