Sony DSC-W30 Download Manual

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Digital Still Camera
User’s Guide/
Troubleshooting
Digital Still Camera
User’s Guide/
Troubleshooting
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“Read This First” (separate volume)
Explains the set-up and basic operations for shooting/playback with your camera.
Operating Instructions
Before operating the unit, please read this manual and
“Read This First” (separate volume) thoroughly, and retain it for future reference.
Owner’s Record
The model and serial numbers are located on the bottom.
Record the serial number in the space provided below.
Refer to these numbers whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product.
Model No. DSC-W30/W40/W50
Serial No. ___________________________
Enjoying the camera
Using the menu
Using the Setup screen
Using your computer
Printing still images
Connecting your camera to your TV
Troubleshooting
Others
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To reduce fire or shock hazard, do not expose the unit to rain or moisture.
WARNING
For Customers in the U.S.A.
This symbol is intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated “dangerous voltage” within the product's enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons.
This symbol is intended to alert the user to the presence of important operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the literature accompanying the appliance.3
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IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS
For your protection, please read these safety instructions completely before operating the appliance, and keep this manual for future reference.
Carefully observe all warnings, precautions and instructions on the appliance, or the one described in the operating instructions and adhere to them.
Power Sources
This set should be operated only from the type of power source indicated on the marking label. If you are not sure of the type of electrical power supplied to your home, consult your dealer or local power company. For those sets designed to operate from battery power, or other sources, refer to the operating instructions.
Polarization
This set may be equipped with a polarized ac power cord plug (a plug having one blade wider than the other).
This plug will fit into the power outlet only one way. This is a safety feature. If you are unable to insert the plug fully into the outlet, try reversing the plug. If the plug should still fail to fit, contact your electrician to have a suitable outlet installed.
Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized plug by forcing it in.
Overloading
Do not overload wall outlets, extension cords or convenience receptacles beyond their capacity, since this can result in fire or electric shock.
Object and Liquid Entry
Never push objects of any kind into the set through openings as they may touch dangerous voltage points or short out parts that could result in a fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of any kind on the set.
Attachments
Do not use attachments not recommended by the manufacturer, as they may cause hazards.
Cleaning
Unplug the set from the wall outlet before cleaning or polishing it. Do not use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use a cloth lightly dampened with water for cleaning the exterior of the set.
Water and Moisture
Do not use power-line operated sets near water – for example, near a bathtub, washbowl, kitchen sink, or laundry tub, in a wet basement, or near a swimming pool, etc.
Power-Cord Protection
Route the power cord so that it is not likely to be walked on or pinched by items placed upon or against them, paying particular attention to the plugs, receptacles, and the point where the cord exits from the appliance.
Accessories
Do not place the set on an unstable cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table. The set may fall, causing serious injury to a child or an adult, and serious damage to the set. Use only a cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table recommended by the manufacturer.
Ventilation
The slots and openings in the cabinet are provided for necessary ventilation. To ensure reliable operation of the set, and to protect it from overheating, these slots and openings must never be blocked or covered.
– Never cover the slots and openings with a cloth or other materials.
– Never block the slots and openings by placing the set on a bed, sofa, rug, or other similar surface.
– Never place the set in a confined space, such as a bookcase, or built-in cabinet, unless proper ventilation is provided.
– Do not place the set near or over a radiator or heat register, or where it is exposed to direct sunlight.
Use
Installation4
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Lightning
For added protection for this set during a lightning storm, or when it is left unattended and unused for long periods of time, unplug it from the wall outlet and disconnect the antenna or cable system.
This will prevent damage to the set due to lightning and power-line surges.
Damage Requiring Service
Unplug the set from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the following conditions:– When the power cord or plug is damaged or frayed.
– If liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the set.
– If the set has been exposed to rain or water.
– If the set has been subject to excessive shock by being dropped, or the cabinet has been damaged.
– If the set does not operate normally when following the operating instructions. Adjust only those controls that are specified in the operating instructions. Improper adjustment of other controls may result in damage and will often require extensive work by a qualified technician to restore the set to normal operation.
– When the set exhibits a distinct change in performance – this indicates a need for service.
Servicing
Do not attempt to service the set yourself as opening or removing covers may expose you to dangerous voltage or other hazards.
Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel.
Replacement parts
When replacement parts are required, be sure the service technician has used replacement parts specified by the manufacturer that have the same characteristics as the original parts.
Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire, electric shock, or other hazards.
Safety Check
Upon completion of any service or repairs to the set, as the service technician to perform routine safety checks (as specified by the manufacturer) to determine that the set is in safe operating condition.
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Read this first
Replace the battery with the specified type only. Otherwise, fire or injury may result.
RECYCLING LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES
Lithium-Ion batteries are recyclable.
You can help preserve our environment by returning your used rechargeable batteries to the collection and recycling location nearest you.
For more information regarding recycling of rechargeable batteries, call toll free
1-800-822-8837, or visit http://www.rbrc.org/
Caution: Do not handle damaged or leaking
Lithium-Ion batteries.
If you have any questions about this product, you may call: Sony Customer Information Services Center
1-800-222-SONY (7669)
The number below is for the FCC related matters only.
Regulatory Information
CAUTION
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not expressly approved in this manual could void your authority to operate this equipment.
CAUTION
For Customers in the U.S.A. and
Canada
For Customers in the U.S.A.
Declaration of Conformity
Trade Name: SONY
Model No.:DSC-W30, DSC-W40
Responsible Party: Sony Electronics Inc.
Address: 16530 Via Esprillo,
San Diego, CA 92127 U.S.A.
Telephone No.: 858-942-2230
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC
Rules. 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.
Declaration of Conformity
Trade Name: SONY
Model No.:DSC-W50
Responsible Party: Sony Electronics Inc.
Address: 16530 Via Esprillo,
San Diego, CA 92127 U.S.A.
