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Digital Still Camera
Cyber-shot Handbook
DSC-T50
Before operating the unit, please read this
Handbook and "Instruction Manual"
thoroughly, and retain it for future reference.
© 2006 Sony Corporation
VCLICK!
Table of contents
Basic Operations
Advanced Operations
Using the menu
Using the Setup screen
Viewing images on a TV
screen
Using your computer
Printing still images
Troubleshooting
Others
Index
2-887-234-11(1)
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  • Page 1

    Digital Still Camera Cyber-shot Handbook DSC-T50 Before operating the unit, please read this Handbook and “Instruction Manual” thoroughly, and retain it for future reference. © 2006 Sony Corporation VCLICK! Table of contents Basic Operations Advanced Operations Using the menu Using the Setup screen...

  • Page 2: Notes On Using Your Camera

    Notes on using your camera Types of “Memory Stick” that can be used (not supplied) The IC recording medium used by this camera is a “Memory Stick Duo”. There are two types of “Memory Stick”. “Memory Stick Duo”: you can use a “Memory Stick Duo”...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Notes on using your camera ...2 Basic techniques for better images ...7 Focus – Focusing on a subject successfully... 7 Exposure – Adjusting the light intensity ... 8 Color – On the effects of lighting... 9 Quality – On “image quality” and “image size” ... 10 Identifying parts...11 Indicators on the screen ...13 Changing the screen display ...17...

  • Page 4

    Table of contents Using the menu Using menu items Menu items Shooting menu... 42 COLOR (Color Mode): Changing the vividness of the image or adding special effects (Metering Mode): Selecting the metering mode WB (White Bal): Adjusting the color tones ISO: Selecting a luminous sensitivity (P.Quality): Selecting the still image quality Mode (REC Mode): Selecting the continuous shooting method...

  • Page 5

    Table of contents Using the Setup screen Using Setup items Camera 1 ...59 AF Mode Digital Zoom Camera 2 ...62 Auto Review Internal Memory...63 Format Memory Stick...64 Format Create REC. Folder Setup 1 ...66 Download Music Setup 2 ...67 LCD Backlight Beep Setup 3 ...68 File Number...

  • Page 6

    Table of contents Using your computer Enjoying your Windows computer... 73 Installing the software (supplied) ... 75 Copying images to your computer ... 76 Viewing image files stored on a computer with your camera (using a “Memory Stick Duo”) ... 83 Using the “Picture Motion Browser”...

  • Page 7: Basic Techniques For Better Images

    Basic techniques for better images Focus Exposure Focus Focusing on a subject successfully When you press the shutter button halfway down, the camera adjusts the focus automatically (Auto Focus). Remember to press the shutter button only halfway down. Press the shutter button fully down suddenly.

  • Page 8: Exposure Adjusting The Light Intensity

    Basic techniques for better images Exposure Adjusting the light intensity You can create various images by adjusting the exposure and the ISO sensitivity. Exposure is the amount of light that the camera will receive when you release the shutter. Overexposure = too much light Whitish image Correct exposure...

  • Page 9: Color On The Effects Of Lighting

    Basic techniques for better images Color On the effects of lighting The apparent color of the subject is affected by the lighting conditions. Example: The color of an image affected by light sources Weather/lighting Daylight Characteristics of White (standard) light The color tones are adjusted automatically in the auto adjustment mode.

  • Page 10: Quality - On "image Quality" And "image Size

    Basic techniques for better images Quality On “image quality” and “image size” A digital image is made up of a collection of small dots called pixels. If it contains a large number of pixels, the picture becomes large, it takes up more memory, and the image is displayed in fine detail.

  • Page 11: Identifying Parts

    Identifying parts See the pages in parentheses for details of operation. (STEADY SHOT) button (22) B Shutter button (21) C POWER button/POWER lamp D Hook for wrist strap E Microphone F Flash (23) G Lens H Self-timer lamp (24)/AF illuminator (61) I Lens cover A Mode switch (21, 28, 40)

  • Page 12

    Identifying parts K Multi connector (bottom) When using an AC-LS5K AC Adaptor (not supplied) Cable for multi-use mark terminal • You cannot charge the battery pack by connecting your camera to the AC-LS5K AC Adaptor. Use the battery charger to charge the battery pack.

  • Page 13: Indicators On The Screen

    Indicators on the screen See the pages in parentheses for details of operation. When shooting still images 60 min B & W When shooting movies 60 min STBY B & W Display Indication Battery remaining 60min AE/AF lock Recording mode ( White balance (44) STBY Standby/Recording a movie...

