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Image parameters

The A350 provides eight 'Creative Styles' (Building on the A100's 'Color modes'). Each Creative Style modifies the color mapping and tonal appearance of the image (for A/B examples see Color in our Photographic tests). Each of the Creative Style modes (Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Night view, Sunset, Black and White, and Adobe RGB) you can adjust contrast, saturation and sharpness.

Image parameter adjustments

  • Creative Style: Standard, Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Night view, Sunset, Black and White, and Adobe RGB
  • 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. Kudos to Sony for expanding the range of adjustment, you now have three levels either side of 'normal'.


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Picture Styles (studio comparison)

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