Settings for RX100

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Thomas Niemann Veteran Member • Posts: 4,424
Settings for RX100

The following are settings to use for different scenarios.
References to the menu are tab/page for the RX100 VI. If you have a different
version the tab should be correct but the page would be different.
For example, this one is under Camera #2, page 9.

Cam2/9 > Function Menu Set
    ISO                               Auto ISO, Auto Min: 125, Auto Max: 3200
    Exposure Comp.        0
    Flash Comp.             +0.7 (assumed fill but increased by 0.7 for main light)
    Focus Mode               AF-S
    Focus Area                 Flexible Spot M
    Metering Mode         Multi

focus area: flexible spot
    operates in two modes
    press center button to toggle back and forth between the two modes
    mode 1:
        use wheel to resize
        press C to center
        press arrow keys or touch screen to position
    mode 2:
        touch screen to position
    in this mode you can use arrow keys for other things

    Cam2/9 > Custom Key > Center Button: Focus Standard

normal shooting
    focus mode: AF-S
    focus area: flexible spot
    eye AF?
        as long as eyes are inside focus square
        switch from flexible spot to wide to cover whole frame
    slow shutter speed?
        left arrow > drive mode: continuous shooting - Low (3 images/sec), pick best shot
        half-press shutter, focus, recompose
        zoom to 50mm, fov is 3", crop as needed
        1/4 area: 20mp/4 = 5mp, same as sony 707

    Cam1/4: Face Priority in AF: On

exposure lock
    focus-mode: AF-S
    AEL-Toggle: right arrow locks exposure and switches to spot metering
    unlocks when you toggle again

sample use: photographing someone on stage. zoom in, AEL-Toggle, then zoom
    back out to include more of the stage.

    Cam1_7 > AEL w/Shutter: Auto
    Cam2/9 > Custom Key > Right Button: AEL Toggle

manual exposure
    M on the dial
    down arrow: switch from shutter speed to aperture
    if it flashes Auto ISO is out of range

manual focus
    focus mode: MF
    lens ring: to focus

    Cam2/9 > Custom Key > Control Ring: Standard
    Cam1/11 > Focus Magnif. Time: 2 sec
    Cam1/11 > Initial Focus Mag.: x1.0
    Cam1/11 > MF Assist: On
    Cam1/11 > Peaking Setting: On/High/Yellow

    focus mode: AF-C
    focus area: Lock-on AF: flexible spot

Leica X1 Sony RX100 Sony RX100 VI
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