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Sony Alpha SLT-A65/A77 For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-24380-0
368 pages
May 2012
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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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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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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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