Scene Capture Type

Modern cameras allow their users to select between various scenes. They have camera settings that are designed for their intended purpose and tell the camera what lighting as well as ISO, aperture, and other parameters must be set to get a particular picture. The most commonly used types of Scene Capture are, in addition:

  • Standard
  • Landscape
  • Portrait
  • Neutral
  • Faithful
  • Monochrome
  • Night scene

The names, along with particular settings, may be different between cameras.

The EXIF information for the Scene Capture Type thus gives information on the presets utilized by the camera to create the image or the photo that is being questioned. This information isn't provided by all cameras. This is why the information in the metadata of an image can be unfilled or have the word "unknown".

Videos made with cameras that have the ability to define a Scene Capture Type can also contain this kind of metadata.