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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-T3/T33
Serial No. ___________________
DSC-T3/T33
© 2004 Sony Corporation
2-548-269-11 (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 printing ____________________
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-T3/T33 Serial No. ___________________ DSC-T3/T33 ©...

  • Page 2: Declaration Of Conformity

    Note: Model DSC-T3 is to be used with the Cyber-shot Station Model UC-TC and AC Adaptor Model AC-LM5/AC-LM5A. Model DSC-T33 is to be used with the Cyber-shot Station Model UC-TD and AC Adaptor Model AC-LM5/AC-LM5A.

  • 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...

  • Page 4: Read This first

    Read this first Trial recording Before you record one-time events, you may want to make a trial recording to make sure that the camera is working correctly. No compensation for contents of the recording Contents of the recording cannot be compensated for if recording or playback is not possible due to a malfunction of your camera or recording media, etc.

  • Page 5: Carl Zeiss Lens

    Carl Zeiss in accordance with the quality standards of Carl Zeiss in Germany. On illustration Illustrations used in this manual are of DSC-T3 unless noted otherwise. The pictures used in this manual The photographs used as examples of pictures in this manual are reproduced images, and are not actual images shot using this camera.

  • Page 6: Before Using Your Camera

    Before using your camera “Memory Stick” compatible with this camera The IC recording medium used with this camera is the “Memory Stick Duo”. There are two sizes of “Memory Stick”. Choose the “Memory Stick” size that matches your camera. “Memory Stick Duo” (Size used with this camera) “Memory Stick”...

  • Page 7

    Sony Corporation. • “InfoLITHIUM” is a trademark of Sony Corporation. • Picture Package is a trademark of Sony Corporation. • Microsoft, Windows, Windows Media, and DirectX are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents Read this first ... 4 Before using your camera ... 6 Identifying the parts ... 10 Camera... 10 Cyber-shot Station ... 12 Getting started Charging the battery pack ... 14 Using the AC adaptor... 19 Using your camera abroad ... 19 Turning on/off your camera ...

  • Page 9

    Advanced still image viewing Selecting the folder and playing back images... 69 Enlarging a portion of a still image... 70 Enlarging an image — Playback zoom ... 70 Recording an enlarged image — Trimming ... 71 Playing back successive images —...

  • Page 10: Identifying The Parts

    Identifying the parts See the pages in parentheses for details of operation. Camera  POWER button (20)  POWER lamp (20)  Battery insertion slot (14)  “Memory Stick Duo” insertion  Battery/“Memory Stick Duo”  Battery drop prevention lever ...

  • Page 11

     /CHG lamp (orange) (15)  (Display/LCD backlight on/off) button (32)  LCD screen For details on the items on the LCD screen, see page 133 to 137.  MENU button (53, 120)  (Image Size/Delete) button (25, 49)  Control button Menu on: ////...

  • Page 12: Cyber-shot Station

    This is used when charging the battery pack or connecting the camera to a TV or a computer, etc.  Camera connector  (USB) jack (91)  DC IN jack (15)  A/V OUT (MONO) jack (46)  Tripod receptacle (bottom surface) How to connect Connect the camera as illustrated.

  • Page 13

    How to remove the camera holder for tripod Press the tabs and pull off the camera holder for tripod as illustrated, then disconnect the camera from the Cyber-shot Station. • Use a tripod with a screw length of less than 5.5 mm (7/32 inch).

  • Page 14: Charging The Battery Pack

    Charging the battery pack  Open the battery/“Memory Stick Duo” cover. Slide the cover in the direction of the arrow. • Be sure to turn off your camera when charging the battery pack (page 20). • Your camera operates with the “InfoLITHIUM”...

  • Page 15

    DC IN jack Cyber-shot Station Adaptor DC plug  Connect the AC Adaptor (supplied) to the DC IN jack of the Cyber-shot Station (supplied). Connect the DC plug with the  mark facing up. • Do not short the DC plug of the AC Adaptor with a metallic object, as this may cause malfunction.

  • Page 16

    /CHG lamp The /CHG lamp goes off when charging is completed. • When charging is completed, remove the camera from the Cyber-shot Station. Disconnecting the AC Adaptor from the Cyber-shot Station Hold the DC plug itself and the Cyber-shot Station as illustrated and disconnect the cable.

  • Page 17: To Remove The Battery Pack

    Battery remaining indicator The battery remaining indicator on the LCD screen shows the remaining shooting or viewing time. Remaining indicator 60min Remaining time • The displayed remaining time may not be correct under certain circumstances or conditions. Charging time Approximate time to charge a completely discharged battery pack using the AC Adaptor at a temperature of 25°C (77°F).

  • Page 18

    Number of images and battery life that can be recorded/ viewed The tables show the approximate number of images and the battery life that can be recorded/viewed when you shoot images in normal mode with a fully charged battery pack (supplied) at a temperature of 25°C (77°F).

