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Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-P32 Operating Instructions Manual

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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-P32/P52/P72
Serial No.
DSC-P32/P52/P72
© 2003 Sony Corporation
3-082-146-11(1)
Getting started ________________________
Shooting still images __________________
Viewing still images ___________________
Deleting still images ___________________
Before advanced operations _____________
Advanced still image shooting ____________
Advanced still image viewing_____________
Still image editing ______________________
Enjoying movies________________________
Enjoying images on your computer _______
Troubleshooting ________________________
Additional information ___________________
Index ______________________________

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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-P32/P52/P72 Serial No.
  • Page 2 (servicing) instructions in the literature accompanying the appliance. If you have any questions about this product, you may call: Sony Customer Information Services Center 1-800-222-SONY (7669) The number below is for the FCC related matters only. Regulatory Information Declaration of Conformity...
  • Page 3 Never use the plug without the fuse cover. If you should lose the fuse cover, please contact your nearest Sony service station. For the Customers in Europe This product has been tested and found...
  • Page 4: Before Using Your Camera

    Certain countries may regulate disposal of the battery used to power this product. Please consult with your local authority. “Memory Stick” For the Customers in the U.S.A. and Canada THIS CLASS B DIGITAL DEVICE COMPLIES WITH PART 15 OF THE FCC RULES AND THE CANADIAN ICES-003 OPERATION IS SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING TWO CONDITIONS:...
  • Page 5 The illustrations and screen status used in this manual are of the DSC-P72 unless noted otherwise. Trademarks • “Memory Stick,” , and “MagicGate Memory Stick” are trademarks of Sony Corporation. • “Memory Stick Duo” and are trademarks of Sony Corporation. • “Memory Stick PRO” and are trademarks of Sony Corporation.
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents Before using your camera ... 4 Identifying the parts ... 8 Getting started Preparing batteries ... 14 Charging the batteries ... 14 Inserting the batteries... 16 Using an external power source... 19 Using your camera abroad ... 19 Turning your camera on/off ...
  • Page 7 Advanced still image viewing Selecting the folder and playing back images – Folder ...61 Enlarging a portion of a still image...62 Enlarging an image – Playback zoom...62 Recording an enlarged image – Trimming ...63 Playing back successive images – Slide show...63 Rotating still images –...
  • Page 8: Identifying The Parts

    Identifying the parts A POWER button (20) B Shutter button (26) C Flash (32) D Microphone E Self-timer lamp (31)/ AF illuminator (33) F Tripod receptacle (bottom surface) G POWER lamp (20) H Finder window I Lens (DSC-P72) J Access lamp (23) K “Memory Stick”...
  • Page 9 A Zoom buttons (during shooting) (29)/Index buttons (during playback) (37) B Control button (Menu on) (v/V/b/B/z) (20)/ (Menu off) ( / /7/ ) (32/31/28/ C Mode selector (21) : To view or edit images : To shoot still images : To shoot movies/Clip Motion images/Multi Burst mode images SET UP: To set the SET UP items D Finder (34)
  • Page 10 Identifying the parts (continued) A POWER button (20) B Shutter button (26) C Flash (32) D Microphone E Self-timer lamp (31)/ AF illuminator (33) F Tripod receptacle (bottom surface) G POWER lamp (20) H Finder window I Lens (DSC-P52) J Access lamp (23) K “Memory Stick”...
  • Page 11 A Zoom buttons (during shooting) (29)/Index buttons (during playback) (37) B Control button (Menu on) (v/V/b/B/z) (20)/ (Menu off) ( / ) (32/31/28/ C Mode selector (21) : To view or edit images : To shoot still images : To shoot movies/Clip Motion images/Multi Burst mode images SET UP: To set the SET UP items D Finder (34)
  • Page 12 Identifying the parts (continued) A POWER button (20) B Shutter button (26) C Flash (32) D Finder window E Lens F Tripod receptacle (bottom surface) G POWER lamp (20) H Microphone I Self-timer lamp (31)/ AF illuminator (33) (DSC-P32) J Access lamp (23) K “Memory Stick”...
  • Page 13 A Zoom buttons (during shooting) (29)/Index buttons (during playback) (37) B Control button (Menu on) (v/V/b/B/z) (20)/ (Menu off) ( / ) (32/31/28/ C Mode selector (21) : To view or edit images : To shoot still images : To shoot movies/Clip Motion images/Multi Burst mode images SET UP: To set the SET UP items D Finder (34)
  • Page 14: Getting Started

