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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. DSC-D770
Serial No.
DSC-D770
1999 by Sony Corporation
3-867-444-11 (1)

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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. DSC-D770 Serial No.

  • Page 2

    LITHIUM ION BATTERY. DISPOSE OF PROPERLY. You can return your unwanted lithium ion batteries to your nearest Sony Service Center or Factory Service Center. Note: In some areas the disposal of lithium ion batteries in household or business trash may be prohibited.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Battery Safety Precautions ... 5 Operation Precautions ... 7 To Maintain the Efficiency of the Camera ... 7 Please Read This ... 8 Checking the Supplied Accessories ... 10 Features ... 11 Locations and Functions of Parts Front ... 13 Rear ...

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    Playback Rotating the Picture ... 88 Viewing an Enlarged Picture ... 89 Checking the Histogram of a Picture ... 91 Erasing Erasing All Pictures ... 92 Erasing Selected Pictures ... 93 Erasing Pictures during Playback ... 95 Making it Impossible to Erase Important Pictures (Protect) ...

  • Page 5: Battery Safety Precautions

    Battery Safety Precautions Follow the safety advice below to avoid leakage, internal heating, fires, explosions or accidental ingestion of batteries. DANGER (This applies only to battery packs) • Only charge the battery with the supplied charger. • Do not put the battery into fire. Do not short it out or dissassemble it. Do not heat in a microwave or conventional oven.

  • Page 6: Operation Precautions

    Operation Precautions Places you should not leave your camera Do not operate or store your camera in places such as those listed below. Doing so may lead to the breakdown of your camera. • Unusually hot places If left in very hot places such as under the sun or in a car with the windows closed in summer, warping to the body or breakdown may occur.

  • Page 7: To Maintain The Efficiency Of The Camera

    To Maintain the Efficiency of the Camera Operating and Storage Places To avoid possible breakdown, do not use or store the camera in the following places: • Extremely hot or cold places (The operating temperature is 0°C to +40°C (32°F to 104°F)) •...

  • Page 8: Please Read This

    AC power adaptor/charger AC-VQ800 is necessary. The battery pack can also be purchased separately. To buy one, please check with your nearest Sony dealer. Battery Pack This unit operates only with the “InfoLITHIUM” battery NP-F550 (supplied). Other...

  • Page 9

    “Memory Stick” and PC Card Insert Sony “Memory Stick” MSA-8A (8MB) or MSA-4A (4MB), MSA-16A (16MB)(not supplied) into Memory Stick/PC Card Adaptor MSAC-PC2 for use with the digital still camera. The following PC cards may be used in the digital still camera: •...

  • Page 10: Checking The Supplied Accessories

    Checking the Supplied Accessories Before using the camera, make sure you have the following supplied accessories. Lens cap (1, fitted on the camera) Video cable (1) “Memory Stick” (1) User's manual (This book, 1) Viewfinder cap (1, fitted on the camera) Wireless remote control (1) Memory Stick/PC Card Adaptor (1) Rechargeable battery pack...

  • Page 11: Features

    Features 1/2 Inch 1,500,000 Pixel CCD The digital still camera comes equipped with an all-pixel reading 1/2 inch CCD with 1,500,000 effective picture dots. The unit also uses a primary color filter and 1344 1024 pixel high-resolution to reproduce the natural colors and resolution of photographs.

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    Two Frames/Second High Speed Picture Taking with Buffer Memory Loading Equipped with a continuous picture taking mode, the camera can take 2 frames per second of high-speed picture taking in 640 480 size, low mode. Taking Pictures for a Longer Period with the “InfoLITHIUM” Battery and Power Saving Option Using the “InfoLITHIUM”...

  • Page 13: Locations And Functions Of Parts

    Locations and Functions of Parts Front 1 Flash The camera has a built-in Guide Number GN10 flash. To use the flash, press the flash pop-up key. The cover will open and the flash warms up. The flash is stored when you close the cover.

  • Page 14: Rear

    Rear AE-LOCK R-REVIEW DISP INDEX/EZ.FOCUS •OFF •CAM •PLAY MENU EXCUTE EXIT !¶ !• !ª !§ !∞!¢ !£ !™ !¡ 1 Viewfinder Lets you frame the picture. 2 Eyesight Adjustment Lever Adjusts the level of the viewfinder to suit the eyesight of the picture taker. 3 Review Button Lets you view and play back pictures during the time set in the REVIEW TIME of the custom menu when pressed directly after taking a picture.

  • Page 15: Access Lamp

    7 Access Lamp Lights in red when a card is accessed by the camera during picture taking or playback. Caution When the access lamp is lit, do not eject the card or turn off the power source. The PC Card or “Memory Stick” may be damaged. Note The PC Card and the “Memory Stick”...

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    !§ Power/Mode Dial Selects camera conditions when turned while the mode lock (green) is held down. • OFF Turns the power off. • CAM Allows you to take pictures (CAM mode). • PLAY Allows you to play back the pictures you have taken (PLAY mode). Note LCD Monitor Display When the power/mode dial is turned to CAM, the LCD monitor remains off.

