Why is Aperture Priority mode the most prefered camera mode?

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Why is Aperture Priority mode the most prefered camera mode?

Someone did a survey asking "which camera mode do you use the most out of Auto, Program, Manual, Shutter or Aperture"? There was a large percentage that used the Aperture Priority mode. The second highest was the Program mode but Aperture Priority was ahead by a large percentage.

I thought that the Shutter mode might be used more as you can adjust the shutter for fast moving objects and for hand holding the camera in low light conditions.

Maybe photographers like to control the depth of field or there is some other reason to use Aperture Priority.

My main mode is 'P' as usually the camera gets the correct exposure and I can control both the aperture and shutter speed without changing the exposure. If the exposure needs changing then I can use the Exposure Compensation setting.

Brian

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