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Getting started ________________________
Shooting still images __________________
Digital Still Camera
Viewing still images ___________________
Before operating the unit, please read this manual thoroughly, and Deleting still images ___________________
retain it for future reference.
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If you have any questions about this product, CAUTION you may call: WARNING You are cautioned that any changes or Sony Customer Information Center modifications not expressly approved in this To prevent fire or shock hazard, do 1-800-222-SONY (7669) manual could void your authority to operate this not expose the unit to rain or equipment. The number below is for the FCC related matters moisture. only. Note: This equipment has been tested and found to Regulatory Information For the Cu
Should the fuse in the plug supplied need to be For the Customers in the U.S.A. “Memory Stick” and battery replaced, a 5 AMP fuse approved by ASTA or and Canada pack BSI to BS 1362, (i.e., marked with or mark) must be used. RECYCLING LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES If the plug supplied with this equipment has a Lithium-Ion batteries are detachable fuse cover, be sure to attach the recyclable. fuse cover after you change the fuse. Never You can help preserve our use the plug without the fuse c
Before using your camera Trial recording Do not shake or strike the camera Clean the flash surface before use Before you record one-time events, you may want In addition to malfunctions and inability to record The heat of flash emission may cause dirt on the to make a trial recording to make sure that the images, this may render the “Memory Stick” flash surface to become discolored or to stick to camera is working correctly. unusable or image data breakdown, damage or the flash surface, result
In addition, system and product names used in On illustration this manual are, in general, trademarks or Illustrations used in this manual are of DSC-P8 registered trademarks of their respective unless noted otherwise. ™ developers or manufacturers. However, the or ® marks are not used in all cases in this The pictures used in this manual manual. The photographs used as examples of pictures in this manual are reproduced images, and are not actual images shot using this camera. Tradema
Table of contents Before using your camera ......................... 4 Adjusting the exposure Viewing still images Identifying the parts .................................8 — EV adjustment ...........................45 Viewing images on the LCD screen of your Displaying a histogram .......................46 Getting started camera ............................................ 30 Selecting the metering mode...................47 Viewing images on a TV screen............. 32 Shooting three images wit
Advanced still image viewing Enjoying movies Additional information Selecting the folder and playing back Shooting movies ..................................... 68 Number of images that can be saved or images — Folder ............................58 Viewing movies on the LCD screen....... 69 shooting time...................................98 Enlarging a portion of a still image.........59 Deleting movies ...................................... 70 Menu items.........................................
Identifying the parts See the pages in parentheses for details of operation. 17 8 2 9 3 Attaching the strap 4 5 0 6 qa The “3.2 MEGA PIXELS” indicated on DSC- A POWER button (14) K Tripod receptacle (bottom P8 shows the number of effective pixels. The surface) B POWER lamp (14) number of actually recorded pixels is maximum C Shutter button (21) 3.1 MEGA PIXELS. The effective pixels Use a tripod with a screw length of less than D Hook for wrist strap number is determined according to the
SET UP: To set the SET UP items 1 9 : To shoot movies, Clip Motion images or Multi 2 Burst mode images 0 3 : To view or edit images J Zoom button (for shooting) (23)/ Index button (for viewing) (31) qa K Battery/“Memory Stick” cover L RESET button (87) 4 qs M Access lamp (17) N Battery eject lever (10) qd 5 O Jack cover P (USB) jack (78) qf 6 7 qg 8 qh A Control button D LCD screen (Menu on) (v/V/b/B/z) (14)/ E MENU button (39, 100) (Menu off) ( / /7/) (26, 25, 23, F DC IN jack (10, 13) 24) G
Getting started Charging the battery pack Jack cover DC plug AC Adaptor Battery eject lever 1 2 3 , Open the battery/“Memory , Install the battery pack, then , Open the jack cover and Stick” cover. close the battery/“Memory connect the AC-LS5 AC Stick” cover. Adaptor (supplied) to the DC IN Slide the cover in the direction of the arrow. jack of your camera. Insert the battery pack with the B mark Be sure to turn off your camera when facing toward the battery compartment as Open the cove
