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Digital Still Camera

Operating Instructions

Before operating the unit, please read this manual thoroughly, and
retain it for future reference.
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-P7/P9
Serial No.
DSC-P7/P9
© 2002 Sony Corporation
3-075-896-11(1)
Getting started ________________________
Shooting still images __________________
Viewing still images ___________________
Deleting still images ___________________
Copying still images to your computer _________
Before advanced operations _____________
Advanced still image shooting____________
Advanced still image viewing_____________
Still image editing ____________________
Enjoying movies________________________
Troubleshooting ________________________
Additional information ___________________
Index

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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-P7/P9 Serial No.
  • Page 2 60°C (140°F), such as in a car parked in the sun or under direct sunlight. 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.
  • Page 3 Never use the plug without the fuse cover. If you should lose the fuse cover, please contact your nearest Sony service station. For the Customers in Germany Directive:EMC Directive 89/336/EEC, 92/31/EEC...
  • Page 4 , 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 5: Before Using Your Camera

    Before using your camera Trial recording Before you record one-time events, you may want to make a trial recording to make sure that the camera is working correctly. No compensation for contents of the recording Contents of the recording cannot be compensated for if recording or playback is not possible due to a malfunction of your camera or recording medium, etc.
  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents Before using your camera ... 5 Identifying the parts ... 8 Getting started Charging the battery pack ... 10 Using an external power source... 14 Using your camera abroad ... 14 Turning on/off your camera... 15 How to use the control button... 15 Setting the date and time...
  • Page 7 Advanced still image viewing Enlarging a portion of a still image...63 Enlarging an image – Playback zoom...63 Recording an enlarged image – Trimming ...64 Playing back successive images (Slide show)...64 Rotating still images...65 Still image editing Protecting images (Protect) ...66 For the single screen ...66 For the Index (nine images) screen...66 For the Index (three images) screen...67...
  • Page 8: Identifying The Parts

    Identifying the parts Attaching the strap A POWER button (15) B POWER lamp (15) C Shutter button (22) D Wrist strap hook E Flash (26) F Speaker (bottom surface) G Finder window H Self-timer lamp (26)/ AF illuminator (27, 93) I Microphone J Lens K Tripod receptacle (bottom...
  • Page 9 A Control button (Menu on) (v/V/b/B/z) (15)/ (Menu off) ( / /7/ ) (26/25/23/ B Finder (28) C LCD screen D DSPL/LCD ON/OFF button (28) E DC IN jack (10, 14) F MENU button (19) G USB jack (44) H Mode dial (16) SCN: To shoot in the Scene selection mode : To shoot still images...
  • Page 10: Charging The Battery Pack

    Charging the battery pack O P E , Open the battery/“Memory Stick” cover. Slide the cover in the direction of the arrow. • When charging the battery pack, make sure the camera is not turned on (page 15). • The camera operates only with the “InfoLITHIUM”...
  • Page 11 2 To a wall outlet (wall socket) Power cord (mains lead) AC power adaptor , Connect the power cord (mains lead) to the AC power adaptor and to a wall outlet (wall socket). Charging starts, and the /CHG lamp lights. /CHG /CHG lamp When the /CHG lamp goes out, charging is...
  • Page 12: Charging Time

    Charging the battery pack (continued) Charging time This represents the time required to charge fully depleted battery pack using the supplied AC-LS1A AC power adaptor in an environment where the ambient temperature is 25°C (77°F). Battery pack Full charge (min.) NP-FC10 (supplied) Approx.150 Battery life and the number of...
  • Page 13 • The battery life and the number of images recordable are decreased under the following conditions: – At low temperatures. – Using the flash. – Turning on and off frequently. – Using the zoom frequently. – When [POWER SAVE] is set to [OFF]. –...
  • Page 14: Using An External Power Source

    Using an external power source Jack cover DC plug AC power adaptor , Open the jack cover, and connect the AC-LS1A AC power adaptor (supplied) to the DC IN jack of the camera. Connect the plug with the v mark facing •...
  • Page 15: Turning On/off Your Camera

