Article ID : 00158622 / Last Modified : 10/27/2017

Getting Started with Sony α (Alpha) Camera

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Providing the support you need for your Sony® α Camera

Getting Started

Getting blurred images on your camera in different modes? Unsure about the different modes of the camera?

This section provides you with more information about the functions of your camera and guides you on how to take better images.

basic Knowledge

Shooting Tips

Shooting Tips

01 - Basic Knowledge

Improve Your Shooting Techniques by Learning the Basics of Camera Like ISO, Aperture, Shutter Speed, etc.

02 - Shooting Tips

Step by Step Lesson Guide to Learn how to Choose Lenses and Shooting Techniques in Various Scenes

03 - Content Transfer

Learn More on how to Transfer Pictures and Videos From a Camera to Various Device

Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question or an issue? We may already have an answer.


Shooting Tips Compatibility & Accessories

  1. Lens and Accessory Compatibility Information
  2. PlayMemories™ Mobile Function Compatibility
  3. Wireless Flash Guide

Gen info General Information

  1. What is the Difference Between an A-mount and an E-mount?
  2. What is the Electronic Front Curtain Shutter Function?
  3. What is NFC™?

Shooting Tips Settings & Adjustments

  1. How to Clean the Image Sensor for ILCE Series and NEX Series
  2. How Should I Clean the Translucent Mirror and Image Sensor?
  3. How Should Interchangeable Lens Cameras be Stored?
  4. How to Reset or Initialize a Camera Back to Original Factory Settings

Shooting Tips PlayMemories Support

  1. PlayMemories™ Online
  2. PlayMemories Home™
  3. PlayMemories Mobile
  4. PlayMemories™ Camera Apps

Errors & Troubleshooting Errors & Troubleshooting

  1. The Entire Picture Looks Blurry
  2. The Camera Doesn't Recognize the Lens and an Error Message is Displayed
  3. The SteadyShot® Indicator Blinks and an ERROR Icon That Looks Like a Hand Appears
  4. An Image Database File Error Occurs
  5. The Camera Doesn't Focus Using the Auto Focus (AF) Setting
  6. The Battery Doesn't Charge
  7. Error: REINSERT THE MEMORY CARD is Displayed on the LCD Screen

For other topics, refer to the Cameras Interchangeable Lens Support page.

Note: Not all camera models are sold in all countries.