Sony MVC-FD75 Download Manual

3-066-544-11 (2)
©2001 Sony Corporation
Digital Still Camera
Operating Instructions GB2-GB
To prevent fire or shock hazard,do not expose the unit to rain or moisture.
This symbol is intended to alert the user to the presence ofuninsulated “dangerous voltage” within the product’senclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute arisk of electric shock to persons.
This symbol is intended to alert the user to the presence ofimportant operating and maintenance (servicing) instructionsin the literature accompanying the appliance.
Owner’s Record
The model and serial numbers are located on the bottom. Record the serialnumber in the space provided below. Refer to these numbers whenever youcall upon your Sony dealer regarding this product.
Model No. MVC-FD75
Serial No.
Operating instructions
Before operating the unit, please read this manual thoroughly,and retain it for future reference.
As you read through this manual, buttons and settings on thecamera are shown in capital letters.e.g., Press FLASH.3-GB
Never expose the battery pack to temperatures above 60°C (140°F ), such as ina car parked in the sun or under direct sunlight.
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not expressly approvedin 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 aredesigned to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in aresidential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radiofrequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with theinstructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particularinstallation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio ortelevision reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment offand on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or moreof 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 towhich the receiver is connected.
– Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
For the Customers in the United States and CANADA
You can return you unwanted lithium ion batteries to your nearest Sony
Service Center or Factory Service Center.
Note: In some areas the disposal of lithium ion batteries in household orbusiness trash may be prohibited.
For the Sony Service Center nearest you call
1-800-222-SONY (United States only)
For the Factory Service Center nearest you call
416-499-SONY (Canada only)
Caution: Do not handle damaged or leaking lithium ion batteries.4-GB
A moulded plug complying with BS 1363 is fitted to this equipment for yoursafety and convenience.
Should the fuse in the plug supplied need to be replaced, a 5 AMP fuseapproved by ASTA or BSI to BS 1362, (i.e., marked with or mark)must be used.
If the plug supplied with this equipment has a detachable fuse cover, besure to attach the fuse cover after you change the fuse. Never use the plugwithout the fuse cover. If you should lose the fuse cover, please contactyour nearest Sony service station.
For the customers in Germany
Directive: EMC Directive 89/336/EEC.
This equipment complies with the EMC regulations when used under thefollowing circumstances:• Residential area
• Business district
• Light-industry district
(This equipment complies with the EMC standard regulations EN55022 Class
The electromagnetic fields at the specific frequencies may influence the pictureof this camera.5-GB
Table of contents
Before using your camera ......... 7
Parts identification ....... 8
Basic operations
Preparation ........... 11
1: Charging the battery pack ............ 11
2: Installing the battery pack ........... 12
3: Setting the date and time ...... 13
Recording and playing back images ...... 16
1: Recording images ............. 16
2: Playing back images on the LCD screen ...... 18
Battery life/No. of images that can be recorded/played back ......... 20
Viewing images using your computer ....... 21
Advanced operations
Changing the mode settings ............. 22
Using various functions for recording ......... 31
Enjoying Picture Effect .......... 31
Using the PROGRAM AE function............. 32
Additional information
Changing the lithium battery in the camera ........... 33
Precautions ........... 34
Troubleshooting .......... 37
Self-diagnosis display ...... 39
Specifications ........ 40
Warning messages..... 41
Index ......... 426-GB
Be sure to read before using your camera
Trial recording
Before you record one-time events, you may want to make a trialrecording to make sure that the camera is working correctly.
No compensation for contents of the recording
Contents of the recording cannot be compensated for if recording orplayback is not made due to a malfunction of the camera, floppydisk, etc.
Lens and LCD screen/finder (on mounted models only)
•The LCD screen and the finder are manufactured usingextremely high-precision technology so over 99.99% of thepixels are operational for effective use.
However, there may be some tiny black points and/or brightpoints (white, red, blue or green in color) that constantlyappear on the LCD screen and the finder. These points arenormal in the manufacturing process and do not affect therecording in any way.
•Be careful when placing the camera near a window or outdoors.
Exposing the LCD screen, the finder or the lens to direct sunlightfor long periods may cause malfunctions.
Precaution on copyright
Floppy disk, television programs, films, video tapes, and othermaterials may be copyrighted. Unauthorized recording of suchmaterials may be contrary to the provision of the copyright laws.
• MS DOS and Windows are either registered trademarks or trademarks of
Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
• Netscape Navigator is a trademark of Netscape Communications
• Macintosh and Mac OS are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc.
• All other product names mentioned herein may be the trademarks orregistered trademarks of their respective companies.
Furthermore, “TM” and “ ” are not mentioned in each case in this manual.7-GB
This digital still camera uses a floppy disk as media.
