Exposure Modes on the Nikon D7500 - dummies

Exposure Modes on the Nikon D7500

By Julie Adair King

Part of Nikon D7500 For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Your choice of exposure mode determines how much control you have over picture settings, including options that affect exposure, color, and autofocusing features. Set the exposure mode via the Mode dial shown here. For the most control, switch to P, S, A, or M mode.


Exposure Mode Description
Auto Completely automatic photography; the camera analyzes the scene and tries to choose settings that produce the best results.
Auto Flash Off Same as Auto, but with flash disabled.
Scene Offers options for capturing specific types of scenes: portraits, landscapes, sports photos, and so on.
U1 and U2 Custom user modes that you create, storing all the settings you like to use for a particular shooting situation.
Effects Enables you to add special effects to pictures and movies as you shoot them.
P (Programmed Autoexposure) Camera selects both the f-stop and shutter speed to ensure proper exposure, but you can choose from multiple combinations of the two settings.
S (Shutter-priority Autoexposure) You set shutter speed, and the camera selects the f-stop that will produce a good exposure.
A (Aperture-priority Autoexposure) You select f-stop, and the camera selects the shutter speed that will produce a good exposure.
M (Manual Exposure) You control both the shutter speed and f-stop.