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2. What Does It Do? > 2.1. Digital Camera Controls A–Z

Digital Camera Controls A–Z

This chapter covers camera controls alphabetically from A to Z, or more specifically, from Aperture Value Mode to Zooming. New terms are listed in italic. If you’re not sure where to find any of these settings on your particular camera, double-check the owner’s manual, or refer to Chapter 1 of this guide.

NOTE

As always, it’s best to have your camera in hand as you work with the text and study the photo examples. The more you shoot, the more natural these techniques will become.

Aperture Value (Av) Mode

Many intermediate and advanced cameras allow you to choose the aperture setting, and the camera sets the proper corresponding shutter speed. This setting is sometimes denoted as Av, which stands for aperture value. (Some cameras just go with a simple “A” for aperture priority.) You can typically access this setting via the mode dial or as a menu option.


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