    Turning on/off your camera POWER POWER ON/OFF(CHG) POWER lamp , Press POWER to turn on the power. The POWER lamp lights in green, the power is on. When you turn on your camera for the first time, the CLOCK SET screen appears (see the next page).
  • 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 SCN, , or • To change values for the time and the date that have been previously set, set the mode dial to SET UP, select [CLOCK SET] in [SETUP 1] (page 93), then proceed 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 using b/B. A v will be shown above, and a V will be shown below the item currently selected to be set.
  • 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. Connector side Label side , Insert the “Memory Stick.” Insert the “Memory Stick” all the way in until it clicks as shown in the illustration. •...
  • Page 19: Deciding The Still Image Size And Quality

    Deciding the still image size and quality , Set the mode dial to , turn on the power, and then press MENU. The menu appears. • You can also carry out this operation when the mode dial is set to SCN. , Select (IMAGE SIZE) using b/B on the control button.
  • Page 20: Image Size And Quality

    Deciding the still image size and quality (continued) 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...
  • Page 21 The number of images** that can be saved in a “Memory Stick” The number of images that can be saved in FINE (STANDARD) mode are shown below. (Units: number of images) Capacity 16MB Image size 2272×1704 (DSC-P9) 4 (7) 8 (14) 2272 (3:2) (DSC-P9) 4 (7) 8 (14)
  • Page 22: 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 your camera. • The lens cover opens when the power is turned • Do not touch the lens portion while it is operating, such as when you press POWER to turn on the power or when the zoom function is working (page 24).
  • Page 23: Checking The Last Image Shot (quick Review)

    60min FINE 2272 , Press the shutter button fully down. The shutter clicks, the shooting is completed, and the still image is saved in the “Memory Stick.” When the Recording lamp goes out, you can shoot the next image. • When you are shooting with the battery pack, if no tasks are performed for a while with the camera turned on, power is automatically shut off to preserve battery power (page 15).
  • Page 24: Using The Zoom Feature

    Using the zoom feature W (wide-angle) T (telephoto) 60min FINE 60min 2272 , Press the zoom button to choose the desired zoom position, and shoot your image. The minimum distance needed to focus on a subject When the zoom is set all the way to the W side: approximately 50 cm inches) from the end of the lens When the zoom is set all the way to...
  • Page 25: Using The Self-timer

    , Set the mode dial to , and press B ( ) on the control button. (Macro) will appear on the LCD screen. • If the menu is currently displayed, press MENU first to make the menu disappear. • You can carry out this operation even when the mode dial is set to SCN (other than the Landscape mode) (page 30) or...
  • Page 26: Selecting A Flash Mode

    Using the self-timer (continued) 60min FINE 2272 F2.8 , Center the subject in the frame, and press the shutter button fully down. The Self-timer lamp (page 8) will flash in orange, and you will hear a beeping sound. The image will be shot after approximately 10 seconds.
  • Page 27 To reduce “red-eye” when shooting live subjects The flash pre-strobes before shooting to reduce the red-eye phenomenon. Set [RED EYE REDUCTION] to [ON] in the SET UP settings (page 93). “ ” appears on the LCD screen. • The amount of red-eye reduction possible varies according to the individual.
  • Page 28: Shooting With The Finder

    Shooting with the finder Finder DSPL/LCD ON/OFF The finder is convenient when you want to save battery power, or when it is difficult to confirm the image using the LCD screen. Each time you press DSPL/LCD ON/OFF, the display changes in the following order. All of the indicators are turned off (only the shooting information is displayed) F2.8...
  • Page 29: Shooting With The Date And Time Inserted

    Shooting with the date and time inserted CAMERA MOVING IMAGE : MPEG MOVIE DATE/TIME : DIGITAL ZOOM : RED EYE REDUCTION : AF ILLUMINATOR : AUTO SELECT , Set the mode dial to SET UP. The SET UP screen is displayed. •...
  • Page 30: Shooting According To Scene Conditions (scene Selection)

    Shooting according to scene conditions (Scene selection) When shooting at night, shooting people at night, or shooting landscapes, use the modes listed below to increase the quality of your images. Twilight mode Under dark lighting conditions, you can shoot using the Twilight mode, and still get good images.
  • Page 31 , Select [SCN] using b/B on the , Select the desired mode using control button. v/V on the control button. The mode will be set to your choice. When the setting is completed, press MENU. The menu disappears from the screen.
  • Page 32: Viewing Images On The Lcd Screen Of Your Camera

