Photographer's Guide to the Sony a7C: Getting the Most from Sony's Compact Full-Frame Camera

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White Knight Press, Jan 3, 2021 - Photography

Photographer’s Guide to the Sony a7C is a full-color, fully illustrated guide book covering all features and operations of the a7C mirrorless, compact, full-frame interchangeable-lens digital camera.

With this book, author Alexander S. White provides users of the a7C with a manual covering all aspects of the camera’s operation. Using a tutorial-like approach, the book shows beginning and intermediate photographers how to accomplish things with the a7C, and explains when and why to use the camera’s many features.

The book provides details about the camera’s shooting modes as well as its menu options for shooting, playback, setup, video, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and special effects. The book covers the a7C’s ability to use its touch screen for focusing and enlarging images in some situations, its upgraded autofocus system, which includes real-time tracking autofocus as well as automatic focusing on the eyes of humans or animals, and the camera’s wide range of options for assigning its control buttons, dial, and wheel to carry out photographic functions.

The book includes more than 400 color photographs that illustrate the camera’s controls, display screens, and menus. The images include photographs taken using the a7C’s various shooting modes and its Creative Style and Picture Effect menu options, with settings that alter the appearance of images.

The book provides concise introductions to topics such as street photography and astrophotography, and explains how to use the camera’s Wi-Fi and Bluetooth features to transfer images to a smartphone or tablet, to control the camera from such a device, and to add location information to images.

The book includes a full discussion of the video features of the a7C, which can shoot HD and 4K (ultra-HD) movies, with manual control of exposure and focus during recording. The book explains the camera’s numerous features for professional-level videography, including Picture Profiles that allow adjustment of settings such as gamma curve, black level, knee, and detail. The book describes steps for recording 4K video to an external video recorder using the “clean” video output from the camera’s HDMI port.

In three appendices, the book discusses accessories for the a7C, including lenses, cases, power sources, remote controls, microphones and external flash units, and includes a list of websites and other resources for further information. The book includes an appendix with “quick tips” on how to take advantage of the camera’s features in the most efficient ways possible.

This guide to the a7C includes a detailed index, so the reader can quickly locate information about any particular feature or aspect of the camera.



Preliminary Setup
Basic Operations
Shooting Modes for Still Images
The Camera Settings1 Menu
The Camera Settings2 Menu
Physical Controls
The Setup Menu and My Menu
Motion Pictures
WiFi Bluetooth and Other Topics
Lenses and Accessories
Quick Tips
Resources for Further Information

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About the author (2021)

Alexander White is the author of numerous guide books for advanced compact cameras. He lives near Richmond, Virginia, with his family.

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