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Sony Alpha SLT-A35 / A55 For Dummies

Sony Alpha SLT-A35 / A55 For Dummies

Robert Correll

ISBN: 978-1-118-24013-7

Jan 2012

368 pages



A practical, step-by-step guide to Sony's most popular new dSLRs

Sony's new a35 and a55 camera models offer a full range of dSLR features, including pre-sets and auto modes for beginners as well as full manual control over exposure and a unique translucent mirror option. This friendly For Dummies guide gets new dSLR users up to speed and helps more experienced photographers take full advantage of the many options these cameras offer. It covers all the basic camera controls and explains how to set up shooting modes, shoot video, master exposure and focus, edit images, and more.

  • Sony's a35 and a55 models offer a full range of dSLR features and a translucent mirror option, this guide helps new and experienced photographers take full advantage of them all
  • Covers setting up the camera, using all the basic and advanced controls, using auto mode, and shooting video
  • Explores controls that handle exposure, flash, focus, and color, and how to make these elements work to create a great photo
  • Explains image playback, review, and basic editing

Sony a35/a55 For Dummies gets you up and running with your new Sony dSLR quickly and helps you make the most of everything it has to offer.

Introduction 1

Part I: Pictures Worth Keeping, Pronto 7

Chapter 1: Getting to Know Your Camera 9

Chapter 2: Setting Up for Snapshots 51

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

Chapter 4: Cannes-Do Movie Making 115

Part II: Playing with Pixels 139

Chapter 5: Getting More from Picture Playback  141

Chapter 6: Becoming Your Own Photo Lab 171

Part III: Expressing Your Creativity 191

Chapter 7: Making Exposure and Flash Decisions 193

Chapter 8: Designing with Focus and Color 227

Chapter 9: Picture Perfect Photo Recipes 253

Part IV: The Part of Tens 283

Chapter 10: Ten Easy Ways to Spruce Up Your Photos 285

Chapter 11: Ten Camera Features Worth Investigating 309

Index 327