20 Most Recent Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W170 Digital Camera Questions & Answers

The resolution of the photo you take determines how grain shows up as you zoom into the Photo, So taking a 10 megapixel photo on optical zoom or no zoom will give you a sharper picture than when you use both the optical and digital zoom to grab your picture. The digital zoom uses the centre of your CCD picture imager rather than the whole CCD so with less elements to your picture when you take it gives you blockiness sooner when you zoom in on the image. I am guessing your friend has digital Zoom turned off in settings to prevent the Graining showing upon magnification. Good light and a steady camera will give you the best results.

Sony Cyber-shot... | Answered on Dec 05, 2017

have you check the settings for time and date have you saved it? You can also try to remove the cam battry for 2 mins. then put it back in then turn on the camera and then after few secs. turn it off, then see if the issue persist.

Sony Cyber-shot... | Answered on Jan 07, 2015

You can download the manuals from the links given below:

  • Cyber-shot Handbook
  • How to take great baby photos
  • How to take great birthday photos
  • How to take great holiday photos
  • How to take great kids photos
  • How to take great sports shots
  • Instruction Manual
  • Picture Motion Browser Support (for US & Canada Only)

  • Cyber-shot Handbook and instruction Manual contains the instructions on using the Camera.
    Other links helps you to capture great images.

    Sony Cyber-shot... | Answered on Jan 04, 2015

    You can download the manual and more here.

    Sony Cyber-shot... | Answered on Jan 04, 2015


    This page has several documents for download. Instruction manual is eighth down under "Manuals."


    Sony Cyber-shot... | Answered on Jan 04, 2015


    Sony Cyber-shot... | Answered on Nov 22, 2014

    Have you installed the camera software? If not, you may need to do so.

    Sony Cyber-shot... | Answered on Apr 02, 2014

    When using Windows Operating System on the Computer, follow the steps given below:

    Connect the Camera to the Computer using the supplied USB cable. The Computer will recognize the Camera as a removable drive and list in the Windows Explorer. Press the Windows logo on the keyboard along with the "E" key to open the windows explorer. If the Sony Camera is listed in the explorer as a removable drive then double click on it to open and navigate through the files and folders. Open the "DCIM" for images and "MP_Root" for videos. Once the images and videos are visible, right click on the desired file then select copy. Next, paste the selected file on the hard drive of the Computer.

    If you want to select all the files at once then press "CTRL+A", to copy, "CTRL+C" and to paste, "CRTL+V".

    Sony Cyber-shot... | Answered on Dec 26, 2013

    Try some photo recovery software to rescue the files on your digital memory stick, here are some for your options.

    Photo Recovery (for Windows)
    Photo Recovery for Mac

    Be careful: Before your pictures are recovered, do not attempt to save more files to the memory stick in case the original files(your pictures) are overwritten.

    Sony Cyber-shot... | Answered on Nov 21, 2013

    Since your further photos and videos almost certainly overwrote the original photos and videos, you don't have a very good chance of recovering them. Do a Google search for "data recovery software" and select a program for your computer and operating system. Put the memory card into a card reader attached to your computer, cross your fingers, and run the program.

    Sony Cyber-shot... | Answered on Oct 08, 2013

    usb cable ,,or if ur camera has any video cables that came withit,,,

    Sony Cyber-shot... | Answered on Aug 31, 2013

    You can try to use Tenorshare Photo Recovery which can recover photos, videos from camera, know more here:http://www.any-data-recovery.com/topics/photo/camera-recovery.html

    Sony Cyber-shot... | Answered on Aug 19, 2013

    I simply moved to F:\DCIM\101MSDCF in explorer by typing the path and once I backed up the files I formatted the card

    Sony Cyber-shot... | Answered on May 28, 2013

    If your photos and videos are stored on the memory card, then remove the memory card from the camera and insert it into an USB memory card reader. Connect this USB memory card reader and memory card into the USB port of your working computer. Your computer will see this as an USB Mass Storage Device or an external storage device; you can then open the folder on the memory card and copy the photos and to your computer. Memory card reader is a handy device and is inexpensive. You can copy photos from other cameras and you can also download photos off your memory card to someone else's computer without the need of installing any programs.

    Sony Cyber-shot... | Answered on Mar 21, 2013

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