Sony cyber-shot dsc-s45 User Manual (en)

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Digital Still Camera
Instruction Manual
Before operating the unit, please read this manual and “Cyber-shot Handbook” (PDF) on supplied 
CD-ROM thoroughly, and retain it for future reference.
Owner’s Record
The model and serial numbers are located on the bottom.
Record the serial number in the space provided below.
Refer to these numbers whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product.
Model No. DSC-S45
Serial No. 
Refer to “Cyber-shot Handbook” (PDF) 
on supplied CD-ROM
Explains advanced techniques and what to do if you experience 
trouble with your camera.
For Windows users, place the supplied CD-ROM in the CD-ROM 
drive of your computer, and install “Cyber-shot Handbook” 
following the instruction on the screen.
For Macintosh users, copy “Handbook.pdf” stored in the “US” 
folder in “Handbook” on the supplied CD-ROM to your computer.
DSC-S45
Specifications
[System]
Image device
7.17 mm (1/2.5 type) color CCD, Primary 
color filter
Total pixel number of camera
Approx. 5 255 000 pixels
Effective pixel number of camera
Approx. 5 090 000 pixels
Lens
3× zoom lens
f = 5.4 - 16.2 mm (32 - 96 mm when 
converted to a 35 mm still camera)
F2.8 - 4.8
Exposure control
Automatic exposure, Scene Selection (6 
modes)
White balance
Automatic, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent, 
Incandescent
File format (DCF compliant)
Still images: Exif Ver. 2.2
JPEG compliant, DPOF compatible
Movies: AVI (Motion JPEG)
Recording media
Internal memory (10 MB)
“Memory Stick Duo (with MagicGate/
without MagicGate)”
“Memory Stick PRO Duo”
“MagicGate Memory Stick Duo”
Flash
Recommended distance (ISO set to Auto): 
Approx. 0.5 m to 2.5 m 
(19 3/4 inches to 98 1/2 inches) (W)/
Approx. 0.5 m to 2.0 m 
(19 3/4 inches to 78 3/4 inches) (T)
[Input and Output connectors]
A/V OUT jack
Mini-jack
Video signal : 1 Vp-p, 75 
Ω (ohms), 
unbalanced, sync negative
Audio signal : 2 V (at load impedance more 
than 47 k
Ω (kilohms))
Output impedance with less than 2.2 k
Ω 
(kilohms)
USB jack
mini-B
USB communication
Full-Speed USB (USB 2.0 compliant)
[LCD screen]
LCD panel
6.2 cm (2.4 type) TFT drive
Total number of dots
110 000 (480 × 234) dots
[Power, general]
Power
LR6 (size AA) Alkaline batteries (2), 3 V
HR15/51:HR6 (Size AA) Nickel-Metal 
Hydride batteries (not supplied) (2), 
2.4 V
ZR6 (size AA) Oxy Nickel Primary Battery 
(2) (not supplied), 3 V
AC-LS5K AC Adaptor (not supplied), 4.2V
Power consumption
(during shooting with the LCD screen on)
1.65 W
Operating temperature
0 to 40°C (32 to 104°F)
Storage temperature
–20 to +60°C (–4 to +140°F)
Dimensions
92 × 62 × 31 mm
(3 3/4 × 2 1/2 × 1 1/4 inches)
(W/H/D, excluding protrusions)
Mass
Approx. 198 g (7.0 oz) (including two 
batterries and wrist strap, etc.)
Microphone
Electret condenser microphone
Buzzer
Piezo-electric buzzer
Exif Print
Compatible
PRINT Image Matching III
Compatible
PictBridge
Compatible
Design and specification are subject to change 
without notice.
To reduce fire or shock hazard, do not 
expose the unit to rain or moisture.
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.
CAUTION
You are cautioned that any changes or 
modifications not expressly approved in this 
manual could void your authority to operate this 
equipment.
Note:
This equipment has been tested and found to 
comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, 
pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable 
protection against harmful interference in a 
residential installation. This equipment generates, 
uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if 
not installed and used in accordance with the 
instructions, may cause harmful interference to 
radio communications. However, there is no 
guarantee that interference will not occur in a 
particular installation. If this equipment does cause 
harmful interference to radio or television 
reception, which can be determined by turning the 
equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try 
to correct the interference by one or more of the 
following measures:
– Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
– Increase the separation between the equipment 
and receiver.
– Connect the equipment into an outlet on a 
circuit different from that to which the receiver 
is connected.
– Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV 
technician for help.
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.
Checking the accessories supplied
• LR6 (size AA) alkaline batteries (2)
• A/V cable (1)
• USB cable (1)
• Wrist strap (1)
• CD-ROM (Cyber-shot application software, handbook “Cyber-shot Handbook”) (1)
• Operating instructions for digital still camera “Instruction Manual” (this manual) (1)
Notes before use
• 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.
Hook
WARNING
For Customers in the U.S.A
This symbol is intended to alert 
the user to the presence of 
uninsulated “dangerous 
voltage” within the product’s 
enclosure that may be of 
sufficient magnitude to 
constitute a risk of electric 
shock to persons.
This symbol is intended to alert 
the user to the presence of 
important operating and 
maintenance (servicing) 
instructions in the literature 
accompanying the appliance.
