Sony Alpha NEX-F3K manual

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  • Brand: Sony
  • Product: Digital Camera
  • Model/name: Alpha NEX-F3K
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English, Dutch

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© 2012 Sony Corporation
NEX-F3
Interchangeable
Lens Digital Camera
α Handbook
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Notes on using the camera
How to use this handbook
Click on a button at upper right on the cover and each page to jump to the corresponding
page.
This is convenient when searching for a function you want to use.
Search for information by
function.
Search for information by
sample photos.
Search for information in
a listing of menu items.
Search for information by
keyword.
Marks and notations used in this handbook
In this handbook, the sequence of
operations is shown by arrows (t).
Operate the camera in the order
indicated.
The default setting is indicated by .
Indicates cautions and limitations
relevant to the correct operation of the
camera.
zIndicates information that is useful to
know.
The photographs used as examples of
pictures in this manual are reproduced
images, and are not actual images shot
using this camera.
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Notes on using the camera
How to use this handbook ·····································2
Sample photo ························································6
Identifying parts···················································12
List of icons on the screen···································16
Basic operations
Operating the camera··········································19
Menu ···································································21
Shooting images··················································27
Playing back images ···········································29
Deleting images···················································31
Using functions with the control wheel
DISP (Display Contents) ·····································39
(Exposure Comp.) ··········································42
(Drive Mode)··············································43
(Image Index) ·················································49
Using the Photo Creativity function
Photo Creativity···················································32
Background Defocus ···········································33
Brightness ···························································34
Color····································································35
Vividness·····························································36
Picture Effect ·······················································37
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Shoot Mode ·························································21
Camera································································22
Image Size ··························································23
Brightness/Color··················································23
Playback······························································24
Setup···································································24
Connecting with other equipment
Viewing images on a TV····································168
Using with your computer··································171
Using the software·············································173
Connecting the camera to the computer ···········176
Creating a movie disc········································178
Printing still images ···········································182
Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting·················································183
Warning messages············································189
Others
Using the camera abroad··································192
Memory card ·····················································193
“InfoLITHIUM” battery pack ·······························195
Battery charging ················································197
Mount Adaptor···················································198
Electronic Viewfinder·········································200
AVCHD format···················································201
Cleaning ····························································202
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Sample photo
“This is the scene I want to capture in a photo, but how can I do?”
You may find the answer by going through the sample photos listed here. Click the
desired sample photo.
Shooting people (page 7)
Shooting macro photos (page 8)
Shooting landscapes (page 9)
Shooting sunset/night scenes (page 10)
Shooting fast moving subjects (page 11)
If you click on a photo, the screen will jump to the page describing the function
recommended for shooting that kind of photo.
Refer to those descriptions in addition to the shooting tips displayed on the screen of the
camera.
See the pages in parentheses for details of operation.
Click!
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Shooting people
A person stands out, while backgrounds
blurred away (33)
The same scene with different brightness
(48)
A happy smile (75) In candle light (55)
A person in front of night view (53) A moving person (88)
A group photo (46, 47) A person lit from behind (65)
With soft skin tones (78)
53 48
75 55
53 88
46 65
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Shooting macro photos
Defocusing the background (33) Adjusting the color to indoor light (89)
Flowers (53) Lowering the amount of flash light (93)
Focusing manually (66) In better brightness (42)
Preventing camera shake for indoor shots
(88)
Making food look appealing (42)
53 89
53 93
66 42
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Shooting landscapes
The sky in vivid colors (42) Running water (62)
Vivid green colors (98) Colored leaves (98)
Panoramic photos (56)
Scenery with a wide range of brightness
(94)
Light outdoors shot from a dark interior (94)
Defocusing the background (33) Keeping your shot level (113)
42 62
98 98
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Shooting sunset/night scenes
Holding the camera by hand (53) Shooting the red of the sunset beautifully
(53)
Fireworks (61) Trail of light (65)
The same scene in different brightness (48)
Defocusing the background (33)
Preventing camera shake (46)
53 53
61 65
48 46
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Shooting fast moving subjects
Following a moving subject (69) Expressing vigorous action (62)
With the subject approaching the camera
(66)
Capturing the best moment (45)
69 62
66 45
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Identifying parts
See the pages in parentheses for details of
operation.
A Flash
B ON/OFF (Power) switch
C Shutter button (27)
D AF illuminator/Self-timer lamp/Smile
Shutter lamp
E Lens release button
F Image sensor position mark (66)
G Smart Accessory Terminal 2 1)
H Microphone 2)
I Lens
J Mount
K Image sensor 3)
L Lens contacts 3)
M (flash pop-up) button (65)
N (Playback) button (29)
O MOVIE button (27)
P Soft key A (20)
Q Soft key B (20)
R Soft key C (20)
S Control wheel (19)
1) Accessories for the Smart Accessory Terminal
can be also attached.
2) Do not cover this part during movie recording.
