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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, 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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Book details

List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Rocky Nook
Publication date: 8/3/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
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…    

Getting Started
Introduction
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
Recommendations
Photography Bask and the NEX-6
Introduction
Basic Photography Concepts
File Formats
Shutter Button
Focusing
Exposure (Shutter Speed, Aperture, ISO)
White Balance and the Appearance of Colors
Drive Mode Function
Recording Movies
Managing Your Images
Introduction
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
Recommendations
Automatic Settings
Introduction
Functions Available for Automatic Modes
Shooting Modes
Intelligent Auto Mode
Superior Auto Mode
Photo Creativity Feature
SCN (Scene Selection) Predefined Scene Modes
Recommendations
Taking Control of the Camera
Introduction
Control Keys and Buttons
Exposure Compensation: Fine-Tuning Automatic Exposure
Autofocus
Manual Focus: Overriding Automatic Focusing
ISO
White Balance
Three Semiautomatic Modes: Shutter Priority (S), Aperture Priority (A), and Program Auto (P)
Recommendations
Manual Operation of the Camera
Introduction
Manual Exposure Mode Controls
Manual Focusing: Overriding Automatic Focusing
Manual Adjustments for Color Temperature
Lens Compensation
Bracketing and Dynamic Range
Recommendations
Customizing the Camera
Introduction
Customizing Buttons
Fn Button
Customization of Other Buttons
Customizing Buttons Summary
Help Information
Recommendations
Additional Feature
Introduction
Sweep Panorama Mode
Auto Port. Framing Function
DRO/Auto HDR Function
Utilizing Predefined Color Schemes
Recommendations
Adding Applications to the Camera
Introduction
Working with the Camera's Wi-Fi: Communicating with a Smartphone
Downloading Apps
PlayMemories Camera Apps
Camera Apps We Like and Use
Recommendations
Using Accessories
Introduction
The Kit Lens
Sony E-mount and A-mount Lenses
Legacy and Used Lenses
Telescopes
Microscopes
Remote Release
Tripod
Recommendations
Flash Photography
Introduction
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
Recommendations
Making Movies
Introduction
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
Recommendations
Menu and Function Commands
Error Messages/Warning Messages and Resolutions
Index