Sony MVC-FD92 Operating Instructions (primary manual) Operating Instructions Manual

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Model No. ________________________
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MVC-FD92
©2001 Sony Corporation

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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. ________________________ Serial No. ________________________ MVC-FD92 ©2001 Sony Corporation...

  • Page 2: Declaration Of Conformity

    (servicing) instructions in the literature accompanying the appliance. If you have any questions about this product, you may call: Sony Customer Information Center 1-800-222-SONY (7669) The number below is for the FCC related matters only. Regulatory Information Declaration of Conformity...

  • Page 3

    In some areas the disposal of lithium ion batteries in household or business trash may be prohibited. For the Sony Service Center nearest you call 1-800-222-SONY (United States only) For the Sony Factory Service Center nearest you call 416-499-SONY (Canada only)

  • Page 4

    Be sure to read the following before using your camera Operating instructions Before operating the unit, please read this manual thoroughly, and retain it for future reference. As you read through this manual, buttons and settings on the camera are shown in capital letters.

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents Introduction ...6 Getting started Identifying the parts ...7 Preparing the power supply ...9 Setting the date and time ...14 Inserting a floppy disk ...16 Inserting a “Memory Stick” ...17 Basic operations B Recording Recording still images ...18 Recording moving images ...23 B Playback Playing back still images ...24...

  • Page 6: Introduction

    Introduction Deletes undesired images right away, checking the image after shooting The digital still camera is able to play back the image and delete it right away. Recording still images: page 18 Playing back still images: page 24 Deleting images (DELETE): page 64 Captures images with your computer You can easily copy images onto your computer using a floppy disk or a “Memory...

  • Page 7: Identifying The Parts

    Getting started Identifying the parts See the pages in parentheses for details of operation. A Self-timer lamp (22) B Flash (22) C Shutter button (18, 23) D Zoom lever (20) E Photocell window for flash Do not block while recording. F Tripod receptacle (bottom surface) Use a tripod with a screw length of...

  • Page 8

    A Photocell window for LCD screen The LCD screen becomes brighter when exposed to sunlight. B VOLUME +/– buttons (26) C LCD BACKLIGHT switch (20) D PLAY/STILL/MOVIE selector (38) E POWER ON/OFF (CHG) (Charge) lamp (10) (Flash) button/ (Flash) lamp (22) G FOCUS button (53) H PROGRAM AE button (54) I DISPLAY button (21)

  • Page 9: Preparing The Power Supply

    “InfoLITHIUM” is a lithium ion battery pack which can exchange information such as battery consumption with compatible video equipment. “InfoLITHIUM” L series battery packs have the mark. “InfoLITHIUM” is a trademark of Sony Corporation. mark facing toward the battery compartment...

  • Page 10: Charging The Battery Pack

    Charging the battery pack When the camera is turned on, you cannot charge the battery pack. Be sure to turn off the power of the camera. Battery pack Insert the battery pack into your camera. Open the DC IN cover and connect the AC power adaptor to the DC IN jack of your camera with the Connect the power cord (mains lead) to the AC power adaptor and then to a wall outlet (mains).

  • Page 11

    NP-F330 (supplied)/F550 (not supplied) battery pack When you record images in an extremely cold location or using the LCD screen, the operating time becomes short. When using the camera in an extremely cold location, place the battery pack in your pocket or other place to keep it warm, then insert the battery pack into the camera just before recording.

  • Page 12

    STILL mode recording/playback when using “Memory Stick”s NP-F330 (supplied) Battery life (min.) Continuous Approx. 80 recording* Continuous Approx. 100 playback** Approximate battery life and number of images that can be recorded/played back at a temperature of 25°C (77°F) with a fully charged battery pack, 640×480 image size and in NORMAL recording mode.

  • Page 13

    Connect the power cord (mains lead) to the AC power adaptor and then to a wall outlet (mains). Using a car battery Use Sony DC adaptor/charger. Using your camera abroad For details, see page 74. When using the AC power adaptor Be sure to use it near a wall outlet.

