Landscape Mode

Landscape Mode is normally used for photographing outdoor scenery. In theory, the camera chooses settings based on the assumption that your focal point is in the center of the viewfinder.

Landscape mode is just like any of the other autoexposure modes. If you’re a good photographer and know how to manually adjust the camera’s settings, the landscape mode will not produce better pictures than manual settings. All of the autoexposure modes operate on the assumptions made by the camera’s computer. If you want the best pictures, learn how to manually set the ISO, shutter speed, and aperture.

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


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