  • Page 14

    Indicators on the screen Display Indication Image size • the Multi Burst is activated. 16:9 FINE 1 6 0 FINE STD Image quality Recording folder • This does not appear when using internal memory. Remaining internal memory capacity Remaining “Memory Stick”...

  • Page 15

    Indicators on the screen When playing back still images 60 min When playing back movies 60 min STOP Display 60min Step 12/16 Display VOL. STOP Indication Battery remaining 21, 47 Recording mode ( (52) Protect Print order (DPOF) mark (96) Playback (51) Change folder...

  • Page 16

    Indicators on the screen Display Indication Image size 16:9 FINE 1 6 0 PictBridge connecting Recording folder • This does not appear when using internal memory. Playback folder • This does not appear when using internal memory. Remaining internal memory capacity Remaining “Memory Stick”...

  • Page 17: Changing The Screen Display

    Changing the screen display Each time you press the (Screen display switch) button, the display changes as follows. Histogram on 60min Histogram display (page 31) Indicators off Indicators on 60min • By pressing (Screen display switch) button longer, you can increase the LCD backlight. •...

  • Page 18: Using The Internal Memory

    Using the internal memory The camera has approximately 56 MB of internal memory. This memory is not removable. Even when there is no “Memory Stick Duo” inserted in the camera, you can record images using this internal memory. • Movies with the image size set to [640(Fine)] cannot be recorded using the internal memory. On image data stored in the internal memory We recommend that you copy (back up) data without error using one of the following methods.

  • Page 19: Basic Operations

    Basic Operations Operate the touch panel Touch panel Press (on-screen key) to display the touch panel buttons. • Skip this step when the mode switch is set to Touch the buttons on the screen lightly with your finger. • To turn off the touch panel buttons, press On the touch panel buttons When the item you want to set is not on the screen, touch v/V to change the page.

  • Page 20: Still Images

    Operate the touch panel To switch images by sliding your finger You can slide your finger on the screen during playback to switch still images or fast-forward/ reverse a movie. To use this feature, turn off the touch panel buttons by pressing the screen key) button.

  • Page 21: Shooting Images Easily (auto Adjustment Mode)

    Shooting images easily (Auto adjustment mode) The procedure for starting to shoot images using the default settings is given below. Touch panel Select a mode with the mode switch. Still image (auto adjustment mode): Select Movie: Select Hold the camera steady, keeping your arm at your side. Shoot with the shutter button.

  • Page 22

    Shooting images easily (Auto adjustment mode) 2Press the shutter button fully down. AE/AF lock indicator Movie: Press the shutter button fully down. To stop recording, press the shutter button fully down again. If you shoot a still image of a subject that is difficult to focus on •...

  • Page 23

    Shooting images easily (Auto adjustment mode) Setting Flash mode/Self-timer/Macro recording/Image size Press (on-screen key) to display the touch panel buttons. AUTO AUTO MENU Flash (Selecting a flash mode for still images) Touch on the screen. Touch the desired item, then Flash Auto Forcedflash...

  • Page 24

    Shooting images easily (Auto adjustment mode) Using the self-timer Touch on the screen. Touch the desired item, then Self-Timer 10 sec 2 sec 10 sec ( ): Setting the 10-second delay self-timer 2 sec ( ): Setting the 2-second delay self-timer Off: Not using the self-timer Press the shutter button, the self-timer lamp flashes, and a beep sounds until the shutter operates.

  • Page 25

    Shooting images easily (Auto adjustment mode) To change the image size Touch on the screen. Touch the desired item, then For details on the image size, see page 10. The default settings are marked with Image size Guidelines 7M (3072×2304) Up to A3/11×17"...

  • Page 26: Viewing/deleting Images

    Viewing/deleting images Touch panel Select with the mode switch. Select an image with Movie: Touch Rewind/Fast forward: Volume: Touch [MENU] t [Volume] t +/– to adjust t [Exit]. Stop playback: x • Movies with the image size [160] are displayed a size smaller. To delete images Display the image you want to delete, then touch [MENU] t [Delete] t [Delete] t [OK].

  • Page 27

    Viewing/deleting images Viewing an index screen Press (Index). Touch the image you want to view on the single-image screen. To display the previous/next screen, touch b/B. MENU • If you press (Index) again, the 12-image index screen appears. To delete images in index mode 1 While an index screen is displayed, touch [MENU] t [Delete] t [Select].

  • Page 28: Advanced Operations

    Advanced Operations Selecting the desired camera function Setting the shooting mode Use the Mode switch to select the mode. Still image shooting modes To shoot still images, you can select from three shooting mode: Auto, Program, and Scene Selection. The Auto mode is set as default. To change the current setting to a mode other than [Auto], follow the steps below.

