Focus Area

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

  1. 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.

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 return the focusing frame to the center of the monitor, press the C/ button while moving the frame. 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 [On] beforehand.


  • [Focus Area] is locked to [Wide] in the following situations:
    • [Intelligent Auto]
    • [Superior Auto]
    • [Scene Selection]
    • During Smile Shutter mode
  • The focus area may not light up during continuous shooting or when the shutter button is pressed all the way down at once.
  • You cannot execute functions assigned to the control wheel or the custom button while moving the focusing frame.