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Owner's Record
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Model No. DSC-R1
Serial No. ___________________________
DSC-R1
"Read This First" (separate volume)
Explains the set-up and basic operations for
shooting/playback with your camera.
© 2005 Sony Corporation
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  • Page 1 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-R1 Serial No. ___________________________ DSC-R1 “Read This First”...
  • Page 2: Regulatory Information

    (servicing) instructions in the literature accompanying the appliance. If you have any questions about this product, you may call: Sony Customer Information Services Center 1-800-222-SONY (7669) The number below is for the FCC related matters only. Regulatory Information Declaration of Conformity Trade Name: SONY Model No.: DSC-R1...
  • Page 3: For Customers In Europe

    If the plug supplied with this equipment has a detachable fuse cover, be sure to attach the fuse cover after you change the fuse. Never use the plug without the fuse cover. If you should lose the fuse cover, please contact your nearest Sony service station.
  • Page 4: Notes On Using Your Camera

    The lens for this camera uses the measurement system for cameras developed jointly by Carl Zeiss, in Germany, and Sony Corporation, and offers the same quality as other Carl Zeiss lenses. The lens for your camera is also T to suppress unwanted reflection and faithfully reproduce colors.
  • Page 5 • Do not aim the camera at the sun or other bright light. It may cause the malfunction of your camera. • Do not use the camera near a location that generates strong radio waves or emits radiation. The camera may not be able to record or play back properly.
  • Page 6 For full use of the digital still camera Prepare the camera and shoot images easily “Read This First” (separate volume) 1 Prepare the battery pack 2 Turn the camera on/set the clock 3 Insert a recording medium (not supplied) 4 Select the image size for use 5 Shoot images easily (Auto adjustment mode) 6 View/delete images Get more friendly with your camera...
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Notes on using your camera ...4 Enjoying the camera Basic techniques for better images ...11 Focus – Focusing on a subject successfully... 11 Exposure – Adjusting the light intensity ... 12 Color – On the effects of lighting... 13 Quality – On “image quality” and “image size” ... 13 Before operation Identifying parts...15 Indicators on the screen ...19...
  • Page 8 Flash ... 50 Selecting a flash mode ... 50 Using the flash manually – Pop-up Flash mode ... 51 Selecting Flash Synchro ... 52 Using an external flash ... 52 Color setting... 55 Adjusting color tones – White Balance... 55 Selecting color reproduction ...
  • Page 9 Using the Setup screen Camera 1 ...71 AF Mode Digital Zoom Power Save Date/Time AF Illuminator Auto Review Camera 2 ...74 Expanded Focus Flash Sync. Flash Pop-up Flash Flicker Reduction Grid Line Memory Stick Tool ...76 Format Create REC. Folder Change REC.
  • Page 10 Using your computer Enjoying your Windows computer... 83 Copying images to your computer ... 85 Viewing image files stored on a computer with your camera ... 92 Using the supplied software... 93 Using your Macintosh computer ... 95 Printing still images How to print still images ...
  • Page 11: Enjoying The Camera

    Enjoying the camera Basic techniques for better images Focus Exposure Focus Focusing on a subject successfully When you press the shutter button halfway down, the camera adjusts the focus automatically (Auto Focus). Remember to press the shutter button only halfway down. Press the shutter button fully down straight away.
  • Page 12: Exposure Adjusting The Light Intensity

    Exposure Adjusting the light intensity You can create various images by adjusting the exposure and the ISO sensitivity. Exposure is the amount of light that the camera will receive when you release the shutter. Overexposure = too much light Whitish image Correct exposure Underexposure = too little light...
  • Page 13: Color - On The Effects Of Lighting

    Color On the effects of lighting The apparent color of the subject is affected by the lighting conditions. Example: The color of an image affected by light sources Weather/lighting Daylight Characteristics of White (standard) light The color tones are adjusted automatically in the auto adjustment mode. However, you can adjust color tones manually with white balance (page 55).
  • Page 14 Selecting the image size for use (t step 4 in “Read This First”) Pixel The default settings are marked with Image size* 10M (3888×2592) 7M (3264×2176) 5M (2784×1856) 3M (2160×1440) 1M (1296×864) * The images recorded using the camera are the same 3:2 ratio as used photograph printing paper or postcards, etc.
  • Page 15: Identifying Parts

    Identifying parts See the pages in parentheses for details of operation. A Advanced accessory shoe (52) B POWER lamp ( step 2 in “Read This First”) C Shutter button ( step 5 in “Read This First”) D POWER switch ( step 2 in “Read This First”) E Self-timer lamp (...
  • Page 16 A AE LOCK/ (Delete) button (43, step 6 in “Read This First”) (Playback) button ( “Read This First”) C Finder ( step 5 in “Read This First”) D FINDER/AUTO/LCD switch ( in “Read This First”) E MENU button (31) F Main command dial (28) G ISO button (45) H Hook for shoulder strap (18) (Screen status) button (22)
  • Page 17 (Self-timer)/ (Index) button ( step 5 and step 6 in “Read This First”) A Tripod receptacle (bottom) • 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 screws longer than 5.5 mm (7/32 inch), and may damage the camera.
  • Page 18 Attaching the shoulder strap Attaching the lens hood When you shoot in bright lighting conditions, such as outdoors, we recommend that you use the lens hood to reduce the image quality deterioration caused by unnecessary light. Position the lens hood as shown below, by aligning the mark on the lens hood and mark on the lens, and attach the hood...
  • Page 19: Indicators On The Screen

