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Best picture mode

I want to understand the meaning of various picture mode like S, M, A, P, Potrait etc. Further I want to download the user manual for DMC FZ5



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Re: Best picture mode

Speed= Shutter Speed
A= Apeture
I you are asking about the meaning of the above this suggests you are just starting out so the best setting is P[Program]
This lets the camera select for its self the optimum settings.
With more than 60 years of photography behind me - I still use 'P' for snapping around.
If you want to go further you will have go get a good book.

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