Action Mode

Action Mode is normally used for action shots. Pretty obvious, huh? The camera assumes the subject is moving and chooses a faster shutter speed to capture the action.

I’ve heard established professional photographers refer to action mode as the “running man”. The symbol representing the action mode is often a man running. With today’s super-sophisticated cameras, it’s seldom necessary to switch to the action mode. Chances are the camera’s computer already knows the subject is moving. To be sure you get the best picture possible, you can switch to the running man.

If you haven’t already done so, be sure to read our page on Autoexposure Modes.

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