Instruction/ maintenance manual of the product DSC-S600 Sony
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2-658-425- 11 (1) © 2006 Sony Cor poration Additional information on this produc t and answer s to frequen tly asked questions can be found at our Custome r Support W ebsite. Pr int ed in Chi na Printed on 100% recycled paper using VOC (V olatile Organic Compound)-free vegetable oil based ink.
2 T o redu ce fire or shoc k hazard , do not e xpose the un it to rain or moisture. If you hav e 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 .
3 Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply wi th the limits for a Cla ss B digita l device, pursuant to P art 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are de signed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference i n a residential i nstallation.
4 Notes on using yo ur camera T ype s of “Memo ry Stic k” that ca n be used (not supp lied) The IC recor ding medium used by this camera is a “ Memory Sti ck Du o”. T here a re two types o f “Memory Stick”. “Memo ry Stick Duo” : you can us e a “Memo ry Stick Du o” with yo ur camera.
5 Notes on the LC D screen , LCD fi nder (for mo dels wit h an LCD find er) and lens • The LCD screen and the LCD finder are manufactured using extremely high-precision technology so over 99.99% of t he pixels are operational for ef fective use.
6 For ful l use of th e digi tal sti ll camer a Prepare the camera and shoot images easily “Read Thi s First” (separate volume ) 1 Prepare the batteries 2 T urn the camera on/set the clock .
7 T able of cont ents Notes on usi ng yo ur camera ........ ............. ......... ............. .......... ............. ... 4 Basic techniqu es f o r b etter images ....... ................ ............. .......... ........... 10 Focus – Focu sing on a subje ct succe ssfully .
8 Viewing men u ..... ...... ....... ...... ....... ...... .......... ............. ...... .......... ............. 35 (Folder) - (Protect) DPOF (Print) (Slide) (Resiz e) (Rotate) (Divi de) (Setup) Trimming Usin g Setup it ems ....... ....
9 Enjo ying your Windows compute r ...... ... ....... ............. ...... .......... ............. . 52 Installing the suppl ied softw are ....... .......... ............ .......... ............. .......... . 5 4 Copy ing images to y our computer .
10 Enjoying the cam era Basi c techniqu es for better im ages When you pres s the shut ter b utton halfw ay do wn, the cam era adju sts the focus auto mati cally (Auto Focu s). Remember to pre ss the shutter button only halfway down. T o shoot a still im age diff icult to focus on t 9 (Focus) (page 29) If the imag e looks blurred even after focusin g, it may be because of ca mera shake.
11 Enj oyi ng the cam era Y ou can create various images by adjustin g the exposure and the ISO sensitivity . Exposure is the am ount o f lig ht t hat th e cam era w ill re ceive when you re lease the shutter . Adjusting the ISO sensitiv ity ISO is unit of measur emen t (sens iti vity), esti mating ho w much light an imag e pi ckup de vice (equi valent to ph oto f ilms) rece i ves.
12 The app arent color of the subject is affected by the ligh ting condition s. Exam ple: The co lor of an ima ge affect ed by ligh t sources The co lor ton es ar e adju sted au tomati cally in th e auto adju stment mo de. Howev er , you can adjust col or tones manually w ith [White Bal] (p age 30).
13 Enj oyi ng the cam era Select ing the image s ize fo r use ( t step 4 in “R ead Thi s First” ) The defau lt se ttings are marked wit h . * I mages ar e recorded in the same 3:2 as pect ra tio as photogr aph printing paper or postcards, etc.
14 Identi fying pa rts See the pages in pare ntheses for details of oper ation. A POWER bu tton/la mp ( t step 2 in “Read This Fi rst” ) B Shutter button ( t step 5 in “Read This Fi .
15 Enj oyi ng the cam era K Hook for wrist st rap ( t “Read This Fi rs t ” ) L Batt ery cover ( t ste p 1 in “Read This Fi rs t ” ) M Access lamp ( t step 4 in “R ead Th is Fi rs t ” ) N OPE N b utt on ( t step 1 in “R ead Th is Fi rs t ” ) O (USB) jack cover P (USB) jack (56) Q Tr ipod r eceptac le (bot tom) • Us e a tripod with a screw length of less than 5.
