Take a step-by-step tour of the Mode Dial to unlock the extraordinary potential of Sony E-mount camera shooting modes. Even the most basic mode, iAuto, is smart enough to recognize your shooting scenario and deploy some of Sony’s most advanced picture taking technologies. Learn how to use Sony’s Scene modes. Discover the multi-shot layering capability of Anti-Motion Blur, Sweep Panorama and 3D Panorama. Then experience the creative control of the P/S/A/M modes: Program, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority and Manual.
This video shows how easy it is to put your own, creative stamp on your images. The Picture Effects perform functions in the camera that would ordinarily require PC software. These include posterization, black-and-white and partial color. The Photo Creativity modes make it easy to take advantage of the camera’s adjustments based on plain-English descriptions like Brightness, Vividness, Color and Background Defocus instead of the technical names Aperture, Shutter Speed and White Balance. Creative Styles not only optimize the camera for different scenes, but also enable you to fine-tune the image for the effect you want.
Once you understand the picture-taking basics, this six-minute video will show you how to apply them to great effect in five common scenarios. We look at shooting Landscapes, Macro, Motion, Portraits and Low Light, starting with easy-to-use scene selections. For each scenario, we’ll see how manual control of aperture, shutter and ISO can take your images to the next level.
With just a little added care and attention, you can be taking graceful portraits. This short video touches on how to frame your subject beautifully using the "rule of thirds" and "leading lines." You’ll see how to achieve a more flattering image with shallow depth of field, using the camera’s Manual or Aperture Priority modes. A portrait lens with a low F-number can be particularly effective. And bounce flash creates rich, gentle light when you attach an accessory flash.
There are three main tactics for approaching low light shots and this short video introduces all of them. Higher ISO boosts the camera’s sensitivity. Slower shutter speeds, achieved through Manual or Shutter Priority modes, can let in additional light. Flash can add the light you need and bounce flash with an accessory flash attachment is particularly graceful.