Sony DSLR-A100 Download Manual

DSLR-A100 2-681-187-12 (1)
2-681-187-12 (1)
Before your operation
Using the shooting functions
Using the viewing functions
Using the menu
Using your computer
Printing images
Troubleshooting
Others
Index
2006 Sony Corporation
100
DSLR-A100
Digital Single Lens Refex Camera
User’s Guide/
Troubleshooting
Printed in Malaysia
Printed on 100% recycled paper using VOC
(V olatile Organic Compound)-free vegetableoil based ink.
Additional information on this product and answers to frequently asked questions can be found at our Customer Support Website.
“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 Sonydealer regarding this product.
Model No. DSLR-A100
Serial No. ___________________________2
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
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
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, ask the service technician to perform routine safety checks (as specified by the manufacturer) to determine that the set is in safe operating condition.
Service5
Read this first
Replace the battery with the specified typeonly. 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.
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.
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.: DSLR-A100
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
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.
For the Customers in the U.S.A. and
Canada
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.
THIS CLASS B DIGITAL APPARATUS
COMPLIES WITH CANADIAN ICES-003.
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 unit.
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.
Memory Stick Duo Adaptor for
CF slot
For Customers in Europe
Notice for customers in the
United Kingdom7
Notes on using your camera
Types of “Memory Stick” that can be used (not supplied)
There are two types of “Memory Stick”.
“Memory Stick”: you cannot use a
“Memory Stick” with your camera.
“Memory Stick Duo”: Inserting a
“Memory Stick Duo” into a Memory
Stick Duo Adaptor for CF slot
(supplied).
When using a “Memory Stick Duo” with the write-protect switch, set the switch to the recording position.
For details on “Memory Stick”, see page 139.
Notes on the battery pack
Charge the NP-FM55H (supplied) battery pack before using the camera for the first time.
(t step 1 in “Read This First”)
The battery pack can be ch arged 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 142).
For details on the battery pack, see page 142.
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.
Back up recommendation
To avoid the potential risk of data loss, always copy (back up) data to other medium.
Notes on recording/playback
This camera is neither dust-proof, nor splash-proof, nor water-proof. Read “Precautions”
(page 147) 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 look at the sun or a strong light through a removed lens or the viewfinder. This may cause irrecoverable damage to your eyes. Or it may cause a 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.
Using the camera in sandy or dusty locations may cause malfunctions.
If moisture condensation occurs, remove it before using the camera (page 147).
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.
Keep the camera, supplied accessories, etc., out of the reach of children. The battery pack, the shoe cap, etc., may be swallowed. If such a problem occurs, consult a doctor immediately.8
Notes on the LCD monitor and lens
The LCD monitor 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 monitor. These points are normal in the manufacturing process and do not affect the images in any way.
Do not expose the camera to direct sunlight. If sunlight is focused on a nearby object, it may cause a fire. When you must place the camera under direct sunlight, attach the lens cap.
Images may trail across on the LCD monitor in a cold location. This is not a malfunction. When turning on the camera in a cold location, the
LCD monitor may become temporarily dark.
When the camera warms up, the monitor will function normally.
Do not press against the LCD monitor. The monitor may be discolored and that may cause a malfunction.
On focal length
The picture angle of this camera is narrower than that of a 35 mm-format film camera. You can find the approximate equivalent of the focal length of a
35 mm-format film camera, and shoot with the same picture angle, by increasing the focal length of your lens by half.
For example, by using a 50 mm lens, you can get the approximate equivalent of a 75 mm lens of a
35 mm-format film camera.
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.
Black, white, red, blue and green points9
Table of contents
Notes on using your camera .......7
Basic techniques for better images .............13
Focus – Focusing on a subject successfully............ 13
Exposure – Adjusting the light intensity ......... 16
Color – On the effects of lighting....... 17
Quality – On “image quality” and “image size”........ 17
Identifying parts............19
Indicators on the monitor...........22
Switching the recording information display ......26
Number of images........27
The number of images that can be recorded when using the battery pack
...........29
Operation workflow.......30
Using the mode dial......31
Scene Selection....... 32
Shooting with Program auto ......... 33
Shooting with aperture priority mode ............ 34
Shooting with shutter speed priority mode .......... 36
Shooting with manual exposure mode .......... 37
Using the function dial .........42
How to use the function dial ......... 43
Setting ISO/Zone Matching ......... 44
Adjusting the white balance ......... 46
D-Range Optimizer .......... 49
Selecting the color/DEC mode.......... 49
Focus mode............. 51
Flash........... 54
Metering mode ........ 58
Using the (Drive) button .............60
How to use the (Drive) button ........... 60
Shooting continuously .......... 61
Using the self-timer ......... 62
Shooting three images with the exposure shifted – Exposure Bracket........... 62
White balance bracket shooting........ 64
Before your operation
Using the shooting functions10
Adjusting the exposure ........ 65
Locking the exposure (AE lock) ............. 67
Slow Sync (Shooting the dark background with flash).......... 69
Depth-of-field preview ......... 70
Focusing manually ....... 71
Switching the playback screen............ 72
Displaying the histogram........... 74
Rotating an image........ 76
Enlarging images ......... 77
Viewing images on a TV screen ........... 78
Using menu items ........ 80
Menu list.......... 82
Recording menu 1 ......... 83
Image size
Quality
Inst.Playback
Noise reductn
Eye-Start AF
Recording menu 2 ......... 86
Red eye
Flash control
Flash default
Bracket order
Reset
Playback menu 1 ........... 88
Delete
Format
Protect
Index format
Playback menu 2 ........... 91
Slide show
DPOF set
Using the viewing functions
Using the menu11
Custom menu 1.......93
Priority setup
FocusHoldButt.
