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

Turning the mode dial to [P] (Program Shift mode) allows you to take a picture while changing the combination of aperture and shutter speed.

P mode

* Aperture
With the GXR with RICOH LENS P10, selectable f-numbers are as follows.
At the wide end (28mm equivalent) : F3.5 / F7.0 (2 steps)
At the tele end (300mm equivalent) : F5.6 / F7.7 / F15.4 (3 steps)

* 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 the 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. While pressing the mode dial lock release button, turn the mode dial to [P].
Turn the mode dial to [P].
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
The selected mode symbol will be displayed in the picture display,

3. Remove your finger from the shutter release button.

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.

5. Press the shutter release button to shoot.

memo [Available shutter speed and aperture]
The available shift ranges of the combinations of shutter speed and aperture at each exposure value vary depending on the camera unit. See the program diagram for the RICOH LENS P10 as follows.

[Program diagram for RICOH LENS P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC]

This is an example of the shutter speed and aperture combinations available when [Flash Off] and [ISO 100] have been selected. The gray area shows a guide of the available shift ranges. The actual value will vary depending on EV (exposure value). For the largest aperture value, the camera uses a combination of aperture and ND filter.

Answer ID: EDXR01009
Date created: July 2, 2010
Date modified: July 6, 2010
Product: GXR (RICOH LENS P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC)
Operating system:   --
Category: Hardware operations
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