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Sony® Digital Imaging Accessory Compatibility with Microsoft® Windows Vista® Operating System
Posted: 11/13/2009

The compatibility information for the Sony digital imaging accessories is broken into two parts, one for the accessories themselves and the other for the digital imaging software that came on the CD bundled with the accessory. Please note that it is possible for the accessory to be compatible with a computer running the Windows Vista operating system while the originally provided digital imaging software is not.


Hardware compatibility with Microsoft Windows Vista operating system

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  • Not all models are sold in all countries.
  • The drivers required to connect most Sony® digital imaging accessories to a computer are already included in the Microsoft Windows Vista operating system.
    Note: In some instances, the accessory may not be recognized by the computer when connected. In this case, check to see if there is an updated driver available for your model.
  • Windows Vista Starter edition is not supported.
  • Not all Sony digital imaging accessories are compatible:

Check the chart below to see if your Sony digital imaging accessory is compatible for use with the Windows Vista operating system.

Legend:
    Ο = Compatible
    – = Non-Compatible (not guaranteed)

GPS Unit
Model Compatibility
GPS-CS1 Ο
 
Photo Storage Unit
Model Compatibility
HDPS-L1 Ο*1
HDPS-M1 Ο*1
HDPS-M10 Ο*1
*1 The computer may not start up while this device is connected.
Photo Printer
Models Compatibility
CVP-P77
DPP-EX5 Ο*2*3*4
DPP-EX50 Ο*2*3*4
DPP-EX7 Ο*2*3*4
DPP-FP30 Ο*2*3
DPP-FP35 Ο*2*3
DPP-FP50 Ο*2*3
DPP-FP55 Ο*2*3
DPP-FP60 Ο*3
DPP-FP70 Ο*3
DPP-FP90 Ο*3
DPP-M1
DPP-M55
DPP-MP1
DPP-MS300
DPP-MS700
DPP-SV55
DPP-SV77
DPP-SV88
*2 Use the printer driver included in the Microsoft Windows Vista operating system. The red-eye reduction, Exif Print, Auto Fine Print, enlarging preview and reducing preview are not supported.
*3 The 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows Vista is also supported.
*4 The driver supplied with this device is not compatible.


Software compatibility with Microsoft Windows Vista operating system

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This chart provides compatibility information for software that ships with Sony digital imaging accessories.
Note: Not all software applies to all models. If uncertain, please refer to your product manual to determine which software came with your model.


Product Category Software Compatible Additional Comments
Accessory ArcSoft Photo Diary™ software Yes The help files for ArcSoft Photo Diary will not display in the Microsoft Windows Vista operating system.
Accessory GPS Image Tracker Yes  
Digital Photo Printer PictureGear Studio™ software Ver 2.0 No N/A
Digital Photo Printer & Accessory Picture Motion Browser Ver 1.1 Yes Some behavior may be different from that of the previous Windows XP operating system environment. *3
Please use the Picture Motion Browser Software Download Tool and then update to Picture Motion Browser Ver 4.2.10.
Digital Photo Printer Picture Motion Browser Ver 2.0.01 – 2.0.06 Yes Some behavior may be different from that of the previous Windows XP operating system environment. *3
Please use the Picture Motion Browser Software Download Tool and then update to Picture Motion Browser Ver 4.2.10.
*1 It is not possible to save RAW files in the SRF format with the Image Data Converter SR software.
*2 It is not possible to create a Video CD using Picture Motion Browser.
*3 Examples of behavior variances:

    Display
  1. The Picture Motion Browser short-cut icon may become a Windows-standard icon.
  2. The tooltip information window may not be transparent.
  3. Images may not be displayed properly in the browser window while playing back movies.
  4. Some images, character, and icons may not be displayed properly.

    Sound
  1. The volume control bar in the browser may not be operational when playing back movies.
  2. While playing back movies the sound may not be output.


Software Compatibility with Microsoft® Windows Vista™ 64-bit Operating System

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This chart provides compatibility information for software that ships with Sony digital imaging accessories.
Note: Not all software applies to all models. If uncertain, please refer to your product manual to determine which software came with your model.


Product Category Software Compatible Additional Comments
Digital Photo Printer Picture Motion Browser Ver 2.0.1 (Updater) N/A Some behavior may be different from that of the previous Windows XP operating system environment. *3
Please install the update program for Windows Vista.
Digital Photo Printer Picture Motion Browser Ver 3.0.01 No Please update to Picture Motion Browser Ver. 4.2.10
GPS Unit Picture Motion Browser Ver 3.0.04 No Please update to Picture Motion Browser Ver. 4.2.10
N/A Picture Motion Browser Ver 3.0.05 No Update to Ver. 3.3.00.
N/A Picture Motion Browser
Ver 3.2.10 - 4.2.10
Yes Operates in the 32-bit compatible mode, there is no native support for 64-bit operation.
* The compatibility of the following programs is equivalent to the version of Picture Motion Browser with which they are included:
  • Album Editor
  • Music Transfer
  • Player for AVCHD
  • Video Disc Copier
  • GPS Image Tracker
  • Et Cetera

* Use the following URL to determine which version of Picture Motion Browser is supplied with your Sony camera.
http://support.d-imaging.sony.co.jp/www/disoft/int/pmb/check/index.html