AEL button
Ctrl dial set
Exp. comp. set
AF illuminator
Custom menu 2.......96
Shutter lock
Shutter lock
AF area setup
Monitor Disp.
Rec. display
Play. display
Setup menu 1 ..........98
LCDbrightness
Transfer mode
Video output
Audio signals
Language
Date/Time set
Setup menu 2 ........100
File # memory
Folder name
Select folder
Setup menu 3 ........102
LCD backlight
Power save
MenuSec.Memory
Delete conf.
Clean CCD
Reset default
Enjoying your Windows computer .............105
Copying images to your computer .............107
Viewing image files stored on a computer with your camera ..........113
Installing the software (supplied) ..........114
Using the software (supplied)............115
Using your Macintosh computer ..........120
Using your computer12
How to print images .......... 122
Printing images directly using a PictBridge compliant printer ......... 123
Troubleshooting.......... 127
Warning messages ........... 137
On the “Memory Stick”............ 139
On the CF card/Microdrive...... 141
On the battery pack .......... 142
On the battery charger............ 143
Optional accessories ......... 144
Precautions ........... 147
Specifications............. 149
Reset default ......... 151
Printing images
Troubleshooting
Others
Index 15513
Basic techniques for better images
When you look into the viewfinder, or you press the shutter button halfway down, the camera adjusts the focus automatically (Auto Focus). Make it a habit to press the shutter button only halfway down to confirm that the subject is visually in focus.
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
, z
Then press the shutter button fully down.
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 31), the function dial (page 42), the menus (page 80), and so on.14
When the subject is outside the focus frame (Focus-lock)
Normally, in auto focus mode, place the subject within the focus frame and take the picture. If the subject is off-center and outside the focus frame, the background within the focus frame will be in focus and the subject will be out of focus. To prevent this, use the focus-lock function by following the steps below.
The focus-lock function is also effective when shoot ing subjects with which autofocus is less effective
(page 15).
1 Place the subject within the focus frame and press the shutter button halfway down.
The z indicator lights up in the viewfinder. A local focus frame is illuminated briefly to indicate the point of focus.
Hints for preventing blur
Hold the camera steady, keeping your arms at your side and support the lens with the palm of your left hand. Step out with one foot to stabilize your upper body, leaning against a wall or putting your elbow on a table will also provide support. Using a tripod, or using the Super SteadyShot function is also recommended.
In a dark location, using the flash allows you to take a bright picture even of a subject in dim light and it also helps to prevent camera shake.
If you want to make the most of the ambient light, or if the subject is out of flash range, you can increase the shutter speed to reduce the camera shake without firing the flash by increasing the ISO. (However, this tends to make the image grainy or subject to noise.)15
2 Keep the shutter button halfway down, and put the subject back in the original position to re-compose the shot.
3 Press the shutter button fully down to take the picture.
The focus-lock function will lock the exposure as well (when multi segment metering is selected
(page 58)).
Releasing the shutter button after shooting will dise ngage the focus-lock. If you keep the shutter button halfway down after shooting, you can continue shooting with the same focal point.
If the z indicator does not light up in the viewfinder (the subject is in motion), you cannot use the focus-lock function by pressing the shutter button halfway down. (See pages 53 and 71.)
Subjects that may require special focusing:Using the auto focus, it is hard to focus on the following subjects. In such cases, use the focus lock shooting feature or manual focus (page 71).
– A subject that is low in contrast, such as blue sky or a white wall.
– Two subjects at different distances overlapping in the focus frame.
– A subject that is composed of repeating patterns, such as the facade of a building.
– A subject that is very bright or glittering, such as the sun, the body of an automobile, or the surface of water.
To measure the exact distance to the subject
The horizontal line in the illustration shows the location of the CCD* plane.
When you measure the exact distance between the camera and the subject, refer to the position of the horizontal line.
* The CCD is the part of the camera that acts as the film.16
You can create various images by adjusting the shutter speed and aperture. Exposure is the amount of light that the camera will receive when you release the shutter.
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.
Manual exposure:Allows you to adjust the shutter speed and aperture value manually. t page 37
Metering Mode:Allows you to change the part of the subject to be measured to determine the exposure. t page 58
Exposure compensation:Allows you to adjust the exposure that has been determined by the camera. t page 65
Correct exposure
Underexposure
= too little light
Darker image
Shutter speed = Length of time the camera receives light
Aperture = Size of the opening allowing light to pass through
Image sensor = Part that records the image
Exposure:17
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 white balance mode.
However, you can adjust color tones manually with the white balance mode (page 46).
