Both Sony's simple point-and-shoot compact digital cameras and its more elaborate A-series SLR (Single Lens Reflex) cameras have a comprehensive error message system that reports problems by warning you of them on the camera's screen. Most of the messages are fairly self-explanatory, for example, the error message "No Images," which means that there are no images in memory. They are all plain English, though, and there aren't any codes to interpret. Accessing error messages on a Sony digital camera can be accomplished by following some steps.
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Power up the camera. Charge the camera's battery on the battery charger. Push the battery in until it locks. Allow the battery to charge, and then insert the battery into the camera. Slide the battery compartment open, and firmly insert the battery.
Turn the camera on by setting the switch marked "Power" to the "On" position.
Look at the camera's screen and view any error message, which will automatically appear. Error messages at this stage of using the camera can include "For InfoLithium battery only" or something similar, which indicates an incompatible battery, and "Set Date and Time" which indicates that the date and time are not set.
Continue using the camera, and keep an eye on the screen. Any error will be caught by the Sony Digital camera's error message system and will notify you by placing a message automatically on the screen. For example, if "Camera overheating, allow it to cool" appears on the screen when you've been shooting continuously, this indicates you should give the camera a rest to cool down. Keep monitoring the screen for further error messages, and then simply follow the suggestions within the message.
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