To A6000 owners

Started Jul 16, 2014 | Questions thread
zackiedawg Forum Pro • Posts: 27,878
Re: To A6000 owners

One of the things I despise most about Sony's full auto modes is that there's no control over focus area - which is the most crucial thing I need control over with any camera - even if I accept a tiny all-auto P&S pocket camera, I want to be able to change focus area.  Sony auto modes have always blocked those out, so even on all my P&S cameras and all the way up to my DSLRs and mirrorless, I've never used any of the auto modes.

That said, when I sold my RX10 to my stepfather to replace the NEX3, he's not super-knowledgeable about camera settings so I told him to try out iAuto mode just to see if it would help him - he had been using P on the NEX3 at my recommendation but never made any of the changes to anything and his results were mixed.  On his last trip to Central America and California, he got the best set of photos he's ever come back with.  So I guess for some people, depending on what they shoot, these modes can be good (he shoots mostly scenic and landscape, plus photos of friends and family, both indoor and outdoor...the auto modes did well in determining when he was indoor and controlling ISO and flash well for his portraits and closeups, leveling backlighting, and still delivering full res and good DOF for landscapes).

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