Sony a (alpha) DSLR-A100 user manual

User manual for the device Sony a (alpha) DSLR-A100

Device: Sony a (alpha) DSLR-A100
Size: 13,90 MB
Date of adding : 2013-11-27 15:09:06
Number of pages: 159
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2-681-187-11 (1)
Before your
operation
Using the shooting
functions
Using the viewing
functions
Digital Single Lens Reflex Camera
Using the menu
User’s Guide/
Troubleshooting
Using your computer
Printing images
100
DSLR-A100
Troubleshooting
Others
Index
“Read This First” (separate volume)
Explains the set-up and basic operations for shooting/
playback with your camera.
Operating Instructions
Before operating the unit, please read this manual and “Read This First”
Additional information on

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WARNING To reduce fire or shock hazard, do not expose the unit to rain or moisture. For Customers in the U.S.A. This symbol is intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated “dangerous voltage” within the product's enclosure that may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric shock to persons. This symbol is intended to alert the user to the presence of important operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the literature accompanying the applia

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IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS For your protection, please read these safety Cleaning instructions completely before operating Unplug the set from the wall outlet before the appliance, and keep this manual for cleaning or polishing it. Do not use liquid cleaners future reference. or aerosol cleaners. Use a cloth lightly dampened with water for cleaning the exterior of the set. Carefully observe all warnings, precautions and instructions on the appliance, or the one described in the operating instru

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Lightning Safety Check For added protection for this set during a lightning Upon completion of any service or repairs to the storm, or when it is left unattended and unused for set, ask the service technician to perform routine long periods of time, unplug it from the wall safety checks (as specified by the manufacturer) outlet and disconnect the antenna or cable system. to determine that the set is in safe operating This will prevent damage to the set due to condition. lightning and power-l

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Read this first Regulatory Information CAUTION Declaration of Conformity Replace the battery with the specified type Trade Name: SONY only. Otherwise, fire or injury may result. Model No.: DSLR-A100 Responsible Party: Sony Electronics Inc. For Customers in the U.S.A. and Address: 16530 Via Esprillo, San Diego, CA 92127 U.S.A. Canada Telephone No.: 858-942-2230 RECYCLING LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES Lithium-Ion batteries are This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC recyclable. Rules. Operation is

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The supplied interface cable must be used with the Disposal of Old Electrical & Electronic equipment in order to comply with the limits for a Equipment (Applicable in the digital device pursuant to Subpart B of Part 15 of European Union and other European FCC Rules. countries with separate collection systems) Memory Stick Duo Adaptor for CF slot For the Customers in the U.S.A. and Canada THIS DEVICE COMPLIES WITH PART 15 OF THE FCC RULES. OPERATION IS SUBJECT This symbol on the produc

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Notes on using your camera Types of “Memory Stick” that can be Back up recommendation used (not supplied) To avoid the potential risk of data loss, always copy (back up) data to other medium. There are two types of “Memory Stick”. Notes on recording/playback “Memory Stick”: you cannot use a � This camera is neither dust-proof, nor splash- “Memory Stick” with your camera. proof, nor water-proof. Read “Precautions” (page 147) before operating the camera. � Before you record one-time events, mak

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Notes on the LCD monitor and lens On image data compatibility � The LCD monitor is manufactured using � This camera conforms with DCF (Design rule extremely high-precision technology so over for Camera File system) universal standard 99.99% of the pixels are operational for established by JEITA (Japan Electronics and effective use. However, there may be some tiny Information Technology Industries black points and/or bright points (white, red, Association). blue or green in color) that consta

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Table of contents Notes on using your camera .....................................................................7 Basic techniques for better images .........................................................13 Focus – Focusing on a subject successfully................................................... 13 Exposure – Adjusting the light intensity .......................................................... 16 Color – On the effects of lighting.......................................................

