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Front cover of Sony RX10 book

Photographer’s Guide to the Sony DSC-RX10


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.


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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.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 504 pages
  • Publisher: White Knight Press (March 21, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1937986225
  • ISBN-13: 978-1937986223
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 5.4 x 8.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds

54 thoughts on “Photographer’s Guide to the Sony DSC-RX10

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  3. Einhart

    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.


  4. Gary

    Can you let me know when this is available for download? I’m in the UK, so Amazon US is a slow option.

  5. Wade Maney

    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

    1. Alex White

      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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  7. Leigh

    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.

    1. Alex White

      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.

      1. Leigh

        Thanks. In that I case I’ll probably go PDF on my iPad and ePub on my iPhone to get the best of both.

          1. Leigh

            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.

          2. Alex White

            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.

  8. Leigh

    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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  13. JCF

    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.)

    1. Alex White

      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.

  14. Roxanie

    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 !!!


      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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  16. Tom bonass

    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 🙂

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  18. William Djang

    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?

  19. Michel Poirier

    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.

      1. Michel Poirier

        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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  23. TEE

    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!

    1. Alex White

      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.

  24. Michael long

    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 ?

  25. David Brown

    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.


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