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When you attach the supplied label, be sure to 
attach it to the labeling position. Be careful that 
the label does not stick out.

When you carry or store the “Memory Stick,” 
put it in the case supplied with it. 

Do not touch the terminals of a “Memory 
Stick” with your hand or a metal object. 

Do not strike, bend or drop a “Memory Stick.” 

Do not disassemble or modify a “Memory 
Stick.”

Do not expose the “Memory Stick” to water. 

Avoid using or storing the “Memory Stick” in 
the following places:

 In a car parked in the sun, or at a high 
temperature.

Under direct sunlight.

In a humid place or near corrosive material.

Notes on use of the “Memory Stick 
Duo” (not supplied)

Be sure to insert the “Memory Stick Duo” into 
the Memory Stick Duo Adaptor when using the 
“Memory Stick Duo” with the camera. If you 
insert the “Memory Stick Duo” into the camera 
without attaching the Memory Stick Duo 
Adaptor, you may not be able to remove the 
“Memory Stick Duo.”

Verify that you are inserting the “Memory Stick 
Duo” in the proper direction when inserting it 
into the Memory Stick Duo Adaptor.

Verify that you are inserting the Memory Stick 
Duo Adaptor in the proper direction when 
inserting it into the camera. Inserting it in the 
wrong direction may cause a malfunction.

Do not insert a “Memory Stick Duo” that is not 
inserted into a Memory Stick Duo Adaptor into 
a “Memory Stick”-compatible unit. This may 
cause a malfunction of the unit.

When formatting the “Memory Stick Duo,” 
insert the “Memory Stick Duo” into the 
Memory Stick Duo Adaptor.

When the “Memory Stick Duo” is equipped 
with the write protect switch, release its lock.

Note on use of the “Memory Stick 
PRO” (not supplied)

“Memory Stick PRO” with a capacity of up to 
1 GB is verified for this camera.

The batteries

Effective use of the battery

• Battery performance decreases in low-

temperature surroundings, and the battery 
life is shortened under such 
circumstances. To use the battery longer, 
we recommend you keep the battery 
stored in the supplied battery case (DSC-
P43 only) or something, in a pocket close 
to your body to warm it, and insert it in 
your camera just before you start 
shooting. 

• If you shoot a lot using the flash, the 

battery power will be used up faster.

• We recommend having spare batteries 

handy for two or three times the expected 
shooting time, and try test shooting 
before the actually using the camera. 

• Do not expose the battery to water. The 

battery is not water-resistant. 

Battery life

• The nickel-metal hydride battery 

(supplied with the DSC-P43) life is 
limited. Battery capacity decreases little 
by little as you use it more and more, and 
as time passes. When the battery 
operating time seems to have been 
considerably shortened, a probable cause 
is that the battery has reached the end of 
its life.