just got my SX10IS 3 days ago, in fact it is my first time using a semi pro camera, therefore would like to clear out some doubts between the P mode and the M mode of the camera.
From what I understand, P mode will auto set the aperture, shutter speed and the correct exposure to take a picture. Whereas M mode is fully manual function for you to set the aperture and shutter speed to your own preferences. When I tried using the manual mode to manual set the aperture and shutter, somehow the exposure level at the corner will prompt me that it is either over or under expose and it is only when I set it to the same settings as what the camera auto set for me in P mode then the exposure level will prompt that it is a correct exposure.
Does the exposure level really matter when it comes to shooting in manual mode? Do you always have to "obey" what the exposure level prompts you when taking the picture in manual mode? If I would to obey the exposure level eventually I would get the same image quality as what I took in the P mode.
Anyone can advise??