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Operating Instructions

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Owner's Record
The model and serial numbers are located on the bottom. Record the
serial number in the space provided below. Refer to these numbers
whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product.
Model No. DSC-F717
Serial No.
DSC-F717
© 2002 Sony Corporation
3-078-045-14(2)
Getting started________________________
Shooting still images __________________
Viewing still images ___________________
Deleting still images __________________
Before advanced operations _____________
Advanced still image shooting ___________
Advanced still image viewing ____________
Still image editing ______________________
Enjoying movies _______________________
Enjoying images on your computer_________
Troubleshooting _______________________
Additional information___________________
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  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    Owner’s Record The model and serial numbers are located on the bottom. Record the serial number in the space provided below. Refer to these numbers whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product. Model No. DSC-F717 Serial No.

  • Page 2: Regulatory Information

    Regulatory Information Declaration of Conformity Trade Name: SONY Model No.: DSC-F717 Responsible Party: Sony Electronics Inc. Address: 680 Kinderkamack Road, Oradell, NJ 07649 USA Telephone No.: 201-930-6972 This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the...

  • Page 3

    Never use the plug without the fuse cover. If you should lose the fuse cover, please contact your nearest Sony service station. Attention for the Customers in Europe This product has been tested and found compliant...

  • Page 4: Before Using Your Camera

    “Memory Stick” For the Customers in the U.S.A. and Canada THIS DEVICE COMPLIES WITH PART 15 OF THE FCC RULES. OPERATION IS SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING TWO CONDITIONS: (1) THIS DEVICE MAY NOT CAUSE HARMFUL INTERFERENCE, AND (2) THIS DEVICE MUST ACCEPT ANY INTERFERENCE RECEIVED, INCLUDING INTERFERENCE THAT MAY CAUSE UNDESIRED OPERATION.

  • Page 5

    • “Memory Stick PRO” and are trademarks of Sony Corporation. • “MagicGate” and trademarks of Sony Corporation. • “InfoLITHIUM” is a trademark of Sony Corporation. • Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of the U.S. Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries.

  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents Before using your camera ... 4 Identifying the parts ... 8 Getting started Charging the battery pack ... 11 Using an external power source ... 14 Using your camera abroad ... 14 Turning on/off your camera ... 15 How to use the control button...

  • Page 7

    Adding special effects — Picture Effect ...62 Using an external flash...63 Using the Sony HVL-F1000 Flash ...63 Using a commercially available external flash ...63 Selecting a folder...64 Creating a new folder...64 Changing the recording folder ...65 Advanced still image viewing Selecting a playback folder ...66...

  • Page 8: Identifying The Parts

    Identifying the parts See the pages in parentheses for details of operation. A Mode dial : To shoot still images in auto adjustment mode : To shoot still images in programmed mode S: To shoot in the shutter speed priority mode A: To shoot in the aperture priority mode M: To shoot in the manual...

  • Page 9

    A MENU button (19) (index) button (34) C DISPLAY button (22) D Finder adjustment dial (22) E Finder (22) F Jack cover (11) G A/V OUT (MONO) jack (35) H DC IN jack (11, 14) I FINDER/LCD switch (22) J Self-timer lamp (25) K ACC (accessory) jack L Built-in microphone M POWER lamp (15)

  • Page 10

    Attaching the lens cap and the shoulder strap. Lens cap (supplied) B Hook for shoulder strap C Tripod receptacle • Use a tripod with a screw length of less than 5.5 mm (7/32 inch). You will be unable to firmly secure the camera to tripods having longer screws, and may damage the camera.

  • Page 11: Getting Started

    Charging the battery pack , Open the battery/“Memory Stick” cover. Slide the cover in the direction of the arrow. • Be sure to turn off your camera when charging the battery pack (page 15). • Your camera operates only with the “InfoLITHIUM”...

  • Page 12: To Remove The Battery Pack

    2 To wall outlet (wall socket) Power cord (mains lead) AC power adaptor , Connect the power cord (mains lead) to the AC power adaptor and then to a wall outlet (wall socket). The /CHG lamp (orange) lights up when charging begins, and goes off when charging is completed.

  • Page 13

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

  • Page 14: Using An External Power Source

    (mains) as long as it is connected to the wall outlet (wall socket), even if the unit itself has been turned off. • To use power from an automobile, use the Sony Car Battery Adapter (not supplied). • If you insert or remove the DC plug while you are using the battery, the power may shut off.

  • Page 15: Turning On/off Your Camera

    Turning on/off your camera POWER lamp POWER switch , Slide the POWER switch in the direction of the arrow. The POWER lamp (green) lights up and the power is on. When you turn on your camera for the first time, the CLOCK SET screen appears (page 16).

