All you have to do is access the camera menu, as shown in the camera menu below, save your settings in one of the memory banks and you will be good to go. To turn off screen magnification: 1. There are color and grayscale charts displayed on the screen to allow you to set it up to your liking. When you shoot at high shutter speeds with a large diameter lens attached, ghosting of a blurred area may occur. You probably know that the A6300 has a face recognition feature. This at the cost of raising the ISO and noise in your images. This includes composite layering layering different shots on top of each other for HDR style pictures and automatically choosing what it thinks is the best image. When you’re using non-Sony lenses, it’s best to disable this too, as you can get incorrect exposures when using the e-front curtain shutter with those lenses. MF: No autofocus is used, and you focus manually using the focus ring on the lens. As stated before in other articles, I do not find Sony’s menu system particularly user-friendly – it is a rather cluttered and out of place menu system. While this can be handy for holding the button and rotating the focus ring to make quick focus adjustments (the camera switches to manual focus when the button is pressed), I personally prefer changing this button to “AF On”. Selects if the Exposure compensation function +-5 in 0.5EV or 0.3EV steps also reduces flash power or not. If you would like to do so, you’ll need to turn this ON here. Like when using an adapter with vintage lenses. Your email address will not be published. Off: Does not display the focus area that is in focus. Understanding Focus Magnifier. If you have a Wifi-enabled TV, you can see pictures and slideshows directly from your camera through your home wireless network. If you are using a third-party screen magnifier, the … Priority Setting: Select Quality Priority or Shoot Time Priority. At the top of your screen, you’ll see the zoomed in area. SS”, so that I can make quick adjustments to my minimum shutter speed when using ISO Auto. You can also check the image angle before shooting. He is recognized as one of the leading educators in the photography industry, conducting workshops, producing educational videos and frequently writing content for Photography Life. The C1 function button next to the camera on/off switch / shutter release is used for changing the Focus Mode by default. Format your SD card before use; this will erase any images still on the memory card. is set to [Off] , the focus magnifier function is ended by pressing the shutter button halfway down. You can either decide to choose which images you want to transfer on the camera or the wireless device via the Sony PlayMemories app, available for free in the apple or android store. Similar to its predecessor, the A6300 is definitely “right-heavy” on the back, with almost all buttons located to the right of the camera LCD. Wide means your picture will cover a larger area. Particularly annoying when I'm shooting video and I can only see 1/4 of the subject. A burst of shots are taken, and image processing is applied to reduce subject blur, camera shake, and noise. This new option on the a6300 lets you decide whether the focus area should be displayed all the time or if it should disappear after focus is achieved. With Magnifier, you can turn your iPhone or iPad into a magnifying glass so you can zoom in on objects near you. equal to HG4600G30. But how do I switch to full manual? I don’t care for or use these. After a few days, I’ve compiled a list of the changes (so far) that justify my choice for getting an A6300 and moving the A6000 to the second body position in my travel kit. You can choose between Standard and Adobe extended colour range RGB. Enables Quick, one-touch connection as opposed to first accessing the camera’s wireless network and then navigating to the Playmemories app with NFC near-field communication capable devices. I can’t find the bulb mode though and am wondering if my settings are different (just reset them though). This button is meant to be used in conjunction with the switch and its function changes depending on what you set the switch to. I usually toggle between two presets – for Landscapes and People. You can select at which ISO value you’d like to capture your image or change the Auto ISO range. Useful if you want a more clandestine operation although you’ll still hear the second curtain shutter. Sets your camera in sensor ultrasonic cleaning mode. If you don’t have a zoom lens, this might be an option as the camera uses the RAW file to zoom; although still some image quality will be lost. As a shortcut, all you need to do is press the center of the control wheel while in movie mode to enter the HFR shooting screen. You can select the autofocus speed to Fast, Normal