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Getting Started with Your Sony NEX-6 Camera

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Jerod Foster covers a few things you need to know before firing up your Sony NEX-6, including choosing and formatting your memory card, updating NEX-6's firmware, cleaning the sensor, using the right format (RAW or JPEG), choosing lenses and focal lengths, and understanding exposure, motion, and depth of field.

A Few Things to Know and Do Before You Begin Taking Pictures

Now that we’ve covered the top ten tasks to get you up and shooting, we should probably take care of some other important details. You must become familiar with certain features of your camera before you can take full advantage of it. Additionally, we will take some steps to prepare the camera and memory card for use. So to get things moving, let’s start off with something that you will definitely need before you can take a single picture: a memory card.

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