    Preparing batteries Use the following batteries in this camera. Acceptable batteries HR 15/51:HR6 (size AA) Nickel-Metal Hydride batteries (2) – NH-AA-DA (2) (supplied) – NH-AA-2DA twin-pack (not supplied) R6 (size AA) alkaline batteries (2) Batteries that cannot be used Manganese batteries, lithium batteries, ni- cad batteries If you use the batteries described above, we cannot guarantee full performance of the...
  • Page 15: Charging Time

    Charging time Nickel-Metal Hydride Charging time battery NH-AA-DA × 2 Approx. 6 hours (supplied) This represents the time required to charge fully depleted Nickel-Metal Hydride batteries using the supplied battery charger in an environment where the ambient temperature is 25°C (77°F). •...
  • Page 16: Inserting The Batteries

    Inserting the batteries , Open the battery cover. Slide it in the direction of the arrow with the OPEN button pressed, and it opens out. , Insert the batteries. Match the +/− poles of the batteries to the +/ − marks inside the battery case. •...
  • Page 17 Battery remaining indicator (When using the Nickel-Metal Hydride batteries) As the battery power decreases with use, the battery remaining indicator displays the amount of power remaining using the following symbols. Battery Battery remaining remaining guidelines indicator (A full charge is 100%) Sufficient power remaining Battery half full Battery low, recording/...
  • Page 18 Approx. 140 Approx. 70 Approx. 80 Approx. 40 Approx. 140 Approx. 70 When using Sony alkaline batteries Shooting under the following conditions: – The image quality is set to [Fine]. – Shooting one image every 30 seconds. – Alternatively pressing the zoom W and T buttons fully for each shot (DSC-P72/P52 only).
  • Page 19: Using An External Power Source

    Using an external power source AC Adaptor (not supplied) DC plug Jack cover , Open the jack cover, then connect the AC-LS5 AC Adaptor (not supplied) to the DC IN jack of the camera. Connect the plug with the v mark facing toward the LCD screen.
  • Page 20: Turning Your Camera On/Off

    Turning your camera on/off POWER lamp POWER POWER , Press POWER to turn on the camera. The POWER lamp lights in green and the power is on. When you turn on the camera for the first time, the Clock Set screen appears (page 21).
  • Page 21: Setting The Date And Time

    Setting the date and time Mode selector , Set the mode selector to • You can carry out this operation even when the mode selector is set to • To set the time and the date again, set the mode selector to SET UP, select [Clock Set] in (Setup 1) (pages 45, 107), then proceed from Step 3.
  • Page 22 Clock Set 2003 / , Select the year, month, day, hour, or minute item you want to set with b/B on the control button. v is shown above and V is shown below the selected item. Clock Set Y/M/D M/D/Y D/M/Y 2003 / Cancel...
  • Page 23: Shooting Still Images

    Inserting and removing a “Memory Stick” , Open the “Memory Stick” cover. Slide the cover in the direction of the arrow. • For more information about the “Memory Stick,” see page 109. Terminal Label side side , Insert the “Memory Stick.” Insert the “Memory Stick”...
  • Page 24: Setting The Still Image Size

    Setting the still image size Mode selector , Set the mode selector to 3.1M 3.1M 2.8M(3:2) 2.0M 1.2M Image Size , Turn on the camera, then press (Image Size). The Image Size setup item appears. • For more information about the image size, see page 25.
  • Page 25: Image Size And Quality

    CCD. However, the maximum number of pixels recorded is 3.1 mega pixels. • When the images recorded using other Sony devices are played back, the image size indication may be different from the actual image size.
  • Page 26: Basic Still Image Shooting - Using Auto Mode

    Basic still image shooting – using auto mode Mode selector , Set the mode selector to and turn on the camera. The recording folder name is indicated on the LCD screen for about five seconds. • The lens cover opens when the power is turned •...
  • Page 27 , Press the shutter button fully down. The shutter clicks, the shooting is completed, and the still image is saved in the “Memory Stick.” When the recording lamp (pages 9, 11, 13) goes out, you can shoot the next image. •...
  • Page 28: Checking The Last Image Shot - Quick Review

    Basic still image shooting – using auto mode (continued) About Auto Focus When you try to shoot a subject that is hard to focus on, the AE/AF lock indicator will change to flashing slowly. The Auto Focus function may be difficult to use with in the following subjects.
  • Page 29: Using The Zoom Feature