  • Page 14: Setting The Date And Time

    Setting the date and time When you first use your camera, set the date and time. If these are not set, the CLOCK SET screen appears whenever you turn on your camera. POWER ON/OFF (CHG) lamp Slide the POWER switch to the right to turn on the power. The POWER ON/OFF (CHG) (green) lamp lights up.

  • Page 15

    Select the desired date display format with on the control button, then press the center Select from [Y/M/D] (year/month/day), [M/D/Y] (month/day/year), or [D/M/Y] (day/month/year). Select the year, month, day, hour or minute item you want to set with button. The item to be set is indicated with Set the numeric value with control button, then press the center enter it.

  • Page 16: Inserting A Floppy Disk

    Inserting a floppy disk EJECT lock Check that the write protect tab is set to the recordable position for recording. Insert the floppy disk until it clicks. Usable floppy disks • Size: 3.5 inch • Type: 2HD (1.44 MB) • Format: MS-DOS format (512 bytes Notes •...

  • Page 17: Inserting A "memory Stick

    • You cannot record or edit images on a “Memory Stick” if the write-protect switch is set to the LOCK position. Write-protect switch The position or shape of the write-protect switch depends on the type of the “Memory Stick.” “Memory Stick” and are trademarks of Sony Corporation. mark facing toward the “Memory Stick” Terminal LOCK Label space...

  • Page 18: Recording Still Images

    Basic operations Recording still images Still images are recorded in JPEG format. To record still images, slide the POWER switch to the right to turn on the power and insert a floppy disk or a “Memory Stick.” Set the PLAY/STILL/MOVIE selector to STILL. Select the recording media using the MS/FD selector.

  • Page 19

    Press the shutter button fully down. The shutter clicks. “RECORDING” appears on the LCD screen, and the image will be recorded on the floppy disk or the “Memory Stick.” When “RECORDING” disappears from the LCD screen, you can start the next recording.

  • Page 20

    Adjusting the brightness of the LCD screen LCD BACKLIGHT switch Adjust the brightness with the [LCD BRIGHT] item in the menu settings (page 45). This adjustment does not affect the brightness of the images recorded on the floppy disk or the “Memory Stick.” To turn off the LCD backlight Set the LCD BACKLIGHT switch to OFF to save the battery.

  • Page 21

    Digital zoom function This camera has a digital zoom function. Digital zoom enlarges the image by digital processing, and it starts to function when the zoom exceeds 8 . The T-side of the bar shows the digital zooming zone. Using digital zoom •...

  • Page 22: Recording Images With The Flash

    Using the self-timer When you use the self-timer function, the subject is recorded 10 seconds after you press the shutter button. Shutter button Control button Select on the LCD screen with center . The (self-timer) indicator appears on the LCD screen, and the subject is recorded 10 seconds after you press the shutter button.

  • Page 23: Recording Moving Images

    Recording moving images Moving images with audio are recorded in MPEG format. To record moving images, slide the POWER switch to the right to turn on the power and insert a floppy disk or a “Memory Stick.” Set the PLAY/STILL/MOVIE selector to MOVIE. Select the recording media using the MS/FD selector.

  • Page 24: Playing Back Still Images

    Playing back still images Set the PLAY/STILL/MOVIE selector to PLAY. The last recorded image (still or moving) appears on the LCD screen. Select the playback media using the MS/FD selector. MS: When playing back images in the “Memory Stick.” FD: When playing back images in the floppy disk. Press on the control button to display the menu bar on the LCD screen.

  • Page 25: Playing Back Moving Images

    Playing back moving images Set the PLAY/STILL/MOVIE selector to PLAY. The last recorded image (still or moving) appears on the LCD screen. Select the playback media using the MS/FD selector. MS: When playing back images in the “Memory Stick.” FD: When playing back images in the floppy disk. Press on the control button to display the menu bar on the LCD screen.

  • Page 26

    To pause playback Select (pause) on the LCD screen with the center When the menu bar is not displayed You can directly select the image with image and sound by pressing the center playback, playback is paused. Adjusting the volume Press VOLUME +/–...

