Sony DXC-S500 user manual

User manual for the device Sony DXC-S500

Device: Sony DXC-S500
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Date of adding : 2014-09-06 15:10:10
Number of pages: 28
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DXC_S500_cover.qxd 02.10.21 2:23 PM Page 3
Color Digital Camera
DXC-S500
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iCY SHOT
Product Information Manual
Internal Use Only

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DXC_S500_1C.qxd 02.10.21 2:17 PM Page 2

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DXC_S500_1C.qxd 02.10.21 2:17 PM Page 3 1. INTRODUCTION 1. INTRODUCTION As the number of microscopy applications increases, the method of capturing images has changed from using NTSC/PAL-based video signals to the simplicity and convenience of PC-based image data. A flexible interface with PCs along with superior picture quality are now essential to microscopy, and the Sony DXC-S500 Digital Camera System meets these demands by providing both. Comprising two separate units, the DXC-S500 includ

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DXC_S500_1C.qxd 02.10.21 2:17 PM Page 4 2. PRODUCT CONCEPT 2. PRODUCT CONCEPT Ultra-high-resolution Color Digital Camera for Microscopy Superb picture quality with a 2/3 type five mega-pixel CCD Flexible interface with PCs IEEE 1394 interface PC card slot TWAIN driver User-friendly operation with an integrated 3.5 type LCD monitor C-mount system 3. APPLICATIONS 3. APPLICATIONS Bio-medical Microscopy Microbiology Pathology Genetics 4– DXC-S500 Product Information Manual

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DXC_S500_1C.qxd 02.10.21 2:17 PM Page 5 4. KEY 4. KEY FEA FEATURES TURES Superb Picture Quality IEEE 1394 Interface By utilizing several core technologies, the The IEEE 1394 (400 Mb/s) interface located on the DXC-S500 offers superb picture quality. With a five camera control unit enables direct interface with var- mega-pixel 2/3 type IT CCD, the DXC-S500 can ious PCs or IEEE 1394 boards*. The interface sup- capture ultra-high-resolution and high-precision ports a hot-plug function for quick

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DXC_S500_1C.qxd 02.10.21 2:17 PM Page 6 Selectable Image Size and Recording Format Three recording image sizes are available for selection, and images of each size can be stored in TIFF (uncompressed) or JPEG (compressed, three modes) format. JPEG (compressed) Image recording size (H x V) TIFF (uncompressed) High Mid Low FULL: 2560 x 1920 15 MB 5 MB 2.5 MB 1.3 MB SXGA: 1280 x 960 3.8 MB 1.3 MB 630 KB 310 KB VGA: 640 x 480 940 KB 310 KB 160 KB 78 KB The above image data sizes are approximations

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DXC_S500_1C.qxd 02.10.21 2:17 PM Page 7 (max. three files) AE Functions User File The AE (Auto Exposure) function automatically A variety of customized data can be saved as a user detects the lighting conditions or brightness of the file, up to three of which can be stored in the CCU. object and adjusts the shutter speed and gain for By loading this user file, you can quickly recreate proper exposure. The DXC-S500 is equipped with a particular setup conditions. number of AE modes that offer s

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DXC_S500_1C.qxd 02.10.21 2:17 PM Page 8 5. P 5. PANEL LA ANEL LAYOUT YOUT Camera Control Unit (CCU) Control Panel MENU SHUTTER CAM GAIN RED GAIN BLUE AE LOCK AE MODE WHITE WB MODE MANUAL AUTO MANUAL EXIT ENTER KEY FL MODE EV COMP LOCK DISP/INFO EZ FOCUS/INDEX HISTOGRAM PLAY ERASE LIVE CAPTURE REC PC CARD 1 On/standby switch and indicator 5 AE MODE button and MANUAL indicator When the power of the unit is on, the indicator is lit in Sets the exposure mode of the camera to AE-AUTO or green, and

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DXC_S500_1C.qxd 02.10.21 2:17 PM Page 9 8 16 ENTER button EZ FOCUS (easy focus)/INDEX button In MENU DISPLAY mode: Displays the next layer of In Camera LIVE mode: Activates 2x electronic zoom the menu system. to facilitate focusing operations. In INDEX DISPLAY mode: Displays the selected In PLAY mode: Displays thumbnail images of still pic- image in full screen. tures (INDEX DISPLAY) recorded to a PC card. In Camera LIVE mode: Initializes the focus indicator 17 HISTOGRAM button display. In Cam

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DXC_S500_1C.qxd 02.10.21 2:17 PM Page 10 Camera Control Unit (CCU) Rear Panel NTSC CAMERA OFF ON PAL VIDEO S VIDEO FLASH ~ AC IN IEEE FS2 FS1 TRIG IN 1394 OUTPUT REMOTE 1 O/I (main power) switch 8 FS2 connector (D-sub 9-pin) Switches the main power of the camera on or off. Reserved for future use. 2 9 S-VIDEO OUTPUT connector (mini DIN 4-pin) FS1 connector (stereo mini jack) Outputs an S-VIDEO (Y/C video) signal. Connects to the optional FS-20 foot switch. 3 VIDEO OUTPUT connector (BNC-type) 1