Preparation
Insert the batteries
Available batteries
You can use LR6 (size AA) alkaline batteries (supplied, non-rechargeable)/HR 15/51:HR6 (size 
AA) Nickel-Metal Hydride batteries (rechargeable)/ZR6 (size AA) Oxy Nickel Primary Battery 
(non-rechargeable).
To check the remaining battery time
Press POWER to turn on and check the time on the LCD screen.
Sufficient power remaining
Battery half full
Battery low, recording/playback will stop soon.
Replace the batteries with new ones.
The warning indicator flashes.
• 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.
To remove the batteries
Hold the camera with the battery/“Memory Stick Duo” cover facing upward, then open the 
battery cover and remove the batteries. Be careful not to drop the batteries.
Turn the power on/off
To turn on, press POWER (A). The POWER lamp lights up.
To turn off, press POWER again. The POWER lamp goes out.
• When turning on the power, 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.
• If the camera is running on battery power and you do not operate the camera about three minutes, the camera 
turns off automatically to prevent battery drain (Auto power-off function).
Set/Change the date and time
First, enter the 
 (Setup) menu to select [Clock Set].
1
Press MENU (B) to display the menu.
2
After pressing B on the control button (C), go to the 
 (Setup) 
setting, then press B again.
3
Select 
 (Setup 2) with V, then press B.
4
Select [Clock Set] with V, then press B.
5
Select [OK] with v, then press z.
Now you can adjust the date and time.
Select the desired date display format with v/V, then press z.
Select each item with b/B and set the numeric value with v/V, then press z.
Select [OK] with B, then press z.
• To cancel, select [Cancel] and press z.
To turn off the 
 (Setup) menu screen
Press MENU.
While pressing OPEN, 
open the battery/“Memory 
Stick Duo” cover.
Match +/– and insert.
Close the battery cover.
1
1
A
B
C
POWER lamp
Battery/“Memory Stick 
Duo” cover
1
2
2
1
2
2006 /
:
/
  1
  1
12
00
AM
OK
Cancel
Clock Set
1
2
3
D/M/Y
M/D/Y
Y/M/D
2006 /
:
/
  1
  1
12
00
AM
OK
Cancel
Clock Set
D/M/Y
M/D/Y
Y/M/D
2006 /
:
/
  1
  1
10
30
AM
OK
Cancel
Clock Set
D/M/Y
M/D/Y
Y/M/D
About the “Memory Stick Duo” 
(not supplied)
Insert a “Memory Stick Duo”
The camera has 10 MB of internal memory. However, purchase of a “Memory Stick Duo” is 
recommended. Only “Memory Stick Duo” can be used. 
The table below shows the approximate total number of still images and approximate movie 
recording time that can be recorded on the various capacities of “Memory Stick Duo,” for 
reference before purchasing.
Total number of still images (Image quality is [FINE].)
(Units: Images)
Movie recording time
(Units: hour : minute : second)
To remove a “Memory Stick Duo”
Open the battery/“Memory Stick Duo” cover, then push the “Memory Stick Duo” in once.
When the access lamp is lit
Never open the battery/“Memory Stick Duo” cover or turn off the power as data may be 
corrupted.
Select the image size for still images
The factory setting for image size is [5M]. This setting requires more memory capacity, which 
reduces the number of images you can take. Set the image size according to purpose.
1
Press 
 (Image Size) (A).
2
Select the size with v/V (B).
3
Press 
 (Image Size) to complete the setting.
* Images are recorded in the same 3:2 aspect ratio as photograph printer paper or postcards, etc.
• Recordable number of still images vary depending on the image size selected.
Battery life and number of images that can be recorded
When shooting still images
• The measurement method is based on the CIPA standard. (CIPA: Camera & Imaging Products Association)
• The values shown for alkaline battery are based on commercial norms, and do not apply to all alkaline 
batteries. The values may vary, depending on the battery manufacturer/type.
• The supplied alkaline battery is for trial use. The actual values may be smaller than shown in the table, 
depending on usage environment.
Insert the “Memory Stick Duo” 
all the way in until it clicks.
Internal 
memory
64MB
128MB
256MB
512MB
5M
3
24
50
96
191
3:2
3
24
50
96
191
3M
6
39
81
155
308
1M
15
98
201
384
759
VGA (E-Mail)
60
387
789
1503
2972
Internal 
memory
64MB
128MB
256MB
512MB
320 × 240
0:00:30
0:03:17
0:06:38
0:12:50
0:25:24
Image size
Guidelines
No. of images
Printing
5M (2592 × 1944)
(the default setting)
For printing A4 size or high density images 
in A5 size
Less
More
Fine
Rough
3:2 (2592 × 1728)*
3M (2048 × 1536)
1M (1280 × 960)
For printing in postcard size
For recording a larger number of images
For attaching images to e-mail or creating 
web pages
VGA(E-Mail) 
(640 × 480)
Battery
No. of images (Approx.)
Battery life (min.) (Approx.)
Alkaline
90
45
Ni-MH (2500 mAh)
350
170
2
2
A
B
Battery/“Memory 
Stick Duo” cover
 Access lamp
2
1
1
2
Terminal side
Size
Capacity
Size
Capacity