    Viewing images on the LCD screen of your camera Single (single image display) 60min 2272 100-0028 2002 7 4 10:30 FILE BACK/NEXT VOLUME You can see the images you shoot with this camera almost immediately on the LCD screen. This camera offers the following three methods for viewing your images.
  • Page 34: Viewing Images On A Tv Screen

    Viewing images on a TV screen A/V OUT (MONO) jack A/V connecting cable (supplied) , Using the A/V connecting cable, connect the A/V OUT (MONO) jack of the camera to the audio/video input jacks of the TV set. If your TV has stereo type input jacks, connect the audio plug (black) of the A/V connecting cable to the Lch jack.
  • Page 35 Watching the playback picture on If you want to view the playback picture on a TV, you need a TV having a video input jack and a video connecting cable. The color system of the TV must be the same as that of your digital still camera. Check the following list: NTSC system Bahama Islands, Bolivia, Canada,...
  • Page 36: Deleting Images

    Deleting images 60min 2272 100-0028 2002 7 4 10:30 FILE BACK/NEXT VOLUME , Set the mode dial to , and turn on the camera. Select an image to be deleted using b/B on the control button. , Press MENU. Select [DELETE] using b/B on the control button, then press the center z.
  • Page 37: Deleting On The Index (nine Images) Screen

    Deleting on the Index (nine images) screen DELETE PROTECT PRINT MENU , While an Index (nine images) screen (page 33) is displayed, press MENU. Select [DELETE] using b/B on the control button, then press the center z. DELETE CANCEL SELECT , Select [SELECT] using b/B on the control button, then press the center z.
  • Page 38: Deleting On The Index (three Images) Screen

    Deleting on the Index (nine images) screen (continued) DELETE EXIT , Press MENU. Select [OK] using b/B on the control button, then press the center z. When “MEMORY STICK ACCESS” disappears, the images have been deleted. To cancel the deletion Select [EXIT] using b on the control button, then press the center z.
  • Page 39 DELETE CANCEL 100-0028 2002 7 4 10:30 • , Select [OK] using v on the control button, then press the center z. When “MEMORY STICK ACCESS” disappears, the image has been deleted. To cancel the deletion Select [CANCEL] using on the control button, then press the center z.
  • Page 40: Formatting A "memory Stick

    , Insert the “Memory Stick” you want to format into the camera. Set the mode dial to SET UP, and turn on the power. • The term “formatting” means preparing a “Memory Stick” to record images; this process is also called “initialization.” The “Memory Stick”...
  • Page 41: Copying Still Images To Your Computer

    When a USB connector is not provided on your computer 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/...
  • Page 42: Installing The Usb Driver

    1 Installing the USB driver Opening window , Turn on your computer, and insert the supplied CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive. Do not connect your camera to your computer at this time. The opening window appears. If it does not (My Computer) t appear, double-click (ImageMixer) in order.
  • Page 43: Preparing Your Camera

    Your computer restarts. Then, you can establish the USB connection. • You can use the “PIXELA ImageMixer for Sony” software to copy images to your computer. To install this software, click [PIXELA ImageMixer], on the opening window, then follow instructions on each succeeding window.
  • Page 44: Connecting Your Camera To Your Computer

    3 Connecting your camera to your computer , Connect the supplied USB cable to your camera. Then, connect the other end of the USB cable to your computer. • When using a desktop computer, connect the USB cable to the USB connector on the rear panel.
  • Page 45: Copying Images

    • When the “Removable Disk” icon does not appear, see the next page. • You can use the “PIXELA ImageMixer for Sony” software to copy images to your computer. For details, see the software’s help files. pages 46 to 48) , Double-click [DCIM], then double-click [100MSDCF].
  • Page 46: When A Removable Disk Icon Is Not Shown