  • Page 19: Using The Ac Adaptor

    Using the AC adaptor AC Adaptor Multi connector DC plug  Connect the AC Adaptor (supplied) to the multi connector of the camera. When placing the camera, make sure the LCD screen is facing up. Connect the DC plug with the  mark facing up.

  • Page 20: Turning On/off Your Camera

    Turning on/off your camera POWER lamp POWER button  Press POWER. The POWER lamp (green) lights up and the power is on. When you turn on your camera for the first time, the Clock Set screen appears (page 21). Turning off the power Press POWER again.

  • Page 21: Setting The Date And Time

    Setting the date and time Mode switch  Set the mode switch to • To change the date and time on the Setup screen, select [Clock Set] in (Setup 2) (pages 54 and 126), and  perform the procedure from step •...

  • Page 22

    Clock Set 2004 /  Select the year, month, day, hour or minute item you want to set with / on the control button. The item to be set is indicated with /. Clock Set Y/M/D M/D/Y D/M/Y 2005 / Cancel ...

  • Page 23: Changing The Language Setting

    Changing the language setting You can change the screen display like menu items, warnings and messages in your desired language. To change the language setting, select (Language) in (Setup 1) on the Setup screen (pages 54 and 125) and select the desired language.

  • Page 24: Inserting And Removing A "memory Stick Duo

    Inserting and removing a “Memory Stick Duo”  Open the battery/“Memory Stick Duo” cover. Slide the cover in the direction of the arrow. • When using this camera, the Memory Stick Duo Adaptor (supplied) is not necessary. • For details on “Memory Stick Duo”, see page 128.

  • Page 25: Setting The Still Image Size

    Setting the still image size Mode switch  Set the mode switch to , and turn on the power. VGA(E-Mail) Image Size  Press (Image Size). The Image Size setup appears. • For details on the image size, see page 26. VGA(E-Mail) Image Size ...

  • Page 26: Image Size And Quality

    Image size and quality You can choose image size (number of pixels) and image quality (compression ratio) based on the kind of images you want to shoot. The image size is shown by the number of pixels (dots) (horizontal × vertical), which compose an image.

  • Page 27

    Examples based on the image quality Image quality Usage guideline (Compression ratio) Low compression • For recording or printing with better image quality. Fine (looks better)  High compression Standard For recording a larger number of images. • (normal)

  • Page 28: Number Of Still Images That Can Be Recorded

    (985) (1975) (3571) (7261) • When images recorded using earlier Sony models are played back on this camera, the display may differ from the actual image size. • When the images are viewed on the LCD screen of the camera, they all look the same size.

  • Page 29: Basic Still Image Shooting - Using Auto Adjustment Mode

    Basic still image shooting — Using auto adjustment mode Holding the camera correctly When shooting pictures with the camera, be careful so that your fingers do not block the lens portion, flash emitter or microphone. (page 10) Mode switch  Set the mode switch to , and turn on the power.

  • Page 30

    60 min FINE F3.5 S AF AE/AF lock indicator Flashes green  Light up  Press and hold the shutter button halfway down. The beep sounds but the image is not yet recorded. When the AE/AF lock indicator changes from flashing to steadily lit, the camera is ready for shooting.

  • Page 31: Mode Switch

    Mode switch When you set the mode switch to the functions that can be used change as follows according to (Camera) in the menu. Program Auto Camera Mode Still image auto shooting [Auto] The focus, exposure and white balance are automatically adjusted as needed to allow easy shooting.

  • Page 32: Checking The Last Image You Shot - Quick Review

    Auto Focus When you try to shoot a subject that is difficult to focus on, the AE/AF lock indicator changes to flashing slowly. In addition, the AE locked beep does not sound. The Auto Focus function may have difficulty working under the following conditions.

  • Page 33: Using The Zoom Feature

    Histogram on (Image information can also be displayed during playback.) 60min S AF  Indicators off S AF  LCD backlight off  Indicators on 60min S AF Using the zoom feature W (wide-angle) T (telephoto) 60 min 60 min S AF S AF ...

  • Page 34

    Precision digital zoom All image sizes are enlarged up to a maximum 6×. Precision digital zoom function cuts out and enlarges a certain portion of the image, so the image quality deteriorates. Optical zoom Precision digital zoom Maximum Maximum Image smart precision digital size...

  • Page 35: Shooting Close-ups - Macro

    Shooting close-ups — Macro The close-ups (Macro) recording mode is used when zooming up subjects such as flowers or insects. Setting the zoom all the way to the W side lets you shoot subjects at distances as close as 8 cm (3 1/4 inches). However, the minimum focus distance varies according to the zoom position.

  • Page 36: Using The Self-timer

    60 min S AF  Center the subject in the frame. Press and hold the shutter button halfway down to focus on, then press the shutter button fully down. To return to normal recording mode Press  ( ) on the control button again. indicator disappears from the LCD screen.

