Sony DSC-W17 Download Manual

2-586-553-12 (1)
2005 Sony Corporation Printed in Japan
Printed on 100% recycled paper using VOC
(V olatile Organic Compound)-free vegetable oil based ink.continued on the reverse
Digital Still Camera
Operating Instructions
Before operating the unit, please read this manual and “User’s Guide/Troubleshooting” (separate volume) thoroughly, and retain it for future reference.
Refer to “User’s Guide/Troubleshooting”
(separate volume)
Explains advanced techniques and what to do if you experience trouble with your camera.
Read This First
Read This First
Checking the accessories supplied
• Ni-MH battery charger BC-
CS2A/CS2B (1)
• USB cable (1) • CD-ROM (Cyber-shot application software) (1)
• Operating instructions for digital still camera “Read
This First” (this manual) (1)
• Operating instructions
“User’s Guide/
Troubleshooting” (1)
• Power cord (mains lead) (1) • A/V cable (1)
• HR6 (size AA) Nickel-Metal
Hydride batteries (DSC-W5/
W7 (2), DSC-W15/W17(4))
• Soft carrying case (1) (DSC-
W15/W17 only)
A “Memory Stick” is not supplied.
The camera has the own internal memory (32 MB), however, purchase of a
“Memory Stick” is recommended.
• Battery case (DSC-W5/W7
(1), DSC-W15/W17(2))
• Wrist strap (1)
Notes before use
• Charge the supplied batteries before using the camera for the first time.
• The camera is a precision instrument. Be careful not to bump the lens or the LCD screen, and not to apply force to it. Attach the strap to prevent the camera from damage by being dropped, etc.
Additional information on this product and answers to frequently asked questions can be found at our Customer Support Website.
Prepare the battery
• Connect the battery charger to an easily accessible wall outlet (wall socket) close by.
• Even if the CHARGE lamp is not lit, the battery charger is not disconnected from the AC power source (mains) as long as it is connected to the wall outlet (wall socket). If some trouble occurs while using the battery charger, immediately shut off the power by disconnecting the plug from the wall outlet (wall socket).
• When charging is finished, disconnect the power cord (mains lead) from the wall outlet (wall socket), and remove the Nickel-Metal Hydride batteries from the battery charger.
• Time required to charge fully depleted Nickel-Metal Hydride batteries at a temperature of 25°C
(77°F). Charging may take longer under certain circumstances or conditions.
• The CHARGE lamp may remain lit longer than six hours, but this is not a malfunction.
Nickel-Metal Hydride battery Charging time
NH-AA-DA×2 (supplied) Approx. 6 hours
Battery charger
2 Connect the power code
(mains lead).
3 To wall outlet
(wall socket)
Power cord
(mains lead)
1 Insert the batteries.
Charging indicator
Light on: Charging
Light off: Completed (Remove the batteries.)
Match 3/# and insert.
Using batteries other than the supplied ones
You can use HR 15/51:HR6 (size AA) Nickel-Metal Hydride batteries/R6 (size AA) alkaline batteries/ZR6 (size AA) Oxy Nickel Primary Battery. t “User’s Guide/Troubleshooting”
(page 91)
Using the AC Adaptor
You can connect the camera using the AC-LS5K AC Adaptor (not supplied). t “User’s Guide/
Troubleshooting” (page 16). Refer to the operating instructions supplied with the AC Adaptor.
To check the remaining battery time
Press POWER to turn on and check the time on the LCD screen.
To remove the batteries
Hold the camera with the battery cover facing upward, then open the battery cover and remove the batteries. Be careful not to drop the batteries.
To use your camera abroad — Power sources
You can use your camera, the supplied battery charger, and the AC Adaptor (not supplied) in any country or region where the power supply is 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 (wall socket) [b].
Battery remaining indicator
Battery remaining guidelines
Sufficient power remaining
Battery half full Battery low, recording/playback will stop soon.
Change the batteries with fully charged ones, or charge the batteries. (The warning indicator flashes.)
• The displayed time remaining may not be correct under certain circumstances.
• When using alkaline batteries/Oxy Nickel Primary Battery, the battery remaining indicator does not display the correct information.
• When the AC Adaptor (not supplied) is used, the battery remaining indicator is not displayed.
• Do not use an electronic transformer (travel converter), as this may cause a malfunction.
Turn the camera on/set the clock
1Select . 2 Press POWER.
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Clock Set
3 Set the clock with the control button.
1 Select the date display format with v/V, then press z.
2 Select each item with b/B and set the numeric value with v/V , then press z.
3 Select [OK] with B, then press z.
• To cancel, select [Cancel] and press z.