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DXC_S500_1C.qxd 02.10.21 2:17 PM Page 11 LCD Monitor Display Camera LIVE Mode Flash indicator Current date and time LIVE mode Number of recorded pictures on a card* Picture size/picture quality White balance mode Focus area (AE window) EV compensation volume Focus indicator Folder name* Remaining shot number on a card File name* Shutter speed User ID number ISO sensitivity/camera gain * Displayed only when a card is inserted. LCD Monitor Display PLAY Mode Flash indicator Protect indicato

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DXC_S500_1C.qxd 02.10.21 2:18 PM Page 12 6. MENU FUNCTION 6. MENU FUNCTION Configuration Main Menu Sensitivity Picture File format AE detect User file System Camera Capture/rec Play mode size mode mode set up set up set up set up set up Main Menu <

> SENSITIVITY MODE : ISO100 PICTURE SIZE : 2560x1920 FILE FORMAT MODE : JPEG JPEG QUALITY : MIDDLE AE DETECT MODE : MID USER

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DXC_S500_1C.qxd 02.10.21 2:18 PM Page 13 Setting Items in the Menu Recording Mode Menus SENSITIVITY MODE: <

> SENSITIVITY MODE : ISO100 Sets the gain used for image capture. PICTURE SIZE : 2560x1920 • In AE-AUTO mode, the sensitivity is selectable from ISO100, ISO200, FILE FORMAT MODE : JPEG JPEG QUALITY : MIDDLE and ISO400. AE DETECT MODE : MID USER FILE SET UP • In MANUAL exposure mode, the gain value adjusted with the CAM SYSTEM SET UP GAIN volume on the CCU is displayed. CAMERA S

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DXC_S500_1C.qxd 02.10.21 2:18 PM Page 14 USER FILE SET UP Menu DATA LOAD: <> DATA LOAD Selects the user setting to be loaded. DATA SAVE • No.0 (RESET): the factory settings • No.1 (yy.mm.dd): user file 1 • No.2 (yy.mm.dd): user file 2 • No.3 (yy.mm.dd): user file 3 The year, month, and day that the data was saved are indicated in parentheses. ↓↑ SELECT [ENTER] NEXT [EXIT] BACK DATA SAVE: Saves the user setting as a user file. • No.1 (yy.mm.dd): user file 1 • No.2 (yy.mm.dd

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DXC_S500_1C.qxd 02.10.21 2:18 PM Page 15 Setting Items in the Menu CAMERA SET UP Menu * B&W : Displays the Camera LIVE picture in black and white. <> B&W OFF • ON: Black and white ROTATE : 0 [ ] ↑ *When B&W is selected, the image will also be captured in B&W. SHARPNESS LEVEL : –00 AUTO-WHITE-PAINT OFF • OFF: Color GAMMA : ON AE SPEED : NORMAL FLASH MODE : OFF ROTATE: Rotates the image by 180˚ (0˚/180˚selectable). DISPLAY SET : SHARPNESS LEVEL: ↓↑ SELECT [ENTER] NEXT [EXIT]

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DXC_S500_1C.qxd 02.10.21 2:18 PM Page 16 CAPTURE/REC SET UP Menu CAPTURE TRIG: <> CAPTURE TRIG : MAIN SW Selects the input connector to be used for image capture control. • MAIN SW: Selected when capturing images with the CAPTURE button INTERVAL REC TIME on the CCU. • FS1: Selected when capturing images by switching the FS-20 foot switch connected to the FS1 connector. • FS2: Selected to activate the input signal from the FS2 connector. • EXT TRIG: Selected when using a sl

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DXC_S500_1C.qxd 02.10.21 2:18 PM Page 17 7. TW 7. TWAIN DRIVER SOFTW AIN DRIVER SOFTWARE ARE By opening the supplied TWAIN driver software from your application software (e.g., Photoshop or Image- Pro Plus), images stored on the camera can be transmitted to a computer in uncompressed IEEE 1394 format. You can also operate basic functions and alter settings of the camera from the computer. * The supplied TWAIN driver software can only be used with the Sony DXC-S500 color digital camera. System

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DXC_S500_1C.qxd 02.10.21 2:18 PM Page 18 Locations and Functions of Controls (for Windows) Image Information Panel The Image Information Panel displays information about the images. 1 1 Shot number display Displays the number of shots taken by the camera. 2 Status display 2 Displays the status of the DXC-S500 camera. Image Control Panel The Image Control Panel contains buttons for transmitting the image from 1 2 3 the camera. 1 Acquire (to PC) button Clicking this button transmits the images f

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DXC_S500_1C.qxd 02.10.23 4:10 PM Page 19 Locations and Functions of Controls (for Windows) Capture Tab The Capture tab is used to capture or record images. 1 2 3 1 Device display area Shows the device name recognized. 2 Progress bar display area Shows the progress bar when an image is being transferring. 3 Image display area Shows a live image, the index display or a playback image. 4 LIVE button L Selects the Camera LIVE mode to display the live image on the LCD or video monitor. 5 C 4

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DXC_S500_1C.qxd 02.10.21 2:18 PM Page 20 Camera Tab The Camera tab is used to set the camera modes and the functions for recording. AE Mode: Selects the exposure mode of the camera (AUTO/MANUAL selectable). FL Mode: Selects the fluorescent mode of the camera (ON/OFF selectable). Shutter: Sets the electronic shutter speed in MANUAL exposure mode. CAM (camera) Gain: Sets the master gain of the camera in MANUAL exposure mode. EV Comp. (compensation): Sets the exposure compensation value in AE-


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