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David Busch's Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

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David Busch’s Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Guide to Digital Photography is the most comprehensive resource and reference for Sony’s wildly popular pocket-sized camera aimed at both advanced and beginner photography enthusiasts. Sony has packaged up the most alluring features of advanced digital cameras and stuffed them into an ultra-compact wireless-capable body with an amazing array of features, including a fast Zeiss f/1.8-f/2.8 zoom lens, SteadyShot image stabilization, a clever pop-up high-resolution electronic viewfinder, and built-in flash. The RX100 IV’s “stacked” CMOS Exmor R sensor provides fast image capture and processing, making 4K video, fast continuous shooting, and video frame rates up to 960/1000 fps possible.Filled with detailed how-to steps and full-color illustrations, David Busch’s Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Guide to Digital Photography covers every feature of this camera in depth, from taking your first photos through advanced details of setup, exposure, movie making, and more.  Explore this camera using a handy “roadmap,” a visual guide to each camera’s features and controls. Learn when to use every option and, more importantly, when not to use them, by following the author’s recommended settings for each menu entry. With best-selling photographer and mentor David Busch as your guide, you’ll quickly have full creative mastery of your camera’s capabilities, whether you’re shooting on the job, taking pictures as an advanced enthusiast exploring full-frame photography for the first time, or are just out for fun. Start building your knowledge and confidence while bringing your vision to light with the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title
  3. Copyright
  4. Dedication
  5. Acknowledgments
  6. About the Author
  7. Contents
  8. Preface
  9. Introduction
  10. Chapter 1 Meet Your Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV
    1. Your Out-of-Box Experience
    2. Initial Setup
      1. Battery Included
      2. Charging the Battery
      3. Final Steps
      4. Formatting a Memory Card
    3. Selecting a Shooting Mode
    4. Choosing a Metering Mode
    5. Choosing a Focus Mode
    6. Selecting a Focus Area
    7. Other Settings
      1. Adjusting White Balance and ISO
      2. Using the Self-Timer
    8. An Introduction to Movie Making
    9. Reviewing the Images You’ve Taken
    10. Transferring Files to Your Computer
  11. Chapter 2 Your Camera Roadmap
    1. Front View
    2. The Sony RX100 IV’s Business End
    3. LCD Panel Data Displays
      1. Using the Quick Navi Function Menu
    4. Going Topside
    5. Underneath Your Sony RX100 IV
  12. Chapter 3 Camera Settings Menu
    1. Anatomy of the Menus
    2. Camera Settings Menu
      1. Image Size (Still Image)
      2. Aspect Ratio (Still Image)
      3. Quality (Still Image)
      4. Image Size (Dual Record)
      5. Quality (Dual Record)
      6. File Format (Movie)
      7. Record Setting (Movie)
      8. Dual Video Record
      9. HFR Settings
      10. Panorama: Size
      11. Panorama: Direction
      12. Drive Mode
      13. Bracket Settings
      14. Flash Mode
      15. Flash Compensation
      16. Red Eye Reduction
      17. Focus Mode
      18. Focus Area
      19. AF Illuminator (Still Image)
      20. Exposure Compensation
      21. ISO
      22. ISO Auto Minimum Shutter Speed
      23. ND Filter
      24. Metering Mode
      25. White Balance
      26. DRO/Auto HDR
      27. Creative Style
      28. Picture Effect
      29. Picture Profile
      30. Focus Magnifier
      31. Long Exposure NR/High ISO NR (Still Image)
      32. Center Lock-On AF
      33. Smile/Face Detection
      34. Auto Dual Record
      35. Soft Skin Effect (Still Image)
      36. Auto Object Framing (Still Image)
      37. Auto Mode
      38. Scene Selection
      39. High Frame Rate
      40. Movie
      41. SteadyShot (Still Image)
      42. SteadyShot (Movie)
      43. Color Space (Still Image)
      44. Auto Slow Shutter (Movie)
      45. Audio Recording
      46. Micref Level
      47. Wind Noise Reduction
      48. Memory Recall
      49. Memory
  13. Chapter 4 Custom Settings Menu
    1. Custom Settings Menu
      1. Zebra
      2. MF Assist (Still Image)
      3. Focus Magnifier Time
      4. Grid Line
      5. Marker Display (Movie)
      6. Marker Settings (Movie)
      7. Auto Review
      8. DISP Button
      9. Peaking Level
      10. Peaking Color
      11. Exposure Settings Guide
      12. Live View Display
      13. Pre-AF (Still Image)
      14. Zoom Speed
      15. Zoom Setting
      16. FINDER/MONITOR
      17. Release w/o Card
      18. AEL w/Shutter (Still Image)
      19. Shutter Type (Still Image)