  • Page 16: Setting The Date And Time

    Setting the date and time Mode dial , Set the mode dial to • You can also carry out this operation when the mode dial is set to S, A, M, SCN, • To change the date and time, set the mode dial to SET UP, select [CLOCK SET] in (SETUP 2) (page 112), and perform the procedure from step 3.

  • Page 17

    CLOCK SET Y/M/D M/D/Y D/M/Y 2002 / CANCEL , Select the year, month, day, hour or minute item you want to set with b/B on the control button. The item to be set is indicated with v/V. CLOCK SET Y/M/D M/D/Y D/M/Y 2003 /...

  • Page 18: Shooting Still Images

    Inserting and removing a “Memory Stick” , Open the battery/“Memory Stick” cover. Slide the cover in the direction of the arrow. • For details on “Memory Stick,” see page 114. b mark , Insert the “Memory Stick.” Insert a “Memory Stick” as far as it can go with the b mark facing as illustrated.

  • Page 19: Setting The Still Image Size

    Setting the still image size 2560 2560 1920 2560 (3 : 2) 2048 1536 1280 960 640 480 IMAGE SIZE MODE MENU , Set the mode dial to turn on the power, then press MENU. The menu appears. • You can also carry out this operation when the mode dial is set to S, A, M or SCN.

  • Page 20: Basic Still Image Shooting (using Auto Adjustment Mode)

    Basic still image shooting (using auto adjustment mode) Mode dial , Set the mode dial to , and turn on the power. Remove the lens cap. • When the mode dial is set to , the focus, exposure and white balance are adjusted automatically to allow easy shooting.

  • Page 21: Checking The Last Image You Shot - Quick Review

    60min , Press the shutter button fully down. The shutter sounds. The image will be recorded in the “Memory Stick”. • When operating the camera using a battery pack, if you do not operate the camera for about three minutes during recording or playback, the camera turns off automatically to prevent wearing down the battery (page 15).

  • Page 22: Shooting Images With The Finder

    Shooting images with the finder Finder adjustment dial FINDER/ LCD switch With the FINDER/LCD switch, you can choose to shoot either using the finder or the LCD screen. When you use the finder, the image does not appear on the LCD screen. Turn the finder adjustment dial until the image appears clearly within the finder, then shoot the image.

  • Page 23: Using The Zoom Feature

    Using the zoom feature ZOOM button FOCUS switch , Set the FOCUS switch to AUTO/ZOOM. • The factory setting is AUTO/ZOOM. • The ZOOM button can also be used. The zoom operates slowly when the button is pressed lightly, and quickly when the button is pressed deeply.

  • Page 24: Changing The Lens Orientation

    Changing the lens orientation Lens part You can adjust the angle by turning the lens part upward up to 77 degrees and downward up to 36 degrees. Shooting close-ups — Macro The macro recording mode is used when zooming up a small subject, such as flowers or insects.

  • Page 25: Using The Self-timer

    60min , Center the subject in the frame, and shoot the image. To return to normal recording mode Press B ( ) on the control button again. indicator disappears. Using the self-timer 60min , Turn the mode dial to , and press V ( ) on the control button.

  • Page 26: Selecting A Flash Mode

    Selecting a flash mode 60min , Set the mode dial to , and press v ( ) on the control button repeatedly to select a flash mode. Each time you press v ( ), the indicator changes as follows. No indicator (Auto): The flash automatically pops up and strobes when the surroundings are dark (default).

  • Page 27

    Recording images with the hologram AF The hologram AF is fill light to focus more easily on a subject in dark surroundings. Set [HOLOGRAM AF] (page 110) to [AUTO] in the SET UP settings. The factory setting is [AUTO]. appears on the screen and the hologram AF emits light when the shutter button is pressed halfway until the focus is locked.

  • Page 28: Inserting The Date And Time On A Still Image

    Inserting the date and time on a still image CAMERA 1 MOVING IMAGE : MPEG MOVIE DATE/TIME : DIGITAL ZOOM : RED EYE REDUCTION : HOLOGRAM AF : AUTO CONVERSION LENS : SELECT , Set the mode dial to SET UP. The SET UP screen appears.

  • Page 29: Shooting According To Scene Conditions - Scene Selection

    Shooting according to scene conditions — Scene Selection Twilight mode Twilight portrait mode When shooting night scenes, people at night, landscapes or portraits, use the modes listed below to improve the quality of your images. Twilight mode Allows you to shoot night scenes without losing the dark atmosphere of the surroundings.

  • Page 30

    MENU , Set the mode dial to SCN, then press MENU. The menu appears. MODE , Select [SCN] with b on the control button. MODE , Select the desired mode with v/V on the control button. The mode is set. When the setting is complete, press MENU so that the menu disappears from the screen.

