DSLR-A550

DSLR-A550

Record Screens & Menus

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(Note: Please excuse the quality of these screen captures, Sony does not provide an Audio/Video cable with the A550, so we had to photograph the LCD.)


sony_a500-550_rec_program.jpgHere you can see the A550 in Live View mode. The LCD offers a wealth of information in the default settings shown above. You can change the amount of information onscreen by pressing the DISPlay button. Above you can see icons for Exposure mode (P=Program),  image mode (RAW+JPEG), image size (Large), Memory Card used (MS=Memory Stick Duo), number of remaining frames on current settings (132), and the battery level box and percentage. In the middle you can see all nine AF points, and along the bottom are the shutter speed, aperture, and exposure compensation indicators.


sony_a500-550_rec_ready.jpgAbove you can see what happens when you half-press the shutter release, and autofocus was successful. The AF points turn green, and a green AF successful dot is displayed in the lower left.
 

sony_a500-550_rec_info_display.jpgHere is the shooting information display when you are using the OVF (Optical ViewFinder) for shooting. You can see a good amount of information, along with Sony's unique shutter speed, aperture, and exposure compensation indicators.


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Record Menu:

  • Image size - Large (14M), Medium (7.4M), Small (3.5M) in 3:2 aspect, 12M, 6.3M, 2.9M in 16:9 aspect
  • Aspect ratio - 3:2 (default) or 16:9 (HDTV)
  • Quality - RAW (uncompressed), RAW & JPEG, Fine, Standard
  • Flash control - ADI flash or Pre-flash TTL
  • AF illuminator - Auto or Off
  • SteadyShot - On or Off
  • Color Space - sRGB or AdobeRGB
  • Long exposure NR - On (default) or Off
  • High ISO NR - High, Normal or Off


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Record FN Menu

  • Drive mode - Single, Hi-continuous, Lo-continuous, Self-timer (10 or 2 seconds)
  • Flash mode - Auto, Fill, Off, Rear sync, Slow sync, Wireless
  • AF Mode: - Single-shot AF, Automatic AF or Continuous AF
  • AF Area: - Wide AF, Spot, Local Area Selection
  • Face Detection - On of Off
  • Smile Shutter - On or Off
  • ISO - Choose from Auto, or 200 - 12800
  • Metering: - Multi segment, Center weighted, Spot
  • Flash EV Comp. - ±2EV (1/3 EV increments)
  • White balance: - Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, by Kelvin temp./Custom
  • D-RangeOptimizer: - Off, Auto or Choose Level (1 - 5; Weak to Strong)
  • Creative Style - Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, B/W


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Custom Menu

  • Eye-start AF - On or Off
  • AEL Button - AEL hold or AEL toggle
  • Red eye reduc. - On or Off (default)
  • Auto review - 10/5/2 seconds or Off
  • Auto off w/ VF - On or Off
  • Grid Line - On or Off




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Setup Menu

  • LCD brightness - Adjust the LCD backlight intensity
  • Date/Time setup - Set the internal calendar/clock
  • Power save (LV) - Live View mode, enter power save mode after 10, 20 secs. or 1, 3, 5, 10 or 30 mins.
  • Power save (OVF) - Optical ViewFinder, enter power save mode after 10, 20 secs. or 1, 3, 5, 10 or 30 mins.
  • CTRL FOR HDMI - On or Off
  • Help Guide disp. - On or Off
  • File number - Series or Reset
  • Folder name - Standard form or Date form
  • Select folder - Select active image folder
  • New folder - Create a new image folder
  • USB connection - Mass Storage or PTP
  • Audio signals - Camera sounds, on or off
  • Cleaning mode - Clean the image sensor
  • Pixel mapping - Map the image sensor to correct "stuck", "dead" or "hot" pixels
  • Version - Confirm the firmware version of the camera
  • Reset default - Return all settings to default

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