  • Page 37: Selecting A flash Mode

    5 feet 6 7/8 inches) (W)/0.5 m to 1.6 m (1 foot 7 3/4 inches to 5 feet 2 7/8 inches) (T) (DSC-T3), approx. 0.1 m to 1.6 m (4 inches to 5 feet 2 7/8 inches) (W)/0.5 m to 1.5 m (1 foot...

  • Page 38: Inserting The Date And Time On A Still Image

    Shooting images with the AF illuminator The AF illuminator is fill light to focus more easily on a subject in dark surroundings. The appears on the LCD screen and the AF illuminator emits red light when the shutter button is pressed halfway until the focus is locked.

  • Page 39

    Setup Mode  Press  on the control button , then press  to advance to again. The Setup screen appears. Camera 1 AF Mode: Day&Time Digital Zoom: Date Date/Time: Red Eye Reduction: AF Illuminator: Auto Review:  Select (Camera 1) with  on the control button, then press .

  • Page 40: Shooting According To Scene Conditions - Scene Selection

    Shooting according to scene conditions — Scene Selection You can shoot more effectively by selecting the appropriate mode and then pressing the shutter button. Magnifying glass mode The subject appears on the LCD screen magnified by up to 3.3 . This lets you see ×...

  • Page 41: Fireworks Mode

    Snow mode When shooting snowy scenes or other places where the whole screen appears white, use this mode to prevent sunken colors and record clear images. Beach mode When shooting seaside or lakeside scenes, the blue of the water is clearly recorded. High-speed shutter mode Use this mode to shoot moving subjects outdoors or in other bright places.

  • Page 42

    Program Auto Camera Mode MENU  Set the mode switch to then press MENU. The menu appears. Program Auto Camera  Select (Camera) with  on the control button, then select the desired mode with /. To return to normal mode Select [Auto] or [Program] with /...

  • Page 43

    Shooting with Scene Selection When shooting with the Scene Selection function, the combination of functions such as the flash mode is predetermined to make the optimum settings to match the scene. See the table below for the function setting of each shooting mode. Function Flash range...

  • Page 44: Viewing Images On The Lcd Screen Of Your Camera

    Viewing images on the LCD screen of your camera Index (nine-image) Single (single-image) screen screen 60min 101 - 0008 2005 1 1 10:30 • SINGLE DISPLAY BACK/NEXT VOLUME You can view images shot with your camera almost immediately on the LCD screen.

  • Page 45

    60min 101 - 0003 2005 1 1 10:30 BACK/NEXT VOLUME  Select the desired still image with / on the control button.  : To display the preceding image  : To display the next image Viewing an index (nine-image or sixteen-image) screen •...

  • Page 46: Viewing Images On A Tv Screen

    • SINGLE DISPLAY  Select the desired still image with /// on the control button. The image in the yellow frame is selected. To return to the single-image screen Press the zoom T or press  on the control button. Viewing images on a TV screen A/V connecting cable A/V OUT...

  • Page 47: Turn On The Camera

    TV/Video switch  Turn on the TV and set the TV/Video switch to “Video”. • The name and location of this switch may differ depending on your TV. For details, see the operating instructions supplied with the TV. POWER 101-0002 2005 1 1 10:30 BACK/NEXT...

  • Page 48

    Viewing images on a TV screen If you want to view images on a TV screen, you need a TV with a video input jack and the A/V connecting cable (supplied). The color system of the TV must match that of your digital still camera. Check the following lists: NTSC system Bahama Islands, Bolivia, Canada, Central...

  • Page 49: Deleting Images

    Deleting images 60min 101-0002 2005 1 1 10:30 BACK/NEXT VOLUME  Set the mode switch to , and turn on the camera. Press / on the control button to select the image you want to delete. • Note that you cannot restore deleted images. 60min Delete Exit...

  • Page 50

    Deleting images in index (nine-image or sixteen-image) mode Delete Exit Select All In This Folder  While an index (nine-image/ sixteen-image) screen (page 45) is displayed, press (Delete). • Note that you cannot restore deleted images. Delete Exit Select All In This Folder ...

  • Page 51: Formatting A "memory Stick Duo

    Delete Exit  Press (Delete) and select [OK] with  on the control button, then press . The message “Access” appears, and the images with the indicator have been deleted. To cancel deleting Select [Exit] with  on the control button, then press .

  • Page 52

    MENU Setup Mode  Turn on the camera, then press MENU. Press  on the control button , then press  to advance to again. The Setup screen appears. • This operation is available no matter what position the mode switch is in. Memory Stick Tool Format: Create REC.

  • Page 53: How To Setup And Operate Your Camera

    How to setup and operate your camera The usage of the menus and Setup screen items is described below. Control button Mode switch MENU Changing the menu settings  Press MENU. The menu appears. Program Auto Camera • The displayed items differ according to the mode switch position.