  • Page 29: Scene Selection: Selecting The Best Mode For The Scene

    Selecting the desired camera function Scene Selection: Selecting the best mode for the scene The following modes are predetermined to match the scene conditions. High Sensitivity Allows you to shoot images without a flash under low light conditions, reducing blur. Twilight* Allows you to shoot night scenes at far distance without losing the...

  • Page 30

    Selecting the desired camera function Functions that cannot be combined with Scene Selection For shooting an image appropriately according to the scene condition, a combination of functions is determined by the camera. Some functions are not available, depending on the Scene Selection mode.

  • Page 31: (ev): Adjusting The Exposure Manually

    Selecting the desired camera function (EV): Adjusting the exposure manually 1 Press (on-screen key). 2 Set (Camera) to a setting other than [Auto], then touch AUTO MENU (EV). 3 Touch 4 Select a value by touching v(brighter)/V(darker). −2.0EV • For details on the exposure, see page 8. •...

  • Page 32: Focus): Changing The Focus Method

    Selecting the desired camera function 9 (Focus): Changing the focus method You can change the focus method. Use the menu when it is difficult to get the proper focus in auto focus mode. 1 Press (on-screen key). 2 Set (Camera) to a setting other than [Auto], then touch 3 Touch 9 (Focus).

  • Page 33

    Selecting the desired camera function (unlimited distance) 7.0m 3.0m 1.0m 0.5m • AF stands for Auto Focus. • Distance setting information in [Focus] is approximate. If you point the lens up or down, the error increases. • When you are shooting movies, [Multi AF] is recommended as the AF works even with a certain amount of vibration.

  • Page 34: Viewing Images As A Slide Show

    Viewing images as a slide show You can view a series of images with effect and accompanied by music (Slide Show). A Set the mode switch to Images in the “Memory Stick Duo” or the internal memory are played back. To adjust the volume of the music Press (on-screen key) during playback, then touch +/–...

  • Page 35

    Viewing images as a slide show The following settings are available. The default settings are marked with Effects Simple Nostalgic Stylish Active Normal • When set to [Simple], [Nostalgic], [Stylish] or [Active]: – Only still images are displayed. – When images are shot by Multi Burst, the first frame of continuous images is displayed. •...

  • Page 36

    Viewing images as a slide show Interval 3 sec 5 sec 10 sec 30 sec 1 min Start z To add /change Music files You can transfer a desired music file from your CDs or MP3 files to the camera to play back during Slide show.

  • Page 37: Painting Or Putting Stamps On Still Images

    Painting or putting stamps on still images You can paint or put stamps on still images and save them separately. Use the paint pen (supplied) for this operation. You cannot paint or put stamps on Multi Burst images or movies. •...

  • Page 38

    Painting or putting stamps on still images To change the color of the line or stamp Touch the color select button, a desired color, then • The selected color is applied to both the line and stamp. To make corrections Touch , then rub the part you want to erase using the paint pen.

  • Page 39: Using The Menu

    Using the menu Using menu items Touch panel Set the mode switch. Different items are available depending on the position of the mode switch and the settings. Press (on-screen key) to display the touch panel buttons. • When the mode switch is set to Touch [MENU] to display the menu.

  • Page 40: Menu Items

    Menu items The available menu items vary depending on the mode switch position. Only the available items are displayed on the screen. Mode switch position: Menu for shooting (page 42) COLOR (Color Mode) (Metering Mode) WB (White Bal) (P.Quality) Mode (REC Mode) BRK (Bracket Setup) (Interval) (Flash Level)

  • Page 41

    Menu items Mode switch position: Menu for viewing (page 51) (Slide Show) (Paint) (Delete) (Volume) (Folder) - (Protect) DPOF (Print) (Resize) (Rotate) (Divide) (Setup) (Trimming)* *Available only for playback zoom. For details on the operation 1 page 39 Auto Program Scene —...

  • Page 42: Shooting Menu

    Shooting menu The default settings are marked with COLOR (Color Mode): Changing the vividness of the image or adding special effects You can change the vividness of the image, accompanied by effects. Normal Vivid (VIVID) Natural (NATURAL) Sepia (SEPIA) B&W (B & W) •...

  • Page 43: (metering Mode): Selecting The Metering Mode

    Shooting menu (Metering Mode): Selecting the metering mode Selects the metering mode that sets which part of the subject to measure to determine the exposure. Multi (Multi-pattern metering) Center (Center-weighted metering) ( Spot (Spot metering) • For details on the exposure, see page 8. •...

