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CAUTION WARNING You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not expressly approved in this To prevent fire or shock hazard, do manual could void your authority to operate not expose the unit to rain or this equipment. moisture. Declaration of Conformity Trade Name: SONY For the Customers in the Model No.: DSC-S30 U.S.A. Responsible Party:Sony Electronics Inc. Address: 1 Sony Drive, Park Ridge, NJ 07656 USA Telephone No.: 201-930-6972 This device complies with Part 15
Note: Caution: This equipment has been tested and found to Do not handle damaged or leaking lithium comply with the limits for a Class B digital ion battery. device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide For the Customers in Canada reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This CAUTION equipment generates, uses, and can radiate TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO radio frequency energy and, if not installed NOT USE
Notes on image data compatibility Attention This camera conforms with the Design Rules for Camera File Systems universal The electromagnetic fields at the specific standard established by the JEIDA (Japan frequencies may influence the picture and Electronic Industries Development sound of this camera. Association). You cannot play back on your camera still images recorded on other equipment (DCR-TRV890E/TRV900/ “Memory Stick” TRV900E, DSC-D700, DSC-D770) that does not conform with
Table of contents Using the PROGRAM AE function .... 42 Getting started Adjusting the exposure (EXPOSURE) ..............................43 Identifying the parts .............................. 6 Adjusting the white balance Preparing the power supply .................. 8 (WHITE BALANCE) .................. 43 Setting the date and time ..................... 13 Recording the date and time on the still Inserting the “Memory Stick” ............. 15 image (DATE/TIME) .................. 44 Enjoying pi
Getting started Identifying the parts See the pages in parentheses for details of operation. 5 1 6 2 7 3 8 9 0 qa 4 qs A Flash (19) I Lens B MODE selector (29) J A/V OUT jack (DSC-S50 only) (48) C Shutter button (16) (20) Audio output is monaural. D Lens cap VIDEO OUT jack (DSC-S30 only) (48) E Photocell window for flash Do not block while recording. K USB jack (25) (26) F Self-timer/recording lamp L Tripod receptacle (bottom surface) G Built-in microphone (DSC-S50 Use a tripod with a
Getting started Attaching the strap 1 2 9 3 0 qa 4 qf qs 5 qg 6 qd 7 qh 8 qj A Flash button G DISPLAY button B FOCUS button (41) H LCD screen C LCD BACKLIGHT BRIGHT/ I Hook for lens cap/strap NORMAL switch J Zoom button Usually set to NORMAL. When you use the camera outdoors or in K Access lamp (15) other bright places, setting this to L Battery/“Memory Stick” cover BRIGHT makes the LCD screen bright and easy to see, but also M Battery eject lever (8) uses up the battery faster. N OPEN sw
Preparing the power supply Installing the battery pack Your camera operates only with the “InfoLITHIUM” NP-FM50 battery pack* (M series). You cannot use any other battery pack. Battery eject lever Open the battery/“Memory Stick” cover. 1 Open the cover while sliding the OPEN switch in the direction of the arrow. Install the battery pack. 2 Insert the battery pack with the B mark facing toward the battery compartment as illustrated. Close the battery/“Memory Stick” cover. 3 To remove the ba
Getting started Charging the battery pack You cannot charge the battery pack while your camera is turned on. Be sure to turn off your camera before charging. BATT CHARGE lamp Battery pack (M series) To the wall outlet (mains) Power cord (mains lead) DC IN jack cover AC-L10 AC power adaptor Insert the battery pack into your camera. 1 Open the DC IN jack cover and connect the DC connecting cable to 2 the DC IN jack of your camera with the v mark facing up. Connect the power cord (mains lead
Charging time Battery pack Full charge (min.) Normal charge (min.) NP-FM50 (supplied) 150 90 Approximate time to charge a completely discharged battery pack using the AC-L10 AC power adaptor. Battery life and number of images that can be recorded/played back STILL mode recording* DSC-S50 LCD BACKLIGHT Battery life (min.) Number of images BRIGHT 140 (130) 2300 (2100) NORMAL 150 (140) 2500 (2300) DSC-S30 LCD BACKLIGHT Battery life (min.) Number of images BRIGHT 140 (130) 2800 (2600) NORMAL 150