  • Page 27: Viewing Images Using A Computer

    Viewing images using a computer You can view or modify data recorded with your camera using application software on a computer, or attach it to an E-mail. Viewing images using a floppy disk drive For Windows 98 users Start up your computer and insert the floppy disk into the disk drive of your computer.

  • Page 28

    xRecommended computer environment Recommended Windows environment OS:Microsoft Windows 98, Windows 98SE, Windows Me, Windows 2000 Professional The above OS is required to be installed at the factory. Operation is not assured in an environment upgraded to the operating systems described above.

  • Page 29

    xInstalling the USB driver Do not connect your camera to your computer before installing the USB driver. First, install the USB driver to the computer. The USB driver is contained together with application software for viewing images on a CD-ROM which is supplied with your camera.

  • Page 30

    Move the following two files from the window opened in step the “System Folder” icon in the window opened in step and drop). • Sony USB Driver • Sony USB Shim When “Put these items into the Extensions folder?” appears, click “OK.”...

  • Page 31

    xViewing images For Windows 98, Windows 98SE, Windows Me and Windows 2000 Professional users Turn on the power of your computer and allow Windows to load. Connect one end of the supplied USB cable to the USB jack (mini- B) on the camera and the other end to the USB connector on your computer.

  • Page 32

    Select and double-click the desired image/audio file from the folder. For the detailed folder and file name, see “Image file storage destinations and image file names” (page 34). When viewing an image in a floppy disk Desired file type Audio* “Voice”...

  • Page 33

    Notes on using your computer Floppy disk/“Memory Stick” • Format the floppy disk or “Memory Stick” only using this camera (page 70). You cannot format the floppy disk or “Memory Stick” using a computer via the USB cable. • Use only a DOS/V 2HD format floppy disk. Other disks will not be recognized by a computer.

  • Page 34: Image File Storage Destinations And Image File Names

    Image file storage destinations and image file names Image files recorded with your camera are grouped in folders by recording mode. Images in a floppy disk and ones in a “Memory Stick” have different file names. The meanings of the file names are as follows. When using floppy disks stands for any number within the range from 001 to 999.

  • Page 35

    Location File sssf 3 1/2 Floppy MVC- [A:] sssf MVC- sssf MVC- sssf MVC- sssf MVC- E-mail folder MVC- Voice folder MVC- • The numerical portions of the following files are the same. —An image file recorded in E-MAIL mode and its corresponding small-size image file —An audio file recorded in VOICE mode and its corresponding image file —An image file recorded in TEXT mode and its corresponding index image file —An image file recorded with Clip Motion and its corresponding index image file...

  • Page 36

    When using “Memory Stick”s ssss stands for any number within the range from 0001 to 9999. For Windows 98 users (The drive recognizing the camera is “D.”) Folder File ssss 100msdcf DSC0 ssss CLP0 ssss CLP0 ssss MBL0 ssss MBL0 ssss TXT0 ssss...

  • Page 37

    Folder File ssss Imcif100 DSC0 ssss DSC0 ssss Moml0001 MOV0 ssss Momlv100 DSC0 The numerical portions of the following files are the same. —A small-size image file recorded in E-MAIL mode and its corresponding image file —An uncompressed image file recorded in TIFF mode and its corresponding image file —An audio file recorded in VOICE mode and its corresponding image file —An image file recorded in TEXT mode and its corresponding index image file —An image file recorded with Clip Motion and its corresponding index image file...

  • Page 38: How To Use The Play/still Movie Selector, How To Use The Control Button

    Advanced operations Before performing advanced operations This section describes the basic control methods that are frequently used for “Advanced operations.” How to use the PLAY/STILL/MOVIE selector The PLAY/STILL/MOVIE selector selects whether you can use your camera to record or play back and edit images. Set the selector as follows before starting to operate your camera.

  • Page 39

    Turning on/off the operation buttons (menu bar) on the LCD screen Press v to display the menu bar on the LCD screen. Press V to clear the menu bar from the LCD screen. Note You cannot clear the menu bar on the INDEX screen (page 59). Selecting items or images on the LCD screen Press on the control...

