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Shutter priority

Index Shutter priority

Shutter priority refers to a setting on some cameras that allows the user to choose a specific shutter speed while the camera adjusts the aperture to ensure correct exposure. [1]

6 relations: Aperture, Aperture priority, Digital camera modes, Exposure (photography), Mode dial, Shutter speed.


In optics, an aperture is a hole or an opening through which light travels.

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Aperture priority

Aperture priority, often abbreviated A or Av (for aperture value) on a camera mode dial, is a setting on some cameras that allows the user to set a specific aperture value (f-number) while the camera selects a shutter speed to match it that will result in proper exposure based on the lighting conditions as measured by the camera's light meter.

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Digital camera modes

Most digital cameras support the ability to choose among a number of configurations, or modes, for use in various situations.

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Exposure (photography)

In photography, exposure is the amount of light per unit area (the image plane illuminance times the exposure time) reaching a photographic film or electronic image sensor, as determined by shutter speed, lens aperture and scene luminance.

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Mode dial

A mode dial or camera dial is a dial used on digital cameras to change the camera's mode.

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Shutter speed

In photography, shutter speed or exposure time is the length of time when the film or digital sensor inside the camera is exposed to light, also when a camera's shutter is open when taking a photograph.

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S mode (photography), Shutter priority mode, Shutter speed priority, Shutter-priority, Shutter-speed priority, Time value mode, Tv mode, Tv mode (photography).


[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shutter_priority

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