Use the following floppy disk type.
•Size: 3.5 inch
•Type: 2HD
•Capacity: 1.44 MB
•Format: MS-DOS format (512 bytes · 18 sector)
When using 3.5 inch, 2HD floppy disk other than described above,format it using the camera or your computer.
Do not shake or strike the unit
Malfunctions, inability to record images as well as inability to usefloppy disks or image and memory data breakdown, damage or lossmay occur.
Do not get the unit wet
When taking pictures outdoors in the rain or under similarconditions, be careful not to get the unit wet.
If moisture condensation occurs, refer to page 35 and followinstructions on how to remove it before using.
Back up recommendations
To avoid the potential risk of data loss always copy (back up) data todisk.
Supplied accessories
Digital still camera (1) Battery charger (1)
Power cord (1 set) NP-F330 battery pack (1)
Shoulder strap (1) Lens cap (1)
Before using your camera8-GB
Parts identification
See pages in ( ) for more details.
To insert the floppy disk
Insert the floppy disk until it clicks.
Before inserting, check that thewrite protect tab set to therecordable position.
To remove the floppy disk
While pressing PUSH, slide DISK EJECT in the direction of the arrow.
PUSH button
Shutter button
Self-timer lamp
The lamp keeps on blinking until recording starts after the shutter button is depressed.
Flash emitter (10)
Tripod receptacle
Make sure that the length of the tripod screw is less than
6.5 mm (7/32 inch).

Slot for AC power adaptor code
Photocell windowfor flash
Do not block when recording.
Lens cap9-GB
Control button
Upper side
Press toexecute.
Lower side
Function of the control button
You can execute the functions bypressing the upper, lower, left or rightside of the control button. When anitem is selected in the menu, the colorof the item changes from blue toyellow. To enter your selection, pressthe center of the control button.
ACCESS lamp (16)
BRIGHT +/– button
Press to adjust the brightness of the LCD screen.
PLAY/CAMERA switch (16, 18)
PICTURE EFFECT button (31)
PROGRAM AE button (32)
DISPLAY button
Press to display or go off the indicators on the LCD screen.
The indicators do not go off in the following modes:Program AE, Picture effect,
Zoom, AE Lock, Self-timer, Flash and Adjusting the exposure.
Lithium battery compartment (33)
Battery cover (12)
POWER switch
Slide down to turn on/off the power.
Control button
LCD screen
PUSH button (8)
Hooks for strap
Attaching the shoulder strap10-GB
Zoom lever
“T” side: for telephoto (subject appears closer)
“W” side: for wide-angle (subject appears farther away)
Move the zoom lever to the “W” side until the focus is sharp.
You can shoot a subject that is at least about 100 cm (about 3 1/4 feet)away from the lens surface in the telephoto position, or about 1 cm
(about 1/2 inch) away in the wide-angle position.
Select “ ” with the control button,then press it.
About 10 seconds after you press theshutter button, the subject is recorded.
Select “ ” or “ ” on the LCDscreen with the control button, thenpress it to select the desired value.
+EV: To raise the exposure value
(brighten the picture)
–EV: To lower the exposure value
(darken the picture)
Adjustable in a range of –1.5 EV to
+1.5 EV in steps of 0.5 EV.
Flash button
The default setting is set to
Each time you press thebutton, the flash mode changesas follows:AUTO (no indication) tforced-flash t no flash
In AUTO mode, the flash goesoff automatically according tothe brightness of the surround-ings.
The subject must be 0.5 m to
2.5 m (1 5/8 feet to 8 1/3 feet)away.
When you record using theflash and conversion lens
(optional), an eclipse mayoccur.
Floppydisk slotBasic operations
Charging the battery pack
To charge the battery pack, use the battery charger. For details, referto the instruction manual of the battery charger.
1 Connect the power cordto a wall outlet.
2 Insert the battery packin the direction of the
V mark. Slide it downuntil it clicks.
Battery charger
The CHARGE lamp
(orange) lights up.
Charging begins.
To remove the battery pack
Slide up the battery pack.
Charging time
Battery Full charge* Normal charge**
NP-F330 (Supplied) 210 min. 150 min.
NP-F550 240 min. 180 min.
Approximate minutes to charge an empty battery pack using the batterycharger BC-V615. (Lower temperatures require a longer charging time.)
* Charging for about one hour after the CHARGE lamp goes out.
** Charging just until the CHARGE lamp goes out.12-GBkPreparation
Installing the battery pack
1 Open the battery cover.
While sliding the battery cover in thedirection of the arrow.
2 Install the battery pack.
Insert the battery pack with the Vmark facing toward the batterycompartment.
3 Close the cover.
Press the cover until it clicks.
