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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.
Before advanced operations _____________
Advanced still image shooting____________
Advanced still image viewing_____________
Still image editing ______________________
Before using your camera WARNING Trial recording Do not shake or strike the camera To prevent fire or shock hazard, do Before you record one-time events, you may In addition to malfunctions and inability to not expose the unit to rain or want to make a trial recording to make sure record images, this may render the “Memory moisture. that the camera is working correctly. Stick” unusable or image data breakdown, Notice damage or loss may occur. If static electricity or electromagnetism cause
Do not get the camera wet Trademarks About the Carl Zeiss lens When taking pictures outdoors in the rain or “Memory Stick,” , “MagicGate This camera is equipped with a Carl Zeiss under similar conditions, be careful not to get Memory Stick,” and , are trademarks of lens which is capable of reproducing fine the camera wet. If moisture condensation Sony Corporation. images. The lens for this camera uses the occurs, see page 100 and follow the “Memory Stick Duo” and MTF* measurement syste
Table of contents Before using your camera ......................... 2 Deciding the still image quality.............. 29 Advanced still image Identifying the parts.................................. 6 Image size and quality............................ 30 shooting Choosing a focus method........................41 Getting started Viewing still images AF lock shooting using Center AF .....42 Charging the battery pack ......................... 8 Viewing images on the LCD screen of your Setting the
Enlarging an image Deleting unnecessary portions of movies Self-diagnosis display .............................91 – Playback zoom.............................54 ........................................................ 67 Recording an enlarged image Additional information – Trimming.....................................55 Enjoying images on your The number of images that can be saved/ Playing back successive images computer shooting time...................................92 (Slide show).........
Identifying the parts See the pages in parentheses for details of operation. Camera 1 6 2 7 3 8 4 9 5 0 Use a tripod with a screw length of less than A Lens F Finder window 5.5 mm (7/32 inch). You will be unable to B Shutter button (18) G Flash (23) firmly secure the camera to tripods having C POWER lamp (12) H Self-timer lamp (22)/ longer screws, and may damage the camera. D POWER button (12) AF illuminator (24, 98) Do not touch the microphone while recording. E Tripod receptacle (bottom
Attaching the wrist strap 1 8 2 9 3 I Battery/“Memory Stick” cover q; 4 J Access lamp (16) K RESET button (81) qa L Battery eject lever (9) 5 qs M Wrist strap hook 6 qd 7 A Finder (25) D LCD screen E Multi connector (bottom surface) Self-timer/recording (8, 11, 33, 72) lamp (red) F DSPL/LCD ON/OFF button (25) AE/AF lock lamp G MENU button (17) (green) /CHG H MODE dial (14) : To shoot still images in auto /CHG lamp (orange) mode (9, 23) P: To shoot still images in B SMART ZOOM buttons (duri
OPEN Getting started Charging the battery pack AC power adaptor Multi connector Battery eject lever 1 2 3 v mark , Open the battery/“Memory , Insert the battery pack, and , Connect the AC-LM5 AC power Stick” cover. close the cover. adaptor (supplied) to the multi connector of the camera. Slide the cover in the direction of the arrow. Insert the battery pack with the v mark facing toward the battery compartment as When placing the camera, make sure the When charging the battery pack, make
Getting started To remove the battery pack Battery remaining indicator AC power adaptor 2 To a wall outlet The battery remaining indicator shows the (wall socket) remaining shooting or viewing time. 60min 101 2272 8 1 Power cord (mains lead) 4 , Connect the power cord (mains Battery eject lever lead) to the AC power adaptor When turning the LCD screen off and on, it takes about one minute to calculate the proper and to a wall outlet (wall Open the battery/“Memory Stick” cover, remain
Charging the battery pack (continued) 2) Viewing still images Battery life and the number of The POWER SAVE function images that can be recorded/ NP-FC11 (supplied) When the POWER SAVE function is viewed activated, you can shoot for a longer period No. of Battery life of time. Image size images (min.) The tables show approximate guidelines for Set the MODE dial to SET UP, and set the length of time the camera can be used 2272×1704 Approx. 3800 Approx. 190 when you shoot in Normal mode in a
