Digital cameras offer a range of different shooting modes, usually on a main mode dial on the top of the camera. These may be referred to as exposure modes, since they are mainly to do with the camera’s exposure settings. Just about all cameras offer a point and shoot Auto mode, often marked in green […]
Automatic mode designed for beginners where the camera applies the settings that best suit the subject you’re shooting (landscape, portrait, action etc). Some cameras can analyse the scene in front of you and choose a scene mode automatically. Experts don't normally bother with scene modes because they're designed solely for those who don't really want to get involved with individual camera settings. If you do know your way around a camera, you'll generally want to make your own choices about the settings.