    Using the zoom feature W (wide-angle) T (telephoto) x1.1 x5.0 , Press the zoom buttons to choose the desired zoom position, and shoot your image. The minimum distance needed to focus on a subject Approximately 50 cm (19 inches) from the end of the lens (DSC-P72) Approximately 8 cm (3 inches) (W)/...
  • Page 30: Shooting Close-Ups - Macro (Dsc-P72 Only)

    Shooting close-ups Macro (DSC-P72 only) For close-ups of small subjects like flowers or insects, shoot using the macro feature. You can use this feature for close-ups of subjects up to the distances specified below. When the zoom is set all the way to the W side: 10 cm (4 inches) from the end of the lens When the zoom is set all the way to...
  • Page 31: Using The Self-Timer

    Using the self-timer , Set the mode selector to and press V ( ) on the control button. (Self-timer) indicator appears on the LCD screen. • If the menu is currently displayed, press MENU first to make the menu disappear. •...
  • Page 32: Selecting A Flash Mode

    Selecting a flash mode , Set the mode selector to and press v ( ) on the control button repeatedly to select a flash mode. The flash mode has the following features. No indicator (Auto): The camera decides to use the flash based on lighting conditions.
  • Page 33 To reduce “red-eye” when shooting live subjects The flash pre-strobes before shooting to reduce the red-eye phenomenon. Set [Red Eye Reduction] to [On] in the SET UP settings (page 106). appears on the LCD screen. • The amount of red-eye reduction possible varies according to the individual.
  • Page 34: Shooting With The Finder

    Shooting with the finder Finder The finder is convenient when you want to save battery power, or when it is difficult to confirm the image using the LCD screen. Each time you press , the display changes in the following order. All of the indicators are turned off The LCD screen is turned off.
  • Page 35: Inserting The Date And Time On A Still Image

    Inserting the date and time on a still image Camera Moving Image: MPEG Movie Smart Zoom: Date/Time: Red Eye Reduction: AF Illuminator: Auto SELECT , Set the mode selector to SET The SET UP screen appears. • When images are shot with the date and time inserted, the date and time cannot be removed later.
  • Page 36: Viewing Still Images

    Viewing images on the LCD screen of your camera Single (single-image) screen 101-0008 2003 7 4 10:30 SINGLE DISPLAY BACK/NEXT VOLUME You can view images shot with the camera almost immediately on the screen. You can select the following three methods for viewing images.
  • Page 37 101-0003 2003 7 4 10:30 BACK/NEXT VOLUME , Select the desired still image with b/B on the control button. b : Displays the previous image. B : Displays the next image. Viewing on the index (nine- or triple-image) screen SINGLE DISPLAY MOVE , Press the zoom W (index) button once.
  • Page 38: Viewing Images On A Tv Screen

    Viewing images on a TV screen A/V connecting cable (supplied) A/V OUT (MONO) jack , Connect the supplied A/V connecting cable to the A/V OUT (MONO) jack of the camera and the audio/video input jacks of the TV. If your TV has stereo type input jacks, connect the audio plug (black) of the A/V connecting cable to the Lch audio input jack.
  • Page 39 Watching images on a TV screen If you want to view images on a TV, you need a TV having a video input jack and the A/V connecting cable (supplied). The color system of the TV must match as that of your digital still camera. Check the following list: NTSC system Bahama Islands, Bolivia, Canada, Central...
  • Page 40: Deleting Still Images

    Deleting images 101-0002 2003 7 4 10:30 BACK/NEXT VOLUME , Set the mode selector to and turn on the camera. Select the image you want to delete with b/B on the control button. BACK/NEXT , Press (Delete). The image has not yet been deleted at this point.
  • Page 41 Deleting on the Index (nine-image) screen Delete Exit Select All In Folder , While an Index (nine-image) screen (page 37) is displayed, press (Delete). Delete Exit Select All In Folder , Select [Select] with b/B on the control button, then press z. To delete all the images in the folder Select [All In Folder] with B on the control button, then press z.
  • Page 42 Deleting on the Index (nine- image) screen (continued) Delete Exit , Press (Delete). Select [OK] with B on the control button, then press z. “Memory Stick access” appears on the screen. When this message disappears, all of the images with marks have been deleted.
  • Page 43 Delete Exit 101-0002 2003 7 4 10:30 BACK/NEXT , Select [Delete] with v on the control button, then press z. “Memory Stick access” appears on the screen. When this message disappears, the image has been deleted. To cancel the deletion Select [Exit] with on the control button, then press z.
  • Page 44: Formatting A "Memory Stick

