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

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Chapter 7: Manual Operation of the Camera

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Introduction

Chapter 6 dealt with partially automated/partially manual settings, where the camera is setting its own aperture, shutter speed, or focus. This chapter is about taking complete control of the camera and fine-tuning its settings.

There are conditions where you want the exposure and focus to be fixed to a constant value. For example, suppose you want to take a panoramic shot the old-fashioned way without using the A77’s Sweep Panorama feature (see chapter 8). To do this, you mount the camera on a tripod, set the exposure to manual, and take a series of overlapping pictures by panning with the ...

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