Getting started To remove the battery pack Battery remaining indicator 2 To wall outlet (wall socket) The battery remaining indicator on the LCD screen shows the remaining shooting or viewing time. 60min 101 3.1M 4 S AF 1 Power cord (mains lead) 4 Battery eject lever , Connect the power cord (mains The black portion of the battery remaining Open the battery/“Memory Stick” cover. lead) to the AC Adaptor and indicator in the illustration shows the actual Slide the battery eject lever in
– The zoom is switched alternately between The number of images and the battery life that Number of images and battery the W and T ends can be recorded/viewed are decreased under the life that can be recorded/ – The flash strobes once every two times following conditions: viewed – The power turns on and off once every ten – The surrounding temperature is low times. – The flash is used The tables show the approximate number of – The camera has been turned on and off many images and the bat
Getting started Using an external power source Using your camera abroad Power sources 2 To wall outlet You can use your camera in any country or (wall socket) area with the supplied AC Adaptor within Jack cover 100 V to 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz. Use a commercially available AC plug adaptor [a], if necessary, depending on the design of DC plug the wall outlet (wall socket) [b]. 1 AC Adaptor Power cord AC-LS5 (mains lead) 1 2 , Open the jack cover and , Connect the power cord (mains connect
Turning on/off your camera How to use the control button Auto power-off function POWER POWER button If you do not operate the camera for a 0EV while* during shooting or viewing or when 0EV performing SET UP, the camera turns off EV WB ISO POWER lamp automatically to prevent wearing down the battery. The auto power-off function only operates when the camera is operating using 400 a battery pack. The auto power-off function 200 100 Auto also will not operate in the following WB ISO circums
Getting started Setting the date and time Mode dial Clock Set Clock Set Y/M/D Y/M/D M/D/Y M/D/Y POWER D/M/Y D/M/Y 2003/: 1 / 1 12 00 OK 2003/: / 1 12 00 1 OK AM AM Cancel Cancel OK OK POWER button 1 2 3 , Set the mode dial to . , Press POWER to turn on the , Select the desired date display power. format with v/V on the control You can also carry out this operation when the button, then press z. The POWER lamp (green) lights up and the mode dial is set to , SCN, or . To change the
Clock Set Y/M/D Clock Set Y/M/D Clock Set Y/M/D M/D/Y M/D/Y M/D/Y D/M/Y D/M/Y D/M/Y 2003/: 1 / 1 12 00 OK 2003/: 7 / 4 12 00 OK 2003/: 7 / 4 10 30 OK AM AM AM Cancel Cancel Cancel OK OK OK 4 5 6 , Select the year, month, day, , Set the numeric value with v/V , Select [OK] with B on the hour or minute item you want on the control button, then control button, then press z. to set with b/B on the control press z to enter it. The date and time are entered and the clock button. starts to keep
Shooting still images Shooting still images Inserting and removing a “Memory Stick” Terminal Side Access lamp Label side 1 2 3 , Open the battery/“Memory , Insert the “Memory Stick.” , Close the battery/“Memory Stick” cover. Stick” cover. Insert a “Memory Stick” all the way in until it clicks as illustrated. Slide the cover in the direction of the arrow. To remove a “Memory Stick” Open the battery/“Memory Stick” cover, Push the “Memory Stick” all of the way in so For details on “Memory S
Setting the still image size DSC-P10/P12 DSC-P8 DSC-P10/P12 DSC-P8 Mode dial 3.1M 5.0M 5.0M 3.1M 4.5M(3:2) 2.8M(3:2) 2.8M(3:2) 4.5M(3:2) 3.1M 2.0M 3.1M 2.0M 1.2M 1.2M 1.2M 1.2M VGA VGA VGA VGA Image Size Image Size Image Size Image Size 1 2 3 , Set the mode dial to , and , Press (Image Size). , Select the desired image size turn on the power. with v/V on the control button. The Image Size setup appears. The image size is set. You can also carry out this operation when the For details on t
Shooting still images Image size and quality You can choose image size (number of You can choose image size from among the five options in the following tables. The below pixels) and image quality (compression image size is a minimum setting for examples. When you want to improve image quality, ratio) based on the kind of images you want select the larger image size. to shoot. The larger you make the image Image size Examples size and the higher you make the image 5.0M quality, the better
2) The “3.2 MEGA PIXELS” indicated on DSC- The number of images that can be saved in a “Memory Stick” P8 shows the number of effective pixels. The 3) The number of images that can be saved in Fine (Standard) mode are shown below. number of actually recorded pixels is maximum (Units: number of images) 3.1 MEGA PIXELS. When 1600×1200 size images recorded using Capacity MSX- MSX- 16MB 32MB 64MB 128MB MSX-1G earlier Sony models are played back on this 256 512 Image size camera, “2.0M” indic
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