16 Indica tors on the s creen See the pages in pare ntheses for details of oper ation. When s hootin g sti ll image s When s hoo ting m ovi es A B 1 2 3 4 5 + 1 2 3 4 5 Displ ay Indication Batter y remaining ( t step 1 in “R ead This F ir st” ) z AE/AF loc k ( t step 5 in “Read T his First” ) Recordin g mode (24, 31) White bala nce (30) STBY REC Standby/Recordin g a movie ( t step 5 in “Read Thi s F irst” ) Camera mo de (Scene Selection) ( t step 5 in “Read T his First” ) Camera mode (Program ) (24 ) Flash mode ( t st ep 5 in “Read T his First” ) Zoom scaling (43, t ste p 5 in “R ead This F ir st” ) Red Eye Reducti on (44) Sharpness (34 ) Saturati on (33) Contrast (33) AF illuminat or (44) Metering mode ( t step 5 in “Re a d This F irs t” ) Pict ure effe ct (33) Displ ay Indication AF mode (43) AF range finder frame indicator ( 29) M SL 1.
17 Enj oyi ng the cam era C D E Displ ay Indication Image si ze (31, t ste p 4 in “Read T his First” ) FINE STD Image quali ty (31) Recordi ng folder (47) • This does not appear when using the intern al memory . Rema ini ng int ernal memory cap acit y (21) Rema ining “Memo ry Stick” ca pacity (21) 00:0 0:00 [00:28 :05] Record ing ti me [max imum recordab le ti me] (21) 1/30" Multi Burst inte rval (32) 400 R emain in g num ber of recordab le ima ges (21) Self-tim er ( t step 5 in “Read T his First” ) C:32:00 Self-diagnosi s display (87) ISO number (31) Displ ay Indication V ibrati on warning (10) • Indicates vibration may prevent you from shooting clear images due to insufficient lighting.
18 When p layi ng bac k still i mages When pl aying b ack movies A B M 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 Displ ay Indication Batter y remaining ( t step 1 in “R ead This F ir st” ) Recordin g mode (24, 31) Image si ze (31, t ste p 4 in “Read T his First” ) - Protect (36) Print or der (DPOF) mark (73 ) Chang e fold er (35 ) • This does not appear when using the intern al memory .
19 Enj oyi ng the cam era C D E Displ ay Indication PictBridge c onnecting (70) Recordi ng folder (47) • This does not appear when using the intern al memory . Play back fol der ( 35) • This does not appear when using the intern al memory .
20 Changi ng the scr een d isp lay Each ti me you press the (Screen s tat us) button, the displa y changes as follo ws. • When you set the LCD screen to Off, the digital zoom does not function (page 43) and [AF Mode] is set to [Single] (page 43).
21 Enj oyi ng the cam era Numbe r of still im ages and re cording time of movies The tabl es show the approxim ate number of still images a nd the leng th of time for m ovies that can be rec orded on a “ Memory Sti ck Duo” form atted with this camera.
22 When you do no t have a “Memory Stick Duo” (Rec ordin g wit h the in terna l memor y) The came ra ha s 32 M B o f int ernal memory . This memory is not rem ov able. Eve n whe n ther e is no “Memo ry S tick D uo” in se rted i n the camer a, y ou can reco rd ima ges using t his intern al memory .
23 Enj oyi ng the cam era Batte ry life and n umber of i mages t hat can be record ed/viewed The tab les s ho w the appro ximate number of images that can be recorded/v ie wed a n d t he battery li fe when you shoo t images in [Normal ] mode with new batteries and at a n ambi ent te mper atur e of 25° C (77° F).
24 Using th e mode switch Set the mod e switch to the desired fu nction. Sti ll image sh ooting mo des : Auto : Auto adjust ment m ode All ows easy s hooti ng with the sett ings adjust ed aut omati cally. t step 5 in “Read This First ” Program : Program a uto shoo ting mode Allo ws you to shoot with th e ex posure adjuste d auto matical ly (b oth t he shutte r speed an d the aperture v alue).
25 Enj oyi ng the cam era Scene S electio n For deta ils t step 5 in “Read This F irst” Fo r shooti ng an image appro priat ely accordin g to the s cene con diti on, a combinat ion of func tions is dete rmin ed by the ca mera .
