Registering the current focus area (AF Area Registration) (still image)

You can move the focusing frame to a preassigned position temporarily using a custom key. This function is useful when shooting scenes in which the subject’s movements are predictable; for example, sports scenes. With this function, you can switch the focus area quickly according to the situation.

How to register focus area

  1. MENU (Camera Settings1) → [AF Area Registration][On].
  2. Set the focus area to the desired position and then hold down the Fn (Function) button.

How to call up the registered focus area

  1. MENU (Camera Settings2) → [Custom Key] → desired key, then select [Regist. AF Area hold].
  2. Set the camera to the shooting mode, hold down the key to which [Regist. AF Area hold] has been assigned and then press the shutter button to shoot images.


  • When a focusing frame is registered using [AF Area Registration], the registered focusing frame flashes on the monitor.
  • If you assign [Regist AF Area tggle] to a custom key, you can use the registered focusing frame without holding down the key.


  • A focus area cannot be registered in the following situations:
    • The mode dial is set to either (Movie) or
    • While [Touch Focus] is being performed
    • While using the digital zoom function
    • While [Touch Tracking] is being performed
    • While focusing
    • While performing focus lock
  • You cannot assign [Regist. AF Area hold] to [Left Button] or [Right Button].
  • You cannot call up the registered focus area in the following situations:
    • The mode dial is set to either (Auto Mode), (Movie) or
  • When [AF Area Registration] is set to [On], the [Wheel Lock] setting is locked to [Unlock].