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: L:10M
3,872 pixels × 2,592 pixels = 10,036,224 pixels
2 Image size: S:2.5M
1,920 pixels × 1,280 pixels = 2,457,600 pixels
Pixels18
Selecting the image size for use
The default settings are marked with .
* The images recorded using the camera are the same 3:2 ratio as used photograph printing paper or postcards, etc.
** This is a size larger than A3 size. You can print images with a margin around the A3 size image.
Selecting the image quality (compression ratio) in combination (page 83)
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 A3/A3+** size
Few pixels (Rough image quality but small file size)
Example: For creating web pages
Image size* Usage guidelines No. of images
Printing
L:10M Larger
Smaller
For storing important images or printing A3/
A3+** size or fine A4 size images.
Less
More
Fine
Rough
M:5.6M For printing in A4 size or high density images in A5 size
S:2.5M For recording a large number of images
For creating web pages19
Before your operation
Before your operation
Identifying parts
* Do not directly touch these parts.
See the pages in parentheses for details of operation.
A Mode dial (31)
B (Drive) button (60)
C Shutter button (t step 5 in “Read This
First”)
D Control dial (33, 94)
E Self-timer lamp (62)
F Lens contacts*
G Mirror*
H Lens mount
I Depth-of-field preview button (70)
J Built-in flash* (t step 5 in “Read This
First”)
K Fn (Function) button (43)
L Function dial (42)
M Hook for shoulder strap (21)
N Lens release button (t step 2 in “Read
This First”)
O Focus mode switch (71)
P DC-IN terminal (144)
A Viewfinder (t step 5 in “Read This
First”)
B Eyepiece sensors (97)
C POWER switch (t step 3 in “Read This
First”)
D MENU button (80)
E (Display) button (26, 72)
F (Delete) button (t step 6 in “Read
This First”)
G (Playback) button (t step 6 in
“Read This First”)
H LCD monitor (22, 26)
I Controller (v/V/b/B) (t step 3 in
“Read This First”)
For viewing: v: (Histogram) button
(74)
V: (Rotate) button (76)
J Center button (t step 3 in “Read This
First”)/Spot-AF button (51)
K REMOTE (Remote-control) jack (144)
L Accessory shoe (145)
M Diopter-adjustment dial (t step 5 in
“Read This First”)20
N For shooting: +/– (Exposure) button (37,
65)
For viewing: (Reduce) button (72,
77)
O For shooting: AEL (AE lock) button
(39, 67)
For viewing: (Enlarge) button (77)
P Access lamp (t step 4 in “Read This
First”)
Q (Super SteadyShot) switch (t step 5 in “Read This First”)
R CF card cover (t step 4 in “Read This
First”)
S VIDEO/USB jack (78, 108)
T CF card insertion slot (t step 4 in
“Read This First”)
U CF card eject lever (t step 4 in “Read
This First”)
A Tripod receptacle
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.
B Battery cover open lever (t step 1 in
“Read This First”)
C Lock lever (t step 1 in “Read This
First”)
D Battery insertion slot (t step 1 in
“Read This First”)
E Battery cover (t step 1 in “Read This
First”)21
Before your operation
Attaching the shoulder strap
This camera has two hooks to attach the shoulder strap. Attach the end of the strap with the remote commander clip on the grip side of the camera. Attach the other end of the strap on the other side of the camera.
When threading the strap through the holder ring, hold the tip of the strap with your finger, as shown below, and slide the holder ring rather than the tip of the strap into position to secure the strap.
If the holder ring comes off the strap, put it back on the strap from the notched side.
Remote commander clip
Holder Ring
Notched side22
Indicators on the monitor
See the pages in parentheses for details of operation.
Viewfinder
A
B
LCD monitor (Recording information display)
The illustration above is for the full display in the horizontal position (page 26).
A
B
Display Indication
Wide focus frames (51)
Local focus frames (51)
Spot AF frames (51)
Spot-metering area (51)
Display Indication
Flash-compensation (57)
Flashing: The flash is being charged
Lit: The flash has been charged (t step 5 in “Read
This First”)
WL Wireless flash (54)
High-speed sync (145)
AEL AE lock (67)z Focus (t step 5 in “Read
This First”)
125 Shutter speed (36)
5.6 Aperture (34)
Ev scale (38, 63, 68)
9 Frames-remaining counter
(61)
Camera-shake warning (t step 5 in “Read This First”)
Super SteadyShot scale (t step 5 in “Read This First”)
Display Indication
P A S M

Mode dial (31)
125 Shutter speed (36)
F5.6 Aperture (34)
Display Indication
Flash mode (54)
Exposure-compensation
(65)/Metered Manual (38)
Flash-compensation (57)
Ev scale (38, 63, 68)
ISO AUTO
ZONE
ISO sensitivity (44)/Zone
Matching (45)23
Before your operation
C
D
Operation guide
The next operation may be indicated on the lower portion of the LCD monitor.
