Photographer’s Guide to the Sony DSC-RX10, by Alexander White, is 486 pages long, and includes more than 400 color illustrations showing the camera’s menus, controls, and display screens. The book also includes examples of images taken with the camera’s shooting modes and creative settings, including Picture Effect, Dynamic Range Optimization, Creative Style, and others. The book provides all the information you need to get excellent results with the many sophisticated features of this highly popular camera.
The book includes full descriptions of all menu options and other features of the RX10 camera, as well as tips for getting good results using the camera’s numerous options. The book has a full chapter on using the advanced video features of the RX10. You can click on the links here to view the book’s Table of Contents or Index, or to read an excerpt from the book.
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Looks very interesting – but I got the camera today and it is too expensive top get a paper copy to Germany. I urgently need a downloadable version, payment via Paypal.
Hello, Einhart. I have sent you a reply by e-mail.
Can you let me know when this is available for download? I’m in the UK, so Amazon US is a slow option.
Yes, I will add you to the list to be notified when the downloadable versions are released.
I’d like to be notified when the ePub version is available as wel. 🙂
Okay, thanks, I have added you to the list to be notified.
you you add me to the list too please?
Sure — I have added you to the list. Thanks.
I have both and iPhone and iPad; I would like to install a copy of the book on each – so I can read on one or the other device depending on which I have with me at the time; is this permissible? Thanks
Yes, whenever you purchase downloadable book files from this site, you can install any or all the 3 versions on any devices of yours for your own use.
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Just purchased and downloaded. I notice that the PDF version is three times the size of the EPUB version. Are there any differences other than the format; e.g. do the images have a higher DPI in the PDF? I will be viewing of an iPad and so can use either.
Yes, the PDF version will have somewhat higher resolution, because the ePub version had to be produced within the limits for file sizes for various devices such as Nook and others. If you want the highest quality images, I recommend using the PDF version,though, of course, the ePub version has the navigation and reflowing features that are designed for use on iPads and other compatible devices.
Thanks. In that I case I’ll probably go PDF on my iPad and ePub on my iPhone to get the best of both.
That sounds like a good plan, though you can always load both on the iPad if you want, and decide later which works best.
I did as you suggested and tried both using the native iBooks app. Without the reflowing, the PDF version only really works with the iPad in portrait mode. The images in the PDF version start small but can be zoomed for more detail. In the ePub version the images start larger and look good at this initial size. But if you double-tap to zoom, they do become pixelated. Overall the ePub version is a much better reading experience with the text reflow and annotation features. It would be really great if we could have a “full fat” edition of the ePub with Retina DPI images. I think the file size limit on the iPad is 2GB!
I’m really liking the book by the way, especially the professional look and feel. I purchased a competitors book for my RX100 and whilst the content was good, I felt that the execution was a little home-made.
Thanks very much for your comments; it is very helpful to get feedback like this so I can improve the reading experience on various devices. It can be a challenge to observe the various limits on file sizes and still produce a document with good-quality images. I am going to send you a link to a larger version of the ePub file by e-mail; I hope you will take a look and let me know if it gives you the image quality you’re looking for.
Wow! Awesome after sales support. I have tried the larger ePub and it is fantastic. The images now have more definition in the standard page view and when you double-tap to zoom the image it fills the whole of the screen and reveals even more detail than the PDF version. I think purchasers of the book would really appreciate the option to download this “hi-def” version.
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Thank you so much for this most useful handbook of which I now have a pdf (bought from White Knight Press through this site) and a paper copy (I had ordered it from amazon usa).
Quite different from what I had imagined, actually. Not just one of those technical catalogs or lists of features and specifications we’re too often provided with, that is, an abstract (soulless) publication that mostly repeat (with some paraphrasing) the usual poorly written brand documentation and can only be referred back to from time to time when problems have arisen. But a true guide (up to its title), progressively and pedagogically introducing to the use of the camera, clear enough and simple enough and yet complete and full of details. Thicker and yet easier to get into than I would have thought.
I wish all user manuals were both so useful and so usable, and, I must say, pleasant to read through from cover to cover.
Real congrats to you for the job. And again many thanks!
A RX10 user from France
(Yes, the images in the pdf have a higher definition but those in the paper book are illustrative enough and fulfill their purpose.)
