Camera setting?

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  1. Mr.Bluesky

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    What does the P setting on the dial represent? I've never used it before.
     
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    program mode
     
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    Program mode. It's a semi-automatic setting whereby the camera will choose the aperture and shutter mode to achieve the correct exposure.

    The difference between P and Auto is that in P you have the option to shift the settings. For example, say your camera indicated a correct exposure would be achieved with F/4 and 1/500s, you could then shift the values in one click/turn to F/8 1/250s or any other combination, maintaining the correct exposure, but giving you a greater level of control.
     
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    ok, thanks.
     
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    Also, I think you can adjust the ISO too :)
     
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    When I don't need total control of aperture and shutter speed Program mode is a good choice. It gives more control than auto (to control DOF, or capture motion without blur for example) without requiring a lot of extra time to change settings.
     

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