    Indicators on the screen See the pages in parentheses for details of operation. When shooting still images 110min REAR EXT C:32:00 Adobe 00:00:00 [ 00:00:00 ] M AF F3.5 1 0 1 Display Indication Battery remaining ( 110min 1 in “Read This First”) Low battery warning (25, 118) Mode dial (Scene...
  • Page 20 Display Indication Vibration warning (11) • Indicates vibration may prevent you from shooting clear images due to insufficient lighting. Even if the vibration warning appears, you can still shoot images. However, we recommend using the flash for better lighting or using a tripod or other means to stabilize the camera.
  • Page 21 When playing back still images 110min 12/12 C:32:00 Adobe 500 F3.5 +2.0EV BACK/NEXT Display Indication Battery remaining ( 110min 1 in “Read This First”) PictBridge connecting (100) Playback mode ( in “Read This First”) Protect (66) Print order (DPOF) mark (103) Change folder (65) Zoom scaling (...
  • Page 22: Changing The Screen Display

    Changing the screen display Each time you press the button, the display changes as follows. During shooting Histogram on* Histogram display 30 F2.8 -2 1 0 1 (page 41) Indicators off 30 F2.8 1 0 1 Indicators on 110min FINE M AF 1 0 1 30 F2.8...
  • Page 23: Number Of Still Images

    Number of still images The tables show the approximate number of still images that can be recorded on a recording medium formatted with this camera. The values may vary depending on the shooting conditions. The number of still images (The image quality is [Fine] on the upper line and [Standard] on the lower line.) “Memory Stick”...
  • Page 24 • When the number of remaining shootable images is greater than 9,999, the “>9999” indicator appears. • You can resize the images later ([Resize], page 68). • When images recorded using earlier Sony models are played back on this camera, the display may differ from the actual image size.
  • Page 25: Battery Life And Number Of Images That Can Be Recorded/viewed

    Battery life and number of images that can be recorded/viewed The tables show the approximate number of images that can be recorded/viewed and the battery life when you shoot images in [Normal] mode with the battery pack (supplied) at full capacity and at an ambient temperature of 25°C (77°F).
  • Page 26: Operation Workflow

    Operation workflow The following chart shows the workflow for the operations - preparation, shooting, and playback. If you do not know when or how to operate a function or what you are to do, operate the camera based on the workflow. For shooting, this workflow is designed with various functions set.
  • Page 27 Setting right before shooting Last confirmation of the image (Histogram/Displayed information) (page 41) • Self-timer ( step 5 in “Read This First”) • AE LOCK (page 43) • Shooting Press the shutter button halfway down/press the shutter button fully down ( •...
  • Page 28: Basic Operation

    Using the command dial Used for setting a value or selecting options. WB button button /BRK button button Main command dial Decrease a value/Move the cursor to the left In combination with other buttons Sub command dial Decrease a value/Display the previous index screen Increase a value/Display the next index screen...
  • Page 29: Using The Mode Dial

    Using the mode dial Set the mode dial to the desired function. Using an outline icon, the available modes for setting the function, menu, or Setup are indicated at the right side on each title bar in the manual. Still image shooting modes Auto adjustment mode Allows easy shooting with the settings adjusted automatically.
  • Page 30 Scene Selection 1 Set the mode dial to the following positions. 2 Shoot the image. Portrait Shoots with backgrounds blur away, and the subject is sharpened. For shooting an image appropriately according to the scene condition, a combination of functions is determined by the camera. Macro —...
  • Page 31: Using Menu Items

    Using menu items Turn on the power. Menu for shooting: Set the mode dial. Menu for playback: Press the Different items are available depending on the position of the mode dial or the shooting/playback mode. Press MENU to display the menu. Select the desired menu item by moving the multi-selector to b/B.
  • Page 32: Using The (setup) Screen

    Using the (Setup) screen You can change the default settings using the Turn on the power. Press MENU to display the menu. Move the multi-selector to B to select selector to B. Move the multi-selector to v/V/b/B to select the item you want to set. The frame of the selected item turns yellow.
  • Page 33: Matching Shooting Features To Photo-shooting Situations

    Matching shooting features to photo-shooting situations After you are familiar with your camera, let’s shoot an image in various situations with some settings changed. This section describes some representative shooting examples. Q: To shoot a portrait with its background blurred , Shooting with aperture priority mode (page 37) When you want to enhance the person with...
  • Page 34 Q: To shoot a moving subject , Shooting with shutter speed priority mode (page 36) When shooting a moving person or subject, set the shutter speed higher to freeze the motion or set the shutter speed slower to get the flow of motion of the subject. Adjust the shutter speed to express a moment that is beyond the speed of the naked eye.
  • Page 35: Exposure Setting

