Choosing Sony Alpha A65/A77 Shooting Modes
What shooting mode should you use? Your Sony Alpha A65/A77 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?
|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 (A65 only)||Auto, but with flash disabled.|
|Scene Selection||Choose a scene, such as Portrait or Landscape, that matches the
shooting conditions and your subject.
|Sweep Panorama||Create panoramas.|
|3D Sweep Panorama||The same as Sweep Panorama, only in 3D photos.|
|Continuous Advance Priority AE||Achieves the fastest frame rate.|
|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.|
|Movie||A more advanced movie mode, with P, A, S, and M sub-modes.|
|Memory Recall (A77 only)||The A77’s mode that stores and recalls up to three
different presets that you create.