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Okay, here's an answer from someone who actually owns several Pentax cameras :) As with all DSLRs, in P mode, by default, it chooses both Aperture and Shutter speed (Note: In the menu, there's an option for "Program Line" that lets you choose whether you prefer a shorter shutter speed for fast moving objects or a small aperture for depth in focus). ...
In my experience (with a Canon, not Pentax, but it's probably similar), P mode is part-way between Auto and Av/Tv modes. The difference between P and full auto is that you are given the option of making creative adjustments, if you want. The camera will use its auto algorithm (or something like it) to choose an aperture and shutter speed, and you can then ...
I sent the question to pentax support and here is the answer: S: Cust. wants to know what the difference is between P mode and Tv and Av mode. T: At P-mode the shutter speed and the aperture will be set automatically. However, the cust. has control over the two values and he can still adjust them. Av mode prioritizes the aperture, so cust. ...
It's for redundancy, in case one card corrupts. Never EVER want that to happen in the middle of a wedding and you lose half the day!! Some photographers use it to store JPEGs on if the bride and groom want a slide show in the evening (tacky but some people love it!) while keeping the RAW files on a different card for editing later.
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