Macro Mode

A setting on a digital camera that enables users to focus on subjects close to the camera lens. Macro mode is commonly used to photographing flowers, insects and other small items that you want a close-up view of. The distance you can shoot in macro mode from will differ between cameras. Some may be able to focus when the lens is less than an inch away from the subject, while others may be an inch or further.

Other digital camera settings and shooting modes include:

See also “The Digital Camera Picture” in Webopedia’s Quick Reference section.

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