Digital Still Camera
Read This First
Read This First
Before operating the unit, please read this manual and "User's Guide/Troubleshooting" (separate
volume) thoroughly, and retain them for future reference.
Refer to "User's Guide/Troubleshooting"
Explains advanced techniques and what to do if you experience trouble with
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Checking the accessories supplied
• AC-L15A AC Adaptor (1)
• Lens hood (1)
• Shoulder strap (1)
• Power cord (mains lead) (1)
• Lens cap (1)
• CD-ROM (Cyber-shot
Data Converter SR) (2)
• Operating instructions:
"Read This First" (this
• Rechargeable battery pack
• USB cable (1)
• Operating instructions:
• Video cable (1)
• Charge the supplied NP-FM50 battery pack before using the camera for the first time.
• The LCD screen and the LCD finder are manufactured using extremely high-precision technology so
over 99.99% of the pixels are operational for effective use. However, there may be some tiny black
points and/or bright points (white, red, blue or green in color) that constantly appear on the LCD screen.
These points are normal in the manufacturing process and do not affect the recording in any way.
• The camera is a precision instrument. Be careful not to bump the lens or the LCD screen, and not to
apply force to it. Attach the strap to prevent the camera from damage by being dropped, etc. t "User's
Guide/Troubleshooting" (page 18)
On carrying or storing
– Close the LCD screen toward the body.
– Set the zoom fully to the W position to put the lens in.
– Attach the lens cap.
Additional information on this product and answers to frequently asked questions can be
found at our Customer Support Website.
Prepare the battery pack
Be sure to turn off your camera before charging starts.
Insert the battery pack.
Battery eject lever
Open the battery cover
Firmly insert the battery pack all
Close the battery cover
the way while pressing the
battery eject lever with the tip
of the battery
To wall outlet
Open the cover, and pull it out. Connect the plug
to the DC IN jack.
Light on: Charging
Light off: Completed (Disconnect the AC Adaptor.)
• It takes approximately 180 minutes to charge a completely discharged battery pack using the AC Adaptor at a
temperature of 25°C (77°F). Charging may take longer under certain circumstances or conditions.
• The lamp also lights up while charging the flash.
Using the AC Adaptor
Use the camera connected to a wall outlet (wall socket) as illustrated above.
• Connect the AC Adaptor to an easily accessible wall outlet (wall socket). If any trouble occurs, immediately
disconnect the plug from the wall outlet (wall socket).
• After use, disconnect the AC Adaptor both from the camera and from the wall outlet (wall socket).
• This set is not disconnected from the AC power source (mains) as long as it is connected to the wall outlet
(wall socket) even if the set itself has been turned off.
• Do not use the AC Adaptor placed in a narrow space, such as between a wall and furniture.
To check the remaining battery time
Set the POWER switch to ON to turn on and check the time on the LCD screen.
• It takes about one minute until the correct battery remaining
• The displayed time remaining may not be correct under
To remove the battery pack
Open the cover and slide the battery eject lever in the direction of the arrow. Be careful not to
drop the battery pack.
Battery eject lever
To use your camera abroad — Power sources
You can use your camera and the AC Adaptor (supplied) in any country or region where the
power supply is within 100 V to 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz. Use a commercially available AC plug
adaptor [a], if necessary, depending on the design of the wall outlet (wall socket) [b].
• Do not use an electronic transformer (travel
converter), as this may cause a malfunction.
Turn the camera on/set the clock
Set the POWER switch to ON sliding
in the arrow direction.
Set the clock with the multi-selector.
Select the date display format by moving the multi-
selector to v/V, then press the center of the multi-selector.
Select each item by moving to b/B and set the numeric
value by moving to v/V, then press the center of the
Select [OK] by moving to B, then press the center of the
• To cancel, select [Cancel] and press the center of the multi-selector.
To change the date and time
(Setup) screen and perform the procedure in step 3 above.
Select [Clock Set] in the
t "User's Guide/Troubleshooting" (pages 32 and 82)
On the clock display
• If you selected [D/M/Y] in step 3-1, set the time on a 24-hour cycle.
• Midnight is indicated as 12:00 AM, and noon as 12:00 PM.
When turning on the power
• Unless you set the clock, the Clock Set screen appears each time the camera is turned on.
• The following screen appears when the camera is turned on for the second time or afterwards.
To turn off the power
Set the POWER switch to OFF sliding in the arrow direction.
• If the camera is running on battery power and you do not operate the camera for certain time, the camera
turns to Power Save mode (POWER lamp: red) automatically to prevent wearing down the battery pack. To
change the setting t "User's Guide/Troubleshooting" (page 72)
Changing the language setting
You can change the screen display to show messages in a specified language. To change the
language setting, press MENU to display the menu screen. Select
(Setup) with the control
(Setup1), and select the desired language. t "User's
button, then, select [
Guide/Troubleshooting" (page 80)
Insert a recording medium (not
Available recording medium for the camera
"Memory Stick Duo"
(using Memory Stick Duo Adaptor)
You can use a "Memory Stick", "Memory Stick Duo" (using Memory Stick Duo Adaptor)
Microdrive, or CompactFlash card (CF card) as a recording medium.
Open the "Memory Stick"/CF
Insert the "Memory Stick" all the way in until it clicks.
Close the "Memory Stick"/CF
Insert the Microdrive/CF card all the way in from the connector
side as shown in the illustration.
Switching the recording medium
: When recording images onto a "Memory Stick" or playing back images
from a "Memory Stick".
When recording images onto a Microdrive/CF card or playing back
images from a Microdrive/CF card.
We have checked the compatibility of following Microdrives.
Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, Inc.
DSCM-11000 (1 GB)
3K4-2 2GB (HMS 360402D 5CF00)
3K4-4 4GB (HMS 360404D 5CF00)
3K6-4 4GB (HMS 360604D 5CF00)
3K6-6 6GB (HMS 360606D 5CF00)
We have checked the compatibility of CF cards compliant with CompactFlash Type I and Type
II, however, we cannot guarantee proper operation of all CF cards.
• Copying between media cannot be done with this camera.
• You can insert a "Memory Stick" and a Microdrive/CF card at the same time. However, you cannot record an
image onto both the media simultaneously.
• For more information about the "Memory Stick" t "User's Guide/Troubleshooting" (page 122)
• The Microdrive is a compact and lightweight hard disk drive that complies with CompactFlash Type II
standards. For more information about the Microdrive t "User's Guide/Troubleshooting" (page 124)
• Before using a Microdrive/CF card, be sure to format it using this camera. Otherwise, satisfactory
performance may not be obtained. t "User's Guide/Troubleshooting" (page 78)
To remove a recording medium
Open the "Memory Stick"/CF card cover, then push the
"Memory Stick" in once or push the CF card eject lever so
that the Microdrive/CF card is ejected.
When the access lamp is lit
Never open the "Memory Stick"/CF card cover or turn off
the power. The data may be corrupted.
CF card eject lever
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