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Model No. DSC-P20
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The number below is for the FCC related WARNING matters only. To prevent fire or shock hazard, do Declaration of Conformity not expose the unit to rain or Trade Name: SONY moisture. Model No.: DSC-P20 Responsible Party:Sony Electronics Inc. For the Customers in the Address: 680 Kinderkamack U.S.A. Road, Oradell, NJ 07649 USA Telephone No.: 201-930-6972 This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may
Note: For the Customers in the This equipment has been tested and found to U.S.A. comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC DISPOSAL OF LITHIUM ION Rules. These limits are designed to provide BATTERY. reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This LITHIUM ION BATTERY. equipment generates, uses, and can radiate DISPOSE OF PROPERLY. radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance wit
Attention for the Customers in Be sure to read the following Europe before using your camera This product has been tested and found Trial recording compliant with the limits sets out on the Before you record one-time events, you may EMC Directive for using connection cables want to make a trial recording to make sure shorter than 3 meters. that the camera is working correctly. No compensation for contents of Attention the recording Contents of the recording cannot be The electromagnetic fi
Do not aim the camera at the sun or other bright light This may cause irrecoverable damage to your eyes. LCD screen, LCD finder (only models with a finder) and lens The LCD screen and the LCD finder are manufactured using extremely high- precision technology so over 99.99% of the pixels are operational for effective use. However, there may be some tiny black points and/or bright points (white, red, blue or green in color) that constantly appear on the LCD screen and the LCD finder.
Introduction Checks the image after recording images Recording still images: page 19 Playing back still images: page 27 Deleting images (DELETE): page 58 Captures images with your computer You can copy images onto your computer and view and modify images or attach images to e-mail on your computer using the supplied USB cable and application software. Viewing images using a personal computer: page 29 Recording still images for e-mail (E-MAIL): page 46 Records a moving picture (MPEG Movie or
Table of contents B Various playback Getting started Playing back three or nine images Identifying the parts .............................. 8 at once .......................................... 54 Preparing the power supply ................ 10 Enlarging a part of the still image (Zoom and trimming) ................... 55 Setting the date and time ..................... 15 Playing back the still images in order Inserting the “Memory Stick” ............. 17 (SLIDE) ...............................
Getting started Identifying the parts See the pages in parentheses for details of operation. A POWER button/lamp (15) F Photocell window for flash Press and hold down this button Do not block while recording with for approximately one second to the flash. turn on the camera. G Self-timer (22, 26) B Mode dial (18, 38) H Lens : To record in TWILIGHT I Lens cover OPEN/CLOSE tab mode : To record still images J Tripod receptacle (bottom : To playback or edit surface) images Use a tripod with a s
Getting started Attaching the strap A MACRO switch (24) H LCD screen B Finder I DISPLAY/LCD ON/OFF button Self-timer/recording lamp (red) (21) AE lock lamp (green) J Digital zoom button (for /CHG (flash charge/battery recording) (22) charge) lamp (orange) (21) INDEX/zoom button (for playback) (55) C MENU button (39) K Hook for wrist strap D Jack cover (12, 14) L OPEN switch E DC IN jack (12, 14) M Battery cover F USB jack (31, 33) N Access lamp (17) G Control button (18, 38) O “Memory Sti
Preparing the power supply Installing the supplied batteries or an optional battery pack Your camera operates only with the following batteries. Two size AA alkaline batteries (supplied)* “InfoLITHIUM” (S series) battery pack (NP-FS11) (recommended, not supplied) Two size AA nickel metal hydride batteries (not supplied) Two size AA nickel-cadmium batteries (not supplied) The “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack is recommended for long operating times. Note that in this Operating Instructions, “b
Getting started Install the batteries. 2 Insert the two size AA batteries with the 3 and # ends facing as illustrated. Be careful not to insert the batteries facing the wrong way. Close the battery cover. 3 Pressing the batteries with the cover, close the cover firmly until it clicks into place. To remove the batteries Open the battery cover with the battery cover side facing upward and remove the batteries. Be careful not to drop the batteries when removing them. Power save mode When operati