3)
Do not touch this part directly.
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A LCD screen
• You can adjust the LCD screen to an
easily viewable angle, such as for a low-
position shooting. Tilt the LCD screen
upward about 180 degrees when you take
a self-portrait. The 3-second delay self-
timer is automatically selected in the
default setting (page 118).
B Speaker
C Charge lamp
D (USB) terminal (176)
E HDMI terminal (168)
F Battery cover
G Hook for shoulder strap
H 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 having
screws longer than 5.5 mm (7/32 inch), and
may damage the camera.
I Battery compartment
J Connection plate cover
• Use this when using an AC-PW20 AC
Adaptor (sold separately). Insert the
connection plate into the battery
compartment, then pass the cord through the
connection plate cover as shown below.
• Make sure that the cord is not pinched when
you close the cover.
K Access lamp
L Memory card insertion slot
M Memory card cover
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E18 – 55 mm F3.5-5.6 OSS (supplied with NEX-F3D/F3K/F3Y)
A Hood index
B Focusing ring
C Zoom ring
D Focal-length scale
E Focal-length index
F Lens contacts*
G Mounting index
* Do not touch this part directly.
E16 mm F2.8 (supplied with NEX-F3D)
A Converter index*
B Focusing ring
C Lens contacts**
D Mounting index
* A converter is sold separately.
** Do not touch this part directly.
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E55 – 210 mm F4.5-6.3 OSS (supplied with NEX-F3Y)
A Focusing ring
B Zoom ring
C Focal-length scale
D Focal-length index
E Lens contacts*
F Mounting index
* Do not touch this part directly.
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List of icons on the screen
Icons are displayed on the screen to indicate the camera status.
You can change the screen display using DISP (Display Contents) on the control wheel
(page 39).
Shooting standby
Graphic Display
Movie recording
Playback
A
Display Indication
P A S M
Shoot Mode
Scene Selection
Scene Recognition
Aspect ratio of still
images
16M 14M 8.4M
7.1M 4M 3.4M
Image size of still
images
RAW RAW+J
FINE STD
Image quality of still
images
100 Number of recordable
still images
60i/50i
60i/50i
24p/25p
24p/25p
Recording mode of
movies
Memory card/Upload
123Min Recordable time of
movies
Eco Mode
100% Remaining battery
Smart Zoom
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B
C
D
Digital Zoom
Flash charge in progress
AF illuminator
Live view
Does not record sound
during movie recording
SteadyShot/SteadyShot
warning
Electronic Viewfinder
(sold separately)
connection error
Electronic Viewfinder
(sold separately)
overheating warning
Overheating warning
Database file full/
Database file error
View mode
101-0012 Playback folder – File
number
Protect
Print order
Display Indication
ZOOM
Soft keys (MENU/
Shooting mode/Zoom/
Delete/Enlarge)
Display Indication
Flash Mode/Red Eye
Reduction
±0.0 Flash compensation
Drive Mode
Self-portrait Self-timer
Metering Mode
Display Indication
Focus mode
Focus area mode
Face Detection
AWB
7500K A7 G7
White Balance
Soft Skin Effect
DRO/Auto HDR
Auto Port. Framing
Creative Style
Smile Shutter
Picture Effect
Smile detection
sensitivity indicator
Display Indication
z Focus status
1/125 Shutter speed
F3.5 Aperture value
±0.0 Metered manual
±0.0
Exposure compensation
ISO400 ISO sensitivity
AE lock
Shutter speed indicator
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Aperture indicator
REC 0:12 Recording time of the
movie (m:s)
2012-1-1 9:30AM Recorded date/time of
the image
12/12 Image number/Number
of images in the view
mode
Appears when HDR did
not work on the image.
Appears when Picture
Effect did not work on
the image.
Histogram
Display Indication
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Basic operations
Operating the camera
When shooting, DISP (Display Contents), (Exposure Comp.), and (Drive
Mode) functions are assigned to the control wheel. When playing back, DISP (Display
Contents) and (Image Index) functions are assigned to the control wheel.
You can assign the functions to the right key on the control wheel (page 137).
The control wheel and soft keys allow you to use various
functions of the camera.
Control wheel
Soft keys Control wheel
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When you turn or press the top/bottom/right/left parts of the control wheel following the
on-screen display, you can select setting items. Your selection is determined when you
press the center of the control wheel.
The soft keys have different roles, depending on the context.
The assigned role (function) of each soft key is shown on the screen.
To use the function shown at the upper right corner of the screen, press soft key A. To
use the function shown at the lower right corner of the screen, press soft key B. To use
the function shown at the center, press the center of the control wheel (soft key C).
You can assign the functions to the soft keys B and C (page 137).
In this handbook, the soft keys are indicated by the icon or the function shown on the
screen.
Soft keys
The arrow means you can turn the
control wheel.
When options are displayed on the
screen, you can browse through them
by turning or pressing the top/bottom/
right/left parts of the control wheel.