  • Page 44: Wb (white Bal): Adjusting The Color Tones

    Shooting menu WB (White Bal): Adjusting the color tones Adjusts the color tones according to the lighting condition in a situation, for example, when the colors of an image look strange. Auto Daylight ( Cloudy ( Fluorescent ( Incandescent (n) For details on the operation 1 page 39 Adjusts the White Balance automatically.

  • Page 45: Iso: Selecting A Luminous Sensitivity

    Shooting menu Flash ( • For details on the white balance, see page 9. • Under fluorescent lights that flicker, the white balance function may not work correctly even though you select [Fluorescent] ( • Except in [Flash] ( ) modes, [WB] is set to [Auto] when the flash strobes. •...

  • Page 46: (p.quality): Selecting The Still Image Quality

    Shooting menu (P.Quality): Selecting the still image quality Selects the still image quality. Fine (FINE) Standard (STD) For details on the operation 1 page 39 Records with high quality (low compression). • When (Camera) is set to [Auto], [Fine] will be selected. Records with standard quality (high compression).

  • Page 47: Mode (rec Mode): Selecting The Continuous Shooting Method

    Shooting menu Mode (REC Mode): Selecting the continuous shooting method Selects whether the camera performs continuous shooting or not when you press the shutter button. Normal Burst ( Exp Brktg (BRK) Multi Burst ( For details on the operation 1 page 39 Does not shoot continuously.

  • Page 48

    Shooting menu On the [Burst] • When recording with the self timer, a series of a maximum of five images is recorded. • The recording interval is approximately 0.92 second. • When the battery level is low, or when the internal memory or “Memory Stick Duo” is full, the Burst stops.

  • Page 49: (interval): Selecting The Frame Interval In The [multi Burst] Mode

    Shooting menu BRK (Bracket Setup): Shifting the EV in the [Exp Brktg] mode Records a series of three images with the exposure values automatically shifted. ±1.0EV ±0.7EV ±0.3EV • BRK (Bracket Setup) is not displayed in some Scene modes. (Interval): Selecting the frame interval in the [Multi Burst] mode Selects the frame interval in the [Multi Burst] mode (page 47).

  • Page 50: (contrast): Adjusting The Contrast Of The Image

    Shooting menu (Contrast): Adjusting the contrast of the image Toward – Adjusts the contrast of the image. Normal – ( (Sharpness): Adjusting the sharpness of the image Toward – Adjusts the sharpness of the image. Normal – ( (Setup): Changing Setup items See page 58.

  • Page 51: Viewing Menu

    Viewing menu (Slide Show): Playing back a series of images Plays back recorded images in order with effect and accompanied by music. See page 34. (Paint): Painting on still images Paints characters or graphics on the still images. See page 37. (Delete): Deleting images Deletes unnecessary images.

  • Page 52: (protect): Preventing Accidental Erasure

    Viewing menu z On the folder The camera stores images in a specified folder of a “Memory Stick Duo”. You can change the folder or create a new one. • To create a new folder t [Create REC. Folder] (page 64) •...

  • Page 53: Dpof: Adding A Print Order Mark

    Viewing menu For details on the operation 1 page 39 5 Repeat step 4 to protect other images. 6 Touch [OK] t [OK]. • To protect all images in the folder, touch [Protect] t [All In This Folder] t [On]. To cancel the protection In single-image mode Display the image you want to remove protection, touch [MENU] t [Protect] t [Protect].

  • Page 54: (rotate): Rotating A Still Image

    Viewing menu 1 Display the image you want to resize. 2 Touch [MENU] to display the menu. 3 Touch v/V to display 4 Touch the desired size, then [OK]. The resized image is recorded in the recording folder as the newest file. •...

  • Page 55: (divide): Cutting Movies

    Viewing menu (Divide): Cutting movies Flow of the movie , Divide Cuts movies, or deletes unnecessary scenes of movies. This is a recommended function to use when the internal memory or “Memory Stick Duo” capacity is insufficient, or when you attach movies to your e-mail messages.

  • Page 56: (setup): Changing Setup Items

    Viewing menu 3 Deleting scenes A and B if they are unnecessary. 101_0004 Delete 4 Only the desired scenes remain. 101_0006 Procedure 1 Display the movie to be divided. 2 Touch [MENU] to display the menu. 3 Touch v/V to display 4 Touch [OK].

  • Page 57: (trimming): Recording An Enlarged Image

    Viewing menu (Trimming): Recording an enlarged image Records an enlarged image (page 26) as a new file 1 Touch [MENU] during playback zoom to display the menu. 2 Touch (Trimming). 3 Touch the image size. 4 Touch [OK]. The image is recorded, and the original image is displayed again. •...