To remove the battery pack
Open the battery cover. While sliding thebattery release lever rightward, removethe battery pack.
Be careful not to drop the battery pack whenremoving.
Remaining battery time indication
This camera shows on the LCD panel how many minutes you can still keep onrecording or playing back images*. Note, however, that the time might not bedisplayed correctly under some use conditions or in some environments.
* The time displayed during recording or during playback refers to the timefor which the battery lasts if you simply keep the camera on or if you simplykeep it displaying images without performing any operation.
Auto power-off function
During recording if you leave the camera inactive for about 3 minutes whilethe power is on, the camera turns off automatically to prevent wearing downthe battery.
Battery release leverBasic operations
Setting the date and time
When you use the camera first, set the date and time.
The date and time data are necessary for MS-DOS format recording.
If they are not set, incorrect date and time are recorded, and CLOCK
SET screen in step 3 appears whenever you turn on the camera in
CAMERA mode.
1 Slide POWER down to turn on the power.
2 Select “CLOCK SET” in MENU with the control button,then press it.
About the power source
This camera can be powered from the following two power sources:•Sony InfoLithium battery* (L series), NP-F330 (supplied)/F550
•AC power adopter AC-VQ850D (optional)
When you use the camera for a long time, we recommend you topower the camera from a wall outlet with the AC power adaptor.
Using a car battery
Use Sony DC Adaptor/Charger (optional).
* What is “InfoLITHIUM?”
“InfoLITHIUM” is a lithium ion battery pack which can exchangeinformation such as battery consumption with compatible videoequipment. “InfoLITHIUM” L series battery packs have the mark. “InfoLITHIUM” is a trademark of Sony Corporation.k
REC MODE14-GBkPreparation
3 Select the desired display of the date with the controlbutton, then press it.
Y/M/D (year/month/day)
M/D/Y (month/day/year)
D/M/Y (day/month/year)
4 Select the date and time with the control button, thenpress it.
The item to be changed isindicated with v/V. Selectnumber by pressing the upperside or lower side of the controlbutton, then press it to enter thenumber.
After entering the number, v/Vmoves to the next item.
When “D/M/Y” is selected, setthe time on a 24-hour cycle.
5 Select “ENTER” with the control button, then press itat the desired moment to begin clock movement.
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To cancel setting the date and time
Select “CANCEL” with the control button, then press it.
If the “W” indicator appears on the LCD screen, replace the lithium batteryaccording to the procedures on page 33.16-GB
Recording images
To record the images, slide POWER down to turn on the power andinsert the floppy disk until it clicks.
Recording and playing back images
2 Press the shutter button halfwaydown.
The AE lock indicator z (green) appears.
AE (auto exposure), AWB (auto whitebalance) and AF (auto focus) are frozen.
3 Press the shutter button fullydown.
The image is recorded on the disk.
The number of images you canrecord on a floppy disk
About 25 – 40 images with all default settings. (p. 24)
When the image is recorded on the disk, the ACCESS lamp flashes.
When the ACCESS lamp is flashing, never shake or strike the unit. As well donot turn the power off or remove the battery pack or floppy disk. Otherwise,the image data breakdown may occur and the floppy disk may becomeunusable.
ACCESS lampBasic operations
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Flash indicator
/Flash level indicator

Program AE indicator
Exposure/Zoom indicator*
Picture effect indicator
LCD brightness indicator*
Adjusting the exposure button
MENU button
Self-timer button
AE lock indicator
Self-timer indicator
Recording mode indicator
Image quality indicator
Remaining disk capacity indicator
No. of stored images
Self-diagnosis function indicator
Remaining battery time indicator
The indicators during recording
The indicators on the LCD screen are not recorded.
* Only displayed during operation.
Functions you can use for image recording
Adjusting the brightness of the
LCD screen (p. 9)
Flash (p. 10)
Zoom (p. 10)
Self-timer (p. 10)
Adjusting the exposure (p. 10)
Picture effect (p. 31)
PROGRAM AE function (p. 32)
Selecting the recording mode
– REC MODE (p. 23)
Selecting the image quality
– QUALITY (p. 25)
Selecting the flash level
– FLASH LEVEL (p. 25)
Selecting the file numbering mode
– FILE NUMBER (p. 25)18-GBkRecording and playing back images
Playing back images on the
LCD screen
To watch the recorded images, slide POWER down to turn on thepower and insert the floppy disk until clicks.
The last recorded image appears on the LCD screen.
2 Select the recorded image with the control button.
Select the button on the LCD screen with the control button, thenpress it.: To display the preceding recorded image.: To display the next image.
INDEX: To display 6 recorded images at a time (INDEX screen)
In INDEX screen mode: To display the preceding
6 images.: To display the following
6 images.
