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Mar 12

Digital Camera Modes

If you’ve just purchased a new top rated digital camera, like the Panasonic LUMIX or the Nikon COOLPIX with GPS, it can take some time and experimentation to learn all the different shooting modes. Even though point and shoot cameras can be used in Auto mode, you can improve the quality of your shots by using the best settings for different shooting situations.


If you’re shooting sweeping vistas, landscape mode gives you the widest lens. This lets you capture the full scene, from mountain ranges to coastal panoramas.


When you’re shooting pictures of your friends and family on your top rated digital camera, portrait mode keeps facial features focused and proportionate. Say cheese!

Kids & Pets / Sports

They sure are cute, but it can be tough to capture a good picture of fast moving kids and animals. This mode increases the shutter speed so that you can catch them in action.

Macro (Food/Museum)

This mode is best for when you’re shooting close ups. It allows you to get close to the subject for magnified results and greater detail.

Night mode

Your top rated digital camera can take great outdoor night shots. This mode uses a longer shutter speed to capture details and shadows. Oh, what a night!

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