RX10 IV Photographer's Guide

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Jerry045
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Re: RX10 IV Photographer's Guide

sgitlin wrote:

Thanks Jerry. Appreciate the input. It looks like both books are winners. It is definitely the setting up of the camera that I'm most concerned about. I think that could make or break the effectiveness of such complex cameras as this one.

Stew

Stew:

Setting up the camera seems daunting, but the books take you item by item through the menus and the explanations offer you enough insight to set it up for your needs.

Menu items like aspect ratio, JPG or RAW or both, direction of the focus and zoom rings and their speed, etc. Typically you set them up once and you generally won't be changing them very often.

Once you go through it once, then you customize the FN menu. There is where you put the stuff you will change very often, like focus area, drive, ISO, metering area, etc. I very rarely ever go back to the main menu. The FN menu has 12 entries that you can select quickly with a button push.

Now there is a really slick page in the RX10iv menu that is not on the RX10iii. It is called "My Menu". Here you can put those menu items that you might want to recall without paging through the whole menu. It basically lets you make your own menu pages (up to 6) with what ever items you select from the main menu. It's your own custom file system.

Both Alwyn and Elliott have posted their menu choices in previous posts and that can be a really good start. A little searching can bring those posts up.

Here's a couple:

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/61457004

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/60501653

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