• To return to the normal playback screen (SINGLE screen), select animage with the control button, then press it.
• The number displayed at the upper right side of the image shows therecording order on the disk. It is different from the file name (p. 24).
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Image quality indicator
Remaining disk capacity indicator
Image number
Recording date of the playback image
INDEX button
MENU button
Remaining battery time indicator
Image search buttons
/ buttons (Single screen mode)/
/ buttons (Index screen mode)
File name
Number of stored images in the floppy disk
File type indicator
Slide show button *
The indicators during playback
Functions you can use for playback of recordedimages
Adjusting the brightness of the
LCD screen (p. 9)
Playing back recorded images likean animated slide show (p. 23)
Protecting images – PROTECT
(p. 26)
Copying recorded images toanother floppy disk
– COPY (p. 27)
Deleting images – DELETE (p. 28)
* Only displayed when the MULTI mode image is played back.20-GBkRecording and playing back images
Battery life/No. of images that can berecorded/played back
Battery Battery life No. of images
(min.) (record/playback)
Continuous recording
NP-F330 Unusing the flash
70 (60) 950 (850)
(Supplied) Using the flash
60 (50) 600 (500)
Continuous playing
110 (100) 1700 (1500)
Continuous recording
Unusing the flash
150 (130) 2200 (1950)
Using the flash
130 (110) 1300 (1100)
Continuous playing
250 (220) 3700 (3250)
Approximate battery life and No. of images that can be recorded/played backunder the temperature of 25°C (77°F), in NORMAL recording mode and
STANDARD quality mode. Numbers in parentheses indicate the time whenyou use a normally charged battery.
Recording at about 4 second intervals
Recording at about 6 second intervals
Playing back single image at about 4 second intervals
• Battery life and No. of images will be decreased if you use the camera in acold environment or while you repeat turning the power on/off andzooming.
• The capacity of a floppy disk is limited. The above figures are a guide whencontinuously recording/playing back while replacing the floppy disks.Basic operations
Viewing images using your computer
The image data recorded with this camera is compressed in JPEGformat. This data can be viewed using your computer which has
JPEG view ability application installed such as Microsoft Internet
Explorer. For detailed procedures using image data with anapplication, refer to your computer instruction manual.
Example: your computer installed Windows 95/98/2000
1 Start up your computer and insert the floppydisk into the disk drive of your computer.
2 Open “ My computer” and double click
“ 3.5 inch FD”.
3 Double-click the desired data file.
Recommended OS/applications example
Windows 3.1, Windows 95 or later, Windows NT 3.51 or later, etc.applications
Microsoft Internet Explorer, Netscape Navigator etc.
• For Macintosh, you can use the floppy disk recorded with this camera usingthe PC Exchange with Mac OS system 7.5 or higher. A viewing applicationfor Macintosh is also necessary for viewing images.
• Opening non-compressed images recorded in BITMAP mode (p. 23, 24)requires an application program designed to view bitmapped images.22-GB
1 Select “MENU” with the control button, thenpress it.
The menu appears on the LCD screen.
2 Select desired item with the control button, thenpress it.
When an item is selected, thecolor of the item changes fromblue to yellow.
3 Change the setting with the control button, thenpress it.
When the setting is finished, themenu screen returns to the screenof step 1.
CAMERA mode PLAY mode
Changing the mode settings
PROTECTAdvanced operations
To cancel changing the mode settings
Press the left side of the control button. The screen returns to themenu screen. To cancel menu screen, select “ ” with the controlbutton, then press it.
Setting the mode of each item
* is the default setting.
Items in CAMERA mode
•Normally select NORMAL. A JPEG file (640 · 480) is recorded.
•Select E-MAIL to record a 1/4-size (320 · 240) JPEG file besides a
640 · 480 JPEG file. E-mail files are suitable for e-mailtransmission, etc. because they contain compressed data.
•Select BITMAP to record a non-compressed image besides a JPEGfile. This is good for recording images in clearer detail.
•Select MULTI to record in the Multi-Image Continuos Recordingmode. In this mode, Images are continuously recorded as 1 fileeach at a rate of about 1 every 0.25 seconds. In PLAY mode, if youselect “ ” on the LCD screen with the control button, the imageswill be played back continuously like an animated slide show
(Only once).
When playing back on another machine, only 1 image will bedisplayed.24-GBkChanging the mode settings
File name No. of images thatmode
Recorded file (ex.) can be recorded
NORMAL JPEG (640 · 480) 001S.JPG
25 - 40 15 - 20
For index screen 001S.411
E-MAIL JPEG (640 · 480) 001S.JPG
JPEG (320 · 240) 001E.JPG 20 - 35 12 - 15
For index screen 001S.411
BITMAP non-compress
(640 · 480)
JPEG (640 x 480) 001S.JPG
For index screen 001S.411
MULTI JPEG (960 · 720) 001M.JPG
10 - 15
For index screen 001S.411
• The file data for index screen is a available only on this camera.
