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Digital
Photo Camera
Operating Instructions
Before operating this unit, please read this manual
thoroughly and retain it for future reference.
DKC-ST5
© 1997 by Sony Corporation
3-859-629-13(1)

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  • Page 1 3-859-629-13(1) Digital Photo Camera Operating Instructions Before operating this unit, please read this manual thoroughly and retain it for future reference. DKC-ST5 © 1997 by Sony Corporation...
  • Page 2 3. The software may not be disassembled, decompiled, or cabinet. Refer servicing to qualified otherwise converted to source code form. 4. The software is provided only as a sample, and Sony personnel only. makes no assurance whatsoever concerning the software’s freedom from defects.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents About This Manual ............5 Chapter 1 Overview System Features ............... 7 DKC-ST5 Standard Product Configuration ......8 Principal Examples of Use ..........9 Location and Function of Parts ........11 Camera Head ..............11 Digital Processor ............... 13 Remote Controller .............
  • Page 4 Table of Contents Chapter 4 Menus Overview ................51 Basic Menu Operation Procedure ......... 52 Menu Settings ..............55 Main Menu ................ 55 Live Menu ................. 58 Chapter 5 Using the Control Overview ................59 Software Required Hardware ............59 Required Software .............
  • Page 5: About This Manual

    Using the supplied control software By installing the DKC-ST5 Control Software supplied with the product on 3.5-inch floppy disks, you can control the DKC-ST5 from a computer. For details of the operation of the software, read the Readme files installed with the control software.
  • Page 7: System Features

    System Features The DKC-ST5 Digital Photo Camera is a high-quality Simple camera operation electronic photography system, using a high-resolution CCD camera with a total of 1,400,000 pixels. This The procedure for using the camera is similar to that system can form the core of a studio portrait...
  • Page 8: Dkc-st5 Standard Product Configuration

    System Features DKC-ST5 Standard Product Configuration The following is the standard product configuration of the DKC-ST5. Digital processing unit Camera head Camera cable The following items are also supplied as standard accessories. Remote controller AC cord Four 3.5-inch floppy disks...
  • Page 9: Principal Examples Of Use

    Principal Examples of Use The following are examples of use of the DKC-ST5 Digital Photo Camera system. Portrait system By combining a computer and a full-color printer, you can build an instant portrait system as shown below. You can capture a number of images into memory, review them on the monitor, then print a selected image.
  • Page 10 System Features Still image filing system In combination with a computer, you can create a still image filing system as shown below. Monitor Camera Cable (10 m) Remote (supplied) controller Computer Camera head Lens SCSI (VCL-1205BYS) cable Digital processing unit Notes •...
  • Page 11: Location And Function Of Parts

    Location and Function of Parts Camera Head Front view 2 Lens locking lever 1 Lens mount 3 LENS2 connector 4 Mounting hole 1 Lens mount 3 LENS2 connector (12-pin, female) Mount the lens here. With the back end of the lens When using a lens other than the special-purpose one inserted, press down the lens locking lever in a (VCL-1205BYS), connect the cable from the lens to...
  • Page 12 Location and Function of Parts Rear view 1 VF connector MONITOR 2 MONITOR connector FLASH PROCESSOR 3 FLASH connector LENS1 REMOTE 4 REMOTE connector 5 LENS1 connector 6 PROCESSOR connector 4 REMOTE connector (12-pin, female) 1 VF (viewfinder) connector (DIN 8-pin) Connect the supplied remote controller.
  • Page 13: Digital Processor