    Other Devices]. 3 If you find either of the devices above, follow the steps below to delete them. 1 Click [ Sony DSC] or [ Sony Handycam]. 2 Click [Delete]. The “Device deletion confirmation” window appears. 3 Click [OK]. The device is deleted.
  • Page 47 , Click to remove the checkmark from any images you do not want to copy to your computer, then click [Next]. The “Picture Name and Destination” window appears. , Specify the image file names to be copied and the copy destination, then click [Next].
  • Page 48: Viewing The Images On Your Computer

    45 and 46. • When using Windows XP, click [Start]t[My Documents] in that order. • You can use the “PIXELA ImageMixer for Sony” software to view images on your computer. For details, see the software’s help files. , Double-click the desired image file.
  • Page 49 USB connection For Windows 2000, Me, or XP users 1 Double-click on the task tray. 2 Click (Sony DSC), then click [Stop]. 3 Confirm the device on the confirmation window, then click [OK]. 4 Click [OK]. This step is unnecessary for Windows XP users.
  • Page 50 Image file storage destinations and file names (continued) Folder File name 100MSDCF DSC0ssss.JPG CLP0ssss.GIF CLP0ssss.THM MBL0ssss.GIF MBL0ssss.THM IMCIF100 DSC0ssss.JPG MOML0001 MOV0ssss.MPG MOMLV100 DSC0ssss.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 51: For Macintosh Users

    The image file opens. • You can use the “PIXELA ImageMixer for Sony” software to copy images to your computer and view the images on your computer. To install the software, insert the supplied CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, then click the installer icon to select the desired language under “PIXELA ImageMixer”...
  • Page 52: Before Advanced Operations

    How to setup and operate your camera This section describes the most frequently used menus and the SET UP screen. Control button MENU Mode dial Changing menu settings a Press MENU. The menu appears. b Select the setting item you want to change using b/B on the control button.
  • Page 53: Advanced Still Image Shooting

    Choosing a focus method Mode dial: /SCN/ Multipoint AF The AF range finder frame widens. Center AF The AF range finder frame is only the center of the frame. a Set the mode dial to either SCN, or b Press MENU. The menu appears.
  • Page 54: Shooting With The Af Lock Using Center Af

    Shooting with the AF lock using Center AF Even if it is difficult to focus in Center AF shooting because the subject is not in the center of the frame, you can focus in this situation using the AF lock. For example, when you are shooting two human subjects, and there is a gap between them, the camera may focus on the background visible in the...
  • Page 55: Setting The Distance To The Subject (focus Preset)

    Setting the distance to the subject – Focus preset Mode dial: /SCN/ When shooting an image using a previously set distance to the subject, or when shooting a subject through a net or through window glass, it is difficult to get the proper focus in auto focus mode.
  • Page 56: Spot Light-metering

    d Select the exposure adjustment value. Select the exposure adjustment value using Make your adjustment while confirming the brightness of the background of the subject on the LCD screen. To return to auto adjust mode Return the exposure adjustment value to 0EV.
  • Page 57: Adjusting Color Tones (white Balance)

    c Select (SPOT METER) using b/B, then select [ON] using v/V. The Spot light-metering aiming point is displayed. Spot light- metering aiming point SPOT METER d Aim the Spot light-metering aiming point at the spot you want to shoot, then shoot your image.
  • Page 58: Shooting Multiple Frames (clip Motion)

    Shooting techniques Shooting multiple frames – Clip Motion Mode dial: You can shoot a number of still images consecutively (GIF animation). Because the file size is small, these images are ideal for use on a home page, or for attaching to an e- mail message.
  • Page 59: Shooting In Multi Burst Mode (multi Burst)

    d Shoot one frame. MAKING “CLIP MOTION” e Shoot the next frame. Press the shutter button once to shoot the next frame, then repeat this operation until you have shot the desired number of frames. f Press the center z. All of the frames will be saved in the “Memory Stick.”...
  • Page 60 Before operation Set [MOVING IMAGE] to [MULTI BURST] in the SET UP settings (pages 52, 93). Control button MENU Mode dial Shutter button a Set the mode dial to b Press MENU. The menu appears. c Select (INTERVAL) using b/B, then select the desired between-frame interval using v/V.
  • Page 61: Shooting Still Images For E-mail (e-mail)