    Exposure setting Enjoying the camera Shooting with Program auto In program auto mode, the camera automatically adjusts the shutter speed and the aperture according to the brightness of the subject just as in the auto adjustment mode (mode dial: In addition, the program auto mode can change the shooting settings in the menu, a feature which the auto adjustment mode does not have (page 130).
  • Page 36: Shooting With Shutter Speed Priority Mode

    Shooting with shutter speed priority mode You can adjust the shutter speed manually. If you shoot a moving subject at a higher shutter speed, it appears as if frozen on the image. At a lower shutter speed, the subject appears as if it flowing.
  • Page 37: Shooting With Aperture Priority Mode

    z NR slow shutter The NR slow shutter mode reduces noise from recorded images, providing clear images. When using certain shutter speeds*, the camera automatically works the NR slow shutter mode and “NR” is indicated next to the shutter speed indicator. Press the shutter button fully down.
  • Page 38 1 Select an aperture value using the main command dial. – When the zoom is set fully to the W side, you can select an aperture from F2.8 to F16. – When the zoom is set fully to the T side, you can select an aperture from F4.8 to F16. 2 Shoot the image.
  • Page 39: Shooting With Manual Exposure Mode

    Shooting with manual exposure mode You can manually adjust the shutter speed and aperture values. The camera maintains the setting even when the power is turned off. Once you set a value you like, you can reproduce the same exposure by simply setting the mode dial to M. 1 Select a shutter speed using the main command dial.
  • Page 40: Selecting The Metering Mode

    • ISO is set to [160]. • For TIME shooting, the maximum time available is up to three minutes. After three minutes, the shutter will be automatically released (when the battery is low level, the shutter is released after about 30 seconds).
  • Page 41: Adjusting The Exposure - Ev Adjustment

    Adjusting the exposure – EV adjustment You can manually shift the exposure value determined by the camera. Use this mode when you do not get the proper exposure, for instance, the subject and its background have high contrast (light and dark). Turn the sub command dial to select an EV adjustment value.
  • Page 42 Zebra pattern When [Zebra] is set to [On] in the the zebra pattern (diagonal stripes) is displayed on high brightness level portions (where luminance exceeds a certain level and loses the tone). Adjust the exposure checking the portions indicated by the zebra pattern. •...
  • Page 43: Shooting With The Exposure Fixed - Ae Lock

    Shooting with the exposure fixed – AE LOCK You can lock the exposure before recomposing the image. This is useful when the contrast of the subject and its background is extremely high or you shoot a backlit subject. 1 Target the subject for which you want to meter the exposure, then press AE LOCK. The exposure is fixed and the 110min FINE...
  • Page 44: Shooting Three Images With The Exposure Shifted - Exposure Bracket

    Shooting three images with the exposure shifted – Exposure Bracket In addition to an image with the exposure automatically set by the camera, two other images are recorded with exposure values shifted to the + and – sides. If you cannot shoot with the proper brightness due to the brightness of the subject, use the Exposure Bracket mode.
  • Page 45: Selecting The Iso Sensitivity - Iso

    • The shutter speed is limited as follows When ISO is [160] to [400]: 1/2000 – 1/8 second When ISO is [800] to [3200]: 1/2000 – 1/30 second Selecting the ISO sensitivity – ISO Selects a luminous sensitivity with units of ISO. The larger the number, the higher the sensitivity.
  • Page 46: Focus Setting

    Choosing an auto focus method You can set the AF range finder frame and the AF mode. Choosing a focus range finder frame – AF range finder You can change the focus method. Use the menu when it is difficult to get the proper focus in auto focus mode.
  • Page 47 (Flexible Spot AF) • AF stands for Auto Focus. • When you use digital zoom or AF Illuminator, priority AF movement is given to subjects in or near the center of the frame. In this case, the not displayed. To set the Flexible Spot AF 1 Press the center of the multi-selector repeatedly to select 2 Move the AF range finder frame to the portion you want to focus on by moving the multi- selector to v/V/b/B.
  • Page 48: Focusing Manually

    Single (S AF) Monitor (M AF) Continuous (C AF) On the [Continuous (C AF)] • Focus adjustment may not be able to keep up when shooting fast moving subjects. • The AF range finder frame is Center AF (page 46). •...
  • Page 49 1 Set the FOCUS switch to MANUAL. (manual focus) indicator and PUSH AF/Expanded focus frame appear on the screen. 110min FINE PUSH AF/Expanded focus frame The distance from the 3.5m 1 0 1 30 F2.8 T side: About 40 cm (15 3/4 inches) W side: About 35 cm (13 7/8 inches) 2 Move the PUSH AF/Expanded focus frame to the portion you want to focus on by moving the multi-selector to v/V/b/B.
  • Page 50: Flash