  • Page 58: Using The Setup Screen

    Using the Setup screen Using Setup items You can change the default settings using the Touch panel Press (on-screen key) to display the touch panel buttons. • When the mode switch is set to Touch [MENU] to display the menu. Touch V to display Touch v/V to display the item you want to set, then touch it.

  • Page 59: Camera 1

    Camera 1 The default settings are marked with AF Mode Selects the auto focus operation mode. Single (S AF) Monitor (M AF) Digital Zoom Selects the digital zoom mode. The camera enlarges the image using optical zoom (up to 3×). When the zoom scale exceeds 3×, the camera uses either smart or precision digital zoom.

  • Page 60: Red Eye Reduction

    Camera 1 • When you press the zoom button, the zoom scaling indicator appears as follows. • The maximum zoom scale of smart zoom/precision zoom includes the scale of the optical zoom. • The AF range finder frame does not appear when using the digital zoom. The flashes, and AF operates with priority on subjects located near the center of the frame.

  • Page 61: Af Illuminator

    Camera 1 AF Illuminator The AF illuminator supplies fill light to focus more easily on a subject in dark surroundings. The AF illuminator emits red light allowing the camera to focus easily when the shutter button is pressed halfway, until the focus is locked. The Auto ( •...

  • Page 62: Camera 2

    Camera 2 The default settings are marked with Auto Review Displays the recorded image on the screen for approximately two seconds immediately after shooting a still image. • If you press the shutter button halfway down during this period, the recorded image display disappears and you can immediately shoot the next image.

  • Page 63: Internal Memory

    Internal Memory This item does not appear when a “Memory Stick Duo” is inserted in the camera. Format Formats the internal memory. • Note that formatting irrevocably erases all data in the internal memory, including even protected images. The message “All data in internal memory will be erased Ready?” appears. Cancel For details on the operation 1 page 58 Formats the internal memory.

  • Page 64: Memory Stick

    Memory Stick This item appears only when a “Memory Stick Duo” is inserted in the camera. Format Formats the “Memory Stick Duo”. A commercially available “Memory Stick Duo” is already formatted, and can be used immediately. • Note that formatting irrevocably erases all data on a “Memory Stick Duo”, including even protected images.

  • Page 65

    Memory Stick Change REC. Folder Changes the folder currently used for recording images. The folder selection screen appears. Select REC. Folder Folder Name: MSDCF No. Of Files: Created: 2006 1 1 1:05:34 Cancel Cancel • You cannot select the “100MSDCF” folder as a recording folder. •...

  • Page 66: Setup 1

    Setup 1 Download Music Downloads the music to be played for the Slide Show. See pages 36, 88, 90. Format Music If you cannot play back a Music file for the Slide Show, the Music file might be corrupted. If this happens, perform [Format Music].

  • Page 67: Setup 2

    Setup 2 The default settings are marked with LCD Backlight Selects the brightness of the LCD backlight when using the camera with battery pack. Bright Normal • You can change the setting by pressing • Selecting [Bright] uses up the battery pack charge faster. Beep Selects the sound produced when you operate the camera.

  • Page 68: Setup 3

    Setup 3 The default settings are marked with File Number Selects the method used to assign file numbers to images. Series Reset USB Connect Selects the USB mode to be used when connecting the camera to a computer or a PictBridge compliant printer using the cable for multi-use terminal.

  • Page 69: Clock Set

    Setup 3 Video Out Sets the video signal output according to the TV color system of the connected video equipment. Different countries and regions use different TV color systems. If you want to view images on a TV screen, check page 72 for the TV color system of the country or region where the camera is used.

  • Page 70: Setup 4

    Setup 4 For details on the operation 1 page 58 Calibration Enables you to perform calibration when the touch panel buttons do not react at the appropriate points where you touch. Using the paint pen, touch the × mark displayed on the screen. To stop the calibration process mid-way, touch [Cancel].

  • Page 71: Viewing Images On A Tv Screen

    Viewing images on a TV screen Viewing images on a TV screen You can view images on a TV screen by connecting the camera to a TV. Turn off both your camera and the TV before connecting the camera and the TV. Connect the camera to the TV.

  • Page 72

    Viewing images on a TV screen On TV color systems If you want to view images on a TV screen, you need a TV with a video input jack and the cable for multi-use terminal. The color system of the TV must match that of your digital still camera.

  • Page 73: Using Your Computer

    Using your computer Enjoying your Windows computer For details on using a Macintosh computer, refer to “Using your Macintosh computer” (page 89). This section describes the English version of screen contents. Install the software (supplied) first (page 75) Copying images to your computer (page 76) Viewing images on your computer •...