Telephone No.: 858-942-2230
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC
Rules. 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.6
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Note:This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:– Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
– Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
– Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
– Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
The supplied interface cable must be used with the equipment in order to comply with the limits for a digital device pursuant to Subpart B of Part 15 of
FCC Rules.
This product has been tested and found compliant with the limits set out in the EMC Directive for using connection cables shorter than 3 meters (9.8 feet).
Attention
The electromagnetic fields at the specific frequencies may influence the picture and sound of this camera.
Notice
If static electricity or electromagnetism causes data transfer to discontinue midway (fail), restart the application or disconnect and connect the communication cable (USB, etc.) again.
Disposal of Old Electrical & Electronic
Equipment (Applicable in the
European Union and other European countries with separate collection systems)
This symbol on the product or on its packaging indicates that this product shall not be treated as household waste. Instead it shall be handed over to the applicable collection point for the recycling of electrical and electronic equipment. By ensuring this product is disposed of correctly, you will help prevent potential negative consequences for the environment and human health, which could otherwise be caused by inappropriate waste handling of this product. The recycling of materials will help to conserve natural resources.
For more detailed information about recycling of this product, please contact your local Civic
Office, your household waste disposal service or the shop where you purchased the product.
A moulded plug complying with BS 1363 is fitted to this equipment for your safety and convenience.
Should the fuse in the plug supplied need to be replaced, a fuse of the same rating as the supplied one and approved by ASTA or BSI to BS 1362,
(i.e., marked with an or mark) must be used.
If the plug supplied with this equipment has a detachable fuse cover, be sure to attach the fuse cover after you change the fuse. Never use the plug without the fuse cover. If you should lose the fuse cover, please contact your nearest Sony service station.
For Customers in Europe
Notice for customers in the
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Notes on using your camera
Types of “Memory Stick” that can be used (not supplied)
The IC recording medium used by this camera is a “Memory Stick Duo”. There are two types of “Memory Stick”.
“Memory Stick Duo”: you can use a
“Memory Stick Duo” with your camera.
“Memory Stick”: you cannot use a
“Memory Stick” with your camera.
Other memory cards cannot be used.
• For details on “Memory Stick Duo”, see page 95.
When using a “Memory Stick Duo” with “Memory Stick” compatible equipment
You can use the “Memory Stick Duo” by inserting it into the Memory Stick Duo
Adaptor (not supplied).
Memory Stick Duo Adaptor
Notes on the battery pack
• Charge the battery pack (supplied) before using the camera for the first time. (t step 1 in “Read
This First”)
• The battery pack can be charged even if it is not completely discharged. Also, even if the battery pack is not fully charged, you can use the partially charged capacity of the battery pack as is.
• If you do not intend to use the battery pack for a long time, use up the existing charge and remove it from your camera, then store it in a cool, dry place. This is to maintain the battery pack functions (page 97).
• For details on the usable battery pack, see page 97.
Carl Zeiss lens
This camera is equipped with a Carl Zeiss lens which is capable of reproducing sharp images with excellent contrast.
The lens for this camera has been produced under a quality assurance system certified by Carl Zeiss in accordance with the quality standards of Carl Zeiss in Germany.
No compensation for contents of the recording
• The contents of the recording cannot be compensated for if recording or playback is not possible due to a malfunction of your camera or recording media, etc.
Internal memory and “Memory Stick
Duo” back up
• Do not turn off the camera or remove the battery pack or “Memory Stick Duo” while the access lamp is lighted, as the internal memory data or
“Memory Stick Duo” data may be destroyed.
Always protect your data by making a back up copy. See page 26 for the data back up method.
Notes on recording/playback
• This camera is neither dust-proof, nor splash-proof, nor water-proof. Read “Precautions”
(page 99) before operating the camera.
• Before you record one-time events, make a trial recording to make sure that the camera is working correctly.
• Be careful not to get the camera wet. Water entering the inside of the camera may cause malfunctions which in some cases may not be repairable.
• Do not aim the camera at the sun or other bright light. This may cause irrecoverable damage to your eyes. Or it may cause the malfunction of your camera.
• Do not use the camera near a location that generates strong radio waves or emits radiation.
The camera may not be able to record or play back properly.8
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• Using the camera in sandy or dusty locations may cause malfunctions.
• If moisture condensation occurs, remove it before using the camera (page 99).
• Do not shake or strike the camera. In addition to malfunctions and an inability to record images, this may render the recording medium unusable, or cause image data breakdown, damage or loss.
• Clean the flash surface before use. The heat of flash emission may cause dirt on the flash surface to become discolored or to stick to the flash surface, resulting in insufficient light emission.
Notes on the LCD screen and lens
• The LCD screen is 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. These points are normal in the manufacturing process and do not affect the recording in any way.
• Exposing the LCD screen or the lens to direct sunlight for long periods may cause malfunctions. Be careful when placing the camera near a window or outdoors.
• Do not press against the LCD screen. The screen may be discolored and that may cause a malfunction.
• Images may trail across on the LCD screen in a cold location. This is not a malfunction.
• This camera is equipped with a power zoom lens. Be careful not to bump the lens, and be careful not to apply force to it.
On image data compatibility
• This camera conforms with DCF (Design rule for Camera File system) universal standard established by JEITA (Japan Electronics and
Information Technology Industries
Association).
• Playback of images recorded with your camera on other equipment and playback of images recorded or edited with other equipment on your camera are not guaranteed.
Warning on copyright
Television programs, films, videotapes, and other materials may be copyrighted. Unauthorized recording of such materials may be contrary to the provisions of the copyright laws.
The pictures used in this manual
The photographs used as examples of pictures in this manual are reproduced images, and are not actual images shot using this camera.
On illustrations
Illustrations used in this manual are of the
DSC-W50 unless noted otherwise.
