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Old Jul 22, 2006, 5:37 PM   #1
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What are the differences and when would they be used? What about the other "automatic" modes? The manual is very lacking in the descriptions for the "scene" modes. Thanks.
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Old Jul 22, 2006, 6:16 PM   #2
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For starters understand that "P" for program is also essentially and automatic mode.Yoiu push the shutter release half way down, the camera completes the focus, tell you what aperture and shutter speed it will use. If that setting is OK with you, just continuepushing on the shutter and your photo is done.

The BIG/HUGE advantage of P is that now, you have the ability to chage things that you cannot do in automatic.Here is a partial list to sell you on the idea that you ought to use P for program instead of automatic:

You CAN change these items it P, but NOT in automatic:


Exposure Compensation

Flash Compensation

Your Flash Modes

and those are the "biggies."


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Old Jul 22, 2006, 6:44 PM   #3
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With the DS, the Auto Pict mode automatically selects one of the scene modes based on the camera's computer's decision about what the scene is like.*Normal mode does not use the scene modes. It is similar to P but disallows some controls.*I believe the DL's behavior is similar.
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