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Sony DSC-W200 Handbook

Cyber-shot w200 - powerful camera finished in smart silver aluminium, with 12.1 effective megapixels, hd output, double anti-blur and face detection technologies, zeiss 3x optical zoom lens, 2.5-inch lcd screen, viewfinder and stamina battery life..
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Digital Still Camera
Cyber-shot Handbook
DSC-W200
Before operating the unit, please read this
Handbook thoroughly together with the
"Instruction Manual" and the "Cyber-shot
Step-up Guide", and retain them for future
reference.
© 2007 Sony Corporation
VCLICK!
Table of contents
Basic Operations
Using functions for
shooting
Using functions for
viewing
Customizing the settings
Viewing images on a TV
Using your computer
Printing still images
Troubleshooting
Others
Index
3-208-400-12(1)
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  • Page 1 DSC-W200 Before operating the unit, please read this Handbook thoroughly together with the “Instruction Manual” and the “Cyber-shot Step-up Guide”, and retain them for future reference. © 2007 Sony Corporation VCLICK! Table of contents Basic Operations Using functions for shooting...
  • Page 2: Notes On Using Your Camera

    Notes on using your camera Types of “Memory Stick” that can be used (not supplied) The IC recording medium used by this camera is a “Memory Stick Duo”. There are two types of “Memory Stick”. “Memory Stick Duo”: you can use a “Memory Stick Duo”...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Notes on using your camera ...2 Basic techniques for better images ...7 Focus – Focusing on a subject successfully... 7 Exposure – Adjusting the light intensity ... 9 Color – On the effects of lighting... 10 Quality – On “image quality” and “image size” ... 11 Flash –...
  • Page 4 Table of contents SteadyShot: Selecting the anti-blur mode SETUP: Selecting the shooting settings Using functions for viewing Playing back images from the HOME screen (Single Image): Playing back a single image (Index Display): Playing back a list of images (Slide Show): Playing back a series of images Viewing menu (Delete): Deleting images (Slide Show): Playing back a series of images...
  • Page 5 Table of contents Shooting Settings — Shooting Settings 2 ...72 Auto Orientation Clock Settings ...73 Language Setting...74 Viewing images on a TV Viewing images on a TV...75 Using your computer Enjoying your Windows computer ...78 Installing the software (supplied)...80 Copying images to your computer...81 Viewing image files stored on a computer with your camera (using a “Memory Stick Duo”) ...87 Using the “Picture Motion Browser”...
  • Page 6 Table of contents Index Index ... 122...
  • Page 7: Basic Techniques For Better Images

    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 suddenly.
  • Page 8 Basic techniques for better images Hints for preventing blur The camera moved accidentally when you took the picture. This is called “Camera shake.” On the other hand, if the subject moved when you took the picture, it is called “subject blur.”...
  • Page 9: Exposure Adjusting The Light Intensity

    Basic techniques for better images 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...
  • Page 10: Color - On The Effects Of Lighting

    Basic techniques for better images Adjusting ISO Sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index) ISO sensitivity is a speed rating for recording media that incorporates an image sensor that receives light. Even when the exposure is the same, images differ depending on the ISO sensitivity.
  • Page 11: Quality - On "image Quality" And "image Size

    Basic techniques for better images Quality On “image quality” and “image size” A digital image is made up of a collection of small dots called pixels. If it contains a large number of pixels, the picture becomes large, it takes up more memory, and the image is displayed in fine detail.
  • Page 12 Basic techniques for better images The default settings are marked with Image size (4000×3000) (4000×2672) (3264×2448) (2592×1944) (2048×1536) (640×480) 16:9 (1920×1080) 1) Images are recorded in 3:2 aspect ratio, same as photograph printing paper or postcards, etc. 2) Both edges of the image may be cut off when printing (page 111). Movie image size 640(Fine) (640×480) 640(Standard) (640×480)
  • Page 13: Flash On Using The Flash

    Basic techniques for better images Flash On using the flash The eyes of the subject may come out red, or fuzzy white circular spots may appear when using the flash. These phenomena can be reduced by taking the following steps. The “Red-eye phenomenon”...
  • Page 14: Identifying Parts

    Identifying parts See the pages in parentheses for details of operation. A POWER button/POWER lamp B Shutter button (24) C Microphone D Flash (26) E AF illuminator (69)/Self-timer lamp (27) F Finder window G Lens A AE/AF lock lamp/Self-timer lamp (green) (27) B Flash charging lamp/Record lamp (orange)
  • Page 15 Identifying parts M “Memory Stick Duo” slot N Battery insertion slot O Access lamp P Battery eject lever Q Multi connector (bottom) Used in the following situations: • Making a USB connection between the camera and the computer. • Making a connection to audio/video input jacks on a TV.
  • Page 16: Indicators On The Screen

