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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.
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If you have any questions about this product, WARNING Declaration of Conformity you may call: Trade Name: SONY Sony Customer Information Services Center To prevent fire or shock hazard, do 1-800-222-SONY (7669) Model No.: DSC-P72 not expose the unit to rain or Responsible Party:Sony Electronics Inc. moisture. The number below is for the FCC related Address: 680 Kinderkamack Road, Oradell, NJ matters only. 07649 USA For the Customers in the U.S.A. Telephone No.: 201-930-6972 Regulatory
Note: For the Customers in the U.S.A. Notice on the supplied battery This equipment has been tested and found to and Canada charger for the customers in comply with the limits for a Class B digital the United Kingdom device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. RECYCLING NICKEL METAL These limits are designed to provide A moulded plug complying with BS 1363 is HYDRIDE BATTERIES reasonable protection against harmful fitted to this equipment for your safety and interference in a residen
“Memory Stick” N50 For the Customers in the U.S.A. and Canada THIS CLASS B DIGITAL DEVICE COMPLIES WITH PART 15 OF THE FCC RULES AND THE CANADIAN ICES-003 OPERATION IS SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING TWO CONDITIONS: (1) THIS DEVICE MAY NOT CAUSE HARMFUL INTERFERENCE, AND (2) THIS DEVICE MUST ACCEPT ANY INTERFERENCE RECEIVED, INCLUDING INTERFERENCE THAT MAY CAUSE UNDESIRED OPERATION. 4
Before using your camera Trial recording Precaution on copyright LCD screen, LCD finder (only models Before you record one-time events, you may Television programs, films, video tapes, and with a LCD finder) and lens want to make a trial recording to make sure other materials may be copyrighted. The LCD screen and the LCD finder are that the camera is working correctly. Unauthorized recording of such materials may manufactured using extremely high- be contrary to the provision of the cop
The power zoom lens (for the DSC- Do not expose the camera to sand or Notes on locations where you can P72 only) dust use the camera This camera is equipped with power zoom Using the camera in sandy or dusty locations Do not use the camera near a location that lens. Be careful not to bump the lens, and be may cause a malfunction. generates strong radio waves or emits careful not to apply force to it. radiation. The camera may not be able to Do not aim the camera at the sun or record or pl
Trademarks “Memory Stick,” , and “MagicGate Memory Stick” are trademarks of Sony Corporation. “Memory Stick Duo” and are trademarks of Sony Corporation. “Memory Stick PRO” and are trademarks of Sony Corporation. “MagicGate” and are trademarks of Sony Corporation. Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of the U.S. Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries. Macintosh, Mac OS, QuickTime, iBook, and Power Mac are trademarks or registered trade
Table of contents Before using your camera ......................... 5 Inserting the date and time on a still Advanced still image Identifying the parts ................................10 image.............................................. 35 shooting Choosing a focus method........................48 Getting started Viewing still images Setting the distance to the subject Preparing batteries ..................................14 Viewing images on the LCD screen of your – Focus preset ........
Enlarging an image On the single screen............................ 74 Troubleshooting – Playback zoom.............................62 On the Index (nine-image) screen ...... 74 Troubleshooting ......................................91 Recording an enlarged image On the Index (triple-image) screen..... 75 Warnings and messages ..........................98 – Trimming.....................................63 Editing movies........................................ 76 Self-diagnosis display – If a code s
Identifying the parts (DSC-P72) 17 28 9 3 4 q; 5 qa 6 Use a tripod with a screw length of less than A POWER button (20) J Access lamp (23) 5.5 mm (7/32 inch). You will be unable to B Shutter button (26) K “Memory Stick” cover (23) firmly secure the camera to tripods having C Flash (32) longer screws, and may damage the camera. “3.2MEGA PIXELS” shown on the surface of D Microphone the camera is the number of effective pixels of E Self-timer lamp (31)/ the CCD. However, the maximum number
