While this is called Sports mode, you can use it for any moving subject that you are photographing (Figure 3.12). The mode is built on
the principles of sports photography: continuous focusing, large apertures, and fast shutter speeds (Figure 3.13). To handle these requirements, the camera sets the focus mode to Dynamic, the aperture to a very large opening, and the ISO to Auto. Overall, these are sound settings that will capture most moving subjects well.
You can, however, run the risk of too much digital noise in your picture if the camera decides that you need a very high ISO (such as 3200). This is why you have the ability to change some options within Sports mode such as ISO and Release mode (single and continuous). Also, when using Sports mode, you can change the focus mode from AF-A to Manual. This is especially handy if you know when and where the action will take place and want to prefocus the camera on a spot and wait for the right moment to take the photo.