Your Camera Roadmap


Sony calls the official manual for the a6600 a “Help Guide,” which many take to mean that the average user needs a lot of help to use it. It’s 629 pages long and includes page upon page of tiny black-and-white drawings impaled with dozens of callouts. Six pages are devoted just to labeling the 250-plus individual icons that can appear in the viewfinder and LCD screen. Seeking information about a specific feature is a lot like being presented with a world globe when what you really want is to locate the capital of Brazil.

I’ll take a somewhat different approach in this book, particularly in this “roadmap” chapter. Rather than provide you with a satellite view, I’ll give you a street-level map that includes close-up, ...

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