In this comprehensive guide book to the Sony DSC-RX10 camera, author Alexander White provides users of the RX10 with a roadmap to all operations, features, menus, and controls of the camera. Using a tutorial-like approach, the book shows beginning and intermediate photographers not only how to accomplish things with the RX10, but when and why to use the camera's features. The book does not assume specialized knowledge by the reader as it explains topics such as autofocus, manual focus, aperture priority, shutter priority, exposure compensation, white balance, and ISO sensitivity.
The book discusses the camera's numerous shooting modes as well as its menu options for shooting, playback, setup, and special effects. The book includes complete coverage of the Wi-Fi features of the RX10, including the capability to transfer images and videos over a wireless network and to control the camera remotely with a smartphone or tablet. The book includes more than 400 color photographs that illustrate the camera's controls, display screens, and menus. The images also provide examples of the photographs that can be taken using the RX10's Scene shooting mode, with settings that are optimized for various subjects, including landscapes, portraits, and action shots; the Creative Style and Picture Effect menu options, which offer dramatic options for altering the appearance of images; and the camera's features for continuous shooting and shooting in dim lighting.
In addition, the book provides introductions to topics such as infrared photography, street photography, astrophotography, digiscoping, and macro photography. The book includes a full discussion of the advanced video recording abilities of the RX10, which can shoot high-definition video with stereo sound, with manual control of exposure and focus during movie recording, and professional-level features such as zebra stripes to gauge exposure and connections for external microphones and headphones.
In three appendices, the book provides information about accessories for the RX10, including cases, external flash units, and microphones, and includes a list of web sites 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 RX10 includes a detailed table of contents and index, so the reader can quickly find needed information about any particular feature or aspect of the camera.