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  • Page 1 Customer Support Website. DSLR-A390 http://www.sony.net/ Printed using VO(; (\%latile Organic IIIII IIIIIIII (;ompound) fl'ee vegetable oil based ink. H.--iml ¢_ InfoLITHIUM SERIESMEMORY STI_K T,,, ,o,, _ ,_, , o_o_ , _o,,,, ..Printed in Thailand 4191056110 © 2010 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 2 MENUbutton --* a 1 --* [Quality] - -* Selectthedesired setting RAW (RAW) File lormat: RAW (raw data) This format does not per[brm any digital processing on the images. Select this format to process images on a computer for prolcssional purposes. •...
  • Page 3 Settingthe methodfor recordingona memorycard MENUbutton --, % 2 --, [Filenumber] - -, Selectthedesired setting Series The camera does not reset numbers and assigns numbers to files in sequence until the number reaches "9999." Reset The camera resets numbers in the following cases and assigns numbers to files fl'om "0001."...
  • Page 4 You can create a folder in a memory card for recording images, A new folder is created with a number incremented one higher than the largest number currently used, and the folder becomes the current recording folder, MENUbutton --, % 2 --, [Newfolder] When a standard form folder...
  • Page 5 Changing the noisereductionsetting When you set the shutter speed to a second or longer (Long exposure shooting), noise reduction is turned on for the same duration that the shutter is open. This is to reduce the grainy noise typical ill a long exposure. When noise reduction...
  • Page 6 Changing the functions of the control dial When the recording mode is M (Manual exposure), you call set the camera so that the adjustable item (the shutter speed or the aperture value) call be selected using only the control dial. It is convenient if you select the most commonly-used...
  • Page 7 Changing othersettings Selects the sound produced when the shutter is locked, during self-timer countdown, etc. MENUbutton --, ,,_ 3 --, [Audio signals] - -, Selectthedesired setting You call select the background color of the LCD monitor from [Black], [White], [Brown], or [Pink].
  • Page 8 N0le • Regardless of the setting here, the camera turns to power save mode al:er 30 minutes when the camera is connected to a TV or the drive mode is set to g (Remote Commander). Resets the date. See page 25 for details. MENUbutton --+ ,_ 2 --+ [Date/Time setupl--+ Setupthedate andtime MENUbutton --, % 2 --, [_ Language] --, Selectthelanguage...
  • Page 9 Setting the LCDmonitor The brightness of the LCD monitor is automatically adjusted to the surrounding lighting conditions using the light sensor (page 35). You call set the brightness of the LCD monitor manually. MENUbutton --_ ,_ 1 --_ [LCDbrightness] --_ [Manual] --_ Selectthedesired setting N01es •...
  • Page 10 When the LIVE VIEW/OVF switch is set to "OVF," looking into the viewfinder turns off the LCD monitor. In the default setting, while looking into the viewfinder, the LCD monitor is turned off to prevent the battery pack from wearing down. If you want to turn on the LCD monitor while looking into the viewfinder, select [Off].
  • Page 11 Confirming the versionof the camera Displays the version of your camera. Confirm the version when a firmware update is released, MENUbutton --* % 3 --* [Version] N01e • An update can be perlormed only when the battery level is _ (three remaining battery icons) or more.
  • Page 12 Resetting to the default You call reset the main functions of the camera. MENUbutton --* _ 3 --* [Resetdefault] - -* [OK] items to be reset as follows, Items Reset to Exposure compens_tion (86) _+0.0 Recording information display (69) Graphic Display Playback display...
  • Page 13 Custom menu Reset to Items Eye-Start AF (67) Ctrl dial setup (121) Shutter speed Red eye reduc. (84) 2 sec Auto review (124) Auto off w/VF (125) Playback menu Items Reset to Specif_ Printing Date imprint (147) Slide show Interval (105) 3 sec Slide show Repeat (105)
  • Page 14 Copyingimagesto yourcomputer This section describes how to copy images ill a memory card to a computer connected using a USB cable. The following environment is recommended for a computer connected the camera to import images. • Windows OS (pre-installed): Windows XP*' SP3/Windows Vista .2 SP2/Windows...