Press the center to make your choice.
In this case, soft key A works as
the MENU (Menu) button, and
soft key B as the ZOOM (Zoom)
button. Soft key C works as the
MODE (Shoot Mode) button.
A
B
C
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Using functions in the menu
Menu
You can set up the basic settings for the camera as a whole, or execute functions such as
shooting, playback, or other operations.
Allows you to select a shooting mode, such as exposure mode, panoramic, Scene
Selection.
1 Select MENU.
2 Select the desired item by pressing the
top/bottom/right/left parts of the control
wheel, and then press the center.
3 Following the instructions on the
screen, select the desired item and
press the center of the control wheel to
make your choice.
Shoot Mode
Intelligent Auto The camera evaluates the subject and makes the proper
settings. You can enjoy automatic shooting with the
appropriate settings.
Superior Auto Shoots images with a wider range of shooting functions than
those of Intelligent Auto shooting. Recognizes and evaluates
the shooting conditions automatically, performs Auto HDR,
and chooses the best image.
Scene Selection Shoots with preset settings according to the subject or
condition.
Anti Motion Blur Reduces the camera shake when shooting a slightly dark
indoor scene or a telephoto.
Sweep Panorama Shoots with panoramic size.
3D Sweep Panorama Shoots 3D panoramic images used for playback on a 3D
compatible TV.
Manual Exposure Adjusts the aperture and shutter speed.
MENU
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Allows you to set shooting functions, such as continuous shooting, self-timer, and flash.
Shutter Priority Adjusts the shutter speed to express the movement of the
subject.
Aperture Priority Adjusts the range in focus, or defocuses the background.
Program Auto Automatic shooting that allows you to customize settings,
except for the exposure (shutter speed and aperture).
Camera
Drive Mode Selects the drive mode, such as continuous shooting,
self-timer, or bracket shooting.
Flash Mode Selects the method used to fire the flash.
AF/MF Select Selects auto focusing or manual focusing.
Autofocus Area Selects the area to be focused on.
Autofocus Mode Selects the autofocus method.
Object Tracking Keeps the focus on a subject while tracking it.
Zoom Sets the zoom scale of the [Zoom] feature of the camera.
Face Detection Detects people’s faces automatically, and adjusts focus and
exposure to suit the faces.
Face Registration Registers or changes the person to be given priority in the
focus.
Smile Shutter Each time the camera detects a smile, the camera releases
the shutter automatically.
Auto Port. Framing Analyzes the scene when capturing a face and saves another
image with a more impressive composition.
Soft Skin Effect Shoots the skin smoothly in the Face Detection function.
Shooting Tip List Allows you to access all shooting tips.
LCD Display (DISP) Changes the information to be displayed on the LCD screen.
Finder Display(DISP) Changes the information to be displayed on an Electronic
Viewfinder (sold separately).
DISP Button(Monitor) Allows you to select the kind of information to be displayed
on the LCD screen when you press the DISP button.
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Allows you to set the image size and aspect ratio.
Allows you to make brightness settings such as metering mode, and color settings such
as white balance.
Image Size
Still
Image Size Selects the image size.
Aspect Ratio Selects the aspect ratio.
Quality Selects the compression format.
3D Panorama
Image Size Selects the image size of 3D panoramic images.
Panorama Direction Selects the direction to pan the camera when shooting 3D
panoramic images.
Panorama
Image Size Selects the image size of panoramic images.
Panorama Direction Selects the direction to pan the camera when shooting
panoramic images.
Movie
File Format Selects AVCHD or MP4.
Record Setting Selects the image size, frame rate, and image quality of
movies.
Brightness/Color
Exposure Comp. Compensates for the brightness of the entire image.
ISO Sets the ISO sensitivity.
White Balance Adjusts the color temperature according to the ambient light
conditions.
Metering Mode Selects the method used for measuring the brightness.
Flash Comp. Adjusts the amount of flash light.
DRO/Auto HDR Corrects the brightness or contrast automatically.
Picture Effect Shoots with the desired effects to express a unique
atmosphere.
Creative Style Selects the image processing method.
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Allows you to set playback functions.
Allows you to make more detailed shooting settings, or change the camera settings.
Playback
Delete Deletes images.
Slide Show Plays back images automatically.
View Mode Allows you to determine how to group the playback images.
Image Index Selects the number of images to be displayed on the index
screen.
Rotate Rotates images.
Protect Protects images, or cancels the protection.
3D Viewing Connects to a 3D compatible TV and allows you to view 3D
images.
Enlarge Image Enlarges the image.
Volume Settings Sets the sound volume of movies.
Specify Printing Selects the images to print, or makes printing settings.
During playback Switches the information to be displayed on the playback
screen.
Setup
Shooting Settings
AF Illuminator Sets the AF illuminator to assist auto-focusing in dim
places.
Red Eye Reduction Provides pre-flash before shooting when using the flash, to
prevent eyes from being shot in red.
