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Download Sony a7rIII Manual Preliminary

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This is the manual for the new Sony a7r III / mark 3 46mp full frame camera with touch screen. We think this is a preliminary copy since it does not match the menu of the cameras we played with at Photo Plus Expo. We still think it's enough to feed those waiting for their a7r III pre-orders.

Download the a7r iii manual via Dropbox.

So what comes in the box if you bought a body only a7r III?

Accessories included with Sony a7r III


So here is the discrepancy in the manual, under Shoot / Drive Mode, Px. Shift Multi Shoot is missing. I hope the next revision will have better detail on Pixel Shift shooting.



Here is the Shoot Mode / Drive 1 menu on a pre-production Sony a7r III showing the Pixel Shift option.




Pre-order your a7r III from Amazon and support this site.


In case the Dropbox link dies, here is the Google link for the a7r III owner's manual.



Sony NEX-7 Underwater Housing from Nauticam

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Nauticam NA-NEX7 Underwater Housing

Here is the Nauticam underwater housing for the Sony Alpha NEX-7. The model number for the housing is NA-NEX7. The NA-NEX7 is an hard annodized aluminum and abrasion resistant polycarbonate armor for your NEX-7. It is rated for 100 meters deep and features a moisture alarm just in case. The NA-NEX7 takes advantage of the TTL hotshoe on the NEX-7 as well as the EVF. It provides access to all controls including the Tri-Navi dials.



NA-NEX7 Zoom Knob (top right) works with 18-55mm Lens
NA-NEX7 Rear Control Panel
NEX-7 with Nikonos Underwater Lens
NA-NEX7 Housing with 45 Degree Viewfinder
Nauticam NEX-7 Underwater Photo SamplesHere is a smugmug gallery of underwater shots from the NEX-7 with a Nikonos 15mm lens and the Sony 30mm Macro Lens.


Size Comparison from Deepshots.Co.UKHere's deepshots.co.uk says conclusion on their NA-NEX7 underwater housing review:
Conclusion: The Sony NEX-7 with the Nauticam NA-NEX7 housing is the ultimate compact camera packa…

Preview of NEX-7 TriNavi and EVF

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Sony NEX-7 TriNavi Demo
The video above shows the Sony NEX-7 TriNavi or Tri-Dial Navi Controls. The new user interface allows for quick and easy adjustments without going into too many menus. Once you have customized and familiarized yourself with the NEX-7 TriNavi adjustments will become second nature. We have never found the NEX-5 controls fuzzy especially after the Firmware 3.0 update which allowed for Customized Softkeys but the TriNavi is definitely an improvement.
The NEX-7 in the video is in Aperture Priority mode and the TriNavi was used to adjust the following: Aperture/Exposure Compensation/ISOFocus PointsWhite BalanceDynamic Range/HDR AdjustmentsCreative Styles and AdjustmentsThe NEX-7 is then switched to Picture Effect mode and the TriNavi is used to go through the options.
The video below shows the Sony Alpha SLT-a77's electronic viewfinder (EVF), which is the same XGA 2.35 Million dot OLED EVF used on the Sony NEX-7. The video shows a horizon / level indicator and the…

The New Sony NEX-5N?

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The New Sony NEX-5N?

A member of the xitek.com forums, stevenyu123, has posted pictures of what could be the new Sony NEX-5N. The NEX-5N surfaced for a new Sony commercial which is being filmed in China.

We can see that the Flash marking on the wheel seems to be gone and that there is an extra button on the top panel, to the right of the Movie button. Sony may have relocated the Playback button.


A Scene From the NEX-5N Commercial

Thanks stevenyu123!

Change ISO Settings on the Nex 5 Quickly

Here's a video showing the much maligned Sony Nex user interface. It shows us how quickly one can change ISO settings and adjust Exposure Compensation very quickly.