Program Shift

March 6, 2001 by
Filed under: Glossary, Glossary_P 

Program Shift allows you select specific aperture and shutter speed combinations when you’re in a fully-automatic Program mode. Program shift features usually work like this: in Program mode, press the shutter button halfway to meter and lock focus. Now, adjust the Program shift control. The camera will automatically cycle through all reciprocal shutter speed/aperture combinations for that particular exposure. So, you end up with the same level of exposure, but you can choose between a shutter speed/aperture combo that has a faster or slower shutter speed, or larger or smaller aperture. Program shift gives you a great degree of manual control, even when you’re in a fully automatic program mode. Consult your camera manual for details.


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  1. P mode? - Page 4 on Tue, 6th Nov 2012 9:53 am
  2. [...] some less sophisticated bridge/P&S cameras today, but it does not apply to a modern DSLR. A program shift feature is pretty standard today in DSLRs and is also incorporated into many bridge cameras. That [...]

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