Originally Posted by Kuifje
One "problem" I run into with my E-1 and L-1 is that when I hand it over to my wife I would like to have an "auto" mode or iAuto ignoring all my settings basically making it full automatic. For my SLR's I don't need the option but for a micro four thirds I would see this as a benefit.
On my Canon film camera's the "green setting" overrode everything - making it a full automatic. Flash sync on first or second curtain? AE-lock? the green setting ignored all making it a full auto. The scene mode's btw did the same.
To what extend does iAuto work in this way? Otherwise I would like to add this feature to the mFT wish list.
Auto mode on all the recent Olympus E-System DSLRs will revert to auto defaults, disregarding any customisations you have made. This is the big difference between Program and Auto - Program will remember some preferences, like ISO, white balance, etc., while Auto goes back to basics.
The E-P1 has an iAuto mode, and this will attempt to identify scenes and apply them. Panasonic's iAuto mode, which is featured in the G1 and GH1, is more revolved and does all sorts of clever things automatically, like increase the ISO to boost the shutter if a lot of subject movement (which is differen to camera shake) is detected.