I tried a couple more of the "Picture Effect" modes with the Sony A77.
These are all shot using the 70-200 f2.8G lens. The kit was on a monopod... a tripod would have been better.
This is the straight shot. Taken at f4, 1/400, at ISO250 using the zoom as at 200mm.
The HDR Painting mode can be set to low, med or high. This first one is the Painting mode in high.
In the low mode you get a more subtle effect.
Rich Tone Monochrome seems to take three images and combine them for a better quality black and white image. The file is still a RGB file and still opens in PS at 68mg's, same as the other images.
It was getting dark by the time I tried the Toy Camera mode and Steve was done not catching anything. This shot is dark and darkening the corners doesn't help.
Soft Focus, also has a high, med or low setting. This one is in the low setting.
The Miniature Mode will take the most practice. This is the best of the test shots.