FINDER/LCD Setting Sets how to switch between an Electronic Viewfinder (sold
separately) and the LCD screen.
Live View Display Allows you to choose whether or not to show the value of
exposure compensation, etc. on the screen display.
Auto Review Sets the display time of the image right after shooting.
Grid Line Turns on the grid line that helps you to adjust the
composition of images.
Peaking Level Enhances the outline of in-focus ranges with a selected
color.
Peaking Color Sets the color used for the peaking function.
Clear Image Zoom Zooms an image with higher quality than Digital Zoom.
Digital Zoom Zooms an image with higher magnification than Clear
Image Zoom. This feature can be also available in movie
recording.
Self-portrait Self-timer Sets whether to set the shooting mode to the 3-second delay
self-timer or not when the LCD screen is tilted upward about
180 degrees.
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S. Auto Image Extract. Sets whether or not to save all the images that were shot
continuously in Superior Auto mode.
MF Assist Displays an enlarged image when focusing manually.
MF Assist Time Sets the length of time the image will be shown in an
expanded form.
Color Space Changes the range of color reproduction.
SteadyShot Sets camera shake compensation.
Release w/o Lens Sets whether or not to release the shutter when there is no lens.
Eye-Start AF Sets whether or not to use autofocus when you look through
an Electronic Viewfinder (sold separately).
Front Curtain Shutter Sets whether or not to use the electronic front curtain shutter
function.
Long Exposure NR Sets the noise reduction processing for long exposure
shootings.
High ISO NR Sets the noise reduction processing for high ISO sensitivity
shootings.
Lens Comp.: Shading Compensates for the shaded corners of the screen.
Lens Comp.: Chro. Aber. Reduces the color deviation at the corners of the screen.
Lens Comp.: Distortion Compensates for distortion of the screen.
Face Priority Tracking Sets whether to preferentially-track a certain face or not
when the camera detects that face during object tracking.
Movie Audio Rec Sets the sound for movie recording.
Wind Noise Reduct. Reduces wind noise during movie recording.
AF Micro Adj. Finely adjusts the autofocused position, when using the
LA-EA2 Mount Adaptor (sold separately).
Main Settings
Menu start Selects a first-displayed menu from the top menu or the last
menu screen.
Custom Key Settings Assigns functions to the soft keys, right key on the control
wheel, etc.
Beep Selects the sound produced when you operate the camera.
Language Selects the language used on the screen.
Date/Time Setup Sets the date and time.
Area Setting Selects the area where you are using the camera.
Help Guide Display Turns the Help Guide on or off.
Eco Mode Sets the level of the power saving feature.
Power Save Sets the time to turn the camera to the power save mode.
LCD Brightness Sets the brightness of the LCD screen.
Viewfinder Bright. Sets the brightness of the Electronic Viewfinder (sold
separately).
Display Color Selects the color of the LCD screen.
Wide Image Selects a method to display wide images.
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* Appears when an Eye-Fi card (sold separately) is inserted in the camera.
Playback Display Selects the method used to play back portrait images.
HDMI Resolution Sets the resolution when connected to HDMI TV.
CTRL FOR HDMI Sets whether or not to operate the camera with a “BRAVIA”
Sync compatible TV’s Remote Control.
USB Connection Selects the method used for a USB connection.
Cleaning Mode Allows you to clean the image sensor.
Version Displays the versions of the camera and the lens/mount
adaptor.
Demo Mode Sets whether or not to display the demonstration with
movies.
Reset Default Resets the camera to the factory-settings.
Memory Card Tool
Format Formats the memory card.
File Number Selects the method used for assigning file numbers to
images.
Folder Name Selects the folder name format.
Select Shoot. Folder Selects the recording folder.
New Folder Creates a new folder.
Recover Image DB Repairs the image database file when inconsistencies are
found.
Display Card Space Displays the remaining recording time of movies and the
recordable number of still images on the memory card.
Eye-Fi Setup*
Upload Settings Sets the upload function of the camera when an Eye-Fi card
is used.
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Shooting images
Shooting images with the settings in effect when you bought the camera is explained
here.
The camera makes decisions appropriate to the situation, and adjusts the settings.
• You can continuously record a movie for up to 29 minutes, and an MP4 format movie for up to 2 GB. The
recording time may shorten depending on the ambient temperatures or recording conditions.
1 Adjust the LCD screen angle, and hold the camera.
The Scene Recognition function begins to work.
2 To take still images, press the shutter button halfway down to focus on
your subject, and press it fully down to shoot.
When the camera detects and shoots a face, the captured image is automatically trimmed into
a suitable composition. Both the original and the trimmed images are saved (page 77).
To record movies, press the MOVIE button to start recording.
Press the MOVIE button again to stop recording.
