Henrico, VA (PRWEB) October 24, 2013 -- White Knight Press has released its newest camera guide book,
Photographer’s Guide to the Sony DSC-RX100 II: Getting the Most from Sony’s Pocketable Digital Camera.
The original Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100, released in July 2012, was praised by reviewers and photographers as one of the most capable compact digital cameras ever produced. With its larger-than-normal image sensor, superior image quality, and strong features for creative photography and video-making, the RX100 attracted a dedicated following among photography enthusiasts.
In July 2013, Sony released the RX100 II, which retained the outstanding features of the original model and built upon them by adding an accessory shoe that accepts an external flash, Sony’s high-resolution electronic viewfinder, a microphone, or other accessories; a tilting LCD display screen; an enhanced digital sensor with backside illumination for better low-light performance; Wi-Fi features that let the camera transfer images and videos wirelessly to a smartphone or other device and that enable wireless remote control by a smartphone or tablet; and several other tweaks that enhance the camera’s usefulness.
However, like the original RX100, the RX100 II comes with no printed or PDF manual by Sony—only an online guide that is difficult to use as a reference for the camera’s many features and options. When it comes to having a ready reference guide, many users want a traditional printed book that they can consult as they work with the camera.
With the release of Photographer’s Guide to the Sony DSC-RX100 II, White Knight Press has made available an affordable, full-color, paperback guide book to all aspects of the operation of the RX100 II camera.
The new book, a 455-page trade-sized paperback, provides guidance to beginning and intermediate photographers about how to capture still images and videos with the RX100 II, as well as when and why to use the camera’s many options. The book explains topics such as autofocus, manual focus, depth of field, aperture priority, shutter priority, exposure compensation, white balance, and ISO sensitivity. The book includes step-by-step guides to the use of the camera’s built-in Wi-Fi features, which let the camera transfer images and videos wirelessly to a computer or other device and which let the user control the camera remotely using a smartphone or tablet.
The book includes nearly 400 full-color images that illustrate the RX100 II’s controls, display screens, and menus. The photographs include examples of images that can be captured using the camera’s Photo Creativity settings; Scene shooting mode, with settings optimized for subjects such as landscapes, sunsets, and action shots; Creative Style and Picture Effect menu options; and the camera’s features for burst shooting and low-light image-making.
In addition, the book provides introductions to topics such as infrared photography, street photography, digiscoping, and macro photography.
The book includes a full discussion of the video-shooting features of the RX100 II, which can capture high-definition (HD) video with stereo sound, and which provides manual control of exposure and focus during movie recording.
In three appendices, the book discusses accessories for the RX100 II, including cases, external flash, filter adapters, and viewfinders, and includes a list of web sites and other resources. The book also includes an appendix with “quick tips” for using the camera’s features in the most efficient ways. The book has a detailed Table of Contents and Index, both of which can be downloaded for examination at whiteknightpress.com.
The paperback version of the RX100 II guide book is available for $25.95 through Amazon.com; it also is available in a Kindle edition through that site. The book also is available for $9.95 in downloadable PDF and ebook formats through whiteknightpress.com.
Alexander S. White, White Knight Press, http://www.whiteknightpress.com, 757-814-7192, [email protected]