Intelligent Auto gives the camera total control over the shooting settings. The camera will even choose the best scene mode for your current situation, if one is appropriate. This allows you to just point-n-shoot with the camera and not worry about how your images will turn out.
Program mode is another automatic shooting mode that controls the main shooting settings and giving the user control over some of the others. This allows for a little bit of creativity and control without having to worry about the final outcome, as the camera will make the adjustments based on your settings.
Manual mode gives the photographer complete control over the camera. Shutter speed, aperture and all of the other settings are at your control. The camera will not make any other adjustments for you here, so you will need to know what you are doing.
Scene Modes: Portrait, Beauty, Landscape, Night Scene, Night+Portrait, Sport, Indoor, Self Portrait, Sunset, Fireworks, Cuisine, Documents, Beach & Snow, Pet Mode - Cat, Pet Mode - Dog, Super Macro, Backlight HDR.
Magic Shooting Modes: Pop Art, Pin Hole, FishEye, Soft Focus, Punk, Sparkle, Watercolor, Reflection, Miniature, Fragmented, Dramatic.
Pressing the OK button while in shooting mode gives you access to the quick menu on the right side of the screen. In program mode you have access to the flash, self-timer, exposure compensation, white balance, ISO, Burst shooting, Image size and Image aspect. At the bottom is also a way into the main menu.
- Reset - Changes the settings back to the camera's default
- Compression - Fine, Normal
- Shadow adjust - Auto, On, Off
- Touch Shutter - On or Off
- AF mode - Face/iESP, Spot, AF Tracking
- ESP/Spot - ESP, spot
- Digital zoom - On, Off
- Image stabilizer - On, Off, While Exposing
- AF illumination - On, Off
- Recording view - On, Off
- Picture orientation - On, Off
- Icon guide - On, Off
- Date stamp - On, Off
- Super Res Zoom - Enlarges the image without taking away from the image quality
Although the camera features a dedicated video recording button that can record at any time, no matter what shooting mode the camera is in, it also features its own video recording mode. This mode gives you access to more control over the movies themselves, including high speed video capture and the ability to seamlessly capture still images while recording.
- Image Size - 1080p, 720p, VGA
- IS Movie Mode - Off, On, Hybrid
- Microphone - On or Off
- Wind Noise Setting - On or Off