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Sony Alpha NEX-7 The Unofficial Quintessential Guide

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ISBN-10: 1937538117

ISBN-13: 9781937538118

Edition: 2012

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

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The Sony Alpha NEX-7: The Unofficial Quintessential Guide provides a wealth of experience-based information and insights for owners of this exciting new camera. Authors Carol F. Roullard and Brian Matsumoto team up to help the new user navigate past the confusion factor that often comes with complex and powerful camera equipment.This book explores the features and capabilities of the camera in a way that far surpasses the user's manual. It guides you through the camera features with step-by-step setting adjustments and detailed how, when, and why explanations for each option. Every button, dial, switch, and menu configuration setting is explored in a friendly manner, with suggestions and…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Rocky Nook
Publication date: 12/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.034
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
Dual Viewing System
Diopter Adjustment Dial
Setting Up Your New Sony NEX-7
Memory Card
Assembling the Camera
Protecting the Lens
Protecting the LCD Screen
Using This Book
Turning On the Camera
Camera Navigation
Control Wheel, Buttons, and Dials
Menu Structure
Setting the Camera Date, Time, and Area
Error Messages
Reinitializing Commands to Default Values
Cleaning the Sensor
Photography Basics and the NEX-7
Basic Photography Concepts
File Formats
Shutter Button
White Balance and the Appearance of Colors
Drive Mode Function
Recording Movies
Managing Your Images
The LCD Screen
The Viewfinder
LCD Screen versus Viewfinder
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
Shooting Modes
Intelligent Auto Mode
SCN Predefined Scene Modes
Taking Control of the Camera
Triple-Dial-Control Operation
Exposure Compensation 117 Three Semiautomatic Modes: Shutter Priority (S), Aperture Priority (A), Program Auto (P)
Manual Operation of the Camera
Manual Exposure Mode Controls
Manual Focusing: Overriding Automatic Focusing
Manual Adjustments for Color Temperature
Lens Compensation
Bracketing and Dynamic Range
Customizing the Camera
Customizing Buttons
Navigation Button
Customization of Other Buttons
Customizing Buttons Summary
Utilizing Predefined Color Schemes
Help Guide Display
Additional Features
Locking the Dials and the Control Wheel
Panoramic Modes
Anti Motion Blur Mode
DRO/Auto HDR Function
Using Accessories
The Kit Lens
Sony E-mount and A-mount Lenses
Remote Release
Flash Photography
Principles of Electronic Flash
Flash Artifact: Red Eye
Flash Command
Using Flash in Intelligent Auto
Flash Options in P, A, S, or M Modes
Making Movies
Frame Rate versus Shutter Speed
Choosing a Movie File Format
Record Settings (Quality)
Additional Movie Controls
Framing and Starting the Movie
P, A, S, or M for Controlling your Recording
Adding Creative Style, Picture Effect, or DRO
Menu and Function Commands
Common Error or Warning Messages and Resolutions