Display Indication

Color mode (49)
+1 Contrast (50)
+1 Saturation (50)
+1 Sharpness (50)
D-range optimizer (49)
Metering (58)
AF area (51)
AF mode (53)
RP Release priority (93)

Drive mode (60)
Image size (83)
FINE STD
RAW RAW+
Image quality (83)
Display Indication
AE lock (67)
Battery remaining (t step
1 in “Read This First”)
AWB +1
5500K M1
White balance (Auto,
Preset, Color temperature,
CC filter, Custom) (46)
0039 Remaining number of recordable images (27)
Display Indication
Controller bB
Controller vV
Controller vVbBz Center of the controller
Control dial
Returns with MENU
Returns with (77)
Switches folder frame and image frame in file browser
(72)24
LCD monitor (single-image playback) LCD monitor (Histogram display)
Display Indication
L:10M
M:5.6M
S:2.5M
Image size (83)
FINE STD
RAW RAW+
Image quality (83)
Battery remaining (t step
1 in “Read This First”)
10:30
2006.01.01
Date of recording
Protect (89)
3 DPOF set (91)
100-0003 Folder - file number (112)
[0003/0007] Frame number/total number of images
Display Indication
Playback image (74)
Histogram (74)
L:10M
M:5.6M
S:2.5M
Image size (83)
D-range optimizer (49)
FINE STD
RAW RAW+
Image quality (83)
35mm Focal length (8)
1/125 Shutter speed (36)
–0.3 Ev scale (65)
F3.5 Aperture (34)
Flash-compensation (57)
P A S M

Mode dial (31)
Metering mode (58)
AWB +1
5500K M1
White balance (Auto,
Preset, Color temperature,
CC filter, Custom) (46)
ISO100 ISO sensitivity (ISO) (44)
Super SteadyShot (t step
5 in “Read This First”)
100MSDCF-
0002
Folder - file number (112)
Battery remaining (t step
1 in “Read This First”)
2006.01.01 Date of recording
Protect (89)25
Before your operation
3 DPOF set (91)
[0002/0009] File number/total number of images
Display Indication26
Switching the recording information display
When recording, the LCD monitor on the back of the camera displays various recording information.
Press the (Display) button to switch between the detailed display and the enlarged display that has less information in larger letters. You can choose to turn off the display to minimize battery consumption.
When you rotate the camera to a vertical position, the display automatically rotates to adjust to the camera position.
Horizontal position
Vertical position
The instructions in this operating instructions are ba sed on the detailed display in the horizontal position.
(The upper-left illustration.)
You can choose to keep the display from rotating in the vertical position (page 97).
For the screen displayed in playback mode, see page 72.
(Display) button
Detailed display Enlarged display
No display
(Display) button
Detailed display Enlarged display
No display27
Before your operation
Number of images
The tables show the approximate number of images that can be recorded on a recording medium formatted with this camera. The values may vary depending on the shooting conditions.
The number of images
“Memory Stick Duo”
Image size: L:10M (Units: Images)
Image size: M:5.6M (Units: Images)
Image size: S:2.5M (Units: Images)
Capacity
Size
64MB 128MB 256MB 512MB 1GB 2GB
Standard 22 46 85 174 358 735
Fine 14 29 54 112 229 471
RAW & JPEG 2 5 10 23 48 100
RAW 3 7 14 30 62 128
Capacity
Size
64MB 128MB 256MB 512MB 1GB 2GB
Standard 39 80 145 296 606 1245
Fine 25 52 95 194 397 815
Capacity
Size
64MB 128MB 256MB 512MB 1GB 2GB
Standard 78 158 287 586 1196 2454
Fine 53 108 197 402 822 168728
CF card
Image size: L:10M (Units: Images)
Image size: M:5.6M (Units: Images)
Image size: S:2.5M (Units: Images)
Capacity
Size
256MB 512MB 1GB 2GB 4GB
Standard 93 188 377 755 1508
Fine 59 120 242 485 968
RAW & JPEG 12 25 51 103 207
RAW 15 32 65 132 265
Capacity
Size
256MB 512MB 1GB 2GB 4GB
Standard 159 319 640 1279 2553
Fine 104 208 419 838 1673
Capacity
Size
256MB 512MB 1GB 2GB 4GB
Standard 315 630 1262 2523 5034
Fine 216 433 867 1734 346029
Before your operation
The number of images that can be recorded when using the battery pack
The table shows the approximate number of images that can be recorded when you use the camera 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 take into account changing the recording medium as necessary.
Note that the actual numbers may be less than those indicated depending on the conditions of use.
Shooting in the following situations:– [Quality] is set to [Fine].
– [AF mode] is set to [Automatic AF].
– Shooting once every 30 seconds.
– 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 does not change, regardless of image size.
The battery capacity decreases as the number of uses increases and also over time (page 142).
The number of images that can be recorded is 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.
– [AF mode] is set to [Continuous AF].
– The battery power is low.
When using a Microdrive, the number of images recordable may differ.
Recording medium No. of images
“Memory Stick Duo” Approx. 750
CF card Approx. 75030
Operation workflow
The chart below shows the workflow for the following operations - preparation, shooting, and playback. Perform the following confirmation and setup process, if necessary.
