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Precautions; On The Internal Rechargeable - Sony DSC-P200 Fall 2005 User's Manual / Troubleshooting

Cyber-shot® cameras: cyber-shot® digital still camera; silver.
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Do not leave the camera in the
following places
• In an extremely hot place
In places such as in a car parked in the sun, the
camera body may become deformed and this
may cause a malfunction.
• Under direct sunlight or near a heater
The camera body may become discolored or
deformed, and this may cause a malfunction.
• In a location subject to rocking vibration
• Near strong magnetic place
• In sandy or dusty places
Be careful not to let sand or dust get into the
camera. This may cause the camera to
malfunction, and in some cases this malfunction
cannot be repaired.
On cleaning
Cleaning the LCD screen
Wipe the screen surface with an LCD cleaning kit
(not supplied) to remove fingerprints, dust, etc.
Cleaning the lens
Wipe the lens with a soft cloth to remove
fingerprints, dust, etc.
Cleaning the DC plug
Clean the DC plug of the AC Adaptor with a dry
cotton bud. Do not use a dirty plug. Use of a dirty
plug may not properly charge the battery pack.
Cleaning the camera surface
Clean the camera surface with a soft cloth slightly
moistened with water, then wipe the surface with
a dry cloth. Do not use the following as they may
damage the finish or the casing.
• Chemical products such as thinner, benzine,
alcohol, disposable cloths, insect repellent, or
insecticide, etc.
• Do not touch the camera with the above on your
• Do not leave the camera in contact with rubber
or vinyl for a long time.
On operating temperatures
Your camera is designed for use between the
temperatures of 0°C and 40°C (32°F and 104°F).
Shooting in extremely cold or hot places that
exceed this range is not recommended.
On moisture condensation
If the camera is brought directly from a cold to a
warm location, moisture may condense inside or
outside the camera. This moisture condensation
may cause a malfunction of the camera.
Moisture condensation occurs easily
• The camera is brought from a cold location such
as a ski slope into a warmly heated room
• The camera is taken from an air-conditioned
room or car interior to the hot outdoors, etc.
How to prevent moisture condensation
When bringing the camera from a cold place to a
warm place, seal the camera in a plastic bag and
allow it to adapt to conditions at the new location
over about an hour.
If moisture condensation occurs
Turn off the camera and wait about an hour for the
moisture to evaporate. Note that if you attempt to
shoot with moisture remaining inside the lens, you
will be unable to record clear images.

On the internal rechargeable

This camera has an internal rechargeable battery
for maintaining the date and time and other
settings regardless of whether the power is on or
This rechargeable battery is continually charged
as long as you are using the camera. However, if
you use the camera for only short periods, it
discharges gradually, and if you do not use the
camera at all for about one month it becomes
completely discharged. In this case, be sure to
charge this rechargeable battery before using the
However, even if this rechargeable battery is not
charged, you can still use the camera as long as
you do not record the date and time.
Charging method
Connect the camera to a wall outlet (wall socket)
using the AC Adaptor, or install a charged battery
pack, and leave the camera for 24 hours or more
with the power off.


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