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Clock Set
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Clock Set
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Clock Set
To change the date and time
Select [Clock Set] in the (Setup) screen and perform the procedure in step 3 above. t “User’s Guide/Troubleshooting” (page 54)
On the clock display
• If you selected [D/M/Y] in step 3-1, set the time on a 24-hour cycle.
• Midnight is indicated as 12:00 AM, and noon as 12:00 PM.
When turning on the power
• Unless you set the clock, the Clock Set screen appears each time the camera is turned on.
• Do not touch the lens portion as the cover opens and the lens portion extends. Also, do not leave the camera with the lens portion extended for a long period of time with the power off as this may cause malfunction.
• The following screen appears when the camera is turned on for the second time or afterwards.
To turn off the power
Press POWER again.
• If the camera is running on battery power and you do not operate the camera for a period of time, the camera turns off automatically to prevent wearing down the battery (Auto power-off function).
Changing the language setting
You can change the screen display to show messages in a specified language. To change the language setting, press MENU to display the menu screen. Select (Setup) with the control button, then, select [ Language] in (Setup1), and select the desired language. t “User’s
Guide/Troubleshooting” (page 52)
Insert a “Memory Stick” (not supplied)
Select the image size for use
Insert the “Memory Stick” all the way in until it clicks.
When there is no “Memory Stick” inserted
The camera records/plays back images using the internal memory (32 MB). t “User’s Guide/
Troubleshooting” (page 23)
Terminal side
2Press (Image Size).
3 Select the size with v/V.
• The screen above is for still images.
For movies, select [640(Fine)] (“Memory Stick
PRO” only), [640(Standard)] or [160].
4 Press (Image Size) to complete the setting.
Image Size
Image Size
1 Select a mode.
Still image:Select .
Movie:Select .
On still image sizes
For details on the image size t “User’s Guide/Troubleshooting” (page 13)
*Images are recorded in the same 3:2 aspect ratio as photograph printing paper or postcards, etc.
On recordable number of still images and recordable time of movies
Recordable number of still images and recordable time of movies vary depending on the image size selected.
For details on recordable number or time t “User’s Guide/Troubleshooting” (page 22)
• Number of recordable images and time can differ according to shooting conditions.
To remove a “Memory Stick”
When the access lamp is lit
Never open the cover or turn off the power. The data may be corrupted.
Image size Guidelines No. of images Printing
7M (3072×2304)
(the default setting of
For printing high density imagesin A3 or
A4 size
3:2 (3072×2048)
(DSC-W7/W17 only)*
5M (2592×1944)
(the default setting of
For printing high density imagesin A4 or
A5 size
3:2 (2592×1728)
(DSC-W5/W15 only)*
3M (2048×1536)
1M (1280×960) For printing in postcard size
For recording a larger number of images
For attaching images to e-mail or creating home pages
Still images Movies
Maximum recordable image Maximum recordable time
Open the cover, then push the “Memory Stick” in once.
Access lamp
4 Insert the charged batteries.
While pressing OPEN, open the cover.
Match 3/# and insert.
(X:100.0%, Y:100.0%) Created with Grafikhuset CMYK PDF Creator for SOHC2 at Sony Human Capital.Zoom button Shoot images easily (Auto adjustment mode) 5 5 Using the control button Holding the camera Position the subject in the center of the focus frame. VGA 96 SAF 96 VGA SAF 10:30PM 2005 1 1 101-0029 Review 8/8 VGA RETURN VGA 96 SAF Using the flash for still images Shooting close-up (Macro) Checking the last image you shot (Quick Review) Using the self-timer Using the zoom • You cannot change the zoom scale while shooting a movie. • When the zoom scale exceeds 3×, the camera uses [Digital Zoom]. For details on the [Digital Zoom] settings and the image quality t “User’s Guide/Troubleshooting” (page 45) 2 Shoot with the shutter button. Still image: Press and hold halfway down to focus AE/AF lock indicator Flashing t lit/beeps Press fully down The shutter sounds. Movie: Press fully down To stop recording, press the shutter button fully down again. 96 VGA FINE F2.8 30 SA F AF range finder frame REC 00:00:02[00:10:48] STD 640 Zoom button Checking the last still image you shot (Quick Review) Pressb ( ) on the control button. To cancel, press b again. • The image may appear rough right after playback starts. • To delete the image, press (Delete) and select [Delete] with v on the control button, then press z. Selecting a flash mode for still images Before step 2, press v ( ) on the control button repeatedly until the desired mode is selected. • Shooting distance (when [ISO] is set to [Auto]) W side: Approx. 0.2 to 4.5 m (7 7/8 to 14 feet 9 1/4 inches) T side: Approx. 