Black, white, red, blue and green points9
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For full use of the digital still camera
Prepare the camera and shoot images easily
“Read This First” (separate volume)
1 Prepare the battery pack
2 Turn the camera on/set the clock
3 Insert a “Memory Stick Duo” (not supplied)
4 Select the image size for use
5 Shoot images easily (Auto adjustment mode)
Shoot still images (Scene Selection)
6 View/delete images
Get more friendly with your camera This manual
• Shoot with your favorite settings (Program auto shooting) t page 28
• Enjoy various shooting/playback using the menu t page 30
• Change the default settings t page 46
Connect your camera to a PC or a printer This manual
• Copy your images to a computer and enjoy editing them in various ways t page 56
• Print images by connecting your camera directly to a printer
(PictBridge compliant printers only) t page 7310
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Table of contents
Read this first ........... 5
Notes on using your camera ....... 7
Basic techniques for better images ............. 13
Focus – Focusing on a subject successfully............ 13
Exposure – Adjusting the light intensity .......... 14
Color – On the effects of lighting ....... 15
Quality – On “image quality” and “image size” ........ 15
Identifying parts ........... 17
Indicators on the screen............ 19
Changing the screen display..... 23
Number of still images and recording time of movies ........... 24
When you do not have a “Memory Stick Duo” (Recording with the internal memory).......... 26
Battery life and number of images that can be recorded/viewed ............ 27
Using the mode dial ............ 28
Using menu items .......... 30
Menu items .......... 31
Shooting menu............. 32
COLOR (Color Mode)
9 (Focus)
(Metering Mode)
WB (White Bal)
ISO
(P.Quality)
Mode (REC Mode)
(Interval)
(Flash Level)
(Contrast)
(Sharpness)
(Setup)
Enjoying the camera
Using the menu
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Viewing menu ..........39
(Folder)
- (Protect)
DPOF
(Print)
(Slide)
(Resize)
(Rotate)
(Divide)
(Setup)
Trimming
Using Setup items ..........46
Camera ......47
AF Mode
Digital Zoom
Function Guide
Red Eye Reduction
AF Illuminator
Auto Review
Internal Memory Tool ...........50
Format
Memory Stick Tool .........51
Format
Create REC. Folder
Change REC. Folder
Copy
Setup 1 .......53
LCD Backlight (DSC-W50 only)
Beep
Language
Initialize
Setup 2 .......54
File Number
USB Connect
Video Out
Clock Set
Using the Setup screen
1
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Enjoying your Windows computer .......... 56
Installing the software (supplied) .......... 58
Copying images to your computer ......... 59
Viewing image files stored on a computer with your camera (using a
“Memory Stick Duo”) ........... 65
Using the “Cyber-shot Viewer” (supplied) ........ 66
Using your Macintosh computer ........... 70
How to print still images............ 72
Printing images directly using a PictBridge compliant printer ........... 73
Printing at a shop......... 76
Viewing images on a TV screen ........... 78
Troubleshooting............ 80
Warning indicators and messages ......... 92
On the “Memory Stick” ......... 95
On the battery pack ............ 97
On the battery charger ......... 98
Precautions ............ 99
Specifications............. 101
Using your computer
Printing still images
Connecting your camera to your TV
Troubleshooting
Others
Index............ 10313
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Enjoying the camera
Basic techniques for better images
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.
To shoot a still image difficult to focus on t [Focus] (page 33)
If the image looks blurred even after focusing, it may be because of camera shake. t See
“Hints for preventing blur” (as follows).
Focus
Focusing on a subject successfully
Press the shutter button fully down straight away.
Press the shutter button halfway down.
AE/AF lock indicator
Flashing , lit/beeps
Then press the shutter button fully down.
Hints for preventing blur
Hold the camera steadily, keeping your arms at your side. Also, you can stabilize the camera by leaning against a tree or a building beside you. Using the 2-second delay self-timer or a tripod may be effective. Also, using the flash in dark places is also recommended.
Focus Exposure Color Quality
This section describes the basics so you can enjoy your camera. It tells you how to use various camera functions such as the mode dial (page 28), the menus (page 30), and so on.14
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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.
Adjusting the ISO sensitivity
ISO is unit of measurement (sensitivity), estimating how much light an image pickup device
(equivalent to photo films) receives. Even when the exposure is the same, images differ depending on the ISO sensitivity.
To adjust the ISO sensitivity t page 35
Exposure
Adjusting the light intensity
Overexposure
= too much light
Whitish image
The exposure is automatically set to the proper value in the auto adjustment mode.
However, you can adjust it manually using the functions below.
Adjusting EV:Allows you to adjust the exposure that has been determined by the camera. t step 5 in “Read This First”
Metering Mode:Allows you to change the part of the subject to be measured to determine the exposure. t page 34
Correct exposure
Underexposure
= too little light
Darker image
High ISO sensitivity
Records a bright image even when shooting in a dark location.
However, the image tends to become noisy.
Low ISO sensitivity
Records a smoother image.
However, when the exposure is insufficient, the image may become darker.
Shutter speed = Length of time the camera receives light
Aperture = Size of the opening allowing light to pass through
ISO = Recording sensitivity
Exposure:15
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The apparent color of the subject is affected by the lighting conditions.
Example: The color of an image affected by light sources
The color tones are adjusted automatically in the auto adjustment mode.
However, you can adjust color tones manually with [White Bal] (page 35).
A digital image is made up of a collection of small dots called pixels.
If it contains a large number of pixels, the picture 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 computer screen.
Description of the pixels and the image size
Color
On the effects of lighting
Weather/lighting Daylight Cloudy Fluorescent Incandescent
Characteristics of light White (standard) Bluish Blue-tinged Reddish
Quality
On “image quality” and “image size”
1 Image size: 6M
2816 pixels × 2112 pixels = 5,947,392 pixels
2 Image size: VGA
640 pixels × 480 pixels = 307,200 pixels
2816
2112
480
640
Pixels16
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Selecting the image size for use (t step 4 in “Read This First”)
The default settings are marked with .
1)
Images are recorded in the same 3:2 aspect ratio as photograph printing paper or postcards, etc.
2)
Both edges of the image may be cut off when printing (page 89).
3)
By using a Memory Stick slot or USB connection, you can enjoy higher quality images.
