Programmed Mode is usually listed on the exposure dial as “P.” Programmed mode is almost the same as full auto but not quite. In programmed mode you’re able to adjust some of the camera’s settings yourself. In programmed mode you can set the ISO, white balance, and how the camera focuses. Depending on the specific manufacturer of the camera, you should be able to select the light metering, auto focus area, noise reduction, image quality, and image size.
If you haven’t already done so, be sure to read our page on Autoexposure Modes.
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