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    I'm puzzling over what the difference is between the "Auto" and "P(rogram)" settings on the main dial on the 620.

    Could someone elucidate?

    Thanks in advance

    David

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    I think the only difference is AUTO is completely AUTOMATIC, where as Program is the same as Auto BUT it lets you change settings aswell (ie. you could choose flash on or off).

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    • #3
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      Yeah P mode chooses the settings (aperture and shutter speed) but you can adjust them with the wheel, Auto doesn't change settings when you move the wheel.

      Paul

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      • #4
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        I hope I can clear this up for you

        P (Program) means the camera will decide the aperture and shutter speed for you. You can still alter other settings, like white balance, exposure compensation, ISO, and these will be remembered by the camera.

        Auto mode is just like Program mode, but when you select it, default settings are invoked. It's a convenience mode. If you have been experimenting in Program (or any other PASM mode), you can instantly revert to Auto mode where the default settings should offer no nasty surprises (like a weird white balance mode, or ridiculous ISO setting, etc.).

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          Re: E620 settings

          Originally posted by Ian View Post
          I hope I can clear this up for you

          P (Program) means the camera will decide the aperture and shutter speed for you. You can still alter other settings, like white balance, exposure compensation, ISO, and these will be remembered by the camera.

          Auto mode is just like Program mode, but when you select it, default settings are invoked. It's a convenience mode. If you have been experimenting in Program (or any other PASM mode), you can instantly revert to Auto mode where the default settings should offer no nasty surprises (like a weird white balance mode, or ridiculous ISO setting, etc.).

          Ian
          Incidentally, the Pen E-P1 introduces iAuto mode, or Intelligent Auto, which means the camera will evaluate the scene you are trying to photograph and may select a preset scene mode to optimise the camera performance.

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          • #6
            Re: E620 settings

            Thanks guys!

            David

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            • #7
              Re: E620 settings

              While you are at it, please do not set that Gradation to AUTO..NORMAL would do. At AUTO the pictures tend to be very noisy.
              * Henry
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              • #8
                Re: E620 settings

                Ah - thanks!

                Hadn't got round to thinking about that yet! Will change it next time I use the camera.

                David

                PS what about white balance? Is auto ok for most of the time?

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                • #9
                  Re: E620 settings

                  Set it to Auto. There is also a setting that enable the WB sensor. make sure that is on.
                  * Henry
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                  All my garbage so far.

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                  • #10
                    Re: E620 settings

                    OK thanks!

                    David

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