• The larger the image size, the higher the quality is.
• The more frames per second you played back, the smoother playback can be.
Selecting the image quality (compression ratio) in combination (page 36)
You can select the compression ratio when digital images are saved. When you select a high compression ratio, the image lacks the fineness of detail, but has a smaller file size.
Pixel
Many pixels (Fine image quality and large file size)
Example: Printing in up to A4 size
Few pixels (Rough image quality but small file size)
Example: An attached image to be sent by e-mail
Image size Usage guidelines
6M (2816×2112) Larger
Smaller
Up to A4/8×10"print
3:2
1)
(2816×1872) Match 3:2 Aspect Ratio
3M (2048×1536) Up to 13×18cm/5×7"print
2M (1632×1224) Up to 10×15cm/4×6"print
VGA (640×480) For E-mail
16:9
2)
(1920×1080) Display On 16:9 HDTV
3)
Movie image size Frame/Second Usage guidelines
640(Fine) (640×480) Approx. 30 Display on TV (high quality)
640(Standard) (640×480) Approx. 17 Display on TV (standard)
160 (160×112) Approx. 8 For E-mail17
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Identifying parts
See the pages in parentheses for details of operation.
A Shutter button (t step 5 in “Read This
First”)
B For shooting: Zoom (W/T) lever
(t step 5 in “Read This First”)
For viewing: / (Playback zoom) lever/ (Index) lever (t step 6 in
“Read This First”)
C Finder window
D Lens
E POWER button/POWER lamp (t step
2 in “Read This First”)
F Microphone
G Flash (t step 5 in “Read This First”)
H Self-timer lamp (t step 5 in “Read This
First”)/AF illuminator (49)
A AE/AF lock lamp/Self-timer lamp
(green) (t step 5 in “Read This First”)
B Flash charging lamp/Record lamp
(orange) (t step 5 in “Read This
First”)
C Speaker
D Finder (t step 5 in “Read This First”)
E LCD screen (23)
F (Screen display switch) button (23)
G MENU button (30)
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
A
B
C
D
E
F
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H (Playback) button (t step 6 in
“Read This First”)
I DC IN jack
When using an AC-LS5K AC Adaptor
(not supplied)
For details, refer to the operation manual supplied with the AC adaptor.
• If you connect the AC-LS5K AC Adaptor, you cannot charge the battery pack. For battery charging, use the battery charger. t step 1 in “Read This First”
J DC IN jack cover
K Mode dial (28)
L Hook for wrist (neck) strap (t “Read
This First”)
M Control button
Menu on: v/V/b/B/z (t step 2 in
“Read This First”)
M e n u o f f : /// ( t step 5 in
“Read This First”)
N (Image Size/Delete) button
(t step 4 and 6 in “Read This First”)
O Tripod receptacle (bottom)
• Use a tripod with a screw length of less than
5.5 mm (7/32 inch). You will be unable to firmly secure the camera to tripods having screws longer than 5.5 mm (7/32 inch), and may damage the camera.
• After use, remove the camera from the tripod.
P Battery/“Memory Stick Duo” cover (t step 1 and 3 in “Read This First”)
Q Access lamp (t step 4 in “Read This
First”)
R “Memory Stick Duo” slot
(t step 3 in “Read This First”)
S Battery insertion slot
(t step 1 in “Read This First”)
T Battery eject lever
(t step 1 in “Read This First”)
U Multi connector (bottom) (DSC-W50)
V A/V OUT jack (DSC-W30/W40)
W Jack cover (DSC-W30/W40)
X (USB) jack (DSC-W30/W40)
1
2 To DC IN jack
3 To wall outletv mark
2 To DC
IN jack
1v mark
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Indicators on the screen
See the pages in parentheses for details of operation.
When shooting still images
When shooting movies
A
B
Display Indication
Battery remaining (t step
1 in “Read This First”)z AE/AF lock (t step 5 in
“Read This First”)
Recording mode (28, 36)
White balance (35)
STBY
REC
Standby/Recording a movie
(t step 5 in “Read This
First”)
Mode dial (Scene
Selection) (t step 5 in
“Read This First”)
1
2
3
4
5
1
2
3
4
5
M
WB
Mode dial (Program auto shooting) (28)
Camera mode (t step 5 in
“Read This First”)
Flash mode (t step 5 in
“Read This First”)
Flash charging
Zoom scaling (t 47, step 5 in “Read This First”)
Red-eye reduction (48)
Sharpness (38)
Contrast (38)
AF illuminator (49)
Metering mode (34)
RICH
NATURAL
SEPIA B&W
Color mode (32)
Display Indication
Macro (t step 5 in “Read
This First”)
AF mode (47)
AF range finder frame indicator (33)
1.0m Focus preset distance (33)
Exposure value scale bar
(t step 5 in “Read This
First”)
• The display is changed, depending on the position of the mode dial (shown left).
VDarker vBrighter
Exposure value guide (t step 5 in “Read This First”)
Display Indication
SL
1.3
ON
S AF M AF
Image Brightness(EV) EV20
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C
D
E
Display Indication
Image size (t step 4 in
“Read This First”)
• is displayed only when the Multi Burst is activated.
FINE STD Image quality (36)
Recording folder (51)
• This does not appear when using internal memory.
Remaining internal memory capacity (24)
Remaining “Memory
Stick” capacity (24)
00:00:00
[00:28:05]
Recording time [maximum recordable time] (25)
1/30" Multi Burst interval (38)
400 Remaining number of recordable images (24)
Self-timer (t step 5 in
“Read This First”)
C:32:00 Self-diagnosis display (92)
ISO number (35)
Display Indication
Vibration warning (13)
• Indicates vibration may prevent you from shooting clear images due to insufficient lighting. Even if the vibration warning appears, you can still shoot images. However, we recommend that you use the flash for better lighting or using a tripod or other means to stabilize the camera.
