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Digital Still Camera
Operating Instructions
Before operating the unit, please read this manual 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-F828
Serial No.
© 2003 Sony Corporation
Getting started ________________________
Shooting still images __________________
Viewing still images ___________________
Deleting still images ___________________
Before advanced operations _____________
Advanced still image shooting____________
Advanced still image viewing_____________
Still image editing ______________________
Still image printing ______________________
(PictBridge printer)
Enjoying movies________________________
Enjoying images on your computer ______
Troubleshooting ________________________
Additional information ___________________

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To prevent fire or shock hazard, do
not expose the unit to rain or
The use of optical instruments with this
product will increase eye hazard.
Use of controls or adjustments or performance
of procedures other than those specified
herein may result in hazardous radiation
If you have any questions about this product,
you may call:
Sony Customer Information Services Center
1-800-222-SONY (7669)
The number below is for the FCC related
matters only.
Regulatory Information
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.
For the 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.
Declaration of Conformity
Trade Name:
Model No.:
Responsible Party:Sony Electronics Inc.
16450 W. Bernardo Dr,
San Diego, CA 92127
Telephone No.:
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.

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Lithium-Ion batteries are
You can help preserve our
environment by returning your
used rechargeable batteries to
the collection and recycling location nearest
For more information regarding recycling of
rechargeable batteries, call toll free
1-800-822-8837, or visit
Caution: Do not handle damaged or leaking
Lithium-Ion batteries.
A moulded plug complying with BS 1363 is
fitted to this equipment for your safety and
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
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.
This product has been tested and found
compliant with the limits sets out in the EMC
Directive for using connection cables shorter
than 3 meters (9.8 feet).
The electromagnetic fields at the specific
frequencies may influence the picture and
sound of this digital camera.
If static electricity or electromagnetism causes
data transfer to discontinue midway (fail),
restart the application or disconnect and
connect the USB cable again.
Certain countries or regions may regulate
disposal of the battery used to power this
product. Please consult with your local
For the Customers in the U.S.A.
and Canada
Notice for the customers in the
United Kingdom
For the Customers in Europe

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Before using your camera
Trial recording
Before you record one-time events, you may
want to make a trial recording to make sure
that the camera is working correctly.
No compensation for contents of 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 medium, etc.
Back up recommendation
To avoid the potential risk of data loss, always
copy (back up) data to a disk.
Notes on image data compatibility
· This camera conforms with the Design rule
for Camera File system universal standard
established by the JEITA (Japan Electronics
and Information Technology Industries
· Playback of images recorded with your
camera on other equipment and playback of
images recorded or edited with other
equipment on your camera are not
Precaution on copyright
Television programs, films, video tapes, and
other materials may be copyrighted.
Unauthorized recording of such materials may
be contrary to the provision of the copyright
Do not shake or strike the camera
In addition to malfunctions and inability to
record images, this may render the recording
medium unusable or image data breakdown,
damage or loss may occur.
LCD screen, LCD finder (only models
with an LCD finder) and lens
· The LCD screen and the LCD finder are
manufactured using extremely high-
precision technology so over 99.99% of the
pixels are operational for effective use.
However, there may be some tiny black
points and/or bright points (white, red, blue
or green in color) that constantly appear on
the LCD screen and the LCD finder. These
points are normal in the manufacturing
process and do not affect the recording 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
sunlight for long periods may cause
· Do not press the LCD screen hardly. The
screen may be uneven and that may cause a
· Images may be trailed on the LCD screen in
a cold location. This is not a malfunction.
The zoom lens
This camera is equipped with zoom lens. Be
careful not to bump the lens, and be careful
not to apply force to it.
Remove dirt from the surface of the
If the dirt changes color or sticks to the
surface of the flash due to the heat of the flash,
sufficient light may not be emitted.
Do not get the camera wet
When taking pictures outdoors in the rain or
under similar conditions, be careful not to get
the camera wet. If water gets inside of the
camera, it may cause the camera to
malfunction, sometimes beyond repair. If
moisture condensation occurs, see page 143
and follow the instructions on how to remove
it before using the camera.
Do not expose the camera to sand or
Using the camera in sandy or dusty locations
may cause a malfunction.
Do not aim the camera at the sun or
other bright light
This may cause irrecoverable damage to your
eyes or the malfunction of your camera.
Note on locations where you can
use the camera
Do not use the camera near a location that
generates strong radio waves or emits
radiation. The camera may not be able to
record or play back properly.

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The pictures used in this manual
The photographs used as examples of pictures
in this manual are reproduced images, and are
not actual images shot using this camera.
· "Memory Stick,"
, and "MagicGate
Memory Stick" are trademarks of Sony
· "Memory Stick Duo" and
are trademarks of Sony
· "Memory Stick PRO" and
are trademarks of Sony
· "MagicGate" and
trademarks of Sony Corporation.
· "InfoLITHIUM" is a trademark of Sony
· Microsoft and Windows are registered
trademarks of the U.S. Microsoft
Corporation in the United States and other
· Macintosh, Mac OS and QuickTime are
trademarks or registered trademarks of
Apple Computer, Inc.
· Pentium is a trademark or a registered
trademark of Intel Corporation.
· CompactFlash is a trademark of SanDisk
· Microdrive is a registered trademark of
Hitachi Global Storage Technologies in the
United States and/or other countries.
· In addition, system and product names used
in this manual are, in general, trademarks or
registered trademarks of their respective
developers or manufacturers. However, the
TM or ® marks are not used in all cases in this
About the Carl Zeiss lens
This camera is equipped with a Carl Zeiss
lens which is capable of reproducing fine
images. The lens for this camera uses the
MTF# measurement system for cameras
developed jointly by Carl Zeiss, in
Germany, and Sony Corporation, and offers
the same quality as other Carl Zeiss lenses.
The lens for your camera is also T*-coated
to suppress unwanted reflection and
faithfully reproduce colors.
# MTF is an abbreviation of Modulation
Transfer Function, a numeric value
indicating the amount of light from a
specific part of the subject gathered at the
corresponding position in the image.