  • Page 40: How To Change The Menu Settings

    How to change the menu settings Some of the advanced operations for your camera are executed by selecting menu items displayed on the LCD screen with the control button. PLAY/STILL/MOVIE selector Press on the control button to display the menu bar. The menu bar appears as follows according to the position of the PLAY/STILL/ MOVIE selector.

  • Page 41

    Menu settings Menu items that can be modified differ depending on the positions of the PLAY/ STILL/MOVIE selector or the MS/FD selector. The LCD screen shows only the items you can operate at the moment. Initial settings are indicated with (self-timer) Records with the self-timer (page 22).

  • Page 42

    Item Setting FORMAT (When the MS/FD selector is set to MS.) CANCEL FILE SERIES NUMBER NORMAL Resets the file number that starts from CLIP MOTION 160×120 (NORMAL) 80×72 (MOBILE) CANCEL IMAGE 1472× 1104 SIZE 1280× 960 (When the 1280(3:2) MS/FD 1024×768 selector is 640×480...

  • Page 43

    Item Setting REC MODE TIFF TEXT VOICE E-MAIL NORMAL Records an image using the normal REC TIME 15 sec 10 sec 5 sec SLIDE INTERVAL Sets the slide show interval. SHOW (Only in REPEAT PLAY (single) mode) START CANCEL PRINT MARK PROTECT CAMERA...

  • Page 44

    Item Setting WHITE IN DOOR BALANCE OUT DOOR HOLD AUTO FLASH HIGH LEVEL NORMAL Normal setting. EXPOSURE +2.0EV to –2.0EV TOOL Item Setting COPY (When the MS Copies the image to a “Memory Stick.” MS/FD CANCEL selector is set to FD.) COPY MS Copies the image to a “Memory Stick.”...

  • Page 45

    SETUP Item Setting DEMO STBY/ON VIDEO NTSC ENGLISH LANGUAGE /JPN Displays the menu items in Japanese. CLOCK — BEEP SHUTTER Turns on the shutter sound only. (The BRIGHT INDEX (Only in PLAY (single) mode) Displays six images at a time (PLAY (INDEX) mode). DELETE (Only in PLAY (single) mode) Setting Deletes the displayed image.

  • Page 46: Various Recording, Setting The Image Size, Image Size

    B Various recording Setting the image size (IMAGE SIZE) Set the PLAY/STILL/MOVIE selector to STILL or MOVIE. Select [FILE] and then [IMAGE SIZE] from the menu. Select the desired image size. Still image size: • When the MS/FD selector is set to FD 1472×1104, 1280×960, 1280 (3:2)*, 1024×768, 640×480...

  • Page 47: Creating Clip Motion Files

    Tips The size of the image is indicated by the pixel unit. The higher the number of pixels, the more information is included. So, an image that is saved using a large number of pixels is suitable for a large- format print and one that is saved using a smaller number of pixels is suitable for attaching to an E-mail.

  • Page 48

    Record the image for the first frame. Record the image for the next frame. Image recording can be repeated up to the maximum number of recordable frames. The frame images are automatically recorded on the floppy disk or “Memory Stick” when you select [FINISH] or after recording the maximum number of frames.

  • Page 49

    Recording still images for e-mail (E- MAIL) The E-MAIL mode records a small- size (320×240) image at the same time as a still image. Small-size images are convenient for e-mail transmission, etc. Images in E-MAIL mode are recorded in the JPEG format. Set the PLAY/STILL/MOVIE selector to STILL.

  • Page 50

    Adding audio files to still images (VOICE) Images in VOICE mode are recorded in the JPEG format, and audio is recorded in the MPEG format. Set the PLAY/STILL/MOVIE selector to STILL. Select [FILE], [REC MODE], and then [VOICE] from the menu.

  • Page 51: Recording Text Documents (text)

    Recording text documents (TEXT) Text is recorded in GIF format to provide a clear image. Set the PLAY/STILL/MOVIE selector to STILL. Select [FILE], [REC MODE], and then [TEXT] from the menu. Record the image. The number of images that you can record on a floppy disk or “Memory Stick”...