    Shooting still images for e-mail – E-MAIL Mode dial: /SCN You can shoot images and save them in a file that is small enough to attach to an e- mail message. The normal mode image that was selected using the (IMAGE SIZE) item (page 19) is also recorded.
  • Page 62: Adding Special Effects (picture Effect)

    Adding special effects – Picture Effect Mode dial: /SCN/ You can add special effects to bring out the contrast in your images. SOLARIZE B&W Like an illustration In black and white with clearly delineated bright and dark portions SEPIA NEG.ART Colored to look like an Made to look like a old photograph...
  • Page 63: Advanced Still Image Viewing

    Enlarging a portion of a still image Mode dial: You can enlarge an image up to five times the size of the original image. You can also record the enlarged image as a new file. Control button Mode dial Zoom button Enlarging an image –...
  • Page 64: Recording An Enlarged Image - Trimming

    Recording an enlarged image – Trimming a After you have viewed an image using playback zoom, press MENU. b Select [TRIMMING] using B, then press the center z. c Select the image size using v/ V, then press the center z. The image is recorded, and the screen image returns to the size it was before enlargement.
  • Page 65: Rotating Still Images

    Skip to the next/previous image Press the B (next), or the b (previous). • The interval settings are just guidelines. The actual intervals differ, based on factors like the size of the image. Rotating still images Mode dial: Images shot when holding the camera vertically can be rotated and displayed horizontally.
  • Page 66: Still Image Editing

    Protecting images – Protect Mode dial: To prevent accidental erasure of an important image, you can protect it. Control button MENU Mode dial For the single screen a Set the mode dial to b Display the image you want to protect using b/B.
  • Page 67: For The Index (three Images) Screen

    f To protect other images, repeat Step 5. g Press MENU. The menu appears. h Select [OK] using the B, then press the center z. The selected image is protected. To cancel the protection Select [CANCEL] in Step 4 or select [EXIT] in Step 8.
  • Page 68: Changing Image Size (resize)

    Changing image size – Resize Mode dial: You can change the size of your images, and record them as new files. You can change your images to the following sizes. 2272×1704 (DSC-P9 only), 2048×1536 (DSC-P7 only), 1600×1200, 1280×960, 640×480 After the resizing is finished, the original image is retained.
  • Page 69: Choosing Images To Print (print Mark)

    Choosing images to print – Print mark Mode dial: You can designate certain images to be printed. This is convenient when you want to have images printed in shops that follow DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) specifications. • Print marks cannot be placed on movies (MPEG movie) or images recorded in Clip Motion mode.
  • Page 70: For The Index (three Images) Screen

    g Press MENU. The menu appears h Select [OK] using B, then press the center z. The setting of the mark is completed. To delete a Print mark In Step 5, select an image using v/V/b/ B, and press the center z. To delete all the Print marks placed on all of your images In Step 4, select [ALL], then press the...
  • Page 71: Enjoying Movies

    Shooting movies Mode dial: You can shoot movies (MPEG movies). Before operation Set [MOVING IMAGE] to [MPEG MOVIE] in the SET UP settings (pages 52, 93). Control button MENU Mode dial Shutter button DSPL/LCD ON/OFF a Set the mode dial to b Press MENU.
  • Page 72: Viewing Movies On The Lcd Screen

    Viewing movies on the LCD screen Mode dial: You can view movies on the LCD screen of the camera and hear sounds from the speaker of the camera. Control button Mode dial a Set the mode dial to b Select the desired movie using b/B.
  • Page 73: Deleting Movies

    Deleting movies Mode dial: You can delete unnecessary movies. For the single screen a Set the mode dial to b Select the movie you want to delete using b/B. c Press MENU. The menu appears. d Select [DELETE] using b/B, then press the center z.
  • Page 74: For The Index (three Images) Screen

    f Repeat Step 5 of the procedure to delete other movies. g Press MENU. The menu appears. h Select [OK] using b/B, then press the center z. The movies are deleted when the “MEMORY STICK ACCESS” message disappears. To cancel the deletion In Step 8, select [EXIT].
  • Page 75: 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 files saved after a movie cut are recognized as the latest files and are...
  • Page 76: Deleting Unnecessary Portions Of Movies

    e Decide on a cutting point. Press the center z at the desired cutting point. DIVIDE 0:04 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. If you want to change the cutting point, select [CANCEL].
  • Page 77: Copying Movies To Your Computer

