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evilnick 1:54pm on Sunday, July 11th, 2010 
Picture quality Data compression JPEG, MPEG1 Maximum resolution 0 pixels Megapixel 4.
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This Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-S80S takes fab pictures and relatively easy to use. I ordered the Sony Cybershot dsc-s80 as one downside on the Sony p73 that I used to own was its size, it was pocket sized.
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Versatile, easy to use, excellent battery life Limited software, proprietary connector

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2-590-641-11(1)

Digital Still Camera

Enjoying the camera

Users Guide/ Troubleshooting

Operating Instructions

Before operating the unit, please read this manual and Read This First (separate volume) thoroughly, and retain it for future reference.

Using the menu

Using the Setup screen

Owners Record

The model and serial numbers are located on the bottom. Record the serial number in the space provided below. Refer to these numbers whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product. Model No. DSC-S60/S80/ST80/S90 Serial No. ___________________________

Using your computer

Printing still images

DSC-S60/ S80/ST80/ S90

Connecting your camera to your TV

Troubleshooting

Others
Read This First (separate volume)
Additional information on this product and answers to frequently asked questions can be found at our Customer Support Website.
Explains the set-up and basic operations for shooting/playback with your camera.
Printed on 100% recycled paper using VOC (Volatile Organic Compound)-free vegetable oil based ink.

Printed in China

2005 Sony Corporation

WARNING

To prevent fire or shock hazard, do not expose the unit to rain or moisture.
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.
For Customers in the U.S.A.

Regulatory Information

Declaration of Conformity Trade Name: SONY Model No.: DSC-S60 Responsible Party: Sony Electronics Inc. Address: 16450 W. Bernardo Dr, San Diego, CA 92127U.S.A. Telephone No.: 858-942-2230 This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. Declaration of Conformity Trade Name: SONY Model No.: DSC-S90 Responsible Party: Sony Electronics Inc. Address: 16450 W. Bernardo Dr, San Diego, CA 92127U.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.
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.

CAUTION

You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not expressly approved in this manual could void your authority to operate this equipment.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures: Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna. Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver. Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. The supplied interface cable must be used with the equipment in order to comply with the limits for a digital device pursuant to Subpart B of Part 15 of FCC Rules.

Notice for customers in the United Kingdom (DSC-S90/S80/ ST80 only)
A moulded plug complying with BS 1363 is fitted to this equipment for your safety and convenience. Should the fuse in the plug supplied need to be replaced, a fuse of the same rating as the supplied one and approved by ASTA or BSI to BS 1362, (i.e., marked with an or mark) must be used. If the plug supplied with this equipment has a detachable fuse cover, be sure to attach the fuse cover after you change the fuse. Never use the plug without the fuse cover. If you should lose the fuse cover, please contact your nearest Sony service station.

For Customers in Europe

This product has been tested and found compliant with the limits set out in the EMC Directive for using connection cables shorter than 3 meters (9.8 feet).

Attention

The electromagnetic fields at the specific frequencies may influence the picture and sound of this camera.

Notice

If static electricity or electromagnetism causes data transfer to discontinue midway (fail), restart the application or disconnect and connect the communication cable (USB, etc.) again.
For Customers in the U.S.A. and Canada (DSC-S90 only)
RECYCLING NICKEL METAL HYDRIDE BATTERIES
Nickel Metal Hydride 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 Nickel Metal Hydride batteries.
Notes on using your camera
Types of Memory Stick that can be used (not supplied)
The IC recording medium used by this camera is a Memory Stick. There are two types of Memory Stick.
Memory Stick: you can use a Memory Stick with your camera.

Carl Zeiss lens

This camera is equipped with a Carl Zeiss lens which is capable of reproducing sharp images with excellent contrast. The lens for this camera has been produced under a quality assurance system certified by Carl Zeiss in accordance with the quality standards of Carl Zeiss in Germany.
No compensation for contents of the recording
Memory Stick Duo: you can use a Memory Stick Duo by inserting it into a Memory Stick Duo Adaptor. 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

Memory Stick Duo Adaptor
For details on Memory Stick, see page 91. To avoid the potential risk of data loss, always copy (back up) data to other medium.
Back up of the internal memory
If you turn off the power by opening the battery/ Memory Stick cover, etc. during the access lamp is lit, the data in the internal memory may be corrupted. Be sure to back up the data to avoid the potential risk of data loss. See pages 23, 58 on how to back up the data.

