Sony a (alpha) DSLR-A580 user manual

User manual for the device Sony a (alpha) DSLR-A580

Device: Sony a (alpha) DSLR-A580
Size: 11,45 MB
Date of adding : 2013-12-30 15:08:21
Number of pages: 199
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Summary of the content on the page No. 1

Preparing the camera
Interchangeable Lens
Digital Camera
Before your operation
Shooting images
Using the shooting function
Instruction Manual
Using the viewing function
A-mount
Changing your setup
Viewing images on a
computer
Printing images
Others
Index
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Summary of the content on the page No. 2

Owner’s Record IMPORTANT SAFETY The model and serial numbers are located on the bottom. INSTRUCTIONS Record the serial number in the space provided below. SAVE THESE Refer to these numbers whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product. INSTRUCTIONS. Model No. DSLR-A580/A560 Serial No. __________________________ DANGER - TO REDUCE THE RISK WARNING OF FIRE OR To reduce fire or shock hazard, do not expose the unit to rain or ELECTRIC SHOCK, moisture. CAREFULLY FOLLOW T

Summary of the content on the page No. 3

� Keep the battery pack out of the reach of interference that may cause undesired small children. operation. � Keep the battery pack dry. This Class B digital apparatus complies � Replace only with the same or equivalent with Canadian ICES-003. type recommended by Sony. � Dispose of used battery pack promptly For Customers in the U.S.A. described the instructions. UL is an internationally recognized safety Battery charger organization. Even if the CHARGE lamp is not lit, the The UL Mark on

Summary of the content on the page No. 4

If you have any questions about this Note: product, you may call: This equipment has been tested and found Sony Customer Information Services to comply with the limits for a Class B Center digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the 1-800-222-SONY (7669) FCC Rules. The number below is for the FCC related These limits are designed to provide matters only. reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. Regulatory Information This equipment generates, use

Summary of the content on the page No. 5

Disposal of Old Electrical & For Customers in Europe Electronic Equipment (Applicable in the European Union and other Notice for the customers in the European countries with separate countries applying EU Directives The manufacturer of this product is Sony collection systems) Corporation, 1-7-1 Konan Minato-ku Tokyo, 108-0075 Japan. The Authorized Representative for EMC and product safety is Sony Deutschland GmbH, Hedelfinger Strasse 61, 70327 Stuttgart, Germany. For any service or gua

Summary of the content on the page No. 6

Disposal of waste batteries Notice for customers in the (applicable in the European Union United Kingdom and other European countries with separate collection systems) A moulded plug complying with BS 1363 is fitted to this equipment for your safety and convenience. Should the fuse in the plug supplied need to be replaced, a fuse of the same rating as the supplied one and approved by ASTA or BSI to BS 1362, (i.e., marked with an or This symbol on the battery or on the mark) must be

Summary of the content on the page No. 7

Notes on using your camera Shooting procedure No compensation for contents of the � This camera has two modes for shooting: recording the Live View mode using the LCD The contents of the recording cannot be monitor, and the viewfinder mode using compensated for if recording or playback is the viewfinder (OVF). not possible due to a malfunction of your � There may be differences between an camera or a memory card, etc. image recorded in Live View mode and an image recorded in viewfinder

Summary of the content on the page No. 8

� Images may trail across on the LCD play back HD image quality discs, as monitor in a cold location. This is not a they are incompatible with the AVCHD malfunction. When turning on the camera format. Also, DVD-based players or in a cold location, the LCD monitor may recorders may fail to eject HD image become temporarily dark. When the quality discs. camera warms up, the monitor will function normally. Warning on copyright � Do not press against the LCD monitor. Television programs, films,

Summary of the content on the page No. 9

Table of Contents Notes on using your camera .............................................. 7 Checking the accessories supplied ..................................13 Preparing the Identifying parts .............................................................. 14 camera Preparing the battery pack ............................................... 18 Attaching a lens ............................................................... 25 Inserting a memory card ...........................................

Summary of the content on the page No. 10

Shooting 3D-panoramic images (3D Sweep Panorama) .........................................................69 Shooting an image the way you want it (Exposure mode) ..................................................................................... 70 Shooting with program auto .................................. 71 Shooting by controlling the blur of the background (Aperture priority) ............................................. 72 Shooting a moving subject with various expressions (Shut

Summary of the content on the page No. 11

Selecting the flash control mode to set the amount of flash light (Flash control) ................................ 106 Selecting the method for measuring the brightness of a subject (Metering Mode) ................................. 107 Setting ISO .................................................................... 108 Compensating for the brightness and contrast automatically (D-Range) ................................................................. 109 Correcting the brightness of the imag

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Setting image size and image quality ............................ 140 Changing your Setting the method for recording on a memory card ..... 144 setup Changing the noise reduction setting ............................ 148 Changing the function of the buttons ............................ 149 Changing other settings ................................................. 150 Setting the LCD monitor ............................................... 152 Confirming the version of the camera ..................