E Low battery warning (27,
92)
+ Spot metering cross hair
(34)
3:2 6M 3M
1M VGA
16:9
FINE
640
STD
640
160
1M
101
AF range finder frame (33)
Display Indication
Histogram (23)
NR slow shutter
• When using certain shutter speeds*, the NR slow shutter function activates automatically to reduce the picture noise.
* When [ISO] is set to
[Auto], [80] to [200]: the shutter speed is equal to or slower than 1/6 second.
When [ISO] is set to
[400] to [1000] or the mode dial is set to
(High sensitivity mode): the shutter speed is equal to or slower than 1/25 second.
125 Shutter speed
F3.5 Aperture value
+2.0EV Exposure V alue (t step5 in
“Read This First”)
(not displayed on the screen on the previous page)
Menu (30)
Display Indication21
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When playing back still images
When playing back movies
A
B
BACK/NEXT VOLUME
1
2
3
4
5
1
2
3
4
5
Display Indication
Battery remaining (t step
1 in “Read This First”)
Recording mode (28, 36)
Image size (t step 4 in
“Read This First”)
Playback mode (t step 6 in “Read This First”)
- Protect (40)
Print order (DPOF) mark
(76)
Change folder (39)
• This does not appear when using internal memory.
Zoom scaling (t step 6 in
“Read This First”)
Step
12/16
Frame by frame playback
(36)
N Playback (t step 6 in
“Read This First”)
Vo l u m e (t step 6 in “Read
This First”)
Display Indication
101-0012 Folder-file number (39)
Playback bar (t step 6 in
“Read This First”)
M
3:2 6M 3M
1M VGA
16:9
FINE
640
STD
640
160
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C
D
E
Display Indication
PictBridge connecting (74)
Recording folder (51)
• This does not appear when using internal memory.
Playback folder (39)
• This does not appear when using internal memory.
Remaining internal memory capacity (24)
Remaining “Memory
Stick” capacity (24)
8/8 12/12 Image number/Number of images recorded in selected folder
C:32:00 Self-diagnosis display (92)
00:00:12 Counter (t step 6 in “Read
This First”)
Display Indication
PictBridge connecting (75)
• Do not disconnect the cable for multi-use terminal (DSC-W50)/
USB cable (DSC-W30/
W40), while the icon is displayed.
+2.0EV Exposure V alue (t step5 in
“Read This First”)
ISO number (35)
Metering mode (34)
Flash
White balance (35)
500 Shutter speed
F3.5 Aperture value
Playback image (t step 6 in “Read This First”)
101
101
WB
Display Indication
Histogram (23)
• appears when histogram display is disabled.
2006 1 1
9:30 AM
Recorded date/time of the playback image
Menu (30)z PAUSEz PLAY
Playing back Multi Burst images in series (36)
BACK/
NEXT
Select images
VOLUME Adjust volume
DPOF23
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Changing the screen display
Each time you press the (Screen display switch) button, the display changes as follows.
• By pressing (Screen display switch) button longer, you can brighten the LCD backlight.
(DSC-W50 only) t step 5 in “Read This First”
• When you set the histogram display to on, image information is displayed during playback.
• The histogram does not appear in the following situations:While shooting
– When the menu is displayed.
– When recording movies
During playback
– When the menu is displayed.
– In index mode
– When you are using playback zoom.
– When you are rotating still images.
– During playback of movies
• During image playback, you cannot turn the
LCD screen off.
• A large difference in the histogram displayed when shooting and during playback may occur when:– The flash strobes.
– The shutter speed is slow or high.
• The histogram may not appear for images recorded using other cameras.
Histogram display
LCD screen off
Histogram on
Indicators off
Indicators onz Using a histogram
A histogram is a graph showing the brightness of an image. Set the mode dial to , , or Scene
Selection, then press (Screen display switch) repeatedly to display the histogram inside the screen. The graph display indicates a bright image when skewed to the right side, and a dark image when skewed to the left side. Adjust the exposure while checking it with the histogram (t step 5 in
“Read This First”).
A Number of pixels
B Brightness
• The histogram also appears when playing back a single image, but you cannot adjust the exposure.
Bright Dark
A
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Number of still images and recording time of movies
The tables show the approximate number of still images and the length of time for movies that can be recorded on a “Memory Stick Duo” formatted with this camera. The values may vary depending on the shooting conditions.
The number of still images (The image quality is [Fine] on the upper line and
[Standard] on the lower line.) (Units: Images)
• The number of images listed is for when [Mode] is set to [Normal].
• When the number of remaining shootable images is greater than 9,999, the “>9999” indicator appears.
• You can resize the images later ([Resize], page 42).
Capacity
Size
32MB/
Internal memory
64MB 128MB 256MB 512MB 1GB 2GB
6M 10 21 42 77 157 322 660
19 39 79 142 290 592 1215
3 : 2 1 02 14 27 71 5 73 2 26 6 0
19 39 79 142 290 592 1215
3M 20 41 82 148 302 617 1266
37 74 149 264 537 1097 2250
2M 33 66 133 238 484 988 2025
61 123 246 446 907 1852 3798
VGA 196 394 790 1428 2904 5928 12154
491 985 1975 3571 7261 14821 30385
16:9 33 66 133 238 484 988 2025
61 123 246 446 907 1852 379825
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The recording time of movies (Units: hour : minute : second)
• Movies with the size set to [640(Fine)] can only be recorded on a “Memory Stick PRO Duo”.
• For image size and image quality, see page 15.
• When images recorded using earlier Sony models are played back on this camera, the display may differ from the actual image size.
Capacity
Size
32MB/
Internal memory
64MB 128MB 256MB 512MB 1GB 2GB
640(Fine) – – – 0:02:57 0:06:02 0:12:20 0:25:18
640(Standard) 0:01:27 0:02:56 0:05:54 0:10:42 0:21:47 0:44:27 1:31:09
160 0:22:42 0:45:39 1:31:33 2:51:21 5:47:05 11:44:22 24:18:2526
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When you do not have a “Memory Stick Duo”
(Recording with the internal memory)
The camera has 32 MB of internal memory. This memory is not removable. Even when there is no “Memory Stick Duo” inserted in the camera, you can record images using this internal memory.