  • Page 17: Top

    !™ !¡ 1 Focus Ring Rotate left or right to adjust the focus. 2 Zoom Ring Rotate left or right to adjust the zoom ratio of the zoom lens. 3 Release Button Operates the shutter when shooting. 4 [r] (Light Metering Select) Button By turning the shift dial while pressing this button, you can choose from Spot (®...

  • Page 18: Mode Dial

    9 Mode Dial Pressing the shift button (top button) after it has been adjusted to the desired position sets the picture size and quality (in CAM mode) and changes the picture to be played back (in PLAY mode). 0 Connector Cover To view pictures on a television, open this cover and connect the video cable (supplied) to the video output terminal.

  • Page 19: Bottom

    Bottom 1 Tripod Hole Attach a tripod here. Standards are as listed below. ISO Standard l=4.5mm +/- 0.2mm ASA Standard l=0.197 inch 2 Battery Cover Open or close this cover to insert or take out the battery pack. 3 Battery Cover Lock Slide this lock to insert or take out the battery pack.

  • Page 20: Lcd Panel

    LCD Panel CAM Mode Shutter speed ISO Sensitivity Picture taking mode Picture number Flash mode Interval/self-timer/ single picture/continuous picture taking indicator PLAY Mode Picture number Note In CAM mode, when the release button is pressed while pressing the shift button, the shutter speed indicator changes to the remaining shot number indicator and the aperture indicator changes to remaining shooting time.

  • Page 21: Lcd Monitor

    LCD Monitor CAM mode Flash indicator CAM Mode WB-auto WB (white balance) mode Keyword PICTURE01 Picture folder name/ 1234/12345 file name *1 The illustration above shows the monitor in AE frame. You can also choose from Guide90 or Guide0 (Page 76). *2 Remaining shooting time is not displayed when using AC power adaptor/charger AC-VQ800.

  • Page 22: Viewfinder

    Viewfinder 2000 WB [ Light metering AE LOCK White balance Shutter speed aperture*/ Flash indicator EV compensation AF focusing indicator The EV compensation is displayed when EV Button is pressed.

  • Page 23: Preparations

    Preparations Charging the Battery Pack Charge the battery pack using battery charger BC-V615 (supplied) or AC power adaptor/charger AC- VQ800 (not supplied). Before using the camera for the first time, you need to charge the battery pack. Charge the battery when necessary, as indicated by the remaining shooting time on the LCD monitor or the battery indicator on the LCD panel.

  • Page 24: Installation Of The Battery Pack

    The digital still camera supports the “InfoLITHIUM” battery (L series). The “InfoLITHIUM” battery is recognized by the mark. “InfoLITHIUM” is a trademark of Sony Corporation. Installation of the Battery Pack After charging the battery, install it in the camera.

  • Page 25: Removing The Battery

    Slide the battery cover lock in the direction of the 4 mark (a), and open the battery cover (b). 2(a) 2(b) Insert the battery 4 mark side first until it firmly locks in place. Close the battery cover. Removing the Battery Make sure the camera power/mode dial is set to the OFF position.

  • Page 26: Setting The Time And Date

    Setting the Time and Date The shooting time and date are recorded automatically with information from the camera's internal clock. Set the clock to ensure the correct time and date are recorded. •OFF •CAM •PLAY MENU EXCUTE EXIT While pressing the mode lock (green), turn the power/mode dial to CAM mode.

  • Page 27

    CAM or PLAY from OFF, if the message “Date & Time not set” appears, it is time to charge the lithium button battery. Inquire about charging the battery at the store where you bought the camera or at any Sony service center.

  • Page 28: Preparing The Card

    Preparing the Card The picture is saved on the PC Card inserted in the camera (not supplied) or on the “Memory Stick”. Insert the “Memory Stick” in the Memory Stick/PC Card Adaptor and then insert the adaptor into the camera. In this guide the “Memory Stick”, when inserted in the Memory Stick/PC Card Adaptor, and the PC Card are referred to as Card.

  • Page 29: Inserting The Card

    Inserting the Card 1(b) 1(a) Slide the card cover bar lock downward (a) and open the card cover (b). Insert the card in the camera. Caution Make sure to insert the card in the proper direction. Forcing the card may result in damage to the camera and/or the card.

  • Page 30: Initializing A Card

    Initializing a Card Uninitialized PC cards cannot be used in the camera. Before use, cards must first be initialized using the camera. Caution If you initialize a card that has data recorded on it, all recorded data, including protected picture data, will be erased. •OFF •CAM •PLAY...

  • Page 31: Attaching The Viewfinder Cap

    Attaching the Viewfinder Cap Place the cap on the viewfinder when taking pictures with the LCD monitor under strong sunlight, such as outdoors. Keeping the cap on the viewfinder prevents strong rays of light from affecting the recorded pictures. Select “PC Card INIT” using the 4(UP)/ $(DOWN) buttons and then press the EXECUTE button.

  • Page 32: Attaching The Neck Strap Belt

    Attaching the Neck Strap Belt Attach the neck strap belt BLT-10(H) (supplied) to the camera for ease of carrying. Pull the belt through the neck strap belt holder on the camera. Pull the belt as shown in the diagram to adjust the length.

