Today I uploaded to YouTube a short video showing several of the accessories available for the Sony DSC-RX100 III camera, including cases, grips, filter adapter, and remote control. I also showed how you can attach the camera to a telescope or spotting scope using the filter adapter and other adapter rings. Here is the video:
As of today, Photographer’s Guide to the Sony DSC-RX100 II is available in a paperback edition that contains the full text of the original book, but without the nearly 400 images that the original guide contains. I have produced this new version as an experiment to see if readers are interested in having the contents of the book available for reference at a price considerably lower than the price of the full-color paperback.
The text-only paperback edition is available now for $14.95 from Amazon.com. As is stated in the book’s Introduction, I will, on request, send a free PDF with all of the text as well as the color images to anyone who purchases the text-only paperback. Once you purchase that edition, send an e-mail message to firstname.lastname@example.org to request the PDF. Just include your order number or a portion of your order confirmation message from Amazon (or other seller) to show that you purchased the paperback.
I am including below some images of the actual book, so you can get an idea of what it looks like. The book has 304 pages of text, including table of contents and index, as opposed to the 455 pages of the book with images. This edition contains only a few images, showing the camera’s controls, and those images are reproduced in black and white. It contains all of the text of the original, full-color book, except for some text that relates to images and that would not be useful without having those images available. Of course, if you buy the book and receive the free PDF, you will be able to see all of the images and read the discussions about them.
Sony RX100 II Text-Only Edition: Front Cover
As of today, Photographer’s Guide to the Sony DSC-RX100 III, a full-color guide book to Sony’s latest RX100 series camera, is available in a paperback edition. The book is available now from Amazon.com for $26.95. The book has 493 pages, with more than 400 color photographs and illustrations. For more information about the book and its contents, please see the book’s information page at this site.
To purchase the paperback book or to get more information about it from Amazon’s site, you can search for “Sony RX100 III” in the Books category at Amazon, or just click on the button below:
The Sony RX100 III book also is available in three electronic formats: PDF, for reading on computers and other devices with Adobe Reader or compatible programs; ePub, for iPad, iPhone, Nook, Kobo, Sony, and other ePub readers; and mobi, for Kindle devices. Information about how and where to purchase those versions is available at the book’s information page.
Today I received from the printer the proof copy of the paperback version of Photographer’s Guide to the Sony DSC-RX100 III. The proof looked very good, so I approved it for production. This means that the book will automatically be added to the catalog of books available through Amazon.com and other online sellers, including Amazon sites in other countries and sellers such as Barnes & Noble (bn.com) and others.
With this book, I took advantage of a new option offered by the printer and had the book printed on heavier (70-pound) paper, to get better quality for the reproduction of the photographs. With this thicker paper, the photographs and screenshots do reproduce with more clarity and crispness than in the past, though the use of this paper, along with the length of the book, has made the paperback quite hefty. Here are a few images showing the proof copy:
Front View of Sony RX100 III Proof Copy
It will take a few days for the book to appear as available at Amazon.com and elsewhere. I will post updates as the book’s availability status changes.