This book by Alexander White, like his other guides to advanced compact cameras, cuts through the complications of a sophisticated digital camera and explains the camera’s controls, menus, and shooting modes in language that is plain and precise, but that gives photographers the information they need to start shooting great photographs.
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This book is a complete guide to using the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV camera, one of the most advanced, but still pocketable, cameras available. With this book, author Alexander White provides users of the RX100 IV with a manual covering all aspects of the camera’s operation. Using a tutorial-like approach, the book shows beginning and…
This guide shows beginning and intermediate photographers not only how to accomplish things with the Coolpix P510, but when and why to use certain features. The book does not assume specialized knowledge by the reader as it explains topics such as autofocus, manual focus, depth of field, aperture priority, shutter priority, HDR (High Dynamic Range) photography, and macro photography. The book also includes a detailed discussion of techniques for using the camera’s phenomenal superzoom lens, which has a maximum optical focal length of 1000mm, to full advantage.
The book’s more than 200 photographs, most in full color, illustrate the camera’s controls and menus, and include examples of the photographs that can be taken using the many creative settings of the camera, including the Picture Control settings, which let the photographer alter the color processing of images; the Scene and Special Effects shooting modes, with settings that are optimized for various subjects, including landscapes, portraits, and action shots; and the camera’s strong array of features for continuous shooting and interval shooting.
In addition, the book goes beyond the realm of everyday photography, with introductions to more advanced topics such as infrared photography, street photography, and macro photography.
The book also includes a full discussion of the video recording abilities of the Coolpix P510, which can shoot high-definition (HD) video with stereo sound, and which has special settings for recording short clips of high-speed video at rates up to 4 times normal speed.
In three appendices, the book provides information about accessories available for the camera, sets forth a list of useful web sites and other resources for further information, and includes a section with helpful “quick tips” that give insights into how to take advantage of the camera’s features in the most efficient ways possible.