or Slow. Time: 5 Sec, I like to keep it a bit longer, Marker Settings: All Off (depending on your video shooting needs). Very useful. For portraits, I set the camera to AF-A focus mode, ISO to Auto, and tweak other relevant settings. Note When [Focus Area] is [Center], [Flexible Spot] or [Expand Flexible Spot], the frames in the focus area that is in focus turn green, regardless of the [Disp. It can be set to detect automatically and focus on registered faces and enable a function called Smile Shutter. Flash Comp: 0.0 White Balance: AWB (Auto White Balance) Creative Style: Standard. Change the color temperature of the viewfinder colder-warmer to you liking. Autofocus has also improved compared to earlier models and now has what Sony calls 4D FOCUS, which combines an extensive 425-point phase detection with 169-area contrast detection system. You can either choose whether you want the Sony A6300 to save all images captured or just the composite image, by selecting S. Auto Img. Use it to close Windows Magnifier. Other settings can be set manually, and the settings are retained. When enabled, the Sony 6300 will automatically crop your captured image to what it deems best. It works just like connecting to any other access point with your phone or tablet. Fully resets the camera to factory settings. If so, set to RAW or RAW+jpeg. STD Standard: The Sony A6300 automatically sets the shutter speed based on the focal length of the lens. You can change the settings for the color, gradation and detail for movies here. This setting is based on the premise that the picture will be processed after shooting. The keys that can be assigned functions are different for [Custom KeyShoot.] The A6300 does have its limitations when it comes to shooting dark scenery. If you want to use this focus area, set it to medium or large, as the camera will struggle to find focus when setting to small except perhaps for close-up portraits where you’d want to focus on the iris of the eye. This makes it one of the fastest and most reliable AF systems in a compact camera and is even better than some AF systems in cameras that cost over three times as much. This setting is used for shooting super slow movies. You’ll find a bunch of Sony preset picture profiles here, but it’s also possible to fully customise this if you want to. You can choose the quality of recorded video here. You’ll also be able to download new apps available for purchase in the Sony Playmemories online app store like the Time-lapse and smooth reflection app. Nikon and Canon cameras have a button on the camera body to enable a bracketing mode. Shutter Priority: Allows you to shoot after adjusting the shutter speed manually. The aperture value can be changed during movie recording, a technique that will be familiar to videographers. Operation using the AEL button is prioritized over the AEL w/ shutter settings. Cine4: Strengthens the contrast in dark parts more than [Cine3]. Similar to its predecessor, the A6300 has many menu options, but there are some things that you can only control through external controls. Peaking Level is a manual focusing aid which works when you have your Sony A6300 set to MF or DMF. On the Sony A7, disabling / enabling lens corrections does not affect the resulting RAW at all. Select the image size, frame rate, and image quality for movie recording. Press the bottom side of the control wheel to select the shutter speed or aperture value, then turn the control wheel to select a value. I would guess it’s an overheating failsafe. Name your files according to some shots or reset it to start from 1. (Review of the Sony A6400 here.) 0 shallow crispening level to 7 deep crispening level. When the latter is enabled, the camera will automatically capture an image when a smile is detected. is activated and the subject is in motion. Hi Anthony, in AF you can’t unfortunately…. You’ll have to connect Sony A6300 via Wifi first it makes a Wifi access point, using the instruction on the A6300 screen. First things fist: setting up your camera for your use and getting to know the MENU system. Press the top of the back wheel (labeled “DISP”) until you see one of the two LCD displays with the most information. Hi Shooting, Cont. It struggled a bit more at longer distances to hit its focus, but overall, the fast and accurate tracking was impressive. AF Area Auto Clear. Is Drive Mode set to Cont. RogerB. This conveys a sense of speed with moving objects. Selects whether to focus automatically when you press the shutter button halfway down. Vlady Radev March 25, ... you have to turn off focus area to activate the auto-focus. 