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Top 12 Settings to Change on the Sony RX100 VII

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Today we’re going to talk about the top settings that I change on my RX100 Mark VII. I just got it in and this is what I do when I get a camera. I change some settings. It’s a fun day when you get a new camera. I’m actually excited about this little camera. Even though I have the previous version of it, I think that there are some things that I’m really going to like, like the zero blackout on the display being able to shoot images fast, I’m just excited to be able to get to spend some time with the camera and bring back my thoughts and share them with all of you. So make sure to click the subscribe button on the channel because I will be putting out some content on this little camera soon.  Product Links:Sony RX100 VII Camera: http://jerad.link/rx100viiCamera Cage for Protection: http://jerad.link/rx100viicageSD Cards I Use: http://jer.fyi/64gbprosdcardSmall Camera Bag fits camera with or without the cage: http://jerad.link/lowepronewport30 Before we get started, the first thing that you’re going to want to do, is set the date and time and the appropriate time zone for your camera. Because if you don’t do this, you’re going to end up having issues with those photos when you go and upload them to services like Google Photos. It’s not going to have your photos organized or situated very well and it’s just going to be frustrating. So for me, I go ahead and customize all of this stuff so I don’t have to deal …

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First Shots with the Sony a6400

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The Sony a6400 is here and ready for some testing but first I have some settings I need to change to make the camera more fluid to use. Over the years I have found on just about every camera I use, there are settings I want to customize. That is why there are there, to customize. Each of us has a different workflow when taking photos and like our cameras to respond a certain way. Though each camera brings new features, it is best to find what works well for you and set your camera up accordingly. I produce videos like these to help you learn more about your camera and it’s functionality. Check out the video or read and check out the images I captured below. Check out the Sony a6400: https://jer.fyi/a6400Pelican SD Card Case: https://jer.fyi/sdcardcaseMy favorite SD Cards: https://jer.fyi/64gbprosdcardMy favorite compact portrait lens: https://jer.fyi/sony55mmMy favorite compact wide lens: https://jer.fyi/sony35mm Product links direct to Amazon.Com or BHPhotovideo.com Today we’re talking about my first shots with the Sony A6400. Now, I got my hands on the Sony A6400 the same time anybody else could that pre-ordered it. I didn’t get a copy from Sony. I didn’t get invited to anything. So I just bought the camera because I liked the specs, and I liked what I saw in some of the other videos that people were putting out. So the A6400, for me, was going to be a nice camera for me to have here in the studio for shooting 4K video. But then also like …

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3 Months With The Sony a7R III

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The a7R III came as a welcomed upgrade. It had been a few years since the Sony a7R II was launched so I was ready for an upgrade. In this video, I talk about my experiences so far with the Sony a7R III and show you some images I captured with the camera. With the a7III having just came out and the hype behind it, is there value in the Sony a7r III? What do you think? Sony a7rIII: http://jer.fyi/a7rIII Video Transcript: Hey, what’s up? It’s Jerad with Ditch Auto, and I wanted to talk about my first three months with this camera. This is the Sony A7R III and I wanted to talk about my experiences with this camera. Having came from the A9, I was used to some of the features of the A9, which I am glad that they brought to this camera, such as the multi-select, this kind of like joystick, or D-pad, whatever you wanna call it back here that allows you to move the focal point around, I absolutely love that. As you can see I have the battery grip on here, which gives me two batteries, which is just an extremely long amount of time that you can use this camera. Even if you’re shooting 4K video or whatnot you’re going to get amazing battery life out of it if you put the battery grip on it. Plus for me, I have a bigger hand, and the battery grip just gives me a little more to hold onto. I …

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Review: Sony Alpha a6500 Mirrorless Digital Camera

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Some will say that the a6500 release was a slap in the face to a6300 owners. I say that it depends on what you use your camera for and that you should expect growing pains when you buy technology that is leading edge. Here is my review of the Sony a6500 Mirrorless Digital Camera. The Sony a6500’s release came well under the normal release cycle for Sony’s a6000 line. The Sony a6000 was on the market for a few years before the a6300 was even hinted of. The a6500 coming out just months shy of a year prior to the release of the a6300 had a lot of photographers frustrated. In my full video review, I discuss the new features and whether or not it is worth upgrading to. One note: I did forget to mention that the a6500 also includes stabilization at the sensor level in addition to the other upgrades I did mention in the video. The Sony a6500 is not meant to replace the a6300, it’s a different camera. Sure if fixes the 4k video overheating issue, but Sony had to release the a6300 with 4k a bit earlier than they should have to compete with the competition. Mind you, even the competitions higher end 4k cameras have overheating issues still to this day. Sony added a touch screen and a slightly beefier body to the tiny camera, welcomed additions if you ask me. I believe that the added features warrant the price increase. Looking at it’s competitors in similar price points, it …

033 – Camera Care – Cleaning Your Viewfinder Screen

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Not all fabrics are created equal. If you are like me, your viewfinder is always dirty and in need of a cleaning. In this episode I discuss the type of cloth fabric I use to clean my viewfinder screens to prevent scratching. Products seen in this video: Zwipes Microfiber Cleaning Cloths (48-Pack) Canon EOS 5D Mk.III Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L Telephoto Sony a7 II Sony FE 70-200mm F4 lens Learn how to shoot in manual mode on your camera with my Free course Ditch Auto: Start Shooting in Manual Check out our YouTube channel with the full Ditch Auto course plus tons more Instagram Twitter Facebook Group

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Sony DSC-QX30 Attachable SmartPhone Camera Review

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The Sony DSC-QX30 is a compact camera with the built-in zoom that connects to your smartphone. It works with both iOS and Android devices. You can use it attached to your smartphone or unattached. Your phone becomes a viewfinder and menu for adjusting camera settings. When you take a photo, it’s automatically transferred to your phone so you can quickly share it on social media. In this video, I review the device and teach you how to use it.

BTL: Capturing my Daughters Birthday with my Smartphone

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Not every photo has to be taken with high priced gear. You don’t even have to have top of the line equipment to get great photos. This photo is a good example of that. I captured this photo using my iPhone and the Sony QX30. The Sony QX30 is a camera that uses your smartphone as the viewfinder. You also use the phone to control the manual settings on the camera. Though the QX30 does not have full manual mode, it does have Aperture Priority and Shutter Priority modes, which is pretty close to manual. The QX30 turns my smartphone into a camera capable of shooting in just about any condition. I know that I can get decent photos using my iPhone 6 Plus so long as the lighting in the room is decent, but my iPhone can not┬ácapture a photo I would deem worthy of printing and putting up in our home. This is why I often default to using my DSLR for all situations, but DSLR cameras are large and you can’t easily share photos from them to social media. Not yet anyway. The lighting for this photo was only window light from across the room. It was about 9:30 in the morning when I took this photo and the sun was actually on the other side of our house so the light coming through the the windows was not that bright. Below is a photo of the windows so you can get an idea of the lighting. My daughter was facing the windows …