    Formatting a “Memory Stick” , Insert the “Memory Stick” you want to format into the camera. Set the mode selector to SET UP, and turn on the camera. • The term “formatting” means preparing a “Memory Stick” to record images; this process is also called “initialization.”...
  • Page 45: Before Advanced Operations

    How to setup and operate your camera This section describes the most frequently used menus and the SET UP screen. Control button MENU Mode selector Changing menu settings a Press MENU. The menu appears. Program Auto Camera Mode b Select the setting item you want to change with b/B on the control button.
  • Page 46: Deciding The Still Image Quality

    Deciding the still image quality Mode selector: You can select the still image quality from [Fine] or [Standard]. Before operation (Camera) to any mode other than [Auto] in the menu settings (page 27). Control button MENU Mode selector a Set the mode selector to b Press MENU.
  • Page 47: Creating A New Folder

    Creating a new folder a Set the mode selector to SET b Select (Memory Stick Tool) with v/V, [Create REC. Folder] with B/v/V, and [OK] with B/v , then press z. The following screen appears. Create REC. Folder Creating REC. folder 102MSDCF Ready? Cancel c Select [OK] with v , then press...
  • Page 48: Advanced Still Image Shooting

    Choosing a focus method Mode selector: Multipoint AF The camera calculates the distance in three areas to the left, and right and in the center of the image, letting you shoot using the auto fucus function without worrying about the image composition. This is useful when it is difficult to focus on the subject because it is not in the center of the frame.
  • Page 49: Setting The Distance To The Subject

    Shooting techniques Even if it is difficult to focus in AF shooting because the subject is not in the center of the frame, you can focus in this situation using Center AF. For example, when you are shooting two subjects, and there is a gap between them, the camera may focus on the background visible in the gap.
  • Page 50: Adjusting The Exposure

    a Set the mode selector to b Press MENU. The menu appears. c Select (Focus) with b/B, then select the distance to the subject with v/V. You can select from the following distance settings. ∞ 0.5m, 1.0m, 3.0m, 7.0m, (unlimited distance) 1.0m 7.0m...
  • Page 51: Selecting A Metering Mode

    Shooting techniques In normal shooting, the camera makes automatic exposure adjustments. Check the image to be shot, if it looks like the image below, you should make manual adjustments. If you are shooting a back-lit person or a snowy scene, make your adjustments in the + plus direction;...
  • Page 52: Adjusting Color Tones - White Balance

    For the DSC-P52/P32 a Set the mode dial to b Press B ( ) on the control button to turn spot metering The spot metering cross hair appears. To cancel spot metering Press B ( ) again to turn spot metering off.
  • Page 53: Adjusting The Flash Level - Flash Level

    • Under fluorescent lights that flicker, even if you choose , the white balance may not be properly adjusted. • When the flash is triggered, the manual setting of white balance is cancelled, and the shooting of the image is done in Auto mode. Shooting techniques The color of the subject that you see will be captured according to the lighting...
  • Page 54: Shooting Multiple Frames

    Shooting multiple frames – Clip Motion Mode selector: You can shoot a number of still images consecutively (GIF animation). Because the file size is small, these images are ideal for use on a home page, or for attaching to an e- mail message.
  • Page 55: Shooting In Multi Burst Mode

    • If you do not complete Step 6, all the images will not be saved in the “Memory Stick.” • In Clip Motion, the date and time cannot be inserted. • When you view Clip Motion images using the Index screen, the images may appear different from the actual image recorded.
  • Page 56: Shooting Two Images In Succession

    Shooting two images in succession – Burst 2 Mode selector: You can shoot two images in succession while pressing the shutter button only once. Control button MENU Mode selector Shutter button a Set the mode selector to b Press MENU. The menu appears.
  • Page 57: Shooting Still Images With Audio Files

    c Select [Mode] (REC Mode) with b/B, then select [E-Mail] with v/V. d Shoot your image. You can do the next shooting after “Recording” disappears from the LCD screen. To return to normal mode In Step 3, select [Normal]. • For instructions on how to attach your images to an e-mail message, refer to the Help files of the e-mail software you are using.
  • Page 58: Shooting According To Scene Conditions

    Shooting according to scene conditions Mode selector: When shooting night scenes, shooting people at night, shooting landscapes, or shooting a waterfront or a snowscape, use the modes listed below to increase the quality of your images. Twilight mode Under dark lighting conditions, you can shoot a distant night view.
  • Page 59 Control button MENU Mode selector a Set the mode selector to b Press MENU. The menu appears. c Select (Camera) with b, then select the desired mode with v/V. To return to the normal shooting In Step 3, select [Auto] or [Program]. •...
  • Page 60: Adding Special Effects

