Sony Ericsson Cybershot K550i Instructions

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Sony Ericsson's Cybershot K550i combines many of the features of a modern digital camera with the communication and networking capabilities of a cell phone. The phone includes a 2-megapixel camera that can capture still photos or videos. The camera also has an LED flash, autofocus and face detection for consistently high-quality images. You can use the K500i to share images or videos with your contacts by sending them as MMS messages to other cell phones.

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Things you need

  • SIM card
  • Sony Ericsson power cable

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    Setting Up

  1. 1

    Slide the catches on the right side of the phone toward the top of the phone as you lift the battery cover away from the back of the phone.

  2. 2

    Insert a SIM card into the SIM card holder at the bottom of the battery bay. The SIM card should slide into place with the contacts on the bottom of the card facing the body of the phone.

  3. 3

    Slide the battery into the battery bay from the bottom of the phone. Ensure that the contacts on the top of the battery line up with the contacts inside the battery bay. Reinstall the battery door.

  4. 4

    Plug the charging cable into a wall socket. Plug the other end of the cable into the port on the left side of the phone. Ensure that the contacts on the plug line up with the contacts on the side of the phone. Allow the phone to charge for 2.5 hours before disconnecting the cable.

  5. 5

    Hold the power button on the top of the phone until the screen turns on. Press up and down on the directional pad on the front of the phone to select "Normal" mode or "Flight" mode. In flight mode your phone will not send or receive any data. Press the middle of the directional pad to make your selection.

  6. 6

    Enter your SIM card's PIN using the number buttons on the phone, if you are prompted to do so. Select your language from the on-screen menu.

    Placing a Call

  1. 1

    Dial the number that you want to call using the numbers on the phone's keypad.

  2. 2

    Press the top left button in the phone's keypad to connect.

  3. 3

    Place the top right button in the phone's keypad to end the call.

    Using the Camera

  1. 1

    Slide the lens cover open and hold the camera with the screen facing you and the lens facing the subject.

  2. 2

    Press and hold the round camera button on the right side of the phone to switch into camera mode. Use the right and left directional buttons to switch between video and still modes.

  3. 3

    Press the round camera button to take a picture or begin recording video. Press the button again to stop recording video.

  4. 4

    Use the rocker switch next to the button to zoom in or out.

  5. 5

    Press the back arrow button to exit camera mode and return to the main screen.

    Sending Text or Multimedia Messages

  1. 1

    Press the centre of the directional pad to bring up the main menu. Select "Messaging," then "Write New," then select either "Text Message" or "Picture Message."

  2. 2

    Type out your message using the number keys. Each key can be used to type the three letters written on it. Tap the key multiple times to alternate between numbers. If you are sending a picture or video message, you will be given the option to select a picture or video. Use the directional buttons to scroll through all of your images and press the centre of the directional pad to select an image.

  3. 3

    Press the centre of the directional pad down when you are done entering text. Select "Enter Phone No." to enter a new phone number. Type in the phone number using the keypad and press the centre of the directional pad to send the message.

Tips and warnings

  • Sending text messages may not be covered by your phone bill. Check with your provider before sending messages.

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