Easy Auto mode is the simplest shooting mode that you will find on the L830. Here the camera will take care of everything for you, allowing you to concentrate on composing your images. The only thing you have to worry about controlling is the flash, since it does not pop up automatically.
Auto mode is the basic shooting mode for the camera, acting like a Program mode on most cameras. It gives you control over some of the camera settings(ISO, White Balance, etc.), allowing some creative control to your images. Shutter and Aperture settings are still controlled by the camera.
For difficult shooting situations, the camera allows you to pick the best pre-programmed scene mode for your situation. The Scene modes include: Portrait, Landscape, Sports, Night Portrait, Party/Indoor, Beach, Snow, Sunset, Dusk/Dawn, Night Landscape, Close-Up, Food, Museum, Fireworks Show, Black & White Copy, Backlighting, Easy Panorama and Pet Portrait.
Nikon has also included some creative filters that you can use while capturing your images for even more creativity: Soft, Sepia, Monochrome, High Key, Low Key, Selective Color, Pop, Super Vivid, Cross Process, Toy Camera 1-2.
The 4-way controller allows you to navigate the camera menu systems and gives you control of the camera. It also acts as a shortcut to the Flash, Self-Timer, Exposure Compensation and Macro settings.
Auto Shooting Menu:
- Image mode - 16M* (4608x3456*), 16M (4608x3456) 8M (3264x2448), 4M (2272x1704), 2M (1600x1200), VGA (640x480), 16:9 (4608x2592), 1:1 (3456x3456)
- White Balance - Auto, Preset Manual, Daylight, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Cloudy, Flash
- Continuous - Single, Continuous H, Continuous L, Continuous H: 120fps, Continuous H: 60fps, BSS, Multi-shot 16
- ISO Sensitivity - Auto, Fixed Range Auto, Preset: 125, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
- Color Options - Standard color, Vivid color, Black-and-White, Sepia, Cyanotype
- AF Area Mode - Face Priority, Manual, Center, Subject Tracking and Target Finding AF
Movie Mode Options:
- Movie Options - HD 1080p 30p (1920x1080), HD 1080p 60i (1920x1080), HD 720p 30p (1280x720), iFrame 720 30p (960x540), 480 30p (640x480), HS 240/8x, HS 480/4x, HS 720/2x, HS 1080/0.5x
- AF Area Mode - Face Priority, Center
- Autofocus Mode - Single AF, Full-Time AF
- Movie VR - On, Off, Hybrid
- Wind Noise Reduction - On or Off