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Adjusting the exposure ...................................................................... 65 Locking the exposure (AE lock) ......................................................... 67 Slow Sync (Shooting the dark background with flash)....................... 69 Depth-of-field preview ............................................................................. 70 Focusing manually .................................................................................. 71 Using the viewing func

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Custom menu 1..................................................................................93 Priority setup FocusHoldButt. AEL button Ctrl dial set Exp. comp. set AF illuminator Custom menu 2..................................................................................96 Shutter lock Shutter lock AF area setup Monitor Disp. Rec. display Play. display Setup menu 1 .....................................................................................98 LCDbrightness Transfer mode Video

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Printing images How to print images .............................................................................. 122 Printing images directly using a PictBridge compliant printer ............... 123 Troubleshooting Troubleshooting..................................................................................... 127 Warning messages ............................................................................... 137 Others On the “Memory Stick”.................................................

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Basic techniques for better images Focus Exposure Color Quality This section describes the basics so you can enjoy your camera. It tells you how to use various camera functions such as the mode dial (page 31), the function dial (page 42), the menus (page 80), and so on. Focusing on a subject successfully Focus When you look into the viewfinder, or you press the shutter button halfway down, the camera adjusts the focus automatically (Auto Focus). Make it a habit to press the shutter button o

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Hints for preventing blur Hold the camera steady, keeping your arms at your side and support the lens with the palm of your left hand. Step out with one foot to stabilize your upper body, leaning against a wall or putting your elbow on a table will also provide support. Using a tripod, or using the Super SteadyShot function is also recommended. In a dark location, using the flash allows you to take a bright picture even of a subject in dim light and it also helps to prevent camera shake. If

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2 Keep the shutter button halfway down, and put the subject back in the original position to re- compose the shot. 3 Press the shutter button fully down to take the picture. � The focus-lock function will lock the exposure as well (when multi segment metering is selected (page 58)). � Releasing the shutter button after shooting will disengage the focus-lock. If you keep the shutter button halfway down after shooting, you can continue shooting with the same focal point. � If the z indicator doe

Summary of the content on the page No. 16

Adjusting the light intensity Exposure You can create various images by adjusting the shutter speed and aperture. Exposure is the amount of light that the camera will receive when you release the shutter. Shutter speed = Length of time the camera receives light Exposure: Aperture = Size of the opening allowing light to pass through Image sensor = Part that records the image Overexposure The exposure is automatically set to the = too much light proper value in the auto adjustment mode. Whiti

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On the effects of lighting Color The apparent color of the subject is affected by the lighting conditions. Example: The color of an image affected by light sources Weather/lighting Daylight Cloudy Fluorescent Incandescent Characteristics of White (standard) Bluish Blue-tinged Reddish light The color tones are adjusted automatically in the auto white balance mode. However, you can adjust color tones manually with the white balance mode (page 46). On “image quality” and “image size” Quality A digi

Summary of the content on the page No. 18

Selecting the image size for use Pixel Many pixels (Fine Example: Printing in image quality and up to A3/A3+** size large file size) Few pixels (Rough Example: For creating image quality but web pages small file size) The default settings are marked with . Image size* Usage guidelines No. of Printing images L:10M Larger For storing important images or printing A3/ Less Fine A3+** size or fine A4 size images. M:5.6M For printing in A4 size or high density images in A5 size S:2.5M For recor

Summary of the content on the page No. 19

Before your operation Before your operation Identifying parts * Do not directly touch these parts. See the pages in parentheses for details of operation. A Mode dial (31) A Viewfinder (t step 5 in “Read This First”) B (Drive) button (60) C Shutter button (t step 5 in “Read This B Eyepiece sensors (97) First”) C POWER switch (t step 3 in “Read This First”) D Control dial (33, 94) D MENU button (80) E Self-timer lamp (62) E (Display) button (26, 72) F Lens contacts* G Mirror* F (Delete) button

Summary of the content on the page No. 20

N For shooting: +/– (Exposure) button (37, 65) For viewing: (Reduce) button (72, 77) O For shooting: AEL (AE lock) button (39, 67) For viewing: (Enlarge) button (77) P Access lamp (t step 4 in “Read This First”) Q (Super SteadyShot) switch (t step 5 in “Read This First”) R CF card cover (t step 4 in “Read This First”) S VIDEO/USB jack (78, 108) A Tripod receptacle T CF card insertion slot (t step 4 in � Use a tripod with a screw length of less than “Read This First”) 5.5 mm (7/32 inch)


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