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Sony Alpha NEX-6 The Unofficial Quintessential Guide

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ISBN-10: 1937538230

ISBN-13: 9781937538231

Edition: 2013

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

List price: $34.95
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The Sony Alpha NEX-6: The Unofficial Quintessential Guide provides a wealth of experience-based information and insights on this exciting new camera. Authors Brian Matsumoto and Carol F. Roullard team up to help the new owner navigate past the confusion that often comes with using a complex and powerful camera.This book explores the features and capabilities of the camera in a way that far surpasses the user's manual. It guides the reader through the camera features with step-by-step instructions for setting menu commands, and explains how, when, and why these adjustments are needed. Every button, dial, switch, and menu configuration setting is explored in a friendly manner, with…    
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List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Rocky Nook
Publication date: 8/3/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 328
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

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…    

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…    

Getting Started
Using This Book
Description of the Camera and Its Features
Assembling the Camera
Turning On the Camera
Camera Controls: Setting the Camera Area, Date, and Time
Introducing Menu Navigation
Error Messages
Reinitializing Commands to Default Values (Or, Getting Out of Trouble)
Quick Access to Command Options
Cleaning the Sensor
Photography Bask and the NEX-6
Basic Photography Concepts
File Formats
Shutter Button
Exposure (Shutter Speed, Aperture, ISO)
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
Compositional Controls for Previewing 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
Superior Auto Mode
Photo Creativity Feature
SCN (Scene Selection) Predefined Scene Modes
Taking Control of the Camera
Control Keys and Buttons
Exposure Compensation: Fine-Tuning Automatic Exposure
Manual Focus: Overriding Automatic Focusing
White Balance
Three Semiautomatic Modes: Shutter Priority (S), Aperture Priority (A), and 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
Fn Button
Customization of Other Buttons
Customizing Buttons Summary
Help Information
Additional Feature
Sweep Panorama Mode
Auto Port. Framing Function
DRO/Auto HDR Function
Utilizing Predefined Color Schemes
Adding Applications to the Camera
Working with the Camera's Wi-Fi: Communicating with a Smartphone
Downloading Apps
PlayMemories Camera Apps
Camera Apps We Like and Use
Using Accessories
The Kit Lens
Sony E-mount and A-mount Lenses
Legacy and Used Lenses
Remote Release
Flash Photography
Principles of Electronic Flash for the Built-in Unit
Flash Artifact: Red Eye
Flash Command
Using Flash in Intelligent Auto and Superior Auto
Flash Options in P, A, S, or M Modes
Making Movies
Frame Rate versus Shutter Speed
Choosing a File Format
Record Settings (Quality)
Additional Movie Controls
Framing and Starting the Movie
Which Shooting Mode for Controlling Your Recording
Adding Creative Style, Picture Effect, or DRO
Menu and Function Commands
Error Messages/Warning Messages and Resolutions