  • Page 33: Putting The Camera In A Semi-soft Case

    Attach the belt on the opposite side of the camera in the same way. Putting the Camera in a Semi-Soft Case Put the camera in semi-soft case LCM-D700 (not supplied) for convenience and ease of carrying.

  • Page 34: Taking A Picture

    Taking a Picture Taking Pictures Taking pictures is easy with automatic focus. In this manual, taking pictures while looking through the viewfinder is explained, but you can take pictures while looking through either the viewfinder or the LCD monitor. EXCUTE SIZE Take off the lens cap.

  • Page 35

    DRIVE AE-LOCK R-REVIEW Center the subject on which you'd like to focus in the center of the finder. 2000 Adjust the zoom by rotating the zoom ring left or right. Press the release button halfway. The AF LOCK indicator in the viewfinder flashes.

  • Page 36: Auto Focus

    EXCUTE Auto Focus This camera employs an auto focus mechanism. When auto focus is turned on, the camera automatically focuses on the picture subject. Auto focus is turned on by setting the focus mode switch to AF. Centering the LCD monitor or the center of the finder on the subject and pressing the release button halfway focuses the picture frame.

  • Page 37: Locking The Focus

    Locking the Focus When you focus the picture by pressing the release button halfway, the focus is set at that distance until you release the button. This is called Focus Lock. If you want to take a picture of a subject on the edge of the picture composition, engaging Focus Lock allows you to move the camera and then take the picture.

  • Page 38: Setting The Focus Manually

    Setting the Focus Manually You can set the focus manually with this camera. There are situations in which it is better to set the focus manually than use the auto focus function. Situations in which auto focus may not work well •...

  • Page 39

    Situations in which it is better to focus manually • When the subject and its surroundings are both dark; • When the subject offers little contrast on the screen, such as with walls or the sky; • When the background is too bright or the contrast between the background and the subject is too great;...

  • Page 40: Viewing

    Viewing Checking the Picture Content Below are the different ways for playing back recorded pictures. • Viewing pictures in succession Pictures are played back one by one in sequence. • Viewing pictures in an automatic cycle Pictures are automatically played back in a cycle. •...

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    •OFF •CAM •PLAY MENU EXCUTE EXIT Viewing Pictures in an Automatic Cycle Pictures are automatically played back frame by frame. •OFF •CAM •PLAY MENU EXCUTE EXIT Turn the power/mode dial to OFF to turn off the power. Note If the camera is on but not operated for about three minutes, power to the LCD monitor shuts off (Standby Mode).

  • Page 42

    Select “Interval Time” using the 4(UP)/ $(DOWN) buttons and then press EXECUTE. You can now set the number of seconds to display one picture. Auto Play Start Interval Time 2 sec Select the display interval time using the 4(UP)/ $(DOWN) buttons and then press the EXECUTE button.

  • Page 43

    DRIVE AE-LOCK R-REVIEW Viewing the Picture Index AE-LOCK R-REVIEW DISP INDEX •OFF •CAM •PLAY MENU •OFF EXCUTE •CAM EXIT •PLAY To end automatic playback, press the release button halfway. Automatic playback ends and the image appearing when you pressed the release button is displayed.

  • Page 44

    EXCUTE Rotate the shift dial to select a picture. The color of the picture you have chosen changes and information about that picture, such as date and exposure, is displayed. Note In Index Mode, when you rotate the shift dial while holding down the shift button, you can jump ten frames to choose a picture.

  • Page 45: Viewing Pictures On A Television

    Viewing Pictures on a Television You can view pictures taken with the digital still camera on a television when it is connected to the TV's video terminal. This is convenient for adjusting the focus and viewing pictures in succession. Using a PC Card Reader When you connect a PC card reader on your computer and install the driver, the card is recognized as a drive.

  • Page 46: Using The Pc Card/parallel Port Adaptor

    Using the PC Card/Parallel Port Adaptor When you connect the MSAC-PR1 PC card/parallel port adaptor on your computer and install the MSAC-PR1 device driver, the card is recognized as a drive. In this way, you can manage pictures saved on the card as computer files. The methods of connecting the PC card/parallel port adaptor to the computer and installing the PC card/parallel port adaptor driver are explained in this guide.

  • Page 47: Installing The Driver

    Installing the Driver Insert the supplied CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive. The “Sony MSAC-PR1 Setup” dialog box appears. Click “Install Sony MSAC-PR1 Drivers”. The “Setup Language” dialog box appears. Select a language and click [Next]. The “Welcome” dialog box appears.

  • Page 48

    Click [Next]. The “Software License Agreement” dialog box appears. After reading and agreeing with the terms of the Software License Agreement, Click [Yes]. The “Choose Destination Location” dialog box appears. Specify a destination folder for installation and click [Next]. The “Select Program Folder” dialog box appears.

  • Page 49

    Specify a program folder name and click [Next]. The “Start Copying Files” dialog box appears. Confirm the displayed installation settings and click [Next]. Installation starts and the “Sony MSAC-PR1 Drive Identification” dialog box appears. continued on next page...

