You can focus without pressing the shutter button halfway down. The settings for [Focus Mode] will be applied.

  1. MENU (Camera Settings2)→[Custom Key] or [Custom Key] →desired key, then assign the [AF On] function to the key.
  2. Press the key to which you have assigned the [AF On] function while auto-focus shooting.


  • Set [AF w/ shutter] to [Off] when you do not want to perform auto focusing using the shutter button.
  • Set [AF w/ shutter], [Pre-AF], and [Eye-Start AF] to [Off] to focus at a specific shooting distance predicting the position of the subject.