0.3 to 2.5 m (11 7/8 to 8 feet 2 1/2 inches) • The flash strobes twice. The first time is to adjust the light quantity. Shooting close-up (Macro) Before step 2, press B ( ) on the control button. To cancel, press B again. • Setting the zoom all the way to the W side is recommended. • The in-focus range becomes narrow, and the complete subject may not entirely be in focus. • The AF speed drops. Shortest shooting distance from the lens surface Setting all the way to the W side: Approx. 6 cm (2 3/8 inches) Setting all the way to the T side: Approx. 30 cm (11 7/8 inches) Using the self-timer Before step 2, press V ( ) on the control button. Press the shutter button, the self-timer lamp flashes, and a beep sounds until the shutter operates (approximately 10 seconds later). No indicator Strobes if it is dark or against light (default setting) Forced flash Slow synchro (Forced flash) The shutter speed is slow in a dark place to clearly shoot the background that is out of flash light. No flash SL Self-timer lamp If you shoot a still image of a subject that is difficult to focus on • If the subject is closer than approx. 50 cm (19 3/4 inches), use the Macro mode (left column). • When the camera cannot focus on the subject automatically, the AE/AF lock indicator changes to flashing slowly and the beep does not sound. Recompose the shot and focus again. Subjects difficult to focus on are: To identify items on the screen t “User’s Guide/Troubleshooting” (page 17) To turn off the LCD screen Press (Display/LCD on/off) repeatedly. Use the finder for saving battery power, or shooting images when it is difficult to confirm images using the LCD screen. –Distant from the camera and dark –The contrast between the subject and its background is poor. –Seen through glass –Moving fast –Reflect light or have a lustrous finish –Flashing –Against light button Shoot still images (Scene Selection) To cancel the Scene Selection Set the mode dial to other than the mode of Scene Selection. 1 Select the desired mode of Scene Selection ( , , , , , , ). • For details on modes, see below. 2 Shoot with the shutter button. Scene Selection modes The following modes are predetermined to match the scene conditions. *The shutter speed becomes slower, so using a tripod is recommended. To use the functions set by the control button with Scene Selection Before shooting in step 2, select the settings with the control button. Some functions are not available, depending on the Scene Selection mode. When you press the button to select functions that cannot be combined with Scene Selection, a beep sounds. t “User’s Guide/ Troubleshooting” (page 26) Twilight* Beach Shoots night scenes at a distance without losing the dark atmosphere of the surroundings. Shoots seasides or lakesides, the blue of the water clearly recorded. Twilight portrait* Landscape Shoots portraits in dark places. Shoots landscapes, etc., by focusing on a distant subject. Candle* Soft snap Shoot candlelit scenes, without spoiling the atmosphere. Shoots portraits of people, flowers, etc., with a gentle atmosphere. Snow Shoots whitish scenes brightly. View/delete images To delete images 1 Display the image you want to delete and press (delete). 2 Select [Delete] with v, then press z. To cancel the deletion Select [Exit], then press z. 6 6 1Select . 2 Select an image with b/B. Still image: the image size is displayed Movie: is displayed To play back a movie, press z. • Movies with the image size [160] are displayed a size smaller. Movie: BACK/NEXT 10:30PM 2005 1 1 101-0003 VOLUME VGA 3/9 00:00:03 10:30PM 2005 1 1 101 _ 0010 10/10 STD 640 STOP REV/CUE VOLUME Playback bar Rewind/Fast forward: b/B (Return to normal playback: z) Vo l u m e : v/V Stop playback: z B Control button button /b u t t o n button Delete Exit BACK/NEXT VGA 2/9 To view an enlarged image (playback zoom) While displaying a still image, press to zoom in on the image. To undo the zoom, press . Adjust the portion: v/V/b/B Cancel playback zoom: z To store enlarged images: [Trimming] t “User’s Guide/Troubleshooting” (page 43) Viewing an index screen Press (index), then select an image with v/V/b/B. To return to the single-image screen, press z. To display the next (previous) index screen, press b/B. To delete images in index mode 1 While an index screen is displayed, press (Delete) and select [Select] with v/V on the control button, then press z. 2 Select the image you want to delete with v/V/b/B, then press z to display the (Delete) indicator on the selected image. To cancel a selection Select an image you have previously selected for deletion, then press z to delete the indicator from the image. 3Press (Delete). 4 Select [OK] with B, then press z. • To delete all the images in the folder, select [All In This Folder] with v/V in step 1 instead of [Select], then press z. BACK/NEXT 10:30PM 2005 1 1 101-0003 VOLUME VGA 3/9 • SINGLE DISPLAY • SINGLE DISPLAY If you press again, the sixteen-image index screen appears. TO NEXT SELECT 1 Select a mode. Still image (auto adjustment mode): Select . Movie: Select . Control button (X:100.0%, Y:100.0%) Created with Grafikhuset CMYK PDF Creator for SOHC2 at Sony Human Capital.


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