• Movies with the image size set to [640(Fine)] cannot be recorded using the internal memory.
We recommend that you copy (back up) data without fail using one of the following methods.
To copy (back up) data on a “Memory Stick Duo”
Prepare a “Memory Stick Duo” with a capacity of 32 MB or more, then perform the procedure explained in [Copy] (page 52).
To copy (back up) data on a hard disc of your computer
Perform the procedure on pages 59 to 61 without a “Memory Stick Duo” inserted in the camera.
• You cannot move image data on a “Memory Stick Duo” to the internal memory.
• Y ou can copy data stored in the internal memory to a computer via a USB connection between a computer and your camera, but you cannot copy data on a computer to the internal memory.
When a “Memory Stick Duo” is inserted
[Recording]: Images are recorded on the “Memory Stick
Duo”.
[Playback]: Images on the “Memory Stick Duo” are played back.
[Menu, Setup, etc.]: V arious functions can be performed on images on the “Memory Stick Duo”.
When there is no “Memory Stick Duo” inserted
[Recording]: Images are recorded using the internal memory.
[Playback]: Images stored in the internal memory are played back.
[Menu, Setup, etc.]: V arious functions can be performed on images in the internal memory.
On image data stored in the internal memory
Internal memory
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Battery life and number of images that can be recorded/viewed
The tables show the approximate number of images that can be recorded/viewed and the battery life when you shoot images in
[Normal] mode with the battery pack
(supplied) at full capacity and at an ambient temperature of 25°C (77°F). The numbers of images that can be recorded or viewed take into account changing the “Memory
Stick Duo” as necessary.
Note that the actual numbers may be less than those indicated depending on the conditions of use.
• The battery capacity decreases as the number of uses increases and also over time (page 97).
• The number of images that can be recorded/viewed and the battery life are decreased under the following conditions:– The surrounding temperature is low.
– The flash is used frequently.
– The camera has been turned on and off many times.
– The zoom is used frequently.
– The brightness of LCD backlight is set to up
(DSC-W50).
– [AF Mode] is set to [Monitor].
– The battery power is low.
When shooting still images
• Shooting in the following situations:– (P.Quality) is set to [Fine].
– [AF Mode] is set to [Single].
– Shooting once every 30 seconds.
– The zoom is switched alternately between the
W and T ends.
– The flash strobes once every two times.
– The power turns on and off once every ten times.
• The measurement method is based on the CIPA standard.
(CIPA: Camera & Imaging Products
Association)
• The number of shooting images/battery life does not change, regardless of image size.
When viewing still images
• Viewing single images in order at about three second intervals
When shooting movies
• Shooting movies continuously with an image size of [160]
LCD screen
No. of images Battery life (min.)
DSC-W50
On Approx. 390 Approx. 195
Off Approx. 500 Approx. 250
DSC-W30/W40
On Approx. 400 Approx. 200
Off Approx. 510 Approx. 255
No. of images Battery life (min.)
DSC-W50
Approx. 8000 Approx. 400
DSC-W30/W40
Approx. 8000 Approx. 400
LCD screen on LCD screen off
DSC-W50
Approx. 190 Approx. 240
DSC-W30/W40
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Using the mode dial
Set the mode dial to the desired function.
In this Operating Instructions, the available mode dial setting is shown as follows.
Still image shooting modes: Auto Adjustment mode
Allows easy shooting with the settings adjusted automatically. t step 5 in “Read
This First”: Program Auto mode
Allows you to shoot with the exposure adjusted automatically (both the shutter speed and the aperture value). Also you can select various settings using the menu.
(For details on the functions available t page 31): Scene Selection mode
Allows you to shoot with preset settings according to the scene. t step 5 in
“Read This First”
Mode dial
Control button: Shooting moviest step 5 in “Read This First”
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Scene Selection
For details t step 5 in “Read This First”
For shooting an image appropriately according to the scene condition, a combination of functions is determined by the camera.
( : you can select the desired setting)
Macro Flash
AF range finder
Focus preset
White
Balance
Flash level
Burst/
Multi Burst

—— —
Auto/ —
/
/
— /
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Using the menu
Using menu items
1 Recording: Turn on the camera, then set the mode dial.
Playback: Press .
Different items are available depending on the position of the mode dial and Recording/Playback mode.
2 Press MENU to display the menu.
3 Select the desired menu item with b/B on the control button.
• If the desired item is invisible, keep pressing b/B until the item appears on the screen.
• Press z after selecting an item in the Playback mode.
4 Select the setting with v/V.
The setting you select is zoomed and is set.
5 Press MENU to turn off the menu.
• If there is an item that is not displayed, an v/V mark appears on the edges of the location where menu items usually appear. To display an item that is not displayed, select the mark with the control button.
• You cannot set items that are not available to select.v/V/b/B buttonz button
Mode dial
Control button
MENU buttonbutton
100
200
400
ISO
Auto
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Menu items
Menu for shooting (page 32)
The menu items available vary depending on the mode dial position. Only the available items are displayed on the screen.
Menu for viewing (page 39)
(Folder) - (Protect)
DPOF (Print)
(Slide) (Resize)
(Rotate) (Divide)
(Setup) Trimming**
* The operation is limited according to the Scene mode (page 29).
**Available only during playback zoom.
( : available)
Mode dial position: Scene
COLOR (Color Mode) — —
9 (Focus) —
(Metering Mode) —
WB (White Bal) —
ISO — —
(P.Quality) — —
Mode (REC Mode) —
(Interval) — * —
(Flash Level) — * —
(Contrast) — — —
(Sharpness) — — —
(Setup)
M32
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Shooting menu
The default settings are marked with .
You can change the brightness of the image, accompanied by effects.
• You can select only [B&W] and [Sepia] when shooting movies.
