Sony MVC-FD97 Operating Instructions (primary manual) Operating Instructions Manual

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Model No. ________________________
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©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-FD97 ©2001 Sony Corporation...

  • Page 2

    (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 ...

  • 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 26 Deleting images (DELETE): page 66 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 OPEN (FLASH) button (23) B Built-in microphone Do not touch while recording. C Self-timer lamp (23) D Shutter button (18, 25) E Zoom lever (21) F Photocell window for flash Do not block while recording.

  • Page 8

    A LCD screen B Finder (19) C LCD ON/OFF switch (20) D VOL +/– buttons (28) E Lens cap (supplied) (Flash) button/ (Flash) lamp (23) G POWER ON/OFF (CHG) (Charge) lamp (11, 14) H POWER switch (14) I Tripod receptacle (bottom surface) Use a tripod with a screw length of less than 6.5 mm (7/32 inch).

  • 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 76. 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.

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

  • Page 20: Adjusting The Brightness Of The Lcd Screen

    Turning off the LCD screen Press LCD ON/OFF switch to turn off the LCD screen. The battery life will be longer. LCD ON/OFF switch Notes • You cannot turn off the LCD screen when [DEMO] is set to [ON] in the menu settings. •...

  • Page 21

    Using the zoom feature Zoom lever T side: for telephoto (subject appears closer) If you cannot get a sharp focus on a close subject Slide the zoom lever to the W side and move closer to the subject until the focus is sharp (page 54).

  • Page 22

    Activating the SteadyShot function When the SteadyShot function is working, the camera compensates for camera- shake. Set the STEADY SHOT ON/OFF switch to ON. The appears on the LCD screen or on the finder. Notes • The SteadyShot function will not correct excessive camera-shake. •...

  • Page 23

    Using the self-timer When you use the self-timer function, the subject is recorded 10 seconds after you press the shutter button. Self-timer lamp Shutter button Select on the LCD screen or on the finder with then press the center . The on the finder, and the subject is recorded 10 seconds after you press the shutter button.

  • Page 24

    Notes • The recommended shooting distance is 0.6 to 2.5 m (23 5/8 inches to 8 1/3 feet). • Attaching a conversion lens (not supplied) may block the light from the flash and the recorded image may be eclipsed. • You cannot use the built-in flash and an external strobe at the same time. •...

  • Page 25: 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 26: 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 or on the finder. 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.

  • Page 27: 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 or on the finder. 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.

  • Page 28

    Select the (playback) button on the LCD screen or on the finder with the control button, then press the center The moving image and sound are played back. During playback, (playback) changes to (pause). To pause playback Select (pause) on the LCD screen or on the finder with button, then press the center When the menu bar is not displayed You can directly select the image with...

  • Page 29: 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 30

    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.

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    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 32

    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 33

    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 34

    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 36). When viewing an image in a floppy disk Desired file type Audio* “Voice”...

  • Page 35

    Notes on using your computer Floppy disk/“Memory Stick” • Format the floppy disk or “Memory Stick” only using this camera (page 72). 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 36: 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 37

    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 38

    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 39

    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 40: 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 41

    Turning on/off the operation buttons (menu bar) on the LCD screen or on the finder Press v to display the menu bar on the LCD screen or on the finder. Press V to clear the menu bar from the LCD screen or on the finder.

  • Page 42: 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 or on the finder 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 43

    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 or the finder shows only the items you can operate at the moment. Initial settings are indicated with (self-timer) Records with the self-timer (page 23).

  • Page 44

    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 1600× 1200 SIZE 1600 (3:2) (When the 1600 (ECM) MS/FD 1024×768 selector is...

  • Page 45

    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 46

    Item Setting 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.” PLAY (When the FD Copies the image to a floppy disk.

  • Page 47

    Item Setting 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 48: 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 1600×1200, 1600 (3:2)*, 1600 (ECM), 1024×768,...