    Adding special effects – Picture Effect Mode selector: You can add special effects to bring out the contrast in your images. Solarize B&W Like an illustration In black and white with clearly delineated bright and dark portions Sepia Neg.Art Colored to look like an Made to look like a old photograph negative image...
  • Page 61: Advanced Still Image Viewing

    Selecting the folder and playing back images – Folder Mode selector: Select the folder that images you want to play back are stored. Control button MENU Mode selector a Set the mode selector to b Press MENU. The menu appears. c Select [Folder] with b, then press z.
  • Page 62: Enlarging A Portion Of A Still Image

    Enlarging a portion of a still image Mode selector: You can enlarge an image up to five times the size of the original image. You can also record the enlarged image as a new file. Control button MENU Mode selector Zoom buttons Enlarging an image –...
  • Page 63: Recording An Enlarged Image - Trimming

    Recording an enlarged image – Trimming a After you have viewed an image using playback zoom, press MENU. The menu appears. b Select [Trimming] with B, then press z. c Select the image size with v/V, then press z. The image is recorded, and the screen image returns to the size it was before enlargement.
  • Page 64: Rotating Still Images - Rotate

    To skip to the next/previous image during slide show Press B (next), or b (previous). • The interval settings are just guidelines. The actual intervals differ, based on factors like the size of the image. Rotating still images – Rotate Mode selector: Images shot when holding the camera vertically can be rotated and displayed...
  • Page 65: Playing Back Images Shot In Multi Burst Mode

    Playing back images shot in Multi Burst mode Mode selector: You can play back Multi Burst images continuously or play them back frame by frame. This function is used for checking the images. Control button MENU Mode selector • When the images are played back on a computer, the 16 frames you shot will all be displayed at the same time as part of one image.
  • Page 66 To delete shot images When using this mode, you cannot delete only certain frames. When you delete images, all 16 of the frames are deleted at the same time. 1 Display the Multi Burst image you want to delete. 2 Press (Delete).
  • Page 67: Still Image Editing

    Protecting images – Protect Mode selector: To prevent accidental erasure of an important image, you can protect it. Control button MENU Mode selector Zoom buttons On the single screen a Set the mode selector to b Display the image you want to protect with b/B.
  • Page 68: On The Index (Triple-Image) Screen

    h Select [OK] with B, then press The - mark turns white and the selected image is protected. To cancel the protection In Step 4, select [Cancel], or in Step 8, select [Exit]. To release protection In Step 5, select an image for which you want to release protection with v/V/b/B and press z.
  • Page 69: Changing Image Size - Resize

    Changing image size – Resize Mode selector: You can change the image size of a recorded image, and save it as a new file. You can resize to the following sizes. 3.1M, 2.0M, 1.2M, and VGA. The original image is retained even after resizing.
  • Page 70: Choosing Images To Print

    Choosing images to print – Print (DPOF) mark Mode selector: You can designate certain images to be printed. This mark is convenient when you want to print images at a shop that conforms with the DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) standard.
  • Page 71: On The Index (Triple-Image) Screen

    g Press MENU. h Select [OK] with B, then press mark turns white and the setting is completed. To delete the mark In Step 5, select the image you want to delete the mark with v/V/b/B, and press z. To delete all the marks from the images in the folder In Step 4, select [All In Folder], then press...
  • Page 72: Enjoying Movies

    Shooting movies Mode selector: You can shoot movies (MPEG movies). Before operation Set [Moving Image] to [MPEG Movie] in the SET UP settings (pages 45, 106). Control button Mode selector Shutter button a Set the mode selector to b Press (Image Size).
  • Page 73: Viewing Movies On The Lcd Screen

    115 for a detailed description of the indicated items. • The procedure for viewing movies on a TV is the same as that for viewing still images (page 38). • A movie recorded using other Sony devices is displayed a size smaller than still images.
  • Page 74: Deleting Movies

    Deleting movies Mode selector: You can delete unwanted movies. Control button Mode selector Zoom buttons On the single screen a Set the mode selector to b Select the movie you want to delete with b/B. c Press (Delete). The movie has not yet been deleted at this point.
  • Page 75: On The Index (Triple-Image) Screen

    g Select [OK] with B, then press “Memory Stick access” message appears on the screen. When this message disappears, the movie has been deleted. To cancel the deletion In Step 3 or 7, select [Exit]. To delete all the images in the folder In Step 3, select [All In Folder], then press z.
  • Page 76: Editing Movies

