Program shift on the Canon EOS M5

by Terry
(Birmingham, UK)

Canon EOS M5

Canon EOS M5


"Hiya Bruce,
Me again! Do you know how to get program shift on the Canon EOS M5? There's nothing about it in the manual!
Regards,
Terry."


Hi Terry,

Thanks for sending in your question about the Canon M5. For the benefit of the readers here is what Program Shift refers to.

What is Program Shift

Program Shift is also frequently referred to as "Flexible Program". it's really an advanced semi-automatic exposure mode.

Look for the letter P on your camera mode dial. That gets you into program mode. In this mode cameras adjust both the shutter speed and your camera's lens opening to give you the best properly exposed image. You can then manually make an adjustment to one of your camera settings. For instance, you could manually turn your flash on with your M5, if you wanted to create a certain effect, or if you didn't like the natural lighting that was in your scene.

Program Shift is an advanced semi-automatic mode, unlike Automatic mode where you give up all control, you can tweak one of the settings and control color, or shutter speed or even depth of field by changing the setting manually. The Canon M5 will automatically adjust the camera if needed to ensure you still get the correct exposure. You just have to pay attention to what settings the M5 makes in response to your manually made change.

There is no specific need to "enable" the program shift that I know of; just manually adjust the specific setting you want to override.

Good Luck
Bruce

Click here to read or post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Ask The Canon Geek.

Author Bruce Lovelace
Bruce Lovelace Signature

Bruce Lovelace is the publisher of Canon Camera Geek. Read more about him on the About Page. He also publishes how to articles and camera gear reviews at the Photography Tips website.

View some of Bruce's photos on Instagram  and Flickr  Watch him on YouTube. Visit the Canon Geek FaceBook Group. Bruce runs photo workshops and provides 1 on 1 digital photography coaching.


Search for articles on this Site:


Recent Articles

  1. This Helpful Canon Camera Backpacks Comparison Will Help You Choose

    Jan 18, 20 06:55 AM

    There are several variations and many sources to buy one of the Canon Camera Backpacks. Here is what you need to know

    Read More

  2. Best Selling Canon Cameras for Under 500 Dollars-Updated For This Year

    Jan 17, 20 10:21 AM

    There are just a couple of choices for the Best Selling Canon Cameras for Under 500 Dollars

    Read More

  3. Canon EOS 1Dx Mark II Specs. Answers to Questions On the Canon 1DX II

    Jan 17, 20 09:39 AM

    Answers to questions on the specifications of the Canon EOS 1DX Mark II. The email I got on the Canon 1DX 2 said nothing about the camera. It was link to the Canon Site.

    Read More

CLICK FOR MY FAVORITES.



Newsletter enrollmentLet me keep in touch:

This page may contain affiliate links that may pay a small commission. They cost you nothing, but please review the affiliate statement at the very bottom of this page if you want more information.


Sign up for a monthly update

Enter Your E-mail Address
Enter Your First Name
Then

Don't worry — your e-mail address is totally secure.
I promise to use it only to send you Canon Geek Newsletter.