    Selecting a flash mode Normally, the flash automatically strobes when the surroundings are dark. You can intentionally change the flash mode. Press and hold (Flash) and turn the main command dial to select the desired mode. (Auto) (Auto with red-eye reduction) (Forced flash) (Forced flash with red-...
  • Page 51: Using The Flash Manually - Pop-up Flash Mode

    On the [Red-eye reduction] • The flash pre-strobes twice or more before shooting. • Because it takes about a second until the shutter clicks, hold the camera firmly to prevent the effects of vibration. Also, do not let the subject move. •...
  • Page 52: Selecting Flash Synchro

    Selecting Flash Synchro Select the timing that the flash strobes. Front Rear 1 Display the (Setup) screen (page 32). (Camera 2) by moving the multi-selector to v/V, then select [Flash Sync.] by moving 2 Select to B/v/V. 3 Select the desired mode by moving to B/v/V, then press the center of the multi-selector. Front Rear (REAR) On the [Rear]...
  • Page 53 (Forced flash with red-eye reduction), reduction), then set the white balance using the Using the Sony Flash You can mount the following Sony flashes on the advanced accessory shoe of your camera. HVL-F1000 • HVL-F32X (equipped with automatic flash level adjustment and AF fill light shooting •...
  • Page 54: Using A Commercially Available External Flash

    Using a commercially available external flash You can mount a commercially available external flash that supports the advanced accessory shoe. 1 Mount the external flash to the advanced accessory shoe. 2 Display the (Setup) screen (page 32). 3 Select (Camera 2) by moving the multi-selector to v/V, [Flash] by moving to B/v/V, [Ext.] by moving to B/v, then press the center of the multi-selector.
  • Page 55: Color Setting

    Color setting Adjusting color tones – White Balance Normally, the camera automatically adjusts the color tones. However, you can also adjust them according to the lighting conditions. Press and hold WB (White balance) and turn the main command dial to select the desired setting.
  • Page 56 To capture the basic white color in 1 Press and hold WB (White balance) and turn the main command dial to select [ push SET). 2 Frame a white object such as a piece of paper filling the screen under the same lighting conditions as you will shoot the subject.
  • Page 57: Selecting Color Reproduction

    Variation width 1000 K: Difference of mired (M) 4000-3000 K: 83 M 7000-6000 K: 23 M Selecting color reproduction Selects the color reproduction mode. 1 Press MENU. 2 Select COLOR (Color) by moving the multi-selector to b/B, then select the desired mode by moving to v/V.
  • Page 58: Shooting Continuously

    Shooting continuously Burst mode Records the maximum three images in succession when you press and hold down the shutter button. Press and hold /BRK (Bracket) and turn the main command dial to select [ • When “Recording” disappears, you can shoot the next image. However, if you press the shutter button while the access lamp is lit, the maximum number of images is two.
  • Page 59: Shooting In Raw Mode

    Shooting in RAW mode RAW mode The camera records the data captured from the CMOS sensor directly without compression. The file extension is “.SR2” (page 90). After copying the images to your computer, the data can be reproduced with much less deterioration in image processing and be displayed using the exclusive software provided.
  • Page 60: Composing Your Shot

    Composing your shot Displaying the grid lines With reference to the grid lines, you can easily set a subject in a horizontal/vertical position. 1 Display the (Setup) screen (page 32). 2 Select (Camera 2) by moving the multi-selector to v/V, [Grid Line] by moving to B/v/V. 3 Select [On] by moving to B/v/V, then press the center of the multi-selector.
  • Page 61: Monitor Mode Setting

    Monitor mode setting Reducing flicker When you shoot under fluorescent light, flicker may occur on the screen depending on regions. You can reduce that flicker. Set the MONITOR switch to the desired mode. FRAMING PREVIEW When the flicker is not reduced in [FRAMING] mode Normally, the camera automatically detects the flickering cycle and reduces the flicker.
  • Page 62: Using The Menu

    Using the menu Shooting menu The default settings are marked with (Image Size) 10M (3888×2592) 7M (3264×2176) 5M (2784×1856) 3M (2160×1440) 1M (1296×864) (P.Quality) Selects the still image quality. Fine (FINE) Standard (STD) • For details on the image quality t page 13 Mode (REC Mode) Normal •...
  • Page 63: (flash Level)

    (Flash Level) Adjusts the amount of flash light. +2.0EV –2.0EV • The flash level can be set in 1/3 EV increments. • The value is not displayed on the screen. It is indicated as + or –. • To change flash mode t page 50 •...
  • Page 64: Contrast

    (Contrast) Adjusts the contrast of the image. Normal – ( A.G.C.S. (Advanced Gradation Control System) (Sharpness) Adjusts the sharpness of the image. Normal – ( (Setup) See pages 32, 71. For details on the operation Toward +: Enhances the contrast. Toward –: Reduces the contrast.
  • Page 65: Viewing Menu