  • Page 74: Recommended Computer

    • When your computer resumes from a suspend or sleep mode, communication between your camera and your computer may not recover at the same time. Technical Support Additional information on this product and answers to frequently asked questions can be found at the Sony Customer Support Website. http://www.sony.net/...

  • Page 75: Installing The Software (supplied)

    Remove the CD-ROM after the installation is complete. After you install the software, a shortcut icon for the customers registration website is created on the desktop. Once you register on the website, you can get secure and useful customer support. http://www.sony.net/registration/di...

  • Page 76: Copying Images To Your Computer

    Copying images to your computer This section describes the process using a Windows computer as an example. You can copy images from the camera to your computer as follows. For a computer with a Memory Stick slot Remove the “Memory Stick Duo” from the camera and insert it in the Memory Stick Duo Adaptor.

  • Page 77

    Copying images to your computer Stage 2: Connecting the camera and your computer Connect the camera to your computer. 2 To the multi connector 1 To a USB jack Cable for multi- use terminal Set the switch on the cable for multi-use terminal to “CAMERA”.

  • Page 78

    Copying images to your computer After making a USB connection in Stage 2, click [Copy pictures to a folder on my computer using Microsoft Scanner and Camera Wizard] [OK] as the wizard screen appears automatically on the desktop. The “Scanner and Camera Wizard” screen appears.

  • Page 79

    Copying images to your computer Click the radio button next to [Nothing. I’m finished working with these pictures] to select it, then click [Next]. The “Completing the Scanner and Camera Wizard” screen appears. Click [Finish]. The wizard screen closes. • To continue copying other images, disconnect the cable for multi-use terminal (page 81).

  • Page 80

    Copying images to your computer Double-click the [My Documents] folder. Then, right-click on the “My Documents” window to display the menu and click [Paste]. The image files are copied to the “My Documents” folder. • When an image with the same file name exists in the copy destination folder, the overwrite confirmation message appears.

  • Page 81

    • Turning off the camera 1 Double-click on the tasktray. Double-click here 2 Click (Sony DSC) [Stop]. 3 Confirm the device on the confirmation window, then click [OK]. 4 Click [OK]. The device is disconnected. • Step 4 is unnecessary for Windows XP.

  • Page 82

    Copying images to your computer • Image files are named as follows. ssss stands for any number within the range from 0001 to 9999. The numerical portions of the name of a movie file recorded in movie mode and its corresponding index image file are the same.

  • Page 83: Viewing Image Files Stored On A Computer With Your Camera (using A "memory Stick Duo")

    “Memory Stick Duo” folder in the following order. 1Right-click the image file, then click [Copy]. 2Double-click [Removable Disk] or [Sony MemoryStick] in [My Computer]. 3Right-click the [sssMSDCF] folder in the [DCIM] folder, then click [Paste]. • sss stands for any number within the...

  • Page 84: Using The "picture Motion Browser" (supplied)

    • For details on the “Picture Motion Browser”, refer to the Help. To access the Help, click [Start] t [All Programs] (in Windows 2000/Me, [Programs]) t [Sony Picture Utility] t [Help] t [Picture Motion Browser]. Starting and exiting the “Picture Motion Browser”...

  • Page 85

    Using the “Picture Motion Browser” (supplied) Import the images. To start importing images, click the [Import] button. By default, images are imported into a folder created in “My Pictures” that is named with the date of importing. • For instructions on changing the “Folder to be imported”, refer to page 87.

  • Page 86

    Using the “Picture Motion Browser” (supplied) Hour display screen • To list images from a particular year or month, click that period on the left of the screen. Displaying individual images On the hour display screen, double-click a thumbnail to display the image by itself in a separate window.

  • Page 87

    To uninstall the “Picture Motion Browser” 1 Click [Start] t [Control Panel] (in Windows 2000/Me, [Start] t [Settings] t [Control Panel]), then double-click [Add/Remove Programs]. 2 Select [Sony Picture Utility], then click [Remove] (in Windows 2000/Me, [Change/Remove]) to execute the uninstallation.

  • Page 88: Using The "music Transfer" (supplied)

    Using the “Music Transfer” (supplied) You can change the Music files that are preset at the factory with desired Music files using “Music Transfer” in the CD- ROM (supplied). Also, you can delete or add these files whenever you want. Adding/Changing Music using “Music Transfer”...