Preparation
Prepare the battery pack (t step 1 in “Read This First”)
Attaching a lens (t step 2 in “Read This First”)
Set the clock (t step 3 in “Read This First”, page 99)
Insert a recording medium (t step 4 in “Read This First”)
Confirmation before shooting
Check the recording mode (page 31)
Adjusting the diopter (t step 5 in “Read This First”)
Switching the recording information display (page 26)
Selecting the image size (page 83)
Using the flash (t step 5 in “Read This First”)
Setup for shooting
Using the function dial (page 42)
(ISO/Zone Matching, White Balance, D-Range Optimizer, Color Mode, Metering mode, Focus mode, Flash)
Using the (Drive) button (page 60)
(Single frame advance, continuous advance, self-timer, bracket, white balance bracket)
Adjusting the exposure (page 65)
Locking the exposure (page 67)
Focusing manually (page 71)
Shooting
Holding the camera (t step 5 in “Read This First”, page 14)
Look into the viewfinder (t step 5 in “Read This First”)
When using a zoom lens, turn the zoom ring (t step 5 in “Read This First”)
Check the focus (t step 5 in “Read This First”)
Check the approximate sharpness of the subject image (page 70)
Check that the flash has been charged before you use it (t step 5 in “Read This
First”)
Press the shutter button to take a picture (t step 5 in “Read This First”)
Confirmation of image shot
Viewing images (t step 6 in “Read This First”)
Deleting images (t step 6 in “Read This First”)
Switching the playback screen (page 72)
Displaying the histogram (page 74)
Rotating an image (page 76)
Enlarging images (page 77)
Viewing images on a TV screen (page 78)31
Using the shooting functions
Using the shooting functions
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.
Recording modes: Auto adjustment mode
Allows easy shooting with the settings adjusted automatically, depending entirely on the camera. t step 5 in “Read This First”: Scene Selection mode
Allows you to shoot with preset settings according to the scene (page 32).
P: Program auto mode
Allows you to shoot with the exposure adjusted automatically (both the shutter speed and the aperture value). The other settings can be adjusted, and your setting values can be saved (page 33).
A: Aperture priority mode
Allows you to shoot after adjusting the aperture value manually (page 34).
S: Shutter speed priority mode
Allows you to shoot after adjusting the shutter speed manually (page 36).
M: Manual exposure mode
Allows you to shoot after adjusting the exposure manually (both the shutter speed and the aperture value) (page 37).
Mode dial
Unavailable Available32
You can shoot with the following preset settings according to the scene.
You can change any of the settings except [Color/DEC] (page 49).
Portrait
Landscape
Macro
Sports action
Sunset
Scene Selection P A S M
Shoots with backgrounds blur away, and the subject is sharpened.
To blur the background more, using the telephoto position of the lens is more effective.
It is recommended that you use the flash when the subject is backlit. Also, when you do not use the flash, it is recommended that you use the lens hood to prevent unnecessary light from seeping into the lens.
Shoots scenery with vivid and sharp colors.
It is recommended that you push do wn the flash not to fire the flash.
The shutter speed becomes slower when the subject is dark. If appears in the viewfinder, be careful about camera shake or use a tripod. The Super
SteadyShot function is also effective.
Shoots close subjects such as flowers, insects.
You can achieve clear and sharp focus.
When shooting with the built-in flash wi thin the range of 1 m (39 3/8 inches), shadows may appear on the lower part of the image. Do not use with the built-in flash.
The minimum recording distance is not changed even if you select Macro. To shoot a larger image, using a macro lens is recommended.
Shoots moving subjects outdoors or in bright places.
The AF mode is set to (Continuous AF) (page 53). The camera continues to focus while the shutter button is pressed and held halfway down.
The drive mode is set to Continuous (page 61). The camera shoots the image continuously while the shutter button is pressed.
Do not use the flash if the subject is out of the flash range (Push the built-in flash back down). Flash range t step 5 in “Read This First”
Shoots the red of the sunset beautifully.33
Using the shooting functions
Night view/portrait
The shutter speed is slower, so using a tripod is recommended. The Super SteadyShot function is also effective. (t step 5 in “Read This First”)
In program auto mode, the camera automatically adjusts the shutter speed and the aperture according to the brightness of the subject just as in the auto adjustment mode (mode dial: AUTO).
Program Shift
You can temporarily change the aperture value and shutter speed combination that was adjusted by the camera.
There are two methods for the program shift function.
P
S
shift: You can choose the desired shutter speed. The aperture value is adjusted automatically. This setting is the default setting.
P
A
shift: You can choose the desired aperture value. The shutter speed is adjusted automatically.
You can switch the P
S
shift and the P
A
shift with [Ctrl dial set] in the Custom menu (page 94).
1 Set the mode dial to P.
2 Look into the viewfinder or press the shutter button halfway down until the shutter speed and aperture value are displayed on the LCD monitor.
Night portrait
Shoots portraits in dark places.
Pull up the flash to use it.
The shutter speed is up to 2 seconds.
Take care that the subject does not move to prevent the image from blurring.
Night view
Shoots night scenes at a distance without losing the dark atmosphere of the surroundings.
Do not use the flash (Push the flash back down).
The picture may not be ta ken properly when shooting a wholly dark night scene.