  • Page 15 Inserta memory cardwithrecorded images intothecamera. 2 Selectthetypeofmemory cardyouwantto copy images from using thememory cardswitch. 3 Insertthesufficiently c harged battery pack inthecamera,or connect the camera toa wall outlet(wall socket) w iththeAC Adaptor ( soldseparately). • When you copy images to your computer using an insufficiently charged battery pack, copying...
  • Page 16 ForWindows This section describes all example of copying images to a "Documents" (For Windows XP: "My Documents") folder. When you use the supplied "PMB" software, you call copy images easily (page 137). 1 Click [Open folder toviewfiles] (ForWindows X P:[Open folder to viewfiles] --+ [OK])asthewizard screen appears automatically o n thedesktop.
  • Page 17 Double-click t he[Documents] folder. Then, right-clickon the "Documents" windowto display themenuandclick[Paste]. The image files are copied to the "Documents" folder. • When an image with the same file name exists in the copy destination t_lder, the overwrite confirmation message appears. When you overwrite an existing image with a new one, the original file data is deleted.
  • Page 18 Viewingimagesonyourcomputer This section describes the procedure for viewing copied images ill the "Documents" (For Windows XP: "My Documents") folder. To view' RAW images, the supplied "Image Data Converter SR" software is required (page 140). Click[Start]--, [Documents]. • If you are using Windows 2000, double-click [My Docmnents]...
  • Page 19 • ForWindows Double-click on the tasktray, then click _ (USB Mass Storage Device) [Stop]. Confirru the device on the confirruation window, then click [OK]. The device is disconnected. • ForMacintosh Draganddrop thedriveiconortheiconofthememory cardtothe "Trash" icon. The camera is disconnected from the computer.
  • Page 20 The image files recorded with your camera are grouped as folders on the memory card. Example: viewing folders on Windows Vista OFolders containing image data recorded Deskfop using this cumera. (The first three digits Owner shnw the folder tmmber.) Publlc OYou can create a lolder in date lorm C¢<mputer...
  • Page 21 1 Right-click t he imagefile, then click[Rename]. C hange thefile nameto "DSCODDDD." • Enter a nnmber frona 0001 to 9999 f\>r 1-11-111111-1. • If the overwrite confirmation message appears, enter a different nmnber. • An extension may be displayed depending on the computer settings.
  • Page 22 Usingthe software To utilize images recorded with the camera, the following sol, ware provided: • Sony [mage Data Suite "Image Data Converter SR" "Image Data Lightbox SR" • "PMB" (Picture Motion Browser) Nole • "PMB" is nol compatible with Macinlosh computers.
  • Page 23 Vista, the AutoPlay screen may appear. Select "Run Install.exe" and follow the instructions that appear on the screen to proceed with the installation. Click[Install]. • Verify that both "Sony hnage Data Suite" and "PMB" are checked tUllow the instructions on the screen.
  • Page 24 3 Remove the CD-ROM afterthe installation is complete. The following software is installed aM shortcut icons appear on tile desktop. "hnage Data Converter SR" "hnage Data Lightbox SR" "PMB" "PMB Launcher" "PMB Help" • Macintosh • Log on as Administrator. Turnon yourMacintoshcomputer, andinsert t heCD-ROM (supplied) intotheCD-ROM drive.
  • Page 25 • Macintosh Double-click [hnage Data Converter SR Ver.3] in tile [Sony Image Data Suite] folder from the [Applications] folder. To exit, click a quit item from the [IDC SRI menu. With "hnage Data Lightbox SR" you can: •...
  • Page 26 The dialogue used for saving a collection appears. • Macintosh Double-click [hnage Data Lightbox SR] in the [Sony [mage Data Suite] folder from the [Applications] folder. To exit, click a quit item from the [hnage Data Lightbox SRI menu. Nole •...