• If you attempt to record 55 images or above, “DISK FULL” appears on the
LCD screen and you cannot record the image even when the remaining diskcapacity indicator is not emptied.
• 1/4-size E-mail files are stored in another folder. The compression ratio isstandard and does not depend on the image quality settings.
• A remaining capacity of about 1MB is needed when recording in BITMAPmode. After recording the BITMAP picture, “DISK FULL” appears on the
LCD screen.
• In MULTI mode, the program AE, picture effect and focus are fixed to theselected mode and effect, respectively, and the flash is kept OFF. The focusmay not be right if the zoom is operated. The compression ratio is standardand does not depend on the image quality settings.
• During playback of a series of images recorded in MULTI mode, the firstimage of the nine is displayed one-size smaller than the other normal-sizedimages.
• Be sure to play back images recorded in MULTI mode on MVC-FD71/
FD73/FD75. Those images cannot be played back correctly on other models.
• When the remaining disk capacity indicator flashes, image data cannot berecorded.
• A MPEG file cannot be played back correctly on this camera.Advanced operations
•Select STANDARD as a standard image quality.
•Select FINE when giving priority to image quality.
•Set to make the flash level higher than normal.
•Normally select NORMAL.
•Set to make the flash level lower than normal.
•Select NORMAL to reset the numbering of files each time thefloppy disk is changed.
•Select SERIES to put numbers to files in sequence even if thefloppy disk is changed.
Only when you use the AC power adaptor (optional), DEMO MODEappears in the menu.
•Select ON to make the demonstration appear. The demonstrationwill start about 10 minutes after the power is turned on if thecamera has not been operated.
•Select OFF to deactivate the demonstration mode.
To stop the demonstration, turn off the camera.26-GBkChanging the mode settings
Items in PLAY mode
Select this item to protect a displayed image(s) from being deletedby mistake.
To protect or unprotect an image file, select the desired option fromthe menu while the image is displayed on the LCD screen.
In SINGLE screen mode

•Select ON to protect displayed image.
•Select OFF to release protection of the image.
In INDEX screen mode

•Select ALL to protect all the images on the floppy disk.
•Select SELECT to protect selected images.
1 Use the control button to display the red B mark at theimage you want to protect.
The selected image number reverses color. To cancel selection, pressthe control button again. The image number returns to normal.
2 Select “ENTER” with the control button, then press it.
- appears on the upper left side of the image.
To cancel protection of the images in INDEX screen mode, select the imagesyou want to cancel protection in step 1, then press the control button.
The “-” indicator at the upper left side of the image disappears.
When you have finished the cancelling, select “ENTER” with the controlbutton, then press it.
To cancel protecting image, select “CANCEL” with the controlbutton, then press it. The screen returns to the menu screen.Advanced operations
Select this item to copy a displayed image(s) to another floppy disk.
To copy an image(s), select the desired copy option from the menuwhile the image(s) is displayed on the LCD screen.
In SINGLE screen mode

•Select OK to copy displayed image.
•Select CANCEL to cancel copying image.
In INDEX screen mode

•Select ALL to copy all the images on the floppy disk.
•Select SELECT to copy selected images.
1 Use the control button to display the red B mark at theimage you want to copy.
The selected image number reverses color. To cancel selection, pressthe control button again. The image number display returns tonormal.
2 Select “ENTER” with the control button, then press it.
To cancel copying image, select “CANCEL” with the control button,then press it. The screen returns to the menu.
To copy to another floppy disk
1 In SINGLE screen mode, select “OK”. Or In INDEX screenmode, select “ALL”, then “OK” or select “SELECT”, thencarry out steps 1 and 2 above.
“CHANGE FLOPPY DISK” will be displayed.
2 Eject the floppy disk.
“INSERT FLOPPY DISK” will be displayed.
3 Insert another floppy disk until you hear it click.
“DISK ACCESS” will be displayed.28-GBkChanging the mode settings
4 Once copying is completed, the message “COMPLETE”is displayed.
To copy images to another floppy disk, select “CONTINUE” with thecontrol button and repeat the operations in steps 2 through 4 above.
To discontinue copying, select “EXIT” with the control button.
• When you copy to the floppy disk which is a small remaining capacity,
“DISK FULL” may appear on the LCD screen.
•To discontinue copying on a floppy disk halfway (in the middle of the abovesteps from 1 through 4), turn off the camera.
Select this item to delete a displayed image(s)
To delete an image(s), select the desired delete option from the menuwhile the image(s) is displayed on the LCD screen.
