Linda From Maine wrote:
OK, then. At a "low light event" (per the OP), how does shooting mode make a "better" or "worse" photo than a phone camera, or any other camera?
Wouldn't the outcome be dependent on the camera's ability to handle high ISO (noise), the photographer's understanding of aperture and shutter speed as relates to a specific photo op, and of course lens quality?
The shooting mode in and of itself is not relevant.
Agreed, there should be the same EV for each mode, unless metering is set differently in various modes.