    Copying movies to your computer Follow the steps below to copy movies you shot to your computer. Before operation Prepare the camera and your computer following the procedures described on pages 42 to 44. For Windows 98, 98SE, 2000, Me users a Double-click Computer), then double-click (Removable Disk).
  • Page 78: For Macintosh Users

    4 Drag and drop the movie files to the hard disk icon. The movie files are copied to your hard disk. To copy movie files using “ImageMixer” You can use the “PIXELA ImageMixer for Sony” software to copy movies to your computer. For details, see the software’s help files.
  • Page 79: Troubleshooting

    Install the battery pack while pushing the battery eject lever down using the front edge of the battery pack (page 10). p Properly install the battery pack (page 10). p Consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. p Properly connect the AC power adaptor (page 10).
  • Page 80 Battery and power (continued) Symptom Cause The battery pack runs • You are recording/playing back images in an down too quickly. extremely cold location. • The battery pack is not charged enough. • The battery pack is dead (page 97). The power cannot be •...
  • Page 81 Symptom Cause Digital zoom does not • You cannot zoom while shooting a movie function. (MPEG movie). • [DIGITAL ZOOM] is set to [OFF] in the SET UP setting. • The LCD screen is OFF. The image is too dark. •...
  • Page 82 Shooting still images/ movies (continued) Symptom Cause The eyes of the subject — come out red. The date and time are • The date and time are not set correctly. recorded incorrectly. Viewing images Symptom Cause The image cannot be •...
  • Page 83 Symptom Cause You have deleted the • Once you have deleted a file, you cannot restore image by mistake. The resizing function • Movie (MPEG movie)/Clip Motion/Multi Burst does not work. files cannot be resized. You cannot display a print •...
  • Page 84 (See above). p Follow the copy procedure that your OS suggests (pages 45, 46, 51). p If you are using the “PIXELA ImageMixer for Sony” software, click on HELP. p If you are using the “PIXELA ImageMixer for Sony” software, click on HELP.
  • Page 85 Others Symptom Cause The camera does not • An “InfoLITHIUM” battery is not used. work, no operations can • The battery level is low or zero (The be performed. indicator appears.). • The AC power adaptor is not connected securely. •...
  • Page 86: Warnings And Messages

    Warnings and messages The following messages appear on the LCD 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 •...
  • Page 87: Self-diagnostics Display

    A camera malfunction has E:91: ss occurred. If your camera is not still functioning well after trying the countermeasure a couple of times, contact your Sony dealer or local autholized Sony service facility and inform them of the 5-digit code. Example: E:61:10 Countermeasure •...
  • Page 88: Additional Information

    The number of images that can be saved/ shooting time The number of images that can be saved and the shooting time are different, 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 89: Menu Items

    Menu items Menu items that can be changed differ depending on the position of the mode dial. The LCD screen shows only the items you can operate based on the current position of the mode dial. Factory settings are indicated with x.
  • Page 90 When the mode dial is set to Item Setting MODE (REC MODE) VOICE E-MAIL xNORMAL ± (FLASH LEVEL) HIGH xNORMAL PFX (P.EFFECT) SOLARIZE / B&W / SEPIA / NEG.ART / xOFF +2 / +1 / x0 / –1 / –2 (SHARPNESS) When the mode dial is set to Item...
  • Page 91 When the mode dial is set to Item Setting (EV) +2.0EV / +1.7EV / +1.3EV / +1.0EV / +0.7EV / +0.3EV / x0EV / 0.3EV / 0.7EV / 1.0EV / 1.3EV / 1.7EV / 2.0EV 9 (FOCUS) / 7.0m / 3.0m / 1.0m / 0.5m / CENTER AF / x MULTI AF WB (WHITE BAL) (SPOT METER)
  • Page 92 When the mode dial is set to Item Setting (INTERVAL) 1/7.5 / 1/15 / x1/30 (NTSC) 1/6.3 / 1/12.5 / x1/25 (PAL) xFINE / STANDARD (P.QUALITY) PFX (P.EFFECT) SOLARIZE / B&W / SEPIA / NEG.ART / xOFF (SHARPNESS) +2 / +1 / x0 / –1 / –2 When the mode dial is set to Item Setting...
  • Page 93: Set Up Items