    Viewing menu The default settings are marked with (Folder) Selects the folder containing the image you want to play back when using the camera with recording medium. Cancel 1 Select the desired folder by moving the multi-selector to b/B. Select Folder Folder Name: 102MSDCF No.
  • Page 66 - (Protect) Protects images against accidental erasure. Protect (-) Exit To protect images in single-image mode 1 Display the image you want to protect. 2 Press MENU to display the menu. 3 Select [-] (Protect) by moving the multi-selector to b/B, then press the center of the multi- selector.
  • Page 67: Dpof

    • To protect all images in the folder, select [All In This Folder] in step 4, and press the center of the multi- selector. Select [On] by moving to B, then press the center of the multi-selector. To cancel the protection In single-image mode Press the center of the multi-selector in step 3 or 4 of “To protect images in single-image mode.”...
  • Page 68 Interval 3 sec 5 sec 10 sec 30 sec 1 min Image Folder Repeat Start Cancel 1 Select [Interval], [Image] and [Repeat] by moving the multi-selector to v/V/b/B. 2 Select [Start] by moving to V/B, then press the center of the multi-selector. The slide show starts.
  • Page 69 1 Display the image you want to resize. 2 Press MENU to display the menu. 3 Select [ ] (Resize) by moving the multi-selector to b/B, then press the center of the multi- selector. 4 Select the desired size by moving to v/V, then press the center of the multi-selector. The resized image is recorded in the recording folder as the newest file.
  • Page 70 Trimming Records an enlarged image ( Trimming Return 1 Press MENU during playback zoom to display the menu. 2 Select [Trimming] by moving the multi-selector to B, then press the center of the multi-selector. 3 Select the image size by moving to v/V, then press the center of the multi-selector. The image is recorded, and the original image is displayed again.
  • Page 71: Using The Setup Screen

    Using the Setup screen Camera 1 The default settings are marked with AF Mode Selects the auto focus operation mode. Single (S AF) Monitor (M AF) Continuous (C AF) Digital Zoom Enlarges the images using digital processing. The camera uses either smart or precision digital zoom.
  • Page 72: Power Save

    On the [Smart] • The maximum zoom scale is as follows and it depends on the image size. The zoom scale displayed on the screen is an approximate value. x1.0 x1.2 x1.4 x1.8 x3.0 • When using the smart zoom, the image on the screen may look rough. However, this phenomenon has no effect on the recorded image.
  • Page 73: Date/time

    Date/Time Selects how to superimpose the date or time onto the image. Select this before shooting. • The date and time do not appear during shooting, instead, the appear in red on the lower-right corner of the screen during playback only. Day&Time Date •...
  • Page 74: Camera 2

    Camera 2 The default settings are marked with Expanded Focus Expands the area around the PUSH AF/Expanded focus frame double in manual focus mode (page 48). • When the precision digital zoom is activated or the smart zoom is activated with the image size set to [1M], the expanded focus function is not available.
  • Page 75: Grid Line

    For details on the operation page 32 Grid Line Selects whether to display the grid lines or not. For details, see page 60.
  • Page 76: Memory Stick Tool

    Memory Stick Tool This item appears only when the The default settings are marked with Format Formats the “Memory Stick”. A commercially available “Memory Stick” is already formatted, and can be used immediately. • Note that formatting irrevocably erases all data on a “Memory Stick”, including even protected images. Cancel 1 Select [OK] by moving the multi-selector to v, then press the center of the multi-selector.
  • Page 77: Change Rec. Folder

    Change REC. Folder Changes the folder currently used for recording images. Cancel 1 Select [OK] by moving the multi-selector to v, then press the center of the multi-selector. The folder selection screen appears. Select REC. Folder Folder Name: 102MSDCF No. Of Files: Created: 2005 1 1 1: : 05:34...
  • Page 78: Cf Card Tool

    CF Card Tool This item appears only when the The default settings are marked with Format Formats the Microdrive/CF card. • Note that formatting irrevocably erases all data on a Microdrive/CF card, including even protected images. Cancel 1 Select [OK] by moving the multi-selector to v, then press the center of the multi-selector. The message “All data in CF card will be erased Ready?”...
  • Page 79: Change Rec. Folder

    Change REC. Folder Changes the folder currently used for recording images. Cancel 1 Select [OK] by moving the multi-selector to v, then press the center of the multi-selector. The folder selection screen appears. Select REC. Folder Folder Name: 102MSDCF No. Of Files: Created: 2005 1 1 1: : 05:34...
  • Page 80: Setup 1

    Setup 1 The default settings are marked with LCD Backlight Selects the brightness of the LCD backlight when using the camera with battery pack. Bright Normal Dark • Selecting [Bright] uses up the battery pack charge faster. EVF Backlight Selects the brightness of the finder backlight. Bright Normal Dark...
  • Page 81: Setup 2

    Setup 2 The default settings are marked with File Number Selects the method used to assign file numbers to images. Series Reset USB Connect Selects the USB mode to be used when connecting the camera to a computer or a PictBridge compliant printer using the USB cable.
  • Page 82: Video Out