    Indicators on the screen Each time you press v (DISP) button, the display changes (page 20). See the pages in parentheses for details of operation. When shooting still images RETURN RETURN When shooting movies Display Indication Battery remaining Low battery warning (114) Image size Mode dial/Menu (Scene Selection)
  • Page 17 Indicators on the screen Display Indication Manual exposure setting mode (31) z RETURN Function guide for Manual exposure (31) z SET 1.0m Focus preset distance AE/AF lock Standby Standby a movie/Recording a movie ISO400 ISO number (44) NR slow shutter •...
  • Page 18 Indicators on the screen When playing back still images When playing back movies Display Indication Battery remaining Image size (57) Protect VOL. (32) Volume Print order (DPOF) mark (101) PictBridge connecting Zoom scaling PictBridge connecting (100) • Do not disconnect the cable for multi-use terminal while the icon is displayed.
  • Page 19 Indicators on the screen Display Indication Playback Media Playback folder • This does not appear when using internal memory. 8/8 12/12 Image number/Number of images recorded in selected folder Change folder • This does not appear when using internal memory. Metering mode Flash White balance...
  • Page 20: Changing The Screen Display

    Changing the screen display v (DISP) (Screen display button) button Each time you press the v (DISP) button, the display changes as follows. Brightness of LCD backlight up Histogram on Indicators off LCD screen off Indicators on • If you view images in bright outside light, adjust the brightness of the LCD backlight up.
  • Page 21 Changing the screen display z Adjusting EV (Exposure Value) by displaying a histogram Dark A histogram is a graph showing the brightness of an image. Press v (DISP) repeatedly to display the histogram inside the screen. The graph display indicates a bright image when skewed to the right side, and a dark image when skewed to the left side.
  • Page 22: Using The Internal Memory

    Using the internal memory The camera has approximately 31 MB of internal memory. This memory is not removable. Even when there is no “Memory Stick Duo” inserted in the camera, you can record images using this internal memory. • Movies with the image size set to [640(Fine)] cannot be recorded using the internal memory. On image data stored in the internal memory We recommend that you copy (back up) data without error using one of the following methods.
  • Page 23: Basic Operations

    Basic Operations Using the mode dial Set the mode dial to the desired function. Auto Adjustment mode Allows easy shooting with the settings adjusted automatically. Program Auto mode* Allows you to shoot with the exposure adjusted automatically (both the shutter speed and the aperture value). Manual Exposure Shooting mode* Allows you to shoot after adjusting the exposure manually (both the shutter speed and the aperture value).
  • Page 24: Shooting Images Easily (auto Adjustment Mode)

    Shooting images easily (Auto Adjustment mode) Mode dial Shutter button Finder Zoom button MENU button HOME button Select the desired function from the mode dial. When shooting still images (Auto Adjustment mode): Select When shooting movies: Select Hold the camera steady, keeping your arm at your side. Shoot with the shutter button.
  • Page 25 Shooting images easily (Auto Adjustment mode) 2Press the shutter button fully down. AE/AF lock When shooting movies: Press the shutter button fully down. To stop recording, press the shutter button fully down again. If you shoot a still image of a subject that is difficult to focus on •...
  • Page 26 Shooting images easily (Auto Adjustment mode) Flash (Selecting a flash mode for still images) Press ( ) on the control button repeatedly until the desired mode is selected. (No indicator): Flash Auto Strobes when there is insufficient light or backlight (default setting). : Flash forced on : Slow synchro (Flash forced on) The shutter speed is slow in a dark place to clearly shoot the background that is out of flash light.
  • Page 27 Shooting images easily (Auto Adjustment mode) Using the self-timer Press ) on the control button repeatedly until the desired mode is selected. (No indicator): Not using the self-timer : Setting the 10-second delay self-timer : Setting the 2-second delay self-timer Press the shutter button, the self-timer lamp flashes, and a beep sounds until the shutter operates.
  • Page 28: Shooting Still Images (scene Selection)

    Shooting still images (Scene Selection) z button v/V/b/B button Control button Selecting from the mode dial Select the desired mode of Scene Selection ( dial. Shoot with the shutter button. Selecting from the menu screen Select SCN with the mode dial. Press MENU button, and select from control button (page 38).
  • Page 29: Soft Snap