Note
z On Scene Recognition
• The camera recognizes (Night Scene), (Tripod Night Scene), (Night Portrait),
(Backlight), (Backlight Portrait), (Portrait), (Landscape), (Macro),
(Spotlight), (Low Brightness), or (Baby), and displays the corresponding icon
and guide on the LCD screen when the scene is recognized.
Scene Recognition icon and
guide
The Scene Recognition function lets the camera automatically
recognize the shooting conditions and allows you to shoot the
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z If you shoot a still image of a subject that is difficult to
focus on
• Focusing may be difficult in the following situations:
– It is dark and the subject is distant.
– The contrast between the subject and the background is poor.
– The subject is seen through glass.
– The subject is moving quickly.
– The subject reflects light such as mirror, or has shiny surfaces.
– The subject is flashing.
– The subject is backlit.
Focus indicator Status
z lit Focus locked.
lit Focus is confirmed. Focal point moves following a moving
subject.
lit Still focusing.
z flashing Cannot focus.
When the camera cannot focus on the subject automatically, the
focus indicator blinks. Either recompose the shot or change the
focus setting.
Focus indicator
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Playing back images
Plays back the recorded images.
1 Press the (Playback) button.
2 Select the image with the control wheel.
3 To play back panoramic images or movies, press the center of the control
wheel.
* The movie is played back frame-by-frame.
• Panoramic images shot on other cameras may not be played back properly.
During movie playback Control wheel operation
Pause/resume Press the center.
Fast-forward Press the right, or turn it clockwise.
Fast-rewind Press the left, or turn it counterclockwise.
Forward slow playback Turn clockwise during pause.
Reverse slow playback* Turn counterclockwise during pause.
Adjust sound volume Press the bottom t top/bottom.
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z Displaying a desired folder
To select a desired folder, select the bar to the left of the
image index screen (page 49), then press the top/bottom
parts of the control wheel. You can change the view
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A portion of a still image can be enlarged for closer examination during playback. This is
convenient to check the focus condition of a recorded still image. You can enlarge
playback images from the menu (page 105).
• You cannot use the enlarged playback function with movies.
• To enlarge panoramic images, pause the playback first, and then press (Enlarge Image).
Enlarged playback
1 Display the image you want to enlarge, then
select (Enlarge Image).
2 Adjust the scaling by turning the control
wheel.
3 Select the portion you want to enlarge by
pressing the top/bottom/right/left of the
control wheel.
4 To cancel the enlarged playback, select .
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z Scaling range
The scaling range is as follows.
Image size Scaling range
L Approx. ×1.0 – ×13.6
M Approx. ×1.0 – ×9.9
S Approx. ×1.0 – ×6.8
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Deleting images
You can delete the image displayed.
• You cannot delete protected images.
• Once you have deleted an image, you cannot restore it. Check whether you delete the image or not
beforehand.
1 Display the image you want to delete, and
select (Delete).
2 Select OK.
Select to quit the operation.
OK
Notes
(Delete)
z To delete several images
Select MENU t [Playback] t [Delete] to select and delete several images at the same
time.
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Using the Photo Creativity function
Photo Creativity
Using Photo Creativity, you can shoot a subject with easy operations and obtain creative
photos easily.
• The Photo Creativity function is only available when an E-mount lens is mounted.
• The Photo Creativity function is only available when [Shoot Mode] is set to [Intelligent Auto] or
[Superior Auto].
• The Smile Shutter function cannot be used.
• When the Photo Creativity mode is activated, several items that have been set on the menu become
invalid.
• When the camera returns to [Intelligent Auto] or [Superior Auto], or is turned off, the settings are reset to
the default ones.
• You can adjust [Bkground Defocus] only during recording movies with the Photo Creativity function.
• If you turn on the Photo Creativity function while [Superior Auto] is activated, the camera does not make
a composite image.
1 MENU t [Shoot Mode] t [Intelligent Auto]
or [Superior Auto].
2 Select (Photo Creativity).
3 Select the item you want to set from the
items displayed at the bottom of the screen.
You can use the Photo Creativity setup items
simultaneously.
4 Select the desired setting.
5 To take still images, press the shutter
button.
To record movies, press the MOVIE button
to start recording.
To return to [Intelligent Auto] or [Superior Auto], select
.
Bkground Defocus (page 33) Adjusts the blurring of the background.
Brightness (page 34) Adjusts the brightness.
Color (page 35) Adjusts the color.
Vividness (page 36) Adjusts the vividness.
Picture Effect (page 37) Selects the desired effect filter for shooting.
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Background Defocus
Photo Creativity allows you to defocus the background easily to make the subject stand
out, while checking the defocusing effect on the LCD screen. You can record a movie
with a value adjusted with the defocusing effect.
1 MENU t [Shoot Mode] t [Intelligent Auto] or [Superior Auto].
2 Select (Photo Creativity).
3 Select [Bkground Defocus].
4 Defocus the background.
: To focus
: To defocus
Select AUTO to restore to the original status.
• The defocusing range available depends on the lens used.