26 Using t he menu Using menu it ems 1 T urn o n the power and s et the mode switch. Different items ar e av ailable depending on the position of the mode switch and the (Camera) menu settings. 2 Press MENU to display the men u. 3 Select the desired menu item with b / B on t he co ntrol butt on.
27 For detail s on the operation t page 26 Using the menu Menu ite ms The menu ite ms av a ilable vary depending on the mode switch posi tion. Only the available items are displ ayed on the screen . * The operation is limited according to the Scene mode (page 25).
28 For det ails on th e oper ati on t page 26 Shooti ng menu The de faul t sett ings a re mar ked wi th . Select the st ill image ca mera mo de. t page 24, step 5 i n “Read This F i rst” Manually adjusts the exposure. T oward – T oward + • For details on the exposure t page 11 • The compensation value can be set in 1/3EV increments.
29 For detail s on the operation t page 26 Using the menu Y ou can change the focus met hod. Use the menu when it is difficult to get the pro per focus in auto f ocus mo de. • AF s tands for A uto Focus. • When you are shooting movie s, [Multi AF] is recommended as the AF w orks even with a certain amount of vibration.
30 For det ails on th e oper ati on t page 26 z If the sub ject is out of focus When shooting with the subject at the edge of the fr ame (or the s creen), or when using [ Center AF], t he camera may not fo cus on a s ubject at t he edge of t he frame.
31 For detail s on the operation t page 26 Using the menu Selects a lumi nous sensitivity with units of ISO . The larger the num ber, the high er the sens itivity . • For details on the ISO sensitivity t pa ge 11 • Note that the image tends to become noisier as the ISO sensitivity number increases.
32 For det ails on th e oper ati on t page 26 On the [M ult i Burs t] • Y ou can successi vely play back images shot in the Multi Burst mode using the following procedures : – T o pause/resume: Pr ess z on t he control button. – T o p lay ba ck fram e-by-fra me: P ress b / B i n pause mode.
33 For detail s on the operation t page 26 Using the menu Adjusts the amo unt of flash li ght. • T o change flash mode t step 5 in “Read This First” • Y ou may not be able to set the Flash Le vel depending on the Scene mode (page 25).
34 For det ails on th e oper ati on t page 26 Adjusts the sharpness of the image. See page 42. (Sharp ness ) + ( ) T ow ard +: Sharpens the image.
35 For detail s on the operation t page 26 Using the menu Viewin g me nu The defau lt se ttings are marked wit h . Selec ts the fo lde r contai ning th e image you wa nt to play back whe n usin g the camer a with “Memo ry Stick Duo”. 1 Select t he desi red fold er with b / B on the cont rol button.
36 For det ails on th e oper ati on t page 26 Prot ects i mage s aga inst accident al e rasu re. T o protect images in s ingl e-ima ge m ode 1 Display the image you want to protect. 2 Press MENU to display the menu. 3 Sel ect - (Protect) with b / B on the control button, then press z .
37 For detail s on the operation t page 26 Using the menu T o cancel the protect ion In single -image mode Press z in step 3 or 4 of “T o prot ect images in singl e-image mode . ” In inde x mode 1 Selec t the image for which you wan t to remove protectio n in step 5 of “ To pr otect images in index mo de.
38 For det ails on th e oper ati on t page 26 Image Repeat 1 Select [In terval], [Image] and [Repeat ] with v / V / b / B on the control butt on. 2 Sele ct [S tart] with V / B , then pre ss z . The slid e show starts. T o end the sl ide show , press z , sele ct [Exi t] with B , t hen pr ess z .
39 For detail s on the operation t page 26 Using the menu Rotate s a st ill imag e. 1 Displa y the image to be ro tate d. 2 Press MENU t o display t he menu. 3 Select (Rotate) with b / B on the contr ol button, then pre ss z . 4 Select [ ] with v , then rotate the image wit h b / B .
40 For det ails on th e oper ati on t page 26 Exam ple: Cutt ing a movie numbered 10 1_0002 This sect ion describe s an example of dividing a m ovie numbered 101_0002 and deleting it in the follow ing file configu rati on. 1 Cutti ng scen e A.
41 For detail s on the operation t page 26 Using the menu 5 Press z at the de sired c utting po int. • Whe n you want to adj ust the cuttin g point, sele ct [ c / C ] (frame rewin d/forward ) and adjust the cutting poi nt using b / B . • If you want to change the cutting point, select [Cancel].
