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Using Your Camera

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Using Your Camera

Hi everyone,


In this post, I´m going to share some tips that i found and information that you can access in official Sony products pages and guides!


Let´s know the technology:





The new Motion Eye™ camera

Your Motion Eye™ camera packs in an impressive amount of technology, including the new memory-stacked Exmor RS™ for mobile image sensor, the redesigned and award-winning Sony G Lens and the new BIONZ™ for mobile image processor. Combine all of that with the ultra-fast Predictive Hybrid Autofocus and new bigger pixels that capture more detail and light, and you’ve got a camera that anticipates every movement and helps you capture those precious moments better and faster than ever before.


Predictive Capture

Predictive Capture automatically detects motion or a smile, and will start taking photos before you press the shutter button, so you never miss a smile or surprising moment again.


Autofocus burst

Take super-sharp motion shots with Autofocus burst. It tracks and captures sequences of moving objects in sharp focus, so there’ll be no more blurred action shots.


The Focus - This setting is only available in Manual mode for the main camera.


The camera automatically sets the focus and detects faces in all capturing modes. It can also detect and track a moving object. A yellow frame indicates the face or moving object that is in focus.

One way to change the focus area is to move your camera around with the camera key half pressed. Once the focus is set, the circular frame turns blue. This technique can be used, for example, to change the focus to a person who is at the side of a group photo.

You can also tap the screen to focus on a specific area, or set a specific focus distance. These options are only available for the main camera and depend on the capturing mode selected.






Sony Top Tips

Try resting your smartphone on a flat surface

Because the scene you’re trying to capture isn’t as defined as it would be in better light, the steadier you keep your smartphone, the crisper the result will be. Also, use the timer to allow you to take pictures of yourself without any of the shake.


Remember reflections

Night is the perfect time to play with reflections. Windows, water, mirrors and more can all be used to bounce vital extra light into your compositions. With it, your photos will shimmer with style.


Shoot in black and white***

Turning your photo to black and white removes the digital harshness of the ‘noise’ created in low light. Creatively, it also puts the darkness to your advantage, making your shadows appear even more mysterious and atmospheric.


Play with longer exposures

By manually slowing your shutter speed you can capture light moving across your frame – perfect for shooting cars at night. Use a tripod, experiment with your settings and see what works best for you.











My tips!


-  Always clean yout camera lense and all the sensors;

- Always check your storage before big photo shoots;

- If you are strugling with noise under low-light photo, try to change the photo resolution and ISO values. You can also play with SS, and use a tripod;

- If you want to shoot fireworks, change the photo resolution, try the manual mode, along with a low ISO and the bust mode so you´ll never miss a moment!



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