The Sony SLT-A77
The Unofficial Quintessential Guide
Publisher: Rocky Nook
Final Release Date: July 2012
Pages: 272

This book provides enthusiastic photographers with a wealth of information about the unique features of the Sony SLT-A77, an interchangeable-lens camera with an electronic viewfinder and a fixed, translucent mirror. The A77 differs from the current crop of DSLRs in its ability to use a phase detection focusing system throughout the entire picture-taking process, for both still photographs and videos. This provides an immediacy and responsiveness when using burst shots and creating HD videos that is unavailable in any other camera.

In this guide, authors Carol Roullard and Brian Matsumoto teach you how to obtain exceptional photographs and videos as they cover everything from the basics of using the camera's automatic modes, to the more advanced aperture-priority, shutter-priority, program, and manual exposure modes. You'll also learn how best to take advantage of features such as the built-in dynamic range adjustment, sweep panoramic, GPS, colorization modes, facial detection and recognition, multiple shot exposures, and HD video.

The authors provide you with an opportunity to improve your skills even further by discussing how third-party software and accessories can improve Sony's standard commands. You'll also learn about how the electronic viewfinder, fixed mirror, and Sony's novel shutter design improve the camera's utility for scientific photography through the microscope and telescope.

Additional topics include:

  • Advantages of the electronic viewfinder for previewing your photographs
  • Using the accessory Sony shoe-mount flash
  • Advantages of using the JPEG file format
  • Advantage of having a fixed mirror and electronic first curtain shutter
  • Settings for using the camera on a microscope and telescope
  • Using the older Minolta Maxxum lenses
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Easily, one of the worst camera books I've seen

By luisferfranco

from México City

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    • Too basic

    Best Uses

    • Novice

    Comments about oreilly The Sony SLT-A77:

    Basically is an extended version of your manual. Nothing more, nothing less.

    When a "special" problem arise with my camera (it didn't shoot and there was some numbers blinking) I found nothing about it. It wasn't documented.

     
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    A bit deeper than the manual, just that

    By Dezz

    from México

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    • Easy to understand

    Cons

    • Not comprehensive enough
    • Too basic

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    • Novice

    Comments about oreilly The Sony SLT-A77:

    Yeah, it covers all the menus and options. That's it, nothing more. You can read a review at dpreview and you'll get something like this book. For me, a waste of money.

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