Shooting with Program auto P A S M
Shutter button
Control dial
Mode dial34
3 Select the aperture value or the shutter speed using the control dial when the shutter speed and the aperture value are displayed.
When the shutter speed and the aperture value are displayed, you no longer have to keep pressing the shutter button.
When the shutter speed and the aperture value disappear seconds later, the adjusted values also disappear.
When the flash is pulled up, you cannot select the program shift (even if you turn the control dial, the program shift is not turned on). When the program shift is turned on, pulling up the flash cancels the program shift.
You can adjust the amount of light that passes through the lens. If you open the aperture (a smaller F-number), the amount of light allowed into the lens increases and the in-focus range becomes narrower. Only the main subject is then in focus. When the aperture is closed (a larger F-number), the amount of light decreases and the in-focus range becomes wider. The whole image is sharpened.
The shutter speed is automatically adjusted to obtain correct exposure according to the brightness of the subject.
Shooting with aperture priority mode P A S M
P
S
shift (The default setting) P
A
shift
Open the aperture Close the aperture
Mode dial
Control dial35
Using the shooting functions
1 Set the mode dial to A.
2 Select an aperture value using the control dial.
The aperture range depends on the lens.
The aperture value is adjusted in 1/3 Ev increments.
Before shooting, you can do a quick check on the im age blur with the depth-of-field preview function
(page 70).
If the proper exposure is not obtained after making the settings, the shutter speed on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder flashes when the shutter button is pressed halfway down. You can shoot at this point, but adjusting again is recommended.
When the flash is pulled up, the flash fires regard less of the amount of ambient light (page 54).
When using the flash, if you close the aperture (a la rger F-number), the flash light does not reach a distant subject. Opening the aperture (a smaller F-number) is recommended.
If you close the aperture (a larger F-number), the amount of light passing through the lens is decreased and the shutter speed becomes slower. Using a tripod is recommended.z Shooting techniques
The depth of field is the in-focus range. Opening the aperture makes the depth of field shallower (the in-focus range becomes narrower) and closing the aperture makes the depth of field wider (the in-focus range becomes wider).
Adjust the aperture to suit your purpose, either to sharpen the specific area of image, or to focus on the entire image.
Open the aperture
The subject is sharpened with its background blurred.
Close the aperture
Over a wide range, both nearby and faraway subjects are brought into focus.36
You can adjust the shutter speed manually. If you shoot a moving subject at a higher shutter speed, it appears as if frozen on the image. At a lower shutter speed, the subject appears as if it flowing.
Aperture value is automatically adjusted to attain correct exposure according to the brightness of the subject.
1 Set the mode dial to S.
2 Select a shutter speed using the control dial.
You can adjust the shutter speed between 30 and 1/ 4000 second. You can adjust it between 30 and 1/
125 second (with the Super SteadyShot function activated) or 30 and 1/160 second (with the Super
SteadyShot function deactivated) when using the flash.
The shutter speed is adjusted in 1/3 Ev increments.
If the proper exposure is not obtained after making the settings, the aperture value on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder flashes when the shutter button is pressed halfway down. You can shoot at this point, but adjusting again is recommended.
When the flash is pulled up, the flash fires rega rdless of the amount of ambient light (page 54).
When using the flash, if you close the aperture (a larger F-number) by making the shutter speed slower, the flash light does not reach a distant subject. If you want to use the slower shutter speed, the Slow Sync shooting is recommended (page 69).
When the shutter speed is one second or more, the noi se reduction will be done after shooting (page 85).
The (Camera-shake warning) indicator does no t appear in the shutter speed priority mode.
Shooting with shutter speed priority mode
P A S M
High shutter speed Slow shutter speed
Control dial
Mode dial37
Using the shooting functions
Manual exposure
You can manually adjust the shutter speed and aperture values.
This mode is useful when you maintain the setting of the shutter speed and the aperture value or when you use an exposure meter.
1 Set the mode dial to M.
2 Select a shutter speed using the control dial.
“BULB” (Bulb shooting) is indicated next to “30” (page 40).
3 Press and hold the +/– (Exposure) button and turn the control dial to select the aperture.z Shooting techniques
When shooting a moving person, car, or spindrift, etc., using the high shutter speed, you can express moment that is beyond what the human eye can see.
When shooting a subject such as the flow of a river at a slower shutter speed, you can create an image that captures the subject’s flowing movement. In such cases, use of a tripod is recommended to prevent camera shake.
Shooting with manual exposure mode P A S M
Mode dial
Control dial
+/– (Exposure) button38
In the manual exposure mode, even when [ISO] (page 44) is set to [AUTO], it is fixed to ISO 100.
You can assign the function of the control dial wi th [Ctrl dial set] in the Custom menu (page 94).
The (Camera-shake warning) indicator does not appear in the manual exposure mode.
When the flash is pulled up, the flash fires rega rdless of the amount of ambient light (page 54).z Ev scale
The Ev scale on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder indicates the difference between the standard exposure (0.0Ev) determined by the camera meter and the set exposure determined by the shutter speed, and the aperture specified by the photographer. (Metered Manual): stands for Metered Manual.
Standard exposure 1.0Ev over exposure 2.0Ev or more over exposure
The set exposure specified by the photographer is the same as the exposure determined by the meter.
