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Digital Still Camera
Instruction Manual
Before operating the unit, please read this manual thoroughly,
and retain it for
future reference.
For details on advanced
read "Cyber-|
shot Handbook"
(PDF) and "Cyber-shot
on the CD-ROM
using a computer.
C_ "'°L'TH'UM
© 2009 Sony Corporation


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   Summary of Contents for Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W215

  • Page 1 Before operating the unit, please read this manual thoroughly, and retain it for future reference. For details on advanced operations, please read "Cyber-| shot Handbook" (PDF) and "Cyber-shot Step-up Guide" on the CD-ROM (supplied) using a computer. C_ "'°L'TH'UM © 2009 Sony Corporation...
  • Page 2 Record the serial number the space provided below, Refer to these nurubers whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product, Model No. DSC-W210/W215/W220/W230 -SAVETHESE Serial No. iNSTRUCTiONS DANGER TO REDUCE THERiSK OF To reduce fire or shock hazard, do...
  • Page 3 • Be sure to charge the battery pack using a This device complies with Pm't 15 of the FCC genuine Sony battery charger or a device that can charge the battery pack. Rules. Operation is subject to the following conditions:...
  • Page 4 Conformity Trade Name: SONY Ifyou have any questions about this p roduct, Model No.: DSC-W210, DSC-W215 )nay call: Responsible Party: Sony Electronics Inc. Sony Customer lu[k>rmation Center Address: 16530 Via Esprillo, 1-800-222-SONY (7669) San Diego, CA 92127U.S.A. The n umber...
  • Page 5 0075 Japan. The Authorized Representative For more detailed iulormation about recycling of EMC and product safety is Sony Deutschland this product, please contact your local Civic GmbH. Hedell'inger Strasse 61,70327 Stuttgart, Office, your household waste disposal service or Germany.
  • Page 6 If you should lose tile negative consequences lot the environment fl/se cover, please contact your nearest Sony human health which could otherwise be caused service station. inappropriate waste handling of the battery. recycling...
  • Page 7 Table of contents Notes on using the camera ..............Getting started ................. Checking the accessories supplied ............1 Preparing the battery pack ..............2 Inserting the battery pack/a "Memory Stick Duo" media (sold separately) ..................3 Turning the camera on/setting the clock ..........
  • Page 8: Notes On Using The Camera

    Technology Industries Association). repaired. • Sony does not guarantee that tile camera will • Do not aim the camera at the sun or other bright play back images recorded or edited with other light. It may cause tile malflmction...
  • Page 9: Getting Started

    Getting started Checkingthe accessoriessupplied • Ballery charger BC-CSGD/BC-CSGE • Wrisl slrap (1) • S(>fl carrying case ( 1) (DSC-W215 only) • Power cord (mains lead) (1) (not supplied in the USA and Canada) • CD-ROM Cyber-shot application sol:ware "Cyber-shot Handbook" "Cyber-shot Step-up Guide"...
  • Page 10: Preparing The Battery Pack

    (mains lead) from the wall outlet (wall socket), remove the battery pack fi'om the battery charger. • Be sure to use the battery pack or the battery charger of the gemfine Sony brand.
  • Page 11 2 Inserting the battery pack/a "Memory Stick Duo" media (sold separately) OOpen the battery/"Memory Stick Duo" media cover. O Insert the "Memory Stick Duo" media (sold separately). _) Insert the battery pack. _)Close the battery/"Memory Stick Duo" media cover. When there is no "Memory Stick Duo" media inserted Tile camera records/plays back...
  • Page 12 To remove the battery pack/"Memory Stick Duo" media Open the battery/"Memory Stick Duo" media cover. "Memory Stick Duo" media Battery pack Make sure that the access lamp Slide the battery eject lever. is not lit, then push the "Memory Be sure not to drop the battery Stick Duo"...
  • Page 13: Turning The Camera On/setting The Clock

    3 Turning the camera on/setting the clock 0 Press ON/OFF (Power) button. Set the clock with control button. Select the date display format with A/V, then press 2 Select each item with "_/_" and set the numeric value with at/V, then press 3 Select [OK], then press...
  • Page 14: Shooting Images Easily

