I never played with the ShutterSpeed Priority mode before I’m embarrassed to say, but I did today with the Sony Alpha 77 and all I can say is WOW. The potential for this video mode is incredible and I cannot wait to try other things like taillights, spinning anything, blowing trees, etc. I know I probably sound like an excited little kid, but this really is cool and if you have not tried it yet check it out!
Basically you change the dial on the a77 to video mode. Once there you can hit the Fn (function) button and change the video mode. This is where the camera tells you “This mode is only available in Manual Focus”, and then it pops up as if your ready to record, but it’s actually in (P) Mode. This is a bit odd, but once you know it happens it’s not that big deal. Just change the focus dial on the front to manual and then go back into the Function (Fn) area and re-select the ShutterSpeed video mode (Top Left). As long as your in manual focus before you enter this menu you will not be prompted with that annoying message above.
Hopefully that makes sense to you, if not just ask some questions below and will be happy to clear things up 😉
In any event, once you get the Sony A77 into ShutterSpeed Priority Video Mode you can manipulate the shutter and the camera will adjust the aperture for you. If you have the ISO set to auto, it will also adjust that for you, but I prefer to set mine manually as the camera tends to pick high ISO’s and I don’t want that, nor should you!!
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