  • Page 54: Changing The Items In The Setup Screen

    Changing the items in the Setup screen  Press MENU. The menu appears.  Press  on the control button , then press  to advance to again. The Setup screen appears. Setup t  Press /// on the control button to select the item you want to set.

  • Page 55: Creating Or Selecting A Folder

     Set the mode switch to  Press MENU. The menu appears.  Select (P.Quality) with /, then select the desired image quality with /. Fine FINE Standard P.Quality Mode Creating or selecting a folder Your camera can create multiple folders within a “Memory Stick Duo”.

  • Page 56: Changing The Recording Folder

    Changing the recording folder  Select (Memory Stick Tool) with /, [Change REC. Folder] with /, and [OK] with /, then press . The recording folder selection screen appears. Select REC. Folder Folder Name: 102MSDCF No. Of Files: Created: 2005 1 1 1: : 05:34 Cancel BACK/NEXT...

  • Page 57: Choosing An Auto Focus Method

    Choosing an auto focus method You can set the AF range finder frame and the AF mode. AF range finder frame This selects the focus position according to the subject position and size. AF mode This sets the focus operation start and stop timing.

  • Page 58: Choosing A Focus Operation - Af Mode

    Choosing a focus operation — AF Mode Single AF ( S AF This mode is useful for shooting stationary subjects. The focus is not adjusted before the shutter button is pressed and held halfway down. When the shutter button is pressed and held halfway down and AF lock is complete, the focus is locked.

  • Page 59: Setting The Distance To The Subject

    Shooting techniques When shooting with the subject at the edge of the frame, or when using Center AF or Spot AF, the camera may focus on the center instead of on the subject at the edge of the frame. In a case like this, use AF lock to focus on the subject, and then recompose the picture and shoot.

  • Page 60: Adjusting The Exposure

     Set the mode switch to  Press MENU. The menu appears.  Select  (Focus) with /, then select the distance to the subject with /. You can select from the following distance settings. 0.5m, 1.0m, 3.0m, 7.0m, (unlimited distance) 1.0m 0.5m...

  • Page 61: Displaying A Histogram

     Select the desired exposure value with /. Adjust the exposure value while checking the brightness of the background. To reactivate auto exposure In step , select [0EV]. • If a subject is being shot in extremely bright or dark conditions, or the flash is used, the exposure adjustment may not be effective.

  • Page 62: Selecting The Metering Method

    Shooting techniques When shooting images, the camera automatically sets the exposure. When shooting a whitish overall image such as a backlit subject or a snowy scene, the camera may judge that the subject is bright and set a darker exposure for the image.

  • Page 63: Shooting Three Images With The Exposure

    Before operation When shooting still images, set (Camera) in the menu to other than [Auto] (pages 53 and 120). Control button Mode switch MENU  Set the mode switch to  Press MENU. The menu appears.  Select (Metering Mode) with /, then select the desired metering mode with /.

  • Page 64

    1st image (shifted in the + direction) 2nd image (appropriate exposure for the camera) 3rd image (shifted in the – direction)  Set the mode switch to  Press MENU. The menu appears.  Select [Mode] (REC Mode) with /, then select [Exp Brktg] with /.

  • Page 65: Adjusting Color Tones

    Adjusting color tones — White Balance You can set the white balance mode according to your shooting conditions. The apparent color of the subject is affected by the lighting conditions. When you want to fix the light source imaging conditions, or when the color of the entire image seems to be a bit unnatural, we recommend that you adjust the white balance setting.

  • Page 66: Adjusting The flash Level

    Adjusting the flash level — Flash Level You can adjust the amount of flash light. Before operation (Camera) in the menu to other than [Auto] (pages 53 and 120). Control button Mode switch MENU  Set the mode switch to ...

  • Page 67: Recording 16 Frames In Succession

     Set the mode switch to  Press MENU. The menu appears.  Select [Mode] (REC Mode) with /, then select [Speed Burst] or [Burst] with /.  Shoot the image. When you press and hold down the shutter button, the camera records the maximum number of images in succession.

  • Page 68: Shooting With Special Effects

     Select (Interval) with /, then select the desired frame interval with /. You can choose the frame interval from [1/7.5], [1/15] or [1/30] second. 1/7.5 1/15 1/30 1/30 Interval Mode  Shoot the image. A continuous burst of 16 frames are recorded within a single still image (image size 1M).

  • Page 69: Selecting The Folder And Playing Back Images

    Selecting the folder and playing back images Select the folder that images you want to play back are stored. Control button Mode switch MENU  Set the mode switch to  Press MENU. The menu appears.  Select (Folder) with , then press .

  • Page 70: Enlarging A Portion Of A Still Image

    Enlarging a portion of a still image You can enlarge a part of an image up to five times the original size. You can also record the magnified image as a new file. Control button Mode switch MENU Enlarging an image —...

