Sony Cyber-shot DSCS950S user manual

User manual for the device Sony Cyber-shot DSCS950S

Device: Sony Cyber-shot DSCS950S
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Date of adding : 2013-12-11 15:08:36
Number of pages: 107
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VCLICK!
Table of contents
Basic Operations
Using the menu
Digital Still Camera
Using the Setup screen
Cyber-shot Handbook
DSC-S950/S980
Viewing images on a TV
Before operating the unit, please read this
Handbook thoroughly together with the
“Instruction Manual” and the “Cyber-shot
Using your computer
Step-up Guide”, and retain them for future
reference.
Printing still images
Troubleshooting
Others
Index
© 2009 Sony Corporation 4-121-439-11(1)
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Notes on using your camera For details on the usable battery pack, see Notes on the types of “Memory Stick” page 103. media that you can use (sold separately) Notes on the LCD screen and lens “Memory Stick Duo” media � The LCD screen is manufactured using You can use “Memory Stick Duo” media extremely high-precision technology, so over with the camera. 99.99% of the pixels are operational for effective use. However, some tiny black and/or bright dots (white, red, blue or green) may appea

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Table of contents Notes on using your camera .....................................................................2 Basic techniques for better images ...........................................................6 Focus – Focusing on a subject successfully..................................................... 6 Exposure – Adjusting the light intensity ............................................................ 8 Color – On the effects of lighting....................................................

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Table of contents Viewing menu ......................................................................................... 48 (Slideshow): Playing back a series of images (Retouch): Retouching still images (Multi-Purpose Resize): Changing the image size according to usage (Protect): Preventing accidental erasure : Adding a Print order mark (Print): Printing images using a printer (Rotate): Rotating a still image (Select Folder): Selecting the folder for viewing images (Setup): Changing Se

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Table of contents Using your computer Enjoying your Windows computer ...........................................................67 Installing the software (supplied).............................................................69 On the “PMB (Picture Motion Browser)” (supplied) .................................70 Copying images to your computer using the “PMB”................................71 Copying images to a computer without “PMB” ........................................75 Viewing image file

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Basic techniques for better images Focus Exposure Color Quality Flash This section describes the basics so you can enjoy your camera. It tells you how to use various camera functions such as the mode dial (page 20), and the menus (page 34). 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. Do not fully press the shutter button Press the shu

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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 camera and press the shutter button, and the surface to hold the camera steady. entire screen is blurred. � S

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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 th

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Basic techniques for better images On the effects of lighting Color The apparent color of the subject is affected by the lighting conditions. Example: The color of an image affected by light sources Weather/lighting Daylight Cloudy Fluorescent Incandescent Characteristics of White (standard) Bluish Green-tinged Reddish light The color tones are adjusted automatically in the auto adjustment mode. However, you can adjust color tones manually with [White Balance] (page 44). 9

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3000 2736 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 picture 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 display

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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 1 5 operation. 6 1 5 7 2 6 8 3 7 2 9 3 8 q; 4 qa 4 Bottom A Shutter button (21) qs B Flash (23) qd C Microphone D Lens E ON/OFF (power) button F ON/OFF (power) lamp qf G Speaker H Self-timer lamp (24) qh qg A For shooting: Zoom (W/T) button (22) For viewing: (Playback zoom) button/ (Index) button (30, 31) B LCD screen (18) C MENU button (34) D (Playback) button (30) 12

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Identifying parts E DC IN jack N “Memory Stick Duo” media slot When using an AC-LS5K AC Adaptor O Batteries insertion slot (sold separately) P Access lamp v mark (back) 1 To DC IN jack 2 To wall outlet � You cannot charge the battery pack by connecting the camera to the AC-LS5K AC Adaptor. Use the battery charger (supplied) to charge the battery pack. F Jack cover G (USB) · A/V OUT terminal (side) H Mode dial (20) I Hook for strap J Control button Menu on: v/V/b/B/z (34) Menu off: DISP/ / /

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Indicators on the screen Each time you press v (DISP) on the A control button, the display changes Display Indication (page 18). Battery remaining See the pages in parentheses for details of operation. Low battery warning (97) Image size (25) When shooting still images � / is displayed only for the DSC-S980. � is displayed only for the DSC-S950. Scene Selection (26) Mode dial (20) White balance (44) Burst mode (39) � The indicators are limited in Easy Shooting Metering mode (41) mode. Face

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Indicators on the screen B D Display Indication Display Indication z AE/AF lock (21) Self-timer (24) REC Recording a movie/Standby Spot metering cross hair a movie (41) Standby AF range finder frame (42) ISO400 ISO number (40) 125 Shutter speed F3.5 Aperture value +2.0EV Exposure Value (39) 0:12 Recording time Histogram (18) (minutes : seconds) AF range finder frame indicator (42) 1.0 m Focus preset distance (42) Macro (23) C Display Indication Recording folder (60) � This does not appear whe

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Indicators on the screen A When playing back still images Display Indication Battery remaining Low battery warning (97) Image size (25) � / is displayed only for the DSC-S980. � is displayed only for the DSC-S950. PictBridge connecting (83) Protect (52) Print order (DPOF) mark When playing back movies (85) Zoom scaling (30) VOL. Volume (30) PictBridge connecting (84) � Do not disconnect the dedicated USB cable while the mark is displayed. B Display Indication N Playback (30) Playback bar 0

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Indicators on the screen C Display Indication Playback folder (54) � This does not appear when using internal memory. 8/8 12/12 Image number/Number of images recorded in selected folder Playback Media (“Memory Stick Duo” media, Internal memory) Changing folder (54) � This does not appear when using internal memory. Metering mode (41) Flash White balance (44) ISO400 ISO number (40) +2.0EV Exposure Value (39) 500 Shutter speed F3.5 Aperture value 17

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Changing the screen display � If you view images in bright outside light, adjust v DISP (Screen the brightness of the LCD backlight up. display) button However, the battery power may decrease faster under such condition. � The histogram does not appear in the following situations: While shooting – When the menu is displayed. Each time you press v (DISP) on the – When recording movies. control button, the display changes as During playback follows: – When the menu is displayed. – In index

Summary of the content on the page No. 19

Using the internal memory The camera has approximately 12 MB of internal memory. This memory is not removable. Even when there is no “Memory Stick Duo” media inserted in the camera, you can record images using this internal memory. When “Memory Stick Duo” media is inserted [Recording]: Images are recorded on the “Memory Stick Duo” media. [Playback]: Images on the “Memory Stick Duo” media B are played back. [Menu, Setup, etc.]: Various functions can be performed on images on the “Memory Stic

Summary of the content on the page No. 20

Basic Operations Using the mode dial Set the mode dial to the desired function. Mode dial : Auto Adjustment mode Allows shooting with the settings adjusted automatically. t page 21 : Easy Shooting mode Allows you to shoot still images using the minimum necessary functions with easy-to-see indicators. t page 22 : Program Auto mode* Allows you to shoot with the exposure adjusted automatically (both the shutter speed and the aperture value). : Movie Mode Allows you to record movies. t page 21 SCN


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