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Sony SLT-A77 The Unofficial Quintessential Guide

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ISBN-10: 193753801X

ISBN-13: 9781937538019

Edition: 2012

Authors: Carol F. Roullard, Brian Matsumoto Ph. D

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This book provides enthusiastic photographers with a wealth of information about the unique features of the Sony SLT-A77, an interchangeable-lens camera with an electronic viewfinder and a fixed, translucent mirror. The A77 differs from the current crop of DSLRs in its ability to use a phase detection focusing system throughout the entire picture-taking process, for both still photographs and videos. This provides an immediacy and responsiveness when using burst shots and creating HD videos that is unavailable in any other camera.In this guide, authors Carol Roullard and Brian Matsumoto teach you how to obtain exceptional photographs and videos as they cover everything from the basics of…    
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List price: $22.50
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Rocky Nook
Publication date: 7/29/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.122
Language: English

Carol F. Roullard has been an avid photographer since her high school years, where she first experimented with black-and-white artistic composition. Since then, she has continued photographing, mainly nature and architecture. Carol has used a variety of cameras covering a wide range of makes and models, from simple point-and-shoot cameras to complex professional level cameras. Carol produces fine art photography and is utilizing her previous art business experience for her new online gallery. As a former Project Management Quality and Compliance engineer, Carol spent a number of years developing procedural and quality control methodology for IT projects. In addition, she has developed and…    

Dr. Brian Matsumoto is a retired research scientist who has worked for 30 years recording experiments with a wide range of film and digital cameras. He now spends his time photographing with a variety of cameras and lenses. He enjoys exploring how a camera's potential can be expanded by pairing it with specialized optics such as microscopes and telescopes. He carries a camera on all of his hikes and enjoys photographing nature. In addition to the four books he has written for Rocky Nook, Dr. Matsumoto has published several articles and has had his photographs published in a number of periodicals. He is experienced in the technical aspects of photography and has taught courses on recording…    

Getting Started
Introduction-The Sony SLT-A77: New Features
Using This Book
Setting Up Your New Sony A77
Memory Card
Setting Up the Camera
Protecting the Lens
Protecting the LCD Screen
Viewing Menu Commands
Error Messages
Important Command Reset Capability
Fn Button
In-Camera Guide Button
Cleaning the Sensor
Setting the Area, Date, and Time
Dual Viewing System
Photography Basics and the A77's External Buttons
File Formats
Shutter Button
White Balance and the Appearance of Colors
Drive Mode Button
Recording Movies
Managing Your Images
The LCD Screen
The Viewfinder
Top LCD Display Panel
Data Display Formats
Preview Images
Review Recorded Images
Evaluating Exposure with Histograms
Protecting Saved Pictures and Movies
Deleting Saved Pictures and Movies
Working Outside the Camera
Automatic Settings
Functions Available for Automatic Modes
Mode Dial
Auto Mode
Auto+ Mode
SCN Predefined Scene Modes
Customizing the Camera
Assigning Button Functionality
Memory Command
Utilizing Predefined Color Schemes
Customizing Camera Commands
Taking Control of the Camera
Exposure Compensation
Customizing Automatic Focusing
DRO/Auto HDR Function
Three Semi-automatic Modes: Shutter-Priority (S), Aperture-Priority (A), and Program (P)
Manual Operation of the Camera
Manual Focusing: Overriding Automatic Focusing
Fine Adjustment Screen for Color
Lens Compensation
Fine Tuning Autofocus
Additional Features
Panoramic Modes
Continuous Advance Priority AE Mode
GPS Feature
Using Accessories
Choosing A Kit Lens
Sony A-Mount Lenses
Buying New Third-party Lenses
Cable Release
Flash Photography
Principles of Electronic Flash
Flash Artifact: Red-Eye
Flash Function
Using Flash in Auto and Auto+ Modes
Flash Options in P, A, S, or M Modes
Recording Movies
Glossary of Movie Terms
Choosing a File Format
Movie Quality
Additional Movie Controls
Framing and Starting the Movie
Movie Mode
Menu Commands
Common Error/Warning Messages and Resolutions