  • Page 71: Recording An Enlarged Image - Trimming

    Recording an enlarged image — Trimming  Press MENU after playback zoom. The menu appears.  Select [Trimming] with , then press .  Select the image size with /, then press . The image is recorded, and the image on the LCD screen returns to the normal size after recording.

  • Page 72: Rotating Still Images

    Rotating still images You can rotate an image recorded in portrait orientation and display it in landscape orientation. Control button Mode switch MENU display the image to rotate.  Press MENU. The menu appears.  Select (Rotate) with /, then press . ...

  • Page 73: Playing Back Continuously

    Playing back continuously  Set the mode switch to  Select the Multi Burst image with /. The selected Multi Burst image is played back continuously. 60min 101-0014 2005 1 1 10:30 PAUSE BACK/NEXT VOLUME To pause playback Press . To resume playback, press  again.

  • Page 74: Protecting Images

    Protecting images — Protect This function protects images against accidental erasure. Control button Mode switch MENU • Note that formatting the “Memory Stick Duo” erases all the data in the “Memory Stick Duo” even if images are protected, and these images cannot be recovered.

  • Page 75: Changing Image Size

     Select [OK] with , then press . The  indicator turns white. The selected images are protected. To exit the Protect function Select [Cancel] in step  or select [Exit] in step , then press . To cancel individual protection Select the image to be unprotected with ///...

  • Page 76: Printing Still Images

    Printing still images You can print images shot with your camera by the following methods. Direct printing (PictBridge compatible printer) (page You can print by connecting the camera directly to a PictBridge compatible printer. Direct printing (“Memory Stick” compatible printer) You can print using a “Memory Stick”...

  • Page 77: Direct Printing

    Direct printing Even if you do not have a computer, you can easily print images shot using your camera by connecting the camera to a PictBridge compliant printer. For preparation, you only set the USB connection on the Setup screen and connect the camera mounted in the Cyber- shot Station to the printer with the USB cable.

  • Page 78

    Connecting the camera to the printer Connect the camera to the Cyber-shot Station. Then, connect the (USB) jack on the Cyber-shot Station and the USB jack on the printer with the USB cable (supplied). Turn on the camera and the printer.

  • Page 79

    Select Selects the images in order. Prints all the selected images. 1 Select the image you want to print with /, then press . mark appears on the selected image. • Repeat this step to print other images. 2 Select [Print] with , then press . This image Prints the currently displayed image.

  • Page 80: Printing In Index Mode

    To cancel printing Select [Cancel] in step  or select [Exit] in step . To print other images Select the image with / after step , then select [Print]. Printing in index mode If you connect your camera to the printer, the print menu appears.

  • Page 81: Having Images Printed At A Shop

     Set the print setting with ///. Print Index Size Default Date Quantity Exit Index Select [On] to print index-images. Size Selects the desired paper size. Date To insert the date and time on images, select [Date] or [Day&Time]. • When you select [Date] for [Date] setting, the date will be inserted in the order set in “Setting the date and time”...

  • Page 82: Marking Print Marks

    Marking print marks Marking images you want to have printed beforehand with print marks is convenient when having images printed at a print service shop. Control button Mode switch MENU • You cannot mark movies. • When you mark images shot in Multi Burst mode, all the images are printed on one sheet divided into 16 panels.

  • Page 83

     Repeat step  to mark other images.  Press MENU.  Select [OK] with , then press . mark turns white. The mark setting is completed. To unmark marks Select the images to be unmarked with /// in step , then press . To unmark all the marks in the folder...

  • Page 84: Shooting Movies

    Shooting movies You can shoot movies with sound using your camera. Mode switch Shutter button Microphone Control button  Set the mode switch to  Press (Image Size). The Image Size setup appears.  Select the desired size with /. You can choose from [640(Fine)], [640(Standard)] and [160].

  • Page 85: Viewing Movies On The Lcd Screen

    For a detailed description of the indicators, see page 137. • The procedure for viewing movies on a TV is the same as that for viewing still images (page 46). • The moving images recorded using earlier Sony models may be also displayed a size smaller.

  • Page 86: Deleting Movies

    Deleting movies You can delete unwanted movies. Control button Mode switch • You cannot delete protected movies. • Note that you cannot restore deleted movies. In single-image mode  Set the mode switch to  Display the movie you want to delete with /.

  • Page 87: Cutting Movies

     Select [OK] with , then press . The message “Access” appears, and the movie has been deleted. To cancel deletion   Select [Exit] in step • To delete all the images in the folder, see page Cutting movies You can cut movies, or delete unnecessary portions of movies.

  • Page 88

    Control button Mode switch MENU  Set the mode switch to  Select the movie you want to cut using    Press MENU. The menu appears.  Select (Divide) with  , then press  . Next, select [OK] with ...

  • Page 89: Copying Images To 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  USB Driver This driver is needed in order to connect the camera to a computer.