  • Page 89: Using Your Macintosh Computer

    Using your Macintosh computer You can copy images to your Macintosh computer. • “Picture Motion Browser” is not compatible with Macintosh computers. Recommended computer environment The following environment is recommended for a computer connected to the camera. Recommended environment for copying images OS (pre-installed): Mac OS 9.1/9.2/ Mac OS X(v10.1 to v10.4)

  • Page 90

    The installation of the software starts. To add/change Music files See “Adding/Changing Music using “Music Transfer”” on page 88. Technical Support Additional information on this product and answers to frequently asked questions can be found at the Sony Customer Support Website. http://www.sony.net/ (SONYPICTUTIL).

  • Page 91: Printing Still Images

    Printing still images How to print still images When you print images shot in [16:9(HDTV)] mode, both edges may be cut off, so be sure to check before printing (page 106). Printing directly using a PictBridge compliant printer (page 92) You can print images by connecting the camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer.

  • Page 92: Printing Images Directly Using A Pictbridge Compliant Printer

    Printing images directly using a PictBridge compliant printer Even if you do not have a computer, you can print images shot using your camera by connecting the camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer. • “PictBridge” is based on the CIPA standard. (CIPA: Camera &...

  • Page 93

    Printing images directly using a PictBridge compliant printer Stage 2: Connecting the camera to the printer Connect the camera to the printer. 2 To the multi connector 1 To the Cable for multi-use USB jack terminal Set the switch on the cable for multi-use terminal to “CAMERA”.

  • Page 94

    Printing images directly using a PictBridge compliant printer [All In This Folder] Prints all the images in the folder. Make print settings by touching desired items. Print Quantity Date Size Default [Quantity] When [Index] is set to [Off]: Select the number of sheets of an image that you want to print.

  • Page 95

    Printing images directly using a PictBridge compliant printer [Select] Selects images and prints all the selected images. Touch the image you want to print to display the mark. (Repeat this procedure to select other images.) [DPOF image] Prints all the images with a order) mark regardless of the displayed image.

  • Page 96: Printing At A Shop

    Printing at a shop You can take a “Memory Stick Duo” containing images shot with your camera to a photo printing service shop. As long as the shop supports photo printing services conforming to the DPOF, you can make a (Print order) mark on images in advance so that you do not need to reselect them when you print them out at the shop.

  • Page 97

    Printing at a shop Marking in index mode Display the index screen (page 27). Touch [MENU] to display the menu. Touch v/V to display [DPOF], then touch it. Touch [Select]. • You cannot add a mark in [All In This Folder].

  • Page 98: Troubleshooting

    3 Initialize the settings (page 67). 4 Consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. Please understand that you give your consent that the contents of the internal memory, Music files may be checked when you send your camera to be repaired.

  • Page 99: Battery Pack And Power

    Troubleshooting Battery pack and power The battery pack cannot be inserted. Insert the battery pack correctly using the tip of the battery pack to push the battery eject lever. • The battery cover does not close. If the battery pack is not inserted in the correct direction, the battery cover does not close. •...

  • Page 100

    Troubleshooting Anti-blur function does not work. The anti-blur function does not work when • The anti-blur function may not work properly when shooting night scenes. • Shoot after pressing the shutter button halfway down; do not press it fully down suddenly. •...

  • Page 101

    Troubleshooting The date and time are not displayed on the LCD panel. While shooting, the date and time are not displayed. They are displayed only during playback. • The recording date is not superimposed on an image. This camera does not have a feature for superimposing dates on images (page 107). •...

  • Page 102: Viewing Images

    Troubleshooting Cannot shoot images in succession. The internal memory or “Memory Stick Duo” is full. Delete unnecessary images (page 26). • The battery level is low. Install charged battery pack. • Viewing images Your camera cannot play back images. The folder/file name has been changed on your computer (page 83). •...

  • Page 103: Computers

    Check that the computer and the Memory Stick Reader/Writer support “Memory Stick PRO • Duo”. Users of computers and Memory Stick Readers/Writers made by manufacturers other than Sony should contact those manufacturers. If “Memory Stick PRO Duo” is not supported, connect the camera to the computer (pages 77 •...

  • Page 104

    Duo”. Copy the movie to the hard disk of your computer, then play back the movie from the hard disk (page 76). You cannot print an image. Refer to the operation manual of the printer. • [Device Manager]. Sony DSC], then click [Uninstall] [OK].

  • Page 105: Picture Motion Browser

    Troubleshooting Images once copied to a computer cannot be viewed on the camera. Copy them to a folder recognized by the camera, such as “101MSDCF” (page 81). • Operate correctly (page 83). • Picture Motion Browser Images are not displayed correctly with “Picture Motion Browser”. Make sure the folder of the images is registered in “Viewed folders”.

