This is a really fun mode to play around with and can create some wonderfully colorful and interesting shots.
This one is pretty fun when you're out on the town with your friends or at a party. Night mode takes advantage of a technique known as slow sync flash. Here's how it works.
Night Mode: Pre-programmed exposure mode built into cameras to help photographers with taking photos at night.
However, you will never find, on any camera, anywhere, no matter how much you spend and no matter how much the sales person tells you how invaluable a cameras multitude of 'modes' and 'features' are, ...
Uses wide apertures and long exposures for shooting in dark conditions. Use of a tripod, remote release or self-timer is recommended. White balance, metering, focus mode and ISO are fixed but exposure compensation is still available.
The camera uses slower shutter speed and wider aperture opening along with a flash to get correct lighting in foreground and background.
Scenes mode (SCN) ...
Most digital cameras offer a night mode setting that can provide a baseline to help you get started, but this same mode can be limiting when it comes to shutter speed.
In P (program) mode and all flash-using PIC (icon) modes except for night mode (if your camera has it) the camera uses the flash as the primary light source for the foreground subject.
Champs-Élysées, Paris using Night Mode (IXUS 50)
Maria la Gorda, Cuba, (Ixus 800)
Grand Hotel (Sri Lanka) flower garden
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Shutter-priority mode may be the only way to choose a specific shutter speed on some compact cameras. Night mode permits a long shutter speed to properly expose for low ambient light; ...
All of the features you're already familiar with from iBooks are present: you can search, you can bookmark pages, adjust font and type size, even switch page color from white to sepia or to night mode, ...
In addition, the camera may also have several pre-set modes; the most common include landscape, portrait, sports and night mode. The symbols used for each mode vary slightly from camera to camera, but will likely appear similar to those below: ...
Shooting in night mode with your Point & Shoot camera may provide the same effect.
These SLOW sync modes are also in many P/S cameras. In a P/S camera one typically pushes the flash button until a little moon and city icon ("Night Mode" in Japanese) appears.
See also: Mode, Image, Camera, Speed, Light