I use the camera manually, as if it were an old fashioned Leica rangefinder from the film era. This is crazy, I know, but I have set camera up so that nothing is automatic. I am however, getting to the point of adjusting the basic menu that was set up for me by the camera store when I bought the camera. I do need a bit more flexibility in adjusting exposures up or down in specific situations.
What is really working for me, and what has impressed me, is the Sony's low light capability. This allows me, as in the above image, to photograph hand held in low light, whilst on the morning or afternoon poodlewalks along the southern Fleurieu Peninsula coastline. I was scoping for a possible film shoot, given that there is low tide early in the morning at the moment.