Definition: Automatic mode
is a mode in a digital camera where the camera's software fully controls all aspects of the photograph, from the shutter speed to the aperture setting to the focus. The photographer has no specific control over the settings for a particular photograph.
Contrast this with manual controls, where the photographer can set any aspect of the camera's settings manually. Most digital cameras have a fully automatic mode. Advanced cameras often have both manual and automatic modes, while point and shoot cameras have only fully automatic modes.
Also Known As: fully automatic