Sony DSC-S780 user manual

User manual for the device Sony DSC-S780

Device: Sony DSC-S780
Size: 4,09 MB
Date of adding : 2013-11-09 15:08:47
Number of pages: 102
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VCLICK!
Table of contents
Basic Operations
Using the menu
Digital Still Camera
Using the Setup screen
Cyber-shot Handbook
DSC-S750/S780
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
© 2008 Sony Corporation 3-285-742-11(1)
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Notes on using your camera Notes on the types of “Memory Stick” Notes on the LCD screen and lens that you can use (not supplied) � The LCD screen is manufactured using extremely high-precision technology, so over “Memory Stick Duo” 99.99% of the pixels are operational for effective use. However, some tiny black and/or You can use a “Memory Stick Duo” with bright dots (white, red, blue or green) may the camera. appear on the LCD screen. These dots are a normal result of the manufacturing p

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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 ......................................................................................... 42 (Folder): Selecting the folder for viewing images - (Protect): Preventing accidental erasure DPOF: Adding a Print order mark (Print): Printing images using a printer (Slide): Playing back a series of images (Resize): Changing the image size of a recorded image (Rotate): Rotating a still image (Setup): Changing Setup items Trimming: Recording an enlarged image Using th

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Table of contents Using your computer Enjoying your Windows computer ...........................................................61 Installing the software (supplied).............................................................63 On the “Picture Motion Browser” (supplied) ............................................65 Copying images to your computer using the “Picture Motion Browser”...66 Copying images to a computer without “Picture Motion Browser”...........70 Viewing image files stored on a co

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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 30). 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 Bal] (page 38). 9

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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 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 displayed on a co

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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 7 operation. 8 1 5 2 6 3 7 2 4 9 5 0 3 8 qa 6 4 Bottom A Shutter button (21) qs B Self-timer lamp (23) C Microphone qd D Lens E (POWER) button qf F POWER lamp G Flash (22) H Speaker qg qh qj A For shooting: Zoom (W/T) button (22) For viewing: / (Playback zoom) button/ (Index) button (28, 29) B Mode dial (20) C LCD screen (18) D MENU button (30) � Press MENU longer to display the (Setup) screen. E Control button Menu on: v/V/b/B/

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Identifying parts G DC IN jack When using an AC-LS5K AC Adaptor (not supplied) 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. H Jack cover I (USB) · A/V OUT terminal (side) J Hook for strap K For shooting: (Image Size) button (24) For viewing: (Delete) button (28) L Tripod receptacle � Use a tripod with a screw less than 5.5 mm (7/32 inc

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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. z AE/AF lock (21) Recording mode (21, 40) When shooting still images WB White balance (38) STBY Standby/Recording a movie REC Mode dial (Scene Selection) (25) Mode dial (Program Auto) (20) Camera mode SL Flash mode (22) Flash charging When shooting movies Zoom scaling (22, 50) Red-eye reductio

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Indicators on the screen C E Display Indication Display Indication Image size (24) Histogram (18) 8M 7M 3:2 � is displayed only for 5M 3M VGA 8M the DSC-S780. 16:9 � is displayed only for 7M 125 Shutter speed the DSC-S750. F2.8 Aperture value Recording folder (53) 101 +2.0EV Exposure Value (34) � This does not appear when using internal memory. Menu (30) Remaining internal (not displayed memory capacity on the screen on the previous Remaining “Memory page) Stick” capacity 0:12 Recording t

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Indicators on the screen A When playing back still images Display Indication Battery remaining Recording mode (21) Image size (24) 8M 7M 3:2 � is displayed only for 5M 3M VGA 8M the DSC-S780. 16:9 � is displayed only for 7M the DSC-S750. Playback mode - Protect (43) Print order (DPOF) mark When playing back movies (81) Changing folder (42) � This does not appear when using internal memory. Zoom scaling (28) 1.6 N Playback (28) Volume (28) B Display Indication 101-0012 Folder-file number (42)

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Indicators on the screen C E Display Indication Display Indication PictBridge connecting (78) Histogram (18) � appears when Recording folder (53) 101 histogram display is � This does not appear when disabled. using internal memory. 2008 1 1 Recorded date/time of the Playback folder (42) 101 playback image 9:30 AM � This does not appear when DPOF using internal memory. Menu (30) Remaining internal BACK/ Selecting images memory capacity NEXT Remaining “Memory VOLUME Adjusting volume Stick”

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

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 Still image shooting modes : Auto Adjustment mode Allows easy shooting with the settings adjusted automatically. t page 21 : Program Auto mode Allows you to shoot with the exposure adjusted automatically (both the shutter speed and the aperture value). Also you can select various settings using the menu. (For details on the functions available t page 31) : Movie recording mode Allows you to record movies.


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