Category Archives: Video demonstrations

Using External Flash with the Sony DSC-RX100 III Camera

The Sony DSC-RX100 III camera has many great features, including a pop-up electronic viewfinder, a great lens with a wide aperture, a tilting LCD screen, and Wi-Fi capability. One feature it lacks is a flash shoe. So, in order to use an external flash unit with this camera, you need to use a flash with optical slave capability. I have put together a short video that demonstrates the use of an external flash with the optical slave feature. Here is the link to the video on YouTube:

For more information about using an optical slave flash with the RX100 III, or for general information about the camera’s features and operations, see Photographer’s Guide to the Sony DSC-RX100 III, available through this site and through various sellers.

Accessories for the Sony RX100 II Camera

I have just put together a video that demonstrates some of the numerous accessories that are available for the Sony RX100 II camera. The video covers the Sony electronic viewfinder, external microphone, and filter adapter, as well as some other viewfinder options, a battery charger, remote control, and Sony’s external LCD display screen. The video does not discuss flash units, which would be a whole topic in themselves, and it does not show any cases, because there are so many options in that category.

Here is the video, which went on YouTube yesterday:

I discuss all of these accessories, and others, in my new book, Photographer’s Guide to the Sony DSC-RX100 II, which will be published within the next couple of weeks.

Controlling the Sony DSC-RX100 II Camera Wirelessly Using the Sony Xperia Tablet Z

Today I put together a short video showing how to set up a wireless connection between the Sony DSC-RX100 II camera and the Sony Xperia Tablet Z using the NFC (Near Field Communication) system. With this system, you can just touch the NFC areas on the two devices (marked with a fancy N logo on the bottom of the camera and on the back of the tablet. When those two spots come into contact, the devices establish a Wi-Fi connection without having to have any menu options used. Once the connection is established, the camera can be controlled remotely by the tablet, using Sony’s PlayMemories Mobile app.  Here is the link to the video on YouTube:

There will be more information about the Wi-Fi abilities of the RX100 II and about its other features in Photographer’s Guide to the Sony DSC-RX100 II, coming in October 2013.  Please visit this site for updates on the status of that book.

Connecting the Sony DSC-RX100 II Camera to the Sony Xperia Tablet Z Using NFC

Today I recorded a short video showing how to connect the Sony DSC-RX100 II camera to the Xperia Tablet Z, an Android tablet made by Sony. The RX100 II (also known as the RX100M2) and the Tablet Z both have built-in Wi-Fi capability, and also built-in NFC, or Near Field Communication. With NFC, the two devices can establish a Wi-Fi communication just by touching them together.

When I first tried this a couple of weeks ago, I wasn’t sure exactly where the NFC areas were or how closely you have to touch them together.  I found out where the areas are; you have to find a fancy-looking capital N somewhere on the device. As for the closeness, you really have to physically touch those two N-areas together to get the connection to work.

Anyway, here is a short video I posted today on YouTube to show how this works for transferring an image from the camera to the tablet.

I will discuss this process and many other topics in my guide book to the RX100 II, which should be published by late September or early October 2013.

Video Showing Setup for High-Speed Images of Gunshots with Sony RX100 Camera

Recently I posted some high-speed images I took with the Sony DSC-RX100 camera of the impacts of shots from an airsoft BB gun. I thought it would be interesting to make a video that shows how these images were captured, so I put together a sequence that shows how the various pieces of equipment were set up. Here is the video, as posted today on YouTube:

That probably wraps up my experiments with gunshot photos for now, because I need to take everything apart and reclaim the space for other projects. I will be turning my attention to a book about the new camera coming from Sony within a couple of weeks, the RX100 II (also known as the RX100M2).

Fujifilm X10 Face Detection Demonstration in Movie Mode

Now that Photographer’s Guide to the Fujifilm X10 has been published, I have a little time to do other things, like put together short video demonstrations.  Today I made a video to show how the Face Detection feature works when the X10 is set to Movie mode.  Of course, Face Detection works for still photography as well as for shooting videos, but I decided to do the demonstration in  Movie mode, because there are fewer options to set, and because this is a video demonstration, so it was more natural to use a video to do the demo.

The video has been posted to the White Knight Press channel at YouTube; here is a link to the video.