    Shooting images easily _]_Select the desired function on the mode dial. When shooting still images (Auto Adjustment mode): Select I_. When shooting movies: Select OHold the camera, with your elbows pressed against your body to steady it. Position the subject the center of the focus frame.
  • Page 15 Mlodedial/Zoom/Flash/IVlacro/Self-timer/Display Using the mode dial Auto Adjustment Allnws you tn shoot with the settings adjusted automatically. EASY EasyShooting Allnws easy shooting with easy=tn=see indicators. @ Smile Shutter When the camera detects a smile, the shutter is released autnmatically (page 17). I_o HighSensitivity (DSC-W22O/W230 o nly) Shoots images...
  • Page 16 Using the zoom _'ess T to zooru, press W to return the zooru. _ Flash (Selecting a flash mode for still images) Press • (,_) on the control button repeatedly until the desired ruode is selected. _AUTO : Flash Auto Flashes when there is insufficient light or backlight (default setting) 5: Flashforced on...
  • Page 17: Detecting Smiles And Shooting Automatically (smile Shutter)

    Detectingsmiles and shootingautomatically(Smile Shutter) When the camera detects a smile, the shutter is released automatically. OSelect @ (Smile Shutter) mode on the mode dial. OAim the camera at the subject press the shutter button halfway down focus. Press the shutter button all the way down...
  • Page 18: Detecting The Shooting Conditions (scene Recognition)

    Detectingthe shootingconditions(Scene Recognition) The camera automatically detects the shooting conditions, and then takes the shot. OSelect (Auto Adjustment) mode on the mode dial. OPress MENU button (pages 24, 25). OSelect (Scene Recognition) with A/V on the control button. OSelect the desired setting, then press O. : Off (Default setting) Does...
  • Page 19: Viewing/deleting Images

    Viewing/deleting images (]) Press _ (Playback). II you press when lhe camera is powered ofl, the camera is turned on aulomatically and set to playback mode.To switch 1otl_eshooting mode, press [_i again. Select an image with _/1_ on the control button. Movie: Press O to play back a movie.
  • Page 20 view an index screen F_'ess _ (Index) while a single image is displayed, Then, select an iruage with A/V/'4/I_. To return to the single image screen, press 0. • Each time you press [] (Index), the number of images on the index screen increases. To delete images in index mode Press MENU...
  • Page 21 To view images on TV C(muect the caruera to the TV with the cable for ruulti-use terruiual (supplied). To audio/video put jacks Cable for multi-use terminal (supplied) To view on HD (High Defiuition) TV, an HD Output Adaptor Cable (sold separately) needed.
  • Page 22: Learning The Various Functions - Home/menu

    Learning the various functions - HOME/Menu Using the HONE screen The HOME screen is the gateway screen for all the functions of the camera, and call be called up regardless of the mode setting (shooting/viewing). OPress HOME to display the HOME screen. Select a category with ,/1_ on the control button.
  • Page 23 Fordetailson the operation _ page 22 HONE items _'essiug HOME displays the following items. Only the available items are displayed on the screen. Details on the items are displayed on the screen by the guide. Shooting Shooting View Images Single hnage hnage Index Slideshow Slideshow...
  • Page 24: Using Menu Items

    Using menu items OPress MENU to display the menu. = Function Guide • The menu will be displayed only during shooling and playback mode. • Dilferent ilems will become visible depending on Ihe selecled mode. OSelect a desired menu item with on the control button.
  • Page 25: Menu Items

    Fordetailson the operation _ page 24 Menu items The available menu items vary depending on the mode setting (shooting/viewing), and the mode dial position ill the shooting mode. Only the available items are displayed on the screen. Shooting menu Scene Selection Selects the settings pre-adjusted to match various scene...
  • Page 26 For detailson the operation (_ page 24 Viewingmenu (Delete) Deletes images. FF_(Slideshow) Plays back a series of images with effects and music. (Retouch) Retouches still images. (Multi-Purpose Resize) Changes the image size according to usage. Prevents accidental erasure. o_ (Protect) DPOF Adds a Print order mark on image that you want to print out.
  • Page 27: Enjoying Your Computer