Getting started Notes The battery life and number of images will be decreased if you use your camera at low temperatures, use the flash, repeatedly turn the power on/off or use the zoom. The capacity of the “Memory Stick” is limited. The above figures are a guide when you continuously record/play back while replacing the “Memory Stick.” If sufficient battery remaining time is indicated but the power runs out soon, fully charge the battery so that the correct battery remaining time app
Using the AC power adaptor To the wall outlet (mains) DC IN jack cover Power cord (mains lead) AC-L10 AC power adaptor Open the DC IN jack cover and connect the DC connecting cable to 1 the DC IN jack of your camera with the v mark facing up. Connect the power cord (mains lead) to the AC power adaptor and 2 then to a wall outlet (mains). Using a car battery Use Sony DC adaptor/charger. 12
Getting started Setting the date and time When you first use your camera, set the date and time. If these are not set, the CLOCK SET screen appears whenever you turn on your camera for recording. Control button POWER lamp Slide down the POWER switch to turn on the power. 1 The POWER lamp lights up. Press v on the control button. 2 The menu bar appears on the LCD screen. Select [SETUP] with on the control button, B 3 then press the center z. Select [CLOCK SET] with v/V on the control butto
Select the desired date display format with 5 v/V on the control button, then press the center z. Select from [Y/M/D] (year/month/day), [M/D/Y] (month/day/year) or [D/M/Y] (day/month/year). Select the year, month, day, hour or minute 6 item you want to set with b/B on the control button. The item to be set is indicated with v/V. Set the numeric value with v/V on the control button, then press 7 the center z to enter it. After entering the number, v/V moves to the next item. 5 If you s
Getting started Inserting the “Memory Stick” Access lamp Open the battery/“Memory Stick” cover. 1 Open the cover while sliding the OPEN switch in the direction of the arrow. Insert the “Memory Stick.” 2 Insert the “Memory Stick” with the B mark facing toward the battery compartment as illustrated until it clicks. Close the battery/“Memory Stick” cover. 3 Removing the “Memory Stick” Open the battery/“Memory Stick” cover, then press the “Memory Stick” once lightly. Notes Insert the “Memory
Basic operations Recording B Recording still images Still images are recorded in JPEG format. To record still images, slide the POWER switch down to turn on the power and insert a “Memory Stick.” POWER switch Set the MODE selector to STILL. 1 Press and hold the shutter button halfway 2 Remaining memory down and check the image. capacity indicator While the AE lock indicator z (green) is flashing, the image freezes momentarily, but is not yet recorded. When the camera finishes the automat
B B B B Recording Checking the last recorded image (Quick Review) You can check the last recorded image by clearing the menu bar from the screen (page 31) and pressing b on the control button. To return to the normal recording mode, press lightly on the shutter button or select [RETURN] with b/B on the control button and then press the center z. You can also delete the image first by selecting [DELETE] on the Quick Review screen with b/B on the control button and pressing the center z, and
LCD screen indicators during recording Press DISPLAY to turn on/off the indicators on the LCD screen. See page 64 for a detailed description of the indicated items. DISPLAY Notes You cannot turn off the self-timer indicators and some of the indicators used in advanced operations. The indicators on the LCD screen are not recorded. Using the self-timer When you use the self-timer function, the subject is recorded about 10 seconds after you press the shutter button. Shutter button Self-time
B B B B Recording Recording images with the flash The initial setting is auto (no indicator). In this mode, the flash automatically strobes when the surroundings become dark. When you change the flash mode, press the (flash) repeatedly so that the flash mode indicator appears on the LCD screen. (flash) Each time you press the (flash), the indicator changes as follows. (No indicator) t t t t (No indicator) Auto red-eye reduction: The flash strobes before recording to reduce the red-eye
Recording moving images (DSC- S50 only) Moving images with audio are recorded in MPEG format. To record moving images, slide the POWER switch down to turn on the power and insert a “Memory Stick.” DISPLAY POWER switch Set the MODE selector to MOVIE. 1 Press the shutter button fully down. 2 “REC” appears on the LCD screen, and the image and sound are recorded on the “Memory Stick.” If you press the shutter button momentarily The image and sound are recorded for five seconds. You can chang
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