In SINGLE screen mode

•Select OK to delete displayed image.
•Select CANCEL to cancel deleting image.
In INDEX screen mode

•Select ALL to delete all the images on the floppy disk.
•Select SELECT to delete selected images.
1 Use the control button to display the red B mark at theimage you want to delete.
The selected image number reverses color. To cancel selection, pressthe control button again. The image number display returns tonormal.
2 Select “ENTER” with the control button, then press it.
To cancel deleting image, select “CANCEL” with the control button,the press it. The screen returns to the menu screen.
• Once you delete an image, you cannot restore it. Check the images to deletecarefully before deleting them.
• Even when you select “ALL”, you cannot delete the protected image.
• When you select “SELECT” , you cannot select a protected image.Advanced operations
Items for both CAMERA and PLAY modes
•Select FORMAT to format the floppy disk loaded in the camera.
•Select DISK COPY to copy all data stored in a floppy disk toanother.
To format a floppy disk
Select “FORMAT”, then “OK”.
“FORMATTING” will be displayed. Once formatting is completed,the message “FORMATTING” is disappeared.
To copy all data stored in a floppy disk to another
1 Select “DISK COPY”, then “OK”.
“FILE ACCESS” will be displayed.
2 When “CHANGE FLOPPY DISK” is displayed, eject thefloppy disk.
3 When “INSERT FLOPPY DISK” is displayed, insertanother disk.
“DISK ACCESS” will be displayed.
4 Once copying is completed, the message “COMPLETE”is displayed.
• To cancel copying in the middle of the above steps from 1 through 4, turn offthe camera.
• Formatting erases all information on the floppy disk, and with copying disk,all information saved on the recipient floppy disk are erased to be replacedby newly written data including the protected image data. Check thecontents of the disk before formatting and copying disk.
• Be sure that the battery is fully charged when formatting and copying afloppy disk. Formatting and copying takes about 1 minutes maximum.
• Be sure to use the formatted floppy disk to carry out DISK COPY.30-GBkChanging the mode settings
•Normally select ON.
•Select OFF to turn the beep sound off.
Select this item to set the date and time. See page 13.Advanced operations
Enjoying Picture Effect
Press PICTURE EFFECT repeatedly to select thedesired picture effect mode.
NEG. ART: The color and brightness of the picture is reversed.
SEPIA: The picture is sepia.
B&W: The picture is monochrome (black and white).
SOLARIZE: The light intensity is more clear, and the picturelooks an illustlation.
To cancel picture effect
Press PICTURE EFFECT repeatedly until the indicator on the LCDscreen goes out. When you turn the power off or set PLAY/
CAMERA to PLAY, the picture effect is automatically cancelled.
Using various functions for recording32-GB
Using the PROGRAM AE function
You can select one of six PROGRAM AE (Auto Exposure) modes tosuit your shooting situation, referring to the following.
Press PROGRAM AE repeatedly to select the desired
Soft Portrait mode
Creates a soft background for subjects such as people or flowers.
Sports Lesson mode
For recording fast-moving subjects such as in tennis or golfgames.
Beach & Ski mode
For people or faces in strong light or reflected light, such as at abeach in midsummer or on a ski slope.
Sunset & Moon mode
For recording subjects in dark environments such as sunsets,fireworks, neon signs, or general night views.
Landscape mode
For distant subjects such as mountains or when recording asubject behind an obstacle such as a window or screen.
Panfocus mode
For recording close or distant subjects quickly and simply. Or,for recording with flash in a dark place where it is hard to bringthe camera into focus.
To cancel PROGRAM AE
Press PROGRAM AE repeatedly until the indicator on the LCDscreen goes out.
Notes on focus settings
• You cannot take close-ups in Sports Lesson and Beach & Ski modes.
• You can focus only on distance subjects in Sunset & Moon and Landscapemodes.
• In Panfocus mode, the zoom position and focus are fixed.kUsing various functions for recording33-GB
Additional information
When the lithium battery becomes weak or dead, the “W” indicatorflashes on the LCD screen. In this case, replace the battery with a
Sony CR2025 or Duracell DL-2025 lithium battery. Use of any otherbattery may present a risk of fire or explosion.
When installing the lithium battery, keep the battery pack attached.
Otherwise, you will need to reset the date and time retained by thelithium battery.
1 Slide the lid of the lithiumbattery compartment andopen it.
2 Push the lithium battery onceand push it out from theholder.
3 Install the lithium battery withthe positive (+) side facing out.
4 Close the lid.
The battery may explode if mistreated. Do not recharge, disassemble, ordispose of in fire.
Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced.
Replace only with the same type recommended by the manufacturer.