      20. Self-Portrait Timer
      21. Face Registration
      22. Write Date (Still Image)
      23. Function Menu Settings
      24. Custom Key Settings
      25. Zoom Function on Ring
      26. MOVIE Button
      27. Wheel Lock
  14. Chapter 5 Wi-Fi and Application Menus
    1. Making a Wi-Fi Connection
      1. Using WPS Push
      2. Registering Manually
      3. Wi-Fi Settings
    2. Wi-Fi Functions
      1. Sending Photos to a Smart Device
      2. Wi-Fi Transfer to a Computer
      3. Viewing Images on a TV
    3. The Application Menu
      1. Application List
      2. Introduction
      3. Working with Applications
      4. Current Sony Apps
      5. Near Field Communications (NFC)
  15. Chapter 6 Playback and Setup Menus
    1. Playback Menu
      1. Delete
      2. View Mode
      3. Image Index
      4. Display Rotation
      5. Slide Show
      6. Rotate
      7. Enlarge Image
      8. Protect
      9. Motion Interval Adjustment
      10. Specify Printing
      11. Beauty Effect
    2. Setup Menu
      1. Monitor Brightness
      2. Viewfinder Brightness
      3. Finder Color Temperature
      4. Volume Settings
      5. Audio Signals
      6. Upload Settings
      7. Tile Menu
      8. Mode Dial Guide
      9. Delete Confirm
      10. Display Quality
      11. Power Save Start Time
      12. Function for Viewfinder Close
      13. NTSC/PAL Selector
      14. Demo Mode
      15. TC/UB Settings
      16. HDMI Settings
      17. 4K Output Selection
      18. USB Connection
      19. USB LUN Setting
      20. USB Power Supply
      21. Language
      22. Date/Time Setup
      23. Area Setting
      24. Copyright Info
      25. Format
      26. File Number
      27. Select REC Folder
      28. New Folder
      29. Folder Name
      30. Recover Image Database
      31. Display Media Information
      32. Version
      33. Certification Logo (Non-U.S./Canada Models Only)
      34. Setting Reset
  16. Chapter 7 Shooting Modes and Exposure Control
    1. Getting a Handle on Exposure
      1. Equivalent Exposure
    2. How the RX100 IV Calculates Exposure
      1. Correctly Exposed
      2. Overexposed
      3. Underexposed
    3. The Importance of ISO
    4. Choosing a Metering Method
    5. Choosing an Exposure Mode
      1. Aperture Priority (A) Mode
      2. Shutter Priority (S) Mode
      3. Program Auto (P) Mode
      4. Making Exposure Value Changes
      5. Manual Exposure (M) Mode
      6. Using ISO Auto
    6. Exposure Bracketing
      1. Continuous Bracketing
      2. Single Bracketing
      3. White Balance Bracketing
      4. DRO Bracketing
    7. Dealing with Digital Noise
      1. High ISO Noise
    8. Using Dynamic Range Optimizer
    9. Working with HDR
      1. Auto HDR
      2. Bracketing and Merge to HDR
    10. Exposure Evaluation with Histograms
      1. Tonal Range
      2. Histogram Basics
      3. Understanding Histograms
    11. Automatic and Specialized Shooting Modes
      1. Auto and Scene Modes
      2. Sweep Panorama Mode
  17. Chapter 8 Mastering the Mysteries of Autofocus
    1. Getting into Focus
      1. Contrast Detection
      2. Focus Modes and Options
    2. Focus Pocus
      1. Adding Circles of Confusion
      2. Your Autofocus Mode Options
      3. Setting the AF Area
      4. Using Manual Focus
    3. Useful Menu Items for AF
    4. Autofocus Summary
  18. Chapter 9 Advanced Techniques
    1. Exploring Ultra-Fast Exposures
      1. Sports Action
      2. Capture Unseen Perspectives
      3. Take Revealing Images
      4. Create Unreal Images
    2. Long Exposures
    3. Continuous Shooting
      1. Speed Priority Continuous
    4. Customizing White Balance
      1. Fine-Tuning Preset White Balance
      2. Setting White Balance by Color Temperature
      3. Setting a Custom White Balance
    5. Using Creative Styles
  19. Chapter 10 Introduction to Movie Making
    1. Some Fundamentals
    2. Choose Your File Format
    3. Choose Your Record Setting
      1. Frame Rates
      2. Bit Rates
    4. Choosing an Exposure Mode
      1. Stop That!
    5. Image Stabilization
    6. Autofocus Concerns
    7. Audio
    8. Lights, Camera, Action!
    9. Advanced Features
      1. Shooting in 4K
      2. Frame Guides
    10. Time Codes and User Bits
    11. Picture Profiles
      1. Gamma, Gamma Ding Dong
    12. High Frame Rate Video
      1. Record Setting
      2. Frame Rate
      3. Priority Setting
      4. Record Timing
    13. Tips for Movie Making
      1. Composition
      2. Lighting for Video
  20. Chapter 11 Making Light Work for You
    1. Continuous Illumination versus Electronic Flash
    2. Continuous Lighting Basics
      1. Daylight
      2. Incandescent/Tungsten Light
      3. Fluorescent Light/Other Light Sources
      4. Adjusting White Balance
    3. Electronic Flash Basics
      1. Flash Exposure Compensation
      2. Red Eye Reduction