Focus Mode

Selects the focus method.

  1. MENU (Camera Settings1) → [Focus Mode] → desired setting.

Menu item details

(Single-shot AF):
The product performs auto focusing. The focus locks onto the subject.

(Continuous AF):
During movie shooting, the focus mode is locked to [Continuous AF]. The camera maintains focus on the subject. [Continuous AF] cannot be selected when shooting still images.

You can make fine adjustments manually after performing auto focusing, letting you focus on a subject more quickly than when using the manual focus from the beginning. This is convenient in situations such as macro shooting.

(Manual Focus):
Adjusts the focus manually. If you cannot focus on the intended subject using auto focus, use manual focus.

  • Rotate the control ring to adjust the focus manually in the direct manual focus mode or manual focus mode.

Focus indicator

The subject is in focus and the focus is locked.

The subject is not in focus.

Subjects on which it is difficult to focus using auto focus

  • Dark and distant subjects
  • Subjects with poor contrast
  • Subjects seen through glass
  • Fast-moving subjects
  • Reflective light or shiny surfaces
  • Flashing light
  • Back-lit subjects
  • Subjects in the focusing area with different focal distances


  • When you set the focus to infinity in the manual focus mode or the direct manual focus mode, make sure that the focus is on a sufficiently distant subject by checking the monitor or the viewfinder.


  • Only [Continuous AF] and [Manual Focus] are available in the movie shooting mode.