    Digital Processor Front panel POWER 1 POWER switch Ø ® ø 2 POWER indicator 1 POWER switch 2 POWER indicator Press this in to power on the digital processor. Press it This lights when the digital processor is powered on. once more to power off.
  • Page 14 Location and Function of Parts Rear panel 1 MODE SELECT switches 2 SCSI In and SCSI Out connectors 3 FLASH connector 4 ⁄ AC IN connector FLASH ⁄ SCSI AC IN SCSI In MODE SELECT SCSI Out MONITOR REMOTE CAMERA VIDEO S-VIDEO RS-232C...
  • Page 15 8 MONITOR connectors These connectors output signals for input to a video monitor. VIDEO output connector (BNC type): Using a 75-ohm coaxial cable (not supplied), connect this to the composite video input connector (BNC type) of the monitor. S-VIDEO output connector (Mini-DIN, 4-pin): Using an S-video cable (not supplied), connect this to the S-video input connector of the monitor.
  • Page 16: Remote Controller

    Location and Function of Parts Remote Controller Upper section 6 USER button 7 E-ZOOM button STDBY USER IRIS 1 STDBY button 8 IRIS +/– buttons LIVE/MEMORY E-ZOOM 2 LIVE/MEMORY button MEMORY FOCUS ZOOM 9 ZOOM T/W buttons 3 MEMORY +/– buttons NEAR Hang the loop of string on the 4 FOCUS FAR/NEAR...
  • Page 17 5 Release button 7 E-ZOOM (electronic zoom) button Press this button to take a picture. Pressing this button zooms in at a 2:1 ratio on the Using the special-purpose lens (VCL-1205BYS): center of the live image (E-ZOOM mode). Use this Pressing this button instantaneously stops down button to focus quickly.
  • Page 18 Location and Function of Parts Lower section Pull down the lid. !¢ buttons MENU ENTER !º MENU button !∞ ENTER button FRAME WB(STILL) ON/OFF !¡ WB (STILL) button !§ FRAME ON/OFF button CHARACTER WB(LIVE) ON/OFF !™ WB (LIVE) button !¶ CHARACTER ON/OFF button !£...
  • Page 19 !∞ ENTER button !¶ CHARACTER ON/OFF button Press this button to go down to the next level of the Press this button to toggle the status display on the menus, and also to confirm settings made within the monitor screen between the on and off settings. The menus.
  • Page 21: Powering On And Off

    Powering On and Off Powering On Use the following procedure to power on. Notes • When using the system for the first time, before powering on be sure to set the DIP switches appropriately. • When you are using a Power Macintosh computer from Apple Computer, Inc., execute Step 3 before Step 2.
  • Page 22: Powering On

    Powering On and Off Powering Off Use the following procedure to power off. If you are using a computer, power off the computer. For details, refer to the user documentation provided with the computer. Power off the digital processor (press the POWER switch on the front panel).
  • Page 23: Status Indications

    Status Indications Pressing the CHARACTER ON/OFF button on the remote controller toggles the status display on the monitor screen between the on and off settings. • When the status display is in the “on” mode, it indicates the live or memory monitor mode, the iris setting, and the memory status (selection and availability of each memory).
  • Page 24: Image Adjustments And Focusing

    Image Adjustments and Focusing Adjusting the Zoom STDBY USER IRIS LIVE/MEMORY E-ZOOM MEMORY FOCUS ZOOM ZOOM T button ZOOM W button NEAR To zoom in Press the ZOOM T (telephoto) button on the remote controller. To zoom out Press the ZOOM W (wide angle) button on the remote controller. To adjust the zoom angle manually Set the lens to manual zoom mode, and turn the zoom ring.
  • Page 25 For most accurate focusing Using the E-ZOOM function, you can focus more accurately. STDBY USER IRIS LIVE/MEMORY E-ZOOM MEMORY FOCUS ZOOM NEAR Press the ZOOM T button on the remote controller, to select the narrowest telephoto angle. Press the E-ZOOM button. This switches to the E-ZOOM mode, and zooms in at a 2:1 ratio on the center of the image.
  • Page 26: Adjusting The Black Balance

    Adjusting the Black Balance To obtain images with a natural color balance, carry out black balance adjustment in the following cases. The adjustment setting is preserved for about ten years, even when the unit is powered off. • When using the camera for the first time •...
  • Page 27: Adjusting The White Balance