• When [Multi Burst] is selected, the color mode is set to [Normal].
COLOR (Color Mode)
B&W (B & W) Sets the image to monochromatic color
Sepia (SEPIA) Sets the image to sepia color
Natural (NATURAL) Sets the image to quiet color
Rich (RICH) Sets the image to bright color
Normal33
Using the menu
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You can change the focus method. Use the menu when it is difficult to get the proper focus in auto focus mode.
• AF stands for Auto Focus.
• Distance setting information in “Focus preset” is approximate. If you point the lens up or down, the error increases.
• When you are shooting movies, [Multi AF] is recommended as the AF works even with a certain amount of vibration.
• When you use Digital Zoom or AF Illuminator, priority AF movement is given to subjects in or near the center of the frame. In this case the or indicator flashes and the AF range finder frame is not displayed.
• Some options are not available depending on the Scene mode (page 29).
9 (Focus)
(unlimited distance) Focuses on the subject using a previously set distance to the subject. (Focus preset)
• When shooting a subject through a net or through window glass, it is difficult to get the proper focus in auto focus mode. In these cases, use of [Focus] is convenient.
7.0m
3.0m
1.0m
0.5m
Center AF
()
Focuses automatically on a subject in the center of the finder frame.
• Using this with the AF lock function lets you shoot in the desired image composition.
Multi AF
(Multipoint AF)
(Still image )
(Movie )
Focuses automatically on a subject in all ranges of the finder frame.
• This mode is useful when the subject is not in the center of the frame.
AF range finder frame
AF range finder frame indicator
AF range finder frame
AF range finder frame indicator34
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When shooting with the subject at the edge of the frame (or the screen), or when using [Center AF], the camera may not focus on a subject at the edge of the frame. In such cases, do as follows.
1 Recompose the shot so that the subject is centered in the AF range finder, and press the shutter button halfway down to focus on the subject (AF lock).
As long as you do not press the shutter button fully down, you can retry the procedure as many times as you want.
2 When the AE/AF lock indicator stops flashing and remains on, return to the fully composed shot, and press the shutter button fully down.
Selects the metering mode that sets which part of the subject to measure to determine the exposure.
• For details on the exposure t page 14
• When using spot metering or center-weighted metering, setting [9] (Focus) to [Center AF] is recommended to focus on the metering position (page 33).
(Metering Mode)
Spot (Spot metering)
()
Measures only a part of the subject.
• This function is useful when the subject is backlit or when there is strong contrast between the subject and the background.
Center (Center-weighted metering) ( )
Measures the center of the image, and determines the exposure based on the brightness of the subject there.
Multi (Multi-pattern metering)
Divides into multiple regions and measures each region. The camera determines a well-balanced exposure.
AE/AF lock indicator
AF range finder frame
Spot metering cross hairs
Positions on the subject35
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Adjusts the color tones according to the lighting condition in a situation, for example, when the colors of an image look strange.
• For details on the white balance t page 15
• Under fluorescent lights that flicker, the white balance function may not work correctly even though you select [Fluorescent] ( ).
• Except in [Flash] ( ) modes, [WB] is set to [Auto] when the flash strobes.
• Some options are not available depending on the Scene mode (page 29).
Selects a luminous sensitivity with units of ISO. The larger the number, the higher the sensitivity.
• For details on the ISO sensitivity t page 14
• Note that the image tends to become noisier as the ISO sensitivity number increases.
• [ISO] is set to [Auto] in the Scene mode.
WB (White Bal)
Flash ( ) Adjusts for the flash conditions.
• You cannot select this item when shooting movies.
Incandescent (n) Adjusts for places where the lighting conditions change quickly such as at a party hall, or under bright lighting such as at photography studios.
Fluorescent ( ) Adjusts for fluorescent lighting.
Cloudy ( ) Adjusts for a cloudy sky.
Daylight ( ) Adjusts for outdoors, shooting night scenes, neon signs, fireworks, or sunrise, or conditions before and after sundown.
Auto Adjusts the White Balance automatically.
ISO
1000 Select a large number when shooting in dark locations or shooting a subject moving at high speed, or select a small number to obtain high image quality.
800
400
200
100
80
Auto
WB
WB36
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Selects the still image quality.
• For details on the image quality t page 15
Selects whether the camera performs continuous shooting or not when you press the shutter button.
On the [Multi Burst]
• You can successively play back images shot in the Multi Burst mode using the following procedures:– To pause/resume: Press z on the control button.
– To play back frame-by-frame: Press b/B in pause mode. Press z to resume playback in series.
• You cannot use the following functions in the Multi Burst mode:– Smart zoom
–F l a s h
– Dividing a series of images shot in the Multi Burst mode
– Deleting a frame in a series of images shot in the Multi Burst mode
– Setting the frame interval to a mode other than [1/30] when the mode dial is set to
• When playing back a series of images shot in the Multi Burst mode using a computer or a camera not equipped with the Multi Burst function, the image is displayed as a single image with 16 frames.
• The image size of images shot in the Multi Burst mode is 1M.
• You may not be able to shoot images in the Multi Burst mode depending on the Scene mode (page 29).
(P .Quality)
Fine (FINE) Records with high quality (low compression).
Standard (STD) Records with standard quality (high compression).
Mode (REC Mode)
Multi Burst ( ) Records 16 frames in succession as a still image file when you press the shutter button.
• This is convenient for checking your form in sports, for example.
• Y ou can select the Multi Burst shutter interval in [Interval] mode
(page 38).
Burst ( ) Records the maximum number of images in succession (refer to the following table) when you press and hold down the shutter button.
• When “Recording” disappears, you can shoot the next image.
Normal Does not shoot continuously.
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On the [Burst]
• The flash is set to (Flash forced off).
• When recording with the self timer, a series of a maximum of five images is recorded.
• When the battery level is low, or when the internal memory or “Memory Stick Duo” is full, the Burst stops.
• You may not be able to shoot images in the Burst mode depending on the Scene mode (page 29).
