Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera ILCE-7/ILCE-7R

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) (default setting):
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.

Allows you to use manual focus and auto focus in combination.

(Manual Focus):
Adjusts the focus manually.


  • 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.
  • Once you change the focus method, the distance of the focus you set up is cleared.
  • When [Focus Mode] is set to [Continuous AF], the beep does not sound when focus is achieved.