This is one of the most underused features of mirrorless cameras today – and many later DSLRs that came before them. We’re talking about the custom saved settings feature. These settings presets, usually accessible via the mode dial on top of your camera, allow you to instantly recall a set of saved settings whenever you need them. They’re massively helpful when regularly using your camera in different situations.
In this video, photographer Rick Bebbington walks us through how and why he sets them up on his Sony A7R IV mirrorless cameras. But Sony isn’t the only brand that offers such a feature. They all do. And when you’re regularly switching between different uses – like video vs stills, or regular shooting vs astrophotography or focus stacking for macro – they can save a lot of time in your workflow.