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Image parameters

The DSLR A200 provides eight 'Creative Styles' (called Color Modes on the A100) which modify the color mapping and tonal appearance of the image. In each Creative Style mode you can adjust contrast, saturation (not in b/w mode) and sharpness.

Image parameter adjustments

  • Creative Style: Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Night, Sunset, B/W, Adobe
  • Image parameter adjustments
    • Contrast: -3 to +3
    • Saturation: -3 to +3
    • Sharpness: -3 to +3

Contrast adjustment

Adjusting the tone alters the shape of the 'S curve' used to map the linear image data captured by the sensor into the correct gamma. A lower contrast setting maintains more of the original data's dynamic range but leads to a flatter looking image. A higher contrast setting stretches the grayscale (dark to light) of the image and could lead to clipping of both shadow detail and highlights. Congratulations to Sony for expanding the range of adjustment (over the A100), you now have three levels either side of 'normal'.


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Picture Styles (studio comparison)

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