Sony A57 user manual

User manual for the device Sony A57

Device: Sony A57
Size: 2,82 MB
Date of adding : 2013-12-30 15:08:21
Number of pages: 215
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Summary of the content on the page No. 1

4-420-756-11(1)
Interchangeable Lens Preparing the camera
Digital Camera
Shooting and viewing
images
Shooting images to suit
your subject
α Handbook
Using the shooting
functions
A-mount
Using the playback
functions
Functions list
Viewing images on a
computer
Others
Advanced operations
Index
©2012 Sony Corporation
SLT-A57

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Table of Contents Basic operations ................................................................. 9 This section provides basic information on operating the camera. The contents of the “Basic operations” section are the same as those in the Instruction Manual supplied. Notes on using your camera ............................................ 10 Preparing the camera Checking the supplied items ............................................ 12 Identifying parts ...................................

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Selecting the drive mode .................................... 46 Switching the recording information display (DISP) ...... 47 Setting image size ............................................................ 48 Image Size .................................................................. 48 Panorama: Size ........................................................... 48 Using the playback functions Enlarging images ............................................................. 50 Switching to the dis

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Histogram ................................................................... 82 The digital level gauge ............................................... 83 Monitoring the subject through the lens without effects displayed ...........................................................83 List of icons for viewfinder mode .............................. 84 Shooting a clear image without camera shake ................ 86 Camera shake warning indicator ................................ 86 Using the Steady

Summary of the content on the page No. 5

Focus Magnifier ....................................................... 117 Detecting faces .............................................................. 119 Face Detection .......................................................... 119 Face Registration ...................................................... 120 Auto Port. Framing ................................................... 121 Smile Shutter ............................................................ 122 Adjusting the brightness of the

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Playback The screen displayed for playback mode ...................... 149 Switching the screen during playback ...................... 149 List of icons on the histogram display ..................... 149 Using the playback functions ........................................ 151 Rotating an image .................................................... 151 View Mode ............................................................... 151 Slide Show ..........................................................

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FINDER/LCD Setting .............................................. 167 Lens compensation ........................................................ 168 Lens Comp.: Peripheral Shading .............................. 168 Lens Comp.: Chromatic Aberration ......................... 168 Lens Comp.: Distortion ............................................ 168 Setting the method for recording on a memory card ..... 169 Format ...................................................................... 169 File Num

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Trouble shooting/Others Troubleshooting ............................................................. 190 Warning messages ......................................................... 199 Precautions ....................................................................201 To use your camera abroad — Power sources .............. 204 AVCHD format ............................................................. 205 3D-shootings .................................................................. 206 Memory

Summary of the content on the page No. 9

Basic operations The contents of the “Basic operations” section are the same as those in the Instruction Manual supplied. This section provides the basic information on operating the camera. To more effectively take advantage of the camera, see “Advanced operations” (page 79). 9

Summary of the content on the page No. 10

Notes on using your camera Shooting procedure No compensation for contents of the � This camera has 2 modes for monitoring recording subjects: the LCD screen mode using the The contents of the recording cannot be LCD screen, and the viewfinder mode compensated for if recording or playback is using the viewfinder. not possible due to a malfunction of your � The recorded image may be different camera or a memory card, etc. from the image you monitored before recording. Back up recommendat

Summary of the content on the page No. 11

Notes on using your camera If the temperature reaches above a certain � 1080 60p/50p movies can be played back level, the mark is indicated on the on compatible devices only. screen and the camera is turned off Warning on copyright automatically. If the power is turned off, leave the camera for 10 minutes or longer Television programs, films, videotapes, and to allow the temperature inside the other materials may be copyrighted. camera to decrease to a safe level. Unauthorized recording of

Summary of the content on the page No. 12

Preparing the camera Checking the supplied items First check the model name of your camera (page 11). The accessories supplied differ depending on the model. The number in parentheses indicates the number of pieces. Common accessories � Body cap (1) (Attached on the � Camera (1) camera) � BC-VM10A Battery charger (1) � Eyecup (1) (Attached on the camera) � Power cord (mains lead) (1) (not �CD-ROM (1) supplied in the U.S.A. and – Application Software for α Canada) camera –α Handbook (This m