• The defocusing effect may not be noticeable, depending on the distance from the subject or the lens used.
Notes
z For a better result of Background Defocus
• Move closer to the subject.
• Lengthen the distance between the subject and the background.
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Brightness
You can adjust the brightness easily in Photo Creativity.
1 MENU t [Shoot Mode] t [Intelligent Auto] or [Superior Auto].
2 Select (Photo Creativity).
3 Select [Brightness].
4 Select the desired brightness.
: To make images brighter
: To make images darker
Select AUTO to restore to the original status.
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Color
You can adjust the color easily in Photo Creativity.
1 MENU t [Shoot Mode] t [Intelligent Auto] or [Superior Auto].
2 Select (Photo Creativity).
3 Select [Color].
4 Select the desired color.
: To make the color warm
: To make the color cool
Select AUTO to restore to the original status.
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Vividness
You can adjust the vividness easily in Photo Creativity.
1 MENU t [Shoot Mode] t [Intelligent Auto] or [Superior Auto].
2 Select (Photo Creativity).
3 Select [Vividness].
4 Select the desired vividness.
: To make images vivid
: To make images faint
Select AUTO to restore to the original status.
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Picture Effect
You can set Picture Effect easily in Photo Creativity. Select the desired effect filter to
achieve more impressive and artistic expression.
1 MENU t [Shoot Mode] t [Intelligent Auto] or [Superior Auto].
2 Select (Photo Creativity).
3 Select [Picture Effect].
4 Select the desired effect.
Select AUTO to restore to the original status.
(Off) Does not use the Picture Effect function.
(Toy Camera) Creates the look of a Toy Camera photo
with shaded corners and pronounced colors.
(Pop Color) Creates a vivid look by emphasizing color
tones.
(Posterization:
Color)
Creates a high contrast, abstract look by
heavily emphasizing primary colors.
(Posterization:
B/W)
Creates a high contrast, abstract look in
black and white.
(Retro Photo) Creates the look of an aged photo with sepia
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• When [Partial Color] is selected, images may not retain the selected color, depending on the subject.
• The available picture effects are limited with Photo Creativity. Also, fine adjustment is not available. You
can use more picture effects and make fine adjustment with Option. Select MENU t [Brightness/Color]
t [Picture Effect] (page 96).
(Soft High-key) Creates an image with the indicated
atmosphere: bright, transparent, ethereal,
tender, soft.
(Partial Color:
Red)
Creates an image which retains the color
red, but converts others to black and white.
(Partial Color:
Green)
Creates an image which retains the color
green, but converts others to black and
white.
(Partial Color:
Blue)
Creates an image which retains the color
blue, but converts others to black and white.
(Partial Color:
Yellow)
Creates an image which retains the color
yellow, but converts others to black and
white.
(High Contrast
Mono.)
Creates an image with high contrast in
black and white.
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DISP (Display Contents)
Using the control wheel:
1 Press DISP (Display Contents) on the control wheel repeatedly to select
the desired mode.
Using the Menu:
1 During shooting, MENU t [Camera] t [LCD Display (DISP)]/[Finder
Display(DISP)].
During playback, MENU t [Playback] t [Display Contents].
2 Select the desired mode.
• You can set [Finder Display(DISP)] when an Electronic Viewfinder (sold separately) is attached to the
camera.
• Histogram is not displayed during following operations.
– Movie recording/playback
– Panorama recording/playback
– Slide Show
Notes
During shooting
LCD Display (DISP)
Graphic Display Shows basic shooting information.
Graphically shows the shutter speed and
aperture value, except for when [Shoot Mode]
is set to [Sweep Panorama] or [3D Sweep
Panorama].
Display All Info. Shows recording information.
Big Font Size
Disp.
Shows only major items in a larger size.
No Disp. Info. Does not show recording information.
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Histogram Displays the luminance distribution
graphically.
For viewfinder Shows only shooting information on the
screen (no image). Select this when you shoot
using a viewfinder (sold separately).
Finder Display(DISP)
Disp. Basic Info Shows basic recording information on the
viewfinder.
Histogram Displays the luminance distribution
graphically.
During playback
Display Info. Shows recording information.
Histogram Displays the luminance distribution
graphically, in addition to recording
information.
No Disp. Info. Does not show recording information.
z To set the screen display modes to be available
You can select which LCD screen display modes can be selected in shooting mode with
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z What is histogram ?
The histogram displays the luminance distribution that shows how many pixels of a
particular brightness exist in the picture. Brighter image will make the entire histogram shift
to the right side, and darker image to the left side.
• If the image has a high-key or low-key portion, that
portion flashes on the histogram display during
playback (Luminance limit warning).
Flash R (red) Luminance
G (green) B (blue)
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Exposure Comp.
You can adjust the exposure in 1/3 EV steps in a range of –3.0 EV to +3.0 EV.
1 (Exposure Comp.) on the control wheel t desired value.