  • Page 50

    Confirm the drive name of the PC card/parallel port adaptor and click [OK]. The “Setup Complete” dialog box appears. Click [Finish]. In step 9, if the “Yes, I want to read the README file now” box is checked, the README document is displayed. Installation is complete. Inserting the Card When you insert the card into the PC Card/Parallel port Adaptor, the drive that was specified as the drive name in step 8 of the "Install Driver"...

  • Page 51: Uninstalling The Driver

    If the MSAC-PR1 device driver is no longer necessary, you may remove it from your computer using the steps below. Click [Start] in the task bar, and then open [Program] from the [Start] menu and click on [Sony MSAC-PR1]-[Uninstall]. The uninstall confirmation dialog box is displayed. Click [Yes].

  • Page 52: Advanced Operations

    Advanced Operations Choosing the Exposure Mode Choose the exposure mode from the choices Program AE (Program), Aperture Priority AE (Aperture), Shutter Speed Priority AE (Shutter) or Manual Exposure (Manual). •OFF •CAM •PLAY MENU EXCUTE EXIT While pressing the mode lock (green), turn the power/mode dial to CAM.

  • Page 53

    Note After deciding the exposure mode, select the shutter speed and/or aperture as explained below. Program AE Turn the shift dial to choose a fixed shutter speed and aperture combination. Aperture Priority AE Turn the shift dial to the desired aperture. Shutter Speed Priority AE Turn the shift dial to the desired shutter speed.

  • Page 54: Choosing Picture Size

    Choosing Picture Size Choose the picture size to be recorded during shooting from among the following: 1344 1024, 640 480, 2D. Zoom. The larger the size, the fewer the number of pictures that can be recorded. •OFF •CAM •PLAY While pressing the mode lock (green), turn the power/mode dial to CAM.

  • Page 55: Choosing The Picture Quality Mode

    Choosing the Picture Quality Mode Choose the picture quality of shots recorded during shooting. You can choose from Super, High, Middle and Low. The number of pictures you can take differs depending on the picture quality. •OFF •CAM •PLAY Because the picture frame narrows in this mode, check shots with the LCD monitor.

  • Page 56

    Picture Size 1344 1024 640 480 2D. Zoom Rotate the shift dial while pressing the shift button. Choose a picture quality mode. QUALITY Super High Non compression Approx.1/4 Non compression Approx.1/3 TIFF RGB picture JPEG Y-C compressed picture Super Select this to get the highest quality picture. High Select this when you want to give your picture quality priority over the number of pictures.

  • Page 57: Choosing The Picture Taking Brightness (ev Compensation)

    Choosing the Picture Taking Brightness (EV compensation) When a exposure mode other than manual exposure (Manual) is chosen, you can adjust the brightness to fit the shooting conditions. AE-LOCK R-REVIEW DISP INDEX •OFF •CAM •PLAY MENU •OFF EXCUTE •CAM EXIT •PLAY DRIVE AE-LOCK...

  • Page 58: Adjusting For Natural Color Tone (white Balance Adjustment)

    Adjusting for Natural Color Tone (White Balance Adjustment) This camera comes equipped with the white balance function to give a more natural color tone to your pictures in a variety of shooting conditions. Choose a white balance mode from Auto White Balance (Auto), White Balance Hold (Hold), Outdoor (Outdoor), and Indoor (Indoor).

  • Page 59

    Adjusting White Balance with White Balance Hold Auto (Auto White Balance) This is the default. White balance is automatically adjusted to give a natural color tone according to the amount of light when shooting. Hold (White Balance Hold) Choose this when you want better color reproduction or you are shooting a monochrome subject and background.

  • Page 60: Changing The Iso Sensitivity

    Changing the ISO Sensitivity You can the get the same effect with this mode as is achieved by using films with different ISO sensitivities in film cameras. You can choose from ISO 50, 100 and 400. •OFF •CAM •PLAY When the WB indicator disappears, white balance adjustment is complete.

  • Page 61: Choosing A Light Metering Method

    Choosing a Light Metering Method According to the picture taking conditions and purpose, you can choose the method for measuring light for the exposure from AVERAGE ([ ]) or SPOT (®). AE-LOCK R-REVIEW DISP INDEX •OFF •CAM •PLAY MENU •OFF EXCUTE •CAM EXIT...

  • Page 62

    DRIVE AE-LOCK R-REVIEW While pressing the [r] button (SPOT light meter switch button), turn the shift dial to choose the light meter reading method. LIGHT METERING AVERAGE (Center-weighted average light metering) Appropriate for average picture taking conditions. Takes the average light metering of the whole screen after you have placed the focal point in the center of the viewfinder.

  • Page 63: Resetting The Content Of The Settings

    Resetting the Content of the Settings Resetting the modes returns the following settings to those set forth by the factory. • mode dial settings • Miscellaneous Settings (page 74) •OFF •CAM •PLAY While pressing the mode lock (green), turn the power/mode dial to CAM mode.

