On DSLR cameras, there is Program mode and Automatic mode.. Could someone explain the difference?
Answer by Rizzy
Mar 08, 2011 at 06:58 PM
As a photographer, I have sent many people to this site; it explains perfectly what each mode does/doesn't do.
thanks.. really helped..
Answer by David
Mar 08, 2011 at 06:48 PM
Program mode allows you to make all of the adjustments to the camera for image capture such as f-stop, light balance, focus, etc. Automatic does all of that plus some for you.
I have a Sony NEX 5 DSLR and the only feature difference I can notice between P and Auto is that on P, I can change exposure.. On neither of them can I change the f-stop and I can change the focus on both..
I have a Canon EOS 30D that I'm making my refernce from. Yours is defintely different. When you say you're changing the focus on automatic, are you actually changing the focus or the zoom range? In other words, when you press the capture button do you notice a slight image re-adjustment?
Just for arguments sake, I use auto for everything because I've never had formal training to understand the different settings enough to make them work correctly.
Well I can change the focus on any mode depending on if I have set Auto focus or Manual focus in the menu.. On auto, if I enable Manual focus, I can move the focus ring and adjust it manually..
You're right, I stand corrected. I looked up your camera and also went to the site Rizzy posted.
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