42 Using the Setup s creen Using S etup item s Y ou can ch ange the def ault sett ings usin g the S etup screen . 1 T urn o n the power . 2 Press MENU to display the men u. 3 After pressing B on the control b u tton, go to the (Setup) setting, then press B aga in.
43 For detail s on the operation t page 42 Using the Setup screen Came ra The defau lt se ttings are marked wit h . Selec ts the au to focu s operat ion mo de. • When shooti ng using the finder with t he LCD screen off, the camera operates in the [Single] mode.
44 For det ails on th e oper ati on t page 42 • The maximum zoom scale of smart zoom/precision di gital zoom includes the scale of the optical zoom. • The AF range f inder frame does not appear when usin g the digital zoom. The or indicator flashes, and AF operates with priority on subjects located near the center of the frame.
45 For detail s on the operation t page 42 Using the Setup screen Displa ys the re corded im age on the screen fo r approxim ately two seconds im mediat ely after sho oting a st ill i mage. • If you press the shutter button halfway do wn during this period, the recorded image display disappears and you can immediat ely shoot the next image.
46 For det ails on th e oper ati on t page 42 Intern al Memo r y T oo l This item does not ap pea r whe n a “M emory Sti ck Duo” is insert ed in the camera. The de faul t sett ings a re mar ked wi th . Forma ts the inte rnal memor y .
47 For detail s on the operation t page 42 Using the Setup screen Memory Stic k T ool This it em appears only w hen a “Memo ry Stic k Duo” is in sert ed in the cam era. The defau lt se ttings are marked wit h . Formats the “Memor y Stick Du o”.
48 For det ails on th e oper ati on t page 42 Change s the fold er curr ently u sed for recording images. 1 Select [OK] with v on the control butto n, then press z . The folder s electio n screen appears. 2 Select the desired folde r with b / B , and [OK] with v , then press z .
49 For detail s on the operation t page 42 Using the Setup screen Setup 1 1 The defau lt se ttings are marked wit h . Selects t he sound p roduced when yo u operate t he camera . Selects the langu age to be used to display the menu items, warnings, an d messages.
50 For det ails on th e oper ati on t page 42 Setup 2 2 The de faul t sett ings a re mar ked wi th . Selects t he method use d to assig n f ile numbers to i mages. Select s th e USB mo de t o be u sed w hen c onnec ting the c amer a to a computer or a Pic tBridge com pliant printe r using the USB c able.
51 For detail s on the operation t page 42 Using the Setup screen Sets the da te and tim e. Cloc k Se t OK Select [OK] with v on the control bu tton, and p ress z . Then, perform the procedure e xplained in “S et the clock” ( t step 2 in “Re ad This First” ).
52 Using your computer Enjoy ing yo ur Windo ws compu ter For details on using a Macintosh com puter , refer to “Using you r Macin tosh comput er” (pag e 66).
53 Using y our compute r The fol lo w in g en vironmen t is recomm ended fo r a computer c onnected to the ca mera . Recomme nded e nvironme nt for copyin g images OS (p re-i ns talled ): Microsoft Windows 2000 Profess ional, Windo ws Millennium Edition, W in dows XP Home Edition or Windo w s XP Profess ional • Operatio n is not assured in an environment based on an upgrade of the operating systems described ab ov e or in a multi-boot en v ironment.
54 Inst alling th e supplied softwar e Y ou ca n insta ll th e s uppl ied softw are us ing the followin g pr ocedu re. • When using Windows 2000/Me, do n ot connect the camera to the computer before installation. • In W i ndows 2000/XP , log on as Administrator .
55 Using y our compute r Copyi ng i mages t o yo ur co mputer This sectio n describes the proc ess using a W indows comp uter as an exam ple. Y ou c an copy im ages from the ca mera to your com puter as follows. For a comp uter with a “M emory Stick” slot Remove the “M emory S tick Duo” fro m the cam era and insert it in th e Mem ory Stic k Duo Adaptor .
56 • With W i ndows XP , the AutoPlay wizard appears on the des ktop. “USB Mode Ma ss Sto rage” ap pears on the screen of the camera. When a USB c onnec tion is e stablishe d for the f irst time , your c omput er aut omatica lly runs a progr am to r ecogniz e th e camer a.