Or, MENU t [Brightness/Color] t [Exposure Comp.] t desired value.
• You cannot use [Exposure Comp.] when using the following functions:
– [Intelligent Auto]
– [Superior Auto]
– [Scene Selection]
– [Manual Exposure]
• You can adjust the exposure in a range of –2.0 EV to +2.0 EV for movies.
• If you shoot a subject in extremely bright or dark conditions, or when you use the flash, you may not be
able to get a satisfactory effect.
• Even though you can adjust the exposure between –3.0 EV and +3.0 EV, only a value between –2.0 EV
and +2.0 EV with the equivalent image brightness appears on the screen when shooting. If you set an
exposure beyond this range, the image brightness on the screen does not show the effect, but it will be
reflected on the recorded image.
Notes
z Adjusting the exposure for better looking images
• To shoot subjects in brighter tones, set a +-side exposure compensation.
To make photos of food look more appealing, shoot the food a little brighter than usual
and try to use a white background.
• When shooting a blue sky, setting a –-side exposure compensation will allow you to
capture the sky in vivid colors.
Overexposure = too much light
Whitish image
m Set [Exposure Comp.] toward –.
Correct exposure
M Set [Exposure Comp.] toward +.
Underexposure = too little light
Darker image
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Drive Mode
You can set the drive mode, such as continuous, self-timer, or bracket shooting.
1 (Drive Mode) on the control wheel t desired mode.
Or, MENU t [Camera] t [Drive Mode] t desired mode.
• You cannot change the setting when using the following functions:
– [Hand-held Twilight] in [Scene Selection]
– [Anti Motion Blur]
– [Sweep Panorama]
– [3D Sweep Panorama]
– [Auto HDR]
– [Soft Focus], [HDR Painting], [Rich-tone Mono.], [Miniature] in [Picture Effect]
– [Self-portrait Self-timer] is set to [On]
(Single
Shooting)
Shoots 1 still image. Normal shooting mode.
(Cont.
Shooting)
Shoots images continuously while you press and hold down the
shutter button (page 44).
(Spd Priority
Cont.)
Shoots images continuously at high speed while you press and
hold down the shutter button (page 45). Focus and brightness
settings of the first shot are used for the following shots.
(Self-timer) Shoots an image after 10 or 2 seconds (page 46).
(Self-
timer(Cont))
Shoots images continuously after 10 seconds (page 47).
(Bracket:
Cont.)
Shoots 3 images while holding the shutter button down, each
with different degrees of brightness (page 48).
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Cont. Shooting
Shoots images continuously while you press and hold down the shutter button.
1 (Drive Mode) on the control wheel t [Cont. Shooting].
Or, MENU t [Camera] t [Drive Mode] t [Cont. Shooting].
• You cannot use [Cont. Shooting] with the following functions:
– [Scene Selection], excluding [Sports Action]
– [Anti Motion Blur]
– [Sweep Panorama]
– [3D Sweep Panorama]
– [Smile Shutter]
– [Auto HDR]
– [Self-portrait Self-timer] is set to [On]
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Spd Priority Cont.
The camera continues to shoot as long as the shutter button is pressed. The focus and
brightness are set at the first image. You can continuously shoot at a rate faster than that
of [Cont. Shooting] (at a maximum of about 5.5 images per second).
1 (Drive Mode) on the control wheel t [Spd Priority Cont.].
Or, MENU t [Camera] t [Drive Mode] t [Spd Priority Cont.].
• You cannot use [Spd Priority Cont.] with the following functions.
– [Scene Selection], excluding [Sports Action]
– [Anti Motion Blur]
– [Sweep Panorama]
– [3D Sweep Panorama]
– [Smile Shutter]
– [Auto HDR]
– [Self-portrait Self-timer] is set to [On]
• The speed of continuous shooting is estimated using our criteria. The speed of continuous shooting may
be slower, depending on shooting conditions (Image size, ISO setting, High ISO NR, or the setting of
[Lens Comp.: Distortion]).
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Self-timer
1 (Drive Mode) on the control wheel t [Self-timer].
Or, MENU t [Camera] t [Drive Mode] t [Self-timer].
2 Option t desired mode.
To cancel the timer, press (Drive Mode) and select [Single Shooting].
• You cannot use [Self-timer] with the following functions:
– [Hand-held Twilight] in [Scene Selection]
– [Anti Motion Blur]
– [Sweep Panorama]
– [3D Sweep Panorama]
– [Smile Shutter]
– [Auto HDR]
– [Self-portrait Self-timer] is set to [On]
• When the LCD screen is tilted upward about 180 degrees with [Self-portrait Self-timer] set to [On], the
self-timer lamp does not flash.
(Self-timer:
10 Sec)
Sets the 10-second delay self-timer.
When you press the shutter button, the self-timer lamp flashes
and the audible signal sounds until the shutter operates.
To cancel the self-timer, press (Drive Mode) on the
control wheel.