The set exposure specified by the photographer is 1.0Ev more (+) than the standard exposure determined by the meter.
The b B arrow appears at the end of the scale if the set exposure is over 2.0Ev more
(+) or less (-) than the standard exposure. The arrow starts flashing if the difference becomes greater.39
Using the shooting functionsz How to use the AEL button in manual mode
While you press and hold the AEL (AE Lock) button, the exposure determined by the meter is locked as the standard exposure (0.0Ev). Changing the composition on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder while holding the AEL button causes the exposure within the spot metering circle to continually shift to match the movements and the display indicates the difference between the standard exposure determined by the meter and the exposure within the spot metering circle.
The following illustrations show a case where the set exposure specified by the photographer is 1.0Ev more than the locked standard exposure determined by the meter. When the composition is changed in the viewfinder, the exposure within the spot metering circle is 0.7Ev more than the set exposure, thereby making it 1.7Ev more than the standard exposure determined by the meter.
Manual shift
You can change the shutter speed and aperture value combination without changing the exposure in manual mode.
1 Set the mode dial to M.
2 Select a shutter speed and aperture value (page 37).
3 Press and hold the AEL (AE lock) button and turn the control dial to select the desired shutter speed and aperture value combination.
The exposure specified by the photographer
The exposure within the spot metering circle when you recompose your shot.
Spot metering circle
Mode dial
Control dial
AEL (AE lock) button40
BULB (long exposure) shooting
As long as the shutter button is pressed, the shutter remains open. You can shoot trails of light, such as fireworks. Attach a tripod to the camera when using the bulb shooting function.
1 Set the mode dial to M.
2 Turn the control dial to the left until [BULB] is indicated.
3 Press and hold the +/– (Exposure) button and turn the control dial to select the aperture.
4 Attach the eyepiece cover (page 41).
5 Press and hold the shutter button for the duration of the shooting.
You can shoot in bulb exposure mode up to about four hours using a fully charged battery pack.
After shooting, the noise reduction will be done for the same amount of time that the shutter was open.
When the message “Processing...” appears, you cannot do any further shooting. To cancel this function, see page 85.
The Super SteadyShot function is automatically turned off.
The higher the ISO sensitivity, or the longer the exposure time, the more outstanding the noise on the monitor.
To reduce camera-shake, connecting the Remote Comm ander (not supplied) is recommended (page 144).
Mode dial
Control dial
+/– (Exposure) button
Shutter button41
Using the shooting functions
To attach the eyepiece cover
When the shutter is released without the use of the viewfinder, as in bulb exposure or shooting with the self-timer, attach the eyepiece cover to prevent light from entering through the viewfinder and affecting the exposure.
1 Carefully slide the eyecup off by pushing on each side of the eyecup.
2 Slide the eyepiece cover over the viewfinder. The cover is normally attached to the shoulder strap.
When attaching the eyepiece cover, the eyepiece se nsors located below the viewfinder may be activated depending on the situation, and the focus may be adjusted or the LCD monitor may continue to flash.
Setting [Eye-Start AF] to [Off] prevents this problem (page 85).42
Using the function dial
Set the function dial to the desired function. You can set the focus frame, AF mode, metering mode, flash compensation, color mode, etc.
ISO: Setting ISO/Zone Matching (page 44)
WB: Adjusting the white balance (page 46)
D-R: D-Range Optimizer (page 49)
DEC: Selecting the color/DEC mode (page 49): Focus mode (page 51): Flash (page 54): Metering mode (page 58)
Function dial43
Using the shooting functions
1 Set the function dial to the desired position.
2 Press the Fn button so that the function screen appears.
3 Select the desired setting or value with v/V/b/B on the controller.
You can substitute the control dial for b/B of the controller.
For details on the setting method, see the corresponding explanation.
4 Press the center button of the controller to complete the operation.
The settings you select are set.
How to use the function dial
Function dial
Controller
Fn button
Center button/Spot AF button44
You can adjust the ISO sensitivity and switch the Zone Matching setup.
ISO is a unit of measurement of sensitivity to light. The larger the number, the higher the sensitivity.
1 Display the ISO/Zone Matching screen with the function dial and the Fn button (page 43).
2 Select the desired value with v/V/b/B on the controller, then press the center of the controller.
[Hi200] and [Lo80] options are used for Zone Matching (page 45).
( : The default setting)
When [ISO] is set to [AUTO], the ISO sensitivity is automatically adjusted between ISO 100 and ISO
800, however, if the mode dial is set to M, it is fixed at ISO 100.
The built-in flash range (the range within which the correct exposure is provided) depends on the aperture value and ISO sensitivity. Refer to the following table to determine the shooting distance.
Setting ISO/Zone Matching ISO WB D-R DEC
ISO
AUTO Automatically adjusts the ISO sensitivity.
100 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.