The number of still images (The image quality is [Fine] on the upper line and [Standard] on the lower line.) (Images)
Capacity Size 32MB 64MB 128MB 256MB 512MB 1GB 2GB

4M 3:2 3M 1M VGA(E-Mail)

196 491

394 985

790 1975

1428 3571

2904 7261

5928 14821

12154 30385
The number of images listed is for when [Mode] is set to [Normal]. The size of a single still image is 1M when [Mode] is set to [Multi Burst]. When the number of remaining shootable images is greater than 9,999, the >9999 indicator appears. You can resize the images later ([Resize], (page 41)).
The recording time of movies (hour : minute : second)
640(Fine) 640(Standard) 160

0:01:27 0:22:42

0:02:56 0:45:39

0:05:54 1:31:33

0:02:57 0:10:42 2:51:21

0:06:02 0:21:47 5:47:05

0:12:20 0:44:27 11:44:22

0:25:18 1:31:09 24:18:25

Movies with the size set to [640(Fine)] can be only recorded on a Memory Stick PRO. For image size and image quality, see page 13. When images recorded using earlier Sony models are played back on this camera, the display may differ from the actual image size.
When you do not have a Memory Stick (Recording with the internal memory)
The camera has 32 MB of internal memory. This memory is not removable. Even when there is no Memory Stick inserted in the camera, you can record images using this internal memory.
Movies with the image size set to [640(Fine)] cannot be recorded using the internal memory.
When a Memory Stick (not supplied) is inserted
[Recording]: Images are recorded on the Memory Stick. [Playback]: Images on the Memory Stick are played back. [Menu, Setup, etc.]: Various functions can be performed on images on the Memory Stick.
When there is no Memory Stick inserted

Internal memory

[Recording]: Images are recorded using the internal memory. [Playback]: Images stored in the internal memory are played back. [Menu, Setup, etc.]: Various functions can be performed on images in the internal memory.
On image data stored in the internal memory
We recommend that you copy (back up) data without fail using one of the following methods.
To copy (back up) data on a Memory Stick
Prepare a Memory Stick with a capacity of 32 MB or more, then perform the procedure explained in [Copy] (page 52).

The histogram also appears in the following cases, but you cannot adjust the exposure. When the mode dial is set to or M When playing back a single image During Quick Review

9 (Focus)

You can change the focus method. Use the menu when it is difficult to get the proper focus in auto focus mode.
(unlimited distance) 7.0m 3.0m 1.0m 0.5m Center AF ( )
Focuses automatically on a subject near the center of the frame.
Using this with the AF lock function lets you shoot in the desired image composition.

VGAFINE

Focuses on the subject using a previously set distance to the subject. (Focus preset)
When shooting a subject through a net or through window glass, it is difficult to get the proper focus in auto focus mode. In these cases, use of [Focus] is convenient.

AF range finder frame

AF range finder frame indicator
Multi AF (Multipoint AF) (Still image ) (Movie )
Focuses automatically on a subject in all ranges of the finder frame.
This mode is useful when the subject is not in the center of the frame.
AF stands for Auto Focus. Distance setting information in [Focus] is approximate. If you point the lens up or down, the error increases. The distance selection is limited according to the Scene mode (page 27). When you are shooting movies, [Multi AF] is recommended as the AF works even with a certain amount of vibration. When you use [Digital Zoom] or [AF Illuminator], priority AF movement is given to subjects in or near the center of the frame. In this case the or indicator flashes and the AF range finder frame is not displayed.
z If the subject is out of focus When shooting with the subject at the edge of the frame (or the screen), or when using [Center AF], the camera may not focus on a subject at the edge of the frame. In a case like this, do as follows.
1 Recompose the shot so that the subject is centered in the AF range finder, and press the shutter button halfway down to focus on the subject (AF lock).
AE/AF lock indicator AF range finder frame Using the menu

F2.8 30

As long as you do not press the shutter button fully down, you can retry the procedure as many times as you want. 2 When the AE/AF lock indicator stops flashing and remains on, return to the fully composed shot, and press the shutter button fully down.

FINE VGA

(Metering Mode)
Selects the metering mode that sets which part of the subject to measure to determine the exposure.

Spot (Spot metering) ( )

Measures only a part of the subject.
This function is useful when the subject is backlit or when there is strong contrast between the subject and the background.
Spot metering cross hairs Positions on the subject.

When Recording disappears, you can shoot the next image.

Normal

Does not shoot continuously.
On the [Multi Burst] You can play back images shot with [Multi Burst] using the following procedure. To pause/resume: Press z on the control button. To play back frame-by-frame: Press b/B in pause mode. Press z to resume playback in series. You cannot use the following functions in the [Multi Burst] mode: Smart zoom Flash Inserting the date and time Dividing a series of images shot with [Multi Burst] Deleting a frame in a series of images shot with [Multi Burst] Setting the frame interval to a mode other than [1/30] when the mode dial is set to Setting the shutter speed to lower than 1/30 second when the mode dial is set to M When playing back a series of images shot with [Multi Burst] using a computer or a camera not equipped with the Multi Burst function, the image is displayed as a single image with 16 frames. The image size of images shot in the [Multi Burst] mode is 1M. You may not be able to shoot images in the [Multi Burst] mode depending on the Scene mode (page 27). On the [Burst] The flash is set to (No flash). When recording with the self timer, a series of a maximum of five images is recorded. When the mode dial is set to M, you cannot set the shutter speed in the [Burst] mode to 1/6 second or slower. When the battery level is low, or when the internal memory or Memory Stick is full, the [Burst] stops. You may not be able to shoot images in the [Burst] mode depending on the Scene mode (page 27).
The maximum number of continuous shots

(Units: images)

Quality Size Fine Standard

(Interval)

Selects the frame interval in the [Multi Burst] mode (page 35).
1/7.5 (1/7.5") 1/15 (1/15") 1/30 (1/30")
This setting cannot be made when [Mode] (REC Mode) in the menu is set to other than [Multi Burst] (page 35).

