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Difference in Auto Mode and P Mode ?

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fdormoy

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In most cameras, including my Nikon Z7, in the knob we have to set Manual, Aperture, Speed, Program, and Auto, I am not sure to understand what is the difference between the P (Program) mode and Auto Mode.  In the User Manual says that Auto Mode, is A “point-and-shoot” mode in which the camera sets exposure and hue.  In the Program Mode, the camera sets shutter speed and aperture for optimal exposure. Recommended for snapshots and in other situations in which there is little time to adjust camera settings.  But I though the Auto Mode would do the same.  Can someone explain precisely what is the difference between the two ?

 



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Merco_61

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In Auto mode, the camera has full control and overrides the picture control, colour space, ISO and some other settings. Program mode only sets the shutter speed and aperture.



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fdormoy

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Thanks very much for the answer.



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fallout666

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also if want to learn how to be better photographer then letting camera doing work better to start off in p mode then work way up to shutter mode then aperture mode then to full manual once you get hang of things. also do not be afraid to use auto iso at times. i have to since shoot a lot sports photography in low light setting where once side to bright other side to dark too. 







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