    Shooting still images (Scene Selection) Scene Selection modes The following modes are predetermined to match the scene conditions. Modes selected from the mode dial High Sensitivity Allows you to shoot images without a flash under low light conditions, reducing blur. Soft Snap Allows you to shoot images with a softer atmosphere for portraits of...
  • Page 30 Shooting still images (Scene Selection) Functions you can use in Scene Selection For shooting an image appropriately according to the scene condition, a combination of functions is determined by the camera. Some functions are not available, depending on the Scene Selection mode. Macro Flash —...
  • Page 31: Shooting With The Manual Exposure

    Shooting with the manual exposure z button v/V/b/B button Control button Select M from the mode dial and press z on the control button. • [SET] changes to [RETURN] on the lower left of the screen and the camera is set to manual exposure setting mode.
  • Page 32: Viewing Images

    Viewing images (Playback zoom)/ (Index) button (Playback) button MENU button HOME button Press (Playback) button. • If you press (Playback) when the camera is powered off, the camera is turned on automatically and set to playback mode. To switch to the shooting mode, press Select an image with b/B on the control button.
  • Page 33 Viewing images Viewing an index screen Press (Index) to display the index screen while a still image is displayed. Select an image with v/V/b/B. To return to the single image screen, press z. When using the “Memory Stick Duo”, if there are number of folders, select the folder selection bar with b, then select the desired folder with v/V.
  • Page 34: Deleting Images

    Deleting images (Index) button (Playback) button MENU button Press (Playback) button. Press MENU while display in single-image mode or in index mode. Select [Delete] with v on the control button. Select the desired deletion method with b/B from among [This Image], [Multiple Images] and [All In This Folder], then press z.
  • Page 35 Deleting images When you select [This Image] Deletes the selected image. Select [OK] with v, then press z. When you select [Multiple Images] Selects and deletes multiple images at once. 1 Select the images you want to delete, then press mark is checked in the checkbox of the image.
  • Page 36: Learning The Various Functions - Home/menu

    Learning the various functions – HOME/Menu Using the HOME screen The HOME screen is the basic screen used for accessing the various functions you can access the HOME screen regardless of the shooting/viewing mode. HOME button Press HOME to display the HOME screen. Select a category with b/B on the control button.
  • Page 37: Home Items

    Learning the various functions – HOME/Menu HOME items Pressing HOME button displays the following items. Details on the items are displayed on the screen by the guide. Category Items Shooting* Shooting (page 23) View Images Single Image (page 52) Index Display (page 52) Slide Show (page 52) Printing, Other Print (page 98)
  • Page 38: Using The Menu Items

    Learning the various functions – HOME/Menu Using the menu items MENU button Press MENU to display the menu. Face Detection Face detection off • The menu will be displayed only during shooting and playback mode. • Different items will become visible depending on the selected mode. Select the desired menu item with v/V on the control button.
  • Page 39: Menu Items

    Menu items The available menu items vary depending on the camera mode. The shooting menu is available only in the shooting mode, and the viewing menu is available only in the playback mode. Also, the menu items available vary depending on the mode dial position. Only the available items are displayed on the screen.
  • Page 40: Using Functions For Shooting

    Using functions for shooting Shooting menu The functions in shooting mode using MENU button are described below. For details on how to operate the menu, see page 38. You cannot select the mode displayed in grey. Unavailable The default settings are marked with Scene Selection: Selecting the scene selection Selects the scene selection in the menu.
  • Page 41: Face Detection: Detecting The Face Of Subject

    Shooting menu Face Detection: Detecting the face of subject Selects whether to use the Face Detect function or not. (On) (Off) When [Face Detection] is set to [On], Digital zoom does not function. • Available only for [Soft Snap], the default setting is [On]. •...
  • Page 42: Rec Mode: Selecting The Continuous Shooting Method