200
400
800
1600
Aperture
ISO setting
100 200 400 / AUTO 800 1600
F2.8 1 – 4.3 m
(39 3/8 – 169
3/8 inches)
1 – 6 m
(39 3/8 – 236
1/4 inches)
1.4 – 8.6 m (55
1/8 – 338
5/8 inches)
2 – 12 m
(78 3/4 – 472
1/2 inches)
2.8 – 17 m (110
1/4 – 669
3/8 inches)
F4.0 1 – 3 m
(39 3/8 – 118
1/8 inches)
1 – 4.3 m
(39 3/8 – 169
3/8 inches)
1 – 6 m
(39 3/8 – 236
1/4 inches)
1.4 – 8.6 m
(55 1/8 – 338
5/8 inches)
2 – 12 m
(78 3/4 – 472
1/2 inches)
F5.6 1 – 2.1 m
(39 3/8 – 82
3/4 inches)
1 – 3 m
(39 3/8 – 118
1/8 inches)
1 – 4.3 m
(39 3/8 – 169
3/8 inches)
1 – 6 m
(39 3/8 – 236
1/4 inches)
1.4 – 8.6 m
(55 1/8 – 338
5/8 inches)45
Using the shooting functions
You can keep the image from becoming overexposed or underexposed when shooting a high-keyed or low-keyed subject.
This function is also available for a RAW file.
1 Display the ISO/Zone Matching screen with the function dial and the Fn button (page 43).
2 Select [Lo80] or [Hi200] with v/V/b/B on the controller, then press the center of the controller.
[AUTO], [100], [200], [400], [800] and [1600] options are used for ISO sensitivity (page 44).
The ISO sensitivity is set to the equivalent of ISO 80 in [Lo80], and of ISO 200 in [Hi200].
When zone matching is used, the contrast setting in the color mode is deactivated.
Refer to the following table to determine the flash range.
Zone Matching
Lo80 This keeps the image from becoming underexposed. Use in low-key (predominantly dark) scenes is recommended, as the image tends to become whitish.
Hi200 This keeps the image from becoming overexposed. Use in high-key (predominantly light) scenes is recommended, as the image tends to have heightened noise level.
Aperture
Zone Matching
Lo80 Hi200
F2.8 1 – 3.8 m (39 3/8 – 149 5/8 inches) 1 – 6 m (39 3/8 – 236 1/4 inches)
F4.0 1 – 2.7 m (39 3/8 – 106 3/8 inches) 1 – 4.3 m (39 3/8 – 169 3/8 inches)
F5.6 1 – 1.9 m (39 3/8 – 74 7/8 inches) 1 – 3 m (39 3/8 – 118 1/8 inches)46
Normally, the camera automatically adjusts the color tones. However, you can also adjust them according to the lighting conditions.
1 Display the White-balance mode screen with the function dial and the Fn button (page 43).
2 Select the desired white balance mode with v/V on the controller.
3 To select [AWB], press the center of the controller.
To select anything other than [AWB], go to each procedure.
*
K: stands for “Kelvin” (unit of color temperature)
Select an option to suit a specific light source. Use this function if you cannot get your desired color in [AWB].
1 Display the White-balance mode screen with the function dial and the Fn button (page 43).
2 Display the Preset white balance screen with v/V on the controller, then press B.
3 Select the desired light source with b/B on the controller or the control dial, then make fine adjustments with v/V on the controller, if necessary.
You can adjust the white balance between +3 and -3 (in Fluorescent, between +4 and -2).
Adjusting toward + increases the color temperatur e and the image turns reddish. Adjusting toward - decreases the color temperature and the image turns paler.
1 step is equivalent to approximately 10 mired*.
* Mired: a unit to indicate the color conversion quality in color temperature filters.
Adjusting the white balance ISO WB D-R DEC
AWB (Auto white balance) Adjusts the white balance automatically.
(Preset white balance) Adjusts the white balance to a specific light source (see below).
K
*
(Color temperature) Adjusts color temperature. The CC (Color Compensating) filter is also adjusted (page 47).
(Custom white balance) Memorizes the basic white color (page 48).
Preset white balance47
Using the shooting functions
4 Press the center of the controller.
( : The default setting)
For details on the white balance t page 17
If the ambient light consists of sodium-vapor lamp s or mercury-vapor lamps alone, an accurate white balance cannot be acquired due to the properties of the light source. Use of the flash is recommended to overpower the ambient light.
You can set the white balance using a color temperature.
Based on using the set color temperature as the standard, the color can be compensated from G
(Green) to M (Magenta) just like using a CC (Color Compensation) filter for photography.
When setting the color temp erature measured by the color meter, test shooting is recommended before the actual photo is taken.
1 Display the White-balance mode screen with the function dial and the Fn button (page 43).
2 Display the Color temperature screen with V on the controller, then press B.
3 Set the color temperature with v/V/b/B on the controller.
Select the digit (thousand’s or hundred’s place) of the color temperature with b/B, then set the value of the selected digit with v/V .
The color temperature can be se lected between 2500K and 9900K.
4 Select the setup area of the CC filter with B, then set the CC filter with v/V, if necessary.
(Daylight) Adjusts for outdoors, sunlit subjects.
(Shade) Adjusts for shady conditions on a clear day.
(Cloudy) Adjusts for a cloudy sky.
(Tungsten) Adjusts for places where the lighting conditions change quickly, such as at a party hall, or under bright lighting, su

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