You can change the focus method. Use the menu when it is difficult to get proper focus in auto focus mode.
AF stands for "Auto Focus," a function that adjusts focus automatically.
The selected AF range finder frame appears on the screen.
- MENU - (Focus) - desired mode
(Multi AF)(Default setting):
Focuses on a subject in all ranges of the finder frame automatically. 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.
- When the Face Detection function is active, AF operates with priority on faces.
Focuses on a subject in the center of the finder frame automatically. Using the AF lock function together, you can compose the image the way you want.
Focuses on an extremely small subject or a narrow area automatically. Using the AF lock function together, you can compose the image the way you want.
Hold the camera steady so as not to misalign the subject and the AF range finder frame.
- When you use [Digital Zoom] or [AF Illuminator], the AF range finder frame is disabled and appears in a dotted line. In this case, the camera works to focus on the subjects at the center of the screen.
- If tracking focus is activated, the camera focuses with priority on the subject to be tracked.
Focusing on subjects near the edge of the screen
If the subject is out of focus, do as follows:
- Recompose the shot so that the subject is centered in the AF range finder (A), and press the shutter button halfway to focus on the subject (AF lock).
- When the AE/AF lock indicator (B) stops flashing and remains on, return to the fully composed shot, and press the shutter button fully down.