    Shooting menu REC Mode: Selecting the continuous shooting method Selects whether the camera performs continuous shooting or not when you press the shutter button. (Normal) (Burst) BRK ±0.3EV BRK ±0.7EV BRK ±1.0EV On the Burst • When recording with the self timer, a series of a maximum of five images is recorded. •...
  • Page 43 Shooting menu Color Mode: Changing the vividness of the image or adding special effects You can change the brightness of the image, accompanied by effects. (Normal) (Vivid) (Natural) (Sepia) (B & W) • You can select only [Normal], [Sepia] or [B & W] when shooting movies. For details on the operation 1 page 38 Sets the image to bright and deep color.
  • Page 44 Shooting menu ISO: Selecting a luminous sensitivity Low ISO sensitivity Selects a luminous sensitivity with units of ISO. The larger the number, the higher the sensitivity. • For details on the ISO sensitivity, see page 10. • Note that the image tends to become noisier as the ISO sensitivity number increases. •...
  • Page 45 Shooting menu • The compensation value can be set in 1/3EV increments. • If a subject is being shot in extremely bright or dark conditions, or the flash is used, the exposure adjustment may not be effective. Metering Mode: Selecting the metering mode Selects the metering mode that sets which part of the subject to measure to determine the exposure.
  • Page 46 Shooting menu Focus: Changing the focus method You can change the focus method. Use the menu when it is difficult to get the proper focus in auto focus mode. (Multi AF) (Center AF) (Only for still image) (Spot AF) (Only for still image) For details on the operation 1 page 38 Focuses on a subject in all ranges of the finder frame automatically.
  • Page 47 Shooting menu 0.5 m 1.0 m 3.0 m 7.0 m (unlimited distance) • AF stands for Auto Focus. • Distance setting information in “Focus Preset” is approximate. If you point the lens up or down, the error increases. • When you use Digital Zoom or AF illuminator, the normal AF range finder frame is disabled and a new AF range finder frame is displayed by a dotted line.
  • Page 48 Shooting menu White Bal: Adjusting the color tones Adjusts the color tones according to the lighting condition in a situation, for example, when the colors of an image look strange. (Auto) (Daylight) (Cloudy) (Fluorescent Light 1)/ (Fluorescent Light 2)/ (Fluorescent Light 3) n (Incandescent) For details on the operation 1 page 38 Adjusts the White Balance automatically.
  • Page 49 Shooting menu (Flash) • For details on the white balance, see page 10. • Under fluorescent lights that flicker, the white balance function may not work correctly even though you select [Fluorescent Light 1], [Fluorescent Light 2], [Fluorescent Light 3]. •...
  • Page 50 Shooting menu • Red-eye reduction may not produce the desired effects depending on individual differences, the distance to the subject, if the subject does not see the pre-strobe, or other conditions. In such a case, you can correct the red-eye phenomenon using [Retouch] in the viewing menu after shooting (page 57). •...
  • Page 51 Shooting menu SteadyShot: Selecting the anti-blur mode Selects the anti-blur mode. (Shooting) (Continuous) (Off) • In Auto Adjustment mode, [SteadyShot] will be set to [Shooting]. • For movies, the options are limited to [Continuous] and [Off]. The default setting is set to [Continuous]. •...
  • Page 52: Using Functions For Viewing

    Using functions for viewing Playing back images from the HOME screen You can select the ways to playback images. 1 Press HOME. (View Images) with b/B on the control button. 2 Select 3 Select the desired viewing method with v/V. (Single Image): Playing back a single image Displays the image shot last.
  • Page 53 Playing back images from the HOME screen To display the previous/next image Press while the slide show is paused. To adjust the volume of the music Press to display the volume control screen, the press To end the slide show while the slide show is paused, then press z.
  • Page 54 Playing back images from the HOME screen Music The preset-Music differs depending on the effect you select. Music 1 Music 2 Music 3 Music 4 Interval 3 sec 5 sec 10 sec 30 sec 1 min Auto Repeat z To add /change Music files You can transfer a desired music file from your CDs or MP3 files to the camera to playback during Slide show.
  • Page 55: Viewing Menu

    Viewing menu This section explains the menu items available when you press MENU button in playback mode. For details on how to use the menu, see page 38. (Delete): Deleting images Selects and deletes images on the single-image screen or the index screen. see page 34 (This Image) (Multiple Images) (All In This Folder)
  • Page 56 Viewing menu (Partial Color) (Fisheye Lens) (Cross Filter) (Trimming) For details on the operation 1 page 38 Surrounds a chosen point in monochrome to signalize a subject. 1 Set the center point of the desired image to retouch with v/V/ b/B, then press MENU button.
  • Page 57: (protect): Preventing Accidental Erasure

    Viewing menu (Red Eye Correction) When you select [Trimming] • The image size that you can trim may vary depending on the image. • The quality of trimmed images may deteriorate. (Protect): Preventing accidental erasure Protects images against accidental erasure. (This Image) (Multiple Images) To protect an image...
  • Page 58: Adding A Print Order Mark