(Flash Level)

Adjusts the amount of flash light.

+ ( +) Normal ( )

Toward : Makes the flash level lower. Toward +: Makes the flash level higher.

For automatic creation of a Music video/ Slideshow (page 65), a Pentium III 500 MHz or faster CPU is required. When using ImageMixer VCD2, a Pentium III 800 MHz or faster CPU is recommended. This software is compatible with DirectX technology. DirectX must be installed for use.
Copying images to your computer
This section describes the process using a Windows computer as an example. You can copy images from the camera to your computer as follows. The InstallShield Wizard screen appears.
If the install menu screen does not appear, double-click (My Computer) t (PICTUREPACKAGE).
For a computer with a Memory Stick slot
Remove the Memory Stick from the camera and insert the Memory Stick into the Memory Stick slot of the computer, then copy the images.

3 Click [Next].

For a computer without a Memory Stick slot
Follow Stages 1 through 5 on pages 58 to 62 to copy images.
Screens when copying images on a Memory Stick to a computer are used as examples.
The USB driver installation starts. When the installation is finished, the screen informs you of completion.
Stage 1: Installing the USB Driver
A driver is software that enable equipment connected to the computer to operate properly. When using Windows XP, start from Stage 2. When PicturePackage is already installed, Stage 1 is unnecessary.
4 Click the radio button next to
[Yes, I want to restart my computer now] to select it, then click [Finish].
NOTE: Do not connect the camera to the computer at this time.
1 Shut down all application

software in use.

In Windows 2000, log on as Administrator (authorized Administrators).
Your computer restarts. Now, you can establish a USB connection. Remove the CD-ROM when the installation is completed.
2 Insert the CD-ROM into the
computer, then click [USB Driver] when the install menu screen appears.
Stage 2: Preparing the camera and the computer
1 Insert a Memory Stick with
recorded images into the camera.
When copying images in the internal memory, this step is unnecessary.

To the multi connector

2 Insert the batteries with enough
capacity remained in the camera, or connect the camera to a wall outlet (wall socket) with the AC Adaptor (not supplied).
When you copy images to your computer using insufficient batteries, copying may fail or image data may be corrupted if the batteries shut off too soon. For DSC-ST80, also refer to the operating instructions Cyber-shot Station.

6 Click [Finish].

The wizard screen closes.
To continue copying other images, disconnect the cable for multi-use terminal (DSC-S90/S80/S60) or Cyber-shot Station (DSC-ST80) (page 63) and reconnect it. Then follow the procedure explained in Stage 3: Connecting the camera and your computer on page 59.
2 Double-click the folder where the
image files you want to copy are stored. Then, right-click an image file to display the menu and click [Copy].
Stage 4-B: Copying images to a Computer
For Windows XP, follow the procedure explained in Stage 4-A: Copying images to a computer on page 60.
This section describes an example of copying images to the My Documents folder.
On the storage destination of the image files, see page 63
3 Double-click the [My Documents]
folder. Then, right-click on the My Documents window to display the menu and click [Paste].
1 Click [Start] t [My Documents].
The contents of the My Documents folder are displayed.
If you are not using Windows XP, double-click [My Documents] on the desktop.
The image files are copied to the My Documents folder.
When an image with the same file name exists in the copy destination folder, the overwrite confirmation message appears. When you overwrite an existing image with a new one, the original file data is deleted. To copy an image file to the computer without overwriting, change the file name to a different name and then copy the image file. However, note that if you change the file name, you may not be able to play back that image with your camera (page 64).
2 Double-click the desired image
Stage 5: Viewing images on your computer
This section describes the procedure for viewing copied images in the My Documents folder. The image is displayed.
To delete the USB connection
Perform the following procedure when:
Disconnecting the cable for multi-use terminal Removing a Memory Stick Inserting a Memory Stick after copying images from the internal memory Turning off the camera

x For Windows 2000/Me/XP

1 Double-click on the tasktray.
Example: viewing folders on Windows XP
Double-click here 2 Click (Sony DSC) t [Stop].

5 Remove the CD-ROM as the
shortcut icons of PicturePackage Menu and PicturePackage destination Folder are displayed after the installation.

To start up the software

Double-click the PicturePackage Menu

icon on the desktop.

For information on the use of the software
Click [?] at the upper-right corner of each screen to show the on-line help. Technical support for PicturePackage/ImageMixer VCD2 is provided by the Pixela User Support Center. For more information, refer to the information included on the CD-ROM.
Using your Macintosh computer
You can copy images to your computer and create a video CD using ImageMixer VCD2 (supplied).
camera and your computer may not recover at the same time.

