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Sony Alpha SLT-A65/A77 For Dummies

Sony Alpha SLT-A65/A77 For Dummies [Kindle Edition]

Robert Correll
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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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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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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 8672 KB
  • Print Length: 368 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (4 April 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #258,491 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Difficult to navigate in Kindle version. 28 May 2013
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I purchased the Kindle version and find it extremely difficult to navigate around, paragraphs should be numbered for ease of reference
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4.0 out of 5 stars easy reading 20 Aug 2013
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a bit wordy but then then this is what you have to expect when breaking down a camera's functions in easy to understand language. It assumes little to no previous knowledge. I consider myself to be reasonably competent technologically-wise but sometime you just need a simple approach. I got this as a kindle version for my nexus tablet to make it portable but also got a more advanced paper guide to compliment this
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very useful 23 April 2013
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I know a lot about photography but found the official Sony manual not that helpful and not intuitive. No other books seemed available so I went for 'Dummies'. It proved an excellent choice and decision. After skimming through to highlight what I needed to concentrate on & dismiss the more basic, I delved into the detail and found the instructions excellent & fully supported by the accompanying images. Had to buy my wife a new laptop with larger screen as her eye sight has, unfortunately, deteriorated & only Windows 8 models available so I have headed for a 'Dummies' manual to help her (and me!) acclimatise from previous Windows version
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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My camera is an A-57 and at first I was unsure whether this guide was relevant. I need not have worried. There are slight differences between camera models but they are so minor that this guide is totally relevant and a great help. It describes in simple terms all the basic and advanced features and how to use them to best advantage; things that you think you know but actually don't.
There are so many brilliant features on these cameras, a lot of which are certainly not obvious, that make this book an invaluable aid.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Does just what it says - Excellent 3 May 2014
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Simple, informative and detailed. It is an ideal accompaniment to the camera - which to be honest doesnt come with sufficient documentation
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5.0 out of 5 stars good explanations 23 Feb 2014
By Crusty
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Books in this style are rarely fun to read - I got mine to allow me to delve deeper into the functions that were in the "unknown unknowns" - by showing me what the camera is capable of doing. The style was light (not to everyone's taste but suited me) And it was definitely worth the spend.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Complete beginners manual 9 Feb 2014
By Jimtidy
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Got the camera but not the knowledge. This book starts at the basic about camera and moves on to show ways of using it to its best and even starting to be creative. Considering cost of camera this is dirt cheap and well worth it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Essential Reading for the New A65 Owner 17 Jan 2014
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If you have just forked out a shed load for a nice shiny new A-65 or A-77 then a few quid more for a well thought out manual is an essential purchase. Even if you are already a bit of an expert, inevitably there will be things you won't know about your new camera and tricks that might help you with a photo.

This book is easy to read, comprehensive and an ideal guide to the now empty wallet you have after plunging into the expensive world of DSLR cameras and their lenses. Whilst in all fairness the Sony on disc guide that comes with the camera has all the necessary information and is actually reasonable to read, this is far better.

I read it all the way through once and now have it on my Kindle as a reference. For me, a very useful purchase.
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