Program mode , when and why using it ? Locked

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Autonerd Senior Member • Posts: 2,494
Re: Program mode , when and why using it ?

Tbamed wrote:

What's the practical uses of the P mode ?

I usually shoot in one of the semi-auto modes, and when I remember, I try to "park" the camera in "P" mode. Why? I can't count the number of times I've grabbed the camera to take a quick shot, only to realize the camera was still in "S" mode at 1/30 and I've just totally botched my shot of a fast-moving car. (Or some similar scenario.)

Leaving it in P mode ensures that if I have to pull out the camera and shoot so quickly that I don't have time to check and manipulate the settings (or I'm so excited about the shot that I just plain forget), I have a decent chance of my photo coming out.

There are other times when I switch to P mode -- if it's a bright sunny day and I'm shooting in a situation where precise exposure parameters don't matter much, I might lock in ISO 100 and leave it in P and let the camera do what it does.


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