Digital Still Camera DSC-RX100

Focus Area

Selects the focusing area. Use this function when it is difficult to get the proper focus in auto focus mode.

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

Menu item details

Focuses automatically on a subject in all ranges of the image.
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.
Focuses automatically on a subject in the center of the image. When used together with the AF lock function, you can compose the image you want.
Flexible Spot:
Allows you to move the focusing frame to the desired point on the screen and focus on an extremely small subject in a narrow area.


  • When shooting in [Single-shot AF], if you cannot focus on the subject by setting the [Focus Area] to [Wide], change the setting to [Center] and position the subject within the focusing frame. Press the shutter button halfway down to lock the focus, and return to the original composition to shoot images with the focus locked (Focus Lock).


  • A dotted square may appear around the whole screen in the clear image zoom, digital zoom, or smart zoom range in order to focus using the entire frame.