  • Page 31: Setting The Still Image Quality

    Setting the still image quality AUTO MODE MENU , Set the mode dial to turn on the power, then press MENU. The menu appears. • You can also carry out this operation when the mode dial is set to S, A, M or SCN. FINE FINE STANDARD...

  • Page 32: Image Size And Quality

    Image size and quality You can choose image size (number of pixels) and image quality (compression ratio) based on the kind of images you want to shoot. The larger you make the image size and the higher you make the image quality, the better your image, but also the larger the amount of data needed to preserve your image.

  • Page 33: Viewing Still Images

    Viewing images on the screen of your camera Single (single-image) Index (nine-image) screen screen 60min 101-0009 2003 7 4 10:30 • SINGLE DISPLAY BACK/NEXT VOLUME You can view images shot with your camera almost immediately on the screen. You can select the following three methods for viewing images.

  • Page 34

    60min 101-0003 2003 7 4 BACK/NEXT VOLUME , Select the desired still image with b/B on the control button. b : To display the preceding image B : To display the next image • You can easily view the next/previous image by turning the jog dial.

  • Page 35: Viewing Images On A Tv Screen

    Viewing images on a TV screen connecting cable (supplied) A/V OUT (MONO) jack , Connect the A/V connecting cable to the A/V OUT (MONO) jack of the camera and the audio/video input jacks of the If your TV has stereo input jacks, connect the audio plug (black) of the A/V connecting cable to the left audio jack.

  • Page 36

    Viewing images on a TV screen If you want to view images on a TV screen, you need a TV with a video input jack and a A/V connecting cable (supplied). The color system of the TV must match that of your digital still camera.

  • Page 37: Deleting Still Images

    Deleting images 60min 101-0009 2003 7 4 10:30 BACK/NEXT VOLUME , Set the mode dial to , and turn on the camera. Press b/B on the control button to select the image you want to delete. 60min MENU FOLDER DELETE PROTECT DPOF , Press MENU and select [DELETE] with b/B on the...

  • Page 38

    Deleting images in index (nine-image) mode MENU FOLDER DELETE PROTECT , While an index (nine-image) screen (page 34) is displayed, press MENU and select [DELETE] with b/B on the control button, then press z. DPOF DELETE CANCEL , Select [SELECT] with b/B on the control button, then press To delete all the images in the folder Select [ALL IN FOLDER] with B on the...

  • Page 39

    DELETE EXIT , Press MENU and select [OK] with B on the control button, then press z. “MEMORY STICK ACCESS” appears on the screen. When this message disappears, the images have been deleted. To cancel deleting Select [EXIT] with b on the control button, then press z.

  • Page 40: Formatting A "memory Stick

    DELETE CANCEL 101-0002 2003 7 4 10:30 • BACK/NEXT , Select [OK] with v on the control button, then press z. “MEMORY STICK ACCESS” appears on the screen. When this message disappears, the image has been deleted. To cancel deleting Select [CANCEL] with V on the control button, then press z.

  • Page 41

    FORMAT ALL DATA WILL BE ERASED READY? CANCEL , Select [OK] with v on the control button, then press z. The “FORMATTING” message appears. When this message disappears, the format is complete.

  • Page 42: Before Advanced Operations

    How to setup and operate your camera The usage of the menus and SET UP screen items that are most frequently used for “Advanced operations” is described below. Jog dial Mode dial MENU Control button Changing the menu settings a Press MENU. The menu appears.

  • Page 43: How To Use The Jog Dial

    How to use the jog dial The jog dial is used to change the setting values when shooting with the manual adjustment modes (shutter speed priority mode, aperture priority mode, manual exposure mode), EV adjustment or choosing the focus mode. Mode dial Select Jog dial...

  • Page 44: Advanced Still Image Shooting

    Shooting with the manual adjustments Mode dial: S/A/M You can manually adjust the shutter speed and aperture values according to the purpose of shooting. 60min Aperture value F5.6 Shutter speed value Mode dial Description Shutter speed priority mode. Other settings are automatically adjusted to attain correct exposure according to the brightness of the subject.

  • Page 45: Aperture Priority Mode

    NR slow shutter The NR slow shutter function removes noise from recorded images to provide clean, crisp images. Using a tripod is recommended to prevent shaking. Press the shutter button fully down. Exposure is performed for the set shutter speed time, the screen turns black, and “CAPTURING”...

  • Page 46: Choosing A Focus Method

    Choosing a focus method Mode dial: /S/A/M/SCN/ Focus range select function You can select from six AF ranges: Multipoint AF, Center, Left, Right, Bottom and Top. When you select the Center, Left, Right, Bottom and Top modes, the focus is adjusted automatically to the desired point within the AF range finder by AF operation.