    Video Out Sets the video signal output according to the TV color system of the connected video equipment. Different countries and regions use different TV color systems. If you want to view images on a TV screen, check page 106 for the TV color system of the country or region where the camera is used.
  • Page 83: Using Your Computer

    Using your computer Enjoying your Windows computer For details on using a Macintosh computer, refer to “Using your Macintosh computer” (page 95). Copying images to your computer (page 85) Viewing images on your computer Enjoying images using “PicturePackage” (page 93) Viewing images saved on your computer Storing images on a CD-R...
  • Page 84: Recommended Computer

    Recommended computer environment The following environment is recommended for a computer connected to the camera. Recommended environment for copying images OS (pre-installed): Microsoft Windows 98, Windows 98SE, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows XP Home Edition, or Windows XP Professional •...
  • Page 85: Copying Images To Your Computer

    Copying images to your computer This section describes the process using a Windows computer as an example. You can copy images from the camera to your computer as follows. For directly inserting the recording medium in a computer Remove the recording medium from the camera and insert it in the computer and copy the images.
  • Page 86 Stage 2: Preparing the camera and the computer Insert a recording medium with recorded images into the camera. • Use the /CF switch to select the recording medium ( First”). Connect the camera to a wall outlet (wall socket) with the AC Adaptor.
  • Page 87 Stage 3: Connecting the camera and your computer 2 To the jack USB cable (supplied) 1 To a USB connector • With Windows XP, the AutoPlay wizard appears on the desktop. “USB Mode Mass Storage” appears on the screen of the camera. USB Mode Mass Storage Access...
  • Page 88 Click the check box of unwanted images to remove the checkmark so they are not copied, then click [Next]. The “Picture Name and Destination” screen appears. Select a name and destination for the images, then click [Next]. Image copying starts. When the copying is completed, the “Other Options”...
  • Page 89 Double-click [My Computer] [Removable Disk] [DCIM]. • If the “Removable Disk” icon is not displayed, see page 113. Double-click the folder where the image files you want to copy are stored. Then, right-click an image file to display the menu and click [Copy].
  • Page 90: Image File Storage Destinations And File Names

    /CF switch x For Windows 2000/Me/XP 1 Double-click on the tasktray. Double-click here 2 Click (Sony DSC) 3 Confirm the device on the confirmation 4 Click [OK]. x For Windows 98/98SE Image file storage destinations and file names The image files recorded with your camera are grouped as folders on the recording medium.
  • Page 91 C Folder containing movie data, etc., recorded using a camera not equipped with the folder creating function. • Even when using a Microdrive/CF card, “Sony MemoryStick” may be displayed, depending on your computer environment. • You cannot record any images to the “100MSDCF”...
  • Page 92: Viewing Image Files Stored On A Computer With Your Camera

    1Right-click the image file, then click [Copy]. 2Double-click [Removable Disk] or [Sony MemoryStick] in [My Computer]. 3Right-click the [sssMSDCF] folder in the [DCIM] folder, then click [Paste]. • sss stands for any number within the...
  • Page 93: Using The Supplied Software

    Using the supplied software This section describes the process using a Windows computer as an example. Overview of the supplied software The supplied CD-ROM (Cyber-shot application software) contains two software applications: “PicturePackage” and “ImageMixer.” PicturePackage What you can do: A Burning Video CD The “ImageMixer VCD2”...
  • Page 94 • The combination available with the camera Standard Real sRGB Adobe RGB • The combination available with “Image Data Converter SR” Standard Real sRGB Adobe RGB Technical support of “Image Data Converter SR Ver.1.0” can be found at our Customer Support Website. http://www.sony.net/ Vivid Vivid...
  • Page 95: Using Your Macintosh Computer

    Using your Macintosh computer You can copy images to your computer and create a video CD using “ImageMixer VCD2” (supplied). Recommended computer environment Recommended environment for copying images OS (pre-installed): Mac OS 9.1, 9.2, or Mac OS X (v10.0 or later) USB connector: Provided as standard Recommended environment for using “ImageMixer VCD2”...
  • Page 96 Copy image files to the Macintosh computer. 1Double-click the newly recognized icon [DCIM] the folder where the images you want to copy are stored. 2Drag and drop the image files to the hard disk icon. The image files are copied to the hard disk.
  • Page 97 For information on the use of the software Click [?] at the upper-right corner of each screen to show the on-line help. Technical support for “ImageMixer VCD2” is provided by the Pixela User Support Center. For more support information, refer to the leaflet in the supplied CD-ROM package.
  • Page 98: Printing Still Images

    Printing still images How to print still images Printing directly using a PictBridge compliant printer (page 99) Printing directly using a “Memory Stick”/Microdrive/CF card compliant printer Printing using a computer Printing at a shop (page 103) You can print images by connecting the camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer.
  • Page 99: Printing Images Directly Using A Pictbridge Compliant Printer