  • Page 52: Recording Still Images As Uncompressed Files (tiff)

    Recording still images as uncompressed files (TIFF) This mode simultaneously records still images in both TIFF format (uncompressed) and JPEG format (compressed) when using a “Memory Stick.” Set the PLAY/STILL/MOVIE selector to STILL. Set the MS/FD selector to MS. Select [FILE], [REC MODE], and then [TIFF] from the menu.

  • Page 53: Recording Images In Macro, Setting The Distance To The Subject

    Recording images in macro Set the PLAY/STILL/MOVIE selector to STILL or MOVIE. Press FOCUS repeatedly until the (macro) indicator appears on the LCD screen. With the zoom lever set to the W side, you can shoot a subject that is about 3 cm (1 3/16 inch) away from the lens surface in macro mode.

  • Page 54: Using The Program Ae Function

    Using the PROGRAM AE function Set the PLAY/STILL/MOVIE selector to STILL or MOVIE. Press PROGRAM AE repeatedly to select the desired PROGRAM AE mode. Twilight mode Suppresses the blurring of colors of a bright subject in a dark place so that you can record the subject without losing the dark atmosphere of the surroundings.

  • Page 55

    Tips Under normal recording conditions, the camera automatically makes various adjustments, such as those for the focus, iris, exposure, and white balance, as it shoots. However, you may not be able to carry out your desired shooting depending on shooting conditions. The program AE function provides you with near-optimum adjustments to suit your shooting situation.

  • Page 56: Adjusting The Exposure

    Adjusting the exposure (EXPOSURE) Set the PLAY/STILL/MOVIE selector to STILL or MOVIE. Select [CAMERA] and then [EXPOSURE] from the menu. Select the desired exposure value. Adjust the exposure value while checking the brightness of the background. You can select values ranging from +2.0 EV to -2.0 EV in steps of 1/3 EV.

  • Page 57

    Adjusting the white balance (WHITE BALANCE) Normally the white balance is automatically adjusted. Set the PLAY/STILL/MOVIE selector to STILL or MOVIE. Select [CAMERA] and then [WHITE BALANCE] from the menu. Select the desired white balance setting. IN DOOR ( n ) •...

  • Page 58: Still Image (date/time)

    Recording the date and time on the still image (DATE/TIME) Set the PLAY/STILL/MOVIE selector to STILL. Select [EFFECT] and then [DATE/TIME] from the menu. Select the date and time. DAY & TIME Imposes the date, hour, and minute. DATE Imposes the year, month, and day. Does not impose the date and time.

  • Page 59: Various Playback

    B Various playback Playing back six images at once (INDEX) Set the PLAY/STILL/MOVIE selector to PLAY. Select [INDEX] on the LCD screen. Six images are displayed at once (index screen). Only the first frame of Clip Motion files is displayed. M V C - 0 0 1 F 2 0 0 1 7 4 1 2 : 3 0 P M DELETE...

  • Page 60

    Enlarging a part of the still image (Zoom and trimming) Set the PLAY/STILL/MOVIE selector to PLAY. Display the image to be enlarged. Zoom in/out the image with the zoom lever. The zoom scaling indicator appears on the LCD screen. Press the control button repeatedly to select the desired portion of the image.

  • Page 61: Slide Show

    Playing back the still images in order (SLIDE SHOW) This function is useful for checking the recorded images or for presentations, etc. Set the PLAY/STILL/MOVIE selector to PLAY. Select [FILE] and then [SLIDE SHOW] from the menu. Set the following items. INTERVAL You can select from 1 min (one minute), 30 sec (30 seconds),...

  • Page 62: Viewing Images On A Tv Screen

    Viewing images on a TV screen Before connecting your camera, be sure to turn off the TV. Set the TV/VIDEO switch to “VIDEO”. to A/V OUT (MONO) jack Connect the A/V connecting cable to the A/V OUT (MONO) jack of your camera and to the audio/video input jacks of the TV.