    Editing movies Mode selector: You can cut movies, or delete unnecessary portions of movies. This is the recommended mode to use when the “Memory Stick” capacity is insufficient, or when you attach movies to your e-mail messages. The file numbers assigned when movies are cut The cut movies are assigned new numbers and recorded as the newest files in the...
  • Page 77: Deleting Unnecessary Portions Of Movies

    e Decide on a cutting point. Press z at the desired cutting point. 10/10 Divide 00:00:02 Dividing Point Cancel Exit When you want to adjust the cutting point, select [c/C] (frame forward/ rewind) and adjust the cutting point with b/ B. If you want to change the cutting point, select [Cancel].
  • Page 78: Enjoying Images On Your Computer

    When neither a USB connector nor a “Memory Stick” slot is provided, you can copy images using an additional device. See the Sony Website for details. http://www.sony.net/ Contents of the CD-ROM x USB Driver This driver is needed in order to connect the camera to a computer.
  • Page 79: Installing The Usb Driver

    Installing the USB driver When using Windows XP, you need not install the USB driver. Once the USB driver is installed, you need not install the USB driver. a Turn on your computer, and insert the supplied CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive. Do not connect your camera to your computer at this time.
  • Page 80: Installing "Image Transfer

    Installing “Image Transfer” You can use the “Image Transfer” software to copy images to your computer automatically when you connect the camera to your computer. a Click [Cyber-shot] on the model selection screen. The installation menu screen appears. b Click [Image Transfer] on the installation menu screen.
  • Page 81: Installing "Imagemixer

    Follow the instructions that appear on the screen. Installing “ImageMixer” You can use the “ImageMixer Ver. 1.5 for Sony” software to copy, view and edit images. For details, see the software’s help files. a Click [ImageMixer] on the installation menu screen.
  • Page 82: Connecting The Camera To Your Computer

    Connecting the camera to your computer a Insert the “Memory Stick” with the images you want to copy into the camera. • Be sure to use fully charged nickel-metal hydride batteries or the AC Adaptor (not supplied). When you copy images to your computer using weak batteries, copying may fail or the data may be corrupted if the camera shuts off due to weak batteries.
  • Page 83: Copying Images Using "Image Transfer

    For Windows 2000, Me, or XP users 1 Double-click on the task tray. 2 Click (Sony DSC), then click [Stop]. 3 Confirm the device on the confirmation window, then click [OK]. 4 Click [OK]. Step 4 is unnecessary for Windows XP users.
  • Page 84: Changing "Image Transfer" Settings

    3 If you find either of the devices above, follow the steps below to delete them. 1 Click [ Sony DSC]. (In case of Windows 2000, right-click [ Sony DSC].) 2 Click [Remove]. (In case of Windows 2000, click [Uninstall].) The “Confirm Device Removal”...
  • Page 85: Viewing The Images On Your Computer

    • When using Windows XP, double-click [Start] t [My Documents] in that order. • You can use the “ImageMixer Ver. 1.5 for Sony” software to view and edit images on your computer. For details, see the software’s help files. b Double-click the desired folder and image file.
  • Page 86: Image File Storage Destinations And File Names

    Image file storage destinations and file names The image files recorded with your camera are grouped as folders in the “Memory Stick.” Example: when viewing folders on Windows Me • You cannot record any images to “100MSDCF” or “MSSONY” folders. The images in these folders are available only for viewing.
  • Page 87 Folder File name 101MSDCF to DSC0ssss.JPG 999MSDCF DSC0ssss.JPE DSC0ssss.MPG CLP0ssss.GIF CLP0ssss.THM MBL0ssss.GIF MBL0ssss.THM MOV0ssss.MPG • ssss stands for any number within the range from 0001 to 9999. • The numerical portions of the following files are the same. – A small-size image file shot in E-Mail mode and its corresponding image file –...
  • Page 88: Copying Images To Your Computer - For Macintosh Users

    When neither a USB connector nor a “Memory Stick” slot is provided, you can copy images using an additional device. See the Sony Website for details. http://www.sony.net/ Steps your OS requires Follow the steps below, according to your...
  • Page 89 For details on installing, see operating instructions supplied with the CD- ROM. For details on operation, see the software’s help files. • “ImageMixer Ver. 1.5 for Sony” cannot be used with Mac OS X. • “Image Transfer” cannot be used with Macintosh.
  • Page 90: Creating A Video Cd