• The recording interval is approximately 0.7 seconds.
The maximum number of continuous shots
(Units: images)
Quality
Size
Fine Standard
6M 3 4
3:2 3 4
3M 5 8
2M 7 13
VGA 40 98
16:9 7 1338
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Selects the frame interval in the [Multi Burst] mode (page 36).
Adjusts the amount of flash light.
• To change flash mode t step 5 in “Read This First”
Adjusts the contrast of the image.
Adjusts the sharpness of the image.
See page 46.
(Interval)
1/7.5 (1/7.5") • Select [Multi Burst] with [Mode] first, set the desired setting for
[Interval]. When you select a function other than [Multi Burst], this function is unavailable.
1/15 (1/15")
1/30 (1/30")
(Flash Level)
+ ( +) Toward +: Makes the flash level higher.
Normal
– ( –) Toward –: Makes the flash level lower.
(Contrast)
+ ( ) Toward +: Enhances the contrast.
Normal
– ( ) Toward –: Reduces the contrast.
(Sharpness)
+ ( ) Toward +: Sharpens the image.
Normal
– ( ) Toward –: Softens the image.
(Setup)
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Viewing menu
The default settings are marked with .
Selects the folder containing the image you want to play back when using the camera with
“Memory Stick Duo”.
1 Select the desired folder with b/B on the control button.
2 Select [OK] with v, then press z.z On the folder
The camera stores images in a specified folder of a “Memory Stick Duo” (page 51). You can change the folder or create a new one.
• To create a new folder t [Create REC. Folder] (page 51)
• To change the folder for recording images t [Change REC. Folder] (page 52)
• When multiple folders are created in the “Memory Stick Duo” and the first or last image in the folder is displayed, the following indicators appear.: Moves to the previous folder.: Moves to the next folder.: Moves to either the previous and next folders.
(Folder)
OK See the following procedure.
Cancel Cancels the selection.
BACK/NEXT
Select Folder
Cancel
OK
Folder Name:102 2/2
Created:No. Of Files:2006
102MSDCF
9
111 : :05:34AM40
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Protects images against accidental erasure.
To protect images in single-image mode
1 Display the image you want to protect.
2 Press MENU to display the menu.
3 Select [-] (Protect) with b/B on the control button, then press z.
The image is protected and the - (protect) indicator appears on the image.
4 To protect other images, select the desired image with b/B, then press z.
To protect images in index mode
1 Slide (Index) lever to display the index screen.
2 Press MENU to display the menu.
3 Select [-] (Protect) with b/B on the control button, then press z.
4 Select [Select] with v/V, then press z.
5 Select the image you want to protect with v/V/b/B, then press z.
A green - indicator appears on the selected image.
6 Repeat step 5 to protect other images.
7 Press MENU.
8 Select [OK] with B, then press z.
The - indicator turns white. The selected images are protected.
• To protect all images in the folder, select [All In This Folder] in step 4, and press z. Select [On] with B, then press z.
- (Protect)
Protect (-) See the following procedure.
Exit Exits the Protection function.
VGA
2/9
Protect
Exit
BACK/NEXT
-
TO NEXT MENU
• SELECT
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To cancel the protection
In single-image mode
Press z in step 3 or 4 of “To protect images in single-image mode.”
In index mode
1 Select the image for which you want to remove protection in step 5 of “To protect images in index mode.”
2 Press z to turn the - indicator gray.
3 Repeat the operation above for all images to be unprotected.
4 Press MENU, select [OK] with B, and then press z.
To cancel protection of all images in the folder
Select [All In This Folder] in step 4 of “To protect images in index mode,” and press z.
Select [Off] with B, then press z.
• Note that formatting the internal memory or “Memory Stick Duo” erases all the data stored on the recording media, even if images are protected, and these images cannot be recovered.
• It may take some time to protect an image.
Adds a (Print order) mark to images you want to print (page 76).
See page 73.
Plays back recorded images in order (Slide show).
Interval
DPOF
(Print)
(Slide)
3 sec Sets the slide show interval.
5 sec
10 sec
30 sec
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Repeat
Image
1 Select [Interval], [Repeat] and [Image] with v/V/b/B on the control button.
2 Select [Start] with V/B, then press z.
The slide show starts.
To end the slide show, press z to pause the slide show. Select [Exit] with V , then press z.
• When pausing during the slide show, you can display the previous/next image with b/B.
• The interval time is just a guideline, so it may vary depending on the image size, etc.
You can change the image size of a recorded image (Resize), and save it as a new file. The original image is retained even after resizing.
1 Display the image you want to resize.
2 Press MENU to display the menu.
3 Select [ ] (Resize) with b/B on the control button, then press z.
4 Select the desired size with v/V, then press z.
The resized image is recorded in the recording folder as the newest file.
On Plays back images in a continuous loop.
Off After all the images have been played back, the slide show ends.
Folder Plays back all images in the selected folder.
All Plays back all images stored on the “Memory Stick Duo”.
Start See the following procedure.
Cancel Cancels the slide show.
(Resize)
6M
The setting size is just a guideline.t step 4 in “Read This First”
3M
2M
VGA
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• For details on [Image Size] t step 4 in “Read This First”
• You cannot change the size of movies or Multi Burst images.
• When you change from a small size to a large size, the image quality deteriorates.
• You cannot resize the image size to [3:2] or [16:9].
• When you resize a [3:2] or [16:9] image, the upper and lower black portions will be displayed on the image.
Rotates a still image.
1 Display the image to be rotated.
2 Press MENU to display the menu.
3 Select [ ] (Rotate) with b/B on the control button, then press z.
4 Select [ ] with v, then rotate the image with b/B.
5 Select [OK] with v/V, then press z.
• You cannot rotate protected images, movies, or Multi Burst images.
• You may not be able to rotate images shot with other cameras.
• When viewing images on a computer, the image rotation information may not be reflected depending on the software.
Cuts movies, or deletes unnecessary portions of movies. This is the recommend

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