Getting started Using an external power source Using your camera abroad Power sources AC power adaptor 2 To a wall outlet You can use your camera in any country or Multi connector (wall socket) area with the supplied AC power adaptor within 100 V to 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz. Use a commercially available AC plug adaptor [a], if necessary, depending on the design of the wall outlet (wall socket) [b]. 1 Power cord AC-LM5 (mains lead) 1 v mark 2 , Connect the AC-LM5 AC power , Connect the power c
Turning on/off your camera There are following two ways to turn on the 2 Rotate the lens portion. The Auto Power Off function camera. If no tasks are performed for a while* when Rotating the lens portion in the arrow shooting, viewing images, or setting up the direction turns on the camera. To turn off 1 Press POWER. camera while using the battery pack, power the power, rotate it back. is automatically shut off to preserve battery MODE power. POWER POWER lamp However, in the following circ
Getting started How to use the control button 2272 2272x1704 2272(3:2) 1600x1200 1280x 960 640 x 480 IMAGE SIZE MODE VOICE E-MAIL NORMAL REC MODE To change the current settings of the camera, bring up the menu or the SET UP screen (page 40), and use the control button to make the changes. For each item, press v/V/b/B to select the desired value, then press z or b/B to make the setting. 13
Setting the date and time MODE MODE POWER POWER MODE dial Y/ M/ D CLOCK SET Y/ M/ D CLOCK SET M/ D/ Y M/ D/ Y D/ M/ Y D/ M/ Y 2003/: / 1 12 00 2003/: 1 / 1 12 00 O K 1 O K AM AM CANCEL CANCEL OK OK POWER 1 2 3 , Press POWER to turn on the , Select the desired date format , Set the MODE dial to . power. with v/V on the control button, You can carry out this operation even when the then press z. The POWER lamp lights in green and the MODE dial is set to P, SCN, , or . CLOCK SET screen
Getting started 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 O K 2003/: 7 / 4 10 30 O K 2003/: 1 / 1 12 00 O K AM AM AM CANCEL CANCEL CANCEL OK OK OK 4 5 6 , Select the year, month, day, , Set the desired numerical , Select [OK] with B on the hour, or minute item you want value with v/V on the control control button, then press z. to set with b/B on the control button, then press z. The date and time are set an
Shooting still images Inserting and removing a “Memory Stick” Access lamp Connector side Label side 1 2 3 , Open the battery/“Memory , Insert the “Memory Stick.” , Close the battery/“Memory Stick” cover. Stick” cover. Insert the “Memory Stick” all the way in until it clicks as shown in the illustration. Slide the cover in the direction of the arrow. To remove the “Memory Stick” Open the battery/“Memory Stick” cover, Whenever you insert a “Memory Stick,” push it then push the “Memory Stick”
Shooting still images Setting the still image size The MODE dial position during 2272 still image shooting 2272x1704 When shooting still images, the selectable 2272(3:2) 1600x1200 shooting modes are as follows: 1280x 960 2272x1704 2272 640 x 480 2272(3:2) 2272x1704 1600x1200 IMAGE SIZE MODE 2272(3:2) (Auto mode shooting) 1280x 960 1600x1200 640 x 480 1280x 960 640 x 480 You can perform an easy shooting since this IMAGE SIZE MODE IMAGE SIZE MODE mode automatically adjusts the focus, exposure,
Basic still image shooting – using auto mode MODE min 101 60 640 FINE POWER 98 MODE dial F2.8 30 AE/AF lock indicator Flashes in green t 1 2 3 Remains on , Set the MODE dial to , and , Hold the camera steadily with , Press and hold the shutter rotate the lens portion to turn both hands and position a button halfway down. on your camera. subject in the center of the The camera beeps. When the AE/AF lock focus frame. indicator stops flashing and remains on, the When a “Memory Stick” is insert
Shooting still images Checking the last image shot – Quick Review About Auto Focus min 101 60 640 60min 640 97 101 8/8 When you try to shoot a subject that is hard REVIEW to focus on, the AE/AF lock indicator will change to flashing slowly. The Auto Focus function may be difficult to 101-0008 2003 7 4 10:30PM use with in the following subjects. In such cases, release the shutter button, then try to recompose the shot and focus again. The subject is distant from the camera and dark 4
Using the smart zoom If the LCD screen is turned off, the smart zoom function does not work. Turn on the LCD W (wide-angle) T (telephoto) 60min 101 60min 101 screen when using the smart zoom function. 640 640 98 98 AF range finder is not shown when using the smart zoom. When 9 (FOCUS) is set to [MULTI AF] or [CENTER AF], or flashes and the centrally-located subject has priority to focus on. The smart zoom cannot be used while shooting movies (page 62). , Press the SMART ZOOM to c
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