Auto mode on the GR Digital IV takes care of all of the camera's settings for you, allowing you to just point-n-shoot. You can see above the varying amounts of information that can be shown on the LCD screen. Notice the upgraded electronic level, that works two ways at once instead of one like the Digital III.
Program mode chooses your shooting settings for you, but gives you more control over the camera. Things like ISO, WB and metering are all at your control now.
In manual mode, you have full control over every aspect of the camera. This also gives you full creativity and is perfect for more advanced users. The f/1.9 lens is a great help in low-light, but the f/9 min. aperture can make some bright scenes tough.
In scene mode you have 4 options to choose from. DR (dynamic range) captures two images at the same time to combine the light and dark areas for a HDR-like effect. Interval Composite will capture a large number of images to combine over a time period, giving you long star trails through the sky at night. Skew Correct mode will take an object that is photographed from an angle and straighten it out to look like it was captured perfectly. Finally we have video mode, allowing the camera to capture VGA movies with sound.
The 4-way controller provides you with 3 shortcuts to macro mode, flash settings and the auto bracketing menu (Fn1). The Fn1 menu can be changed in the camera menu to control a number of camera features besides the default.
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