    Creating a Video CD You can create a Video CD using your computer. The created Video CD can be played back on a Video CD-compatible DVD player. When playing back on a computer, use application software used to play back a Video CD. a Start “ImageMixer.”...
  • Page 91: Troubleshooting

    Properly install the batteries (page 16). p Connect it securely to your camera (page 19). p Install charged batteries (page 14). p Replace the batteries with new ones. 3 Consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility.
  • Page 92 Symptom Cause The power turns off • If you do not operate the camera for about 90 suddenly. seconds while the power is on, the camera turns off automatically to prevent wearing down the battery (when [Power Save] is [Off], after three minutes.) (page 17).
  • Page 93 Symptom Cause The image is too bright. • You are shooting a spot lighted subject in a dark location such as on a stage. • The brightness of the LCD screen is too high. The image is • [PFX] (P. Effect) is set to [B&W]. monochrome (black and white).
  • Page 94 Symptom Cause The date and time are • The date and time are not set correctly. recorded incorrectly. Viewing images Symptom Cause The image cannot be • The mode selector is not set to played back. • You cannot play back the image on the camera, if it is modified on a computer or its folder/file name is changed.
  • Page 95 Symptom Cause The resizing function • Movie (MPEG movie)/Clip Motion/Multi Burst does not work. files cannot be resized. You cannot attach a print • Print (DPOF) marks cannot be attached to movie (DPOF) mark. (MPEG movie)/Clip Motion files. You cannot cut a movie. •...
  • Page 96 Connect the camera and your computer correctly (page 82). p Follow the copy procedure for your OS (pages 83, 84, 88). p If you are using the “ImageMixer Ver. 1.5 for Sony” software, click on HELP. p If you are using the “Image Transfer” software, see page 83.
  • Page 97 Symptom Cause You cannot format a • The write-protect switch on the “Memory Stick” “Memory Stick.” is set to the LOCK position. You have formatted a • All the data on the “Memory Stick” are erased by “Memory Stick” by formatting.
  • Page 98: Warnings And Messages

    Warnings and messages The following messages appear on the LCD screen. Message Meaning/ Corrective Action No Memory Stick • Insert a “Memory Stick” (page 23). System error • Turn the power off and on again (page 20). Memory Stick error •...
  • Page 99 Message Meaning/ Corrective Action • Camera shake may occur due to insufficient light. Use the flash, mount the camera on a tripod, or otherwise secure the camera in place. Turn the power off and on • A problem with the lens caused an error. again...
  • Page 100: Self-Diagnosis Display - If A Code Starting With An Alphabet Letter Appears

    If your camera is not still functioning well after trying the countermeasure a couple of times, the camera may be repaired. Contact your Sony dealer or local autholized Sony service facility and inform them of the 5- digit code. Example: E:61:10 Countermeasure Turn the power off and on again (page 20).
  • Page 101: Additional Information

    The number of images that can be saved/ shooting time The number of images that can be saved and the shooting time are different, depending on the capacity of the “Memory Stick,” the image size, and the image quality. Refer to the following charts when you choose a “Memory Stick.”...
  • Page 102: Menu Items

    Menu items Menu items that can be changed differ depending on the position of the mode selector. The LCD screen shows only the items you can operate based on the current position of the mode selector. Factory settings are indicated with x. When the mode selector is set to Item Setting...
  • Page 103 Item Setting Mode (REC Mode) Voice E-Mail Burst 2 xNormal (Flash Level)* High / xNormal / Low PFX (P.Effect)* Solarize / B&W / Sepia /Neg.Art / xOff * When (Camera) is set to [Auto], these items are not displayed. When the mode selector is set to settings) Item Setting...
  • Page 104 When the mode selector is set to Item Setting (EV) +2.0EV / +1.7EV / +1.3EV / +1.0EV / +0.7EV / +0.3EV / x0EV / −0.3EV / −0.7EV / −1.0EV / −1.3EV / −1.7EV / −2.0EV ∞ / 7.0m / 3.0m / 1.0m / 0.5m / 9 (Focus) Center AF / x Multi AF (Metering Mode)
  • Page 105 Item Setting (P.Quality) xFine / Standard PFX (P.Effect) Solarize / B&W / Sepia /Neg.Art / xOff When the mode selector is set to Item Setting Folder OK/Cancel Protect — DPOF — Slide Interval Image Repeat Start Cancel Resize 3.1M / 2.0M / 1.2M / VGA / Cancel Changes the recorded image size (page 69). (For single-image screen only.) Rotate (counter-clockwise) / (clockwise) / OK / Cancel...
  • Page 106: Set Up Items