Recommended environment

OS (pre-installed): Mac OS 9.1, 9.2, or Mac OS X (v10.0-v10.3) USB connector: Provided as standard
Copying and viewing images on a computer
1 Prepare the camera and a
Macintosh computer. Perform the same procedure as that described in Stage 2: Preparing the camera and the computer on page 59.
Recommended computer environment for using ImageMixer VCD2
OS (pre-installed): Mac OS X (v10.1.5 or later) CPU: iMac, eMac, iBook, PowerBook, Power Mac G3/G4 series Memory: 128 MB or more (256 MB or more is recommended.) Hard Disk: Disk space required for installation - approximately 250 MB Display: dots or more, 32,000 colors or more
QuickTime 4 or later must be pre-installed. (QuickTime 5 or later is recommended.)
2 Connect the cable for multi-use
terminal. Perform the same procedure as that described in Stage 3: Connecting the camera and your computer on page 59.
Operations are not guaranteed for all the recommended computer environments mentioned above. If you connect two or more USB devices to a single computer at the same time, some devices, including your camera, may not operate depending on the types of USB devices you are using. Operations are not guaranteed when using a USB hub. Connecting your camera using a USB interface that is compatible with Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0 compliant) allows advanced transfer (high speed transfer) as this camera is compatible with HiSpeed USB (USB 2.0 compliant). There are two modes for a USB connection when connecting a computer, [Normal] (the default setting) and [PTP] modes. This section describes the [Normal] mode as an example. For details on [PTP], see page 54. When your computer resumes from the suspend or sleep mode, communication between your
3 Copy image files to the Macintosh

computer.

1Double-click the newly recognized icon t [DCIM] t the folder where the images you want to copy are stored. 2Drag and drop the image files to the hard disk icon. The image files are copied to the hard disk.

1 Display the index screen. (t step

6 in Read This First)

To remove the mark in index mode
Select the images from which you want to remove the mark in step 5, then press z.
To remove all the marks in the folder
Select [All In This Folder] in step 4, then press z. Select [Off], then press z.
4 Select [Select] with v/V, then
You cannot add a Folder]. mark in [All In This
5 Select the image you want to
mark with v/V/b/B, then press z. A green mark appears on the selected image.

Green mark

6 Repeat step 5 to mark other

images.

7 Press MENU. 8 Select [OK] with B, then press z.

The mark turns white.

Viewing images on a TV screen
You can view images on a TV screen by connecting the camera to a TV. Turn off both your camera and the TV before connecting the camera and the TV with the A/V cable.

101-0002

on the camera.

, and turn

1 10:30PM

VOLUME

1 Connect the cable for multi-use
terminal (supplied with DSC-S90/ S80/S60) to the multi connector of the camera and the audio/video input jacks of a TV.
To audio/video input jacks
Images shot with the camera appear on the TV screen. Press b/B on the control button to select the desired image.
When using your camera abroad, it may be necessary to switch the video signal output to match that of your TV system (page 54).
To multi connector Cable for multiuse terminal
Place the camera with the screen facing upwards. If your TV has stereo input jacks, connect the audio plug (black) of the cable for multi-use terminal to the left audio jack.
2 Turn on the TV and set the TV/
video input switch to video.
For details, see the operating instructions supplied with the TV.

On TV color systems

If you want to view images on a TV screen, you need a TV with a video input jack and the cable for multi-use terminal (supplied with DSC-S90/S80/S60) or the A/V connecting cable (supplied with DSCST80). The color system of the TV must match that of your digital still camera. Check the following lists:

NTSC system

Bahama Islands, Bolivia, Canada, Central America, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Jamaica, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Peru, Surinam, Taiwan, the Philippines, the U.S.A., Venezuela, etc.

PAL system

Australia, Austria, Belgium, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Holland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Italy, Kuwait, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, United Kingdom, etc.

PAL-M system

Brazil

PAL-N system

Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay

SECAM system

Bulgaria, France, Guiana, Iran, Iraq, Monaco, Russia, Ukraine, etc.
If you experience trouble with your camera, try the following solutions.
1 Check the items on pages 78 to 87.
If a code such as C/E:ss:ss appears on the screen, see page 88.
2 Remove the batteries, and insert the batteries again after about one minute, and turn on the power.
3 Initialize the settings (pages 53)
4 Consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility.
Please understand that you give your consent that the contents of the internal memory may be checked when you send your camera to be repaired.

Batteries and power

For DSC-ST80, also refer to the operating instructions Cyber-shot Station. The battery remaining indicator is incorrect, or sufficient battery remaining indicator is displayed but the power runs out too quickly.
This phenomenon occurs when you use the camera in an extremely hot or cold location (page
When using alkaline batteries/Oxy Nickel Primary Battery, the displayed time remaining may
not be correctly indicated.
The batteries are discharged. Install charged batteries or replace with new ones (t step 1 in

Read This First).

The poles of batteries or the terminals of battery cover are dirty so the batteries are not
charged sufficiently. Clean them with a cotton swab, etc. (page 93).
When using nickel-metal hydride batteries, the displayed time remaining differs from the
current one due to the memory effect (page 93), etc. Fully discharge and then charge the batteries to correct the display. The batteries are dead (page 93). Replace them with new ones.
The batteries run down too quickly.
Charge nickel-metal hydride batteries sufficiently (t step 1 in Read This First). You are using the camera in an extremely cold location (page 93). The batteries are dead (page 93). Replace them with new ones.

