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There are three types of manual controls: Full Manual (usually referred to simply as "Manual"), Shutter Priority, and Aperture Priority.

With Manual, you set both the shutter speed and aperture (how large the lens iris is) yourself. With shutter speed priority, you set the shutter speed and the camera selects the appropriate aperture for proper exposure. With aperture priority, you set the aperture and the camera selects the appropriate shutter speed for proper exposure.

More on this can be found in the guide link in my sig. I think it's the second or third post in.
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Originally Posted by r31ncarnat3d View Post
If you feel a bit lazy with manual settings, the ZS5 is also worth looking at. The Sony H55 only comes with PASM, whereas the Panasonic ZS5 has aperture priority (a HUGE want of mine) and shutter priority.

With the H55, I'm a bit miffed at the user interface for manual. It's a bit slow for my taste and not as intuitive/quick/easily accessible as my DSLR, hence my preference for aperture priority on a point and shoot. Still, the H55 does take great photos, and I got some shots I'm pretty happy with from it.
I've seen your recommendations for the Panasonic ZS5 and read up on it. It looks very impressive for the price. Samy's camera has it for $170 shipped.
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