    Printing images directly using a PictBridge compliant printer Even if you do not have a computer, you can print images shot using your camera by connecting the camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer. • “PictBridge” is based on the CIPA standard. (CIPA: Camera &...
  • Page 100 Insert the recording medium that the images have been recorded. • Use the /CF switch to select the recording medium. Stage 2: Connecting the camera to the printer Connect the (USB) jack on your camera and the USB jack on the printer with the supplied USB cable.
  • Page 101 Select print settings by moving to v/V/b/B. Print Index Size Default Date Quantity Exit [Index] Select [On] to print as an index image. [Size] Select the size of the printing sheet. [Date] Select [Day&Time] or [Date] to insert the date and time on images. •...
  • Page 102 [Select] Selects images and prints all the selected images. Select the image you want to print by moving to v/V/b/B, then press the center of the multi-selector to display the mark. (Repeat this procedure to select other images.) Then, press MENU. [DPOF image] Prints all the images with a (Print...
  • Page 103: Printing At A Shop

    Printing at a shop You can take a recording medium containing images shot with your camera to a photo printing service shop. As long as the shop supports photo printing services conforming to the DPOF, you can make a (Print order) mark on images in advance so that you do not need to reselect them when you print them out at the shop.
  • Page 104 Marking in index mode Display the index screen ( 6 in “Read This First”). Press MENU to display the menu. Select DPOF by moving the multi- selector to b/B, then press the center of the multi-selector. Select [Select] by moving to v/V, then press the center of the multi- selector.
  • Page 105: Connecting Your Camera To Your Tv

    Connecting your camera to your TV Viewing images on a TV screen You can view images on a TV screen by connecting the camera to a TV. Turn off both your camera and the TV before connecting the camera and the TV. Use the video cable (supplied) to connect the camera to the TV.
  • Page 106 On TV color systems If you want to view images on a TV screen, you need a TV with a video input jack and the video cable (supplied). The color system of the TV must match that of your digital still camera. Check the following lists for the TV color system of the country or region where the camera is used.
  • Page 107: Troubleshooting

    If a code such as “C/E:ss:ss” appears on the screen, see page 118. 2 Press the RESET button using a pointed object, then turn on the power (reset). All the settings including date and time are cleared. 3 Consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. RESET button...
  • Page 108: Battery Pack And Power

    • The battery pack is discharged. Disconnect the AC Adaptor and reconnect it, then charge the battery pack. The battery pack has malfunctioned. Consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony • service facility. /Charge lamp does not light up when charging a battery pack.
  • Page 109: Shooting Still Images

    Install the battery pack correctly ( • • Properly connect the AC Adaptor. The AC Adaptor has malfunctioned. Consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony • service facility. The battery pack is discharged. Install charged battery pack ( •...
  • Page 110 You are shooting in RAW mode (page 59). Since the RAW data file is large, the RAW mode • shooting may take time. The image is out of focus. The subject is too close. Record in the close-up (Macro) recording mode. Make sure to •...
  • Page 111 The F value and shutter speed flash when you press and hold the shutter button halfway down. The exposure is incorrect. Correct the exposure (pages 39, 41). • The image is too dark. You are shooting a subject with a light source behind the subject. Select the metering mode •...
  • Page 112: Viewing Images

    Dots appear and remain on the screen. This is not a malfunction. These dots are not recorded (page 5, • Cannot shoot images in succession. The recording medium is full. Delete unnecessary images ( • The battery level is low. Install charged battery pack. •...
  • Page 113 2 Click [Hardware] [Device Manager]. For Windows 98/98SE/Me, click the [Device Manager] tab. • The “Device Manager” appears. 3 Right-click [ Sony DSC], then click [Uninstall] The device is deleted. step 1 in “Read This First”). (Setup) menu (page 81). [OK].
  • Page 114: Memory Stick

    4 Install the USB driver (page 85). You cannot copy images. Connect the camera and your computer correctly using the supplied USB cable (page 87). • Follow the designated copy procedure for your OS (pages 87, 95). • When you shoot images with a recording medium formatted by a computer, you may not be •...
  • Page 115 Check whether the computer and the card reader support “Memory Stick PRO”. Users of • computers and card readers made by companies other than Sony should contact those manufacturers. If “Memory Stick PRO” is not supported, connect the camera to the computer (pages 85 to •...
  • Page 116 Check that the printer is turned on and can be connected to the camera. • When a recording medium, such as a “Memory Stick”, CF card, is not inserted to the camera • the camera cannot connect to the printer. After you insert a recording medium, connect the printer again.
  • Page 117 Cannot operate the camera after canceling printing. Wait for a while as the printer is carrying out the cancellation. It may take some time • depending on the printer. Others Your camera does not work. Use the type of battery pack you can use with this camera (page 125). •...
  • Page 118: Warning Indicators And Messages

