20 Most Recent Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-W1 Digital Camera - Page 6 Questions & Answers

Bill, I don't have a W1 and I've never heard of a Candlelight preset but it sounds rather gimmicky and highly arbitrary -- you're at the mercy of the designers' whim here. They could intend a white balance which deems a typical candle flame to be "white", or they could have set out deliberately to provide a WB that evokes a warm and cozy mood even with flash. Who knows... If the cathedral is lit mainly by daylight coming in the windows, then you may want to record things much as you see them, in which case a Daylight WB setting would be preferable. If it's artificially lit then Incandescent may be as close as you'll get, though it will depend on the actual lighting in use. If it's discharge type lighting -- a mercury variant or high pressure sodium, then anything can happen. If the camera has it, Manual (custom) WB will always be the most accurate in odd lighting situations. That doesn't help with what you already have on file, but any reasonably comprehensive image editing software will allow you to shift the overall hue of what you've recorded. The best way to start is to reference the image's grey (midpoint) setting to some neutral object in the shot, and the stonework in a church should give you plenty of targets to try (you usually have to poke around a bit till it looks right. The general technique is described at the following link for Photoshop (I suggest you use the Levels dialog), while PS Elements has its own dedicated WB tool which is a bit easier to use.

Sony Cyber-Shot... | Answered on Sep 15, 2005


Sony Cyber-Shot... | Answered on Sep 15, 2005

needs replacement! In warranty no problem, otherwise you will have to pay maybe not too much. On your own you may try to disassemble it and try cleaning the contact brushes and metal stripes. Problem may be caused by dirt.

Sony Cyber-Shot... | Answered on Sep 15, 2005

Hello! Nightshot: NO Adaptor: YES (there is a threaded ring on the body to screw a tube which you can find in an accessory (web) store.

Sony Cyber-Shot... | Answered on Sep 15, 2005

You might try the free exif viewer: http://www.opanda.com/en/iexif/index.html Once installed, just Right Click on your image and select View Exif

Sony Cyber-Shot... | Answered on Sep 15, 2005

Could be dust reflecting the flash. Water droplets also do it. Here's an example from an indoor trials where they had little RC cars on a dirt track next to the trials. The RC cars kicked up dust. The flash just bounced off the particles. This is an 828 with a Metz flash with a pocket bounce/diffuser on top. With the smaller camera with the flash more on axis of the lens the effect will be more pronounced since closer dust particles will be illuminated.

Sony Cyber-Shot... | Answered on Sep 15, 2005

In the case of the SONY stick. Yes. The original sticks were too slow for some applications.

Sony Cyber-Shot... | Answered on Sep 08, 2005

There is a well documented problem with the W1 (and its brother, the P100). If you are shooting in good light, you will have no problem. If you are shooting in low light or flash, you will encounter various degrees of blurred photos. Unlike most cameras, the W1 has only two f-stops (f2.8 and f5.2). So the camera must select one or the other (nothing in between). The firmware in the camera will try to select f5.2 as long as it can in low light. This results in a slow shutter speed. And with flash you usually end up with a shutter speed of 1/40th of a second. A slow shutter speed is the cause of the blurred photos. If you can hold the camera perfectly still under low light conditins (and flash) you will get good photos. If you use the cameras manual mode and manually select a faster shutter speed you will get good photos. It appears that Sony could fix the problem with a firmware change so that the camera made better use of the ISO settings along with the f-stop selections. However, they have not done so.

Sony Cyber-Shot... | Answered on Sep 08, 2005

Some cameras can't do that. I have a HP that only is noted and usable with HP's software. Yours may be one of those type cameras. In your post you want a feature that may not exist. So you may have to get a card reader.

Sony Cyber-Shot... | Answered on Sep 08, 2005

There are sd card data recovery software packages available that will recover lost data. Google "sd card data recovery" and you'll see many to choose from

Sony Cameras | Answered on Dec 28, 2020

Try this:
Main Menu -> Settings -> Initialize -> Restore factory settings

Sony Cameras | Answered on Oct 19, 2020

Unfortunately this is a Japanese spec walkman and there is no option to change the language!

you could try to flash (replace) the firmware from an English spec walkman but if not done properly that could damage it and make it unusable!

I would just live with it and possibly learn Japanese ??

Sony Cameras | Answered on Jun 09, 2020

Not unless your willing to do it yourself.
Tweezers to pick at it or a precision screwdriver set to dissemble the unit and remove the card and reassemble.
Good Luck

Sony Cameras | Answered on May 21, 2020

clean memory slot (use air blower contact cleaner spray etc carefully and less force lest the dust particles will fall on the CCD.

Sony Cameras | Answered on Jan 08, 2020

lens section motor may struck

Sony Cameras | Answered on Dec 07, 2019

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