(Self-timer:
2 Sec)
Sets the 2-second delay self-timer.
This reduces the camera shake caused by pressing the shutter
button.
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Self-timer(Cont)
Continuously shoots the number of images you have set after 10 seconds. You can
choose the best shot from several shots taken.
1 (Drive Mode) on the control wheel t [Self-timer(Cont)].
Or, MENU t [Camera] t [Drive Mode] t [Self-timer(Cont)].
2 Option t desired mode.
To cancel the timer, press (Drive Mode) and select [Single Shooting].
• You cannot use [Self-timer(Cont)] with the following functions:
– [Hand-held Twilight] in [Scene Selection]
– [Anti Motion Blur]
– [Sweep Panorama]
– [3D Sweep Panorama]
– [Smile Shutter]
– [Auto HDR]
– [Self-portrait Self-timer] is set to [On]
• When the LCD screen is tilted upward about 180 degrees with [Self-portrait Self-timer] set to [On], the
self-timer lamp does not flash.
(Self-timer(Cont.):
10 Sec. 3 lmg.)
Shoots 3 or 5 still images continuously after 10 seconds.
When you press the shutter button, the self-timer lamp flashes
and the audible signal sounds until the shutter operates.
To cancel the self-timer, press (Drive Mode) on the
control wheel.
(Self-timer(Cont.):
10 Sec. 5 lmg.)
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Bracket: Cont.
Shoots 3 images while automatically shifting the exposure from base, to darker, then to
lighter. Press and hold down the shutter button until the bracket recording is completed.
You can select an image that suits your intention, after recording.
1 (Drive Mode) on the control wheel t [Bracket: Cont.].
Or, MENU t [Camera] t [Drive Mode] t [Bracket: Cont.].
2 Option t desired mode.
To cancel the bracket, press (Drive Mode) and select [Single Shooting].
• You cannot use [Bracket: Cont.] with the following functions:
– [Intelligent Auto]
– [Superior Auto]
– [Scene Selection]
– [Anti Motion Blur]
– [Sweep Panorama]
– [3D Sweep Panorama]
– [Smile Shutter]
– [Auto HDR]
– [Self-portrait Self-timer] is set to [On]
• The last shot is shown on the auto review.
• In [Manual Exposure], the exposure is shifted by adjusting the shutter speed.
• When you adjust the exposure, the exposure is shifted based on the compensated value.
(Bracket:
Cont.: 0.3 EV)
Images are taken with the set value of deviation (steps) from the
base exposure.
(Bracket:
Cont.: 0.7 EV)
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Image Index
Displays multiple images at the same time.
1 Press the (Playback) button to switch to the playback mode.
2 Press (Image Index) on the control wheel.
6-image index appears.
You can switch to 12-image index; MENU t [Playback] t [Image Index].
3 To return to the single-image playback, select the desired image and
press the center of the control wheel.
z Displaying a desired folder
To select a desired folder, select the bar to the left of the
image index screen, then press the top/bottom parts of the
control wheel. You can change the view mode by
pressing the center of the control wheel.
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Intelligent Auto
The camera analyzes the subject, and allows you to shoot with appropriate settings.
• [Flash Mode] is set to [Autoflash] or [Flash Off].
• You can shoot even if the camera has not recognized the scene.
• When [Face Detection] is set to [Off], the [Portrait], [Backlight Portrait], [Night Portrait], and [Baby]
scenes are not recognized.
In Superior Auto mode, the camera shoots with higher quality than Intelligent Auto
mode and perform composite shooting as necessary.
In Program Auto mode, the camera shoots with various functions, such as white balance,
ISO, etc., adjusted.
• In Superior Auto mode, the recording process takes longer, since the camera must make a composite
image.
1 MENU t [Shoot Mode] t [Intelligent
Auto].
2 Point the camera to the subject.
When the camera recognizes the scene, the Scene
Recognition icon and guide appear on the screen.
The camera recognizes (Night Scene), (Tripod
Night Scene), (Night Portrait), (Backlight),
(Backlight Portrait), (Portrait), (Landscape),
(Macro), (Spotlight), (Low Brightness), or
(Baby).
Scene Recognition icon and guide
3 Adjust the focus and shoot the subject.
Notes
The advantages of automatic shooting
Shooting mode Your purpose
(Intelligent Auto) • To easily recognize the scene and shoot continuous images.
(Superior Auto)
(page 52)
• To shoot scenes under difficult circumstances, such as when you
have dark scenes, or back-lit subjects.
• To shoot a higher quality image than that offered by Intelligent
Auto.
(Program Auto) (page
64)
• To shoot with various functions other than the exposure (shutter
speed and aperture) adjusted.
Note
z Photo Creativity
Pressing the center of the control wheel in [Intelligent Auto] or [Superior Auto] mode
accesses the Photo Creativity menu. Using it, you can change the settings with easy
operations and achieve creative photography (page 32).
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