  • Page 27 The support information for the "PMB" (English only): http://www.sony.co.jp/prnb-se/ R01e • The confirmation message of the lnlbrmation tool appears on the screen when starting "PMB" for the first time. Select [Start]. This fimctinn in[i_rms you of news,...
  • Page 28 Specifying DPOF Using the camera, you call specify the images and the number of images to print before you print images at a shop or with your printer. Follow' the procedure below. DPOF specifications are left with images after printing. It is recommended that you unspecify them after printing.
  • Page 29 • You call select a value for the number of images to be printed after you have selected [All images]. The same value will be used for all images. You call date images when printing them. The position of the date (inside or outside the image, character...
  • Page 30 Printingimagesby connectingthe camerato a PictBridgecompliantprinter Even if you do not have a computer, can print images shot using your camera _PictBridge by connecting the camera directly to a PictBridge compliant printer. "PictBridge" is based on the CIPA standard. (CIPA: Camera &...
  • Page 31 Connect t hecamera tothe printer. u@Tothe USB terminal 2 Turnon yourcameraandtheprinter. you want to print appears. The screen nsed for selecting images 1 Selectthe imageto printwith_1/1_ onthecontrol b utton, t hen press thecenter ofthecontrol b utton. • To cancel, press the center again. Repeat step1 if youwanttoprint otherimages.
  • Page 32 To cancel the print During printing, pressing the center of the control button cancels the print. Remove the USB cable or turn off the camera. When you want to print again, follow the procedure (Stages 1 to 3) above. Print Prints the selected images.
  • Page 33 Specifications Sensitivity Range 0 to 18 EV (at ISO 100 equivaleut) AF illmninator Camera Approx. 1 to 5 m (3.3 to 16.4 feet) [System] [Live View] Type Camera Digital Single Lens Reflex Tyi_e Pentamirror tilt mechanism Camera with built-in flash Image format and interchangeable lenses...
  • Page 34 Metering method [Recording media] 40-segment honeycomb- "Memory Stick PRO Duo" pattern, the e xclusive media, SD memory card, image sensor lor L ive View i nLive View m ode SDHC memory card Metering Range [LCD monitor] 2to 2(1EV (4 to20 EV LCD panel 6.7 cm (2.7 thee) TFT with S pot metering),...
  • Page 35 LISB communication Capacity Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.(t Typical 6.1 Wit (900 mAh) compliant) Minimum 5.9 Wit (870 mAh) Maximum dimensions BC-VH1Battery charger Approx. 31.8 x 18.5 x 45.0 Input rating 100 V - 240 V AC, 50/60 mm(15/16x3/4xl 13/16 Hz, 4W inches) (W/H/D) Output rating Mass...
  • Page 36 Trademarks • Adobe is a registered trademark a trademark of Adobe Systems • _ is a trademark of Sony Incorporated in the United States Corporation. and/or other countries. • "Memory Stick," "Memory Stick PRO," MEMD_YSTI[KPR0, • D-Range Optimizer Advanced uses...
  • Page 37 Troubleshooting If you experience trouble with your camera, try the following solutions. Check the items on pages 152 to 161. Consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. Check the following items. Remove the battery pack, and insert the battery...
  • Page 38 The power turns off suddenly. • If you do not operate the camera %r given period of time, the camera turns to power saving mode and nearly shuts clown. To cancel the power save, operate the camera, such as pressing the shutter button halfway clown (page 122).
  • Page 39 • You cannot record images while charging the built-in flash (page 82). • The shutter cannot be released when the subject is out of focus. • The lens is not attached properly. Attach the lens properly (page 20). • When an astronomical telescope, etc., is attached to the camera,...
  • Page 40 A picturetaken with the flashistoodark. • If the subject is beyond the fhtsh range (the distance that the flash can reach), the pictures will be dark because the flash light does not reach the subject. If the ISO is changed, the flash range also changes with it (page 84).
