Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video What is Programmed Auto mode?, part of Up and Running with the Nikon D600 and D610.
- 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 wanna 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 shoot in,…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.…Once in the mode, you'll notice…
Want to get up and running even faster? Check out the "Quick Start" chapter to learn how to use your D600 or D610 straight out of the box.
- Powering up and shooting with the scene modes
- Reviewing the lens controls
- Changing image format and size
- Adjusting ISO and exposure compensations
- Using Flexible Program mode
- Shooting in continuous low-speed, high-speed, and quiet-shutter-release modes
- Switching between metering modes
- Shooting with flash
- Shooting video
Skill Level Beginner
1. Quick Start
2. A Closer Look
3. Shooting in Programmed Auto Mode
4. Exploring Autofocus
5. Understanding Shutter-Release Modes
6. Understanding Exposure Controls
7. Beyond the Basics
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