Dr. Harout wrote:Though this was mentioned many many times, but I think it is worthy to mention it one more time on a separate thread:
If you shoot RAW then it would be very wise to adjust the "Creative Style" to "Portrait" with the contrast setting down to minimum (i.e. -3) and you'll experience a viewfinder with much more details in shady areas of a very contrasty scene.
This is definite with the a77 (so with the a65 too), but have to try it with the a55 yet.
Yes, doing all of that is very helpful. Something else I do with my Olympus E-M5 is use the Gradation control. The Gradation control is a curves tool that has 4 settings: Low Key, High Key, Normal, and Auto. Setting it to Low Key further reduces contrast. It seems like the Auto setting is similar to the Sony DRO+ control because this is what it says in the manual:
Divides the image into detailed regions and adjusts the brightness separately for each region. This is effective for images with areas of large contrast in which the whites appear too bright or the blacks appear too dark.
Rather than use the Low Key setting I have mine set to Auto. On another forum when the A55 was new I suggested all of these settings and also that using DRO or DRO+ would probably help the EVF if you shoot raw. For those of you who have a Sony EVF you might see if DRO/DRO+ helps the EVF display because I have never tried it and don't have a Sony.
I also set Saturation to the minimum. This helps a tiny bit in reducing blowouts in the EVF and also makes the histogram and highlight/shadows blinkies a bit more accurate reflection of what is in the raw file.
Since I shoot raw I don't care what the settings do to a jpeg, I just want the EVF to be as useful as possible.