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Problem with "P mode"?

I can't get my camera to not showing up with the prgrammed or the "P mode" as i like to call it... everytime i turn on the camera all you see is the P, auto-flash and some other stuff that i don't want to be there. I need to take it off that mode and turn it on do i do that?

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Re: Problem with "P mode"?

Press 'mode' button and simultaneously turn scroll button situated in front of the shutter release button to move from P to other settings.

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