How to Get Your Pictures Off of a Sony Cybershot

By Suzette Barnard

Pictures are meant to be shared, whether they're passed along as prints or digital files. There are two ways to transfer the pictures from your Sony Cyber-Shot digital camera to a computer, all of which can be accomplished in minutes. After that, you'll be ready to edit your pictures and share them with friends and family. The process is the same whether you have a PC or a Apple computer.

Things You'll Need

  • USB cable or memory card reader

Using the USB Cable

Step 1

Turn on the camera. Make sure the camera has enough power to operate in its battery pack or is connected to a wall outlet.

Step 2

Put the camera in "Playback" mode, using the playback button that has a right arrow icon on it.

Step 3

Connect the camera to the computer using the supplied USB cable. The small end of the cable goes into the port in the camera or into the port in the multi-output stand supplied with the camera. The large end of the cable goes into the USB port of your computer.

Step 4

Wait for the computer to recognize the camera.

Step 5

Follow the instructions that appear on the computer screen to download your images.

Using a Memory Card Reader

Step 1

Turn off the camera.

Step 2

Remove the memory card from its compartment on the bottom of the cameras. Slide the compartment door latch to open. Press down slightly on the memory card to free it from its slot.

Step 3

Attach a memory card reader, sold separately in any electronics department, to your computer's USB port.

Step 4

Push the camera's memory card carefully into the compatible slot in the card reader.

Step 5

Wait for the computer to recognize the camera.

Step 6

Follow the instructions that appear on the computer screen to download your images.

Tips & Warnings

  • The camera's memory card is loaded into slots in the camera or the memory card reader in a specific direction with the electronic pins facing inward. Do not force the card in or out of a slot as it could be damaged and you may lose your images.