  • Page 64: Saving The Content Of Settings

    Saving the Content of Settings You can save the content of the following settings in up to 3 user files. • mode dial settings • the content of Miscellaneous Settings (page 74) •OFF •CAM •PLAY MENU EXCUTE EXIT While pressing the mode lock (green), turn the power/mode dial to CAM mode.

  • Page 65: Reading The Saved Settings

    •OFF •CAM •PLAY MENU EXCUTE EXIT Reading the Saved Settings Reading the user file you have saved sets the same content in the user file. •OFF •CAM •PLAY Press the EXECUTE button. The setting content is saved as a user file with the chosen file number.

  • Page 66: Making A Folder To Save Pictures

    Making a Folder to Save Pictures When you make a folder on a card, picures are thereafter saved in that folder. In this way you can manage pictures as you take them. •OFF •CAM •PLAY MENU EXCUTE EXIT While pressing the shift button, turn the shift dial to choose a user file number from No.

  • Page 67: Attaching Keywords (id Numbers) To Pictures

    Attaching Keywords (ID Numbers) to Pictures You can attach a keyword of up to 16 letters to a picture. The keyword is displayed when the picture is played back. You can specify a keyword for a picture before taking it, or attach or change the keyword after the picture has been taken.

  • Page 68

    Select “ID Set” using the 4(UP)/$(DOWN) buttons. CAMERA MENU Custom PC Card INIT User File Save New Folder ID Set File No. Mem WB Flash Date & Time LCD Set Display Set Press the EXECUTE button. The keyword screen is displayed. ID SET P No.99 MODE...

  • Page 69

    Choose “Inc” if you want the number of the picture to be automatically included at the end of keyword every time you take a picture. (ex.) The keyword is PICTURE01 1st picture : PICTURE01 2nd picture : PICTURE02 9th picture : PICTURE09 10th picture : PICTURE10...

  • Page 70

    •OFF •CAM •PLAY MENU EXCUTE EXIT Adding or Changing a Keyword to a Picture that has Already been Taken •OFF •CAM •PLAY MENU EXCUTE EXIT If you finish inputting the keyword before reaching the 16-letter limit, move the cursor to END and press the EXECUTE button.

  • Page 71

    •OFF •CAM •PLAY MENU EXCUTE EXIT Press the EXECUTE button. The keyword input screen is displayed. If a keyword has already been attached to the picture, that keyword is displayed. P No.99 ID SET ID No. [0123456789012345] 0123456789!"#$%&' ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRS TUVWXYZ*+,-./;:<=>? 100MIN abcdefghijklmnopqrs tuvwxyz@[¥]^_{ } 0001/00009...

  • Page 72: Choosing A Method To Attach A File Name To A Picture

    Choosing a Method to Attach a File Name to a Picture When a picture is taken, a number from 00001-99999 is automatically attached as a file name to the picture. The following methods to attach a number are possible. • Attach serial numbers on an individual card. •...

  • Page 73

    Select “Memory” using the 4(UP)/$(DOWN) buttons and press the EXECUTE button. You can now change the “Memory” setting. Select either “off” or “on” using the 4(UP)/ $(DOWN) buttons and press the EXECUTE button. Serial numbers are attached as file names on each card.

  • Page 74: Miscellaneous Settings

    •OFF •CAM •PLAY MENU EXCUTE EXIT Miscellaneous Settings The following settings are available with the digital still camera. • Auto Power Off Function • Interval Shooting (page 85) • Review Function (page 87) • Self-Timer • Sharpness • Histogram (page 87, 91) •...

  • Page 75

    Press the EXECUTE button. The CUSTOM menu is displayed. CUSTOM Power Save Interval Rec Time 00:00:10 Review Review Time 5 sec Self-Timer 10 sec Sharpness Soft/Normal/Hard Histogram Manual/Auto Frame Beep Choose the item you would like to set using the 4(UP)/$(DOWN) buttons and press the EXECUTE button.

  • Page 76

    Note You can display the last picture taken at any time by pressing the REVIEW button. Review Time When Review is on or when the REVIEW button is pressed, the picture and/or histogram display time can be set for an interval within the range of 1 to 10 seconds (in one-second units).

  • Page 77

    • “Type” This item determines the type of frame displayed on the monitor. Selecting “AE frame” selects the AE frame type. This frame shows the light metering area used for determining exposure. Note that metering is done in the same manner regardless of whether the AE frame is displayed.

  • Page 78

    •OFF •CAM •PLAY MENU EXCUTE EXIT • “Top” The “Top” item is used for setting the position of the Guide 90 or Guide 0 guide line that is bisected by a crosshair. The guide line can be positioned anywhere between the points that are 1/10 of the monitor width from the sides (for the Guide 90 frame) or top and bottom (for the Guide 0 frame) of the monitor.

  • Page 79: Shooting With The Flash

    Advanced Operations Taking a Picture Shooting with the Flash Use the flash when taking pictures in dark places, such as indoors. A flash is built-in in the unit. Depending on shooting conditions, choose a flash mode from among Auto, On, Off, and External. When shooting in the External mode, attach an external flash to the accessory shoe to take flash pictures.