  • Page 47: Shooting With Af Lock

    • When you use digital zoom or the hologram AF, AF operates with priority on subjects in or near the center of the frame. In this case, the AF range finder frame is not displayed. • When you select Multipoint AF in step 3, the automatically adjusted AF range finder frame appears in green when focus is achieved.

  • Page 48: Focusing Manually

    d Return to the fully composed shot, and press the shutter button fully down. The image will be recorded with the proper focus for the subjects. 60min F5.6 • You can carry out the AF lock adjustment process any number of times before you press the shutter button fully down.

  • Page 49: Adjusting The Exposure

    Adjusting the exposure — EV adjustment Mode dial: /S/A/SCN/ This lets you adjust the exposure value which is set by automatic adjustment. You can select values ranging from +2.0EV to –2.0EV in steps of 1/3EV. Mode dial Jog dial a Set the mode dial to , S, A, SCN or b Press...

  • Page 50: Displaying A Histogram

    Displaying a histogram A histogram is a graph showing the brightness of the pixels contained in an image. The horizontal axis shows the brightness, and the vertical axis shows the number of pixels. Displaying a histogram during recording or playback lets you determine the proper exposure.

  • Page 51: Metering Mode

    Metering mode Mode dial: /S/A/M/SCN/ This function enables you to select the metering mode to suit the shooting conditions and purpose. Multi-pattern metering (No indicator) The image is divided into multiple regions and metering is performed for each region. The camera judges the subject position and background brightness, and determines a well-balanced exposure.

  • Page 52: Shooting With The Exposure Fixed

    Shooting with the exposure fixed — AE LOCK Mode dial: /S/A/SCN/ Once you press AE LOCK, the exposure is fixed. This function lets you measure the desired portion of the image using the spot metering function, fix that exposure value by pressing AE LOCK, and then recompose the picture.

  • Page 53: Shooting Three Images With The Exposure

    Shooting three images with the exposure shifted — Exposure Bracket Mode dial: /S/A/M/SCN The camera records three images in succession, each with the exposure value shifted. The exposure compensation value can be set between ±1.0EV from the appropriate exposure value in 1/3EV steps. Mode dial MENU Shutter...

  • Page 54: Adjusting Color Tones

    To return to normal mode Select [NORMAL] in step 6. • You cannot use the flash in this mode. • During shooting in this mode, the images are not displayed on the screen. Compose the image before pressing the shutter button. •...

  • Page 55: Shooting In The Dark

    To shoot in one-push white balance mode 1 Frame a white object such as a piece of paper filling the screen under the same lighting conditions as you will shoot the subject. 2 Press indicator flashes quickly. When the white balance has been adjusted and stored in the memory, the indicator stops flashing.

  • Page 56: Nightshot

    NightShot The NightShot function lets you shoot subjects in dark places such as camp scenes at night or nocturnal plants and animals. a Set the mode dial to b Set NIGHTSHOT/ NIGHTFRAMING switch to NIGHTSHOT. and “NIGHT SHOT” indicators light. The “NIGHT SHOT” indicator turns off after 5 seconds.

  • Page 57: Shooting Multiple Frames

    To cancel the NightFraming function Set NIGHTSHOT/NIGHTFRAMING switch to z. • While using the NightFraming function, you cannot use the following functions: – White balance – Switching the metering mode – AE LOCK – Manual focus • When you press the shutter button halfway down you will hear a sound, but this is not the sound of the shutter releasing.

  • Page 58: Shooting In Multi Burst Mode

    d Shoot the image for the first frame. 60min 1/10 MAKING “CLIP MOTION” e Shoot the image for the next frame. Press the shutter button to shoot the next frame, then repeat this operation until you have shot the desired number of frames.

  • Page 59: Shooting Three Images Continuously

    Mode dial MENU Shutter Control button a Set the mode dial to b Press MENU. The menu appears. c Select (INTERVAL) with b, then select the desired frame interval with v/V. You can choose the frame interval from the menu settings (page 108). 1/30"...

  • Page 60: Shooting Still Images In Tiff Mode

    a Set the mode dial to S, A, M or SCN. b Press MENU. The menu appears. c Select [MODE] (REC MODE) with b/B, then select [BURST 3] with v/V. d Shoot the image. When the “RECORDING” indication disappears, you can shoot the next image.

  • Page 61: Shooting Still Images For E-mail

    Shooting still images for e-mail — E-mail Mode dial: /S/A/M/SCN In E-mail mode, a small-size image (320×240) that is suitable for e-mail transmission is also recorded at the same time as recording a normal still image. (See page 19 for the normal still image sizes.) Mode dial MENU Shutter...

