Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T500 user manual

User manual for the device Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T500

Device: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T500
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Date of adding : 2013-12-11 15:08:36
Number of pages: 135
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VCLICK!
Table of contents
Basic Operations
Using the shooting
functions
Using the viewing
Digital Still Camera functions
Cyber-shot Handbook
Customizing the settings
DSC-T500
Before operating the unit, please read this
Viewing images on a TV
Handbook thoroughly together with the
“Instruction Manual” and the “Cyber-shot
Step-up Guide”, and retain them for future
reference.
Using your computer
Printing still images
Troubleshooting
Others
Index
© 2008 Sony Corporation 3-700-727-11(1)
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Notes on using the camera Notes on the types of “Memory Stick” Carl Zeiss lens that you can use (not supplied) The camera is equipped with a Carl Zeiss lens which is capable of reproducing sharp “Memory Stick Duo”: images with excellent contrast. You can use a “Memory The lens for the camera has been produced Stick Duo” with the under a quality assurance system certified camera. by Carl Zeiss in accordance with the quality standards of Carl Zeiss in Germany. “Memory Stick”: You cannot u

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Notes on using the camera Note when playing movies on other devices This camera utilizes MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Main Profile to record movies. Therefore, movies recorded using this camera cannot be played on devices that do not support MPEG-4 AVC/H.264. The images used in this Handbook The images used as examples in this Handbook are reproduced images, and are not actual images shot using this camera. 3

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Table of contents Notes on using the camera....................................................................... 2 Basic techniques for better images........................................................... 8 Focus – Focusing on a subject successfully..................................................... 8 Exposure – Adjusting the light intensity........................................................... 10 Color – On the effects of lighting....................................................

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Table of contents Shooting menu ........................................................................................50 REC Mode: Selecting the continuous shooting method EV: Adjusting the light intensity Focus: Changing the focus method Metering Mode: Selecting the metering mode White Balance: Adjusting the color tones Color Mode: Changing the vividness of the image or adding special effects Flash Level: Adjusting the amount of flash light Red Eye Reduction: Setting the Red Eye Reduction fun

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Table of contents Customizing the settings Customizing the Manage Memory feature and the Settings................... 69 Manage Memory .............................................................................. 70 Memory Tool — Memory Stick Tool ................................................. 70 Format Create REC.Folder Change REC.Folder Copy Memory Tool — Internal Memory Tool............................................. 73 Format Settings ................................................

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Table of contents Using your computer Enjoying your Windows computer...........................................................89 Installing the software (supplied).............................................................91 On the “Picture Motion Browser” (supplied) ............................................93 Copying images to your computer using the “Picture Motion Browser” ..... 94 Copying images to your computer without “Picture Motion Browser”......98 Viewing image files stored on a c

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Basic techniques for better images Focus Exposure Color Quality Flash This section describes the basics so you can enjoy the camera. It tells you how to use various camera functions such as the HOME screen (page 36), and the menus (page 38). Focusing on a subject successfully Focus When you press the shutter button halfway down, the camera adjusts the focus automatically (Auto Focus). Remember to press the shutter button only halfway down. AE/AF lock indicator Do not fully press the shutter

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Basic techniques for better images Hints for preventing blur The camera moved accidentally when you took the image. This is called “Camera shake.” On the other hand, if the subject moved when you took the image, it is called “subject blur.” Camera shake Cause What you can do to reduce the blurring Your hands or body shake while you hold the � Use a tripod or place the camera on a flat surface camera and press the shutter button, and the entire to hold the camera steady. screen is blurred. � Sh

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Basic techniques for better images Adjusting the light intensity Exposure You can create various images by adjusting the exposure and the ISO sensitivity. Exposure is the amount of light that the camera will receive when you release the shutter. Shutter speed = Length of time the camera receives light Exposure: Aperture = Size of the opening allowing light to pass through ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index) = Recording sensitivity Overexposure The exposure is automatically set to t

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Basic techniques for better images Adjusting ISO Sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index) ISO sensitivity is a speed rating for recording media that incorporates an image sensor that receives light. Even when the exposure is the same, images differ depending on the ISO sensitivity. To adjust the ISO sensitivity, see page 48. High ISO sensitivity Records a bright image even in dark locations while increasing shutter speed to reduce blur. However, the image tends to become noisy. Low ISO sensit

