Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W120 user manual

User manual for the device Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W120

Device: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W120
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Date of adding : 2013-12-20 15:09:14
Number of pages: 128
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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-W110/W115/W120/W125/
W130
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 3-7

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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 use

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Table of contents Notes on using the camera .......................................................................2 Basic techniques for better images ...........................................................7 Focus – Focusing on a subject successfully..................................................... 7 Exposure – Adjusting the light intensity ............................................................ 9 Color – On the effects of lighting...................................................

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Table of contents Using the shooting functions Shooting menu........................................................................................ 45 Scene Selection: Selecting the scene selection Image Size: Selecting the image size Flash: Flash setting Face Detection: Detecting the face of subject Smile Detection: Setting the Smile Detection function Smile Detection Sensitivity: Setting the Smile Detection Sensitivity REC Mode: Selecting the continuous shooting method EV: Adjusting the light

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Table of contents Customizing the settings Customizing the Manage Memory feature and the Settings ...................64 Manage Memory...............................................................................66 Memory Tool — Memory Stick Tool..................................................66 Format Change REC. Folder Create REC. Folder Copy Memory Tool — Internal Memory Tool .............................................68 Format Settings.................................................

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Table of contents Using your computer Enjoying your Windows computer........................................................... 81 Installing the software (supplied) ............................................................ 83 On the “Picture Motion Browser” (supplied)............................................ 85 Copying images to your computer using the “Picture Motion Browser” ................................................................................................................

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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 mode dial (page 24), the HOME screen (page 41) and the menus (page 43). 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

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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 49. 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 sensi

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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 DSC-W130 The default settings are marked with . Image size Usage guidelines No. of images Printing 8M For prints up to A3 (11×17") Less Fine (3264×2448) *1 3:2 (7M) Shoot in 3:2 aspect ratio (3264×2176) 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 a small image size (640×480) for e-mail attachments More Rough *2 16:9 (6M) For viewing on HDTVs and Less Fine (3264×1840) printing up to

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Basic techniques for better images DSC-W110/W115/W120/W125 The default settings are marked with . Image size Usage guidelines No. of images Printing 7M For prints up to A3 (11×17") Less Fine (3072×2304) *1 3:2 (6M) Shoot in 3:2 aspect ratio (3072×2048) 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 a small image size (640×480) for e-mail attachments More Rough *2 16:9 (5M) For viewing on HDTVs and Less Fine (3072×1728)

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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. A POWER button B Shutter button (25) C POWER lamp D Flash (27) E Microphone F Lens G Speaker H Finder window I Self-timer lamp (28)/Smile Shutter lamp (32)/AF illuminator (72) A AE/AF lock lamp (green) B Flash charge lamp/Record lamp (orange) C Finder D LCD screen (21) E MENU button (43) F (Playback) button (34) G For shooting: W/T (Zoom) button (27) For viewing: / (Playback zoom) button/ (Index) button (34, 35) H Hook

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Identifying parts K Control button Menu on: v/V/b/B/z (43) Menu off: DISP/ / / (21, 27, 28) L (Slideshow) button (36) M Multi connector (bottom) Used in the following situations: � Making a USB connection between the camera and the computer. � Making a connection to audio/video input jacks on a TV. � Making a connection to a PictBridge compliant printer. N Tripod receptacle (bottom) � Use a tripod with a screw less than 5.5 mm (7/32 inch) long. Otherwise, you cannot firmly secure the camera

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Indicators on the screen Each time you press v (DISP) on the Display Indication control button, the display changes Mode dial (Program Auto) P (page 21). (24) See the pages in parentheses for details of White balance (53) operation. When shooting still images Burst mode/Bracket mode (DSC-W130 only) (48) Metering mode (50) Face Detection (46)/Smile Detection (47) SteadyShot (DSC-W120/ W125/W130 only) (56) � In the default setting, when the shutter button is pressed halfway

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Indicators on the screen BC Display Indication Display Indication z AE/AF lock (26) Recording folder (66) � This does not appear when REC Recording a movie/Standby using internal memory. a movie Standby 96 Number of recordable ISO400 ISO number (49) images NR slow shutter Recording Media � When the shutter speed (“Memory Stick Duo”, becomes slower than a Internal memory) certain speed in low light conditions, the NR (Noise 00:25:05 Recordable time Reduction) slow shutter (hours : minu

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Indicators on the screen A When playing back still images Display Indication Battery remaining Low battery warning (115) Image size (45) � is for DSC-W130 only. � is for DSC-W110/ W115/W120/W125 only. Protect (61) VOL. Volume (34) When playing back movies Print order (DPOF) mark (102) PictBridge connecting (99) Zoom scaling (34) PictBridge connecting (101) � Do not disconnect the cable for multi-use terminal while the icon is displayed. B Display Indication N Playback (34) Playbac

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Indicators on the screen C Display Indication Playback folder (63) � 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”, Internal memory) Changing folder (63) � This does not appear when using internal memory. Metering mode (50) Flash White balance (53) C:32:00 Self-diagnosis display (115) ISO400 ISO number (49) +2.0EV Exposure Value (49) 500 Shutter speed F3.5 Aperture value


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