    Enjoyingyour computer You call view images shot with the camera on a computer. By using the software ill the CD- (supplied), you call enjoy still images and movies fi'om the camera more than ever. For details, refer to "Cyber-shot Handbook" ill the CD-ROM (supplied).
  • Page 28: Indicators On The Screen

    Indicators on the screen Each time you press • (DISP) on the control button, the display changes Battery remaining (page 16). Low battery warning When shooting still images hnage Size im'_ Mode dial/Menu (Scene [] _J J _1 Selection) __-_ _.i:-i" •...
  • Page 29 00:25:05 RecoMable time (hours : _×2,0 Zoom scaling minutes : seconds) VOL. I|I|D Volume Changing folder PictBridge connecting i_ + Scene" Recognition • AE/AF lock K'-oN AF illuminator IS0400 ISO number Red-eye reduction NR slow shutter Metering mode Shutter speed ,_SL@ Flash mode F3.5...
  • Page 30: Battery Life And Memory Capacity

    Battery life and memory capacity Battery life and numberof images you can record/view When viewing still images The numbers shown ill the following tables assume a fully charged battery pack (supplied) is used at an ambient DSO-W230 temperature of 25°C (77':'F).
  • Page 31 • When the nmnber of remaining shnotable images is greater than 9,999, the ">9999" indicator appears. • When an image was recorded using an earlier Sony model and is played back on the camera, the image may not appear in the actual image size.
  • Page 32: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting If you experience trouble with the caruera, try the following solutions, Checkthe items below,andrefer to "Cyber-shot Handbook" (PDF). If a code such as "C/E:I-1V'I:I-1V'I" appears on the screen, refer to "Cyber-shot Handbook". Removethe batterypack,waitfor aboutoneminute,reinsertthe batterypack, thenturnon the power. Initializethe settings(page23).
  • Page 33 remaining charge indicator is incorrect. • This phenonlenon occurs x,_hen you use the camera in an extremely hot or cold location. • A discrepancy arose between the remaining charge indicator and the actual remaining battery charge. Fully discharge the battery pack once, then charge it to correct the indication.
  • Page 34 • Press _ (Playback) (page 19). • The folder/t'ile name has been changed on your computer. • Sony does not guarantee playback of image files on the camera if the files have been processed using a computer or recorded with another camera.
  • Page 35: Precautions

    Precautions Do not use/store the camera in On operating temperatures the following places The camera is designed f_>l"use under temperatures between 0°C and 40°C (32°F • 111 an extremely hot, cold or humid place 104°F). Shnoting in extremely cnld or hot places In places such as in a cat"...
  • Page 36: Specifications

    Specifications Camera [LCDscreen] Lt_"D panel: [System] DSC-W230 1 mage de'_ice: 7.5 cm (3.0 type) 7.79 mm (1/2.3 type) color CCD, Primary TFT drive color filter DSC-W210/W215/W220 Total pixel number of camera: 6.7 cm (2.7 type) Approx. 12.4 Megapixels TFT drive Efli_ctive pixel number of camera: Total number of dots: 230 400 (960 x 240) dots Approx.
  • Page 37 Trademarks BC-CSGD/BC-CSGE battery charger • The following marks are trademarks of Son> Corporation. Power requirements: AC 100 V to 240 V, Cglb_sshc_:, 5o160 Hz. 2 W "Cyber-shol," "Memory Slick," ,,._;, ,, "Memory Stick PRO," Ompm voltage: DC 4.2 V. 0.25 A MEMORY 5TIER PR0, "Memory...
  • Page 38 Addilional information on Ihis product and answers to frequcnlly asked questions can be found at our Customer Support Website. (Volatile Organic Compound)-free vegetable oil based Printed on 70% or more recycled paper using VOC ink. Printed in China 4140272110...

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