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Are scene modes on compact camera much useful?

The scene mode selecting dial on my old compact camera is highly sensitive now, it could easily switch the mode even I don't touch it. Unfortunately there is no spare part left on this model, so I ...
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Why does my shutter only work in the Scene modes, but not Auto?

I have a Nikon D3100. The shutter does not work in many of the settings. In auto it will not work (when I hit the button it will pop the flash up and blink but not take the pic) but it does in ...
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What is the difference between 'P' mode vs. the scene modes?

Is there any difference between 'P' mode with appropriate settings (like aperture etc.) and a specific scene mode? E.g., I wanna shoot a portrait. I can use 'Portrait' scene mode or 'P' mode with ...
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What do the scene modes actually do?

I have a Nikon D3300. It has a full-auto mode, various degrees of semi-auto, and a full-manual mode. It also has a box of what you might call "application-specific" modes, for example "landscape", "...
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When does it help to use scene modes?

I use a Sony NEX-5R, which I'm generally comfortable with -- I generally know what ISO and shutter speed to use, that I should shoot portraits wide open, and I shoot landscapes at the aperture at ...
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Are scene modes, white balance, color tones, and similar just post-processing effects?

What happens when the following settings are changed: White balance Color tones Scene modes Are these parameters affect the way in which the photo is taken or they are just applied by processing by ...
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Can white balance be changed in scene modes with the Nikon Coolpix L23?

Can we change white balance in scene modes (portrait, landscape, etc....) of the Nikon Coolpix L23?
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Why am I getting a slow shutter speed with Child mode on Nikon D3100?

I am just starting out with my Nikon D3100 and taking pictures of my kids who never seem to sit still. I thought that Child mode would be the most appropriate mode to do this with but I seem to be ...
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