Thanks for those wonderful comments! It is great to hear from a happy reader, and I really appreciate your taking the time to comment. The RX10 is a great camera, and I wish you continued success with it.
Est-ce que ce magnifique livre va sortir en français ?….
Je l’attends avec impatience !….. car je ne trouve rien.
Le mode d’emploi en ligne de Sony n’est pas du tout pratique !!!
Je regrette, mais les livres de White Knight Press sont disponibles seulement en anglais.
Merci !….. c’est bien dommage !
Le livre est écrit dans une langue directe et simple, sans jargon (mais sans imprécision non plus). Il est, me semble-t-il, accessible à des francophones d’origine sans pour autant nécessiter un super niveau d’anglais (une connaissance des termes et notions photographiques de base sera bien entendu indispensable, il ne s’agit pas non plus d’un roman sentimental)
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Hi, looks like an excellent guide . I note the recent firmware update to 2.0 allows shooting in XAVCS format.I assume the guide was not able to cover that as it was not an option at the time of camera release but no harm in asking 🙂
You are correct that the book about the RX10 does not include information about the firmware update, but I did do a blog post that discusses it; here is a link to that post.
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Your guide to the Sony RX10 is excellent, Alex. Many thanks, Paul Sinclair
I got the print version via Amazon. My sincere thanks to the author for this excellent work. The Sony materials that come with the camera and via the Sony website are woefully inadequate. This is the manual that should have come with the RX10. In particular, the explanations and illustrative pictures of the various creative style and picture effect modes was most helpful.
I have the Sony HVL-F43M flash unit and the Sony instruction materials for this are equally obscure. Do you have a similar guide to this flash, or know where to get some information?
Thanks for your comments. I don’t have a book or other guide for the flash unit. I found a pretty good introduction to the flash on YouTube, at this link: http://youtu.be/YwKYfm8gBFM.
Also, you might find some good information on Sony flash units in general from the articles, books, and videos available at http://friedmanarchives.com. Gary Friedman is an expert on Sony cameras and flash, and his materials may be quite helpful.
I found and purchase your book for the newly acquired RX10. Thanks.
It is a good read for me as I am used to always read instruction manuals for my devices.
And for the benefit of everyone also purchased a medium size flash that works well with the camera.
Sony HVL-F32M and has the Multi Interface Shoe.
Thanks for your comment and for the information about the flash!
If other people are interested by off camera flash.
I have purchased and tested the following items.
2 SOFACS1M Off-Camera Shoe for External Flash with Multi-Interf
1 FA-MC1AM Off-Camera Flash Cable
So I can use a flash bracket or close by on a stand. Even if this cable is short, longer ones must exist.
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J AIMERAI CE LIVRE EN FRANCAIS
Je regrette, mais ce livre est disponible seulement en anglais.
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I was eagerly awaiting the Nikon DL24-500 biut with the earthquake and production issues, I understand it won’t be available until November, 2016! (To late for my upcoming Safari). The Panasonic FZ1000 has amazing reviews, but not enough reach. So despite the cost and complaints about the obscure menu options, I ordered the brand new Sony RX10-iii. I have read good things about your guide to the RX10-ii- do you know if it will still be useful for the new model? Any plans for an update? I have little time to practice and I am a rank amateur photographer:) Thank you!
I will be doing a book for the RX10 III, but not for a few more months. I don’t have the camera yet, and probably won’t get it until July. In the meantime, I believe the RX10 II book would be fairly helpful, although there would be some areas of difference. I will send you a further reply by email.
Very helpful guide but do you have update for version 2 hardware update?
Yes — Here is a link to the information page for that book. Let me know if you have further questions. Thanks.
Thanks but I didn’t make myself very clear, I have your guide on rx10 but I have updated software to version 2 and wondered if you have an update for the video codec they have included and how best to use it, that is for the original rx10 but with updated software ?
I did have a blog post about the update; here is a link to that post. That is the only update I have posted, apart from publishing new, updated books for the RX10 II and RX10 III cameras themselves.
I read that to insert a SD card the label faces to the back of the camera body. On mine it faces the front. However a very useful guide and very readable.
Sorry issue addressed.