[Question] About the P mode (P: Program Shift mode).

If you turn the mode dial to [P] (Program Shift mode), you can change the combination of aperture and shutter speed.

* Aperture
  Select a low aperture value (open aperture) to emphasize the main subject by blurring background. Selecting a higher aperture value (close aperture) brings both the background and main subject into focus.

* Shutter speed
  Making the shutter speed faster will capture a moment like having the fast-moving subject stop. Or making the shutter speed slower will capture a trail of moving subject, which will be able to create the scene in fluid motion.

Operating procedure

The procedures for shooting in Program Shift mode are shown below.

  1. 1. Turn the mode dial to [P].

    P: Program Shift mode

  2. 2. Press the shutter release button halfway. The current shutter speed and aperture combination is displayed on the screen.

    Press the shutter release button halfway

  3. 3. Remove your finger from the shutter release button.
  5. 4. Turn the Up-down dial to select a different combination of shutter speed and aperture.

    Up-down dial

    The aperture and shutter speed combination appears for about 10 seconds. During this period you can adjust the setting with the Up-down dial.

  6. 5. Press the shutter release button to shoot.

    [Program diagram]
    Program diagram
    • This is an example of the shutter speed and aperture combinations available when [Flash Off] and [ISO 100] have been selected.
    • The aperture value and shutter speed can be shifted within the area indicated in gray. This will change depending on the exposure value (EV).

Answer ID: EDCG09309
Date created: October 22, 2009
Date modified: --
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Category: Hardware Operations

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