  • Page 80

    Note Concerning Use of the Built-in Flash When photos are taken using the built-in flash, occlusion of light from the flash can occur under the following circumstances, resulting in a shadow at the bottom of the recorded image. If this occurs, change the zoom setting or use the optional external flash unit, as appropriate.

  • Page 81: Adjusting White Balance When Taking Pictures With The Flash

    DRIVE Adjusting White Balance when Taking Pictures with the Flash You can adjust the white balance when using the flash. •OFF •CAM •PLAY MENU EXCUTE EXIT If the flash mode is set to Auto or On, when the flash indicator flashes, the flash is warming up. When the flash lamp light becomes constant, the flash is ready for use.

  • Page 82

    Press the EXECUTE button. The WB FLASH menu is displayed. Select “Flash Mode” using the 4(UP)/$(DOWN) buttons and press the EXECUTE button. WB FLASH Flash Mode /External Internal Interval 10 sec(3~10) Start You can now set the flash mode. Choose “Internal” (built-in flash) or “External” (external flash) using the 4(UP)/$(DOWN) buttons and press the EXECUTE button.

  • Page 83: Continuous Shooting

    Continuous Shooting In this mode you can continuously shoot pictures until you reach the maximum number by keeping the release button pressed. •OFF •CAM •PLAY Select “Start” using the 4(UP)/$(DOWN) buttons and then press EXECUTE. “WB” is displayed in the viewfinder and white balance adjustment begins.

  • Page 84

    While pressing the shift button, turn the shift dial to select “Cont1” or “Cont2.” DRIVE 1Shot Cont1 Cont2 Self Timer Interval Rec Cont1 In this mode, when the shooting mode is set to a mode other than manual exposure, the exposure is automatically adjusted every time a picture is taken.

  • Page 85: Taking A Picture At Regular Intervals (interval Shooting)

    Taking a Picture at Regular Intervals (Interval Shooting) In this mode, after pressing the release button, pictures are continuously taken at regular intervals. How to set the shooting interval is described in the Miscellaneous Settings section (page 74). •OFF •CAM •PLAY While pressing the mode lock (green), turn the power/mode lock to CAM.

  • Page 86: Taking A Picture With The Self-timer

    Taking a Picture with the Self-Timer In this mode, after pressing the release button, the shutter automatically clicks after a set period of time. How to set the time between the pressing of the release button and the shutter release is described in the Miscellaneous Settings section (page 74).

  • Page 87: Checking Pictures Directly After Shooting (review Function And Histogram)

    Checking Pictures Directly After Shooting (Review Function and Histogram) When the REVIEW button is pressed directly after taking a picture, the picture is displayed on the LCD monitor in this mode. When you turn the review function on in Miscellaneous Settings, pictures are displayed automatically, without having to press the REVIEW button.

  • Page 88: Rotating The Picture

    Advanced Operations Playback Rotating the Picture You can rotate the picture 90° clockwise or counter-clockwise, or 180° during playback. •OFF •CAM •PLAY MENU EXCUTE EXIT While pressing the mode lock (green), turn the power/mode dial to PLAY. The LCD monitor turns on. Push the MENU button.

  • Page 89: Viewing An Enlarged Picture

    •OFF •CAM •PLAY MENU EXCUTE EXIT 7, 8 Viewing an Enlarged Picture You can view an enlarged detail of a picture during playback. •OFF •CAM •PLAY MENU EXCUTE EXIT The picture is displayed at the angle of rotation chosen. Rotate the picture as described in step 5 as often as necessary.

  • Page 90

    Press the EXECUTE button. The area of the picture to be enlarged is framed with a green line. 0001/00001 Select the area to be enlarged using the 4(UP)/ $(DOWN) buttons. The frame moves left when the 4(UP) button is pressed. The frame moves right when the $(DOWN) button is pushed.

  • Page 91: Checking The Histogram Of A Picture

    •OFF •CAM •PLAY MENU EXCUTE EXIT Checking the Histogram of a Picture When the REVIEW button is pressed while a picture is being displayed, the histogram for that picture is displayed. Note While viewing this screen, you can change the area to be enlarged by pressing the 4(UP)/ $(DOWN) buttons.

  • Page 92: Erasing All Pictures

    Advanced Operations Erasing Erasing All Pictures You can erase all saved pictures that are no longer needed from the card. However, you cannot erase pictures that have been protected. •OFF •CAM •PLAY MENU EXCUTE EXIT While pressing the mode lock (green), turn the power/mode dial to PLAY.

  • Page 93: Erasing Selected Pictures

    Erasing Selected Pictures You can erase selected saved pictures, with the exception of protected pictures, from the card. •OFF •CAM •PLAY MENU EXCUTE EXIT Press the EXECUTE buttons. Picture erasing begins. When deletion is finished, the LCD monitor display returns to the state shown in step 1. Caution Do not remove the card during picture deletion.

  • Page 94

    AE-LOCK R-REVIEW DISP INDEX •OFF •CAM •PLAY MENU EXCUTE EXIT Choose “Select” using the 4(UP)/$(DOWN) buttons and then press the EXECUTE button. The screen from which to choose pictures for deletion appears. Turn the shift dial to the picture you would like to erase and press the EXECUTE button.