    Viewing menu 5 Press MENU. 6 Select [OK] with v, then press z. In index mode: 3 Select the image you want to protect with v/V/b/B on the control button, then press z. is attached to the selected image. 4 To protect other images, repeat step 3. 5 To select all the images in a folder, select the folder selection bar with b, then press z.
  • Page 59: (rotate): Rotating A Still Image

    Viewing menu (Rotate): Rotating a still image 1 Display the image to be rotated. 2 Press MENU to display the menu. 3 Select [Rotate] with v/V on the control button, then press z. 4 Select [ ], then rotate the image with b/B. 5 Select [OK] with v/V, then press z.
  • Page 60: Customizing The Settings

    Customizing the settings Customizing the Manage Memory feature and the Settings You can change the default settings using HOME screen. HOME button Press HOME to display the HOME screen. Select (Manage Memory) or Select the desired item with Press B and select the desired setting with v/V, then press z. (Manage Memory) or Control button z button...
  • Page 61 Customizing the Manage Memory feature and the Settings Select the desired setting with v/V, then press z. To cancel the setting change Select [Cancel] if it is one of the setting item, then press z. If not, press b on the control button. •...
  • Page 62: Manage Memory

    Manage Memory Memory Tool — Memory Stick Tool This item appears only when a “Memory Stick Duo” is inserted in the camera. Format Formats the “Memory Stick Duo”. A commercially available “Memory Stick Duo” is already formatted, and can be used immediately. •...
  • Page 63 Manage Memory For details on the operation 1 page 60 Change REC. Folder Changes the folder currently used for recording images. 1 Select [Change REC. Folder] with v/V/b/B on the control button, then press z. The folder selection screen appears. 2 Select the desired folder with b/B, and [OK] with v, then press z.
  • Page 64: Copy

    Manage Memory Copy Copies all images in the internal memory to a “Memory Stick Duo”. 1 Insert a “Memory Stick Duo” having 64 MB or larger capacity. 2 Select [Copy] with v/V/b/B on the control button, then press z. The message “All data in internal memory will be copied” appears. 3 Select [OK] with v, then press z.
  • Page 65: Memory Tool - Internal Memory Tool

    Manage Memory Memory Tool — Internal Memory Tool This item does not appear when a “Memory Stick Duo” is inserted in the camera. Format Formats the internal memory. • Note that formatting irrevocably erases all data in the internal memory, including even protected images. 1 Select [Format] with v/V/b/B on the control button, then press z.
  • Page 66: Settings

    Settings Main settings — Main Settings 1 The default settings are marked with Beep Selects the sound produced when you operate the camera. Shutter Function Guide When you operate the camera, the description of functions is displayed. Initialize Initializes the setting to the default setting. Even if you execute this function, the images stored in the internal memory are retained.
  • Page 67: Main Settings - Main Settings 2

    Settings Main settings — Main Settings 2 The default settings are marked with USB Connect Selects the USB mode to be used when connecting the camera to a computer or a PictBridge compliant printer using the cable for multi-use terminal. PictBridge Mass Storage Auto...
  • Page 68: Video Out

    Settings 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 77 for the TV color system of the country or region where the camera is used.
  • Page 69: Shooting Settings - Shooting Settings 1

    Settings Shooting Settings — Shooting Settings 1 The default settings are marked with AF Illuminator The AF illuminator supplies fill light to focus more easily on a subject in dark surroundings. The AF illuminator emits red light allowing the camera to focus easily when the shutter button is pressed halfway, until the focus is locked.
  • Page 70: Af Mode

    Settings AF Mode Selects the auto focus operation mode. Single Monitor • When [Face Detection] is set to [On], the AF mode is disabled. Digital Zoom Selects the digital zoom mode. The camera enlarges the image using optical zoom (up to 3×). When the zoom scale exceeds 3×, the camera uses either smart or precision digital zoom.
  • Page 71 Settings Conversion Lens Sets for achieving appropriate focus when attaching a conversion lens (not supplied). Attach the adaptor ring (not supplied), then attach a conversion lens. Tele ( Wide ( • When not set to [Off], the flash is set to •...
  • Page 72: Shooting Settings - Shooting Settings 2

    Settings Shooting Settings — Shooting Settings 2 The default settings are marked with Auto Orientation When the camera is rotated to shoot a portrait image, the camera records its position change and displays the image in the portrait position. • Depending on the shooting angle of the camera, the orientation of the image may not be recorded correctly.
  • Page 73: Clock Settings