  • Page 106: Printing

    Troubleshooting Cannot copy the data stored in the internal memory to a “Memory Stick Duo”. The “Memory Stick Duo” is full. Check the capacity (64 MB or more recommended). • Cannot copy the data on the “Memory Stick Duo” or the computer to the internal memory.

  • Page 107: Pictbridge Compliant Printer

    Troubleshooting PictBridge compliant printer A connection cannot be established. The camera cannot be connected directly to a printer that is not compliant with the PictBridge • standard. Consult the printer manufacturer as to whether the printer is compliant with PictBridge or not. Check that the printer is turned on and can be connected to the camera.

  • Page 108: Touch Panel

    Troubleshooting Cannot print the image at the size selected. Disconnect the cable for multi-use terminal and reconnect it whenever you change the paper • size after the printer has been connected to the camera. The print setting of the camera differs from that of the printer. Change the setting of either the •...

  • Page 109: Warning Indicators And Messages

    If you are unable to solve the problem even after trying the following corrective actions a few times, your camera may need repair. Contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. C:32: There is trouble with your camera’s •...

  • Page 110

    Warning indicators and messages Memory Stick locked You are using the “Memory Stick Duo” • with the write-protect switch, and the switch is set to the LOCK position. Set the switch to the recording position (page 113). No memory space in internal memory No memory space in Memory Stick Delete unnecessary images or files...

  • Page 111

    Warning indicators and messages 640(Fine) is not available 640(Fine) size movies can be recorded • only using a “Memory Stick PRO Duo”. Insert a “Memory Stick PRO Duo” or set the image size to a size other than [640(Fine)]. Enable printer to connect [USB Connect] is set to [PictBridge], •...

  • Page 112: To Use Your Camera Abroad - Power Sources

    Others To use your camera abroad — Power sources You can use your camera, the battery charger (supplied), and the AC-LS5K AC Adaptor (not supplied) in any country or region where the power supply is within 100 V to 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz.

  • Page 113: On The "memory Stick

    On the “Memory Stick” A “Memory Stick” is a compact, portable IC recording medium. The types of “Memory Stick” that can be used with this camera are listed in the table below. However, proper operation cannot be guaranteed for all “Memory Stick” functions.

  • Page 114

    On the “Memory Stick” • Do not use or store the “Memory Stick Duo” under the following conditions: – High temperature locations such as the hot interior of a car parked in direct sunlight – Locations exposed to direct sunlight –...

  • Page 115: On The "infolithium" Battery Pack

    On the “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack This camera requires an “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack (R type). What is an “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack? An “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack is a lithium-ion battery pack that has functions for exchanging information related to operating conditions with your camera. The “InfoLITHIUM”...

  • Page 116: On The Battery Charger

    On the battery charger On the battery charger • Do not charge any other battery pack except Sony “InfoLITHIUM” battery packs in the battery charger supplied with your camera. Batteries other than the specified kind may leak, overheat, or explode if you attempt to charge them, posing a risk of injury from electrocution and burns.

  • Page 117: Index

    Index Index AC Adaptor...12 Adjusting EV ...31 AE/AF lock indicator...21 AF Illuminator ...61 AF Mode...59 AF range finder frame ...32 AF range finder frame indicator...32 Aperture ...8 Auto adjustment mode...21 Auto Focus...7 Auto Review ...62 B&W...42 Battery charger...116 Battery pack ...115 Beach mode ...29 Beep ...67 Blur ...7...

  • Page 118

    Index JPG ...82 Landscape mode ...29 Language ...67 LCD Backlight ...17, 67 LCD Screen ...17 M AF ...59 Macintosh computer ...89 Recommended environment...89 Macro...24 Magnifying Glass ...24 Mass Storage ...68 Memory Stick ...64 “Memory Stick Duo”...113 Menu...39 Items...40 Shooting ...42 Viewing ...51 Metering Mode ...43 Mode...47...

  • Page 119

    Index Touch panel...19 Trimming ...57 Troubleshooting ...98 TV ...71 Twilight mode ...29 Twilight Portrait mode ...29 Underexposure ...8 USB Connect ...68 Using your camera abroad ..112 VGA...25 Video Out...69 Viewing menu ...51 Vivid...42 Volume...26 Warning indicators and messages...109 WB...44 White balance ...44 Windows computer ...73 Recommended environment ...74...

  • Page 120

    Additional information on this product and answers to frequently asked questions can be found at our Customer Support Website.

This manual also for:

Dsc-t50/b, Dsc-t50/r, Cyber-shot dsc-t50

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