  • Page 49: Creating Clip Motion Files

    Notes • If you try to record 55 images or more on a floppy disk, even if the remaining disk capacity is sufficient, “DISK FULL” appears on the LCD screen or on the finder and you cannot record any more images. •...

  • Page 50

    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 51

    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 52: Recording Text Documents (text)

    The number of images that you can record on a floppy disk or “Memory Stick” (8 MB) in VOICE mode Image size Number of images* Floppy disk “Memory Stick” 1600×1200 Approx. 3 1600 (3:2) Approx. 3 1600 (ECM) Approx. 5 1024×768 Approx.

  • Page 53: Recording Still Images As Uncompressed Files (tiff)

    To return to normal recording mode Select [NORMAL] in step 2. Notes • If the subject is not evenly illuminated, you may be unable to record a clear image. • Writing and reading data take more time than normal recording. Recording still images as uncompressed files...

  • Page 54: Recording Images In Macro

    Notes • JPEG images are recorded in the image size selected by the [IMAGE SIZE] menu (page 48). TIFF images are recorded in [1600×1200] size other than when [1600 (3:2)F] is selected. • Writing data takes more time than in normal recording.

  • Page 55: Focusing Manually

    Focusing manually Normally the focus is automatically adjusted. This function is useful when the auto focus does not work well such as in dark places. Set the PLAY/STILL/MOVIE selector to STILL or MOVIE. Set the FOCUS AUTO/ MANUAL switch to MANUAL. (manual focus) indicator appears on the LCD screen or on the finder.

  • Page 56: Using The Program Ae Function

    Using the PROGRAM AE function PROGRAM AE +/– Set the PLAY/STILL/MOVIE selector to STILL or MOVIE. Press PROGRAM AE repeatedly to select the desired PROGRAM AE mode. Aperture priority mode For making the subject stand out against an unclear background or making both the subject and the background stand out clearly.

  • Page 57: Function

    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 58: 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 59

    Adjusting the white balance (WHITE BALANCE) Normally the white balance is automatically adjusted. Set the PLAY/STILL/MOVIE selector to STILL or MOVIE. Press WHITE BALANCE repeatedly to select the desired white balance setting. One-push white balance ( Adjusting the white balance depending on the light source OUT DOOR ( Recording a sunrise/sunset, night...

  • Page 60: 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 61: 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 or on the finder. Six images are displayed at once (index screen). Only the first frame of Clip Motion files is displayed.

  • Page 62

    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 or on the finder.

  • Page 63: 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 64: 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 65

    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 66: 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 67

    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 68: 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 69

    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 70: 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 71

    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 72: 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 73: Using The Camera As An External Drive 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 74: Precautions

    Additional information Precautions On cleaning Cleaning the LCD screen or finder 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 75

    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 76: 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 77: 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 78

    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 79: Troubleshooting

    Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. If code displays (C: appear on the LCD screen or on the finder, the self-diagnosis display function is working (page 87).

  • Page 80

    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 81

    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 82

    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 83

    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 84

    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 (mains) (page 10).

  • Page 85: Warning And Notice Messages

    Warning and notice messages Various messages appear on the LCD screen or on the finder. 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...

  • Page 86

    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 87: 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. ) will differ Self-diagnosis display •...

  • Page 88: Specifications

    Finder LCD panel TFT (Thin Film Transistor active matrix) drive Total number of dots 180 000 (800×225) dots General Application Sony battery pack NP-F330 (supplied)/F550 Power requirements 8.4 V Power consumption (During shooting) 4.2 W (When using the LCD screen) 3.8 W (When using the...

  • Page 89: Lcd Screen/finder Indicators

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

  • Page 90

    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 91: Index

    Index AC power adaptor...10 ACC jack ...8 Adjusting brightness Image...46 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...47 Charging ...10 Cleaning...74 Clip Motion...49 CLOCK SET...14 Control button...40 COPY...68 DELETE ...66 DEMO...46...

  • Page 92

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