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Sony Says PlayMemories Mobile App Can Now Connect to iPhones with NFC

Until recently, Apple iPhones could not connect to cameras using the NFC (near field connection) protocol. Although recent iPhone models have an NFC antenna, that capability was limited to use for Apple Pay transactions. In recent months, though, Apple has “unlocked” the ability of the NFC antenna to read NFC tags, which means some iPhone models can now (according to Sony) connect to Sony camera using NFC.

I was not able to test this function, because my iPhone is an SE model, which apparently does not include this capability, at least not currently. According to Sony, “iPhone 7 and later models with iOS 11 or higher” can now connect with the Sony DSC-RX100 VI camera using the PlayMemories Mobile app, version 6.3 or higher.

Here is a link to the Sony support page that discusses the procedure for connecting an iPhone (or an Android device) to the RX100 VI camera using NFC:

https://support.d-imaging.sony.co.jp/www/cscs/pmm/page2.php?area=gb&lang=en&mdl=DSC-RX100M6&abil=31100&mode=connect.

New Guide Book for Nikon Coolpix P1000 Now Available in Downloadable Versions

As of today, my newest camera guide book, Photographer’s Guide to the Nikon Coolpix P1000, is available for purchase in electronic, downloadable versions. You can purchase it for $9.95 through this website, and receive links for all three versions: PDF, Kindle, and iPad. Or, if you prefer to purchase a copy from the official site for Kindle, Apple Books, Google Play, Kobo Books, or Barnes & Noble, I have placed Buy buttons on the book’s main page for those sites, or will do so once the book becomes available at a particular site.

Click on the book’s title above to go to the book’s main information page, or send a message to me through the Contact page if you have any questions.

Panasonic ZS200/TZ200 Book is Now Available in Downloadable Versions

As of today, the newest camera guide book from White Knight Press, Photographer’s Guide to the Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200/TZ200, is available for purchase in downloadable versions. You can get a bundle of all three electronic files (PDF, iPad, and Kindle) for $9.95 through this site, or, if you prefer, you can purchase the book in an individual format through one of the major online sellers, such as Amazon, Apple iBooks, Google, Kobo, or Barnes and Noble Nook. For details, please see the book’s main information page at this site.

Controlling Exposure Compensation in Manual Modes with the Panasonic Lumix ZS200/TZ200 Camera

I have just posted to YouTube a short video on how to control exposure compensation in the manual exposure modes (for stills and video) with the Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200 camera, which is known as the TZ200 in some areas. Normally, you use the Up cursor button on the back of the camera, which is assigned as the exposure compensation button. In the manual modes, though, that button does not work for that purpose. For still photography in M mode, you can use the Quick Menu to adjust exposure compensation. When recording a movie, though, in Creative Video mode with Exposure Mode set to Manual Exposure, you have to set the Control Ring to adjust exposure compensation. To do that, you use the Ring/Dial Set option on screen 3 of the Custom menu.

More information about this and other topics is found in my book, Photographer’s Guide to the Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200/TZ200, which will be available by late June 2018.

Here is the link to the video:

Panasonic FZ2500/FZ2000 Book Now Available in Paperback Version

As of today, the newest camera guide book from White Knight Press, Photographer’s Guide to the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500/FZ2000, is available for purchase in a paperback edition. This version of the book is 8.5 by 11 inches (216 by 280mm) in size, and has 245 pages of content, including nearly 500 full-color images and illustrations.  It has a full index and table of contents. The printed book, which is available for $28.95 in the U.S., includes the same information contained in the PDF and ebook versions, which are available for purchase through this website as well as through online sellers such as Amazon.com, the Google Play Store, Kobo Books, the iTunes Store, and others. The paperback version also is available through Amazon.co.uk and will be available from other online sellers in the future.

For more information or to purchase the book, please see the title’s main information page at this site.

Panasonic FZ2500/FZ2000 Book is Now Available in Downloadable Versions

As of today, the newest camera guide book from White Knight Press, Photographer’s Guide to the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500/FZ2000, is available for purchase in downloadable versions. You can get a bundle of all three electronic files (PDF, iPad, and Kindle) for $9.95 through this site, or, if you prefer, you will soon be able to purchase the book in an individual format through one of the major online sellers, such as Amazon, iBooks, Google, Kobo, or Barnes and Noble Nook. For details, please see the book’s main information page at this site.

Sony RX10 IV Minimum Focus Distance

I have just uploaded to YouTube a short video that illustrates one possibly confusing point about the minimum focus distance of the Sony DSC-RX10 IV camera. Specifically, that minimum distance is longer in the middle of the camera’s zoom range than it is at either the wide-angle or telephoto end of the zoom range. I came across this fact while writing my recent book, Photographer’s Guide to the Sony DSC-RX10 IV, and I thought it was worthwhile to post a video that shows how this fact affects the camera’s focusing behavior.

Here is the link to the video:

Tethered Shooting with the Sony DSC-RX10 IV Camera

I have just put together a short video to illustrate the procedure for doing tethered shooting with the Sony RX10 IV camera, one of the topics discussed in my recent book, Photographer’s Guide to the Sony DSC-RX10 IV. The link to the video is below:

Sony RX10 IV Book is Now Available in Downloadable Versions

As of today, the newest camera guide book from White Knight Press, Photographer’s Guide to the Sony DSC-RX10 IV, is available for purchase in downloadable versions. You can get a bundle of all three electronic files (PDF, iPad, and Kindle) for $9.95 through this site, or, if you prefer, you can purchase the book in an individual format through one of the major online sellers, such as Amazon, iBooks, Google, Kobo, or Barnes and Noble Nook. For details, please see the book’s main information page at this site.