J RESET button (91) K DC IN jack (19) 1 L (USB) jack (82) q; 2 M A/V OUT (MONO) jack (38) qa N Battery cover 3 qs O OPEN button (16) 4 qd P Wrist strap hook 5 qf Attaching the wrist strap 6 qg 7 qh 8 qj 9 Q Jack cover A Zoom buttons (during shooting) D Finder (34) (29)/Index buttons (during Self-timer/recording playback) (37) lamp (red) (31/27) B Control button AE/AF lock lamp (Menu on) (v/V/b/B/z) (20)/ (green) (26) (Menu off) ( / /7/) (32/31/28/ (Flash charge) 30) lamp (orange) (32) C Mo
Identifying the parts (continued) (DSC-P32) 1 7 2 8 3 9 4 q; 5 6 qa Use a tripod with a screw length of less than A POWER button (20) J Access lamp (23) 5.5 mm (7/32 inch). You will be unable to B Shutter button (26) K “Memory Stick” cover (23) firmly secure the camera to tripods having C Flash (32) longer screws, and may damage the camera. “3.2MEGA PIXELS” shown on the surface of D Finder window the camera is the number of effective pixels of E Lens the CCD. However, the maximum number
J RESET button (91) K DC IN jack (19) 1 L (USB) jack (82) q; 2 M A/V OUT (MONO) jack (38) qa N Battery cover 3 qs O OPEN button (16) 4 qd P Wrist strap hook 5 qf Attaching the wrist strap 6 qg 7 qh 8 qj 9 Q Jack cover A Zoom buttons (during shooting) D Finder (34) (29)/Index buttons (during Self-timer/recording playback) (37) lamp (red) (31/27) B Control button AE/AF lock lamp (Menu on) (v/V/b/B/z) (20)/ (green) (26) (Menu off) ( / /7/) (32/31/28/ (Flash charge) 51) lamp (orange) (32) C Mo
Getting started Preparing Charging the batteries batteries Use the following batteries in this camera. CHARGE lamp to a wall outlet Acceptable batteries (wall socket) HR 15/51:HR6 (size AA) Nickel-Metal Hydride batteries (2) – NH-AA-DA (2) (supplied) – NH-AA-2DA twin-pack (not supplied) R6 (size AA) alkaline batteries (2) Power cord 1 2 (mains lead) Batteries that cannot be used Manganese batteries, lithium batteries, ni- , Insert Nickel-Metal Hydride , Connect the battery charger to cad ba
Getting started To use up the batteries completely, put the Notes on the Nickel-Metal Charging time camera in the slide show mode (page 63) and Hydride batteries leave it that way until the batteries are used up. Nickel-Metal Hydride Charging time If the poles of the Nickel-Metal Hydride Do not peel off the external seals or damage the battery batteries are dirty, the batteries may not charge batteries. Never use batteries from which the Approx. 6 hours NH-AA-DA × 2 properly. Occas
Inserting the batteries 2 1 2 1 1 2 3 , Open the battery cover. , Insert the batteries. , Close the battery cover. Slide it in the direction of the arrow with the Match the +/− poles of the batteries to the +/ Close the battery cover while holding the OPEN button pressed, and it opens out. − marks inside the battery case. batteries in. The cover is closed when it clicks. Occasionally clean the poles of the batteries and the terminals of the battery cover by wiping To remove the batteries t
Getting started Battery remaining indicator The Power Save function Battery life and the number of (When using the Nickel-Metal images that can be recorded/ When the Power Save function is set to On, Hydride batteries) you can shoot for a longer period of time. played back Turn the mode selector to SET UP, and set The tables show approximate guidelines for the As the battery power decreases with use, the length of time the camera can be used when you [Power Save] in Setup 1 to [On]. The b
Inserting the batteries (continued) 2) The battery life and the number of images Playing back still images R6 (Size AA) alkaline battery recordable decrease under the following (2) (not supplied) NH-AA-DA (2) (supplied) conditions: Image LCD No. of Battery – At low temperatures. No. of Battery life size screen images life (min.) – Using the flash. Image size images (min.) DSC-P72 – Turning the camera on and off frequently. DSC-P72 On Approx. 70 Approx. 35 – Using the zoom heavily (DSC-P72
Getting started Using an external power source Using your camera abroad Power sources AC Adaptor (not 2 To a wall outlet supplied) You can use your camera in any country or (wall socket) area with the supplied battery charger or AC Adaptor (not supplied) 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 1 DC plug Jack cover (wall socket) [b]. Power cord (mains lead) 1 2 BC-CS2A/CS2B , Open the
Turning your camera on/off How to use the control button The Auto Power Off function POWER lamp If no tasks are performed for a while* when POWER POWER shooting, viewing images, or setting up the Program Auto camera while using the batteries, power is Camera Mode automatically shut off to preserve battery power. However, in the following circumstances, Voice E-Mail even if the batteries are being used to power Burst 2 Normal the camera, the Auto Power Off function REC Mode will not work.
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