    Settings For details on the operation 1 page 60 Clock Settings Clock Settings Sets the date and time. 1 Select [ Clock Settings] from (Settings) on the HOME screen. 2 Select the date display format with v/V, then press z. 3 Select each item with b/B and set the numeric value with v/V, then press z.
  • Page 74: Language Setting

    Settings For details on the operation 1 page 60 Language Setting Language Setting Selects the language to be used to display the menu items, warnings, and messages.
  • Page 75: Viewing Images On A Tv

    Viewing images on a TV Viewing images on a TV You can view images on a TV screen by connecting the camera to a TV. The connection varies according to the type of TV the camera is connected to. Viewing images by connecting your camera to a TV with the supplied cable for multi-use terminal Turn off both your camera and the TV before connecting the camera and the TV.
  • Page 76 Viewing images on a TV Viewing an image by connecting your camera to a HD TV You can view an image recorded on the camera by connecting the camera to an HD (High Definition) TV with the component cable (not supplied). Turn off both your camera and the TV before connecting the camera and the TV.
  • Page 77 Viewing images on a TV • Set [COMPONENT] to [HD(1080i)] in [Main Settings 2] by selecting screen (page 67). • When using your camera abroad, it may be necessary to switch the video signal output to match that of your TV system (page 68). •...
  • Page 78: 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). This section describes the English version of screen contents. • Under Windows Vista, some names and operations may differ from those described below.
  • Page 79: Recommended Computer

    • When your computer resumes from a suspend or sleep mode, communication between your camera and your computer may not recover at the same time. Technical Support Additional information on this product and answers to frequently asked questions can be found at the Sony Customer Support Website. http://www.sony.net/...
  • Page 80: Installing The Software (supplied)

    Remove the CD-ROM after the installation is complete. After you install the software, a shortcut icon for the customers registration website is created on the desktop. Once you register on the website, you can get secure and useful customer support. http://www.sony.net/registration/di...
  • Page 81: 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 a computer with a Memory Stick slot Remove the “Memory Stick Duo” from the camera and insert it in the Memory Stick Duo Adaptor.
  • Page 82 Copying images to your computer Stage 2: Connecting the camera and your computer 1 To a USB jack Cable for multi-use terminal • With Windows XP/Vista, the AutoPlay wizard appears on the desktop. “Connecting to Mass Storage...” appears on the screen of the camera. When a USB connection is established for the first time, your computer automatically runs a program to recognize the camera.
  • Page 83 Copying images to your computer Click [Next]. The images saved on the “Memory Stick Duo” of the camera appear. • If no “Memory Stick Duo” is inserted, images in the internal memory appear. Click the check box of unwanted images to remove the checkmark so they are not copied, then click [Next].
  • Page 84 Copying images to your computer Double-click [My Computer] [Removable Disk] • If the “Removable Disk” icon is not displayed, see page 109. 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 85 Copying images to your computer Stage 4: Viewing images on your computer This section describes the procedure for viewing copied images in the “My Documents” folder. Click [Start] [My Documents]. The contents of the “My Documents” folder are displayed. • If you are not using Windows XP, double-click [My Documents] on the desktop.
  • Page 86: Image File Storage Destinations And File Names

    Copying images to your computer Image file storage destinations and file names The image files recorded with your camera are grouped as folders on the “Memory Stick Duo”. Example: viewing folders on Windows XP A Folder containing image data recorded using a camera not equipped with the folder creating function B Folder containing image data recorded...
  • Page 87: Viewing Image Files Stored On A Computer With Your Camera (using A "memory Stick Duo")

    “Memory Stick Duo” folder in the following order. 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 88: Using The "picture Motion Browser" (supplied)

    • For details on the “Picture Motion Browser”, refer to the Help. To access the Help, click [Start] t [All Programs] (in Windows 2000, [Programs]) t [Sony Picture Utility] t [Help] t [Picture Motion Browser]. Starting and exiting the “Picture Motion Browser”...
  • Page 89 Using the “Picture Motion Browser” (supplied) Connect the camera to your computer with the cable for multi- use terminal. After the camera is automatically detected, the [Import Images] screen is displayed. • If you use the Memory Stick slot, refer to page 81.
  • Page 90 Using the “Picture Motion Browser” (supplied) Year display screen Month display screen Hour display screen • To list images from a particular year or month, click that period on the left of the screen. Displaying individual images On the hour display screen, double-click a thumbnail to display the image by itself in a separate window.
  • Page 91 Using the “Picture Motion Browser” (supplied) Creating a data disc Images can be saved in CD or DVD as a data disc. CD burner drive or DVD burner drive • required. The following disc can be used for • creating a data disc. –...
  • Page 92: Other Functions

