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David Busch’s Sony ® α DSLR-A550/A500: Guide to Digital Photography by Alexander S. White, David D. Busch

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Chapter 3. Setting Up Your Sony Alpha dSLR

The Sony Alpha DSLR-A500 and A550 have a remarkable number of options and settings you can use to customize the way your camera operates. Not only can you change shooting settings used at the time the picture is taken, but you can adjust the way your camera behaves. This chapter will help you sort out the settings for all the Alpha’s menus. These include the Recording and Playback menus, which determine how the Alpha uses many of its shooting features to take a photo and how it displays images on review. I’ll also show you how to use the Setup and Custom menus to adjust power-saving timers, specify LCD brightness, set up your image file folders, and adjust options like Eye-Start autofocus and red-eye ...

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