Cannot turn on the camera.
Install the batteries correctly (t step 1 in Read This First). The batteries are discharged. Install charged batteries or replace with new ones (t step 1 in
The batteries are dead (page 93). Replace them with new ones.
The power turns off suddenly.
If you do not operate the camera for about three minutes while the power is on, the camera
turns off automatically to prevent wearing down the batteries. Turn on the camera again (t step 2 in Read This First). The batteries are discharged. Install charged batteries or replace with new ones (t step 1 in Read This First).
Shooting still images/movies
The screen does not turn on even when the power is turned on.
Turn on the screen (page 21).
Your camera cannot record images.
Check the free capacity of the internal memory or Memory Stick (page 18). If they are full,
do one of the following: Delete unnecessary images (t step 6 in Read This First) Change the Memory Stick. Set the write-protect switch on the Memory Stick to the recording position (page 91). You cannot record images while charging the flash. Set the mode dial to an other position than and when shooting still images. Set the mode dial to when shooting movies. The image size is set to [640(Fine)] when recording movies. Do one of the following: Set the image size to other than [640(Fine)]. Insert a Memory Stick PRO (page 91).
The subject is not visible on the screen.
Set the mode dial to an other position than

(page 26).

Recording takes a long time.
The NR slow shutter function is activated (page 27). This is not a malfunction.
The image is out of focus.
The subject is too close. Record in the close-up (Macro) recording mode. Make sure to
position the lens farther away from the subject than the shortest shooting distance, approximately 10 cm (4 inches) (W)/50 cm (19 3/4 inches) (T), when shooting (t step 5 in Read This First). (Twilight mode) or (Landscape mode) is selected as the Scene mode when you shoot still images. The Focus preset function is selected. Select the auto focus mode (page 32). Refer to If the subject is out of focus on page 33. Troubleshooting

Zoom does not work.

You cannot change the zoom scale when shooting movies.
Precision digital zoom does not function.
Set [Digital Zoom] to [Precision] (page 46). This function cannot be used while shooting movies.
Smart zoom does not function.
Set [Digital Zoom] to [Smart] (page 46). This function cannot be used when: The image size is set to [4M] or [3:2]. Shooting in [Multi Burst] mode. Shooting movies.

The flash does not work.

The flash is set to (No flash) (t step 5 in Read This First). You cannot use the flash when: [Mode] (REC Mode) is set to [Burst] or [Multi Burst] (page 35). (Twilight mode) or (Candle mode) of the Scene mode, or (movie) is selected. Set the flash to (Forced flash) (t step 5 in Read This First) to shoot still images when

depending on the printer.
Your camera does not work.
Use the type of batteries you can use with this camera (page 93). The battery level is low (The E indicator appears). Charge the batteries or replace with new
ones (t step 1 in Read This First).
The power is on, but the camera does not work.
The built-in microcomputer is not working properly. Remove the batteries, and then, after one
minute, insert the batteries and turn on the camera.
Cannot identify an indicator on the screen.

See page 17.

The lens gets fogged.
Moisture condensation has occurred. Turn off the camera and leave it for about an hour before

using it (page 95).

The camera becomes warm when you use it for a long time.
This is not a malfunction.
The lens does not move when you turn off the camera.
The batteries are discharged. Charge the batteries or install new batteries (t step 1 in Read
This First) or use the AC Adaptor (not supplied).
The Clock Set screen appears when you turn on the camera.
Set the date and time again (t step 2 in Read This First).
Warning indicators and messages

Self-diagnosis display

If a code starting with a letter of the alphabet appears, your camera has a selfdiagnosis display. The last two digits (indicated by ss) will differ depending on the state of the camera. If you are unable to solve the problem even after trying the following corrective actions a few times, contact your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility. C:32:ss
There is trouble with your camera's

Messages

If the following messages appear, follow the instructions. Turn the power off and on again
A problem with the lens has caused an

error. E

The battery level is low. Charge the
hardware. Turn the power off and on again.
batteries (t step 1 in Read This First). Depending on the conditions of use or the type of battery, the indicator may flash even though there are still 5 to 10 minutes of remaining battery time left.

C:13: ss

The camera cannot read or write data.

System error

Turn the power off and then on again
Turn off and on the power or re-insert the Memory Stick several times. Format error has occurred in the internal memory or an unformatted Memory Stick is inserted. Format the media (pages 50, 51). The inserted Memory Stick cannot be used with your camera, or the data is damaged. Insert a new Memory Stick (page 91).

