Sony® Digital Still Camera Compatibility with Microsoft® Windows Vista® Operating System

Posted: 11/08/2009


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

Camera & Driver Compatibility

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  • Not all models are sold in all countries.
  • The drivers required to connect most Sony® cameras and camcorders to a computer are already included in the Microsoft Windows Vista operating system.
    Note: In some instances, the camera or camcorder 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.
  • Cameras and software released after July 2007 are compatible with Windows Vista.
  • Windows Vista Starter edition is not supported.
  • Not all Sony Cyber-shot cameras are compatible:

Check the chart below to see if your Sony Cyber-shot® camera model is compatible for use with the Windows Vista operating system.

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

α (alpha) Cameras
Model USB
DSLR-A100 Ο
 
CD Mavica® Cameras
Models USB
MVC-CD1000
MVC-CD200
MVC-CD250
MVC-CD300
MVC-CD350
MVC-CD400
MVC-CD500
 
FD Mavica® Cameras
Model USB (Memory Stick) USB (Floppy Disk)
MVC-FD92
MVC-FD97
MVC-FD100 Ο
MVC-FD200 Ο
 
Cyber-shot® Cameras
Models USB (Memory Stick)
DSC-F505
DSC-F505V
DSC-F55V
DSC-F707 Ο
DSC-F717 Ο
DSC-F77 Ο
DSC-F828 Ο
DSC-F88 Ο
DSC-G1 Ο
DSC-H1 Ο
DSC-H2 Ο
DSC-H5 Ο
DSC-H7 Ο
DSC-H9 Ο
DSC-L1 Ο
 
Cyber-shot® Cameras
Models USB (Memory Stick)
DSC-M1 Ο
DSC-M2 Ο
DSC-N1 Ο
DSC-N2 Ο
DSC-P1
DSC-P100 Ο
DSC-P12 Ο
DSC-P120 Ο
DSC-P150 Ο
DSC-P2 Ο
DSC-P20
DSC-P200 Ο
DSC-P3
DSC-P30
DSC-P31 Ο
 
Cyber-shot® Cameras
Models USB (Memory Stick)
DSC-P32 Ο
DSC-P41 Ο
DSC-P43 Ο
DSC-P5
DSC-P50
DSC-P51 Ο
DSC-P52 Ο
DSC-P7 Ο
DSC-P71 Ο
DSC-P72 Ο
DSC-P73 Ο
DSC-P8 Ο
DSC-P9 Ο
DSC-P92 Ο
DSC-P93 Ο
 
Cyber-shot® Cameras
Models USB (Memory Stick)
DSC-R1 Ο
DSC-S30
DSC-S40 Ο
DSC-S45 Ο*2
DSC-S50
DSC-S500 Ο*2*3
DSC-S60 Ο
DSC-S600 Ο
DSC-S650 Ο*3
DSC-S70
DSC-S700 Ο
DSC-S75
DSC-S80 Ο
DSC-S800 Ο
DSC-S85
*2 Motion JPEG movies recorded with the camera will not playback.
*3 It is not possible to use the USB PTP mode.
Cyber-shot® Cameras
Models USB (Memory Stick)
DSC-S90 Ο
DSC-ST80 Ο
DSC-T1 Ο
DSC-T10 Ο
DSC-T100 Ο
DSC-T20 Ο
DSC-T30 Ο
DSC-T33 Ο
DSC-T5 Ο
DSC-T50 Ο
DSC-T7 Ο
DSC-T9 Ο
DSC-U10 Ο
DSC-U20 Ο
DSC-U30 Ο
 
Cyber-shot® Cameras
Models USB (Memory Stick)
DSC-U40 Ο
DSC-U50 Ο
DSC-U60 Ο
DSC-V1 Ο
DSC-V3 Ο
DSC-W1 Ο
DSC-W100 Ο
DSC-W12 Ο
DSC-W15 Ο
DSC-W200 Ο
DSC-W30 Ο
DSC-W35 Ο
DSC-W5 Ο
DSC-W50 Ο
DSC-W55 Ο
*2 Motion JPEG movies recorded with the camera will not playback.
*3 It is not possible to use the USB PTP mode.
Cyber-shot® Cameras
Models USB (Memory Stick)
DSC-W7 Ο
DSC-W70 Ο
DSC-W80 Ο
DSC-W90 Ο