Charging the battery pack (not supplied) You cannot charge the battery pack while your camera is turned on. Be sure to turn off your camera. Battery pack (NP-FS11) Jack cover (not supplied) To the wall outlet (mains) Power cord (mains lead) AC-LS1 AC power adaptor (not supplied) Insert the battery pack into your camera. 1 Open the jack cover and connect the DC connecting cable to the 2 DC IN jack of your camera with the v mark facing up. Connect the power cord (mains lead) to the AC power a
Getting started Battery life and number of images that can be recorded/played back Still image recording* SONY alkaline batteries NP-FS11 (not supplied)** (supplied) Battery life Number of Battery life Number of (min.) images (min.) images LCD screen ON Approx. 30 Approx. 600 Approx. 90 Approx. 1800 LCD screen OFF Approx. 60 Approx. 1200 Approx. 120 Approx. 2400 Approximate battery life and number of images that can be recorded/played back 640×480 image size, standard picture quality, no fla
The capacity of the “Memory Stick” is limited. The above figures are a guide when you continuously record/play back while replacing the “Memory Stick.” When LCD BACKLIGHT is set to BRIGHT, the battery life and number of images will be decreased. Charging time Battery pack Full charge (min.) NP-FS11 (not supplied) Approx. 180 Approximate time to charge a completely discharged battery pack using the AC-LS1 AC power adaptor (not supplied) at a temperature of 25°C (77°F). Using the AC power
Getting started Setting the date and time When you first use your camera, set the date and time. If these are not set, the CLOCK SET screen appears whenever you turn on your camera. Control button Select the item with , then set with vVbB the center . z Set the mode dial to , , or 1 Press and hold down the POWER button for 2 approximately one second to turn on the POWER power. ON/OFF(CHG) The POWER ON/OFF (CHG) lamp (green) lights up. The CLOCK SET screen appears on the LCD screen. T
Set the numeric value with v/V on the 5 control button, then press the center z to enter it. CLOCK SET Y / M / D M / D / Y D / M / Y After entering the number, v/V moves to the next item. 2001/: 7 / 1 12 00 OK AM If you selected [D/M/Y] in step 3, set the time on a CANCEL OK 24-hour cycle. Select [OK] with B on the control button, 6 then press the center z at the desired moment to begin clock movement. CLOCK SET Y / M / D M / D / Y D / M / Y The date and time are entered. 2001/: / 4 1
Getting started Inserting the “Memory Stick” Access lamp Open the “Memory Stick” cover. 1 Insert the “Memory Stick.” 2 Insert the “Memory Stick” with the B mark facing toward the battery compartment as illustrated until it clicks. Close the “Memory Stick” cover. 3 Removing the “Memory Stick” Open the “Memory Stick” cover, then press the “Memory Stick” once lightly. Notes Insert the “Memory Stick” firmly until it clicks, otherwise a message such as “MEMORY STICK ERROR” will be displayed.
Basic operations Recording B Basic operations How to use the mode dial The mode dial switches the function which is used for recording, playback, or editing. Set the dial as follows before starting to operate your camera. : To record still images in TWILIGHT mode : To record still images : To play back or edit images : To record moving images or Clip Motion images SET UP: To set the setup items (The SET UP position changes the settings of infrequently-used items.) How to use the control butto
B B B B Recording Recording still images Still images are recorded in JPEG format. Before recording still images, press the POWER button to turn on the power and insert a “Memory Stick.” POWER Open the lens cover. 1 Set the mode dial to or . 2 Press and hold the shutter button halfway down. 3 The image freezes momentarily, but is not yet recorded. While the AE lock indicator is flashing, the camera automatically adjusts the exposure of the z captured image. When the camera finishes the au
Press the shutter button fully down. 4 The shutter sounds. “RECORDING” appears on the LCD screen, and the image will be recorded on the “Memory Stick.” When “RECORDING” disappears, you can record the next image. RECORDING The number of images you can record on a “Memory Stick” See pages 44 and 46 to 49. Notes When recording a bright subject, the LCD screen color may change after AE lock, but this does not affect the recorded image. When you press the shutter button fully down at once i
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