Batteries you cannot use with your camera
Manganese batteries Lithium batteries Ni-Cd batteries If you use the above batteries, we cannot guarantee full performance of the camera by property of the batteries, such as brownout of the batteries.
On Nickel-Metal Hydride batteries
Do not peel off the external seals or damage the batteries. Never use batteries from which the seals have been partially or completely removed, or batteries that have been split in any way. These may cause leakage, explosion, or heat-up of the battery, and personal scald or injury may be caused. These may cause a malfunction of the battery charger. Always carry the Nickel-Metal Hidride batteries in the battery case (supplied with DSC-S90/ S80). Otherwise, metallic objects may short the + and - ends, resulting in the risk of heating or fire. If the poles of the Nickel-Metal Hydride batteries are dirty, the batteries may not charge properly. Wipe them with a dry cloth, etc. At the time of purchase, or when the NickelMetal Hydride batteries have not been used for a long time, they may not full charge. This is typical of this type of battery, and is not a malfunction. If this happens, repeatedly using up the batteries fully, and then recharging them should correct the problem. If you recharge Nickel-Metal Hydride batteries before fully using up the existing charge, the low battery warning may be displayed sooner than expected. This is called the memory effect.* If this problem occurs, charging the batteries only after using up the existing charge will correct it. * The memory effect - the situation in which the capacity of the battery is temporarily lowered. To use up the batteries completely, put the camera in the slide show mode (page 40) and leave it that way until the batteries are used up. Do not mix new and used batteries. Do not expose the battery to water. The battery is not water-resistant.
Batteries you can use with your camera
HR 15/51:HR6 (size AA) Nickel-Metal Hydride batteries (2) NH-AA-DA (2) (supplied with DSC-S90/S80) NH-AA-2DB twin pack, etc. Battery pack NP-NH25 (supplied with DSCST80) R6 (size AA) alkaline batteries (2) (supplied with DSC-S60) ZR6 (size AA) Oxy Nickel Primary Battery (2)
Effective use of Nickel-Metal Hydride batteries
Batteries are discharged even when they are not used. We recommend you charge the batteries just before using them. Battery performance decreases in lowtemperature surroundings, and the battery life is shortened under such circumstances. To use the battery longer, we recommend you keep the battery in its case in a pocket close to your body to warm it, and insert it in your camera just before you start shooting. If the poles of the batteries and the terminals on the battery cover of the camera are dirty, the battery life may be extremely shortened. Occasionally wipe them with a dry cloth, etc. to keep them clean. If you shoot a lot using the flash and the zoom, the battery power will be used up faster. We recommend having spare batteries handy for two or three times the expected shooting time, and try test shooting before actually using the camera.

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Prepare the battery
To wall outlet (wall socket)
Turn the camera on/set the clock
Y/M/D M/D/Y D/M/Y OK AM Cancel
Insert a Memory Stick (not supplied)

Terminal side

For DSC-ST80, refer to the operating instructions Cyber-shot Station.

DSC-S90/S80 only

Select

Press POWER.

Clock Set

Digital Still Camera

Insert the batteries.

Battery charger

Read This First

Operating Instructions

Before operating the unit, please read this manual and Users Guide/Troubleshooting (separate volume) thoroughly, and retain it for future reference.

Match 3/# and insert.

Lighting

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12 : 00
Insert the Memory Stick all the way in until it clicks.
When there is no Memory Stick inserted

Power cord (mains lead)

CHARGE lamp
Light on: Charging Light off: Completed (Remove the batteries.)
Set the clock with the control button.
The camera records/plays back images using the internal memory (32 MB). t Users Guide/ Troubleshooting (page 23)
1 Select the date display format with v/V, then press z.
Connect the power code (mains lead).

Y/M/D M/D/Y D/M/Y

Connect the battery charger to an easily accessible wall outlet (wall socket) close by. Even if the CHARGE lamp is not lit, the battery charger is not disconnected from the AC power

2005 / 1 /

OK AM Cancel
Select the image size for use

Select a mode.

DSC-S60/S80/ST80/S90
source (mains) as long as it is connected to the wall outlet (wall socket). If some trouble occurs while using the battery charger, immediately shut off the power by disconnecting the plug from the wall outlet (wall socket). When charging is finished, disconnect the power cord (mains lead) from the wall outlet (wall socket), and remove the Nickel-Metal Hydride batteries from the battery charger.
Nickel-Metal Hydride battery NH-AA-DA2 (supplied with DSC-S90/S80) Charging time Approx. 6 hours
2 Select each item with b/B and set the numeric value with

v/V, then press z.

(Image Size).

Still image:

Select the size with v/V.

4M 3:2 3M

VGA(E-Mail) Image Size
Time required to charge fully depleted Nickel-Metal Hydride batteries at a temperature of 25C

AM Cancel

Movie:
(77F). Charging may take longer under certain circumstances or conditions. The CHARGE lamp may remain lit longer than six hours, but this is not a malfunction.
3 Select [OK] with B, then press z.
Refer to Users Guide/Troubleshooting (separate volume)
Explains advanced techniques and what to do if you experience trouble with your camera.

DSC-S90/S80/S60 DSC-ST80

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The screen above is for still images. For movies, select [640(Fine)] (Memory Stick PRO only), [640(Standard)] or [160].

Bottom

Press (Image Size) to complete the setting.
Printed on 100% recycled paper using VOC (Volatile Organic Compound)-free vegetable oil based ink.
To cancel, select [Cancel] and press z.

button

2005 Sony Corporation Printed in Japan
While pressing OPEN, open the cover.

Available batteries

You can use HR 15/51:HR6 (size AA) Nickel-Metal Hydride batteries/R6 (size AA) alkaline batteries/battery pack NP-NH25/ZR6 (size AA) Oxy Nickel Primary Battery. t Users Guide/Troubleshooting (page 93) Checking the accessories supplied
Ni-MH battery charger BC-CS2A/CS2B (1) Power cord (mains lead) (1) (DSC-S90/S80) Cyber-shot Station (DSC-ST80) Cyber-shot Station CSS-SA (1) A/V connecting cable (1) USB cable (1) AC Adaptor AC-LS5 (1) Power cord (mains lead) (1) USB, A/V cable for multi-use terminal (1) (DSC-S90/S80/S60) Rechargeable battery pack (NPNH25) (1) Operating Instructions Cybershot Station (1) HR6 (size AA) Nickel-Metal Battery case (1) Hydride batteries (2) (DSC-S90/S80) (DSC-S90/S80) R6 (size AA) alkaline batteries (2) (DSC-S60) A Memory Stick is not supplied. The camera has the own internal memory (32 MB), however, purchase of a Memory Stick is recommended.

