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Aperture priority only in manual mode?

What does it mean that the Epson PC3000Z has aperture priority only in manual mode. I know what aperture priority is but I do not understand its limitation to manual mode.

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Re: aperture priority only in manual mode?

Yes. You pick the apature (the 3000 keeps it aorund the setting you pick) and then it automaticly adjusts the speed for you.

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Re: aperture priority only in manual mode?

The 3000z has three settings that you can operate the camera under: 1) full automatic; 2) Program mode; 3) manual mode. Under full automatic you just point and shoot. Under Program mode, you can set the camera to a variety of pre-programmed settings (such as Sports mode, Landscape mode, Portrait mode, or Normal), which adjusts the aperature and shutter accordingly. Finally, under manual mode, you have control over the functions of the camera. Within the manual mode setting, you have the ability to place the camera to Aperature Priority. In other words, you can only set the camera to aperature priority when you place the camera in manual mode. If you place the camera in full automatic you can not make the adjustment. This is not a camera limitation. This is just the location that you turn aperature priority on. I generally leave the camera in full manual. In full manual you can place the camera to an automatic anyway if you like.

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That is exactly what happens if you turn off the LCD. It goes into AUTO EXPOSURE. The same thing happens if you are in SHUTTER PRIORITY MODE. APERTURE PRIORITY MODE keeps your setting when going to just the viewfinder. I guess they did this because there is no way to change your settings with the screen off. It would be nice be able to keep those settings for situations where the light is not going to change and you want to save the battery. On the other hand, in manual mode I like the confirmation screen to be sure that the light didn't change.

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s I understand it from what I have seen on the Web, the 3000Z can operate in several modes: 1. Fully automatic (camera select both 2. Manual (user sets both aperture and shutter speed). 3. Aperture Priority mode - user sets aperture and camera chooses correct shutter speed to get a good exposure Apparently there is no Shutter Priority mode (user cannot set only the shutter er speed and allow the camera to set the aperature to get a good exposure). This option is available on the Epson 850Z camera and this seems like a silly ommision to make on a "high-end" camera like the 3000Z.

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