  • Page 62: Adding Special Effects

    d Shoot the image. When the “RECORDING” indication disappears, you can shoot the next image. If you press and release the shutter button, sound is recorded for five seconds. If you hold down the shutter button, sound is recorded until you release the shutter button for up to 40 seconds.

  • Page 63: Using An External Flash

    (Clip Motion). e Shoot the image. The built-in flash does not strobe. • When using a Sony optional external flash, set [HOT SHOE] to [OFF] in the SET UP settings. Using a commercially available external flash You can mount a commercially available external flash that supports hot shoe.

  • Page 64: Selecting A Folder

    • Set the most appropriate aperture value according to the guide number of the flash used and the distance to the subject. • The flash guide number varies according to the ISO sensitivity (page 107) of the camera, so be sure to check the ISO number.

  • Page 65: Changing The Recording Folder

    To cancel folder creation Select [CANCEL] in steps 3 or 4. • Shooting images are recorded in the newly created folder until a different folder is created or selected. Changing the recording folder a Set the mode dial to SET UP. b Select (MEMORY STICK TOOL) with v/V, then select...

  • Page 66: Advanced Still Image Viewing

    Selecting a playback folder Mode dial: You can set the playback folder. Mode dial MENU Control button a Set the mode dial to b Press MENU. The menu appears. c Select [FOLDER] with b on the control button, then press z. d Display the folder to be played back with b/B.

  • Page 67: Enlarging An Image - Playback Zoom

    Enlarging an image — Playback zoom a Set the mode dial to b Display the image to be enlarged. c Press the zoom T button to zoom in on the image. d Select the desired portion of the image with v/V/b/B. Press v x1.3 Press...

  • Page 68: Playing Back Successive Images

    Playing back successive images — Slide Show Mode dial: You can play back recorded images in order. This function is useful for checking your images or for presentations, etc. Mode dial MENU Control button a Set the mode dial to b Press MENU.

  • Page 69: Rotating Still Images

    Rotating still images Mode dial: You can rotate an image recorded in portrait orientation and display it in landscape orientation. The rotated image is written over the original image. Mode dial MENU Control button a Set the mode dial to , and display the image to rotate.

  • Page 70: Still Image Editing

    Protecting images — Protect Mode dial: This function protects images against accidental erasure. Note that when you format a “Memory Stick” (page 40), all the images recorded on that “Memory Stick” will be deleted even if they are protected. Mode dial MENU Control button In single-image mode...

  • Page 71

    g Press MENU. The menu appears. h Select [OK] with B, then press The - indicator turns white. The selected images are protected. To exit the Protect function Select [CANCEL] in step 4 or select [EXIT] in step 8, then press z. To cancel individual protection Select the image to be unprotected with , then press z in step 5.

  • Page 72: Changing Image Size - Resize

    Changing image size — Resize Mode dial: You can change the image size of a recorded image, and save it as a new file. You can resize to the following sizes. 2560×1920, 2048×1536, 1280×960, 640×480 The original image is retained even after resizing.

  • Page 73

    • You cannot mark movies (MPEG MOVIE) or Clip Motion images. • In E-mail mode, a print (DPOF) mark is marked on the normal size image that is recorded at the same time. • When you mark images shot in Multi Burst mode, all the images are printed on one sheet divided into 16 panels.

  • Page 74

    g Press MENU. The menu appears. h Select [OK] with B, then press mark turns white. The mark setting is completed. To exit the mark function Select [CANCEL] in step 4, or select [EXIT] in step 8. To unmark selected mark Select the images to be unmarked in step 5, then press z.

  • Page 75: Enjoying Movies

    Shooting movies Mode dial: You can shoot movies using your camera. Before starting Set [MOVING IMAGE] to [MPEG MOVIE] in the SET UP settings (pages 42 and 110). Mode dial MENU Shutter Control button a Set the mode dial to b Press MENU.

  • Page 76: Viewing Movies On The Screen

    Viewing movies on the screen Mode dial: You can view movies on the screen with sound from the speaker. Speaker Mode dial DISPLAY Control button a Set the mode dial to b Select the desired moving image with b/B. The movie is displayed one size smaller than still images.

  • Page 77: Deleting Movies - Delete

    Deleting movies — Delete Mode dial: You can delete unwanted movies. Mode dial MENU Control button In single-image mode a Set the mode dial to b Display the image you want to delete with b/B. c Press MENU. The menu appears. d Select [DELETE] with b/B, then press z.