  • Page 63

    B Editing Preventing accidental erasure (PROTECT) (protect) indicator appears on protected images. In single mode Set the PLAY/STILL/MOVIE selector to PLAY, then display the image to be protected. Select [FILE], [PROTECT], and then [ON] from the menu. The displayed image is protected and the indicator appears.

  • Page 64: Deleting Images (delete)

    Deleting images (DELETE) Protected images cannot be deleted. In single mode Set the PLAY/STILL/MOVIE selector to PLAY, then display the image to be deleted. Select [DELETE] and then [OK] from the menu. The image is deleted. In INDEX mode Set the PLAY/STILL/MOVIE selector to PLAY, then display the INDEX screen.

  • Page 65

    Changing the recorded still image size (RESIZE) Use this function when you need a small-size image to attach it to an E- mail. The original image is retained even after resizing. The resized image is recorded as the newest file. Set the PLAY/STILL/MOVIE selector to PLAY, then display the image of which...

  • Page 66: Copying Images (copy)

    Copying images (COPY) Copies images to another floppy disk or “Memory Stick.” In single mode Select the media using the MS/FD selector. Set the PLAY/STILL/MOVIE selector to PLAY, then display the image to be copied. Select [TOOL], and then [COPY] from the menu. Select the media that the image will be copied onto.

  • Page 67

    In INDEX mode Select the media using the MS/FD selector. Set the PLAY/STILL/MOVIE selector to PLAY, then display the INDEX screen. Select [TOOL], and then [COPY] from the menu. Select the media that the image will be copied onto. • When the MS/FD selector is set to FD.

  • Page 68: Copying All The Information On Your Floppy Disk (disk Copy)

    Notes • You cannot copy uncompressed images. • You cannot copy the image that is bigger than 1.4 MB. • You cannot copy the images that the total amount of the images is bigger than 1.4 MB. If “NOT ENOUGH MEMORY” appears or flashes on the INDEX screen, cancel some images to copy and try...

  • Page 69

    Insert another floppy disk. “RECORDING” appears. When copying is completed, “COMPLETE” appears. To end copying, select [EXIT]. To continue copying to other floppy disks After “COMPLETE” appears in step 4, select [CONTINUE] and repeat steps 3 and 4 above. To cancel copying partway Select [CANCEL].

  • Page 70: Format

    Select [ENTER]. marks on the selected images change from green to white. 0 0 0 1 - 0 0 0 6 / 0 1 0 0 PRINT MARK ENTER CANCEL SELECT To unmark selected print marks Select the images to be unmarked in step 3 with the control button, then select [ENTER].

  • Page 71: Of A Computer

    Notes • Format the floppy disk or “Memory Stick” only using this camera. You cannot format the floppy disk or “Memory Stick” using a computer via the USB cable. • When you format, be sure to use a fully charged battery pack or the AC power adaptor as the power source.

  • Page 72: Precautions

    Additional information Precautions On cleaning Cleaning the LCD screen Wipe the screen surface with a cleaning cloth (not supplied) or an LCD cleaning kit (not supplied) to remove fingerprints, dust, etc. Cleaning the camera surface Clean the camera surface with a soft cloth slightly moistened with water, then wipe the surface dry.

  • Page 73

    If moisture condensation occurs Immediately eject the floppy disk, then turn off the camera and wait about an hour for the moisture to evaporate. Note that if you attempt to record with moisture remaining inside the lens, you will be unable to record clear images. On AC power adaptor •...

  • Page 74: On "memory Sticks, Using Your Camera Abroad

    24 hours. If any problem occurs, unplug your camera and contact your nearest Sony dealer. On “Memory Sticks” “Memory Stick” is a new compact,...

  • Page 75: About "infolithium" Battery Pack

    Watching the playback picture on If you want to view the playback picture on a TV, you need a TV having a video input jack and a video connecting cable. The color system of the TV must be the same as that of your digital still camera.

  • Page 76

    Effective use of the battery pack • Battery performance decreases in low-temperature surroundings. So, the time that the battery pack can be used is shorter in cold places. We recommend the following to use the battery pack longer: — Put the battery pack in a pocket close to your body to warm it up, and insert it in your camera immediately before you start...