Discard used batteries according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Changing the lithium battery in thecamera34-GB
On cleaning
Cleaning the LCD screen
Wipe the screen surface with a LCD cleaning kit (optional) toremove fingerprints, dust, etc.
Cleaning the camera surface
Clean the camera surface with a soft cloth slightly moistened withwater. Do not use any type of solvent such as alcohol or benzene asit may mar the finish of the casing.
Using the camera on a sandy beach or in a dusty place
Do not let sand get into the camera. Sand or dust may cause the unitto malfunction, and sometimes this malfunction cannot be repaired.
Concerning floppy disks
To protect data recorded on floppy disk, note the following:• Avoid storing floppy disks near magnets or magnetic fields suchas those of speakers and televisions, permanent erasure of diskdata may result.
• Avoid storing floppy disks in areas subject to direct sunlight orsources of high temperature, such as a heating device. Floppy diskwarping or damage may result, rendering the disk useless.
• Avoid contact with the disk’s surface by opening the disk shutterplate. If the disk’s surface becomes blemished, data may berendered unreadable.
• Avoid getting liquids on the floppy disk.
• Be sure to use a floppy disk case to ensure protection of importantdata.
• Use a 2HD or a 2DD type disk head cleaner when cleaning thedisk drive.
•Even when you use a 3.5 inch 2HD floppy disk, image data maynot be recorded and/or displayed depending on the usingenvironment. In this case, use other brand disks.
Additional information
Operational temperature recommendations
This camera’s operational temperature is between 0 °C to +40 °C
(32 °F to +104 °F). Do not use this camera in extreme climatesoutside the operational temperature range.
Moisture condensation
If the camera is brought directly from a cold to a warm location, or isplaced in a very damp room, moisture may condense inside oroutside the camera. Should this occur, the camera will not operateproperly. In this case, remove the floppy disk, turn off the camera,and wait about an hour for the moisture to evaporate.
To prevent moisture condensation
When bringing the camera from a cold place to a warm place, putthe camera in a plastic bag and allow it to adapt to room conditionsover period of time.
1 Be sure to tightly seal the plastic bag containing the camera.
2 Remove the bag when the air temperature inside it has reachedthe temperature surrounding it (about 1 hour).
Notes on lithium battery
•Keep the lithium battery out of the reach of children.
Should the battery be swallowed, immediately consult a doctor.
•Wipe the battery with a dry cloth to assure a good contact.
•Do not hold the battery with metallic tweezers, otherwise a short-circuit may occur.
•Note that the lithium battery has a positive (+) and a negative (–)terminals. Be sure to install the lithium battery so that terminals onthe battery match the terminals on the camera.36-GB
Using your camera abroad
You can use the battery charger BC-V615 within 100 V to 240 V AC,
50/60 Hz.
When charging the battery pack, use a commercially available ACplug adaptor [a], if necessary, depending on the design of the walloutlet [b].kPrecautions
[a][ b]37-GB
Additional information
Symptom Cause and/or Solution
• The camera does not operate when using abattery pack that is not an “InfoLITHIUM”battery pack.t Use an “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack.
(p. 13)
• The floppy disk is not installed properly.t Remove the disk and reinstall it. (p. 8)
• PLAY/CAMERA is not set to CAMERA.t Set it to CAMERA. (p. 16)
• The tab on the disk is set to the writingimpossible position.t Set it to the writing possible position. (p. 8)
• The camera is placed near a TV or otherequipment that uses strong magnets.t Place the camera away from the TV, etc.
• You are shooting a subject with the light sourcebehind the subject or light is insufficient.t Adjust brightness of the image. (p. 10)
• The LCD screen is adjusted too dark.t Adjust brightness. (p. 9)
• The date and time are not set.t Set the date and time. (p. 13)
• The smear phenomenon.t The camera is not malfunctioning.
• The ambient temperature is too low.
• Charging of the battery pack is not enough.t Charge the battery pack fully.
• The battery pack has served its time.t Replace the battery pack with a new one.
Should any problem persist after you have made those checks,consult your nearest Sony dealer. If “C: ss: ss” appears on the
LCD screen, the self-diagnosis function has worked. See page 39.
The camera does notwork.
You cannot recordimages.
The picture is noisy.
The picture is too dark.
Incorrect date and timeare recorded.
Vertical streaks appearwhen shooting a verybright subject.
The battery lifedeteriorates too fast.38-GB
Symptom Cause and/or Solution
• Panfocus mode in PROGRAM AE is working.t Cancel it. (p. 32)
• PLAY/CAMERA is not set to PLAY.t Set it to PLAY. (p. 18)
• The battery is dead.t Use a charged battery pack. (p. 11, 12)
• The image is protected.t Cancel the protection of the image. (p. 26)
• If you leave the camera inactive in CAMERAmode for about 3 minutes while the power is on,it turns off automatically to prevent wearingdown the battery.t Turn the power on. (p. 12)t Select Panfocus mode in PROGRAM AEwhen shooting in a dark place which isdifficult to focus on. (p. 32)
Zoom does not work.