    SET UP items Set the mode selector to SET UP. The SET UP screen appears. Factory settings are indicated with x. (Camera) Item Setting Moving Image MPEG Movie Multi Burst Smart Zoom On / Off (DSC-P52/P72 only) Date/Time Day&Time Red Eye Reduction On / AF Illuminator Auto / Off...
  • Page 107 Item Setting Create REC. OK / Cancel Folder Change REC. OK / Cancel Folder (Setup 1) Item Setting Power Save x On / Off Bright/ xNormal/ LCD Brightness Dark LCD Backlight Bright/Normal/ Dark Beep Shutter Language — Clock Set OK / Cancel (Setup 2) Item Setting...
  • Page 108: Precautions

    Precautions Do not leave the camera in the following places • In extremely hot place, such as in a car parked in the sun. The camera body may become deformed or this may cause a malfunction. • Under direct sunlight or near a heater. The camera body may become deformed or this may cause a malfunction.
  • Page 109: The "Memory Stick

    The internal rechargeable button battery This camera has an internal rechargeable button battery for maintaining the date and time and other settings regardless of whether the power is on or off. This rechargeable button battery is continually charged as long as you are using the camera.
  • Page 110: The Nickel-Metal Hydride Batteries

    • Do not strike, bend or drop a “Memory Stick.” • Do not disassemble or modify a “Memory Stick.” • Do not expose the “Memory Stick” to water. • Avoid using or storing the “Memory Stick” in the following places: –...
  • Page 111: The Battery Charger

    The battery charger • Do not charge any other batteries except the Sony nickel hydride battery using the supplied battery charger. If you charge other types of battery (manganese, alkaline, lithium, ni-cd batteries, etc.), this may cause leakage, explosion, or overheating of the battery, and personal scald or injury may be caused.
  • Page 112 DSC-P32 4.0 cm (1.6 type) TFT drive Total number of dots DSC-P72 123 200 (560×220) dots DSC-P52 61 600 (280×220) dots DSC-P32 61 600 (280×220) dots [Power, general] Power AA nickel hydride batteries (2) 2.4 V AC-LS5 AC Adaptor (not supplied), 4.2 V Power consumption (when recording) DSC-P72 1.7W...
  • Page 113: The Lcd Screen

    The LCD screen For shooting still images Solarize A Image size indicator (24, 25) B Recording mode indicator (54–57) C AE/AF lock indicator (26, 49) D Battery remaining indicator (17) F2.8 E Flash mode (32)/ Red-eye reduction (33)/ White balance indicator (52)/ AF illuminator indicator (33) F Camera mode indicator (27, 58) G Date/time indicator (35)
  • Page 114 For shooting movies [ 00:28:25 ] STBY 00:00:00 Solarize A Recording mode indicator (72) B Battery remaining indicator (17) C White balance indicator (52) D Picture effect indicator (60) E Low battery warning (98) F Spot metering cross hair (51) G AF range finder (48) H Image size indicator (72) I Recording time (Maximum...
  • Page 115 For still image playback 12/12 x1.3 BACK/NEXT VOLUME A Image size indicator (24, 25) B Recording mode indicator (54– C Volume indicator (57)/Protect mark indicator (67)/Print (DPOF) mark indicator (70) D Zoom indicator (62)/Jog playback indicator (65) E Low battery warning (98) F Folder-file number (87) G Playback folder indicator (61) H Remaining “Memory Stick”...
  • Page 116: Index

    Index A/V connecting cable ... 38 Access lamp ... 23 AE/AF lock ... 26, 49 AE/AF lock lamp ... 9, 11, 13 AF illuminator ... 8, 10, 12, 33 AF lock ... 26, 49 Auto focus mode ... 28, 48 Auto Power Off feature ...
  • Page 117 Menu Changing menu ...45 Metering mode ...51 Mode selector ...9, 11, 13 Moisture condensation ...108 Movie Continuous shooting ...18 Cutting movies ...76 Deleting movies ...74 Shooting movies ...72 Viewing ...73 MPG ...87 NR slow shutter ...59 NTSC ...107 PAL ...107 Picture effect ...60 Power An external power source ...19...
  • Page 120 Printed on 100% recycled paper using VOC (Volatile Organic Compound)-free vegetable oil based ink. Sony Corporation Printed in Japan Additional information on this product and answers to frequent asked questions can be found at our Customer Support Website.

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