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Basic techniques for better images On “image quality” and “image size” Quality A digital image is made up of a collection of small dots called pixels. If it contains a large number of pixels, the image becomes large, it takes up more memory, and the image is displayed in fine detail. “Image size” is shown by the number of pixels. Although you cannot see the differences on the screen of the camera, the fine detail and data processing time differ when the image is printed or displayed on a comp

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Basic techniques for better images The default settings are marked with . Image size Usage guidelines No. of images Printing 10M For prints up to A3+(13×19") Less Fine (3648×2736) *1 3:2 (8M) Shoot in 3:2 aspect ratio (3648×2432) 5M For prints up to A4(8×10") (2592×1944) 3M For prints up to 10×15 cm (2048×1536) (4×6") or 13×18 cm(5×7") VGA Shoot at small image size (640×480) for e-mail attachments Rough More *2 16:9 (7M) For viewing on HDTVs and Less Fine (3648×2056) printing up to A4(8

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Basic techniques for better images On using the flash Flash The eyes of the subject may come out red, or fuzzy white circular spots may appear when using the flash. These phenomena can be reduced by taking the following steps. The “Red-eye phenomenon” Pupils become dilated in dark environments. Flash light is reflected off the blood vessels at the back of the eye (retina), causing the “red-eye” phenomenon. Camera Eye Retina How can the “Red-eye phenomenon” be reduced? � Set [Red Eye Reduction]

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Identifying parts See the pages in parentheses for details of operation. Camera Bottom A Shutter button (26) B Zoom (W/T) lever (27, 30) C Stereo microphone D (Playback) button (31) E POWER button/POWER lamp F Flash (28) A LCD screen/Touch panel (21, 22) G Lens B Mode switch (25, 29) H Self-timer lamp (27, 30)/AF illuminator C Hook for wrist strap/Grip (78) D Speaker I Lens cover E Battery insertion slot F Multi connector G Access lamp H “Memory Stick Duo” slot I Battery eject lever J Battery/

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Identifying parts E DC IN jack Multi-output stand When using an AC-LS5K AC Adaptor (not supplied) v mark 1 To DC IN jack 2 To wall outlet The multi-output stand is used in the following situations by placing the camera in it: � When connecting the camera and the computer by USB cable. � When connecting to a TV’s audio/video input jacks. � You cannot charge the battery pack by � When connecting to a PictBridge- connecting the camera to the AC-LS5K AC compliant printer. Adaptor. Use the ba

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Indicators on the screen Touch [DISP] on the bottom right of the A screen to change to the display selection Display Indication screen (page 22). Battery remaining See the pages in parentheses for details of operation. Low battery warning (122) Flash charging When shooting still images C:32:00 Self-diagnosis display (122) Zoom scaling (27, 30, 79) B Display Indication SteadyShot (57) � Displayed when the shutter button is pressed halfway down in the default settings. When shooting movies

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Indicators on the screen Display Indication Display Indication Flash level (55) Macro/Close focus (28, 30) � Displayed when [Display Recording mode (50) Setup] is set to [Image Only]. Face Detection (56) Flash mode (28) � Displayed when [Display Metering Mode (47) Setup] is set to [Image Focus (44) Only]. Touch AF indicator (26) Standby Standby a movie/Recording a movie Self-timer (27, 30) REC White balance (52) 0:12 Recording time (m:s) Color mode (54) C Display Indica

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Indicators on the screen A When playing back still images Display Indication Battery remaining Low battery warning (122) Image size (13) Print order (DPOF) mark (109) Protect (65) C:32:00 Self-diagnosis display (122) Playback zoom (32) B When playing back movies Display Indication Playback Media (“Memory Stick Duo,” internal memory) Playback folder (67) � This does not appear when using internal memory. 8/8 Image number/Number of images recorded in selected folder PictBridge connecting

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Indicators on the screen C Display Indication 125 Shutter speed F3.5 Aperture value ISO400 ISO number (48) +2.0EV Exposure Value (49) Metering mode (47) Flash White balance (52) N Playback (31) Playback bar 0:00:12 Counter 101-0012 Folder-file number (67) 2008 1 1 Recorded date/time of the playback image 9:30 AM Histogram (23) � appears when histogram display is disabled. 20


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