From ba­sic to cre­ative

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THE SHOOT­ING mode dial of most Canon cam­eras is di­vided into Ba­sic Zone and Cre­ative Zone modes. The for­mer in­cludes Scene modes like Land­scape and Por­trait, while the lat­ter is for more ex­pert use and con­tains P (Pro­gram), Tv (Time value), Av (Aper­ture value) and M (Man­ual) modes. Bridg­ing the gap be­tween the two zones is the CA (Cre­ative Auto) mode. In this case, the Quick menu (Q but­ton) gives ac­cess to eas­ily ad­just­ing the back­ground blur by widen­ing or nar­row­ing the aper­ture. For wider-rang­ing con­trol over all avail­able shoot­ing at­tributes, switch to Pro­gram mode. A bet­ter de­scrip­tion is ‘Pro­gram shift’ be­cause, while the cam­era aims to serve up the ideal com­bi­na­tion of shut­ter speed and aper­ture, you can shift the set­tings by turn­ing the main dial, next to the shut­ter but­ton.

The Canon 77D will suit be­gin­ners but has enough ad­vanced op­tions for those en­thu­si­asts look­ing to ad­vance their pho­tog­ra­phy

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