To change the date and time
Select [Clock Set] in the (Setup) screen and perform the procedure in step 3 above. t Users Guide/Troubleshooting (page 55)

On still image sizes

For details on the image size t Users Guide/Troubleshooting (page 13)
Image size 4M (23041728) (the default setting) 3:2 (23041536)* 3M (20481536) Guidelines For printing high density images in A4 or A5 size No. of images Less Printing Fine
On the clock display Using the AC Adaptor
You can connect the camera using the AC-LS5K AC Adaptor (not supplied). t Users Guide/ Troubleshooting (page 15). Refer to the operating instructions supplied with the AC Adaptor.
If you selected [D/M/Y] in step 3-1, set the time on a 24-hour cycle. Midnight is indicated as 12:00 AM, and noon as 12:00 PM.
When turning on the power To check the remaining battery time
Press POWER to turn on and check the time on the LCD screen.
Battery remaining indicator Battery remaining guidelines Sufficient power remaining Battery half full Battery low, recording/ playback will stop soon. Change the batteries with fully charged ones, or charge the batteries. (The warning indicator flashes.) Unless you set the clock, the Clock Set screen appears each time the camera is turned on. Do not touch the lens portion as the cover opens and the lens portion extends. Also, do not leave the camera with the lens portion extended for a long period of time with the power off as this may cause a malfunction. The following screen appears when the camera is turned on for the second time or afterwards.
1M (1280960) VGA(E-Mail) (640480)
For printing in postcard size For recording a larger number of images For attaching images to e-mail or creating web pages
* Images are recorded in the same 3:2 aspect ratio as photograph printer paper or postcards, etc.
On recordable number of still images and recordable time of movies
Recordable number of still images and recordable time of movies vary depending on the image size selected. For details on recordable number or time t Users Guide/Troubleshooting (page 22)
The displayed time remaining may not be correct under certain circumstances. When using alkaline batteries/Oxy Nickel Primary Battery, the battery remaining indicator may not display the correct information. When the AC Adaptor (not supplied) is used, the battery remaining indicator is not displayed.

To turn off the power

Press POWER again.
If the camera is running on battery power and you do not operate the camera for a period of time, the camera turns off automatically to prevent wearing down the battery (Auto power-off function).

Still images Maximum recordable image
Movies Maximum recordable time

Wrist strap (1)

CD-ROM (Cyber-shot application software) (1) Operating instructions for digital still camera Read This First (this manual) (1) Operating instructions Users Guide/ Troubleshooting (1)

To remove the batteries

Hold the camera with the battery cover facing upward, then open the battery cover and remove the batteries. Be careful not to drop the batteries.
Changing the language setting
You can change the screen display to show messages in a specified language. To change the language setting, press MENU to display the menu screen. Select (Setup) with the control button, then, select [ A Language] in (Setup1), and select the desired language. t Users 1 Guide/Troubleshooting (page 53)
Number of recordable images and time can differ according to shooting conditions.

Notes before use

Charge the supplied batteries before using the camera for the first time. (DSC-S90/S80/ST80 only) The camera is a precision instrument. Be careful not to bump the lens or the LCD screen, and not to apply force to it. Attach the strap to prevent the camera from damage by being dropped, etc.

To remove a Memory Stick

Access lamp
To use your camera abroad Power sources
You can use your camera, the battery charger (supplied with DSC-S90/S80), and the AC Adaptor (not supplied) in any country or region where the power supply is within 100 V to 240 V AC, 50/ 60 Hz. Use a commercially available AC plug adaptor [a], if necessary, depending on the design of the wall outlet (wall socket) [b].
BC-CS2A/ CS2B/AC-LS5 Do not use an electronic transformer (travel converter), as this may cause a malfunction.
Open the cover, then push the Memory Stick in once.
Additional information on this product and answers to frequently asked questions can be found at our Customer Support Website.

http://www.sony.net/

When the access lamp is lit
Never open the cover or turn off the power. The data may be corrupted.

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Shoot images easily (Auto adjustment mode)
Shoot still images (Scene Selection)
Shoot with the shutter button.

View/delete images

Select an image with b/B.

Holding the camera

Press fully down The shutter sounds.
Still image (auto adjustment mode):
Press and hold halfway down to focus AE/AF lock indicator Flashing t lit/beeps

Select the desired mode of Scene Selection ( , , , , , , ).

101-0003

BACK/NEXT

1 10:30PM

VOLUME
Still image: the image size is displayed

VGA FINE

button For details on modes, see below. / button

is displayed

Position the subject in the center of the focus frame.

