Exposure mode in EXIF data

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by Phil66, May 7, 2012.

  1. Phil66

    Phil66 Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 27, 2011
    Hello all,

    Just a quickie, in the EXIF data, when it says "exposure mode - normal" what does that mean??


  2. Phil66

    Phil66 Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 27, 2011
    I mean, I know that when in landscape it says landscape mode etc but what does "normal" represent?
  3. oldracer

    oldracer Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Oct 1, 2010
    Like most of the EXIF parameters, it means whatever the manufacturer wants it to mean.

    You can use one of the free EXIF viewers, like Opanda, to see what the numeric value is. If it's zero, then "Normal" means "Auto Exposure."

    Here is what the spec says:


    This tag indicates the exposure mode set when the image was shot. In auto-bracketing mode, the camera shoots a series of frames of the same scene at different exposure settings.

    Tag = 41986 (A402.H)

    Type = SHORT

    Count = 1

    Default = none
    0 = Auto exposure
    1 = Manual exposure
    2 = Auto bracket
    Other = reserved