Summary of the content on the page No. 13

Preparing the camera Identifying parts See the pages in parentheses for details of operation. Front side A Shutter button (31) L Mode dial (37) B Power switch (27) M (Flash pop-up) button (42, 128) C Control dial (95, 97, 99) N Mounting index (24) D Remote sensor (148) O Lens release button (25) E Self-timer lamp (145) P Focus mode switch (109, 116) F Lens contacts* * Do not directly touch these G Mirror* parts. H Preview button (97)/Focus ** Do not cover this part Magnifier button (117) dur

Summary of the content on the page No. 14

Identifying parts Rear side A Eyepiece sensors (80) H Control button v/V/b/B/DISP (Display) (47, B Viewfinder* 149)/WB (White balance) � When you look into the (137)/ (Drive) (46, 144)/ viewfinder, the viewfinder (Picture Effect) (134) mode is activated, and when you take your face away from I Control button (Enter)/AF the viewfinder, the screen mode button (113)/Object Tracking returns to the LCD screen button (114) mode. J (In-Camera Guide) button C Diopter-adjustment dial (29) (64

Summary of the content on the page No. 15

Preparing the camera Identifying parts Top side A Auto-lock Accessory shoe button (50)/ (Image index) (128) button (51) B MENU button (57) C MOVIE button (33, 103) D FINDER/LCD button (167) E (Exposure) button (44) F ISO button (130, 164) G Image sensor position mark (111) H For shooting: ZOOM button (141) For viewing: (Zoom in) button (50) I For shooting: AEL (AE lock) button (124, 163)/AV (Aperture value) button (99) For viewing: (Zoom out) 15

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Identifying parts Sides/Bottom A Hooks for shoulder strap C Speaker � Attach both ends of the strap D DC IN terminal onto the camera. � When connecting the AC- PW10AM AC Adaptor (sold separately) to the camera, turn the camera off, then plug the connector of the AC Adaptor to the DC IN terminal on the camera. E Microphone jack � When an external microphone is connected, the internal microphone is turned off automatically. When the B REMOTE terminal external microphone is a plug- in-powe

Summary of the content on the page No. 17

Preparing the camera Identifying parts K Battery insertion slot (21) L Battery cover (21) M Tripod receptacle � Use a tripod with a screw length of less than 5.5 mm (7/32 inch). You will be unable to firmly secure the camera to tripods with a screw length of 5.5 mm (7/32 inch) or longer, and attempting to do so may damage the camera. 17

Summary of the content on the page No. 18

Identifying parts Lens DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 SAM A Focusing ring (Supplied with the SLT-A57K/A57Y) B Zoom ring C Focal-length scale D Focal-length index E Lens contacts F Focusing mode switch G Mounting index DT 55-200mm F4-5.6 SAM � The DT 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 (Supplied with the SLT-A57Y) SAM/DT 55-200mm F4-5.6 SAM are designed for Sony A- mount cameras (models equipped with an APS-C sized image sensor). You cannot use these lenses on 35mm-format cameras. � For the lenses other than DT 18- 55mm

Summary of the content on the page No. 19

Preparing the camera Charging the battery pack When using the camera for the first time, be sure to charge the NP- FM500H “InfoLITHIUM” battery pack (supplied). 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. The battery pack is discharged little by little, even when you do not use it. To avoid missing an opportunity to shoot, check the remaining battery level before you shoot. If the battery level

Summary of the content on the page No. 20

Charging the battery pack For the U.S.A and Canada Connect the battery charger 2 Plug to the wall outlet (wall socket). Light on: Charging Light off: Charge completed Charging time About 175 minutes � When charging a fully depleted battery pack at a temperature of 25°C (77°F). � The CHARGE lamp turns off when CHARGE lamp charging is completed. For countries/regions other than the U.S.A. and Canada CHARGE lamp To a wall outlet (wall socket) Notes � The charging time differs depending on th


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