    Adjusting the White Balance To obtain images with a natural color balance, carry out white balance adjustment in the following cases. The adjustment setting is preserved for about ten years, even when the unit is powered off. • When using the camera for the first time •...
  • Page 28 Adjusting the White Balance Hold down the WB (STILL) button on the remote controller for at least two seconds. This automatically starts white balance adjustment. The message “Reading Color Table...” appears on the monitor screen. If the FLASH menu setting is “FLASH ON”, the flash flashes several times.
  • Page 29 Adjusting the white balance for live images After setting up the lighting, in live monitor mode use the following procedure. STDBY USER IRIS LIVE/MEMORY E-ZOOM MEMORY FOCUS ZOOM NEAR MENU ENTER FRAME WB(STILL) ON/OFF CHARACTER WB(LIVE) ON/OFF Hold down the MENU button on the remote controller for at least two seconds to access the live menu, and set “C-TEMP”...
  • Page 30: Adjusting The Iris

    Adjusting the Iris Use the following procedure to adjust the iris setting (f-stop) at the instant that a still image is captured to memory. Note For normal purposes select F5.60 (factory default setting). STDBY USER IRIS LIVE/MEMORY E-ZOOM MEMORY FOCUS ZOOM NEAR MENU...
  • Page 31: Using The Ae Function

    Using the AE Function You can use the AE (Auto Exposure) function to automatically adjust the brightness level of still images. The following three AE modes are available: • aperture priority • shutter priority, and • program. This section describes how to use these three AE modes. It also describes the AE compensation function to finely adjust the AE-adjusted brightness level.
  • Page 32 Using the AE Function Using the shutter priority AE mode The shutter priority AE mode automatically adjusts the iris to a shutter speed set by the user so that the optimal brightness level is obtained. To set the AE function to shutter priority mode, use the following procedure.
  • Page 33 Using the program AE mode The program AE mode automatically opens the iris fully and adjusts the shutter speed and ISO exposure so that the optimal brightness level is obtained. To set the AE function to program mode, use the following procedure. MENU ENTER FRAME...
  • Page 34 Using the AE Function Using the AE compensation function The AE compensation function allows you to finely adjust the brightness level that should result from activation of the AE function in any of the three modes described above. To make an AE compensation setting, use the following procedure. MENU ENTER FRAME...
  • Page 35: Shooting

    Shooting This section describes the procedures for selecting image memories and for shooting (capturing an image into the selected memory). Basic Procedure The following is the basic procedure for shooting. STDBY USER IRIS LIVE/MEMORY E-ZOOM MEMORY FOCUS ZOOM NEAR MENU ENTER FRAME WB(STILL)
  • Page 36 Shooting Press the release button. This instantaneously stops the lens down to the iris setting, and captures an image to the selected memory. Note When using a lens other than the special-purpose lens (VCL-1205BYS), press the STDBY button first, to switch to the standby mode, then press the release button.
  • Page 37: Selecting A Memory

    Selecting a Memory There are two modes in which you can select a memory: “increment on” mode, and “increment off” mode. “Increment on” mode In “increment on” mode, each time you press the release button to capture an image in memory, the memory selection for the next image is incremented automatically (1, 2, 3, ...
  • Page 38 Shooting “Loop on” mode and “loop off” mode In “increment on” mode, there are two ways of operating: either the “loop on” mode or the “loop off” mode. “Loop on” mode: After an image is captured to memory 9, memory 1 is automatically selected for the next image.
  • Page 39 “Increment off” mode In “increment off” mode, when you press the release button there is no automatic memory selection. To select the memory, enter memory monitor mode, then press the MEMORY +/– buttons. To select memory numbers in ascending order press the MEMORY + button, and to select memory numbers in descending order press the MEMORY –...
  • Page 40 Shooting To select the “increment off” mode From the main menu, select the CAMERA menu, then set the “INCREMENT” item to “OFF.” For details of menu operations, see Chapter 4. Chapter 2 Operation...
  • Page 41 Manually selecting a memory while in “increment on” mode Even in “increment on” mode, you can use the MEMORY +/– buttons to select a memory. The following shows an example of such operation. Memory status indication In “increment on” mode, pressing the release button in this state will capture an image in memory 8.
  • Page 42: Reviewing A Captured Image