  • Page 78

    h Select [OK] with B, then press When the message “MEMORY STICK ACCESS” disappears, the images have been deleted. To cancel deletion Select [EXIT] in step 8. To delete all images in the folder Select [ALL IN FOLDER] in step 4, [OK] with B, then press z.

  • Page 79: Editing Movies

    Editing movies Mode dial: You can cut movies, or delete unnecessary portions of movies. This is the recommended mode to use when the “Memory Stick” capacity is insufficient, or when you attach movies to your e-mail messages. The file numbers assigned when movies are cut The cut files are assigned new numbers and recorded as the newest files in the selected...

  • Page 80: Deleting Unnecessary Portions Of Movies

    e Decide on a cutting point. Press the center z at the desired cutting point. 10/10 DIVIDE 00:00:02 DIVIDING POINT CANCEL EXIT When you want to adjust the cutting point, use [c/C] (frame forward/ rewind) and adjust the cutting point using b/B.

  • Page 81: Enjoying Images On Your Computer

    • Use with a USB 2.0 (High Speed) compatible computer environment allows high-speed data transfer (approximately 1.5 times faster than the conventional Sony model DSC-F707). USB mode There are two modes for a USB connection, [NORMAL] and [PTP]* modes. The factory setting is the [NORMAL] mode.

  • Page 82

    Installing the USB driver • When using Windows XP, you need not install the USB driver. • Once the USB driver is installed, you need not install the USB driver. a Start up your computer, and insert the supplied CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive.

  • Page 83

    b Click [Next]. When “Licence Agreement” screen appears, click [Yes]. Read the agreement carefully. You must accept the terms of the agreement in order to proceed with installation. c Click [Next]. d Select the folder to be installed, then click [Next]. Select the program folder, then click [Next].

  • Page 84

    The “Choose Setup Language” screen appears. • You can use the “PIXELA ImageMixer for Sony” software to copy, view and edit images. For details, see the software’s help files. b Select the desired language, then click [OK].

  • Page 85

    USB connection For Windows 2000, Me, or XP users 1 Double-click on the tasktray. 2 Click (Sony DSC), then click [Stop]. 3 Confirm the device on the confirmation screen, then click [OK]. 4 Click [OK]. This step is unnecessary for Windows XP users.

  • Page 86

    • This procedure does not need to be performed for subsequent image downloads. a Click [Start], then click [My Computer]. b Right-click [Sony MemoryStick], then click [Properties]. c Cancel the setting. 1 Click [AutoPlay]. 2 Set [Content type] to [Pictures].

  • Page 87

    2 Double-click [ Other Devices]. 3 Confirm if there is a “ Sony DSC” or “ Sony Handycam” with a mark. 3 If you find either of the devices above, follow the steps below to delete them. 1 Click [...

  • Page 88

    • When using Windows XP, double-click [Start] t [My Documents] in that order. • You can use the “PIXELA ImageMixer for Sony” software to view and edit images on your computer. For details, see the software’s help files. b Double-click the desired folder and image file.

  • Page 89

    Folder File name 101MSDCF DSC0ssss.JPG (up to 999MSDCF) DSC0ssss.JPE DSC0ssss.MPG DSC0ssss.TIF CLP0ssss.GIF CLP0ssss.THM MBL0ssss.GIF MBL0ssss.THM MOV0ssss.MPG Note on the table • The meanings of the file names are as above: ssss stands for any number within the range from 0001 to 9999. •...

  • Page 90: Copying Images To Your Computer - For Macintosh Users

    When neither a USB connector nor a “Memory Stick” slot is provided, you can copy images using an additional device. See the Sony Website for details. http://www.sony.net/ Steps requires your OS Follow the steps below, according to your...

  • Page 91

    Removing the USB cable from your computer, the “Memory Stick” from your camera or turning off the power during a USB connection Drag and drop the “Memory Stick” icon to the “Trash” icon, then remove the USB cable or “Memory Stick” or turn off the power.

  • Page 92: Troubleshooting

    Install the battery pack while pushing the battery eject lever up using the front edge of the battery pack (page 11). p Install the battery pack correctly (page 11). p Consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. p Properly connect the AC power adaptor (page 12).

  • Page 93

    Symptom Cause The battery remaining • You have used the camera for a long time in an indicator is incorrect, or extremely hot or an extremely cold location. sufficient battery • The battery pack is dead (page 115). remaining indicator is •...

  • Page 94

    Shooting still images/movies Symptom Cause The subject does not • The FINDER/LCD switch is set to FINDER. appear on the screen. The subject is not visible • The mode dial is set to on the screen. The image is out of focus. • The subject is too close. •...

  • Page 95

    Symptom Cause Your camera cannot • No “ Memory Stick record images. • The capacity of the “Memory Stick” is insufficient. • The write-protect switch on the “Memory Stick” is set to the LOCK position. • You cannot record images while charging the flash.

