This general introduction shows you how to assemble an Alpha E-mount camera for the first time. We cover how to charge and insert the battery, inserting the memory card, attaching the flash and installing the companion software on your Windows or Macintosh computer.
In this comprehensive walk-through, Sony explains how the camera works, describes all the controls, ports and features on the Alpha E-mount camera body and introduces the unique “soft key” interface. We follow the light from the lens that focuses it to the image sensor that detects it to the memory card that records the resulting image file. The camera tour is comprehensive, covering front, back, top, bottom and sides. We also demonstrate how the camera’s three soft keys and control wheel work in concert with a PC-like graphical user interface, making it easy to access and adjust settings.
Learn about significant automatic functions that make it easier to get the best shot. This short video shows how fast it is to access and select Face Detection and Smile Shutter™ technology, drive modes, Auto Exposure and Auto Focus. See how to optimize Face Detection for adults or children and adjust Smile Shutter technology to recognize only big smiles. Learn to select drive modes for individual shots or continuous burst mode.
Find out how to view pictures and videos on the camera’s own LCD screen, on your PC screen and on your television. Learn about the playback options in the camera for viewing, scrolling through, selecting and zooming in on pictures. See how to access Fast Forward, Rewind, Previous and Next in video playback. Learn how to connect the camera to an HDTV. And see how Sony’s supplied PC software makes it easy to archive your pictures.
All photography depends on light, and this video shows you how to control light to your advantage. Even on sunny days, when the sheer quantity of light is more than enough, your pictures can still benefit from fill flash. At night or indoors, flash becomes even more central to successful pictures. Learn about the camera’s built-in flash capabilities, plus external flash accessories for the graceful “bounce flash” effect.
The perfect getting started guide, this video shows you how to attach the lens, plus insert the battery and memory card. Along the way, you’ll discover helpful tips on how to keep the sensor clean during lens changes. You’ll learn about the choice of Memory Stick® and Secure Digital™ (SD) cards, plus tips on getting the best performance from your memory card. You’ll hear about the choice of shooting JPEG and RAW file formats, Sony’s software for RAW-to-JPEG conversion and software for archiving pictures on your computer.
Did you know that one key to shot composition is your choice of lens? The "kit" zoom lens supplied with most Sony Alpha DSLRs gives you great versatility in composition. This short video shows you the first steps in expanding your horizons. Portrait lenses help you blur the background for more graceful photographs, while extreme closeup (macro) lenses give you gorgeous shots of small subjects like flowers and coins.
This informative overview shows how the Alpha DSLR actually works and gives a walk-around tour of every control. You’ll follow light through the lens, to the image sensor where the camera converts light to electricity to the memory card where the camera stores the picture. The tour goes all around the camera: front, back, sides, top and bottom.
See the right way to insert the battery into the charger and insert the battery into the camera. Learn what kind of battery life to expect.
Learn how to insert your choice of Memory Stick® or Secure Digital™ memory card. This short video shows you how to align each card type and how to use the memory card selector switch.
Learn the right way to change lenses while protecting the image sensor from dust and dirt. This how-to video includes the precautions you should know about.