Sony W560 Manual — PDF Download Available Now

First published on: Wednesday, 20 April 2011

The English Language Adobe Acrobat PDF owner guides for the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W560 are now available for download at

There are two versions of the Sony DSC-W560 user manual.

The first, written in English Language and Spanish, is titled “Cyber-shot DSC-W560 Digital Still Camera / Instruction Manual”, has 48 pages and weighs in at 2.3 MB (Megabytes). Right-click this download link and save the user guide to your hard drive.

Sony W560 Manual (Basic)

The second is a more advanced manual titled “Sony Cyber-shot Handbook — DSC-W560”, has 141 pages and weighs in at 3.3 MB. Right-click this download link and save the user guide to your hard drive.

Sony W560 Manual (Advanced Cyber-shot Handbook)

If the download links didn’t work for you, visit the Sony eSupport — DSC-W560 — Manuals / Specs / Warranty, and manually locate the download links titled “Cyber-shot® Handbook” and “Instruction Manual”.

Unlike with Nikon, Sony allows you to freely print the W560 owner’s handbooks without building in any password protection into the PDF. You’re also free to copy portions of text from the PDFs.

Both manuals discuss the features of the DSC-W560 and how to use the camera. The Handbook is geared towards understanding the recommended camera settings for a variety of photographic situations and circumstances, editing, printing and viewing photos (using the clickable “Operation search” tab), and is printed in color to facilitate this approach.

Instructions for the use of several optional accessories can be found in both manuals. The page references are as follows:
It also describes the use of, and camera settings for several optional accessories. Some examples are:

  1. Pages 11 to 12 (Instruction Manual): Proper insertion, use and removal of SD, SDHC or the latest SDXC memory cards.

        Additionally, the camera can make use of the following Sony memory cards, <a rel="nofollow" href=" Stick PRO Duo&tag=dpnotes-20&index=electronics&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325">Memory Stick PRO Duo</a>, <a rel="nofollow" href=" Stick PRO-HG Duo&tag=dpnotes-20&index=electronics&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325">Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo</a> and <a rel="nofollow" href=" Stick Duo&tag=dpnotes-20&index=electronics&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325">Memory Stick Duo</a>.
        For recording movies, only the following cards can be used: Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark 2), Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, and Class 4 or faster versions of SD, SDHC and SDXC cards.</li>
    <li>Pages 95 and 96 (Cybershot Handbook): Complete instructions on using <a rel="nofollow" href="">Eye-Fi SD / SDHC memory cards</a> with the camera.</li>

Here’s a list of related photography tips, books, DVDs and media that you might want to refer to for a tutorial-based approach to learning how to take great digital photos with the Sony W560:

  1. A couple of general pointers in Photography Tips.

  2. Digital Photography Secrets — Starts off with a free e-course on the basics of great photography.

  3. Popular Sony W560 books and other printed literature and reading material in the Arts & Photography and Books section on

  4. DVDs on Photography and Photography Tutorials.

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