  • Page 41 Dots appearandremainontheLCDmonitor. • This is not a malfunction. These dots are not recorded (page 7). • You may reduce the effect of these issues using the "Pixel mapping" flmction. @ Set the LIVE VIEW/OVF switch to "LIVE VIEW." @ Attach the lens cap. @ MENU button -_ % 3 -_ [Pixel mapping] -_ [OK]...
  • Page 42 Youhavedeleted an imagebymistake. • Once you have deleted an image, you cannot restore it. We recommend that you protect images that you do not want to delete (page 109). Youcannot m arka DPOF mark. • You cannot mark DPOF marks on RAW images. Youdonotknowif theOSofyourcomputer i scompatible w iththe camera.
  • Page 43 Aftermaking a USBconnection, "PMB" doesnotstartautomatically. • Make the USB connection after the computer is turned on (page 130). Youdonotknowhowto operate the software (supplied). • See help or the guide of each software. Cannotinsert a memory card. • Insertiou direction of the memory card is wrong.
  • Page 44 Imagesare printedwith bothedges cut off. • Depending on your printer, tile left, right, top, and bottom edges of the image may be cut off. Especially when you print an image shot with the aspect ratio set to [16:9], the lateral end of the image may be cut off. •...
  • Page 45 Charge the battery pack and set the date again (pages 25, 165). If the date setting is lost every time the battery pack is charged, consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. The number of recordable images does not decrease or decreases two at a time.
  • Page 46 Turn the camera off and on. If the SteadyShot scale continues to flash, consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. "--E-" is indicated on the screen. • Remo_.e the memory card, and insert it again. If this procedure...
  • Page 47 Warningmessages If the message still appears, change the memory card. Carderror ff the following messages appear, follow the instructions below'. • An incompatible memory card is inserted or the tUrmat has failed. Incompatible battery.Usecorrect Reinsert " MemoryStick." model. Reinsert S Dmemory card. •...
  • Page 48 If Noimages the message appears frequently, • There is no image in the memory consult your Sony dealer or local card. authorized Sony service facility. Unable tomagnify. Image protected Unable to rotateimage. • You tried to delete protected •...
  • Page 49 Cannotcreatemorefolders. • The folder with _ name beginning with "999" exists on the memory card. You cannot create any folders if this is the case. Printing canceled • The print job was canceled. Disconnect the USB cable or turn the camera off. Unable tomark.
  • Page 50 Precautions Onoperating temperatures Your camera is designed t_r use under the temperatures between 0 and Donotuse/store thecamera in 40°C (32 and 104°F). Shooting the following places extremely cold or hot places that exceed this range is not • In an extremely hot, dry or humid reconnnended.
  • Page 51 Consult your damage or loss. • Clean the flash surface bet_re use. Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. The heat of flash emission cause dirt on the flash surface Charging method of the internal...
  • Page 52 Index Numerics Color Space ........ Compression ratio ....40-segment honeycomb pattern metering ....... Continuous AF ......Continuous bracket ....Continuous shooting ....Adobe RGB ........ Contrast ........AF area ........Control button ...... 39, 40 AF illuminator ......Creative Style ......Ambient light ......
  • Page 53 Eyecup ........ISO sensitivity ......Eyepiece cover ......Eyepiece sensors ....67, 125 Eye-Start AF ....... JPEG ........File number ....... Landscape ........Fill-flash ........Language ........Flash bracket ....... LCD brightness ......Flash compensation ....LCD monitor ....37, 69, 106 Flash mode ........
  • Page 54 Self-timer ........Set the clock ....... 25, 123 OVF ........... Sharpness ........Shooting ........Shoulder strap ......PictBridge ........ Shutter speed ......56, 61 Pixel mapping ......Shutter speed priority ....PlaybackDisplay ...... PMB ......... Single-shot AF ......Slide show'........ Portrait ........

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