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Preparing the camera Preparing the camera Checking the accessories supplied The number in parentheses indicates the number of pieces. � BC-VM10 Battery charger (1)/ � Instruction Manual (This manual) Power cord (mains lead) (1) (1) � Rechargeable battery pack NP- FM500H (1) � USB cable (1) � Shoulder strap (1) � Eyepiece cover (1) � Body cap (1) (Attached on the camera) � Eyecup (1) (Attached on the camera) � CD-ROM (Application Software for α camera) (1) 13

Summary of the content on the page No. 14

Identifying parts See the pages in parentheses for details of operation. Front side A Shutter button (61) M Lens release button (26) B Power switch (31) N Focus mode switch (85, 90) C Control dial (73) * Do not directly touch these parts. D Self-timer lamp (119) E Remote sensor F Lens contacts* G Mirror* H Preview button (74) I Mount J Built-in flash* (98) K Mode dial (61 – 80) L (Flash pop-up) button (98) 14

Summary of the content on the page No. 15

Preparing the camera Rear side A Diopter-adjustment dial (40) J LCD monitor (42, 123, 129) B Microphone** � You can adjust the angle of the LCD monitor to meet various C Auto-lock Accessory shoe shooting situations. (101) D Viewfinder* (40) E Eyepiece sensors (41) F MENU button (52) G DISP (Display) button (42, 45, 123) K Light sensor (152) H MOVIE button (81) L (Playback) button (123) I For shooting: (Exposure) M LIVE VIEW/OVF switch (40) button (103) For viewing: (Zoom out) N FOCUS CHEC

Summary of the content on the page No. 16

Q ISO button (108) R Image sensor position mark (87) S For shooting: AEL (AE lock) button (78, 102)/Focus Magnifier button (93, 149) For viewing: (Zoom in) button (126) T For shooting: Fn (Function) button (50, 51) For viewing: (Image rotation) button (125) U Access lamp (28) V Controller (v/V/b/B button) (49) W Controller (Enter) (49)/AF button (89) X (Delete) button (134) * Do not directly touch these parts. ** Do not cover this part during movie recording. 16

Summary of the content on the page No. 17

Preparing the camera Sides/Bottom A HDMI terminal (136) G DC IN terminal B (USB) terminal (164) � When connecting the AC- PW10AM AC Adaptor (sold C Speaker separately) to the camera, turn the camera off, then plug the D REMOTE terminal connector of the AC Adaptor to � When connecting the RM- the DC IN terminal on the S1AM/RM-L1AM Remote camera. Commander (sold separately) to H Memory card switch the camera, insert the plug of the Remote Commander into I SD memory card insertion slot th

Summary of the content on the page No. 18

Preparing the battery pack When using the camera for the first time, be sure to charge the NP- FM500H “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack (supplied). Charging the battery pack The “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack can be charged even when it has not been fully depleted. It can also be used when it has not been fully charged. 1 Insert the battery pack on the battery charger. Push the battery pack until it clicks. 2 Connect the power cord (mains lead). Light on: Charging Light off: Charge completed � The CHARG

Summary of the content on the page No. 19

Preparing the camera � Do not charge any battery pack other than the “InfoLITHIUM” M series battery pack in the battery charger (supplied) with your camera. Batteries other than the specified kind may leak, overheat, or explode if you attempt to charge them, posing a risk of injury from electrocution and burns. � When the CHARGE lamp flashes, this may indicate a battery error or that a battery pack other than the specified type has been installed. Check that the battery pack is the specifie

Summary of the content on the page No. 20

Representative plug of power supply cord of countries/regions around the world. A Type B Type BF Type B3 Type C Type SE Type O Type (American (British (British (British (CEE (CEE (Ocean Type) Type) Type) Type) Type) Type) Type) The representative supply voltage and plug type are described in this chart. Depend on an area, Different type of plug and supply voltage are used. Attention: Power cord meeting demands from each country shall be used. -For only the United States Use a UL Listed, 1.5-3


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