Software Compatibility with Microsoft® Windows Vista™ 32-bit Operating System

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


Software Compatible Additional Comments
Cyber-shot Viewer™ software Ver. 1.0 No Please update to Picture Motion Browser Ver. 4.3.03
Note: This software is not applicable to all models.
Image Data Converter SR Yes Files saved in TIFF format will not display thumbnails in Microsoft Windows Vista Explorer, and will not open in PhotoGallery. An Image Data Converter SR Update is available to resolve this issue.
Note: Please check the download page for your camera for available updates.
Nero® Vision Express 3 No N/A
Picture Motion Browser Ver 1.1 Yes Some behavior may be different from that of the previous Windows XP operating system environment. *3
Please install the update program for Windows Vista.
Picture Motion Browser Ver 2.0.00 Yes Some behavior may be different from that of the previous Windows XP operating system environment. *3
Please install the update program for Windows Vista.
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 install the update program for Windows Vista.
Pixela Image Data Converter No Please update to the Image Data Converter SR software.*1
Pixela ImageMixer Ver 1.0 No N/A
Pixela ImageMixer Ver 1.5 No N/A
Pixela Picture Package™ software Ver. 1.0 - 1.8 No Please update to Picture Motion Browser Ver 4.3.03
*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 -
  • The Picture Motion Browser short-cut icon may become a Windows-standard icon.
  • The tooltip information window may not be transparent.
  • Images may not be displayed properly in the browser window while playing back movies.
  • Some images, character, and icons may not be displayed properly.
Sound -
  • The volume control bar in the browser may not be operational when playing back movies.
  • While playing back movies the sound may not be output.
Other -
  • Some folders, such as public folders, cannot be registered as Viewed folders.


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 cameras and camcorders.
Note: Not all software applies to all models. If uncertain, please refer to your product manual to determine which software came with your model.


Software Compatible Additional Comments
Cyber-shot Viewer
Ver. 1.0
No Do NOT install on a computer running the Windows Vista 64-bit operating system as it may cause fatal errors such as a blue screen.
Please update to Picture Motion Browser Ver. 4.2.10
Image Data Converter SR
Ver. 1.0
No None
Image Data Converter SR
Ver. 1.1 - Ver. 2.0
No Do NOT install on a computer running the Windows Vista 64-bit operating system as it may cause fatal errors such as a blue screen.
Please install Sony® Image Data Suite Update which is 64-bit compatible.
Image Data Lightbox No Do NOT install on a computer running the Windows Vista 64-bit operating system as it may cause fatal errors such as a blue screen.
Please install Sony® Image Data Suite Update which is 64-bit compatible.
Image Data Converter SR
Ver. 3.0
Yes Operates in the 32-bit compatible mode, there is no native support for 64-bit operation.
Image Data Lightbox SR
Ver. 2
Yes Operates in the 32-bit compatible mode, there is no native support for 64-bit operation.
Remote Camera Control No Do NOT install on a computer running the Windows Vista 64-bit operating system as it may cause fatal errors such as a blue screen.
Please install Sony® Image Data Suite Update which is 64-bit compatible.
Remote Camera Control Ver. 2 Yes Operates in the 32-bit compatible mode, there is no native support for 64-bit operation.
Sony RAW Driver (SRD11_Installer0710a.exe) No Please check back periodically for updated drivers.
Software Compatible Additional Comments
Picture Motion Browser
Ver 1.1 - Ver 2.0.05
No Do NOT install on a computer running the Windows Vista 64-bit operating system as it may cause fatal errors such as a blue screen.
Please use the Picture Motion Browser Software Download Tool and then update to Picture Motion Browser Ver 4.2.10.
Picture Motion Browser
Ver 2.0.1 (Updater)
N/A Please install Picture Motion Browser Ver. 3.0.05.
Picture Motion Browser
Ver 2.0.14
No Do NOT install on a computer running the Windows Vista 64-bit operating system as it may cause fatal errors such as a blue screen.
Please update to Picture Motion Browser Ver. 4.3.03
Picture Motion Browser
Ver 2.1.02
No Do NOT install on a computer running the Windows Vista 64-bit operating system as it may cause fatal errors such as a blue screen.
Please use the Picture Motion Browser Software Download Tool and then update to Picture Motion Browser Ver 4.2.10.
Picture Motion Browser
Ver 2.2.00 - Ver 3.1.00
No Please update to Picture Motion Browser Ver. 4.2.10
Picture Motion Browser
Ver 3.2.01 - Ver 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