57 Using y our compute r 3 Click the ch eck bo x o f unwanted images to remove the checkmark so they are not copied, then cl ick [Next]. The “Pic ture Na me and Destinat ion” scree n appe ars. 4 Select a name and destination for the images, then click [Ne xt].
58 1 Double-clic k [My Computer] t [Remov able Disk] t [DCIM]. • If the “Removable Disk” icon is not displayed, see page 81. 2 Double-clic k the f o lder where the image files y ou want to copy are stored. Then, right-click an ima ge file to display the menu and clic k [Copy].
59 Using y our compute r This sectio n describes the procedure for vie wing copi ed imag es in the “M y Documents ” folder . 1 Click [Start] t [My D ocuments]. Th e content s of the “M y Docum ents” folde r are displ aye d. • If you are not using Wi ndows XP , double-click [My Documents] on the desktop.
60 The ima ge f ile s recorded with y our c amera are gro uped as folde r s on the “Memor y Stick Duo”. Examp le: viewing fol ders on Windows XP A Fold er contai ning i mage dat a recorded using a camera not equi pped with the folder cr eating functi on B Fold er contai ning i mage dat a recorded using this camer a When no ne w folders are creat ed, there are folders a s follo ws: – “Memory Sti ck Duo”; “101MSDCF” onl y – Internal memory; “101_SONY” only C Fol der contai ning mo vie data , etc.
61 Using y our compute r Viewin g image files st ored on a comput er with your camera (using a “M emor y St ick Duo” ) This sectio n describes the proc ess using a W indows comp uter as an exam ple. When a n image fi le co pied to a co mpute r no long er remai ns on a “ Memory St ick Duo”, you can view that image again on the came ra by copying the image f ile on the comput er to a “Mem ory Stick Duo” .
62 Using th e supplied softwar e Y ou can use stil l image s and vide o from the camera mo re tha n e ver by ta king ad va ntage of the s oft wa re. This section summarizes the softw are and give s basic instructions. W ith the so ftware you ca n: • Import images shot with the camera and display them on the monitor.
63 Using y our compute r 3 Impor t the images. T o star t impo rting i mages, click the [Impor t] button. By de fault, ima ges are i mported into a folde r crea ted in “My P ict ure s” th at is name d with the date of im porting. • For instructions on changing the “Folder to be imported”, refer to page 65.
64 Hour display screen • T o lis t images from a particular year or month, click that period on the left of the screen. 3 Displaying i ndividual images On the h our display scr een, double-c lick a thum bnai l to displ ay the image by itsel f in a se para te wind ow .
65 Using y our compute r Prepa ring ima ges store d on the computer f or viewing Y ou can view images previously stored on the co mputer w ith t he software . T o vie w them, register the fo lder th at conta ins the images as one of t he “V iewed f olde rs”.
66 Using your Macint osh co mput er Y ou can copy images t o your comput er . • The supplied software is not compatible with Macintosh computers. The follo wing en viro nment is recom mended for a comput er con nected to the camer a. Recomm ended en vironm ent for copy ing ima ges OS (pre-installed): Ma c OS 9.
67 Using y our compute r Perform t he procedu res list ed below beforeha nd when : • Disconnecting the USB cable • Removing a “Memory S tick Duo” • Inserting a “Memory Stick Duo” into the camera after copying im ages from the int ernal memory • T urning off the camera Drag and d rop th e driv e ic on or t he icon of the “Memo ry S tick Duo” t o the “T rash” icon.
68 Printi ng still ima ges How to print st ill images When yo u print images shot in [16:9(H DTV)] mode, bot h edges may be c ut off, so be sure to check before p rintin g ( page 84). Printing images directly using a PictBridge compliant printer (page 69) Y ou ca n pri nt imag es b y connecti ng the came ra di rect ly t o a Pict Bridge compli ant pri nter .
69 Printi ng still ima ges Printin g images di rectly us ing a Pic tBridge compl iant prin ter Even if you do not have a com puter , you can prin t images shot usin g your camera by connec ting the cam era dire ctly to a Pict Bridge co mplian t printer.
70 1 Connect the (USB) jack on y our camera and the USB jack on the printer wit h the suppl ied USB cable. 2 T urn on yo ur camera and t he prin ter . After t he con nection is ma de, the i ndicator appears . The camer a is set to pl aybac k mode, then an image an d the print me nu appear on the screen.
