As you might have guessed, Landscape mode has been optimized for shooting landscape images (Figure 3.8). Particular emphasis is placed on the picture control, with the camera trying to boost the greens and blues in the image (Figure 3.9). This makes sense, since the typical landscape would be outdoors where grass, trees, and skies should look more colorful. This picture control also boosts the sharpness that is applied during processing. The camera uses the lowest ISO settings possible in order to keep digital noise to a minimum.
The downfall to this setting is that, once again, there is little control over the camera settings. The focus mode can be changed—but only from AF-A to Manual. This means that either the camera will decide what to focus on for you, or you will need to use the manual focus feature in order to override the auto focus. Other changeable functions include Image Quality, ISO, and AF-area mode. Note that the flash cannot be used while in Landscape mode.