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According to Gary Fong (Sony's Intelligent Auto And Superior Auto Modes), the main difference is that Superior Auto can use multiple exposures (in-camera HDR), while Intelligent Auto just uses a single image. This is confirmed by Sony's documentation: What is the difference between [Superior Auto] mode and [Intelligent Auto] mode? In [Superior ...


All that information and more is already saved in the EXIF data attached to each image. Any good photo editor will show it to you.


Reset your settings as described in the manual on page 224 menu button -> shooting menu: "yes" for "Reset Shooting Menu" Additionally, check your manual focus settings as found on page 83 of the same manual.


The lens does have not an aperture range from f/4.5 to f/6.3. when apertures are quoted for lenses, it's just the widest/maximum that they can go, as this has a big impact on the performance of the lens. There's no restriction (within reason) as to how small they can go (f/22, f/32 etc). With zoom lenses, it's normal that their maximum aperture will change ...


f/4.5 - f/6.3 is only the wide open aperture. It varies from f/4.5 at 50mm to f/6.3 at 500mm. You can select f/8 or f/11 or f/22 anytime you want at any focal length. At 50mm you can select f/4.5 but if you zoom to 500mm, the aperture will automatically jump to f/6.3 No you can't hurt the lens by selecting f/22. It is designed to operate that way.


The actual shutter speeds we use are necessarily powers of two, but the nominal shutter speeds MARKED are just convenient rounded approximations. We DO NOT USE THE MARKED number values, the camera knows to substitute and use the actual powers of two. 1/30 is 1/32, 1/60 is 1/64, and 1/125 is 1/128 second. The markings might show three sequences, but the ...

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