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The Sony SLT-A77 by Brian Matsumoto Ph. D, Carol F. Roullard

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Chapter 6: Taking Control of the Camera

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Introduction

This chapter is about taking more control of your camera’s operation. Auto, Auto+, and predefined scene modes automatically set the camera’s focus, shutter speed, and aperture. While this yields a sharp and properly exposed image, it prevents you from adjusting the camera settings and improving the image at a higher level.

You can gain this enhanced capability by using the P, A, S, and M modes, which stand for Program AE, Aperture-Priority AE, Shutter-Priority AE, and Manual Exposure. By setting the mode dial to these values, you can override the camera’s automatic recommendations and apply ...

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