    SET UP items Set the mode dial to SET UP. The SET UP screen appears. Factory settings are indicated with x. CAMERA Item Setting MOVING IMAGE MPEG MOVIE MULTI BURST DATE/TIME DAY & TIME DIGITAL ZOOM RED EYE REDUCTION ON / AF ILLUMINATOR AUTO / OFF SETUP 1...
  • Page 94 SETUP 2 Item Setting BRIGHT/ BRIGHTNESS xNORMAL/ DARK LCD BACKLIGHT BRIGHT/ NORMAL BEEP SHUTTER VIDEO OUT NTSC USB CONNECT PTP/xNORMAL POWER SAVE x ON / OFF Description Selects the LCD brightness. This has no effect on the recorded images. Selects the brightness of the LCD backlight. Selecting [BRIGHT] makes the screen bright and easy to see when using the camera outdoors or in other bright locations, but also uses up the battery charge faster.
  • Page 95: Precautions

    Precautions Cleaning Cleaning the LCD screen Clean 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 DC plug Clean the DC plug of the AC power adaptor with a dry cotton bud.
  • Page 96: The "memory Stick

    The “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. There are two types of “Memory Stick”: an ordinary “Memory Stick” and a “MagicGate Memory Stick”...
  • Page 97: Specifications

    Effective use of the battery • Battery performance decreases in low- temperature surroundings, and the battery life is shortened under such circumstances. To use the battery pack longer, we recommend you keep the battery pack in a pocket close to your body to warm it, and insert it in your camera just before you start shooting.
  • Page 98 File format Still images: DCF conformity (Exif Ver. 2.2, JPEG conformity GIF at Clip Motion) DPOF correspondence Movies: MPEG1 conformity (Monaural) Audio with still image: MPEG1 conformity (Monaural) Recording media “Memory Stick” Flash Recommended distance 0.5 to 3.8 m (1.6 to 12.5 ft) (W) 0.6 to 2.4 m (2 to 7.9 ft) (T) (when ISO sensitivity is set to Auto) Output connectors...
  • Page 99: The Lcd Screen

    The LCD screen For shooting still images 60min SOLARIZE A Image size indicator (19, 20) B Recording mode indicator (58 61) C AE/AF lock indicator (22, 54) D Remaining battery indicator display (11) 2272 F2.8 E Flash mode (26)/Red-eye reduction (27)/White balance indicator (57)/AF illuminator indicator (27, 93) F Date/time indicator (29)
  • Page 100 For shooting movies A Recording mode indicator (71) B Remaining battery indicator display (11) C White balance indicator (57) D Picture effect indicator (62) E Spot light-metering aiming point (57) F AF range finder (53) G Image size indicator (71) H Recording time remaining indicator (Maximum recording time) indicator (12)/...
  • Page 101 For still image playback x1.3 FILE BACK/NEXT VOLUME A Recording mode indicator (61) B Volume indicator (61)/Protection indicator (66)/Print mark indicator (69) C Zoom indicator (63) D File name (50) E Number of pages recorded in “Memory Stick” (21) F Remaining “Memory Stick” capacity indicator (21) G Image number (21) H Image size indicator (19, 20)
  • Page 102: Index

    Index Access lamp ... 18 AE/AF lock ... 22, 54 AE/AF lock lamp ... 9 AF ILLUMINATOR ... 93 AF illuminator ... 8, 27 AF lock ... 54 AF lock lamp (green) ... 9 Auto focus mode ... 55 Auto Power Off feature ... 15 A/V connecting cable ...
  • Page 103 Moisture condensation ...95 Movie Continuous shooting ...12 Copying movies to your computer ...77 Cutting movies ...75 Deleting movies ...73 Shooting movies ...71 Viewing ...72 MPG ...50 NR slow shutter ...31 NTSC ...94 PAL ...94 Picture effect ...62 Power An external power source ...14 Battery pack ...10 Inserting battery pack ...10 ON/OFF ...15...
  • Page 104 Printed 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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