    Shooting Reviewing a Captured Image In “increment on” mode When the memory selection mode is set to “increment on,” pressing the release button causes the system to automatically switch to review mode, and display the captured image on the monitor screen for several seconds. Thereafter it automatically returns to the live monitor mode.
  • Page 43: Switching Between Landscape And Portrait Orientations

    Switching Between Landscape and Portrait Orientations You can turn the tripod mount through 90 degrees to alter the camera orientation, for either portrait or landscape images. Turn tripod mount through 90 degrees Portrait Landscape Menu and status indications When the camera head is in the landscape orientation, the display of menus and status information on the monitor screen is also turned through 90 degrees.
  • Page 45: Installing The Camera Head

    Installing the Camera Head Mounting the Camera Head on a Tripod Align the threaded mounting hole on the bottom of the camera with the fixing screw on the tripod mount, and tighten the fixing screw securely. Mounting hole Fixing screw Tripod mount Note The tripod must be designed to support a load of at least 5 kg.
  • Page 46: Connections

    Connections The connections required depend on the system components being used. See the section “Principal Examples of Use” on page 9 to determine the required devices. Computer Flash SCSI cable Generator (not supplied) To SCSI To FLASH connector connector FLASH ⁄...
  • Page 47 When placing the ferrite core on the cable, make one turn of cable through the core. b) To connect a foot switch cable to the PAL model of DKC-ST5, use a Type-B ferrite core. When placing the ferrite core on the cable, make one turn of cable through the core.
  • Page 48: Scsi Connections

    SCSI Terminators Using the DKC-ST5 internal terminator The DKC-ST5 has a built-in active SCSI terminator. If you do not have an external terminator, then as shown in the following illustration, connect the DKC-ST5 as the last device in the chain, and enable the internal terminator.
  • Page 49 SCSI IDs (0 to 7) to the devices in such a way that they do not conflict. To set the SCSI ID of the DKC-ST5, use DIP switches 6 to 8 on the digital processor. For details of the settings of the DIP switches, see the next page.
  • Page 50: Setting The Dip Switches

    Setting the DIP Switches There are eight DIP switches on the rear panel of the digital processor. When using the system for the first time, before powering on set these switches appropriately. The following shows the function of each of the DIP switches. Note Carry out the DIP switch setting operation with the power of the system turned off.
  • Page 51: Overview

    Overview You use the menus to make various camera settings such as the color temperature conversion characteristics, the electronic shutter speed, and so forth. There are two principal menus, the main menu, and the live menu. Main menu All settings affecting still images (i.e. those captured into memory) are in the main menu, which consists of a number of submenus.
  • Page 52: Basic Menu Operation Procedure

    Basic Menu Operation Procedure This section illustrates the basic menu operation procedure, taking as an example the method of setting the ISO exposure index (the “film speed”). Note that the procedure for accessing the live menu is exactly the same, except that you must hold down the MENU button for at least two seconds.
  • Page 53 Press the ENTER button. The cursor enters the CAMERA menu, and the extra “RETURN” item appears in the bottom line. ENTER PICTURE SHUTTER: 1/125 CAMERA ISO 20 EXPOSURE: INCREMENT: FLASH REVIEW TIME: OTHERS 3 SEC IRIS OPEN: LOOP: ROTATE: AE MODE: MANUAL METERING: PEAK...
  • Page 54 Basic Menu Procedure Press the buttons to move the cursor to the desired new setting. PICTURE SHUTTER: 1/125 CAMERA EXPOSURE: ISO 20 INCREMENT: FLASH ISO 40 OTHERS REVIEW TIME: ISO 80 IRIS OPEN: ISO 160 LOOP: ROTATE: AE MODE: MANUAL METERING: PEAK RETURN...
  • Page 55: Menu Settings

