Digital Still Camera DSC-RX100

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.

(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.


  • 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.