Sony Alpha SLT-A65 / A77 For Dummies

Sony Alpha SLT-A65 / A77 For Dummies

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Just what you need to get up and running with Sony's new flagship dSLRs
The Sony a77, with its 24.3 megapixel sensor, full HD video capability, and translucent mirror system, is poised to be Sony's flagship dSLR camera. With many of the same features but at a lower price point, the a65 is the economy version. This guide will cover all the important steps for getting the most from either model. It shows how to set up the camera to get great shots immediately, explains all the controls and shooting modes, shows how to review images and make basic edits, and offers valuable advice on taking super photos using manual settings.




Sony's new a65 and a77 dSLRs feature a huge megapixel sensor, HD video, generous ISO range, and the translucent mirror system unique to Sony
This easy-to-follow guide helps you make the most of your investment with complete coverage of all the basic and advanced settings and shooting modes
Covers shooting in auto mode, shooting HD video, and taking manual control over exposure, focus, and lighting
Explains how to play back images and perform basic edits as well as how to manipulate flash, focus, and color to create top-quality photos


With Sony a65/a77 For Dummies, bestselling photography author Robert Correll gives new Sony dSLR users confidence and helps them get everything they paid for in these exciting new Sony camera models.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 189 x 235 x 20mm | 848.21g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1. Auflage
  • black & white illustrations, colour illustrations, colour tables, figures
  • 1118243803
  • 9781118243800
  • 705,164

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Get the most out of your Sony camera so you can start shooting amazing photos

What will you do with the power of your Sony dSLT? Whether you choose the A65 or A77, this guide will help you get the most out of your experience. From picture effects to HDR, you'll find out what it all means and how to use it. You'll be amazed at the tricks and techniques you'll learn to transform your picture- taking into an art.

Starting to shoot -- quickly take pictures and movies by learning what all the buttons and dials are, how to use the basic modes, and how to configure the camera

Playing with pixels -- review pictures, look at the settings, set up a slide show, and show off your photos on an HDTV

Expressing your creativity -- learn how to operate your camera in the more advanced modes so you can make your own artistic decisions

Customizing your camera -- start experimenting by turning off live view effects, using peaking to manually focus, and configuring the displays

Open the book and find:

Steps for navigating the menu system and shooting functions

How to use the flash and set picture quality

Ways to transfer photos to a computer

Tips for the best exposure settings to create ideal photos

Techniques for working with focus and color

How to apply creative styles and choose a color space

Instructions for using advanced exposure modes to shoot portraits, landscapes, and more

Learn to:

Navigate camera controls to set up shots and capture video

Select the best lens for your photo

Take control with manual settings for exposure, flash, focus, and color

IN FULL COLOR!
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Table of contents

Introduction 1


Part I: Pictures Worth Keeping 5


Chapter 1: Meeting the A65 and A77 7


Chapter 2: Setting Up for Snapshots 51


Chapter 3: Pointing and Shooting Your Way to Great Pictures 79


Chapter 4: Making Movie Magic 107


Part II: Playing with Pixels 135


Chapter 5: Getting More from Picture Playback 137


Chapter 6: Setting Up Shop at Home 163


Part III: Expressing Your Creativity 183


Chapter 7: Making Exposure and Flash Decisions 185


Chapter 8: Designing with Focus and Color 219


Chapter 9: Cooking Up Picture-Perfect Recipes 251


Part IV: The Part of Tens 277


Chapter 10: Ten Ways to Customize Your Camera 279


Chapter 11: Ten More Camera Features Worth Investigating 293


Index 323
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About Robert Correll

Robert Correll is a creative professional who works in photography, music production, and design. He is the author of Digital SLR Photography All-in-One For Dummies and High Dynamic Range Digital Photography For Dummies, as well as coauthor of Canon EOS 60D For Dummies and Canon EOS Rebel T3/1100D For Dummies.
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