Why do P, S, A, M modes even exist these days?

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Why do P, S, A, M modes even exist these days?
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Hi,

One of the things I apreciate more from my Fuji camera is the lack of a mode dial. Instead, the camera is always in a super manual mode. I think it's a lot more intuitive this way: if you are in "aperture priority" and want to change the shutter speed to a certain value, why on earth do you have to change the mode dial first on other cameras? It's completely unnatural to me. Just change the corresponding dial  from "auto" to the value.

Afaik, only Canon offers this option in its Fv mode. It's a little clumsy to operate, but at least they are trying...

I know, a mode dial let's you choose user defined modes (C1-C4 in the X-S10, for example), but you could have even more of those modes if you only had a SM (Super Manual) mode instead of the usual PASM modes cluggering the dial.

I think Fuji could implement this (a mode dial but only with a SM, C1-C4 and video options) to their "nonlabeled dials" cameras. They would operate different than the other brands and more similar to their "labeled dials" ones.

Thoughts?

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