Why Sony Mirrorless users need to know about ‘Setting Effect’

By Sony Global Ambassador Mark Galer


The Live View or WYSIWYG – What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get view, is one of the great advantages of capturing images with a mirrorless camera.

When capturing images with a DSLR the ‘optical view’ is not what the camera records. There are instances when the WYSIWYG view of a mirrorless camera is NOT what you want to see, e.g. when you are shooting in a dark studio and using off-camera flash.

In this situation if you do not adjust your Setting Effect option in the menu, then all you will see is darkness, which will make it difficult or impossible to frame or focus on your subject.

This is when you want your mirrorless camera to behave more like a DSLR and just show you a bright image in your viewfinder. This is when you want to go to Live View Dis Setting Effect to OFF


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