    Menu Settings Main Menu The main menu consists of the following submenus: • PICTURE menu • CAMERA menu • FLASH menu • OTHERS menu The following tables list the settings in each submenu. PICTURE menu Settings Menu item C-TEMP AWB: Automatically select the color balance setting taken for still images.
  • Page 56 Menu Settings CAMERA menu Menu item Settings SHUTTER 4, 2, 1, 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/6, 1/12, 1/25, 1/50, 1/60, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000, 1/5000, 1/10000 Set the camera shutter speed (in seconds) Factory default setting: 1/125 EXPOSURE ISO 20, 40, 80, 160 Set the ISO exposure index for the camera Factory default setting: ISO 20 INCREMENT...
  • Page 57 FLASH menu Settings Menu item FLASH ON: Use the flash. When this setting is selected, the menu items “•INTERVAL”, “•CUTOFF SW”, and Select whether or not to use the flash. “•CALIBRATION” appear. OFF: Do not use the flash. Factory default setting: ON •INTERVAL 1 sec, 3 sec, 5 sec, 10 sec When the above “FLASH”...
  • Page 58: Live Menu

    Menu Settings Live Menu The live menu consists of the following settings. Menu item Settings C-TEMP AWB: Automatically select the color balance setting taken for live images. Set the color temperature conversion characteristics of the camera to match the light source being used. 5600K: Use this setting for daylight or fluorescent lighting.
  • Page 59: Overview

    Microsoft Windows 95 built-in SCSI host adapter designed for the following purposes: device driver and ASPI 32 manager. • Capturing image data from the DKC-ST5 into the • Be sure to install the device driver and ASPI32 computer manager stored on the miniport driver disk for •...
  • Page 60: Installinzg The Control Software

    The dialog box will, however, appear devices in the system, then connect the DKC-ST5 and again if you change the SCSI ID of the DKC-ST5. the computer with the SCSI cable. Insert floppy disk 1 supplied with the DKC-ST5 For details of the SCSI connection, see pages 46 to 49.
  • Page 61: Using The Control Software

    Insert floppy disk 2 into the drive, and copy the DKC-ST5 for Mac.sea #2 file on the floppy disk into that folder on the hard disk into which you copied the DKC-ST5 for Mac.sea #1 file in step 1. Uninstalling the Control Software Double click “DKC-ST5 for Mac.sea #1”...
  • Page 63: Error Messages

    Error Messages If the system is unable to operate normally because of a particular combination of operations, an error message may appear on the monitor. The following table lists the error messages, with their meanings and appropriate action to take. Message Meaning Action to take...
  • Page 64: Troubleshooting

    If a problem should occur when you are using the system, consult the following troubleshooting chart, and carry out any suggested action. If you are unable to resolve the problem, or if the problem occurs persistently, contact your Sony dealer. Symptom Cause / items to check / action to take The system does not power on.
  • Page 65: Notes On Use

    Notes on Use Do not obstruct ventilation openings To prevent the camera and processor from overheating, do not obstruct ventilation openings, by for example wrapping the camera and processor in a cloth while they are in operation. Operation and storage locations Avoid operation or storage in any of the following places.
  • Page 66: Specifications

    Specifications Camera head Digital processor Imaging element -inch CCD, with approximately Input A/D 10-bits/color (R, G, B) 1,400,000 pixels Gamma STANDARD, PRESET1, Effective image area PRESET2, PRESET3 1,280 (H) × 1,024 (V) pixels Input LUT All 10-bit (R, G, B) Pixel offset Vertical and horizontal Output LUT...
  • Page 67 Accessories supplied Remote controller (1) Camera cable (1) AC power cord (1) Ferrite cores (4 for NTSC model, 7 for PAL model) 3.5-inch floppy disks containing the control software Operating Instructions (1) Appendix...
  • Page 68 Sony Corporation Printed in Japan...

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