  • Page 96

    Symptom Cause The built-in flash or the • The mode dial is set to optional external flash (MPEG MOVIE or MULTI BURST). (HVL-F1000) does not • The flash is set to work. • The Twilight mode is selected for the Scene Selection function.

  • Page 97

    Viewing images Symptom Cause Your camera cannot play • The mode dial is not set to back images. • Your camera cannot play back image files copied to the hard disk of your computer if the file name has been changed or the image has been modified.

  • Page 98

    (page 84). p Follow the designated copy procedure for your OS (pages 85, 86 and 91). p If you are using the “PIXELA ImageMixer for Sony” application software, click on HELP. p If you are using the “PIXELA ImageMixer for Sony”...

  • Page 99

    (pages 85, 86 and 91). ” p Check the printer settings. p Click on the HELP for the “PIXELA ImageMixer for Sony” application software. p Set the computer display as follows: Windows: 800 × 600 dots or more Macintosh: 800 ×...

  • Page 100

    Others Symptom Cause Your camera does not • You are not using an “InfoLITHIUM” battery work. pack. • The battery level is low. (The E indicator appears.) • The AC power adaptor is not connected securely. • The built-in microcomputer is not working properly.

  • Page 101: Warnings And Messages

    Warnings and messages The following messages may appear on the screen. Message Meaning/Corrective Action NO MEMORY STICK • Insert a “Memory Stick” (page 18). SYSTEM ERROR • Turn the power off and on again (page 15). MEMORY STICK ERROR • The inserted “Memory Stick” cannot be used in your camera (page 114). •...

  • Page 102

    Message Meaning/Corrective Action • The battery level is low or zero. Charge the battery (page 11). Depending on the conditions of use or the type of CAN NOT DIVIDE • The file is not long enough to be divided. • The file is not a movie (MPEG MOVIE). •...

  • Page 103: Self-diagnosis Display

    If you are unable to solve the problem even after trying the corrective actions a few times, contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility and inform them of the 5-digit code. Example: E:61:10 Countermeasure •...

  • Page 104: Additional Information

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

  • Page 105

    Clip Motion 16MB 32MB 64MB NORMAL MOBILE 1971 NORMAL: When ten frames are shot MOBILE: When two frames are shot MPEG movies 16MB 32MB 64MB 320 (HQX) 320×240 160×112 1363 2740 Multi Burst 16MB 32MB 64MB 1280×960 24 (46) 50 (93) 101 (187) 202 (376) 357 (649) 726 (1320) 1482 (2694) (Units: images) 128MB...

  • Page 106: Menu Items

    Menu items Menu items that can be modified differ depending on the position of the mode dial. The screen shows only the items you can operate in each specific mode. Factory settings are indicated with x. When the mode dial is set to Item Setting (IMAGE SIZE)

  • Page 107

    When the mode dial is set to Item Setting 800 / 400 / 200 / 100 / xAUTO (IMAGE SIZE) x2560×1920 / 2560 (3:2) / 2048×1536 / 1280×960 / 640×480 (P.QUALITY) xFINE / STANDARD MODE (REC MODE) TIFF VOICE E-MAIL EXP BRKTG BURST 3 xNORMAL...

  • Page 108

    When the mode dial is set to Item Setting (IMAGE SIZE) 320(HQX) / 320×240 / x160×112 PFX (P.EFFECT) SOLARIZE / SEPIA / NEG.ART / xOFF When the mode dial is set to Item Setting (IMAGE SIZE) xNORMAL / MOBILE ± (FLASH LEVEL) HIGH xNORMAL...

  • Page 109

    When the mode dial is set to Item Setting FOLDER OK / CANCEL DELETE — PROTECT — DPOF — SLIDE INTERVAL IMAGE REPEAT START CANCEL RESIZE 2560×1920 / 2048×1536 / 1280×960 / 640×480 / CANCEL ROTATE (counter clockwise) (clockwise) / OK / CANCEL DIVIDE OK / CANCEL Description...

  • Page 110: Set Up Items

    SET UP items Set the mode dial to SET UP. The SET UP screen appears. Factory settings are indicated with x. 1 [CAMERA 1] Item Setting MOVING IMAGE xMPEG MOVIE / CLIP MOTION / MULTI BURST DATE/TIME DAY & TIME / DATE / DIGITAL ZOOM ON / OFF RED EYE REDUCTION ON /...

