Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video What is Program mode?, part of Learning the Nikon D5200 and D5300.
- The programmed auto mode of your camera…automatically adjusts shutter speed and aperture…based on a built-in program.…This is often a useful mode if you want to shoot snapshots,…or you're dealing with tough lighting…and you'd like the camera to choose some,…or most of the exposure settings for you.…When shooting in program auto mode, the camera…will determine both the shutter speed and aperture.…However, you're free to choose how the auto focus,…white balance, ISO and file format behave.…While the camera calculates exposure using a program,…you still have some choices.…
With options like flexible program…and exposure compensation, you can alter the camera's…initial shutter speed and aperture choices.…For this reason, program mode is very useful to shooting…as you get more comfortable with your camera's controls.…It gives you more control than a full auto mode,…but still ensures that you get…a proper exposure in most cases.…To change to program mode, rotate the mode dial to the "P".…That's for program mode.…
- Getting ready to shoot
- Shooting in scene modes
- Working with the built-in flash
- Changing ISO
- Focusing with modes or by hand
- Understanding shutter release mode
- Switching metering modes
- Shooting with an external flash
- Shooting video
Skill Level Beginner
1. Quick Start
2. A Closer Look at the Camera
3. Shooting in Programmed Auto Mode
4. Exploring Autofocus
5. Understanding Shutter-Release Modes
Using the self-timer2m 20s
6. Understanding Exposure Controls
7. Beyond the Basics
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