  • Page 95: Erasing Pictures During Playback

    •OFF •CAM •PLAY MENU EXCUTE EXIT 10~12 Erasing Pictures during Playback You can erase pictures shown on the LCD monitor during playback. However, protected pictures cannot be erased. •OFF •CAM •PLAY MENU EXCUTE EXIT Press the EXECUTE button. Picture erasing begins. When deletion is finished, the LCD monitor returns to the state shown in step 5.

  • Page 96

    Select “Delete” using the 4(UP)/$(DOWN) buttons. PLAY MENU Rotate D.Zoom Auto Play Protect Delete PC Card INIT ID Set LCD Set Display Set Press the EXECUTE button. The Delete menu is displayed. Select “1 Shot” using the 4(UP)/$(DOWN) buttons and then press the EXECUTE button. Delete 1 Shot Select...

  • Page 97: Making It Impossible To Erase Important Pictures (protect)

    •OFF •CAM •PLAY MENU EXCUTE EXIT 7, 8 Making it Impossible to Erase Important Pictures (Protect) You can save pictures from being accidentally erased. This is called "protecting" the picture. You can protect pictures when they are shown on the LCD monitor during playback. •OFF •CAM •PLAY...

  • Page 98

    •OFF •CAM •PLAY MENU EXCUTE EXIT Press the EXECUTE button. The PROTECT menu is displayed. PROTECT Choose “1 Shot on/off” using the 4(UP)/ $(DOWN) buttons and then press the EXECUTE button. The chosen picture is protected, indicated by a P on the LCD monitor.

  • Page 99: Setting The Lcd Monitor Display

    Advanced Operations Miscellaneous Setting the LCD Monitor Display You can set whether or not the LCD monitor displays necessary information for playback or taking a picture, such as picture size or AF/AE frame. •OFF •CAM •PLAY MENU EXCUTE EXIT While pressing the mode lock (green), turn the power/mode dial to CAM.

  • Page 100

    •OFF •CAM •PLAY MENU EXCUTE EXIT Select the item you want to set using the 4(UP)/ $(DOWN) buttons and press the EXECUTE button. The selected item is ready to change. DISPLAY SET Size/Qlty/Rotate Folder/File Name ID No. Date/Time Remaining Shot Tv/Av/Evcomp Frame Select “on”...

  • Page 101: Adjusting Picture Display On The Lcd Monitor

    Adjusting Picture Display on the LCD Monitor Adjusts picture display items such as contrast, brightness, and display range on the LCD monitor. •OFF •CAM •PLAY MENU EXCUTE EXIT While pressing the mode lock (green), turn the power/mode dial to PLAY. The LCD monitor turns on.

  • Page 102

    •OFF •CAM •PLAY MENU EXCUTE EXIT Choose a value using the 4(UP)/$(DOWN) buttons and press the EXECUTE button. The items you can set are listed below: Contrast, Bright, Color or Picture Contrast, brightness, color density or picture sharpness can be set within a -10 to +10 range (in units of 1).

  • Page 103: Operating The Wireless Remote Control

    Operating the Wireless Remote Control Using the supplied wireless remote control RM-S7D, you can perform the same release button and shift dial operations as on the camera unit. The remote control is convenient when you want to take pictures away from the camera or for playing back pictures on a television.

  • Page 104: Using A Wall Socket

    Using a Wall Socket To take or play back pictures without using a battery, plug the camera into a wall socket using the battery charger AC-VQ800 (not supplied) and DC power cable DK-415 (supplied with the AC-VQ800). Insert a lithium button battery CR2025 into the battery case, making sure the + (plus) side is visible.

  • Page 105

    AE-LOCK R-REVIEW DISP INDEX •OFF •CAM •PLAY •OFF MENU •CAM EXCUTE •PLAY EXIT Make sure the power/mode dial on the camera is set to OFF. Slide the battery cover lock in the direction of the 4 mark (a), and open the battery cover (b). Remove the rubber from inside the battery cover.

  • Page 106: Menu Summary

    Menu Summary There are three menus in the camera: Shooting Menu, Camera Menu, and Playback Menu. Mode Menu The menu for setting shooting conditions. To call up this menu, set the power/mode dial to CAM, turn the mode dial and press the shift button.

  • Page 107: Camera Menu

    Camera Menu The menu for setting the shooting conditions and functions of the camera. To call up the camera menu, turn the power/mode dial to the CAM mode position and press the MENU button. No.1 WB-auto 0001/00172 +0.50EV 300 F3.4 CAMERA MENU Custom PC Card INIT...

  • Page 108

    LCD Monitor Picture Display Fine LCD SET Tuning Contrast Adjusts picture display items such as Bright Color contrast, brightness, and display range on Picture Disp Area Normal the LCD monitor. LCD Monitor Display Setting DISPLAY SET Sets whether or not information necessary Size/Qlty/Rotate Folder/File Name for shooting or playing back a picture such...