2 seconds is how I have it set up. When a zoom lens is mounted, you can also zoom by operating that lens. As explained in our aperture priority mode article, Spencer and I usually choose Apertuire Priority over other camera modes, since it gives us control over lens aperture and the camera does the rest of the exposure calculation work, which works really well in most cameras, including the Sony A6300. Wireless: Select wireless is if want to use the in-camera flash to trigger an external flash like the Sony HVL-43M with TTL!. fill flash: A fill flash is useful even in daylight to fill the shadows with light like a person in the shade. Afterwards, it will stitch together all these pictures into a broad view of the scenery and save it as a Jpeg. You can choose 3:2 which uses the full sensor surface or 16:9 crop but a more broad view. See this as a more advanced iAuto mode, as you’ll be able to change all other settings through the touch screen Focus area, creative style, exposure compensation,…; tip: lower the automatic ISO range to 100-1600 for better image quality ISO-Auto range in MENU SYSTEM. Is it available yet as a PDF as you mention in an earlier note? : Shows what’s on the card, Setting Reset: will reset the camera settings or reinitialize the camera. Novice users should set into AF-A. Or turn the screen off and only use the EVF? It is the first camera I use in my life and took from my long time till I decided to buy a6300 and I am just using it in iAuto and need to practice more and more on it because my photos in iPhone are much better than my sony photos How to enable Back Button AF on a6300 – You will need to adjust two settings on your a6300. This is a useful failsafe to prevent you from shooting images without the ability to save them. Choose whether to have folder names in standard form DSC or create a new one by date. This advanced manual is easiest to navigate if you have your camera with you and simply follow along with the Menu structure. 3. You have the following compression options:  XAVC S: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 AVCHD: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264. This way, the button is used purely for back-button focusing and can also be used to focus and recompose (although you don’t really need to do that anymore thanks to such superb focus point coverage). Many thanks. When the dial is set to “AEL”, I let the camera hold my exposure, which is the default behavior (AEL hold). In manual and shutter priority modes, there is no difference in flash power. The multi-functional navigation dial on the back of the camera is very useful and can be used to navigate through the camera menu, make quick exposure changes, as well as access specific functions by pressing each of the four corners. Don’t like using that small pop-up flash! There you can change to HFRp, HFRa HFRs or HFRm. Z6 II vs Z7 II – which one is better for enthusiast, Image Size: Default (24M), grayed out on RAW, Panorama: Size -> Standard (only visible in Panorama mode), Panorama: Direction -> Right (from Left to Right, visible in Panorama mode). Shoot Mode: Aperture Priority (changes depending on your shooting mode). 1. But when using aperture priority, program, or auto, choosing slow sync tells the Sony A6300 to use a longer shutter speed than it would ordinarily pick.What the slow sync flash mode does is a first fire the flash for the subject exposure, then allow for a longer shutter speed that will allow for more ambient light to be captured by the sensor. Adobe RGB would be preferable if you print many images because of the extended colour range. I decided to test it out to see how well it worked. Release: Prioritizes the shutter’s release. You’ll see the icon for the recognised scene appears on the top right hand of the screen. Read more about Nasim here. Sony cameras don’t…I’d buried under the shooting mode menu. The Sony A6300 is an advanced interchangeable lens mirrorless camera designed ... Focus Magnifier: Used for zooming in while focusing manually ... For landscapes, I set camera mode to Aperture Priority, Manual Focus, ISO to 100, turn Auto ISO off and turn off other irrelevant settings such as face registration. The rear side of the Sony A6300 is a lot more functional compared to others, thanks to a number of different navigation and function buttons. For landscapes, I set camera mode to Aperture Priority, Manual Focus, ISO to 100, turn Auto ISO off and turn off other irrelevant settings such as face registration. Selects the functionality what is shown on the screen when you press the DISP button on the control wheel. The Next Chapter is about the various shooting Modes Available, another concept that is necessary to understand fully. Fixes the exposure after adjusting the focus automatically when you press the shutter button halfway down when Focus Mode is set to Single-shot AF. The camera keeps adjusting the exposure while shooting in Cont. 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