Auto focus

You can change the focus method. Use the menu when it is difficult to get the proper focus in auto focus mode.
AF stands for “Auto Focus,” a function that adjusts the focus automatically.
The selected AF range finder frame appears on the screen.
  1. Set the Zoom/Focus switch to AF/ZOOM.

  1. Press the FOCUS button.

  1. Select the desired mode on the control button.

(Multi AF)
Focuses on a subject in all ranges of the finder frame automatically.
When you press the shutter button halfway down in still image shooting mode, a green frame is displayed around the area that is in focus.
  • When the Face Detection function is active, AF operates with priority on faces.

(Center AF)
Focuses on a subject in the center of the finder frame automatically. Using the AF lock function together, you can compose the image the way you want.

(Flexible Spot AF)
Allows you to move the AF range finder frame to the desired point on the LCD screen and focus on an extremely small subject in a narrow area.

  • When you use [Digital Zoom] or [AF Illuminator], the AF range finder frame is disabled and appears in a dotted line. In this case, the camera works to focus on the subjects at the center of the screen.

  • When the focus mode is set to other than [Multi AF], you cannot use the Face Detection function.

  • If Tracking focus is activated, the camera focuses with priority on the subject to be tracked.

  • You may not be able to set some functions depending on the selected REC mode. For details, see “Functions not available in some REC modes.” [Details]

Using Flexible Spot AF

This is useful when you shoot using a tripod and the subject not in the center of the frame.
  1. Press the control button to adjust the position of the AF range finder frame (A) where you want to focus, then press .

The color of the range finder frame changes from yellow to white.
To reset the setting, press in the center again. You can adjust the rough position by using the jog dial.
  • Once you change the focus method, the AF range finder frame you set up is cleared.

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