Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera ILCE-5100

Photo Creativity

[Photo Creativity] is a mode that allows you to operate the camera intuitively with a different screen display. When the shooting mode is set to (Intelligent Auto) or (Superior Auto), you can change the settings easily and shoot images.

  1. Set the shooting mode to (Intelligent Auto) or (Superior Auto).
  2. Press (Photo Creativity) on the control wheel.
  3. Select the item to be changed using the control wheel.
    (Bkground Defocus):
    Adjusts the blurring of the background.
    Adjusts brightness.
    Adjusts color.
    Adjusts vividness.
    (Picture Effect):
    You can select a desired effect and shoot images with the specific texture.
  4. Select the desired settings.
    • You can use some settings together by repeating steps 3 and 4.
    • To reset the changed settings to the default settings, press the (Delete) button. (Bkground Defocus), (Brightness), (Color) and (Vividness) are set to [AUTO], and (Picture Effect) is set to .
  5. For shooting still images: Press the shutter button.
    When recording movies: Press the MOVIE button to start recording.


  • When [Quality] is set to [RAW] or [RAW & JPEG], you cannot use [Photo Creativity].
  • When you record movies using the [Photo Creativity] function, you can change the (Bkground Defocus) settings only.
  • If you switch the shooting mode to [Intelligent Auto] mode or [Superior Auto] mode, or turn off the product, the settings you have changed revert to the default settings.
  • When the shooting mode is set to [Superior Auto], and you use [Photo Creativity], the product does not perform the overlay processing of images.