The Sony SLT-A77
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.
In this guide, authors Carol Roullard and Brian Matsumoto teach you how to obtain exceptional photographers and videos as they cover everything from the basics of using the camera's automatic modes, to the more advanced aperture-priority, shutter-priority, program, and manual exposure modes. You'll also learn how to take advantage of features such as the built-in dynamic, GPS, colorization modes, facial detection and recognition, multiple shot exposures, and HD video.
The authors provide you with an opportunity to improve your skills even further by discussing how third-party software and accessories can improve Sony's standard commands. You'll also learn about how the electronic viewfinder, fixed mirror, and Sony's novel shutter design improve the camera's utility for scientific photography through the microscope and telescope.
Additional topics include:
- Benefits of the phase detection focusing system, used for both still shots and video
- Advantages of the electronic viewfinder for previewing your photographs
- Using the accessory Sony shoe-mount flash
- Advantages of the JPEG file format
- Advantages of having a fixed mirror and electronic first curtain shutter
- Using the older Minolta Maxxum lenses