  • Page 90: 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.  Turn on your computer, and insert the CD-ROM (supplied) into the CD-ROM drive. Do not connect your camera to your computer at this time.

  • Page 91: Connecting The Camera To Your Computer

    Connecting the camera to your computer  Turn on your computer.  Insert the “Memory Stick Duo” with the images you want to copy into the camera.  Connect the Cyber-shot Station (supplied) and the AC Adaptor (supplied), and plug the adaptor into a wall outlet (wall socket).

  • Page 92: Copying Images

    For Windows 2000, Me, or XP users 1 Double-click on the tasktray. Double-click here 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 93

     Click [Device Manager]. • For Windows 98, 98SE, Me users, step  is unnecessary. Click the [Device Manager] tab. 3 If [ Sony DSC] is displayed, delete  Right-click [ Sony DSC].  Click [Uninstall]. The “Confirm Device Removal”...

  • Page 94: Viewing The Images On Your Computer

     Select [Nothing. I’m finished working with these pictures], then click [Next]. The “Completing the Scanner and Camera Wizard” screen appears.  Click [Finish]. The wizard closes. • To continue copying other images, follow  the procedure given under on page 92 to disconnect the USB cable and reconnect it.

  • Page 95: 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 Duo”. Example: when viewing folders on Windows XP Folder containing image data which was recorded using the camera not equipped with the folder creating function Folder containing image data which was recorded using your camera.

  • Page 96

    Folder File name 101MSDCF to DSC0.JPG 999MSDCF MOV0.MPG MOV0.THM •  stands for any number within the range from 0001 to 9999. • The numerical portions of a movie file recorded in movie mode and its corresponding index image file are the same. File meaning •...

  • Page 97: Viewing Image files Once Copied To A Computer With Your Camera

     Right-click the image file, then click [Copy].  Select and double-click the [DCIM] folder from [Removable Disk] or [Sony MemoryStick] in [My Computer].  Right-click the [MSDCF] folder in the [DCIM] folder and click [Paste].  stands for any number within the range from 100 to 999.

  • Page 98

    • When automatically creating slide shows (page 101), a Pentium III 500 MHz or faster CPU is required. • When using “ImageMixer VCD2,” a Pentium III 800 MHz or faster CPU is recommended. • This software is compatible with DirectX technology. “DirectX” must be installed for use.

  • Page 99: Copying Images Using "picture Package

     Click [Next], then follow the instructions. If the “Welcome to setup for Direct X” screen appears after you install the application software, follow the instructions.  Confirm if the checkbox of “Yes, I want to restart my computer now” is checked, then click [Finish].

  • Page 100

    Viewing images on a computer Click [Viewing video and pictures on PC] on the left side of the screen, then click [Viewing video and pictures on PC] in the lower-right corner of the screen. The screen used for viewing images appears.

  • Page 101: Printing Images

     Set up the menu background, buttons, titles, and so on, then click [Next]. Confirm the set up according to your preferences.  Confirm the preview of the Video CD file.  Click the file you want to preview on the left frame. ...

  • Page 102: Copying Images To Your Computer

    When a USB connector is not provided 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/...

  • Page 103: Using "imagemixer Vcd2

     Connecting your camera to your computer For details, see page 91. Disconnecting the USB cable, removing the “Memory Stick Duo” from your camera or turning off the power during USB connection Drag and drop the drive icon or the icon of the “Memory Stick”...

  • Page 104

    Required computer environment OS: Mac OS X (v10.1.5 or later) The above OS must be installed at the factory. CPU: iMac, eMac, iBook, PowerBook, Power Mac G3/G4 series Memory: 128 MB or more (256 MB or more is recommended.) Hard Disk: Disk space required for installation: approximately 250 MB Display: 1024 ×...

  • Page 105: Troubleshooting

    • Install the battery pack correctly (page 14). • Install the battery pack correctly (page 14). • The battery pack has malfunctioned. Consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. • The battery pack is discharged. Re-insert the AC Adaptor and then charge the battery pack.

  • Page 106

    The power turns off suddenly. Cause/Solution • The AC Adaptor is disconnected. Properly connect the AC Adaptor (page 19). • The AC Adaptor has malfunctioned. Consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. • Install the battery pack correctly (page 14).

  • Page 107: Shooting Still Images/movies

    Shooting still images/movies Symptom The LCD screen is not turned on even when the power is turned on. The subject is not visible on the LCD screen. The LCD screen turns blue and the subject does not appear when recording movies. The image is out of focus.

  • Page 108

    Symptom The image is too bright. The image is monochrome (black and white). Vertical streaks appear when you are shooting a very bright subject. Noise appears in the image when you view the LCD screen in a dark place. Your camera cannot record images. Recording takes a long time.

  • Page 109

    Symptom The close-ups (Macro) function does not work. You cannot shoot continuously. The eyes of the subject come out red. • Set [Red Eye Reduction] on the Setup screen to [On] (pages 37 and 124). The date and time are recorded incorrectly.

