In this full-color, comprehensive guide book to the Sony DSC-RX10 camera, author Alexander White provides users of the RX10 with a roadmap to all operations, features, menus, and controls of the camera. Using a tutorial-like approach, the book shows beginning and intermediate photographers not only how to accomplish things with the RX10, but when and why to use the camera's features. The book does not assume specialized knowledge by the reader as it explains topics such as autofocus, manual focus, aperture priority, shutter priority, exposure compensation, white balance, and ISO sensitivity. The book discusses the camera's numerous shooting modes as well as its menu options for shooting, playback, setup, and special effects. The book includes complete coverage of the Wi-Fi features of the RX10, including the capability to transfer images and videos over a wireless network and to control the camera remotely with a smartphone or tablet. The book includes more than 400 color photographs that illustrate the camera's controls, display screens, and menus. The images also provide examples of the photographs that can be taken using the RX10's Scene shooting mode, with settings that are optimized for various subjects, including landscapes, portraits, and action shots; the Creative Style and Picture Effect menu options, which offer dramatic options for altering the appearance of images; and the camera's features for continuous shooting and shooting in dim lighting. In addition, the book provides introductions to topics such as infrared photography, street photography, astrophotography, digiscoping, and macro photography. The book includes a full discussion of the advanced video recording abilities of the RX10, which can shoot high-definition video with stereo sound, with manual control of exposure and focus during movie recording, and professional-level features such as zebra stripes to gauge exposure and connections for external microphones and headphones. In three appendices, the book provides information about accessories for the RX10, including cases, external flash units, and microphones, and includes a list of web sites and other resources for further information. The book includes an appendix with "quick tips" on how to take advantage of the camera's features in the most efficient ways possible. This guide to the RX10 includes a detailed table of contents and index, so the reader can quickly find needed information about any particular feature or aspect of the camera.
Alexander S. White
White Knight Press
White Knight Press
White Knight Press
White Knight Press
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I ordered this 486 page guide directly from the authors website because of Amazons temporary unavailability. I have a couple of the authors previous books which I have enjoyed and this book maintains the excellent standard of those previous books.
As a photographic enthusiast, I am very impressed with this book. It will take you thru every step of using this camera. It leaves no 'stone unturned' in the operation of this camera. From initial setup to concise explanation of every menu item. For the beginner photographer, especially, this guide in my view, will be very helpful. In chapter 2, the author walks us thru setting up Intelligent Auto mode from the menu setting (with the authors own suggested settings) to get the most out of that mode. And the author continues on with detailed discussions of all other modes.
The Table of Contents is 10 pages long which gives you an idea of the wealth of information contained therein. The Index is 20 pages...
I just completed reading the entire book and I congratulate the author for his excellent work. I have been a long-time Canon user but decided to try RX10 because it seemed like a well thought out camera with all of the features I wanted in a compact design. After receiving the camera, I can't adequately express my disappointment in Sony for not providing a comprehensive written manual, and for substituting the incredibly lame web-based version in its place.
I have used Canon equipment for 40 years and I am very familiar with the Canon method of operation. Since each camera manufacturer has their own methodology, it is not always straight forward to switch from one system to another. Alexander White does a remarkable job of explaining the camera's features and functionality, recommending certain settings based on shooting preferences, and smoothing the transition from Canon to Sony.
I highly recommend this book for anyone who is a first-time Sony user or just...
Been waiting for a decent detailed book to be published on the Sony DSC-RX10 Camera. Sony's on-line Users Help Guide (as Sony calls this one), even after downloading the whole manual is "pitiful at best". Sony's Detailed User Guides/Manuals (you know, the 250+ page detailed manuals) are in "Cascading Sheets" format, in which you can not access a Table Of Content - go to that page - Print a Hardcopy Manual for yourself - as in a normal Book type sequence. Sony more recently DOES reflect Page Numbering, but you can not access them via going to that PAGE - Yep, a contradiction. All information is via electronic means only!
So finally having a hardcopy reference Book that details all those missing things Sony fails to mention is finally here. Regarding this specific book for review - the "Contents and detailed Explanations by the author are WELL done. Complements to the author. The however (and why not a 5 star rating) has to do with the publisher. The book is an...
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