You cannot play back theimages.
You cannot delete animage.
The power turns offautomatically.
The image is out of focus.kTroubleshooting39-GB
Additional information
The camera has a self-diagnosisdisplay. This function displaysthe camera condition with five-digits (a combination of a letterand figures) on the LCD screen.
If this occurs check thefollowing code chart. The five-digit display informs you of thecamera current condition. Thelast two digits (indicated byss) will differ depending onthe state of the camera.
Self-diagnosis display
First three digits Cause and/or Corrective Action
•Trouble is with the disk drive.tTurn the power off and on again.
•The unformatted disk is installed.tFormat the disk. (p. 29)
•The unusable disk with the camera isinstalled.tChange the disk. (p. 8)
•A camera malfunction which you can notreverse has occurred.tContact your Sony dealer or localauthorized Sony service facility andinform them of the five digits.
(example: E:61:10)
Self-diagnosis display
•C: ss: ss
You can reverse the cameramalfunction yourself.
•E: ss: ss
Contact your Sony dealer orlocal authorized Sony servicefacility.40-GB
Image device 4.5 mm (1/4 type) CCD
Lens f=4.2 – 42 mm (40 – 400 mm, when convertedinto a 35 mm still camera)
F1.8 – 2.9
Exposure control Automatic exposure
White balance Automatic
Data compression Standard JPEG
Memory Floppy disk:3.5 inch 2HD MS-DOS format (1.44 MB)
Flash Recording distance limitations:0.5 – 2.5 m (1 5/8 – 8 1/3ft.)
LCD screen
Screen size 6.2 cm (2.5 type)
LCD panel TFT
Total dot number 84 260 dots
Application Sony battery pack NP-F330/F550
Power requirements 7.2 V (battery pack)
Power consumption (During shooting)
3.0 W
Operation temperature 0 °C to +40 °C (32 °F to +104 °F)
Storage temperature –20 °C to 60 °C (–4 °F to 140 °F)
Dimensions Approx. 137.5 · 103 · 62 mm
(5 2/5 · 4 1/8 · 2 1/2 in.) (w/h/d)
Mass Approx. 590 g (20 4/5 oz.) (including batterypack NP-F330, lithium battery CR2025, floppydisk, shoulder strap and lens cap)
Supplied accessories See page 7.
Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.41-GB
Additional information
Warning messages
Various messages appear on the LCD screen. Check them with thefollowing list.
Trouble is with the disk drive.
No disk has been inserted.
Trouble is with the disk.
Or the floppy disk loaded is not MS-DOSformatted (512 bytes x 18 sectors).
The tab on the disk is set to the writingimpossible position.
The disk is full.
No image has been recorded on the disk.
Trouble has occurred during playback.
The image is protected.
The battery is weak.
The lithium battery is weak or is not installed.42-GB
J, L
JPEG .......... 21, 23
Lithium battery .......... 35
Menu .......... 22
Moisture condensation .......... 35
MULTI ............ 23
N, P
Normal charge ........... 11
PICTURE EFFECT ............ 31
Playing back .......... 18
PROGRAM AE ........... 32
PROTECT ....... 26
REC MODE ........... 23
Recording ....... 16
Remaining battery indicator
........... 17, 19
S, T
Self-diagnosis display ............ 39
Self timer ........ 10
Setting the date and time ....... 13
Troubleshooting ......... 37
U, V
Using flash ............ 10
Using your camera abroad .... 36
Viewing images using yourcomputer ............ 21
W, Z
Warning messages ............ 41
Zoom ......... 10
Adjusting brightness
LCD screen ........... 9
Image ........... 10
Adjusting the exposure .......... 10
AE (auto exposure) ........... 16
Auto power-off function ........ 12
B, C
Battery pack .......... 11, 12
Battery charger ........... 11
BEEP .......... 30
BITMAP ......... 23
Charging ........ 11
Cleaning ......... 34
CLOCK SET ........... 30
Control button ......... 9
COPY ......... 27
D, E
DELETE .......... 28
DEMO MODE ............ 25
DISK COPY ........... 29
DISK TOOL ........... 29
E-MAIL ........... 23
FILE NUMBER ........... 25
FLASH LEVEL ........... 25
Floppy disk ............. 7, 34
FORMAT ........ 29
Full charge ............ 11
Image quality ............. 25
INDEX screen ............. 18
Indicators on the LCDscreen ............ 17, 19
InfoLITHIUM battery pack ..... 13
IndexSony Corporation Printed in Japan 306654411


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