71 Printi ng still ima ges 2 Select print settings with v / V / b / B . [Index] Select [On] to prin t as a n ind ex i mage. [Siz e] Select th e siz e of the prin ting sheet. [Date] Select [Day&T ime] or [Date] to ins ert the da te and time on ima ges.
72 [Select] Sele cts imag es and prin ts all th e sele cted imag es. Select the image you want to print wi th v / V / b / B , then press z to disp lay the mark. (Repeat th is procedur e to selec t other imag es.) Then, press ME NU. [DPOF image] Prints a ll the im ages with a (P rint order) mark r egardless of the displa yed imag e.
73 Printi ng still ima ges Printi ng at a sho p Y ou c an take a “ Memory St ick Duo” contai ning images shot with your ca mera to a photo print ing service shop. As long as the shop suppo rts photo printing services confor ming to the D POF, you can make a (Print order) ma rk on images in adv an ce so that y ou do no t ne ed to reselect them wh en you print t hem out at the shop.
74 1 Display the index screen ( t step 6 in “Read This First” ). 2 Press MENU to display the menu. 3 Select DP OF with b / B , then press z . 4 Select [Select] with v / V , then press z . • Y ou cannot add a mark in [All I n This Folder].
75 T roubleshoo ting T roubleshoo ting T ro ublesho oting If you experienc e trouble with your camera, try the fol lowing solutions. Please u nderstand t hat you give your conse nt that t he conten ts of the internal me mory may be check ed whe n you se nd your cam era to be repair ed.
76 The battery remaining indicator is incorrect, o r sufficient battery remaining indicat or is disp la yed b ut the po wer runs out too qui ckl y . • This phenomeno n occurs when you use the c amera in an extremely hot or cold loc ation (page 94).
77 T roubleshoo ting The screen does not turn on even when the power is turned on. • Turn on the screen (page 20). Y our camera cannot record ima ges. • Check th e free capacit y of t he int ernal me mory or “Memory Stick Duo” (pag e 21).
78 Smart zoom does not funct ion. • Set [Dig ital Zoom] to [Smart] (page 4 3). • This function can not be used when: – The image size is set to [6M] or [3:2]. – Shoo ting in Multi Bur st mode. – Shooti ng movies. The flash doe s not w ork.
79 T roubleshoo ting Noise appears in the image when you vi ew the screen in a dark place. • The camera is att empting to incre ase the visibili ty of th e scree n by tempo rarily b rightening the image und er condit ions of lo w illumin atio n.
80 Y our camera cannot delete an image . • Cancel the pr otectio n (page 37). • Y ou are usi ng the “Mem ory Stick Duo” w ith the writ e-protect switch, and th e switch is set to the LOCK pos ition. Set the swi tch to the recordin g position (page 90) .
81 T roubleshoo ting Y ou do not know if the OS of y o ur computer is compatible with the camera. • Check “R ecommended c omputer e n vir onment” on page 53 for Windows, and page 66 for Macintos h. Y our computer does not recognize your camera.
82 After making a USB connection, the supplied software does not start automatically . • Star t up the “M edia Ch eck T ool” (page 6 2). • Make t he USB c o nnect ion aft er the computer is t urned on (page 56). The ima ge cannot be pla yed back on a co mputer .
83 T roubleshoo ting Cannot inser t a “Memory Stick Duo”. • Insert it in the correc t direction ( t step 3 in “Read This F irst” ). Cannot record on a “Memory St ick Duo”. • Y ou are using the “Memor y Stick Duo” with th e write-protect switc h, and the switch is set to the LOC K positi on.
84 The free capacity of the internal memory does not increase even when y ou copy the data st ored in the internal memory to a “Memory Stick Duo”. • The data is not dele ted afte r copying. Execute the [Forma t] comm and (page 46) t o format t he inte rnal memo ry a fter c o p ying the d ata.
85 T roubleshoo ting Cannot pri nt images. • Check tha t the camera and the printe r are properly conn ected using the USB cabl e. • Turn on the printer . F or further information, refer to the operati ng instruction s supplied with the prin ter .
86 Y our camera does not work. • Use the type of batt eries you can use with th is camera ( page 92). • The batte ry lev el is low (The E indicat or appears). Inst all new batteries or charged Nickel- Metal Hydr ide batt eries ( t step 1 in “Read This Fi rst ” ).