  • Page 110: Deleting/editing Images

    Symptom The image cannot be played back on a computer. Deleting/Editing Images Symptom Your camera cannot delete an image. You have deleted an image by mistake. The resizing function does not work. You cannot display a print (DPOF) mark. You cannot cut a movie. Cause/Solution •...

  • Page 111

    Computers Symptom You do not know if the OS of your computer is compatible. You cannot install the USB driver. Your computer does not recognize your camera. You cannot copy images. After making a USB connection, “Picture Package” does not automatically start.

  • Page 112: Memory Stick Duo

    Symptom The image and sound are interrupted by noise when you view a movie on a computer. You cannot print an image. Images once copied to a computer cannot be viewed on the camera. “Memory Stick Duo” Symptom You cannot insert a “Memory Stick Duo”...

  • Page 113

    PictBridge compliant printer Symptom The connection cannot be established. You cannot print images. Printing is canceled. You cannot insert the date or print images in the index mode. The paper size you want to print on does not appear. “---- -- --” is printed on the date- inserted part.

  • Page 114

    Others Symptom Your camera does not work. The power is on, but the camera does not work. You cannot identify an indicator on the screen. The lens gets fogged. The camera becomes warm when you use it for the long time. Cause/Solution •...

  • Page 115: Warnings And Messages

    Warnings and messages The following messages may appear on the screen. Message Meaning/Corrective Action No Memory Stick • Insert a “Memory Stick Duo” (page 24). System error • Turn the power off and on again (page 20). Memory Stick error •...

  • Page 116

    Message Meaning/Corrective Action Image size over • You are playing back an image of a size that cannot be played back on your camera. Cannot divide • The movie is not long enough to be divided (about more than two seconds). •...

  • Page 117

    Message Meaning/Corrective Action Processing • The printer is performing the printing stop processing. Printing is not possible until this processing is completed. This processing may take some time depending on the printer.

  • Page 118: Self-diagnosis Display

    E:91:  If you are unable to solve the problem even after trying the corrective actions a few times, contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. Countermeasure • Turn the power off and on again (page 20).

  • Page 119: Number Of Images That Can Be Saved Or Shooting Time

    Number of images that can be saved or shooting time The number of images that can be saved and the shooting time differ, depending on the capacity of the “Memory Stick Duo”, the image size, and the image quality. Refer to the following charts when you choose a “Memory Stick Duo”.

  • Page 120: Menu Items

    Menu items Menu items that can be modified differ depending on the position of the mode switch or the setting. When the mode switch is set to Item Setting (Camera) / Program / Auto +2.0EV / +1.7EV / +1.3EV /+1.0EV / (EV) +0.7EV / +0.3EV / 0EV / –0.3EV / –0.7EV / –1.0EV / –1.3EV / –1.7EV /...

  • Page 121

    Item Setting Mode (REC Mode) Multi Burst Exp Brktg Speed Burst Burst Normal BRK (Bracket ±1.0EV / ±0.7EV / ±0.3EV Step) 1/7.5 / 1/15 / 1/30 (Interval) (Flash Level) + / Normal / – PFX (P.Effect) B&W / Sepia / Off ...

  • Page 122

    When the mode switch is set to Item Setting +2.0EV / +1.7EV / +1.3EV /+1.0EV / (EV) +0.7EV / +0.3EV / 0EV / –0.3EV / –0.7EV / –1.0EV / –1.3EV / –1.7EV / –2.0EV  (Focus) / 7.0m / 3.0m / 1.0m / 0.5m / Spot AF / Center AF / Multi AF Spot / Multi (Metering...

  • Page 123

    When the mode switch is set to Item Setting OK / Cancel (Folder) —  (Protect) (DPOF) — — (Print) Interval (Slide) Image Repeat Start Cancel 5M / 3M / 1M / VGA / Cancel (Resize) (counter clockwise) / (Rotate) OK / Cancel OK / Cancel (Divide)

  • Page 124: Setup Items

    Setup items The Setup screen appears when you in the menu and press  advance to again. Factory settings are indicated with (Camera 1) Item Setting AF Mode Single / Monitor Digital Zoom Smart / Precision / Off Date/Time Day&Time / Date / Off Red Eye Reduction On / Off AF Illuminator...

  • Page 125: Memory Stick Tool

    (Memory Stick Tool) Item Setting Format OK / Cancel Create REC. Folder OK / Cancel Change REC. OK / Cancel Folder (Setup 1) Item Setting LCD Backlight Bright / Normal Beep Shutter — Language Description Formats the “Memory Stick Duo”. Note that formatting irrevocably erases all data on a “Memory Stick Duo”, including even protected images (page 51).

