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Shallow depth of field effects can be achieved even when using the 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens.
A range of different lenses are now available for Sony E-mount, including a 30mm macro lens.
The 50mm f/1.8 is a good lens for isolating subjects and portraits.
Colours are vibrant directly from the camera.
Switching to sequential shooting allows you to capture fast moving action.
Setting the autofocus point to a different point in the frame allows you to get creative with depth of field.
The Sony's 20.1 million pixel sensor is capable of resolving lots of detail.
Two different types of panorama are available, a standard size and a full 360 degree view. It can be difficult to know exactly what is in frame when shooting a panorama.
Creative Styles and Picture Effects
You can choose to shoot with different Picture Effects or Creative Styles to change the look of your photos. Picture Effects cannot be shot in raw format.
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