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Old Aug 27, 2004, 8:57 AM   #1
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Last night my son and the dog were rolling around and my son ordered me to get the camera and take a picture--who am I to argue?
When I took the picture (with the kit lens) in P, the camera set a f4 & 4 second exposure. This was the case with and without the onboard flash. Just to see what happened, I switched over to Auto and it popped up the flash and took the picture at f4 & 1/60 second; but the carpet (beige) and everything else around Jackson and the dog was almost black (great when you have a black dog).

Now mind you, I have never used Auto or the scene modes; I have always used P, S, A, or M. But isn't P like Auto except for the fact that you can change other settings (tone, focus point, flash exposure, etc.) or am I mistaken?
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Old Aug 27, 2004, 10:30 AM   #2
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If I remember correctly the ISO is variable and picked by the camera in Auto also.
ie look at the exif, but with a different ISO you may have a different Aperture/Shutter for the same exposure (even if the flash didn't go off).

The flash automatically pops-up in Auto to prevent a user from having camera shake @ lower shutter speeds. It also overides the shutter to 1/60 to sync up with the flash in this mode which it does not do in P.
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