    If you are unable to solve the problem even after trying the following corrective actions a few times, contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. C:32: There is trouble with your camera’s •...
  • Page 119 Memory Stick type error The inserted “Memory Stick” cannot be • used in your camera (page 122). Format error Format the media again (pages 76 and • 78). You are using the recording medium • with the write-protect switch, and the switch is set to the LOCK position.
  • Page 120 Macro is invalid This appears when you select the macro • mode with (Twilight mode) or (Landscape mode) selected in the Scene mode. In this case, the macro function is invalid. Manual focus is invalid When the mode dial is set to •...
  • Page 121 No printable image You tried to execute [DPOF image] • without placing a DPOF (Print order) mark on the image(s). You tried to execute [All In This Folder] • while a folder that holds only RAW data files was selected. You cannot print RAW data files.
  • Page 122: On The "memory Stick

    Others On the “Memory Stick” A “Memory Stick” is a compact, portable IC recording medium. The types of “Memory Stick” that can be used with this camera are listed in the table below. However, proper operation cannot be guaranteed for all “Memory Stick” functions.
  • Page 123 Notes on using a “Memory Stick Duo” (not supplied) • To use a “Memory Stick Duo” with the camera, be sure to insert the “Memory Stick Duo” into a Memory Stick Duo Adaptor. If you insert a “Memory Stick Duo” into a “Memory Stick” compliant device without a Memory Stick Duo Adaptor, you might not be able to remove it from the device.
  • Page 124: On The Microdrive

    On the Microdrive A Microdrive is a compact and lightweight hard disk drive that complies with CompactFlash Type II. Camera operations are confirmed using the following Microdrive Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, Inc. – DSCM-11000 (1 GB) – 3K4-2 2GB (HMS 360402D5CF00) –...
  • Page 125: On The "infolithium" Battery Pack

    On the “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack This camera requires an NP-FM50 battery pack. What is an “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack? An “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack is a lithium-ion battery pack that has functions for exchanging information related to operating conditions with your camera. The “InfoLITHIUM”...
  • Page 126: Precautions

    Precautions Do not leave the camera in the following places • In an extremely hot place In places such as in a car parked in the sun, the camera body may become deformed and this may cause a malfunction. • Under direct sunlight or near a heater The camera body may become discolored or deformed, and this may cause a malfunction.
  • Page 127 On the internal rechargeable battery This camera has an internal rechargeable battery for maintaining the date and time and other settings regardless of whether the power is on or off. This rechargeable battery is continually charged as long as you are using the camera. However, if you use the camera for only short periods, it discharges gradually, and if you do not use the camera at all for about one month it becomes...
  • Page 128: Specifications

    Specifications Camera [System] Image device 21.5×14.4 mm color CMOS sensor, Primary 3-color filter Total pixel number of camera Approx. 10 784 000 pixels Effective pixel number of camera Approx. 10 286 000 pixels Lens Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* 5× zoom lens f = 14.3 –...
  • Page 129 AC-L15A AC Adaptor Input rating 100 V to 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz, 18 W Output rating 8.4 V DC* * See the label on the AC Adaptor for other specifications. Operating temperature range 0°C to +40°C (32°F to +104°F) Storage temperature range -20°C to +60°C (-4°F to +140°F)
  • Page 130: Quick Reference Chart For Shooting

    Quick reference chart for shooting Available items differ depending on the position of the mode dial. The functions are restricted as follows. Function Focus mode Manual focus Manual focus (PUSH AUTO) Monitor mode PREVIEW FRAMING AF range finder frame Flash White Balance Metering mode Burst/Exposure Bracket...
  • Page 131 Menu Menu Function Image Size P.Quality REC Mode Bracket Step Flash Level P.Effect Color Saturation Contrast Sharpness Setup RAW cannot be selected in Burst mode. Only for BRK (Exposure Bracket mode) This cannot be selected when the flash is set to P/S/A/M —...
  • Page 132: Index

    Index Index A.G.C.S..64 AC Adaptor t step 1 in “Read This First” Accessories supplied t in “Read This First” Adobe RGB ...57 Advanced accessory shoe ...52 AE LOCK...43 AE/AF lock indicator t step 5 in “Read This First” AF Illuminator...73 AF lock t step 5 in “Read This First”...
  • Page 133 Flexible Spot AF...47 Fluorescent...55 F-number ...37 Focus...11 Folder...65 Changing ...77, 79 Creating ...76, 78 Forced flash ...50 Format...76, 78 Grid Line...60 Histogram ...22, 41 Holding the camera t step 5 in “Read This First” Identifying parts...15 Image Data Converter SR ...94, 97 Image file storage destinations and file names...90...
  • Page 134 Print ...98 Index mode...99 Single-image mode...99 Print order mark...103 Printing at a shop ...103 Printing directly ...99 Program auto shooting...29 Program Shift ...35 Protect...66 PTP ...81 PUSH AUTO ...48 RAW mode ...59 REC Mode...62 Red-eye reduction...51 Reducing flicker ...61 RESET...107 Resize ...68 Rotate...69 S AF...48, 71...
  • Page 135 , “Memory Stick Duo”, , “Memory Stick PRO Duo”, are trademarks of Sony Corporation. • “InfoLITHIUM” is a trademark of Sony Corporation. • PicturePackage is a trademark of Sony Corporation. • Microsoft, Windows, Windows Media, and DirectX are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

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