Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera ILCE-6300

Focus Mode

Selects the focus method to suit the movement of the subject.

  1. MENU (Camera Settings) → [Focus Mode] → desired setting.

Menu item details

(Single-shot AF):
The product locks the focus when the focus adjustment is achieved. Use [Single-shot AF] when the subject is motionless.

(Automatic AF):
[Single-shot AF] and [Continuous AF] are switched according to the movement of the subject. When the shutter button is pressed halfway down, the product locks the focus when it determines that the subject is motionless, or continues to focus when the subject is in motion. During continuous shooting, the product automatically shoots with Continuous AF from the second shot.

(Continuous AF):
The product continues to focus while the shutter button is pressed and held halfway down. Use this when the subject is in motion.

(Direct Manual Focus):
Allows you to use manual focus and auto focus in combination.

(Manual Focus):
Adjusts the focus manually. If you cannot focus on the intended subject using auto focus, use manual focus.


  • If the subject is too close, the image may show any dust or fingerprints on the lens. Wipe the lens with a soft cloth, etc.
  • When [Focus Mode] is set to [Continuous AF], the beep does not sound when focus is achieved.
  • [Automatic AF] is available only when you are using a lens that supports phase detection AF.
  • When [Focus Area] is [Wide] or [Zone], the focus range finder frame may change after you achieve focus using [Automatic AF] mode.
  • Depending on the lens you use, the angle of view may change little by little during focusing. This change in angle of view may be more evident when the focus mode is set to [Continuous AF] (AF-C) or [Automatic AF] (including [Sports Action] in Scene Selection and when the subject is moving when shooting in [Automatic AF] (AF-A) mode). This will not affect the actual recorded images. Consult your Sony dealer or local authorized Sony service facility on compatible lenses.


  • If you shoot movies when [Focus Mode] is set to [Single-shot AF] or [DMF], the [Focus Mode] will automatically change to (Continuous AF) and then continue to focus.