Choosing Sony Alpha A35/A55 Shooting Modes
What shooting mode should you use? Your Sony Alpha A35/A55 has modes you can choose based on how the photo should look, the situation, and your photographic experience level. Are you taking action shots of a sports game? Are you taking portraits for the holiday card?
Basic shooting modes: Auto, Auto+, Flash Off, Continuous Advance Priority, Sweep Shooting, and Scene Selection
Advanced exposure modes: Program Auto, Aperture Priority, Shutter speed priority, or Manual exposure
|Auto||Automatic mode. Your camera makes most decisions. Use when
you’re getting to know about your camera and photography, or when
you want to relax and have fun.
|Auto+||Auto, plus recognizes some shooting conditions.|
|Flash Off||Auto, but with flash disabled.|
|Tele-zoom Continuous Advance Priority AE (A35) or Continuous
Advance Priority AE (A55)
|Fastest frame rate. The A35 captures the center of the frame.
The A55 captures the full scene.
|Sweep Shooting||Create panoramas.|
|Scene Selection/Picture Effect (A35) or Scene Selection
|Windows to specific scenes and effects.|
|P (Program Auto)||Automatic exposure, but you control creative settings.|
|A (Aperture priority)||You set aperture; the camera sets the rest for proper exposure.
Good for portraits, landscapes, and close-ups.
|S (Shutter speed priority)||Aperture priority but instead, you set shutter speed. Good for
action (yours and your subject’s).
|M (Manual exposure)||You make all exposure and function decisions.|