  • Page 111: Memory Stick Tool

    2 [CAMERA 2] Item Setting EXPANDED FOCUS xON / OFF BRACKET STEP ±1.0EV / x±0.7EV / ±0.3EV HOT SHOE ON / xOFF ZOOM RING SETUP T / xT [MEMORY STICK TOOL] Item Setting FORMAT OK / CANCEL CREATE REC. OK / CANCEL FOLDER CHANGE REC.

  • Page 112

    [SETUP 1] Item Setting LCD BRIGHTNESS BRIGHT / xNORMAL / DARK LCD BACKLIGHT BRIGHT / NORMAL EVF BACKLIGHT BRIGHT / NORMAL BEEP SHUTTER [SETUP 2] Item Setting FILE NUMBER SERIES RESET USB CONNECT PTP / xNORMAL VIDEO OUT NTSC — LANGUAGE CLOCK SET OK / CANCEL...

  • Page 113: Precautions

    Precautions On cleaning Cleaning the LCD screen Wipe the screen surface with an LCD cleaning kit (not supplied) to remove fingerprints, dust, etc. Cleaning the lens Wipe the lens with a soft cloth 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 114: On "memory Stick

    On “Memory Stick” “Memory Stick” is a new compact, portable and versatile IC recording medium with a data capacity that exceeds the capacity of a floppy disk. In addition to exchanging data between “Memory Stick” compatible equipment, you can also use a “Memory Stick” to store data as a type of detachable external recording media.

  • Page 115: On "infolithium" Battery Pack

    • When using a “Memory Stick Duo” inserted into a “Memory Stick Duo” Adaptor with this camera, make sure that the “Memory Stick Duo” is inserted facing the correct direction. Note that improper use may damage the equipment. • Do not insert a “Memory Stick Duo” without a “Memory Stick Duo”...

  • Page 116: Specifications

    How to store the battery pack • Even if the battery pack will not be used for a long time, fully charge it and use it up once per year. Remove the battery pack from your camera, then store it in a dry, cool place.

  • Page 117

    Built-in microphone Electret condenser microphone Built-in speaker Dynamic speaker AC-L10A/L10B AC power adaptor Power requirements 100 to 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz Rated output voltage DC 8.4 V, 1.5 A in operating mode Operating temperature 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F) Storage temperature –20°C to +60°C (–4°F to +140°F) Dimensions...

  • Page 118: Finder/lcd Screen

    FINDER/LCD screen When shooting still images SOLARIZE A Recording mode indicator (57-61) B AE LOCK indicator (52) C AE/AF lock indicator (20) D Battery remaining indicator (12) E White balance indicator (54)/ Mode dial indicator/ Flash mode indicator (26)/ Red-eye reduction indicator (26)/ Hot shoe indicator (63) F Date/time indicator (28)/ Conversion lens indicator (110)/...

  • Page 119

    When shooting movies STBY SOLARIZE IMAGE SIZE A Recording mode indicator (75) B AE LOCK indicator (52) C Battery remaining indicator (12) D White balance indicator (54) E Conversion lens indicator (110) F Picture effect indicator (62) G Metering modes indicator (51)/ NightShot/NightFraming indicator (55) H Focus distance indicator (48)

  • Page 120

    When playing back still images 2560 11/12 +2.0EV x1.3 BACK/NEXT VOLUME A Recording mode indicator (57-61) B Protect indicator (70)/ Print (DPOF) mark indicator (72)/ Volume indicator (61) C Zoom scaling indicator (67) D Histogram indicator (50) E File name (88) F Image size indicator (19) G Change folder indicator/ Playback folder indicator (66)

  • Page 121: Index

    Index AC power adaptor ...11, 14 Access lamp ...18 AE lock ...52 AF lock ...47 AF range ...46 Aperture priority mode ...45 Auto adjustment mode ...20 Auto Focus ...21, 46 Auto power-off function ...15 Battery pack battery life ...13, 116 charging ...11, 115 charging time ...12 remaining indicator ...12, 115...

  • Page 122

    Image copying images ... 85, 86, 91 file names ... 88 image file storage destinations ... 88 image quality ... 32 image size ... 19, 32, 104, 106 “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack ... 115 Installation Image Transfer ... 82 ImageMixer ... 84 USB driver ...

  • Page 123

    Still image shooting EV adjustment ...49 image size ...19 metering mode ...51 number of shooting images ...32, 104 picture effect ...62 Scene Selection ...29 shooting close-ups (Macro) ...24 superimposing the date and time ...28 using auto adjustment mode ...20 using the flash ...26 using the self-timer ...25 using the zoom ...23 White Balance ...54...

  • Page 124

    Printed on 100% recycled paper using VOC (Volatile Organic Compound)-free vegetable oil based ink. Sony Corporation Printed in Japan Additional information on this product and answers to frequent asked questions can be found at our Customer Support Website.

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