  • Page 126

    (Setup 2) Item Setting File Number Series Reset USB Connect PictBridge Normal Video Out NTSC Clock Set OK / Cancel Description − Assigns numbers to files in sequence even if the “Memory Stick Duo” is changed or the recording folder is changed. −...

  • Page 127: 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 discolored or deformed, or this may cause a malfunction.

  • Page 128: On "memory Stick

    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 internal rechargeable battery This camera has an internal rechargeable battery for maintaining the date and time and other settings regardless of whether the...

  • Page 129

    Supports high-speed data transfer using a parallel interface. 640(Fine) size movies can be recorded and played back only using “Memory Stick PRO Duo.” • “Memory Stick Duo” formatted with a computer is not guaranteed to operate with this camera. • Data read/write speeds differ depending on the combination of the “Memory Stick Duo”...

  • Page 130: On "infolithium" Battery Pack

    On “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack What is the “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack? The “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack is a lithium-ion battery pack that has functions for communicating information related to operating conditions between your camera and the AC Adaptor. The “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack calculates the power consumption according to the operating conditions of your camera, and displays the remaining...

  • Page 131: On Marine Pack

    (not supplied) lets you enjoy shooting underwater or in other wet locations such as beach sports, etc. The DSC-T3/T33 dedicated marine pack is the MPK-THB. When mounting the marine pack on the DSC-T33, refer to the figure below and remove parts A and B inside the marine pack in the direction of the arrows beforehand.

  • Page 132

    Flash Recommended distance (ISO set to Auto): DSC-T3 0.1 m to 1.7 m (4 inches to 5 feet 6 7/8 inches) (W) 0.5 m to 1.6 m (1 foot 7 3/4 inches to 5 feet 2 7/8 inches) (T) DSC-T33 0.1 m to 1.6 m (4 inches to 5 feet...

  • Page 133: The Lcd Screen

    • AC-LM5/LM5A AC Adaptor (1) • Power cord (mains lead) (1) • NP-FT1 battery pack (1) • Cyber-shot Station (1) UC-TC (DSC-T3)/UC-TD (DSC-T33) • Camera holder for tripod (1) • USB cable (1) • A/V connecting cable (1) • Wrist strap (1) •...

  • Page 134

     Macro indicator (35) S AF M AF AF mode indicator (58) AF range finder frame indicator (57) 0.5m Focus preset value (59)  Image size indicator (25) FINE / STD Image quality indicator (54) Recording folder indicator (55) Remaining “Memory Stick” capacity indicator 1/30"...

  • Page 135

    When shooting movies 60min [ 00:28:25 ] STBY 00:00:00 C:32:00  60min Battery remaining indicator (17) Recording mode indicator (84) White balance indicator (65) STBY / REC Movie shooting indicator (84) Zoom scaling indicator (33) Metering mode indicator (62) Picture effect indicator (68) ...

  • Page 136

    When playing back still images 60min 12/12 C:32:00 +2.0EV F3.5 BACK/NEXT VOLUME  Recording mode indicator (72) Image size indicator (25)  Protect indicator (74) Print (DPOF) mark indicator (82) Change folder indicator (69) Playback zoom scaling indicator (70) Step 12/16 Frame by frame playback indicator (73) ...

  • Page 137

     Histogram indicator (61) Recording date/time of the playback image (38) Menu/Guide menu (53) • Pressing MENU switches the menu/guide menu on/off. When playing back moving images 60min 00:00:12 VOL. DPOF  Recording mode indicator (85) FINE 1 6 0 Image size indicator (85) ...

  • Page 138: Index

    Index A/V connecting cable...46 Access lamp ...24 AC Adaptor ...15, 19 AE ...32 AE/AF lock ...30, 32, 59 AF Illuminator ...38, 124 AF lock...59 AF Mode ...58 AF range finder frame...57 Auto adjustment mode ...29 Auto Focus ...32, 57 Auto power-off function ...20 Auto Review ...124 Auto shooting mode...31 B&W ...68...

  • Page 139

    “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack...130 ImageMixer VCD2...97, 100, 103 Image quality ...26, 54 Image size ...25, 26 Incandescent...65 Index print...77 Index screen ...44 Initialization ...51 Inserting “Memory Stick Duo”...24 Install...90, 97, 104 Interval ...68, 121 ISO ...120 JPG...96 Landscape mode...40 Language...23, 125 LCD backlight...125 LCD backlight on/off ...32 Macintosh users ...102...

  • Page 140

    Saturation ...121 Scene Selection ...40 Screen display ...32, 133 Self-diagnosis display ...118 Self-timer ...36 Sepia...68 Setting date and time...21, 126 Setup ...54 Sharpness ...121 Shooting movies...84 Shooting still images...29 Single AF ...58 Single screen ...44 Slide show ...71 Slow synchro...37 Smart zoom ...33 Snow mode...41 Speed Burst ...66...

  • Page 144

    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 frequently asked questions can be found at our Customer Support Website.

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