Selects the focusing area. Use this function when it is difficult to focus properly in the auto focus mode.
- MENU → (Camera Settings1) → [Focus Area] → desired setting.
Menu item details
- Wide :
- Focuses on a subject covering the whole range of the screen automatically. When you press the shutter button halfway down in the still image shooting mode, a green frame is displayed around the area that is in focus.
- Center :
- Focuses automatically on a subject in the center of the image. Use together with the focus-lock function to create the composition you want.
- Flexible Spot :
- Allows you to move the focusing frame to a desired point on the screen and focus on an extremely small subject in a narrow area.
On the Flexible Spot shooting screen, you can change the size of the focusing frame by turning the control wheel.
- Expand Flexible Spot :
- If the product cannot focus on a single selected point, it uses focus points around the flexible spot as a secondary priority area for focusing.
- Lock-on AF :
- When the shutter button is pressed and held halfway down, the product tracks the subject within the selected autofocus area. This setting is available only when the focus mode is set to [Continuous AF]. Point the cursor at [Lock-on AF] on the [Focus Area] setting screen, and then select the desired area to start tracking using the left/right sides of the control wheel. You can also move the tracking start area to the desired point by designating the area as a flexible spot or expand flexible spot. On the Flexible Spot shooting screen, you can change the size of the focusing frame by turning the control wheel.
To move the focus area
- When [Focus Area] is set to [Flexible Spot] or [Expand Flexible Spot], if pressing the button to which [Focus Standard] is assigned, you can shoot while moving the focusing frame using the top/bottom/left/right sides of the control wheel. To change the shooting settings using the control wheel, press the button to which [Focus Standard] is assigned.
- You can move the focusing frame quickly by touching and dragging it on the monitor. Set [Touch Operation] to other than [Off] beforehand.
[Focus Area] is locked to [Wide] in the following situations:
- [Intelligent Auto]
- [Superior Auto]
- [Scene Selection]
- During Smile Shutter mode
- The mode dial is set to (Movie) and [Auto Dual Rec] is set to [On].
- The focus area may not light up during continuous shooting or when the shutter button is pressed all the way down at once.
- When the mode dial is set to (Movie) or during movie shooting, [Lock-on AF] cannot be selected as the [Focus Area].
- You cannot perform functions assigned to the control wheel or the custom button 3 while moving the focusing frame.