87 T roubleshoo ting Warning indi cators an d message s If a code st artin g with a let ter of the alpha bet appear s, your camera has a self- diagnos is display . The last two digit s (indica ted by ss ) wil l d if fer de pend ing on the st ate of the c amera.
88 Format error • For mat the m edia a gain (pages 46 and 47). Memory Stick locked • Y ou are using the “Memory Stick Duo” with t he writ e-prote ct switch, and t he swi tch is se t to the LO CK p ositi on. S et the swit ch to t he record ing posit ion (page 90).
89 T roubleshoo ting 640(Fine) is n ot availab le • 640(Fine ) size movies can be recorde d only using a “Memory Stick PRO Duo”. Insert a “Memory S tick PRO Duo” or set the im age size to a size ot her than [640(Fine)]. Enable print er to connect • [USB Connect] is set to [P ictBridge] , howe ver the c amera i s conn ected to a non-Pic tBridge compl iant device.
90 Others On the “M emor y St ick” A “Memor y St ick” is a comp act, porta b le IC record ing medium. The types of “Memo ry Stick” that can be used with this camera ar e listed in the table belo w . However , pro per operat ion canno t be guar anteed for all “M emory S tick” functions.
91 Others • Do not us e or store the “M emory Stick Duo” under the following conditions: – High temperature locations such as the hot interior of a car parked in direct sunlight – Locations exposed to direct sunlight – Humid loca tions or locations with corrosive substances present Notes on us ing th e Me mory Stick Duo Adapt or (not suppli ed) • T o use a “Memory Stick Duo” with a “Memory Stick” compliant de vice, be sure to insert the “Memory Stick Duo” into a Memory Stick Duo Adaptor .
92 On the b atterie s Batter ies yo u can and cannot use with y our camera * NH-AA-2DB twin pack, etc. ** Operating performance cannot be ensured if voltage drops or ot her problems are caused by the natur e of the battery. On alka line ba tteries/O x y N ickel P rimary Batte ry • Alkaline batteries/Oxy Nickel Primary Battery are not rechargeabl e.
93 Others On Nicke l-Metal Hyd ride bat teries • Do not peel off the e xternal seals or damage t he ba tteries. Nev er use batteries from which the sea ls ha ve been partia lly or complete ly removed, or bat teries that have been split in any way .
94 Precau tions x Do not leave the ca mera in the following place s • In an e xtremely hot place In places such as in a car parked in the sun, the camera body m ay become deformed and th is may cause a malfunc tion. • Under direct sunligh t or near a heater The camera body m ay become discolored or deformed, and this may cause a malfunction.
95 Others Speci f ic ations Camera [Syste m] Image device 7.18 mm (1/2.5 type) color CCD, Prima ry color filter T otal pixel number of camera Approx. 6 183 000 pixels Effecti ve pixel number of camera Approx. 6 003 000 pixels Lens Carl Ze iss V ario- T essar 3× zoom lens f = 5.
96 Index Inde x A A C Adap tor... ........... ......... .... 15 t step 1 in “Read This F i rst” Accessories supplied t in “Read T his F irst” AE/AF l ock in dicat or .......... . 30 t step 5 in “Read This F i rst” AF Illum inator .
97 Index Index mode pri nting......... .....69 Index s creen t step 6 in “Read This Fi r st ” Indicator .... ..... ...... see “Screen” Initi alize .. ........... ............ .......49 Instal l .... .... ....... ......... ....... .....54 Intern al mem ory.
98 Self-t imer t step 5 in “Read This F i rst” Sepia .. .... ..... .... ..... .... ..... ....... . 33 Set the clock t step 2 in “Read This F i rst” Setup .... .... ..... ....... ..... 3 4, 41, 42 Came ra .... ..... .... ....... ...... 43 Internal Memor y T ool .
99 T rademar ks • is a trademark of Sony Corporation. • “Memory S tick”, , “Memory Stick PR O”, , “Memory S tick Duo”, , “Memory Stick PR O Duo”, , “MagicGate”, and are tr ademarks of Sony Corporation. • Microsoft and Windo ws ar e either register ed trademarks or t rademarks of Mi crosoft Corporation in t he United States and/or ot her countries.
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