    Using the “Picture Motion Browser” (supplied) Other functions Preparing images stored on the computer for viewing To view them, register the folder that contains the images as one of the “Viewed folders”. Click on the main screen, or choose [Register Folders to View] from the [File] menu.
  • Page 93 To uninstall the “Picture Motion Browser” 1 Click [Start] t [Control Panel] (in Windows 2000, [Start] t [Settings] t [Control Panel]), then double-click [Add/ Remove Programs]. 2 Select [Sony Picture Utility], then click [Remove] (in Windows 2000, [Change/ Remove]) to execute the uninstallation.
  • Page 94: Using The "music Transfer" (supplied)

    Using the “Music Transfer” (supplied) You can change the Music files that are preset at the factory with desired Music files using “Music Transfer” in the CD- ROM (supplied). Also, you can delete or add these files whenever you want. Adding/Changing Music using “Music Transfer”...
  • Page 95: Using Your Macintosh Computer

    Using your Macintosh computer You can copy images to your Macintosh computer. • “Picture Motion Browser” is not compatible with Macintosh computers. Recommended computer environment The following environment is recommended for a computer connected to the camera. Recommended environment for copying images OS (pre-installed): Mac OS 9.1/9.2/ Mac OS X(v10.1 to v10.4)
  • Page 96: Music Transfer

    The installation of the software starts. To add/change Music files See “Adding/Changing Music using “Music Transfer”” on page 94. Technical Support Additional information on this product and answers to frequently asked questions can be found at the Sony Customer Support Website. http://www.sony.net/ (SONYPICTUTIL).
  • Page 97: Printing Still Images

    Printing still images How to print still images When you print images shot in [16:9] mode, both edges may be cut off, so be sure to check before printing (page 111). Printing directly using a PictBridge compliant printer (page 98) You can print images by connecting the camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer.
  • Page 98: 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 99 Printing images directly using a PictBridge compliant printer Stage 2: Connecting the camera to the printer Connect the camera to the printer. 2 To the multi connector 1 To the Cable for multi-use USB jack terminal Press (Playback) and turn on your camera and the printer.
  • Page 100 Printing images directly using a PictBridge compliant printer When the [Layout] is not set to [1- up/Borderless] or [1-up/Border]: Select the number of sets of images that you want to print as an index image. If you selected [This Image] in step 1, select the number of the same image you want to print side by side on a sheet as an index image.
  • Page 101: Printing At A Shop

    Printing at a shop You can take a “Memory Stick Duo” 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 102 Printing at a shop Selecting and marking the images Press MENU while displaying images in single-image mode or in index mode. Select [DPOF] with v/V and select [Multiple Images] with b/B, then press z. Select an image to mark with the control button, then press z.
  • Page 103: Troubleshooting

    3 Initialize the settings (page 66). 4 Consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. Please understand that you give your consent that the contents of the internal memory, Music files may be checked when you send your camera to be repaired.
  • Page 104: Battery Pack And Power

    Troubleshooting Battery pack and power The battery pack cannot be inserted. Insert the battery pack correctly to push the battery eject lever. • Cannot turn on the camera. After installing the battery pack into the camera, it may take a little while to get the camera •...
  • Page 105 Troubleshooting When shooting a still image, set the mode dial to a position other than • • Set the mode dial to when shooting movies. The image size is set to [640(Fine)] when recording movies. Do one of the following: •...
  • Page 106 Troubleshooting The flash does not work. The flash is set to • You cannot use the flash when: • [REC Mode] is set to [Burst] or Exposure Bracket (page 42). – (High Sensitivity mode) or – (Fireworks mode) is selected in the Scene mode (page 30). Shooting movies.
  • Page 107: Viewing Images

    Troubleshooting The image colors are not correct. Set [Color Mode] to [Normal] (page 43). • Vertical streaks appear when you are shooting a very bright subject. The smear phenomenon is occurring and white, black, red, purple, or other streaks appear on •...
  • Page 108: Deleting/editing Images

    Check that the computer and the Memory Stick Reader/Writer support “Memory Stick PRO • Duo”. Users of computers and Memory Stick Readers/Writers made by manufacturers other than Sony should contact those manufacturers. If “Memory Stick PRO Duo” is not supported, connect the camera to the computer (pages 82 •...
  • Page 109 The “System Properties” screen appears. 2 Click [Hardware] [Device Manager]. The “Device Manager” appears. 3 Right-click [ Sony DSC], then click [Uninstall] The device is deleted. 4 Install the software (page 80). A USB driver is also installed. You cannot copy images.
  • Page 110: Picture Motion Browser

