David Busch's Sony Alpha DSLR-A350 A300 A200 Guide by David D. Busch

By David D. Busch

The Sony Alpha DSLR-A350, A300, and A200 are loaded with the easiest beneficial properties of extra complicated electronic SLR cameras, in easy-to-use types excellent for budding photographers. because the new proprietor of a Sony Alpha, you're desirous about images and wish to take amazing photographs. you furthermore mght are looking to fast and simply notice how, while, and why to take advantage of crucial gains of your cuttingedge digicam. David Busch's Sony Alpha DSLR-A350/A300/A200 consultant to electronic SLR images will exhibit you the way, while, and, most significantly, why to take advantage of all of the cool positive factors and services of your digital camera to take eye-popping photos. Introductory chapters can help you get pleased with the fundamentals of your digicam earlier than you dive correct into exploring artistic how you can follow the Sony Alpha's publicity modes, concentration controls, and digital flash techniques. With details and information that observe to all 3 Alpha types, this booklet is chock packed with hands-on counsel for selecting lenses, flash devices, and software program items to exploit along with your new digital camera. appealing, full-color photographs illustrate the place the basic buttons and dials are, so you are going to fast how to use your Sony Alpha, and use it good.

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You can specify which of the nine focus points the Sony dSLR uses to calculate correct focus, or allow the camera to select the point for you. 13, and also described in Chapter 5. Press the Fn button, navigate to the AF Area selection, press the Controller button, and select one of these three choices. Press the Controller button again to confirm. 13 Select from Wide (the Alpha selects one of the nine AF areas), Spot (only the center focus spot is used), or Local (you can choose which area to use).

This provides a comfortable handhold, and also contains the Alpha’s battery. 3. ■ Flash button. This button elevates the built-in flash in exposure modes that don’t flip it up automatically, and starts the charging process. If you decide you do not want to use the flash, you can turn it off by pressing the flash head back down. ■ Pop-up flash. This is your Alpha’s internal flash. It pops up automatically when needed while using Auto and Scene modes, and may be manually flipped up when you’re using other modes.

I’m not going to delve into menu functions here—you’ll find a discussion of your recording, setup, playback, and custom menu options in Chapter 3. Everything here is devoted to the button pusher and dial twirler in you. Chapter 2 ■ Sony Alpha DSLR-A350/A300/A200 Roadmap 27 WHICH CAMERA? The illustrations in this book show the Sony Alpha DSLR-A350 camera. If you own an A300 model, your camera looks and operates almost exactly the same. 2 megapixel photos. Should you be working with the A200 model, you’ll notice that not only are your camera-front badges different, but you’re missing that Live View/OVF (optical viewfinder) switch.

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