This book is the larger-sized paperback version of Photographer's Guide to the Sony DSC-RX100 III. This version of the book contains the same content as the earlier version, which was published in September 2014 with dimensions of 5.5 by 8.5 inches (140 by 216 mm). The new version of the book, which replaces the original version, is being published at a size of 8.5 by 11 inches (216 by 280 mm) in order to present more information on each page, which keeps related images closer to the text they illustrate and reduces the page count, making the book easier to manage.
This book is a complete guide to using the Sony DSC-RX100 III camera, one of the most advanced, but still pocketable, cameras available. With this book, author Alexander White provides users of the RX100 III with a manual covering all aspects of the camera. Using a tutorial-like approach, the book shows beginning and intermediate photographers how to accomplish things with the RX100 III, and explains when and why to use the camera's features.
The book provides details about the camera's shooting modes as well as its menu options for shooting, playback, setup, and special effects. The book covers all of the new features of the RX100 III, including its unique pop-up electronic viewfinder, tilting LCD screen, built-in neutral density filter, and enhanced capabilities for camera control and image transfer over a wireless network.
The book includes more than 400 color photographs that illustrate the camera's controls, display screens, and menus. The images also provide examples of photographs taken using the RX100 III's Scene mode, with settings optimized for subjects such as landscapes, sunsets, portraits, and action shots; the Creative Style and Picture Effect menu options, with settings for altering the appearance of images; and features for continuous shooting and shooting in dim light.
The book also provides introductions to more advanced topics such as infrared photography, astrophotography, and digiscoping.
The book includes a full discussion of the video features of the RX100 III, which can shoot HD video with stereo sound, and which offers manual control of exposure and focus during movie recording as well as an upgraded video format, XAVC S.
In three appendices, the book discusses accessories for the RX100 III, including cases, external flash units, and filter adapters, and includes a list of websites and other resources for further information. The book includes an appendix with "quick tips" on how to take advantage of the camera's features in the most efficient ways possible.
This guide to the RX100 III includes a detailed index, so the reader can quickly find needed information about any particular feature or aspect of the camera.