recording modes

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Meadowmaid
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recording modes
Jul 30, 2013

I have a Panasonic DMC-FZ150. Having used traditional cameras for over 30 years before changing to digital, I have always tried to use F11 or F16 when photographing landscapes, in order to achieve a good depth of field. I have also preferred to retain some control eg using aperature priority rather than letting the camera make all the decisions.  However, I find that, using digital cameras,  the recording modes give better results than choosing the settings myself. For instance, the landscape setting on my camera can get more depth of field using an odd combination of aperature and speed such as F4 and 1/1000 sec than I can selecting F11.  Can anyone explain why this is please?  I really dislike letting the camera make all the decisions but I've started to do this now because I just get better results!  Any ideas? Thanks. Meadowmaid.

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