Record Screens & Menus

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Intelligent Auto is the NEX-6's automatic shooting mode. The camera analyzes and sets all of the camera settings for you. This leaves you to just point-n-shoot, making the camera easy enough for anyone in the house or family to operate.  





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Superior Auto is a more advanced automatic shooting mode that uses some the NEX-6's more powerful features. Features like Auto HDR are used here when the camera determines that they are necessary. 





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Program mode is another automatic shooting mode, but it gives the user control over a wide variety of options that give you some creative control. There are several different screens full of information that are available in all of the shooting modes that can be selected by pressing the DISP. button. Sets of both still and video settings are available as well as an electronic level and settings only screen. 





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Manual mode gives the photographer complete control over the camera. The 4-way control dial and command dial allow for easy and complete control while shooting. The camera can even be set to manual focus mode which allows any of the Sony E-mount lenses to be manually focused, even the new power zoom lens. For those not quite ready for full manual, the NEX-6 also offers Aperture priority and Shutter Speed priority modes.





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The NEX-6 still offers various Scene Modes. These allow you to tell the camera the type of scene you are trying to capture, while still being fully automatic. When you bring up a mode onscreen, you'll get a brief description of its intended use. The available modes are: Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Sports Action, Sunset, Night Portrait, Night Scene, Hand-held Twilight, Anti Motion Blur





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Sony's easy to use Sweep Panorama mode makes it easy to capture incredibly wide panoramic views with just one press of the shutter release. You just have to pan the camera in the direction it tells you to, and the camera will do the rest for you.





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Pressing the Fn button next to the shutter release quickly brings up this menu for quick setting changes.

Fn Menu:
  • AF/MF Select - Auto Focus, Manual Focus, DMF (fine adjustments to Auto Focus)
  • AF Mode - AF-S, AF-C
  • Autofocus Area - Multi, Center, Flexible Spot
  • White Balance - Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent Warm, Fluorescent Cool, Fluorescent Day White, Fluorescent Daylight, Flash, Color Temp and Custom
  • Metering Mode - Multi, Center, Spot
  • Picture Effect - Off, Toy Camera, Pop Color, Posterization, Retro, Soft High-key, Partial Color, High Contrast Monochrome, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich Tone Monochrome, Miniature





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The 4-way controller on the NEX-6 allows you change several of you most common shooting settings without entering the menu system. ISO, exposure compensation and the self-timer/burst mode are all instantly accessible. Pressing up allows you to change the amount of information that the camera will show. 





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Rec Menu:
  • Drive Mode - Single, continuous (burst), Speed Priority Continuous, Self-timer, Self-Timer 3 images, Bracketing, Remote
  • Flash Mode - Autoflash, Fill-flash, Rear sync., Slow sync., Wireless, Red-eye reduction
  • AF/MF Select - Choose Autofocus or Manual focus mode
  • Autofocus Area - Multi Point AF (25 points), Center Weighted AF, Flexible Spot AF
  • Autofocus mode - Single-shot AF, Continuous AF, Direct Manual Focus, Manual Focus
  • Object Tracking - Tracks a subject that is near the screen's center
  • Zoom - Changes magnification with some lenses (not available with 16-50mm powerzoom lens)
  • Face Detection - On, Off, Register Faces
  • Face Registration - Saves face data and gives them priority
  • Smile Shutter - On or Off
  • Auto Port. Framing - Automatically saves an image with optimum composition based the rule of thirds
  • Soft Skin Effect - The camera softens the skin of your subjects, various levels available
  • Shooting Tip List - Enter the shooting advice menu which has 80 tips from Pros
  • LCD Display - Choose the information shown on the LCD screen
  • Finder Display - Choose the information shown in the Viewfinder
  • DISP Button - Choose the screens that are available to you when pressing DISP button






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Image quality menu:
  • Image size - 16M L, 8.4M M, 4M S
  • Aspect Ratio - 16:9 or 3:2
  • Quality - JPEG (Fine or Standard), RAW, RAW + JPEG
  • Panorama Image Size - Select the size of Panoramic Images
  • Panorama Direction - Set the Direction for shooting
  • Movie File Format - AVCHD or MP4
  • Movie Image Size - AVCHD:  60i 24M FX,  60i 17M FH, 60p 28M PS, 24p 24M FX, 60i 24M FX, 60i 17M FH





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Brightness/Color menu:
  • Exposure Compensation - ±2EV (1/3 EV increments)
  • ISO - Auto or manually selectable from 100 to 25,600
  • White Balance - Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluorescent Warm, Fluorescent Cool, Fluorescent Day White, Fluorescent Daylight, Flash, Color Temp and Custom
  • Metering Mode - Multi-segment, Center-weighted, Spot
  • Flash Compensation - ±2EV (1/3 EV increments)
  • DRO/Auto HDR - D-R Off, DRO Auto, HDR Auto
  • Picture Effect - Off, Toy Camera, Pop Color, Posterization, Retro, Soft High-key, Partial Color, High Contrast Monochrome, Soft Focus, HDR Painting, Rich Tone Monochrome, Miniature
  • Creative Style - Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, B/W






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In rec. mode, you have the option to allow a smartphone to connect to the camera via WiFi to view the images that have been captured. The options above allows you to view a single image, images by date or all of the images on the device.


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