Center Lock-on AF

When you press the center of the control wheel, the camera detects the subject positioned in the center of the screen and continues to track the subject.

  1. MENU (Camera Settings1) → [Center Lock-on AF][On].
  2. Align the target frame (A) over the subject and press the center of the control wheel.
    • Press the center again to stop tracking.

  3. Press the shutter button fully down to shoot the image.


  • If you assign the [Focus Standard] function to the key of your choice, you can activate [Center Lock-on AF] or detect a subject again by pressing the key when [Focus Area] is set to [Wide] or [Center].
  • You can select the subject to be tracked by touch operation when shooting using the monitor. Set [Touch Operation] to other than [Off].


  • The [Center Lock-on AF] function may not function very well in the following situations:
    • The subject is moving too quickly.
    • The subject is too small, or too large.
    • The contrast between the subject and the background is poor.
    • It is dark.
    • The ambient light changes.
  • Lock-on AF does not work in the following situations:
    • [Sweep Panorama]
    • When [Scene Selection] is set to [Hand-held Twilight] or [Anti Motion Blur].
    • When [Smart Telecon.] is being used.
    • When shooting in Manual Focus mode.
    • When using the digital zoom
    • When the shooting mode is set to Movie, and [SteadyShot] is set to [Intelligent Active].
    • When shooting movies with [Record Setting] set to [120p]/[100p]
    • During High Frame Rate shooting