30 F2.8

To play back a movie, press z.

AF range finder frame

10/10 00:00:03

Press fully down

101_0010

Playback bar

REV/CUE

REC 00:00:02[00:10:48]

button Zoom button Control button
Rewind/Fast forward: b/B (Return to normal playback: z) Volume: v/V Stop playback: z Movies with the image size [160] are displayed a size smaller.

Control button

To stop recording, press the shutter button fully down again.
To cancel the Scene Selection Using the control button

To delete images

1 Display the image you want to delete and press 2 Select [Delete] with v, then press z. (delete).

Using the zoom

Set the mode dial to other than the mode of Scene Selection.
Using the flash for still images

Zoom button

VGA VGA
Checking the last image you shot (Quick Review)

Review

Shooting close-up (Macro)

To cancel the deletion

Select [Exit], then press z.

Delete Exit

101-0029

RETURN

Using the self-timer
You cannot change the zoom scale while shooting a movie. When the zoom scale exceeds 3, the camera uses [Digital Zoom]. For details on the [Digital Zoom] settings and the image quality t Users Guide/Troubleshooting (page 46)
Checking the last still image you shot (Quick Review)
Press b ( ) on the control button. To cancel, press b again.
The image may appear rough right after playback starts. To delete the image, press (Delete) and select [Delete] with v on the control button, then press z.
If you shoot a still image of a subject that is difficult to focus on
If the subject is closer than approx. 50 cm (19 3/4 inches), use the Macro mode (left column). When the camera cannot focus on the subject automatically, the AE/AF lock indicator changes to flashing slowly and the beep does not sound. Recompose the shot and focus again.

Scene Selection modes

The following modes are predetermined to match the scene conditions. Twilight*
Shoots night scenes at a distance without losing the dark atmosphere of the surroundings.
To view an enlarged image (playback zoom)
While displaying a still image, press To undo the zoom, press Cancel playback zoom: z To store enlarged images: [Trimming] t Users Guide/Troubleshooting (page 44). Adjust the portion: v/V/b/B to zoom in on the image.
Shoots seasides or lakesides, the blue of the water clearly recorded.
Subjects difficult to focus on are:
Distant from the camera and dark The contrast between the subject and its background is poor. Seen through glass Moving fast Reflect light or have a lustrous finish Flashing Against light
Selecting a flash mode for still images
Before step 2, press v ( ) on the control button repeatedly until the desired mode is selected.
No indicator Strobes if it is dark or against light (default setting) Forced flash Slow synchro (Forced flash) The shutter speed is slow in a dark place to clearly shoot the background that is out of flash light.

Twilight portrait*

Shoots portraits in dark places.

Landscape

Shoots landscapes, etc., by focusing on a distant subject.

Viewing an index screen

Press (index), then select an image with v/V/b/B. To return to the single-image screen, press z. To display the next (previous) index screen, press b/B.
To identify items on the screen
t Users Guide/Troubleshooting (page 17) Candle*
Shoot candlelit scenes, without spoiling the atmosphere.

Soft snap

Shoots portraits of people, flowers, etc., with a gentle atmosphere.
SINGLE DISPLAY SINGLE DISPLAY

BACK/NEXT VOLUME

To turn off the LCD screen
Press (Display/LCD on/off) repeatedly. Use the finder for saving battery power, or shooting images when it is difficult to confirm images using the LCD screen.

No flash Shooting distance (when [ISO] is set to [Auto]) W side: Approx. 0.2 to 4.5 m (7 7/8 to 178 1/2 inches) T side: Approx. 0.5 to 2.5 m (19 3/4 to 98 1/2 inches) The flash strobes twice. The first time is to adjust the light quantity.
If you press again, the sixteen-image index screen appears.
Shoots whitish scenes brightly.
To delete images in index mode
1 While an index screen is displayed, press control button, then press z. (Delete) and select [Select] with v/V on the (Delete)
Before step 2, press B ( To cancel, press B again.
Setting the zoom all the way to the W side is recommended. The in-focus range becomes narrow, and the complete subject may not entirely be in focus. The AF speed drops.
* The shutter speed becomes slower, so using a tripod is recommended. button
2 Select the image you want to delete with v/V/b/B, then press z to display the indicator on the selected image.

To cancel a selection

) on the control button.
To use the functions set by the control button with Scene Selection
Before shooting in step 2, select the settings with the control button. Some functions are not available, depending on the Scene Selection mode. When you press the button to select functions that cannot be combined with Scene Selection, a beep sounds. t Users Guide/ Troubleshooting (page 27) 3 Press
Select an image you have previously selected for deletion, then press z to delete the indicator from the image.

SELECT TO NEXT

Shortest shooting distance from the lens surface
Setting all the way to the W side: Approx. 10 cm (4 inches) Setting all the way to the T side: Approx. 50 cm (19 3/4 inches)

(Delete).

4 Select [OK] with B, then press z.
To delete all the images in the folder, select [All In This Folder] with v/V in step 1 instead of [Select], then press z.
Before step 2, press V ( ) on the control button. Press the shutter button, the self-timer lamp flashes, and a beep sounds until the shutter operates (approximately 10 seconds later).

Self-timer lamp

 

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