MPEG video files. The still images and video files are stored on a 1.44MB floppy disk. The purpose of this document is to assist the novice user in using the Sony Mavica in under twenty minutes. This document will cover the following areas:...
I. Camera Basics The Sony Mavica is not a difficult camera to use, but the user will need to become familiar with the majority of the operations and options of the camera in order to effectively use it. Power Source The camera uses a rechargeable battery located at the underside of the camera.
The orange light will turn off when the battery is fully charged. Inserting a Floppy Disk The Sony Mavica uses standard 3.5 inch floppy disks. A floppy disk will hold: 30 jpg images (640x480) 10 jpg images (1024x768)
Ejecting a Floppy Disk a. Push the tab forward. b. Pull down the disk release. Note: Steps a. and b. need to be performed at the same time in order for the floppy disk to be ejected. Lens Cover To remove the Lens cover: On lens cover, press the finger tabs to release the cover.
SteadyShot SteadyShot, located on the side of the camera, is a Sony function that compensates for camera shake. If there is difficulty keeping the camera stable turn the SteadyShot to ON. This compensates for the camera shake and produces a better image.
II. Capture Still Images When taking a photograph you can view the shot through the LCD screen or through the viewfinder. The concept of the camera is to point and shoot. The camera needs to be in STILL mode to take a photograph. To Take a Photograph a.
To view the images as thumbnails: In the PLAY setting a. Push the MENU button ▲once. b. Select the Index with the Menu button. c. Press in the MENU button twice; the images will appear as thumbnails. Navigate through the images in the same manner as the previous review method.
Press the MENU button to exit the current setting. To Save When a user takes a photograph the camera automatically stores the images on the floppy disk. The user does not need to perform any additional tasks to save the images. III.
c. When the camera records three specific (1, 2, 3) areas of the camera notify the user that the image is being recorded (see image). To Review the MPEG File a. Move the PLAY/STILL/MOVIE selector to PLAY. b. Press the arrow ▲on the MENU button to display the menu bar.
V. Advanced Settings There are additional features to the Sony Mavica. In the remainder of this document we will briefly discuss the external components and summarize the primary functions in the menu settings.
LCD ON/OFF Turn on or off the LCD screen. White Balance Controls excessive bright lights and colors. Vol (Volume) Allow volume control when recording MPEG clips. Flash button This light will turn green when the flash is open. Macro button Use to take pictures close Menu Settings To access the MENU setting, push the MENU Button up.
Disk Tool: formats disk. File File Number: resets image numbering on disks. Image Size: image sizing for MPEG and JPEG. Rec Mode: changes format types. Effect P.Effect (Picture Effect): Special effects for movies and stills. Make the images solarized, black and white, sepia, or negative art.