Definition: Scene modes refer to the modes with the exposure that has been pre-set to help obtain the appropriate automatic settings before shooting a photo. You often find these modes in digital models which are aimed at the beginning level. Through a scene mode, the digital model shall focus more on a specific aspect among a certain number of settings before you shoot coming photos.
For instance, when you select the “Sports” scene mode to shoot photos to a football game, the camera will automatically emphasize on set a faster shuttering speed which is required for shooing moving subjects. Another mode can be “Night”, in which there will be more light coming into the camera image sensor. A digital camera can have a dozen or even more scene modes.