  • Page 77: Troubleshooting

    If you experience trouble with your camera, first check the following items. Should your camera still not operate properly after you have made these checks, consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. If code displays (C: appear on the LCD screen, the self-diagnosis display function is working (page 85).

  • Page 78

    Symptom You cannot display a print mark. The picture is noisy. The picture is too dark. The flash does not work. The date and time are recorded incorrectly. Vertical streaks appear when you are shooting a very bright subject. The zoom does not work. Digital zoom does not function.

  • Page 79

    Symptom The image and sound break off when you play back an image on a computer. Your camera cannot delete an image. The power turns off suddenly. The image does not appear on the TV screen. The slide show function stops automatically.

  • Page 80

    Symptom Your computer does not recognize your camera. Reinstall the USB driver when using Windows 98, Windows 98SE, Windows Me and Windows 2000 Professional Turn on your computer and allow Windows to load. Connect the USB jack on the camera and the computer with the supplied USB cable.

  • Page 81

    Open “Device Manager” on Windows. For Windows 98, Windows 98SE and Windows Me users: Open [Control Panel] from [ System properties is displayed. Click the [Device Manager] tab located at the top. Click [ SonyDSC] in [ button located at the lower-right corner. For Windows 2000 Professional users: * Log in with the permission of administrator.

  • Page 82

    Charge the battery pack fully (page 10). • A malfunction has occurred in the battery pack. Contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. • The AC power adaptor is not connected. Connect the power cord firmly to a wall outlet (page 10).

  • Page 83: Warning And Notice Messages

    Warning and notice messages Various messages appear on the LCD screen. Check the corresponding descriptions in the following list. Message DRIVE ERROR SYSTEM ERROR NO DISK NO MEMORY STICK FORMAT ERROR MEMORY STICK ERROR DISK PROTECT MEMORY STICK LOCKED DISK FULL NO MEMORY SPACE NO FILE FILE ERROR...

  • Page 84

    Message INVALID OPERATION for “InfoLITHIUM” battery only Meaning You are playing back a file that was created on equipment other than your camera. The battery is not the “InfoLITHIUM” type. The image is protected. The battery level is too low. When the remaining time is about 5 to 10 minutes, may flash depending on the battery pack used, operating conditions, or the...

  • Page 85: Self-diagnosis Display

    E:61: E:91: If you are unable to rectify the problem even if you try corrective actions a few times when C: ss : ss is indicated, contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. Self-diagnosis display • C: You can repair the camera yourself.

  • Page 86: Specifications

    LCD screen LCD panel TFT (Thin Film Transistor active matrix) drive Total number of dots 123 200 (560×220) dots General Application Sony battery pack NP-F330 (supplied)/F550 Power requirements 8.4 V Power consumption (During shooting) 3.5 W Operating temperature 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F) Storage temperature –20°C to +60°C (–4°F to...

  • Page 87: Lcd Screen Indicators

    LCD screen indicators The indicators during recording A AE lock indicator/Focus lock indicator B Sharpness indicator C Focus mode indicator/Macro indicator D Battery remaining indicator E Flash level indicator/Flash mode indicator F PROGRAM AE indicator/Zoom indicator G White balance indicator H DATE indicator I Picture effect indicator J EV level indicator...

  • Page 88

    The indicators during still image playback A Protect indicator/Zoom scaling indicator B Print mark indicator C Recording mode/Clip Motion indicator D Image size indicator E File name* F Remaining disk capacity/Remaining memory capacity indicator The indicators during moving image playback A Moving image file indicator B Image size indicator C Playback button/pause button...

  • Page 89: Index

    Index AC power adaptor...10 ACC jack ...7 Adjusting brightness Image...44 LCD screen...20 AE (auto exposure) ...18 Auto power-off function ..11 Battery pack Charging ...10 Installing...9 Remaining time ...10 Usable time...11 BEEP...45 Charging ...10 Cleaning...72 Clip Motion...47 CLOCK SET...14 Control button...38 COPY...66 DELETE ...64 DEMO...45...

  • Page 92

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