    Troubleshooting The image cannot be played back on a computer. If you are using “Picture Motion Browser”, refer to the Help. • Consult the computer or software manufacturer. • The image and sound are interrupted by noise when you view a movie on a computer.
  • Page 111: Memory Stick Duo

    Troubleshooting “Memory Stick Duo” Cannot insert a “Memory Stick Duo”. • Insert it in the correct direction. Cannot format a “Memory Stick Duo”. You are using the “Memory Stick Duo” with the write-protect switch, and the switch is set to •...
  • Page 112: Pictbridge Compliant Printer

    Troubleshooting Cannot print images with the date. Using “Picture Motion Browser”, you can print images with date (page 92). • This camera does not have a feature for superimposing dates on images. However, because • the images shot with the camera include information on the recording date, you can print images with the date superimposed if the printer or the software can recognize Exif information.
  • Page 113: Others

    Troubleshooting “---- -- --” is printed on the date-inserted part of the image. Images that do not have the recording data cannot be printed with the date inserted. Set [Date] • to [Off] and print the image again (page 99). Cannot select the print size.
  • Page 114: Warning Indicators And Messages

    If you are unable to solve the problem even after trying the following corrective actions a few times, your camera may need repair. Contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. C:32: •...
  • Page 115 Warning indicators and messages Memory Stick formatting error Internal memory formatting error • Format the media again (pages 62 and 65). Memory Stick locked You are using the “Memory Stick Duo” • with the write-protect switch, and the switch is set to the LOCK position. Set the switch to the recording position (page 118).
  • Page 116 Warning indicators and messages Macro is invalid The macro is unavailable under these • settings (pages 26, 30). Flash settings cannot be changed The flash is unavailable during these • settings (pages 26, 30). Maximum images selected You can select up to 100 images. •...
  • Page 117: To Use Your Camera Abroad - Power Sources

    Others To use your camera abroad — Power sources You can use your camera, the battery charger (supplied), and the AC-LS5K AC Adaptor (not supplied) in any country or region where the power supply is within 100 V to 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz.
  • Page 118: On The "memory Stick

    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 119 On the “Memory Stick” • Do not use or store the “Memory Stick Duo” under the following conditions: – High temperature locations such as the hot interior of a car parked in direct sunlight – Locations exposed to direct sunlight –...
  • Page 120: On The Battery Pack

    On the battery pack On charging the battery pack We recommend charging the battery pack in an ambient temperature of between 10°C to 30°C (50°F to 86°F). You may not be able to efficiently charge the battery pack outside of this temperature range.
  • Page 121: On The Battery Charger

    On the battery charger On the battery charger • Do not charge any other battery pack other than the NP-BG type battery packs in the battery charger supplied with your camera. Batteries other than the specified kind may leak, overheat, or explode if you attempt to charge them, posing a risk of injury from electrocution and burns.
  • Page 122 Index Index Adjusting EV ...21, 44 AE/AF lock indicator ...24, 47 AF Illuminator...69 AF lock ...47 AF Mode...70 AF range finder frame ...46 Aperture...9 Auto Adjustment mode ...24 Auto Focus ...7 Auto Orientation...72 Auto Review...72 B & W ...43 Battery charger ...121 Battery pack...120 Beach mode ...29 Beep...66...
  • Page 123 Index Internal memory...22 Internal Memory Tool...65 ISO...9, 10, 44 JPG...86 Landscape mode ...29 Language Setting ...74 LCD backlight ...20 LCD Screen ...20 Macintosh computer ...95 Recommended environment...95 Macro...26 Main Settings 1 ...66 Main Settings 2 ...67 Manage Memory...62 Manual Exposure mode ...31 Map View ...91 Mass Storage...67 “Memory Stick Duo”...118...
  • Page 124 Index VGA ...12 Video Out ...68 Viewing images...32 Viewing menu ...55 Vivid...43 Volume ...32 Warning indicators and messages...114 White Bal...48 Windows computer...78 Recommended environment...79 Write-protect switch ...118 Zoom ...25...
  • Page 125 GPL/ LGPL. Source code is provided on the web. Use the following URL to download it. http://www.sony.net/Products/Linux/ We would prefer you do not contact us about the contents of source code. Read “license2.pdf” in the “License” folder on the CD-ROM.
  • Page 126 Additional information on this product and answers to frequently asked questions can be found at our Customer Support Website.

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