  • Page 109: Playback Menu

    Playback Menu The menu for setting different picture and playback options. To call up the menu, turn the power/mode dial to the PLAY position and press the MENU button. PLAY No.1 99-07-04 10:18:36 0001/00172 PLAY MENU Rotate D.Zoom Auto Play Protect Delete PC Card INIT...

  • Page 110

    LCD Monitor Display Setting DISPLAY SET Sets whether or not necessary information Size/Qlty/Rotate Folder/File Name for picture taking or playback, such as ID No. picture size or Frame, is displayed on the Date/Time Remaining Shot LCD monitor. Tv/Av/Evcomp Frame Page 99...

  • Page 111: Maintenance

    Maintenance Maintenance of the Camera Surface If the camera surface gets dirty, lighty wipe with a dry cloth. If the camera is very dirty, wipe with a cloth moistened with a small amount of neutral detergent and wipe dry. • When using a chemical cleaning cloth, follow the manufacturer's instructions. •...

  • Page 112: Troubleshooting

    Before bringing in your camera for servicing, check the following table as a guide to troubleshoot the problem. If the problem cannot be corrected, contact your Sony dealer or Sony Customer Service. If messages you are unfamiliar with appear in the viewfinder, or on the LCD panel or LCD monitor, refer to “Warning Indicators”...

  • Page 113

    Symptom Auto focus does not work. Picture is dark. When shooting a bright subject, vertical lines appear on the picture. Black dots appear on LCD monitor or red, blue, and green dots cannot be erased. LCD display in the viewfinder is blurry.

  • Page 114

    Symptom Picture is not recorded when you press the release button. Vertical lines appear around lights or candle flames, etc., shot against a dark background. Auto focus does not work when shooting at night. Camera will not play back. Cannot erase a picture. There is interference on the picture or LCD monitor.

  • Page 115: Warning Indicators

    Warning Indicators LCD Monitor The following warning indicators appear on the LCD monitor. CARD FULL Low Battery Charge Indicator When the battery voltage becomes low, the remaining battery time indicator on the LCD monitor changes to the indicator.* * When using the AC power adaptor/charger, this indicator does not appear.

  • Page 116

    LCD Panel The following warning indicators appear on the LCD panel. Battery Indicator As the battery voltage becomes low, on the LCD panel. The battery indicator changes as follows: Battery Indicator Battery Charge Amount Standard (A fully charged battery is 100%) 100 to 80% 80 to 60% 60 to 40%...

  • Page 117

    EV Indicator The letters EV appear whenever EV compensation mode is on. When EV compensation is turned to +/- 0.0, the indicator does not appear. Auto Focus Off Indicator When the AF switch is turned to MF (manual focus), the MF indicator appears.

  • Page 118: Error Messages

    Error Messages The following messages are displayed on the camera's LCD monitor or LCD panel or in the viewfinder. Refer to list below for the meaning of the error message. Message on LCD Panel or Message on LCD Monitor in Viewfinder Card NO CARD Full...

  • Page 119

    (page 67) The lithium button battery used to maintain the internal clock has run out. Contact your nearest Sony dealer or Sony Customer Service. (page 27) A card that cannot be used in the camera is inserted.

  • Page 120: Specifications

    Digital still camera Super – TIFF (Non compression) High, Middle, Low – JPEG (compression) PCMCIA ATA TYPE II card Sony “Memory Stick” (for use with Memory Stick/PC Card Adapter) 1/2 inch single-plate, solid-state picture element (all elements read) Total dot number: 1,500,000 pixels approx.

  • Page 121

    Lens Photographic sensitivity Focus control Light Meter Exposure mode EV compensation Internal flash White balance Input/Output Terminals Video output terminal Accessory shoe zoom f = 5.2 to 26mm (equivalent to 28 to 140 for 35mm film cameras), 13 lens, 10 group, filter diameter: 62mm ISO 50, 100, 400 CCD TTL auto/manual focus mechanism...

  • Page 122

    Accessories Viewfinder cap (fitted on the lens, 1) Lens cap (fitted on the lens, 1) Video cable (1) Wireless remote control (1) “Memory Stick” (1) Memory Stick/PC Card Adaptor (1) User's manual (1) “InfoLITHIUM” battery NP-F550 (1) Battery charger BC-V615 (1) Neck strap belt BLT-10(H) (1) PC Card/parallel port adaptor MSAC-PR1 (1) Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.

  • Page 123: Index

    Index AE-LOCK ... 37 Aperture ... 52 Aperture Priority AE ... 52 Auto Focus ... 36 Automatic Cycle Viewing ... 40, 41 Battery Cover Lock ... 25 Battery Indicator ... 115, 116 Battery Pack Charging Time ... 23 Battery Pack Continuous Use Time ... 23 Battery Pack Installation ...

  • Page 124

    Reading Setting Content ... 65 Remote Control ... 103 Resetting Settings Content ... 63 Review Function ... 87 Rotation ... 88 Saving User Files ... 64 Self-Timer ... 86 Semi-soft Case ... 33 Settings Auto Power Off Function ... 74 Beep ...

  • Page 128

    For information regarding the DSC-D770, please see our Internet home page at http://www.world.sony.com/DSC-D770 Sony Corporation Printed in Japan...

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