My Sony Alpha QX1, via the interface running on the separate smart phone, has shooting modes "P" and two others with icons only in different colors, and zero explanation other than that they are automatic.
My Sony alpha 6000 has the same modes, and the instructions are remarkably non-informative. One is "Intelligent Auto" and the other is "Superior Intelligent Auto", and the "P" mode is described as intelligent and automatic but called simply Program mode.
There is no explanation of what they do or do differently, other than that (all of them) choose settings automatically. If they improved the algorithm, why do they still have the old one instead of just the current better one? Why have a choice if we have no idea why one would choose one over the other?
In Canon cameras, the green rectangle is different from the normal "P" in that it prevents any overrides or advanced features including RAW files. But that's not the case here, as I found RAW was still enabled and I could use program-shift even in the icon-bearing modes.
So what's the point?